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 – My Experience

2023 DATE: September 22-24, 2023This post documents my experience on September 23, 2018. Out at the Dayton Art Institute… …it wasn’t your average weekend. Guests were climbing into oversized chairs… …posing for crazy pictures… …eating their weight in sauerkraut balls (Hey Hey Bar and Grill)… …singing along with the Polka … 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

Ashville Viking Festival – Ashville, Ohio – My Experience

2023 Dates: April 29-30, 2023AUTHOR’S NOTE: I first visited the Ashville Viking Festival in 2011. You can read that experience here: https://ohiofestivals.net/9-ashville-viking-festival-april-30-2011/ This post documents my experience on April 28, 2018. ******************** In Ashville, Ohio, home to the World’s Oldest Traffic Light… …the vikings returned, set anchor… …and set up … Read more

Ohio’s Best Festivals

UPDATED: 10/14/19 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