Mar 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
"Ups and Downs" Exhibit
Wed-Sat 11 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm
Merry-Go-Round Museum, 301 Jackson St. (at US 6), Sandusky
$6/adult, $5/senior, $4/child; children 3 and under are free
"Ups and Downs" is an exhibition to connect carousels and family recreation from the early 1900s to present. Featuring antique merry-go-round animals, this display examines how carving factories would create the different animals like several menagerie elk, created by various carousel manufacturers. A jumping giraffe will take the stage during the exhibit, as will a wolf, lion, and tiger.
419.626.6111
merrygoroundmuseum.org

 

May 1, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015
Privy to History: Civil War Prison Life Unearthed
Tues-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes & Buckland aves., Fremont
$7.50/adult, $6.50/senior, $3/child (age 6-12)
Northwest Ohio is home to the only Union Army Civil War prison specifically designed to house captured Confederate officers. Johnson's Island Civil War Prison continues to reveal tantalizing details about the war and the men who fought and died. This exhibit focuses on additional information learned through archaeological evidence discovered since the 1965 publication of "Rebels on Lake Erie," the seminal history of the prison written by Charles E. Frohman. Numerous artifacts recovered from the site in recent years are on display.
419.332.2081 ext. 217
rbhayes.org

 

Jun 1, 2014 - Sep 30, 2014
The Splendor of Lake Erie Exhibit by Local Artists
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 10 am-2 pm
Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center-West, 770 S.E. Catawba Rd. (SR 53), Port Clinton
Featuring local artists Rosemary Schramm of Port Clinton, Barbara Radebaugh of Catawba Island, Jim Siemer of Middle Bass Island, and Celeste Mycoskie of Put-in-Bay.
800.441.1271
shoresandislands.com

 

Jun 21, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014; Jun 20, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015
Summer Ghost Walks with Victoria
7 & 8 pm
Marshall Inn Bed & Breakfast, 204 Monroe St., Port Clinton
$8.50/person
Walk with your guide, Victoria, through old Port Clinton as she recounts tales of romance, history, mystery, and ghosts in the area. Call ahead for reservations.
877.376.5531
marshallinn.com

 

Sep 1, 2014 - Nov 27, 2014
Fall Yoga with Mary Leahy
Mon 9:45-10:45 am, Wed 10-11 am
Bodi N Balance, 3936 Harbor Light Landing Dr., Port Clinton
330.858.1890
bodinbalance.com

 

Sep 20, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014
Fall Harvest Activities
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am-5 pm
Burnham Orchards, 8019 SR 113, Berlin Heights
Daily activities include: the Great Corn Maze Adventure - over a mile of trails and 260,000 corn stalks to challenge you, a pumpkin patch - walk through the patch and select the pumpkins of your choice, and pick your own. Additional weekend activities include: hayrides through the orchard, face painting, balloon making, and more.
419.588.2138
burnhamorchards.com

 

Sep 28, 2014 - Oct 3, 2014; Oct 5, 2014 - Oct 10, 2014; Oct 12, 2014
Drawn In
Sun-Fri 1-4 pm
Sandusky Cultural Center, 2130 Hayes Ave., Sandusky
Featured exhibit: Drawn In. Drawing is one of the oldest forms of human expression, with evidence for its existence predating that of written communication. Drawing is often exploratory, with considerable emphasis on observation, problem-solving, and composition. An unusual feature of Drawn In is a number of collaborative works in which two or more artists have worked on the same finished piece.

419.625.1188
sanduskyculturalcenter.org

 

Sep 29, 2014 - Oct 3, 2014; Oct 6, 2014 - Oct 10, 2014; Oct 13, 2014 - Oct 16, 2014
Arts at Grace: Inspirations From Nature...Art From My Heart
Mon-Fri 10:30 am-3 pm
Grace Episcopal Church, 315 Wayne St., Sandusky
Free
Featuring local artist, singer, and songwriter Rosemary Schramm.
419.625.6919
gracesandusky.org

 

Sep 30, 2014; Oct 7, 2014; Oct 14, 2014; Oct 21, 2014; Oct 28, 2014; Nov 4, 2014; Nov 11, 2014; Nov 18, 2014; Nov 25, 2014
Fall Yoga with Linda Green
6:30-8 pm
Magruder Hospital Conference Center, 615 Fulton St., Port Clinton
419.635.2337
magruderhospital.com

 

Oct 1, 2014
B-17 Rides: Yankee Lady
3-6 pm
Erie-Ottawa International Airport, 3255 E. State Rd., Port Clinton
$450/person
Experience the flight of a lifetime and take a ride on a B-17 "Yankee Lady".
734.483.4030
yankeeairmuseum.org

 

Oct 1, 2014
East Bay Morning Kayak Float
10 am
East Sandusky Bay MetroPark - Eagle Point Boat Launch, 3819 Cleveland Rd. (SR 6), Sandusky
Free
Meet at the Eagle Point boat launch for a morning kayak paddle on the East Bay and Putnam Marsh area. One paddler per kayak, must be age 11 or older and must know how to swim. Registration required; limit 12.

