Ohio Festivals – April 28-30, 2017

April 26, 2017 at 5:29 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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April 27-30, 2017 88th Annual Geauga County Maple Festival
Chardon, Ohio
The festival celebrates the production of maple syrup, a leading agricultural industry in Northern Ohio. Events include two grand parades, maple syrup judging & auction, queen’s contest, photo contest, “Sap Run”, bathtub races, craft show, concessions, rides, and continuous grandstand entertainment.


April 29-30, 2017 Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest – Columbus, Ohio
We’re having a party and you’re invited! Gluten Free & More (formerly Living Without) magazine wants you to know that living with a food allergy or sensitivity doesn’t need to be about deprivation and missing out. On the contrary, what you’re living without is all the horrible symptoms and medical problems you had before understanding what allergens you needed to avoid. So, come join us, over a hundred of our favorite exhibitors and thousands of our closest friends as we celebrate LIVING WELL!! At every event, you get to sample tons of gluten-free, allergy-friendly foods, learn from experts in the community and hang out with others who understand our world.




April 30, 2017 22nd Annual Taste of the Nation – Toledo, Ohio
Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation is the nation’s premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists — all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.


Chocolate Lovers – Celebrate Chocolate at Gervasi Vineyard – Canton, Ohio

March 21, 2017 at 8:53 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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March 24-25, 2017
Celebrate Chocolate at Gervasi Vineyard – Canton, Ohio
A delectable weekend of chocolate indulgence at Gervasi Vineyard. The weekend is an extraordinary opportunity for chocolate lovers to explore and experience the world of chocolate.


Ohio Festivals – March 17-19, 2017

March 15, 2017 at 5:39 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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3/18 – Cabin Fever Arts Festival – Hillsboro

3/18 – Dublin Blarney Bash

3/18-3/19 – Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast – Bath

3/18-3/20 – Serpent Mound Spring Seed and Water Peace Summit – Peebles

3/19 – Buzzard Sunday – Hinckley – My Review



* From the website of: http://ohiofestivals.net/2017-ohio-schedule/

Check the Ohio Festivals site for a list of all the Ohio Festivals throughout the year!

Ohio Festivals March 2-5, 2017

February 28, 2017 at 2:06 PM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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March 2-4, 2017 Cincinnati International Wine Festival 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio
A grand celebration of wine, food and music with winery dinners, grand tastings, and a charity auction. Proceeds benifiting Greater Cincinnati Charities.


March 2-5, 2017
International Cake Exploration Societé Midyear MeetingOHIO 2
Cincinnati, Ohio
International Cake Exploration Societé (ICES), an organization comprised of over 3500 sugar artists, cake decorators and vendors from all over the world.


March 3-5, 2017 Bockfest – Cincinnati, Ohio
Bockfest is a celebration of historic Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati’s brewing heritage and the coming of spring. There are several bock beer festivals that take place around the world, but Cincinnati’s Bockfest is the oldest and largest in the United States. Bockfest occurs during the first weekend of March.


March 4-5 & 11-12, 2017 March Maple Madness Driving Tour
Statewide, Ohio
A statewide event sponsored by the Ohio Maple Producers Association and syrup makers across Ohio. Spend a day in Ohio’s beautiful countryside and see how clear, sweet sap from the maple tree becomes golden, delicious maple syrup. See website for details.


Our 10th Anniversary CINCY WINTER BEERFEST!

February 16, 2017 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Our 10th Anniversary CINCY WINTER BEERFEST!
Duke Energy Convention Center
February 17-18, 2017

will be at the Duke Energy Convention Center in
Downtown Cincinnati on February 17-18, 2017


ACROSS THE REGION WILL GATHER on two February evenings for a sampling of over 500 fresh craft beers of all styles, and tastes and a whole lotta fun!

Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Hamilton to host a weekend of holiday events…

December 1, 2016 at 9:38 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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If your in the area of Hamilton, Ohio this weekend and looking for something to do, you are in luck! Below is the Holiday Schedule this weekend in Hamilton. Article from the Journal-News.

