Pumpkins, Fall Festivities and More!

Looking for a fun activity to enjoy with family and friends this Fall? Northeast Ohio has a variety of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, haunted houses and Halloween activities happening right now! According to NorthEastOhioFamilyFun.com, there are several great places to find some of the biggest best pumpkins!

Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay rides, and good old fashion fall family fun! Here are all the Northeast Ohio Farms hosting fall festivals this year.

Rockin’-R-Ranch Old West Pumpkin Fest

19066 East River Rd. (SR 252), Columbia Station Ohio 44028

Rockin’-R- Ranch is Cleveland’s No. 1 and Largest Halloween Attraction.  For over 20 plus years, the ranch located in Columbia Station, Ohio has been entertaining people of all ages, with two…

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Maze Craze

14070 Woodworth Rd (ST Rte 165) New Springfield, OH 44443

Maze Craze located in New Springfield Ohio is a wonderful fall destination.  All ages will enjoy the challenge of navigating over 20 acres of corn that has been transformed into a larger than life…

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Nickajack Farms Fall Fun

2955 Manchester Avenue Northwest, North Lawrence Ohio 44666

Nickajack Farms educates about and celebrates agriculture. Nickajack Farms is a 120 acre working farm.  Built in 2004 Nickajack Farms is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a fun filled Fall…

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Red Wagon Farm Pumpkin Festival

16801 East River Road (Route 252), Columbia Station Ohio 44028

Red Wagon Farm is family-owned and operated farm located in Lorain County.  Throughout the year you can purchase a wide variety of local fruits and vegetables at their farm market. During the fall…

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Kingsway Pumpkin Farm

1555 Andrews St. NE, Hartville Ohio 44632

Kingsway Farm prides itself in offering a family oriented, cheerful atmosphere, free from the dark side of Halloween. Creative, artistic photo ops are displayed throughout the farm. Children can…

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Ramseyer Farms

3488 Akron Road Wooster, OH 44691

A fifth-generation family farm located in the heart of Wayne County a short drive from Cleveland, Akron and Canton Ohio.  Ramseyer Farms believes in the importance of quality family time, and has…

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Maize Valley Fall Family Fun

6193 Edison Street NE Hartville Ohio 446323

Maize Valley Market & Winery is located in beautiful Hartville, Ohio just a short drive from Akron, Canton and Cleveland.  Whether you’re planning an outing for you and the kids, or if…

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Get Ready for Cleveland’s Downtown Dog Park!

Photo: Scott Suttell via Twitter

Good news for dog owners of downtown Cleveland! The first Downtown Dog Park is coming to the Warehouse District. It’s location will be planted west of Settler’s Landing Rapid Station. Thanks to the supporters and donations from residents of Cleveland, this dog park will be a great space for people to walk and play with their dogs. Scott Suttell, of Crains Cleveland, writes of the success of donations to make this dog park possible:

DCA said in a news release that about 60% of the $10,000 community goal came via online donations. Downtown residents made up nearly 70% of those who pledged online support, DCA said, while the remaining 30% came from Greater Clevelanders and donors outside Ohio, including pledges from New York City, Orlando and Raleigh, N.C.

The remaining 40% of the $10,000 community goal came from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District — an organization that for a few years has run the high-visibility Pick Up Poop campaign to encourage responsible dog ownership that yields cleaner water.

“Enthusiasm for this dog park was contagious,” said Laura Wiegand, director of development for DCA, in a statement.

Construction on the park began this week. DCA estimates it will be complete “within a few weeks.” It will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, for dogs and their humans.

The dog park is in Settler’s Landing Park, an open area adjacent to the RTA station on the eastern bank of the Cuyahoga River. It has 4,500 square feet of play area and will be equipped with pea gravel, fencing, a gated entrance and benches for humans.

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Fall Has Arrived in CLE

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It’s that time of the year again! Time to break out the warm knit sweaters, pull on those boots and grab a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. Fall has officially arrived in Cleveland and some may say it’s one of the best season in Ohio. It’s also a time to mark your calendars for some awesome #FFF – Fun Fall Festivals! Laura DeMarco, of The Plain Dealer gives us , “More than 30 family, art, music, ethnic and harvest festivals” to look out for this season:

Simple Moments Farm First Annual Pumpkin Festival, 1245 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Copley: Pumpkins, gourds, mums, cornstalks, refreshments, games, kids’ crafts, a bounce house and more. Free admission. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 27, and Oct. 4, 11, 18. Information: www.simplemomentsfarm.com

Barberton Mum Fest, 500 West Hopocan Ave., Barberton: The largest displays of mums in North America, with more than a million blooms on the shores of Lake Anna. Free admission. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28. Information: 330-848-6653.

