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Great Lakes Science Center

Hands-On Fun For The Family Cuyahoga National Park

A True Ohio Gem

Greater Alliance Carnation Festival

2016 Ohio Events Calendar




Paddle in Peace in the Mohican River.............................1 Cuyahoga National Park A True Ohio Gem...................5 Secrest Arboretum.............................................................9 Downtown Wooster Features Unique Experiences.........................................13 The Greater Alliance Carnation Festival Celebrate Its 57th Year.....................................................17 The Pumpkin is King In Barnesville............................... 19 Great Lakes Science Center Offers Hands-On Fun for the Family............................25

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Paddle in Peace

on the Mohican River


here’s nothing like a quiet paddle on the Mohican River. Here in the canoeing capital of Ohio that might not seem likely, but there are plenty of isolated stretches along the Mohican and its forks where you can paddle in peace. Opportunities abound for those who own a canoe or kayak — with trips ranging from a few hours to a whole day. Here are a few suggestions for adventurous souls who seek a river less traveled. The mainstream of the Mohican River continues about 25 miles beyond Frye’s landing on Wally Road, which is where many of the livery trips end. Add to that more than five miles of the Walhonding River, which starts at the confluence of the Mohican and Kokosing rivers. With the exception of a few campgrounds and the village of Brinkhaven, the river corridor remains relatively uncivilized. Greer landing between Loudonville and Danville is an excellent spot to start a trip. It’s located off Ohio 514 on the east bank of the Mohican River. From there, it’s a short but scenic paddle to Brinkhaven. Be advised that there is a lowhead dam upstream of U.S. 62. A section of the right side of the dam was removed years ago and some submerged debris remains, so proceed with caution. The best access spot is just past the Bridge of Dreams on the east bank. 1

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Beyond Brinkhaven, river access is available at Cavallo, the confluence with the Kokosing River, and Mohawk Dam. It’s about five miles from Brinkhaven to Cavallo, seven miles from Cavallo to the confluence and five miles or so from the confluence to Mohawk Dam. (To calculate time, figure about 3 mph paddling speed.) Access at Cavallo is on the west bank before the bridge off Flat Run Road. At the confluence, access is available on both banks of the Kokosing River. However, a short upstream paddle is required to land on the north bank, which is accessible on Township Road 423 south of Ohio 715. At Mohawk Dam, the access road gate is sometimes locked. Contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for information at (740) 824-4343. Otherwise, it’s about a quarter-mile carry to the gate or a steep climb to the roadway at the top of the dam. A lot of paddlers prefer to take out at one of four Ohio 715 bridges that cross the river between the confluence and the dam. Jerome Fork of the Mohican offers opportunities for short trips under ideal conditions. It should be noted that some sections are shallow best paddled at somewhat higher water levels. Jerome Fork is narrow with steep banks and can be dangerous at peak water levels, i.e. following a heavy rain.

The Ashland County Park District has provided access at River Walk Natural Area on County Road 1500 and 6.5 miles downstream at Hopkins Landing on County Road 175 south of U.S. 30. For those who want to press on further, there is another access just past the confluence of Muddy and Jerome forks, which meet to form Lake Fork. This is located on Ohio 95 on the west bank of the river. There also are remote stretches on the Mohican River’s other main tributaries: Black Fork, Clear Fork, and Lake Fork. Some require bushwhacking skills, but make for a rewarding experience.

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Cuyahoga National Park

A True Ohio Gem ❱❱ Blue Hen Falls in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is reached by a less traveled path and possesses “a different kind of charm” from the more famous Brandywine Falls.

By LINDA HALL Staff Writer


ne of the many scenic and recreational gems within the state of Ohio is the 33,000acre Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Although Ohio is home to a number of national historic sites and landmarks, national wildlife refuges and multiple state parks, CVNP is Ohio’s only national park. Based on its size and wealth of opportunities for hiking, wildlife viewing and general sightseeing, it’s hard to get a handle on where to start exploring it. Maggie Olson, marketing manager at Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, a Friends’ group for the park, made some suggestions for getting to know all that it has to offer. The most popular feature, Olson said, is the Towpath Trail, about a 100-mile trail cutting “right through the middle of the national park” and reaching from Cleveland to New Philadelphia. Olson described the trail as “the spine” of the park — flat and easily traversed. Another highlight is Beaver Marsh, she said, with beavers and river otters observable in any season, “usually at dawn or dusk.” It can be reached from the Ira trailhead, north on the Towpath Trail, “not even a half mile (away),” Olson said, and it is wheelchair and stroller accessible, “assuming it’s not muddy.” Among the many waterfalls adorning the CVNP landscape, Brandywine Falls are the most famous. “It’s gorgeous; we love it,” said Olson, noting a boardwalk connects the trail and the viewing platform. The steps to the platform lead to a stunning overlook positioned at the cascading falls — a spectacular vista. Patrons not able to walk down to the platform may easily enjoy the sight of the 65-foot falls from the boardwalk. Brandywine Falls is “very accessible, which is nice,” she said. Not quite as famous, but possessing a “different kind of charm” are Blue Hen Falls. While not as easily acces-

❱❱ Brandywine Falls cascades 65 feet and may be viewed from a platform connected to a boardwalk and a trail; the spectacular vista is one of the highlights of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

sible, they are reachable within a “We have done many trails; most of short, one-fourth mile walk from the our favorites are the horse trails,” she Boston Mills Road trailhead, west of said, adding, “They are normally a Riverview Road. Offering “a look at little harder of a trail, but we enjoy one of the hidden gems in the park,” the challenge.” Olson said, the path is “We just discovered generally less traveled for a trail this past week those liking the solitude. called The Ledges,” Stanford House, a hisSarah Summers said. “It toric farm house, may be is stunningly beautiful.” rented, and is “one of the “There are caves to only places you can stay explore and huge rocks overnight in a national that ask to be climbed park,” Olson said. A ruson.” she said. — Sara Summers tic lodge, it has a view of “We took our kids and the Cuyahoga River and spent almost two hours the Ohio & Erie Canal and is located on one-fourth of the trail,” she said. on Stanford Road just north of the “They loved it, and it’s become our village of Boston. new favorites.” The entire house or just a room may Olson said two retail stores within be rented, and its brochure emphasiz- the park — Trail Mix Boston and es its appeal, pointing out that “the Trail Mix Peninsula — run by the national park is your front porch. Conservancy give visitors the opThe famous Towpath Trail is just out portunity to refresh themselves with the front door, and the iconic Bransoup, sandwiches and ice cream. dywine Falls is a short hike away.” “It’s a nice way to enhance your The park “truly promotes beauty for experience,” Olson said, to take away our hearts,” said Sarah Summers of a snack and a T-shirt from the visit Ashland. while supporting a worthy cause — She and her husband, Greg, have the park and its programs. been hiking there weekly since the “Cuyahoga Valley is a hidden fall and “both love it,” she said. treasure in Ohio,” Sarah Summers The landscape is reminiscent of said. “We are so lucky to have such a northeastern Pennsylvania where beautiful place to explore.” Greg grew up, she said, describing it as “peaceful.”

