Full Festival and Event List

 April Festivals and Events

Geauga County Maple Festival

April 25-28, 2019

The Maple Festival is on beautiful Chardon Square and takes place the last full weekend in April celebrating the production of maple syrup. Come and see how maple syrup is made; enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes with pure Geauga County maple syrup; or treat yourself to a maple stir! Events include 2 Grand Parades, Maple Syrup Judging/Auction, Queen's Contest, Photo Contest, Arts & Crafts, Invitational Lumberjack Competition, Sap Run, Bathtub Races, Concessions, Rides and Free Entertainment.

Pike County Dogwood Festival

April 25-28, 2019

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 2-5, 2019

Help celebrate with us and watch the downtown streets of McArthur come alive with food, music and fun for the whole family. Activities include great nightly entertainment, carnival rides and games, car show, quilt show, queen's and baby contests, and Karaoke Contest. Grand Parade will be held Saturday at 6:00 p.m. followed by the crowning of the Wild Turkey Festival Queen.

Feast of the Flowering Moon

May 23-26, 2019

Started in 1984, the festival is held over Memorial Day Weekend. Yoctangee Park, in historic downtown Chillicothe, makes a perfect setting for this wonderful four-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!

Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival

May 23-27, 2019

The 39th Annual Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival gets underway from May 24th through May 28th 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, help make this even one of Ohio's premier outdoor weekend celebrations.

Moonshine Festival

May 23-27, 2019

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.

Oak Hill Festival of Flags

May 24-27, 2019

2019 marks our 27th festival which celebrates community and patriotism and features rides, a variety of food vendors, craft and novelty items, and an art and quilt show. A karaoke contest and a wide variety of performers provide entertainment throughout the weekend. Entertainment is FREE. We wrap up the festival with a Pancake Breakfast, 5k run/walk and a car show on Memorial Day.

Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival

May 25-27, 2019

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.

Deercreek Dam Days

May 29 - June 1, 2019

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

May 29 - June 1, 2019

The 40th annual 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.

Newark Strawberry Festival

May 31 - June 2, 2019

Celebrating our 36th year, we feature 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.

 June Festivals and Events

Deercreek Dam Days

May 29 - June 1, 2019

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

May 29 - June 1, 2019

The 40th annual 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.

Newark Strawberry Festival

May 31 - June 2, 2019

Celebrating our 36th year, we feature 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.

Troy Strawberry Festival

June 1-2, 2019

Join us for the 43rd annual 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. Located in beautiful historic downtown Troy and along the Great Miami River. We're a fun festival for all ages, you won't want to miss.

Commercial Point Homecoming

June 5-8, 2019

Located 10 miles south of Columbus, we are famous for our delicious "ocean perch" sandwich. Celebrating our 92nd year, the event includes a fun filled midway, rides, games, great food, free entertainment, car show, and excitement for everyone. Enjoy Spectacular FIREWORKS Friday 10:00 p.m., Top name concerts Friday and Saturday 8:00 p.m., the Grand Parade on Saturday 11:00 a.m. featuring Festival Queens from all over Ohio or just come relax at our beer garden.

Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival

June 6-8, 2019

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.

Banana Split Festival

June 7-8, 2019

Celebrate the birthplace of the banana split - Wilmington, Ohio. The annual Banana Split Festival celebrates the second weekend in June. The festival features good ole-fashioned fun with games and rides for everyone, crafts, collectibles, live music and make-your-own banana splits.

Pork Rind Heritage Festival

June 7-8, 2019

Come join us for fresh hot pork rinds at downtown Harrod. The festival runs Friday from 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM and Saturday from 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM. Free entertainment, live bands both nights, food vendors, beer garden, and free parking and admission. Parade downtown Saturday at Noon. Car Cruise-in Saturday.

Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival

June 13-15, 2019

Join us for our "Sweet 16" celebration, at the Veterans Memorial Park in Avon, OH. There's something for everyone - Duck Tape Sculptures, great fair food, crafters, vendors, games, carnival rides, free live entertainment, free parking with free shuttle service, a Duck Tape crafting tent and a parade on Saturday with Duck Tape floats. Thursday night ride the carnival rides for free or come see the classic cars at the cruise-in.

Festival of the Fish

June 14-16, 2019

Join us in downtown Vermilion for the 53rd annual Festival of the Fish featuring FREE daily entertainment & FREE admission, kids games, food and marketplace, Fireworks on Friday and parade on Sunday. Lighted boat parade, sand castle building contest, crazy craft race, Antique Wooden Boat Parade, queens pageant, fishing tournament, and firefighters water fights.

Brunswick Summer Celebration

June 19-23, 2019

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.

London Strawberry Festival

June 20-22, 2019

Our 37th anniversary 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, kiddie tractor pull, AC Cobra Car show benefiting Cystic Fibrosis, 5K race, open baby contest, royalty contest, queen's luncheon, parade, crafts, car & motorcycle show, unique attractions & shops. Join us for a "berry" good time.

Cy Young Days

June 21-24, 2019

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, Hit-a-thon, talent show, pet show, car show, bands, food and fun!!

Willard's Festival in the Park

June 26-29, 2019

Join us for our 33rd annual Festival in the Park as the community comes together to celebrate with four evenings of family-friendly entertainment. We are honored to be hosting Ohio Flags of Honor in conjunction with the festival with opening ceremony on Friday, June 28 at 7:00 PM. Other activities include nightly entertainment, carnival rides, sports tournaments, vintage baseball, bands, food, fireworks on Saturday night and more!

Garrettsville SummerFest

June 28-30, 2019

Featuring three stages of entertainment, fireworks, Ohio's Largest Tractor Parade, Grand Parade, 5k run/1-mile fun walk to benefit Children's Glioma Cancer, Garrettsville Idol emceed by Big Chuck & Lil' John, St. Ambrose Church Chicken Fest, eating contests, car cruise, Kid's Funland featuring rides and games, and a car/cash raffle.

Lorain International Festival

June 28-30, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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.

Gallipolis River Recreation Festival

July 3-4, 2019

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.

First Town Days

July 4-7, 2019

One of the most entertaining festivals in Ohio taking place over the 4th of July holiday. Also featured in this year's five-day event: Grand Parade, 5K run, Seniors Day, Family Day, Junior Superstars, Softball Tournament, Wiffleball Tournament, Car Show, Gigantic Fireworks Display, Live Entertainment nightly, and a midway full of delicious food and entertaining games. Fun for the entire family!

Ohio Hills Folk Festival

July 10-13, 2019

Visit the hills of southeastern Ohio and help celebrate the 115th Ohio Hills Folk Festival. This event includes free entertainment, Kiddie Parade, Mile Long Parade, Queens Parade, Car Show, Flea Market, Craft Hall, 5K run, Children's Bike Race, and a large fireworks display. We offer a look at both past and present with a farm museum and country store.

Summit County Italian American Festival

July 11-13, 2019

Come celebrate our 72nd annual Italian American Festival for 3 days of delicious food, live tribute bands and great fun. Voted "Best Festival" by Akron Beacon Readers for 10 years in a row! Saturday includes 5K run, Scholarship Breakfast, Catholic Mass and spectacular fireworks! Open 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM daily.

Shreve Swampfest

July 12-13, 2019

The Shreve Swamp Fest is a 2-day festival that runs the 2nd weekend of July. 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 more. Come join the fun!

Miami Valley Steam Threshers Association

July 18-21, 2019

Located in the beautiful Pastime Park in Plain City, Miami Valley Steam Threshers 70th annual Show and Reunion will feature Oliver. You will be able to enjoy not just our large display of tractors, steam and gas engines, but also watch them being used in our demonstrations throughout the day. Nightly entertainment includes tractor games, lawn mower pulls a grand parade through downtown, steam engine spark show and tractor/truck pulls, all included for a $5 admission.

