Ohio festivals October 16-21, 2019

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October 16-19, 2019 Circleville Pumpkin Show – Circleville, Ohio
Ohio’s oldest and largest festival. Pumpkin growing competition, Miss Pumpkin Queen, World’s Largest Pumpkin Pie, fruit & vegetable displays, hog calling, egg toss, pumpkin toss, pie eating, baked goods, parades, entertainment.
https://www.pumpkinshow.com/

October 18-19, 2019 Annual Van Wert County Apple Festival
Van Wert, Ohio
Includes Apple Festival, Rib Fest, Old Fashioned Farmers Days, and much more. Van Wert County Fairgrounds.
http://www.vanwertcountyfair.com/apple-festival/

October 18-20, 2019 Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival – Coshocton, Ohio
Smell the fresh apple butter simmering over an open fire and enjoy artisans & crafters, music, contests and demonstrations in historic Roscoe Village.
https://www.roscoevillage.com/events

October 19-26, 2019 11th Cleveland Beer Week – Cleveland, Ohio
Featuring 300 keg tapping, beer sipping events throughout greater Cleveland. From special tappings, tastings and dinners to leisure activities and educational programs, there is something for everyone At Cleveland Beer Week. Established in 2009, Cleveland Beer Week is a not-for-profit celebration that raises awareness of the craft beer industry and promotes patronage at local establishments. But we are also philanthropic—proceeds from all of Cleveland Beer Week’s flagship events benefit the Malone Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund helps deserving students with scholarship money towards college. With over a 90% graduation rate – these students are worth getting behind!
http://www.clevelandbeerweek.org/

October 21, 2019 Flavors of Northeast Ohio – Cleveland, Ohio
Take your dining experience to the next level. At Flavors you’ll do more than just eat the food, you will witness culinary experts craft a meal tableside. This is one dinner that goes above and beyond the usual restaurant fare! Unleash your inner “foodie” and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education, and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.
https://alfflavors.org/northeastohio/

Ohio Festivals September 26-29, 2019

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September 26-29, 2019 56th 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 27-28, 2019 Annual Ohio Swiss Festival – Sugarcreek, Ohio
Held in Sugarcreek, the Little Switzerland of Ohio, with parades, queen pageant, musical entertainment, rides, 5K Swiss Cheese Chase, cheese auction, cheesemaking contest, Steintossen stone throwing, yodeling Swiss cheese eating and Swiss costume contests. Sample award-winning wine and cheese from our local artisans throughout the festival.
https://ohioswissfestival.com/

September 28-29, 2019 56th 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 28-29, 2019 37th 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.
http://www.countryapplefest.com/

September 28-29, 2019 40th 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/

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati September 20-22, 2019

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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

DOWNTOWN CINCINNATI
2nd & Race
2nd & 3rd Streets between Elm and Walnut
Cincinnati, OH 45202

FESTIVAL HOURS
Friday, September 20, 2019 | 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/

  • Oktoberfest need-to-knows
    Price: It’s free, but you may not bring in outside drinks or food. Also, no pets, skateboards, bikes, rollerblades, poles.
  • Events: Gemuetlicheit Games (beer barrel rolling, beer serving races) 11 a.m. Sept 20
  • Opening Ceremonies: Noon Sept. 20
  • Chicken Dance: 5 p.m. Saturday, all stages
  • Stein Hoist competitions at the Sam Adams Beer Garden, 2nd and Walnut; 4 and 6 p.m. Friday: 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday
  • Entertainment throughout the day on nine stages.
  • Parking: There are plenty of parking garages not far from the fest. The streetcar will be running, making it possible to park farther north and avoid congestion.

LOCATION
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati takes places on Second and Third Streets, between Walnut and Elm Streets, downtown.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Samuel Adams and Amazon, is America’s largest Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is held on 2nd and 3rd Streets, between Elm and Walnut in downtown Zinzinnati. There are many public and private parking garages downtown within walking distance of the festival site.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati showcases the rich German heritage of Southwest Ohio, as well as tasty samples of German-style music, food and beer. First held in 1976, the event has grown to be America’s largest Oktoberfest with more than 575,000 people attending each year.

