July Ohio Festivals & Events in Mid Summer

Brunswick Summer Celebration

Admission to Brunswick Summer Celebration is $3.  

  • When: June 29 – July 4, 2016
  • Location: (Map It) Brunswick High School in Brunswick, Ohio
  • Phone: 330-220-1111
  • Web: Summer-Celebration.com

Brunswick Summer Celebration is one of the leading festivals in the area. From contests and giveaways, to amusement park rides and games, there’s something for everyone at this six day festival. Events include: all genres of live musical acts and entertainment, rides for all ages (Bates Bros. Amusements), food, games, commercial vendors, beer grotto, give-a-ways, committee sponsored contests for all ages and fireworks (Saturday). No matter what you do, there’s always something for you at this Brunswick summer tradition.

Ashville 4th Of July Celebration

Admission to Ashville 4th Of July Celebration is free.

  • When: June 30 – July 4, 2016
  • Location: (Map It) Ashville, Ohio
  • Phone: 740-207-1865

Ashville 4th Of July Celebration:  For more than 80 years, families have gathered to celebrate a day of freedom at this festival. For the first couple of days the party begins with some good old fashioned food, fun, and entertainment. Ashville’s 4th of July Celebration is famous for their colossal fish sandwiches and Triple Treat Shows. But the real show is on the 4th. To kick off the big day, the festival starts with a Grand Parade. Throughout the afternoon there’s entertainment, food, and contests. And of course, as for a grand finale, there is a firework show.

First Town Days Festival

Admission to First Town Days Festival in New Philadelphia is free.

First Town Days Festival in New Philadelphia:  A decades old tradition that started as a small festival to raise money to restore the aging 1928 Hershel-Spillman Carousel has now become an event that the city of New Philadelphia cherishes and enjoys every year. First Town Days offers plenty to do for any festival goer. They start the party with a pageant, and continue the excitement throughout the afternoon with parades, a 5k run, shows, contests (including the odd contest of “men’s legs”), live concerts and so much more. There are different themes each day- a day for seniors, families, etc.

Pomeroy Rhythm On The River

Meigs-Rhythm-on-the-RiverAdmission to Rhythm On The River is free.

  • When: Fridays in July beginning at 8 p.m.
  • Location: (Map It) Riverside Amphitheater in downtown Pomeroy, Ohio
  • Phone: 740-992-6524 or 1-877-MEIGS-CO
  • Web: www.pomeroyblues.org

Pomeroy, Ohio’s “Rhythm on the River” is a series of free concerts held on Friday evenings throughout the Summer. Well attended by families and individuals alike, the Rhythm on the River shows are a wonderful way to spend a nice summer eve congregating with friends and neighbors.

Fairborn’s Heritage Days

Admission to Fairborn’s Heritage Days is free.

  • When: July 3, 2016 from 3pm – 8pm
  • Location: (Map It) Fairborn, Ohio at the Mercer-Smith Log Cabin and other historical locations
  • Phone: 937-609-8112

Fairborn’s Heritage Days in Fairborn, Ohio:  Enjoy a quilt show, garden tours, historical re-enactments and photo displays, Wright B Flyer simulators, special family activities from Carriage Hill Farm, Carillon Historical Park, the National Aviation Heritage Alliance, and the National Park Service. Step back in time with the special events at the Mercer-Smith Log Home. Enjoy the Heritage Picnic Lunch and Ice Cream Social from 3:30 – 7pm at the Fairborn Senior Center. Enjoy Young’s ice cream, explore the rain gardens, take a carriage ride, play yard games, relax to great music. Stroll down Main Street to view more than 100 antique and new quilts on display in the storefronts of 22 participating businesses.

Gallipolis River Recreational Festival

Admission to Gallipolis River Recreational Festival is free.

