Thursday, August 4, 2016
Ox Roast in Mesopotamia Ohio
AND, the very old End of the Commons General Store really makes this a place that should be on your bucket list.
I love this particular community outside of Cleveland. My wife and her family lived here for several years. If you like country living, and a fun Amish community this is the place for you.
I have mentioned this area and event before here, and I posted an old photo of the End of the Commons General Store here.
So, we were able to swing by for the 2016 Ox Roast! MANY vendors were here selling cool old signs, paintings, books, etc. We passed by a band playing traditional country music. We saw the meat being roasted for the festival's famous sandwiches. Collectibles, food and entertainment were everywhere!
We visited the End of The Commons General Store for the first time in a while too! I can't say enough about how much we love this place. The Schaden family has ran the store for some time now. The store itself opened in 1840 (you read that right!).
We talked briefly to Peter Schaden during the Ox Roast this year. He talked about how the store has been upgraded and improved since we were there last. The great, old store is still there, but they have added on to it. It still looks very traditional. They have really gotten in to selling fried apple fritters here, just like the ones we enjoyed near Sugarcreek last year. We talked to a lady from Pittsburgh who bought one to eat immediately, and she was buying some to take home.
Mesopotamia is a great town to pass through anytime. but it is so vibrant during the Ox Roast.