Full Festival and Event List

 April Festivals and Events

Geauga County Maple Festival

April 27-30, 2017

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 27-30, 2017

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 4-7, 2017

Help celebrate our 33rd year 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 25-28, 2017

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 25-29, 2017

The 37th Annual Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival gets underway from May 26th through May 30th 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 25-29, 2017

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 26-29, 2017

The Festival of Flags celebrates Patriotism, family, and community. Activities include nightly entertainment, rides and games, karaoke contest, quilt and art show, crafts, Queens Pageant and Queen's Tea. This year's festival honors Vietnam Veterans with a Welcome Home reception and place of honor in our Grand Parade held Sunday May 28th. We're also dedicating a memorial to Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Donald R. Long, who gave his life to save fellow soldiers while serving in Vietnam.

Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival

May 27-29, 2017

Held on the grounds of Energy Coop and Velvet Ice Cream Co., this festival features fun for the entire family with over 90 artisans exhibiting their crafts, lots of great food, ice cream, pony rides, car and motorcycle shows, magic show, entertainment all three days, and a Saturday parade in the Village of Utica. We also have lots of contests including ice cream eating, balloon and egg tosses, and a kiddie tractor pull. Admission $5 per car.

 June Festivals and Events

Newark Strawberry Festival

June 2-4, 2017

Celebrating our 34th 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 3-4, 2017

Come join us celebrate our 41st year at the Troy Strawberry Festival! Our award winning family friendly festival features non-stop live entertainment on two stages, hundreds of artisans, a free kid zone and incredible strawberry delights! Located in beautiful historic downtown Troy and along the Miami River, we are a fun festival for people of all ages, you won't want to miss!

Commercial Point Homecoming

June 7-10, 2017

Located 10 miles south of Columbus, we are famous for our delicious "ocean perch" sandwich. Celebrating our 89th 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.

Dennison Railroad Festival

June 7-10, 2017

The 38th 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.

Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival

June 8-10, 2017

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 9-10, 2017

Come join us as we celebrate the Birthplace of the Banana Split. The festival features 50's and 60's collectibles, arts and crafts, games, great food, old time rock & roll and lots of fun for the entire family. Poodle skirts to hula-hoops, we have it all, including a huge car show featuring muscle cars from post-World War II. A special treat is our "make your own" banana split booth where you can pile on the toppings.

Washboard Music Festival

June 15-17, 2017

Located in the beautiful Hocking Hills, this festival celebrates the enduring role the washboard has had on music styles from jazz to jug band to zydeco. There is wholesome non-stop, free entertainment for the entire family, free tours of the Columbus Washboard Company, and lots of local artists, crafts, and food plus many other special events! Grand parade 6:00 PM on Saturday.

Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival

June 16-18, 2017

Join us at Veterans memorial Park in Avon for a three-day, family-friendly event - Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18 - to celebrate all things duct tape. Featuring Duck Tape sculptures, crafting tent, a parade with Duck Tape floats, and a Duck Tape fashion show, there's something for everyone. Enjoy fair food, rides, games and live entertainment. Plus, free parking and admission.

Festival of the Fish

June 16-18, 2017

Join us in downtown Vermilion for the 51st annual Festival of the Fish June 16-18 featuring FREE daily entertainment & FREE admission, kids' games, food and marketplace, fireworks on Friday, June 16, parade on Sunday, June 18. Lighted Boat Parade, Pet Parade, sandcastle building contest, crazy craft race, queen's pageant, Wooden Boat River Parade and firefighter water fights!

Columbia Station Homecoming Festival

June 22-24, 2017

We've entertained visitors at this annual event for over 65 years. Come join us for great food, fun rides, kids' games, show-stopping bands, eating contests, fireworks and a parade. Our fireworks display is Saturday night and our Grand Parade kicks off the event on Thursday night. Nightly entertainment will be showcased on the main stage.

London Strawberry Festival

June 22-24, 2017

Our 35th 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 23-25, 2017

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!!

Garrettsville SummerFest

June 23-25, 2017

Featuring three stages of entertainment, fireworks, Ohio's largest tractor parade, World Record setting Queen of Hearts drawing, grand parade, 5k run/1-mile fun walk benefit against Children's Glioma Cancer, Garrettsville Idol emceed by Big Chuck and Lil' John, St. Ambrose Church Chicken Fest, eating contests, car cruise and Kid's Funland featuring rides and games.

Lorain International Festival

June 23-25, 2017

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!

Willard's Festival in the Park

June 28 - July 1, 2017

Join us for our 31st Annual Festival in the Park as we celebrate with four days and nights of entertainment and fun. Rides will make the kids happy so they will want to come back for more. There will be bands & entertainment every night for all ages and a wide variety of food for festival goers. Our parade is Saturday beginning at 4:30 PM with Fireworks highlighting the evening at 10:30 PM.

