Upcoming Weekend Festivals: July 22-25, 2021

Festivals featuring Harry Potter, Annie Oakley, UFO’s and Jumping Frogs, festival fans!

It’s another festival filled weekend in Ohio with over 60 festivals and fairs going on. Other big festival states include Illinois (15), Michigan (25), New York (14) and Wisconsin (28).

What also makes this weekend special are the themes going on. In Greenville, Ohio, for example, Annie Oakley is celebrated through both the Annie Oakley Festival and The Gathering at Garst. Meanwhile, in Kent, they’re celebrating the world of Harry Potter via the Wizardly World of Kent. There’s a Frog Jump Festival in Valley City, Pirate Days in Akron, and the Medieval Faire in Rock Creek.

And that’s just Ohio!

In Florida, they’re celebrating Hemingway Days in Key West, Indiana has a Circus Festival in Peru and a HUGE Pierogi Fest in Whiting, Michigan sends festival goers back in time through both the Michigan Medieval Stroll in Lake Orion and the Enchanted Forest in Vassar, New York also has a Renaissance celebration in Sterling, Pennsylvania has a Harry Potter style WANDerful Wizarding Weekend in Volant and Wisconsin has a Renaissance Festival in Kenosha and a UFO Days festival in Elmwood.

But that’s just a few of the festivals this weekend.

Ohio has a great selection of festivals spread all around the state. Some to definitely check out (along with those previously mentioned), include the Celina Lake Festival, the Cincinnati Celtic Festival, the Columbus Summer Beerfest, the Lancaster Festival, the Summer Market (Lorain) and the Asian Lantern Festival at the Cleveland Zoo. There are also a lot of county fairs going on!

It’s going to be a great weekend!

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QUICK NOTE: Before I bring up suggestions for the other states, I wanted to let you know of a quick guide I’ve created for the upcoming Oktoberfests and German Festivals in Ohio, which start up as early as August 1.

In the post, I give you a rundown of some of the best Germanic festivals that Ohio has to offer, followed by a listing of the upcoming festivals.

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

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Now let’s talk about the other states for this weekend.

While the full lists can be found below, here are some festivals I would be interesting is visiting:

Florida (7 Fests): Soul Food Festival (Apopka), Jacksonville Seafood Festival

Georgia (3 Fests): Christmas in July (Patterson)

Illinois (15 Fests): Wicker Park Fest (Chicago), Glencoe Festival of Art

Indiana (11 Fests): Pierogi Fest (Whiting), Circus City Festival (Peru), Blackberry Festival (Fortville)

Kentucky (3 Fests): North Fork Music Festival (Hazard), KY Christmas in July Gathering (Richmond)

Michigan (25 Fests): Michigan Medieval Stroll (Lake Orion), Baby Food Festival (Fremont)

New York (14 Fests): South Buffalo Porchfest (Buffalo), Waterfront Art Festival (Webster)

Pennsylvania (9 Fests): WANDerful Wizarding Weekend (Volant), Concordia Summer Festival

Tennessee (7 Fests): Grainger County Tomato Festival (Rutledge)

West Virginia (5 Fests): Ridenour Regatta (Nitro), Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival (Wheeling)

Wisconsin (25 Fests): UFO Days (Elmwood), Holland Fest (Cedar Grove)

All these festivals and more are listed below with a wonderful map to help you see where the festivals are happening.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Love, Peace and Funnel Cake Grease!

Festival Weekend: July 22-25, 2021

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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

7/23-7/25 – Celina Lake FestivalCelina My Review

7/24 – Columbus Summer BeerfestColumbus My Review

7/23-7/25 – Annie Oakley FestivalGreenville My Review

7/24-7/25 – The Gathering at GarstGreenville My Review

7/23-7/24 – Wizardly World of KentKent My Review

7/23-7/24 – The Summer MarketLorain My Review

7/22-7/24 – Rittman Sleepwalker FestivalRittman My Review

7/24-7/25 – The Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace IIIRock CreekMy Review

