Festivals

From antique engines to grape stomping fun, Ashtabula County is your home for year-round events! Most known for our two major fall festivals the Grape JAMboree and the Covered Bridge Festival, Ashtabula County is home to more than two dozen major events each year.

The beaches of Normandy come alive in Conneaut with the D-Day Event, and the Ashtabula Harbor has become a festival destination with the Wine & Walleye and Beachglass Festivals. The City of Geneva brings the fun back to winter with their annual Winterfest, and the Pymatuning Lake Festival is a must stop for any summertime traveler. What about a plunge with the polar bears or a balloon festival?

We celebrate food and beverages too! Ice wine, strawberries, ribs and grapes are a few of the offerings throughout the year. Mix in heritage festivals, reenactments and a motorcycle rally and you have the makings of your next vacation.

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    "Early America LIVE" 1890 Reenactment Festival

    July 14-15, 2018    2nd weekend in July annually

    1890  becomes "Alive" as you enter the gates into the historic Ashtabula County "living history village" in Jefferson, the county seat.  Attend the 1838 one-room school, go to church in the 1848 Church with the Pastor on horseback.  Sing and dance with the dulcimers, dixieland band, gospel singers.  Learn to make a candle, basket, pottery.  See the 1860 pharmacy, post office, Victorian houses, general store, carriage house, caboose, depot,  J. Warner Tavern and Lenox Cornet Bandwagon with interpreters in period attire.  Eat and play early games, contests.  $10.00/adults, under 10 free, free parking.  Groups, school field trips, reunions, weddings, meetings by appointment. 

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    147 East Jefferson St., P. O. Box 22 Jefferson, OH 44047
    614-507-5246
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    Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club Inc.

    Museums, Display Buildings, 3 shows + flea markets
    May, July & Sept. Shows are a continuous display of antique gas engines, tractors, cars, trucks, and so much more. Contact Larry & Janet Lipps 440-576-5418

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    4026 St Rt 322 Williamsfield, OH 44093
    440-576-5418
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    Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival

    Visit our 19 beautiful covered bridges year-round.  During Festival, there are events at the bridges and a central festival in Jefferson with a parade, craft show, fair food, entertainment and so much more!  

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    25 W. Jefferson St. Jefferson, OH 44047
    440-576-3769
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    Ashtabula County Fair

    The Ashtabula County Fair will be held Tuesday, August 9 - Sunday, August 14, 2016.  A family oriented celebration.  Rides; demolition derbies; rodeo; truck & tractor pulls; harness racing; livestock & horse shows; junior fair exhibitions; arts, crafts, photography, needlework & floral exhibits, and much more.
    Expo Center, Commercial Building, grandstand and horse show ring are available for rent.  Fairgrounds features an octagon barn, log cabin and once was home to Camp Giddings a Civil War encampment.  Visit website for details.  www.ashtabulafair.com

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    Corner of Poplar and Walnut Sts. Jefferson, OH 44047
    440-576-7626
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    Austinburg Country Days

    August 25-27
    Parade, live music, food, car show, beer tent.

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    2870 State Route 307 Austinburg, OH 44010
    440-275-1839
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    Crafts in the Park

    Kick off your Fall decorating and shopping with 120 handcrafted crafters from Ohio & PA in the beautiful setting of Lakeshore Park, Ashtabula Ohio.

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    Lakeshore Park Ashtabula, OH 44004
    440-645-5740
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    D-Day Ohio Reenactment

    August 16-18, 2018 D-Day Ohio comes to Conneaut for a WWII D-Day Re-Enactment! See hundreds of re-enactors storm the beach at Normandy with authentic equipment- planes, boats, bombs. Weekend also features Patriotic concert, USO dance and more

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    283 buffalo st. Conneaut, OH 44030
    440-265-0109
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    Geneva Area Grape Jamboree

    A celebration of the harvesting of grapes. Taste freshly squeezed grape juice, wine and various grape products. All entertainment, including grape stomping, is free. The art show, craft fair, grape culinary contest, concession booths, farmer's market, antiques, ethnic foods, amusement rides, street dancing, sports competition makes for a JAM-packed weekend for the entire family. Located in downtown Geneva at SR 534 & US 20. Last weekend in Sept 29th &30th 2018. . Kid friendly. Ask about motorcoach parking.

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    PO Box 92 Geneva, OH 44041
    440-466-5262
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    Historic 19th Century Jefferson Depot Village

    Walk in your Ancestor's footsteps at the Ashtabula County "living history village" in Jefferson, the County Seat.  Visit the 1872 Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad Station, the quaint 1848 Church in the Wildwood, the 1918 Red Caboose, the 1849 Church Barn ( built exclusively for the circuit-rider minister). the 1838 Spafford One-Room Schoolhouse, Hohn's Century General Store, an 1860 Pharmacy, the Benetka Blacksmith Shop, the 1888 Victorian House, 1879 Carriage House with the 1865 Lenox Cornet Bandwagon,  the J. Warner Tavern and the 1850 Queen Anne Victorian House being restored.   Located: east of SR 46 & downtown Jefferson. $10.00 Donation , under 10 free.  Kid friendly.  Free parking.  Groups, school field trips, weddings, reunions, meetings welcome by appointment.

    June-October 15th

    Open Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Thursday 10am-4pm.  Schoolhouse tours by appointment only.  

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    147 E. Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 22 Jefferson, OH 44047
    614-507-5246
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    Honoring Our Ancestors 13th Annual Powwow

    Traditional Non-Competitive Native American Powwow

    June 16 - 18, 2017

    Open to all ages.  Take some time out of your busy schedule to come and join us for a day or weekend in Native Culture.  We offer 3 or more Native Drum groups and a variety of dancers in colorful regalia.  The music will give your spirit a lift and you may even want to dance an inter-tribal dance.

    We also have a wonderful story-teller who entertains children of all ages.  The children can also take part in a candy dance daily.  For the adults we offer an auction mid-day and from 10am-6pm our vendors have a variety of items to satisfy your shopping desires as well as your taste buds.

    For more information:  www.uelnation.org  

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    4026 US Rte. 322 Williamsfield, OH 44093
    440.992.7397
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    Music Along the River

    Ashtabula County's favorite acoustic music festival, August 17-19th.  Live performances, jams, workshops.  Food on site.  Hours 7-9pm, Friday.  11-6pm Saturday and Sunday.  Main stage acts begin at 1PM both days.  Free admission.  

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    1225 Harpersfield Road Harpersfield Township, OH 44041
    440-361-4528
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