Calendar of events: Hayes Presidential to present Craft Beer, Cocktails & Corks

        The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums has added an eighth brewery to its Craft Beer, Cocktails & Corks event, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 26 from 6-8 p.m. at Spiegel Grove, the wooded estate of President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes, and the grounds of Hayes Presidential and an arboretum.
        Oncore Brewing, of Swanton, will join the lineup of regional craft breweries that will offer samples at the event. Other breweries slated to participate include Brewing Green, of Bowling Green; Buffalo Rock Brewing Co., of Waterville; Earnest Brew Works, of Toledo; Findlay Brewing Co; Inside the Five Brewing Co, of Sylvania; Twin Oast, of Catawba Island and Wildside Brewing Co., of Grand Rapids.
        Participating wineries include Chateau Winery, of Helena, and Copper Whale Winery, of Clyde.
        Bridge County Bluegrass Band will provide live music. Three food trucks – Jimmy G’s BBQ, Queso Kitchen and Captain’s Kitchen – will be on site. Food truck fare is not included in the general admission ticket. The event will also include various raffles.
        New this year are ticketing options to have beer and wine samples only or an option for beer, wine and cocktail samples.
        Each ticket includes 10 sample tickets to redeem for beer and wine. The tickets that include cocktail samples will receive a flight of cocktail tasters created by Hayes Presidential staff.
        Additional beer, wine and cocktail sample tickets will be available for purchase at the event.
        Seating is limited, so attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs. Admission is open to ages 21 and older.
        Admission tickets purchased in advance of the event by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, are:
        • Beer and wine only: $30 for non-members and $25 for Hayes Presidential members.
        • Beer, wine and cocktail flight: $40 for non-members and $35 for Hayes Presidential members.
        Tickets purchased after the above deadline are:
        • Beer and wine only: $35 for non-members and $30 for Hayes Presidential members.
        • Beer, wine and cocktail flight: $45 for non-members and $35 for Hayes Presidential members.
        Designated driver tickets, which include pop and water, are $10 for both non-members and members.
        Tickets are available at
        Hayes Presidential is located at Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont. For information, call 419-332-2081, or visit
Ongoing events:
Mondays through Oct. 16: Monday Night Cruise-in, Applebee’s, 3007 Curtice Rd., Northwood, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Through August: Ultimate Dinosaurs, Imagination Station, 1 Discovery Way, Toledo. Prehistoric creatures from the other side of the world meet cutting-edge technology in “Ultimate Dinosaurs: A New Breed of Beast.” The exhibition features 20 fully articulated dinosaur specimens from unusual locations in the Southern Hemisphere. Open during regular hours.
Through Sept. 4: Two Men and a Boat Temporary Exhibit, National Museum of the Great Lakes, 1701 Front St., Toledo. The exhibit takes a peek into the lives of two men, the incredible boat they built, the extraordinary race they entered, as well as the history and skilled work of small boat
Wednesdays through Sept. 27: Summer Music Series, Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Concerts are also presented every other Saturday through June 10-Sept. 30 from 5-7 p.m.
Saturdays: Market Street Art Collaboration, Art on Market Shoppes, 201 S. Erie St., Toledo, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., weather permitting. Local artists, musicians and a variety of food trucks will line Market Street west of the farmers market near the Erie St. corner.
Aug. 4-6: 5th Toledo Jeep Fest, downtown Toledo. Buckle up for an adventure and take part in free activities such as an All-Jeep Parade and car show through downtown, vendor midway area, family fun zones, music, food and more.
Aug. 5: Downtown Fremont Farmers Market & All Together Fremont Event, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine, downtown Fremont. Free. Celebrate cultural diversity and inclusion in the community. Farmers and vendors will be selling produce and unique items.
Aug. 5: Fremont Speedway (410s and 305 Sprints, and Trucks), 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; racing starts and 7 p.m. (subject to change).
Aug. 5: Toledo Speedway Silver Crown Series 100, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo, 7 p.m. Head to Toledo Speedway to watch the Super Fitness USAC Silver Cr-own Series 100, and don’t miss the special vintage race car display too.
Aug. 6 and 13: Music Under the Stars, Toledo Zoo Amphitheater, 2 Hippo Way, 7:30 p.m. The North Coast Concert Band will perform Aug. 6, and the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra will perform Aug. 13. Food and beverage offerings will be available for purchase. Gates open at 6 p.m.; the Amphitheatre will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but zoo parking rates and policies apply. for more information.
Aug. 8-12: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Columbus Clippers, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo, 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 9: Gates and Trees Tour: Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 10 a.m. Explore the trees at Spiegel Grove, visit the White House gates at the entrances to Spiegel Grove and learn some of the stories about them.