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Oct 1, 2014; Oct 8, 2014; Oct 15, 2014; Oct 22, 2014; Oct 29, 2014; Nov 5, 2014; Nov 12, 2014; Nov 19, 2014; Nov 26, 2014
Fall Chair Yoga With Mary Leahy
12-12:30 pm
Sutton Center Conference Room, 1848 E. Perry St., Port Clinton
330.858.1890

 

Oct 1, 2014; Oct 8, 2014; Oct 15, 2014; Oct 22, 2014; Oct 29, 2014; Nov 5, 2014; Nov 12, 2014; Nov 19, 2014; Nov 26, 2014
Fall Yoga with Donna Lueke
4:30-5:30 pm
Danbury School Library, 9491 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
419.341.4110

 

Oct 1, 2014; Oct 8, 2014; Oct 15, 2014; Oct 22, 2014; Oct 29, 2014; Nov 5, 2014; Nov 12, 2014; Nov 19, 2014; Nov 26, 2014
Family Fun Night
4-8 pm
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
$5/person
Enjoy the indoor playground, bounce houses, and skating rink (with choice rental) for only $5.00. With each admission, receive 2 FREE slices of pizza and a pop!

419.626.4467
ghostlymanor.com

 

Oct 1, 2014; Oct 8, 2014; Oct 15, 2014; Oct 22, 2014; Oct 29, 2014
Jazz Night
7-10 pm
Slater's Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton
Wine, pasta, and live jazz music featuring the Bob Smik Trio and special guests.
419.732.2030
slatersmadisonstreetpub.com

 

Oct 1, 2014; Oct 8, 2014; Oct 15, 2014; Oct 22, 2014; Oct 29, 2014; Nov 5, 2014; Nov 12, 2014; Nov 19, 2014; Dec 3, 2014
Wonderful Watercolors
9:30 am-12:30 pm
Osborn MetroPark - Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron.
$60/person (four-week session), $15/person (one session)
Learn to paint watercolors following step-by-step directions and demonstrations by instructor Clela Stelnicki. Please register by calling Clela at 440.371.5637 or send an email to clelasart@oh.rr.com. A supply list will be provided by the instructor.
440.371.5637
eriemetroparks.org

 

Oct 2, 2014; Oct 9, 2014; Oct 16, 2014; Oct 23, 2014; Oct 30, 2014; Nov 6, 2014; Nov 13, 2014; Nov 20, 2014; Nov 27, 2014
Fall Yoga with Mary Leahy
5:30-6:30 pm
Sutton Center Conference Room, 1848 E. Perry St., Port Clinton
330.858.1890

 

Oct 2, 2014; Oct 9, 2014; Oct 16, 2014; Oct 23, 2014
First Federal Farmers' Market
3:30-6:30 pm
Huron Boat Basin & Amphitheater, 330 Main St., Huron
Enjoy the freshest, healthiest produce from quality vendors and support the local growers.
419.433.8487
cityofhuron.org

 

Oct 2, 2014
Lecture Series at Heidelberg University
Heidelberg University, 310 Market St., Tiffin
Jackie MacMullan, a television analyst for ESPN and Comcast Sports Net, will be on campus as the keynote speaker for the fall semester. Previously, MacMullan was a columnist and associate editor of the Boston Globe and a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, covering the NBA. Additionally, she has covered the World Series, the Stanley Cup Finals, Olympic Games, Final Four tournaments and NBA Finals. She received several national awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors for investigative reporting and feature writing.
419.448.2168
heidelberg.edu

 

Oct 2, 2014
Sandusky Art Walk
5-8 pm
Various downtown locations, Sandusky
Unique art from 30+ artists, gourmet dining or great bar food options, and eclectic shopping.
419.627.9964

 

Oct 2, 2014; Oct 16, 2014; Oct 30, 2014
Watercolor Painting with Dee Cochran
1-3 pm
Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Please call for a suggested supply list to bring with you to class. Registration is required for each class.
419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 4, 2014
16th Annual Put-in-Bay Fall Ball Customer Appreciation Party
12-9 pm
Island Club, 1490 Put-in-Bay Rd., Put-in-Bay
Free with accommodations at the Island Club
Join over 1,800 people for two days of free food and beverages, live entertainment and great family fun. Many island businesses offer great discounts for party attendees.
419.285.7427
putinbayfallball.com

 

Oct 3, 2014; Oct 17, 2014; Oct 31, 2014
Acrylic and Oil Painting with Kathie Widing
1-3 pm
Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Please bring any supplies you have on-hand. Registration is required for each class.
419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 4, 2014; Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014; Oct 17, 2014 - Oct 18, 2014; Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014; Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014
Boeckling's Banquet
Fri 5:30 pm, Sat 12:30 pm
Cedar Point Amusement Park, 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky
$74.95/person
Enjoy fine dining in the unique setting of the G.A. Boeckling's Eerie Estate haunted house. Gather with other spirits in the main dining room of the Estate and encounter creepy characters and fine food that's to die for! Does not include park admission. Reservations are required; seating is limited.