Cleveland Metroparks Pioneer Fallfest, Brecksville Reservation: Travel back in time to the 18th century and discover just how different life was three centuries ago. Free admission. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Information:clevelandmetroparks.com

Freedom Festival, Cozad-Bates House, 11508 Mayfield Road (University Circle): Educating Clevelanders about Northeast Ohio’s role in the Underground Railroad. Storytelling, drumming, quilts. 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Information: 216-231-0301.

Bremec Garden Centers Annual Family Fall Fest, 12265 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland: Bring the whole family to enjoy face painting, pumpkin painting, Jungle Terry, Euclid Beach Rocket Car rides, magic shows by Rick Smith Jr. and more. Free admission. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. For information: info@bremec.com or 440-729-2122.

St. Stanislaus Parish Polish Festival, 6601 Baxter Ave., Cleveland: Polish food, boutiques, polka dancing, polka bands, church tours and more. Free admission. 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3; 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. Information: 216-341-9091 or www.ststanislaus.org.

Lakewood Scarecrow Festival, Madison Avenue between Warren and Hilliard Avenues: Family-friendly scarecrow displays up beginning Wednesday, Oct. 8. Call 216-630-6349 by Saturday, Oct. 4, to register your scarecrow.

Medina Halloween Harvest Festival, town square: A costume contest, trick-or-treating, magic shows, a pet parade and costume contests. Free admission. 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Information:mainstreetmedina.com

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Small Box Cleveland Initiative

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A rendering of Small Box. Credit: Sixth City Studio

If you could add one thing to the Warehouse District of Downtown Cleveland, what would it be? If you said retail, then you’re in luck thanks to the Small Box Cleveland initiative of the Warehouse District Organization.  Today Small Box announced it’s plans to open it’s first retail later this month. Lee Chilcote, of Freshwater Cleveland discusses today’s announcement in full:

Small Box Cleveland, an effort to lure more retailers downtown by converting used shipping containers into small storefronts, will open its first shop on Sunday, September 14th. The Cleveland Browns have signed on to the project, with the team opening a merchandise store just in time for football season. In a few weeks, two additional independent stores, the Banyan Tree and the Wandering Wardrobe, also will open new ventures inside refurbished containers.

“This is an exciting time for the city with the growth of downtown, and it’s important for us to be part of that,” says Brent Stehlik, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer for the Browns. “We see this as an opportunity for us to reach fans with a different approach. It’s a way to reach new audiences.”

Small Box is a project of the Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation (HWDDC). The new stores will be located on a parking lot at West 6th and St. Clair owned by Weston Inc., a development company that donated nine parking spaces for the project. Small Box is intended to be a creative solution to the retail conundrum in downtown Cleveland — that is, residents, visitors and office workers say they want more retail options, yet many retailers are not ready to take the plunge until there’s proven demand. On top of that, many downtown spaces are larger or more expensive than retailers want.

Tom Starinsky, Associate Director of HWDDC, says that he developed the small box idea after learning about a similar project in Brooklyn. He saw it as a way to seed the viability of new downtown retail, and also to test how feasible it would be to redevelop surface parking lots for new mixed-used development. After a successful crowdfunding campaign — more than 100 individuals donated a total of $20,000 to the project — and additional fundraising, Small Box was ready to go.

Each container store costs $20,000 to build. Cleveland Container StructuresWolf Maison Architects and 44 Steel designed and fabricated the structures. Tenants are being charged modest rents that help cover HWDDC’s costs to run the project. HWDDC also plans to create a small park at the corner of West 6th and St. Clair using recycled materials to build out the space. The concrete will be painted green to imitate grass, benches will be made from pallets upholstered with AstroTurf, and fencing will be made from pieces of shipping containers. It will have a “front lawn feel” with an urban vibe, says Starinsky.

The 8’ x 20’ shipping containers front the sidewalk. The contractor cut holes in the fronts of them and installed custom-built storefront window systems. The interiors will have electricity to power lighting, heat and air conditioning. The spaces are insulated with OSB board but have no plumbing. Tenants have the ability to paint their own boxes and add creative signage.

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Excitement fills the neighborhood, as the idea of more clothing shops become apart of this area. What retail would you like to see added to the Warehouse District?

 

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Hofbrauhaus Cleveland to Open September 23

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The Hofbrauhaus Cleveland marks the reversal of a trend capped off by the closing of the Hofbrau Haus, a Cleveland institution throughout the 20th century, known for its ethnic food. (Plain Dealer file photo)

 

Affiliated with the original Hofbrauhaus in Munich, Germany, HofBrauhaus Cleveland is the next American franchise to be opened. In an article written by John Petkovic of The Plain Dealer, he explains the soon to be Hofbrauhaus of Cleveland.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — As Clevelanders get ready to ring in Oktoberfest, a massive new addition to the downtown nightlife scene is preparing a year-round Bavarian party.

