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Ashtabula County Fairgrounds

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Ashtabula County Fair is a 6-day event being held from 6-11 August 2019 in Jefferson, USA. This event showcases products like Agriculture products, horticulture, 4h, livestock, poultry show, meat, bucket calf show, foods, baked food, canned food, crafts, needlework & much more, etc. in the Consumer & Carnivals industry.

Music Along the River 2019

August 16 @ 7:00 pm – August 18 @ 3:00 pm

One of Northeast Ohio’s premier acoustic music gatherings.

Acoustic music festival.  Bring your own and join in, or just listen.  Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark, all weekend. All experience levels welcome; free seminars.

Jam sessions will be held throughout the park both days along with a full schedule of performances and larger jam sessions featuring traditional and Celtic music. Free admission. Donations welcome.

 

Eerie Harbor Ghost Walk

Friday, August 10, 2019, 7 PM

Ashtabula Harbor Bridge Street, Ashtabula, OH 44004

Phone number: 440-228-8458 |

Historical tour with a haunted twist. Stories you don’t always hear about in a history book. This is a 90-minute walking tour. It is suitable for families or groups. You can call to book a private group tour of eight people or more. Chris is experienced in public speaking, she is a Toastmaster for many years and thoroughly enjoys telling the story of the Harbor.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

INGREDIENTS

  • 10 fresh asparagus spears CUT IN HALF
  • Cooking spray
  • Montreal steak seasoning 1/8 tbsp
  • 1 package of  bacon strips, halved lengthwise

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place asparagus on a sheet of waxed paper; coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with Montreal seasoning; turn to coat. Wrap a bacon piece around two halves; secure ends with toothpicks.
  2. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat until bacon is crisp, 4-6 minutes on each side. Discard toothpicks.

 

Firecracker Popcorn

INGREDIENTS

1 bag Pop Secret Homestyle microwave popcorn
1 cup white candy melts
1 package Strawberry Pop Rocks candy
Blue sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Prepare the popcorn according to package directions. Spread onto a cookie sheet and allow to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the candy melts and drizzle onto the popcorn.
  3. Sprinkle Strawberry Pop Rocks onto the popcorn.- if you want extra pizazz to add blue pop rocks too!
  4. Add sprinkles and allow to harden completely.
As seen on thenerdswife.com

 

Father’s Day and Weekend Events

Strawberry Festival

147 East Jefferson St Jefferson, OH

Jun. 16, 2019

Taste the flavor of summer at the Historic 19th Century Jefferson Depot Village.

Saturday 11-5,  Sunday Noon-5.

Take tours through the Historic 19th Century Jefferson Depot Village. Crafters nestled amidst historic buildings, strawberry shortcake, quilt & doll show, kid’s free games, contests, live entertainment, food.

Free admittance, Tours $10.00 at 147 E. Jefferson Street, Jefferson, Ohio.

 

Summer Lawn Concert Series

5099 Leslie Rd Harpersfield, OH

Jun. 15, 2019

Time to celebrate Dad with a Father and Son Duo from Erie. Bring your chairs and enjoy the amazing talent, Me and the Boy, as we welcome the brand new food truck from Thompson, Jillie Jean’s Comfort Cuisine. We couldn’t be more excited to pair our wines and ciders with this music duo and home-style food truck! What more could Dad want?

Music and food 4-7 pm, winery open 2-8 pm

Father’s Day

5750 Madison Rd. Madison, OH Grand River Cellars

Jun. 16, 2019

Bring dad out for a day of wine, food and entertainment.  The day will feature entrée and dessert specials. We also have a children’s menu.  Live music! Reservations are strongly suggested.

WATERMELON SALAD

Ingredients

Dressing

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves

WATERMELON SALAD

6 cups seedless 1-inch cubes watermelon (from 5-lb watermelon)
1 cup sliced quartered cucumber SAVE $
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced and quartered
1 cup crumbled feta cheese (4 oz)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In small bowl, using wire whisk, mix vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Stir in mint.
  2. In large bowl, mix watermelon, cucumber, onion and 3/4 cup of the feta cheese.
  3. Pour dressing over watermelon mixture; toss gently to combine.
    Sprinkle salad with remaining feta cheese. Garnish servings with additional mint, if desired

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Grand River Canoe & Kayak Race

Old Harpersfield Rd Geneva, OH
Apr. 27, 2019

An annual springtime tradition; experience an eight-mile canoe and kayak race from the Harpersfield Covered Bridge (Ashtabula County) to Hidden Valley Park south entrance (Madison) on the wild and scenic Grand River.

