September Ohio Festivals, Fairs & Events




Fort Rowdy Gathering

Admission to Fort Rowdy Gathering is free.

  • When: August 31 – September 2, 2024 (Always Sat – Mon on Labor Day weekend) Sat. 10am – 8pm, Sun. 10 am – 6pm, Mon. 10am – 4pm
  • Location: (Map It) Community Park, Covington, West U.S. Route 36, Covington, Ohio
  • Phone: 937-473-5439

Fort Rowdy Gathering:  From the hovering lights of campfires, frontier enthusiasts gather in groups playing guitars, drums, and washboards, much like small trading villages once participated in the 1800s. The weekend begins with an old-fashioned hometown parade on Saturday, but the highlight of this festival is the mountain man encampment located next to the Stillwater River.  The event and parking are free to the public.

Milan Melon Festival

Admission to Milan Melon Festival in Milan, Ohio, is free.

  • When: August 31 – September 2, 2024 (Always Sat – Mon on Labor Day weekend)
  • Location: (Map It) Village Square on State Route 113 East in Milan, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-499-3254 or 419-366-0765

Milan Melon Festival in Milan, Ohio:  Where else can you see things like the Big Wheelie Race, Melon Eating Contest, kiddie pedal-tractor pulls, and a two-hour grand parade? The Melon Festival in Milan provides that and bands, a fireman’s chicken barbecue, arts and crafts, antique car show, and Queen’s Contest.  Oh, and plenty of melons in all shapes, sizes, and forms. This three-day event packs in more than 100,000 visitors.

Ohio Renaissance Festival

The Ohio Renaissance Festival in Harveysburg costs approx. $35/person age 13+ and $10/child age 5-12.

The Ohio Renaissance Festival in Harveysburg is a premier family event with 11 stages of continuous entertainment, seven food and beverage buildings, and more than 130 arts and crafts shops. Knights, comedy, daring stunt shows, giant roasted turkey legs, bread bowl stews, and handmade arts and crafts abound in the authentically recreated 30-acre 16th-century English village.

Alumapalooza

Admission to Alumapalooza at the Airstream Factory in Jackson Center, Ohio, is approx. $545 for two people and a trailer.

Welcome to Alumapalooz at the Airstream Factory in Jackson Center, Ohio.  Alumapa-what you ask?  Alumapalooza is a family-friendly festival for people who love Airstream travel trailers.  Two dozen or so informative seminars and fun presentations are offered throughout the week, plus additional things like live music, yoga, trailer open houses, cooking demonstrations, a barbeque, and much more.  Alumapalooza is open to Airstream owners and non-owners alike.

Fredericktown Tomato Show

Admission to the Fredericktown Tomato Show is free.

  • When: September 4 – 7, 2024 (Held the Wed-Sat after Labor Day)
  • Location: (Map It) Fredericktown, Ohio
  • Web: click here

The Fredericktown Tomato Show is a community-wide street fair in Fredericktown, Ohio. The event features exhibits of various items such as tomato products, needlework, flower arrangements, and photography. The fest also has two parades, rides, and a craft show. A plate auction is also held. Other featured events are the big wheel race, Little Miss Tomato contest, bathtub races, stage entertainment, and a tomato toss.

Marion Popcorn Festival

Admission to the Marion Popcorn Festival in Marion, Ohio, is free.

  • When: September 5 – 7, 2024, from 11am – Midnight (Always the Thrs – Sat after Labor Day)
  • Location: (Map It) Marion, Ohio
  • Phone: 740-387-FEST or 740-387-3378
  • Web: click here

The Marion Popcorn Festival has a lot poppin’. For starters, it’s claimed to be the largest popcorn festival in the world and attracts more than 250,000 visitors annually. It’s no wonder the American Bus Association named it one of the top 100 events in North America. The free entertainment has included headlining bands, a parade, a bike tour, a 5k run, fine arts and crafts, Kiddie Korner, and an over-50 softball tournament. There are numerous rides and activities for the whole family.

Black Swamp Arts Festival

Admission to the Black Swamp Arts Festival is free.

  • When: September 6 – 8, 2024 (always the first weekend after Labor Day)
  • Location: (Map It) 100 S Main St. in Bowling Green, Ohio
  • Phone: 877-865-6082
  • Web: click here

Black Swamp Arts Festival in Bowling Green is a three-day experience featuring free concerts and fine art shows at Ohio’s largest free music festival. The Black Swamp Arts Festival (BSAF) connects art and the community.

