Cider time. The 28th Annual Norton Cider Festival will be Friday through Sunday. The event includes apple cider, food, crafts, a parade and fireworks. The festival takes place at Columbia Woods Park, 4060 Columbia Woods Dr., in Norton.

Fall outings. The Metro Parks is hosting the first of its Fall Family Outings from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Goodyear Heights Metro Park, 2077 Newton St., in Akron. The free event includes hayrides, bonfires, stargazing, live music, storytelling, kidsí activities, mascot appearances and seasonal refreshments. Call 330-865-8065 for more information.

Community gathering. The annual Woosterfest is Friday and Saturday. The event is downtown Wooster features live music, food Concessions, Kinderplatz, a Biergarten and a Winegarten.