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2017 Weekend Getaways! Discover for the first time or the 100th time, the tranquil hills of Southeast Ohio in Guernsey County! Reconnect with friends and family with an overnight stay and visit uniquely Cambridge attractions and shows.
National Museum of Cambridge Glass
Interact with history! Dress as a glassworker, do a rubbing from an original etching plate, feel the quality of the crystal and see 9,000 pieces of colorful, sparkling Cambridge Glass (circa 1902–1958). 740.432.4245 | cambridgeglass.org
Living Word Outdoor Drama
Experience “the greatest story ever told” of the moving and powerful life and ministry of Christ. This non-denominational outdoor theatre is presented on a spectacular 400-foot panoramic set. Season June 16 – September 30. 740.439.2761 | LivingWordDrama.org
Salt Fork Festival August 11-13, 2017
Plan Your GETAWAY
Log on to VisitGuernseyCounty.com or call the Cambridge/ Guernsey County Visitors & Convention Bureau at 800-933-5480. Cambridge/ Guernsey County VCB 627 Wheeling Ave., Suite 200 Cambridge, OH 43725 CA-10530004
Experience this highly acclaimed juried festival featuring 90+ artists and craftspeople. Shop for one-of-a-kind creations and enjoy live musical entertainment, demonstrations, delicious foods, kids programs and more. 740.705.6866 | saltforkfestival.org Sherlock Holmes Weekend November 3 - 4, 2017
Join Sherlock and Watson as they tackle the Case of the Circumstantial Covenant in Cambridge, Ohio. Holmes faces a personal crisis as he and the good doctor attempt to unravel a web of lies woven by a potential black widow. Order your weekend package today! 800.933.5480 | VisitGuernseyCounty.com Grand Holiday Ball November 18, 2017
Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, period costumes, a light buffet and a cash bar at the “Grand Holiday Ball!” Join us at the Eagles Reception Hall in Cambridge 7-11 p.m. Call 740-435-0400 or go online today for tickets. www.facebook.com/American-HistoricHeritage-Society
CONTENTS Northeast REGION
Some Summit County Treasures. . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Alliance Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 World Famous Venues in Cuyahoga County . . . 19 Plenty to See and Do in Portage County . . . . . 21
Tourist Destinations in Guernsey County. . . . . 41 Hidden Treasures in Guernsey County . . . . . . 46 Lots to See and Do at Ohio State Parks . . . . . 50
2017 Events CALENDAR
Ten Things to Do in Ashland County . . . . . . . . 25 Ten Things to Do in Wayne County. . . . . . . . . 27 Ten Things to Do in Holmes County . . . . . . . . 34
Upcoming Events: April – December . . . . . . . 54
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TREASURES From the magnificent Civic Theatre in downtown Akron, to the music and entertainment at the Hard Rock Rocksino, to the beauty of the expansive Metro Parks system, Summit County has a lot to offers both its residents and its welcome visitors. HERE ARE JUST 10 OF THE MANY ATTRACTIONS THAT CAN BE ENJOYED IN THE COUNTY. BLOSSOM MUSIC CENTER 1145 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls 330-920-8040 http://www.livenationvenue. com/blossom-music-center Whether a little bit country, a whole lot rock 'n' roll or a soulful mixture of rhythm, folk, rap and blues, this outdoor venue in Northern Summit County is a place to satisfy every musical taste. Some of the biggest acts in musical history have rocked the amphitheater's stage since it opened in 1969 as summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra. Blossom has a total capacity of about 23,000 with a mixture of pavilion and lawn seating. All center events are rain or shine, which can lead to a beautiful summer evening under the stars or a throwback Woodstock-type mud romp. Handicap parking is available on site as well as a variety of parking options for purchase. And while picnic tables are located along the path from the main gate for guests who would like to grab a bite before the event, tailgating in parking lots is not permitted and grills, tents and open containers are prohibited. Other prohibited items include animals, except those used for assistance by GoodTimesOhio.com
individuals with disabilities, inline skates, skateboards, bicycles or action sports equipment. Weapons are a no no as well as laser pointers, drones, selfie sticks, fireworks, large signs, posters flags or markers. Folks wanting to video tape the event will be disappointed because video cameras are not allowed. Audio recorder and any type of ipad or tablet is also on the naughty list. Visitors should consider alternative routes to Blossom Music Center due to road construction and area slowdowns.The venue is easily accessible from all parts of Ohio. Check the website for specific routes. Unlike local bars and clubs, once a patron leaves he or she will not be permitted back into the venue. And while tailgating and open containers are not permitted, Blossom allows blankets, chairs that sit no higher that 9 inches above the ground and collapsable strollers. For those who want a chair they are available to rent for $5. Other items given a thumbs up are compact umbrellas, small purses, which will be searched, small cameras without a detachable lens, cellphones, small binoculars, non-aerosol sunscreen and insect repellent. Munchies can be brought into the venue as long as they fit into a 1-gallon clear zipper
top bag. No hard or soft sided coolers of any kind will be allowed.Clear bottles of factory sealed water, up to 20 ounces will be allowed, however frozen water bottles, glass bottles and aluminum cans are not permitted. Concession stands are located throughout the venue with a wide variety of food and beverages for purchase. Information from staff reporting and http://www. livenationvenue.com/blossommusic-center AKRON ZOO 505 Euclid Ave. Akron, Ohio 330-375-2550 http://www.akronzoo.org Visitors wanting to experience a taste of exotic lands and non indigenous wildlife don't have to spend hours watching cable Television shows or saving pennies for an African safari vacation. Lions, bears, pandas, penguins, wolves and snakes galore await visitors right smack dab in the heart of Akron at the Akron Zoo. After entering the zoo's Welcome Center at the corner of Edgewood and Euclid Avenues, visitors are ushered through a wildlife kingdom of animals, reptiles, birds and fish. As visitors will learn, the zoo does not just display animals. it is also at the forefront of education and conservation efforts which are helping the zoo residents and their animal family members across the world. Northeast Region
The zoo, open year around offers seasonal events which include Breakfast With The Bunny, Snack with Santa and Boo at the Zoo. Birthday parties are welcome as are corporate meetings and wedding packages. The zoo also offers a variety of educational programs geared toward animal safety and consecration. The Akron Zoo offers a unique and fun setting for any occasion, from birthday parties to picnics; to baby showers; to after-hour events. The zoo is open April to October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and fromNovember until March from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Information from staff reporting and http://www. akronzoo.org THE AKRON CIVIC THEATRE 182 South Main St, Akron, OH 330-253-2488 http://www.akroncivic.com Visitors to this gorgeous entertainment venue, built in 1929, immediately walk into a piece of Summit County history when they enter the theater's lobby. The remarkable architecture stands out among the many theaters in the Akron area. Local and nationally known musical acts and comedians frequent the theater, and movies are shown as well. The theater was built by Marcus Loew and designed by famed theater architect John Eberson. The interior structure was fashioned after a Moorish
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STAN HYWET HALL & GARDENS 714 N Portage Path, Akron 330-836-5533 http://www.stanhywet.org/ One of the most well-known and beloved spots in the county, this beautiful estate was built approximately a century ago and attracts locals and nonlocals to its many events and countless tours each year. Stan Hywet Hall was built for F.A. Seiberling and his family. In 1898, Seiberling co-founded The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, naming it after Charles Goodyear, the inventor of the vulcanization process for rubber. Guests have many options to take both guided and self-guided tours, and can explore the many landmark attractions within this landmark including The Manor House, the Carriage House, the Corbin Obeservatory and The Carriage House. “We invite guests to visit and take a tour to learn more about the many ways the Seiberlings' legacy still influences our community today,” Linda 6
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Conrad, President & Executive Director at Stan Hywet, said in a recent news release. Opening in mid-April on the lower level of the Manor House is THE SEIBERLING LEGACY, a new permanent exhibit that presents a complete picture of the Seiberlings' civic generosity. A visual story told in eight “chapters,” the display presents the many ways the family used its fortune and influence for the betterment of others. Each chapter -- Community Spirit, Business & Innovation, Transportation, Health & Wellness, the Environment, Culture, Military Service and Housing -- addresses another aspect of this family's altruism. “Nooks & Crannies,” the behind-the-scenes Manor House specialty tour, has been retooled with a new tour route and augmented with more details incorporated from additional research on the domestic staff who lived and worked on the estate. New exhibit panels and Walk the Hall guides are part of the refreshed tour. The lifecycle and impact of bees and other pollinator insects are part of the new Pollinator Garden. Designed to educated guests about the need for pollination plants and the challenges facing these essential insects, it is located between the Butterfly Habitat and the Corbin Conservatory. Other popular events throughout the years include Founder's Day Weekend June 9-11, 2017, an Easter Egg Hunt, the Father's Day Car Show, a summer Gala event, Ohio Mart, Deck the Hall, and plant sales. Live entertainment is offered too - murder mysteries are presented indoors periodically, and Stan Hywet is the summer home of the Ohio Shakespeare Festival which performs productions in the outdoor lagoon area. Stan Hywet is Akron’s first and largest National Historic Landmark, and is also the nation’s 6th largest historic home open to the public. It is an accredited museum of the American Alliance of Museums, one of only 26 in Ohio and one of only 802 in all of the United States. The Estate includes five 2017
historic buildings and eight historic gardens on 70 acres. Stan Hywet was named the #1 Historic Home Tour in America by readers of USA Today. Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is open April 1 through the end of November Sunday from 10am6pm; the last admission is at 4:30pm. Daytime hours change for the month of December. The Estate is also open with on Memorial Day and Labor Day with regular operating hours. Information from staff reporting, Stan Hywet news releases and www.stanhywet.org AKRON ART MUSEUM One South High, Akron 330-376-9185 https://akronartmuseum. org/ This treasure of a museum began in 1922 as the Akron Art Institute. At that time it was located in two borrowed rooms in the basement of the public library. Over the subsequent decades its location and mission changed but it always
remained a staple of local arts. The name Akron Art Museum was adopted as recently as 1980, emphasizing the importance of collecting as part of the organization's mission. The next year the museum moved to a renovated historic downtown Akron structure, the 1899 old post office building, which it still occupies. The museum offers many events and programs, of a great variety of different types. There are classes for children, guest talks presented by artists, Family Film nights and concerts, poetry readings, Yoga classes and more. For the past 10 years the museum has presented the Annual Art & Ale event, which features locally crafted brews from Ohio’s best brewmakers, complemented by some of the region’s favorite local food. Its nationally recognized collection was documented through the publication of collection catalogues. In 2007, the museum opened the James L. and John S. Knight Building, and in 2015 a new outdoor space, the Bud and
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castle featuring Mediterranean decor, including medieval carvings, authentic European antiques and Italian alabaster sculptures. Among facilities of its size, the Civic is one of only five remaining atmospheric theaters in the country where patrons experience a twinkling star-lit sky and intermittent clouds moving across the horizon, all while sitting inside the auditorium. The theatre closed briefly in 2001-2002 and underwent an extensive restoration and expansion. The facility was brought up to modern performance and patron standards, and its failing 70-year old infrastructure was restored. The Civic began a partnership with the City of Akron in 2003 to program and operate Lock 3 Live! a new outdoor performance venue featuring more than 80 events and attractions scheduled between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Information from staff reporting and www.akroncivic. com
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Susie Rogers Garden, welcomed a range of activities, including introspection, exploration, expression, social interactions and memorable art experiences. Information from staff reporting and akronartmuseum. org SUMMIT COUNTY METRO PARKS 975 Treaty Line Rd, Akron 330-867-5511 http://www summitmetroparks.org/ Summit County residents count themselves extremely lucky to have the parks system that they do. Founded in 1921, Summit Metro Parks is the second oldest park district in Ohio. The parks include 14,300 acres, including 16 parks, several conservation areas and more than 125 miles of trails, with 22.4 miles of the multipurpose Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Annual attendance for the park district averages 5 million visits. The parks' Bike and Hike paths are very popular, both
for walking and riding. Some additions to the Metro Parks in the past two decades include Overlook in Cascade Valley, Liberty Park in Twinsburg, Springfield Bog Metro Park in Springfield Township and the Tallmadge Meadows Area in Munroe Falls. Other parks in the system include Freedom Trail, Towpath Trail, Cascade Valley, Deep Lock Quarry, Firestone, Gorge, Hampton Hills, Sand Run, Silver Creek, O'Neill Woods and the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm. “Our parks and trails are enjoyed year-round by Summit County residents and visitors to Greater Akron,” said spokesperson Nathan Eppink. “We offer dozens of programs every month and areas to hike, bike, run, fish, swim and more, so whether you want to explore the outdoors alone or with a group, get exercise or learn something new, sit and watch wildlife or have a picnic — there’s something for just about everyone.” Information from staff reporting and www.
summitmetroparks.org CANAL PARK 300 S Main St, Akron 330-253-5151 http://www.milb.com/ One of the most notable and popular additions to the downtown Akron area in recent decades, Canal Park is the home of the Akron RubberDucks Minor League Baseball Team. The first game at Canal Park was played April 10, 1997, with more than 9,000 people in attendance. Canal Park features one of the largest free-standing video boards in the minor leagues, the largest in all of Double-A baseball. Canal Park's playing surface covers more than 100,000 square feet. The field is 100% Kentucky bluegrass. The home clubhouse spans more than 3,000 square feet on the third base side of the ballpark. Inside the RubberDucks clubhouse are two batting/pitching cages,
a weight/workout facility, trainer's room, manager's office, coaches' office, player's lounge and lockers. The visitor's clubhouse also features a trainer's room, manager's office, coaches' office and player lockers. Special events at the stadium include the well-attended movie nights. An HD video board was added in 2013, and movie fans can watch a favorite movie from the field or the stadium under the stars. Recent films have included Frozen and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The annual Canal Park Festival of Beers features a selection of many different craft beers and local favorites with live music and more activities. And fireworks follow many of the ballgames. Information from staff reporting and www.milb.com JOHN S. KNIGHT CENTER 77 E. Mill St. Akron 330-374-8900 http://www. johnsknightcenter.org/
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Hard Rock Live, puts one more than 70 concerts per year including groups like Foreigner and Meatloaf, country artists such as Vince Gill and Jennifer Nettles, Motown acts like the Temptations, among others. Four restaurants are open with a variety of dining experiences. The Constant Grind offers gamers a quickbite option from breakfast items to deli sandwiches, while the Fresh Harvest Buffet offers lunch and dinner items such as salads, grilled items, pizza, and a variety of meats and sides. The iconic Hard Rock Café offers diners the typical HRC fare including burgers, sandwiches, salads and signature drinks. For guests who are looking for finer fare, Kosar’s Wood Fire Grill offers diners a variety of steaks, seafood, and more in an elegant atmosphere with piano entertainment. Kosar’s also offers a private dining room and outdoor dining. Information from Explore Nordonia Hills 2016
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GREATER ALLIANCE CARNATION FESTIVAL Honoring Alliance as the Carnation City, the Greater Alliance Carnation Festival is a 10-day festival filled with parades, food and fun throughout the city. A princess tea party, a 5K run, and a movie at Silver Park will help kick off this year’s festival, scheduled for July 28-August 13, followed by an outdoor
three-day Rib Fest outside of the Carnation Mall. The Rib Fest is comprised of food vendors, a business expo, chalking, musical entertainment and more! The following Sunday, the Carnation Queen is crowned and her court is selected. Monday through Wednesday, there are numerous activities each day. Activities include pedal tractor pull, used book sale, ice cream socials and more! Carnation Days in the Park
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Friday through Sunday, additional activities are scheduled for everyone, including a pet show, nature hikes and a community gospel songfest. Saturday’s grand parade heads east on State Street and proceeds north on Union Avenue to Broadway Avenue. Later that evening, fireworks light up the sky over Silver Park. In addition, a variety of historical tours are offered throughout
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ALGONQUIN MILL FALL FESTIVAL The 47th annual Algonquin Mill Fall Festival will be held in October near Carrollton. The festival includes high quality crafters, a children’s area, old-fashioned foods, musical entertainment, a steam-powered flouring mill and sawmill and much more. Visit www.
carrollcountyhistoricalsociety .com/mill/millfest.htm for more information. MUSEUMS Stark County has a multitude of museums and historical facilities that chronicle the past and prominent members of the community. Among them are: Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society – The Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society partners with ArtsinStark to provide history, art, and combined exhibits and events. Visit www.lsvlnimhistsoc.org for more information. Mabel hartzell historical home – Located at 840 N. Park Ave., Alliance. Special events include a one-week open house during the Carnation Festival in August and other open house weekends as scheduled throughout the year. Tours are available by appointment at other times by calling 330-821-8972. Visit www.
Visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame and create unforgettable family memories. Teach your kids about the Legends of the Game in the historic Bronzed Bust Gallery. Make the call in an interactive replay booth. Take a family photo next to the iconic Lombardi Trophy. Witness the Super Bowl like never before in the Super Bowl 50 Theater and see the full collection of all 50 Super Bowl rings. Be the first to experience GREAT TRAIL FESTIVAL two new attractions now open The Great Trail Festival is a – A Game for Life, an immersive special celebration of American holographic theater experience Folk Art, with Contemporary
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alliancehistory.org/house for more information. Maps Air Museum – Located near the AkronCanton Regional Airport in Green, MAPS is a working museum featuring aircraft undergoing restoration. Call for information on events, shows and activities. 330896-6332 or visit www. mapsairmuseum.org. Massillon Museum – Located at 121 Lincoln Way East (state Route 172) in downtown Massillon. Free parking on street and nearby. Call 330833-4061 or visit www. massillonmuseum.org for schedules and information. Strand Theatre Museum – The Strand Theatre Pottery and Local History Museum, located in the old Strand Theatre building at 126 N. 15th St. in Sebring, is open for viewing and tours. Displays include Sebringarea pottery history and celebrated citizens such as Viktor Schreckengost, winner
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tickets and information. Beech Creek Gardens – Located at 11929 Beech St. N.E., Beech Creek Gardens has a seasonal Butterfly House, a Plant Science Center with hands-on environmental education stations, hiking trails and a visitor center including a Nature Store. In January and February, on the weekends, you can feed wild chickadees from your hand. Call 330-829-7050 for schedules and information.
Canal Way Center And St. Helena Iii Canal – located at 125 Tuscarawas St., Canal Fulton, the Canal Fulton Canalway Center is a visitor and information center, located along the Ohio and Erie Canal’s Towpath Trail. Visitors can take a ride on the St. Helena III replica canal boat, learn about local history, and request information on things to do in the area. The Canalway Center is open weekends only in April and October and every day May through September. Call 330854-6835 for schedules and information. THE ARTS
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University of Mount Union: The Purple Raiders’ football program has won 12 national championships in Division III. Mount Union is a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference. Visit athleticsmountunion. edu for schedules and ticket information.
Canton Charge: The D-League affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Charge play their home games at the Canton Memorial Civic Center, located at 1101 Market Ave. North, Canton. Visit canton.dleague.nba. com for schedules and ticket information. Golf: Stark County is Ohio’s golf capital with over 20 public golf courses. And, the world’s best players come to Akron every year for the Bridgestone Invitational at famous Firestone Country Club.
Malone University: A member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, the Pioneers compete in NCAA Divison II. Visit malonepioneers.com for schedules and ticket ACCOMODATIONS information. The Stark County area has Walsh University: The more than 2,800 hotel rooms, Cavaliers compete in according to the Stark County NCAA Division II and are Convention and Visitors’ members of the Great Lakes Bureau. Additionally there are Intercollegiate Athletic numerous bed and breakfast Conference and the Great inns, many of which are located Midwest Athletic Conference. in nearby Amish country. Visit Visit athletics.walsh.edu www.visitcanton.com/stay for for schedules and ticket more information.
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Burchfield Homestead, located at 867 E. Fourth St. in Salem, was the boyhood home of Charles E. Burchfield, a noted painter of scenes in and around his home. It is LIVE ON THE STAGE listed on the National Register The Stark County area features of Historic Places. many live stage performances by both professional and MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT college students. Among them Fans of all musical genres can are: find multiple places to hear live performers. Among them are: Brush Performing Arts Hall, located at the University Jupiter Studios, located of Mount Union; Call 330at 346 E. Main St., Alliance. 821-2565 for tickets and Call 330-829-3399 or visit schedules. w w w.jupiterstudios.org Players Guild Theatre, for schedules and ticket located at 1001 Market Ave. information. North, Canton. Call 330Burntwood Tavern, located 453-7617 for tickets and at 4320 Everhard Rd., Canton. schedules. Visit www.burntwoodtavern. Canton Palace Theatre, com for more information. located at 605 Market Ave. Toddy B’s Restaurant, North, Canton. Call 330located at 2700 Easton St. 454-8172 for tickets and N.E., Canton. Call 330-649schedules. 2125 for more information. North Canton Playhouse, Grapes In A Glass, located at 525 7th St. N.E., located at 575 Market North Canton. Call 330Ave. North, Canton. Visit 494-1613 for tickets and www.50shadesofvine.com for schedules. more information. Canton Memorial Civic Passion Blues, located at Center, located at 1101 1212 Walnut Ave. N.E., Canton. Market Ave. North, Canton. Visit www.PassionBluesClub. Call 330-489-3090 for tickets com or call 234-214-0396 for and schedules. more information. SPORTS Lions Lincoln Theatre, Three universities provide located at 156 Lincoln Way multiple opportunities for East, Massillon. Call 330-
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CUYAHOGA COUNTY Cuyahoga County offers many attractions known far and wide. Here are just a few: GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER 601 Erieside Avenue, Cleveland 216-694-2000 http://greatscience.com/ The Great Lakes Science Center offers much to entice and entertain both casual and ardent science enthusiasts alike. Hundreds of hands-on exhibits are offered. Current highlights include the William G. Mather Steamship, where visitors can tour a restored 618-foot historic flagship and see what life was like on
board a working Great Lakes freighter, exhibits devoted to nanotechnology and solar power, as well as many features which are geared toward youngsters. Events and programs include daily science demonstrations, home school workshops, overnight stays and the Great Science Academy, an immersive science program for grades 6 - 9 on Saturdays. “This is a great time to plan a visit to Cleveland and Great Lakes Science Center,“ said President and CEO Kirsten Ellenbogen. ”We recently
opened Build It!, a fantastic hands-on LEGO exhibit which runs through Labor Day, and completed a $1.8 million renovation and digital conversion of our DOME Theater. We inspire guests of all ages to stay curious through exploring all of the opportunities we offer for creative play, tinkering, inventing and making great memories with family and friends.” Information from staff reporting and greatscience.com
A CHRISTMAS STORY HOUSE 3159 W. 11th St., Cleveland 216-298-4919 http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com/ For many of us, the December holiday season isn’t complete without a viewing of the 1983 classic movie “A Christmas Story.” Much of the film was shot in the Cleveland area and visitors to A Christmas Story House can get as close to the film as Red Ryder gets to his targets. The house has been restored to its movie splendor and is open year round to the public
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for tours. Directly across the street from the house is the official A Christmas Story House Museum, which features original props, costumes and memorabilia from the film, as well as hundreds of rare behind-the-scenes photos. Among the props and costumes are the toys from the Higbee’s window, Randy’s snowsuit, the chalkboard from Miss Shields’ classroom and the family car. After reliving A Christmas Story at Ralphie’s house don’t forget to visit the museum gift shop for your own Major Award Leg Lamp and other great movie memorabilia. You can even shop through our online gift shop here. Proceeds from the gift shop help support and maintain A Christmas Story House & Museum. Information from staff reporting and www. achristmasstoryhouse.com CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland 216-421-7350 www.clevelandart.org
The stunning Cleveland Museum of Art, which opened in 1916, houses nearly 45,000 objects and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. The museum recently completed a renovation In addition to art, the museum is know for performing arts and art education. Currently on display is “Opulent Fashion in the Church” and “Black in America,” photos by Louis Draper and Leoanrd Freed. The museum is located on the bustling University Circle, which is home to other museums, parks, libraries, medical centers and historic landmarks. Information from www. clevelandart.org
musicians to comedians and dance performances. As the nation’s largest performing arts center outside New York City, Playhouse Square attracts 1 million guests annually, more than 120,000 of whom are from outside the region. Playhouse Square’s oldest theaters — State, Ohio, Hanna and Allen — were all built in 1921 while Connor Palace was built in 1922. Those five historic theaters were saved from demolition in 1972 and were painstakingly renovated to their current glory. Recently, Playhouse Square got a little brighter with the addition of the GE Chandelier, which is the world’s largest chandelier. Suspended 44 feet in the air and adorned CLEVELAND PLAYHOUSE with more than 4,200 crystals, SQUARE the chandelier spans the 1501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland intersection of East 14th Street 216-771-4444 and Euclid Avenue. www.playhousesquare.org Information from http://www. Historic Playhouse square playhousesquare.org is home to 10 theaters where visitors can see everything from Broadway shows and popular
ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., Cleveland 216-781-ROCK www.rockhall.com If you’re a music fan, a trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland is a must. The museum has five levels chock full of exhibits that change frequently. Currently on display are exhibits on John Mellencamp and the 2016 Hall of Fame inductee showcase featuring Steve Miller Band, Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, N.W.A. And Chicago. Some of the other exhibits visitors can expect to see are The Roots of Rock & Roll, which tells the origins of rock & roll as told through pioneers in gospel, blues R&B and country; Cities and Towns, which tells about the cities and movements that changed music; and British Invasion, featuring a massive collection of Beatles memorabilia. Info from www.rockhall.com
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PORTAGE COUNTY From the pristine beauty of its many parks and nature preserves to the abundance of history, there is plenty to see and do in Portage County. Here are just 10 of the attractions that visitors to the county can enjoy. NELSON-KENNEDY LEDGES STATE PARK 12440 S.R. 282, Nelson Township 330-637-2856 http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/ nelsonkennedyledges It may be small, but the 167-acre Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park in Northern Portage County is known for its trademark outcrop rock formations. The formations are among the few in northern Ohio still exposed to view. Most of the outcrops elsewhere have been covered with soil and rock
left by receding glaciers. A popular picnicking and hiking spot, the trails wander through formations such as Devil's Icebox, Indian Pass and Old Maid's Kitchen. The area was of vital importance to the Indian tribes, including Delaware, Shawnee, Miami, Seneca, Mohawk, and Cajuga, who were among those said to have lived at Nelson Ledges. The park lies near one of the highest points of the state and is close to the watershed divide between the Ohio River and Lake Erie. Several major
foot trails and canoe routes passed through the area, which became an important trade center for both pioneers and Indians. Information from parks.ohiodnr. gov/nelsonkennedyledges
is a popular spot for picnics and social gatherings and plays host to the annual Suffield Music Festival each August. The park offers a variety of activities for all ages including an archery range, boating and boat rentals, an 18-hole WINGFOOT LAKE STATE disc golf course, a dog park, PARK fishing, playgrounds, ballfields, 993 Goodyear Park Blvd., mini-golf, a driving range and Suffield walking paths. 330-628-4720 The park was created in http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/ the 1960s by the Goodyear wingfootlake Company for employee outings This beautiful park in and corporate retreats. The southwestern Portage County company closed the park in
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2006 and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources purchased the property and added it to the state park system. The property is adjacent to the Goodyear blimp hangar and occasionally a blimp can be seen taking off or landing. Information from parks. ohiodnr.gov/wingfootlake
Silverman, Inc., a manufacturer of dresses in New York City. There are more than 20,000 objects in the museum's collection, including period clothing from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and works by numerous designers including sketchbooks, photos and other documents. The museum also is in possession of the extensive TINKERS CREEK STATE collection of American glass NATURE PRESERVE donated in 1983 by Akron 1230 Old Mill Road, Aurora antique collectors Jabe Tarter 330-867-5511 and Paul Miller. http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/ Information from https:// tinkerscreek www.kent.edu/museum/historyThis 786-acre preserve in museum northwestern Portage County lies amid thousands of acres PORTAGE COUNTY of peat, swamp and marshland HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND harboring a variety of natural MUSEUM 6549 N. Chestnu St., Ravenna wonders. Its .5-mile Seven Ponds trail 330-296-3523 is a popular spot for birding, www.portagecountyhistoriwith geese, herons, nesting calsociety.org waterfowl and songbirds often Portage County is steeped in spotted along the trail. Hikers history and the nearly 70-yearon the South Point Trail and old society has made it it's Lonesome Pond Loop can see mission to collect and preserve beaver ponds and other wildlife. that history for current and The majority of the park is future generations. maintained in its original state as In addition to the Lowriea swamp and marshland. These Beatty museum, the 12-acre wetlands owe their existence to site features a number of the glaciers that invaded Ohio historic homes and items on its during the Pleistocene Ice Age. grounds. The Carter House is a During the spring and fall Greek Revival farmhouse built migration periods, the marsh by one of the first-generation provides food and shelter settlers in the Western Reserve for thousands of waterfowl. in 1835 while the Strickland Mallards, wood ducks and House is an 1860's brick home Canada geese nest in the with a Victorian flabor. You can marshlands each year. In also tour the John Campbell addition, woodcock, rail, Land Grant Office, 1810-1811; gallinule, snipe, heron and the Mahan Barn, an 1810 New bittern are often sighted. Beaver England type barn; the Ford and muskrat are common Seed Company Museum, residents. which is housed in an old Information from http://parks. photographer's studio; and a ohiodnr.gov/tinkerscreek restored log cabin dating back to the 1830s. KENT STATE UNIVERSITY Adorning the front yard of MUSEUM the grounds is a unique Proehl515 Hilltop Drive, Kent Kline Clock Tower housing a 330-672-3450 1882 Seth Thomas clock from https://www.kent.edu/muthe Portage County Courthouse seum and the courthouse bell. Information from www. In January, 1982, Kent State portagecountyhistoricalsociety. University received the largest and most valuable gift offered org since its founding the collection of historic costume, and decorative arts by Shannon Rodgers Silverman, partners
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THE PORTAGE HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL AND HEADWATERS TRAIL 330-297-7728 (Portage Park District) http://portageparkdistrict.org The Portage Hike and Bike Trail runs from the east end of Ravenna to the west end of Kent and beyond, linking with the Summit Metro Parks Bike and Hike Trail and the Cuyahoga Valley Towpath Trail. Historically used as a transportation route by Native Americans the trail is located along the historic Erie rail line, with a portion of it running alongside a still-active railroad operated by the Akron Barberton Cluster Railway. Portions of the trail travel along the Cuyahoga River, remnants of the P&O Canal, the historic Kent Railyards, Towner’s Woods, and Chestnut Hills Park. The trail can be enjoyed all year and is ideal for walking, running, cycling, in-line skating, skateboarding and cross country skiing. The asphalt trail features multiple trailheads and parking
areas, information kiosks, interpretive signs, and picnic tables. There are parking areas throughout Franklin Township and Ravenna. The Headwaters Trail is an eight-mile limestone-paved trail built on the former Cleveland-Mahoning Railroad line between Mantua and Garrettsville. It passes by beautiful farmland and forests, steep ravines and wetlands, including state nature preserves, and the Upper Cuyahoga State Scenic River. Portions of the Headwaters Trail have been designated as part of the Buckeye Trail system that circles the state. The trail is located along a railroad tyat operated as a passenger and freightline from Youngstown to Cleveland until the mid 1970s. The S.R. 700 trailhead is the site of the former Jeddoe Station, and historic stories of the railroad include a train robbery and great escape in Garrettsville, and a tragic boiler accident. Information from http:// portageparkdistrict.org
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TOWNER'S WOODS 2264 Ravenna Road, Franklin Township 330-297-7728 http://portageparkdistrict. org/parks-trails/townerswoods/ Beautiful Towner's Woods consists of 234 rolling acres of mixed forests, diverse wetlands and meadows in Franklin and Ravenna townships. The park is next to Lake Pippen, a pristine glacial kettlehole lake owned by the city of Akron. Foot trails throughout the park provide easy to strenuous hiking and cross-country skiing through beautiful natural scenery and varied habitats. The popular park features picnic shelters, sledding hills, hiking and cross country ski trails, access to the Portage Hike and Bike Trail and is the site of the historic Brady Interlocking Railroad Tower, which was once used to switch the lower set of train tracks on the Erie Roalroad line.
