Fayette County Visitors Guide 2024

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dining, events, shopping and more inside!

Welcome to the crossroads of southwest Ohio. There’s no shortage of fun with unique dining, an abundance of shopping and more.

2 Destination Outlets

Discover the outlet mall’s shops and new features.

6 Fayette in Season

Enjoy the county’s best throughout each season!

11 Rise & Grind

Visit your new favorite local coffee shop.

12 Calendar of Events

Catch lively events in friendly communities.

14 Tried & True

Explore the variety of dining options Fayette County offers.

18 Local Buzz

Get a glimpse of what’s new in town.

23 Perfect for Gathering

Create memories with family and friends at these venues.

24 Lodging

Rest your head at one of these accommodations.

25 Fayette County Map

Find your way around.

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Produced by Fayette County Travel & Tourism Bureau in Partnership with Great Lakes Publishing. Fayette County Travel & Tourism Bureau: 101 E. East St., Washington Court House, OH 43610, 740-335-8008, visitfayco.com
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destination outlets

Whether you’re searching for the latest fashion trends, ready to refresh your home décor or looking for the perfect gift, Destination Outlets is the premier place to find what’s on your list. Jeffersonville’s shopping mecca features brandname merchandise at prices you’ll appreciate.

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Shop for your favorite brands at Destination Outlets.
photos by Matthew Allen, Destination

Rejuvenate the home you love with expertly handcrafted furniture and decorative touches that the designers at Pottery Barn Outlet Store select just for you.

Celebrate your sense of style with time-tested handbags, duffels, organizers, stationery, loungewear and home accents created by

renowned designer Vera Bradley for the store that bears her name.

Breathe in calming scents from the soothing lotions, creams, colognes and candles that Bath & Body Works is famous for.

Spend your downtime in comfort with relaxed-fit bottoms, tops, outerwear, shoes and swimwear from American Eagle

Events at the Outlet

Scan the QR code.

Year-round fun abounds at Destination Outlets with their exciting 2024 events! From trick-or-treating at your favorite stores to viewing cool cars at the Ohio Prostreet Car Show to sidewalk sales with great deals throughout the year, there’s always something going on. For the most up-to-date information about upcoming events, visit destinationoutlets.com/events

Get in gear for your favorite workouts indoors or out with apparel from Under Armour that’s designed to be stylish and sweat-free.

Find the perfect fit at Rack Room Shoes, where a variety of styles ranging from casual to dress guarantee your best foot forward.

Shop high-end designer labels and brand names at T.J. Maxx, a treasure trove of affordable men’s and women’s fashions and accessories in styles that are constantly evolving.

Discover eye-catching new looks at Versona, a fun boutique store showcasing women’s apparel, jewelry and accessories.

Be ready for every casual occasion with effortless

styling that goes from work to weekend from LOFT Outlet, with feminine tops, sweaters, dresses, pants, jeans and accessories.

Embrace the call of the wild at Eddie Bauer, famous for performance outerwear, footwear, accessories and gear that nature lovers have been relying on for more than a century.

Dress up the little ones in baby, toddler and kid outfits from Carter’s, and discover why families have loved this cute and comfy apparel for every occasion since 1865.

Feel the spirit of Americana when you slip into a pair of classic jeans, a shirt or jacket from Levi’s Outlet, a favorite since 1853.

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Versona Destination Dog Park Gizmo’s ToyLab

what’s new

There’s truly something for everyone at Destination Outlets.

Family-friendly Launch

Entertainment features bowling, arcades and Lucky Putt Golf. Grab a delicious lunch at Krave Pizza and Ice Cream, or kick back with a cocktail or favorite brew at soon-to-open Bar Hops

Kids and adults of all ages will have fun at Gizmo’s ToyLab, filled with an amazing array of toys and books, along

with a Brick Building Bar where visitors can build Lego creations and test the latest RC cars from Traxxas on an indoor track.

Head to Throw Nation with a group of friends or family for axe throwing fun. This activity, coming soon, is perfect for birthdays, team building and other special events.

Savor the taste of fresh, authentic Mexican fare, including tacos, burritos and enchiladas, when 1942 Tacos & Tequila opens soon.

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Launch Entertainment

shop til you drop

Back En’Thyme Flower & Gift Shop

3149 Bloomingburg New Holland Rd., Washington Court House, OH 43160

740-335-0003, backenthyme.com

This fresh flower shop specializes in custom floral designs and has a great selection of gifts, home décor and one-of-a-kind items.

Bealls Outlet

330 Washington Sq., Washington Court House, OH 43160


Whether you want to outfit the family, the house or family dog, Bealls Outlet has the looks, the sizes and prices that will make it your favorite place to shop.

Costumes for All Occasions

631 Temple St., Washington Court House, OH 43160


This shop offers a wide variety of costumes for adults and children all year long.

Craig’s Shoes & Sports

1270 U.S. Rte. 22 N.W., Washington Court House, OH 43160

740-335-4360, qualiteedesign.com

Have a ball at this sporting goods store that specializes in athletic footwear.

Creative Designs by Denise 243 E. Court St., Washington Court House, OH 43160

Shop for unique embroidered items made by Denise.

Death Putt Disc Supply

131 N. Main St., Washington Court House, OH 43160

740-620-4020, deathputtdiscsupply.com

Death Putt Disc Supply is a small disc golf retailer selling new and reincarnated disc golf equipment.

