2018 OHIO - AUGUST 2018
Food Festivals, & Other Food, Wine and Beer Events
(see also: 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2011)
July 25-August 5, 2018 Ohio State Fair - Columbus, Ohio
August 3-4, 2018
12th Annual Van Wert Rib Fest
Van Wert, Ohio
Annual Event featuring Ribs, Music & Fun!
August 3-4, 2018 Annual Vintage Ohio Wine Festival
Vintage Ohio is a two-day festival in Lake County, Ohio which will feature Ohio wineries, many food vendors, arts and music. Wine will be available to taste, by the glass and by the bottle. There is a designated driver program and all ages are welcome.
August 4, 2018 Corn City Festival - Deshler, Ohio
Deshler Park Deshler. Rides, a Parade, Volleyball, Kiddie Tractor Pulls, 1K and 5K runs, Live Musical Entertainment, band on Saturday night, along with great food! Car show on Sunday.
August 9-12, 2018 48th Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show
Antique/craft/flea market, 4 parades, tractors, engines & equipment, Sunday antique car show, camping & RV sites, baby costume contest, entertainment, antique and garden tractor pulls, covered bridge, log cabin livin’, threshing, sawmill, rock crushing, canning, broom making, grist mill, block making, shingle mill, blacksmith, etc.
August 10, 2018 11th Annual Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala
The Gala is a gourmet food and wine event that benefits the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center and Seeds of Hope Farm in Tiffin. The event celebrates local and seasonal cuisine by featuring the chemical-free, fresh produce, herbs, poultry and eggs from Seeds of Hope Farm. Chefs representing area restaurants and businesses from northwest Ohio and around the country participate in the Gala. Each chef plans his or her menu based on the available produce and other seasonal items from the Farm.
August 10-12, 2018 Germanfest Picnic - Dayton, Ohio
Presented by Dayton Liederkranz-Turner, the annual picnic will feature continuous live music, authentic German food, keg tapping, crafts, genealogy support, and kid zone.
August 10-12, 2018 North Ridgeville Corn Festival
North Ridgeville, Ohio
The annual festival will feature Sweet's corn steamed or roasted. Enjoy musical entertainment, parade, arts and crafts show, amusement rides, games, food, corn eating contest, 5 & 10k run, car show and horseshoe tournament.
August 11-12, 2018
National Hamburger Festival
THIS EVENT IS TAKING A YEAR OFF FOR 2018.
August 16-18, 2018
Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival
Brats, Beers and Cheers. First celebrated in the summer of 1967, this is an annual three-day event that is always held on the full third weekend of August. There are all kinds of activities to keep all ages entertained.
August 16-19, 2018 Lexington Blueberry Festival - Lexington, Ohio
Centered around family-friendly events and blueberries! Every year the festival adds more activities and entertainment for festival goers to enjoy. Every night includes noteworthy bands. Each day is full of rides, contests, business vendors, locally made crafts and a grand variety of blueberry foods. Festive parade, 5K Run, Highlander games, children’s blueberry games and fireworks on Saturday.
August 17-18, 2018 Burning River Fest - Cleveland, Ohio
Burning River Fest invites guests to discover Cleveland’s historic Coast Guard Station with live music, fresh food from local farms and eateries, chef demos, and plenty of GLBC beer, including Burning River Pale Ale, Oktoberfest, and a special, yet to be determined beer perfect for summer and the Burning River Fest. Festival goers can dance, eat, drink, and socialize while celebrating one of Cleveland’s most unique monuments.
August 17-18, 2018 Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival
EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL 2019. Reynoldsburg Festivals, Inc., The Non-Profit Organization that organizes the Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival is announcing that it is Postponing the festival until 2019. The decision was made after meetings with the city and our corporate sponsors, in order to move forward to make the festival the best it can be. Attendance: 35,000.
August 18, 2018 110th Swanton Corn Festival - Swanton, Ohio
Celebrate Our Corn Culture. Among the activities will be a parade, car show, corn hole tournament, and entertainment on Saturday night.
August 18-19, 2018 37th Annual Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival
The Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival features handmade arts and crafts. This is a family oriented alcohol-free event featuring children's activities with free entertainment, parking, and activities. Many local and regional artisans offering handmade arts and crafts, and of course, Sweet Corn!
August 24-25, 2018 Uncork'd WineFest - Ashtabula, Ohio
Formerly known as Wine & Walleye Festival. Original Festival, New Name. Celebrating Ashtabula County's favorite exports, the festival has live music, wine tastings, a fishing tournament, and food from local restaurants.
August 24-26, 2018 53rd Annual German-American Festival
Taking place at Oak Shade Grove. The Toledo Area’s Oldest, Largest and Greatest Ethnic Festival With Authentic German Food, Beer, and Entertainment. (also: gafsociety.org/Festival_Information.htm ) Attendance: 30,000
August 25-26, 2018 Annual Cleveland Garlic Festival - Cleveland, Ohio
Funds from the Cleveland Garlic Festival allow North Union Farmers’ Market to operate markets weekly throughout the year in Greater Cleveland. We administer and expand our educational and charitable market programs, which continue to be very important complements to our market season (Food Stamp enhanced purchases/EBT-SNAP, Music at the Market, Chef at the Market, Mighty Locavores K-2 educational programming in Cleveland Municipal School District and much more). With the help of 150 loyal farmers and producers, North Union Farmers Market will bring fresh, local, healthy food to more than 275,000+ customers this year.
August 29-September 1, 2018
The Sweet Corn Festival
Come enjoy hot butter flavored sweet corn served fresh on the cob and piping hot. Bring the whole family to experience a wide variety of delicious foods, large midway, tractor pulls, square dancing, contests galore, farm animals, historical exhibits and top-name country music entertainers while strolling the shady Historic Lions Park.
August 29-September 3, 2018
Van Wert County Fair
Van Wert, Ohio
Includes Apple Festival, Rib Fest, Old Fashioned Farmers Days, and much more.
August 31-Sept 1, 2018
PigMania Lebanon State Championship BBQ & Music Festival - Lebanon, Ohio
Great BBQ festival featuring a professional BBQ contest, Live music, FREE BBQ samples during our Peoples Choice contest on Saturday, plenty of the nations best BBQ vendors onsite, KCBS Judging class and a kids BBQ contest
August 31-September 3, 2018
The festival continues to celebrate the wonder that is the zucchini. Experience the first-class entertainment, great food and fun rides.
2017 OHIO - AUGUST 2017
Food Festivals, & Other Food, Wine and Beer Events
(events waiting for new dates)
August 25-26, 2017 Jungle Jim's BBQ & Grilling Festival
Great BBQ festival featuring a professional BBQ contest, FREE BBQ samples during our Peoples Choice contest on Saturday, plenty of the nations best BBQ vendors onsite.