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Hancock County Camp Meeting @ Bible Methodist Church
Hancock County Camp Meeting @ Bible Methodist Church
Aug 10 all-day
The 118th annual Hancock County Camp meeting will be held at Bible Methodist Church, 529 Stadium Drive, Monday through Aug. 12. The Missionary Service will be held Thursday, with representatives from the Kentucky Holiness Association, Evangelistic Faith Missions and Holiness Pilgrim Mission. Marlin Hotle of Tennessee will be the evangelist and the Whitaker family will be in charge of music. Services will be held nightly at 7 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.
Henry County Fair @ Henry County Fairgrounds
Henry County Fair @ Henry County Fairgrounds
Aug 10 all-day
The Henry County Fair will run from this Thursday to Thursday, Aug. 16, including the Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant; horse, truck and tractor pulls; and a country concert featuring High Valley. The gates open at 7 a.m. each day. Entry is free for children 12 and under, and $8 for others. Season/exhibitor tickets are $25. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, admission is free for people 65 and older, veterans and their spouses, and people with developmental disabilities and their aides. Ride wristbands are available for three blocks of time: noon to 5 p.m., $12; 5 to 11 p.m., $14; and noon to 11 p.m., $16. Grandstand events begin at 6 p.m. Thursday with a cheerleading competition. Pulling events will be held the next two days: draft horse pull, 1 p.m. Friday; truck pull, 6 p.m.; field stock tractor pull, 10 a.m. Saturday; NTPA National Tractor/Region II truck pulls, 6:30 p.m. The Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday. The grandstand will host a car show at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, followed by the High Valley concert at 8:30 p.m. There will be pari-mutuel harness racing at 6:30 p.m. both Tuesday, Aug. 14 and Wednesday, Aug. 15. The demolition derby will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. THURSDAY 8 a.m. — Open class farm products judging – Ag Hall; open class youth vegetable judging – Ag Hall. 8:30 a.m. — Junior Fair breeding swine. 9 a.m. — Dog Show — Entertainment; FFA project judging – Ag Hall; Junior Fair draft horse show — Show Arena; open class photography judging — Floral Hall; open class baked goods judging – Floral Hall. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot; Junior Fair poultry show — Small Animal Barn. 11 a.m. — Junior Fair goat show — Livestock Show Arena. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — 4-H booth judging — Youth Organization Booth Building. 12:30 p.m. — Open Class Flower Show 1 Judging — Floral Hall. 1 p.m. — Ag value education presentation – Donna Meller – Ag Hall. 2 p.m. — Draft Horse Family Fun Day (with Team Log Pull) – south side of infield. 4 p.m. — Junior Fair King and Queen coronation, commodity and 4-H royalty introductions — Ag Hall. 5 p.m. — Open class craft show judging – Floral Hall. 5:30 p.m. — Baked goods auction – Ag Hall. 6 p.m. — Cheerleading competition – Grandstand. FRIDAY 9 a.m. — Junior Fair Rabbit show — Small Animal Building; open class antiques judging — Floral Hall; open class canned good judging – Floral Hall; Junior Fair horse show — English show – Horse Show Arena. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — Junior Fair sheep show — Livestock Show Arena; afternoon woodcarving by Tony Burroughs – south end of fairgrounds. 1 p.m. — Draft horse pull — Grandstand. 6 p.m. — Performance by Julie’s Dance Studio – Ag Hall; truck pull – Grandstand. 6:30 p.m. — 4-H modeling contest — Ag Hall. 7 p.m. Market lamb jackpot show — Livestock Show Arena. SATURDAY 8 a.m. — Junior Fair swine show — Livestock Show Arena. 9 a.m. — Junior Fair horse show (performance) — Horse Show Arena; open class needlework judging — Floral Hall. 10 a.m. — Open class art judging adult and youth — Floral Hall; open horseshoe pitching — Log Cabin Site; field stock tractor pull “” Grandstand. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. Noon — Salsa Taste Off — Floral Hall. 1 p.m. — Ale, lager, (beer) and wine judging — Ag Hall. 4 p.m. — Angela Bird, solo guitar and vocals – Gazebo. 6:30 p.m. — Grand National Tractor Region II truck pulls – Grandstand. 7:30 p.m. — Miami Erie Canal music – Historical Society Gazebo. SUNDAY 10 a.m. — Henry County horseshoe pitching tournament — Log Cabin Site; community church service by Henry Gideon Camp – Ag Hall. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 10 a.m. — Open class draft horse hitch judging – Grandstand. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. 1 p.m. — Kids pedal tractor pull — Livestock Show Arena; Junior Fair Fun Show and Decorated Duo — Horse Show Arena. 2:30 p.m. — Cornhole tournament — Log Cabin Site; Ag Hall of Fame presentation — Ag Hall. 3 p.m. — Genoa Legion Band — Gazebo. 5 p.m. — Napoleon Community Band — Gazebo. 5:30 p.m. — Largest ripe tomato contest winners announced — Ag Hall. 6 p.m. — Tomato Festival Parade and Pageant — Grandstand. MONDAY 9:30 a.m. — Open class beef show followed by Junior Fair breeding show – Livestock Show Arena. 10 a.m. — Open class draft horse halter judging — Draft Horse Barns. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running — Depot. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Historical area open. 11 a.m. — Junior Fair beef breeding show immediately follows open class beef show — Livestock Show Arena. 3 p.m. — Open Class Flower Show 2 Judging — Floral Hall; junior beef showman, feeder calves and market beef show – Livestock Show Arena; Henry County master gardener presents “Horticulture 101” – Ag Hall. 5 p.m. — Pond doctor Bill Cody answers pond weed and algae questions – Ag Hall. 5:30 p.m. — 4-H tasting bee — Youth Organization Booth Building. 6 to 8 p.m. — Car show – Grandstand; David Grahn Live — Gazebo. 8:30 p.m. — High Valley Country concert — Grandstand. TUESDAY 9 a.m. — Junior Fair horse show (contesting) — Horse Show Arena. 10 a.m.– Junior Fair dairy show followed by open class dairy judging — Livestock Show Arena. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Henry County senior day events — Entertainment Tent 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Model trains running[...]
Flag City BalloonFest @ Emory Adams Park
Flag City BalloonFest @ Emory Adams Park
Aug 10 all-day
Nearly 40 balloons from around the country will land in Findlay’s Emory Adams Park for the 19th annual Flag City BalloonFest from Aug. 10 to 12, featuring flights, rides, food vendors, activities and live music. Admission is free. The balloons will fly into the park at 7 a.m. each day, weather permitting. They also take off at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11. Spectators can watch as balloons engage in competitions, including a beanbag drop from the flying balloons. A ring-grab contest includes a Hula-Hoop ring on a 20-foot pole, which the pilots must grab as they fly by. Accuracy and skill is required for the pilot to reach the ring. The festival’s opening ceremony will happen at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10, with the Midnight Entertainment District and its 21-and-over beer tent opening at 5. The district and tent will open 8 a.m. Aug. 11 and at noon Aug. 12, with food vendors opening 4 p.m. Aug. 10, 11 a.m. Aug. 11 and 10 a.m. Aug. 12. The hot air balloon illumination will happen 9 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11. This involves heating the air inside the balloon with propane-fueled fire, which causes the balloon to glow brightly at night. Fireworks will follow Aug. 10’s illumination at 9:30 p.m., with an Aug. 11 rain date set. Aug. 12 begins with a free pancake breakfast at 6:30 a.m., with a sunrise praise service from 7:30 to 7:50 a.m. Balloon rides will be available at 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11, weather permitting, with refunds and rescheduled rides available, including the morning of Aug. 12. Rides cost $250 a person with preregistration required, available at or by calling 513-932-9007. Tethered balloon rides will also be available from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11 for $20 a person paid at the gate. The weekend’s musical performances include Findlay native and Nashville songwriter Josh Melton playing from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 10, with Nashville Crush playing from 10 p.m. to midnight. Aug. 11’s Battle of the Bands runs from noon to 10 p.m. and features Miss Ohio winner Matti-Lynn Chrisman, Shifferly Road Band, Moths in the Attic, Random Draw Band and The Athen Ry competing for votes from the attendees. Grammy-winning country artist Bryan White will conclude the weekend’s music from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 12. Other attractions include an Aug. 11 car and motorcycle show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; an Aug. 11 5K at 8 a.m. (registration available