Spring is in the air, and the 16th Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour will be Saturday, May 12. For all of you eager to end your winter hibernation, you will find six brand new stops along your route, 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 10 stops that appeal to you. Each stop features special activities, give-a-ways, sales, food samples or demonstrations to tour participants. You can choose locations you have never visited or hit your favorites for sales and unique activities. For people who 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 beginning 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 our sponsors, Sirna’s Pizza and Shetler’s Printing for their support and making this day possible.
You can get a list of all of the stops, activities and a map by stopping the Destination Geauga Office, 14907 N. State Ave., Middlefield, online at www.DestinationGeauga.com or at any of the participating member locations.
Tour stops: Antiques on the Square, Artisans’ Corner Gallery, Auburn Pointe Greenhouse, Between 2 Rivers Trading Co., Countryside Gazebos & Outdoor Furniture, *Craft & Antique Co-Op, DS Cakes & Sweets, *Experimental Aircraft Association, Geauga Parks District’s Observatory Park, *Grand River Valley KOA, His Daughter(new location), John’s Country Nursery, *Joy’s Place, Kalle Naturals, Lake/Geauga Habitat Restore, *Meadow Creek Meats, Middlefield Original Cheese Co-Op, Morning Glories, Nature’s Lovers Next , *Perennial Post (The), Richards Maple Products, Sage’s Apples, Sirna’s Pizza, Warren’s Spirited Kitchen and Yoder’s Furniture. (*Designates new stop)