August Festivals & Events in Ohio

Enjoy Ohio’s fests and events in August, including the end of summer and early harvest celebrations before going back to school.

Coshocton Sunflower Festival

Admission to the Coshocton Sunflower Festival is approx. $12-20/person.

  • When: Various dates in August (click link below)
  • Location: (Map It) 24688 County Road 10 in Coshocton, Ohio
  • Phone: 740-502-9245
  • Web: click here

The Coshocton Sunflower Festival is all about experiencing the joy of spending time with your friends, family, and loved ones in a 4-acre field of the happiest flowers on Earth – sunflowers! This festival features more than 30 varieties of sunflowers. Explore the field, enjoy photo ops, and choose your favorite flowers. Wagon rides are available to and from the sunflower fields. In addition, enjoy live music, food truck, beer garden, craft vendors, and activities.

Wood County Fair

Admission to the Wood County Fair is $7/person for ages 10 and older.

  • When: July 30 – August 6, 2023
  • Location: (Map It) 13800 W Poe Rd. in Bowling Green, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-352-0441
  • Web: click here

The Wood County Fair held at the Wood County Fairgrounds in Bowling Green is an eight-day event held every summer. More than 100,000 people attend annually. This tradition has supported many of the county’s youth and community members by providing exhibitions, education, and entertainment that create a sense of pride. The fair has helped create lasting memories for countless people and strives to continue making memories for future generations.

Summit County Italian American Festival

Admission and parking to Summit County Italian American Festival are free. 

  • When: August 3 – 5, 2023
  • Location: (Map It) Lock 3 Park at 200 South Main St. in Akron, Ohio
  • Web: click here

The Summit County Italian America Festival in Akron has been celebrated for more than 60 years. The festival is held by The Council of Italian-American Society every year to enjoy anything and everything Italian. From wine tasting to a pizza-eating contest to fireworks, the Italian celebrations are three days of enjoyment for the whole family. Great traditional food and entertainment are something that everyone can enjoy. There is a homemade wine contest, Italian classics like bocce, morra, and more. A mass is held on Sunday and after a spaghetti dinner.

Dublin Irish Festival

Admission to Dublin Irish Festival is $15/person/day but discounts are available online (Free admission for children 12 and younger).

  • When: August 4 – 6, 2023 (Friday from 4pm – Midnight; Saturday from 11am – Midnight; Sunday from 11am – 9pm)
  • Location: (Map It) Coffman Park, 5200 Emerald Parkway in Dublin, Ohio (The free Shuttle service will run continuously from Metro Place North & South to the Festival).
  • Phone: 614-410-4545
  • Web:

Dublin Irish Festival is now the world’s second-largest Irish celebration. More than 100,000+ guests are expected this year.  For a complete listing of entertainment, please visit the website above.

Food Truck Rally

Admission to the Food Truck Rally and OHIO Tax-Free Weekend at Destination Outlets is Free.

  • When: August 4 – 6, 2023, from 12pm – 6pm
  • Location: (Map It) 8000 Factory Shops Blvd. in Jeffersonville, Ohio
  • Phone: 800-213-9083
  • Web: click here

Bring the whole family for the hottest shopping event of the season, Ohio Tax-Free Weekend! Destination Outlets will have 10 + food trucks every day, with your chance to vote for your favorite. Enjoy super savings, delicious food, and great music brought to you by Ramblers Quartet.

Hocking Hills Bigfoot Festival

Admission to the Hocking Hills Bigfoot Festival is Free.

Hocking Hills Bigfoot Festival in Logan, Ohio, will be filled with Sasquatch enthusiasts, speakers, and vendors.  There will be plenty of good fun with live music, a Squatch Walk, Squatch & Find, and Howling Contest.  Be sure to allow some time to look for Bigfoot in the Hills.

Lebanon Blues Festival

Admission to the Lebanon Blues Festival in Lebanon, Ohio, is free.

  • When: August 4 & 5, 2023 (always the first Saturday in August)
  • Location: (Map It) downtown Lebanon, Ohio
  • Phone: 513-228-3103
  • Web: click here

The Lebanon Blues Festival is presented by the Lebanon Optimist Club. It will take place in historic downtown Lebanon along Broadway & Mulberry Streets. Listen to the sultry sounds of seven blues bands while enjoying your favorite foods. Sit and sip a cool drink in our deluxe beer garden. Gaze at more than150 classic automobiles. Browse the downtown specialty shops for gifts and antique treasures during “Old Fashioned Bargain Days”.  Come out and enjoy the “Blues, BBQ & Bumpers.”  In addition, there will be a 5K Blues Run along the new bike trail.