Clinton County Corn Festival

Admission to the Clinton County Corn Festival is free.

  • When: September 6 – 8, 2024 (Always the weekend after Labor Day)
  • Location: (Map It) Clinton County Fairgrounds at 958 W. Main St. in Wilmington, Ohio
  • Phone: 937-383-Korn
  • Web: click here

Clinton County Corn Festival is a bushel of fun for everyone. This family-fun event was started over 40 years ago by the Antique Power Club. Enjoy seeing the steam bellow from antique tractors, partake in the skillet and rolling pin toss, or pie-eating and tug-of-war competitions. Watch the crosscut saw competition. The big events you won’t want to miss are the Corn Olympics complete with outhouse races, the tractor pulls, and the evening concert. There is plenty of antiques, crafts, a flea market, and food booths offering corn on the cob or course as well as delicious pork and steak sandwiches, ice cream, and all your fair favorite foods and drinks.

Columbus Oktoberfest

Admission to Columbus Oktoberfest is free, but parking is approx $10.

  • When: September 6 – 8, 2024
  • Location: (Map It) Ohio Expo Center and Ohio State Fairgrounds (Natural Resource, Commercial Pavilion area) in Columbus, Ohio
  • Phone: 614-444-5908
  • Web: click here

Columbus Oktoberfest in Columbus, Ohio, celebrates decades of fabulous food, frothy beverages, lively polkas, and much more. Two entertainment halls, an arts and crafts area, a children’s area, COSI on Wheels, polka contests, a cream puff eating contest, and a display of the Columbus Historical Society are just some of the festivities to expect.

Lithopolis Honeyfest

Lithopolis Honeyfest admission, parking, and shuttle are free.

  • When: September 6 & 7, 2024 (Fri & Sat after Labor Day) from 3-7pm and 10am-7pm, respectively
  • Location: (Map It) Along Columbus Street in the village center of Lithopolis, Ohio (20 minutes southeast of Columbus)
  • Phone: 614-829-7355
  • Web: www.lithopolishoneyfest.com

The Lithopolis Honeyfest celebrates National Honey Month at Ohio’s only honey festival. Experience the science and art of apiculture (beekeeping) in a robust atmosphere of art, music, food, fun, and people. With the involvement of honeybee associations, this event is seen as a component in preserving apiculture. Learn about beekeeping and honey. Don’t miss the bee beard and honey extracting, observation hives, and the opportunity to sample different types of honey. Come hungry for delicious honey-made food and treat yourself to tasting in the Meade and Wine Garden. Browse the works of fine-quality artisans and crafters while listening to the sounds of R&B, Jazz, Funk, Swing, Folk, and Gospel music. Create kids’ crafts in the Busy Beehive, buy an entry to the Honey Cook-off Sale, and meet the American Honey Princess. There’s also free parking and shuttle service.

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival

Admission to the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival in Marietta, Ohio, is free.

  • When: September 6 – 8, 2024 (Always the Fri – Sun after Labor Day)
  • Location: (Map It) Ohio River Levee at Front and Greene Streets in Marietta, Ohio
  • Phone: 800-288-2577
  • Web: click here

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival in Marietta, Ohio:  Enjoy a weekend of family fun. Entertainment, fireworks, and more than 30 Sternwheelers docked along the levee in historic downtown Marietta. Three days of music with national entertainers, a car show, a Sternwheel pageant, fantastic food, children’s activities, and Sternwheeler races. Visitors can walk to dozens of shops, cafes, restaurants, and world-class museums throughout downtown and Historic Harmar Village.

Beavercreek Popcorn Festival

Admission to Beavercreek Popcorn Festival is free.

  • When: September 7 & 8, 2024 (Usually the Sat & Sun after Labor Day)
  • Location: (Map It) Beavercreek, Ohio
  • Phone: 937-602-CORN
  • Web: click here

The Beavercreek Popcorn Festival in Beavercreek, Ohio:  Hop over to Beavercreek and see what’s poppin’. According to the American Bus Association, this event was one of the top 100 events in North America. With it comes popcorn sculpture, popcorn showers, and other popcorn specialties. It also features a 300+ unit parade, balloon rally, and nationally recognized entertainment.

Ohio Fish & Shrimp Festival

Admission to the Ohio Fish & Shrimp Festival at Freshwater Farms is approx. $5/adult, $2 for ages 3-12.

