Eat with us at the Ohio Lesbian Festival

This year there are two options for enjoying meals at the Ohio Lesbian Festival: a la carte or through a meal plan.  The meal package includes Friday night dinner (one protein and a side), Saturday morning breakfast special or equivalent, Saturday lunch (one protein and a side), Saturday dinner (special or equivalent), Sunday breakfast or equivalent, Sunday lunch for $60.00. This is a total of 6 meals at $10.00 each. Meal package does not include beverages or desserts. No partial packages will be sold.

Meal ticket purchase form (click here)

Menu scheduling and pricing below:

Friday Night: 5:30pm-11pm (limited menu)
9am -11pm

V= Vegan options
GF= Gluten Free option
VEG = Vegetarian option

  • Hamburgers – $6.00 GF bun available
  • Cheeseburgers – $6.50 GF bun available
  • Brats – $5.00 GF bun available
  • Brats w/ Sauerkraut – $6.00 GF no bun
  • Hot Dog – $3.50 GF no bun
  • Hot Dog w/ Chili and Cheese or Sauerkraut – $4.50 GF no bun
  • Amy’s Quarter Pound Veggie Burger – $6.00 V
  • Amy’s Quarter Pound Veggie Burger w/ Cheese – $6.50 VEG
  • Pat’s Award-Winning Chili – $6.00 V
  • Pat’s Award-Winning Chili w/ Cheese & Onion – $6.50 VEG
  • Corn on the Cob – $2.50 V
  • Nachos and Cheese or Salsa – $4.00 VEG
  • Nachos w/ Pat’s Chili – $5.50 V, VEG with cheese
  • Fruit Salad – $4.00 V, GF
  • Piece of Fruit – $1.50 V, GF
  • Bag of Chips – $1.00 V, GF
  • Dill Pickles – $1.50 V, GF

Saturday Breakfast (9:00-11:00am)

  • Omelet with Biscuit – $8.00 (choice of Cheese Mushroom, Onion, Green Peppers, Tomato, Spinach) VEG
  • Omelet with Fruit Salad or Sausage – $10.00 VEG no sausage
  • 2 Hard-Boiled Eggs $2.00 VEG
  • Bagel w/ Cream Cheese – $3.00 VEG
  • Fruit Salad – $4.00 V
  • Granola Bars – $2.50 GF available

Saturday Night Specials

  • Chicken Plate (one thigh and leg, one breast, or 2 wings), served w/ Corn on the Cob, One Side, and Dinner Roll – $12.00 GF no roll
  • Local Organic Shagbark Beans and Rice, w/ Chimichurri or Chipotle Chili Sauce, served w/ Shagbark Corn Chips and One Side – $10.00 V
  • Apple Walnut Feta Salad, served w/ Cranberry Vinaigrette and Dinner Roll – $10.00 VEG, V no Feta
  • Seasonal Sides and Salads (See Board) $4.00 some V some VEG

Sunday Breakfast

  • Pancakes and Sausage – $8.00
  • Gluten-Free Pancakes and Sausage – $8.00 GF


  • Cookies – $2.50 V & GF options available
  • Bars (Granola, Coconut Choc Chip., Snickerdoodle) – $2.50 V & GF options available


  • Soda – $2.00
  • Tea – $1.50
  • Coffee – $1.50
  • Specialty Iced Coffees – $4.00, V available
  • Hot Chocolate – $1.50
  • Dairy Milk (White or Choc) – $1.50
  • Bottled Water

Please support our Local Suppliers:
Capitol City Ice:
Chesterhill Produce Auction
King Family Farm
Shagbark Seed and Mill
Shew’s Orchard
Snowville Creamery:
Thunderkiss Coffee:
Turtle Hill Farm:
Whole World Bakery:
Harrison Farm:

Shop with us to support the Ohio Lesbian Festival

General Store:

The General Store, adjacent to the stage, sells festival merchandise and souvenirs, snacks, raffle tickets.  Here you will find a display of raffle prizes.  

General Store Hours:

  • Friday 3-9pm
    Saturday 9am-11pm
    Sunday 9am – 3pm


You never know what you will find at the Ohio Lesbian Festival Mercantile: quirky clothing, vintage collectibles, jewelry, art, womyn/lesbian interest books and music and more!

This year, Mercantile will be moving to the vendor area..  All sales go directly to the festival!

