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Super Ohio Festival Weekend: September 8-11, 2022

Sternwheels, Skunks, Deer, and Potatoes for one of Ohio’s Biggest Festival Weekends!

Here we are, Ohio. One of the biggest festival weekends of the year with over 85 festivals, plus another 35 fairs and shows, spread all over the state.

I know a lot about this week’s festivals because I have over 30 festival reviews, which you can find below. Be sure to look at them because this week’s list can be a little overwhelming, offering all sorts of festival themes from Art Festivals to Sternwheels..

If you love animals, you can get up close to some descented skunks (with owners’ permission) at Skunkfest (Review) in North Ridgeville. Love deer? – particularly to hunt – then get all your supplies at the Rarden Whitetail Deer Festival (Review). And, if you’re a dog lover, you should bring your furry pal(s) to Woofstock (Review) in Chagrin Falls.

Now let’s talk cultural festivals because there are many! Kettering has the Italian Fall Festa (Review), while Hiram has a Hungarian Fall Festival (Review). There’s also the German Central Oktoberfest in Parma, the second weekend of the Cleveland Oktoberfest in Berea, the Springboro Oktoberfest (Review), the Columbus Oktoberfest (Review), Kent’s German Family Society Oktoberfest, a Macedonian Festival in Reynoldsburg, and a Greek Festival in Toledo.

And this just scratches the surface.

This weekend, there are food festivals about Tomatoes, Potatoes, Honey, Corn, Popcorn, Perch, Apples, Shrimp and Fish. And there are Beer festivals, Wine festivals, Music festivals, Harvest festivals, Pow Wows, a Lighthouse Festival, Historic festivals, Art Festivals, a Sternwheel Festival and so much more!

Let’s take a closer look at what’s going on in each part of the state:

Northwest Ohio:
In the Toledo Area, you have the Greek-American Festival, which I’m hoping to make it to this week. There’s also the Napoleon Fall Festival and the Black Swamp Arts Festival (Review) in Bowling Green. Other festivals to check out include the Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival (Review) in Urbana, the Marion Popcorn Festival (Review), and the Troy, Ohio Porchfest.

Northeast Ohio:
Some great festivals, including Skunkfest in North Ridgeville, the Mantua Potato Festival (Review), the Berea Arts Fest (Review), the Lakewood Community Festival (Review), the first weekend of Fall Festivals at White House Fruit Farm in Canfield, Yankee Peddler (Review) in Canal Fulton and the Art in the Park Festival (Review) in Kent.

Central Ohio:
Some classic Columbus Area festivals this weekend include the Columbus Oktoberfest (Review), the Hot Times Festival (Review), the Hot Licks Bluesfest (Review) in Granville, Old Hilliardfest (Review) and the Lithopolis Honeyfest (Review).
I’ve listed the Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival in the Northwest Ohio section above, but it’s close enough to Columbus to mention it here as well.

Southwest Ohio:
Plenty of great cultural festivals including the Dayton Greek Festival (Review), the Italian Fall Festa in Kettering, the Vandalia Oktoberfest and the Springboro Oktoberfest. There are also many parish festivals in the Cincinnati area, the Port Middletown Arts Festival (Review), the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival (Review), and the Rarden Whitetail Deer Festival.

Southeast Ohio:
The big festival this weekend is the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival (Review) in Marietta with its top-notch fireworks show that is not to be missed.
Also going on are the Ohio Hill Country Festival in Wellston, the Ohio River Revival in Ironton, and the Salt Creek Valley Festival (Review) in Richmond Dale.

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It’s an incredible festival weekend, everyone, so be sure to look to reviews and the map for guidance.

Have a great time finding and exploring festivals, and feel free to write to me and give me your recommendations.

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Until next week…

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Ohio Festival Weekend: September 8-11, 2022

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MAP of festival and fair food cities this weekend.

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My Experiences of this Weekend’s Festivals

9/10-9/11 – Beavercreek Popcorn FestivalBeavercreek My Review
9/10-9/11 – Art and Artisans Festival (formerly Weekend of the Pooka)Bedford My Review
9/10-9/11 – Pioneer DaysBellevue My Review
9/11 – Berea Arts FestBerea My Review
9/9-9/10 – Cleveland Oktoberfest II Berea/Middleburg HeightsMy Review
9/9-9/11 – Black Swamp Arts Festival Bowling GreenMy Review
9/10-9/11 – Yankee Peddler Festival I Canal FultonMy Review
9/11 – WoofstockChagrin FallsMy Review
9/9-9/11 – Columbus OktoberfestColumbus My Review
9/9-9/11 – Hot Times FestivalColumbus My Review
9/9-9/11 – Dayton Greek FestivalDayton My Review

