The Docket September 2017

The Little C Music Festival: Head to downtown Canton on September 15 and 16 for a celebration of Canton’s music community hosted by Hey Monea! There will be live music and food trucks on Fourth Street, as well as indoor music at Buzzbin Art & Music Shop. The festival is free. Check the site for more information.

Through September 4
Stark County Fair
Come on down to the Stark County Fairgrounds to enjoy the 2017 Stark County Fair, featuring concerts and entertainment, daily racing pig shows, a tractor pull, band shows, harness racing, livestock shows and sales, exhibits, barns, animals, rides and more. Gate admission is $6.

Through September 15
Grand Entrance: Inaugural Pomp & Couture
This is a celebratory exhibition of our country’s inauguration festivities featuring first ladies’ inaugural gowns and fashions throughout history. All tours are guided and include both the changing exhibits at the Education & Research Center and the Saxton McKinley House of the National First Ladies’ Library. Tours are Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 330-452-0876.

Through September 17
Caught Off Guard: A Candid View
See artwork by members of the Canton Artist League on display in the Studio M Gallery at the Massillon Museum.

Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the Present

Through October 30
This exhibit investigates the history of football imagery by prominent American artists and photographers beginning with Winslow Homer’s engravings for Harper’s Weekly at the close of the Civil War and culminating with the work of contemporary artists such as Catherine Opie and Shaun Leonardo, and it features more than 60 artworks. See the exhibit at the Canton Museum of Art.

August 31, September 1, 2, 4
78th annual Labor Day Flea Market
The 78th annual Labor Day Flea Market at Hartville MarketPlace will be huge. The weekend kicks off on Thursday and runs through Saturday. The market will be closed Sunday, but the festivities will pick up for one final day on Monday. Typically, there are more than 1,000 outdoor vendors and about 30,000 customers at this event. Mark your calendars so you won’t miss out on all of the bargains and fun.

September 1
First Friday
First Friday is a monthly party in the downtown Canton Arts District featuring themed music, performance and visual arts events. It begins with a First Stop at the Canton Museum of Art at 5:30 p.m., followed by the event downtown from 6 to 10 p.m. The theme for September is Pizza Wars. The free First Friday family movie at the Canton Palace Theatre is “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.” It starts at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

September 2
Friends of the Stark County District Library Book Sale
The Friends of the Stark County District Library is having a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the north end of the main library parking lot and in the McKinley Room in the main library. Hardback books, CDs, DVDs and videos are $1, paperbacks and children’s books are 50 cents, and magazines are 25 cents.

September 2
Jammin’ Food Truck Fest
Make sure to bring your appetite for this end of summer celebration featuring a variety of food trucks, live music all day and a beer garden. This event will be in the Lower Level of Historic Schoenbrunn Village from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. This event is free.

September 2
Do the Mu!
Do the Mu! is the first Saturday of every month. Drop in at the Massillon Museum any time between noon and 2 p.m. for a different art and history workshop taught by local artists or museum staff. No registration is required, and it’s free for all ages. The theme for September is papermaking with Diane Boslett.

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Canton Farmers’ Market
The Canton Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday morning, 8 to 11:30 a.m., through October 7 and is located in the Nadine McIlwain Administrative Building Parking Lot at the corner of Fourth Street NW and McKinley Avenue NW. The site offers plenty of free parking. The Canton Farmers’ Market is a producers-only market that gives shoppers an opportunity to buy fresh, quality, seasonal products directly from more than 20 local growers and producers in Northeast Ohio. Along with produce, the market offers baked goods, flowers and herbs, honey and jams, artisan bread, cheese, eggs, meat, pet treats and more.

September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Massillon Farmers’ Market
Various vendors set up on Saturday mornings in Massillon from June to October to sell homemade/homegrown goods. The farmers’ market is at First Street SE between Charles and Tremont avenues from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy tasty seasonal fruits and vegetables, baked goods, fresh cut flowers, honey, chicken, eggs, herbs, soaps, syrup and more at this traditional local market.

September 3
Summer Serenades in the Park
What happens when the spontaneous sounds of nature and people enjoying a park are combined with the orchestrated sounds of musicians? Serenades in the Park—a free, family-friendly series of brass, woodwind and string ensembles performing all over Stark County and finishing with a full-orchestra concert! You’re invited to bring your favorite picnic food, games and blanket or chair and enjoy the setting and music. The performance will be at Petros Lake Park from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

September 5, 12, 19, 26
Open mic night
Open mic night gives local talented people the chance to come out and play in front of a crowd at Muggswigz Coffee and Tea Co. in downtown Canton. Bring yourself, friends, neighbors and instruments on Tuesday nights for a good time. The sign-up sheet goes out at 7:30 p.m., and music starts at 8 p.m. Each performer gets to play three songs. Open mic night ends at 11 p.m. Check the site for more information.

