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Nature Arts Festival
Sunday, August 7 • 10 AM to 5 PM • Big Creek Park

The Wall That Heals
Thursday-Sunday, September 8-11 • 24/7 • Geauga County Fairgrounds

Holly Days Artisan Boutique
Saturday, November 12 • 10 AM to 4 PM • The West Woods

Free Exhibit: Home Sweet Habitat
Open Daily • 10 AM to 4:30 PM • The West Woods





25th Annual Nature Arts Festival

Sunday, August 7 • 10 AM to 5 AM • Big Creek Park

In its 25th year, the Nature Arts Festival "comes home" to Big Creek Park after 13 years at The West Woods! Visitors can enjoy 50 juried artists on hand to show and sell their wares, as well as 12 stands in the Farm-Artisan Market.

Visitor Resources
Schedule of Entertainment, Make-n-Take Art Projects & More
List of Food Vendors
Facebook event - let your friends know you're "Going"

Vendor Resources
Exhibitor ApplicationFarm-Artisan Market ApplicationPark Map
Overnight AccommodationsMarketing IdeasFacebook Event

Special thanks to this year's repeat event sponsors!

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Thursday-Sunday, September 8-11 Open 24/7
Geauga County Fairgrounds - 14373 N Cheshire St., Burton, OH 44021

Geauga Park District and Geauga Veterans' Service Commission are pleased to announce that a national touring exhibition called The Wall That Heals will visit Geauga County Fairgrounds September 8 through 11.

The Wall That Heals was created by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) to travel to communities across the United States. The exhibit features a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., approximately 250 feet in length, chevron-shaped and complete with the 58,249 names of those killed or missing in action from the conflict. Accompanying the wall is also a mobile Education Center telling the story of the Vietnam War era and the Memorial.

This being the first time in its 20-season existence that The Wall That Heals will have visited Geauga County, organizers expect it to draw thousands of people over its four-day stay at 14373 North Cheshire Street in Burton.

Visitors will be welcome at The Wall That Heals free of charge 24-7 during the exhibition. Additionally, groups are invited to schedule visit to The Wall That Heals to gain a heightened awareness of the impact and legacy of the war, as well as leadership, citizenship and character.

For more information as it becomes available, bookmark this link and return in August. For general planning information, contact Teresa Runion at 440-279-0882 or To schedule a group, or participate in a scheduled event, contact Holly Sauder at 440-279-0802 or To volunteer, contact Michele Pemberton at 440-279-1862 or

Calling all quilters! Help our community honor our local veterans and enter your patriotic quilt project in the 2016 Great Geauga County Fair. At the end of the fair, all entries will be turned over to the Geauga County Veterans' Services to be presented to county veterans at the special ceremony at The Wall That Heals. Click here for details.

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Saturday, November 12 • 10 AM - 4 PPM
at The West Woods Nature Center

Artist Resources
Exhibitor Application

Holly Days shoppers always enjoy browsing a premier selection of juried Nature-themed holiday décor/gifts on display and for sale by 25+ regional artisans – the perfect place to find handmade items for everyone on your list. Indeed, previous years' juried artists have featured heirloom-quality ornaments and holiday decor, all-natural bath and beauty products, gourmet food and snack items, unique jewelry and accessories, beautiful and functional pottery and glass items, gifts hand-turned from wood, indoor planters and terrariums, and much more, all in the company of live holiday music. We're excited to present this holiday event again in 2016!

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Open daily 10 AM - 4:30 PM
at The West Woods Nature Center

Educate yourself throughout 2016 with this enjoyable, FREE Nature exhibit! Home Sweet Habitat: A Place for Wildlife to Survive and Thrive will show you all about Geauga County’s natural homes – divided between forests, meadows and wetlands – and introduce you to their residents both common and unique.

Expect many animal mounts, interactive elements (like a crawl-through log, an otter slide, and a crawl-in beaver lodge build with real beaver sticks!), a couple robotic animals, and hands-on displays, games and activities for the whole family.

The West Woods Nature Center is fully wheelchair/stroller accessible at 9465 Kinsman Road (Rt. 87) in Russell Township. Please call 440-286-9516 with questions.


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