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44.) Cider Dayze Review – Armada, Michigan – August 25, 2018

Out at Blake Farms Apple Orchard… …they were hosting a festival called Cider Dayze… …where adults sampled cider (Blake’s Hard Cider)… …after cider (Virtue Cider)… …until they felt comfortable doing this. You guessed it – these were hard ciders (JK’s Farmhouse Ciders)… …and there was quite a lot of it (Starcut Ciders/Vander Mill)… …although there was always the possibility (Cellarmen’s)… …

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32.) Italian-American Heritage Festival Review – Warren – 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 goers were trying to figure what to eat. This was the Italian-American Heritage Festival… …a celebration that not only offered visitors… …information about …

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30.) Shaker Woods Festival Review – Columbiana – August 11, 2018

When I entered the grounds of the Shaker Woods Festival… …I was a little overwhelmed… …but with a map in my hand… …and an eye out for location markers… …I set out to explore the 200+ vendors that made this event a shopper’s paradise. As you could guess with so many vendors, there was a little bit of everything… …from …

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20.) Olde Canal Days Festival Review – Canal Fulton – July 14, 2018

Near the canal in Canal Fulton… …a festival celebrated the Olde Canal Days. The main course of the festival ran down E. Cherry Street… …with branches shooting down both North and South Canal Streets… …an inflatable city starting the festival on one end… …and the other end finishing with a large carnival area… …with rides… …games… …and food. I was …

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7.) Washboard Music Festival Review – Logan – June 15, 2018

Logan, Ohio is home to the Columbus Washboard Company… …the only manufacturer of handmade washboards in the United States… …and they really are handmade! I came here not only to learn how washboards were made… …but to see how they were used musically… …through a celebration called the Washboard Music Festival. As I walked along W. Main Street under lines …

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2.) Ashville Viking Festival Review – April 28, 2018

AUTHOR’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/ ******************** In Ashville, Ohio, home to the World’s Oldest Traffic Light… …the vikings returned, set anchor… …and set up camp at the annual Viking Festival. As always, they brought some friends with them… …including pirates… …Scottish clans …medieval and Middle Ages folk… …

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Ohio’s Best Festivals

UPDATED: 10/14/19 Ohio has over 1800 festivals! 1800!  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 will be quick to say it’s all a matter of …