  • When: September 7, 14, 21 in 2024 (3 Saturdays in a row) from 10am – 10pm
  • Location: (Map It) Freshwater Farms of Ohio at 2624 N US Hwy 68 in Urbana, Ohio
  • Phone: 937-652-3701 or 800-634-7434
  • Web: click here

Ohio Fish & Shrimp Festival at Freshwater Farms in Urbana:  Celebrate Ohio’s freshwater shrimp harvest. Get your fill of mouth-watering seafood selections while enjoying a live music stage, games, and activities for the whole family. Explore live displays of fish, frogs, turtles, and other native critters. Swing by the fish farm market to taste gourmet smokes and trout products. Participate in the Trout Feeding Frenzy, sand castle play zone, and their famous sturgeon pool, where guests can pet Ohio’s largest native fish. Stuff yourself in the Shrimp Peeling & Eating Contest, take home a souvenir t-shirt, and enjoy the country atmosphere at the farm. Freshly harvested shrimp will be for sale beginning Saturday morning at 10am.

All Horse Parade

Admission to Delaware All Horse Parade is free.

  • When: September 8, 2024, starting at 3pm
  • Location: (Map It) Downtown Delaware, Ohio
  • Phone: 740-272-7636
  • Web: click here

The All Horse Parade in Delaware, Ohio:  Okay, no horsing around; this special parade kicks off the annual Delaware County Fair. Hundreds of horses participate, and many pull vintage memorabilia from Yesteryear, including a horse-drawn milk wagon, sleigh, carriage, fire engine, mail coach, and even a Hearse. The horses come in all sizes, shapes colors, and breeds.

Great Mohican Indian Pow Wow

Admission to the Great Mohican Indian Pow-Wow: $10/adult, $6/child, Pre-school age Free

  • When: September 13 – 15, 2024
  • Location: (Map It) Mohican Reservation Camp & Festival Grounds at 23270 Wally Road in Loudonville, Ohio 44842
  • Phone: 800-766-2267
  • Web: www.mohicanpowwow.com

The Great Mohican Indian Pow-Wow:  A past top-100 event in the USA by the American Bus Association. Learn Native American cultures and lifestyles through live music, dancing, drum competitions, storytelling, tomahawk throwing, and fire-starting demonstrations. In addition, there are artisans, craftsmen, traders, and plenty of food. It is held rain or shine.

Log Cabin Days

Admission to Log Cabin Days is $5/person (free for kids 12 and younger).

  • When: September 13 & 14, 2024, from 10am – 6pm on Friday and 9am – 5pm on Saturday, with an early bird breakfast from 1-10am
  • Location: (Map It) 552 State Route 95 in Loudonville, Ohio
  • Phone: 800-368-1015
  • Web: www.hochstetlerloghomes.com

Log Cabin Days is a 2-day family-friendly fun event that all ages will enjoy! Support the American Cancer Society and go on the self-driving Log Home Tour. Visit the exhibit floor and talk with suppliers for all your home needs. Test your skills at axe throwing in the lumberjack demo area. The food tent will be filled with mouth-watering Amish-cooked food. Step back to the time of the steam engines powering a sawmill. Children will enjoy the petting zoo, covered wagon rides, and many other activities that are set up in the Kids Zone.

Ohio Pawpaw Festival

Stephanie Knight Photography

Admission to the Ohio Pawpaw Festival is $15 for a one-day pass or $30 for a weekend pass (senior/military rate is $10 and $20, respectively). Kids 12 and younger get in free.

  • When: September 13 – 15, 2024, from 4pm – Midnight on Friday, 10am – Midnight on Saturday, and 10am – 5pm on Sunday.
  • Location: (Map It) Lake Snowden (5900 US 50) in Albany, Ohio
  • Phone: 800-878-9767 or email pawpawfest@gmail.com
  • Web: www.ohiopawpawfest.com/

The Ohio Pawpaw Festival at Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio, features pawpaw food, craft beer, education, history, art, competitions, sustainable living workshops, live music, and kids’ activities. The fest celebrates the pawpaw (Asimina triloba), North America’s largest native tree fruit.  The fun includes contests for the best pawpaw, the best pawpaw-related work of art, a pawpaw cook-off, and the pawpaw-eating contest.

Short North Tour of Homes

Short North Tour of Homes and Gardens in Columbus Early Bird Tickets are approx. $20, and day of tour tickets are $25.

