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Are you ready for funnel cakes, loopy rides, live entertainment and cook-offs?

Come on, who isn't?

As spring rolls into summer, towns and villages across the region are rolling up their sleeves and preparing for their own summer festivals. From St. Marys to Spencerville, Coldwater to Columbus Grove, there will be plenty to see and do all the way into September. Since you've probably got a busy schedule, we'll help you plan around your favorite celebrations. Refer to our list below to find out what's happening in your area, and be sure to check out 360 every Friday for details on all these events and more.


Memorial Day weekend: Harrod Garage Sales (Harrod), Parade (Spencerville), Antique Car Show and Petroliana Swap Meet (Mount Victory), Memorial Day Parade (Lima)


June 6: Boogie on Main Street, Findlay

June 6 to 8: Peony Festival/Artrageous on Main, Van Wert

June 6 to 8: Mendon Firecracker Festival, Mendon

June 6 to 8: The Botkins Carousel, Botkins

June 6 to 8: Community Days, Jackson Center

June 12 to 15: Harvest Jubilee, Fort Recovery

June 13: Bluffton Festival of Wheels, Bluffton

June 13 and 14: Pork Rind Heritage Festival, Harrod

June 26 to 28: Spencerville Summerfest, Spencerville

June 27 to 29: Town Yard Sales, Mount Victory

June 27 to 29: Maria Stein Country Fest, Maria Stein

June 28 and 29: Westminster Firemen's Jamboree

June 28 and 29: Gene Autry Days, Kenton


July 3 to 6: Old Fashioned Farmer's Days, Van Wert

July 4: Freedom Days Picnic (Celina), Independence Days (New Knoxville), St. Joseph Parish Fourth of July Festival (Wapakoneta), Holiday at Home (Van Wert), Star Spangled Spectacular (Lima), Freedom Fest (Bluffton), Fourth of July Celebration (Kenton), Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks (Rushylvania), Liberty Days (Fort Loramie)

July 4 to 6: St. Henry Picnic, St. Henry

July 11 and 12: Cridersville Fireman's Jamboree, Cridersville

July 11 to 13: Tree Town Festival, Forest

July 17 to 19: Summer Moon Festival, Wapakoneta

July 18: Salem Presbyterian Church Ice Cream Social, Venedocia

July 18 to 20: Immaculate Conception Church Festival, Celina

July 18 and 19: Northwest Ohio Rib Cook-Off, Lima

July 18 to 20: Lambert Days, Ohio City

July 19 and 20: Van Wert Historical Museum Railroad Heritage Weekend, Van Wert

July 20: Immaculate Conception Church Festival, Ottoville

July 24: Time Warner Kids Fest, Findlay

July 25 to 27: Celina Lake Festival, Celina

July 26: Tri-State Rhythm & Rib Fest, Ottawa

July 26: New Bremen Firemen's Picnic, New Bremen

July 31 to Aug. 2: Square Fair, Lima


Aug. 1: Rib-Off on Broadway, Findlay

Aug. 2 and 3: Coldwater Community Picnic, Coldwater

Aug. 7 to 9: Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Yard Sale, Ada, Beaverdam, Cairo, Elida, Delphos, Van Wert, Convoy.

Aug. 7 to 10: U.S. Route 127 World's Longest Yard Sale, Van Wert, Celina.

Aug. 8 and 9: Riley Creek Festival, Pandora

Aug. 8 to 10: St. Marys Summerfest, St. Marys

Aug. 8 to 10: Cloverdale Community Club Carnival, Cloverdale

Aug. 9: Farmer's Merchant's Picnic, Ada

Aug. 9: Van Wert Rib Cook Off, Van Wert

Aug. 14 to 16: Wren Homecoming, Wren

Aug. 15 to 17: Flag City Balloon Fest, Findlay

Aug. 15 to 17: Bremenfest, New Bremen

Aug. 17: Catholic Church Festival, Kenton

Aug. 18: Cruise-In and Duck Races, Fort Jennings

Aug. 22 and 23: NTPA Grand National Tractor Pulls, Fort Recovery

Aug. 23 and 24: Governor's Cup Regatta, Celina

Aug. 29 and 30: Grove Fest, Columbus Grove

Aug. 29 to Sept. 2: Kenton National Field Trials, Kenton

Aug. 31: Gymanfa Ganu Welsh Songfest, Venedocia


Labor Day Weekend: Kenton National Field Trials (Kenton), Park Festival (Glandorf), Park Carnival (Ottoville)

Weekend after Labor Day: Pioneer Days, Kalida

Sept. 5 to 7: Applefest, Sidney

Sept. 18 to 21: Canal Days, Delphos

Sept. 19 and 20: German Heritage Days, Fort Loramie

Sept. 20: Harvest and Herb Festival, Ada

Sept. 20: Turtle Races, Ottoville

Sept. 20: Fall Festival, Continental

Sept. 26 to 28: Convoy Community Days, Convoy

Sept. 27: Fall Festival, Bluffton


County fair schedule

Putnam County Fair (Ottawa): June 24 to 29

Logan County Fair (Bellefontaine): July 8 to 13

Shelby County Fair (Sidney): July 20 to 26

Auglaize County Fair (Wapakoneta): July 27 to Aug. 2

Ohio State Fair (Columbus): July 30 to Aug. 10

Mercer County Fair (Celina): Aug. 8 to 14

Allen County Fair (Lima): Aug. 15 to 23

Hancock County Fair (Findlay): Aug. 27 to Sept. 1

Van Wert County Fair (Van Wert): Aug. 27 to Sept. 3

Hardin County Fair (Kenton): Sept. 2 to 7


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