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Secrest Arboretum By LINDA HALL Staff Writer



hio’s arboretums and gardens offer entertainment beyond their aesthetic value and can be fun for the entire family. Many of them devote special areas to capturing the attention of children. Secrest Arboretum on the campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster is multi-faceted, encompassing themed gardens, revolving around, for example, roses, butterflies and water; paved walkways, and decorative seating in wooded, meadow and floral settings. Designed especially for children is a natural play area described as featuring a “fortress ... embankment slide and pavilion complete with giant frogs (and) tortoises.” Another unique feature at Secrest is the William J. Lemmon Health and Wellness Garden, promoting the connection between plants and human wellness. The garden highlights six facets of wellness — environmental, spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional, accompanied by informational signage giving walkers “did you know?” facts on each of the topics and “what you can do” suggestions to improve health and wellness. The Health and Wellness Garden is part of a redesigned Secrest Arboretum and environs, with a new welcome center part of plans for the future. Classes and programs are available through Secrest, but in and of itself it is an education. “If you’re expanding or redoing your landscaping,” said Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director Martha Starkey, she suggested checking out options at Secrest Arboretum. “Out there, you can see (how certain 9

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plants) will grow,” Starkey said. “Everything is labeled.” Among the many facets of Secrest Arboretum, she said, “there is something for everybody.” Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens on Portage Path in Akron opens for the season in April, and with it the Playgarden, aptly named because it invites children to activate a bubble machine; climb in and out of a miniature Tudor mansion which features a spiral slide, an amazing marble chase, a footbridge and a rock climbing wall; “drive” a Model A Ford truck; and try their hand at lawn bowling. Each interactive station of the Playgarden is tied to a feature of the Manor House, which is open for tours. A variety of other specialty gardens, including an English garden, covers the remainder of the

acreage around the historic home. The Dawes Arboretum in Newark offers a wide variety of trails, in number and scope, varying from gravel and asphalt to mulch and grass. They easily navigable paths wind their way through more than 1,000 acres of gardens, wetlands, woods, meadows, lake and ponds, which create a variety of habitats, each with its own showcase of flowers, shrubs and trees. A historic Japanese garden has been recently redone. Dawes’ child-centered story book trail weaves together classic children’s literature with nature. Special programs and classes for all ages are scheduled throughout the season. Likewise, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Columbus plans exhibitions throughout the year, such as a spring color showcase highlighted by 100,000 tulips, narcissus, crocus, hyacinths and other seasonal flowers; a Blooms and Butterflies program scheduled from March through September; and a winter holiday celebration of horticulture displays, evening lighting, a gingerbread competition, and a garden-centered, model railroad. These are just a few of the arboretums and gardens located across Ohio and providing a unique playground and aesthetic respite for all ages of visitors.


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Downtown Wooster

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owntown Wooster is the place to be! Featuring 25 local restaurants, coffee shops, unique boutique shopping, a craft brewery, the Everything Rubbermaid Store, antiques galore, luxurious lodging, and much more, a trip to downtown Wooster will not disappoint. If you want to get the most from your visit, we suggest you plan it around one of the many events happening downtown and that you plan to stay overnight. Downtown Wooster is home to the St. Paul Hotel, a chic boutique hotel with amenities second to none, the Market Street Inn, an 1897 Historic Landmark Bed and Breakfast, and the recently renovated Best Western. Every Saturday, June 4th thru October 29th enjoy the Downtown Wooster Farmers’ Market:

• Located at Public Square • Features more than 20 local growers • Live music

Classic car lovers won’t want to miss the June 17th and August 19th Concert & Cruise-In’s: • Hundreds of street rods • No entry fee • Live 50’s / 60’s band • Food vendors “Foodie” travelers who want to try out the many delicious restaurants downtown Wooster has to offer cannot miss the Taste of Downtown Wooster on July 28th:

• Food sampling from downtown restaurants • Beer/Wine garden • Live music

A little bit of “Bourbon Street” comes to downtown Wooster on September 17th for the 13th Annual Wooster Arts & Jazz Fest. This all-day event features:

• Live music on multiple stages • Juried fine arts • Chalk art gallery • Gourmet food • New Orleans style jazz parade • Free children’s craft activities

Just in time to kick off the holiday season, downtown Wooster hosts Window Wonderland on November 18th. This holiday tradition has something for everyone: • Santa descends from a rooftop LUNCH TIME SPECIALS! Any Flash Pizza, • Lighting of the Children’s Tree6” and Tree Salad Italian Community Taco Two Small Pieces & Sub & Bread at the squareOf& ACheese + Tax + Tax 20oz Pepsi A 20oz Pepsi 20oz Pepsi • Carriage rides • Live reindeer • Beautifully decorated windows and more!



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The Greater Alliance Carnation Festival

Celebrate Its 57th Year T

he Greater Alliance Carnation Festival will celebrate its 57th year from August 5-21. The Festival brings the community together to celebrate the flower that gave Alliance its name. There are many events that involve the community's citizens, businesses and dignitaries, bringing the city together to celebrate all that is great about the Carnation City. The Carnation Festival, which inagurated in 1960, is a favorite among locals. Area businesses sponsor the events and keep the festival running each year. The Festival begins with the Rib Burnoff and Kickoff Parade and finishes with the Grand Parade and a spectacular display of fireworks at Silver Park. The park is the central location for many of the festival's events, including Days in the Park, a three-day event that features booth by local organizations, crafters and food vendors. A balloon lift-off, which brings dozens of hot air ballooners to town, departs from Silver Park as part of a one-day event called Flite Test, which also includes drone displays. Several local bands and musical groups energize the bandstand and the Alliance Symphony Orchestra performs in the evenings. The Rib Fest gathers many vendors from far and wide who countless culinary varieties while more popular musical acts perform outside the Carnation City Mall. Young women vie for the title of Carnation Queen, an honor that grants them the honor of representing the Carnation City. 17

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There are opportunities to participate in contests during the Festival, including an amateur photography contest, a flower show, youth sports events and a vintage “base ball� tournament. Area fire departments compete in a pump-in and muster. Visits to some of Alliance's unique landmarks, like Glamorgan Castle, the Haines House and Mabel Hartzell Museum. Yearly activities are planned by the Festival Board, which consists of community members serving as heads of the many event committees. The Greater Alliance Area Carnation Festival has something for everyone, kids and adults, sports fans and art and food connnoisseurs. For more information visit



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The Pumpkin is King In Barnesville By BRUCE YARNALL Staff Writer


hat began in the basement of the Assumption Catholic Church in 1964 has grown to attract 100,000 visitors to the small village of Barnesville each year during the last full weekend in September. It is hard to believe that over a half century has passed since Vernon Burkhart, Martin Schumacher, and the other committee members planned and staged the first Barnesville Fall Fair. That year over 3,000 viewed the produce at the Assumption Church basement including Tom Rockwell’s 77-pound pumpkin, an entry that would set the stage for today’s huge production. At that first affair, Barnesville High Vo-Ag students served as judges as they do to this day establishing early wide-spread community involvement in the festival. Skeptics who doubted the fair would succeed did not know Barnesville history. Located some distance from our county seat, local citizens staged the first of 23 Barnesville Agricultural Fairs in 1870 at today’s Memorial Park.   When that faltered, the event was transformed into the Fall Races, a horse racing event that proved popular up through the 1920s.  The following decade, the community marked downtown “Homecomings” complete with history displays and special events capped by a huge street parade.   In 1953 and 1958, Barnesville staged elaborate Ohio


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and Barnesville sesquicentennial celebrations. And for the past 52 years, citizens of this community and neighboring towns have donated hundreds of thousands of hours to make the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival the event we experience and cherish today. Early financial support for the “free street fair” came from “Barnesville business houses and organizations,” with over 85 listed its first year downtown. The village government is also credited for its magnificent support and assistance literally since the festival’s inception. The second edition of the festival in 1965 included a “Cavalcade of Old Cars” parked along Main Street and special downtown merchant sales. Outgrowing the church basement, the festival moved to West Main Street in 1967 providing the opportunity for more events and displays. The crowd that first year downtown was estimated at 8,000.  The following year, Becky Carpenter was crowned the first festival queen the same year the Mother’s Club added the “Little Miss and Mr. Pumpkin” contest. From these humble beginnings, the festival celebration grew exponentially.  An antique show – store window displays (1968) and carnival rides on Broadway and W. Main (1969) preceded a name change to