Toledo Jeep Fest

Admission to the Toledo Jeep Fest is free.

The Toledo Jeep Fest attracts Jeep enthusiasts from near and far to downtown Toledo, Ohio. Visitors celebrate the Jeep life and vehicles in the city where the Jeep was invented. Enjoy a great parade of Jeeps and large-scale vendor Midway.

Twins Days Festival

Admission to Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg is approximately $4/person.

  • When: August 4 – 6, 2023 (Usually the first full weekend in August)
  • Location: (Map It) Twinsburg, Ohio
  • Phone: 330-425-3652
  • Web:

Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio is the world’s largest annual gathering of twins. Officials estimate 2,000 sets of twins appear every year. Now that’s got to be quite a sight. Twins from around the world participate in a parade appropriately named the Double-take Parade, which has been nationally televised. Other activities include entertainment, fireworks, and contests.

Vintage Ohio Wine Festival

Admission to Vintage Ohio Wine Festival is approx. $39/adult.

  • When: August 4 & 5, 2023, from Noon – 9pm each day (always the first Friday and Saturday in August)
  • Where: (Map It) Lake Metroparks Farmpark at 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd. in Kirtland, Ohio
  • Call: 440-466-4417
  • Web: click here

Vintage Ohio Wine Festival: While Vintage Ohio by Ohio Wine Producers Association at Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio has truly grown to showcase more than just wine, the winemakers and their vintages draw more than 30,000 wine lovers to Lake County each August. Vintage Ohio is sponsored by the Ohio Wine Producers Association. It was named American Bus Association ‘Top 100 Event in North America’ in 2001 and AGAIN IN 2005 and was named as one of the nation’s top wine and food events by ‘Wine Spectator,’ ‘USA Today’ for the past five years as well as by ‘Bon Appetit,’ Southwest Airlines in-flight magazine, and many other national publications. Vintage Ohio is the premier wine, food, and family fun festival between the Appalachians and Rockies. It is the largest event of its kind in Ohio and offers a premier tasting opportunity for people to discover the award-winning wines of Ohio. It is at this event that nearly 20 Ohio wineries produce over 150 varieties, and nowhere else are so many Ohio wines available at a single venue. In addition, Vintage Ohio hosts two stages of live jazz, blues, oldies, reggae, and rock music. Dozens of regional restaurants and caterers will be serving their finest cuisine.

Y Bridge Arts Festival

Admission to Y Bridge Arts Festival in Zanesville is free.

  • When: August 4 & 5, 2023, from 2pm to dark and 11am to dark, respectively
  • Location: (Map It) Zane’s Landing Park in downtown Zanesville, Ohio
  • Phone: 800-743-2303 or 740-455-8282
  • Web: click here

Y Bridge Arts Festival in Zanesville, Ohio, on the Historic Y Bridge:  See you on the Bridge…Friday from 6-9pm and Saturday from 10am – 9pm.  The East Main Street span of the historical Y Bridge in Zanesville, Ohio will be closed to traffic over two days while the bridge is transformed into an outdoor gallery of white tents and lights.  Zanesville will host over two hundred visual artists, craft demonstrators, and performance artists, along with thousands of tourists from across the region. The stage area will spotlight performances by singers, dancers, writers, and poets.  Food concessions will offer fare from local restaurants, and the canal area will become a children’s interactive learning center with many fun activities.  Bring blankets and chairs and spend the day ON the historic bridge. The First Friday Art Walk is also taking place as well as Lorena Sternwheeler public rides, dinner cruise, and twilight cruise.

Cardboard Boat Regatta

Admission to the New Richmond on the Ohio Cardboard Boat Regatta is Free.

  • When: August 5, 2023 (Race is Saturday at 1pm)
  • Location: (Map It) New Richmond, Ohio
  • Phone: 513-403-1675
  • Web: click here

The New Richmond on the Ohio Cardboard Boat Regatta – The Annual New Richmond Race is a wild time. Over 70 wild, wacky, and crafty cardboard boats take to the water for racing competitions. Don’t miss the fun along the Ohio River in New Richmond, Ohio. As the creators of the event say, “Cardboard & water…what could possibly go wrong?” Also, check out the Cardboard Boat Museum.

Chalk It Up!

Admission to Chalk it Up! is free.