Destination Outlets

8000 Factory Shops Blvd., Jeffersonville, OH 43128

800-213-9083, destinationoutlets.com

Shop designer and brand-name stores with deep discounts at this outlet mall.

Farm Wife Threads

1809 Hays Rd., Bloomingburg, OH 43106

740-804-7787, farmwifethreads.com

Find the perfect blend of fashion and function at this unique boutique!

Flor & Co.

101 S. Main St.,

Washington Court House, OH 43160

740-895-0221, florandcostudio.com

A floral studio in downtown Washington Court House offering unique flower arrangments, house plants, a floral bar and more.

Fox Jewelers

296 Blackstone St., Washington Court House, OH 43160

740-335-5224, foxjewelers.net

This jewelry shop offers custom designs as well as jewelry repairs.

Great American Jewelry

112 W. Court St., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-335-1401, wchjewelry.com

Find custom, new and vintage jewelry at this jewelry shop.

Harry & Annie’s

212 E. Court St., Washington Court House, OH 43160


This antique shop specializes in the unique with antique furniture, clothing and décor.

Heritage Meat Company

604 Rose Ave., Washington Court House, OH 43160


Family-owned business offering meat processing and meat sales.

Jones Farm Market

4693 Old U.S. Rte. 35 S.E., Washington Court House, OH 43160


Your one-stop-shop for fresh produce, meats, eggs and more.

Kenzie’s Candles & Melts

213 E. Court St., Washington Court House, OH 43160

740-895-6020, kenziescandlesmeltsllc.com

Clean burning candles and melts.

Kirk’s Furniture

9 W. Front St., New Holland, OH 43145 740-495-5181, kirksfurniture.com

This furniture store offers brand-name furniture, appliances, electronics, décor and mattresses.

Kraken Cards and Collectables

107 S. Main St., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-333-6414, krakencandc.com

A local hub for trading cards, board games, Funko Pops and more.


210 Washington Sq., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-333-6615, homeofthehappy.com

Shop locally handmade items, soy candles, tobacco pipes, incense, posters and so much more!

North Shore Home Decor & More

153 S. Hinde St., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-335-6799, northshoreprimitives.com

This antique shop, nestled in an old storage barn, offers colonial and primitive goods and furniture.

Robin’s Nest Flowers & Gifts

6 E. High St., Jeffersonville, OH 43128


The shop offers fresh flowers for any occasion and delivers.

Showplace Furniture Gallery

153 W. Court St., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-333-5077

Check out this family-owned shop that offers a wide selection of furniture for all settings.

Simply Home

106 W. Court St., Washington Court House, OH 43160


Search for farmhouse and primitive décor at this country home shop.

Sunny Maple

5675 U.S. Rte. 62 N.E., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-437-7272, sunny-maple.business.site

Create your own sub or sandwich with over 75 Troyers meats and cheese at this deli shop.

Thymeless Treasures at The Colonial House 2893 U.S. Rte. 22 E., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-895-6088

Find primitive décor, seasonal décor, boutique clothing and more!

The Vault

116 W. Court St., Washington Court House, OH 43160

Find unique collectibles at this one-of-a-kind antique store.

Watson’s Office Supply & ShipCenter 224 W. Court St., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-335-5544, watsonsofficesupply.com

Your one-stop shop for office supplies, office furniture, shipping and home décor.

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Fox Jewelers

fayette in season

Fall into the seasons in Fayette County, where farmland rolls into uptown and history meets modern charm. Shop, dine, pick out freshgrown fare at the farmer’s market and play all day (and night), from teeing off at a challenging golf course to bowling a perfect strike at the local bowling alley. There’s even more to explore every month of the year.

full of wonders

Let the good times roll at Le Ella Lanes and fuel an appetite for bowling with a specialty pizza or sub from Amore’ Pizza located inside.

The Italian Bucket pizza is topped with ham, salami, pepperoni, cheese, banana peppers, Italian dressing, lettuce and tomato.

Warm up and gain inspiration in Washington Court House’s local shops, where you’ll find everything from on-trend clothing and accessories to handmade farmhouse décor — and even all the supplies you need to play a mean game of disc golf.

Plan your perfect spa day at Vagabond Salon and Spa, and leave feeling pampered and refreshed. At Simply Home,

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gifts for the home are always in season. And don’t forget to bring home a lush bouquet from Flor & Co Floral Studio. Plan to take up a new sport when the weather thaws and stop at Death Putt Disc Supply, with a full house of discs and accessories and an owner who’s passionate about introducing the pastime to visitors.

Looking for a feel-good way to treat yourself? During

November and December, Good Hope Lions Candy Store stocks a variety of homemade goodies — including a favorite, buckeyes — to sell in bulk with profits benefiting local charitable organizations. The shop rotates locations each year.

Save the date for Breakfast with Santa at the Fayette County Fairgrounds. Breakfast, a cameo appearance and

holiday card photo ops are always on the menu. For more holiday magic, begin the holiday season at the Christmas Parade in downtown Washington Court House, or partake in horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, shopping and more Christmas fun at Downtown Live! in December.

fayette county visitors guide 7 photos by Laura Watilo Blake, Joe Guard Find florals, handmade signs and more at Simply Home. Downtown Live!

out and about

Fayette County is greening up for spring, so why not break for some putting practice or nine holes at The Greens Golf Course, with more than 3,400 yards of golf on a historic course that opened in 1922. After tee time, reserve some free time at the on-site Champion’s Grill, which serves pub favorites. If the weather isn’t cooperating, the grill will offer golf simulators and hosts events like Taco Tuesdays.

