Written by Kristian from OhioFestivals.net
There are so many festivals this month that it’s difficult to figure on what to do. Hopefully, I can give you some direction so that the decision-making isn’t all that difficult.
Here are some Northeast Ohio festivals that you may or may not know about…
Twins Day Festival
Twins Day Festival – Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 7 – Twinsburg: If you’ve never seen more than one or two pairs of twins in the same room, this festival will leave an impression on you. Hundreds of pairs of twins will come together to celebrate, reconnect with friends and enter various competitions, all while enjoying musical entertainment, rides, food and more. This year’s theme is outer space (Twinfinity and Beyond!), so expect to see identical twins dressed as spacemen, Star Wars characters and aliens.
Check out my 2010 Review at http://ohiofestivals.net/39-twins-day-festival-twinsburg-august-7-2010/
Oberlin Family Fun Fair and Classic Car Show
Oberlin Family Fun Fair and Classic Car Show – Saturday, August 6: This is a great family festival in a great town location. Explore downtown Oberlin while taking advantage of the children’s activities, sidewalk sales, food vendors, farmer’s market, car show, sidewalk magicians and various other games and competitions going on. If you’ve never been to historic Oberlin, this is the perfect excuse to visit.
Check out my 2015 Review at http://ohiofestivals.net/oberlin-family-fun-fair-and-classic-car-show/
Chardon Arts Festival
Chardon Arts Festival – Saturday, August 7: Head to downtown Chardon for this festival offering more than 100 artists with everything from photography to copper frog sculptures. This is not a craft fair – the offerings at this festival are higher end with a mixture of both local and out-of-state artists. There is also musical entertainment and a few food vendors, or you try one of the restaurants next to the park.
Check out my 2015 Review at http://ohiofestivals.net/chardon-arts-festival/
Feast of the Assumption
Feast of the Assumption – Friday, August 12 – Monday, August 15: Cleveland’s biggest Italian festival is back with plenty of food, music, Italian souvenirs and people. Really, there’s a lot of people who come here with only so much space, so please read my 2015 Review to get a better idea on how to navigate yourself and please try not to wear white pants (tomato is hard to come out) – http://ohiofestivals.net/feast-of-the-assumption-revisited-cleveland/
National Hamburger Festival
National Hamburger Festival – Saturday, August 13 – Sunday, August 14 – Akron: This downtown Akron festival celebrates the hamburger’s creation here in Akron. Restaurants serve up all types of burgers while there are also food competitions, musical and staged entertainment, theme-related non-food vendors (ie grill merchandise) and stuff for the kids. This year, there will also be a Buckeye Brewfest on Sunday, August 14, which is included in your $5 admission (kids 8 and under are free…but don’t take them to the Brewfest).
Check out my 2012 Review at http://ohiofestivals.net/39-national-hamburger-festival-akron-august-19-2012/
Valley City Frog Jump Festival
Valley City Frog Jump Festival – Sunday, August 14 – Valley City: Here’s a festival where you can bring in and jump your frog. And, if you don’t have one, you can rent Truly a unique festival that offers kids’ games, amphibian education, a Taste of Valley City, a beer garden and more.
Check out my 2010 Review at http://ohiofestivals.net/45-the-valley-city-frog-jump-festival-august-15-2010/
Cleveland Donauschwaben Sommer Oktoberfest
Cleveland Donauschwaben Sommer Oktoberfest – Friday, August 19 – Sunday, August 21 – Olmsted Township: Get a kick start on your Oktoberfests with this nice one in Olmsted Falls. Everything you would expect at an Oktoberfest, such as German dance music, traditional clothing, pastries, sausages and beer. They even sell fancy glasses for that beer.
Check out my 2012 Review at http://ohiofestivals.net/41-cleveland-donauschwaben-sommer-oktoberfest-olmsted-township-august-19-2012/
Medina International Fest
Medina International Fest – Saturday, August 20: This downtown festival in the square is part farmer’s market and part international festival with cultural crafts, food and music. It can get pretty crowded here on a nice day, so put on your happy face and all of the world’s various countries will be smiling with you (it’ll be worth it).
Check out my 2013 Review at http://ohiofestivals.net/medina-international-fest/
Pierogi Fest – Saturday, August 27 – Sunday, August 28 – North Royalton: This festival is broken up into two sections: the church and the park. Food is served at both although you’ll find the pierogi (potato, sauerkraut, sweet cheese, blueberry) in the church building with the main entertainment, raffles and gift vendors. The park has more kids’ related activities, such as games and pony rides, but adults will still want to check out the options there.
Check out my 2014 Review at http://ohiofestivals.net/pierogi-fest-north-royalton/
Cleveland Garlic Festival
Cleveland Garlic Festival – Saturday, August 27 – Sunday, August 28: Garlic fries and garlic ice cream are only a few odorous dishes you can enjoy at the Cleveland Garlic Festival. It’s part farmer’s market and part food tasting fest with dishes prepared by local chefs, cooking demonstrations, taste and grow tents for children, music and many other activities.
Check out my friend’s Review of this festival at http://eatdrinkcleveland.blogspot.com/2012/09/garlic-festival-2012.html
This is only a small sampling of festivals going on in the month of August. For more festivals in this area and throughout Ohio, please look at my Festival Schedule Page