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surrounding areas

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Directions to Sherman: Find Sherman, NY on a NY map. It's on Rt.17, West of Chatauqua Lake in the southwestern part of the state. From NW, SW, W: Take 90 East past Erie, PA. Then, take 430 East (Exit 9) or 17 East (Exit 10A) to Sherman, NY (about 17 mi.). From SE, E: Take 17 West through Jamestown to Sherman. From NE, N: Take 90 West to Westfield. Use 60 & go South on 394 to Mayville (about 7 mi.). At light, turn right (West) on 430 & take into Sherman. Sherman to Brushwood: Sherman's only one block long (Main St. = 430). Go to West end of Main (Ford dealer on corner) and turn South onto Co. Rd. 15. Stay on 15 for 3 mi. to first 4-way intersection, which is Bailey Hill Road. Turn right (West) on Bailey Hill & go 1 mile. Brushwood is on the left with a sign. If you get lost you can call Brushwood at (716) 761-6750. For any other purpose call A.C.E. at (216) 932-5421.


Those travelling to Starwood who would normally travel on I-90 North should expect delays between Exits 5-9. Please check maps to find Alternate Routes, if not included here.

From Ohio: The best route seems to be PA Rt. 6N, beginning at Exit 1 (Cherry Hill). Follow 6N (6E) to Union City. Go North on Rt. 8, at Lowville continue North on Rt. 89. This will bring you to Rt. 430 in Colt Station. Turn right and proceed East on 430 into Sherman and follow previous directions from there.

From Western PA: Take I-79 N to Route 6N (Exit 38) and follow above directions going East on 6 to Union City.

From Eastern PA: Head North as soon as you can, not going to I-90. Picking up Rt. 17 in NY should be the swiftest route.

Brushwood Folklore Center

our festival site, is 180 acres of majestic woodlands and rolling meadows, with a large pond that has a center island. This amazing site keeps growing and changing! In addition to the beautiful pool pavilion with its spacious hot tub and hot showers, „Downtown Brushwood¾ now includes a 24 hour food court, a mini hardware store, an information booth, and other structures. More hot showers and flush toilets at the Bath House add to our comfort.

The nearby towns include Jamestown and Buffalo, the largest, Chautauqua, a resort area, Mayville, next largest town, and several very small towns including Sherman, and Findlay.

There are a lot of Amish in this area so please be careful when passing horse-drawn carts on the roads.

We also ask folks to please TONE DOWN WHEN IN TOWN. You should still wear your Starwood ID tag, but try not to wear overtly medievel garb, cloaks, robes, or revealing clothing.

The Region

Jamestown and Buffalo are major thoroughfare cities.

Chautauqua has a large Lake and is a vacation area. There are many wineries in the Lake Chautauqua area with wonderful NY wines that rival California...and at great prices! There are also larger grocery stores and a K-Mart here.

Mayville, NY on Rt. 430 east of Sherman. Mayville has nearly every source for supplies and food for Starwood. Mayville has the only bank machine within an hour drive and has a large full-service grocery store, specialty stores and antiques. Just East, past Mayville on Rt. 430 there is a large liquor and wine store with a huge variety of local wines. (Johnson Estates has a very deliciously fruity, semi-sweet Niagra and sweet, fruity Concord)

Sherman is the town head where Starwood is held. They greatly appreciate our business and help support Brushwood. Sherman is a tiny town located on Rt. 430 and County Road 15. There is a small, but very well stocked grocery, a True Value hardware store, a liquor store, bar, restaurant, pizza shop (that will deliver to Brushwood!), gas station and antique shops. We encourage folks to try there first if you need supplies.

Findlay is a small town located on Rt. 430 coming from the west. There is a small grocery and a pizza place. The one thing Findlay has is the back way into Brushwood: just take the first right after the giant Jesus...this is Bailey Hill road.

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