Apple Season Begins

Apple Season Begins

It’s apple-picking time. Fill your baskets with the many varieties, enjoy the scenery, sip the cider and eat apple-flavored donuts, attend the festivities and much more. There’s plenty to do across the region to celebrate everything apple.





September 4 through Mid October

Pick Your Own Apples. Fall brings apple picking and beautiful scenery. Count on picking some great Ohio apples and taking a wagon ride on the weekends. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Patterson Farms, 8765 Mulberry Road, Chesterland, 440-729-9809,

September 4 through October 23

U-Pick Apples & Fun Farm Activities. Mcintosh, Gala – 9/4-6, Honeycrisp, Gala, Pixie Crunch – 9/11-12, Red & Golden Delicious, Jonathan and Cortland – 9/18-19, and Red & Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Jonagold and Cortland – 9/25-26. Weekends 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Also enjoy Barrel Train, Corn Box, Hillcrest Orchards, Hayride and more. 50336 Telegraph Rd. Amherst,

October 17-19

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,

September 18 & 25, October 12

Fall Harvest Days. Fall is such an exciting and beautiful time of year. Be sure to save the dates for the 2021 Fall Festivals. Featuring: U-Pick Apples, Homemade Cider Donuts – made while you watch, Apple Cider, Food Truck on site, Live Music, Visit Our Farm Animals, and Pony Rides. 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Bauman Orchards, 161 Rittman Ave., Rittman, 330-925-6861,

September 26-27

Johnny Appleseed Weekend. There’ll be plenty of fun for the whole family. Pumpkin Village will be open to take a walk through the corn maze, slide down the super slide, enjoy a relaxing hayride through the orchard, and spend some time playing in the jump park. Mapleside, 294 Pearl Rd., Brunswick,

September 29

Candy Apple Craft. Create a faux candy apple with Kristin Gambaccini, author of Crafty Family Ideas. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Rd., 330-273-4150,

October 1-3

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,

October 2-3

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 Rd., Kirtland, 440-256-2122,

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