Upcoming Festival Weekend: September 21-24, 2017

 

One of the last big weekends, Festival fans!

This is one of the last huge festival weekends in Ohio (there will still be a lot of festivals, just significantly less) with over 80 festivals! Surrounding the state, there will be nearly 40 in Indiana, over 20 in Michigan,and over 20 in Kentucky, 20 in Western PA and over 10 in West Virginia.

Again, the map below has festivals all over and many cities have more than one, so be sure to go through the Schedule Listings completely.

Concerning this weekend’s festivals, I have over 20 festival reviews below. Please take advantage of them and read them before attending. You never know if there will be an important tip about parking, food or shopping.

Some big recommendations of attended festivals include…

Woollybear Festival (Vermilion) – a fun small-town festival with a ton of people…and woollybears!…

Geneva Grape Jamboree  – grape juice, grape pie, grape ice cream and more…

 Columbus Oktoberfest – all your German foods, merchandise and fun…

Ohio City Street Festival (Cleveland) – great food vendors, music, activities and local organizations…

Ingenuityfest (Cleveland) – art and music in an interesting setting…

Barberton Mum Fest – a beautiful mum display, craft vendors and more…

Barnesville Pumpkin Festival – tons of pumpkin things – just be sure to explore…

…and the Union County Covered Bridge Bluegrass Festival (North Lewisburg) – bluegrass music at a beautiful setting.

Concerning festivals I would like to visit this weekend, I’m sure a lot of people will have their eyes on the new Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival in Macedonia (hopefully the festival is ready for the potential crowds).  Other festivals that may be of interest include the Simon Kenton Chili Festival of Urbana, Music on the Porches in Peninsula, Roche de Boeuf Festival in Waterville and the Luckey Fall Festival.

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

Indiana: James Dean Festival (Fairmont), Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival (Huntington)
Kentucky: World Chicken Festival (London), Louisville Irish Fest
Michigan: Elk Festival (Atlanta), Paul Bunyan Days (Oscoda)
Pennsylvania: Central Pennsylvania Ragtime and American Music Festival (Rockhill Furnace)
West Virginia: Aunt Jennie’s Music Festival (Logan)

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 21-24, 2017

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Over 20 Reviews – Listed by City

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

9/21-9/23 – Greek Festival – AkronMy Review

9/23-9/24 – Barberton Mum Fest – My Review

9/21-9/24 – Barnesville Pumpkin Festival – My Review

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

9/23-9/24 – Johnny Appleseed Festival – BrunswickMy Review

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

9/9-9/24 (weekends) – Yankee Peddler Festival – Canal FultonMy Review

9/22-9/24 – Ingenuityfest – ClevelandMy Review

9/24 – Ohio City Street Festival – ClevelandMy Review

9/22-9/24 – Columbus Oktoberfest – My Review

9/22-9/23 – Fort Loramie German Heritage Days – My Review

9/23-9/24 – Geneva Grape Jamboree – My Review

9/23-9/24 – Germantown Pretzel Festival – My Review

9/23-9/24 – Prairie Days – GreenvilleMy Review

9/19-9/23 – Jackson Apple Festival – My Review

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

9/22-9/23 – New Bremen Pumpkinfest– My Review

9/23-9/24 – Union County Covered Bridge Bluegrass Festival – North LewisburgMy Review

