The 51st annual Woollybear Festival is set for Sunday, October 8, 2023 in beautiful Vermilion, Ohio. The Vermilion Fox 8 Woollybear Festival is the largest one day festival in the state of Ohio. Be a part of the fun as the annual Woollybear Parade & Festival takes over Vermilion, Ohio. The festival is held every year around October on a Sunday on which the Cleveland Browns have an away game. Festivities begin in the morning with races and costume contests. At 1:30 pm the spectacular parade features marching bands, animals, marchers and many area personalities. Live entertainment takes place on stage following the parade. Vermilion’s Woollybear Parade is one of the largest parades in the state of Ohio. It starts at 1:30 pm and lasts approximately 2 hours. It features many radio and television personalities. Parade participants include Woollybear kids and pets, riding hay wagons, marching bands, radio and TV personalities, vintage automobiles, animals, festival queens, floats, clowns and much more! The Woollybear Festival areas consist of entertainment, food booths, craft booths, and merchant sales. Woollybear T-shirts, Woollybear sweatshirts, and Woollybear hats will be available at the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce stand. Various entertainers are at the main stage throughout the day. Restrooms are located throughout the downtown area. The main parking area for the Woollybear Festival is at Sailorway Middle School, located at Rt. 60 and Sailorway Dr. Shuttle buses provide transportation from the parking lot to the festival area, as well as back to the parking lot. Additional parking areas are located around town as fundraising projects for many organizations and clubs. Brought to you by the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call (440) 967-4477, [email protected] or visit www.vermilionohio.com.
SHAKE, RATTLE & STROLL OCTOBER IN VERMILION
In October, Vermilion shops, restaurants and stores create a whole month of “skelefun" and you’re invited! Local businesses adopt silly skeletons that you’ll find in windows, stores or storefronts, all dressed up, ready to surprise and make you laugh. Bring yourself, your friends and family to Vermilion throughout October for dining, shopping and strolling around town to see how creative Vermilion business owners can be. It’s free, fun and sure to put you in the mood for Halloween. Be sure to follow Main Street Vermilion on Facebook and Instagram for updates. 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.
IF TOMBSTONES COULD TALK CEMETERY WALK
The Annual If Tombstones Could Talk Cemetery Walk takes place in October at Brownhelm Cemetery. As you stroll through the Brownhelm Cemetery you will walk back in time and meet some of Brownhelm’s earliest pioneers and residents. Costumed re-enactors share their life stories in a program that “brings history life!" Brownhelm Cemetery is located at the corner of North Ridge and Sunnyside Road. This free event is hosted by Brownhelm Historical Association, 1940 North Ridge Road in Vermilion, Ohio. Historical Brownhelm Cemetery is the resting place of early settlers and prominent residents of the area. For more information, visit www.brownhelmhistory.org.
CITYWIDE TRICK OR TREAT
Vermilion Ohio’s Citywide Trick or Treat takes place on October 31, 2021 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Please turn porch light on if handing out treats.
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.