Pymatuning Lake Fest, one of the biggest and longest-running festivals in Ashtabula County, Ohio, returns for its 31st year of family fun along the lake on Saturday to Sunday, Aug. 3-4, 2013. $5 Wristbands for Inflatable Activities! The rest is FREE.
The Pymatuning State Park main beach area property (5354 Pymatuning Lake Road, Andover OH 44003), south of the Route 85 causeway, is the staging area for the large event featuring artisans and crafters, continuous entertainment both days, activities, inflatables and games, food concessions, a beauty pageant and contests for all ages.
“Families can come enjoy the festival events without spending a lot of money," Andover Chamber of Commerce President Pam Harting said. "Our Lake Fest has become one of the biggest and longest running festivals in the county. It draws upwards to 15,000 people over the two days.”
Musicians from northeast Ohio and Pennsylvania are among the stage performers.
On Saturday, Aug. 3, one big feature is the Little Miss Pymatuning pageant from 10:30 a.m. to noon. There will be a car show from 1-4 p.m. The car show features vintage historic cars, trucks and motorcycles on one part of the site coordinated by the Our Gang Family Car Club of Andover.
The entrance to the festival grounds will be south on Pymatuning Lake Road, not off the causeway highway. The causeway is an exit-only route now. There is a donation requested at the ticket gates for visitors.
Hours for the Lake Fest are 10 a.m. to dusk on Saturday, with a fireworks finale at about 9:15 p.m. Sunday hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are numerous activities and events around the lake at the same time of the festival.
|Saturday August 4|
|10:30-12:00||Little Miss Pymatuning Pageant|
|10:00-4:00||Jerry Brown, Stilt Walker, and Friends|
|10:30||Sand Castle Contest|
|12:00-3:00||Pat Catan’s Kids’ Crafts|
|1:30-2:30||Helen Hammett (Walk-About Ventriloquist)|
|12:00-12:45||Melissa Harvey (pop)|
|1:00-4:00||Classic Car Cruise In|
|1:30-2:30||Helen Hammett Ventriloquist Show|
|2:00-7:00||Balloon Twisting by Banjo the Clown|
|2:30-3:15||J&E (Acoustic Pop, Rock)|
|3:00-4:00||Banjo the Clown Fire Juggling, Balloons|
|3:45-4:45||Cross Over (Pop, Country)|
|5:15-6:15||Brett Allen Morgan (Country)|
|6:00-9:00||Fritz, the Balloon Twister|
|6:30-7:00||Balloon Twist Off Contest|
|6:45-7:45||Country Redford (Country)|
|7:00-8:00||Water Balloon Games|
|Sunday August 5|
|10:00-6:00||Jerry Brown, Stilt Walker & Friends|
|10:30-11:30||Gospel Echoes (Gospel)|
|11:00||Hula Hoop Contest|
|12:00||Helen Hammett, walk About Ventriloquist|
|12:00||Frog Jumping Contest|
|12:00-3:00||Pat Catan's Kid's Crafts|
|12:30-1:00||David Allen (Pop, Rock)|
|1:00||Watermelon Eating Contest|
|1:30-2:15||Crazy Dave the Illusionist, Magician|
|2:30-3:30||Sounds of Elvis by Jim Felix|
|3:00||Water Gun Tag|
|3:45-4:45||Sounds of Neil Diamond by Chris Demen|
|4:00||Water Balloon & Hot potato Contest|
|5:00-6:00||Good Question (Pop, Rock)|
|5:00||Duck Duck Spray|
|Activities All Weekend|
|• Inflatable Activities • Craft Show • Food Concessions •Artisan Demonstratons • Pontoon Boat Rides • Face Painting • Kid's Ceramics by Daramics|