July 2018



10 Summer Stops in Summit County

From nights on the town to adventures in nature, here are 10 reasons to visit Akron and the surrounding area this season.

Best Hometown Getaways 2018

If you’re looking to hit the road this summer, check out these finds we discovered while visiting our 2017–2018 Best Hometowns.

Four Great Hikes in Ohio's Appalachian Region

Ohio’s Appalachian counties are filled with hiking adventures. Here are four of our favorites.

Ohio State Fair Fun

Check out these not-to-miss experiences, from food and farm animals to classic rides and favorite traditions. 

The Adorable Story of Pig Racing at the Ohio State Fair

It's one of the cutest happenings at the Ohio State Fair. Here's how the annual pig races came to be.

Food + Drink

Honeyrun Farm, Williamsport

Isaac and Jayne Barnes have grown what started out as a hobby into a full-fledged business that sells seasonal honey and other products that are creating a buzz.  

Meet Three Ohio Farm Families

Meet three farm families who are changing the way we think about food and what it means to live off the land. Plus, get fresh recipes from the chefs they supply.

Ohio Farmers Markets

Looking for a farmers market close to where you live? Check out this county-by-county list of more than 140 throughout the state.

Red Basket Farm, Kinsman

Amy and Floyd Davis grow specialty crops and Ohio favorites at their Trumbull County farm year-round, selling to restaurants, schools and home cooks alike. 

Weber Ranch, Wayne

Tony and Michelle Weber used their experiences living in Montana to inspire their small Wood County farm, where each pig, cow and chicken is part of an interconnected web. 


‘Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors’ in Cleveland

The exhibition that has dazzled art lovers in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Seattle comes to the Cleveland Museum of Art. 

See the Incredible Sand Art of Carl Jara

Ohio artist Carl Jara crafts captivating, dreamy and downright fun sand sculptures.

The Art of Robert McCloskey

The Cincinnati Art Museum hosts a summer exhibition of works from Hamilton native’s lovingly illustrated picture books.

Ohio Life

3 Ohio Sweet Corn Festivals to Visit this Summer

Sweet corn festivals begin cropping up across the state this month. Here are three July events celebrating Ohio’s seasonal star. 

Celina Lake Festival, Grand Lake St. Marys

The famous northwest Ohio festival returns July 27 through 29 with a record-breaking Amphicar attempt.

Floodwall Murals, Portsmouth

This southern Ohio city’s dozens of downtown murals depict scenes from local history reaching back centuries.

How Ohio’s Harry M. Stevens Changed the Ballpark Experience

The native of England settled in Niles, Ohio, before trading his mill job for the baseball business. The innovations he pioneered remain part of the fan experience to this day. 

Middletown's Spoken Bicycles: A Bike Shop and Bar

Spoken Bicycles merges craft beer, cocktails and cycling culture in downtown Middletown.

Stipe Miocic on Competing in the UFC

The Ohioan and reigning UFC heavyweight champion talks with us about honing his craft and defending his title.