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October
8

Get Lost in Fall Fun at These 9 Places Around Ohio

Fall Corn Mazes - Explore Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Fall has arrived, which means it's time for pumpkins, apples, and corn mazes. Getting lost in a corn maze can make for some great fall fun. Wondering whether you've turned the right way, feeling like you're going in circles, singing songs about the corn — it's all a part of the process. There are lots of great corn mazes in Ohio. Here are some of the mazes most worth visiting as the autumn leaves start to fall.

Derthicks Corn Maze

5182 Twinsburg Warren Rd., Mantua, OH 44255

Derthick's Corn Maze is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through October 31, 2021. There are actually two mazes on-site. One is a bit shorter, and one is a bit longer. You can work your way through one or both, using clues found along the way to guide you.

In addition to a corn maze, this farm offers other fun activities like sunflower picking, a cow train, a petting zoo, and a zip line. There are often food trucks on-site so you can enjoy snacks or a tasty drink.

Maze Craze

14070 Woodworth Rd., New Springfield, OH 44443

If you're in the Northeast Ohio area, this is definitely one of the top corn mazes to visit. In 2018, it was voted the Best Corn Maze in the Nation by USA Today. Each year, the maze has a different theme. For 2021, the theme is Snow White.

Maze Craze will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 31. There are a few special events throughout the season, including a Wine and Cider Adventure on October 7 and 14th. In addition to the corn maze, Maze Craze offers a hayride, corn hole games, a straw maze for little ones, and a tractor playground. 

Regal Vineyards

2678 County Line Rd., S. Geneva, OH 44041

Regal Vineyards is primarily a winery, but each year, they also organize a top-notch corn maze. The maze stretches over 8 acres and is open Saturdays and Sundays through October 31. On Friday and Saturday nights from 7 - 10 pm, the corn maze becomes haunted for an even more intense experience!

In addition to the corn maze, Regal Vineyards offers lots of other fun family activities like duck races, hayrides, pumpkin bowling, and a jumping pillow. Concessions are available on-site, and there's a gift shop where you can buy various farm souvenirs.

Lynd Fruit Farm Giant Corn Maze

9851 Morse Rd. SW, Pataskala, OH 43062

Lynd Fruit Farm offers one of the biggest corn mazes near Columbus. The theme this year is the 7 Seas. As you navigate the maze, you can pretend you are a pirate sailing on waves of corn and fighting off sea monsters. The maze is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 31. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the maze.

After navigating the maze, you can play Giant Jenga, take a wagon ride, or pick some apples. There's also a climbing wall for kids.

The Maize at Little Darby Creek

8657 Axe Handle Rd., Milford Center, OH 43045

The Maize at Little Darby Creek is entering its 20th year, and it's shaping up to be a nice one. This year's 8-acre corn maze design honors Jack Nicklaus, an internationally renowned golfer from Ohio. It will be open to visitors Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 31st.

Along with the price of admission, you also get to enjoy a petting zoo, laser tag, a low ropes course, pumpkin tic-tac-toe, and tetherball, along with other family-friendly activities.

Hendren Farm Market

14595 Johnstown Utica Rd., Johnstown, OH 43031

If you're looking for a quieter experience, then Hendren Farm Market is a great place to visit. They have an 8-acre corn maze behind the farm market. There are clues hidden throughout the maze to help you solve a mystery as you find your way through. 

After going through the maze, you can shop for farm-grown goodies in the market. Along with pumpkins, apples, and other fall produce, you'll find cinnamon rolls, honey, syrup, and beef jerky.

Tom's Maze

4881 Germantown Liberty Rd., Germantown, OH 45327

Tom's Maze is open Thursday-Sunday through October 30. This is their 24th year of running the maze, and it's shaping up to be a good one. The maze stretches over 8 acres of cornfields. There are 12 different puzzles to solve along the way, each of which is found inside a colorful mailbox.

In addition to the typical corn maze experience, Tom's Maze offers private campfire packages. You can pay ahead to rent a campfire site for you and your family to enjoy. This can be a fun way to spend more time together after playing in the corn maze.

Burwinkel Farms

4359 Hamilton Cleves Rd, Ross, OH 45013

Burwinkle Farms has been a staple in the Cincinnati area for 100 years. They operate several farm properties in the area, growing everything from strawberries to apples. In the fall, they transform their Ross farm into a Fall Extravaganza. The corn maze is a key attraction, but there is also a corn pool, haunted hayrides, and a Halloween scavenger hunt. There are lots of fun fall scenes where you can snap memorable photos of yourself and your family.

Burwinkle Farms also has a farm stand on-site. You can purchase sweet corn, melons, potatoes, and other locally grown goods to cook at home.

Brown's Family Farm Market

11620 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, OH 45013

If you have kids, then Brown's Family Farm Market is a great place to enjoy a corn maze.  The atmosphere is very relaxed, and you can go through the maze at your own pace. In addition to the maze, there's a miniature town where the kids can play. There's also a smaller straw maze that makes for a shorter maze experience.

The farm stand also sells pumpkins and Amish fry pies, which are a delicious fall treat. There's also a picnic area that you can reserve ahead of time if desired. You could go through the maze and then enjoy a picnic lunch together.

Where Will You Get Lost?

Which one of these corn mazes will you get lost in this fall? Let us know when you find your way out.

October
1

8 Places to Pick Apples Around Northeast Ohio

Fall Apple Picking - Northeast Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Sweater weather is here, and that means it's time to enjoy all the fun fall-themed activities that come along with it. There are many fun things to do in Northeast Ohio this time of year, and heading out to an orchard to pick your own apples is one of the best.

Not only will you be able to enjoy your delicious haul of apples for weeks, but many local apple orchards also host fall festivals and other fun events. Here's a round-up of some of our favorite local spots to go apple picking. 

Arrowhead Orchard

11724 Lisbon St. SE, Paris, OH 44669

A visit to Arrowhead Orchard is always a good time! You can enjoy a hayride through the farm with special stops so you can hop off and pick your own apples. They also have a pumpkin patch, a stunning you-cut sunflower field, and fresh-pressed apple cider. 

Bring the kids — they'll love the two-acre corn maze. There's also a huge outdoor play area with a children's zip-line, a pedal car track, lots of slides, a corn pit, an obstacle course, and more! You can also try your hand at the apple cannons, where you can take aim and shoot at your favorite targets. 

Arrowhead Orchard is open Friday through Monday until October 25th. Admission ranges from $5 to $10, and they also offer free parking. 

Patterson Fruit Farm

11414 Caves Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026

Patterson Fruit Farm offers something for everyone. They provide wagon rides through the orchard and have a wide variety of apples available. If you can, plan to visit during their Family Fun Fest, which runs through October 31st. 

During the festival, they'll have tons of things for kids to do, including a 50-foot racing slide, a corn maze, pedal tractors, tire swings, push carts, and more. They'll also have face painting and pumpkin painting, pony rides, and horse-drawn wagon rides on designated days. 

Patterson Fruit Farm is open Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm with a $6 per person admission cost, and Friday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm with a $10 per person admission cost. Kids under 2 are free, and seniors are $6 every day. 

Hillside Orchard and Farm Market

2397 Center Rd., Hinckley, OH 44233

If you want a great selection of tasty treats to enjoy at home, you'll definitely want to pay a visit to Hillside Orchard. Not only can you pick delicious, juicy apples right off the tree, but you can also visit their farm market for fresh-baked bread and bagels, jams, jellies, preserves, special canned items like marinades and sauces, locally famous fruit pies, and more!

Many of the items you'll find here are from the nearby Amish community. You also won't want to miss out on their almost-famous frozen apple cider. They sell it by both the gallon and half-gallon. 

Apple picking will be available for four weeks beginning October 6th. The orchard is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sundays from 12 pm to 5 pm. In October, they're open on Mondays as well.

Hillcrest Orchards

50336 Telegraph Rd., Amherst, OH 44001

You'll find a nice selection of pick-your-own apple varieties at Hillcrest Orchards. Through October, you can also visit their pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin. In addition, the orchard hosts lots of fun fall activities like a corn maze, hayrides, pedal karts, a playground and swing set, and more. 

U-pick is available through October 23rd on weekends only from 10 am to 6 pm. The admission cost to visit the farm is $12 per person. Kids 3 and under and seniors 73 and older get in for free. 

Stahl's Farm Market

10680 N. Johnson Rd., North Benton, OH 44449

Through October, you can visit Stahl's Farm Market to pick your own apples. They'll give you a container to use, and you can either drive or walk out to the orchard. This is a great way to enjoy the fresh air and take in the sights of the country. During October, you can pick your own pumpkins there too. 

