2016 Summer Concert Series presented by Historic Fort Steuben – Celebrating 10 years!

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!


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Downtown Steubenville Farmers’ Market

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: mary@visitsteubenville.com.

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/


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Steubenville Hometown Celebration Update

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: mary@visitsteubenville.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/


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Historic Fort Steuben Opening

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



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Historic Fort Steuben

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4th Annual Steubenville Hometown Celebration is set for Saturday, June 18th

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: mary@visitsteubenville.com.

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.



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Spring Quilt Show

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.

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Tax Filing Assistance

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.

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Steubenville/Jefferson County Visitor Center to participate in 2016 Business Expo

The Steubenville/Jefferson County Visitor Center will have a station at the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce 2016 Business Expo at the Fort Steuben Mall on Thursday, February 18th from 8:30am until 6pm.

The Visitor Center will be offering various visitor guides, brochures, maps, and information on local events and attractions, including Steubenville City of Murals, The Nutcracker Village, Historic Fort Steuben, Hometown Celebration, Ohio Valley Frontier Days, the Annual Fort Steuben Quilt Show, and more.

A four foot lighted Nutcracker yard decoration will be raffled off at $1 per ticket.   All proceeds will go to support The Nutcracker Village.

Nutcracker for raffle

So mark your calendars and come by for some information, a chance to win the Nutcracker or just to say “HI”.

Same day as  Trinity Heartland, so you can take advantage of two great events with one trip.

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2016 Steubenville Mural Tours

It isn’t too early to schedule a Steubenville ‘City of Murals’ tour for 2016.  A step on guide is  available to join your group and discuss and share the history of each mural as well as different points of interest throughout town as you drive the mural route. You may decide to combine the Mural Tour with a tour of Historic Fort Steuben, with the very knowledgeable, informative tour guides who will ‘take you back in time’ to the days of the fort discussing the history, explaining what the many exhibits on display were used for, sharing human interest stories, and more.  Or you may wish to include a visit to Historic Mount Pleasant and the Quaker Meeting House.  Mt. Pleasant is home to Benjamin Lundy, considered to be the “father of American abolitionism”, and has five documented Underground Railroad stations still standing within the village.

Whether you want to have a stand alone Mural Tour, or one of numerous combination tours (and don’t forget lunch or dinner, at one of Steubenville’s fine restaurants), the Steubenville/Jefferson County Visitor Center will work with you to plan the perfect day (or days) for your group.  Just call us at 740.283.4935 or email: info@visitsteubenville.com


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The Ohio River Scenic Byway

The Ohio River Scenic Byway spans 14 diverse Appalachian Counties in eastern and southern Ohio.  Along its 452 mile stretch you will find famous people and places, history and folklore, culture and entertainment, and the great outdoors.

From East Liverpool to Cincinnati, the byway offers travelers a variety of scenic views ranging from charming riverboat towns to provocative industrial sites.

The Ohio River Scenic Byway is also in Indiana and Illinois and is designated as a national scenic byway.

Stop in at the Steubenville/Jefferson County Visitor Center for more information and pamphlets/maps on the Byway.


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