Lakeside Chautauqua 
October 2016
Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival 
The 21st Annual Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival , a cherished fall tradition held on the second Saturday in October, will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 in Lakeside Chautauqua and throughout the Marblehead Peninsula.
This free, peninsula-wide event will include a variety of activities for the entire family to enjoy. There will be tours of the Marblehead Lighthouse, live entertainment, children's crafts, a pumpkin-decorating contest, arts & crafts vendors, a farmers' market, hayrides and much more.
Parking in Lakeside for the festival is free. Guests are encouraged to park in the South Gate parking lot off Route 163, Bradley Temple parking lot, Fountain Inn and Hotel Lakeside parking lots, as well as along streets that do not have designated parking. A complimentary golf cart shuttle service will be available throughout the Lakeside Chautauqua grounds.
The Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival is sponsored by Lakeside Chautauqua , the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce  and Lake Erie Shores & Islands.
Marblehead Lighthouse & Wolcott House Tours 
Marblehead Lighthouse Tours
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
($3/person, age 6 & older)
Tours of the Marblehead Lighthouse will be given to guests on the day of the festival. The Marblehead Lighthouse, built in 1821, is the second oldest lighthouse on the Great Lakes and the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes. A total of 15 keepers have tended the light. The tower's history boasts the first female lighthouse keeper in the U.S.
Free Wolcott House Tours
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Keeper's House
The Ottawa County Historical Society will offer free tours of the Wolcott House on the day of the festival. It is one of the oldest surviving homes in Ottawa County and was a home to the first three Marblehead Lighthouse keepers.
Live Entertainment in Lakeside
Musician Lance Horwedel
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. & 1:15-2:15 p.m., Third Street Tent in front of Hoover Auditorium
A noted sound engineer and musician, Lance Horwedel, will play acoustic rock music from the 1960s,1970s and today. He has been playing music in North Central Ohio for 25 years and is a Lakeside Chautauqua favorite.
Horwedel is a member of a Fleet­wood Mac tribute band, The Rumours, two classic rock cover bands, Legends of Rock and Dazey Chain, and a hard rock band, The End.
The Magic of Michael Mage
2:15-3 p.m., Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo
Michael Mage, a two-time national award-winning magician, incorporates comedy and audience participation into his hilarious shows.

