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Acme Fresh Market 2014 Event Calendar

August 21 – September 24

3rd Annual Acme Fresh Market Food Drive

  • All Acme Fresh Markets
  • 100% of all donations go directly to the Akron/Canton Regional Food Bank (AFM 20 – Cleveland Food Bank)
  • Purchase a $1 coupon and a gift card will be donated to the food bank (in increments of $25)
  • Purchase a $5 or $10 coupon  and specific items from the “most needed” list will be donated to the food bank
  • For more information visit www.acmestores.com

 

September 1 – November 30

Acme Fresh Market Sponsored . . . 51st Annual Fall Hiking Spree . . . Metro Parks Serving Summit County

  • Hiking forms will be available at all of our 16 convenient locations beginning August 15
  • Hike at least eight designated trails to receive hiking rewards
  • Rewards are FREE to Summit County residents
  • Out-of-county residents pay to receive their hiking rewards ($10 for first-year hikers, $5 for veteran hikers)
  • For more information visit www.summitmetroparks.org  or call 330-865-8065

 

September 27

Acme Fresh Market Sponsored . . .  Akron Marathon Presented by Time Warner Cable

  • 300 S. Main St., Akron (Canal Park)
  • Acme Fresh Market is the Post Race Experience and Half Marathon Sponsor
  • 7:00 am start
  • 26.2 miles – Full Marathon
  • 13.1 miles – Half Marathon
  • 5 Person Relay
  • Kids Fun Run
  • See Acme mascots, Buck and Buffy
  • For more information or to register visit www.akronmarathon.org

 

October 4 — 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Acme Fresh Market Sponsored . . . Fall Family Outing

  • Goodyear Heights Metro Park / Main Entrance . . . 2077 Newton St., Akron
  • FREE hayrides, bonfires, naturalist activities, live music, apple cider, cookies and more
  • A wheelchair-accessible hay wagon is available
  • For more information visit www.summitmetroparks.org  or call 330-865-8065

 

October 11 — 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Acme Fresh Market Sponsored . . . Fall Family Outing

  • Silver Creek Metro Park /Bathhouse . . . 5000 Hametown Rd., Norton
  • FREE hayrides, bonfires, naturalist activities, live music, apple cider, cookies and more
  • A wheelchair-accessible hay wagon is available
  • For more information visit www.summitmetroparks.org or call 330-865-8065

 

October 11 — 11:30 am – 7:30 pm

Acme Fresh Market Sponsored . . . Boo at the Akron Zoo

  • Akron Zoo . . . 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron
  • Special Appearance: Acme mascot, Buck or Buffy
  • For more information visit  www.akronzoo.org
  • Tickets on sale at all of our 16 convenient locations beginning August 14
Ticket Prices: Presale Day of:
A child under 2 AND not collecting treats Free Free
Trick-or-treaters $10 $11
Observer / Zoo Member Free $2
Observer / Non Zoo Member $7 $8

 

October 12 — 10 am – 2:00 pm

Acme Fresh Market Pumpkin Decorating Day

  • Halloween is celebrated at all of our 16 convenient locations
  • Purchase a pumpkin and watch your child age 12 and under decorate it for FREE
  • Refreshments will be served

 

October 12 — 11:30 am – 7:30 pm

Acme Fresh Market Sponsored . . . Boo at the Akron Zoo

  • Akron Zoo . . . 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron
  • Special Appearance: Acme mascot, Buck or Buffy
  • For more information visit  www.akronzoo.org
  • Tickets on sale at all of our 16 convenient locations beginning August 14
Ticket Prices: Presale Day of:
A child under 2 AND not collecting treats Free Free
Trick-or-treaters $10 $11
Observer / Zoo Member Free $2
Observer / Non Zoo Member $7 $8

 

October 18 — 11:30 am – 7:30 pm

Acme Fresh Market Sponsored . . . Boo at the Akron Zoo

  • Akron Zoo . . . 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron
  • Special Appearance: Acme mascot, Buck or Buffy
  • For more information visit  www.akronzoo.org
  • Tickets on sale at all of our 16 convenient locations beginning August 14
Ticket Prices: Presale Day of:
A child under 2 AND not collecting treats Free Free
Trick-or-treaters $10 $11
Observer / Zoo Member Free $2
Observer / Non Zoo Member $7 $8

