Cincinnati Taco Week – October 17-23, 2022

October 17, 2022 at 12:20 AM | Posted in Festivals, tacos | Leave a comment
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Because Taco Tuesday isn’t enough!
We’re bringing you $2 Tacos from some of Cincinnati’s most popular taco joints. Minimum of 3 tacos per order required. Each participating Cincinnati Taco Week restaurant will be offering their own unique tacos. Let the official Taco Week app take you on a Cincinnati exploration; map out your week, try new restaurants, challenge your taste buds, and share your experiences on social with other Cincinnati taco lovers. https://cincytacoweek.com/

Where We’re Located
VARIOUS PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS IN THE CINCINNATI AREA

Dates and Times
Cincinnati Taco Week 2022
Various Participating Restaurants in the Cincinnati Area Mon, Oct 17, 2022
10:00 am to 11:30 pm

About
The Fifth Annual Cincinnati Taco Week is back October 17-23. $2 tacos from some of Cincinnati’s most popular taco joints. Each participating Cincinnati Taco Week restaurant will be offering their own unique tacos.
https://cincytacoweek.com/

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11th Annual Operation Pumpkin and Art Festival October 8th and 9th

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11th Annual Operation Pumpkin and Art Festival
Giant Pumpkins | Pumpkin Weigh-Off | Over 100 Artisan and Food Vendors

HOURS
Fri, Sat 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Operation Pumpkin – Pumpkin and Art Festival will run from Friday October 7th to Sunday October 9th, 2022.

The 11th Annual Operation Pumpkin Festival will take place in historic downtown Hamilton from October 7 – 9, 2022. As preparation is underway for 2022, the festival announces a new Weigh-Off partner for 2022.

“We are excited to partner with Mike Blevins, a local grower, to lead the Weigh-Off portion of the event this year,” said co-chair Jason Snyder. “Mike will be officially joining the committee later this month.”

Blevins is an award-winning giant pumpkin grower that began his growing journey in 2018. Having grown multiple pumpkins at varying weights throughout the years, he achieved his personal best at the 2021 Operation Pumpkin Weigh-Off where his orange giant weighed in at 1390.5 pounds.

“I am a proud Hamilton native and grow all of my pumpkins in the backyard of my home in Hamilton, which has been appropriately named the Cul-De-Sac Pumpkin Patch, ” said Mike. Mike’s roots run deep in the city and he’s excited to be further involved, while simultaneously working on his passions.

This change comes after partnering for 10 years with the Southern Ohio Pumpkin Growers. “We are grateful for their support and partnership over the past 10 years. This change provides us an opportunity to expand all portions of the Weigh-Off and add additional educational components for growers,” said Snyder.

Community support through sponsorship is a key driver to success each October. With Blevins as an official committee member, the festival is able to hold events leading up to the festival for anyone interested in becoming a grower or bettering their current gardens. Operation Pumpkin remains a sanctioned event through the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) and will continue to abide by GPC rules and regulations.

Blevins’s first Grower Seminar will take place on March 26 at 1 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott in Hamilton. Jeff Theil, state record holder, will be the guest speaker at the event that is free and open to the public. The overall goal is to get more people involved in the sport which in turn will increase interest and attendance at the event in October.

The George McDulin Memorial Parking Garage and the Government Services Center Garage are Operation Pumpkin Parking Locations
Downtown Hamilton has two primary parking garages: The George McDulin Memorial Parking Garage and the Government Services Center Garage. The McDulin Garage is free for the first two hours and is situated on Market Street between N. 2nd and N. 3rd Streets with its entrance located at the corner of Market and N. 3rd Streets. The Government Services Center Garage has its entrance located in the 300 block of court street.
https://www.operation-pumpkin.org/

Ohio Festivals – October 7th – 11th, 2022

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October 7-9, 2022 59th Annual Ohio Gourd Show – Delaware, Ohio
Food, gourds, gourd art, gourd music and special programs are featured on the grounds. Programs and presentations will provide information about gourds and gourd art. Gourd crafting opportunities will be available for children and adults without advance reservations. Gourd workshops (pre-registration required ) are offered on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
https://ohiogourdsociety.com/

October 8, 2022 – Yellow Springs Street Fair – Yellow Springs, Ohio
An all-day festival with entertainment throughout the Village. Over 200 booths. Two Music Stages, a Beer Garden and Street Performers throughout town. A Festival like no other! June 13 and October 10, 2020 – 9am – 5pm.
https://www.yellowspringsohio.org/street-fair/

