Rose Creek celebrates ninth Fall Festival

Published 6:52 am Monday, October 5, 2009

ROSE CREEK — An overcast sky and day-long drizzle didn’t stop the fun at the Rose Pedaler Saturday.

The gift shop and log cabin on Highway 56 in Rose Creek hosted its ninth annual Fall Festival, with food, arts and crafts vendors, children’s games and pumpkins for sale. Horse and wagon rides were put on hold as the rain continued to fall over the noon hour.

“I want to do it for the community, just to get people to come out,” said Becky Hartwig, owner of The Rose Pedaler. She said they also hosted their first spring festival this year, and it was so successful they are planning another one in 2010.

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Twenty-four vendors were scheduled to set up in the parking lot and inside and around the cabin Saturday, but the weather prevented a few from showing.

Handmade jewelry, clothing, paintings, crocheted items, hand-blown glass, purses and beauty products were available. Hamburgers were on the grill as visitors sat on the gift shop’s porch or inside to warm up.

The Rose Pedaler opened eight years ago, and provides specialty coffees, baked desserts, homemade fudge and crafts.

Its Log Cabin opened four years ago for rent, with three bedrooms, a wrap-around porch and living amenities.