Jones Farm Market is open for business with an evolving offering of seasonal produce and fresh eggs. Take home quality meats and tempting baked goods, along with handmade soaps, candles and local sundry items. Get out and stroll through Shaw Wetlands, where you’ll spot critters like bunnies, wonder at dragonflies and hear a chorus of frogs.

A peaceful -mile boardwalk includes a seasonally changing storybook trail. The 32-mile Paint Creek Recreational Trail on a nearby abandoned B&O Railroad corridor connects all the way to Chillicothe.

If your four-legged traveler is itching for an outing, the Dog Park at Christman Park provides an off-leash runaround space in Washington Court House. The fenced-in Destination Dog Park in Jeffersonville features agility equipment and dog water fountains within the Destination Outlets property.

Carve time for the Main Street Fayette Cupcake Walk to sample sweets from 10-plus bakers, listen to live music, nosh on eats from local food trucks and enjoy DORA Drink & Stop locations. If a “smashing” affair is more your taste, the Courthouse Crash Smash It Demolition Derby at Fayette County Fairgrounds in April showcases Street Stock teams.

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photos by Matthew Allen, The Greens Golf Course, Jonathon Lipscombe Main Street Creamery Shaw Wetlands

sweet excursions &

sip-worthy events

Treat yourself to one of Main Street Creamery’s milkshakes of the week — creative concoctions such as Dirt N’ Worms with chocolate, Oreo crumbles, whipped cream and gummies. For those who prefer

savory, check out the three-way chili menu.

Salty Broads Patio is the place to be for summer nights with sips and a menu of paninis, sandwiches and “Share Cutie” boards for the table. Served with a side of live music and good company, it’s a warmevening destination.

Settled in farm country, Deer Creek State Park offers a lodge, marina, campground and 18-hole golf course to complement outdoor activities

from fishing to hiking. Visit the historic presidential Harding Cabin on site or participate in a range of free nature programs.

Cool down at Eyman Park’s splash pad, where you’ll also find skateboarding, basketball, a walking path and two stocked ponds for fishing.

Get crafty at White Fence Gallery. Invite some friends along for a painting class and go home with a creative souvenir of your experience.

Toast to Summer with the

annual wine tasting and art event with local eats and drinks, live music and a drone show held at the Fayette County Airport the fourth Saturday in June. And don’t miss the Fayette County Fair the third week in July with harness racing, livestock, art, crafts, carnival food of all kinds and rides.

Fireworks light up the night across Fayette County at Fire in the Sky in Washington Court House on July 3 and in Jeffersonville on July 4.

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ABOVE: The Greens Golf Course, BELOW: Salty Broads Patio

exploring history & heritage

A destination patch, South Plymouth Pumpkins offers crops of pumpkins in many varieties and festivities including animal visits and hayrides.

Starting May through October, the Fayette County Farmers’ Market is an event in itself with live music, kids’ activities and prepared food — alongside rows of fresh produce, meats, eggs, baked goods and products from local artisans.

Go on a treasure hunt via the geocache history trail from the Fayette County Historical Society. With 13 caches, the GPS-driven experience includes clues and references to landmarks, sharing stories along the way. Pick up a passport for hints on general cache locations at the Fayette County

Museum, which is known as “the showplace of Washington Court House.” The museum, open on the weekends or by appointment from April to September, displays 14 rooms containing pieces depicting the county’s history. Climb the spiral stairs for a panoramic view of the city.

Tuck into a book and explore the historic Carnegie Public Library — where history meets the digital age with vast collections, engaging programs and a helpful resource desk if you’re looking for suggestions.

Fall is always in the air the third weekend of September during the Scarecrow Festival in downtown Washington Court House, complete with music, food, rides, games, vendors and classic cars. Get festive in the beer garden or get moving and register for the annual United Way of Fayette County 5K and 10K Walk & Run.


Rooted in Tradition. Educating for Tomorrow. Learn more at WCHCS.ORG
photo by Carnegie Public Library Carnegie Public Library

rise & grind

Stop in at Vallery Farmhouse Bakery’s new second location for a coffee — either a classic or seasonal drink — and a sweet treat. May we suggest the popular Caramel Clucker (vanilla and caramel drizzle) and Buckeye (chocolate and peanut butter) for your first visit?

There’s no excuse for being sleepy in Fayette County — or lonely, for that matter. That’s because there’s a great assortment of coffee shops here that are welcoming, friendly and make a mean cup of joe.

Platform Coffee House

The “platform” in this homey place’s name refers to the opportunity small businesses have to get their wares in front of the community. In addition to sipping a Platform classic Lumberjack (cinnamon, maple and vanilla latte) and interacting with all the locals and newcomers, you can grab tea from Adagio Teas and buy a lip balm from Honeyrun Farm

Vinyl Coffee

Get into the groove at this welcoming, hip spot that takes its music as seriously as its coffee. Yes, there are record covers decorating the walls and there’s a record player here, too. Try their signature Broken Record (“because it’s one you’ll want to drink on repeat”) made with local honey, house vanilla, cream and a touch of cinnamon.

