Full Festival and Event List

 April Festivals and Events

Geauga County Maple Festival (Cancelled)

April 22-25, 2021

While our event will not have rides, entertainment, events and contests, join us for our famous Maple Stirs in a take out/drive through concession event.

Pike County Dogwood Festival (No festival in 2021)

The Pike County Dogwood Festival celebrates the "Legend of the Dogwood Tree" in beautiful and quaint Piketon, Ohio. Our festival takes place during the last full weekend in April while the Dogwood trees are in full bloom. We celebrate by promoting the history of the area while offering fellowship through our many different events such as Live Entertainment, 5K Run, Contests and much more.

 May Festivals and Events

Wild Turkey Festival

May 6-9, 2021

The streets of downtown McArthur come alive with food, music, and fun for the whole family during the annual Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival. Enjoy free nightly entertainment on the Main Stage, carnival rides and games, a car show, and karaoke and baby contests. Grand Parade is Saturday at 6:00 PM. Special fun for Kids' Day on Sunday.

Moonshine Festival

May 28-31, 2021

Located in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, this festival features a working Moonshine Still Display, Straitsville Special Moonshine, local history museum, flea market vendors, moonshine burgers, moonshine pie, carnival rides and games, free entertainment, good food, souvenirs, talent show, Cruise-In, and 2 parades concluding with the Grand Parade on Memorial Day.

Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival

May 27-31, 2021

The Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival gets underway at picturesque Waterworks Park on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie in Port Clinton. An array of free live concerts, Kids Fishing Derby, Grande Parade, educational programs and activities, Walleye 5K Run and Walk, carnival rides, and more than 130 vendors from around the nation all make this event one of Ohio's premier outdoor weekend celebrations.

Feast of the Flowering Moon

May 28-30, 2021

Started in 1984, the festival is held over Memorial Day Weekend. Yoctangee Park, in historic downtown Chillicothe, makes a perfect setting for this wonderful three-day event featuring Native Americans with music, dancing, traders and exhibits, a mountain men encampment, arts and crafts with over 80 crafters, and commercial exhibits. Continuous entertainment, food, games, and contests for all. All events free to the public!

Oak Hill Festival of Flags

May 28-31, 2021

Our festival celebrates community and patriotism, and features rides, a variety of food vendors, craft and novelty items, and an art and quilt show. A wide variety of performers provide entertainment throughout the weekend. Entertainment is free. We wrap up the festival with a car show on Memorial Day.

Newark Strawberry Festival (Cancelled)

May 29-31, 2021

Our event features rides, games, crafts, food and terrific entertainment providing the entire family with many exciting things to do, see, and taste. A "must try" is our delicious Strawberry Shortcake served with locally made creamy Velvet Ice Cream. Hosted by Newark Kiwanis Club, proceeds help fund Camp O'Bannon, a summer camp for underprivileged children.

Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival (Cancelled)

May 29-31, 2021

Held on the grounds of Energy Coop and Velvet Ice Cream Co., this festival features fun for the entire family, over 90 artisans exhibiting their crafts, great food, ice cream, pony rides, car and motorcycle shows, magic show, entertainment every day, Saturday parade in Village of Utica. Lots of contests including ice cream eating, balloon and egg tosses, kiddie tractor pull. Shuttle service from parking lot to festival grounds.

 June Festivals and Events

Deercreek Dam Days (Cancelled)

June 2-5, 2021

Nestled in the Village of Williamsport, in Pickaway County, the Deercreek Dams Days Festival is fun for the whole family. Live music, food, games, and rides for all ages. Saturday features Kidsfest, free for all. Parades and royalty contests nightly. Come on down and get your summer started! Admission is free!

Dennison Railroad Festival

June 2-5, 2021

The Dennison Railroad Festival will be held in the beautifully restored Historic Center Street District, taking in our gazebo and Historic (National Landmark) Railroad Depot Museum. Four fun-filled days of amusement rides, food, games, activities, train exhibit and entertainment for all ages.

