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Mega Ohio Festival Weekend: September 15-18, 2022

Pawpaws, Chicken Dances, Turtle Races, Firefish, Ohiolina, Pickles and more this incredible Festival Weekend in Ohio!

Ohio – this may be one of the best festival weekends of the year! Not only is there at least 90 festivals going on throughout the state, but some of festivals this weekend are some of the best around.

Right off the bat, I need to mention the Ohio Pawpaw Festival (review) at Lake Snowden in Albany. This celebration of Ohio’s official state fruit offers you fresh pawpaws, various presentations to learn about them, food incorporating pawpaws and even pawpaw beers. Then there’s Oktoberfest Zinzinnati (review) with plenty of goetta and beer, the world’s biggest chicken dance, and the famous weiner dog races. And, if you love racing dogs, maybe you’ll enjoy the racing turtle at the St. Augustine Turtle Fest (review) in Napoleon or even the racing pig at the Preble County Pork Festival (review), a festival with tons of vendors, entertainment, an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast and a popular Smorgasbord.

But there’s still more!

This weekend offers the Firefish Festival (review), where you can find art and entertainment throughout downtown Lorain until the igniting and burning of the giant fish at the festival’s end. Meanwhile, the Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival (review) has two festival locations: the downtown holds a more traditional festival while a historic Living Village festival can be found in Tiffin’s Hedges Boyer Park. In Granville, the cultures and music between Ohio and North Carolina come together (the Wright Bros. would be proud) at the Ohiolina Music Festival. And, in Cleveland, you can purchase pickles, eat pickle foods and even drink Pickle Beer at the Cleveland Pickle Festival.

This is only a TASTE of what’s out there, Ohio. If you are looking for any type of festival that may be about mustard, wine, powwows, international food, pumpkin, dragon boats, apples, fall, zombies, ribs, scarecrows, hot air balloons, machinery, sausage or bluegrass – there will be something for you this weekend.

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

Northwest Ohio:
Two festivals that immediately come to mind are the International Festival of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo (review), where you can tour the mosque in Perrysburg and enjoy international entertainment and delicious food, and the Flat Rock Creek Fall Festival (review) in Paulding, where there is all sorts of shopping, family entertainment and delicious food prepared by local organizations. There’s also the Clyde Fair (review), the St. Augustine Turtle Fest in Napoleon, festivals in both Put-in-Bay (Music Festival) and Kelleys Island (Wine, Art and Food Faire), the Harvest and Herb Festival in Ada, the Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival and the Old Fashioned Canal Days in Delphos.

Northeast Ohio:
So many festivals! The Cleveland Pickle Fest, the Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest (review), the Elyria Apple Festival (review), the Firefish Festival in Lorain, the Crocker Park Wine Festival in Westlake, the Great Mohican Indian Pow-Wow (review) in Loudonville, the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair, the Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival (review) in Cleveland, the Barlow Farm Fall Fest in Hudson and many more still.

Central Ohio:
Some of the area’s festivals include the Arts in the Alley (review) in Grove City, Ohiolina Music Festival in Granville, Creekside Hops and Vines Fest in Gahanna and the North Market Wine Fest at Bridge Park in Dublin.

Southwest Ohio:
The big festival for you is the Pawpaw Festival in Albany, but there’s also the Old Iron Power Club Antique Power Show in Caldwell and plenty festivals in West Virginia along the Ohio River – see there guide at https://festivalguidesandreviews.com/west-virginia-festivals/
Definitely look at the Mothman Festival (review) in Point Pleasant.

Southeast Ohio:
Lots of festivals, including Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, USA, the Hispanic Heritage Festival (review) in Dayton, the Preble County Pork Festival in Eaton, the Waynesville Street Fair (review), the Ohio Renaissance Festival (review), the Mason Heritage Festival (review), and the Scarecrow Festival in Washington Court House.

