ASHLAND COUNTY, Ohio — Every year, families gather in October to carve pumpkins for Halloween. Some people go to stores, while others make a day out of it and go to a pumpkin patch. Things may look a bit different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but families are trying to keep their traditions alive. These are the best places in Northeast Ohio to have some fall family fun.
Honey Haven Farm
Honey Haven Farm has a Fall Festival that starts on Sept. 26. You can take a horse-drawn wagon ride to the field to pick pumpkins, slingshot pumpkins, and shoot air-powered corn cannons. The farm has had to change some aspects of their festival due to the pandemic by requiring masks and enforcing social distancing. The farm is located at 1327 County Road 1475, Ashland, Ohio.
The orchard has a farmers market open daily and has different fall activities planned every weekend. Every weekend, the orchard will have different planned activities. Some events at the orchard made be canceled this year due to social distancing guidelines. The orchard is located at 8019 State Route 113, Berlin Heights, Ohio.
Patterson Fruit Farms
The farm is open year-round and sells apple cider, maple syrup, fresh fruits, and vegetables. The Fun Fest runs from Sept. 12 until Nov. 1. Tickets are limited this year due to the pandemic. Families can pack a lunch or visit their refreshment stand in their outdoor farm area designed for families. The farm is located at 11414 Caves Road, Chesterland, Ohio.
Allie's Mums may be known for their mums, but they also sell pumpkins! They started selling pumpkins in early September. They have also grown more than 6,000 mums this year in 48 different colors. The stand is located at 14804 Gore-Orphanage Road, Wakeman, Ohio.
Secor's Nurseries-Fruit Market
The nursery is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are family owned and operated. The nursery is located at 4940 North Ridge Road, Perry, Ohio.
Schlecter Brothers Country Harvest
Schlechter Brothers sells pumpkins to Lorain County residents yearly. The farm has fall decorative specialty crops. They also sell freezer beef, pork and homemade maple syrup. They are located at 51593 Ohio Road 113, Amherst, Ohio.
Donald A. Schuster Greenhouse
Schuster's pumpkin patch sells all of your fall decorating needs. You can buy pumpkins, gourds, bales of straw, decorative corn stalk, mums, and more. They also have a pumpkin patch that opens on Sept. 19. The greenhouse is located at 8638 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, Ohio.
Pickering Hills is a local family-run farm in Avon, Ohio. Every weekend they host a Fall Festival with a ton of events for the family. You can sip on some hot or cold cider while picking out your pumpkin. Pickering Hills is located at 35699 Detroit Road, Avon, Ohio 44011.
Brasee's Corn Maze
Brasee’s Corn Maze is a family-owned farm in Wellington, Ohio. They are open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting in the middle of September until the end of October. The family works on their corn maze and pumpkin patch starting in May so that it’s ready by fall. Their corn maze is eight acres and they have hidden stamps throughout the maze. Anyone who finds all of the stamps gets a free piece of candy. Brasee’s Corn Maze is located at 18421 State Route 58, Wellington, Ohio, 44090.
Spooky Ranch at Rockin'-R-Ranch
The Spooky Ranch is known for its famous haunted hayride and haunted barn. They are asking everyone that visits the ranch to wear a mask. They are located at 19066 East River Rd in Columbia Station. To learn more about the ranch, click here.
Mapleside Farms transforms into Pumpkin Village every fall. You can tackle their seven-acre Give Peace a Chance Maze, take a tour of the orchard in their cow and pig trains, enjoy a hayride, and more. The farm will be reducing capacity this year due to COVID-19 guidelines, so be sure to buy your tickets in advance. The farm is located at 294 Pearl Road, Brunswick, Ohio.
Dussel Farm has been around since 1948. Not only is it a farm, but it also has a feed store where visitors can buy vegetables year-round. The farm also has a yearly pumpkin festival that runs from late September to October. The farm is located at 1109 Old Forge Road, Kent, Ohio.
Monroe Orchard has an Apple Harvest Festival every year starting the last Saturday of September. Festival attendees can pick their own apples and pumpkins and watch them make your apple cider. You can also tour the orchard by calling 330-569-7464. The orchard is located at 6313 Pioneer Trail, Hiram, Ohio.
Rufener Hilltop Farms
The farm hosts an annual fall festival that includes inflatables, corn mazes, hayrides, pick your own pumpkins, a petting zoo, pumpkin bowling, and more. It costs $10 to attend the fall festival. The festival takes place on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The farm is located at 1022 State Road 43, Mogadore, Ohio.
The fall season is already in full swing at Arrowhead Orchard. The orchard has a corn maze, pumpkin patch and hayrides. It costs $9 per person to partake in the Fall Family Fun Weekends. The orchard is located at 11724 Lisbon Street, Paris, Ohio.
Nickajack Farms has over 500 acres on its property. You can pick your own pumpkin and take a train or walk to the picking area. The farm has a cafe where you can come and eat lunch before heading to their fall festival. The farm is located at 2955 Manchester Avenue NW, North Lawrence, Ohio.
Heritage Farm has been around for nearly 170 years. Every fall they host a Pumpkin Pandemonium. The festival will kick off on Sept. 26 and run until Oct. 29. The farm is located at 6050 Riverview Road, Peninsula, Ohio.
Their pumpkin patch has pumpkins and gourds of every shape, size, and color. You can catch the hayride out to the patch to pick your own pumpkin. Unfortunately, the adventure zone will be closed this fall due to coronavirus. The farm is located at 4480 State Route 82, Newton Falls, Ohio.
Ramseyer Farms has activities the whole family will love including corn mazes, animal pedal cart race tracks and pumpkin picking. Ticket prices are $10 during the week and $14 on the weekends. Their fall fun runs into Halloween. The farm is located at 4000 Ramseyer Lane, Wooster, Ohio.
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