By PETER HUSTON
Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce
PUT-IN-BAY – It does not much better than spending a sunny September weekend here on South Bass island. Visitputinbay.com invites you to enjoy some family fun, tailgating, gift store sales, car racing and lots of other great family friendly events. If you’re a football fan, we’re an equal opportunity fan club for your favorite college team. And we love the Cleveland Browns. Head to a Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers gathering, they start the regular season at Topsy-Turveys on Sept. 8.
And that second weekend in September features Historic Weekend Sept.7-8, hosted by the National Park Service at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. Don’t miss the Grand Parade, 1812 Re-enactor Village, black powder demonstrations, Military encampment and in all day in DeRivera Park, enjoy artisans from the region under one big tent selling unique art and crafts for Art in the Park.
Then on Sept. 14 come enjoy a traditional New England Clam Bake at the Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets are $30. After enjoying the clam bake make your way to the New Years Celebration and Monte Carlo night downtown on Delaware. Try your had at some great games of chance.
On Saturday morning Sept. 21, come run Miller Ferry 5k, Northwest Ohio’s biggest 5k run and walk. Then head over with the family to Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial to celebrate the “International Day of Peace”. At 3 p.m. a merry group of Leprechauns have a parade around DeRivera Park to celebrate Half Way to St. Patty’s Day.
On Tuesday the 24th of September some amazing sports cars roll into town to celebrate the 10th Anniversary Put-in-Bay Vintage Sport Car Races. Two amazing days of wheel to wheel car racing at the airport, a cars show and other 4-wheeled fun. If you’re a car lover this event is not to be missed.
Put-in-Bay’s October is not shabby either. Save the dates for Island Wine Fest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Doller Estate, and Oktoberfest the 12th and 13th at DeRivera Park. The season wraps up with the “Wake” Oct. 20 at the Round House and Halloween at the Bay Oct. 26. It will hauntingly amazing. For information, go to visitputinbay.com.