Situated northeast of Columbus, Westerville is a great place to live, work, play or visit. With over 580 acres of park land in 46 locations, Westerville is, indeed, a City Within a Park. And there’s more! In August 2014, Ohio Magazine named Westerville one of it's five Best Hometowns! Come enjoy our attractions, historic sites and year-round events.

October Last Month for Farmers Market

You have a few more weeks to get your "Home-Grown, Home-Made, All Ohio" favorites at the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market. The Market will wrap up its 2014 season on Wednesday, October 29th, with a season mix of produce, bakery items, flowers and more.

The Market operates from 3-6pm at the corner of N. State and E. Home Streets, May through October. For more information visit:

"Dracula" at Westerville South

The Westerville South Thespians will present "Dracula", October 17-19 in the Westerville South Auditorium, 303 S. Otterbein Ave.

Steven Dietz’ Dracula is a classic piece of theatre that restores the suspense of Bram Stoker's classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances - in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. Rich with both humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker’s famous vampire. Filled with plenty of blood and special effects, this play is sure to entertain and delight audiences 6th grade and up. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the school box office before the performances on October 17 at 7:00 p.m.; October 18 at 7:00 p.m.; and October 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Explore Inniswood With Char

To celebrate Inniswood Metro Gardens' 30th Anniversary, Public Gardens Manager Char Steelman is hosting a special tour on Sunday, October 19th at 2pm. As you walk the paths, Char will share the history of the property and the gardens.

Bring your friends and enjoy the fall color in one of Westerville's most beautiful locales. The tour will meet at the Gardens entrance.


OhioHealth 4th Friday Reaches End of Season

A beautiful early-fall night marked the end of the 2014 OhioHealth 4th Friday season on September 26th. Nearly 8,000 people strolled along Uptown streets, enjoying live music, demonstrations, food and extended shopping hours. Close to 90 vendors offered everything from hair bows to car insurance and kids were entertained by puppet shows, story times and fire trucks. Westerville City Schools showcased their students, staff and the new technology-filled Fab Lab.

The Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau would like to extend a sincere thanks to OhioHealth for sponsoring these family friendly community events for the last four years. Special thanks also goes to the City of Westerville, the Division of Police and Fire and the Arts Council of Westerville. Hometown Service Center, AAA Ohio Auto Club the Humane Society of Delaware County and the Westerville Public Library were also instrumental in bringing this series of six events to the people of Central Ohio.

An average of 9,500 people attended the OhioHealth 4th Fridays each month. The WVCB is grateful for each and every person who attends and who helps behind the scenes. These folks include Winnie Maze and the Westerville Puppet Posse, Debbie Bennati and the Westerville Uptown Merchants Association as well as our wonderful WVCB volunteers, Rich Korn, Corben Stoughton and Rachel Stoughton. We would also like to thank our Board of Trustees including A.J. Fox, Chuck Woodson, Elizabeth Saltzgiver, Kathy Hendricks, Mike Moore, Cheryl Perri, and Steve Lebold for volunteering their time to help with our Kids' Corner.

The 2014 4th Friday season may be over, but we will spend the winter gearing up for next year. In the meantime, look for the November issue of Ohio Magazine. If some of the photos look familiar, that's because Westerville will be featured as one of Ohio's Best Hometowns. We wholeheartedly agree!

Westerville Named Best Hometown

Ohio Magazine has named Westerville among its 2014-2015 Best Hometowns. The magazine made the announcement on its Facebook page on August 27th. Westerville, along with the other four Ohio communities chosen, Defiance, Lakewood, Madeira and St. Clairsville, will be featured in the November 2014 issue.


Church of the Messiah United Methodist
Kevin Kellogg
51 N. State St.
Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: (614) 882-2167
Fax: (614) 882-2161

Welcome to Messiah! We are a United Methodist congregation serving Westerville, Ohio and beyond.

Located at the corner of State and Home Streets in beautiful Uptown Westerville. Business hours are 8am-4:30, Monday-Friday
and 8:15am-Noon on Sunday.

We invite you to worship with us at any of our five weekly worship services, which span traditional and contemporary styles. We know you'll feel at home at Messiah, a loving and caring community dedicated to sharing new life in Christ!


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