MY OHIO FUN | September 22-24, 2017

Are you looking for something to do this weekend?  Below is just a small sample of festivals and events happening around Northern Ohio.

ASHTABULA COUNTY

54th GENEVA GRAPE JAMBOREE
Dates:  September 23-24, 2017
Location:  Downtown Geneva, the intersection of Route 534 and Route 20.
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The Geneva Area Grape Jamboree celebrates the harvesting of the local grapes. Visitors may taste freshly squeezed grape juice, wine, and various other grape products. All grand-stand entertainment, including the grape stomping contest, is free. Miss Grapette is featured in the two giant parades each afternoon: Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Rides, crafts, food, and other concessions pack the downtown streets during this grape filled weekend.

CUYAHOGA COUNTY

fallfeststrongsvillex175STRONGSVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY HARVEST FESTIVAL
Dates:  September 23-24, 2017
Times:  11am – 5pm
Location:   13305 Pearl Road, Strongsville, OH
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Many live performances and hands on activities. Something for all members of the family, free admission! Tickets for the quilt raffle are $1 each or 6 for $5. Tickets for the cow pie lottery are $5 each, win up to $2,000 if the entire grid of tickets for this lottery is sold in time for the cow to “make her deposit” in one of the squares on the lawn! Contact Dana Martin at (440) 572-1353 for cow pie tickets.

FallFest: 18th Century Festival
Cleveland Metroparks
September 24, 2017 | 11AM – 5PM
Location: Meadows Picnic Area Brecksville Reservation
Brecksville, Ohio 44141
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Help celebrate the pioneers of the Western Reserve at Cleveland Metroparks annual FallFest: 18th Century Festival. This fun, free, family-oriented event takes place in the great outdoors of Brecksville Reservation. Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., you can enjoy the lively strains of folk music, dip your own candle, play with pioneer toys, and see how tin figurines are made. You’ll hear the hammer of the blacksmith, the danceable beat of the Mud in Yer Eye band, and the gunfire of the Brigade of the American Revolution. Bring the whole family to smell the wood smoke, taste the fresh-pressed cider, marvel at the magician, and children can make a pot of posies to take home. In addition, pony rides, food and souvenirs will be available for sale. History was never so much fun! Plenty of free parking & free shuttle rides are available.

 

LAKE COUNTY

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WOOL JAMBOREE & ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW
Dates: September 23-24, 2017
Times: 9 am – 5 pm
Location:  Lake Metroparks Farmpark
8800 Euclid Chardon Rd. (Rt6), Kirtland, OH 44094
www.lakemetroparks.com

Lake Metroparks Farmpark continues a tradition of celebrating the harvest season with the Wool Jamboree & Antique Tractor Show!

Sheep were shorn of their winter coats in the spring to obtain wool. This lustrous fiber is used to make many wonderful products from clothing to blankets. Learn how to spin and weave and make felt. Watch our border collie herd sheep and meet fiber-producing sheep.

Tractors have been used throughout the years for use in the harvest. See and hear antique tractors as the tractors parade through the park and talk with their owners about the restoration process.

LORAIN COUNTY


 

OLD WEST PUMPKIN FEST oldwestlgx500
Dates: September 23-October 29, 2017
Times: 12 noon – 5pm
Location: Rockin’-R-Ranch
19066 East River Rd. (SR 252) Columbia Station
10 Minutes from Strongsville Mall
www.clevelandhayride.com

Rockin R Ranch’s Old West Pumpkin Fest-

More than just pumpkins, Fall fun for everyone. All day long unlimited activities for one low price. Unlimited hayrides, pony rides, live costume character show, NEW 3-D house & more.

There’s so many fun things to do at the Old West Pumpkin Fest this Fall season. With one low general admission price you can ride ponies all day, take as many hayrides down the pumpkin patch hayride trail to the pumpkin patch, Play on the Caterpillar Crawl, Paint your pumpkins, get your face painted, explore the Old West Town, jump on the Straw Mountain, check out our NEW 3-D House, Slide down the Large Pumpkin Slide, Pet the animals, picture spots and places to explore, NEW “Milk the Cow” Animatronic and much more. Spend the whole day making memories at Rockin’-R Ranch Old West Pumpkin Fest. The best part of the day is the Live Kids Stage Show. Featuring Special Costume characters your child would know and love. Visit the Rockin R Ranch for fall family fun and pumpkins.  We also have food concessions, pumpkins, produce, gem mining, NEW Duck Pond, and souvenirs available.

45th WOOLLY BEAR FESTIVAL
Date:  September 24, 2017
Location:  Downtown Vermilion
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“The Woollybear Festival is the largest one day festival in the state of Ohio. Fox 8 Meteorologist Dick Goddard hosts the fun-filled events when the 45th Annual Woollybear Parade & Festival takes over Vermilion, Ohio on Sunday, September 24, 2017.”

MAHONING COUNTY

FALL CELEBRATION AT WHITE HOUSE FRUIT FARM
Dates: September 9-October 29 (Saturdays and Sundays)
Location: White House Fruit Farm, 9249 Youngstown-Salem Rd., Canfield, OH
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Enjoy horse drawn wagon rides, a petting zoo, the Pumpkin Pavilion and Gift Market, Lutz Greenhouse’s gifts and mums, “Portraits by the Lake”, food vendors, kettle corn, and caramel apples. Fresh apples, apple cider, specialty foods, and fudge inside the market, and a Donut Express porch. *Pumpkin Pavilion and Gift Market is open during the market’s regular hours of operation.

