Festival Weekend: August 3-6, 2017

Good Morning, Festival fans!

There are nearly 80 festivals in Ohio, 50 in Michigan and more in the other neighboring states.

More importantly, there are some really special festivals this weekend like the Dublin Irish Festival, the biggest Irish festival I have ever seen.  It took me at least 2 hours just to comb through the festival to see what was there (at a fast pace, mind you!).  So many stages, food, merchandise and more!

Another festival to consider is the Twins Day Festival in Twinsburg, which is the largest annual gathering of twins in the world.  Each year, twins dress alike according to the festival’s theme and this year is to dress according to the country of origin.  And, even if you are not a twin, there are rides and foods and the fascinating experience of seeing so many twins together in one place (it can be a little surreal).

The Lakewood Arts Festival is Saturday with Cleveland’s Warehouse District Street Festival on Sunday.  The former is great for the selections of artists while the latter is good for local businesses and entertainment.

And there are other festivals about baskets, an art festival on a Y-shaped bridge, a cookie festival, and a Roy Rogers festival…all of which you can find a review below.

 

In fact, there are over 20 reviews of festivals going on this weekend.  So be sure to use them to your advantage!

Some other festivals that I have not been to (but that I would check out) include the Greater Youngstown Italian Fest, the Baby Boomer Festival in Dayton and the Festival of India in Toledo.

And if I was able to travel out of state this weekend, these are the festivals I would make some time for…

Indiana:Van Buren Popcorn Festival, Knox County Watermelon Festival (Vincennes)
Kentucky: Glier’s Goettafest (Newport)
Michigan: Fish Sandwich Festival (Bay Port), Lone Ranger Festival (Oxford)
Pennsylvania: Flood City Music Festival (Johnstown)
West Virginia: West Virginia Blackberry Festival (Nutter Fort)

Have a great weekend, everyone, and feel free to write to me if you have any questions.

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Kristian

PS – I’ve had some map difficulties this week.

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Festivals and Shows

August 3-6, 2017

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This weekend’s Reviews – Listed by City

Here are the reviews for some upcoming festivals that I have visited.