Ohio Pumpkin Festival in 1970. That year also saw the first street parade and the introduction of pumpkin ice cream manufactured locally by Damsel’s. Some products and events have come and gone, most notably a short-lived run for pumpkin burgers while the Garden Club’s Flower Show, Jaycee’s Haunted House, Garden Tractor Pull, and 4-H Show are no more. When founder Vernon Burkhart retired and relocated to Florida, downtown merchant Eugene “Doc” Householder stepped up in 1974 serving as president for the next 27 years. A healthy run of the Cavalcade of Bands also launched that year. Other expansions included a Banjo and Fiddle Contest, the Big Pumpkin Auction (1976), Pumpkin Run (1977), and Pet Show (1980) among others. By the ‘80s when the Wednesday night weighing of the giant pumpkins gained popularity, Saturday parade day crowds were estimated at 50,000. Still growing in popularity, the festival expanded to the B & O

❱❱ Reigning over the festivities at the 2015 Barnesville Pumpkin Festival will be a new queen, princess and mini miss which were selected at a pageant held at Barnesville High School Sunday. Pictured from left: Princess Lyanna Smith, the 10-year-old daughter of Brad and LeeAndra Smith of Marietta; Queen Alli Wilcox of Woodsfield, a senior at the Swiss Hills Career Center and daughter of Ruth and Rusty Wilcox; and Mini Miss Kailey Roan Nugent of Barnesville, the nine-year-old daughter of Melissa and Andy Nugent.

Depot and Watt Center areas the following decade. During its history, the festival has drawn its fair share of celebrities and brought national attention to Barnesville. Miss America 1971, Ohio’s Laurie Lee Schafer was a special guest in 1974. The Ohio State University Football Coach Woody Hays cut the ribbon in 1980 as did Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Harry Goldstein four years later. Also in the ‘80s, the late Ed Johnson, host of the popular Agri-Country television show, broadcast from Barnesville and served as weigh master. The 150-member Ohio University Bobcat Marching Band livened up the 1974 parade.

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he festival was featured on the NBC Today Show and honored as one of the 100 top Festivals and Fairs by the American Bus Association. Observers from the Ohio Festival and Events Association visited in 1984 to determine if the Pumpkin Festival merited membership in the statewide organization. It did, but the organization wanted “Ohio” dropped from the name in deference to another older festival that also celebrated the harvest of “the orange orb” each fall.  After years of dancing around the issue, local leadership acquiesced resulting in a second name change to Barnesville Pumpkin Festival in 2002.   Throughout its 50 years, the Barnesville Enterprise has been a major booster of the festival featuring annual “Pumpkin Festival Build-up” articles in the months leading up to the festival and recording the history of the event each year. Since its introduction in 1977, the Enterprise has served as publisher of the color Pumpkin Festival Tabloid which was included in last week’s paper and handed out from the Pumpkin Information Booth to the thousands each year. We would also be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the contributions of  the dedicated pumpkin festival committee members who are now with us in “spirit only” including but not limited to Vernon Burkhart,  William “Buck” Froehlich, Charles “Buck” Johnson, Ollie Jones,  Averil Lynn, Don Noland, Pat Roby, Ralph Roth, Art Seneff, Tom Skinner, Isabel Wheaton, Carol Wheeler, and Bob Wineman.


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The Pumpkin Festival began during Governor James A. Rhodes’ first administration. Rhodes, no stranger to Barnesville thanks to late Enterprise publisher Ray Palmer, was a strong advocate of local tourism. In fact, the second Fall Fair first featured the “Wonderful World of Ohio” state-sponsored traveling exhibit. During that era, other eastern Ohio communities also launched festivals that have all come and gone, but the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival remains one of the premier events in our region

drawing visitors from three states and beyond. It is a testament to the originators of this event and the legions of community volunteers who have carried the “torch” forward. The hearts of local citizens, Barnesville natives and former residents swell with pride each September as they gather in the center of Barnesville to once again celebrate. The 53rd Barnesville Pumpkin Festival will take place September 22-25. For more information, visit

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Following the Ripley's display, the science center will open Sports Arena, which can be seen May 28 through Sept. 5, Ellenbogen said. “Sports Arena gets into the science and physics of sports,” she said. “Visitors can try out the science behind the sports. They can test their strength and stamina. It will be very interactive.”

The exhibit coincides with the Summer Olympics, Ellenbogen said. The sceince center will host programs and activities connected to the Rio Olympics and pay homage to past Olympic athletes from Ohio. In the fall, the Great Lakes Science Center will open Design Zone, which will “explore the math of art, music and engineering,” Ellenbogen said. This exhibit is scheduled to open Oct. 1.

❱❱ In the foreground, this 2/3 scale model of a Rolls Royce was crafted entirely of matchsticks. In the background, these larger than life portraits were made with everyday items. The portrait of Martin Luther King Jr., for example, was created out of postage stamps. This was one of the featured exhibits for The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not, which closes April 24.

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Under the sea, through a tornado and in the jungles are just a few of the places the OMNIMAX theater has taken guests since it opened in 1996. The OMNIMAX screen is 79 feet in diameter and six stories high, Ellenbogen said. “The film takes up the entire screen,” she said. “You sit in those chairs and you feel you are on the scene.”

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This seasonal exhibit, open May through October, is a part of the Great lakes Science Center as well, Ellenbogen said. The 618-foot steamship, built in 1925 and used to transport iron pellets, coal and other materials through the Great Lakes, is now a museum. Guests can learn what life onboard a Great Lakes freighter was like, as well as learn more about Great Lakes history. “It has a long history connected to Cleveland,” Ellenbogen said of the Mather. “It is a terrific example of the early innovations of Great Lakes technology in steamships. We talk about the Mather as the boat that built Cleveland.

❱❱ Visitors to the Great Lakes Science Center can watch a movie in the center's OMNIMAX Theatre. The theater, which features a six story high domed screen, screens a wide range of films from educational documentaries to feature films such as the Harry Potter movies and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The Mather often found itself on the forefront of technical innovations in its 55-year career, Ellenbogen said. For example, it became one of the first of the Great Lakes boats to be outfitted with radar, in 1946.

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his year marks the 75th anniversary of the NASA Glenn Research Center. Visitors to the science center can catch a glimpse of NASA history and artifacts in the NASA Glenn Visitor Center. The visitor center had been located at the research center in Cleveland, said Ellenbogen. However, due to security concerns, the center was moved to the science center. Three years ago, the science center was reopened after a major renovation, she said. “We wanted it to be more accessible to more people,” Ellenbogen said. “Having it at the science center makes it so that visitors can connect with NASA.”


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At the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, where guests can: • See the actual 1973 Skylab 3 Apollo Command Module • Experience a multi-media trip through landmark moments in space history • See artifacts from John Glenn’s Friendship 7 mission • Check out a real moon rock from Apollo 15 • View actual space-flown suits from Skylab and Apollo, including one issued to Buzz Aldrin.

In addition, museum guests can experiment with air resistance and test a pressurized bottle rocket; learn how to power a space station and plan a space mission, watch a video tour of NASA Glenn's labs and test chambers, and more. The newest feature in the visitor's center is a section dedicated to biomedical technology and engineering, said Yachanin.

Guests can check out interactive exhibits, videos and educational displays focusing on genomics, stem cells, prosthetics, functional electrical stimulation (FES) and medical imaging. There's even a display dedicated to nanotechnology, Yachanin said.

