Things to do in Ohio: Fall Festivals

Things to do in Ohio: Fall Festivals

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Celebrate the season in the greater Cleveland/Akron area with these fun, family-friendly fall happenings.


September 1-2

Made in Ohio Arts & Crafts Festival. A three-day juried festival featuring over 120 Ohio artisans, local food, entertainment and all that Hale Farm & Village has to offer. Friday noon-5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, 330-666-3711, wrhs.org

 

September 1-3

Cleveland Oktoberfest. The Cleveland Oktoberfest is a holiday family tradition, attracting fun-lovers from every walk of life, while offering an exciting menu of activities and entertainment to delight young and old alike. Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 19201 E. Bagley Road, Middleburg Hts., clevelandoktoberfest.com

 

September 2-3

Taste of Hudson. A food festival featuring creations from local restaurants, live entertainment, an extensive wine & beer tasting, children’s activities, exhibitors and more. First & Main, Hudson, destinationhudson.com

 

September 8

Medina County Kite Fest. Free community event for families and friends to spend time together. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road, Medina, mcdac.com

Adventure Fest. Try out rock climbing, archery, disc golf, paddling, and take part in the Kid’s Fishing Derby from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Event runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Vermillion River Reservation, Carriage Barn, 51211 N. Ridge Road, Vermillion, metroparks.cc

Skunkfest. A friendly gathering for skunk lovers & skunk owners. Skunk contests include costume, talent, skunk run and best detective. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. South Central Park, 7565 Avon Belden Road, North Ridgeville, skunkhaven.net

 

September 9

Case Barlow Fall Harvest Festival. Family-friendly activities include a rope maze, wagon train rides, crafts and demonstrations, hayrides and pony rides, candle dipping, and making butter. Noon-5 p.m. 1931 Barlow Road, Hudson, destinationhudson.com

 

September 14-15

Crocker Park Wine Festival. Featuring over 150 wines from local, national and international producers, select craft beers and spirits, music, exhibitors and delectable food. 4-10 p.m. Friday; 2-10 p.m. Saturday. Crocker Park, 189 Crocker Park Blvd., Westlake, crockerpark.com

 

September 15

Rocky River Fall Arts Festival. Entertainment, food trucks, kids activities and 72 participating artists. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Old Detroit Area, Rocky River, rrcity.com

 

September 15-16

Village Peddler Festival. Enjoy this American arts and crafts festival in a beautiful pastoral setting for the whole family. Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland, villagepeddlerfestival.com

 

September 15-16

Chalk Festival. Children and adults join professional artists in using the walkways around the Fine Arts Garden as a colorful canvas. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350, clevelandart.org

Ravenna Balloon A-Fair. Parade, balloon launches, entertainment, fireworks, rides, crafts, and tractor and car show. 9 a.m.-dusk. Sunbeau Valley Farm, 3229 St. Route 59, Ravenna, ravennaballoonafair.com

 

September 16-October 27

Fall Festival at Nickajack Farms. Discovery Barn, Farm Animals, Rascal Round Up, Tire Dragons, Obstacle Course, Hay Maze and much more. Nickajack Farms, 2955 Manchester Ave., Canal Fulton, 330-323-9714, nickajackfarms.com

 

September 21

Firefish Festival. All-encompassing, multicultural arts experience will dazzle with music, dance, fire and art in unexpected places culminating in the spectacular burning of the fish. 4-11 p.m. Broadway Avenue between Erie and 5th streets in Lorain, firefishfestival.com

 

September 21-23

Elyria Apple Festival. Three days of family fun, food, entertainment, corn hole, Princess Pageant, pie contests, children’s activities, car show, food and crafts. Ely Square, Broad Street & Middle Avenue, Elyria, elyriaapplefestival.com

 

September 22

Lehman’s Fall Festival. Kick off your fall season with the best of family fun at Lehman’s annual Fall Festival. Toss apples, taste apples, sauce apples, enjoy free face painting, demonstrations, games and live music. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 4779 Kidron Road, Dalton, lehmans.com

 

September 22 & 29; October 6

Bauman Orchards Fall Festival. Live music, pony rides, hay maze, petting zoo, wagon rides, and more. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 161 Rittman Ave., Rittman, baumanorchards.com

 

September 22-23

Apple Butter & Cider Festival. Get a taste of apple cider, sample a variety of apples and help grind apples and press cider. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland, 440-256-2122, lakemetroparks.com

Johnny Appleseed Festival. Two days of entertainment, crafts and mouth watering food. Also enjoy Pumpkin Village’s corn maze, super slide, hayride and jump park. Mapleside Farms, 294 Pearl Road, Brunswick, 330-225-5577, mapleside.com

 

September 28-30

IngenuityFest. Showcases creativity and innovation across sectors: it is a unique space to find something for everyone. Noon-3:30 p.m. 5401 Hamilton Ave., Cleveland, ingenuitycleveland.com

Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival. Journey through Oz and meet all of your favorite characters, shop, enjoy food from all over Ohio and beyond. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite character and enter the costume contests… and your little dog, too. Longwood Park, 1566 E. Aurora Road, Macedonia, wizardofozohio.com

 

September 29-30

Hot Air Balloon Lift Off. Half a dozen balloons will take to the skies against the backdrop of the fall harvest activities. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday.  Maize Valley Winery & Craft Brewery, 6193 Edison St., Hartville, 330-877-8344, maizevalley.com

Barberton Mum Festival. Beautiful chrysanthemums create a million blooms at Lake Anna Park. Family entertainment, arts and crafts, fabulous foods, sand sculpting and music. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Lake Anna Park, cityofbarberton.com

 

September 30

Fall Fest at Bremec Garden Center. Celebrate autumn with a hayride through the nursery, hot air balloon launch, Jungle Terry animal show, pumpkins, games and food. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 12265 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, bremec.com

Grape Harvest Festival. Experience a unique open-air market showcasing local makers, bakers, brewers and growers, along with live music and great food. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Gervasi Vineyard, 1700 55th St. NE, Canton, 330-497-1000, gervasivineyard.com

 

October 5-7

Norton Cider Festival. A family event with something for all ages including apple decorating, magical train, inflatables and fireworks. Friday 5-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday noon-6 p.m. Columbia Woods Park, 4060 Columbia Woods Drive, nortonciderfestival.com

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