8/4-8/5 – Berlin Heights Basket Festival

8/6 – Chardon Arts Festival

8/4-8/6 – Taste of St. Casimir’sCleveland

8/6 – Warehouse District Street Festival Cleveland

8/4-8/6 – Brats and Crafts FestivalColumbus

8/5-8/6 – Deshler Corn City Festival

8/4-8/6 – Dublin Irish Festival

8/5 – Bull Thistle Arts FestivalFayette

8/3-8/5 – Our Lady Queen of Peace Home Days FestivalGrafton

8/4-8/5 – Independence Home Days

8/5 – Lakewood Arts Festival

8/4-8/5 – London Rib and Jazz Fest

8/6 – Hungarian DayLorain

8/5-8/6 – St. Peter Parish FestivalLorain

8/5-8/6 – McComb Cookie Festival

8/5 – Oberlin Family Fun Fair and Classic Car Show

8/3-8/6 – Olmsted Heritage DaysOlmsted Falls

8/4-8/6 – Pokrova Ukrainian FestivalParma

8/5-8/6 – Arts in the ParkPort Clinton

8/2-8/5 – Roy Rogers FestivalPortsmouth

8/6 – Nature Arts FestivalRussell Township/Novelty

8/4-8/6 – Twins Day FestivalTwinsburg

8/4-8/5 – Y Bridge Arts FestivalZanesville

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Ohio Festivals

7/8-8/13 (weekends) – The Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace – Rock Creek
8/2-8/5 – Roy Rogers Festival – Portsmouth – My Review
8/2-8/5 – St Nicholas Festival – Zanesville
8/2-8/7 – Holy Family Festival – Parma
8/3* – Taste of Tri-Village – Upper Arlington – CANCELED
8/3-8/5 – Ashley Corn Show
8/3-8/5 – The Werk Out Music and Arts Festival – Thornville
8/3-8/5 – Baltimore Festival
8/3-8/5 – Belpre Homecoming
8/3-8/5 – Our Lady Queen of Peace Home Days Festival – Grafton – My Review
8/3-8/6 – Coldwater Community Picnic
8/3-8/6 – St. Mary’s Parish Festival – Mentor
8/3-8/6 – Canoegrass Festival – Tipp City
8/3-8/6 – St. Patrick Parish Festival – Hubbard
8/3-8/6 – Olmsted Heritage Days – Olmsted Falls – My Review
8/4-8/5 – Kilgore (Loudon Township) Homecoming
8/4-8/5 – Holy Cross Immaculata Festival – Cincinnati
8/4-8/5 – Plymouth Fireman’s Festival and Chicken Dinner
8/4-8/5 – Independence Home DaysMy Review
8/4-8/5 – Carey Fest
8/4-8/5 – Brown County SummerFest – Mt. Orab
8/4-8/5 – Vintage Ohio Wine Fest – Kirtland
8/4-8/5 – Newark Catholic High School Summer Festival
8/4-8/5 – Y Bridge Arts Festival – Zanesville – My Review
8/4-8/5 – Rogues Hollow Festival – Doylestown
8/4-8/5 – Berlin Heights Basket FestivalMy Review
8/4-8/5 – London Rib and Jazz FestMy Review
8/4-8/5 – Van Wert Ribfest
8/4-8/6 – Pokrova Ukrainian Festival – Parma – My Review
8/4-8/6 – Sabina Family Fun Days
8/4-8/6 – Meigs County Rockin’ Rally – Langsville
8/4-8/6 – Greater Youngstown Italian Fest
8/4-8/6 – Farm Days Show – Mt. Gilead
8/4-8/6 – Taste of St. Casimir’s – Cleveland – My Review
8/4-8/6 – St. John Family Festival – West Chester
8/4-8/6 – Dublin Irish FestivalMy Review
8/4-8/6 – Lorain County Music Festival – Grafton
8/4-8/6 – St. Louis Homecoming Festival – Owensville
8/4-8/6 – Days in the Park – Deer Park
8/4-8/6 – Brats and Crafts Festival – Columbus – My Review
8/4-8/6* – Latino Art and Culture Celebration of Greater Cleveland and Puerto Rican Parade and Latino Fest – Cleveland – My Review – CANCELED
8/4-8/6 – Twins Day Festival – Twinsburg – My Review
8/5* – Harvey S. Firestone Park Festival – Columbiana – CANCELED
8/5 – Charlestown Festival – Charlestown Township
8/5 – Copley Heritage Day
8/5 – The Best Dam Festival in Ohio – Glouster
8/5 – Scene Ale Fest – Cleveland
8/5 – Ohio River Paddlefest – Cincinnati
8/5 – Milford Street Eats Food Truck Rally and Music Festival
8/5 – Harborfest – Russells Point
8/5 – The Baby Boomer Festival – Dayton
8/5* – Fairview Park Food Truck Festival – CANCELED and DISCONTINUED
8/5 – Street Feast – Findlay
8/5 – Blues and Brews – Akron
8/5 – KidsLinked KidsFest – Powell
8/5 – Lebanon Blues Festival
8/5* – Hicksville Summer Fest – CANCELED and DISCONTINUED
8/5 – Lakewood Arts FestivalMy Review
8/5 – Bull Thistle Arts Festival – Fayette – My Review
8/5 – Dresden Melon Festival
8/5 – Oberlin Family Fun Fair and Classic Car ShowMy Review
8/5 – Glenmont Homecoming
8/5 – Defiance County Hot Air Balloon Festival – Defiance
8/5-8/6 – Peach Daze – Lebanon
8/5-8/6 – Hippie Fest Weekend 2 – Logan – SOLD OUT
8/5-8/6 – Deshler Corn City FestivalMy Review
8/5-8/6 – Pymatuning Lake Festival – Andover
8/5-8/6 – McComb Cookie FestivalMy Review
8/5-8/6 – Kent Lions Sweet Corn Festival
8/5-8/6 – Gnadenhutten Pioneer Days
8/5-8/6 – Arts in the Park – Port Clinton – My Review
8/5-8/6 – St. Peter Parish Festival – Lorain – My Review
8/5-8/6 – Rock the Lake – Lakeview
8/6 – Nature Arts Festival – Russell Township/Novelty – My Review
8/6 – The FEST – Wickliffe
8/6 – Hungarian Day – Lorain – My Review
8/6 – St. Aloysius Summer Festival – Shandon
8/6 – Peach Festival and Car Show – Brunswick
8/6 – Festival of India – Toledo
8/6 – Polish Summer Fest – Dayton
8/6 – Warehouse District Street Festival – Cleveland – My Review
8/6 – Chardon Arts FestivalMy Review
8/6 – St. Louis Parish Festival – Custar

