July Events in Cambridge, Ohio

July Events in Cambridge, Ohio

Many local communities fire up a variety of events each summer and Cambridge, Ohio’s turnout tends to be consistent year after year. Popular activities draw crowds to multiple events each summer. While not every event can be a success, it can be a little hard to weed out those that won’t be popular. Fortunately, there are plenty of July events in Cambridge that are worth attending!

Cambridge Main Street Farmers’ Market

Finding the freshest produce, meeting new people, and learning more about the food you eat is best done at a local farmers’ market. The Cambridge Main Street Farmers’ Market is held every Friday in July. Locally grown produce is fresher than what you can find at a local supermarket or grocery store. On top of that, it’s often much more affordable as well! Get up a little earlier to attend the farmers’ market this July!

Rock the Block Rhythm & Arts Walk

If you’re one for live music, hands-on creativity, food, and shopping, then the Rock the Block Rhythm & Arts Walk is the event for you! The event takes place each month in summer with a different theme each time. July’s theme is Christmas in July and will feature vendors, sidewalk demonstrations, and more. Best of all, it all takes place in Historic Downtown Cambridge!

We here at Cambridge Classis Ford hope to see you as some of these events later this summer!

Things to Add to Your Summer Bucket List

Summer is quickly approaching and if you have kids at home, you will want to have a summer bucket list prepared so you don’t hear endless strains of “I’m bored.” Here is a list of some things you should consider doing this summer.

  • Plant flowers
  • Run through the sprinkler
  • Watch fireworks
  • Go to a carnival
  • Visit the fire station
  • Go on a picnic
  • Visit a new park
  • Travel to a new state
  • Catch lightning bugs
  • Go to the movies
  • Go backyard camping
  • Bake cookies and share them with your neighbors
  • Go on a scavenger hunt
  • Go to the library
  • Wash your cars
  • Have an “unplugged” day (no TV, phones, or computers)
  • Blow bubbles in the backyard
  • Cook on the grill
  • Make homemade lemonade
  • Feed some ducks
  • Have breakfast in bed
  • Eat dessert for dinner
  • Play flashlight tag
  • Go to an amusement park
  • Create some chalk sidewalk art
  • Play in the rain and jump in some puddles
  • Visit a local farm
  • Write a story
  • Go to a farmer’s market and make dinner with the food you bring home

Here at Cambridge Classic Ford, we hope everyone has a happy, healthy, and safe summer. Which of these items are you planning to do this year?

5 Amazing Summer Ohio Road Trip Ideas

Ohio Road Trip

The Best Waterparks in Ohio

Summer is just around the corner, and now is the time to begin planning your adventures. Do you already know where you are going? If not, we have great Ohio road trip ideas to some of the best waterparks in the state. Take a look below to see some of the most popular destinations near us.

Kalahari

If you enjoy waterparks there is no better one than Kalahari in Sandusky, OH because it is the largest indoor waterpark in the US. This African themed park is 173,000 square feet of fun with surfing simulators, many slides, wave pool, lazy river, 5-D Theater, mini golf, hot tubs and swim bar. Everything you could want to beat the summer heat.

Water Works Aquatic Center

For people not from the area, this is a hidden gem, but to the locals it is one of the most popular destinations. Have you ever heard of a zero-depth entry pool? Well, they have it! There is no need for steps or ladders because you can simply walk in from your beach seat and ease right in. The spray fountains are a favorite of all the kids. Find this amazing place in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.

Zoombezi Bay

You may have heard of the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, but do you know about the Zoombezi Bay waterpark right next to them? Located in Powell, OH this place has plenty of private cabanas, Roaring Rapids, Baboon Lagoon and the steep drop tunnel named the Cyclone. It’s 22.7 acres and receives 400,000 visitors annually.

The Beach at Adventure Landing

Right next to the ever popular Kings Island Amusement Park in Mason, OH, The Beach Waterpark is home to ten water attractions, plenty of children’s areas, sand volleyball and basketball courts, special events and pool-side beverage services.

Troy Aquatic Park

The Troy Aquatic Park is in…well, Troy, OH. It has plenty to do there with two large water slides, diving board, a drop slide, interactive splash area and baby pool. Stop by here if you have a chance this summer.

