Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival

 Saturday, October 13, 2018 
Lakeside & Marblehead Peninsula (map)

The 23rd Annual Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival, held on the second Saturday in October, will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 in Lakeside Chautauqua and throughout the Marblehead Peninsula.

This free, peninsula-wide event will include a variety of activities for the entire family to enjoy. There will be tours of the Marblehead Lighthouse, live entertainment, children's games and crafts, a pumpkin-decorating contest, arts & crafts vendors, a farmers' market, hayrides and much more. We've also added a clambake dinner following the festivities. View the menu and purchase tickets!

Admission and parking for the festival are free. Guests are encouraged to park in Lakeside's South Gate parking lot off Route 163, the Bradley Temple parking lot on Cedar Avenue, Fountain Inn and Hotel Lakeside parking lots, as well as along streets that do not have designated parking. A complimentary golf cart shuttle service will be available from the South Gate parking lot, near the Welcome Center, and throughout the Lakeside grounds.

The Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival is sponsored by Lakeside Chautauqua and the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

Festival Activities & Events in Lakeside

Arts & Crafts Vendors
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wesley Lodge, Wo-Ho-Mis Lodge, South Auditorium & Adjacent Lawn

Organized by the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, there will be more than 100 arts & crafts vendors displaying quality collectibles on the day of the festival.

Farmers' Market
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Walnut Avenue (between Second & Third Streets)

Local farmers will sell fresh produce, honey, herbs, spices, flowers, coffee beans, seasonal fruit, homemade pies, jams, artisan breads and homemade baked goods.

Wooden Boat Rides
10 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office Tent & Dock
($15/person, age 4 & older)

These 50-minute wooden boat rides, provided by the Lakeside Wooden Boat Society, will begin at 10 a.m. with the last ride departing at 3:10 p.m. Children age of 3 & under are not permitted. Proceeds benefit the Lakeside Wooden Boat Society activities. Tickets will be sold under the tent outside the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office.

Free Lakeside Golf Cart Shuttle Service
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lakeside Chautauqua Grounds
A complimentary golf cart shuttle service will be provided throughout the Lakeside Chautauqua grounds. Shuttle stops will be located at the Welcome Center, Wo-Ho-Mis Lodge, Third Street/Central Avenue, Orchestra Hall, Hotel Lakeside and Fifth Street/Walnut Avenue.

Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office Open
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office (236 Walnut Ave.)

The Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office will be open during the Lighthouse Festival for questions and comments. Stop by the tent outside the office to purchase Wooden Boat Ride tickets and Lakeside T-shirts.

Children's Games & Crafts
10 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Walnut Avenue (between Third & Fourth Streets)
($4/child – all ages)

Children will have the opportunity to participate in several fall-themed games and crafts on the day of the festival.

Free Family Games
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Walnut Avenue (between Third & Fourth Streets)

Corn Hole and outdoor Jenga and Connect Four will be set up for all to play.

Free Miniature Golf & Shuffleboard
10 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Bettinger Park

Enjoy a free game of miniature golf at our lakefront course or play a game of shuffleboard in Bettinger Park.

Hayrides 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Departs from Hotel Lakeside ($2/person)
Hayrides throughout Lakeside will be provided by the McClung family of My Mother's Market, a local farmers' market vendor.

Heritage Hall Museum Open
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Heritage Hall Museum (238 Maple Ave.)

The unique history of Lakeside and the Marblehead Peninsula is preserved and exhibited in Heritage Hall Museum. Displays include photographs, memorabilia and antiques from the surrounding area. Scavenger hunts for children of all ages are available followed by a stop at the treasure chest. The museum gift shop will also be open.

Shopping & Dining

Businesses will be open throughout Lakeside Chautauqua and the Marblehead Peninsula, offering sales and specials. The Marblehead Merchant’s last Farmers’ Market of the season will take place. In addition to local restaurants being open, food will be served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at various locations in Lakeside.

Food by the Lakeside United Methodist Church
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Lakeside United Methodist Church
The church will once again be offering their homemade soups and apple dumplings. Dumplings are sold in packages of two for $6 and can be pre-ordered by contacting or (419) 798-5119. Pre-ordered dumplings can be picked up beginning Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Food by the Lakeside United Methodist Men
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Walnut Avenue
(between Second & Third Streets)

Enjoy brats, pulled pork, hot dogs, chips, cookies and soft drinks. Proceeds benefit the Lakeside United Methodist Church mission projects.

Food by Avery’s Café & Catering
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Wesley Lodge

Feast on hot dogs, chili dogs, shredded chicken, seafood bisque, corn chowder soup, chips and soft drinks provided by Avery's Café & Catering and sponsored by the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds benefit the Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival.

Clambake Dinner
5 p.m., Train Station

New this year, the Clambake Dinner will take place after the day’s festivities. The tasty menu includes one dozen clams (per person), honey roasted chicken, baked sweet potatoes, corn on the cob, clam chowder and bourbon bread pudding, with water and iced tea. Space is very limited. Purchase tickets before Monday, Oct. 8.

Calling All Volunteers

Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the day of the festival. Volunteer opportunities include set-up, children's crafts, shuttle service and cleanup. Volunteers are not required to work the entire day, as shifts will be available. To volunteer, contact, or call (419) 798-4461, ext. 248.

Fall Weekend Getaway Special

Pack your favorite Lakeside sweatshirt, and plan a fall weekend getaway to Lakeside! Stay one night at the Fountain Inn and receive 50% off your second night, available Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13. Quantities are limited, and rates are subject to availability. Rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi and continental breakfast.

Book online and use promocode: FALLFEST18, or call the reservations line at (419) 798-4461, ext. 230. Please note that the promotional code must be mentioned over the phone.



Lakeside & Marblehead Peninsula
236 Walnut Ave
Lakeside Marblehead, OH 43440

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September 2018