  • When: August 5, 2023, from 10am – 2pm
  • Location: (Map It) Victory Park in Vermilion, Ohio
  • Phone: 305-924-0874
  • Web: click here

Chalk it Up! by Main Street Vermilion is a colorful event that adds beautiful and original works of chalk art to the historic district of Vermilion. Chalk it Up is supported by local businesses that sponsor the artists sharing their talent that day.

This free, family-friendly event also invites budding artists to create their own chalk artwork on the shaded walks around Harbourtown Fine Arts Center across from Victory Park. (Formerly Old Towne Hall). While in Vermilion, visit our shops and restaurants, and explore beaches and the Vermilion Lighthouse at the foot of Main Street.

Gnadenhutten Pioneer Days

Admission to Gnadenhutten Pioneer Days is free.

  • When: August 5 & 6, 2023 (Always the first Saturday & Sunday in August)
  • Location: (Map It) 352 Cherry Street in Gnadenhutten, Ohio Historical Park and Museum
  • Phone: 330-691-1474

Gnadenhutten Pioneer Days:  Celebrate pioneer-style at Gnadenhutten Historical Park & Museum. Visitors will see a parade and a mixture of other entertainment. Also, there is an 1840s pioneer encampment sure to make children and adults alike appreciate their modern amenities. In addition, there are plenty of arts, crafts and more to see at this traditional annual event.

Marietta Rivers, Trails & Ales Fest

Marietta Rivers Trails Ales FestivalAdmission to the Marietta Rivers, Trails & Ales Festival is free.

  • When: August 10 – 13, 2023 (All day long with events at various times)
  • Location: (Map It) Front Street, Marietta, Ohio
  • Phone: 740-373-5178
  • Web: Click here

The Marietta Rivers, Trails & Ales Festival (RTA Fest) is a down-home celebration of paddling, road & mountain biking, and fine local ales in one of the state’s top destinations for outdoor adventure: Marietta, Ohio!

Enjoy bike-friendly events, including family fun rides, a bike parade, the tortoise & hare race, a town scavenger hunt, and trail rides. Next, paddle down the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers and the through the hand-operated locks during one of the casual trips or races. Don’t forget to build your raft for the Mighty Muskingum River Raft Race!

After a long day of outdoor adventure, kick back and enjoy live music and locally crafted brews around historic downtown Marietta.

Ohio Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Sale

Admission to Ohio Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Sale is free.

  • When: August 10 – 12, 2023 (Always the second Thursday – Saturday in August)
  • Location: (Map It) Along the LH Historic Byway in Ohio; parts of other states
  • Phone: 800-454-8319
  • Story: Click Here

Ohio Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Sale:  This unique annual event is a haven for bargain hunters. Be prepared to shop ’til you drop, and reserve your lodging early, along America’s first coast-to-coast road! The Lincoln Highway is generally aligned with the older sections of US Rt 30 through Ohio and the country. In Ohio, it spans East Liverpool to Convoy, and every Lincoln Highway community in between.

More than 1,000-yard sales were counted last year. If you are looking for something in particular, chances are it’s out there…at yard sale prices! Along the way, you’re bound to dust off an old ball glove that’s seen so much action it is now better served as a decoration. Or you can find a used carrousel horse, often used now as a foyer centerpiece. In addition, there are many heirloom pieces such as immigrant trunks, vintage clothing styles, old technology to reminisce or display, and a wide variety of appliances – some just for show and some that still run. The plethora of resale items run the gamut. You can just imagine the possibilities. Pick up a free Travelers Guide along the way.

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Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show

Admission to the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show is Free. 

  • When: August 10 – 13, 2023
  • Location: (Map It) 8803 Winfield Dr in Georgetown, Ohio
  • Phone: 937-378-4480
  • Web:

Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show is one of America’s largest historic farm equipment and tractor gathering. The show has been going on for over 50 years! It gathers families from all around to participate.

Mount Vernon Music & Arts Festival

Admission to Mount Vernon Music & Arts Festival is free.

  • When: August 11 – 13, 2023 (Always Friday through Sunday of the second week of August)
  • Where: (Map It) downtown Mount Vernon, Ohio
  • Phone: 800-837-5282 or 740-392-FEST (3378)
  • Web: click here

Mount Vernon Music & Arts Festival:  Music, crafts, cars, competitions, shows, historical tours, and family fun abound at the Mount Vernon Music & Arts Festival. The event showcases artists and musicians performing such styles as bluegrass, country, folk, oldies, rock-n-roll, Christian and big band. The festival’s trademark is its outstanding music and entertainment format and an artisan and handmade crafts exhibition.

