Upcoming Festivals: February 2018

Welcome back, Festival Fans!

We are now into February and, while the festival numbers are starting to build, I thought I would do one more monthly post before going back to weekly updates.

Below, I’ve broken the festivals out by weekend to help you plan ahead.  I’ve also done this with the map.

To see the map listings by weekend, click on the arrow box found on the left of the “Festivals in February 2018” title. A panel will reveal itself with each of the weekends.  Simply uncheck any weekends that you don’t wish to see and click the box again to make the panel disappear.

Write me, if you have any questions.

 

Concerning this month’s festivals, there are some great ones out there.

In Ohio, along with some chocolate, donut and sweet treat festivals (some are already sold out – sorry), you’ll really want to check out the Ice-A-Fair in Vermilion, the Cleveland Kurentovanje Winter Festival, and the increasingly popular Brite Winter (Cleveland).

There are also a few Ohio festivals I haven’t been to but would love to attend, including the Burning Snowman Fest in Port Clinton, Winterfest in Bowling Green, and BeatleFest in Kent.

 

In other states, while Indiana and Pennsylvania have a decent amount of winter festivals, Michigan takes the lead this month with an impressive number of festivals celebrating winter, snow, ice and more.  These festivals include the North American Snow Festival (Cadillac), the Snowmobile Festival (Gaylord), the Michigan Nordic Fire Festival (Charlotte), and Sledfest (Johannesburg).

 

But take a look at all the festivals because you don’t know what you could find.  There’s a Pirate Festival in Kentucky this month, a soda pop festival in Indiana, Pennsylvania’s world famous Groundhog Day Weekend Celebration and a pre-Lenten burning of Old Man Winter in a West Virginian festival called Fasnacht.

Get out there, explore and have a wonderful and safe February!

Love, Peace and Festive Festival Grease!

Kristian

 

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Festivals and Shows

February 2018

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Festival Reviews – Listed by City

Here are the reviews for some upcoming festivals that I have visited.

2/24 – Brite WinterClevelandMy Review

2/10 – Cleveland Kurentovanje Winter FestivalMy Review

2/10 – Donut FestClevelandMy Review

2/17 – Winter Blues FestivalFindlayMy Review

2/16-2/19 – Medina Ice FestivalMy Review

2/3 – Ice-A-FairVermilionMy Review

 

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Ohio Festivals

2/2-2/3 – Winter Werk Out Music and Arts Festival – Columbus
2/2-2/3 – Cincy Winter Beerfest – Cincinnati – Blogger Review
2/2-2/3 – Winter Blues and Heritage Festival – Cincinnati
2/3 – Winterfest – Geneva
2/3 – Ice-A-Fair – Vermilion – My Review
2/3 – Sweet Treats Dessert Festival – Columbus
2/3-2/4* – Artic Ice Festival – Sandusky – My Review – DISCONTINUED

2/9-2/11 – Winterfest – Bowling Green
2/10 – Donut Fest – Cleveland – My Review
2/10 – Chocolate Extravaganza – Coshocton
2/10 – Chocolate Lovers’ Fest – Genoa
2/10 – Cleveland Kurentovanje Winter FestivalMy Review
2/10-2/11 – Jungle Jim’s Big Cheese Festival – Fairfield
2/10-2/11 – Perrysburg Winterfest

2/16 – Worthington KidsFest
2/16-2/19 – Medina Ice FestivalMy Review
2/17 – Mac N Cheese Throwdown – Cleveland
2/17 – Winter Blues Festival – Findlay – My Review

2/23 – BeatleFest – Kent
2/24 – Burning Snowman Fest – Port Clinton
2/24 – Brite Winter – Cleveland – My Review
2/24 – Blues, Brews and Stews Winterfest – Greenfield
2/24 – Lake Erie Folk Fest – Euclid

 

 

Ohio Fairs and Shows

2/2-2/11 – The Great Big Home + Garden Show – Cleveland
2/3-2/4 – Living History Trade Fair – Fremont
2/4 – Cin City Reptile Show – Fairfield
2/4 – Medina Railroad & Toy Show