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10 – Herb Fair: Over 70 artists and craftsmen set up among the gardens of Quailcrest. Fine jewelry, furniture, antiques, clothes, stoneware, creative clay, ironwork, baskets, tole painting, bells, bronze, gourds, dried flowers, herbs, corn, pressed flowers and more; Quailcrest Farm, 2810 Armstrong Rd., Wooster; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 330-345-6722; 10 – Harvest Fest/Rib Cook-Off & Parade: Shopping and ribs, what more can you ask for? Enjoy special sales at participating stores and sample delicious BBQ ribs at various stops throughout downtown Berlin.Vote for your favorite and enjoy the Harvest Fest Parade at the end of the day. Downtown Berlin; 330-893-3192; 10-15 – 167th Wayne County Fair: “Ohio’s Foremost Agricultural Fair,” the Wayne County Fair is home to favorites






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2 – Cookbook Extravaganza at Gospel Bookstore: Gospel Book Store; 4900 Oak St., Berlin; 330-893-2523; www. 2 – Benefit Quilt Auction: Benefitting the Crippled Children’s Bureau. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Kidron Auction, 4885 Kidron Rd., Kidron (on the square); 330-857-2641; 5 – Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale: Huge Quilt and Wood Auction which raises money for world-wide relief through the Mennonite Central Committee. Great food! Celebrating 50 years! Fri, 4 p.m. & Sat, 7 a.m.; Wayne County Fair Grounds, 199 Vanover St., Wooster; 330-682-4843;











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such as farm tractor pulls, a demolition derby, country concerts, livestock shows and baking and home economic projects. Wayne County Fair Board, 199 Vanover St., Wooster; 330-262-8001; www. Spend the Day 17 – Wooster Arts Jazz Fest: Jazz bands play while artisans THE offer their work at a fine art show. Gourmet food and kids’ N Explore Gardens, Spend Greenhouse Shop BringOur a Picnic, the & Day ITIO ED Hours: M-F 8-5 • Sat. 8-3 • Closed Sunday activities too! 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Downtown Wooster; 330-262-6222; TE ll U e A Hours: Tues.-Sat. 9-5 TRIB me Gav So e,  2810 Armstrong Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 17 – World Crafts 26th Anniversary Sale: Celebrate 26 years e Som 330-345-6722 All Gav 5572 N. Market St. of Fair Trade! Special sale, Fair Trade refreshments and drawings; Rt. 83, 5 miles N. of Wooster, OH Berlin, Ohio 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.; World Crafts, 13110 Emerson Rd., Kidron; 3307 miles S. of I-71 to Sign 330-231-4495 857-0590; 31- Oct. 1 – 64th Annual Ohio Swiss Festival: Friday & Select Graystone Cottages as your home away from home. Saturday provide two full days of entertainment and events such as Jacuzzi’s, Fireplaces, Continental costume and yodeling contests, the Steinstonssen (throwing of the Breakfast, within walking distance stone), the Swiss Cheese Chase 5K, and a kiddie and grand parade! of approximately 30 shops along Main St. Berlin Downtown Sugarcreek; 888-609-7592, of High Tunne “Simple Life-the perfect getaway” 30- Oct. ls 1 – Woosterfest: Traditional Octoberfest celebration featuring entertainment, food, talent show, arts and crafts, children’s MAY activities, Biergarten, Winegarten, and more! Fri, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 14 – Vintage Garden Tractor Show: Vintage garden tractors, & Sat, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Downtown Wooster; 330-262-5735; www. parts vendors, a dead sled pull, hourly giveaways, a pedal tractor All Authentic Solid 2828 S. Carr Rd. From Fracki Apple Creek, OH 44606 pull for children and more. Also features customized garden Pipelin ng, New Hardwood es tractors, lawn equipment, walk behinds, chain saws and toy tractors. • Canning Supplies OCTOBER • Dinettes • Rolltop Desks Downtown Sugarcreek, We Build Furniture • Housewares 7-8 – Enchanted Forest: Bring the entire family to the • Bedroom Sets • Computer Desks 14 – World Fair Trade Day Sale: A global event to learn more Your Way, • Variety of Gifts & Cards • Bookcases • Entertainment Centers Enchanted Forest to learn about how creatures of the night survive about Fair Trade! Enjoy Fair Trade refreshments and a special sale All Day! • Home Decor & Throws • Lots of Crafts • Jewelry Boxes on your favorite Fair Trade products; 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.; World Crafts, in the forest. You will walk pumpkin-lit trails led by fireflies and NEW • Curio Cabinets • Rockers & Gliders have cider and pretzels after; 6:30 p.m. shows each evening; The 13110 Emerson Rd., Kidron; 330-857-0590; LOCATIO Hours: Mon., Tue. & Fri. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. Sw., Wilmot; 330-359-5235; N! 27 – Sounds of Downtown: Spend a relaxing evening in Wed. 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM; Sat. 8:00 - 3:00 PM • Closed Thur. & Sun. 5911 S. Kansas Rd. • Apple Creek, Ohio • 330.893.4012 • Next Day Fax WO-10433261 Downtown Wooster listening to street musicians. 6-8 p.m.; 9-10 – Charm Days: A two day event held in Charm full of Downtown Wooster;; Additional dates: 4815 East Main St., contests, food, auctions, a flea market, special merchant sales, music 6/24, 7/28, 8/26, 9/23 & 10/28. Berlin, OH 44610 and more.Village of Charm; 330-893-2251, 28-29 – Great Lakes Fiber Show: Sales booths with fiber7-8 – Fabulous Fall Garage Sales: Follow the signs and pick related supplies and fiber art. Workshop and demonstrations, kids’ 330-893-0150 up a map at one of the many garage sales going on throughout the activities, Skein Competition, Fleece Show and Sale, Fresh cooked community and visit the Swiss Village Corridor for bargains and lamb and more! Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sun, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wayne County Fairgrounds, 199 Vanover St., Wooster; 330-264-9665; www. buys from our friendly retailers. Maps are also available at most businesses. Downtown Sugarcreek, 8-9 – Wayne County Farm Tour: Spend the day in beautiful rural Wayne County on a self-drive tour of area farms and JUNE • agricultural businesses while enjoying the fall colors. Sat, 11 a.m.-6 3-4 – Wooster Music & Rib Fest: Food and live entertainment. p.m. & Sun, noon-6 p.m.; Southwest Wayne County; 330-263-7456; Wayne County Fairgrounds, 199 Vanover St., Wooster; 330-262Elna Haute Couture 9600 8001, • The only machine that can Sew, Quilt & Embroider 4 – Guggisberg Customer Appreciation Day: We will have Dairy & Ice Cream Shoppe • 170 built-in embroidery designs, includes NOVEMBER: free cheese samples, a cheese-eating contest, a raffle to win free Sundaes 48 quilting designs 4-5 – Season’s Splendor Arts & Crafts Show: Juried art cheese for Ohio a year, face painting, and a bounce house and other Floats • 347 built-in stitches, including 38 exclusive Elna Stitches Serving Southeastern and craft show with 115 booths on one floor. Lunch available. games for kids; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ; Guggisberg Cheese, 5060 St. Rt. 557, Malts and much more... Sponsored by the Wayne County Arts and Crafts Guild. Fri, 5-9 p.m. Shakes Don’t have time to quilt those tops? We offer Long-Arm Quilting Services! Millersburg; 330-893-2500; We also carry Miele & Riccar Vacuums! & Sat, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Greenbriar Conference & Party Centre; 3309 – Ladies Night Out: Join us for a fun night of activities for 26 Ice Cream Flavors Daily! 345-5962; 4897 West Main Street • Berlin, OH 44610 women of all ages. 5-8 p.m.; Downtown Wooster; 330-262-6222; 5454 Cleveland Rd. (Rt 3) • Wooster (330) 893-2864 10 - World Crafts Christmas Open House: The only night 330-345-8190 • Hrs: Tue.- Fri. 9:00-5:00 • Sat. 9:00-2:00 • Closed Mon. — SALES & SERVICE — we’re open late! Enjoy giveaways, Fair Trade refreshments and 10-11 – 4th Annual Kidron Days: Check out your favorite special sales; 9:30-8 p.m.; World Crafts, 13110 Emerson Road, Kidron businesses for special promotions and join in special continued community events! n tion icatio blica Publ 11 – Holmes County Trail Annual Benefit Auction: Holmes lyPu hly onth Mont reeM Free April2016•AF County Trail Annual Benefit Auction and Road Apple 5k at Hipp April 2016 Station Depot in Millersburg.; 330-674-0475;  .com 11-12 – Quailcrest Farm Spring Garden Fair: Over 40 GasandOilMag garden related artists and craftsmen, food and music set in the beautiful Quailcrest Gardens. Quailcrest Farm, 2810 Armstrong Rd., Wooster; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 330-345-6722; 18 – Ales for Trails: Join The Wilderness Center with raising funds for trails and sampling beer and music; 6-10 p.m.; The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. Sw., Wilmot; 877-359-5235; THE EARLY DAYS 18 – Moo Fest: Celebrating Dairy Farmers! 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and music. 6-8 p.m.; Downtown Wooster; 330-262-6222; www. 9 – Shopping Under the Stars: Enjoy holiday shopping at its best, come to Berlin and enjoy extended hours in many of Berlin’s shops. Many stores will offer sales, refreshments, raffles, and hours from 5-9 p.m.; 10-11 – Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns: Tour the Inns of Amish country while sampling featured cookies at each location; 330-6743975;