September 6, 13, 20, 27
Gervasi Vineyard Cruise-in
Wednesday nights through September, Gervasi will be hosting a weekly car cruise-in this summer from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy a fun, casual evening at Gervasi Vineyard with the whole family. Showcase your automobile or stroll among the cars. Admission is free, and there will be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, live music on the piazza and more.


Football Movie Weekend

September 8-9
“Rudy” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. September 8 at the Canton Palace Theatre in conjunction with the Canton Museum of Art exhibit Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the Present. “Remember the Titans” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. September 9. Doors open at 7 p.m. for both showings, and admission is $5 per movie. Seating is first come, first served.

September 8-17
Louisville Constitution Festival
Join the tradition of the Louisville Constitution Festival with a bunch of events, including Rock the Park, a choir concert, a memorial, a prayer breakfast, a fashion show, banquet, pageant, parade and more. Check the site for more information about each event.

September 9
Ed Sheeran
See Ed Sheeran live in concert at Quicken Loans Arena at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39.50.

September 9-10
Zoar’s Civil War Re-enactment: Antietam
There will be historic Union and Confederate camps, cavalry and artillery demonstrations, a narrated Battle of Antietam re-enactment and Zoar museum tours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 198 Main Street in Zoar. There will be a Civil War Ball on September 9. The cost is $10 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. For more information, call 1-800-262-6195.

September 9-10
Camp Tuscazoar Pig Roast
Head to Camp Tuscazoar in Dover for great food, fond memories and more. There will be roast pork, barbecue chicken, baked potatoes and homemade desserts among other food. The event is from 3 to 7 p.m. September 9 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 10. Presale tickets are $12 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $5 for children. The RV park is open for the weekend. For tickets and information, call 330-493-1386 or 330-859-2288.

September 9-10, 16-17, 23-24
45th annual Yankee Peddler Festival
The 45th annual Yankee Peddler Festival will be held at Clay’s Park in Canal Fulton from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Step back in time 200 years and visit pioneer America. Sample food from colonial days, cooked over open fires. Enjoy 75 acres of entertainment for the whole family.


Adoptable Cats and Kittens

September 9, 23
Meet adoptable cats and kittens from A Cat’s Cradle rescue group at the North Canton Public Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

September 12
Summer Garden Tea, Unique Boutique & Garden Tours
This fundraiser for The Herb Society at the Hoover Historical Center transforms Historic Hoover Banquet Hall into an elegant Tea Room. The boutique will offer a variety of gifts, theme-baskets for raffle and garden tours. Seating is limited, and advanced paid registration is required. This event will be at the Hoover Banquet Hall, and it starts at noon. For more information, contact Operations Coordinator Ann Haines at 330-244-4667 or

September 12
Hanson—25th Anniversary—Middle Of Everywhere Tour
Besides Hanson’s 25th anniversary, 2017 is also the 20th anniversary of the band’s debut release “Middle Of Nowhere,” lead by the iconic single “Mmmbop,” which introduced the group to the world. The tour will feature performances of the group’s most widely known material alongside fan favorites encompassing their extensive catalog. See Hanson at 8 p.m. at House of Blues in Cleveland. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $55.

September 16 through February 18, 2018
The Pan American Exposition
While shaking hands at the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, President McKinley was shot. This exhibition will explore what happened in the eight days between the assassination and McKinley’s death. The exhibit also will examine the Exposition itself, what it was, why it was held and what new technologies were on display. The exhibit opening is free. The exhibit will be on view until February 18, 2018.

September 16
Maker’s Market
Hartville Maker’s Market brings together makers from all backgrounds within the well-known Hartville MarketPlace. Come find unique vintage wares, handmade goods and other one-of-a-kind pieces from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Downtown Canton Flea

September 16
The Downtown Canton Flea will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Court Avenue NW in downtown Canton (between Sixth and Third streets NW). Awaiting you are more than 50 vendors, offering art, crafts, antiques, handmade goods, vintage finds, farm fare, food and drink, collectibles and all kinds of other crazy stuff you won’t find anywhere else. It’s all for sale, all for you, all in one place, rain or shine.

September 16
Saturday in the City
On the third Saturday of every month, come to downtown Canton from noon to 4 p.m. and enjoy an afternoon full of art, live music, street performers, great food and more. The theme is fall harvest.

September 16
Wizards’ Gathering
Imagine you are a wizard boarding the train at Platform 9 3/4, meeting other first and second years, shopping for a wand, learning about potions, magical creatures, dark arts and more Harry Potter-themed activities at the Wizards’ Gathering at Fieldcrest Estate. The event is from 4 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $75 per participant, and only prepaid tickets are accepted. For more information, call 330-966-2222.

September 16
Autumn Lantern Tour
Travel through Ohio’s first village, Schoenbrunn Village, by lantern light for this after-hours tour. Luminaries will line the village, and the cabins will be alive with 18th century life from 7 to 9 p.m. This event is at regular admission price at Dennison Railroad Depot Museum.

