Where Festival Lovers Go

Fall Festivals and Foliage

Carrollton, Ohio – With its small-town charm and rolling hills, visitors can feel the stress melt away as they drive the scenic roads of Carroll County 

Located in East Central Ohio, Carroll County’s scenic vistas come alive with color as autumn arrives with its red, oranges and golds. Visitors are encouraged celebrate the heritage of this rural county and to enjoy a festival almost every weekend from Labor Day through mid-October. 

Sept. 12 is the date for the 12th annual “Dancing on the Bridge” in Malvern. It is an all-day event that is a fundraiser for community projects in the small village of Malvern. The free event includes entertainment, food and craft vendors, a car show, children’s play area, raffles and a beer garden. Jimmy & the Soulblazers will perform at 7 p.m. Check out the schedule at http://www.dancingonthebridge.net. 

The Lake Mohawk Fall Festival and Craft Show is slated for Sept. 20 and features crafts, food and a ski show. The gated lake community is open to the public during the festival, which is held at the main beach area and clubhouse. It is a free event. 

The 13th annual Scarecrows on the Square will take place Saturday, Sept. 26, on Public Square in downtown Carrollton.  This festive annual event brings area businesses and organizations together in friendly competition to construct imaginative scarecrows. The ‘crows will be on display through Oct. 19 to greet visitors making the trip to the area. 

The Village of Minerva will be bustling with activity on Sept. 26. An Oktoberfest, featuring music, crafts and a beer garden, will be held noon-9 p.m. in Minerva Municipal Park, just off U.S. Route 30. The event will close with the showing of the documentary, “Minerva Monster,” which focuses on the sighting of a Bigfoot approximately 25 years ago.  

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Also planned Sept. 26-27 in Minerva is Stockers and Streeters’ On the Bricks Car Show. This two-day event draws nearly 100 vehicles each day lined up along the village’s historic brick Market Street. 

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The 33nd annual Atwood Area Fall Festival will be held Oct. 2-4 at the Atwood Lake Park, located on the west side of Atwood Lake. The weekend celebration has everything from a Native American pow-wow to radio-controlled model planes. There will also be historical reenactments, nature displays, arts and crafts, contests, live music and a wide variety of entertainers throughout the weekend. Sunday will feature a huge car show to finish out the weekend. Visit www.atwoodfallfest.org.    


The 45th annual Algonquin Mill Fall Festival will be held, rain or shine, Oct. 9-11. This lively festival is set in a reconstructed pioneer village that is centered around an operational, steam-powered, 19th-century flour mill. The mill will be grinding wheat, corn and buckwheat flours, which will all be for sale. The festival is featured on the Bon Appétit Appalachia map because of the food traditions that are carried on, including nine tons of cabbage made into sauerkraut, homemade bread in the wood-fired oven, apple butter, chili, bean soup and more. Time-honored crafts, skills and techniques are demonstrated throughout the weekend with many of the products available for purchase. Visit www.carrollcountyohio.com/history/mill/millfest.htm.

The 16th annual Steam Show at the Carroll County Fairgrounds Oct. 16-18 completes the festival season in Carroll County. The weekend’s highlights include tractor pulls on Friday and Saturday nights with displays of tractors and engines as well as a flea market throughout all three days. Sunday will have a garden tractor pull along with a car show.  

Visitors are invited to come and stay at one of Carroll County’s three chain hotels, Atwood Lake Resort, two bed and breakfasts, cabins or campgrounds. Enjoy the local cuisine as you enjoy festival season and that gorgeous fall foliage driving tour.

Local Tourism information Carroll County Convention & Visitors Bureau

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kimberly Lewis, marketing manager
61 N. Lisbon St, Carrollton, OH 44615
330-627-0103 or 877-727-0103




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