The Vermilion Chamber is excited to announce the 50th Annual Woollybear Festival will take place on October 2nd, 2022 from 9 am to 5 pm 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

All Washed Up, Vermilion’s Driftwood Art Contest is back for a fourth season of fun and creativity on Saturday, July 23, 10AM-3PM in beautiful, shady Exchange Park, the center of downtown Vermilion. Driftwood creations draw a crowd who enjoying the creativity of amateur artists and skilled craftsmen. Entries are created primarily of driftwood and (other washed up items) collected from the shores of Lake Erie.

The Brownhelm Historical Association is sponsoring a gravestone cleaning workshop where you will learn how to properly and effectively clean and treat headstones. The training will be led by the BHA's Cemetery Restoration Crew. The admission fee includes instruction.

Harbourtown Dance Studio presents a night of friends, food and fine arts. The event will feature food, a variety show, singing, dancing and music. All proceeds will benefit Harbourtown Dance Studio's student dance scholarship fund.

There's a history of keeping a garden to please fairies. The idea was that you could plant certain flowers they like, build a little house to calm a malicious fairy, or receive good luck from a grateful fairy. Marcie Jaworski will share the ins and outs of fairy garden design.

An Herb-N-Handmade Fair takes place Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 11 am to 4 pm 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.

Brownhelm Historical Association will host a Heritage Museum Open House at 1355 Claus Road in Vermilion, Ohio on May 1, 2022 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Come and learn about the 1999 fire restoration of the church. See the new piece of artwork and hear the story behind it. Experience Solomon Whittlesey’s eyes in his portrait as they seem to follow you around the church.

Storytimes return to Ritter Public Library for the spring session! Ritter is offering fun family storytimes four days a week: Music and Movement storytimes are Mondays at 11 am, regular storytimes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am, and Learn with Me storytimes are Wednesdays at 11 am. Fiona, Ritter's reading dog, makes special visits.

Vermilion Rotary Reverse Raffle takes place April 30, 2022 at German's Villa, 3330 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion, Ohio. Doors open at 5:30 pm, dinner begins at 6 pm, raffle begins at 7 pm. Reverse raffle tickets are $50 per big board entry. Raffle meal tickets are $25 per person.

Grab your program form and your hiking gear then hit the trails at Lorain County Metro Parks for the 36th Annual Hiking Stick Program! Participants can choose from naturalist-led program hikes OR self-guided hikes. STAFF SIGNATURES ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED. Download the form,

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.

Main Street Vermilion Arts Guild and Ritter Public Library are happy to announce the return of the Community Art Show, Friday, April 8 through Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at the Ritter Public Library. Whether you’re a budding artist or a seasoned painter, you’re welcome to apply. This show is for wall-hung original art only and open to artists age 18 and older.