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Taking a stroll through Archbold, Ohio is like walking through a living nostalgic postcard, hearkening back to classic American ideals of small, bustling communities working together to create a strong place to live, work, and visit. With wholesome ambiance, inviting picturesque streetscapes, beautifully manicured parks, and an unlimited amount of fun, you’ll swear you just found a perfectly preserved pocket of wonder.
Shop countless local unique businesses throughout our thriving downtown district, from scrapbook stores to unique children’s clothing boutiques. Discover one-of-a-kind treasures at Sauder Village, our historical hands-on trip down memory lane. Learn what life was like “back then” from costumed guides playing the roles of the pioneers and tradesmen of yesteryear. Marvel as you watch old world craftsmen develop artisan creations from glass, clay, wool, and steel right before your eyes. And steep yourself in old-fashioned hospitality while you enjoy great food and fun for the whole family!
Need a modern fix? Find some of Archbold’s more urban-esque delights including fine chocolateries, museums, cafes, and even wineries.
Superior restaurants also abound in Archbold, Ohio. Choose one that best fits your tastes. From family-fun themed diners to fine dining, enjoy a diverse range of delightful meals made from the best local choice cut meats and delectable produce.
Archbold, Ohio – Small Town Comforts, Big Time Fun!
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Unique events that are fun for the whole family!
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$2925 Includes Roundtrip Airfare from Detroit, 8 Nights Hotel and 12 Meals plus 2 Exclusive Chamber Experiences. An AMAZING Value! Wanna know more?
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Join our community in celebrating #HolidaysInArchbold before our parade!
Pre-Parade Actives begin at 4 pm on Holland St. between The Blue and Carol Ann’s City Cafe –
*Live Carolers performing: The Galbraith Clan, Allen Grant of Key Realty and The Archbold High School Company
*Ice Sculpture created by Ice Creations in the Municipal Building Courtyard
***Sponsored by TJ Automation***
*Pictures with Santa – taken by Pea Pod Photography
***Sponsored by Archbold Parks & Rec, Scrapbook Korner and The Blue***
*Hot Chocolate and Popcorn
Lite the Nite 5k Run
This illuminating event is just before the Parade of Lights on Friday, November 25. At 5:45 pm our Lite the Nite 5k begins! Light up Archbold with your family and friends ~ Anyone is welcome! Participate or watch and listen as lighted, glowing and blinking runners flood the streets. Proceeds support and maintain the Festival of Lights Display in Ruihley Park. Participants will receive LED lighted gloves and glow necklaces. These runners will be hard to miss on November 25th!
2017 Parade of Lights ~ November 24, 2017
Our free, annual Parade of Lights is on the Friday evening following Thanksgiving, every year. Revel in the colorful sights: lighted floats, bands, decorated cars, trucks, and tractors, and local groups showing off festive creativity.
Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 decorated entries based on creativity, memorability, and Visibility.
First Place – $250
Second Place – $175
Third Place – $100
Whether you are starting a holiday tradition or continuing one, the Archbold Parade of Lights has something for the whole family. Beginning at 4:30pm, join us downtown for a live ice carving, pictures with Santa, and live carolers. The perfect way to spend #HolidaysInArchbold.
Tag AACC in your holiday pictures, posts, and tweets from the season and make sure to include our hashtag, #HolidaysInArchbold.
Festival of Lights
Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with our most famous event of the year, The Festival of Lights display in Ruihley Park. Walk or drive through to admire themed light displays, including glimmering animated creations. Opens the evening after Thanksgiving (Just before the Lite the Nite Race) and continues through January 1st. The Festival of Lights is free.
Thank you to all who attended and Congratulations to all our Award Winners.
2016 Service Award Recipients:
Matt Rüpp Photography – 10 Years
Samuel Mancino’s Eatery – 15 Years
Marco’s Pizza – 25 Years
Archbold Community Library – 100 Years
Spirit of Archbold Award presented to the Archbold 150 Committee
4 Under 40 Honorees
Mike Black, Dean of Student Services, NSCC
Andrew Emch, OD, MS, FAAO, Archbold Eye Care
Matt Gilroy, Executive Director, FCEDC
Lana Johnson, DC, Back & Body Chiropractic
And Featuring the Lions Club Citizen of the Year: Rev. Dale Kern
*Former AACC Board Presidents unable to attend the banquet are encouraged to stop into the Chamber Office to pick-up their framed picture.
Photo: Rev Dale Kern
2016 Lions Club Citizen of the Year
Melissa McKeever, Administrative Assistant
300 North Defiance Street,
Archbold OH, 43502
Typical Office Hours are 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Monday thru Friday
Archbold Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 102
Archbold, OH 43502