Festival season: A guide to summer events


A guide to summer events

By Merri Hanjora - mhanjora@limanews.com



Matt Reynolds, of Lima, grills half racks of ribs and half chickens for Sweet Carolines BBQ during a past Star Spangled Spectacular at Faurot Park in Lima.

Matt Reynolds, of Lima, grills half racks of ribs and half chickens for Sweet Carolines BBQ during a past Star Spangled Spectacular at Faurot Park in Lima.


Kierstyn Garber, left, and Kylie Garber enjoy a trip around the tracks at a past Allen County Fair.

Kierstyn Garber, left, and Kylie Garber enjoy a trip around the tracks at a past Allen County Fair.


Peyton Bacome competes in the pie-eating contest during a past Allen County Fair.


Caramel apples tempt passersby at a food truck.


Art awaits a new owner at a booth at a past Peony Festival in Van Wert.


LIMA — Summer brings endless activities to enjoy. Take some time to attend a local festival or fair. There’s guaranteed to be something for everyone on this listing.

Use the list to plan your fun season, and be sure to check 360 weekly for details on these events and more.

MAY

May 31 — Community Days, Jackson Center

JUNE

June 1 to 3 — Community Days, Jackson Center

June 1 — Findlay’s Boogie on Main Street

June 1 — Exploit DeLuxe at Rally in the Square, Town Square, Lima

June 1 to 3 — St. Gerard Festival, St. Gerard Church/School, Lima

June 1 to 2 — Peony Festival, Van Wert

June 8 — Chris Canas Band at Rally in the Square, Town Square, Lima

June 8 and 9 — Pork Rind Festival, Harrod

June 8 to 10 — Burkettsville Community Picnic

June 8 to 10 — Holy Rosary Parish Festival, St. Marys

June 8 to 9 — St. Wendelin Festival, Fostoria

June 8 to 10 — Poultry Days, Versailles

June 8 to 10 — The Botkins Carousel, Botkins

June 11 to 16 — Paulding County Fair

June 14 to 17 — Fort Recovery Harvest Jubilee

June 15 — Nashville Crush at Rally in the Square, Town Square, Lima

June 15 and 16 — Anna Homecoming Festival

June 16 — Rockford Community Days

June 16 — Buckland Firemen’s Fest, Buckland

June 21 to 23 — Spencerville Summerfest, Spencerville

June 21 to 23 — Bellevue Community Days, Bellevue

June 22 — the Stacy Mitchhart Band, Rally in the Square, Town Square, Lima

June 23 — St. Marys Summer Kickoff

June 23 — Riverside Wine Festival, Findlay

June 23 — Houston Community Classic Festival

June 25 to 30 — Putnam County Fair, Ottawa

June 22 to 24 — Spencerville Summerfest

June 22 to 24 — Willshire Homecoming Days

June 22 to 24 — Maria Stein Countryfest, Maria Stein

June 28 to July 1 — Old Fashioned Farmers Days, Van Wert

June 29 — Naked Karate Girls at Rally in the Square, Town Square, Lima

June 29 to July 1 — Freedom Days Picnic, Celina

June 29 to June 30 — Independence Day Festival, New Knoxville

JULY

July 3 to 4 — Kiwanis Fourth of July Celebration, Delphos

July 4 — St. Joe Fourth of July Festival, Wapakoneta

July 4 — Star Spangled Spectacular, Lima

July 6 — Night of the Tributes! Fleetwood 2 the Max and New Frontiers, Rally in the Square, Town Square, Lima

