It’s the time of year when that welcomes changing colors, cooler temps and fall festivals across the state.
Lighthouse Festival Weekend
One of the most cherished fall traditions along Lake Erie is the Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival. Held on the second Saturday in October, this year’s event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
This free, peninsula-wide event includes fun for the whole family with tours of the Marblehead Lighthouse, live entertainment, hayrides, farmers’ market, children’s games and crafts, a pumpkin-decorating contest, arts & crafts vendors, wooden boat rides and much more.
Pack your favorite Lakeside sweatshirt and head to the lake for this unique festival weekend. Limited rooms are available at Hotel Lakeside and the Fountain Inn; both located a short walking distance (or shuttle ride) from the festival’s activities.
To make a reservation, call (419) 798-4461, ext. 230 and ask for the ‘Lighthouse Festival Hotel Package.’ The package is $269 (+tax) for two nights on Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8. Reservations include a hot breakfast provided by the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room and early check-in and check-out at 1 p.m.
Please note: $269 hotel package rate is before tax. A 25% deposit is due at booking; $50 cancellation fee if cancelled outside 72 hours. A deposit of 25% is forfeited if cancelled within 72 hours of arrival. No refunds, no exceptions, no exchanges, and no rain dates. Limited availability. Current reservations are transferrable for Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 only. This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, offers or special promotions.
Sweetest Day Weekend
For Sweetest Day weekend, Lakeside Chautauqua and Art Dock are collaborating to offer a variety of art experiences to learn and create, either solo, as a couple or with friends and family. View available classes.
During your visit, enjoy a stroll along the waterfront to see the changing colors, explore Lakeside’s shops, restaurants and recreation facilities, and catch the film “Sleepless in Seattle” in Orchestra Hall.
A special hotel package for Sweetest Day weekend is available at the Fountain Inn. The package is $169 (+tax) for two nights on Friday Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15. Reservations include a continental breakfast and early check-in and check-out at 1 p.m.
Please note: $169 hotel package rate is before tax. A 25% deposit is due at booking; $50 cancellation fee if cancelled outside 72 hours. A deposit of 25% is forfeited if cancelled within 72 hours of arrival. No refunds, no exceptions, no exchanges, and no rain dates. Limited availability. Current reservations are transferrable for Oct. 14 and Oct. 15 only. This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, offers or special promotions.
We are planning a family get-together next fall – October 8-12, 2023. 10 adults and 6 children.
Are there cottages available for rent in the fall? What other activities are available during the off-season?
Thank you for your help.
Hello — Glad to hear you’re planning a trip to Lakeside. For cottage information, call 419-798-4461, ext. 334. Right now, it’s too early to say what activities are happening next October, but if you sign up for our newsletter, you’ll get up-to-date information. What we do know is the Lighthouse Festival is Oct. 14 and it’s a great family event in both Lakeside and Marblehead. If your dates are flexible, I’d consider coming here for that. If there’s anything else we can help you with, feel free to reach out.