Bob Evans Festival

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

We're pretty sure there's a rule that says you can't call yourself an Ohioan until you've been to the Bob Evans Farm in Rio Grande, and this upcoming weekend is the perfect time to do it. The 40th Annual Bob Evans Farm Festival is taking place at the Bob Evans Homestead on Oct. 8-10. Attended by more than 30,000 people each year, the Farm Festival offers a wide array of attractions, from lessons on cow milking to potato sack races, pie-eating contests, lumberjack demonstrations, and bluegrass, gospel and country music concerts and farm-favorites like kettle corn, apple cider, traditional hot bean soup, and Bob Evans' signature sausage will be available to eat. Guests can also visit the first Bob Evans restaurant and the Homestead Museum. On-site primitive camping even provides accommodation right on the farm (which is why we're giving you four days' advance warning here). For more information about this year's Farm Festival, including a full list of activities, directions entertainment schedule, visit Or watch for updates at