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2023 Labor Day Festival Weekend for Ohio

The Ohio Renaissance Festival, Fair at New Boston, the Cleveland Oktoberfest, the Milan Melon Festival and so many more!

Festival Season is about to get real, Ohio!

September is the biggest festival month in the state and it is starting strong with Labor Day Weekend.

There are many classic, traditional festivals to consider this weekend.

For example, the Ohio Renaissance Festival (Review) is starting up this weekend in Waynesville and it will be running for many weekends to come. If you love Renaissance and Medieval Festivals, you should really come by and expect to spend the day as there is plenty to do. So many shows and entertainment, interesting vendors, and delicious food. It’s also a great festival to people watch as the costumes are wonderful (you should consider dressing up yourself).

Another great festival is the Fair at New Boston (Review) in Springfield. This is slightly more modern than the Renaissance Festival, as it’s set between 1790-1810. Vendors, food and entertainment are pretty much kept in this period, so it more historical in nature, but it is also fun and great for families and history enthusiasts.

If you’re more of a foodie, there are plenty of festival options throughout the state, including the West Jefferson Ox Roast (Review), the Obetz Zucchinifest (Review), the Akron Pizza Festival, the Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival (Review) in Port Clinton and the Milan Melon Festival (Review). The Melon Festival, in fact, has special muskmelon and watermelon ice cream made exclusively by Tofts for this event, so don’t miss it!

More food options come by way of Cultural Festivals, such as the Cleveland Oktoberfest (Review), the Columbus Greek Festival (Review), the Hungarian Festival (Review) and the St. Rocco Festival (Review) in Cleveland, where you shouldn’t miss the climbing of the grease pole.

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While talking about Cultural Festivals, I should quickly mention that there is a post devoted strictly to Ohio’s Oktoberfests and German Festivals.

Since this is Oktoberfest Season, I thought I would share this post with you in case you were looking for Oktoberfests throughout the state.

You can find the guide at https://ohiofestivals.net/ohio-oktoberfests/

And, if you are looking for Oktoberfests beyond Ohio, you can check this post by the Festival Guides and Reviews website:

https://festivalguidesandreviews.com/oktoberfest-guide/

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Since I’m not highlighting festivals in this week’s post, please go through the festival listings carefully and be sure to use the map in case there are festivals near you. Also don’t forget about checking out the 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-090423

Have a wonderful three day weekend, Ohio!

Until next week…

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Upcoming Ohio Labor Day Festival Weekend: August 31 – September 4, 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

9/1-9/4 – Cleveland Oktoberfest I Berea/Middleburg HeightsMy Review
9/2-9/3 – Serbian Cultural FestivalBroadview HeightsMy Review
9/2-9/4 – Canal Winchester Labor Day FestivalCanal WinchesterMy Review
8/30-9/3 – Asian Lantern Festival at the Cleveland Zoo IXCleveland My Review

9/1-9/4 – Kamm’s Corners Greek FestivalCleveland My Review
8/31-9/4 – St. Rocco FestivalCleveland My Review
9/1-9/4 – Columbus Greek FestivalColumbus My Review
9/2-9/3 – Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival Columbus My Review

9/2-9/4 – Fort Rowdy GatheringCovington My Review
9/3 – Lorain County Labor Day CelebrationLorain My Review
9/1-9/4 – Firelands Labor Day FestivalNew LondonMy Review
9/2-9/4 – Great Trail Festival IIMalvern My Review

9/1-9/4 – Milan Melon FestivalMilan My Review
8/30-9/2 – Sweet Corn FestivalMillersport My Review
9/1-9/4 – Obetz ZucchinifestObetz My Review
9/3 – Hungarian Festival (formerly Hungarian Scout Festival)Parma My Review

9/1-9/3 – Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka FestivalPort ClintonMy Review
9/1-9/3 – Russia Homecoming FestivalRussia My Review
9/2-9/3 – Fair at New BostonSpringfield My Review
9/2-9/4 – Ohio Renaissance Festival IWaynesville My Review
9/2-9/4 – West Jefferson Ox Roast FestivalWest JeffersonMy Review

