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The “Crown Jewel” of State Parks CAMBRIDGE -- Salt Fork has often been referred to as the “crown jewel” of state parks. Initially proposed as a water source for Cambridge, the focus for Salt Fork Lake and the land around it shifted when state officials began to realize the potential for a recreation area on the site that is now Salt Fork State Park. Daily Jeffersonian File Photo

Starting in 1956, land was procured to build a reservoir to serve as an alternate source of water for Cambridge. But four years later, state officials were instead acquiring land to built Salt Fork State Park — the largest of Ohio’s state parks with 17,229 acres of recreational facilities.Located in the unglaciated portion of Ohio, Salt Fork is said to have derived its name from a salt well used by Native Americans which is located in the southeast corner of the park. The earthen dam for Salt Fork Lake was completed in 1967 and the lake offers an abundant amount of fishing opportunities with sizable populations of largemouth bass, crappies, bluegills, walleyes and muskellunge. Today, the lake offers one of the largest inland beaches in Ohio at 2,500 feet and modern bathhouses have been built to provide toilets, showers, lockers and a snack bar. Boats with unlimited horsepower are permitted on the 2,952acre lake with combined speed and ski zones. There are 10 boat launch ramps at the lake and boaters can camp on boats in “no wake” zones within 50 yards of the shore, although swimming from boats is only permitted in designated areas. Two marinas are located in the park with more than 450 rental docks, comfort stations, gasoline fuel stations, parking facilities and concession areas. A variety of boat rentals are available.

beach, boat launch ramp and docking facilities. Salt Fork State Park also offers 37 two-bedroom cottages in hill side and lakeside locations with fully furnished living and dining areas, a kitchen equipped with cooking and eating utensils, bathroom with a shower and a screened porch. Seventeen chalet cottages feature gas log fireplaces and hot tubs. Salt Fork State Park is a popular camping destination featuring 192 sites with 50-amp electric service. Twenty sites are full-serve with sewer and water hookups and 18 are wheelchair accessible sites. Group and horseman camps are also available at the park. Over the years, the park has constructed heated shower houses, flush toilets, a dump station, separate beach and boat launching and docking facilities for the campers. The park offers 14 hiking trails, 19 miles of snowmobile trails and more than 12 miles of bridal trails. Picnickers can enjoy nine scenic locations including a wheelchair accessible site throughout the park with tables and grills available. Two shelters near the main beach are available for reservation. Both locations include paved parking for more than 100 vehicles, 20 amp electric service, eight picnic tables and a group grill. Winter recreation, weather permitting, includes sledding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, ice fishing and ice boating.

Construction of recreational facilities began in 1968. In 1972, the spacious pine beam and stone Salt Fork Lodge opened with an atmosphere and flavor of the grand park lodges built at the turn of the century. Today, Salt Fork Lodge has 148 guest rooms with a dining room, coffee shop, snack bar, gift shop, lounge, indoor game area, sauna, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, vast lobby areas and meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 450 people.

Hunting is permitted at Salt Fork State Park in designated areas. Cottontail rabbi, gray and fox squirrels, deer, grouse, quail, woodchuck, raccoon, mink, muskrat, beaver, wild turkey and waterfowl are abundant game animals that call Salt Fork home. A valid hunting license is required for all hunters. Two popular tourist destinations at the park are the Kennedy Stone House dating back to 1837 and Hosak’s Cave.

Other amenities available include tennis, volleyball, basketball and shuffleboard courts, 400-foot swimming

Contact the Salt Fork State Park office, 439-3521, for additional information.

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Historic Vehicles Await You at the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum Those interested in the Cleveland-area’s transportation history can visit the newly-renovated Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, maintained by the Western Reserve Historical Society. The museum, which reopened in February, highlights a variety of automobiles, aircraft, bicycles, horse-drawn vehicles and even motorcycles. The historical society’s collection of transportation vehicles is the centerpiece for Setting the World In Motion. “Our newest exhibit featuring the Crawford Auto Aviation Collection focuses on making the collection more accessible to the public. It enables visitors to understand the worldwide impact of the accomplishments of Northeast Ohio through the visitors’ experiences in the exhibit,â€? said Gainor Davis, President and CEO, WRHS. The Crawford Collection of historic vehicles was donated to the Western Reserve Historical Society in 1963. Prior to that, the collection was privately owned by TRW, Inc. and was housed in the Thompson Products Auto Album. Since the donation, the Crawford Auto Aviation Collection has grown to include approximately 150 vehicles and aircraft. Highlights from the collection include: Ä‘Ĺ?Ĺ?Ä ÄŠÄ€ÄŠĹ?1,)+%(! Ä‘Ĺ?Ä ÄŠÄ‚Ä…Ĺ?$%0!Ĺ? + !(Ĺ?Ä Ä†ÄĄÄ…Ä†Ĺ?1/Ĺ?Ĩ!((+3/0+*!Ĺ?.'Ĺ?1/ÄŠ Ä‘Ĺ?$.!!Ĺ?/0%*(!//Ĺ?/0!!(Ĺ?10+)+%(!/ Ä‘Ĺ?Ĺ?Ä ÄŠÄ‚ÄŠĹ?.!0Ĺ? '!/Ĺ?Ä‚ÄĄÄ Ĺ?,+.0Ĺ?.%*!.ÄŒĹ?* Ä‘Ĺ?Ä ÄŠÄ…Ä…Ĺ?+.0$Ĺ?)!.%*Ĺ?ÄĄÄ†Ä ÄĄÄĄÄ Ä€Ĺ? 1/0*#ÄŒĹ?Ä—!+* Ĺ? Fiddle.â€? “Setting the World In Motion really talks about Cleveland as the centerpiece in the early days of transportation in this country,â€? said Jane Mason, media representative. “In 0$!Ĺ?!.(5Ĺ?Ä‚Ä€0$Ĺ?!*01.5ÄŒĹ?0$!.!Ĺ?3!.!Ĺ?)+.!Ĺ?0$*Ĺ?Ä Ä€Ä€Ĺ?)*1facturing companies making automobiles in Cleveland. The airplane exhibit goes over the air races that were in Cleveland.â€? The museum offers “a phenomenal wealth of history on the Cleveland area,â€? Mason said. Mason said the newly renovated area of the museum was designed to be more accessible. “We added restrooms which are ADA, and an elevator which can take patrons to the different levels of the museum,â€? Mason said. “The heating and air conditioning systems were also revamped. There is better lighting, and the space is more patron-friendly.â€? Visitors to the museum can visit the newly-renovated section as well as the lower level of the Crawford Auto Aviation museum, which will be renovated sometime in the future, Mason said. The Western Reserve Historical Society is currently raising money for the removation. *Ĺ?!,0Ä‹Ĺ?Ä‚Ä Ĺ?* Ĺ?Ä‚Ä‚ÄŒĹ?0$!Ĺ?$%/0+.%(Ĺ?/+%!05Ĺ?3%((Ĺ?$+/0Ĺ?Ĺ? %*#/Ĺ?* Ĺ?$!!(/Ĺ?!2!*0ÄŒĹ?/% Ĺ?!'5Ĺ?.(%*+ÄŒĹ?//+%0!Ĺ? director of development. “This will be a signature event,â€? Carlino said. “We’re excited about this weekend, this is a brand new event.â€? Features will include programs, lectures and how-tos on automobiles and airplanes, as well as family activities, Carlino said.

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AEROS UNVEIL JAM-PACKED 2013 PROMOTIONAL CALENDAR Highlights include 20 fireworks nights, celebrities, giveaway items, and nightly promotions (AKRON, OHIO) March 5, 2013 – The Akron Aeros announced its promotional calendar for the 2013 season today. The schedule features promotions during all 71 home games at Canal Park and includes premium fan giveaways, weekly theme nights, celebrity appearances, and the always-popular fireworks shows every Friday all season and every Saturday beginning in June. The 2013 Opening Day is Thursday, April 4, at 6:35 p.m. at Canal Park. The calendar is packed with exciting games filled with various promotions. There is a bobblehead giveaway every Saturday from April to June and a premium giveaway every Saturday to follow. In addition to expanding the promotional calendar to all home games, the schedule will have 20 fireworks nights, giveaways every Saturday to the first 1,000 fans, and even offer $2 hot dogs at every home game this year. Opening Night, April 4, will feature $1 Thirsty Thursday specials on beer and soda, fireworks, and magnet schedule giveaway, sponsored by Albert Guarnieri & Co. Throughout the season, fans will have chances to win amazing prizes and cash through on-field contests such as the Remote Dig on April 5, where one lucky fan will leave with an HD television, the “Look, my hot dog is GREEN!!” $1,000 giveaway promotion on April 10 and the $1,000 Cash Dash on August 24, which also includes a Stanley Steemer metal lunch box giveaway. They also will have a chance to create the newest addition to the Aeros famous “Extreme Foods” menu during the April 23’s “Ballpark Faceoff—a salute to the internet sensation Epic Meal Time.” Fans will have a chance to sample the best online-submitted entries to determine the winner. The “Extreme Foods” menu includes the “Nice 2 Meat U” burger (a two lb. hamburger stuffed with a half-pound hot dog and a quarter-pound of bacon, cheese and onions), the “3 Dog Night” (a hot dog stuffed in a bratwurst wrapped in kielbasa, topped with sauerkraut and Stadium Mustard, served on a hoagie roll), and “The Screamer” (a one-pound chocolate brownie with 21 scoops of hand-dipped ice cream, four bananas, covered with hot fudge sauce, whipped cream, and sprinkles, served in a full-size souvenir Aeros replica batting helmet). “I am extremely excited about the promotional schedule we created for the upcoming 2013 season! We focused on having something for everyone. No matter their area of interest, they will find a promotion to make them want to come to a ballgame at Canal Park!” said Shisler. There are six reoccurring theme nights throughout the 2013 season. Each Sunday is “Family FUNday,” presented by WKNR ESPN Cleveland, where kids can play catch on the field before the game and run the bases following the game. Mondays are the “Charity Begins at Home” nights, presented by 91.3 The Summit, which are

