WEST LIBERTY'S ANNUAL "SPRING FLING"
2018 Dates: Friday & Saturday, March 16-17
The West Liberty "Spring Fling" is a Friday and Saturday in March where the downtown (and some non-downtown) shops host their annual Spring Open Houses. New springtime inventory is on display. Many of the shops have special weekend-long sales to kickoff the spring season, and downtown will feature new spring decorations and springtime music.
WEST LIBERTY BUSINESS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL DINNER MEETING
2018 Date: Tuesday, April 10, 6-8 p.m.
Our Annual West Liberty Business Association Dinner Meeting is typically held on an April weekday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Foundation Hall in Green Hills Community. There is a dinner, a short business meeting, featured speaker, and a silent auction open to all WLBA members.
Annual dues payments will be accepted at the annual meeting (cash, check or charge) or can be mailed to WLBA, P.O. Box 684, West Liberty, OH 43357. Please make checks payable to The West Liberty Business Association.
WEST LIBERTY'S ANNUAL FIRE SALES - Saturday, May 19
(Always held on the 3rd Saturday in May)
2018 West Liberty Annual Fire Sales (Garage Sale Day) is Saturday, May 19th
Share sales on the official Facebook Event page! Don't forget to visit the village's shops and restaurants, many of which will also feature "Fire Sales". Local food trucks have also been invited to the village.
The "Fire Sales" refer to the town fire disaster of 1880. The fire started in a barn and spread through town destroying many businesses and several homes. It was the worst in village history, and the town rallied to support the residents and business owners who lost nearly everything in the fire.
Sales start at 9:00 am and end at 4:00 pm. (Times approximate.)
DOWNTOWN WEST LIBERTY SUMMER STREET MARKETS
2018 Dates: TBD
Join us in Downtown West Liberty on select Fridays from 3:00-7:00pm for a relaxing and festive experience. Vendors will be displaying and selling their products. Most shops will be open late so you can find the perfectly scented candle, garden accessory, or piece of furniture while you take in the sights and sounds of a busy downtown atmosphere. The Grove will also feature special Open Houses, refreshments, Live Music, and food trucks on select Fridays for your enjoyment.
Interested in a spot? Fill out this form.
2018 FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION - Saturday, June 30
Always held the last Saturday in June.
2018 Date: Saturday, June 30th
West Liberty Lions' Club Community Fish Fry from 5-7pm at Lions' Club Park followed by FIREWORKS at dusk.
The West Liberty Fourth of July firework show is 100% funded by local donations, and we are in need of donations for the 2018 show. To donate, visit The Peoples Savings and Loan Company in downtown West Liberty and ask to donate to an account set up on behalf of the Fourth of July fireworks show. Several downtown businesses also collect in their shops for the fireworks.
4th ANNUAL YOUNG LIFE MEMORIAL RUN
2018 Date TBA (Typically takes place in July)
Join us in West Liberty's Lions' Club Park for a 2.5 mile run/walk in memory of young lives lost too soon with their families and friends.
Each life will be represented on the course: The “Each-One-Counts-Mile” will feature a white flag for each miscarriage and loss in utero. The last mile will host memorial markers of infants, children and young adults.
We will kick off the event with a Rainbow Kiddie Dash for ages 2-8 years old, and wrap it up with a "Light Up for Life" Sky Lantern Release at sunset.
For more information, visit the Facebook Event page.
2018 Date: TBA (Typically on a Saturday morning in late August)
The Annual 5K BOSS Summer Run and Big Orange 1 Mile Fun Run for ages 10 and under. The Fun Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K at 9:00 a.m.
The entry fee is $20 before August 12th and $25 after that date. The fun run entry fee is $5. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers of the 5K race and gift certificates will be awarded to the top male and female finishers of each age division. Race medals will be awarded to all finishers. Race t-shirts are available. For more information, visit www.BornAndRacedinWestLiberty.com. All proceeds benefit the WLS Big Orange Cross Country program.
53rd Annual Labor Day Festival
Friday-Monday, August 31 - September 3, 2018
Welcome Exhibitors, Food Trucks, Displays, Parade Units, Antique Equipment and Vendors! For more information or to request a spot at the 2018 festival, visit www.WestLibertyLions.org.
Daily Entertainment Schedule
WL-S Cheerleaders' Rubber Duck Races in Onion Creek, WL-S Athletics' Dunk Tank, Wheat Thrashing Demonstrations, Dynamometer, Flea Market, Craft Tent, Live Music & Entertainment, Kids Area with Games and Entertainment, Pony Rides, Barrel Train Rides, Petting Zoo, Carnival Games, Sawmill Demonstrations, Ball Games and MORE!