7/25 – Valley City Frog Jump FestivalValley CityMy Review

7/22-7/24 – Wauseon HomecomingWauseon My Review

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OHIO

7/19-7/24 – Jackson County Fair – Wellston
7/19-7/24 – Warren County Fair – Lebanon
7/19-7/24 – Fayette County Fair – Washington Court House
7/19-7/24 – Perry County Fair – New Lexington
7/19-7/25 – Carroll County Fair – Carrollton
7/19-7/25 – Franklin County Fair– Hilliard
7/19-7/25 – Ottawa County Fair – Oak Harbor
7/21-7/25 – St. Demetrios Grecian Festival – Warren
7/21-7/25 – Asian Lantern Festival at the Cleveland Zoo II – Cleveland
7/22 – Taste of Downtown Wooster – Wooster
7/22-7/24 – Brookville Community Picnic – Brookville
7/22-7/24 – The Country Fest II – Canal Fulton
7/22-7/24 – Wauseon Homecoming – Wauseon – My Review
7/22-7/24 – Rittman Sleepwalker Festival – Rittman – My Review
7/22-7/24 – Doughty Valley Steam Show – Charm
7/22-7/24 – Pezamania PEZ Show – Independence
7/23 – Whimmydiddle Country Music Festival II – Hamilton
7/23 – Family Fun Summer Social – Perrysburg
7/23-7/24 – St. Ann Parish Festival – Hamilton
7/23-7/24 – Shiloh Ox Roast – Shiloh
7/23-7/24 – The Summer Market – Lorain – My Review
7/23-7/24 – Johnny Appleseed Festival – Apple Creek
7/23-7/24 – The Werk Out Music and Arts Festival – Thornville
7/23-7/24 – Wizardly World of Kent – Kent – My Review
7/23-7/24 – SharonFest – Sharonville
7/23-7/24 – Lakeside Craft and Art Show – Lakeside
7/23-7/25* – Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival (formerly Ink in the Clink) – Mansfield – My Review – MOVED TO 9/10-9/12
7/23-7/25 – Cincinnati Celtic Festival – Cincinnati
7/23-7/25 – Slip N Fly Fest – Butler
7/23-7/25* – Seven Hills Home Days Festival – Seven Hills – My Review – MOVED TO 8/27-8/29
7/23-7/25 – Hamler Summerfest – Hamler
7/23-7/25 – Celina Lake Festival – Celina – My Review
7/23-7/25 – International Sunflower Festival – Frankfort
7/23-7/25 – Annie Oakley Festival – Greenville – My Review
7/23-7/25 – Christmas in July Craft Show, Flea and Farmers Market – Pomeroy
7/23-7/25 – AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days – Lexington
7/23-7/30 – Clark County Fair – Springfield
7/24 – Christmas in July Craft and Vendor Show – Strongsville
7/24 – Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest – Kettering
7/24 – Portage Lake’s Kiwanis Pirate Days Festival – Akron
7/24 – Columbus Summer Beerfest – Columbus – My Review
7/24 – Wine, Dine and Walleye Festival – Ashtabula
7/24 – Akron Zoo Brew at the Zoo II – Akron
7/24 – Dayton Garlic Fest – Dayton
7/24 – Uncorked: Columbus Wine Fest – Columbus – USUALLY IN APRIL
7/24 – Toledo Night Market II – Toledo
7/24 – Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Festival – Cincinnati
7/24-7/25 – The Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace III – Rock Creek – My Review
7/24-7/25 – Solon Home Days – Solon
7/24-7/25 – SMOY Fest – Loveland
7/24-7/25 – The Gathering at Garst – Greenville – My Review
7/24-7/25 – Lancaster Festival I – Lancaster
7/24-7/25 – Akron African American Festival – Akron
7/24-7/25 – Cincy Soul: The Black Taste – Cincinnati
7/24-7/25 – Akron Arts Expo – Akron
7/24-7/25 – WonderStruck Music Festival – Kirtland
7/24-7/25 – Gem City Comic Con – Dayton – USUALLY IN APRIL
7/24-7/31 – Vinton County Fair – McArthur
7/24-7/31 – Knox County Fair – Mt. Vernon
7/25 – Heart and Home Marketplace in Medina Public Square – Medina
7/25 – Art on the Mall – Toledo
7/25 – St. Anthony of Padua Slovak Festival – Parma
7/25 – Valley City Frog Jump Festival – Valley City – My Review
7/25 – Back Road Reptiles and Exotics Expo – Fremont
7/25-7/31 – Union County Fair – Marysville
7/25-7/31 – Clermont County Fair – Owensville
7/25-7/31 – Butler County Fair – Hamilton
7/25-7/31 – Shelby County Fair – Sidney

FLORIDA

7/22-7/24 – Hemingway Days – Key West
7/23-7/25 – Lake Placid Caladium Festival – Lake Placid
7/23-7/25 – Rolling Loud Miami – Miami – USUALLY IN MAY
7/24 – Soul Food Festival – Apopka
7/24 – Gyro and Brew Fest at St. Stefano’s – St. Petersburg
7/25 – Jacksonville Seafood Festival – Jacksonville
7/25 – Festival of St. James – Jacksonville

GEORGIA

7/23 – Brew at the Zoo III – Atlanta
7/24 – Christmas in July – Patterson
7/24 – Collins Summer Festival – Collins