WEST BRANCH STATE PARK 5570 Esworthy Road, Ravenna 330-654-4989 http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/ westbranch
CHESTNUT HILLS CHILDREN'S PARK North Chestnut Street, Ravenna 330-296-2864 http://www.ci.ravenna.oh.us/ West Branch State Park is Departments/ParksRecrea jewel in Portage County's ation/ChestnutHillsPark crown. The park features a This popular children's park 2,650-acre lake that is popular in Ravenna came to life with the with fishermen, boaters and help of community volunteers. swimmers while the 5,379 acres A group of dedicated residents of land are perfect for camping, began meeting with the idea hiking, hunting and horseback for a playground that would riding. be designed and built by the Visitors to West Branch can community. In 2006, elementary rent a boat at the marina or school students met with play disc golf on an 18-hole designers to share their ideas course near the public beach for the park and the group and a 9-hole course in the began raising funds. In 2008, campground. more than 1,000 volunteers One of the most popular came together to build the aspects of the park is its more castle-themed park. than 14 miles of hiking trails, 12 Information from staff reports miles of mountain biking and and www.ci.ravenna.oh.us snowmobile trails and 20 miles of bridle trails for horseback MAY 4 VISITORS CENTER riding. 101 Taylor Hall at Kent State Information from http://parks. University, 300 Midway ohiodnr.gov/westbranch Drive, Kent 330-672-4660 http://www.kent.edu/may4 The May 4 Visitors Center,
which opened in 2012, marks the deadly events that lead to the death of four people on the Kent State University campus on May 4, 1970, when the Ohio National Guard fired into a crowd during demonstrations against the Vietnam War. The center is comprised of three main galleries. The first, with signs and sounds of the late 1960s, provides context to the events leading up to May 4. The second gallery features a video recapping the events of May 4, 1970. The third gallery has symbols and imagery surrounding American public opinions of the Vietnam War, the shooting of college students and President Richard Nixon's reactions. A “wall of words” features newspaper headlines from across the nation, printed in the wake of the events. Visitors can also visit the Victory Bell and a sculpture that still contains a bullet hole as well as markers and memorials for the four slain men and women. From staff reports
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After balloons were grounded due to lack of wind, spectators were allowed onto the field Saturday afternoon to see the inflated hot-air balloons up close during the 26th annual Ashland Balloonfest at Freer Field.
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1. ASHLAND BALLOONFEST Ashland BalloonFest is perhaps the quintessential Ashland event, an event that makes Ashland, well, Ashland. BalloonFest is a time for community to celebrate summer at Freer Field as over 30 hot air balloons can launch right out of the field as people look up to the sky in wonder. This year will be the 27th edition of the festival. Each night of the festival, balloons circle up for the balloon glow, an occasion complete with music and pilots flaring their burners, illuminating the envelopes for a stunning visual as it lights the night sky. Pilots come from across the country to witness the festival. The 27th BalloonFest runs June 29 through July 1, 2017. 2. MOHICAN WINTERFEST If you don’t mind the cold, Mohican Winter Fest in Loudonville is a perfect opportunity to get outdoors during the winter. Most activities during the winter festival held on a threeday weekend each January
are free. Visitors can enjoy ice sculpture and carving competitions featuring awardwinning ice carvers Aaron Costic and his crew from Elegant Ice Creations. More than 20 ice carvings are displayed throughout downtown along Main Street and in Central Park, where most events take place. Demonstrations include speed carving and fire spinning. There also is a train expo with model train enthusiasts sharing their elaborate layouts and a winter hike starting at the nature center at Mohican State Park. With indoor and outdoor activities, there’s something for everyone. 3. BROOKSIDE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Ashland Symphony Orchestra’s Fourth of July Pops in the Park concert might be the highlight of the summer season at Guy C. Myers Memorial Band Shell but the iconic venue in Brookside Park plays host to a variety of performances from mid-June to mid-August. Designed to accommodate
a 100-piece band, orchestra or choir on stage, the band shell was dedicated in June 1949. Concerts are scheduled every Thursday and Sunday evening during the summer with all performances open to the public with a suggested $2 donation per person. The summer schedule always features an array of musical styles including bluegrass, country, folk, rock, gospel and the blues. A performance by Ashland Regional Ballet and OPUS II Dance Studio always concludes the season in August. 4. ASHLAND CHAUTAUQUA Historical figures come to life every summer during Ashland Chautauqua at Brookside Park’s Guy C. Myers Memorial Band Shell. Ashland’s Chautauqua has been produced by a committee of volunteers for more than 15 years. Actors and scholars take on the role of historical figures in presenting their first-person portrayals during five separate nights each July with opening act musical performances leading off the show.
Each year, the characters fit under a particular theme. Some previous Chautauqua themes were the Wild West, Literary Legends, Adventurers and Explorers and Voices of Freedom. In addition to the performances on stage, the week includes daytime youth programs and adult lecture workshops. A companion reader lists the schedule of events, information about each historical character and the scholars portraying them. 5. GRANDPA’S CHEESEBARN Billboards along Interstate 71 tempt the taste buds and draw you to an Ashland culinary attraction. Grandpa’s Cheesebarn and Sweeties Chocolates is located at I-71’s U.S. 250 exit just east of town. Started in 1978, the Cheesebarn is the home of smoked meats, handmade chocolates, ice cream, Amish country jams, jellies and pickles, local honey and maple syrup, and, of course, some of the finest Ohio cheeses. A favorite of local residents
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and travelers alike, the little barn with the familiar white silo also features something for everyone’s sweet tooth. Fudge, bars and bark, fruit and nuts and other sweet treats attract customers from near and farm. 6. CHARLES MILL AND PLEASANT HILL LAKE PARKS If fishing, camping, boating or just getting away from the noise of everyday life for a day, week or the whole summer are your thing, Charles Mill Lake Park and Pleasant Hill Lake Park offer it all. The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District parks are located just a few miles apart in Ashland and Richland counties. Charles Mill Lake Park, 1277A Ohio 430, covers 2,000 acres. The lake has a surface area of 1,350 acres, a maximum depth of 24 feet and 34 miles of shore line. The park also features two campgrounds with 457 campsites. Pleasant Hill Lake Park is located at 3431 Ohio 95 near Perrysville and features 850 acres of water in the 1,345-acre site. The park has 380 campsites, 20 primitive campsites for tent camping and 37 primitive campsites designed for campers with horses. Both parks also feature a schedule of special events throughout the summer. State licenses are required for boating, hunting and fishing.
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7. ASHLAND COUNTY PARK DISTRICT The Ashland County Park District is made up of 16 parks across the county, each with its own unique characteristics. There’s Byers Woods, the 130acre park with four trails with various wetlands where 77 types of birds have been seen over the years, Freer Field, home of Ashland BalloonFest, Audubon Wetlands Preserve and Crall Woods, recently recognized as an old-growth forest, a rarity in the country. For more information on the Park District, visit ashlandcountyparks.com. 8. MOHICAN STATE PARK Mohican State Park, a 20-minute drive from the city of Ashland, is a 1,110 acre Ohio state park known for its scenic forestry, campgrounds and proximity to the Mohican River. Located in Loudonville, hikers can venture onto several walking trails, and venture onto the old Covered Bridge, climb the Mohican Fire Tower, explore the Lyons Falls and gaze upon the Pleasant Hill Dam. There are numerous types of campsites accessible at the park, including cabins, electric and non-electric campsites, and camper cabins. Nearby is 4,524 acre state forest, a beautiful backdrop with 32 miles of hiking trails.
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Since its founding in 1878, Ashland University is a central hub for education, culture and entertainment, with much to offer its visitors. Known for sparking conversation and thought, it’s Ashbrook Center and Ashland Center for Nonviolence offer educational presentations and intellectual lectures throughout the year on political and social issues to help inform and engage audiences. Throughout the year, the Ashbrook Center offers a Major Issues Lecture Series of distinguished national leaders and its Ashbrook Colloquium of informal lecture discussions. The Center for Nonviolence seeks to engage audiences in open discussion on issues of peace and social wellness. Offering a full season of professional plays and musical productions, the Hugo Young Theatre entices audiences near and far. Theater-goers can purchase season tickets and attend solo student productions. With a rich history of excellence in the NCAA Division II postseason and Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships, AU offers a variety of quality sports entertainment. Fans can purchase one-time or season tickets for football, basketball, volleyball and wrestling tournament games.
There’s no better way to experience the essence of country living than taking a trip out to Ashland’s Honey Haven Farm. Located at 1327 County Road 1475, the generationowned farm has something for everyone. Starting in April the farm’s greenhouse is filled with hundreds of beautiful flower planters and hanging baskets to choose from along with kid’s build-a-basket and custommade planters. Stop back in September to shop the farm market of fresh picked produce including hot and sweet peppers, onions, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, potatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons lettuce, cabbage, sweet corn and garden mums. September through October hails the farm’s annual Fall Festival with its corn and straw mazes, petting zoo, seasonal country store and refreshments, pumpkin picking and horsedrawn wagon ride. There’s something for the whole family including special events like the car and truck cruise-in, antique tractor and equipment show, kids kraft weekend, pie baking contest and Halloween costume contest.
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WAYNE COUNTY 1. OHIO LIGHT OPERA For the 39th year, the Ohio Light Opera will be in residence at The College of Wooster this summer, delighting audiences with a repertoire that includes Broadway classics, a Gilbert & Sullivan favorite and the first full staging in nearly 100 years of a Gershwin gem. The 2017 season opens on Saturday, June 17, with the OLO production of “The Music Man” and continues through Aug. 12. One of aspects of the OLO that sets it apart from any other repertory companies is its rolling schedule. Rather than performing one show for a period of time and then switching to another, Ohio Light Opera continuously adds shows to its summer schedule, which by August allows patrons to come to Wooster, stay for the week and in that time see all seven of the season’s shows.
to none, having the ironclad reputation as being the best agricultural fair and having the best junior fair in the state. Held this year Sept. 9-14, the fair brings in the top names in country music entertainment for its grandstand shows, along with such crowd-pleasing favorites as a demolition derby and OSTPA- sanctioned modified and superstock tractor pull. In addition, the fair boasts a huge midway, livestock shows of every kind, and topnotch exhibitions of flowers, antiques, domestic arts, 4-H and agricultural projects and much more.
hundreds of practical goods from home and garden, health and wellness, kitchen and food, as well as toys, books and games. The store is located at 4779 Kidron Road, Dalton, Ohio and products are also available online and in a print catalog.
whether you are looking for a gift idea or treating yourself to any of the company’s signature products or merchandise. The store also features a relaxing café with patio-style dining. The café offers menu selections made from J.M. Smucker branded products that are 4. J.M. SMUCKER COMPANY sure to please any palate while entrees are prepared in a unique STORE AND CAFÉ wood-fired oven. People can Nestled in a rural setting, The stop in and check out the latest J.M. Smucker Company Store gift baskets or personalize their and Café is an ideal destination own Smucker’s jelly jars.
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As the rest of the world rushes to obtain the next high-tech toy, Lehman’s allows its customers to travel back in time and enjoy life’s simplest tools and materials. Jay Lehman founded 2. WAYNE COUNTY FAIR the business in 1955 to serve When it comes to county fairs the local Amish community, but in Ohio, the Wayne County Fair it has since grown to service the in Wooster takes a back seat entire Northeast Ohio region and beyond. Lehman’s offers
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P. Graham Dunn has served as one of the leading manufacturers in inspirational art, gift and home décor for over 40 years. Owner Peter Graham Dunn founded the business in 1976, first running operations out of a revamped chicken coop. When production outgrew the coop, manufacturing moved to a 160,000-square-foot facility located at 630 Henry St. in Dalton. A two-story lobby with a grand staircase greets customers when they enter and they can visit the 20,000-squarefoot retail store. Inside the store are windows on each side where customers can peek down into the manufacturing plant.
When it comes to hiking opportunities, Wayne County has a multitude of offerings for all interests and abilities. The 206-acre Johnson Woods State Nature Preserve has a 1.5mile boardwalk through one of Ohio’s last remaining old-growth forests, while the 320-acre Wooster Memorial Park offers rugged climbs through steeper terrain and scenic overlooks of Rathburn Run. Nationally acclaimed Secrest Arboretum at the city’s southern edge offers extensive plant collections and formal gardens through which wind landscaped paths leading to scenic vistas. The Barnes Preserve on Sylvan Road encompasses 78 acres of mature woods and meadowlands with good handicapped access. At Brown’s Lake Bog just west of Shreve, visitors can see a 13,000-year-old kettle hole bog formed by the glaciers, which is a national landmark.
advantage of its resources. The renowned Great Decisions series on topics of universal significance; the Ohio Light Opera, performing operetta, comic opera, musical comedy and light opera at Freedlander Theater, located on the campus; and the college art museum featuring work of students, faculty and nationally and internationally known artists, are just a sampling. Students of all ages swarm the campus for sports camps and educational opportunities, including B-Wiser science camp for middle school girls. Concerts given by the unique bagpipe band and other groups are another popular reason for visiting the campus, as are Wooster Scots sporting events.
3 and is sponsored by Friends of Wayne County Fair. The event brings everyone out to celebrate the springtime with numerous award-winning rib vendors, a variety of musical groups playing both days, plus many family-friendly activities and capped off this year by a Saturday night grandstand concert by rocker Michael Stanley and the Resonators. The Orrville Lions Club Rib and Music Fest on Aug. 18 and 19 heralds the heart of summertime in downtown Orrville. In addition to a very competitive rib cook-off, the festival features an outstanding antique car show, craft fair, kids and other family activities and performances by many church choirs in the area.
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9. DOWNTOWN WOOSTER Quality dining establishments and unique retail experiences dot the landscape in historic downtown Wooster. The city’s central business district has evolved over the past 30 years into a destination for locals and tourists alike to spend a day, weekend or plan an extended stay. Popular shopping establishments range from the Ride-On bicycle shop to Today’s Kitchen Store, which features items to fill out anyone’s kitchen.