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for fundraising and awareness opportunities. “Two for Tuesdays,” presented by WQMX, feature a buy-one-getone reserved seat ticket deal for $9 available, only at the Canal Park box office. “Thirsty Thursdays,” presented by WZIP, will feature $1 draft beer and soft drinks specials, every Friday is presented by The Akron Beacon Journal, and will have a fireworks show, and Saturdays are “Celebrity Saturdays,” presented by WONE/WAKR, which will have mystery public address announcers, celebrity appearances, premium giveaways, and fireworks starting in June. For more information, call the Aeros at 330-253-5151 or visit The Aeros are on Facebook www. and Twitter @AkronAeros.

2013 Akron Aeros Promotional Calendar Highlights: Thur., April 4 (Opening Night) – Thirsty Thursday featuring fireworks and magnet schedule giveaway presented by Albert Guarnieri & Co. Sat., April 20 – Celebrity Saturday featuring a bobblehead of Aeros broadcasting legend Jim Clark Sat., May 4 – Celebrity Saturday/University of Akron Night features a Jim Tressel appearance and bobblehead Wed., May 8 & Thursday, May 23 – Education Days, starting at 10:35 a.m. Tue., May 21 & Tuesday, August 6 – “Bark in the Park” presented by the Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic Saturdays in June – Northeast Ohio Media Personality bobblehead giveaways (determined by online fan vote) Fri., June 21 – Special appearance by Tristan MacManus from “Dancing With the Stars,” and fireworks presented by the Akron-Canton Airport Fri., July 12 – ZOOperstars!, a fan favorite, will perform and fireworks presented by Albert Guarnieri & Co. Sat., July 13 – Celebrity Saturday featuring an appearance by Corbin Bernsen with special Roger Dorn Snow Globe giveaway and the Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame Recognition Night. Sun., July 28 – Family FUNday featuring “Kids Run the Show” and a Kids Candy Drop from a helicopter Thur., August 8 – Thirsty Thursday on Jamaican Independence Day with pre- and post-game performances by the reggae band, Da Gullah Rootz Thur., August 22 – Thirsty Thursday featuring Midget Wrestling and a pint-sized 1K Beer & Fun Run presented by Miller 64. Sat., August 24 – Celebrity Saturday featuring Stanley Steemer Back-to-School Metal Lunch Box giveaway, a $1,000 cash dash and fireworks presented by Pyrotechnico Mon., August 26 – Jimmy Buffett Night; Halfway to Margarita Day Thur., August 29 – Fan Appreciation Night with Thirsty Thursday and fireworks



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APRIL APR. 4 AKRON Akron Aeros' Opening Night at Canal Park 6:05 pm It's a whole new ball game at Canal Park! Come out on opening night for affordable family friendly entertainment and fireworks! Admission price: $9 reserved seating; $5 general admission APR. 13 RAVENNA The Vandells musical program 7:00 pm Join the Portage County Sheriff's Association as they host a musical program featuring The Vandells. Tickets are available at the door. Admission price: 2 tickets for $50


APRIL APR. 20 HIRAM COLLEGE HAYDEN AUDITORIUM Rotary Club of Mantua Variety Show 7:00pm Great acts by singers, dancers, cloggers and instrumentalists. Admission price: $10 for adults; under 12 - $5 email: APR. 20-21 MANSFIELD Open Farm and Multi Farm Alpaca Pen Sale 12pm - 5pm Seminars at 1pm daily Come to Story Book Alpaca farm at 1051 Reed Rd. in Mansfield. See pets, fiber, production and show animals - $100 and up. Admission price - FREE web:


APR.-SEPT. CANAL FULTON Sluggers & Putters Family Entertainment Center Visit Ohio's number one Family Entertainment Center. Sluggers & Putters Family Fun Park is located in the heart of the Ohio/Erie canal corridor in Canal Fulton. Fast, furious, fun for all ages. Log on to Admission price: FREE entry, priced per activity - please see our website for details email: Phone: 330-854-6999 web:


APR. 1 - NOV. 1 BARNESVILLE Longhorn Head to Tail Tours Find us at 35000 Muskrat Rd., Barnesville, OH Bus tours of a working Texas Longhorn Cattle Ranch, authentic horn store and all natural lean beef for sale. Schedule a personal tour for those who love animals, the West, history fun, the big outdoors and the Appalachian Mountains. Tours April 1 - November 1. Tours for 10 or more. Tours by appointment. Phone: (740) 758-5050

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Lehman’s Hardware Offers an Electric-Free Way of Life By ABBY ARMBRUSTER Daily Record Staff Writer KIDRON — Through expansions in products and square footage, Lehman’s Hardware has been evolving with the trends and newfound items since the retail store opened in 1955. Vice President of Marking Glenda Lehman Ervin said the store is constantly adding products the store feels customers would like. Because of that attention to detail, Lehman’s was named one of OhioTraveler’s Standouts in Ohio Tourism by The travel site is one of the most visited Ohio tourism websites, with more than 200 travel videos dedicated to many of the top locations in Ohio. “In all my travels, I’ve never experienced such a unique array of offerings under one roof,” owner of Frank R. Satullo said. “Whether it’s old-world or cutting edge, a trip here is a trip to Yesteryear.” Ervin said the store’s goal is to please every person who comes through the door, whether the person lives in a more off-the-grid lifestyle or in a modern world.

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“What we’re trying to do is make it so if you had a 3-year-old niece, or your great-grandma, they would both enjoy the place,” Ervin said. “We kind of informally say, there’s two kinds of people who shop here: The curious and serious. ... Because we have those serious products, we get more curious (customers).” Although many local customers stop in to grab essentials for an electricity-free way of life, Ervin said she is always proud when residents bring in out-oftowners. “For us, it’s incredibly heartwarming that people would show us off to their friends and relatives from out of town,” she said. “I think people kind of like that juxtaposition. ... Making something so oldfashioned fit into a modern lifestyle.” The retail store may be located in Wayne County, but Ervin said the entire store’s product line is available online, which is how the store attracts so many customers from around the world.

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of wood-burning ovens and pre-Civil War era structures, including the first cabin built in Wayne County. “Just the uniqueness of their product lines is like nothing else I’ve seen in one place,” Satullo said. “You see stuff that you’re not going to see in your traditional stores today. ... So many stores are cookie-cutter ... where as Lehman’s, it’s so diverse, deep and it’s just the expanse of the place that it’ll make you take a step back.” Daily Record File Photo

“There’s a lot of opportunity kind of, ironically, online — using high-tech to sell low-tech — and the reason there’s so much opportunity is our customers are from all over the world. It’s by demographics, not geographics,” Ervin said. “We’re looking to use technology as it makes sense for a business.” In the retail store, Satullo said there is no better way to rub shoulders with the Amish community and take in the 45,000-square-foot store. One of the more recent additions to the store is its Soda Pop Shoppe with more than 300 kinds of soda in glass bottles, including bacon-flavored soda and 70 varieties of root beer alone. Satullo said he was impressed by the mix of the products and the museum-type feel, as the store’s walls are filled to the roof with antique versions

Ervin said the wide range of novelty products are what makes the business successful. “We keep trying to do what we do, but just tweak it a little bit,” Ervin said. “We’re not everywhere, we’re not the cheapest, but we have something else, and it’s something else that is very near and dear to us.” “I would say check it out because you won’t check out another place like it,” Satullo said. This is the first time Lehman’s has received the Standouts in Ohio Tourism award. Contact Abby Armbruster at 330-287-1632 or email her at Follow her on Twitter @abbyarmbruster.