9/7-9/10 – Fredericktown Tomato ShowFredericktown My Review
9/10 – Hot Licks BluesfestGranville My Review
9/10 – Old HilliardfestHilliard My Review
9/11 – Hungarian Fall FestivalHiram My Review
9/10-9/11 – Art in the Park FestivalKent My Review
9/9-9/11 – Italian Fall FestaKettering My Review
9/10 – Lakewood Community FestivalLakewood My Review
9/9-9/10 – Lithopolis HoneyfestLithopolis My Review
9/9-9/10 – St. Nicholas Greek FestivalLorain My Review – DRIVE THRU ONLY
9/9-9/11 – Mantua Potato FestivalMantua My Review
9/9-9/11 – Ohio River Sternwheel FestivalMarietta My Review
9/8-9/10 – Marion Popcorn FestivalMarion My Review

9/10 – Port Middletown Arts FestivalMiddletown My Review
9/9-9/11 – New Paris ApplefestNew Paris My Review
9/10 – Skunkfest North Ridgeville My Review
9/9-9/11 – Rarden Whitetail Deer FestivalRarden My Review
9/9-9/11 – Salt Creek Valley FestivalRichmond DaleMy Review
9/8-9/10 – Pony Wagon DaysSt. ParisMy Review
9/9-9/10 – Springboro OktoberfestSpringboro My Review
9/10-9/11 – Toledo Lighthouse Waterfront FestivalToledo My Review
9/10 – Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival IUrbana My Review
9/10-9/11 – Ohio Renaissance Festival IIWaynesville My Review

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OHIO FAIRS AND SHOWS

9/5-9/8 – Fulton County Fair – Wauseon
9/5-9/10 – Highland County Fair – Hillsboro
9/5-9/11 – Belmont County Fair – St. Clairsville
9/6-9/10 – Morgan County Fair – McConnelsville
9/6-9/11 – Hardin County Fair – Kenton
9/7-9/11 – Albany Independent Fair – Albany
9/8-9/10 – Antique and Classic Bicycle, Motorbike and Motorscooter Show and Swap Meet – Hartville
9/9-9/10 – Psychic and Healing Fair – Mentor
9/9-9/10 – Cruisin’ by the Bay – Sandusky
9/9-9/11* – Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Guild Quilt Show – Oberlin – CANCELLED
9/9-9/11 – The Columbus Dispatch Home & Garden Fall Show – Columbus
9/9-9/11 – Harvest Home Fair – Cheviot
9/10 – Westwood Art Show – Cincinnati
9/10 – Art in the Park – Put-in-Bay
9/10 – Outdoor Fall Craft and Vendor Show – East Canton
9/10 – Wood Carver Show – Sandusky
9/10 – End of Summer Craft Show – Springfield
9/10 – South Lebanon Car Show – South Lebanon
9/10 – Ohio School for the Deaf Alumni Association Fall Bazaar and Crafts – Westerville
9/10-9/11 – Old Construction and Mining Equipment Show/Appalachian Ohio Antique Power Club Fall Gathering – New Athens
9/10-9/11 – Tractor and Gas Engine Show – Mansfield
9/10-9/11 – Crafts in the Park – Ashtabula
9/10-9/15 – Wayne County Fair – Wooster
9/10-9/17 – Williams County Fair – Montpelier
9/11 – Molto Bella Auto Show – Akron
9/11 – Corvette Gathering – Lancaster
9/11 – Sip and Shop Boutique Craft Show VI – Grove City
9/11 – Kiwanis Club of Mariemont Art and Craft Fair – Cincinnati
9/11 – Columbus Paper, Postcard, and Book Show – Columbus
9/11 – Avon Fall Avant-Garde Art and Craft Show – Avon
9/11 – Holistic Health and Psychic Fair – Warren

