2018 Obetz Zucchinifest August 31st - September 3rd
Zucchinifest Opening Day!
Restrictions within Fortress Obetz:
- Alcohol (can be purchased once inside)
- 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.)
- 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 31st – September 3rd, 2018
for this family-friendly, four day event at Fortress Obetz!
Rides, concerts, entertainment, food, pageants, a cruise-in and motorcycle show, Cincinnati Circus Company, Columbus Zoo animals, COSI science spots, a grand parade, and much more can be found at the Obetz Zucchinifest!
FREE admission to the festival and concerts!
Ride wristbands — $18.00.
Fortress Obetz – 2050 Recreation Trail
24 BRILLIANT WAYS TO USE ZUCCHINI (CLICK TO VIEW)
CONCERTS - NO TICKETS REQUIRED
Bret Michaels featuring special guest Lita Ford will be playing the Zucchinifest on Sunday, September 2nd!
Lita Ford will start the night off at 7:30 PM. Bret Michaels will perform at 9:00 PM. Fortress Obetz gates will open at 6:00 PM.
Photo courtesy of Carrie Reiser
Gretchen Wilson featuring special guest Jessie G will be playing the Zucchinifest on Saturday, September 1st!
Jessie G will start the night off at 7:00 PM. Gretchen Wilson will perform at 9:00 PM. Fortress Obetz gates will open at 6:00 PM.
2018 Spotlight Events
Something for everyone in the family!
Hooray for Kids Day!
Bring the kids out on Monday, September 3rd for a day of Festival fun!
COSI Science Spots
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 3rd. 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 Friday, August 31st and 11:00 AM on Monday, September 3rd.
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 3rd at the Information Tent.