The colorful sights, the crunching sounds and the sweet smell of pumpkin latte. Yup, it’s autumn. Most people look forward to the sweater weather; I get excited for all the fun fall activities in the Toledo area. Between the pumpkin patches, apple festivals and of course the seasonal beer you won’t run out of things to do in the 419.
Here are the Toledo Must Do’s: Fall Fun Edition
If you like to solve puzzles under a time constraint Trapped Toledo has what you are looking for. This escape room entertainment service has a variety of themes to choose from and is always changing them out. They have a Rock Star theme out now; seems like so much fun. Most games allow 4-10 people. Bring a group of friends and channel your inner Sherlock Holmes.
Fall isn’t fall with out some football. With the Toledo Rockets and the Bowling Green Falcons close by you can get your sport fix. Not to mention there are several pubs that offer football viewing on Saturdays and Sundays! Pick a game and go get your fan on!
What better way to get into the fall mood than to take a trip to Fleitz in Oregon, OH. Open from 9/13-10/31 you have to make time for this great fall infused farm. With hay rides, a corn maze, donuts and so many pumpkins to choose from you will easily spend an entire afternoon here. I go for the pumpkins but I stay for the cider slush.
Navigate through 1 or all 4 of the corn mazes at The Butterfly House in Whitehouse, OH. This event will be running 9/15-10/28. Grab a group of friends and try to find all 24 of the hidden check points. Due to my horrible sense of direction I always bring a friend to be my guide.
Although this isn’t quite in the 419 it is pretty close. Bennett’s beloved fall event, Harvest Day is filled with fall fun including horse drawn hayrides, apple picking and of course cider (hard cider for us big kids). I can’t wait to show you all the fall fun at Bennett’s Orchard in Ottawa Lake, MI. If you can’t make it for Harvest Day not to worry! Bennett’s Orchard is open from now until December. Be sure to stop by on a day they host U-Pick where you get to pick your own apples! How fun!
Calling all zombies (21 and over)! Head to Downtown Toledo, on Adams Street, for an apocalyptic extravaganza. Visit your favorite bars, enjoy local bands and embrace your inner zombie! Become part of zombie nation on October 20, 2018!
If roller coasters don’t scare you then Cedar Point’s Halloweekends will. With several haunt experiences including mazes, scare zones, shows and themed houses your inner thrill seeker is sure to leave satisfied. If you aren’t looking for too much spook because of little ones, or like me it’s not your thing, there are plenty of fun filled fall themed activities in the park as well.
Feeling up to some scares this fall? In Fremont, OH you will find a variety of thrillers in this dark attraction park. Haunted Hydro operates on weekends from 9/28-11/3 with a special event planned on Halloween night. I know I am too chicken to go through this attraction, are you?
Celebrating 39 years this local festival brings apples to life. Apple pie, apple butter and sometime apple popcorn; this is full of flavors of the autumn season. This event is taking place 10/13-10/14; don’t miss it. If apples aren’t your thing not to worry, there is something here for everyone. This was my favorite festival while serving as fair queen back in my “hay” day (yes pun intended). Read all about my experience at the Oak Harbor Apple Festival here and be sure to check it out for yourself!
There is so much to do this fall season in the Toledo area. From apple festivals to pumpkin patches there are plenty of ways to incorporate fall into your weekends. Be sure to follow my social media @hayliestory. I want to hear from you! What are your favorite things to do in the fall season?