Fall Ohio Festivals in 2017

Find an Ohio fall festival to attend in 2017. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2017 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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2017 Festivals

Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Jul 7 to Jul 9, 2017
The 37th annual Oktoberfest will have biergarten, charity golf outing, and more. Free admission, free parking and free entertainment.

Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival - Cleveland, OH - Aug 12, 2017

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.

Sommer Oktoberfest - Olmsted Falls, OH - Aug 18 to Aug 20, 2017

Sparx City Hop - Cleveland, OH - Aug 19, 2017
Discover the best of Cleveland neighborhoods by trolley.

Germania Society Oktoberfest - Cincinnati, OH - Aug 25 to Aug 27, 2017
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 26 to Aug 27, 2017
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 26, 2017
Car show with door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, kids activities, live entertainment, food trucks, vendors and more

Sweet Corn Fest - Millersport, OH - Aug 30 to Sep 2, 2017
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 Apple Festival - Van Wert, OH - Aug 30 to Sep 4, 2017
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.

River Days - Portsmouth, OH - Aug 31 to Sep 4, 2017
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 - Sep 1 to Sep 7, 2017
A fair at the “Top of Ohio” with attendance exceeding 250,000.

Columbus Greek Festival - Columbus, OH - Sep 1 to Sep 4, 2017
Live Greek for a weekend at this 44th annual event. 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 - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
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 - Sep 1 to Sep 4, 2017
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 - Sep 1 to Sep 4, 2017
Huge regional farmer’s market, fireworks, bluegrass performances, local brews and food vendors and more

St. Andrew Ukranian Fall Festival - Parma, OH - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2017

Cleveland National Air Show - Cleveland, OH - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2017
Tour aircraft, pack a parachute, watch aerial displays and kids zone.

Labor Day Festival - Canal Winchester, OH - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2017
Attracts over 40,000 visitors annually. Beauty pageant, car show, rides, games, craft vendors, food and entertainment.

Ohio Renaissance Festival - Waynesville, OH - Sep 2 to Oct 29, 2017
Where else can you make a weekend trip to the 16th Century? Open weekends only.

Milan Melon Festival - Milan, OH - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2017
Annual event for 55+ years. Parade, beautiful baby contest and other entertainment.

Rubber Duck Regatta - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 3, 2017
Thousands of rubber ducks take flight from the Purple People Bridge before the fireworks.

Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival - Upper Arlington, OH - Sep 4, 2017
A day full of art, music, food and activities in Northam Park. Upper Arlington’s signature event.

Improv Festival of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 5 to Sep 10, 2017
Nationally known and local performers hosted by OTRimprov in this second annual event.

Harvest Home Fair - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 7 to Sep 10, 2017
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 7 to Sep 9, 2017
Attracts crowds in excess of 250,000. Parade, rides, cornhole tournament, fine arts show and entertainment.

Cleveland Pinball and Arcade Show - Independence, OH - Sep 7 to Sep 10, 2017
Three days of pinball, arcade games, toys and more set on free play.

Mantua Potato Festival - Mantua, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
Enjoy potatoes, beer/wine garden and live entertainment for three days.

Black Swamp Arts Festival - Bowling Green, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
A free, three day art and music festival.

Ohio Loves Bacon - Columbus, OH - Sep 8, 2017
Enjoy bacon cooked by local food trucks and restaurants on The Columbus Commons.

Honeyfest - Lithopolis, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2017
Show off your best honey recipe, get a bee beard and learn more about beekeeping.

Vandalia Sister Cities Oktoberfest - Vandalia, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2017
Location: Vandalia Sports Complex, 1101 Stonequarry Road, Vandalia, OH

Springboro Oktoberfest - Springboro, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2017
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.

German Family Society Oktoberfest - Akron, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
Live entertainment during the three day festival. Location: 3871 Ranfield Rd, Kent, OH

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival - Marietta, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
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.

Greek American Festival - Toledo, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
enjoy authentic Greek Food, Greek Pastries & Greek Dancing. Tour the Byzantine Cathedral. Hosted by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

SkunkFest - North Ridgeville, OH - Sep 9, 2017
A gathering of skunk lovers.

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.

Beaver Creek Popcorn Festival - Beaver Creek, OH - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2017
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 9, 2017
An art and street fair with food, music, rides and car show.

Old West Festival - Williamsburg, OH - Sep 9 to Oct 15, 2017
Steampunk Weekend at the authentic Dodge City Wild West town.

Wayne County Fair - Wooster, OH - Sep 9 to Sep 14, 2017
Ohio’s foremost agricultural fair with live music/entertainment, rides and food.

