2014 OHIO - AUGUST 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(see also: 2015 - 2013 - 2011)
July 23-Aug 3, 2014 Ohio State Fair - Columbus, Ohio
August 1-2, 2014
Canal Winchester Blues & Ribfest
Central Ohio, Ohio
As central Ohio's only all-Blues & Rib-themed festival, this event draws serious rib and blues aficionados from around the state. Sizzling hot ribs and authentic live blues are served up on the streets of historic downtown Canal Winchester Ohio. Fun activities for children and a wine/beer garden for our Blues and Rib lovers over 21 years old will be available.
August 1-2, 2014 20th Vintage Ohio Wine Festival - Lake County, Ohio
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 7-10, 2014 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 8, 2014 Gala Gourmet Food & Wine Event - 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 8-9, 2014 8th Annual Van Wert Rib Fest - Van Wert, Ohio
August 8-10, 2014 Tuscarawas County Italian-American Festival
26th Annual Festival. Home Cooking at Authentic Italian-American Heritage Tent, plus variety of delicious Food Vendors, Games, Amusement Rides, Beverage Garden & comfortable seating.
August 8-10, 2014 North Ridgeville Corn Festival - North Ridgeville, Ohio
The 40th 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 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 Germanfest Picnic 2014 - Dayton, Ohio
Presented by Dayton Liederkranz-Turner, the 31st annual picnic will feature continuous live music, authentic German food, keg tapping, crafts, genealogy support, and kid zone.
August 8-10, 2014 Taste of Clermont/Batavia Bicentennial 2014
Great food provided by Clermont County restaurants, the Art Village hosting local artists, Ohio wines, cooking demos, music and activites for the kids.
August 9-10, 2014 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: 30,000+
August 10, 2014 25th Festival of India - Toledo, Ohio
This year's theme: The Big Fat Indian Wedding. 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 14, 2014 Taste to Remember - Cincinnati, Ohio
1st 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 14-16, 2014 Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival - Bucyrus, Ohio
Theme for 2014: 'The Big Brat Theory' 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 14-17, 2014 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 15-16, 2014 Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival - Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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 15-24, 2014 Dayton Beer Week - Dayton, Ohio
August 16, 2014 106th Swanton Corn Festival - Swanton, Ohio
The theme for 2014 will be "Follow the Yellow Corn Road". Among the activities will be a parade, car show, corn hole tournament, and entertainment on Saturday night.
August 16-17, 2014 33rd 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 16-17, 2014 Corn City Festival 2014 - Deshler, Ohio
Pageant, Parade, Corn City Idol, Car Show, Chicken BBQ, Cornhole Tournament, Fun Run, Tug of War, Music and More!
August 21-24, 2014 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 22-24, 2014 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 22-24, 2014 49th 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. Attendance: 30,000.
August 23, 2014 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 27-30, 2014 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 30-September 1, 2014 West Jefferson Annual Ox Roast
West Jefferson, Ohio
Held annually over Labor Day weekend, our festival is the only festival that cooks 5,500 lbs. of beef underground. Join us for family oriented entertainment, food, rides, arts & crafts, parade, pageant, bike tour, car show, watermelon, hot dog and ice cream eating contests, and much more.
August 30-September 1, 2014 Milan Melon Festival - Milan, Ohio
56th Annual Labor Day weekend celebration with rides, games, contests, an antique car show, baby contest, entertainment, grand parade, Queen's contest and more. Our famous muskmelon ice cream and watermelon sherbet are the must-have treats. Attendance: 50,000.
August 31-Sept 1, 2014 10th Annual Taste of Hudson - Hudson, Ohio
This two-day culinary and lifestyle festival is held annually over Labor Day weekend and attracts over 35,000 people to Hudson’s historic downtown. Visitors sample delicious foods from over 20 area restaurants while enjoying live entertainment, fine arts and crafts, children’s activities, and a wine and beer garden.