Events & Art Shows

Special Events Nights Out in the Parks

Our popular Nights Out in the Parks series returned this summer with more live music and more movies under the stars!

The last one of the season will be the Night Dawgs on Saturday, August 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Big Creek Park‘s Frances S. Hall Amphitheater (Facebook Event).

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2019 Nights Out

Special Event West Woods Wednesdays Farm Market

Wednesday, September 11 • 4 to 7 PM
(Second Wednesdays, July to September)
at The West Woods

Facebook Event

Scroll down to view a list of this month’s vendors and what they’re bringing for you!

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 food truck will serve dinner and snack options for purchase. Come out after work and make it an evening in the park!

Geauga Park District is still accepting applications from interested vendors, particularly those with fresh produce, flowers, breads/baked items and similar products.

Vendor ApplicationPolicies & Procedures

Confirmed September vendors coming soon... Farm Market Vendors - August 14

OSU Extension, Geauga County Master Gardeners – Information & handouts on gardening

Mamma G’s Gourmet Caramel Corn – Caramel corn

Cornocopia Farm – Vegetables, maple syrup, artisan bread

Sweet Southern Charm – Bakery

The Bus Stop Food Truck – Grilled cheese, sausage sandwiches, PB&J’s, fries, drinks

“Let’s Get Lit” – Homemade, one-of-a-kind candles

Basin Soapworks – Handmade soap

Lois Luther Creations – Handmade purses, totebags, wallets

Harvest Bell Farm – Eggs, pork, turkey, vegetables, flowers, herbs

Starry Night Farm – Produce

Heather Skye Art – Ceramics, plants, homewares

Salo Maple Products – Maple syrup, candy, sugar, nuts

Teal Toadstool – Upcycled crochet rugs & bags, produce, metal items, baked goods, eggs

Henrietta Wilson – Hand-sewn household items/decor

Special Event Art Shows

This season at The West Woods Nature Center:


Geauga Arts Council Juried Art Show

Running August 7 through October 7
Enjoy local artists’ works for the fifth year at The West Woods!

Best of Show – Beth Nilges-Nehamkin, “You Are Love”

Oil & Acrylic Painting

First Place – Betsy Lee Wanner, “Rainforest”
Second Place – Tricia Kaman, “Maddelson’s Girl”
Third Place – Bobbie Wheeler, “Possum Playing”
Honorable Mentions – Carlene Holtz, “Eye on the Sparrow,” & Susan Nelson, “Bit of Shade”

Watercolor Painting

First Place – Carol Prior, “Peacefully Grazing”
Second Place – Barbara Yoxall, “The Old Pond”
Third Place – Betsy Lee Wanner, “Hummingbird & Roses”


First Place – Dale Smallwood, “I Got An ‘F’ ”
Second Place – Wayne Mazorow, “Shipman’s Pond”
Third Place – Lynn Katz Danzig, “To The Sky”

Other Media

First Place – Gayle G. Gifford, Jr., “Maple Burl Bowl on Pedestal”
Second Place – Mary Manfredi, “Glass Mini Greenhouse”
Third Place – Tom Ream, “Maple Burl Bowl”