Bob Evans Restaurants Celebrates 51st Farm Festival October 14-16

Bob Evans Restaurants is thrilled to announce the full slate of entertainment and events for its annual fall celebration, Farm Festival, October 14-16. The signature event takes place at the Bob Evans Farm in Rio Grande, Ohio – the birthplace of the brand, where Bob Evans’ original restaurant still stands today. Each year, the celebration coincides with the start of the fall harvest season, paying homage to the brand’s history and commitment to the farming community. The 51st celebration will feature live musical performances from acts such as Girl Named Tom and Cooper Alan, fall favorite foods, live demonstrations, free on-site camping, and a host of other family-friendly activities that allow customers to experience America’s Farm Fresh the best way – on the farm.

“Bob and Jewell Evans have always taken hospitality to another level, and Farm Fest is our annual opportunity to bring those values ​​to life in the widest possible way by inviting people to hang out with us on the farm” , said Bob Holtcamp, President and CEO. Marketing Agent for Bob Evans Restaurants. “We have an incredible lineup of headliners, performers and vendors that make Farm Fest the ultimate fall festival for people of all ages.”

Farm fresh food

The annual Bob Evans Farm Festival is no stranger to delicious, farm-fresh food. Visitors can enjoy a variety of options from local vendors throughout the festival, including fall favorites like cider slushies, apple dumplings, hot corn, Ohio-made cheeses , sorghum grown on the Bob Evans farm, as well as the farm’s favorite festival bean soup. . Bob Evans’ famous sausage that started it all will also be available to customers in a variety of sausage sandwiches or in the brand’s famous sausage sauce and freshly baked buttermilk biscuits. Plus, guests can dine at the original Bob Evans Restaurant located on the property all weekend to enjoy more farm-fresh fare for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Activities and entertainment for the whole family

For the 51st annual Farm Fest celebration, guests can enjoy live performances from an up-and-coming country artist, an award-winning American folk trio, and more. This year’s headliners include Nashville-based singer-songwriter and rising country star Cooper Alan, who catapulted himself to social media fame during the pandemic thanks to live streams to his millions social media followers on TikTok and Instagram. Co-headlining the event is Girl Named Tom, an American folk sibling trio from Pettisville, Ohio, who won the 21st season of groundbreaking singing competition “The Voice” in 2021. Cooper Alan produced on Saturday, October 15 at 4:30:30 p.m., and Girl Named Tom will perform on Sunday, October 16 at 3:30 p.m.

Brand new this year, Southern Ohio Ax Throwing will have a mobile throwing booth with trained “Axeperts” to show and teach attendees that anyone can throw an ax with precision. All guests must complete a consent form before they can pitch, and a parent or guardian will need to be present for any guests under 18 who wish to participate.

Additionally, there will be live music from renowned bluegrass and gospel musicians, as well as performances by Taps in Motion Cloggers, a team of dancers who perform a form of American folk dance, lumberjack challenges and log throwing. Horseshoe. More than 60 artisans will be on hand throughout the weekend to showcase and sell their work, and festive fireworks will close Saturday night with a colorful display provided by the Rio Grande Village starting at 8:30 p.m.

Additional Details

The Bob Evans Farm is located on State Route 588, just off U.S. Route 35. Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Sunday and 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday . Tickets can be purchased at the front door with cash or credit card and cost $5 for adults and free for children five and under. There will be no pre-sold or online tickets for the event. Headlining entertainment is included in the price of admission.

Farm Fest will feature amusement park rides for attendees of all ages. Day hiking wristbands can be purchased for $10 for adults 13 and older and $5 for children 12 and younger. Individual ride tickets can also be purchased for $1 each. A children’s entertainment area on the farm will include face painting, a hay bale maze, a play tent, children’s train rides and a corn pile.

Bob Evans invites families to camp for free at the farm from Tuesday, October 11 through Sunday, October 16 to enjoy all the festival activities this weekend. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis and no reservations are necessary.

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About Bob Evans Restaurants, LLC

Bob Evans Restaurants is a family-style restaurant chain founded and based in Columbus, Ohio that owns and operates nearly 450 locations in 18 states, primarily in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. For more than 70 years, guests have enjoyed farm-fresh dishes like the Farmer’s Choice breakfast of freshly cracked eggs and the slow-roasted, hand-carved turkey dinner, among other classics. True to his humble farming roots, founder Bob Evans believed in treating strangers like friends and friends like family, and that hospitality is ever-present at all Bob Evans restaurants. As a privately owned company, Bob Evans Restaurants is dedicated to bringing America’s Farm Fresh to its customers at every meal, every day. For more information and restaurant locations, visit BobEvans.comor follow us on Facebook, Twitter and instagram.

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