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APRIL APR.-DEC. LOUDONVILLE Triple M Riding Rescue Ranch Guided trail rides with rescue horses through our scenic country farm. Gift and tack shack. Come support a great cause. Call for more details. Phone: (419) 606-1422 Cost: $25 per hour for trail rides YEAR 'ROUND STOW SNOWFLAKE TEAROOM Japanese Tea Ceremony Visit our authentic Japanese tatami tearoom. Enjoy a cup of green tea and sweets. We offer classes, demonstrations and workshops for individuals and groups of all sizes. Price - $10 per person. Phone - 330-310-9160 for your appointment. Address - 4990 Hudson Dr., Stow

MAY MAY 3-4 CAMBRIDGE Hopalong Cassidy Festival Join us at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center for gigantic western collectibles, toys and a gun show. Hollywood stars - Darby Hinton from "Daniel Boone," Don Quine and Roberta Shore from "The Virginian," Singer Cindy Smith and dozens of look-a-likes. Admission price: $5.00 per day info: web: MAY 3-4 VILLAGE OF WEST LAFAYETTE Yellow Flag Garage Sales Hundreds of sales throughout the village and surrounding area. MAY 4 CAMBRIDGE Annual Spring Pet Fair 9am - 2pm Dunning Motors, Rt. 209 1 1/2 miles south of I-70 Bring your pet to benefit local dog pound partners. Adopt a shelter dog, food music, vendors, crafts, Chinese auction, bounce house, best dressed pet. Admission price: FREE email: daugherty.connie@ MAY 4-5 MANSFIELD Ohio Civil War Show at Richland County Fairgrounds Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm Military material from 1775 through 1945. Admission price: $6 adults, children - free 12 and under accompanied by adult

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MAY MAY 7-OCT. 29 HOLMESVILLE Farmers Market Tuesdays, 9am-2pm Find local vegetables, organics, fruits, crafts and specialty items each week! Location: Route 83 Restaurant, 7501 State Route 83, Holmesville. Admission price: FREE MAY 11-25 HOLMESVILLE Live Band Fest Enjoy great live music on Saturdays in May! May 11 7pm-10pm, Sudden Change (Classic Rock) May 18 7pm-9pm, Jessica Hannan and The Shelby Project (Country) May 25 7pm-10pm, Travelin' Man (Oldies Rock/Country) Location: Route 83 Restaurant, 7501 State Route 83, Holmesville. Admission price: FREE MAY 17-18 CAMBRIDGE Guernsey Gospel Sing 3 days of gospel performers. Held at Deerasic Park Pavilion, 14250 Cadiz Rd. For available camping call (740)-435-9500. Admission price: FREE email: info: (740) 732-2879 web: MAY 17-19 CAMBRIDGE "Big Band Swing" presented by The Cambridge Singers Fri, Sat - 8pm, Sun 3pm Now in their 49th year, The Cambridge Singers will present their annual spring show at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in downtown Cambridge. The Cambridge Singers are under the direction of Kayela Roberson and are accompanied on the piano by Tom Apel. MAY 17-19 MASSILLON Music Man - Concert Version Fri., Sat. - 8:00pm Sun. - 3:00pm Performed by VOCI-Voices of Canton Location: Lions Lincoln Theatre, 156 Lincoln Way East, Massillon Admission price: $27 reserved, $22 general admission Tickets: Phone: 330-455-1000 MAY 18 BARNESVILLE Hoot N' Holler Community Fun Day 1pm-8pm Hypnotist show, kiddie and adult pedal pulls, inflatable games, car show, tractor cruise, fishing tournament, petting zoo, food, artist demo, dance workshop, royalty pageant, dunk tank something for everyone! Admission price: FREE

MAY MAY 18 DENNISON Spring Lantern Tour at Historic Schoenbrunn Village 8pm-10pm Walk through the Village with only the glow of lantern light and stop by the cabins to visit with 18th century villagers. Admission price: regular admission For information, contact Dennison Railroad Depot Museum (740) 922-6776 web: MAY 18 SALEM Ryan Johnson Memorial 5k 9am Join us at West Branch High School in Beloit for the 5th Anniversary of this race that averages 300 runners/walkers. Admission: $12 per registrant, $15 day of the race Send applications to: Bonfert Glass Co., Inc. 30 S. Union Ave. Alliance, OH 44601 or drop off at the high school, 14277 Main St., Beloit MAY 25 LOUDONVILLE Mohican Arts and Crafts Festival 9am-4pm Artisans and craftsmen will be selling and displaying their crafts in our beautiful Central Park in downtown Loudonville. Enjoy Lions Club chicken BBQ and more. Admission price: FREE MAY 25-26 WOOSTER Great Lakes Fiber Show Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm Join us at the Wayne County Fairgrounds and find fiber related supplies and fiber arts; skein competition, workshops and demonstrations, kids' activities, fleece show and sale, angora goat show, sheep show and sale, fresh cooked lamb. Admission price: FREE

JUNE JUNE 1 AKRON Greater Ohio Area Super Kids Soap Box Derby Race 10:00 am parade, 11:00 am race Come and help us cheer on the "super kids" while they get to experience the "Thrill of the Hill" at our Soap Box Derby race for children with disabilities. Located at 789 Derby Downs Dr., Akron, Ohio. Admission price: FREE web:

JUNE JUNE 1 KENT Pedal with Pete - Cycling/Hiking Event Raising Funds for Cerebral Palsy Meet at the Kent Lutheran Church, 931 E. Main St, and join us for a 17, 40 or 60 mile bike rides. Family-friendly 2 or 6 mile hike and bike routes through Kent and neighboring communities. Lunch provided after walk/rides. 85% of every dollar goes to cerebral palsy research. Admission price: $30 by May 20; $40 at the door. web: email: JUNE 1-22 HOLMESVILLE Live Band Fest Enjoy great live music on Saturdays in June! June 1 7pm-11pm Red Ball Jets (Rock-N-Roll) June 8 7pm-10pm Sudden Change (Classic Rock) June 15 7pm-9pm Jessica Hannan and The Shelby Project (Country) June 22 7pm-10pm Travelin' Man (Oldies Rock/Country) June 29 7pm-9pm H2O (Classic Rock) Location: Route 83 Restaurant, 7501 State Route 83, Holmesville. Admission price: FREE

JUNE 3-JULY 27 CARROLLTON Amateur Photography Contest presented by Carroll County Arts All photos must have been taken in Carroll County, Ohio. Categories - wildlife, scenic, architectural, life in Carroll County. Entry deadline - June 1st. Info: 330-627-3739 No Entry fee JUNE 6-8 HOPEDALE Bluegrass in the Hills 2013 Featuring Nothin' Fancy Location: Mickey's Family Campground, 88101 Ford Rd., Hopedale, OH 43976. Three day tickets or single day passes. info: (740) 946-5631 email: web: JUNE 8-9 CAMBRIDGE Bluegrass Gospel Fest Held at Deerasic Park Pavilion 14250 Cadiz Rd. Two days of gospel bluegrass and over 20 performing acts. For available camping call (740) 435-9500 Admission price: FREE info: (740) 732-2879 email:




JUNE 7-8 WILMINGTON Wilmington Rotary's Banana Split Festival Fri. 4pm-10pm Sat. 11am-10pm Come visit Wilmington, Ohio for two days of food, music, baseball games classic cars, and of course, banana splits! Admission Price: FREE web:

JUNE 8 STREETSBORO Steak Dinner Cookout Singletary House Museum 5pm - 7pm Enjoy a grilled steak dinner and more at the Singletary House Museum. Call Sarah at 330-221-8766 or Barb at 330-607-0319 for tickets. Admission price: $15 per adult; $5 per child

JUNE 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 CAMBRIDGE Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Some Enchanted Evening" 7:30 pm Join us in the Cambridge Living Word Amphitheater, 6010 College Hill Rd. for a celebration of song. The lyrics tell the story ending with a grand celebration of classic songs, promising to be an enchanted evening for all. Admission price: Adults - $12, youth $7. No discounts. email:

JUNE 8 - 9 BARBERTON Summerfest Sat. - 10am - 6pm, Sun - 10am - 4pm Kick off summer with handmade art and craft vendors selling their creations along with live musical entertainment, food, art offerings and much more! Free parking. Admission price: FREE

JUNE 12-15 MALVERN Malvern Homecoming Festival Great rides, games, fun, food and entertainment for the whole family. Stop by for our World Renowned "French Fried Strawberries!" $1,500 given away in FREE door prizes. web:


JUNE 13-14 HUDSON 66th Annual Hudson Home and Garden Tour Thurs - 10am-8pm Fri - 10am-5pm One of the oldest home and garden tours in northeast Ohio. Tour spectacular homes and gardens in an historic western reserve town. Garden shop and tea shop available to patrons. Admission price: $25 at the door, $20 presale

JUNE JUNE 13-15 LOGAN Washboard Music Festival Thurs: 6pm-10pm; Fri. noon-11pm; Sat. noon-11pm Every year on Father’s Day weekend, the downtown streets of Logan, Ohio, in the beautiful Hocking Hills, come alive with the celebration of 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. Admission price: FREE JUNE 15 DENNISON Children's Day at Historic Schoenbrunn Village 11am-3pm Children of all ages are invited to the Village for many fun activities and crafts. Admission price: regular admission rates apply For information, contact Dennison Railroad Depot Museum (740) 922-6776 web:

JUNE JUNE 15 LOUISVILLE 4th Annual Cruisin for Cancer 9am-3pm Join us at Metzger Park for a car show, door prizes, trophies, DJ, Elvis performer, 50/50, raffle baskets, food, drink for sale, crafters, home vendors set-up. Proceeds benefit Mercy Cancer and Breast Care Centers. Admission price: FREE donations greatly appreciated. JUNE 15, 22 WOOSTER QUOTA IDOL 6pm Held at Wooster High School Performing Arts Center - Vote for your favorite star! Celebrity emcee and gala night out. Vote live, phone and text. Sponsored by Quota International of Wooster. Admission: $6 - $8 web: JUNE 23 PERRYSVILLE Lion's Club Car Show Registration - noon Show from 2pm - 4pm 21 trophies and 75 dash plaques. 50/50 drawing, 1950's music. Admission price - $5.00 per car Location: Rt. 39 and Bridge St.