This race features a “maddest hat” contest. Awards to top three finishers in each race category (determined by skill level and boat type).

Register with Lake Metroparks
For more information, contact Brian Davidson at 440-256-2118 x4110 or bdavidson@lakemetroparks.com

Run for the Swamp

391 West Washington Street Painesville, OH

Apr. 27, 2019

Support The Nature Conservancy Saturday, April 27 at the second annual “Run for the Swamp” 5K. This road race will take runners through Painesville, along the Lake Metroparks’ Greenway Corridor and through Lake Erie College’s beautiful campus.

Registration for the 5K is $20 through April 12th and includes a race t-shirt. Registrations made April 13th through race day will be $25.

Register online at https://my4.raceresult.com/113295/

For more information, please contact Leah Jackson, college events director, at 440-375-7223 or ljackson@lec.edu.

ADULT EASTER EGG HUNT at HIGH TIDE 8 PM

Last Weekend Was For The Kids And Family… Tonight It’s All About You.  Hunt For Easter Eggs Filled With Adult Novelties.

FB: HighTide Tavern & Betty’s HighTide Fun

(440) 466-7990

5504 Lake Rd E, Geneva-On-The-Lake

FMI: BettysBar@HighTideTavern.com

Event Start: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 08:00 PM

Contact:

Betty Sickinger
(440) 466-7990
BettysBar@HighTideTavern.com

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

INGREDIENTS

  •  pounds Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 bacon slices, cut into 1-inch pieces

INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    2. Clean and trim Brussels sprouts and cutting any very large heads in half through the core. (It’s fine if some of the outer leaves fall off – just bake those along with the rest of the sprouts. They get extra crispy and are delicious!)
    3. Place the Brussels sprouts in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil, tossing to evenly coat.
    4. Pour the Brussels sprouts onto a large sheet pan (you want them to be in a single layer). Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then evenly sprinkle the bacon pieces over the Brussels sprouts.
    5. Roast in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time, until golden and lightly caramelized.

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Spring Bird Feeder

1259 Route 307 Jefferson, OH
Apr. 10, 2019

Join local, Mark Meyer, as he displays and explains the best feeds and tips to attract migrating birds to your backyard feeder.

Free & open to all ages; minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring a chair and your questions.

You may want to explore the park afterward; wear comfortable hiking shoes.

Lunch & Learn

56 S. Broadway Geneva, OH

Apr. 16, 2019

“Improve your health and vitality” FREE with a reservation.

Call 440-466-4368 to reserve a seat.

Bissell Nature Center Open to the Public

3973 Callender Rd. Rock Creek, OH
Apr. 6 – Oct. 27, 2019

At the Dr. James K. Bissell Nature Center, dynamic exhibits and programming bring the natural history of Morgan Swamp Preserve to life. The Nature Center offers many programs including workshops, guided hikes, natural history presentations, and more. Special programs are available to schools and groups.

The Dr. James K. Bissell Nature Center at Morgan Swamp Preserve is open Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm April through October.

Morgan Swamp Preserve is open year-round, dawn to dusk.

Egg-in-a-Hole

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 slice of your favorite kind of bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. With a biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass, press a hole in the center of the slice of bread.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-low heat and melt in the butter. When the butter is all spread out, place the slice of bread in the skillet and crack the egg straight into the center of the hole.
  3. Cook until the egg sets a bit on the bottom, 30 to 45 seconds. Sprinkle the egg with salt and pepper. After about a minute, flip it over with a spatula and salt and pepper the other side.
  4. Move the toast around in the skillet, soaking up all of the glorious butter. Let it cook until the yolk feels soft. Here’s the key: golden brown toast, white (not browned/burned) whites, soft unbroken yolk. Perfect.