Cleveland is a growing industrial city, but we are also a city with all the charm you can imagine when thinking of the Midwest. From football games to maple and apple spiced treats, Cleveland has all the traditions that make the fall months ones to cherish.
As Cleveland grows, there is a surge in new art and creativity. Whether it be new people moving to the area and bringing their flair, or locals who are expressing themselves in new ways; Cleveland is a fascinating place to be!
Autumn is our one last chance to get out in the sunlight before the inevitable snowfall. Layers are a necessity, but nothing will stop us from getting out in the great outdoors.
From traditional fall hay rides to funky art walks, look at what Cleveland has to offer this time of year.
FALL FAMILY TIME
Let’s be honest, we were doing cool fall things before pumpkin spice became all the rage. A lot of activates in these months can be done solo, but a fair amount is enjoyed while spending time with family and friends.
If you are looking for a traditional fall gathering, look no further than Patterson’s. Located in Chesterland, you will have a delight driving to the farm and seeing all the fall foliage. The fest takes place through October, with weekend and weekday availability. Activities include: apple picking, wagon rides, a corn maze and hiking. Not to mention that the bakery has freshly baked donuts that will make you want to purchase a couple dozen! You can pick your pumpkins and snack on kettle corn as you walk the premises. If you are looking for a fall day that you have seen in the movies, here’s your shot.
Who says having fun isn’t also a learning experience? The Western Reserve Historical Society has teamed up with the Hale Farm in Bath, Ohio to offer school children and families some educational fun on the farm. The festival includes opportunities to make your own apple butter or apple cider, learn about early American life and an array of arts and crafts.
It’s never too early to shop for the holidays, and there is no better place to do it than with local vendors at The Cleveland Flea. The Flea has expanded this year to include an East Side Flea which will showcase such local businesses like Luster, a new boutique located in the Van Acken District. From handcrafted art pieces to clothing and jewelry, The Flea has something to offer to everyone. The sense of community you feel when walking from tent to tent is a uniquely Cleveland experience. And seeing the creativity that Clevelanders from all walks of life have to offer is truly inspiring.
And if you are wanting to make some creative and inspiring pieces yourself, look no further than The Glass Asylum, Northeast Ohio’s premier glass blowing studio located in the Village of Chagrin Falls. The Glass Asylum offers glassblowing workshops where you work with an artist to create a glass piece of your own to take home. In the fall, you can create a super cute glass pumpkin or ghost. The studio provides complimentary beer or wine… yes you heard that right! Plus, the Glass Asylum is located directly next door to M Italian, where you can grab a bite to eat. This is the perfect group activity for a day or night out!
As Cleveland’s star continues to rise, its traditions continue to move forward. Out city has been highlighted on the national stage in the past few years, but there’s something that a native Clevelander can tell you that no one else can: we’ve always been great!
Get out this fall and see all that this city has to offer and make new traditions of your own. Whether it’s new activities or old-school charm, there’s something to fall into this time of year.