2014 Northeast Ohio Fall Festival Guide

29 Sep

Mapleside Farms Johnny Appleseed Festival, 294 Pearl Road, Brunswick: Apple-pie eating, hayrides and family fun galore. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. Admission: $5 (additional admission for Pumpkin Village). Kids 2 and under free. Information: 330-225-5577.fall-festivals

More Mapleside Farms fest fun: Mapleside is hosting a themed fall festival every weekend through the end of October. These include a Medieval Festival Sept. 20-21; Hometown Heroes, Sept. 27 and 28; Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 4 and 5; Family Fall Foliage, Oct. 11 and 12; Super Hero and Princess Weekend, Oct. 17-19; and Spooky Fest, Oct. 25 and 26. See mapleside.com for full details.

Annual Yankee Peddler Festival, Clay’s Park Resort, Ohio 93, two miles south of Ohio 21, Canal Fulton. Music, food, entertainment, arts and crafts, juried art show, children’s activities. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, Sept. 21. Admission $3-$10. Information: 1-800-535-5634. (**if you’ve never been, this is something not to miss!!**)

Patterson Farm Family Fun Fest, 8765 Mulberry Road, Chesterland: Wagon rides, slides, hikes, fun in the straw, a corn maze, a tree house, pony rides, pumpkins and pick your own apples. Saturday, Sept. 13, through Sunday, Oct. 26. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Admission: $4, weekdays; $8, weekends. Free, 2 years and younger, $6 for seniors. Information: 440-729-7144 or 440-729-1964.

Village Peddler Festival, Lake Metroparks Farm park, Kirtland. Juried craftsmen and artisans from all over Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Michigan. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. Information: 440-256-2122 or lakemetroparks.com.

Cedar Valley Settlers Celebration and Music Festival, Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation: Celebrate the life of Northeast Ohio’s early settlers and enjoy live bluegrass music. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. Information: clevelandmetroparks.com

Ohio City Harvest Festival, Ohio City Farm at Bridge Avenue and West 24th Street and Market Square Park: Celebrate the harvest season with live music, a pie-baking contest, farm tours, kids’ crafts, vendors from Cleveland Bazaar and more. Takes place during the Sparx City Hop. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Information: zadams@ohiocity.org/; 216-781-3222, ext. 106

Cleveland’s RIPE! Fest No. 5, Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd., Cleveland: Fall harvest fest featuring the local brews, locally sourced produce and other bites, music, kids’ activities and more. Admission, $6 to $11. 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20; 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. Information: 216-721-1600.

Simple Moments Farm First Annual Pumpkin Festival, 1245 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Copley: Pumpkins, gourds, mums, cornstalks, refreshments, games, kids’ crafts, a bounce house and more. Free admission. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 27, and Oct. 4, 11, 18. Information: www.simplemomentsfarm.compumpkins-400x200

Barberton Mum Fest, 500 West Hopocan Ave., Barberton: The largest displays of mums in North America, with more than a million blooms on the shores of Lake Anna. Free admission. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28. Information: 330-848-6653.

Cleveland Metroparks Pioneer Fallfest, Brecksville Reservation: Travel back in time to the 18th century and discover just how different life was three centuries ago. Free admission. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Information: clevelandmetroparks.com

Freedom Festival, Cozad-Bates House, 11508 Mayfield Road (University Circle): Educating Clevelanders about Northeast Ohio’s role in the Underground Railroad. Storytelling, drumming, quilts. 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Information: 216-231-0301.

Bremec Garden Centers Annual Family Fall Fest, 12265 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland: Bring the whole family to enjoy face painting, pumpkin painting, Jungle Terry, Euclid Beach Rocket Car rides, magic shows by Rick Smith Jr. and more. Free admission. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. For information: info@bremec.com or 440-729-2122.

St. Stanislaus Parish Polish Festival, 6601 Baxter Ave., Cleveland: Polish food, boutiques, polka dancing, polka bands, church tours and more. Free admission. 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3; 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. Information: 216-341-9091 or www.ststanislaus.org.

Lakewood Scarecrow Festival, Madison Avenue between Warren and Hilliard Avenues: Family-friendly scarecrow displays up beginning Wednesday, Oct. 8. Call 216-630-6349 by Saturday, Oct. 4, to register your scarecrow.

Medina Halloween Harvest Festival, town square: A costume contest, trick-or-treating, magic shows, a pet parade and costume contests. Free admission. 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Information: mainstreetmedina.com

Western Reserve Historical Society Hale Farm Harvest Festival, Hale Farm, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath: Buy a pumpkin to paint, take a hayride through Hale Village, or enjoy hot apple cider and a corn maze. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5, as well as Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11 and 12. Information: http://www.wrhs.org/Properties/Harvest_Festival

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