October Events


The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce, partnering with FOX 8 Cleveland, is pleased to announce that the 2021 Woollybear Festival will be held Sunday, October 10th in 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.

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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.

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The Vermilion Arts Guild hosts seasonal shows featuring artwork that reflect the season. This year, the Arts Guild is hoping to bring back opening receptions to kick off each show. 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.

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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.

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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.

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused many events around Vermilion, Ohio to be cancelled or postponed. Event information may be out of date due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Confirm details with event organizers.

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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 in October. Bring the whole family down to the park for loads of fun and learning about America's Civil War.

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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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2020 SOLD OUT. The Annual If Tombstones Could Talk Cemetery Walk takes place on Sunday, October 4, 2020 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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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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