Tuscarawas County CVB
124 E. High Ave.
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
330-602-2420 • TravelTUSC.com
TravelTALK - Week of September 17
CVB & Partner Meetings
Stay tuned for more information as we revise our partner meeting format and schedule. Instead of quarterly Tourism Roundtables, we are looking to host meetings at our offices to share and discuss partner needs and industry news. Look for more information to be announced as we get closer to October.
TourismOhio Co-Op Program
Dates have been released for TourismOhio's 2019 Co-Op program. This year's webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 2 at 10 a.m. Advertising selection period will run from October 5th through November 30th. Up to $25,000 in matching funds will be available to partners.
Travel TUSC Ticket Results
We bought and gave away 1,145 tickets to the opening night of Trumpet in the Land for Tuscarawas County residents this year. It was a sold out show and, for many, it was the first time they had ever seen Trumpet in the Land.

From June 15 through August 15, we bought and gave away tickets for free admission into several of our local attractions! 1,226 local residents took advantage of this opportunity and enjoyed what Tuscarawas County had to offer:

  • The Warther Museum: 237 adults and 131 children
  • Schoenbrunn Village: 179 adults and 124 children
  • Dennison Depot: 107 adults and 81 children
  • Broad Run Corner: 125 adults
  • JE Reeves Museum: 85 adults and 34 children
  • Fort Laurens: 38 adults and 21 children
  • Historic Zoar Village: 23 adults and 13 children
  • Uhrichsville Clay Museum: 19 adults and 9 children

We offered tickets through our offices in downtown New Philadelphia, at the Tuscarawas County Public Library main and branch locations, at the Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market, and a number of other participating venues. Many residents were initially hesitant with our offer ( free tickets!?), but they would come up to us in the following weeks with smiles on their faces and stories to tell of their experience.

Our Executive Director, Dee Grossman, has this to say:

“Providing tickets to local residents, while not our usual mode of marketing, provided people with an opportunity to see and experience the history that makes Tuscarawas County unique in the nation. It is our hope, that those residents will share their experiences with friends and family and, when stopped on the street by a visitor, will say ‘why yes, I’ve been there and it was fantastic.’”
Heartland Travel Showcase
It is time to register for the Heartland Travel Showcase. This show offers the opportunity to meet with tour operators from all over the Midwest. The CVB will once again offer a booth reimbursement incentive for partners going to the Heartland Travel Showcase.
All participants that turn in their show leads within 30 days after the completion of the show will receive a $500 per booth ($250 each per booth share) reimbursement.  If you are interested in participating in the Heartland Travel Showcase or need matched with a booth share partner, please contact Julie at the CVB.
Fall Train Rides
The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum will be offering NEW fall train rides the first two weekends in October! Enjoy the Storybook Express, Bing's Magical Halloween Adventure, the Chocolate & Cheese Sweetheart Ride, the Troop Train Rides, and their Fall Foliage Excursions!

Tuscarawas County Fair
The 168th annual Tuscarawas County Fair is this week, now through September 23!

Visit their website for a full schedule of events. Here's a quick look at this week:
  • MONDAY: Veterans Day
  • TUESDAY: WJER Band-O-Rama
  • WEDNESDAY: Rodney Atkins in Concert
  • THURSDAY: Family Day
  • FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Truck & Tractor Pulls
  • SUNDAY:Demotion Derby

General admission (not including rides) is $5. Senior Citizens (60+) is $3. Parking at the fairgrounds is $5. Single ride tickets are $2 (good for one ride) and an unlimited ride pass is $15.
Starlight Fall Food Truck Rally
Starlight Enterprises will be hosting their Fall Food Truck Rally on Friday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participating food trucks include: Ross Mt. BBQ, Canal Street Diner, Raging Avocado, and Al's Kettle Korn. They'll be located at 246 E. High Ave. in New Philadelphia.
A Schoenbrunn Christmas
For the first time, join Historic Schoenbrunn Village on Saturday, December 1 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for "Christmas in the Village!"

Bring your family and join them for a magical afternoon of traditional Moravian festivities.
Regular admission applies. The Village gift shop will feature Christmas ornaments, stained glass Moravian stars, 18th century Children's toys, etc. Call 740-922-6776 or 330-663-6610 for more information.
Why Does History Matter? Please take this survey for the Depot!
From the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum:

"We at the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum care deeply about history. We also work hard to make the history we share with you, our community, and visitors, meaningful. 
But we need your help. To learn more about how visitors like you engage with history, we are participating in a national survey of history museum-goers. This survey will provide us with data to help us more effectively share history with the communities we serve."