Calendar of events: 23rd Grub `n Suds Motorcycle Extravaganza set for Sept. 7

Press Staff Writer

        The 23rd annual Grub 'n Suds Motorcycle Extravaganza will take place from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, rain or shine, at Depot Park in Elmore.
        This year’s event features a poker run, live bands, food, a bike show and judging contest, vendors, and a preview of the 2020 model Honda, Indian, Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
        Live music will be featured from noon-8 p.m., including performances by “Southern Road” offering country and Southern rock and, back by popular demand, the “3 Horsemen” playing a mix of the best of Southern and classic rock, `80s and `90s rock, country, metal, and everything in between.
        Of course, Grub `n Suds 2019 will feature lots of food and ice-cold beer. Food selections include fresh homemade French fries, hamburgers, hot dogs, Coney dogs, sausage sandwiches, shredded chicken sandwiches, hot roast beef sandwiches, beans, cole slaw, beverages and fresh baked pie. Once again, the “All-You-Can-Eat-All-Day Wristband” will be available.
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        Other September event highlights include:
Through Sept. 15: “Life is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture,” Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo. The first large-scale domestic exhibition to provide a historical overview of this topic with an emphasis upon the Midwest. This is a ticketed exhibition; free admission Thursdays 5-9 p.m.
Saturdays-Sundays through Sept. 29: Family Fishing Days, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Catch-and-release fishing at the visitor center pond. Equipment and bait provided. 419-898-0014,
Through Oct. 6: Special exhibit “Demon Rum & Cold Water: The Two Sides of Temperance,” Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont. The Temperance Movement gained popularity in the 1850s and became a significant moral and political force by 1900. This exhibit will present the causes for temperance, the role of its proponents in American society, and how the Hayeses were shaped by and helped shape the movement. Access to the exhibit is included with regular admission. 419-332-2081,
Through March 29, 2020: Women of Spiegel Grove – a special exhibit at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont. In honor of the centennial of women’s suffrage, the exhibit showcases the lives of the many women who played important roles at Spiegel Grove and tells the national story of women in America, from the suffrage movement to the pursuit for social and workplace equality to the #MeToo movement. Exhibit included with HPLM admission. 419-332-2081,
Through Feb. 23, 2020: “Everything Is Rhythm: Mid-Century Art & Music, Toledo Museum of Art. A multi-sensory exhibit featuring a selection of 20th-century abstract paintings, each paired with carefully curated musical compositions. Free admission.
Through March 8, 2020: “Global Conversation: Art in Dialogue,” Toledo Museum of Art. Dozens of contemporary works of art, many from the Museum’s permanent collection and many newly acquired, that encompass a broad range of media and geographic regions are featured. Free admission.
Through Sept. 2: Sandusky County Restorers of Antique Power (S.C.R.A.P.) Antique Tractor & Engine Show, White Star Park, SR 300, a mile south of Gibsonburg. Displays of antique tractors, engines, cars, trucks, motorcycles and farm equipment, demonstrations, live entertainment, food, a large flea market and more.
Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Milan Melon Festival, Village Square, Milan. Rides, games, contests, antique car show, musical entertainment, Grand Parade, and lots of melon treats. 419-681-1727,
Sept. 1: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Columbus Clippers, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo, 6:05 p.m. 419-725-HENS,
Sept. 1: Glacial Glimpses, Glacial Grooves State Memorial, Kelleys Island. On this guided walk at the Glacial Grooves, Kelleys Island Audubon Club President Pat Hayes will share the latest theories on how these world-famous grooves were formed.
Sept. 2: Toledo Mud Hens vs. Columbus Clippers, Fifth Third Field, downtown Toledo, 1:05 p.m. 419-725-HENS,
Sept. 3, 10, 17 & 24: Senior Discovery Days, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Seniors are treated to free admission, great perks and activities on Tuesdays in September during Senior Discovery Days and exclusive discounts during the rest of the week. 419-385-4040,
Sept. 4: JoJo Siwa’s D.R.E.A.M. Tour, Huntington Center, Toledo, 7 p.m.
Sept. 5: Beer & Wine Tasting, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore. Join personal chef Jennifer Schuerman for a beer and wine tasting with themed foods. $30.90 per person.
