Fall Ohio Festivals in 2019

Find an Ohio fall festival to attend in 2019. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2019 has things to do across Ohio including activities in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati and more. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.

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2019 Festivals

Miami County Fair - Troy, OH - Aug 9 to Aug 15, 2019
Filled with fun and activities for the entire family.

Germanfest Picnic - Dayton, OH - Aug 9 to Aug 11, 2019
There are a few festivals that celebrate German traditions around the city, but this fest dives deeper, to give a glimpse of the German heritage that has given Dayton some of its cultural identity all while enjoying an import beer and a schnitzel. Since 1983.

Sommer Oktoberfest - Olmsted Falls, OH - Aug 16 to Aug 18, 2019
Live entertainment including brass bands, folk dancing, German food, pastries and beverages

WCOL Country Jam - Thornville, OH - Aug 16 to Aug 17, 2019
Ohio’s largest country music event, 92.3 WCOL’s Country Jam and Campout, is back and bigger than ever and will feature a superstar lineup of musical acts.

Matsuricon - Columbus, OH - Aug 16 to Aug 18, 2019
Matsuricon is an annual Japanese pop-culture event that focuses primarily on Japanese animation (known as “anime”), manga (Japanese graphic novels), and video games. They also showcase both American and Japanese popular culture, due to the natural overlap of fandom from both genres. Family friendly event with some 18+ events

Loudonville Fair - Cleveland, OH - Aug 17, 2019
A big fair in a small town. Old-fashioned, family-oriented event. Includes five days of free admission, free entertainment, free exhibits, and more.

Snake River Brewing Oktoberfest - Mansfield, OH - Aug 17, 2019
25th annual – grab your dirndl and lederhosen for this Oktoberfest in the Grand Tetons-adjacent town of Jackson. They’ll be serving German food, liters and half liter steins, and hosting live German music. We’ve visited this brewery and if their party is as good as their food and their beer, this is not one you want to miss!

Strutt Your Mutt Canine Festival and Happy Tails Parade - Ontario, OH - Aug 17, 2019
Support the Humane Society of Richland County while having some fun with your pup! Product and food vendors, activities for dogs and children, the Happy Tails parade and more

BaconFest - Dayton, OH - Aug 17, 2019
Under the hot summer sun, savor the flavor of breakfast’s favorite side item. The event commemorating pork’s best side is back with more food and dishes that will make you want to kick off the front door. Whether you’re in the crispy bacon or chewy bacon camp, you’ll love this summer festival.

Springfield Rotary Food Truck Competition - Springfield, OH - Aug 17, 2019
Back for its sixth year in a row, the Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition will bring together 35 food trucks and thousands of foodies. Come out and indulge in the food trucks’ authentic and gourmet signature dishes while enjoying live entertainment and a beer garden (21+). Admission is free! And remember, all proceeds go to charity, so don’t hold back on trying multiple food trucks

Great American Beer Tasting - Dayton, OH - Aug 17, 2019
This year’s event features over 100 beers and is taking place from 2 PM to 6 PM at Fifth Third Park.

Bacon Fest - Dayton, OH - Aug 17, 2019
Under the hot summer sun, savor the flavor of breakfast’s favorite side item. The event commemorating pork’s best side is back with more food and dishes that will make you want to kick off the front door. Whether you’re in the crispy bacon or chewy bacon camp, you’ll love this summer festival. Baconlicous delights at last years Bacon Fest included bacon funnel cakes, bacon tacos, candied bacon and bacon wrapped chicken wings.

Dayton African American Cultural Festival - Dayton, OH - Aug 17 to Aug 18, 2019
Family event, bringing the richness of the African American experience to the Dayton through culture, education and music, held at Island Metro Park and Courthouse Square

Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival - Fairborn, OH - Aug 17 to Aug 18, 2019
There will be approximately 180 handmade arts and crafts booths, food vendors and much more

Festival of Nations - Troy, OH - Aug 17, 2019
Free and is open to the public – celebrating nations and cultures from around the world through interactive booths/displays, food, dance, music, story-telling and arts and crafts.

Germania Society Oktoberfest - Cincinnati, OH - Aug 23 to Aug 25, 2019
Food options will include rotisserie grilled chicken, schwenkbraten, sauerkraut balls, schnitzel, brats giant pretzels, Black Forest Cake and more. They will have 60 German and domestic beers on tap including Warsteiner. German wine, schnapps and Jagermiester also available. Grand Raffle featured prize is a tour of Germany for two (or $5000 in cash). Location: Germania Park, 3529 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45251

Clifton Gorge Music and Arts Festival - Dayton, OH - Aug 23 to Aug 24, 2019
Enjoy musical performances, great shopping and fabulous festival food. Also tour the beautiful Clifton Opera House, built in 1893. Located at North and Clay Street, Clifton.

Donut Jam - Troy, OH - Aug 23, 2019
Come to downtown Troy for the sweetest weekend in Ohio! The Donut Jam offers a weekend of music, drinks, and fun you do not want to miss

Lebanese Festival - Dayton, OH - Aug 23 to Aug 24, 2019
Lebanese Food, Middle Eastern dancing, entertainment, cultural displays, craft booths, amusement rides and more

Piedmont Harvest Festival - Cleveland, OH - Aug 24 to Aug 25, 2019
Carnival, farmer’s market, contests, art exhibit, jazz show, games, cake-walk, face painting, food trucks and fun for the family.

Heart of the City Cruise In - Mansfield, OH - Aug 24, 2019
Car show with door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, kids activities, live entertainment, food trucks, vendors and more

AleFest Dayton - Dayton, OH - Aug 24, 2019
Ohio’s longest running craft beer festival featuring over 130 breweries – including all 20 from the Miami Valley. Rain or shine. 21+ event

Enon Car Show and Food Trucks - Enon, OH - Aug 25, 2019
Car Show & Food Trucks at Settler’s Park in the Village of Enon

Sweet Corn Fest - Millersport, OH - Aug 28 to Aug 31, 2019
Enjoy hot buttered sweet corn, midway, tractor pulls, square dancing, contests, 5K run, country crafts, parade. Proceeds benefit 75 non-profit charitable organizations. Located 25 miles east of Columbus.

Van Wert County Fair - Van Wert, OH - Aug 28 to Sep 2, 2019
Livestock, music, food, grandstand events and more

River Days - Portsmouth, OH - Aug 29 to Sep 2, 2019
Runs from the Thursday before Labor Day through Labor Day. Entertainment on the riverfront stage, arts and crafts, pageant, midway rides and plenty of festival food. Fireworks on Sunday evening. Antique and Collector Car Show on Monday.