Greene Countrie Towne Festival

July 19-21, 2019

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 26-28, 2019

Located in downtown Celina and on the beautiful shores of Grand Lake, 2019 marks our 59th year. 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 with over 200 cars. Saturday features a Car Show, boat poker run, a cardboard duct tape boat race, and our parade at 6:30 PM. Sunday concludes with a kiddie fishing derby and kiddie and adult tractor pulls.

 August Festivals and Events

Carey Fest

August 2-3, 2019

Carey Fest 2019 features national, regional, and local entertainment, games, rides, food, demonstrations, magic and a wide array of music beginning at 4:00 PM August 2nd in downtown Carey. Other events include: 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Twilight 5K race, Civil War encampment and much more. The Carey Fest parade begins at 3:00 PM Saturday, August 3rd.

Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show

August 8-11, 2019

Antiques, crafts, flea market, 4 parades, tractors, engines & equipment. Camping, entertainment, steamed corn, antique and garden tractor pulls, covered bridge, log cabin, general store, threshing, sawmill, rock crushing, grist mill, block making, shingle mill, blacksmith. Featuring International Harvester Tractors, Engines and Equipment.

North Ridgeville Corn Festival

August 9-11, 2019

Our 45th festival will feature Amish style sweet corn, FREE admission, parking and musical entertainment, air-conditioned comfort and handicapped facilities at the Senior Center with an Arts and Crafts show, amusement rides, games and food. Friday-opening ceremonies and fireworks; Saturday-kids games, car show, corn eating contest and horseshoe tournament; Sunday-Grand Parade.

Nelsonville Parade of the Hills

August 14-17, 2019

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 14-17, 2019

Come visit us in our 71st year, 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 and on the main stage nightly. There are lots of great family fun activities and events to enjoy.

Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival

August 15-17, 2019

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. We feature continuous free entertainment, daily parades, an arts & crafts show, rides, games several beer gardens, and a bike night, as well as a bicycle ride, 5 mile race, softball tournament, cheerleading competition, and more!

Lexington Blueberry Festival

August 15-18, 2019

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. Each night includes noteworthy bands and top notch entertainment. The festival is full of rides, contests, vendors, locally made crafts and a grand variety of blueberry foods. We also feature a 5K Run, Themed Thursday evening Parade, children's blueberry games, fireworks Saturday and Sunday Parade.

Millersport Sweet Corn Festival

August 28-31, 2019

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

August 29 - September 1, 2019

Portsmouth River Days provides entertainment, activities and fun for Southern Ohio. Located on the Ohio River, we feature midway rides, children's activities, and marketplace arts & crafts. On Saturday see Ohio's largest daytime parade at 11:00 AM, with the queen's pageant located on the campus of Shawnee State University at 6:00 PM. We offer FREE nightly entertainment including a national act on Thursday and Saturday. See you on the river!

Obetz Zucchini Festival

August 30 - September 2, 2019

Join us Labor Day weekend for the annual Zucchinifest. Located at Fortress Obetz, Zucchinifest features national entertainment, rides, a car show, merchants, and lots of food! Make sure you stop by Obetz' bread tent where we offer zucchini bread and other zucchini products for purchase. Labor Day is Kids Day featuring COSI, Columbus Zoo, and ride specials. Try our zucchini craft beer brewed locally by North High Brewing Company.

Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival

August 31 - September 2, 2019

Celebrating our 99th year! The Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival has become the oldest and largest Labor Day Festival in Ohio. Free parking, free admission, free entertainment are only a few of the reasons you should come join us! Three days of fun filled activities for the entire family including rides, games, car show, ice cream social, food vendors, craft vendors, quilt show, beer tent, parade, great entertainment and the only waterless boat races around!

