Ohio: Warren County, Fall Festivals and Things to Do with Kids.
The perfect drive destination for parents looking for a fun family escape as the temperature starts to drop, Warren County is where families come together to celebrate the change of seasons and enjoy holiday traditions. See knights and ladies.
Every fall, Warren County hosts the Ohio Renaissance Festival where valiant 16th century knights compete in the joust and swordsmen engage in hand-to-hand combat throughout the 30-acre village. Get a lesson in traditional crafts like glassblowing and blacksmithing, and stroll the grounds feasting on juicy roasted turkey legs.Share all things apple.
Late September is Country Applefest time. This annual festival in historic Lebanon shows off the town’s good taste with savory apple pie, apple butter and delicious caramel apples; side-by-side with craft booths and farmers market items.Make a German connection.
Every October, Waynesville hosts the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival. This “tasteful” festival celebrates German-inspired cuisine, serving seven tons of sauerkraut to scores of visitors. This one-of-a-kind festival also is one of the largest arts & crafts shows in the country with more than 400 vendors.Enjoy Halloween haunts and thrills.
Thrill seekers delight in the annual Halloween Haunt at Kings Island. With blood-thirsty monsters, highly-intense attractions including chain-link mazes, frightening wooded trails and some of the most hair-raising rides on the planet, it’s the biggest scare-a-thon in the Midwest! Howl-O-Fest at Kings Island is a family-friendly fall activity where the little ghosts and goblins will enjoy activities including trick-or-treating, a dance party and a costume parade.Walk with ghosts.
Experience “living” history in Waynesville – Ohio’s Most Haunted Village during their Ghostly Walking Tours that share first and second hand accounts of ghostly encounters past…and present.Think about Christmas.
You can get in the holiday spirit with special themed events such as Waynesville’s Christmas in the Village and Lebanon’s Historic Horse-Drawn Carriage Parade. Visit Waynesville – the Antiques Capital of the Midwest and check a few items off your shopping list. While in Lebanon, you can witness an afternoon and evening candlelit parade of antique horse-drawn carriages down Lebanon’s historic downtown streets!Make an escape to Great Wolf.
It’s always a white Christmas during Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge with wintry scenes sweeping throughout the Lodge. The Grand Lobby is filled with holiday lights, bright stars, glowing icebergs and falling snow. But don’t let the cold winter theme fool you. It’s warm inside and the pools and slides are just waiting for you to jump right in.Imagine twinkling lights.
There are also plenty of shimmering and twinkling lights in Warren County thanks to Beach on Ice at The Beach Waterpark and The Christmas Ranch. Beach on Ice offers carriage rides, a live nativity, plus ice skating on the largest outdoor rink in Ohio. The Christmas Ranch’s more than 350,000 synchronized lights, which have been featured on HGTV and “Good Morning America,” are a must see for families during the holiday season!
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Warren County is just north of Cincinnati is Warren County also known as Ohio's Largest Playground because it is home to Kings Island, Great Wolf Lodge, The Beach Waterpark, and Ozone Zipline Adventures.
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