DTW Rib Burn Off 2020  May 16-17, 2020

DTW Rib Burn Off 2020 May 16-17, 2020

​In its ninth year, The Elk & Elk - DTW Rib Burn Off, has become biggest and most anticipated event to take place in Willoughby.

Saturday, May 16th Noon - 10pm • Sunday, May 17th Noon - 8pm
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Lake Farmpark presents: Farm Fest Railroads in the Park- Jun 06-07, 2020

Lake Farmpark presents: Farm Fest Railroads in the Park- Jun 06-07, 2020

A weekend filled with operating model train exhibits! Both HO and N Scale modular layouts will be on display. Other featured exhibits include G Scale trains, Lionel O Scale trains and a Lego train layout. Children may build a wooden train for an additional $2. Take a ride on Farmpark's barrel train.

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Lake Farmpark presents: Farm Fest- July 10-11, 2020

Lake Farmpark presents: Farm Fest- July 10-11, 2020

Lake Metroparks Farmpark presents FarmFest: Ribs, Brew & Music, a special free event for the entire family. Enjoy an assortment  of food including BBQ and ribs, live music, children's activities and craft vendors. Debonne Vineyards and Double Wing Brewery team up to serve selections of their popular wines and beer; available for purchase 5 to 8:30 pm Friday and noon to 8:30 pm Saturday. 
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Painesville Party in the Park July 17-19, 2020

Painesville Party in the Park July 17-19, 2020

The Painesville Party in the Park is Ohio’s largest free music festival. Featuring over 30 musical acts on the 2 stages, featuring up-&-coming local acts, award-winning Cleveland musicians and national touring acts from all reaches of the US including California, New York, New Orleans and more. The Party in the Park strives to provide a very unique musical experience by bringing together musical acts of many different genres including Rock, Reggae, Jazz, Funk, Pop, Indie, Folk, Rock-a-Billy, Country, Classic Rock, Jam Bands, Latin, Soul, Bluegrass and more!
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Lake Farmpark presents: Pirate Triathlon July 19, 2020

Lake Farmpark presents: Pirate Triathlon July 19, 2020

Swim 500 meters in Lake Erie. Depth of water approximately six feet. Wet suits permitted. No flotation devices. Lifeguards on duty. For safety reasons, tired swimmers may stop, touch bottom (if able) and resume swimming when ready.
–OR–
Kayak in Lake Erie. Start on the beach west of the swim course. Paddle north 100 meters, then east parallel to the swim course. Turn around and return to the beach at the same location departed from. Course is approximately two kilometers.

Jul 19, 2020
Registration required
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Lake Humane Mutt Strut Aug 23, 2020

Lake Humane Mutt Strut Aug 23, 2020

Family, Fun, FREE! Mutt Strut is a FREE event and it’s fun for the whole family, including your dog! Enjoy a day filled with activities like our mile walk, raffles, dog contests and games, adoptable dogs, agility course, demos, vendors and more!

Want to help the homeless animals before Mutt Strut and win some cool prizes? Start fundraising today! Fundraising is simple and helps make a huge impact. The more you raise, the more you win!
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Lake Farmpark presents: Corn Maze Sept 1-Oct 11

Lake Farmpark presents: Corn Maze Sept 1-Oct 11

​Undead pirates have invaded Lake Erie and made Farmpark their hideout. Farmpark staff has borrowed Commodore Perry's (Battle of Lake Erie hero) pirate jail, but our very own undead rooster has joined the pirates and stolen all of the jail keys. Your task is to reclaim Farmpark for the animals and locate all of the jail keys in the corn maze so that we can start locking up the pirates. 

Sep 01, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Farmpark admission applies
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Lake Farmpark presents: Apple Harvest Pairing Dinner Sept 25, 2020

Lake Farmpark presents: Apple Harvest Pairing Dinner Sept 25, 2020

​Start the evening with appetizers, cider pressing and apple butter tasting. Take a tour of the apple orchard and gardens with Farmpark’s horticulture education specialist. Then enjoy a delicious meal of pumpkin soup, apple braised pork osso buco, layered white and sweet potatoes and curried butternut squash with honey and candied pecans prepared by J&J Catering with wine pairing by Debonné Vineyards! Chef’s choice for dessert.

