Arts on Fire First Friday

Get ready for some five-alarm fun as Canton First Friday brings Arts on Fire on Friday, October 3rd, in the Canton Arts District from 6-10 p.m. Brand new businesses like Judi Krew’s Snarky Art, Dan and Nate Monea’s Old Kinderhook, Artisan Alley, and Arrowhead Vintage and Handmade Goods hang their shingles to be “OPEN” on this night and many more first fridaytimes in between.  They join the ranks of Journey Art Gallery, hosting cigar artist Mike Uhren with his “Blown Smoke” creations, and Second April who will feature work by Martin Bertman.  Translations will debut Frankenstein: The Puppet Opera while Vivian Maier prints remain hanging around the Joseph Saxton Gallery.

Lynda Tuttle’s Art Center will be the kickoff  point to the high heeled “Walk a Mile in her Shoes,” event for the Domestic Violence Project, while up the street, the Canton Film Fest will be in full swing, featuring the film, Bully, as part of the One Book/One Community reading of “Wonder.”

The yellow Info Tent will be your stop for the Buy Art promotion as well as a lantern-making activity for children of all ages. Artist BzTat will be doing an interactive art project on Court Avenue where other vendors will have kids activities with a fire theme.

Main stage music begins at 6 p.m. with Yankee Bravo and continues with Hey Monea at 8 p.m.  Elec Simon and his gang will heat things up at Court Avenue and 2nd Street, Scenic Route will be at the Saxton and Exterminate All Rational Thought starts the night at Buzzbin.    It’s Dance Night at the Auricle with no cover charge, free cookies at Subway, and free admission to the Intent to Deceive exhibit at the Canton museum of Art, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Download a map for the evening and get the latest updates for Arts on Fire at www.cantonartsdistrict.com

Laura Perry is the Digital Marketing Coordinator for the Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. She enjoys having wine & game nights with family & friends, and traveling near and far with her fiancé! Laura is an animal lover and spends most of her free time outdoors with her two dogs, and often a foster dog – she loves rescuing pit-bulls!

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Upcoming Fall Events 2014

I must admit, the thought of summer coming to an end was not a happy one a few weeks ago, so I am a little surprised to say that I changed my mind. The trees are beginning to turn beautiful red, orange, and yellow hues, we’ve been cooking hot, hearty meals at home, and opening the windows to get a nice breeze and the scent of bonfires has been Norman Kutz-Kingsway Farmgreat. I’m actually enjoying it far more than I thought! Here are some great fall events for you to enjoy the season too. This is not a complete listing – there are SO many events, so please check our Events Calendar, and our special fall section Spooky Stark!

September 13 – October 31
Fall Festival at Nickajack Farms: Where else can you enjoy hayrides, a corn maze, famer joes barnyard, rascals round up, the Discovery barn, and pony rides, every single day until October 31st?! Definitely take the camera for this fun day!

September 27:
Molly Stark Harvest Festival will be going on from 3 – 7 p.m. and will include lots of children’s activities, and then a great performance by the Stockdale Family Band from 5 – 7 p.m. Bring your blankets and chairs to settle in for an afternoon outdoors! (In case of rain – the event will be moved inside!
Minerva Oktoberfest: They have what you want… lots of children’s activities AND a beer garden complete with live showing of the Ohio State Game! Football & Fall Fun!! Did I mention their contests include contests – pie baking, stein holding, dressed dogs, and corn hole!?

festa gervasi

It’s Grape Fun!

September 28:
Festa Gervasi! 3rd Annual Grape Harvest Festival at Gervasi Vineyard - What could be more beautiful than Gervasi Vineyard in the fall? Enjoy activities, food, and live music!

October 3:
Canton First Friday: Arts on Fire - If you’re like me, First Friday is a monthly ritual! This month, check out at least 5 brand new businesses. Plus, the usual live music in the streets – including Yankee Bravo, Hey Monea! and Elec Simon. The best part about this event, wandering and people watching. There is no rush, just a great evening out!