 

October 19 — 11:30 am – 7:30 pm

Acme Fresh Market Sponsored . . . Boo at the Akron Zoo

  • Akron Zoo . . . 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron
  • Special Appearance: Acme mascot, Buck or Buffy
  • For more information visit  www.akronzoo.org
  • Tickets on sale at all of our 16 convenient locations beginning August 14
Ticket Prices: Presale Day of:
A child under 2 AND not collecting treats Free Free
Trick-or-treaters $10 $11
Observer / Zoo Member Free $2
Observer / Non Zoo Member $7 $8

 

October 25 — 11:30 am – 7:30 pm

Acme Fresh Market Sponsored . . . Boo at the Akron Zoo

  • Akron Zoo . . . 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron
  • Special Appearance: Acme mascot, Buck or Buffy
  • For more information visit  www.akronzoo.org
  • Tickets on sale at all of our 16 convenient locations beginning August 14
Ticket Prices: Presale Day of:
A child under 2 AND not collecting treats Free Free
Trick-or-treaters $10 $11
Observer / Zoo Member Free $2
Observer / Non Zoo Member $7 $8

 

October 26 — 11:30 am – 7:30 pm

Acme Fresh Market Sponsored . . . Boo at the Akron Zoo

  • Akron Zoo . . . 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron
  • Special Appearance: Acme mascot, Buck or Buffy
  • For more information visit  www.akronzoo.org
  • Tickets on sale at all of our 16 convenient locations beginning August 14
Ticket Prices: Presale Day of:
A child under 2 AND not collecting treats Free Free
Trick-or-treaters $10 $11
Observer / Zoo Member Free $2
Observer / Non Zoo Member $7 $8

 

November 28

Acme Fresh Market Sponsored . . . First Night Akron . . . . Downtown Akron

  • $10 Admission buttons GO on sale at all of our 16 convenient locations
  • $15 passports also available that include admission to First Night Akron and 15 other community events
  • Indoor, alcohol-free New Year’s Eve family fun event
  • Features the region’s best in music, dance, theater, visual and interactive arts
  • Children under 10 are free with button wearing adult
  • Free shuttle buses and event guides
  • Special Appearance: Acme mascots, Buck and Buffy
  • For more information visit www.firstnightakron.org

 

December 6

Acme Fresh Market Breakfast with Santa

  • Details to be announced

 

December 31 — 6:00 pm – 12:00 midnight

Acme Fresh Market Sponsored . . . 19th Annual First Night Akron . . . . Downtown Akron

  • $10 Admission buttons on sale at all of our 16 convenient locations
  • $15 passports also available that include admission to First Night Akron and 15 other community events
  • Indoor, alcohol-free New Year’s Eve family fun event
  • Features the region’s best in music, dance, theater, visual and interactive arts
  • Children under 10 are free with button wearing adult
  • Free shuttle buses and event guides
  • Special Appearance: Acme mascots, Buck and Buffy
  • For more information visit www.firstnightakron.org

Acme Fresh Market 2013 Event Calendar

November 2               

Henry’s Acme Sponsored . . . Pancake Day . . . Buchtel High School . . . 1040 Copley Rd., Akron

  • $5.00 donation per person

 

November 29             

Acme Fresh Market Sponsored . . . First Night Akron . . . . Downtown Akron

  • $10 Admission buttons go on sale at all of our 16 convenient locations
  • Indoor, alcohol free New Year’s Eve family fun event
  • Features the region’s best in music, dance, theater, visual and interactive arts
  • Children under 10 are free with button wearing adult
  • Free shuttle buses and event guides
  • Special Appearance: Acme mascots, Buck and Buffy
  • For more information visit www.firstnightakron.org

 

December 7    9:30  – 11:30 a.m.