Troy Strawberry Festival (Cancelled)

June 5-6, 2021

Join us for the Troy Strawberry Festival! Over 200 arts and crafts exhibitors, non-stop entertainment on two stages and so much more! Enjoy a variety of food and delicious strawberry delights. We're a fun festival for all ages that you won't want to miss. Located in beautiful historic downtown Troy and along the Great Miami River. Hours: Saturday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. We hope to see you there!

Commercial Point Homecoming (Cancelled)

June 10-12, 2021

Located 10 miles south of Columbus, we are famous for our delicious ocean perch sandwich. Our event includes a fun-filled midway, rides, games, great food, free entertainment, car show, and excitement for everyone. Enjoy spectacular fireworks on Friday at 10:00 PM, top name concerts Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM, Grand Parade on Saturday at 11:00 AM featuring festival queens from across Ohio, or come relax at our beer garden.

Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival

June 10-12, 2021

One of Ohio's longest continuous Hot Air Balloon festivals, we are a free, family-friendly event featuring morning and evening hot air balloon launches (weather permitting), live musical entertainment, a hot air balloon night glow and fireworks. Our midway features rides for all ages plus a large variety of food vendors and craft and gift show. The Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival is held at Coshocton County Fairgrounds.

Brunswick Summer Celebration (No festival in 2021)

Fireworks, large midway by Bates Brothers Amusements, contests, local and regional entertainment, commercial vendors, great food, Beer Garden, Instant Bingo and Grand Parade are some of the things you will experience at the Brunswick Summer Celebration. Fireworks: Thursday at 10:00 PM. Grand Parade: Sunday at 2:00 PM.

Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival (Cancelled)

June 17-19, 2021

Join us for the Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival where we celebrate Avon's heritage while having fun with DuckTape. There's something for everyone - DuckTape activities, great fair food, crafters, vendors, games, carnival rides, free live entertainment and more! Be sure to check out the parade on Saturday morning that include DuckTape floats.

Shreve Swampfest

June 17-19, 2021

The Shreve Swampfest is a 3-day festival that takes place the 3rd weekend in June. Shreve is located just west of the Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area - a 5,500 acre wetland. Locals have referred to the marsh as the "Shreve Swamps" for generations. The festival includes rides, games, entertainment, food, a military parade, raffle drawings and fireworks. Come join the fun!

Festival of the Fish

June 18-20, 2021

Join us in downtown Vermilion for the 55th annual Festival of the Fish featuring FREE daily entertainment, live music & free admission, kids games, food and marketplace, fireworks (Friday), parade (Sunday). Lighted boat parade, sandcastle building contest, crazy craft race, Queen's pageant, Firefighter's water fights!

Willard Festival in the Park

June 23-26, 2021

Join us in Willard for our annual Festival in the Park as the community comes together to celebrate with four evenings of family-friendly entertainment. Activities include free family-friendly shows, nightly bands, sports tournaments, vintage baseball, food, parade, carnival rides and more.

London Strawberry Festival

June 24-26, 2021

Our festival takes place Thursday through Saturday following Father's Day in downtown London. We feature a variety of strawberry foods. Enjoy our delicious strawberry shortcake, games, rides, free nightly entertainment, open baby contest, royalty contest, queen's luncheon, parade, crafts, car show, AC Cobra Car Show benefiting Cystic Fibrosis & Young Eagles event, unique attractions & shops. Join us for a "berry" good time.

Cy Young Days

June 25-27, 2021

Although Cy Young was born near Gilmore and lived most of his life near Peoli he considered Newcomerstown his hometown. Every year on the 4th weekend in June we hold the Cy Young Days Festival in honor of the Baseball Great! We have a parade featuring a former Cy Young Award winner as Grand Marshall, the Cy Young Run, rides, games, queen's luncheon, Fast Pitch game, talent show, pet show, car show, bands, food and fun!!

Lorain International Festival (Cancelled)

June 26-28, 2021

The Lorain International Festival is held the last full weekend in June, and celebrates the rich diversity and ethnic heritage of the "Melting Pot" city, Lorain, Ohio. The festival is held along the Black River and the shores of Lake Erie. Come celebrate this one-of-a-kind festival and our "International City" through ethnic food, crafts, and entertainment!

