The idea for a Pottery Festival belongs to Bob and Jack Frame who realized while on a visit to the Ohio Swiss Festival that communities needed to rally round and celebrate the industry that identified them. If you live in Crooksville or Roseville, that is Pottery. Jack took the idea to the Jaycees and that group of ten young men dove in and made the first Crooksville-Roseville Pottery Festival a reality in July of 1964.
44 years later, the Pottery Festival continues to thrive and serves as the showcase for the ware produced in the two Villages of Crooksville and Roseville as well as some of the finest art and functional potters throughout the state. In addition to Pottery, the festival also welcomes hand made crafts of every sort. It is a community festival, so there are plenty of activities throughout the four days of local interest, as well as a full schedule of music, demonstrations, dancing and exhibits to please every visitor.