Ohio Festivals September 5-8, 2019

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September 5-7, 2019 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+
http://www.popcornfestival.com/

September 6-7, 2019 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 6-8, 2019 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.
http://www.italianfallfesta.com/

September 6-8, 2019 46th 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 6-8, 2019
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!!
http://www.cornfestivalonline.com/

Ohio Festivals August 28 – September 2, 2019

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August 28-31, 2019 – The Sweet Corn Festival – Millersport, Ohio
Come enjoy hot butter flavored sweet corn served fresh on the cob and piping hot. Bring the whole family to experience a wide variety of delicious foods, large midway, tractor pulls, square dancing, contests galore, farm animals, historical exhibits and top-name country music entertainers while strolling the shady Historic Lions Park.
http://www.sweetcornfest.com/

August 28-September 2, 2019 – Van Wert County Fair – Van Wert, Ohio
Includes Apple Festival, Rib Fest, Old Fashioned Farmers Days, and much more.
http://www.vanwertcountyfair.com/

August 30-31, 2019 – PigMania Hilliard State Championship BBQ, Steak and Music Festival – Hilliard, Ohio
The 2 day festival includes numerous local and national BBQ & Steak vendors selling awesome food, live bands both Friday and Saturday, a professional steak competition, a people’s choice BBQ contest, and a charity rib-off where people can sign up and judge ribs. Plus a slew of professional BBQ & Steak teams from around the country competing for over $5,000 in cash prizes. Bring your lawn chairs for the music & events! Tickets Only: $5.00 per person, $10.00 after 7:00 pm. Kids 12 and under free. **Calling everyone who can cook a great steak, enter our ACSA Pro/AM steak competition on Friday night, its only $100 entry fee and we provide the steaks for you!
https://pigmaniabbq.com/

August 30-September 2, 2019 Obetz Zucchinifest – Obetz, Ohio
The festival continues to celebrate the wonder that is the zucchini. Experience the first-class entertainment, great food and fun rides.
http://www.obetzzucchinifest.com/

August 31-September 2, 2019 West Jefferson Annual Ox Roast
West Jefferson, Ohio
Held annually over Labor Day weekend, our festival is the only festival that cooks 5,500 lbs. of beef underground. Join us for family oriented entertainment, food, rides, arts & crafts, parade, pageant, bike tour, car show, watermelon, hot dog and ice cream eating contests, and much more.
http://www.westjeffoxroast.org/index.html

August 31-September 2, 2019 Milan Melon Festival – Milan, Ohio
This celebration features rides, games, contests, antique car show, and live musical entertainment. The Grand Parade is on Sunday afternoon. The famous muskmelon ice cream and watermelon sherbet are the must-have treats. It’s all found in charming Milan, Ohio. Attendance: 50,000
https://www.shoresandislands.com/local/events/milan-melon-festival?id=24356

Ohio Festivals August 23-25, 2019

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August 23-25, 2019 54th 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 24-25, 2019 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/

Bacon Fest at Fraze Pavilion Kettering- Dayton Ohio – Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 3:00pm

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Bacon Fest 2019
Everything Goes Better with Bacon

Bacon Fest 2019 will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. at Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd. in Kettering. The festival is organized by the Restaurant Raiders, a Dayton Ohio area foodie group, and challenges restaurants to provide innovative and tried-and-true recipes featuring bacon.

FREE FESTIVAL
Gates open at 3:00 PM

FREE MUSIC IN THE PARK
3:00 PM – George Barrie Band
5:30 PM – Honey and Blue Band
8:00 PM – Pandora Effect
Don’t forget your lawn chair!
Sorry, pets and coolers are not allowed.

Free and open to the public, savor the flavor of breakfast’s favorite side item – the greatest food on planet Earth – BACON. Whether you’re in the crispy bacon or chewy bacon camp, you’ll love this summer festival.

Enjoy FREE music all festival long on the Lincoln Park stage.

This festival will allow you to sample local restaurants as they showcase all of the many ways you can baconate your meal.