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MAY 18 WOOSTER The AronBerkner Duo 7pm Listen to the beautiful sounds of Jane Berkner on flute and Stephen Aron on guitar. With a repertoire that spans the flute/guitar masterworks and features several works written for them. This duo brings virtuosity and personality to every concert! Place: Wooster United Methodist Church Price: FREE-WILL OFFERING on Market Wooster

MAY 21 LOUISVILLE to ELMA, NY Bus trip to the "Made in America Store" departs 7am returns 7pm Join us on Armed Forces Day and visit the wonderful new store and distribution center featuring only products made in America. Enjoy food, vendors, and a musical performance by Ricky Lee. Street rods and motorcycles are welcomed to cruise along! Price: $45 (limited seating) Place: meet at The Constitution Center, 1022 W. Main, Louisville Phone: 330-875-7371 info: Call: 330-875-7371 MAY 26-28 WOOSTER Poppy Sale 9am-7pm Area veterans will be selling poppies at Lowe's in Wooster. All proceeds go to local veterans. This event is sponsored by VFW Post 1081. Place: Lowe's, 3788 Burbank Rd. Price: free admission; poppies will be sold Thanks Lowe's, for donating space for this important event!



MAY 28-29 WOOSTER Great Lakes Fiber Show Sat 10am-5pm Sun 10am-4pm

JUNE 4 CARROLLTON Summer Concert Series Redneck Incorporated 7pm

Visit booths with fiber related supplies and fiber arts, workshops, demonstrations, fiber lectures, kids' activities, skein competition, fleece show and sale, sheep show and sale, and fresh cooked lamb. Price: FREE Admission Place: Wayne County Fairgrounds 199 Vanover St. Email:

This awesome country group has two male singers and two female singers that allow the band to perform a wide variety of songs. Fiddle adds that extra depth and sizzle not found in most country bands! Redneck Incorporated strives to bring a toe tappin' party atmosphere when and wherever they play. Bring your lawn chairs, parking $5.00, food/cash bar, no pets. Come early and eat at JB CHOPS! Place: Bluebird Park Amphitheater 190 Alamo Rd. S. E.


JUNE JUNE 3 WOOSTER Westminster Concert Bell Choir 7pm Composed of students at Rider University's Westminster Choir College, the ensemble performs on the largest range of hand bells in the world, eight octaves of C1-C9. This is truly a delight for sight and sound! Place: Wooster United Methodist Church Price: FREE-WILL OFFERING on Market Wooster

JUNE 4 DOWNTOWN KENT Main Street Kent's 10th Annual Art and Wine Festival noon-10pm This annual celebration features Ohio wines, local artists, live music and a variety of tasty food in the heart of the downtown district. Come enjoy Kent's distinctive shops and experience all the fun that Kent has to offer! Price: $20 includes commemorative wine glass and 10 taste tickets.

JUNE 7-11 BRIMFIELD Ohio Chautauqua presented by the Ohio Humanities Council 10am - youth programs 1pm - adult programs The Ohio Humanities Council presents a five day free community event for the whole family. Theater, music and entertainment. Living history presenters. Sponsored by the Brimfield Historical Society. Price: FREE Place: the Kelso House Museum JUNE 8 AND 22 LOUISVILLE Cruise-In East Main St., downtown Louisville 5pm-8pm Bring your wheels and join the fun! All makes and models welcome. DJ, door prizes, 50/50 vendors, F.O.E. steak fry, restaurants, many businesses open too! Rain date: June 15 and 29 Phone: 330-875-7371

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JUNE 11 DOWNTOWN KENT HOMETOWN BANK PLAZA Grill for Good noon-7pm Join the Kent Jaycees as they sponsor the "Grill for Good" event benefitting those needing food, shelter and mental health services. Grilled foods of all types to enjoy meat, vegan, and vegetarian friendly! Great live music all day! Price: $10 per person JUNE 11 MILLERSBURG Holmes County Rails-to-Trails Annual Benefit Auction 9:30am Items include cabin, mowers, furniture, quilts, swingset, buggies, bikes. Activities include breakfast and lunch stand, bake sale, silent auction, 5k and fun walk. All proceeds benefit Holmes County Trail. Price: FREE admission Place: Millersburg Depot, 62 North Grant St. email:

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JUNE 12 WOOSTER Great Grill Off 12:30pm-4pm The Christian Children's Home of Ohio is proud to announce the 4th Annual Great Grill Off with yummy mini burgers specially prepared by area corporate teams and CCHO's own departments. Plan now for an afternoon of family fun with horse and hay rides, crafts, music and more! A live auction will be available. Proceeds to benefit CCHO. Price: by donation Place: 2685 Armstrong Rd. JUNE 15-16 CORTLAND and HARTVILLE Coffee Talk Series 9am-11am Come join us for breakfast and fellowship! We will discuss risk management tools to make sure your marketing plan is ready for the USDA Final Plant Report on June 30th. Place: Three Way Cafe, 6211 Youngstown-Kingsville Rd. Hartville - Frontier Restaurant, 418 E. Maple St.

JUNE 17-18 WEST SALEM 17th Annual Fish Fry and New Pittsburg Homecoming Fri. 5pm-8pm Sat. noon-10pm On Friday, eat delicious fish at our 17th annual fish fry. On Saturday, join the community for the newly restarted New Pittsburg Homecoming with games, prizes, a raffle and fellowship. Queen and Princess will be crowned. Sponsored by the New Pittsburg Lions club. Price: FREE admission; games charged separately. Place: New Pittsburg Lions Park

JUNE 17-19 ALLIANCE Vehicle Show Fri. and Sat 9am-5pm Sun. 9am-4pm Military vehicles of all types, other old vehicles, and vendors offering those hard to find items. Military History and Education museum. Price: $1.00 Place: 14125 Armour St.

