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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where do I park?
A: Shuttle bus parking is provided by the Athletic Boosters at Wayne Local High School on Dayton Road. Follow shuttle parking signs. Private parking is available at various locations surrounding the festival, but is not operated by, sanctioned, or recommended by the Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce of the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival. Parking at these locations is at your own risk.

Q: Can I bring my pet to the Festival?
A: Due to safety concerns for both your pet and festival visitors, bringing any animal to the festival is not permitted. However, service animals are allowed.

Q: Will the Festival be cancelled due to bad weather?
A: No - the Festival will be held rain or shine.

Q: How do I get permission to promote my business/event/issue/candidate at the Festival?
A: This kind of solicitation is prohibited within the Festival boundaries

Here are some specific rules regarding solicitation:

Q: I don't like Sauerkraut! Will I be able to find something to eat?
A: Yes! We have many food vendors that sell non-kraut food items. Refer to the food section for a complete listing of the food offerings at the Festival. BUT, we encourage you to try and sample some of our unique sauerkraut food items - you might change your mind!

Q: Do you serve beer or other alcoholic beverages?
A: No, the Festival is in an alcohol-free zone.

Q: Is there a booth that sells OSF gear?
A: Yes! You can buy Sauerkraut Festival t-shirts, sweatshirts, and tote bags, as well as cookbooks, magnets and postcards at the Central Information Booth, located just in front of the Entertainment Stage at Main and North Street.

Q: How do I become a Festival sponsor?
A: The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival, held in historic Waynesville in Warren County, Ohio, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from the tri-state area each year. We are seeking sponsors that could benefit from the unique exposure our event can provide.

For a complete list of rules, contact the chamber office at 10 B North Main St.

2017 Festival Dates

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The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival is always held the second full weekend of October.

Pets are strictly prohibited on the Festival site, unless assisting someone with a disability


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10B North Main Street (physical address)

PO Box 281 (mailing address)

Waynesville, OH 45068

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