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2019 Festival

Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival will be celebrating its 37th Annual Festival to be held October 9th and 10th, located on East Jefferson Street from Chestnut Street going East to the Railroad tracks.

Festival Highlights

  • Official Souvenirs
  • Crafts
  • Entertainment
  • Demonstrations
  • Quilt Show
  • Contests
  • Parade
  • Kids Rides/Games
  • Great Food
  • Free admission

Special Update for the Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival Fans

The Ashtabula County Health Department Health Commissioner has determined that other than the county fairs which have been given clearance by the state to continue, social gatherings like festivals, concerts, etc. of more than 10 people are still prohibited per the state’s orders. Based on the Health Department's orders we are sad to announce that we will NOT be able to have the Covered Bridge Festival this year. We will be looking forward to seeing you all on October 9-10, 2021. For the most updated information please visit our Facebook page.

Saturday, October 12

9am - Noon Pancake Breakfast - Jefferson United Methodist Church
10am Festival/ Craft Building Open
10am - 4pm Car Show @ Giddings Park
9am - 12:15pm Queens Luncheon @ A-Tech (visiting royalty only)
10am - 10:30am Children’s Choir from JUMC
11am - 4pm John King as Abraham Lincoln strolling grounds
11am - Noon Scribbles and Giggles strolling grounds
12:30pm Parade Lineup starts at High School
1pm - 4pm 1890 tours at Jefferson Depot
1:30pm Parade Leaves High School
1:45pm Parade Arrives at Giddings Park
2pm Parade and visiting Royalty Announcements
3pm - 3:30pm The Spoon Man
5pm - 7pm Country Redford
7pm Festival closes

Sunday, October 13

10am Festival Opens/ Craft Buildings Open
9am - Noon Pancake Breakfast - Jefferson United Methodist Church
125 East Jefferson Street - Wesley Hall Entrance
10am - 11am Church service by JUMC
12am - 1:30pm The Two Kings
Noon - 4pm John King as Abe Lincoln strolling grounds
Noon - 1pm Scribbles and Giggles
2pm - 2:30pm The Spoon Man
1pm - 4pm 1890 tours at Jefferson Depot
3pm - 5pm O'Needers
5pm Festival Closes



On The Village Green - Giddings Park
Official Covered Bridge Festival Souvenirs
Food Vendors
Ashtabula County Bi-Centennial Bell
The Mini Bridge
Antique Cars
Antique Engines
Apple Butter Making Demonstrations
Entertainment Stage
COSI Science Stations for Kids
Community Center (11 E. Jefferson St)
Museum Displays
Inside Crafters
Giddings Hall
Inside Crafters
Jefferson Historical Society Historical Displays
Bean Soup by Rotary
Henderson Memorial Public Library
Kids Activities
Sidewalk chalk painting
Jefferson Depot 1890 tours from 1-4 p.m. both days
**schedule is subject to change without notice**