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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.
Event Sponsorship Opportunities
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!
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.
Yard Waste Drop Off
Check back for the 2024 date, which is usually in April
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 take place in the fall (late October through early December). Dates will be posted below when available. Leaf drop offs are held on Saturdays 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.
2023 Leaf Drop Off Dates
- Saturday, 10/21 9am-12pm
- Saturday, 10/28 9am-3pm
- Saturday, 11/4 9am-3pm
- Saturday, 11/11 9am-3pm
- Saturday, 11/18 9am-3pm
- Saturday, 11/25 9am-3pm
- Saturday, 12/2 9am-12pm
These events are funded by a grant from Summit ReWorks.
Saturday, June 8, 2024
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.
*2025 and 2026 Shredding Days will once again be held in April. Stay tuned for dates as they get closer.
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