Local Holiday Gift Ideas

Small Business Saturday is this Saturday, November 28, 2020 so we’ve assembled a list of gift ideas from local businesses. This year, shop small when you’re making your Christmas list and checking it twice. Choose items you can only get in Richland County and make your small business shopping even more significant....

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A Day in Mansfield: Where Roots Run Deep and Wide

Mansfield is a place whose personality, present and future, cannot be separated from its past. To truly know this city, you must first get acquainted with its history because Mansfield’s roots run deep and wide....

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A Day in Shiloh: the Rich Land in Richland County

In Richland County, you don’t have to go far to get away from city life. If you follow Route 13 North out of the city of Mansfield, you’ll quickly leave behind the trappings of urban and suburban living. With the city in your rearview mirror, the beautiful tapestry of fields, farmland, and rolling hills of Shiloh unfolds before you. Ahead is a region of bounty and slow country living. You’ll see horses and buggies, clothes hanging out on the line, and farm stands filled with the pick of the day....

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October Happenings and Events

Fall is here and more and more events are being added to our calendar. This October, you have a chance to see your choice of live performance indoors and on stage, create art in a new stained glass studio, get your heart racing with blood-chilling scares, and shop till you drop while supporting local artisans, artists, crafters, small businesses, and more!  ...

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Why We Love Fall Traditions!

Cool temperatures and the crunch of leaves underfoot. Pumpkins and apples baked into pies. Hayrides, corn mazes, and warm cider. When we just talk about fall, you can smell it, can’t you? We love our fall traditions here in Richland County because they remind us to slow down during the busyness of the back-to-school season. We all have memories of fall, and each year the season invites us to make new ones with family activities, delicious treats, and Halloween thrills....

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Clean is the New Green

Everyone used to talk about their “green” initiatives. Now we’re all talking about our “clean” initiatives. As the tourism industry opens, one segment at a time, our museums, attractions, restaurants, hotels, shops, and recreation options are armed with robust cleaning procedures and are getting ready for visitors and locals alike....

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Celebrate Galentine’s Day in Mansfield, Ohio

Galentine’s Day is the unofficial holiday dedicated to celebrating gal pals.  Usually celebrated on February 13th, Galentine’s Day was first created by the television character Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation. Celebrating female friendship doesn’t have to be a made-up holiday! Grab your best girlfriends. Destination Mansfield- Richland County has planned a Galentine’s Day itinerary for you. Our itinerary includes brunch, exploring Downtown Mansfield, plenty of shopping, spots to play, and dinner. We have also included other options and alternatives, depending on the personalities of your girlfriends....

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Buck ID Friendly Businesses and Attractions in Richland County

The Ohio State University at Mansfield has partnered with several area businesses in Richland County. A student’s Buck ID serves as a discount card if presented at these locations. College is pricey but shopping local is not! Our community welcomes students and encourages exploration of your new home away from home....

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Shop Over 200 Artisans at the 2019 Prairie Peddler Festival

Every fall the Prairie Peddler Festival returns to Richland County to showcase handcrafted items available for purchase. Vendors come together to give the community a unique shopping experience featuring over 200 artisan booths.  This year’s event takes place September 28–29 and October 5–6....

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Shop Ohio’s Longest Yard Sale

Each August, the Buy-Way Yard Sale (August 8-10) takes place for one weekend along the historic Lincoln Highway, which passes through north central Ohio. Over 1,000 sellers line the areas along the byway with their wares, and travelers can stop to explore each sale. Nearby businesses also offer special sales for Buy-Way shoppers....

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