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Ohio Festival Weekend: August 3-6, 2023

Bigfoot, Dublin Irish, Twins, Bull Thistle, Roy Rogers, the Y-Bridge, and so much more!

I really love August, festival fans, because the festival numbers pick up even more as we enjoy the last bits of summer vacation.

There is also a lot of really cool festivals this month, including some this upcoming weekend!

One festival that is top on my radar is the Hocking Hills Bigfoot Festival in Logan. This is the second year as a festival (before, it was more like a conference) and I still can’t attend this year, but the weather looks great and you should all go in my place (I’ll go next year). There will be live music, food truckl and “over 100 Squatchy Themed Vendors.”

Another big festival this weekend is named the biggest Irish Festival on the Planet: the Dublin Irish Festival

…and I have attended this one as you can see (Review).

This festival is so big and full of vendors, entertainment and activities that it took me a good 2 hours only to see everything (and I feel I was moving quickly), so plan to stick around a few hours and just enjoy yourselves (you could easily spend the whole day). Read my review to get an idea of what you can expect and check out this 2023 promotional video to help get you in the mood for fiddles and beer…

(this is not sponsored – I’m just sharing their video because I like the festival)

And there’s so much more, Ohio!

In fact, this weekend in Ohio, there are over 100 festivals and fairs, so let me help you out with some more recommendations as you try and make your plans…

  • Twins Days Festival (Twinsburg): this is the largest gathering of twins anywhere in the world and this year’s theme is “Shiver me TWINbers” so expect to see pirate-related outfits this year. There are also twin contests, rides, entertainment, food and more. My Experience
  • Bull Thistle Arts Festival (Fayette): a smaller, but delightful, festival themed after the bull thistle (that prickly plant with the purple flower on the top). My Experience
  • Lakewood Arts Festival: a large selection of great artists brought together in downtown Lakewood, not to mention food vendors, multiple stages and more. My Experience
  • Roy Rogers Festival (Portsmouth): if you love Roy Rogers or cowboys in general, then you can hear to Portsmouth for memorabilia, food, entertainment and all sorts of look-alike characters. My Experience
  • Y-Bridge Arts Festival (Zanesville): plenty of artists and entertainment. I’m not sure if there will be any setup on the actual bridge but it will be nearby. My Experience

Plus there are all sorts of cultural festivals for delicious food:

  • Pokrova Ukrainian Festival in Parma (My Experience)
  • Dayton Birria Fest
  • St. George Middle Eastern Summer Festival in Toledo
  • Greater Youngstown Italian Fest
  • Puerto Rican Parade and Cultural Festival in Cleveland (My Experience)
  • Polish Summer Fest in Dayton
  • Taste of St. Casimir’s in Cleveland (My Experience)
  • Festival of India in Sylvania
  • Our Lady of the Cedars Lebanese Festival in Fairlawn
  • Ghana Festival Ohio in Columbus

And still there’s more!

There are music festivals, art festivals, city/community festivals, and church festivals.

And there’s a festival in Union City, Ohio that is connected to the festival in the neighboring Union City, Indiana. Very cool!

As always, go through the festival list carefully and take advantage of the map and reviews.

And, if you’re near the State Line or plan on traveling out of Ohio this weekend, then you can always check out this week’s post at my sister site Festival Guides and Reviews https://festivalguidesandreviews.com/festival-weekend-080623

Have a wonderful weekend, Ohio!

Until next week…

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Ohio Festival Weekend: August 3-6, 2023

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MAP of festival and fair food cities this weekend.

If you can’t see the map on your smartphone, click HERE.

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My Experiences of this Weekend’s Festivals

8/3-8/5 – Summit County Italian American FestivalAkron My Review
8/4-8/5 – Berlin Heights Basket FestivalBerlin HeightsMy Review
8/6 – Chardon Arts FestivalChardon My Review
8/2-8/6 (Closed 8/3) – Asian Lantern Festival at the Cleveland Zoo VCleveland My Review
8/5-8/6 – Puerto Rican Parade and Cultural FestivalCleveland My Review

8/5-8/6 – Taste of St. Casimir’sCleveland My Review
8/4-8/6 – Brats and Crafts FestivalColumbus My Review
8/4-8/6 – Dublin Irish FestivalDublin My Review
8/5 – Bull Thistle Arts FestivalFayette My Review
8/5 – Our Lady Queen of Peace Family FestGrafton My Review