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JUNE 21 DENNISON Youth Care Center Reunion 7pm-11pm Join us at the Uhrichsville Clay Museum and Jitterbug the night away with old friends at the original Uhrichsville Youth Center. For information, contact Dennison Railroad Depot Museum (740) 922-6776 web:

June 22 DENNISON Clayworker's Picnic 4pm-10pm Join us at the Uhrichsville Clay Museum and find games and food for everyone! Music and entertainment throughout the evening as well as the annual Little Miss Clay Contest. This event is open to the public and everyone is invited! For information, contact Dennison Railroad Depot Museum (740) 922-6776 web:

JUNE 21-23 NEWCOMERSTOWN The Cy Young Festival Enjoy various activities, bands, DJs, dancing, Cy Young Run, Basket Auction, Pedal Tractor Pull for children and adults, car show, rides, games, food and Grand Parade with Mike McCormick (Cy Young award winner.) Admission price: FREE Phone: 740-498-4545

JUNE 23 HOMEWORTH Garden Tour sponsored by the Western Columbiana County Historical Society 10am-5pm View beautiful gardens in Knox Township. Start in Homeworth to get a map of this wonderful garden tour! Admission price: $10 web:

JUNE 28-29 WEST SALEM Town and Country Firefighters Festival Midway games, fire safety trailer, inflatables, commercial vendors, food vendors, kiddie tractor pedal pull, car show, fireworks. Admission price: FREE Location: 99 E. Buckeye St.


JUNE JUNE 28 CAMBRIDGE Fantastic Fairy Tales by Madcap Productions 7pm Join us in the Cambridge Living Word Amphitheater, 6010 College Hill Rd., as the King's Royal Jester hears a plot to turn the King into a mouse. Will he save the King? Kids come as a fairy tale character and receive a treat! Admission price: $5.00 ages 2 and up. No discounts.

JUNE 26 DENNISON Private Bulldog Bing's Big Birthday Bash! 9pm-2am Join us to celebrate the 95th birthday of our WWI hero Bing. Participate in fun activities and do the Scavenger Hunt! Advanced reservations are required. For information, contact Dennison Railroad Depot Museum (740) 922-6776 web:

JUNE 28-30 GARRETTSVILLE Garrettsville SummerFest 2013 "We Are Family" Fri. 6pm-11pm; Sat. 10am-11pm; Sun. 9am-10pm A three-day event in downtown Garrettsville that features three stages of live entertainment, fireworks, Ohio's Largest Tractor Parade, canoe races on Silver Creek, $20,000 car raffle, grand parade, Garrettsville Idol emceed by Big Chuck and Lil' John, St. Ambrose Church Chicken Fest, 5k race for kids cancer, car and bike show, contests, monster midway featuring rides, games and food. Admission Price: FREE web:

JUNE 26-SEPT. 14 AKRON "Lady of the House: Through the Years" at Hower House Summer is a wonderful time to visit Hower House and tour in air-conditioned comfort. Check our website for tour times. Cellar Door Store gift shop is open during tour times and by appointment. Phone: 330-972-6906 email: web:




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JUNE JUNE 29 PORTAGE LAKES Antique and Classic Boat Show 9am-3pm The year of the century restored antique and classic boats at On Tap at the Harbor and the Boathouse, 562 Portage Lakes, Dr., Akron, Oh. 44319. Rain or Shine. Admission price: FREE web: or ACBS

JULY JULY 4 ALLIANCE Alliance Area Fireworks Festival 4pm - dark Food, music, entertainment, games, history and Carnation Queen candidates plus a huge display of FIREWORKS by American Fireworks, all in beautiful historic SILVER PARK, 2930 S. Union Ave. Come enjoy the family friendly events to celebrate Independence Day 2013. JULY 5-6 LOUDONVILLE 13th Annual Antique Festival Fri. 10am-7pm, Sat. 8am-5pm Antique and collectible dealers will feature their timeless treasures in Central Park. Visit our downtown stores and restaurants in historic Loudonville. Entertainment, food vendors and more. Admission price: FREE JULY 6 DOWNTOWN KENT Kent Heritage Festival 9am-11pm This annual, all day celebration featured fireworks, Jaycees Duck Drop, The Ametek/United Way 5k race, entertainment and live music and all day on three stages, children's play area, over 100 food and craft booths and many more local displays. A great, family-friendly event. Phone: 877-283-8757 web: JULY 6 LOUDONVILLE Fireworks At dusk, enjoy an exciting fireworks show presented by Zambelli Fireworks in Riverside Park. Admission price: FREE web: JULY 10-13 QUAKER CITY Ohio Hills Folk Festival Carnival rides, games, parades, fireworks, homemade ice cream, quilt show, queens contest and more. web:


JULY JULY 6 LOUDONVILLE 13th Annual Loudonville Car Show 8am-4pm Over 500 cars attend this annual show. Rated #1 in the Top Ten Downtown Events in Cruisin' Times Magazine in 2010, 2011 and 2012! Music, great food and so much more. Bring the family! Admission price: FREE web: JULY 6 ORRVILLE Orrville Rotary Firecracker 5k Join us at the Orrville Christian Church at 8:30am for this event which benefits Wayne County Rails to Trails and the Orrville Red Rider Reads program. This is also a Pump-N-Run sponsored by Zephyr's Gym. Admission price: $20 pre-registered; $30 day of event web: JULY 6 SENECAVILLE Senecaville Festival Crafts, car show, parade, chicken BBQ, music, kids' games. Quilt show. Fun family day. Admission price: FREE, food extra. email: secrestseniorcenter@ JULY 6-27 HOLMESVILLE Live Band Fest Enjoy great live music on Saturdays in July! July 6 7pm-10pm Travelin' Man (Oldies Rock/Country) July 13 7pm-10pm Sudden Change (Classic Rock) July 20 7pm-9pm Jessica Hannan and The Shelby Project (Country) July 27 7pm-9pm H2O (Classic Rock) Location: Route 83 Restaurant, 7501 State Route 83, Holmesville. Admission price: FREE

JULY JULY 11-13 HOPEDALE Bluegrass in the Hills 2013 Featuring Russell Moore and III Tyme Out Location: Mickey's Family Campground, 88101 Ford Rd., Hopedale, OH 43976. Three day tickets or single day passes. info: (740) 946-5631 email: web: JULY 12-14 RANDOLPH ST. JOSEPH'S 45th CHURCH FESTIVAL Fri, Sat - 6am-11pm Sun -1pm-10pm Family oriented activities for the young, music & dinners nightly. Sunday features youth tractor pulls, frog jumping contests etc, Posy Post and Bake Shoppe, much, much more. Admission price - FREE Location - 2643 Waterloo Rd Mogadore OH 44260 JULY 13 MANTUA 5th Annual Art on the Hill 10am-6pm Day-long art festival. 75+ artisans selling and displaying their handmade work. Great variety of food vendors, huge Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle. Continuous live entertainment. Free parking. Admission price: FREE web: downtownrevitalization JULY 19-21 MANTUA 50th Ox Roast Fair Fri. - 6pm -11:30pm, Sat. - 1pm - 11:30pm Sun. - 12 noon - 10pm Food, rides, games, indoor casino, fireworks, live entertainment, a/c dining hall, semi, 4WD pick-up and tractor pulls, 5k Run of the Ox race. Parking - $3.00 per vehicle. Admission price - FREE JULY 19-21 RAVENNA Portage County Charity Horse Show SunBeau Valley Farm State Route 59 A show for all breeds: American Saddlebreds, Appaloosas, Arabian and Half Arabians, Draft horses, miniatures, Morgans, National show horses, ponies, quarter horses, welsh ponies and more. Youth activities and 4-H. web:

JULY JULY 25-26 VILLAGE OF WEST LAFAYETTE 66th Annual Homecoming Festival "School Days Then and Now" Parade - Friday night at 7pm. Rides, food, games, musical entertainment, and family fun. Contact Ed to register for parade at (740) 545-6353. Visit us on Facebook! JULY 25-28 STREETSBORO Streetsboro Family Days Thurs/Fri 4pm-11pm; Sat. noon-11pm; Sun. noon-7pm Streetsboro Family Days is a family-oriented gathering where people can enjoy live concerts by nationally-acclaimed recording artists, car show, bike show, dog show, food and games. Parking $3.00. Admission price: FREE web: JULY 26-28 CHANDLERSVILLE Freeland Valley Antique Power Club, Inc. Show Featuring horse drawn equipment and tractors pre-dating 1940. Food stands, homemade ice cream, flea market (info 740-674-4195), crafts and collectibles. Horse drawn wagon rides. Free primitive camping. Admission price: $3 Location: 12365 Chandlersville Rd., 20 miles east of Zanesville. Phone: 740-638-4781 JULY 26-28, AUG. 2-4 WOOSTER 2013 Parade of Homes sponsored by Home Builders Association of Wayne and Holmes Counties Tour new Homes with all the new and innovative features. Visit the website for more information. Admission price: $1.00 per person, per house Phone: 330-345-1293 Web: email:

