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July 26-August 6, 2017 Ohio State Fair - Columbus, Ohio
August 4-5, 2017 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 5-6, 2017 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. Check details at www.deshlerohiochamber.com (419) 722-1069 or (419) 278-3483
August 10-13, 2017 47th 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 11, 2017 Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala - Tiffin, Ohio
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 11-13, 2017
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 11-13, 2017
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 12-13, 2017 National Hamburger Festival - Akron, Ohio
Hamburger Cook-Off, Ohio Hamburger Eating Championships, Bobbing For Burgers, Miss Hamburger Festival, Live Music, Family & Children’s Activities. Attendance: 20,000+
August 17, 2017 - Taste to Remember - Cincinnati, Ohio
Annual Taste to Remember. Freshly prepared food and fine wine will delight your senses as you tour the silent auction and vie for the chance to have a local chef dazzle you with a delicious, multi-course meal in your home. Your fabulous night out will benefit Children’s Hunger Alliance.
August 5-6, 2016 - 10th Annual Van Wert Rib Fest - Van Wert, Ohio
Annual Event featuring Ribs, Music & Fun!
August 18-20, 2016 Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival - Bucyrus, Ohio
Theme for 2016: 'If You Mustache...Brattie is 49' 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 18-21, 2016 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 19-20, 2016 - Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival
Held in celebration of Reynoldsburg's claim as "birthplace of the commercial tomato". Festival-goers enjoy tomato displays and contests, consessions, arts and crafts exhibits, live musical entertainment, children's activities, and the opportunity to meet the friendly people of Reynoldsburg. Attendance: 35,000.
August 20, 2016 108th Swanton Corn Festival - Swanton, Ohio
The theme for 2016 will be "Corn Wars: May the Stalks be With You". Among the activities will be a parade, car show, corn hole tournament, and entertainment on Saturday night.
August 20-21, 2016 35th 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 21-27, 2016 Dayton Beer Week - Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Beer Week is a week long celebration of beer. By partnering with local breweries, restaurants, bars, and distributors, our goal is to increase Dayton's footprint on the national craft beer map. Through a wide variety of events, we aim to foster a collaborative environment so we can push Dayton further along as the great beer city that we locally know it as. As the nation’s craft beer industry grows exponentially, so has the local beer scene over the last few years. We boast 11+ local breweries, numerous beer-focused pubs and stores, and a population ever-warming to the idea that beer should not only taste like something, but taste like something delicious.
August 25-28, 2016 Obetz Zucchinifest - Obetz, Ohio
The festival continues to celebrate the wonder that is the zucchini. Experience the first-class entertainment, great food and fun rides.
August 26-27, 2016 Burning River Fest - Cleveland, Ohio
In 2016, 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 26-28, 2016 51st 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 27, 2016 AleFest Dayton - Dayton, Ohio
An evolutionary and unique direct pairing of fine foods with complementary craft beer styles in a responsible, educational, & enjoyable fashion.
August 27-28, 2016 Wine & Walleye Festival - Ashtabula, Ohio
Celebrating Ashtabula County's favorite exports, the festival has live music, wine tastings, a fishing tournament, and food from local restaurants.
August 27-28, 2016 8th Annual Cleveland Garlic Festival
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 31-Sept 3, 2016 The Sweet Corn Festival - Millersport, Ohio
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 31-September 5, 2016 Van Wert County Fair - Van Wert, Ohio
Includes Apple Festival, Rib Fest, Old Fashioned Farmers Days, and much more.
August 7-9, 2015 27th Tuscarawas County Italian-American Festival
Home Cooking at Authentic Italian-American Heritage Tent, plus variety of delicious Food Vendors, Games, Amusement Rides, Beverage Garden & comfortable seating.
August 9, 2015 Festival of India - Toledo, Ohio
Experience Flavors of India. The Hindu Temple of India hosts the annual event with Indian food, desserts, dances, a fashion show, live music, costumes, jewelry, cooking demos, bridal dresses, henna, children's activities, cultural programs and much more.
August 8-10, 2014 Huron Rotary Fine Art & Food Festival - Huron, Ohio
An array of gourmet food trucks are featured this year, each with its own a unique and specialized choice of cuisine. Expect great music again in the spacious boat basin amphitheater. The artists will display their work during festival hours, Friday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Judging will take place on Saturday morning with many artists donating fine art to be raffled off to lucky ticket holders on Sunday between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. (also: www.huronrotary.org/ )
August 8-10, 2014 Taste of Clermont - Batavia, Ohio
Taste of Clermont is Canceled for 2015.
August 17-18, 2013 Willoughby Hills Fall Corn Fest
Willoughby Hills, Ohio
The 5th annual Fall Corn Fest will feature activities for every age--a parade, 5K run, classic car cruise, recipe contest, arts & crafts, cornhole tournament, entertainment, fireworks, and food, food, food!
August 4, 2011 A Taste of Columbus - Columbus, Ohio
A unique event benefitting Home Reach Hospice with culinary delights by some of Columbus' top chefs.
August 26-27, 2011 Columbus Wine Festival - Columbus, Ohio
Event posponed for 2012. We hope to be back in 2013.
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