Fall festivals, HalloWeekends usher in autumn season
• Through Nov. 10: “Perry’s Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie,” Galleries 28 and 29, Toledo Museum of Art. An exhibition of paintings, prints, sculpture, artifacts, letters and music commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, one of the largest naval battles of the War of 1812. www.toledomuseum.org.
• Through Oct. 7: “The War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier” on exhibit, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. In commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the Hayes Museum presents an exclusive exhibit detailing how Northwest Ohio was pivotal in turning the War of 1812 from a defeat to victory. Artifacts and manuscripts from the Hayes Presidential Center Collections, area museums and historical societies and the private collection of Lou Schultz are featured. 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.
|Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry painted in oil on a wood panel by
Gilbert and Jane Stuart.
• Through October: PRIZM Creative Community, a 501 c. 3. non-profit for the arts, Fall Exhibit themed “Places I Have Been” on display at Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., in Perrysburg. Featuring tapestry, quilts and other fiber arts, watercolors, mixed media pieces and more.
• Sculpture in the Village, Williams Park, SR 300, Main Street, Gibsonburg. A walkway path of more than 20 sculptures designed by various artists
• Jazz in the Garden, Thursday evenings through Sept. 12, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bring chairs, blankets, cocktails, food, etc. and enjoy some cool jazz. www.toledogarden.org.
• Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 15: Live Harness Racing Raceway Park, 5700 Telegraph Rd., Toledo. 419-476-7751 or www.racewayparktoledo.com.
• Weekends Sept. 13-15, 20-22 and 27-29: HalloWeekends, Cedar Point, 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky. Scares from mild to wild for the whole family. www.cedarpoint.com.
Aug. 29-Sept. 1: Battle of Lake Erie Tall Ship Celebration, various locations, Kelleys Island. Kelleysislandchamber.com.
Aug. 29-Sept. 2: Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes 2013, various locations in Ohio and Canada. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the major military events of the War of 1812 that took place in the Great Lakes. Tall Ships will dock in the communities of Catawba Island, Port Clinton, Kelleys Island, Middle Bass Island, Put-in-Bay, and in several Canadian ports including Pelee Island, Kingsville, Amhurstburg, and Windsor. There will be a Tall Ship Parade on Sept 1 and a re-enactment of the Battle of Lake Erie featuring the Tall Ships on Sept 2. BattleofLakeErie-Bicentennial.com
Aug. 29-Sept. 1: Red Tail Squadron’s “Rise Above” traveling exhibit dedicated to the Tuskegee Airmen, Erie Ottawa Regional Airport, 3255 E. State Rd., Port Clinton, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. portclintonairport.com.
Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Perch, Peach, Pierogi & Polka Festival, Port Clinton Knights of Columbus, 109 E. Perry St., Port Clinton. Kofc1750.org.
Aug. 30-Sept. 10: Put-in-Bay Historical Weekend, various locations, Put-in-Bay. That celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie history, art and music as well as Perry's naval victory and 200 years of peace among the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. A War of 1812 military encampment and 1,200 Boy Scouts camp at Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial and more. www.visitputinbay.com.
Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Milan Melon Festival, Village Square, Milan, O. www.milanmelonfestival.org.
Sept. 1: Glacial Glimpses, Glacial Grooves, Kelleys Island. Discover one of Ohio’s greatest geological marvels. Kelleysislandchamber.com.
Sept. 1-2: S.C.R.A.P. Antique Tractor & Engine Show, White Star Park cabins, CR 65, Gibsonburg 25th anniversary show will include a flea market, food vendors, antique cars and trucks, entertainment, antique tractor pull Fri., Sat. and sun. Fireworks on Sat. Consignment auction Mon. Free parking lot shuttle. $3. www.s-c-r-a-p-inc.org.
Sept. 3, 10, 17 & 24: 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. 3-6, 10-13: Home School Appreciation Day, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Homeschool families are invited to enjoy discounted admission and special discounts. www.saudervillage.org.
Sept. 5: Pemberville Cruisin’ Night, downtown Pemberville. www.beekersgeneralstore.com.
Sept. 6-8: 43rd 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. 6-8: 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. 6-8: Log & Timber Home Show, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. www.thelogandtimberhomeshow.com/shows/138.