  • When: September 15, 2024 (Always the third Sunday in September) from 10am – 4pm (Click web link below to confirm the date, time, and rates)
  • Location: (Map It) Columbus, Ohio’s Short North area
  • Phone: 614-228-2912
  • Web: click here

Short North Tour of Homes and Gardens in Columbus, Ohio:  Victorian Village residents welcome thousands of visitors from across the Midwest to their annual tour of homes and gardens.

Tour and Preview Party proceeds go to fund community activities such as Screen on the Green, Music in the Park, Neil Ave planters, local grants, and more.  This beautiful area was developed in the late 1800s but fell on hard times in the 1900s as people moved to the suburbs. In 1974, the area was named Victorian Village due to the architectural styles of the century-old homes, and an architectural review commission and neighborhood society were formed. Thus a renaissance began and today this is one of the most desirable communities in Columbus.

It is located between the downtown skyscrapers and the sprawling OSU campus. The eastern boundary of the Victorian Village is the Short North Arts District – reputedly the largest gathering of art galleries between New York and Chicago. There are also many wonderful restaurants and B&Bs in the area.

Little Brown Jug

Admission to The Little Brown Jug is purchased in addition to fair fees and parking.

  • When:  September 19, 2024
  • Location:  (Map It) 236 Pennsylvania Avenue in Delaware, Ohio
  • Phone:  (800) 335-3247 or (740) 362-3851
  • Web:  www.littlebrownjug.com

Come celebrate the annual The Little Brown Jug on the fastest half-mile track in harness racing.  Come for the tradition and the beauty of the season’s best three-year-old pacers.  Cheer on your favorite driver, people watch, or enjoy your favorite fair food in the stands between races.  The Little Brown Jug is an American pacing classic without equal.  Check out the website for ticket prices and availability.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Admission to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is free.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is Cincinnati Oktoberfest:  Since its humble beginning as a block party in 1976 celebrating Cincinnati’s deep German heritage, the event has grown to be recognized as North America’s largest Oktoberfest, attracting half a million people annually and is second only to the original in Munich as annually decreed by the mayor of Munich. Approximately 80 booths serve authentic German food, beer, wine, soft drinks, and souvenirs. Vendors serve up tasty delicacies from the homeland at appetizing prices. Major stages and large tents feature live entertainment from big bands to accordion players to German folk dancers performing throughout the weekend. For the kids, there are amusement rides and interactive games.

Where else can you get 87,542 metts; 80,500 bratwursts; 64,000 sauerkraut balls; 56,250 sausages; 24,640 potato pancakes; 23,004 soft pretzels; 16,002 strudel; 3,600 pounds of sauerkraut; 1,875 pounds of German potato salad; 702 pounds of Limburger cheese; 700 pounds of pigtails and 400 pounds of pickled pigs feet? In 1994, the Crown Prince of Bavaria attended the event and helped set a world record for the world’s largest chicken dance, with more than 48,000 people participating. The record was published in the Guinness Book of World Records, 1995-97 editions.

Rebel Run Lima

Admission to Rebel Run Lima is $5 for those aged 13 and older.

  • When: September 19 – 21, 2024
  • Location: (Map It) Allen County Fairgrounds at 2750 Harding Hwy. in Lima, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-228-7141
  • Web: click here

Rebel Run Lima is a classic car, truck, and motorcycle event in Lima, Ohio. This annual event is for car, truck, and motorcycle enthusiasts. It offers a little bit of everything: Live music, parts vendors, muffler rapping, burnout, flame-throwing contests, and much, much more. There will be plenty of great food, too.

Glass Pumpkin Festival

Admission to the Glass Pumpkin Festival is free (There is a $5 parking voucher is redeemable for a pumpkin purchase).

The Jack Pine Glass Pumpkin Festival features thousands of one-of-a-kind, blown glass pumpkins for sale (including the Pumpkin of the Year!). Also, enjoy several artists selling their works created in a wide variety of mediums that Jack has curated just for this event. In addition to the variety of artists, there’s great food, live music, pumpkin carving, glass-blowing demos, and DIY activities.

Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival

Admission to Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival is free, with the exception of the Living History Village, which is approximately $3.

