Monday, August 14, 2017

Fabulous Fall Festivals in Northern Ohio - September 24, 2017



We've got two local events happening right near Angel Welcome Bed and Breakfast on September 24 - sounds like a really fun weekend!

Milan, Ohio will honor it's 200-year anniversary with a Bicentennial Celebration at the Village Square on September 24, at 2pm. A time capsule will be buried with multiple items representing the town, to be unearthed and opened in 2117. This is truly a town-wide endeavor, with students from the elementary, middle and high schools contributing essays and logos which will be used on the capsule itself, t-shirts and programs. The capsule itself will be produced and donated by Siemens Industry Metals Division, while RMH Concrete has agreed to do the concrete work for our time capsule & surrounding pad. The capstone for the capsule's burial spot will be donated by  Franklin Monument. This should be a lovely commemoration of the town on a (hopefully) beautiful early-fall day.

In nearby Vermilion, the 45th annual Woolybear Parade and Festival will take place on the same day. The Wooly Bear is a fuzzy caterpillar who, as legend has it, can predict the severity of the upcoming winter by the size of his colored segments.  The events start at around 9am, at the two festival areas in the center of historic downtown Vermilion, Ohio. One is at Victory Park on Rt. 60 (S. Main St.) north of Ohio St. The second is in Exchange Park at the corner of Rt. 60 (N. Main St.) and Rt. 6 (Liberty Ave.). You can find entertainment, food booths, craft booths, and merchant sales. Woollybear merchandise will be available at the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce stand. Various entertainers are at the main stage throughout the day. The parade takes place at 1:30 and lasts about 2 hours.

Whether you attend one or both of these fabulous fall festivals, you will enjoy a lovely day in Northern Ohio!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Milan Melon Festival - September 2 - 4, 2017


Every year, in late summer, the small village of Milan, Ohio, is the site for the most fabulous melon event in America, the Milan Melon Festival. Held over Labor Day weekend, it's 3 days of watermelon, muskmelon (that's cantaloupe to you non-Mid-Westerners) and fun!

The main draw is, of course, the melons! You can watch or take part in several melon-themed activities, like a melon carving, exploding watermelon, biggest watermelon and watermelon eating contests. Each year, Toft's Ice Cream makes gallons of both watermelon sherbet and muskmelon ice cream, which can be enjoyed on a cone, in a dish, or for the full experience, get a scoop or two of each kind in a melon half!

Speaking of food, vendors come year after year with their amazing treats. The famed Kiedrowski's Bakery, of Amherst, Ohio, brings all of their wonderful offerings, including the Snoogle, a foot long pastry filled with Polish cream and smothered in a sinfully delicious glaze. Heaven. Add in Cedar Point fries, burgers, pierogis, brats, dogs, and all the other crazy fair food, and you've got a smorgasbord of delights. 

Aside from the delectable treats, the Melon Festival has live music, a really fun, family-friendly parade, a Queen's pageant,  a 5K and a Fun Run, games and rides. You can purchase watermelon-themed items, as well as full melons, slices and snowcones! 

Milan Melon Festival
Saturday - Monday, July 2-4, 2017

Milan, Ohio - Village Square
Free Entry! 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Mid Summer Antique Fest in Milan Ohio - July 2017


If you are a lover of antiques, have I got a weekend for you! The picturesque village of Milan, Ohio, hosts the Mid Summer Antique Fest annually on the second Sunday of July - this year, that is July 9th, the Sunday after Independence Day.

Start your antiquing escapades with a weekend at Angel Welcome Bed and Breakfast - choose from our three sumptuously-decorated rooms, and after a wonderful night's sleep, enjoy a delicious repast of home-made breakfast recipes, lovingly prepared for you by your hostess, Judy, and served at our candle-lit dining table, or in our screened outdoor gazebo, in the midst of our lovely gardens.