419.627.2350
cedarpoint.com

 

Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014; Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014; Oct 17, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014; Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014; Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014
Cedar Point's HalloWeekends
Fri 6 pm-12 am, Sat 11-12 am, Sun 11 am-8 pm
Cedar Point Amusement Park, 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky
Coaster thrills combine with spooky chills and monstrous fun for the little ones. It's a family-friendly daytime event (there's even a parade!), but beware of ghouls and terror emerging at night. Special hours October 12, 11 am-10 pm. Please note the Cedar Point is closed during the week.

419.627.2350
cedarpoint.com

 

Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 4, 2014
Clambake Weekend
4-10 pm
1812 Food & Spirits, 102 Madison St., Port Clinton
$32/person (plus ala carte selections)
Clambake includes New England clam chowder, garlic roasted chicken with candied yams, dozen little neck clams, lobster tail dainty, rope of sausage, and corn on the cob (all simmered in a special blend of seasoned broth). Reservations are required.
419.960.7588
1812rosies.com

 

Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 4, 2014; Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014
East Harbor Halloween Campout
East Harbor State Park, 1169 N. Buck Rd. (off SR 269), Marblehead
Fun for all! Have a ghoulish time with a bonfire, dance, scarecrow building contest, campsite decorating contest, a cookout, a seriously spooky haunted house, kid's crafts and games, hayrides and more!
419 734.4424
eastharborstatepark.org

 

Oct 3, 2014; Oct 10, 2014; Oct 17, 2014; Oct 24, 2014; Oct 31, 2014; Nov 7, 2014; Nov 14, 2014; Nov 21, 2014; Nov 28, 2014
Fall Yoga with Linda Green
8:15-9:15 am
Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
419.635.2337
idarupp.org

 

Oct 3, 2014; Nov 7, 2014; Dec 5, 2014
First Friday Fundraiser
10 am-5 pm
Tre Sorelle Cioccolato, 634 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
The first Friday of each month will be dedicated to the community. 10% of the sales on the first Friday will be split between a school and a community organization. Oct 3: Firelands Montessori/Serving Our Seniors, Nov 7: Perkins/Piggyback Foundation, and Dec 5: Sandusky/CASA.
419.502.2462
tresorelleonline.com

 

Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014; Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014; Oct 17, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014; Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014; Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014
Lake Eerie Fearfest
Fri-Sat 7:30-11:30 pm, Sun 7:30-9:30 pm
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
$15/person (Ghostly Manor only), $25/person (all five haunted houses), $25/person (Fast Pass Ghostly Manor), $35/person (Fast Pass all five haunted houses)
Five of the most entertaining Haunted Houses on Lake Eerie! Recognized by The Travel Channel’s “Best Places I’ve Ever Been” series. Rated one of FORBES Top Ten Great Haunted Attractions for 2013.

419.626.4467
lakeeeriefearfest.com

 

Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 4, 2014; Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014; Oct 17, 2014 - Oct 18, 2014; Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014
Terror in the Field
Fri-Sat 7-11 pm
Novotny's Farm Market, at SR 2 and SR 60, Vermilion
$10/adult, $5/child (under 48")
Don't miss this exciting and scary haunted corn maze. Watch every eerie step you take in the field.
440.654.8847
facebook.com/Terrorinthefield

 

Oct 4, 2014
Bras for a Cause 5K Run/Walk
8 am registration, 9 am race
Jefferson Street Pier, N. Jefferson St., Port Clinton
$25 before Sept 29, $30 on race day
Awards for top male and female overall, top male and female runners in each age group, and top three walkers. Bra decorating contest! Bring your decorated bra to display, or wear it while you run! Winners announced immediately following the race. Proceeds to benefit Magruder Hospital Foundation in honor or Mimi Campbell, 25 year Magruder employee and Director of Nursing who lost her battle with cancer in 2010.
419.734.3131
magruderhospital.com

 

Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014
Country Harvest of Antiques and Crafts
Sat 9 am-4 pm, Sun 10:30 am-4 pm
Birmingham United Methodist Church, 15018 South St., Birmingham
$5/adult; children 10 and under are free
For the past 45 years, every first weekend in October, the rolling hills behind Birmingham United Methodist Church come alive with over 100 vendors displaying antiques, crafts, and other uniquely handmade items; attended by over 3,000 folks that enjoy sales, food, and fellowship.
440.965.4653
bumcohio.org

 

Oct 4, 2014; Oct 11, 2014; Oct 18, 2014; Oct 25, 2014; Nov 1, 2014; Nov 8, 2014; Nov 15, 2014; Nov 22, 2014; Nov 29, 2014
Fall Yoga with Donna Lueke
8-9 am
Bodi N Balance, 3936 Harbor Light Landing Dr., Port Clinton
419.341.4110
bodinbalance.com

 

Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014
Harvest Happenings
11 am-5 pm
Osborn MetroPark, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
Free
This event grows every year! Features include a tractor show, children's pedal pull, live animal displays, food vendors, hayrides, pumpkin painting, and more.
419.625.7783 ext. 232
eriemetroparks.org

 

Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014; Oct 3, 2015 - Oct 4, 2015
Hayes Civil War Re-enactment
9 am-5 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland aves., Fremont
$4/adult, $2/child (6-12 yrs)
Mark the birthday of Ohio Civil War hero and 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes by experiencing life during the Civil War. Two hundred costumed re-enactors camp on the grounds of the Hayes estate for this two-day event. Soldiers conduct military drills, chat with visitors and re-create an actual Civil War battle on the lawn in front of the Hayes Home, The highlight is a formal, military graveside service. Veterans, re-enactors, and active-duty personnel also take part in this solemn, observance. Discounted admission offered to the Hayes Home and Museum available.
419.332.2081
rbhayes.org

 

Oct 4, 2014; Oct 3, 2015
Island Wine Festival
11 am-6 pm
Put-in-Bay Winery at the Doller Estate, 392 Bayview Ave., Put-in-Bay
$6/person
Sample more than 400 foreign and domestic wines, including island wines from Heineman Winery and Put-in-Bay Winery, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of good food and excellent wine. Other activities include winery tours and a large silent auction that benefits the Lake Erie Islands historical Society. Sample tickets are $1 and most samples are in the $1-4 range. Purchase a full bottle to take home.
419.285.2832
visitputinbay.com

 

Oct 4, 2014; Oct 11, 2014; Oct 18, 2014; Oct 25, 2014; Nov 1, 2014; Nov 8, 2014; Nov 15, 2014; Nov 22, 2014; Nov 29, 2014; Dec 6, 2014; Dec 13, 2014; Dec 20, 2014; Dec 27, 2014; Jan 3, 2015; Jan 10, 2015; Jan 17, 2015; Jan 24, 2015; Jan 31, 2015; Feb 7, 2015; Feb 14, 2015; Feb 21, 2015; Feb 28, 2015; Mar 7, 2015; Mar 14, 2015; Mar 21, 2015; Mar 28, 2015; Apr 4, 2015; Apr 11, 2015; Apr 18, 2015; Apr 25, 2015; May 2, 2015; May 9, 2015; May 16, 2015; May 23, 2015; May 30, 2015; Jun 6, 2015; Jun 13, 2015; Jun 20, 2015; Jun 27, 2015; Jul 4, 2015; Jul 11, 2015; Jul 18, 2015; Jul 25, 2015; Aug 1, 2015; Aug 8, 2015; Aug 15, 2015; Aug 22, 2015; Aug 29, 2015; Sep 5, 2015; Sep 12, 2015; Sep 19, 2015; Sep 26, 2015; Oct 3, 2015; Oct 10, 2015; Oct 17, 2015; Oct 24, 2015; Oct 31, 2015; Nov 7, 2015; Nov 14, 2015; Nov 21, 2015; Nov 28, 2015; Dec 5, 2015; Dec 12, 2015; Dec 19, 2015; Dec 26, 2015
Live Entertainment
6:30-9:30 pm
Quarry Hill Winery & Orchard, 8403 Mason Rd., Berlin Heights
Live music and fun! Light food menu, wine, beer, and martinis.

419.588.3179
quarryhillwinery.org

 

Oct 4, 2014
Movie: Smurfs 2
10:30 am & 2:30 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
Free
Gargamel is back, and this time he’s sending the Smurfs on a wild adventure through Paris in this globe-trotting sequel to the 2011 hit. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Oct 4, 2014; Nov 1, 2014; Dec 6, 2014
Nature Tots
10:30-11:30 am
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Children ages 3-5 are invited to bring their favorite adult for nature crafts, stories, and outdoor fun. Reservations required.
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Oct 4, 2014
Ohio State Buckeyes Game Watch Party vs. Maryland
Lock, Dock & Barrel, 124 Buckeye Blvd., Port Clinton
Free
Cheer on the Buckeyes and help support the Endowed Scholarship Fund of the Ohio State Alumni Club of Ottawa County. Raffles, food and drink specials, and lots of Buckeye spirit. Everyone is welcome to attend.
419.734.6507
lockdockandbarrel.com

 

Oct 4, 2014
Oktoberfest
1-10 pm
Kelleys Island Brew Pub, 504 W. Lakeshore Dr., Kelleys Island
Featuring a delicious German buffet, live music, food and drink specials, games, and more.
419.746.2314
kelleysislandbrewpub.com

 

Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014
Pumpkin Bash
11 am-5 pm
Burnham Orchards, 8019 SR 113, Berlin Heights
Saturday and Sunday launching pumpkins from a pneumatic pumpkin launcher, benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. Saturday live music by Zach Smith and Hank. Sunday live music by Lance Horwedel. Activities for children, hay rides, scarecrow making, corn maze, pumpkin patch, and more! 

419.588.2138
burnhamorchards.com

 

Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014; Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014; Oct 18, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014; Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014; Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014
Quarry Hill Orchards Weekend Wagon Rides
12-5 pm
Quarry Hill Orchard Market, 8403 Mason Rd., Berlin Heights
Hourly tractor-pulled wagon rides through the orchard and adjacent metropark.

