Ohio Festivals Exploring Ohio's Festivals one funnel cake at a time. 2018-04-20T15:10:45Z https://ohiofestivals.net/feed/atom/ WordPress ohiofestivals https://ohiofestivals.net/ <![CDATA[Upcoming Festival Weekend: April 19-22, 2018]]> https://ohiofestivals.net/?p=20743 2018-04-19T11:33:00Z 2018-04-18T10:24:32Z Happy Day, Festival Fans!

And it IS a happy day as there are many more festivals to celebrate in Ohio and among her stately neighbors.

Earth Day is a big reason for this with a nice amount of Earth Day festivals going on in a few of the states.

But there are some really awesomely themed festivals going as well, including…

All Things Brunch Festival (Columbus, Ohio)

Hell City Tattoo Festival (Columbus, Ohio)…

St. Joseph Psychic and Paranormal Fair (Lorain, Ohio)…

Death and Taxes Day (Bargersville, Indiana)…

Bacon, Burger and Beer Festival (Evansville, Indiana)…

Hillbilly Days (Pikeville, Kentucky)…

Kentucky Derby Festival (Louisville, Kentucky)…

Zehnder’s Ragtime Festival (Frankenmuth, Michigan)…

“Beer in the Buff” Craft Brew Festival (New Buffalo, Michigan)…

Bringin’ Back the 80s Festival (Frankenmuth, Michigan)…

…and Stink Fest (Huntington, West Virginia).

Just look at the list above…ghosts, hillbillies, 80’s nostalgia, clothing-required beer festivals, tattoos, bacon…it doesn’t get much better!  It’s just a shame that’s all these festivals aren’t all near each other so that I can visit them all!

But be sure to go through the complete lists below to see what other festivals are going on (West Virginia, for example, has a lot of ramp festivals this weekend).  There’s also a map at the bottom of this post.

 

Many more festivals next weekend, so be sure to look ahead at the Festival Schedule Pages.

Have a great and safe weekend!

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Kristian

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Festivals and Shows

April 19-22, 2018

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Festival Reviews – Listed by City

Here are the reviews for some upcoming festivals that I have visited.

No reviews this weekend.

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Ohio Festivals

4/20 – All Things Brunch Festival – Columbus
4/20-4/21 – #Fest – Athens
4/21 – Earth Gathering Festival – Chillicothe
4/21 – Earth Day Extravaganza – Bellefontaine
4/21 – Earth Day Celebration – Wilmot
4/21-4/22 – Ghost Town Spring Crafts and Antiques Festival – Findlay
4/22 – Ravens Nest Fest: An Earth Day Celebration – Ravenna
4/22 – Earth Day Columbus – Columbus

Ohio Fairs and Shows

4/20-4/21 – Midwest Ceramic Show – Dayton
4/20-4/22 – Hell City Tattoo Festival – Columbus
4/21 – The Mom and Pop Shoppe – Akron
4/21-4/22 – St. Joseph Psychic and Paranormal Fair – Lorain
4/21-4/22 – Rocky River Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show – Rocky River
4/22 – Hooray For Moms! Vendor/Craft Show – Cleveland
4/22 – All Cleveland Reptile Show & Sale – Brook Park

Indiana Festivals

4/20-4/22 – Viking Fest – Whitestown
4/21 – Earth Day Indiana Festival – Indianapolis
4/21 – Rock the Block – Greenwood
4/21 – Earth Fest! – Fremont
4/21 – Death and Taxes Day – Bargersville
4/21 – Family Fun Fest – Hamlet
4/21 – Funk in the City Spring Art Festival – Evansville
4/21 – Bacon, Burger and Beer Festival – Evansville

Kentucky Festivals

4/19-4/21 – Hillbilly Days – Pikeville
4/20-4/21 – Southern Kentucky Book Festival – Bowling Green
4/20-4/21 – Sweet Owen Music Festival – Owenton
4/20-4/22 – Terrapin Hill Cabin Fever Reliever – Harrodsburg
4/21 – Homeplace Spring Plow Day and Festival – Campbellsville
4/21 – Cherry Blossom Art Festival – Franklin
4/21 – SOKY Earth Day Festival – Franklin
4/21-4/22 – International Kite and Culture Festival – Georgetown
4/21-4/22 – White Plains Civil War Festival – White Plains
4/21-5/3 – Kentucky Derby Festival – Louisville

Michigan Festivals

4/18-4/21 – Zehnder’s Ragtime Festival – Frankenmuth
4/20-4/21 – Bringin’ Back the 80s Festival – Frankenmuth
4/20-4/22 – MI Earth Day Fest – Rochester
4/21 – “Beer in the Buff” Craft Brew Festival – New Buffalo
4/21 – Spring Jeep Migration Bash – Drummond Island

Pennsylvania Festivals

4/20 – L.A. Spring Thing Festival at The Glades – Gibbon Glade
4/21 – Wine Festival – New Castle

West Virginia Festivals

4/21 – Wine and Food Festival – Berkeley Springs
4/21 – Stink Fest – Huntington
4/21 – West Virginia Bites and Brews – Morgantown
4/21 – Panhandle Earth Day Celebration – Harpers Ferry
4/21 – Feast of the Ramson – Richwood

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Where to find the festivals this weekend.

Can’t see map? Go to the main post by clicking HERE.

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Festival Schedule Pages

Indiana

Kentucky

Michigan

Ohio

Ohio Fairs and Shows

Pennsylvania

West Virginia

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ohiofestivals https://ohiofestivals.net/ <![CDATA[Upcoming Festival Weekend: April 12-15, 2018]]> https://ohiofestivals.net/?p=20541 2018-04-11T11:48:58Z 2018-04-11T11:48:58Z Happy Day, Festival Fans!

There’s a few more festivals this weekend in Ohio with the promise of twice as many festivals next weekend and over three times the weekend after.

The festival dawn is upon us!

And it’s not only happening in Ohio.  Festivals in all the surrounding states are growing in numbers.

I can’t tell you how excited I am. 🙂

 

This weekend in Ohio, all the festivals take place around the Columbus area with the Taste of Clintonville, the Ohioana Book Festival and Grove City’s Spring Craft Beer Fest. Craft shows and shopping expos, meanwhile, take place all around the state.

In other states, there are some interesting festivals going on, especially the food festivals in Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  These festivals include…

Indiana:  Columbus Pride Festival

Kentucky: Spring Fling Art Festival (Lawrenceburg), Fleur de Flea Early Spring Vintage Urban Market (Louisville)

Michigan: MoshFest (Chesterfield), Traverse City Chocolate Festival

Pennsylvania: Wine and Taco Fest (Pittsburgh), Chow and Browse Festival (Zelienople)

West Virginia: Chocolate Festival (Lewisburg), West Virginia Food Truck Festival (Hurricane)

Be sure to check out the lists below as well as the map to see if something is taking place near you.

More festivals next weekend, so be sure to look ahead at the Festival Schedule Pages.

Have a great and safe weekend, festival fans.

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Kristian

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Festivals and Shows

April 12-15, 2018

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Festival Reviews – Listed by City

Here are the reviews for some upcoming festivals that I have visited.

No reviews this weekend.

