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Let’s W(h)ine About Winter

We are rolling out the red carpet and putting on the glitz for the 5th Annual

Let’s W(h)ine About Winter

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A Broken-Heart Murder on Valentine’s Day

A Broken-Heart Murder on Valentine’s Day”

Join us for this evening of dining and mystery!

When Saturday, February 15, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Where The Lebanon Conference & Banquet Center, 121 S. Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036

Details Be a guest at the lavish dinner party of an author who’s book has just been purchased by a movie mogul. There will be high spirits, fun, and laughter…that is, until a broken-hearted discovery is made that will change the course of the evening.

Catered dinner included. Cash Bar.

Visit http://www.wchsmuseum.org for more details


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4th Annual Let’s W(h)ine About Winter

4th Annual Let’s W(h)ine About Winter

 February 22, 2014 7:00pm

Food · Jazz Quartet · Wine & Beer ·Wine Flights ·Silent Auction and Raffles

Advanced Tickets $30
Day of Event $35

Purchase at:
The Pink Hippo
Village Ice Cream Parlor
Golden Turtle Chocolate Factory

         or online ($1.00 fee per ticket)  

Lebanon Convention and Banquet Center 121 S. Broadway Street

                                       Tickets purchased online will be at the “check-in” at the event

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2nd Annual “A Toast to Dickens” Pub Crawl

Saturday November 30
Starting at 5:00pm


An Evening of Friendship, Adult Beverages and Fun! Meet at the Gazebo at the Golden Lamb to register

 A FREE PUB CRAWL TEE SHIRT WILL BE GIVEN TO THE FIRST 100 REGISTERED!  Receive a commemorative Glass and other prizes! (rules apply)

Participating Pubs are:Black Horse Tavern, Doc’s Place, The Elks, Cellars Pub, King’s Bar and Grill


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Holiday Home Tour

 2013 Holiday Home Tour

December 8, 2013  1:00 – 6:00 pm

Featuring homes unique in history, style and architecture decked out for the holidays!

Tickets: $15 in advance/ $20 day of tour

Tickets may be purchased in advance at: The Pink Hippo, The Golden Turtle Chocolate Factory, Village Ice Cream Parlor,

HDLI Office, and Warren County Museum (Day of the tour) Call 513.228.2322 for additional information.


* $1.00 service fee per ticket for on-line purchase 


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A Dickens of a Christmas- Holiday Open House

Dickens of a Christmas, Holiday Open House

Join us in Historic Downtown Lebanon on November 29th and 30th

  • Christmas Tree Illumination Friday 6:00pm at Christmas Tree Park
  • Free Carriage rides
    • Friday 4:00 to 8:00pm
    • Saturday 12:00 to 5:00pm
  • Free Model Train Display
    • Friday 6:00 to 8:00pm
    • Saturday 10:00 to 4:00pm
  • Pub Crawl Meet at The Golden Lamb Gazebo at 5:00pm
  •  Shopping specials in Downtown shops
    •  Open until 8:00pm on Friday 
    •  Open until 6:00pm on Saturday
    • Most downtown shops will stay open until 7:00pm on Fridays through December



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Girls’ Night Out Specials…

Girls’ Night Out Specials

 November 9th 4:00 – 9:00


AMBASSADOR’S ANTIQUES & FINE LINENS  FREE make up samples and make overs; wine spritzers and pastries;  30% off Isabella fragrance ; 25% Irene Hirose’ sachets;

BEYOND WORDS 25% off all Miche;  50% off all Fall Merchandise with an additional 10% off.

BROADWAY ANTIQUE MALL  Take an additional 5% off   

DOC’S PLACE 2 glasses of wine & cheese board for $16

ELKS Cheese plate & wine special for the ladies

EXOTIC ART & ANTIQUES 20% off 1 item; “Where’d you get that?”

GOLDEN LAMB GIFT SHOP FREE Vera Bradley Gift to the first 65 “Girls” through the door (starting at 4:00pm); 20% off Storewide!

GOLDEN TURTLE CHOCOLATE FACTORY $1.00 off of a 1 Lb. Gold Box of Assorted Chocolates

GREEN COUNTRY MARKET scarves 2 for $22; buy two pairs of earrings &get one pair free; 10% off lenny and eva; all bridgewater candle line, buy one get one 40% off.

HARDY’S INTERIORS Start early with us 1:00 – 5:00 FREE Champagne; 20% off store wide

HARDY’S BED AND BREAKFAST SUITES Stay late with us!  20% off all rooms

HERITAGE HOUSE store wide specials and refreshments; Enter to win a FREE Nora Fleming platter

KAY’S SHOPPE FREE Habersham solid lotion disc to the first 36 ladies; refreshments

LUCID SALON FREE hand and arm massages and make-up touch up AND applications; 20%off all products

MILLER’S ANTIQUE MARKET  FREE small gift for girls(while supplies last) drawing for $50 Gift Certificate

OH SUSANNA Early Bird Ornament Sale; Men’s shirts 20% off;   Samples and tasting of Stonewall Kitchen food(while supplies last) 

OLDE 2 NEW 15% off entire store

PICTURE THIS FREE Samples of Tree Huggers Soaps;   Cookbook Signing by Cherie Brinkman; Delicious Cakeballs by Robin McGrew; Store Specials

STICKS & STONES  buy one get one 1/2 price on the mudlark soaps and lotions.