419.588.2858
quarryhillorchards.com

 

Oct 4, 2014; Oct 11, 2014; Oct 18, 2014; Oct 25, 2014
Sandusky Farmers' Market
8 am-12 pm
Corner of Hancock & Market sts., Sandusky
Fresh vegetables and fruits direct from the farm, as well as many other popular items including handmade jewelry, crafts, and homemade candles.
419.357.1939
sanduskyfarmersmarket.org

 

Oct 4, 2014; Nov 1, 2014; Dec 6, 2014
Swampers
1-2:30 pm
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Children ages 6-12 are invited to bring their favorite adult for nature crafts, stories, and outdoor fun. Registration required.
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014; Oct 18, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014
Tiffin Flea Market
9 am-4 pm
Seneca County Fairgounds, 100 Hopewell Ave., Tiffin
Free
Featuring a wide variety of merchandise on display and for sale including antiques, collectibles, furniture, crafts, produce, sports cards, clothing, tools, glass, and much more. Food concessionaires also available and handicap accessible. 300-450 dealers per show. Open rain or shine; no pets allowed in the show area.
419.447.9613
tiffinfleamarket.com

 

Oct 4, 2014
Wine Tasting Dinner Cruise
7:30-9:30 pm
Goodtime I, 101 W. Shoreline Dr. (Jackson St. Pier), Sandusky
$51/person
Enjoy an exquisite dinner and a beautiful Lake Erie sunset. Five one-ounce wine tastings. Each guest will receive a souvenir wine glass. Reservations are required.
800.446.3140
goodtimeboat.com

 

Oct 5, 2014 - Oct 18, 2014
15th Annual Photo Contest Display
9 am-4 pm
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Enjoy the splendor of your federal lands through this annual photo contest display. Categories include birds, wildlife, landscapes, and people.
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Oct 5, 2014
Acoustic Coffee House Sunday
7-10 pm
Slater's Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton
Featuring The Naked Bacon Band.
419.732.2030
slatersmadisonstreetpub.com

 

Oct 5, 2014
Bridal Extravaganza
11 am-3 pm
Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
All you need to make your wedding dreams come true. Sandusky Mall Complex will be your one stop shopping guide for your wedding planning needs.
419.625.8574 ext. 121
sandusky-mall.com

 

Oct 5, 2014; Oct 12, 2014; Oct 19, 2014
Live Entertainment
6-9 pm
Canoe Club Wine Bar, 5831 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
Oct 5: Steve Jad, Oct 12: Electric Duo, and Oct 19: David Lester.
419.960.7030
canoeclubwinebar.com

 

Oct 5, 2014; Nov 2, 2014; Dec 7, 2014
Monthly Bird Survey
8 am
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Join a refuge volunteer and become a citizen scientist the first Sunday of each month. Bring your binoculars and dress for the weather. Meet at the trailhead parking area.
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Oct 5, 2014
Run Like an Animal 5K Trail Run/Walk
9 am
Osborn MetroPark, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
The run will take place during Harvest Happenings! Prizes will be given to each top male and female runners.
419.625.7783 ext. 221
eriemetroparks.org

 

Oct 5, 2014
Youth Waterfowl Hunting Workshop
12 pm
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
This event is geared for the new waterfowl hunter. Learn about waterfowl ID, decoy setups, blinds, boats, and cooking. Registration forms available at the ONWR visitor center and online.
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Oct 6, 2014; Oct 13, 2014; Oct 20, 2014; Oct 27, 2014; Nov 3, 2014; Nov 10, 2014; Nov 17, 2014; Nov 24, 2014; Dec 1, 2014; Dec 8, 2014; Dec 15, 2014; Dec 22, 2014; Dec 29, 2014; Jan 5, 2015; Jan 12, 2015; Jan 19, 2015; Jan 26, 2015; Feb 2, 2015; Feb 9, 2015; Feb 16, 2015; Feb 23, 2015; Mar 2, 2015; Mar 9, 2015; Mar 16, 2015; Mar 23, 2015; Mar 30, 2015; Apr 6, 2015; Apr 13, 2015; Apr 20, 2015; Apr 27, 2015; May 4, 2015; May 11, 2015; May 18, 2015; May 25, 2015; Jun 1, 2015; Jun 8, 2015; Jun 15, 2015; Jun 22, 2015; Jun 29, 2015; Jul 6, 2015; Jul 13, 2015
"Designing a Backyard Grocery Store" Gardening and Plant Weekend Getaway
9:30 am-6 pm
McKenna's Inn Bed & Breakfast, 5714 E. Pittsburgh St., Port Clinton
$99
Event includes a brief lecture and hands-on session on organic garden design, hands-on instruction on how create a space to raise chickens, assortment of plants and seeds, entries for prizes, food, beverages, and more. Reservations required as space is limited.
419.341.6033

 

Oct 8, 2014
Full Moon Kayak Float
The Coupling MetroPark, 11618 SR 13, Milan
Meet at the canoe equipment shed, first parking lot at bottom of hill, for a moon lit paddle on the Huron River. One paddler per kayak, must be age 11 or older and must know how to swim. Registration required; limit 12.