9/22-9/24 – North Coast Oktoberfest – SanduskyMy Review

9/20-9/23 – Seaman Fall Festival – My Review

9/22-9/24 – Tipp City Mum Festival – My Review

9/24 – Woollybear Festival – VermilionMy Review

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

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

9/23 – Old Worthington Market Day – WorthingtonMy Review

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Ohio Festivals

9/2-10/29 (weekends) – Ohio Renaissance Festival – Waynesville – My Review
9/9-9/24 (weekends) – Yankee Peddler Festival – Canal Fulton – 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
9/19-9/23 – Jackson Apple FestivalMy Review
9/20-9/23 – Utica Homecoming Fall Festival
9/20-9/23 – Seaman Fall FestivalMy Review
9/21 – Oktoberfest – Canton
9/21-9/23 – Resonance Music and Arts Festival – Thornville
9/21-9/23 – Greek Festival – Akron – My Review
9/21-9/24 – Brimfest – Brimfield
9/21-9/24 – Barnesville Pumpkin FestivalMy Review
9/22 – CFTA Street Food Festival – Cincinnati
9/22-9/23 – Fort Loramie German Heritage DaysMy Review
9/22-9/23 – The Longaberger Homestead Heritage Days – Frazeysburg
9/22-9/23 – St. Boniface Oktoberfest – Piqua
9/22-9/23 – New Bremen PumpkinfestMy Review
9/22-9/24 – Armenian Food Festival – Richmond Heights
9/22-9/24 – Family Forest Fest Ohio – Franklin
9/22-9/24 – Fall Festival – Indian Lake
9/22-9/24 – North Coast Oktoberfest – Sandusky – My Review
9/22-9/24 – Continental Fall Festival
9/22-9/24 – Ingenuityfest – Cleveland – My Review
9/22-9/24 – Lordstown Apple Cider Festival
9/22-9/24 – Old Timers Days – Xenia
9/22-9/24 – Tipp City Mum Festival My Review
9/22-9/24 – Sebring Harvest Festival
9/22-9/24 – New Paris Applefest
9/22-9/24 – Luckey Fall Festival
9/22-9/24 – Red’s Memorial Music Reunion – Grafton
9/22-9/24 – Columbus OktoberfestMy Review
9/23 – Route 40 Festival – Hebron
9/23 – ArtFest at the University of Mount Union – Alliance
9/23 – Fall Festival – Lancaster
9/23 – Main Street Kent Oktoberfest – Kent
9/23 – Hops & Vines Fest – Gahanna
9/23 – St. Ann Oktoberfest – Hamilton
9/23 – Minerva Oktoberfest
9/23 – Garlic Fest – Huron
9/23 – Zion Lutheran Church Oktoberfest – Hamilton
9/23 – Simon Kenton Chili Festival of Urbana
9/23 – CultureFest – Springfield
9/23 – Old Worthington Market Day – Worthington – My Review
9/23 – Music on the Porches – Peninsula
9/23 – Fall Festival at Lehman’s – Kidron
9/23 – Soul Shine Blues Festival – Bascom
9/23* – Clintonville Arts and Music Festival – Columbus – CANCELED and DISCONTINUED
9/23 – Oktoberfest – Findlay
9/23 – Fall Arts and Crafts Festival – Hartville
9/23 – Convoy Community Days
9/23 – Fostoria Rail Festival
9/23 – Bluffton Fall Festival
9/23 – Roche de Boeuf Festival – Waterville
9/23-9/24 – St. Jude Oktoberfest – Cincinnati
9/23-9/24 – Aullwood Apple Fest – Dayton
9/23-9/24 – Oktoberfest – Dayton
9/23-9/24 – Harvest Festival at Historical Village – Strongsville
9/23-9/24 – Sims Fall Festival – Amanda
9/23-9/24 – MidPoint Music Festival – Cincinnati
9/23-9/24 – Wool Jamboree and Antique Tractor Show – Kirtland
9/23-9/24 – Johnny Appleseed Festival – Brunswick – My Review
9/23-9/24 – Heritage Days Festival – South Charleston
9/23-9/24 – Union County Covered Bridge Bluegrass Festival – North Lewisburg – My Review
9/23-9/24 – St. Vincent Ferrer Festival – Cincinnati
9/23-9/24 – Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival – Macedonia
9/23-9/24 – Ohio Heritage Days Festival – Lucas
9/23-9/24 – Germantown Pretzel FestivalMy Review
9/23-9/24 – Barberton Mum FestMy Review
9/23-9/24 – Prairie Days – Greenville – My Review
9/23-9/24 – Geneva Grape JamboreeMy Review
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
9/24 – Taste of Hubbard
9/24 – Sharonville Arts and Crafts Festival
9/24 – Festa Gervasi! Grape Harvest Festival – Canton
9/24 – Fall Fest at Bremecs – Chesterland
9/24 – FallFest: 18th Century Festival – Brecksville
9/24 – Woollybear Festival – Vermilion – My Review
9/24 – Ohio City Street Festival – Cleveland – My Review

 