  • When:  July 3 & 4, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Location:  Gallipolis City Park (You can google or map quest 16 State Street, Gallipolis, Ohio
  • Phone:  740-446-0596 or 740-446-6882
  • Web: gallipolisriverrec.com/

Gallipolis River Recreational Festival:  For almost fifty years, the Annual Gallipolis River Recreation Festival, sponsored by the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce, has been held over the 4th of July, with the magnificent Ohio River as a backdrop.  The City Park, occupying one full block in the center of the historic downtown, and First Avenue along the River, provide the ideal venue.

The three day celebration features daily entertainment, including national and local musical talent, a special Kids Day with multiple activities and prizes throughout the day, outstanding food vendors, crafters, a live auction, Queen contests, baby contests, amusement rides, an art exhibit (both for youth and adult), an impressive Parade and as a grand finale, a fireworks extravaganza!  Each year, the River Recreation Festival grows, and has become the highpoint of community celebration, attracting thousands of residents and travelers from across the country.

Centerville Americana Festival

Admission to Americana Festival is free.

Americana Festival in Centerville, Ohio:  This is an old fashioned celebration of our nation’s birthday. Over 70,000 people annually attend this one-day event. The festival features a 5K family run a street fair with over 300 arts & crafts exhibitors and food vendors and live entertainment all day. A 21 acre off-street park area is devoted to entertaining children and includes everything from pony rides and a water feature to a petting zoo and games. There is a 100+ unit street parade and a large classic & antique car and truck show. The day culminates with a spectacular fireworks display. Admission to all festival events is free and there is ample free parking both for the public and for vendors.

Downtown Loudonville Classic Car Show

Admission to Downtown Loudonville Classic Car Show is free.

  • When: July 4, 2015
  • Where: (Map It) Historic downtown Loudonville, Ohio
  • Call: 1-877-2-MOHICAN or 877-266-4422 or 419-994-4789

Downtown Loudonville Classic Car Show:  Rated #1 in the best downtown events in 2008 by Cruisin’ Times Magazine. Enjoy more than 500 cars that will come rolling into town for the day. Listen to live music! Taste great food. It’s a wonderful event for the whole family! Visit the downtown shops and restaurants too.

Ohio Hills Folk Festival

Admission to Ohio Hills Folk Festival is free.

Ohio Hills Folk Festival:  Just northeast of Seneca Lake, the small town of Quaker City hosts its annual after-the-fourth celebration. Celebrate over 100 years of festivity with parades, concessions, and crafts. A Fireman’s Queen, Princess and Prince are crowned to start of the four days of festivities. The annual 5k, car show, and several different parades and tractor cruises are held throughout the celebration. Plenty of BBQ, constant live entertainment and shows will give everyone a chance to enjoy.

Chagrin Valley Jumper Classic

chagrin-jumper-classicChagrin Valley Jumper Classic requires a general admission ticket.

  • When: Opening weekend is July 7 – 9, 2016 and rated week is July 12 – 17, 2016
  • Location: (Map It) Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field in Moreland Hills, Ohio
  • Phone: 330-903-9915
  • Web: Click here

Chagrin Valley Jumper Classic:  One of Northern Ohio’s summer highlights is the popular Hunter Jumper Classic, held every July at the Chagrin Valley’s picturesque Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field. In past years, the show has hosted more than 500 competitors from over 30 states and several foreign countries. The event is organized by the volunteers of the non-profit 501(c)(3) Chagrin Valley PHA (Professional Horsemen’s Association) Horse Show, Inc.

The highlight of the show is the Cleveland Grand Prix. The Cleveland Grand Prix has historic significance in the equestrian world because it was the first show jumping grand prix held in this nation, debuting in 1965. In addition to the two weeks of exciting horse show jumping competition, the show also features the following: Opening weekend competition highlighting riders from Northeast Ohio and the surrounding areas. Family activities, canine events, great food and great shopping.

Country Concert Music Fest

Get tickets to the Country Concert Music Fest in Ft. Loramie, Ohio .

Country Concert Music Festival in Ft. Loramie, Ohio:  This nationally known three day music festival attracts thousands and hosts some of the biggest names in country music.  Come enjoy the world’s best country artists in a wonderful outdoor setting.  Headlining this year’s concert are Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, and Brantley Gilbert.  Check out their web site for the complete line up of performers and ticket prices for this year’s show.

