Put-in-Bay Oktoberfest this Weekend

Put in Bay OktoberfestOktoberfest is Saturday and Sunday, 9/10 October 2021. The 27th annual German-style festival, sponsored by the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce, features German food, hot spiced wine, and cold beer.

“Look, plenty of slips for all of us!”

Open Saturday, 11am to 7pm, and Sunday, noon to 5pm.  Fantastic food offerings include brats, potato pancakes, apple dumplings, stuffed cabbage, pierogi, cabbage and noodles, schnitzel, pies, German chocolate cake.  Live polka and German music, too!

Stormy Weather Puts Hold on Ferries and Car Races

Strong winds and voluminous rainfall contributed to the interruption of Jet Express and Miller Boat Line Ferry services.  Put-in-Bay Car Races put a hold on events due to the stormy weather.

South Bass Island Lighthouse station reported a steady wind at 27mph out of  the north, with gusts at 31mph.  The National Weather Service issued a Gale Warning from Maumee Bay to the Islands at 2:51pm this afternoon.

Safe harbor in the city docks.

Lake Erie waves are from five to nine feet, with occasional eleven–footers in the open water.  Meanwhile, South Bass Island appears lonely and quiet . . .

Hidden Gems Delight at Put-in-Bay

By Amanda Downey

“Hidden gems” lie in wait among the gift shops and iconic restaurants in the heart of Put-in-Bay.  Take a stroll through downtown Put-in-Bay and you will notice the unusual sighting of a Carousel.  However, it is where it should be:  right next to the Candy Shoppe–a place filled with delightful sweets and an atmosphere far outreaching anything available on-line or in big-box stores.

The Kimberly Carousel is an original Allen Hershell Carousel built in N. Tonawanda, New York, in 1917.  It’s one of only 100 carousels with wooden horses remaining in the USA.   Be sure to enjoy a lovely ride on this historic piece of Americana.

Afterwards, stop in The Candy Shoppe for a delicious chocolate strawberry or tasty fudge.  Perhaps something there will remind you of your childhood!  Maybe a youngster will create a new memory?  Like being on the carousel, little treats personalize one’s experience.

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Spring is a time of great growth for plants, shrubs, trees, and especially grass.  Warming temperatures and frequent rainfall make the perfect combination for lawns to grow like crazy.

Keeping up with it can pose challenges, so let Yardworks’ passion for keeping rapid-growing grass trimmed and tidy serve you.  Mowing the lawns of Put-in-Bay for 28 years, Yardworks has the expertise and experience to keep your lawn looking its best. 

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