First Friday Shop Hop (Mansfield)

April 7 – Dec. 1, 2017
Join us every FIRST Friday, beginning at 5:00 pm in historic downtown Mansfield for the First Friday Shop Hop. Over fifty independent businesses now populate the city center. To celebrate longtime patrons and welcome new guests, downtown businesses offer entertainment, hold unique events and offer specials during the First Friday Shop Hop. Guests are encouraged to meet friends and explore the new face of downtown Mansfield.

TIME:5 pm – 9 pm
LOCATION: Downtown Mansfield (map)
WEBSITE: www.mansfieldtourism.com

Wayne County Home & Garden Show

April 29-30, 2017
The 27th Annual Wayne County Home & Garden Show will be held on Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. We expect an estimated attendance of about 10,000 visitors and over 200 exhibitors to make this “family weekend event” a huge success!

TIME: Saturday, 10-6; Sunday, 10-4
LOCATION: Wayne County Fairgrounds (map)
CONTACT: Phone:(330)262-5735  
WEBSITE: www.woosterchamber.com/events

Mansfield Flea Market & Antique Show

April 29-30, 2017 – November 25-26, 2017
The Flea Market & Antique Show is held at the Richland County Fairgrounds the last full weekend of each month February thru November. Hours are 9am-4pm. Antiques, new & used merchandise, with lots of collectibles. Over 400 indoor & outdoor spaces. Located at Richland County Fairgrounds near intersection of US 30 and Trimble Road.

TIME: 9 am – 4 pm
LOCATION: Richland County Fairgrounds (map)
CONTACT: Phone:(419)571-4716  
WEBSITE: www.mansfieldtourism.com/calendar

Lodging & Shopping

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Velvet Ice Cream at Ye Olde Mill (Utica)

April – October, 2017
Since 1970, Velvet’s Ye Olde Mill has been a destination serving up delicious ice cream, food and memories. Join us in Utica to spend a day surrounded by ice cream! Each year, more than 150,000 come to Licking County Ohio to be at one with nature and get their fill of the freshest ice cream they’ve ever tasted at Ye Olde Mill. With 20 picturesque acres of rolling hills and thick forests, Ye Olde Mill provides the perfect setting for family fun, reunions, weddings and more.

TIME: see website
LOCATION: Velvet Ice Cream Co. at Ye Olde Mill (map)
CONTACT: Phone:(800)589-5000  
WEBSITE: www.velveticecream.com

Ohio Civil War Show

May 6 & 7, 2017
40th Annual Ohio Civil War Show & 25th Annual Artillery Show at the Richland County Fairgrounds. 7 Buildings with 750 Tables of Military Items, Relics, and Memorabilia from 1785-1945. Buy, Sell,or Trade!

Demonstration Schedule:
6-Gun Battery Firing Demonstration
Saturday 11:30a.m. & 2:00p.m.
Sunday 11:30a.m. & 1:30p.m.
Civil War Hospital Scenario
Saturday 10:30a.m. & 3:00p.m.
Sunday 10:30a.m. & 1:00p.m.
Fife & Drum Corp Presentation
Saturday 9:30a.m. & 1:00p.m. & 4:00p.m.
Sunday9:30a.m. & 11:00a.m. & 2:30p.m.
Gettysburg Address
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 noon
Sunday Church Service
10:00a.m. at the Flag Pole
LOCATION: Richland County Fairgrounds (map)
TIME: Saturday, 9am – 5pm; Sunday, 9am – 3pm
WEBSITE: www.ohiocivilwarshow.com

Sertoma Ice Cream Festival (Utica)

May 27-29, 2017
Enjoy a day surrounded by Ice Cream at the annual Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival. Join us everyday Memorial Day Weekend in Utica, Ohio to celebrate everything ice cream! There’s fun for the whole family, including contests for kids, ice cream eating contests, over 90 local artisans, pony rides, classic car show with more than 400 cars and live entertainment. Enjoy delicious food and of course, enjoy dozens of flavors of ice cream served almost any way you can think of.

