First Ever Inland Waterways Festival August 6-7

By: Erin Pulsanti Email
By: Erin Pulsanti Email

The first ever Inland Waterways Festival will run August 6th and 7th at the Ohio River Museum in Marietta.

The first time festival will be complete with exhibitors, activities and a little education. Organizer, Glenna Hoff, says the weekend is designed to celebrate the area's waterways and first settlers who, as Hoff says, were very determined to settle.

"It tells us a lot about the character of the people. This was wilderness, it was 95% forested, the wildlife was different, there were Indians here, there were so many things they had to overcome," Hoff says. "They had to be a very strong people, a very determined people. And if it hadn't been for them who knows what this area would have been like."

The festival is from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday night and 1 p.m.- 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Ohio River Museum.

Hoff says the event is free and open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

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