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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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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Design Your Own Adventure with Our Five Unique Trails

Five great trails across Mansfield and Richland County, Ohio make many extraordinary experiences for visitors to the area. From sips along the Mansfield and Richland County Wine & Ale Trail, to a taste of Hollywood on The Shawshank Trail, to encounters with the otherworldly on the Haunted Mansfield trail, visitors around Richland County can immerse themselves in some of the area’s greatest and most memorable experiences....

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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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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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Ohio State Reformatory releases 2017 Ghost Hunt, Ghost Walk dates

The infamous Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio has announced dates for its 2017 Ghost Hunts® and Ghost Walks®. The popular overnight Ghost Hunts were named one of the Travel Channel’s “101 Things to do before you die.” These unusual nocturnal experiences are a hit with anyone interested in paranormal activity — or travelers simply seeking a truly unusual getaway....

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Shawshank Trail and Haunted Mansfield Souvenirs Sought For Fans

For the past several years, members of the Mansfeild/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau have offered Shawshank-themed souvenirs to visitors and fans coming to see the 14 filming sites from The Shawshank Redemption movie. We are also reaching out to our members to participate in offering a themed souvenir for Haunted Mansfield. Haunted Mansfield is a tourism product geared towards paranormal investigators coming to the area. ...

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