FCII Festival

Admission to FCII Festival is free.

  • When: July 7 – 10, 2016 (Always the second weekend in July)
  • Location; (Map It) Elyria, Ohio at Lorain County Community College and Kanisa House (Underground Railroad)
  • Phone: 440-366-3244

FCII Festival at LCCC:  The annual festival is one of the biggest festivals in Ohio. The festival promotes diversity and family unity. It’s an interpersonal tool that provides an opportunity to help each culture celebrate its beauty, uniqueness, and contributions to today’s society and bring them all into the Iron Castle. The festival features an Underground Railroad tour, recreational activities and performances, guest speakers and workshops.

Summit County Italian American Festival

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

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.

Great Mohican Indian Pow-Wow

Admission to Great Mohican Indian Pow-Wow: $8 adults, $4 Children, Pre School Free

  • When: July 8 – 10, 2016
  • Location: (Map It) Mohican Reservation Camp & Festival Grounds at 23270 Wally Road in Loudonville,Ohio 44842
  • Phone: 800-766-2267
  • Web: www.mohicanpowwow.com
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mohican-indian-pow-wowGreat Mohican Indian Pow-Wow:  A past top-100 event in the USA by the American Bus Association. Learn Native American cultures and lifestyle through live music, dancing, and drum competitions plus storytelling and tomahawk throwing and fire starting demonstrations. In addition, there’s artisans, craftsmen and traders plus plenty of food. It is held rain or shine.

Hocking Hills Lilyfest

Admission to Hocking Hills LilyFest is free.

  • Open: July 8 – 10, 2016 (Always the second full weekend in July)
  • Location: (Map It) Hocking Hills, Ohio
  • Phone: 1-800-Hocking or 740-969-2873 or 740-385-9706
  • Web: www.lilyfest.com

Hocking Hills LilyFest:  Master gardeners and Ohio Certified Naturalists will be available to answer questions.  Music features local musicians performing in a variety of Appalachian styles – instrumental and vocal.

Lagrange Street Polish Festival

Admission to Lagrange Street Polish Festival in Toledo: $4/person, $3 Seniors, $2 Sunday, Children 8 and under are free.

  • When: July 8 – 10, 2016 – Friday 5 pm to 11pm, Saturday noon to 11pm, Sunday noon to 7pm.
  • Location: (Map It) Lagrange Street between Central and Mettler Streets in Toledo, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-255-8406 Ext. 304
  • Web: www.polishfestival.org/

Lagrange Street Polish Festival in Toledo, Ohio:  Toledo’s Polish Village celebrates its heritage and showcases its central business district with the city’s largest street festival – attracting over 25,000 visitors last year. The festival features the finest polka bands from across the Midwest, a variety of Polish food and delicacies, plenty of Polish (Pivo) and American beer, soft drinks and bottled water, a polka dance contest on Sunday at 5 pm, a pierogi-eating contest on Saturday at 6 pm, a children’s area with rides and games, and arts and craft vendors from across the region.

The Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival

bcvb-MidUSAOCAdmission to The Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival: $4 walk-in and $10 carload, visit website for more details)

  • When: July 8 – 9, 2016 – Friday (4pm – 10pm) Saturday (7am – 11am) and (4pm – 10pm),  Sunday (7am – 11am)
  • Location: (Map It) Smith Park at 500 Tytus Avenue in Middletown, OH
  • Phone: 513-705-1770
  • Web: www.ohiochallenge.com/

The Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival in Middletown features a hot air balloon competition with over 40 hot air balloons, sky divers, food and craft vendors and more! Come out to see special shape balloons, the Friday Night Fireworks, or to enjoy the beautiful balloon glows.

