Get out and explore Ohio this weekend. So many great fall events are happening. Below is just a sample of some of those events.
FALL FOLIAGE DRIVE-IT -YOURSELF TOUR
Dates: thru October 23, 2016
To view tour map click here.
Experience the beauty of Mohican Country during a drive-it-yourself tour through the Mohican State Park. Take a hike on the trails, enjoy many historical sites and visit the local shops in the Mohican area.
For more fun things to do in Mohican Country visit the Discover Mohican.
Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival
Dates: October 21-23, 2016
Times: Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Place: Historic Roscoe Village
Whitewoman Street, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Admission – $5 ( includes entrance into the Living History buildings) parking free
A great fall festival with good food, great craft vendors, fun entertainment and apple butter cooking over an open fire. A wonderful family event!
BOO AT THE ZOO
Date: October 20-23, 2016|October 27-30, 2016
Location: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Rain Forest
3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109
Designed for a younger audience, Boo offers eight nights of scare-free fun. Boo at the Zoo, presented by Giant Eagle, is a neighborhood of safe Halloween entertainment, with a spooky delight on every corner including animals on exhibit each evening. Happy haunts include: treats for children, magic shows, costumed characters, spooky train ride and Monster Mash Dance Party.
SCENE Maize: Autumn at the Flats
Dates: Oct 21 – 23, 2016
Times: Friday 4-10 PM • Saturday Noon-10 PM • Sunday Noon-6 PM
Place: Flats East Bank, Old River Road & W. 10th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Presented by SCENE Magazine, MAIZE: Autumn at the Flats, will bring the feeling, joy and activities of fall to Cleveland. This three-day celebration will include fall food favorites from LAGO EAST BANK, Bold Food & Drink, The Big Bang Cleveland, Coastal Taco and Alley Cat Oyster Bar, seasonal beers and cocktails, activities including a pumpkin decorating, t-shirt tie dying, live music, sports on the big screen, seasonal beers and cocktails, video gaming patio and much more. Flats East Bank will be transformed into autumn. Benefiting: Iris S. & Bert L. Wolstein’s Kids Kicking Cancer
Spooktacular Science Weekend
Dates: October 22-23, 2016
Time: 10am – 5pm
Place: Great Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, Ohio
Checmical Concoctions Show, Pumpkin Explosion, Mad Science Lab, Zombie Operation Challenge, Electric Pickle Cart, and more. All activities, with the exception of the sheep brain dissection workshop, are included in general admission.
Ansel’s Cave: History Written in Rock Hike
Saturday, October 22, 1-3:30 PM
The West Woods, Turkey Ridge Shelter
Geauga County Park District
Hike 2 miles with a naturalist to historic Ansel’s Cave to discover and document aged signatures etched on the walls of the rock face – a rare opportunity to go into this restricted area! Registration required.
Night Sky Viewing
Saturday, October 22, 7-11 PM
Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center
Geauga County Park District
Take in the wonders of the night sky using park telescopes! Planetarium program if weather won’t allow night sky viewing. Partially wheelchair/stroller accessible.
Geauga Park District
Toll Free (800) 536-4006
Dates: October 22, 2016
Place: Downtown Willoughby
Will-O-Boo, Kids dress up in your best costume and come to Downtown Willoughby for some spooky fun! Participating shops and restaurants will pass out candy to trick-or-treaters. Play special themed games at Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library. Saturday, October 22 from 1:00-3:00 pm.
For more fun things to do in Lake County visit the Lake County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
OLD WEST PUMPKIN FEST
Dates: September 24-October 30, 2016
Times: 12 noon – 5pm
19066 East River Rd. (SR 252) Columbia Station
10 Minutes from Strongsville Mall
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.
Dates: October 22 & 23
Times: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days
Place: The Toledo Zoo
2 Hippo Way, Toledo OH 43614
Kids of all ages love trick-or-treating through the Zoo, plus fun games, entertainment and so much more.
Mill Creek MetroParks
Family Halloween Bash at the Old Mill
Date: October 22, 2016
Time: 3:30 – 6 pm
Place: Lanterman’s Mill, Mill Creek Metroparks
Admission: Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by 10/19, $3 R, $5 NR. Late registration and walk-ins (limited space) $5 R, $7 NR
Dress in your Halloween finest for a family friendly Halloween party! Music, dancing, games, snacks, costume competition, and more. Adults must be accompanied by a child!
The Halloween Show – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Dates: October 22, & 29
Place: Ward Beecher Planetarium
Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown | 330-941-1370
All the teachers are sick so it’s up to Holly, a student witch, to go to the annual Halloween Conference. What if she gets lost? No problem. A friend, Jack O’Lantern, shows Holly how to use the stars to find her way around the night sky. The two explore a few Halloween superstitions and Holly learns how to say “Happy Halloween” in cat, bat and goblin. The history and traditions of Halloween are presented in a fun, non-scary style, making this show ideal for all ages.
FALL CELEBRATION AT WHITE HOUSE FRUIT FARM
Dates: October 1 – 30 (Saturdays and Sundays)
Place: White House Fruit Farm, 9249 Youngstown-Salem Rd., Canfield, OH
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.
For more fun things to do in Mahoning County visit the Mahoning County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
WILD WEST WEEKEND
Dates: October 22-23, 2016
Times: Saturday 10am to 7pm | Sunday 10am to 6pm
Place: Mapleside Farms, 294 Pearl Road, Brunswick, OH 44212
Step back in time with us as we explore the old frontier days when you loaded the kids into a covered wagon for a trip to the village… …Pumpkin Village that is! Anyone who has ever wished to be a Cowboy or Cowgirl is encouraged to wear their full cow-riding getup. Hats are a must, but boot spurs are optional. Join us for this wildly exciting adventure at Mapleside Farms Wild, Wild West Weekend!
For more fun things to do in Medina County visit the Medina County Convention and Visitor Bureau.
TEDDY BEAR CONCERT: THE SCIENCE OF SOUND
Date: October 23, 2016
Place: Renaissance Performing Arts
138 Park Ave W, Mansfield, OH | 419.522.2726
Perfect for young children, our Teddy Bear concerts allow children to experience and learn about music, theatre, and art in a relaxed and sensory-friendly environment. This Teddy Bear concert will be presented in partnership with Little Buckeye Children’s Museum.
BOO AT THE ZOO
Dates: October 22-23, 29-30, 2016
Place: Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron
Admission: Tickets for Boo at the Akron Zoo are $12 for trick-or-treaters and $9 for observers. Akron Zoo member observers are $2.
The event includes 12 themed treat stations kids can trick-or-treat at, including a new treat station. This safe and non-scary event allows visitors to enjoy festive decorations and light displays throughout the zoo, while visiting the animals. The zoo is only open for Boo at the Zoo on the days of the event.
Favorite themed trick-or-treating stations returning include the witches, construction, enchanted forest, trains and more. New this year is a holiday themed station, highlighting the zoo bringing back their holiday lighting event, Wild Lights, for the holidays. Visitors will be able to enjoy all the zoo’s animals and experiences like the carousel, train and more.
RAMSEYER FALL FESTIVAL
Dates: October 15-16, 2016
Times: Sat 11 AM-7 PM, Sun 1-6 PM
Place: Ramseyer Farms, 4000 Ramseyer Lane, Wooster, OH 44691
Visit Ramseyer Farm’s two giant corn mazes, farm animals, scenic hayrides, pedal cart track, Corn Crib Chute, and thousands of pumpkins!
For more fun things to do in Wayne County visit the
Wayne County Convention and Visitors Bureau website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more even more events happening around Northern Ohio visit NorthernOhioTourism.com.