Find an Ohio fall festival to attend in 2018. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2018 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.Last Major Update:
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Ohio Pawpaw Festival - Albany, OH - Dec 30 to Sep 16, 2018
The pawpaw is North America’s largest native tree fruit. It has a creamy texture and tropical flavor. This year’s celebration, the 20th anniversary, features Pawpaw music, food, contests, art, history, education, sustainable living practices plus fun for the kids!
WCOL Country Jam - Thornville, OH - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2016
Headlined by Hank William Jr., Chris Young, Chris Stapleton, Justin Moore and the Charlie Daniels Band.
Taste of Troy - Troy, OH - Sep 10, 2016
Enjoy samples of food from local restaurants as well as live music and beer/wine tastings.
Harry’s Hofbrau Oktoberfest - Mentor, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 18, 2016
Wilmington Oktoberfest - Wilmington, OH - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
The 17th annual Oktoberfest will be held in the St. Columbkille Church parking lot. German food, pig roast, bier garden, live music, chicken dance and Texas Hold’em tournament. There will also be children’s games and activities. The event is held on Friday evening from 7 PM to 11 PM and Saturday from noon to 11 PM.
Chatham Apple Butter Festival - Spencer, OH - Oct 10 to Oct 11, 2001
Fabulous Food Show - Cleveland, OH - Nov 11 to Nov 13, 2016
11th annual event. Culinary celebration including demonstrations and the Great Sugardale BAC-ON National Competition Finals. Art & craft fair; wine, beer and spirits sampling; and shopping.
Jungle Jim’s International Wine Festival - Fairfield, OH - Nov 11 to Nov 12, 2016
A weekend of nearly a hundred wineries pouring hundreds of wines.
Fashion Meets Music Festival - Columbus, OH - Aug 18 to Aug 19, 2017
A collaboration of live music performances and top fashion designers runway shows over Labor Day weekend.
Sparx City Hop - Cleveland, OH - Aug 19, 2017
Discover the best of Cleveland neighborhoods by trolley.
Milan Melon Festival - Milan, OH - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2017
Annual event for 55+ years. Parade, beautiful baby contest and other entertainment.
Ohio Loves Bacon - Columbus, OH - Sep 8, 2017
Enjoy bacon cooked by local food trucks and restaurants on The Columbus Commons.
Taste of India - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 9, 2017
Celebrate the Indian culture of Cincinnati with a showcase of food, dancing and local businesses organized by The Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati.
Independents Day Festival - East Franklinton, OH - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
A celebration of Columbus’ creative spirit with art, music, food and more fun.
Buttercream Festival - West Carrolltown, OH - Sep 16, 2017
Honors the roots of the landmark Woody’s Restaurant.
Saint Peter Parish Oktoberfest - Huber Heights, OH - Sep 16, 2017
German food, music, dancing, games and crafts.
Jackson Apple Festival - Jackson, OH - Sep 19 to Sep 23, 2017
Parades, pageant, apple butter making and more.
Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2017
This event pairs top culinary talent with the rich flavors of Cincinnati and the Midwest
Midpoint Music Fest - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017
About 30,000 annually attend this event that started as an independent music festival and industry conference in 2002.
Route 40 Festival - Hebron, OH - Sep 23, 2017
Live music, parade, car show, pageant and more.
Monsterfield Masquerade - Mansfield, OH - Oct 28, 2017
Downtown Trick or Treat in Mansfield with more than 60 participating merchants and the Halloween Parade.
Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival - Lorain, OH - Aug 11, 2018
Sommer Oktoberfest - Olmsted Falls, OH - Aug 17 to Aug 19, 2018
Germania Society Oktoberfest - Cincinnati, OH - Aug 24 to Aug 26, 2018
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 25 to Aug 26, 2018
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 25, 2018
Car show with door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, kids activities, live entertainment, food trucks, vendors and more
Sweet Corn Fest - Millersport, OH - Aug 29 to Sep 1, 2018
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 29 to Sep 3, 2018
Rides, agricultural exhibits/contests, cooking contests, photography, vendors, and more.
River Days - Portsmouth, OH - Aug 30 to Sep 3, 2018
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 31 to Sep 6, 2018
A fair at the “Top of Ohio” with attendance exceeding 250,000.
