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From entertaining concerts and shuffleboard tournaments to engaging lectures and children’s programs, Lakeside Chautauqua has a variety of opportunities for your family vacation this summer. Browse the monthly or daily calendars and search the event list to plan your visit to Lake Erie. The calendar changes frequently, so check back for updates to the programming schedule.

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Farmers’ Market


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09:00am – 12:00pm

Walnut Avenue and Third Street in Front of Hoover

In a continued effort to promote health and wellness, Lakeside hosts a bi-weekly Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday, on Walnut Avenue in front of the Administration Building and on Third Street in front of Hoover Auditorium.

Farmers sell fresh and organic produce, hydroponic lettuce, honey, herbs, spices, pickled asparagus spears, green tomato relish, coffee beans, loose leaf packaged tea, maple syrup, seasonal fruit, homemade pies, jams, artisan breads, gluten free
bakes, nut rolls,  raw energy food, fresh cut flowers, heirloom tomatoes, fingerling potatoes and homemade baked goods.

This summer’s Farmers’ Market is bigger and better than ever with a total of 17 vendors, including Adah Glee’s Garden, Al’s Vegetables, Danny Bergman, DTF Enterprises, Easy As Pie, Elk Creek Honey Farm, Farmers Wife Breads, Fresh 2 U Coffee, Healthy Bakes by Catherine, Heywood Gardens, Miss Kitti’s, My Mother’s Market, Quinstock Farms, Racheal’s Veggies, Sonny Boys All Purpose Spice Blend, TNT Farms and Tyler’s Farm.

Items sold are grown or baked within a 50-mile radius; this provides the opportunity to purchase regionally-produced goods and contribute to the growth of the local economy.

New this year to Tuesday’s Farmers’ Market will be the “Ask a Gardener” booth where Lakeside Chautauqua’s Master Gardener Loretta Wilken will be available to answer gardening questions.  

Admission & Parking

A complimentary Shopping/Dining Pass is available at the gates during the summer season for Farmers’ Market shopping. This complimentary pass offers admission to the Lakeside Chautauqua grounds for 90 minutes. The pass must be stamped by a Farmers’ Market vendor or a Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office employee in order to exit Lakeside. Auto Pass not included. Ask a gate attendant for details.

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    Purchasing a Daily, Saturday or Season Chautauqua Pass includes admission into Lakeside Chautauqua and all shows in Hoover Auditorium, plus additional benefits. A separate "ticket" is not necessary to attend a Hoover show. As always, children age 12 and under and guests over age 90 are always free. Parking is an additional charge. Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online at or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. Please allow two weeks for online processing. There are no reserved seats for Hoover shows; seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Present your Chautauqua Pass upon entering Hoover Auditorium.

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