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The Tobacco Festival



River Village Christmas is the wonderful home-town festival of an Ohio river town. A hometown parade, carriage rides, caroling, concerts, tree-lighting, cookie decorating, baby contest, tree decorating contest and gingerbread contest, luminaries along Hwy. 52, River Village Christmas gets better every year.  Usually the 2nd weekend in December. 

The Ohio Tobacco Festival 
The Ohio Tobacco Festival was officially formed in January 1982 at a meeting held in the basement of the Masonic Lodge in Ripley.

At that meeting, the purpose of the festival was defined. "To create an awareness of tobacco, to provide a few days of entertainment and perhaps make some money for participating organizations."

Twenty years ago tobacco was grown on more than 11,000 farms in Ohio, providing over $36 million in net revenues to Ohio farmers on an annual basis and generating more than $57 billion a year nationally.

The festival has free admission, free entertainment, free shuttle service and free contests. The festival provides visitors and residents  with a fun-filled weekend packed with contests, entertainment and food that the whole family can enjoy.  4th weekend in August.

Annual Barrel Tasting. Local wineries including Kinkead Ridge, Harmony Hill and Meranda-Nixon hold their annual barrel tasting the Saturday after Thanksgiving.