Thursday, September 17, 2009

Busy weekend, endless local fun

This upcoming weekend is filled to the brim with unique and fun things to do in Clinton County, and we're excited to be a part of all of them.

On Friday, the Buy Local First Clinton County 3rd Fridays concert series is coming to Wilmington College campus, for the first annual "Fall Fest."

The event will feature live music from three local bands, a cornhole tournament, food and drinks from area restaurants and representatives from local and student organizations. Stop by for dinner at 6 p.m. and stay for all the action.

Performing on the Fall Fest stage will be Wilmington bands Ugly Brown Coat, Sons of Sophistication, and the Dayton indie-rock five-piece Me & Mountains. The live music will be organized by Clinton County Live!, and the sound will be coordinated by Tom Ibaugh of Elite Sound Productions.

The September 3rd Friday builds on a great summer of Downtown Alive concerts hosted by Main Street Wilmington which drew hundreds of people from around the county. Fall Fest will mark the first time a 3rd Friday event has expanded out from the downtown area, and festival organizers Buy Local First Clinton County, Clinton County Live! and Grow Food, Grow Hope are excited about the new venue.

For more information about the event or to register to have a booth at the event, contact Dessie at (937) 382-6661 ext. 488 or email

Farm to Table Benefit Dinner

Come join us for a family-style dinner featuring all locally grown, locally sourced food while supporting Grow Food, Grow Hope. Come watch the sunset, meet and eat with local growers, and celebrate the spirit of community. Read the menu for the dinner here!

Reservations are $65 per person, and include a commemorative recipe book. Reserve your seat at the table by September 12, 2009.

Click here or above to reserve your spot!

This event is sponsored by Sodexo and hosted by Wilmington College with all proceeds benefiting the community garden initiative.

Clinton County Tour de Farm

We are hosting a Clinton County "Tour de Farm" Bike Tour on Sunday, September 20. The ride will start and leave from the community garden on Wilmington College campus and visit four Clinton County farms along the way. The 25 mile route features moderately flat roads to rolling hills, with farm stops around every five miles. We will be visiting Bethel Lane Farms, Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm, Bergefurd's Farm Market and Bob Webb Farm. Registration is $20 if you register before September 19, and $25 on the day of the ride. Students can get a reduced rate of $15 before the ride, and $20 the day of. The registration fee will cover a tour t-shirt, entry into the ride and refreshments at the farms. All the rest will be donated to Grow Food, Grow Hope.

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning, and the ride will depart around 8:30 a.m.

Click here to print off a registration form for the ride. You can either mail the form to the address provided, e-mail the edited online version to us, or bring it with you on the day of the ride.

We hope you'll join us and our local farmers on this on this fun-filled ride!

Click here to view a Google map of the route!

We hope you'll be able to join us for one or all of the events we have planned this weekend, and we look forward to seeing you!

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