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Ohio Festivals

4/12 – Taste of Clintonville – Columbus
4/14 – Spring Craft Beer Fest – Grove City
4/14 – Ohioana Book Festival – Columbus

Ohio Fairs and Shows

4/12-4/15 – Equine Affaire – Columbus
4/13-4/14 – Home Sweet Home Vintage Inspired Market – Lima
4/13-4/15 – GemStreet USA – Springfield
4/14 – Doll Show and Sale – West Chester
4/14 – Ladies Shopping Expo – Columbus
4/14-4/15 – Strongsville Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show – Strongsville
4/14-4/15 – Gift of Light Expo – Berea
4/14-4/15 – Olde Stark Antique Faire – Canton

Indiana Festivals

4/14 – Columbus Pride Festival – Columbus

Kentucky Festivals

4/14 – Spring Fling Art Festival – Lawrenceburg
4/14 – Fleur de Flea Early Spring Vintage Urban Market – Louisville
4/14 – Kite Fest – Lexington

Michigan Festivals

4/14 – Grub and Brew Fest – Grand Haven
4/14 – MoshFest – Chesterfield
4/15 – Traverse City Chocolate Festival – Traverse City

Pennsylvania Festivals

4/14 – Fun and Grub DrinkFest aPalooza – Pittsburgh
4/14 – Wine and Taco Fest – Pittsburgh
4/14 – Chow and Browse Festival – Zelienople
4/14-4/15 – Spring Thaw Wine and Food Festival – Somerset
4/14-4/15 – Asbury Woods Maple Festival – Erie
4/15 – North Hills Brew Fest – Pittsburgh

West Virginia Festivals

4/13-4/15 – Dogwood Arts and Crafts Festival – Huntington
4/14 – West Virginia Food Truck Festival – Hurricane
4/14 – Chocolate Festival – Lewisburg

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Where to find the festivals this weekend.

Can’t see map? Go to the main post by clicking HERE.

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Festival Schedule Pages

Indiana

Kentucky

Michigan

Ohio

Ohio Fairs and Shows

Pennsylvania

West Virginia

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ohiofestivals https://ohiofestivals.net/ <![CDATA[Upcoming Festival Weekend: April 5-8, 2018]]> https://ohiofestivals.net/?p=20506 2018-04-03T13:34:04Z 2018-04-04T10:52:41Z Happy (Greek) Easter Weekend, Festival Fans!

Ohio’s festivals numbers still aren’t there yet (almost), but there is still a nice amount of Ohio shows and out-of-state festivals this weekend.

Let’s take a closer look at these together…

In Ohio, we have a Starry Night Family Festival in Westerville along with shows that cover a spectrum of interests, such as Sewing, Crafts, Reptiles, Dolls, Trains, Home Improvement and a new show in Avon for RV‘s.

Out of State, the festival world has a little more to offer…

Indiana: Spring Powwow and Indian Market (Lebanon)

Kentucky: Spring Fever Festival (Ledbetter)

Michigan: Festival of the Angry Bear (Marquette), Fool Moon (Ann Arbor)

Pennsylvania: CranFest Folk and Food Festival (Cranberry Township), Erie Micro Brew Festival (Erie)

West Virginia: Spring Arts and Crafts Festival (Jane Lew)

Be sure to check out the lists below as well as the map to see if something is taking place near you.

There will be a lot coming up soon, so try to plan ahead and schedule out some festival weekends by using the Festival Schedule Pages.

Have a great and safe weekend, festival fans.

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Kristian

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Festivals and Shows

April 5-8, 2018

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Festival Reviews – Listed by City

Here are the reviews for some upcoming festivals that I have visited.

No reviews this weekend.

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Ohio Festivals

4/8 – Starry Night Family Festival – Westerville

Ohio Fairs and Shows

4/5-4/7 – Original Sewing & Quilt Expo – Cleveland
4/6-4/8 – Columbus Home Improvement Show – Columbus
4/6-4/8 – The Toledo Show: R/C Model Expo – Toledo
4/6-4/8 – Lorain County RV Show – Avon
4/7 – Spring Craft Show – North Olmsted
4/8 – Medina Railroad & Toy Show – Medina
4/8 – Cin City Reptile Show – Fairfield
4/8 – Doll and Bear Show and Sale – Toledo

Indiana Festivals

4/7 – Midwest Sour and Wild and Funk Fest – Indianapolis
4/7 – CSS Spring Fest and BBQ Competition – Indianapolis
4/7-4/8 – Traditional Spring Powwow and Indian Market – Lebanon

Kentucky Festivals

4/6-4/8 – Panhandle Spring Fever Fest and Trade Day – Ledbetter

Michigan Festivals

4/6 – Fool Moon – Ann Arbor
4/6 – Jake’s Music Festival – Grand Rapids
4/7 – Festival of the Angry Bear – Marquette

Pennsylvania Festivals

4/6-4/8 – Pittsburgh Fringe Festival – Pittsburgh
4/7 – CranFest Folk and Food Festival – Cranberry Township
4/7 – Tartan Day – Pittsburgh
4/7 – Erie Micro Brew Festival – Erie
4/7-4/8 – Beaver County Maple Festival – Fallston

West Virginia Festivals

4/7-4/8 – Jane Lew Firemen’s Spring Arts and Crafts Festival – Jane Lew

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Where to find the festivals this weekend.

Can’t see map? Go to the main post by clicking HERE.

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Festival Schedule Pages

Indiana

Kentucky

Michigan

Ohio

Ohio Fairs and Shows

Pennsylvania

West Virginia

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ohiofestivals https://ohiofestivals.net/ <![CDATA[Upcoming Festival Weekend: March 29 – April 2, 2018]]> https://ohiofestivals.net/?p=20467 2018-03-27T12:11:44Z 2018-03-28T11:00:56Z

Happy Easter Weekend, Festival Fans?

As many of you run around for chocolate eggs and plastic straw, you may be overlooking the squirt guns and pussy willow branches necessary for this weekend’s most important festival…

Dyngus Day.

Occurring on Easter Monday (you won’t have to miss out on the ham and lamb cake), the festival brings people together in the Cleveland neighborhoods of Tremont, Gordon Square and Ohio City…

…for plenty of Polish style grub…

…plenty of Polish drink…

…Polka galore…

…fake beards

…and the eventual crowning of Miss Dyngus.

 

Along with Dyngus Day, there are a few festivals going on in Ohio and one in West Virginia.  Please check the listings below to learn more.

Festivals will pick back up again next week and then really explode in numbers in about two weeks or so – so get ready!

Have a great weekend, everyone, and try not to eat too much chocolate!

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Kristian

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Festivals and Shows

March 29 – April 2, 2018

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Festival Reviews – Listed by City

Here are the reviews for some upcoming festivals that I have visited.

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4/2 – Dyngus DayClevelandMy Review

Ohio Festivals

3/31 – Hilliard KidsFest – Hilliard
3/31 – Food and Craft Beer Fest (at Columbus Crew SC Match) – Columbus
4/2 – Dyngus Day – Cleveland – My Review

Ohio Fairs and Shows

3/29-3/31 – Spring Dairy Expo – Columbus

Indiana Festivals

No festivals this weekend.

Kentucky Festivals

No festivals this weekend.