Need more suggestions? Stop by Cambridge Classic Ford in (you guessed it) Cambridge, OH and we would love to help you out and give directions. Let us know how you liked these places in the comments below.

Fun March Holidays To Celebrate

fun March holidays

Take a second to think about what you associate with March. Is it basketball? St. Patrick’s Day? Spring break? Weird, rainy weather? There’s a lot to March besides just all of the above, so here are some examples of fun March holidays so you and your friends have an excuse to keep celebrating all month long.

  • March 9: Panic Day
    • If you’re into panicking, I guess you can celebrate. If you’re not too busy panicking.
  • March 11: Johnny Appleseed Day
    • This traditional figure straight out of American folklore is a great reason to party.
  • March 14: National Potato Chip Day
    • Take some time to appreciate arguably one of the best snack foods in the world.
  • March 16: Everything You Do Is Right Day
    • We like this sound of this one.
  • March 19: Corn Dog Day
    • Even better than the last one!
  • March 20: National Alien Abductions Day
    • Get out your tinfoil hats.
  • March 22: International Goof Off Day
    • Like you need to tell us twice.
  • March 26: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
    • We’re not joking. If you’ve run out of other reasons to celebrate, use this day to do your own thing. Maybe you could make it a yearly tradition.

Come celebrate any of these many fun March holidays with us here at Cambridge Classic Ford.

5 Cool Facts About St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

St. Patrick's Day Traditions

Do you know the origins behind these common St. Patrick’s Day traditions? Read on to find out.

  • St. Patrick Was a British Missionary -Born a British noble during the occupation of the Roman Empire, St. Patrick was kidnapped and enslaved at 16 in Ireland. He eventually escaped but came back later as a missionary to convert the native Irish.
  • The First St. Paddy’s Day Parade Was in America -While St. Patrick’s Day has been an Irish celebration for centuries, the first parade happened in the 1700s to celebrate Irish soldiers in the English army.
  • The Shamrock Is A Sham -There’s no evidence that St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the trinity to converts, as the old legend goes. The association of the shamrock started around the 17th century when people would wear shamrocks on their coats and end the day by “drowning” it in their whiskey.
  • More Than 3 Million Pints of Guinness Are Consumed -Guinness originates in Dublin, Ireland, and roughly 3 million pints of the Irish beer are consumed on St. Patrick’s Day – a drastic change from the typical 600,000 pints every day.
  • Poor Irish-Americans Invented Corned Beef and Cabbage -When Irish immigrants came to America, they opted for the cheapest options on the market, with corned beef being the cheapest meat and cabbage being a common spring vegetable.

We at Cambridge Classic Ford hoped you learned something you didn’t know before from reading this list of St. Patrick’s Day traditions!

gifts for car lovers

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Car Lovers

gifts for car lovers

The Big Day of Romance

Car lovers can be difficult to shop for on Valentine’s Day; however, we’ve provided a list of gift ideas to consider. While some people might be able to afford a new supercar (every car lover’s dream), some are just looking for accessories or even road trips. Read on to learn more about Valentine’s Day gifts for car lovers.

According to Autobytel, you should think about getting a car wash kit if your significant other already has a car they love. This includes a sponge, chamois cloth, premium wax, tire cleaner, detailer, and high-quality wash. You can also splurge for aluminum and chrome metal polish, perfect for making any car shine like new.

Next, consider a headlight restoration kit for older vehicles. Does your valentine’s car have yellow headlights? They might need a special kit to bring it back to the original condition. Such kits usually include abrasive materials, including multiple grades of sandpaper, cotton, and more. They also come with special compounds to restore lights to their original look.

Finally, if your valentine has a clunker, you might consider a diagnostic scan tool. Some car lovers enjoy owning a jalopy because it gives them a chance to do some work. However, fixing complex problems can be difficult if you’re not a technician. Consider an app or code reader (usually under $100) for Valentine’s Day.

Did this help you find a gift for your significant other? Tell all of us at Cambridge Classic Ford in Cambridge, OH about it in the comments below!

What to Store in Your Car for Winter

What to Store in Your Car for Winter

Winter can be the harshest season of the year and it can easily strike at the heart of a driver’s transportation. In those situation, it’s important to be prepared with the proper equipment for the job. While you can’t take your entire garage, you can certainly store a few important items in your car. Here’s are a few suggestions on what to store in your car for winter from all of us here at Cambridge Classic Ford.

