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!
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.
New for 2023 is the Ontario 4th of July Festival Craft Show on Saturday, July 1st from 11 am to 5 pm. Space is limited so reserve your spot by clicking the link below.
Get out and run for a good cause and win some amazing prizes including 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! Signup will be posted here closer to event.
The most extensive raffle in Festival history will take place this year. Raffle prizes include TVs, area restaurants and more! 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's 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 more great food-eating contests. We will update the list as we get closer to the festival.
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 Frog Jump Contest! Big frogs like one of the past champions above, little frogs, and even the occasional toad show up for the big jump! Complete rules will be posted here now. Start feeding your frogs and get them pumped for this family fun event!
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
Country is back with County Line performing on our main stage at 8pm! 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
National Anthem will be performed on the Mix106, Avita Health System, and Richland Public Health Concert Stage at 10:05pm leading into the Mix 106 musical sound track.
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!
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