Artists wanted for 4th annual Wildlife Stop & Shop

Oak Harbor, Ohio – Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is recruiting local artists to showcase their items during the 4th Annual Wildlife Stop & Shop.

The Shop will feature some of the area’s best nature artists and craftsmen during the Biggest Week in American Birding, held May 3-12 from 12-5 p.m. daily. Vendors will be located in a 20 x 30 foot tent directly next to the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, allowing visitors to shop for nature-themed items in a gorgeous natural setting surrounded by the magic of migrating birds.

This 10-day festival brings thousands of birds and birders to Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Vendors are asked to be on site each day of the festival. Vendors will be provided with a 6-foot table and chair, but may also bring their own tent.

Friends of Ottawa NWR is looking for just a few more vendors for this event, but space is limited. For vendor information, call Friends of Ottawa NWR at 419-898-0014 (ext 13) or email

friendsofottawanwr@gmail.com for more details.

Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1997 to promote the

preservation of the natural and historical resources of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, the only National Wildlife Refuge in the state, located at 14000 W. State Route 2, Oak Harbor.

Visitors Center at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center will be bustling with birders on May 3-12 during the Biggest Week in American Birding.

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