Whether we're celebrating food, music, art, our shared heritages or the bounty of the season, Columbus families know how to throw great fairs and festivals.

Whether we're celebrating food, music, art, our shared heritages or the bounty of the season, Columbus families know how to throw great fairs and festivals. Here is a calendar filled with a year's worth (and for fairs and festivals we've written about before, please click on the link below the listing to read more)!

2015

July 11-12: Westerville Music & Arts Festival - Heritage Park, 60 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville 43081; westervillechamber.com

July 12-18: Madison County Fair - 205 Elm St., London 43140; madisoncountyfairoh.com

July 17-19: Jazz & Rib Fest - Arena District, Columbus 43215; hotribscooljazz.org

July 18-25: Franklin County Fair - 5043 Northwest Pkwy., Hilliard 43026; fcfair.org

July 23-Aug. 1: Lancaster Festival - 117 W. Wheeling St., Lancaster 43130; lancasterfestival.org

July 26-Aug. 1: Union County Fair - 845 N. Main St., Marysville 43040; ohiounioncountyfair.org

July 29-Aug. 9: Ohio State Fair* - 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus 43211; ohiostatefair.com

July 31, Aug. 1-2: Dublin Irish Festival - Coffman Park, 5200 Emerald Pkwy., Dublin 43017; dublinirishfestival.org

Aug. 7-8: Canal Winchester Blues & Ribfest - 60 N. High St., Canal Winchester 43110; bluesandribfest.com

Aug. 8-9: Festival Latino - Bicentennial Park, 233 Civic Center Drive (Downtown), Columbus 43215; festivallatino.net

Aug. 9-15: The Hartford Fair - 14028 Fairgrounds Road, Hartford 43013; hartfordfair.com

Aug. 14-15: Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival - Huber Park, 7232 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg 43068; reynoldsburgtomatofestival.org

Aug. 14-16: Food Truck Festival - Columbus Commons, 160 S. High St. (Downtown), Columbus 43215; columbusfoodtruckfestival.com

Sept. 2-5: Millersport Sweet Corn Festival - 2386 Refugee St., Millersport 43046; sweetcornfest.com

Sept. 4-7: Greek Festival - The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 N. High St. - Arena District, Columbus 43215; columbusgreekfestival.com

Sept. 7: Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival - Northam Park, 2070 Northam Road, Upper Arlington 43221; uaoh.net

Sept. 9-Oct. 25: Ohio Renaissance Festival* - 10542 E. State Route 72, Waynesville 45068; renfestival.com; the Festival is open on Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day
> Like a county fair -- but with role playing and no creepy carnies
> Can't-miss highlights, like full-armor jousting

Sept. 19-26: Delaware County Fair - 236 Pennsylvania Ave., Delaware 43015; delawarecountyfair.com; the All-Horse Parade takes place on Sept. 13 at 3 p.m.

Sept. 25-27: Columbus Oktoberfest - Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus 43211; columbusoktoberfest.com

Oct. 9-11: Columbus Italian Festival - 720 Hamlet St. (Italian Village), Columbus 43215; columbusitalianfestival.com

Oct. 11-17: Fairfield County Fair - 157 E. Fair Ave., Lancaster 43130; fairfieldcountyfair.org

Oct. 21-24: Circleville Pumpkin Show* - 159 E. Franklin St., Circleville 43113; pumpkinshow.com

Nov. 7-8: International Festival - Celeste Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus 43211; columbusinternationalfestival.org

2016

May 14-15: Delaware Arts Festival* - North Sandusky Street between William Street and Central Avenue, Delaware 43015; delawareartsfestival.org

May 28-29: Asian Festival - Franklin Park, 1755 E. Broad St. (Near East Side), Columbus 43203; asian-festival.org; the Dragonboat races occurs the Sunday before at Scioto Audubon Park (400 W. Whittier St. (Brewery District), Columbus 43215)

May 28-30: Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival* - 11324 Mount Vernon Road, Utica 43080; sertomaicecreamfestival.com; the parade on the first day takes place in town, not at Velvet Ice Cream grounds

June 2-5: Nelsonville Music Festival* - Robbins Crossing historic village on the campus of Hocking College, 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville 45764; nelsonvillefest.org

June 10-12: Columbus Arts Festival - Scioto Mile (Downtown), Columbus 43215; columbusartsfestival.org

June 17-19: Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival - Creekside Park, 123 Mill St., Gahanna 43230; creeksidebluesandjazz.com

June 18-25: Pickaway County Fair - 415 Lancaster Pike, Circleville 43113; pickawaycountyfair.info

June 24-26: Comfest - Goodale Park, 120 W. Goodale St. (Victorian Village), Columbus 43215; comfest.com