Everything is coming up sunflowers in Frankfort, Ohio where the town will be celebrating the majestic flower at their 14th annual International Sunflower Festival (with a theme of "Life in a Small Town") on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1. Frankfort is located 60 miles south of Columbus and is approximately a 2.5 hour drive from Cleveland.
International Sunflower Festival One of the main events of the Festival will be a Flower Show where prizes will be awarded in such categories as "Largest Sunflower Head," "Most Blooms on One Stem," Smallest Sunflower Head,"" Prettiest Sunflower," "Ugliest Sunflower," Most Unusual Sunflower" and Best Floral Arrangement". There will also be a Children's Flower Show.
Other Festival activities include a kiddie tractor pull, a car show, a baby contest, a Princess contest, a pancake breakfast, a photo contest, an Outhouse Race and a pie auction.The Festival will also feature a dunk tank, putt-putt golf, games and inflatables for the kids for a small fee.
The Festival's parade will take place on Main Street on Saturday at 5 p.m.
There will be plenty of free entertainment including a Variety Show, cloggers and performances by various musical groups featuring several genres of music including gospel, country, rock 'n roll, bluegrass, folk and jazz.
And don't miss the chance to watch Frankfort's Strongest Man Contest where participants will be competing for prizes in various categories.
This year's Festival will also include a Craft Show and a Flea Market.
Never fear, there will plenty of food choices for your dining pleasure including a Fish Fry ( 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.), an Ice Cream Social (1 p.m. - 7 p.m.) and BBQ sandwiches and sides starting at 11 a.m.
Hours for the International Sunflower Festival are 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. both Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1. Admission is free. There is a fee for some activities.
For more information on the International Sunflower Festival call 740-998-4060 or get online at www.sunflowerfestival.net.
The Festival will take place along Main Street in downtown Frankfort. It is approximately a 2.5 hour drive from Cleveland.