Mid Ohio 13er Half Marathon - Mansfield, OH - Sep 9, 2017
The 13er is a half marathon and 5k fun run through Richland County, past special city landmarks and ends in downtown Mansfield

Strutt Your Mutt Canine Festival and Happy Tails Parade - Ontario, OH - Sep 9, 2017
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

Bellville Street Fair - Bellville, OH - Sep 13 to Sep 16, 2017
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 14 to Sep 16, 2017
A family friendly outdoor music festival along the Mohican river.

Ohio Sauerkraut Festival - Waynesville, OH - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2017
Annual event for nearly 50 years. Arts & Crafts, unique food offerings including sauerkraut pizza.

Elyria Apple Festival - Elyria, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
Draws over 100,000 people annually in the third week of September.

Crocker Park Wine Festival - Westlake, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2017
Features musical entertainment and over 150 wines at a benefit for health related charities in Cuyahoga County and elsewhere. 

Ohio Pawpaw Festival - Albany, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
The pawpaw is North America’s largest native tree fruit.

Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival - Tiffin, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
Ohio’s 8th largest festival. Held for nearly 40 years. Family entertainment includes music, amusement rides, pageant, food and children activities.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
This Cincinnati Oktoberfest is the largest in the United States with over 500,000 visitors a year.

Great Mohican Pow-Wow - Loudonville, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
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.

Village Peddler Festival - Kirkland, OH - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
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.

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.

Italian Fall Festa - Kettering, OH - Sep 16, 2017
A weekend of Italian food, music and fun on the weekend after Labor Day.

Delaware County Fair - Delaware, OH - Sep 16 to Sep 23, 2017
The Delaware County Agricultural Society held its first exhibition and show in 1834

Preble County Pork Festival - Eaton, OH - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
Celebrates Preble County’s pork producing industry and agricultural heritage with food, parade, and arts/crafts.

Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival - Cleveland, OH - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
A multicultural celebrating cultural and artistic diversity at Lincoln Park.

Buttercream Festival - West Carrolltown, OH - Sep 16, 2017
Honors the roots of the landmark Woody’s Restaurant.

Harrison Rally Day Festival - Perrysburg, OH - Sep 16, 2017
A community festival with parade, entertainment, food, arts/crafts and more.

Saint Peter Parish Oktoberfest - Huber Heights, OH - Sep 16, 2017
German food, music, dancing, games and crafts.

FallFair Arts Festival - Deerfield Township, OH - Sep 17, 2017

Jackson Apple Festival - Jackson, OH - Sep 19 to Sep 23, 2017
Parades, pageant, apple butter making and more.

Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival - Cleveland, OH - Sep 21, 2017
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 21 to Sep 23, 2017

Barnesville Pumpkin Festival - Barnesville, OH - Sep 21 to Sep 24, 2017
Always the last full weekend in September with free admission Thursday through Sunday. Held for 50+ years. Lots of great food and contests, over 400 cars in the car show and a giant pumpkin parade. Plus pumpkins for sale!

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

Cincinnati Comic Expo - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
More than 20,000 attended this three day event of celebrities, comic artists, cosplayers and fans in 2015.

Tipp City Mum Festival - Tipp City, OH - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
Get toadally crazy about the chrysanthemum!

Columbus Oktoberfest - Columbus, OH - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
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

Dayton Oktoberfest - Dayton, OH - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
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

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.

Barberton Mum Fest - Barberton, OH - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017
Over one million blooms of mums annually at Lake Anna Park.

Dayton Fall Festival - Dayton, OH - Sep 23, 2017

Main Street Kent Oktoberfest - Kent, OH - Sep 23, 2017
Annual event in downtown Kent with food, beer, games, live entertainment and fun from noon to 10 PM.

Germantown Pretzel Festival - Germantown, OH - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017
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.

Roche de Boeuf Festival - Waterville, OH - Sep 23, 2017
A parade, car show and other festival fun.

Ohio Heritage Days Festival - Lucas, OH - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017
Antiques, primitives, crafts, antique tractors, food, live music, Civil War & 18th Century Living History Camp, and archeological displays.

Oktoberfest Findlay - Findlay, OH - Sep 23, 2017

Ohio City Street Festival - Cleveland, OH - Sep 24, 2017
A one day street festival that showcases Ohio City with food from local restaurants, beer gardens, and live entertainment.

Woolly Bear Festival - Vermillion, OH - Sep 24, 2017
The largest one day festival in the state of Ohio.

Ohio Swiss Festival - Sugarcreek, OH - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2017
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.