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It’s an incredible festival weekend with plenty to do and see, so be sure to look to the 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 15-18, 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

9/16-9/18 – Ohio Pawpaw Festival AlbanyMy Review
9/17-9/18 – Burnham Orchards Fall Harvest Weekends IBerlin HeightsMy Review
9/17 – India Festival USA Broadview HeightsMy Review
9/17-9/18 – Yankee Peddler Festival II Canal FultonMy Review
9/17-9/18 – Oldtime Farming FestivalCenterburg My Review
9/16-9/18 – Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, USACincinnati My Review
9/17-9/18– Tremont Arts and Cultural FestivalCleveland My Review
9/18 – Clinton AppleFestClinton My Review
9/16-9/18 – Clyde FairClyde My Review
9/16-9/18 – Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest Cuyahoga FallsMy Review

9/17 – Hispanic Heritage FestivalDayton My Review
9/17-9/18 – Preble County Pork FestivalEaton My Review
9/16-9/18 – Elyria Apple FestivalElyria My Review
9/16-9/18 – Arts in the Alley Grove CityMy Review
9/16-9/17 – Lions Club Fall Festival (formerly Bean Festival)Jamestown My Review
9/17 – FireFish FestivalLorain My Review
9/16-9/18 – The Great Mohican Indian Pow-Wow IILoudonville My Review
9/17 – Mason Heritage FestivalMason My Review
9/16-9/18 – Lake Loramie Fall FestivalMinster My Review
9/16-9/17 – St. Augustine Turtle FestNapoleon My Review

9/16-9/18 – Flat Rock Creek Fall FestivalPaulding My Review
9/17-9/18 – International Festival of the Islamic Center of Greater ToledoPerrysburg My Review
9/17 – Rocky River Fall Arts FestivalRocky River My Review
9/16-9/18 – Backwoods FestThornville My Review
9/16-9/18 – Tiffin Seneca Heritage FestivalTiffin My Review
9/17 – Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival IIUrbana My Review
9/17-9/18 – Ohio Renaissance Festival IIIWaynesville My Review
9/17 – Waynesville Street Faire IV Waynesville My Review
9/18 – Harvest of the ArtsWellington My Review

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OHIO FAIRS AND SHOWS

9/12-9/15 – Wayne County Fair – Wooster
9/12-9/17 – Williams County Fair – Montpelier
9/12-9/17 – Hocking County Fair – Logan
9/12-9/17 – Wyandot County Fair – Upper Sandusky
9/12-9/18 – Guernsey County Fair – Old Washington
9/14-9/17 – Bellville Street Fair – Bellville
9/16-9/18 – LaGrange Engine Show – Wellington
9/16-9/18 – WACO Fly-IN – Troy
9/17 – Canfield Fall Market – Canfield
9/17 – Fremont Poultry Club Young Bird Show – Fremont
9/17 – Crafts and Corks Crawl – Madison
9/17 – YMCA Craft and Vendor Show – Dover
9/17 – Fall Into Autumn Craft and Vendor Show – Elyria
9/17-9/18 – Old Iron Power Club Antique Power Show – Caldwell
9/17-9/18 – Moon City Poultry Club Show I – Sidney
9/17-9/18 – Huron County Craft and Vendor Show – Norwalk
9/17-9/18 – A Wool Gathering – Yellow Springs
9/17-9/24 – Delaware County Fair – Delaware
9/18 – All Cleveland Reptile Show & Sale – Medina
9/18 – Harvest of the Arts – Wellington – My Review
9/18 – Columbus Fall Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show – Hilliard
9/18 – Harvest Handmade Market – Chardon
9/18-9/24 – Ashland County Fair – Ashland

OHIO FESTIVALS

9/14 – Slovenian Sausage Festival – Kirtland
9/15 – Vintage Canton – Canton
9/15-9/17 – Crestline Harvest Festival – Crestline
9/15-9/17 – Mohican Bluegrass Festival – Glenmont
9/15-9/17 – Momentum Festival – Toledo
9/15-9/17 – SkinnyFest Bluegrass Festival – West Union
9/15-9/18 – Old Machinery Days – Morrow
9/15-9/18 – Old Timers Day Festival – Peebles
9/15-9/18 – Old Fashioned Canal Days – Delphos
9/16-9/17 – Midwest Psych Fest – Galena
9/16-9/17 – Crocker Park Wine Festival – Westlake
9/16-9/17 – Terror Town III – Williamsburg
9/16-9/17 – Brimfest – Brimfield
9/16-9/17 – New Vienna Oktoberfest – New Vienna
9/16-9/17 – St. Bernadette Heart and Harvest Festival – Westlake
9/16-9/17 – Lions Club Fall Festival (formerly Bean Festival) – Jamestown – My Review
9/16-9/17 – Cleveland Armenian Festival – Cleveland
9/16-9/17 – Log Cabin Days – Loudonville
9/16-9/17 – North Market Wine Fest at Bridge Park – Dublin
9/16-9/17 – St. Augustine Turtle Fest – Napoleon – My Review
9/16-9/18 – Scarecrow Festival – Washington Court House
9/16-9/18 – Ohio Pawpaw Festival – Albany- My Review
9/16-9/18 – St. Mary of the Annunciation International Festival – Portsmouth
9/16-9/18 – Germania Oktoberfest – Columbus
9/16-9/18 – Ravenna Balloon A-Fair – Ravenna
9/16-9/18 – Sunflower Days I at Ramseyer Farms – Wooster
Weekend continues below…