North Ridgeville Corn Festival

Admission to the North Ridgeville Corn Festival is free and parking is free.

  • When: August 11 – 13, 2023 (Always the second weekend in August)
  • Location: (Map It) North Ridgeville, Ohio
  • Phone: 440-218-9802
  • Web: click here

North Ridgeville Corn Festival in North Ridgeville, Ohio:  Living in Ohio, everyone needs to go to at least one corn festival. Join the North Ridgeville community for three fun summer days and experience Amish-style corn. The festivities include a parade, live bands nightly, a corn-eating contest, a car show, a horseshoe tournament, rides, kids’ games, bed races, crafts, and a midway.

Amish Vendor Day at Lehman’s

Admission ranges from $5 to $25 (details below)

  • When: Saturday, August 12, 2023
  • Location: (Map It) Lehman’s at 4779 Kidron Road in Kidron, Ohio
  • Phone: 800-438-5346
  • Web: click here

Visit Lehman’s to learn from a panel of local speakers and Amish men from 10am-11am ($5), featuring David Kline, Publisher of Farming Magazine; Marcus Yoder, Director, Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center; Marlin Miller, Publisher, Plain Values Magazine; and Ernie Hershberger, Owner, Homestead Furniture.  Panel discussion ($5 includes a $5 off coupon with no minimum purchase to Lehman’s).  Coupons are one per customer.  Shop the store to see highlighted products made locally by Amish vendors and demonstrations like natural healing remedies. The panel discussion will take place outdoors in a tent. Please dress accordingly. Amish-made baskets are signed and dated by the local craftsman.

Feast of the Assumption Cleveland

Admission to Feast of the Assumption in Cleveland’s Little Italy at University Circle is free.

  • When: August 12 – 15, 2023 (starts 6pm the 12th):
  • Location: (Map It) Little Italy’s Murray Hill neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Phone: 216-421-2995
  • Web: click here

Feast of the Assumption in Cleveland’s Little Italy at University Circle on Murray Hill is a major annual event celebrated for over 100 years in this historic neighborhood of Cleveland.  Whether you’re Italian or not, this festival is popular with everyone. There is a traditional religious procession through the ethnic neighborhood streets following a mass at the church. Crowds are enormous as it seems all of northeast Ohio ascends on this little Italian-American community making it “Big Italy” if only for a few days. There is plenty of music, dancing, artwork, rides, and yes, great food. The area definitely is filled with an “old-world” atmosphere. The four-day celebration draws crowds of more than 100,000 annually. How can that many people be wrong? This is the place to see if you’re looking for old-world charm, culinary delight, and beautiful cityscape.

Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala

Cost of Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala: Approximately $80.00 per individual or $520 per table of eight.

  • When: Always the second Friday in August from 6pm – 9pm.
  • Location: (Map It) St. Francis Campus – 200 St. Francis Avenue, Tiffin, Ohio
  • Phone:  419-448-7485

Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala in Tiffin, Ohio:  The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center will host their annual Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala on the St. Francis Community Campus. This premier event showcases the culinary talents of regional chefs and features local wines.  The event, which serves as a fundraiser for the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center is designed to offer guests a unique culinary opportunity to taste gourmet fare featuring locally grown, chemical-free produce and to meet the chefs who prepare the dishes.  The evening will include festive entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, local wines and microbrew beers followed by a gourmet chef-prepared dinner served under a large tent while guests enjoy a summer evening on the beautiful grounds of St. Francis.

Festival Latino

Photo credit: Randall L. Schieber

Admission to Festival Latino in Columbus is free.

  • When: August 12 & 13, 2023
  • Location: (Map It) 303 W. Broad St. in Columbus, Ohio
  • Phone: 614-469-1045
  • Web:

Festival Latino in Columbus celebrates family and community with two days of children’s activities, live music, food trucks, art, and dance from the heart of Latin America during the second weekend of August each year.

Nelsonville Parade of The Hills

Admission to the Nelsonville Parade of The Hills is free.

  • Open: Always the 3rd full weekend in August
  • Location: (Map It) Nelsonville, Ohio
  • Phone: 740-753-4346
  • Web: click here

Nelsonville Parade of The Hills festival is held on Nelsonville, Ohio’s historic Public Square. Come enjoy great family entertainment, regional art, home cooking, concessions, midway, carnival, pie contest & auction, 5K run, kids street games, Kids Athletic Day, The Ohio State Fiddling Contest, and free nightly entertainment on stage. It features three separate parades, each beginning at 6 p.m.; Wednesday’s Welcome Home Parade, Thursday’s Bicycle Parade, and Saturday’s Grande Parade. There’s also free nightly entertainment.

