Fall Ohio Festivals

Find an Ohio fall festival to attend in 2024. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2024 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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2024 Festivals

Uptown Scrooge - Westerville, OH - Dec 1 to Dec 22, 2024
Uptown Scrooge is a theatrical performance spectacle that utilizes innovative storytelling, improvisation, music, and audience interaction to share the story of Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol. Guided through the streets and shops of historic Uptown Westerville by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, audience members go on Scrooge’s journey, experiencing the magic and wonder of his holiday adventure first-hand. A unique holiday experience for the whole family.

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for every event 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!

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.

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.

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

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

Ohio City Street Festival - Cleveland, OH - Sep 29, 2019
The best food, drink, retail and arts entertainment that the neighborhood has to offer. Music and arts programming will take place throughout the day, and the Kid Zone will offer family-friendly fun including arts performances, interactive games, activities, crafts, inflatables and more! As always, this event is FREE and open to all.

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.

Ale-O-Ween - Dayton, OH - Oct 19, 2019
Canceled for 2022, look for their return in 2023. Normally: 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

Grove City Oktoberfest - Grove City, OH - Oct 3, 2020
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.

Monsterfield Masquerade - Mansfield, OH - Oct 31, 2020
Downtown Trick or Treat in Mansfield with more than 60 participating merchants and the Halloween Parade.

Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – Cleveland/Akron - Akron, OH - Sep 11, 2021
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 – Columbus - Delaware, OH - Sep 25, 2021
Going virtual for 2020 Normally: 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.

Xenia Community Fest - Xenia, OH - Oct 9, 2021
Booths with crafts, non-profits, children activities, rides, and live music before and after the Hot Air Balloon Glow

Van Wert County Apple Festival - Van Wert, OH - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2021
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.

Tchaikovsky’s Winter Dreams by the Cleveland Orchestra - Cleveland, OH - Nov 11 to Nov 14, 2021
Enjoy the Cleveland Orchestra’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1 in G minor (“Winter Dreams”)

Christmas Tree Lighting at Tanger Outlets - Sunbury, OH - Nov 19, 2021
Warm-up with a cup of hot cocoa from the cocoa bar, enjoy holiday treats and the kiddos can enjoy decorating a holiday ornament and a holiday cookie! Santa will arrive at approximately 6:15 PM. Toy drive – bring a donation for needy children

Holiday Lights at Scioto Mile - Columbus, OH - Nov 24 to Jan 3, 2022
The holiday lights will return to the downtown riverfront and will be visible every day from dusk until dawn.

Home for the Holidays with the Cleveland Pops - Cleveland, OH - Nov 28, 2021
Enjoy all your favorite music of the season. Santa and local animal shelters in the lobby.

Olde Worthington Holiday Open House and Christmas Tree Lighting - Worthington, OH - Nov 28, 2021
Bring the family to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season, including, horse-drawn carriage rides, live music and a photo opportunity with Santa. Local retailers will be offering special promotions and sidewalk sales. Tree lighting on the green begins afterward at 5:30

WinterFest at Scioto Mile - Columbus, OH - Dec 4, 2021
A celebration of the season featuring local and national musical acts, seasonal craft beer and cocktails along with favorite dishes from Columbus food trucks.

A Christmas Story – the Musical at the Columbus Children’s Theatre - Columbus, OH - Dec 9 to Dec 23, 2021
This Pasek and Paul musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts – an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others!

Celebrate Kwanzaa at the Franklin Park Conservatory - Columbus, OH - Dec 26, 2021
Tony West and the Imani dancers will celebrate the first day and principal of Kwanzaa: Umoja, meaning unity. Their performance will feature the vibrant style of West African drumming and dance.

Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture - Columbus, OH - Dec 26 to Jan 1, 2022
Kwanzaa, which means first fruits or harvest in Swahili, is a celebration honoring African American culture. Based on the Seven Principles of Nguzo Saba, the event will showcase high energy and engaging performances of African drumming, dance, poetry, theatre and storytelling.

Egyptian Festival - Miamisburg, OH - Aug 26 to Sep 28, 2022
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

St. Andrew Ukranian Fall Festival - Parma, OH - Sep 3 to Sep 4, 2022
Ukrainian cuisine, tortes, raffles, live music, children’s area, free parking and admission

Rubber Duck Regatta - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 4, 2022
Buy a duck to race in the regatta and raise money to feed 15 hungry children in the tristate area!

