Written by Tammy Walro
August 01, 2008
Aug. 3: Dog Days of Summer Festival, noon to 6 p.m., Little Sisters of the Poor, Oregon. The 4th Annual Dog Days of Summer Festival is bringing back the summer fun for pooches and the people who love them. In addition to the popular "Pooch Parade" and "Nun-Better" dog biscuits, the festival will feature chicken dinners, kids' games, doggie Olympics, live music, raffles, a bake sale and a gift shop. Bring your dogs to walk in the parade, or showcase them in their own float. Dogs are not required. 419-698-4331
Aug. 7-10: 25th Northwest Ohio Rib-Off, Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee. Thursday 4 to 11 p.m.; Friday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 11:30 am. to 6 p.m. A taste of Hog Heaven prepared by the best local and national grill masters. Entertainment by a number of the area’s best bands, plus kids’ activities, and more. www.dotoledo.org.
Aug. 7: Pemberville’s Cruisin’ Nite, downtown Pemberville. 5 to 8 p.m. Free registration. Classic cars, food, strolling entertainment, `50s and `60s music, shopping and more. 419-287-3236.
Aug. 8: Music in the Park, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friendship Park, 37975 Cummings Rd., Millbury. Featuring Frank Sutherland Band (country music). Hot dogs, brats, root beef floats and pop available. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music.
Aug. 8-9: Ohio’s South of the Border Festival, Perrysburg Heights Community Park, Perrysburg. Friday 5 p.m. to midnight; Saturday 2 p.m. to midnight... Music, food, dancing, rides and games, raffles, kids’ games, free parking and shuttle from Perrysburg High School. 419-874-4529.
Aug. 8-9: Lake Township Friendship Day, Friendship Park, 27975 Cummings Rd., Millbury. Police auction, food, Power of Yesteryear, kiddie tractor pull and fishing derby, Civil War living history, antique appraisals and more.
Aug. 13-16: Pemberville Free Fair, downtown Pemberville. Contests, rides, a parade, entertainment food and good old-fashioned family fun. www.pembervillefair.org.
Aug. 13-16: 12th Annual Traditional Rug Hooking Week, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. www.saudervillage.org.
Aug. 15: Music in the Park, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friendship Park, 37975 Cummings Rd., Millbury. Featuring Bill Genson’s Dixieland Bank. Hot dogs, brats, root beef floats and pop available. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music.
Aug. 15-16: Maumee Summer Fair/Taste of Maumee. Live bands and area restaurants serving tantalizing foods Friday; Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday. Saturday from 100 arts and craft booths, we feature a variety of entertainment on various stages, a new kid's fun zone & classic car show. www.dotoledo.org.
Aug. 15-17: National Tractor Pulling Championships, Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 Poe Rd. Bowling Green. This is the world’s largest outdoor pulling event. Five sessions of premier truck and tractor pulling on two tracks featuring over 250 pullers competing in 11 different classes. www.pulltown.com.
Aug. 17: 34th Annual Birmingham Ethnic Festival, Consaul Street between Front and Milford in Toledo’s Birmingham neighborhood. Noon to 9 p.m. A celebration of the community's ethnic heritage, featuring Hungarian and ethnic foods, arts and crafts, exhibits, cultural displays, music, dance and entertainment. St. www.birminghamethnicfestival.org.
Aug. 19-24: Sandusky County Fair, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. Featuring Craig Morgan in concert, Fremont Speedway Truck races, Brews Brothers Demo Derby and more. Sanduskycountyfair.com.
Aug. 19: St. Stephen’s Church Festival, noon to 10 p.m., St. Stephen’s Church, 1880 Genesee St. www.dotoledo.org.
Aug. 22-24: German-American Festival, Oak Shade Grove, Oregon. Northwest Ohio’s oldest ethnic festival featuring non-stop music & entertainment. Shop at the Import Haus, dance or watch the stone-throwing contest. Enjoy traditional and modern German music, German-American foods and baked goods, continuous entertainment, children's look alike Hummel contest, and more. www.gafsociety.org/fest.htm.
Aug. 23: Toledo Antique & Classic Boat Show, International Park, Toledo. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 35 wooden and vintage boats from the 1920s to the 1960s will be on display, both in the water and on land. 419-255-BOAT.
Aug. 23: Barbershop Sing & Vintage Baseball Game, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. www.saudervillage.org.
Aug. 26: Genoa Super Cruise-In, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Main Street, downtown Genoa. Cash prizes, food and oldies music and trivia games with Cruisin’ Zeake & His Oldies Machine.
Aug. 30-31: Perch, Peach, Polka and Pierogi Festival, Madison Street, Port Clinton. Peach treats, polka lessons and pierogi-eating contest.
Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Sandusky County Restorers of Antique Power (S.C.R.A.P.) Festival, White Star Park, Gibsonburg, two miles off Route 6. Crafts, music, displays and demonstrations, tractor-pulling, flea market and more. Get more details at www.s-c-r-a-p-inc.org.
Aug. 30-Sept. 1: RiverFest & Fireworks, International and Promenade parks, downtown Toledo. Multi-day event, encompassing both sides of the Maumee River in International and Promenade Parks.
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