The Village of Minerva
A Great Place to Live, Work, Learn and Play
There’s plenty to do in the village! Minerva is home to the Brick Street Art & Jazz Festival, Minerva Chamber Rodeo, Oktoberfest, Downtown Wonderland Christmas Celebration, and the Minerva Homecoming. Additionally, area residents look forward to the annual Evening of Celtic Music & Dance and other performances at the historic Roxy Theatre. Other community organizations sponsor the On the Bricks Car Show, the MinervaStrong 5K, Family Fun Day, and much more.
Brick Street Art & Jazz Festival
The Brick Street Art & Jazz Festival is held annually in mid-May on Minerva’s historic North Market Street, with the date depending on the timing of Memorial Day. The festival is a celebration of the arts of all types with performances by student and professional jazz bands throughout the day, as well as student, amateur, and professional exhibits, demonstrating artists, food, and interactive arts activities for all ages.
Minerva Chamber Rodeo
The Minerva Chamber Rodeo is held annually in late July in Municipal Park and offers kids’ activities, beginning at 3 p.m., with some kids’ rodeo events taking place at 5 p.m. The main event, presented by Buckeye Rodeo Company, begins at 7 p.m., and features barrel racing, bareback bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, saddle bronc riding, and bull riding. Across the creek, there are food vendors and a beer garden, sponsored by the Minerva Firefighters Association, throughout the day. A free country music concert, sponsored by the firefighters, begins at 9 p.m.
Minerva’s annual Oktoberfest is held annually on the Saturday of the last full weekend in September in Municipal Park and features live music, crafters, vendors, food, free hayrides, an extensive kids’ area, contests for all ages, and a beer garden sponsored by the Minerva Athletic Boosters, as well as the Lost French Gold Craft Beer Motherlode. Oktoberfest coincides with the annual Stockers and Streeters On the Bricks Car Show, held on Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m., on Minerva’s historic North Market Street, and National Alpaca Farm Days at Natural Approach Farm Store, 3944 Whitacre Ave. SE. A shuttle runs between the events on Saturday.
The village’s kickoff of the holiday season is held the second Saturday after Thanksgiving each year and begins with the Christmas parade. After the parade, Santa is available in the Roxy Theatre to hear wishes and pose for free photos. Treat trees sponsored by area businesses and organizations line North Market Street, and a variety of activities for children are offered in storefronts along the street. The event culminates with caroling and the lighting of the village Christmas tree.
Sponsored by the Minerva Community Association, The Minerva Homecoming is held in June each year in Municipal Park and kicks off with Minerva’s largest parade. The Homecoming lasts four days and features exhibits in the Community Building, a midway with rides and food, performances, raffles, and more. For information about space in the Community Building, contact Karen Pennock, 330-868-5333; about being a vendor, contact Brad Palmer, 330-323-7763; and about the parade, contact Vickie Eick, 330-323-6977.
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