Written By Kristian at OhioFestivals.net
As the weather cools even more, the last few big weekends of festivals come out with plenty of crafts, hot apple butter and pumpkin-filled treats. This is a wonderful time to go to a festival, so take advantage of it before the snow sets in.
So here are some of those festivals that you may or may not know about…
St. Stanislaus Polish Festival
St. Stanislaus Polish Festival – Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4, 2015 – Cleveland: This may look like your typical Polish festival with pierogi and stuffed cabbage, but there are other rather adventurous dishes available like duck blood soup and pork lard to spread on bread (actually pretty delicious). Be sure to explore both floors for the various gift vendors, desserts, bars, and cultural entertainment.
Read my 2013 Review at http://ohiofestivals.net/st-stanislaus-polish-festival-cleveland/
Apple Dumpling Festival
Apple Dumpling Festival – Saturday, October 3 – Sunday, October 4, 2015 – Shreve: So here’s one of those nearby festivals I mentioned above. This camp resort offers crafters, a corn maze, various activities and Mrs. Saurers famous apple dumplings (preferably with ice cream).
Read my 2013 Review at http://ohiofestivals.net/apple-dumpling-festival-shreve/
Woollybear Festival – Sunday, October 4, 2015 – Vermilion: Dick Goddard, Big Chuck, Lil’ John and the rest of the WJW crew come back to Vermilion to teach the Cleveland area about the Woollybear caterpillar. People and animals also dress up in their oranges and browns (coincidentally appearing as sports fans) to eat fair food, shop among vendors booths and see one of the biggest parades in Ohio (which I may be in this year).
Read my 2014 updated review at http://ohiofestivals.net/woollybear-festival-revisited/
Holmes County Antique Festival
Holmes County Antique Festival – Saturday, October 10 – Sunday, October 11, 2015 – Millersburg: This quaint festival is just a good excuse to visit downtown Millersburg. Plenty of antiques both along the festival area and within local businesses, arts and crafts, food, entertainment, kids’ games and more. I should also mention that there are various other Amish Country festivals in the area, in case you want to hit more than one.
Read my 2013 Review at http://ohiofestivals.net/holmes-county-antique-festival-millersburg/
Algonquin Mill Fall Festival
Algonquin Mill Fall Festival – Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11, 2015 – Carrollton: With the grounds set up like a country village, old buildings are utilized to show festival goers old ways of life through displays and demonstrations. Products made during the demonstrations, such as flour and bread, are also available for purchase. There’s plenty of grub, art and things to do here. A great family event!
Debord’s Halloween Festival
Debord’s Halloween Festival – Saturday, October 10, 2015 – Akron: This really is a great festival with so much stuff, it’s hard to list it all. From children’s activities and musical acts to wrestling, car shows and Highland Games…there will be plenty to keep your interest at Debord’s Halloween Festival. Enjoy all the costumes, décor, baked goods for sale and various other distractions. Stay at night if you dare (and you should)!
Read my 2014 Review at http://ohiofestivals.net/debords-halloween-festival-akron/
Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival
Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival – Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18, 2015 – Coshocton: Set in Historic Roscoe Village, you will find musical entertainment, crafts and plenty of apple butter (not to mention some great apple fritters if that vendor is back this year)! Businesses in Roscoe Village are also open for the festival, so it’s not a bad idea to check them out while you’re there.
Read my 2010 Review at http://ohiofestivals.net/87-apple-butter-stirrin-festival-coshocton-october-16-2010/
Oak Ridge Festival
Oak Ridge Festival – Saturday, October 17 – Sunday, October 18, 2015 – Attica: This is a huge hodge podge of a festival with a living history encampment, a tank, old farming equipment, a wooded area with crafts/food/musicians, sheep herding presentations and some farm critters to check out. Just don’t take photos in the woods or they’ll make you stop.
Read my 2010 Review at http://ohiofestivals.net/88-oak-ridge-festival-attica-october-17-2010/
Falloween – Saturday, October 24, 2015 – Medina: Last year’s 2 day Halloween Harvest Festival has been converted into a 1 day Falloween. But it still takes place in downtown Medina, has crafts and games, human and pet costume parades and trick or treat, so I’m guessing that my 2014 Review still applies at http://ohiofestivals.net/medina-halloween-harvest-festival/
Ghoulardifest – Friday, October 30 – Sunday, November 1, 2015 – Brooklyn: If you love Ghoulardi, Big Chuck, Lil’ John and everyone else from WJW, this is the festival for you. Halloween-esque vendors, memorabilia, guest celebrities (Tim Conway came 2 years ago), food, entertainment and more.
Be sure to read my 2013 Review at http://ohiofestivals.net/ghoulardifest-cleveland/
Have a great October! May it be filled with plenty of fun fall festivals!
Kristian Campana is the creator and writer of OhioFestivals.net, a blog where he has documented well over 300 festivals in Ohio since 2009. He resides in Oberlin with his wife Julia and their son Max, who will most likely become a funnel cake junkie. Be sure to Like Ohio Festivals on Facebook for all your festival needs!