30+ Fall Family Favorites in Toledo!!

As I sit here collating this list of AWESOME fun fall family activities I find myself longing for Fall….the gorgeous colors, soft comforting embrace of a sweater, smooth warm cappuccino on a dewy October morning, picking apples, carving pumpkins, pumpkin pie, apple fritters, adorable little kiddos in their Halloween costumes, fall festivals, and so much more! I can’t wait for Fall!! It is one of the absolutely most magnificent season to experience in Toledo Ohio! But don’t blink, it goes by way too fast so be sure to get all these fun events on your calendar now so you can relax, enjoy, and soak in all the splendor that is Fall!


1. WOW District’s FALL Festival (Second Annual WOW District Fall Festival featuring food trucks, live entertainment, art walk, kids costume contest, raffles, giveaways, and so much more!) Saturday October 14th 12pm-5pm

2. Harrison Rally Day festival! (Full day of outdoor entertainment for the entire family presented by the Perrysburg Area Chamber of Commerce….Parade starts at 10 am) Saturday Sept. 16th 9am-4pm

3. Roche de Bouef Festival in Waterville (Event the entire family will enjoy! Parade starts at 10am! Children will love the kids’ zone & parents can shop for beautiful art and one of kind items. Take a journey back in time with their Pioneer Village, see amazing cars in the car show, and enjoy wonderful music and entertainment throughout the day). Saturday Sept. 23rd 9am-5pm

4. Little Boo at the Zoo (for strollers & preschoolers) Thursday Oct. 19th & Friday Oct. 20 10am-3pm & Pumpkin Path (for the older kiddos…this one is spread out more and has more candy stops!) Saturday Oct.21st & Sunday Oct. 22nd  

5. Gust Brother’s Farm (Visit with the fam animals…cows, pigs, bunnies, roosters, etc. for FREE But make certain you bring some cash for a donut treat and possible hayride…very economical Fall Family Fun!) Open 7 days a week 9am-7pm Sept. 10th-Oct.31stFALLhalloween 006

6. MacQueen’s Apple Orchard (Everyone and their brother attends their Apple butter Festival, it is usually crowded but fun! Feels like you are a part of something really special and chances are you will run into friends) Apple Butter Stir Festival is Saturday Oct. 7th & Sunday Oct. 8th 10am-6pm

7. Erie Orchard-(Pick apples and pumpkins! Awesome weekend activities for families ALL there weekends are a blast!….Kids Weekends include magic shows, pony and hay rides, and so much more! Make certain you get one of their apple fritters….SO GOOD!!) They literally have something awesome every weekend in the Fall, check the calendar of events on website for details

8. Fleitz Pumpkin Farm (Mini-corn maze, hay rides, goats, chickens, straw tower, corn sandbox, and more!) Open every day 10am-7pm Sept. 12th- Oct. 31st

9. Hoen’s Greenhouse & Garden Center (Fall Festival – A Family Weekend (2nd weekend in Oct) U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, Fall Decorating Items: Cornstalks, Straw, Indian/Broom Corn, Gourds & Much More!)

10. Sandpiper Fall Color Cruise (2 hour cruise; enjoy seeing the Fall colors will sipping hot cider and tasty donuts!) Weekends in Oct. Adults are $18 Children are $10FALLorchard 037

11. Sandpiper Halloween Boo Cruise (non-scary, 30 minute boat ride, costumes welcomed, on $5!!) Multiple Dates in October check their calendar for availability.

12. Butterfly House Corn maze Open Sept. 16th-Oct. 29th Fridays 5-11pm, Saturdays noon-11pm, & Sundays noon-8pm only

13. Pumpkin Peddler (Fun family activities…Hay rides, face painting, pumpkin maze, etc.) Open in October Weekdays noon-dark, Saturdays 10am-dark, & Sundays 11am-dark 

14. Country Lane Tree Farm-(Milk a real cow, feed goats, lamas, etc. hold adorable baby animals, corn cannon shoot, corn maze, barrel train ride, pony rides….and this is a fun one for the older crowd… Haunted Hayride!!) Fall Farm Festival Opening Day is Oct. 7th at 11am                          

15. Applebutter Fest in Grand Rapids (Historical re-enactments, pioneer demonstrations, crafts, music, food, and family fun along the beautiful Maumee River) 41st Annual Fest on October 8th 7am-5pm