When you're done with your apple picking, don't forget to visit the store, where you can buy non-pasteurized cider, assorted jams and jellies, fresh-baked bread, and more. They're open 7 days a week from 10 am to 6 pm.

Bauman Orchards

161 Rittman Ave., Rittman, OH 44270

You'll love the easy-to-reach dwarf apple trees at Bauman Orchards! Even better, they constantly have fun and interesting events happening onsite. If you can, plan to visit them for their final Fall Festival date on October 2nd from 8 am to 5 pm.

During the festival, you'll be able to pick your own apples and enjoy both apple cider and cider donuts that are made fresh while you watch. There will also be a food truck, live music, pony rides, and a chance to visit with their farm animals.  

Miller Orchards

8690 Vermilion Rd., Amherst, OH 44001

If you want to take a step back in time, pay a visit to Miller Orchards. This family-owned farm has been around since the mid-1800s! They have a huge variety of u-pick apples available throughout the season. They also carry many other items like local maple syrup, local raw honey, squash, pumpkins, and more.

Miller Orchards is open from 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday and is closed on Sundays.

Richardson Farms

6984 Lafayette Rd., Medina, OH 44256

There's plenty to explore at Richardson Farms! They have a variety of pick-your-own apples available and a pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkin. You can also stock up your kitchen at their farm stand, where you'll find a nice selection of fresh-grown vegetables, herbs, and fruit. 

A farm isn't a farm without animals! They welcome visitors to spend some time with their cows, pigs, chickens, and turkeys. You can also take a hayride around the farm. The hours here vary, so you'll want to give them a call at 330-722-4029 before you head out. 

 

Fall in Love with Apple Picking! 

Now that you have all the in-cider information, which of these awesome apple orchards will you visit first?  

September
1

Roll On into Fall at These 9 Ohio Classic Car Shows

Classic Car Shows - Explore Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Do you love classic cars and fun community events that the whole family can enjoy? September is the perfect time to start rolling into fall and is one of the biggest months of the year for classic car shows in Northeast Ohio and beyond. There are also tons of great car shows to enjoy in Columbus and Cincinnati, where you can show off your own ride or spend the day exploring classic cars restored by members of the community. Find the wheels of your dreams at any of these 9 classic car shows taking place throughout Ohio this September.

Northeast Ohio

Beanhead Brothers Cars & Coffee

2495 Romig Rd., Akron, OH 44320

Stop by Beanhead Brothers Coffee every Saturday in September from 9 AM to 2 PM for a car show featuring classic cars, exotic cars, and custom builds. Weekly car shows are a great option because they allow you to get to know the community and see new cars every week. During the event, you can enjoy some fantastic coffee, sandwiches, and tasty desserts from the coffee shop while you check out some of Akron's most impressive classic cars.

Oakwood Square Plaza Cruise-In

2610 Easton St. NE, Canton, OH 44721

Bring some fun to your Monday with a stop at the Oakwood Square Plaza Cruise-in, which takes place every Monday evening in September from 5 PM to 8 PM. Check out the beautiful Oakwood Square Plaza and explore a new collection of classic cars every week. There will be a live DJ playing hits from yesterday and today, along with the usual activities at the park for family members of all ages to enjoy. You will also find many great local businesses around Oakwood Square Plaza to explore before and after the show.

11th Annual Chardon Area Chamber of Commerce Car & Bike Show

111 E. Park St., Chardon, OH 44024

This year marks the 11th Annual Chardon Area Chamber of Commerce Car & Bike Show, with the 2021 edition taking place on September 19 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Chardon's Heritage House. Local vendors will be serving excellent food throughout the day, and you can enjoy some live music while you check out some of the most impressive classic and custom cars in Northeast Ohio. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and an auction with some very special items that you can bid to take home.

Columbus

Dublin AM Rotary Classic Car Show

1 N. High St., Dublin, OH 43017

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in style when you visit the second annual Dublin AM Rotary Classic Car Show on September 5 from 9 AM through 3 PM. In addition to all of the usual prizes, this event has a special award for cars worked on by high school students. Any student with a valid high school student ID can enter a car of any make or model for free, so this is a great opportunity to get young car enthusiasts involved with the show.

Shamrock Club of Columbus Classic Car Show

60 W. Castle Rd., Columbus, OH 43207

The Shamrock Club of Columbus Classic Car Show is back for another exciting year, with classic cars, great prizes, and live music to enjoy all day. This year's event takes place on September 26 from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Shamrock Club. There will be tons of trophies for the best cars, trucks, and bikes, as well as some great door prizes that everyone who shows up is eligible to win. Registration starts in the morning, and prizes will be announced at the end of the show.

32nd Annual Country Cruise-In

131 State Rt. 3, Sunbury, OH 43074

A long-time event returns with the 32nd Annual Country Cruise-In, presented by the Sunbury Ohio Lions Club on September 26 starting at 9 AM. This is always one of the biggest car shows in the Columbus area, with tons of classic cars and trucks to see all day long. Online registration is available for the first time this year, making it easier than ever to register your own car for the show.

Cincinnati

Sunset Cruise-In

671 Old State Rt. 74, Cincinnati, OH 45245

Get ready for some family fun at the Sunset Cruise-In, which you can enjoy every Tuesday evening from 7 PM to 9 PM all September long. This is a family-friendly event and a great place to bring your own classic car project to get input from a friendly, knowledgeable community. Every week also features a different local food truck on-site and a DJ playing music to set the stage for family fun.

Green Township Car Show

6375 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45247

The annual Green Township Car show is coming up on September 11 from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Diamond Oaks Career Campus, with a full day of fun for the whole family. All makes and models are welcome in this show, so there will be something to enjoy for every classic car enthusiast. There will be live music, delicious food, and tons of prizes to win even if you don't enter a car into the show. The fun starts in the morning, and trophies will be awarded later in the afternoon.

Village Green Car Show

301 Wessel Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014

One of Fairfield's favorite family events, the annual Village Green Car Show, returns to Village Green Park on September 11 from 3:30 PM to 10 PM. Check out a diverse collection of classic cars and motorcycles, then set up a chair on the lawn to enjoy some live music on the big stage. There will be more than 50 trophies handed out for the best vehicles in the show, along with 75 kids-choice ribbons that allow younger visitors to get involved in the show.

Get Revved Up for Fall

Which classic car show will you cruise in to enjoy this September?

October
8

The Best Neighborhoods for Trick-or-Treating in Cincinnati [Interactive Map]

'Tis the season to dress up as your inner hero or villain and get free candy! The most committed of trick-or-treaters are already forming their routes and strategies for a successful night of trick-or-treating. When it comes time to knock on doors, there are several fail-safe methods for filling your bag with sweets. Of course, part of it has to do with wearing the perfect costume, but choosing a route that is safe, walkable and full of friendly, candy-bearing houses is just as important.

We rounded up the neighborhoods in Cincinnati that are the most ideal for trick-or-treaters. If you are new to the area or want to try some new locations to maximize your trick-or-treating loot, these are the spots where you want to ring doorbells!

Use our interactive map to find the best trick-or-treating neighborhood near you! 

Hyde Park

This upscale neighborhood located just east of town is known for its popular shopping district, safe streets and beautiful homes. The spacious front yards are always filled with crowd-pleasing decorations, and residents of the homes will generously dole out candy to those who approach their door. Regardless of what route you take, you will surely be met with friendly faces and other fun-loving families taking part in the candy hunt. For some extra fun before Halloween, make sure to stop by Hyde Park Square on October 29 for Halloween on the Square!

 

Mt. Lookout

Columbus Halloween Events

This Halloween, make your way to Mt. Lookout, located on the east side of Cincinnati next to Hyde Park, for a warm, welcoming atmosphere, extravagant Halloween decorations, and (most importantly) plenty of candy. Known as an accessible, family-friendly neighborhood, the streets of Mt. Lookout are filled with children of all ages on Halloween night. Make a day of it and check out the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in costume before trick-or-treating starts!

 

Deer Park

Known as a safe, family-friendly community with plenty of small-town charm, Deer Park is a prime location for trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. The streets in this area are well-lit, very walkable and incredibly festive. Because the area is such a well-kept secret on Halloween night, a huge candy haul is inevitable—so don't forget to bring an extra bag!

