Our Weekend Pick for the weekend of October 13 and 14 is the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival in Waynesville, OH.
At the festival you will find culinary delights made from the festival’s namesake ingredient. The items range from sweet to savory. Although you want to turn up your nose at the idea of fudge, donuts, cookies and pies all made with sauerkraut, your taste buds may be surprised at the sweet deliciousness of the treats. On the more savory side you will find sauerkraut pizza, cabbage rolls, polish cabbage soup, and many pork and sauerkraut combinations. If you have never had a German sundae, it is well worth the stop at their booth. (Think baked potato smothered with sauerkraut, cheese, sour cream, bacon bits and green olive. Yum!) Other food options are available for those who do not fancy sauerkraut, so do not despair. You won’t go home hungry.
While the food may be quite delicious, the true reason to go is the over 450 quality artisan booths that you will find at the festival. From photography, to crafts of all types, to lotions, to pet items to clothing and accessories, there is something to appeal to everyone. The festival is a juried show which means that the each artisan there has been reviewed and approved by the jury committee.
Starting from its humble beginnings in 1970, the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival has grown from an attendance of 1500 people that first year to an estimated 350,000 visitors. That’s a lot of people. More than one review on the internet recommends getting to the festival early for the greatest enjoyment of your day.
Shuttle parking is provided from the Waynesville High School. The red arrows on the map below indicate where the high school is located. Enjoy your weekend!
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