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Here Are the Top 6 Things to Do in Ohio on Labor Day Weekend

Fall is a beautiful time in Ohio. Leaves turn to vibrant colors, juicy apples hang from the trees, and crisp breezes float through the air. Labor Day Weekend, which is always celebrated the first Monday in September, is the perfect time to enjoy it all! In addition to fun festivals and events, the extra day off is a great excuse for a weekend getaway. Here, we’ve compiled the best things to do in Ohio on Labor Day Weekend to help you plan the ultimate trip!

A great place to start when planning things to do in Ohio on Labor Day Weekend is with our free Vacation Guide! We’ve include expert tips and local recommendations on restaurants, outdoor activities, shopping, local events, and more. This is the ultimate Central Ohio trip-planning tool. Access your guide today!

6 of the Best Things to Do in Ohio on Labor Day Weekend

1. Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival

One of the biggest and most popular Labor Day events in Ohio, the Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival includes four days full of food, music, parades, children activities, games, and more. The food is unarguably the main attraction, but the entertainment is a close second! Located just under one-and-a-half hours from our Inn, it’s the perfect distance for a day trip.

2. Vineyard Tours

Did you know Ohio boasts some incredible local vineyards and wine? September is harvest season and the perfect time to explore our area’s wine country! Here are our favorite vineyards in Central Ohio where you can savor delicious wine and enjoy wonderful views of the lush green countryside. This is a great way to spend your time if you’re looking for a casual, relaxing weekend activity.

3. Zucchini Fest

Ohio is full of unique and quirky festivals, and the Obetz Zucchini Festival certainly makes the list! This year’s festival includes rides, live music, plenty of food, pageants, a motorcycle show, and a fabulous parade. The festival takes place on Labor Day Weekend and admission is free! Obetz, Ohio, is located approximately one hour 20 minutes from the HideAway Country Inn.

4. Milan Melon Festival

Another fabulous and free Ohio Festival, Milan Melon Festival takes place Labor Day Weekend and is located just over an hour from the HideAway. The festival includes fun things like a Big Wheelie Race, a watermelon eating contest, a tractor pull, and a two-hour grand parade. In addition, enjoy live band performances, a barbecue, arts and crafts, an antique car show, and more!

5. Spend the Day at a Water Park

Labor Day Weekend is typically one of the last weekends that local pools and water parks are open. One of the most popular water parks in Ohio, Cedar Point will be open Labor Day Weekend from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. This is the last full day the water park is open for the season, so don’t miss your chance to cool off!

6. Enjoy the Colors of Fall

Our rural Ohio location offers countless ways to get outdoors and reset in nature. Enjoy the vibrant colors and cool weather of autumn on one of the area’s many scenic bike trails or at a nearby state park! Pack a picnic and a blanket and enjoy a lazy afternoon in nature.

Where to Stay

pet-friendly cherry suite at Hideaway

Our cozy countryside Inn provides the perfect retreat for your fall getaway. You’ll be centrally located with access to all the best things to do in Ohio on Labor Day Weekend mentioned above! Choose from a selection of charming accommodations at the HideAway Inn that feature luxurious linens, fine bath amenities, spacious sitting areas, lovely decor, and more. Several of our rooms have Jacuzzi tubs for two, gas fireplaces, and private decks!

We have something for everyone at the HideAway Country Inn, so simply select your favorite room and we’ll cover the rest! You can check the availability of all our rooms and suites here and book your stay online, or give us a call at 419-562-3013. We’re happy to help you plan the perfect Ohio getaway, so contact us today!

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