 

Oakley

The well-lit, decorated streets in Oakley make it an ideal location for trick-or-treaters. On Halloween night, expect the neighborhood to be teeming with foot traffic! The residents welcome locals and visitors alike with open arms, doling out generous amounts of candy and other goodies. And if you happen to be a little too old for trick-or-treating these days—no problem! Several businesses around the area are planning on hosting Halloween parties this year, including the 20th Century Theater who will be hosting their annual Oakley Masquerade on November 1st.

 

College Hill

College Hill is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Cincinnati, welcoming anyone and everyone to their park-like streets on Halloween. The residents go all-out every year, slinging pumpkins, fake spiderwebs, eerie skeletons and spooky lights on every surface they can reach. The area also happens to be home to Mark Wiechman, a Halloween enthusiast who has been putting on a massive haunted house to scare families for more than 50 years. So put on your costume and head to 6791 Marvin Avenue, Cincinnati in North College Hill to start your spooky night off right. The haunted house experience is completely free, but they do accept donations for the Pray, Hope and Believe Foundation.

 

Mt. Washington

If you're a resident of the Mt. Washington neighborhood, make sure to get extra treats! This area transforms into a Halloween stomping ground for little monsters and their families on All Hallow's Eve. Also make sure to come back to the area the weekend after Halloween for the neighborhood's annual Pumpkin Chuck, where they'll launch leftover pumpkins from trebuchets and enjoy live music, craft beer, kids games and more!

 

Wyoming

Located about 15 miles from downtown Cincinnati, Wyoming is a quiet suburb full of tree-lined streets and historic sights. This year, the community is planning on handing out goodies from 6-8 p.m. on the 31st. If you're lucky, you might even snag a cup of hot apple cider or a bag of freshly popped popcorn.

 

Price Hill & West Price Hill

Fall Events in Cleveland Ohio

Just west of Cincinnati lie the Price Hill and West Price Hill neighborhoods, a candy-hunter's haven on Halloween night. An estimated 500+ trick-or-treaters gather in the area on the spooky holiday to beg for candy, popcorn and other tasty treats! Important note: Residents of Price Hill turn OFF their lights if they are giving out candy and turn ON their lights if they are not.

 

Pleasant Ridge

Located in Northeast Cincinnati, Pleasant Ridge is a charming neighborhood and very popular among families. The residents take their Halloween festivities seriously, hosting several Halloween events—including an annual pub crawl and Ghoul Fest—prior to October 31, and decorating their homes to the nines for trick-or-treating shenanigans.

 

Have a Great Halloween!

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October
3

11 Sweet Trick-or-Treating Events in the Akron & Canton Area This Year

Halloween is nearly upon us, which means that Akron and Canton's most prepared ghouls, goblins, princes and princesses are already forming their routes and strategies for a successful night of trick-or-treating.

While we love a night full of traditional trick-or-treating complete with knocking on doors and begging our neighbors for sweets—there may be a more fail-safe way to get a good candy haul this year: special trick-or-treating events! All throughout the month of October, locals will be hosting family-friendly trick-or-treating events where your children can get candy in a safe, friendly environment.

We rounded up 11 trick-or-treating events happening in the area this year. From trunk-or-treats to Halloween spooktaculars, you'll find a sweet spot on this list. Happy Halloween!

Art Harvest: Trick-or-Treat Family Day

Where: The Canton Museum of Art

When: October 4 | 5:30-7:30

Calling all witches and wizards, ghouls and ghosts! You're invited to a very special Halloween event at the Canton Museum of Art. Kick off the season by trick-or-treating in your favorite costume throughout the museum. Kids will also have the chance to tackle make-and-take art projects, a scavenger hunt, art demonstrations and more!

 

Boo at the Akron Zoo

Where: The Akron Zoo

When: October 12-27 | Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Trick or Treating in Akron & Canton

Photo courtesy of the Akron Zoo

Dress up your little superheroes and princesses for this scare-free event at the Akron Zoo. Grab your candy passport and use it to hunt for treats around the zoo after hours. Between bites, make sure to give a Halloween greeting to your favorite animals!

 

Trunk or Treat

Where: Color Our Rainbow Academy, Akron

When: October 18 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Color Our Rainbow Academy offers a fun alternative to trick-or-treating with Trunk-or-Treat, where community members decorate their vehicles and pass out candy to children. This event is completely free to attend!

 

Trick-or-Treat Trail & Costume Contest

Where: Central Park, Green

When: October 19 | 2:15 p.m.

Join the City of Green for their 23rd Annual Trick or Treat Trail & Costume Contest! Children ages 0-12 years old are encouraged to come in their best Halloween costume and compete for first place against other Green locals. There will also be plenty of candy up for grabs during trick-or-treating. Admission is one non-perishable food item or personal care item.

 

Trick-or-Treat on South High Street

Where: Akron Art Museum

When: October 24 | 6-8:30 p.m.

Fall Events in Cleveland Ohio

Break out your costume and get ready for this special event at the Akron Art Museum! Meet enchanting new friends and creatures while you creep through the galleries; collect art trinkets; mix up unique concoctions in their idea laboratory; and show off your monster moves on the dance floor. The cost per nonmember child is $12 and free for members of the museum.

 

Trick or Treat Monster Mash Event

Where: Arbors at Minerva, Minerva

When: October 24 | 6:30-8 p.m.

Candy, costumes and dancing—this Halloween bash has it all, and you're invited! Head out to Minerva and enjoy trick-or-treating, a dance, and a costume contest hosted by Doug Dominick. For more information and updates on the event, click here. 

 

Halloween Party at the Boo'seum

Where: McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, Canton

When: October 25 | 6-8:30 p.m.

Trick or Treating in Akron & Canton

The McKinley Museum invites you and your family to go trick-or-treating in the Street of Shops and Discover World! You'll also get to enjoy hayrides, a scavenger hunt, science shows, Planetarium shorts, games, stories and more. Admission is $5 and attendees are encouraged to call (330) 455-7043 to reserve a spot.

 

Howl-O-Ween Trick-Or-Treat

Where: Old Colony Farm, Medina

When: October 26 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

This family-friendly Halloween event is open to everyone—and they mean everyone! Not only will you and your kids have a blast exploring the Old Colony Farm and trick-or-treating throughout the property, but your dog is welcome too. If you don't have a furry friend to bring along, don't worry! They'll be providing balloon animals and a special wild animal show so you can still join in on the animal kingdom fun. Tickets will be available both online and on-site.

 

City Hall Trick-or-Treat

Where: Cuyahoga Falls City Hall

When: October 31 | 3-4:30 p.m.

For the first time ever, Cuyahoga Falls will be hosting a special trick-or-treating event! Head to Cuyahoga Falls City Hall and take your children trick-or-treating throughout the building. Because the entire event takes place indoors, there's no need to worry about the weather. So don your favorite costume and enjoy a free Halloween event the whole family will enjoy!

 

City Wide Beggar's Night

Where: The City of Tallmadge

When: October 31 | 5:30-7 p.m.

Trick or Treating in Akron & Canton

The city of Tallmadge does things a little differently on Halloween. Instead of a traditional trick-or-treating night, they host a Beggar's Night, where kids can go up to homes throughout the city and, quite literally, beg for candy! The celebration will be followed by the annual Halloween Street Dance in the Recreation Center's parking lot.

 

5th Annual Trunk or Treat

Where: Weis Park, Canton

When: October 31 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Head out to Weis Park on Halloween for this not-so-scary Halloween event! Kids of all ages are encouraged to wear costumes and go "trunk-or-treating" for candy. This family-oriented event is completely free to attend so grab your bucket or pillowcase and get to it!

 

Happy Halloween!

Have a safe and sweet holiday!

 
October
2

18 Fall Events in Cincinnati to Look Forward to This Season

Fall is officially underway! The leaves are changing colors, pumpkins are back on the menu  and you've probably already started thinking about this year's Halloween costume.

But the season will be over before you know it, so take advantage of autumn before it ends by attending one of these events happening in the Cincinnati area this fall!

To help you get started on your seasonal calendar, we rounded up some of our most anticipated fall happenings in the area. Here, you'll find everything from fun harvest festivals to must-attend 5K races and artisanal markets. Enjoy!

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October

Donauschwaben Oktoberfest 2019

Where: Donauschwaben Park

When: October 4-6 | Friday 6 p.m-12:30 a.m.; Saturday 1 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Sunday 12-8 p.m.

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The Donauschwaben Oktoberfest is hosted by the Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of German language and culture. The society's authentic Oktoberfest is held at Donauschwaben Park in Colerain Township, where you'll find over 25 beers on tap, live entertainment and delicious, homemade food.

