October Happenings

What is it you love about fall? Go for a hike through the fall foliage, pick some apples, carve a pumpkin or scare yourself silly this October in Mansfield and Richland County. Fall is also a great time to visit our area Wine & Ale Trail locations and sample the best of fall. Follow the Destination Mansfield-Richland County calendar for all the upcoming fall fun, live music, and haunted happenings!

Your favorite fall activities are here! Fun at the Barnyard is every Sat/Sun till Oct 22nd. Pick your own apples all month at Apple Hill Orchards. Be sure and stop in for special events like Kids Day (Oct 1) and their Harvest Celebration (Oct 15). Have fun in “the core of Appleseed Country” at the Butler Apple Fest (Oct 12-14). Kingwood Center Gardens presents this year’s Great Pumpkin Glow (Oct 14-15), featuring hundreds of glowing pumpkins, hayrides, live music and more. Purchase a Pumpkin Pass and gain admission to both the Pumpkin Glow and Little Buckeye Children’s Museum.

Halloween may not be till the 31st, but you can celebrate all month long. Take a Public Ghost Walk at The Haunted Bissman Building (Oct 7). Or face your fears as you try to Escape From Blood Prison at The Ohio State Reformatory (Weekends Oct 19-Nov 5). Have fun with the kids, bring costumes, carve pumpkins, and enjoy live entertainment on a Halloween Campout Weekend at Pleasant Hill Lake Park (Oct 13-14). Enjoy a night of decadent food and certain death at Kingwood Center Gardens for Murder at the Mansion mystery dinner theater (Oct 28). Have a traditional Halloween in Mansfield and enjoy the Downtown Historic Carrousel District at Monsterfield Masquerade (Oct 28).

There’s even more to be done! Finish off the racing season with a bang at The Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions at Mansfield Motor Speedway (Oct 13). Be enchanted by Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR at Mansfield Playhouse (Oct 20, 21, 27-29). Get out to Malabar Farm State Park for their Fall Hike for Health (Oct 21). Relax at the Renaissance as the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra performs their “Scary Symphony” (Oct 22). Get out for the night at Malabar Farm for their end of season Harvest Barn Dance (Oct 28).  

Whether you just want to enjoy your pumpkin spice latte or be pursued by creatures of the night, be sure and try out some of these events in Richland County. For a full list of area events, visit www.DestinationMansfield.com. Be sure and check out our blog again in October for more in-depth details on family-friendly fall and haunted happenings this Halloween season.