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Oct 8, 2014
VOCA PEOPLE
7:30 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
You won't believe your ears! No instruments. No sound tracks. Only stunning vocal talent. Full of energy and bursting with fun, this international hit features over 70 a cappella and beatbox versions of songs you and your whole family will love. Reservations are necessary.
419.625.8312

 

Oct 9, 2014 - Oct 10, 2014
A Gourmet Clam Bake
Chez François/Touché Wine Bar, 555 Main St., Vermilion
$60/person (tax and gratuity not included)
Chez Francois purchases farm-raised Littleneck Clams from Maine and Prince Edward Island, mussels from Nova Scotia, and lobster and scallops caught of the coast of Massachusetts. Please call for reservations and more information.
440.967.0630
chezfrancois.com

 

Oct 9, 2014
Fall Foliage Hike
10 am
Edison Woods MetroPark, 10186 Ceylon Rd., Berlin Heights
Mother Nature paints such a beautiful picture during fall and it seems to go by so fast so let’s get out there and enjoy it. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Registration not required.
419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Oct 9, 2014
Fall Foliage Hike
6 pm
Castalia Quarry MetroPark, 8404 Sandusky Clyde Rd. (SR 101), Castalia
Mother Nature paints such a beautiful picture during fall and it seems to go by so fast so let’s get out there and enjoy it. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Registration not required.

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Oct 9, 2014; Oct 13, 2014
Fall Sidewalk Sale
Thurs-Sat 10 am-9 pm, Sun 11 am-6 pm
Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Shop at participating stores and find the coolest sales at unbeatable prices!
419.625.8574 ext. 121
sandusky-mall.com

 

Oct 9, 2014; Oct 23, 2014; Nov 20, 2014
Morning Blue Goose Bus Tours
9:30 am-12:30 pm
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Join a ranger and enjoy access to closed areas of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Reservations required.
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Oct 9, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
UNOde50 Trunk Show Event
10 am-5 pm
Ferguson Gallery, 5890 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
A Spanish brand of handcrafted jewelry whose hallmark it its unique and distinctive design.
419.734.0600
fergusongallery.com

 

Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
Murder Mystery Weekend: Island of the Dead
Kelleys Island Venture Resort, 441 W. Lakeshore Dr., Kelleys Island
A weekend long mystery adventure that will take detective teams all across the island searching for clues. Please call for room rates.
419.746.2900
http://kiventureresort.com

 

Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014; Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015
Oktoberfest
Sat 11 am-7 pm, Sun 12-5 pm
DeRivera Park, Put-in-Bay
German-style festival that features German food, hot spiced wine and cold beer. Live polka and German music, German dancers, souvenir apparel, souvenir beer glasses for sale, and great raffle items. This is considered the island's "Homecoming Weekend."
419.285.2832
visitputinbay.com

 

Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014
The Night of the Dead 5K Obstacle/Mud Run Course
Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 8180 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor
$59 before Aug 10, $89 day of race
Zombies, vampires, and werewolves, oh my! Come in costume or not, either way you're going in the mud. Runners receive a race shirt, unique medal, one free beer (over 21), and a lot of Black Swamp mud to take home. Grab a campsite and make a weekend of it. Spactators are welcome.
419.351.0964
adrenalinerushsports.net

 

Oct 11, 2014
7th Annual Pumpkin Festival
11 am-5 pm
Huron Boat Basin, 330 N. Main St., Huron
Free
A great family festival with something for everyone. Enjoy games, entertainment, food, kids' crafts, petting zoo, and more. Don't miss the Barnes Nursery pumpkin drop at 2:30 pm!
419.433.8487
cityofhuron.org

 

Oct 11, 2014
Annual Chili Cook-off
1-4 pm
Kelleys Island Brew Pub, 504 W. Lakeshore Dr., Kelleys Island
Proceeds benefit the Kelleys Island EMS Association.
419.746.2314
kelleysislandbrewpub.com

 

Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
Apple Butter Weekend
11 am-5 pm
Burnham Orchards, 8019 SR 113, Berlin Heights
Apple butter made on site by Elyria Community Methodist Church. Come see a pumpkin cannon launch pumpkins; proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Activities for children, hay rides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, and more!
419.588.2138
burnhamorchards.com

 

Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014; Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014; Dec 6, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014
Fremont Flea Market
Sat 9 am-4 pm, Sun 9 am-3 pm
Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 712 North St., Fremont
419.332.5604
sanduskycountyfair.com

 

Oct 11, 2014
History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert
10-11:30 am
R.B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont
Topic: Fremont's Civil War Doctor John Rice. Please call to register.
419.332.2081ext. 239
rbhayes.org

 

Oct 11, 2014; Mar 21, 2015; Oct 17, 2015
Internet Genealogy I Class
9:30-11:30 am
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland aves., Fremont
$10/adult, $5/student (through high school)
Class attendees will be provided the basics of how to utilize subscription-free genealogy websites in their family-history research. Such Internet resources as the Center's Ohio Obituary Index, along with FamilySearch.org, USGenweb.org, Worldcat.org, Findagrave.com, EllisIsland.org, and other popular sites will be explored in depth. Pre-registration required.
800.998.PRES
rbhayes.org

 

Oct 11, 2014
Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival
9 am-4 pm
Various locations, Marblehead and Lakeside
Day-long event with tours of the Marblehead Lighthouse, Wolcott Keeper's House, food, live entertainment, craft vendors, merchant specials and much more.
419.734.9777 or 866.952.5
themarbleheadpeninsula.com

 

Oct 11, 2014
Magnificent Rachmaninoff 2
7:30 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
2013 Cleveland Piano competition winner Stanislav Khristenko performs Sergei Rachmaninoff's passionate "2nd Piano Concerto," the enduringly popular piece that established the composer's fame in the concerto form.

