24th S.C.R.A.P. kicks off September festivals
Labor Day is upon us marking the unofficial end of summertime, but no worries, there’s a bounty of fun things to do, see and enjoy throughout September and well into the fall.
A local favorite, the Sandusky County Restorers of Antique Power (S.C.R.A.P.) festival kicks off the September festival season. Held Sept. 1 to 3 at White Star Park, SR 300, a mile south of Gibsonburg, the festival includes displays of antique tractors, engines, cars, trucks, motorcycles and farm equipment, along with demonstrations, live entertainment, parades, food, a large flea market, a log cabin exhibit and much more. Visit www. s-c-r-a-p-inc.org or find S.C.R.A.P.Inc.org on Facebook.
• Through Sept. 16 – “The Gilded Age of Haviland China” exhibit, Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. American ingenuity challenged the European bastions of fine china production during the 19th Century as evidenced by this exhibit of some of Haviland’s earliest pieces (1850-1890). www.rbhayes.org.
• Through Sept. 9: “Color Ignited,” Wolfe Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. An exhibition showcasing studio glass created during the past half-century, spotlighting pivotal work by Toledo Workshop participants as well as by major artists working in the medium since then. www.toledomuseum.org.
• Sept. 11-Jan 27, 2013: “Tales of Travel from the President’s Attic,” Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. An exhibit chronicling the world travels of descendants of President Rutherford B. Hayes as evidenced by steamer trunks and other artifacts left in the Hayes Home attic.rbhayes.org
• Sept. 14-16 to Oct. 26-28: HalloWeekends, Cedar Point, Sandusky. Creatures of the night come alive at Cedar Point’s annual celebration of spooks and screams. www.cedarpoint.com.
• Sept. 15-Oct. 31: Fleitz Pumpkin Farm, 7133 Seaman Rd., Oregon. Free mini-corn maze, free kids’ straw bale maze, plus one- and five-acre mazes, hayrides, a Craft Barn, Snack Shack and more. 419-836-7613, www/fleitzpumpkinfarm.com.
• Saturdays and Sundays through-Sept. 23: Live Harness Racing Raceway Park, 5700 Telegraph Rd., Toledo. 419-476-7751 or www.racewayparktoledo.com.
• Fall fun at Country Lane Tree Farm, 3525 N. Bolander Rd., Genoa. Corn mazes, U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, Haunted Hayride, Haunted “Carnevil” Barn, Farm Animal Tour and more. 419-461-1298 or www.countrylanetreefarm.com.
• 2012 Sculpture in the Village, Williams Park, Gibsonburg. The sculptures in the park represent many of the most prominent sculptors from Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Vermont and will be on display for one year for all to enjoy. Admission is free, but the experience is priceless.
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Sept. 1: Butterfly and Bug Festival, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Visit Nature’s Neighborhood from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a day of fun dedicated to the creatures that creep and crawl and float and flutter. Also, live spider feeding, crafts and activities inspired by the zoo’s buggy buddies. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
Sept. 1-3: Milan Melon Festival, Village Square, Milan, O. Rides, games, contests, antique car show, and live musical entertainment, plus a Grand Parade (Sunday). The famous muskmelon ice cream and watermelon sherbet are the must-have treats. www.milanmelonfestival.org.
Sept. 2: Grossman Powersports and Level Performance Race, Fremont Speedway, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson Ave. and North St., Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; racing begins at 7 p.m. 419-333-0478 or www.fremontohspeedway.com.
Sept. 2: Glacial Glimpses, Glacial Grooves, Kelleys Island. Discover one of Ohio’s greatest geological marvels. Kelleysislandchamber.com.
Sept. 2: Bonofest, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 1105 Elliston Rd., Martin, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Featuring a BBQ chicken or ham dinner, raffles, bingo, games, ethnic food and music.
Sept. 2: Glass City Singles Dance, Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland. 734-856-8963 or www.toledosingles.com.
Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25: Senior Discovery Days, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Seniors are treated to free admission, great perks and activities every Tuesday during Senior Discovery Days and great discounts during the rest of the week. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
Sept. 6: Jazz in the Garden, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bring your chairs, blankets, cocktails, food, etc. to enjoy some cool jazz in the garden. www.toledo-garden.org.
