I must admit, the thought of summer coming to an end was not a happy one a few weeks ago, so I am a little surprised to say that I changed my mind. The trees are beginning to turn beautiful red, orange, and yellow hues, we’ve been cooking hot, hearty meals at home, and opening the windows to get a nice breeze and the scent of bonfires has been great. I’m actually enjoying it far more than I thought! Here are some great fall events for you to enjoy the season too. This is not a complete listing – there are SO many events, so please check our Events Calendar, and our special fall section Spooky Stark!
September 13 – October 31
Fall Festival at Nickajack Farms: Where else can you enjoy hayrides, a corn maze, famer joes barnyard, rascals round up, the Discovery barn, and pony rides, every single day until October 31st?! Definitely take the camera for this fun day!
Molly Stark Harvest Festival will be going on from 3 – 7 p.m. and will include lots of children’s activities, and then a great performance by the Stockdale Family Band from 5 – 7 p.m. Bring your blankets and chairs to settle in for an afternoon outdoors! (In case of rain – the event will be moved inside!
Minerva Oktoberfest: They have what you want… lots of children’s activities AND a beer garden complete with live showing of the Ohio State Game! Football & Fall Fun!! Did I mention their contests include contests – pie baking, stein holding, dressed dogs, and corn hole!?
It’s Grape Fun!
Festa Gervasi! 3rd Annual Grape Harvest Festival at Gervasi Vineyard - What could be more beautiful than Gervasi Vineyard in the fall? Enjoy activities, food, and live music!
Canton First Friday: Arts on Fire - If you’re like me, First Friday is a monthly ritual! This month, check out at least 5 brand new businesses. Plus, the usual live music in the streets – including Yankee Bravo, Hey Monea! and Elec Simon. The best part about this event, wandering and people watching. There is no rush, just a great evening out!
October 10 & 11:
Enchanted Forest at The Wilderness Center - It’s Educational – not scary! Join in on a pumpkin lit trail led by fireflies to meet the creatures of the Enchanted Forest such as Spider, Owl, Tree Frog, Coyote, Skunk, Raccoon, and more!
Massillon Zombie Walk - Zombies, all over Massillon… need I say more?
Fall Festival at Spring Hill Historic Home
October 11 & 12
Annual Fall Festival at Spring Hill Historic Home - have you ever been to this hidden gem? This is a great time to check it out – they’ll have caramel apples and a petting zoo too!
HALLoween Family Fun Day at the Pro Football Hall of Fame – Get it… HALLoween at the HALL of Fame! It shouldn’t take much convincing to take your little ghouls and goblins for this event!
Wizards’ Gathering Enchanted Day at the Fieldcrest Estate – This series of Wizard inspired events is in it’s second year – basically it’s the coolest Wizardry event around town. You want to be there, trust me!
Family Fall Fest at Petros Lake Park (Stark Parks) - Trick or Treat! Dress up in your Halloween costumes – this event goes on rain or shine, with family fun and sweet treats!
3rd Annual Halloween Bash at Nickajack Farms - It’s a Halloween Party!!!
Stark Parks Family Fall Fest
Costume Party Palooza with the Players Guild - No scary costumes, just good clean fun for the kiddos complete with games and prizes!
Wizards’ Gathering Sinister Side at the Fieldcrest Estate - As I said before, you definitely want to check out all the amazing wizardry this series of events has to offer!
Boo U at Kent State University at Stark - Sorry, college students, this one is for the little ones! Bring your kiddos for stories around the fire, a walk around the pond, games, and so much more! Dress in costume – and for indoor/outdoor fun!
Halloween at the Boo-seum at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum - Enjoy trick or treating in the Street of Shops and Discover World! This is a great Halloween Party!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Canton Palace Theatre - My suggestion, make this an adult friend tradition! You will love it!
Ghost Tours in Historic Zoar Village - Learn a little about Zoar and some ghostly stories while you stroll along the historic town!