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Wauseon Downtown Association

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WPL is pleased to announce that our Library will soon be home to a collection of portraits by local Artist, Donna Barhite. Ms. Barhite has graciously donated 7 beautiful paintings to the Library, and to celebrate, we are hosting a reception in her honor! This is an adult-only formal event. Appetizers and refreshments will be served! This is perfect for a ladies' night out, date night, or even just a fun event for an art lover! So, put on your fancy clothes and come join us at the library for this FREE event in support of a local talent on April 14 at 6PM!

The Wauseon Public libray has a HUGE lineup of activities for the whole family in April, so make sure to mark your calendars! April book displays are up! WPL is your spot for celebrating National Humor Month and National Poetry Month! Come check out our collection of joke books, comedian biographies, and funny movies for Humor Month, then swing on over to our Poetry Display for some inspiration!

Would you like to join a Teen Art Club? The WPL is looking for teens and young adults in grades 6-12 who would love to explore their creative side at the Library! It can be any kind of drawing, painting, coloring or crafting! The sky is the limit! If you're interested, contact Dan at 419-335-6626 or or send us a message! 

Spring has sprung, and WPL is offering free snacks and cold beverages for our patrons all season long! Please help yourself to a glass of ice cold water from our new bottle/cup compatible drinking fountain and add a flavor packet of your choice. Don't forget a fresh apple or a sweet (or salty) treat to go with it! #food #library

Attention all chess enthusiasts! The library is hosting a chess club The club meets in the children's area afternoons from 3:30PM-5:00PM every fourth Friday for the monthly chess club meet-up! All players are welcome, from experienced Chess Masters to brand new players! Kenzie will hold a small training session for all players wanting to learn the game while more experienced players can play in our monthly tourney!

The next family craft night will be Thursday April 20th. You can make some awesome puzzle creations! Bring your creativity and imagination, because you can make anything you would like! This is a free event for all ages AND there will be refreshments!!!!

April 5, 2023

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The Easter Bunny Fly-In is an annual family event that is totally free to the public. Stopy by the Fulton County Airport to Watch the Easter Bunny fly in to Fulton County Airport in Wauseon OH! In partnership with the Wauseon Legion family. You are invited to meet the Easter Bunny and the pilots at the airport.
The event is totally Free. There is no admission  charge. Particiapte in the Egg Hunt and games. There will be Prizes, and a  Raffle. Concessions  and  Coffee will be available.  Get your photo with the Easter  -  Bunny and more!

The fun starts at 10:00 am.  Again, this is a great free local family activity. Tell your neighbors about this event. If you have never participated, you can expect some great memories for the entire family.

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Save the date on your calendar! Bring your entire family to Homecoming Hill at the Homecoming Park on May 28th. Kite Flying is for all Ages! Weather permitting, the fun will  start at 2:00 pm. The Wauseon Congregational United Church of Christ will be providing  free hot dogs and snacks  along with free kites while supplies last.  Child- friendly crafts will be available at the pavilion. The event is held to honor the day of Pentecost, celebrated as the birth of the Church. 

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And they're Off!  Support the Wauseon Indian Athletic Boosters in an evening of fun at the  Fulton County Fairgrounds Junior Fair Buildng. You must be 21 years to attend, and there are multiple ways to support the event. The event tickets are $40.00. It is too late now to sponsor a race, but you can buy a horse, or place your add in the programs with a full, half, quarter page or business card. The forty dollar admission price covers dinner and two drink tickets. The doors open at 6:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm and the races start at 8:00 pm. Plan no to attend with your friends!

Sign up for the FREE FuLton Sips and Sweets Trail, a mobile passport. Quench your thirst and wake up your sweet tooth by participating in the gamified passport that will lead you to scrumptious delights, crafted beverages and more! Best of all, stops are all businesses located in Fulton County!

Simply check-in through the mobile passport to win prizes at participating locations! How can it get any better? The trail is a “treat” in itself!  You will win prizes on the way and be entered for a Grand Prize. Local businesses participating in the Sips and Sweets Trail include: The American Winery and Brewery, Museum of Fulton County, Red Rambler Coffees and Ramblin' Red's Brewing Company,
Special Grounds Coffee, The Brown Bag Market, The Table on Fulton, and Warrior Wings.

Click on the image below to open a link for a calendar of all Spring Sports competitions for Wauseon Schools. Spring sports include Boys and Girls Varsity, JV, and Middle School Track, Boys Varsity Tennis, Boys Varsity and JV Baseball, and Varsity and JV Girls Softball.