2/7-2/11 – Cincinnati Auto Expo
2/10 – Animarathon – Bowling Green
2/10 – Zipcon – Akron
2/10 – Cleveland Bazaar Valentine
2/10-2/11 – Easyriders Bike Show – Columbus
2/10-2/11 – My Stormy Valentine Cat Show – Maumee
2/10-2/11 – Olde Stark Antique Faire – Canton
2/11 – Cars & Parts Swap Meet and Car Show – Springfield
2/11 – Annual Columbus Bottle Show

2/16-2/18 – Cleveland Golf Show
2/16-2/18 – House & Home Show – Toledo
2/17-2/18 – Honoring Our Native Heritage Powwow – Lima
2/17-2/18 – Oddmall – Expedition Elsewhere – Canton
2/17-2/25 – The Columbus Dispatch Home & Garden Show – Columbus
2/18 – All Cleveland Reptile Show & Sale – Brook Park

2/23-2/25 – Miami County Home & Garden Show – Troy
2/23-3/4 – Cleveland Auto Show
2/24-2/25 – Cincinnati Home & Garden Show
2/24-2/25 – Cabin Fever Art, Craft and Marketplace – Maumee
2/25 – Doll and Bear Show and Sale – Strongsville

Indiana Festivals

2/3 – Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest – Indianapolis
2/4 – Return of the Mac: Macaroni and Cheese Festival – Indianapolis

2/9-2/10 – St. Demetrios A Taste of Greece – Hammond
2/10 – Fizz Fest – Fort Wayne

2/17 – Shelf Ice Brewfest – Michigan City
2/17 – NWI Food Truck Indoor Fest – Crown Point
2/17 – Weather the Fort – Fort Wayne
2/17 – “Frigid Digits” Winter Beer Fest – Indianapolis

2/24 – ‘Savor Lebanon’ Craft Beer, Wine and Food Festival -Lebanon
2/24-3/4 (weekends) – Maple Syrup Festival – Salem

 

 

Kentucky Festivals

2/3 – Kentucky Pirate Festival – Louisville

2/10 – Barrel Fest – Lexington

Michigan Festivals

2/1-2/3 – North American Snow Festival – Cadillac
2/2-2/3 – Gaylord Alpenfrost
2/2-2/4 – Perchville USA – East Tawas
2/2-2/4 – Ice Breaker Festival – South Haven
2/2-2/4 – Magical Ice Fest – St. Joseph
2/3 – Sledfest – Johannesburg

2/9-2/11 – Utica Ice Festival
2/10 – Winter Microbrew and Music Festival – Mancelona

2/14-2/18 – Michigan Ice Festival – Munising
2/15-2/18 – Snowsfest – Cedarville
2/15-2/18 – Frostbite Winter Festival – Harrison
2/16-2/17 – Higgins Lake Roscommon Chamber of Commerce Winterfest – Roscommon
2/16-2/18 – Shanty Days – Caseville
2/17 – Saginaw Winter Brew Festival
2/17 – Frostbite Saturday and Chili Crawl – Manistee
2/17-2/18 – Aqua Freeze Festival – St. Clair Shores

2/23-2/24 – Winter Beer Festival – Comstock Park
2/23-2/24 – Snowmobile Festival – Gaylord
2/23-2/25 – Michigan Nordic Fire Festival – Charlotte
2/24 – Lake Millecoquins Winter Carnival – Engadine

Pennsylvania Festivals

2/1-2/3 – Groundhog Day Weekend Celebration – Punxsutawney
2/3 – Groundhog Wine Trail Festival – Clearfield
2/3 – Franklin on Ice

2/23-2/25 – Oil Country Bluegrass Festival – Oil City
2/23-2/24 – Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest
2/24 – Winter Ice House Park Festival – Conneaut Lake

West Virginia Festivals

2/9 – Wild and Wonderful Winter Beer Fest – Huntington>
2/10 – Cabin Fever Craft Beer Fest – Morgantown

2/25 – Fasnacht – Helvetia

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Where to find the festivals this weekend.

Can’t see map? Go to the main post by clicking HERE.

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Festival Schedule Pages

Indiana

Kentucky

Michigan

Ohio

Ohio Fairs and Shows

Pennsylvania

West Virginia

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