Fall in love with Youngstown all over again with our Snapshots of Youngstown Fall 2021 promotion, happening October 1 through November 14, 2021! Take a photo and share with us what YOU are doing to enjoy the fall season. YOU could be randomly chosen as one of two weekly winners of a $50 gift card to one of Youngstown’s favorites like OH WOW! Children’s Center, Butter Maid Bakery, Mill Creek Golf Course or White House Fruit Farm, just to name a few.
Need ideas? Follow our blog series! We’ll share ways to enjoy the outdoors, and tell you where to find all the best flavors of fall. Keep reading for some of our favorite fall events throughout Youngstown and Mahoning County.
Pumpkin and Apple Picking
You can’t fully enjoy fall without apple or pumpkin picking and there’s plenty of opportunities to do so! Enjoy Fall Weekends at Molnar Farms throughout October where you can pick your own pumpkins or apples, work your way through the family-friendly corn maze or enjoy a hayride. Harvest Season is at its peak at White House Fruit Farm every day with their Fall Gift Barn stocked with holiday décor and gift items, and Pumpkin Pavilion for picking pumpkins and gourds. On the weekends, enjoy horse drawn wagon rides, a petting zoo and concession stands. If you’re looking for fall flowers and mums, head to Angiuli’s Farm Market to pick up everything you need. They also have fresh vegetables grown on-site and everything you need if you’re canning veggies.
There’s no shortage of special Autumn events throughout the area, so put on your favorite flannel and boots and head out! Some of the area’s best makers and vendors will be at the Youngstown Flea on October 9. Take the whole family to Fellows Riverside Gardens at Mill Creek MetroParks and experience the magic of fall during Pumpkin Walk at Twilight on October 10! Stroll along the Gardens’ paths that are lined with creatively carved pumpkins while enjoying live entertainment and family fun. Maze Craze, one of the country’s top ten corn mazes, is located in New Springfield. Open weekends through the end of October, you can explore in over 21 acres of corn throughout the Snow White-themed maze. They also have a 21+ Wine & Cider Adventure on select Thursdays, so get a group of friends together and get lost! And Christmas is right around the corner, can you believe it? Enjoy the beautiful scenery while getting a jump on your holiday shopping at Old-Fashioned Christmas in the Woods, October 9-10 and 16-17, featuring more than 200 craftspeople and artisans.
As the weather cools down, head to one of our many wineries to enjoy the beautiful fall colors and landscapes each has to offer. Grab one of the specialty sangrias at Halliday’s Winery then head outside and sit by one of the fire pits. Or head over to L’uva Bella Winery and purchase a bottle of their Apple Passion or the brand new Apple Pie Passion wine to enjoy with one of their menu specialties from the Bistro.
Looking for a little bit of a scare? Nightmare at the Canfield Scaregrounds is held every Friday to Sunday throughout October. Travel through the haunted house’s five terrifying attractions: Barn of Evil, Slaughter House, Gore Reformatory, Haunted Circus and Zombie Paintball Massacre. For the little ones, Monster Mania offers scenes featuring the Sanderson Sisters. After a good scare, enjoy games, entertainment and a variety of food trucks. The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is offering their Oak Hill Cemetery Walking Tour on Sunday, October 24. This walking tour will explore the stories of the famous and not-so-famous Mahoning Valley residents interred there, as well as fascinating facts around the design, traditions, and history of cemeteries. Solve the mystery at the Das Dutch Village Event Center’s dinner theater, A Calamityville Murder. You’ll love this unique brand of interactive theater when acclaimed horror-novelist, Stephen Queen, is offered a bet by rival Ann Spice. He will receive $1 million and Ann will retire if Stephen can survive the night at the infamous house on Calamityville Street.
How Do I Enter Snapshots of Youngstown?
- Now that you have some inspiration, take advantage of all the amazing events and take some photos of the ways you’re enjoying fall in Youngstown & Mahoning County!
- Submit your photo here
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Two winners of a $50 local gift card will be chosen each week, October 11 through November 14. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Mondays. Multiple entries can be submitted, but winners are limited to winning one gift card. Tap here for the official giveaway rules.