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.

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

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!

Lakeside Oktoberfest

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.