This is a “DRIVE YOURSELF ADVENTURE” that takes you into six small towns and townships in Lorain and Medina counties. Your adventure can begin at any of the 12 participating businesses where you can pick up a flyer and map. Get your flyer stamped at every location and then turn it in at your last stop. A grand prize winner will be selected from the flyers with stamps from all locations and a consolation prize winner from all incomplete flyers. The BASKET OF BOUNTY GRAND PRIZE includes gifts from every store and has a value of over $120.00. Also this year is a CHOCOLATE TASTING ADVENTURE!
Now the great thing about this adventure is that you can do it over a number of days! The first weekend runs Fri. Oct. 19 and Sat. Oct. 20 from 10 am to 5 pm and Sun. Oct. 21 from 12 pm to 5 pm. The second weekend runs from Fri. Oct. 26 and Sat. Oct. 27 from 10 am to 5 pm and Sun. Oct. 28 from 12 pm to 5 pm. The participating businesses are:
In Wellington: Bread-N-Brew; Black River Antiques; All Ohio Train, Toys, Bears & Collectables; Always in Bloom; Depot Street Designs.
In Rochester TWP: Bonnie Brae Farm Tours, Ltd.
In Hommerville: The Pumpkin Factory; Eichel’s Christmas Tree Farm & Shop
In Penfield: Days of Yore Herb & Flower Farm
In Spencer: Spencer Feed & Supply; Amish House & Queen Right Colonies
In West Salem: C&L Shoes
We suggest that you schedule a FALL BREAK (the college kids get one!) and come and stay at Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast while you do the Bag Lady Tour! Check in early on the Friday of your choice and make a few shop visits before 5:00, come back, relax, and then go out for a fabulous dinner in town. After a fantastic breakfast, head out to visit more shops, get more stamps, have another fantastic dinner, maybe take in the movie at the Apollo. Sunday will be another fabulous breakfast and then finish up your tour before you head home, all refreshed and re-energized with the chance of winning the GRAND PRIZE! What better way to spend an autumn weekend. If you mention this Blog post when you make reservations, you will receive a 10% discount on your room!. And the added bonus is your chance to see all the beautiful fall colors of nature as your drive the country roads. Even if you don’t have the time to stay with us, do come to Lorain County and follow the country tour. You know you want to! Plan for it!
For more information about the tour and Wellington merchants call 440-647-9424 and visit the Historic Wellington Merchants Association website at http://www.hwma.org/
Our warm autumn display!