Games, Games, Games

It’s all about the Fun this year, and the games tent is where it is.
This year, we are featuring a Spelling Bee, kickball, 2 sessions of bingo with fabulous prizes, water balloon toss, treasure hunt – bring your GPS, and the popular Saturday arm wrestling tournament with new divisions including left handed and over 40.  Frisbees, footballs, playing cards, board games, and giant Jenga are all on hand so stop by anytime and see what’s going on.

Preliminary schedule: Check back often for updates and additions.


  • 3pm-11pm – Freestyle with Frisbees, treasure hunt, football, giant jenga and kickball
  • 6pm-8pm – Bingo with fabulous prizes
  • 11pm – Speed Dating


  • 9am-11pm – Freestyle with Frisbees, treasure hunt, football, giant jenga and kickball
  • 10:30am – Kickball
  • 1pm – Water Balloon Fight
  • 2-3pm – Giant Parachute Fun  (just like grade school gym class!)
  • 3:30-5:30pm – Bingo with fabulous prizes
  • 6pm -8pm Arm wrestling
  • 11pm – Speed Dating


  • 9am -2pm – Freestyle with Frisbees, treasure hunt, football, giant jenga and kickball
  • 9:30am – Spelling Bee

What is the WOC/NIW Sanctuary?

We are a welcome center for Womyn of Color, Native and Indigenous Womyn. It’s a warm and friendly place to hang out, socialize or find a quiet corner. Here we find support, form discussion groups, offer workshops and networking, as well as planned and spontaneous activities. Within this multicultural atmosphere, we offer the unique opportunity to explore and reclaim our many and varied traditions. On The Patio we invite ALL womyn to come together for conversations, community and additional workshops. The Patio is also host of ONE WORLD CAFE open mic Saturday after Night Stage.


WOC/NIWS Singles Mingle
Felicia Mohammed
Living Room
“Before Hanifah tonight help me set up my tent, or am I sleeping in yours?”

ABC’s of Social Justice                                                                                  5:00-6:00pm
Diane Fisher                                                                                                      Patio
Join us for a conversation on vocabulary, phrases and other things you should know about when engaging in anti-racism and social justice work.



WOC/NIWS Dedication Ceremony                                                       9:00am
Felicia Mohammed
Here is where we honor the Ancestors and Ourselves. Bring your culture, songs, dance, stories, offerings, and sit with your sisters as we continue our tradition of oral herstory and personal truth sharing.

 Cultural Etiquette Reading
10:00am –12:30pm
Felicia Mohammed
Join us for reading and discussion of the book Cultural Etiquette: A Guide for the Well-Intentioned, written by Amoja ThreeRivers. ASL Interpreted. We need at least 15 participants. Please pre-register for this event at the Patio.

How Do I Interrupt Racism?
Shari Pergricht
We want to do it but we don’t always know what to say or do.  It doesn’t come naturally and it takes practice!  A safe, supportive group to hone skills.

Body of Rooms
e nina jay
Body of rooms is a reckoning. a conversation with myself and the parts of me i find reflected in the eyes, the pain, the secrets and the lives of all the womyn i am drawn to and love. Please join me for a reading of my new book of poetry, followed by an intimate, safe sister discussion. Open to ALL womyn.

Barter Market
Diane Fisher
This activity is offered in the tradition of our Foremothers: trading goods and services for other goods and services. For witches, bitches, hags, and hagglers. For the artistic, the aggressive, the quiet and the shy. For any womon or girl who has anything to trade: books, clothes, cookies, haircuts, art, advice, poetry, massage, collectibles and junque. NO MONEY ALLOWED!
Outrageous attire is encouraged, but not required.

Social Categories & Social Forces
Phyllis Gorman
A 3 level model for exploring prejudice and descrimination. Let’s chat our way through a discussion of the social, political and economic consequences of our systems of inequities.

WOC/NIWS Singles Mingle
Felicia Mohammed
Living Room
Purple Rain party.

One World Cafe
Felicia Mohammed
After Night Stage, all wimmin are welcome to join us (BYOB) in this communal performance space that provides open mic opportunities for music, dance, spoken word, comedy and surprise guest performances (Who will it be this year?!)
Spots are assigned through a lottery system; sign up for yours on the Patio.



Becoming Accomplices in Liberation
Bone and Flowing
Join us for a discussion of these questions and more: What can white womyn do to work for racial justice in solidarity with the leadership of Black and other people of color? How can we become accomplices and partners in a movement for collective liberation and economic, racial, gender and social justice for all? Does the Black Lives Matter movement contradict the idea that all lives matter?

The Grandmother Influence
Reina Williams
Living Room
Singer Songwriter and Performer Reina Williams shares her journey of self discovery and inspiration since walking the Red Road with this ancient Amazonian teacher, Grandmother Ayahuasca.

