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2015 OHIO - AUGUST 2015
Food Festivals, & Other Food, Wine and Beer Events

(see also: 2014 - 2013 - 2011)

July 29-August 9, 2015  Ohio State Fair - Columbus, Ohio

August 7-8, 2015  9th Annual Van Wert Rib Fest - Van Wert, Ohio
Annual Event featuring Ribs, Music & Fun!

August 7-8, 2015  Annual 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 7-8, 2015  Canal Winchester Blues & Ribfest
Canal Winchester, 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 7-9, 2015  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 7-9, 2015  27th Tuscarawas County Italian-American Festival
Dover, Ohio
Home Cooking at Authentic Italian-American Heritage Tent, plus variety of delicious Food Vendors, Games, Amusement Rides, Beverage Garden & comfortable seating.

August 8-9, 2015  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 8-9, 2015  Corn City Festival - Deshler, Ohio
Pageant, Parade, Corn City Idol, Car Show, Chicken BBQ, Cornhole Tournament, Fun Run, Tug of War, Music and More!

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 13-15, 2015  Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival - Bucyrus, Ohio
Theme for 2015: 'Bratty Believes in Bucyrus'  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 13-16, 2015  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 13-16, 2015  Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show
Georgetown, Ohio
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 14, 2015  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 14-15, 2015  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 14-16, 2015  Germanfest Picnic - Dayton, Ohio
Presented by Dayton Liederkranz-Turner, the 32nd annual picnic will feature continuous live music, authentic German food, keg tapping, crafts, genealogy support, and kid zone.

August 15-16, 2015  34th Annual Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival
Fairborn, Ohio
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 21-23, 2015  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 21-29, 2015  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 22, 2015  107th Swanton Corn Festival - Swanton, Ohio
The theme for 2015 will be "Super Ear Rows" Honoring Our Local Super Heroes. Among the activities will be a parade, car show, corn hole tournament, and entertainment on Saturday night.

August 27, 2015  Taste to Remember - Cincinnati, Ohio
2nd 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 27-30, 2015  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 28-29, 2015  Burning River Fest - Cleveland, Ohio
In 2015, 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 28-30, 2015  50th Annual German-American Festival
Oregon, Ohio
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 29, 2015  AleFest Dayton - Dayton, Ohio
An evolutionary and unique direct pairing of fine foods with complementary craft beer styles in a responsible, educational, & enjoyable fashion.


2014 OHIO - AUGUST 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

these events are waiting for new dates

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: )

August 8-10, 2014  Taste of Clermont - Batavia, Ohio
Taste of Clermont is Canceled for 2015.


2013 OHIO - AUGUST 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(these events are waiting for new dates)

August 3-4, 2013  Weekend of Wellness - Fairfield, Ohio
There will be more than 50 booths and products from our gluten-free, natural, organic and supplements sections, as well as vendors from all areas of Natural Foods. There will be food samples, demonstrations and seminars. This is a fun event for the whole family, so come immerse yourself in healthy living!

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!


2011 OHIO - AUGUST 2011
Food Festivals, & Other Food, Wine and Beer Events

(these events are waiting for new dates)

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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