* This post is in partnership with Ohio. Find It Here.
Fall is the most beautiful season to experience in Ohio and it is quickly approaching! Time to start planning your fun Fall adventures! I’ve partnered with Ohio. Find It Here. to bring you the ultimate list of things to do this fall in Northwest Ohio. Where will you start your adventures?
Pick Out The Perfect Pumpkin At A Local Pumpkin Patch
The Pumpkin Peddler| Bowling Green, Ohio
Stevens Gardens | Monclova, Ohio
Pumpkin Pete’s & Gwen’s Gourds | Perrysburg, Ohio
Fleitz Pumpkin Farm | Oregon, Ohio
Johnston Fruit Farms | Swanton, Ohio
Luckey Fall Festival
September 23-25 | 8 AM
A day fun family event with food, tractor pulling contest, flea markets, antique show, and live entertainment.
Roche de Boeuf Festival and Car Show
September 24 | 9 AM – 5 PM
Enjoy a day of shopping for beautiful art, a car show, and music and entertainment throughout the day.
Fall Fest at Perrysburg Homecoming
September 24 | 11 AM – 4 PM
A two-day event to celebrate the past, present, and future of the entire community.
Maumee Bay Brewing OktoberfestSeptember 25 | 12 pm-8 pm
Maumee Bay Brewing | Toledo, Ohio
Maumee Bay Brewing Co’s annual Oktoberfest celebration with traditional, German festivities. Featuring live music with Screaming Heathens & The Polka Floyd Show and Bavarian Sports Club
D’Holzhacker Baum German Dancers.
September 30- October 1 | Friday: 3 pm-10 pm & Saturday: 11 am-10 pm
Twin Oast Brewery | Catawba Island
Twin Oast Brewery’s version of an Oktoberfest complete with traditional german fare and plenty of beer.
Heritage Farm Fest
October 1 | Sat, 11 AM – 3 PM
Carter Historic Farm · Bowling Green, OH
MacQueen’s Apple Butter Celebration
October 1 | Sat, Oct 1, 10:00 AM – Mon, Oct 3, 12:59 AM
Pick your own apples & pumpkins. Enjoy live entertainment, pony rides, carousels, barrel train rides, and a petting zoo.
Island Wine Festival
October 2 | 11 AM – 5 PM
Put in Bay Winery | Put-in-Bay, Ohio
Sample over 250 imported and domestic wines, including island wines from Put-in-Bay Winery and Heineman’s.
Brews and Bites
October 7 | 6 PM – Midnight
Centennial Terrace – Sylvania, OH
Enjoy an evening of sampling fall-flavored beer, food, and entertainment.
Old West End Autumn Market
October 8 | Sat, 10 AM – 5 PM
Agnes Reynolds Jackson Arboretum | Toledo, OH
Shop amazing local makers in the Old West End.
October 9 | Sun, 10 AM – 5 PM
Grand Rapids, OH
Enjoy all things apple at this annual festival.
The Art Loop Haunted Harvest Celebration
October 13 | 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Uptown Green Park and Adams St.| Toledo, Ohio
Celebrate local art, culture, food, and music in downtown Toledo.
Sylvania Fall Festival
October 15 | Sat, 4 – 10 PM
Sylvania Chamber of Commerce hosts this free annual festival featuring live music, local vendors, a farmers market, and more.
TAKE A FALL CRUISE
Fall Color Cruise on the Sandpiper
Sunday, October 9, 1-6 pm
Halloween Boo! Cruise
Thursday, October 27-Halloween, 5:30-7 pm
TAKE A FALL WORKSHOP
Toledo Zoo Fall Garden Tour Series
Garden Tour schedule:
September 18: Native Alternatives to Classic Garden Plants
October 2: Seed Safari
October 9: Finding The Fall Color
October 23: Putting Your Garden to Bed: Do’s and Dont’s of Fall Landscaping
Garden Workshop schedule:
October 9: Fall Flower Arranging Workshop
October 16: Horticultural Hocus Focus
October 23: Carving Jack O’PLANTerns Workshop
October 30: Autumn Wreath Making Workshop
Scarecrow Contest & Workshop
Carter Historic Farm
September 29 | Thu, Sep 29, 4:30 – 7:30 PM
GO APPLE PICKING
Apple picking season is here! Northwest Ohio has so many great apple orchards to choose from and we all know all of the best apples can be found in Ohio. With so many varieties to pick you are sure to pick the perfect apple for snacking or baking.
