LOTS OF PHOTOS: Final cheese fest, plenty of smiles


Humans and canines alike were ready to show off their dairy pride at Wellington’s final Cheese Heritage Festival this past weekend. The Main Street board has elected to end the event in favor of one potentially scheduled later in the year.


Two-year-old Arabella Gutierrez of Sheffield makes a new friend.


Disney princesses Ariel and Belle say hello to the Cheese Fest parade crowd.


Heini’s Cheese brought plenty of their’s and the festival’s signature product from Holmes County.


One-year-olds Braxten Nirosky and Brinley Pummell have one of their first up-close encounters with a goat.


Joe Russell of Pigtails Barbeque in West Salem shows up ready to grill.


Katie Kozak tries to pick out a bunny to take home.


Kai Overstreet shows off some facial artwork.


Critter Camp Farm’s parade float displays a nice combination of cheese pride and patriotism.


Gabbi Cooper, Zeali Overstreet, and Giuliana Cooper try to decide who has the best Ariel dress.


Members of the Lorain County 4-H Band lead the parade down South Main Street.


Elijah Overstreet seems pretty happy with a freshly painted giraffe tattoo.


Juleigha Cantu takes a peek down the slide before heading to the bottom.


Stuffed Treasures of Amherst’s furry attractions catch the eye of three-year-old Liam Forgacs.


It’s Christmas in July as Santa Claus, who looks a bit like pastor Gary West, talks with Cameron Arnold of Nova.


A parade prompts most festival attendees to line up along South Main Street.


Josie Kazmierczak of Wellington smiles in between Bentley and Kennedy Skaggs of Litchfield.


Kolton Morrow of Lorain celebrates after scaling a rock wall.


Photos by Jonathan Delozier | Wellington Enterprise

This past weekend may have marked Wellington’s last Cheese Heritage Festival, but that didn’t seem to damper the mood of a sizeable crowd that showed up to say goodbye Friday and Saturday. Visitors of all ages found plenty to keep themselves occupied including musical acts, a pet costume contest, wet sponge fight, cheesecake bake-off, and meet-and-greet with Disney princesses.

Humans and canines alike were ready to show off their dairy pride at Wellington’s final Cheese Heritage Festival this past weekend. The Main Street board has elected to end the event in favor of one potentially scheduled later in the year.
http://thewellingtonenterprise.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/07/web1_IMG_9163.jpgHumans and canines alike were ready to show off their dairy pride at Wellington’s final Cheese Heritage Festival this past weekend. The Main Street board has elected to end the event in favor of one potentially scheduled later in the year.

Two-year-old Arabella Gutierrez of Sheffield makes a new friend.
http://thewellingtonenterprise.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/07/web1_IMG_9132.jpgTwo-year-old Arabella Gutierrez of Sheffield makes a new friend.

Disney princesses Ariel and Belle say hello to the Cheese Fest parade crowd.
http://thewellingtonenterprise.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/07/web1_IMG_9175.jpgDisney princesses Ariel and Belle say hello to the Cheese Fest parade crowd.

Heini’s Cheese brought plenty of their’s and the festival’s signature product from Holmes County.
http://thewellingtonenterprise.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/07/web1_IMG_9143.jpgHeini’s Cheese brought plenty of their’s and the festival’s signature product from Holmes County.

One-year-olds Braxten Nirosky and Brinley Pummell have one of their first up-close encounters with a goat.
http://thewellingtonenterprise.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/07/web1_IMG_9136.jpgOne-year-olds Braxten Nirosky and Brinley Pummell have one of their first up-close encounters with a goat.

Joe Russell of Pigtails Barbeque in West Salem shows up ready to grill.
http://thewellingtonenterprise.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/07/web1_IMG_9147.jpgJoe Russell of Pigtails Barbeque in West Salem shows up ready to grill.

Katie Kozak tries to pick out a bunny to take home.
http://thewellingtonenterprise.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/07/web1_IMG_9134.jpgKatie Kozak tries to pick out a bunny to take home.

Kai Overstreet shows off some facial artwork.
http://thewellingtonenterprise.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/07/web1_IMG_9151.jpgKai Overstreet shows off some facial artwork.

Critter Camp Farm’s parade float displays a nice combination of cheese pride and patriotism.
http://thewellingtonenterprise.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/07/web1_IMG_9164.jpgCritter Camp Farm’s parade float displays a nice combination of cheese pride and patriotism.

http://thewellingtonenterprise.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/07/web1_IMG_9180.jpg

Gabbi Cooper, Zeali Overstreet, and Giuliana Cooper try to decide who has the best Ariel dress.
http://thewellingtonenterprise.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/07/web1_IMG_9150.jpgGabbi Cooper, Zeali Overstreet, and Giuliana Cooper try to decide who has the best Ariel dress.

Members of the Lorain County 4-H Band lead the parade down South Main Street.
http://thewellingtonenterprise.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/07/web1_IMG_9176.jpgMembers of the Lorain County 4-H Band lead the parade down South Main Street.

Elijah Overstreet seems pretty happy with a freshly painted giraffe tattoo.
http://thewellingtonenterprise.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/07/web1_IMG_9152.jpgElijah Overstreet seems pretty happy with a freshly painted giraffe tattoo.

Juleigha Cantu takes a peek down the slide before heading to the bottom.
http://thewellingtonenterprise.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/07/web1_IMG_9140.jpgJuleigha Cantu takes a peek down the slide before heading to the bottom.

Stuffed Treasures of Amherst’s furry attractions catch the eye of three-year-old Liam Forgacs.
http://thewellingtonenterprise.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/07/web1_IMG_9154.jpgStuffed Treasures of Amherst’s furry attractions catch the eye of three-year-old Liam Forgacs.

It’s Christmas in July as Santa Claus, who looks a bit like pastor Gary West, talks with Cameron Arnold of Nova.
http://thewellingtonenterprise.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/07/web1_IMG_9156.jpgIt’s Christmas in July as Santa Claus, who looks a bit like pastor Gary West, talks with Cameron Arnold of Nova.

A parade prompts most festival attendees to line up along South Main Street.
http://thewellingtonenterprise.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/07/web1_IMG_9161.jpgA parade prompts most festival attendees to line up along South Main Street.

Josie Kazmierczak of Wellington smiles in between Bentley and Kennedy Skaggs of Litchfield.
http://thewellingtonenterprise.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/07/web1_IMG_9146.jpgJosie Kazmierczak of Wellington smiles in between Bentley and Kennedy Skaggs of Litchfield.

Kolton Morrow of Lorain celebrates after scaling a rock wall.
http://thewellingtonenterprise.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/07/web1_IMG_9157.jpgKolton Morrow of Lorain celebrates after scaling a rock wall.