Fall in Ohio is more than just a change of season; it’s a mosaic of traditions, colors, and flavors that reminds us of the importance of family. Amidst the hustle and bustle of back-to-school schedules, setting aside time for family is essential. Whether it’s indulging in a caramel apple, picking out the perfect pumpkin, or strolling amidst the fall foliage, these fall festivals are two hours or less of a drive from Akron, Ohio, and offer unique opportunities to make lasting memories:
Summit County Fall Festivals
Barberton Mum Festival in Barberton, Ohio is September 23-24, 2023. Revel in the fall colors with thousands of mums, live music, and crafts.
Portage County Fall Festivals (30 minutes from Akron, Ohio)
Ravenna Balloon A-Fair in Ravenna, Ohio is on September 14-17, 2023. Witness the beauty of hot air balloons filling the sky and enjoy carnival activities.
Stark County Fall Festivals (35 minutes from Akron, Ohio)
Yankee Peddler Festival in Canal Fulton, Ohio is on September 16-17, and 23-24, 2023. Step back to the past to see the pioneers of Ohio with handcrafted goods and foods. We go almost every year, check out our experience.
Hartville Harvest Fest is in Hartville, Ohio on October 14, 2023. Celebrate the harvest with family-friendly games, food, and local artisans.
Tuscarawas County Fall Festivals (45 minutes from Akron, Ohio)
Atwood Area Fall Festival is in Mineral City, Ohio on October 6 -8, 2023. A full weekend of family activities, music, food, and crafts by the lake.
Geauga County Fall Festivals (50 minutes from Akron, Ohio)
Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival in Huntsburg, Ohio on October 7- 8, 2023. Enjoy everything pumpkin, from food to crafts, and family-friendly activities.
Fall Festival of Leaves in Bainbridge, Ohio is on October 19-22, 2023. Relish in the changing colors of the season with parades, rides, and music.
Ashland County Fall Festivals (55 minutes from Akron, Ohio)
Woollybear Festival in Vermilion, Ohio is on October 8, 2023. Enjoy this quirky tradition of winter weather forecasting through caterpillar races.
Columbiana County Fall Festivals (1 hour from Akron, Ohio)
Johnny Appleseed Festival is in Lisbon, Ohio on September 16-17, 2023. Honor the legendary Johnny Appleseed with apple-themed events and crafts.
Homes County Fall Festivals (1 hour from Akron, Ohio)
Mohican Bluegrass Festival is in Glenmont, Ohio on September 14-16, 2023. Relish in the soulful tunes of bluegrass amidst the beautiful Mohican wilderness.
Richland County Fall Festivals (1 hour from Akron, Ohio)
Mansfield Scarecrow Festival is in Mansfield, Ohio on September 30, 2023. Dive into the Halloween spirit early with creative scarecrow displays and fall-themed activities.
Coshocton County Fall Festivals (1 hour 25 minutes from Akron, Ohio)
Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival at Roscoe Village in Coshocton, Ohio is on October 20-22, 2023. Step back in time at Roscoe Village and savor the taste of fresh apple butter. Make it a weekend getaway, check out our recommendations.
Ashtabula County Fall Festivals (1 hour 30 minutes from Akron, Ohio)
Geneva Grape Jamboree in Geneva, Ohio Sept 23rd & 24th, 2023. Celebrate the grape harvest with grape stomping and local wine tasting.
Ottawa County Fall Festivals (1 hour 45 minutes from Akron, Ohio)
Oak Harbor Apple Festival in Oak Harbor, Ohio on October 14-15, 2023. Delight in the bounty of the apple season with parades, bands, and apple-themed contests.