Michigan Festivals

No festivals this weekend.

Pennsylvania Festivals

No festivals this weekend.

West Virginia Festivals

3/31-4/1 – Primitive to Prepper (P2P) Festival – Hedgesville

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Where to find the festivals this weekend.

Can’t see map? Go to the main post by clicking HERE.

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Festival Schedule Pages

Indiana

Kentucky

Michigan

Ohio

Ohio Fairs and Shows

Pennsylvania

West Virginia

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ohiofestivals https://ohiofestivals.net/ <![CDATA[Upcoming Festival Weekend: March 22-25, 2018]]> https://ohiofestivals.net/?p=20175 2018-03-20T12:59:15Z 2018-03-21T11:00:26Z

Ready for new experiences, Festival Fans?

This weekend, why not head up to Deerfield, Michigan for the Testicle Festival?

At the festival, the American Legion prepares fried bull testicle slices, chicken gizzards, and baked beans and it’s all very delicious.  Seriously, if you were ever curious about Rocky Mountain Oysters, this is a great first tasting of the dish.

Check it out.

But if that’s not your thing, there are festivals in all the other states this weekend including…

…a music festival and maple syrup festival in Ohio…

…a wine and beer festival in Indiana…

…an international festival in Kentucky…

…an arts and crafts festival in Pennsylvania…

…and a polka festival in West Virginia.

Check the lists below for more festivals and shows and don’t forget the map further down.

And while you plan your weekend, I’ll continue to update festival dates on my Schedule Pages.

Have a great weekend, everyone!  Talk to you next week!

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Kristian

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Festivals and Shows

March 22-25, 2018

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Festival Reviews – Listed by City

Here are the reviews for some upcoming festivals that I have visited.

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3/24 – Testicle FestivalDeerfield, MichiganMy Review

Ohio Festivals

3/23-3/24 – Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival – Wilmington
3/23-3/25 – Serpent Mound Spring Seed and Water Peace Summit – Peebles
3/24 – Maple Syrup Festival – Montpelier

Ohio Fairs and Shows

3/22-3/25 – Ohio Pinball Show – Cuyahoga Falls
3/23-3/24 – Spring Arts and Crafts Show – Wooster
3/23-3/25 – Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo
3/23-3/25 – Great Lakes Home and Flower Show – Sandusky
3/24 – Spring Craft and Vendor Show – Mesopotamia
3/24 – Avon Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show
3/24-3/25 – Gem City Comic Con – Dayton
3/24-3/25 – Great Conjunction Springtime Psychic Fair – Boardman
3/25 – Spring Bling Womens Shopping Expo – Dayton
3/25 – All Cleveland Reptile Show & Sale – Brook Park

Indiana Festivals

3/24 – Muncie Gras – Muncie
3/24 – D-Vine Winter Wine and Beer Festival – Columbus

Kentucky Festivals

3/23-3/24 – Hopkinsville International Festival – Hopkinsville
3/23-3/24 – Activate Versailles
3/24 – Nulu Bock Fest– Louisville

Michigan Festivals

3/24 – Testicle Festival – Deerfield – My Review

Pennsylvania Festivals

3/21-3/25 – Pennsylvania Maple Festival – Meyersdale
3/23-3/25 – Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Spring Fever Festival – Monroeville

West Virginia Festivals

3/23-3/25 – Wheeling Polka Festival – Wheeling

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Where to find the festivals this weekend.

Can’t see map? Go to the main post by clicking HERE.

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Festival Schedule Pages

Indiana

Kentucky

Michigan

Ohio

Ohio Fairs and Shows

Pennsylvania

West Virginia

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ohiofestivals https://ohiofestivals.net/ <![CDATA[Upcoming Festival Weekend: March 15-18, 2018]]> https://ohiofestivals.net/?p=20075 2018-03-13T12:56:56Z 2018-03-14T11:00:41Z

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, Festival Fans!

St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, making it easier for everyone to make it to a nearby Irish celebration without having to call off work.  I’m sure there will be plenty of corned beef, bagpipes, Guinness and Irish accent attempts galore (mine isn’t half bad after a pint or two).

And while I do have some Irish themed festivals listed for this weekend, I don’t have all the celebrations listed as I want to keep the list strictly for festivals.

But, if you do want to see where there are Irish festivals going on, look to the map below for green icons.  And if you don’t see a green icon near you, just Google the events of the closest big city – it’s likely there will be some form of a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

For those looking for non-Irish festivals this weekend, there are some maple syrup festivals, an Art festival (Hillsboro), and a Buzzard festival that celebrates the return of turkey vultures to Hinckley, Ohio – a phenomenon that occurs every year on March 15 (the festival is Sunday, May 18th).

There are also some Auto shows, craft shows, expos galore (deer, turkey, beef, rust) and a comic show.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and please be safe out there.

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Kristian

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Festivals and Shows

March 15-18, 2018

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Festival Reviews – Listed by City

Here are the reviews for some upcoming festivals that I have visited.

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3/18 – Buzzard SundayHinckleyMy Review

Ohio Festivals

3/3-3/17 (Saturdays) – Ice Wine Festival – Madison
3/15 – KidsLinked KidsFest – New Albany
3/17 – Cabin Fever Arts Festival – Hillsboro
3/17-3/18 – Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast – Bath
3/18 – Buzzard Sunday – Hinckley – My Review

Ohio Fairs and Shows

3/15-3/18 – Columbus International Auto Show
3/16-3/18 – Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama – Cleveland
3/16-3/18 – Ohio Deer & Turkey Expo – Columbus
3/16-3/18 – Ohio Beef Expo – Columbus
3/17 – Toledo Collectors’ Toy and Model Fair – Sylvania
3/17-3/18 – Ruffles of Rust Expo – Hamilton
3/17-3/18 – West Central Ohio Poultry Club Poultry Show – Lima
3/17-3/18 – Railfest Train Show – Kirtland
3/18 – Spring Craftin’ Outlaws Alternative Craft Fair – Columbus
3/18 – Cleveland Comic, Card and Nostalgia Show – Westlake

Indiana Festivals

No festivals this weekend.

Kentucky Festivals

3/16-3/18 – Cumberland Falls Festival – Corbin
3/17 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival – Lexington

Michigan Festivals

3/14-3/18 – Clare Irish Festival
3/16-3/17 – St. Pat’s Day Celebration – Grand Ledge
3/17 – Maple Syrup Festival – Lansing

Pennsylvania Festivals

3/16-3/17 – Clarion River Jam Bluegrass Festival – Clarion
3/17-3/18 – Midland 4th of July St. Patrick’s Day Wing Bash
3/17-3/18 – Pennsylvania Maple Festival – Meyersdale

West Virginia Festivals

3/15 – Ides of March ShakesBEER Festival – Fairmont
3/17 – Irish Spring Festival – Ireland
3/17-3/18 – Maple Syrup Festival – Pickens

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Where to find the festivals this weekend.

Can’t see map? Go to the main post by clicking HERE.

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Festival Schedule Pages

Indiana

Kentucky

Michigan

Ohio

Ohio Fairs and Shows

Pennsylvania

West Virginia

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ohiofestivals https://ohiofestivals.net/ <![CDATA[Upcoming Festival Weekend: March 8-11, 2018]]> https://ohiofestivals.net/?p=19938 2018-03-06T16:48:38Z 2018-03-07T12:04:06Z

How are things going, Festival Fans?

