In 1858, Berlin Heights, Ohio resident Samuel Patterson founded the Berlin Fruit Box Company. The Berlin Fruit Box Company made baskets, crates, and ladders needed by the beautiful and bountiful local orchards and family farms.
While the Berlin Fruit Box Company closed its doors a handful of years ago after becoming a local institution after six generations of the Patterson family crafted practical and limited edition baskets, the heritage and history of the basket making craft still remains a cornerstone of the culture and traditions of the Berlin Heights area.
Many of the same beautiful and bountiful orchards and family farms still surround the area and provide delicious fruits, vegetables, jams, wines, and family fun. The Basket Festival honors the rich, local history of the Berlin Heights area and celebrates the bright future of this friendly and close-knit community.
If you missed the 2016 Basket Festival, you'll have to wait a whole year to check it out on Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5, 2017! We hope to see you, your friends and family next year to help celebrate Berlin Heights and the surrounding community.