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Festivals and Celebrations in Fairfield County, Ohio

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Fairfield County Fair last county fair of season October

Friday, May 11, 2018 - May 13, 2018
Community Days
Location: Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 157 E. Fair Ave., Lancaster, OH
Time: Friday 4:00 PM-10:00 PM, Saturday 12:00 PM-10:30 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM-6:00 PM
Website/Facebook: http://www.communitydaysfestival.org/
Organization: West Side United Neighbors Block Watch
Contact: Eric Keener
Phone: 740-654-9248
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This free festival features a car show, a Civil War encampment, live bands, amusement park rides, arts & craft shows, games, and lots of food!



Saturday, May 12, 2018
MayFest
Location: Olde Pickerington Village
Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Website/Facebook: http://pickeringtonvillage.com/index.php
Organization: Pickerington Village Association
Contact: Peggy Portier
Phone: 614-595-5867
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The annual Chocolate Hop expands to include handmade craft vendors as well as food and business vendors on W. Columbus Street. Live music in the gazebo at the corner of W. Columbus and Center Streets. The Chocolate Hop will be from noon to 2pm. Make a $5 donation and get a map of all the business locations around the Village where you’ll receive a little chocolate treat. Limited number of maps. Donate in advance to guarantee your map.



Thursday, May 24, 2018
Special Screening of "Green Grass of Wyoming"
Location: Skyview Drive-In Theater
Time: Dusk
Website/Facebook: https://www.fairfieldheritage.com
Organization: Fairfield County Heritage Association
Contact: Tammy Drobina
Phone: 740-654-9923
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A special screening of “Green Grass of Wyoming,” parts of which were filmed at the Lancaster fairgrounds, will be held to celebrate its 70th anniversary. The movie had its world premiere in Lancaster on May 25, 1948 and now, almost 70 years to the day, the Skyview Drive-In and Fairfield County Heritage Association have partnered so a new generation can enjoy it. Show starts at dusk, there is no admission cost for this special event.
 



Monday, May 28, 2018
Pickerington American Legion Memorial Day Celebration
Location: Pickerington, Ohio
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Friday, Jun 01, 2018
Pickerington PetFest
Location: Victory Park, Pickerington Ohio
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
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Saturday, Jun 02, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Lancaster Old Car Club Spring Festival
Location: Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 157 E. Fair Ave., Lancaster, OH
Time: 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Website/Facebook: http://www.lancasteroldcarclub.org
Organization: Lancaster Old Car Club
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The annual car show is held at the fairgrounds and features a replica of a gas station from the 1930s.



Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 - July 14, 2018
2018 Picktown Palooza
Location: Olde Pickerington Village next to Victory Park; situated within the city of Pickerington approximately 4 miles south of I-70 on State Route 256, located at 100 Lockville Road, in Pickerington.
Time: 5:00 PM - midnight
Website/Facebook: https://www.PicktownPalooza.org
Organization: Picktown Palooza
Contact: info@picktownpalooza.org
Phone: 614-379-2099
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The Picktown Palooza is a celebration of community. It includes: • Live entertainment featuring national celebrities as well as local acts • Children’s area featuring rides and activities designed for kids • Carnival rides and games for the whole family • At least 15 food and beverage vendors • Beer Garden • Car & Bike Show • Freedom 5k & Kids’ Fun Run • Business Showcase row for local and national companies • FREE parking



Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018
Lancaster Festival
Location: Various Locations throughout Fairfield County
Time: Various Times by Venue
Website/Facebook: http://www.lancasterfestival.org/
Organization: Lancaster Festival
Contact: Office
Phone: 740-687-4808
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11-day celebration of music and the arts. Over 70 events throughout the area, most are free.



Friday, Aug 17, 2018 - August 18, 2018
Carroll Community Festival
Location: Downtown Carroll - Bessie Benson Park
Time: Friday 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Website/Facebook: http://www.carrollareahistoricalsociety.weebly.com/
Organization: Carroll Area Historical Society
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Carroll has featured a family-fun event since 1963. This festival continues to offer a variety of entertainment and activities. No charge for festival admission.



Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 - August 31, 2018
Millersport Sweet Corn Festival
Location: Historic Lions Park, 2900 Chautauqua Blvd, Millersport, Ohio 43046
Time: Wednesday-Friday 5:00 PM-11:00 PM
Website/Facebook: http://www.sweetcornfest.com/
Organization: Millersport Lions Club
Contact: Lions Club
Phone: 740-467-2640
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Get ready for this fun festival that you are sure to find ear-resistable! Bring your family and friends to discover more than 20 midway rides and games, tractor pulls, food, parades, and more. Compete in one of the fun contests that are held throughout the week. 



Saturday, Sep 01, 2018
Millersport Sweet Corn Festival
Location: Historic Lions Park, 2900 Chautauqua Blvd, Millersport, Ohio 43046
Time: Wednesday-Friday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Website/Facebook: http://www.sweetcornfest.com/
Organization: Millersport Lions Club
Contact: Lions Club
Phone: 740-467-2640
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Get ready for this fun festival that you are sure to find ear-resistable! Bring your family and friends to discover more than 20 midway rides and games, tractor pulls, food, parades, and more. Compete in one of the fun contests that are held throughout the week. 



Monday, Sep 03, 2018
Labor Day Lions Club Fish Fry
Location: Victory Park, Pickerington, OH 43147
Time: 10:00 AM
Website/Facebook: http://www.pickeringtonvillage.com/
Organization: Pickerington Lions Club
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Phone: 614-321-8221
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Parade at 10:00 AM and Fish Fry at 11:00 AM.



Friday, Sep 07, 2018 - September 8, 2018
12th Annual Lithopolis Honeyfest
Location: W. Columbus St., Lithopolis, Ohio 43130
Time: Friday 3:00 PM-7:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Website/Facebook: http://www.lithopolishoneyfest.com/
Organization: Lithopolis Honeyfest
Contact: Festival Commitee
Phone: 614-829-7355
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See observation hives and the bee beard, meet the American Honey Princess, and more. Two stages of live music. Shop for an array of honey products direct from the hive. Free admission, parking and shuttle.



Sunday, Sep 23, 2018
Downtown Lancaster Fall Festival
Location: Various Locations in Downtown Lancaster, OH 43130
Website/Facebook: http://www.destinationdowntownlancaster.com/
Organization: Destination Downtown Lancaster
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A full day of celebrating everything Fall! Food trucks, live music, kids activities, and lots more. 



Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Frontier Spirit 1799
Location: Alley Park, 2805 Old Logan Rd. SE, Lancaster, OH 43130
Time: 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Website/Facebook: http://frontierspirit.org/
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FRONTIER SPIRIT 1799 Experience the trials and tribulations that the first settlers in the Ohio Territory endured as they fought for and carved out a home. Frontier Spirit 1799 showcases the events and lives of these settlers featuring 5 or 6 scenes from early Fairfield county in an outdoor theater. You’ll laugh, cry and learn of the price paid for what we now know as Lancaster, Ohio.

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Frontier Spirit is a step back into time that can be enjoyed by all ages. A tent village shows the life of the early settlers with demonstrations by skilled craftsmen of cooking, soap making, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving and more. The large marquis tent provides a place for music by many musicians on various period instruments, speeches by local dignitaries and various skits. Games and activities for children are also part of the village entertainment.

Concessions are available at very reasonable prices, with snacks, drinks and food-including bean soup cooked in iron kettles over an open fire. The village is open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm both days. A church service by a circuit preacher is featured at 9:00 am on Sunday morning. Bring the family and enjoy a little bit of living history. This is a free event, but donations are greatly appreciated.

In case of rain, the theater may close but the village is always open.



Sunday, Oct 07, 2018 - October 13, 2018
Fairfield County Fair
Location: Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 157 E. Fair Ave., Lancaster, OH
Time: Various Times each day
Website/Facebook: http://www.fairfieldcountyfair.com/
Organization: Fairfield County Fair
Contact: Fair Office
Phone: 740-653-3041
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The last County Fair of the season! Free admission on Sunday, October 8.



Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
Lancaster-Fairfield County Holiday Parade
Location: Downtown Lancaster
Time: 10:00 AM
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Contact: Fran Miller
Phone: 740-653-3583
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Thousands of people line the streets to see the decorative floats, animals, tractors, live music, entertainers, Santa and much more. Parade route begins at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds heading south on Columbus Street. Route turns east onto Main Street through Downtown. Parade goes north on Broad Street, returning to the Fairgrounds. The parade lasts approximately 2 hours. 



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