Times Gazette | Sassafras Festival, fireworks returning to Rocky Fork – Ohio News

Times Gazette | Sassafras Festival, fireworks returning to Rocky Fork – Ohio News

The Rocky Fork Community Alliance has announced plans to revive the former Sassafras Music Festival by making it part of the annual Spring Market Days and has also signed a contract with Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks to put on a fireworks show the Saturday before the Fourth of July.

The Spring Market Days/Sassafras Music Festival will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 27-28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the North Beach parking lot. It will feature music, various vendors, food and the East of the River Shawnee Tribe.

“Part of the reason we have it is because it’s a fundraiser for us and we will have raffles and things like that, and we also charge the vendors a small fee,” said Diane Uhl, RFCA president. “But it’s also something else for people out here to do and draws other people to the area.”

The music schedule is as follows:

Saturday, May 27

• 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Open mic session

• 12:30 to 2 p.m. – Millcreek Drifters

• 2 to 3 p.m. – Herb Day

• 3 to 4:30 p.m. – Wayfaring Strangers

• 4:30 to 6 p.m. – Timberlane Express

Sunday, May 28

• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Open mic session

• 1 to 2 p.m. – Troy Wait

• 2 to 3:30 p.m. – Open mic session

• 3:30 to 5 p.m. – Timberlane Express

Uhl said the bands will set up on the backside of the North Beach restrooms and will face the large parking area. She said there will be some bluegrass and oldies music, with a little gospel and country on Sunday.

“It will be a mixture, but you’re not going to find any pop or hard rock,” Uhl said.

During the open mic sessions, Uhl said there’s a group of area residents that like to get together and…

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