About Me and More

Welcome to Ohio Festivals!

Ohio Festivals is a website created by one obsessed, food and travel loving Ohioan who can’t stop looking for more festivals, sharing his festival listings with others and reviewing festivals wherever he can.

He obviously loves festivals.

At OhioFestivals.net, you will find:


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You can find these reviews in various ways…
  • the search tool bar (on this page, it’s the top blank field at the upper right/scroll down if on your phone or tablet)
  • under the Archive menu
  • the Ohio Festival Archive (listed by month or by city)
  • next to a festival listing on any Festival Schedule Page (look for an “My Review” link next to the festival)


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Below are some articles, both about me and written by me, and a few media appearances.  Enjoy!


CLE Foodcast – May 2021 – Podcast with Lisa Sands

“Ep#5 Ohio Festivals – Melons, Pumpkins, Zucchini and Testicles (now do I have your attention?)

Cleveland Scene Magazine – May 2019 – Written by Eric Sandy

“Consider the Testicle: A journey into rural Ohio for the annual Tiro Testicle Festival and a sense of who we are”

The University of Findlay Newsroom – January 2019 – Written by Jack Barger

“From Findlay to Festivals: UF Alumni’s Enthusiasm for Fun Knows No Bounds.”

The Plain Dealer – July 2018 – Written by Laura DeMarco

“Ohio’s Festival King on this weekend’s best fests, the best in the state and hitting the 500 mark”

The Columbus Dispatch – July 2018 – Written by Joe Blundo – a nice mention of the website

“The thorny, rotten, fiery subject of Ohio festivals”

Grow Forth Magazine – July 2016 – Written by me

“The Unsandwich”

Grow Forth Magazine – June 2016 – Written by me

“Cheap Cheap”

Grow Forth Magazine – May 2016 – Written by me

“Ramping It Up”

Grow Forth Magazine – April 2016 – Written by me

“Where There’s a Weed, There’s a Way”

Edible Cleveland Magazine – Spring 2015 – Written by me

“Ramping Up for Spring”

Edible Cleveland Blog – January 2015 – Written by me

“Kurentovanje Scares Winter Away In a Delicious Fashion

Edible Cleveland Magazine – Summer 2014 – Written by me

“A Taste of History and the World”

Edible Cleveland Magazine – Spring 2014 – Written by me

“Tapping Into Spring’s Sweetness”

Lake Erie Living Magazine – 2014 Travel Guide

“Kristian Campana’s Lorain County”

Edible Cleveland Magazine – Winter 2013 – Written by me

“The Year of the Horse (Of Course)”

Oberlin News Tribune – November 21, 2013

Chronicle Telegram – Elyria – November 17, 2013

“Buckeye State’s a festival place…” – 300 festivals – Part 1

“Buckeye State’s a festival place…” – 300 festivals- Part 2

Cleveland Fox 8 Morning News – 300 Festivals – November 16. 2013

Edible Cleveland Magazine – Fall 2013 – Written by me

“Ohio Swiss Festival Celebrates Both Cheese and Culture”

WCBE – Columbus – June, 2013

Food Cast 100th Show – Interview

Edible Cleveland Magazine – Summer 2013 – Written by me

“Port Clinton’s Got Perch, Peach, Pierogi & Polka”

“New Day Cleveland” – Fox8 – March 6, 2013

“All Sides with Ann Fisher” – WOSU – August 10, 2012

“New Day Cleveland” – Fox8 – July 10, 2012

Columbus Dispatch – June 7, 2012


“New Day Cleveland” – Fox8 – May 2, 2012

WKYC Cleveland (December 2010) after my 100 festival of the year!

i-Italy – August 20, 2010 – Written by me

“Festivals: the Preservation of Culture”


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