When was the last time you had a roasted ear of sweet corn smothered in butter?
Every spring right after the final frost, Ohio farmers begin to plant their fields of corn. And every year, like the farmers, we wait. We check it’s growth to see if the stalks are knee high by 4th of July. We wait some more. Then suddenly about mid-July, as if right on cue, ears of corn start to appear on the stalks. The farmers begin to harvest their crops and Ohio celebrates another year’s corn harvest with local festivals. This year why not plan to celebrate the harvesting of this Ohio crop by enjoying a local festival. Remember it’s okay to get a little corny.
Below we have listed upcoming Ohio corn festivals. The festivals are listed by date. We have made every attempt to list accurate information.
MARIETTA SWEET CORN FESTIVAL
Dates: July 16-17, 2021
Time: July 16 5pm-9pm | July 17 11am – 8pm
Location: 300 Block of Front Street
Historic Downtown Marietta, OH
HIDDEN VALLEY OLD FASHIONED FARM CORN FESTIVAL
Date: August 7, 2021
Location: 5474 North State Route 48
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
NORTH RIDGEVILLE CORN FESTIVAL
Dates: August 13-15, 2021
Location: between State Route 83 and Root Road on Bainbridge Road
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
The annual Corn Festival offers FREE admission, FREE entertainment, and FREE parking.
FAIRBORN SWEET CORN FESTIVAL
Date: August 21-22, 2021
Time: Saturday 11am-7pm | Sunday 11am-6pm
Location: Community Park
691 E Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn, OH
“This is a family-oriented event. There will be approximately 180 handmade arts and crafts booths and food vendors. You can enjoy the favorites such as steamed cooked sweet corn, BBQ chicken, pork chop sandwiches, and fresh cut watermelon. There will be art and crafts for everyone including candles, wood items, jewelry, watercolor and oil paintings, and much more.”
ST. ANTHONY CORN ROAST FESTIVAL
Location: 1300 Urban Dr., Columbus, OH 43229
Rides, food and games.
FULTON FARM SWEET CORN FESTIVAL
Date: August 28-29, 2021
Location: Fulton Farms Inc.
2393 OH-202, Troy, OH
Facebook event page.
“The Fulton Farms sweetcorn festival is a free family friendly event with plenty to offer for every member of the family! Come enjoy live entertainment, local craft vendors and food trucks, children’s play area, fresh produce, corn roast, farm animals, and much more.”
MILLERSPORT SWEET CORN FESTIVAL
Dates: September 1-4, 2021
Location: 2900 Chautauqua Blvd
Millersport, Ohio 43046
The Millersport Sweet Corn Festival offers concerts, rides, games, animals, tractor pulls, contests, prizes and more!
CLINTON COUNTY CORN FESTIVAL
Date: September 10-12, 2021
Location: Clinton County Fairgrounds
958 W Main St., Wilmington, OH 45177
CORN & PUMPKIN WEEKENDS
Dates: October 9-10 and 16-17, 2021
Location: Lake Metroparks Farmpark
8800 Euclid Chardon Rd (Rt 6), Kirtland, OH 44094
“Lake Metroparks Farmpark continues a tradition of celebrating the harvest season with the Corn & Pumpkin Festival. Help husk, shell and grind the corn, make handmade corn husk dolls and paint pumpkins (additional fee). Explore the three-acre corn maze.”
GRAB YOUR CORN
Pictured above: Just picked ears of corn from Szalay’s Farm & Market, located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Article: Diane Rock
Rocky Hill | MyOhioFun.com
Editor’s note: This article ran in 2019 and has been updated yearly to show new festival dates. Any use of the above article or images without prior permission, will be in violation of copyright laws.