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Festival and Market Season in Fairfield County: What’s Happening Soon

May 31, 2023

Festival and Market Season in Fairfield County: What’s Happening Soon

It’s officially festival and market season in Fairfield County!

From art, music, food, outdoor fun, car shows, free movies, the Lancaster Festival, and more, check out this list of events that you won’t want to miss this summer in Fairfield County!

Music, Movies, and More


Lancaster Friday Night Bandstand Summer Concert Series (MAY-AUG)

Enjoy this free outdoor concert presented Friday nights throughout the summer in beautiful historic downtown Lancaster. Bring a lawn chair and family and friends, and enjoy music from local artists! View the entertainment lineup in the events linked here.

FFestival and Market Season in Fairfield County: What’s Happening Soon
FFestival and Market Season in Fairfield County: What’s Happening Soon

Saturday Cinema in Downtown Lancaster (MAY-AUG)

Visit downtown Lancaster on the second Saturday of every month, May through August, for a free movie in Zane Square. Enjoy family-friendly music and activities before the movie begins! 

Music in the Park in Downtown Bremen (MAY-SEP)

On Sunday evenings throughout the summer, visit downtown Bremen for Music in the Park! Bring a lawn chair and pack a snack, or order from a local restaurant as you enjoy an evening of music! Concerts are from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M.  See the full schedule of events here.

Pickerington Summer Concert Series (JUN-AUG)

Bring a blanket and chairs to enjoy music in the park with family and friends in Sycamore Creek Park, and make it an evening by staying to enjoy Friday Night Flicks following the concert

  • Friday, June 2 – Turn to Stone
  • Friday, July 7 – Lee Gantt Band
  • Friday, August 4 – SWAGG

Friday Night Flicks in Pickerington (JUN-AUG)

Enjoy a free movie with family and friends in Sycamore Creek Park, after enjoying the Summer Concert Series before the movie! 

  • Friday, June 2, 2023 – Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • Friday, July 7, 2023 – Top Gun: Maverick
  • Friday, August 4, 2023 – Puss and Boots: The Last Wish

Cruise-In Brews at Combustion Brewery & Taproom (JUN 10, 2023)

On Saturday, June 10, starting at 11 A.M.,  enjoy a free community event presented by the Pickerington Lions Club and Combustion Brewery & Taproom. This outdoor event and beer garden will take place in the Combustion Brewery parking lot with food trucks and live music to enjoy. Event proceeds benefit Lions Club Charities. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Learn more or follow this event on Facebook.

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The Cruise-In Brews Car Show.

The 36th Earth Angel Foundation Fundraiser Super Cruise-In (JUN 24, 2023)

Join the Earth Angel Foundation at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds for its annual Super Cruise-In on Saturday, June 24. This event is open to cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Spend your day enjoying the car show, door prizes, a Chinese auction, a live auction, 50/50 drawing, and an engine auction. Along with this, there will be plenty of craft and food vendors! 

Summer Festivals in Fairfield County


The 39th Lancaster Festival (JUL 20 – JUL 29, 2023)

Immerse yourself in the community at the 39th Lancaster Festival as you enjoy various forms of artistic expression, including music from the Lancaster Festival Orchestra, a unique sidewalk chalk experience with Chalk the Block, Festival Fair Day, and more! This year, enjoy live music from Andy Grammer, Red Hot Chili Pipers, and Sheryl Crow! For more information, visit the Lancaster Festival’s website by clicking here or check out our event calendar.

The sun sets as the Lancaster Festival Orchestra performs on the campus of Ohio University in Lancaster, Ohio.
An orchestra playing on stage at the Lancaster Festival.

ArtWalk (JUL 21, 2023)

Destination Downtown Lancaster and the Lancaster Festival proudly present the 36th annual ArtWalk on Friday, July 21st from 6 to 9 P.M. Come and experience downtown Lancaster’s most popular night! Stroll through beautiful historic Lancaster and enjoy the juried exhibitions of local and regional artists in over 30 downtown locations. Enjoy live music on stage, in business locations, and with talented street performers.

Be sure to come hungry! Restaurants are open for business with many setting up outdoor stations with handy to-go items. Food trucks and trailers line the streets to provide a variety of fabulous menu options all within the designated outdoor refreshment area (DORA).

Picktown Palooza (JUL 13 – JUL 15, 2023)

Picktown Palooza is a three-day celebration of the Pickerington community that features fun activities and entertainment for the whole family!  Enjoy carnival rides, a kids’ corner, national artists, local musicians, food vendors, a beer garden, a 5K, a car show, and more!

