Take Exit 93 festivals

Local Festivals and Attractions just off I-77
when you Take Exit 93!

Behind the Scenes of Zoar Tours

Zoar Hotel cupola stairsMarch 22 – 24 & 29-31, 2019

Also April 4, 5, 6 & 7, 2019

Explore areas of the buildings not on the regular tour as we take you through the nooks and crannies of Zoar Village. Tours will be held: March 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, or 31 and April 4, 5, 6, or 7. Tours begin at 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, or 3:00pm. Sunday Tours: 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, or 3:00pm. Cost is $15 per person. Space is limited to 10 people per tour. Reservations are required. No refunds will be issued.


Sponsored by Zoar Community Association

Maifest in Zoar 

Zoar MaifestMay 11, 2019 – 10am – 5pm

Beers, Brats, and Bands! Celebrate the coming of spring with a traditional German festival! German food and drink, German bands, choirs, and dancing, games, make-and-take art projects and a Maypole. 10 am to 5 pm.

Maifest is also the grand opening of the new art exhibit at the Bimeler House, “Sense of Zoar.” This unique exhibit pairs scents with paintings of various locations in Zoar to give viewers a better sense of life in 19th century Zoar Village. The Tuscarawas County Art Guild will be set up throughout the village.

The Zoar Plant Sale will also take place in the Zoar Garden from 8am – 4pm.

Sponsored by Zoar Community Association   photo courtesy of Historic Zoar Village

15th Annual Bolivar Strawberry Festival

Bolivar Stawberry FestivalCancelled for 2019

This event will not be held this year, but will return to a refurbished downtown in June of 2020!

Sponsored by Bolivar Main Street Association


Beyond the Fences of Zoar

Garden Tour, Luncheon & Symposium

June 15, 2019

The famed Historic Zoar Village Garden is the site of tours and presentations by Master Gardeners. Private gardens are also open to the public during this special event. Enjoy a Garden luncheon and keynote speaker (limited spots available-reservations required). 10 am to 5 pm $10/person tours only; Add on options available for an additional cost including: workshops, luncheon, and tea.

Sponsored by Zoar Community Association. Visit historiczoarvillage.com for more information.

Fort Laurens Revolution on the Tuscarawas

Fort Laurens2019 Date TBD – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Explore Fort Laurens Museum, located on the towpath trail in southern Bolivar. View progress on the rebuilding of Ohio’s only revolutionary fort, watch as redcoats and bluecoats face off, or browse through the camps filled with women and children in period dress. Refreshments.

Visit www.fortlaurens.org for admission costs and more information

Alive! Music & Outreach Festival 

Alive festivalJuly 19-21, 2019

Alive is a multi-day Christian music festival that will feature performances by over 20 other artists and a gospel message each night of the festival.

Alive is designed to be an opportunity for Christians to invite family members, coworkers, friends, and acquaintances to hear the life-changing message of the gospel in an environment that is entertaining and nonthreatening.

Located at Atwood Lake Park. Visit their website – Alive!

Bolivar’s Summer Spectacular!

16th Annual Canal Street Cruise-In

2018 canal street cruise in2019 Date TBD – 4pm – 7pm 

Free admission

Registration to show a vehicle begins at 3pm

Entertainment, Chicken Dinners by Bolivar Lions Club (purchase early for discount!)

Family friendly fun!

Sponsored by the Bolivar Main Street Association

46th Annual Zoar Harvest Festival & Antique Show

Harvest FestivalJuly 27 & 28, 2019 – Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5

On July 27 and 28, join Historic Zoar Village for the Antique Show and Artisans tent at the 46th Annual Harvest Festival. More than 60 dealers of high-quality country antiques will be on site selling historic treasures. This is one of the nation’s most prestigious antiques shows, with dealers from across the country sharing unique finds with early American style enthusiasts and decorators. Visitors won’t want to miss an Artisan Showcase tent housing highly-skilled, juried artisans. Handmade folk art, furniture ,and fine crafts will be available for sale, and many booths will feature handcrafting demonstrations.
Additional attractions include: Herding dog and working animal demonstrations; Museum building tours and demonstrations of 19th-century methods in weaving, spinning, blacksmithing and butter churning throughout the complex; Contemporary crafts for sale throughout the village, Horse-drawn wagon rides, and an antique car show on Sunday hosted by the Canton Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA). Hours are Saturday, July 27 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, July 28, from 10am-4pm. The cost of the event is $10 per person.

Sponsored by Zoar Community Association

Civil War Reenactment –

Civil War Reenactment in ZoarSeptember 21-22, 2019 (Biennial event)

Witness the Battle of the Wilderness when 700+ reenactors set up camp at Zoar and restage a key American Civil War battle at Ohio’s largest Civil War Reeanctment. Enjoy living history figures and sutlers selling Civil War-era goods. Show off your dance steps at the Civil War Ball! Each day features artillery and cavalry demonstrations, and a mock battle. New for 2019 will be the Anvil Tavern, a recreation of a Civil War era tavern. 9 am to 5 pm Saturday; 9 am to 4 pm Sunday. General Admission is $10 per person.

For more information please call 330-874-3011 or 800-262-6195.

Sponsored by Zoar Community Association

17th Annual Bolivar’s Christmas on the Canal

November 2019 – 4:30 – 7:00 pm

Free to the Public

Christmas carols, lighting of the Santa House and Community Christmas Tree, arrival of Santa, Mrs. Claus and the North Pole elves. Kids, bring your letters to Santa! Complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and cookies furnished by Bolivar Main Street Association

Christmas in Zoar

Christmas in ZoarDecember 7 & 8, 2019 – Sat 11-7, Sun 10:30-4pm

Experience all the joy and cheer of the season during Christmas in Zoar. On Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8, enjoy musical entertainment, a juried craft show, tour the village, and more. While in Zoar, makes sure to visit Belsnickle, Santa, and Kristkind, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride around the village. On Saturday evening, attend a candlelight church service at the Historic Zoar Meeting House (Zoar United Church of Christ), followed by a tree lighting ceremony in the Historic Zoar Garden. Hours are Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 2 from 10:30 – 4 p.m.

Sponsored by Zoar Community Association