Waynesville will have very unique visitors on Sept. 29th from 3pm-4pm as the Cheetahs of Cincinnati Zoo visit the Wombat Art Works Gallery. This is a chance to see these magnificent cats outside of the caged environment as they are special guests at the Gallery. Afterward, visitors are encouraged to dine at the Stone House Tavern Takeover from 4pm-9pm where 10% of the dinner tabs from the Gallery guests will be donated to The Cincinnati Zoo's Angel Fund for Cheetah Conservation. For more information, call Wombat Art Works at 513-897-7174 or visit wombatartworks.com.
The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival will be held October 12th and 13th. This is the 44th year for this amazing festival which is the 29th ranked craft festival in the nation by Sunshine Artist Art & Craft Show Magazine It takes hundreds of volunteers to transform this small town into streets filled with 450+ crafters tents and 30 food booths where many of the foods do indeed contain sauerkraut - over 7 tons of it. The Sauerkraut festival attracts visitors and vendors from every state across the Nation. For more information about the Sauerkraut Festival, contact Waynesville Chamber of Commerce at 513-897-8855 or visit sauerkrautfestival.com.
In addition to the Sauerkraut Festival, October offers lots of fun for Ghost Lovers! Waynesville is reported to be Ohio's most haunted town and there are lots of stories to be heard about unique unexplainable experiences around town. The Museum at the Friends Home in Waynesville offers Ghost Tours throughout the month of October or you can make a fun night of it by attending a Ghost & Goblet Dinner at the Hammel House Inn followed by a Ghost Tour guided by the Museum docents. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Museum (513-897-1607 - tour only) or The Hammel House (513-897-3779 - dinner & tour).
Each fall, internationally known artist, P. Buckley Moss, visits Waynesville to meet with collectors of her art and help raise funds for charity. This year's charities will include Greenebucs, a chapter of Ambucs, which provide Trykes for children and Veterans with mobility issues, Pals for Life Breast Cancer Support Group and Owen's Place recreation project to provide recreation areas for individuals of all ages and ability levels. Pat will be attending fund raisers Oct. 16th-19th for these causes and will be signing her art at Canada Goose Gallery, 97 South Main Street on Friday, Oct. 18th and Saturday, Oct. 19th from 10:00-5:00 both days. For more information and reservations for any of the events with P. Buckley Moss, contact Canada Goose Gallery at 513-897-4348 or visit www.canadagoosegallerypbuckleymosscom
Waynesville Merchants host open houses in their shops November First through Third at Hearth Warming Holidays as a 'kick-off' event for the Holiday Season. The Village will be decorated with all the charm of days gone by and shops will offer free refreshments and lots of excitement as they preview their holiday merchandise. Repeat visitors to this festival anticipate receiving a free shared recipe from the shop owners and a free recipe book cover to save the collection. Each year a new category of recipes are shared and 2013 recipes will be cakes & pies. Holiday entertaining just got easier with a new collection of tried and true recipes recommended by local shopkeepers!
A visit to Waynesville in December for Christmas in the Village Weekend is like stepping back in time for a nostalgic Christmas experience! Imagine streets lined with luminaries and the jingle of bells on the horse harnesses of the passing carriage rides! Sidewalk carolers fill the air with wonderful harmony of the old familiar holiday songs and some not so familiar songs as well. National Bank and Trust sponsors a lighted heated entertainment tent where visitors can sit down and relax while enjoying free entertainment. The shops are buzzing with excitement as costumed characters stop by to greet the customers and shop keepers offer light refreshments to add to the merriment. Christmas in the Village is always the first weekend in December which will be December 6, 7 & 8th in 2013.
Waynesville Ohio is located in South West Ohio just North of Cincinnati and East of Dayton. It is between I-71 and I-75 on St. Route 73. It is a perfect Get Away for a Girlfriends Daytrip or a Couples Weekend to enjoy the small town experience of 60 shops and restaurants that await! For more information about Waynesville, visit the website waynesvilleshops.com.