October 8-9, 2022 Annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival – Waynesville, Ohio
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. Attendance: 350,000+.
https://sauerkrautfestival.waynesvilleohio.com/

October 11-15, 2022 Annual Bradford Pumpkin Show – Bradford, Ohio
Parades, pageant, bread & pie contests, Cornhole Tournament, Kiddie Tractor Pull, Pumpkin Parade, Pumpkin Art, talent show and much more!
http://www.bradfordpumpkinshow.org/index.html

Ohio Festivals September 23rd – 25th, 2022

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September 22-25, 2022 58th Annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
Barnesville, Ohio
The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival has become a tradition for families and friends who come each year to enjoy one of Ohio’s oldest and most popular festivals. Always held during the last full weekend in September, the Festival includes four days of fun-filled contests, entertainment, tastes, sights and sounds. The festival started in 1963 in the basement of the Catholic Church and has has evolved from a small street fair to a premier event with visitors attending from all over the United States. Both adults and children will enjoy harvest-inspired arts and crafts, home-style foods, entertainment on two stages, a giant weigh-in of champion pumpkins, lots of fun contests and the Giant Pumpkin Festival Parade on Saturday. There is plenty to see and do and, best of all, admission is free.
http://www.barnesvillepumpkinfestival.com/

 

September 24-25, 2022 – 57th Geneva Grape Jamboree – Geneva, Ohio
Celebrates the harvesting of the local grapes. Taste freshly squeezed grape juice, wine, and various other grape products. All grand-stand entertainment, including the grape stomping contest, is free. Miss Grapette is featured in the two giant parades each afternoon. Rides, crafts, food, and other concessions pack the downtown streets during this grape filled weekend.
http://www.grapejamboree.com/

 

September 24-25, 2022 Annual Country Applefest – Lebanon, Ohio
The Warren County Fairgrounds in Lebanon will be filled with homemade crafts, great food and entertainment. Enter the apple bake off contest.
https://www.countryapplefest.com/

 

September 24-25, 2022 Annual Germantown Pretzel Festival
Germantown, Ohio
Fall festival held on the fourth full weekend in September, since 1980, featuring handcrafts, good food, and free entertainment with live music & shows, baked goods & pretzels!
http://pretzelfestival.com/live/

September 17-18, 2022 Preble County Pork Festival – Eaton, Ohio

September 14, 2022 at 2:19 PM | Posted in Festivals, Pork, Pork Back Ribs, pork chops, pork roast, pork tenderloin | Leave a comment
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Always 3rd full weekend in September. Entertainment, exhibits, food, parade and more! Every year the festival is packed with thing to do and see. It lasts all weekend long because there is simply too much to cram into one day! But if there’s one things everyone agrees on, it’s that the food is always out-of-sight awesome! Over the course of the weekend, a lot of people eat a lot of pork.
https://www.porkfestival.org/

Welcome To The Preble County Pork Festival
Each year, when September rolls around, the Preble County Fairgrounds are transformed into the Pork Festival. The Festival is a community event – held in the community, by members of the community, to benefit the community. It is made possible by the hard work of volunteers, the generosity of sponsors and most important, the droves of local residents and visiting families from outside Preble County that attend the festival every year.

Few Things To Note:
When coming to the festival please note of the following items:

• NO Pets, service dogs welcome
• Scooter rental available; call 866-464-5805 for reservations
• ATM’s are available for your convenience

PORK FESTIVAL ANNUAL PARADE
Saturday September 17, 2022 | 10:30 AM
Come enjoy our huge parade that features local high school bands, local business, fire and EMS departments and so much more! The parade begins at the intersection of Barron St. & Decatur St. and ends in front of the grandstands at the Preble County fairgrounds.
Float entries will be judged and awarded $50.00 for each of the following categories:
• Best entry with pork industry related theme
• Best commercial entry
• Most colorful entry
• Best entry from a Preble County organization
• Judges choice

If you would like to be apply to be a part of our parade, please either fill out the the application below or click on the button to print and mail yours in. All applications MUST be submitted by August 31, 2022. If there there are parade openings available, applications postmarked AFTER August 31 may be considered.
2022 Theme: For the Love of the Pork Festival
https://www.porkfestival.org/

