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Here are all the festival reviews on one page, listed alphabetically in the month I visited them.


January – April

Arnold Sports Festival – Columbus
Artic Ice Festival – Sandusky
Ashville Viking Festival
Brite Winter – Cleveland
Buzzard Sunday – Hinckley
Chardon WinterFest
Cleveland Kurentovanje Winter Festival
Columbus Winter Beerfest
Dyngus Day – Cleveland
For the Love of Chocolate Festival – Medina
Geauga County Maple Festival – Chardon
Lunar New Year Celebration – Cleveland
Maple Syrup Festival – Lucas
Medina Ice Festival
Mohican Winter Fest – Loudonville
North Coast Nature Festival – North Olmsted
Ramp Up Peninsula – Peninsula
Testicle Festival – Deerfield, Michigan
Winter Blues Festival – Findlay
Winter Days Festival – Vermilion

 

May

Appalachian Spring Festival – The Plains
Asian Festival – Columbus
Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off
Celtic Beltane Festival – Hartville
Chalk Art Festival – Medina
Cherry Blossom Festival – Barberton
Claire’s Day – Maumee
Cleveland Asian Festival
Craft and Herb Festival – Wadsworth
Dandelion Festival – Dover
Feast of the Flowering Moon
Festival in the Flats – Ottawa
Grafton Village Firemen’s Festival
Green on the Green – Worthington
Green Thumb Festival – Delta
Hessler Street Fair – Cleveland
Hobo Days – Bucyrus
The Hooley – Cleveland
International Migratory Bird Day/Family Bird Festival – Oak Harbor
Lilac Festival – Defiance
Lost Arts Festival – Grand Rapids
Mayfest – Berea
Mohican Traditions Arts and Crafts Festival – Loudonville
Moonshine Festival – New Straitsville
Northwest Ohio Woodland & Wildlife Family Festival – Bowling Green
Ohioana Book Festival
Plain City Heritage Days
The Port Clinton Walleye Festival
Primavara! Romanian Festival – Fairlawn
Rally by the Rails Festival – Walbridge
Spring Greek Festival – Lorain
Taste of Cincinnati
Tiro Testicle Festival
Tremont Greek Festival
Utica Sertoma’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival – Utica
Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival – McArthur
Worthington Plant Fest

June

Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival
Banana Split Festival – Wilmington
Bay Days – Bay Village
BAYarts Art and Music Festival – Bay Village
Bedford Strawberry Festival
Bellaire Puritas Arts Festival – Cleveland
Bolivar Strawberry Festival
Cleveland Pride Festival
Clifton Arts and Musicfest
Columbia Homecoming Festival
Columbus Arts Festival
Columbus Pride
ComFest – Columbus
Coshocton Dulcimer Days
Dean Martin Festival – Steubenville
Dennison Railroad Festival
Downtown Canton Blues Festival
Downtown Port Clinton Arts and Crafts Festival
Dublin Kiwanis Annual Frog Jump Festival
Fairview Park Summerfest
Festa della Comunita’ – Padua, Italy
Festival of the Fish – Vermilion
Gene Autry Days – Kenton
Genoa Homecoming
Grecian Food Festival- Steubenville
Greek Summerfest – Canton
Historic Old West End Festival – Toledo
Italian American Brotherhood Festival – Bedford
Italian American Summer Festival – Berea
Jackson Community Celebration – Jackson Township
Juneteenth Festival – Oberlin
JuneteenthOhio – Columbus
Larchmere PorchFest – Cleveland
Lorain International Festival and Bazaar
Mulberry Creek Herb Fair – Huron
Ohio Scottish Games (Festival of the Arts)
Old Fashioned Days – Brunswick
Park Street Festival – Columbus
Pioneer and Primitive Arts Festival – Marblehead
Pork Rind Heritage Festival – Harrod
Powell Festival
Pyrate Fest – Put-in-Bay
Rib N Rock Cook Off – Parma
Riverfront Irish Festival – Cuyahoga Falls
Sagra delle Rane – Gazzo, Italy
St. Anthony Parish Festival/Pierogi Fest – Lorain
Strawberry Fest – Brunswick
Taranta Padova – Padua, Italy
Taste of Lakewood
Troy Strawberry Festival
Wadsworth Blue Tip Festival
Waterloo Arts Fest – Cleveland
Whitehouse Cherry Fest
Wine and Arts Festival – Grove City

