Best 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!
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Marion Popcorn Festival
One of the biggest and most popular Labor Day events in Ohio, the Marion Popcorn Festival includes three days full of headlining bands, parade, bike tour, 5k run, fine arts and crafts, Kiddie Korner, and an over-50 softball tournament. There are numerous rides and activities for the whole family. 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.Learn more about the Marion Popcorn Festival
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! Some our favorite vineyards in Central Ohio include White Shutter Winery, Shamrock Vineyard, Winery 1285, Fox Winery, and Dragonfly Vineyard and Wine Cellar. 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.
Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival
Ohio is full of unique and fun festivals, and the Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival certainly makes the list! This year’s festival includes amusement rides, live music all weekend, ethnic food wagons, unique arts and crafts for sale, and a children's area where they experience hands-on activities related to the heritage of our country. The festival takes place on Labor Day Weekend and admission is free, with the exception of the Living History Village which is approximately $3. It is held in downtown Tiffin and Hedges-Boyer Park between Summit and Coe Street. Tiffin, Ohio, is located approximately 35 minutes from the HideAway Country Inn.Learn more about the Heritage Festival
Little Brown Jug
Another fabulous day trip for the horse lovers, Delaware County Fair takes place Labor Day Week and is located just over 40 minutes from the HideAway. The fair hosts The Little Brown Jug September 22, 2022 on the fastest half-mile track in harness racing in the world! Come fo rth etradition and enjoy the season's best 3 year old pacers. Enjoy some fair food and favorite snacks between races and cheer on your favorite driver. Check the website for ticket prices and availability.Learn more about the Little Brown Jug
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!
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
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.
Call HideAway Country Inn today at 419-562-3013 for event information, pricing, and reservations.