Monthly Archives: June 2015

4th of July FREE-dom Weekend

FlagT2TWe like to say that we’ve put the FREE in Freedom this year.

Celebrate the July 4th holiday weekend at one of our many community events…the best part, no admission cost.

June 30-July 4   Orrville Firefighters Independence Day Celebration & Parade              Annual festival complete with a parade June 30th at 7pm and fireworks July 4th at 10:15pm. Enjoy this hometown family fun festival.
July 3   Music at the Bandstand-Doylestown
Concerts are free and open to the public. The July 3rd concert features LaFlavour at 7pm. Food Trucks will be available.
July 3-5   Cowboy Mounted Shooters at the Wayne County Fairgrounds                               Watch these cowboys and cowgirls, dressed in movie style western wear, compete in timed shooting matches on horseback. Friday evening at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10am. Great fun for the kids.
July 4   Weekly Farmers Market-Downtown Wooster
Locally grown vegetables, flowers and baked goods. 8AM-NOON. Good chance you’ll find just what you need for the family cookout.
July 4   Ohio Light Opera Community Pops Concert-Downtown Wooster                              Bring a chair and join in the festivities. A community pre-firework tradition presented by Main Street Wooster and The Ohio Light Opera at 7pm.
July 4   Fredericksburg Independence Day Parade
Billed as “Wayne County’s Biggest Small Town Parade.” The Village of Fredericksburg invites you to their hometown style parade that steps off at 11am.
July 4   Wooster Community Fireworks Celebration
The festival grounds, at the soccer field at Oldman and Kinney Roads, activities start at 7pm with food, entertainment, and family fun. Bring your blanket to stake out your spot for the fireworks at 10pm.
July 4   Benefit Quilt Auction-Kidron Auction
Annual auction benefitting the Ohio Crippled Children’s Fund. Breakfast is served at 6:30am (charge) followed by the auction at 9am. Auction features furniture, over 100 locally-made quilts, buggies, harnesses, grandfather clock and more.

Visit us online for more information on these or many more FREE summer events. 800-362-6474/www.wccvb.com

GETTING FRESH IN WAYNE COUNTY

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Heirloom tomatoes from the Farmers Market.

Jacki Chamberlain, CTC, Marketing Specialist
Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau

It’s that time of year again; local farmers and gardeners alike are dusting off their folding tables, pop-up awnings and cash boxes gearing up for the farm market season. If you’ve never experienced a local weekly market, picked your own apples or stopped off at a roadside stand to purchase fresh from the farm produce, you’re really missing a Wayne County treat.

Fresh from the farm flavor.
Because locally purchased produce was harvested that day or the day before, the product you are purchasing is farm fresh. You will quickly realize just how much better these fruits and veggies are. There is nothing quite like an apple picked straight from the tree, a tomato fresh off the vine, or a fresh brown egg from a free range chicken to prove a point.

Getting to know your local farmer.
Besides the nutritional value and great taste of fresh produce, there is also the economical importance of buying directly from the farmer thus, keeping the money local. You’ll enjoy meeting the farmer who grew your green beans and potatoes. Many times they have wonderful recipes to share and are quick to slice a melon up to share with shoppers before they buy.

A whole lot of fun. Start a Saturday tradition by grabbing a cup of coffee to-go at a local coffee shop then visiting the vendors at your local market. Wander from booth to booth, smelling bouquets of flowers displayed in mason jars, fresh from the oven artisan breads and cinnamon rolls, fresh picked produce and herbs. Many markets offer locally made arts and crafts, children’s activities, cooking demonstrations and live music. Seriously, it just doesn’t get much better than this.

Here is a partial list of local Wayne County farm markets and co-ops, some offering pick your own produce, seasonal activities, corn mazes, and cooking classes!

Bauman Orchards, Inc., Rittman www.baumanorchards.com
Local Roots Market and Café, Downtown Wooster www.localrootswooster.com
Maurer’s Farm Market, Wooster www.maurersberriesvegs.com
Moreland Fruit Farm & Farm Market, Wooster www.morelandfruitfarm.com
Ramseyer Farms Maze Adventures and Pumpkin Patch, Wooster www.ramseyerfarms.com
Rittman Orchards and Farm Market, Doylestown www.rittmanorchards.com

Visit the Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau website for a list of our local farmers’ markets and roadside farm markets at www.wccvb.com. Or give us a call at 1-800-362-6474 and we will be glad to send you a copy of the 2015 Wayne County Visitors Guide that includes a copy of the Wayne County Calendar of Events.