July

Annie Oakley Festival – Ansonia
Antique Festival – Loudonville
Ashland Balloonfest
Castalia Cold Creek Celebration
Celina Lake Festival
Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival
Community Days Celebration – Brook Park
The Doo Dah Parade – Columbus
El Sabor Latino Community Festival – Lorain
Festa Italiana – Cuyahoga Falls
The Gathering at Garst – Greenville
Glass Heritage Festival – Fostoria
Great Maumee Dragon Boat Festival – Toledo
Headlands BeachFest – Mentor
Huron Riverfest
Ilinden (Macedonian) Festival – Avon
Immaculate Conception Parish Festival – Celina
Italian American Council Festival – Akron
Italian American Festival – Canton
Kansas Firemen’s Festival
Lagrange Lions Festival – Lagrange
Lagrange Street Polish Festival – Toledo
Lambert Days – Ohio City
Larchmere Festival – Cleveland
LilyFest – Rockbridge
Lodi Sweet Corn Festival
Marblehead Summerfest
Old Time Jamboree – Amherst
Pickerington Violet Festival
Port Fest – Lorain
Rittman Sleepwalker Festival
Russian Festival – Parma
Sacred Heart Chapel’s Fiestas Patronales
Sacred Heart Summer Fest – Fremont
Serbian Festival – Akron
Serbian Festival – Parma
Seven Hills Home Days
Shelby Bicycle Days
St. John Medical Center Festival of the Arts – Westlake
St. Joseph’s Ox Roast Fair – Mantua
St. Mary of the Woods Church Festival – Russells Point
St. Paul Grecian Festival – North Royalton
St. Peter’s Parish Festival – Lorain
Strasburg Corn Festival
Streetsboro Family Days
Strongsville Homecoming Festival
The Summer Market – Avon Lake
Summer Moon Festival – Wapakoneta
Taste of Hungary Festival – Columbus
Taste of St. Casimir’s – Cleveland
Toast of Ohio Wine Festival – Sandusky
Toledo Lighthouse Festival
Wellington Cheese Festival
Willoughby ArtsFest

August

Arts in the Park – Port Clinton
Back Street Festival – Findlay
Baltimore Festival Canal Lock Days
Berlin Heights Basket Festival
Birmingham Ethnic Festival – Toledo
Brats and Crafts Festival – Columbus
Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival
Bull Thistle Arts Festival – Fayette
Canal Winchester Blues and Ribfest
Chardon Arts Festival
Cleveland Donauschwaben Sommer Oktoberfest – Olmsted Township
Columbus Food Truck Fest
Deshler Corn City Festival
Dublin Irish Festival
Eastlake Riverfest
Egyptian Festival – Seven Hills
Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival
Feast of the Assumption – Cleveland
Galena Summerfest
German-American Festival – Oregon
German Fest – Amherst
Germanfest Picnic- Dayton
Great Trail Festival – Malvern
Greek Festival – Cleveland Heights
Halupki Festival – Marblehead
Hillbilly Festival and Classic Car Show – Broadview Heights
Hispanic Heritage Festival – Dayton
Hungarian Day – Lorain
Huron Rotary Fine Art and Food Festival
Independence Home Days
International Festival – Perrysburg
Lakewood Arts Festival
Last Stop Willoughby Festival
Lexington Blueberry Festival
London Rib & Jazz Fest
McComb Cookie Festival
Medina International Fest
National Hamburger Festival – Akron
Nature Arts Festival – Russell Township
North Olmsted Homecoming Festival
North Ridgeville Corn Festival
North Royalton Community Festival
Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Show
Oberlin Family Fun Fair and Classic Car Show
Obetz Zucchinifest
Ohio Outdoor Quilt Festival – Wellington
Old Timer’s Festival – Carroll
Olmsted Falls Heritage Days
Pet Fest – Lorain
Pierogi Fest – North Royalton
Puerto Rican Parade and Latino Fest – Cleveland
Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival
Romanian Festival – Cleveland
Romanian Heritage Festival – Canton
Roy Rogers Festival – Portsmouth
Russian Food Festival – Lorain
Serbian Cultural Festival – Broadview Heights
Southern Lorain County BBQ Festival – Wellington
Sunbury Sizzle and Sounds
SunWatch Native Flute Festival – Dayton
Swanton Corn Festival
Twins Day Festival – Twinsburg
Ukrainian Festival – Parma
The Valley City Frog Jump Festival
Warehouse District Street Festival – Cleveland
Wauseon Homecoming
Y-Bridge Arts Festival – Zanesville
Zucchini Festival – Chardon

 

