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Area festivals

Aaronica Bivins of the Ballet Folklorica Imagenes Mexicanos, performs at last year s LatinoFest.
Aaronica Bivins of the Ballet Folklorica Imagenes Mexicanos, performs at last year s LatinoFest.
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Here is a listing of many of the area s festivals by month:

• May 18: Oregon Fest, noon to 6 p.m., Dustin Road, Oregon. A celebration of the community, rain or shine, with continuous free stage entertainment. Grand parade at 3 p.m., fest foods, chicken dinners, children s rides, classic cars, arts, and crafts, quality-of-life exhibits, expanded living-history encampment, and more. Free admission. Information: 419-691-9750; OregonFest.net

• May 22-26: 28th Annual Historic Port Clinton Walleye Festival, Water Works Park on Perry Street in Port Clinton. Live entertainment, carnival rides, educational programs, and more than 130 vendors from around the nation. Grand parade Saturday at 1 p.m. and Kids Fishing Derby Sunday at 1 p.m. Hours are 5-11 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Information: 419-734-7600 or 419-734-4386; www.walleyefestival.com

• May 24-26: Flower Day Weekend, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Toledo Farmer s Market, downtown Toledo. More than 60 vendors will be selling their best plants, yard art, plant accessories, and crafts. On Sunday, the market will be packed with flower growers from all over northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Saturday and Monday are market days with a spotlight on local produce, plants, and flowers. Information: 419-255-6765; toledofarmersmarket.org

Young Hellenic dancers perform during last year's Greek-American Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Young Hellenic dancers perform during last year's Greek-American Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
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• June 3-28: Point Place Days. A 7 p.m. concert on the library lawn kicks off Point Place Days, which take place throughout June and include a scavenger hunt, festival, barbecue, canoe races, baking contest, craft show, car and truck show, and a pet-dressing contest. The 18th annual parade is slated for noon on June 7. The festivities end with fireworks at 10 p.m. June 28. Information: Call the Point Place branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library at 419-259-5390.

• June 6-8: Peony Festival, Van Wert, Ohio. The festival includes a 5K run, car show, bands in the park, flower judging, craft festivals, and garden tours. The Peony Parade starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Information: vanwert.com/peony

• June 7-8: 36th Annual Historic Old West End Festival, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Old West End, Toledo. Juried art show with more than 60 artists, historic home tours, garage and lawn sales, entertainment, food, children s activities, a vintage car show, and a parade featuring art, cars, bands, and marching units. Information: 419-244-5676; toledooldwestend.com

• June 11-15: 71st Annual Holland Strawberry Festival, Community Homecoming Park, 7807 Angola Rd., in Springfield Township. Food, crafts, rides, games, and a parade on Sunday, baseball tournament (13 and 14-year-olds), men s softball tournament, bingo, queen pageant, toddlers pageant, and strawberry bake-off. Hours are from 4 -11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 4 p.m.-midnight Friday, and from noon to midnight on Saturday and Sunday. Information: 419-865-1859; hollandstrawberryfestival.com

• June 14: 8th Annual LatinoFest, Lucas County Fairgrounds, Maumee. Hours are 1 to 11 p.m. Information: latinofesttoledo.com

• June 14-15: 27th Annual McClure Radish Festival, Big Creek Park at State Routes 6 and 65, McClure. Free radishes, dancing, food, beverages, contests, games, kiddie tractor pull, chicken barbecue, cruise-in, and radish recipe contest. Hours are 2 p.m. to midnight on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Daily admission is $6 with a two-day pass available for $10. Information: mcclureradishfest.org

• June 13-15: Art Tatum Heritage Jazz Festival, Promenade Park in downtown Toledo. Hours: 5-10 p.m. Friday; 4-11 p.m. Saturday; 4-10 p.m. Sunday. Information: toledojazzsociety.org

• June 19-21: Onsted Festival, downtown Onsted, Mich., in the village park. Food, fun, and fireworks at dusk on Saturday. Information: 517-467-4618.

• June 20: Henry County Rib Fest in downtown Napoleon. Fifteen local vendors, entertainment, and plenty of baby back ribs. Hours are 5:30-10:30 p.m. Information: visitnaphc.com

• June 20-21: 9th Annual Mayfly Music Festival, Toledo Street, Dundee, Mich. Music, children s activities, and food. Friday 6 p.m. to midnight and Saturday noon to midnight. Information: 734-529-3430; mayflymusicfestival.com

• June 22: Portage River Festival, downtown Elmore. Antique cars, trucks, and tractors and model railroad displays in addition to arts, crafts, food, live music, a flea market, and tours of the historic Mattie Heckman log house and the Elmore Train Depot. Information: 419-862-3552.

