The Akron and Canton area was built on a strong agricultural history. As a result, we’re blessed with year-round farmers’ markets, local agriculture experiences and plenty of places to pick a pumpkin and sip fresh apple cider every fall.
To prove it, we rounded up a few of our favorite local spots where you can pick your own pumpkin, pick your own apples, watch your cider being pressed and eat plenty of pumpkin and apple donuts before enjoying festive, farm activities. This fall, make a trip to one (or more!) of these family farms and you’ll want to come back every year.
Use our interactive map to find the pumpkin patch, apple orchard, or corn maze nearest you!
11724 Lisbon Street, Paris
Photo courtesy of Arrowhead Orchards
2019 marks 87 years of community service, family fun and of course, delicious apples at Arrowhead Orchard! The farm is open seven days a week, but you’ll want to visit during one of their family fun weekends this year—which will run until October 20. Each weekend, Friday-Sunday, will feature a corn maze, hayrides, a hamster run, a zip-line for children, an apple train and so much more.
1617 Lake Rockwell Road, Kent
The Beckwith Orchards Cider Mill has been a family-owned and -operated farm market for over 125 years—and it isn’t hard to see why they’ve been so successful. Not only do they offer delicious, home-grown fruits and vegetables, but they also have a full bakery where you can get a freshly baked pie or cookie! This fall, don’t miss the opportunity to take a stroll through the orchard or an autumn bike ride on the adjacent Portage County Hike and Bike Trail. If you want to learn even more about the orchard, educational tours are available by appointment.
1109 Old Forge Road, Kent
This quaint, family-owned farm has been in operation since 1948, accumulating over 70 years of experience in growing, harvesting and celebrating. During the fall, that culminates into a massive Pumpkin Festival, complete with thousands of pumpkins, a corn maze, a scary bus, witches, a craft barn and tons of tasty treats!
8468 Wooster Pike Road, Seville
Geig’s might be a perfect locale for a fun-filled day of apple picking, but it’s also a top-notch place to grab a fresh-pressed apple cider, pie fillings, jams and more. Locals wait all year for the market to open so they can ring in the fall season properly!
10833 Chamberlain Road, Mantua
Photo courtesy of Eagle Vision Photography via Guyette Farms
Since 1945, the family at Guyette Farms has grown and raised a wide range of agricultural products including hay, corn, oats, hormone-free beef, honey and maple syrup. During the fall months, you can get lost in their giant corn maze, which will be open this year from September 21st until October 27th on Saturdays and Sundays.
6050 Riverview Road, Peninsula
For over a hundred years, Heritage Farms has been a picturesque setting for farm fun and special events. This year, their fall festival, Pumpkin Pandemonium, will run from September 28 through October 29 and will include a harvest maze, relaxing hayrides, pumpkin rolling, skee ball, a straw tunnel, a coloring wall and plenty of pumpkins for you to pick!
1555 Andrews Street, Hartville
Photo courtesy of Kingsway Pumpkin Farm
Kingsway Pumpkin Farm is a favorite amongst northeast Ohio families for a number of reasons—the gigantic and ornate maze, wagon rides, animals, corn box, straw tunnel and the pick-your-own pumpkin patch are just a few! Come see what all the fuss is about starting opening day (September 14) and on weekends through the beginning of November.
6193 Edison Street, Hartville
While Maize Valley Winery is mainly known for their award-winning wine, they are a perfect destination for families in the fall! When you stop by between the months of September and October, you’ll be treated to an 8-acre corn maze, wagon rides, a pumpkin jump pad, an animal train, pumpkin cannon demonstrations, a “Goat-a-Palooza”, a chicken run and so much more. Plus, adults will have a blast exploring their market—which is full of homegrown produce, savory meats, fresh breads and delectable cheeses— and tasting a few of their fantastic wines!
2955 Manchester Avenue, North Lawrence
Nestled in the adorable community of North Lawrence, Nickajack Farms is a family-owned and -operated farm that grows quality grass hay. In the fall, you definitely won’t want to miss the Fall Festival, where Nickajack turns into an autumn wonderland! The festival will run from mid-September through October and will feature a pick-your-own-pumpkin patch, a corn maze, barnyard animals, tractor train rides, a discovery barn, midway games, play areas and more!
3488 Akron Road, Wooster
Ramseyer is the place to be on September weekends and even well into October. Here, you’ll find a wide variety of activities to engage kids from sunup to sundown, including hayrides, slides, animals, pedal cart race tracks and pumpkin picking! But the real star of the show is Ramseyer Farms’ two giant corn mazes that are a sight to behold from above. One is shaped like the entire state of Ohio while the other twists and turns into a massive mural of dinosaurs! Each maze features approximately 2 miles of trails—so make sure to allow 30-60 minutes to complete it. Have smaller children? Visit their mini-maze which will only take about 10-15 minutes!
4563 Riverview Road, Peninsula
Szalay’s Farm first opened in 1931 as a vegetable farm. Now, after 88 years and four generations, they’ve evolved into a specialized sweet corn farm and an old-fashioned farm market that offers a wide variety of fruits and veggies fresh from the fields. Recently voted Akron’s Best Farm Market, Szalay’s is open all year long, but we definitely recommend that you stop by in the fall for their spectacular Fall Corn Maze! Their 3-acre maze will challenge you and your family all day, and when you finally find the way out, you can enjoy a refreshing pressed cider to celebrate!
Enjoy the fall season!
Did we miss your favorite autumn spot? Let us know in the comments!