Dayton Greek Festival - Dayton, OH - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2022
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

Italian Fall Festa - Kettering, OH - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2022
A weekend of Italian food, music and fun on the weekend after Labor Day.

IndiaFest - Beavercreek, OH - Sep 10, 2022
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

Beaver Creek Popcorn Festival - Beaver Creek, OH - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2022
Annual event celebrating popcorn the weekend after Labor Day. Food, crafts, 5k popcorn run, live music, karaoke contest, car show and more.

Resonance Music and Arts Festival - Thomville, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2022

Dayton Fall Festival - Centreville, OH - Sep 17, 2022
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.

Jackson Apple Festival - Jackson, OH - Sep 20 to Sep 24, 2022
Parades, pageant, apple butter making, bobbing for apples, crafts, competitions, and more at this long-running local festival.

House of Wines Oktoberfest - Marietta, OH - Sep 25, 2022
Choose from over 60 different beers to sample on the river front beer garden. Enjoy concession style brew friendly foods, live music, and more. 21+ event.

MacQueen Orchards Apple Butter Stir & Crafts Festival - Holland, OH - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2022
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!

Bath Harvest Festival - Bath, OH - Oct 1, 2022
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.

Holiday in Lights at Sharon Woods Park - Sharonville, OH - Nov 18 to Dec 30, 2022
2023 – not happening this year. Normally: Drive through light show (two walk through nights). Closed Thanksgiving but open Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Holiday Tree Lighting at Tanger Outlet - Sunbury, OH - Nov 18, 2022
Make your list and check it twice because Santa Claus is coming to town! Warm-up with a cup of hot cocoa from the cocoa bar, enjoy holiday treats and the kiddos can enjoy decorating a holiday ornament and a holiday cookie! Santa will arrive at approximately 6:15 PM.

The Taste Festival - Dayton, OH - Jul 30, 2023
Offers food samplings from over 30 restaurants

Matsuricon - Columbus, OH - Aug 11 to Aug 13, 2023
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

Miami County Fair - Troy, OH - Aug 11 to Aug 17, 2023
Filled with fun and activities for the entire family.

Germanfest Picnic - Dayton, OH - Aug 11 to Aug 13, 2023
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.

Great American Beer Tasting - Dayton, OH - Aug 12, 2023
This year’s event features over 100 beers and is taking place from 2 PM to 6 PM at Day Air Park.

Sommer Oktoberfest - Olmsted Falls, OH - Aug 18 to Aug 20, 2023
Live entertainment including brass bands, folk dancing, German food, pastries and beverages

BaconFest - Dayton, OH - Aug 19, 2023
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 late summer festival.

Dayton African American Cultural Festival - Dayton, OH - Aug 19 to Aug 20, 2023
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 19 to Aug 20, 2023
There will be approximately 180 handmade arts and crafts booths, food vendors and much more

Springfield Rotary Food Truck Competition - Springfield, OH - Aug 19, 2023
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

Donut Jam - Troy, OH - Aug 25, 2023
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

Clifton Gorge Music and Arts Festival - Dayton, OH - Aug 25 to Aug 26, 2023
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.

Lebanese Festival - Dayton, OH - Aug 25 to Aug 27, 2023
Lebanese Food, Middle Eastern dancing, entertainment, cultural displays, craft booths, amusement rides and more

Germania Society Oktoberfest - Cincinnati, OH - Aug 25 to Aug 27, 2023
This Oktoberfest features traditional German food, live German music all weekend, dancing, and fun for the whole family. Adults and kids alike will enjoy the traditional beer mug-sliding contest, as well as steinholding (Masskrugstemmen) competitions. Kids can frolic on our playground and amuse themselves with FREE interactive inflatable attractions. They also offer for sale a wide variety of imported German merchandise and gifts, including Steins, Trachten, and more. $5 per person at the gate. FREE admission for children 12 and younger, and for Veterans with current ID. Free offsite parking and shuttle from: Pleasant Run Middle School, Vinoklet Winery and Elda Elementary School. All day, non-refundable on-site parking spot pass can be purchased online for $5. Hours for 2022: Friday: 6pm-11pm. Saturday: 2pm-11pm. Sunday: 12pm-7pm. Location: Germania Park, 3529 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45251

Heart of the City Cruise In - Mansfield, OH - Aug 26, 2023
Car show with door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, kids activities, live entertainment, food trucks, vendors and more

Cleveland Garlic Festival - Cleveland, OH - Aug 26 to Aug 27, 2023
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.

