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:

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). The event served not only as a brain teaser but as a way for residents and tourists to explore downtown on foot and learn a little history along the way. 100% of proceeds will be used for events and improvement projects in the historic district. Thank you!

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

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.

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

Historic Downtown Hartville turns into a giant playspace! The 4th Annual Get Out & Play festival brings a touch a truck, streets filled with kid games and make and takes, train rides, face paintings, balloon animals, and a market of kid, health, and sport related vendors. The Youth Music Showcase will provide entertainment in the square with teens and young adults competing for People’s Choice selected by festival goers. Free admission and parking


Youth Music Showcase registration is now open!
Talented 12-22 year old musicians and vocalists apply now to perform at Get Out & Play. Festival goers will vote for their favorite act with prizes awarded for top three finishers.

1st prize: half of all votes collected ($150 minimum)
2nd prize: $100
3rd prize: $50




DIY in the ‘Ville

August 26th 11am-3pm

Come downtown for a day for demos, classes, and DIY! Class list coming soon.