The Taste Festival - Dayton, OH - Aug 29, 2019
Offers food samplings from over 30 restaurants

Fulton County Fair - Wauseon, OH - Aug 30 to Sep 5, 2019
A fair at the Top of Ohio with attendance exceeding 250K. Food (including over 33,000 milkshakes sold last year!), concerts, rides and more!

Columbus Greek Festival - Columbus, OH - Aug 30 to Sep 2, 2019
Live Greek for a weekend and enjoy shopping, food, drink, dancing, music and culture. Adult admission is $5 and is good for the entire weekend. Held at The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

Liberty Home Association Oktoberfest - Hamilton, OH - Aug 30 to Sep 1, 2019
Admission is $3 with children under 14 free. Homemade German food available including bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato salad, pretzels, German desserts and more. Beer includes options from Paulaner and Anheuser-Busch. Live bands, rides and games for the whole family.

Cleveland Oktoberfest - Cleveland, OH - Aug 30 to Sep 2, 2019
This Cleveland Oktoberfest happens annually over Labor Day weekend for 10+ years. Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr beer will be served in addition to several other beers in the International Beer Garden Free parking with the option for paid VIP parking. Celebrity keg tapping. Oktoberfest Microbrew Competition and wiener dog races. Glockenspiel routines on the hour. The finals of the Miss Oktoberfest contest and the masskrugstemmen (one arm stein holding) contest. 5K Beer Run. Vendors in the Bavarian Shopping Village will offer for sale beer steins, German merchandise and other items. Children’s activity area includes inflatables, hay rides, arts & crafts, sand castle building, gingerbread house classes and The Frisch Marionette Company (a puppet show that has been featured in People Magazine and on Showtime). Admission to the festival is $10 per person with children under 12 receiving free admission. Location: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds

Alter Fest - Kettering, OH - Aug 30 to Sep 1, 2019
One of South Dayton’s premier events hosted over the Labor Day weekend! Live entertainment all weekend, plus great food, lots of family fun with games, entertainment, rides and activities for all ages – this is a festive gathering for family and friends

Milan Melon Festival - Milan, OH - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2019
Annual event for 55+ years. Parade, Melon Festival Queen and beautiful baby contests, road race, food and craft vendors, and other entertainment.

A Very Arizona Oktoberfest - Cleveland, OH - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2019
Enjoy Arizona brewed German-stule craft beers, German cuisine from Haus of Brats, food trucks and desserts, bounce castle, live music, stein hoisting contest, face painting, and more. Free admission.

Parisian Soiree: Champagne Gala - Canal Winchester, OH - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2019
Champagne and a musical performance with a connection to all things Parisian

Ohio Renaissance Festival - Waynesville, OH - Aug 31 to Oct 27, 2019
Where else can you make a weekend trip to the 16th Century? Open on weekends only.

German Fest at Westside Lilo’s Cafe - Parma, OH - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2019
They’ll be serving brats, leberkase and pretzels, as well as Oktoberfest Bier from Hofbrau Munchen! They are along Scenic Route 66 (I-40) so make a day of it.

Tippapalooza - Tipp City, OH - Aug 31, 2019
Tippapalooza is an annual music festival celebrating local music and benefiting charities in and around Tipp City

Holiday at Home - Dayton, OH - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2019
Holiday at Home has grown from a small, neighborhood event in 1959 into one of Ohio’s largest weekend events. Packed with exciting, fun, safe, family-oriented activities designed to encourage people to stay at home and enjoy their family and friends over Labor Day weekend, Holiday at Home is a great way for the family to enjoy the ending of the summer activities together. Free parking and admission, free entertainment and free children’s activities!

Miamisburg River Blast - Miamisburg, OH - Aug 31, 2019
Enjoy an evening of fun for the whole family with kids’ activities, live music, food trucks, and fireworks.

Tippapalooza - Tipp City, OH - Aug 31, 2019
Tippapalooza is an annual music festival celebrating local music and benefiting charities in and around Tipp City, Ohio

Highway 60 Yard Sale - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 1, 2019
An annual 200-mile garage sale throughout Kentucky, with lots of unique finds. Vendors are opening between sun-up and sundown.

Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival - Upper Arlington, OH - Sep 2, 2019
A day full of art, music, food and activities in Northam Park. Upper Arlington’s signature event since 1966.

Harvest Home Fair - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 5 to Sep 8, 2019
The Biggest Little Fair in Ohio, dating back to the 1860s, is attended by an estimated 40,000 annually. It has been run by the Kinwanis Club of Cheviot since 1939. Parade, livestock exhibits, art show, flower show, commercial booths, live entertainment, and more

Popcorn Festival - Marion, OH - Sep 5 to Sep 7, 2019
Attracts crowds in excess of 250,000. Parade, rides, cornhole tournament, fine arts show and entertainment.

Cleveland Pinball and Arcade Show - Independence, OH - Sep 5 to Sep 8, 2019
5th annual event is now four days of pinball, arcade games, toys and more set on free play.

CVMAC Oktoberfest - Bowling Green, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
Hosted by the Copper Village Museum and Art Center, this events features crafts, a farmers market, and a German style lunch

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival - Marietta, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
Annual event for 40+ years will be held at the Ohio River Levee on the corner of Front and Greene Streets. Pageant, fireworks, live music and riverboats, of course. Events are free.

Honeyfest - Lithopolis, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 7, 2019
Show off your best honey recipe, get a bee beard and learn more about beekeeping. Enjoy a mead competition, pageant, honey bake-off, foods made with honey, honey extraction demonstraions and more. Free parking and shuttle, plus free admission.

Vandalia Sister Cities Oktoberfest - Vandalia, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 7, 2019
Am Oktoberfest with arts & crafts, food and live music, and more fun at Vandalia Sports Complex, 1101 Stonequarry Road, Vandalia, OH

German Family Society Oktoberfest - Akron, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
Live entertainment during the three day festival. Location: 3871 Ranfield Rd, Kent, OH

Columbus Oktoberfest - Columbus, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
Hosted under the historic pavilions of the Ohio Expo Center. Friday night Brat Trot and keg tapping. Contests include stein hoisting and Bavarian yodeling. Food, beer, live music and dancers. Kids Kinderplatz features family friendly activities for your children. Location: 717 E 17th Ave Columbus, OH 43211

Springboro Oktoberfest - Springboro, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 7, 2019
It will be open on Friday evening from 6 PM to midnight, and Saturday from 11am to midnight. Lots of live music, German food, and Paulaner beer. Admission is $3 with children 12 and under free. A portion of all proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project, Springboro Community Assistance Center, and the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati. Location: 5 West Mill St., Springboro, OH.

