LIMA — Autumn begins Saturday, and our area is filled with festivals this weekend to celebrate.
CONVOY — Lincoln Ridge Farms Mum & Pumpkin Festival is 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28 at 6588 Pollock Road. $10. Take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch and pick the perfect pumpkin. There is a straw mountain to climb and “zip” back down. Pan for gold and gems at the mining camp and visit barnyard friends along the way. There is a campfire for roasting hot dogs and drinking spiced cider. Bring the family for a day of fall fun.
BLUFFTON — The 14th annual Bluffton Fall Festival begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. Events take place at Maple Crest Senior Living Village, 700 Maple Crest Court, with an antique tractor show, kiddie tractor pull, fishing derby and live music by Jim Boedecker; Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., will have kid’s activities such as lawn Jenga, cornhole toss, face painting, photo booth, horse-drawn carriage rides, kettle corn, maple syrup and soaps and lotions for sale; Downtown Bluffton will have a farmers market, face painting and balloon animals along with a soup and salad lunch; Swiss Community Historical Society Homestead, 8350 Bixel Road, is holding a scrap artist quilt show, farm animal exhibits, straw bale maze and other kid’s games, wagon rides, Swiss-German music and food; Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, will be showing “Hocus Pocus” at 7:30 p.m. and a kid’s “light up” craft starting at 5 p.m.; and Bluffton Hospital, 139 Garau St., is having pony rides, inflatables for kids, pumpkin decorating, shaved ice and light refreshments.
INDIAN LAKE — 39th Annual Fall Festival begins at 3 p.m. today and runs through 4 p.m. Sunday at Indian Lake State Park Campground, 13156 state Route 235, Lakeview. There are food vendors and more than 100 art and craft vendors. Free pony rides for the kids. Entertainment held throughout the weekend.
LIMA — Vino Bellissimo Oktoberfest is 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday at 2412 Cable Court. Cincy Brass will be performing.
Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.