The Arnold Sports Festival – Columbus, Ohio

The Arnold Classic is a multi-sport festival weekend with 18,000 athletic participants, over 170,000 festival goers and 700 vendor booths. 2024 DATE: February 29 – March 3, 2024Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center400 N High StColumbus, OH 43215Website: https://www.arnoldsports.com/ **** This post documents my experience on March 5, 2011. I know … 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

IngenuityFest – Cleveland, Ohio

IngenuityFest is a festival that mixes art, live music, performance, technology and innovation to create a unique experience. Locations can change from year to year, sometimes reutilizing abandoned spaces. There are also vendors and food trucks present. 2023 DATE: September 22-24, 2023Website: https://www.ingenuitycleveland.org/programs/ingenuityfest/ This post documents my experience on September … Read more

Ohio Renaissance Festival – Waynesville, Ohio

The Ohio Renaissance Festival is a fantastic Renaissance Festival where you could easily spend the entire day. There are 12 stages with 100+ shows, over 150 arts and crafts shops, all sorts of food and drink, games, costumes, and fun. 2023 DATESSeptember 2-4, 2023September 9-10, 2023September 16-17, 2023September 23-24, 2023September … Read more

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival – Marietta, Ohio

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival in Marietta takes place right at the river with over 30 docked Sternwheelers, food, entertainment and a very memorable fireworks show. 2023 DATE: September 8-10, 2023Location: Ohio River Levee100 Post StMarietta, OH 45750Website: https://sternwheel.org/ ****This post documents my experience on September 11, 2010. Marietta is more … Read more

Hot Times Festival – Columbus, Ohio

Hot Times Festival is Comfest Part Deux…it’s basically a “thank you” to Comfest volunteers and a chaser festival for the Comfest Lovers who can’t quite say goodbye. More food, vendors, music and art cars. 2023 DATE: September 8-10, 2023Location: Lawns of Columbus Public Health240 Parsons AveColumbus, OH 43215Website: https://hottimesfestival.com/ **** … Read more

Cleveland Hungarian Festival – Parma, Ohio

The Cleveland Hungarian Festival is Ohio’s largest Hungarian festival. It takes place German Central Park where festival goers can feast on stuffed cabbage, chicken paprikas, sausages and more. There are also folk dancers, a live animal show, vendors and more. 2023 DATE: September 3, 2023Location: German Central Park7863 York RoadParma, … Read more