• June 27-29: Celebration Town & Country Festival, Wakefield Park, Morenci, Mich. Featuring a Morenci Idol singing contest, carnival, rodeo, queens contest, dancers, corn hole tournament, hot dog eating contest, horse show, chicken barbecue, softball tournament, crafts, a battle of the bands, and a fireworks display on Saturday. Information: 517-458-6828; cityofmorenci.org

• June 28-29: The 43rd Crosby Festival of the Arts, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive, Toledo. A juried art show, children s activities, fine art, music, live entertainment, and food. Hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $7. Information: 419-936-2986; toledogarden.org

• June 28-29: Native American Pow Wow and Fireworks, Cal Zorn Recreation Center, 300 West Russell Rd., Tecumseh, Mich. Drumming, dancing, stories, and Native American arts and crafts. Fireworks on Saturday. Information: 517-263-3233; downtowntecumseh.com

• June 29: Springfield-Holland Freedom Celebration, 4 p.m., Community Homecoming Park in Springfield Township. Classic car show, chicken dinner, and live music. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Information: 419-865-0239.

• July 3-5: Woodville s 4th of July Celebration, Trailmarker Park, 300 South Cherry St., Woodville. Midway full of rides and games, food concessions, and live entertainment. Friday night entertainment features a comedy group and game show followed by a grand parade Saturday at noon and fireworks at 10 p.m. Information: homes.amplex.net/fourth

• July 4-5: The Blade s Red, White, K-Boom! 4th of July Celebration with Taste Toledo, Promenade Park, downtown Toledo. Sample food from area restaurants while listening to free entertainment or watching a fireworks display at 10 p.m. on Friday. Begins at noon on Friday and runs 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Information: Inquire by e-mailing redwhitekboom@toledoblade.com

• July 5: Olde Tyme Independence Celebration, Mill Street alongside the Portage River, Oak Harbor. Royal duck race down the river, car show, family entertainment, and food. Begins at 4 p.m. and ends with fireworks at 10 p.m. Information: Call the Oak Harbor Chamber at 419-898-0479.

• July 10: First night of Jazz in the Garden Concert Series at the Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Drive, Toledo. Thursday evenings through Aug. 21. Information: 419-936-2986; toledogarden.org

• July 11-13: 25th River Raisin Festival, along the banks of the River Raisin, Blissfield, Mich. Spanning both Bachmayer and Ellis parks, the festival will include three stages with free entertainment throughout the weekend. Also filling the festival grounds will be the Miss River Raisin Festival Scholarship Pageant, food vendors, a children s area, beverage tent, animal magic, River Raisin Idol contest, crafts, and more. Information: blissfield.net

• JUly 11-13: Lagrange Street Polish Festival, Polish Village, Toledo. Hours are Friday 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 7 p.m. A celebration of the neighborhood s Polish heritage featuring games for children, polka bands, dance contests, a variety of crafts, and food vendors cooking up pierogies, kielbasa, and Polish pastries. Admission is $3 or $2 for Golden Buckeye Card holders. Children 5 and under are free. Information: polishfestival.org

• July 11-13: Delta Chicken Festival, Community Park and Delta High School. Amusement rides, basketball tournament, auction, and chicken dinners. Parade at 2 p.m. Sunday. Information: 419-822-4500.

• July 12: Archbold Carp Festival and Art in the Park in the village s Ruihly Park. Features arts and crafts, food, children s art area, and entertainment. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 419-445-2222 (Archbold Chamber of Commerce); www.archbold.com

• July 12-13: Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Festival, Maumee Bay State Park, Oregon. Features free entertainment, silent auctions, boat rides, a lighthouse photo contest, children s activities, nautical arts and crafts, and fireworks. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: toledoharborlighthouse.org

• July 12-13: Mill Fest, Providence Metropark, Grand Rapids. A timeline of portable milling equipment from historical museums and private collections, steam and water power demonstrations in the Isaac Ludwig Mill, blacksmithing, tinsmithing, woodcarving, candle-making, other demonstrations, and canal boat rides. Noon to 4 p.m. Information: 419-407-9700; metroparkstoledo.com

• July 18-19: Montpelier Bean Days, Montpelier. The theme of this year s festival is Celebrating Happy Days in Montpelier. The parade begins at 6 p.m. Saturday. Information: 419-485-4416 (Montpelier Area Chamber of Commerce).