 

Wizard Pub Crawl

Where: 16-Bit Bar+Arcade

When: October 5 | 3-10 p.m.

All wizards, witches and non-magical folk in Cincinnati are invited to the 3rd Annual Wizard Pub Crawl! Join hundreds of other Cincinnatians and celebrate wizardry, drink potions and party the night away. This year, a general admission ticket includes a signature wand, a completion certificate at the end of the crawl, a wizard wand box, a house colored wristband, exclusive themed drinks and so much more. There will also be a best-dressed competition, so be sure to wear your best robe and witches' hat for the occasion!

 

The 22nd Annual Sunflower Festival

Where: Gorman Heritage Farm 

When: October 5-6 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Make a trip to Gorman Heritage Farm in Evendale for the Sunflower Festival, a two-day celebration of all things related to the beautiful sunflower. Enjoy fall fun for all ages, including farm animals, food trucks, hayrides, arts and crafts, pumpkins, live music, pick-your-own sunflowers, a sunflower maze and much more. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday and admission is $8 for adults, $5 for kids and seniors, free for members and kids under 3.

 

HallZOOween

Where: The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

When: October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 & 26-27 | 12-5 p.m.

Each weekend throughout the month of October, take a walk on the wild side with the Cincinnati Zoo's special HallZOOween event. Activities include trick-or-treating, special animal encounters, a Hogwarts Express train ride, a Scare-ousel, and much more! There is no additional charge beyond zoo admission to attend this event. You can help the zoo go green by bringing your own treat bag.

 

Operation Pumpkin

Where: Downtown Hamilton

When: October 11-13 | Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Make a trip to downtown Hamilton for this exciting annual tradition! Operation Pumpkin is a three-day festival featuring live music, a zip line, crafts and lots of food and drinks. Popular events include the Lil' Miss Punkin beauty pageant on Saturday and the Pet Parade on Sunday with a costume contest for various dog size categories.

 

2019 College Hill Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival

Where: Town Hall Park

When: October 12 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The College Hill community hosts an exciting pumpkin patch and fall festival each year, featuring lots of fall activities and games, live music, storytelling, food trucks and vendors, pony rides and much more. Plus, the massive pile of pumpkins in the middle of Town Hall Park will make a perfect photo opportunity for you and your family!

 

Trunk 'R Treat Fall Festival

Where: Beech Acres Park

When: October 12 | 2-4 p.m.

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Photo courtesy of the Anderson Parks District

The Anderson Parks District invites you to one of the community's favorite annual events: the Truck 'R Treat Fall Festival at Beech Acres. Enjoy a car show, music, games, prizes and lots of candy distributed from the trunks of classic cars decorated for Halloween. Costumes are encouraged for children participating in "trunk 'r treat" and $5 tickets can be purchased at the event.

 

The Great Pumpkin Fest

Where: Keehner Park, West Chester

When: October 12 | 2-6 p.m.

This free family-friendly festival at Keehner Park in West Chester features endless fun and entertainment, including a puppet show and the Primrose School costume contest for ages 0–12. Plus, guests can enjoy a not-so-scary haunted trail, a petting zoo, a pony carousel, horse-drawn wagon rides and face painting—all absolutely free!

 

HallowEve Brew Bash

Where: Ault Park Pavillion

When: October 18 | 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Craft beer and costumes? Count us in! This Halloween bash will feature beer tastings from some of Cincinnati's best microbreweries along with delicious food from Family Treats & Grill on Wheels. Live music, including some hit 1970s Halloween songs, will be provided by Gee Your Band Smells Terrific. Tickets are $20 until October 16 when they will go up to $25. You can purchase tickets through the Ault Park website—and don't forget your costume!

 

Zombie Ball: The 5th Annual Dance of the UnDead on Pyramid Hill

Where: Pyramid Hill Grand Pavillion

When: October 19 | 7-11 p.m.

Head to the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum in Hamilton for the Zombie Ball! Dress as your favorite undead character, such as a zombie, vampire or mummy  and enjoy an evening filled with DJ music, a haunted hayride, a zombie photo booth and much more. Tickets to the Zombie Ball start at $30 per person or $50 for a couple and includes access to the horror-themed buffet and an open bar of beer and wine from 7–9 p.m. and a cash bar from 9–11 p.m.

 

The 2019 Weber Family Pumpkin Festival

Where: Weber's Farm Market

When: October 19-20 | Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Since its inception as the Minges Pumpkin Festival in 1984, this annual event now held at Weber's Farm Market in Harrison has evolved into a massive celebration of autumn and all its glory. The Weber Family Pumpkin Festival features live music, more than 150 arts and crafts exhibitors, delicious food, live demonstrations and many activities for kids. The event showcases many elements of the farm and encourages visitors to develop a deep connection with both agriculture and their community. Admission is $5 and free for kids 12 and under.

 

Findlay Market Fall Food Fest

Where: Findlay Market

When: October 20 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Savor the rich flavors of fall at the Fall Food Fest at Findlay Market in the heart of Over-the-Rhine. This annual event features pumpkin painting, cooking demos, a children's scavenger hunt, live music, craft cocktails and seasonal beers, merchant specials and more. Admission to the Fall Food Fest is free.

 

Autumn Color Walking Tour

Where: Spring Grove Cemetary & Arboretum

When: October 20 | 1-3 p.m.

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Join the Spring Grove horticulture staff as they highlight the very best of Cincinnati's autumn colors in the arboretum on this unique, seasonal walking tour! Reservations are required and space is limited, so make sure to get your tickets as soon as possible.

 

Fall Fest Weekend

Where: Washington Park

When: October 26-27 | 12-6 p.m.

Head to Washington Park for a weekend filled with fall family fun just before Halloween! Fall Fest Weekend offers a jam-packed entertainment lineup for all ages—including a pumpkin patch, kid's activities and a variety of local vendors selling crafts and homemade items, baked goods and so much more.

 

November

Our Creative Harvest

Where: Kennedy Heights Art Center Lindner Annex

When: November 8 | 6-8 p.m.

All throughout the season, the Nancy Gamon Studio will hold workshops—including hand embroidery, wearable art, a clothing swap and more. The fruits of these unique workshops will be on display at the Lindner Annex for one November evening. Come out and enjoy light bites, mingle with workshop participants and view the "creative harvest" that they worked on all season!

 

Art on Vine

Where: Rhinegeist Brewery

When: November 10 | 12-7 p.m

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Photo courtesy of Art on Vine

Art on Vine evolved from a college project created by James Jenkins and started as an eight-vendor market settled on Vine Street. Today, the event features more than 75 vendors and fills Rhinegeist Brewery every year with hundreds of arts and crafts lovers. For a unique, fun, one-on-one shopping experience, you won't want to miss this one!

 

Cincinnati Hungry Turkey Half Marathon & 5K

Where: Otto Armleder Park

When: November 30 | 7:15 a.m.

Before you dig into your Thanksgiving feast, consider starting your holiday off with a festive 5K!  The Cincinnati Hungry Turkey begins at Otto Armleder Park and winds through picturesque terrain. Participants will be rewarded with locally made and absolutely delicious Holtman's Donuts at the finish line. Plus, brownie points will be awarded if you show up in a turkey costume!

 

Holiday Artisan Market

Where: The Carnegie Center

When: November 30 | 12 p.m.

Kick off your holiday shopping this year at the Holiday Artisan Market! This one-of-a-kind artisan market features handcrafted gifts and unique finds made by local artists you can feel good about giving to your loved ones. Tickets cost $5 per person and $15 for a family of four.

 

Have a Great Fall!

Let us know what fun things you're planning to do this season in the comments!

September
12

The Must-Attend Fall Events in the Columbus Area for 2019

The leaves are changing, that familiar fall chill is starting to return to the air and pumpkin is appearing on menus everywhere. Fall is here, which is an occasion worth celebrating here in Columbus! Fortunately, there are plenty of local events and festivals to look forward to over the next few months.

Whether you're looking to experience the bountiful autumn harvest, get scared at a horror film festival or peruse a craft fair—you'll find something on this list worth marking on your calendar. Have fun this season!

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September

Country Living Fair

Where: Ohio Village 

When: September 13-15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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This massive fair showcases hundreds of vendors from more than 25 states selling antiques, vintage items, handcrafted goods, arts, furniture, home decor, clothing, jewelry, specialty foods and so much more. Meet the editors of Country Living Magazine and HGTV superstars, attend seminars and how-tos, see artisan demonstrations, and shop the Harvest & Gourmet Market. There's no better place or time in Columbus to get inspiration for your home decor!

