Historic Downtown Hartville
is located at the intersection of E. Maple St. and S. Prospect Ave (State Routes 619 & 43) on the east side of town. With roots as a crossroads for travelers the area has long been a place where people gather. Today’s downtown features a walkable neighborhood of small shops and places to grab a snack alongside historic landmarks. View walking map 

2017 Historic Downtown Hartville Events:


An Evening in the Village
December 3rd 4:30-7pm
An Evening in the Village brings everyone together for a time of togetherness and holiday cheer. Bring your family and friends to celebrate a Hartville Christmas tradition!

Santa arrives by fire truck at 4:30pm. Tree Lighting at 5:00pm
Visit with Santa, Local Choirs, Wagon Rides, Children’s Activities,Open Houses at Downtown Shops, Food, Tree & Basket silent auction, AND MORE! More details on Facebook.

Cookie Contest: Drop off a dozen cookies with your name between 4:30 and 5:30pm at Village Hall on Sunday, December 3rd. Adult and children category winners will be awarded prizes. There is no fee to enter.

VIEW map/program



Black Friday & Small Business Saturday
Friday & Saturday, November 24th & 25th
Make a day of discovering all the great shops & restaurants in Hartville. Check out deals an special promotions all over town here. 

Trick or Treat in the ‘Ville
Saturday, October 28th 11am-3pm

Thanks for joining us for a chilly but fun Trick or Treat! Checkout costume contest photos at Snags & Wags Barkery & Two E’s in a Pod’s FB pages.

Downtown Date Night
Friday, September 15th 6-10pm

Over 100 couples spent a cozy evening in Historic Downtown Hartville enjoying shopping, live music, special dinners, and an outdoor movie. Downtown Date Night is hosted by the Historic Downtown Hartville volunteer group of shopkeepers, local government, non-profits, and residents and sponsored by Spitzer Ford Hartville and Lake Community Federal Credit Union.

DIY in the ‘Ville
August 26th 11am-3pm

Spend the day in Historic Downtown Hartville with your favorite shops as they share some of their skills by offering make & takes, demos, short classes, and activities geared towards adults and teens. Many thanks to participating shops for putting together cool DIYs and to Modern Vintage for coordinating a fun day downtown!

4th Annual Get Out & Play
July 15th 10am-2pm

Historic Downtown Hartville turned into a giant playspace! Congratulations to Youth Music Showcase winners Caroline Pastore, Lauren Meadows, and Tessa Smith-Kintz!

Get Out & Play is sponsored by Best Bib and Tucker, Snags & Wags Barkery, The Piano Studio, and Hartville Barber Shop with support from RiverTree Lake, The Village of Hartville, Lake Township Chamber of Commerce, and Downtown Hartville Merchants.

Cruise in the ‘Ville
June 4th 11am-3:30pm

Thirty nine cars come to historic Hartville for a Sunday cruise-in to celebrate the GRAND OPENING of HWC Automotive. Lunch was served by O’Reilly Auto Parts and Hartville Lions Club’s FAMOUS Chicken BBQ. Visitors enjoyed downtown shopping, music by An Affordable DJ, and meeting former Cleveland Browns Linebacker Ed Bettridge. See the winners here!

Made possible with support from O’Reilly Auto Parts, HWC Automotive, Village of Hartville, Lake Township Chamber of Commerce, and the Historic Downtown Hartville Merchants.

It’s Puzzling

Puzzles Solved in Downtown Hartville
Nearly 100 players participated in the first outdoor puzzle hunt in Historic Downtown Hartville this spring. During “It’s Puzzling” teams solved challenges including an egg hunt, code breaking, I Spy, and a “Clue” game. The top time overall goes to Team Aged & Confused who finished in 36 minutes followed by Team ‘Cmon (39 minutes) and Team In It to Win It (49 minutes). 100% of proceeds will be used for events and improvement projects in the historic district.

The hunt continues! Private groups of 30 or more may schedule a time to play this year’s puzzle hunt by emailing historicdowntownhartville@gmail.com.

Made possible with support from Visit Canton, Lake Community Federal Credit Union, Lake Township Chamber of Commerce, Village of Hartville, Best Bib and Tucker, Pizza BOGO, Hartville Chocolate Factory, Peace Love & Little Donuts, and Historic Downtown Hartville Merchants.