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.
AUTUMN OPEN HOUSES IN WEST LIBERTY
Friday & Saturday, September 7th & 8th, 2018 – Autumn Open Houses in Downtown Shops
Walk the quaint streets of West Liberty, Ohio, shopping and snacking! The stores are filled with fall treats and mulled cider, fall décor as the leaves begin to change. Dorcey's will have $1 sunflowers for your kitchen table and other fall specials. Check out the Facebook pages of other West Liberty Businesses as the date nears to see what specials they'll announce for the village's annual Fall Open House weekend.
West Liberty General Store
MCC Thrift Shop
Sweetie Pie's Baked Goods & Coffeeshop
Liberty Gathering Place
Big Orange Shoe Shop
The Ice Cream Parlor
Jones Country Store - COMING SOON!
Mad River Farm Market
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/
MAC-A-CHEEK LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM, October 6, 9am-4pm
HANDY BOYS & GIRLS HALLOWEEN AT MAC-O-CHEE CASTLE, Saturday & Sunday, October 27 & 28, 4:30-6pm
Enjoy 19th century autumn games on the lawn at Mac-O-Chee Castle. Then enter the building and have fun getting scared by classic stories and poems. Learn about 19th century Halloween customs in our 17th annual event, Ghosts & Goblins: Literature to Scare and Delight.
Appropriate for ages 5-adults. ($10 for adults, $5 for children). The program lasts until 6:00 p.m. Questions? Call (937) 844-3902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
WEST LIBERTY'S ANNUAL "SPRING FLING"
2019 Dates: TBA
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
2019 Date: TBA
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, dessert, a short business meeting, entertainment and a featured speaker.
WEST LIBERTY'S ANNUAL FIRE SALES - Saturday, May 18
(Always held on the 3rd Saturday in May)
2019 West Liberty Annual Fire Sales (Garage Sale Day) is Saturday, May 18th.
Share sales on the official Facebook Event page! And 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 8:00 am and end at 5:00 pm. (Times approximate.)
2019 FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION - Saturday, June 29
Always held the last Saturday in June.
2019 Date: Saturday, June 29th
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.
5th ANNUAL YOUNG LIFE MEMORIAL RUN
2019 Date: TBA (Usually a Saturday evening in July)
The YLM Run brings together families and friends of children gone too soon, to share the love they left behind.
Families who have experienced the loss of a child are warmly invited to submit their loved one’s information to the degree of their comfort, to be honored on the 2.5 mile course. Each life is represented: The “Each-One-Counts-Mile” will feature a white flag for each loss during pregnancy. The last mile will host memorial marker signs and balloon bouquets with names and pictures of infants, children and young adults.
2019 Date: TBA (Typically on a Saturday morning in late August)
The 1-Mile Fun Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Cash prizes for top three male and female finishers and race medals for all participants. Male and female age group winners receive gift certificates from the Big Orange Shoe Shop. Great door prizes and food provided by the West Liberty-Salem Cross Country Parents.
For more information, visit www.BornAndRacedinWestLiberty.com. All proceeds benefit the WLS Big Orange Cross Country program.