If you find yourself slightly parched while searching through all the exciting cornfields and buckeyes that Ohio has to offer and have stumbled into the northwestern corner of the greater Toledo area then I have the festival for you. Ok, so the reality is that unless you live in the area or are intentionally searching for Midwestern cultural festivals it is hard to believe that you the traveler would search out this part of Ohio. Yet I found myself in just that situation and stumbled into a land of ‘das boot’ and great German bier. (That’s beer to you non-serious drinkers) So put your drinking cap on and let me paint a picture of a deep-rooted drinking culture.
You head just outside of Toledo to a small area that reminds you of scenes from Children of The Corn, when suddenly you find yourself among make-shift parking lots made in open grass fields. Yes, I am afraid to say that you have found yourself in Oregon, Ohio – yes I sad that right Oregon, Ohio but fear not you are in the right place. As you follow the crowds that only Oregon, Ohio can bring don’t be alarmed by their obsession of raccoons, he doesn’t bite. You have found yourself the diamond in the corn, no wait I mean the kernel in the rough – whatever you call it you have just found Oregon, Ohio’s German American Festival.