  • Blankets – If you’ve ever been stranded in a snow drift in a car that won’t start, you already know how important blankets are. It’s important to stay warm when you’re trapped on the side of the road awaiting help. There’s no knowing how long you’ll be out in the cold and a car can’t stay warm forever. Pack in several blankets in case disaster strikes.
  • First Aid Kit – You should always have a first aid kit in your car in case of an emergency. This simple item is incredibly important during winter. Slipping and falling can result in a nasty injury while car accidents are a constant threat as well.
  • Jumper Cables – It takes more current to start a car and some batteries can die under the strain. Having a pair of jumper cables increases the likelihood you’ll be back on the road sooner rather than later.

Bucket List Ideas for 2017

Bucket List Ideas

2017 is a new year which means there are plenty of opportunities to cross a few items off your bucket list. First, however, you have to have a bucket list. If you don’t have a list yet, now is the perfect time to create one. Even if you don’t know where to start, you can always change the list later on. Here are a few bucket list ideas for 2017 suggested by us here at Cambridge Classic Ford!

  • Learn a Language – Becoming bilingual, or even multilingual, is a great way to ingrain yourself in a new culture. Learning a new language can open many doors in social groups as well as job opportunities. Best of all, many programs provide ways to learn a new language in as little as a year.
  • Travel – Not everyone has the money to visit a foreign country, but heading to a major city you’ve always wanted to visit is much more affordable. Never been to New York City? Add it to your bucket list. Interested in Hollywood? Well, you know what to do.
  • Run a Marathon – Those feeling particularly ambitious and looking to get into shape should consider running a marathon. This is a great accomplish that would put you in an elite group of runners. Long-distance running isn’t for everyone so consulting a doctor might be a good idea before you head out on that 26.2-mile trek.

The Best Christmas Movies For a Magical Season

Best Christmas Movies

Though there is much to disagree on when it comes to the holiday season, there’s one thing that can bring anyone together – a love of holiday films. In fact, AMC recently conducted a poll of the best Christmas movies. Thousands weighed in, and we have to agree with the results. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas! – The oldest movie on our list, this classic animated film first debuted in 1996 and has been airing year after year since, making it a true holiday staple.
  • A Christmas Story – We’re also a huge fan of 1983’s A Christmas Story, which – although it is family-friendly – has a bit more adult humor and is ideal to play in the background at any Christmas party.
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas – Similarly, 1993’s semi-spooky The Nightmare Before Christmas can light up television screens guilt-free, from October through December 25th.
  • The Santa Clause – One of our other favorites is 1994’s The Santa Clause, in which Tim Allen quickly finds himself in charge of Santa’s entire Christmas ordeal, beard and all.
  • Elf – Lastly, the newest film on our list is 2003’s Elf, which quickly became loved by both young and old. Who can deny Will Ferrell’s elven charm, especially when accompanied by the adorable Zooey Deschanel?

So what was AMC’s number one Christmas film? It was the 1990 classic, Home Alone.

What’s your favorite holiday movie? Come let us know at Cambridge Classic Ford!

Christmas Traditions to Make Your Holiday Season Memorable

Christmas Traditions

The holiday season is the ideal time to start up a tradition, creating memories that your loved ones will remember and re-visit year after year. Looking for some ideas? Check out these easy-to-start Christmas traditions:

  • Pick out a Christmas tree at a tree farm, where you can find the perfect addition for your home and family.
  • Decorate the Christmas tree together, perhaps while listening to your favorite Christmas album.
  • Every year, make a new Christmas tree ornament together with the year listed somewhere on the ornament to chronicle the tradition.
  • Make Christmas cookies and decorate them with various colors of frosting and sprinkles.
  • Go caroling, or simply sing a song or two at home around the fire.
  • Learn about how other cultures spend their Christmas season, and consider incorporating one of their traditions into your own.
  • Find a way to volunteer locally, improving the Christmas of other families in your neighborhood.
  • Lastly, watch your favorite holiday movie, whether it’s an animated classic like How the Grinch Stole Christmas! or something more contemporary, like Elf, and watch it every year!

And of course, to start your holiday season with a brand new car – ready to topple snowy conditions – stop by and visit us anytime at Cambridge Classic Ford.