Medieval Festival - Mantua, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
Join the fun at Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park. Enjoy medieval music, dance, magic, jugglers, food and craft vendors plus a thrilling joust and plenty of costumed participants. Free admission.

Italian Fall Festa - Kettering, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
A weekend of Italian food, music and fun on the weekend after Labor Day.

Egyptian Festival - Miamisburg, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
Enjoy the exquisite flavors of Egypt as you sample such items as stuffed grape leaves or grilled shish kabob and Baklava …and continue by shopping for Egyptian jewelry, arts & crafts. Bring your kids to enjoy the carnival games and face painting and make sure not to leave before going on a church tour where you can learn about the rich history of the Coptic Orthodox Church

Clinton County Corn Festival - Wilmington, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
The festival features antique farm machinery, a parade, games, all types of food made from corn, a quilt show, musical entertainment, antiques and crafts and the Corn Olympics!

Dayton Greek Festival - Dayton, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
A Greek tradition for both the young and old, this festival brings together people of all backgrounds to celebrate all things Greek: the food and pastries, unique Boutique items, cooking demonstrations, imported beer and wine, craft beer, live music, dance performances, and tours of our beautiful church. Be Greek for the day. OPA

Greek American Festival - Toledo, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
Enjoy authentic Greek food, pastries & dancing.  Browse the Greek boutique, culture, language & religious education booths, and tour the beautiful Byzantine Cathedral.  Plus attend their free Greek language & culture presentations, and Greek cooking demonstrations.

Mary Breckinridge Festival - North Ridgeville, OH - Sep 7, 2019
Food, vendors, crafts and more!

Wayne County Fair - Wooster, OH - Sep 7 to Sep 12, 2019
Ohio’s foremost agricultural fair with live music/entertainment, rides and food including Ribfest.

Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival - Lorain, OH - Sep 7, 2019

Oktoberfest in Campbell - Beavercreek, OH - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
This two-day Bavarian-themed event in historic downtown Campbell showcases authentic, mouthwatering German foods including Bratwurst and other sausages, sauerkraut, pretzels and German potato salad, a variety of beers and ales, over 100 fine artisans from all over the country and an impressive line-up of live music and entertainment. The Biersch Garden is an open-air tent with family-style seating offering a shaded place to eat, drink, and listen to live German music. Wine Central offers premium wine tasting from local wineries, and the KidsZone is designed for kids of all ages to enjoy music, rides, a fire truck, inflatables, and more make this a peak attraction

IndiaFest - Beavercreek, OH - Sep 7, 2019
IndiaFest offers variety of Indian food in a festival type setting along with Indian music & live entertainment. Kids inflatables, henna tattoo, Indian clothing, jewelry & more

Beavercreek Popcorn Festival - Beavercreek, OH - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
Over 300 booths with festival foods, tantalizing treats, special services, creative crafts, and sensational specialties made with Popcorn.

Bellville Street Fair - Bellville, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 14, 2019
Exhibits, shows, rides, free entertainment. Pageant, livestock shows, horse show, truck & tractor pull, and more fun for the whole family, in a festival running for over 165 years!

Guitar Fest - Centerville, OH - Sep 8, 2019
Guitar Fest features professional guitarists from the southwest Ohio region performing many guitar styles, including jazz, blues, folk, classical, and popular

Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival - Cleveland, OH - Sep 12 to Sep 20, 2019
It showcases regional, national and international urban culture as well as providing a platform for talented minority independent filmmakers, screenwriters and actors of greater Cleveland.

Mohican Bluegrass Festival - Glenmont, OH - Sep 12 to Sep 14, 2019
A family friendly outdoor music festival along the Mohican river, with bluegrass music, food vendors, craft vendors, kid’s recreation activities, plus camping on-site!

Ohio Pawpaw Festival - Albany, OH - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
The pawpaw is North America’s largest native tree fruit. It has a creamy texture and tropical flavor. This year’s celebration features Pawpaw music, food, contests, art, history, education, sustainable living practices plus fun for the kids!

Salt Creek Valley Festival - Richmondale, OH - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
Live music, baby contest, children’s activities, auction, puppet show, talent show, marching band concert, and more. Since 1996.

Wiederkehr Village Weinfest - Westlake, OH - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
Wiederhehr Village & Wine Cellars plays host to this event, with tours of the cellars, wine tastins, open tram or horse drawn carriage rides through the vineyards, horseback riding arts & crafts plus grape stopm and other events!

MidoriCon - Mt Sterling, OH - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
A green event celebrating anime and all things geek, held at Deer Creek State Park. MidoriCon’s mission is to inspire attendees to recognize the heroism inside themselves.

Xenia Community Fest - Xenia, OH - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
Booths with crafts, non-profits, children activities, rides, and live music before and after the Hot Air Balloon Glow

Oktoberfest Wichita - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 14, 2019
It is a community event sponsored by The Church of the Blessed Sacrament Men’s Club. It is an outdoor event taking place on Quentin Street. Enjoy beer, bratwurst and music while in the beer garden. Children can enjoy the inflatables, rides and games. Musical lineup features multiple bands. Rosstoberfest 5K kicks off the event and there is also a one mile fun run. Bid in the silent auction or live auction to win fun prizes.

Oktoberfest at NOMA Square - Kirkland, OH - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2019
NOMA Square will be transformed into a Bavarian Biergarten during a free community celebration. Includes German food such as grilled bratwurst, pretzels with beer cheese & mustard, Sauerbraten and more! Beers including Paulaner’s Munich Lager, Hefe-Weizen, or Oktoberfest. Games and contests including cornhole, Jenga, the chicken dance, and stein holding competition. Festival-goers will also get to compete in a Bratwurst-eating contest for some great prizes. Live entertainment every night.

Delaware County Fair - Delaware, OH - Sep 14 to Sep 21, 2019
The Delaware County Agricultural Society held its first exhibition and show in 1834

Old Hilliardfest - Hilliard, OH - Sep 14, 2019
An art and street fair with food, music, rides and car show.

Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 14, 2019
CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with different route options. From breakfast to the cycle post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, ride marshals to cheer you along the way and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.

Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – Cleveland/Akron - Akron, OH - Sep 14, 2019
CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with different route options from 15 to 65 miles. From breakfast to the cycle post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, ride marshals to cheer you along the way and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.

Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – Minnesota - Minnetrista, OH - Sep 14, 2019
CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with different route options. From breakfast to the cycle post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, ride marshals to cheer you along the way and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.

