Calendar of Events

 

 

July 2014

(All Events subject to Change)

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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59th Annual June Art Exhibit / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

The Wassenberg Art Center’s 57th Annual June Art Exhibit, a juried, regional/national art exhibition will open June 8 and run through June 30. Located 30 minutes west of Fort Wayne in Van Wert, this juried exhibit will feature art from primarily regional, professional and amateur artists with most works being available for purchase. These artists are from many counties in northwest Ohio and northeast Indiana such as Van Wert, Paulding, Allen, Mercer, Defiance, Williams, Allen, Lucas and Stueben Counties along with other states such as New York and Colorado. The quality of the work is suitable for both enthusiasts and serious collectors. Wassenberg Art Center awards total over $3000 in total prize money. For more information call them at 419-238-6837 or visit their website at www.wassenbergart center.org

 

59th Annual June Art Exhibit / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

see July 1 for details

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Old Fashioned Farmers Days / Van Wert County Fairgrounds / 9 AM - 9:30 PM

The 36th annual Old Fashioned Farmers' Show will feature antique tractors & machinery, threshing, gas engines, a sawmill, kids and adult pedal tractor pull, a car show, mule & donkey show, antique car racing, antique tractor pull, corn shredding, a trading post, a quilt show, crafts, a flea market, food vendors, animal land, steamed sweet corn, the Western Ohio Garden Tractor Pullers, a garden tractor display, country / polka / gospel / and /50s & 60s music, and more. For more details visit www.oldfashionedfarmersdays.com

59th Annual June Art Exhibit / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

see July 1 for details

Delphos Kiwanis July 4th Celebration / Stadium Park - Delphos / 5 PM

The Delphos Kiwanis Club invites area families to Stadium Park to kick-off this year's Independence Day celebration.  There will be food, rides and entertainment for all ages.  Stadium Park is located in Delphos at 1000 Park Avenue. For more information visit www.delphoskiwanis.com

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17th Annual Firecracker Century Bike Tour/ Jubilee Park / 7:30 AM

A scenic ride through Van Wert County awaits participants in this year's bike tour. Experience the rich farmland of rolling hills and flat land that once was part of Lake Erie and the Great Black Swamp. Routes of approximately 18, 32, and 62 miles (metric century) have been mapped out with a departure from Jubilee Park at 7:30 AM. The tour has been organized by the Van Wert County Historical Society. For more information and entry forms, visit their web site at www.vanwert.com/museum.

Delphos Kiwanis July 4th Celebration / Stadium Park - Delphos / 8 AM

The Delphos Kiwanis Club invites area families to Stadium Park at 1000 Park Avenue to continue the Independence Day celebration.  In addition to food, rides and entertainment there will be a fishing derby and a softball tournament and the day will conclude with a fireworks display at 10 PM. For more information, visit www.delphoskiwanis.com

Old Fashioned Farmers Days / Van Wert County Fairgrounds / 9 AM - 9:30 PM

See July 3 for details

Holiday at Home / Various Locations/ 11 AM - 11 PM

Spend this Fourth of July holiday at home?   This year’s Holiday at Home festival has events and activities for the whole family.

The day begins with a pancake breakfast at the VFW Post 5803 from 7 – 11 AM.  The post is located at 111N. Shannon Street.

The 20th annual Isaac Van Wart Firecracker Bike Tour, sponsored by the Van Wert Historical Society, will have departures between 7:30 and 10 AM.    The departure and finishing point is Jubilee Park, with routes of 18-, 32-, and 64 miles offered. Those riders taking the long route are advised to leave by 8:30 a.m.  Cost of the bike tour is $20 per individual or $35 for a family of four.  The annual Holiday at Home Parade down Main Street will step off at 11 AM.  Come downtown and join this great display of patriotic pride.

The remainder of the events of the day sponsored by the Historical Society will be held on the museum grounds. Parking will be available on Third and Second streets, and Market and Jefferson streets, as well as in the lot between the caboose and the Welcome Center. The festivities at the museum will begin at 11:15 a.m. with a flag raising ceremony conducted by Van Wert American Legion Post 178.  There will be more than 12 area crafters displaying their talents and offering handmade items for sale on the museum grounds, while Van Wert Rotary Club will supply the food from a tent on Third Street. Sycamore Ice Cream will also be available.

Entertainment will be provided by the Van Wert Concert Band between 12:30 and 1:20 p.m. Other entertainment includes the Bud Widmer Rube Band, 1:30-2:30; Daniel Joseph and Friends, 2:30-3:45 p.m.; and Peyton Closson, 3:45-4:30 p.m.  All of the museum’s buildings will be open from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Check out the thousands of artifacts from Van Wert County that are on display.

