Thank you to the HTHS coaches and players that hosted our Obetz Youth Football Camp!
It's August! We are less than a month away from Zfest! A quick recap of everything we know so far: The Festival is on Labor Day Weekend this year. August 31st - September 3rd. Fortress Obetz is in the process of being paved and will be completed in time for the Festival. FRIDAY — The Car Show and the Pageant are both kicking off the Festival on Friday. Registration for both are available on ObetzZucchinifest.com. The deadline to register for the Pageant is August 21st. Car Show registration is open from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM the day of the event. SATURDAY — [...]
The Zucchinifest Pageant and the Zucchinifest Parade are now taking registrations! The Pageant will take place on the first day of the festival on Friday, August 31st. The Parade will take place on Sunday, September 2nd at 11:00 AM. Visit the link below for more information about the Pageant and to find the registrations for both the Pageant and Parade. www.obetzzucchinifest.com/pageant
The Obetz Zucchinifest Car & Motorcycle Show will be on Friday this year! It will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM inside Fortress Obetz. Registration will be from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM on the day of the Car Show. Awards will be held at 8:00 PM at the conclusion of the show. The categories will be: -Mayor’s Choice -Council’s Choice -People’s Best of Show -Top 20 — Top 20 cars will be awarded
The Obetz Bowl is just over a month away! The battle on the gridiron between Hamilton Local Schools and Groveport Madison Schools will take place at Fortress Obetz on August 30th. Last year was the first matchup between these two schools in 50 years! Hamilton won in a nail biter last year. They were down 14-7 entering the 4th quarter and scored two late touchdowns to win the game 21-14! The intensity should be no different this year as Groveport Madison seeks redemption and HT looks to hold onto that coveted Fortress Obetz trophy! In the meantime, check out this video that’ll make you wish [...]
The paving process has started at Fortress Obetz! The parking lot and the gravel entry pathways from the south will be paved just in time for the Zucchinifest! Also, the west football field closest to the baseball fields is in the process of being re-positioned. We’re very excited for this paving project and many other projects that are underway in the Village! We’ll keep everyone posted as projects begin to unfold.
Bret Michaels is returning to the Obetz Zucchinifest! Bret Michaels featuring special guest Lita Ford will be playing the Zucchinifest on Sunday night (9/2) this year! Lita Ford will start the night off at 7:30 PM. Bret Michaels will perform at 9:00 PM. Fortress Obetz gates will open at 6:00 PM. This year’s festival hours: Friday 8/31: 5 PM – 11 PM Saturday 9/1: 11 AM – 11 PM Sunday 9/2: 11 AM – 11 PM Monday 9/3: Noon – 6 PM Photo courtesy of Carrie Reiser Bret Michaels is a multiplatinum global superstar who has turned his passion for music [...]
COLUMBUS, Ohio– The 2017 Major League Lacrosse champion, Ohio Machine and Columbus Recreation and Parks Department (CRPD) have teamed up to make the game of lacrosse accessible to everyone in central Ohio. The Ohio Machine Foundation’s first-of-its-kind grant allows CRPD to hire a seasonal employee to teach youth the game in community centers throughout the city. This announcement comes after last summer’s Urban Lacrosse initiative—a collaborative effort between US Lacrosse, Greater Columbus Sports Commission, CRPD and the Ohio Machine to diversify the sport of lacrosse in the city of Columbus. The culmination of this initiative was a youth clinic attended by 80 [...]
As we work on finalizing the schedule for Zfest, we would like to share with you some of the things we’ll have for you and your families to enjoy for Monday Kid’s Day (9/3). Returning this year will be the COSI Science Spots and the Columbus Zoo Animals! Brand new for this year will be the Cincinnati Circus Company! This will include things like unicycle artists, stilt jugglers, stilt balloon artists, living statues, magic shows, juggling shows, and their Wheel of Destiny & Fire Show! www.cincinnaticircus.com
It’s the second Independence Day for Fortress Obetz. Last year, we were overwhelmed with all the positive feedback, so we’re very excited to be doing this for the community again this year! You won’t want to miss it! Admission is free. On Wednesday, July 4th, join the Obetz community at Fortress Obetz and Memorial Park for the second annual fireworks display at Fortress Obetz. The fireworks will be let off just north of the Memorial Park pond. The start time for the fireworks is set for 9:50 PM. The gates at Fortress Obetz will open at 6:00 PM. There will be [...]