Sweet Corn Fest - Millersport, OH - Aug 30 to Sep 2, 2023
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 31 to Sep 4, 2023
Livestock, music, food, grandstand events and more

River Days - Portsmouth, OH - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2023
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.

Alter Fest - Kettering, OH - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2023
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

Fulton County Fair - Wauseon, OH - Sep 1 to Sep 7, 2023
A fair at the Top of Ohio with attendance exceeding 250K. Food (including over 35,000 milkshakes sold last year!), concerts, rides and more!

Liberty Home Association Oktoberfest - Hamilton, OH - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2023
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 - Middleburg Heights, OH - Sep 1 to Sep 9, 2023
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

Columbus Greek Festival - Columbus, OH - Sep 1 to Sep 4, 2023
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.

Milan Melon Festival - Milan, OH - Sep 1 to Sep 4, 2023
Annual event for 55+ years. Parade, Melon Festival Queen and beautiful baby contests, road race, food and craft vendors, and other entertainment.

Ohio Renaissance Festival - Waynesville, OH - Sep 2 to Oct 29, 2023
Where else can you make a weekend trip to the 16th Century? Open on weekends only, with a different theme each weekend

Chocolate Walk - Troy, OH - Sep 2, 2023
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.

Tippapalooza - Tipp City, OH - Sep 2, 2023
Tippapalooza is an annual music festival celebrating local music and benefiting charities in and around Tipp City

Holiday at Home - Dayton, OH - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2023
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 - Sep 2, 2023
Enjoy an evening of fun for the whole family with kids’ activities, live music, food trucks, and fireworks.

Cleveland National Air Show - Cleveland, OH - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2023
Tour aircraft, pack a parachute, watch aerial displays and kids zone.

Labor Day Festival - Canal Winchester, OH - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2023
Attracts over 40,000 visitors annually. Beauty pageant, car show, rides, games, craft vendors, food and entertainment.

Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival - Upper Arlington, OH - Sep 4, 2023
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 7 to Sep 10, 2023
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 7 to Sep 9, 2023
Attracts crowds in excess of 250,000. Parade, rides, cornhole tournament, fine arts show and entertainment.

Columbus Oktoberfest - Columbus, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
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

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival - Marietta, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
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.

Wine Crawl at Maze Craze - New Springfield, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2023
Wind your way thru the rows of corn to discover and choose your 12 wine tastings from over 30 varieties of local McKim’s Honeyvine wine, at locations throughout the maze. Craft beer will also be available. Kick back, relax, and get toasty by one of the many campfires and enjoy live music under the tent, or beneath the stars!

Clinton County Corn Festival - Wilmington, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
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

Toledo Greek American Festival - Toledo, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
Enjoy authentic Greek food, Greek pastries & Greek dancing. Tour the Byzantine Cathedral. Hosted by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

Mantua Potato Festival - Mantua, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
Enjoy potatoes, including the “world’s largest pierogi,” beer/wine garden, contests, live entertainment and other fun for three days.

Salt Creek Valley Festival - Richmondale, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
Live music, baby contest, children’s activities, auction, puppet show, talent show, marching band concert, and more. Since 1996.

Champaign County Balloon Fest - Urbana, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2023
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.

Black Swamp Arts Festival - Bowling Green, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
A free, three day art and music festival.

Wine and Cider Adventure at the Corn Maze - New Springfield, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2023
Three chances to visit the Maze Craze maze on these 21+ evenings, with 12 tasting samples of local wines and ciders in the maze. Food and beer also available for purchase, and there will be firepits and live music to enjoy as well.

Vandalia Sister Cities Oktoberfest - Dayton, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2023
An Oktoberfest with arts & crafts, food and live music, and more fun at Vandalia Sports Complex, 1101 Stonequarry Road, Vandalia, OH

Springboro Oktoberfest - Springboro, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2023
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 nonprofits – past recipients have included the Wounded Warrior Project, Springboro Community Assistance Center, and the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati. Location: 5 West Mill St., Springboro, OH.

