Swing into fall

Fair-goers can literally swing into fall at the Crestline Harvest Festival--at least the children can.

CRESTLINE -- The 46th Annual Crestline Harvest Festival begins on Thursday Sept. 19 with an Opening Ceremony starting at 4:30 p.m. followed by the new Little Miss and Princess Pageants. The Queen’s Pageant will start at approximately 7 p.m.

This year we decided to expand our pageants to include younger girls beyond our normal Queen’s Pageant which consist of girls that are of high school age.

Helping us again this year during the pageants and making multiple performances are the students of the Pioneer Performing Arts Academy.

The festival continues Friday with Main Stage performances by 100 Proof and Crazy Gringos. The festival concludes Saturday with Main Stage performances by Jessica Hannan and Nashville Crush. The Beer Garden features the Baker 47 band on Friday and Kolbalt Kreek on Saturday.

The festival is open from 5 to 10 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 19, noon to 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, and noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Various food vendors line the midway that includes all the festival favorites. Rides are available for both kids and adults with contests on the Main Stage Saturday.

Alumni Night for all Crestline High School graduates is at the St. Joseph School Convocation Center starting at 6 p.m. on Friday.

The Crestline Fire Department will hold a Pancake Breakfast at the Fire House starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday while the Crestline Police Department will host its Back to Blue Car & Motorcycle Show starting at 8 a.m.

The Harvest Festival Parade steps off at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

About the Crestline Harvest Festival

The Crestline Harvest Festival is the official kickoff to autumn in North Central Ohio. The festival takes place each year on the third Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of September. The festival features a Queen’s Pageant, bands, rides, great food, a parade, and a beer garden. The festival is a proud member of the Ohio Festival and Events Association.

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