MacQueen Apple Orchard | Holland, OH
Stevens Gardens | Monclova, Ohio
Bergman Orchards | Port Clinton, OH
Pennington Farm Orchards | Wauseon, OH
Wilderson Orchard | Hicksville, OH
Derges Orchard | Defiance, OH
Hen’s Orchard and Market | Delta, OH
Johnston Fruit Farms | Swanton, OH
ENJOY THE FLAVORS OF FALL
With the arrival of Fall comes the return of the warm flavors of the season. Stop by your local coffee shop, bakery, or brewery to get a taste of Fall.
Not-To-Miss Sips & Bites
The Flying Joe just released Phase 1 of their Fall Menu with 2 more Phases to come. Phase 1 features All Things Pumpkin with coffee beverages, cocktails, tea, and baked items to choose from. Order the Pumpkin Spice White Russian & Pumpkin Brûlée’ Latte. Thank me later.
Toledo Spirits Company recently released its Fall Cocktail Menu. Stop by and order the Spiced Apple Old Fashioned. It’s amazing!
Dollop Shop is coming strong with the flavors of fall with a most delicious Carrot Cake and a dreamy Pecan Pie.
Pack an overnight bag and head to one of Metroparks Toledo’s many campgrounds. Choose from primitive accommodations, a cozy cottage, or a glamping situation at the Cannaley Treehouse Village.
Check out these Metroparks for camping accommodations:
Blue Creek Metropark
Bend View Metropark
Take A Train Ride
Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation’s fall train rides: Pumpkin Train (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23), Halloween Express (Sept. 30 – Oct. 29)
Trick or Treat Halloween Train (Oct. 22 & 29)
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad | Summit County
LM&M Railroad | Lebanon
Sip Seasonal Brews On The 419 Ale Trail
Hop on the 419 Ale Trail this Fall for all the season brews before they’re gone. Here are a few to put on your radar. Hoppy sipping!
Patron Saints Brewery | Saint Arnold (Oktoberfest, 5.8%) and Saint Peter (Peanut Red Ale, 5.4%). Plus a selection of Fall flavored Saintly Seltzers.
Black Frog Brewing | Grannies Sweet Potato Porter
Findlay Brewing Company | Carrot Cake, Pumpkin Butt
60cc Brewing | Ghost Rider (Oktoberfest), Winter Warmer, Pumpkin Ale
Great Black Swamp Brewing | Jack O Lantern Ale, Say What? Saison, Strawberry Rhubarb Beesting
Quenched & Tempered Brewing | The Headless Oatsman, Dunkel Dezzy, Winged Hussar
More Fall Activities To Enjoy
•Sip the best wines from Ohio’s Wine Country.
•Explore Ashtabula County’s Covered Bridge Trail. The Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival is Oct. 8-9!
•Discover Ohio’s 75 State Parks with ODNR’s State Park Passport.
•Enjoy a cider donut.
•Visit Sauders Village | Celebrate the start of Fall with a week dedicated to apples during Apple Week | Wednesday, September 15– Saturday, September 17, 2022
•Enjoy more than 300 scarecrows, and adorn homes, and shops throughout Fairfield County on the Trail of Scarecrows.
•Hike the trails at a State Park or one of the 19 beautiful Metroparks Toledo.
•Discover your new favorite donut on the Butler County Donut Trail.
•Try an Ohio-Inspired fall recipe.
•Visit a Castle in Ohio.
•Visit the Toledo Museum of Art