• July 18-20: 32nd Annual St. George s SummerFest, St. George Cathedral, 3754 Woodley Rd., Toledo. Middle Eastern food, children s activities, Middle Eastern dancing, market place, coffee house with Turkish coffee, and more. Information: 419-475-7054.

• July 19: Bug Fest, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, 13229 West State Rt. 2, Oak Harbor. A variety of hands-on stations will be set up to learn about the amazing world of insects. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Information: friendsofmageemarsh.org

• July 19-20: Oak Ridge Festival, Attica, Ohio, with arts, crafts, historical encampments, old-fashioned baseball, antique machinery display, and car show. Opens at 10 a.m. both days and runs until 6 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: oakridgefestival.com

• July 24-26: Wauseon Homecoming, downtown Wauseon. Amusement park rides, games, food, concerts, and prizes. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free admission. Information: wauseonchamber.com

• July 25-27: Stony Ridge Festival, Stony Ridge. Features a flea market with more than 200 vendors, music, food, kids rides, and more. Hours are Friday 4 p.m. to dark; Saturday 9 a.m. to dark; Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: pembervillelibrary.org/stonyridge/festival.htm

• July 25-27: 40th Annual Hamler Summerfest, Hamler Summerfest Park, State Rt. 109, Hamler. Old-fashioned German festival complete with polka dancing, German food, and more. Parade at 1 p.m. Saturday. Hours are 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Information: naphcchamber.com

• July 26: Great Maumee River Dragon Boat Festival, Maumee River off International Park in downtown Toledo. Teams of 21 to 25 paddlers race 500 meters down the Maumee River, competing for trophies, awards, and prizes. The event also features live entertainment, ancient Chinese musical instrument demonstrations, a children s area, and more. The event raises funds to support the mission of Partners In Education of Toledo. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Information: partnerstoledo.org/dragonboat.html

Hansi and Peggy Mueller at the 2007 German-American Festival. 
Hansi and Peggy Mueller at the 2007 German-American Festival.
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• Aug. 2: Bull Thistle Festival in Normal Grove Park, Fayette. Festivities kick off with an 11 a.m. parade followed by baseball and basketball games, crafts, a chicken barbecue, a bluegrass band and other entertainment, square dancers, and children s activities. Ends with fireworks at 10 p.m. Information: 419-237-2116.

• Aug. 7-10: 25th Annual Northwest Ohio Rib-Off, Lucas County Fairgrounds, Maumee. Ribs and children s activities plus live music, including classic rock, country, jazz, and blues. Featured performers are Ted Nugent on Friday and country music singer/songwriter Gary Allan on Saturday. General admission is $5. Hours are 4-11 p.m. Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Information: 419-893-2127 or e-mail andersonsriboff@toledoblade.com

• Aug. 7-9: Metamora Park-O-Rama, Metamora Community Park. Softball games throughout weekend. Parade at 1 p.m. on Saturday followed by a chicken barbecue, children s activities, music, a car show, and more. Information: 419-644-2051; metamoraohio.org

• Aug. 8-9: Ohio South of the Border Festival, Perrysburg Heights Community Park, Perrysburg. Ethnic foods, live entertainment, rides, dancing, and games. Information: 419-874-4529; visitperrysburg.com

• Aug. 9: Lake Township Friendship Day, Friendship Park, 27975 Cummings Rd., Lake Township. Features a bluegrass band, children s activities, a kids tractor pull, food, and more. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: 419-837-5743 (Lake Township Friendship Committee).

• Aug. 9-10: 7th annual River Raisin Jazz Festival, St. Mary s Park in downtown. Scheduled performers include Russ Freeman and the Rippingtons; Alexander Zonjic; Euge Groove, Joyce Cooling, and the University of Toledo Jazz Band. Information: 800-252-3011; www. monroeinfo.com, or e-mail RiverRaisinJazzFestival@monroeinfo.com

• Aug. 13-16: Pemberville Free Fair, Memorial Park, downtown Pemberville. This year s theme is Southwest Affair at the Pemberville Fair. Parades, nightly entertainment, contests, arts and crafts, pony pull, and more. Kiddie parade at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Grand parade at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Information: 419-287-3832; pembervillefair.org