online) along with a 9 a.m. CASA/GAL Super Hero Fun Run; Aug. 10 and 11 helicopter rides for $35 a person (no reservation needed); a petting zoo and pony rides; Aug. 10 autographs with Chrisman from 6 to 8 p.m. and Aug. 11 autographs with the balloon pilots from 4 to 5 p.m.; a vintage base ball tournament with 19th century rules from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11; a remote-controlled airplane show and display by the Findlay Flying Circuits Aug. 10 and 11; knockerball; a kids’ fair, and more. New this year is an arts, crafts and Amish-made goods show featuring artwork, crafts, apparel, jewelry, leather work, woodworking, and cottage foods. The show will run from 4:30 p.m. Aug 10 and 10 a.m. Aug. 11 until 8:30 p.m. each day. It will also be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 12. Other new attractions include the only 1966 Batmobile in the world to be ridden and autographed by Adam West and Evel Knievel, which will be on site all three days for photo opportunities. The Entertainment District will also have a mobile escape room for attendees of all ages, with two puzzles each offered for $5 a person. Flag City Honor Flight will also host Veterans Night on Aug. 10 from 5 to 10 p.m., with food provided by Heavenly Pizza. For more information and a full schedule, visit
Wings of Freedom Tour @ Allen County Airport
Wings of Freedom Tour @ Allen County Airport
Aug 10 all-day
The world’s only flying B-24 bomber and one of nine airworthy B-17 bombers will fly into Lima as part of the Collings Foundation’s “Wings of Freedom Tour.” The World War II-era aircraft will be available for tours as well as opportunities to take a 30-minute flight. Tours are $15 for adults, $5 for kids under 12, with school-group discounts. Flights on the planes are $450 per person. Ground tours run 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 8, 9 to 5 p.m. Aug. 9 and 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 10. Flights scheduled before and after these times. Reach the airport at 419-227-3225. For ride reservations, call 800-568-8924.
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10:00 am Portage Holiness Camp @ Portage Holiness Camp
Portage Holiness Camp @ Portage Holiness Camp
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am
Portage Holiness Camp will be held Aug. 1-12, with daily services for the public at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Services will be led by the Rev. Lane Loman and the Rev. Gary Bond. Simultaneously, youth services and sporting activities will be led by the Rev. Brad Buhro for ages 12-18. The camp is located one mile east of Portage, and overnight facilities are available with reservations. The precamp concert, featuring the Morse Family Singers, will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 in the Portage Camp Tabernacle. For reservations, contact Dave Doolittle at 567-208-8693 or More information is at
10:30 am Kids Yoga Camp @ Harmony Yoga
Kids Yoga Camp @ Harmony Yoga
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Children will work for five days on flexibility, strength, focus and balance by learning yoga poses, breathing and relaxation techniques with music, games, books, and guided imagery with a “circus” theme. A special craft will be made with a small snack provided. Registration and payment due by Friday, Aug. 3. Time is 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 3 to 6, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for ages 7 to 11.
3:00 pm SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
SMART Recovery Meeting @ Focus on Friends
Aug 10 @ 3:00 pm
Focus on Friends now offers a SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) group led by a trained facilitator. The group meets at 3 p.m. each Friday at 509 W. Trenton Ave., and no registration is needed. SMART Recovery is a nonprofit international organization that provides science-based, self-empowering support groups for abstaining from addiction. The program uses techniques drawn primarily from cognitive behavior therapy and motivational interviewing. The SMART Recovery program is under continuous revision, and changes as scientific knowledge about addiction treatment and recovery evolves. It is reviewed by both practicing addiction treatment professionals, who volunteer as advisers to the organization, and the International Advisory Council, which includes many of the world’s leading addiction scientists. Call Focus on Friends at 419-423-5071 for more details.