Aug. 9: Sandusky County Historic Jail & Dungeon Historical Tours, 622 Croghan St., Fremont, 5:30 p.m. One-hour guided tours include the 1892 Sandusky County Jail, the 1840s dungeon located underneath the courthouse and the Gallows Exhibition Hall. $5. Flashlight tours (not recommended for children) are also offered beginning at 6:30 p.m. for $10 admission. Tickets available at the door or online at
Aug. 9: Verandah Concert, Hayes Presidential Library, Hayes and Buckland, Fremont, 7 p.m. The evening starts with an ice cream social at 6:30 p.m. followed by music by Toraigh performing traditional Irish music. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and choose a spot on the lawn.
Aug. 11: Northwood Nights, Central Park, 6000 Wales Rd., Northwood (behind the municipal building), 5-8 p.m. Food trucks, vendors, crafts, seasonal food/produce, live entertainment, beverage tent and more.
Aug. 11-13: Shakespeare in the Grove: A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont. Free; no tickets required. Enjoy a performance of Shakespeare’s classic tale of love “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” performed on the verandah of the historic Hayes Home by college students and actors from around the region. Bring a chair or blanket for seating on the expansive lawn of the Hayes Home. In the event of inclement weather, the performance would be moved into the museum auditorium. The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, and Saturday, Aug. 12, as well as at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13.
Aug. 11: Toledo Speedway School Bus Figure 8 Race, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo, 7 p.m. Buses race on a track that purposely intersects itself, increasing the risk of collision. Central Avenue Truck Parts School Bus Figure 8, plus LMSP, FS, Boat Figure 8 race. (Bus, boat race rain date 8/13 at 6 p.m.)
Aug. 11-12: Maumee Summer Fair, Uptown Maumee, Conant Street. Parade, arts and crafts, entertainment, kids’ area, and more.
Aug. 12: Trees Named in Honor Tree Tour, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 10 a.m. Learn the stories of the people who visited Spiegel Grove who have had trees named in their honor. HPLM members admitted free.
Aug. 12: Fun Day in the Park, Brentwood Park, Northwood, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sponsored by the City of Northwood Department of Recreation, Northwood Community Cares and Miracle League. Kickball tournament, inflatable soccer, water slide for kids, live entertainment, food, craft vendors, Golf Ball Drop with Northwood Rotary.
Aug. 12: Glass City Jazz Fest, Glass City Metropark, 1001 Front St., Toledo, noon-sunset. Organized by the Great Lakes Jazz Society, the Glass festival will provide an open air, family-friendly event for visitors to remember the rich heritage of jazz in Toledo. Proceeds from the beverage tent will help fund the Great Lakes Jazz Society Scholarship, which purchases music instruments and lessons for children (K-12).
Aug. 12: ProMedica Live Movie Night –– “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” Promenade Park, 400 Water St., Toledo, 6 p.m. Come early to the lawn before the movie for Imagination Station activities, an inflatable dragon slide and airbrush tattoos. DJ Frankie Jaye and Friends will be spinning tunes before the show starts.
Aug. 12: Hensville Live! Concert Series featuring Appalachian Outlaws, Hensville Park, Monroe Street and N. St. Claire, Toledo, following the Toledo Mud Hens game. Free and open to the public.
Aug. 12-13: Wild About Art, Toledo Zoo. This unique show, set in the wild beauty of the zoo, features local and regional artists with various mediums on display and for sale to visitors. The event will also include live entertainment, activities and, of course, animals.
Aug. 12-13: The 60 Years’ War for Ohio: The American Revolution, Fort Meigs, Perrysburg. Explore an important chapter in the long fight for the Ohio Country. Listen to the sounds of the late 18th century at this living history event, featuring Revolutionary War battles, engaging demonstrations, musical performances, and a glimpse into the center chapter of the 60 Years War for Ohio.
Aug. 15-17: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Omaha Storm Chasers, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo, 6:35 p.m.
Aug. 15-19: 27th Rug Hooking Week, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Exhibits featuring 500-800 contemporary and historic fiber art works displayed gallery-style, classes, vendors and more.
Aug. 16: Oregon Rollin’ Food & Farm Market, 5401 Starr Ext. soccer fields. Farmers market, food trucks, vendors and more, from 5-8 p.m.
Aug. 16: The Beach Boys in Concert, Centennial Terrace, Sylvania, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 16-19: Pemberville Free Fair, downtown Pemberville. Entertainment, contests, arts and crafts, parade, exhibitions and more.
Aug. 17: 28th Experience Ottawa County Event, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., Elmore. Local vendors will be stationed to showcase their products and services, a catered dinner and beverages from local establishments. Network listening to area musicians. $40, includes dinner. Open to the public.
