Due to the threat of thunderstorms, Thursday’s concert at the Berkman Amphitheater, Fort Steuben Park, featuring ‘The Diamond Project’ has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 19th at 6:30pm.
The 2016 Hometown Celebration will be here before we know it! We currently have 36 (craft, organizational, business) vendors plus 8 food vendors for the street fair, live entertainment at the Berkman Amphitheater, Mini Train Ride, Trolley Tours, Dino Dash 5K Run, Martin Meander 1 Mile Walk, Dean Martin Cruise-in, 50’s Dance, Art Show, Dean Martin/Steubenville Trivia Challenge, Kurt James Fun N Games, various kids games and activities, face painting, Amazing Nick’s balloon art, Angry Birds Live, and so much more! The majority of the events are free of charge and we have our sponsors and partners to thank for that, so please take a moment to read over the list of contributors and be sure to support their businesses or organizations or at least say “Thank You” to them for making this wonderful community event possible!
A Special Thank You to Our Many Sponsors & Supporters:
Franciscan University of Steubenville –
Provided donations to Performing Arts of CCHS & SHS
Tri-State Financial Services – Sponsor of Trolley
WTOV9/FOX9— Sponsor of Kurt James Fun N Games
Best Western Plus -University Inn &
Steubenville Kiwanas Club – Sponsors of Mini Train
AEP Cardinal Plant
Anthony Mining Co., Inc.
Diocese of Steubenville
Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors
Mosti Funeral Home
Upper Ohio Valley Building & Trades Council
First Choice America
Frank & Jerry Furniture & Appliance
Historic Fort Steuben
Holy Trinity Greek Church
J. D. DiCarlo Distributing
Nelsons Fine Art & Gifts
Steubenville Lions Club
Steubenville Visitor Center
Wal-Mart DC 7017
Signage provided by Nelsons Fine Art and Gifts— Thanks!
The Summer Series Concert at the Berkman Amphitheater, Fort Steuben Park, scheduled for Thursday, June 2nd, has been canceled due to the threat of thunderstorms and heavy rain. It will be rescheduled on a date to be announced.
Sorry….. we are all disappointed.
Since 2007, the Louis and Sandra Berkman Amphitheater in Fort Steuben Park has welcomed dozens of entertainers and thousands of music lovers. For eleven weeks each summer, Thursday evenings find an eclectic gathering of people at the site along the Ohio River. From teens to “seasoned citizens,” families and singles, residents of nursing homes and day care centers…all enjoy the melodies of various genres. Bluegrass, funk, rhythm & blues, classic country, oldies, pop, gospel, jazz, ethnic, rock’n’roll…there’s been something for every taste. And if you don’t care for the performers, you can just sit and visit with friends.
This season marks the tenth anniversary with a lineup of many popular, familiar groups as well as some not so familiar ones, commemorative T-Shirts and more. Also new this year are vendor booths with a variety of items for sale which will open at 4:00 p.m. and remain open during the concert.
The 2016 concerts will kick-off Thursday, May 26th, at 6:30p.m. with the talented local performers of Three’s Company opening for the classic oldies of the world famous Vogues.
Historic Fort Steuben is grateful to the many sponsors who make these free concerts possible and encourage their audience to patronize the businesses and thank the organizations listed in the program. The concerts are just one indication that Historic Fort Steuben has become an important contributor to the quality of life in Steubenville and the upper Ohio Valley. Please consider becoming a member and helping them to continue offering music, history and educational programming for the next ten years!
The concerts will be held every Thursday evening at 6:30p.m. from May 26th through August 4th at the Louis Berkman Amphitheater located in Fort Steuben Park, 120 S. Third Street, Steubenville. (Weather permitting)
As always, there is no admission charge for the concerts, however, buckets will be passed for free will donations.
Concert Programs will be handed out at the concerts and are also available at the Fort Steuben Visitor Center.
Nursing homes or other groups needing wheel chair accommodations are requested to call the Visitor Center the day of the concert to make reservations.
For inquiries, wheel chair reservations, or to check on weather related cancellations, please call: 740.283.1787.
Looks like a great year, so bring a lawn chair or blanket and picnic basket and enjoy an evening of live entertainment, food and more!
The Downtown Steubenville Farmers’ Market will be starting up on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016. It will be at the same location this year as last, Corner of South Fourth and South Streets, and will open for business from 8:00am until 1:00pm each Thursday through October 27th. There is still time to sign up as a vendor, so if you wish to do so you may call the Visitor Center at 740.283.4935 and ask for Mary, or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are expecting to have fresh fruits, veggies, homemade baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles, beets and more. There will also be crafts available.
