Life in Delaware County

The Delaware County Beer & Wine Festival Is Back

20 Jun , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Delaware County Beer & Wine Festival is back on June 25 by popular demand!

Festivalgoers will peruse Boardman Arts Park to find many beer and wine tasting opportunities from different vendors in Delaware County and beyond. With over 55 different tasting options visitors will be able to sip from their local favorites and try new establishments to find their choice of beer, cider, wine and mead.

This year’s Festival has even more to offer visitors. The Festival includes 18 breweries and wineries, 4 food trucks, 3 bands, an art show featuring 20 artisans, as well as other entertainment. Mark your calendars for June 25 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM.

Three bands will headline the Festival. From 3:00 to 4:00 PM, catch Vinntage, a 6-piece classic rock band, playing selections from the 60s through the early 2000s. The McIans will perform from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. The band is known for their modern and traditional Celtic music in the vein of Flogging Molly, the Pogues, Dropkick Murphy’s, and other Celtic punk and rock favorites. Closing the Festival from 6:00 to 8:00 PM will be the Simba Jordan Band, who has performed at mega events across the country including the Buckeye Country Superfest and the Country 500. More…

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In Our Backyard

In Our Backyard: What’s New At The Columbus Arts Festival

28 May , 2022  

By 1808Delaware, Columbus Arts Festival

From time to time, we feature information here at 1812Blockhouse about interesting events and happenings within an easy drive of Richland County. We call this series “In Our Backyard.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Delaware County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

Today we’re highlighting the return of one of central Ohio’s traditional events — the Columbus Arts Festival.

While many favorite artists, local bands, hands-on activities and food vendors return to the Columbus Arts Festival, there are always new things to discover at the welcome to summer event presented by the American Electric Power Foundation and produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council). Here are some of the adventures in store for the more than 450,000 guests coming to the 2022 festival, June 10-12: More…

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Delaware

Delaware Arts Festival Returns This Weekend

11 May , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

After a two year absence because of the COVID pandemic, the Delaware Arts Festival is back to tempt the eyes, mouth, and ears this weekend.

The Festival provides two days of art, fun, food, and entertainment for the whole family. Once again, a sea of white tents will line both sides of Sandusky and West Winter Streets with artists exhibiting their creative work including jewelry, leather creations, tie dyed art, pottery, paintings, photography and much more.

Food trucks and musical entertainment are scheduled for South Sandusky Street. Trucks this year include Dan’s Deli, Schmidt’s Hospitality Concepts, Sweet Treats, Riddle’s Ribs, Cate’s Steakhouse Catering, Kent’s Kones, and G and G Concessions.

As in years past, the not-for-profit festival is awarding $20,000 to three county wide senior high school art students to further their visual arts studies. More…

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History/Tourism

Summer Road Trip: Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale

27 Jul , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique events and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of Richland County. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

Today’s Summer Road Trip will take you north on State Route 3 to the nearby county seat of Wooster.

For 56 years, the Mennonite, Brethren, Apostolic and Amish churches of northeastern Ohio have come together to put together a festive event to raise funds for the work of Mennonite Central Committee. After a Covid-limited auction in 2020, the 2021 Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale will return in-person on August 6 & 7. The event will take place in the new air-conditioned Event Center at Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster. More…

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Life in Delaware County

In Our Backyard: Maple Syrup Festival At Malabar Farm

4 Mar , 2020  

1808Delaware has expanded our coverage to highlight attractions and events within easy driving distance of Delaware Countians in a series called “In Our Backyard.” This will be in addition to our regular coverage of Delaware County happenings.

Maple syrup—everyone’s favorite pancake and waffle topping—is being celebrated at several Ohio state parks next month, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft. Warmer days and chilly nights are the ideal conditions to get sap flowing through Ohio’s maple trees. Visit one of these festivals to learn how maple syrup is made and sample local maple products: More…

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Life in Delaware County

Corn, Corn, And More Corn

26 Jul , 2019  

Not all corn may have been knee-high by the Fourth of July this year, but the crop is catching up and there will be plenty on hand as the 2019 edition of the Ashley Corn Show kicks off on Thursday, August 1.

Presented by American Legion Post 518, the Corn Show brings three days of fun. There will be sweet corn, of course, as well as Otterbacher Carnival Rides and Games, the Elm Valley Firefighters Food Booth, and local community booths as well. Come watch the FFA Kiddie tractor pull, and register to participate in a Cob-Tossing Contest! More…

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Life in Delaware County

COSI Science Festival Is Coming In 2020

15 Jul , 2019  

Coming off of a successful 2019 COSI Science Festival, COSI has announced the dates of the 2020 COSI Science Festival along with the addition of new partner cities where events will be held.

One of those communities is right here in Delaware County. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Celebrate The Great Olentangy

18 Jun , 2019  

The 6th Annual Northern Olentangy Watershed Festival is this Saturday, June 22 at Mingo Park, 500 E. Lincoln Avenue in Delaware.

The festival encourages land and water stewardship with a focus on the Upper Olentangy River Watershed. The event will have food trucks, raffle prizes, information booths from environmental organizations, a rain barrel raffle, a rubber duck race on the Olentangy River, live river critters, and more. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Street Market This Sunday

30 Apr , 2019  

The Powell Street Market happens two times each year – vendors line the streets of Downtown Powell with the best in hand-made crafts, edibles, antiques, specialty products, and more.

The result is a fun and unique shopping experience for the whole family. More…

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