  • When: September 20 – 22, 2024 (Held the 3rd weekend in Sept from Fri – Sun)
  • Location: (Map It) downtown Tiffin, Ohio, and Hedges-Boyer Park between Summit and Coe Street
  • Phone: 419-447-4141
  • Web: www.tiffinfestival.com

Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival:  One of Ohio’s premier festivals draws thousands of people to Tiffin. History is brought to life at Heritage Village. Working craftspeople in authentic period dress demonstrate early American crafts. Civil War units re-enact the skills of the time. In the children’s area, youngsters are encouraged to experience hands-on activities related to our country’s heritage. Downtown, unique arts and crafts will be for sale, along with ethnic food wagons. Amusement rides and musical groups also perform continuously throughout the weekend.

Arts in the Alley

Arts-in-the-AlleyAdmission to the Grove City Arts in the Alley is free.

  • When: September 21 & 22, 2024 (Always the 3rd Sat & Sun in Sept) from 9:30am – 8pm on Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sunday.
  • Location: (Map It) Grove City Town Center at the intersection of Broadway & Park Street in Grove City, Ohio
  • Phone: 614-875-9762
  • Web: click here

The Arts in the Alley Music and Arts Festival is hosted by the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce and features more than 100 juried exhibitors displaying fine art, photography, jewelry, crafts, fabric art, glasswork, pottery, and wood creations. Festivities include a parade to kick off the event on Saturday morning (9:30am), various musical entertainment throughout the weekend, food vendors, and a Kids Fun Street.

Johnny Appleseed Festival

Admission to the Johnny Appleseed Festival in Lisbon, Ohio, is free.

  • When: September 21 & 22, 2024, from 10am – 6pm and 10am – 5pm, respectively (Always the third weekend in September)
  • Location: (Map It) Downtown Lisbon, Ohio
  • Phone: 330-424-1803
  • Web: click here

Johnny Appleseed Festival in Lisbon, Ohio:  Tinsmiths, apple pressers, and blacksmiths galore, plus apples, apples, apples galore! There is old-fashioned apple butter, apple fritters, apple dumplings, apple ice cream, and apple-everything, from apple pie baking contests to more than 30 concessionaires, all set in the historic downtown of Lisbon, Ohio. Festivities kick off with a parade, followed by dancing, music, and theater. Arts and crafts feature yarn spinning, goat milk soap, and chain saw wood crafts. The fun continues with games, a dunk tank, and more. There’s even a 1950s auto and motorcycle show.

Lorain Firefish Festival

Admission to Lorain Firefish Festival is Free.

  • When: September 21, 2024 (with the “burning of the fish” finale)
  • Location: (Map It) Downtown Lorain, Ohio
  • Web: click here

Lorain Firefish Festival: Experience Lorain’s Broadway Avenue as it ignites with HOT arts and fire performances orchestrated in unexpected places! Re-imagine downtown Lorain during this free arts festival as it becomes a stage for a scorching array of art, dance, music, and FIRE!

Opera on a fire truck, art installations lighting up storefronts, fire dancing on rooftops, ballet in an alley, or cabaret in an abandoned building – anything is possible at FireFish!

Local food and beverage vendors, regional artists and artisans, and interactive activities round out the festivities. The pulse of live music, dance, and a larger than life “FireFish” leads to the dusk performance, where drums,  fire dancers and fire jugglers light the way to a blaze of art and performances-  sizzling against the stunning backdrop of a  historic cityscape and the Black River Landing waterfront.

Preble County Pork Festival

Admission to Preble County Pork Festival is free.

  • When: September 21 & 22, 2024 (Always the third Sat & Sun in September)
  • Location: (Map It) Preble County Fairgrounds, 722 S. Franklin St. in Eaton, Ohio
  • Phone: 937-456-7273
  • Web: click here

Preble County Pork Festival in Eaton, Ohio:  Food, food, and more food! The best pork chops, side dishes, or breakfast pancakes and sausage in the region and nearly 500 arts and crafts vendors – most of which are under one roof. There’s a huge parade, live entertainment, pig races, and more. No matter what you choose to do, you will find this to be more than your ordinary festival.

WACO Fly In

Admission to WACO Fly-In at WACO Airfield in Troy, Ohio, is approx. $10/person ($5/kids 4-17 years old).

  • When: September 21 & 22, 2024, from 8am – 5pm
  • Location: (Map It) Historic WACO Field at 1865 S. County Rd. 25-A in Troy, Ohio (Exit #69 from I-75, two miles North)
  • Phone: 937-335-9226
  • Web: http://wacoairmuseum.org
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WACO Fly-In at WACO Airfield in Troy, Ohio, is held by the WACO Historical Society. It’s always a memorable experience for those who attend and enjoy the WACOs and other vintage airplanes flying in nationwide. Pilots will be available to provide rides in their beautiful open-cockpit biplanes. Interested persons should register with the WACO ride scheduler when they arrive. If you prefer to view the activities from the ground, bring your lawn chair and enjoy the air show. Afterward, browse the field to see aircraft close-up.