Ladyfest Dayton - Dayton, OH - Sep 14, 2019
Featuring musical acts, visual artists, dance, theatre, poetry, comedy and more. While the festival itself is a celebration of women in the arts, we hope to provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone, regardless of gender identity

Dayton Duck Regatta - Dayton, OH - Sep 14, 2019
The Rubber Duck Regatta is an annual fundraiser for United Rehabilitation Services, which serves the needs of children and adults with disabilities in the Miami Valley. Head to at RiverScape Metro Park and watch as 20,000 rubber ducks are dropped by crane for a race to the finish for great prize. Buy your ducks for $5 each!

Middletown Arts Festival - Middletown, OH - Sep 14, 2019
Free arts festival featuring local artists, musicians, and dancers for a day filled with art and culture in Middlertown. Taking place from Donham Plaza to Governor’s Square, the Middletown Arts Festival will be two full blocks of music, art, dancing, a wine garden, vendors, and much more.

Huber Heights Marigold Festival - Huber Heights, OH - Sep 14, 2019
A full day of live music, food trucks, kids zone, vendors and more.

Marmion Oktoberfest - Deerfield Township, OH - Sep 15, 2019
Marmion’s annual Oktoberfest Celebration will take place on Marmion’s campus, just outside the Battaglia Center at 1000 Butterfield Road in Aurora. They anticipate 400 guests, some dressed in lederhosen, to enjoy Bavarian food, authentic beer and an illuminated silent auction, where competition is friendly but plentiful for dozens of prices that include trips, unique experiences and food and beverage packages! Those in attendance will also enjoy a live and energetic performance of the Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos team who thrive on engaging with the crowd

Dayton Artfest - Beavercreek, OH - Sep 15, 2019
A creative festival with local artists of all genres, performers, and your favorite Miami Valley food trucks. Visitors will have the opportunity to help create ‘hands on’ art installation projects, eat delicious food, shop for beautiful handmade items, and enjoy stage and strolling performances by talented local musicians and artists.

Jackson Apple Festival - Jackson, OH - Sep 17 to Sep 21, 2019
Parades, pageant, apple butter making, bobbing for apples, crafts, competitions, and more at this long-running local festival.

Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade - Crestline, OH - Sep 19 to Sep 21, 2019
Dress up your pooch and compete for most unique costume! Your dog can also run an agility course, compete doing fun tricks, strut in a parade, and have some free play. Current vaccination sheet required with registration.

Resonance Music and Arts Festival - Thomville, OH - Sep 19 to Sep 22, 2019

Reach the Beach - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
A one-day cycling event with four different starts for different lengths (25 mile to 100 miles), all ending in Westport WA. Lunch and snack stops provided along the way. Benefits the American Lung Association. The 100 mile ride starts at Evergreen Elementary in Olympia.

North Coast Oktoberfest - Sandusky, OH - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
The event is hosted by Sandusky State Theatre, North Coast Young Professionals and the Sandusky Main Street Association. Attractions include a 5K run, 2 stages of live German music and dancing, German food from local restaurants, brat eating contest and other games, as well as commemorative beer stein and other merchandise.

Great Mohican Pow-Wow - Loudonville, OH - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
The Great Mohican Pow-Wow returns to the area for another year. For three days, Mohican Reservation will be busy with traditional Indian ceremony, dancing, competitions, and storytelling. This event takes place both in the summer and again in the fall, The Great Mohican Pow-Wow is great for the entire family.

Santa Anita Oktoberfest - Elyria, OH - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
Raise your steins and strap on your lederhosen for the grand return of Oktoberfest at Santa Anita! Come out for two Saturdays packed to the brim with more Bavarian beer, eats and fun than you can shake a bratwurst at. Traditional Oktoberfest lawn games, music from the Bavarian Wunderband and competitions aplenty including stein holding, horn blowing and more

Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival - Tiffin, OH - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
Family entertainment includes music, amusement rides, pageant, food, children activities and a living village of Civil War era reenactors.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
This Cincinnati Oktoberfest is the largest in the United States with over 500,000 visitors a year.

Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
The annual Oktoberfest will be celebrating their 40th anniversary this year! There will be 6 local breweries serving each of their Oktoberfest brews as well as one or two of their other specialty craft styles! There will be quite a variety of local craft and artisan booths where you can purchase German and Oktoberfest themed t-shirts,  candles, comic-book collage art, handmade jewelry and more! There will also be German food, German games, German, Polka, ‘uhmp-pa-pa’ bands, a strolling accordion player and German dancers.  Other entertainment includes Face Painting by Claire, other local country/rock/cover bands a popcorn eating contest and FIREWORKS!! Free admission, free parking and free entertainment. Since 1979.

Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival - Urbana, OH - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
Get your fill of mouth-watering seafood selections while enjoying a live music stage, multiple vendors, games and activities for the whole family.

Wurstkuche Oktoberfest - Perrysburg, OH - Sep 21, 2019
Every Saturday in October, head on down to Wurstkuche Restaurant in Venice for an Oktoberfest celebration!

Preble County Pork Festival - Eaton, OH - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
Celebrates Preble County’s pork producing industry and agricultural heritage with food, parade, and arts/crafts. Free admission and free entertainment

Dayton Fall Festival - Centreville, OH - Sep 21, 2019
Families can enjoy every activity for free, including the petting zoo, pony rides, carnival games, bounce houses, hayride, crafts and more. Food vendors will be on site.

Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – Columbus - Delaware, OH - Sep 21, 2019
CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with different route options. From breakfast to the cycle post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, ride marshals to cheer you along the way and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.

Turkish Food Festival - Dayton, OH - Sep 22, 2019
Enjoy delicious and unique food at Turkish Food Festival, presented by The Turkish American Society of Ohio-Dayton.

Improv Festival of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 26 to Sep 28, 2019
Nationally known and local performers hosted by OTRimprov in this annual event.

Barnesville Pumpkin Festival - Barnesville, OH - Sep 26 to Sep 29, 2019
Always the last full weekend in September. Lots of great food and contests, over 400 cars in the car show and a giant pumpkin parade, and more. Plus pumpkins for sale!

South Philly Sausage Fest - Sugarcreek, OH - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
An autumn craft-beer, sausage-themed festival with live music, featuring 10 restaurants, 10 local craft breweries, 8 live music shows, arts & craft vendors, and kids play area. Head to West Passyunk Ave between Broad and 15th Street.

Tipp City Mum Festival - Tipp City, OH - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
Get toadally crazy about the chrysanthemum! City Park turns into a festival grounds as Miami County comes out to play, with the largest festival car show in the state, parade, arts & crafts, pageant, live entertainment, food and more.

