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16th Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour

Spring is in the air, and the 16th Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour will be Saturday, May 12. For all of you eager to end your winter hibernation, you will find some new offerings along your route. There are 6 brand new stops, 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-a-ways, 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 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a finale celebration at Middlefield Market Pavilion (indoors) where three Grand Prize baskets worth hundreds of dollars will be given away. The building will open at 2:45 p.m. with vendors, entertainment, snacks, a silent/Chinese auction, and prize drawings begin at 4 p.m. To be eligible for the prize drawings you must visit at least 10 stops, have your map stamped at each location, and turn it in at the finale by 3:45 p.m. Prizes and auction items will be baskets and gift certificates from area businesses; you must be present to win. Destination Geauga thanks to our Sponsors, Shetler’s Printing and Sirna’s Pizza , for their support and making this day possible.

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 or online at www.DestinationGeauga.com or at any of the participating member locations.

Tour stops: Antiques on the Square, Artisans’ Corner Gallery, Auburn Pointe Greenhouse, Between 2 Rivers Trading Co., Countryside Gazebos & Outdoor Furniture, *Craft & Antique Co-Op, DS Cakes & Sweets, *Experimental Aircraft Association, Geauga Parks District’s Observatory Park, *Grand River Valley KOA, His Daughter(new location), John’s Country Nursery, *Joy’s Place, Kalle Naturals, Lake/Geauga Habitat Restore, *Meadow Creek Meats, Middlefield Original Cheese Co-Op, Morning Glories, Nature’s Lovers Next , *Perennial Post (The), Richards Maple Products, Sage’s Apples, Sirna’s Pizza, Warren’s Spirited Kitchen, Yoder’s Furniture. (*Designates new stop)

Press release submitted by:
Laura Zigman
Destination Geauga