- Destination Mansfield – Richland County

Ideas Your Group Will Love


The Shawshank Trail, April 1-Sept. 1 2017/2018         Escape to Shawshank with 14 authentic filming sites from the movie The Shawshank Redemption.  Stand in the same locations as Andy, Red and Warden Norton. Hear behind the scenes stories at the Ohio State Reformatory, Bissman Building and Malabar Farm and more!  Sstep-on-guide, Shawshank themed souvenirs and themed meal.  You won't find this anywhere else in the world!    jsnavely@mansfieldtourism.com.   2017 Itinerary


2017/2018 Renaissance Theatre Shows        Broadway shows, country singers, musicals and the Mansfield Symphony.  Group rates available. 
Lunch on Stage at the Renaissance Theatre!




Phoenix Brewing Tasting, Tours and Tales
Founded by local beer enthusiasts looking to bring a craft beer revival to Mansfield, The Phoenix Brewing Company is located in the former 1914 Mortuary in downtown Mansfield’s Carrousel District.  Boosting reclaimed fixtures throughout, relax as you sip four beer samples of your choice with a tour of the Phoenix Brewing Co. $10p/p.  Duncan Macfarlane or Scott Cardwell, 419-522-2552.

Dinner with Grace Dinner Theatre at BibleWalk
These plays don't play, they change lives!  Dinner theatre for body, soul and spirit.  A full course meal includes dessert, beverage, play, tax/tip set in an intimate setting for 150 guests.  Saturday's only at 12:30pm.  $20p/p.  Enhance your trip with a tour of one of their museums with an additional cost.


1285 Winery at the Blueberry Patch
The area’s newest winery, a former greenhouse, constructed from recycled materials.                         1285 Winery makes their own wines including blueberry wines made from blueberries grown on their 27 acre blueberry farm. Enjoy two 1 oz. tastings of wine with cheese/crackers.  $7p/p.  Additional tastings can be purchased at $2.50 each.  Minimum 20 ppl and max 50 ppl.   Lisa Beilstein, 419-884-1797 or lbeilstein@theblueberrypatch.org.



Tastings at Wayne's Country Market  Taste wine or their beer on tap from the 8 different tasting stations. $5p/p for 3 tastes (either wine or beer) along with cheese and crackers.  Contact Nicolle Mokros, 419-884-1993.

For non-alcoholic tastings try Figg’s Hot Apple Pie Cider (non alcoholic) paired with cheese and crackers.  $3p/p.  

Kingwood Center Gardens Workshops 
Propagation$6p/p, Plant seeds or cuttings, seasonal, in a pot to take home.
Transplanting house plants$6p/p, Learn how to transplant a house plant from a small pot to a larger one and take home.
Thimble Garden$7p/p, Make a miniature garden to take home using small cactus and succulents in a clay pot.
Seasonal Container Garden$8p/p, Make a mixed container of potted plants to take home. Materials are different each season. Offered Spring, Summer and Fall.
Holiday Centerpiece$8p/p, Make a centerpiece out of fresh cut flowers in a holiday or seasonal container. Could be for Easter, Christmas,Thanksgiving, 4th of July or any other holiday.
Tiny Treasures$8p/p, Create a miniature, cut flower arrangement. A variety of mini containers will be available to choose from.
Bulb Forcing$6p/p, Learn how to force a bulb into bloom using a glass container, grave and bulb. Take home what you make.

Add lunch for $12p/p all-inclusive.  Includes choice of egg salad, chicken salad, or smoked turkey sandwich, pasta salad, cookie and drink.  Kingwood, 419-522-0211.

Prairie Peddler Festival  Sept 23-24, & Sept 30-Oct 1, 2017                        Step back in time at the Prairie Peddler Festival. Featuring a handmade marketplace with over 180 artisan and craft booths woven through the woods. Delicious food and live music are found throughout the festival. Family activities include horse-drawn wagon ride through the woods, petting zoo, pony rides, magic shows and face painting. Hands-on kids crafts include life-size scarecrow making, candle and soap making and more.  $6p/p.  Contact Mandie Willis, 740-417-9136.

Deck the Halls at Kingwood Center  “Deck the Halls“ is the theme for the 2017 holiday display in the historic Kingwood mansion. With each room decorated to suggest a popular Christmas carol, there's sure to be something to appeal to all ages. Don’t miss the beautifully decorated Christmas Tree Walk, which will feature over 25 trees.  $5p/p. November 24-December 31, 2017, 2pm-8pm, Thursday-Sunday.  Kingwood Center Gardens, 419-522-0211.





Richland Carrousel Park  Bring back childhood memories with a whirl on a menagerie of animals at the Richland Carrousel Park.  Schedule a box lunch seated around the Carrousel with advance notice.  Groups receive a 15% discount in the gift shop, excluding food, sale items and ticket.  Enjoy shopping, dining and strolling through the Historic Carrousel District in downtown Mansfield! 419-522-4223. 


German Tea Tasting   Presentation given by Joyce Wells, owner of the Eatmor Bundt Company.  Start with a green tea to a black tea to the new popular white and herbal teas. Taste loose leaf world-rated teas prepared in a Russian samovar. Purchase specialty loose leaf teas of your choice. $99 inclusive flat fee for the German Tea Tasting demonstration.  Add $4p/p for a CinnaBundt.  Joyce Wells, 419-525-2868.

Centerpiece Demo at Alta Florist  Alta Greenhouse offers lovely indoor & outdoor plants with exceptional items to make your home beautiful. A floral expert will demonstrate how to design a seasonal centerpiece which will be given away at its completion to a guest on the coach. $70. total.  Stephanie Colledge, 419-529-2792.

Angels In Our Lives Homemade Meal, Tour and Program         A visit to AngelWoods Hideaway Bed & Breakfast includes a generous made-from-scratch buffet lunch or dinner and homemade desserts. “Angels In Our Lives” program offers interaction, humor and music. The home is filled with hundreds of angels from many countries and mediums. Meal includes a cheese/fruit plate, salad, roll basket, 2 meats, 2 starches, 2 vegetables, 1 dessert, coffee, iced tea, hot tea, water.  $17p/p inclusive includes meal.  Add $2.50p/p for Angel program.  Victoria Cochran, 419-892-2929. 

2017 Night Haunts at Malabar Farm    Enjoy an evening from the normal to the paranormal at Malabar Farm State Park with stories of murders, cemeteries, haunted houses, hot dogs, s'mores and stories around the campfire.  Program starts at 8:00pm and ends at midnight.  $30p/pMay 6, June 24, July 29 and Aug. 26, 2017.  Malabar Farm- 419-892-2784.

2017 Candlelight Holiday Tours at Malabar Farm
At your own pace, tour Louis Bromfield's Big House at Malabar Farm all decked out for the holidays while enjoying freshly baked cookies and hot cider.  $5p/p.
December 1, 2, 8, 9.  5pm-9pm
December 3 & 10. Noon-5pm


Wine and Ale Trail
Renaissance Performing Arts
Prairie Peddler Festival
Charles Mill & Pleasant Hill Marinas
Dutchman Hospitality
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