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Things to do this weekend, Oct. 20-22

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!

Shrek Jr.

St. Michael’s School Auditorium
Thursday & Friday, 7 p.m.

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.  Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children, available in the parish office or at the door.

Bad Seed

Fort Findlay Playhouse
Thursday – Saturday, 8 p.m.

The Bad Seed is a 1954 play by American playwright Maxwell Anderson, adapted from the novel of the same name by American writer William March.  The scene is a small Southern town where Colonel and Christine Penmark live with their daughter, Rhoda. Little Rhoda Penmark is the evil queen of the story. On the surface she is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, loved by her parents, admired by all her elders. But Rhoda’s mother has an uneasy feeling about her. When one of Rhoda’s schoolmates is mysteriously drowned at a picnic, Mrs. Penmark is alarmed. For the boy who was drowned was the one who had won the penmanship medal that Rhoda felt she deserved.  Limited Tickets still available!


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.

Acrylic Painting Class

Findlay Art Leagure
Friday, 6 – 8 p.m.

During the third Friday of each month, these acrylic painting classes offer step-by-step instruction for any skill level.  This class is for those 16 and older and this month’s subject will be a scarecrow.

Riverside Halloween Express Rides

Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy a Fall evening at Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation!  For families, enjoy a ride on the Riverside Halloween Express, a non-scary Halloween Train ride is perfect for Halloween fans of all ages.  Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children.  For daytime family fun, check out the Pumpkin Train!

Classic Movie Night

Hancock Historical Museum
Friday, 7 p.m.

Enjoy a classic movie at the Hancock Historical Museum. This month’s movie is “The Uninvited” starring Ray Milland & Ruth Hussey.  Historical information before and discussion after. Popcorn and refreshments provided, BYOB. Free to the public. Call 419-423-4433 for more information.

Public Ice Skating

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

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!

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!

Self Guided Fall Float Trips

Riverside Park’s Zonta Landing
Saturday & Sunday, 1 – 3 p.m.

Get a new perspective on Hancock County, on the river! These trips offer a beautiful view of the fall color in Hancock County and are self guided. Adults and youth age 16 to 17 (youth under the age of 16 are welcome to participate but must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older). Participants must have the ability to swim.  Watercraft availability includes canoes and kayaks. Float trips begin and end at Zonta Landing at Riverside Park. Canoeists and kayakers have the opportunity to enjoy the late summer green and early autumn brilliance along the Blanchard River as they paddle upstream past the Country Club’s golf course, Eastpoint Area, and Vogelsong Conservation Area to the State Route 568/Sandusky Street Bridge and back. The trip takes approximately 2 hours.  Registration is open until 4:30 PM on the Friday before each trip. Fee is $10.00 per person with signed Assumption of Risk/Liability Release/Waiver of all Claims form and/or a Parental Consent form, if applicable.

Fall Fest

Benton Ridge Community Park
Saturday, 4 – 8 p.m.

Join Good Shepherd UMC for great chili, exciting games, a rustic bonfire complete with s’mores and hot chocolate and, most of all, a loving family atmosphere. This event is free!


Hancock Historical Museum
Saturday, 5 – 8 p.m.

Halloween fun for all ages, including crafts & games, tours of the “haunted” Hull House, and season treats! $1.00 per person.

Trick-or-Treat Halloween Express

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

All aboard the Halloween Express! Enjoy this nighttime ride and for this special date come dressed in your Halloween costume to go trick-or-treating at NWORRP!  Take a train ride on our quarter scale Riverside Train through the museum grounds that are decorated for Halloween.  Keep an eye out for the ghosts, giant pumpkins, and other characters of the night, plus the several treat stations! Recommended for families with children of all ages.  Rides are $2 for adults and $1 for children!

Meditation and Tea

Downtown Yoga
Sunday, 2 – 3 p.m.

Relax with guided mediation, followed by delicious tea and conversation!  Join downtown YOGA and Cracked Pot Tea Shop for an hour of meditation to reduce stress and anxiety, followed by a healing, relaxing tea.  Everything needed will be provided!  The cost is $10 and register on the MindBody App or call to reserve your spot, 567-429-1878.  See the flyer here!

Celebrate Halloween!

It’s Halloween in Hancock County!  Make plans to attend holiday themed events, attend the Halloween Parade, and go trick-or-treating!

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!