Two Scoops of Sugar

Depending on the day (or mood, perhaps), one could order a cup of coffee here, a bespoke wedding cake or any scrumptious baked good in between. While making your decision, start with a café mocha, made with Columbus’ Crimson Cup Coffee’s beans. The mocha is exactly the right amount of sweet, proving that the folks here know a thing (or two) about sugar!

New Brews at Vallery Farmhouse Bakery Two Scoops of Sugar FAR LEFT: Platform Coffee LEFT: Vinyl Coffee Vallery Farmhouse Bakery
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photos by Matthew Allen, Platform Coffee, Vinyl Coffee, Vallery Farmhouse Bakery

Use this calendar to plan your trip around events season.

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photos by The Scarecrow Festival, Jonathon Lipscombe Community Night at the Races

events highlights

Fayette County’s Toast to Summer

June 22, Fayette County Airport

Fayette County’s Toast to Summer is returning in 2024. On June 22, celebrate the beginning of summer while supporting local artisans and enjoying live music at the Fayette County Airport. Sample Ohio wines and local food, or visit the beer garden and ride in a biplane. New this year — a drone show will fill the night sky followed by fireworks to kick off the summer!

Second Saturday Car Cruise

April–Oct., Downtown

Washington Court House

North Main Street closes for a car show showcasing muscle cars, Jeeps and more. Enjoy food trucks and live music and support your favorite small businesses on Main Street.

Demo Derby

April 27 & Oct. 19, Fayette County Fairgrounds

Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade

May 27, Village of Jeffersonville

Celebrate Memorial Day by taking in a patriotic parade, then stay for the Veterans’ Memorial Service to honor all who died protecting our county.

Community Health Fair & Family Fun Day

June 1, Grace Community Church, Washington Court House

Bloomingburg Community Days

Aug. 10, Village of Bloomingburg

Join the Bloomingburg community in August for food, music, raffles, a car show and more!

Tri-County Battle of the Bands

Aug. 10, Downtown Hillsboro

Fayette, Clinton and Highland counties join forces to bring the best bands to represent their county in a friendly competition. AR6 will be representing Fayette County. Bring your own lawn chair and come cheer on your favorite band.

Farm to Fork

Aug. 24, Downtown

Washington Court House

This fundraiser for the Fayette County Farm Bureau is hosted at a different local farm each year and raises money to support local nonprofits.

History Comes Alive in Washington Cemetery!

Sept. 28, Washington Cemetery

Community Night at the Races

July 17, Fayette County Fairgrounds

The longest standing tradition in Fayette County, Community Night at the Races is an event you won’t want to miss. Head to the fairgrounds and into the grandstands on July 17 to watch harness racing live, and stay for the wiener dog races immediately following the harness racing action. There’s also a chance to win fun prizes — every guest receives a raffle ticket, and winners are drawn after every race!

Scarecrow Festival

Sept. 20–22, Downtown

Washington Court House

Looking for family-friendly fun?

The Scarecrow Festival is the place to be this fall! From live music and delicious food to rides and games for people of all ages, downtown Washington Court House will welcome the fall season in style from Sept. 20–22. The fun continues with craft vendors, a classic car show, a 5K or 10K walk & run and more fall festivities.

Enjoy activities fun for the entire family while also catching up on routine screenings and preventative care services.

Independence Day Fireworks Display

July 3, Washington Court House

July 4, Jeffersonville

See Fourth of July Fireworks at either the Fayette County Fairgrounds in Washington Court House or in Jeffersonville.

Fayette County Fair

July 15–20, Fayette County Fairgrounds

Boasting an ever-expansive display of livestock, arts and crafts, rides and activities, there’s something for every member of the family.

Art on the Square

Aug. 10, Downtown Washington Court House

Show off your talent with a brush. Paint with your peers on large canvases and let your creativity run wild. Food trucks, vendors and music round out the event.

Experience the historic Washington Cemetery like never before at night and hear thrilling stories from Washington Court House’s bygone days on a guided hayride tour.

Show of the Season

Nov. 16, Mahan Building/ Fayette County Fairgrounds

Find one of the largest craft shows in southwest Ohio the third Saturday in November in Washington Court House.

Christmas Parade

Dec. 1, Downtown Washington Court House

The Christmas spirit ignites in downtown Washington Court House the first Sunday after Thanksgiving with a giant Christmas-themed parade.

Downtown Live!

Dec. 14, Downtown

Washington Court House

Celebrate the holidays by strolling a decorated downtown Washington Court House. Enjoy the Kids’ Zone, live music, delicious foods and more.

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Scarecrow Festival

tried & true

“Where should we go for dinner?” This question can make or break your day. Luckily, Fayette County’s range of offerings makes it easy to decide, just follow this decision tree to see what plate awaits you.

Chic and inviting, Streetside 62 Bistro offers indoor and outdoor seating, with an upscale casual vibe. From the salad bar brimming with fresh, local ingredients, to the extensive offering of apps, pizza handhelds and entrees,

the menu is perfect for ordering a variety of options to share, or setting every person up with their unique preference.

After a day of shopping and exploring, the savory sweet smell of hickory-smoke and tangy barbecue will have your mouth watering before you even get a chance to order at Werner’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que. Whether you order a classic sandwich or a rack of tender ribs, you won’t be disappointed.

