This sprawling state fair is among the nation's largest. In late July, seemingly all of Ohio gathers for 12 incredible days. Live concerts and entertainment compete with scavenger hunts, amusement park rides, and special guests to make this an unforgettable family day out. Celebrity impersonators rub shoulders with actual celebrities. Naturally, the festival's catering revolves around the state's prolific produce. Shop 'til you drop or kick back at a beer garden — your options are endless.
Some 23,000 pies are sold during this four-day autumn pumpkin-focused extravaganza in Ohio's Circleville. Try pumpkin pastries and myriad other pumpkin products at 300 different stands. There's even pumpkin beer. Kids will love the pumpkin-themed games and pumpkin-related crafting sessions.
The town of Bowling Green is transformed into a wonderland of festive family fun. This February festival brightens up wintry days with ice sculpture installations and a chili cook-off. Go ice skating or take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. A plethora of food stalls offer hearty treats, including some of the best hot chocolate in the state.