Sept. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28: Snooze at the Zoo. During the overnight adventure, guests make enrichment for animals, tour the Zoo, meet animals up close and enjoy meals. Each Snooze lasts from 6:30-10 a.m. the next day. Separate fee, pre-registration required.
Sept. 6-8: 47th Greek-American Festival, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 N. Superior St., Toledo. A celebration of the Orthodox faith, Greek culture, entertainment, food, pastry and hospitality.
Sept. 6-8: Black Swamp Arts Festival, downtown Bowling Green. Juried art displays from artists from around the country, plus food, music, kids’ activities and more.
Sept. 6-8: Historic Weekend, Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial, Put-in-Bay. A celebration of the 206th anniversary of Oliver Hazard Perry’s defeat of the British fleet in the Battle of Lake Erie, Sept 10, 1813, and the enduring peace that has bound the United States, Great Britain, and Canada in peace and as allies for more than 200 years. Memorial service, Grand Parade, Living History Military Encampment and more.
Sept. 7: Grub N` Suds Motorcycle Festival, Depot Park, Elmore. Sponsored by the Elmore Historical Society and A.B.A.T.E of Ohio Region 7, the festival will feature motorcycles, a poker run, live bands, bike games and contests with lots of food and beer. Visit Grub 'n Suds Motorcycle Rally Elmore, Ohio on Facebook.
Sept. 7: Butterfly Festival, Kelleys Island Historical Museum. 11 a.m.
Sept. 7: Stone Laboratory Open House, Aquatic Visitor’s Center, Put-in-Bay, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 614-292-8949,
Sept. 7-8: Pioneer Days, Historic Lyme Village, Bellevue. Travel back in time as history comes alive. Experience various aspects of life in the 1700s and 1800s.
Sept. 8: Grandparents Day/Day of Honor, Toledo Zoo. Grandparents are admitted free when they bring their grandchildren to the zoo. The Zoo also offers its annual salute to members of our military and first responder organizations.
Sept. 8: One Yoga Festival, Promenade Park, Toledo, 9 a.m. ProMedica with Toledo-area yoga studios are sponsoring a day of bell-being including yoga, music, food, cooking demos and other activities. All ages welcome. Bring a yoga mat. $20 before Sept. 7 at noon or $30 the day of the event (under 12 years old free).
Sept. 8: Autism Speaks Toledo Walk, Huntington Center, Toledo, 9 a.m.-noon. To learn more about autism, visit or contact the free Autism Response Team at 888-288-4762
Sept. 8: Craft Bash at the Bay, Maumee Bay Lodge, Oregon, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Unique creations, local art, homemade and handmade items and more. Free.
Sept. 10-15: Celebrate Our Artisans, Sauder Village, Archbold. Special demonstrations, daily drawings and more.
Sept. 11: Gibsonburg Public Safety Service Memorial Service, Williams Park, Gibsonburg, 7 p.m. Gibsonburg remembers 9/11 at the Public Safety Service Memorial that was constructed with the antenna of the North World Trade Center.
Sept. 13: Country music artist Frankie Ballard in concert, Promenade Park, Toledo, 6:15 p.m. Sponsored by the ProMedica Concert Series.
Sept. 13-15: NW Ohio RV Dealers Fall RV Show, The Shops at Fallen Timbers, Maumee. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. More than 100 RVs from six NW Ohio RV Dealers.
Sept. 13-15: Antique Construction Equipment Show, National Construction Equipment Museum, Bowling Green. 9 a.m.-dark Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday., 419-352-5616 or email
Sept. 13-15, 20-22, 27-29: Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends. Enjoy not-so-scary fall activities, favorite rides and attractions, live entertainment, and more. Survive immersive mazes, spine-tingling scare zones, thrilling shows, and more during Haunt at HalloWeekends. Please note Cedar Point is closed Mon-Thurs.
Sept. 14: PointFest, Cedar Point, Sandusky, 4-10 p.m. A day of Christian music with TobyMac, Zach Williams, Elevation Worship, John Crist and Micah Tyler.
Sept. 14: 6th Annual Girl Scouts of Western Ohio The B.I.G. (Believe in Girls) Expo, SeaGate Convention Centre, Toledo, noon-4:30 p.m. Everyone welcome, even non-Girl Scout members. Change a tire, shoot archery or sling shots, program a rocket and more. Register at or pay at the door.