Acme Fresh Market Breakfast with Santa

  • All Acme Fresh Market Locations Except Norton and East Ave. Acme Fresh Markets
  • $4.99 per ticket / advance purchase required – available beginning November 14th
  • Adult Menu: Breakfast Sandwich and Coffee
  • Children’s Menu: French Toast Sticks, Sausage Links and Orange Juice or Milk
  • Children also receive a gift from Santa

 

December 31              6:00 pm – 12:00 midnight

Acme Fresh Market Sponsored . . . 18th Annual First Night Akron . . . . Downtown Akron

  • $10 Admission buttons on sale at all of our 16 convenient locations
  • Indoor, alcohol-free New Year’s Eve family fun event
  • Features the region’s best in music, dance, theater, visual and interactive arts
  • Children under 10 are free with button wearing adult
  • Free shuttle buses and event guides
  • Special Appearance: Acme mascots, Buck and Buffy
  • For more information visit www.firstnightakron.org

Fall & Winter 2012 Events

October 2012 | November 2012 | December 2012

October 1-31, 2012

Acme Sponsored – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer . . . The American Cancer Society

All Acme Fresh Markets will be selling $1 – $3 – $5 ribbons to raise money in order to help in the fight to end breast cancer through research, education, and screening availabilities.


October 4, 2012 7:00 pm

Acme Sponsored – The Relish Magazine Cooking Show . . . The Akron Civic Theatre – 182 S. Main St., Akron

The Relish Cooking Show brings relish – the nation’s largest food magazine – to life! The cooking show takes you into the kitchen for cooking techniques that will help you get dinner on the table with ease. Chef Steve Petusevsky will teach you how to cook with confidence, while bringing a sense of humor to the table. Plus 4 lucky winners from one of our Facebook contests will have On-Stage seats! Tickets available at the Akron Civic Theatre Box Office or ticketmaster.com


October 6, 2012 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Acme Sponsored – Fall Family Outing . . . Goodyear Heights Metro Park – 2077 Newton St., Akron

Fall into autumn fun with FREE hayrides, bonfires, naturalist activities, live music, apple cider, cookies and more. A wheelchair-accessible hay wagon is available.


October 13, 2012 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Acme Sponsored – Fall Family Outing . . . Silver Creek Metro Park /Pheasant Run – 5000 Hametown Rd., Norton

Fall into autumn fun with FREE hayrides, bonfires, naturalist activities, live music, apple cider, cookies and more. A wheelchair-accessible hay wagon is available.


October 13, 2012 3:00 – 8:00 pm

Acme Sponsored – Boo at the Akron Zoo . . . Akron Zoo – 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron

Tickets on sale at all Acme Fresh Markets:

A child under 2 AND not collecting treats Free
Trick-or-treaters $9
Observer / Zoo Member Free
Observer / Non Zoo Member $5

Special Appearance: Acme mascot, Buck the Dog from 3 – 5 pm


October 13, 2012 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pumpkin Decorating. . .  All Acme Fresh Markets excluding Acme No. 10 (State Rd.)

Celebrate Halloween with a personalized pumpkin made special by your own child(ren). Purchase a pumpkin for $2.99 and let their imagination run wild. Refreshments will be served.


October 14, 2012 3:00 – 8:00 pm

Acme Sponsored – Boo at the Akron Zoo . . . Akron Zoo – 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron

Tickets on sale at all Acme Fresh Markets:

A child under 2 AND not collecting treats Free
Trick-or-treaters $9
Observer / Zoo Member Free
Observer / Non Zoo Member $5

Special Appearance: Acme mascot, Buffy (Buck’s sister) from 6 – 8 pm


October 19, 2012 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Acme Sponsored – Boo at the Akron Zoo . . . Akron Zoo – 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron

Tickets on sale at all Acme Fresh Markets:

A child under 2 AND not collecting treats Free
Trick-or-treaters $9
Observer / Zoo Member Free
Observer / Non Zoo Member $5

Special Appearance: Acme mascot, Buck the dog from 5:30 – 7:30 pm


October 20, 2012 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Henry’s Acme (Sponsor) – Pancake Day . . . 1040 Copley Rd., Akron

Enjoy a great breakfast and help raise money for Buchtel High School’s Senior Class. Tickets are $5.00 each and available at Henry’s Acme.


