Upcoming Festival Weekend: September 14-17, 2017

 

Happy Festival Weekend, Festival fans!

For another week, the festivals are so plentiful this weekend with over 70 festivals in Ohio, nearly 40 in Indiana, 40 in Michigan,and  over 30 in Kentucky nearly 30 in Western PA and over 20 in West Virginia.

Again, the map below has festivals all over and many cities have more than one, so be sure to go through the Schedule Listings completely.

Concerning this weekend’s festivals, I have over 20 festival reviews below and some are in West Virginia this time. Please take advantage of them and read them before attending. You never know if there will be an important tip about parking, food or shopping.

Some big recommendations of attended festivals include…

Ohio Pawpaw Festival (Albany) – the pawpaw is Ohio’s fruit…celebrate it!…

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, USA (Cincinnati) – a good excuse to try some goetta…and beer…

Tremont Arts Cultural Festival – my review isn’t that great, but the festival is

Independents’ Day (Columbus) – this is the final year for this festival…

Preble County Pork Festival (Eaton) – a decent sized festival with some great food!

St. Augustine Turtle Fest (Napoleon) – although the fest isn’t that big, there is turtle racing!

Backwoods Fest (Thornville) – a lot of great shopping and food – get there early

Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival (Urbana) – such fantastic music and food!…

…and the Mothman Festival (Point Pleasant, West Virginia) – this is a fun festival worth checking out!…

Concerning festivals I would like to visit, it would definitely be the Ohiolina Music Festival in Mt. Vernon where you can listen to folk, rock, bluegrass and Americana.  This festival takes place Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16 and does have admission (ticket).

And for out of state festivals this weekend, I would make some time for…

Indiana: Back to the Fifties Festival (Lebanon), Old Mill Festival (Noblesville)
Kentucky: Kentucky Bourbon Festival (Bardstown), Spoonbread Festival (Berea)
Michigan: Grand Haven Salmon Festival, Romulus Pumpkin Festival
Pennsylvania: Flax Scutching Festival (Stahlstown), Peanut Butter Festival (New Bethlehem)
West Virginia: Mothman Festival (Point Pleasant), Mountain State Art and Craft Fair (Ripley)

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 am busy working on reviews from last weekend, when I visited 11 festivals.  In the meanwhile, I’ll be visiting 11-12 festivals this coming weekend in Kentucky in Ohio.  I will try to catch up as quickly as possible.

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Festivals and Shows

September 14-17, 2017

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Over 20 Reviews – Listed by City

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

 

9/15-9/17 – Ohio Pawpaw Festival – AlbanyMy Review

9/9-9/24 (weekends) – Yankee Peddler Festival – Canal FultonMy Review

9/16-9/17 – Oldtime Farming Festival – CenterburgMy Review

9/15-9/17 – Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, USA – CincinnatiMy Review

9/16-9/17 – Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival – ClevelandMy Review

9/17 – Clinton AppleFest – My Review

9/15-9/17 – Clyde Fair – My Review

9/16-9/17 – Independents’ Day – ColumbusMy Review – FINAL YEAR

9/16 – Hispanic Heritage Festival – DaytonMy Review

9/16-9/17 – Preble County Pork Festival – EatonMy Review

9/15-9/17 – Elyria Apple Festival – My Review

9/16-9/17 – Arts in the Alley – Grove CityMy Review

9/15-9/16 – Lions Club Bean Festival – JamestownMy Review

9/15-9/17 – Lake Loramie Harvest Festival – MinsterMy Review

9/9-10/15 (weekends) – Old West Festival – Mt. Orab/WilliamsburgMy Review

9/15-9/17 – Washington Township’s Autumn Bash Festival – MoscowMy Review

9/16-9/17 – St. Augustine Turtle Fest – NapoleonMy Review

9/16-9/17 – Harvest Moon Arts and Crafts Festival – Parkersburg, West VirginiaMy Review

