You will need Acrobat Reader to view these forms. The 2013 festival is Sept. 27 – 28th
Saturday | 2 p.m. | On Main St. and looping to Maple St. via Factory St.
The Grand Parade features Rose Parade-worthy local floats, marching bands, little cars, convertibles with Queens and other royalty from across the great state of Ohio. Occasionally, you may find a local or national celebrity sneaking into line. 61st Ohio Swiss Festival Grand Parade Entry Form
Friday | 2 p.m. | On Main St.
Everyone is a winner when children get to participate. This event features everything from smallest pet category to best-dressed Swiss Boy & Girl. Home made floats seen in the past range from Radio Flyer wagons converted to airplanes and stage coaches to Power Wheels modified to feature Cheese-type tires. For a full list of categories and more info, see the sign up sheet. Kiddies’ Parade Entry Form
Grammy-nominated acts like Del Sinchak and other popular polka bands like Hank Haller dot the entertainment schedule, with his bejeweled with world-renowned authentic Swiss acts as well as contemporary and variety acts that will ensure your trip to the Swiss Festival is filled with things to see, hear, do and eat. 2012 Ohio Swiss Festival Events Schedule
Open Friday & Saturday | Village Square at the intersection of Main & Broadway Sts.
The Ohio Swiss Festival Craft tent fits right in with the peddlers and eclectic make up artisans from the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country. The tent features only items that were hand crafted. To be a vendor fill out the Craft Tent Vendor Sign Up Form and e-mail or mail it where designated. Craft Tent Vendor Form
Friday at 7:30 p.m. | Saturday at 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | Hillside Throwing Pit Behind the Midway
The Festival would not be complete without a historic tossing competition that harkens back to the beginning of Alpine civilizations. Steintossen involves the throwing of a 138 lb. stone for the men’s division and a 75 lbs. stone for the ladies. Contestants can enter the day of the event at the throwing pit behind the Midway and fire station.
Saturday | Fun Run begins 8 am | Registration 7 am | 5K and 10K at 8:30 am
Races begins and end on Main St.
Come enjoy a walk or run through the village of Sugarcreek. This is a great spectator event as the race will pass by the spectator area at the beginning, end, and twice more without re-running the same course. The 5K course wanders through the village and is a gently rolling course. The 5K can be ran or walked. The 10K course wanders through the village and goes out into the Amish countryside. The 10k course is a little more challenging. There is even a 1 mile fun run/health walk for those who do not wish to do the longer distance. The time limit for all events is 1 1/2 hours.
- Fast results – Professionally chip timed!
- Start at the corner of Main and Broadway Streets.
- All ages and abilities welcome!
- Refreshments, awards, and door prizes after the race.
- Trophies and cheese awarded for overall winners and medals for age group winners: 5K & 10K age groups- 12 & under, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 and above. 1Mile – Participation medals to all entries.
Pageantry is not lost on the Ohio Swiss Festival. Past queens have proudly worn the traditional Swiss Black & Red outfits as they’ve traveled to represent the festival at many, many other events throughout the great state of Ohio. The Queen and Little Swiss Miss competitions open up the opportunity for girls of different age groups to become Swiss-Festival Royalty. Swiss Miss Entry Form Queen Entry Form
Royalty gets crowned as follows:
Wednesday | 6 p.m. | Midway Pavilion | Swiss Miss
Thursday | 10 p.m | Midway Pavilion | Queen
Thursday | 6 p.m. | Main St. Stage Area
Registration for this event begins at 5 p.m. at the Main St. Stage. The race itself is always fun to watch as elementary-age children battle in heats to see who can scale the course the fastest in hopes of earning bragging rights as the Ohio Swiss Festival’s fastest peddler. Big Wheeler Race Form
Friday | 4 p.m. | Steintossen Area behind the Midway & Fire Station
Watch your little hero pedal their way into the record books as the Ridgewood Young Farmers & Wives help young hopefuls on their assent to pedal-powered glory. Petal Tractor Pull Entry Form
Do you yodel? Like to dress up in a Swiss costume? Show us your heritage and win a little cash in the process. Saturday mornings at 11:30 am on the main street stage. Yodeling Swiss Costume Contest
Contest Results will be posted on the Event Results page once they are available.