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 11-12
    Step back in time with all our costumed actors, craftsman and historic original buildings.

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    147 East Jefferson St. Jefferson, 44047
    614-507-5246
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    Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club Inc.

    A non-profit organization dedicated to the collection, restoration and exhibition of engines, vehicles, machinery and buildings of a historical value. Shows held to display items in May, July and September. Co-sponsors of the Bluegrass Festival the third weekend in August and a car show the Sunday after Labor Day. Located on Route 322 East of Route 11, just after railroad tracks & Hayes Rd. Wheelchair accessible. Kid friendly.

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    4026 US Highway 322 Wayne, 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

    FREE ADMISSION Get your seasonal shopping started with approx 100 juried crafters and their beautiful handmade items. 440-645-5740

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

    2017 D-Day Reenactment
    August 17th - 19th

    Once again, D-Day Ohio, Inc. will invade the Lake Erie shores of Conneaut, Ohio and stage the largest D-Day (1944) living history reenactment in the country.  Featuring over 1,800 reenactors from across the US and Canada, spectators will witness men, women, and their machines perform a living tribute to the veterans of WWII through dress, mock battles, and living history displays.  Meet the real men and women that lived through these times.  Last year, we were proud to host over 150 WWII veterans and hope to have even more this year.  

    Come and be a part of this Admission FREE event and experience what people call the most realistic and educational D-Day reenactment of the WWII era.  

    The event occurs within the beautifully kept grounds of Conneaut Township Park, in Conneaut, Ohio.  Just off Interstate 90 (Exit 241).  Five miles west of the Pennsylvania border, Conneaut is just about half way between Cleveland, Ohio and Erie, Pennsylvania.  There's plenty of free parking with speedy shuttles.  

    Entry is free, but donations of any size are always appreciated as we are 100% funded by donations.  

    Though D-Day Conneaut is a very popular event, Conneaut Township Park has plenty of room to comfortably stroll around and see amazing sites.  Be sure to check out the gallery!  With an estimated reenactor attendance of over 1,400 reenactors from all over the US and Canada, there's little question why D-Day Conneaut has become one of the largest WWII reenactments in the country!  

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    Conneaut Township Park Conneaut, OH 44030
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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. S 10am-9pm, SU Noon-9pm. Kid friendly. Ask about motorcoach parking.

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    PO Box 92 Geneva, OH 44041
    440-466-5262
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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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