What do we eat?
According to the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, grazing gourmets created the following Statistiken with their gluttonous consumption at a previous Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. These Zahlen were gleaned from an extensive survey of Oktoberfest Zinzinnati food vendors:

87,542 metts
64,000 sauerkraut balls
24,640 potato pancakes
20,000 cream puffs
6,000 jumbo pickles
1,875 lbs. German potato salad
700 pigtails
80,500 bratwurst
56,250 sausages
23,004 soft pretzels
16,002 strudel
3,600 lbs. sauerkraut
702 lbs. Limburger cheese
400 pickled pigs feet

Please note: Pets, (unless used for handicap assistance), bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, poles and sticks are prohibited in the event site during operating hours. No coolers, bottles, cans, or alcoholic beverages can be brought into the event site.
http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/

Ohio Festivals September 20-22, 2019

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September 20-22, 2019 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.
http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/

 

September 21, 2019 Firehouse Clam and Steak Extravaganza
Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio
‘Firehouse Clam Bake & Food Extravaganza’ Live music! Old Firehouse Winery, Geneva-on-the-Lake.
http://www.oldfirehousewinery.com/

 

September 21-22, 2019 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/

Ohio Festivals August 9-11, 2019

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August 8-10, 2019 Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival – Reynoldsburg, Ohio
The Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival has been a tradition in our city for over 50 years. The idea of the first Tomato Festival surfaced in October of 1965 when the dedication plaque was placed in front of the municipal building recognizing Alexander Livingston for his contributions to the City and declaring Reynoldsburg the birthplace of the tomato. Attendance: 35,000.
https://www.reytomatofest.com/

August 8-11, 2019 49th Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show
Georgetown, Ohio
Antique/craft/flea market, 4 parades, tractors, engines & equipment, Sunday antique car show, camping & RV sites, baby costume contest, entertainment, antique and garden tractor pulls, covered bridge, log cabin livin’, threshing, sawmill, rock crushing, canning, broom making, grist mill, block making, shingle mill, blacksmith, etc.
http://www.ovams.com/

August 9, 2019 12th 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.
http://felctiffin.org/

August 9-11, 2019 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 9-11, 2019
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/

August 10, 2019
Backyard Bash – Fairfield, Ohio
Summer is in full swing, and it’s time to relax, soak up the sun, and, more importantly, eat delicious food! With over 40 booths serving Bacon, Cheese, Barbecue, Seafood and much, much more, your options are vast, with over 200 products to sample! Sip on a refreshing sample from our Craft Beer Garden or purchase a mouthwatering summer cocktail at one of The Oscar Event Center bars. This will be our largest summer extravaganza, so why not start a new summer tradition with family and friends? Plus, if you find something you love, every product sampled in the show can be purchased inside Jungle Jim’s! So the festival really goes on all year long!

https://junglejims.com/backyard-bash-2/

Ohio Festivals – July 12-21, 2019

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July 12-20, 2019 14th Ohio Brew Week Festival – Athens, Ohio
Ohio Brew Week celebrates Ohio’s diverse microbrews during the weeklong festival. You can enjoy more than 200 craft beers from 40 Ohio microbreweries. Events include craft brew cooking competiton, Brew BQ Cookoff, homebrew competition, and Boogie on the Bricks.
https://ohiobrewweek.com/

July 19-20, 2019
Marietta Sweet Corn Festival
Marietta, Ohio
Come enjoy hot buttered Ohio sweet corn served fresh on the cob and piping hot. Bring the whole family to experience a wide variety of delicious foods prepared by our local restaurants, events for all ages, contests galore, farm animals, historical exhibits and non-stop entertainment!
http://www.mariettasweetcorn.com/

July 19-21, 2019 – Jazz & Rib Fest – Columbus, Ohio
The Jazz & Rib Fest has become one of the most anticipated traditions in Columbus–thanks to hot ribs, cool jazz and great fans!
https://www.hotribscooljazz.org/

July 20, 2019 – Ukranian Village Festival – Parma, Ohio
Hosted by St. Vladimir Cathedral, the event will offer Ukrainian Foods including Perogies, Stuffed Cabbage, and Borscht. There will be Ukrainian entertainment including dancers, music, displays and demonstrations of Ukrainian art and crafts.
https://www.stvladimirs.org/festival.html

Ohio Festivals June 13-16, 2019

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June 13-15, 2019 16th Annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival
Avon, Ohio
Annual three-day event celebrates duct tape, its enthusiasts and its wacky and fun uses. The festival also honors the history and heritage of the city that is proclaimed the “Duct Tape Capital” of the world – Avon, Ohio – the home of Duck brand duct tape. From sculptures and fashion to games and a parade, everything at the festival revolves around duct tape and the wonderful City of Avon.
https://www.duckbrand.com/festival/2019-avon-heritage-duck-tape-festival

 

June 13-16, 2019 59th Annual Kirtland Kiwanis Strawberry Festival
Kirtland, Ohio
Some of the events and activities include a food court featuring strawberry shortcakes, a strawberry pie contest, Miss Kirtland contest, rides, flea market and a parade.
https://www.kirtlandkiwanis.org/strawberryfestival

 

June 14-15, 2019 International Craft Beer Festival – Fairfield, Ohio
We’re exploring the world of craft beer this Father’s Day Weekend with our biggest beer event of the year! Jungle Jim’s International Craft Beer Festival is a two-night celebration of all things craft beer – brought to you by our award winning Beer Department, one of the Top 5 Beer Retailers in the country!
https://junglejims.com/calendar/