Click here to view the full event schedule. Check out the Picktown Palooza website or follow them on Facebook to see concert announcements and updates.


Baltimore Festival (AUG 5 – AUG 8, 2023)

The Baltimore Festival is an annual event featuring live entertainment on two stages, rides, food, Queen’s Pageant, Baby Pageant, Friday evening Cruise-In, Saturday morning Grand Parade, and activities at the festival grounds all day. See the full schedule of events here.

Wands & Wizards Weekend (AUG 10 – AUG 12, 2023)

It’s the most magical weekend of the year! Join as businesses and organizations across the county celebrate all things mystical and enchanting with specials and events. Visit a local restaurant to sample some specially brewed potion drinks, enjoy a scavenger hunt to find fantastical creatures, or enroll in a class to create your own wand. The possibilities are endless! Learn more about Wands & Wizards Weekend and follow the Facebook event

Carroll Community Festival (AUG 18 – AUG 19, 2023)

Join the village of Carroll for the annual Carroll Community Festival on Friday, August 18 starting at 5 P.M. featuring lots of fun and live music!  Don’t miss the parade, face painting, pie contest, softball game, car show, and more! There will be even more fun activities on Saturday, August 19, for all to enjoy.  

Lancaster BrewFest (AUG 19, 2023)

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Lancaster BrewFest in downtown Lancaster on Saturday, August 19, 2023.  Arrive early to explore the shops, restaurants, and museums of the historic district while enjoying the outdoor refreshment area.  Lancaster BrewFest will feature selections of beer from 25+ Ohio craft breweries, live music, and great food trucks in an outdoor festival atmosphere.

Learn more or follow this event on Facebook. You can also book your BrewFest Getaway Package for a unique VIP experience, including a discounted hotel rate for two!

Friends cheers their drinks outside of a restaurant in Lancaster.
A group of friends at Lancaster BrewFest.

Tour de Buckeye Lake (AUG 19, 2023)

Bike for a benefit!  Join the Tour de Buckeye Lake for their 7th annual ride and help fundraise for trail development, safety, and bikes for underprivileged children – now with 3 different route options, a beer garden, live music entertainment, and more food options than ever!  Learn more and register for this event here, and don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook.

Visit the Tour de Buckeye Lake website for details including schedules and contact information. Registration will be open on the day of the event for those interested.  Learn more or follow this event on Facebook.

cyclists preparing for a group ride
Cyclists riding in the Tour de Buckeye Lake.

Summer Markets in Fairfield County

Baltimore Farmers Market (JUN-SEP)

Located in the village of Baltimore, visit Tuesdays from 4-7 P.M. from June through September for the Baltimore Farmers Market! Produce, baked goods, crafts, and a variety of natural products are available from many local vendors. This small-town market also includes food trucks, a picnic area, a children’s corner, featured demonstrations, and special giveaways.  Make sure to snap a photo with their brand-new Farmers Market sign! 

Old Fashioned Farmers Market at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds (JUN-SEP)

Visit the farmers market at the fairgrounds, offering the finest and freshest produce, meat, flowers, handcrafted items, plants, and home-produced goods. Open seasonally on Saturdays from 8 A.M. to 12 P.M. at the historic Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Ohio.

Olde Pickerington Farmers’ Market (JUN-SEP)

The Olde Pickerington Farmers’ Market offers fresh Ohio-grown produce, baked goods, honey, meats, crafts, prepared foods, and more. Open Thursdays, June-September, from 4 to 7 P.M. Follow the Olde Pickerington Farmers’ Market Facebook page for special event information.

Lancaster Farmers Market (MAY-OCT)

The Lancaster Farmers Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, meats, eggs, cut flowers, preserves, popsicles, crafts, plants, honey, body care products, and more! Open Saturdays, 8:30 A.M. to 12 P.M., at West Chestnut Street in downtown Lancaster (behind Keller Market House). The farmers market is rain or shine, on the first Saturday in May through the first Saturday in October. Learn more on Facebook.  Afterward, grab lunch at one of the many downtown eateries!

Millersport Community Market (JUN-AUG)

Arrive by bike, car, or boat for the Millersport Community Market from June 10th to August 19th, every other Saturday from 10 A.M. to 1  P.M.!  These vendors are comprised of family farms from surrounding communities and other local small businesses. Afterward, explore Buckeye Lake, Ohio’s oldest state park, and enjoy one of the many restaurants or bars around the water! 

The fun isn’t over!  Find and learn more about annual events happening around Fairfield County on our website. 

Plan your trip to Fairfield County today!
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