Lawyer Lifestyle: Ohio fall festivals
Is there anything more beautiful than Ohio in the fall? With the changing leaves, the fresh harvests and cooler weather, it's a perfect time to get outdoors and support your local festivals. Check out some of these festivals that take place in September and October.
Ohio Renaissance Festival
Sept. 2 to Oct. 29, 2017
This event features food, drinks and entertainment, including more than 130 arts and crafts shops, stunt shows, knights, comedy and more. The festival takes place in the authentically recreated 16th century English village.
Beavercreek Popcorn Festival
Sept. 9 and 10, 2017
Recognized as one of the top 100 events in North America by the American Bus Association, this festival includes a popcorn sculpture, popcorn showers, parade and over 200 booths with festival foods.
Ohio Swiss Festival
Sept. 29 and 30, 2017
Located in the "Little Switzerland of Ohio," this festival features authentic Swiss music and costumes. It also includes Swiss cheese, polka bands, a parade and more. http://ohioswissfestival.com/
Sept. 15-17, 2017
Cincinnati's Oktoberfest is recognized as North America's largest Oktoberfest and includes 80 booths serving authentic German food, beer, wine, soft drinks and souvenirs.
Johnny Appleseed Festival
Sept. 16 and 17, 2017
Featuring everything from old-fashioned apple butter to apple ice cream, this event features a parade, apple-baking contests, dancing, arts and crafts, music and theater.
Wooster Arts Jazz Fest
Sept. 16, 2017
This event includes a traditional New Orleans-style parade, live jazz, great food, an art show and free children's art activities.
Ohio Sauerkraut Festival
Oct. 14 and 15, 2017
This annual festival has more than 14,000 pounds of cooked sauerkraut and includes unique foods from sauerkraut pizza to fudge and plenty of arts and crafts.
Circleville Pumpkin Show
Oct. 18 – 21, 2017
Said to be Ohio's oldest and largest pumpkin celebration, this festival includes seven different parades and many events, such as a pumpkin toss, pie eating competition and a Big Wheel race.
Holmes County Antique Festival
Oct. 7 and 8, 2017
An antique festival that contains a classic car parade, firemen's parade, grand parade, 25-30 antique dealers, arts and crafts and a 5K run.
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival
Oct. 4 – 8, 2017
Dedicated to educating audiences and empowering talented filmmakers to tell their stories, this festival celebrates the art of documentary film, at venues in and around the century village of Chagrin Falls.
Paul Bunyan Show
Oct. 6 – 8, 2017
One of the nation's largest and oldest forest industry shows, attendees will see more than 130 exhibits representing all facets of the forest industry throughout North America. www.ohioforest.org
Colonial Williamsburg Festival
Oct. 7 and 8, 2017
Step back 200 years to 18th century Williamsburg, where the Pine Tree Barn is transformed into a bustling colonial village with a militia encampment and period cuisine. Enjoy entertainment and historical presentations from a variety of special guests, re-enactors and more.