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20 Date Ideas Under $25 for Sweetest Day

October 2021 - Sweetest Day doesn’t have to break the bank, so here’s 20 ideas of fun things you can do with your sweetie this Sweetest Day for under $25 per person!

If you are going to be in Canton, Ohio on Saturday, October 16th, remember it’s Sweetest Day! Sweetest Day originated in 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio by a candy company who wanted to celebrate the Sweetest Day in the Year and distributed over 20,000 boxes of candy to “newsboys, orphans, the elderly, and the poor”. Today, Sweetest Day is celebrated throughout the Midwest on the Third Saturday in October as a celebration to show our loved ones what they mean to us.

  1. Head over to Royal Docks Brewing Co. Taproom & Kitchen for awesome beer and a fall based menu. 
  2. Escape Room Downtown has FOUR escape rooms you can choose from. Go with you and your sweetie or get a group of friends together to help solve the mystery.
  3. Get your craft on with your sweetie at Hot Pots Pottery!  Unleash your creativity at Hot Pots where you can choose from pottery painting, canvas painting, candle making, glass fusion, & mosaics.
  4. Want to feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand up? Visit the Fortress of Fear ScreamPark on Sweetest Day, October 16th, where the first 100 ladies through the gates receive a give-a-way.
  5. Try a local ethnic cuisine! Basil Asian Bistro in Downtown Canton has amazing Thai food, Desert Inn has delectable Arabic food in Downtown Canton, or try Bombay Sitar for Indian Cuisine in the Belden Village area.
  6. Head to Maize Valley's Fall Fun featuring an 8-acre corn maze, wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, plus the one-of-a-kind patio where you can kick back and enjoy a glass of wine or craft beer made right on the property!
  7. Enjoy the crisp fall air and be serenaded with live music on the Piazza at Gervasi Vineyard.  Try one of the delectable pizza pies and finish off the day with a sweet treat like a gelato cake!
  8. Have no Clue what to do with your sweetie?  You don’t want to be Sorry and end up board on the special day!  Check out Milestone - A Board Game Bar, the board game bar in Downtown Canton. So many games to choose from and a variety of drinks to celebrate the day.
  9. Nothing sweeter than celebrating spirits, than with spirits at That Halloween Bar + Pumpkin Patch Patio. Featuring signature creepy cocktails, seasonal beers and fall sangria, the drinks are sure to impress and the atmosphere is going to knock your socks off. 
  10. Enjoy a romantic dinner at Hart Mansion in Minerva at this beautiful historic home offering a gourmet menu. Reservations are required, so call to get yours in today! 
  11. Explore the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum home to a Planetarium, Street of Shops, Discovery World, and then enjoy lunch at a Canton Classic, Kennedy's Bar B Que.
  12. Can’t go wrong with getting dinner and a Bittner (or one of the other ice cream favorites) at the Canton classic, Taggarts Ice Cream!
  13. Go shopping at the Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market. Each of you get $10 and see who can get the best deal with their funds. Head over to the Hartville Kitchen for lunch or dinner to complete your day.
  14. The Troll Hole Museum in Alliance is an awesome place to explore for a date, especially if you are looking for a unique experience! The guided tour will give you the history behind the Norwegian troll and you will get to see 18,000 Troll dolls from your childhood.
  15. Put on your favorite football jersey and head over to the Pro Football Hall of Fame! Save $4 per person off of admission when you use the Visit Canton VIP Visitors Savings Pass.
  16. October weather in Northeast Ohio is beautiful! Why not head out to one of the courses in Ohio's Golf Capital and play 18 holes. 
  17. Looking for a day full of fall fun to celebrate the day?  Arrowhead Orchard is the perfect place to spend the afternoon!  Apple orchards, pick your own sunflowers, and the Applehouse market will be sure to fulfill your fall fun hankering.
  18. Spend your day in Downtown Massillon. Start the day off with a coffee at Tremont Coffee Co. and then head to the Massillon Museum, where admission is always FREE! Enjoy a fun lunch amongst the classic cars at Chloe's Diner and end your picture perfect date day with a milkshake. 
  19. Pack a picnic and explore the beautiful trails and parks located all throughout Stark County part of Stark Parks!
  20. Pumpkins, corn mazes, and life on the farm! Nickajack Farms’ Pumpkin Days has all of the above, plus so much more, with activities for all ages!

Allison Gromofsky


Allison Gromofsky is the Marketing Coordinator for Visit Canton.  She enjoys shopping, spending time with friends & family, going to concerts, and watching football!  Allison can be found trying new restaurants, exploring museums, and hanging out at Canton First Fridays. Allison is a Stark County native and loves to work, play and live in Canton, with her husband, Andy. Have an update or comment about the blog? Reach out at

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