Ohio Fairs and Shows

7/26-8/6 – Ohio State Fair – Columbus
7/28-8/5 – Pike County Fair – Piketon
7/29-8/5 – Preble County Fair – Eaton
7/30-8/5 – Greene County Fair – Xenia
7/30-8/5 – Auglaize County Fair – Wapakoneta
7/31-8/5 – Gallia County Junior Fair – Gallipolis
7/31-8/6 – Columbiana County Fair – Lisbon
7/31-8/6 – Medina County Fair – Medina
7/31-8/7 – Wood County Fair – Bowling Green
8/3-8/6 – Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Show – Findlay – My Review
8/4-8/5 – Vermilion Beach Market – Vermilion
8/4-8/5 – Deerassic Classic Giveaway and Outdoor Expo – Cambridge
8/4-8/6 – World Wizard Comic Con – Columbus
8/4-8/11 – Champaign County Fair – Urbana
8/4-8/12 – Athens County Fair – Athens
8/5 – Arts & Craft Show – Kelleys Island
8/5-8/6 – Dayton Mini Maker Faire
8/5-8/12 – Ross County Fair – Chillicothe
8/5-8/12 – Richland County Fair – Mansfield
8/5-8/12 – Hartford Independent Fair
8/6 – Ohio Bridal Expo – Dayton

Indiana Festivals

8/3-8/5 – Onion Days – Wolf Lake
8/3-8/5 – Oakland City Sweet Corn Festival
8/3-8/5 – Charley Creek ArtsFest – Wabash
8/3-8/5 – Old Settlers Festival – Odon
8/3-8/5 – Van Buren Popcorn Festival
8/3-8/6 – Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival – Nappanee
8/3-8/6 – Jasper Strassenfest
8/4-8/5 – Dyer Corn Fest
8/4-8/5 – Taste of Michigan City
8/4-8/5 – Knox County Watermelon Festival – Vincennes
8/4-8/5 – St. Thomas Parish Festival – Fortville
8/4-8/6 – Ole Hickory Days – Colfax
8/5 – Shipshewana Antique Festival
8/5 – Batesville Bash
8/6 – Turkeypalooza – Valparaiso

Kentucky Festivals

8/3-8/5 – Mandolin Farm Bluegrass Festival – Flemingsburg
8/3-8/5 – Raceland Race Days – Raceland
8/3-8/6 – Glier’s Goettafest – Newport
8/4-8/6 – Stanton Corn Festival
8/5 – Middlesboro Wing Fling Festival
8/5 – St. Gabriel Summer Festival – Louisville
8/5 – Fancy Farm Picnic – Fancy Farm
8/5-8/6 – Van Lear Days
8/5-8/6 – St. Joseph Summer Festival – Cold Spring