Mason Oktoberfest - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 27, 2019

Mason Oktoberfest - Mason, OH - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
Mason Oktoberfest is happening at Sonder Brewing, and there will be breweries from all around Ohio joining them for an awesome festival! Come for German beers, festive food by BrewRiver, activities, and music! Entry is free (RSVP on Facebook) but a VIP package is available that gets you a commemorative stein, sunglasses, pin, traditional German hat, and a beer ticket.

Mason Oktoberfest - Mason, OH - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
Mason Oktoberfest is happening at Sonder Brewing, with breweries from all around Ohio coming together for an awesome festival, with German beers, festive food by BrewRiver, activities, and music! Entry is free, but you can pre purchase a VIP package, including a Mason Oktoberfest 16 oz beer stein, sunglasses, enamel pin, traditional German hat, and one beer ticket. Drink your beer from your Oktoberfest Stein at the event and enjoy an extra 4 ounces every time you buy a beer! The first 150 VIP Packages are $30, and afterwards are $40 while supplies last.

Dayton Oktoberfest - Dayton, OH - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
The Dayton Art Institute has hosted this German festival in Dayton for over 40 years. Craft beer, home brew contest, live music on two stages and family friendly kids activities. Preview party takes place on Friday from 7 to 11 PM for those who are 21+ with complimentary beer, wine and live entertainment. Ticket purchase to Preview Party is recommended as space is limited. Location: Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N Dayton, OH 45405

Chocolate Walk - Troy, OH - Sep 27, 2019
Chocolate…need we say more? Downtown stores offer chocolate truffles, cakes, hot cocoa, and more. While many chocolate items are edible, some are chocolate scented while others are chocolate-themed.

Fauntleroy Fall Festival - Lucas, OH - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Save the date and join in at the Fauntleroy Church, YMCA, and Fauntleroy Schoolhouse for the biggest event of this town’s year.

Roche de Boeuf Festival - Waterville, OH - Sep 28, 2019
A parade, car show and other festival fun.

Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival - Cleveland, OH - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
A multicultural celebrating cultural and artistic diversity at Lincoln Park. The event includes over 130 vendors featuring artist selling their paintings, sculptures, jewelry, etc.; live music and dance performances; beer & wine garden; children’s village, and more. Free admission

Country Applefest - Lebanon, OH - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Food, local crafters and entertainment at the Warren County Fairgrounds.

Wolf Creek/Pine River Grist Mill Oktoberfest - Loudonville, OH - Sep 28, 2019
Rain or shine, the party goes on under three large heated tents, with almost 100 beers, wine, food, and more plus live music, stein hoisting competition, free parking and shuttle buses, and more!

Oktoberfest Findlay - Findlay, OH - Sep 28, 2019
This fun filled festival showcases the rich German Heritage of Northwest Ohio. Live German music, polka dancing, hearty German foods and libations, kids activities, and much more! Enjoy performances by Fred Ziwich & His International Sound Machine and others!

Palm Springs Oktoberfest - Germantown, OH - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Enjoy live music, guest breweries, bratwursts, and drinking games

Barberton Mum Fest - Barberton, OH - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Over one million blooms of mums annually at Lake Anna Park. Free admission and parking, potted mum sale, family entertainment, arts & crafts, kids activities and more.

RunTough for ChadTough - Toledo, OH - Sep 28, 2019
In honor of Chad Carr and other DIPG patients, a family friendly 5k and 1k fun run either in Saline MI, Allendale MI, Toledo OH or Virtually (you pick the place and the date). Proceeds go the ChadTough Foundation, whose mission is to fund research and raise awareness for pediatric brain cancer with an emphasis on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). As we grew up in Michigan and attended U-Michigan (Rob & Jayne) where Chad’s grandfather coached football, this one is special to our family and hope your family has fun participating!

Germantown Pretzel Festival - Germantown, OH - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
40th annual. As you walk around Germantown’s Veterans Park, you’ll see vendors offering hand-crafted items, tasty treats, fun for the kids and more! Sidewalks will guide you around the park to experience everything the Pretzel Festival has to offer.

Ohio Heritage Days Festival - Lucas, OH - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Crafts, primitives, antiques, antique tractors, horses, food, live music, Civil War and 18th Century Living History Camp; Archaeological displays (Sunday only).

Chili Cook-Off Festival and Hoopla Parade - Urbana, OH - Sep 28, 2019
Join the festivities which will include sampling contestant’s chili, a cornhole tournament, jalapeno eating contest, dunk tank, and the “suck, chew, and blow” contest.The Parade, featuring the Antioch Shriners, begins at 12:00 pm, live entertainment with live entertainment at 1:30 pm and chili sampling at 2:00 . A variety of food and craft vendors fill the streets – a day of fun for the entire family! The event is free, but, there is a fee for entering the competition.

Tennessee Brew Fest - Cleveland, OH - Sep 29, 2019
Enjoy dozens of unlimited samples of the finest craft beers from around the world and right here in West Tennessee. Shop local vendors, enjoy delicious food, games & afternoon entertainment. As always, this in a 21 and up event, held at the Jackson Fairgrounds.

Boardman Rotary Oktoberfestival - Boardman, OH - Sep 29, 2019
The 40th annual Oktoberfest will arise money for the Rotary Club of Boardman. Food, arts & crafts and kid’s entertainment. Admission is $3. Free parking on the west side of the park through the Southern Blvd. Entrance. Shuttle service available from the Heart Center parking lot, south of the park, which has limited offsite parking. Location: Boardman Township Park ­‑ Boardman, Ohio 44512

Dayton Vegan Food and Drink Festival - Dayton, OH - Sep 29, 2019
This event is focused on highlighting whole foods plant-based and vegan food and drink (non-alcoholic) businesses.

Loudonville Fair - Loudonville, OH - Oct 1 to Oct 5, 2019
A big fair in a small town. Old-fashioned, family-oriented event. Includes five days of free admission, free entertainment, free exhibits, and more.

Chagrin Documentary Film Fest - Chagrin Falls, OH - Oct 2 to Oct 6, 2019
10th annual. A five day celebration of documentary films.

Atwood Fall Festival - Mineral City, OH - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
Food, music, homemade crafts, entertainment, demonstrations, exhibits, camping and more at Atwood Lake Park.

Heritage of Flight Festival - New Carlisle, OH - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
A three day fall festival on Main Street featuring a Classic car cruise-in, pancake breakfast, auto action, live music, fun for the whole family, plus the Parade of Planes.