Early America Live

jefferson-depot-villageAn 1890 Reenactment Festival

Admission to Early America Live, An 1890 Reenactment Festival in Jefferson, Ohio:  Adults: $7 donation, under 6 free

  • When: July 9 & 10, 2016 (annually, 2nd weekend in July) Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5.
  • Location: (Map It) Jefferson Depot Village, 147 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, Ohio
  • Phone: 614-507-5246
  • Web: www.jeffersondepotvillage.org/

Early America Live, An 1890 Reenactment Festival in Jefferson, Ohio:  1890 becomes “alive” as you enter the gates into the historic 19th century village. Costumed kinfolk recreate the “period” as you peek into the past in each restored building and on the grounds.   Attend school in the 1838 One-Room Schoolhouse, early recess games, make & take crafts. Candle-making, basketry, dying & spinning wool, pottery. Herb garden tours, tussie-mussies, pump-organ concert,  Pastor on horseback Saturday at 11 a.m.,  Fashion Show.  1816 Jonathan Warner Tavern dedication Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Dixieland Band at 2:00 p.m. in the 1864 Lenox Bandwagon.  1890 Food Menu.  Fun for All! 1890 Guided Tours available June to October, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 p.m., Monday & Thursday 10-4p.m.  Group tours any time by appointment.

Toledo Lighthouse Waterfront Festival

toledo-lighthouse-societyAdmission to Toledo Lighthouse Waterfront Festival is free. Parking is free. Donation of $3 requested.

  • When: July 9 & 10, 2016 from 10am – 8pm and 11am-5 pm, respectively
  • Location: (Map It) Maumee Bay State Park, 1750 Park Rd. #2 in Oregon, Ohio 43616
  • Phone: 419-691-3788
  • Web: www.toledolighthouse.org

The Toledo Lighthouse Waterfront Festival is located on an inland lake near the shores of Lake Erie. The waterfront festival offers summer music in the amphitheater throughout the festival.  There is a sand castle contest at 11 am on Saturday.  There are over 50 nautically themed arts and crafts in the nautical village. There are over 200 silent auction items and many gift cards and unique items. There are boat rides to go into the lighthouse (weather permitting and ability to climb rung ladder) and boat rides around the lighthouse.  There are children’s activities, face painting, hands on art and more.  There is a magician and pupateer in the amphitheater Sunday afternoon.  Fest food vendors offer perch, brats, wraps, Toft’s ice cream and more. There is a Saturday evening concert at 7 pm. – free.


Youngstown Festival of the Arts

Admission to Youngstown Summer Festival of the Arts is free.

When: July 9 & 10, 2016
Location: (Map It) Youngstown Ohio at Youngstown State University
Phone: 330-941-2307
Web: www.ysu.edu/sfa

The Summer Festival of the Arts at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio is a true celebration of the visual and performing arts. Welcoming over 80 local, regional and national artists, the event draws over 15,000 people to the park-like campus. In addition to the artists’ marketplace, dozens of music, theater and dance performances occur and activities are planned by local museums and churches. An ethnic fair, 5K run and children’s activities add to the excitement of this two-day event. Admission and parking are free to the Summer Festival of the Arts.

FirstEnergy All American Soap Box Derby

all-american-soapbox-derby-akron-ohioSaturday admission to FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby is $5.

Akron’s All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio is held every July and has run nationally since 1934. With free admission, the World Championship finals are comprised of more than 550 qualifiers from states around the U.S. and several foreign countries. The race has more than 10,000 spectators who attend annually and over 1,500 volunteers every year. The race features boy and girl drivers from ages 7-20, who compete in one of three different divisions in these “gravity” races for scholarships and other prizes. Race week at Derby Downs race track is filled with many activities. The race encourages young people to take in the true spirit of teamwork and sportsmanship of the derby’s history. With over 75 years of race history, every year at the FirstEnergy All-American Soup Box Derby World Championship is a new, exciting all-day event that has been enjoyed by thousands for generations.

The Great Downtown Sidney BBQfest

sidney bbq festAdmission to The Great Downtown Sidney BBQfest is free.