On Saturday, you can visit one of several antique stores in Milan - if you are an Edison fan, yo won't want to miss Sights and Sounds of Edison on Main Street - they specialize in anything having to do with Milan's most famous resident! Also on Main is Crosby's Antiques, and on Church street, Gathering Littlewares. If you're up for more antiquing, go to Norwalk, only 10 minutes' drive, to visit Mannino's On Main and the Northern Ohio Antique Mall. 

On Sunday, walk on over to the village square - it's just a few minutes from the inn! Starting at 8, it will be packed with over 55 antique dealers of all kinds- and these are truly antiques - you won't find reproductions or crafts here. Admission is free, so you can save your money to spend on the fabulous finds in the dozens of booths. Old movie posters and product signs, porcelains, vintage clothing and jewelry, Victrolas, Golden Oldie records, folk art pieces, even toys - remember that Barbie fashion styling head you always wanted? It might be waiting for you to take home! 

The businesses surrounding the square will be open, too, so if you get hungry or thirsty, try Invention Restaurant, Jim's Pizza Box, or the Wonder Bar for a meal, or the Coffee Station for a beverage, all right on the Square. 

Make sure to leave room in your car for the fabulous finds you will certainly be bringing home after your fun antiquing weekend in Milan, Ohio!

Friday, May 12, 2017

It's Wedding Season in Northern Ohio!

When the clouds start to diminish, the sun shines down benevolently on the green grass and budding trees, thoughts turn to romance and love, and sweet couples think about where they would like to say their vows.

Angel Welcome Bed and Breakfast is a jewel in the midst of historic Milan, Ohio. The inn is a romantic paradise, with reminders of angels and love wherever you look. We offer indoor weddings and receptions for up to 50 guests and outdoor celebrations for up to 100 (weather permitting)!

When you have your wedding at our Ohio venue, you will reap the benefit of:
  • Our wedding coordination experience, which makes planning your special day a pleasurable rather than a stressful time
  • Our beautiful grounds, consisting of manicured, private gardens to give your event a lovely charm
  • Indoor weddings take place fireside, in the elegant parlor, surrounded by symbols of love and fidelity
  • Outdoor weddings can take place in the large, screened gazebo, in just the right spot for all of your guests to observe your vows
 We also cater to couples who just want to get away, with an elopement ceremony followed by a cake and champagne mini-reception.

Call us to plan your special celebration!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Get Ready for Summer Fun in Northern Ohio!


The days get longer and warmer. You start to feel the need to be outside, remembering the feel of grass beneath bare feet as you ran, free as a bird. Memories surface - dashing out of the doors on the last day of school, sitting at the baseball game in the early summer twilight, the aroma of fried foods and the cacophony of the fairgrounds, the taste of a delicious, cool snow-cone. All of these wonderful recollections make you want to get out and enjoy the heady sights and sounds and smells of early summer. We've got a lineup of fun happenings all 90 minutes or less from the B&B. Take a nice road trip, enjoy the fun, then head back to the inn for a wonderful night's sleep and delicious breakfast the next morning!

We'll start with a wonderful wine tasting aboard a train! The "Grape Escape" Wine-Tasting Excursion on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad takes place on June 3, 2017, at 7:30pm. This 21-and-over trip is a two-hour excursion in which you will sample five summer inspired wines and nibble on catered appetizers. Commemorative glasses are included with your ticket. Tickets start at $60 per person.

Classic car buffs will want visit Mayfield Village on June 10th for the Annual Mayfield Village Cruise Night. From 6-10pm, park your ride and stroll around (or ride the free trolley) enjoying live music, including Ricky and the Rockets. You will be able to purchase food from vendors set up outside. This is a free event.