Ashville 4th of July Celebration

June 30 - July 4, 2021

Come celebrate our nation's independence in Ashville. Our five-day celebration features our famous fish fry where we'll be frying over 2,500 lbs of perch. Free entertainment daily, three parades including the Grand Parade at 11:00 AM on July 4th, lots of great food and a large midway make Ashville the place to be. Fireworks at 10:00 PM on July 4th.

 July Festivals and Events

Ashville 4th of July Celebration

June 30 - July 4, 2021

Come celebrate our nation's independence in Ashville. Our five-day celebration features our famous fish fry where we'll be frying over 2,500 lbs of perch. Free entertainment daily, three parades including the Grand Parade at 11:00 AM on July 4th, lots of great food and a large midway make Ashville the place to be. Fireworks at 10:00 PM on July 4th.

First Town Days

July 1-4, 2021

One of the most entertaining festival in Ohio happens over the 4th of July holiday. Featured in this four-day event are: Grand Parade, 5K run, Seniors Day, Family Day, Junior Superstars, softball and wiffleball tournaments, car show, fireworks, live entertainment nightly, and a midway full of delicious food and entertaining games. Fun for the entire family!

Gallipolis River Recreation Festival

July 2-3, 2021

The Gallipolis River Recreation Festival is the annual 4th of July celebration in Gallia County, Ohio. Taking place each year in the historic Gallipolis City Park, activities during the festival include: live entertainment, inflatables, concessions, vendors and special games for kids.

Ontario 4th Of July

July 3, 2021

This one-day event celebrates our nation's independence and our armed forces veterans and active service men and women. The annual Frog-Jump Competition is our feature event and always a great time. We have a large kid's area, petting zoo, 5k run, food vendors, large parade, pizza and hot wing eating contests and a prize raffle! At 10:00 PM, we have a fantastic firework show and simulcast by Mix-106 in Ontario. Come join us for a great family-friendly event!

Ohio Hills Folk Festival

July 7-10, 2021

Visit the hills of southeastern Ohio and help celebrate the Ohio Hills Folk Festival. This event includes free entertainment, Kiddie Parade, Mile Long Parade, Queens Parade, a car show, flea market, craft hall, 5K run, children's bike race, and museum and country store.

Summit County Italian American Festival (Cancelled)

July 9-10, 2021

Come join us for 3 days of live tribute bands, delicious food, and great fun. Voted "Best Festival" by the Akron Beacon Journal for 10 years in a row! Other events include childrens entertainment, Andrea Teodosio 5K Run, scholarship breakfast, Catholic Mass, and a spectacular fireworks display. Free admission.

Miami Valley Steam Threshers Association

July 15-18, 2021

Located in the beautiful Pastime Park, the Miami Valley Steam Threshers will feature International Harvester, hosting IH Collectors Ohio Chapter 6 Club. Families will not only be able to enjoy our large display of tractors, steam and gas engines, but also watch them being used in our demonstrations through the day. Lawn mower pulls, grand parade, touch-a-truck/tractor, spark shows, tractor/truck pulls and much more is included in the $5 admission.

Greene Countrie Towne Festival

July 16-18, 2021

Are you looking for something to do with your family and friends? Then come enjoy one of the most entertaining festivals in Ohio that takes place the 3rd weekend every July. Every year thousands of people come to Greenfield, Ohio to enjoy the Greene Countrie Towne Festival. For three days you can come to downtown Greenfield and check out the different activities that are planned each day of the festival.

Celina Lake Festival

July 23-25, 2021

Located in downtown Celina and on the beautiful shore of Grand Lake, we are a free, fun-filled family event featuring food, crafts, and entertainment. Our Friday night schedule includes fireworks, Amphicar Swim-in and a Cruise-in. Saturday features a car show, boat poker run, and our parade at 6:30 PM. Sunday concludes the event with a kiddie fishing derby, and kiddie and adult tractor pulls.

