Sugar Grove, Ohio

Friday June 29th to Saturday June 30th

Photo by: Daniel King

Stars and Stripes in Sugar Grove is 2 days of Good Ole Fashioned fun at the Berne Union School Facilities. Ending on Saturday night with The Sugar Grove Fireworks Spectacular (brought to you by TransCanada and Outreach Ability Services), Fairfield County's first Fireworks display of the summer.


All profit from this fundraiser (after fireworks, entertainment, stage, equipment and supplies are paid for) goes to support music education at Berne Union Schools. PARKING: $5 Thank you for parking in our lots!

What's New and Exciting?

See our schedule of events page for all or our exciting events

  • ALL NEW INSIDE ENTERTAINMENT VENUE: Introducing the Bremen Banking Center Indoor Community Stage.This venue will host entertainment both days of the festival including the Stars & Stripes Queens Pageant and an evening of dancing with the 16-piece jazz band THE NOSTALGICS. Check the Schedule of events for all entertainment and times in this venue.
  • Live Band - Bad Influence 8pm Friday Night - The peoples Bank Main Stage (outside) hosts top nothch acts througout both days of the festival. Check schedule for listings.
  • Car Show (Friday Night Only) - – Up to 100 cars in this spectacular show. Hosted by Bill Palmer Insurance and the Corvettes of Lancaster.
  • Pie Baking ContestContest and Charity Pie Auction. Enter your pies to win the first ever CASH prizes in our competition. The grand champion pie will go home with $125.00 in cash. Each Category 1st place pie will win $25 cash. Come out to the auction on Saturday after the grand parade. Competition sponsored by: The Candy Cottage of Lancaster.
  • NEW PARKING PLAN– Our local law enforcement agencies have teamed up with the Ohio State Highway Patrol to reorganize and streamline our parking and firework exiting plans. It was much better last year and they have tweaked the plan even more to create a safe, fun, family friendly event.
  • Ohio Idol Karaoke Competition- 26 adults and 10 children will be vying for the title of Ohio Idol Karaoke Champ! Saturday 7pm before the fireworks – don’t miss this event!
  • KIDS LOVE OUR FESTIVAL - We have tons of entertainment for kids and families. KidsFair is a free area full of games, crafts and free raffles, provided by SuperKids Ministries. Inside we have vendors who offer face painting and air brush art. Saturday Powers Trucking presents the Jungle Island Petting Zoo – exotic animals your child can enjoy up close. Peoples Bank will be handing out balloons on Saturday before the fireworks (starting at 7pm) Our Grand Parade (Saturday at Noon) hosts 100 units of candy/treat throwing participants.
  • INDOOR CRAFT SHOW- The biggest and best in festival history, with over 40 vendors, you will find something you can’t live without! Stop and enjoy some cafeteria home-cooked food and check out the entertainment on the Bremen Bank Indoor Community Stage, while you shop!
  • Contact Booster President Phil Ventrick
  • 740-407-1765

Festival Highlights

Check the schedule of events page for lots more fun, dates and times.
  1. Trans Canada Presents: The Sugar Grove Fireworks Spectacular - Saturday (Support Sponsor: Outreach Ability Services)
  2. Live Band - BAD INFLUENCE Friday Peoples Bank Main Stage
  3. Famous BU BBQ Chicken Dinner - Saturday after parade
  4. Pie Baking Contest & Charity Auction with NEW cash prizes. Sponsor: The Candy Cottage
  5. Car Show and DJ (Friday Night 5-9pm Sponsor Bill Palmer Insurance)
  6. Indoor Craft Show (More vendors than ever)
  7. Amusement Rides and Games Games (Friday Family Night Ride Special all rides $2! 5-9pm Saturday 1-5pm Wristband special $12.00)
  8. New entertainment venue: The Bremen Bank Indoor Community Stage. (With new indoor table seating area by C2D Fabricating, Lancaster)
  9. Ohio Idol Karaoke Competition - Saturday Night
  10. Grand Parade NOON, through the streets of Sugar Grove
  11. Kidsfair - FREE crafts, games, entertainment. Brought to you by Superkids Ministries
  12. Powers Trucking Present: Jungle Island Petting Zoo

How We Raise Funds

This festival is a community event put on by the Berne Union Music Boosters. We are proud to bring the Fireworks to Sugar Grove every year. We need your help to make this possible. Here’s some things you can do to help us pay for the expenses of this community event and THEN raise some much needed funds to operate our award winning music programs
  1. Park in our lots! (Your $5 parking donation helps pay for the fireworks)
  2. Buy some raffle tickets! We have a Mega 50/50 (Sponsored by: Dogwood Crossing Travel Center). Winners have taken home over $2500 AND our Major Basket Raffle which offers a chance at winning everything from gift card packages to a complete set of porch furniture.
  3. Eat from our indoor cafeteria!
  4. Drop some change in our TUBA BELL located near the Main Entrance of the school. Imagine how much the Boosters would benefit from everyone dropping a $1 donation in our bell!
Berne Union Music Department 506 North Main Street Sugar Grove, OH 43155 Phone: 740-746-8859