The crisp in the air, changing colors of leaves and scent of bonfires declare that fall has finally arrived. If this alone does not excite you, get ready to attend all the fall events happening this month.
The Renaissance Festival
The Ohio Renaissance Festival, which began on Sept. 1 and runs all the way through Oct. 28, is a great way to kick off the fall season. Step into the Renaissance era and adventure through the thrilling options that this festival has to offer. With a vast amount of delicious foods, shops and entertainment, attendees are bound to leave happy. If not for the shopping or entertaining shows, come for the food; Garden of Eatin, The Chocolate Raven and Marco Polo’s Bistro are among the many vendors yearning to fill your belly with sweet and savory satisfaction. With the chance to experience something different every weekend, this is an event you do not want to miss.
HalloWeekends: “Fun by Day. Fright by Night.”
With Halloween just around the corner, monsters and ghouls ache to scare the socks off eager thrill seekers at Cedar Point. On Friday and Saturday nights until Oct. 27, make your way through horrifying mazes, goosebump-worthy scare zones and wicked shows that will make you sleep with one eye open. By presenting a student ID, students get a buy one get one free deal on Fridays. For a more family-oriented outing, attend The Great Pumpkin Fest on Saturdays and Sundays with kid-friendly mazes, corn stalks, spooky attractions and more.
For a more light-hearted evening, relish the fresh air and beautiful views at the Sunflower Festival at Gorman Heritage Farm. On Oct. 6-7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy live music, arts and crafts, farm animals, food trucks/vendors and more. Admission for adults is $8, kids and seniors are $5 and members and children under three are free. For those of you that are pining for the best picture to post on Instagram, the sunflower maze offers the perfect photo op.
Heritage of Flight Festival
On Oct. 5-7, New Carlisle will host Ohio’s 14th annual Heritage Flight Festival. Kicking off the event with a “Classic Car Cruise-In”, this festival offers a wide array of food vendors, entertainment, carnival rides, games and more, including a “Parade of Planes” and “Community Parade”. On Saturday, Oct. 6, attendees can take part in a wing-eating contest to win a prize or join in on the chicken dance in an attempt to break the world record for largest group of chicken dancers; either way, it will be an unforgettable event in your book.