Sept. 6: Pemberville Cruisin’ Nights, downtown Pemberville, 5-8 p.m. “Trucking for the Cure,” with You, Me & Steve. Music, givewaways, raffles, food and more.
Sept. 6: Evening Guided Garden Tour, Schedel Garden & Arboretum, 19255 W. Portage River S. Rd., Elmore, 6:30 p.m. Reservations required. $12. 419-862-3182 or www.schedel-gardens.org.
Sept. 7-9: 41st Greek-American Festival, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 N. Superior St., Toledo. A celebration of the Orthodox faith, Greek culture, entertainment, food, pastry and hospitality. www.toledogreekfest.com.
Sept. 7-9: Black Swamp Arts Festival, downtown Bowling Green. More than 100 juried art displays from artists from around the country, plus food, music, kids’ activities and more. www.blackswamparts.org.
Sept. 7-9: Historical Weekend, Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial, Put-in-Bay. The 199th Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie is a celebration of history, art, and music and also a celebration of Perry’s naval victory and nearly two centuries of peace shared by the United States, Canada and Great Britain. A War of 1812 Military encampment all weekend. visitputinbay.com.
Sept. 7-9: Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club 41st Annual Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show & Sale, Stranahan Theater Complex, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. Admission $4/adults and $3/students and seniors over 55. Free admission for Scouts in uniform, military with ID and kids under 12. Free parking. 419-531-8124 or www.toledogemandrockhouhdclub.com.
Sept. 8: Opening Day of the Corn Maze at the Butterfly House, 11455 Obee Rd., Whitehouse. Enjoy the 16-acre corn maze and discover why getting lost means finding fun. whitehousecornmaze.com.
Sept. 8: Fall Beach Cleanup, Magee Marsh Wildlife Beach, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 10 a.m. Free. Lunch sponsored by Friends of Magee Marsh following the cleanup. 419-898-0960 or friendsofmageemarsh.org.
Sept. 8: Grub N` Suds Motorcycle Festival, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Depot Park, Elmore. Sponsored by the Elmore Historical Society and A.B.A.T.E of Ohio Region 7, the festival will feature more than 1,000 motorcycles, a poker run, live bands, bike games and contests with lots of food and beer. www.elmorehs.tripod.com.
Sept. 8: Attic Treasures Lawn Sale and Bake Sale, Historic Brandville School, 1133 Grasser St., Oregon, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Rain date Sept. 15.)
Sept. 8: Butterfly Festival, Kelleys Island Historical Museum, 222-224 Division St. Free. kelleysislandhistorical.org.
Sept. 8: Tank’s Meats Race, Fremont Speedway, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson Ave. and North St., Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; racing begins at 7 p.m. 419-333-0478 or www.fremontohspeedway.com.
Sept. 8: Woodcarver Show, Merry-Go-Round Museum, 301 Jackson St., Sandusky, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See over 20 carvers working on carousel horses, Santas and more. www.merrygoroundmuseum.org.
Sept. 8: Put-in-Bay Fireworks, downtown Put-in-Bay, dusk. An explosive display to celebrate the 199th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie. www.visitputinbay.com.
Sept. 8-9: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson & North, Fremont. Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Over 200 vendors. Free admission and parking. Concessions available. 419-332-5604 or www.sanduskycountyfair.com.
Sept. 8-9: Pioneer Days, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue. Travel back in time as history comes alive. Experience various aspects of life in the 1700s and 1800s. www.lymevillage.org.
Sept. 9: Grandparents Day, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Grandparents are admitted free when they bring their grandchildren to the zoo. www.toledozoo.org.
Sept. 9: 55th Annual Sylvania Arts and Crafts Festival, Lourdes College – Franciscan Theater and Conference Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Featuring more than 300 juried arts and crafts artisans from throughout the country, plus entertainment, an expanded children’s area and more. www.sylvaniachamber.org.
