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Ohio Festival Weekend: August 10-13, 2023

Feasts of the Assumption and another Italian Festival, the Germanfest Picnic, some big Corn Festivals, Shaker Woods, plus Tomatoes, Potatoes and Pickles – Oh my!

In some cities, it’s a Red, White and Green kind of festival weekend, and I’m not just talking about the Tomato, Potato and Pickles Festivals going on (more on that later).

This weekend is pretty close to August 15, known to Catholics as the Feast of the Assumption, when Mary rose into Heaven rather than taking the usual route aka death. In Ohio, the most popular Feast of the Assumption takes place in Cleveland’s Little Italy (Review), but there is also a Feast going on in Broadview Heights (Review), not to mention a great Italian Festival in Warren (Review).

If you prefer kraut with your sausage instead of sauce, then the GermanFest Picnic in Dayton (Review) is for you. You can check out my Review, but keep in mind that the festival has moved locations since I last visited the festival. Now, the festival takes place in Dayton’s original German neighborhood – St. Anne’s Hill.

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Speaking of German Festivals, I have updated my Oktoberfest and German Festival Guide, which you can find at https://ohiofestivals.net/ohio-oktoberfests/

The guide has some descriptions of some of the festivals I’ve been to as well as festivals listed chronologically.

If there are festivals you don’t see, let me know and I will happily add them.

Danke!

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Now let’s get back to the Red, White and Green I mentioned before that doesn’t refer to the Italian Festivals.

  • Red: the Tomato Festival in Reynoldsburg (Review)
  • White: Potatoes N’ Such: Dayton Potato Festival
  • Green: Akron Pickle Fest

Also this weekend, there are a ton of Church Festivals, two fantastic Corn Festivals in North Ridgeville (Review) and Swanton (Review), a Celtic Festival in Painesville Township (Review), the first weekend of the Shaker Woods Festival (shopping, baby) in Columbiana (Review), a Hippie Festival in Logan (Review in another city), and so much more.

Also, if you like good music, I would suggest checking out Oliver Hazard Day in Waterville. The band – Oliver Hazard – is from Waterville so its a celebration of one town’s own, something I really like. The band will be performing at the festival along with some bands/artists (Sam Burchfield, Field Guide, Jon Zenz), plus food trucks, an Oliver Hazard IPA (no lie) and more.

You can check out some songs by them and get information on tickets at https://www.oliverhazardday.com/experience

Here’s a video of them performing a song in the middle of the Maumee River.

The Oliver Hazard Day festival is one I’ve meant to go to for years, but unfortunately, I’ll be out of state this weekend, missing it once more.

Hopefully you can go.

There are over 110 festivals and fairs this weekend so really comb through the listings carefully, read through the reviews and check out the map.

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-081323

Have a wonderful weekend, Ohio!

Until next week…

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Ohio Festival Weekend: August 10-13, 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

8/12 – Sonnenberg HomecomingApple Creek My Review
8/12 – Peaches and Cream Summer Harvest FestivalBerlin HeightsMy Review
8/13 – Feast of the Assumption WestBroadview HeightsMy Review
8/9-8/13 – Asian Lantern Festival at the Cleveland Zoo VICleveland My Review
8/12-8/15 – Feast of the AssumptionCleveland My Review

8/12-8/13 – Shaker Woods Festival IColumbiana My Review
8/12 – Columbus Summer BeerfestColumbus My Review
8/11-8/12 – Creston Ox Roast (formerly Homecoming)Creston My Review
8/11-8/13 – Germanfest PicnicDayton My Review
8/10 – North Market Night Market at Bridge Park IVDublin My Review

8/12-8/13 – Hippie FestLogan My Review
8/11-8/13 – North Ridgeville Corn FestivalNorth RidgevilleMy Review
8/11-8/13 – Ohio Celtic Festival Painesville TownshipMy Review
8/10-8/12 – Reynoldsburg Tomato FestivalReynoldsburg My Review

8/12-8/13 – The Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace VIRock CreekMy Review
8/12 – Swanton Corn FestivalSwanton My Review
8/10-8/13 – Italian-American Heritage FestivalWarren My Review
8/12 – Last Stop Willoughby (Train) FestivalWilloughby My Review


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OHIO FAIRS AND SHOWS

8/4-8/12 – Athens County Fair – Athens
8/5-8/12 – Ross County Fair – Chillicothe
8/6-8/12 – Hartford Independent Fair – Hartford
8/6-8/12 – Richland County Fair – Mansfield
8/7-8/12 – Holmes County Fair – Millersburg
8/7-8/12 – Scioto County Fair – Lucasville
8/8-8/12 – Attica Independent Fair – Attica
8/8-8/13 – Erie County Fair – Sandusky
8/8-8/13 – Cuyahoga County Fair – Berea
8/8-8/13 – Ashtabula County Fair – Jefferson
8/10-8/13 – Hamilton County Fair – Carthage
8/10-8/13 – Great American Stamp Show – Cleveland
8/10-8/13 – Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show – Georgetown
Weekend continues below…