Columbus Greek Festival - Columbus, OH - Aug 31 to Sep 3, 2018
46th annual. 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 31 to Sep 2, 2018
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. Location: 2361 Hamilton Cleves Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013
Cleveland Oktoberfest - Cleveland, OH - Aug 31 to Sep 3, 2018
This Cleveland Ohio 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, 164 Eastland Rd Berea, OH 44017
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
St. Andrew Ukranian Fall Festival - Parma, OH - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
Cleveland National Air Show - Cleveland, OH - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2018
Tour aircraft, pack a parachute, watch aerial displays and kids zone.
Labor Day Festival - Canal Winchester, OH - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2018
Attracts over 40,000 visitors annually. Beauty pageant, car show, rides, games, craft vendors, food and entertainment.
Ohio Renaissance Festival - Waynesville, OH - Sep 1 to Oct 28, 2018
Where else can you make a weekend trip to the 16th Century? Open weekends only.
Rubber Duck Regatta - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 2, 2018
Thousands of rubber ducks take flight from the Purple People Bridge before the fireworks.
Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival - Upper Arlington, OH - Sep 3, 2018
A day full of art, music, food and activities in Northam Park. Upper Arlington’s signature event.
Harvest Home Fair - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 9, 2018
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.
Popcorn Festival - Marion, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2018
Attracts crowds in excess of 250,000. Parade, rides, cornhole tournament, fine arts show and entertainment.
Cleveland Pinball and Arcade Show - Independence, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 9, 2018
Fourth annual event is now four days of pinball, arcade games, toys and more set on free play.
Greek American Festival - Toledo, OH - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
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 7 to Sep 9, 2018
A free, three day art and music festival.
Ohio River Sternwheel Festival - Marietta, OH - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
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 7 to Sep 8, 2018
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 7 to Sep 8, 2018
Location: Vandalia Sports Complex, 1101 Stonequarry Road, Vandalia, OH
German Family Society Oktoberfest - Akron, OH - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
Live entertainment during the three day festival. Location: 3871 Ranfield Rd, Kent, OH
Columbus Oktoberfest - Columbus, OH - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
The Columbus Oktoberfest celebrates its 51st year. It will be 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
Cincinnati Craft Breweries’ Oktoberfest - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2018
Italian Fall Festa - Kettering, OH - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
A weekend of Italian food, music and fun on the weekend after Labor Day.
SkunkFest - North Ridgeville, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 18, 2018
A gathering of skunk lovers.
Beaver Creek Popcorn Festival - Beaver Creek, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
Annual event celebrating popcorn the weekend after Labor Day. Food, crafts, 5k popcorn run, live music, karaoke contest, car show and more.
Old Hilliardfest - Hilliard, OH - Sep 8, 2018
An art and street fair with food, music, rides and car show.
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!
Wayne County Fair - Wooster, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 13, 2018
Ohio’s foremost agricultural fair with live music/entertainment, rides and food including Ribfest.
Salt Creek Valley Festival - Richmondale, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2018
Live music, baby contest, children’s activities, auction, puppet show, talent show, marching band concert, and more. Since 1996.
Mid Ohio 13er Half Marathon - Mansfield, OH - Sep 8, 2018
The 13er is a half marathon and 5k fun run through Richland County, past special city landmarks and ends in downtown Mansfield
Mantua Potato Festival - Mantua, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
Enjoy potatoes, beer/wine garden and live entertainment for three days.
Cyclops Fest - Yellow Springs, OH - Sep 8, 2018
An epic festival of handmade goods, music, culture, food, and DIY wonderfulness.
Bellville Street Fair - Bellville, OH - Sep 9 to Sep 16, 2018
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!
Mohican Bluegrass Festival - Glenmont, OH - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2018
27th annual. 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!
Springboro Oktoberfest - Springboro, OH - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2018
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.
Cincinnati Comic Expo - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
More than 20,000 attended this three day event of celebrities, comic artists, cosplayers and fans in 2015.
Great Mohican Pow-Wow - Loudonville, OH - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
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.
Crocker Park Wine Festival - Westlake, OH - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2018
Features musical entertainment and over 150 wines at a benefit for health related charities in Cuyahoga County and elsewhere.
Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival - Tiffin, OH - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
40th annual. Ohio’s 8th largest festival. Family entertainment includes music, amusement rides, pageant, food and children activities.
Harrison Rally Day Festival - Perrysburg, OH - Sep 15, 2018
A community festival with parade, entertainment, food, arts/crafts and more.
Village Peddler Festival - Kirkland, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Outdoor marketplace with arts and crafts at the Lake Metroparks Farmpark. Free wagon rides, folk musicians and tasty food. Free parking. Adult admission is $7.
Strut Your Mutt Canine Festival - Mansfield, OH - Sep 15, 2018
Delaware County Fair - Delaware, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 22, 2018
The Delaware County Agricultural Society held its first exhibition and show in 1834
Preble County Pork Festival - Eaton, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Celebrates Preble County’s pork producing industry and agricultural heritage with food, parade, and arts/crafts.
Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival - Cleveland, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
A multicultural celebrating cultural and artistic diversity at Lincoln Park.
Strutt Your Mutt Canine Festival and Happy Tails Parade - Ontario, OH - Sep 15, 2018
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
FallFair Arts Festival - Deerfield Township, OH - Sep 16, 2018
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!
Crestline Harvest Festival - Crestline, OH - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2018
Come to downtown Crestline for contests, rides, live musical performances, and more!
Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival - Cleveland, OH - Sep 20 to Sep 28, 2018
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.
Resonance Music and Arts Festival - Thomville, OH - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2018
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
A retail sales-oriented showcase of products for birders and nature enthusiasts.
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
This Cincinnati Oktoberfest is the largest in the United States with over 500,000 visitors a year.
Dayton Oktoberfest - Dayton, OH - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
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
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.
Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
The 37th annual Oktoberfest will have biergarten, charity golf outing, and more. Free admission, free parking and free entertainment.
Elyria Apple Festival - Elyria, OH - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
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!
Roche de Boeuf Festival - Waterville, OH - Sep 22, 2018
A parade, car show and other festival fun.
Oktoberfest Findlay - Findlay, OH - Sep 22, 2018
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!
Dayton Fall Festival - Centreville, OH - Sep 22, 2018
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.
Main Street Kent Oktoberfest - Kent, OH - Sep 22, 2018
Annual event in downtown Kent with food, beer, games, live entertainment and fun from noon to 10 PM.
Germantown Pretzel Festival - Germantown, OH - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018
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.
Ohio City Street Festival - Cleveland, OH - Sep 23, 2018
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!
Woolly Bear Festival - Vermillion, OH - Sep 23, 2018
The largest one day festival in the state of Ohio.
Improv Festival of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2018
Nationally known and local performers hosted by OTRimprov in this second annual event.
Barnesville Pumpkin Festival - Barnesville, OH - Sep 27 to Sep 30, 2018
55th annual. 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 28 to Sep 29, 2018
Everything Swiss from cheese to alphorns, singers and plenty of polka. Kid’s Big Wheel Race, Peopleâ€™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 28 to Sep 30, 2018
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.
Ohio Heritage Days Festival - Lucas, OH - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018
Antiques, primitives, crafts, antique tractors, food, live music, Civil War & 18th Century Living History Camp, and archeological displays (Sunday) at Malabar Farm State Park.
Country Applefest - Lebanon, OH - Sep 29, 2018
36th annual. Food, local crafters and entertainment at the Warren County Fairgrounds.
Wolf Creek/Pine River Grist Mill Oktoberfest - Loudonville, OH - Sep 29, 2018
Barberton Mum Fest - Barberton, OH - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018
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.
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.
Chagrin Documentary Film Fest - Chagrin Falls, OH - Oct 3 to Oct 7, 2018
A five day celebration of documentary films. 7th annual event.
Beaver Oktoberfest - Beaver, OH - Oct 4 to Oct 7, 2018
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 5 to Oct 7, 2018
Food, music, homemade crafts, entertainment, demonstrations, exhibits, camping and more at Atwood Lake Park.
Heritage of Flight Festival - New Carlisle, OH - Oct 5 to Oct 7, 2018
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.
