There's no shortage of tasty food festivals around Ohio, but Downtown's Jazz & Rib Fest stands out because of its delicious dining options.

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There's no shortage of tasty food festivals around Ohio, but Downtown's Jazz & Rib Fest stands out because of its delicious dining options. The festival attracts pit masters and barbecue experts from several states. The smell alone is worth the price of admission (except happily there is no admission fee!). Visitors can sample fare from multiple vendors while enjoying great jazz music. There are even activities for kids. This year's Fest takes place July 22-24.

Runners-up: Circleville Pumpkin Show, Millersport Sweet Corn Festival