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2009 Geneva Grape Jamboree Review – Geneva, Ohio – My Experience

AUTHOR’S NOTE: There is an updated 2015 Review here – https://ohiofestivals.net/geneva-grape-jamboree-revisited/ This post documents my experience on September 26, 2009. ******************** Geneva, Ohio, not to be confused with Geneva-on-the-Lake, seems a rather quaint city. Surrounded by wineries and country roads, one wouldn’t expect a festival all that big. I mean, when you’re passing … Read more

Lorain Latino Fest – Lorain, Ohio – My Experience

This post documents my experience on September 20, 2009. One of Lorain’s best festivals is definitely the Lorain International Festival. A cornucopia of food brought together for a mass of hungry festival goers. It’s almost like a culinary Epcot Center where the World Showcase is squeezed together in 1/1000 the … Read more

Via Colori Festival – Columbus, Ohio – My Experience

*** AUTHOR’S NOTE ***The other festival referred to in this posting (which does not involve chalk drawings) is the Independents’ Day Festival. This is why it’s referred to as a “Quasi-Review” on the Festival Schedule Page. This post documents my experience on September 19, 2009. I arrived in downtown Columbus without a … Read more

2009 Pawpaw Festival – Albany, Ohio – My Experience

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I have 2 more current posts on this festival. To read my 2011 experience, you can go to https://ohiofestivals.net/52-pawpaw-festival-albany-september-17-2011/ To read my 2016 experience, you can go to https://ohiofestivals.net/ohio-pawpaw-festival-albany This post documents my experience on September 19, 2009. ******************** Before discussing my time at the Pawpaw Festival, allow … Read more

2009 Tremont Arts Festival – Cleveland, Ohio – My Experience

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I returned to the festival in 2017, which you can read about at https://ohiofestivals.net/tremont-arts-and-cultural-festival/ **** For my third festival of the weekend, I met a friend of mine and her two sons in Tremont (an artsy section near downtown Cleveland) for some brunch and the Tremont Arts Festival. I … Read more

2009 Skunk Fest – North Ridgeville, Ohio – My Experience

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I returned to the festival in 2013, which you can read about at https://ohiofestivals.net/skunk-fest-north-ridgeville/**** I really wasn’t sure where to go today. On the one hand, there’s a potato festival in Mantua (1 hr 15 min) that advertises pierogies and potato pancakes. But, on the other hand, there’s … Read more