48th Annual Bob Evans Farm Festival

Celebrate fall Down on the Farm with a weekend of family fun, food, music & more!

Join us in Rio Grande, OH for the 48th annual Bob Evans Farm Festival, a weekend of family fun, arts & crafts, farm contests, live music and, of course, food from October 12-14, 2018.

Open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Admission: $5 for adults; 5 and under are free
Day Rides: $5 ages 12/under; $10 ages 13/over
All buses (chartered/school) free on Friday

Join us in Rio Grande, OH for the 48th annual Bob Evans Farm Festival, a weekend of family fun, arts & crafts, farm contests, live music and, of course, food from October 12-14, 2018.

New: The Eyes of Freedom

The powerful, nationally-touring exhibition, Honor the Service & Sacrifice of All Who Answer Our Nation's Call features life-sized portraits of 23 fallen Marines and Navy Corpsman of Lima Company, painted by acclaimed artist Anita Miller.

Quilts of Valor: Their mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.

The Food

While you could dine at the site of the first Bob Evans Restaurant, the Farm Festival also features fall favorites including bean soup, kettle corn, apple dumplings, ice cream, Ohio-made cheese, cider slushies and much more!

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Ride on the festival ferris wheel, enjoy live performances and shows, and see demonstrations of farm life all weekend long.

Highlights include:

Bob Evans Biscuit Zone: Witness the "world’s biggest" biscuits ever created and get a complimentary photo to take home when you post your favorite Festival photos to #BEFarmFest on Instagram or Twitter.

Taps in Motion Cloggers: Competitive teams perform this authentic and distinctive form of American folk dance.

The Columbus Zoo: Six to eight animals presented while a handler speaks about the animal’s habitat, its status in the wild, conservation issues, and more.

Great Lakes Timber Show: The lumberjack show features chainsaw carving, axe throwing, wood chopping, log rolling and loads of clean family humor.

Circle C Farm’s Hogway Speedway: They have been racing pigs for more than a decade. And it isn’t only pigs you can see taking to the speedway. Even some cute little ducks and goats get in on the action!

Reno Family Horseshoe Pitching: The Reno Family Horseshoe Pitchers have been putting on horseshoe exhibitions for 40+ years. They show the techniques of horseshoe pitching as well as doing some trick pitching, throwing horseshoes over and at each other.

Team Zoom Border Collies: Incredible stunt dogs you have to see to believe!

Team Fastrax Professional Skydiving Team: Look to the sky for this amazing display!

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Live Music:

All weekend long, enjoy live performances from top Bluegrass and Country musicians including: Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express, Love Canon, The Rarely Herd, New Silver Eagle Band, Shane Reunion Band, Kyle & Brittany Schaeffer, Bob Powell Worship Service, Sandy Shortridge Band, Johnny Staats & The Delivery Boys, Larry Sparks and Bucky Covington.

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FREE primitive camping (no electric or water hookups are available) is available Down at the Farm from Tuesday, October 9 through Sunday, October 15. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis and no reservations are accepted (but there's plenty of space!).

Dump station, potable water, porta john restrooms and 24-hour security provided on-site and each can include one camping unit, plus one additional vehicle.

General rules:

Campers can use generators until 10 p.m.  Campers wishing to operate their generators all night must park in the all night generator camping area.

Campfires are permitted with these guidelines – the campfire must be in a raised, enclosed fireplace and fire extinguishers must be on the campsite. Firewood can be purchased at the campground.