JULY 27 MENTOR Headlands BeachFest 11am-7pm Join us at Headlands Beach State Park for a family celebration on Ohio's longest beach. Sand castle building, kite flying, boating, live music and beach games, food and vendors. First event of its kind in Ohio. Admission price: FREE web: headlands-beachfest

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AUGUST AUG. 1-3 HOPEDALE Bluegrass in the Hills 2013 Featuring Marty Raybon and Full Circle Location: Mickey's Family Campground, 88101 Ford Rd., Hopedale, OH 43976. Three day tickets or single day passes. info: (740) 946-5631 email: web: AUG. 3 HICKSVILLE 4th Annual Summer Fest Fun for the entire family! Events include: 7:30am - 5k run/walk 1pm - Cornhole Tournament and beer tent opens 3pm -Car, truck, motorcycle show registration opens 4pm-8pm - Kids' game area, magic show, food vendors 5pm-11:30pm - Bands Criss Crossed and Dangerous Cliff Phone: (419) 542-6912 web: AUG. 3-31 HOLMESVILLE Live Band Fest Enjoy great live music on Saturdays in August! August 3 7pm-10pm Travelin' Man (Oldies Rock/Country) August 10 7pm-10pm Sudden Change (Classic Rock) August 17 7pm-9pm Jessica Hannan and The Shelby Project (Country) August 24 7pm-9pm H2O (Classic Rock) August 31 7pm-? To be announced Location: Route 83 Restaurant, 7501 State Route 83, Holmesville. Admission price: FREE

AUG. 8-18 ALLIANCE Greater Alliance Carnation Festival Honoring Alliance as The Carnation City, the Greater Alliance Carnation Festival is full of parades, food and fun throughout the community with more than 30 fun-filled events. Admission price: FREE, and cost for activities varies by event web: AUG. 9-11 CAMBRIDGE Salt Fork Arts and Crafts Festival Fri. 3pm-9pm, Sat. 10am-9pm, Sun, 10am-4pm The 45th annual festival features high quality arts and crafts, Early American crafts demonstrations, entertainment crafts for adults and children, student art, concessions and more. Admission and parking are FREE. location: Cambridge City Park


AUGUST AUG. 15-17 LORE CITY Lore City Rails to Trails Festival Family Friendly Festival! Thurs and Fri. 4pm - 9pm Sat. 9am - 10pm Rides, games, crafters, flea market. Live entertainment each day. Parades on Thurs. and Sat. 10k and 5k race, square dancing, variety of festival foods. Free parking. Admission price: FREE info: (740) 260-0558 email: AUG. 15-18 LEXINGTON Lexington Blueberry Festival Parade, pageants, live music, Blueberry Bash, live auction, Blueberry Idol, Highland games, senior events, live animals, rides and attractions. Admission price: FREE AUG. 16-17 LOUDONVILLE Mohican Traditions Festival Fri. 11am-7pm, Sat. 9am-4pm Experience "hometown" Loudonville by attending the always-popular Arts and Crafts Show. Find some bargains at our Sidewalk Sales and enjoy delicious food and lively music at our music and food fest! Admission price: FREE web: AUG. 17 LORE CITY Great Guernsey Trail 5k and 10k Race and Family Fun Run 9 am Meet at Leatherwood Park Trailhead for this event. Races are out and back and are held on the Great Guernsey Trail, a scenic, traffic-free route that follows Leatherwood Creek. info: (740) 260-0558 Admission price: 5k and 10k race - $18.00 Fun Run entry fee - $13.00 AUG. 18 CAMBRIDGE Tom Meyer of Wordsower International The Memory Man 7pm Join is in the Cambridge Living Word Amphitheater, 6010 College Hill Rd., as Meyer retells the book of the Bible from memory as ancient Israelites did. A fascinating experience that speaks to all theological differences. Admission price: by donation email: web: AUG. 2-3 KIRTLAND Vintage Ohio Wine Festival Lake Metroparks Farmpark Join us in beautiful Lake County to taste exceptional regional wines, sample fine cuisine and enjoy the area's best musical talent! web: phone: 800-227-6972 email: Admission price: $30 at the gate; $25 in advance; $12 designated driver.

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AUGUST AUG. 20-15 RANDOLPH Portage County Randolph Fair Boots & Jeans in 2013 Come to the fair for great, family-friendly events! Grandstand - Tues. and Wed., Demo Derby Thurs. - Bull Riding and Barrel Racing Fri. - Tractor Pulls Sat. - OSTPA Pulls Sun. - Rough Truck Livestock auctions: Weds. - hogs, Sat. - small animals, goats and lambs, beef web: GPS address: 4215 Fairgrounds Rd., Atwater phone: (330) 325-7476 AUG. 24-25 KIMBOLTON Kimbolton Homecoming Festival 10am - 5pm Annual event festivities including a parade, children's games, church and community yard sales, country music, firemen's activities, car show, food. Admission price: FREE email:

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AUGUST AUG. 24-25, 31, SEPT. 1-2 MALVERN Great Trail Festival Colorful living history of life on the Ohio frontier during the French and Indian era. Savory foods, live music, clog dancing, arts and crafts. Live buffalo herd. Admission price: Adults $6.00, youth (10-18) $4.00, children under 10 free. web: email:

SEPTEMBER SEPT. 6-7 VILLAGE OF WEST LAFAYETTE Yellow Flag Garage Sales Hundreds of sales throughout the village and surrounding area. SEPT. 14-15 KIRTLAND Village Peddler Festival 165 craftsmen, folk music, food, Lake Metro Parks Farm Park. Location: 8800 Euclid-Chardon Rd., (Rt. 6) Kirtland. Phone: 800-366-3276 web:

SEPTEMBER SEPT. 8 - 9 CLEVELAND Edgewater State Park Cleveland Kite Festival 11am - 5pm both days Family fun event featuring special sky ballet performances by the Windjammers Sports Kite team, games and demos, kite filers from USA and Canada, family flying areas, free parking. Make-a-Kite workshop $3.00. Admission price - FREE SEPT. 14 KENT International Festival Join us from noon-7pm for Kent's annual International Festival featuring food, entertainment and fun from around the world. Located at the Hometown Bank Plaza and surrounding streets in downtown Kent. Be sure to stay for the beautiful sky lantern release at dusk! Admission price: FREE

SEPTEMBER SEPT. 19-21 CAMBRIDGE Guernsey Gospel Jubilee One of the largest gospel sings in Ohio held at Deerasic Park. Thursday evening - open talent, Friday evening Bluegrass night, Saturday - over 15 performers or groups. For available camping call (740) 435-9500 Admission price: FREE info: (740) 732-2879 email: SEPT. 19-22 BRIMFIELD Brimfest This fair-like event is held at the Brimfield Town Center Park. It features vendors, activities and food for the whole family including amusement rides, musical performances, contests, fireworks and more. Phone: 330-673-2170 web:


SEPTEMBER SEPT. 19-22 RAVENNA Ravenna Balloon-A-Fair "One with the Clouds" Sept. 19 - Children's Parade featuring Ron McDonald Magic Show Sept. 21 - Grand Parade plus 3 stages of entertainment, food and craft booths. SUN BEAU VALLEY FARM events Sat. - 25 Hot Air Balloon lift-off, entertainment, amusement rides, gigantic fireworks. Sun. - 25 Hot Air Balloon lift-off, Classic Car show, Antique Tractor show, and more. Admission price: $5 per person, per day, children 12 and under FREE Phone: (330) 296-FAIR email: web: SEPT. 20 - 22 URBANA Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival Fri. - 5pm - 9pm Sat. - 10am - 8pm Sun. - 11am - 5pm Celebrate Ohio's freshwater shrimp harvest! Enjoy a live music stage, mouth-watering seafood, games and activities for the whole family, live fish and critter displays, a sturgeon petting zoo and much more! Admission price: Adults - $4, ages 3-12 - $2, under 2 - FREE


SEPTEMBER SEPT. 21 DENNISON Autumn Lantern Tour at Historic Schoenbrunn Village Enjoy the crisp Autumn air as you travel around the village by only the light of your lantern in this 18th century village. Admission price: regular admission prices apply For information, contact Dennison Railroad Depot Museum (740) 922-6776 web: SEPT. 21-22 LISBON 46th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival Great family fun! Crafts, rides, over 50 food vendors, car show, entertainment, quilt show, parade, games, all kinds of apple foods. Admission price: FREE web: email: SEPT. 26-28 CAMBRIDGE Guernsey Gospel Jubilee One of the largest gospel sings in Ohio held at Deerasic Park. Thursday evening - open talent, Friday evening - Bluegrass night, Saturday - over 15 performers or groups. For available camping call (740) 435-9500. Admission price: FREE info: (740) 732-2879 email:



SEPT. 28 - 29 BARBERTON 23rd Annual Barberton Mum Festival at Lake Anna Park 10am - 6pm both days 20,000 chrysanthemums create a million mum blooms at Barberton's Lake Anna Park. Family entertainment, arts and crafts, food, water ski shows, ice carving, sand sculpting, and children's activities. Admission price - FREE SEPT. 28 LORE CITY Lore City VFD 19th Annual Car and Truck Show 10am - 3pm Join us at the Community Building for the car show. Trophies, dash plaques, door prizes, food, music, Chinese Auction. Admission price: $10 per car to enter show SEPT. 28-29 MANSFIELD National Alpaca Farm Days noon-5pm Join us for educational displays, door prizes and of course, ALPACAS! Admission price: FREE web: email: alpacatales@