Domestic and microbrews pair well with the classic Americana menu at

The Rusty Keg Tavern, an inviting, family friendly tavern. Order the nachos piled high with toppings, a crispy fish sandwich or a pizza to share.

Brighten any gray day by piling friends and family into the booths at Ohayo Hibachi Grill for a sashimi platter or perfectly crisped shrimp or vegetable tempura. The authentic Japanese cuisine will have you ordering seconds, maybe even thirds.

From steak to seafood to a rotating selection of daily specials, The Willow Restaurant cooks each entree with care. Be sure to save

room for dessert though, as the homemade pies — cherry, sugar cream, pecan cream and more — are the real star of the family-owned kitchen.

Expertly stacked and perfectly roasted, the layers of roast beef on the sandwiches from Rancher’s Roast Beef showcase generations of dedication to craft. The familyowned restaurant traces its origins back to their Germanimmigrant grandfather, who worked in kitchens until eventually opening his own. The sandwiches and subs are a perfect to-go item to take to picnic at a park or after a hike.

photos by Matthew Allen, Jonathon
543 Clinton Avenue Washington Court House fsb4me.com Member FDIC 740.335.3771 We believe in treating people well and have since the beginning in 1884. www.mainstreetfayette.com Signature Events 2024 June 7th Movie on the CM Lawn August 10th Art Walk and Sidewalk Chalk Competition October 12th Pumpkin Spice Walk December 14th Downtown Live! Shop Second Weekends #msfevents Shop any Downtown WCH Business on the second weekend of each month! Take your picture shopping at a business, post it on Facebook and use #mainstreetfayette to be entered into a drawing for a $50 Main Street Fayette gift card. @mainstreetfayette · · · · · · · · ·
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Who are you dining with?

Family Friends Significant Other

What brings you to Fayette County?

The nature Retail therapy

Deer Creek State Park

Destination Outlets

Are you dining in or getting take-out? Dining in Ordering to-go

Will you order dessert with your dinner?

What’s your drink of choice? A fruity mocktail A local brew

Probably not tonight Definitely!

The Willow Restaurant

Lunch or dinner? Lunch Dinner

Werner’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Is it nice enough to sit outside?


Rancher’s Roast Beef

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Yes No Streetside 62 Bistro Ohayo Hibachi Grill
The Rusty Keg The Rusty Keg Tavern The Willow Restaurant


Amore’ Pizzeria

1428 U.S. Rte. 22 N.W., Washington Court House, OH 43160


This family-oriented pizza shop serves up pizza, subs, salads, wings and more. Located inside Le Ella Lanes.

Capuana’s Courtview Delicatessen 149 N. Main St., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-895-6261, ssbarbrllc.com/capuanas

Recognizable by its green and white awning, Capuana’s Courtview Deli is your go-to stop for all things delirelated and then some.

Center Pizza 23 Fayette Center, Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-335-3944

Give in to your cravings with pizza, wings, salads and subs from this local favorite pizza shop.

Champion’s Grill at

The Greens Golf Course 703 Highland Ave., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-335-3490

Grab a bite to celebrate after playing the greens. Open seven days a week serving up great food and drinks.

Don & Marty’s Corner Pizza & Carryout

1 S. Main St., Jeffersonville, OH 43128 740-426-8839

Dine-in or carry-out pizza pies! This family-owned and -operated business is known for their pizza, salads and subs.

Dragon Inn

22 Washington Sq., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-333-3011

This Chinese restaurant offers a casual setting for eat-in or takeout options with many menu items to enjoy!

El Cañon Mexican Restaurant and Cantina 1381 Leesburg Ave., Washington Court House, OH 43160

740-620-4018, elcanonwch.com

Enjoy delicious, traditional Mexican dishes. Treat your family to a flavorful, filling meal.

El Dorado Mexican Restaurant 220 Washington Sq., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-335-2099, eldoradowoh.com

Find traditional Mexican food and drinks at El Dorado. The relaxed atmosphere and fantastic service make it a great gathering spot with friends and family.

Hong Kong Buffet 1142 Columbus Ave., Washington Court House, OH 43160 hongkongbuffetwch.com

This Chinese buffet is a local favorite offering a wide variety of authentic Chinese food.

Horney’s Barbeque

1270 U.S. Rte. 22 N.W., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-335-4012

Enjoy the slow, crafted smoking process that Horney’s Barbeque is famous for. Pulled pork, ribs, wings and savory sides are on the menu. It’s the perfect place to bring the family for lunch or dinner.

Kitty’s Catfe

137 N. Main St., Washington Court House, OH 43160

Offering boba/bubble teas in a variety of flavors. Sip on your tea in the cat lounge, where all cats are adoptable through the Fayette Regional Humane Society.

Ohayo Hibachi Grill

240 E. Court St., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-333-6017

Ohayo Hibachi Grill offers authentic hibachi food and delicious sushi in downtown Washington Court House.

Our Place Restaurant 827 E. Market St., Washington Court House, OH 43160


Offering some of the best country cooking in Fayette County with delicious, made-to-order homecooked meals.

Prime Meats & Deli

240 W. East St., Washington Court House, OH 43160


This shop offers a variety of fresh meats and deli items, including daily lunch specials.

