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17 Exciting Fall Fun Activities and Events in Lima and Allen County Ohio

Get ready, folks, because autumn has arrived in Ohio! Lima and Allen County is ramping up as we dive headfirst into the season of falling leaves and cozy vibes.

Brace yourselves for a whirlwind of autumn festivities that will leave you wanting more! Craft shows, fall festivals, and an array of fall-themed activities are just a taste of what's in store for you. Don't miss out on the chance to embark on an unforgettable autumn adventure right here in our neck of the woods.

To make things easier for you, we've put together a fantastic list of all the must-visit spots and events. So, grab your pumpkin spice latte and get ready to soak up the autumn magic in Lima and Allen County, Ohio!

Gift basket filled with fall food and ingredients
Elmview Fall Fest Benefit Gift Basket
  • Location: Elmview Pizza & Pub 3679 Shawnee Road, Lima, Ohio

  • Date: Saturday, September 16th

  • Time: 12:00 - 4:00 PM

Get ready to embrace the autumn vibes at Elmview Pizza and Pub, where they will be hosting an incredible event to support the Supporting our Soldiers - SOS Project! If you're a fan of cornhole tournaments, top-notch music by Groovin Greg, and mouthwatering food, then this is the place to be!

  • Date: Saturday, September 16th

  • Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Location: Spring Street Community Garden, West Spring St. & South Collett St., Lima, Ohio

Come on down and be a part of the apple-picking extravaganza with LACNIP! They have you covered with all the necessary gear, including gloves and tools, so you can fully immerse yourself in the experience. Plus, they will keep you fueled and hydrated with some delicious snacks and refreshing water. Whether you're craving an instant apple fix or planning to take them home, you're in for a treat!

  • Date: Saturday, September 16th

  • Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Location: 120 Chickadee PL., Lima, Ohio

  • Admission: $2 , kids 10 and under are free

The Laurel Oaks Hobby and Harvest Craft Fair is your one-stop destination, boasting a whopping 100 booths brimming with irresistible fall goodies. From trendy fashion finds to delectable culinary delights, this event has got you covered!

  • Date: Date: Saturday, September 16th (recurring weekly on Saturday through October 28th.)

  • Time: 9:00 - 10:30 AM

  • Location: Check website for locations for each week. September 16th hike will take place at Haver Ridge, 8335 Bellefontaine Rd, Harrod.

Come join us every Saturday in September and October for an incredible adventure amidst the breathtaking beauty of fall! Embark on a series of guided hikes, where you can immerse yourself in nature and discover the wonders of over 30 miles of Metro Park trails. Registration is not mandatory to join any of the walks. However, if you register for the walking series and complete at least 6 out of the 8 hikes offered, you'll receive a prestigious Metro Parks hiking medallion to commemorate your achievement.

Pumpkin and sunflower cookie
Sycamore Winery Cookie Decorating Workshop

  • Date: Thursday, September 21st

  • Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

  • Location: Sycamore Lake Wine Co., 9660 Mayberry Road, Columbus Grove, Ohio

  • Fee: $35

Unwind with your beloved wines, indulge in artistic bliss, and watch your creativity bloom on a cookie canvas adorned with sunflowers and pumpkins! Don't wait another moment – reserve your spot and prepare for an evening of pure relaxation! Get your seats here:

  • Date: Saturday, September 23rd

  • Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Location: Various Locations in Bluffton, Ohio

Prepare yourself for a fantastic celebration of the autumn season. Wander through the charming town of Bluffton and countryside, where you'll encounter a plethora of exciting activities. Immerse yourself in the art of crafting as talented artisans showcase their skills. Enjoy quality family entertainment that will leave you with a smile on your face. And of course, indulge in the delectable culinary offerings that will tantalize your taste buds. Traditional venues such as Mennonite Memorial Home, Maple Crest, the Swiss House, Bluffton Hospital, Mercy Health Family Medical, and many more will be buzzing with excitement. For specific event details, times and updates, visit us at:

Horse drawn wagon giving rides to Fall Festival participants
Swiss Community Heritage Center

  • Date: Saturday, September 23rd

  • Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Location: 8350 Bixel Road, Bluffton, Ohio

Experience what it was like to eat, play and work in 1850! As part of the Bluffton Fall Festival, the Schumacher Swiss Homestead has many treats and activities to celebrate the fall season! Starting at 10:00 AM until it's gone, indulge in fire-popped popcorn, soup from a cast-iron cauldron (starting at 11:00 AM), sandwiches one homemade bread with swiss cheese and jam, fresh cider from Suter's Morningstar press and bricks of smoked swiss and cheddar cheese. Activities include discovering "rope beds," see horse-drawn plowing, play in a hay bale maze, ride a horse-drawn wagon and more!

  • Date: Open Saturday and Sundays (September 23rd - October 30th)

  • Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Location: 19407 Ohio Highway 117, Waynesfield, Ohio

  • Gate admission: September $12 and October $15 (Ages 3- 55)

Come on down to the Furry Tail Farm in Waynesfield, Ohio and immerse yourself in the festive spirit of fall! From September 23rd to October 30th, there is a different fall theme featured every weekend. With the gate admission, you'll have access to a plethora of exciting activities that will keep you entertained throughout the day. Take a delightful hayride, bounce around on our giant jump pillow, pedal tractors, or explore our straw fort. Fancy a walk with some adorable goats or crawl through rabbit tunnels? We've got that too! For the adventurous souls, they have rock climbing walls, zip lines, and tube slides. Don't miss out on the mining station, tire towers, or the thrilling sit-n-zip.