SEPT. 28-29, OCT. 5-6 BUTLER 26th Annual Prairie Peddler Festival 10am-5pm Come enjoy fall at the 26th annua Prairie Peddler Festival. Shop at over 180 artisan boutiques featuring quality handmade wares. Artist demonstrations, live music, a horse drawn wagon ride through the woods and delicious home cooked foods. Lots of kids activities including: petting zoo, pony rides, magician, face painting and hands-on crafting. Location: near Mohican State Park, 3170 State Rt. 97, Butler, OH 44822, no pets please Admission price: $7 adults; $3 children (6-12) FREE parking Phone: (740) 417-9136 web: SEPT. 29 STREETSBORO Vintage Craft Fair Singletary House Museum 1pm - 6pm Demonstrations of arrowhead making, candle dipping, soap making, basket weaving, making Moravian Stars and much more! Admission price: FREE

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We are more than just cars! We are Ohio’s great nostalgia museum! Oh, but we have cars - over 45 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. 123 Sixth St. SW, Canton OH 44702 • 330-455-3603 Open 10-5 pm 7 days a week

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SEPTEMBER SEPT. 29 KENT 2nd Annual Gospel Music Fest doors open at 3pm Join us at the Christian Life Center and hear nine performing groups playing gospel, spiritual and southern gospel music. Bring your family, friends and be ready for a wonderful, spirit filled day! Refreshments available for purchase. To perform, contact the church by September 2. Admission price: Free Will offering will be taken Phone: (330) 678-9234 email: web: address: 5931 Rhodes Rd., Kent, OH 44240

OCTOBER OCT. 2-31 AKRON "Victorian Mourning Customs" at Hower House An in-depth look at the important social customs and accessories related to death and mourning during the Victorian era. Featured items on exhibit from the Hower collection. Cellar Door Store gift shop is open during tour times and by appointment. Phone: 330-972-6909 email: web:


OCTOBER OCT. 3-6 AKRON Ohio Mart at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens Thurs.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm Ohio Mart showcases more than 100 artisans throughout the estate. Enjoy shopping, food, children's activities, and live entertainment. Don't miss "Vintage Finds and Curious Goods," a sale of one-of-a-kind collectibles. Admission price: Adults $9, youth $2, combo Ohio Mart and Self-Guided Manor House Tour $15. On site parking $5. OCT. 5-6 HUNTSBURG 44th Annual Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival 10am-6pm Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast with pumpkin and buttermilk pancakes from 9am 11:30 am, and then stay for the fun at the pumpkin festival! Enjoy crafts, giant pumpkins and more. Admission price: FREE Location: Intersection of US 322 /SR 528 in Huntsburg, OH 44046 web: email:

OCTOBER OCT. 5-6 BUTLER 26th Annual Prairie Peddler Festival 10am-5pm Come enjoy fall at the 26th annual Prairie Peddler Festival! Shop at over 180 artisan boutiques featuring quality handmade wares. Artist demonstrations, live music, a horse drawn wagon ride through the woods and delicious home cooked foods. Lots of kids activities including, petting zoo, pony rides, magician, face painting and hands on crafting. Location: near Mohican State Park: 3170 State Rt 97 Butler, Ohio 44822 web: Phone- (740) 417-9136 Admission: Adults $7, Children (6-12) $3 Free Parking No Pets Please OCT. 12 ASHLAND Fall Festival of the Arts Brookside West Park 10am - 4pm Meet area artists displaying their handcrafted creations. Jewelry, metal sculpture, paintings and stained glass are among the wide variety of gift items. You'll be surprised with what you find! Free parking. Admission price: FREE

OCTOBER OCT. 11-12 DENNISON Ghost Tours of the Dennison Depot Take a tour of the original Railroad Depot in the dark and enjoy hearing the tales of the people who still remain there in spirit. Admission price: regular admission prices apply For information, contact Dennison Railroad Depot Museum (740) 922-6776 web: OCT. 13 GRAND RAPIDS 37th ANNUAL GRAND RAPIDS APPLEBUTTER FEST 10 am to 5 pm 37th annual Applebutter Fest has something for everyone! Historical re-enactments, pioneer crafts, music, children's entertainment, classic cars, antique farm equipment, handmade crafts and collectibles, fabulous food, and homemade applebutter. Admission: FREE, parking $10 Web:

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Alliance: Home of the Scarlet Carnation and Festival Alliance is the home of the Scarlet Carnation, and the city’s signature event is the annual Carnation Festival, which will celebrate its 54th event in 2013. The 11-day festival begins on Feb. 8 and will include nightly entertainment options, a rib burn-off, two parades (including the Grand Parade on the final Saturday), a style show and other events throughout the city. Carnation Days in the Park begins on Wednesday and runs through Saturday and features food, craft displays and free live entertainment. A shuttle is available to take festival-goers from Alliance High School and other designated pick up sites to the park. Thursday, the Carnation Festival takes off with hot air balloons lifting off over the park. One of the Festival’s highlights is the pageant when the queen and her court are chosen in an elegant show.

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There’s so much more to do in the Alliance area, however. Alliance Review File Photo

The Alliance Farmer’s Market returns downtown for the sixth season. Setting up shop on the corner of Main Street and Mechanic Avenue the market features locally-grown produce, homemade baked goods and other treats. The Downtown Summer Concert Series takes place every Friday at the red caboose. The free concerts feature a wide range of musical entertainment, from classic rock to country, funk and Motown. Alliance is home to a wide range of museums, featuring the famed Glamorgan Castle. Tours are given on Fridays at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., by reservation, and during the Carnation Festival. Check out alliance. for more details.

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Other museums in the city include the Cat Fanciers Association’ Feline Historical Museum, the Mabel Hartzell Historic Home and the Haines House Underground Railroad Center. Near the Great Indian Trail, the French and Indian War era comes to life at the 32nd annual Great Trail Festival, held Aug. 24-25 and Aug. 31, Sept. 1-2, at its festival grounds on state Route 43 near Malvern. The event features many quality arts and crafts as it recreates the French and Indian War era with a

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On Historic Tallmadge Circle

35th Annual Balloon A-Fair Festival

Sept. 19th - 22nd Theme: Be One With The Clouds

Thurs., Sept. 19th - Children’s Parade 6:30PM, Downtown Ravenna

Friday, Sept. 20th Community Kick-Off Breakfast 7:30AM Elks Club - Reservation Please.

Saturday, Sept. 21th - Grand Parade 9:00AM - Downtown Activities Craft booths, Children’s Alley, Food, Entertainment Sun Beau Valley Farm - 5:30PM Balloon Lift-Off Giant Fireworks Display at Dusk

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Activities @ Sun Beau Valley Farms located at 3229 St. Rt. 59, Ravenna

Antique & Car & Tractor Show Balloon Lift-Off at 5:30PM Lift Offs Weather Permitting

For additional information call Jack Ferguson at 330-296-FAIR


Saturday, August 17th, 2013 5:30 - 11:00 PM Night Parade • Entertainment • Beer Garden Historic Tours from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM Music presented by Victory Highway from 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM FIREWORKS at Dusk (9:00 PM) Something for Everyone!


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The twelve unique guest rooms at the Historic Hiram Inn makes it a great place to stop for lodging while traveling through Ohio. The beautiful grounds, spacious deck, and two parlors are ideal for relaxing while sipping tea, hot cocoa, or enjoying a glass of wine by the fireplace. Guests enjoy a continental breakfast as well as use of the College’s athletic training center. Hiram College provides unique venues for small, mid-sized and large conferences and groups. Visit our website: for online reservations. 6867 Wakefield Rd., Hiram, OH 44234


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By JIM BREWER Ashland Times-Gazette LOUDONVILLE -- Bicycling and mountain biking have become the latest major attractions in the LoudonvilleMohican area. The popular vacation destination, which offers thousands of campsites at the Mohican State Park, Pleasant Hill Lake Park, and a number of private campgrounds, along with more luxurious lodging at resorts and bedand-breakfast establishments, and is widely regarded as the Canoe Capital of the Eastern United States, has seen a growing amount of bicycling activity over the past decade. The biking craze in Southern Ashland County began when a team of local property owners, a local economic development group, and volunteers built a nearly three-mile bike path connecting the Mohican State Park Class A Campground with Loudonville. Focal point of the bike path is a bicycle and foot bridge built in 2009 by a combination of local funds and a Transportation Enhancement Grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation spanning the two sides of the Black Fork in Loudonville’s Riverside Park.

