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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Haunts and Horrors to Fill Your Fall

Maybe it’s just the chill in the air, but this change in the seasons has us ready for some hair-raising, heart-pounding thrills. This fall, Mansfield and Richland County lives up to its reputation as the Haunted Capital of Ohio with events and activities that range from spooky to downright terrifying....

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Ohio State Reformatory Announces New Fall Hours

Shawshank fans can rejoice, the Ohio State Reformatory will remain open for abbreviated tours September 4 through September 27. For 7 days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Take a self-guided tour of the “Haunted Halls of OSR” for the special price of $6! Come visit the historic Ohio State Reformatory and see…

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Autumn-themed attractions draw people to Richland County

As Halloween draws near, hundreds of extra people funnel into Richland County to visit haunted attractions like the Ohio State Reformatory’s Escape from Blood Prison and the Haunted Bissman Building or patronize less scary, seasonal events like the Kingwood Center Garden’s annual Great Pumpkin Glow. “Tourism generates money from a lot further out than one might think,” Tasseff said. “The Haunted Mansfield market is not limited to just the state. ...

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October Happenings

What is it you love about fall? Go for a hike though the fall foliage, pick some apples, carve a pumpkin or scare yourself silly this October in Richland County. Follow the Destination Mansfield-Richland County calendar for all the upcoming fall fun!...

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