Beaver Oktoberfest - Beaver, OH - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
Among the many activities at this southern Ohio Oktoberfest are live music, games, amusement rides, cloggers, car and tractor show, baby contest, pie contest and parade. 5K Run / Fun Walk on Saturday. Wood carving demonstrations with sculptures available for bid by auction on Sunday. Location: Main Street (State Route 335), Beaver, Ohio

Minster Oktoberfest - Minster, OH - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
Over 80,000 attend this Oktoberfest on the first Sunday in October. Live German music, German food, parade, Miss Oktoberfest Pageant, arts & crafts, jug hoist, beer tray relay, 10k run and other fun.

Champaign County Balloon Fest - Urbana, OH - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
Included will be children’s games and activities, music, food trucks, and assorted vendors. The Champaign Aviation Museum will be open, and the Grimes Flying Lab and a B-25 will be on Display. In addition to food trucks, the Airport Cafe will be open serving a full menu and the famous “Airport Pie”! The balloons will launch at 6:00 pm followed by a pizza/wings eating contest, then a Balloon Glow.

MacQueen Orchards Apple Butter Stir & Crafts Festival - Holland, OH - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
Since 1982, this festival has been one of Holland’s favorite ways to celebrate the arrival of fall. Festival goers can enjoy apple picking, arts & crafts, horse drawn wagon rides, live entertainment, kids’ activities and performances, apple pie contest, BBQ and more!

Grove City Oktoberfest - Grove City, OH - Oct 5, 2019
Noon to 10 PM. Celebrate Grove City’s German heritage in the historic Grove City Town Center. Sample a variety of Ohio craft beers while you enjoy live entertainment, games, and the beauty of autumn. German-themed foods will accompany the brews, including ever-popular bratwursts and cream puffs. The event offers entertainment to view and in which to participate with fun challenges such as beer stein holding contests, Hammerschlagen (a German word that roughly translates into “to beat with a hammer” or “hammer striking”), barrel rolling, and many more games with great prizes to the winners.

Main Street Kent Oktoberfest - Kent, OH - Oct 5, 2019
Annual event in downtown Kent with food, beer, games, live entertainment and fun from noon to 10 PM.

Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival - Huntsburg, OH - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
A free family day in the country with free admission, free and free parking, games, entertainment and attractions.

Spring Valley Potato Festival - Spring Valley, OH - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
Arts & crafts, live entertainment, 5K Tater Trot run/walk, carnival rides, children’s games, kiddie practor Pull, and pet parade. Annual event for 40+ years.

Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival at Youngs - Yellow Springs, OH - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
Enjoy a full day of family fun with the farm’s biggest festival of the year. Take your picture with Humongus Gus, their giant pumpkin, taste freshly made pumpkin cinnamon sugar donut holes, take a tour of their cheese making facility and watch cow milking. And don’t forget to try their latest addition – Pumpkin Bowling!

Corn & Pumpkin Festival - Kirtland, OH - Oct 5 to Oct 13, 2019
Help husk, shell and grind the corn, make handmade cornhusk dolls and paint pumpkins (additional fee). Little farmers can pedal their way on mini tractors through the farm maze on the Pedal Tractor Overlook. They can navigate the hay maze and play in the kid’s areas. Explore the three-acre corn maze, enjoy harvest-themed crafts and other harvest activities including cooking demonstrations. Experience Farmpark with popular activities including cow milking, wagon rides, ice cream making, equine activities, border collie sheep herding demonstrations, plus meet a variety of farm animals. Visitors man also enjoy Showman’s Circle, featuring a farm-themed playground, water feature and live animal demonstrations. Corn & Pumpkin Festival is included with regular Farmpark admission/membership. Children younger than two and Farmpark members get in free.

Bath Harvest Festival - Bath, OH - Oct 5 to Oct 13, 2019
Celebrate the fall bounty amid the sights, smells and tastes of the Cuyahoga Valley. Enjoy the apple cider press, pumpkin patch, apple butter making, pumpkin painting, kettle corn, wagon rides, and farmyard animals. Admission also includes heritage gardens, foodways demonstrations, and early American craft & trade demonstrations, including glassblowing, blacksmithing, and home crafts. The festival is held for two weekends from 10am-5pm at Hale Farm and Village in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Cleveland Hard Cider and Doughnut Fest - Cleveland, OH - Oct 5, 2019
Part bar hop, part sweet celebration! Featuring (6) bars & restaurants, premium hard cider & 2,000 doughnuts! The official kick off to fall season has arrived! Head to Hi & Dry Tremont for registration, then head to local spots for more. With the official event wristband, participants receive $1-$2 doughnut, $4 drink specials

Old Dog Tavern Oktoberfest - Vermillion, OH - Oct 6, 2019
Annual Oktoberfest at Old Dog Tavern. Wear lederhosen or a dirdnl for $1 off refills! Live music and great food specials.

Dayton LGBT Film Festival - Dayton, OH - Oct 10 to Oct 13, 2019
The Dayton LGBT Film Festival has been bringing the best and newest of LGBT cinema to the Miami Valley for well over a decade. They’ve brought close to 200 feature length and short films to town since their inception, and they’ve hosted over 20 guest artists

Wine Crawl at Maze Craze - New Springfield, OH - Oct 10 to Oct 24, 2019
Wind your way thru the rows of corn and follow the “yellow brick road” on your maze map to discover and choose your 12 wine tastings from over 30 varieties of local McKim’s Honeyvine wine, at locations throughout the maze. Kick back, relax, and get toasty by one of the many campfires and enjoy live music under the tent, or beneath the stars!

Algonquin Mill Fall Festival - Carrollton, OH - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2019
Pioneer village, craft demonstrations, old fashioned foods and children’s area.

Chillicothe Halloween Festival - Chillicothe, OH - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2019
A three-day Halloween festival with several events, live entertianment, activities for all, plus vendors and suppliers of Halloween and paranormal themed goods. Proceeds go to Rock for Tots

Ohio Sauerkraut Festival - Waynesville, OH - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
Annual event for nearly 50 years. Arts and crafts, and unique food offerings including sauerkraut pizza.

Oak Harbor Apple Festival - Oak Harbor, OH - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
Annual event with attendance of 25,000+. Parade, kiddie tractor pulling contest, talent show, bingo, classic car show, 5K apple run, 1 mile kid’s run, live bands and a beer tent.

Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival - Jefferson, OH - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
Annual event for 30+ years. Drive yourself tours, parade, quilt show, crafts, farmers market, kids’ rides/games, contests and other entertainment. $5 parking fee per car. Enjoy both the shortest and longest covered bridges in America

Put-in-Bay Oktoberfest - Put-In-Bay, OH - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
The 27th annual German-style Festival features; German food, hot spiced wine and cold beer. Fantastic food including; brats, potato pancakes, apple dumplings, pierogi, cabbage and noodles, chicken paprikash and wonderful desserts. All provided by Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce member restaurants. Live polk music both days!