 

June 14-16, 2019 Festival of the Fish – Vermillion, Ohio
Theme for 2019: Hawaiian Luau. A reunion of family & friends. We feature daily entertainment, fresh Lake Erie perch sandwiches, kid’s games, food & craft booths, and parade, lighted boat parade, sand castle building contest, crazy craft races, and queen’s pageant.
http://vermilionchamber.net/festivals/fish-festival/

 

June 14-16, 2019 Versailles Poultry Days – Versailles, Ohio
The 68th annual event will have chicken dinners, entertainment, Miss Chick and Little Miss Poultry Days contests, rides and games for all ages, two parades, kiddie tractor pull, 5K Run, arts, crafts, flower, and photography shows, and the greatest Ultimate Frisbee Tournament in the world! Attendance: 25,000.
http://www.versaillespoultrydays.com/

 

June 15, 2019 Wine, Jazz & Art Fest – Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio
Ohio’s largst Free Admission Wine Festival.
http://www.oldfirehousewinery.com/events.shtml#events

International Craft Beer Festival June 14 – 15, 2019

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International Craft Beer Festival
June 14 and 15 | 7:30pm to 10:30pm Early Admission begins at 6:30pm
Where: The Oscar Event Center
5440 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, OH 45014
Cost: $25-$55

It’s All About the Beer!
Mark your calendars Father’s Day Weekend for one of the largest and longest-running Beer Festivals in Cincinnati: Jungle Jim’s International Craft Beer Fest!

The International Craft Beer Festival, taking place at Oscar Event Center, is a two-night spectacle that we want to be “All About The Beer.” Year-round, we love educating, we love sharing, and, of course, we love beer! The International Craft Beer Festival is your chance to enjoy all of those things at once. There will be limited early admission tickets for those looking to get a head start and avoid some of the crowd. General admission tickets will be available to make sure everyone who wants to enjoy this truly spectacular show will be able to. And if you’re a part of our Brew Crew, be on the lookout for some exclusives that only you’ll have access to. Interested in becoming a Brew Crew member? Sign up here! It’s totally free, with newsletters all about the best and tastiest in the beer world, straight from our Beer Experts on the floor!

We’ll have over 100 breweries showcasing more than 400 beers, including a few unique brews you won’t be able to find at your typical beer festival. Included in the ticket price will be access to a variety of food and pub grub – we want to make sure this as full of an experience as possible. So get ready – the International Craft Beer Festival is set to fill your glasses and get your summer started right!

More Than Beer…..
Food
Every ticket comes complete with a complimentary picnic-style meal. When you go through the food line, you’ll receive a BBQ beef sandwich, potato chips, coleslaw or potato salad, and a bottle of water.

Cigars
One of our cigar experts will be selling a selection of world-class cigars from Jungle Jim’s Humidor. You’re encouraged to take your smoke and your beer sample out onto the terrace to enjoy the classic pairing.

Souvenirs and Charity
We’ll be selling International Craft Beer Festival t-shirts at our Souvenir’s Table in addition to more beer paraphernalia than you can possibly imagine! All proceeds from the sales at the Charity Table will be donated to a worthy cause.

https://junglejims.com/craft-beer-festival-2/

CINCINNATI’S 52nd ANNUAL SUMMERFAIR FINE ARTS and CRAFTS FAIR

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CINCINNATI’S 52nd ANNUAL SUMMERFAIR FINE ARTS and CRAFTS FAIR

Date And Time
Fri, May 31, 2019, 2:00 PM – Sun, Jun 2, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT

Location – Coney Island
6201 Kellogg Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45230

* Summerfair Cincinnati is returning to Coney Island this weekend for its 47th year.

* From May 30 to June 1, the fair will feature more than 300 artists and craftspeople, regional performers and a variety of food vendors.

* There will also be a youth arts area where children can participate in entertainment and hands-on activities.

We would like to welcome everyone to this year’s Summerfair. This event requires the hard work, dedication and a love of art from hundreds of volunteers — both members and outside volunteers.

The Fair showcases some of the best artists in 10 categories from all over the country. Art comes in all forms and as you walk the grounds of this beautiful location, we’re sure you will be entertained by the sounds of music, dancing and even an area for the children in youth arts, where they can express their creativity. With all the excitement, make sure you stop by and grab a bite to eat from one of our food artists in the gourmet food area. If you have any questions, please stop one of the Summerfair members wearing a green polo shirt.

Free Parking!

We’ll see you rain or shine!

Enjoy the Fair and thanks again for coming!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summerfair-2019-tickets-60028506880

Ohio Festivals March 1 – 3, 2019

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March 1-3, 2019
27th Annual 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.
http://www.bockfest.com/

 

March 2-3 & 9-10, 2019 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.
https://www.ohiomaple.org/maple-madness.html

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