The 2023 festival will be held Friday, June 30th, and Saturday, July 1st, 2023 in Marshall Park in Ontario, Ohio. The festival continues to grow and many new features will be added this year. Food, Concerts, 5K Run, Games, Food Eating Contests, Raffle, Kid's Area, and the area's largest fireworks display synchronized to music on Mix 106.1FM WVNO. Be sure to check out all the sections below. We have a lot of great events this year!
Kicking off the festival Friday, July 1st, it is the Ontario Youth Sports, Milliron Auto Parts Land Regatta. The Land Regatta is a soap box derby style race where contestants build non-powered cars and race down Dunlap Drive through Marshall Park. Last year's event brought many styles and designs and this year is going to be even bigger. Start building your Regatta vehicle now and see if you have what it takes to win the Ontario Youth Sports – Milliron Auto Parts Land Regatta! Event runs from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Stop by and see classic cars with a cool vibe! Brian & Michelle Gate - State Farm Insurance is proud to present the Ontario Car Show in Marshall Park, Friday from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Looking for an adult beverage while you enjoy the Milliron Auto Parts - Ontario Youth Sports Land Regatta and the Ontario Car Show? Stop by and enjoy a draft brew in the beer garden with DJ Tony Mitchell of Mix 106.1FM. Beer garden is open from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The fair food begins for some of our vendors Friday night. Stop by and grab some food and enjoy the events. 5:30pm - 9:00pm
New this year is the Friday Night Corn Hole Tournament! Teams of two will compete for the 2022 Ontario Cornhole championship! This event will start at 6:00PM. Cost is $30 a team, that will be collected at the event. Get your team together and get signed up to compete! There is max number of teams allowed in this event so don’t wait to get registered. Use link below to register.
Get out and run for a good cause and win some amazing prizes including over $4000 in cash and giftcards! Thanks to Buckeye Express Car Wash - Trent & Sara Walter Family, Brian & Michelle Gates State Farm, Ontario Youth Sports, and The Cove Coffeeshop & Pizza Company!
The most extensive raffle in Festival history will take place this year. Raffle prizes include TVs, area restaurants, and even a car! This is where you come to look at a LIVE feed of winning numbers, they will also be displayed on our WMFD Jumbo Outdoor TV in the park. More details coming as we get closer to the event.
At Noon all our food vendors open for all your festival food cravings! This year ALL food vendors will be in Marshall Park. Come enjoy great food and enjoy our fantastic park!
New to the festival this year is the Patriotic Pooch Parade at 3:00pm! Get out the Red, White, and Blue outfits and take your pooch for a walk down the parade route. All participants will need to line up at the High School Parking Lot at 2:20 PM July 2nd. We will kick off the Pooch Parade at 3:00PM sharp. Plan on the Pooch Parade ending at the Dog Park – where we will pass out awards for the following categories.
1. Best Costume
2. Most Creative
3. That’s My Baby Dog Award
We ask that all dogs be on a leash and that you clean up any pooch messes as we have a big group following you! We do need you to pre-register with us for the Patriotic Pooch Parade. Please click the link below for simple registration.
This year's parade is going to be one of the biggest with a NEW ROUTE. The parade will run down a portion of Shelby-Ontario Road and go through the park. A viewing map will be posted soon. If you want to be a part of the parade, click "I want to be in the parade" link below so we can get you signed up. A special pet parade kicks off at 3:00 pm with the rest of the entries to follow. See the NEW PARADE ROUTE here
The 4th of July Festival will host 5 eating contests this year. The eating contests are as follows:
Friday, July 1st 7:00PM (open to first eight registrants 18 & under)
Friday July 1st 7:30PM (open to first eight registrants 19 & over)
Saturday July 2nd 7:00PM (open to first eight registrants that represent a High School team)
Saturday July 2nd 7:45PM (open to first eight registrants that represent a Civic Department in Richland County)
Saturday July 2nd 8:30PM (open to first eight registrants that represent a Business in Richland County)
Pour One Nine Beerfest VIP Tables Open at 5:30 pm with BBQ Dinner served at 7:00 pm. For table information visit PourOneNine.com General Admission also opens at 5:30 pm. Tickets are required. Click Find Out More for details and to order.
Let the kids burn off the energy! This year's kids' area will be filled with inflatables and events for all ages. Thank you to Ontario Police Department for handling security so that everyone is safe! Kids area is open from 12 noon to 10 pm
The marquee event is our Ontario Lions Club Frog Jump Contest! Big frogs like one of the past champions above, little frogs, and even the occasional toad show up for for the big jump! Complete rules will be posted here now. Start feeding your frogs and get them pumped for this family fun event! Event is at 4:15pm - 5:15pm at the Food Vendor Stage.
Click Here to Download Entry Form
New this year is the OYS Jump Around. This event will take place right after the Lions Club Frog Jump. Stop by the pavilion near food trucks and place your bid on celebrity frogs. The highest bid for each frog gets entered into the jump off bracket. Frogs will enter the red carpet and into the frog jump ring. The winning frogs highest bidder will when an amazing prize and it all goes to help are local sports programs.
The Pour One Nine Beer Festival and VIP BBQ Dinner kicks off at 5:30pm. Two concerts on the Avita Health System, Richland Public Health & Mix 106.1 Concert Stage including Soul Slater & The Horns Band at 5:30pm and Fleetwood Macked at 8pm! This is a ticketed event and details at PourOneNine.com. Entry to Pour One Nine is 21 & over. ID Required
Soul Slater & The Horns Band is back for another live performance on the Avita Health System, Richland Public Health and Mix 106.1 FM Concert Stage starting at 5:30pm Entry to Pour One Nine is 21 & over. ID Required
New to PourOneNine is Fleetwood Macked! Live in concert on the Avita Health System, Richland Public Health and Mix 106.1FM WVNO Concert Stage! Concert is from 8 pm to 10 pm Entry to Pour One Nine is 21 & over. ID Required
Breckelle Miller is a 7 yr old Singer, Ventriloquist, and Actress. She was named the 2022 Mini Miss and ‘Talent of the Year’ winner at the Cinderella State Scholarship Pageant and will compete at the International Competition in Dallas Texas on July 23rd! Breckelle is a Kindergarten student at Stingel Elementary in Ontario. Breckelle wi
Breckelle Miller is a 7 yr old Singer, Ventriloquist, and Actress. She was named the 2022 Mini Miss and ‘Talent of the Year’ winner at the Cinderella State Scholarship Pageant and will compete at the International Competition in Dallas Texas on July 23rd! Breckelle is a Kindergarten student at Stingel Elementary in Ontario. Breckelle will perform on the Mix106, Avita Health System, and Richland Public Health Concert Stage
Thanks to generous support from Dan & Brenda Niss, we light the fuse on the largest fireworks show in North Central Ohio synchronized to music on Mix 106.1FM WVNO at 10:10pm.
We love our community and want to celebrate America with you!
Marshall Park, 3375 Milligan Rd, Ontario, Ohio 44906, United States