Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival – Mansfield, Ohio

The Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival takes place at the Mansfield Reformatory, offering great bands, plenty of food and drink, vendors and more. 2024 DATE: July 19-21, 2024Location: The Ohio State Reformatory100 Reformatory RdMansfield, OH 44905Website: https://www.facebook.com/Inkcarcerationfestival ****This post documents my experience on July 14, 2018. Out at the Ohio … Read more

Washboard Music Festival – Logan, Ohio

The Washboard Music Festival celebrates the locally manufactured washboard through music, food and fun. 2024 DATE: June 13-15, 2024Location: 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

Music and Ribfest – Wooster, Ohio

The Wayne County Music and Ribfest takes place at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, Ohio where entertainment includes live music, an activity area for the kids, and various games, contests and more. There is also a beer garden, fair food and, of course, a fine selection of ribs. 2024 … Read more

Miami Valley Bluegrass Heritage Festival – Miamisburg, Ohio – My Experience

AUTHOR’S NOTE: in 2018, the festival was renamed the Miami Valley Bluegrass and Artisan Festival This post documents my experience on September 16, 2017. ******************** It was a beautiful day in Miamisburg… …perfect for celebrating the Miami Valley Bluegrass Heritage Festival. This festival incorporated the Miamisburg Historical Society‘s artisan festival… … Read more

HotLicks Bluesfest – Granville, Ohio

The HotLick Bluesfest is a blues music festival in downtown Granville, Along with the food and merchandise of local businesses, there are food trucks and a beer garden. 2023 DATE: September 9, 2023Location: Downtown GranvilleWebsite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-hot-licks-blues-festival-tickets-643851787027**** This post documents my experience on September 3, 2016. In downtown Granville, locals were … Read more

Painesville Party in the Park – Painesville, Ohio

The Painesville Party in the Park is a free music festival with over 30 musical acts, playing a great selection of music genres (Funk, Reggae, Jazz, Country, Latin, etc.). There are also plenty of vendors, booths held by community organizations, delicious food, inflatables, activities for children and more. 2024 Date: … Read more

London Rhythm and Rib Fest – London, Ohio

The London Rhythm and Rib Fest is a downtown rib fest with a huge car show, plenty of food vendors and some interesting vendors. 2023 DATE: August 4-5, 2023Location: Downtown LondonWebsite: https://www.facebook.com/LondonRhythmAndRibFest/ This post documents my experience on August 1, 2014, when the festival was called the London Rib and … Read more

Taranta Padova Review – Padova, Italy – June 28, 2014

AUTHOR’S NOTE: During a recent trip to Northeastern Italy, I documented a few festivals for your entertainment.  This is the third.  Enjoy! ******************** Many of you may already be familiar with the Tarantella, a folk dance once used to sweat the poison from the bite of a tarantula wolf spider.  … Read more

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