OHIO FESTIVALS

9/6-9/10 – Ohio Hill Country Festival (formerly Wellston Coal Festival) – Wellston
9/7-9/10 – Fredericktown Tomato Show – Fredericktown – My Review
9/8-9/10 – Columbiana Street Fair – Columbiana
9/8-9/10 – Rubber City Jazz and Blues Festival – Akron
9/8-9/10 – Pony Wagon Days – St. Paris – My Review
9/8-9/10 – Marion Popcorn Festival – Marion – My Review
9/8-9/11 – Pioneer Days – Kalida
9/8-9/11 – Thunder on the Strip – Geneva-on-the-Lake
9/9-9/10 – Champaign County Balloon Fest – Urbana
9/9-9/10 – Terror Town II – Williamsburg
9/9-9/10 – Harvest Festival and Rib Cook Off – Berlin
9/9-9/10 – Vandalia Oktoberfest – Vandalia
9/9-9/10 – German Central’s Oktoberfest – Parma
9/9-9/10 – Cleveland Oktoberfest II – Berea/Middleburg Heights – My Review
9/9-9/10 – Springboro Oktoberfest – Springboro – My Review
9/9-9/10 – St. Nicholas Greek Festival – Lorain – My Review – DRIVE THRU ONLY
9/9-9/10 – Lithopolis Honeyfest – Lithopolis – My Review
9/9-9/11 – Greek-American Festival – Toledo
9/9-9/11 – St. Saviour Fall Festival – Cincinnati
9/9-9/11 – 934 Fest – Columbus
9/9-9/11 – Perch and Pilsner Festival – Conneaut
9/9-9/11 – Macedonian Festival – Reynoldsburg
9/9-9/11 – Clinton County Corn Festival – Wilmington
9/9-9/11 – Ohio River Sternwheel Festival – Marietta – My Review
9/9-9/11 – Mantua Potato Festival – Mantua – My Review
9/9-9/11 – Hot Times Festival – Columbus – My Review
9/9-9/11 – St. Clement Festival and Pig Roast – Cincinnati
9/9-9/11 – Dayton Greek Festival – Dayton – My Review
9/9-9/11 – Lyndhurst Home Day – Lyndhurst
9/9-9/11 – New Paris Applefest – New Paris – My Review
9/9-9/11 – St. Susanna Family Festival – Mason
Weekend continues below…

9/9-9/11 – Salt Creek Valley Festival – Richmond Dale – My Review
9/9-9/11 – Black Swamp Arts Festival – Bowling Green – My Review
9/9-9/11 – German Family Society Oktoberfest – Kent
9/9-9/11 – Italian Fall Festa – Kettering – My Review
9/9-9/11 – Columbus Oktoberfest – Columbus – My Review
9/9-9/11 – Rarden Whitetail Deer Festival – Rarden – My Review
9/9-9/11 – Vinoklet Art and Wine Festival – Cincinnati
9/10 – Ohio is for Lovers Festival – Cincinnati
9/10 – Montgomery Soil and Water Conservation District Fall Farm Fest – Brookville
9/10 – Dave Brown Designs Fall Festival – Hicksville
9/10 – Queen of the Hills Street Festival – Cincinnati
9/10 – Septemberfest – Madison
9/10 – Ohio Fire Marshal Festival – Reynoldsburg
9/10 – Ales for Tails – Hamilton
9/10 – Old Hilliardfest – Hilliard – My Review
9/10 – FestiFair Arts & Crafts Festival – Marysville
9/10 – Port Middletown Arts Festival – Middletown – My Review
9/10 – Lakewood Community Festival – Lakewood – My Review
9/10 – Grandparents Festival – Parma
9/10 – Fresh Fest Cleveland – Cleveland
9/10 – Versailles MusicFest – Versailles
9/10 – Hot Licks Bluesfest – Granville – My Review
9/10 – Mentor-on-the-Lake Fall Festival – Mentor-on-the-Lake
9/10 – Napoleon Fall Festival – Napoleon
9/10 – Sips and Swigs – Cleveland
9/10 – Rockin the Fields – Lucasville
9/10 – Vinska Trgatev Wine Festival – Geneva
9/10 – Harbor Hogs and Hot Rods – Fairport Harbor
Weekend continues below…

9/10 – Skunkfest – North Ridgeville – My Review
9/10 – Fall Fest – Dayton
9/10 – Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival I – Urbana – My Review
9/10 – Marigold Festival – Huber Heights
9/10 – Cincinnati Moon Festival – Cincinnati
9/10 – Troy, Ohio PorchFest – Troy
9/10 – Akron Zoo Brew at the Zoo III – Akron
9/10 – Ohio River Revival – Ironton
9/10 – Lutheran Oktoberfest – Brooklyn
9/10 – Patriot Salute – Dayton
9/10 – Village Green Car Show – Fairfield
9/10-9/11 – Art in the Park Festival – Kent – My Review
9/10-9/11 – Art and Artisans Festival (formerly Weekend of the Pooka) – Bedford – My Review
9/10-9/11 – Beavercreek Popcorn Festival – Beavercreek – My Review
9/10-9/11 – Chalk Festival – Cleveland
9/10-9/11 – Eagle Creek Woodland Pow Wow and Gathering – Findlay
9/10-9/11 – Pioneer Days – Bellevue – My Review
9/10-9/11 – Mystics and Marvels: A Faire of Unusual Things – Hilliard
9/10-9/11 – Fall Festival Weekends at White House Fruit Farm I – Canfield
9/10-9/11 – Toledo Lighthouse Waterfront Festival – Toledo – My Review
9/10-9/11 – Yankee Peddler Festival I – Canal Fulton – My Review
9/10-9/11 – Ohio Renaissance Festival II – Waynesville – My Review
9/11 – Berea Arts Fest – Berea – My Review
9/11 – Merion Village Festival – Columbus
9/11 – Hungarian Fall Festival – Hiram – My Review
9/11 – Woofstock – Chagrin Falls – My Review