9/15-9/17 – Flat Rock Creek Fall Festival – PauldingMy Review

9/16-9/17 – Mothman Festival – Point Pleasant, West VirginiaMy Review

9/15-9/17 – Mountain State Art and Craft Fair – Ripley, West VirginiaMy Review

9/15-9/16 – Dutch Valley Fall Festival – SugarcreekMy Review

9/15-9/17 – Backwoods Fest – ThornvilleMy Review

9/15-9/17 – Tiffin Seneca Heritage Festival – My Review

9/15-9/17 – Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival – UrbanaMy Review

9/2-10/29 (weekends) – Ohio Renaissance Festival – WaynesvilleMy Review

9/15-9/16 – Xenia Community Festival – My Review

 

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Ohio Festivals

9/2-10/29 (weekends) – Ohio Renaissance Festival – Waynesville – My Review
9/9-9/24 (weekends) – Yankee Peddler Festival – Canal Fulton – My Review
9/9-10/15 (weekends) – Old West Festival – Mt. Orab/Williamsburg – My Review
9/13 – Slovenian Sausage Festival – Kirtland
9/14-9/16 – Crestline Harvest Festival
9/14-9/16 – Mohican Bluegrass Festival – Glenmont
9/14-9/16* – Pomeroy Sternwheel RiverfestMy Review – CANCELED
9/14-9/17 – Old Machinery Days – Morrow
9/14-9/17 – Ohio Lesbian Festival – Thornville
9/14-9/17 – Old Timers Day Festival – Peebles
9/15 – ‘Round Town Music Festival – Kent
9/15-9/16 – New Vienna Oktoberfest
9/15-9/16 – Lions Club Bean Festival – Jamestown – My Review
9/15-9/16 – Dutch Valley Fall Festival – Sugarcreek – My Review
9/15-9/16 – Cleveland Eats – Tri-C Culinary Festival – Cleveland
9/15-9/16 – Crocker Park Wine Festival – Westlake
9/15-9/16 – Ohiolina Music Festival – Mt. Vernon
9/15-9/16 – Piqua BikeFest
9/15-9/16 – Xenia Community FestivalMy Review
9/15-9/17 – Washington Township’s Autumn Bash Festival – Moscow – My Review
9/15-9/17 – Lake Shore Park Rib Burn-Off – Ashtabula
9/15-9/17 – Clyde FairMy Review
9/15-9/17 – Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, USA – Cincinnati – My Review
9/15-9/17 – Backwoods Fest – Thornville – My Review
9/15-9/17 – Old Fashioned Canal Days – Delphos
9/15-9/17 – Mountain Heritage Fall Festival – Laurelville
9/15-9/17 – Fish Festival Perch Tournament – Mentor
9/15-9/17 – Lake Loramie Harvest Festival – Minster – My Review
9/15-9/17 – Tiffin Seneca Heritage FestivalMy Review
9/15-9/17 – Ohio Pawpaw Festival – Albany- My Review
9/15-9/17 – Oktoberfest – Columbus
9/15-9/17 – St. Mary of the Annunciation International Festival – Portsmouth
9/15-9/17 – Elyria Apple FestivalMy Review
9/15-9/17 – The Great Mohican Indian Pow-Wow – Loudonville
9/15-9/17 – Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival – Urbana – My Review
9/15-9/17 – Flat Rock Creek Fall Festival – Paulding – My Review
9/15-9/17 – Leesburg Fall Fest (Candle-Lite Fest)
9/15-9/17 – Scarecrow Festival – Washington Court House
9/16 – Leipsic Fall Festival
9/16 – Harrison Rally Day Festival – Perrysburg
9/16 – Russian Festival – Loveland
9/16 – Dayton Pagan Pride Day – Dayton
9/16 – HoneyFest – Kettering
9/16 – Hispanic Heritage Festival – Dayton – My Review
9/16 – Rocky River Fall Arts Festival
9/16 – Dayton Nurseries Fall Festival – Norton
9/16 – Mason Heritage Festival
9/16 – Miami Valley Bluegrass Heritage Festival – Miamisburg
9/16 – Blue Sky Folk Festival – Kirtland
9/16 – Global Village Festival of Greater Akron
9/16* – Buttercream Festival – West Carrollton – My Review – CANCELED
9/16 – Wooster Arts Jazz Fest
9/16 – Family Fall Fun Fest at the Farm – Richmond Heights
9/16 – Liberty Center Fall Festival
9/16 – Mansfield Liederkranz Oktoberfest
9/16 – Illumination Festival – Greenville
9/16 – Harvest and Herb Festival – Ada
9/16-9/17 – Artisans Festival – Leetonia
9/16-9/17 – Arts in the Alley – Grove City – My Review
9/16-9/17 – St. Augustine Turtle Fest – Napoleon – My Review
9/16-9/17 – Oldtime Farming Festival – Centerburg – My Review
9/16-9/17 – Village Peddler Festival – Kirtland
9/16-9/17 – Apple Daze – Lebanon
9/16-9/17 – Independents’ Day – Columbus – My Review – FINAL YEAR
9/16-9/17 – Ravenna Balloon A-Fair
9/16-9/17 – Chalk Festival – Cleveland
9/16-9/17 – Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival – Cleveland – My Review
9/16-9/17 – Johnny Appleseed Festival – Lisbon
9/16-9/17 – Preble County Pork Festival – Eaton – My Review
9/16-10/31 (Food weekends) – Nickajack Farms Fall Festival – North Lawrence
9/17 – Polish Fall Fest – Dayton
9/17 – Ish: Jewish and Israeli Arts and Cultural Festival – Cincinnati
9/17 – Harvest of the Arts – Wellington
9/17 – Clinton AppleFestMy Review

