Coshocton Canal Festival

Coshocton Canal Festival ~ August 8th, 9th and 10th, 2014

Celebrate the rich canal history of the area at the Coshocton Canal Festival. Enjoy craftspeople, live entertainment and vendors throughout the weekend and a Grande Parade in Downtown Coshocton. From costumes of days gone by to a Grand Parade that winds the streets of downtown Coshocton, there will something for visitors of all ages to see and do.

This year’s Grande Parade theme is “Reflections of Our Heritage”. The Canal Festival Parade volunteers are urging anyone who wants to show their love for Coshocton History to come out and sign up for this bigger and better exciting parade.

The Coshocton Canal Festival will kick off on Thursday, August 7 with the naming of the Canal Festival Junior Queen and the Canal Festival Senior Queen followed on Friday by the naming of the Canal Festival Princess and Canal Festival Queen. On Saturday, August 9, the Grande Parade will take place at 5PM with the free concert to follow at the main stage.

This year’s festival will include the antique car show sponsored by First Step Family Violence Center, the Coshocton BPW Cake Auction, and the Coshocton Canal Quilters annual quilt show being held at the Presbyterian Church. There will also be plenty of crafts and food vendors, with more variety than ever. This will be welcomed by the more than 4,000 visitors expected to explore the festivities.

Whether you love the history of Coshocton, the free entertainment, or tasty treats, there will be something for all ages and all interests at the Coshocton Canal Festival.


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The Coshocton Canal Festival is open the following days and times.

Friday, August 8, 2014 2pm – 8pm

Food  Crafts  Games


Saturday, August 9, 2014 11am – 8pm

Food  Crafts  Games


Sunday, August 10, 2014 11am – 4pm

Food  Crafts  Games


Please join us for these specific events!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Junior Queen Competition

Canal Cuties Winners Announced

Court Square Gazebo 6pm


Friday, August 8, 2014

Princess and Queen Competition

Court Square Gazebo 6pm


Saturday, August 9, 2014

15th Fabulous 50’s Car Show

Coshocton Main Street

Registration 9 – 11 am  -  Judging 11am – 2pm

Awards Presentation 3pm


2nd Annual Bike Show

Coshocton Main Street

Registration 9 – 11 am  -  Judging 11am – 2pm

Awards Presentation 3pm


Coshocton Canal Quilters Quilt Show

“Celebration of Scraps”

Presbyterian Church

Friday 10am – 6pm

Saturday 10am – 6pm

Sunday 12pm – 4pm


Coshocton BPW 9th Annual Cake Auction

Civic Hall

1pm – 5:30pm

Auction to begin at approximately 6:30pm


Canal Festival Grand Parade

Through Coshocton Towne Centre 5pm


Canal Festival Concert 7pm

Entertainment TBA


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Mayor’s Promenade & Reception

Registration 1pm

Judging 1:30pm

Promenade 2pm

Entertainment TBA

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Fabulous 50′s Car Show

Join us for the 15th Annual Fabulous 50′s Car & Truck Show on August 9, 2014.

Registration begins at 9AM and last until 11AM. Showtime is 11AM- 2PM. Awards will be given out at 2PM.

The entry fee is $10.00. Dash plaques will be issued to the first 50 registrants. Plaques will be awarded for the top 5 in each class. 1 trophy will be awarded for the best of each class, and 1 trophy will be awarded for Best Overall.

The classifications are as follows:

  • 1959′s and Under
  • 1960′s-1979′s
  • 1980′s-1999′s
  • 2000′s and Newer

The event will also feature DJ service, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. All proceeds benefit First Step Family Violence Intervention Service, Inc., a Coshocton County agency that provides services to victims and children who suffer from domestic violence and/or sexual asault. A United Way Community Partnership Agency.

The event is located on Main Street in Coshocton, Ohio between 4th and 6th Street. A registration table will be setup by the railroad tracks on Main Street.

For additional information, please contact First Step Family Violence at 740-622-8504 and ask for Megan or Robin.

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9th Annual Coshocton BPW Cake Auction

Please join us for the ninth annual BPW Cake Auction! Cakes must be delivered to the Civic Hall on Main Street between 10am and 12pm. Cakes may be entered by an individual or business. The Civic Hall will be open to the public for viewing and judging of cakes between 1 and 5:30pm. Come vote for People’s Choice and Most Unusual. The auction will begin at approximately 6:30pm, following the Grande Parade. Most cakes have an incentive; come view, vote, and bid on your favorite cake and incentive!

Visit or call 502-2154 for more information.




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Coshocton Towne Centre Association | P.O. Box 795 | Coshocton, OH 43812 | 740-622-1806