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Chair-caning demonstration, October 1999
Chair-caning demonstration at the Ohio County Museum, October 1999. Photo: Ray Austin, Times-News

Hartford Octoberfest

This annual celebration has grown from a simple cookout held in 1985 to become Ohio County's most popular social event of the year. It includes a large parade, a chicken barbecue, arts and crafts, and musical entertainment. It was founded as a fund-raiser for the Children's Fund, a charity that distributes an average of 500 new winter coats to needy children each year. The Octoberfest is documented in text, photographs, and news clippings.

Originally submitted by: Ed Whitfield, Representative (1st District).

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