 

Ohio Fairs and Shows

9/9-9/14 – Wayne County Fair – Wooster
9/9-9/16 – Williams County Fair – Montpelier
9/11-9/16 – Hocking County Fair – Logan
9/12-9/17 – Wyandot County Fair – Upper Sandusky
9/13-9/16 – Bellville Street Fair
9/15-9/16 – Psychic Fair – Mentor
9/15-9/17 – Country Living Fair – Columbus
9/15-9/17 – WACO Fly-IN – Troy
9/16 – Fairlawn Fall Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show
9/16 – The Colors of Fall Arts and Craft Show – Cincinnati
9/16 – Fremont Pigeon Club Young Bird Show
9/16-9/17 – Antique Power Show – Caldwell
9/16-9/17 – A Wool Gathering – Yellow Springs
9/16-9/17 – Oddmall: Rubber City Rumpus – Akron
9/16-9/17* – Wings Over Coshocton Air Show – Coshocton – NEXT IN 2018
9/16-9/23 – Delaware County Fair
9/17 – All Cleveland Reptile Show & Sale – Brook Park
9/17-9/23 – Ashland County Fair – Ashland

Indiana Festivals

9/14-9/17 – Nappanee Apple Festival
9/14-9/17 – Indy’s Irish Fest – Indianapolis
9/15-9/16 – Back to the Fifties Festival – Lebanon
9/15-9/16 – Middlebury Fall Festival
9/15-9/16 – St. George Festival – Fishers
9/15-9/16 – Middletown Fall Fun Fest
9/15-9/16 – Tree City Fall Festival – Greensburg
9/15-9/16 – Jackson County Watermelon Festival – Brownstown
9/15-9/17 – Fountain City Lions Fall Festival
9/15-9/17 – Gibson County Golden Heritage Days Festival – Princeton
9/15-9/17 – Fleur de Lis Regatta – Jeffersonville
9/15-9/17 – Attica Heritage Days
9/15-9/17 – Frankton Heritage Days Festival
9/15-9/17 – Francesville Fall Festival
9/16 – Gasthof Fall Festival and Quilt Auction – Montgomery
9/16 – Kenny Kent Lexus Jazz & Wine Festival – Evansville
9/16 – Global Fest – West Lafayette
9/16 – Old Mill Festival – Noblesville
9/16 – Ferdinand Folk Festival
9/16 – Bacon Fest – Portage
9/16 – Whitestown Brew Fest
9/16 – Brews and Blues – Hobart
9/16 – Clermont Rodeo Fall Parade and Festival
9/16 – Art Squared – Indianapolis
9/16 – Apple Popcorn Festival – Brookston
9/16 – Sunflower Fair – La Porte
9/16 – OUTfest – Lafayette
9/16-9/17 – Old Washington Street Festival – Muncie
9/16-9/17 – Old Settlers’ Day Festival – Salem
9/16-9/17 – Johnny Appleseed Festival – Fort Wayne
9/16-9/17 – Kunstfest – New Harmony
9/16-9/17 – Koh-Koh-Mah and Foster Living History Encampment – Kokomo
9/16-9/17 – Apple Butter Festival – Spencer
9/16-9/17 – Trail of Courage Living History Festival – Rochester
9/17 – Carmel PorchFest
9/17 – St. Louis Fall Festival – Batesville
9/17 – 20th Century Chevy Carfest – Washington

