Pumpkin Village officially kicks off on September 6th & 7th for the 2014 season. With early Fall atmosphere it's sure to be fun for the whole family. All attractions will be open which means you better get ready to ride the cow and pig trains, the hayrides, America's longest slide, bounce on Ohio's largest jumping pillow, trek thru our 7 acre corn maze, and really just hang out at one of the coolest places around. Plenty of great food and drink available too!
September 13th & 14th, The 41st Annual "Johnny Appleseed Festival" opens with a celebration of Johnny Appleseed's 203nd birthday. Two days of entertainment on different stages, handmade crafts, paired with mouth-watering food including our signature Apple Butter Barbeque Ribs.The Johnny Appleseed Festival is also the kick-off weekend for the biggest family fall attraction in Ohio, Pumpkin Village. Take a walk through the corn maze, a slide down the super slide, a hayride and kid's can even spend some of the day jumping in the jump park! Over 20,000 visitors came out last year for our Johnny Appleseed Festival so get ready for one BIG weekend!
Step back hundreds of years into time when kings ruled the land and knights fought for honor. See it all at “Medieval Fest” 2014 right here on the property of Mapleside Farms! You will have the chance to see authentic reenactments of medieval combating, including warrior armor, medieval tents, and artisans. The entire family will enjoy the visualization of true medieval fighting with the sounds of metal swords striking metal armor. There will be plenty of interaction between you the warriors. The Harvest Barn will be open with “Bag your Own Apples”, fresh apple cider, and other harvest produce from the farm. Pumpkin Village will be open as well. The excitement begins 10am on Saturday & Sunday, September 20th & 21st!
On September 27th & 28th, help us honor our police, firefighters, Paramedics, military men and women & veterans. This will be a special harvest weekend honoring those that keep us safe. We will have all of our fall attractions open like our Hayrides, Corn Maze, Super Slide, Jumping Pillow and many other fall family fun activities. If you are an active member of our public safety system, actively serving in the armed forces or a US Veteran, we would like to honor you with FREE admission for this weekend. It's our way of thanking those that put their lives on the line to keep us safe.
October 4th & 5th Pumpkinfest - Ohios Largest, 25 acres Pumpkin Patch! This weekend is to celebrate all things Pumpkin! Try your hand at the art of carving a Jack-o-Lantern in our Pumpkin Carving Contest or take a pumpkin carving class. If you’re feelin’ hungry, sign up for the ultimate Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest. No matter what you do, make sure you come pick out your own pumpkins to carve, decorate in the craft tent, and take home to enjoy for the holidays!
October 11th & 12th Family Fall Foliage weekend promises to be the most beautiful weekend of the season with a million brilliantly colored leaves painted across the most picturesque valley in Ohio. You’ll observe a 50 mile panorama of shimmering seasonal foliage giving way to Autumn’s end. And don’t forget your camera so you can capture those phenomenal Fall scenes that are sure to amaze you. There’ll be fun family activities galore on this absolutely fantastic weekend!
October 17th, 18th & 19th we invite all Super Heroes and Princesses to join the fun on Super Hero / Princess Weekend. Kids of all ages will want to wear their favorite super hero or princess costume and meet the 'REAL' characters themselves! There'll be face painting, special contests including "Best Super Hero Costume", Super Hero baked goods and so much more! You can see why this is going to be a SUPER MAGICAL weekend.
October 25th and 26th Spookyfest will haunt you on this family-friendly weekend with spooky story times, spooky games and the spookiest flash light corn maze adventure you could ever imagine! We’ll host a Halloween Costume Parade especially for the kids. We highly encourage all the kids to dress up in their costumes and enjoy Pumpkin Village to the fullest.