Life in Delaware County

Harvest Fair Happening At Stratford Ecological Center

19 Sep , 2019  

It’s one of the biggest events on the Stratford Ecological Center each year.

The Harvest Fair allows kids of all ages to discover their inner farmer. Visitors can climb a tractor, paint faces, feed chickens, ride a wagon, and hike the Center’s trails. More…


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Bishop Backer Fall Community Day On September 28

15 Sep , 2019  

Everyone is invited to cheer on the Ohio Wesleyan University football team for free September 28 during Bishop Backer Fall Community Day. The Battling Bishops will take on the Allegheny Gators at 1 PM at Selby Stadium, 45 S. Henry St., Delaware.

The September 28 game also will be a Coach to Cure MD event with fans invited to help support the battle against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The one-day national event is a project of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy in partnership with the American Football Coaches Association. Over the last 11 years, Coach to Cure MD has raised more than $2.1 million for Duchenne research. More…

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The Fair Is Coming!

8 Sep , 2019  

The first year that the Delaware County Fair was held, in 1834, the prize for best cow was $3.00, and the award for the best piece of linen, ten yards or more, was $2.00.

Much has changed since then, but not the basics – the Delaware County Agricultural Society still holds this traditional county fair each year, featuring daily entertainment, Junior and Senior fair animals and exhibits, and awards. In the mix are tractor pull and motor events for all ages. World-class harness racing is featured. More…

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Celebrate Summer With Sizzle

8 Aug , 2019  

There’s still some summer left, you know? What better way to celebrate the heat than with great food, great music, and perhaps a bit of liquid refreshment?

The Ninth Annual Sizzle and Sounds in Sunbury takes place on Sunday, August 17 from 11 AM to 11 PM (easy to remember)! The fun takes place on the Square downtown. More…

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Summer Road Trips: Ohio State Fair Is Taking Place, But You Had “Butter” Hurry

2 Aug , 2019  

Sorry, we couldn’t resist that pun.

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” 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 turning our attention to a place where rides, sights, sounds, and summer fun collide each year. More…

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It’s A Sweet Caper At Stratford

9 Jul , 2019  

The folks at the Stratford Ecological Center have come across of bit of a crime. Join them as they host the “Honey Heist & Bee Adventure” this month.

This is a unique, exciting opportunity available solely at the Center. This one-of-a-kind event will take you on a journey from flower, to hive, to honey house, to bottle as you harvest the honey right from the hives! More…

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Make a Splash at Zoombezi Bay Family Nights

6 Jul , 2019  

Don’t miss your chance to light up the night during Zoombezi Bay Family Nights. There are still five Family Nights events this season, each with special late night activities until 11 PM on Friday nights now through August 2. More…

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All Aboard!

1 Jul , 2019  

Did you know that each month you have the opportunity to experience train travel, right here in Delaware County? One comes up on July 20 and 21.

The Delaware County Model Railroader Group throws open the doors of their installation once a month for visitors to experience the fun of railroading on a smaller scale. At the Sandel Legacy Trail House, view model trains (HO scale) travel through a miniature village and countryside.


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Calling All Families: Come On Downtown!

30 Jun , 2019  

The Fourth Annual Delaware Family Festival will be coming to West Winter Street on Saturday, July 13.

The Festival is a block-party style event sponsored by a group of neighboring non-profit organizations and churches in the Winter Street area designed to build community and fellowship More…


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Chalk It Up For Freedom

23 Jun , 2019  

The July First Friday event hosted by Main Street Delaware will be an opportunity to join art and love of country.

Chalk It Up for Freedom is an opportunity to turn the streets of downtown into art. Come celebrate freedom at a family-friendly event on the evening of July 5. More…

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Thirty Thousand Expected For Independence Day Fireworks

20 Jun , 2019  

The calendar is inching toward the end of June, and the Fourth of July holiday is beginning to come into view.

Speaking of Independence Day, this year Byers Auto Group, Meijer, and OhioHealth are again the main sponsors of the City of Delaware fireworks show. Each renewed their pledges – Byers as the Presenting Sponsor, Meijer as the Grand Finale Sponsor, and OhioHealth as the Community Spirit Sponsor – for the July 4 spectacle. More…


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Easter Egg Hunt Joins YMCA Family Day

14 Apr , 2019  

This year brings a new experience for families wishing to celebrate the Easter season in style.

The City of Delaware Easter Egg Hunt will join the YMCA Family Day for a wonderful morning of combined fun. The fun takes place on Saturday, April 20. More…

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Celebrating The Return Of Martins And Ospreys

7 Apr , 2019  

On one upcoming weekend, Preservation Parks is celebrating spring by welcome two different bird species at two different venues.

On Saturday, April 13, “Amethysts of the Sky” will recognize the return of purple martins to Gallant Farm. As always, the martins will entertain with their aerial acrobatics and delightful songs. They have to be seen and heard to be believed! More…

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Movies On The Square Lineup Announced

15 Mar , 2019  

There’s something about watching a movie outside.

Film buffs will have that opportunity this summer, as the Village of Sunbury has announced the lineup of movies to be shown in the Square downtown. Movies start at dusk. More…


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Paint And Bagpipes

12 Mar , 2019  

Two upcoming programs at two locations of the Delaware County District Library center on artistic expression — one visual, the other musical.

A program entitled “Paint Night” is geared toward adults, and will have its first of three monthly sessions this Thursday night at 6:30 PM at the Orange Branch, 7171 Gooding Boulevard. Join local artist and owner of Canvas Creations For You for a night of painting fun. More…