Michigan Festivals

7/8-8/6 (Weekends) – BlackRock Medieval Festival – Augusta
7/28-8/6 – Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival
8/1 – Sault Summer Arts Festival – Sault Sainte Marie
8/2-8/5 – Elk Rapids Harbor Days
8/2-8/5 – Magic Get Together – Colon
8/3-8/5 – Milan Bluegrass Festival
8/3-8/5 – Kalamazoo Ribfest
8/3-8/5 – Alpena Bike Fest
8/3-8/5 – Lyons-Muir Island Fest – Lyons
8/3-8/6 – Woodtick Music Festival – Hermansville
8/3-8/6 – Onekama Days
8/3-8/6 – Boyne Falls Polish Festival
8/4 – Beer and Wine Fest on the River – St. Clair
8/4-8/5 – Port Sanilac Blues Festival
8/4-8/5 – Deckerville Homecoming
8/4-8/5 – Blues, Brews and BBQ – Westland
8/4-8/5 – St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit Highland Games – Livonia
8/4-8/5 – Mackinaw Historic Festival – Mackinaw City
8/4-8/5 – Downtown Days – Sault Sainte Marie
8/4-8/5 – Bath Days Festival – Bath
8/4-8/5 – Lansing JazzFest
8/4-8/5 – Pioneer Days (formerly Swinging Bridge Festival) – Croswell
8/4-8/5 – Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts – Detroit
8/4-8/5 – Allen Park Street Fair
8/4-8/6 – Brighton Fine Art and Acoustic Music Festival
8/4-8/6 – Buy Michigan Now Festival – Northville
8/4-8/6 – Glad-Peach Festival – Coloma
8/4-8/6 – Marine City Maritime Days
8/4-8/6 – Dearborn Homecoming Festival
8/4-8/6 – Vassar Riverfest and Car Show
8/4-8/6 – Fish Sandwich Festival – Bay Port
8/4-8/6 – Nautical Festival – Rogers City
8/4-8/6 – Merrill Farm Fest
8/5 – Waterfront Art Festival – Escanaba
8/5 – Manton Bluegrass Festival
8/5 – Wolf Lake Festival – Jackson
8/5 – Michigan Honey Festival – Frankenmuth
8/5 – Flint Drop Fest
8/5 – Hop Riot Beer Fest – Bay City
8/5 – I Chews The Blues Fest – Davison
8/5 – Pointe aux Barques Heritage Day Festival – Port Hope
8/5 – Lone Ranger Festival – Oxford
8/5 – Island Art Fair – Grand Ledge
8/5 – Good Times in Goodrich
8/5 – Tawas Uncork’d and Untapp’d – East Tawas
8/5-8/6 – Charivari Detroit
8/5-8/6 – Lexington Fine Arts Street Fair
8/5-8/6 – St. Rafka Maronite Church Festival – Livonia
8/5-8/6 – Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Festival – Bangor Township
8/5-8/6 – Tawas Bay Waterfront Fine Art Festival – Tawas City

Pennsylvania Festivals

8/3-8/5 – Dan Rice Days – Girard
8/3-8/6 – Fort Armstrong Folk Festival – Kittanning
8/3-8/6 – Antique Tractor Festival – Stoystown
8/4 – Meat, Bones, & Blues – New Wilmington
8/4-8/5* – Rusyn Food Festival – Ambridge – CANCELED
8/4-8/6 – Flood City Music Festival – Johnstown
8/4-8/6 – Woodmen’s Show – Coudersport
8/4-8/6 – Wills Mountain Festival – Bedford
8/5 – Brush Valley Day
8/5 – Vandergrift Arts Festival
8/5-8/6 – The Regatta at Lake Arthur – Portersville
8/5-8/6 – St. Leo’s Summer Festival – Ridgway
8/6 – Taste of Franklin

West Virginia Festivals

7/30-8/5 – Cherry River Festival – Richwood
7/31-8/6 – WV State Water Festival – Hinton
8/1-8/5 – Pickin’ in Parsons – Parsons
8/2-8/6 – Appalachian String Band Festival – Clifftop
8/3 – Celebrate Youth Festival – Wheeling
8/3-8/5 – West Virginia Blackberry Festival – Nutter Fort
8/4-8/5* – Bluefield Downtown Street Fair – CANCELED
8/4-8/5* – Poor Farm Fest – Williamsburg – CANCELED
8/4-8/6 – West Virginia Peach Festival – Romney
8/4-8/6 – Multifest – Charleston
8/5-8/6 – Ravenswood Ohio River Festival

 

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Where to find the festivals this weekend.

Can’t see map? Go to the main post by clicking HERE.

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Festival Schedule Pages

Indiana

Kentucky

Michigan

Ohio (All)
NW OH/NE OH/Columbus Area/SW OH/SE OH

Ohio Fairs and Shows

Pennsylvania

West Virginia

Festival Schedule Pages by Category (all states)

Art Festivals

Beer/Wine Festivals

Cultural/Ethnic Festivals

Food Festivals

Music Festivals

Uniquely Themed Festivals

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