October 20, 2012 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Metroparks Serving Summit County – Meet Cheeks the Chipmunk . . . Acme No. 01 – 1835 W. Market St., Akron


October 20, 2012 3:00 – 8:00 pm

Acme Sponsored – Boo at the Akron Zoo . . . Akron Zoo – 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron

Tickets on sale at all Acme Fresh Markets:

A child under 2 AND not collecting treats Free
Trick-or-treaters $9
Observer / Zoo Member Free
Observer / Non Zoo Member $5

Special Appearance: Acme mascot, Buffy (Buck’s sister) from 4 – 6 pm


October 21, 2012 3:00 – 8:00 pm

Acme Sponsored – Boo at the Akron Zoo . . . Akron Zoo – 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron

Tickets on sale at all Acme Fresh Markets:

A child under 2 AND not collecting treats Free
Trick-or-treaters $9
Observer / Zoo Member Free
Observer / Non Zoo Member $5

Special Appearance: Acme mascot, Buck the dog from 5:00 – 7:00 pm


October 26, 2012 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Acme Sponsored – Boo at the Akron Zoo . . . Akron Zoo – 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron

Tickets on sale at all Acme Fresh Markets:

A child under 2 AND not collecting treats Free
Trick-or-treaters $9
Observer / Zoo Member Free
Observer / Non Zoo Member $5

Special Appearance: Acme mascot, Buffy (Buck’s sister) from 5:30 – 7:30 pm


October 27, 2012 3:00 – 8:00 pm

Acme Sponsored – Boo at the Akron Zoo . . . Akron Zoo – 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron

Tickets on sale at all Acme Fresh Markets:

A child under 2 AND not collecting treats Free
Trick-or-treaters $9
Observer / Zoo Member Free
Observer / Non Zoo Member $5

Special Appearance: Acme mascot, Buck the dog from 6:00 – 8:00 pm


October 28, 2012 3:00 – 8:00 pm

Acme Sponsored – Boo at the Akron Zoo . . . Akron Zoo – 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron

Tickets on sale at all Acme Fresh Markets:

A child under 2 AND not collecting treats Free
Trick-or-treaters $9
Observer / Zoo Member Free
Observer / Non Zoo Member $5

Special Appearance: Acme mascot, Buffy (Buck’s sister) from 3:00 – 5:00 pm


November 10, 2012

Acme Sponsored – The Great Sugardale Bac-ON . . . IX Center – 6200 Riverside Dr., Cleveland

Finalists will cook on stage at the Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland. The winner of each category will receive $500 and a year’s worth of Sugardale bacon. The overall winner will receive $3,000 and the title of “Grand BAC-ON! Champion.”
4 Acme Facebook contest winners will have “on-stage” seats – Wow. . . What a treat!

Special Appearance: Acme’s very own Chef Marc D’Antonio will be one of the judges.


November 12, 2012 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Salvation Army Award Presentation . . . InfoCision Stadium – 427 Nash St., Akron

Acme Fresh Market Associates will be presented with a “Community Award” by the Salvation Army in recognition of the positive community support Acme has provided throughout the years.


November 23, 2012

Acme Sponsored – First Night Akron . . . Downtown Akron
$10 Admission buttons go on sale at all Acme Fresh Markets.

  • Free event guides
  • Children under 10 are free with button wearing adult

November 30, 2012

The Metro Parks Annual “Fall Hiking Spree” ends today.


December 8, 2012

Breakfast with Santa – Details to be announced!


December 31, 2012 6:00 pm – 12 am midnight

Acme Sponsored – 17th Annual First Night Akron . . . . Downtown Akron

First Night Akron is a New Year’s Eve celebration unlike any other. This family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the arts brings the community together to experience a brief moment in time while creating lasting memories. Enjoy indoor entertainment and fun for all ages throughout Downtown Akron featuring the region’s best in music, dance, theater, visual and interactive arts!