October 10 & 11:
Enchanted Forest at The Wilderness Center - It’s Educational – not scary! Join in on a pumpkin lit trail led by fireflies to meet the creatures of the Enchanted Forest such as Spider, Owl, Tree Frog, Coyote, Skunk, Raccoon, and more!

October 11:
Massillon Zombie Walk - Zombies, all over Massillon… need I say more?

Spring Hill Historic Home

Fall Festival at Spring Hill Historic Home

October 11 & 12
Annual Fall Festival at Spring Hill Historic Home - have you ever been to this hidden gem? This is a great time to check it out – they’ll have caramel apples and a petting zoo too!

October 18:
HALLoween Family Fun Day at the Pro Football Hall of Fame – Get it… HALLoween at the HALL of Fame! It shouldn’t take much convincing to take your little ghouls and goblins for this event!
Wizards’ Gathering Enchanted Day at the Fieldcrest Estate – This series of Wizard inspired events is in it’s second year – basically it’s the coolest Wizardry event around town. You want to be there, trust me!
Family Fall Fest at Petros Lake Park (Stark Parks) - Trick or Treat! Dress up in your Halloween costumes – this event goes on rain or shine, with family fun and sweet treats!

October 24:
3rd Annual Halloween Bash at Nickajack Farms - It’s a Halloween Party!!!

Krystal Amos- Stark Parks Fall Fest

Stark Parks Family Fall Fest

October 25:
Costume Party Palooza with the Players Guild - No scary costumes, just good clean fun for the kiddos complete with games and prizes!
Wizards’ Gathering Sinister Side at the Fieldcrest Estate - As I said before, you definitely want to check out all the amazing wizardry this series of events has to offer!

October 30:
Boo U at Kent State University at Stark - Sorry, college students, this one is for the little ones! Bring your kiddos for stories around the fire, a walk around the pond, games, and so much more! Dress in costume – and for indoor/outdoor fun!

October 31:
Halloween at the Boo-seum at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum - Enjoy trick or treating in the Street of Shops and Discover World! This is a great Halloween Party!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Canton Palace Theatre - My suggestion, make this an adult friend tradition! You will love it!
Ghost Tours in Historic Zoar Village - Learn a little about Zoar and some ghostly stories while you stroll along the historic town!

Laura Perry is the Digital Marketing Coordinator for the Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. She enjoys having wine & game nights with family & friends, and traveling near and far with her fiancé! Laura is an animal lover and spends most of her free time outdoors with her two dogs, and often a foster dog – she loves rescuing pit-bulls!

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Molly Stark Harvest Festival

Are you looking for fall fun? Look no further! Stark Parks and Green Meadows Care Center, are teaming up to celebrate the fall season at Molly Stark Park on September 27 from 3 to 7 p.m.

The Molly Stark Harvest Festival will feature free hayrides around the park and games and crafts for children from 3 to 5 p.m.   Activities will include old-fashioned games like pumpkin bowling and sack races and a leaf stick craft to take home.

The famous Stockdale Family Band will bring their unique bluegrass sound near the campfire area from 5 to 7 p.m.  Bring a camp chair or blanket and a picnic, some snacks will be available for purchase.  In the case of heavy rain, thhay ride stark parkse concert will be inside the party center at Green Meadows Care Center.   A handicapped parking area will be available inside the park with general parking behind Green Meadows Care Center.

Molly Stark Park features a mowed trail, picnic tables and grills, and provides an escape into nature and a visit with our past. The former tuberculosis hospital was promoted as a place for fresh air and sunlight and that philosophy still applies today as Nimishillen Township’s first park.  Molly Stark Park is located at 7900 Columbus Rd., Louisville.  Green Meadows Care Center is located at 7770 Columbus Rd. in Louisville.

Are you interested in more Fall events? Check out our Spooky Stark page for a complete listing of fall fun and spooky entertainment!

Laura Perry is the Digital Marketing Coordinator for the Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. She enjoys having wine & game nights with family & friends, and traveling near and far with her fiancé! Laura is an animal lover and spends most of her free time outdoors with her two dogs, and often a foster dog – she loves rescuing pit-bulls!

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