Monday, October 8, 2012

The City of Yellow Springs and Their Street Fairs

You'll find very few towns like Yellow Springs, OH.

Yellow Springs seems to be one of those towns that was founded on the concept of peace and love and never moved much farther than that over the years.

In actuality, the town was founded in 1825 and has a long and very interesting history.  There is a good summary of some of the top points at Wikipedia.

There are a lot of great places to visit.  Antioch College's Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center has great programs for all ages and a Raptor Rehabilitation Center.  There are some days that the Raptor Center has an open house and you can see the birds up close and learn how they are cared for and re-released into the wild.

John Bryan State Park is also close and a great place to visit while in the area as is the Young's Jersey Dairy Barn.

VisualOhio plans on doing separate articles on Glen Helen, John Bryan State Park and  Young's Jersey Dairy Barn at a later date, so stay tuned!

Yellow Springs has a very active and robust artistic community, you'll see trees, light poles and buildings decorated in many different fashions.

An example of street art that can be found through out Yellow Springs.
The street fairs are also a great time.  Vendors come from all over to sell their items and all the local business are open to you as well.  There are bands that play as well as independent musicians that are around to entertain you as you walk through the city.