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

The Baltimore Festival

Bellaire Puritas Arts Festival – Cleveland

Buttercream Festival – West Carrollton

Cambridge October Fall Festival

Celtic Beltane Festival – Hartville

Chalk Art Festival – Medina

Charles W. Fairbanks Festival – Unionville Center

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

FoxFest – Pittsburgh

Gene Autry Days – Kenton

Giant Fest – Seville

Glass Heritage Festival – Fostoria

Grafton Village Firemen’s Festival

Green Thumb Festival – Delta

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

Miamisburg Artisan Festival

New American Festival – Columbus

Northwest Ohio Woodland and Wildlife Family Festival – Elmore

North Coast Nature Festival – North Olmsted

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

Park Street Festival – Columbus

Pet Fest – Lorain

Pickerington Violet Festival

Port Clinton Harvest Festival

Port Fest – Lorain

“The Reckoning” Highland Games and Festival – Vermilion

Riverfront Arts Festival – Columbus

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

Via Colori Festival – Columbus

Wellington Cheese Festival

Worthington Plant Fest