The  Van Wert Firefighters will be serving barbequed chicken at Smiley Park at 4 PM.  The day will end with a great fireworks display launched from the Van Wert Airport at dusk.  For more information visit www.vanwert.com/museum or call 419.771.9851

59th Annual June Art Exhibit / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

see July 1 for details

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Old Fashioned Farmers Days / Van Wert County Fairgrounds / 9 AM - 9:30 PM

See July 4 for details

59th Annual June Art Exhibit / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

see July 1 for details

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Old Fashioned Farmers Days / Van Wert County Fairgrounds / 9 AM - 9:30 PM

See July 4 for details

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Railroad Heritage Weekend / Van Wert County Fairgrounds / 10 AM - 5 PM

The Van Wert County Historical Society commemorates the significance of the railroad in the settlement and development of Northwest Ohio.  Model train layouts, including O/HO/N gauge, will be on display as will other railroad memorabilia.  Other special events include speakers, a swap meet, good food, and a Hobo Camp complete with Hobo Stew. More information about the weekend is available here

Ohio Designer Craft Museum: Best of 2014 / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s 31st Annual juried members competition showcases work in clay, glass, fiber, metal, wood and mixed media. For more information call the Center at 419-238-6837 or visit their website at www.wassenbergartcenter.org

9th Annual Summer Gospel Concert / Van Wert County Fairgrounds / 4 PM

The recently constructed Gospel Pavilion at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds will be the site of this year's annual Summer Gospel Concert.   Several Gospel artists are scheduled to appear also.  For more information call Allen at 419.238.3397.

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Railroad Heritage Weekend / Van Wert County Fairgrounds / 12 - 5 PM

See July 12 for details

Ohio Designer Craft Museum: Best of 2014 / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

See July12 for details

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Ohio Designer Craft Museum: Best of 2014 / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

See July12 for details

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Ohio Designer Craft Museum: Best of 2014 / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

See July12 for details

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Ohio Designer Craft Museum: Best of 2014 / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

See July12 for details

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46th Annual Ohio City Lambert Days / Ohio City, OH / 1 - 11 PM

The second of the Van Wert County village celebrations begins today in Ohio City. In 1891, John Lambert built the first gasoline-powered friction driven automobile in the United States.  While he may not get the national recognition he deserves, his hometown celebrates his contribution each summer with this festival.  Today's activities include a steak dinner at 4 pm followed by kids games, a WiffleBall home run derby, a singles horseshoe tournament and Monte Carlo night with Texas Hold-Em.  At dusk there will be an outdoor kids movie.

Ohio Designer Craft Museum: Best of 2014 / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

See July12 for details

 

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46th Annual Ohio City Lambert Days / Ohio City, OH / 8 AM - 11 PM

The festival continues today with a men's slow pitch softball and co-ed volleyball tournament.  Other athletic activities will include WiffleBall tournaments, a doubles horseshoe tournament and a 4-mile run.  The evening will conclude with a dance.

Ohio Designer Craft Museum: Best of 2014 / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

See July12 for details

 

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46th Annual Ohio City Lambert Days / Ohio City, OH / 11 AM - 6 PM

Today's activities include a men's slow pitch tournament, a chicken BBQ at 11 AM, the annual parade at 3 PM.

Ohio Designer Craft Museum: Best of 2014 / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

See July12 for details

 

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Ohio Designer Craft Museum: Best of 2014 / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

See July12 for details

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Ohio Designer Craft Museum: Best of 2014 / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

See July12 for details

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27th Annual Swap Meet - Wetzelland 2013 / Wetzel Motorcycle Club / Noon Set Up

Details when available

Ohio Designer Craft Museum: Best of 2014 / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

See July12 for details

 

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27th Annual Swap Meet - Wetzelland 2013 / Wetzel Motorcycle Club / All Day

Each year during the last weekend in July, the Wetzel Motorcycle Club, Inc., holds it annual swap meet and party.  People are drawn from across the United States and Canada attending such activities as Bike Games, Bike Shows as well as some of the biggest name bands to appear in this area.  !!!! NO ONE UNDER 21 IS ADMITTED !!!! . For more details visit their web site at ww.wetzelmc.com or call 419.587.33826

Ohio Designer Craft Museum: Best of 2014 / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

See July12 for details

 

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27th Annual Swap meet - Wetzelland 2013 / Wetzel Motorcycle Club / All Day

See July 25 for details. 

Ohio Designer Craft Museum: Best of 2014 / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

See July12 for details

 

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Ohio Designer Craft Museum: Best of 2014 / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

See July12 for details

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Ohio Designer Craft Museum: Best of 2014 / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

See July12 for details

 

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Ohio Designer Craft Museum: Best of 2014 / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

See July12 for details

 

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Ohio Designer Craft Museum: Best of 2014 / Wassenberg Art Center / 1 - 5 PM

See July12 for details

 

 

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