October Events


Art and creativity play an important part in historic downtown Vermilion. The Main Street Vermilion Arts Guild inspires and encourages artistic expression through their members—all local artists and craftsmen who display their work at the gallery inside the Main Street Vermilion Building.

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Vermilion Community Prayer Breakfast takes place on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 7:45 am to 9 am at German's Villa, 3330 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion, Ohio. The Vermilion Community Prayer Breakfast is hosted by the Vermilion Ministerial Association and the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce.

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The Brownhelm Historical Association, in partnership with the Lorain County Metro Parks, hosts the Annual Civil War Days at Mill Hollow in the Vermilion River Reservation on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm. Bring the whole family down to the park for loads of fun and learning about America's Civil War.

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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 1 on a Sunday on which the Cleveland Browns have an away game.

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South Shore Plaza's Annual Children's Halloween Costume & Candy Parade takes place on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 1 pm to 2 pm. Join in the fun with a climbing rock wall (closed-toe shoes), a bouncy house (must wear socks) and Happy Meals for $1.99.

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The Annual If Tombstones Could Talk Cemetery Walk takes place on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 3 pm to 6 pm 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.

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Trunk or Treat, hosted by Vermilion E&R Church, takes place on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 4 pm to 6 pm at Vermilion E&R Church, 752 Grand Street in Vermilion, Ohio. Dress up in your favorite costume and come join the fun.

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Blocktober Party, hosted by First Baptist Church of Vermilion, takes place on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 1 pm to 4 pm. Join in the family fun with barrel train rides, an inflatable jump house, an inflatable rock climb wall with slide, an inflatable obstacle course, scavenger hunt, pumpkin decorating.

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Vermilion Ohio’s Citywide Trick or Treat takes place on October 31, 2019 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Please turn porch light on if handing out treats.

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Friends of Harbour Town Halloween Festival, hosted by The Friends of Harbour Town 1837, takes place on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 7 pm to 10 pm at 995 State Street in Vermilion, Ohio. The kid and family friendly Halloween Festival will feature kid games, pumpkin painting.

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Join the Vermilion Family YMCA for a spooky fun filled night at the Annual Halloween Fun Fair on October 19, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Wear your costume and come have a spooky fun filled evening. The event features carnival games, face painting, cookie decorating and more.

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