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What To Do This Week in Ohio

Add these events to your calendar this week, from favorite annual festivals to live music and vintage shopping.


Browse and Shop in Lancaster: Take a trip to the Fairfield County Fairgrounds for this year’s Round Barn Vintage and Made Market. The market, featuring more than 100 Ohio artisans, food trucks and live music, takes place Sept. 24 and 25. Take a look around the historic, 120-year-old round barn and charming grounds for trinkets and treats you’re sure to love. thevintageandmademarket.com

Hit the Gas in Put-in-Bay: The Put-in-Bay Road Race is back this year from Sept. 21 through 24, with races at the Put-in-Bay Airport on Sept. 22 and 23. In addition to two full days of racing, guests can also take tours of the original island course, attend several social events, watch a car show, hear guest stories and more as part of this lively tradition. pibroadrace.com

Find Food and Fun in Urbana: It’s back! Head to downtown Urbana on Sept. 25 for the free annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook-Off Festival and Hoopla Parade. Try contestants’ chili, watch the dunk tank area, enter a hot-pepper-eating contest or try your hand at the cornhole tournament. No matter what, it’s sure to make for some good family fun. chilicookoffofurbana.com

Applefest at Lawrence Orchards
Enjoy Bushels of Fun in Marion: Stop by Lawrence Orchards for a day of old-fashioned fun at the Applefest, taking place on Sept. 25. The spirited event includes a hay maze, crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides through the orchard and traditional bluegrass music. Bring the family for a small animal-petting area or the caramel-apple-dipping station. lawrenceorchards.com

See What’s On Display in Canton: Experience “Ohio Small Towns: A Juried Exhibit of Paintings by Members of the Ohio Plein Air Society” at the Canton Museum of Art through Oct. 24. The exhibition highlights our state’s small communities painted between 2019 to June of this year. The Plein Air Society shares a common love for painting outdoors as well as “admiration for the world around us.” cantonart.org
 
Gallop to Delaware: This year’s Little Brown Jug marks the 75th year of the event. Head to the Delaware County Fair from Sept. 19 to 23, with Jug Day happening on Sept. 23. The experience is a pacing classic for three-year-old horses and makes up an intriguing chapter of the more-than-a-century-old tradition of harness racing. littlebrownjug.com

Find “Somebody to Love” in Marion: The classic band Jefferson Starship graces the stage at Marion Palace Theatre on Sept. 24. Between 1974 and ‘84, the group released eight gold and platinum albums, 20 hit singles and many sold-out concerts nationwide. Come dance to the music that defined a generation, with songs like “White Rabbit,” “Count on Me” and “Find Your Way Back.” marionpalace.org