Top Nine Fall Activities

Top Nine Fall Activities

Chelsea Fisher
eSomethin Staff

Chelsea Fisher

Chelsea Fisher

With the weather getting cooler and leaves falling, it can only mean one thing: fall weather is finally here! Many people don’t know what to do in the fall, especially when Halloween is still far away. Well, I’m here to help!

Here are the top 9 (affordable) ideas for fall activities:

  1. Macqueen’s Apple Orchard: Macqueen’s is a family owned apple orchard in Holland, Ohio. They are famous for their Apple Butter Stir Festival that is held the first weekend in October. They grow 16 different varieties of apples. From the middle of September to about the third week of October, you can pick your own apples. You prepay before entering the orchard and can either walk though of drive. Learn more about Macqueen’s at http://www.macqueenorchards.com/
  2. HalloWeekends at Cedar Point: HalloWeekends is a yearly event held at Cedar Point in Sandusky where they pretty much turn the entire park into a haunted house. HalloWeekends Haunt is open every weekend from September 30th to Halloween and is, unfortunately, closed on Halloween. With over 20 different haunted experiences, it’s almost impossible not to find something to do. With deals being offered, you can save up to $90. Learn more about HalloWeekends at https://www.cedarpoint.com/haunt/tickets-offers
  3. Wheeler Farms: Wheeler Farms, or as many people know it, The Butterfly House, is a fun-for-all-ages kind of place. There are four separate corn mazes, each a different level of difficulty. There are also 24 different check points in the mazes is you want more of a challenge. Read more about Wheeler Farms at http://www.wheelerfarms.com/
  4. Octoboo Fest: On October 29th, over 500 pumpkins will be carved and prizes will be awarded downtown. There will be hayrides, live music, street performers, face painting, inflatables, petting zoo, and a costume parade with prizes. Read more about Octoboo Fest at http://www.visitperrysburg.com
  5. Hoen’s Greenhouse: Hoen’s Greenhouse in Holland is holding their fourteenth annual Autumn Harvest Festival is on October 8th and 9th. They have pumpkin picking, mazes, face painting, inflatables, a petting zoo, hayrides, pony rides, games, and more! Read more about Hoen’s Greenhouse Autumn Harvest Festival at http://www.hoensgardencenter.com/gardencenter_seasonal_autumnharvestfestival.html
  6. Pumpin Path: The Toledo Zoo is putting on a huge Halloween party on October 22nd and 23rd. There is costumed trick-or-treating, games, pumpkin carving demonstrations, magic shows, ghost stories, and live animal shows. Read more about Pumpkin Path at https://www.toledozoo.org/pumpkin-path
  7. Night in the Museum: The Toledo Zoo is opening their vaults to share the history of the zoo on October 7th. Some of these pieces have not been seen in decades, some have never been seen by the general public. This event includes penguin meet and greets, kitchen tours, delicious food, and learning about the rich history of The Toledo Zoo. Read more about the Night at the Museum here https://www.toledozoo.org/night-in-the-museum
  8. Garrison Ghost Walk: Aside from being a huge historical sight, Fort Meigs is also the home of the Garrison Ghost Walk on October 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th. This event is full of ghost stories that submerge you in the culture of the War of 1812. Read more at http://www.fortmeigs.org/ghostwalk/
  9. Boo Cruise: For only five dollars, you can enjoy a non-scary, 30 minute boat cruise. This event includes Halloween fun and treats with costumes welcomed. Reservations are required. Read more about the Boo Cruise here http://www.sandpiperboat.com/boo.jsp

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