 August Festivals and Events

Carey Fest

August 6-7, 2021

Celebrating 40 years of good food, great music, and hometown fun and games! Carey Fest features regional and local entertainment, games, rides, food, demonstrations, magic, and a wide array of music in downtown Carey. Other events include: 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Twilight 5K race, Civil War encampment and much more. Our parade begins at 3:00 PM on Saturday.

Garrettsville SummerFest

August 6-8, 2021

Featuring three stages of entertainment, fireworks, huge Tractor Parade, Grand Parade, 5K run/1-mile fun walk to benefit Children's Glioma Cancer, Garrettsville Idol emceed by Lil' John Rinaldi, eating contests, car cruise, Kid's Funland featuring rides and games, and a huge 50/50 raffle.

Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show

August 12-15, 2021

Come out and see our antique machinery in action: steaming corn, block making, rock crushing, sawmill, shingle mill, veneer machine, blacksmith shop, plowing, threshing and more. Tractors, engines and equipment featured for 2021 will be Cockshutt and Oliver Tractors, Oil Field Engines, along with Oliver and Jacobsen Garden Tractors. Daily demonstrations and four parades, along with antique and garden tractor pulls, antiques, crafts inside and out, flea market, entertainment, on-site camping, and the Old Village featuring a covered bridge, log cabin and general store.

North Ridgeville Corn Festival

August 13-15, 2021

Our festival features Amish style sweet corn, free admission and parking, musical entertainment, air-conditioned comfort and handicapped facilities at the Senior Center with an arts & crafts show, rides, games, and lots of food. Friday - opening ceremonies and fireworks, Saturday - kid's games, car show, corn eating contest and horseshoe tournament; Sunday - Grand Parade.

Nelsonville Parade of the Hills

August 18-21, 2021

The festival is held on Nelsonville's Public Square. Enjoy family entertainment, regional art, concessions, midway and carnival. Pie Contest & Auction, 5K run, Kid's Street Games, Kid's Athletic Day, Ohio State Fiddling Contest and free entertainment on 2 stages. Three separate parades, each beginning at 6:00 PM: Wednesday's Welcome Home Parade, Thursday's Bicycle Parade and Saturday's Grand Parade.

Pemberville Free Fair

August 18-21, 2021

Come visit us at one of the last free fairs in Ohio! We feature two parades and offer a mix of animals, flowers, produce, quilts, needlework, bingo, hobbies, rides and wonderful food. Free entertainment for all ages on the main stage nightly. There are lots of great family fun activities and events to enjoy.

Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival

August 19-21, 2021

Visit the streets of Downtown Bucyrus for "Ohio's Eatingest Festival." Visitors can sample tons of locally produced fire roasted Bratwurst, as well as various other cuisine from over 100 vendors. Featuring continuous free entertainment, daily parades, rides for all ages, a 5k color fun run, an art show, several area beer gardens, a cheerleading competition, and more! There are also other area events such as a bike ride, softball tournaments, and golf outings.

Lexington Blueberry Festival

August 19-22, 2021

The Blueberry Festival is a four-day event held each August centered around family-friendly events and of course, blueberries! Every year brings more activities and entertainment for festival goers to enjoy, including noteworthy bands and top-notch entertainment. The festival features rides, contests, vendors, locally made crafts, and a variety of blueberry foods. Events include glow and 5K runs, themed Thursday evening parade, children's blueberry games, pageant, car show, Saturday fireworks, and Sunday parade.

Ohio Rural Heritage Festival

August 26-28, 2021

The Ohio Rural Heritage Association is a non-profit corporation committed to promoting, preserving and celebrating Ohio's rural history by creating family-oriented, educational, and entertainment experiences, including the Ohio Rural Heritage Festival celebrated on the banks of the beautiful Ohio River.

 September Festivals and Events

Millersport Sweet Corn Festival

September 1-4, 2021

Enjoy hot dripping ears of sweet corn, large midway, tractor pulls, square dancing, contests, clogging, heritage village, and lots of festive foods. Grand parade on Wednesday at 6:00 PM; Nashville country music shows on Friday and Saturday at 8:30 PM; and 5K run on Saturday at 9:00 AM. Admission is free, fee for parking. Come see why we are earresistible!

