Ohio Mart returns to Stan Hywet

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Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens hosts the 48th annual Ohio Mart and the 44th Stitchery Showcase on the estate Oct. 2 through 5.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. An Akron tradition, the centerpiece of Ohio Mart is an artisan crafts showcase featuring artists with talents in sculpture, photography, garden art, ceramics, textiles, and jewelry, as well as entertainment and hot gingerbread cookies.

The autumn edition of "Inspiration in Bloom," Stan Hywet's popular display of fresh flowers is back and is part of the Combo Ticket, which includes Ohio Mart, Stitchery Showcase and a self-guided Manor House tour.

Stitchery Showcase, a judged stitchery display of 300 needlework pieces, is on exhibit in the Manor House and is presented by the Stan Hywet Needlework Guild. All needlework must be worked with a hand-manipulated needle on a ground except beading; ribbons are awarded in counted thread, canvas, surface stitchery, beading and hand quilting. More information is available at stanhywetneedleworkguild.com online.

The Courtyard near Molly's Shop is filled with entertainment and pumpkin carving. Children's activities (including a caricaturist) take place near Playgarden.

Stan Hywet is at 714 North Portage Path in Akron. For details, call 330-315-3287 or by visiting www.stanhywet.org.

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