American Birding Expo - Columbus, OH - Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2017
A retail sales-oriented showcase of products for birders and nature enthusiasts.

Minster Oktoberfest - Minster, OH - Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2017
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.

Country Applefest - Lebanon, OH - Sep 30, 2017
Food, crafts and entertainment at the Warren County Fairgrounds.

Wolf Creek/Pine River Grist Mill Oktoberfest - Loudonville, OH - Sep 30, 2017

Crestline Harvest Festival - Crestline, OH - Oct 1, 2017

Loudonville Fair - Loudonville, OH - Oct 3 to Oct 7, 2017
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, 2017
A five day celebration of documentary films. 7th annual event.

Beaver Oktoberfest - Beaver, OH - Oct 5 to Oct 8, 2017
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, 2017
Food, music, homemade crafts, entertainment, demonstrations, exhibits, camping and more at Atwood Lake Park.

Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival - Huntsburg, OH - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
A free family day in the country with free admission, parking, games, entertainment and attractions.

MacQueen Orchards Apple Butter Stir & Crafts Festival - Holland, OH - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017

Spring Valley Potato Festival - Spring Valley, OH - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
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.

Grove City Oktoberfest - Grove City, OH - Oct 7, 2017

Applebutter Fest - Grand Rapids, OH - Oct 8, 2017
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 Camp Pumpkin Festival - Chagrin Falls, OH - Oct 8, 2017

Southern Ohio Music Fall Festival - Wilmington, OH - Oct 10 to Oct 11, 2017
Featuring bluegrass, old-time, and gospel music.

Algonquin Mill Fall Festival - Carrollton, OH - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017
Pioneer village, craft demonstrations, old fashioned foods and children’s area.

Iams Homestead Pioneer Harvest Fest - Trotwood, OH - Oct 14, 2017
Enjoy an autumn day at the Iams Homestead Museum.

Oak Harbor Apple Festival - Oak Harbor, OH - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2017
Annual event for 35+ years 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, 2017
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.

Great Pumpkin Glow - Mansfield, OH - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2017
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.

Lebanon Oktoberfest - Lebanon, OH - Oct 14, 2017

Put-in-Bay Oktoberfest - Put-In-Bay, OH - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2017

Columbus Marathon - Columbus, OH - Oct 15, 2017
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.

Circleville Pumpkin Show - Circleville, OH - Oct 18 to Oct 21, 2017
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.

Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival - Coshocton, OH - Oct 20 to Oct 22, 2017
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 20 to Oct 22, 2017
A Southern Ohio tradition started by the Lions Club of Bainbridge in 1968.

Ohio Smoked Meat and Barbecue Festival - Nelsonville, OH - Oct 20 to Oct 21, 2017
BBQ competition, fall foliage train ride 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.

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!

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.

Salt Creek Valley Festival - Richmondale, OH - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2016

Taste of Troy - Troy, OH - Sep 10, 2016
Enjoy samples of food from local restaurants as well as live music and beer/wine tastings.

Strut Your Mutt Canine Festival - Mansfield, OH - Sep 10, 2016

Cyclops Fest - Yellow Springs, OH - Sep 10, 2016
An epic festival of handmade goods, music, culture, and DIY wonderfulness.

Harry’s Hofbrau Oktoberfest - Mentor, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 18, 2016

RIPE! Fest - Cleveland, OH - Sep 20 to Sep 21, 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.

North Coast Oktoberfest - Sandusky, OH - Sep 24, 2016
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.

Heritage of Flight Festival - New Carlisle, OH - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2016
A three day fall festival on Main Street plus the Parade of Planes.

Big Beers & Barley Wines - Dayton, OH - Oct 1, 2016
Craft beer festival with some of the best and rarest beers in Ohio. Located at the historic Roundhouse at the Montgomery Co. Fairgrounds.

Boardman Rotary Oktoberfestival - Boardman, OH - Oct 2, 2016
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

Harvest Moon Festival - Montgomery, OH - Oct 8, 2016

Chesapeake Oktoberfest - Dayton, OH - Oct 8, 2016

Chatham Apple Butter Festival - Spencer, OH - Oct 10 to Oct 11, 2001

Cincinnati Craft Breweries’ Oktoberfest - Cincinnati, OH - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2016

Run of the Dead 5K - Plymouth, OH - Oct 22, 2016

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.

September 2015:


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

October 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

November 2015:


Jungle Jim’s International Wine Festival – Nov 13-14, 2015
A weekend of nearly a hundred wineries pouring hundreds of wines.

Find other fun things to do in Ohio in October:

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

3 thoughts on “Fall Ohio Festivals in 2017

  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.
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    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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