Events August 2018

Wednesday, Aug 01, 2018 - August 12, 2018
Creating the Illusion: Costumes and Characters from the Paramount Archive
Location: Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, 145 East Main Street, Lancaster, OH 43130
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Sunday 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Organization: Decorative Arts Center of Ohio
Phone: 740-681-1423

From May 19 to August 12, 2018, the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio will bring the magic of Hollywood to Lancaster with its second exhibition of the year, “Creating the Illusion: Costumes and Characters from the Paramount Archive.” The exhibition is curated by Randall Thropp, Paramount Pictures costume archivist.

Costumes from the films “Coming to America,” “Forrest Gump” and “Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation” are among the many films that will be featured in this exhibition that showcases memorable characters from more than modern-day Paramount Pictures films.

The exhibition was inspired by the book, “Creating the Illusion,” by Jay Jorgensen and Donald Scoggins. Forty-two costumes culled from the Paramount Archives will be on display in this colorful exhibition.

Friday, Aug 03, 2018 - August 17, 2018
Friday Night Bandstand
Location: Main & Broad Sts., downtown Lancaster, OH 43130
Time: 7:00 PM
Organization: Lancaster Parks & Recreation
Contact: Office
Phone: 740-687-6651

Free outdoor concert presented every Friday night through August 17. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018
Downtown Lancaster Saturday Cinema
Location: Main & Broad Sts., downtown Lancaster, OH 43130
Time: Movie begins at dusk
Organization: Destination Downtown Lancaster
Contact: Michelle Storts
Phone: 740-277-6607

Free movie downtown the second Saturday of each month through August 11. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Sunday, Aug 12, 2018
33rd Annual Buckeye Lake Tour of Homes
Location: Various locations around the lake
Time: 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Organization: Buckeye Lake Civic Association
Contact: Trudy Craig

Starts at North Shore at State Park Buckeye Lake off St. Rt 79.

Walking Tour begins at 12:00 PM and ends at 4:00 PM.

For questions, please email:

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 - August 18, 2018
Carroll Community Festival
Location: Downtown Carroll - Bessie Benson Park
Time: Friday 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Organization: Carroll Area Historical Society

Carroll has featured a family-fun event since 1963. This festival continues to offer a variety of entertainment and activities. No charge for festival admission.

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 - August 19, 2018
23rd Annual Antique Tractor and Truck Show
Location: Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 157 E. Fair Ave., Lancaster, OH
Time: Friday 12:00 PM-5:00 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Organization: Fairfield County Antique Tractor Club
Contact: Doug Shaw
Phone: 740-407-2347

Tractors, equipment, memorabilia. Flea Market, Crafts, Steam Engines, Corn Sellers,Saw Mill, Buzz Saw, Threshing Wheat, Stationary Baler, Corn Shredding, Rope making, Hit & Miss Engines, Ensilage Cutting & Blowing, Raffles, Farm Animals, Food Vendors, Thomas the Train and Tractor Parade.

Tractor display, field & construction demonstrations throughout the weekend.

Free admission and parking.

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 - August 31, 2018
Millersport Sweet Corn Festival
Location: Historic Lions Park, 2900 Chautauqua Blvd, Millersport, Ohio 43046
Time: Wednesday-Friday 5:00 PM-11:00 PM
Organization: Millersport Lions Club
Contact: Lions Club
Phone: 740-467-2640

Get ready for this fun festival that you are sure to find ear-resistable! Bring your family and friends to discover more than 20 midway rides and games, tractor pulls, food, parades, and more. Compete in one of the fun contests that are held throughout the week. 

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