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus CXC

Welcome to Cartoon Crossroads Columbus

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, or CXC, is a comics, art, and animation festival where the greatest talent from the world of cartooning and comics descend at this annual celebration of the world’s most exciting art form.

Cartooning superstars headline a group of guests and 45 exhibitors appearing at the city-wide comics’ literary festival.

The group responsible is Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, aka “CXC”, a non-profit organization uniting a dozen Columbus arts organizations and bringing together individuals with over 250 collective years of experience in cartooning and comics-making.

“I love Columbus, and I love comics,” said Jeff Smith, creator of the popular BONE series of graphic novels and CXC’s Festival President and Artistic Director. “I want to bring the two together.”

The CXC approach differs from standard comics conventions by concentrating on the comics-makers as authors and then focusing heavily on the cartooning itself as laudable art rather than as creative fodder for film, television, and toys. Comics and cartoon art are in the spotlight at CXC, and cartoonists are the stars.

CXC also welcomes practitioners that embody a variety of different approaches to cartooning, from graphic novels to gag panels to newspaper strips to webcomics to superhero comics to animated film. CXC features comics to read for audiences aged 2 to 102.

CXC’s city-wide approach — with a dozen partnership institutions and five major Columbus venues— seeks to transform Columbus into an every-year, world-class destination for several multi-billion dollar industries: a Sundance for comics; a Cannes for the cartoon arts.

“I’ve been attending comics shows worldwide for 25 years now,” says Smith. “I want to bring the best of what I’ve experienced to CXC.”

Please e-mail cxcfestival@mail.com or visit cartooncrossroadscolumbus.com for more information, including a full schedule, art as needed, and complete guest lists and programming.

Barnesville Pumpkin Festival

Admission to the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival is free.

  • When: September 26 – 29, 2024 (Always the last full weekend in September)
  • Location: (Map It) Barnesville, Ohio
  • Phone: 740-425-2593
  • Web: click here

The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival has many exciting activities taking place. Its contests include hog calling, pumpkin rolling, largest pumpkin, pumpkin pie eating and banjo, and fiddle contests. If that weren’t enough, there is a giant pumpkin parade, tall tales, an antique car show, quilts, crafts, farm machinery, music, food, and entertainment.

Ohio Swiss Festival

Admission to Ohio Swiss Festival is free.

  • When: September 26 – 28, 2024 (Always the 4th Thrs – Sat after Labor Day)
  • Location: (Map It) Sugarcreek, Ohio
  • Phone: 330-852-4113
  • Web: click here

Ohio Swiss Festival in Sugarcreek, Ohio:  Experience the best of Switzerland here in the “Little Switzerland of Ohio.” Visitors will be drawn to the Swiss music and authentic Swiss costumes. Tons of Swiss cheese, polka bands, alpine horn players, and a parade are just some of the highlights.

Cleveland Ingenuity Festival

cleveland-ingenuity-festivalAdmission to the Cleveland Ingenuity Festival of Arts & Technology is approx. $10.

  • When: September 27 – 29, 2024.
  • Location: (Map It)  IngenuityLabs at 5401 Hamilton Ave in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Phone: 216-589-9444
  • Web: click here

Cleveland Ingenuity Festival of Arts & Technology in Cleveland, Ohio:  It’s a celebration of art, technology, music, and food designed for audiences of any age or experience. Visitors see how technology becomes a natural extension of art and artistic expression flows freely from the exploration of science, engineering, and math. They don’t simply bring the two disciplines together, they highlight the creativity and innovation taking place at the edge of both worlds. Ingenuity pushes boundaries, creating a unique festival experience that draws and celebrates diversity, and involves the audience as both spectator and participant.

Lawrence Orchards Applefest

Admission to the Lawrence Orchards Applefest in Marion is approx. $5/person.

Lawrence Orchards Applefest is a great place to spend an afternoon with the family. Plan to spend some time going from one activity to another and including a couple of hands-on activities. An apple snack is a must!! There will be hayrides, a petting farm with assorted small animals, a hay maze, a reading station, pumpkin painting, and several photo opportunity stations. Don’t forget to stop by the trees and pick your bag of apples. The orchard offers food vendor lunch options and a “top your own” apple bar.

