There are so many fun Ohio festivals and events throughout the year. From food festivals to music events, kid-friendly gatherings, and more, you could easily fill up your calendar with amazing festivals in Ohio. Today’s feature is about one that promises to delight all ages: the Fairy Gardening Festival. This magical event, which takes place in Giddings Park in Jefferson, inspires imagination, dress-up, and all kinds of family fun. So save the date for September 16th and prepare to be amazed by all that the 2023 Ohio Fairy Gardening Festival has in store!

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Have you ever been to the Ohio Fairy Gardening Festival? What did you think about this event? Be sure to share your experiences with us in the comments below — we’d love to hear from you! For more information, check out the Ohio Fairy Gardening Festival on Facebook.

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Fairy Tale Places in Ohio

What are some other fairy tale places in Ohio?

Fairy tale places abound in Ohio, from Loveland’s Château Laroche to the ever-beguiling Kenyon College, our very own Hogwarts! Looking for more fairy tale places in Ohio to explore? Read on!

  • Sugarcreek MetroPark. This park just north of Dayton is a 618-acre expanse filled with a diverse habitat of scenic creeks, rolling hills, dense woods, wildflowers, fields, prairies, wetlands, and wildlife. It's perhaps best-known for its trees, however. Within this fairy-tale forest, three commanding oak trees take center stage. The largest of the trio, dubbed the Big Sister, is one of the two largest trees in the MetroParks, with a circumference of 226 inches, a height of 141 feet, and a crown spread of 93 feet. She is hauntingly beautiful during the golden hour.
  • Licking Park District’s Infirmary Mound Park is a beloved hiking destination in Central Ohio, offering visitors some of the best scenic beauty the Buckeye State has to offer.
  • Highfield Discovery Garden is quite possibly the most magical place in Ohio. This straight-from-a-fairytale playground is full of whimsy and wonder, sure to get your kids excited about the great outdoors. Located within Cincinnati's Glenwood Gardens, you’ll enter Highfield Discovery Garden through the doors of the Visitors Center (which itself looks like a building from Hansel and Gretel). Highfield Discovery Garden is actually comprised of several different gardens and playgrounds, each offering something unique and equally fun. The Trolley Garden, for example, is an outdoor train that runs along tracks built on tree branch bridges and tree trunk tunnels. There are trains everywhere: running above adults’ heads and down within kids’ reach.
  • Rentschler Forest MetroPark. Nestled in beautiful Butler County, a fairy tale forest awaits to sweep you off your feet. This is Rentschler Forest MetroPark, a beguiling hidden gem in Southwest Ohio that's straight out of a fairy tale. The park has over 400 acres that include acres of woodland, about a half-mile frontage along the Great Miami River, remnants of the old Miami-Erie Canal, a prehistoric Indian earthwork, a reconstructed wetland, and ample opportunities for a wide variety of outdoor recreation activities.

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