8/3-8/6 – Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery ShowFindlay My Review
8/4-8/5 – Independence Home DaysIndependence My Review
8/5 – Lakewood Arts FestivalLakewood My Review
8/4-8/5 – London Rhythm and Rib Fest (formerly Rib and Jazz Fest)London My Review
8/6 – St. Peter Parish FestivalLorain My Review

8/4-8/6 – Pokrova Ukrainian FestivalParma My Review
8/5-8/6 – Arts in the Park Port ClintonMy Review
8/3-8/5 – Roy Rogers FestivalPortsmouth My Review
8/5-8/6 – The Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace V Rock Creek My Review

8/6 – Nature Arts FestivalRussell Township/NoveltyMy Review
8/4-8/6 – Twins Days FestivalTwinsburg My Review
8/4-8/5 – Y Bridge Arts FestivalZanesville My Review

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OHIO FAIRS AND SHOWS

7/26-8/6 – Ohio State Fair – Columbus
7/29-8/5 – Preble County Fair – Eaton
7/30-8/5 – Auglaize County Fair – Wapakoneta
7/30-8/5 – Pike County Fair – Piketon
7/30-8/6 – Wood County Fair – Bowling Green
7/31-8/5 – Gallia County Junior Fair – Gallipolis
7/31-8/6 – Columbiana County Fair – Lisbon
7/31-8/6 – Medina County Fair – Medina
Weekend continues below…

8/2 – Octane Nights on Main Street – Ravenna
8/3-8/6 – Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Show – Findlay – My Review
8/4-8/5 – Vermilion Beach Market – Vermilion
8/4-8/5 – Deerassic Classic Giveaway and Outdoor Expo – Cambridge
8/4-8/6 – Valley View Trade Days III – Senecaville
8/4-8/11 – Champaign County Fair – Urbana
8/4-8/12 – Athens County Fair – Athens
8/5 – Red Brick Reunion – Oxford
8/5 – Avant-Garde Summer Handmade Market – Westlake
8/5-8/12 – Ross County Fair – Chillicothe
8/6 – Frostville Engine and Car Show – North Olmsted
8/6-8/12 – Hartford Independent Fair – Hartford
8/6-8/12 – Richland County Fair – Mansfield

OHIO FESTIVALS

8/2-8/5 – Betty Zane Days – Martins Ferry
8/2-8/6 (Closed 8/3) – Asian Lantern Festival at the Cleveland Zoo V – Cleveland – My Review
8/3-8/5 – Carnation Food Fest (Carnation Festival) – Alliance
8/3-8/5 – Belpre Homecoming – Belpre
8/3-8/5 – Roy Rogers Festival – Portsmouth – My Review
8/3-8/5 – Everwild Music Festival – Thornville
8/3-8/5 – St. Joseph’s Lake Breeze Festival – Avon Lake
8/3-8/5 – Summit County Italian American Festival – Akron – My Review
8/3-8/5 – Baltimore Festival – Baltimore
8/3-8/5 – First Down Fest – Canton
8/3-8/5 – State Line Heritage Days – Union City (IN and OH)
8/3-8/6 – Coldwater Community Picnic – Coldwater
8/3-8/6 – St. Patrick Parish Festival – Hubbard
Weekend continues below…

8/4 – Dundee Fireman’s Festival – Dundee
8/4 – Dayton Birria Fest – Dayton
8/4-8/5 – Victory Live Fest (Buzzard Fest/Country Jam) – North Ridgeville
8/4-8/5 – Y Bridge Arts Festival – Zanesville – My Review
8/4-8/5 – Big Bend Blues and Brews Bash – Pomeroy
8/4-8/5 – London Rhythm and Rib Fest (formerly Rib and Jazz Fest) – London – My Review
8/4-8/5 – Our Lady of Victory Parish Festival – Columbus
8/4-8/5 – Independence Home Days – Independence – My Review
8/4-8/5 – Our Lady of the Cedars Lebanese Festival – Fairlawn
8/4-8/5 – Manchester Kinfolk Days – Manchester
8/4-8/5 – Berlin Heights Basket Festival – Berlin Heights – My Review
Weekend continues below…