See days and times above for specific events.
*Details Subject to Change
17th ANNUAL OHIO FISH & SHRIMP FESTIVAL
DATES, RATES & HOURS
Friday, September 14, 2018: 4pm – 10pm
Saturday, September 15, 2018: 11am – 10pm
Sunday, September 16, 2018: 11am – 5pm
General Admission: $5
Ages 3-12: $2
2 & under: FREE
Celebrate Ohio’s Freshwater Shrimp Harvest! Get your fill of mouth-watering seafood selections while enjoying a live music stage, multiple vendors and activities for the whole family. Explore live displays of fish, frogs, turtles and other native critters. Swing by the fish farm market for a taste of gourmet smoked trout products. Participate in the Trout Feeding Frenzy, sand castle play zone and our famous sturgeon pool, where you can pet Ohio’s largest native fish. Battle to win the Shrimp Peeling & Eating Contest, take home a souvenir t-shirt and enjoy the country atmosphere at the farm! Freshly harvested shrimp will be for sale beginning Saturday morning (until sold out). For more information, visit: http://fwfarms.com/festival/
2018 Fall Tour of Homes - Date TBD
2017 West Liberty Tour of Homes Info
Adriel School Benefit Quilt Auction
Adriel's annual auction weekend benefits the children in our Foster Care and Adoption and Family Preservation programs. Join us for a unique and truly fun weekend and help make a difference for our kids!
All events will be held at the John L. Yoder Activity Center on Adriel's West Liberty campus. The address is:
500 N. Detroit St.
West Liberty, OH 43357
Free parking and admission.
Sponsored by the West Liberty Business Association. All proceeds from the Christmas Tree Auction will go towards the West Liberty Historical Society's Town Hall Phase III Restoration Project.
Decoration Phase: Oct. 1 - Nov. 1
Village Display/Silent Auction Bidding Phase: Nov. 2-Nov. 23 (View the 2017 trees here.)
Winners Take Trees Home: Nov. 26 or 27
If you have any questions, feel free to call Cindee Boyd at Town Hall 465-2716 or cell 844-9090. Thank you for supporting the West Liberty Business Association and Town Hall Project.
WEST LIBERTY CHRISTMAS-IN-THE-VILLAGE
Friday-Saturday, November 2-3, 2018 – Christmas Preview, Decorations, Music and Open Houses begin in the Downtown Shops! Come to Town Hall to see and bid on 10 Christmas Trees to be given away to 10 families this Christmas season!
Monday, November 19, 2018 - West Liberty Lions Club Ham & Turkey Raffle at 7:00pm at the West Liberty Fire House. (Raffle always held annually on the 3rd Monday of November)
Friday, November 23, 2018 – Christmas Open Houses in Shops & Marie's Candies
(Marie's Candies Open House is from 9:00am-3:00pm and includes samples, candy making demonstrations and FREE gingerbread house decorating for kids 12 and under. Marie's Candies retail store is open from 8:00am-6:00pm.)
4:00-6:00pm - Old fashioned community soup dinner in the Fire House.
5:00pm - 20th Annual Luminaria 5k Run. Click for more info from 2017's entry form.
[2017 Luminaria Men's Results]
[2017 Luminaria Women's Results]
6:00pm - Christmas Parade. Register to have a Float in the Parade! (The West Liberty Business Association awards cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place floats!)
[2017 Float Winners: 1st-Grace Chapel, 2nd-Lions Club, 3rd-Solomon's Garage]
Following the Parade in the Fire House - Santa arrives bearing gifts for the kiddos and sits for pictures in Santa's Workshop.
Saturday, November 24, 2017 - Christmas Open Houses in the downtown shops continues through Small Business Saturday!
9th ANNUAL LIBERTY HALF MARATHON - New Year's Day, 9am
Monday, Jan. 1, 2019: 9:00 a.m.
New Year's Day Half Marathon starting in West Liberty and ending in East Liberty, Ohio. Race starts at 9:00 a.m. Scenic, rolling countryside with one large steep hill. $30 entry fee with all proceeds benefiting the West Liberty Salem girls track and field team. Race day registration $40. Race day registration will be held at Subway, just up the street from Marie's. All runners will receive a race t-shirt. The race begins at Marie's Candies in West Liberty and finishes at Reliant Mechanical, Inc. in East Liberty. There will be shuttles at both the start and finish.
For more information, visit http://www.bornandracedinwestliberty.com.