HERB-N-HANDMADE FAIR

An Herb-N-Handmade Fair takes place in April at Vermilion River Reservation, 51211 North Ridge Road, on the Mill Hollow side. With the beautiful Mill Hollow scenery as a backdrop, enjoy a fair featuring a variety of vendors selling homegrown herbs and plants and handmade décor, body products, and food items. This spring event is the perfect time to shop for your gardens and homes and for unique, made-in-Ohio gifts for Mother’s Day, graduation, and that special someone! It is also a fun and good opportunity to speak with, learn and get DIY ideas from, and support local vendors. Make an afternoon of it with family and friends and also enjoy a relaxing picnic in the park, hike the scenic trails, and tour the historic Bacon House Museum which will be open for viewing. Free admission and parking, no pre-registration required, and this mostly outside event is weather dependent. In case of inclement weather, please call VRR's Carriage Barn office at (440) 967-7310, and for more information and a map of Vermilion River Reservation, please visit: www.loraincountymetroparks.com/vermilion-river-reservation.

CHOCOLATE & WINE WALKS

The Vermilion Chamber Chocolate & Wine Walk tickets are on sale at www.vermilionohio.com. These make gifts. Get them fast; this event sells out usually a month in advance or sooner. Shop, wine and dine, and explore downtown Vermilion, Ohio. Take a stroll through downtown Vermilion while sampling chocolate treats and/or wine as you visit the quaint shops. Visit every participating business and have them sign the participation map to be entered into the grand prize drawing. Plus, every $10 you spend at a participating business gets you another chance in the grand prize drawing...just show your receipts when you turn in your completed map. Brought to you by the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call (440) 967-4477, email [email protected] or visit www.vermilionohio.com.

VERMILION ART SHOWS & RECEPTIONS

The Vermilion Arts Guild hosts seasonal shows featuring artwork that reflect the season. The Vermilion Arts Guild, a program of Main Street Vermilion, is a collective of local artists and craftsmen working together to provide opportunities that promote and identify Vermilion as an exciting art community. Gallery shows feature watercolors, acrylics, oils, mixed media, photography, jewelry, potters, fiber art, wood and hand-crafted items. Original art is a great gift. You'll find a wonderful selection here along with scenes that celebrate the season. The gallery location is 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. Main Street Vermilion is located at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. Call (440) 963-0772 or visit www.mainstreetvermilion.org for more information.

VERMILION POSTCARD PROJECT

The Postcard Project features 15 big and beautiful, mural-sized recreations of vintage postcards that record local history and the nostalgic scenes that depict Vermilion as a long-time vacation destination. Enjoy a day downtown and all around Vermilion and see the award-winning Postcard Project for yourself. Stop in at Main Street Vermilion first for your keepsake Tour Guide (a $5 suggested donation). Postcards 1 through 10 are walkable throughout the historic downtown district. Postcards 11-14 are located along the eastern corridor of town and can be viewed on foot or by car. Postcard 15 is located 4.8 miles west of downtown at Beulah Beach, where the grounds are open to the public and the view of the lake is a wonderful way to end your day in Vermilion. This is the perfect social distancing activity, outdoors and spread out! Main Street Vermilion is located at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. Call (440) 963-0772 or visit www.mainstreetvermilion.org for more information.