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Things to do this weekend, October 11 – 13

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Are you constantly asking “What’s Happening, Hancock County?” There are plenty of things to do in Findlay and Hancock County this weekend!

Local Farmers’ Markets

Thursday, 4 – 6 p.m. • Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, Findlay
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – Noon • Citizen’s National Bank, Bluffton

Buying local produce has plenty of benefits, and supporting your neighbors is just one of them.  At times, it can be difficult to find produce and goods that are local, but during the summer, you have plenty of opportunities to buy local goods!  Thursdays through October head to Marathon Center for the Performing Arts for the Hancock County Farmers’ Market!  The Hancock County Farmers’ Market is held rain or shine and features locally grown produce and locally made goods, see the vendor directory here!  Saturdays through October plant to visit the Bluffton Farmers’ Market, held in Downtown Bluffton at Citizen’s National Bank, see their vendor information here!

Drop and Date

Awakening Minds Art
Friday, 6 – 8 p.m.

Designed for children ages 4 – 13. This class offers a variety of arts and crafts in a FUN, social, 2 hour class. Let the kids let loose on a Friday night with some art while you enjoy downtown Findlay! This class encourages socialization and independence while fostering self-esteem and creativity. No registration, walk-in only! $10.00 each participant.

Halloween Express

Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc.
Friday & Saturday, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

A non-scary Halloween event at NWORRP featuring a Halloween themed light displays and other displays along the train tracks. The rides will be pulled with Riverside Train, a 1950’s streamliner to offer evening fun for all ages!

Live Music with the IMY2

Friday, 9:30 p.m.

IMY2 will be performing live at the Upper Deck at Alexandria’s. No cover charge.

Saturday Painting Class

Awakening Minds Art
Saturday, 10 a.m.

Children, teens, and adults of all abilities will focus on painting techniques & socialization. Painting on cardstock is $10, canvas Panels are available for an additional $3.  Class is limited to the first 20 participants, walk-in only!

Van Buren Apple Butter Festival

Van Buren School
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Van Buren Lions Club will host its 30th annual Apple Butter Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at Van Buren High School.
The Lions Club will sell homemade apple butter (regular and sugar-free) and will be making ham and bean soup in copper kettles over an open fire. The club will also be collecting old eyeglasses for VOSH, and a children’s eye screening clinic will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
At 3 p.m., the club will raffle off a seven-day trip to Branson, Missouri, with tickets available from any Lions member or at the event. The club will also be selling coupon books.
Vendors inside and outside of the school will sell food, crafts, baked goods and more. The FFA will provide a kids’ area, and the Van Buren Fire Department will bring a fire truck for kids to explore.

Live Music with Trailer Park Ninjas

Saturday, 9:30 p.m.

Trailer Park Ninjas will be performing live at the Upper Deck at Alexandria’s. No cover charge.

Pumpkin Train Rides at NWORRP

Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc.
Saturday & Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m.

Get out and enjoy all that NWORRP has to offer!  Quarter scale trains will be running on Saturdays and Sundays 1 – 5 p.m.  Plus, visit the engine house and museum to see model trains and learn more about train history.  Museum admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children and train rides are included!

Fall in Love Wedding Expo

Hancock Hotel
Sunday, 12 – 3 p.m.

Join us at the Hancock Hotel Sunday, October 13 from Noon-3 p.m. for the Fall in Love Wedding Expo. Plan your wedding all in one place in one day with over 30 local vendors. Attendees have the chance at winning a grand prize valued at over $2,500! Tickets are $10 each and grooms are free.

Fall Freeze – Spooky Skate & Trunk or Treat

The Cube
Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.

Join the City of Findlay Recreation to summons SPOOKY SEASON at our Fall Freeze 2019!
Fun and free activities for the whole family at The Cube. Enjoy trunk or treat (1-3pm), obstacle course challenge, $5 public skate (3:10-5:00pm), crafts and more. Wear your skate-friendly costume for FREE skate rental!

Visit our Museums

Enjoy all that Findlay has to offer by visiting our museums!  While our museums are all open during the week as well, take advantage of their weekend hours and have fun with the whole family.  The Mazza Museum, home to over 11,000 individual children’s book illustrations, is open on Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m. and admission is free.  Find your favorite illustration, read your favorite books, and have fun in the hands-on area as well.  The Children’s Museum of Findlay gives children the opportunity to learn by doing with exhibits representing different industries and activities in Hancock County – like becoming a firefighter, a banker, a farmer. going camping, or taking the stage!  The Children’s Museum is open Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.  Learn more about our heritage – and have fun doing it by visiting the Hancock Historical Museum!  The Historical Museum has a variety of exhibits and buildings dedicated to Hancock County’s history, including a building and transportation room, government center, and more.  The Historical Museum is open on Sundays from 1 – 4 p.m.  The Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center is open 3 – 5 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays.  The Library has exhibits celebrating all cultures around the globe, with a wide variety of educational supplies available to borrow, unique displays, as well as the only location in the world awarded the Smithsonian Institute’s Black Wings exhibit, chronicling the the history of the Tuskegee Airman.

For more information about what is happening in Hancock County, visit our event calendar.  We hope to see you out and about in Hancock County this weekend!