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July 4, 2018 4TH OF JULY
There are so many events today that they are too numerous to list.
July 26-29, 2018
International Cake Exploration Societé 43rd Annual Convention and Show - Cincinnati, Ohio
International Cake Exploration Societé (ICES), an organization comprised of over 3500 sugar artists, cake decorators and vendors from all over the world. (also: http://ices.org/ )
July 7-8, 2017 Ohio Veterans 11th Annual BBQ Cook-off
The annual Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned event is presented by American Legion Post 598 of Kettering. Watch professional BBQ teams vie for the championship trophy and share in a purse of $6,000! Live Band.
July 7-9, 2017 Delta Chicken Festival - Delta, Ohio
Enjoy chicken dinners, a midway, elephant rides, entertainment, pageant, Chicken Run, pancake breakfast, volleyball and dodgeball tournaments, and a parade.
July 8, 2017
The Taco Festival
A General Admission ticket ($12) provides access to taco-topia. Inside the event, you’ll find about 50 restaurants dishing out $2 tacos and bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, beer, water, and soda. The entire festival works on a token system – so you will purchase tokens worth $2 each and use those as cash. Vendors will be on hand to sell other food (mostly desserts) as well. ATMs will be on site, but you can use a credit card if desired.
July 13-15, 2017 70th Annual Italian American Festival - Akron, Ohio
Sponsored by the Italian-American Council, the festival will offer food, contests, music, fireworks and more. Attendance: 50,000.
July 14-15, 2017 - Marietta Sweet Corn Festival - Marietta, Ohio
Come enjoy hot buttered Ohio sweet corn served fresh on the cob and piping hot. Bring the whole family to experience a wide variety of delicious foods prepared by our local restaurants, events for all ages, contests galore, farm animals, historical exhibits and non-stop entertainment!
July 14-15, 2017 17th Annual Cheese Heritage Festival
The festival kicks off every 3rd weekend in July in historic downtown Wellington. Activities include Performances, Food, Rides, Games, Ohio Wine Tasting, Parade, Cheesecake BakeOff; Mac & Cheese BakeOff; Pizza Eating Contest; Mac & Cheese Eating Contest. Wellington’s Cheese Heritage Festival celebrates our village’s history as the “Cheese Capital of America” back in the mid to late 1800s, when northern Ohio was prime dairy farm country and the railroad provided access to the larger world. At its peak, the Wellington’s cheese factories shipped over 6 million pounds of cheese around the world.
July 14-17, 2017 - 67th Annual Miami Valley Steam Threshers Show
Plain City, Ohio
Demonstrations of steam engines, antique tractors, gas engines, saw, shingle and veneer milling, drag saw, baling, prony brake, draft horses, threshing, and operating blacksmith shop. There will also be flea markets, arts, crafts, food, model engines, entertainment, tractor pulls and a large parade.
July 14-22, 2017 12th Ohio Brew Week Festival - Athens, Ohio
Ohio Brew Week celebrates Ohio's diverse microbrews during the weeklong festival. You can enjoy more than 200 craft beers from 40 Ohio microbreweries. Events include craft brew cooking competiton, Brew BQ Cookoff, homebrew competition, and Boogie on the Bricks.
July 20-22, 2017 36th Annual Lodi Sweet Corn Festival - Lodi, Ohio
The festival includes a parade, carnival, fireworks, and 5K run.
July 21-22, 2017 10th Annual Hudson Wine Festival - Hudson, Ohio
The event will showcase over 250 wines from local, national and international producers. Guests will enjoy musical entertainment, international foods, artist exhibits, discussions on wine trends and various raffles throughout the weekend.
July 21-23, 2017 Jazz & Rib Fest - Columbus, Ohio
The Jazz & Rib Fest has become one of the most anticipated traditions in Columbus--thanks to hot ribs, cool jazz and great fans!
July 22, 2017 Ukranian Village Festival - Parma, Ohio
Hosted by St. Vladimir Cathedral, the event will offer Ukrainian Foods including Perogies, Stuffed Cabbage, and Borscht. There will be Ukrainian entertainment including dancers, music, displays and demonstrations of Ukrainian art and crafts.
July 26-August 6, 2017 Ohio State Fair - Columbus, Ohio
Celebrating Ohio's agriculture, products, and people for over 150 years, the fair includes concerts, educational exhibits, rides, competitions, and much more. Attendance is over 800,000 annually. Attendance: 800,000.
July 28-29, 2017 Annual Canal Winchester Blues & Ribfest
Canal Winchester, Ohio
As 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.
July 28-29, 2017 36th Annual Strasburg Corn Festival - Strasburg, Ohio
The family event, which is known for it's delicious, homemade food and superb entertainment, draws festival-goers from far and near.
July 29, 2017 Buckeye Beer Bash - Fairfield, Ohio
No pretension here - just great Ohio beers. We’re celebrating the Buckeye State with a night full of some of the best Ohio breweries we could wrangle, all under one roof. We’ll have dozens of beers to sample from our favorite breweries from around the state. There will be live music from Strange Love, our friends from the NFL Alumni will be joining us, and we’ll have local food trucks Bonelicker’s and Renegade Street Eats to keep your stomachs full. This is going to be a great Ohio night all around.
July 30, 2017 Annual Sweet Corn Challenge Bicycle Festival
Start the day off with a free all you can eat corn cakes (pancakes) and orange drink breakfast. Ride the 100, 50, 25-mile route, or 10-mile family route through parks, valleys, and farmland. Enjoy a corn-on-the-cob & sandwich lunch, music, and more.
July 18-20, 2014 Balloon Classic/Jackson-Belden Food Fest
Part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival. The Food Fest features festival favorites, such as French fries, Italian sausage sandwiches, pizza, corn dogs, hot dogs, cotton candy, lemon shakes and funnel cakes, alongside barbecue ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, stromboli, subs, nachos, chicken tenders, banana splits, hot fudge sundaes, hamburgers, chicken on a stick and cheese steaks. Fireworks, a playground of inflatables for children and musical concerts. Held with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement & Hot Air Balloon Classic.
July 21, 2012 10th Annual Veggie U Food & Wine Celebration
After ten successful years, Veggie U and The Chef's Garden have decided not to continue the annual Food & Wine fundraising event. Veggie U will instead host several intimate and unique fundraising events through 2013.
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