419.621.4800
firelandssymphony.com

 

Oct 11, 2014
Marblehead Lighthouse Tour
11 am-4 pm
Marblehead Lighthouse, 110 Lighthouse Dr., Marblehead
$2/person
Tours every 15 minutes to the top of the Marblehead Lighthouse, with the last tour beginning 15 minutes before closing time (weather permitting). Museum is opening during all lighthouse tours and entry is free.
419.734.4424 x.2
dnr.state.oh.us/parks

 

Oct 11, 2014
Marblehead Second Saturday Sunset Strolls
5-7 pm
Downtown Marblehead
Participating Marblehead merchants, including shops and restaurants, will extend evening hours the second Sat of each month. Each location will display the Sunset Stroll logo and will have cards to distribute to customers that can be used for discounts and specials at participating merchants. The cards, which will be valid May-Oct, can also be obtained at the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce office, 5681 E. Harbor Rd., Marblehead.
419.734.4402
themarbleheadpeninsula.com

 

Oct 11, 2014
Musical Arts Series: "Quelque Chose"
7:30 pm
Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Port Clinton
$15/adult, students and children are free
Greg Kostraba (pianist), Rico McNeela (violinist), and  Robert Garcia (horn).
419.734.6211

 

Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014; Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015
Oak Harbor Apple Festival
Sat 9 am-11 pm, Sun 10 am-6 pm
Downtown Oak Harbor
Free
Saturday features a grande parade, crowning of Apple Festival Queen, baking contest winners announced, prettiest baby contest, kiddie tractor pull, talent show and bingo at the Portage fire station. Sunday features a car show, 5K run and a "smoke house" at the fire station for the children. A free shuttle runs from the high school parking lot to the Festival. It's a weekend full of fun, food and local entertainment.
419.898.0479
oakharborohio.net

 

Oct 11, 2014
Oktoberfest
Paper Moon Vineyards, 2008 SR 60, Vermilion
440.967.2500
papermoonvineyards.com

 

Oct 11, 2014; Oct 26, 2014
Ottawa Tram Tour
10 am-2 pm & 1-3 pm
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Enjoy searching for wildlife on an open-air tram tour of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Reservations required.
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Oct 11, 2014; Nov 8, 2014; Dec 13, 2014; Jan 10, 2015; Feb 14, 2015; Mar 14, 2015; Apr 11, 2015; May 9, 2015; Jun 13, 2015; Jul 11, 2015; Aug 8, 2015; Sep 12, 2015; Oct 10, 2015; Nov 14, 2015; Dec 12, 2015
Second Saturdays R 4 Kids
11 am-3 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland aves., Fremont
$7.50/adult, $1/child (6-12 yrs)
A hands-on educational series designed for children and their parents/adult companions. Sessions include speakers, special guests, hands-on activities, and a make-it-take-it craft. Attendees can come when they want during the time frame and spend as much time on an activity as they want. Pre-registration is required.
800.998.PRES
rbhayes.org

 

Oct 11, 2014; Jun 13, 2015; Jun 20, 2015; Jun 27, 2015; Jul 4, 2015; Jul 11, 2015; Jul 18, 2015; Jul 25, 2015; Aug 1, 2015; Aug 8, 2015; Aug 15, 2015; Aug 22, 2015; Aug 29, 2015
Wolcott House Tours
11 am-3 pm
Wolcott House, 9999 E. Bayshore Rd., Marblehead
Free
The restored 1820's stone home is the home of the first three keepers of the Marblehead Lighthouse and is maintained and operated by the Ottawa County Historical Society as a living history experience. Docent led or self-guided tours of the house, and self-guided tours of adjacent Wolcott Cemetery. Gift shop open.
419.798.9339
thekeepershouse.org

 

Oct 12, 2014
Big Sit
Sunrise-3 pm
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Celebrate Refuge Week with manager Jason Lewis for his annual BIG SIT at the mouth of Crane Creek along the Estuary Trail. Park at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area.
419.898.0014
fws.gov/midwest/ottawa

 

Oct 12, 2014
The Archaeology of Johnson's Island Civil War Prison
1-2:30 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont
Free
A lecture by Dr. David Bush of Heidelberg University who has spent more than 25 years excavating the prison site. He also discusses the Hayes Museum exhibit Privy to History which he curated. Advance reservation required.
419.332.2081 ext. 17
rbhayes.org

 