Ohio Festivals September 16th-18th, 2022

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September 16-18, 2022 Oktoberfest Zinzinnati – Cincinnati, Ohio
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Sam Adams, is the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the country. More than half-a-million herren und frauen will converge on a six-block area of Fifth Street to eat, sing, mingle, sport lederhosen, listen to polka music, try to speak German and perform the Chicken Dance! Seven stages showcasing continuous live German music and more than 30 food vendors serving close to 200 dishes. And more than 1,300 barrels of beer, or 1.6 million ounces, are consumed each year at Oktoberfest, the approximate capacity of a small microbrewery. Attendance: 500,000.
https://oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/

September 16-18, 2022 24th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival
Albany, Ohio
A fun-filled and educational event celebrating one of America’s largest native tree fruits, the Pawpaw. Delectable foods, quality entertainment, and unique arts & crafts. Special events include competitions for the best pawpaw, best pawpaw-related work of art, pawpaw cook-off, and the ever-popular pawpaw-eating contest. Presentations will cover pawpaw growing, cooking, and other related topics.
https://ohiopawpawfest.com/

September 17-18, 2022 Preble County Pork Festival – Eaton, Ohio
Always 3rd full weekend in September. Entertainment, exhibits, food, parade and more! Every year the festival is packed with thing to do and see. It lasts all weekend long because there is simply too much to cram into one day! But if there’s one things everyone agrees on, it’s that the food is always out-of-sight awesome! Over the course of the weekend, a lot of people eat a lot of pork.
https://www.porkfestival.org/

September 17-18, 2022 Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival
Lisbon, Ohio
Many local organizations provide old fashioned apple butter, apple ice cream, apple fritters & apple dumplings. There is an apple pie baking contest along with 35 food concessions, arts & crafts including yarn spinning, goat milk soap, chain saw wood crafts, dunk tank, games, dancing, music and theatre.
https://lisbonchamberofcommerce.com/events/

Ohio Festivals Sept. 8th – 11th, 2022

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A weekend full of Festivals!

September 8-10, 2022 Marion Popcorn Festival – Marion, Ohio
Marion County is one of the top popcorn producing counties in the world. Festival has top name entertainment, golf & bowling tournaments, porpcorn cooking contest, and the Orville Redenbacher Parade. Visit the popcorn museum while you’re in town. Attendance: 250,000+
https://www.popcornfestival.com/

September 9-10, 2022 Lithopolis Honeyfest – Lithopolis, Ohio
Enjoy a fascinating day of unique attractions – honey bee beards; honey in a variety of flavors, colors and textures; and an array of products direct from the hive. Watch honey being extracted from the comb and the State Apiarist demonstrate a hive inspection. Meet the American Honey Princess, Ohio beekeepers and explore beekeeping equipment hands-on. See a real queen bee and her colony up close under the glass of an observation hive. Buzz over to the food court for scrumptious honey-made food and sample mead at the wine tasting tent. Grab a honey brew at the beer garden and enjoy a treat from the Honey Bake-Off sale. Live music on two stages, arts & crafts, and watch the kids have fun creating their own crafts at The Gilmore Group’s Busy Beehive.
http://www.lithopolishoneyfest.com/

September 9-11, 2022 49th Annual Mantua Potato Festival
Mantua, Ohio
Join us for the annual Mantua Potato Festival. We will have many activities, contests and exhibits planned throughout the weekend. We are also looking for volunteers and committee members. Thank you to all that have supported us in the past, and we look forward to seeing you all at the Festival!
http://www.mantuapotatofestival.org/

September 9-11, 2022 Clinton County Corn Festival – Wilmington, Ohio
A family fun event held the weekend after Labor Day every year! Started in 1977 by the Antique Power Club. It is held at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Wilmington, Ohio. We feature many activates for all ages! Whether you come for the continuous entertainment on our sound stage, games in our special events area, various tractor and antique displays, crafts and antiques, or THE FOOD it is sure you’re going to have a blast!!
https://www.cornfestivalonline.com/

September 9-11, 2022 Italian Fall Festa – Kettering, Ohio
A weekend of great Italian food, wonderful Italian music, good friends, and a fun game of Bocce on the beautiful, spacious, shaded grounds of Bella Villa! Dinners, Meatball Madness 5K and spaghetti eating contest.
https://johnpirelliosdia.org/fall-festa/