8/4-8/5 – Rogues Hollow Festival – Doylestown
8/4-8/5 – Leesburg Festival – Leesburg
8/4-8/5* – Plymouth Fireman’s Festival – Plymouth – DISCONTINUED
8/4-8/5 – Carey Fest – Carey
8/4-8/5 – St. Stephen the Martyr Parish Festival – Columbus
8/4-8/5 – Hanover Wine Festival – Hamilton
8/4-8/5 – Days in the Park – Deer Park
8/4-8/5 – New Lebanon Stagecoach Festival – New Lebanon
8/4-8/5 – Hocking Hills Bigfoot Festival – Logan
8/4-8/5 – Vintage Ohio Wine Fest (and a Little Brew, too) – Kirtland
Weekend continues below…

8/4-8/5 – Lebanon Blues Festival – Lebanon
8/4-8/5 – St. John the Evangelist Family Festival – West Chester
8/4-8/5 – Holy Cross Immaculata Festival – Cincinnati
8/4-8/6 – Toledo Jeep Fest – Toledo
8/4-8/6 – Pokrova Ukrainian Festival – Parma – My Review
8/4-8/6 – Dublin Irish Festival – Dublin – My Review
8/4-8/6 – St. George Middle Eastern Summer Festival – Toledo
8/4-8/6 – Greater Youngstown Italian Fest – Youngstown
8/4-8/6 – Twins Days Festival – Twinsburg – My Review
8/4-8/6 – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Community Festival – Grove City
8/4-8/6 – Brats and Crafts Festival – Columbus – My Review
Weekend continues below…

8/4-8/6 – Riverdays – New Richmond
8/4-8/6 – Farm Days Show – Mt. Gilead
8/4-8/6 – Grassfire Festival – Garrettsville
8/5 – Our Lady Queen of Peace Family Fest – Grafton – My Review
8/5 – Vinin in the Vines Music Festival – Wakeman
8/5 – Down A River, Down A Beer – Piqua
8/5 – Country Fest Cleveland – Burton
8/5 – Ghana Festival Ohio – Columbus
8/5 – Ohio River Paddlefest – Cincinnati
8/5 – Rock the Lake – Lakeview
8/5 – Peninsula Flea at Heritage Farms V – Peninsula
Weekend continues below…

8/5 – Jerry Garcia’s Birthday Celebration – Fairport Harbor
8/5 – Lakewood Arts Festival – Lakewood – My Review
8/5 – Copley Heritage Day – Copley
8/5 – Dresden Melon Festival – Dresden
8/5 – Family Reunion Community Fun Day – Steubenville
8/5 – Defiance County Hot Air Balloon Festival – Defiance
8/5 – Car Tunes on Main – Findlay
8/5 – North Fairfield Street Fair – North Fairfield
8/5 – Quinstock – Catawba Island
8/5 – Mansfield Pride Festival – Mansfield
8/4-8/5 – New Lebanon Stagecoach Festival – New Lebanon
8/5 – Bull Thistle Arts Festival – Fayette – My Review
8/5 – Bloomville Block Party – Bloomville
Weekend continues below…

8/5-8/6 – Taste of St. Casimir’s – Cleveland – My Review
8/5-8/6 – The Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace V – Rock Creek – My Review
8/5-8/6 – Regina Coeli Festival – Toledo
8/5-8/6 – Pymatuning Lake Festival – Andover
8/5-8/6 – Puerto Rican Parade and Cultural Festival – Cleveland – My Review
8/5-8/6 – St. Anthony of Padua Parish Festival – Columbus Grove
8/5-8/6 – 18th Century Colonial Trade Fair – Loudonville
8/5-8/6 – Fulton Farms Sweet Corn Festival – Troy
8/5-8/6 – Honoring Traditions Eastern Woodland Celebration – Lancaster
Weekend continues below…

8/5-8/6 – Arts in the Park – Port Clinton – My Review
8/6 – Nature Arts Festival – Russell Township/Novelty – My Review
8/6 – St. Aloysius Summer Festival – Shandon
8/6 – Barton Polka Fest – Barton
8/6 – Polish Summer Fest – Dayton
8/6 – Festival of India – Sylvania
8/6 – Chardon Arts Festival – Chardon – My Review
8/6 – The FEST – Wickliffe
8/6 – St. Louis Parish Festival – Custar
8/6 – St. Peter Parish Festival – Lorain – My Review