  • Admission buttons are $10 each.
  • Children under 10 are free with button wearing adult.
  • Special Appearance: Acme mascots, Buck and Buffy

Summer 2012 Events

June 2012 | July 2012 | August 2012 | September 2012

June 5, 2012     5:00 – 8:00 pm

FREE Summer Concert . . . Music by the Lake – Munroe Falls Metro Park – 521 S. River Rd., Munroe Falls

Enjoy an evening of free lake swimming and a one-hour performance by the Metro Parks Ensemble at the Maple Beach Shelter. The concert starts at 6:30 pm.  Cake and ice cream provided by Acme Fresh Market, while supplies last. If it rains, the concert will be moved to the following Tuesday, June 12. Call 330-865-8060 for status after 4:00 pm if wet weather is in the forecast.


June 7, 2012     7:00 – 8:30 pm

FREE Summer Concert . . . Pops ‘N More – Firestone Metro Park – 40 Axline Ave., Akron

Enjoy a family night out. There will be kids’ activities from 7:00 – 7:30 pm followed by an hour of live music by the Akron Pops Orchestra.  Cake and ice cream provided by Acme Fresh Market, while supplies last. If it rains, the concert will be moved to the following Thursday, June 14. Call 330-865-8060 for status after 4:00 pm if wet weather is in the forecast.


June 15, 2012

We will announce the 6 winners of our Acme Fresh Market Pet Photo Contest on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/acmefreshmarket and our web site at www.acmestores.com.


June 23, 2012     11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Celebrate summer . . . Acme No. 20 – 1225 Pleasant Valley Rd., Parma

Acme Fresh Market is celebrating summer in a big way. Join us for a day of family fun. Not only will Acme mascots, Buck & Buffy be there but so will the Jammin’ Jumpers Competitive Jump Rope Team and Mr. Balloon Fun! AND for those young families out there  - – we will be hosting a FREE car seat safety check performed by the Seven Hills Fire Department in conjunction with Rainbow Babies and Children.


June 30, 2012

The Metro Parks Annual “Spree for All” Hiking Series ends today.


July 10, 2012     5:00 – 8:00 pm

FREE Summer Concert . . . Music by the Lake – Munroe Falls Metro Park – 521 S. River Rd., Munroe Falls

Enjoy an evening of free lake swimming and a one-hour performance by the Metro Parks Ensemble at the Maple Beach Shelter. The concert starts at 6:30 pm.  Cake and ice cream provided by Acme Fresh Market, while supplies last. If it rains, the concert will be moved to the following Tuesday, July 17. Call 330-865-8060 for status after 4:00 pm if wet weather is in the forecast.


July 12, 2012     7:00 – 8:30 pm

FREE Summer Concert . . . Pops ‘N More – Firestone Metro Park – 40 Axline Ave., Akron

Enjoy a family night out. There will be kids’ activities from 7:00 – 7:30 pm followed by an hour of live music by the Akron Pops Orchestra.  Cake and ice cream provided by Acme Fresh Market, while supplies last. If it rains, the concert will be moved to the following Thursday, July 19. Call 330-865-8060 for status after 4:00 pm if wet weather is in the forecast.


August 3, 2012     11:30 am

Pro Football Hall of Fame Fashion Show . . . Memorial Civic Center & Cultural Center – 1101 Market Ave. N., Canton

Acme Fresh Market is the wine sponsor!


August 14, 2012     5:00 – 8:00 pm

FREE Summer Concert . . . Music by the Lake – Munroe Falls Metro Park – 521 S. River Rd., Munroe Falls

Enjoy an evening of free lake swimming and a one-hour performance by the Metro Parks Ensemble at the Maple Beach Shelter. The concert starts at 6:30 pm.  Cake and ice cream provided by Acme Fresh Market, while supplies last. If it rains, the concert will be moved to the following Tuesday, August 21. Call 330-865-8060 for status after 4:00 pm if wet weather is in the forecast.


August 16, 2012     7:00 – 8:00 pm

FREE Summer Concert . . . Pops ‘N More – Firestone Metro Park – 40 Axline Ave., Akron

Enjoy a family night out. There will be kids’ activities from 7:00 – 7:30 pm followed by an hour of live music by the Akron Pops Orchestra.  Cake and ice cream provided by Acme Fresh Market, while supplies last. If it rains, the concert will be moved to the following Thursday, August 23. Call 330-865-8060 for status after 4:00 pm if wet weather is in the forecast.


