100 Things to Do in Northeast Ohio this Fall

Things to do this Fall in Northeast 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.
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!
Patterson Farms Fall FestivalLocated in Geauga county, Patterson Fruit Farm Fun Fest is designed for families with preschool and elementary age children.  Outdoor play area, Corn Maze, Hay Stacks, 50ft Slide 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.
Petitti Garden Center Fall Festival – This FREE festival every Saturday from September 14 through October 19, 2013.  Activities vary by location – Avon, Mentor, Oakwood Village, Strongsville *FREE*

 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.

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

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.

  • Comprehensive list of Christmas Events & Activities in Northeast Ohio
  • Comprehensive list of Thanksgiving Events across Northeast Ohio

Museums & Science Centers

Northeast Ohio Museums and Science Centers

Museums & Science Centers – 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!

Museums & Science Centers in Northeast Ohio

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

  • FREE Museum Admission Day (Sept 28, 2013) *FREE*
  • Chalk Festival at Cleveland Museum of Art (Sept 21 & 22, 2013) *FREE*
  • FREE Kids Friday at the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Nov 29, 2013) *FREE*

Zoos, Aquariums & Nature Preserves

Festivals, Fairs

  • Comprehensive list of Ohio Festivals
  • Unique September Festivals
  • Unique October Festivals
  • Unique November Festivals
  • Johnny Appleseed Festival at Mapleside Farms (Sept 13-15, 2013)
  • Yankee Peddler Festival (Sept 14 – 22)
  • Lake Metroparks Fall Harvest Festival & Antique Tractor Show (Sept 21 – 22)
  • Maize Valley Hot Air Balloon Lift-Off and Art Fest (Sept 28, 2013)
  • Ashland County Fair (Sept 15 – 21)
  • Cleveland Metroparks Fall Fest – 18th Century Festival (Sept 29, 2013) *FREE*

Sports & Recreation

  • Rinky Dink Family Fun Center
  • Downview Sports Center
  • Cleveland Browns Football – Sign up for the Jr. Backers Kids Club
  • Akron Marathon Kids Fun Run (Sept 28, 2013) *FREE*

The Great Outdoors – Parks, Playgrounds and More

Unique Excursions

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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