Cleveland Fall Festivals, Cleveland Baby Nurse, Overnight Care

The weather is getting cooler, the days are growing shorter, and the leaves are beginning the opening movement of their symphony of colors. That’s right, fall is upon us and in Ohio that means Harvest and Fall Festivals are beginning as well. As a part of tradition in this part of the country, Ohio Fall Festivals are something wonderful to do with your family. In today’s blog, we will look an Ohio Fall Festival for each family member this year.

Fall Hay Wagon Rides & Corn Maze at Lorain Metroparks

The Equestrian Center at Carlisle Reservation holds this Ohio fall festival in LaGrange, OH every weekend from September 17 to October 23. Horse-drawn wagons are used for the hayrides and depart every 15 minutes. The corn maze is spread across 6 acres and promises to challenge your navigational and problem-solving skills. Children ages 3 and under have free admission and the cost for all others is $1 for each activity per person. For more information visit their webpage here

Fall Festival at The Wanake Ranch

The Wanake Ranch in Beach City, OH hosts a festival complete with food, pony rides, and plenty of activities for the kids.  Enjoy an afternoon of fall fun complete with pony rides, a kiddie hay maze, wagon rides, face painting, and pumpkin lobbing. Later in the afternoon, you and your family can make s’mores over an open fire or paint pumpkins.  This Ohio fall festival takes place on Saturday, September 24 and October 1, 2016, from 2pm-6pm. The cost of admission is free for all and food is available for sale. For more information check out their flier here.

FallFest: 18th Century Festival

For a change of pace, head out to Brecksville on Sunday, September 25 for a unique Ohio fall festival. Cleveland Metroparks sponsors an 18th Century Festival complete with folk music from the Mud in Yer Eye band, candle making, a blacksmith, and the Brigade of the American Revolution. Kids will enjoy playing with pioneer toys, seeing how tin figurines are made, checking out the magician and making a pot of posies to take home. There is no cost for admission or parking, and the festival runs from 11 am to 5 pm.  To find out more information on this special event, check out their website here.

Western Reserve Historical Society Harvest Festival

At Hale Farm & Village, Harvest Festival is a fall tradition for Northeast Ohio families and school children. Located in Bath, OH, this traditional Ohio fall festival includes fresh pressed apple cider, a pumpkin patch, apple butter making, pumpkin painting, kettle corn and farmyard animals. You can take the kids for a wagon ride, get lost together in their corn maze, or enjoy some early American craft and trade demonstrations. Demonstrations include glassblowing and blacksmithing as well as traditional home crafts. This fun filled Ohio fall festival runs 10am-5pm October 1-2 and 8-9. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for members. Admission also includes access to the heritage gardens. Visit their website here for more information.

Scarecrow Day

Ever wanted to build a scarecrow? Then this creative Ohio fall festival is for you and your family. The F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm in Akron, OH plays host to their Scarecrow Day. For the scarecrow build-off, you are provided with an armature, bag for the head, markers, twine, and straw. You and your family will need to bring the clothes and your imagination to land an award for the top three scarecrows. In addition to the build-off, there is a scavenger hunt, crafts, face painting, storytelling, and much more. This event is free admission, but advance registration is required and begins October 4. This crafty Ohio fall festival is held on Sunday, October 16  from 3 pm to 7 pm and more information can be found here.