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 AND FESTIVALS

45TH ANNUAL GERMAN FAMILY SOCIETY OKTOBERFEST
Dates: September 7-9, 2018
Times: Friday 6pm-midgnight
Saturday 3pm-11pm | Sunday Noon – 7pm
Location: AGFS, 3871 Ranfield Rd., Kent (Brimfield), Ohio 44240
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Free parking.
Outdoor “Biergarten”
Special attractions & games for Kids on Sunday.
Kinder Playground.

MANTUA POTATO FESTIVAL
Dates:  September 7-9, 2018
Times: Friday – 6pm – 11pm| Saturday -10am – 11pm | Sunday -12pm – 7pm
Location: Buchert Memorial Park, Mantua, Ohio
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Live music, rides, World’s Largest Pierogi, kayak rentals from Breakaway Excusrions, Parade, food vendors, eating contests, potato sack races, and more.

RAVENNA BALLOON A-FAIR
September 15-16, 2018
Location:  Downtown Ravenna and Sunbeau Valley Farm
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Ravenna’s 40th 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.
Downtown Ravenna – Free Admission
Sunbeau Valley Farm – Cost: $5.00 per person per day – Non-Refundable
Children 12 and under – FREE Admission with a paid adult

BRIMFEST 2018
September 20-23, 2018
Location:  Brimfield Town Square
1333 Tallmadge Rd., Brimfield, OH
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2018 Brimfest Festival & Veterans Appreciation Parade
Every day:
Midway with Carnival Food & Amusement Games
Free Concerts at the Gazebo Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Vendor Tents with Crafters, Merchants & Information Tables
(Limited Vendor Spaces still available)
German Society Dancers, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Carnival Rides, Games & Fun House
KIDZ ZONE: rides, face painting, balloon animals & entertainment
Military Merchandise, Veteran Specific Information & Displays
Merchandise & Gift Card Raffles
Lions Club Mum Sale
FREE FESTIVAL ENTRANCE AND FREE PARKING

MAIN STREET KENT OKTOBERFEST
September 22, 2018 | Noon – 10PM
Location:  Main Street Kent
138 E Main St., Kent, OH  44240
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Enjoy live music, polka dancers, German inspired food and seasonal beer. Be sure to grab a picture with Hans the Squirrel!
Free entry. $10 for one commemorative beer mug and one beer ticket. Additional beer tickets $5 each.   Non-alcoholic beverages available from food vendors.

KENT CREATIVITY FESTIVAL – Cancelled
September 29, 2018 | 11am – 5pm
Location: Lester A. Lefton Esplanade between Rockwell Hall and downtown Kent.
Admission: Free
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“The 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.”

APPLE ORCHARDS


Beckwith Orchards

Location: 1617 Lake Rockwell Road, Kent, OH  44240
330.673.6433 | website
Beckwith Orchards has been a family owned and operated farm market for over 125 years.

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

Monroe’s Orchard and Farm Market 
Location: 6313 Pioneer Trail, Hiram, OH  44234
866.519.9657 | website
Apple Harvest Festivals are held the last Saturday of September and the first two Saturdays of October.

Stotler Orchard
Location: 522 Horning Road, Atwater, OH  44201
 330.947.3373 | website
(Pick your own apples – available.)

CORN MAZES

Beckwith Orchards 
Location: 1617 Lake Rockwell Road, Kent, OH  44240
330.673.6433 | website 
3 acre corn maze
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
Opening weekend September 14, 2018

Dussel Farms
Location: 1109 Old Forge Road, Brimfield, OH
330.673-5957 | Facebook page.
(Corn maze estimate to be open Sept. 15th, call ahead.)

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

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
Opening night is October 5, 2018.

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

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
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