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2016 OHIO - MAY 2016
Food Festivals, & Other Food, Wine and Beer Events
(see also: 2015 - 2012)

April 30-May 1, 2016  Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest 2016 - Columbus, Ohio

May 5-8, 2016  Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival - McArthur, Ohio
Watch the downtown streets of McArthur come alive with food, music and fun for the whole family. Activities such as great nightly entertainment, carnival rides, car show, quilt show, queen”s and baby contests, and grand parade.

May 6-7, 2016 - Dandelion May Fest & Great Dandelion Cookoff
Dover, Ohio
At the New Roadhouse Amphitheater located just 100 yards east of the winery on Old Rt. 39.  This festival provides fun and many activities for the entire family. Dandelion wine sampling, cellar tours and live entertainment are scheduled for both days.


Children will enjoy the dandelion picking contest and making their own dandelion jelly.  Dandelion sausage, dandelion bread, dandelion gravy, dandelion lasagna, dandelion ice cream and dandelion sangria will be available both Friday and Saturday. Arts and craft vendors dot the hillside. Past vendors have included fine art, blown glass, handmade jewelry, lawn ornaments and much more!

May 8, 2016  MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 12, 2016  Celebrity Chef Tour - Columbus, Ohio
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs

May 15, 2016  Fleurs et Vin - Dayton, Ohio
Dayton History is proud to welcome the original “Party in the Park” back to its first home – Carillon Historical Park.  Guests can enjoy a sampling of the more than 500 different wines that will be poured that day. Local restaurants will be serving their signature gourmet dishes to compliment the drinks of the day.  With a Belgian Beer Garden and live music throughout the afternoon, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Toward the end of the day, great wines, baskets, and one-of-a-kind experiences will be up for bidding in the live and silent auctions. We hope everyone will join us for this special event to celebrate wine and support Dayton History.

May 19, 2016  Taste to Remember - Columbus, 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.

May 20-22, 2016  A World A’Fair - Dayton, Ohio
A World A’Fair is a 3-day international festival held each May at the Dayton Convention Center, in Dayton Ohio.  We presently showcase booths from 31 countries / ethnic groups, all of whom are non-profits as the organizers also are.  We run two full-time stages with performances from both the local groups as well as regional, national and even international performing groups.

May 21, 2016  Big Brews and Blues - Dayton, Ohio
A fundraiser to benefit Diabetes Dayton. . An evening of craft beer, good food & live blues music. Offering a unique selection of draught craft beer for sampling and full tasting with an array of local blues bands live on stage with tasty local cuisine offered for your enjoyment.

May 26-29, 2016  Feast of the Flowering Moon
Chillicothe, Ohio
Started in 1984, the festival is held on Memorial Day Weekend and features Native American music, dancing, food, traders and exhibits, a mountain men encampment, arts & crafts with over 80 vendors and commercial exhibits. Continuous entertainment on main stage, games and contests for all.   Attendance: 85,000.


May 26-30, 2016  Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival
Port Clinton, Ohio
The 36th annual festival will be held at picturesque Waterworks Park on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie in Port Clinton with an array of free live concerts, kids fishing derby, grand parade, educational programs and activities, carnival rides, and food vendors.

May 26-30, 2016 - Moonshine Festival - New Straitsville, Ohio
Located in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, events include a working Moonshine Still Display, local history museum, moonshine burgers, moonshine pie, moonshine doggies, carnival rides and games, flea market, talent show, parades, cruise-in and free entertainment.

May 28-30, 2016  42nd Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival - Utica, Ohio
There’s fun for the whole family, including contests for kids, ice cream eating contests, over 90 local artisans, pony rides, classic car show with more than 400 cars and live entertainment.  Enjoy delicious food and of course, Velvet Ice Cream. Enjoy dozens of flavors of ice cream served almost any way you can think of.  Tour bus and handicapped parking is available. Shuttle service is avalible from the parking lot to the festival entrance. Admission is $5 per car.

May 28-30, 2016  38th Annual Taste of Cincinnati USA - Cincinnati, Ohio
Memorial Day weekend in downtown Cincinnati. Started in 1979, it is now the nation's longest running culinary arts festival, featuring more than 40 fine restaurants serving up delicious and delectable menu items. Menu items are previewed and judged for prestigious Best of Taste Awards. This is also a music festival, with continuous live entertainment featuring local and national recording stars performing on multiple stages throughout the event.  Attendance: 500,000.


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

(these events are waiting for new dates)

May 11, 2015  Southwest Ohio Bar Expo - Lebanon, Ohio
Ohio Licensed Beverage Association (OLBA)  The Southwest Ohio Bar Expo will offer permit holders to network while sampling the newest products about to hit the market. In addition, there will be educational sessions and entertainment to add to the experience.

May 22-25, 2015  Marc's Great American Rib Cook-off & Music Festival
Cleveland, Ohio
Northeast Ohio's most rockin' Rib Cook Off & Music Festival


2012 OHIO - MAY 2012
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(these events are waiting for new dates)

May 26-28, 2012  2nd Annual La Vigna Food & Wine Festival
Higginsport, Ohio
A food and wine lover's paradise awaits you at the 2nd Annual La Vigna Food and Wine Festival. There's something to satisfy most every taste and interest. The perfect place to relax with a glass of wine and take in the breathtaking views of the Ohio River Valley.




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