The Put-in-Bay Music Festival also tales place June 10th. This wonderful fest combines amazing live bands, an ACA (American Cornhole Association) Tournament, and a living history display. All of this wonderfulness happens at the Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial. The festival is free to enter, and you should bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Food, soft drinks, beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Father's Day weekend hosts the Carlton Harley Davidson 40th Anniversary Inaugural Motorcycle, Car, and Truck Show at Carlton Harley Davidson in Mantua. On June 17th, from 8am to 5pm, all makes, models, and years are welcome, and at only $5 per vehicle, it's a great way to show off your rig! All proceeds will benefit Hattie Larlham and Muttley Crue Dog Rescue. As an attendee, you get to vote, and custom trophies will be handed to the winners!

This is just a small sampling of all the wonderful events going on this summer - stay with us and enjoy the small-town summer feel!





Monday, March 20, 2017

Fun Summer Festivals for the Whole Family - June 2017

Northwest Ohio's Erie and Sundusky Counties come alive in the summertime, when people start thinking about hitting the water and enjoying those vacation days. If you're looking for true local flavor, you will not want to miss some special events occurring near Angel Welcome Bed and Breakfast in June.

On June 4th, Put in Bay celebrates Jose DeRivera with Founders Day. This day celebrates the island's heritage and DeRivera's good deeds. This is a family-frienldy event at DiRivera park in Downtown, from 11am-5pm. Try roasted hog, and enjoy free musical performances. Shop to your heart's content and enjoy a beautiful day of heart-felt appreciation for the man who made Put in Bay possible. 

In Vermilion, Father's Day weekend is the setting for the "Festival of the Fish"! June 16-18th, 2017, join Perky the Perch for 3 days of free entertainment, including an 80's nostalgia concert, food vendors, a lighted boat parade, a pet parade, contests, shopping, a pageant, and firefighter water fights! You won't want to miss the fireworks on Friday night or the Father's Day parade on Sunday.

Switching to a different food group, Kelleys Island presents Bacon Fest on the weekend of June 9-11 at the Kelleys Island Wine Co. The Winery's menu will revolve around bacon, and you will be able to try specials drinks such as the Bacon Bourbon Brunch and the Bacon Jalepeno Margarita. The Naked Bacon Band will play all weekend long and if you're the sort to enjoy dressing to a theme, prizes will be awarded for the "best bacon outfit"!

Back at Put in Bay, the buccaneer in everyone is popping out of the brig for the 9th Annual Pyrate Fest Weekend, June 22-25. You'll love the Pyrate Parade and the Pirate Costume Contest - this is a serious competition - the best adult costume wins a trip to the Cayman Islands! There will be re-enactors, black powder firing demonstrations, a Pyrate marketplace, a cardboard boat race and more!

After all the fun, return to the inn in Milan for a sweet night's sleep and a delicious home-cooked breakfast! 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Visit the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

Many people visit this area of Ohio every year, and a lot of them head to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museum. The grand estate in which the library and museum abide are a treasure trove of history and learning.

Rutherford B. Hayes was the 19th U.S. President, in office from 1877-1881. He was also a U.S. Congressman, an Ohio governor, a General in the Civil War and loving husband to wife Lucy and father to eight children. He was born October 4, 1822, in Delaware, Ohio, raised by his mother and her brother, after his father's tragic early death. The Library and Museum are housed on the grounds of Hayes' estate, Spiegel Grove, a large wooded area which includes the original home built by the President's uncle, Sardis Birchard.

Admission to the grounds of Spiegel Grove and the library are free, but tours of the house and museum are charged at low rates. You can tour the home, the museum or both.  The museum tours are self-guided, but the home tours are led by a guide. Check their website for specific times and days, as some parts of the estate are closed at different times of the week and year.

Civil War buffs and genealogists will spend hours at the library, with its special collections regarding those subjects, as well as rich photo and print, manuscript and local history compilations, not to mention the greatest grouping of items related to Hayes' presidency . President Hayes was interested in many subjects, such as genealogy, local history, and the Gilded Age period. The library houses his personal collection of over 1200 volumes.

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museum is a wonderful way to spend a vacation day, learning more about our country and the men and women who shaped our history.