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The Tudor House is located at:
655 Latham Lane
New Franklin, OH 44319
We are excited to host some of our favorite events once again. If you want to be a part of our planning committee and/or an event volunteer, please email Katie Smith or call 330-882-4324.
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2023 Schedule of Events
Sail Into Summer Craft & Vendor Fair
Sunday, May 28, 2023 from 12 pm to 5 pm
Shop some of the Portage Lakes area's favorite vendors, crafters, and businesses and sample offerings from a variety of food trucks, beer and wine all while taking in the beautiful lakeside setting. Relax on the shores of Turkeyfoot Lake while watching the Sailing Regatta (until 2pm) or take a free pontoon boat ride around the lake. There will be games for kids, corn hole, and live music on the patio. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.
Music & Movies by the Lake
Bring a blanket or lawn chair, snacks and drinks, (and maybe a can of bug spray) and enjoy an evening of lakeside entertainment on the picturesque lawn and patio. Outside food and beverages permitted. Concessions will be available during movie nights!
Movies: Tuesdays at 8:30 pm
Presented by Bellstores
- June 6: DC League of Super-Pets (Grounds open at 7:30. Come early to meet Superman and Krypto!)
- July 18: Top Gun Maverick (Grounds open at 7:30pm. Angello's 2 U Food Truck will be serving from 7:30-9pm.)
- August 1: Minions The Rise of Gru
Music: Tuesdays at 7pm (grounds open at 6:30pm)
Presented by Ayers Insurance & Cornerstone Benefit Services
- June 20: Phil N the Blanks
- July 25: Joe Husak
- August 22: Derbytown Chorus
- September 12: Opus 216 (indoors in the Tudor House Great Room; chairs provided; outside food and beverages permitted)
Old Fashioned 4th of July Picnic
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 12 pm to 4 pm
A barbershop quartet, classic lawn games, and a good old-fashioned pie-baking contest are all part of this New Franklin tradition. Food trucks, beer and wine, and inflatables and carnival games for the kids make it a can't-miss, fun-filled event for the whole family! Looking to enter the pie baking contest? Click here to email Carol and give her your name, phone number, and the type of pie(s) you would like to enter.
Lakeside BBQ Fundraiser
Thursday, August 10, 2023 from 6 pm to 9 pm
This annual fundraiser features live music, delicious barbecue, and beverages from our favorite local breweries and wineries. Proceeds raised are used to host free community events at the Tudor House. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available. SOLD OUT! Thank you to all who purchased tickets and table sponsorships!
Sunday, October 15, 2023 from 12 pm to 6 pm
Presented by Dano's Lakeside Pub and Upper Deck
One of our most popular events! Enjoy a pint, dance the polka, and sample some local German fare while taking in the beauty of Portage Lakes in the fall.
Christmas Open House & Tree Lighting
Presented by GPD Group
Sunday, December 10, 2023 from 2 pm to 5 pm
Celebrate the season with refreshments, activities for kids, performances by local music groups, and a meet and greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Be sure to stay till the final act when we all join together in tradition for a few classic Christmas carols.
Yard Waste Drop Off
Saturday, April 15, 2023
9 am to 3 pm
Drop off grass clippings, leaves, and small branches at the New Franklin Service Garage located at 6523 Hampsher Road. We will not accept rocks, dirt, railroad ties, logs, firewood, or commercial/business drop offs. Please plan to unload your own materials, but assistance will be available if needed. Proof of residency is required, Questions? Call the New Franklin Service Department at 330-882-3824.
Leaf Drop Off
Leaf Drop Offs will resume in 2023. Dates will be posted below when available. Typically leaf drop offs are held on Saturdays in October and November from 9am until 3pm at the New Franklin Service Garage located at 6523 Hampsher Road.
Permitted items: grass clippings, leaves, and small branches
Not accepted: commercial/business drop offs, rocks, dirt, railroad ties, logs, firewood
Please plan to unload your own materials. Assistance will be available if needed. Proof of residency required.
These events are funded by a grant from Summit ReWorks.
Saturday, April 29, 2023
9am to 12pm
This free event for New Franklin residents offers confidential paper shredding with proof of residency. A limit of 10 file boxes or bags is enforced; there is no need to remove staples or paperclips from paper. The event is held rain or shine at City Hall at 5611 Manchester Road. Enter at the fire station and exit on Center Road. This event is funded by a grant from NOPEC.
Monday, May 29, 2023
10 am (line up at 9 am)
The New Franklin Memorial Day Parade begins at 10 am on Memorial Day. The parade steps off from Grace Bible Church (5781 Manchester Road) and goes approximately 1 mile south on Manchester Road to Manchester Cemetery. A Remembrance Ceremony takes place at the cemetery immediately following the parade (approximately 11 am). Parking and restrooms are available at Grace Bible Church and Lockhart Field. Participants should email Christine Lippincott at the City of New Franklin to register. Line-up begins at 9 am