Top Cleveland Fall Events: 2019 | Cleveland East Side Moms

Top Cleveland Fall Events: 2019

Sep 24, 2019 | Around Town


Looking for a fun fall activity for the whole family?  We have you covered, from apple and pumpkin picking to festivals and fun Halloween special events, here is our Essential Cleveland Fall Directory  (check out our Calendar for the even more things that are going on)!  These are great venues not too far from us that are so much fun for the adults and the kids!!  


Apple & Pumpkin Picking


Ransom Sage’s Farm

Pick your own apples, pumpkins and then take a wagon ride to the vineyard to pick grapes!!  This Farm is located in Chardon and it’s beyond beautiful, so make sure to bring your camera and take some family pictures, especially at this time of the year!!  If you want more produce to choose from, you can head to their Farm Market located up the street and open daily!  



Eddy’s Fruit Farm

A 5 generation family owned farm, located in Chesterland, Eddy’s has PYO apples daily until the season is over or they are picked out!!  Be sure to check out their farm market as well!! It’s loaded with lots of veggies, fruits and local products!!  



Sunrise Farm Market

Enjoy freshly made hot apple fritters, caramel apples and pure apple cider from their farm kitchen. Select from over ten varieties of crisp fall apples in the farm store and Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins right from the patch. Located in Burton, make sure to come hungry!! 



Patterson Fruit Farm

Apple picking? Check!  Pumpkin painting? Check! Enormous pile of hay for kids to play in? Check!  Gorgeous outdoor venue with loads of kid-friendly activites? Check! Patterson Fruit Farm is about 30 minutes from Cleveland in Geauga County & has all of Cleveland’s best fall activities.  The’s loads to do at Patterson’s and chances are if you’ve lived in Northeast Ohio for long, you’ve probably been here. One of the coolest things about this particular venue is the barn full-o-hay – there are slides, poles, and giant tire swings that your kids will happily exhaust themselves with, but be prepared to pick hay out of your children’s hair afterwards.  There are loads of other kid-friendly activities here as well, but don’t forget to head back into the woods to slide down the giant slide and climb in the tree house. When you’re finished with the Fall Fest activities, go pick some apples & check out their farmers market! Family Fun Fest days are from September 15th – October 28th. The cost is $5 per person on weekdays and $8 on weekends.  Check out their website for more information.



Ridgeview Farm

This farm is a little further out there in Trumbull County (about a 50 minute drive), but it’s well worth the trip.  This lesser-known family-run farm is a true gem. When it comes to Cleveland’s best fall activities, this place has a petting zoo with a large assortment of animals (when we visited, we pet a baby cow, several goats, piglets, and kittens, and we fed an emu) a playground with small bouncy house & sandbox, and SO MANY PUMPKINS!  Older children and daring adults can take a run through their corn maze, which we were told takes approximately 45 minutes to complete, even for the man who created it. They also offer pumpkin painting and have a small farmers market. To visit the farm is free. A hay ride is $5.50, the corn maze is $5.50, or you can do both for $10.  You can also opt for the full package for $12.50, which includes a stop at a pumpkin patch on your way back to the farm from the hay ride to pick a large pumpkin. The place is called Ridgeview for a reason – the view and the scenery are gorgeous. This is hands down one of the best places to see fall foliage.



Ma & Pa’s

This is another smaller farm venue that offers a few of Cleveland’s best fall activities without the crowds of Patterson.  They have a small recreational area with a swing set for the kids, lawn furniture for the adults, and hammocks for whoever claims them first.  They offer horse-drawn (!) hay rides, pumpkin painting, and other crafts for children. All hay rides include a maple cookie and a glass of cider!  They run from the 3rd weekend in September through October on weekends only, between noon and 4PM. Adults are $4, children $3, kids under 3 are free.



Fall Festivals


Beachwood Community Fall Fest

Inflatables, food trucks, pumpkin painting, zip lines, ninja course, live music, shopping and move!!   Free to the public! October 6th 12PM-5PM in the City Hall parking lot!!!

More information HERE.  


University Heights Community Fall Fest

Inflatables and activities for the kids, pop-up vendors for the adults, and food for everyone. Jersey, the nation’s best Springsteen tribute band, will headline the event.  October 6th at the Walter Stinson Park, Fenwick Road from 1-5PM.

More information HERE.  



Solon Fall Festival

Pumpkin painting, pie baking contest, hayrides, football skills competition, music, backyard games, food trucks, arts & craft show and much more!  October 12th at the Solon Community Park from 10AM-4PM.

More information HERE.  


Sirna’s Farm Festival: 

The first two weekends in October (Oct. 5 + 6 and 12 + 13)! The festival is at the family’s farm in beautiful Geauga County, less than 15 minutes from Chagrin Falls and Solon. At the festival enjoy live music, hay rides, pumpkin patch, face painting, pony rides and more at affordable prices. 2019 Admission prices are: $5 for adults and $3 for children (under 3, free). 

More information HERE.  


Lake Metropark Farmpark

Corn and Pumpkin Festival October 5-6 & 12-13, 2019; 9am-5pm.  Farmpark admission applies.

For more information, click HERE


Hiram House Pumpkin Festival

48th Annual festival.  Activities include: archery, candle dipping, haunted hay maze, petting zoo, face painting, and more!!  October 13, 10AM-4PM. Admission: $5 per adult, FREE for children ages 12 and under; All Day Activity Wristband: $25, Pancake Breakfast (10am-12:30pm): $4. 

For more information, click HERE.  


Other Fall Activities for Families:  



Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

What better way to see the fall colors than zipping through the countryside on a train?  Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad offers Fall Flyer rides, which take you right through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  Fall Flyer is a 2-hour nonstop train ride right through the park, and it is absolutely GORGEOUS when the leaves are in full color.  It runs on Saturdays and Sundays in October starting on October 5, departing from Rockside Station (Independence) on Saturdays at 9:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Northside Station (Akron) on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25 (kids under 2 are free) but there are multiple options.  See their website for more information.



Boo at the Zoo:  

Bring your kids in costume and enjoy trick or treating, unlimited 4-D Theater movies, carousel and train rides, costumed characters and the monster mash dance party! Each night the first 1,000 guests will receive a special treat bag courtesy of Meijer. Weekends October 11-27.  




Captain’s NEO Hauntaquirium 


This annual child-focused pirate party includes full Aquarium access as well as Nora the Explorer animal encounters, a DJ dance party, “campfire” stories, photo opportunities, slime-making, magic and more.  Weekends October 18-27 6-9PM. Sunday, October 27, 6-9pm is a sensory-friendly night designed for families in need. Please only purchase tickets if this applies to your family. 




Bootanical Bash 2019


Kids of all ages look forward to this annual family event. Dress in costume, trick-or-treat and experience enchanting lights in the Hershey Children’s Garden, and enjoy games, a dance party and more. This event sells out quickly, so register in advance.  October 18 & 19 5:30-8:30PM.  




Halloween Spooktacular @ The Cleveland Orchestra


Come dressed in your Halloween best for an afternoon of deliciously spooky musical fun, in a program filled with magic Tricks and musical Treats in celebration of Halloween! Delight in the musical magic of Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, shiver at the rattling bones of Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre, and more! There’s a costume contest for audience members (and orchestra musicians) and Severance Hall will be dressed up too!  October 27, 2PM.  




Are we missing any of your favorites?  If we are, please let us know so we can add them to our list!!

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