Skip the weekend crowds and give your little one some extra space to explore a pumpkin patch, pick apples, go on a hayride and more during these weekday fall events.
Patterson Family Fun Fest. Your children will enjoy tons of slides, pedal tractor, push carts, tire swings, corn maze, wagon rides, pumpkin painting and much more! Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. -6 p.m., Friday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Patterson Fruit Farm, 8765 Mulberry Rd., Chesterland, pattersonfarm.com
Pumpkin Pandemonium. Bring the family to go on a scavenger challenge, get lost in the Harvest Maze and pick out your pumpkin! Monday-Thursday 2 p.m.- p.m. Heritage Farms, 6050 Riverview Rd., Peninsula. heritagefarms.com
Szalay’s Farm Market. Make your way through the three-acre corn maze and find all eight wooden pumpkins and your way out of the maze. The corn maze takes approximately 30 minutes to walk through and it will give you a chance to test your navigational skills. Don’t fret; you’ll receive a map of the maze. Afterward, stop into the market for pumpkins of every shape and size, gourds, Indian corn, corn stalks, straw bales, fresh fruit and veggies and much more. Open daily from open 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Through Oct. 31. szalaysfarm.com
Ramseyer Farms. Come on down to the farm and enjoy the day exploring, racing, sliding, jumping, playing, and making memories with over 50 fun activities for all ages. Through Oct. 30. Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-7p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. ramseyerfarms.com
October 25 – 28
Pumpkins & Piranhas. Crimefighters, princesses, comic book characters, warlocks and mummies are invited to explore “Lake Eerie” and the “deep boo sea.” Guests of all ages are welcomed to get into the spirit for this warm, indoor and not-so-spooky Aquarium experience. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Greater Cleveland Aquarium, 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland, greaterclevelandaquarium.com
Zoothing Boo at the Zoo. The Akron Zoo will open an hour early for people with different abilities who don’t like crowds or loud noises to trick-or-treat. Tickets are separate from general admission Boo at the Zoo. 9:30-10:30 a.m. akronzoo.org