 

The 21st Annual Pawpaw Festival

Where: Lake Snowden, Albany

When: September 13-15, Friday 4 p.m.-Midnight, Saturday 10 a.m.-Midnight & Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Ohio Pawpaw Festival is a fun-filled and educational community event that celebrates one of America's largest native tree fruits: the pawpaw. The annual three-day event highlights the rich history and future possibilities of the pawpaw through delectable foods, fantastic entertainment, unique arts, crafts and local vendors. This year, you can expect a full lineup of presentations and activities that will provide fun for your whole family, including a Best Pawpaw Competition, a Pawpaw Cook-off, a Pawpaw Eating Contest and much more.

 

Old Hilliardfest

Where: Downtown Hilliard

When: September 14, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

This street fair takes place in Downtown Hilliard on Main Street each fall, usually the second Saturday in September. Throughout the day, you can peruse vendors from all over the area, including local businesses, organizations and artists. After you've shopped your heart out, you can enjoy some live music, great food, games, a sunflower show, a car show, kids' fair and much more.

 

Scarecrow Festival

Where: Downtown Washington Court House

When: September 20-22, Times TBA

Welcome autumn in style at this annual festival in Downtown Washington Court House! The family-friendly weekend will be full of live music, delicious food, rides, games, craft vendors, a 5K walk and run, classic cars and so much more. Make sure to follow them on Facebook to see what the full lineup of activities will be!

 

Harvest Fair

Where: The Stratford Ecological Center, Delaware

When: September 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Harvest Fair is the Stratford Ecological Center's biggest event of the year, featuring plenty of tractors, farm animals, a horse-drawn wagon and so much more! Don't forget to bring the best of your bounty, which you can display to the rest of the fair, and some good walking shoes so you can traverse the nearby hiking trails while you're there. Tickets are $5 per person and children under the age of 3 are free.

 

Pumpkinpalooza

Where: Emswiler Farm, Pataskala

When: September 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Presented by TWIG of Nationwide Children's Hospital, Pataskala's annual Pumpkinpalooza is a can't-miss event this season. This year, enjoy exploring a huge barn full of food and activities; pick out a perfect pumpkin from the pumpkin patch; take a hayride around the farm; and bounce around in a bounce house—the possibilities are endless! You can purchase advance tickets on their website. All proceeds will benefit the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

 

Apple Fest

Where: Lawrence Orchards, Marion

When: September 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Photo courtesy of Lawrence Orchards

This old-fashioned autumn event gives you and your whole family the chance to explore Lawrence Orchards, a local institution since 1921. Explore the orchard on a horse-drawn carriage, let the kiddos ride a pony, traverse the hay maze, take a train ride and, of course, eat a lot of apples! The event will feature plenty of fresh apples, caramel apple bars, apple pie and homemade apple cider that you'll want to take home gallons of.

 

October

43rd Annual Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival

Where: Young's Jersey Dairy, Yellow Springs

When: October 5-6, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Celebrate the fall season at Young's Jersey Dairy this year with the Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival! There you'll be able to take your picture with Humongous Gus; taste freshly made pumpkin donut holes; take a tour of their cheese making facility; and go pumpkin bowling. This event is entirely free, so bring the whole family out to have some autumn fun!

 

German Village Monster Bash

Where: German Village Meeting Haus

When: October 12, 7-11:30 p.m.

This annual event at the Historic German Village offers endless Halloween fun for kids-at-heart. The festivities start with an adult trick-or-treating route at 7 p.m., followed by dancing and drinks at the Meeting Haus at 9:30 p.m. There will be a photo booth, dancing and a costume contest, so come dressed in your Halloween finest! You can even grab a s'more and try a delicious concoction from Middle West Spirits.

 

Fall Festival at Oakland Nursery

Where: Oakland Nursery, Dublin

When: October 12-13, 12-4 p.m.

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Come celebrate all things autumn at this family-friendly festival! There will be tractor-pulled hayrides, make n' take crafts, a pumpkin bounce house, apple cider pressing, a giant pumpkin carving demo and much more—all of the ingredients needed for a perfect fall fest.

 

Shock Around the Clock

Where: The Drexel Theater

When: October 12-13, Noon-Noon

Sharpen your wooden stakes and stock up on silver bullets because Columbus's terror tradition is back to haunt your nightmares! This 24-hour horror marathon is held at the Drexel Theater and will feature a lineup of several terrifying films. In addition to watching a few movies, you'll also have the chance to meet Michael Gornick, the legendary director of photography for Creepshow, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Knightriders and Martin!

 

All Hallow's Eve at Ohio Village

Where: Ohio Village 

When: October 12 & 19, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of 1890s-style fun at the historic Ohio Village. All Hallows' Eve will feature a retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by the bonfire, pumpkin carving and strange characters roaming the village. Revel in old-fashioned entertainment for all ages, including fortune telling, crafts, games and more!

 

Circleville Pumpkin Show

Where: East Franklin Street, Circleville

When: October 14-19, Times Vary

 
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Any Ohioan will tell you, fall means the Circleville Pumpkin Show! The 113th Circleville Pumpkin Show is just south of Columbus and attracts more than 400,000 visitors each year. Check out the parades, rides, entertainment and every kind of pumpkin-flavored treat that you can think of. Be sure to stop by and see the largest pumpkin pie, measuring at 14 feet in diameter, along with all of the massive pumpkins on display around East Franklin Street!

 

Haunted Ohio Statehouse Tours

Where: The Ohio Statehouse

When: October 18-19 & 25-26, 7-9 p.m.

See the iconic Ohio Statehouse from a different perspective this Halloween season as you embark on a haunted tour of the building—if you dare! Combine history and legend in this special family-friendly haunted tour, which travels through dimly lit limestone corridors by lantern. This spooky tour features recently found evidence of paranormal activity and is most appropriate for children ages 9 and up. Purchase your tickets for this unique historic tour with a Halloween twist!

 

Boo at the Zoo

Where: The Columbus Zoo

When: Weekends October 11-27, Fridays 5-9 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-9 p.m. & Sundays 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

This "merry-not-scary" Halloween event is a must for little ones of all ages! Go on a trick-or-treating adventure at the Columbus Zoo on the weekends leading up to Halloween, stopping by various treat stations scattered throughout the zoo. Make sure you catch the animals smashing pumpkins, which is a favorite amongst guests each year! Admission to Boo at the Zoo is included with your membership or paid admission to the zoo.

 

Halloween Pet Parade and Fall Festival

Where: Easton Town Center

When: October 20, 12-3 p.m.

Make sure your fur baby isn't left out of the fall fun! Dress your dog in their best costume and head to Easton Town Center for a special Halloween Pet Parade and Fall Festival. Costumes will be judged and awards are given based on a number of categories, including Best Group, Best Duo, Cutest, Funniest, Most Creative and Scariest. Free registration begins at noon and the parade kicks off at 2 p.m.!

 

HighBall Halloween

Where: Short North, Columbus

When: October 11-12, Times TBD

Head to the vibrant Short North Arts District for a Halloween party unlike any other! HighBall Halloween is considered one of the nation's most elaborate costume parties, bridging runway style with the culture of this lively area. This festive weekend attracts over 40,000 costumed participants in a celebration of costumes and creativity. The party is taking place along High Street between Goodale Street and Nationwide Boulevard.

 

Creepside Festival

Where: Creekside Park & Plaza, Gahanna

When: October 19, 11 a.m-3 p.m.

Don't miss the annual Creepside Festival two Saturdays before Halloween! This event is free and appropriate for all ages with a number of kid-friendly activities, including live music, games, a haunted trail, escape rooms, character interactions, pumpkin painting, trick-or-treating with local organizations, and more. Head to Creekside Park & Plaza in Gahanna for this exciting community event!

November

Ohio Made Holiday Market

Where: Hollywood Casino Columbus

When: November 15-16, Friday 6-10 p.m. & Saturday 12-7 p.m.

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Kick-off your holiday shopping spree at one of the most popular craft fairs of the year! At the annual Ohio Made Holiday Market, over 80 vendors will be selling handcrafted, artisan goods as well as an assortment of wonderful gifts. VIP ticket holders will gain early access the market along with exclusive deals, drink specials and a raffle! You can purchase a ticket, and learn more about the participating vendors, here.  

