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Epworth Park

Chautauqua Site since 1878!

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Bethesda, Ohio USA

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(740) 330-3047

About the park

Come and enjoy the peace and serenity and escape from your fast-paced lifestyle. Come walk in the footsteps of our ancestors and experience the happiness and tranquility of days gone by.

Comprising of 7 acres and nestled among a grove of oak trees are 60 quaint, privately-owned Victorian Cottages, a common house for meetings, and the original outdoor chapel/ampitheater for services, weddings, and concerts.

Established over 150 years ago as a Methodist Camp Ground, camp meetings were replaced in the 1900's by the National Chautauqua Movement. Epworth Park celebrates it's heritage with an annual Chautauqua Homecoming Days festival during the second weekend in July.

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Welcome to the best kept secret in Southeastern Ohio.

Visitors

On our visitors page you'll find information about directions, parking, rules, and nearby attractions like hotels, restaurants, and shopping.

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Calendar

This Past Year's Events at Epworth Park

Concerts, graduations and weddings are among the activities held in the open-air, covered auditorium during the summer months.

DateDayTime (ET)EventFacilities
Cancelled!May 7thSaturday3-5 PMPrivate FunctionAmphitheater and Park Meeting Room
May 14thSaturday2:30 PMPrivate WeddingAuditorium and Park Meeting Room
May 28thSaturday2:30 PMPrivate WeddingAmphitheater
June 18thSaturday3:30 PMPrivate WeddingAmphitheater and Park Meeting Room
July 9th & 10thSaturday & SundayAll DayChautauqua Homecoming DaysThe entire park
July 23rdSaturday6-8 PMFree Public Concert: Baranich, Gable, & Lee ‐ The Pickin' PreachersAmphitheater
August 12thFriday7-9 PMFree Public Concert: FlushedAmphitheater
New!August 20thSaturday8:30 PM(Presented by The Village of Bethesda)
Free Movie: The Goonies
Amphitheater
August 26thFriday7-9 PMFree Public Concert: The Sarah Hays BandAmphitheater

Looking for an event that's not listed above? You might be in the wrong place. Events booked with the Epworth Center, the Bethesda United Methodist Church, and The Village Park are not listed here. Contact the Center at (740) 484-4705, the church at (740) 484-4712, or the Village at (740) 484-1566.

Are you interested in upcoming events at Epworth or would like to talk to someone about performing or exhibiting? Contact our Event Coordinator!

Cottages Currently on the Market

Administration

Epworth Park is a collection of individually owned cottages, governed collectively by the Epworth Park Cottage Owners Association (EPCOA) and its board of directors. The cottages, some dating back to the early part of the 20th century, are privately owned and all owners must abide by the rules and regulations of the park.

While the sale of a cottage is handled by the cottage owner, current owners must have all annual assessments paid and new potential cottage owners must complete and have approved an application for purchase BEFORE the transaction is closed.

Assessments are an annual fee (similar to home owners association fees) paid by each cottage owner that cover their cottage's water and sewer fees, as well as trash collection, park landscaping and maintenance, Wi-Fi in the common cottage, and real estate taxes. Cottage owners are responsible for all other cottage-related utilities (electricity, gas, cable, etc).

Cottages For Sale

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Cottage #67

  • 2.5 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
  • Gas water heater and appliances
  • Updated wiring and plumbing
  • 2nd floor porch
  • $33,000 USD

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Wedding or Group Gathering on the horizon?

Weddings and Events

Wedding Photo in Garden of the Oaks

Celebrate your wedding day, or renew your vows, while you and your guests enjoy the scenic beauty of historic Epworth Park. Our facility is the perfect location for an outdoor wedding.

During the summer months (May through October), enjoy a beautiful wedding in the "Garden of Oaks" from our open-air, covered auditorium. The auditorium has space to accommodate up to 250 guests. Visual standing room is available around the perimeter.

Epworth Park will also be planning public events such as concerts and movies in the amphitheater in 2022.

Don't forget to check the calendar to make sure your wedding date's available!

For more information or to make reservations Contact our Wedding Planner.

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215 North Main Street
Bethesda, Ohio 43719 USA

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P.O. Box 623
Bethesda, Ohio 43719 USA

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Office phone

(740) 330-3047

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Email

epworthpark@gmail.com

Epworth Park

215 North Main Street, Bethesda, OH 43719 USA
(740) 330-3047 For more information
info@epworthpark.org