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JUNE 24-25 WEST SALEM Town and Country Firefighters Festival Fri. 6pm-10pm Sat. 11am - 10pm


JUNE 24-26 NEWCOMERSTOWN Cy Young Days Festival Three days of music, rides, food, and entertainment! Parade held June 25th with a Cy Young Award winner as the Grand Marshal. Car show on Sunday, June 26. Phone: 740-498-4545

Find TONS of fun things to do at the West Salem Town and Country Firefighters Festival! We have a parade at 6:00pm on Friday night, food vendors, commercial vendors, inflatables, fire safety trailer, kids activities, 50/50 raffles, dunk tank, tie dye t-shirts, car show (Sat. 11am), tractor show, JUNE kiddy & adult tractor pulls (Sat. 1pm), DJ in the morning, cash JUNE 17-19 ALLIANCE prizes, talent show, music by Vehicle Show Sobos, and fireworks at 9:30pm on Fri. and Sat 9am-5pm Saturday night! Sun. 9am-4pm Price: FREE admission

JUNE 25 PERRYSVILLE 13th Annual Lions Car Show starts at 12pm

Military vehicles of all types, other old vehicles, and vendors offering those hard to find items. Military History and Education museum. Price: $1.00 Place: 14125 Armour St.

Find loads of FUN camps for kids of all ages. Keep 'em busy this summer while they learn and participate in camps that interest them! Choose from camps including: science careers, zoo/wildlife biology, nursing and public health, chamber music , computer science, theatre, applied/scientific psychology and "Youth on the Way Leadership." Place: Malone University

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JUNE 25 CARROLLTON Summer Concert Series Jersey - the Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band 7pm

Come to downtown Perrysville for '50's and '60's music, a 50/50 drawing and delicious chicken BBQ! Price: car registration $5.00

JUNE 18-AUGUST 13 WOOSTER Ohio Light Opera Summer Festival Season matinee-2pm evening-7:30pm


This great band was formed with one goal, to pay tribute to one of America's greatest musical acts. To do justice to the music of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, this group features a seven piece line up of some of the area’s finest musicians. Bring your lawn chairs, parking $5.00, food/cash bar, no pets. Come early and eat at JB CHOPS! Place: Bluebird Park Amphitheater 190 Alamo Rd. S.E.



JUNE All Month AKRON, STOW & UNIONTOWN LIFESTYLES Summer Camps 2016 9am-4pm Open to members and public Keep bodies and minds moving all summer long! Days are filled with fun indoor and outdoor adventures and excursions that promote an exciting atmosphere while encouraging fitness, sportsmanship and learning. LifeStyles fitness professionals will be available to campers and counselors to ensure that the good balance of activities are based on sound health and wellness concepts including recreation, nutrition and fitness. Before and after care available. Locations: Green: 1940 Town Park Blvd., Uniontown, 330.896.5016 North: 4300 Allen Road, Stow, 330.945.3146 West: 4125 Medina Road, Akron, 330.665.8139

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JULY 2 BERLIN Cookbook Extravaganza 10am-1pm Join the crowd in Berlin in the German Village Center, as cookbook authors will be on hand with some of their delicious recipes! Sample great food, chat with the authors and vote for your favorite to help us choose a winner. Price: FREE admission JULY 2 DOWNTOWN KENT Heritage Festival 9am-11pm This annual all day celebration features fireworks, Jaycees Duck Drop, United Way 5k race, entertainment and live music all day on three stages, children's play area, over 100 food and craft booths and many more local displays. A great family-friendly event! Phone: 877-283-8757


JULY 8-10, SEPTEMBER 16-18 LOUDONVILLE 32nd Annual Great Mohican Pow-Wow Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 10am-7pm Sunday 10am-6pm A past top 100 show in North America by the ABA. Held rain or shine! Learn native culture and life. Fellowship and competition. Experience native foods, music, storytelling, dance and drum competitions, demos and more. Over 40 top artisans, craftsmen and traders. Price: $8 adults, $4 child. Preschool FREE. Place: Mohican Reservation, 23270 Wally Rd., Loudonville, OH

JULY 9 CARROLLTON Summer Concert Series Happymon 7pm This great band offers a tropical paradise atmosphere with special Caribbean props and lighting along with a "WORLD BEAT" infectious "Trop Rock" style that appeals to all age groups. Join us for a “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Be the Son of a Sailor”, wear your favorite Island clothes and enjoy your Boat Drinks, because “Come Monday it'll be alright!” Bring your lawn chairs, parking $5.00, food/cash bar, no pets. Come early and eat at JB CHOPS! Place: Bluebird Park Amphitheater 190 Alamo Rd. S.E.


JULY 13 LOUISVILLE Cruise-In East Main St., downtown Louisville 5pm-8pm Bring your wheels and join the fun! All makes and models welcome. DJ, door prizes, 50/50 vendors, F.O.E. steak fry, restaurants, many businesses open too! Rain date: July 20 Phone: 330-875-7371

JULY 16 KIDRON 17th Annual Parent to Parent Benefit Auction 9am-4pm Join us at the Sprunger Building in Kidron for a one-of-a-kind auction to benefit individuals and families within the Wayne County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Find Amish-made furniture and quilts, theme baskets available for a donation and more! Delicious BBQ chicken and baked goods too! Price: FREE admission check out our Facebook page Wayne County Parent to

JULY 15-17 MANTUA 53rd Annual Ox Roast Fair Fri. 6pm-11:30pm Sat. 1pm-11:30pm Sun. noon-10pm A fun family event with food, rides, games, indoor casino, fireworks, live entertainment, A/C dining hall, semi, 4WD pick-up and tractor pulls and 5k "Run of the Ox" race. Price: FREE admission, parking $3 per vehicle

JULY 16-17 ALLIANCE Ride Through History Sat 9am-5pm Sun 9am-4pm Ride in the back of an Army truck and witness reenactments from four different war times. Visit the camps, talk to reenactors in period dress to learn about their time. Price: $3 at the gate; $5 for adult truck ride; $3 for children. Place: 16125 Armour St., Alliance JULY 22-24 SEVILLE Bicentennial Celebration Downtown events include outdoor movie night, parade, vintage market, old-fashioned fair. Visit Facebook: Seville Ohio Bicentennial for details. Price: FREE admission

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JULY 28 WOOSTER Taste of Downtown Wooster 6pm - 9pm

AUGUST 5-21 ALLIANCE Greater Alliance Carnation Festival

Taste the best downtown Wooster has to offer! Featuring everything from classic American fare to Jambalaya or frozen yogurt, this event offers guests a chance to sample foods from local restaurants. Additional highlights include live street performers and a beer/wine garden. Price: FREE admission

Honoring Alliance as the Carnation City, the Greater Alliance Carnation Festival is full of food and fun throughout the community, with many fun-filled events including the Grand Parade! Price: FREE admission, events charged separately Check our website for specific times and prices!

JULY 28-31 STREETSBORO Streetsboro Family Days Thurs. and Fri. 4pm-11pm Sat. noon 11pm Sun. noon-6pm

AUGUST 6 CARROLLTON Summer Concert Series Lincoln Way Band 7pm

Have fun at a family oriented festival with live concerts by nationally-acclaimed recording stars, car show, bike show, dog show, food and games! Place: Streetsboro City Parks, 8970 Kirby Lane Price: parking $4.00, rides additional fee.

Come and dance the night away with a high energy group of musicians playing both today’s popular country and yesterday’s favorites. Bring your lawn chairs, parking $5.00, food/cash bar, no pets. Come early and eat at JB CHOPS! Place: Bluebird Park Amphitheater 190 Alamo Rd. S.E.

