Geauga County – One would think we went to great lengths to plan our 14th Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour on May 14th with 14 NEW stops… but what we really have there is what is referred to as a ‘Happy accident.’ But however it happened, be sure to get that date on your calendar because it is sure to be a great day of exploration around Geauga County!
Whether you are new to the area or have lived here your whole life, I guarantee you will find something new along your route, especially with all of our new offerings this year! Of the 14 new stops, 7 are new businesses in the county within the past year, and all 25 are offering something special!
If it is your first time, here’s how it works… In celebration of National Tourism Week every Spring, Destination Geauga invites you to be a ‘tourist in your own back yard,’ with the Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour. A great way to explore area businesses and support the local economy, the tour offers 25 participating locations and you choose a minimum of ten stops that appeal to you. Each stop will be featuring special activities, give-aways, sales, food samples or demonstrations to tour participants. You can choose locations you have never visited, or your favorites for sales and unique activities. So for people that do the tour every year (and there are a lot of you!) there is always something new.
The event will run from 10am to 4pm with a finale celebration at Middlefield Market Pavilion (indoors.) where our three Grand Prize baskets worth hundreds of dollars will be given away. The building will open at 3:00pm with vendors, entertainment, snacks, a silent/Chinese auction, and prize drawings begin at 4:00pm. To be eligible for the prize drawings you must visit at least ten stops, have your map stamped at each location, and turn it in at the finale by 3:45pm. Prizes and auction items will be baskets and gift certificates from area businesses; you must be present to win. Destination Geauga thanks Presenting Sponsor Fontenelle Group, publisher of the Middlefield Post, for their support!
You can get a list of all of the stops, their activities and a map, by stopping the Destination Geauga Office 14907 North State Ave-Middlefield (Next to Good News Office), or online at www.DestinationGeauga.com or at any of the participating member locations.
Tour stops are Aunties Antique Mall, *Beans Coffee Shop, *Between 2 Rivers Trading Company, Century Village Museum, *D & S Farm and Garden Supply, Fowler’s Milling Company, *Geauga Amish Historical Library, Geauga Lyric Theater Guild, *Rowdy Cow Creamery at Hastings Dairy, *His Daughter, *Honey Hill Peddler General Store, *Horse & Buggy Dinners, *Juiced Smoothie Bar, Kalle Naturals , Middlefield Original Cheese Co-op, *Nature Lover’s Nest, The Nest, Reba’s Second Look, *Smylies, *Totally Fit, *Vinny’s Authentic Italian Eatery, *Warren’s Spirited Kitchen, West Geauga Plaza Chesterland Floral, White House Chocolates, Western Reserve Country Store
*Designates new stop