welcome to the
black swamp arts festival!

BSAF is a 3-day arts and music festival, held annually, the weekend after Labor Day in September, in Bowling Green, Ohio.

The full printed program can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

Juried and Wood Co. Invitational Art Shows
SATURDAY, Sept. 8 --  10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
SUNDAY, Sept. 9  --    11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Music Main Stage
FRIDAY, Sept. 7 --  5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, Sept. 8 --  noon to 11:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, Sept. 9 --  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(The other two stages have daytime hours only)

Youth Arts Village
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY -- 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A top-rated fine arts and music festival, Black Swamp Arts Festival has something for everybody. More than 60,000 people attend to enjoy the art, music and atmosphere.

With more than 150 booths lining Main Street, you are sure to find your new favorite artists, the new masterpiece for your collection, or just the thing for that one place in your home. 

Three stages keep the music coming for the entire festival. The Black Swamp Main Stage hosts national and international acts spanning a variety of genres. The Family Entertainment Stage is on North Main Street near the Wood County Public Library. This stage is geared towards music and entertainment for family members of all ages. The unique Community Stage features some of our top acts and local musicians performing intimate sets in the courtyard of the Four Corners Center on Main Street.

Mission & Vision Statements

Our Mission
The mission of the Black Swamp Arts Festival is to connect art and the community by presenting an annual arts festival and by promoting the arts in the Bowling Green community.

Our Vision
Black Swamp Arts Festival will provide programming that celebrates the arts.
Black Swamp Arts Festival will provide opportunities for artists.
Black Swamp Arts Festival will foster pride and involvement in our community.
Black Swamp Arts Festival will develop an audience for the arts.

P.O. Box 532, Bowling Green, OH 43402   |   (877) 865-6082