9/16-9/18 – Arts in the Alley – Grove City – My Review
9/16-9/18 – Lake Loramie Fall Festival – Minster – My Review
9/16-9/18 – Backwoods Fest – Thornville – My Review
9/16-9/18 – Tiffin Seneca Heritage Festival – Tiffin – My Review
9/16-9/18 – Lake Shore Park Rib Burn-Off – Ashtabula
9/16-9/18 – Ohiolina Music Festival – Granville
9/16-9/18 – Elyria Apple Festival – Elyria – My Review
9/16-9/18 – Flat Rock Creek Fall Festival – Paulding – My Review
9/16-9/18 – Clyde Fair – Clyde – My Review
9/16-9/18 – Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest – Cuyahoga Falls – My Review
9/16-9/18 – Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, USA – Cincinnati – My Review
9/16-9/18 – The Great Mohican Indian Pow-Wow II – Loudonville – My Review
9/17 – CultureFest – Springfield
9/17 – ArtFest at the University of Mount Union – Alliance
9/17 – Mason Heritage Festival – Mason – My Review
9/17 – Put-in-Bay Music Festival – Put-in-Bay
9/17 – Toledo Night Market IV – Toledo
9/17 – Zombiepalooza – Fairview Park
9/17 – Rocky River Fall Arts Festival – Rocky River – My Review
9/17 – Hispanic Heritage Festival – Dayton – My Review
9/17 – Hoptober Fest – Hicksville
9/17 – Leipsic Main Street USA (formerly Fall Festival) – Leipsic
9/17 – Harvest and Herb Festival – Ada
9/17 – Waynesville Street Faire IV – Waynesville – My Review
9/17 – Fall Fun Fest at Greenwood Farm – Richmond Heights
Weekend continues below…

9/17 – FireFish Festival – Lorain – My Review
9/17 – Illumination Festival – Greenville
9/17 – Creekside Hops and Vines Fest – Gahanna
9/17 – Honey Bee Festival – Middlefield
9/17 – Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival II – Urbana – My Review
9/17 – India Festival USA – Broadview Heights – My Review
9/17 – Sharon Women’s Club Fall Fest – Sharon Center
9/17 – Wine, Art and Food Faire – Kelleys Island
9/17 – Cleveland Pickle Fest – Cleveland
9/17 – Brewdog USA’s Craft Beer and Music Festival – Canal Winchester
9/17 – Westside Flea IV – North Olmsted
9/17 – Dayton Fall Festival at The Gathering – Dayton
9/17 – Fall Festival at Lehman’s – Kidron
9/17 – Bauman Orchards Fall Festival I – Rittman
9/17 – Macedonia FallFest – Macedonia
9/17 – Cardington Wine and Arts Festival – Cardington
9/17-9/18 – MustardFEST – Springfield
9/17-9/18 – Aullwood Fall Fest – Dayton
9/17-9/18 – Yankee Peddler Festival II – Canal Fulton – My Review
9/17-9/18 – Preble County Pork Festival – Eaton – My Review – IT’S BACK ON
9/17-9/18 – Oldtime Farming Festival – Centerburg – My Review
9/17-9/18 – Fall Festival Weekends at White House Fruit Farm II – Canfield
9/17-9/18 – Johnny Appleseed Festival – Lisbon
9/17-9/18– Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival – Cleveland – My Review
9/17-9/18 – Ohio Renaissance Festival III – Waynesville – My Review
9/17-9/18 – International Festival of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo – Perrysburg – My Review
9/17-9/18 – Young’s Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival I – Yellow Springs
9/17-9/18 – Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Pumpkin Fest – Findlay
9/17-9/18 – Sts. Peter and Paul Septemberfest – Cincinnati
9/17-9/18 – Burnham Orchards Fall Harvest Weekends I – Berlin Heights – My Review
9/17-9/18 – Waynesville Fall Fest I – Waynesville
9/18 – Barlow Farm Fall Fest – Hudson
9/18 – Polish Fall Festival – Dayton
9/18 – St. Jude Parish Festival – Elyria
9/18 – Concours d’Elegance – Dayton
9/18 – St. Justin Martyr Parish Festival – Wickliffe
9/18 – Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival – Lorain – A Friend’s Review
9/18 – Clinton AppleFest – Clinton –My Review