Both kids and grownups have a lot to enjoy this festival weekend.

For the kids, we have some Maple Syrup festivals in Bath, Lucas and Oxford.  There are also a Kids’ festival (Dublin), an Easter festival (Cincinnati) and a kid-friendly time slot at the Dublin Blarney Bash.

Adults, meanwhile, can find delight in quite a few alcohol-themed festivals, whether it be Ice Wine (Madison), International Wine (Cincinnati), Ale (Akron and Dayton), Beer (Medina), Distilled Alcohol (Westlake) or Irish Whiskey and Beer (at the previously mentioned Dublin Blarney Bash).

And there’s a BACONFEST (College Corner) with dishes that include grilled cheese with bacon to chocolate covered bacon.  Yum!

If you’re looking for more options, there are also some Craft Fairs, a Psychic Fair, various Expos and some interesting Out-of-State Festivals in Indiana (Fiber), Michigan (Beer, Vegan, Ukulele) and West Virginia (Music/Art).

 

I also want you to know that I’ve gone through all of the Festival Schedule pages another time and have updated many more festivals.  Most pages should be around 75% complete now, so you can plan your festivals even more confidence.

Please share the pages with your family and friends and let them know about all the festival options around them.

Also, if there’s a STATE that you would like added, please write in and let me know.

Thanks and have a great weekend, everyone!

Love, Peace and Festive Festival Grease!

Kristian

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Festivals and Shows

March 8-11, 2018

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Festival Reviews – Listed by City

Here are the reviews for some upcoming festivals that I have visited.

3/10-3/11 – Maple Syrup FestivalLucasMy Review

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Ohio Festivals

3/3-3/17 (Saturdays) – Ice Wine Festival – Madison
3/8-3/10 – Cincinnati International Wine Festival
3/9 – Art and Ale – Akron
3/9 – Dublin KidsFest
3/10 – Baconfest – College Corner
3/10 – Refined Distilled Alcohol Festival – Westlake
3/10 – Medina Beer Fest
3/10 – Dublin Blarney Bash
3/10 – AleFeast Dayton
3/10-3/11 – Spring Festival of Crafts – Toledo
3/10-3/11 – Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast – Bath
3/10-3/11 – Maple Syrup Festival – Lucas – My Review
3/10-3/11 – Maple Syrup Festival – Oxford
3/11 – Easter Eggstravaganza – Cincinnati

Ohio Fairs and Shows

3/9-3/10 – Psychic Fair – Mentor
3/9-3/11 – GemStreet USA – Cleveland
3/9-3/11 – Ashtabula County Home Show – Ashtabula
3/9-3/11 – All American Pet Expo – Columbus
3/9-3/11 – Cleveland ConCoction – Aurora
3/9-3/11 – Home and Garden Show – Lancaster
3/10 – Spring Craft Fair – Fairview Park
3/10 – Spring Craft and Trade Show – Cleveland
3/10 – Columbus Mobile Food Conference and Expo
3/10 – KSU at Trumbull Spring Craft Fair – Warren
3/10-3/11 – Gift of Light Expo – Columbus
3/10-3/11 – Chagrin Falls Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show
3/11 – Cincinnati Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show – Loveland
3/11 – Boardman Gridiron Arts and Crafts Show – Boardman
3/11 – Greater Toledo Train and Toy Show – Perrysburg

Indiana Festivals

3/9-3/10 – Fiber Fest and Spin-In – Portland

Kentucky Festivals

No festivals this weekend.

Michigan Festivals

3/8 – V313: Vegan Celebration – Detroit
3/9-3/10 – Brew-Ski Festival – Harbor Springs
3/9-3/10 – WASSUP Ukulele Festival – Midland
3/10 – Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival – Jackson

Pennsylvania Festivals

No festivals this weekend.

West Virginia Festivals

3/9-3/11 – Music and Art at Oak Glen Festival – New Cumberland

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Where to find the festivals this weekend.

Can’t see map? Go to the main post by clicking HERE.

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Festival Schedule Pages

Indiana

Kentucky

Michigan

Ohio

Ohio Fairs and Shows

Pennsylvania

West Virginia

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ohiofestivals https://ohiofestivals.net/ <![CDATA[Upcoming Festival Weekend: March 1-4, 2018]]> https://ohiofestivals.net/?p=19608 2018-02-27T13:59:40Z 2018-02-28T11:26:32Z

Greetings, Festival Fans!

Now that March is here, I think it’s a good time to return to weekly Upcoming Festival posts.

Not only are there more festivals popping up each weekend, but I’m finding out about new festivals every day.  That’s why it’s important to keep these posts timely and current so that you don’t miss on any great festivals!

And speaking of timely – if you are looking for the most current version of the festival listings, you should go straight to the Festival Schedule for each state.  I am always updating/correcting/confirming/adding festivals on those pages.

 

Concerning festivals this weekends, themes deal with wine, beer, maple syrup and Turkish Food.  There is also the well-known Arnold Sports Festival going on in Columbus, Ohio and an appetizing Donut Fest going on in Evansville, Indiana.

But don’t worry, Michigan, PA and West Virginia.  You have festivals coming up next weekend (and if you know of any THIS weekend, write me and let me know about them).

 

Have a great weekend, everyone, and please share a Festival Schedule Page with your friends and family members.

It really helps festivals find out about me and tell me about their festivals (so that I’ll list them).

 

 

Love, Peace and Festive Festival Grease!

Kristian

 

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Festivals and Shows

March 1-4, 2018

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Festival Reviews – Listed by City

Here are the reviews for some upcoming festivals that I have visited.

3/1-3/4 – Arnold Sports FestivalColumbusMy Review

3/3-3/4 – Maple Syrup FestivalLucasMy Review

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Ohio Festivals

3/1-3/4 – Arnold Sports Festival – Columbus – My Review
3/2 – Glass City Beer Fest – Maumee
3/2-3/4 – Bockfest – Cincinnati
3/3 – Winter Warmer Fest – Cleveland
3/3 – Glass City Wine Festival – Toledo
3/3 – Chocolate Fest Cleveland – Cleveland
3/3-3/4 – Maple Syrup Festival – Lucas – My Review
3/3-3/4 – Maple Syrup Festival – Oxford
3/3-3/17 (Saturdays) – Ice Wine Festival – Madison
3/4 – Turkish Food Festival – Columbus

Ohio Fairs and Shows

2/23-3/4 – Cleveland Auto Show
3/1-3/4 – Cincinnati Home & Garden Show
3/2-3/3 – Lebanon Quilt & Fabric Arts Show
3/2-3/4 – GemStreet USA Show – Cincinnati
3/2-3/4 – Wizard World Comic Con – Cleveland
3/2-3/4 – Indian Lake Boat Show
3/3 – Columbus Spring Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show – Hilliard
3/3 – GCHS Band Spring Craft and Gift Bazaar – Grove City
3/3 – Oak Hills Band Association Spring Craft Fair – Cincinnati
3/3-3/4 – Medina Home and Garden Show
3/3-3/4 – Building Industry Association Home Show – Springfield
3/4 – Buckeye Comic Con – Columbus
3/4 – Cin City Reptile Show – Fairfield

Indiana Festivals

2/24-3/4 (weekends) – Maple Syrup Festival – Salem
3/3 – March Madness Sandhill Crane Festival – Linton
3/3 – Evansville Donut Festival
3/3 – Maple Sugarbush Festival and Pancake Breakfast – Evansville

Kentucky Festivals

3/3 – Kentucky Women’s Book Festival – Louisville

Michigan Festivals

No festivals this weekend.

