Top 9 Local Fall Fairs & Festivals

Ohio’s Fall season brings cool crisp air, vibrant colors, delicious flavors, and some of the best local Fairs and Festivals of the year.  Grab the family and your sweatshirts and enjoy pumpkin carving, hay rides, costumes, and so much more!


Erie Kid’s Weekends
Erie, MI – Sept 16th & 17th and Oct 14th & 15th 9am – 6pm
Just into Michigan, you will find rows of apple trees and pumpkins, followed by the smell the delicious cinnamon donuts pulling you in to Erie Orchards. Kid’s Weekends are the perfect Fall event for the whole family. With Magic shows both Saturday and Sunday, the biggest weekend of the year for crafters, pony and hay rides, inflatables, animal center and of course mouthwatering food, everyone will leave happy (and ready for a nap)! Click here to check out all the Fall events happening at Erie Orchard.


Roche-de-Boeuf Parade and Festival
Waterville, OH – Sept 23th 9am-5pm
The Roche de Boeuf Festival is a fantastic fall event. Start your day with a good spot to watch the parade that begins at 10am. Following the parade, travel back in time with their Pioneer Village, cruise by the car show, listen to great live music, let the kids enjoy the kid zone, and shop for beautiful art and handmade crafts.


Rockin’ the Rivers Music & Rib Fest
Defiance, OH – Sept 30th 4pm-11pm
This annual Fall Festival takes over the streets of Downtown Defiance. Featuring 10 local rib vendors, toe-tapping music from Pete Schlegel and Brother Believe Me, and much more. This event will leave you with a full stomach and a great time.


MacQueen’s Apple Butter Festival
Holland, OH – Oct 7th & 8th
Every year MacQueen’s pulls in thousands of people to their Festival. Bring the family for a full day of fun. Listen to live music while enjoying a crisp apple, let the kids ride the pony and train rides, and shop through the local handmade crafts. This is a must-see festival!


Grand Rapids 41st Annual Applebutter Fest
Grand Rapids, OH – Oct 8th 7am-5pm
This one-day fest is one of the largest Fall Festivals around. Taking over the city of Grand Rapids, this event has all your Fall needs covered. Spend the day walking the busy streets, listening to music, shopping at the craft booths, and tasting the variety of food vendors. Throughout the day, learn about the history of the area with re-enactments and pioneer demonstrations. Music featuring David Lester, Bob Stevens Band, Bliss, Glass City Dixieland Band, Ragtime Rick Trio, Fossil Creek Bluegrass, Wes Linenkugel, and groups led by Jerry Eicher and Tyler Burg.


Walbridge Park Pumpkin Festival
Walbridge, OH – Oct 14th 12pm-2pm
Show off your pumpkin decorating skills at the Walbridge Park Pumpkin Festival. Supplies are limited, so make sure you get there in the beginning. Take the family for a hay ride, shop around the crafts, and enjoy some fall treats.

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WOW (West Oak Walk) District Fall Festival
West Toledo, OH – Oct 14th 12pm-5pm
The Second Annual WOW District Fall Festival is sure to fill your day with fun! There will be live entertainment, an art walk, kids costume contest, raffles, giveaways, and so much more! Food trucks will also be there to fill your hunger.  While you are enjoying the festival, pop in to some of your favorite local shops along the street, such as: Kathy’s Confections, Twice But Nice, Orchard InnNever More Books, Cake Arts, and Brass Monkey Tattoo.


Fall Fleetfest: Donuts & Drafts
Hensville, Downtown Toledo, OH Oct 14th 1pm-6pm
Fall Fleetfest combines some of Toledo favorites together for a night of fun. Satisfy your taste buds with the unique and delicious – Holey Toledough – Handcrafted Doughnuts while drinking locally-made, event exclusive beer from Maumee Bay Brewing Company at Hensville Park. Stop by Fleetwood’s Tap Room for live entertainment from Andrew Ellis and  Ben Stalets Band on the Owens Corning stage in Hensville Park. Inside watch the college football and Toledo Walleye hockey games on their giant viewing screen. Click here to purchase your tickets to attend the event and view the donut and beer pairings.


Perrysburg, OH – Oct 28th 11am-5pm
Octoboofest transforms the streets of downtown Perrysburg into a Fall Festival you won’t want to miss. Whether you are a professional or amateur, choose from the plethora of pumpkins to show your carving skills with a chance to win prize money. Add your pumpkin to the over 500 pumpkins that will continue to light up Perrysburg every night until Halloween. Next, stroll down Louisiana Avenue for more free family fun and entertainment including crafts, music, face painting, inflatables, petting zoo, delicious food, and a costume parade with prizes. This is a great event to get you in the Halloween spirit!

Did you attend a Fall Festival or Fair that you think should be on the list? Let us know.

Written: Sep 14, 2017

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Katie Schroeder

Katie Schroeder

Katie is a content specialist for Danberry Realtors. The Home Sweet Toledo blog focuses on community guides + local events, as well as home inspiration + design trends. Enjoy!