Conneaut Lake Cuisine
Starting in 2004, the Annual Conneaut Lake Cuisine has been a great community event. It is typically held the first Monday in May and kicks off the Historical Society’s events for the season. Restaurants and vendors provide tastes of their specialties, which are offered in a buffet style setting. In addition to the delicious food, it is a wonderful opportunity to meet and get to know other friends and neighbors. The society has been so grateful to our restaurants and food vendors. Their support is an important part of us meeting our mission of preserving and sharing our history.
We had to cancel the Cuisine in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid pandemic. We’re sorry to announce that it will be on hold for 2022 as well, due to the impact of Covid on our community, especially local restaurants and businesses. We recognize it was a popular event and hope to resume in 2023.
Started in 2004, our annual Conneaut Lake Cuisine opens our fundraising events for the historical society each year.
Although we had to cancel it in 2020 and 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we hope to resume this popular event in May of 2022.
Held the first Monday of May, the cuisine offers "tastes" of various foods from approximately 20 different vendors in the Conneaut Lake area.
Restaurants and food vendors provide the food, which is offered in a buffet style setting.
Once vendors are set up, guests then go to each station to get a sample and then proceed to the next station.
Ticket sales are limited to 250 people. There is a two-fold purpose for that. First, we didn't want to burden those providing food to more than that. Second, the hall where it is held will not accommodate more than that.
When the park fire hall closed, we had to get another site. We had plans to go to the Conneaut Lake Middle School last year and it is hoped that we will be able to do that in 2022. It is an ideal set up and we believe it will be a great location for the future.
Tickets go on sale in March and we always sell out.
We have found it to be a great community event as we have guests from not only Conneaut Lake, but throughout the county.
In addition to the delicious food, it is a wonderful opportunity to meet and get to know other people -- as well as promote our museum.
The society is so grateful for our restaurants and food vendors who always say "of course" when we call to ask them if they are coming again. Some have been at every cuisine. Without their support, this would not be possible.
Profits are used for the society to meet its mission of preserving our history.
They account for about 10 percent of our annual budget.