2 days until the Start of the 25th Ohio Lesbian Festival!

We have some BREAKING NEWS for all you Camping Fanatics. . . the campgrounds are going to have whole new look and feel this year! General camping is being moved closer to the stage and festival activities! There will be no tall grass to contend with and more trees and shade.

If you are in need of electricity at your campsite – medical necessity only – you must apply asap. We are also offering campsite set-up assistance if you have limitations. Both these options must be scheduled ahead of time, you can find the forms at http://ohiolesbianfestival.wordpress.com/faq/camping/   We will still have camping sections designated for “accessible”, “family” and “RV”. We will also have a separate section for campers using generators. You need to tell a camping volunteer upon arrival if you plan to use a generator out of respect for your fellow campers and the performers on stage.

As always, camping is $20 per site for the entire weekend. A site means one tent or one RV. And don’t forget that open fires are only allowed at designated community fire rings.

Question: What do you call spending an “Evening under the Stars” with Beverly McClellan, Melissa Ferrick, Melanie DeMore, Big Bad Gina, & Viva! and the Velvet Hearts?
Answer: Saturday Night Stage at the 25th Ohio Lesbian Festival. You do not want to miss this!

Ohio Lesbian Festival (Ohio LBA)'s photo.
Ohio Lesbian Festival (Ohio LBA)'s photo.
Ohio Lesbian Festival (Ohio LBA)'s photo.
Ohio Lesbian Festival (Ohio LBA)'s photo.


First Ever Friday Night Stage at Ohio Lesbian Festival

A 25th Anniversary is a really big deal and therefore the 2014 Ohio Lesbian FestivalCris Williamson is going to be an over-the-top celebration!

Gates will be opening early, at 3pm on Friday, September 19, so that women can set up their campsites and be ready for an amazing concert under the stars with Cris Williamson and Crys Matthews.

MatthewsIf you have never had the entire weekend experience at the Ohio Lesbian Festival then THIS IS YOUR YEAR.   Friday through Sunday afternoon the land will be filled with performances, workshops, music, vendors, comedy, drumming, food, games, dancing, women’s community and so much more. . .

Go to www.ohiolba.org to find out more information, view the entire line-up of performers, order your tickets and find out how you can get involved.


In the late 1980’s a group of central Ohio women got together and started something very special.

They decided that they would hold a picnic and invite all women to come and gather with them.

This year, 2014, is the 25th anniversary of that first Ohio Lesbian Festival.

From it’s beginnings as a small one-day party the festival has grown into a 3-day, nationally known, celebration of women’s music, art, and culture.

We invite you to join us September 19 – 21, 2014 and experience the amazing performers,  camping under the stars, craftswomen, workshops,  and much more.