Welcome Home - That's how the people of Van Wert treat our guests. We want you to feel like a part of our family. Please let us know how we can help you!
Whether you're here to attend one of our many festivals, events, or celebrations and staying with us for a day or two, or perhaps we're just a stop for lunch on your way to someplace else, we want you to feel right at home.
We are proud to be a community that treasures small town Midwest values. Families are important, patriotism runs deep,and the American work ethic is very evident.
I invite you to see what we have to offer - beautiful city parks; excellent educational opportunities; a state-of-the-art cultural center; superb health care facilities; unique shops and boutiques; dining from homemade cooking just like Mom's to a first-rate bistro, year- round fun and festivals;and so much more.
The traditonal Van Wert County festivals will be taking place again this year: The Peony Festival, ArtRageous on Main, Willshire Days in June; Holiday at Home and Old Fashioned Farmers' Days in July; and Wren Homecoming in August. August will bring the Highway 127 Yard Sale and the Lincoln Highawy BuyWay Sale, the 7th Annual Rib Fest and Antique Tractor Ride. Details about these evetns can be found in our monthly listing of Festivals and
Events found elsewhere on this web page.
The always popular Fountain Park Summer Muisic Series and the Rotary Stadium Summer Music series are returning and information will soon be available here.
Van Wert is very excited about the Centennial of the Lincoln HIghway this year. A twenty-six mile section of the first paved coast to coast highway in the United States travels through the heart of Van Wert County. This 3,000 mile “Main Street Across America,’ constructed in 1913, stretched from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco, California. The :Lincoln Highway, along with early railroads, were instrumental in making Van Wert the unique community it is today. Throughout 2013, we expect increased traffic on the Lincoln Highway across Van Wert County. We know of at least 4 coast-to-coast tours that will be visiting Van Wert this Spring and Summer and we welcome all visitors to stop in town, perhaps eating at the nationally-famous Balyeat's Coffee Shop, visitng the Brumback Library - the first publically supported library in the United States, or tourin our magificant Court House. Located just a few steps off the Lincoln Highway, you can visit the unique Museum of Postal History and the Canal Museum both in nearby Delphos. If you are considering an excursion along the Lincoln Highawy this year, contact our office by phone (877-989-2282 / 419.238.9378) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll help you organize your visit and make the most of your time while here.
Van Wert is a special place, whether to visit or live. I hope you will take a few minutes to browse through our website. If I can be of further help, you can email me at email@example.com or call our office at 419.238.9378 or toll free at 877.989.2282.