Columbus Hungry Turkey 5K & 10K

Where: 333 West Broad Street When: November 30, 8:30 a.m. Give back to a cause you care about and get a free doughnut while you're at it! Don't miss the Columbus Hungry Turkey 5K a 10K, a running and walking event that takes place in the streets of downtown Columbus. All proceeds go towards supporting the Humane Society of Delaware County.  And if that wasn't enough to get you to join in—a few famous Buckeye Donuts will be waiting for you at the finish line!  

What about you?

Let us know how you plan to celebrate the season in the comments!

September
10

19 Essential Fall Events + Festivals in the Cleveland Area This Year

Fall is finally upon us! Crisp morning walks through crunchy leaves, homemade apple pie, pumpkin spice lattes and cozy sweaters—there are so many things we love about this season in Ohio. Don't miss out on these important rituals by attending one of the fall festivals and events happening in and around Cleveland this year!

And because we can't wait until the official first day of fall, we are starting the harvest party a bit earlier in September! From art shows to pumpkin festivals, here are the essential Cleveland events you can't miss this fall.

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September

Rocky River Falls Arts Festival

Where: Old Detroit Area, Rocky River

When: September 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Photo courtesy of the Rocky River Fall Arts Festival

Rocky River Falls Arts Festival was first established in 2009 to celebrate the talents of Rocky River residents and highlight the merchants in the Old Detroit Shopping Area. After 11 years, the only thing that has changed is the sheer size of the event. This year, 57 vendors are planning to participate! You'll also get to enjoy plenty of local food trucks and live music all throughout the day.

 

Village Peddler Festival

Where: Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland

When: September 14-15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Village Peddler Festival at Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland is back for its 38th year! The 2019 event will feature live music, more than 175 arts and crafts exhibitors, delicious food, a corn maze and many activities for children! The event will also showcase a massive farmers' market filled with gourmet and harvest-time specialties that you can spend the entire afternoon exploring.

 

Harvest Moon

Where: Cleveland Botanical Garden

When: September 20, 6 p.m.

This fall, experience the Cleveland Botanical Garden under the stars at their annual Harvest Moon dinner! Enjoy a five-course dinner prepared by Cleveland's top chefs while surrounded by elegant, natural beauty at the gardens. The dinner will take place outside, under the harvest moon, around the Conway Family Reflecting Pool on the Geis Terrace. In addition to delicious food and beautiful sights, guests will also be treated to live music and locally brewed beers from the Boss Dog Brewing Company, the Butcher and the Brewer, the Great Lakes Brewing Company and Platform Beer Company.

 

Elyria Apple Festival

Where: Ely Square, Elyria

When: September 20-22, Times TBA

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The Elyria Apple Festival began in 1980 after locals Bill Fitch and Al Murphy witnessed the success of the Circleville Pumpkin Festival and decided to hold a fall festival to Elyria—with one major change. Instead of pumpkins, they wanted to prominently feature the numerous apple growers in the area, and thus, the Elyria Apple Festival was born! This year, you can expect a variety of apple-themed fun, including an apple pie baking contest, an Apple Festival Princess Pageant, an apple art show and so much more.

 

Apple Butter & Cider Weekend

Where: Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland

When: September 21-22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

This weekend at the Lake Metroparks Farmpark is all about apples! Bring the whole family to taste some delicious, locally made apple cider—and even make your own. Visitors will also be able to peruse the Showman's Circle area, which will feature a farm-themed playground and covered shelter for live animal demonstrations. Plus, you won't want to miss the hay maze, corn maze, harvest-themed crafts and much more!

 

Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival

Where: Lincoln Park

When: September 28 & 29, Saturday 12-7 p.m. & Sunday 12-5 p.m.

The Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival is one of Cleveland's longest-running music and arts festivals—setting up shop every fall for over 21 years. This year, the festival will feature over 130 juried artists and crafters. And don't forget the music and dance performances; the beer and wine garden; the children's village and much more!

 

Rockin R' Ranch Old West Pumpkin Fest

Where: Rockin R' Ranch, Columbia Station

When: Every Weekend, September 28-October 27, 12-5 p.m.

Rockin R' Ranch Old West Pumpkin Fest is one of Ohio's largest fall festivals, packed full of fun events for the whole family. Head to Columbia Station any weekend, September 28-October 27, and enjoy pony rides, a pumpkin slide, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, an animal petting farm, face painting and a Zombie Hunt 3D paintball experience! You can purchase tickets, which cost $11, online and at the ticket window on site.

 

Ohio City Street Festival

Where: West Side Market 

When: September 29, 12-8 p.m.

Head to West Side Market on the last weekend of September for a day-long fall celebration! West 25th Street will be full of the best food, drink, retail and arts entertainment Ohio City has to offer. Music and arts programming will take place throughout the day and the Kid Zone will offer fun for the whole family—including face painting, a balloon animal artist, inflatables and more.

 

October

Pumpkin Ale Fall Festival

Where: Lake Metroparks Fall Festival

When: October 4, 6-10 p.m.

Pumpkin beer lovers rejoice! The Pumpkin Ale Fall Festival is back and bigger than ever, featuring a fantastic selection of local beer, wine and food makers along with some spectacular entertainment. Visit their website to check out the full, impressive lineup!

 

Goblins in the Garden at Holden Arboretum

Where: Holden Arboretum Warren H. Corning Visitor Center, Kirtland 

When: October 5-6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Get the Halloween festivities started early at the Holden Arboretum! This annual family-friendly, not-too-scary celebration offers endless daytime trick-or-treating for costumed little ones (and costumed dogs!) in a festive garden setting.

 

Corn & Pumpkin Festival

Where: Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland

When: October 5-6 & 12-13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Celebrate the harvest season at Lake Metroparks Farmpark this year with the Corn & Pumpkin Festival! There, you'll be able to help husk, shell and grind the corn; make corn husk dolls; explore a 3-acre corn maze; and paint a masterpiece on a pumpkin.

 

Brew at the Zoo

Where: The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

When: October 10, 6-10 p.m.

Adults 21 and over are invited to enjoy a variety of Cleveland's best craft beers, live music, animal encounters and more during this after-hours Halloween event at the Cleveland Zoo! General admission tickets include unlimited samplings and small bites of pub fare.

 

Boo at the Zoo

Where: The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

When: October 11-13, 18-20 & 25-27, 5-9 p.m.

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Photo courtesy of Kyle Lanzer via Cleveland Metroparks

Boo at the Zoo is considered Cleveland's sweetest Halloween tradition. And you have three weekends to enjoy the festivities at the zoo, including treat stations, unlimited 4-D Theater movies, carousel and train rides, a hay maze, a Monster Mash dance party and much more!

 

Apple Butter Festival

Where: Century Village Museum, Burton

When: October 12-13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Since its inception in 1949, the Apple Butter Festival has been drawing in thousands of people from all around the country to Century Village in Burton—and the moment you get within a mile of the festival you'll smell why! This old-fashioned autumn event features freshly made apple butter slathered on everything. Take a moment to watch the famous butter being made in copper kettles before going to get some for yourself. You'll also get to taste delicious apple fritters, tour historic buildings, visit with artisans and more!

 

Hauntaquarium at The Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Where: The Greater Cleveland Aquarium 

When: October 18-19 & 25-27, 6-9 p.m.

Hunt for treasure at this unique pirate-themed Halloween party at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium! Activities include a magic show, face painting, animal encounters, games, a DJ-ed dance party, a trick-or-treat trail, crafts, pumpkin animal enrichment, costumed scuba divers, and various special appearances. Tickets are $12 for non-pass holders (both adults and children) or $10 for pass holders (both adults and children). Children under 2 years old are free.

 

12th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade

Where: Kauffman Park, Lakewood

When: October 19, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

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Photo courtesy of LakewoodAlive

We can't leave our four-legged family members out of the Halloween fun! LakewoodAlive invites all dogs (and their owners) to the 11th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade at Kauffman Park in Downtown Lakewood. The festival starts at 12:30 p.m. and the parade kicks off at 2 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony announcing winners for several categories, including Best Dog and Child, Best Dog and Adult, Best Dog and Group, Spookiest Pooch, and Best in Show.

 

I-X Center Trick-or-Treat Street

Where: I-X Center

When: October 19-20 & 26-27, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Don't miss this exciting Halloween tradition at the International Exposition (I-X) Center! Trick-or-Treat Street features creatively themed and not-so-spooky Halloween houses dishing out candy, plus pony rides, kiddie rides and live entertainment. Get your tickets for $13 in advance or $14 the day of!

 

November

The Cheese & Wine Fest Cleveland 2019

Where: Lago Custom Events

When: November 16, 5-9 p.m.