8/10-8/17 – Henry County Fair – Napoleon
8/11-8/13 – Matsuricon – Columbus
8/11-8/17 – Miami County Fair – Troy
8/11-8/17 – Mercer County Fair – Celina
8/12 – Summer Extravaganza Family Fun and Craft Show – Mansfield
8/12 – Arts and Crafts at the Beach – Lake Milton
8/12 – Brook Park’s Summert Craft and Vendor Show – Brook Park
8/13 – Cin City Reptile Show – West Chester
8/13 – Glass City Record Show – Toledo
8/13 – Super Cleveland Reptile Show & Sale – Medina
8/13-8/19 – Muskingum County Fair – Zanesville
8/13-8/20 – Jefferson County Fair – Smithfield

OHIO FESTIVALS

8/9-8/12 – Days in the Park (Carnation Festival) – Alliance
8/9-8/12 – Scio Street Fair – Scio
8/9-8/13 – Asian Lantern Festival at the Cleveland Zoo VI – Cleveland – My Review
8/10 – North Market Night Market at Bridge Park IV – Dublin – My Review
8/10-8/12 – All Ohio Balloon Fest – Marysville
8/10-8/12 – Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival – Reynoldsburg – My Review
8/10-8/12 – Holy Spirit Festival and Homecoming – Whitehall
8/10-8/13 – St. Marys Summerfest – St. Marys
8/10-8/13 – Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival – Marietta
8/10-8/13 – Italian-American Heritage Festival – Warren – My Review
8/11 – Outlaw Music Festival – Cuyahoga Falls
Weekend continues below…

8/11 – August Sommerfest – Columbus
8/11-8/12 – Springfield Jazz and Blues Festival – Springfield
8/11-8/12 – Neon Nights – North Lawrence
8/11-8/12 – St. Brendan Parish Festival – Hilliard
8/11-8/12 – Orrville Lions Club Rib and Music Fest – Orrville
8/11-8/12 – Creston Ox Roast (formerly Homecoming) – Creston – My Review
8/11-8/12 – Homecoming – Kelleys Island
8/11-8/12 – Carlisle Railroad Days – Carlisle
8/11-8/12 – Maumee Summer Fair – Maumee
Weekend continues below…

8/11-8/12* – St. Mary Homecoming Festival – Columbus – CANCELLED (CONSTRUCTION)
8/11-8/12 – Dellroy Volunteer Fire Dept Homecoming – Dellroy
8/11-8/12 – St. Cecilia Festival – Columbus
8/11-8/12 – Brick Street Block Party – Arcanum
8/11-8/12 – Sandy-Beaver Canal Days – Magnolia
8/11-8/13 – Salt Fork Arts and Crafts Festival – Cambridge
8/11-8/13 – Voices of America Country Music Fest – West Chester
8/11-8/13 – Bremenfest – New Bremen
8/11-8/13 – Lazy Daisy – Garrettsville
8/11-8/13 – Mount Vernon Music and Arts Festival – Mount Vernon
8/11-8/13 – Germanfest Picnic – Dayton – My Review
Weekend continues below…

8/11-8/13 – Sacred Heart Festival – Fairfield
8/11-8/13 – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Family Festival – Pickerington
8/11-8/13 – Flag City BalloonFest – Findlay
8/11-8/13 – St. Brigid Parish Festival – Xenia
8/11-8/13 – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Festival – Milford
8/11-8/13 – Ohio Celtic Festival – Painesville Township – My Review
8/11-8/13 – Coshocton Sunflower Festival – Coshocton
8/11-8/13 – Freed Fest – Salem
8/11-8/13 – North Ridgeville Corn Festival – North Ridgeville – My Review
Weekend continues below…

8/12 – Raccoon (Geauga) County Music Festival – Burton
8/12 – Akron Pickle Fest – Akron
8/12 – Bowen House Art Festival – Logan
8/12 – The Kent Flea and Makers Market IV – Kent
8/12 – Servants of Mary Family Festival and Fireworks Show – Windsor
8/12 – Chardon Brewfest – Chardon
8/12 – North Canton Main Street Festival – North Canton
8/12 – Swanton Corn Festival – Swanton – My Review
8/12 – Art on the Lawn – Yellow Springs
8/12 – Sonnenberg Homecoming – Apple Creek – My Review
8/12 – BoomerFest – Centerville
8/12 – Columbus Summer Beerfest – Columbus – My Review
Weekend continues below…

8/12 – Craft Distillers Festival – Grove City
8/12 – Last Stop Willoughby (Train) Festival – Willoughby – My Review
8/12 – Downtown Massillon Fun Fest – Massillon
8/12 – TedFest – Pandora
8/12 – Barrio Latino Art Festival – Toledo
8/12 – Brewfest Waterfront District – Lorain
8/12 – Oliver Hazard Day – Waterville
8/12 – St. Max Festival – Liberty Township
8/12 – Peaches and Cream Summer Harvest Festival – Berlin Heights – My Review
Weekend continues below…

