Perry’s Historic Weekend, Sports Car Races top Put-in-Bay fall schedule

The Put-In-Bay Fintage Sports Car Races are always a hit each fall on South Bass Island. This year’s two-day road racing action on Sept. 24-25 will be the 10th anniversary of the event. (Photo courtesy of Warren Roos)

It does not get much better than spending a sunny September weekend in Put-in-Bay on South Bass island, where visitors will find family fun, tail gating, gift store sales, car racing and lots of great family friendly events.

Football fans will find the lovely island an equal opportunity fan club for favorite college teams. And the Cleveland Browns. Head to a Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers gathering, which begins the NFL regular season at Topsy-Turveys on Sept. 8.

Historic Weekend is hosted by the National Park Service on Sept. 7-8 at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. Don’t miss the Grand Parade, 1812 Re-enactor Village, black powder demonstrations and Military Encampment. In DeRivera Park, enjoy Art in the Park, as artisans from around the region
under one big tent, selling unique art and crafts.

On Sept. 14, come enjoy a traditional New England Clam Bake at the Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets are $30. After enjoying the clam bake make your way to the New Years Celebration and Monte Carlo night right downtown on Delaware Avenue. Try your hand at some great games of chance.

On Saturday morning, Sept. 21, join the crowd running the Miller Ferry 5k, Northwest Ohio’s biggest 5k run and walk. Then head over with the family to Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial to celebrate the “International Day of Peace.” At 3 p.m. a merry group of Leprechauns have a parade around DeRivera Park to celebrate “Half Way to St. Patty’s Day.”

Some amazing sports cars roll into town to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Put-in-Bay Vintage Sport Car Races. Two amazing days of wheel to wheel car racing at the airport, a car show and other 4-wheeled fun. If you’re a car lover this event is not to be missed.

Put-in-Bay’s October schedule of events is not shabby, either. Save the dates for Island Wine Fest on Oct. 5 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Doller Estate, and Oktoberfest on Oct. 12-13 at DeRivera Park. The season wraps up with the “Wake” on Oct. 20 at the Round House and Halloween at the Bay on Oct. 26. It will hauntingly amazing.

For more information, check visitputinbay.com.

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