Warm weather, longer days, and plenty of sunshine- it’s festival season! Check out our list of the best Ohio food festivals for the month of June. Not able to make it to your favorite festival below? Not to worry! Now you can try out some of our festival-inspired recipes to bring a taste of the event right into your kitchen.

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But, if your weekend schedule is looking for some filling, grab your road map and hop in the car to visit any of these awesome foodie fests. Oh, and make sure you go with an empty stomach!

 

June 2-4, 2017Newark Strawberry Festival – Newark, Ohio

Featuring food and craft vendors, Miss Strawberry Pageant, and “world famous” Kiwanis Strawberry Shortcake, this weekend festival is sure to please!

Recipe: Mix up dessert time with our Strawberry Frozen Yogurt recipe. A cool substitute for shortbread, this treat can be made up to a month in advance.

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June 3, 2017Bacon & Cheese Festival – Fairfield, Ohio

Go whole hog at this celebration of all things bacon and cheese! With unlimited food samples, this is a bacon lover’s dream.

Recipe: To make a bacon and cheese sampling of your own, try out some of our favorite savory recipes. Always a crowd pleaser, our Bacon Cheese Dip in a Bread Bowl combines the best of both worlds- cheesy and bacon-y! If you close your eyes and take a big bite of our Creamy Bacon Mac and Cheese you’ll feel like you’re actually at the festival.

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June 7-11, 2017Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Festival – Austintown, Ohio

A fair food lover’s paradise, this annual church festival has something for everyone. Lemon shakes, cake booth, and chicken dinners- oh my!

Recipe: Not your typical fried chicken! Try our Homemade Chicken Tenders for a healthy taste of the Festival’s classic chicken dinner.

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June 9-10, 2017  23rd Annual Banana Split Festival – Wilmington, Ohio
A world-famous dessert first created practically in our backyard! Celebrate Wilmington’s claim as the birthplace of the Banana Split with two days of fun.

Recipe: Anyone can whip up a Banana Split, but our Banana Split Cupcakes will steal the show. Sweet cream cheese and fresh bananas are the stars of this dessert.

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June 11, 2017  7th Annual Jewish Cultural Festival – Dayton, Ohio

Sample Jewish foods from the Southwest US, Latin America, the Middle East, and the iconic New York deli scene. Vendors such as Graeters, Shmaltz, and The Temple bakery will sell traditional Jewish foods.

Recipe: If you’re craving something sweet, try making traditional Passover cookies- macaroons! Not to be confused with the fancy French sandwich cookie, this dense drop cookie is full of coconut goodness.

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June 16-17, 2017International Beer Festival – Fairfield, Ohio

Quench your thirst at the International Beer Festival! Featuring 400 beers from more than 100 different breweries, you’ll have the chance to try imported & craft beers. Beer foods and pub grub is also on hand to fill you up.

Recipe: Infuse the flavors of the festival into our Beef Bean and Beer Chili. Keep a can (or two!) of beer on hand to add to this flavorful dish.

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June 17, 2017  Wine, Jazz & Art Fest – Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio
Ohio’s largest Free Admission Wine Festival! Browse local artists, listen to live jazz, and taste wine from 7 local wineries.

Recipe: A twist on the classic drink, our Roasted Cherry Sangria is the perfect balance of tart and sweet. Serve over ice, top with rosé wine and garnish with mint.

 

 

 

June 17, 2017 Simply Slavic Heritage Festival – Downtown Youngstown, Ohio

A celebration of all things Slavic! Featuring an ethnic marketplace and plenty of Central and Eastern European food vendors, you’re sure to enjoy this festival whether you can claim Slavic heritage or not.

Recipe: Not your grandmother’s pierogis! Our Baked Pierogi Cheese Casserole is a one-dish meal that will give you the essence of Simply Slavic.

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June 24-25, 2017  Mulberry Creek Herbfair – Huron, Ohio

Oh la la! The food, wine, & culture of France will the focus of this year’s annual fair. Workshops, lectures, and over 50 vendors make this a great weekend destination.

Recipe: Our Apple French Onion Soup has all the flavors of the fair in one bowl. The thyme and apple give this classic soup a modern twist!

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For the complete list of many June food festivals in Ohio, check out this calendar. Happy traveling!

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