Fairfield County Culture

Fairfield County's rich history, vibrant culture and warm summers offer plenty of opportunity to celebrate outdoors with a wide variety of festivals and arts and entertainment events.

Fairfield County contains more than 1,000 acres of beautiful parks, which are perfect for picnicking, hiking and enjoying the great outdoors. Our historical park district features a former presidential cemetery, a section of the Ohio and Erie Canal, five of the county’s 18 original covered bridges and a gristmill that boasts the nation’s largest all-wooden waterwheel.

Outdoor Festivals

Fairfield County has a wide variety of festivals and celebrations that take place throughout the year. Featuring world-renowned music performances, arts, food, celebrations of local history and more, there's always an excuse to have a great time. Visit the Fairfield County VCB for a full list of festivals and events.

Local Recreation

There are plenty of recreational activities to keep local residents busy. Activities for families and singles include golfing on one of our seven golf courses within the county, shopping at one of our numerous historical districts, unwinding on Buckeye Lake or enjoying a ride on 9.5 mile Fairfield Heritage Trail bike path.

If you would prefer to spend a day riding the waves, head towards to Buckeye Lake, which is located the northeastern corner of Fairfield County. This 3,100-acre lake is designated as an unlimited horsepower lake, but pontoons, sailboats, canoes and rowboats also are common

Here is a sample of the fun activities you can enjoy in our community:
AHA! A Hands-On Adventure, A Children’s Museum
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame
Buckeye Lake Region
Buckeye Lake Winery
Decorative Arts Center of Ohio
Destination Downtown Lancaster
Experience Columbus
Fairfield Heritage Association
Fairfield County Historical Aircraft Squadron
Lancaster Alive!