This Ohio Festival Will Transport You To The Land Of Oz

Are you ready to take a trip to Land of Oz? Head to Macedonia, OH for the first-ever Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival!

The festival kicks off on Friday, September 22 at Longwood Park. All weekend, attendees can experience everything they love about the classic, 1939 film.

There will be several attractions throughout the weekend, including The Wizard of Oz Game Show, Tin Man’s Tin Lizzie Classic Car Cruise-In, The World of Oz-Art Exhibition, Munchkinland Carnival, Stuff the Scarecrow, and the Wicked Witch of the West’s Laboratory.

Festival-goers can also look forward to a variety of contests. Dress up like your favorite character to participate in the costume contests, bring your pooch to compete in the Toto look-a-like competition, or color your favorite photo for the coloring contest. If you want to dress up, but don’t want to compete, don’t worry. There will be plenty of cosplayers at the festival!

Admission to the Ohio Wizard of Oz Fest is free. The festival runs from 3 p.m to 6 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Friday is technically a preview day, so all vendors and events may not be open.

Are you collector or admirer of Oz memorabilia?

If the answer is yes, then you can’t miss the Oz & Judy Garland Expo. At the expo, you will be able to buy or sell memorabilia, as well as view some of the most unique Oz releated items. The Wonderful World of Oz Experience is a display of memorabilia & collectibles from various productions of the “Wizard of Oz” including the 1939 Classic Film.

The event will be held at The Bertram Inn & Conference Center on September 23. Tickets for the Expo are just $5 and can be purchased here.

In addition to the festival, there will also be special dining events, including the Emerald City Gala and Breakfast with Dorothy & Her Friends.

Kick off the weekend with a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Join other fans at the Emerald City Gala. The gala will start at 6 p.m. at the Bertram Inn & Conference Center. Tickets are $55 for adults (includes open bar) and $21 for children.

Breakfast with Dorothy and her friends will take place on Sunday, September 24. Enjoy a delicious meal while Dorothy, Toto, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow make the rounds. Tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for children. The breakfast begins at 9 a.m. and will also be held at the Bertram Inn.

Where should you stay?

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If you’re planning to spend the whole weekend at the festival, you’ll probably want a place to call your home away from home. The Bertram Hotel & Conference Center will be hosting several events throughout the weekend, which makes it the perfect hotel for this event. They are even offering a special discounted rate of $89/night to those attending the festival.

The Clarion Inn is also reccommended for guests by the festival organizers, although their rooms are going quickly. In addition to hotels, there are several campgrounds in the area. For additional information, please click here.

So what do you say? Are you ready to head to Oz?


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