Rancher’s Roast Beef

501 S. Elm St., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-335-3454, wegotyourbeef.com

Serving up the best roast beef sandwich in the area since 1979, this family-owned restaurant is a local favorite.

Roosters Wings

120 Crossings Dr., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-620-9743, roosterswings.com

Relax with your family and friends and enjoy fresh, never frozen wings and more at this award-winning fun, casual joint.

The Rusty Keg Tavern 1801 Columbus Ave., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-335-4534, rustykeg.com

This family-friendly tavern offers a casual atmosphere and a menu with fresh burgers, wings, subs, pizza, salads and homemade desserts.

Salty Broads Patio

216 Court St., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-206-8918

Relax in an outdoor space and enjoy historic downtown while sipping wine and craft beer.

Starlight Pizza & Subs

61 Main St., Bloomingburg, OH 43106 740-437-7827

Streetside 62 Bistro

2007 Columbus Ave., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-335-6262, streetside62bistro.com

This farm-to-table restaurant sources local ingredients for dishes such as salads, burgers and pizza.

Super Sports Pizza & Wings

149 N. Main St., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-333-7080, ssbarbrllc.com/sspw

This family-friendly pizza shop is dedicated to serving high-quality pizza, salads and subs made with only the freshest ingredients.

Village Pump Pizza

14 S. Main St., Jeffersonville, OH 43128 740-426-9657

Enjoy pizza, subs, wings and more.

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photos by Laura Watilo Blake, Matthew Allen Ohayo Hibachi Grill

Werner’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que 11396 Allen Rd., Jeffersonville, OH 43126

740-948-2989, wernersbbq.com

Roll up your sleeves and dig into some of the best barbecue in the state! Pledging quality, consistency and friendly service, Werner’s is a dine-in and carryout barbecue restaurant that also offers event catering and concessions at fairs and festivals.

The Willow Restaurant

203 Glenn Ave., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-335-1468, thewillowrestaurant.com

Enjoy prompt service and first-class ingredients in sandwiches, seafood, chicken and noodles or homemade pies at this family-friendly restaurant.

sweet treats

Atkinson’s Bakery

210 W. Elm St., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-335-3021

Sweeten up your day with fresh donuts, cookies, pastries, cream bread and more.

Country Cakes & Bakes

409 W. Front St., New Holland, OH 43145 740-497-6370, countrycakesandbakes.com

Satisfy your sweet tooth with madefrom-scratch pastries, cookies, cheesecake, brownies and more.

Main St. Creamery

145 N. Main St., Washington Court House, OH 43160

This unique creamery with a nostalgic atmosphere offers premium ice cream, pies and cupcakes! Try a scoop on their signature bubble cone!

New Mood Herbs & Nutrition Fix

229 E. Court St., Washington Court House, OH 43160

Healthy options on the go. Grab a protein shake, energizing teas, protein coffee or postworkout shakes.

Platform Coffee

138 S. Fayette St., Washington Court House, OH 43160

740-206-9694, platformcoffeehouse.com

A place for locals, travelers and coffee lovers to find common ground.

Two Scoops of Sugar

505 S. Elm St., Washington Court House, OH 43160

740-572-1490, twoscoopsofsugar.com

Relax with an espresso and a cinnamon roll at this bakery that also offers cakes, pies, pastries and more to order.

Vallery Farmhouse Bakery

210 S. Elm St., Washington Court House, OH 43160

Vinyl Coffee

143 N. Main St., Washington Court House, OH 43160


The heart of Vinyl Coffee is to provide a space that serves quality coffee and eats, cultivates community through conversation and care and provides an environment that is a home to all.

Whit’s Frozen Custard

401 S. Elm St., Washington Court House, OH 43160


Scoop up the flavor of the week or treat yourself to a quart to go.

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Two Scoops of Sugar



Meet the fresh and familiar faces around the county! From finding the perfect outfit to grabbing a delicious bite, supporting local is a breeze at these new businesses.

What started as an idea for a boba tea food truck transformed into the brickand-mortar location of Kitty’s Catfe. In partnership with Fayette Regional Humane Society, Kitty’s Catfe is a spot to grab a boba tea and play with (or adopt!) a feline friend. Among the cats, find paintings, crafts, board games, books and even Gacha-Gacha — Japanese capsule toys — at this spot on North Main Street.

photos by Flor & Co Floral Studio, Selwyn Andes James, Always August Boutique Sip on boba tea while you play with a feline friend at Kitty’s Catfe. Flor & Co Floral Studio

Floral arrangements are crafted with a purposeful, artistic flare at Flor & Co Floral Studio. The studio operates with a “yes we can” mentality, which means offering quality flowers and plants that have been designed and cared for by its florists. Shop bouquets, pick your own arrangements or sign up for a weekly floral subscription.

Adena Health has you covered for

every stage of life.

Proudly serving Fayette and Highland counties, Adena offers primary care, urgent care and specialty services like general surgery, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, women’s health and more for the whole family.

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Kitty’s Catfe Flor & Co Floral Studio

smoked to perfection

Get to know the newly reopened Werner’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que and its owner, Marsha Arnold.

What’s it like to work with your family?

Working with family is always interesting! My mom and dad come in once in a while, but they’re mostly retired. They help with my kids, but they do a lot of help with the catering. My two older girls are there, and they help get everything done.