August 18, 2012     10:00 am – 4:00 pm

3rd Annual Summit for Kids . . . Johns S. Knight Center – 77 E Mill St., Akron

Have a great day at this family expo with fun & educational children’s activities and free back-to-school items and more! Acme Fresh Market is proud to be a sponsor of the balloon artist, Mr. Balloon Fun!


September 1, 2012     8:00 am

Metro Park’s STOMP (Summit Tour of Metro Parks) Bicycle Adventure . . . Lock 3 – 200 S. Main St., Akron

Acme Fresh Market is a proud sponsor of this event – - One of the largest cycling events in Northeast Ohio. Registration includes a light breakfast, SAG support, lunch and live music. All three routes are completely on the Towpath Trail. To register or for details go to www.summitmetroparks.org


September 29, 2012     7:00 am

Akron Marathon presented by Time Warner Cable . . . 300 S. Main St., Akron (Canal Park)

Acme Fresh Market is the proud Post Race Experience AND Half Marathon Sponsor!

To register or details go to www.akronmarathon.org.

May 2012 Events

May 1, 2012

The Metro Parks Annual “Spree For All” Hiking Series begins today. Hiking forms will be available at any of our 16 convenient locations beginning April 23rd.


May 1, 2012

Do you have a favorite photo of your family dog or cat? If so, we have the contest for you . . . The Acme Fresh Market Pet Photo Contest sponsored by Nestle’ Purina! The contest begins today and runs through May 19th. Six people will win Free Purina Pet Products for a Year! Details and entry can be found on the Acme web site at www.acmestores.com/petcontest.


May 5, 2012

Acme Fresh Market has partnered with the Akron/Canton Regional Food Bank to host a food drive to help less fortunate people in our community. The drive begins today and will run through May 19th. For every customer who purchases a $1 coupon – a gift card will be donated to the food bank (in increments of $25). They will also receive specified products when a customer purchases a $5 or $10 coupon. Details will be provided in the Acme circular on April 28th and at all of our stores.


May 12, 2012

Mother’s Day is celebrated at all Acme Fresh Market locations! Children ages 12 and under can decorate a FREE 8” heart shaped cake especially for Mom! Limit of one cake per family. Registration is required and begins on April 14th at the customer service desk. Hurry – reservations will go quickly.

April 2012 Events

April 28, 2012

Hey Kids Say Good Bye to Winter…Come to the Stow Acme Spring Party! Welcome Spring  . . . It’s Time to Party! Acme is celebrating spring in a big way. Join us at Acme No. 17 in Stow (4445 Kent Rd.) on Saturday, April 28th from 11 am to 5 pm for a day of family fun. Not only will Acme mascots, Buck & Buffy be there but so will the Jammin’ Jumpers Competitive Jump Rope Team! There will be lots of fun activities for the kids. Look for the day’s agenda in the Stow Sentry on April 22, 2012!


April 28, 2012

Keep Akron Beautiful is encouraging all area residents to get involved in the 2012 Great American Cleanup™, by participating in the 31st annual Clean Up Akron Week, April 21st-28th 2012. Keep Akron Beautiful is ending their Clean Up week by hosting “Super Saturday” at the Akron Zoo. (500 Edgewood Ave.) Come on out and see our mascot, Buck from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.

March 2012 Events

March 2, 2012

Norton Middle School: Acme Fresh Market will be there for Reality Day with our giant Acme Prize Wheel!


March 3, 2012

Deadline to turn in Acme Community Cash Back Receipts.


March 6, 2012

2012 American Red Cross – Acts of Courage Community Leadership Awards Dinner – Dessert Sponsor


March 10, 2012

Low Country Evening Gala – Summit County Medical Alliance – Corporate Sponsor


March 17, 2012

St. Patrick’s Day


March 20, 2012

First Day of Spring


March 30, 2012

Derbytown Chorus Annual Show “How the West Was Sung” Cuyahoga Falls H.S.C. Corporate Sponsor