Mães das Águas (Mothers of Waters)
Ellie Bragha
Living Room
The Mothers of Waters by the Candomblé Afro-Brazilian Yuruba descendant religion, are the Orixas Iemanjá, Oxum and Nanã Buku. We will learn about the Orixas peculiarities and unique ways to help and Bless us in our daily lives.

Find Sober Sisterhood at the Ohio Lesbian Festival!

Stop by the sober support tent. We offer recovery meetings and support.
Bring your meals and eat among friends (We’ll have water and coffee to share).
Find old friends and make new ones.

Sober Support Schedule

All meetings are Open 12-step meetings to be determined by attendees.

Friday mtgs:
6:00 to 7:00 pm  -steps 1, 2, 3
After Night Stage Ends  -topic discussion

Saturday mtgs:
9:00 to 10:00 am eye-opener with coffee
Noon to 1:00pm -Kasl’s 16-steps to empowerment
6:00 to 7:00pm  -steps 10 and 11
After Night Stage Ends  -topic discussion

Sunday mtgs:
9:00 to 10:00 am eye-opener with coffee
11:00 to Noon  -topic discussion

Join Us at Crone’s Crossing!

New This Year…Crone Crossing!  

This pleasant and restful area is designed to honor and serve women 55 and over who are attending the festival, providing a shady area to relax, make new friends, chat and enjoy the weekend’s activities.

We will have a lovely canopy set up to ensure shade and comfort. Crone Crossing will be staffed with friendly and capable volunteers ready to answer your questions, provide information, support, and offer a cool drink of water!

Friday 3 PM – 10 PM
Saturday 10 AM- 10 PM
Sunday 10 AM – 2 PM

Crone Crossing is conveniently located on the Accessibility Shuttle route close to all the action. The exact location will be marked on the festival map in the program book, or just listen for the laughter!

Bringing Children to the Festival?

Ohio Lesbian Festival Childcare 2016

The Ohio Lesbian Festival is excited to offer childcare for girls of all ages. In keeping with Festival policy, boys 5 to 10 will be required to remain in the childcare area when they are not with their parents in the camping area. We will provide safe, inclusive fun care for all children whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) purchase tickets prior to the festival. We recognize that preregistration has not been requested in the past but we anticipate a significant increase in the number of children at Festival this year and need to have time to secure adequate supervision for your children. Therefore, children whose parents or guardians purchase tickets at the gate will only receive childcare on a space available basis.

Workshops and activities will be scheduled and posted so that families/children can plan to attend. We are still working on the schedule. Anyone with fun, child friendly workshop ideas, please contact the childcare coordinator.

Childcare will be available:

Friday          3pm – 8pm
Saturday.    9am – noon
1pm – 4pm
5pm – 8pm
Sunday.      10am – 1pm
2pm – 4pm

As you can see, we close for breaks throughout the day. This allows us to rest, clean up and get new volunteers oriented. Breaks also allow families to come together for food, rest and playtime. We will open and close on time and all children need to be picked up on time. Any children who are not picked up on time will be taken to security and the family will lose one childcare slot. Hopefully, this will not need to happen.


Only snacks and water are provided. All meals are not provided. We tend to offer fruit, veggies and crackers for snack. Childcare will be a nut free zone and we request that families not bring any food into the childcare area unless it is pre- approved by the childcare coordinator or designated crew member.


We will ask each family to fill out a brief form which will include allergies. We will provide basic first aid and will have an epi pen to be used in an emergency.
Bug spray, sunscreen and medications
We do not administer bug spray, sunscreen or any medications. Please do this prior to arrival at childcare.


Children ages 5 and under are required to remain in the childcare area until they are signed out by an approved adult. Children ages 6 and above may wander with parent or guardian approval and a signed waiver. Wanderers must sign themselves in and out of childcare so that we know which children we are supervising.


Haven is a sensory tent with a soothing environment and various self-lead activities and materials to promote both physical and mental relaxation or stimulus depending on the needs of the individual.

Goals of Haven

-Create a safer space
-Provide sensory input for folks with sensory needs
-Promote self-care/self-nurturance, resilience & recovery

Expectations for visits to Haven 

-Use the area when it is needed, leaving it available for others
-Intended for use by individuals or children 12 and under accompanied by a guardian at all times
-Max of 5 individuals using the space at a time
-Be respectful of others
-Maintain a quiet environment
-No substance use while in or around Haven
-Leave the area as you found it
-Turn off all lights/electricity when finished