AKRON-CANTON FESTIVALS

9/8-9/10 – Rubber City Jazz and Blues Festival – Akron
9/10 – Akron Zoo Brew at the Zoo III – Akron
9/10-9/11 – Yankee Peddler Festival I – Canal Fulton – My Review

CINCINNATI FESTIVALS

9/9-9/10 – Springboro Oktoberfest – Springboro – My Review
9/9-9/10 – Terror Town II – Williamsburg
9/9-9/11 – Vinoklet Art and Wine Festival – Cincinnati
9/9-9/11 – St. Clement Festival and Pig Roast – Cincinnati
9/9-9/11 – St. Saviour Fall Festival – Cincinnati
9/9-9/11 – St. Susanna Family Festival – Mason
9/10 – Ales for Tails – Hamilton
9/10 – Queen of the Hills Street Festival – Cincinnati
9/10 – Cincinnati Moon Festival – Cincinnati
9/10 – Ohio is for Lovers Festival – Cincinnati
9/10 – Village Green Car Show – Fairfield
9/10 – Port Middletown Arts Festival – Middletown – My Review
9/10-9/11 – Ohio Renaissance Festival II – Waynesville – My Review

CLEVELAND FESTIVALS

9/9-9/10 – Cleveland Oktoberfest II – Berea/Middleburg Heights – My Review
9/9-9/10 – German Central’s Oktoberfest – Parma
9/9-9/10 – St. Nicholas Greek Festival – Lorain – My Review – DRIVE THRU ONLY
9/9-9/11 – Mantua Potato Festival – Mantua – My Review
9/9-9/11 – German Family Society Oktoberfest – Kent
9/9-9/11 – Lyndhurst Home Day – Lyndhurst
9/10 – Skunkfest – North Ridgeville – My Review
9/10 – Lakewood Community Festival – Lakewood – My Review
9/10 – Harbor Hogs and Hot Rods – Fairport Harbor
9/10 – Septemberfest – Madison
9/10 – Grandparents Festival – Parma
9/10 – Fresh Fest Cleveland – Cleveland
9/10 – Lutheran Oktoberfest – Brooklyn
9/10 – Sips and Swigs – Cleveland
9/10 – Mentor-on-the-Lake Fall Festival – Mentor-on-the-Lake
9/10-9/11 – Art and Artisans Festival (formerly Weekend of the Pooka) – Bedford – My Review
9/10-9/11 – Chalk Festival – Cleveland
9/10-9/11 – Art in the Park Festival – Kent – My Review
9/11 – Hungarian Fall Festival – Hiram – My Review
9/11 – Woofstock – Chagrin Falls – My Review
9/11 – Berea Arts Fest – Berea – My Review

COLUMBUS FESTIVALS

9/9-9/10 – Lithopolis Honeyfest – Lithopolis – My Review
9/9-9/11 – Columbus Oktoberfest – Columbus – My Review
9/9-9/11 – Hot Times Festival – Columbus – My Review
9/9-9/11 – 934 Fest – Columbus
9/9-9/11 – Macedonian Festival – Reynoldsburg
9/10 – Ohio Fire Marshal Festival – Reynoldsburg
9/10 – FestiFair Arts & Crafts Festival – Marysville
9/10 – Hot Licks Bluesfest – Granville – My Review
9/10 – Old Hilliardfest – Hilliard – My Review
9/10 – Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival I – Urbana – My Review
9/10-9/11 – Mystics and Marvels: A Faire of Unusual Things – Hilliard
9/11 – Merion Village Festival – Columbus

DAYTON FESTIVALS

9/9-9/10 – Vandalia Oktoberfest – Vandalia
9/9-9/11 – Dayton Greek Festival – Dayton – My Review
9/9-9/11 – Italian Fall Festa – Kettering – My Review
9/10 – Marigold Festival – Huber Heights
9/10 – Fall Fest – Dayton
9/10 – Montgomery Soil and Water Conservation District Fall Farm Fest – Brookville

TOLEDO FESTIVALS

9/9-9/11 – Black Swamp Arts Festival – Bowling Green – My Review
9/9-9/11 – Greek-American Festival – Toledo
9/10 – Napoleon Fall Festival – Napoleon
9/10-9/11 – Toledo Lighthouse Waterfront Festival – Toledo – My Review

ALABAMA

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FLORIDA

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GEORGIA

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ILLINOIS

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INDIANA

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KENTUCKY

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MICHIGAN

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NEW YORK

New York Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/new-york-festivals/

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/north-carolina-festivals/

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/pennsylvania-festivals/

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/south-carolina-festivals/

TENNESSEE

Tennessee Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/tennessee-festivals/

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/west-virginia-festivals/

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/wisconsin-festivals/

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Festival Schedule Pages

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