ILLINOIS

7/22-7/24 – Warrensburg Corn Festival – Warrensburg
7/22-7/25 – Lincolnwood Fest – Lincolnwood
7/22-7/25 – Algonquin Founders’ Day Festival – Algonquin
7/22-7/25 – Blarney Island Blarney Gras – Antioch
7/23-7/24 – Findlay Walleye Festival – Findlay
7/23-7/24 – Effingham Artisan Fair – Effingham – USUALLY IN APRIL
7/23-7/24 – EffingHAM-JAM BBQ Cookoff – Effingham
7/23-7/25* – Lincoln Square Greekfest – Chicago – MOVED TO 10/1-10/3
7/23-7/25 – AlpineFest – Lake Zurich
7/23-7/25 – Farm Heritage Days – Greenville
7/23-7/25 – RidgeFest – Chicago Ridge
7/23-7/25 – Wicker Park Fest – Chicago
7/24-7/25 – Taste of Lincoln Avenue – Chicago
7/24-7/25 – Sleepy Creek Vineyards Art and Music Festival – Fairmount
7/24-7/25 – El Gran Festival Colombiano – Chicago
7/24-7/25 – Glencoe Festival of Art – Glencoe
7/25* – Bloody Mary Fest – Highwood – MOVED TO 9/19

INDIANA

7/19-7/24 – Circus City Festival II – Peru
7/20 – Hagerstown Flying Circus – Hagerstown
7/23-7/24 – Bright Community Festival – Bright
7/23-7/24 – Fort Wayne Pride Fest – Fort Wayne
7/23-7/25 – New Carlisle Hometown Days – New Carlisle
7/23-7/25 – Pierogi Fest – Whiting
7/23-7/25 – Bass Lake Festival – Bass Lake
7/24 – Valparaiso Wine Festival – Valparaiso
7/24 – Evansville WingFest – Evansville – USUALLY IN JANUARY
7/24 – Blackberry Festival – Fortville
7/24-7/25 – St. Martin Festival – Yorkville

KENTUCKY

7/23-7/24 – North Fork Music Festival – Hazard
7/24 – KY Christmas in July Gathering – Richmond
7/24 – Hops and Vine Craft Beer and Wine Festival – Richmond

MICHIGAN

7/19-7/25 – Michigan Brown Trout Festival II – Alpena
7/19-7/25 – Charlevoix Venetian Festival II – Charlevoix
7/21-7/24 – National Baby Food Festival – Fremont
7/21-7/24 – Baldwin Troutarama – Baldwin
7/21-7/25* – Blue Water Fest – Port Huron – MODIFIED 7/22-7/23
7/22-7/25 – Fraser Lions Carnival – Fraser
7/22-7/25 – Hot Air Jubilee – Jackson
7/22-7/25 – Antique-Tractor Engine and Craft Show – Walloon Lake
7/23-7/24 – Bay Harbor Arts Festival – Bay Harbor
7/23-7/24 – En Gedi Music Festival – Leonidas
7/23-7/24 – AuSable River Festival – Grayling
7/23-7/25 – Maawanj’iding Powwow – Baraga
7/23-7/25 – Arcadia Daze – Arcadia
7/23-7/25 – Dunesville Music Festival – Lake Ann
7/23-7/25 – Port Sanilac Summer Festival – Port Sanilac
7/23-7/25 – Roar on the River – Trenton
7/23-7/25 – Saginaw Chippewa Powwow – Mt. Pleasant
7/24 – Allen Area Community Day – Allen
7/24 – Car Capital Auto Show – Lansing
7/24 – Native American Festival – St. Ignace – USUALLY IN MAY
7/24 – Grace Christian Music Festival – Harrison Township
7/24-7/25 – Michigan Medieval Stroll – Lake Orion – USUALLY IN JUNE
7/24-7/25 – Orchard Lake Fine Art Show – West Bloomfield Township
7/24-7/25 – Mid-Michigan Renaissance Festival’s Enchanted Forest III – Vassar
7/24-7/25 – OutBack Art Fair – Marquette

NEW YORK

7/20 – Taste of Wayne County – Newark
7/22-7/25 – St. Christopher’s Feast – Baldwin
7/23-7/24 – Walworth Festival in the Park – Walworth
7/23-7/25 – Ellicottville Jazz and Blues Weekend – Ellicottville
7/23-7/25 – Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival – Syracuse
7/23-7/25 – Rock n Roll Camp Music Festival – Springville
7/24 – South Buffalo Porchfest – Buffalo – USUALLY IN JUNE
7/24 – ZugFest – Geneva
7/24 – Buffalo on Tap – Buffalo – USUALLY IN JULY
7/24 – Hilltap Festival – Ellicottville
7/24 – Original People POPUP II (formerly Indigenous Music and Arts Festival) – Victor
7/24-7/25 – Sterling Renaissance Festival III – Sterling
7/24-7/25 – Waterfront Art Festival – Webster
7/24-7/25 – Saint Stephen Serbfest – Lackawanna
7/24-7/25 – Fare and Ware Festival – Mount Morris
7/25 – Taste of Olean – Olean

