See Bret Michaels, Gretchen Wilson, And More For Free At Obetz Zucchinifest

Is there anything better than going to a super fun festival for free?


Okay, there probably is. But free festivals still rank pretty high on my list of “Things to get excited about”. And the Obetz Zucchinifest is at the top of that list.

The four-day family-friendly festival will celebrate all things zucchini, and it’s free of charge. The festival will kick off at Fortress Obetz on August 31, with free concerts on September 1 and 2. So who’s headlining?

On Saturday, award-winning country music singer Gretchen Wilson will perform with special guest Jessie G. The gates open at 6 p.m., with Jessie G taking the stage at 7, followed by Gretchen Wilson at 9 p.m.

On Sunday, Bret Michaels and special guest Lita Ford will wow the audience. Once again, the gates will open at 6 p.m., with Lita Ford going on at 7:30, followed by Bret Michaels at 9 p.m.

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Throughout the weekend, several local artists will perform. The festival also hosts a car show and pageant on Friday night. All of your carnival food favorites will be onsite, as well as a midway complete with rides and games.

Monday is all about the kiddos, with a whole day featuring the Cincinnati Circus Company, COSI, and the Columbus Zoo. Of course, it wouldn’t be the Zucchinifest without zucchini! Over 20 vendors will be serving up delicious zucchini inspired dishes. You can wash them down at the Zucchinifest Beer Garden.

The festival will run from August 31-September 3 at Fortress Obetz, located at 2050 Recreation Trail.

Admission to the festival, concerts, and parking are all free. Midway tickets/wristbands are available for an additional fee. For more information, please click here.

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