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Things to do this weekend, September 24-26

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

Findlay: Thursday, 4 – 6 p.m., MCPA Parking Lot
Bluffton: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – Noon, Citizen’s National Bank

Stock up on your favorite local homemade goods, produce, freshly cut flowers, and more while visiting the local farmers’ markets!  Visit the Hancock County Farmers’ Market in Downtown Findlay every Thursday afternoon and the Bluffton Farmers’ Market in Downtown Bluffton every Saturday morning!  Learn more about these and all the best spots to get farm fresh food here!

FCS Homecoming Parade

Lincoln St. to South Main to Donnell Stadium
Friday, 5:30 p.m.

Cheer on the Trojans during the annual Homecoming Parade!  The Homecoming Parade will travel from the former Lincoln school, located on Lincoln Street, to South Main Street before traveling south and ending at Donnell Stadium.  Following the parade will be the football game versus Fremont Ross.  Tickets for the game can be purchased here.  Go Trojans!

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure


The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is back in Findlay!  This year’s race will take place virtually.  Celebrate at home or at the gym in support Susan G. Komen!  Register as an individual, register your team, or donate here

Johnny Appleseed Days

Ghost Town
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Head to Ghost Town for Johnny Appleseed Days!  There will be over 50 craft, antique and artisan vendors, in addition to activities for the whole family.  Plan to enter the Apple Pie contest at Noon both days, take part in an interactive scavenger hunt for kids, ride the barrel train, view the Cider press, learn to make leather bracelets making, watch the Millstream Woodcarvers create their work, and so much more.  Plus, there will be a family friendly square dance on Saturday from Noon – 2 p.m. and live music both days.  Tickets available at the gate $5 adults $3 for kids.

Barre by the Bar

Ryse Fitness
Saturday, 10 a.m.

Gather your girlfriends, put on your favorite workout outfit, barre socks or sneakers, and head Ryse Fitness Studio!  If you haven’t taken a barre class before, do not worry as this class is for beginners and advanced students- modifications will be given.  Afterwards the class will be visiting Vivir Modern Mexican for a special “RYSE” margarita.

Pumpkin Train

Saturday & Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m.

Where else can you get a pumpkin that rides the rails!  NWORRP’s quarter scale trains take you on a ride to the pumpkin patch to find that special pumpkin.  Load it on the train’s flatcar and you and your pumpkin take one more trip around the track to return to the station.  Make sure to enjoy the other games, decorations, and family friendly activities throughout the museum during your visit.   Pumpkin purchase not required, feel free to just ride the train!  There is an additional charge for pumpkins.


Main Street – Downtown Findlay
Saturday, 2 – 10:30 p.m.

Celebrate local German heritage at the 7th annual Oktoberfest in downtown Findlay! This family-friendly festival has become one of the largest single-day events in Hancock County. It includes live traditional German music and entertainment, a variety of contests, authentic German food from vendors like Schmidt’s Sausage Haus, the Kinderplatz Kid Zone and a selection of more than 40 domestic and German beers!  Check out this year’s entertainment and view the complete schedule here.  See Oktoberfest’s beer and food lineup on Oktoberfest’s website or find and subscribe to Oktoberfest Findlay on UnTappd!  Cost: Admission is $5 for 21 and over, $3 under 21.

Triage: A 24 Hour Theatre Experience

University of Findlay’s Egner Center
Saturday, 8 p.m.

The University of Findlay is proud to present Triage: A 24 Hour Theater Experience!  Triage will be an original work created by students, as they produce, direct, write, and perform a theatre production in 24 hours. Friday night, at 8pm, students will receive a theme to jumpstart their 24-hour project. After the theme is received, students will collaborate with each department of the theater program, from costuming, sets, and tech, to create their original work. There will be a talk-back after the performance to discuss the creative process.  This event is free to UF Faculty, Staff, and Students.  Admission is $8 for community members.  Purchase tickets here.  UF Students, Faculty, and Staff please use coupon code sent from the university.  Masks are required for audience members attending all University of Findlay performing arts events on the UF campus.

Little Red Schoolhouse Open House

Little Red Schoolhouse
Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.

Join the Hancock Historical Museum this Sunday, September 26th, for an open house at the Little Red Schoolhouse.  The Little Red Schoolhouse is located at 8884 County Road 236.  Experience what it was like to attend school in a one room school house with a historical interpreter. This event is free and open to the public.

UMC Fall Festival

Mt. Cory UMC’s Bethel Family Life Center
Sunday, 2 – 4 p.m.

Take part in community fun with Pleasant View and Mount Cory UMC’s annual Fall Festival!  There will be a craft and bake show, fun and games for all ages (including a gaga ball pit!) Romick’s Train, and more.  The Fall Festival will take place 2 – 4 p.m. at the Mt. Cory UMC’s Bethel Family Life Center.  See the flyer here!

Ongoing Fun

There is plenty of fun to be had every weekend in Findlay and Hancock County!  Check out these events and activities that will take place every weekend.

Get creative with Painters’ Pottery

Let your imagination go wild at Painters’ Pottery – and create a keepsake while you’re at it!  Painters’ Pottery is open Thursday – Sunday with varied hours, call-ahead reservations are strongly recommended, but walk-in’s are welcome when available.  Check Facebook for that day’s hours!  Simply pick out your piece of pottery, your paints, and create!  Take-home kits are available as well.

Learn through playing at Children’s Museum of Findlay

Pack the kids up and head to Children’s Museum of Findlay for hours of imaginative play!  Children can be firefighters, teachers, vets, go grocery shopping or camping, climb (and jump!), and so much more.  The Children’s Museum of Findlay is open Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, Noon – 4 p.m.

Visit our Area Art Galleries

Findlay is teeming with the arts!  Enjoy our local art galleries this weekend.  Findlay Art League has a new show every month, so it is always great to explore.  FAL is open Tuesday – Friday, Noon – 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, Noon – 4 p.m.  Mazza Museum is full of artwork that will thrill art lovers of all ages.  Mazza is the first, and largest, art gallery dedicated to children’s book illustrations – making it fun for those who wish to appreciate art, reminisce, or experience the artwork for the first time.  Mazza is open Wednesdays – Friday, Noon – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.  Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ Fisher/Wall Gallery is only open Monday – Friday, Noon – 4 p.m. but it is well-worth a visit!  With displays rotated every month it is always worth a visit.  All of these galleries offer free admission.

Other Things to Do

We could keep our list going until your finger falls off from all the scrolling – so check out our complete list of attractions and things to do here!

For more information about events happening in Hancock County, visit our event calendar.

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