September

Art in the Park Festival – Kent
Arts in the Alley – Grove City
Backwoods Fest – Thornville
Barberton Mum Fest
Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
Beavercreek Popcorn Festival
Berea Arts Fest
Black Swamp Arts Festival – Bowling Green
Buttercream Festival – West Carrollton
Cedar Valley Settlers Celebration and Music Festival – North Olmsted
Charles W. Fairbanks Family Festival – Unionville Center
Chocolate Fest – Dayton
Cleveland Hungarian Scout Festival – Parma
Cleveland Labor Day Oktoberfest – Berea
Clinton Apple Fest
Clyde Fair
Columbus Oktoberfest
Constitution Festival – Louisville
Country Applefest – Lebanon
Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest
Cyclops Fest – Yellow Springs
Dayton Greek Festival
Elyria Apple Festival
Fall Festival – Columbus
Fall into Avon Festival
Festa Italiana – Lorain
Fort Loramie German Heritage Festival
Fredericktown Tomato Show
Geneva Grape Jamboree
Germantown Pretzel Festival
Giant Fest – Seville
Grand Lake St. Marys Fall Festival
Hot Times Festival – Columbus
Independents’ Day – Columbus
India Festival USA – Independence
IngenuityFest – Cleveland
Italian Fall Festa – Kettering
Jackson Apple Festival
Jak of All Trades Fest – Cleveland
Johnny Appleseed Festival – Brunswick
Lake County Perch Fest – Fairport Harbor
Lakewood Community Festival
Lions Club Bean Festival – Jamestown
Lithopolis Honeyfest
Lorain County Organized Labor Day Festival – Lorain
Lorain Latino Fest
Mantua Potato Festival
Marion Popcorn Festival
Miamisburg Artisan Festival
Middletown Arts Festival
Milan Melon Festival
New American Festival – Columbus
New Bremen Pumpkinfest
Oberlin Community and Culture Festival
Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival – Urbana
Ohio Gourd Show – Greenville
Ohio Renaissance Festival – Harveysburg
Ohio River Sternwheel Festival – Marietta
Oktoberfest – Lorain
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, USA – Cincinnati
Old Hilliardfest – Hilliard
Old Worthington Market Day – Worthington
Oldtime Farming Festival – Centerburg
Pawpaw Festival – Lake Snowden
Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival – Port Clinton
Pioneer Days – Bellevue
Pony Wagon Days – St. Paris
Port Clinton Harvest Festival
Prairie Days – Greenville
Preble County Pork Festival – Eaton
Rarden Whitetail Deer Festival
Riverfront Arts Festival – Columbus
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Festival – Cleveland
St. John Cantius Polish Festival – Tremont
St. Mary Magdalene European Festival – Fairview Park
St. Nicholas Greek Festival – Lorain
St. Rocco’s Parish Festival – Cleveland
Salt Creek Valley Festival – Richmond Dale
Seaman Fall Festival
SkunkFest – North Ridgeville
South Vienna Corn Festival
Springboro Oktoberfest
Tiffin Seneca Heritage Festival
Tipp City Mum Festival
Tremont Arts Festival – Cleveland
Union County Covered Bridge Bluegrass Festival – North Lewisburg
Via Colori Festival – Columbus
Weekend of the Pooka – Bedford
Wellston Coal Festival
Woollybear Festival – Vermilion
Xenia Community Festival
Yankee Peddler Festival – Canal Fulton

October

Algonquin Mill Fall Festival – Carrollton
Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival – Coshocton
Apple Dumpling Festival – Shreve
Burnham Orchards Fall Harvest Festival – Berlin Heights
Cambridge October Fall Festival
Circleville Pumpkin Show
Colonial Williamsburg Festival – Wooster
DeBord’s Halloween Festival – Akron
Edgar Allan Poe Fall Festival – Canal Fulton
Enon Apple Butter Festival
Fall Festival of Leaves – Bainbridge
Foothills Art Festival – Jackson
Ghoulardifest – Cleveland
Greek Oktoberfest Festival – Massillon
Iams Pioneer Harvest Fest – Trotwood
Harvest Festival – Bexley
Harvest Happenings – Huron
Holmes County Antique Festival – Millersburg
Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival
Kiwanis Oktoberfest – West Alexandria
Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival
Medina Halloween Harvest Festival
Oak Harbor Apple Festival
Oak Ridge Festival – Attica
Ohio Sauerkraut Festival – Waynesville
Ohio Smoked Meat and BBQ Festival – Nelsonville
Ohio Swiss Festival – Sugarcreek
Old West Festival – Williamsburg
Prairie Peddler Festival – Butler
Pumpkin Palooza – Milan
Ramseyer Fall Fun Festival – Wooster
St. John’s Italian Festival – Columbus
St. Stanislaus Polish Festival – Cleveland
Washington Township’s Autumn Bash Festival – Moscow
Woosterfest
Yellow Springs Street Fair

November – December

Art and Jewish Food Festival – Akron
Christmas in Historic Springboro Festival
Dalton Holiday Festival
Festival of Lights – Sandusky
Festival of Trees – Wooster
Holiday CircleFest – Cleveland
Holiday Tree Festival – Akron
Ohio City Christmas Festival – Cleveland
Sugarplum Festival of Trees – Kettering
Warther’s Christmas Tree Festival -Dover
Winterfest – Cleveland