Jacki Chamberlain, CTC Marketing Specialist
Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau
It’s no secret that Central Ohio is known as one of the best places to view the changing colors of autumn. Pair this with the scenic back roads of Amish Country and you’ve found yourself a picturesque match made in heaven.
Wayne County likes to celebrate fall in a grand style with festivals, tractor pulls, farm tours, car shows, and rail excursions. Here is a sample of some of our harvest season celebrations.
6 Herb Fair Quailcrest Farm,Wooster
13 Arts Jazz Fest Downtown Wooster
13 Rodeo & Western Experience Buckin’ Ohio, Burbank
20-21 Woodcarvers Show The Wilderness Center, Wilmot
20 Fall Festival Lehman’s Hardware, Kidron
26-27 Woosterfest Downtown Wooster
27 Antique Tractor Pull Marshallville Park
27 Apple Festival Days Bauman Orchards, Rittman
3-4 Fall Fun Festival P. Graham Dunn, Dalton
4 Autumn Discovery Day Secrest Arboretum, Wooster
4 Apple Dumpling Festival Whispering Hills Campground, Shreve
4 Pioneer Fest Apple Creek Historical Society
4-5 Williamsburg Festival Pine Tree Barn & farm, Wooster
10-11 Enchanted Forest Wilderness Center, Wilmot
11 Fall Rail Excursion Railroad Heritage Society, Orrville
11 Winery Harvest Festival Troutman Vineyards, Wooster
11 Community Heritage Day James Road, Moreland
11-12 Farm Tour Northwest Wayne County
18 Bucket & Beans Car Show Historical Society, Marshallville
18 Apple Butter Making Smithville Historical Society
25 Jumpin’ Pumpkin Train Rides Railroad Heritage Society, Orrville
25-26 Fall Festival Ramseyer Farms, Wooster
Secrest Arboretum, part of The Ohio State University’s Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, is the perfect place to view the changing colors. Open daily from dawn to dusk, you are invited to hike or bike the many trails or take a leisurely stroll through one of its gardens.
Organize a family outing to Ramseyer Farms Maze Adventures and Pumpkin Patch this fall. You can make friends with the farm animals, get lost in one of their many mazes, shoot a potato in the spud slinger, take a hayride into the fields to pick the perfect pumpkin or just sit back and enjoy the scenery while munching on a bag of freshly made potato chips. Visit them online at ramseyerfarms.com
Nothing tastes as good as an apple fresh from the tree and Wayne County’s pick-your-own orchards won’t disappoint offering special dwarf size apple trees so everyone in your family can experience the delight of picking an apple right from the tree. Our Farms & Farmers’ Market section of our brochure lists hours and weekend festival dates for these farm attractions.
For a complete list of Wayne County festivals and activities see our Visitors Guide and Calendar of Events on line at www.wccvb.com or call 800-362-6474 to receive a free copy.
So grab a sweater, pack up the family car and come see why “Fall is Best of All” in Wayne County, Ohio!