Pennsylvania Festivals

No festivals this weekend.

West Virginia Festivals

No festivals this weekend.

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Where to find the festivals this weekend.

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Kentucky

Michigan

Ohio

Ohio Fairs and Shows

Pennsylvania

West Virginia

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ohiofestivals https://ohiofestivals.net/ <![CDATA[1.) Mac N Cheese Throwdown Review – Cleveland – February 17, 2018]]> https://ohiofestivals.net/?p=19391 2018-02-21T17:50:15Z 2018-02-21T17:50:15Z

When I arrived at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

…it wasn’t too difficult to find my way to the Mac N Cheese Throwdown.

I just followed the signs through doorways…

…and down corridors…

…and I was there in no time – and before everyone else.

I got here super early because I was one of four tasting judges (photo courtesy of Monica Robbins)…

…who voted on such dishes as Mac ‘n’ Cheese Curds (Merwins Wharf)…

…Smoked Gruyere Mac & Cheese (Luxe Kitchen & Lounge)…

…Mac ‘n’ Cheese Crepes (Cafe Avalaun)…

…and Braised Short Rib Mac ‘n’ Cheese (Pub Frato)…

…all while a swarm of hungry festival goers arrived to do the same…

…and some waited through a long line to get inside.

In the main room…

…there was a VIP area…

…equipped with a bar…

…a DJ…

…and the majority of food booths representing area restaurants (Harry Buffalo), restaurant groups (Driftwood)…

…and food trucks (Hatfield’s Good Grub)…

…all of which either handed samples to festival goers (Deagan’s/Hofbrauhaus)…

…or stocked the table for them to pick (Southside).

A smaller room across the way…

…held more of the food vendors (Willoughby Brewing/Wild Eagle)…

…and the area between the two held the public bars…

…and a handful of non-food vendors (IV Rescue/Champion Windows).

Guests ate theirs samples at standing tables…

…in the open…

…or in line while waiting for other samples.

Some even brought their own baking trays to collect samples and eat all at once.

And while festival goers continued to gather samples (BRIM)…

…and vote for their favorites…

…I did the same at the judges’ table with such interesting dishes as Pierogi Mac ‘n’ Cheese (Southside)…

…Surf & Turf Mac ‘n’ Cheese (Two Bucks North Olmsted)…

…Poke Mac ‘N’ Cheese (2nd and High)…

…the slightly spicy and delicious Mac ‘n’ Cheese Balls (Wild Eagle)…

…and the rather decadent Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese Grilled Cheese (Metropolitan at the 9)…

…which I obviously loved.

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Welcome back, Festival Fans!

We are now into February and, while the festival numbers are starting to build, I thought I would do one more monthly post before going back to weekly updates.

Below, I’ve broken the festivals out by weekend to help you plan ahead.  I’ve also done this with the map.

To see the map listings by weekend, click on the arrow box found on the left of the “Festivals in February 2018” title. A panel will reveal itself with each of the weekends.  Simply uncheck any weekends that you don’t wish to see and click the box again to make the panel disappear.

Write me, if you have any questions.

 

Concerning this month’s festivals, there are some great ones out there.

In Ohio, along with some chocolate, donut and sweet treat festivals (some are already sold out – sorry), you’ll really want to check out the Ice-A-Fair in Vermilion, the Cleveland Kurentovanje Winter Festival, and the increasingly popular Brite Winter (Cleveland).

There are also a few Ohio festivals I haven’t been to but would love to attend, including the Burning Snowman Fest in Port Clinton, Winterfest in Bowling Green, and BeatleFest in Kent.

 

In other states, while Indiana and Pennsylvania have a decent amount of winter festivals, Michigan takes the lead this month with an impressive number of festivals celebrating winter, snow, ice and more.  These festivals include the North American Snow Festival (Cadillac), the Snowmobile Festival (Gaylord), the Michigan Nordic Fire Festival (Charlotte), and Sledfest (Johannesburg).

 

But take a look at all the festivals because you don’t know what you could find.  There’s a Pirate Festival in Kentucky this month, a soda pop festival in Indiana, Pennsylvania’s world famous Groundhog Day Weekend Celebration and a pre-Lenten burning of Old Man Winter in a West Virginian festival called Fasnacht.

Get out there, explore and have a wonderful and safe February!

Love, Peace and Festive Festival Grease!

Kristian

 

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Festivals and Shows

February 2018

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Festival Reviews – Listed by City

Here are the reviews for some upcoming festivals that I have visited.

2/24 – Brite WinterClevelandMy Review

2/10 – Cleveland Kurentovanje Winter FestivalMy Review

2/10 – Donut FestClevelandMy Review

2/17 – Winter Blues FestivalFindlayMy Review

2/16-2/19 – Medina Ice FestivalMy Review

2/3 – Ice-A-FairVermilionMy Review

 

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Ohio Festivals

2/2-2/3 – Winter Werk Out Music and Arts Festival – Columbus
2/2-2/3 – Cincy Winter Beerfest – Cincinnati – Blogger Review
2/2-2/3 – Winter Blues and Heritage Festival – Cincinnati
2/3 – Winterfest – Geneva
2/3 – Ice-A-Fair – Vermilion – My Review
2/3 – Sweet Treats Dessert Festival – Columbus
2/3-2/4* – Artic Ice Festival – Sandusky – My Review – DISCONTINUED

2/9-2/11 – Winterfest – Bowling Green
2/10 – Donut Fest – Cleveland – My Review
2/10 – Chocolate Extravaganza – Coshocton
2/10 – Chocolate Lovers’ Fest – Genoa
2/10 – Cleveland Kurentovanje Winter FestivalMy Review
2/10-2/11 – Jungle Jim’s Big Cheese Festival – Fairfield
2/10-2/11 – Perrysburg Winterfest

2/16 – Worthington KidsFest
2/16-2/19 – Medina Ice FestivalMy Review
2/17 – Mac N Cheese Throwdown – Cleveland
2/17 – Winter Blues Festival – Findlay – My Review

2/23 – BeatleFest – Kent
2/24 – Burning Snowman Fest – Port Clinton
2/24 – Brite Winter – Cleveland – My Review
2/24 – Blues, Brews and Stews Winterfest – Greenfield
2/24 – Lake Erie Folk Fest – Euclid

 

 

Ohio Fairs and Shows

2/2-2/11 – The Great Big Home + Garden Show – Cleveland
2/3-2/4 – Living History Trade Fair – Fremont
2/4 – Cin City Reptile Show – Fairfield
2/4 – Medina Railroad & Toy Show