Geneva Grape Jamboree

Admission to the Geneva Grape Jamboree is free.

Geneva Grape Jamboree in Geneva, Ohio: Thousands descend on this resort community to celebrate the grape harvest with a traditional grape stomping contest and two parades. Visitors are encouraged to taste grapes freshly squeezed and other grape products. Other treats include street entertainment, unique exhibits, grape culinary contest, arts and crafts, amusement rides and other activities for the entire family.

Germantown Pretzel Festival

Admission to the Germantown Pretzel Festival is free.

  • When: September 28 & 29, 2024 – Saturday 9am – 9pm and Sunday, Noon – 6pm (Always the final full weekend in September)
  • Location: (Map It) Veterans Memorial Park in Germantown, Ohio
  • Phone: 937-867-2228
  • Web: click here

Germantown Pretzel Festival in Germantown, Ohio:  Visit this scenic community and enjoy its free fall festival, which has been held annually since 1980. It features handcrafts, good food, live music, and shows. The park is handicap accessible with sidewalks. There’s also a historic railroad depot, caboose, log cabin, and children’s play area.

Pyramid Hill Art Fair

Admission to Pyramid Hill Art Fair in Hamilton, Ohio, is approx. $10/carload

  • When: September 28 & 29, 2024
  • Location: (Map It) 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road in Hamilton, Ohio
  • Phone: 513-868-1234
  • Web: click here

Pyramid Hill Art Fair features a juried show and sale by more than 70 artists. The artists are set up across the sweeping landscapes among the incredible permanent works of art dotting the hillsides, ponds, and woods. Guests will enjoy live music, fair foods, and fun activities. The park spans over 300 acres and features about 80 permanent outdoor sculptures, plus a museum of ancient sculptures.

Oktoberfest at the Mill

Admission to Oktoberfest at the Wolf Creek Grist Mill in Mohican is a nominal fee for ages 21 and over.

  • When: Usually the last Saturday in September
  • Location: (Map It) State Route 3 South, Loudonville, OH 44842
  • Phone: 419-541-0161
  • Web: click here

Oktoberfest at the Wolf Creek Grist Mill in Mohican has three large tents, so come rain or shine. This incredible fundraiser includes food, rubber duck races, beer, wine, games, and entertainment. The Wolf Creek Grist Mill allows visitors to help this historic site while enjoying the scenery, food, and tastings.

Oktoberfest at The Mill has become a popular event because, unlike many Oktoberfests that only offer a limited selection of beer, this event features over 75 different kinds of beer. Patrons love being able to sample any variety offered to experience many different beers without committing to an entire glass or bottle of something they’ve never had before.

Each visitor who is 21 years old and over has the opportunity to taste beers that range from seasonal selections, craft beers, and local selections, including nearby craft brewers Millersburg Brewing Company, international selections, ciders, gluten-free choices, and draft and bottle selections. Wines include varieties from D&D Smith Winery and Paper Moon Vineyards. This is Wolf Creek Grist Mill’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

Ohio County Fairs in September

Ohio County Fairs in September:

 

Ashland County Fair in Ashland
http://www.ashlandcountyfair.com

Brown County Fair in Georgetown
http://www.thelittlestatefair.com/

Delaware County Fair in Delaware
http://www.delawarecountyfair.com

Geauga County Fair in Burton
http://www.geaugafair.com

Guernsey County Fair in Old Washington
http://www.guernseycountyfair.org

Hancock County Fair in Findlay
http://www.hancockfairgrounds.com

Hardin County Fair in Kenton
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Highland County Fair in Hillsboro
http://www.highlandcountyfair.org

Hocking County Fair in Logan
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Mahoning County Fair in Canfield
http://www.canfieldfair.com

Montgomery County Fair in Dayton
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Morgan County Fair in McConnelsville
http://www.morgan-county-fair.com/

Tuscarawas County Fair in Dover
http://www.tuscarawascountyfair.com

Van Wert County Fair in Van Wert
http://www.vanwertcountyfair.com

Washington County Fair in Marietta
http://www.washcountyfair.org

Wayne County Fair in Wooster
http://www.waynecountyfairohio.com

Williams County Fair in Montpelier
http://www.wcofair.com

Wyandot County Fair in Upper Sandusky
https://www.thewyandotcountyfair.com/

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