Do you love cheese? Then you're in for a treat this November! Back for its third year, the Cheese and Wine Fest will once again feature cheeses from around the world along with various wines that pair perfectly with them. This event will be held at Lago Custom Events on the east bank of the Flats. You can purchase a ticket to this cheesy event here.

 

Winterfest

Where: Downtown Cleveland

When: November 30, 10 a.m.-8p.m.

Cleveland Santa

To end the fall season and officially welcome in the holidays, join Downtown Cleveland at the annual Winterfest! All day long, you and your family can experience the magic of the holidays, with lights, entertainment and activities for people of all ages. In the evening, don't miss the free horse-drawn carriage rides, the tree lighting ceremony, the fireworks show and more!

 

How do you celebrate fall?

Let us know what your favorite fall events in Cleveland are!

September
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20 Essential Fall Events + Festivals in the Cincinnati Area

The leaves, they are a-changin'! That means fall is in full swing in Cincinnati — a city that sure knows how to celebrate the season to the fullest. There are several festive events taking place throughout the region in the final days of September and throughout the month of October focused on everything from beer to pumpkins, and everything in between! Take a look at the many exciting fall events in Cincinnati to maximize this glorious pumpkin-filled season.  

SEPTEMBER EVENTS:

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

September 21–23 Location: Downtown Cincinnati (Second and Third Streets between Walnut and Elm)
 
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Held in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is America's largest Oktoberfest celebration. This annual festival highlights the rich German heritage of Southwest Ohio in addition to samples of German-style music, food and beer. First held in 1976, the event has grown to attract more than 575,000 people each year! One of the best parts? Admission to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is completely free. Take a look at the event schedule to plan your visit to this exciting community tradition.  

Oktoberfest Newport

September 28–30 Location: Riverboat Row, Newport, KY The Oktoberfest celebrations continue across the river at Riverboat Row in Newport. Oktoberfest Newport is held in a large festival tent sponsored by various breweries serving German-style beer. Enjoy continuous live entertainment and of course, German food, music and beer at this free festival. Plus, don't miss the fireworks show after the Reds game!  

Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Island

September 29–October 28 (Saturdays and Sundays) Location: Kings Island, Mason On Saturdays and Sundays through the month of October, head to Kings Island for an action-packed pumpkin celebration. The Great Pumpkin Fest is all treats and no tricks when it comes to family-friendly fun, including live entertainment, mazes, trick-or-treating, and much more. Visit Lucy's Witch's Kitchen, pet Snoopy's Barnyard Friends or converse with The Great Pumpkin himself. Purchase tickets in advance for the festivities at Kings Island!  

Jack O'Lantern Junction

September 29–October 31 Location: EnterTRAINment Junction, West Chester Township The EnterTRAINment Junction in the West Chester Township is packed with fun all month long leading up to Halloween. Jack O'Lantern Junction offers endless fun for all ages, featuring a kid-friendly trick-or-treat maze, an animated display, and the area's only indoor pumpkin patch, where kids get a free mini pumpkin. This is the perfect rainy day activity for fall!  

OCTOBER EVENTS:

HallZOOween at the Cincinnati Zoo

October 6–7, 13–14, 20–21 + 27–28 Location: Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Each weekend throughout the month of October, take a walk on the wild side with the zoo's special HallZOOween event. Activities include trick-or-treating, special animal encounters, a Hogwarts Express train ride, a Scare-ousel, and much more! There is no additional charge beyond zoo admission to attend this event. Help the zoo go green by bringing your own treat bag.  

Fright Night Flicks at Washington Park

October 3, 10, 17 + 24 Location: Washington Park, Cincinnati Fright Night Flicks is a weekly series in October featuring a free Halloween movie screening each Wednesday at Washington Park. The movie starts at 8 p.m., but arrive early to grab a good spot on the grass and a drink from the bar. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic basket to complete the experience! Fright Night Flicks 2018 Schedule: October 3: Hocus Pocus October 10: E.T. October 17: Ghost Busters October 24: Nightmare Before Christmas  

Donauschwaben Oktoberfest

October 5–7 Location: Donauschwaben Park, Cincinnati The Donauschwaben Oktoberfest is hosted by the Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of German language and culture. The society's authentic Oktoberfest is held at Donauschwaben Park in the Colerain Township, where you'll find over 25 beers on tap, live entertainment, homemade food and a car show on Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children 12 and under!  

Sunflower Festival

October 6–7 Location: Gorman Heritage Farm, Evendale Make a trip to Gormon Heritage Farm in Evendale for the Sunflower Festival, a two-day celebration of all things related to the beautiful sunflower. Enjoy fall fun for all ages, including farm animals, food trucks, hayrides, arts and crafts, pumpkins, live music, pick-your-own sunflowers, a sunflower maze, and much more. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday and admission is $8 for adults, $5 for kids and seniors, and free for members and kids under 3.  

Fall-O-Ween at Coney Island

October 6–7, October 13–14 + October 20–21 Location: Coney Island Amusement Park, Cincinnati Halloween Events in Cincinnati, OH Coney Island Amusement Park throws the ultimate fall party each year, featuring rides, shows, pumpkin throws, hayrides, trick-or-treating, a petting zoo, s'mores and so much more. Don't miss Fall-O-Ween on the first three weekends of October. General admission is $12 for ages 2 and up and includes access to a number of experiences — but there are additional activities available, costing $4 each.  

Halloween Nights at Parky's Farm

October 11–28 (Thursdays–Sundays) Location: Parky's Farm, Cincinnati Bring your little ones to Parky's Farm for a not-so-scary nighttime Halloween party on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, October 11–28. Fall activities at the farm include hay wagon rides, an inflatable obstacle course, a campfire, a bounce house, a "hardly haunted" castle, magic and juggling shows, pony rides, and much more! Tickets are available at the gate for $8 per person or in advance for $7 per person. Admission for children under 2 is free.  

Bluestone Ivory Halloween Dance Party at Moonlite Gardens

October 12 Location: Coney Island Amusement Park, Cincinnati For over 20 years, Moonlite Gardens has been a summertime tradition for Coney Island. The party is continuing well past summer at the Bluestone Ivory Halloween Dance Party! Gates open at 7 p.m. and Bluestone Ivory takes the stage at 8 p.m. until midnight. Tickets are $10 at the door, $8 in advance and only $5 if you wear a costume! There will be drawings for prizes, themed mixed drinks, and various snacks and drinks, including coffee, hot chocolate and hot apple cider. This is a party you don't want to miss.  

Operation Pumpkin in Hamilton

October 12–14 Location: Downtown Hamilton Make a trip to downtown Hamilton for this exciting annual tradition! Operation Pumpkin is a three-day festival featuring live music, a zip line, crafts, and lots of food and drinks. Popular events include the Lil' Miss Punkin beauty pageant on Saturday and the Pet Parade on Sunday with a costume contest for various dog size categories.  

The Great Pumpkin Fest

October 13 Location: Keehner Park, West Chester
 
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This free family-friendly festival at Keehner Park in West Chester features endless fun and entertainment, including a puppet show and the Primrose School costume contest for ages 0–12. Plus, guests can enjoy a not-so-scary haunted trail, a petting zoo, a pony carousel, horse-drawn wagon rides and face painting — all at no cost! Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  

College Hill Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival

October 13 Location: Town Hall Park, Cincinnati The College Hill community hosts an exciting pumpkin patch and fall festival each year, featuring lots of fall activities and games, live music, storytelling, food trucks and vendors, pony rides, and much more. Plus, the festival is followed by a family movie night to top off the festivities! This event is completely free to attend and some activities cost extra.  

Trunk 'R Treat Fall Festival at Beech Acres

October 20 Location: Beech Acres Park, Cincinnati The Anderson Parks District invites you to one of the community's favorite annual events, the Truck 'R Treat Fall Festival at Beech Acres. Enjoy a classic car show, music, games, prizes and lots of candy distributed from the trunks of classic cars decorated for Halloween. Costumes are encouraged for children participating in "trunk 'r treat" and $5 tickets can be purchased at the event.  

Zombie Ball: The 4th Annual Dance of the UnDead on Pyramid Hill

October 20 Location: Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, Hamilton Head to the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum in Hamilton for the Zombie Ball! Dress as your favorite undead character, such as a zombie, vampire or mummy, and enjoy an evening filled with DJ music, a haunted hayride, a zombie photo booth and much more. Tickets to the Zombie Ball start at $30 per person or $50 for a couple, and includes access to the horror-themed buffet and an open bar of beer and wine from 7–9 p.m. and a cash bar from 9–11 p.m.  