The Great Downtown Sidney BBQfest:  Join in the fun as downtown Sidney celebrates the community’s best cooks and music! Judges will sample pork ribs, pulled pork and BBQ chicken legs. Cook-Off Teams will have available for sale their best dishes for the public to enjoy. Downtown Sidney’s weekly Farmer’s Market will kick off at 8:00 a.m. BBQ vendors will begin selling at 11:00 a.m.  A variety of live music to be enjoyed throughout the day. Additional information can be found by clicking the Facebook link above.

Crazy Cardboard Boat Regatta

Admission to Crazy Cardboard Boat Regatta is free. Parking fee may apply.

  • When: July 16, 2016 from 10am – 3pm
  • Location: (Map It) Voice of America Park at 7850 VOA Park Drive in West Chester, Ohio
  • Phone: 513-867-5835
  • Web: www.yourmetroparks.net

The Crazy Cardboard Boat Regatta at Voice of America Park in West Chester, Ohio: This wildly popular event features handcrafted boats made entirely out of cardboard. Winners of each category are awarded plaques to commemorate their cardboard victory. Come out to the Crazy Cardboard Regatta and enjoy the fun!

The Lancaster Festival

pic-lancaster-fest-listing1The Lancaster Festival in Lancaster, Ohio features more than 75 events and over half are free.

The Lancaster Festival in downtown Lancaster, Ohio provides 10 days of music, art and family fun! This fantastic summer festival is a celebration of music and the arts featuring live concerts in downtown Lancaster, an award-winning festival orchestra, nationally recognized top name performers, daily activities for children, a legendary artwalk and non-stop energy throughout the city.

Children’s events include Festival Fair Day, Rising Park Day and the Children’s Art Fair. Performing artists come from a wide variety of genres and include regional talent as well as household names. Come join us for Tribute Night, Singer/Songwriter Night or one of our big Saturday Night shows. Other activities include daily chamber music concerts, a 5K road race, performances at the local mall and a two-show production by the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre.

Be sure to visit www.lancasterfestival.org for a full program description and ticketing information. You may also check out their Facebook Page or call 740-687-4808 for timely updates.

Celina Lake Festival

Admission to Celina Lake Festival is free.

  • When: July 22 – 24, 2016
  • Location: (Map It) Main Street and Lake Shore Dr. in Celina, Ohio
  • Phone:  419-586-2219 or 419-586-0993
  • Web: www.lakefestival.com/

The Celina Lake Festival is held on the shores of Grand Lake St. Mary’s in downtown Celina. For more than 50 years, this three-day event packs in family fun and even features cars that swim! The festival begins Friday night with a brilliant fireworks show, live entertainment and the Amphicar Swim-In and a Cruise-In with over 250 cars. Throughout the weekend there will be a parade, a car show, boat Poker Run, a cardboard Duct Tape boat race, a kiddie fishing derby, and kiddie and adult tractor pulls. A volleyball tournament, a 5-k, a Women’s Walk for Wellness and the pageant to win Miss Lake Festival are also held during this festival all centered around the beautiful shores of Celina Lake.

Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest

Admission to Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest is free.

  • When:  July 22 – 24, 2016 from 11am – 11pm on Friday and Saturday and until 8:30pm on Sunday
  • Location: (Map It) Columbus, Ohio ( The Arena District: North Bank Park, McFerson Commons, and Spring & Long Streets in downtown Columbus)
  • Phone: 614-645-7995
  • Web: www.hotribscooljazz.org/

Columbus Jazz & Rib Festival:  There’s no better way to celebrate summer than with hot ribs and cool jazz.  Featuring the finest local, regional, and international jazz artists on three stages, the annual Jazz & Rib Fest will offer a diverse lineup of artists guaranteed to satisfy the cravings of any jazz connoisseur while barbeque pit masters serve up sizzling ribs, chicken, and more.  Savor the best ribs from around the country as 23 award-winning barbeque teams compete for “Best Ribs” bragging rights.  Jazz & Rib Fest is also proud to partner with “The Happiest 5K on the Planet” – The Color Run – for the annual Columbus fun run on Saturday.  Sizzling hot BBQ ribs, cool jazz and refreshing beverages are just a step away as runners cross the finish line.  To register for The Color Run, visit www.TheColorRun.com.