10. AGRITOURISM Wayne County is among the top agricultural counties in Ohio, so it seems only logical when visiting here to partake of some agricultural-related sites. Ramseyer Farms, 4000 Ramseyer Lane, Wooster, is a working farm and a leader in the agritainment/agritourism industry with its corn mazes, slides, tunnels and school tours. About 10,000 students from around Northeast Ohio come to learn about agriculture and have fun. For more information, call 330-264-0264 or visit www. ramseyerfarms.com. Bauman Orchards, 161 Rittman Ave., Rittman, grows and sells fresh produce, including apples, peaches, plums and sweet corn at its farm market. Events throughout the year include
picking your own apples, a fall festival, strawberry festival and school tours. For more information, call 330-925-6861 or visit www. baumanorchards.com. Rittman Orchards/Bent Ladder Cider & Wine, 13548 Mount Eaton Road N., Doylestown, features a farm market that sells apples, along with other fruits and vegetables in season, freshbaked goods and gift items. Bent Ladder is the latest addition, offering tours of the cider/wine-making facility and other events. For more information, call 330-925-4152 or visit www. rittmanorchards.com and www.bentladder.com. Mauer Farms, 2901 Batdorf Road, Wooster, generally opens its farm market in late May/early June, depending upon when strawberries are ready to harvest. People enjoy picking their own fruit at the farm. They grow a variety of fruit and
produce, including tomatoes, peppers, musk melons, watermelons and peaches. Customers love their sweet corn. For more information, call 330-264-2285 or visit mauersberriesvegs.com. Moreland Fruit Farm, 1558 W. Moreland Road, Wooster, provides fresh fruits and vegetables in season via its farm market. People can pick their own apples, strawberries and other berries. The market also features pears, grapes, melons, fresh cider and flowers. Tours of the farm are offered. For more information, call 330-264-8735 or visit www.morelandfruitfarm.com. To learn more about other ag-related tourism in Wayne County, call the Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 330-264-1800 or visit www. wccvb.com.
Stop in for a shopping break at culinary offerings which vary in style and environment to include favorites such as City Square Steakhouse, Broken Rocks, Spoon Market and Muddy’s. And downtown keeps your calendar filled with seasonal events such as the popular Oktoberfest-style WoosfestFest and Window Wonderland, which kicks off the annual Christmas season.
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owntown Wooster is the place to be! Featuring 26 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.
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HOLMES COUNTY 1. AMISH & MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTER
Anabaptist beginnings in Zürich, Switzerland, in 1525 to the present day. Now in operation for more than 28 years, the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center receives visitors from all 50 states, most Canadian provinces, and from about 60 countries. The center’s mission is:
The Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center (5798 County Road 77 Millersburg) was established in 1981 as the Mennonite Information Center. In 1989, a facility was built on County Road 77 to present the Behalt Cyclorama and provide the support space for a bookstore and gift shop. • To accurately inform visitors Behalt, meaning “to keep” or about the faith, culture “to remember,” is a 10-foot-byand lifestyle of the Amish, 265-foot cyclorama, or muralMennonite and Hutterite in-the-round. It illustrates the peoples. heritage of the Amish and • To extend a warm welcome Mennonite people from their
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• To interpret the heritage of its people. • To invite visitors to meet the Christ of the culture. Hours are Monday-Saturday, March-November, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and December-February 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information, call 330893-3192 or visit www.behalt. com. 2. VICTORIAN HOUSE MUSEUM Victorian
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(484 Wooster Road, Millersburg) allows people to step back in time and experience Victorian living in a 28-room mansion and see the largest exhibit of Millersburg glass on public display. From top to bottom, the mansion’s rooms feature many themed collections of the Holmes County Historical Society. The house has been featured on both HGTV and Victorian House Magazine. A recurring special event, Holidays at the Mansion, is celebrated annually. Also located on the campus is
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the Millersburg Glass Museum. Located on the lower level of the main building, the museum is handicap-accessible in a facility that has been renovated designed to highlight the glass and its history. The Historical Society can customize group tours of 10 or more, offering special group discounts and hours. Also available for groups of 15 or more is the option of a catered meal, served in the Castle Club Banquet Center. Victorian House hours are March–October, Tuesday-Sunday 1-4 p.m. For more information on complete hours, pricing, special events and programming, visit www.holmeshistory.com or call 330-674-0022. 3. WENDELL AUGUST FORGE At Wendell August Forge (7007 County Road 672, Millersburg) tradition and quality craftsmanship unite in a 13,000-square-foot timber frame facility, located between Berlin and Winesburg. Included within are a 5,000-square-foot showroom, filled with the one-of-a-kind handcrafted metal giftware for which Wendell August is famous. The gift shop includes more than 1,000 items, including a unique line of Amish and country designs and mementos, Christmas ornaments and plates, wedding gifts, baby gifts, military gifts, serving pieces,
home and desk accessories for all styles and tastes and jewelry. The story of the company’s beginning in 1923 is told in a museum area, which includes a guest theater and collectible giftware from the 1920s to the 1950s. A short video documents the company’s history and the effort put into handcrafting each piece. Visitors also can tour the workshop, in which they can inspect the tools of the trade. An interactive hand-hammering room provides an opportunity to be part of the action and create a unique treasure to take home. The business is open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-923-4438 or visit, www. wendellaugust.com. 4. KEIM LUMBER CO. Keim Lumber Co. (4465 State Route 557, Charm) is more than just a hardware store or a lumber yard. This fourth-generation family-owned business began in 1911 as a rough lumber mill. It has grown to a 50-acre complex with more than 700,000 square feet of retail, office, warehouse and millwork production space. The business has become not only a supplier of quality products for local individuals and contractors, but customers from around the world, and it is an attraction for out-oftowners. Products range from lumber
to home decor to lawn and garden and everything in between — a section of molding, custom flooring, lighting, tools, plumbing, toys and weather vanes. With more than 60 exotic and specialty wood species in stock coming from as far as the West Indies, Africa and the Pacific Rim, Keim’s “Wood Shed” is a must-see. While on site, visit the Carpenters Café for a relaxing meal. Menu items include a variety of sandwiches, salads and sides, as well as daily specials. Keim Lumber Co. is open Monday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; TuesdayFriday, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 1-888-KEIMLBR or visit www. keimlumber.com.
traditions of doing things the old-fashioned way. It uses the freshest ingredients and no shortcuts – chocolates are hand-dipped and truffles handrolled. A family-owned and -operated business, Coblentz Chocolate Company began in 1987 with just three employees and 40 varieties of chocolate specialties. Today, it produces 114 varieties of chocolates. Visiting the headquarters in Walnut Creek is like stepping back in time to an old-fashioned candy store, with well-stocked counters of tempting morsels and the company’s signature brown boxes. The present facility was completed in 2001 with new production areas and a viewing gallery where visitors can watch delicious confections being created. Hours are Monday-Saturday, July-October, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and November-June, 9 a.m.5 p.m. For more information, call 800-338-9341 or visit www. coblentzchocolates.com.
5. COBLENTZ CHOCOLATE COMPANY Nestled in Ohio’s Amish Country, Coblentz Chocolate (4917 State Route 515, Walnut Creek) holds true to the local ®
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6. CHEESE HOUSES Located at 5060 State Route 557 south of State Route 39 just north of Charm, Guggisberg Cheese is one of several cheese houses in Holmes County. People can visit the cheese shop or buy online 24 hours a day at https://www.babyswiss. com. In 1947, Alfred Guggisberg ventured to the U.S. from Switzerland to pursue his cheesemaking dream. He created Baby Swiss cheese, now world famous. Known for smaller holes and lessbiting flavor, Baby Swiss is a true product of Ohio’s Amish Country. Guggisberg Swiss was voted best in America in 2015 out of 1892 entries from 28 states. Learn the history of cheesemaking during an educational and entertaining in-house factory tour of Heini’s Cheese Chalet (6005 County Road 77, Berlin; 330-893-2131). The Chalet features a sampling room where guests can try over 80 varieties of cheese made on location, a free cheese-making tour, handmade fudge, candy, bulk foods, and coffee shop. Heini’s is dedicated to the creation of quality, locally made cheese, founded on the traditional craft of authentic, artisan cheese since 1935.
With a wide array of canned goods and homegrown seasonal produce and a huge assortment of flowers, all of your senses will be on full alert with the colors, aromas and fresh tastes of the season. Then there is the farm store, featuring USA-made wooden toys, tack, bird seed, leather goods and more. Not often is a bakery a destination stop for travelers, but for those who have ventured to Amish Country and found their way to Hershberger’s Farm & Bakery, that experience alone is a reason to venture to Holmes County. The petting zoo at the farm is also an interesting addition to the experience. Hershberger’s Farm & Bakery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 8. HOLMES COUNTY RAILS TO TRAILS
In the search for places of solitude, Holmes County Rails to Trails (Holmes County Park District 1 Trail Drive, Millersburg) offers gateways to miles of breathtaking beauty. The Holmes County Trails is a treasure not many communities have the opportunity to share with their neighbors and families. Labeled as the first trail in 7. HERSHBERGER’S FARM the nation to accommodate AND BAKERY Amish buggies, the unique and Hershberger’s Farm and scenic Holmes County Trail now Bakery, located at 5452 State has 15- miles of its 29-mile trail Route 557, Millersburg, is not open from Fredericksburg to Killbuck. your average bakery.
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One lane of the trail is paved with asphalt for biking, rollerblading, walking, running and wheelchairs, while the adjoining buggy and equestrian trail is paved with “chip and seal” for horse-drawn vehicles and horseback riding. Upon completion of the 29-mile trail, Holmes and Knox counties will consist of over 50-miles of uninterrupted trail giving trail-goers one of the most unique recreational facilities in the Ohio to Erie Trail System through Ohio’s heartland. The 13th Annual Holmes County Rails-to-Trails Benefit Auction and Road Apple 5K will be Saturday, June 10, 2017. For more information, go to: http://holmestrail.com.
County Fair at Harvest Ridge, the sparkling new $7 million fairgrounds located just west of Historic Downtown Millersburg on state Route 39. • Antiques in the Alley, Saturday, May 13, Millersburg turns into a giant garage sale. www. h i s to r i c d ow n tow n m i l l e r s burg.com. • Thunder over Holmes County, annual celebration of July 4, to be held Friday, June 30 through Sunday, July 1 in Historic Downtown Millersburg (HDM). www. o h i o. o rg / e ve n t s / t h u n d e rover-holmes-county. • Holmes County Fair, August 7-12, 2017, at Harvest Ridge. www.holmescountyfair.com.
• Killbuck Early American Days Festival, Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 2-4, Killbuck, Berlin, the heart of Amish OH. https://www.facebook. Country, offers an array of more com/events. than 50 restaurants, lodgings • Harvest Festival Parade and attractions. and Rib Cook-off, Sept There’s more to be seen than 9, 2017, Berlin, https:// scenery alone in Amish Country. www.facebook.com/ There are a surprising variety of BerlinHarvestFestivalRibCook attractions for families, groups, Off couples and individuals. Craft stores, book stores, • Antique Festival, Saturday and furniture store, specialty stores, Sunday Oct. 7-8, downtown diners and more make up the Millersburg. https:// multitude of businesses along holmescountyantiquefestival. the stretch of State Route 39 org. in Berlin, at the eastern end of • A live Nativity parade, Holmes County. Friday, Nov. 24, around 5 p.m. Less than 10 miles west is historic downtown Millersburg, • Holmes County Cookie a bustling little community Tour of Inns, Saturday and featuring a brewery, several Sunday, Dec. 9-10. A selfrestaurants, a hotel and guided tour of a select dozen numerous shops, including hotels, given an opportunity antiques and more modern to showcase their facilities. stores, featuring jewelry and www.visitamishcountry.com/ clothing stores. A toy store, a christmascookietour. hardware store and art galleries • Northeast Ohio Sportsman are also Jackson Street stops, Show, Mount Hope Event and a pair of auto dealerships are Center, Jan. 2018, www. within minutes of downtown. ohiosportsmanshow.com. 10. FESTIVALS • Classic in the Country Challenge, Hiland High There is some sort of fair or School in Berlin, featuring festival going on just about some of the best high school every weekend in Holmes girls basketball players in County ranging from shopping the country as 20 games are in your pajamas in Berlin to played over the Martin Luther the annual weeklong Holmes King weekend, Jan 13-15, County Fair every August. To 2018, at Hiland High School. help you make your decisions https://classicinthecountry. a little easier about which to org. attend, we are providing a Top 10 list, starting with the Holmes 9. BERLIN & MILLERSBURG DOWNTOWNS
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uernsey County, nestled in the scenic rollings hills of southeast Ohio has it all. From gorgeous lakes, to festivals and farmer’s markets with plenty of places to dine and shop. The county is located at the crossroads of interstates 70 and 77 with the county seat of Cambridge as the forerunner. There are an abundance of tourist destinations within the county. It is in these rolling hills that the “crown jewel” of Ohio can be found. Just outside of Cambridge, in Lore City is Salt Fork State Park and Lodge. The park, located at 14755 Cadiz Road, offers 2,500 feet of beaches among 17,229 acres of recreational facilities. With two marinas you can take a boat out from one of their 450 rental docks and go fishing for things like large-mouth bass, blue gills and muskellunge. At Salt Fork you can also enjoy 14 miles of hiking trails, 19 miles of snowmobile trails, along with an array of snow related activities and 12 miles of bridal trails. If you are in the mood for a picnic stop at one of the two shelters near the 400 foot swimming beach or spend the night at the Lodge, in their cabins with gas log fireplaces of on one or their 200 camping sites. The Lodge also boasts a dining room, coffee shop, snack bar and gift shop along with an indoor gaming area, sauna, indoor and outdoor pools along with an array of tennis, volleyball and basketball courts. To find out more information on the park or the Lodge call 740-439-3521 for the park or 740-439-2751 to make a reservation. On the other side of the county is a different water oasis. Seneca Lake, which celebrates their 80th year this year, is located at 22172 Park Road, Senecaville.. The lake was build as part of GoodTimesOhio.com
FDR’s New Deal to help get Americans back to work during the Great Depression. Built by hand, the lake, which is over 3,550 acres of water, now belongs to a system that control the mighty Muskingum River. They offer boating, swimming, camping and picnicking. The Seneca Lake Marina, offers a 399 horsepower limit boat ramp while the lake itself offers great fishing such as channel catfish and flat-head catfish and many more. Along the lake there are more that 500 campsites available as well as cabins to rent, picnic shelters, hiking trails, a playground and even an amphitheater. Seneca Lake is open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Park Rangers can be reached at 740-685-6013 for more information. To make a cabin reservation call 1-855-822-6764 Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For those who are looking for an adventure that is a little more exotic can travel to Cumberland. The Wilds, as part of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, is a private and non-profit conservation area at 14000 International Road, Cumberland. The Visitor Center, dedicated by John Glenn, sits amongst 10,000 acres of reclaimed mine land and works to push conservations issues. Among their 26 different species, travelers can ride along ostriches, giraffes, African painted dogs, cheetahs and Bactrian camels to name a few. Visitors can come as part of a school tour, a family vacation or join in one of their educational summer camps. The Wilds also offers night hikes, horseback riding and zip lining or you can stay the night at their Lodge or at Nomad Ridge. For more information call The Wilds at 740-638-5030 or visit their website at thewilds. columbuszoo.org. Southeast Region
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Guernsey County is proud of it’s municipal parks. In fact it boasts over 12 parks county-wide. By far the two biggest are Cambridge City Park and Jackson Park in Byesville. Cambridge City Park is home to the Historic Armstrong Covered Bridge, dog park, City Lake, hiking trails, ball parks with the Cambridge City Pool adjacent. The park prides itself on the handicap accessible Challenger Field and the Rotary inspired handicap accessible playground equipment which includes a playground and swing that are wheel-chair friendly. And nothing says summer at the Cambridge City Park like the Parkside Tasty Treat, located at 900 McKinley Ave, and the Cambridge City Band which has been a staple in the community since it was formed 175 years ago, making it the oldest community band in the state of Ohio. For more information on the park call 740-432-3287; Parkside Tasty Treat, 740-439-9475; Cambridge City Band, 740-439-5551. Cambridge City Park is also the home of the Salt Fork Arts and Crafts Festival which was created in 1968 to enhance and promote Ohio arts. Today, the festival brings in over 100 artists from across the nation with a variety of mediums like painting, pottery, ceramics, fiber art, metal work, photography, jewelry, and more. The festival also supplies visitors with demonstrations and live performances and even gives area students a chance to showcase
