Fall-Fest 2023

ACBO in collaboration with local Lions’ clubs invite you to attend Fall-Fest 2023! This is the first time offering this event in beautiful Wayne County from Friday September 29th thru SundayOctober 1st.  Woosterfest, hiking, fishing, picnics and chill time are all on the agenda.

“Woosterfest is an annual Oktoberfest-style festival organized by the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce and held in downtown Wooster. Soon to be in its 40th year, the event continues to attract thousands throughout northeast Ohio, by offering free entertainment, unique food vendors, an ever-expanding bier and winegarten, and activities for the young and the young at heart.” https://www.woosterfest.com/

For more information call, text or email Catherine Bister

Please note: I respond quickest to text (330) 464-1355



Register for the event here. Please note that you must also contact the hotel to reserve your room. The registration deadline for both the event and the hotel is August 29th

More Details


Bus travel is through Greyhound on the Baron line with routes from Cleveland and Columbus. If you are arriving by bus please let us know so we can arrange a pick-up & drop-off.


We have a block of rooms reserved  at the Best Western 243 E Liberty, Wooster on Friday September 29th & Saturday September 30th at a rate of $110.95 plus tax. Amenities include free hot breakfast, fitness room, and lounge. ACBO has secured the Imperial room for hospitality.  To reserve directly with the hotel under Noon Lions call  (330) 264-7750 or use this link



Friday dinner & Saturday lunch are  on your own. There is no restaurant in the hotel but there are great eateries within short walking distance. Or, check out the many food trucks at Woosterfest! Saturday & Sunday breakfast is included with your room at Best Western. Saturday group dinner at a local restaurant. Sunday picnic boxed lunch at Secrest Arboretum


Friday evening meet at the Imperial room 8:30 pm for light snacks


Friday evening & Saturday afternoon and evening.


Saturday morning from 8:30 – 11:00 am travel to the pristine Izaak Walton League 200 acre preserve for fishing and hiking. Insect repellent is a must!


Sunday following check-out from the hotel we travel a short distance to Secrest Arboretum for a boxed lunch picnic at Taylor Pavilion. Wander through the formal gardens or challenge yourself to several hiking options.

Event Schedule

(Subject to change)

Friday September 29

Saturday September 30

Sunday October 1

  • 7:00 – 10:00 am Free hotel breakfast
  • 11:00 am check out from the Best Western Hotel
  • Afternoon Activity @ Secrest Arboretum – hike & picnic
  • 4:00 pm Baron’s Bus departs for Columbus
  • drop off 3013 Lincoln Way E, 44691 Wooster, OH
  • 6:00 pm Baron’s Bus departs for Cleveland
  • drop off 3013 Lincoln Way E,  44691 Wooster, OH
  • Related Outside Links

    Best Western Hotel


    Greyhound (Barons)


    Izaak Walton League


    Secrest Arboretum