Do you have any personal favorites on the menu? What do you recommend?

That depends on the day and that depends on my mood! You can never go wrong with

pulled pork. But my favorite right now is the brisket, just because we changed the way we prepared it when we reopened. It’s just phenomenal. You can get the brisket as a wrap, sandwich or entrée.

What’s your favorite part of running the business?

The customers — seeing the enjoyment on their faces, the joy when they get something they really like or when they have a great experience. Seeing guests excited and happy, that’s the most rewarding part.

Why was it important to you and your family to continue the restaurant after you closed briefly in 2022?

My parents retired as owners at the end of 2019. We made it through the pandemic, but we closed for a little while to regroup. Then we saw it was important to be there for all the guests — the people we befriended and all our regulars. It became evident that we were very much an important part of the community. We reopened last June with a totally different concept, as fast casual. The ordering process in and of itself is very quick now, but that doesn’t change anything once you sit down. So even though the service style is a little different, you still get that same feeling of being at home.

MISSION: To offer progr ams and coordinate available services so that the people we serve may

ize their dreams and actively contribute to their community.

Fayette County Board of D D (Caryl Center)

1330 Robinson R d., WCH, Ohio 43160


740-335-2185 (fax)

Fayette Progressive Preschool 1351 Leesburg Ave ., WCH, Ohio 43160


740-333-3546 (fax)

www.fayettedd.com www.facebook.com/fayette countydd

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Eyman Park Splash Pad 110 E. Eyman Park Dr., Washington Court House, OH 43160


Buckeye Hills Country Club

7261 Limes Rd., Greenfield, OH 45123 937-981-4136, buckeyehillsgolf.com

Tee off at Buckeye Hills Country Club, a lovely 18-hole course with sand traps and ponds.

Carnegie Public Library of Fayette County 127 S. North St., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-335-2540, cplwcho.org

Serving Fayette County and the local area, this library is your one-stop shop for information!

Christman Park 1185-1217 Elm St., Washington Court House, OH 43160

Find outdoor fun at this community park offering basketball courts, playground area, shelter house, walking trails and bicycle trails. Bring your four-legged friend along to run and play in the enclosed off-leash dog park.

Deer Creek State Park 20635 State Park Rd. 20, Mount Sterling, OH 43143 740-869-3124, deercreekparklodge.com

This 2,337-acre park offers a large lake with fishing, boating and swimming. Eight hiking trails with an additional two bridle trails are available. A modern campground, cabins and lodge provide overnight accommodations.

Eyman Park

221 E. Eyman Park Dr., Washington Court House, OH 43160 Head to Eyman Park for horseshoes, skateboarding, basketball and a stocked lake for public fishing.

This splash pad is the perfect place to be on a hot summer day!

Fayette County Fairgrounds 213 Fairview Ave., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-335-5856, fayettecofairoh.com

A variety of events is hosted at the fairgrounds throughout the year by the Fayette County Agriculture Society. The county fair is one of the highlights for the year, featuring the demo derby, tractor and truck pulls, harness racing, livestock shows and more.

Fayette County Farmers’ Market 101 E. East St., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-606-3467, fayettecounty farmersmarket.wordpress.com

This farmers market sells locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as local honey, eggs, meats, bakery items and flowers directly from vendors.

Fayette County Museum 517 Columbus Ave., Washington Court House, OH 43160


Explore the checkered history of Fayette County. This 143-year-old house-turned-museum features 14 rooms showcasing artifacts from the county’s history. Tour the museum from April–September on Saturdays and Sundays from 1–4 p.m. or by appointment.

Geocaching 740-335-2953, visitfayco.com/things-to-do

Following a map, searching for clues and discovering “treasure” is exciting stuff for any age! The Fayette County History Geotrail takes geocachers on a hunt for 13 caches placed throughout the county that all have historical significance.

The Greens Golf Course of Fayette County 703 Highland Ave., Washington Court House, OH 43160

Play nine holes of outstanding golf on this course.

Historical Markers Driving Tour visitfayco.com/things-to-do

The vibrant and rich history of Fayette County comes alive through a driving tour of Historical Markers. Explore all nine Ohio Historical Society Historical Markers in Fayette County that commemorate specific sites, events and people.

Jeffersonville Area Veterans

Memorial Park

29 S. Main St., Jeffersonville, OH 43128

This memorial is located in downtown Jeffersonville and lists the names of 1,140 local veterans starting with the Revolutionary War through current day.

Jeffersonville Community Library

4 N. Main St., Jeffersonville, OH 43128

This library is open to everyone and offers computers with internet access, copy and fax services and books for kids and adults.

Jeffersonville Pool

42 Colonial Dr., Jeffersonville, OH 43128


Cool off from the hot summer sun at the Jeffersonville Pool, open Memorial Day weekend through the start of school. Seasonal passes and private parties are available.

Launch Entertainment

8800 Factory Shops Blvd., Jeffersonville, OH 43128

740-777-6869, launchjeffersonville. centeredgeonline.com

With over 15,000 square feet of family fun, Launch offers mini golf, bowling, arcade games and tasty food and drinks from their in-house restaurant — Krave. Located at Destination Outlets Mall in Suite 8800.

