Annual Events


Annual Community Events

The Deerassic Park Education Center is a one of a kind place, where youth and families are encouraged to explore the outdoors, participate in outdoor education experiences and learn a lifelong love and appreciation for nature.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Deerassic Park Education Center hosts an Easter Egg Hunt typically on the Saturday before Easter. Youth under the age of 14 are welcome to come out and hunt eggs for tickets. Tickets may then be redeemed for prizes. Spring crafts and educational activities are also available during this event. It is free and open to the public.


This spring festival held annually at Deerassic Park Education Center welcomes back the warmer weather by getting everyone ready to enjoy spring and summer outdoor activities. Youth and families are invited out to the Park to enjoy the facilities and try their hand at outdoor activities such as: archery, riflery, fishing, and canoeing. Youth are invited to play games, create crafts, and given the opportunity to win prizes!

Touch-a-TruckSaturday June 12th, 2021 10AM – 2PM

This event, hosted as a fundraiser for Hospice of Guernsey County, features many heavy equipment, emergency services, and other machines that children are excited to climb on and experience. A small fee is charged at this event and the money raised benefits Hospice of Guernsey County.

Youth Fishing Derby – Friday June 18th, 2021 6PM – 9PM

A family fun night where kids enjoy some friendly fishing competition at our 3 acre pond. Kids receive a free pole, and families can enjoy refreshments.

Kicking Bear One-on-One – June 26th, 2021 1PM – 9PM

This is a youth program designed for children age 5 to 15.  This youth and family overnight event gives youth hands-on participation in a variety of activities including: archery, fishing, camping, canoeing, riflery, and many other activities. This is a great opportunity to expose youth and families to the joys of outdoor recreation.

Trail of Treats

This annual Trick or Treat event happens throughout the woods and trails of Deerassic Park Education Center. Many local businesses set up stations along the trail for youth to Trick or Treat in a safe, traffic free, and friendly environment. There is no charge to this event thanks to the support of the Cambridge & Guernsey County business community.

Sight-In Day

Why spook all the deer away at your hunting spot the day before season? Come out to Deerassic’s Shooting Range and sight in any legal weapon for Ohio’s gun season! Get your gun tuned up, win some prizes, enjoy refreshments and a great day of comradery at the Park! Typically the Sunday after Thanksgiving each year.

Cookies with Santa

This is a fundraiser for the Guernsey County Secret Santa Program. Cookies are $5/dozen (or the donation of a new, unwrapped toy) and decorating them is free. There will also be craft and games for the kids. If we’re lucky, they may even get a visit from Santa himself! All proceeds go to benefit local youth.