Upcoming Festival Weekend: Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, 2017

 

Fall festivals are here!

Even though the number of festivals has decreased, there are still some important and great festivals to check out this weekend.  We are now in fall festival season, filled with farm festivals, backwood festivals with 19th century craftsmen and artists, tons of apple butter, plenty of pumpkins…

…and even a Roadkill Cook-Off in West Virginia.

Seriously!  Check it out https://www.facebook.com/roadkillcookoff

And there are still a good number of festivals with over 30 in Ohio and over 80 in the surrounding states.

As always, use the map below to know the cities where there are festivals and then find the festival in the Schedule Listing, keeping in mind a city may have more than one festival.

Some big recommendations of attended festivals include…

Ohio Swiss Festival (Sugarcreek) – tons of cheese, touches of Swiss and Amish culture and more…

Country Applefest (Lebanon) – I haven’t been there since they moved, but I remember it being a big event!…

Prairie Peddler Festival (Butler) – a festival in the woods with an apple fritter booth that is not-to-miss…

Old West Festival (Mt. Orab/Williamsburg) – Old West fun and entertainment.  Pay to have a friend arrested and sent to festival jail…

…and the Ohio Renaissance Festival (Waynesville) – turkey leg, sire?

Concerning festivals I would like to visit this weekend, I’m really curious about the Norton Cider Festival, the Delta Apple Dumpling Festival, John R. Simon’s Sorghum Festival in West Portsmouth, and the Columbus CoffeeFest.

And for out of state festivals this weekend, I would make some time for…

Indiana: Lawrenceburg Fall Fest, Feast of the Hunters’ Moon (West Lafayette)
Kentucky: Daniel Boone Festival (Barbourville), nulu Fest (Louisville)
Michigan: Made in Michigan Festival (Allen Park), Black Bear Festival (Curran)
Pennsylvania: Ebensburg PotatoFest
West Virginia: Autumn Harvest Festival and WV Roadkill Cook-Off (Marlinton)I almost went to be a judge.  Next year!

Have a great weekend, everyone, and feel free to write to me if you have any questions.

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Kristian

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Festivals and Shows

September 28 – October 1, 2017

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Festival Reviews – Listed by City

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

 

9/23-10/29 (weekends) – Fall Harvest Weekends – Berlin HeightsMy Review

9/23-10/1 (weekends) – Prairie Peddler Festival – ButlerMy Review

9/30 – Country Applefest – LebanonMy Review

9/9-10/15 (weekends) – Old West Festival – Mt. Orab/Williamsburg – My Review

9/29 – Apple Dumpling Festival – ShreveMy Review

9/29-9/30 – Ohio Swiss Festival – SugarcreekMy Review

9/2-10/29 (weekends) – Ohio Renaissance Festival – WaynesvilleMy Review

9/23-10/29 (weekends) – Fall Festival Weekends – WoosterMy Review

9/29-9/30 – Woosterfest – My Review

 

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Ohio Festivals

9/2-10/29 (weekends) – Ohio Renaissance Festival – Waynesville – My Review
9/9-10/15 (weekends) – Old West Festival – Mt. Orab/Williamsburg – My Review
9/16-10/31 (Food weekends) – Nickajack Farms Fall Festival – North Lawrence
9/23-10/1 (weekends) – Prairie Peddler Festival – Butler – My Review
9/23-10/7 (Saturdays) – Apple Festival Days – Rittman
9/23-10/8 (weekends) – Reformation Renaissance Faire – Plain City
9/23-10/29 (weekends) – Old West Pumpkin Fest – Columbia Station
9/23-10/29 (weekends) – Fall Festival Weekends – Wooster- My Review
9/23-10/29 (weekends) – Red Wagon Farm Pumpkin Fest – Columbia Station
9/23-10/29 (weekends) – Fall Harvest Weekends – Berlin Heights – My Review
9/29 – Apple Dumpling Festival – Shreve – My Review
9/29-9/30 – Woosterfest My Review
9/29-9/30 – Oktoberfest – Wilmington
9/29-9/30 – Ohio Swiss Festival – Sugarcreek – My Review
9/29-9/30 – The North Market Festival for Good – Columbus
9/29-10/1 – Norton Cider Festival
9/29-10/1 – Minster Oktoberfest
9/29-10/1 – Heritage of Flight Festival and Parade – New Carlisle
9/30 – Oktoberfest at the Mill – Loudonville
9/30 – Kent Creativity Festival
9/30 – Adams County Heritage Day – Tranquility
9/30 – Applefest – Marion
9/30 – Brooklyn Fall Festival
9/30 – Blues and BBQ Festival – Marion
9/30 – Ohio River Wine Festival – Ironton
9/30 – Country Applefest – Lebanon – My Review
9/30 – BARK-Tober Fest – Franklin
9/30 – Delta Apple Dumpling Festival
9/30 – Harvestfest – Kelleys Island
9/30 – Rockin’ the Rivers Music and Rib Fest – Defiance
9/30* – Blanchester Fall “Kick-Off” Festival – DISCONTINUED
9/30-10/1* – Caraway’s Fall Pumpkin Days – Blue Creek – DISCONTINUED
9/30-10/1 – Columbus CoffeeFest
9/30-10/1 – Huber Heights Family Fallfest
9/30-10/1 – John R. Simon’s Sorghum Festival – West Portsmouth
9/30-10/1 – Harvest Festival – Stow
10/1 – North Auburn Harvest Festival – Tiro
10/1 – Boardman Rotary Oktoberfestival

 

