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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May Happenings and Events

May is here and it brought a flurry of activity with it! The first weekend of the month was packed with events, but here’s what’s going on throughout the rest of May. Festivals, special exhibits, and a racing world championship are on deck, but what are you going to put on your calendar?...

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Ohio Halloween & Haunters Convention Coming to The Historic Ohio State Reformatory

Ohio Haunters Association (OHA), a non-profit group of Halloween Enthusiasts and Haunted Attraction Industry professionals and amateurs, is debuting an all-new convention at the historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio from May 17th to May 19th, 2019. The Ohio Halloween & Haunters Convention 2019 will feature a trade show floor with over 40 vendors with products ranging from arts and décor, to costumes, special effects makeup and props. There will be a hearse and haunt vehicle show, Q&A Panel with Industry leaders, 30 hours of educational classes, Reformatory Ghost Hunt, and Costume Party....

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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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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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Ghosts, Gore, Monsters and More!

Forget the cozy firesides, apple picking and hayrides, Fall means Halloween which means it’s time for ghost stories, costumes and haunted houses. If you think getting scared is fun, come to Richland County and get your fill of murder, ghosts and haunted happenings. ...

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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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