July 6 to 8 — Tree Town Festival, Forest

July 8 to 14 — Logan County Fair, Bellefontaine

July 13 — Another Round, Rally in the Square, Town Square, Lima

July 13 — Tunes and Trains, Findlay

July 14 — Great Downtown Sidney BBQfest, Sidney

July 13 to 14 — Cridersville Fireman’s Jamboree

July 13 and 14 — John Paulding Days, Paulding

July 13 to 14 — Convoy Community Days, Convoy

July 19 to 22 — Summer Moon Festival, Wapakoneta

July 20 — The Menus, Rally in the Square, Town Square, Lima

July 20 to 22 — Immaculate Conception Parish Festival, Celina

July 20 to 22 — Lambert Days, Ohio City

July 27 — Elektrik Circus, Rally in the Square, Town Square, Lima

July 22 to 28 — Shelby County Fair, Sidney

July 22 — Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Festival, Shelby

July 25 to Aug. 5 — Ohio State Fair, Columbus

July 27 to 29 — Celina Lake Festival, Celina

July 27 and 28 — Vanlue Fest, Vanlue

July 27 to 29 — Hamler Summerfest

July 26 to 29 — Wetzelland

July 29 to Aug. 4 — Auglaize County Fair, Wapakoneta

AUGUST

Aug. 2 to 5 — Coldwater Community Picnic, Coldwater

Aug. 3 — The Earthquakers, Rally in the Square, Town Square, Lima

Aug. 3 — Little Nashville, Ottawa

Aug. 3 to 4 — Van Wert Rib Fest

Aug. 4 — Harborfest, Russells Point

Aug. 4 — Feast on the Street/Car Tunes on Main – Findlay

Aug. 4 to 5 — McComb Cookie Festival

Aug. 4 to 5 — Summer Woodland Powwow, Bellefontaine

Aug. 4 and 5 — Rock the Lake, Lakeview

Aug. 10 — Indoorfins, Rally in the Square, Town Square, Lima

Aug. 10 to 12 — St. Marys Summerfest, St. Marys

Aug. 10 and 11 — Arlington Village Festival

Aug. 10 to 12 — Flag City BalloonFest, Findlay

Aug. 10 to 16 — Mercer County Fair, Celina

Aug. 17 — Kodebreaker, Rally in the Square, Town Square, Lima

Aug. 18 — Waynestock, St. Marys

Aug. 17 to 18 — Wren Homecoming

Aug. 17 to 19 — Bremenfest, New Bremen

Aug. 17 to 19 — Fort Jennings Fort Fest

Aug. 18 to 25 — Allen County Fair, Lima

Aug. 18 — Heritage Day, Mt. Blanchard

Aug. 24 — Brother Believe Me at Rally in the Square, Town Square, Lima

Aug. 28 to Sept. 3 — Van Wert County Fair, Van Wert

Aug. 29 to Sept. 3 — Hancock County Fair, Findlay

Aug. 31 — bison ‘76, Rally in the Square, Town Square, Lima

Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 — Max’s Trader Days & Water Dog Races, Lima

SEPTEMBER

Sept. 1 and 2 — Glandorf Park Fest, Glandorf

Sept. 1 to 2 — Russia Homecoming Festival

Sept. 1 and 2 — Ottoville Park Carnival

Sept. 2 to 4 — West Liberty Labor Day Festival

Sept. 2 — Fryburg Homecoming, Wapakoneta

Sept. 4 to 9 — Hardin County Fair, Kenton

Sept. 6 to 8 — Pony Wagon Days, St. Paris

Sept. 6 to 9 — Pioneer Days, Kalida

Sept. 7 to 9 — Grand Lake St. Marys Fall Festival

Sept. 8 to 9 — Pioneer Days, Bellevue

Sept. 13 to 16 — Old Fashioned Canal Days, Delphos

Sept. 14 to 15 — Piqua BikeFest, Piqua

Sept. 14 to 16 — Lake Loramie Harvest Festival, Minster

Sept. 15 — Leipsic Fall Festival

Sept. 15 — Harvest and Herb Festival, Ada

Sept. 21 to 23 — Flat Rock Creek Fall Festival, Paulding

Sept. 21 and 22 — St. Boniface Oktoberfest, Piqua

Sept. 21 and 22 — Fort Loramie German Heritage Days

Sept. 21 and 22 — New Bremen Pumpkinfest

Sept. 21 to 23 — Fall Festival, Indian Lake

Sept. 21 to 23 — Continental Fall Festival

Sept. 22 — Oktoberfest, Findlay

Sept. 22 — Bluffton Fall Festival

Sept. 29 — Beaverdam Fire and Rescue Summerfest, Beaverdam

Sept. 29 — Rockin’ the Rivers Music and Rib Fest, Defiance

Sept. 29 to 30 — Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District’s Apple Festival

Matt Reynolds, of Lima, grills half racks of ribs and half chickens for Sweet Carolines BBQ during a past Star Spangled Spectacular at Faurot Park in Lima.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/05/web1_sss.jpgMatt Reynolds, of Lima, grills half racks of ribs and half chickens for Sweet Carolines BBQ during a past Star Spangled Spectacular at Faurot Park in Lima.
Kierstyn Garber, left, and Kylie Garber enjoy a trip around the tracks at a past Allen County Fair.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/05/web1_fair2.jpgKierstyn Garber, left, and Kylie Garber enjoy a trip around the tracks at a past Allen County Fair.
Peyton Bacome competes in the pie-eating contest during a past Allen County Fair.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/05/web1_fair.jpgPeyton Bacome competes in the pie-eating contest during a past Allen County Fair.
Caramel apples tempt passersby at a food truck.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/05/web1_apples.jpgCaramel apples tempt passersby at a food truck.
Art awaits a new owner at a booth at a past Peony Festival in Van Wert.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/05/web1_peony.jpgArt awaits a new owner at a booth at a past Peony Festival in Van Wert.
A guide to summer events

By Merri Hanjora

mhanjora@limanews.com

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511

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