German-American Festival – Oregon, Ohio – My Experience

2023 DATE: August 25-27, 2023AUTHOR’S NOTE: This post documents my experience on August 26, 2022 but I first visited this festival in 2010.You can read the 2010 experience at https://ohiofestivals.net/51-german-american-festival-oregon-august-27-2010/ **** After 12 years, I returned to Oak Shade Grove… …to see my old friends, Mitzi and Mortiz… …and enjoy … Read more

2022 Ohio Oktoberfest and German Festival Guide

UPDATED from the Original 2021 Post. **** During the months of August, September and October, many Ohio cities and communities will be celebrating a particular festival called Oktoberfest. This festival, originating from the wedding celebrations of King Ludwig I (then Kronprinz Ludwig) and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen in 1810, is … Read more

Columbus Italian Festival – My Experience

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This post documents my experience on October 9, 2022, but I first attended the Columbus Italian Festival in 2009. You can read the 2009 experience at… https://ohiofestivals.net/27-st-johns-columbus-italian-festival-columbus-ohio-october-10-2009/ **** At St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church… …as the smell of sauce and pasta led some visitors inside for … Read more

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Festival – Cleveland, Ohio – My Experience

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This post documents my experience on July 10, 2021, but I first attended this festival in 2018, when I accidentally arrived too early for the festival, but was able to walk in the procession. You can read about that experience at https://ohiofestivals.net/our-lady-of-mount-carmel-festival/ **** It was a beautiful summer … Read more

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