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Largest corvette show in Ohio! Saturday BBQ party, road trips, more. Sunday car show in historic downtown Lancaster. Free admission for spectators, door prizes, silent auctions, music, food, lots more. Sat. 2 pm - 8 pm, Sun. 10 am - 3 pm
FRONTIER SPIRIT 1799 Experience the trials and tribulations that the first settlers in the Ohio Territory endured as they fought for and carved out a home. Frontier Spirit 1799 showcases the events and lives of these settlers featuring 5 or 6 scenes from early Fairfield county in an outdoor theater. You’ll laugh, cry and learn of the price paid for what we now know as Lancaster, Ohio.
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Frontier Spirit is a step back into time that can be enjoyed by all ages. A tent village shows the life of the early settlers with demonstrations by skilled craftsmen of cooking, soap making, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving and more. The large marquis tent provides a place for music by many musicians on various period instruments, speeches by local dignitaries and various skits. Games and activities for children are also part of the village entertainment.
Concessions are available at very reasonable prices, with snacks, drinks and food-including bean soup cooked in iron kettles over an open fire. The village is open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm both days. A church service by a circuit preacher is featured at 9:00 am on Sunday morning. Bring the family and enjoy a little bit of living history. This is a free event, but donations are greatly appreciated.
In case of rain, the theater may close but the village is always open.
The last County Fair of the season! Free admission on Sunday, October 8.
Hundreds of carved pumpkins throughout the park. Bonfire and concession from 5 pm - 7:30 pm. Hike from 6:30 - 8:30 pm 740-687-6651 or www.lancasterparks.com
Over 100 vendors from Ohio and other states. Proceeds benefit the “Newspapers in Education” project. Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 9 AM - 3 PM
Thousands of people line the streets to see the decorative floats, animals, tractors, live music, entertainers, Santa and much more. Parade route begins at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds heading south on Columbus Street. Route turns east onto Main Street through Downtown. Parade goes north on Broad Street, returning to the Fairgrounds. The parade lasts approximately 2 hours.Parade starts and ends at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds, travels through downtown Lancaster. Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 10:00 AM
Find unique holiday gifts and enjoy personalized service by shopping the many small businesses throughout the cities and villages of Fairfield County. Saturday, Nov 25, 2017 Hours vary by business
Free admission, Donations will be accepted Featuring the following: Tour cottages and Historical Buildings, Nativity Drama, Holiday Shopping, Santa’s Workshop
Candlelight Dinner served 4;30-7:00 pm Fri/Sat Pre-Paid Reservations Requested $15 Adult / $8 Children $18 Adult / $9 Children at the door Deadline for reservations November 22, 2017
Breakfast, Kids Craft Station, Secret Santa Shoppe, bake sale, pictures with Santa. Tickets in advance only, $6 (children under 2 free). Seatings at 8, 9:30, and 11 am.
Free family-friendly event. Horse-drawn carriage rides, children’s crafts and elf scavenger hunt, pictures with Santa, lots more. Cookies, hot chocolate, and caroling during the tree lighting ceremony at 5 pm.
Visits and pictures with Santa, hot chocolate stories and more. Free admission and parking.