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39th Annual Peony Festival

The 37th Annual Van Wert Peony Festival weekend begins on Thursday, May 31, with craft shows and garage sales at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds from 9 AM to 6 PM. These will continue through Saturday.

On Friday, June 7, ArtRageous on Main opens at 11 AM and runs until 9 PM, reopening from 11 AM to 5 PM on Saturday. Artisans demonstrating and selling their works, a craft show, great festival food, outstanding musical talent, and activities for all ages will be found throughout the downtown area.

On Friday evening at Fountain Park in downtown Van Wert, the 2013 Summer Fountain Park Concert Series begins with a performance by Phil Dirt & The Dozers, bringing back the 50's & 60's.  The annual Peony Festival Car Show will be taking place around the park. 

On Friday from 5 – 8 PM and Saturday from 12 – 4 PM, the West Central Ohio Quilters Guild will be having their annual quilt show, and the Van Wert Garden Club will be holding their 50th Annual Jubilee Flower Show on Saturday from 1 - 5 PM and Sunday from 11 AM – 4 PM, also at the Fairground.

On Saturday from 10 AM – 4 PM and on Sunday from 1– 3 PM, Peony Festival Garden Tours will be available. The Grand Parade will begin at 5 PM on Saturday.


Fountain Park
200 W. Main Street

Van Wert, Ohio 45891

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (419) 238-9378
Toll-Free: (877) 989-2282

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Sunday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Events Dates:

6/6/2014 - 6/8/2014



One Wonderful Experience

Crowds of visitors fill Fountain Park the first weekend in June to take part in welcoming summer at our One Wonderful Experience.

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