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October 6-8, 2017
55th Annual Ohio Gourd Show
Theme: 'The Wizarding World of Gourds' 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 7-8, 2017 - 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 7-8, 2017 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 9-13, 2017 National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.
October 10-14, 2017 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 13-22, 2017
Annual Cleveland Beer Week
Featuring 300 keg tapping, beer sipping events throughout greater Cleveland. From special tappings, tastings and dinners to leisure activities and educational programs, there is something for everyone At Cleveland Beer Week. Established in 2009, Cleveland Beer Week is a not-for-profit celebration that raises awareness of the craft beer industry and promotes patronage at local establishments. But we are also philanthropic---proceeds from all of Cleveland Beer Week's flagship events benefit the Malone Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund helps deserving students with scholarship money towards college. With over a 90% graduation rate - these students are worth getting behind!
October 14, 2017 - Yellow Springs Street Fair - Yellow Springs, Ohio
9am to 5pm, 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 14-15, 2017 - 48th Annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival
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 14-15, 2017 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: 25,000+.
October 18-21, 2017 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 20-21, 2017 31st Annual Van Wert County Apple Festival
Van Wert, Ohio
Includes Apple Festival, Rib Fest, Old Fashioned Farmers Days, and much more.
October 20-22, 2017 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 30, 2017 Flavors of Northeast Ohio - Cleveland, Ohio
Take your dining experience to the next level. At Flavors you’ll do more than just eat the food, you will witness culinary experts craft a meal tableside. This is one dinner that goes above and beyond the usual restaurant fare! Unleash your inner “foodie” and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education, and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.
October 7-9, 2016 - PigMania Marion State Championship BBQ & Blues Festival - Marion, Ohio
The 3 day BBQ festival includes live music (9 bands on Friday and Saturday), Sunday features Live professional wrestling and more music, BBQ and other various food vendors, a professional BBQ competition with over 30 teams from around the country competing in 5 categories (Brisket, Chicken, Pork, Pork Ribs and Dessert) along with a Rib off Kids Q, and People’s choice competition where the public gets to sample and judge the BBQ. There will also be free parking for this event. PigMania BBQ Competition is a State Championship and nationally sanctioned professional BBQ competition, drawing “Top BBQ Teams” from the Midwest to compete for Grand Champion and qualify to compete in the prestigious American Royal Invitational World Series of BBQ as well the Jack Daniels Invitational.
October 17, 2016 - 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 22, 2016 Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival - Cincinnati, Ohio
Beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'.
October 11, 2015 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.
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.
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
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 5, 2010 Food & UN-Wine: The Art of Sake - Columbus, Ohio
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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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