Mini Bridge

2018 Festival

Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival will be celebrating its 35th Annual Festival to be held October 13th and 14th, 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

Saturday, October 13

8:30am - Noon Pancake Breakfast - Jefferson United Methodist Church
9am Festival/ Craft Building Open
9am - 5pm 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 - 3pm Downbeat Percussion (Buffalo Bills Drumline) strolling
2:15pm Parade and visiting Royalty Announcements
3pm - 6pm Stadium 11
5pm Festival closes

Sunday, October 14

9am Festival Opens/ Craft Buildings Open
8:30am - Noon Pancake Breakfast - Jefferson United Methodist Church
125 East Jefferson Street - Wesley Hall Entrance
8:30am Car Cruise gathers @ Giddings Park
9am Car Cruise Rolls Out to visit the Bridges
9am - 10am Church service by Hope Community Church
11am - 12:30pm The Two Kings
Noon - 4pm John King as Abe Lincoln strolling grounds
Noon - 1pm Scribbles and Giggles
1pm - 2:30pm Erie Heights Brass Ensemble
1pm - 4pm 1890 tours at Jefferson Depot
3pm - 5pm Thunder Creek Band
5pm Festival Closes



Community Center (11 E. Jefferson St)
Mini-Bridge Contest
Scarecrow Contest
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
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**