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OHIO FAIRS AND SHOWS

8/28-9/2 – Noble County Fair – Caldwell
8/28-9/4 – Morrow County Fair – Mt. Gilead
8/29-9/4 – Stark County Fair – Canton
8/29-9/4 – Van Wert County Fair – Van Wert
8/30-9/4 – Canfield Fair – Canfield
8/30-9/4 – Hancock County Fair – Findlay
8/30-9/4 – Richwood Independent Fair – Richwood
8/31-9/4 – Geauga County Fair – Burton
Weekend continues below…

9/1-9/2 – Cars & Parts Swap Meet and Car Show III – Springfield
9/1-9/4 – S.C.R.A.P. Labor Day Weekend Show – Gibsonburg
9/1-9/7 – Fulton County Fair – Wauseon
9/2 – End of Summer Thompson Park Craft Show – East Liverpool
9/2 – Mechanicsburg First Responders Car Show – Mechanicsburg
9/2-9/5 – Washington County Fair – Marietta
9/3 – Liberty Home Association Car Show – Hamilton
9/3-9/9 – Highland County Fair – Hillsboro
9/4-9/10 – Belmont County Fair – St. Clairsville

OHIO FESTIVALS

8/30 – The Taste – Kettering
8/30-9/2 – Sweet Corn Festival – Millersport – My Review
8/30-9/3 – SamJam Bluegrass Festival – Piketon
8/30-9/3 – Asian Lantern Festival at the Cleveland Zoo IX – Cleveland – My Review
8/31-9/4 – Old Settlers Reunion – Jacksonville
8/31-9/4 – St. Rocco Festival – Cleveland – My Review
9/1-9/2 – Terror Town I – Williamsburg
9/1-9/2 – Nativity Fall Festival – Cincinnati
9/1-9/2 – Glandorf Park Festival – Glandorf
9/1-9/2 – Mayberry Market at Walnut Hills Farm – Dayton
9/1-9/3 – The Made in Ohio Arts and Crafts Festival – Bath
9/1-9/3 – Akron Pizza Fest – Akron
9/1-9/3 – Alterfest – Kettering
9/1-9/3 – Vintage Market Days “Falling for Vintage” – Croton
Weekend continues below…

9/1-9/3 – Portsmouth River Days – Portsmouth
9/1-9/3 – St. Michael Festival – Worthington
9/1-9/3 – Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival – Port Clinton – My Review
9/1-9/3 – Russia Homecoming Festival – Russia – My Review
9/1-9/3 – Holloway Oldtimers Baseball Club Festival Weekend – Holloway
9/1-9/3 – Liberty Home Oktoberfest – Hamilton
9/1-9/3 – Labor Day BBQ and Music Festival – Barberton
9/1-9/4 – Archangel Michael Greek Food and Wine Festival II – Campbell
9/1-9/4 – Milan Melon Festival – Milan – My Review
9/1-9/4 – West Liberty Labor Day Festival – West Liberty
9/1-9/4 – Obetz Zucchinifest – Obetz – My Review
Weekend continues below…

9/1-9/4 – Kamm’s Corners Greek Festival – Cleveland – My Review
9/1-9/4 – Columbus Greek Festival – Columbus – My Review
9/1-9/4 – Summerdance – Garrettsville
9/1-9/4 – Firelands Labor Day Festival – New London – My Review
9/1-9/4 – Cleveland Oktoberfest I – Berea/Middleburg Heights – My Review
9/2 – Sunflower Harvest and Makers Market II– Hartville
9/2 – Jammin’ Food Truck Fest – New Philadelphia
Weekend continues below…

9/2 – Tippapalooza Music Festival – Tipp City
9/2 – VetFest – North Ridgeville
9/2 – Loveland Art Festival – Loveland
9/2 – Peninsula Flea at Heritage Farms VI – Peninsula
9/2-9/3 – Community Togetherness Fest – Lorain
9/2-9/3 – Immortal Christian Rock Festival II – Versailles
9/2-9/3 – Oddmall Uncensored – Akron
9/2-9/3 – Ottoville Park Carnival – Ottoville
9/2-9/3 – St. Andrew Ukrainian Fall Festival – Parma
9/2-9/3 – Serbian Cultural Festival – Broadview Heights – My Review
9/2-9/3 – Summer Sunset Blast – Stow
9/2-9/3 – Lunken Airport Days – Cincinnati
9/2-9/3 – Toronto Ohio Art Festival (formerly Festival of the Arts) – Toronto
Weekend continues below…

