Ohio Arts Festivals & Competitive Exhibitions Directory

Festivals are a source of great pride for local communities and provide a venue for public engagement in the arts in Ohio. The Ohio Arts Council’s Festival Directory is a free resource for the public to engage with the arts and for artists to discover opportunities. Competitive exhibitions showcase Ohio’s wealth of artistic talent and encourage artists through exposure and awards. From juried exhibitions and multi-day festivals to arts-and-crafts bazaars and seasonal events, these experiences play a crucial role in enhancing cultural tourism, celebrating our heritage, and supporting Ohio’s economy.

A limited amount of print copies of the 2018 Festival Directory have been distributed to partners throughout the state. Scroll down to view pick-up locations.

We encourage you to download the digital 2018 Ohio Arts Council Festival Directory. If you are an Ohio Convention and Visitors Bureau or other well-traveled public destination interested in providing the 2018 Festival Directory to the public, please contact communications@oac.ohio.gov

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For those who are eager to explore Ohio’s rich arts and cultural scene, ArtsinOhio.com allows you to search for events across Ohio by event, date, venue and more. If you want to promote an event, join the thousands of Ohio organizations already listing new events daily. ArtsinOhio.com welcomes all of the Buckeye State’s arts and cultural groups, from zoos to theaters, historical societies to Ohio festivals.

A partnership between the Ohio Arts Council, Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network, Experience Columbus, Destination Toledo, and Destination Cleveland. Additional support is provided by the Greater Columbus Arts Council and TourismOhio. Media support is provided by Ohio Magazine.

Convention & Visitor Bureau Locations


Allen County

                 Lima-Allen County CVB

                 144 S. Main Street, Suite 101

Lima OH 45801


Ashtabula County

                 Ashtabula County CVB

                 1850 Austinburg Rd

Austinburg, OH 44010


Ashland County

Mohican Visitors Bureau

544 North Union St.

Loudonville, OH 44842


Belmont County

Belmont County Tourism

67800 Mall Ring Rd Unit 485

St Clairsville, OH  43950


Butler County

Oxford Visitors Bureau

14 W. Park Place, Suite C

Oxford, OH 45056


Carroll County

Carroll County CVB

61 North Lisbon Street

Carrollton, OH 44615


Coshocton County

Coshocton Visitors Bureau & Annin Flagmakers Showroom

432 N. Whitewoman St

Coshocton, OH 43812


Crawford County

Bucyrus Tourism & Visitors Bureau

301 South Sandusky Ave.

Bucyrus OH 44820


Franklin County

Destination Hilliard

5274 Norwich Street

Hilliard, Ohio 43026


Dublin CVB

9 South High Street

Dublin, OH  43017


Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau

167 Mill Street

Gahanna, OH 43230


Guernsey County

Cambridge/Guernsey County VCB

627 Wheeling Ave., Suite 200

Cambridge, OH 43725


Miami County

Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau

405 S.W. Public Square, Suite 272

Troy, OH 45373


Montgomery County

Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau

1 Chamber Plaza, Suite A

Dayton, OH 45402


Ross County

Ross-Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau

230 N Plaza Blvd.

Chillicothe, OH 45601


Sandusky County

Sandusky County CVB

712 North Street

Fremont, OH 43420


Scioto County

Portsmouth-Scioto County Visitors Bureau

342 Second Street

Portsmouth, OH 45662


Summit County

Akron Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau

77 E Mill Street

Akron, OH 44308


Trumbull County

Trumbull County Tourism Bureau

321 Mahoning Avenue NW

Warren, OH 44483


Union County

Union County CVB

                 227 E Fifth St

Marysville, OH 43040


Wayne County

Wayne County Convention and Visitors Bureau

428 West Liberty Street

Wooster, OH 44691


Wood County

Bowling Green Convention and Visitors Bureau

130 S Main Street

Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

Rest Stop Locations

Ashtabula County | Tourist Information Center I-90 Westbound


Belmont County | Tourist Information Center I-70 Westbound


Butler County

                  Tourist Information Center I-75 Northbound

                  Tourist Information Center I-75 Southbound


Preble County | Tourist Information Center I-70 Eastbound


Scioto County | Tourist Information Center US 23


Warren County | Tourist information Center I-71 Northbound


Washington County | Tourist Information Center I-77 Northbound


Wood County

                 Tourist Information Center I-75 Northbound

 Tourist Information Center I-75 Southbound


The OAC cannot guarantee the print copy supply at any given location. Please be in touch with your local or regional office before traveling to a pick-up location.