From Ohio History Central
The Pickerington Violet Festival is an annual event that celebrates the history of Pickerington and Violet Township, Ohio.
The Violet Festival began as a small community celebration in 1998. The event became quite popular and more than fifty thousand people attended in July, 2006. This yearly event usually includes music acts, a parade, a Miss Violet competition, a five kilometer race, a crafts show, and carnival rides.