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Sep
29
Sat
Applefest at Lawrence Orchards @ Lawrence Orchards
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Applefest is one of the handful of events that takes place at the orchard during the year. The orchard puts on a grand day of old fashioned fun that includes crafts, tours, a hay maze, horse-drawn wagon rides through the orchard, pony rides and traditional bluegrass music. Visit the small animals petting area with the kids. Pick up your pumpkin painted or you can take it home to carve, dip your own caramel apple or feast on apple pie.

Bring your camera…..lots of photo opportunities. This event takes you back to a farm atmosphere of what living in the country on a farm is all about. Visit the farm market for some homemade goodies to take home.

BBQ & Blues Festival
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm

Ohio’s 3rd Annual Blues & BBQ Festival! Free admission, blues music all day, beer, the best BBQ in Ohio, craft vendors and inflatable rides for the kids!!!

CONFIRMED MUSIC SCHEDULE!!
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12:00 pm – The Marionaires Barbershop Men’s Choir
1:30 pm – The Don Norman Blues Band
3:00 pm – Backstreet Blues Band
4:30 pm – Lil’ Red & The Rooster
7:00 pm – The Jimi Vincent Band

Sep
30
Sun
Sunday Buffet @ All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday Buffet every Sunday at All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility. Enjoy many delicious items off the buffet, including a variety of meats, pastas, vegetables, salad bar, desserts, and more! Because it is the last Sunday of the month, the buffet will include prime rib! Groups are welcome, but please make a reservation.

Oct
5
Fri
Junie B. Jones, Jr. The Musical @ Marion Palace Theatre
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm

It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend, Lucille, doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament, and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting.

Featuring a tremendously lovable character and fun-filled songs, JUNIE B. JONES will capture your heart just as the books captivated an entire generation of students. Directed by Kristi Wink, this delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books is brought to life by a cast of local youth. Auditions will be held Sunday, August 5, 2018.

Oct
6
Sat
Junie B. Jones, Jr. The Musical @ Marion Palace Theatre
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm

It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend, Lucille, doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament, and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting.

Featuring a tremendously lovable character and fun-filled songs, JUNIE B. JONES will capture your heart just as the books captivated an entire generation of students. Directed by Kristi Wink, this delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books is brought to life by a cast of local youth. Auditions will be held Sunday, August 5, 2018.

Oct
7
Sun
Sunday Buffet @ All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday Buffet every Sunday at All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility. Enjoy a variety of meats, pastas, vegetables, salad bar, desserts, and more! Groups are welcome, but please make a reservation.

Junie B. Jones, Jr. The Musical @ Marion Palace Theatre
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm

It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend, Lucille, doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament, and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting.

Featuring a tremendously lovable character and fun-filled songs, JUNIE B. JONES will capture your heart just as the books captivated an entire generation of students. Directed by Kristi Wink, this delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books is brought to life by a cast of local youth. Auditions will be held Sunday, August 5, 2018.

Annual Scout Pilgrimage @ The Harding Memorial
Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This is an annual Scouting event to honor the memory of our 29th President of the United States, Warren G. Harding and First Lady Florence Kling Harding, both of whom served as honorary presidents of the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. All Scout groups from any area are welcome to attend and commemorative patches are available for those participating. The parade will begin at 3:00 pm with ceremony beginning at 3:30 pm  at the Harding Memorial.  Over 500 scouts gather each year to pay homage to the President and First Lady for their support of scouting. All scouts are in full uniform carrying flags and/or banners.

Bring lawn chair or blanket to watch the ceremony as wreaths are placed on their graves. Please be reminded that this is a parade of respect. During the services please be respectful and attentive.

Oct
14
Sun
Sunday Buffet @ All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday Buffet every Sunday at All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility.  Enjoy many delicious items off the buffet, including a variety of meats, pastas, vegetables. salad bar, desserts, and more! Groups are welcome, but please make a reservation.

Oct
19
Fri
Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? @ Marion Palace Theatre
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm

Directed by Ann Schertzer, this “coming of age” story involves the 1950s Catholic education of eight Chicago children, following them from the start of elementary school through the senior prom and beyond. Capturing the funniest aspects of youthful growing pains and the trying moments of adolescence, the musical touches on such topics as first confessions, puppy love, patron saints, teacher’s pets, sex education classes, and the importance of wearing panties under the school uniform’s plaid pleated skirt.

The main focus is on late-blooming Eddie Ryan and chubby Becky Bakowski, who become best friends, fall in love, and then go their separate ways when Becky decides to join a convent. Every number tickles the funny bone of anyone who ever went to school, public or private. Rated PG. Auditions: Sunday, August 26, 2018

Book by John R. Powers, based on his novel of the same name. Music and lyrics by James Quinn, Alaric Jans.

Visitor's Guide

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Upcoming Events

Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day Downtown Marion
Always the first Thursday, Friday and Saturday after Labor Day. Free main stage entertainment every night! All performances on the Festival’s main stage begin at 8:30 p.m. and are free of charge. A limited number Read more...
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility
Sunday Buffet every Sunday at All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility. Enjoy many delicious items off the buffet, including a variety of meats, pastas, vegetables, salad bar, desserts, and more! Groups are welcome, but please Read more...
Sep 15 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Marion Municipal Airport
Fun for the entire family including helicopter rides, sail plane rides, vintage air crafts – in previous years, air crafts such as The Yankee Lady B-17 Bomber and the Grumman TBM Avenger welcomed visitors at Read more...
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