East Holmes Fireman’s Festival

east-holmes-firemens-festival-berlin-ohioJuly 15, 2017
The annual East Holmes Fireman’s Festival is held every year to honor the many volunteers who protect life and property in Holmes County, at Berlin Elementary School. This year’s festivities will be as good as they have been in the past, with games for the kids, an auction, lots of food, including delicious barbecue chicken, and ending the night with fireworks at dusk.
TIME: 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Berlin Elementary School (map)
WEBSITE: www.eastholmesfire.org

Holmes County Fair (Millersburg)

August 7-12, 2017
Food, rides, friends, rodeo, tractors, displays, demolition derby, contests, awards, 4-H, music, cows, pigs, rabbits, fowl, sheep, goats, and more! There’s nothing quite like the county fair!

TIME: Monday – Saturday   
LOCATION: Harvest Ridge Fair Grounds (map)
WEBSITE: www.holmescountyfair.com

Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival (Mt. Vernon)

Dan-Emmett-Music-and-Art-FestivalAugust 10-13, 2017
The 28th annual Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival celebrates the legacy of Daniel Decatur Emmett. This homegrown musician, composer, and founder of minstrelsy tradition is known world-wide as the author of “Dixie.” Dan Emmett’s life and career is honored through a varied format of performing and creative artists on four stages and all along South Main Street for the enjoyment of Festival goers of all ages.

TIME: Visit Website
CONTACT: 740-392-3378
LOCATION: Downtown Mt. Vernon(map)
WEBSITE: www.danemmettfestival.org

Lexington Blueberry Festival

August 17-20, 2017
The Lexington Blueberry Festival, held at Lexington Community Park, is Ohio’s only festival of its kind! Family fun abounds with popular events such as the 5K Run/Walk, Parades, Blueberry bash, kids games, pageants, various rides and craft vendors, and many live entertainment. It’s a four day event centered around blueberry foods and games and topped off with fireworks Saturday night. Admission & parking are free!

TIME: see website
LOCATION: Lexington Community Park (map)
CONTACT:(419)884-1797  
WEBSITE: www.lexblueberryfest.com

Baltic Homecoming

August 18-20, 2017
Parade, Food, Music, Softball, Volleyball, Games for the Kids, Bingo, Ice Cream, Cornhole, Auction. Come join the fun at the Baltic Community Park!


LOCATION: Baltic Community Park (map)
WEBSITE: www.facebook.com

Harvest Festival Parade and Rib Cook Off (Berlin)

Berlin Harvest FestivalSeptember 9, 2017
The Harvest Festival & Rib Cook Off is Berlin’s largest event of the year. Celebrating the Harvest with food, music and fun! Rib vendors come from just down the street and also far and wide to participate in the rib cook-off. Mouth watering ribs are available beginning at 10am. Be sure to vote for your favorite so we can crown the people’s choice award. There will also be a judges award given. Live music will begin at 10am along with kids activities, bake sales, dunk tank, sales throughout town, local food, samples, a raffle, and a parade at 6pm to end the day. A fun family event that you don’t want to miss.

TIME: Saturday all day
LOCATION: downtown Berlin, Ohio (map)
WEBSITE: www.berlinharvestfestival.com

Mohican Bluegrass Festival

September 14-16, 2017
The 26th annual Mohican Bluegrass Festival is a family event that offers persons of all ages the opportunity to venture out to the Mohican Wilderness Campground. The grand log stage is settled in the valley along the Mohican River. Food vendors on-site, coolers welcome. Craft vendors on site and plenty of recreation in camp to help keep the kiddos entertained. Although picnic tables and benches are present in the stage area, lawn chairs are highly recommended to keep you comfortable.

TIME: see website
LOCATION: Mohican Wilderness Campground (map)
CONTACT: (740)599-6741  
WEBSITE: www.mohicanwilderness.com

Dutch Valley Fall Festival (Sugarcreek)

Dutch Valley Fall FestivalSeptember 15 & 16, 2017
Bring the family and celebrate fall at Dutch Valley with a variety of activities. Annual fall celebration includes carriage rides, an animal exhibit, fresh produce, samples from Dutch Valley’s Bakery and much more.

TIME: Friday & Saturday   
LOCATION: Dutch Valley (map)
WEBSITE: www.dutchvalleygifts.com

Prairie Peddler

September 23-24 & September 30-October 1, 2017
A Handmade Marketplace featuring over 180 artisan booths, live music, festival food, horse-drawn wagon rides, artist demonstrations and hands-on crafting for kids.

TIME: see website
LOCATION: Prairie Peddler(map)
CONTACT: (740)417-9136  
WEBSITE: www.prairietown.com

Ohio Swiss Festival (Sugarcreek)

September 29-30 2017
The Ohio Swiss Festival began in 1953 as a way to help the Ohio Swiss Cheese Association, based in Sugarcreek, to sell its excess cheese and to celebrate the Sugarcreek area’s Swiss Heritage. Today it continues to be celebrated on the fourth weekend after Labor Day. Friday & Saturday provide two full days of entertainment and events such as costume and yodeling contests, the Steinstossen (throwing of the stone), the Swiss Cheese Chase 5k, and a kiddie and grand parade!

TIME: Friday and Saturday
LOCATION:
Sugarcreek, Ohio (map)
BLOG: Ohio Swiss Festival
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