Sugar Maple Festival
Bellbrook, OH

Dog Show

Day: Friday

Registration Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Behind Sugarcreek Elementary

The 10th Annual Sugar Maple Festival Dog Show is Friday, April 21. The categories are:

  • cutest puppy (12 months and younger)
  • cutest dog (over 12 months)
  • ugliest
  • smallest
  • largest
  • best costume
  • silly dog tricks

Each of the above categories will award a first, second and third prize trophy. There is also a Best of Show winner. The winning dogs will be invited to participate in Saturday's parade. Food and beverage will be available at the show. The rain date is Saturday at the same time.

For rain date information call:

1-877-522-5995 Ext 5

5K Run

Day: Saturday

Registration Time: 8:00 AM

Race Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Sugarcreek Elementary

The annual Sugar Maple Festival 5k will be held on Saturday, April 22 with a start time of 9:00 AM. Registration will take place at 8:00 AM at Sugarcreek Elementary School (51 S. East St.). This is an Ohio River Road Runners Club event so club race entry fees apply . The race is an out and back on Washington Mill Rd.

Please go to to view race details.

Recycled Sculpture Contest

Deadline: 7:00 PM Friday

Judging: 3:00 PM Saturday

Location: Bellbrock Park

2017 Recycled Sculpture Contest - Superheroes!

We want to continue the tradition we started several years ago to promote recycling at the Sugar Maple Festival! Use your imagination to create a unique sculpture out of recycled materials! Sculptures will be displayed during the festival weekend.

While cash prizes & ribbons will be awarded, the real prize is in the spirit of participation. Businesses can use sculptures to highlight their particular business, drawing on the theme of the business for their creative inspiration. Individuals and families can captivate the community with their original creations. Community Groups such as sports organizations, churches, Scouting Troops, etc. can take advantage of this unique way to showcase their organization.

  • Entry Categories
  • 10 & Under
  • 11-14 yrs old
  • 15-18 yrs old
  • 19 & Older
  • Family/Community Group/Business


Cash Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place in all Categories. All other entries will receive a ribbon of participation.

  • 1st Place - $50
  • 2nd Place - $25
  • 3rd Place - $10


  • Entries not to exceed 5' in height or 5' in width
  • Entries must be free standing
  • Entries must be brought to Bellbrock Park on Friday, April 21st between 5-7pm
  • Judging will be completed on Saturday, April 22nd by 3PM; Prize money may be picked up in the SMF Information Tent, located in Bellbrock Park.
  • Entries must be removed from park by Sunday, April 23rd by 4pm or they will be discarded (Sugar Maple Festival cannot be responsible for entries left in the park overnight)
  • ALL award ribbons & cash prize money MUST BE PICKED UP from the SMF Information Tent in Bellbrock Park by 4pm, Sunday, April 23rd. Any ribbons or prize money NOT picked up by this deadline will be forfeited and reapplied to next year's contest.
  • Sugar Maple Festival reserves the right to reject any entry deemed inappropriate for this family event

For more information contact Jenni Lewis:

Children's Activities

Day: Saturday - Sunday

Location: Bellbrock Park

FREE Children’s Activities: The Sugar Maple Festival offers multiple activities for kids of all ages. Come to Bellbrock Park and check out the Children’s Carnival Games. Dinosaur dig, Fish Pond, Plinko, Extreme Putter Golf, Spin it & Win it, Skee Ball and a small bounce house for younger ages. Face Tattos and the always popular hair painting. Each day we will hold a hula hoop and jump rope contests.


11:00 AM - 4:00 PM - Free crafts, face tattoos, hair painting and carnival games

2:00 PM - Hula Hoop Contest & Jump Rope contest immediately following


Noon - 4:00 PM - Free crafts, face tattoos, hair painting and carnival games


Day: 10:30 AM Saturday

Location: Downtown Bellbrook

Parade participants include various/multiple local groups, floats, horses, the Dog Show winners, antique cars and the Bellbrook High School Marching Band among others. Make sure to get your spot along West Franklin Street between Dot’s and the center of town to see the parade that starts at 10:30 am on Saturday the 23rd.

If you would like information on how to participate in the parade, please conatact Carrie Dunham:

Sweetheart Contest

Day: 1:30 PM Sunday

Location: Bellbrock Park

Information about sweetheart contest

If you would like information on how to participate in the the sweetheart contest, please conatct Nikki Kosins:

Pancake Breakfast

Day: Saturday

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Bellbrook United Methodist Church

47 E Franklin St, Bellbrook

Adult: $7.00

Children (2-16): $4

Under 2: Free

Family: $15

Additional Sausage: $0.50