Community Events

  1. Tudor House Events
  2. Yard Waste / Leaf Drop Off Days
  3. Shredding Day
  4. Memorial Day Parade

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The Tudor House is located at:
655 Latham Lane
New Franklin, OH 44319

Event Volunteers

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.

Event Sponsorship Opportunities

We're looking for event sponsors for these free community events! Check out our event sponsorship opportunities here for all the details. Then complete and return this sponsorship form.

2024 Schedule of Events

Sail Into Summer Craft & Vendor Fair

Sunday, May 19, 2024 from 12 pm to 5 pm 
Presented by Team Kaufman: Keller Williams Realtor Melissa Kaufman/Fairway Independent Mortgage Loan Officer Ashley Kaufman
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. Interested in being a vendor? Email Katie Smith.

Music & Movies by the Lake

Bring a blanket or lawn chair, snacks and drinks, 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 4 (movie TBD)
  • July 16 (movie TBD)
  • August 13 (movie TBD)

Music: Tuesdays at 7pm (grounds open at 6:30pm)
Presented by Cornerstone Benefit Services & Ayers Insurance

  • June 25
  • July 23
  • August 27
  • September 10

Old Fashioned 4th of July Picnic

Thursday, July 4, 2024 from 12 pm to 4 pm
Sponsorship still available! Click here for info!
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 Boats & BBQ Fundraiser

Thursday, August 8, 2024 from 6 pm to 9 pm
Presented by: Boat Masters Marine
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. The event sold out in 2022 and 2023 so plan to buy your tickets early!

Lakeside Oktoberfest

Sunday, October 13, 2024 from 12 pm to 6 pm
Presented by Dano's Lakeside Pub and The 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 

Presented by GPD Group
Sunday, December 8, 2024 from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Tudor House
Celebrate the season with refreshments, a live nativity scene, activities for kids, performances by local music groups, and a meet and greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus. A food truck and coffee truck will be on site for food and beverage offerings. Be sure to stay till the final act when we all join together in tradition for a few classic Christmas carols. Find the complete schedule and additional details on our Facebook event page.