Obetz Zucchinifest Banner Photo

Join us August 25-28, 2016

in Memorial Park for this family-friendly, four day event!

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

Admission to the festival and concerts are FREE!

No coolers or outside food and beverages permitted.



Saturday's Main Event

Photo of Clint Black

All concerts are free!

No ticket required.

Clint Black will perform on Saturday, August 27th at 8:30 PM.

Headlining the Saturday night performance will be Clint Black! Since his career began in the early 80’s, Clint has won several ACM, AMA, and CMA awards. He has had more than 30 singles on the US Billboard country charts, twenty-two of which have reached number one, in addition to having released nine studio albums and several compilation albums. In 2003, Black founded his own record label, Equity Music Group.

No coolers or outside food and beverages permitted. Parking near the venue is limited so arrive early. The Baymont Inn and Suites will be offering shuttle service to the grounds to individuals staying at the hotel.

Photo of Dylan Scott


Dylan Scott

will open the show at 7:00 PM. With his career in full swing, Dylan is quickly establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with in country music. His social media stats are exploding and his live show is proving that Dylan is an exceptional entertainer as well as being a world-class vocalist.


2016 Spotlight Events

Something for everyone in the family!

Friday, August 26th – Lou Gramm

Lou Gramm, the original lead singer of Foreigner, will be headlining Friday, August 26th at 9:00 PM. Lou Gramm was just recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013. He has also earned several Grammy nominations throughout his successful career.

Lou Gramm

Hooray for Kids Day!

Bring the kids out on Sunday, August 28th 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 28th.  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 25th and 11:00 AM on Sunday, August 28th.

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 28th at the Information Tent.

Zucchini Products Photo for Judging


Buck I Guy

Come see Buck I Guy on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday at this year’s Zucchinifest!

Buck I Guy

Beer Garden

Join your friends at the Zucchinifest Beer Garden located near the concert area.

Hours of Operation: Thursday, August 25th 5:00 to 10:00 PM
Friday, August 26th 5:00 to 11:00 PM
Saturday, August 27th 1:00 to 11:00 PM

Carousel Photo

Grand Parade

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

Parade Entry Form

Click here for a Parade Entry Form! Map of the Parade Route

Grand Parade Photo

Event Sponsors

A HUGE Thank you to our fantastic sponsors!