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

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.

Sparx City Hop - Cleveland, OH - Aug 17, 2019
Discover the best of Cleveland neighborhoods by trolley. The free trolleys circle around with stops at artist’s studios and galleries, live music, and more.

Strut Your Mutt Canine Festival - Mansfield, OH - Aug 17, 2019
Humane Society of Richland County’s largest annual fundraiser will once again take place at the Richland County Fairgrounds in the Arts and Crafts Building from 10am-3pm. This year’s event mascot (and current shelter resident) Hopi invites you to join us – and bring along your favorite four-legged friend. Admission is FREE but donations are always appreciated. Filled with contests, raffles, vendors, food, and fun (for people and dogs), this festival unites animal lovers and shelter supporters for one fantastic “Dog Day Afternoon.”

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

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

Cleveland Garlic Festival - Cleveland, OH - Aug 24 to Aug 25, 2019
Live bands, Top Chef Grill Off Competition, parade, pageant, and opening preview party. Kids activities including rock climbing, tastings, garlic growing, and chalk art classes.

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

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.

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

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.

Cleveland National Air Show - Cleveland, OH - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2019
Tour aircraft, pack a parachute, watch aerial displays and kids zone.

Labor Day Festival - Canal Winchester, OH - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2019
Attracts over 40,000 visitors annually. Beauty pageant, car show, rides, games, craft vendors, food and entertainment.

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.

St. Andrew Ukrainian Fall Festival - Parma, OH - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2019
Ukrainian cuisine, tortes, raffles, live music, children’s area, free parking and admission

Rubber Duck Regatta - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 1, 2019
Thousands of rubber ducks take flight from the Purple People Bridge before the fireworks from Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks.

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.

Greek American Festival - Toledo, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
Enjoy authentic Greek food, Greek pastries & Greek dancing. Tour the Byzantine Cathedral. Hosted by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

Black Swamp Arts Festival - Bowling Green, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
A free, three day art and music festival.

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.

Mantua Potato Festival - Mantua, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
Enjoy potatoes, including the “world’s largest pierogi,” beer/wine garden, contests, live entertainment and other fun for three days.

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.

SkunkFest - North Ridgeville, OH - Sep 7, 2019
A gathering of skunk lovers.Vendors, music, raffles, speakers, food, contests 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

Beaver Creek Popcorn Festival - Beavercreek, OH - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
Annual event celebrating popcorn the weekend after Labor Day. Food, crafts, 5k popcorn run, live music, karaoke contest, car show and more.

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!

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.

Crocker Park Wine Festival - Westlake, OH - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
Features musical entertainment and over 150 wines at a benefit for health related charities in Cuyahoga County and elsewhere.

Taste of India - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 14, 2019
Celebrate the Indian culture of Cincinnati with a showcase of food, dancing and local businesses organized by The Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati.

Village Peddler Festival - Kirkland, OH - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2019
Outdoor marketplace with arts and crafts at the Lake Metroparks Farmpark. Free wagon rides, folk musicians and tasty food. Free parking. Adult admission is $9.

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.

FallFair Arts Festival - Deerfield Township, OH - Sep 15, 2019
Cottell Park is transformed into a beautiful arts festival for one day each September, with more than 80 local and regional artists in various media, plus the FallFair Stage for performance artists, an expanded children’s creation station, and more!

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.

Crestline Harvest Festival - Crestline, OH - Sep 19 to Sep 21, 2019
Come to downtown Crestline for contests, rides, live musical performances, and more!

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

Cincinnati Comic Expo - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
10th annual. Three day event of celebrities, comic artists, cosplayers and fans at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

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.

Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
The annual Oktoberfest will have biergarten, charity golf outing, and more. Free admission, free parking and free entertainment. Since 1979.

Elyria Apple Festival - Elyria, OH - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
Draws over 100,000 people annually in the third week of September. Pageant, live entertainment, vendors, children’s activities, contests and tournaments, car show, and of course, apples in art and food form!

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.

Harrison Rally Day Festival - Perrysburg, OH - Sep 21, 2019
A community festival with parade, entertainment, food, arts/crafts and more.

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.

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!

Ohio Swiss Festival - Sugarcreek, OH - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
Everything Swiss from cheese to alphorns, singers and plenty of polka. Kid’s Big Wheel Race, People’s Choice Swiss Cheese Judging and Eating Contest, Swiss Cheese Auction, Festival Queen, Marching Band, Kiddies Parade, 5K & 10K runs, Antique Car Parade, Steinstossen competition and more. Taking place each year on the 4th weekend in September, events usually begin on Thursday, with the main festival on Saturday and Sunday.

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

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

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.

Ohio Heritage Days Festival - Lucas, OH - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Antiques, primitives, crafts, antique tractors, food, live music, Civil War & 18th Century Living History Camp, and archeological displays (Sunday) at Malabar Farm State Park.

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!

Germantown Pretzel Festival - Germantown, OH - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Free fall festival held each year since 1980. Held in Veterans Memorial Park. Festival features handcrafted goods, food, and free entertainment with live music and shows.

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.

Ohio City Street Festival - Cleveland, OH - Sep 29, 2019
A one day street festival that showcases Ohio City with food from local restaurants, beer gardens, and live entertainment, plus large scale versions of your favorite games, shuffleboard, and more! A Kid’s Zone will offer family friendly programming throughout the day, so there is something for everyone!

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.

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.

Woolly Bear Festival - Vermillion, OH - Oct 6, 2019
The largest one day festival in the state of Ohio celebrates almost 50 years with a parade, contests, vendors, and fun for the whole family. Since 1972.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Athens Harvest Festival & Bluegrass Jamboree - Albany, OH - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2018
Huge regional farmer’s market, fireworks, bluegrass performances, local brews and food vendors and more

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

RIPE! Fest - Cleveland, OH - Sep 20 to Sep 21, 2018
Nosh on locally sourced food from area restaurants and farms, spirits from local breweries, wine garden, live music, local vendors, cooking and gardening workshops, and children’s festival area

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.

North Coast Oktoberfest - Sandusky, OH - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
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.

Boardman Rotary Oktoberfestival - Boardman, OH - Sep 30, 2018
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

Loudonville Fair - Loudonville, OH - Oct 2 to Oct 6, 2018
A big fair in a small town. Old-fashioned, family-oriented event. Includes five days of free admission, free entertainment, free exhibits, and more.

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!

Van Wert County Apple Festival - Van Wert, OH - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2018
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.

Fall Festival of Leaves - Bainbridge, OH - Oct 19 to Oct 21, 2018
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 19 to Oct 20, 2018
BBQ competition, fall foliage train ride and more.

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.

Columbus Marathon - Columbus, OH - Oct 21, 2018
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.

Southern Ohio Music Fall Festival - Wilmington, OH - Nov 9 to Oct 19, 110
Featuring bluegrass, old-time, and gospel music.

Big Beers & Barley Wines - Dayton, OH - Nov 10, 2018
Craft beer festival with some of the best and rarest beers in Ohio. Located at the historic Roundhouse at the Montgomery Co. Fairgrounds.


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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