Sept. 7: Peter Navarre 200th Anniversary Celebration, noon-4 p.m., Navarre Park, East Toledo. Opening ceremony at 12:15 p.m. Re-enactors, kids’ activities and Navarre family reunion.
Sept. 7: Grub N` Suds Motorcycle Festival, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Depot Park, Elmore. Sponsored by the Elmore Historical Society and A.B.A.T.E of Ohio Region 7. Bike games, Headless Motorcycle Poker Run, Bike Show, classic rock and roll music, food and drinks and more. www.elmorehs.tripod.com.
Sept. 7: Farmers Market, Logyard, 201 W. Madison St., Gibsonburg, 9 a.m. Free to attend.
Sept. 7: Treasure Island Day, Kelleys Island. Search for hidden treasures in the island-wide garage sale. www.kelleysislandchamber.com.
Sept. 7: Woodcarver Show, Merry-Go-Round Museum, 301 Jackson St., Sandusky, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy free admission to the museum and $1 carousel rides. View wood carvings from 25 wood carvers. merrygoroundmuseum.org.
Sept. 7-8: Pioneer Days, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Travel back in time as history comes alive. Experience various aspects of life in the 1700s and 1800s. www.lymevillage.org.
Sept. 7-8: Rusty Wallace Racing Experience, ARCA/Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo. Ride or drive in a stock car. Racer’s flea market and public flea market in track parking lot 9 a.m,-4 p.m. www.arcaracing.com.
Sept. 8: Peter Navarre Day, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, noon-4 p.m. A celebration of Peter Navarre, a skilled and courageous Indian Scout during the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812. toledogarden.org.
Sept. 8: Grandparents Day and Day of Honor, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Grandparents are admitted free when they bring their grandchildren to the zoo. The zoo will also offer a salute to members of the military and first responder organizations. www.toledozoo.org.
Sept. 8: 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. 8: Park `n Shine Car Show, Oscar Bunch UAW Powertrain Family Park, Jackman Rd., Toledo, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Show time noon-3 p.m. Also see and drive new 2014 General Motors products.
Sept. 10-15: Celebrate Our Artisans, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Special demonstrations, daily drawings and more. www.saudervillage.org.
Sept. 10: 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. For lunch reservations, call 419-382-0624. www.toledozoo.org.
Sept. 12-15: Progressive Insurance North American Demo Boat Show, Cedar Point, 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky. See all the newest powerboats, sailboats, and accessories and test drive more than 40 models. Boat show tickets do not include admission to Cedar Point; admission to the amusement park necessary to attend the boat show. cedarpointboatshow.com.
Sept. 12: Thursday Art Walk, downtown Toledo, 6-8 p.m. Download a map in advance at www.acgt.org and walk, bike or drive to explore Toledo’s vibrant arts center.
Sept. 13-15: Monster Mopar Weekend, Summit Motorsports Park, 1300 SR 18, Norwalk. Summitmotorsportspark.com.
Sept. 13-15: Grugelfest 2013, Park Inn Hotel/SeaGate Convention Centre, 101 N. Summit St., Toledo. Five bands in two venues with four sessions over three days. www.grugelfest.com.
Sept. 13-15, 19-22: Forbidden Broadways Greatest Hits!, Toledo Rep Theatre, 16 10th St., Toledo, a family-friendly Broadway Spooftacular that opens the Rep’s 81st season for two weekends.
Sept. 14: Fall Beach Cleanup, Magee Marsh Wildlife Beach, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 10 a.m. Help make the beach safe for visitors and wildlife. Lunch provided by Friends of Magee Marsh. Free. 419-898-0960, friendsofmageemarsh.org.
Sept. 14-15: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson and North, Fremont, 9 a.m. Indoor and outdoor vendors. Free admission and parking. Hours are Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sept. 14: Johnny Knorr Orchestra: From Broadway to Hollywood, Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd., Sylvania, 7:30 p.m. www.centennialterrace.org.
Sept. 14-15: Daniel O’Donnell: From the Heartland 2013, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 3 p.m. www.danielodonnel.org.
Sept. 14: Annual Brewery Festival, Milan Brew-HaHa, Milan Historical Museum, 10 N. Edison Dr., Milan, 2-5 p.m. Celebrate the town's brewing heritage with its 5th annual beer tasting featuring Ohio-brewed beers. Milanhistory.org.
Sept. 14: Hike the Dikes “Marsh Mammals, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 9 a.m. Meet at the Migratory Bird Center for the approximately 90-minute walks. www.friendsofmageemarsh.org.