Sep 25, 2020
Ages 21 & older, Fee: $45
5:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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Lake Farmpark presents: Apple Butter & Cider Weekend Sept 26-27

Lake Farmpark presents: Apple Butter & Cider Weekend Sept 26-27

Lake Metroparks Farmpark continues a tradition of celebrating the harvest season with a weekend all about apples! Get a taste of apple cider, sample a variety of apples and help grind apples and press cider. Apple slushies are available at the Apple Cider Bar.

Visitors may also enjoy our Showman’s Circle area, including a farm-themed playground and covered shelter for live animal demonstrations.

Little farmers can navigate the hay maze and play in the kids' areas. The whole family can explore the three-acre corn maze, enjoy harvest-themed crafts and more.
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Lake Humane: Ganley Adoption Event Oct 3, 2020

Lake Humane: Ganley Adoption Event Oct 3, 2020

More Details coming Soon


Subaru Loves Pets 
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Lake Farmpark presents: Halloween Hayrides

Lake Farmpark presents: Halloween Hayrides

​Travel down a one-mile trail on a Halloween hayride filled with family-friendly thrills, chills and adventure at Lake Metroparks Farmpark. After riding on the wagon, take a short 1/4-mile walk through a haunted graveyard, hay maze, scarecrows and see a fun glow stick dance show. All ages welcome, rated PG-5; earlier ride times are best suited for younger children.

Oct 16, 2020 - Oct 17, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Oct 23, 2020 - Oct 24, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Oct 09, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Lake Humane: Black Cat Ball Oct 17, 2020

Lake Humane: Black Cat Ball Oct 17, 2020

If you’re looking for a “howling” good time this Halloween, look no further. Join us for our 11th Annual Black Cat Ball and enjoy a night filled with a variety of fun activities that will keep you and your guests coming back for more each year!

Black Cat Ball features a huge silent auction with a variety of wonderful prize donated by our supporters. There are also sideboard raffles, the wine pull, barrel of booze, the lottery tree raffle, costume contests, mystery door and more!

This event is an absolute blast, so get a group of your friends together and have a great time while supporting a wonderful cause and saving lives!
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Lake Farmpark presents: Breakfast & Lunch w/Santa

Lake Farmpark presents: Breakfast & Lunch w/Santa

Real vaults - in a historic bank building! 
Live music by Just Jazz Live 
A unique wine pull High-priced auction items 
Open bar with signature drinks from the 1920's provided by Seven Brothers Distilling Company 
Wine provided by Benny Vino Urban Winery 
Coffee station provided by Fiona's Coffee Bar and Bakery Surprises throughout the night 
Gourmet food stations provided by Cleveland Field Kitchen 
Beer provided by Working Class Brewery 
Full Dessert Room with chocolate bar! 
Unique twists throughout the night (shhhhh!) 
Event Price Significance: There are approximately 153 million orphaned children in the world according to UNICEF. Tickets are $153 per couple $76.50 per person. Limited seats available.

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Lake Farmpark presents: Country Lights

Lake Farmpark presents: Country Lights

A magical evening is in store at Farmpark! Live lighted trees deck the halls that lead to Santa's Workshop and the Little Elf Corner. Take a wagon ride through light displays to the Equine Center where you'll see operating model trains, meet farm animals and enjoy presentations in the arena by the Holiday Horses.

This event sells out quickly. Advanced purchase of tickets is required. No refunds, exchanges or adjustments. Tickets will be sold online only. 

Please leave your pets at home!
Pets are not permitted into Lake Metroparks Farmpark.


Nov 27, 2020 - Nov 30, 2020
4:45 PM - 9:00 PM

Dec 01, 2020 - Dec 06, 2020
4:45 PM - 9 PM

Dec 09, 2020 - Dec 23, 2020
4:45 PM - 9:00 PM


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Lake Humane: Santa Paws Dec 5-6

Lake Humane: Santa Paws Dec 5-6

Santa Paws is coming to town and we hope you will join us! Attend Santa Paws and receive an adorable picture of your pet(s) with Santa. You will go home with a great keepsake and a warm heart knowing you helped us give our animals the best Christmas we can!

All participating dogs must be leashed at all times and all cats and small animals must remain in carriers until it is time for their photo. These rules are set for your animals safety and ours. All animals must be up-to-date on vaccines. Please use your best judgement and only bring animals who get along well with people and other animals as they will be in contact with both. Also, all guests are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.

Please note that it takes approximately 3-5 minutes per family for pictures which means you will most likely have a wait varying from 5 minutes-30 minutes+ depending on how busy we are.
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Please check out our upcoming events for this year below. We are so proud to partner with so many great organizations!