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 State Route 322 Williamsfield, OH 44093
    440-576-5418
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    Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival

    The Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival is held on the 2nd full weekend in October from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily. The Festival has moved from the fairgrounds to the center of town on E. Jefferson St. from The Community Center down to Giddings Park, and includes Official Souvenirs, Crafts, Entertainment, Historic Vehicles and Engines, a Quilt Show, Queen's pageant, Contests, a Parade, and Great Food! THE OFFICE: Located in the basement of the Old Courthouse in Jefferson, provides souvenirs, tour maps. Office hours are Jan- Apr 10-2 and May- Dec 9-3. Buy souvenirs online, visit their website!

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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. Chinese Auction pulled at 3pm Sunday. 440-645-5740

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    Lakeshore Park Ashtabula, OH 44004
    440-275-1227
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    D-Day Ohio Reenactment

    August 19 - 20, 2016
    Relive June 6, 1944 Replica WW2 Aircraft Navy Landing Craft Over 200 Re-enactors

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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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    Great Lakes Medieval Faire

    Saturday & Sundays Only, 11am-8pm Rain or Shine. 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. Step back in time to an age of romance and chivalry, where brave knights battle on the open jousting field for the favor of the Queen, fair damsels, and the roaring crowd. Join Romeo and Juliet and their Households of Montague and Capulet for a day of wondrous entertainment only found at the Great Lakes Medieval Faire! Keep an eye out for King Henry II and queen Eleanore of Aquataine as they visit our shire of Avaloch! Located 7 miles south of I- 90 on SR 534.

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    3033 State Route 534 Rock Creek, OH 44084
    440-474-4280
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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 Festival 2016

    Enjoy a weekend of acoustic music, with live performances and informal jams both day. Food available on site. At the Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark, 11am-6pm; August 20-21, 2016

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    1225 Harpersfield Rd. Harpersfield, 44041
    440-361-4528
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    Polar Bear Plunge

    Plunge into icy Lake Erie in the dead of winter? You bet! Each February the participants of the Ohio Law Enforcement Polar Bear Plunge do just that. The beneficiary of this madness is Ohio Special Olympics. Visit the website for details on this year's event.

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    Lake Erie ,
    440-993-1201
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    River's Edge Cottage

    Situated south of I-90 in Austinburg on the banks of The Grand River, this 4 bedroom/2 bathroom (Q/Q/F/F) riverfront home sleeps 6-8 people and offers spectacular views and river access.
    The upstairs bedrooms have vaulted, knotty pine ceilings and access to the upper deck. The downstairs bedrooms have custom knotty pine built ins and plenty of storage.
    Enjoy coffee in the morning while overlooking the river and watching for eagles, blue heron's and osprey fishing on the riverbanks.
    Contact us today for a booking by visiting us at www.grandrivervalleyrentals.com or at www.homeaway.com/4067732

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    PO Box 294 Geneva, OH 44041
    440-622-9089
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    Village Peddler Festival

    Enjoy a fall afternoon in the country at the 35th annual Village Peddler Festival.  We are a quaint and traditional outdoor American marketplace featuring over 175 artisans and craftsmen from several states.

    Live folk music, homemade foods, and a large harvest and farmer's market are also featured.  All Farmpark activities are included with admission to the event - including wagon rides, corn maze, and animal exhibits. 

    $7 Adults, $6 Seniors, $4 Children 2-12, Free under age 2. 
    Contact us at Info@VillagePeddlerFestival.com for more information or visit our website at www.VillagePeddlerFestival.com 

     

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    Lake Metroparks Farmpark Kirtland , OH 44094
    440-466-8414
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Ice Wine Festival 2017