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

Artic Ice Festival – Sandusky

Autumn Mum Festival – Connellsville, Pennsylvania

The Baltimore Festival

Bellaire Puritas Arts Festival – Cleveland

Buttercream Festival – West Carrollton

Cambridge October Fall Festival – Cambridge

Celtic Beltane Festival – Hartville

Chalk Art Festival – Medina

Chardon Winterfest

Charles W. Fairbanks Festival – Unionville Center

Clifton Arts and Music Fest – Cleveland

Coshocton Dulcimer Days – Coshocton

Crafted Food, Beer and Music Festival – Cleveland

Crocker Park Liberty Fest – Westlake

Cyclops Fest – Yellow Springs

Dean Martin Festival – Steubenville

Der Dutchman Heritage Days – Plain City

Deshler Corn City Festival – Deshler

Dragon Boat Summer Learning Festival – Toledo

East Bank Bacon Festival – Cleveland

Eastlake Riverfest

Edgar Allan Poe Fall Festival – Canal Fulton

El Sabor Latino Community Festival – Lorain

Fall Festival – Columbus

Festival in the Flats – Ottawa

Festival of Sail – Sandusky

Festival of Trees – Wooster

For the Love of Chocolate Festival – Medina

FoxFest – Pittsburgh

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

Hempfield Township Community Days – Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania

Hillbilly Festival and Classic Car Show – Broadview Heights

Hobo Days – Bucyrus

Independents’ Day – Columbus

Italian American Brotherhood Festival – Bedford

Italian American Summer Festival – Middleburg Heights

Jak of All Trades Fest – Cleveland

Johnny Appleseed Festival – Brunswick

Juneteenth Columbus

Kent Potterfest

Lagrange Street Polish Festival – Toledo

Lake County Perch Fest – Fairport Harbor

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

Lorain Latino Fest

Lost Arts Festival – Grand Rapids

Lunar New Year Celebration – Cleveland

Marblehead Summerfest – Marblehead

Medina Halloween Harvest Festival

Medina International Fest

Miamisburg Artisan Festival

National Hamburger Festival – Akron

New American Festival – Columbus

Northwest Ohio Woodland and Wildlife Family Festival – Elmore

North Coast Nature Festival – North Olmsted

Oak Ridge Festival – Attica

Oberlin Community and Culture Festival

Ohio City Holiday Festival – Cleveland

Ohio Outdoor Quilt Festival – Wellington

Oktoberfest – Lorain

Old Fashioned Days – Brunswick

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

Port Clinton Harvest Festival

Port Fest – Lorain

Ramseyer Farms Fall Festival Weekends – Wooster

“The Reckoning” Highland Games and Festival – Vermilion

Riverfront Arts Festival – Columbus

Signal Tree Fest – Akron

Spring Greek Festival – Lorain

Southern Lorain County BBQ Festival – Wellington

St. Anthony’s Pierogi Fest and Carnival – Lorain

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Festival – Cleveland

St. John Medical Center Festival of the Arts – Westlake

Strawberry Fest – Brunswick

SunWatch Native Flute Festival – Dayton

Union County Covered Bridge Bluegrass Festival – North Lewisburg

Via Colori Festival – Columbus

Washington Township’s Autumn Bash Festival – Moscow

Wellington Cheese Festival

Wellston Coal Festival – Wellston

Worthington Plant Fest