• Aug. 14-16: Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival, downtown Bucyrus. Tons of bratwurst as well as daily parades, live entertainment, an arts and crafts show, a queens contest, eating contests, rides, games, and beer gardens. Hours are noon to 11 p.m. all three days. Information: 419-562-BRAT; bratfest.org

• Aug. 15-16: Taste of Maumee/Maumee Summer Fair. Friday evening kicks off the weekend with 18 area restaurants serving food. Saturday morning, A Night at the Movies parade begins at 10 a.m. Other features include 100 arts and crafts booths, entertainment, a kids fun zone, and classic car show. Information: maumeesummerfair.com

• Aug. 17: 34th annual Birmingham Ethnic Festival, noon to 9 p.m., Consaul Street between Front and Milford streets. Hungarian and ethnic foods, arts and crafts exhibits, cultural displays, and a variety of music, dance, and entertainment. Free. Information: birminghamethnicfestival.org

• Aug. 22-24: German-American Festival, Oak Shade Grove, Oregon. Friday 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday 2 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday noon to 8 p.m. Traditional and modern German music, German-American foods and baked goods, entertainment, children s Hummel look-alike contest, live glockenspiel, soccer games, children s rides, and more. General admission $7 for adults; kids 15 and under free with adult. Active police, fire, EMS, or military personnel will be admitted free on Sunday with proof of employment. Information: gafsociety.org/fest.htm

• Aug. 16-17: Lenawee County Heritage Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Antique Tractor and Steam Engine Association Property, 7600 Forrister Rd., Adrian, Mich. Live entertainment, car show, living-history camp, Native American living history and dance, lost arts demonstration, sawmill and threshing demonstrations, crafts, flea market, food, and more. Adults, $2; children under 12 admitted free. Information: 517-403-0028.

• Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Milan Melon Festival, Town Square, Milan, Ohio. A million-dollar automobile display is planned on Saturday, and a parade is set for Sunday at 2 p.m. Monday features a 10K run for all ages, plus a children s pedal tractor pull. Also planned are three days of arts and crafts displays, rides, free entertainment, and food. Information: 419-499-4064; www.accnorwalk.com/MelonFestival

• Sept. 23-27: 32nd Annual Apple Butter Making, Sauder Village, 22611 State Rt. 2, Archbold. Guests can watch as cider is boiled down, thinly sliced apples are added, and the apple butter is cooked in copper kettles over an open fire. There will be plenty of other apple-related activities going on throughout the historic village and apple treats for sale. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $12.50 adults, $6.25 students ages 6-16, and children 5 and under free. Information: 800-590-9755; saudervillage.org
• Sept. 23-27: 32nd Annual Apple Butter Making, Sauder Village, 22611 State Rt. 2, Archbold. Guests can watch as cider is boiled down, thinly sliced apples are added, and the apple butter is cooked in copper kettles over an open fire. There will be plenty of other apple-related activities going on throughout the historic village and apple treats for sale. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $12.50 adults, $6.25 students ages 6-16, and children 5 and under free. Information: 800-590-9755; saudervillage.org
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• Sept. 5-7: Black Swamp Arts Festival, Main Street downtown Bowling Green. Friday 5 p.m. to midnight; Saturday 10 a.m. to midnight; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring a juried fine arts show Saturday and Sunday. Main stage and food court will be open on Friday. All events are free. Information: www.blackswamparts.org

• Sept. 5-7: Greek-American Festival, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Toledo. Friday and Saturday 4 p.m. to midnight and Sunday noon to 8 p.m. A celebration of the Orthodox faith and Greek culture with dancers, entertainment, and food. Information: toledogreekfest.com

• Sept. 6: Treasure Island Day and Butterfly Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kelleys Island. Search for treasures at an island-wide yard sale, lasting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In conjunction with the Butterfly Festival, which includes a butterfly tagging demonstration, a bake sale, and quilt raffle will take place at the Old Stone Church on Division Street. Information: kelleysisland.com

• Sept. 6: Grub N Suds Motorcycle Festival, Depot Park, Elmore. Fun, games, and entertainment. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Information: 419-862-3552.