Ohio Fairs and Shows

9/16-9/23 – Delaware County Fair
9/17-9/23 – Ashland County Fair – Ashland
9/18-9/24 – Tuscarawas County Fair – Dover
9/22-9/24 – GemStreet USA – Cleveland
9/22-9/24 – Tri State Palomino Horse Show – Lima
9/22-9/24 – Cincinnati Comic Expo
9/22-9/24 – Pataskala Antique Power Show
9/23 – Canfield Train and Toy Show
9/23 – Talawanda Middle School Craft and Antique Show – Oxford
9/23 – Craft and Food Fair – Zanesville
9/23-9/24 – Stockers and Streeters On the Bricks Car Show – Minerva
9/23-9/24 – Great Conjunction Expo and Psychic Fair – Boardman
9/23-9/24 – Akron Area Gun Show – Tallmadge
9/23-9/24 – Athens County Antique Machinery Show – Athens
9/23-9/24 – Lucasville Trade Days
9/23-9/24 – Pyramid Hill Art Fair – Hamilton

Indiana Festivals

9/19-9/23 – Bluffton Free Street Fair
9/20-9/23 – Uncle Pen Days Festival – Bean Blossom
9/20-9/23 – Sullivan County Rotary Corn Festival – Sullivan
9/21-9/23 – Monroe County Fall Festival – Ellettsville
9/21-9/24 – James Dean Festival – Fairmont
9/21-9/24 – Huntington Herbstfest
9/22-9/23 – Fishers Oktoberfest
9/22-9/23 – Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi’s Fall Festival – Greenwood
9/22-9/23 – Gaither Fall Festival – Alexandria
9/22-9/24 – Hope Heritage Days – Hope
9/22-9/24 – St. John Oktoberfest – St. John
9/22-9/24 – Festival of the Turning Leaves – Thorntown
9/22-9/24 – Falloween Fest – Walkerton
9/22-9/24 – Autumn Music Festival – Eckerty
9/22-9/24 – Milltown Community Days
9/22-9/24 – Cory Apple Festival
9/22-9/24 – Wanatah Scarecrow Festival
9/23 – Quaker Day Craft & Community Festival – Plainfield
9/23* – Whitetail Tree Farm Pumpkin Fest – Springport – CANCELED and DISCONTINUED
9/23* – New Albany Indie Fest – CANCELED and DISCONTINUED
9/23 – Hooked on Art Festival – Chesterton
9/23 – Burnettsville Community Day
9/23 – Angola Civil War Days
9/23 – Haynie’s Corner Art Festival – Evansville
9/23 – Bricktoberfest – Osgood
9/23 – Brewfest – Evansville
9/23* – Nineveh Heritage Festival – CANCELED and DISCONTINUED
9/23 – BucCornEar Festival – Helmsburg
9/23 – Bargersville Fall Festival
9/23 – Noblesville Brewfest
9/23 – Hopwood’s Great Grape Stomp – Zionsville
9/23-9/24 – Carmel International Arts Festival
9/23-9/24 – Clayshire Castle Medieval Faire – Bowling Green
9/23-9/24 – Kiwanis Apple Festival – Batesville
9/23-9/24 – New Earth Festival – Atlanta
9/23-9/24 – Jay County Heritage Festival – Portland
9/23-9/24 – Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival – Huntington
9/23-9/30 – Mitchell Persimmon Festival
9/24 – Art on the Wabash – West Lafayette

Kentucky Festivals

9/16-10/31 (weekends) – Harvest Festival – Georgetown
9/21-9/23 – Mountain Heritage Festival – Whitesburg
9/21-9/23 – Casey County Apple Festival – Liberty
9/21-9/23 – Bluegrass Festival – Vine Grove
9/21-9/24 – World Chicken Festival – London
9/22* – Louisville Brewfest – CANCELED
9/22-9/23 – Cave City Proud Days
9/22-9/24 – Marion County Country Ham Days – Lebanon
9/22-9/24 – Hatfield McCoy Heritage Days – Pikeville
9/22-9/24 – Morgan County Sorghum Festival – West Liberty
9/22-9/24 – Anderson County Burgoo Festival – Lawrenceburg
9/23 – Oak Grove Butterfly Festival
9/23 – Central Kentucky Crafts Festival – Owenton
9/23 – Kirksville Day – Richmond
9/23 – Paducah Dragon Boat Festival
9/23 – Jane’s Saddlebag Craft Beer & Bourbon Festival – Union
9/23* – Merchants and Music Festival – Fort Thomas
9/23 – Toast to Kentucky Wine Festival – Elizabethtown
9/23-9/24 – Ole’ Cider Days – Utica
9/23-9/24 – Owensboro Air Show
9/23-9/24 – Ole’ Cider Days – Versailles
9/23-9/24 – Bourbon and Beyond Festival – Louisville
9/23-9/24 – Louisville Irish Fest
9/24* – Art Off Pike Arts Festival – Covington – CANCELED