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Evolving simultaneously, and again spurred by volunteer leadership and much sweat equity, was the impressive Mohican Mountain Bike Trail, a 24.5-mile loop single trail that crosses both the Mohican State Park and MohicanMemorial State Forest. Trailheads are at the Mohican State Park Class A Campground, on Ohio 3 just south of Loudonville, and in the middle of state forest, near the west park entrance off of Ohio 97 on Mohican Park Road No. 51. The Mohican Mountain Bike Trail, and other trails in the area, are used as the route for the Mohican 100 MTB Race, a major mountain biking race each spring. This year’s race is June 1. Last year over 700 bikers started the grueling race, which begins with a 300-foot, straightahead vertical climb from Loudonville’s Central Park to


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the top of Maple Heights on the west end of the town. The area also hosts the Mohican 100 Ultramarathon, an extreme distance running event, which will run June 1618 this summer.. In addition to camping, canoeing, ziplining on the new Tree Frog Canopy Tours, swimming and boating, hiking and horseback riding, and sightseeing in some of Ohio’s most beautiful countryside, the area is the scene of many special events through the entire year, The Loudonville-Mohican Chamber of Commerce hosts a number of special events each year, including the the Mohican Arts and Crafts Festival May 25; the Mohican Antique Festival, July 5-6, the 13th annual Loudonville Car Show, July 6, the Mohican Traditions Festival, which incorporates the old Loudonville Sidewalk Sales, Aug. 1617; Holiday Shop Hop Dec. 6-7; and the Mohican Winterfest, scheduled for the second weekend in January, 2014. Ashland, the county seat of Ashland County, also welcomes visitors with several special summer events, such as the Ashland BalloonFest June 27-30; Ashland Chautauqua July 9-13; and the Dream, Cruise and Car Show, July 13 in downtown Ashland. The Wolf Creek/Pine Run Grist Mill, just south of Loudonville, has several special activities, including Pioneer Days May 25-26; the International Wine Festival June 8; the Colonial Soldiers Reenactment Weekend August 24-25; and the OctoberFest Sept. 28. Grand-daddy of events in the Mohican area is the Great Mohican Indian Pow Wow, now in its 29th year, scheduled for two weekends, July 12-14 and Sept. 20-22. The area offers two fairs, the Ashland County Fair, Sept. 15-21, and Loudonville Free Street Fair, its 125th anniversary edition, Oct. 1-5. Other special festivals in Ashland County include Mohican Wildlife Weekend April 26-28; the Jeromesville Summer Festival July 27; the Seventh Annual Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Yard Sale August 8-10; the Mohican Bluegrass Festival at the Mohican Wilderness Campground south of Loudonville Sept. 12-14; Log Cabin Days at Hochstetler Milling in McKay Sept. 13-14; the Ohio Heritage Days Festival (the 37th) at Malabar Farm State Park Sept. 28-29; the Jeromesville Sycamore Festival Oct. 5; Fall Foliage Drive-it-Yourself Tour around Loudonville Oct. 11-13; and the Mohican 5K Fun Run Oct. 13.

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*VSQ'LSGSPEXIXS6MFWXLIVI¸W4PIRX]JSV)ZIV]SRIMR(IÁERGI From chocolate to ribs, there’s plenty for everyone. Musical entertainment will also be held throughout the summer with classical, jazz and popular music represented. Those wanting to indulge themselves in April can head to the Chocolate Walk from 4-7 p.m. April 11 in the downtown area. Tickets for the event are $5 and individuals can visit participating merchants and sample “decadent” chocolates. There will also be restaurant specials that night. “We have 20 different businesses that will be participating,” said Cindy Mack, executive director for the Downtown Development and Visitors Bureau (DDVB). The DDVB organizes many of the events in downtown Defiance. “You have to have a ticket to participate in the walk. We want it to be a night where adults can get out and enjoy themselves.” Music will also be in the April air. The Northwesternaries 68th annual Barbershop Show will be held at 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 6 at the Defiance Community Auditorium. Then the Defiance College Community Band will have its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. April 23. Meanwhile, the DC Black Swamp Strings’ spring concert will be at 7 p.m. April 27 at the Stroede Center for the Arts on Wayne Street. For children, there is a free puppetry performance by Kevin Kanneraad at the Stroede Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. April 26. The performance is part of the General Motors Young Audience Series at the Stroede Center. April is just the beginning of the events downtown. On May 5 at 3 p.m. the Defiance City Schools annual Sousa concert takes place at Defiance Community Auditorium. The week after the concert, on May 11, one of the biggest events in the spring —the annual Lilac Festival — will be held. This celebration of the city’s official flower includes one of the communities’ largest arts and craft fairs. “We’re going to attempt to enhance the farmers’ market area at the Lilac Festival,” Mack said. “We will bring them downtown for other events throughout the year as well.” Free lilacs will be given out to the first 500 attendees. There will also be a variety of events including a 5K race, live music, children’s activities and Power of Purple parade. The event is sponsored by the State Bank and Trust Co. Musicians Garcia and Scott will perform in the morning, while Andrew Varner will perform in the evening. Defiance County will also honor its many veterans and the sacrifices they made on Memorial Day. The Memorial Day Parade will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. on May 27. In June, music takes center stage On June 7 at 7 p.m. the Defiance College Community Band will perform at Veterans Memorial Park (Latty’s Grove) at part of the Music in the Parks Series. The band will perform popular, classical and light classical selections. Jazzing things up is a new festival on June 15. The Take Us to the Rivers jazz festival will be held June


15 at Kingsbury Park. The festival is a collaboration between the Defiance College Community Band and DDVB. The festival is a tribute to cornet player “Wild” Bill Davison and jazz pianist Milt Buckner. Both musicians spent a great deal of time in Defiance. Davison lived in the city, while Buckner’s uncle lived in town. The festival is named after a song Davison performed. Gates will open at 4 p.m. and music will go on from 5-9 p.m. Another Music in the Parks event will be held at 7 p.m. June 27. The Dirty Dixieland Band will perform at Riverside Park. June’s not all music either. On June 20, the DDVB will have the first of its third Thursday events. Third Thursdays will be street fairs held the third Thursdays of the summer months from 4-7 p.m. in the downtown area. These social gatherings will be held also on July 18 and Aug. 15. There will be different types of entertainment at each Third Thursday. Fire breathers, scavenger hunts, musicians, artists and contests have been part of past events. Downtown businesses will have specials while entertainers will promote arts and culture in the community. “There will be a cultural or art aspect to them each time,” Mack said. Another big event, the Art in the Park sponsored by the Friends of the Defiance Public Library will be held from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 30 at the fort grounds. The event, held rain or shine, will include arts, crafts, activities and food. The annual Independence Day celebration will kick off events in July. Lighting up the night on July 3 will be the annual fireworks display at the confluence of the Maumee and Auglaize rivers. The fireworks will begin at dusk. A carnival is set up for individuals to enjoy themselves at Kingsbury Park prior to the fireworks show. Also in July will be the third Thursday event and a Music in the Parks event on July 18. The Muleskinner Bank will perform at either Pontiac or Canal Park. On Aug. 1 the last Music in the Parks will be held at the UAW park on Baltimore Road. The Bud Widmers Rube Band will perform at 6 p.m. The last Third Thursday of the summer will also be held from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 15. Bringing the summer to a close is a giant barbecue downtown as those who want to enjoy some mouth-watering ribs just need to head to the Rib Fest. The festival will be Sept. 28 from 2-11 p.m. The annual event draws thousands of people to the downtown area. There will be several street vendors offering ribs, desserts and other food. There will also be entertainment by local musicians in the afternoon, followed by headlining entertainment Nashville Crush in the evenings. Kicking off the rib fest, as in past years, will be the Ribs and Ringers horseshoe tournament.

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SENECAVILLE — Originally known as Senecaville Lake, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District property known today as Seneca Lake Park is part of a system of 14 lakes and dams that control the flow of water into the Muskingum River. Seneca Lake offers a full menu of boating, swimming, camping and picnicking for visitors to the region. The MWCD operates Seneca Lake Marina and a public boat launch ramp is located off Route 574 with a 399 horsepower limit for boats on the lake. Fishing

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opportunities are abundant at Seneca Lake with channel catfish, flathead catfish, bullheads, white bass, striped bass, largemouth bass, crappies, bluegill, yellow perch and walleye calling the lake home. A swimming beach with concession stand is located inside the park. Seneca Lake also has 4,060 acres of land. Seneca Lake Park and Campgrounds includes 513 campsites with Class A full hookups and Class A with electric at two locations. Also available at the park are vacations cabins and camper


cabins, picnic shelters, hiking trails, an amphitheater and a playground including basketball courts. Seneca Lake offers daily camping rates, as well as 30-day camping and seven month camping rates. Fireworks and other activities are featured at the park throughout the summer months. The system is the design of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District as part of a plan implemented to reduce ooding and provide water for public uses in the Muskingum River Watershed. The dam is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District was created on June 3, 1933. The lakes impound water and work in tandem with the dams for storage of oodwaters and conservation of oodwaters for beneďŹ cial uses. Each of the 14 MWCD lakes drain into the Muskingum River. Seneca Lake is the largest MWCD lake and the third largest inland lake in Ohio. The nine permanent MWCD lakes in addition to Seneca Lake include Atwood, Beach City, Charles Mills, Clendening, Leesville, Piedmont, Pleasant Hill,Tappan and Wills Creek. Dry dams impounding water only in times of highwater are Bolivar, Dover, Mohawk and Mohicanville. Two additional dams and lakes — Dillon in Muskingum County and North Branch Kokosing in Knox County — were constructed after the original 14 as part of the ood-reduction system. The Seneca Lake reservoir consists of 3,550 acres of water that presently forms a conservation pool for ood control, recreation, ďŹ sh and wildlife. Senecaville Dam was built in

1937 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to damn the Seneca Fork of Wills Creek to create the ood control and water conservation reservoir. The 2,350 foot long dam was modiďŹ ed in 1982. Of earthen construction, the core of the 49 foot tall dam is homogeneous earth with a foundation of rock and soil. The dam is separated into two embankment sections, North and South, by a rock knoll, through which the dam outlet works is located. The maximum discharge for the dam is 11,400 cubic feet per second. The system of dams and reservoirs was designed to be operated so that the reservoirs could be ďŹ lled to the height of the spillways in the event of a storm with a total ďŹ ve-day rainfall 36 percent larger than the magnitude of the March 1913 storm, one of the worst oods or record and the catalyst for the creation of the MWCD. With the passage of the Flood Control Act of 1939, the federal government conďŹ rmed its commitment to be primarily responsible for ood control operations in the district. Since the construction of the system of reservoirs and dams, it is estimated more than $7 billion worth of potential damage from ooding has been saved in the Muskingum River Watershed. Call Seneca Lake Park, 740-685-6013, for additional information.

