It’s unofficially my FAVORITE season (sorry for being basic). I adore fall and last year, Jeffrey and I fall fested all over the place, so I thought I’d share some of our collective wisdom on the places that are fun, festive, and fritterlicious. Hopefully this gives you some fun options for fall festivities!
Dates: September 17-October 30
Location: Patterson Fruit Farm, 8765 Mulberry Road in Chesterland
What: Hay stacks, tractors, corn maze, wagon ride, and all manner of apple goodness
Pro tip: Go on a weekday if you can. Weekends reach 10+ level of craziness.
Admission: $5 weekdays, $8 weekends for all over 2 years of age
Dates: September 10-October 30
Location: Maize Valley Winery, 6193 Edison Street NE in Hartville
What: Wagon rides, a pumpkin cannon, corn maze, animal train ride, various animal races, plus a winery
Pro tip: Do your winery tasting before heading out to the corn maze for a real challenge!
Admission: $10 for all over 2 years of age
Date: Sunday, September 25, 11am-7pm
Location: West 25th Street between Lorain Avenue and Bridge Avenue
What: Arts programming, the Ohio City Farm Stand and tours, live music, a Kids Zone, food and merchandise vendors, yoga, giant board games
Pro tip: Go to this. That is all.
Date: Sunday, October 9, 10am-5pm
Location: Hiram House Camp, 33775 Hiram Trail in Chagrin Falls
What: Bounce house, hay maze, pony rides, food, crafts, Euclid Beach Rocket Car
Pro tip: You have to park at Orange High School. And the festival is spread over a massive area, so wear your walking shoes.
Admission: $5 for all over 12 years of age
Date: Saturday and Sundays through October 30 from 11am-7pm
Location: Cedar Point, 1 Cedar Point Drive in Sandusky
What: Trick or treating in the kids area, fun house, foam pit, Peanuts characters, live shows
Pro tip: This is worth the drive. It lets the kids have one last taste of an amusement park mixed with fall fun.
Admission: Cost varies based on age/height
Those were some of our favorites from last year, but I also have the Mapleside Farms fall festivals on my radar. Which fall festivals are your favorite? No matter where you celebrate, get out and enjoy the lovely weather and pumpkin and apple goodness of the season!