Portsmouth River Days

September 2-5, 2021

Our four-day festival features free entertainment with national acts, children's activities, festival food, arts and crafts vendors, and more! On Saturday, plan to attend Ohio's largest daytime parade at 11:00 AM followed by the queen's pageant located on the campus of Shawnee State University at 6:00 PM. See you on the river!

Obetz Zucchini Festival

September 3-6, 2021

On Labor Day weekend,Fortress Obetz hosts the biggest party in Central Ohio - the Obetz Zucchinifest. The Zucchinifest features national entertainment, rides, a car show, merchants, and lots of food! Labor Day is Kids' Day featuring COSI, Columbus Zoo, ride specials, and more. Don't miss the zucchini craft beer brewed locally by BrewDog.

Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival (Cancelled)

September 4-6, 2021

Family festival, free admission, live music, queen's pageant, kid's games, carnival rides, arts & crafts, food vendors, car show, and Labor Day parade.

Milan Melon Festival

September 4-6, 2021

Celebrate Labor Day weekend at the Milan Melon Festival with a Grand Parade including OFEA royalty on Sunday at 2:00 PM, Monday's 5K run (all ages), plus a children's pedal tractor pull. Three days of arts & crafts, rides, free entertainment, and food for all. Come enjoy our Famous Muskmelon Ice Cream and Watermelon Sherbet. THE SWEETEST AND BEST MELONS ARE IN MILAN.

West Jefferson Ox Roast

September 4-6, 2021

Join us Labor Day weekend at the Ox Roast. We have entertainment, food, rides, games, arts & crafts. Grand Parade Saturday at Noon, kiddie pedal pull, queens and baby contests, food eating contests, car show, bicycle tour, 5K run and much more. Monday we feature our famous "Ox Roast" sandwiches. We cook 5,000 pounds of beef in a 120-foot long pit. If you like roast beef, this is THE place to be.

Ohio Hill Country Festival

September 7-11, 2021

The Ohio Hill Country Festival is held Tuesday through Saturday after Labor Day on the downtown streets to celebrate everything Appalachian. We offer a Karaoke Contest, Coal Miner Olympics, a Wednesday Hometown Parade and a Saturday Grand Parade, baby contest, mini queen contest, car and motorcycle show, line dancing, FREE entertainment nightly rides, games, great food and a down home hospitality in Historic Downtown Wellston.....everyone's Hometown since 1873.

Columbiana Street Fair

September 9-11, 2021

The Columbiana Street Fair sponsored by the American Legion Post 290 takes place in historic downtown Columbiana featuring 25+ food vendors, 50+ crafters, free entertainment, photo contest, bingo, cash drawings each night, rides for the family, and our famous Street Fair Burgers. Festivities begin with the Fireman's Parade on Thursday at 6:15 PM lead by the American Legion's own Color Guard. Join us at the "State Fair of the Street Fairs"!

Marion Popcorn Festival

September 9-11, 2021

Held the first weekend after Labor Day, the Popcorn Festival kicks off Thursday night with a 200+ unit parade at 6:00 PM. Over 200 concessionaires and crafts, free Senior Show Thursday at the Palace Theater at 2:00 PM. FREE big name entertainment on the main stage nightly at 8:30 PM, Corn Toss tournament, rides, pageants and more.

Lithopolis Honeyfest

September 10-11, 2021

The Lithopolis Honeyfest is a non-profit event with a mission to educate visitors about the art and science of apiculture and to raise public awareness of the importance of the Honey Bee. Free admission, parking/shuttle, entertainment and craft activities for children. Learn about Honey Extraction and see the famous Bee Beard. Contest for Honey Mead, Photography, Honey Bake Off and the Lithopolis Ambassador contest.

Columbus Oktoberfest

September 10-12, 2021

The Columbus Oktoberfest is three days of food, fun, beer, entertainment, and arts & crafts. The Columbus Oktoberfest is held at the Ohio Expo Center with free admission (paved parking charged). Authentic open air pavilions (historic century old buildings) offer over 100,000 square feet of covered space. Eat, drink, Polka and never get wet! Columbus Oktoberfest also features free children's activities in the beautiful Natural Resources Park.