TIME: See Website
LOCATION: Utica, on the grounds of the Energy Cooperative (map)
CONTACT: Phone:(800)589-5000  
WEBSITE: www.sertomaicecreamfestival.com

Holmes County Trail Annual Benefit Auction

June 10, 2017
The Holmes County Trail Benefit Auction and Road Apple 5K is a fun-filled day full of activities for the family. Bring your horses, bikes, roller blades, walking stick or pets for a stroll down the Holmes County Trail. Holmes County’s finest crafts, authentic quilts, furniture, baked goods, homemade ice cream, and chicken BBQ are part of the day’s events, along with some good old hometown hospitality. All the funds raised for the event go towards the continued development of the 29-mile Trail in Holmes County and is a volunteer based event. You won’t want to miss the Holmes County Trail Benefit Auction and Road Apple 5K.

TIME: Visit Website
LOCATION: Hipp Station Depot (Millersburg) (map)
CONTACT: Phone:(330)674-0475  
WEBSITE: www.ohio.org/events

The Living Word Outdoor Drama

June 16 – September 23, 2017
This nationally recognized drama brings to life the passion of Jesus Christ. The 400-foot set was researched, making it an authentic representation of Old Jerusalem. With nearly a half million visitors, we pray and hope that you too will come and witness Ohio’s Only Outdoor Passion Play this summer.
BECAUSE HE LIVES!

TIME: Friday & Saturday, 7:30 pm – 10 pm
LOCATION: Living Word Ampitheatre (map)
CONTACT: Phone: (740)439-2761  
TICKETS: click here for tickets
WEBSITE: www.livingworddrama.org

Selah – David Pendleton

June 24, 2017
For the past 19 years, the music and ministry of Selah has inspired and encouraged audiences with their timeless and worshipful songs of hope. With over 4 million album and single units sold, this 8-time-Dove-Award winning trio comprised of Todd Smith, Allan Hall, and Amy Perry have set a standard for Christian Music that transcends multiple genres. David brings to his show a cast of comedic characters including lovable but blunt Aunt Tilly, a 94 year-old spinster; the classic quick-witted trouble maker, Mack Elroy; the dopey yet adorable hound dog, Buford; and the slightly misguided albino vulture, Vern.

TIME: visit website   LOCATION: Ohio Star Theater (map)
CONTACT: Box Office (855) 344-7547
WEBSITE: www.ohiostartheater.com

Ashland Ohio Balloonfest

June 29 – July 1, 2017
27 years of high flying fun! Balloonfest promises to be an outing with the entire family in mind. Everyone will enjoy the colorful Ashland skies as the hot air balloons fill the air for this memorable weekend. Delight yourself in the festivities! Each year you attend you will have a new experience to treasure for years to come. Entertainment, music, shows, 5K Run/Walk and an assortment of food vending is all part of the nonstop activities.

TIME: visit website
LOCATION: Freer Field (Ashland) (map)
WEBSITE: www.ashlandohioballoonfest.com

Doughty Run School Auction

Doughty Run School Auction 2July 8, 2017
This annual auction features many quilts, wall hangings, furniture, crafts and lots of consignments. And don’t forget the yummy food- BBQ Chicken, Root Beer Floats, Kettle Popcorn, Homemade Ice Cream and much more! There will also be a bake sale, door prizes and flea market.

TIME: Breakfast available at 7:00 AM, Auction begins at 8:30 AM
LOCATION: Wise School, between Berlin and Charm, Ohio (map)
WEBSITE: www.allevents.in/org

The Gospel Harmony Boys in concert

August 2, 2017 & September 12, 2017
Enjoy the classic gospel sound of this Christian Music Hall of Fame quartet. The Gospel Harmony Boys were organized in Huntington, WV in 1952, by Harold Lane, a member of the Southern Gospel Hall Music of Fame. Throughout their half century history, this group of professional men has been given many honors and has attained many goals. These include the distinction of being the first gospel quartet to ever appear on live network television as the guest of Dave Garroway on NBC’s “Today Show” in the early 1950s. They also hosted the nation’s first weekly scheduled gospel music television program that was regular viewing for a million fans in West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Virginia for nearly two decades. The GHB still can be seen on TV by way of their videos and guest appearances on several popular shows.