Kentucky Festivals

9/9-9/16 – Banana Festival – Fulton
9/11-9/17 – Kentucky Bourbon Festival – Bardstown
9/12-9/16 – Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival – Morehead
9/13 – The Jefferson St. Soiree – Lexington
9/14-9/16 – Black Gold Festival – Hazard
9/14-9/16 – Blazin’ Bluegrass Festival – Whitley City
9/14-9/16 – Fordsville Days
9/15-9/16 – Cow Days – Greensburg
9/15-9/16* – Mount Washington Fall Festival – CANCELED
9/15-9/16 – Christ the King Oktoberfest – Lexington
9/15-9/16 – Horse Cave Heritage Festival – Horse Cave
9/15-9/16* – Bourbon County Secretariat Festival – Paris – NEXT IN 2018
9/15-9/16 – Onton Hay Days
9/15-9/16 – Festival Latino de Lexington
9/15-9/16 – Salvisa Ruritan Country Days Festival – Salvisa
9/15-9/17 – Poage Landing Days – Ashland
9/15-9/17 – Waterfowl Festival – La Center
9/15-9/17 – Gaslight Festival – Jeffersontown
9/15-9/17 – Kickin It on the Creek – Irvine
9/15-9/17 – Spoonbread Festival – Berea
9/15-9/17 – St. Timothy Oktoberfest – Union
9/16 – Butchertown Oktoberfest – Louisville
9/16 – Gourd Patch Festival – Mayfield
9/16 – Louisville Pride Festival
9/16 – Sweet Owen Day – Owenton
9/16 – Pumpkin Festival – Paris
9/16 – Morehead Arts and Eats Fest
9/16 – National Jug Band Jubilee – Louisville
9/16-10/31 (weekends) – Harvest Festival – Georgetown
9/16-9/17 – Simon Kenton Festival – Maysville
9/16-9/17 – Fort Harrod Jazz Festival – Harrodsburg
9/16-9/17 – Midway Fall Festival
9/17 – Pembroke Harvest Festival

Michigan Festivals

8/19-10/1 (Weekends and Labor Day) – Michigan Renaissance Festival – Holly
9/14-9/17 – Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival – Roscommon
9/14-9/17 – Michigan Irish Music Festival – Muskegon
9/14-9/17* – Corunna Applefest – CANCELED
9/14-9/17 – Frankenmuth Oktoberfest
9/14-9/17 – Troy Family Daze
9/15 – Big Rapids Germanfest
9/15-9/16 – Michigan BluesFest – Lansing
9/15-9/16 – Prime Music Festival – Lansing
9/15-9/16 – Heritage Festival – Almont
9/15-9/16 – Port Huron Hobo Fest
9/15-9/16 – Festival of the Forks – Albion
9/15-9/16 – Art-A-Licious – Adrian
9/15-9/16 – Paddle Antrim Festival – Bellaire
9/15-9/17 – Northville Heritage Festival
9/15-9/17 – Hemlock Sawdust Day Festival
9/15-9/17 – Romulus Pumpkin Festival
9/15-9/17 – Marine City Heritage Days
9/15-9/17 – Flat Rock RiverFest
9/15-9/17 – Grand Haven Salmon Festival
9/15-9/17 – Jackson Family Festival
9/15-9/17 – Kinde Polka Fest
9/15-9/17 – Oktoberfest – Sterling Heights
9/15-9/17 – St. Thomas the Apostle Family Fun Festival – Garden City
9/15-9/17 – Earthwork Harvest Gathering – Lake City
9/16 – New Era Fall Street Festival – New Era
9/16 – Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival – Houghton
9/16 – Pride Fest – Marquette
9/16 – Howard City Harvest Festival
9/16 – Leland Heritage Festival
9/16 – Brazilian Day Street Festival Michigan – Detroit
9/16 – HearseFest – Hell
9/16 – Applefest and Craft Show – Coldwater
9/16 – Bangor Apple Festival
9/16 – Harvest Festival, Fine Arts Fair & Chili Cook-off – Harbor Beach
9/16-9/17 – Ann Arbor Russian Festival
9/16-9/17 – PerryFest
9/16-9/17 – Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts – Lowell
9/16-9/17 – Tompkins Center Historical Society Freedom Festival and Steam Show – Rives Junction
9/17 – North Branch Country Fest

