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Fall Festivals in the Greater Grand Lake Region

Fun Fall Festivals…say that 5 times in a row!

Cooler weather is upon us and there’s an entire line up of festivals and events for both kids and adults to enjoy in the area! Check out the 10 Can’t Miss Fall Events in September and October in Mercer and Auglaize Counties –

3rd Annual Wapakoneta Craft Beer and Wine Festival

Saturday, September 16

One of the largest craft beer + wine festivals in the region! This festival celebrates the success of 20+ of our local Ohio Breweries and Wineries. It will offer tastings of over 60 of their chosen selections of beer, wine, seltzers and ciders. Attendees and Designated Drivers must be 21+. What better way to spend a Saturday than with great friends, amazing beer and wine, delicious food and live music!

Learn more and Purchase Tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/837162351075128

New Bremen Pumpkinfest

Friday, September 22 – Saturday, September 23

Annual non-profit fall fundraiser event featuring live music, craft beer, wine, food trucks, kid’s inflatables, touch-a-truck, pony rides, kid’s activities, artisan show, and entertainment for the whole family!

Learn more here: https://www.newbremenpumpkinfest.org/

Grand Lake Half Marathon

Saturday, September 23

Join us for the 9th Annual Grand Lake Races! This run along the shores of beautiful Grand Lake St. Marys features a point-to-point half marathon, 5K, and kids run! Join us at the Finish Line on Lake Shore Drive in Celina for food with 100% of the proceeds going to the local C.A.L.L. Ministries Food Pantry, drinks, music, and fun for participants, spectators, and the community while cheering on the participants as they cross the finish!

Click here to register and learn more: https://www.grandlakemarathon.com/

St. Mary’s Tailgate for Cancer

Saturday, September 23

The Annual Tailgate for Cancer, which has ranged over $1, 782, 290 to help cancer research will take place at the St. Mary’s Eagles on Saturday, September 23. All public are welcome! The event will feature a 5K Walk/Run, Live & Silent Auctions, 50/50, Live Music, Queen of Hearts, Reverse Raffle, the OSU vs. Notre Dame game on the Jumbo Tron, and more! Proceeds go to the continuing research to end this terrible disease.

Click here to learn more: https://www.tailgateforcancer.com/

Minster Oktoberfest

Friday, September 29  – Sunday, October 1

The largest Oktoberfest celebration in the area! Minster Oktoberfest, which started in 1975 is a fall tradition celebrating the German Heritage with German Music, Food, a Parade, Beer Tray Relays, Arts & Crafts, and so much more. Don’t forget to wear your lederhosen!

Click here to learn more: https://www.minsteroktoberfest.com/

Downtown Celina October First Friday Fall Festival

Friday, October 6

– Vendor market, downtown shopping, eating, and drinking.
– Pumpkin carving contest/ pumpkin glow at 7 PM.
– Ale and cider tastings at local bars.

Click here to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/downtowncelinaohio

Brew Bus Hop

Saturday, October 14

Enjoy a brew bus hop on the Blue Goose Shuttle to 3 local breweries/tap houses. [Tailspin Brewing Company, Moeller Brew Barn, and Tap House on the Square]. The bus will start at Boardwalk Grill where you will meet to check in and grab your first drink at 1PM. From there the bus will drive to each stop, where you have 45 min. to enjoy locally crafted beer. Included in your ticket will be your travel on the Blue Goose, a custom 20oz. beer mug, pretzels to snack on, and water on the bus. $35/person.

As an added bonus, after the event at 5PM, grab a bite to eat at Boardwalk Grill. If you purchase a ticket, you can reserve a table at Boardwalk Grill that will be ready for you when we arrive back!

*Must get 8 tickets sold to have the event. If we don’t, anyone who purchased a ticket will get a 100% refund. *No consumption of alcohol on the bus.

Click here to learn more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/719841895487?aff=oddtdtcreator

Walk with Nature Fall Festival

Sunday, October 15

Bring the whole family and experience a relaxing autumn stroll along the beautiful Miami Erie Canal…(shuttle bus service included!).

You can begin or end your walk at any of the following locations along the canal. Ride the Shuttle Bus to or from these regular stops: Memorial Park, 40 Acre Pond (3.4 miles/approx. 5K); or Lock 14 Park (5.7 miles/approx. 8 K).

Then return to Memorial and Mill Parks to enjoy live music, crafts, reenactors, and a wide variety of vendor booths and farmers’ market for browsing, as well as food trucks for snacking!

Click here to learn more: https://kiwanisstmarysohio.org/walk-with-nature-fall-festival/

Holy Halloween at Do Good

Thursday, October 19 – Saturday, October 21

This event is used to help teach children, family, and friends of all ages the Christian meaning of Halloween. Come “trick-or-treat” with St. John the Baptist, St. Michael the Archangel, St. Nicholas and 30 other holy people. Children will be given a trick-or-treat bag as they hear the story of each holy person and receive a candy treat, prayer card, or other Christian gift. Costumes are welcome (please no devils, witches, etc.). The event is free with no charge.

Click here to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/dogoodrestaurantandministry or https://www.dogoodrm.com/

Boo! On the Moon

Tuesday, October 24

Grab your costumes and candy bags and join the museum for our annual Boo! On the Moon Halloween event at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta, OH. Experience the museum in a whole new way with our space galleries adorned with a wide array of ghastly props and eerie décor. $12.00 for adults, $7.50 for children 6-12, free for those 5 and younger. Children in costume receive half-off admission!

Click here to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/664813225366214

One last perk of these fall events is the Blue Goose Shuttle can take your group there! Call to reserve your ride upon availability and have a fun weekend of festivals!

Blue Goose Shuttle: https://www.facebook.com/bluegoosecelina/

Blue Goose Phone: (419) 852-1898

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