Hofbrauhaus Cleveland is shooting for a September 23 “soft” opening, followed by a keg tapping to mark the grand opening on October 22.

The 24,000-square-foot entertainment venue  — located on Chester Avenue between Playhouse Square and the Greyhound Bus Station – is affiliated with the original Hofbrauhaus. You know, the place in Bavaria founded by the beer-guzzling Wilhelm V, in 1589.

The Cleveland restaurant will brew and sell Hofbrau beer and includes three floors and a number of rooms, the most prominent being the 450-seat beer hall and the 1,000 seat beer garden.

As they say, Leben ist sehr gut in einem Biergarten.

Yes, the theme is a Bavarian party, complete with servers in dirndl and lederhosen outfits and hearty food. But Hofbrauhaus will be trying to capture the vibe as well.

“We’ll have large tables here and communal seating so you can meet new people and make new friends and sing along together,” says marketing and sales manager Andrea Mueller, standing in the middle of the soon-to-be beer hall. “That’s really a European approach we’re trying to bring to the place.”

In a matter of weeks, she could find herself singing along to her father, Reiner Mueller, who plays trumpet in Deutsche Musik Verein. Hofbrauhaus will host German bands many days.

“My dad is really excited to play here and proud that I’m working here,” says Andrea Mueller. “I never thought it would take working in a beer hall to make him proud – but to a lot of German people this place is a source of pride and a landmark.”

It’s no surprise. This Hofbrauhaus marks a reversal in a movement that was capped off with the death of the old Hofbrau Haus. The latter – a restaurant and gathering place on East 55th Street — was a landmark for most of the 20th century.

It was eye-catching with its fake stone castle facade, adorned with coats of arms. It was also a magnet for European immigrants, who would come for the food. The place closed for good in 2000 – a victim of ethnics leaving the city for the suburbs.

“We’re hoping to bring these people back to the city,” says Mueller, a Cleveland native and German-American who grew up speaking German. “My grandmother and her friends can’t wait to come down and check this out – so we’re working on buses for church and social groups.”

It will also give Clevelanders a chance to check a little-known gem known as the Hermit Club. The 110-year old Tudor-style building will be used as part of the Hofbrauhaus – including a beautiful performance room that will play host to 120-160 people.

“The look of the Hermit Club is a natural fit with the Hofbrauhaus,” says Mueller. “It’s an opportunity to show this beautiful space off to Clevelanders who never knew about it.”

But first, there is work to do – a lot of it.

Hofbrauhaus Cleveland, which plans to employ 220, is hiring servers, bussers, cooks and expeditors (for employment info, go to hofbrauhauscleveland.com).

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So get ready for some delicious bavarian food, drinks and music coming to Cleveland September 23rd!

 

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Why Downtown Cleveland Needs the Downtown Dog Park

Dog owners living in Downtown Cleveland it’s time to take a poll:

  • How often do you take your dog for a walk per day?
    • 3-5  times a day
    • 5-7 times a day
    • More than 7 times a day
  • How long does your dog get exercise per day?
    • 20-40 minutes a day
    • 45 minutes a day
    • 1-2 hours a day
  • What kind of exercise does your dog get per day?
    • Walk around the block
    • A game of fetch
    • Run around the block

According to dogtime.com,

“Generally speaking, a leashed walk around the block isn’t going to cut it. Most dogs need 30 to 60 minutes of exercise a day. Your canine pal needs enough that he’s slowed down by the time you stop.”

So what did your results conclude? It is clear that city dogs have a much harder time receiving the proper exercise they need in a day, due to many different factors. One main factor being that there is no safe place for dogs to run free and play in the city. Inactive dogs can become overweight, incur illness, and even develop depression.

Help your dog stay happy and healthy by donating today to the Downtown Dog Park Initiative brought together by Downtown Cleveland Alliance and the Warehouse District Organization of Cleveland.

DONATE HERE

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Moving to Downtown Cleveland? Here’s What You Should Know

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So we’ve read the headlines, watched the videos, and heard the buzz. But what is so great about Cleveland, Ohio? In a recent article posted on ThoughtCatalog.com, we were given 1o great examples of, “10 Reasons Everyone Should Move to Cleveland. Right Now.”

Writer Jessica Newell lists the top 10 reasons:

1. We’ve got some of the most affordable housing around.

2. School is cool in Cleveland

3. We’re diverse

4. We’re hiring!

5. We’re cultured

6. In terms of being hipster, we like to think we’re the next Portland.

7. We play ball.

8. The heart of the entrepreneur thrives here.

9. We like to move.

10. Our Young Professionals thrive here.

To read the full article: click here.

Not convinced? Check out this great video about Cleveland by GlobalCleveland.org, also listed in the article: VIDEO

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