Sept. 9: Peter Navarre Day, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, noon-4 p.m. Visit the Pioneer Garden to celebrate the life of Peter Navarre, a skilled and courageous Indian Scout during the Battle of Lake Erie in the war of 1812. Light refreshment, Kids’ activities, re-enactments and more. www.toledogarden.org.
Sept. 11-16: Celebrate Our Artisans, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Special demonstrations, daily drawings and more. www.saudervillage.org.
Sept. 13-16: Progressive Insurance North American Demo Boat Show Cedar Point, Sandusky. See all the newest powerboats, sailboats and accessories and test drive more than 40 models. Admission to Cedar Point not required. www.cedarpointboatshow.com.
Sept. 14-16: Grugelfest, Park Inn Hotel, 101 N. Summit St., Toledo. Featuring five bands in two venues with four sessions over three days. www.grugelfest.com.
Sept. 14: Zoo Brew, 7-11 p.m., Toledo Zoo. Sample fine microbrews, graze on tasty appetizers and groove to great live entertainment by Skoobie Snaks. Adults 21 and over. Advance tickets required. Tickets are $35 for zoo members and $40 for non-members. Call 419-385-5721, ext. 6001, by 3 p.m. on Sept. 14 to reserve a spot.
Sept. 14: Glass City Singles Dance, Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland. Fantastic T-shirt Night. Open dancing from 8 p.m. to midnight. 734-856-8963 or toledosingles.com.
Sept. 14: All Pro Race, Fremont Speedway, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson Ave. and North St., Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; racing begins at 7 p.m. 419-333-0478 or www.fremontohspeedway.com.
Sept. 14: Uncle Kracker, Headliners, 4500 N. Detroit Ave., Toledo, 8 p.m. www.ticketmaster.com.
Sept. 14: Big Band Dance Party presented by Paramount Elite, Stranahan Great Hall, Toledo, 7-11 p.m. Featuring Jeff McDonald’s Swingmania Orechestra. Door prizes, snacks, cash bar. Free to Paramount members. $5 all others. -1-888-891-0707.
Sept 15: Genoa Street Fair, downtown Genoa. In addition to the local merchants’ displays of wares, enjoy a chili cook-off and pie contest, music, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, Super Cruisin’ car show and bike run. www.genoaohio.org.
Sept. 15: Hike the Dikes, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor. Meet at the Migratory Bird Center at 9 a.m. for the approximately 90-minute walks. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org.
Sept. 15: Annual Brewery Festival: Milan Brew Haha, Milan Historical Museum, 10 N. Edison Dr., Milan, O. Tastings, appetizers, raffles, merchandise, and music. milanhistory.org.
Sept. 15: Ludwig Propane Race, Fremont Speedway, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson Ave. and North St., Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; racing begins at 7 p.m. Info: 419-333-0478.
Sept. 15: Fremont Pigeon Club Pigeon and Young Bird Pigeon Show, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson & North St. 8 a.m. Free admission. Call Larry Gardner at 419-483-3484 or www.sanduskycounty.org.
Sept. 15: Fremont Farmer’s Market, downtown Fremont, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. Vendors selling fruits and vegetables, baked goods, jams, plants and more, along with food and music. Info: www.downtownfremontohio.org.
Sept. 15: Searching Your Ohio Roots Genealogy Class, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Pre-registration required. Cost: $10/adults and $5/students. Info: Nancy Kleinhenz at 419332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.
Sept. 15: New Year’s Eve at the Bay, Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay. Island businesses celebrate the 40th Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration with Monte Carlo street games from 6-11 p.m. visitputinbay.com.
Sept. 15-16: International Festival, Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, 25877 Scheider Rd., Perrysburg. Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun. noon-6 p.m. Featuring coffee house, vendors, pony rides, games, arts & crafts, tours of the center and more. 419-774-3509.
Sept. 16: Wander the Warehouse District, downtown Toledo, noon-4 p.m. The eighth annual tour of amazing urban living spaces, businesses, and art venues. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.ToledoWarehouse.org.
Sept. 16: Black Swamp Blues Society presents Ronnie Baker Brooks, Evolutio (Old Jalapenos), 519 N. Reynolds Rd., 7:30 p.m. $20 in advance & BS members or $25 each or $45 per couple at the door. 419-277-4129.
