The 7 Best Fall Festivals in Ohio!

Fall in Ohio is a time for the changing of leaves, pumpkin spice, and all the best festivals. There’s no shortage of exciting festivals to hit up once that fall chill starts to settle in. The only question is how to get to them all! Here are the best fall festivals in Ohio! 

1. Ohio Renaissance Festival, Waynesville, OH

There's just nothing else in the world quite like the renaissance festival this side of 1700s. If you've ever wanted to witness a full contact medieval joust, visit the time of knights and princesses, or just try some medieval-style food, this is your chance!

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2. Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

The Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest is the best place in Ohio to celebrate Ohio's strong German heritage with classic German music and dancing, authentic German ales and lagers, and the best wurst food in existence! Everyone's a little German at Oktoberfest!

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3. Scarecrow Festival, Washington Court House, OH

It doesn't get much more festive than a scarecrow festival! Held in downtown Washington Court House on the third weekend in September, this exciting Ohio event will offer all kinds of entertainment, delicious food, great vendors, rides, and much more.

4. Elyria Apple Festival, Elyria, OH

If you wait every year for fall to come around so you can go out apple picking and get some delicious fresh apple pies, then the Elyria Apple Festival should be your first stop! With an Apple Pie Baking Contest and apple treats all around the festival, you won't leave hungry!

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5. Barnesville Pumpkin Festival, Barnesville, OH

For over 50 years, the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival has been the biggest pumpkin celebration in the country. They've sold off pumpkins weighing over 1,700 pounds and feature pumpkin games alongside pumpkin treats that the whole family can enjoy!

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6. Dayton Fall Festival, Dayton, OH

The Dayton Fall Festival puts on a celebration of the changing seasons every year where families can come out for a day of fun at minimal cost because every activity is free! They host a variety of food trucks every year and free carnival games, pony rides, hay rides, and more. 

7. Germantown Pretzel Festival, Germantown, OH

Is there any more delicious salty snack than a fresh soft pretzel? If salty snacks aren't your thing then try one of the sweet pretzel varieties while listening to free live music and enjoying the carnival games and rides provided at the Germantown Pretzel Festival!

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