100 Things to Do in Northeast Ohio this Fall

100 Things to Do Fall Ohio

If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration for family friendly fall fun, this list is for you!  Below you’ll find details on 100 things to do in Northeast Ohio this fall!

We’d love your input too!  Are there events on the list that you’ve been to before?  Any other recommendations?  Please leave a comment below and let us know.

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Hay Rides & Fall Fun

Northeast Ohio Pumpkin Patches Corn Mazes Fall Festivals

Northeast Ohio Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Hayrides and Fall Festivals – Looking for some good old fashioned farm fun?  Browse through our list of over 40 area pumpkins farms hosting fall events this year.

And be sure to check out our 2014 Featured Events:

Kingsway Pumpkin Farm – Located in Hartville Ohio, there is so much to do a Kingsway.  Pictures from our visit last year

Maize Valley Farm Market & Winery – Another fantastic farm in Hartville.  Find out about all the Maize Valley has to offer, including details on their Hot Air Balloon Lift-off & MEGASAURUS events.

Ramseyer Farms Fall FunA fifth-generation family farm located in the heart of Wayne County. The Famous Ohio Corn Maze, Hay Rides, Pedal Cars, Activities for all ages and so much more!

Nickajack Farms Fall Fest 120 acre working farm.  Fall is an especially fun time on the farm because of annual fall festival. Corn Maze, Hay rides, Kids Activities and much more! Pictures from our visit last year

Red Wagon Farm Pumpkin Festivalfamily-owned and operated farm located in Lorain County. During the fall season, everyone is invited out to their annual Pumpkin Festival to enjoy the wonderful fall activities.

Rockin’ R Ranch Old West Pumpkin Fest – For over 20 plus years, the ranch located in Columbia Station, Ohio has been entertaining people of all ages, with two distinct events every October.  The Old West Pumpkin Fest by day and Spooky Ranch by night.

Maze CrazeAll ages will enjoy the challenge of navigating over 20 acres of corn that has been transformed into a larger than life maze full of interactive fun, games and unique challenges.  This year the maze has a West theme featuring the face of John Wayne..

Apple Orchards

Pick Your Own Apples Northeast Ohio

Northeast Ohio Apple Orchards – Get outside, enjoy some fresh air and end up with some delicious apples to take home.  Apple picking is a wonderful fall activity for families.

Wondering what to do with all those apples?  Consider making Caramel Apples or Crockpot Applesauce.


Halloween Events & Activities

Family Friendly Halloween Events Northeast Ohio

Family Friendly Halloween Events & Activities across Northeast Ohio – Family friendly (non-scary) Halloween events and activities for kids.  Note:  This event listing is updated yearly with current information available in mid-September

Northeast Ohio Haunted Houses

Haunted Houses & Halloween ThrillsDetails about area attractions that offer haunted activities during the Halloween season.  Haunted Houses, Haunted Hayrides and more.


Thanksgiving & Christmas Holiday Events & Activities

Holiday Fun in Northeast Ohio

I know, I know, it seems strange that a list of things to do in the fall contains Christmas activities, but I didn’t want you to miss out on some of the holiday events taking place in late November.

Thanksgiving Events across Northeast Ohio – Find out about all the fun events and ways to celebrate Thanksgiving this year.  Note:  This event listing is updated yearly with current information available in mid-October

Christmas Events & Activities in Northeast Ohio – HUGE list of Christmas events and activities.  Note:  This list is updated yearly with current information available in late-October


Museums & Science Centers

Northeast Ohio Museums and Science Centers

Museums & Science Centers in Northeast Ohio – There are many many unique, educational and fun museums and science centers located in Northeast Ohio.  Plan a trip with your children to make education fun!

While visiting anytime of the year is fun, take advantage of these special events happening during the fall


Zoos, Aquariums & Nature Preserves

Zoos Aquariums Exotic Animals in Northeast Ohio

Northeast Ohio Zoos, Aquariums & Exotic Animals – Feed exotic animals from your car, enjoy various zoo programs throughout the year, underwater adventures, drive thru safaris and much more.

While visiting anytime of the year is fun, take advantage of these special events happening during the fall


Unique Festivals


Unique Festivals Happening this Fall – Many Thanks to Kristian from OhioFestivals.net for providing us with the inside scoop on some of the unique and fun festivals during the fall months.  Note:  Monthly Festival details are update at the beginning of each month


Indoor Fun

Weather it’s due to rain, the cold or another factor, sometimes you need options for indoor play.

Indoor Play Centers

Indoor Play Centers in Northeast Ohio – Indoor playgrounds are a great option anytime of the year.  During the winter, kids can burn off extra energy when it’s too cold to play outside.  And during the summer, you can beat the heat by running and playing in the comfort of an air conditioned room.

Glow in the Dark indoor Mini Golf

Glow in the Dark Mini Golf – As if putt-putt wasn’t fun enough, now you can enhance the fun by playing a round at one of these fun indoor glow in the dark locations.


The Great Outdoors – Parks, Playgrounds and More

Northeast Ohio Parks and Playgrounds

Parks & Playgrounds across Northeast Ohio – Get outside and enjoy the many state, local and neighborhood parks across Northeast Ohio.  Let the kids run and play on the playgrounds, take a hike along the trails or bring along a Frisbee or ball and have a game of catch.  There’s no shortage of outdoor fun to be had!  Plus, read the reviews and see pictures of the local playgrounds we’ve visited.

While visiting anytime of the year is fun, take advantage of these special events happening during the fall


Fun on the Farm

Northeast Ohio Farms

Farms Across Northeast Ohio – There are many farms in Northeast Ohio that offer educational tours.  Get up close with farm animals, meet the farmers and learn about what it takes to be a farmer.

While visiting a farm anytime of the year is fun, take advantage of these special events happening during the fall:

As you can tell there are a lot of fun fall activities to choose from!  I’d love for you to leave a comment about the places on the list you’d recommend or if there are any places you know of that weren’t mentioned.  

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