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3 things to do in Cleveland in October

It’ll be an October to remember for Clevelanders as the Guardians baseball team competes in the Major League Baseball playoffs after clinching the American League Central. The team’s postseason schedule begins Friday, Oct. 7, with a best-of-three series. But even if sports aren’t your thing, there will be plenty to do this month in Northeast Ohio. And The Daily has you covered with a sampling of what to expect.

Looking for more ideas? Destination Cleveland has curated a calendar of many of the local happenings.

Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

Oct. 5–9

Immerse yourself in the art of documentary filmmaking during the annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival. Supported by Ohio Humanities, this five-day festival features a variety of films shown in venues throughout historic Chagrin Falls.

Want to see more even after the in-person event concludes? CDFF On-Demand gives you the chance to watch more documentaries through Oct. 16.

Learn more and get your tickets to the festival.

Battle of the Land finale

Oct. 8

Want to hear some of the best musicians in Cleveland? Check out the Battle of the Land finale Saturday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. in the Tower City Center downtown. 

From a pool of hundreds, 16 musicians and bands competed last weekend in the semifinals to advance to this weekend’s competition. Attend this free event, hosted by iHeartMedia, to find out who will be crowned the best in The Land.

Get your free tickets.

Local corn mazes

Ongoing throughout October

Get lost—and find your way—in a corn maze at one of the many local farms near Cleveland.

Just a short drive from campus, you can check out Patterson Fruit Farm (where you can also pick apples and grab other treats) in Chesterland for a true fall experience. Or, you can venture to Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland during Corn and Pumpkin Weekends.

Up for a longer drive? Other Northeast Ohio farms include Mapleside Farms in Brunswick, Red Wagon Farm in Columbia Station and Szalay’s Farm in Peninsula. 

Check out even more options.