 

MEDINA COUNTY

maplside_apples43RD ANNUAL JOHNNY APPLESEED FESTIVAL
Dates: September 23-24, 2017
Times: Saturday 10am to 7pm, Sunday 10am to 6pm
Location: Mapleside Farms, 294 Pearl Road, Brunswick, OH 44212
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The 44th Annual “Johnny Appleseed Festival” opens with a celebration of Johnny Appleseed’s 242nd birthday. Come and enjoy two days of entertainment on different stages, handmade crafts, paired with mouth-watering food including our signature Apple Butter Barbecue Ribs. And remember, Pumpkin Village will be open for you 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! Over 20,000 visitors came out last year for our Johnny Appleseed Festival, so get ready for one BIG weekend! Admission: Adults $12, 55 and older $6, children 2 and under are free.




OTTAWA COUNTY

mainstreetportMAINSTREET PORT CLINTON HOMECOMING FESTIVAL
Dates: September 22-24, 2017
Location: Mainstreet, Port Clinton
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The second annual Main Street Port Clinton Homecoming Festival will be held on September 22nd through September 24th at picturesque Waterworks Park on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie in Port Clinton. An array of free live concerts, educational programs and activities, Touch A Truck, Merchandise Vendors, Live Cannon Demonstrations, Kid’s Activity Area, and much more! Help make this event one of Ohio’s premier outdoor weekend celebrations.

RICHLAND COUNTY

41st ANNUAL OHIO HERITAGE DAYS FESTIVAL AND IN THE SPIRIT OF FRIENDS ANTIQUE AND PRIMITIVE SHOW
Dates: September 23-24, 2017 (Barn dance – September 23, 2017 | 7pm-10pm)
Times: 10 am to 4 pm
Admission: FREE
Location: Malabar Farm – Ohio State Park
4050 Bromfield Road, Lucas, OH
malabarfarm.org
Crafts, Primitives, Antiques, antique tractors, horses, food, live music, Civil War & 18th Century Living History Camp, Archeological displays (Sunday only).  Bringing cash is suggested as some vendors may/may not accept credit cards or checks.

STARK COUNTY

gervasiharvestlgFESTA GERVASI! 5TH ANNUAL GRAPE HARVEST FESTIVAL
Date: September 24, 2017
Time: 12pm-5pm
Location: Gervasi Vineyard
1700 55th Street NE, Canton, Ohio 44721, 330-497-1000
www.gervasivineyard.com
A variety of family friendly events are planned as well including: grape stomping at The Crush House, caricatures, yarn bombing (interactive art project), face painting, “grape harvest” relay race for kids, and more!

YANKEE PEDDLER FESTIVAL
Dates: September 23-24, 2017
Times: 10:30am – 6:00pm
Location: Clay’s Park Resort, Canal Fulton, OH
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Step back in time 200 years and visit pioneer America. Master artists and crafters assemble rustic shops along streams and amid lovely wooded dales. Sample food from colonial days, cooked over open fires. Seventy-five acres of entertainment for the whole family.




SUMMIT COUNTY

BARBERTON MUM FEST
Dates: September 23-24, 2017
Times: 10am – 6pm
Place: Lake Anna Park, Barberton, OH
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The dazzling floral display will provide a brilliant backdrop for a weekend filled with FREE family entertainment, arts and crafts, gardening tips, and fabulous foods.

MUM FEST 2017 will include water ski shows, canoe races on Lake Anna, roving entertainers, unique food vendors, ice carving, sand sculpting, and children’s activities.

Admission to the Mum Fest is FREE. The chrysanthemums are donated by Aris Horticulture, Inc., located in Barberton, Ohio. Aris Horticulture is a leading grower of high quality ornamental plant products. The mums are featured in colorful collage displays. In addition to the mum gardens, are garden mum hanging baskets and a floral arch of garden mums.

WAYNE COUNTY

baumann2014APPLE FESTIVAL DAYS
Dates: September 23, 30 and October 7, 2017
Time: 8AM-5PM
Place: Bauman Orchards, 161 Rittman Ave., Rittman, OH 44270
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Live music, pony rides, hay maze, petting zoo, 50 cent hayrides, hot dogs, apple cider, homemade carmel apples, donuts and kettle corn.  U-Pick apples.

Hometown Heroes Weekend
Date: September 23, 2017
Time: 1pm-4pm
Place: Ramseyer Farm, 3488 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691
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Come get up close to fire trucks, ambulances, patrol cars, and a helicopter between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm this weekend (Activities are open 11-7 on Saturday and 1-6 on Sunday). Meet the men and women who serve in nearby communities. All first responders and active or retired military personnel receive FREE admission to the farm with valid ID, along with another FREE admission ticket for a family member or friend. (Admission not necessary to visit the service vehicles)

 

WINERY TOURS

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NORTHCOAST GRAPEVINE TOURS 

It is finally here – harvest time at the wineries!! It also happens to be the best time of the year for a winery tour! The grapes are ripe on the vine and ready to be picked, others are being pressed filling the air with their wonderful aroma. What better way to spend an Autumn day touring Ohio’s scenic countryside, drinking wine, while overlooking vineyards that have a beautiful backdrop of red, yellow and orange colors!! You even have your own tour guide to do the driving for you!

Contact Northcoast Grapevine Tours to reserve your seats soon, as dates are filling up. Call 440-282-6598 or email us at info@northcoastgrapevinetours.com

 

For more even more events happening around Northern Ohio visit NorthernOhioTourism.com.

 

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