JULY 30th LOUISVILLE 7th Annual Crusin for Cancer 9am-3pm Metzger Park, 1420 S. Nickelplate All cars, trucks, motorcycles welcome! Dash plaques, door prizes, trophies, DJ, raffles, 50/50, breakfast and lunch available, bake sale. All proceeds benefit Mercy Cancer Center. Price: $10 per vehicle Rain Date - August 27th

AUGUST 6-7 KENT 9th Annual Sweet Corn Festival noon-5pm

AUGUST AUGUST 10 AND 24 LOUISVILLE Cruise-In East Main St., downtown Louisville 5pm-8pm Bring your wheels and join the fun! All makes and models welcome. DJ, door prizes, 50/50 vendors, F.O.E. steak fry, restaurants, many businesses open too! Rain date: August 17 and 31 Phone: 330-875-7371

AUGUST 11-13 ALL ACROSS OHIO Buy-Way Yard Sale 8am-5pm Shop 'til you drop with more than 1350 yard sales counted last year! The Ohio Lincoln Highway Historic Byway extends all the way from East Liverpool to the Indiana line, past Van Wert! This is a treasure hunter's paradise. Travel Guide/maps available along the route and on our website. Price: FREE

AUGUST AUGUST 13 WOOSTER Festa Italiana 10am - midnight Ciao! Come and celebrate the Italian American heritage in our community. Entertainment, food and fun! Children's activities all day. Buon divertimento! Price: FREE admission Place: on the square in Wooster AUGUST 14 CORTLAND 29th Annual Coca-Cola and Other Memorabilia One Day Swap Meet - Show and Sale 9am-3pm One day swap meet - Coca-Cola and other memorabilia. Vendors have a wide selection ranging from vintage to new Coca-Cola and other beverage memorabilia. Air conditioned. Food for sale. Place: Cortland Masonic Lodge #529, 3263 Everett-Hull Rd. Price: FREE admission & parking Email:

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The Kent Lions present an EAR-resistable event for the whole family! Live music, vendors, kids' games, pony rides, and more! Boiled sweet corn, hotdogs, sausage sandwiches, pie and yummy ice cream. Price: FREE admission and parking Place: Beckwith Orchards, 1617 Lake Rockwell Rd., Kent

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AUGUST 14 WOOSTER Paws in the Park Registration 11:30 am open noon-4pm

AUGUST 27 CARROLLTON Summer Concert Series Awesome Possum 7pm

"Pawty" with your dogs! Family fun including swimming, hiking, chicken dinner, professional family photos, DJ, games and treats - all included! Email to pre-register and save $5.00. Rabies vaccination and dog license required. Price: $25 per canine and human $5 additional for each K9 or family member over 6 years of age. See us on Facebook: Paws in the Park Pawty.

Awesome Possum…simply one of the best bluegrass bands in this area. Listen, dance, laugh and enjoy the evening of toe tappin’ sounds. Bring your lawn chairs, parking $5.00, food/cash bar, no pets. Come early and eat at JB CHOPS! Place: Bluebird Park Amphitheater 190 Alamo Rd. S.E.

AUGUST 19-20 ORRVILLE Lions Club Rib and Music Fest Fri. 5pm-11:30pm Sat. 10am-11pm Plenty of fun events are on hand for the Orrville Rib and Music Fest on Market St! Friday from 5-10pm is the Cruise-In on the lawn of the Smith Orr House. Music line-up: Fri. 6pm-8pm - Overboard, the Love Boat Band, playing Yacht Rock. 9pm-11:30pm - New Wave Nation will play '80's favorites. Sat. 6-8pm - Alex Bevan and Friends, including Wayne County's own Mike Balas. 9pm-10:30pm - Joe Robinson, winner of Australia's Got Talent, dubbed one of the Top 50 finger guitarists in the world! Price: FREE admission

AUGUST 20 CARROLLTON Summer Concert Series New Wave Nation 7pm This awesome band sets the bar much higher for what a live band can and should experience! Creating the look and feel of an '80s arena style rock concert, while performing the greatest anthems of the generation of excess, in a way that celebrates the best of what music has to offer! Bring your lawn chairs, parking $5.00, food/cash bar, no pets. Come early and eat at JB CHOPS! Place: Bluebird Park Amphitheater 190 Alamo Rd. S.E.

AUGUST 27, 28 SEPTEMBER 3-5 MALVERN Great Trail Festival 10am-5pm The Great Trail Festival is a special collection of American folk art with contemporary and country crafting. Enjoy savory foods, live music, clog dancing, the state of Ohio Tomahawk throwing championship on Mon. Sept. 5, and our live buffalo herd. Price: Adults $6.00, youth (10-18) $4.00, children under 10 free.

SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 7 AND 21 LOUISVILLE Cruise-In East Main St., downtown Louisville 5pm-8pm Bring your wheels and join the fun! All makes and models welcome. DJ, door prizes, 50/50 vendors, F.O.E. steak fry, restaurants, many businesses open too! Rain date: September 14 and 28 Phone: 330-875-7371

SEPTEMBER 8 KENT Home Heritage Concert Series "Tribute to First Responders" 6:30pm-8:30pm

Plan now to participate in this special memorial event as we honor and salute our first responders in commemoration of the attacks on 9-11-2001. Start at Main St. in downtown Louisville and end at Metzger Park. A service will be held at the Blue Star Mothers' Memorial. Enjoy a BBQ picnic in the park with a free concert by Ricky Lee. Phone: 330-875-7371

SEPTEMBER 9-11 WILLARD Planes, Trains and Automobiles

SEPTEMBER 15-18 RAVENNA 38th Annual Ravenna Balloon-A-Fair

The city of Willard will be hosting an event for the car lover, train enthusiast and airplane fanatic! Fun for all ages! Come and check it out - three events in one fun filled weekend! Price: FREE admission Phone: 419-935-1888 for more information SEPTEMBER 10 LOUISVILLE Constitution Car Show Metzger Park 8am-2pm Come and enjoy the Annual Constitution Car Show held in conjunction with the Constitution Festival! All makes and models welcome. Dash plaques for the first 200 cars. Music, food, raffle baskets, 50/50, door prizes, entertainment, DJ and more! Top 26 Participants Pick Awards at 3pm. Price: $10 registration for all vehicles Place: 1420 Nickelplate S., Louisville Phone: 330-875-7371

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The children's parade at 6:30 pm on Thursday kicks-off this celebration held in honor of one of the city's earliest industries, the manufacture of toy balloons by the Oak Rubber Co. Join us for fun and festivities all through the weekend with gigantic hot air balloons, fireworks, car and tractor shows and so much more! Price: downtown FREE, Sunbeau Valley $5 per person Phone: 330-296-3247 SEPTEMBER 16-18 LOUDONVILLE 32nd Annual Great Mohican Pow-Wow Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 10am-7pm Sunday 10am-6pm A past top 100 show in North America by the ABA. Held rain or shine! Learn native culture and life. Fellowship and competition. Experience native foods, music, storytelling, dance and drum competitions, demos and more. Over 40 top artisans, craftsmen and traders. Price: $8 adults, $4 child. Preschool FREE. Place: Mohican Reservation, 23270 Wally Rd., Loudonville, OH

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SEPTEMBER 11 LOUISVILLE First Responders 9-11 Processional 3:30pm

Join the community on the beautiful Hometown Bank Plaza as we thank our First Responders. This concert features the Western Reserve Community Band who will salute and remember the 9/11 victims and the heroes who assisted during this tragedy. Place: Hometown Bank Plaza, corner of Water and Main streets in downtown Kent Price: FREE

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SEPTEMBER 17 & 24, OCTOBER 1 RITTMAN Pick-Your-Own Apples Fall Festival 8am-5pm Pick your own delicious apples from the abundant trees at Bauman Orchards! Take a wagon ride into the orchard for $0.50 per person. Free haymaze and petting zoo. Hotdogs and cider $1.00. Pony rides too! Price: FREE admission

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SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 17 WOOSTER 13th Annual Wooster Arts Jazz Festival 11am-7pm Bring the whole family to historic downtown Wooster to enjoy live music, a juried fine arts and craft festival, mouth-watering gourmet food, a New Orleans style jazz parade and a variety of free activities for children at the Kids Creation Station. Price: FREE Admission