Minster Oktoberfest - Minster, OH - Oct 5 to Oct 7, 2018
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 6 to Oct 7, 2018
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 6, 2018
Noon to 10 PM. Celebrate Grove Citys 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. Tickets are $30 for 15 and that comes with a beer can glass, additional tickets can be purchased for $15 for 8 tickets after initial purchase. One ticket for a tasting and 3 tickets for a glass of beer.
Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival - Huntsburg, OH - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
A free family day in the country with free admission, parking, games, entertainment and attractions.
Spring Valley Potato Festival - Spring Valley, OH - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
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.
Supernatural Official Convention – Cleveland - Cleveland, OH - Oct 12 to Oct 14, 2018
Karaoke, games, challenges, photos and autographs, and more, with stars of the show appearing over all three days.
Algonquin Mill Fall Festival - Carrollton, OH - Oct 12 to Oct 14, 2018
Pioneer village, craft demonstrations, old fashioned foods and children’s area.
Chillicothe Halloween Festival - Chillicothe, OH - Oct 12 to Oct 14, 2018
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 13 to Oct 14, 2018
Annual event for nearly 50 years. Arts & Crafts, and unique food offerings including sauerkraut pizza.
Oak Harbor Apple Festival - Oak Harbor, OH - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2018
40th 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 13 to Oct 14, 2018
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 13 to Oct 14, 2018
The festival is held under tent in DeRivera Park on the corner of Delaware Avenue and Hartford Avenue in Downtown, Put-in-Bay. The festival is open 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Saturday and noon to 5:00 pm on Sunday. Many island restaurants serve a large variety of German food, including: brats, weinerschnitzel, sauerkraut, potato pancakes, spatzel, apple dumplings, German Chocolate cake, cabbage rolls and sauerkraut balls. The festival also includes a selection of island wines from Put in Bays Heineman Winery, German beers and German music. Get a discount when you buy the 2-day pass.
Harvest Moon Festival - Montgomery, OH - Oct 13, 2018
Chesapeake Oktoberfest - Dayton, OH - Oct 13, 2018
Lebanon Oktoberfest - Lebanon, OH - Oct 13, 2018
Iams Homestead Pioneer Harvest Fest - Trotwood, OH - Oct 13, 2018
20th annual. Enjoy an autumn day at the Iams Homestead Museum.
Burton Apple Butter Festival - Burton, OH - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2018
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!
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!
Applebutter Fest - Grand Rapids, OH - Oct 14, 2018
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.
Hiram House Pumpkin Festival - Chagrin Falls, OH - Oct 14, 2018
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 17 to Oct 20, 2018
100,000 attend this event daily. Always the 3rd Wednesday through Saturday in October. Giant pumpkins, parades, Miss Pumpkin Show & Little Miss Pumpkin Show, amusement rides, food vendors, crafts and games.
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.
Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival - Coshocton, OH - Oct 19 to Oct 21, 2018
Apple butter is at center stage but there’s plenty of other activities including live music, living history building self-guided tour and horse-drawn canal boat rides.
Fall Festival of Leaves - Bainbridge, OH - Oct 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.
Salt Creek Valley Festival – Richmondale, OH – Sept 11-13, 2015
Food, craft vendors, live entertainment and more.
Jackson Apple Festival – Jackson, OH – September 22-25, 2015
75th annual event. Parades, pageant, apple butter making and more.
Glendale Street Fair – Glendale, OH – September 26, 2015
Maumee Bay River Festival – Sept 27, 2015
Bellville Street Fair – Bellville OH – September 16-19, 2015
165th annual event. Exhibits, shows, rides, free entertainment. Pageant, livestock shows, horse show, truck & tractor pull.
Barnesville Pumpkin Festival – Barnesville, OH – September 24-27, 2015
Pretzel Festival – Germantown, OH – September 26-27, 2015
Dayton Fall Festival – Centerville, OH
Loudonville Street Fair – Oct 6-10, 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
October Fall Festival – Cambridge, OH – October 3, 2015
Montgomery Harvest Moon Family Festival – Montgomery, Ohio – Oct 10, 2015
Jungle Jim’s International Wine Festival – Nov 13-14, 2015
A weekend of nearly a hundred wineries pouring hundreds of wines.
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