Obetz Zucchinifest - August 24-27

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Join us August 24-27, 2017

for this family-friendly, four day event!

The year’s festival will include; rides, entertainment, food, pageants, a cruise-in and motorcycle show, and a fantastic parade.

FREE admission to the festival and concerts!

No coolers or outside food and beverages permitted.

1841 Williams Road (previous site of Columbus Motor Speedway)

 

24 BRILLIANT WAYS TO USE ZUCCHINI (CLICK TO VIEW)

 

Zucchinifest ride wristband information:

Wristbands will be sold on Thursday and Friday from open to close, Saturday from 11 AM to 5 PM, Sunday from open to close.
Wristbands cost $18 per day.

 

Restrictions within Fortress Obetz:

  • Alcohol (can be purchased once inside)
  • Coolers
  • Glass containers of any kind
  • Pets (However, service animals are not pets. If someone states that his/her dog is a service animal, it can stay.)
  • Backpacks
  • No bags bigger than 6” x 8”x 10”
  • Video recording equipment
  • Laser pointers
  • Sticks or poles of any kind
  • Any signs that could obstruct other guests view
  • Any other item that police, security, or event staff deem to be dangerous or inappropriate

CONCERTS

 

 

TED NUGENT

Ted Nugent will be headlining the Festival on Saturday the 26th at 8:30 PM.

Festival concerts will be held at Fortress Obetz – 1841 Williams Road (previous site of Columbus Motor Speedway)

The gates for the concert will open at 5:30 PM that day.

FREE entry to the festival and concerts! No ticket required.

No chairs or canopies are allowed.

No coolers or outside food and beverages permitted.

 

 

Ted Nugent

 

 

Jamey Johnson

Jamey Johnson will be headlining the Festival on Friday the 25th at 9:00 PM.

Festival concerts will be held at Fortress Obetz – 1841 Williams Road (previous site of Columbus Motor Speedway)

The gates for the concert will open at 6:00 PM that day.

FREE entry to the festival and concerts! No ticket required.

No chairs or canopies are allowed.

No coolers or outside food and beverages permitted.

 

 

 

Jamey Johnson

2017 Spotlight Events

Something for everyone in the family!

 

Hooray for Kids Day!

Bring the kids out on Sunday, August 27th for a day of Festival fun!

Columbus Zoo 1:00
COSI Science Spots 2:00 to 5:00 PM
FREE Arts and Crafts 4:00 to 5:00 PM

 

Obetz Zucchini Festival Kids Day Photo

 

Zucchini Judging

Who grew the biggest zucchini?  Come out to the Zucchini Judging to find out.

 

There are a number of categories so it is easy for anyone to participate.  

 

Please bring all food entries at the Information Tent no later than 1:00 PM on Sunday, August 27th.  Do not bring dishes that require refrigeration.  All food items must be on a throw away plate.

Categories for food entries are: Best Dessert and Best Zucchini Bread.

Please drop off all non-food entries at the Information Tent between 5:00 PM on Thursday, August 24th and 11:00 AM on Sunday, August 27th.

Categories for Non-Food entries are: Biggest Zucchini (weight), Smallest Zucchini (weight), Most Unusual, and Best Dressed.

 

The Zucchini Judging is 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 27th at the Information Tent.

 

Zucchini Products Photo for Judging

Grand Parade

The Grand Parade includes vintage cars, churches, bands, area businesses, political candidates, floats, dance groups, and much more. Anyone can participate!

Grand Parade Photo

Parade Entry Form

2017 PARADE ENTRY FORM

Carousel Photo

2017 Your Stage Information

 

If you are interested in becoming a 2017 Your Stage performer, please contact Stacey Boumis by clicking the link below.

Stacey Boumis Contact

Event Sponsors

A HUGE Thank you to our fantastic sponsors!