Weekend Festival Picks: October 6-9, 2016

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Hello, Festival Fans!

There are nearly 60 festivals in Ohio this weekend (not including fairs and shows)!

It’s all about fall festivals, apple butter, pumpkins, Oktoberfests and more this weekend.  Even some bits of Halloween, Christmas and Italian fests to spice things up.

Also, if you only want fall and holiday festivals and events, be sure to check out my Ohio Fall into the Holidays show and festival listing.

Have a great weekend!



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Weekend Festival Picks

October 6-9, 2016


Festivals are listed chronologically.

Columbus Italian Festival

1.) Columbus Italian Festival – October 7-9 – $5 Admission (Kids 12 and under free with paid adult)

Here, you will find all your delicious pastas, pizzas, sausage, wine, beer, and desserts.  Plus there’s bocce, rides, entertainment and an Italian cultural center.  I last went here in 2009 and admit that I need to update it, but you can get a general idea in the review at http://ohiofestivals.net/27-st-johns-columbus-italian-festival-columbus-ohio-october-10-2009/

St. Stanislaus Polish Festival - Cleveland

2.) St. Stanislaus Polish Festival – Cleveland – October 7-9 – FREE

This Polish festival takes place on two floors of St. Stanislaus, offering an assortment of interesting foods from pierogi to duck blood soup.  There are also craft vendors, Polish food products, entertainment, and raffles.  Read my 2013 Review at http://ohiofestivals.net/st-stanislaus-polish-festival-cleveland/

Algonquin Mill Fall Festival - Carrollton

3.) Algonquin Mill Fall Festival – Carrollton – October 7-9 – $8 per vehicle

There’s really a lot of ground to cover at this festival, as there are exhibitions and demonstrations all over the place.  There’s also a nice assortment of old fashioned foods, activities for the kids, musical entertainment, crafters and more.  Check out my 2011 Review for a better idea of what you should expect – http://ohiofestivals.net/60-algonquin-mill-fall-festival-%e2%80%93-carrollton-petersburg-october-7-2011/

DeBord’s Halloween Festival – Akron

4.) DeBord’s Halloween Festival – Akron – October 8 – FREE

If you love Halloween, you will love this festival as it offers plenty of Halloween-esque vendors (crafts, paranormal groups, psychic readers), Halloween decor, Cleveland celebrities (Big Chuck, Lil John), entertainers, and people all dressed up in various costumes.  There are also car shows, belly dancers, Scottish American games, food and more.  Please read more about it via my 2014 Review at http://ohiofestivals.net/debords-halloween-festival-akron/

Yellow Springs Street Fair

5.) Yellow Springs Street Fair – October 8 – FREE

Over 200 food and non-food vendors take over the very cute town of Yellow Springs, along with street performers, two music stages and a beer garden.  There’s a lot to see and do so try to get here early.  Parking in town is also a problem, so put on your walking shoes.  Check out my 2011 Review at http://ohiofestivals.net/62-yellow-springs-street-fair-october-8-2011/




Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival

6.) Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival – October 8 – FREE

Various locations (Lakeside, Marblehead Lighthouse, St. Mary’s) of the peninsula celebrate the Marblehead Lighthouse, offering vendors, food, and a walk up the lighthouse.  Most activities do take place at Lakeside, but it’s worth going to check out the lighthouse and taking notice of other events along the way.  Read my 2013 Review at http://ohiofestivals.net/lakeside-marblehead-lighthouse-festival/

Sauerkraut Festival - Waynesville

7.) Sauerkraut Festival – Waynesville– October 8-9 – Possible parking fees at nearby lots

If you love fall craft shopping, then you will love the 450+ artisans will all sort of crafts and items.  And, if shopping isn’t your thing, you may enjoy all the interesting sauerkraut foods sold by local non-profit organizations.  Try sauerkraut fudge, donuts, pies, egg rolls and more (there are also non-sauerkraut foods as well).  Read my 2011 Review for some festival tips and a glance at some of the sauerkraut foods – http://ohiofestivals.net/68-ohio-sauerkraut-festival-%e2%80%93-waynesville-october-9-2011/

Enon Apple Butter Festival

8.)  Enon Apple Butter Festival – October 8-9 – FREE

This is truly a community festival where local groups come together to serve up pork chops, apple dumplings and more.  There are crafts, gifts, musical entertainment and an apple butter demonstration put on by the Enon Community Historical Society.  You can read my 2011 Review at http://ohiofestivals.net/63-enon-apple-butter-festival-october-8-2011/

Oak Harbor Apple Festival

9.) Oak Harbor Apple Festival – October 8-9 – FREE

Imagine your typical summer festival with all the food, music, crafts and rides and then add a ton of apple products (cider, butter, bagged apples), apple baked good, apple slushies, apple dumpling, apple funnel cakes and more.  A nice community festival that brings in a nice crowd.  Read my 2013 Review at http://ohiofestivals.net/oak-harbor-apple-festival/

10.) Christmas in the Woods – Columbiana – October 8-9 – $8 Admission (Kids 12 and under are Free)

It’s never too early to shop for the Christmas holiday, especially when there are over 200 crafters, musical entertainment and tons of great food.  There will also be holiday foods like hot chocolate, gingerbread cookies, pumpkin rolls and more.



Festival Reviews – Alphabetized by CITY

Here are more reviews for festivals that go on this weekend.


Fall Harvest Weekends – Berlin Heights

Cambridge October Fall Festival

Ohio Gourd Show – Delaware

Greek Oktoberfest Festival – Massillon

Holmes County Antique Festival – Millersburg

Old West Festival – Mt. Orab

Pioneer Harvest Fest – Trotwood

Ohio Renaissance Festival – Waynesville

Kiwanis Oktoberfest – West Alexandria

Fall Festival Weekends – Wooster




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So where will you go this weekend?

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