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Waynesville is located in southwestern Ohio in Warren County 35 miles north-northeast of Cincinnati on the banks of the Little Miami River. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 2,431, an increase of 482 since 1990.

Samuel Heighway founded Waynesville in 1797 and thought his town would become the "Capital of the Northwest Territory. His design was that of an English village with formal parks and squares which were arranged around a central public square. These were accented with plans for a serpentine walk, groves of ornamental trees and fishponds. Included in the original draft of the town's layout were several fountains which would provide exclamations points to the plan.

The "Home of the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival" (usually held the second weekend in October) puts on a number of interesting events throughout the year including the "Waynesville Arts Festival" in early May, the "Blues & Barbeque" in mid-August and "Christmas In The Village", an old fashioned Christmas, in early December.


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Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair Cincinnati OH May4 The Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair is a combination of nearly 50 local clay artisans who exhibits and sells their unique ceramic creations.
Smokin' on the Water - BBQ Festival By The Lake Liberty IN May4-5 Arts, Crafts, and Antiques of all kinds are permitted and desired. Lawn Equipment, Golf Carts, Personal Mobility Devices, Home Healthcare Products, ATVs, RVs, Vehicles, Boats, Outdoor Cooking Equipment, and Sporting Goods are also permitted and desired.
CincItalia the Cincinnati Italian Festival Cincinnati OH May17-19 Come early and be dazzled by CincItalia's Italian Auto Show and enriched by our traditional Italian Statue Procession.
Kentucky Sheep and Wool Festival Lexington KY May18-19 A family friendly Festival for young and old alike, the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival has not only a wonderful selection of Fiber and Sheep related vendors, but also Educational Demonstrations, Irish Dancers, Live Music, a Tractor Show, Live Animals and much more.
Kentucky Reggae Festival Louisville KY May25-27 Since 1991 the Kentucky Reggae Festival has been the predominant event in the Louisville area during Memorial Day Weekend. The flavor of the islands is captured and brought right to Louisville through reggae music, ethnic foods, and the caribbean market.
Abbey Road on the River Louisville KY May23-27 Attracting over 30,000 attendants to Louisville's Belvedere, Abbey Road on the River is the largest Beatles festival in the United States.