Harvest Moon Festival - Montgomery, OH - Oct 12, 2019

Lebanon Oktoberfest - Lebanon, OH - Oct 12, 2019
Enjoy food, craft beers, kids activities and more. Event raises money for Miller Park Fund.

Iams Homestead Pioneer Harvest Fest - Trotwood, OH - Oct 12, 2019
Enjoy an autumn day at the Iams Homestead Museum.

Burton Apple Butter Festival - Burton, OH - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
Century Village Museum hosts a apple butter festival, their largest event of the year, with copper kettles of fresh apple butter, artisans, music, great food, tours and more!

Chatham Apple Butter Festival - Spencer, OH - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
A boiling cauldron of apple butter, continuously stirred by volunteers over an open fire, is still the main feature of the fun-filled event. This year free activities for children and music on both days of the festival will join delicious home-made food, crafts, baked goods and gift baskets. Country store, community organizations and other vendors, and arts and crafts marketplace. There is no admission charge. Free parking is available on both sides of Route 83 — behind the Memorial Hall pavilion and north of the Chatham Community Center.

Yellow Springs Street Fair - Yellow Springs, OH - Oct 12, 2019
All day festival entertainment, 200+ vendors with fine arts & crafts, clothing, jewelry, fair trade items and unique gifts; 70+ shops and eateries, two stages of live music, a beer garden, street performers, beautiful art, delicious food, a day of small town hoopla!

Applebutter Fest - Grand Rapids, OH - Oct 13, 2019
Apple butter making, juried crafts, music, food, historical re-enactments, pioneer demonstrations, antique cars/farm equipment, children’s area, live music and family fun along the Maumee River. $15 per car helps pay for operating costs.

Hiram House Pumpkin Festival - Chagrin Falls, OH - Oct 13, 2019
Food and balloons, pumpkins and mums, plus all-day activities with a wristband like archery, bounce house, candle dipping, cookie decorating, haunted hay maze, sand art, pony rides, petting zoo, slime making, tie dye, face painting and more!

Circleville Pumpkin Show - Circleville, OH - Oct 16 to Oct 19, 2019
100,000 attend this event daily. Always the 3rd Wednesday through Saturday in October. Giant pumpkins, parades, Miss Pumpkin Show and Little Miss Pumpkin Show, amusement rides, food vendors, crafts and games.

Van Wert County Apple Festival - Van Wert, OH - Oct 18 to Oct 19, 2019
Everything apples including food such as apple pie, apple cider, apple dumplings, apple butter and more. Craft fair, mile fun run, children’s games and youth art contest.

Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival - Coshocton, OH - Oct 18 to Oct 20, 2019
Apple butter is at center stage but there’s plenty of other activities including live music, living history building self-guided tour and horse-drawn canal boat rides.

Fall Festival of Leaves - Bainbridge, OH - Oct 18 to Oct 19, 2019
A Southern Ohio tradition started by the Lions Club of Bainbridge in 1968. Contests, parade, 5K, rides, log sawing, pageants and more

Ohio Smoked Meat and Barbecue Festival - Nelsonville, OH - Oct 18 to Oct 19, 2019
BBQ competition, fall foliage train ride and more.

Dayton Liederkranz-Turner – Oktoberfest - Dayton, OH - Oct 19, 2019
Dust off the dirndls and lederhosen, grab your coolest stein and your best friends and head down to the Liederkranz for Dayton’s most authentic Oktoberfest celebration. Live German Party Music.

Ale-O-Ween - Dayton, OH - Oct 19, 2019
40 Ohio craft breweries will be on hand pouring seasonal beers and regional favorites. It’s a Halloween party, so attendees are encouraged to dress up to win prizes in the costume contest. Ale-O-Ween will feature live music, food, tarot card readings and the most awesome face painter you’ve ever seen

Columbus Hard Cider and Doughnut Fest - Columbus, OH - Oct 19, 2019
Part bar hop, part sweet celebration! Featuring (7) bars & restaurants, premium hard cider & 2,000 doughnuts! The official kick off to fall season has arrived! Head to Bar Louie for registration, then head to local spots for more. With the official event wristband, participants receive $1-$2 doughnut, $4 drink specials

Columbus Marathon - Columbus, OH - Oct 20, 2019
The 17th largest U.S. marathon and the largest in Ohio has been ranked by Runner’s World as one of the top 20 marathons in the United States and by USA Today as one of the top 10 fall marathons.

Out of the Darkness Walk – Dayton - Dayton, OH - Oct 20, 2019
Walk to honor loved ones. Walk to raise funds. Walk to save lives. Hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Clinton County Corn Festival - Wilmington, OH - Nov 1 to Sep 8, 2019
The festival features antique farm machinery, a parade, games, all types of food made from corn, a quilt show, musical entertainment, antiques and crafts and the Corn Olympics

Southern Ohio Music Fall Festival - Wilmington, OH - Nov 8 to Nov 9, 2019
Featuring bluegrass, old-time, and gospel music.

Jungle Jim’s International Wine Festival - Fairfield, OH - Nov 9 to Nov 10, 2019
A weekend of nearly a hundred wineries pouring hundreds of wines.

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

Monsterfield Masquerade - Mansfield, OH - Oct 28, 2017
Downtown Trick or Treat in Mansfield with more than 60 participating merchants and the Halloween Parade.

Old West Festival - Williamsburg, OH - Sep 8 to Oct 14, 2018
This year, their tenth season, includes live stage shows, comedy and stunt gunfights, children’s fun including train rides, live music and more!

Mid Ohio 13er Half Marathon - Mansfield, OH - Sep 8, 2018
Their Facebook page reports they are pressing “pause” on 2019’s event. The 13er is a half marathon and 5k fun run through Richland County, past special city landmarks and ends in downtown Mansfield

American Birding Expo - Oaks, OH - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
Not happening in 2019 but likely to return in the future. A retail sales-oriented showcase of products for birders and nature enthusiasts.

Chesapeake Oktoberfest - Dayton, OH - Oct 13, 2018

Run of the Dead - Plymouth, OH - Oct 13, 2018
A haunted walk/run exploration event, with a free tshirt! Half the proceeds go to the restoration at Plymouth Locomotive – the other half are hidden on the course!

