Toledo Lighthouse Festival – Toledo, Ohio – My Experience

2023 DATE: September 9-10, 2023This post documents my experience on July 11, 2010. Every year, on the weekend after the 4th of July, the Toledo Lighthouse Society holds the Toledo Lighthouse Festival in Maumee Bay State Park. It’s a small festival consisting of… …a village of vendors… …a stage for music and other activities… …fish … Read more

Ashland Balloonfest – Ashland, Ohio – My Experience

The Ashland Balloonfest takes place in Freer Field where there are food and merchant vendors, children’s activities, live music and a large amount of hot air balloons that come together for take off a a great balloon glow. 2023 DATE: June 22-24, 2023Location: Freer Field, 1264 Center Street, AshlandWebsite: http://ashlandohioballoonfest.com/ … Read more

2010 Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival – Avon, Ohio – My Experience

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I returned to the festival (called Duck Tape) in 2016. You can read that post at https://ohiofestivals.net/duck-tape-festival/ This post documents my experience on June 18, 2010. **** Seven years ago, a committee in Avon was trying to replace the Festival of Flowers, which faded away with the area’s … Read more

Feast of the Flowering Moon – Chillicothe, Ohio

The Feast of the Flowering Moon is a festival that celebrates the Native American culture with dances, music, exhibits and more. There are also more than 80 crafters, food, games and contests. 2023 DATE: May 26-28, 2023Location: Yoctangee ParkChillicothe, OH 45601Website: https://www.facebook.com/daltonfestival/ ****This post documents my experience on May 29, … Read more

2009 Ghoulardi Fest – Cleveland, Ohio – My Experience

AUTHOR’S NOTE: There is an updated 2013 Review here – https://ohiofestivals.net/ghoulardifest-cleveland/ This post documents my experience on October 23, 2009. ******************** I headed to, possibly, my last festival of the year, only to be guided by the faint rainbow that fell here. Very faint. And as the leaves began to change … Read more