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their artwork. This year’s festival will be Aug. 11 – Aug. 13. For more information contact the Festival Director, Carol Jones at director@ saltforkfestival.org or visit their website, saltforkfestival.org. Jackson Park is also worth a stop in Guernsey County. Surrounded by trees and the winding Wills Creek, the park is secluded and perfect for hosting summer events or picnicking. Open from dusk to dawn beginning in April and running through November, the park offers free Wi-Fi, basketball courts, volleyball and baseball as well as playground equipment for all ages. The park, also hosts an annual Easter Egg hunt every year and the famed Gus Macker Basketball Tournament. For more information on the park call 740685-0800 or 740-685-3337 to reserve the pavilion. Christmas in Guernsey County. Cambridge takes Christmas very seriously. The people of Guernsey County have fully embraced the season and have come together to provide an experience like no other. Join in the Steeple Walk in early December for a self-guided tour of the houses of worship in downtown Cambridge. Or come for the Christmas Parade in mid-November. See decorated floats, trailers and horses join up with area marching bands to march down Wheeling Avenue to the Guernsey County Court House’s Candyland where kids of all ages can meet the one and only Santa Clause. The Courthouse is also home to the Cambridge Light Show which consists of 55,000 lights, three 20ft Christmas Trees and 60 animated displays with more added every year. The show runs from November 1 to January 1, every evening from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. To throw in a little history to your Yuletide, visit the Dickens Victorian Village. The Welcome Center is in the Historic Gomber House at 745 Steubenville Ave., and is home to the Curiosity Shop, The Imagination Station and The Victorian Tea Room which hosts morning teas on Saturdays during the holiday season. Group and school tours are available to tour the scenes from “A Christmas Carol” that are placed in the downtown area. To schedule your tour contact Beverly Kerr at 740-260-8194 or DickensGroupTours@gmail.com; you can also visit the Dickens website at dickensvictorianvillage.com. Set in Appalachia, you may not think that Guernsey County would be a center for the arts, but you would be wrong. The county is home to the Pritchard-Laughlin Civic Center which was founded with the purpose of providing a way to “serve the artistic, cultural and educational needs” of the county. They are home to the Toy Show, Prom and Bridal Show as well as Country
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on the Carpet. The center also brings in Broadway and local theater groups and provide a beautiful setting for weddings and community events. Cambridge Performing Arts is another patron of the theater who puts on Broadway quality shows yearly as a non-profit organization. The Living Word Outdoor Drama is truly an amazing experience like no other. Nestled in the countryside of Cambridge, at 610 College Hill Road, are 400 panoramic sets that show the life and ministry of Christ. Every Friday and Saturday, from June to September resident’s partake in acting out scenes like the Sermon of the Mount, Palm Sunday’s Entrance and The Last Supper on one of America’s most authentic recreations of old Jerusalem. This is a show for all denominations and walks of life. To contact the center visit them at 7033 Glenn Highway, Cambridge, or call them at 740-439-7009. You can also visit their website at pritchardlaughlin.com. For more information on Cambridge Performing Arts, 641 Wheeling Ave. Cambridge, call them at 740-261-4304 or visit their website at cambridgeperformingartscenter.org. Visit livingworddrama.org for more information or call them at 740-439-2761. Guernsey County has a long history of glass making. The glass that came out of the Cambridge Glass Factory is sought all across the world. Now you can visit the source at the Cambridge Glass Museum, 136 South 9th Street, Cambridge. The museum is home to over six thousand pieces of glassware. There is also an educational center and a gift shop where pieces of Cambridge Glass can be bought. To find out more information about their annual convention visit their website at cambridgeglass.org or call them at 740-432-4245. The expression goes “save the best for last,” and it’s true. Historic Downtown Cambridge really is the best place to be. Whether you are looking for antiques, jewelry or want a bit to eat, Downtown Cambridge has you covered. As part of the old Route 40- National Road, you can eat at Francis Family Restaurant, the Guernsey Kitchen, McKenna’s Market or Theo’s Family Restaurant; drink at Downtown Area or Ladder’s Coffee Bar, there is even a health conscious option at Healthy U Nutrition. If visitor’s are looking to indulge a little head over to Nothing But Chocolate or Kennedy’s Bakery who has been a staple in the community since 1925. If it’s antiques you are looking, for try County Bits and Pieces, Ellie’s Cottage, Lady Jane’s, The Best Treasures or The Penny Court. Maybe you have your heart set on a beautiful piece of jewelry, be sure to check out An Enchanted Garden Florist and Gift Shop, The Towne House or Art Market 649. For more information on any of these downtown locations check out the Cambridge Mainstreet website at downtowncambridge.com. Guernsey County really does have something for everyone. The coming months will offer numerous opportunities for families to attend festivals, events and celebrations in Guernsey County and surrounding communities. Among them are:• Memorial Day
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Parade, May 29, along Wheeling Avenue in downtown Cambridge • ART ON THE SQUARE, second weekend in June, in downtown Caldwell • NATIONAL ROAD BIKE SHOW & RIBFEST, June 17, along Wheeling Avenue in downtown Cambridge • BOOMARAMA, July 4, in Cambridge City Park • OHIO HILLS FOLK FESTIVAL, July 6 to 8, in Quaker City • NEW CONCORD FIREMAN’S ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL, July 7 to 8, in downtown New Concord • CALDWELL FIREMAN’S FESTIVAL, late July, in downtown Caldwell • SALT FORK FESTIVAL, Aug. 11 to 13, in Cambridge City Park • MUSKINGUM COUNTY FAIR, Aug. 13 to 19, at Muskingum County Fairgrounds in Zanesville • CAMBRIDGE CLASSIC CRUISE IN, Aug. 19, along Wheeling Avenue in downtown Cambridge • NOBLE COUNTY FAIR, Aug. 28 to Sept. 2, at Noble County Fairgrounds in Caldwell • CAMBRIDGE AIRPORT ANNUAL FLY-IN, Sept. 9, at Cambridge Municipal Airport • GUERNSEY COUNTY FAIR, Sept. 11 to 17, at Guernsey County Fairgrounds at Old Washington • OLD IRON POWER SHOW & HERITAGE PARK DAYS, third weekend of September, at Heritage Park in Caldwell • PAUL BUNYAN SHOW, October 6 to 8, at Guernsey County Fairgrounds at Old Washington • THORLA-MCKEE OIL FESTIVAL, Oct. 7, at Thorla-McKee Park along Route 78. Event information presented here is subject to change. If in doubt, contact either: Cambridge Main Street, 740-439-2238; Cambridge-Guernsey County Visitors and Convention Bureau, 740432-2022; Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce, 740-439-6688; Noble County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, 740-7327715; or Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, 740-455-8282.
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hey say the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. It’s true of Ohio, it’s true of Guernsey County. With all that the county has to offer there are some places that only locals know about. They require taking the country back roads, twisting and turning until you find the “hidden treasures of Guernsey County.” The area has a long history, dating back to the first settlers who helped build up the county. Part of that was made possible from the Historic National Road, which stretches over 700 miles across multiple states, with 227.87 miles in Ohio alone. A detailed driving tour is available at the Guernsey County Visitors and Convention Bureau (800-933-5480) or visit ohionationalroad.org for a list of stops in Guernsey County. Stop at Henderysburg to see the birthplace of famed Hopalong Cassidy. See Clark House, a drover’s tavern at 66539 in Freeport or the Pennyroyal Opera House, still in operation today in Fairview. Old Washington has multiple stops on the National Road like Deep Cut and Hyde Hill Tavern. Make sure to stop at the Guernsey County Courthouse before heading over to the visitors bureau. Don’t forget to check out the Old National Road Yard Sale held every summer along Route 40. A few decades after the statehood of Ohio, war broke out among the states. As the North fought on, making headway in the South, Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan decided to bring the war to the North. With over 2,000 soldiers he raided Indiana and Ohio in 1863 with the sole purpose of bringing as much destruction as possible and to keep the Union troops diverted. Today, the 557 mile long trail is now a Heritage Trail in Ohio with 56 interpretive signs and 600 specialized directional signs. The interpretive signs show historical information about the raid and describes scenes from the raid as it would have been 46
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in 1863. A guide book is available for this traveling-exhibit where you do the traveling by contacting the Ohio History Connection at ohiohistory.org or by calling 614-297-2300. Downtown historic Cambridge has many of the original buildings from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, making it a very unique place to stop. Recently unearthed is an underground store front, a perfect setting for the Underground Tour of Cambridge. The Underground Tour is usually in September and starts at the building on the corner of North 7th Street and Wheeling Avenue where visitors a guided by a costumed interpreter through the history of this store front and building of yesteryear. There is also a Forgotten Places and Spaces Tour that departs from the Courthouse lawn on Saturday’s, March through November. Explore the unseen parts of downtown Cambridge, see the abandon ball rooms, an old doctors office and masonic temples, long forgotten. The proceeds of these tours benefit the historic preservation efforts in downtown Cambridge. For more information on these tours call 866-334-6446 or visit ohio.org/events/forgotten-placesplaces-walking-tours. While strolling downtown Cambridge, you may stumble onto the Farmer’s Market on Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, from May till October. On Turner Avenue, with plenty of parking, people can find fresh, local produce, homemade wares and baked goods. Not in town on Fridays but still want to stroll through a farmer’s market? Be sure to check out Byesville’s, every Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., May through October in the town square. The Guernsey County Fairground also has a Farm and Flea Market. This larger market has locally grown produced, new and used items and a wide variety of antiques. This market meets at 335 Old National Road, Lore City on Fridays during the months of May through October from 8 a.m. to noon, and can be reached at 740-489-5888. The Cambridge Farmer’s Market can be reached by calling 740-439-2238; Byesville, 740-685-0800.
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One last hidden treasure is the Great Guernsey Trail which provides a secluded bike trail on what was once an old railroad that traveled from one end of the county to the other. Today, the trail provides six paved miles and one un-paved mile of low-grade path that is perfect for running, walking or biking. Just be sure to enjoy the beautiful views along the way. In summer, surrounding fields are often covered in wildflowers and in fall the trees burn bright with color. The trail also has six shelters along the trail and breeding boxes for the Indiana Brown Bat. For more information call the Guernsey County CDC at 740-439-0020 or visit their website, guernseycountycdc.com These hidden treasures are just some of the many great things Guernsey County has to offer. To see what else the county has to offer, go to visitguernseycounty.com.
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OHIO STATE PARKS By MARC KOVAC Staff Writer WANT TO SPEND THE DAY IN A CAVE? Or how about checking out orchids blooming at a delicate island bog? Maybe fishing and swimming in Lake Erie is more your thing? Or glacial ridges? Perhaps sleeping in a yurt? Those are all things you can do in Ohio, in a state park, most of which are open year round. Here are 10 things you should know about Ohio’s state parks and the sights and accommodates they provide:
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According to Jason Fallon, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, there are 74 state parks in the state, offering hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, camping, biking, horseback riding, disc golf and an array of other activities.Fifty-six of those parks have campgrounds, and nine have lodges or conference centers. While such overnight accommodations and related services carry a cost, there are no general admission or parking fees at Ohio’s state parks. According to Fallon, Ohio is one of only seven states nationally with such complementary access.
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Ohio’s state parks are popular with in- and out-of-state visitors. While keeping tabs on exact attendance statistics is a bit problematic, given Ohio’s free access policy, Fallon said ODNR has counted more than 2.5 million overnight stays at state park campgrounds, cabins and lodges. 50
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And the top five destinations for overnighters? Alum Creek, East Harbor, Hocking Hills, Indian Lake and Mohican state parks. 3. OLD MAN’S CAVE: If you want to explore caves and other geologic features, Hocking Hills State Park might be a good place to start. The 2,300-plus acres near Logan offer hiking trails to places like Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave and Rock House. There are gorges and cliffs and waterfalls. And there are two mountain bike trails available, according to ODNR. You’ll find maps and trail guides online at parks.ohiodnr.gov. 4. EAST HARBOR AND LAKE ERIE: Ohio operates a number of state park areas along its northern shore, notably East Harbor State Park near Sandusky, complete with campgrounds and a swimming beach. It’s also close to the Marblehead Lighthouse, another state park that, according to ODNR, “is home to the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes.” Not too far away, you can catch a ferry to Kelleys Island, with additional swimming and camping areas. There, you’ll also find the Glacial Grooves State Memorial, offering what the Kelleys Island Chamber calls “the largest and best accessible example of this geological phenomenon anywhere in the world” (online at KelleysIslandChamber.com). 5. BOGGED DOWN: Ohio has one bog island, located in Buckeye Lake near Cranberry You’ll find additional information on the ODNR website Point, that boasts rare orchids and carnivorous plants. If you want to visit, you’ll have to have a boat and a permit, as (ohiodnr.gov) or via the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society (BuckeyeLakeHistory.org), which manages it. access is limited due to the fragile nature of the surroundings.
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You may notice some construction activities under way at parks this year. ODNR has launched numerous capital improvements across Ohio, including revamped campsites, restrooms and boat ramps. There will also be new playground equipment, new bridges, new trails and new water treatment facilities. Last year’s capital budget included more than $320 million for park improvements.
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7. SPEAKING OF OVERNIGHTERS: State parks offer 514 cabins for overnight stays, including 293 operated by the state and 221 operated by concession groups. Also, there are 54 camper cabins, 18 cedar cabins and 16 yurts. Information about rates and reservations is posted on the ODNR website (parks.ohiodnr.gov).
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8. AND SPEAKING OF CABINS: There aren’t any finished and ready for occupancy yet, but ODNR announced during last year’s Ohio State Fair that it had formed a partnership with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and the Ohio Department of Commerce to have prison inmates help build state park camper cabins. It’s part of a program that provides job training to inmates, helping them prepare for careers after their incarceration. “This innovative partnership creates an ideal situation for each of our agencies,” ODNR Director James Zehringer said in a released statement at the time. “ODNR continues to search for ways to provide quality amenities to guests enjoying our state parks. The camper cabins are one of our more popular facilities so of course we are excited for the opportunity to provide more of these assets.” The finished cabins should be available for visitors later this year. 9. STATE FAIR NOTE: While we’re talking about the State Fair, the state Controlling Board earlier this year OK’d $660,000-plus for improvements planned at the ODNR area at the state fairgrounds in Columbus. Plans call for “a new indoor air gun shooting range and archery range, [upgraded] buildings to improve family focused shooting instruction, and [a new] ‘fish house’ to provide fish filleting and cooking demonstrations,” according to documents, which added, “For thousands of fairgoers, the Natural Resources Park is a destination and may be their first experience with shooting, archery, and fishing, and this area strives to make this first exposure a positive experience.” Fallon added, “We will be able to accommodate more State Fair visitors and enhance their experience with the new archery/ air rifle building. The fish house will include a new and improved demonstration area as well.”
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10. STATE FAIR POSTSCRIPT: The ODNR exhibits at the State Fair are worth a stop on their own. Located on the southeast corner of the fairgrounds, visitors can check yurts and cabins and other facilities offered at state parks, ask questions to a giant animatronic Smokey Bear, try their hand at kayaking and see bald eagles and other animals. A 71-foot fire tower was added last year. And Gov. John Kasich makes a point of stopping at the ODNR’s enclosed butterfly gardens after cutting the ribbon to open the annual event, taking place this year July 26-Aug. 6.
