As soon as the weather breaks and the sun begins to shine the Ohio festivals will be in full swing, although some don't wait for the sun. Some are small community events and others can be national events. From fruits to heritage, there is an Ohio festival for everything to be celebrated.
From one end of Ohio to the other, there are festivals to fit everyone's personality. For the meat lovers, Ohio residents and visitors can check out Berea's National Rib Cook-off, National Hamburger Festival in Akron, Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival, CrabFest in Blanchester, the Gold Wings and Rib Fest in Pomeroy, Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival in Urbana and Ohio Smoked Meat and BBQ Festival in Nelsonville. Each of these festivals can offer a hunger quenching amount of meat to tame even the biggest appetite.
Fruits are a very popular Ohio festival theme. Juicy berries and ripe tree fruits are the showcase at Ohio festivals around the state. The Newark Strawberry Festival, Troy Strawberry Festival, Bedford Strawberry Festival, Cars, Crafts and Strawberries Festival, Holland Strawberry Festival, London Strawberry Festival, Lexington Blueberry Festival, Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival in Port Clinton, Shelby county Applefest, Elyria Apple Festival and Clinton Applefest are just a brief list of the fruity Ohio festivals available to attend. At these festivals you can find anything from fresh fruits to homemade pies and cobblers.
There are various other Ohio festivals that cover a variety of other items including books, nature, and holiday festivals. A few of the Ohio heritage festivals include the Serbian Festival in Akron, Ashville Viking Festival, CincItalia – The Cincinnati Italian Festival, Cleveland Asian Festival, or Americana Festival in Centerville. These festivals in Ohio are a great way to bring friends and family together and to enjoy the local cultures and harvests.