SEPTEMBER 17-18 KIRTLAND Village Peddler Festival Sat. 10am-6pm Sun. 10am-5pm Celebrate our 35th year at this quaint outdoor American marketplace filled with 175 artisans and craftsmen, a gourmet market, folk musicians and more. Located in a pastoral setting at Lake Farmpark in beautiful Mentor Ohio. Fun for the whole family! Price: $7 ages 12-59, $6 age 60+, $4 ages 2-11, under 2 FREE Place: Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd (Rt. 6)

SEPTEMBER 22-25 BRIMFIELD Brimfest This fair-like event is held at the Brimfield Town Center Park. It features vendors, activities and food for the whole family including amusement rides, musical performances, contests, fireworks and more. Phone: 330-673-2170

SEPTEMBER 28-30, OCTOBER 1 WOOSTER AAUW/Kiwanis Used Book Sale Wed. Fri 9am-8pm Sat. 9am-2pm This is a book lover's paradise! Find all types of books from fiction (both hard copy and paperback), romance, mystery, etc. Nonfiction selections include science, military, government, and more! Price: FREE admission Place: Wayne County Fairgrounds email:

SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 30 AND OCTOBER 1 ORRVILLE Uptown, Downtown, All Around Orrville Yard Sale 9am-4pm Over 100 residential yard sales throughout the city! Plus, EVERYTHING RUBBERMAID truck load sale, used book sale and sidewalk sales. Price: FREE admission

SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 1 WOOSTER Woosterfest Fri. 12pm-11pm Sat. 11am-11pm Woosterfest is northeast Ohio's premier Oktoberfest held in beautiful downtown Wooster. The event features live entertainment, food concessions, wine and biergarten, craft exhibitors and more! Price: FREE

SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER WOOSTER Fall Fun at Ramseyer Farms Tues. - Fri. 3pm-7pm Sat. 11am-7pm starting 9/25 Sun. 1pm-6pm Join us for Fall family fun! We have something for everyone including corn mazes, hayrides, farm animals, pumpkin picking, slides, pedal carts and much more! Festivals last weekend of September and weekends in October. Groups welcome! Price: see website for details

OCTOBER OCTOBER 1 - 2 HUNTSBURG 47th Annual Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival 10am - 6pm Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast with pumpkin and buttermilk pancakes from 9am - 11:30 am, and then stay for the fun at the pumpkin festival! Enjoy crafts, giant pumpkins and more. Price: FREE Place: Intersection of US 322/SR 528 in Huntsburg, OH 44046

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SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 1 WOOSTER Quilt Show Fri. 9am-7pm Sat. 9am-3:30pm

OCTOBER 1-2 STOW Harvest Festival Heritage Reserve Park 11am - 4pm

More than 300 quilts, raffle quilts, vendors, demos and more! Brought to you by the Tree City Quilters' Guild. Place: Wooster Church of the Nazarene, 3100 Oak Hill Rd. Price: $5 admission

Find wonderful craft vendors, old time entertainment and craft demonstrations, historic house tours, food and children's activities. Stir the apple butter and visit the one-room schoolhouse. Price: FREE


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OCTOBER OCTOBER 2 AKRON Akron Walk to End Alzheimer's check-in 8:30am Over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Place: University of Akron's Stile Field House, 289 S. Union St., Akron Price: donations accepted on site

OCTOBER 5 LOUISVILLE Cruise-In East Main St., downtown Louisville 5pm-8pm Bring your wheels and join the fun! All makes and models welcome. DJ, door prizes, 50/50 vendors, F.O.E. steak fry, restaurants, many businesses open too! Rain date: October 12 Phone: 330-875-7371

OCTOBER 8 WOOSTER Wayne County Walk to End Alzheimer's 8:30am check-in Over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Place: Wooster High School, 515 Oldman Rd. Price: donations accepted on site

OCTOBER 9 GRAND RAPIDS 40th Annual Apple Butter Festival 10am-5pm We have something for everyone! Historical reenactments, pioneer crafts, music, classic cars, children's entertainment, antique farm equipment, handmade crafts and collectibles, fabulous food, and of course - DELICIOUS apple butter! Price: FREE admission Parking: $10.00


OCTOBER 17 WOOSTER Main Street Wooster Wine and Beer Tasting Fundraiser 5:30 - 8:30pm Join us for the Main Street Wooster Wine and Beer Tasting, featuring unique wines, craft beers and savory hors-d'oeuvres. Stroll around and sample them all while enjoying live music. Advance ticket purchase required. Price: $50 per person

OCTOBER 29 WOOSTER Sonnenberg Station 7pm Experience an 18-voice men's choral ensemble, based in Kidron, Ohio. The sounds are powerful and primal; delicate and divine. Place: Wooster United Methodist Church Price: FREE-WILL OFFERING on Market Wooster


NOVEMBER 4-5 WOOSTER Seasons' Splendor Arts and Crafts Show Fri 5pm-9pm Sat 9am-4pm Find over 115 booths of hand crafted items. Purchase florals, jewelry, clothing, pottery, baskets, sewing, wood, pet items, soaps, candles, primitives, holiday decor, and lots more! Sponsored by Wayne County Arts & Crafts Guild. Price: FREE admission Place: Greenbriar Conference and Party Center, 50 Riffel Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 Phone: 330-345-5962

NOVEMBER 5 DALTON 9th Annual Rich Dalessandro Memorial Fall Turkey 5k Join hundreds of runners - those in it for the competition and those who run for fun at the Rich Dalessandro Memorial Fall Turkey 5k, 2-Mile Run/Walk, 25/50 Bike Ride and kid's fun run! This is a fun-filled family event created to benefit local families with leukemia. Many categories for participants of all ages/abilities, plus tons of food, prizes and giveaways, goodie bag and a large health fair! Place: 250 N. Church St. Price: varies by event search "Dalessandro"

NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 16 WOOSTER The Northwest Territory Bluegrass Band 7pm Get ready for foot-stomping, heart pumping, hand clapping and unique sounding bluegrass, country, folk and gospel! Performed by Mary Kettering, Kerri Lehman, Mike Gorrell and Randall Boring - playing their own style of music since 1989. Place: Wooster United Methodist Church Price: FREE-WILL OFFERING on Market Wooster

NOVEMBER 18 WOOSTER Window Wonderland 7pm - 9:30pm Start your holiday season in downtown Wooster at Window Wonderland! This treasured event features carriage rides, live reindeer, tree lightings and Santa descending from a rooftop! More than 30 merchants participate and offer holiday specials. As you stroll around downtown, be sure to admire the beautifully decorated windows! Price: FREE

NOVEMBER 19 ASHLAND Olivesburg General Store's 13th Annual Holiday Open House 10am-3pm Enjoy free ice cream, door prizes, samples, awesome sales and gift with purchase! Price: FREE admission Place: 4778 St. Rt. 545, Ashland Phone: (419) 895-1038

DECEMBER DECEMBER 4 KIDRON 73rd Annual Performance of "Messiah" by G. F. Handel 7pm The Orrville community chorus, conducted by Laurel Labbe, extends an invitation to experience G.F. Handel's masterpiece, "Messiah." Visit the website for information about the performance or how to participate. Price: $5.00, students through 8th grade admitted FREE Place: Central Christian School

DECEMBER 17 WOOSTER Burning River Brass 1:30pm Composed of twelve of the finest brass and percussion players in the country, Burning River Brass is an ensemble on fire! Place: Wooster United Methodist Church Price: FREE-WILL OFFERING on Market Wooster

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June 26-27


July 2

Old Kent European Heritage Days & Bierfest Festival

July 15 Kent Blues Fest

Aug. 6-7

Suffield Music Festival

Aug. 22-29 Portage County Fair

Sept. 22-25

Brimfest & Veterans Parade

Oct. 1

KSU Homecoming

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