Important note: the Marblehead Lighthouse is undergoing exterior renovations at this time; therefore, it will be closed during the festival. However, the Wolcott House (Keeper's House), the Life Saving Station Museum and the gift shop in Marblehead will be open. Additionally, shops and restaurants in Lakeside and across the peninsula will offer sales and specials throughout the day.
Lakeside Heritage Society: “Lakeside Lore” Popup History
9 a.m.-12 p.m., Tent on Walnut Ave.
View treasures of Lakeside and Marblehead’s past, including photographs, stereographic prints, maps and artifacts dating to the late 19 century.
Arts & Crafts Vendors
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wesley Lodge, Wo-Ho-Mis Lodge & South Auditorium
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Walnut Ave. (between Second & Third St.)
Local farmers will sell fresh produce, honey, herbs, spices, flowers, seasonal fruit, homemade pies, jams, artisan breads and homemade baked goods.
Free Golf Cart Shuttle Service
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lakeside Grounds
Complimentary golf cart shuttles will be provided throughout Lakeside. The shuttle stops at the Welcome Center, Wo-Ho-Mis Lodge, Third Street/Central Avenue, Orchestra Hall, Hotel Lakeside and Fifth Street/Walnut Avenue.
Lakeside Administration Office Open
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lakeside Administration Office (236 Walnut Ave.)
The office will be open for questions and comments. Stop by the tent outside to purchase Wooden Boat Ride tickets and Lakeside T-shirts.
Pumpkin-Decorating Contest Drop Off
9:30-11 a.m., Hoover Auditorium Lobby
Enter an already carved, painted or decorated pumpkin to receive a 2020 (one-game) Lakeside Miniature-Golf Pass. Prizes will be awarded to Best Child Design (age 8 & under), Best Youth Design (ages 9-12), Best Teen Design (ages 13-17), 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.
Free Family Games
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Walnut Ave. (between Third & Fourth St.)
Corn Hole, outdoor Jenga and Connect Four will be set up for all to play.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Departs from Hotel Lakeside ($2/person)
Hayrides throughout Lakeside will be provided by the Bergman family of Bergman Orchards, a local farmers' market vendor.
Free Miniature Golf & Shuffleboard
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bettinger Park
Enjoy a free game of miniature golf at the lakefront course or play a game of shuffleboard.
Free Wolcott House Tours
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wolcott House (Keeper's House) in Marblehead
The Ottawa County Historical Society will offer free tours on the day of the festival, as well as have Ohio 14
Volunteer Infantry (OVI) re-enactors and the 73
OVI Regiment Band onsite. The Wolcott House is one of the oldest surviving homes in Ottawa County and a home to the first three Marblehead Lighthouse keepers.
Wooden Boat Rides
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Administration Office Tent & Dock
($15/person, age 4 & older)
These 50-minute wooden boat rides, provided by the
Lakeside Wooden Boat Society
begin at 10 a.m. with the last ride departing at 3:10 p.m. Children age of 3 & under are not permitted. Proceeds benefit the Lakeside Wooden Boat Society. Tickets will be sold under the tent outside the Lakeside Administration Office, and rides will depart from the dock.
Heritage Hall Museum Open
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Heritage Hall Museum (238 Maple Ave.)
The unique history of Lakeside and Marblehead is preserved and exhibited in the museum. Displays include photographs, memorabilia and antiques. 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.
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Walnut Ave. (between Third & Fourth St.)
($5/child – all ages)
Children will have the opportunity to participate in several fall-themed games.
Open House: Pavilion Upper Room
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Pavilion Upper Room
The Pavilion is an iconic Lakeside landmark. Only receiving minor repairs over the last 32 years, your support on
(Dec. 3) will help raise money to update the Pavilion. Attend the Open House to view the Pavilion Upper Room.
Pumpkin-Decorating Contest Awards
1-1:30 p.m., Outside Hoover/Third St. Tent
The child and youth winners will each receive two Orchestra Hall Movie Passes. Winners of the other categories will receive two 2020 (one-day) Daily Chautauqua Passes to Lakeside, including auto. The Most Creative Design Overall winner will receive four 2020 (one-day) Daily Chautauqua Passes to Lakeside, including auto. All pumpkin entries will be displayed in front of Hoover Auditorium starting at 12:30 p.m.
Family Movie: "The Angry Birds Movie 2" (PG)
4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Orchestra Hall
($7/adult, $3/youth – under age 12)
"The Angry Birds Movie 2" is an animated comedy starring Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones and more. After saving Bird Island from a green-pig invasion in "The Angry Birds Movie," the isle's always cranky local hero, Red (Jason Sudeikis), still finds himself battling with Pig Island. Red, Bomb (Danny McBride), Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage), Chuck (Josh Gad), and his brilliant sister, Silver (Rachel Bloom), have to join forces with Leonard's mighty team to thwart Zeta's bold schemes for world domination. (97 mins.)