Pennsylvania Festivals

9/15-9/17 – Erie Irish Festival
9/15-9/17 – Avonmore Harvest Jubilee
9/15-9/17 – Evans City Oktoberfest
9/15-9/17 – Bavarian Fall Fest – St. Marys
9/15-9/17 – Scottdale Fall Festival
9/15-9/17 – Pittsburgh Lebanese Festival – Carnegie
9/15-9/17 – Peanut Butter Festival – New Bethlehem
9/15-9/17 – Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest – Canonsburg
9/16 – Apple Dumpling Festival – Beaver Falls
9/16 – New Kensington Corridor of Innovation Art and Music Festival
9/16 – Paws and Claws Fest – Vandergrift
9/16 – Beaver Wine Festival
9/16 – VillageFest – Slippery Rock
9/16 – Heritage Festival – Murrysville
9/16 – Pink Day – Leechburg
9/16 – BBQ and Blues Fest – Hopewell Township
9/16 – Cranberry Festival – Seneca
9/16-9/17 – Whispering Pines Fall Festival in the Woods – Cabot
9/16-9/17 – Kinzua Bridge State Park Fall Festival – Mt. Jewett
9/16-9/17 – Covered Bridge Festival – Washington/Greene counties
9/16-9/17 – Smicksburg Apple Festival
9/16-9/17 – New Germany Festival of Arts and Crafts – Cambria
9/16-9/17 – September by the River – Freeport
9/16-9/17 – Green Tree Octoberfest
9/16-9/17 – Penn’s Colony Festival – Saxonburg
9/16-9/17 – Derry Railroad Days
9/16-9/17 – Flax Scutching Festival – Stahlstown
9/17 – Homegrown Harvest Festival – Edinboro
9/17 – Laurel Highlands Harvest Festival and Chili Cook-Off – Chalk Hill

West Virginia Festivals

9/14-9/16 – Barboursville Fall Fest
9/14-9/16 – Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival
9/14-9/16 – Clay County Golden Delicious Festival – Clay
9/14-9/16 – West Virginia Oil and Gas Festival – Sistersville
9/14-9/17 – Treasure Mountain Festival – Franklin
9/14-9/17 – Gauley Fest – Summersville
9/14-9/18 – Pink Moon Festival – Rock Camp
9/15-9/17 – Mountain State Art and Craft Fair – Ripley – My Review
9/15-9/17 – Dunbar Fall Festival
9/16 – Fall Festival – Camp Creek
9/16 – Elizabethtown Festival – Moundsville
9/16 – West Virginia Food Truck Festival – Hurricane
9/16 – Color Festival – Moundsville
9/16 – Downtown Throwdown BBQ & Brewfest – Parkersburg
9/16 – UMAC’s Fall Festival on the Avenue – Moundsville
9/16-9/17 – Country Roads Festival – Ansted
9/16-9/17 – Mothman Festival – Point Pleasant – My Review
9/16-9/17 – Harvest Moon Arts and Crafts Festival – Parkersburg – My Review
9/16-9/17 – Grape Stompin’ Festival – Summersville
9/17 – Oktoberfest Celebration – Shepherdstown

 

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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)
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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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