Best Fall Activities in Ohio

Best Fall Activities in Ohio

Visiting Ohio in the autumn is an excellent time to see the trees' leaves change color. Also, with the weather becoming cooler, you will find a variety of seasonal activities that you can only do in the fall.

Are you looking for fall activity ideas while staying near the Shelby and Mansfield area? Check out our favorites!

Fall Activities in Ohio

There are many fall things to do in the Shelby and Mansfield area. Here are some unique activities that are great for the whole family:

1. Columbus Italian Festival

Attend one of the premier festivals in Columbus, the Columbus Italian Festival. It occurs during Columbus Day weekend, so it is perfect for the family to spend time together. Indulge in traditional Italian cuisine while watching Italian cooking demonstrations. You can also attend the family-friendly parade to watch the local high school marching bands and floats embrace their Italian culture.

Have fun listening to music, learning about the Italian culture, playing games and more.

2. Prairie Peddler Festival

Visit a unique outdoor marketplace in the woods by attending the Prairie Peddler Festival the last weekend of September or the first weekend of October. There are over 200 artisan booths you can shop from with various homemade goods and unique gifts. Get a head start on your holiday shopping with holiday decorations and farmhouse-chic home décor.

The festival also has many food stations, live music and kid-friendly activities. If you have children, they can have fun at the petting zoo, going on wagon rides, getting their faces painted and making candles.

3. Shady Lane Alpaca Farm

If you want to see more animals during your trip to Ohio, you will not want to miss the Shady Lane Alpaca Farm. The farm is open to the public, so guests can see alpacas, horses, chickens, sheep and more. Tour the alpaca barn and learn how people use alpaca fiber. You can also visit the farm store to find alpaca products and gifts.

Additionally, the farm hosts several blacksmith and fused glass workshops throughout the year.

4. Apple Hill Orchards

Fall activities are not complete without visiting an apple orchard like Apple Hill Orchards. With 63 acres of agricultural operation, you can find bountiful fresh produce, including:

  • Apples
  • Cherries
  • Peaches
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots

You can buy already packaged produce or pick your own. The apple orchard also has signature apple donuts and other apple products you can purchase.

Have Fun in Shelby With KOA

Add to your adventures in Shelby and Mansfield by camping at Shelby/Mansfield KOA Resort. Our KOA Campground has everything you need for a comfortable stay. 

Start planning your trip to Ohio by booking a campsite at Shelby/Mansfield KOA Resort today.

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