Weber Family Pumpkin Festival

October 20–21 Location: Weber's Farm Market, Harrison Fall Events in Cincinnati, OH Since its inception as the Minges Pumpkin Festival in 1984, this annual event now held at Weber's Farm Market in Harrison has evolved into a massive celebration of autumn and all its glory. The Weber Family Pumpkin Festival features live music, more than 150 arts and crafts exhibitors, delicious food, live demonstrations, and many activities for kids. The event showcases many elements of the farm and encourages visitors to develop a deep connection with both agriculture and their community. Admission is $5 and free for kids 12 and under.  

Fall Food Fest

October 21 Location: Findlay Market, Cincinnati Savor the rich flavors of fall at the Fall Food Fest at Findlay Market in the heart of Over-the-Rhine. This annual event features pumpkin painting, cooking demos, a children's scavenger hunt, live music, craft cocktails and seasonal beers, merchant specials, and more. Admission to the Fall Food Fest is free.  

Fall Fest Weekend

October 27–28 Location: Washington Park, Cincinnati Head to Washington Park for a weekend filled with fall family fun just before Halloween! Fall Fest Weekend offers a jam-packed entertainment lineup for all ages, plus a pumpkin patch, kid's activities, and a variety of local vendors selling crafts and homemade items, baked goods and much more. The festival is from 12–6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.  

Village Bazaar + Dog Costume Paw-Rade

October 28 Location: Mainstrasse Village Association, Covington, KY On the Fourth Sunday of each month, from April through October, MainStrasse Village hosts an outdoor marketplace offering everything from antiques and vintage items to crafts and handmade products. The October bazaar is accompanied by a dog costume paw-rade with prizes given for three categories: best theme costume, best store-bought costume and best original costume. The parade will be enhanced by local beer and drinks, live music, vendors, a photo booth and much more!  

Happy Fall!

How are you celebrating this idyllic season? Let us know in the comments below!
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The 13 Best Pumpkin Patches, Apple Orchards and Corn Mazes to Visit Near Cleveland, Mapped

This post was updated on August 20, 2019, to reflect current information. 

Fall is officially here! Though we had a tough time bidding summer farewell, we are thrilled at the prospect of a new season filled with vibrant colors, warm apple cider and plenty of pumpkins. Visiting a pumpkin patch or an apple orchard is a beloved tradition here in Ohio, as it allows us to soak up some autumn sunshine, take a hayride and gather some amazing fall bounty. Whether you're looking to gather some apples for making pie, pick-your-own pumpkin to carve into a jack-o-lantern or simply wanting to enjoy some good old-fashioned family fun, these local orchards and patches should provide you with some incredible fall memories. Enjoy!    

Bauman Orchards

161 Rittman Avenue, Rittman Bauman Orchards

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If you make the hour-long journey to Bauman Orchards in Rittman, you will be treated to more than 40,000 apple trees and 18 different varieties (10 available to pick yourself). Visitors can pick their own apples from September 1 through October 13, and afterwards, are invited to enjoy fresh-pressed apple cider (and maybe a few baked goods) in the market. Looking for a pumpkin, gourd or squash for eating or decorating? You can find those in the market as well. Tip: Don't miss the Fall Festival on September 21, September 28 and October 5! There will be pick-your-own apples as well as live music, pony rides, a hay maze, homemade caramel apples, a petting zoo and more.  

Beriswill's Farm Market and Corn Maze

2200 Station Road, Valley City Since 1955, the family at Beriswill Farms has grown and raised a wide range of agricultural products including corn, soybeans, vegetables, pumpkins and cattle. During the fall months, you can come get lost in the giant corn maze and pick the perfect pumpkin to carve!  

Brasee's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

18421 State Route 58, Wellington A day full of family fun awaits you at Brasee's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. The farm is open this fall on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from September 15 to October 29, where you can get lost in the eight-acre maze, explore the petting zoo, enjoy a cup of cider and pick the perfect pumpkin to carve at home.  

Derthick's Corn Maze

5182 Twinsburg Warren Road, Mantua Derthick's Corn Maze is a favorite amongst northeast Ohio families for a number of reasons — the gigantic and ornate maze, the cow train, the two 300-foot ziplines, and the pick-your-own pumpkin patch are just a few of those reasons! Come see what all of the fuss is about starting opening day (September 14) and on weekends through the end of October.  

Hillcrest Orchards

50336 Telegraph Road, Amherst Cleveland Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches Hillcrest Orchards strives to grow the highest quality apples, the largest pumpkins, the juiciest peaches and the happiest family memories. On weekends during the fall, you will be treated to a fun wagon ride out to the apple orchard or pumpkin patch, as well as sage picking advice to help you harvest the cream of the crop. Make sure to check the 2018 ripening calendar before planning your visit.  

Mapleside Farms

294 Pearl Road, Brunswick Mapleside Farms is nothing short of idyllic. The orchard is set on rolling hills and includes more than 4,000 apple trees with 17 different varieties of apples. For this reason, it's a popular destination for stocking up on fruit, but the venue also hosts concerts and other fun community events year-round. It's a great destination for building new seasonal traditions — watching the fall sunsets, enjoying hayrides or digging into a freshly baked apple pie!  

Miller's Apple Hill, Ltd.

50549 Telegraph Road, Amherst   This family-owned market is a favorite year-round, but especially during the fall months. Starting in September, bring the family and pick-your-own-apples in the scenic orchards. After you have picked your fill, peruse the market for fresh pastries, baking supplies and more. The Apple Pickin' Spree on September 29 offers free admission, wagon rides, great food, crafts and pick-your-own apples. Pumpkin Land (set up throughout the fall) includes fun photo opportunities and a large play area for the kiddos.  

Monroe's Orchard and Farm Market

6313 Pioneer Trail, Hiram Monroe's

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Monroe's Orchard is a must-visit location for families looking for a fun day out in the sun. You'll find fresh fruits year-round, but it would be a shame to miss the sight of the bountiful apple orchards and the pick-your-own pumpkins during the fall months. The Apple Harvest Festival begins on the last Saturday of September, and is also when the pumpkins are available!  

Patterson Fruit Farm

11414 Caves Road, Chesterland The team at Patterson Fruit Farm enjoys providing food for their local community and sharing the farming experience with families who stop by for a day of adventuring! During apple season (August through early winter), the farm invites you to take a wagon ride and pick-your-own apples from more than 30 varieties grown on site. And if you're looking for a true dose of seasonal fun (and maybe a pumpkin or two), Fun Fest runs from September 15 through October 28. The festival boasts a full lineup of family-friendly activities, including horse-drawn wagon rides, giant haystacks, a corn maze, pumpkin painting and more!  

Pick 'N' Save Orchard

1222 Ledge Road, Medina Most of the customers at Pick 'n' Save Orchard are regulars that return year after year. This is likely due to the unparalleled hospitality and family-friendly environment that has become a tradition here. The farm is a wonderful destination for fruit picking year-round (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, oh my), but the apples are the main event. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays to see for yourself!    

Red Wagon Farm

16081 East River Road, Columbia Station Red Wagon Farm is known for its incredible selection of local produce, which (depending on the season) includes pick-your-own strawberries, peaches, sweet corn, tomatoes and more. During the fall months, don't miss the pumpkin festival, which runs on weekends from September 22 to October 28 this year. Activities include wagon rides, a corn maze, face painting, delicious food, and a selection of seasonal homegrown produce in the market — including pumpkins, of course.  

Rittman Orchards & Farm Market

13548 Mount Eaton Road, Doylestown Rittman Orchards has a reputation for being one of the most fun (and most scenic) destinations in the fall! The market (open year-round) offers a wide variety of baked goods and fresh produce, but fruit-picking is the real draw of this location. Strawberries, peaches, apples and more are all available for you to grab straight from the source. View the apple chart to see what's ripe.  

Sage's Apples  

11355 Chardon Road, Chardon Sage's Apples | Cleveland Apple Orchard

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Sage's Apples is celebrating its 151st anniversary this year and it's no surprise why it has been so successful for so long! The farm grows more than 50 varieties of apples and sells a wide range of fresh produce in its market year-round. While you aren't actually able to pick-your-own apples at this location, the market offers several delicious varieties that you won't be able to find anywhere else, as well as a spectacular selection of melons, berries, peppers, corn and other local fruits and vegetables. It's certainly worth a visit!  

Enjoy the fall season!

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