Crestline Harvest Festival

September 16-18, 2021

Since 1972, The Crestline Harvest Festival is the official kickoff to Autumn in North Central, Ohio. This Three-Day Festival opens with a Queen's Pageant and local entertainment on Thursday. Midway opens at noon on Friday. Great entertainment nightly. Contests start at 10:00 AM Saturday and Parade at 3:30 PM. Many rides, games, food vendors, crafters, and a beer garden. We hope you will join us.

Arts in the Alley

September 17-19, 2021

Held the third weekend of September, Friday evening's festivities will run from 5-9 pm and include the opening night of The Voice of Grove City. Parade 9:30 AM Saturday. Featuring 120 juried arts/crafts vendors; 5 specialty shows with cash and ribbon awards: Fine Art, Photography, Craft, Youth Art and Quilts. One $2,000 Purchase Award from any medium depicting Grove City's past/present/future. NEW Voice of Grove City contest pays $2,500+. Kids Fun Street features free "make and take" art. Live entertainment. 20 food concessions. Free entry/parking.

Clyde Fair

September 17-19, 2021

The Clyde Fair, held in downtown Clyde, takes place Friday - 5:00 PM - Midnight, Saturday - Noon - Midnight, and Sunday - Noon - 7:00 PM. Featuring rides, games, concessions, and free entertainment. Other activities include 5K run and parade on Saturday; Bingo on Saturday & Sunday; annual go-kart race on city streets, children's tractor pull, and car show on Sunday.

Lake Shore Park Rib Burn Off

September 17-19, 2021

The Ashtabula Township Park Commission presents "Ashtabula County's Original" Lake Shore Park Rib Burn Off. Featuring live music each day, a Kidz Zone with inflatables and the Ashtabula Twp. Fire Dept. Safety House, and of course, all the tasty ribs from national & local rib teams and all the favorite fair foods families love! Located on the shores of Lake Erie, come join us for some great food, entertainment, and fireworks! Free parking & admission!

Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival (Cancelled)

September 17-21, 2021

Come explore an 1800's Living History Village and take a walk back in time including period food and crafts. Our downtown portion of the festival includes a parade on Saturday at 10:30 AM, live entertainment throughout the weekend, and our heritage Block with authentic food and entertainment. Downtown also features rides and crafts for kids, as well as many options for all ages.

Johnny Appleseed Festival

September 18-19, 2021

The Johnny Appleseed Festival takes place in our historic square and features 40+ food vendors, 50+ crafters, entertainment, quilt show, art show, photography contest, pet parade, and rides for your enjoyment. Festivities begin on Sunday with a 5K run at 9:00 AM followed by the Grand Parade at 11:00 AM. Local organization provide apple specialties like old fashioned apple butter, apple ice cream, dumpling, fritters, and an apple pie baking contest.

Jackson Apple Festival

September 21-25, 2021

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 23-26, 2021

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 and runs through Sunday 5:00 PM. Featuring free entertainment, agricultural displays, a giant parade on Saturday at 2:00 PM, car show, crafts, rides, games, concessions, and 5K run & walk.

Geneva Area Grape Jamboree (Cancelled)

September 25-26, 2021

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.

 October Festivals and Events

Atwood Area Fall Festival

October 1-3, 2021

There is "something for everyone" at the annual Atwood Area Fall Festival located at beautiful Atwood Lake Park and new & improved campground in Mineral City. The festival attracts a wide audience with mouth watering foods, a variety of music and entertainment. Find one of a kind gifts and home decor at one of 125 homemade craft booths. Rounding out the festival are hands on displays, Sunday Car Show, interpretive demonstrations, kids contests, and exhibits.

Ohio Swiss Festival

October 1-2, 2021

Born in 1953 as a way to promote the Swiss Cheese Industry and Sugarcreek was the Ohio Swiss Festival. Polka music, Swiss cheese, Troyer's trail bologna and traditional Swiss costumes are features. With three parades - Kiddie, Antique Car, and Grand - as well as wine, Steintossen, and amusement rides, there is something for everyone.