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Pickleball is becoming one of America's fastest growing sports. Seniors can receive training and compete at the Fulton County Senior Center in Wauseon.The courts will be closed on Tuesday evenings during the month of February. Gold, Silver and Bronze playing times (based on ability levels)  are scheduled throughout the day. Consult the "Buzz" newsletter for specific times at:

  • Check-in begins at 10 AM at the Northwest Ohio Rails-to-Trails maintenance building located at St Rt 109 and Co Rd EF.

  • We will walk east on the ALL PAVED section of the Wabash Cannonball Trail, then make a U-Turn and head back to the Trail Celebration.

  • You may choose to walk after the Trail Celebration. We will pack up at 2 PM

  • You choose your own distance!

  • Kids, "We're Going on a Bear Hunt", see how many bears you can find on the first 1/2 mile of the trail.

  • The Trail Celebration lunch will be served from 11:30 AM to 1 PM.  There will be a choice of grilled cheese, grilled peanut butter or a hot dog, with chips, cookie and water..  It's complementary!

  • Activities for the Kids.

  • Music, presented by Squeeze Play (You can sing along if you like!).

  • Bring chairs or a picnic blanket.

  • We will bid farewell at 2 PM

  • Call 419 337-9669 for more info or to register or go to our website or Facebook page to register via the Eventbright link.

         DO PRE-REGISTER for our planning!

Community Meals Served Thursdays at the Christ United Methodist Church
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Thursday Night Meals continue in Wauseon. Jerry Smith, the meal coordinator from the Christ United Methodist Church and the Wauseon Lions Club have announced a new Community Meal schedule. During the school year, pizza will be served on alternating Thursdays. The format for the meals has been adjusted due to a reduced number of providers from 13 to 8. Therefore, the meals for the most part will be every other week. Serving will be at Christ United Methodist Church fellowship hall from 5 to 6 p.m., for dine in and take outs only. Entrance will be through the Fulton Street doors only, except for wheelchairs that can enter at the kitchen door from the walkway south of the church. Mr. Smith expressed his thanks to the following organizations for their participation in this community service: Christ United Methodist Church, First Christian Church, St. Caspar’s Catholic Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, Wauseon Fire Department, Wauseon Lions Club, West Clinton Mennonite Church, Troop 8 Boy Scouts, and Church of the Master financial support.

The Magic Corner is preparing to have a magical mural painted for all to enjoy.


The owner Dr. Kenneth P. Ladd has been doing magic for over 50 years now. By holding yearly Magic Day Camps, and offering private lessons, he has helped children and youth build up their confidence, increase their communication skills, and foster their creativity. Over the years he has also teamed up with Wauseon and surrounding area schools to bring awareness to the dangers of burgs and how to increase kids’ self-esteem and decision-making skills via magic.


He has also been a member of the Wauseon Chamber of Commerce for the past 6 years.

Inside this one building at 113, S. Fulton St.-you can find The Magic Corner magic shop, The Birch Theater, and The Vanishing Magic Museum. As of recently, the Vanishing Magic Museum has brought our town of Wauseon national recognition by appearing on Collectors Call on MeTV.


Next year marks the 10th anniversary of The Magic Corner located at 113 S. Fulton St. and 29 years in downtown Wauseon.


Please help us to bring this beautiful mural to life to celebrate!


The mural's name will be “It’s Magic in Wauseon”. It will be magic-related featuring Houdini, Birch, Blackstone Sr., Dr. Ladd, and his great-grandson apprentice Aiden Franz-Donato. It will also have special effects that will only show up at nighttime! The mural will be 36’ x 50’ in size.


Wauseon hosts the "Grandaddy"of Northwest Ohio Cruises during the summer months. The first Super Cruise Night for the summer season will be on May 5th.  Gene Zenz will provide the live music. New for the 2023 season will be a marketplace for vendors.  The Cruise Night leadership is seeking vendors that paint/ wrap, offer performance mods, personalize Interiors, specialize in classic/exotic vehicle insurance, aftermarket parts or anything else along those lines. We would also like to feature local businesses and farms. The goal is to bring all things automotive together with the amazing things our community has to offer. Interested vendors can message for dates they have available, booth fees are $10 a week or $150 for the season.

The Wauseon Crusie Nights offers varied levels of sponsorship Interested sponsors may contact the Cruise Night committee.

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Wauseon Christmas Parades

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
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