PENNSYLVANIA

7/21-7/24 – Houtzdale Days – Houtzdale
7/21-7/25 – Discover Presque Isle Weekend – Erie
7/22-7/25 – Oil Heritage Festival – Oil City
7/22-7/25 – Butler Bikes and BBQ – Butler
7/23-7/25* – Picklesburgh – Pittsburgh – MOVED to 8/20-8/22
7/23-7/25* – UFO Festival – Kecksburg – CANCELED (VFD FEST NEXT WEEKEND)
7/24 – The Beer and Wine Fest at Seven Fields – Seven Fields
7/24 – WANDerful Wizarding Weekend – Volant
7/25 – Concordia Summer Festival – Cabot
7/25 – Bikes, Beer and BBQ Fest – Pittsburgh
7/25 – Vandergrift Arts Festival – Vandergrift

TENNESSEE

7/19-7/24 – Fun Fest II – Kingsport
7/22 – July Night Market – Cookeville
7/23-7/24 – Bluegrass Along the Harpeth Fiddlers Jamboree – Franklin
7/23-7/24 – Greenbrier Mountain Festival – Pittman Center
7/23-7/24 – Grainger County Tomato Festival – Rutledge
7/24 – Jefferson Street Jazz and Blues Festival – Nashville
7/24-7/25 – Mountain Market for Arts and Crafts – Monteagle

WEST VIRGINIA

7/22-7/25 – Williamson Dirt Days (with Pepperoni Roll Festival) – Williamson
7/23-7/25 – Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival – Wheeling
7/24 – Augusta Festival – Elkins
7/24 – Ridenour Regatta – Nitro
7/25 – St. Joseph the Worker Block Party – Weirton

WISCONSIN

7/20 – Eau Claire Downtown Hoedown – Eau Claire
7/22 – A Taste of Germantown – Germantown
7/22-7/25 – Waunafest – Waunakee
7/22-7/25 – Sovereign State Days – Winneconne
7/22-7/25 – The Great Folle Avoine Fur Trade Rendezvous – Danbury
7/23 – New London Wine and Beer Outdoor Tasting – New London
7/23-7/24 – La Crosse Storytelling Festival – La Crosse
7/23-7/24 – Armstrong Creek Polish Heritage Days – Armstrong Creek
7/23-7/25 – Union Thresheree – Symco
7/23-7/25 – Holland Fest – Cedar Grove
7/23-7/25 – Lionsfest (South Milwaukee Heritage Days) – South Milwaukee
7/23-7/25 – UFO Days – Elmwood
7/23-7/25 – One Fest – Chippewa Falls
7/23-7/25 – Rumblefest Auto Show – Medford
7/23-7/25 – Two Rivers Snowfest – Two Rivers
7/23-7/25 – Brownstone Block Party – Washburn
7/24 – River Bluff Daze Festival – Ferrysville
7/24 – Hometown Festival Art and Craft Fair (Hometown Festival Week) – Platteville
7/24 – Art Fair on the Green – La Crosse
7/24 – Hartland Party in the Park – Hartland
7/24 – Kentuck Day Festival – Crandon
7/24 – Karner Blue Butterfly Festival – Black River Falls
7/24 – AtwoodFest – Madison
7/24-7/25 – Chateau St. Croix Winery Jazz Festival – St. Croix Falls
7/24-7/25 – Iron River Lions Blueberry Festival – Iron River
7/24-7/25 – Roma Lodge Italian Festival – Racine
7/24-7/25 – Williams Bay Fine Art and Fine Craft Fest – Williams Bay
7/24-7/25 – Bristol Renaissance Faire III – Kenosha

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Festival Schedule Pages

Florida

Miami | Tallahassee/Florida Panhandle | Tampa

Georgia

Atlanta

Illinois

Chicago

Indiana

Indianapolis

Kentucky

Lexington | Louisville

Michigan

Detroit | Upper Peninsula

New York

Buffalo | Rochester-Syracuse

Ohio

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

Ohio Fairs and Shows

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh

Tennessee

Knoxville | Memphis | Nashville

West Virginia

Charleston

Wisconsin

Eau Claire | Madison | Milwaukee

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