Arts & Festivals
If you love small town festivals
Waynesville is the perfect place to plan your trip so that you can enjoy the local fun and festivities!
If you’re looking for something for the whole family, check out the Fire Department Fish Fry in April or the Corwin Tractor Show and the Bluegrass on the Village Green ist Caesar’s Creek in June. The Ohio Renaissance Festival is just down Rt. 73 and you can enjoy it each year from late August to Mid-Oct. on weekends. The Air Show and Fly In is held each year around Labor Day at the Red Steward Air Park on Rt. 42. Bring a lawn chair and stay for the fun!
If you’re an antique treasure hunter, the pickins are great at the Old Main Street Antique Show held on the Sunday of Memorial weekend and at the Museum at the Friends Home Annual Garage Sale held in June.
Plan your Waynesville visit so you won’t miss these fun events!
History Lovers are in utopia when they visit Waynesville!
In addition to the historic walking tour that is available all year long, there are several festivals for the history buff! Plan your visit to include Caeser’s Creek Pioneer Village which hosts Habitat for History in April, Spring Gathering in May, Native American Gathering in August, a Civil War Encampment in September and a Harvest Festival and Rendezvous in October! History lovers won’t want to miss a visit to The Museum at the Friends Home which is an early Quaker boarding house now used as a museum. The Museum also offers historic tours for groups if you make arrangements prior to your arrival.
Ohio’s most haunted town.
If you love the paranormal, you’ll love Waynesville! Photos taken in Waynesville frequently show orbs and other abnormalities so bring your camera along and plan your visit during one of the times when ghost tours and dinners are being offered. During the summer months, Ghost dinners and tours are offered as part of the Second Saturday Street Faire.
Reservations are required (513-897-3779) and dinner is served at the Hammel House after which tour guides from the Museum at the Friends Home take you on a tour of the town. If you plan to arrive on the 3rd weekend of the summer months, the Museum at the Friends Home offers the tour without the dinner on the 3rd Saturday night of the month. Of course, October is the haunting month so ghostly activities are held more often during October. Ghost dinners and tours as well as tours without the dinner are available many nights during October. Check the website calendar for dates and times.
Home to the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival
On the second weekend in October, Waynesville is home to the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival which is a craft lover’s paradise with over 450 craft booths. Visitors can sample sauerkraut in all kinds of food offerings but if you don’t like sauerkraut, you can still find lots of fair food to satisfy your hunger or visit our local restaurants for their famous food. If you want a smaller craft fair, plan your visit on the second Saturday of June, July, August or September for the Second Saturday Street Faire with about 40 craft booths, a book swap, ghost dinner & tour and lots more!
What better way to spark that Holiday spirit than to visit a nostalgic small town like Waynesville!
The holiday season starts with Hearth Warming Holiday open houses in early November. By then, the whole town is trimmed for the season! December is a very busy month in Waynesville too so check the dates and plan to attend Christmas in the Village the first weekend in December, Dinner with Dickens on many weekend nights, the Christmas Holiday Tour of Homes sponsored by the Museum at the Friends Home, and the Candlelight Walk at Caesar’s Creek Pioneer Village.
As you can see, there are so many wonderful events in and near Waynesville. We hope to see you here soon!