Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour

 Feeding Geauga County’s Economy!

Geauga County Tourism’s Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour event date is Saturday, May 11; a county tradition that heralds the beginning of Spring as a celebration of National Tourism Week. The tour will offer 25 participating locations and you choose ten stops that appeal to you. Each stop will be featuring special activities, give-aways, sales, samples or demonstrations to tour participants. You can choose locations you have never visited or your favorites for sales and unique activities. This year’s tour features a “Feeding Geauga County’s Economy” theme to remind everyone the importance of shopping and buying local. “It’s also a perfect fit to recognize this year’s Presenting Sponsor, Geauga Feed & Grain Supply,” says Lynda Nemeth, Geauga County Tourism Director.

“By supporting our local businesses, we are keeping our money circulating in our county and employing our local residents.”

“This is a fun way to get people informed of our great locally owned independent businesses,” says Nemeth, “By supporting our local businesses, we are keeping our money circulating in our county and employing our local residents.” Participating locations are offering everything from food samples to discount coupons, spring plants to golf rounds, and tours of everything from a senior living community to an Amish farm. Definitely something for everyone! The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a finale celebration at Middlefield Market Pavilion (indoors.) The building will open at 3:00 p.m. with vendors, entertainment, snacks, a silent/chinese auction, and prize drawings begin at 4:00 p.m. To be eligible for the prize drawings you must visit at least ten stops, have your map stamped at each location, and turn it in at the finale by 4:00 p.m. Prizes and auction items will be baskets and gift certificates from area businesses; you must be present to win.

Tour stops are Amish Home Craft & Bakery, Auburn Pointe Greenhouse, Buckeye Chocolates, *Burton Log Cabin, *Chardon BrewWorks, Chip’s Clubhouse, *Creekside Lawn Furniture, End of the Commons, Four Green Fields, Geauga County Habitat for Humanity ReStore, *Geauga Family Farms/Parkman Produce, *Healthy Pursuit Wellness Center , *Iron Horse Saloon, *Liberty Assisted Living, Ma & Pa’s Gift Shack, Mullet’s Footwear & Country Cedar, *Mulligan’s Pub & Driving Range, Off Center Vintage Home Decor, *Perennials Preferred, *Reba’s Second Look, *Rennaissance & Rainbows, *Sages Apples, Urban Growers, *Welshfield Inn, and West Geauga Plaza/The Miniature Cellar. (*Designates new time stops)

2012 participants Lori & Brittany Gorrell visited all 25 Stops!

[2012 participants Lori & Brittany Gorrell visited all 25 Stops!]

Participants can get a list of all of the stops, their activities, and a map by calling the Geauga County Tourism Office 440-632-1538 or 800-775-TOUR, online or at any of the participating member locations.

Geauga News
Author: Geauga News