Ashland Balloonfest

June 29 - July 1, 2017

The Ashland Ohio Balloonfest, 27 years of high flying fun! Feel the excitement and splendor of bold, colorful hot air balloons as they tower over you, then magically rise and soar away! Plus, enjoy lots of other activities: Balloon Glow, Balloon races, stage performances, sport tournaments, displays, exhibits, food and more. Everyone will enjoy the colorful Ashland skies as the hot air balloons fill the air for this memorable weekend.

Ashville 4th of July Celebration

June 30 - July 4, 2017

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.

Brunswick Summer Celebration

June 30 - July 4, 2017

Fireworks, large midway by Bates Brothers Amusements, contests, two stages of entertainment, local & regional vendors, great food, Car Cruise-in, Beer Garden, instant bingo and Grand Parade are some of the things you will experience at the Brunswick Summer Celebration. Festival is located at 3581 Center Rd. (SR 303, 1/2 mile west of I-71). Fireworks Saturday at 10:30 PM, grand Parade Sunday at 2:00 PM.

First Town Days

June 30 - July 4, 2017

One of the most entertaining festivals in Ohio taking place over the 4th of July holiday. First Town Days begins with a scholarship queens pageant Friday, June 23 at 7:00 PM. 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!

 July Festivals and Events

Willard's Festival in the Park

June 28 - July 1, 2017

Join us for our 31st Annual Festival in the Park as we celebrate with four days and nights of entertainment and fun. Rides will make the kids happy so they will want to come back for more. There will be bands & entertainment every night for all ages and a wide variety of food for festival goers. Our parade is Saturday beginning at 4:30 PM with Fireworks highlighting the evening at 10:30 PM.

Ashland Balloonfest

June 29 - July 1, 2017

The Ashland Ohio Balloonfest, 27 years of high flying fun! Feel the excitement and splendor of bold, colorful hot air balloons as they tower over you, then magically rise and soar away! Plus, enjoy lots of other activities: Balloon Glow, Balloon races, stage performances, sport tournaments, displays, exhibits, food and more. Everyone will enjoy the colorful Ashland skies as the hot air balloons fill the air for this memorable weekend.

Ashville 4th of July Celebration

June 30 - July 4, 2017

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.

Brunswick Summer Celebration

June 30 - July 4, 2017

Fireworks, large midway by Bates Brothers Amusements, contests, two stages of entertainment, local & regional vendors, great food, Car Cruise-in, Beer Garden, instant bingo and Grand Parade are some of the things you will experience at the Brunswick Summer Celebration. Festival is located at 3581 Center Rd. (SR 303, 1/2 mile west of I-71). Fireworks Saturday at 10:30 PM, grand Parade Sunday at 2:00 PM.

First Town Days

June 30 - July 4, 2017

One of the most entertaining festivals in Ohio taking place over the 4th of July holiday. First Town Days begins with a scholarship queens pageant Friday, June 23 at 7:00 PM. 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!

Gallipolis River Recreation Festival

July 3-4, 2017

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.

Ohio Hills Folk Festival

July 6-8, 2017

Come to the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio and help celebrate the 113th OHIO HILLS FOLK FESTIVAL. This four day event includes: Free nightly entertainment, Kiddie Parade, Mile Long Parade, Queens Parade, Car Show, Flea Market, Craft Hall, craft demonstrations, 5-K, children's bike races, pet show, concessions, rides and large fireworks display. Our festival offers a look at both past and present with a farm museum, country store and Quaker Meeting House.

Miami Valley Steam Threshers Association

July 13-16, 2017

Located in the beautiful Pastime Park in Plain City, Ohio, Miami Valley Steam Threshers 68th annual show and reunion will feature John Deere. 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 lawnmower races, horse pulls, grand parade through town, and tractor/truck pulls, all included in the $5 admission.

Summit County Italian American Festival

July 13-15, 2017

Come celebrate our 70th annual festival for three days of delicious food, live entertainment and great fun. Voted "Best Festival" by the Akron Beacon Journal Readers for 7 years in a row! Includes kid's entertainment, 5k run, Catholic Mass. Fireworks Spectacular Saturday night. Open 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM daily.

Celina Lake Festival

July 28-30, 2017

Located in downtown Celina and on the beautiful shores of Grand Lake, 2017 marks our 57th 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

Berlin Heights Basket Festival

August 4-5, 2017

The Berlin Heights Basket Festival is a family celebration honoring the local tradition of basket making. The festival includes a Queen's contest, baby contest, kiddie tractor pull, flower show, the Charger Marching Band, Grand Parade at 1:30 PM Saturday, eating and other contests, open market and food and craft vendors. We also have a 5K Race, local organizations' crafts, games and live entertainment. No admission fee.

