Dandelion Festival

Every year, the hills of Amish Country turn a delightful shade of yellow when the dandelions go into full bloom. We harvest and celebrate them annually at the Breitenbach Dandelion Festival the first weekend in May. We have family-friendly fun, food, and Dandelion Wine!

25th Annual Dandelion May Fest/ May 4, 2018 from 12-7 and May 5, 2018 from 9-7

The Dandelion Festival will take place at the new Roadhouse Amphitheater, located just 100 yards east of the winery on Old Rt. 39. Friday the festival is from noon-7 and Saturday it is 9-7. There will be wine sampling, Dandelion Sangria, cellar tours, arts and crafts and live entertainment scheduled for both days. On Saturday at noon, children should gather in the picnic shelter at the top of the hill for the Dandelion picking contest, and to make their own dandelion jelly.

Vendors will be open both days, showcasing their Dandelion products for everything from soap, pottery, handmade jewelry to crafts and more. Dandelion food specialties will also be available both Friday and Saturday, such as dandelion sausage, dandelion bread, dandelion gravy, dandelion lasagna, and dandelion sangria. Please email info@breitenbachwine.com for an application if you would like to be a vendor at this year's festival.

The 5K Dandelion May Run will also be held Saturday, May 5 at 9 am. Registration begins at 7am. Call 330-343-3603 for a paper registration or scroll down for a link to online registration.

Mark your calendars, and don't miss out on our biggest, most fun-filled festival of the year!

Events

5K Dandelion May Run

Join us for a scenic run through the beautiful hills of Amish Country. All proceeds from the run go to the Zachary Davis Memorial Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing awareness to youth of the dangers of drugs. Money raised goes to not only bring awareness, but also to get addicts and their families the help and support they need. Online Run Registration

Entertainment

Live music is scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Popular musician Scott Paris will begin at noon on Friday and The Weathered Road will be playing in the evening. Saturday morning folk singer Gary Lee will be performing. Saturday afternoon Acoustic Mud will be playing and Saturday evening will be The Imaginary Cookies, a group from Canton.

Cooking Demonstrations

Chefs from the area will be making delicious dandelion dishes with samples for the audience. They will also be talking about the healthful benefits and showing the many ways to use dandelions in cooking. Cooking demonstrations will be Saturday beginning at noon with Chef Sherry Schie from Shy Cellars. Chef Cameron Krahel will be cooking at 2:00 pm and Chef Matthew Ridgeway will be demonstrating at 3:00 pm. Carmel Haueter from Rainbow Connection will be our Mistress of Ceremonies.

Dandelion Picking Contest and Jelly-Making

Children should gather in front of the Tool Shed at noon. In this contest, children are unleashed on the hillside to see who can find the largest, smallest, longest stem and most dandelions. After the contest, kids use the dandelions they just picked to make their very own dandelion jelly!

Dandelion Vendor Fair

Come experience the Vendor Fair and find fine, handmade dandelion crafts, food, and other assorted goods. From hand-blown glass, to fry pies, to soap, to cook books, you'll find a little bit of everything- all following the dandelion theme.