Milan Melon Festival

August 31 - September 2, 2019

Celebrate Labor Day weekend at the 61st Milan Melon Festival with a Grand Parade including OFEA Royalty Sunday at 2:00 PM, Mondays' 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

August 31 - September 2, 2019

Join us Labor Day weekend for fun-filled family oriented entertainment. We have food, rides, games, arts & crafts. Grand Parade Saturday at noon, kiddie pedal pull, queens' contests, baby contest, watermelon, ice cream, and hot dog eating contests, and much more. Monday we feature our famous "Ox Roast" sandwiches. We cook 5,000 pounds of beef in-ground and last year sold 5,000 sandwiches in 5 hours. If you like roast beef, this is THE place to be.

 September Festivals and Events

Portsmouth River Days

August 29 - September 1, 2019

Portsmouth River Days provides entertainment, activities and fun for Southern Ohio. Located on the Ohio River, we feature midway rides, children's activities, and marketplace arts & crafts. On Saturday see Ohio's largest daytime parade at 11:00 AM, with the queen's pageant located on the campus of Shawnee State University at 6:00 PM. We offer FREE nightly entertainment including a national act on Thursday and Saturday. See you on the river!

Obetz Zucchini Festival

August 30 - September 2, 2019

Join us Labor Day weekend for the annual Zucchinifest. Located at Fortress Obetz, Zucchinifest features national entertainment, rides, a car show, merchants, and lots of food! Make sure you stop by Obetz' bread tent where we offer zucchini bread and other zucchini products for purchase. Labor Day is Kids Day featuring COSI, Columbus Zoo, and ride specials. Try our zucchini craft beer brewed locally by North High Brewing Company.

Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival

August 31 - September 2, 2019

Celebrating our 99th year! The Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival has become the oldest and largest Labor Day Festival in Ohio. Free parking, free admission, free entertainment are only a few of the reasons you should come join us! Three days of fun filled activities for the entire family including rides, games, car show, ice cream social, food vendors, craft vendors, quilt show, beer tent, parade, great entertainment and the only waterless boat races around!

Milan Melon Festival

August 31 - September 2, 2019

Celebrate Labor Day weekend at the 61st Milan Melon Festival with a Grand Parade including OFEA Royalty Sunday at 2:00 PM, Mondays' 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

August 31 - September 2, 2019

Join us Labor Day weekend for fun-filled family oriented entertainment. We have food, rides, games, arts & crafts. Grand Parade Saturday at noon, kiddie pedal pull, queens' contests, baby contest, watermelon, ice cream, and hot dog eating contests, and much more. Monday we feature our famous "Ox Roast" sandwiches. We cook 5,000 pounds of beef in-ground and last year sold 5,000 sandwiches in 5 hours. If you like roast beef, this is THE place to be.

Ohio Hill Country Festival

September 3-7, 2019

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 5-7, 2019

The 133rd annual Columbiana Street Fair sponsored by the American Legion Post 290 takes place in historic downtown Columbiana and features 25+ food vendors, 50+ crafters, free entertainment, photo contest, bingo, cash drawings each night, rides for the family, and our famous Street Fair Burgers. Join us at The State Fair of Street Fairs!

Marion Popcorn Festival

September 5-7, 2019

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 6-7, 2019

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 within a robust atmosphere of art, music, food, fun and people. Saving the planet.....one honey bee at a time.

Columbus Oktoberfest

September 6-8, 2019

The 54th annual Columbus Oktoberfest is three days of food, fun, beer, entertainment, and arts and crafts. Columbus Oktoberfest is held at the Ohio Expo Center. 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.

Jackson Apple Festival

September 17-21, 2019

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?

Crestline Harvest Festival

September 19-21, 2019

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.

Clyde Fair

September 20-22, 2019

The 33rd Annual Clyde Fair, held in downtown Clyde. Featuring Rides, games, concessions, and free entertainment. 5K run and Parade Saturday; Bingo Saturday and Sunday; 27th Annual go-kart race on city streets, children's tractor pull, and Car Show on Sunday.

