Event Catering

Craft Shows

Lisa's Concessions is available for local craft shows. Your church or organization makes money and still has time to participate.

Graduation Parties

Lisa can provide the food for your grads party. The food can be catered and paid up front or the party goers can pay their way.

Lisa's Concessions
Medina, OH 44256

Lisa's Food Concessions History

VJ Day

Lisa's family, the Otterbachers are a very large part of the concession and showman's business in Ohio. They have been in this business for many generations and are involved in many facets of it's operation. Otterbachers own ride companies, food concessions, game concessions, build some of the finest custom food trailers anywhere, and are involved with many Ohio festivals and committees.

The Otterbacher's of the Early 1900's

Rootbeer barrel

Lisa's great uncle John Otterbacher was a "rastler" or "strong man". He traveled from town to town competing in matches of strength and cunning. His brother, Lisa's grandfather was not as strong so he acted as his brother's promoter, and sold from the Cider Barrel in the back of his pick up for extra cash. This is where the history begins....

The Otterbachers very quickly integrated in to the concession business. They soon had "games of chance", and in the 1930's Candy Apples and Cotton Candy were selling like wildfire.

Lisa's father, Curt Otterbacher is one of six children. He tells stories of setting up at events with little or no roads. He also remembers how scarce sugar was for the Root Beer barrel during World War II.

Curt has told Lisa the story of being a very young man, and setting up at a celebration event for VJ Day (Victory Over Japan Day) in August of 1945. This was the time when the business really began to take off, and marked the end of the depression.

The Otterbachers are most well known for two food concession items. Fresh cut French fries, and homemade Caramel Corn. The Otterbachers starting making Fresh Cut French Fires in the early 1950's, and the have been making Caramel corn in a copper kettle from scratch using the Otterbacher family recipe for over 75 years!