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Upcoming Events for Ohio
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Now through September 20 Akron
Stan Hywet Hall
Guests on the estate are in for an extraordinary experience with a display throughout the gardens of 32 magnificent glass installations by noted glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith. Glass installations in Bloom will be showcased in light during Twilights and Flashlights, special evening garden tours Aug. 21-22, 27-28 and Sept. 3-4. Visit stanhywet.org or call 330-836-5533.
Now through September 10 Toledo
Jazz in the Garden
Toledo Botanical Garden
Enjoy cool jazz and warm nights in the garden every Thursday. Bring your blankets and chairs and pack a picnic or buy some food by PoMo’s ribs. Ice cream and non-alcoholic drinks will also be for sale. Visit toledogarden.org or call 419-536-5566.
August 14-15 Reynoldsburg
Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival
Annually, for the past 50 years, the citizens of Reynoldsburg have organized the Tomato Festival in celebration and remembrance of a 1965 proclamation from the Franklin County Historical Society naming Reynoldsburg as the birthplace of the commercial tomato. Each year the festival draws thousands of people from all over the state who want to enjoy homegrown family fun through tomato displays and contests, concessions, arts and crafts exhibits, live musical entertainment, children’s activities and the opportunity to meet the friendly people of Reynoldsburg. On Friday from 4-10 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Visit reynoldsburgtomatofestival.org or call 614-866-4888.
August 15-16 Marysville
Greater Columbus Dahlia Society Show,
The Greater Columbus Dahlia Society hosts its 50th Anniversary Dahlia Show; see the best growers in the country display hundreds of dahlia blooms and floral arrangements for the two days. Saturday, Aug. 15 from 1 to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. Held at the Marysville YMCA, 1150 Charles Lane, Marysville OH 43040. Visit columbusdahlias.com.
August 16 Columbus
A perennial favorite. Join us for a dinner crafted by local luminaries featuring food grown here and by select central Ohio producers. From 5-9 p.m. Costs adults $75, seats are limited. Visit jorgensen-farms.com to register or call 614-855-2697.
September 1-20 • Akron
Stan Hywet Hall
Guests are in for an experience with a display throughout the gardens of 32 magnificent glass installations by noted glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith. Glass installations in Bloom! will be showcased in light during Twilightsand Flashlights, special evening garden tours Aug. 21, 22, 27, 28 and Sept. 3 and 4. Visit stanhywet.org or call 330-836-5533 for hours and admission.
September 3 and 10 • Toledo
Jazz in the Garden
Toledo Botanical Garden
Enjoy cool jazz and warm nights in the garden. Thursdays a local Jazz musician or group will perform live. Bring your blankets and chairs and pack a picnic or buy food by PoMo’s ribs. Ice cream and non-alcoholic drinks will also be for sale. Visit toledogarden.org or call
September 11-13 • Albany
17th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival
This fun educational community event celebrates one of North America’s native fruit trees, the pawpaw (Asimina triloba). Often compared to banana, the pawpaw is considered the state fruit of Ohio. Enjoy learning about the rich history and future possibilities of the pawpaw through foods, entertainment, arts and crafts and local businesses throughout southeastern Ohio and beyond. Friday 4 p.m. to midnight, Saturday 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weekend passes cost $20, day passes cost $10, kids 12 and under are free, Visit ohiopawpawfest.com or call 740-698-6060.
September 12 • Newark
Ohio Sustainable Landscapes Symposium
Do you want to be a part of restoring Ohio’s native landscapes? Looking for native plants and trees for your garden? This event offers nurseries specializing in native plants, experts in eco-landscaping, practical techniques for creating sustainable landscapes, and several hands-on workshops to choose from. Registration cost $65, $55 for members. Lunch included in registration fee. Call 740-323-2355 or visit dawesarb.org.
September 19 • Reynoldsburg
Outdoor Fairy Garden class
Create your own unique mini garden for outdoors. Class fee includes instruction and Fisher’s potting soil. Container, plants and garden embellishments extra. From 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., free with garden admission, no registration required. Call 614-861-5700 or visit fishersgardens.com.
September 19 • Toledo
Fall Plant Sale
Toledo Botanical Garden
Stock up on great varieties of plants for your garden and support the Toledo Botanical Garden. From10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit toledogarden.org or call
September 22-24 • London
Farm Science Review
Molly Karen Farm
This is one of Ohio’s premier agricultural events and in the middle of all the activity is the Utzinger Memorial Garden. This was named after Dr. Utzinger, a former professor at Ohio State University. The gardens are maintained by the Master Gardeners of Clark County. During the show, there are programs taking place every hour beginning at 10 a.m. and going until 2 p.m. A variety of topics are presented from fungi to berry growing. Ask the Master Gardeners your gardening questions. Thursday is grilling day with locally grown produce cooked by a local caterer for you to sample. Visit fsr.osu.edu or contact OSU Extension Clark County at 937-521-3860.
September 26-27 • Barberton
Barberton Mum Fest
Lake Anna Park
Lake Anna Park will explode with 20,000 colorful chrysanthemums at the 25th annual Mum Fest. The event includes water ski shows, canoe races, ice and sand sculptors, entertainment and food vendors. Free admission. Sponsored by the City of Barberton Beautification Program, Aris Horticulture and the Barberton Community Foundation. Contact Lisa McLean at 330-848-6653 or email email@example.com.
October 2-3 • Cambridge
Cambridge October Fall Festival
Historic Downtown Cambridge
Celebrate the fall season with your favorite traditions. Activities include a street fair of craft vendors, music, dancing, a beer garden and a new car show. Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., call 740-439-2238.
October 3- November 15 • Columbus
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Nationally exhibited artists from Villafane Studios carve humorous, weird and wild characters and display them in theCardinal Health Gallery. Monday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission cost $13. Visit fpconservatory.org or call
October 16-18 • Coshocton
Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival
Historic Roscoe Village
Host to a wide variety of artisans and crafters, this invitational festival celebrates the sights, sounds and scents of autumn. Smell fresh apple butter simmering over an open fire as you stroll through the street to the tunes of bluegrass, country, gospel and tunes from days gone by. You’ll find unique contests to enter, outdoor demonstrations and strolling characters. Special feature includes a Spirit of Roscoe tour, and lots of children’s activities. Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., call 800-877-1830 or visit roscoevillage.com.
October 17 • Cleveland
Rustic Twig Furniture Workshop presented by Bim Willow
Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Bim Willow is an artisan and author on rustic willow furniture. He will introduce the history of this art and will guide participants in building their own artistic creation for their garden. Choose your project at the time of registration. Bring a hammer,pruners and leave with finished furniture — no prior building experience required. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visit cbgarden.org.
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