16. Wolcott House- Paranormal Activity (For the big kids-Take a candlelit night tour of the historic Wolcott House where paranormal events have been documented within its rooms over the years. After seeing a short film on the Wolcott family and their time in Maumee, a docent will take you through the rooms in the historic home and relate the strange happenings that have taken place within its walls.) Paranormal Activity Tour is Saturday Oct. 28th at 8:30pm

17. Wolcott Heritage Complex (Enjoy an afternoon of family time together. Listen to live music or enjoy a story at the log house. Youngsters can make a craft to take home and so much more. Cost: Free!) Family Fun Fest is October 7th 9am-4pm

18. Old Road Dinner Train Family Excursion (Make reservations now!) October 14th train departs at 12:30pm $15 for adults $10 for kids (2-12) 2 and under are free

19. Trabbic Pumpkin Farm-hay rides, pick your own pumpkins & more Opens for the season Set. 16th open every day 10am-7pm (Harvest Mass  October 1st at 5pm)

20. Sauder’s Village Family Fun Nights (There is something magical about being in the Village after hours! Register now to take part in their sixth annual Fall Family Fun Night! Take a hay ride in our tractor driven trolley, make a cordage bracelet and a fall themed craft to take home, enjoy pumpkin and cookie decorating, take an evening train ride, and warm up with hot cocoa Space is limited so register early!) Oct. 20th-21st 6-8:30pm (preregistration is required so call today 419-446-2541) ALSO Sept. 30th 10am-5pm is Lucas County Appreciation Day, ALL Lucas county residence get in for FREE FALLhalloween 013

21. Downtown Sylvania 32nd Fall Festival and Parade! October 15th 11am-4pm

22. Trick or Trot 5K Run at Fallen Timbers– (have kiddos dress in costume, this is for a great cause, and lost of fun!) Saturday October 28th registration starts at 8:15am

23. OctoBOOfest Downtown Perrysburg October 28th 10am-2pm

24. Olander Park Halloween Hike! October 28th

25. Fort Meigs Garrison Ghost Walk – (Come to Fort Meigs for a “spirited” stroll this fall at the Garrison Ghost Walk. Tour the fort with your 1812 guide and encounter the spookier side of this historic place. The whole family will enjoy hearing tales from the past, and while the ghosts may not be real, the fun certainly is! Proceeds from this event go to the Old Northwest Military History Association. Reservations are required). October 20,21,27 & 28th 7pm – 8:30pm timeslots (for all ages) 8:45pm & 9pm (adult only tours) Adults $10 Kids (6-12) $5 Kids 5 & under are free book your tour online now

26. Valentine Theatre Silver screen Classic Films– (October 27th @ 7:30pm The Shining…tickets are only $5 & they offer Tall Drafts, Full Bar, and Popcorn!!)

27. Cedar Point Hallow Weekends!! (This one pretty much speaks for itself!! Fun festivities for kids during the day. Nights are recommended for the older crowd…Cedar Point after dark is scary fun!!) Friday & Saturday Night Sept. 15th-Oct. 29thFALLorchards 159

28. Wauseon Chili Cook-Off  September 23rd 11am-4pm FREE family fun!!!

29. Marvel Universe Live at Huntington Center– (Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and many more join forces in a race against time to defeat Loki in his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of Asgard and Earth. This all new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains that the universe has to offer. Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and video projection in this incredible adventure. Fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel Universe and experience it all with their family…LIVE!) October 7th 11am & 3pm shows October 8th 1pm &5pm tickets start at $22

30. Toledo Symphony Family Series – Halloween Spooktacular (This is a favorite Halloween tradition! Have the kiddos come dressed in costume for the costume parade! In the past they allowed the kiddos to get up close and personal with instruments (like an instrument petting zoo!) and played spooky classics everyone knows and love. Best part, kids have an opportunity to walk across the stage in their costume parade….make sure the costumes are stage ready, moms!) October 29th 3pm Tickets $25


Don’t see one of your favorite Fall family activities on the list? Have a great Fall event you want to share? Please feel free to add it to the comments.

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3 Comments on “30+ Fall Family Favorites in Toledo!!”

  1. October 6, 2017 at 8:21 am #

    Many thanks for useful article, you helped me a lot.

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