Village of Fayette
125 W. Main St.
Fayette, OH 43521
|Welcome to Fayette,
Fayette is a friendly community with a diverse group of citizens. Factory workers and a wide variety of professional people call Fayette “home”.
Many of the people here are from families that put down roots generations ago. There are also those people who came as a result of jobs, the proximity to where they work, or marriage to someone from here.
While this is not a rich bedroom community, it is a community of hard working people who know how to persevere and create a quality of life that is affordable as well as enjoyable.
There are a variety of businesses owned and operated by local people. This is an important aspect to life in a small town as these are people you learn to know and rely upon.
The Fayette School District earned and is ranked Excellent by the State of Ohio. The new school finished in 2008 is a wonderful place to educate our young people.
Our community has five active churches. The faith community provides a local safety net that is impressive. Our Lady of Mercy operates St. Vincent De Paul providing clothing and other items. The Methodist Church helps support the local food bank, Fayette’s Helping Hands, and also has a family fun night that is open to the community. The Fayette Church of the Nazarene sponsors a discounted food program and hosts the Blood Mobile and voting. The Christian Church has a food pantry and works with the Methodist church hosting a summer Bible School. These churches provide a moral compass for our community that helps to make it the kind of place you want to call home.
The Fayette downtown area is the home of the Fayette Opera House. This is an 1890 building purchased and refurbished by local investment and a great deal of hard work from Fayette’s citizens. The Opera House has a yearly visiting concert series showcasing talent from far and wide as well as more local offerings that are appreciated by all who attend. There are also plays that are put on that many area people take part in and come to watch and enjoy. They also sponsor the Glasgow Organ Series featuring a number of reed organs restored by Don Glasgow. This series brings in people from all over the world who come to share their playing ability, knowledge and appreciation of the reed organ.
Fayette is home to three festivals. The Fayette Bull Thistle Arts Festival takes place in August. This is a family festival featuring arts and crafts, entertainment, ball games, a car show, games for kids, and a parade that is one of the best in the county. The Fall Festival is held in September and features downtown sidewalk sales as well as a flea market and craft booths. There is local entertainment, a car show, and rides for the kids. There is also a pie contest and sale and a great deal of good food. Parks and Recreation host the Music Fest in August. This event includes two – three live bands ranging from blues to classic rock. A hog roast, taco stand, and other first-rate cuisine can be washed down with a beverage from the Sons of the American Legion. All proceeds from this event benefit the community parks.
Thistle Ridge takes place in the spring and features a 3 day Civil War encampment complete with battles, a lantern tour and daytime tours for people to witness and get a taste of what life was like during the Civil War in the 1860s.
So perhaps this will help you see a little of what we are all about, and encourage you to join our community and take part in some of the many things that make this small community a place that you will be happy to be a member of. “Fayette is the best yet” is an old time motto for our town and our time honored traditions and spirit make it so today.
The Honorable Ruth B. Marlatt