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Book Signing

When: October 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Marion Public Library, 445 E Church St, Marion, OH 43302, USA

Did you know Marion County was once home to an NFL team?  The Oorang Indians from LaRue, Ohio featured Jim Thorpe as their best player in the 1922 & 1923 seasons.  Chris Willis, Head of the Read more…

Speaking Volumes with Richard Russo

When: October 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Marion Public Library, 445 E Church St, Marion, OH 43302, USA

Back for its second year, we are excited to announce this year’s fundraising event!  The highlight of the evening is an author talk with Richard Russo, beloved novelist and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Read more…

Lofty Spaces & Unique Places Loft Tours

When: September 30, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Downtown Marion, W Center St, Marion, OH 43302, USA

Take a look behind the scenes at our annual Lofty Spaces & Unique Places Loft Tours! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 30. Event times will be changing and tour route is being developed. Learn Read more…

BBQ & Blues Festival

When: September 30, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Where: Marion County Administration Building, 222 W Center St, Marion, OH 43302, USA

Free admission, blues music all day, beer, the best BBQ in Ohio, & more!! This year, the 2nd annual BBQ & Blues Festival will take place in Downtown Marion in the parking lot of the Read more…

Grimes’, Greens, and Golfing

Twin brothers John and Steve Grimes’ love for the game of golf began at the tender age of eight when they became caddies at Bucyrus Country Club for 50 cents an hour in 1956. Although their golf careers went separate ways as young adults, it seemed fated they would end up as they began. John Read more…

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

With Lawrence Orchards first apple trees planted by his Great Uncle Dale in 1923, George Lawrence continues to advance the family business almost a century later. After graduating from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Horticulture in 1980, George partnered with his father on the farm before taking ownership Read more…

More Than A Place To Shop

It started as most small businesses, a hobby became a career for Karen Harris of Marion. She says her inspirations were an aunt and uncle who loved to go antiquing – a love they passed on to her at an early age. That passion for all tings old found an outlet as a booth owner Read more…

Marion’s Dog Days of Summer

  Every summer at the end of July, the Veterans Memorial Coliseum goes to the dogs – literally. For nearly 60 years, the American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Show has loyally returned to the fairgrounds to host this regional event. Combining clubs, the Dan Emmett Kennel Club (DEKC) and the Marion County Kennel Club work Read more…

A True Nostalgic Experience

Originating just a few miles east in Mansfield, Ohio in 1924, Frank Stewart opened the first Stewart’s Root Beer Stand. Seeing its success, Frank then opened more locations – with car hops – such as Marion’s Stewart’s Root Beer Stand on North Main Street. Famous for their root beer and hot dogs, current owners, Bill Read more…

River Bend Car, Truck, Motorcycle & Golf Cart Show

When: June 24, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: River Bend Family Campgrounds, 1092 Whetstone River Rd S, Caledonia, OH 43314, USA

The 2nd Annual River Bend Car, Truck, Motorcycle & Golf Cart Show will have registration from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. with all proceeds to benefit the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Marion County Read more…

Visitor's Guide

Traveling Ohio? The Marion County 2017 Visitors Guide is now available! View it online in a convenient flipview format, or order a print version at 800.371.6688.

Upcoming Events

Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Marion Union Station
The show will feature train and craft vendors while the station and AC Tower will be open. We will be serving a light lunch at noon. Donations will be requested to defer the cost of Read more...
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Tri-Rivers Career Center
Step back in time to meet the first ladies’ of the White House throughout the years. This luncheon is an addition to the Marion County Historical Society’s Presidential Lunch & Dinners to specifically feature the Read more...
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Marion International Flea Market
The Annual Fout/ Price Memorial Car Show will be held at the Marion International Flea Market. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Ohio Health/ Marion General Hospice through the Fout/Price Memorial Fund. Registration Read more...
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