FESTIVALS, EVENTS AND MORE. 

FEATURED EVENT

WIZARDLY WORLD OF  KENT 

July 22 & 23


There will be a 5 3/4 K fun run and bar crawl on Fri., July 22 and a community painting project, rock hunt, wand making station, magical miniature golf and more family-friendly activities on Sat., July 23.


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FEATURED EVENT

CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT

CASTLE NOEL 


What does Santa’s Brain Look Like?


Castle Noel, featuring America’s largest holiday movie prop collection, greets Christmas in July with the expansion of the “Enchanted I Had That Toyland Experience” and MegaWheels HotWheels grand reveal. “You never know what you’ll hear in Toyland,” says Dana Klaus. Once, a woman confessed that she cut the hair off her sister’s favorite doll. The sister was shocked, but their kids burst into laughter. It was like it happened yesterday.”


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FEATURED EVENT

THE NORTH EAST OHIO

QUILT SHOW


Dates: July 21-23, 2022

Location: Wayne County Fair Event Center

199 Vanover St., Wooster, Ohio


FREE admission. FREE parking


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ROAD TRIPS

BEST OF OHIO'S

AMISH COUNTRY 

"Leave your hectic world behind and journey to a place time has forgotten - Ohio’s Amish Country. It's a place where you can truly slow down and enjoy the little things, the handmade things, the best things that Amish country has to offer. To leave the hustle and bustle far behind, just follow the horse-drawn buggy and you’ll come face to face with a simpler, slower-paced lifestyle."


Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center

Amish Door

Coblentz Chocolate Company

Heini's Cheese Chalet

Homestead Furniture

Lehman's 

Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market


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AMISH & MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTER

Experience the history of the Amish & Mennonites


The center was established in 1981 as the Mennonite Information Center. In 1989 the current facility was built on County Road 77 to adequately present the Behalt Cyclorama and provide the adequate support space for the Bookstore and Gift Shop. In 2002, the center officially adopted the present name to more accurately reflect our community and mission.

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MORE FESTIVAL AND EVENTS

ORRVILLE LIONS CLUB

RIB & MUSIC FEST  

Dates: July 29-30, 2022

Friday, July 29 from 5:00 pm-11:00 pm and Saturday, July 30 from 12:00 pm-11:00 pm

Location: Orrville American Legion 

237 E. Market St., Orrville

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MAHONING VALLEY IRISH FESTIVAL 

Dates: July 29-30, 2022

Times: Friday: 5P-10P

Saturday: 11A-11P


Location: Wean Foundation Park

201 S. Phelps St., Youngstown, OH 44503

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS:

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Cleveland Orchestra


Dates: July 22-24, 2022

Location: Blossom Music Center

1154 Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls


Relive the first installment of Peter Jackson’s fantasy adventure trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, in concert with the music performed live by The Cleveland Orchestra.

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WINE, DINE & WALLEYE FESTIVAL 

Dates: July 22 - 24, 2022 

Location: Historic Ashtabula Harbor

Ashtabula,, Ohio 


Walleye fishing tournament, fireworks, vendors, food, entertainment, 5K Race, wine tent, and more. 

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BACK IN TIME POWER SHOW

Century Village Museum


Dates: July 29-31, 2022

Location: 14653 E Park St., Burton, OH


Flea Market

Historic Homes

Live Demonstrations

Hit/Miss Engines

Barrel Train

Kids Activities 

Daily Parade of Equipment

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DISNEY NEWSIES

Rabbit Run Theater

Dates: July 22 - August 6, 2022

5648 W. Chapel Rd., Madison, OH 44057

Box office: 440-428-7092


Follow the rousing tale of charismatic news boy Jack Kelly as he and his fellow newsies rally to clash with New York City's titans of publishing to fight for their rights. Set in the turn-of-the century and inspired by a true story, Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills, great dance numbers and a timeless message--perfect for the whole family and every audience.


(Photo credit: Kathy Sandham)

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DOUGHTY VALLEY

STEAM DAYS 

Dates: July 21-23, 2022

Location: 5025 State Route 557

Millersburg, Ohio


If the roar of a steam whistle, the chug of an old engine or the thrill of a horse or antique tractor pull is missing from your summer plans, be sure to mark your calendars for the Doughty Valley Steam Days and stop in for a visit. To be held next to the Guggisberg Swiss Inn.

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OHIO'S LARGEST ANNUAL CIVIL WAR EVENT 

Hale Farm & Village 


Dates: August 13-14, 2022

Times: 10am - 5pm


After a two-year hiatus, Ohio’s largest Civil War event returns. The 90-acre Hale Farm & Village grounds will transform as period reenactors stroll among the mid-nineteenth century outdoor living history museum, nestled in the heart of the Cuyahoga Valley. Visit Hale Farm & Village on August 13 and 14, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day, to experience the sights, sounds, and perspectives of life in the 1860’s.


