Chatfield College to Host Fall Festival Featuring the Quilt, Craft, & Car Show

For the first time, Chatfield College will host the Fall Festival featuring the Quilt, Craft, & Car Show on Saturday, October 19 from 10:00am-7:00pm at its St. Martin Campus, located in Brown County. For many years every spring, the community favorite Quilt, Craft, and Car Show attracted crowds from all over because of its beautiful quilt display, antique car and bike show, and booths filled with a variety of vendors and their handmade crafts. Several years of cold temperatures, heavy rain and inclement weather resulted in lower attendance and customer concern.  An analysis resulted in a change in planning, and the decision to combine the Quilt, Craft, and Car Show with another traditional event, the student-run Fall Festival, typically held in October during the peak foliage season.

This new, combined event will still feature the quilt display, car show, and craft fair, but will also include a costume contest, trunk or treat, pumpkin painting, hayrides, carriage rides by Karen’s Carriage, a haunted trail, music, games, food and more. General admission is $3, children and seniors are $2, and a carload is $10 courtesy of presenting sponsor – People’s Bank.

“We are so excited for this event and the opportunity to invite the community to enjoy our beautiful campus, whether it’s the first time or one of many. Although the two events have been successful on their own, this combined festival truly has something for everyone. You could spend all day here and have many fun things to do.” explained Brianna Houchens, Director of Marketing at the college.

The quilt display is free to enter and will award prizes for Viewer’s Choice. The show also features a contest division, and this year’s theme is log cabin. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1 or 6 for $5 for a chance to win a beautiful hand-quilted quilt.  The car show is $10 to enter, and awards will be given in several categories as well as door prizes handed out. In order to participate in the craft show, you must have a handmade craft and purchase a $40 booth. All participants are given free admission to the event.

If you are interested in participating in the quilt display, craft show, or car show, please visit for more details or to register online. If you would like a paper application sent, please contact Brianna Houchens at or 513-875-3344 ext. 140.

This year’s event is sponsored by People’s Bank, as well as B105, First State Bank, Croswell VIP Motorcoach Services, Colonial Post and Fence, Collett Propane, and Fayetteville Hardware & Supply.

Chatfield College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts college offering the Associate of Arts degree in Brown County, Ohio and Cincinnati, and is an open enrollment college. The Brown County campus is located at 20918 State Route 251, St. Martin, OH 45118; the Cincinnati campus is located in historic Over-the- Rhine at 1544 Central Parkway; Cincinnati, OH 45202. For more information, visit the website, at, call (513) 875-3344 or e-mail





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