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2015 OHIO - OCTOBER 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(see also: 2014 - 2010)

October 2-3, 2015  Annual Ohio Swiss Festival - Sugarcreek, Ohio
Held in Sugarcreek, the Little Switzerland of Ohio, with parades, queen pageant, musical entertainment, rides, 5K Swiss Cheese Chase, cheese auction, cheesemaking contest, Steintossen stone throwing, yodeling Swiss cheese eating and Swiss costume contests. Sample award-winning wine and cheese from our local artisans throughout the festival.

October 2-4, 2015  53rd Annual Ohio Gourd Show - Delaware, Ohio
Theme: 'Gourds on the Move'  Food, gourds, gourd art, gourd music and special programs are featured on the grounds. Programs and presentations will provide information about gourds and gourd art. Gourd crafting opportunities will be available for children and adults without advance reservations. Gourd workshops (pre-registration required ) are offered on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.


October 3-4, 2015
Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival
Huntsburg, Ohio
The annual festival will include a baking contest, decorated & carved pumpkin show, pageant, horseshoe tournament, apple peeling contest, nail pounding contest, pumpkin roll, car show, pumpkin pie eating contest, road race, entertainment and a parade.

October 3-4, 2015  Weekend Of Fire - Fairfield, Ohio
This weekend only! Sample and purchase sweat-inducing foods from all over the country at our Fiery Food Show! Hot and fiery, or mild and meek; you can choose your favorite feverish flavors and buy enough to stock your pantry. Hot sauces, BBQ sauces, salsas, rubs and all sorts of spicy foods will be available.

October 6-10, 2015  87th Annual Bradford Pumpkin Show - Bradford, Ohio
Parades, pageant, bread & pie contests, Cornhole Tournament, Kiddie Tractor Pull, Pumpkin Parade, Pumpkin Art, talent show and much more!

October 10, 2015  Yellow Springs Street Fair - Yellow Springs, Ohio
An all-day festival with entertainment throughout the Village. Over 200 booths.  Two Music Stages, a Beer Garden and Street Performers throughout town.  For children, Primary Languages will have free crafts along with face painting and cookie decorating with donations going to the Dayton International School.  A festival like no other.

October 10-11, 2015  46th Annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival
Waynesville, Ohio
The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival has grown from a small local event in 1970 to one of the premier craft festivals in the nation.  We jury our 450+ vendors to ensure that all items are handcrafted, and select items based on quality and variety.  Our unique food offerings range from sauerkraut pizza to fudge.  Visitors return year after year to sample their favorites, making the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival a favorite Midwest destination.  Always the Second Full Weekend of October.

October 10-11, 2015  Enon Apple Butter Festival - Enon, Ohio
Hosted by the Enon Community Historical Society, apple butter is made the old-fashioned way in 50 gallon copper kettles, cooked over open fires. The festival offers music, entertainment, demonstrations, crafts and food, food & more food!

October 10-11, 2015  Oak Harbor Apple Festival - Oak Harbor, Ohio
Something for everyone! Pageant, parade, tractor pulling contest, baking contest, talent show, classic car show, 5K Apple Run, youth football game and local performers.  Attendance: 35,000.


October 12, 2015
Buckeye Bar Expo
Columbus, Ohio
Ohio Licensed Beverage Association (OLBA) annual trade show. The premier trade show in the Midwest. Bar owners and their employees who have aspired to stay on top of industry trends, but can't afford to make the trip to larger, national conventions will find the Buckeye Bar Expo to provide information on all the latest trends without the cost of travel.

October 12-16, 2015  National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

October 21-24, 2015  Circleville Pumpkin Show - Circleville, Ohio
Ohio's oldest and largest festival. Pumpkin growing competition, Miss Pumpkin Queen, World's Largest Pumpkin Pie, fruit & vegetable displays, hog calling, egg toss, pumpkin toss, pie eating, baked goods, parades, entertainment.

October 23-25, 2015  Coffee Fest Portland - Portland, Oregon
Coffee Fest has been serving the specialty coffee and gourmet tea industries since 1992. Viewed by most as the best trade show in America and around the world specifically for those involved with retailing coffee, tea and related products. Coffee Fest continues to evolve and stay at the forefront of emerging trends.


2014 OHIO - OCTOBER 2014
Food Festivals, & Other Food, Wine and Beer Events

(these events are waiting for new dates)

October 4-5, 2014  Spring Valley Potato Festival - Spring Valley, Ohio
The first full weekend in October of each year brings thousands of people together to enjoy the free continuous live entertainment. The aroma of an endless variety of foods is there to enjoy while strolling the streets lined with booth after booth of quality crafts and home grown produce in the Farmer's Market. Raffles, contests, a baked goods auction and a pet parade are just part of the many things to take in.

October 5, 2014  Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Dinner
Cincinnati, Ohio
No child in should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. You can help surround kids with the nutritious food they need where they live, learn and play.

October 17-18, 2014  28th Annual Van Wert County Apple Festival
Van Wert, Ohio
Includes Apple Festival, Rib Fest, Old Fashioned Farmers Days, and much more.

October 17-19, 2014  Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival - Coshocton, Ohio
Smell the fresh apple butter simmering over an open fire and enjoy artisans & crafters, music, contests and demonstrations in historic Roscoe Village.

October 19, 2014  Cincinnati Chocolate Festival - Cincinnati, Ohio
Designed for chocolate lovers of all ages, this delectable event will feature tempting chocolate tastings from delicious local vendors, celebrity chef demonstrations, live vendor and amateur competitions, contests, raffle baskets, children’s activities and much more . This spectacular event will tempt your palate and indulge your chocolate cravings to your absolute delight and satisfaction.


2010 OHIO - OCTOBER 2010
Food Festivals, & Other Food, Wine and Beer Events

(these events are waiting for new dates)

October 5, 2010  Food & UN-Wine: The Art of Sake - Columbus, Ohio
Caution, Loud music starts automatically after a few seconds.

October 9, 2010  Hops on the Ohio - Cincinnati, Ohio
The nation's first state-to-state beer festival is taking place on the "Purple People" bridge crossing the Ohio River from Cincinnati, Ohio to Newport, Kentucky. Over 150 craft beers will be available, with great food and live bands.



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