(Photo courtesy of Nancy Balluck Photography)

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APPLE CREEK JOHNNY APPLESEED FESTIVAL 

Date: July 29-30, 2022

Time: Fri 4-10 PM, Sat NOON-10 PM

Location: Apple Creek Village Park


Join the fun with the Apple Creek Homecoming "Johnny Appleseed Festival." Live music, chicken BBQ, inflatables, bingo, parade and more.

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Y-BRIDGE ARTS FESTIVAL  

Dates: July 29-30, 2022

Times: Fri. 2pm - dark | Sat 11am - dark 

Location: Zane Landings Park 

Zanesville, OH


"We will be featuring a wide range of unique art vendors, kids art activities hosted by the Zanesville Museum of Art/Spirited Creations, adult art activities hosted by the Muskingum County Library System, dance and craft activities by Movement on Main, Earth to Art by Muskingum Valley Garden Society, Open Mic with Steve Spires, variety of tasty food trucks and a big line up of evening music..."


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GREAT LAKES

MEDIEVAL FAIRE 

Dates: Weekends thru August 14, 2022

Location: Rock Creek, OH 


The Great Lakes Medieval Faire is a shaded 13th century family fun theme park filled with fine continuous entertainment, juried crafts and artisans, rides and interactive games, and foods fit for a King. 

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BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL ITALIAN FESTIVAL 

Date: July 21-24, 2022 

Location: 343 Via Mount Carmel

Youngstown

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Enjoy all your Italian favorites like cavatelli, sausage sandwiches and greens from July 21-24. And, it’s not all about the food! There will be an auction, crafts, retail vendors and non-stop entertainment.

For more Mahoning County family-friendly summer events, download their Summer Fun guide!

VINTAGE MARKETPLACE

AT THE FALLS 

Date: July 31, 2022

Time: Noon - 5pm


Location: Grand Pacific Junction 

Downtown Olmsted Falls


Vintage, Antiques, Art, Crafts PLUS Live Music and Food Trucks. 

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CANAL WINCHESTER BLUES & RIBFEST 

Dates: July 29-30, 2022

Location: Historic Downtown 

Canal Winchester 


A two day summer street celebration featuring live blues music, world-class ribs, a wide variety of quality non-rib food options, children's activities, fan-cooled dining areas, and a beer & wine garden for our Blues/Rib-loving guests 21 and over.

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AMPHICARS VISIT

PUT-IN-BAY 

Dates: July 25-26, 2022

Location: Put-in-Bay


Join in the fun at downtown Put-in-Bay at the 22nd annual July reunion of these famous swimming cars from the 1960's. 

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GIBRALTAR ISLAND TOURS 

Dates: July 28, 2022

Location: Gibraltar Island


Science and history tours of Gibraltar Island are offered Thursdays, 10 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 3 pm through August 18. Groups of up to ten people tour the island, including Perry’s Lookout and the glacial grooves and see the outside of Cooke Castle before learning more about Stone Lab programs. 

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CREEPY KENT GHOST WALK 

Dates: July 23, 2022

Time: 6pm

Location: Kent Stage

175 E. Main St., Kent


This is a family friendly event (children over 8 with an adult ). Richele and Debbie will be telling stories of the Kent Stage and Haunted Kent’s care taker spirits! A bit spooky but not scary!

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SPIRITS OF THE PALACE GHOST HUNT

Dates: Friday August 5, 2022

Time: DOORS OPEN: 7:30 PM

INVESTIGATION: 8-11 PM

Location: Canton Palace Theatre

605 Market Avenue North Canton

330-454-8172

Admission: $40 PP


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 OHIO COUNTY FAIR SEASON 

July 18-24 Franklin County (Hillard)

July 18-23 Crawford County Fair (Bucyrus)

July 18-23 Fayette County Fair (Washington C.H.)

July 18-23 Perry County Fair (New Lexington)

July 18-23 Warren County Fair (Lebanon)

July 18-24 Ottawa County Fair (Oak Harbor)

July 18-24 Carroll County Fair (Carrollton)

July 22-29 Clark County Fair (Springfield)

July 24-30 Knox County Fair (Mt. Vernon)

July 24-30 Union County Fair (Marysville)

July 24-30 Butler County Fair (Hamilton)

July 24-30 Clermont County Fair (Owensville)

July 24-30 Shelby County Fair (Sidney)

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UP, UP AND AWAY! 

If you have never been to a hot air balloon festival, you really should add it to your bucket list. The colorful balloons against the sky can be quite breathtaking. Many of the festivals, also offer tethered and balloon rides for those who would like to see Ohio from a different vantage point.


Upcoming events include: 


Pro Football Hall of Fame Balloon Classic - July 29-31

Defiance Hot Air Balloon Festival - August 6

All Ohio Balloon Fest - August 11-13

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MORE OHIO FESTIVALS

Film Fest –July 22-24

Celina Lake Festival – July 22-24

Lake Dragon Boat Festival – July 23

Street and Frog Jump Festival- July 24

Sleepwalker Festival – July 28-30

Holy Family Catholic Parish Festival– July 28-31

Summerfest Fairview Park July 28-31

Canal Winchester Blues & Ribfest July 29-20

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