Pemberville Free Fair

Admission to Pemberville Free Fair is free.

  • Open: August 16 – 19, 2023
  • Location: (Map It) Memorial Park, on the corner of Front and College Streets, Pemberville, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-287-3832
  • Web:

Pemberville Free Fair in Pemberville, Ohio:  This is one of the last free fairs in Ohio, includes two parades, and offers the usual mix of animals, flowers, produce, quilts, needlework, bingo, hobbies, and yummy food, along with a horse pull, a kiddie tractor pull, a youth talent show, and a fun run.  Each year, closely-guarded plans for kiddie costumes and floats (which get more and more creative) start far in advance of the parade date, and winners not only get a small purse, they get bragging rights until the next year’s parade.

Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival

Admission to Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival in Bucyrus is free.

  • When: August 17 – 19, 2023 (Always the third weekend in August Thr-Sat)
  • Location: (Map It) Downtown Bucyrus, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-562-2728 or 419-562-0720
  • Web:

Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival in Bucyrus, Ohio:  This festival packs in three days of family-fun and more than 27 tons of the finest sausage cooking over open pits. The festival celebrates this small Ohio town’s German heritage with more than just bratwurst. There are daily parades, contests, auctions, and the FOOD – local family recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation dating back to “the old country.” And, thanks to our sponsors, there is plenty of FREE live entertainment.

Don’t miss the Best “Wurst” Bicycle Ride on Saturday. This flat to rolling tour of 12, 32, 65, and 100 miles is in association with the annual Bratwurst Festival.  Included with the registration fee is the full-service tour, pancake breakfast at registration, and more.  Several awards go to riders. The tour passes historical sites, a nature center, a parkland and beautiful countryside! Homemade ice cream and showers are available at the finish.  Sponsored by the Bucyrus Tourism & Visitors Bureau.

D-Day Conneaut

Admission to D-Day Conneaut is free.

  • When: August 17 – 19, 2023
  • Location: (Map It) Conneaut Township Park at 480 Lake Road in Conneaut, Ohio
  • Web: click here

D-Day Conneaut will invade the Lake Erie shores of Conneaut, Ohio, and stage the country’s largest D-Day (June 6, 1944) living history reenactment. Featuring over 1,800 reenactors, spectators will witness a living tribute to the veterans of WWII through dress, mock battles, and living history displays. It is a highly realistic and educational experience.

Pulltown Tractor Pulling Championships

Admission to the Pulltown National Tractor Pulling Championships varies.

The Pulltown National Tractor Pulling Championship in Bowling Green, Ohio, is the largest tractor-pulling championship in the world. People travel from all over the world to visit and take part in the festivities at NTPC. Since 1962, when the first-speed pull was introduced to Wood County, it has become a staple for this small town. This jam-packed three-day event holds five sessions of exciting and riveting pulls. Anything from Four Wheel Drive Trucks to Super Semis can be seen competing to bring home those big trophies. As the largest tractor-pulling championship in the world, who wouldn’t want to go out and enjoy all the fun? With over 2,100 campsites and about 65,000 people, it is the perfect weekend to end the summer.

Jeep Jam in Wilmington

Admission to Jeep Jam in Wilmington is free for the Friday Cruise-In, $5/spectator, and $35-60 for jeeps.

  • When: August 18 – 20, 2023
  • Location: (Map It) Clinton County Fairgrounds at 958 W. Main St. in Wilmington, Ohio
  • Phone: 937-382-4443
  • Web:

Jeep Jam in Wilmington, Ohio at the Clinton County Fairgrounds: Enjoy the free Cruise-In party on Friday night from 5pm – midnight. Trail rides and obstacle course competitions for Jeep owners/drivers are Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 6pm and 9am – 4pm, respectively. Enjoy the vendors, beer garden and soft drinks along with Jeep enthusiasts and memorabilia.

Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival

Admission to the Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival is Free as well as parking.

  • When: August 19 & 20, 2023,  from 11am – 7pm on Saturday and 11am – 6pm on Sunday.
  • Location: (Map It) Community Park at 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road in Fairborn, Ohio
  • Web: Click here

Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival is a family-oriented event. There will be approximately 180 handmade arts and crafts booths and food vendors. Visitors enjoy the favorites such as steamed-cooked sweet corn, BBQ chicken, pork chop sandwiches, and fresh-cut watermelon. There will be art and crafts for Everyone, including candles, wooden items, jewelry, watercolor, and oil paintings, plus much more. Experience activities for children, including pony rides and the Big Bounce. Enjoy free entertainment on both days in the festival area. The event is sponsored by The Fairborn Art Association (FAA) and the Fairborn Lions Club.