TIME: 7 pm   
LOCATION: Ohio Star Theater (map)
CONTACT: Box Office (855) 344-7547
WEBSITE: www.ohiostartheater.com

Lexington Blueberry Festival

August 17-20, 2017
The Lexington Blueberry Festival, held at Lexington Community Park, is Ohio’s only festival of its kind! Family fun abounds with popular events such as the 5K Run/Walk, Parades, Blueberry bash, kids games, pageants, various rides and craft vendors, and many live entertainment. It’s a four day event centered around blueberry foods and games and topped off with fireworks Saturday night. Admission & parking are free!

TIME: see website
LOCATION: Lexington Community Park (map)
CONTACT:(419)884-1797  
WEBSITE: www.lexblueberryfest.com

Baltic Homecoming

August 18-20, 2017
Parade, Food, Music, Softball, Volleyball, Games for the Kids, Bingo, Ice Cream, Cornhole, Auction. Come join the fun at the Baltic Community Park!


LOCATION: Baltic Community Park (map)
WEBSITE: www.facebook.com

Prairie Peddler

September 23-24 & September 30-October 1, 2017
A Handmade Marketplace featuring over 180 artisan booths, live music, festival food, horse-drawn wagon rides, artist demonstrations and hands-on crafting for kids.

TIME: see website
LOCATION: Prairie Peddler(map)
CONTACT: (740)417-9136  
WEBSITE: www.prairietown.com

Woosterfest

September 29-30, 2017
We are gearing up for the 2017 Woosterfest! We are excited for this downtown community festival. We hope you plan to join us for what promises to be a great time!
FEATURING
• Live Entertainment • Food Concessions • Kinderplatz • Biergarten • Winegarten • Art & Craft Vendors • Beer Stein Race • Cornhole Tournament • Farmer’s Market • Cruise In • Wooster’s Own Talent Show
TIME: Friday, 12 – 11, Saturday, 11 – 11
LOCATION: Downtown Wooster (map)
CONTACT: (330)262-5735  
WEBSITE: www.woosterchamber.com/events

Baltic Fall Harvest Fest

October 21, 2017
Annual Fall Harvest Fest in Baltic. There will be a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. by the Baltic Fire Department. The 5k Walk/Run will begin at 9 a.m. (registration at 8 a.m.) From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be music, games, inflatables, hayrides, pumpkin decorating and more! Food includes pulled pork, apple dumplings, pizza, ice cream, popcorn, and pumpkin pie!

LOCATION: Baltic Park (map)
WEBSITE: www.traveltusc.com

Christmas Time in the City (Mansfield)

December 1, 2017
Enjoy Christmas Time in the City in the historic Carrousel District. Festivities will begin at 5:00pm with a reindeer petting zoo, photos with Santa, carriages rides, Christmas caroling, light displays at the Brickyard, and more! At 6:00pm, Mayor Theaker will join the crowd for the Christmas Tree Lighting. He will light the 50foot tree at Richland Carrousel Park. After the tree lighting, guests can visit the Tiny Tim Shoppe or go on a Historic Church Tour. Downtown businesses will be open late for the December Shop Hop and will have special events, including entertainment and holiday deals!

TIME: 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Downtown Mansfield(map)
WEBSITE: www.mansfieldtourism.com

Christmas in Baltic

December 16,2017
Baltic Community Christmas at the Baltic Fire Station. Food line starts serving at 4:30 pm. Cost is by donation. Santa arrives at 6 pm.

TIME:
LOCATION: Baltic Community Park (map)
WEBSITE: www.facebook.com