The Ohio Swiss Festival

The Ohio Swiss Festival

Visit the Ohio Swiss Festival the first weekend of October this year! The Ohio Swiss Festival began in 1953 to promote Ohio swiss cheese. It takes place in the quaint village of Sugar Creek – the gateway to Amish country in Ohio.  The festival is dedicated to the hardworking Swiss people who settled in Sugar Creek and established the Swiss Cheese Industry.

2022 Dates & Times:ohio swiss festival

Thursday September 29th – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Friday September 30th – 9:00AM to 9:00PM

Saturday October 1st – 7:00AM to 9:00PM


Downtown Sugar Creek
Sugarcreek, OH


  • Swiss vocalists
  • Polka bands
  • Joey Tomsick and The Shotskis
  • Local Bands
  • Aaron Dussing
  • A showcase of the alphorn with Alphorn Grüzie

At the Ohio Swiss Festival, enjoy the cheese market and wine tasting area, with offerings from local wineries and cheese producers. Sample and choose from a wide selection of Ohio cheeses! There will also bee a beer garden on the square in downtown – Friday and Saturday 3:30 – 9am.

Swiss Festival 5K & 10K Cheese Chase
Enjoy a 5k & 10K race to kick of Saturday morning at the festival! Packet pick up will begin a 7am, with the race starting shortly after at 8am. There will be prizes for both male and female racers in various age brackets.
There are also several parades throughout the weekend including the following:
  • Kiddie Parade on Friday at 2pm
  • Antique Car on Saturday at 1:45
  • Grand Parade at 2 will entertain.
  • A Big Wheel Race and Kid’s Pedal Tractor pull are also held for local youth.


Free Admission to the festival! 

Please visit their website for any additional information or questions. We hope you’ll enjoy the food and entertainment at The Ohio Swiss Festival! If you are staying in the area for a while and looking for a road trip, you may want to look at our list of things to do in Akron.

*All photos & information Courtesy of The Ohio Swiss Festival.