Honeyfest - Lithopolis, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2023
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.

German Family Society Oktoberfest - Akron, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
Live entertainment during the three day festival. Location: 3871 Ranfield Rd, Kent, OH

Wayne County Fair - Wooster, OH - Sep 9 to Sep 14, 2023
Ohio’s foremost agricultural fair with live music/entertainment, rides and food including Ribfest.

Old Hilliardfest - Hilliard, OH - Sep 9, 2023
An art and street fair with food, music, rides and car show.

Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival - Urbana, OH - Sep 9 to Sep 23, 2023
Get your fill of mouth-watering seafood selections while enjoying a live music stage, multiple vendors, games and activities for the whole family.

Beavercreek Popcorn Festival - Beavercreek, OH - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2023
Over 300 booths with festival foods, tantalizing treats, special services, creative crafts, and sensational specialties made with Popcorn.

Huber Heights Marigold Festival - Huber Heights, OH - Sep 9, 2023
A full day of live music, food trucks, kids zone, vendors and more.

Middletown Arts Festival - Middletown, OH - Sep 9, 2023
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.

SkunkFest - North Ridgeville, OH - Sep 9, 2023
A gathering of skunk lovers.Vendors, music, raffles, speakers, food, contests and more

Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival - Lorain, OH - Sep 10, 2023
A day of dragon boat races on the Black River

Bellville Street Fair - Bellville, OH - Sep 13 to Sep 16, 2023
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!

Clepin – Cleveland Pinball and Arcade Show - Independence, OH - Sep 14 to Sep 17, 2023
Four days of pinball, arcade games, toys and more set on free play.

Crestline Harvest Festival - Crestline, OH - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2023
Come to downtown Crestline for contests, rides, live musical performances, and more!

Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival - Cleveland, OH - Sep 14 to Sep 22, 2023
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 14 to Sep 16, 2023
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!

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 14 to Sep 17, 2023
This Cincinnati Oktoberfest is the largest in the United States with over 500,000 visitors a year. Six blocks in downtown Cincinnati are closed for the weekend. Started in 1976, you can enjoy the festivities including the Running of the Wieners and the World’s Largest Chicken Dance. The Opening Ceremony will be on Saturday at 11:30 AM at Fountain Square.

Ohio Pawpaw Festival - Albany, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023
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!

Preble County Pork Festival - Eaton, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023
Celebrates Preble County’s pork producing industry and agricultural heritage with food, parade, and arts/crafts. Free admission and free entertainment

Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival - Tiffin, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023
Family entertainment includes music, amusement rides, pageant, food, children activities and a living village of Civil War era reenactors.

Great Mohican Pow-Wow - Loudonville, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023
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.

Elyria Apple Festival - Elyria, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023

Crocker Park Wine Festival - Westlake, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2023
Features musical entertainment and over 150 wines at a benefit for health related charities in Cuyahoga County and elsewhere.

Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023
There will be several 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.

Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival - Cleveland, OH - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2023
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

Dayton Duck Regatta - Dayton, OH - Sep 16, 2023
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!

Perrysburg Homecoming Festival - Perrysburg, OH - Sep 16, 2023
The Perrysburg Homecoming Festival is an event to celebrate the past, present, and future of the entire community.

Western Ohio Cars n Scouts Cruise-in Show - Enon, OH - Sep 16, 2023

Village Peddler Festival - Kirkland, OH - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2023
Outdoor marketplace with arts and crafts at the Lake Metroparks Farmpark. Free wagon rides, folk musicians and tasty food.

Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival at Youngs - Yellow Springs, OH - Sep 16 to Oct 29, 2023
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!

Delaware County Fair - Delaware, OH - Sep 16 to Sep 23, 2023
The Delaware County Agricultural Society held its first exhibition and show in 1834

Deerfield Handmade Market – Fall - Deerfield Township, OH - Sep 17, 2023
This beautiful event will showcase over 60 local artists, makers, and creators in booths on the grounds of Cottell Park in Deerfield Township, with food trucks on site

Dayton Vegan Food and Drink Festival - Dayton, OH - Sep 17, 2023
This event is focused on highlighting whole foods plant-based and vegan food and drink (non-alcoholic) businesses.

Barnesville Pumpkin Festival - Barnesville, OH - Sep 21 to Sep 24, 2023
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!

