Events & Art Shows

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Insect & Arachnid-Inspired Art Exhibition

Saturday, February 13, 2021 – Monday, April 26, 2021
Open 10 AM to 4 PM Daily
at The West Woods Nature Center

Artist Application

Insects have inspired artists for centuries. In fact, some of the earliest human art features insects. In celebration of the creativity sparked through the insect world, and to demonstrate the creative talents of regional artisans, Geauga Park District invites you to participate in a 10-week community art exhibition of artwork inspired by insects and arachnids in all media – whether you be an artist  or someone who’d just like to visit!

Special Event Art Shows

This season at The West Woods Nature Center:


RobinAnne Ralls Payne Presents “Earthlight Impressions”
Running October 9, 2020, through January 17, 2021

A collection of more than 50 Nature-themed art works of various mediums.

NOTICE Frozen Fest

Frozen Fest will not be taking place this year. Click here for more information on Geauga Park District’s response to the coronavirus.

We will plan to come back together in 2022 to celebrate our Northeast Ohio winters, and wish you and your family only the best of health in the meantime. Be well, park friends!

Special Event Sap's-a-Risin'!

Sundays, March 7, 14 & 21 • Noon to 4 PM
at Swine Creek Reservation

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Register to visit Geauga Park District’s sugarhouse and sugarbush any time during these hours for a new spin on a traditional program! Please note that everyone in attendance must be registered in advance via or 440-286-9516. Together we’ll gather sap in the sugarbush with a horse-drawn sap sled; experience the tapping, gathering and boiling methods used through history; see sap boiling in the sugarhouse; taste some maple syrup; and also be able to purchase some maple treats.

Fun for the whole family in the sugarbush — and entirely FREE! Join us!

Social distancing will be observed; face coverings are strongly recommended outdoors and required in the sugarhouse. For more information on Geauga Park District’s response to the coronavirus, please click here.


Special Event West Woods Wednesdays Farm Market

Wednesdays, July 14, August 11 & September 8
(Second Wednesdays, July through September)
4 to 7 PM at The West Woods Picnic Shelters

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Offering local shopping in one of the county’s most popular parks, West Woods Wednesdays are scheduled this year for the second Wednesday of each month, July to September – a one-stop shop for all your mid-week, farm-fresh needs.

On top of vendors providing all kinds of locally made/grown items, strolling musicians will provide ambient music, and an onsite concession trailer will provide snack and drink options for purchase. Come out after work and make it an evening in the park!

Geauga Park District will accept applications from interested vendors until allocated space is full.

Vendor ApplicationPolicies & Procedures

Special Event Nature Arts Festival

Sunday, August 8 • 10 AM to 5 PM
Big Creek Park

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Take in this 30th annual favorite featuring more than 40 artists, plus free family entertainment: cartoon portraits, face painting, balloon art, live music, food trucks and more.

Parking at Big Creek Park is limited, so you may like to take a FREE Lolly the Trolley ride from Chardon Square, where the Chardon Arts Festival will also be ongoing. Please come back in July for our Music, Crafts, Activity & Food Schedule!

Geauga Park District is currently accepting applications from interested vendors.

Exhibitor ApplicationFarm-Artisan Market Application
Overnight Accommodations
Promotional Ideas

Thanks to our 2020 sponsors, Renewal by Andersen & The News-Herald.

Special Event Homespun Market Days

Saturday & Sunday, October 2 & 3 • 1 to 5 PM
Swine Creek Reservation

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Celebrate autumn with the “Homespun Market” featuring handmade and locally produced items for sale, live music, food vendors, horse-drawn wagon rides, balloon creations, Nature scavenger hunt and more.

Wagon rides are first come, first served 1 to 4 p.m. with limited seating. Please come back in September for a list of confirmed vendors!

Geauga Park District is currently accepting applications from interested vendors.

Vendor ApplicationPolicies & Procedures