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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


June 15, 2019 Wine, Jazz & Art Fest – Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio
Ohio’s largst Free Admission Wine Festival.

July 19-21, 2013 Jazz & Rib Fest – Columbus, Ohio

July 18, 2013 at 7:31 AM | Posted in Festivals, grilling, ribs | 1 Comment
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July 19-21, 2013 Jazz & Rib Fest – Columbus, OhioJazfest
The Jazz & Rib Fest has become one of the most anticipated traditions in Columbus–thanks to hot ribs, cool jazz and great fans!
The Jazz & Rib Fest is a highly anticipated summertime tradition offering both jazz and rib connoisseurs the finest in music and barbeque for more than thirty years. Building off the success of our move to the premier entertainment destination of downtown Columbus, we are thrilled to once again call The Arena District the home of hot ribs and cool jazz. McFerson Commons and North Bank Park stages will anchor the event with performances featuring the best regional and international jazz artists. The Jazz Café at North Bank Pavilion will showcase local artists on an intimate riverfront stage set against the city skyline. Award winning rib-burners representing 10 states and Canada will fire up their grills along Spring & Long Streets to compete for “Best Ribs” bragging rights.



Friday, July 19: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 20: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 21: 11:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The Arena District: North Bank Park, McFerson Commons, and Spring & Long Streets in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Click here for more details on the location.

Surrounding areas of The Arena District. Click here for more details on where to park.

Typically sunny and warm: average day time temperature 85 °F

All food vendors will be open from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 11:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Food and concessions will be available during event hours only.

Enjoy hot ribs and cool jazz on three different stages all weekend long! Click here for more details on the performance schedule.


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

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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


Banana Split Festival Wilmington, Ohio on June 8 & 9, 2012

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Join Us at the Nation’s Only
Banana Split Festival
on June 8 & 9, 2012
at J.W. Denver Williams Memorial Park Wilmington, Ohio

It features good old-fashioned fun with games and rides for everyone, crafts and collectibles, free concerts, continuous entertainment, a classic car cruise-in and car show, unique food booths, a banana split eating contest and of course the “make your own” banana split booth.

The entertainment includes classic rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, Jazz, gospel and country music concerts. New this year is the OSU Buckeye Mobile Tour and a Heather’s Hope Lickety-Split 5K run. Back this year is a weekend long baseball tournament. Lots of fun for the kids with a dunking booth, KidZone, pony rides and a variety of street games. One of the highlights of the Banana Split Festival is the make-your-own banana split booth and the Masters Competition where local chefs create their own banana split, followed by the popular Banana Split Eating contest.


Wilmington, Ohio, birthplace of the Banana Split Festival, is easily accessible from Interstate 71 or via multiple state and U.S. highways. The following provides you with general directions. You may wish to use http://www.mapquest.com for more specific driving directions to 1326 Fife Ave., Wilmington, OH 45177.

Entering Wilmington from the north or south on U.S. 68: Proceed to the downtown area, turn east (one way) on Main Street and go 6 blocks to the festival (follow signs for parking).

Entering Wilmington from the west on St. Rt. 3/U.S. 22 or St. Rt. 73: Proceed to the downtown area and then an additional 6 blocks to the festival (follow signs for parking).

Entering Wilmington from the east on St. Rt. 3/U.S. 22 or St. Rt. 73: The festival is just beyond McDonalds (follow signs for parking

I-71 (from Cincinnati), Exit 45: Turn right on St. Rt. 73 and proceed 6 miles to the downtown area and an additional 6 blocks to the festival (follow signs for parking).

I-71 (from Columbus), Exit 50: Turn left on U.S. 68 and proceed 6 miles to the downtown area, turn left on Main Street (one way) and go 6 blocks to the festival (follow signs for parking.


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