Sunbury Sizzle and Sounds

Admission to Sunbury Sizzle and Sounds is free.

  • When: August 19, 2023 (Always the third Saturday in August), from 11am – 11pm
  • Location: (Map It) Sunbury Square in Sunbury, Ohio
  • Phone: 740-965-2684
  • Web: click here

Sunbury Sizzle and Sounds on the Square in Sunbury! This growing end-of-summer celebration is packed with great music, food, and friends. The Kids’ Zone is open 11am – 4pm with rides, a petting zoo, and other activities. The Beer Garden for those 21 and older is open 2:30pm-10:30pm. Lots of craft vendors and great food offerings. Everyone can experience fantastic local, regional, and national musicians scheduled throughout the day to entertain & celebrate summer and Sunbury’s community. There is no admission fee. Free parking all around and neighborhood shuttles available for those who need to park further away (watch for signs).

Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival

Admission to Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival is free.

  • When: August 25 & 26, 2023, from 4pm – 11pm on Friday and 10am – 11pm on Saturday
  • Location: (Map It) Clifton, Ohio, town center on Route 343 around the old Union Schoolhouse
  • Phone: 937-342-2175
  • Web: click here

Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival will be held in the Village of Clifton alongside the beautiful Clifton Gorge in Greene County, Ohio.  The event will feature back-to-back live music, displays of arts and crafts, vendors for shopping and eating, activities for the kids, and a beer tent. On Friday, there will also be a Cruise-In.

Cleveland Garlic Festival

Admission to Cleveland Garlic Festival is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+) and $5 for children 4 to 12 years old. Children under 4 are free.

  • When: August 26 & 27, 2023, from Noon – 8pm and Noon – 6pm, respectively
  • Location: (Map It) Historic Shaker Square in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Phone: 216-751-7656
  • Web: click here

The Cleveland Garlic Festival in Cleveland, Ohio features annual favorites, “Top Chef” Garlic Grill-Offs, craft beer, garlic fries, and Mitchell’s Garlic Ice Cream. Try some locally produced brews, and yes, garlic beer!

Inspired by the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, this event is the Midwest’s ground zero “for all things garlic” combined with great live music.  Attendees enjoy garlic-themed food prepared by Cleveland celebrity chefs, a parade with Miss Garlic and her fairy princess court, cooking demonstrations on how to prepare garlic, local artists, and a stage area featuring live music from funk to jazz, bluegrass, folk, rock and a belly dancing troupe.

A children’s “Mighty Locavores” area features activities for kids with a tractor maze, cooking classes, rock climbing wall, Flower Clown, “Taste the Season”, “Get Growin’ with Garlic” and more.


Please note:
Labor Day Weekend festivals and events in Ohio
are posted to either the August events page
or the September events page
depending on when they start or end.

August Fests and Events

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Ohio County Fairs in August

Ohio County Fairs in August:

Allen County Fair in Lima

Ashtabula County Fair in Jefferson

Athens County Fair in Athens
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Auglaize County Fair in Wapakoneta

Champaign County Fair in Urbana

Columbiana County Fair in Lisbon

Cuyahoga County Fair in Berea

Darke County Fair in Greenville

Defiance County Fair in Hicksville

Erie County Fair in Sandusky

Gallia County Fair in Gallipolis
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Greene County Fair in Xenia

Hamilton County Fair in Carthage
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Henry County Fair in Napoleon
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Holmes County Fair in Millersburg
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Huron County Fair in Norwalk

Jefferson County Fair in Smithfield
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Licking County Hartford Fair in Croton

Lorain County Fair in Wellington

Medina County Fair in Medina

Meigs County Fair in Pomeroy
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Mercer County Fair in Celina
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Miami County Fair in Troy

Monroe County Fair in Woodsfield
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Morrow County Fair in Mount Gilead

Muskingum County Fair in Zanesville

Noble County Fair in Caldwell

Portage County Fair in Randolph

Richland County Fair in Mansfield
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Ross County Fair in Chillicothe

Sandusky County Fair in Fremont

Scioto County Fair in Lucasville

Seneca County Fair in Attica

Stark County Fair in Canton

Wood County Fair in Bowling Green

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