Fall-Fest 2024

ACBO in collaboration with local Lions’ clubs invite you to attend Fall-Fest 2024! Plan to join the gang in beautiful Wayne County from Friday September 27th  thru Sunday September 29th.  Woosterfest, history, hiking, fishing, great food and chill times are all included.

For more information call, text or email Catherine Bister

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



Early registration $80, regular registration $100 (after xxxx)

Scholarships/Financial Assistance

The Ken Bordwell Fund will provide full scholarships including all event fees, hotel costs and gas reimbursement are available for sighted volunteers willing to drive/transport, guide, assist with meals and other activities over the weekend.

Any participant in need of financial assistance to attend should contact their local chapter.


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 31st

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 27th & Saturday September 28th at a rate of $124.99 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 ACBO call  (330) 264-7750 or use this link



Friday dinner will be pizza at the Long Military Museum.Saturday lunch is 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 is at TJ’s restaurant downtown just blocks from the hotel. Sunday we’ll give you a snack bag for the road or to enjoy after your hike at Cleer Creak Park.

Hospitality Room

Hang out, play games, relax and meet up regularly to connect with friends and get to the next scheduled activity.


“Woosterfest is an annual Oktoberfest-style festival organized by the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce and held in downtown Wooster. In its 41st year, the event continues to attract thoushands throughout northeast Ohio, by offering free entertainment, unique food vendors, an ever-expanding bier and winegarten, and activities for the youn and the young at heart”  https://www.woosterfest.com/

Long Family Military Museum

Friday eveining we will take a meal together and tour this beautifully curated museum honoring local service men and women. The Long Family Military Museum is a privately-owned museum operated by Greg Long, a retired certified public accountant and lieutenant colonel in the 83rd Army Reserve Command. The museum contains artifacts from World War II and more recent conflicts. Some of the items on display include a wooden tank carved by Greg Long’s father, a surgical instrument kit carried by an American soldier from World War II, and a 1942 Willys MB World War II Jeep that was restored for the museum.

Izaak Walton League

Saturday morning we travel to the pristine Izaak Walton League 200 acre preserve for fishing and hiking. Insect repellent is a must!

Clear Creek Park

Sunday following check-out from the hotel we travel a short distance to Clear Creek Park for a gentle hike and relaxing with friends. Clear Creek Park is situated on a beautiful 11-acre wooded wetland on the edge of the city. The park offers inner and outer loop trails with gentle grade changes over paved or boardwalk surface covering ¾ of a mile. There is a newly constructed pavilion, handicapped accessible restrooms and a dog relief area. The trail includes a nicely sized observation deck with benches overlooking Clear Creek.

Event Schedule

(Subject to change)

Friday September 27

Saturday September 28

Sunday September 29th

 7:00 – 10:00 am Free hotel breakfast

 11:00 am check out from the Best Western Hotel

 Following check-out from the hotel travel to Clear Creek Park – hike; lunch is on your own but we plan to have plenty of snacks

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