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2019 Calendar of Events


2019 Waynesville Brochure and Map


Please note:  This page is currently being updated for the 2019 year. 

If you have specific questions on events,

please call the office for accurate information. 

(513) 897-8855 x2.




Wind Down Wednesdays

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Sep 25, 2019through Sep 25, 2019



Join us for a series of Wind Down Wednesdays as the shops and eateries of Waynesville, Ohio

stay open late for exclusive event hours of 5:00pm-9:00pm

 March 27th, May 29th, July 31st, and September 25th


Specialty Themes per date: To be Announced

Evening Ghostly History Walking Tours

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Oct 2, 2019through Oct 30, 2019

October Wednesday, Fridays, and Saturdays



In October the Museum at the Friends Home culls the most fascinating and true stories of area lore to delight visitors of all ages during tours of downtown Waynesville and the Quaker Hill area. Each one-hour stroll highlights fascinating, historically based legends from the area's unique past based on first and second hand accounts of experiences that defy explanation.  A self-guided tour of the Museum at the Friends Home is included after the tour. Tours start mid-month and occur on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.  The cost is $12 per adult or child 12 or older, free for children under 12. Reserve and purchase tours online or call the Museum at 513-897-1607 to book tours. 

Also in October, special ghost-themed dinners are offered in the historic, downtown Waynesville that include our Main Street walking tour followed by a self-guided tour of the Museum at the Friends Home. Reservations are required.  Dinners and tours are generally on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in October.  Contact the Hammel House at 513.897.3779 or 888.892.2879 for details and reservations.

A local TV show in Cleveland has a segment called "One Tank Trips" which highlight places to visit within a drive of one tank of gas. Watch this interesting video on Waynesville, "the most haunted village in Ohio".  Featured are the Museum's ghost tours, the Museum and Hammel House

Please note...  Over the course of the one-hour stroll you will be walking a distance a little short of a mile.  While we make many stops along the way and benches are available at some stops, you should assess your physical ability to participate in these tours.

Museum at the Friends Home
115 South Fourth St.
Waynesville, OH 45068

The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival

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Oct 12, 2019through Oct 13, 2019


Setup Begins Oct. 11th, 2019


Oct. 12th, Open 9am-8pm
October 13th, Open 9am-6pm 


For more information:


Ohio Sauerkraut Festival 2018

Bucher's Beat 2014

Bucher's Beat 2013



Hearth Warming Holidays

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Nov 1, 2019through Nov 3, 2019


Hosted by the Waynesville Merchants Association, 
the Hearth Warming Holidays is held on the 1st weekend of November,.... Nov. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd

Kick off the holidays with a preview of holiday decor, treats, and sweets.  
Don't forget to pick up your 2019 recipe.   

November 2nd, 11am - 8pm
November 3rd, 11am - 8pm
November 4th, 12pm - 5 pm

~~ Downtown Waynesville ~~

Small Business Saturday

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Nov 30, 2019through Nov 30, 2019

Join Downtown Main Street in Waynesville, Ohio

as we celebrate Small Business Saturday in small hometown style.



Christmas in the Village

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Dec 6, 2019through Dec 8, 2019


Waynesville takes on the nostalgic feeling of Christmas past as the downtown is adorned in traditional holiday décor. Make plans to visit this holiday season as we have exciting entertainment, strolling throughout the downtown, in our heated entertainment tent, and in store fronts.

In addition, we have Santa Claus arriving daily via the Wayne Township Fire Department, horse drawn carriage rides, carolers & choirs, costume characters and so much more.  

Don’t forget 60+ retail shops and boutiques that you can either start or complete your gift giving list.  Scrumptious dining establishments that will keep your tummy full enough to say, “ho, ho, ho.” 

For additional information call 513-897-8855. 

Downtown Waynesville 


Christmas Homes Tour

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Dec 7, 2019through Dec 7, 2019


Dec 7th, 2019

(513) 897-1607

Photo Gallery


Dinner with Dickens

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Dec 7, 2019through Dec 28, 2019

Weekends in December

Hosted by:
Hammel House Restaurant