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2017 EVENTS CALENDAR
RECURRING APRIL-SEPTEMBER WOOSTER Ride on Wooster weekly bicycle rides
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Group rides leave from our shop every Tuesday at 6pm. All riding levels welcome! Maps, leaders and snacks provided. Make some new friends and get in shape! Rides held April through September, weather permitting. Price: FREE Place: 146 W. South St., Wooster Phone: 336-345-2453
Both the Kent Miller and The County Line Historical Museums are open the second Saturday of each month for you to explore! The Ken Miller Museum features early gas pumps, tractors, drilling machines, trucks and cars. You'll also find memorabilia about the Pennsylvania Railroad and Shreve industry. The County Line Historical Society is full of new displays including six rare Wayne County made muzzle loading rifles from Fred Donley's collection. Fred will be at the museum with a story about each of the gunsmiths that made them. Price: Ken Miller Museum - $5 for adults; County Line Museum - $2 for adults. All fees benefit the County Line Historical Society of Wayne/Holmes.
APRIL 18 DOYLESTOWN Antiques Rogues Show 6pm Join the Chippewa Rogues Hollow Historical Society at the beautiful Silver Run Winery for our 3rd annual wine and food pairing, antiques appraisals by Eric Pandrea, silent gift basket auction and historical society fund-raiser. Price: $20.00 for members, $25.00 for guests, $5.00 per item for appraisals, pre-sale only due to limited seating. Place: Silver Run Winery, 376 Eastern Road, Doylestown, 44230
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APRIL 29 SMITHVILLE Smithville Community Yard Sales 9am-4pm This is a bargain hunter's paradise! Find over 100 yard sales all in the same village. Lots of bargains and one-of-a-kind finds for everyone! Price: FREE
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APRIL 28-30 RUGGLES Fairy Garden Showcase Fri - 10am-7:30pm Sat, Sun - 10am-4pm
APRIL 29 WILMOT Native Plant Sale and Gardening Seminars 9am-4pm
View fairy gardens, unique succulents, herbs and spring flowers in our greenhouse. Hundreds of fairy garden accessories in gift barn. For more information and map, check our website or Facebook. Price: FREE admission Place: Cliff's Greenhouse and Garden Center, 323 St. Rt. 60, Ruggles, OH 44837
Find a wide variety of native plants offered for sale at the beautiful Wilderness Center located in Wilmot, Ohio. Learn about irrigation, pollinators and healthy garden ecology at one of our informative and interesting classes. Price: Garden seminars - $5 per class
APRIL 29 CUYAHOGA FALLS Alzheimerâ€™s Association Paint the Night Purple Dinner & Auction Check-in 6:00 pm Annual gala dinner and auction to support programs, services, awareness and advocacy for families affected by Alzheimerâ€™s disease. Place: Cuyahoga Falls Sheraton, 1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH. 44221 Price: $150.00 More info: 800.272.3900
APRIL 29 LORE CITY Pelican Open Bass Tournament 7am-3pm Open bass tournament benefitting The Relay for Life of Guernsey County. 50/50 drawing, door prizes and lunch for anglers at weigh-in. Price: $80 Place: Salt Fork Lake - Old Marina North
APRIL 29 WOOSTER Healthy Kids Day Summer Kickoff & Fun Run 9:30am Kickoff the day with our 1 mile run! Medals will be presented to the top finishers. Then, join us at the YMCA for the rest of the day's activities. Price: $15 per child and $30 per family for the Fun Run; activities are FREE woosterymca.org
MAY MAY 7 WOOSTER Wayne County Choral Union Spring Concert 3pm Annual spring concert with Director Tim Frye. Featuring jazz, Broadway, spirituals, & other favorite music. Place: Wooster High School Price: $8.00 waynechoralunion.org
MAY 3-4 WEST LAFAYETTE Annual Spring Yellow Flag Garage Sales 9am-5pm Over 100 YARD SALES! This is a bargain hunter's paradise! Residents in and around West Lafayette hold yard sales and you just don't know what you might find! Antiques, the perfect piece of furniture, glassware, clothing for the family or just something that you have to have. Paid participant listings will be available to shoppers on days of this sale at the West Lafayette Branch Library. Place: West Lafayette village Phone: 740-502-6755. MAY 6 WOOSTER 38th Annual Flea Market 8am-3pm Find great stuff at the Wooster Noon Lions' Club flea market. Proceeds benefit the vision screening program. Indoor and outdoor spaces available. This event will be held rain or shine! Over 100 vendors so you're sure to find SOMETHING you need! Price: $1.00 admission Place: Wayne County Fairgrounds woosternoonlions.org
MAY 13 ORRVILLE National Train Day Celebration 10am-4pm Join the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society for tours of an 1868 railroad station, now used as a museum. See all types of RR displays, 2 model trains operating, and our open gift shop. All of this on one floor - no stairs! Price: donations accepted at the door orrvillerailroad.com
MAY 13 ASHLAND Symphony Benefit Luncheon and Auction 11am The Ashland Symphony Women's League invites you to help support the Ashland Symphony Orchestra by attending a wonderful luncheon at one of our finest dining venues. Enjoy both silent and live auctions and delightful musical entertainment. Cash bar available. All proceeds benefit the orchestra. Price: $30 per person RESERVATIONS REQUIRED Place: Bella Bleu's at Water's Edge
MAY 20 KENT The "Hammy" 8am
MAY 21 WOOSTER Mayfest Scholarship Brunch 10:30am-1pm
Join hundreds of supporters who participate in a community workout and 5k race to remember Adam S. Hamilton, US Army, who was killed in action on May 28, 2011 in Afghanistan. Gather friends or bring your family out to support this event and pay your respects to the men and women of our armed forces. Enjoy a brisk 5K run or walk or discover your fitness potential with “THE HAMMY” Workout. Please join us for the event that most interests you or find the hero in you and take on both! The Adam S. Hamilton Memorial Academic & Athletic Scholarship Fund was established to help carry on Adam’s legacy of service to the community. Proceeds from The HAMMY will enhance this fund. Place: Kent State University Field House, Summit Rd., Kent Price: $35 and $45
Join the Women's Advisory Board of the College of Wooster for the 41st Annual Scholarship Brunch. This event benefits deserving students at The College of Wooster and scholarships and awards will be given. Price: $25.00 jchurchmack13@gmail for details
MAY 25-26 WOOSTER Poppy Sale 9am-9pm 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!
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MAY 27-28 WOOSTER Great Lakes Fiber Show Sat 10am-5pm Sun 10am-4pm
JUNE 3 KENT 23rd Annual Bike and Hike registration starts at 7am
Visit booths with fiber related supplies and fiber arts, workshops, demonstrations, kids' activities, skein and garment competition, fleece show and sale, sheep show and sale, and fresh cooked lamb. Price: FREE Admission Place: Wayne County Fairgrounds 199 Vanover St. Email: email@example.com www.greatlakesfibershow
JUNE JUNE 3 CARROLLTON Summer Concert Series Redneck Incorporated 7pm
JUNE 4 ROOTSTOWN Build A Gym, Build a Life 5k and 1 mile Fun Run, Walk or Roll 5k - 8am 1 mile - 9am
JUNE 7-10 HOPEDALE Bluegrass in the Hills music starts Wed. at 5pm, noon-11pm Thurs - Sat. This premier concert event kicks-off Wednesday night (Evening Only Show) with FREE bean soup, cornbread and peanuts, starting at 4 p.m. You've come to the right place if you're looking for outdoor entertainment at its finest as this venue has it all - camping, food including steaks and rotisserie chicken, vendors and of course, All Award Winning Bands. Prices: Wednesday night $10 Thursday - Sat. $35 (ea. day) Place: 88101 Ford Road, Hopedale Contact: Calvinmickey47@gmail.com
JUNE 3 MINERAL CITY Best Dam Motorcycle Poker Run Motorcyclists are invited to cruise the windy roads of Carroll, Tuscarawas and Harrison counties as they travel from dam to dam Atwood, Leesville, Piedmont, Tappan and Clendening lakes. Stay afterwards for music and food. Check the websites for details on times and price. Place: Atwood Lake Park, 9500 Lakeview Road NW, Mineral City carrollcountyohio.com traveltusc.com mwcd.org
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Join the Pedal-with-Pete, Inc. organization at Stanton Middle School for this family friendly event to raise funding for CP research. See our website for more details. Price: $30 if pre-registered
A joyful, healthy event that embraces everyone with all abilities. Times, sanctioned run or walk that provides safety for runners, walkers, wheelchairs, strollers, etc. Place: NEOMED campus Price: $20-$25 depending upon event Register at raceroster.com (lookup Portage County Parent Council)
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. Place: Bluebird Park Amphitheater 190 Alamo Rd. S. E.
JUNE 9-10 WILMINGTON Wilmington Rotary's Banana Split Festival Fri. 3:00pm-10:00pm Sat. 11:00am-10:00pm Come visit Wilmington, Ohio, home of the original Banana Split Festival, for two days of food, music, baseball games, classic cars and of course, banana splits. See where it all began! Price: FREE admission web: www.bananasplitfestival.com JUNE 10 CARROLLTON Summer Concert Series Paul Bryant and Kentucky Border 7pm From the coal fields of Appalachia to the busy city sidewalks and all the Bluegrass Venues in between, this band continues to honor the traditions of the founders to forge a pathway of sustainability for those yet to come. We are proud to introduce to you the newest, most dynamic bluegrass bands to emerge on the National scene in many years! Bring your lawn chairs, parking $5.00, food/cash bar, no pets. Place: Bluebird Park Amphitheater 190 Alamo Rd. S.E. www.ccparkdistrict.org
JUNE 11 WOOSTER The Great Grill Off 12:30-4pm Vote for your favorite mini Certified Angus Beef (TM) brand burgers and see the incredible things God is doing through the Christian Children's Home of Ohio, Encompass Christian Counseling and Encourage Foster Care and Adoption. Bring the family and invite your friends for a great day of great food and outdoor fun! Price: DONATIONS gratefully accepted Place: 2685 Armstrong Rd., Wooster ccho.org
JUNE 10 DOWNTOWN KENT
Noon – 7pm Join the Kent Jaycees as they sponsor "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 Place: Hometown Bank Plaza kentjaycees.com
JUNE 13 NORTH CANTON Alzheimer’s Association Beverly A. Chiron Education Symposium Check-in 8:00 am Annual professional symposium focusing on latest trends in dementia care hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, featuring national and regional experts. Place: Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720 Price: $109.00 More info: 800.272.3900
JUNE 15-17 PERRYSVILLE Homestead Festival Thur, Fri - 5pm-10pm Sat - noon-10pm How much fun can you have in downtown Perrysville? A LOT! Join us for music, hobbies and crafts, Bingo, a great parade, garden tractor pull, merchants and of course, FOOD! Price: FREE admission Place: downtown Perrysville perrysvilleecodev.com
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The Museum of Ceramics
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Byesville Village Park N. 3rd & Meek Ave. Byesville OH
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Call for Winter Hours 1-800-600-7180, or 330-386-6001 Treasures of the nation’s Pottery Capital, near Homer Laughlin Fiesta, Hall outlets
Four spacious, quiet rooms and a friendly inn keeper welcome you to this Victorian mansion. Antiques abound with Victorian decorations. KO-10532967
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Red Brush Cottage A place for steak
Three locations to serve you
These secluded retreats are equipped with all the necessities you need to enjoy nature in comfort including hot tubs. There is plenty of extra space at each cottage for family reunions, parties, or company events. Pop a tent for extra guests or bring your horses to enjoy the miles of trails.
419-994-1463 • www.redbrushcottage.com AS-10534874
1040 Sugarbush Drive Ashland 419.281.5253 AS-10532934
You can settle in for as much peace and quiet as you would like but you do not have to travel far to enjoy the fun Mohican area activities. The cottages are located within minutes of Loudonville and are adjacent to the Mohican State Park and Forest.
996 Coschocton Rd. 6655 E. Lincoln Way Mount Vernon Wooster 740.397.1418 330.345.5523
SKY ZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK
123 Sixth St. SW, Canton, OH 44702 330-455-3603 Open 10-5 pm 7 days a week www.cantonclassiccar.org
the world’s largest troll collection
Proud home of the Guinness Book of Records largest troll collection-over 19,000 pieces of troll dolls and memorabilia-explore 2 stories of folklore, toys and history in uniquely themed rooms including a DreamWorks “Trolls” exhibit. Shop our large gift shop and enjoy coffee, teas, waffles and sweets at Grumpy Troll Coffee.
330-596-1157 228 E. Main St., Alliance trollholemuseum.com
Oh, but we have cars - over 40 vehicles from the ‘37 Packard Hearse to the 1937 Cord Model 812 Supercharged Convertible Phaeton and more. The Canton Classic Car Museum has something for everyone.
4381 Whipple Ave NW Canton, OH 44718
We are more than just cars! We are Ohio’s great nostalgia museum!
Open Year Round
2017 Events STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL June 10
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FALL FESTIVAL Sept 23, 30, & Oct 7
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JUNE 15-17 LOGAN Washboard Music Festival Thurs. 5pm - 10pm Fri. and Sat. noon -11pm Every year on Father's Day weekend, Logan celebrates the washboard as a musical instrument! Logan is the home of the Columbus Washboard Company, the only remaining washboard manufacturing company in the United States. Join us for an eclectic combination of bands and washboards; antique tractors, hit'n miss engines, a car show, quilt show, arts/crafts vendors, free carnival rides, terrific food vendors and OF COURSE, washboard factory tours! Price: FREE admission (and carnival rides!)
JUNE 16 WOOSTER Annual All You Can Eat Fish Fry 5-7:30pm
JUNE 17 WOOSTER 2nd Annual FootGolf Scramble 8am-1pm
JUNE 21 WOOSTER Bike Night at The Olde Jaol Steakhouse and Tavern
Eat delicious fresh fish at our annual fish fry. This event benefits Lion's park and is not to be missed! The full menu includes fish and ham, baked beans, applesauce, roll, coleslaw and dessert. If you are interested in joining the Lions or for questions, contact Stephanie at 330-234-7461. Place: New Pittsburg Lions Park, 9451 Ashland Rd. Wooster Price: all menu items priced separately
What's better than playing golf on a beautiful summer morning? Playing golf AND benefitting GPAC - Give Pets a Chance, a non-profit organization that rovides funds for veterinary services for people who are struggling financially to provide for their companion animals. Plan now to participate in this fun-for-everyone, family-friendly morning of FootGolf, at the L.C. Boles Memorial golf course on the College of Wooster campus. Entertainment, prizes and all participants receive an event t-shirt and cookout lunch. Price: $35 per participant
Come enjoy live music, a silent and Chinese auction, beer garden and cookout to benefit GPAC Give Pets a Chance. This non-profit charity helps provide funds for veterinary services for families and seniors that are struggling financially to provide for their companion animals. (rain date June 28th) contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
JUNE 17 WILMOT Founders Festival 9am-4pm
JUNE 24 LOUDONVILLE Thrills in the Hills Bike Show 10am-6pm Join the American Legion Riders of Ohio Post 247 for the 1st annual Thrills in the Hills Bike Show. $1500+ in payout. $500 for Best In Show.All proceeds benefit veteran charities. PLACE: 131 S. Water St., Loudonville PRICE: $5 entry
Celebrate our anniversary with a day of fun activities for the whole family - hikes, crafts, dip-netting, farmer's market, entertainment, food trucks and more! classes. Price: Free
JUNE 17 CARROLLTON Summer Concert Series band TBD Place: Bluebird Park Amphitheater 190 Alamo Rd. S.E. www.ccparkdistrict.org
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30 W. Main St. Ashland 419-496-0220 antiques.chalkpaint furniture by consignment
68 South St. Ashland, OH 44805
Antiques & Decorative Home Arts
132 N. Walnut St. Wooster, OH 44691
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JUNE 23-24 CAMBRIDGE NCC Glass Show & Sale Fri: 1-5pm Sat: 10:30am-4pm One of the USA’s premier depression glass shows, the National Cambridge Collectors, Inc. show boasts wonderful glassware made by The Cambridge Glass Company and other top elegant glassmakers of the depression era. Price: Admission-$5, good both days! Place: Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center cambridgeglass.org
JUNE 23-24 WEST SALEM Town and Country Firefighters Festival Fri. 6pm-10pm Sat. 11am - 10pm 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, kiddy & adult tractor pulls (Sat. 1pm), DJ in the morning, cash prizes, live band, and fireworks at 9:30pm on Saturday night! Price: FREE admission www.townandcountryfire.com
JUNE 24 PERRYSVILLE Annual Perrysville Lions Car Show starts at 11am Come to downtown Perrysville for a 50/50 drawing, door prizes trophies and FOOD! Car registration: 9am-11am, $5.00 per vehicle. email: email@example.com
JUNE 24 CARROLLTON Summer Concert Series Jersey - the Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band 7pm 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. Place: Bluebird Park Amphitheater 190 Alamo Rd. S.E. www.ccparkdistrict.org
JUNE 25 AKRON Akron-Canton Comic-con 10am-4pm Do you enjoy comic books? This convention is a comic-lover's paradise! We have vendors selling comic books, a cosplay contest, hourly prizes and guest comic creators too! Price: $5 per person. Age 6 and under FREE Place: Akron Chapparell's Community Center, Akron harpercomics.com
JUNE 29-JULY 1 ASHLAND
Balloonfest Thurs - 4pm-10pm Fri - 4pm-10pm Sat - 11am - 10pm
The festival with the entire family in mind. Enjoy the colorful skies as hot air balloons fill Freer Field for this memorable weekend. Live entertainment, kids activities and food are all part of the nonstop events. (Our schedule is subject to
change without notice and all hot air balloon activities are weather permitting and subject to delay or cancellation.)
Place: Freer Field, 1256 Center St.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ashlandohioballoonfest.com
JUNE-SEPTEMBER DOYLESTOWN Chidester Mill and Rogues Hollow Museum Sun - 2-4pm The Chidester Woolen Mill and Museum displays the history of the water-powered mills and the coal mines of Rogues Hollow in the 1800s. Much more history, walking trails and picnic facilities. Price: FREE Phone: 330-658-6342 or 330-347-4177 Place: 17500 Galehouse Rd., Doylestown, OH 44230
JULY 8 CARROLLTON Summer Concert Series Happymon 7pm
JULY 12 WOOSTER Annual Card Party and salad/dessert smorgasbord noon-4:00pm
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. Place: Bluebird Park Amphitheater 190 Alamo Rd. S.E.
Join the Catholic Daughters of the Americas for a FUNdraising card party with tables of people playing any card game or board game. Table prizes, door prizes, and basket raffles. Plenty of food available for a small donation! Place: St. Mary's Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster 44691 Price: $8
JULY 8 HARTFORD The 9th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial Gates open 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy Fleetwood Mac, Beatles and Frankie Valli Tribute bands. 5k run, Catholic Mass, great food and spectacular fireworks! Voted Beacon's Best Festival for the past seven straight years! Price: FREE Place: Lock 3, downtown Akron
Presented by Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, the Lou Blaney Memorial features Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars plus Big-Block Modifieds. Proceeds benefit Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. Place: Sharon Speedway, 3241 Custer-Orangeville Rd. Hartford, OH Price: $25.00
JULY 15 CARROLLTON Summer Concert Series band TBD Place: Bluebird Park Amphitheater 190 Alamo Rd. S.E. www.ccparkdistrict.org
JULY 13-15 DOWNTOWN AKRON Summit County Italian-American Festival 11am-11pm
JULY 14-16 RAVENNA The Portage County Charity Horse Show This three-day all breed horseshow is in its 58th year! Held at Sunbeau Valley farm, the horseshow has food, vendors, and demonstrations. Spend a summer day with accomplished riders and amazing horses, at a beautiful venue! All proceeds benefit local charities. Place: Sunbeau Valley Farm, 3229 St. Rt. 59, Ravenna
JULY JULY 1 BERLIN Cookbook Extravaganza at the Gospel Bookstore in the German Village Center 10am-1pm Join the crowd in Berlin at 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. Place: 4900 Oak Street Berlin, OH 44610 Phone: 330-893-2523 Price: FREE admission www.mygospelbookstore.com www.amishcountrycooks.com
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JULY 21-23 MANTUA 54th Annual Ox Roast Fair Fri. 6pm-11:30pm Sat. 1pm-11:30pm Sun. noon-10pm
JULY 14-15 SHREVE Shreve Fest Fri - 6-10pm Sat - all day until 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 $5 per vehicle www.stjosephmantua.com
On Friday, we honor our Shreve area active and reservist military with a First Responders parade and rally, kids zone, food vendors, retail vendors, 50/50 Raffle, Trick Truck (registration at 4:30pm), band, Veterans organizations and CLHS museum open house. Saturday will feature a car show, kids zone, bounzies, food vendors, retail vendors, 50/50 raffle, band, Fireman's BBQ chicken and water barrel contest, CLHS museum open house. Place: Shreve downtown area (square Market St.)
JULY 22 WOOSTER New Pittsburg Lion's Flea Market 8am-5pm Booth space available to rent during Saturday of New Pittsburg Community Garage Sales. Call Patrick at 330-749-9712 for rental information. If you are interested in joining the Lions, please call Stephanie at 330-234-7461. Place: New Pittsburg Lions Park, 9451 Ashland Rd. Wooster
JULY 15 KIDRON 18th Annual Benefit Auction 9am-3pm
JULY 27 WOOSTER Taste of Downtown Wooster 6-9pm
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. This annual auction offers quality Amish-made furniture and quilts, gift baskets and much more! Delicious BBQ chicken and baked goods too! Price: FREE admission check out our Facebook page -
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Taste the best downtown Wooster has to offer! Featuring everything from classic American fare to Jambalaya, this event offers guests a chance to sample foods from local restaurants. Additional highlights include live street performers and a beer/wine garden. Place: downtown Wooster Phone: 330-262-6222 mainstreetwooster.org
JULY 27-30 STREETSBORO Streetsboro Family Days Thurs, Fri - 4pm-11pm Sat - noon-11pm Sun - noon-6pm
JULY 15 WOOSTER 20th Annual Texas Longhorn Cattle Show 9am-4pm
Streetsboro Family Days is a family-oriented festival with live concerts by nationally-acclaimed recording artists, a car show, bike show, dog show, food and games. Price: Parking $5.00, rides additional fee. Place: Streetsboro City Park 8970 Kirby Lane, Streetsboro
Come to the Wayne County Fairgrounds and see Texas longhorns from all over the U.S. View this historic breed of the Old West - up close and personal! Sponsored by the Ohio River Valley Texas Longhorn Association. Price: FREE facebook.com/ORVTLA
Streetsboro Family Days Inc. is a nonprofit charitable corporation with a mission to provide free national family entertainment for the city of Streetsboro and the surrounding communities.
JULY 15-16 ALLIANCE Ride Through History Sat 9am-5pm Sun 9am-4pm
JULY 29 WOOSTER Car Show 9am-4pm
We are a military history and education organization. You can visit with reenactors in camps, ride in the back of an Army truck and witness four different vignettes; a mobile museum, and an arms demonstration. Price: $3.00 for camps; $5.00 for truck ride. Place: 16125 Armour St., Alliance
The Mid-Ohio Mopars Car Club brings you a fantastic car and truck show/swap meet/car corral at the Wayne County fairgrounds. Food, music, door prizes, 50/50 raffle and GREAT cars and trucks! Price: $5.00 per car load or $3.00 for walk-ins. Place: 199 Vannover, Wooster
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JULY 27-29 WEST LAFAYETTE 70th Annual Homecoming Festival Thur: 5pm-10pm Fri: 5pm-11pm Sat: 8am-11pm Eat, play and be merry! This fabulous festival opens at 5pm on Thursday with FOOD at the Chamber Eatstand and vendors ready to entice you with their wares. Our Queen Contest starts at 6pm so come cheer on your favorite contestant. Friday features at parade at 7pm, rides and music from Tindel Creek at 8:30pm. Saturday opens with a pancake breakfast, a 5k run, and two bands - Redneck Romeos and Acoustic Edge. There's something for EVERYONE at this fun weekend event! Place: West Lafayette village Phone: 740-502-6755. JULY 28 - AUGUST 13 ALLIANCE Greater Alliance Carnation Festival 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! www.carnationfestival.com JULY 28-29 APPLECREEK Johnny Appleseed Festival Fri - 5-10pm Sat - 1-10pm (parade steps off at NOON) Plan now to attend this celebration of one of Ohio's favorite sons Johnny Appleseed! Food, music and FUN will be had at this wonderful festival. Enjoy a chicken BBQ, community booths, kids' games, inflatables and rock wall. Live music 6-10pm, featuring Erica Dawn on Friday, and Lincoln Way Band on Saturday. Price: FREE admission Place: Apple Creek Village Park, Mill St, Apple Creek 44606 facebook.com/ ACJohnnyAppleseedDays
AUGUST 3 PERRYSVILLE Rt. 39 Corridor Yard Sales times vary Everyone along St. Rt. 39 is invited to participate in yard sales. Find treasures of all kinds on the main road and along our side streets from Perrysville to Loudonville! The Perrysville Economic Development organization will generate a listing of all participants for the event so you won't miss any of the fabulous finds or destinations! Price: no charge to look! perrysvilleecodev.com
AUGUST 4-5 DOYLESTOWN 24th Annual Rogues Hollow Festival Fri - 7pm-11pm Sat - 8am-11pm Have fun at our old fashioned STREET FAIR! Friday Grande Parade, live music both days, 5k run, car and motorcycle shows, activities for the whole family, booths, great food and Saturday night fireworks. Price: FREE admission Place: Doylestown Village Square doylestown.com
AUGUST 4-5 KIDRON Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale & Auction Fri. opens 4pm Sat. 7am-3pm Quilt auction, wood and tool auction, lots of food. Friday evening music program. This event raises funds for MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) providing relief and help when disasters happen around the world and in the U.S. Price: FREE and free parking ohiomccreliefsale.org
AUGUST 5 CARROLLTON Summer Concert Series Lincoln Way Band 7pm Come and dance the night away with a high energy group of musicians playing both todayâ€™s popular country and yesterdayâ€™s favorites. Bring your lawn chairs, parking $5.00, food/cash bar, no pets. Place: Bluebird Park Amphitheater 190 Alamo Rd. S.E. www.ccparkdistrict.org
AUGUST 5 & 6 KENT AUGUST AUGUST 1 DALTON Kidron Fireman's Chicken BBQ Carry out starts at 3:30 Serving at 5:00pm until gone Musical entertainment, pony rides, kiddie tractor pull. Proceeds go to Kidron Volunteer Fire Dept. Price: Donations only Place: Kidron Community Park, 4434 Kidron Rd; Dalton 44618
10th Annual Sweet Corn Festival noon-5pm
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. email:firstname.lastname@example.org
AUGUST 10-12 ALL ACROSS OHIO Buy-Way Yard Sale 8am-5pm
AUGUST AUGUST 13 CORTLAND 30th Annual Coca-Cola and Other Memorabilia One Day Swap Meet - Show and Sale 9am-3pm
AUGUST 12 CAMBRIDGE Crucifixed Youth/Family Rally 2-6pm
Shop 'til you drop with more than 1400 yard sales across Ohio! 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 are available along the route and on our website. Price: FREE www.historicbyway.com
Find paintings, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, ceramics, mixed-media, metal work and more at one of the longest running juried arts events in Ohio. We have a large tent for crafts classes, a "make & take experience, yummy foods, kids activities, Appalachian heritage demonstrations and a terrific variety of live music performances. Price: FREE admission Place: Cambridge City Park, Cambridge, OH saltforkfestival.org
AUGUST 12 CARROLLTON Summer Concert Series Kari Fedor and Kerosene 7pm KEROSENE plays a little bit of everything...country, rock and blues...You never know what song you'll hear at a KEROSENE show, but you can bet your bottom dollar you'll love it! Listen, dance, laugh and enjoy the evening of toe tappin’ sounds. Bring your lawn chairs, parking $5.00, food/cash bar, no pets. Place: Bluebird Park Amphitheater 190 Alamo Rd. S.E. www.ccparkdistrict.org
AUGUST 18 & 19 SUFFIELD 16th Annual Music Festival
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 Sale tables available - contact via email to reserve:
An uplifing day full of Christian bands - Ashes Remain is headlining. Also enjoy speakers, singers, spoken word poetry and more. Price: $12, $15 and @20 pre-sale - $35 day of event. Place: The Living Word Outdoor Drama, 6010 College Hill Rd. Cambridge
AUGUST 11-13 CAMBRIDGE Salt Fork Arts & Crafts Festival Fri: 3pm-8pm Sat: 10am-7pm Sun: 10am-4pm
AUGUST 13 WOOSTER Paws in the Park Pawty Freedlander Park 400 Hillcrest Dr. Registration 11:30 am open noon-4pm "Pawty" with your dogs! Family fun including swimming, hiking, chicken/hot dogs/ice cream, photographer, DJ - all included! Email to pre-register and save $5.00. Rabies vaccination and 2017 dog license required. Price: $25 per canine and human. $5 additional for each K9 or family member over 6 years of age.
Music, Food and Family FUN! Price: FREE admission Place: Wingfoot Lake State Park 993 Goodyear Park Blvd, Mogadore, OH 44260 suffest.net
AUGUST 18-19 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 West Market St. Enjoy 12 different food vendors offering ribs and more! Music line-up: • Fri. 6pm-8pm - Stick People, playing a mix of jazz, blues and classic rock. • 9pm-11:30pm - Lincolnway Band playing your country favorites. • Sat. 6-8pm - Singer/songwriter Gretchen Pleuss • 9pm-10:30pm - HEADLINER American Idol Season 5 Champion Taylor Hicks with his soulful sounds. Price: FREE admission and shuttle service from Orrville city schools parking lots. www.orrvillelionsribfest.com
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3064 SR 43 (Brimfield) Magadore, OH 44260 330-673-1964
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We invite you to come for the sunset...stay for the sunrise. A family campground and picnic park offering swimming, fishing, snack bar, game room, playground and rental cabins. 330-626-4251 KO-10532968
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AUGUST AUGUST 19 KENT Dog Days of Summer 11am-4pm
AUGUST 18-19 RAVENNA Music, Food and Cruise-In Festival Fri - 5pm-11pm Sat - 10am-11pm Spend a great couple of days celebrating with the Immaculate Conception Parish in Ravenna, eating great food, listening to great bands and admiring great cars! Bands include Phil Dirt & The Dozers, and 80's Proof. All events will be held on the school grounds at the corner of Sycamore and Spruce streets. Place: 225 Sycamore St. Price: FREE admission icparishfestival.com
AUGUST 19 CARROLLTON Summer Concert Series New Wave Nation 7pm
Dog friendly downtown festival featuring dog parade, dog contests, pet vendors, veterinarian booths, demonstrations, activities and live music, with food trucks and beer for sale. Price: FREE admission madonio-animal-trust.org AUGUST 19 ORRVILLE Orrville Railroad Days noon-5pm Join the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society for tours of an 1868 railroad station, now used as a museum. See all types of RR displays, 2 model trains operating, and our open gift shop. All of this on one floor - no stairs! Price: donations accepted at the door orrvillerailroad.com
This awesome band sets the bar much higher for what a live band can and should be...an 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. Place: Bluebird Park Amphitheater 190 Alamo Rd. S.E.
AUGUST 19 WOOSTER Annual New Pittsburg Homecoming 2pm-9pm Join us for a day of music, fun, games and food. Check our facebook page for up-to-date details. If you are interested in joining the Lions or for questions, contact Stephanie at 330-234-7461. Place: New Pittsburg Lions Club, 9451 Ashland Rd. Wooster
AUGUST AUGUST 25-26 MARSHALLVILLE Marshallville Historical Days 200th Birthday Celebration Fri. 6-11pm Sat. all day The Marshallville Historical Society is proud to bring you fun and excitement with the 200th birthday celebration of Marshallville! Friday night music starts at 6pm and the Little Miss and Little Master event follows. Saturday features a parade at 11am, a car show and tractor pulls at 1:30pm. Plenty of food, a beer garden, wine tasting and much more! (costs vary) Price: $5.00 for car show admission
AUGUST 26 CARROLLTON Summer Concert Series Awesome Possum 7pm 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. Place: Bluebird Park Amphitheater 190 Alamo Rd. S.E. www.ccparkdistrict.org
SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER WOOSTER Fall Fun at Ramseyer Farms Tues. - Fri. 3pm-7pm Sat. 11am-7pm starting 9/24 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 www.ramseyerfarms.com SEPTEMBER 1-2 WEST LAFAYETTE Annual Fall Yellow Flag Garage Sales 9am-5pm Over 100 YARD SALES! This is a bargain hunter's paradise! Residents in and around West Lafayette hold yard sales and you just don't know what you might find! Antiques, the perfect piece of furniture, glassware, clothing for the family or just something that you have to have. Paid participant listings will be available to shoppers on days of this sale at the West Lafayette Branch Library, 601 E. Main St. Place: West Lafayette village Phone: 740-502-6755.
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SEPTEMBER 9 BERLIN Harvest Fest & Rib Cook-Off 9am-6pm (ribs are ready at 10am) This all day festival celebrates the harvest and includes mouth watering ribs, live entertainment, children's activities, many local food booths, a raffle (with proceeds going to a local family in need), shopping throughout town, and a grand parade at 6pm to end the days festivities. This is a great family-friendly event you don't want to miss. Price: Free Admission www.visitberlinohio.org
SEPTEMBER 9 ZANESVILLE Walk to End Alzheimer’s Muskingum County Check-in 8:30 am Over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. Join us as we raise awareness and funds to fight this devastating disease and support those affected by it. Place: Ohio University Zanesville and Zane State College Campus, 1425 Newark Rd., Zanesville, OH 43701 Price: Donations accepted on site More info: 800.272.3900
SEPTEMBER 9 MEDINA Walk to End Alzheimer’s Medina County Check-in 8:30 am The end of Alzheimer’s starts with you. Join the Alzheimer’s Association and the Medina community as we walk to raise awareness and funds to end this devastating disease. Place: Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Rd., Medina, OH 44256 Price: Donations accepted on site More info: 800.272.3900 alz.org/walk
SEPTEMBER 9-10 KENT 24th Annual Art in the Park Festival Sat: 10am - 6pm Sun:11am - 5pm Guests enjoy over 100 juried artist exhibits and demonstrations, children's activities, music and a variety of wonderful foods in a beautiful, picturesque park. Price: FREE with free parking Place: Fred Fuller Park, Middlebury Rd., Kent kentparksandrec.com
SEPTEMBER 16 CHAMPION Walk to End Alzheimer’s Trumbull County Check-in 8:30 am
SEPTEMBER 16 DOVER Walk to End Alzheimer’s Tuscarawas County Check-in 8:30 am
SEPTEMBER 16 WOOSTER 14th Annual Wooster Arts Jazz Fest 11am-7pm
SEPTEMBER 23 MASSILLON Walk to End Alzheimer’s Stark County Check-in 8:30 am
Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in Ohio. Join us at Kent State University Trumbull to raise awareness and funds for care, support, and Alzheimer’s research. Place: Kent State University Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Ave., Champion, OH 44483 Price: Donations accepted on site More info: 800.272.3900
Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death. Join us as we raise awareness and funds for care and support for those affected, awareness, and research. Place: Dover Middle School, 2131 N. Wooster Ave., Dover, OH 44622 Price: Donations accepted on site More info: 800.272.3900
Bring the whole family to historic downtown Wooster to enjoy live music, a juried fine arts & 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. Place: downtown Wooster Phone: 330-262-6222
The first person to survive Alzheimer’s disease is out there. The Alzheimer’s Association is going to make it happen, through support, and advocacy. But we won’t get there without you. Place: Jackson High School, 7660 Fulton Rd. NW, Massillon, OH 44646 Price: Donations accepted on site More info: 800.272.3900
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SEPTEMBER 16-17 KIRTLAND Village Peddler Festival Sat. 10am-6pm Sun. 10am-5pm Celebrate our 36th year at this quaint outdoor American marketplace filled with handmade arts and crafts, primitives, fine art, wreaths, pottery, glass, toys, our famous Harvest Market, live music and excellent food. Located in a pastoral setting at Lake Farmpark in beautiful Mentor Ohio. Fun for the whole family! Price: $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $4 for kids, under 2 FREE Place: Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd (Rt. 6) VillagePeddlerFestival.com
SEPTEMBER 24 CANTON Festa Gervasi Grape Harvest Festival noon-5pm
OCTOBER 6 & 7 ORRVILLE Uptown, Downtown, All Around Orrville Yard Sale 9am-4pm
Enjoy a fun-filled day at Gervasi Vineyard as the winery will be awash in fall colors and Italian flavors for the 6th Annual Grape Harvest Festival. Stroll the beautiful property as you enjoy live music, vineyard tours, winery tours, grape stomping, wine tasting, casual and upscale dining and many kid-friendly activities. Food and beverage available for purchase. Place: Gervasi Vineyard, 1700 55th St., N.E. Canton, OH 44721 Price: FREE admission, but donations for activities will benefit the United Way of Stark county.
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 Annual Colonial Williamsburg Festival 9am - 5pm
SEPTEMBER 21-24 BRIMFIELD Brimfest This fair like event hosted by the Brimfield Chamber of Commerce is held at the Brimfield Town Center Park. Featuring food vendors, crafts and local merchants. Fun for the whole family including contests, demonstrations, RIDES, FIREWORKS and a parade on Saturday Morning at 10am! Price: FREE admission Place: ST. RT. 18 and 43 in Brimfield
Fun for the whole family. The finest artists, craftspeople, painters, doll makers, blacksmiths, potters and more. Delicious food, re-enactors, historians and live demonstrations by the 8th PA Colonial Militia. Price: Free Place: Pine Tree Barn and Farms, Wooster pinetreebarn.com
OCTOBER SEPTEMBER 28-30 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: email@example.com
OCTOBER 1 AKRON Akron Walk to End Alzheimer’s Check-in 8:30 am The world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. The end of Alzheimer’s starts with you. Place: The University of Akron Stile Athletics Field House, 289 S. Union St., Akron, OH 44325 Price: Donations accepted on site More info: 800.272.3900
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OCTOBER 7 WOOSTER Walk to End Alzheimer’s Wayne County Check-in 8:30 am The first person to survive Alzheimer’s disease is out there. The Alzheimer’s Association is going to make it happen, through support, and advocacy. But we won’t get there without you. Place: Wooster High School, 515 Oldman Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 Price: Donations accepted on site More info: 800.272.3900 alz.org/walk
OCTOBER 7 YOUNGSTOWN Walk to End Alzheimer’s Mahoning Valley Check-in 8:30 am Over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Join us to support research, advocacy, awareness, and care for those affected. The end of Alzheimer’s starts with you. Place: Youngstown State University WATTS, 651 Elm St., Youngstown, OH 44555 Price: Donations accepted on site More info: 800.272.3900 alz.org/walk
OCTOBER 13-14 WILMOT Enchanted Forest 6:30, 7:00, 7:30 & 8:00pm departures Families will meet friendly nocturnal animals along pumpkin-lit trails as they sing songs and hear stories of life in the nighttime woodlands. Price: $6 for members; $8 for non-members; under 3 FREE
OCTOBER 8 GRAND RAPIDS 41st Annual Applebutter 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 applebutter! Price: FREE admission and shuttle service Parking: $15.00 www.applebutterfest.org
OCTOBER 8 FAIRVIEW PARK Cleveland Comic Book and Nostalgia Event 10am-4pm Do you enjoy comic books? This is the place to find all your favorites! We have vendors selling comic books, Cleveland nostalgia, movie, western horror and sci-fi memorabilia. Hourly prizes too! Price: $4 per person. Age 6 and under FREE Place: American Legion Hall, Fairview Park harpercomics.com
OCTOBER 8 CAMBRIDGE 41st Annual Friendship VII Sweet Adelines Barbershop Show Sing, sing, sing with the Friendship VII Chapter of Sweet Adelines as they present an exhilarating afternoon of four part barbershop harmony. Call for information on tickets, scheduling a performance of joining the chorus. Place: Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center Phone: 740-29SONG 8 facebook- Friendship VII Sweet Adelines
OCTOBER OCTOBER 14 & 15 CHATHAM Chatham Apple Butter Festival 10:00am-5:00pm Old fashioned apple butter stirrin' over the open fire, freshly made donuts, great homemade food, craft show and on Sunday, bluegrass music and an educational program including birds from Raptor Center. Proceeds benefit local programs and organizations. Price: FREE admission and parking www.chathamcommunitychurch.org
NOVEMBER 3-4 CAMBRIDGE Sherlock Holmes Mystery Weekend Registration at 7:30pm on November 3 The gameâ€™s afoot where you have the chance to solve the Case of the Circumstantial Covenant with the foremost unofficial detective Sherlock Holmes and potentially win $250 and special prizes. Price: Packaged prices vary. See website. Place: 714 Gomber Ave, Cambridge VisitGuernseyCounty.com
OCTOBER 21 DOYLESTOWN Walk in the Hollow 7-9pm The Chippewa Rogues Hollow Historical Society invites you to walk the wooded trails of Haunted Rogues Hollow at night. Hear legends told at the campfire and see visions in the dark. (Our first walk is family friendly.) Also, fun hay rides and an open museum! Price: $5 per person, PRESALE ONLY. Call for tickets. Phone: 330-658-6342 or 330-347-4177 Place: 17500 Galehouse Rd., Doylestown, OH 44230 rogueshollow.org
NOVEMBER 3-5 and 10-12 MANTUA Christmas Tour of Homes Fri - 4-8pm Sat - 10-5pm Sun - 12:30-5pm Catch the holiday spirit and start your Christmas season off with a tour of four beautifully decorated homes in the Manuta area. Tickets are available at Mantua Station Drug, 10870 St. Rt. 44. A special candlelight tour and reception is also planned for Thursday, November 3, with a limit of 50 tickets available each hour of this event. Reservations for the Candlelight Tour are required and are available by calling Virginia Goodell at 330-274-2376.
Sponsored by the Mantua Rotary Club.
NOVEMBER 3 & 4 WOOSTER 48th Annual Season's Splendor Arts and Crafts Show Fri. 5pm-9pm Sat. 9am-4pm
NOVEMBER 4 ROOTSTOWN HARVEST BAZAAR Craft Show 10am - 3pm
Juried handcrafted show all on one floor. No commercial vendors. Lunch available. Price: FREE admission and parking Place: Greenbriar Conference and Party Centre, 50 Riffel Rd. Sponsor: Wayne County Arts and Crafts Guild
35 tables of local crafters and vendors. Homemade soup and sandwich lunch available. Craft table for kids, Santa visits, book sale and special program in our historic church. Price: FREE Place: St. Peter of the Fields Church, 3487 Old Forge Rd.
NOVEMBER 4 WILMOT Nature Fest Arts & Crafts Show 9am-4pm Buy locally and find unique holiday gifts from artisans and artists. Purchase goodies at the bake sale. Proceeds provide funds for educational displays that The Wilderness Center. Price: FREE admission wildernesscenter.org
NOVEMBER 4 DALTON 10th Annual Rich Dalessandro Memorial Fall Turkey 5k and 10k Join hundreds of runners - those in it for the competition and those who run for fun at the Rich Dalessandro Memorial Fall Turkey 5k, 10k, 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 www.runsignup.com search "Dalessandro"
NOVEMBER 4 PERRYSVILLE Craft Show 10am-3pm Come to Perrysville Baptist Church for a wonderful pre-holiday craft show. Find lots of local craftspersons and direct sales merchants as they display their merchandise for sale to the public. Price: FREE admission Place: 118 S. Bridge St., Perrysville perrysvilleecodev.com
NOVEMBER 18 CAMBRIDGE Grand Holiday Ball 7-11pm The American Historic Heritage Society invites you to the Grand Holiday Ball at the Cambridge Eagles Reception Hall. Price: $25 per person/$45 per couple Place: 1930 Wheeling Ave., Cambridge
NOVEMBER 5 ASHLAND Dazzle: A Unique Holiday Shopping Experience 11am-4pm BE-DAZZLED! Shop from some of Ohio's finest artisans, crafters and vendors. Delicious food available. All proceeds benefit the Ashland Symphony Orchestra. Price: $5 at the door. Children and students FREE. Place: J.C. Myers Convocation Center, Ashland University ashlandsymphony.org
NOVEMBER 11 BERLIN Holmes County's Largest Author Signing at the Gospel Book Store in the German Village Center 9am-1pm Join us as we have 30-40 authors come to sign books just for you. This is the perfect opportunity to chat with your favorite authors, check out their newest books, and get your books signed. Multiple genres will available including, fiction, biography, cookbooks, children's, and non-fiction. Place: 4900 Oak Street Berlin, OH 44610 Phone: 330-893-2523 Price: FREE admission www.mygospelbookstore.com
NOVEMBER 17 WOOSTER Window Wonderland 7-9:30pm Start your holiday season in downtown Wooster on November 17th from 7-9:30 p.m. at Window Wonderland. This treasured event features carriage rides, live reindeer, tree lightings, and Santa descends from a rooftop! More than 30 merchants participate and offer holiday specials. As you stroll around be sure to admire the beautifully decorated windows. Place: downtown Wooster Phone: 330-262-6222 mainstreetwooster.org
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NOVEMBER 23 WARREN The 39th Annual Turkey Trot 5K & Fun Run Check-in 9:00 am On Thanksgiving Morning, join Warren Kiwanis for the annual Turkey Trot 5K & Fun Run, benefiting the Alzheimer's Association and local Kiwanis scholarship efforts. Place: Kent State University Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Ave., Champion, OH 44483 Price: $20.00 warrenkiwanis.org
NOVEMBER 24 BERLIN Live Nativity Parade 5:45pm on Main Street Celebrating the Real Reason for the Season! Help us ring in the Christmas season with a live nativity parade, candle lighting, caroling, and the reading of the Christmas Story on the Berlin square. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided by Operation Christmas Child for a donation. Price: Free Admission
NOVEMBER and DECEMBER CAMBRIDGE Dickens Victorian Village holiday season
DECEMBER 8 BERLIN Shopping Under the Stars 5pm-9pm
Take a trip back in time and experience old world England as the historic downtown area is charmingly transformed into a Dickens Victorian village each season. Price: FREE admission Place: downtown Cambridge
Grab some friends and head to Berlin for a night of Shopping Under the Stars. Get your Christmas shopping started or finish it up. Some stores will have live entertainment and refreshments. Many sales throughout town. Don't miss out!! Price: Free Admission
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