Vendor Tents down Main Street cabbage rolls the crowd sauerkraut pizza aerial image of a street festival

Waynesville's Annual Sauerkraut Festival

Join us for a weekend full of fun, charm, fabulous shopping, and fantastic food.  Approximately 460 craft vendors from over 25 states bring their handmade goods to our small town of Waynesville. 

Filling Main Street and then some, these vendors, along with almost 60 food items will be awaiting your arrival.

All of the food vendors are sponsored by
local area non-profit organizations. 

Shown here are the handrolled cabbage rolls brought to us by St. Augustine's Church.

This anxiously anticipated super-festival is one record breaking festival, year after year.  

A classic of the festival,
this sauerkraut pizza is a crowd favorite! 
Who knew sauerkraut on pizza could taste so good?

Over 400 vendors and estimated 350,000 visitors line the streets of downtown Waynesville, OH for Ohio's Annual Sauerkraut Festival.

Photo credit:  Jeremy Foley

NOTICE:  6/25/2020

The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival is cancelled for 2020 due to health concerns for the Coronavirus Pandemic.  The health concerns for the public were of top priority and it has become difficult to produce a safe and successful show for the community, guests, merchants, vendors, and non-profit food groups.

We understand that this will stir many emotions, and we want all of our participants to understand this decision was truly one made with heavy hearts, but with the best intentions in mind for all involved. 

The organizing committee will be focusing our efforts on the 2021 Ohio Sauerkraut Festival on October 9th and 10th, 2021.  These are challenged times for all of us, but with the support of our community, guests, merchants, and partners, we are confident in our strong comeback in 2021.



“The Festival is more than just a weekend of fun. 

It serves as a major fundraising event for many of the area’s civic and charitable groups.”