OFEA News

(updated 07/28/2016)

Attention Members! The OFEA Convention registration form and other details are now available in the Members Only section.

Welcome!

You have arrived at the home of the Ohio Festivals and Events Association. The Ohio Festivals and Events Association represent the finest community festivals and events throughout the state.

Looking for a member festival or event to attend? Find dates, location and other important information about a festival by visiting the Festivals and Events pages.

Looking for vendors, services, or entertainers for your festival or event? Visit the Associate Membership page.

Already a member Festival or Event. Visit the Members Only (password required) section for important announcements, meeting minutes, classifieds, registration forms and more.

To learn more about the Ohio Festivals and Events Association visit the About Us page.

Festivals or Events interested in becoming a member please visit the Become a Member page for information on the benefits of membership and how to apply.

Vendors and Entertainers interested in becoming an Associate Member can visit the Become An Associate Member page for more information.

Current and Upcoming Festivals

Jackson Apple Festival

September 20-24, 2016

The theme of this festival? You guessed it.....Apples! A fun filled week of great entertainment, music, food, parades, crafts, contests, and competitions. We have Apple Bobbing, Apple Peeling, Baby Stroller Races, Blizzard Eating contests, Square Dancing and much, much more. Did you know that the Jackson Apple Festival holds the World's Record for most people bobbing for apples and is also the home of the largest lighted Parade in Ohio?


Barnesville Pumpkin Festival

September 22-25, 2016

Family oriented festival on the streets of the historic village of Barnesville. Always the last full weekend of September, the festival begins Thursday 5:00 PM lasting thru Sunday 5:00 PM. Featuring free entertainment, agricultural displays, a giant parade on September 24th at 2:00 PM, car show, crafts, rides, games, concessions, and 5k Run & Walk.



Route 40 Festival

September 23-24, 2016

The Route 40 festival is held on historic Route 40 in Downtown, Hebron, Ohio. Enjoy the weekend with fun filled activities for the entire family. We feature FREE live entertainment, amusement rides and kids' activities. There are plenty of arts, crafts and other vendors to explore. As always, a great deal of delicious food and beverages are available. Other activities include a parade, Queen's Pageant, Car show, 5k Run or Walk and more.


Columbus Oktoberfest

September 23-25, 2016

The 51st Annual Columbus Oktoberfest is three days of food, fun, beer, entertainment, and arts and crafts. Oktoberfest is held at the Ohio Expo Center. Free Admission (paved parking charged). Our festival has authentic style facilities (historic century old buildings) offering over 100,000 square feet of covered space. Oktoberfest also features free children's activities at the beautiful Natural Resources Park.



Covered Bridge Bluegrass Festival

September 23-25, 2016

Join us for the 9th Annual Covered Bridge Bluegrass Festival held on the historic Pottersburg Bridge. This all-American celebration offers something for all ages. Enjoy a sunset dinner on the bridge, bluegrass music, guided bridge tours, food trucks, artisan, craft & antique booths, horse drawn wagon rides, old fashioned baseball, community church service and so much more.



Geneva Area Grape Jamboree

September 24-25, 2016

The Geneva Area Grape JAMboree celebrates the harvesting of grapes. Visitors may taste grapes, freshly squeezed grape juice, wine and various grape products. All entertainment, including "Grape Stomping", is Free. Two parades: Sat. 1:30 PM and Sun. 2:00 PM featuring Ohio Festival Queens. The art show, craft fair, concession booths, top-notch entertainment, antiques, ethnic foods, amusement rides, grand prize raffle, and interesting exhibits make this an entertaining, JAM-packed weekend for the entire family.