SAUERED PIZZA ?! Dozens of sauerkraut creations, crafts and entertainment await at the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival

October 4 — In the early 1970s, when the residents of Waynesville randomly decided to add a sauerkraut dinner to a sidewalk sale, a curious hybrid was born.

Fifty years later, this festival now combines a plethora of sauerkraut-related food products with hundreds of artisans and attracts over 350,000 people each year. This year, the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival will take place on Saturday October 9 and Sunday October 10.

If you’re a sauerkraut or craft lover or both, here’s what you can expect to find at the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival.


It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a sauerkraut-focused festival produces some weird concoctions: – Sauerkraut pizza: sauerkraut layered over cheese, mixed with sausage and onions – German sundaes: mashed potatoes with sauerkraut , cheese, sour cream

Of course, there are also more classic sauerkraut products such as: – Pork, sauerkraut and mashed potatoes – Sauerkraut balls: sauerkraut and mashed potatoes in a fried crust – Sauerkraut fritters – Sauerkraut fondant


Assuming you’re a fan of crafts but not kraut, or just a general festival connoisseur, there are plenty of non-kraut items to snack on as well, including: – Brats, Polish sausage – Chop sandwiches pork – pretzel funnel cakes


There will be various artisans selling their wares in many categories. They are: – Candles and potpourris – Clothing accessories – Crafts / country primitives – Flowers / wreaths / baskets – Glass / ceramic / porcelain – Holiday crafts – Jewelry – Leather – Lotions / soaps / spa products – Ironwork – Accessories for animals – Photography / artists / picture frames – Pottery – Food / crafts to take away prepackaged – Scrapbooking / paper – Stitch / knitting / needlework – Toys – Wood crafts

There is also a miscellaneous category, which includes such items as cornhole sets and bags, wall clocks, craft picks, sporting goods and ornaments, sand art for kids, trees in the sand. friendship, universal mug handles, etc.


The full range of live entertainment includes:

Saturday: – 10 a.m. to 11 a.m .: Street Wise Band – 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m .: Opening Ceremonies – 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m .: Joey Said No – 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m .: TimeStamp – 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 30h: Bourbon Road Band – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m .: Barely Able

Sunday: – 8 a.m. to 9 a.m .: United Methodist Church Service – 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m .: Wild Rice Music Revue – 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m .: Waynesville Marching Band – 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m .: End Tan – 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m .: Michelle Robinson Band – 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m .: Locking Up Otis


What: Ohio Sauerkraut Festival

Where: Main Street in downtown Waynesville

When: October 9-10; from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday

No cost

More information: 513-897-8855 or

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