Michigan Festivals

8/19-10/1 (Weekends and Labor Day) – Michigan Renaissance Festival – Holly
9/21-9/23* – Scottville Harvest Festival – CANCELED
9/22* – Beerfest at the Ballpark Fall – Lansing – CANCELED
9/22-9/23 – Oktoberfest – Lake Orion
9/22-9/24 – Wurst Festival Ever – Dorr
9/22-9/24 – Elk Festival – Atlanta
9/22-9/24 – Funky Ferndale Art Fair – Ferndale
9/22-9/24 – Paul Bunyan Days – Oscoda
9/22-9/24 – St. Anne Sausage Festival – Warren
9/22-9/24 – Thunder Bay Folk Festival – Alpena
9/22-9/24 – Clinton Fall Festival
9/22-9/24 – St. Mary’s Fall Festival – St. Clair
9/23* – Roots Music Festival – Hastings – CANCELED
9/23 – Alpena Book Festival
9/23 – Davisburg Heritage Festival
9/23 – Oktoberfest – Sault Sainte Marie
9/23 – Zonta Applefest – Mt. Pleasant
9/23 – Hale Yes Hot Air Balloon Festival – Hale
9/23 – Cadillac’s Craft Beer Festival – Cadillac
9/23 – Dryden Boom Days
9/23 – Taste of Harbor Springs
9/23 – Port Huron Beer Festival
9/23 – Harvest Festival – Flushing
9/23-9/24 – The Michigan Apple Festival – Charlotte
9/23-9/24 – Midland Antique Festival
9/23-9/24 – Ciderfest – Holly
9/23-9/24 – Pentwater Arts and Craft Festival
9/23-9/24 – Harvest Festival – Rockford
9/23-9/24 – Festival of the Senses – Clinton Township
9/24 – St. Joseph Oktoberfest – Detroit

Pennsylvania Festivals

9/22-9/23 – Pennsylvania Fiber ArtsFest – Huntingdon
9/22-9/24 – Clymer Days Festival
9/22-9/24 – Cassville Oktoberfest
9/22-9/24 – Glass and Ethnic Festival – Mount Pleasant
9/22-9/24 – Central Pennsylvania Ragtime and American Music Festival – Rockhill Furnace
9/22-9/24 – Bass Harvest Music Festival – Artemas
9/22-9/24 – Marienville Oktoberfest
9/23 – Butler Fall Festival
9/23 – Woodland Campground Fall Festival – Woodland
9/23 – Ligonier Highland Games
9/23 – All Fired Up and Kicking Ash BBQ Competition and Festivals – Emporium
9/23 – WaterFire Sharon
9/23* – Erie VegFest – CANCELED
9/23-9/24 – Penn’s Colony Festival – Saxonburg
9/23-9/24 – Del Grosso’s Harvestfest – Tipton
9/23-9/24 – FestiFall – Point Marion
9/23-9/24 – McConnells Mill Heritage Festival – Portersville
9/24 – Burrell Township Fall Festival
9/24 – Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival – West Mifflin
9/24 – Wildbird Recovery Fall Migration Festival – Valencia
9/24 – Alameda Septemberfest – Butler

West Virginia Festivals

9/18-9/23 – October Sky Rocket Boys Festival – Beckley
9/18-9/23 – Craigsville Fall Festival
9/21-9/24 – Septemberfest – Davis
9/22-9/24 – Leaf Peeper Festival – Davis
9/22-9/24 – Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival – Shenandoah Junction
9/22-9/24 – Volcano Days Antique Engine Show & Festival – Waverly
9/22-9/24 – Greek Festival – Huntington
9/22-9/24 – Sistersville Marble Festival
9/23 – Battelle District Fair’s Fall Festival – Wadestown
9/23 – Frankford Autumnfest
9/23-9/24 – Fall Riverfest – New Cumberland
9/23-9/24 – Aunt Jennie’s Music Festival – Logan
9/23-9/24 – Founders Day Festival – Capon Bridge
9/23-9/24 – West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival – Morgantown
9/24 – Cranberry Mountain Shindig – Hillsboro

 

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Where to find the festivals this weekend.

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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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