Sept. 14: Car Shows at TMA: Art & Modified Cars, Toledo Museum of Art, noon. Art and car enthusiasts alike are invited to view unique vehicles, enjoy live music, and participate in kid-friendly art making experiences.
Sept. 14: Toledo Night Market, Toledo Farmers’ Market, Toledo, 6-11 p.m. Open-air market featuring food, live music, vendors and more.
Sept. 14-15: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, Fremont. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun.
Sept. 17: Senior Safari, Toledo Zoo. Join the Toledo Zoo and the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio for a fun day focused on seniors.
Sept. 17: Garden Tour Series: Shrubs Large to Small, Toledo Zoo – Zeim’s Conservancy, 10:30 a.m. Learn what variety of shrub to plant and where to plant it to create your desired landscape. Rain or shine event. Pre-registration required.
Sept. 17-21: Apple Week, Sauder Village, Archbold. Celebrate fall with apple cider pressing and other apple-themed events.
Sept. 18: Homeschool Day, Toledo Zoo, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Homeschool families are invited to explore the Zoo and enjoy special programs, tours, and activities just for homeschoolers. Guests will get a chance to preview lessons from the "Animals of All Kinds" series for 2019-2020 while meeting live animals.
Sept. 18: Conservation Series: Lake Sturgeon, Toledo Zoo. Join the Zoo's conservation biologist to learn more about the lake sturgeon rearing and release program.
Sept. 19: $5 After 5 p.m., Imagination Station, downtown Toledo, 5-8 p.m. Bring the whole family for the evening and experience hundreds of hands-on exhibits for just $5 admission each.
Sept. 19: Momentum Art & Music Festival, Promenade Park and other locations, Toledo. A three-day festival in downtown Toledo centered on the revitalizing waterfront along the Maumee River. Full schedule of events available at
Sept. 19: Art Loop: Momentum-Dancin’ in the Streets, downtown Toledo, 5:30-9 p.m. Explore the downtown creative community through self-guided tours of the art, artists, and spaces that inspire a vibrant Toledo. A program of The Arts Commission. Walk, cycle, drive or hop aboard a bus, made possible through a partnership with TARTA.
Sept. 20: Grugelfest Jazz Festival, UT Health Science Campus, Toledo. Tickets are on sale at the Huntington Center Box Office, and may be purchased in person, by mail, or by calling 419-321-5007.
Sept. 21: Genoa Harvest Fest, Main Street, downtown Genoa. Parade, entertainment, hog roast, chili cook-off and more. Learn more at the festival’s Facebook page.
Sept. 21: Harrison Rally Day, downtown Perrysburg. Parade (10 a.m.), merchant and service organization booths, fine arts, food, children’s games and activities, live entertainment and more.
Sept. 21: Fremont Pigeon Show & Shop, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 419-483-3484.
Sept. 27-28: Glass City Balloon Race, Rossford. Events and activities for the whole family include nightly balloon glows, balloon ascensions, helicopter rides, food trucks, kids’ activities and more.
Sept. 27-28: Lake Eerie Fearfest, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, Sandusky, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Six attractions in one.
Sept. 27-29: Luckey Fall Festival, Basic Park, located on Adams Street in Luckey between Krotzer Avenue (SR 582) and Gilbert Road. An old-time fall festival weekend with entertainment, craft and flea markets, antique tractor pulls and displays, apple-butter festival and more.
Sept. 28: Roche de Boeuf Festival, downtown Waterville, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A fun family festival with crafts, food, business and non-profit vendors, carnival rides, a car show, live entertainment and more.
Sept. 28: Vintage Base Ball Tournament, Sauder Village, Archbold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cheers from an old-time baseball game will fill the air as the Sauder Village Windmills, the Great Black Swamp Frogs, the Spiegel Grove Squires and the Elkhart County Railroaders compete. saudervillage, org.
Sept. 29: Life in Early Ohio, Fort Meigs State Memorial, Perrysburg, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. See historic trades and skills and learn about a different side of life in early Ohio in this one-day event.
Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Senior Discovery Days, Toledo Zoo. Seniors are treated to free admission, perks and activities every Tuesday during Senior Discovery Days and special discounts during the rest of the week. 419-385-4040 or
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