Visit the Farmers’ Market Facebook Page for updates and delicious recipes! https://www.facebook.com/Downtown-Steubenville-Farmers-Market-220206541326622/
There has been a great response from organizations, businesses and individuals wishing to set up a booth as a vendor for this year’s Hometown Celebration. The numbers are up quite a bit from last year. There are still some spaces available, however, due to moving the location to a larger venue. So if you are interested in participating this year, applications are still being accepted at the Visitor Center. You may email: email@example.com or call the Visitor Center at 740.283.4935 and ask for Mary. The deadline of May 2nd is quickly approaching, so if you wish to join in the fun this year, now is the time to act!
Many of last year’s favorite events will be returning this year, including the mini train rides, the trolley tours, Nick the balloon artist, Kurt James Fun and Games, KidZone, and more. There will also be a Hometown Talent Show at the Berkman Amphitheater from 1pm – 5pm, featuring many extraordinarily talented performers and followed by a concert featuring Deja Vu at 6:30 pm. There is no charge for most of the events and entertainment. In addition, there will be food vendors, the Dean Martin Cruise -in, a 5K Run/Walk, and a 50’s Dance in the evening.
See the Hometown Celebration Facebook Page or Hometown Celebration Page on this website-http://www.visitsteubenville.com/what-to-do/steubenville-hometown-celebration/
The weather has been cooperating and many people have been stopping in wishing to take a tour, so Historic Fort Steuben will be opening on April 25th, a week earlier than scheduled.
Take a self-guided tour or tour the Fort with a trained Interpreter who will provide you with facts as well as human interest stories about the Fort and the time period.
The historic fort originally was built in 1786-1787 by the 1st American Regiment to protect government surveyors from hostile Indians as they laid out the first seven ranges of the Northwest Territory. The fort was named after George Washington’s great drillmaster, Baron von Steuben.
The seven buildings with exhibits and interpretive signage include the Officers’ quarters, the Commissary, the Quartermaster, the Blacksmith, the Hospital, the Frontier Camp and the Enlisted Men’s Quarters.
In addition to the reconstructed fort, visit the Fort Visitor Center’s Exhibit Hall and Museum Shop, which offers a variety of books, toys, replicas, artwork, and gift items to purchase. Also located on the Fort Steuben Park grounds is the Veterans Memorial Fountain and the Louis Berkman Amphitheater, where free Thursday evening concerts are held during the summer.
Hours are the same as last year, Monday thru Saturday from 10:00am until 4:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am until 4:00pm.
For more information on Historic Fort Steuben and their festivals and events, visit www.oldfortsteuben.com
This year’s Hometown Celebration’s theme is ’50’s Flashback’ and will feature many of the favorite activities and events as last year, including the Mini Train Rides, Dino Dash 5K/Martin Meander, St. Paul’s Pancake Breakfast and church tours, Kurt James Fun n Games, KidZone, Hometown Talent Show, Amazing Nick’s Balloons, Dean Martin Cruise-In, A 50’s concert (band to be determined) at Berkman Amphitheater, 50’s Youth Dance, Trolley Rides and Tours, Craft/vendor street fair, food and more.
Among what’s new for this year is ‘Hometown Trivia’ and dressing for the 50’s.
The Committee is currently seeking new and interesting participants for the street fair. If you have something to sell, demonstrate, display, share information on, craft, or other, please call 740.283.4935 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or questions, please contact same as above.
The Hometown Celebration page on this website will be updated with additional information and the Festival Events Schedule as they become available.
The annual Spring Quilt Show at Fort Steuben Visitor Center is just around the corner. Each year 30 some quilts submitted by local residents are on display at the Visitor Center for the enjoyment of the public. There is no fee for participating in or visiting the show. A free will donation, however, is welcomed from visitors. This event has been quite popular over the years and draws an impressive crowd.
This year the Spring Quilt Show will run from April 4th through the 16th, Monday – Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.
If you would like to ‘show off’ a quilt made by you; or if you have a family heirloom or a quilt made by someone else you would like to have in the show, you can acquire an application form at the Fort Visitor Center, 120 South 3rd Street, Steubenville; by calling 740.283.1787; or online at www.oldfortsteuben.com.
Old, new, modern, traditional, small, large, pristine or worn, all are welcome!
Your application must be submitted by March 23rd, 2016 to Historic Fort Steuben, 120 S. 3rd Street, Steubenville, OH. Quilts must be delivered to the Fort Visitor Center no later than Wednesday, March 30th.
Questions? Call 740.283.1787.
Accounting students at Franciscan University will offer free e-filing assistance to Ohio Valley residents through the Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). From February 16 through April 13, 2016. The students will be available four days a week near Center Court in the Fort Steuben Mall, just to the left of the entrance to Macy’s.
Hours of operation are Mondays and Fridays: 10:00am – 12:00pm and 3:00pm – 5:00pm; and Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:30pm – 5:00pm. Due to spring and Easter breaks, the site will be closed from March 4th to March 12th and from March 25th to March 28th.
All participating students have completed an income tax course and have passed a series of IRS training courses and exams through VITA.
Franciscan University students have provided free tax service for nearly 30 years.
For additional information call the Fort Steuben Mall customer service desk at 740.264.7781.