Fall fun comes to Portage County, Ohio.

The colors of fall are starting to appear around Portage County.  What a great time to get out and enjoy one of our local apple orchards, sample local apple cider, find your way out of a corn maze, take in a fall festival,  dare to be scared at a haunted attraction, or take a fall hike at one of our state or local parks.

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UPCOMING FALL EVENTS

Ravenna Balloon A-Fair
September 16-17, 2017
Location:  Downtown Ravenna and Sunbeau Valley Farm
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Ravenna’s 39th Annual Balloon A-Fair Festival!
Grand Parade will kick off the event at 9am on September 16, 2017 – Downtown Ravenna
After the parade – Vendors, Crafters, Children’s Entertainment/Activities, Food Trucks and Entertainment line the downtown area of Ravenna.
Around 4pm – Sunbeau Valley Farm will open its gates for more fun! Enjoy Food, Music, Entertainment, Adult Beverages, Crafters, Helicopter Rides, Children’s games and rides and more.
Tickets: $5 per person per day – Kids 12 and under free with purchase of adult ticket.

Brimfest 2017 
September 21-24, 2017 | 10am – 10pm
Location:  Brimfield Town Square
1333 Tallmadge Rd., Brimfield, OH
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Crafts, Food, Rides, Fireworks Brimfest 2017 has it all.

Main Street Kent Oktoberfest
September 23, 2017 | Noon – 10PM
Location:  Main Street Kent
138 E Main St., Kent, OH  44240
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The 4th annual Kent Oktoberfest will take place on Franklin Ave., between Main St. and Erie St., featuring German food, seasonal beers, polka music and dancing, and other great local bands thoughout the evening. Entry to event is free. Delicious food will be available for purchase from: Erie Street Kitchen, Grazers, Popped!, Ray’s Place Kent, and Scratch, free range food. Commemorative beer mugs and beer tickets will also be available for purchase.

Fall Tea at the Kelso House Museum
September 30, 2017 | Noon – 3PM
Location:  Kelso House Museum and Brimfield Historical Society
4158 State Route 43, Kent, OH  44240
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Please join us for a Fall Tea. There will be a Tea Tasting presentation hosted by Sandy Smith. Tickets are $15/person. The afternoon will also include tea, finger foods and desserts. There will also be raffle baskets and a 50/50.
Space is limited for this event so make your reservations today. Please call (330) 673-1058 or email curator@kelsohouse.org for reservations.

Kent Creativity Festival
September 30, 2017 | 11am – 5pm
Location: Lester A. Lefton Esplanade between Rockwell Hall and downtown Kent.
Admission: Free
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The second annual Kent Creativity Festival provides an opportunity for people of all ages and skill levels to come together to create, share and explore the creation of all forms of art.

Aurora Fall Festival & Business Showcase
October 7, 2017 | 11am – 4pm
Location:  Sunny Lake Park
885 E. Mennonite Road, Aurora, OH
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Businesses, Organizations, Entertainment, Inflatables, Hayrides, Giveaways, Games, Prizes, Crafts, and Concessions.  Bark Boo-nanza – Rescue Groups, Vendors, Raffles & Prizes.

Family Friendly Halloween
October 27, 2017 | 5pm-7:30pm
Location:  Main Street Kent
138 E. Main St., Kent, OH  44240
“It’s time for the annual Main Street Kent Family Friendly Halloween event in downtown Kent! Come to the Hometown Bank Plaza for fun crafts and photo opportunities. Go trick-or-treating at many downtown businesses from 5pm-7pm, then stop back at the Hometown Bank Plaza for a costume contest at 7:15pm. Bring your own trick-or-treat bag and have a great time!” For more info see Facebook event page.

Trick or Treat Trot 
October 29, 2017 | Race time: 9am (registration 7:30 am)
Location:  Streetsboro City Hall
9184 State Route 43, Streetsboro, OH  44241
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Awards will be given to top overall Male and Female 1 Mile and 5K participants and 1st and 2nd place in the following age categories:  14-under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

APPLE ORCHARDS

Beckwith Orchards
Location: 1617 Lake Rockwell Road, Kent, OH  44240
330.673.6433 | website 

Blue Jay Orchard
Location: 17909 Rapids Road, Hiram, OH
440.834.4318 | Facebook page

Monroe’s Orchard and Farm Market (aka Pioneer Trail Orchard)
Location: 6313 Pioneer Trail, Hiram, OH  44234
866.519.9657 | website

Stotler’s Orchard
Location: 522 Horning Road, Atwater, OH  44201
 330.947.3373 | website

CORN MAZES

Beckwith Orchards 
Location: 1617 Lake Rockwell Road, Kent, OH  44240
330.673.6433 | website 
3 acre corn maze  – $2
This smaller corn maze is great for the younger ones.

Derthick’s Corn Maze & Farm Experience
Location: 5182 State Route 82, Mantua, OH 44255
330.569.8661 | website
2017 – 60’s themed maze.  Opening weekend September 15, 2017.

Guyette Farms Corn Maze & Fall Fun
Location:  10833 Chamberlain Road, Mantua, OH 44255
330.562.5234 | website
Saturdays and Sundays from September 23 – October 29, 2017.
TIMES: Saturdays: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Sundays: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
*Last ticket sold 1 1/2 hours before closing.
ADMISSION: Ages 3 and Up: $7 | 2 and Under: Free
*We do not accept credit/debit cards or checks.

PUMPKIN  PATCHES

Carlton Farm Produce Location:  3486 Pioneer Trail, Mantua, OH  44255
330.274.2444 | website

Derthick’s Corn Maze & Farm Experience
Location: 5182 State Route 82, Mantua, OH 44255
330.569.8661 | website

Dussel Farms
Location: 1109 Old Forge Road, Brimfield, OH
330.673-5957 | Facebook page. 

Guyette Farms Corn Maze & Fall Fun Location:  10833 Chamberlain Road, Mantua, OH 44255
330.562.5234 | website

HAUNTED HOUSES
Fortress of Fear Scream Park
Location:  10268 Hewins Rd., Garrettsville, OH 44231
330.322.7853 | website

The Haunted Wood
Location:  259 Birchbark Trail, Aurora, OH
330.562.1463 | wesbite


FALL FOLIAGE HIKES

NELSON KENNEDY LEDGES STATE PARK
State Route 282, Nelson Township, Ohio  44231
440.564.2279
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WEST BRANCH STATE PARK
5570 Esworthy Rd., Ravenna, OH  44266
330.296.3239
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WINGFOOT LAKE STATE PARK
993 Goodyear Park Blvd., Mogadore, Ohio 44260
330.628.4720
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PORTAGE PARK DISTRICT
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Lions Community Park
4484 Edson Rd., Kent, OH  44240
330.678.1852

TRICK-OR-TREAT TIMES:

ATWATER –
AURORA – October 31, 2017 | 6pm=8pm
BRIMFIELD – October 29, 2017 | 5pm-7pm
HIRAM –  October 31, 2017 | 5pm-7pm
KENT –  October 29, 2017 | 3pm-5pm
Family Friendly Halloween on Main Street Kent  October 27 – 5pm-7:30pm
MANTUA –
RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP –
RAVENNA – October 28, 2017 | 3pm-5pm
SHALERSVILLE –
STREETSBORO – October 31, 2017 | 6:30pm-8:30pm