50 eats and treats at the 50th Ohio Sauerkraut Festival this weekend

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Each year visitors can??€™t get enough egg rolls, pizza, cookies and pies made with sauerkraut at the Sauerkraut Festival held in Waynesville.

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One of the signature festivals of fall is happening this weekend and is celebrating 50 years.

In honor of the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival’s 50th birthday, here are 50 things to eat, drink (or take home and make later) at this weekend’s festival.

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The 49th annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival took place in downtown Waynesville this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14. The festival combines 60 sauerkraut-related food items with 460 craftspeople from 25 states and attracts over 350,000 people annually. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

The 49th annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival took place in downtown Waynesville this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14.  The festival combines 60 sauerkraut-related food items with 460 craftspeople from 25 states and attracts over 350,000 people annually. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

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The 49th annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival took place in downtown Waynesville this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14. The festival combines 60 sauerkraut-related food items with 460 craftspeople from 25 states and attracts over 350,000 people annually. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

🍴1. Sauerkraut pizza (sauerkraut layered over cheese, mixed with sausages and onions)

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The 49th annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival took place in downtown Waynesville this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14. The festival combines 60 sauerkraut-related food items with 460 craftspeople from 25 states and attracts over 350,000 people annually. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

The 49th annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival took place in downtown Waynesville this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14.  The festival combines 60 sauerkraut-related food items with 460 craftspeople from 25 states and attracts over 350,000 people annually. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

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The 49th annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival took place in downtown Waynesville this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14. The festival combines 60 sauerkraut-related food items with 460 craftspeople from 25 states and attracts over 350,000 people annually. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

🍴2. German sundaes (mashed potato with sauerkraut, cheese, sour cream)

Vendor: Sons of American Legion

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The 49th annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival took place in downtown Waynesville this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14. The festival combines 60 sauerkraut-related food items with 460 craftspeople from 25 states and attracts over 350,000 people annually. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

The 49th annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival took place in downtown Waynesville this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14.  The festival combines 60 sauerkraut-related food items with 460 craftspeople from 25 states and attracts over 350,000 people annually. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

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The 49th annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival took place in downtown Waynesville this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14. The festival combines 60 sauerkraut-related food items with 460 craftspeople from 25 states and attracts over 350,000 people annually. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

🍴3. Pork, kraut and mashed potatoes 

🍴4. Sauerkraut balls (sauerkraut and mashed potatoes in a deep-fried crust)

🍴5. Sauerkraut doughnuts

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🍴6. Sauerkraut fudge 

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🍴7. Sauerkraut brownies

🍴8. Ca-Bacon Bowls (fried cabbage topped with bacon and drizzle of choice)

🍴9. Brats

🍴10. Polish sausage 

🍴11. Pork chop sandwiches 

🍴12. Funnel Cakes 

🍴13. Soft Pretzels

🍴14. Caramel apples

🍴15. Cheesecake

🍴16. Cinnamon roasted almonds

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🍴17. Bologna sandwich

🍴18. Cabbage rolls

🍴19. Coffee

🍴20. Slushies

🍴21. Cotton Candy

🍴22. Belgian Waffles

🍴23. Bourbon Chicken and Rice

🍴24. Hawg Dogs

🍴25. Tacos

🍴26. Cream puffs

🍴27. Bean soup

🍴28. Fried mushrooms

🍴29. Fried cheese sticks

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The 49th annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival took place in downtown Waynesville this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14. The festival combines 60 sauerkraut-related food items with 460 craftspeople from 25 states and attracts over 350,000 people annually. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

The 49th annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival took place in downtown Waynesville this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14.  The festival combines 60 sauerkraut-related food items with 460 craftspeople from 25 states and attracts over 350,000 people annually. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

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The 49th annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival took place in downtown Waynesville this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14. The festival combines 60 sauerkraut-related food items with 460 craftspeople from 25 states and attracts over 350,000 people annually. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

🍴30. Reuben sandwiches

🍴31. Reuben balls

🍴32. Fresh-cut French fries

🍴33. Kettle corn

🍴34. Fresh-squeezed lemonade

🍴35. Hot chocolate

🍴36. Caramel apple chips

🍴37. Walking Reuben Dip

🍴38. Mac and Cheese

🍴38. Buffalo chicken mac and cheese

🍴39. Honey

🍴40. Gourmet syrups

🍴41. Wine slushies (take-home mix)

🍴42. Moonshine slushies (take-home mix)

🍴43. Gourmet smoked jerky and meat sticks

🍴44. Salsa

🍴45. No bake cheesecake mix

🍴46. Dip mixes

🍴47. Dry rubs

🍴48. Fruit jams

🍴49. Mustard

🍴50. Sauerkraut to take home

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The 49th annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival took place in downtown Waynesville this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14. The festival combines 60 sauerkraut-related food items with 460 craftspeople from 25 states and attracts over 350,000 people annually. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

The 49th annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival took place in downtown Waynesville this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14.  The festival combines 60 sauerkraut-related food items with 460 craftspeople from 25 states and attracts over 350,000 people annually. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

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The 49th annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival took place in downtown Waynesville this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14. The festival combines 60 sauerkraut-related food items with 460 craftspeople from 25 states and attracts over 350,000 people annually. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

WANT TO GO?

What: Ohio Sauerkraut Festival

Where: Main St., downtown Waynesville

When: Oct. 12-13, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

Cost: No admission cost

More Info: 513-897-8555 or www.sauerkrautfestival.com.

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