Ashtabula Celebrates Its Unique Feature at its Covered Bridge Festival

Sat 10/12 @ 9AM-7PM

Sun 10/13 @ 10AM-5PM

There’s a unique historical and scenic treasure hidden right here in northeast Ohio — FAR northeast Ohio, as in Ashtabula County. It holds 19 covered bridges, five types, including the shortest and longest in the country.

Naturally, that means a dedicated festival! And the Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Fest takes place over two days the second weekend in October to share its wealth, provide some fun activities to draw families to the area, and raise money to preserve and maintain the bridges.

The 36th annual festival takes place on East Jefferson Street from Chestnut east to the railroad tracks. There you’ll find food, kids rides and games, contests, crafts, a quilt show, demonstrations, a car show, a parade departing from the high school at 1:30pm Saturday, and of course, souvenirs for sale. Admission is free. You will of course want to block out some time to visit a least a handful of the bridges. We guarantee they will have maps and directions.


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