Ohio Sauerkraut Festival 2024 – Waynesville, OH

54th Year of Ohio Sauerkraut Festival

Start Date

Saturday, October 12, 2024

End Date

Sunday, October 13, 2024

Festival Location

Historic Main Street in Downtown Waynesville, Ohio


  • Sat, Oct 14: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Sun, Oct 15: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm


Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce


  • Phone: 513.897.8855
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 281, Waynesville, Ohio 45068



Ohio Sauerkraut Festival

About Ohio Sauerkraut Festival

Ohio Sauerkraut Festival is always held on the second full weekend of October at the historic Main Street in Downtown Waynesville, Ohio. It is a fun weekend where the community comes together to celebrate the tradition. The festival also serves as a fundraiser for many of the area’s civic and charitable groups.

Ohio Sauerkraut Festival is a family-friendly event that features handicraft vendors, live entertainment, and everything sauerkraut (including sauerkraut sundaes, fudge, brownies, cookies, pies, breads, and pizzas). The festival also offers plenty of foods without kraut – so if you are not a sauerkraut fan, you wouldn’t starve.

It all began in 1970, when Waynesville retail merchants were planning to hold a sidewalk sale – and it was suggested to serve sauerkraut dinner as part of the event. That fall, Waynesville hosted its first Sauerkraut Festival on October 3, 1970. The first festival was a success and some 528 pounds of sauerkraut was served to about 1500 visitors.

Over the years, Ohio Sauerkraut Festival has grown in size and scope to become an event with a national reputation that draws tens of thousands of people each year and serves tons of sauerkraut. In 2024, the two-day Ohio Sauerkraut Festival will take place on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13.

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