Ohio Fairs and Shows

9/25-9/30 – Brown County Fair – Georgetown
9/28-10/1 – Barlow Fair
9/29-10/5 – Coshocton County Fair – Coshocton
9/30 – Firelands Model Train and Toy Show – Mansfield
9/30 – Fall into Autumn – North Ridgeville
9/30 – Fall Market on the Ridge – North Ridgeville

Indiana Festivals

9/23-9/30 – Mitchell Persimmon Festival
9/27-10/1 – Versailles Pumpkin Show
9/28-9/30 – Lawrenceburg Fall Fest
9/28-10/1 – Lotus World Music and Arts Festival – Bloomington
9/29-9/30 – Daleville AutumnFest
9/29-9/30 – Borden Valley Days Festival – Borden
9/29-9/30 – Old Eckerty Days
9/29-9/30 – St. Thomas More Applefest – Mooresville
9/29-9/30 – The Holy Name Oktoberfest – Beech Grove
9/29-10/1 – Westville Pumpkin Festival
9/29-10/1 – Kewanna Fall Festival
9/29-10/1 – Fall Old Court Days – Madison
9/29-10/1 – Newport Antique Auto Hill Climb
9/30 – Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival – Noblesville
9/30* – Heartbeat of Washington Fall Festival – Washington – CANCELED and DISCONTINUED
9/30 – Apple Festival – Covington
9/30 – Valpo Brewfest – Valparaiso
9/30 – Historic Depot District Oktoberfest Celebration – Richmond
9/30 – Starry Night Festival – West Lafayette
9/30 – OktoberFest – Rensselaer
9/30 – Avon Community Heritage Festival
9/30-10/1 – Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art – Madison
9/30-10/1 – Harvest Celebration Festival – Madison
9/30-10/1 – Apple Festival and Craft Fair – Mooresville
9/30-10/1 – Feast of the Hunters’ Moon – West Lafayette
9/30-10/1 – Hoosier Fall Festival – Knightstown
9/30-10/31 – Pumpkin Harvest Festival – Noblesville

Kentucky Festivals

9/16-10/31 (weekends) – Harvest Festival – Georgetown
9/27-9/30 – Clarkson Honeyfest
9/28-9/30 – Carroll County Tobacco Festival – Carrollton
9/28-9/30 – Barbecue on the River – Paducah
9/29-9/30 – Lebanon Junction Wall Street Festival – Lebanon Junction
9/29-9/30 – Cave Run Storytelling Festival – Morehead
9/29-9/30 – Indian Summer Folk Arts Fest – Jenkins
9/29-10/1 – Sorghum Festival – Springfield
9/29-10/1 – Muldraugh Down Home Days
9/29-10/1 – Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival – Middlesboro
9/29-10/1 – ScareFest – Lexington
9/30 – Seven Springs Sorghum Festival – Sulphur Well
9/30 – nulu Fest – Louisville
9/30 – Hope Over Jessamine Fall Fest – Nicholasville
9/30 – St. Francis of Assisi Fall Festival – Louisville
9/30 – Bowling Green International Festival
9/30-10/1 – Louder than Life Festival – Louisville
10/1-10/7 – Daniel Boone Festival – Barbourville

Michigan Festivals

8/19-10/1 (Weekends and Labor Day) – Michigan Renaissance Festival – Holly
9/28-10/1 – Four Flags Area Apple Festival – Niles
9/28-10/1 – Pumpkinfest – Bessemer
9/29-9/30 – Old Town Oktoberfest – Lansing
9/29-9/30 – Oktoberfest West Michigan – Grand Rapids
9/29-9/30 – Made in Michigan Festival – Allen Park
9/29-9/30 – Octoberfest Music and Craft Beer Festival – Ludington
9/30 – Boyne City Harvest Festival
9/30 – Acme Fall Festival – Williamsburg
9/30 – Pints in the Park – Quincy
9/30 – Oktoberfest – Curtis
9/30 – Black Bear Festival – Curran
9/30 – Harvest Festival and Scarecrow Extravaganza – Bellaire
9/30-10/1 – Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool Festival – West Branch
9/30-10/1 – Scarecrow Festival – Trenton
9/30-10/1 – Pumpkin Festival – Caseville
10/1 – Taste of Clarkston

Pennsylvania Festivals

9/30 – Rural Valley Pumpkin Fest – Rural Valley
9/30 – Fall Festival Flickerwood – Kane
9/30 – Dunbar Community Fest
9/30 – Ebensburg PotatoFest
9/30 – Monessen Fall Festival
9/30 – Downtown Indiana Oktoberfest
9/30 – Bridgewater Pumpkinfest
9/30 – Galeton Fall Festival
9/30-10/1 – Cecil Township Fall Festival
9/30-10/8 (Various Events) – Autumn Leaf Festival – Clarion
9/30-10/22 (Weekends) – Autumnfest – Seven Springs
10/1 – Apple Cider Festival – Patton

West Virginia Festivals

9/28-9/30 – Chapmanville Apple Butter Festival
9/28-9/30 – West Virginia Molasses Festival – Arnoldsburg
9/29-9/30 – Autumn Harvest Festival and WV RoadKill Cook-Off – Marlinton
9/29-10/1 – Buckwheat Festival – Kingwood
9/30 – Big Coal River Heritage Day – Racine
9/30 – Princeton Autumnfest
9/30 – Oktoberfest in the Park – Bluefield
9/30-10/1 – Apple Harvest Festival – Burlington
9/30-10/8 – Mountain State Forest Festival – Elkins

 

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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 (All)
NW OH/NE OH/Columbus Area/SW OH/SE OH

Ohio Fairs and Shows

Pennsylvania

West Virginia

Festival Schedule Pages by Category (all states)

Art Festivals

Beer/Wine Festivals

Cultural/Ethnic Festivals

Food Festivals

Music Festivals

Uniquely Themed Festivals

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