2/7-2/11 – Cincinnati Auto Expo
2/10 – Animarathon – Bowling Green
2/10 – Zipcon – Akron
2/10 – Cleveland Bazaar Valentine
2/10-2/11 – Easyriders Bike Show – Columbus
2/10-2/11 – My Stormy Valentine Cat Show – Maumee
2/10-2/11 – Olde Stark Antique Faire – Canton
2/11 – Cars & Parts Swap Meet and Car Show – Springfield
2/11 – Annual Columbus Bottle Show

2/16-2/18 – Cleveland Golf Show
2/16-2/18 – House & Home Show – Toledo
2/17-2/18 – Honoring Our Native Heritage Powwow – Lima
2/17-2/18 – Oddmall – Expedition Elsewhere – Canton
2/17-2/25 – The Columbus Dispatch Home & Garden Show – Columbus
2/18 – All Cleveland Reptile Show & Sale – Brook Park

2/23-2/25 – Miami County Home & Garden Show – Troy
2/23-3/4 – Cleveland Auto Show
2/24-2/25 – Cincinnati Home & Garden Show
2/24-2/25 – Cabin Fever Art, Craft and Marketplace – Maumee
2/25 – Doll and Bear Show and Sale – Strongsville

Indiana Festivals

2/3 – Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest – Indianapolis
2/4 – Return of the Mac: Macaroni and Cheese Festival – Indianapolis

2/9-2/10 – St. Demetrios A Taste of Greece – Hammond
2/10 – Fizz Fest – Fort Wayne

2/17 – Shelf Ice Brewfest – Michigan City
2/17 – NWI Food Truck Indoor Fest – Crown Point
2/17 – Weather the Fort – Fort Wayne
2/17 – “Frigid Digits” Winter Beer Fest – Indianapolis

2/24 – ‘Savor Lebanon’ Craft Beer, Wine and Food Festival -Lebanon
2/24-3/4 (weekends) – Maple Syrup Festival – Salem

 

 

Kentucky Festivals

2/3 – Kentucky Pirate Festival – Louisville

2/10 – Barrel Fest – Lexington

Michigan Festivals

2/1-2/3 – North American Snow Festival – Cadillac
2/2-2/3 – Gaylord Alpenfrost
2/2-2/4 – Perchville USA – East Tawas
2/2-2/4 – Ice Breaker Festival – South Haven
2/2-2/4 – Magical Ice Fest – St. Joseph
2/3 – Sledfest – Johannesburg

2/9-2/11 – Utica Ice Festival
2/10 – Winter Microbrew and Music Festival – Mancelona

2/14-2/18 – Michigan Ice Festival – Munising
2/15-2/18 – Snowsfest – Cedarville
2/15-2/18 – Frostbite Winter Festival – Harrison
2/16-2/17 – Higgins Lake Roscommon Chamber of Commerce Winterfest – Roscommon
2/16-2/18 – Shanty Days – Caseville
2/17 – Saginaw Winter Brew Festival
2/17 – Frostbite Saturday and Chili Crawl – Manistee
2/17-2/18 – Aqua Freeze Festival – St. Clair Shores

2/23-2/24 – Winter Beer Festival – Comstock Park
2/23-2/24 – Snowmobile Festival – Gaylord
2/23-2/25 – Michigan Nordic Fire Festival – Charlotte
2/24 – Lake Millecoquins Winter Carnival – Engadine

Pennsylvania Festivals

2/1-2/3 – Groundhog Day Weekend Celebration – Punxsutawney
2/3 – Groundhog Wine Trail Festival – Clearfield
2/3 – Franklin on Ice

2/23-2/25 – Oil Country Bluegrass Festival – Oil City
2/23-2/24 – Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest
2/24 – Winter Ice House Park Festival – Conneaut Lake

West Virginia Festivals

2/9 – Wild and Wonderful Winter Beer Fest – Huntington>
2/10 – Cabin Fever Craft Beer Fest – Morgantown

2/25 – Fasnacht – Helvetia

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Where to find the festivals this weekend.

Can’t see map? Go to the main post by clicking HERE.

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Festival Schedule Pages

Indiana

Kentucky

Michigan

Ohio

Ohio Fairs and Shows

Pennsylvania

West Virginia

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ohiofestivals https://ohiofestivals.net/ <![CDATA[Upcoming Festivals: January 2018]]> https://ohiofestivals.net/?p=19015 2018-01-10T13:11:47Z 2018-01-10T13:13:00Z

Happy 2018, Festival Fans!

I hope your New Year has started wonderfully!

Here, I have already started running through the festival schedules and confirming dates, updating website links and finding new festivals.  By the end of the week, I should be done with the first check, validating about 30% of all festivals for this year.

At the end of this month, I’ll begin Check #2 and eventually start emailing and calling festivals for more info.  It should be mostly updated by March/April.

 

Concerning these upcoming festival posts, the first 2-3 months are typically the lightest, so I thought I would just give you a post for all of January.  Below, you’ll see that I’ve listed the festivals by weekends to make it a little easier to understand.  I’ve also split the map into layers so that you can check only the weekends that you are interested in.  Otherwise, the map will list every weekend in January.

This month, you’ll notice that Ohio and Michigan both have plenty of winter and beer festivals going on.  Michigan, in particular, has a lot of winter festivals, so you really should check out some of the festivals happening up north (i.e. Yeti Fest and a Finnish American Mid-Winter Festival)!

But if the cold is too much for you, Ohio has many expos and shows to take advantage of so that you can stay warm and find new products and services concerning recreational sports, vehicles, travel, remodeling and more.

In short, you shouldn’t be bored 🙂

Have a great January and we’ll talk soon via reviews or more upcoming festival posts.

I hope you all have a fantastic 2018!

Love, Peace and Festive Festival Grease!

Kristian

 

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Festivals and Shows

January 2018

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Festival Reviews – Listed by City

Here are the reviews for some upcoming festivals that I have visited.

1/19-1/20 – Columbus Winter BeerfestMy Review

1/13-1/14 – Mohican Winter FestLoudonvilleMy Review

1/19 – For the Love of Chocolate FestivalMedinaMy Review

1/27 – Winter Days FestivalVermilionMy Review

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Ohio Festivals

1/13 – Jungle Jim’s Barrel Aged Beer Bash – Fairfield
1/13 – Chardon WinterFest My Review
1/13-1/14 – Mohican Winter Fest – Loudonville – My Review

1/19 – For the Love of Chocolate Festival – Medina – My Review
1/19-1/20* – Ice Fest – Hamilton – NEXT IN 2019
1/19-1/20 – Columbus Winter BeerfestMy Review
1/20 – Logan Frozen Festival
1/20 – Winter Brewfest – Toledo

1/26-1/27 – Cleveland Winter Beerfest
1/27 – Winter Days Festival – Vermilion – My Review
1/27 – Dayton Brew Ha-Ha
1/27 – Buckeye Lake Winterfest
1/28 – Frozen Fest – Newbury

 

Ohio Fairs and Shows

1/5-1/14 – The Ohio RV & Boat Show – Columbus
1/10-1/14 – Ohio RV Super Show – Cleveland
1/12-1/14 – Cincinnati Golf Show
1/12-1/14 – Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show
1/14 – Cin City Reptile Show – Fairfield
1/14 – Winter Ohio Guitar Show – Columbus