AKRON-CANTON FESTIVALS

8/3-8/5 – Carnation Food Fest (Carnation Festival) – Alliance
8/3-8/5 – Summit County Italian American Festival – Akron – My Review
8/3-8/5 – First Down Fest – Canton
8/4-8/5 – Our Lady of the Cedars Lebanese Festival – Fairlawn
8/4-8/6 – Twins Days Festival – Twinsburg – My Review
8/5 – Copley Heritage Day – Copley
8/5 – Peninsula Flea at Heritage Farms V – Peninsula

CINCINNATI FESTIVALS

8/4-8/5 – Lebanon Blues Festival – Lebanon
8/4-8/5 – St. John the Evangelist Family Festival – West Chester
8/4-8/5 – Hanover Wine Festival – Hamilton
8/4-8/5 – Days in the Park – Deer Park
8/4-8/5 – Holy Cross Immaculata Festival – Cincinnati
8/4-8/6 – Riverdays – New Richmond
8/5 – Ohio River Paddlefest – Cincinnati
8/6 – St. Aloysius Summer Festival – Shandon

CLEVELAND FESTIVALS

8/2-8/6 (Closed 8/3) – Asian Lantern Festival at the Cleveland Zoo V – Cleveland – My Review
8/3-8/5 – St. Joseph’s Lake Breeze Festival – Avon Lake
8/4-8/5 – Independence Home Days – Independence – My Review
8/4-8/5 – Victory Live Fest (Buzzard Fest/Country Jam) – North Ridgeville
8/4-8/5 – Vintage Ohio Wine Fest (and a Little Brew, too) – Kirtland
8/4-8/6 – Grassfire Festival – Garrettsville
8/4-8/6 – Pokrova Ukrainian Festival – Parma – My Review
8/5 – Country Fest Cleveland – Burton
Weekend continues below…

8/5 – Our Lady Queen of Peace Family Fest – Grafton – My Review
8/5 – Jerry Garcia’s Birthday Celebration – Fairport Harbor
8/5 – Lakewood Arts Festival – Lakewood – My Review
8/5-8/6 – Taste of St. Casimir’s – Cleveland – My Review
8/5-8/6 – Puerto Rican Parade and Cultural Festival – Cleveland – My Review
8/6 – Chardon Arts Festival – Chardon – My Review
8/6 – Nature Arts Festival – Russell Township/Novelty – My Review
8/6 – St. Peter Parish Festival – Lorain – My Review

COLUMBUS FESTIVALS

8/3-8/5 – Baltimore Festival – Baltimore
8/4-8/5 – Our Lady of Victory Parish Festival – Columbus
8/4-8/5 – London Rhythm and Rib Fest (formerly Rib and Jazz Fest) – London – My Review
8/4-8/5 – St. Stephen the Martyr Parish Festival – Columbus
8/4-8/6 – Dublin Irish Festival – Dublin – My Review
8/4-8/6 – Brats and Crafts Festival – Columbus – My Review
8/4-8/6 – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Community Festival – Grove City
8/5 – Ghana Festival Ohio – Columbus

DAYTON FESTIVALS

8/4 – Dayton Birria Fest – Dayton
8/4-8/5 – New Lebanon Stagecoach Festival – New Lebanon
8/6 – Polish Summer Fest – Dayton

TOLEDO FESTIVALS

8/4-8/6 – Toledo Jeep Fest – Toledo
8/4-8/6 – St. George Middle Eastern Summer Festival – Toledo
8/5 – Defiance County Hot Air Balloon Festival – Defiance
8/5 – Quinstock – Catawba Island
8/5-8/6 – Arts in the Park – Port Clinton – My Review
8/5-8/6 – Regina Coeli Festival – Toledo
8/6 – Festival of India – Sylvania
8/6 – St. Louis Parish Festival – Custar

ALABAMA

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

DELAWARE

Delaware Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/delaware-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

Indiana Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/indiana-festivals/

KENTUCKY

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

MARYLAND/WASHINGTON, DC

Maryland/Washington DC Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/maryland-washington-dc-festivals/

MICHIGAN

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

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi Festivals can be found at festivalguidesandreviews.com/mississippi-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/

VIRGINIA

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

WEST VIRGINIA

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

WISCONSIN

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

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Festival Schedule Pages

Ohio

Akron/Canton | Cincinnati | Cleveland | Columbus | Dayton | Toledo

Ohio Fairs and Shows