A master of close-up magic and impromptu comedy, his "in-your-face sleights" and "high-energy" illusions have to be seen to be believed.
Pumpkin-Decorating Contest
Pumpkin-Decorating Contest Drop Off
9:30-11 a.m., Hoover Auditorium Lobby
Lakeside's Pumpkin-Decorating Contest will feature several carved, painted and decorated pumpkins. All entrants will receive a 2017 (one-game) Miniature-Golf Pass. Prizes will be awarded to Best Child Design (age 11 & under), Best Youth Design (ages 12-17), Best Painted Design, Best Lakeside-Inspired Design, Best Design Using Pumpkin/Natural Materials and Best Use of Props. The Most Creative Design Overall will be chosen from the above categories.
Pumpkin-Decorating Contest Awards Presentation
1-1:15 p.m., Third Street Tent in front of Hoover Auditorium
The child and youth winners will each receive two Orchestra Hall Movie Passes. Winners of the other categories will receive two 2017 (one-day) Daily Chautauqua Passes, including auto. The Most Creative Design Overall winner will receive four 2017 (one-day) Daily Chautauqua Passes, including auto. All pumpkin entries will be displayed in front of Hoover Auditorium from 12:30-1 p.m.
Festival Activities & Events in Lakeside
Arts & Crafts Vendors 
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wesley Lodge, Wo-Ho-Mis Lodge, South Auditorium &
Adjacent Lawn
Organized by the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, there will be more than 100 arts & crafts vendors displaying quality collectibles on the day of the festival.
Farmers' Market
9 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Walnut Avenue
(between Second & Third Streets)
Local farmers will sell fresh produce, honey, herbs, spices, flowers, coffee beans, seasonal fruit, homemade pies, jams, artisan breads and homemade baked goods along Walnut Avenue.
Wooden Boat Rides
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office Tent & Dock
($10/adult; $5/child - ages 4-12)
These 50-minute wooden boat rides, provided by the Lakeside Wooden Boat Society, will begin at 9 a.m. with the last ride departing at 3 p.m. Children age of 3 and under are not permitted. Proceeds benefit the Lakeside Wooden Boat Society activities. Tickets will be sold under the tent outside the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office. 
Free Lakeside Golf Cart
Shuttle Service
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lakeside Chautauqua Grounds
A complimentary golf cart shuttle service will be provided throughout the Lakeside Chautauqua grounds. Shuttle stops will be located at the Welcome Center, Wo-Ho-Mis Lodge, Third Street/Central Avenue, Orchestra Hall, Hotel Lakeside and Fifth Street/Walnut Avenue.
Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office Open
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office (236 Walnut Ave.)
The Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office will be open during the Lighthouse Festival for questions and information. 
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Departs from Hotel Lakeside
Hayrides throughout Lakeside Chautauqua will be provided by the McClung family of My Mother's Market, a local farmers' market vendor.
Heritage Hall Museum Open
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Heritage Hall Museum (238 Maple Ave.)
The unique history of Lakeside Chautauqua and the Marblehead Peninsula is preserved and exhibited in Heritage Hall Museum. Displays include photographs, memorabilia and antiques from the Lakeside, Marblehead and Danbury areas. Scavenger hunts for children of all ages are available followed by a stop at the treasure chest. The museum gift shop will also be open.
Children's Crafts
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Walnut Avenue
(between Third & Fourth Streets)
($4/child - all ages)
Children will have the opportunity to participate in several fall-themed crafts on the day of the festival.
Free Corn Hole
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Walnut Avenue
(between Third & Fourth Streets)
Corn Hole will be set up on Walnut Avenue for all to play.
Free Miniature Golf & Shuffleboard 
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Central Park
Enjoy a free game of miniature golf at our recently renovated course or play a game of shuffleboard in Central Park.
 Family Movie: "Kubo and the Two Strings" (PG)
4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Orchestra Hall
($7/adult, $3/youth - under age 12)
Orchestra Hall will feature the family movie "Kubo and the Two Strings" over the weekend. (101 mins)
Shopping & Dining
Businesses will be open throughout Lakeside Chautauqua and the Marblehead Peninsula, offering sales and specials. In addition to local restaurants throughout Lakeside Chautauqua and the Marblehead Peninsula being open, food will be served from
11 a.m.-3 p.m. at vari ous locations in Lakeside.
Food by Avery's Café & Catering
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Wesley Lodge
Feast on hot dogs, chili dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, seafood bisque, chicken dumpling soup, chips, strawberry shortcake and soft drinks provided by Avery's Café & Catering and sponsored by the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds benefit the Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival.
Food by the Lakeside United Methodist Men
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Walnut Avenue
(between Second & Third Streets)
Enjoy brats, pulled pork, hot dogs, chips, cookies and soft drinks. Proceeds benefit the Lakeside United Methodist Church mission projects.
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Calling All Volunteers

Volunteers are needed at the Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.
Volunteer opportunities include set-up, children's crafts, shuttle service and cleanup. Volunteers are not required to work the entire day, as shifts will be available.
To volunteer, contact , or call (419) 798-4461, ext. 248.

Fall Weekend
Getaway Special

Reservations are now being accepted for a fall weekend getaway at the Fountain Inn during the Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival weekend.
Stay one night and receive 50% off your second night, available Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8.
The discount is available for standard rooms only, suites are excluded. Quantities are limited and rates are subject to availability. Each reservation includes complimentary Wi-Fi and continental breakfast.
Book online and use the promocode: FALLFEST16, or call the reservation line at (419) 798-4461, ext. 230.
Orchestra Hall Movies

Orchestra Hall enjoys the distinction of being the only movie theater on the Marblehead Peninsula, as well as in all of Ottawa County. Enjoy the air-conditioned or heated comfort of the theater. 


Movie Tickets: 

$3/youth (under age 12)   


Show Times: 

7:30 p.m. on weekends, unless otherwise noted.


Review the upcoming movie schedule

Upcoming Event

Sunday, Oct. 9
9:30 a.m. Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office Tent
All are invited to participate in the Stein Hospice 5k Run/Walk in honor of Lakesider Patricia King Munn. Register online.

Pool & Wellness Sponsors

Lakeside Chautauqua would like to thank our generous partners for their support of the Pool & Wellness Campaign. More sponsors will be announced in the coming months.