1/17-1/21 – Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show
1/18-1/21 – Nari Home Improvement Show – Cleveland
1/18-1/21 – Mid-American Boat Show – Cleveland
1/19-1/20 – The Journey Psychic and Healing Fair – Mentor
1/19-1/21 – Great Vacations Travel EXPO – Columbus
1/19-1/21 – Columbus Woodworking Show
1/19-1/21 – Cincinnati Hunting and Fishing Show
1/19-1/21 – Midwest Sports Spectacular – Columbus
1/20 – Northern Ohio Fly Fishing Expo – Brecksville
1/21 – Winter Model Train Show – Vermilion

1/25-1/27* – Power Show Ohio – Columbus – DISCONTINUED
1/25-1/27 – Magi-Fest – Columbus
1/25-1/28 – Cincinnati-Dayton RV Super Show – Dayton
1/26-1/28 – International Motorcycle Show – Cleveland
1/26-1/28 – Ohayocon – Columbus
1/26-1/28 – Greater Cincinnati Remodeling Expo – Sharonville
1/26-1/28 – Tri-County Home Show – Niles
1/26-1/28 – Columbus Golf and Travel Show
1/26-1/28 – Johnson’s Log Home & Timber Frame Show – Columbus
1/27-1/28 – Lebanon Antique Show and Sale

Indiana Festivals

11/24-1/27 – Indiana Chinese Lantern Festival – Indianapolis

1/23-1/28 – The Meltdown Winter Ice Festival – Richmond

 

Kentucky Festivals

No festivals this month.  Next in February.

Michigan Festivals

1/12-1/13 – Indian River Winterfest
1/12-1/14 – Plymouth Ice Festival

1/18-1/21 – Caro Winter Fest
1/19-1/20 – Heikki Lunta – Negaunee
1/19-1/21 – Tip-Up Town USA – Houghton Lake
1/19-1/21 – Hunter Ice Festival – Niles
1/19-1/21 – Fire and Ice Festival – Rochester
1/20 – Chili Cook-off and Winterfest – Grass Lake
1/20-1/21 – Kalkaska Winterfest
1/20-1/21 – Ice Sculpture Festival – Tecumseh

1/24-1/29 – Zehnder’s Snowfest – Frankenmuth
1/25-1/28 – Winterfest – Grand Haven
1/26-1/27 – Downtown Winter BeerFest – Sault Ste. Marie
1/26-1/28 – Tip-Up Town USA – Houghton Lake
1/26-1/28 – Meridian Winter Blast – Detroit
1/27 – Pure Ludington Brrrew Fest – Ludington
1/27 – Winterfest – Saline
1/27 – Icefest – Coldwater
1/27 – Yeti Fest – Suttons Bay
1/27 – Art and Craft BeerFest – Lansing
1/27 – Heikinpäivä Finnish American Mid-Winter Festival – Hancock
1/27 – St. Joe Winter Beer Fest – St. Joseph

Pennsylvania Festivals

1/12-1/13 – January Ice Jam – Butler
1/12-1/14 – Fire and Ice Festival – Somerset

1/19-1/21 – Warren County Winterfest – Clarendon

1/27 – Winterfest – Treasure Lake
1/27-1/28 – Clearfield YMCA Winterfest – Penfield

 

West Virginia Festivals

1/27 – West Virginia Winter Music Festival – Lewisburg

 

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Where to find the festivals this weekend.

Can’t see map? Go to the main post by clicking HERE.

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Festival Schedule Pages

Indiana

Kentucky

Michigan

Ohio

Ohio Fairs and Shows

Pennsylvania

West Virginia

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ohiofestivals https://ohiofestivals.net/ <![CDATA[Upcoming Festival Weekend: December 14-31, 2017]]> https://ohiofestivals.net/?p=18763 2017-12-13T19:11:15Z 2017-12-13T12:14:02Z

This is the last post of the year, Festival Fans!

That’s right!  Since there are only a few New Year’s Eve and holiday festivals beyond this weekend, I thought I would just combine all remaining events on one last post.

Please go through the listings below and be very mindful of the dates, as some events actually extend all the way into January.  If they are at the top of the list, it could simply mean that they started earlier.

There’s still a nice amount of craft shows and holiday events this weekend, so go out and enjoy yourself whether to be social or to gather some last minute gifts.

You can even find me a gift for my birthday on December 24th!

Haha…actually, please don’t.

If you could get me any gift, I’d ask you to let all your friends and family about Ohiofestivals.net and spread the word about all the festivals listed on my Schedule Pages and/or the 450 festival reviews.  I’m a Capricorn, after all…notoriety and recognition are things I strive for.  If anyone tells a friend who ends up interviewing me for an article in the New York Times or gains the interest of Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern, it would truly make my year!  🙂

 

 

But, even if that never happens, please know that your readership and support are two of the many rewards I’ve experienced that keep me going.  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your comments, suggestions and simple ‘thank you’s.’

I would like to wish you all a Happy Holiday Season, including a wonderful New Year!

I’ll be reaching out to you in January to help start a new year of fantastic festivals in Ohio and beyond.

Love, Peace and Festive Festival Grease!

Kristian

 

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Festivals and Shows

December 14-31, 2017

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Festival Reviews – Listed by City

Here are the reviews for some upcoming festivals that I have visited.

12/8-12/10 – The Cleveland Flea Holiday Market: December Flea – ClevelandMy Review

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Ohio Festivals

11/17-1/7 – Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival – Columbus
11/24-12/16 (Fri/Sat) – Steubenville Nutcracker Village, Advent Market & Christmas Wonderland
12/16 – Christmas in Loveland

12/31 – Walleye Madness – Port Clinton

Ohio Fairs and Shows

12/14-12/17 – Winter Wonderland – Fremont
12/15-12/17 – The Cleveland Flea Holiday Market: December Maker Market – Cleveland – My Review
12/16 – Putnam Rail Fans Train Show – Lima
12/16 – Jingle Bell Rock and Shop – Cleveland
12/16 – Christmas Craft Show – Parma
12/16 – Jingle Mingle Craft and Vendor Show – Strongsville
12/16-12/17 – Chagrin Falls Winter Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show
12/16-12/17 – Christmas Craft Fair – Columbus
12/17 – Holiday Bazaar – Westlake
12/17 – The Procrastinator’s Shopping Event – Mentor
12/17 – All Cleveland Reptile Show & Sale – Brook Park

Indiana Festivals

11/24-12/24 – Festival of Trees – Madison
11/24-1/27 – Indiana Chinese Lantern Festival – Indianapolis
12/12 – Old-Fashioned Christmas Festival – Richmond

12/28-12/29 – Shipshewana Ice Festival

Kentucky Festivals

No festivals.  See you in 2018!

Michigan Festivals

No festivals.  See you in 2018!

Pennsylvania Festivals

11/17-12/23 (weekends) – “It’s a Wonderful Life” Festival – Indiana

12/31 – First Night – Pittsburgh

West Virginia Festivals

11/10-1/7 – Oglebay’s Winter Festival of Lights – Wheeling
11/24-12/17 (Weekends) – Christmas in Shepherdstown

12/31 – Downtown Countdown – Princeton
12/31 – “Lemon Drop” New Year’s Eve Celebration – Bluefield

 

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Where to find the festivals this weekend.

