25 Things To Do This Fall in Richland County

In case you haven’t already made your fall bucket list, we’re here to help! There is so much going on in our area and we don’t want you to miss out! Here are 25 things to do this fall in Richland County including activities for your family, for free, and even for when you want to leave the little ones with a babysitter....

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October Happenings and Events

Fall is in the air and we can smell those hot Apple Donuts by just thinking about them. October is full of great events like Prairie Peddler Festival, Fall Flicker at Kingwood Center Gardens, and the Ohio State Reformatory’s terrifying Blood Prison. Here’s a list of festivals, fall fun, frights and more events you’ll find on this month’s calendar....

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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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Must-Hike Trails Around Richland County

Get in touch with nature before summer ends or plan a hike as the leaves start to change! Whether you want to take a stroll on a park path, trek through the woods, or just explore the local flora and fauna, we’ve got must-hike trails for you right here. From the wedding site of Bogie and Bacall at Malabar Farm State Park and the paved 18.4 miles of the Richland B&O Bike Trail to the amazing rich park landscapes at Gorman Nature Center and the Ohio Bird Sanctuary, each spot offers a different experience. Check out the list below to learn why you can’t miss these trails....

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September Happenings and Events

September signifies the start of fall, but here in Richland County, September also brings various activities to fill your autumn calendar. From the Oktoberfest at The Phoenix Brewing Co. to the Malabar Farm Barn Dance, there are happenings for all ages. Enjoy the crisp air with this month’s festivals and fairs or experience the fine arts Richland County has to offer....

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A Day in Bellville: The Quiet Life in The Valley

Life in Bellville is relational, laid-back, and full of hometown pride. Nestled in the Clear Fork Valley, the winding Clear Fork River bisects Main Street and “The Blue Bridge” over the river marks the start of downtown Bellville’s Victorian business fronts. Full of Midwestern charm and hospitality, the row of retail stores, service businesses, and restaurants ends a few blocks south at the village square where beautiful shade trees and an Italianate bandstand crown the sprawling green lawn....

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Fall Fun for the Whole Family

When we say “fall,” what comes to mind? Do you think of drinking apple cider and crunching leaves, or pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating? We all have strong memories of this season, and there’s no better place to make these fall memories with your little ones. Here in Mansfield and Richland County we are packed with classic fall activities your kids are going to love....

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Member Spotlight: The Barnyard Park

The Barnyard Park is one of Richland County’s premier destinations for fall family fun. Located only 40 minutes from Columbus and just an hour from Cleveland, this scenic farm is perfect for a weekend day trip. Explore the simply a-maze-ing corn maze during the day or get lost in the dark during one of the Flashlight Nights. Enjoy a 20-minute scenic hayride through the farm fields and woodlands. Pick your pumpkins to take home or spend the day trying each of the 20+ family-friendly activities. With a zipline, jumping pillow, kiddie maze, corn box, apple blaster, pumpkin checkers, train rides, gemstone mining, a bounce house, pumpkin bowling, a pumpkin slingshot and more, you can be sure your kids will sleep the whole car ride home....

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October Happenings and Events

Fall is here, and the cooler weather and changing leaves make this the perfect time of year to wander outdoors. Those hazy summer days are gone, so make time to explore the many hiking and bridle trails that line the county’s diverse terrain. Grab your bike and roll along the gentle hills of the B&O Trail. Whether on wheels or on foot, you’ll love the 18.4 miles of paved trail on the railroad bed of the former Baltimore & Ohio Railway. Grab your friends, family, and pets and head out to Malabar Farm State Park for their Fall Hike for Health (Oct 20). More fall activities for both families and fear fanatics are added all the time, so make sure to follow the Destination Mansfield – Richland County calendar for all the upcoming fall fun, live music, and haunted happenings!...

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