Beaver Oktoberfest

October 7-10, 2021

The Beaver Oktoberfest is located in southern Ohio and is held the first full weekend in October. This is a free family-oriented festival full of events for those of all ages to enjoy. Some of the events included are Car Show, craft vendors, pumpkin decorating contest, corn hole tournament, kiddie tractor pulls, along with music entertainment throughout the weekend.

Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival

October 9-10, 2021

Visit our 19 beautiful covered bridges including the longest one in the USA, and support many local non-profits. Free entrance! Enjoy entertainment, parade, fair food, antique engines, crafts and souvenirs. Visit with our royalty. Free driving tour maps available. Our office located at 25 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson OH 44047 is open year-round.

Holmes County Antique Festival

October 9-10, 2021

Held the 5th weekend after Labor Day in historic Millersburg. Events occur on and around the Courthouse lawn. We feature an Antique Market, arts and crafts, entertainment, kids activities and much more! Saturday hosts entertainment, a 5K run and walk, classic and antique car show, followed with a Car and Fireman's Parade. Sunday hosts the Grand Parade, open markets, and entertainment.

Oak Harbor Apple Festival

October 9-10, 2021

The Apple Festival is held annually in downtown Oak Harbor with over 25,000 visitors and all activities located within a two block area. On Saturday, witness the Grand Parade, Cornhole Tournament, Talent Show and beer tent entertainment. Sunday brings the classic car show, 5K, Kids 1 Mile, and local performers. There is an indoor craft show, mechanical rides and over 130 vendors. Free admission and $1 shuttle from the high school.

Ohio Sauerkraut Festival

October 9-10, 2021

The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival has grown from a small local event in 1970 to one of the premiere craft festivals in the nation. We jury our 450+ vendors to ensure that all items are handcrafted and select items based on quality and variety. Unique food offerings range from sauerkraut pizza to fudge. Visitors return year after year to sample their favorites, making this festival a favorite Midwest destination.

Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival

October 15-17, 2021

The Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival celebrates the beauty and bounty of the harvest season in America's Canal Town. Walk among the beautiful 1800's restored homes and businesses while visiting craft and arts vendors, enjoying children's games, and savoring apple butter cooked over an open fire. Enjoy live music all three days including bluegrass and traditional Appalachian favorites. Tickets available online. Parking is free.

Fall Festival of Leaves

October 15-17, 2021

Festivities include arts, crafts, entertainment, flea market, midway, parades, antique tractor show, log sawing contest, antique & classic car show, 5k run, and an opportunity to drive the four self-guided scenic tours. Open daily at 10:00 AM. Parade Sunday at 2:30 PM. Located on US Rt 50 in south central Ohio.

Circleville Pumpkin Show

October 20-23, 2021

The "Greatest Free Show on Earth" begins with the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-in on Wednesday at 9:15 AM at Court & Main Streets. Two parades daily, Wednesday-Friday at 3:30 PM & 8:00 PM, and Saturday's OFEA Queens Parade at 8:00 PM. Featured: pumpkins, gourds, squash, pumpkin foods, contests, various exhibits, and entertainment. Hours: 10:00am-11:00pm.

 November Festivals and Events

Jingle Bell Luminary Parade Weekend

Celebrate the Holiday Season during this fun filled event. Local Variety Show on Friday; Saturday enjoy a 5K run, craft show, Christmas Open House, Wine Tasting and Art Show. Enjoy the Grand Parade with lots of lights, decorations, and luminaries lining the streets followed by lantern tours. Sunday enjoy entertainment at the museum. Food Donations accepted for Pike County Food Pantry.

 December Festivals and Events

Dalton Holiday Festival

Dec. 4-5, 2021

The Dalton Holidays Festival has provided the Christmas Spirit to generations of visitors - young and old alike. The festival is always the first weekend in December and is comprised of various events for all age groups. Featuring the "Coolest Parade in Ohio," we showcase our own pageant, a craft show, entertainment, and the finest homemade baked goods.