NEW LOCATION- At the New Roadhouse Amphitheater located just 100 yards east of the winery on Old Rt. 39.
Breitenbach’s annual Dandelion Festival will take place on Friday May 1 from noon-7 and Saturday May 2, 2015 from 9-8. This festival provides fun and many activities for the entire family. Dandelion wine sampling, cellar tours and live entertainment are scheduled for both days.
On May 2 at noon, children will enjoy the dandelion picking contest and making their own dandelion jelly. Children should gather in the picnic shelter on top of the hill. Dandelion sausage, dandelion bread, dandelion gravy, dandelion lasagna, dandelion ice cream and dandelion sangria will be available both Friday and Saturday. Arts and craft vendors dot the hillside. Past vendors have included fine art, blown glass, handmade jewelry, lawn ornaments and much more! Download the vendor registration form! New Vendors’ application 2015
5K Dandelion May Run
The Dandelion Run was held on Sunday, May 3. Over 100 runners participated. Many commented that they love the challenging course through Amish Country and have participated every year since ’95. The proceeds of the run go to the Zachary Davis Memorial Foundation.
This year’s top male finisher was Jason Troyer from Sugarcreek with a time of 20:05. The top female finisher was Kerri Curry from New Philadelphia with a time of 22:30. Each top finisher received a trophy and $50 cash.
Here are the results from each age category:
Female 19 and Under: Josephine Klingshirn 29:34, Theresa Klingshirn 38:11, Keeley Misener 44:29
Male 19 and Under: David Miller 24:21, Bryce Albaugh 41:04
Female 20-29: Nicole McDonnell 22:34, Danielle Cugliari 24:00, Bekah Ankrom 25:16
Male 20-29: Brendan Misener 21:36, David Ditcher 23:07, Bryce Newbold 24:47
Female 30-39: Natalie Kreinhill 27:09, Terri Schrock 28:26, Alisha Povick 29:18
Male 30-39: Daniel Simpson 25:37, Troy Johnson 29:12, Paul Metcalf 32:11
Female 40-49: Shawnee Arbaugh 30:13, Jennifer Kohler 30:47, Becky Price 32:03
Male 40-49: Rich Price 21:05, Kevin Cline 23:55, Mike Scholles 25:18
Female 50-59: Marilyn Luyster 28:04, Cheryl Staley 31:34, Mary Cugliari 32:20
Male 50-59: Randy Rufener 23:50, Mike Gintz 24:41, John Antalovich Jr. 25:26
Female 60 and over: Debbie Kunkler 48:02, Marcie Smith
Male 60 and over: Glenn Gailey 24;32, Robert Gerber 26:13, Howard Wise 30:57
For full race results go to www.gorunit.net
The 21st Annual Dandelion MayFest
DOVER —By Lee Elliott TimesReporter.com correspondent posted 5/10/14
The weather couldn’t make up its mind as it switched back and forth from bright sun to blinding rain and wind, but none of that deterred the estimated 10,000 people who made their ways up the hill at Breitenbach Winery for the 21st annual MayFest and Dandelion Festival held recently.
Folk singer Gary Lee, of Lakeside, entertained for the 21st year with his guitar and harmonica. Lee said he wrote a song about dandelions after his first festival, and it has become a tradition at the event.
Another first-time visitor, Mary Walls of Toronto, saw the information about the festival while visiting the winery and expressed her excitement at what she was experiencing. Ralph and Joan Higgins of St. Mary’s W.Va., said they have attended for several years and enjoyed it so much they intend to come back every year. “We like to try a little bit of everything,” Mary said. “There is so much to experience.”
Ten-year-old Alexis Labarba, who came from Canton with her parents, Mark and Amber, loved the French fries and fudge, but said she didn’t try anything “dandelion.”
“We heard many people comment that they loved having the festival all together surrounding the tool shed on the top of the hill,” said Anita Davis, festival coordinator. “They liked the more intimate atmosphere. The art show and cooking demonstrations were particularly popular, and of course, the wine tours are always well attended.”
She said about 100 children participated in the dandelion picking contest, with prizes awarded for the longest stem, largest blossom, smallest blossom and for picking the most flowers. All participants took home jelly made from their blossoms.
The festival closed with the Dandelion May Run Sunday.
“I think we had the best participation ever this year, probably because of changing the race to Sunday,” Davis said. The first male crossing the finish line was Adam Leary, of Canton, in a time of 19:12, while the first female was Megan Tennent in a time of 24:53.
Other top winners and their age groups were:
Female under 20: Tessa Ullom, Melissa McAfee and Mia Trusso.
Male under 20: Darian Pacula, Jared Ullorn and Drew Yoder.
Female 20-29: Danielle Botkin, Danea Parker and Wendy McAfee.
Male 20-29: Nathan Wagler, Andrew Reeves and Cory Parker.
Female 30-39: Kim Mullet, Jennifer Knabloch and Sheila Myers.
Male 30-39: Jesse Mullet, JR Luyster and Darrell Lee.
Female 40-49: Shawnee Arbaugh, Vickie McMorris and Jennifer Kohler.
Male 40-49: Steve Neading, Tim Miller and Norman Yoder.
Female 50-59: Marilyn Luyster, Terri Miller and Rose Gintz.
Male 50-59: Mark Ditcher, Mike Gintz and Michael Lucas.
Female 60 and older: Angela Bosela, Mary Levan,
Male 60 and older: Bob Gerber, Howard Wise.
Roadhouse Amphitheater 5773 Old Rt. 39 Dover, OH 44622