  • Date: Saturday, September 23rd

  • Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Location: Downtown Spencerville, 116 S. Broadway St. Spencerville, Ohio

  • Free admission

Come on down to the Village of Spencerville and kick off the fall season with a bang! Get to know the small businesses and meet the incredible souls who pour their hearts and souls into these ventures, and feel the exhilaration of knowing that your support directly impacts the local community. Prepare to be spoiled with exclusive Fall Festival specials from our participating businesses, and get in on the action with thrilling games and a chance to win big with our 50/50 draw. Let's make this celebration one for the books!

flyer for the great pumpkin train in harrod, ohio
Great Pumpkin Train at Harrod Railroad Park

  • Date: Sunday, September 24th

  • Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM

  • Location: Harrod Railroad Park, 120 W 2nd St, Harrod, Ohio

The Pumpkin Train Festival will have an incredible array of pumpkins just waiting to be taken home, along with a mouthwatering selection of hotdogs, apples, caramel treats, and kettle corn that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy. But that's not all! Prepare to be starstruck as beloved characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy grace this festival with their presence, ready to shower you with warm hugs. And don't miss out on witnessing the mesmerizing skills of a giant pumpkin carver, showcasing their incredible artistry.

fall wreath decoration on a blue cake
Sara's Sweets Cake Decorating Workshop

  • Date: Various Dates in September & October. Check website for available dates

  • Time: Varies

  • Location: Sara's Sweets, 435 S. Eastown Road, Lima, Ohio

  • Price: $75

Come and indulge in a delightful experience at Sara's Sweets! Led by the talented Sara and her incredible bakery team, this class promises to be a memorable one. Get ready to learn the art of adorning our Fall Pumpkin Wreath cake. Throughout the session, you'll be taught various techniques, including crumb coating and prepping the cake with buttercream, applying a smooth base coat, and adding exquisite floral details. Your ticket includes a scrumptious spread of light charcuterie and treats, a 6-inch cake to take home, and most importantly, the valuable knowledge and skills to create your very own masterpiece!

Come on down to the Fall Yard Sale & Craft Show and show your support for the adorable animals at the Ohio SPCA & Humane Society shelter! They have got an exciting lineup of raffle baskets, scrumptious baked goods, and plenty more surprises in store. And here's the best part – you'll have the chance to meet some of their furry friends, all dressed up in their spooktacular Halloween costumes!

painted sign with witch hat and I put a spell on you message
Board & Brush Bluffton Witches Night Out

  • Date: Thursday, October 5th

  • Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

  • Location: Board & Brush, 562 N. Main, Bluffton, Ohio

  • Admission: Ages 12 & Older $35 and pre-registration is required

Get ready for a wickedly fun time at Board & Brush of Bluffton's 4th annual Witches Night Out! It's time to embrace the Halloween spirit and unleash your creativity at this thrilling mini-sign workshop. They've got you covered with all the materials you'll need, and their expert instructors will guide you through each step to craft a spooky masterpiece for your haunted abode or a bewitching present. But wait, there's more! You can also snag an additional sign during the workshop for just $15. And here's a treat for all the witchy fashionistas out there: wear your witch hat and enjoy a delightful $5 discount on bonus signs!

  • Date: Saturday, October 14th

  • Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Location: Johnny Appleseed Park Office, 1682 Slabtown Road, Lima, Ohio

  • Fee: $40 (Registration Required)

Come on down and join the Johnny Appleseed Metro Parks for an exciting workshop where you can learn the art of creating fall market baskets. Get ready to unleash your creativity as Chris Baker guides you through the process of assembling your very own fall market basket. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity! To secure your spot, make sure to give the park office a call at 419-221-1232 and register before October 11.

  • Date: Saturday, October 14

  • Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Location: Fasset Farm, 22532 Bowsher/Grubb Rd. Cridersville, Ohio

  • Admission: Free

Come and experience a delightful autumn extravaganza at the farm! Get ready for a fantastic time filled with exciting hayrides, lively auctions, bouncy house adventures, and enchanting face painting. And that's not all! Indulge in mouthwatering food and enjoy free admission to this incredible event.

  • Date: Sunday, October 29th

  • Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM

  • Location: 1751 Spencerville Road, Lima, Ohio

  • Fee: See website

Come and be a part of the Lima Kiwanis thrilling 5K or 1 Mile Fun Run! Get ready to shine with their awesome glow in the dark finisher medals and age group awards, exclusively for the first 250 participants who sign up. By joining them, you'll also be supporting the Kiwanis community projects that aim to make a positive impact on the children of Allen County.

  • Date: Sunday, November 5th

  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM

  • Location: Johnny Appleseed Park Office, 1682 Slabtown Road, Lima, Ohio

  • Fee: $15 per person. Register by November 2

Get ready for the cold, winter months with this Chunky Blanket Workshop at the Johnny Appleseed Park office! Learn how to make a chunky blanket with Adelyn Lafferty. You will need to bring 8 skeins of Hobby Lobby yarn Bee Eternal Bliss yarn. Class size is limited.

Keep your eyes peeled on our dynamic community calendar, constantly refreshed with thrilling events. Don't miss out on the latest additions, so make sure to stay tuned and revisit the calendar frequently. There's always something new and delightful waiting to be discovered in our vibrant community!

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