Hamilton to host a weekend of holiday events
How to go this weekend:

What: Lantern Parade in conjunction with Christkindlmarkt

When: Friday, Dec. 5, 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.

Where: High and Front Streets, Hamilton

What: Christkindlmarkt

When: Friday, Dec 5, 6 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday Dec. 7, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: The Courtyard Marriott, One Riverfront Plaza, Hamilton

What: Santa Parade – Hamilton Welcomes the Holidays

When: Saturday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m. to noon.

Where: Downtown Hamilton, One High Street

What: German Village Christmas Walk

When: Sunday, Dec. 7, noon to 5 p.m.

Where: 3rd Street, Hamilton

For more information, call (513) 844-8080.

The City of Hamilton will host a weekend of holiday events Friday, Dec. 5 to Sunday, Dec. 7, filled with Santa, parades, an array of festive entertainment and plenty of shopping.

The weekend festivities will kick off with the Lantern Parade for children on Friday at 5:30 p.m., according to Karen Wittmer, program coordinator for volunteers, City of Hamilton and co-chair for Christkindlmarkt. The parade will be followed by the opening of Christkindlmarkt on Friday at 6 p.m. at The Courtyard Marriott in Hamilton.

Christkindlmarkt will run Friday, Dec. 5, from 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lanterns for the parade are available for purchase for $5 or families may bring a flashlight. Christkindlmarkt is a German Christmas market to highlight German Village that will feature German food, beer, music and wares – from greenery and German Nutcrackers to brats, metts and German cookies and more.

“The Lantern Parade will kick off the Christkindlmarkt. It starts at The Presbyterian Church of Hamilton on Front Street and continue across High Street down to St. Julie Billiart Parish. Representatives from both churches will tell the children stories. Then, everyone can head over to the Marriott for Christkindlmarkt,” Wittmer said.

Guests can do some Christmas shopping and celebrate the German tradition in the German Village area, she added.

Another downtown highlight that residents won’t want to miss will be the Santa Parade on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to noon. The “snow or shine” parade will begin at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and High Street, travel down High Street to Riverfront Plaza and end at Christkindlmarkt, which will be held at the Marriott. Santa will visit with children at Christkindlmarkt until 1 p.m.

“We hope to bring children and their parents together for the festivities that kick off the holidays and start the Christmas season. Part of Christmas is getting people together, enjoying family time and experiencing a variety of different activities,” said Barb Zellner, co-chair of Christkindlmarkt and committee member for Hamilton Welcomes the Holidays.

In addition to shopping at Christkindlmarkt, festivities will continue throughout the day on Sunday with the German Village Christmas Walk from noon to 5 p.m. on 3rd Street. This snow or shine event is in its 23rd year and features a day that includes a visit with Santa, live reindeer, strolling musicians, horse-drawn carriage rides as well as a walk-through of some of Hamilton’s private homes and historical buildings, and a number of children’s activities including a petting zoo.

“The German Village Christmas Walk not only reflects on Hamilton’s rich heritage, but it showcases many of the historic homes, landmarks and wonderful businesses that we have within our community. It has grown into one of the area’s most highly anticipated events, and it’s a free, family-friendly, fun day,” said Ann Dennett, chairman of the German Village Christmas Walk.


47th Annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival – October 8th – 9th, 2016

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Welcome to the 47th Annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festivalsauerkraut-fest-2016

The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival has grown from a small local event in 1970 to one of the premier craft festivals in the nation. We jury our 450+ vendors to ensure that all items are handcrafted, and select items based on quality and variety.

Our unique food offerings range from sauerkraut pizza to fudge. Visitors return year after year to sample their favorites, making the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival a favorite Midwest destination.

The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival is a top ranked event featuring an eclectic mix of arts and crafts from sculptures to ceramics to paintings to woodworking, and more, providing you with the opportunity to find unique gifts for you or for those on your holiday list. And with all of the crowds in the streets, it’s a perfect time to shop along the resident stores.

