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Dayton Pagan Pride Day – Dayton, Ohio

The Dayton Pagan Pride Day is a welcoming festival that attempts to eliminate religious discrimination through education while offering entertainment, vendors, food and more. 2023 DATE: October 7, 2023Location: Fairborn Community Park691 E Dayton Yellow Springs RdFairborn, OH 45324Website: http://ppd.daytonpagancoalition.org/ **** This post documents my experience on September 16, 2017. … Read more

HoneyFest – Kettering, Ohio – My Experience

This post documents my experience on September 16, 2017. Out in Delco Park… …local beekeepers got together (Pittman Apiaries)… …for a special event called HoneyFest… …where they taught festival goers about bees… …committed themselves in building stronger pollinators (Propolis Projects)… …and offered free samples of their tasty local honey. All … Read more

Wizardly World of Kent – Kent, Ohio

The Wizardly World of Kent is a magically-themed celebration that every Harry Potter lover can enjoy. Downtown Kent is transformed into a wizard town as businesses offers various specials, a vendor villages sell items like wands and dragons, and entertainment includes magical activities and fun. Costumes are encouraged at this … Read more

Comfest – Columbus, Ohio

Comfest, or Community Festival, is a fantastic festival with tons of music, food, vendors and more. Live every day the Comfest way! 2024 DATE: June 28-30, 2024Location: Goodale Park120 W Goodale StColumbus, OH 43215Website: https://www.comfest.com/AUTHOR’S NOTE: This post documents my experience on June 25, 2017, but I first visited Comfest … Read more

Rail Festival – Dayton, Ohio

The Rail Festival takes place at Carillon Park and offers model train displays, miniature train rides, vendors, food and more. 2024 DATE: June 22-23, 2024Location: Carillon Historical Park1000 Carillon BlvdDayton, OH 45409Website: https://railfestival.com/ **** This post documents my experience on June 24, 2017. It was a beautiful day at Carillon … Read more

Juneteenth Oberlin – Oberlin, Ohio

The Juneteenth Celebration in Oberlin is a festival that commemorates the end of slavery through music, food, non-profit booths and more. 2024 DATE: TBDLocation: Downtown OberlinWebsite: https://www.juneteenthoberlin.org **** This post documents my experience on June 10, 2017. To read my previous visit to Oberlin’s Juneteenth, you can go HERE. ******************** … Read more

Hessler Street Fair – Cleveland, Ohio – My Experience

This post documents my experience on June 3, 2017. AUTHOR’S NOTE: I’ve been to the Hessler Street Fair once before in 2011. To read that experience and learn the festival’s history, please go to https://ohiofestivals.net/15-hessler-street-fair-cleveland-may-22-2011/ ******************** After 6 years, I finally got back to the Hessler Street Fair… …where this … Read more

Testicle Festival – Tiro, Ohio

The Tiro Testicle Festival is fun tradition that began when a local farmer and the original tavern owner made use of the harvest from the springtime castration. This festival traditionally brings in a lot of bikers and anyone with an adventurous palate and a sense of humor. Along with live … Read more