Dayton Oktoberfest - Dayton, OH - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2023
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

Cincinnati Comic Expo - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
Three day event of celebrities, comic artists, cosplayers and fans at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Country Applefest - Lebanon, OH - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
Food, local crafters and entertainment at the Warren County Fairgrounds.

Barberton Mum Fest - Barberton, OH - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
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.

Roche de Boeuf Festival - Waterville, OH - Sep 23, 2023
A parade, car show and other festival fun.

Cleveland Pickle Fest - Broadview Heights, OH - Sep 23, 2023
Kick off Pickle Fest with a 5k run or community bike ride. Finish directly into the fest where you can sample pickle-flavored items and get your dill on. Live music, pickle eating contest, and vendors all day.

Oktoberfest Findlay - Findlay, OH - Sep 23, 2023
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 23 to Sep 24, 2023
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.

Chili Cook-Off Festival and Hoopla Parade - Urbana, OH - Sep 23, 2023
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.

Mason Oktoberfest - Mason, OH - Sep 23, 2023
Mason Oktoberfest is happening at Sonder Brewing, with breweries from all around Ohio coming together for an awesome festival, with German beers, festive food, activities, and music! Entry is free, but you can pre purchase a VIP package, including a Mason Oktoberfest 16 oz beer stein 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!

Ohio Heritage Days Festival - Lucas, OH - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
Antiques, primitives, crafts, antique tractors, food, live music, Civil War & 18th Century Living History Camp, and archeological displays (Sunday) at Malabar Farm State Park.

Tipp City Mum Festival - Tipp City, OH - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
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.

Main Street Kent Oktoberfest - Kent, OH - Sep 23, 2023
Annual event in downtown Kent with food, beer, games, live entertainment and fun from noon to 10 PM.

Ohio Swiss Festival - Sugarcreek, OH - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2023
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.

North Coast Oktoberfest - Sandusky, OH - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2023
Past attractions have included 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.

Minster Oktoberfest - Minster, OH - Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2023
In recent years, over 80,000 have attended 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.

Wolf Creek/Pine River Grist Mill Oktoberfest - Loudonville, OH - Sep 30, 2023
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!

Boardman Rotary Oktoberfestival - Boardman, OH - Oct 1, 2023
The annual Oktoberfest raises 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 Street Fair - Loudonville, OH - Oct 3 to Oct 7, 2023
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 4 to Oct 8, 2023
A five day celebration of documentary films.

Beaver Oktoberfest - Beaver, OH - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2023
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

Atwood Fall Festival - Mineral City, OH - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2023
Food, music, homemade crafts, entertainment, demonstrations, exhibits, camping and more at Atwood Lake Park.

Heritage of Flight Festival - New Carlisle, OH - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
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.

Spring Valley Potato Festival - Spring Valley, OH - Oct 7, 2023
Arts & crafts, live entertainment, 5K Tater Trot run/walk, carnival rides, children’s games, kiddie tractor pull, and pet parade. Annual event for 40+ years.

Burton Apple Butter Festival - Burton, OH - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
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!

Dayton Liederkranz-Turner – Oktoberfest - Dayton, OH - Oct 7, 2023
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.

Put-in-Bay Oktoberfest - Put-in-Bay, OH - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
The 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!

Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival - Huntsburg, OH - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
A free family day in the country with free admission, free and free parking, games, entertainment and attractions.

Iams Homestead Pioneer Harvest Fest - Trotwood, OH - Oct 7, 2023
Enjoy an autumn day at the Iams Homestead Museum.

Corn & Pumpkin Festival - Kirtland, OH - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
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.

Woolybear - Vermillion, OH - Oct 8, 2023
The Woollybear Festival areas consist of entertainment, food booths, craft booths, and merchant sales. Woollybear T-shirts, Woollybear sweatshirts, and Woollybear hats will be available at the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce stand. Various entertainers are at the main stage throughout the day. Parade with commentary by Dick Goddard of Fox 8 (whose idea lead to the creation of this event) occurs at the reviewing stand.

Applebutter Fest - Grand Rapids, OH - Oct 8, 2023
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.

Dayton LGBT Film Festival - Dayton, OH - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2023
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

Chillicothe Halloween Festival - Chillicothe, OH - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2023
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

Algonquin Mill Fall Festival - Carrollton, OH - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2023
Pioneer village, craft demonstrations, old fashioned foods and children’s area.