4:00 pm Arlington Village Festival @ Arlington
Arlington Village Festival @ Arlington
Aug 10 @ 4:00 pm – 11:59 pm
The fourth annual Arlington Village Festival will be held from 4 to midnight Friday and 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday. The festival’s famous homemade noodles and desserts, along with other food options, will be available starting at 4 p.m. both days.. The parade steps off at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Due to construction, the route has changed this year and will begin at the high school, traveling north onto Cumberland and crossing back over Ohio 68 at the library, ending at the park. Entertainment has been added to the weekend lineup with Eric Sowers Band taking the stage at 9 p.m. Friday. This concert is in conjunction with the annual Corn Hole Tournament which will begin at 8 p.m. in the adult zone. Saturday evening is highlighted by concerts from the up-and-coming group Kaitlyn Schmit & The Move at 7 p.m., followed by Joshua Melton at 10. Another addition to this year’s festival is an area for teens ages 13-19. A glow party will begin Friday after the parade, and a free flag football competition starts at 2 p.m. Saturday. This will be followed by a teen corn hole tournament, trash pong, beach volleyball, Twister and more. The kiddie parade returns at 6 p.m. Saturday, with prizes available in various categories. Other kids’ games and inflatables will also be offered. The festival also hosts a “Blast of Color 5K,” welcoming families to walk or run from the park around town for a little colorful fun. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at the shelter house, with the race beginning at 9. Proceeds from festival and previous grant monies from Hancock County Community Foundation will help develop, sustain and maintain a walking path around the park. For more information, “Like” Arlington Village Festival on Facebook or check
5:00 pm Rally in the Alley
Rally in the Alley
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The public is invited to the 26th Rally in the Alley outdoor musical event series in downtown Findlay’s Latham Courtyard on the 500 block of South Main Street. The events run Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. and are free of charge. Violet Vinyl June 8 This Findlay band’s fusion of folk, bluegrass, country and rock features original songs and covers of Michael Jackson, Chris Stapleton, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Presley, along with a 10-minute 1990s medley. Ryan Parker sings lead and supplies guitar and harmonica; Carrie Lynn plays fiddle and sings; Dan Wilkinson plays upright bass; and Matt Walker provides percussion. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn will provide food. Hipnotix June 15 Formed in 2003 as a three-piece classic rock band in the vein of Journey, Boston and Foreigner, the band currently has five members, most of whom reside in the Lima area. Jimi Goare plays guitar; Rachel Wheaton sings; Dean Altstaetter plays keyboards; Sue Alt supplies bass guitar and David “Sugah” Breaston handles the drums. The group recorded and released an original album, “Closer,” in 2010. More information can be found on the group’s Facebook page. Bread Kneads will supply food. Tongue ‘N’ Groove June 22 and Aug. 17 Chip McClurkin, a Findlay native as well as lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, said Rally in the Alley is the band’s favorite venue to play due to its Friday-after-work vibe and opportunity to interact with the crowd. The band plays classic and contemporary rock/pop music, with sets featuring songs by Led Zeppelin, The Who and Foo Fighters. Sometimes the musicians throw twists into the songs, such as incorporating parts of an older tune into a newer song. In addition to pop hits, the band also throws some epic deep cuts into the set list. Members include David Foreman on lead guitar; Dean Armstrong on keyboards; Mark Stears on bass; and Todd Clymer on drums. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Jimmy John’s will provide food in June, and Hot Head Burrito will serve food in August. Bourbon & Vinyl June 29 Bourbon & Vinyl specializes in Americana and Southern rock, with some classic rock and ’90s rock covers thrown into the mix. The group has been playing together for nearly a decade, making their official live debut in April for the Alumni Musical Showcase at Findlay High School. Paul Romanoski plays lead guitar; Ryan Clements supplies rhythm guitar and vocals; Jeremy Schlarb plays keyboards and guitar; Evan Iles plays drums; and Zach Barger handles bass and vocals. Ashley Barger and Emma Wright will be featured vocalists. Hot Head Burrito will supply food. Spoiled Rotten July 6 This Findlay-based band plays 1980s rock classics, including Van Halen, Journey, Foreigner and Bon Jovi, along with their own original tunes. Marty Hough supplies lead guitar and lead vocals; Mitch Mitchell plays drums; Tim Shaffer mans the keyboards and sings lead; and Joe Berardinelli provides bass and backing vocals. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Campus Pollyeyes will provide food. Reese Dailey Band July 13 Formed in 2007, the Toledo-based group plays a concentration of Southern rock, blues and original music, providing high-energy dance and/or jam music at its shows. The band’s first CD, “Simpatico,” is a collection of 10 original songs written, produced and performed by Reese Dailey, who has been playing guitar since the age of 8. The band features Tom Lawson on guitar and vocals; Scott Kretzer supplies drums; and Eric Taylor plays the bass. Dailey’s songwriting combines the lyrical influences of his father, Pat, with Gordon Lightfoot along with the heavy guitar work of The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Culver’s will provide food. Reunion Band July 20 Formed 27 years ago at a Findlay High School class of 1971 reunion, this eight-piece group specializes in rock and roll cover tunes from the 1960s and ’70s. Four of the members have been playing together since 1966 in the Central Junior High School basement: Reg Routson on drums; Scott Lavender on keyboards; Mike Rosati on lead guitar; and John Courtney on vocals. Later band members are: Dennis Reamsnyder on rhythm guitar; Steve Wilson on bass; Richard Wittenmyer on vocals and tambourine; and Susan Bright on vocals and cowbell. Routson said the band’s biggest influences are Motown, The Beatles and The Left Banke, and the group also throws some one-hit wonders into their sets, including songs by the Music Explosion, Syndicate of Sound, Electric Prunes, and Richard and the Young Lions. Fern Café will provide food. Big Red Deluxe July 27 Hailing from Wisconsin and comprising musicians from the northwest Ohio area, Big Red Deluxe is a five-piece cover band that blends classic and modern rock, country, Motown and disco. The band covers songs from artists such as Journey, Tom Petty, Zac Brown, AC/DC, Styx, Bruno Mars, Poison, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Chris Stapleton, The Temptations and more. Joe “The Hammer” Orians holds down the bass line; Uncle Stevie bangs out the keys; Dr. Ike shreds the guitar; Mark “Thumper” Armstrong rips the kit; and Fritz shakes the tambourine. Visit and the group’s Facebook page for more information. Intimate Events Catering will provide food. Hurricane Jayne and the Houserockers Aug. 3 This Findlay-based band will blow a gust of ’50s and ’60s rock, rockabilly, classic country and swing through Latham Courtyard. Jayne Allen sings lead and supplies cowbell; Craig Allen plays guitar; Chris Budke pounds the drums; and Mark Calvelage plays bass. Influences include early Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Buck Owens, Bob Wills, Buddy Holly, Brenda Lee and early Elvis Presley, with Patsy Cline profoundly influencing Allen’s singing style. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information. Jack-B’s will provide food. High Impact Aug. 10 With members from Columbus and Dayton, this dance rock band’s repertoire boasts standards from the 1960s to the present day, including The Beatles, Robert Palmer, Eddie Money, The Clash, Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick, Kiss,[...]
6:00 pm Eric Paslay @ All American Rock House
Eric Paslay @ All American Rock House
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm
Platinum-selling songwriter and performer Eric Paslay’s No. 1 hits include “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” (performed by Eli Young Band); “Rewind” (performed by Rascal Flatts); and “Friday Night,” the lead single from his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. Brent Lowry and the Drifters, a Pemberville-based country band, is the special guest at the 21 and over show.
6:00 pm The Unsinkable Molly Brown @ Pandora-Gilboa school auditoria
The Unsinkable Molly Brown @ Pandora-Gilboa school auditoria
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm
The Riley Creek Singers will present the musical “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” from Aug. 10-12 in the Pandora-Gilboa school auditoria. Tickets will be available as of July 30 from any cast member or at the Riley Creek Pharmacy in Pandora. Call assistant director Valerie Nusbaum at 419-384-3782 for more details.
8:00 pm You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown @ Fort Findlay Playhouse
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm
Charles Schultz’s “Peanuts” gang will leap off the funny pages and onto the Fort Findlay Playhouse stage for three blocks (but not “blockheads”) of musical performances. “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will run July 26 to 29, Aug. 2 to 5 and Aug. 9 to 12. Sunday shows begin at 5 p.m., with all other shows starting at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Monday for $15, with a $1.50 service charge per ticket with credit cards. They can be reserved in person from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the playhouse box office at 300 W. Sandusky St., over the phone at 567-525-3636 during box office hours or online at Presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, the show features music and lyrics by Clark Gesner with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and extra dialogue by Michael Mayer. The story follows bossy Lucy (Samantha Henry), hopelessly in love with piano prodigy, Schroeder (David Marquart), who doesn’t give her the time of day. Perfectionist Sally (Ashley Carey) is still mocking blanket-toting Linus (Rob Stauffer). Snoopy (Seth Carey) is continuing his adventures as the Red Baron; and the “blockhead” himself, Charlie Brown (Patrick Davis), pines for “the little red-headed girl” without getting a single Valentine from his classmates. Key members of the gang get a song or two in the spotlight: Charlie Brown sings about battling his friendly enemy, “The Kite”; Lucy dispenses some psychiatric help when “The Doctor is In”; Snoopy dishes about “Suppertime”; thoughtful Linus sings about “My Blanket and Me”; Schroeder delivers his own version of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”; and the entire company performs “Happiness” and also lets the star of the show know “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Aeryn Williams directs the show along with the music, Caroline Guy choreographs and Jordan Gottschalk produces. Orchestra members include Tina Matteson on piano, Mara Wallace on bass, Brian Fortin on percussion, Tom Carey on violin, and Desra Dabney on reeds. For more information, visit Fort Findlay’s website or click on “Our Shows” at

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