THE JAM & JELLY LADY Free gourmet coffee pack for every $25 purchase. 

THE PINK HIPPO Palm /Tarot Card Readings ($20 per reading) Pink Champagne and refreshments; 15% off effusion lamps and oils  

THE SILVER LINING Stop in for a glass of wine

VILLAGE ICE CREAM PARLOR “Appetizer Grab Bag”  & coupon on future purchase;  double spots on your Spot On card   

WHIT’S FROZEN CUSTARD 50 cents off your order

WILLIAM & MARY 20% off jewelry

Visit a minimum of 15 Merchants (must be listed on the Punchcard)  and  get your card punched for a chance to win $100 Lebanon Dollars.  Spend a total of $50 at the participating shops and receive your FREE Girls’ Night Out VIP tote!  (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!)  (Take receipts totaling $50 to The Pink Hippo or Picture This to pick up your tote!

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Merchant’s Trick or Treat

The Downtown Merchant Trick or Treat is Saturday October 26th from 1:00pm – 3:00

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Save the Date…

The next Girls’ Night Out in Historic Downtown Lebanon is Saturday November 9th from 4:00pm – 9:00pm Stay tuned for more details!

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Exclusive FDJ Demin Fit Clinc at Kay’s Shoppe

You’re Invited… Wednesday October 30th from 2pm-6pm

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3rd Annual Howl’ oween Pooch Parade

Dogs will rule at Historic Downtown Lebanon’s third annual Howl-oween Pooch Parade on Saturday.

The 3rd annual Howl-oween Pooch Parade will take place Saturday October 19 in the streets of downtown Lebanon. The event encourages both dogs and their owners to dress up for a parade and prizes in Lebanon. The event is held as a fundraiser for Historic Downtown Lebanon, Inc., (HDLI)

This is a family event that puts our “Best Friends” in the spotlight! 

Participants can register now through the day of the event at the HDLI office, 17 N. Broadway or at most downtown businesses. Cost is $10 until Thursday and then $15 on Friday or Saturday. Registration on Saturday lasts from 11:00 a.m. to noon. At 1 p.m. Saturday, the dogs pose on the stage on Mulberry Street between Broadway and Mechanic streets. Immediately following the grand display, the dogs and owners will parade around downtown Lebanon. An award ceremony will be held after the parade, with awards given to prettiest; scariest; funniest; best character and best dog duo,(Dog and owner) and People’s Choice! One award each will be given to large and small dogs. (Except People’s Choice Award)

All entries will get a “doggy bag” filled with a variety of prizes. Raffles for door prizes will also be held. Several vendors offering a variety of pet products will be in attendance as will representatives from the Warren County Humane Association and several rescue leagues.

The Pooch Parade is sponsored by HDLI and Four Paws Animal Hospital.

For more information, call (513) 228-2322.

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31st Annual Country Applefest

Historic Downtown Lebanon 

31st Annual Country Applefest

September 28th, 2013 – 10am to 7 pm

FREE Admission, One day only, Rain or Shine.

Free shuttle

from 10:00am – 7:30pm! Park at Sweeney Chrysler Dodge Jeep 518 W. Main St (St. Rt. 63) and be shuttled to the festival area.

 The streets of downtown Lebanon will be filled with homemade crafts, great food, and entertainment.  

We hope to see you there!

visit http://www.countryapplefest.com for more information

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Lebanon is going to the dogs!

Lebanon is going to the dogs!

Historic Downtown Lebanon is hosting its 3rdAnnual Howl’ oween Pooch Parade on October 19, 2013 from 11:00 until 3:00 p.m.  We are looking to local PET PEOPLE…Veterinarians, Groomers, Pet Sitters, Dog Suppliers, and Kennels etc. to support this event in hopes that we keep Lebanon Residents in Lebanon!

The Pooch Parade is a unique event promoting an atmosphere of fun and good will.  It advocates Shop Local in a festive environment that puts our “best friends” in the spotlight — a concept that animal lovers of all types embrace enthusiastically.