• Sept. 6-7: Historical Weekend, Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island. An annual celebration to mark the victory of the American fleet led by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry over the British fleet on Lake Erie during the War of 1812. Grand parade on Saturday along with musket and cannon firing demonstrations. Information: put-in-bay.com

• Sept. 7: 51st Annual Sylvania Arts and Crafts Festival, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd. Sylvania. Fine artists and craftsmen plus a variety of foods available for purchase. Information: 419-882-2135 (Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce); sylvaniachamber.org

• Sept. 12-14: Toledo Irish-American Festival, International Park, East Toledo. Festival includes Irish singers, musicians, games, Irish wares, and food. From 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 at the gate or $10 for a weekend pass. Information: toledoirish.com

• Sept. 19-21: Clyde Country Fair, downtown Clyde. A queens pageant will be held Friday; a baby pageant, 5K run, and 1 p.m. parade are scheduled for Saturday, and a children s tractor pull, car show, and 17th annual go-kart race will be held on Sunday. Also on tap are free nightly entertainment, rides, crafts, and food. Hours are 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, noon to midnight Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Information: 419-547-8693.

• Sept. 20: 7th Annual Fostoria Rail Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Fostoria. Events include a soup cook-off, historic train information, games for kids, showing of the Polar Express movie, safety demonstrations, train displays, collectors swap meet, car show, artwork, and merchandise. Information: fostoriatrains.com

• Sept. 20: 19th Annual Harrison Rally Day, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., downtown Perrysburg. Marketplace, juried fine arts, nonjuried fine arts and craft booths, food court, parade, children s activities, boat rides on the Maumee River, youth bands, and live entertainment all day. Free. Information: 419-874-9147 (Perrysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau); visitperrysburg.com

• Sept 20: Irish Hills Festival Oh, These Irish Hills! Hidden Lake Gardens, M-50, Tipton, Mich. Celebrate the people and the history of the Irish Hills. Music, magic, local history, and food. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, and free for children under 12. Family passes are available for $10. Information: 517-467-2670; otih.org

• Sept. 23-24: Lake Erie Waterfowlers Festival, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Oak Harbor. Duck calling, retriever trials, live waterfowl exhibit, wagon rides, fishing pond, decoy contest, and vendors. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: friendsofmageemarsh.org

• Sept. 23-27: 32nd Annual Apple Butter Making, Sauder Village, 22611 State Rt. 2, Archbold. Guests can watch as cider is boiled down, thinly sliced apples are added, and the apple butter is cooked in copper kettles over an open fire. There will be plenty of other apple-related activities going on throughout the historic village and apple treats for sale. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $12.50 adults, $6.25 students ages 6-16, and children 5 and under free. Information: 800-590-9755; saudervillage.org

• Sept. 26-28: Clinton Fall Festival, Clinton, Mich. Arts and crafts; entertainment; lost and fine arts; food; carnival rides and games; inflatable fun for kids; classic car show, kiddie pedal tractor pull, and 5K run/walk on Saturday, motorcycle show and 2:30 p.m. grand parade on Sunday. Information: 517-456-7396; clintonfallfestival.com

• Sept. 26-28: Luckey Fall Festival, Luckey, Ohio. Antique tractor pull, car show, flea market, food, and entertainment. Information: luckeyfallfestival.com

• Sept. 26-28: Port Clinton Area Harvest Festival, Madison Street, Port Clinton. Hometown party with arts, crafts, food, and more. Hours are 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free. Information: portclintonchamber.com

• Sept. 27-28: 6th Annual They Walked Here Before Us: A Woodland Indian Celebration, Buttonwood Park, 27174 Hull Prairie Rd., Perrysburg. Traditional Native American harvest gathering with singing, dancing, foods, vendors, and more. Also a children s tent with Native American arts and crafts, wildlife tent, Woodland Indian Village, double ballfield, tomahawk throwing, and more. Open from 10 a.m. to dusk on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Price is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens, $2 for children age 6-11, and free for children 5 and under. Information: 419-381-7042 or 419-698-9575.

• Sept. 27: Roche de Boeuf Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., downtown Waterville. Live entertainment, car show, crafts, lost arts, demonstrations, and food. Information: 419-878-5188 (Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce).

• Sept. 27: Elmore Autumn Festival, downtown Elmore at Ory Park. Featuring a craft show, car show, children s activities, sidewalk sales, games, food, health screenings, dance group, live entertainment, and motorcycle toy run. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information: 419-862-2968.

