2018 OHIO - MAY 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(see also: 2017 - 2015 - 2012)
May 3, 2018
16th Annual Taste to Remember
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 3-6, 2018 Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival
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 4, 2018 Dayton Liederkranz-Turner Spring Summer Beer Tasting
Come enjoy the next edition of the Liederkranz's highly successful beer tasting parties. Sample some 10 different seasonal imported and craft beers in our authentic Rathskeller.
May 4-5, 2018 25th Annual Dandelion May Fest - 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 12, 2018
The Ohio Eggfest
The Ohio Eggfest is a fundraising, cooking competition that features The Big Green Egg grill. It is free to register a cook team and there are $2,000 in cook team prizes. Tickets can be purchased to taste all of the cook teams foods. Discounted Big Green Eggs can also be purchased. 100% of all the proceeds from this event go to Cancer Research. We have raised over $85,000 in 3 years!
May 13, 2018 MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
May 18-19, 2018 - PigMania BBQ Contest - Lima, Ohio
The 2 day BBQ festival includes: live music both Friday and Saturday, award winning BBQ and other various food vendors, beer garden plus free parking. Bike night is Friday evening, bring your bike and get a beer for a penny. Saturday on top of all the great BBQ we are also having a cornhole tournament. Don't forget about the peoples choice BBQ contest where the public gets to sample and vote for your favorite BBQ from the pro's for FREE. A KCBS sanctioned professional BBQ competition with over 25 teams from around the country competing, Fri: 5pm-11pm, Sat: noon-11pm. Cost: $5.00 per person, $10.00 after 8:pm, Kids 12 an under free.
May 18-20, 2018 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 20, 2018 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 400 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. (also: www.daytonlocal.com )
May 24-27, 2018 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 24-28, 2018 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 24-28, 2018 Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival
Port Clinton, Ohio
The 38th 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 26-28, 2018 44th 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 26-28, 2018 40th 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.