2013 OHIO - OCTOBER 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(see also: 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2007)
October 5-6, 2013 Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival
The 44th 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 5-6, 2013 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 8-12, 2013 85th 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 12, 2013 Yellow Springs Street Fair - Yellow Springs, Ohio
An all-day festival with entertainment throughout the Village. Over 200 booths. Join the international selection of cuisine from Vietnamese shish-kabob to Mexican empanadas to Thai wraps to hot dogs. Street performers, Music Festival & Beer Garden. For children, Primary Languages will have free crafts along with face painting and cookie decorating with donations going to the Dayton International School.
October 12-13, 2013 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 12-13, 2013 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 12-13, 2013 44th 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 13, 2013 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 14, 2013 Buckeye Bar Expo - Columbus, Ohio
Ohio Licensed Beverage Association (OLBA) annual trade show. The premier trade show in the Midwest.
October 16-19, 2013 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 18-19, 2013 Van Wert County Fair - Van Wert, Ohio
Includes Apple Festival, Rib Fest, Old Fashioned Farmers Days, and much more.
October 18-20, 2013 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.