AKRON-CANTON FESTIVALS

9/15 – Vintage Canton – Canton
9/16-9/17 – Brimfest – Brimfield
9/16-9/18 – Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest – Cuyahoga Falls – My Review
9/17 – Macedonia FallFest – Macedonia
9/17 – ArtFest at the University of Mount Union – Alliance
9/17-9/18 – Yankee Peddler Festival II – Canal Fulton – My Review
9/18 – Clinton AppleFest – Clinton –My Review
9/18 – Barlow Farm Fall Fest – Hudson

CINCINNATI FESTIVALS

9/16-9/17 – Terror Town III – Williamsburg
9/16-9/18 – Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, USA – Cincinnati – My Review
9/17 – Waynesville Street Faire IV – Waynesville – My Review
9/17 – Mason Heritage Festival – Mason – My Review
9/17-9/18 – Ohio Renaissance Festival III – Waynesville – My Review
9/17-9/18 – Sts. Peter and Paul Septemberfest – Cincinnati
9/17-9/18 – Waynesville Fall Fest I – Waynesville

CLEVELAND FESTIVALS

9/14 – Slovenian Sausage Festival – Kirtland
9/16-9/17 – Crocker Park Wine Festival – Westlake
9/16-9/17 – St. Bernadette Heart and Harvest Festival – Westlake
9/16-9/17 – Cleveland Armenian Festival – Cleveland
9/16-9/18 – Ravenna Balloon A-Fair – Ravenna
9/16-9/18 – Elyria Apple Festival – Elyria – My Review
9/17 – Westside Flea IV – North Olmsted
9/17 – Cleveland Pickle Fest – Cleveland
9/17 – India Festival USA – Broadview Heights – My Review
9/17 – Zombiepalooza – Fairview Park
9/17 – Bauman Orchards Fall Festival I – Rittman
9/17 – Sharon Women’s Club Fall Fest – Sharon Center
9/17 – Fall Fun Fest at Greenwood Farm – Richmond Heights
9/17 – FireFish Festival – Lorain – My Review
9/17 – Rocky River Fall Arts Festival – Rocky River – My Review
9/17-9/18– Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival – Cleveland – My Review
9/18 – Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival – Lorain – A Friend’s Review
9/18 – St. Jude Parish Festival – Elyria
9/18 – St. Justin Martyr Parish Festival – Wickliffe

COLUMBUS FESTIVALS

9/16-9/17 – Serbian Festival – Columbus
9/16-9/17 – Midwest Psych Fest – Galena
9/16-9/17 – North Market Wine Fest at Bridge Park – Dublin
9/16-9/18 – Germania Oktoberfest – Columbus
9/16-9/18 – Arts in the Alley – Grove City – My Review
9/16-9/18 – Ohiolina Music Festival – Granville
9/17 – Brewdog USA’s Craft Beer and Music Festival – Canal Winchester
9/17 – Creekside Hops and Vines Fest – Gahanna
9/17 – Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival II – Urbana – My Review

DAYTON FESTIVALS

9/17 – Hispanic Heritage Festival – Dayton – My Review
9/17 – Dayton Fall Festival at The Gathering – Dayton
9/17-9/18 – Aullwood Fall Fest – Dayton
9/18 – Polish Fall Festival – Dayton
9/18 – Concours d’Elegance – Dayton

TOLEDO FESTIVALS

9/15-9/17 – Momentum Festival – Toledo
9/16-9/17 – St. Augustine Turtle Fest – Napoleon – My Review
9/17 – Put-in-Bay Music Festival – Put-in-Bay
9/17 – Toledo Night Market IV – Toledo
9/17 – Wine, Art and Food Faire – Kelleys Island
9/17-9/18 – International Festival of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo – Perrysburg – My Review

ALABAMA

Alabama Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/alabama-festivals/

FLORIDA

Florida Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/florida-festivals/

GEORGIA

Georgia Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/georgia-festivals/

ILLINOIS

Illinois Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/illinois-festivals/

INDIANA

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KENTUCKY

Kentucky Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/kentucky-festivals/

MICHIGAN

Michigan Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/michigan-festivals/

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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