Shelby County Fair

Admission to the Shelby County Fair in Sidney, Ohio is approximately $10.

Shelby County Fair in Sidney, Ohio:  Enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes, and excitement of the Shelby County Fair.  This fair has been going strong for more than 150 years! It features a variety of activities and attractions sure to entertain both the young and old of heart!  Featured activities include live concerts, 4H and livestock shows, a demolition derby, games, Midway games, a tractor pull, harness racing, and much more.  In addition, fair goers enjoy a wide variety of food and deserts sure to satisfy their every taste bud! Check out their web site for show times and ticket prices.

Annie Oakley Festival

Admission and parking to Annie Oakley Festival in Versailles, Ohio are free.

  • When: July 26 – 31, 2016
  • Location: (Map It) York Woods, 6129 Reed Rd in Versailles, Ohio (7 miles north of Greenville along St Rt 127)
  • Phone:   937-623-9235
  • Web:  www.annieoakleyfestival.org and Facebook

The Annie Oakley Festival in Versailles, Ohio  celebrates Annie Oakley’s humble beginnings and worldwide fame. The festival includes a shooting contest for young women and recognizes a new Miss Annie Oakley who reigns throughout the year. There will be a fast draw contest, car show, old time melodrama, bus tours of the historically-rich county, talent show, competitive family fun games, and a fabulous western arts show including knife throwing, whip cracking, and variety entertainment.

There will also be a petting zoo, live musical entertainment, a Buffalo Bill impersonator and historian, daily Annie’s story time for children, and food, flea market, antique, and craft vendors. This year the festival will welcome a certified Parelli Horsemanship instructor who will be giving two demonstrations each day, which will include cowboy shooting from horseback. Finally the festival is thrilled to announce the return of the parade to downtown Greenville on Saturday morning at 10am. Come out and enjoy some old time fun and food with friends and family!

Avon Lake Summer Market

The Avon Lake Summer Market is free.

  • When: July 29 & 30, 2016 from 5:00-9:00 pm and 9:00 am-4:00 pm respectively
  • Location: (Map It) The Summer Market is located at Veterans Memorial Park in Avon Lake, Ohio at Route 83 and Lake Road.
  • Web: www.thesummermarket.com

avon-lake-summer-marketThe annual Summer Market is held in Avon Lake, Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie. It includes delicious food, great music and more than 40 vendors and shops. A little vintage and a littlebeachy, this unique event draws thousands of guests each year.

Big Bend Blues Bash

Big Bend Blues Bash in Pomeroy, Ohio

  • When: July 29 & 30, 2016 (Always the last Fri & Sat in July)
  • Location: (Map It) Riverside Amphitheatre in downtown Pomeroy, Ohio
  • Phone: 740-992-6524
  • Web Site: www.pomeroyblues.org

Meigs-Blues-BashThe Big Bend Blues Bash in Pomeroy:  Over the past few years, the “Big Bend Blues Bash” has become the premiere festival of Southeast Ohio. This year, three big days including an Acoustic Night, Blues Competition, Main Event and Kids Activities.  Held on the banks of the mighty Ohio River, there is no better place to be for a little Blues, Brews, and BBQ!

Canal Winchester Blues & Ribfest

canal-winchester-bluesAdmission to Canal Winchester Blues & Ribfest is free.

  • When: July 29 & 30, 2016 – Friday 5pm-11pm & Saturday 11am-11pm
  • Location: (Map It) 36 South High Street, Canal Winchester, Ohio (street closed to vehicles during event)
  • Phone: 614-270-5053 or 614-738-4804
  • Website: www.bluesandribfest.com

Canal Winchester Blues & Ribfest in Canal Winchester, Ohio:  Smokin’ blues, sizzlin’ hot ribs and more! This summer street celebration features live blues music, world-class ribs, a variety of quality non-rib food options, locally crafted items/art, and a beer garden for blues and rib-loving fans 21 and over. There is no charge for admission to this popular event so plan early and bring your friends and family to help you celebrate some of your favorite sights, sounds, and tastes of summer!

