‘Farm Fest’ to return… Schedule for 50th anniversary released


Schedule for 50th anniversary released

Pictured is Bob Evans Farm in Rio Grande, Ohio.

Pictured is Bob Evans Farm in Rio Grande, Ohio.


RIO GRANDE, Ohio — As promised, after last year’s festival was canceled due to the pandemic, the Bob Evans Farm Fest will be returning this fall, Oct. 8-10.

Celebrating 50 years of Farm Fest in 2021, this event attracts thousands with its entertainment, traditional arts & crafts, farm contests, food, children’s activities and demonstrations.

Planned for this year’s festival are: Live Country & Bluegrass Bands; Hogway Speedway Pig Racing; Taps in Motion Cloggers; Animals from the Columbus Zoo; Great Lakes Timber Show; Lily Pearl’s Tractor Square Dancing; Reno Family Horseshoe Pitching; Ready GO Dog Show; Voices of Ohio Homemade Arts & Crafts; Rides; Fireworks via Rockets Over Rio (hosted by the village of Rio Grande via donations) and much more.

The 2021 entertainment schedule includes:

Friday, Oct. 8 — 11:30 a.m., The Putnam Family; 1:30 p.m., The Ollom Brothers; 3:30 p.m., Bill Gorby & The Musical Mercenaries.

Saturday, Oct. 9 — 12:30 p.m., Vegas McGraw; 2:30 p.m., The Eldorado Band; 4:30 p.m., Exile; 9:30 p.m., “Rockets Over Rio” fireworks display in the Village of Rio Grande on the campus of the University of Rio Grande.

Sunday, Oct. 10 — 10 a.m., Kyle & Brittany Shaeffer, Music Ministry Worship Service by Bob Powell; 12:30 p.m., The Rarely Herd; 2 p.m., Johnny Staats & The Delivery Boys; 3:30 p.m., Dailey & Vincent.

As of now, the festival’s hours this October will be:

9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday and Sunday (Oct. 8 and Oct. 10); 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Saturday (Oct. 9). Admission is $5 per person with bus groups admitted free on Friday of the festival. Kids 5 and under are admitted free of charge.

All days ride tickets and individual ride tickets will also be available. Free primitive camping will be offered Oct. 5-10.

For the latest on the festival, including updates or changes, visit BobEvans.com/Farm-Festival.

The farm currently has its Adamsville Village log cabin display open daily for visitors.

Beth Sergent contributed to this article.

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Pictured is Bob Evans Farm in Rio Grande, Ohio.
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Schedule for 50th anniversary released