Le Ella Lanes

1428 U.S. Rte. 22 N.W., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-335-2580, leellalanes.com

This family-owned bowling alley offers open bowling, leagues and private parties, while its Amore’ Pizzeria serves up pizza, subs and more.

Main Street Fayette

105 N. Main St., Washington Court House, OH 43160 mainstreetfayette.com

This non-profit organizes and produces family-friendly events throughout the year in downtown Washington Court House.

Paint Creek Recreation Trail

2820 Robinson Rd., Washington Court House, OH 43160 tricountytriangletrail.org

Enjoy the great outdoors on this 32-mile paved trail connecting Fayette, Ross and Highland counties. Bridges and wildlife abound.

Roller Haven Fun Center

1640 U.S. Rte. 22 N.W., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-335-6481, rollerhavenfuncenter.com

Boogie down on four wheels per foot at this roller-skating rink perfect for events such as birthday parties.

Shaw Wetlands

2820 Robinson Rd., Washington Court House, OH 43160

Birdwatchers and wildlife lovers can not miss the Shaw Wetlands. Featuring a vernal pool that attracts frogs, toads and pond-loving creatures. Stroll the boardwalk through the wetland and keep your eyes peeled for waterbirds, shorebirds and more!

Soldiers’ Row Disc Golf Course

Washington Cemetery 1741 Washington Ave., Washington Court House, OH 43160 18-hole disc golf course great for all skill levels located behind Washington Cemetery.

Veterans Memorial Park

201 E. Court St., Washington Court House, OH 43160

This small downtown Washington Court House park offers benches, a veterans’ memorial, flowers during the summer and festive decorations for the holidays. Featuring an original Harry Ahysen mural called “Many Things Are Centered Here,” depicting the old train depot and the county courthouse.

White Fence Gallery

137 E. Court St., Washington Court House, OH 43160 Find classes, workshops and community events based on painting, photography, jewelry and more, all geared towards creativity and arts.

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Fayette County Museum

perfect for gathering

Plan your big day at Pine Lodge LLC for versatile indoor and outdoor ceremony options, with two distinct venue layouts in the same place. String your own lights or lanterns outside to gather under the glow of for nighttime receptions at Pine Lodge for a magical woodland feel, or fit 350 comfortably in the lodge. The venue is also home to Cedar Lodge, where you can host up to 200 indoors or even more outside by the scenic covered bridge.

If you’d like your backdrop to be in full bloom, book your wedding or other event at Wolf Run Acres in the spring or summer, when the wildflowers cover the property in vibrant color. Or embrace history at The Depot on Main, located in a lovingly restored historic 1800s freight depot that features beautiful hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and ample patio space.

The recently renovated Jaimes Event Center can now host up to 150 guests. Hanging lights set the ambiance for whoever takes the stage, making the venue perfect for presentations or performances.

If you’re looking for a venue with plenty of space for dancing or celebrating, consider The Mahan Building. Located on the Fayette County Fairgrounds, the Mahan can host up to 420 people comfortably. Also on the fairgrounds, The School House is well suited for smaller, cozy gatherings, with seating available for up to 50 people.

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photos by Joe Guard, Wolf Run Acres PICTURED: The Mahan Building RIGHT: Wolf Run Acres Host your next gathering at a unique venue in Fayette County.

the county

1 Baymont by Wyndham 11431 Allen Rd., Jeffersonville, OH 43128 740-948-2104, wyndhamhotels.com/baymont

2 Blue Stone Inn

1809 Columbus Ave., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-335-9133

3 City Hotel

1524 Washington Ave., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-335-3530

4 Days Inn by Wyndham 1810 Victoria St., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-239-2550, wyndhamhotels.com/days-inn/ washington-ct-house-ohio/days-innwashington-court-house/overview

5 Deer Creek Lodge & Conference Center

22300 State Park Rd. 20, Mt. Sterling, OH 43143 740-869-2020, deercreekparklodge.com

6 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott 11349 Allen Rd., Jeffersonville, OH 43128 740-948-9305, marriott.com/dayjv

7 Hampton Inn 11484 Allen Rd., Jeffersonville, OH 43128 740-948-9499, hilton.com/en/hotels/wchohhx

8 Holiday Inn Express

101 Court House Pkwy., Washington Court House, OH 43160 740-335-9310, ihg.com/holidayinnexpress

9 Quality Inn

10160 Carr Rd., Jeffersonville, OH 43128 740-314-4692, choicehotels.com/oh359

10 Rodeway Inn

9060 W. Lancaster Rd., Jeffersonville, OH 43128 740-948-2332, choicehotels.com/ohio/ jeffersonville/rodeway-inn-hotels/oh393

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Jeffersonville Bloomingburg Octa Washington Court House Good Hope New Holland Pancoastburg Milledgeville 38 41 729 729 41 734 734 207 753 753 41 38 729 35 35 62 62 22 22 71 Use the plots to chart your own course through Fayette County. miles 1 2 3 40 miles to Columbus 182 miles to Cleveland 77 miles to Cincinnati 49 miles to Dayton 18 miles to Chillicothe
1 2 3 4 5 10 6 7 8 9 Fayette County Airport Area Parks Deer Creek State Park Jeffersonville Area Veterans Memorial Park Paint Creek Recreational Trail Trailhead Adena Fayette Medical Center Destination Outlets Fayette County Fairgrounds Fayette County Museum key reference the lodging page to plan your stay!
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