My Favorite Festivals of 2018

Last year, I wrote a post about My Favorite Festivals of 2017, which you can read HERE. I really liked this idea since it not only gave me a chance to reflect on all the year’s festivals, but it gave readers a chance to catch up on some great festival … Read more

The Dayton Art Institute’s Oktoberfest – Dayton, Ohio

The Oktoberfest takes place on the grounds of the Dayton Art Institute, offering a great selection of food, beer and wine, while offering a showcase of artists in various mediums. 2023 DATE: September 22-24, 2023Location: Dayton Art Institute456 Belmonte Park NDayton, OH 45405Website: https://www.daytonartinstitute.org/upcoming-events/special-events/oktoberfest/**** This post documents my experience on … Read more

40.) Our Lady of the Scapular Polish Festival Review – Wyandotte, Michigan – August 24, 2018

Down 10th Street in Wyandotte, Michigan… …you can find Our Lady of the Scapular Parish. Formerly known as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, this beautiful church… …is the oldest Polish parish in Wyandotte… …connected to the first settlement of Poles in the area… …and host to the annual Polish Festival. … Read more

Italian-American Heritage Festival – Warren, Ohio – My Experience

2023 DATE: August 10-13, 2023This post documents my experience on August 11, 2018. In Warren’s Courthouse Square… …green, white and red decorated the gazebo… …bocce balls rolled and knocked each other about on a sandy court… …a young musician played an Italian melody on the accordion… …and thousands of festival … Read more

Olde Canal Days Festival – Canal Fulton, Ohio

The Old Canal Days Festival takes place in downtown Canal Fulton where there is a large variety of vendors, food options, multiple stages of music entertainment and a carnival with rides and games. 2023 Date: July 6-7, 2023Location: Downtown Canal FultonWebsite: http://cityofcanalfulton-oh.gov/events/olde-canal-days-festival/ **** This post documents my experience on July … Read more

Washboard Music Festival – Logan, Ohio

The Washboard Music Festival celebrates the locally manufactured washboard through music, food and fun. 2023 DATE: June 15-17, 2023Location: Downtown LoganWebsite: https://www.loganwashboardfestival.com/ ****This post documents my experience on June 15, 2018. Logan, Ohio is home to the Columbus Washboard Company… …the only manufacturer of handmade washboards in the United States… … Read more

Ashville Viking Festival – Ashville, Ohio

The Ashville Viking Festival celebrates through a Saxon Market, various forms of entertainment, re-enactors representing many times periods of history and a nice selection of food – including turkey legs. 2024 Dates: April 27-28, 2023Location: Ashville Community Park165 Walnut StAshville, OH 43103Website: https://ashvilleohvikingfestival.com/ ****AUTHOR’S NOTE: I first visited the Ashville … Read more

Ohio’s Best Festivals

UPDATED: 8/3/23 Ohio has over 2000 festivals! 2000!  Let that soak in a bit. If you’re new to Ohio, or even if you’re new to Ohio’s festival world, you may be searching through my 500+ festival reviews and trying to figure out what the best festivals are. And while I … Read more