Carey Fest

August 4-5, 2017

Carey Fest 2017 features national, regional, and local entertainment, games, rides, food, demonstrations, magic and a wide array of music beginning at 4:00 PM August 4th 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 5th. The annual pre-Fest homecoming celebration begins at 5:00 PM Thursday, August 3rd, at Waterworks Park concluding with fireworks at 9:30 PM.

Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show

August 10-13, 2017

47th anniversary at 8803 Winfield Road, Georgetown 45121. 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 Massy Harris tractors, Massy Ferguson Garden Tractors, and Cushman Gas Engines.

North Ridgeville Corn Festival

August 11-13, 2017

Our 43rd 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 and cornhole tournament.

Nelsonville Parade of the Hills

August 16-19, 2017

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

Pemberville Free Fair

August 16-19, 2017

Come visit us in our 69th 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 17-19, 2017

Bucyrus is recognized the world over as the "Bratwurst Capital of America." Perfected by local butchers whose families emigrated here from Germany. Bucyrus Bratwurst is "different" because the recipe varies from maker to maker, and has been given the special touch, which makes it unique. Tons and tons of open fire roasted bratwurst are consumed. Round this out with continuous free entertainment, a fabulous crafts show, art show, rides, games, beer gardens and plenty of warmth, friendship and hospitality.

Lexington Blueberry Festival

August 17-20, 2017

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.

Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival

August 18-19, 2017

The family oriented Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival annually celebrates the birthplace of the Commercial Paragon Tomato - features free entertainment, parking, tomato exhibits, tomato juice, tomato and royalty contests, car show, bingo and commercial displays. Also have kids games, bounce houses, arts and crafts, the world's best fried green tomatoes, all varieties of carnival food, a pizza taste off, spaghetti eating contest and an adults only security controlled beer garden in full view of the main stage.

Obetz Zucchini Festival

August 24-27, 2017

Zucchini is the star of the show at this four day family oriented event. The Obetz Zucchinifest features first class entertainment, games, Car Show, Grand Parade, pageants, arts and crafts, and tons of great food. Sunday is Kids Day featuring free activities for kids. Adults can relax in the Zucchinifest beer garden situated near the entertainment.

Millersport Sweet Corn Festival

August 30 - September 2, 2017

Enjoy hot dripping ears of sweet corn, a large midway, tractor pulls, square dancing, contests, clogging, our 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 31 - September 3, 2017

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!

 September Festivals and Events

Millersport Sweet Corn Festival

August 30 - September 2, 2017

Enjoy hot dripping ears of sweet corn, a large midway, tractor pulls, square dancing, contests, clogging, our 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 31 - September 3, 2017

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!

Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival

September 2-4, 2017

The Festival began in 1920 as a one day Fall Festival and has since expanded to a three day event with lots of FREE activities and FREE entertainment for everyone. We feature over thirty food vendors with at least as many arts & craft and business vendors. Daily entertainment, kids games & rides, huge Car Cruise-In and the Peggy Wood Scholarship Pageant, all capped by an hour and a half parade on Labor Day at 1:00 PM.

Milan Melon Festival

September 2-4, 2017

Celebrate Labor Day weekend at the 59th 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

September 2-4, 2017

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.

Wellston Coal Festival

September 5-9, 2017

The Wellston Coal Festival is held Tuesday through Saturday after Labor Day on the downtown streets to celebrate Wellston's rich coal mining heritage. We offer a Karaoke Contest, Coal Miner Olympics, a Wednesday Hometown Parade and a Saturday Grand Parade, baby and toddler contests, 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.

Marion Popcorn Festival

September 7-9, 2017

Held the first full weekend after Labor Day, the Popcorn Festival kicks off Thursday night with a 250+ unit parade at 6:00 PM. Over 200 concessionaires and crafts, free Senior Show Thursday at the Palace Theater 2:00 PM. FREE big name entertainment on main stage nightly at 8:30 PM, Corn Toss tournament, rides, wine garden, pageants, and more.

Mantua Potato Festival

September 8-10, 2017

Do you like potatoes? We have them.....Baked, Soup, Potato Pizza, Potato Candy, and much more. Our 44th year, featuring live entertainment, beer and wine garden, Guinness World Records Largest Pierogi, a wide variety of foods, rides, crafts, games, 5K race, contests, and RAFFLES. Bake off Saturday and Grand Parade Sunday at 2:00 PM. Join us for this fun filled event. Free Admission (no pets).