Aug. 17-19: 56th National Tractor-Pulling Championships, Wood Co. Fairgrounds, Bowling Green.
Aug. 18-19: Hot Wheels Monster Truck Glow Party, Huntington Center Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Fans of all ages will enjoy experiencing the thrill of watching their favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks in the dark. Four performances.
Aug. 18-20: Toledo Pride Festival, Promenade Park, 400 Water St., Toledo. A large-scale, outdoor event showcasing the best local entertainment. The festival also boasts a parade, food, merchandise vendors, and networking with numerous community organizations, including social groups, churches, and health and wellness groups.
Aug. 19: Downtown Fremont Farmers Market & Things That Go Event, downtown Fremont, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. Vendors, live entertainment, treats and something for all ages.
Aug. 19; Rotary of Fremont Blues, Brews and Brats Fest, downtown Fremont, 5-11 p.m. Food, beer, music and more. Proceeds raised support a variety of local youth and community projects. Bring a lawn chair.
Aug. 19: Get the Led Out, performing iconic songs of Led Zeppelin, Centennial Terrace, Sylvania, 8 p.m.
Aug. 19: Hensville Live! Concert Series – Main Street Dueling Pianos, Hensville Park, Toledo, following the Mud Hens game. Free.
 Aug. 19-20: Annual Levis Commons Fine Art Fair, the Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg. A juried fair featuring artists and artisans offering jewelry, ceramics, painting, glass, photography, fiber and more. Free admission and parking.
Aug. 19-20: First Lady Lucy Hayes’ Birthday Party, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate First Lady Lucy Hayes’ birthday with a weekend of hands-on activities, a flower-arranging class and more.
Aug. 21: Fremont Speedway (305 Sprints Fair Race), 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; racing starts at 7 p.m. (subject to change).
Aug. 21-27: Sandusky County Fair, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont. One of Ohio’s largest county fairs featuring displays of arts and crafts, food, amusement rides, entertainment and more.
Aug. 23: Verandah Concert, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums at Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 6:30-8 p.m. The evening starts with an ice cream social at 6:30 p.m. followed by music by the North Coast Big Band. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and choose a spot on the lawn.
Aug. 23-24: Bash on the Bay 2023, Put-in-Bay Airport, 1494 Langram Rd. Bash on the Bay returns to Put-in-Bay with iconic Latin musician, Pitbull and country superstar, Luke Bryan headlining the two-day music festival.
Aug. 24: Healing Sound & Medication, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., Elmore, 7:30 p.m. Join Rebecca Black as she shares therapeutic sounds and vibrations using healing crystal bowls and Solfeggio tuning forks. Bring a mat, blanket, pillow or any props needed to be comfortable. $30.90.
Aug. 25-27: 57th German-American Festival, Oak Shade Grove, Oregon. Northwest Ohio’s oldest ethnic festival featuring food, music and entertainment, contests and more.
Aug. 26: Woodville Farmers Market, Trail Marker Park, South Cherry Street, 9 a.m.-noon. [email protected].
Aug. 26: BUGFest, Toledo Zoo. A day of fun dedicated to the creatures that creep, crawl, float and flutter.
Aug. 29: Genoa Cruise-in Car Show, downtown Genoa, 5-8 p.m. Featuring music by DJ Cruisin Zeake. Cash prizes and gas cards awarded.
Aug. 29-31: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Iowa Cubs, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo, 6:35 p.m.
Aug. 30: Presidential History Book Club, Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, noon. All are invited to read and discuss books about the American presidency at this free book club. This month, the club is reading “The Revolutionary Samuel Adams” by Stacy Schiff. This event will take place in person and online. For online login information, contact Historian Dustin McLochlin at [email protected]. In-person participants can bring their lunch.
Aug. 31: Overdose Awareness Day, Connor Park, 2300 Morrison Rd., Fremont, 6-8 p.m. Event to raise awareness of the resources in Sandusky County to help prevent drug overdoses. Featuring speakers from the recovery field, free Narcan training, rock painting and family-friendly activities including free hot dogs and chips, giveaways and raffles.
Aug. 31-Sept. 3: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, “The Wall that Heals,” Williams Park. Visit the traveling memorial and remember all those who have served and/or lost their lives in the Vietnam War. For information and times, visit
Sept. 1-4: Milan Melon Festival, Village Square, SR 113, Milan, Ohio.
Sept. 1-4: Sandusky County Restorers of Antique Power (S.C.R.A.P.) Antique Tractor & Engine Show, White Star Park, SR 300, a mile south of Gibsonburg. Displays of antique tractors, engines, cars, trucks, motorcycles and farm equipment, demonstrations, live entertainment, food, a large flea market and more.
        For more events, be sure to visit,, or Submit event information to [email protected].

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