Ohio Festivals August 26-28, 2022

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August 26-28, 2022 56th Annual German-American Festival
Oregon, Ohio
Taking place at Oak Shade Grove. The Toledo Area’s Oldest, Largest and Greatest Ethnic Festival With Authentic German Food, Beer, and Entertainment. (also: gafsociety.org/Festival_Information.htm ) Attendance: 30,000
https://germanamericanfestival.net/

 

August 27-28, 2022 Annual Cleveland Garlic Festival – Cleveland, Ohio
Funds from the Cleveland Garlic Festival allow North Union Farmers’ Market to operate markets weekly throughout the year in Greater Cleveland. We administer and expand our educational and charitable market programs, which continue to be very important complements to our market season (Food Stamp enhanced purchases/EBT-SNAP, Music at the Market, Chef at the Market, Mighty Locavores K-2 educational programming in Cleveland Municipal School District and much more). With the help of 150 loyal farmers and producers, North Union Farmers Market will bring fresh, local, healthy food to more than 275,000+ customers this year.
http://clevelandgarlicfestival.org/

Cincinnati Wing Week 2022: Everything you need to know to, wing challenges to try

August 21, 2022 at 5:47 PM | Posted in Festivals, Food | Leave a comment

CINCINNATI — Flats or drums? Sauce or dry rub? Buffalo or BBQ? Well, you can take your pick or have them all during Cincinnati Wing Week.

Running from Aug. 22 to Aug. 28, the annual event is celebrating its second year of serving up some tasty wings. Similar to Cincinnati Burger Week, there are $7 wing deals at a variety of restaurants all week long.

CINCINNATI — Flats or drums? Sauce or dry rub? Buffalo or BBQ? Well, you can take your pick or have them all during Cincinnati Wing Week.

Running from Aug. 22 to Aug. 28, the annual event is celebrating its second year of serving up some tasty wings. Similar to Cincinnati Burger Week, there are $7 wing deals at a variety of restaurants all week long.

Recent Stories from wcpo.com

“Each participating Cincinnati Wing Week restaurant will fry up their own take on the wing — from signature sauces to secret menu specialties and more,” the event’s website says.

Almost 50 restaurants are participating in the event, and the wing specials range from your traditional buffalo wings to more creative takes on the American classic.

Some of the restaurants offering $7 deals include Bandito, Incline Smoke Shack, Lucius Q, The Hi-Mark, Oakley Pub & Grill, Quan Hapa and many more.

While most restaurants are offering normal wing deals where you get a serving of flats and drums, a few eateries are offering some wing-related challenges……..

Click the link below to read the entire article
https://www.wcpo.com/entertainment/local-a-e/local-dining/cincinnati-wing-week-2022-everything-you-need-to-know-to-wing-challenges-to-try

Ohio Festivals August 11-14, 2022

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Ohio Festivals August 11-14, 2022

 

August 11-18, 2022 Henry County Fair – Napoleon, Ohio
http://henrycountyfair.org/

August 12, 2022 15th Annual Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala
Tiffin, Ohio
The Gala is a gourmet food and wine event that benefits the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center and Seeds of Hope Farm in Tiffin. The event celebrates local and seasonal cuisine by featuring the chemical-free, fresh produce, herbs, poultry and eggs from Seeds of Hope Farm. Chefs representing area restaurants and businesses from northwest Ohio and around the country participate in the Gala. Each chef plans his or her menu based on the available produce and other seasonal items from the Farm.
https://felctiffin.org/

August 12-14, 2022 47th Annual North Ridgeville Corn Festival
North Ridgeville, Ohio
The annual festival will feature Sweet’s corn steamed or roasted. Enjoy musical entertainment, parade, arts and crafts show, amusement rides, games, food, corn eating contest, 5 & 10k run, car show and horseshoe tournament.
http://www.nrcornfest.org/

August 12-14, 2022 Germanfest Picnic – Dayton, Ohio
Presented by Dayton Liederkranz-Turner, the annual picnic will feature continuous live music, authentic German food, keg tapping, crafts, genealogy support, and kid zone.
http://daytongermanclub.org/?q=german-picnic

August 13, 2022 Swanton Corn Festival – Swanton, Ohio
Celebrate Our Corn Culture. Among the activities will be a parade, car show, corn hole tournament, and entertainment on Saturday night.
https://www.facebook.com/Swanton-Corn-Festival-376115924549/

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