Great Pumpkin Glow - Mansfield, OH - Oct 20 to Oct 21, 2018
There will be nearly 1,000 carved and lit pumpkins as well as gourds, mums, hay bales, corn stalks, holiday lights and other glowing decorations. Food vendors will be set up in the Trimble Rd. parking lot. Admission is just $5 per person, children 6 & under are free.


Glendale Street Fair – Glendale, OH – September 26, 2015

Maumee Bay River Festival – Sept 27, 2015


Loudonville Street Fair – Oct 6-10, 2015

Minges Pumpkin Festival – Harrison, OH – October 17-18, 2015
Enon Apple Butter Festival – Enon, OH – October 10-11, 2015

Pumpkin Festival at Hiram House Camp – Chagrin Falls, OH – October 11, 2015
44th annual, Sunday from 10am to 5pm
Named in “America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals” – by Fodor’s Travel. Family Fun for All Ages, on 172 wooded acres in scenic NE Ohio! Rain or Shine, Great Outdoor & Indoor Attractions! Enjoy SPOOK-tacular Haunted Hay Maze, BOO-tiful Pumpkin Patch, delicious Festival Food & Refreshments, Animals, Games, Pony Rides, Music, Entertainment, Autumn Colors, Pumpkins, Mums & S’mores! NEW! Tie-Dye Twists, Can Jam, Donkey Cart Rides, Fried Oreos, AWE-some SLIME!!! Benefits Hiram House Campership Fund to send Children in need to Summer Camp FREE! Children 12 yrs. & under; Adults $5 ; FREE Parking & FREE
Shuttle Buses! (at Orange Schools, 32000 Chagrin Blvd. Pepper Pike, OH 44124)
Location: Hiram House Camp, 33775 Hiram Trail, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

Cincinnati Chocolate Festival – Cincinnati, OH – October 11, 2015

Century Village Museum Apple Butter Festival – Geauga County, OH – October 10, 2015
Sayler Park Harvest Festival – Sayler Park, OH – October 2015

October Fall Festival – Cambridge, OH – October 3, 2015

Montgomery Harvest Moon Family Festival – Montgomery, Ohio – Oct 10, 2015

Find other fun things to do in Ohio in fall:

Oktoberfest in Ohio
Ohio Corn Mazes
Ohio Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Ohio
Ohio Pumpkin Patches

3 thoughts on “Fall Ohio Festivals in 2019

  1. nIKKI says:

    Please don’t forget the South Vienna Corn Festival! Located in the village of South Vienna right off rte. 40 the weekend after Labor day. Food, rides, crafts, entertainment, and of course SWEET CORN! Parade on Saturday and a queens pageant as well. Kiddie tractor pull. Great fun for the kids and parents as well!

  2. Allison Ketchem says:

    Rockin’-R Ranch Old West Pumpkin Fest by day, Spooky Ranch by night!
    Rockin’-R- Ranch Prepares for the 2016 Halloween Season with Tons of Fun for Everyone!
    Columbia Station, OH – September 6th, 2016 – For over 25 years, the Rockin’-R-Ranch in Columbia Station, Ohio has been entertaining people of all ages. Rockin’-R-Ranch host two distinct events during October, The Old West Pumpkin Fun Fest (daytime event) every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm and Spooky Ranch is held Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in the month of October.

    At the Old West Pumpkin Fun Fest, toddlers adolescents, young families and Grandma’s and Grandpa’s can’t wait to see the fabulous Country Kids’ Show performed live on stage featuring costume characters that your child would love. The Live musical show is performed four times a day. This is an interactive show for the kids where they can dance and play instruments. Take as many hayrides as you want on the Pumpkin Patch Hayride trail that takes you into the Pumpkin Patch and pick and paint your own pumpkins. The whole family can walk through the New 3-D House, enjoy the Pumpkin Slide, have fun on the activity area, Explore the Old West Town, Adventure Gem Mining, New Duck Pond, pet the animals at the Petting Farm, get your face painted and much more. Where can you go and ride ponies all day long at no extra charge? There is a farm market, souvenir shop and concession stands for food and drinks. French fries, apple cider, funnel cakes, hot dogs, sausage and cotton candy available.

    In the evening, the fun turns frightening, entertaining, funny and very high- tech as Spooky Ranch opens at 7:00pm until 9:30pm on Thursdays and Sundays and from 7:00pm to 11:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. “Spooky Ranch, “Cleveland’s Premiere Haunted Event is a Halloween spectacle that shouldn’t be missed. Rockin’-R-Ranch takes haunted houses to a new level with Spooky Ranch. We compromise of 5 themed attractions, The Famous Haunted Hayride, The Haunted Barn, the New Blood Slingers Saloon Haunted house, New Monster Visions in 3-D Haunted House and Extreme Nightmares Haunted House.

    It began over twenty-five years ago with the “Famous Haunted Hayride.” The ride attracts everyone including families, couples and teenagers. We are the only Halloween, Haunted attraction that is family friendly. Most other Haunted events can be objectionable and vulgar. Our event is professional and Hollywood Hi- tech. When we take you through the “Haunted Barn”, we have a captive audience on the wagon. The production is an awesome, hi-tech surprise. Customers are clapping and screaming as the tractor exits the Haunted Barn. This is not like other Haunted Houses. We truly cater to the masses and all generations of people with such a wide variety of attractions. At Spooky Ranch, there’s something for everyone. We are well known for having the most unique, hi-tech haunted hayride in the state of Ohio. This is just a peak of 2 of our attractions. No reservations necessary, but if you have 20 or more, group rates are available. Rockin’-R-Ranch is the only Halloween Haunted attraction where you can have group parties with private bonfires and picnic areas for schools, churches and More.
    Coupon Special
    The Rockin’-R-Ranch is located at 19066 East River Road St. Rt. 252, just 2 miles South of Rt. 82 on Columbia Station, OH 44028. GO to http://www.spookyranch.com or http://www.clevelandhayride.com for a discount coupon or clip the article and bring it in for $1.00 off on admission for up to 4 people on either Our Old West Pumpkin Fest or Spooky Ranch. Not valid for private groups or on Saturday nights. DON’T MISS THIS ONE. This really is a Fall Halloween TREAT for the whole family, both day “The Old West Pumpkin Fest” and night “Spooky Ranch.”

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    Fun for the Kids at Rockin’-R-Ranch!

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    Celebrating 20 years of Spooky Ranch back in 2012

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    The Old West Pumpkin Fest

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    Hayride at the Rockin’-R-Ranch!

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    Fun for the Kids at Rockin’-R-Ranch!

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    Celebrating 20 years of Spooky Ranch back in 2012

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    The Old West Pumpkin Fest

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    Hayride at the Rockin’-R-Ranch!

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