Lebanon Oktoberfest - Lebanon, OH - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2023
Enjoy food, craft beers, kids activities and more. Event raises money for Miller Park Fund.

Columbus Marathon - Columbus, OH - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2023
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.

Oak Harbor Apple Festival - Oak Harbor, OH - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2023
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 14 to Oct 15, 2023
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

Yellow Springs Street Fair - Yellow Springs, OH - Oct 14, 2023
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!

Dogs, Drinks and Donuts - Mansfield, OH - Oct 14, 2023
Support the Humane Society of Richland County. This event will take place at the Phoenix Brewing Company. Come out for some delicious treats, beverages, and all the adorable dogs!

Harvest Moon Festival - Montgomery, OH - Oct 14, 2023

Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH - Oct 14, 2023
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.

Ohio Sauerkraut Festival - Waynesville, OH - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2023
Annual event for nearly 50 years. Arts and crafts, and unique food offerings including sauerkraut pizza.

Out of the Darkness Walk – Dayton - Dayton, OH - Oct 15, 2023
Walk to honor loved ones. Walk to raise funds. Walk to save lives. Hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Circleville Pumpkin Show - Circleville, OH - Oct 18 to Oct 21, 2023
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.

Fall Festival of Leaves - Bainbridge, OH - Oct 19 to Oct 22, 2023
A Southern Ohio tradition started by the Lions Club of Bainbridge in 1968. Contests, parade, 5K, rides, log sawing, pageants and more

Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival - Coshocton, OH - Oct 20 to Oct 22, 2023
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.

Great Pumpkin Glow - Mansfield, OH - Oct 20 to Oct 22, 2023
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.

Donut and Beer Fest - Columbus, OH - Oct 28, 2023
The festival Homer Simpson always wanted! Attendees can expect one-of-a-kind doughnuts, craft beers, ciders, live music and fun including yard games, contests, on-field activities and much more. This is a festival on the move so attend when it’s near you!

Dayton Train Show - Dayton, OH - Nov 3 to Nov 5, 2023
Each year at the start of National Model Railroad Month, “Miami Valley” Division 3, MCR, of the National Model Railroad Association sponsors the Dayton Train Show. There will be new and pre-owned locomotives, rolling stock, and structures in every scale from “G”, “O”, “S”, “HO”, “N” and “Z”. You will be able to find those small hobby tools you need, scenery making supplies, books on your favorite railroad. If you need it for your model railroad, it should be there.

Industrial Strength Bluegrass Festival - Wilmington, OH - Nov 9 to Nov 11, 2023
Features bluegrass and American roots music at the Roberts Convention Centre

Christmas Nights of Lights at Coney Island Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH - Nov 10 to Dec 31, 2023
This family event features a 2-mile car ride through Christmas displays and light shows consisting of over a million LED lights, driven by more than ten thousand computer channels. Mark your calendars for the fantastic holiday event!

Dayton Book Fair - Dayton, OH - Nov 10 to Nov 12, 2023
The Book Fair Foundation works all year collecting books, media and findings and resells them during their annual Book Fair, held during the second weekend in November at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Money raised from the sale of books is donated to selected Dayton-area nonprofit organizations.

Jungle Jim’s International Wine Festival - Fairfield, OH - Nov 11, 2023
A weekend of nearly a hundred wineries pouring hundreds of wines.

WildLights at the Columbus Zoo - Powell, OH - Nov 16 to Jan 7, 2024
Holiday zoo lights includes sensory friendly night and members preview night.

Holiday Lights on the Hill - Hamilton, OH - Nov 17 to Dec 31, 2023
Holiday Lights on the Hill will light up the park with over one million holiday lights as well as dazzling scenic displays

PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo - Cincinnati, OH - Nov 17 to Jan 7, 2024
In addition to admiring the beauty of 4 million LED lights, visitors can ride the North Polar Express train ride, marvel at the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, or snack at one of two S’mores-n-More stands.

Frost at the Cleveland Botanical Garden - Cleveland, OH - Nov 18 to Dec 31, 2023
A completely new holiday experience is coming to the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Winter botanical displays, holiday lights and immersive, themed rooms will transport you to an enchanting world.