If you would like to participate in this excellent opportunity to promote your Business, products and services, please return the advertising /vendor agreement along with payment before Friday, October 4th to:  Pooch Parade, Historic Downtown Lebanon, Inc, 17 N. Broadway Street Suite A, Lebanon, OH 45036-2203.  If you have any questions please contact Jo Wise at 513-228-2322

 Following are the different ways you can participate: 

  • Top Dog- $1000.00ONLY 1 TOP DOG SPONSOR
    • I 10X20 Booth
    • Stage Sponsor
    • Program Advertising (2 page) inside front cover
    • Event Recognition
    • Parade Signage (4)
    • On Stage recognition by emcee throughout event
    • Inclusion in all press releases
    • Name recognition in all Advertising
    • Logo on all Event signage
    • Logo on front page of website and Facebook with links
    • Inclusion of business card or brochure in Howl’ oween Doggie Bag
  • Hot Dog- $500.00
    • 10X10 Booth
    • Program Advertising (1 page)
    • Event Recognition
    • Parade Signage (2)
    • On Stage recognition by emcee throughout event
    • Name recognition in Advertising  and on webpage/Facebook
    • Inclusion of business card or brochure in Howl’ oween Doggie Bag 
  • Pooch Pal- $250.00
    • 10X10 Booth
    • Program Advertising
    • Event Recognition
    • Parade Signage (1)
    • Name recognition in Advertising
    • Inclusion of business card or brochure in parade packets 
  • Tail Waggers-
    • Awards Sponsors- $150.00
    • Program Sponsor- $150.00
    • Sound System Sponsor- $150.00 
  • Pre- Furred Merchants:
    • Program Advertising 1 page (2x3in)  $25.00 for ad ready for print**- additional $20 to create your ad.
    • Booth Rental $25.00 + $20.00 for electric
    • Parade Route Sign $25.00
    • In-kind donations for door prizes, raffles or Doggie Bags.  Item may be a product or serve valuing $25 or more.  You will receive recognition for your donation.

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2nd Annual Indoor Picnic on the Green

You are cordially invited to the 2nd Annual

Indoor Picnic on the Green   

A Fundraiser to benefit Historic Downtown Lebanon, Inc.

Join us for an indoor picnic at the Village on the Green on the Warren County History Center

Saturday August 24 at 6:30pm

Picnic food catered by The Golden Lamb Wine,

Beer and Lemonade- Cash Bar Live Entertainment and Raffles

Advanced tickets: $25 At the door $30

Call 513.228.2322 for more information


Picnic on the Green
Name of Attendee

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Girls’ Night Out- November 9, 2013

Save the Date

Girls Night Out in Historic Downtown Lebanon

Saturday Night, November 9•4:00pm-9:00pm

Experts say that good friendships literally make you healthier—increasing your life span, boosting your immune system, and making you feel generally happier as a whole. So gather your girlfriends, mom, sisters, aunts, and neighbors and come to Historic Downtown Lebanon and shop, dine and have fun!  It’s for your own well-being!

Store Specials•Giveaways•Refreshments and much more

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Farmfest and Old Fashioned Bargain Days

Saturday July 13th the downtown merchants will discount and sell their wares on the sidewalk for Old Fashioned Bargain Days.  The sales start at 10:00am and run until 5:00pm.  In addition to Bargain Days, Farmfest (sponsored by Buchanan Power Equipment) will take place on Mulberry Street.  There will be produce, homemade goods, crafts, jams and jellies, and a few old fashioned style carnival games! Food and drinks will also be available for sale.

Fun for the whole family.  We looking forward to seeing you Saturday for Farmfest and Old Fashioned Bargain Days!

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Independence Day Parade

Independence Day Parade

“Let Freedom Ring!”

A Celebration of the 260th Birthday of

Our Liberty Bell

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Parade Starting Time – 4:00 p.m.


“The Lebanon Independence Day Parade is an event organized by citizens who live and work in the community whose goal is to celebrate the sacrifice our brave founders made in order to give us the freedom which we enjoy to this day.”


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Lebanon Country Music Festival

Continuing Lebanon’s outstanding history of offering quality downtown festivals and events, the Lebanon Rotary Club and Historic Downtown Lebanon Inc. (HDLI) have partnered to host the inaugural “Lebanon Country Music Festival” – Stompin’ on the Street. This is a free community event offering shopping, Artisan crafts, food, and Country music held in downtown Lebanon on Saturday, June 8, 2013.

The Lebanon Rotary Club and HDLI are both non-profit organizations who work to improve our community through various civic projects. Lebanon Rotary’s past projects include providing dictionaries to all 4th grade students, offering academic scholarships, providing food for children in need, a historical marker program, providing financial support to various children related support agencies, and working to eradicate polio worldwide. HDLI’s mission is to promote the economic vitality of downtown Lebanon while preserving its historic character and charm. All of the proceeds raised from this event will stay right here in the community, and be used to support various local initiatives.

For the entire band line up visit www.lebanoncountrymusicfest.com

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Emerging Organization in Community Service Award

Historic Downtown Lebanon, Inc. is honored to receive  Emerging Organization Community Service Award from the Warren Country Foundation. 

The Award is presented to a Warren County non-profit organization which –

  • Has been providing services fewer than five years
  • Serves as a role model for other emerging organizations for being dedicated to its mission and for operating at the highest professional standards
  • Has already made significant and measurable contributions to enhancing the quality of life in Warren County

Thank you again to the Warren Country Foundation for recognizing our hard work and effort towards achieving our mission!


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