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Wauseon Downtown Association

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The Strawberry Shortcake Drive-Thru at the Congregational UCC Church will be on June 15h this year. The fund raiser features local strawberries and home-baked shortcake. Servings will be provided by donation beginning at 10:00 am and will continue while supples last. The women of the Wauseon Congregational United Church present the annual Strawberry Shortcake Drive-Thu to the community to support our church building restoration fund The shortcake will be served on the east lawn by the Sullivan's parking lot. Drive thru from Depot street and exit onto West Elm Street. We look forward to serving you this annual treat and continuing the local tradition.

Wauseon  Farmers' Market Season Opens Saturday Morning, June 15th

The Wauseon Farmers' Market opens Saturday, June 15th!  The market welcomes back returning vendors and new vendors for the 2024 season! Please fill out the online registration form.

Again this year, the market offers the lowest weekly rate for booth space at $7.00 per Saturday or $65.00 for the season. The market is open every Saturday from June 15th to September 28th. Set up begins at 7:30 am. The market opens at 8:30 am and closes at 12:00 noon. The market is open to small local businesses, crafters and farmers. The market is located on North Fulton Street in the parking lot between Southern Breeze and the lawyers building. For more information, please leave a message at our facebook page: or at

The NTA show is highlighted by dozens of steam engines, in addition to hundreds of gas tractors and gas engines. Daily demonstrations include threshing, sawmill, shingle mill, veneer mill, plowing and machinery parades with covered grandstand seating for spectators. Please note: there are limited activities on Sunday.

Other highlights include antique tractor and steam engine pulling displays, operator skills contests, evening spark shows, prony brake horsepower testing, Baker fans, power eater and much more. Air-powered engine displays are also featured, along with photos and memorabilia dating back to the reunion's first show in 1945.
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Wauseon Cruise Night Committee Summer Schedule
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Wauson Homecoming  June 20-22 At Biddle Park

Homecoming Queen Pageant
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Watch for these four beautiful contestants taking the stage at 8 pm for our Annual Homecoming Pageant!

Pictured from left to right we have Brooklyn Drain, Emily Bailey, Autumn Garcia and Anika Cagala. It’ll be a night of entertainment with dancing and singing from our contestants as well as our 2023 queen, and some adorable surprise guests!

You will also get to meet our 2024 Homecoming Prince, Cameron Martinez, and Princess, Kenzli Stiriz!

There will be plenty of bleachers for seating, but don’t forget to bring your own chair and make sure to set up early for the best view of who will be crowned the 2024 Wauseon Homecoming Queen!

Food Vendors
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Homecoming Parade

Homecoming Parade, Saturday, June 22, step off 11:00am

The Homecoming Parade will start at Indian Way and East Linfoot Street.

The route will be west on Linfoot to Glenwood, north on Glenwood, end at north entrance to Biddle Park.

New: Beer Garden
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It’s time to announce another exciting new addition this year to your 2024 Homecoming Festival!

On Saturday, June 22nd from 4-10 pm we will have a Beer Garden area! Gather your friends and come have a cold beer or seltzer while enjoying music by Borderline – Bob Seger Tribute Band followed by our main event entertainment, Dat Band, who will be rocking Biddle Park with your favorite 80s and 90s hits! Additional information to note:

The Beer Garden will be located near the main stage and will

be completely fenced in with only one entrance/exit.

There will be a $5 entry fee to enter the Beer Garden with beer and seltzer beverages available for purchase

Must present a valid ID and be 21+ to enter – no exceptions

There will be seating and standing room available

Absolutely no alcohol will be allowed to leave the fenced in area

We would like to extend a special THANK YOU to the Son’s of the American Legion Post #265 for manning the tent!

Main Stage Event
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Craft Market
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Downtown Wauseon Association Mission Statement

The purpose of the Wauseon Downtown Association is to promote a vital community through marketing, promoting special events and development of leadership in the downtown district. Our organization meets to promote the downtown area, member businesses, and the community at large.


Membership in the Wauseon Downtown Association will be composed of merchants, restaurant owners, business leaders, non-profits, property owners and advocates to the downtown district.


A Personal Invitation From WDA  President, James Kerr

   I arrived in Fulton County in 1959 at the age of four.

My parents, Robert and Marcia Kerr brought their family of

four boys to start the Blue Skies Orchard at the former

McConkey farm just north of town.

   Like so many who grew up outside of town, we came to

the downtown area to go to school and church and to shop. In the summer we played ball under the lights at the diamonds by Harmon Field, and on really hot days we swam at the Wauseon Public Pool at Reighard Park. The Homecoming was a social highlight in the summer. Santa visited the downtown in December while the star at the south end of Fulton Street and the live, colorfully lighted trees at every pole greeted the downtown shoppers.

    I joined the Wauseon Downtown Association because I believe that the historic downtown must continue to be the focus of our community. Change is a constant in our lives together, yet amid these changes some historic aspects must be conserved, valued, and restored.

    Together, with advocates and volunteers from our merchants, clubs,  organizations, and churches, the Wauseon Downtown Association is investing in the future. We need the support of many friends who help to make the Wauseon Strawberry Festival, the Farmers' Market,  the Christmas Parade, the Wauseon Window Wonderland Competition, and the Wauseon Downtown Chocolate Walk  possible. Stay in touch and join us in sponsoring these events and more.




Watch The 2016 Wauseon Homecoming Parade
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Wauseon Christmas
Parade (Click on Play Arrow)

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