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OCTOBER OCT. 19 ASHLAND Autumn Fiber Festival 10am-5pm Come visit Gaelic Glen Alpaca's booth at the Ashland County Fairgrounds for early Christmas shopping! Questions? Call Kathy Turk (419) 368-6050. Admission price: FREE OCT. 19 DIAMOND Palmyra Fireflies' Craft Show/Dinner/Chinese Auction at the Palmyra Fire Station 10am-4pm Many area crafters. Unique gift items available. Great place to start your Christmas shopping. Stay for lunch and test your luck at winning an auction basket. Admission price: FREE web:

OCT. 19-20 DENNISON Colonial Trade Faire at Historic Schoenbrunn Village Sat. 10am-5pm Sun. 10am-4pm Colonial vendors fill the cabins and give a feel for what the Village really looked like in 1772! Admission price: regular admission prices apply For information, contact Dennison Railroad Depot Museum (740) 922-6776 web:

OCT. 24-26 DENNISON "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" at Historic Schoenbrunn Village A dramatic reading of Washington Irving's Sleepy Hollow reenacted by the glow of a bonfire. Just watch your head! Admission price: $12 for adults and $10 for children or members. Advanced reservations are required. For information, contact Dennison Railroad Depot Museum (740) 922-6776 web:

NOVEMBER NOV. 1-3 and 15-17 MANTUA VILLAGE Christmas Tour of Homes Tour four selected beautifully decorated homes, varying in size and design. Admission price: $10 per person; Candelight Tour - $20 per person

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NOV. 1 - 2 WOOSTER Season's Splendor Arts and Crafts Show Greenbriar Conference and Party Centre Fri. - 5pm-9pm, Sat. - 9am-4pm 110 juried booths on one floor. Handcrafted seasonal decor, wearable art, jewelry, floral, baskets, wooded, fabric and pet items, candles, photography, rugs, purses, dolls, lighted wine bottles and blocks. Admission price - FREE

NOV. 8-9 CONCORD TWP. St. Gabriel Christmas Craft Boutique Fri. 6-9:30pm, Sat. 9am-4pm Come and experience the high quality craftsmanship of over 100 inspired artisans at this legendary, juried craft boutique! Find extraordinary gifts for everyone on your list, including yourself! Admission price: $3.00 per person, 12 and under FREE Location: 9935 Johnnycake Ridge Rd.

NOV. 2 ROOTSTOWN Harvest Bazaar 10am-3pm Join us at St. Peter of the Fields Church Hall for a special holiday event with local crafters featuring Christmas items and gifts. Book sale, quilt show, demonstrations and sale in the historic church. Children's activities; visit with Santa. Soup, Sandwich and dessert available. Handicapped accessible. Admission price: FREE

NOV. 21-24, 29-30 NEWCOMERSTOWN Christmas Wonderland on Olde Main Street Nov. 21 4pm-7pm, Nov. 22-24 and 29-30 noon-7pm. A Christmas Festival with decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces donated by local businesses, organizations and individuals. All items are for sale with proceeds going to help run our two museums and for local projects. Admission price: Nov. 21 - $3.00, remaining days $2.00 per person.

NOV. 3 ASHLAND Dazzle - A Unique Holiday Shopping Experience Held at the Ashland University John C. Myers Convocation Center, this event showcases some of Ohio's finest artisans, crafters and vendors of fine arts, crafts, gourmet foods and more. All proceeds benefit the Ashland Symphony Orchestra. Admission price: $5 for adults, children (under 18) are free. web: NOV. 7-DEC. 30 AKRON Hower House Holidays Kick off your holiday season with Hower House! Self-guided tours available Wednesday through Sunday each week during regular holiday tour times; guided and group tours by appointment. Call or check our website for special events. Cellar Door Store gift shop is open during tour times and by appointment. Phone: 330-972-6909 email: web: NOV. 9 ASHLAND 5k Memorial Run/Walk to Fight Lung Cancer 8am sign up, 9am race Join us for this race at Memorial Stadium, held in memory of our son, David Foster. The 5k will be timed! Admission price: $25 for adults, $15 for those 17 and younger

NOV. 22-23 CAMBRIDGE Salt Fork Gospel Jubilee Fri - 6pm-10pm Sat. 1pm-10pm For information or performer line up, call Quincy 740-439-2751 Salt Fork Lodge ballroom Dining room open for meals Special rates for rooms - call 740-439-2751

DECEMBER DEC. 1 MANSFIELD Christmas In The Barn 1pm-5pm Join Story Book Alpacas for cookies, hot chocolate, alpacas, educational displays, door prizes and fun. Admission price: FREE web: email: alpacatales@ DEC. 10 DENNISON Business After Hours at the Dennison Depot 5pm-8pm Join us and dine your way through the museum and enjoy the many tastes of Tuscarawas County from local businesses. Reservations are required. Phone: (330) 343-4474 for reservations For information, contact Dennison Railroad Depot Museum (740) 922-6776 web:

DECEMBER DEC. 13-15 & 20-22 DENNISON Polar Express at the Dennison Depot All Aboard the Polar Express! Ride to the North Pole on this Christmas excursion departing from the Dennison Depot and grab hold of the holiday spirit. Ticket prices are $40 for coach seating and $60 for First Class. Departure times: Friday trips 6pm and 8pm. Saturday and Sunday trips, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm. Reservations are required. Sales begin in June for Members and August for nonmembers. For information, contact Dennison Railroad Depot Museum (740) 922-6776 web:

DEC. 13-15 CANTON Ye Olde Madrigal Christmas Feaste Performed by Voices of Canton Fri., Sat. - 7:00pm Sun. - 1:00pm A four-course meal fit for a king will be served at an eloquent venue. Singers, costumed in madrigal garb, will entertain you with joyous songs of the season. Location: Canton Women's Club, 822 Market Ave., N., Canton Tickets: or Phone: (330) 455-1000 DEC. 21-22 STREETSBORO Pancake Breakfast with Santa Sat. - 9am - 1pm, Sun. - 10am - 2pm Bring your family into our 185 year old museum for a memorable visit with Santa. Enjoy a relaxed visit and a hot homemade breakfast, and get pictures taken with Santa! Call: 330-221-8766 for reservations Admission price: breakfast and picture - $10. Adult breakfast - $7. DEC. 31 CAMBRIDGE 22nd Annual Community New Year's Eve Gospel Sing With gospel entertainers. Bring finger foods, Coffee and cold drinks provided. Held at Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center, 7033 W. Glenn HWY. Come early, come late! Admission price: FREE info: (740) 732-2879 web:


Camel rides, sea lions highlight new features at 2013 Ohio State Fair Ever wanted to ride a camel, or get close to a sea lion? This year’s guests at the 2013 Ohio State Fair, which will take place July 24 through Aug. 4, will include these attractions as well as the annual slate of entertainment, arts, rides and other features at the fair. The 12-day fair, which is at the Ohio Expo Center, has numerous daily attractions, including interactive education stations which teach fairgoers about farming and animals; a model railroad exhibit, a Civil War Encampment, a Land and Living exhibit sponsored by the Ohio Farm Bureau, pig races, parades, a petting zoo, pony rides and more. There also are many competitions that will take place that week, such as Ohio Idol, an all-breed dog agility contest, a 5K race, the Pork Rib-Off, food sculpting competitions and more. Throughout the fair will be animal judging and a livestock auction, an arts and crafts judging, food competitions and more.

The fair also includes entertainment throughout the week. As of March, this year’s entertainment lineup will include Jeff Dunham, Martina McBride, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Austin Mahone, Will Downing, Lalah Hathaway, and the All-Ohio State Fair Band and Youth Choir. Hours are 9 a.m. To 10 a.m., except on Aug. 4, when the fair will be open until 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for youth ages 5 to 12, and for seniors ages 60 and older. Children under 5 are free. Discounts are available through Kroger and to American Automobile Association members at AAA sites. Rides require $1 coupons; ride all day wristbands will be available for $23. Parking is $5. A complimentary shuttle will be available. The Ohio Expo Center is at 717 E. 17th Ave. in Columbus. For details on activities, camping and hotel options and more, call 888-OHO-EXPO or visit online.



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