The 7th Bacon Fest is brought to you by the Restaurant Raiders – a monthly foodie group that supports local restaurants.
http://fraze.com/bacon-fest-2019/

Ohio Festivals – August 15-18

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August 15-17, 2019 Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival – Bucyrus, Ohio
Brats, Beers and Cheers. 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.
http://www.bucyrusbratwurstfestival.com/

August 15-18, 2019 Lexington Blueberry Festival – Lexington, Ohio
Centered around family-friendly events and blueberries! Every year the festival adds more activities and entertainment for festival goers to enjoy. Every night includes noteworthy bands. Each day is full of rides, contests, business vendors, locally made crafts and a grand variety of blueberry foods. Festive parade, 5K Run, Highlander games, children’s blueberry games and and fireworks on Saturday.
https://lexblueberryfest.com/

August 17, 2019 – 5th Annual Ohio Eggfest – Columbus, Ohio
The Ohio Eggfest is a fundraising, cooking competition that features The Big Green Egg grill. It is free to register a cook team and there are $2,000 in cook team prizes. Tickets can be purchased to taste all of the cook teams foods. Discounted Big Green Eggs can also be purchased. 100% of all the proceeds from this event go to Cancer Research. We have raised over $85,000 in the first 3 years!
https://www.theohioeggfest.com/

August 17, 2019 111th 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.swantoncornfest.com/

August 17-18, 2019 38th Annual Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival
Fairborn, Ohio
The Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival features handmade arts and crafts. This is a family oriented alcohol-free event featuring children’s activities with free entertainment, parking, and activities. Many local and regional artisans offering handmade arts and crafts, and of course, Sweet Corn!
http://www.fairbornsweetcornfestival.org/index.html

Porkopolis Pig and Whiskey Festival – August 9-10 Cinnati, Ohio

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AUGUST 9 – 10, 2019 • THE BANKS
The Fourth Annual Porkopolis Pig and Whiskey Festival will take place down on The Banks for TWO full days of BBQ, whiskey sampling and outdoor entertainment!

FREE event with drink + food available for purchase. Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 | 5 – 10 PM
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 | NOON – 10 PM
* Benefiting Starfire

ALL AGES WELCOME. FREE ENTRY.
https://pigandwhiskeycincy.com/

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 26-28, 2019

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July 24-August 4, 2019 Ohio State Fair – Columbus, Ohio
Celebrating Ohio’s agriculture, products, and people for over 150 years, the fair includes concerts, educational exhibits, rides, competitions, and much more. Attendance is over 800,000 annually. Attendance: 800,000.
https://ohiostatefair.com/

July 26-27, 2019 Annual Canal Winchester Blues & Ribfest
Canal Winchester, Ohio
As Ohio’s only all-Blues & Rib-themed festival, this event draws serious rib and blues aficionados from around the state. Sizzling hot ribs and authentic live blues are served up on the streets of historic downtown Canal Winchester Ohio. Fun activities for children and a wine/beer garden for our Blues and Rib lovers over 21 years old will be available.
https://www.bluesandribfest.com/

July 27, 2019 Annual Sweet Corn Challenge Bicycle Festival
Richfield, Ohio
Start the day off with a free all you can eat corn cakes (pancakes) and orange drink breakfast. Ride the 100, 50, 25-mile route, or 10-mile family route through parks, valleys, and farmland. Enjoy a corn-on-the-cob & sandwich lunch, music, and more.
http://sweetcornchallenge.com/

July 27, 2019 – India Food Fair – Macedonia, Ohio
An Indian Food and cultural extravaganza. Come and experience mouth watering Indian cuisine, music, dance and a host of games and entertainment. If you are looking for a fun-filled evening for your whole family, you will not be disappointed. The event will have free entry and free parking! Time: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
https://www.indiafoodfaircleveland.com/

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 20-23, 2019

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June 20-22, 2019 London Strawberry Festival – London, Ohio
The community is to be decorated in a strawberry theme. Event includes a strawberry shortcake tent, parade, nightly entertainment, and a car show benefiting Cystic Fibrosis.
https://www.londonstrawberryfestival.com/

 

June 22-23, 2019 Mulberry Creek Herbfair – Huron, Ohio
Enjoy herbal foods, plants and vendors at the herb farm’s annual fair. This year’s focus will be on ‘France: Food, Wine & Culture’
https://mulberrycreek.com/Events/index.html

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