Fall Fun in the Riverway

What sounds more like Fall to you? Giant Pumpkins, scary costumes, scarecrows, or a corn cannon? How about all of that and more?

And the more festivals you visit, the more chances you have to win prizes!

The Fall Festival Challenge is the Riverway’s 2022 regional passport program, available only on the Great Miami Riverway app. Whether you love music, arts and crafts, aviation, food, beer, or all things pumpkin, the challenge has something for you. Just download the Riverway App from the Apple App Store or Google Play, and create an account.Then check in at one or more of the fun fall festivals the Riverway has to offer and you get a chance to win!

Gawk at some giant pumpkins. Ok, they are technically giant squash but who cares when they get carved into amazing designs?! The Operation Pumpkin festival in Hamilton runs October 7 - 9 and has everything pumpkin-related you can imagine! A Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off, pumpkin-flavored treats, a Pumpkin Wall, live music, vendors, a pet parade, and more!

- Find all the fun at the Boos and Brews Festival on October 15 in Sidney - Celebrate a bountiful year at the Great Sidney Farmer’s Market; Coffee Tastings and Chili Cook-Off; Family Fun Zone; costumes, trick-or-treat, and a pub crawl in the evening! 

Get lost in a Corn Maze and ride down Scarecrow Lane. The Fall Farm Fest is held at Lost Creek Reserve in Miami County on October 9 and 9 amidst tree-lined lanes and colorful foliage. After you conquer the maze, try your hand at shooting corn from a corn cannon. Ready, aim, fire - at a couple different targets. Take a wagon ride or walk the charming farm lane lined with scarecrows created by local business, organizations and families. 

- Enjoy some good old-fashioned family fun! The Great Pumpkin Roll Festival is October 15 in Franklin. Wear your favorite costume and bring the kids for trunk-or treat. You can Touch-A-Truck, watch the Great 4th Street Pumpkin Roll, play games, enjoy the food trucks, and find the best one at the pumpkin patch.

The Great Miami Riverway is more than just a river - it's a regional destination in southwest Ohio that includes paved trails and connected communities where you can surf the river, cycle the bike trail, and find your way through charming downtowns.