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Upcoming village council meetings posted

Here's a list of upcoming public meetings for the Village of Bluffton, all held at town hall:

Cultural Affairs Committee – Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Streets, Alleys & Sidewalks Committee – Thursday, Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m.
Pathway Board – Thursday, Oct. 3 at noon
Tree Commission – Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.
Council Meeting – Monday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.

It's Bluffton's Fall Festival weekend

Activities downtown, MMH, Maple Crest, Swiss homestead, Bluffton Hospital and (Friday night at BFR)

The Bluffton community’s 16th annual Fall Festival, with many family-oriented activities, takes place throughout the community on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

New this year, Bluffton Family Recreation will host a “Kickoff Event” on Friday, Sept. 27, beginning at 5 p.m.

Third edition of Explore Bluffton visitors' guide in the works

Chamber accepting ads until Oct. 15

A new 50-page Explore Bluffton visitor guide is underway with an ad sales deadline of Tuesday, Oct. 15, according to Paula Scott, Bluffton chamber CEO.

Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce members receive a free expanded listing and the opportunity to purchase quarter, half, and full page ads.

This is the third edition of the booklet, which will have a print run of 10,000 copies and be distributed over three years.

Local United Way reorganization, planning meeting Wednesday evening

The United Way of Bluffton, Beaverdam and Richland Township wil hold a reorganizational and planning meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Bluffton elementary school, according to Neil Reichenbach, treasurer.

The campaign for 2018-2019 ending on Aug. 31, 2019, is 90.91% of its goal. 

The United Way of Bluffton, Beaverdam and Richland Township raised $24,092 of the $26,500 goal, said Reichenbach, thankings donors for their support.



Chamber has a new Bluffton map for you

In front of town hall and at BFR; print versions also available

New maps are available to help visitors in Bluffton find shops, restaurants, attractions and events, according to Paula Scott, Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce CEO.

Maps signs have been updated at Bluffton town hall, 154 N. Main St., and at Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road. They include a QR code so that map viewers can open the Google version of the map on a smart phone.

For easy sharing with visitors, a printable version is available at ExploreBluffton.com. Copies can also be picked up at Bluffton town hall.

The corn maze is calling you

A visit to Suter's Produce is great weekend family experience

Lots of photos below -
Have plans this weekend?

Add to your list a visit to the Suter Produce
corn maze,
cider press,
pick your own pumpkin,
cider slushies,
kettle corn donuts…and, don't forget,
four acres of pick your own sunflowers.

New this year, the four-acre u-pick sunflower patch features over 20 varieties of flowers and thousands of blooms to select from.

The sunflowers are next to the pumpkin patch, so a hayride takes visitors to both locations.