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Magic Week Festivities  Planned at the Magic Corner

The Magic Corner, Birch Theater and the Vanishing Magic Museum will be observing National Magic Week once again this year. Along with the Society of American Magicians. Harry Houdini was among the founding members and one of its first presidents.

This week has been set aside to honor Harry Houdini who died on October 31, 1926. As he was dying he told his wife Bess that if anyone could come back from the dead he would and on October 31st. To this day there will be Séances held around the country on the night of October 31 trying to contact him.

While the events of the week at the Magic Corner will not be including a Séance there will be something special each day you will not want to miss. Below is a list of the daily events.

Monday: everyone who stops in will receive a FREE magic trick

Tuesday: there will be a FREE magic class offered at 4:30 (no need to purchase any tricks since we will be showing how to use everyday items for magic.) All ages are welcome.

Wednesday: there will be a FREE tour of the Vanishing Magic Museum. We have many items once used by McDonald Birch, Harry Blackstone Sr. and Jr. as well as items from the LaGrand David Show and many other magicians from the past including Houdini.

Thursday: There will be 15% off all sales over $5.00

(Closed at 3:30)

Friday: There will be 15% off all sales over $5.00

Saturday: FREE magic show at 1:00

FREE balloon animals will be being made on the sidewalk in front of the shop from 3:00 – 5:00

At the events held on Wednesday and Saturday free will donations will be accepted.

Looking forward to seeing you at one or all of these events.

The Magic Corner is located at 113 S. Fulton St. downtown Wauseon where the resident Magician is Dr. Kenneth Ladd.

Special open hours during the week will be as follows:

Monday – Wednesday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Friday 10:00 am 7:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am 6:30 pm The Shop will be closed from 12:30 until after the show.


October 8, 2021

The Wauseon Beautification Team has been changing the look of downtown Wauseon with privately funded projects. Look for the new mural and the hanging flower baskets. The WBT is an active supporter of the Wauseon Holiday Committee. The holiday commitee has been meeting to plan a number of events during the Christmas season. The WBT along with the WDA and other community leaders will organize the events

    Wauseon Chirstmas Parade Saturday, November 27th 7:00 PM

Beautiful Downtown

Wauseon Bicycle Club Hosting Group Rides for All Riders

The club gathers on Saturday afternoons at Rotary park. Group rides are designed for beginners and experienced riders. For more information, visit the Facebook linked to the +  icon above, or visit wauseonucc.org.

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Downtown Wauseon Association Mission Statement

Watch The 2016 Wauseon Homecoming Parade
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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.

Wauseon Christmas
Parade (Click on Play Arrow)