Mid-October Weekend Chock Full of NW Ohio Events

(Toledo, OH) There is plenty of festival fun still awaiting couples and families this mid-October weekend across Northwest Ohio.

Several Sylvania Avenue businesses are joining forces again for the second annual WOW fall festival. Live entertainment, food trucks, an art show, and kids activities will be featured as part of the one-day festivities put on by the West Oak Walk business group on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Those businesses stretch from Douglas Road to Secor Avenue.

A food truck and craft beer festival will be held tomorrow to benefit breast cancer research. There will be live music, college football on big-screen TV’s, along with food and beer available for purchase. Event admission is free noon to 8 p.m. at Toledo Harley-Davidson on Central Ave.

The Sylvania Fall Festival marks its 32nd year on Sunday. The event features craft and business booths, food trucks, a family fun zone, and a pumpkin patch. The chamber of commerce event runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Sylvania.

Ohio’s fall wild turkey hunting season begins Saturday. 67 Ohio counties are open for fall turkey hunting, including eleven counties open for the first time. Hunting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset. The six-week season runs through the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

First responders in Sylvania are sponsoring that community’s sixth annual safety fair on Saturday. The event at the Sylvania Township fire department marks National Fire Prevention Week and is open to kids in pre-K through third grade. The event runs noon to 2 p.m. for the general public Saturday.

The “Home for Good Gala” tonight is aimed at helping foster children find forever homes. The Adopt America fundraiser at the Parkway Plaza in Maumee will feature an awards presentation and auction, along with a reception and dinner. The gala starts at 5:30 p.m. and costs $150.

Dueling pianos will take the stage Saturday evening at the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club in downtown Perrysburg. Two baby grand pianos will be played by entertainers who take requests for tips. The event is a fundraiser for the Perrysburg Vocal Boosters to help school choir programs. There also will be a silent auction at the event from 6:30 to 11 p.m.

The annual Northwood Fall Festival offers plenty of family-friendly fun tomorrow. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday with a parade starting at Northwood Commons. More than 50 vendors will be on hand with food, beverages, and crafts, along with a special kids area. There will be junior and adult cornhole tournaments and a scarecrow making contest.

The Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival tomorrow offers a day of fun along Lake Erie. There will be tours of the Marblehead Lighthouse, live entertainment, children's crafts, a pumpkin-decorating contest, arts and crafts vendors, a farmers' market, and hayrides. The free event runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

This weekend marks the annual Island Oktoberfest on Put-in-Bay. The 24th edition of the German-style festival features German food, hot spiced wine, and beer, plus live polka and German music. Put-in-Bay restaurants will be cooking up brats, potato pancakes, apple dumplings, stuffed cabbage, pierogi, cabbage and noodles, schnitzel, pies, and German Chocolate cake. The event runs Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

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