2023 Festival Information

We're looking forward to the 35th "world famous" CAMDEN BLACK WALNUT FESTIVAL to be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 21-22, 2023. Always held the third weekend in October, the Black Walnut Festival is one of the best festivals in the entire SW OHIO area with more than 150 vendors and averaging 8,000-10,000 attendees per day.  It's everything you like in a Festival and more.

This year, you will enjoy all...

  • ~140 Vendors!
  • Handmade and artisan crafts, fall produce, antiques and collectibles
  • 25 of the best area food trucks
  • A big 'ol fun parade
  • Car & Truck show (in 2022 we had more than 200 vehicles)
  • Kid Zone with bounce houses, face painters, balloon artist, crafts, games, kiddie tractor pull, and train ride.
  • Top notch live entertainment all day long - in two festival venues
  • Preble Shawnee High and Middle School Art Show
  • Haunted Camden Wagon Tours (are you brave enough to learn about Camden's spine-tingling history?)
  • Oh, and let's not forget the great hand-cranked, homemade ice cream!


DATES:   Saturday & Sunday, October 21-22, 2023

FESTIVAL TIMES:  9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. both days
(Plus...a community concert with the food vendors from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Saturday evening)

PARADE:  10:00 a.m. Saturday

CAR SHOW:  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday

FOOD - CRAFTS - VENDORS - ENTERTAINMENT:   9:00 - 5:00 pm -- All day both days!!!

KID ZONE:  9:00 - 5:00 pm - both days!

KIDDIE TRACTOR PULL:  12:00 noon registration then 1:00 Pull begins on Sunday

SAT. EVENING CONCERT:  6:00 p.m. Saturday

BEER GARDEN:  11:00 - 7:00 p.m. both days



Are you interested in partnering with us as a sponsorship to make 2022 our best year yet.  We have several sponsorships levels and Festival activity and event sponsorship opportunities to suit every potential sponsor.

You'll find sponsorship info here:   Be a Sponsor

Thank you!



We had 150+ vendors last year and we sold out of vendor spaces for 2023 by May of this year.  If you'd like to be on our waiting list for this year's Festival or 2024, please send us an email at camdencomeback45311@gmail.com  Thank you!


Last year the Black Walnut Festival Car Show had 200+ entries.  It was spectacular and so much fun.  We'd love to have you bring your car, truck, cycle or corvette and join the fun! You'll find all the details ... and a online registration/payment form ... here.



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