Lakeshore Park Rib Burn Off

September 20-22, 2019

The Ashtabula Township Park Commission presents "Ashtabula County's Original" 17th Annual Lakeshore Park Rib Burn Off. Featuring live band music all three days, a kidz zone with various inflatable rides and rock climbing wall. And of course, all the tasty ribs from national and local rib teams and all the wonderful fair foods families love! Located on the shores of Lake Erie, come join us for some great food and entertainment. Free parking and admission!

Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival

September 20-22, 2019

Come celebrate our 41st year at the Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival. Our Festival features an 1800's Living History Village where you can take a walk back in time. The downtown portion of the festival features our parade on Saturday beginning at 10:30 AM, live entertainment, and rows of arts and crafts vendors.

Arts in the Alley

September 21-22, 2019

Held third weekend of September every year. Festival opens by Parade 9:30 AM Saturday. Features 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. Kids' Fun Street features free "make and take" art for children. Live entertainment/20 food concessions. Free entry and parking.

Johnny Appleseed Festival

September 21-22, 2019

The 52nd Annual 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 with a 5K run at 9:00 AM September 15th followed by the Grand Parade at 11:00 AM. Local organizations provide apple specialties like old fashioned apple butter, apple ice cream, dumplings, fritters, and an apple pie baking contest.

Barnesville Pumpkin Festival

September 26-29, 2019

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 29th at 2:00 PM, car show, crafts, rides, games, concessions, and 5k Run & Walk.

Ohio Swiss Festival

September 27-28, 2019

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 featured. With three parades - Kiddie, Antique Car, and Grand - as well as wine, Steintossen, and amusement rides, there is something for everyone.

Woosterfest

September 27-28, 2019

Join us as we celebrate the 36th annual Woosterfest in downtown Wooster! Woosterfest will feature live music, a Biergarten & Winegarten, food concessions, arts & crafts, children's activities, corn hole tournament, beer stein race, Wiener Dog race & more!

Geneva Area Grape Jamboree

September 28-29, 2019

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

Beaver Oktoberfest

October 3-6, 2019

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.

Atwood Area Fall Festival

October 4-6, 2019

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 Gourd Show

October 4-6, 2019

The 57th annual Ohio Gourd Show theme is "Take Me Out to the Gourd Show." Green & dry gourds, gourd arts & crafts will be sold all weekend. Demonstrations on cleaning, carving, wood burning, painting, etc. Workshops Friday & Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Make it and take it for kids will be held Saturday & Sunday.

Holmes County Antique Festival

October 5-6, 2019

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 Lumber Jack Show and Grand Parade.

Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival

October 12-13, 2019

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, car show, antique engines, quilt show, crafts and souvenirs. Visit our royalty. Free driving tour maps available. Festival is open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM both days.

Oak Harbor Apple Festival

October 12-13, 2019

The Oak Harbor Apple Festival is held annually in downtown Oak Harbor, with over 25,000 visitors and all located within a two block walking 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 also an indoor craft show, mechanical rides and over 130 vendors. Free admission and a $1 shuttle from the high school.

Ohio Sauerkraut Festival

October 12-13, 2019

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.

Circleville Pumpkin Show

October 16-19, 2019

The "Greatest Free Show on Earth" will observe its 113th Anniversary; two parades daily, W-F, 3:30 and 8:00 PM; one Saturday, OFEA Queen's Parade, 8:00 PM. Featured: pumpkins, gourds, squash, pumpkin foods, contests, various exhibits, entertainment. Festival Hours are 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM daily.

Fall Festival of Leaves

October 18-20, 2019

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.

 November Festivals and Events

Jingle Bell Luminary Parade Weekend

November 22-24, 2019

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

December 7-8, 2019

Now in our 43rd year, 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.