Fun Cleveland/NEO Weekend Ideas: 10/13/23 – 10/15/23

October 12, 2023

Todd Hall

Cleveland/NEO This Weekend: Our Picks

Looking for some things to do this weekend in Cleveland and the surrounding Northeast Ohio area to make the most of your weekend? There’s so much to see and do, even for those who are already familiar with the area. Whether you’re a lifelong resident or a recent transplant, there’s always something new to discover in Cleveland and NEO. So why not get out and explore this weekend?

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Friday, October 13th

Bside Fright Market – BSIDE Lounge

Welcome to the official spooky season, fellow witches and goblin fans! Fright Market, set to occur on the eerie night of Friday the 13th in October, beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m., right after the sun vanishes from the sky. We’ve summoned Halloween-themed vendors, mystical tarot readings, spine-chilling cocktails, and a host of other surprises to haunt your senses. Make sure to include this evening event on your must-shop list for the spookiest and most adorable home decor, bath essentials, jewelry, treats, and much more for this Halloween season.

Daniel Van Kirk – Pickwick and Frolic

Daniel Van Kirk, hailing from Rochelle, Illinois, is a renowned stand-up comedian. His album, “Thanks Diane,” soared to the top spot on Apple Music’s charts. He has earned the title of “Comic To Watch” from Comedy Central and inclusion in JFL’s prestigious 42 in Toronto. You might recognize him for his memorable characters on popular shows like Bob’s Burgers (FOX), Physical (Apple TV+), Central Park (Apple TV+), and more. Additionally, he graces the airwaves with his humor weekly through the hit podcast “Pen Pals,” in collaboration with his partner Rory Scovel, and as a co-host on “Dumb People Town” alongside The Sklar Brothers.

40th Annual Pumpkin Festival – Red Wagon Farms

Friday Fun Day, Saturday, and Sunday Operating Hours: 10 am to 5 pm

This weekend, we’ve got an exciting “BONUS” Friday Fun Day event happening! Our working farm is transforming into a haven for families to enjoy a diverse range of activities. The stars of the show are our thrilling Wagon Ride through the enchanting Land of Scarecrows and our sprawling 5-acre Corn Maze. While you’re here, don’t miss the opportunity to capture some wonderful moments amidst our beautiful Sunflower field.

For the kids, we have a fantastic play area that includes a straw jumping zone, a straw bale maze, an improved 9-hole foot golf course, and a massive Corn Kernel pit.

Families can also indulge in fun games like a challenging 5-foot Jenga match, classic corn hole boards, checkers with tiny pumpkins, and ladder toss.

And, of course, come with an appetite! Our delightful food tent will be serving up all your favorites, including delicious funnel cakes.

If you’re a fan of craft beer, make sure to drop by our Beer Tent, where you can savor craft brews crafted by our Head Brewer, Ann Zofchak, from Four Paws Brewing. Red Wagon Brewing is another excellent choice for beer enthusiasts.

Test your strength and skill in our “All You Can Carry Pumpkins” challenge for just $10, or pick out pumpkins by the pound at a rate of 45 cents per pound.

Before you leave, make a pit stop at our market to experience the flavors of fall. You’ll discover our seasonal produce, straw bales, cornstalks, apples, bakery items, fall decorations, and much more!

Saturday, October 14th

Tales of Terror – Downtown Cleveland

The Tales of Terror guided walking tour presents a chilling narrative comprising seven stories detailing the demise of 312 Clevelanders in some of the city’s most gruesome historical events. These tales span from devastating fires and explosive calamities to the heinous acts of a serial killer, as well as the tragic plunge of a streetcar into the Cuyahoga River. Throughout the tour, you will encounter terror, chaos, and the specter of death at every turn. Please note that this is not a typical “ghost story” tour and is not suitable for young children.

The tours have a duration of 1.5 hours and are available from October 14 to 31. They commence at Public Square and conclude just off Mall A. Regardless of the weather, the tours will proceed, rain or shine. Reservations are essential for this spine-tingling experience. If you dare, secure your spot at

Superman Conference – Cleveland Public Library

This year commemorates the 85th anniversary of the inception of Superman in Cleveland, Ohio. Thanks to generous support from the Ohio Humanities Council via the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom, along with several sponsors, Ursuline College’s Rust Belt Humanities Lab and the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library are set to host a two-month extravaganza entitled “Superman’s Cleveland: Lineage and Legacy,” commencing on September 6. This celebration will feature over 20 diverse events throughout Northeast Ohio.

As a highlight of this celebration, on Saturday, October 14, the “It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Cultural Icon!” conference will take place at the downtown main branch of the Cleveland Public Library. The day-long event will cater to a wide range of interests, offering scholarly presentations and engaging hands-on printing activities. The event will culminate with a captivating conversation between Brad Ricca, the author of “Super Boys,” which provides the first comprehensive literary biography of Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, the visionary creators of DC Comics. Joining him will be Mark Waid, a prominent comics writer and editor renowned for his work on DC Comics titles such as “The Flash,” “Kingdom Come,” and “Superman: Birthright,” as well as his contributions to Marvel comics like “Captain America,” “Fantastic Four,” and “Daredevil.”

This event is open to the public and completely free of charge. However, we encourage attendees to register in advance to secure their spots.

Partial Solar Eclipse – Geauga Park Observatory

Ohio witnesses a significantly partial solar eclipse, with roughly a third of the Sun concealed. You’re invited to join us for a three-hour eclipse experience, where you can safely observe the Sun, explore the fascinating Nassau Astronomical Station, utilize specialized equipment for both viewing and photography of the eclipse, meet a team visiting from Cleveland’s NASA Glenn Research Center, and gain valuable insights for the upcoming total solar eclipse scheduled for next April.

Sunday, October 15th

Browns vs. 49ers – Browns Stadium

The Cleveland Browns will face the San Francisco 49ers at 1 p.m. at Cleveland Browns Stadium after a bye week. The 49ers had an impressive victory last week over the Dallas Cowboys and have established themselves as one of the top teams in the NFL.

The Temptations and The Four Tops – Playhouse Square

The Temptations, frequently hailed as “legends of American music,” stand as globally acclaimed entertainment icons, adored for their remarkable musical repertoire and illustrious career spanning six decades. In 2021, the group marked their 60th anniversary. Meanwhile, the Four Tops, initially known as the Four Aims, debuted their inaugural single with Chess Records in 1956. Over the course of seven years, they traversed the nation’s highways and graced the stages of countless nightclubs, enchanting audiences with a versatile blend of pop, blues, Broadway tunes, and predominantly, four-part harmony jazz.

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