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CLEVELAND (WJW) — Fall, with its stunning leaves and pumpkins and apples and cooler weather, is here. So we’ve compiled a list of family-friendly festivals to help celebrate the new season in Northeast Ohio.

Obviously, there are plenty of festivals taking place this autumn, but here we’ve only included those that specifically celebrate the season in some way and do not involve Halloween (that’s a whole other list).

Check out this list below.

Apple Butter Festival
9367 Brecksville Road, Brecksville
Sunday, Oct. 9 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Time to come out for fresh apple butter slathered on big slices of bread. Tour the Squire Rich Museum and learn about an old house while you’re at it.

Geauga County Apple Butter Festival
Chardon Square, Hambden Street, Chardon
Oct. 8-9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hosted by Geauga County Historical Society’s Century Village Museum, this two-day festival not only features freshly-made apple butter, but plenty of kite flying and other fun family activities.

Solon Fall Festival
Solon Community Park, Som Center Road, Solon
Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

So much fall in one place. It’s a celebration of the season with crafters, artisans, live music, food trucks and pumpkin decorating opportunities.

Berea Harvest Festival
Coe Lake Park, Berea
Saturday, Oct. 15 from noon to 7:30 p.m.

Bounce houses and fireworks at one event? Yes, the festival is here to provide entertainment for the whole family all day long getting people excited for fall and all that entails.


Fairs are not a part of the list, but they certainly help transition the year from summer into fall. The last area fair of the year is kicking off the week of Oct. 2 with the Loudonville Independent Fair in Ashland County. Find a full list of local county fairs right here.

Any other area fall festivals we may have missed? Let us know at tips@fox8.com.