Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce announces:

The 24th annual German-style festival features German food, hot spiced wine, and cold beer.

OktoberfestOktoberfest is Put-in-Bay’s Homecoming Weekend. Open Saturday, 11am to 7 pm and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Admission to the tent is $4 each day, or buy a two-day pass for $6. Fantastic food, including brats, potato pancakes, apple dumplings, stuffed cabbage, pierogi, cabbage and noodles, schnitzel, pies, German Chocolate cake and so much more, provided by Put-in-Bay Chamber member restaurants. Live polka and German music too!

Oh, and this:

“Saturday still looks like the blue ribbon day of the week with high
pressure ridged from the Mid Atlantic States to the Ohio Valley.”
National Weather Service, Cleveland Ohio


Music Festival Returns in 2018

Put in Bay Music FestivalThe FREE family friendly music festival, sponsored by Miller Ferry at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial returns Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 12 PM – 7 PM. Celebrate over 200 years of international peace through music at Put-in-Bay, Ohio. More details to come!


Nor’Easter Delivers Changed Island Atmosphere

Miller FerrySouth Bass Island Lighthouse weather station reports north-easterly wind gusts at 26mph at 5am and 25mph at 2:55pm. Put in Bay environment Environmental conditions around Put-in-Bay depict a significant impact from the storm.  Miller Boat Line cancelled the 5/5:30 & 6/6:30 boats. Patchy drizzle and fog are expected tonight, along with continuing elevated wind speeds.Put in Bay environmentPut in Bay environmentPut in Bay environmentPut in Bay environment



“Favorite Won” Delivers North Bass Grapes to Put-in-Bay

North Bass Island grapesPut-in-Bay’s well-known Heineman Winery took delivery of Vidal grapes today.  According to Appelation America, “wine produced from Vidal blanc tends to be very fruity, with aroma notes of grapefruit and pineapple. Due to its high acidity and sugar potential it is particularly suited to sweeter, dessert wines. In particular, because of the tough outer skin of the fruit, it is well adapted for the production of ice wine.

North Bass Island grapesThe grapes, grown on North Bass Island, were delivered by the trusty ol’ tug, “Favorite Won,” North Bass Island grapesonce owned by Meiers Wine Cellars, Inc., but currently registered to KFLOE Ltd. of Sandusky, Ohio.  The vessel was built in 1951, is 38.5 feet in length, and draws 5 feet.