September 16-17
Chalk Festival
Children and adults enjoy this annual event where community members join professional artists in using the walkways around the Fine Arts Garden at the Cleveland Museum of Art as a colorful canvas. Begun in 1990, the Chalk Festival is a modern expression of a Renaissance tradition from 16th-century Italy in which beggars copied paintings of the Madonna by Raphael and his contemporaries, using chalk on the plazas outside cathedrals. Watching the chalk artists and enjoying the entertainment is free. For questions, contact Community Arts at 216-707-2483 or email The festival is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, rain or shine.

September 19
The Women’s Fund Annual Gathering
Join the women philanthropists of The Women’s Fund Endowment of Stark Community Foundation as they celebrate the impact of six grants they made this year to programs serving women and children of Stark County. You will be inspired as you hear from representatives of the nonprofit organizations who received The Women’s Fund 2017 grants, and enjoy the company of women with a passion for making a positive and lasting impact in our community. There will be a social gathering at 11 a.m. with lunch and a program at 11:30 a.m. at Brookside Country Club. For reservations ($30 per person), call 330-454-3426 or visit the site.

September 20
Inspired by Pop Up Chorus in Durham, N.C., SingStark! is a no-commitment, no-audition chorus that meets every third Wednesday at the Canton Brewing Co. Speakeasy in downtown Canton. P.J. Chavez, musician and educator, leads SingStark attendees each month in singing two popular songs. You will learn the songs and then perform them. The event is from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

September 21
Put Hunger in Park Food Fest
Save the date for Meals on Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties’ sixth annual Main Event Fundraiser “Put Hunger in Park!” From 5 to 10 p.m. at Hoover Park, there will be food and beer trucks, live entertainment and exciting contests for children and adults. This event is free and open to the public. This event will replace the agency’s traditional Main Event Auction in November. Proceeds will go toward the Meals on Wheels’ mission.

September 21
Third annual Oktoberfest
The third annual Oktoberfest will be held on Market Street between Second and Third streets in downtown Canton from 4 to 9 p.m. It will include samplings from local breweries and wineries, food from local restaurants, as well as entertainment including German-style “Oktoberfest” bands.

September 22-October 8
“Beauty & the Beast”
See “Beauty & the Beast” live on stage at the Players Guild Theatre. Performances are Fridays through Sundays at various times. Check the site for ticket prices and show times.

September 23
Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
Dozens of local vendors will be showcasing handmade goods, food and crafts at the annual Fall Arts & Crafts Festival at Hartville MarketPlace. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

September 23
Pasta for a Purpose
Aunt Susie’s Cancer Wellness Center for Women will be hosting its third annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, Pasta for a Purpose from 4 to 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Massillon. Come and be served dinner, and enjoy the basket raffles and chances for prizes. All tickets are presale, and the cost is $10. Children younger than 4 get in free. For more information, call 330-400-1215.

September 23-24
Seeing a Difference
Be a part of “Seeing A Difference” when A Chorus for a Cause presents a concert of songs that “see.” Songs include “I Only Have Eyes for You,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” and many more. With the purchase of tickets, Lions Club Sight Programs will receive donations. Tickets are $15 and are available online, from any chorus member or at the door. The concerts are scheduled for 7 p.m. September 23 at Advent Lutheran Church in Hartville and at 3:30 p.m. September 24 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in North Canton.

September 24
Festa Gervasi
Head to Gervasi Vineyard from noon to 5 p.m. for a fun-filled day! Gervasi will be awash in fall colors and Italian flavors for its sixth annual Grape Harvest Festival. This event is to benefit United Way of Greater Stark County, which seeks to improve lives in measurable and lasting ways. Many activities require cash only for participation, so come prepared. Check the site for more information.

September 26
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series
The Massillon Museum holds a free monthly lecture series during the lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m. Guests may bring carryout, a sack lunch or enjoy a complimentary cookie and coffee provided by the Massillon Museum. Mandy Altimus Pond, author and Massillon Museum archivist, will speak about “Early Massillon & Lost Kendal.”

September 30
Russ Hench artwork
Head to Russ Hench in Canton from 1 to 5 p.m., and enjoy savings on artwork and pottery. This is an outdoor event. For more information, call 330-456-5214.

September 30, October 1
Hot Air Balloon Lift Off
Half a dozen balloons will take to the sky against the backdrop of all of Maize Valley’s fall harvest activities. Admission to this event is included with your fall harvest admission of $10 per person. The balloons generally lift off in the late afternoon. Take a wagon ride, navigate the corn maze, visit the animals, marvel at the pumpkin cannon and more. Head inside to enjoy the Winery & Craft Brewery. Sample the many wines and beers offered. The fall activities area opens at noon and closes at 10 p.m.

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass