August 15-17, 2013 Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival – Bucyrus, Ohio

August 14, 2013 at 7:41 AM | Posted in Festivals, grilling | Leave a comment
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August 15-17, 2013 Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival – Bucyrus, OhioBucyrus Bratwurst Festival  Bucyrus, Ohio

First celebrated in the summer of 1967, this is an annual three-day event that is always held on the full third weekend of August. There are all kinds of activities to keep all ages entertained.

About the Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival
The Bratwurst Festival was first celebrated in the summer of 1967. The Bratwurst Festival is an annual 3 day event that is always held on the full third weekend of August. There are all kinds of activities to keep all ages entertained. There are daily parades, contests, auction and the FOOD! Thanks to our sponsors, there is plenty of FREE live entertainment.
http://www.bucyrusbratwurstfestival.com/

47th Annual German-American Festival – Oregon, Ohio

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August 24-26, 2012 47th Annual German-American Festival – Oregon, Ohio
The Toledo Area’s Oldest, Largest and Greatest Ethnic Festival With Authentic German Food, Beer, and Entertainment. Attendance: 30,000.

47th Annual German-American Festival 2012
Taking Place at Oak Shade Grove in Oregon, Ohio – August 24, 25 & 26, 2012

WHAT:
The 47th German-American Festival, the Toledo area’s Oldest, Largest and Greatest Ethnic Festival with authentic German Food, Beer, and Entertainment. Festival organizers expect upward from 30,000 paid attendees.

The Festival is operated by the G.A.F. Society, recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a §501(c)(3) charitable organization. It is sponsored by the seven German- and Swiss-American Societies in Toledo.

WHY:
The purpose of the German-American Festival is to promote and enhance the German and Swiss cultures as well as generates revenue to support the German and Swiss cultural center in Oregon and a wide variety of scholarship, athletic and other philanthropic programs in the Toledo area.

WHERE:
Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Road, Oregon, Ohio, just ½ mile east of Coy Road.

WHEN:
Friday, August 24, 2012: 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. (Parade and Opening Ceremonies begin at 8:00 p.m.)
Saturday, August 25, 2012: 2:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Sunday, August 26, 2012: 12:00 Noon – 11:00 p.m. with a German Language worship service at 10:30 a.m.
(Alcohol sales cease at 12:00 midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Wine and Liquor available on Sunday)
ADMISSION: General admission: $7.00 per person. Children 12 years of age and under admitted at no charge all weekend when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

http://www.gafsociety.org/Festival_Information.htm

July 20-22, 2012 Jazz & Rib Fest – Columbus, Ohio

July 19, 2012 at 11:28 AM | Posted in cooking, Festivals, Food, grilling, pulled pork, ribs | Leave a comment
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July 20-22, 2012 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!

Celebrate summer with hot ribs and cool jazz! Three stages will host the finest local, regional and international jazz artists, while barbeque pit masters serve up sizzling ribs, chicken and more. Savor the best ribs from around the country as 23 award-winning barbeque teams compete for “Best Ribs” bragging rights. Admission is FREE!

2012 Festival Hours:
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Downtown Columbus, Ohio along the Arena District riverfront in McFerson Commons and North Bank Park

http://www.hotribscooljazz.org/

July 13-15, 2012 65th Annual Italian American Festival – Akron, Ohio

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July 13-15, 2012 65th Annual Italian American Festival – Akron, Ohio
Sponsored by the Italian-American Council, the festival will offer food, contests, music, fireworks and more. Attendance: 50,000.

FRIDAY 11 AM – MIDNIGHT SATURDAY NOON – MIDNIGHT SUNDAY NOON – 9 PM
The 65th Annual Italian-American Festival begins Friday, July 13th at 11 am, and this year things are shaping up to make this the best festival yet! Download our schedule and plan to spend the whole weekend with good food, good music, and good friends at beautiful Lock 3 in downtown Akron!
Let’s see if we can make this our 4th year in a row Akron Beacon Journal readers vote us the Top Festival in Summit County in the Beacon’s Best Poll!

http://www.it-am.org/

Bolivar Strawberry Festival – Bolivar, Ohio June 7-9, 2012

June 6, 2012 at 12:02 PM | Posted in Festivals, Food, fruits, grilling | Leave a comment
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June 7-9, 2012 Bolivar Strawberry Festival – Bolivar, Ohio

Activities include pageants, strawberry eating contest, rides, entertainment, brew tent, crafters, food and the Fireman’s Parade that tops off the festival to make it a “Berry” great experience for the whole family. Father’s day weekend in June each year.

Bolivar Strawberry Festival

From 1974-1980 our little village of Bolivar held a Strawberry Festival downtown on Canal Street (then Central Avenue). The town merchants sponsored this event which, according to the local newspaper, brought in approximately 40,000 people at its highest point.

The Festival started with a Queen’s Ball on Friday night. Each year would bring a new Strawberry Festival Queen at the end of the ball. Queens must be nominated and be at least 65 years old.

The Strawberry Festival resumed bright and early Sunday mornings with a Raft Race on the Tuscarawas River. The race finished at the Route 212 Bridge in Wilkshire Hills. The Strawberry Festival continued downtown on Central Avenue with crafters, entertainment, dancing, a parade, a strawberry eating contest, and lots of food.

In 2005, the Bolivar Renaissance Assoc. revived the Bolivar Strawberry Festival to its current status on Father’s Day weekend in June. We’ve brought back the Queen’s contest and the Strawberry eating contest. Additionally, we have added a Ribs burn off and chicken barbecue along with lots of yummy strawberry treats. Area businesses and clubs also provide different types of food and activities.

Rides, entertainment, a brew tent, and crafters round out the festival. A Little Miss Shortcake Pageant for 4-6 year old girls and a Miss Berry Princess for 7-9 year old girls as well as a 5-K Run and a Fireman’s Parade tops off the festival to make it a “Berry” great experience for the whole family.

Each year should bring something new to the festival… you never know what will be added next. Come join us and see for yourself!

http://bolivarstrawberryfestival.com/

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