Frankfort Sunflower Festival

Admission to Frankfort Sunflower Festival is free.

  • When: July 29 – 31, 2016 (Always the last Fri – Sun in July)
  • Where: (Map It) Frankfort, Ohio (Located on U.S. Rt. 35 between Chillicothe and Washington Court House, Ohio)
  • Phone: 740-998-4060  or 800-413-4118 or 740-702-7677
  • Web: www.sunflowerfestival.net

The Frankfort Sunflower Festival (formerly the International Sunflower Fest) is in Frankfort, Ohio. It is held annually on Labor Day weekend. This event is for people of all ages and includes concessions, a car show, antique tractors, a kiddy tractor pull, games, live music, a parade, an adult Tug of War contest with a purse, sunflower contest (biggest, tallest, etc.), photo contest, corn hole tournament, pie auction, and craft tent. Come join the community church service held Sunday morning in the center of town.

Howard Chandler Christy Art Show

Admission to Howard Chandler Christy Art Show is free.

  • When: July 30 & 31, 2016 (Always the last Sat & Sun in July)
  • Location: (Map It) McConnelsville, Ohio At the “Grove” at 10th and Main St. (Rt.60)
  • Phone: 740-962-5642
  • Web: Click here

Howard Chandler Christy Art Show:  All art mediums welcome. Amateur and Prof. (Non-juried.) $ entry fee.  Food, music, parking, free to the public. Saturday registration is 7:30-10:30. Judging begins 11am Saturday. Art auction 2pm Sunday, and awards ceremony at 4 pm (Cash and ribbon awards given). Howard Chandler Christy was a world famous illustrator of the early 1900’s born in Morgan County near McConnelsville, Ohio. Christy ‘s well known works include the painting of the “Greenville Treaty”, “Signing of US. Constitution,” Naval recruitment posters, and the “Christy Girls.” Join us under the trees.


Ohio county fairs in July:

Harrison County Fair in Cadiz – Click here

Clinton County Fair in Wilmington – http://www.clintoncountyfair.org/

Lawrence County Fair in Proctorville – www.lawrencecountyohiofair.com/

Madison County Fair in London – http://www.madisoncountyfairoh.com/

Logan County Fair in Bellefontaine – http://www.logancountyfair.org/

Franklin County Fair in Hilliard – http://www.fcfair.org/fair-event

Adams County Fair in West Union – http://www.adamscountyfairground.com/

Crawford County Fair in Bucyrus – http://www.crawfordcofair.com/

Jackson County Fair in Wellston - http://www.jacksoncofair.org/

Perry County Fair in New Lexington – http://perrycountyfair.com/

Warren County Fair in Lebanon – http://www.warrencountyfair.org/

Fayette County Fair in Washington Court House – http://www.fayettecoagsociety.com/

Ottawa County Fair in Oak Harbor – http://www.ottawacountyfair.org/

Carroll County Fair in Carrollton – http://www.carrollcountyohio.com/fair/

Clark County Fair in Springfield – http://www.clarkcountyfair.org/

Knox County Fair in Mount Vernon – http://www.knoxcountyfair.org/

Butler County Fair in Hamilton – http://www.butlercofair.com/

Clermont County Fair in Owensville – http://www.clermontcountyfair.org/

Shelby County Fair in Sidney – http://www.shelbycountyfair.com/

Summit County Fair in Tallmadge – http://www.summitfair.com/fair.html

Union County Fair in Marysville – http://www.ohiounioncountyfair.org/

Seneca County Fair in Tiffin – http://www.senecacountyfair.org/

Lucas County Fair in Maumee – http://www.lucascountyfair.com/

Pike County Fair in Piketon – http://www.pikecofair.com/

OHIO STATE FAIR in Columbus – http://www.ohiostatefair.com/

Preble County Fair in Eaton – http://www.preblecountyfair.org/

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