Fall Festival 2017

October 12th - Shisler Center, Wooster, OH



Join Us On October 12th For the 2017 Fall Festival! 

A One-Day Conference, Trade Show, Networking Event AND Festival All Wrapped Into One Big Shindig!

The best and brightest in the park, recreation and camp industries come together in Wooster, Ohio for Fall Festival. Will YOU be there?


Register as an attendee

Register as an exhibitor

Presentation Schedule

The Fall Festival lives up to its name -- a one-day conference, trade show, networking event AND festival all wrapped into one big shindig!


About The Event:

Location: Shisler Center, OSU Extension, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Date: October 12, 2017

Included: Keynote, Three Break-Out Sessions, Morning Bagels, Coffee and Tea, Walking Lunch with Exhibitors, Interactive (outdoor) Exhibits, Fall Festival Olympics (fun event), 

Audience: Children's Camps, Parks & Recreation, Landscape Architects

Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Cost To Attend: $50

Click the button below to register individual attendees.

If you need to register multiple people, please call 866-444-4216. 


come be a mover and a shaker

Chris Clyde
Associate Director
Camp Nuhop
Perrysville, Ohio

In recreation, camping, and park services, we are often our own best cheerleaders. At Camp Nuhop, the Playnote program emphasizes active and playful audience interaction--which is exactly what this presentation delivers. You will not be sitting in your seat as a passive entertainee, Instead, we'll ignite the playful and energetic capacities of the audience by using YOU as active members of the address.  Through learning opportunities and connection points, we will make your networks stronger and more collaborative. Be sure to dress for comfort and prepare yourself for an active opening session!!

Exhibitor Registration

The Fall Festival lives up to its name -- a one-day conference, trade show, networking event AND festival all wrapped into one big shindig!

Location: Shisler Center, OSU Extension, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, Ohio 44691

Date: October 12, 2017

Included: Keynote, Three Break-Out Sessions, Walking Lunch with Exhibitors, Interactive (outdoor) Exhibits, Fall Festival Olympics (fun event), Morning Bagels, Coffee and Tea.

Audience: Children's Camps, Parks & Recreation, Landscape Architects

Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Exhibitors are incorporated into every aspect of the show

Indoor table-top booth with access to the outdoor display and demo area (weather permitting).

You have your option of choosing an indoor exhibit, outdoor exhibit or both. If you choose an outdoor exhibit, you will be provided as much space as you need to allow our attendees to actually demo your equipment. Unique. Hands-on. Fun.

Want even more exposure? Fall Festival Sponsorship includes having your marketing material placed in Attendee Bags, as well as recognition in the program guide.

Space is limited to the first 50 exhibitors. WE WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY. Don't delay. Register today.



Important Information for Exhibitors:

  • Vendors can come as early as 8:30 a.m. for set up on the day of the show (Oct. 12). They are welcome to set up the day before between 2 and 5 p.m. (Oct. 11).

  • Bring an extension cord if you require power (50 feet should be the max needed) .

  • Table coverings are not provided. Please bring them if you require them.

  • As a tabletop show, there will be no pipe and drape.

  • Vendors in the hallways are able to suspend backdrops or banners--bring long cable ties.

  • There is free Wi-Fi throughout the building.


Getting to Fall Festival is Easy and Convenient!

Whether You're Driving Or Flying Into Town, Here Is A Look At The Distances To Major Cities In The Surrounding Area:

  • Akron: 40 miles         
  • Cambridge: 80 miles
  • Canton: 27 miles
  • Cincinnati: 204 miles
  • Cleveland: 57 miles
  • Columbus: 95 miles
  • Detroit: 172 miles
  • Mansfield: 30 miles
  • Pittsburgh: 148 miles
  • Toledo: 110 miles   

here is a list of preferred area hotels:


The Shisler Event Center

1680 Madison Avenue
Wooster, OH 44691

Phone: (330) 263-5501
FAX: (330) 263-5505

Thanks for the memories


The sun didn’t shine for our second annual Fall Festival, but that didn’t stop us from playing!