Can’t see map? Go to the main post by clicking HERE.

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Festival Schedule Pages

Indiana

Kentucky

Michigan

Ohio

Ohio Fairs and Shows

Ohio Holiday List

Pennsylvania

West Virginia

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ohiofestivals https://ohiofestivals.net/ <![CDATA[Upcoming Festival Weekend: December 7-10, 2017]]> https://ohiofestivals.net/?p=18677 2017-12-06T13:35:49Z 2017-12-06T13:33:14Z

Still some holiday markets, Festival Fans!

It is officially cold, winter is coming and all those holidays are coming quick!

So go out and take advantage of the various holiday markets and shows going on in Ohio this weekend.  Get gifts for your mom or your brother or your kids or the neighbor.  You have anywhere from a few days to a little over 2 weeks – depending on the holiday.

But even if you don’t need to shop for anyone (or if you enjoy doing it online instead), it’s nice to go out, check out local vendors and craftspeople, get a hot chocolate and just do something different.

So look at the lists below, utilize the map to see what’s close to you and find something fun!

Next week may be my last post before the end of the year, but I’ll be back in January to keep you updated on festivals and shows.

Have a great weekend, everyone, and try to stay warm!

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Kristian

 

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Festivals and Shows

December 7-10, 2017

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Festival Reviews – Listed by City

Here are the reviews for some upcoming festivals that I have visited.

12/8-12/10 – The Cleveland Flea Holiday Market: December Flea – ClevelandMy Review

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Ohio Festivals

11/17-1/7 – Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival – Columbus
11/24-12/16 (Fri/Sat) – Steubenville Nutcracker Village, Advent Market & Christmas Wonderland
12/9 – Christmas in the Village – Mechanicsburg

Ohio Fairs and Shows

12/7-12/10 – Winter Wonderland – Fremont
12/8-12/10 – The Cleveland Flea Holiday Market: December Flea – Cleveland – My Review
12/9 – Christmas Bazaar Craft and Vendor Show – Columbia Station
12/9 – Kent Flea Holiday Show
12/9 – Country Christmas Craft and Vendor Show – Mesopotamia
12/9 – Galion Booster’s Craft Show – Galion
12/9 – Buckeye Model Train and Railroad Artifacts Show – Columbus
12/9-12/10 – Christkindlmarkt – Dayton
12/9-12/10 – Mistletoe Magic Holiday Marketplace – Dayton
12/9-12/10 – Oddmall: ChrisHanuKwanzMadan – Canton
12/9-12/10 – St. Nick Show – Parma
12/10 – Massillon Train & Toy Show
12/10 – Cin City Reptile Show – Fairfield
12/10 – Winter Festival of Crafts – Sylvania

Indiana Festivals

11/24-12/24 – Festival of Trees – Madison
11/24-1/27 – Indiana Chinese Lantern Festival – Indianapolis
12/5 – Old-Fashioned Christmas Festival – Richmond

Kentucky Festivals

12/9 – St. “Nich” Christmas Fest – Nicholasville

Michigan Festivals

11/18-12/9 (Fridays and Saturdays) – Dutch WinterFest KerstMarkt – Holland
11/24-12/10 (Weekends) – Holly Dickens Festival – Holly

Pennsylvania Festivals

11/17-12/23 (weekends) – “It’s a Wonderful Life” Festival – Indiana
12/8-12/9 – Bellefonte Victorian Christmas
12/9 – Christmas in the Wilds – Emporium

West Virginia Festivals

11/10-1/7 – Oglebay’s Winter Festival of Lights – Wheeling
11/24-12/17 (Weekends) – Christmas in Shepherdstown
12/10 – Feast of the Seven Fishes – Fairmont

 

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Where to find the festivals this weekend.

Can’t see map? Go to the main post by clicking HERE.

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Festival Schedule Pages

Indiana

Kentucky

Michigan

Ohio

Ohio Fairs and Shows

Ohio Holiday List

Pennsylvania

West Virginia

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ohiofestivals https://ohiofestivals.net/ <![CDATA[45.) Dalton Holidays Festival Review – December 2, 2017]]> https://ohiofestivals.net/?p=18674 2017-12-05T16:35:55Z 2017-12-05T16:34:51Z  

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I first visited the Dalton Holidays Festival in 2010.  You can read that experience here: https://ohiofestivals.net/98-dalton-holidays-festival-december-4-2010/

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After 7 years, I returned to Dalton High School…

…to help celebrate the Dalton Holidays Festival.

As visitors tried their luck at the raffle…

…I made a stop at Mrs. Claus’ Pantry…

…to check out the various chocolates and pies.

Holiday music filled the air…

…as colorful Christmas scenes led festival goers down the hallway…

…where they were greeted by tables with crafts…

…crafts…

…and more crafts…

…only to circle back around and realize…

…that the gym was filled with still more.

Offerings were diverse with teapot birdhouses…

…snowshoe lamps…

…original paintings (Jack Nelson Salsburey)…

…amazing animal calls (Kingfish Gear)…

…and dog towels galore.

There were also plenty of holiday items via wreaths…

…ornaments made from old jewelry (Melanie’s Timeless Treasures)…

…snowmen and reindeer with illuminated noses…

…ceramic trees and houses…

…hand-painted Santas galore (Festive Treasures)…

…and various other holiday treasures (Ancestral Beginnings)…

…some of which even caught Mrs. Claus’ eye.

Aside from the crafts, the hallways were also a place for visitors to get close to an iguana (5th Day Aqua)…

…or explore rooms designated for a baking contest display…

…children’s arts and crafts…

…and a model train display.

And although there was food served in the school cafeteria (near the entrance)…

…I settled for some festive kettle corn for the road.

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I drove to Historic Zoar Village…

…followed parking signs next to the church (or Meeting House)…

…purchased my admission for a wristband…

…and explored the Christmas in Zoar festival.

At first, the map was overwhelming…

…as there were various things to check out all over the village.

But, thanks to a lot of signage…

…I easily found attractions that included guided home tours…

…musical and educational performances in the Meeting House…

…some special Zoar pretzels…

…served warm by the Pretzel Lady…

…and houses holding special activities (Garden House)…

…such as a plant sale..

…an arts and crafts room for children…

…and a meet and greet with St. Nicholas himself…

…accompanied, this year, by his crotchety companion Belsnickel.

Further exploration through the village…

…brought me to the bakery…

…for a possible loaf of bread…

…an open home…

…to take in some old fashioned Christmas decor (Pine Cone Gift Shoppe)…

…the Zoar Store…

…for odds and ends…

…and various small attractions all along the way.

I found the festival’s craft show split up among the school house…

…the fire station…

…and within some set tents in-between…

…and their offerings included everything from jewelry…

…wood crafts (Bob Speicher)…

…metallic ornaments (Laura Kovach)…

…antique and modern Christmas decor…

…hand-crafted psalteries (Spring Creek)…

…illuminated framed images…

…and even some eclectic doll-inspired sculptures.

This general area of the village was also where I found a few outside food vendors…

…with indoor eating options including the basement of the Meeting House…

…and inside the fire station…

…although I should warn you that there were sugar frosted and chocolate dangers only a short distance away.

 

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