Oct 12, 2014
The Ultimate Cleveland Browns Tailgate Cruise
11:30 am
Goodtime I, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky
$20/person
Cruise to Kelleys Island, tailgating the whole way over, to watch the game at your favorite Kelleys Island location. On board enjoy drink specials and pizza as well as live musical entertainment. Reservations can be made by phone. 21 and older only.
800.446.3140
goodtimeboat.com

 

Oct 14, 2014
Evil Dead: The Musical
7:30 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
$30-45/person
The musical comedy sensation takes all the elements of the cult classic horror films, “Evil Dead,” “Evil Dead 2” and “Army of Darkness,” then combines them to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time.
419.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Oct 14, 2014
Photography Adventure Walk
6 pm
Osborn MetroPark - Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
Learn how to take great nature snap shots with our resident “Camera Guy” and photography instructor, Bill Hilty. There will be a presentation about technique followed by a nature hike to try out your newly acquired skills. Ages 16 and up.

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Oct 15, 2014 - Oct 16, 2014
Auditions for MAME and I'm Dreaming of a Broadway Christmas
5:30-7:30 pm
Huron Public Library, 333 Williams Ave., Huron
Caryl Crane Youth Theatre is holding open auditions for its upcoming productions of I’m Dreaming of a BROADWAY Christmas, and MAME. I’m Dreaming of a BROADWAY Christmas performs November 22 & 23 at 2 pm. MAME will be presented February 6-15, 2015. Seeking all ages and types for both productions! Great roles available for actors, singers, dancers and comedians. No experience necessary. Please call for more information.
419.372.0732
firelands.bgsu.edu/ccyt

 

Oct 16, 2014
DaVinci & Michelangelo: Side by Side
7:30 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
Join Mark Rodgers, curator of the DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions from Florence, Italy for a journey through the Italian Renaissance as seen through the eyes of DaVinci and Michelangelo.
877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Oct 16, 2014
Early Evening Kayak Float
4 pm
The Coupling MetroPark, 11618 SR 13, Milan
Meet at the canoe equipment shed, first parking lot at bottom of hill, for a paddle on the Huron River. One paddler per kayak, must be age 11 or older and must know how to swim. Registration required; limit 12.

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Oct 17, 2014; Oct 19, 2014
Bowl-a-thon
Lake Erie Lanes, 4523 Liberty Ave., Vermilion
Six person teams. Fun, food, and fabulous prizes. Please contact Main Street Vermilion for more information and to register.

440.963.0772
mainstreetvermilion.org

 

Oct 18, 2014
"The Wake" at the Round House
Round House Bar, Put-in-Bay
Come mourn the passing of another fun season at Put-in-Bay at the Round House Bar's annual "Wake". Be prepared to dress in black if you want in to attend the festivities. The Round House has sponsored this event for more than 30 years.
419.285.2832
visitputinbay.com

 

Oct 18, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014
51st Annual Open House
11 am-5 pm
Burnham Orchards, 8019 SR 113, Berlin Heights
Watch fresh apple cider being pressed inside our cider mill and enjoy pony rides and camel rides provided by Nature’s Creek Exotic Animals and Petting Zoo. Come see a pumpkin cannon launch pumpkins; proceeds to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Saturday live music by Logan Wells. Sunday live music by The Half Naked Monkeys. Activities for children, hay rides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, and more!

419.588.2138
burnhamorchards.com

 

Oct 18, 2014
Annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat
11 am-1 pm
Columbus Ave., Sandusky
419.627.5942
sanduskymainstreet.com

 

Oct 18, 2014
Boo at the Bay & Pirate Day
12-4 pm
Sandusky Bay Pavilion, 605 E. Water St., Sandusky
$1/person
Participate in pirate and Halloween-related activities, games, bounce houses, crafts, and more.
419.624.0274
sanduskymaritime.org

 

Oct 18, 2014; Dec 13, 2014
Classroom Boating Courses
8 am-5 pm
Ohio DNR Division of Watercraft, 1407 Cleveland Rd. (US 6), Sandusky
$5/person
This boater safety education classroom course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and fulfill Ohio's boater education requirement. Please call to register.
419.621.1402
watercraft.ohiodnr.gov/

 

Oct 18, 2014
History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert
10-11:30 am
R.B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont
Topic: Buckland, Sherman, and Shiloh. Please call to register.
419.332.2081 ext. 239
rbhayes.org

 

Oct 18, 2014
Octogaween
3-10 pm
Various locations, Kelleys Island
Take part in this pub crawl at your own pace. Prize baskets will be given away during a drawing of completed pub crawl forms. Winners need not be present to win. Please call for more information.
419.746.2360
kelleysislandchamber.com

 

Oct 18, 2014
Ohio State University Game Watch Party vs. Rutgers
Lock, Dock & Barrel, 124 Buckeye Blvd., Port Clinton
Free
Cheer on the Buckeyes and help support the Endowed Scholarship Fund of the Ohio State Alumni Club of Ottawa County. Raffles, food and drink specials, and lots of Buckeye spirit. Everyone is welcome to attend.
419.734.6507
lockdockandbarrel.com