This year we're celebrating
our hometown heroes.
Summerfest 2018 is all about
recognizing our first responders.


Own A Piece of The Fun!

Garrettsville Summerfest Souvenir T-Shirts are now available at many area businesses. Pick up yours for $12, or stock up for your family with our 2/$20 special buy!


Car or Cash, Which Will You Choose?


2018 Chevy Equinox from Charles Auto Family

Garrettsville Summerfest's Car or Cash Raffle is back and better than ever. This year one lucky winner could drive home in a brand-new Chevy Equinox, or walk away with up to $20,000 in cash!


The long days of summer are upon us and Garrettsville Summerfest, one of the premier summer festivals in northeast Ohio, is gearing up for another sun-splashed weekend of family-fun. This extremely popular three-day event features three stages of live entertainment, tons of great food, thrilling contests, and a kid-friendly ride area. Join us for our 14th season of fun at Garrettsville Summerfest, "A Salute to Our First Responders," coming up June 22-24.

Presented by the Garrettsville Summerfest Corporation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, Garrettsville Summerfest transforms Garrettsville's quaint Main Street into a rocking feast of people and colorful tents for three days of world-class fun in the sun. As always admission to Summerfest is free!

Shuttle service

James A. Garfield Local School District provides a free, donations welcomed, shuttle service from Garfield High School (10233 SR 88) throughout the festival weekend. Parking is extremely limited downtown, and this will be your best option if you are coming in from out of town. Download the Discover Garrettsville, or JAG Mobile apps for shuttle announcements. A schedule will also be available here closer to June 23rd.

Street Closures/Vehicle Parking

Main Street, and a section of High Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from the Windham Street Bridge to State Route 88. Limited parking is available in the municipal parking lots and Sky Plaza. Parking is also available at the JAG Schools campus where a shuttle service will be available. Bicycles are not welcome on the Garrettsville Summerfest midway.

No Pets, Please

Pets are not welcome at Garrettsville Summerfest. For the safety, comfort, and courtesy of your pets and festival-goers, please leave your pets at home.






Friday, June 22nd

6:30 p.m. – Festival Commencement (Main Stage)

                    Grand Marshall presentation to our First Responders

6:00-10:00pm – SummerFest Dog Show Registration at Village Park

6:45pm – John Boston & Johnny Wallace (Blues/Jazz) (North)

7:00pm – “Ladies of the 80’s Show” featuring Invincible and Straight On (Heart Tribute) (Main)

9:00pm – Family Movie Night featuring “Ferdinand”

                sponsored by the Garrettsville-Hiram Rotary (West Stage)


Saturday, June 23rd

8:00am –Noon – Pie Baking contest drop-off at Miller’s Family Restaurant

10:00 a.m. – Punt, Pass & Kick Contest (Behind Fire Station)
                     sponsored by Garrettsville Lions Club

10:00-11:00am – Pie Baking Contest Judging (Miller’s Family Restaurant)

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Church Service (North Stage)

Noon -  Ohio’s Largest Tractor Parade
             presented by Century 21 Goldfire Realty

Noon  – Cornhole Tournament (Professional & Social Divisions)
              behind Slim & Jumbo’s

Noon – The Jimi Frankito Acoustic show (Main)

12:30-2:00 – Gospel Music (North Stage)

2:00 – Ice Cream Eating Contest (West Stage)
           sponsored by Dairy Queen

2:00-6:00p.m – Junior Firefighter Obstacle Course (Fire station 8035 Elm)

2:30 – 4:00p.m. – Arrowhead  (Classic Rock) (Main)

3:30 – 5:00p.m. – “Summer Luau with the Polynesian Princess” (West Stage)

4:00 p.m. – Jungle Terry Kids Animal Show (North Stage)

4:30p.m. – The Gary Pirrung Acoustic Show (Main)

5:00 p.m. – The 8th Count Dance Studio Dance Recital (West Stage)

5:00 p.m. – Lion’s Club Rubber Duck Race (Boardwalk)

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Chamber Car Cruise in Garfield Plaza

5:00p.m. – Zach Paxson Country Show (North Stage)

6:00 p.m. – Hamburger Eating Contest  (Main)

6:30p.m. – “Bad Seed”– (Classic Rock) (West Stage)

6:45p.m –  My Drunk’n Uncle (80’s rock) (Main)

7:00-10:00p.m. – The Fort Huntsburg Band (Country) (North Stage)

9:00-11:45p.m. – Hill Top Honey (Country) (Main stage)

9:00p.m. – Elipse (Akron’s best rock band) (West Stage)

10:00 p.m. – Gigantic Fireworks Display by the Garrettsville Area Chamber


Sunday, June 25th

9:00a.m. – Friends of Melana 5K & One Mile Fun Walk
                  to benefit Children’s Glioma Cancer

12:30p.m – 14th Annual SummerFest Grand Parade
                    sponsored by Garrettsville Family YMCA

1:30p.m. – The Gospel Wonders (North Stage)

2:00pm – Garrettsville Police K-9 demonstration

2:00-6:00p.m – Junior Firefighter Obstacle Course & Touch a Truck
                         at Garrettsville's Fire Station 8035 Elm Street

1:45 p.m. – Walnut Hills Cloggers (West Stage)

2:00p.m. – SummerFest Volleyball Tournament

3:00 p.m. – Allegiance featuring Idol Winner Alexis Pinney (Country & Rock) (Main)

3:00 p.m. – Take 2 (Great hits from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s) (North)

3:00 p.m. - So You Think You Can Dance Contest (at J.A.G Auditorium)
                  presented by J.A.G. Dancing Divas

3:30p.m. – The Garrettones (Big Band) (West)

4:00p.m. – SummerFest Dog Show
                  sponsored by First Angels in the Innfield (Village Park)

4:00 p.m. – Jungle Terry Kids Animal Show (West Stage)

5:00p.m. – Debbie Darling w/ The David Strieter Trio (Pop, Jazz, Blues) (Main)

5:00 p.m. – Lion’s Club Rubber Duck Race (Boardwalk)

7:00 p.m. – Garrettsville Idol Finals Show
                  emceed by Mayor Patrick & Fox TV8’s Big Chuck & Lil’ John





Main Stage Sponsor

AxessPointe Community Health Centers


Gold Sponsors

Harrison Machine & Plastic Corp.

Garrettsville Area Chamber

The Weekly Villager

SIlver Sponsors

Hermann’s Pickle Farms

Southwood Apartments

Carter Lumber

Bronze Sponsors

Ellerhorst-Russell Insurance Agency

UH Geauga Medical Center

Middlefield Banking Co.

Sky Plaza IGA

Perme Financial Group


The Charles Auto Family

Ohio Health Benefits

Portage County Family
& Community Services

Shannan Jursa State Farm Insurance

K-105 Country – Y103 – Hot Fm 101

Media Sponsors

Weekly Villager

Middlefield Post

Tribune Chronicle

The Record Courier

The Good News

The Vindicator

K-105 Country – Y103 – Hot Fm 101


Key Contributors


Shannan Jursa State Farm Insurance

Ken Pike - Bob Schnell

Nelson Ledge Estates

The Phillips Family