Brier Hill Italian Festival – Youngstown

The Brier Hill Italian Festival celebrates Youngstown’s old Italian neighborhood with plenty of Italo-Youngstown foods, including the green pepper and sauce Brier Hill Pizza, the braciola sandwich with peppers, the pepper and egg sandwich and more. Vendors and entertainment this neighborhood food fest. 2023 DATE: August 17-20, 2023Location: Calvin and … Read more

Downtown Willoughby Rib Burn Off – Willoughby, Ohio

The Downtown Willoughby Rib Burn Off offers a mix of national BBQ competitors, local restaurant BBQ and food trucks with music and more. 2023 DATE: May 20-21, 2023 Location: Downtown WilloughbyWebsite: https://dtwribburnoff.com/ ****This post documents my experience on May 21, 2022. The Downtown Willoughby Rib Burn Off took place along … Read more

Donut Fest – Cleveland, Ohio – My Experience

AUTHOR’S NOTES: Donut Fest takes place in more than one city. While participating donut and coffee businesses may be different, the setup and operations will likely be the same. I was given a media pass to document the event. This post documents my experience on June 18, 2022, but I … Read more

Columbus Italian Festival – Columbus, Ohio

The Columbus Italian Festival takes place at St. John the Baptist Church, offering delicious Italian food, entertainment, music, rides, games, a children’s activity area and more. 2023 DATE: October 6-8, 2023Location: St. John the Baptist168 E Lincoln StColumbus, OH 43215Website: https://www.columbusitalianfestival.com/ **** The post below documents my experience on October … Read more

Cleveland Garlic Festival – Cleveland, Ohio

The Cleveland Garlic Festival takes place in Shaker Square, celebrating garlic with local garlic vendors, garlic foods (like delicious garlic fries, garlic popsicles, garlic cookies) and a garlic cook-off with tasting samples. There are also gift vendors, booths held by local organizations, live music and kids’ activities. 2023 DATE: AUGUST … Read more

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Festival – Cleveland, Ohio

Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s Italian (Parish) Festival is a great cultural festival that’s fun for the family. It offers an assortment of Italian food, games of chance, entertainment and more. 2023 DATE: July 13-16, 2023Location: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church1355 W 70th StCleveland, OH 44102Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-lady-of-mount-carmel-97th-annual-festival-tickets-619286521657 **** This … Read more