Whether in the classroom or in the courtyard, attendees were up and moving at the Shisler Center in Wooster, Ohio, trying their hand in the GaGa Ball pit or galloping like a horse in a morning breakout session.

Interactive exhibits encouraged attendees to touch and feel products and even jump into a friendly game of Murbles, examine rifles up close, and take home samples of nutrients guaranteed to make your garden grow.

And by the end of the day, everyone had an opportunity to learn something new from one of our speakers, vendors, and even our keynote speaker, who was sure to let everyone know why he or she was important to the agency they serve.

We couldn’t have done it without the support from our vendors and attendees who challenge us to provide even more hands-on exhibits and adventures in years to come. So thanks to everyone and rest assured—we take all of your suggestions and observations to heart and promise to incorporate them into the next Fall Festival.

Whether you had an opportunity to attend or wish you had, we look forward to seeing everyone again on October 12, 2017. 


Here are highlights from
the 2016 Fall Festival:


Randy Gaddo

LBWA Lbwa Columnist, U.S. Marine & Retired Parks Director - Peachtree City, GA


Nominate someone to be recognized for going above and beyond their job description and showing what your organization is made of - good people!

Aquatic Design Group
American Camp Association
Brownstown Recreation
Camp Nuhop
Camp Tecumseh YMCA
Cawrse & Associates
Centerville Washington Park District
City of Ashland
City of Blue Ash Recreation Center
City of Bowling Green Parks & Recreation
City of Columbus Recreation and Parks
City of Cuyahoga Falls
City of Fairlawn
City of Green Parks and Recreation
City of Mentor
City of Middletown
City of North Olmsted
City of Omaha (NE)
City of Powell
City of Shaker Heights
City of Solon Parks and Recreation
City of Steubenville Parks and Recreation
City of Wooster
Clark County Park District
Classroom Antics
Cleveland Metroparks
Common GroundEarth Camp
Cornerstone PDS
Deerfield Twp.
Domokur Architects
DVS Websites
Erie Metroparks
Falcon Camp
Frederick County Parks and Recreation
Geauga Park District
Girl Scouts (Columbus)
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio
Greenbriar Riding Academy
Greene County Parks & Trails
Grove City Parks and Recreation
Hitchcock Design Group
Indiana University
Indy Parks and Recreation (Indianapolis)
Joy of Living Ministries
Kaleidoscope, Inc.
Kanakuk Kamps
Landscape Structures
Lake Metroparks
Licking Park District
Lorain County Metroparks
Medina County Park District
Mentor Recreation Department
Miami County Metroparks
Mystic Mountain Training Center
New Albany Parks and Recreation
Ohio Parks & Recreation Association
OP Aquatics
OSU Extension – 4-H Youth Development Program
OSU Extension – Vinton County
Philadelphia (PA) Parks and Recreation
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
Pinnacle Sports
Recreation Resources Service
Stark Parks
Summit Metroparks
Toledo Area Metroparks
Village of Walton Hills
Wooster Recreation and Community Center
White Township, Penn.
Whitewater West Industries
Wayne County Park District
YMCA Camp Weona
Indoor Booths
BCI Burke (17)
Brandstetter Caroll, Inc. (2)
Century Equipment (34)
Civilian Marksmanship Program (36)
Cornilleau USA (25)
Delorio Foods (30)
Domokur Architects (6)
ForeverLawn (45)
Landscape Structures, Inc. (15)
Miracle Midwest (10)
Murbles (44)
Mutt Mitt, Inc. (7)
Polly Products (20)
Radio Boss (12)
Rain Drop Products (42) (39)
Tandy Leather (18)
Trek Network (16)
Ventrac (35)
Wooster Products (5)
Outdoor Booths
American Muscle Docks (O-8)
Bright Ideas (O-14)
Key Log Rolling (O-13)
Norwalk Concrete (O-1)
Trek Network (O-16)

Murbles Tournament (form of bocce ball)
Trek Network (Native American storyteller)

Demo Area
Century Equipment: Toro, Polaris & Club Car
Civilian Marksmanship Program: Outdoor air rifle range
Ventrac: Tractors and attachments for all seasons