The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are dropping and the leaves are changing colors. Fall has arrived in the state of Ohio and as always there are plenty of festivals throughout the state scheduled in the months of September and October. Be sure to take time out of your schedule to visit and enjoy the harvest season in Ohio. Here are just a few events that are taking place in Ohio in the next two months.
Take a step back in time and visit the Ohio Renaissance Festival that runs from September 1st through October 28th (weekends only). The festival is located in Warren County in southwest Ohio. There are over 100 shows daily, craft shops, refreshments, games of skill as well as 150 costumed characters roaming the village.
The world’s largest popcorn festival is the Marion Popcorn Festival . It takes place from September 6th-8th in Marion, Ohio located in central Ohio. The festival offers a parade, free entertainment and of course plenty of popcorn.
The 42nd Annual Ohio Heritage Days at Malabar Farm in Lucas, Ohio takes place the weekend of September 29th and 30th. Malabar Farm was home to the late, great author Louis Bromfield. This free festival is one of Ohio’s largest outdoor craft and history festivals. Visitors can enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides as well as pony rides for the children. Live music, crafts, and a Living History Camp and Civil War artillery group are available for the public’s enjoyment.
What better way to enjoy Ohio’s fall foliage than to travel by train along the countryside. Three trains in Ohio feature Fall Foliage Tours. The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad out of Peninsula, Ohio has trains running through Ohio’s only National Park. The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway in Southeast Ohio features train excursions through the picturesque Hocking Hills area. The Denison Railroad Train Museum out of Denison, Ohio has a Fall Foliage Excursion Weekend on October 7th and October 14th.
Rio Grande, Ohio is home to the Bob Evans Farm Festival. Located in the south central part of Ohio, the village was the original location of the restaurant chain Bob Evans. The festival is held October 12-14 and will feature a wide range of entertainment, homemade arts and crafts, farm contests, demonstrations and musical performances.
Do you want to see a 1700 pound pumpkin or the world’s largest pumpkin pie? Come to the Circleville Pumpkin Show from October 17-20 located in Circleville, Ohio. The celebration draws up to 400,000 people annually who are there celebrating everything PUMPKIN. Games, amusement rides, food, contests and several parades are all part of the fun.
The 10th annual Schoenbrunn Village 18th Century Trade Faire will be held on October 20th and 21st at the Historic Schoenbrunn Village in New Philadelphia, Ohio. The faire recreates 18th century life on the frontier with natives, military, and civilian living historians. Schoenbrunn Village is a reconstructed Moravian Villiage on its original site with reconstructed log cabins and the original cemetery on the grounds.
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