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Things to do this weekend, September 22-24

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!

Area Farmers’ Market

Hancock County Farmers’ Market – Thursday, 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Arlington Farmers’ Market – Friday, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Bluffton Farmers’ Market – Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – Noon

Three opportunities to get your local food fix for the weekend!  Enjoy the Hancock County Farmers’ Market at Marathon Center for the Performing Arts for the rest of the season on Thursday evenings, the Arlington Farmers’ Market in the parking lot of Arlington Cape on Friday evenings, and the Bluffton Farmers’ Market in the parking lot of Citizens National Bank on Saturday mornings to pick up local fruit and vegetables, fresh cut flowers and potted plants, handmade goods, baked treats, and more!

Open Bounce and Field Play

Flashover Indoor Sports and Fun Center
Friday, 5 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 2 – 6 p.m.
Sunday, 2 – 5:30 p.m.
Monday, 2 – 9 p.m.

Bounce on over to Flashover and enjoy time in the bounce house, 8-in-1 activity house, and a 12 foot slide or take part in open field play, a time when the field is open and can be used by anyone for whatever they want to do!  All activities & equipment must be approved by the Flashover Management Staff.  Socks must be worn, cost is $8/bouncer with no charge for non-bouncers.  Check Facebook for schedule changes!

Drop and Date

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

Drop the kids off and enjoy date night in Downtown Findlay!  Every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. participants will enjoy a variety of arts and crafts in a fun, social environment. This class encourages socialization and independence while fostering self-esteem and creativity.  Cost is $10, this event is designed for children ages 4 – 14, walk-in’s only, no reservations.

Public Ice Skating

The Cube
Friday, 8 – 10 a.m. & 7 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, 1 – 2:50 & 7 – 9 p.m.
Sunday, 3 – 4:50

Bring the whole family to The Cube for some ice skating fun!  Admission is $5 and Skate rental is $3.  Don’t forget, The Cube is cash only.  Come and Ice Skate at the COOLEST place in town!

Bluffton Fall Festival

Village of Bluffton
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Join the fun in Bluffton by taking part in the Bluffton Fall Festival! The day is full of fun activities to be enjoyed by all ages. Each stop during Bluffton Fall Festival offers something different. Great food, interesting crafts, live music, kids games & activities and more! Stop by one or all of the locations that interest you and take advantage of the complimentary bus for added convenience.

Reaching Women Conference

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Reaching Women will welcome Allison Allen & Vicki Courtney in Findlay at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.  Join us for this one-day interdenominational women’s conference designed to provide spiritual growth and Christian fellowship to women of all ages including teenage girls.  See the schedule for the day online.  Limited tickets are still available!

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Blanchard Valley Hospital
Saturday, 9 a.m.

Head out to support a great cause!  Whether you choose to run, cheer on the survivors and runners, or peruse the sponsor area, the Komen Race for the Cure is a great way to kick off a busy day in Hancock County!

Fall Colors on Horseback

Triple T Western Bed and Breakfast
Saturday, 9:30 & 10:45 a.m.

Enjoy the beautiful colors of autumn on horseback at the Triple T Ranch!  The 45-minute guided trail ride on well-trained horses accommodates new, beginning, or experienced riders who want to enjoy over 10 acres of incredible beauty.  Rides begin with safety and riding instruction by experienced staff and includes practice time to get comfortable in the saddle. Specializing in new and beginning riders, Triple T Ranch has been featured in Ohio Magazine and was recently voted as the “Findlay area favorite for horseback riding”.  Register with Hancock Parks by the Friday before the ride!

Fall Open House

Geckle Orchard and Homestead Fall Farm
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sundays, Noon – 6 p.m.

It is finally Fall!  Celebrate the season with a visit to the Homestead Fall Farm and Geckle Orchard.  For four weeks in September and October these farms open their gates and invite you to pick pumpkins, tour the orchard and cider press, play putt-putt, go on wagon rides,  and have fun on the farm.  While having fun you’ll also have the opportunity to purchase homegrown goods from each farm, including pumpkins, apples, cider, apple butter, fall decorations like corn stalks, gourds, and more.  Plus, this Sunday is Homestead Fall Farm’s Customer Appreciation Day!  There will be free pony rides from 1 – 5 p.m., food and craft vendors, face painting, plus their regular activities.  Learn more on their facebook pages! and…

Painting Class

Awakening Minds Art
Saturday, 10 a.m.

For all ages of all abilities, join us to create an AMAzing masterpiece! Instructors will guide you through a step by step process to creating your very own painting. Canvas is available for purchase: $3 per panel and the cost for the class is $10

Pumpkin Train

Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc.
Saturday & Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.

Rides on the Pumpkin Train at Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation are off and running on Saturdays and Sundays until October 22! Rides are only $2 for adults and $1 for children. There is an additional charge for pumpkins, but a purchase is not required to ride the train!

Oktoberfest Findlay

Broadway – Downtown Findlay
Saturday, 2 – 10 p.m.

Celebrate Hancock County’s German Heritage by attending the third annual Oktoberfest in Downtown Findlay! There will be authentic German food and libations, live polka music and dancing, competitions, kids activities, and so much more.  See the complete schedule at, where you can also sign up for the different competitions!

Enjoy Live Music in Findlay and Hancock County

There are plenty of spots to tap your toes to live music in Findlay and Hancock County.  Whether you’re looking for a place outdoors to enjoy tunes and sunshine, or looking for an indoor place to enjoy, Findlay and Hancock County have you covered!

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!