The fee for MA & PA’s Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides: Adults $20.00, Seniors $18.00, Children ages 11-16 $10, ages 5-10 $5, age 4 and younger are free.
- When: Annually from December 1 through the end of February
- Where: (Map It) Main Market Road, (State Route 422), Troy Township, Ohio
- Phone: 440-548-5521
- Web: http://www.maandpas.com/
MA & PA’s Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides: How does “Dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh” sound? The excursion begins at Ma and Pa’s 1820’s log cabin where you will find various rustic items such as chainsaw carved bears, log furniture, hunting, fishing, and everything for the rustic home. Then out into the woods one of their draft horses will pull one of two old fashioned sleighs, wandering out into an open field where, during the evening rides, the horses often stop so that guests can gaze up into the star filled sky. When the trip has ended, visitors are welcomed back to the cabin for hot chocolate or maple coffee and cookies baked by Ma herself!
The Valentine Re-Mailing Program From Loveland, Ohio is a special stamping for free but proper postage to envelopes must be applied.
- When: January 1st through February 14th
- Location: (Map It) Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce in Loveland, Ohio
- Phone: 513-683-1544
Valentine Re-Mailing Program From Loveland: Send your Valentines stamped with a romantic cachet and postmark from Loveland, Ohio. Prepare your Valentines, affixing proper postage, address, and return address, and include them in a larger envelope addressed to: The Valentine Lady, 123 West 2nd St., Loveland, OH 45140.
All of the Valentine Ladies, past and present, members of the sweetheart court, and Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce staff members, will affix the special cachet bearing our signature slogan, “There is nothing in this world so sweet as love.” After the special cachet is stamped upon the Valentine envelopes, they are taken to the Loveland Post Office where they are hand canceled bearing the passionate postmark from Loveland, OH. Please don’t wait until February to send your Valentines! For more information please visit www.lovelandchamber.org.
Donut Fest in Cleveland.
- When: February 12, 2017
- Location: (Map It) Red Space in downtown Cleveland, Ohio
- Phone: 779-23-DONUTZ
- Web: www.donutfest.com
Cleveland Donut Fest: A selection of the city’s best bakeries and restaurants will serve their most superlative ring, cruller or long-john, and one lucky shop will be crowned the “Best Donut in Cleveland.”
Tickets will be available for three sessions. A limited amount of tickets will be released for the first VIP session (8:00 A.M. to 10:0 A.M.) for $45 and include early entry into the fest, tickets to taste from each of the participating vendors, three coffee tickets, a Donut Fest mug and free admittance for children under 3 years old. Tickets to the second session (10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.) and third session (12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.) will be $30, which includes entry into the fest, tickets to taste from each of the participating vendors, plus three coffee tickets.
Current participants include Brewnuts, Becker’s Donuts, Jubilee Donuts, Mary Anne Donuts, Bloom Artisan Bakery & Cafe and Moxie. Beverages will be provided by Rising Star Coffee Roasters, Solstice Coffee, City Roast, Erie Island Coffee Co. and Hartzler Family Dairy. Additional vendors will be announced as they are confirmed on the Donut Fest website.
Medina Ice Festival is free.
- When: February 17 – 20, 2017 (Always Presidents Day Weekend)
- Location: (Map It) The historic square in downtown Medina, Ohio
- Phone: 440-717-1940
- Web: Click here
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Medina Ice Festival in Medina, Ohio: Brrrrr. If you have “cabin fever” and want to spend some time outside in the middle of a northeast Ohio winter, you need to stop in the historic town square in Medina, Ohio for their annual Ice Festival. There, you will see a small downtown seemingly from Norman Rockwell painting. Even more, you will see beautiful artwork made from ice as carvers compete in crafting ice sculptures. Don’t worry, there are plenty of nice little shops to duck in and warm up a bit.
The Native American Indian Gathering in Lima, Ohio is $5.00/adult and $3.00 for those 62 and older and children (Free for kids younger than 5).
- When: February 18 & 19, 2017 from 10am – 8pm and 10am – 5pm, respectively (Always the third weekend in February).
- Where: (Map It) UAW Hall, 1440 Bellefontaine Ave. in Lima, Ohio
- Phone: 419-587-4249 and ask for Deb
Native American Indian Gathering in Lima, Ohio: Live native dancing, drums and singing. There will be many vendors with handmade crafts, jewelry, leather items, clothing, tools and many other items. Delicious native food will be available such as Buffalo Burgers (made of lean bison meat), Indian tacos and the popular Fry Bread. Watch as Native American dancing is performed and everyone is welcome to join in. Enjoy listening to the heritage music performed with drums, flutes, and native instruments. Don’t miss the “Grand Entry” that takes place on Saturday at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm, and again on Sunday at 1:00 pm.
Burning Snowman Festival in Port Clinton is free.
- When: February 25, 2017 from Noon to 10pm
- Location: (Map It) 252 W. Lake Shore Dr. in Port Clinton, Ohio
- Phone: 317-694-8566
- Web: Click here
Burning Snowman Festival in Port Clinton, Ohio: Kick winter out the door at Burning Snowman. The all-day event features live music by local and regional bands, hot tubs, craft brews and hobo fires. The climax is the burning of a giant paper snowman to call for spring to arrive. The music festival is the centerpiece of a citywide event designed to make Port Clinton a “hot” destination. Bars and restaurants around town will have special music and themed events to coincide with the festival.