Breitenbach Dandelion Festival in Dover, OH

Dandelions in a field with text Breitenbach Dandelion Festival, Dover, OH May 2-3, 2013“How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.”

-William Wordsworth—a major English Romantic poet

A beautiful spring sight near Dover, OH is when the dandelions bloom and the hills turn shades of sunshine yellow. While they are nice to look at, they are also great to harvest and use! The Dandelion Festival is an annual event that celebrates the dandelion in all sorts of creative ways. Hosted by the Breitenbach Winery, this year the event will take place May 2-3, 2014 and will be a fantastic event the whole family will enjoy. This winery actually makes a wonderful dandelion wine and you will have the chance to experience a myriad of creative inventions using this yellow bloom such as dandelion ice cream, dandelion sausage, dandelion bread, dandelion gravy, dandelion lasagna, dandelion salad and dandelion coffee. Sounds pretty good!

There will be arts and crafts vendors with beautiful items for sale, a 6-course gourmet dinner that you can take part in, a 5K Dandelion May Run and we can’t forget about the Great Dandelion Cook-off! Fifteen finalists will prepare their signature plates and cash and prizes will be awarded to the top three dandelion dishes. After 20 years of holding this festival with incredible cook-offs, there has been a dandelion cookbook that you can order as well to make your own delicious dishes at home. Come on out to sample dandelion wine, take a cellar tour and relax with friends to the live music.


Date: May 2-3, 2014

Location: Breitenbach Wine Cellars

5773 Old Rt. 39 NW

Dover, Ohio 44622

May 2 from 7-9pm – Gourmet Dandelion Dinner, $50 per person. Call 330-343-3603 to reserve your seats.

May 3 at 2pm – The Great Dandelion Cook-off

May 4 at 1pm – 5K Dandelion May Run

The Breitenbach Winery is only a half-hour drive from our Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast. Make your weekend complete by staying at our stunning lakeside inn that overlooks Atwood Lake. Relax by your cozy fireplace or enjoy coffee on your private balcony – a perfect way to end a day out on the town. Visit us online to see our luxurious rooms and contact us at (330) 735-2824 or (800) 452-5388 for reservation information.

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