Upcoming Festival Weekend: March 15-18, 2018

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, Festival Fans!

St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, making it easier for everyone to make it to a nearby Irish celebration without having to call off work.  I’m sure there will be plenty of corned beef, bagpipes, Guinness and Irish accent attempts galore (mine isn’t half bad after a pint or two).

And while I do have some Irish themed festivals listed for this weekend, I don’t have all the celebrations listed as I want to keep the list strictly for festivals.

But, if you do want to see where there are Irish festivals going on, look to the map below for green icons.  And if you don’t see a green icon near you, just Google the events of the closest big city – it’s likely there will be some form of a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

For those looking for non-Irish festivals this weekend, there are some maple syrup festivals, an Art festival (Hillsboro), and a Buzzard festival that celebrates the return of turkey vultures to Hinckley, Ohio – a phenomenon that occurs every year on March 15 (the festival is Sunday, May 18th).

There are also some Auto shows, craft shows, expos galore (deer, turkey, beef, rust) and a comic show.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and please be safe out there.

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!



Festivals and Shows

March 15-18, 2018


Festival Reviews – Listed by City

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


3/18 – Buzzard SundayHinckleyMy Review

Ohio Festivals

3/3-3/17 (Saturdays) – Ice Wine Festival – Madison
3/15 – KidsLinked KidsFest – New Albany
3/17 – Cabin Fever Arts Festival – Hillsboro
3/17-3/18 – Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast – Bath
3/18 – Buzzard Sunday – Hinckley – My Review

Ohio Fairs and Shows

3/15-3/18 – Columbus International Auto Show
3/16-3/18 – Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama – Cleveland
3/16-3/18 – Ohio Deer & Turkey Expo – Columbus
3/16-3/18 – Ohio Beef Expo – Columbus
3/17 – Toledo Collectors’ Toy and Model Fair – Sylvania
3/17-3/18 – Ruffles of Rust Expo – Hamilton
3/17-3/18 – West Central Ohio Poultry Club Poultry Show – Lima
3/17-3/18 – Railfest Train Show – Kirtland
3/18 – Spring Craftin’ Outlaws Alternative Craft Fair – Columbus
3/18 – Cleveland Comic, Card and Nostalgia Show – Westlake

Indiana Festivals

No festivals this weekend.

Kentucky Festivals

3/16-3/18 – Cumberland Falls Festival – Corbin
3/17 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival – Lexington

Michigan Festivals

3/14-3/18 – Clare Irish Festival
3/16-3/17 – St. Pat’s Day Celebration – Grand Ledge
3/17 – Maple Syrup Festival – Lansing

Pennsylvania Festivals

3/16-3/17 – Clarion River Jam Bluegrass Festival – Clarion
3/17-3/18 – Midland 4th of July St. Patrick’s Day Wing Bash
3/17-3/18 – Pennsylvania Maple Festival – Meyersdale

West Virginia Festivals

3/15 – Ides of March ShakesBEER Festival – Fairmont
3/17 – Irish Spring Festival – Ireland
3/17-3/18 – Maple Syrup Festival – Pickens


Where to find the festivals this weekend.

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


Festival Schedule Pages





Ohio Fairs and Shows


West Virginia