8/12 – Potatoes N’ Such: Dayton Potato Festival – Dayton
8/12 – Madden Road Micro Music Fest – Cable
8/12 – Uptown Untapped Beer Festival – Westerville
8/12-8/13 – All Saints Festival – New Riegel
8/12-8/13 – Shaker Woods Festival I – Columbiana – My Review
8/12-8/13 – Hippie Fest – Logan – My Review
8/12-8/13 – Festival Latino – Columbus
8/12-8/13 – The Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace VI – Rock Creek – My Review
8/12-8/13 – Hale Farm Civil War Reenactment – Bath
Weekend continues below…

8/12-8/13 – Englewood Festival – Englewood
8/12-8/15 – Feast of the Assumption – Cleveland – My Review
8/13 – Our Lady of Sorrows Slovak Heritage Festival – Youngstown
8/13 – Outlaw Music Festival – Cincinnati
8/13 – Immaculate Conception Church Summer Festival – Kenton
8/13 – Richfield Community Day – Richfield
8/13 – Feast of the Assumption West – Broadview Heights – My Review
8/13 – Dayton Funk Festival – Dayton
8/13 – Fort Loramie Summer Gazebo Party – Fort Loramie
8/13 – Art on the Commons – Kettering
8/13 – Cleveland International Kite Festival – Cleveland
8/13 – Obzinky (Harvest Festival) – Chagrin Falls
8/13 – An Affair on the Square Craft Fest – Medina

AKRON-CANTON FESTIVALS

8/9-8/12 – Days in the Park (Carnation Festival) – Alliance
8/11 – Outlaw Music Festival – Cuyahoga Falls
8/11-8/12 – Neon Nights – North Lawrence
8/11-8/12 – Sandy-Beaver Canal Days – Magnolia
8/12 – Akron Pickle Fest – Akron
8/12 – North Canton Main Street Festival – North Canton
8/12-8/13 – Hale Farm Civil War Reenactment – Bath
8/13 – Richfield Community Day – Richfield

CINCINNATI FESTIVALS

8/11-8/12 – Carlisle Railroad Days – Carlisle
8/11-8/13 – Sacred Heart Festival – Fairfield
8/11-8/13 – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Festival – Milford
8/12 – St. Max Festival – Liberty Township

CLEVELAND FESTIVALS

8/9-8/13 – Asian Lantern Festival at the Cleveland Zoo VI – Cleveland – My Review
8/11-8/13 – Ohio Celtic Festival – Painesville Township – My Review
8/11-8/13 – Lazy Daisy – Garrettsville
8/11-8/13 – North Ridgeville Corn Festival – North Ridgeville – My Review
8/12 – Raccoon (Geauga) County Music Festival – Burton
8/12 – Brewfest Waterfront District – Lorain
8/12 – Downtown Massillon Fun Fest – Massillon
8/12 – The Kent Flea and Makers Market IV – Kent
Weekend continues below…

8/12 – Last Stop Willoughby (Train) Festival – Willoughby – My Review
8/12 – Chardon Brewfest – Chardon
8/12-8/15 – Feast of the Assumption – Cleveland – My Review
8/13 – Obzinky (Harvest Festival) – Chagrin Falls
8/13 – Feast of the Assumption West – Broadview Heights – My Review
8/13 – Cleveland International Kite Festival – Cleveland
8/13 – An Affair on the Square Craft Fest – Medina

COLUMBUS FESTIVALS

8/10 – North Market Night Market at Bridge Park IV – Dublin – My Review
8/10-8/12 – All Ohio Balloon Fest – Marysville
8/10-8/12 – Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival – Reynoldsburg – My Review
8/10-8/12 – Holy Spirit Festival and Homecoming – Whitehall
8/11 – August Sommerfest – Columbus
8/11-8/12 – St. Brendan Parish Festival – Hilliard
8/11-8/12 – St. Cecilia Festival – Columbus
8/11-8/13 – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Family Festival – Pickerington
8/12 – Craft Distillers Festival – Grove City
8/12 – Uptown Untapped Beer Festival – Westerville
8/12 – Madden Road Micro Music Fest – Cable
8/12 – Columbus Summer Beerfest – Columbus – My Review
8/12-8/13 – Festival Latino – Columbus

DAYTON FESTIVALS

8/11-8/13 – Germanfest Picnic – Dayton – My Review
8/12 – Potatoes N’ Such: Dayton Potato Festival – Dayton
8/12 – BoomerFest – Centerville
8/12-8/13 – Englewood Festival – Englewood
8/13 – Dayton Funk Festival – Dayton
8/13 – Art on the Commons – Kettering

TOLEDO FESTIVALS

8/11-8/12 – Homecoming – Kelleys Island
8/11-8/12 – Maumee Summer Fair – Maumee
8/12 – Swanton Corn Festival – Swanton – My Review
8/12 – Oliver Hazard Day – Waterville
8/12 – Barrio Latino Art Festival – Toledo

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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