|BG hosts tourism in own town|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Tuesday, 09 October 2012 10:40|
Bowling Green Convention and Visitors Bureau is sponsoring its sixth "Be a Tourist in your Own Town" Saturday and Sunday.
The event encourages community members and invites visitors to experience all of the attractions, parks, restaurants and retail that Bowling Green area has to offer. This year's event is taking place over Bowling Green State University's Falcon Family Weekend, offering guests a wide range of activities in which to participate.
Many of the participating venues are offering a free or reduced entry fee, others have special offers, refreshments, entertainment and door prizes.
Each venue sets its own hours and develops its own promotions.
A tourist guide will be published in Wednesday's Sentinel-Tribune.
There are 36 venues around Bowling Green and another 10 activities and events at BGSU.
A self-paced scavenger hunt downtown could net $50 in Downtown Dollars Gift Certificates. Pick up entry forms at Downtown BG, 121 E. Wooster St., Ben Franklin, Finders Records or Calico, Sage & Thyme.
Community venues can be found at the Wood County Historical Museum on County Home Road, the BG Community Center on West Newton Road, Wood County Courthouse, BG Community Gateway at Poe Road and Thurstin Avenue, Simpson Garden Park, Conneaut Avenue, BG Wind Farm at Wood County Landfill, and Wood County District Public Library.
Retail participants include Jed's Barbeque and Brew, BG Hats And Apparel, The Cookie Jar and More, For Keeps, Busy Thimble, Ben Franklin, ACE Hardware, A Taste of Amish Deli, Finders Records, Tapes and CDs, Calico, Sage and Thyme, Little Miss Cupcake Soda Shop and Bakery, art-a-site! Gallery and Studio, Dyer's Family Dining, Snook's Dream Cars, Al-Mar Lanes, Happy Badger, SBX Bookstore and Asherah's Garden.
BGSU activities are planned in the Fine Arts Galleries, Little Red School House, Planetarium show at 2 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, BGSU Ice Arena, a Young People's Concert Saturday at 11 a.m.; a chef's demonstration Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the Oaks Dining Center, the Stroh Show featuring the Falcon Marching Band at 1:30 p.m., BGSU vs. Miami football at 3:30 p.m.; BGSU Hockey vs. Union College 7 p.m. Saturday; and jazz artist Dave Frishberg at 8 p.m. Saturday in Kobacker Hall, $8.
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