Zucchinifest Opening Day!








Fortress logo

Restrictions within Fortress Obetz:

  • Alcohol (can be purchased once inside)
  • Chairs
  • 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

Join us August 30th – September 2nd, 2019

for this family-friendly, four-day event at Fortress Obetz!


Rides, concerts, entertainment, food, pageants, a cruise-in/motorcycle show, and much more can be found at the Obetz Zucchinifest!


FREE admission to the festival and concerts!


Ride wristbands — $20


Fortress Obetz – 2050 Recreation Trail








Friday, 8/30/2019


WARRANT will kick off the Obetz Zucchinifest on Friday, August 30th! Join us in celebrating 30 years since their first album release—show starts at 9 PM.






Saturday, 8/31/2019

ACM New Female Vocalist Nominee RaeLynn will be joining friend Scott McCreery on Saturday, August 31st, at the Obetz Zucchhinifest.

Having just completed a US tour with Kane Brown and a worldwide tour with Maren Morris, she is excited to bring her powerful and engaging show to fans in Ohio.

Show starts at 6:30 PM.

Scotty McCreery


Saturday, 8/31/2019


Multi-Platinum country music artist Scotty McCreery, fresh off back-to-back No.1 hits “Five More Minutes” and “This Is It,” will be performing at the Obetz Zucchinifest.

Show starts at 9:00 PM.

Spin Doctors


Sunday, 9/01/2019


90s rock band Spin Doctors will open the night at the Obetz Zucchinifest on Sunday, September 1st! Join us in celebrating their 30 year anniversary—show starts at 7 PM.

Smash Mouth


Sunday, 9/01/2019


Multi-platinum-selling California rockers Smash Mouth will perform at the 2019 Obetz Zucchinifest on Sunday, September 1st. Join us in celebrating their 20 year anniversary—show starts at 9 PM.

2019 Spotlight Events

Something for everyone in the family!


Hooray for Kids Day!

Featuring COSI Science Spots, the Columbus Zoo Animals, and the Cincinnati Circus Company.


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 Monday, September 2nd.  Do not bring dishes that require refrigeration.  All food items must be on a throwaway 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 Friday, August 30th and 11:00 AM on Monday, September 2nd.

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


The Zucchini Judging will take place at 2:00 PM on Monday, September 2nd 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
Carousel Photo

2019 Your Stage Information


If you are interested in becoming a 2019 Your Stage performer, please contact Stacey Boumis by clicking the link below.

Stacey Boumis Contact