Festivals 2021: Pumpkin donuts, balloons, rides, and music are back! But some fairs still virtual

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — By Yes, Virtual, Undecided, or Nope!, here’s a roundup of what’s ahead for festival goers in 2021.

YES!

Vintage Ohio South, Wine Festival: May 22, Clark County Fairgrounds, Springfield. 18 wineries, 12 vendors, 4 food trucks, outdoors, music. Advanced tickets $25, designated driver $10.

Lancaster Festival, July 23-31 2021. The Lancaster Festival celebrates the artistic creativity of all cultures, serving as the foundation of year-round community efforts to nurture participation in the arts.

Dublin Irish Festival: According to the City, Dublin Irish Days, presented by the Dublin Irish Festival will take place August 5-8. Organizers say it will celebrate the traditions of the festival while prioritizing the health and safety of participants.

All Ohio Balloon Fest:  August 12-14, 2021. Make sure to join us for an experience you won’t soon forget! 

Columbus Food Truck Festival:  August 20-21, 2021. We are planning “as if” it’s going to happen with the same passion and organization as years past. 70 food trucks, 30 crafters, and 20 bands. 10th anniversary year!

Grove City Wine and Arts Festival: June 18, 19, 2021, Enjoy a pairing of upcoming wineries and art surrounded by Heart of Grove City’s unique spin of hot spots and culture.

Millersport Sweet Corn Festival: September 1 – September 3 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and September 4 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. We hope you all will join us in 2021!!

Lost Lands Music Festival: Sept 24-26. Music festival in Legend Valley.

Columbus Italian Festival: Scheduled to run October 4 -10 (check website for events and times)

Prairie Harvest Festival: October 9th. Westland High School, 146 Galloway Rd, Franklin County. Food trucks, fire prevention festival, pumpkin painting and carving, games, and much more.

Ohio State Fair: 2021 Ohio State Fair, July 28 – August 8, 2021, will be limited to livestock and educational competitions.

Circleville Pumpkin Show: October 20-23, 2021. Organizers say: “We’ll see you this year!” Attracts over 400,000 visitors, 100,000 pumpkin donuts sold. Arts, crafts, baked goods, and art show. The community has 12,000 people.

VIRTUAL:

Columbus Asian Festival: May 29-30, Digitally streamed.

Comfest: Due to ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic and the limits established for large events, Community Festival (ComFest) will not take place at Goodale Park on June 25, 26, and 27, 2021.

Pride: Virtual in June 2021, virtual PRIDE March broadcast on June 19.

UNDECIDED:

Highball: Nothing on website yet

Marion Popcorn Festival: September 9-11 is the scheduled event on the website. Currently, no other information is available.

NOPE:

Delaware Arts Festival: Next date is May 14-15, 2022.

Columbus Arts Festival

Jazz and Ribs: Will not take place in July 2021. Hot ribs, cool jazz will return in 2022!

Worthington Arts Festival: The 2021 Worthington Arts Festival canceled. The 2022 event is scheduled for June 18 and 19.

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