Salt Creek Valley Festival

September 8-10, 2017

The 22nd Annual Salt Creek Valley Festival is a three day event, filled with plenty of fun for the entire family. We feature live entertainment, rides, and kid's activities. There are plenty of arts and crafts and other vendors. As always, a great deal of delicious foods. Other activities include: Parade, Car Show, Baby Contest, Queens Pageant, Quilt Show, Benefit Auction, Historical Display, and more.

Crestline Harvest Festival

September 14-16, 2017

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. Car Show starts 9:00 AM Saturday and Parade at 3:00 PM. Many rides, games, food vendors, contests, crafters, a farmers market, and beer garden. We hope you will join us.

Clyde Fair

September 15-17, 2017

The 31st Annual Clyde Fair, held in downtown Clyde. Featuring Rides, games, concessions, and free entertainment. 5K run and Parade Saturday; Bingo Saturday and Sunday; 26th Annual go-kart race on city streets, children's tractor pull, and Car Show on Sunday.

Lakeshore Park Rib Burn Off

September 15-17, 2017

The Ashtabula Township Park Commission presents "Ashtabula County's Original" 15th 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 15-17, 2017

Come celebrate our 39th 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 16-17, 2017

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 16-17, 2017

The 50th 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 16th 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.

Jackson Apple Festival

September 19-23, 2017

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 21-24, 2017

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 23rd at 2:00 PM, car show, crafts, rides, games, concessions, and 5k Run & Walk.

Columbus Oktoberfest

September 22-24, 2017

The 52nd 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 22-24, 2017

Join us for the 10th 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, church service, picnic on the bridge, 5K run and so much more!

Geneva Area Grape Jamboree

September 23-24, 2017

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.

Ohio Swiss Festival

September 29-30, 2017

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 29-30, 2017

Woosterfest, in its 34th year, has become a fall family tradition. Join us in downtown Wooster for live entertainment, Biergarten & Winegarten, food concessions, arts and crafts, children's activities, corn hole tournament, beer stein race & more!

 October Festivals and Events

Beaver Oktoberfest

October 5-8, 2017

Celebrating 33 years in Beaver. Join us for our annual festival in Pike County (Southern Ohio). Festival begins on Thursday and ends on Sunday with the grand parade. We have a 2 day car show, tractor show & swap meet, baby contest, lip sync, craft tent, and lots more. Nice, clean family fun! Free admission!!

Atwood Area Fall Festival

October 6-8, 2017

There is "Something for Everyone" at the annual Atwood Area Fall Festival. Located at beautiful Atwood Lake Park and Campground in Mineral City, Ohio, the festival attracts a wide audience with mouthwatering food, a variety of music and entertainment. Find one-of-a-kind gifts and home decor at one of 125 homemade crafts booths. Rounding out the festival are hands-on displays, Sunday Car show, interpretive demonstrations including an Indian Pow Wow, kid's contests and exhibits.

Ohio Gourd Show

October 6-8, 2017

The 55th annual Ohio Gourd Show held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, will have Green and Dry Gourds, Gourd Arts & Crafts, music and food. Show Theme is "The Wizarding World of Gourds". Demonstrations on cleaning, carving, wood burning, painting, etc. Workshops Friday through Sunday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Gourds and Gourd Crafts sold all weekend.

Holmes County Antique Festival

October 7-8, 2017

Held the 5th weekend after Labor Day in beautiful Historic Millersburg. Events occur on and around the Courthouse lawn. We feature an Antique Market, arts and crafts, entertainment and much more! Saturday hosts entertainment, a 5K race, classic and antique car show, and Fireman's Parade. Sunday hosts the Lumber Jack Show and Grand Parade.

Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival

October 14-15, 2017

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 14-15, 2017

Held in downtown Oak Harbor, all activities are located within a two block walking area. Enjoy the Grand Parade Saturday at 2:00 PM, followed by the Kiddie Tractor Pull, Talent Show, Bingo and Beer Garden. Sunday's fun holds a Car Show, 5K Run, and local performers. Over 50 Food Vendors to fulfill any craving you may have and over 50 Retail Vendors plus a Craft Show, so you can "shop till you drop"! Free admission!

Ohio Sauerkraut Festival

October 14-15, 2017

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 18-21, 2017

The "Greatest Free Show on Earth" will observe its 111th 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 20-22, 2017

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

Franklin's Fallfest

October 27-28, 2017

Franklin's Fall Fest features The Great 4th Street Pumpkin Roll, Food, Crafts, Entertainment, Rides and More. We have a 5K and 1K Family Fun Run, Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, and Costume Contest with Prizes. This is a Family Event sure to create long lasting childhood memories. Where else do you get to "legally" roll pumpkins down the middle of the street and for prizes?

 November Festivals and Events

Jingle Bell Luminary Parade Weekend

November 17-19, 2017

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 2-3, 2017

Now in our 41st 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.