Holiday Lights at Columbus Commons - Columbus, OH - Nov 18 to Jan 1, 2024
Enjoy the festive lights at Columbus Commons EVERY DAY from dusk until to 11 pm. Stop by to see more than 400,000 LED lights dazzle in the park

Columbus Turkey Trot - Columbus, OH - Nov 23, 2023
5 mile, 2.6 mile, and Tot Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Pumpkin pie at the finish line. Entry fee benefits the Easterseals of Central and Southeast Ohio, for Early Intervention programs for children.

Flying Feather Four Miler - Dublin, OH - Nov 23, 2023
The Flying Feather Four Miler is the Ultimate Thanksgiving Celebration where every participant receives a Premium Quarter Zip and a Bottle of Wine!

Thanksgiving Wattle - Grove City, OH - Nov 23, 2023
5k (with punpkin pie for all finishers), 12 mile bicycle ride, 100 yard event, and children’s fun run. Your donation helps the Grove City Food Pantry buy needed foods from the MidOhio Food Bank with much purchasing power

Powell Turkey Trot - Powell, OH - Nov 23, 2023
4 mile course and kids race, from Powell Administrative offices on Hall St. Race participants over 21 will receive as part of the swag items for the race a one-of-a-kind Four-Pack of beer from Nocterra. Nocterra does not do four-packs and they are doing an exclusive fall variety pack JUST for the Powell Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving Day Race - Cincinnati, OH - Nov 23, 2023
End at TQL Field at this Thanksgiving Day 10k. Run for the UC Barrett Cancer Center, for Cancer Free Kids, for the Alzheimer’s Association, for Girls on the Run, for Keep Cincinnati Beautiful.

Give Back Cincinnati’s Fall Feast - Cincinnati, OH - Nov 23, 2023
Whether you have fallen on hard times, staying in Cincy for the holiday, find yourself homeless, or are living paycheck to paycheck – we invite you to be our guest on Thanksgiving Day and enjoy a great meal prepared by local chefs. There are also several days of prep proceeding this event if you would like to give back.

Cleveland Turkey Trot - Cleveland, OH - Nov 23, 2023
Starts at Williard Park for either a 5 mile, 5K or 1 mile run on Thanksgiving

Skate Your Turkey Off - Columbus, OH - Nov 23, 2023
Burn off all those calories from your Thanksgiving dinner, held at the United Skates of America

Macy’s Light Up the Square: Fountain Square Tree Lighting - Cincinnati, OH - Nov 24, 2023
Festivities will begin at 5p with live music and a special appearance by Santa Claus and continuing into the evening with a dazzling fireworks display.

Thanksgiving Polka Party Weekend - Independence, OH - Nov 24 to Nov 25, 2023
Holiday Inn Cleveland South hosts a weekend of polka including 15 bands and entertainers, three days of dancing, polka brunch, and more.

Legendary Lights of Clifton Mill - Clifton, OH - Nov 24 to Dec 30, 2023
Over 4 million lights illuminating the mill, the gorge, the riverbanks, trees and bridges. There is even a 100 foot “waterfall” of twinkling lights. The flip of one switch turns all the lights on at once transforming night into a fantastical winter wonderland which includes a Miniature Village, a Santa Claus Museum , a Toy Collection and a spectacular synchronized lights and music show that features the old Covered Bridge.

Gingerbread Friday at Franklin Park Conservatory - Columbus, OH - Nov 24, 2023
Head to The Wells Barn on a horse-drawn carriage for an afternoon of gingerbread fun! Create a mini gingerbread house with graham crackers, icing and candy.

The Nutcracker at the Central Ohio Youth Ballet - Newark, OH - Nov 24 to Dec 10, 2023
Come and see Central Ohio Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the historic Woodward Opera House in Mount Vernon, Ohio

A Christmas Carol at the Ohio Theater - Cleveland, OH - Nov 24 to Dec 23, 2023

Winterfest and Tree Lighting Ceremony - Cleveland, OH - Nov 25, 2023
Opening weekend has free, family-friendly festivities begin at 4 p.m., with a lighting ceremony and fireworks starting at 6 p.m. The event will include musical performances and appearances from Santa Claus, live and interactive visual-arts demonstrations, skating, carriage rides, food trucks, fire pits and more. Check out their website for other programming on select Saturdays between December and the beginning of the new year.

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

2 thoughts on “Fall Ohio Festivals

  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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