The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival serves 7 tons of sauerkraut and attracts approximately 350,000 visitors each year to browse among the over 450 craft booths and sample the offerings from more than 30 different food booths. It continues to be one of the top quality festivals in the United States, attracting visitors and vendors from every state across the Nation. Vendors come from as far as Hawaii, Florida and California to participate in the festival.

2016 Festival Dates

October 8th 9:00am – 8:00pm
October 9th 9:00am – 6:00pm


10B North Main Street (physical address)

PO Box 281 (mailing address)

Waynesville, OH 45068


Operation Pumpkin 2016! – Hamilton, Ohio

October 5, 2016 at 5:19 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Operation Pumpkin 2016!operation-pumpkin
Oct 07, 2016 to Oct 09, 2016
Location: Downtown Hamilton
Address: 1, High St
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Friday Oct. 7th 11am-10pm
Sat. Oct. 8th 11am-10pm
Sunday Oct. 9th 11am-5pm

Celebrate the most popular produce of the fall season, the pumpkin! Operation Pumpkin held in historic downtown Hamilton, Ohio is a pumpkin and art festival held each year in the fall. Pumpkins are sculpted, carved, decorated and eaten all weekend long! See the largest pumpkins you’ve ever seen at the giant pumpkin weigh-off. This fall festival is packed with crafts, live music, pumpkin vendors and rides for kids.


Jungle Jim’s Weekend of Fire October 1 & 2, 2016

September 28, 2016 at 5:08 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Friday, September 30, 2016 from 6pm – 10pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 11am – 7pm
Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 11am – 4pm



The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s International Market
5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, OH 45014, 513-674-6055




Here’s one wild weekend with hot food and cool entertainment! Lots of great ‘hot’ people (hot food makers, bloggers and chiliheads) come out for samples, fun, contests, prizes, and great crowds to fill The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s on October 1st and 2nd.

For this weekend only, you can sample and purchase foods from all over the country at our Fiery Food Show! Hot and fiery or mild and meek; you choose your favorites and can buy enough to last. Hot Sauces, BBQ sauces, salsas, rubs and all sorts of spicy foods will be available – and there’s more! In The Arena of Fire, we’ll have wild and wacky contests beginning on Saturday and running hourly until the show ends on Sunday.

Now a 3-day event – that’s right, we’ve added a special Vendor Appreciation Night! – this year’s Weekend of Fire is going to be exceptionally spicy as we look back over 10 years of flavor, sweat, and smiles. Fiery food favorites from the last 10 years will be set up throughout the festival, as vendors from our already storied past come to set up shop so you can try their wickedly hot wares. From hot sauce to BBQ sauce, to rubs, marinades, and everything in between, we’re packing the Oscar Event Center with as much heat as it can handle (and then some).

Feelin’ brave? The Arena of Fire is going to be smokin’ hot as we introduce new contests, bring back a few favorites, and truly turn the heat up as we challenge those who dare to enter the arena with the spiciest creations we can come up with.

Jungle Jim’s Weekend of Fire
Contact Us • 513.674.6000 • Facebook


September 22, 2016 at 5:45 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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2016 – Come Visit Us!
Saturday September 24th 9am to 9pm
Sunday September 25th 12pm to 6pm

See beautiful historic Germantown, Experience the festival and stay awhile — There’s plenty to dogermantown-pretzel-festival

You can’t simply spend a weekend anywhere else that will beat the fun that will be had at the Germantown Pretzel Festival.

The best people, food and entertainment adds up to fun for ALL ages. What are you waiting for? Make your plans to claim your portion of the fun!

The Pretzel Festival’s variety of food cannot be beat! Along with the vendors throughout the park selling the delicious items, we also have designated a food court. Everything from refreshing drinks, to deep fried candy bars, fresh baked pretzels, smoked meats, funnel cakes and the list continues.

If you can’t find something to please your pallet here, it probably doesn’t exist.


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