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In Memoriam

Unfortunately, festivals don’t last forever.

This can be due to a number of reasons including a lack of volunteers, funds and a lack of appeal.

This page is dedicated to those festivals I had the privilege of experiencing before they left us…

Appalachian Spring Festival – The Plains

Apple Daze – Lebanon

Art and Jewish Food Festival – Akron

Artic Ice Festival – Sandusky

Autumn Mum Festival – Connellsville, Pennsylvania

Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival

The Baltimore Festival

Banana Split Festival – Wilmington

Bellaire Puritas Arts Festival – Cleveland

Birmingham Ethnic Festival – Toledo

Buttercream Festival – West Carrollton

Cambridge October Fall Festival – Cambridge

Cedar Valley Settlers Celebration – North Olmsted

Celtic Beltane Festival – Hartville

Chalk Art Festival – Medina

Chardon Winterfest

Charles W. Fairbanks Festival – Unionville Center

Cherry Blossom Festival – Barberton

Cleveland Flea Holiday Market

Cleveland Pizza Fest – Berea/Middleburg Heights

Cleveland Pride Festival

Clifton Arts and Music Fest – Cleveland

Clinton Apple Festival

Columbia Homecoming Festival – Columbia Station

Colonial Williamsburg Festival – Wooster

Coshocton Dulcimer Days – Coshocton

Craft and Herb Festival – Wadsworth

Crafted Food, Beer and Music Festival – Cleveland

Crocker Park Liberty Fest – Westlake

Cyclops Fest – Yellow Springs

Dean Martin Festival – Steubenville

DeBord’s Halloween Festival – Akron

Der Dutchman Heritage Days – Plain City

Deshler Corn City Festival – Deshler

Downtown Canton Blues Festival

Dragon Boat Summer Learning Festival – Toledo

Dublin Kiwanis Frog Jump – Dublin

Dutch Valley Fall Festival – Sugarcreek

East Bank Bacon Festival – Cleveland

Eastlake Riverfest

Edgar Allan Poe Fall Festival – Canal Fulton

El Sabor Latino Community Festival – Lorain

Euclid Wind Festival

Fall Festival – Columbus

Fall in Love with Wellington

Festa Italiana – Lorain

Festa Italiana – Wooster

Festival in the Flats – Ottawa

Festival of Sail – Sandusky

Festival of Trees – Wooster

Festival on the Hill – Dayton

For the Love of Chocolate Festival – Medina

FoxFest – Pittsburgh

Galena Summerfest

Gene Autry Days – Kenton

German Fest – Amherst

Giant Fest – Seville

Glass Heritage Festival – Fostoria

Grafton Village Firemen’s Festival

Grand Lake St. Marys Fall Festival

Green Thumb Festival – Delta

Harvest Happenings – Huron

Hempfield Township Community Days – Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania

Hessler Street Fair – Cleveland

Hillbilly Festival and Classic Car Show – Broadview Heights

Hobo Days – Bucyrus

Holiday CircleFest – Cleveland

HoneyFest – Kettering

Hungarian Day – Lorain

Ilenden (Macedonian) Festival – Avon

Independents’ Day – Columbus

Italian American Brotherhood Festival – Bedford

Italian American Summer Festival – Middleburg Heights

Jak of All Trades Fest – Cleveland

Jeromesville Sycamore Festival

Johnny Appleseed Festival – Brunswick

Kansas Firemen’s Festival

Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow – Dayton

Kent Potterfest

Lagrange Lions Festival

Lagrange Street Polish Festival – Toledo

Lake County Perch Fest – Fairport Harbor

Larchmere Festival – Cleveland

Latino Art and Culture Celebration of Greater Cleveland and Puerto Rican Parade and Latino Fest – Cleveland

Lodi Sweet Corn Festival

Lorain Latino Fest

Lost Arts Festival – Grand Rapids

Love Fest – Chardon

Lunar New Year Celebration – Cleveland

Marblehead Summerfest – Marblehead

Medina Halloween Harvest Festival

Medina International Fest

Miamisburg Artisan Festival

Miami Valley Bluegrass Heritage Festival – Miamisburg

Miskito Lake Pirate Festival – Cortland

National Hamburger Festival – Akron

New American Festival – Columbus

North Coast Oktoberfest – Sandusky

Northwest Ohio Woodland and Wildlife Family Festival – Elmore

North Coast Nature Festival – North Olmsted

Northeast Ohio Pierogi Party and Polish Marketplace Review – Berea

Oak Ridge Festival – Attica

Oberlin Community and Culture Festival

Oberlin Family Fun Fair and Classic Car Show – Oberlin

Ohio City Holiday Festival – Cleveland

Ohio City Street Festival – Cleveland

Ohio Outdoor Quilt Festival – Wellington

Ohio Smoked Meat and BBQ Festival – Nelsonville

Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival – Macedonia

Oktoberfest – Lorain

Old Brooklyn PierogiFest – Cleveland

Old Fashioned Days – Brunswick

Old Hillardfest – Hillard

Old Time Jamboree – Amherst

Old West Festival – Mt. Orab/Williamsburg

Olmsted Heritage Days – Olmsted Falls

Park Street Festival – Columbus

Pet Fest – Lorain

Pickerington Violet Festival

Pierogi Fest – North Royalton

Port Clinton Harvest Festival

Port Fest – Lorain

Pioneer and Primitive Arts Festival – Marblehead

Pumpkin Palooza – Milan

Ramseyer Farms Fall Festival Weekends – Wooster

“The Reckoning” Highland Games and Festival – Vermilion

Riverfront Arts Festival – Columbus

Russian Festival – Parma

Russian Maslenitsa-Pancake Festival – Cleveland

Sacred Heart Chapel’s Fiestas Patronales – Lorain

Signal Tree Fest – Akron

Spring Greek Festival – Lorain

Southern Lorain County BBQ Festival – Wellington

St. Anthony of Padua Carnival – Parma

St. Anthony’s Pierogi Fest and Carnival – Lorain

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Festival – Cleveland

St. John Medical Center Festival of the Arts – Westlake

St. Joseph Parish Carnival – Avon Lake

St. Mary of the Woods Church Festival – Russells Point

Strasburg Corn Festival

Strawberry Fest – Brunswick

SunWatch Native Flute Festival – Dayton

Taste of Hungary Festival – Columbus

Union County Covered Bridge Bluegrass Festival – North Lewisburg

Via Colori Festival – Columbus

Warehouse District Street Festival – Cleveland

Washington Township’s Autumn Bash Festival – Moscow

Wellington Cheese Festival

Wellston Coal Festival – Wellston

West Salem Town and Country Firefighters Festival

Winter Blues Festival – Findlay

Winter Days Festival – Vermilion

Worthington Plant Fest

Xenia Community Festival

Zucchini Festival – Chardon