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Celebrate fall in all its glory at October festivals, events
Written by Tammy Walro   
Friday, 03 October 2008 15:25
Ongoing: “Patterns from the Past: Quilts of Northern Ohio,” Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, corner of Hayes & Buckland avenues.
Sculpture in the Village, Williams Park, SR 300 just north of SR 600, Gibsonburg. A juried outdoor sculpture exhibit with over 25 of the Midwest’s best sculptors displaying works in bronze, stone, steel, marble, granite and more.
Oct. 4-5: All Aboard Trains at Sauder Village, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold.
Oct. 4-5: Hayes Civil War Encampment, Hayes Presidential Center, corner of Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. step back in time to the days of America's Civil War. Hundreds of re-enactors camp on the grounds of a presidential estate for this two-day event featuring three re-enactments of the Battle of Opequon Creek, period entertainment, demonstrations, food and wares.
Oct. 5: Black Swamp Festival, 1-5 p.m., Pearson Metropark’s Packer-Hammersmith Center, Oregon. 1-5 p.m. Spend a day celebrating the Great Black Swamp at a free family festival with crafts, wigwam demonstrations, artisans, woodcarvers, spinners, basket weavers, and entertainment. Autumn Adventure walk begins at 1:30 p.m. Seasonal refreshments available for a nominal charge.
Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28: Senior Discovery Days, Toledo Zoo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Seniors receive free admission each Tuesday, plus a free coffee and mini-muffin each weekday in the Timberline Bakery, located in the North Star Gift Shop.
Oct. 9: Psychic Tea, 7 p.m., Wood County Historical Museum, 1366o County Home Rd., Bowling Green. Receive a personal aura reading from a bona fide spiritualist minister and hear Infirmary and local ghost stories. Light refreshments. Reservations: 419-352-0967.
Oct. 11-12: 30th Annual Oak Harbor Apple Festival, downtown Oak Harbor. Grand parade, entertainment, 5K Apple Run, youth football game, and apple treats in may delicious forms.
Oct. 11: Fall on the Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Step back in time and help prepare the farm for the winter ahead with such activities making noodles, butter and cornhusk dolls to decorating pumpkins, pressing apples for cider, exploring a straw tunnel and harvesting sunflower seeds and vegetables from the garden.
Oct. 11: Octoberfest `08 in the Warehouse, Huron Street downtown Toledo between Monroe and Washington. 3 p.m.-midnight. Free admission 3-5 p.m.; $5 after 5 p.m. German music, food and more. 419-418-2339.
Oct. 11-12: Flea Market, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont. Over 200 vendors. Free admission. Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Oct. 12: Grand Rapids Applebutter Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., downtown Grand Rapids.
Oct. 12: Fall Family Festival & Scarecrow Contest, noon-4 p.m., Toledo Botanical Garden, Elmer Drive, Toledo. A variety of free activities including Clydesdale-pulled hayrides, art activities for kids, scarecrow-making, a Pumpkin Grove, live entertainment, fall decorating presentations, garden tours and more.
Oct. 15: Beginner Genealogy Class, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. Learn the basics of genealogy in the Hayes Research Library. Pre-registration required. 800-998-7737/
Oct. 16: Preschool Pioneers: Revolutionary War Days, Oct. 16, 10-10:45 a.m., Pearson Metropark, Packer-Hammersmith Center, Oregon. Bring your 3- to 5-year-old to explore what it was like to be a child during the Revolutionary War. Children will hear a story and make patriotic tea to take home. Parent participation required; class size limited. 419-407-9700.
Oct. 25: Pemberville’s Autumn Fest on the River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., downtown Pemberville. Historical re-enactments, living historians, specialty foods, demonstrating artisans, a craft show at the American Legion Post and more. Sponsored by the Pemberville Freedom Area Historical Society. 419-287-4305.
Oct. 25: Racers Swap Meet, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson and North, Fremont. New and used racing parts & equipment available. Inside and outside vendors. Heated buildings.
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