Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival – Urbana, Ohio

The Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival takes place at Urbana’s Freshwater Farms, where there are fishery tours, games, music, vendors and food. 2023 DATESSeptember 9, 2023September 16, 2023September 23, 2023Location: Freshwater Farms of Ohio2624 US-68Urbana, OH 43078Website: https://fwfarms.com/festival/ **** This post documents my experience on September 17, 2011. Freshwater Farms … Read more

Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival – McArthur, Ohio

The Wild Turkey Festival offers nightly entertainment, carnival rides and games, vendors and various food booths. 2023 Date: May 4-7, 2023Location: Downtown McArthurWebsite: https://www.facebook.com/wildturkeyfestival/ ****This post documents my experience on May 7, 2011. Only a few days before going to the Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival, I was blessed with a … Read more

Buzzard Sunday – Hinckley, Ohio

In Hinckley, Ohio, they celebrate the return of the buzzards at the reservation. The following Sunday is Buzzard Sunday with activities, learning and fun. 2023 DATE: March 19, 2023.Location: Cleveland Metroparks Hinckley Reservation432 Bellus RdHinckley, OH 44233Website: https://www.hinckleyohchamber.com/buzzard-day-2023/ **** This post documents my experience on March 20, 2011. To the … Read more

2010 Woollybear Festival – Vermilion, Ohio – My Experience

AUTHOR’S NOTE: There is an updated 2014 Review here – https://ohiofestivals.net/woollybear-festival-revisited/ This post documents my experience on September 26, 2010. ******************** Although Vermilion’s Woollybear Festival is similar to their June festival, Festival of the Fish… …in regards to vendors… …children’s activities… …entertainment… …and food… …the Woollybear Festival gets a lot more attention (and visitors) … Read more

Lake County Perch Fest – Fairport Harbor, Ohio – My Experience

This post documents my experience on September 12, 2010. Down the hill from the Marine Museum and Lighthouse… …the Lake County Perch Fest was underway in Fairport Harbor’s Lakefront Park. Consisting of a general vendor section (non fish-related products)…. …a large entertainment/dining tent… …and a children’s area… …the festival was a nice … Read more

Rarden Whitetail Deer Festival – Rarden, Ohio

The Rarden Whitetail Deer Festival is your back-to-school supply festival for hunters mixed with great entertainment, food and family activities. A rather unique Ohio festival worth checking out. 2023 DATE: September 8-10, 2023Location: Downtown RardenWebsite: https://www.facebook.com/RardenFestival **** This post documents my experience on September 11, 2010. East of Cincinnati, in … Read more

Lithopolis Honeyfest – Lithopolis, Ohio

The Lithopolis Honeyfest is a bee and honey celebration with plenty of vendors with gifts and honey to taste, educational displays and demonstrations, the popular Bee Beard and all sorts of delicious food and honey-based treats. 2023 DATE: September 8-9, 2023Location: Downtown LithopolisWebsite: https://lithopolishoneyfest.com/ ****This post documents my experience on … Read more

Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival – Port Clinton, Ohio – My Experience

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I returned to this festival in 2019. You can read that experience at… https://ohiofestivals.net/perch-peach-pierogi-polka-festival/ This post documents my experience on September 4, 2010. **** Over this Labor Day weekend, if you walked through downtown Port Clinton… …past the mural… …and Wylie Walleye… …you would have found the Perch, … Read more