9/2-9/3 – Nowhere Else Festival – Martinsville
9/2-9/3 – Akron Food Truck Festival – Akron
9/2-9/3 – Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival – Columbus – My Review
9/2-9/3 – Fair at New Boston – Springfield – My Review
9/2-9/4 – Great Trail Festival II – Malvern – My Review
9/2-9/4 – West Jefferson Ox Roast Festival – West Jefferson – My Review
9/2-9/4 – Ohio Renaissance Festival I – Waynesville – My Review
Weekend continues below…

9/2-9/4 – Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival – Canal Winchester – My Review
9/2-9/4 – Fort Rowdy Gathering – Covington – My Review
9/3 – Lorain County Labor Day Celebration – Lorain – My Review
9/3 – Dayton Reggae Festival – Dayton
9/3 – Riverfest – Cincinnati
9/3 – Bexley Brewfest – Bexley
9/3 – Elmore Labor Day Fireworks Festival – Elmore
9/3 – Hungarian Festival (formerly Hungarian Scout Festival) – Parma – My Review
9/3-9/4 – Holiday at Home – Kettering
9/4 – Labor Day Lions Club Fish Fry and Parade – Pickerington
9/4 – Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival – Upper Arlington

AKRON-CANTON FESTIVALS

9/1-9/3 – The Made in Ohio Arts and Crafts Festival – Bath
9/1-9/3 – Labor Day BBQ and Music Festival – Barberton
9/1-9/3 – Akron Pizza Fest – Akron
9/2 – Peninsula Flea at Heritage Farms VI – Peninsula
9/2 – Sunflower Harvest and Makers Market II– Hartville
9/2-9/3 – Summer Sunset Blast – Stow
9/2-9/3 – Akron Food Truck Festival – Akron
9/2-9/3 – Oddmall Uncensored – Akron

CINCINNATI FESTIVALS

9/1-9/2 – Terror Town I – Williamsburg
9/1-9/2 – Nativity Fall Festival – Cincinnati
9/1-9/3 – Liberty Home Oktoberfest – Hamilton
9/2 – Loveland Art Festival – Loveland
9/2-9/3 – Lunken Airport Days – Cincinnati
9/2-9/3 – St. John Neumann Labor Day Festival – Cincinnati
9/2-9/4 – Ohio Renaissance Festival I – Waynesville – My Review
9/3 – Riverfest – Cincinnati

CLEVELAND FESTIVALS

8/30-9/3 – Asian Lantern Festival at the Cleveland Zoo IX – Cleveland – My Review
8/31-9/4 – St. Rocco Festival – Cleveland – My Review
9/1-9/4 – Cleveland Oktoberfest I – Berea/Middleburg Heights – My Review
9/1-9/4 – Summerdance – Garrettsville
9/2 – VetFest – North Ridgeville
9/2-9/3 – Serbian Cultural Festival – Broadview Heights – My Review
9/2-9/3 – St. Andrew Ukrainian Fall Festival – Parma
9/3 – Hungarian Festival (formerly Hungarian Scout Festival) – Parma – My Review

COLUMBUS FESTIVALS

8/30-9/2 – Sweet Corn Festival – Millersport – My Review
9/1-9/3 – St. Michael Festival – Worthington
9/1-9/3 – Vintage Market Days “Falling for Vintage” – Croton
9/1-9/4 – Obetz Zucchinifest – Obetz – My Review
9/1-9/4 – Columbus Greek Festival – Columbus – My Review
9/2-9/3 – Ohio Cup Vintage Base Ball Festival – Columbus – My Review
9/2-9/4 – Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival – Canal Winchester – My Review
9/3 – Bexley Brewfest – Bexley
9/4 – Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival – Upper Arlington
9/4 – Labor Day Lions Club Fish Fry and Parade – Pickerington

DAYTON FESTIVALS

9/1-9/2 – Mayberry Market at Walnut Hills Farm – Dayton
9/1-9/3 – Alterfest – Kettering
9/3 – Dayton Reggae Festival – Dayton
9/3-9/4 – Holiday at Home – Kettering

TOLEDO FESTIVALS

9/1-9/3 – Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival – Port Clinton – My Review

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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