Spring is in the air, and the 15th Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour will be Saturday, May 13. For all of you eager to end your winter hibernation, you will find some new offerings along your route. There are 14 brand new stops, three are brand new businesses in the county within the past year, and all 25 are offering something special.
If it is your first time, here’s how it works. In celebration of National Tourism Week every Spring Destination Geauga invites you to be a ‘tourist in your own back yard,’ with the Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour. A great way to explore area businesses and support the local economy, the tour offers 25 participating locations and you choose a minimum of ten stops that appeal to you. Each stop will be featuring special activities, give-aways, sales, food samples or demonstrations to tour participants. You can choose locations you have never visited, or your favorites for sales and unique activities. So for people that do the tour every year (and there are a lot of you!) there is always something new.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a finale celebration at Middlefield Market Pavilion (indoors) where three Grand Prize baskets worth hundreds of dollars will be given away. The building will open at 2:45 p.m. with vendors, entertainment, snacks, a silent/Chinese auction, and prize drawings begin at 4 p.m. To be eligible for the prize drawings you must visit at least 10 stops, have your map stamped at each location, and turn it in at the finale by 3:45 p.m. Prizes and auction items will be baskets and gift certificates from area businesses; you must be present to win. Destination Geauga thanks Presenting Sponsor Keller Williams-Geauga Realty Group, for their support and making this day possible.
You can get a list of all of the stops, their activities and a map, by stopping the Destination Geauga Office 14907 N. State Ave., Middlefield or online at www.DestinationGeauga.com or at any of the participating member locations.
Tour stops: Artisans’ Corner Gallery, The Barn Treasures, Between Two Rivers, *Buckeye Chocolate Café (Chardon), The Carriage Trade Boutique, *Countryside Gazebos, *Crystal’s Custom Cupcakes, D & S Farm and Garden, *DS Cakes & Sweets, *Elite Auction Gallery, End of the Commons General Store, *Fig Leaf Coffee Company, *Geauga Park District’s Observatory P ark, *Great Lakes Outdoor Supply (Middlefield), Hastings Dairy & Rowdy Cow Creamery, His Daughter, Honey Hill Peddler General Store, *John’s Country Nursery, *Karl’s Jewelry, *Keller Williams-Geauga Realty Group, Richards Maple Products, *Scheid’s Gifts for all Seasons, Special Hands Shoppe, Valentine Antiques, *Weaver Bedding (*Designates new stop.)