Sept. 14: Beginner Genealogy Class, Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Pre-registration required. 419-332-2081, rbhayes.org.
Sept. 14: Marblehead Lighthouse Tour, Marblehead Lighthouse, 110 Lighthouse Dr., Marblehead. $2 per person. Tours offered every 15 minutes between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. dnr.state.oh.us/parks.
Sept. 14: PointFest, Cedar Point-Soak City parking lot, 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky. Enjoy some of the biggest names in Christian music as they rock the stage. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. cedarpoint.com.
Sept. 14: New Year’s Eve at the Bay, various locations, Put-in-Bay. visitputinbay.com.
Sept. 16: Historic Jail and Dungeon Tours, Historic Sandusky Co. Jail, 622 Croghan St., Fremont. Tours last approximately an hour and are fun for people of all ages. Tickets can be purchased at the Sandusky Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau, 712 North St. (the fairgrounds parking lot). Tickets are $2. Tours begin at 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30 and 7 p.m. 419-332-4470.
Sept. 20-21: Toledo Symphony Classic Series: All Rachmaninoff, 8 p.m., Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theatre, 2445 Monroe St. www.toledosymphony.com.
Sept. 20: Glass City Singles Dance & Party, Holland gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., 8 p.m. to midnight. Western Night. www.toledosingles.com.
Sept. 21: Genoa Street Fair, downtown Genoa. Local merchants displaying their wares, chili cook-off/salsa contest, live music, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, Super Cruisin’ Car Show, bike run and more. www.genoaohio.org.
Sept. 21: Harrison Rally Days, downtown Perrysburg, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Parade (10 a.m.), marketplace booths, fine arts, food court and more. www.visitperrysburg.com.
Sept. 21: Maumee Bay Carvers Decoy Show, Magee Marsh, 13220 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 419-898-0960 or maumeebaycarvers.com.
Sept. 21: Half-way to St. Patty’s Day at the Bay, various locations, Put-in-Bay, Parade, Irish foods and beverages and more. www.visitputinbay.com.
Sept. 21: Angelina Ballerina, Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo, 2-3:30 p.m. 419-242-2787, www.valentinetheatre.com.
Sept. 21-22: Fall Plant Sale, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo. www.toledogarden.org.
Sept. 22: The Lettermen in concert, Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, 7 p.m. 877-626-1950, sanduskystate.com.
Sept. 22: Fremont Pigeon Club Annual Young Bird and Small Animal Swap, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson & North, Fremont, 8 a.m. Free. Info: Larry Gardenr at 419-483-3484.
Sept. 22: Color Me Rad 5K Run, University of Toledo, 2801 Bancroft St., Toledo, 9 a.m.-2p.m. www.colormerad.com. Proceeds go to local charities.
Sept. 25-28: 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. 27-29: Luckey Fall Festival, Basic Park, Luckey, 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. 27-Oct. 31: Lake Erie Fearfest, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd. (US 250) Sandusky. Ghostlymanor.com.
Sept. 27: Big Band Dance Party presented by Paramount, Stranahan Great Hall, 7-11 p.m. Featuring music by Swingmania. Free to Paramount members; $5 for otheres. 1-888-891-0707.
Sept. 28: Seasons of Magee, Sportsmen’s Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 10 a.m. What changes are happening at the marsh as the seasons change/ Free. 419-898-0960, friendsofmageemarsh.org.
Sept. 28: Auto Racing – Glass City 200, ARCA/Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo. Silver anniversary of Glass City 200; Late Models-200 laps, plus SP, X Car Invitationals. www.arcaracing.com.
Sept. 28: 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. 30: Jailhouse Rock Dinner Theater, Historic Sandusky Co. Jail, 622 Croghan St., Fremont, 5:30 p.m. An evening of live jailhouse entertainment provided by David Lester, plus a catered meal served “jail style” in the cell block. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Sandusky Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau, 712 North St., Fremont. 419-332-4470.
Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29: 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. 4-5: 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. 5-6: 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.
Oct. 5-6: All Aboard Train Event, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. noon-4 p.m. See model trains, garden scale trains and more. www.saudervillage.org.
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry painted in oil on a wood panel by Gilbert and Jane Stuart.
Oil on canvas painting of Perry’s Victory on Lake Erie by Thomas Birch.