Sept. 18: Senior Safari, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo. Join the Toledo Zoo and the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio for a fun day focused on seniors. www.toledozoo.org.
Sept. 18: Ladies Night Out, Chateau Tebeau, SR 625, Helena, 7-9:30 p.m. Enjoy a chocolate and wine pairing. Tickets $20. 419-638-5411, chateautebeauwinery.com.
Sept. 22: Oak Harbor Farmer’s Market, Flat Iron Park, corner of Water and Benton streets, 9 a.m.-noon. Shop for fresh, seasonal produce, local crafts and baked goods. Oakharborohio.net.
Sept. 22: Roche de Boeuf Festival, downtown Waterville, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. A fun family festival with crafts, food, business and non-profit vendors, carnival rides, a car show, live entertainment and more. www.watervillechamber.com.
Sept. 22-23: Lake Erie Wing Watch Family Weekend, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor. Lots of free family fun. www.lakeeriewingwatch.com.
Sept. 22-23: Skirmish on the Peninsula, Wolcott Keeper’s House, 9999 Bayshore, Marblehead. Free. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first Ohio land battle of 1812 with an encampment on the Keeper’s House grounds, memorial service and wreath-laying, keynote address, demonstrations and more. thekeepershouse.org.
Sept. 26-29: 35th Annual Apple Butter Making, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, O. Celebrate fall with apple cider pressing and other apple-themed activities as well as homemade apple dumplings, pies and other treats to enjoy. 800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
Sept. 27: Authors! Authors! Series: Stan Lee, Stranahan Theater, 4685 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 7-9:30 p.m. Chairman of Marvel Comics, Lee is known to millions as the man whose superheroes propelled Marvel to its pre-eminent position in the comic book industry. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students. 419-381-8851 or www.toledolibrary.org.
Sept. 28-30: Luckey Fall Festival, Luckey, O. between Krotzer Ave. (SR 582) and Gilbert Road on Adams Street. An old-time fall festival weekend with entertainment, craft and flea markets, antique tractor pulls and displays, steam engine hobo dinner, apple-butter festival and more. www.luckeyfallfestival.com.
Sept. 28-Oct. 26: Lake Eerie Fearfest, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd., Sandusky. Six acres of haunted action including all-new haunted encounters including Darkmare, Caged, Quarantine & Eerie Chateau. www.lakeeeriefearfest.com.
Sept. 29: Fremont Farmer’s Market, downtown Fremont, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. Vendors selling fruits and vegetables, baked goods, jams, plants and more, along with food and music. Info: www.downtownfremontohio.org.
Sept. 29: Kistler Racing Product Champion Night, Fremont Speedway, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson Ave. and North St., Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; racing begins at 7 p.m. 419-333-0478 or www.fremontohspeedway.com.
Sept. 29: Monarch Release, The Butterfly House, 11455 Obee Rd., Whitehouse, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Weather-permitting, hundreds of locally released Monarch butterflies will be released to begin their migration to Mexico. www.butterfly-house.com.
Sept. 29: Smithsonian Magazine: Museum Day Live, Wood County Historical Center and Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green. Participate in this nation-wide event and receive free admission to participating museums and cultural institutions across the country. Museum Day Live! tickets downloadable via Smithsonian.com.
Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30: Senior Discovery Days, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Seniors are treated to free admission, great perks and activities every Tuesday during Senior Discovery Days and great discounts during the rest of the week. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
Oct. 5-6: Nightfall Festival, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Some extra “BOO” has been added to the BOOtanical Garden. Enjoy haunted tours, a spooky pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating, crazy performers, food, and more, but don’t worry – there are plenty of fun, non-spooky activities for the little ones too. 419-536-5566 or www.toledogarden.org.
Oct. 6-7: Hayes Civil War Re-enactment, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mark the birthday of Ohio Civil War hero and 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes by experiencing life during the Civil War. More than 500 re-enactors camp on the grounds of the Hayes estate for this two-day living-history event. 800-998-PRES or www.rbhayes.org.