The annual Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival is Ohio's largest and longest running Labor Day celebration - maybe even the oldest in the nation! What began in 1920 as a small gathering called the Fall Festival is now a local tradition that attracts over 40,000 visitors each year. 

The festival offers something for everyone. The food always is the most popular attraction. It is hard to walk through the festival without grabbing something to eat. 

During the day, activities focus on the kids. There are rides, games, and even a pageant. Every evening there are bands for the older crowd. Don't miss the car show, beer tent, and several dozen vendors. 

The event for all ages is the Labor Day parade. There are hundreds of entries for everyone to enjoy! The parade has state and local entries that are sure to delight. 

 2022 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor - Diley Ridge Medical Center


Free Ride Saturday Sponsor - Wyler Chevrolet


Parade Sponsor - Kelly Abbott & the "A" Team, HER Realtors


Hospitality Fan Sponsor - Waste Management

Beer Pavilion - Kingy's Pizza Pub

Car Show Sponsor - Mac's NAPA Auto Sponsor, C-Town Cruisers

Stradley Stage Sponsor - M G Abbott

Festival Sponsor - Vinton County National Bank(Canal Banking Center) 


COSI Science Day Sponsor - Central Ohio Honda Dealers

Columbus Zoo Animal Spaces - Central Ohio Honda Dealers

Advertising Grant - City of Canal Winchester 

Golf Cart Sponsor - Fairfield National Bank

Master of Ceremonies - Master Mix DJ


Festival Supporter

Madison Township, City of Canal Winchester, Violet Township, Mayor Mike Ebert,

C.F. Bird and R.J. Bull, Carl Wheeler's Bio Solids Management, Mike Coolman, Canal Wigwam,

Karen Stiles, Patriot Air Comfort Systems, The Insurance Circle, Seals Construction

Friends of the Festival

South Central Power Company, Matt & Anita Peoples