After all the rain we’ve had over the past week, we know you’re ready to get out of the house this weekend and enjoy some glorious fall days in the sunshine. Thankfully, the forecast is just right for events like the Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival, an antique tractor and classic car show at Quarry Hill and Boo at the Bay Pumpkin Festival. Read on for more top picks.
1.) The Rocky Horror Picture Show Why you should go: Because it’s wacky, wild, campy and just about everything else you could want in terms of a cult classic. If you’ve never seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show, you won’t want to miss it on the State’s big screen — and we can guarantee you won’t forget it. WHEN: 10 p.m. Oct. 7 WHERE: Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky COST: $3/person INFO: 419-626-1950 or sanduskystate.com 2.) Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival Why you should go: This free, peninsula-wide event includes a variety of activities for the entire family. There will be a variety of arts and craft vendors, a Lakeside shuttle service (free), children’s play areas, a farmer’s market, children’s crafts, hayrides, orchestra hall movie poster sale, miniature golf and shuffleboard (free), cornhole and a family movie showing. There will also be tours of the Marblehead Lighthouse, Wolcott House and live entertainment at Hoover Auditorium. WHEN: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 8 WHERE: Lakeside COST: Free INFO: 419-798-4461 or firstname.lastname@example.org 3.) Antique Tractor & Classic Car Show Why you should go: Come out to Quarry Hill Orchards and enjoy a weekend of family fun. In addition to a tractor and car show, there will be a variety of festival activities. A kiddie tractor pull will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 8. WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 8-9 WHERE: Quarry Hill Orchard, 8403 Mason Road, Berlin Heights COST: Free INFO: 419-681-4688 4.) Boo at the Bay Pumpkin Festival Why you should go: Nothing’s cuter than pumpkins at the bay. Enjoy this family-friendly festival at the Sandusky Maritime Museum. WHEN: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 8 WHERE: Sandusky Maritime Museum, 125 Meigs St., Sandusky COST: Free INFO: 419-624-0274 5.) “Couples, RETREAT!” Murder Mystery Dinner Evening Why you should go: You can enjoy a great meal, good wine and a hilarious, entertaining show at D & D Smith Winery – why wouldn’t you want to go? Stop out and have a great night. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. to assigned seating. The menu includes chicken, cheesy potatoes, beans and salad, catered by Linda Bischoff of the Eagles. Spots are going fast, so call today to make your reservation! WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 WHERE: D & D Smith Winery, 401 W. Main St., Norwalk COST: $25/person INFO: 419-577-0242