• Sept. 27-28: Hancock Heritage Days, Riverbend Recreation Area, Findlay. Activities include a Civil War encampment, living history re-enactments, 1860s grand ball, hands-on activities for children, artisans demonstrations, period music, appraisals of antiques, and food vendors. Information: www.campvance.com

• Oct. 4-5: Hayes Civil War Encampment, Hayes Presidential Center, corner Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont, Ohio. Hundreds of Civil War re-enactors will re-create life during the war, including battle re-enactments. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Event admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, and free for children under 6. Information: 800-998-PRES; rbhayes.org

• Oct. 4-5: MacQueen Orchard s Apple Butter Stir and Craft Festival, MacQueen s Orchard, 7807 Angola Rd., Holland. Apple-butter making; pick your own apples; cider making; craft show; and pony, horse, wagon, and kiddie rides. Also food, live entertainment, and apple pie contest. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Free. Information: macqueenorchards.com

• Oct. 5: Black Swamp Festival, Pearson Metropark s Packer Hammersmith Center, Oregon. A celebration of the history of the Great Black Swamp with activities, wigwam demonstrations, crafts, music, and food. Autumn Adventure walk begins at 1:30 p.m. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Free. Information: 419-407-9700; metroparkstoledo.com

• Oct. 11: Marblehead Peninsula Lighthouse Festival, Wesley Lodge, Lakeside, Ohio. Vendors will be displaying arts, crafts, and collectibles, and homemade food and desserts will be available for purchase. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free tours of the Marblehead Lighthouse begin at 10 a.m. In conjunction with the Keeper s House Open House, Wolcott House, 9999 East Bayshore Rd., Marblehead. Information: 419-798-9777 (Marblehead Chamber of Commerce); marbleheadpeninsula.com

• Oct. 11-12: Oak Harbor Apple Festival, downtown Oak Harbor. Main events on Saturday include announcement of the royalty court, grand parade at 2 p.m., and talent show. Sunday s schedule includes more family entertainment, car show, and adult 5K run. Rides, games, and food fill the downtown streets all weekend at the 30th annual event. Information: 419-898-0479 (Oak Harbor Chamber).

• Oct. 11-12: Harvest Happenings, Osborn Park, 2910 Perkins Ave., Huron, Ohio. A fall festival with Firelands Pioneer Power Antique Engine and Tractor Show, children s pedal pull, homemade food, folk arts and craft vendors, hayrides, scarecrow contest, classic car show, petting zoo, nature programs, and family-friendly activities. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Information: eriemetroparks.org

• Oct. 11-12: 14th Annual Appleumpkin and Antique Street Fair Festival, downtown Tecumseh, Mich. Arts and crafts, antique fair, flea market, music, make-it-take-it booth, midway rides, carnival games, scarecrows, and live entertainment. Also includes free trolley rides to Kapnick Orchard s Apple Festival to enjoy fresh apples, cider, doughnuts, a petting zoo, children s talent show, and more than 80 craft booths. Information: 517-424-6003; downtowntecumseh.com

• Oct. 12: 32nd Annual Grand Rapids Applebutter Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., downtown Grand Rapids. Apple-butter making, farm exhibits, military and colonial life re-enactments, pioneer demonstrations, juried crafts and collectibles, and fall foods. Information: applebutterfest.org

• Oct. 18-19: Oak Ridge Festival, Attica, Ohio, with arts, crafts, primitive encampments, kids attractions, farm machinery display, and Border Collie herding demonstrations. Information: oakridgefestival.com

• Oct. 25: Tombstone Derby, Depot Park, Elmore. Motorized casket racing, Halloween games and activities, car show, magic show, food, and entertainment. Runs from 4-11 p.m. Information: 419-862-3552.

• Oct. 25: Pemberville s Autumn Fest on the River, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., downtown Pemberville. Historical re-enactments, living historians, specialty foods, and artisan demonstrations. In conjunction with Pemberville s Autumn Fest Craft Show with more than 80 craftsmen at the Pemberville American Legion Hall/Pemberville School. Information: 419-287-4305; beekersgeneralstore.com

NOVEMBER

• Nov. 29: Olde Fashioned Christmas, Oak Harbor. Santa will greet the children as they visit local businesses to choose gifts for parents and siblings. Information: 419-898-0479 (Oak Harbor Chamber).

• Nov. 29: Pemberville s Christmas In The Village, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., downtown Pemberville. Carriage rides, holiday open houses, strolling musicians. Information: 419-287-3274; beekersgeneralstore.com

• Nov. 30: Wooden Feather Day, noon to 4 p.m., Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Oak Harbor. A day to vote for your favorite wooden feather. Enjoy homemade cookies fireside or partake in a marsh walk. Information: friendsofmageemarsh.org



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