All About Mansfield, Downtown

What A Day For A Parade!

30 Oct , 2016  

The weather was picture perfect; the young ghouls, witches, and goblins were full of excited anticipation; and the mood was celebratory as downtown Mansfield experienced the 2016 Monsterfield Masquerade Parade.

Kicking off at the stroke of noon from the corner of West Fifth and North Main, the parade made its way south to Central Park. The route was lined with hundreds of spectators – and 1812Blockhouse was there. More…

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All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

Foundation To Be Dug For Log House In South Park

28 Oct , 2016  

The Blockhouse is about to get some company

The City of Mansfield has announced that work is to begin soon on a project in South Park. REACH (Richland Early American Center for History), with the help of volunteer labor, will be digging the foundation for the early 1800’s log house that was disassembled and moved into storage on September 4. This event will take place on Sunday, October 30 beginning at 8:30 AM in South Park. More…

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City Leaf Collection Details Set

25 Oct , 2016  

The City of Mansfield has announced information concerning the 2016 Leaf Collection Program.

The same three (3) collection sites will be utilized as last year; Sterkel Park on Hollywood Lane, Liberty Park on Grace Street and the Service Complex at 480 Park Avenue East. More…


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Mansfield Symphony Orchestra To Present “Musical Diversity In The Americas”

24 Oct , 2016  

The Mansfield Symphony Orchestra launches its 2016-2017 OhioHealth Masterworks Series this Saturday with an ambitious program highlighting the extraordinary range of music from this hemisphere.

Included on the program will be the Four Dances from Estancia of Argentinian composer Alberto Ginestera, as well as Antonin Dvorak’s New World Symphony, the latter featuring as the Capital University Chamber Percussion Ensemble. Also to be presented is be the well-known and dynamic Trumpet Concerto of Joseph Haydn with soloist Ken Holzworth, Principal Trumpet of the MSO. More…

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History & Tourism

Fall At Malabar Farm

23 Oct , 2016  

Saturday morning brought clear skies, a bit of a crisp wind, and a ceiling of puffy clouds that created shadows darting across the north central Ohio landscape. When combined with a near-peak weekend for tree colors, what better time to head to Malabar Farm State Park?

These images were taken during the noon hour at this amazing historic landmark. We’re happy to share them with you on your Sunday – with a recommendation that you head down Pleasant Valley Road yourself sometime very soon!

These photos may be viewed at this link. For a full screen image, click on any photo, and then again on the full screen icon on the top right.


History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: The Farmers Bank Building

22 Oct , 2016  

It rises some 157 feet above the pavement of Park Avenue West, a 53,000 square foot structure that speaks to the optimism and economic health of early 20th century Mansfield.

The Farmers Bank Building was constructed in 1929. In that decade and the one following, many Midwestern cities saw the building of Classical and Art Deco skyscrapers, many of which, like the Farmers Bank Building, remain the tallest in their respective communities. Each provided a dramatic refutation that its city was a “backwater,” instead proclaiming that it had “arrived” in the modern world. More…


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Just Walk Richland Continues Walking Meetups

21 Oct , 2016  

It’s a movement that brings local residents together to engage in collective whole health walking in Richland County. Walks are open to all and take place in various types of terrain – including parks, urban streets, residential neighborhoods, along the Richland B&O Trail, and others.

Participants are welcome to join in no matter their motivation – to meet new people, engage in healthy activity, experience nature, whatever the case. Recent walks have included a Trail Walk with the City of Shelby Health Department, an Ohio Bird Sanctuary Trail Walk, and a “Beat the Heat” Woods Fitness Hike.” More…

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All About Mansfield, Downtown

Ghosts, Arts, Music, and Fun

20 Oct , 2016  

It’s a very busy fall weekend coming up in Mansfield and surrounding communities. We’ve gone through the various offerings for you and placed them with links to easy access for details, tickets, registration etc.. Click on an event name for additional information.

Downtown: More…

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Autumn Colors Nearing Their Peak

19 Oct , 2016  

The Fall Color Report of TourismOhio officially places the leaves of north central Ohio at or near their peak in turning color for the season.

The indicators for Mount Gilead State Park, Malabar Farm State Park, and Mohican State Park and Forest are all marked by a burnt orange circle, which indicates that each is “near peak.” More…



Monsterfield Masqeurade On Its Way

18 Oct , 2016  

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. presents “Monsterfield Masquerade,” a day of Halloween fun on Saturday, October 29 in historic downtown Mansfield. Activities include downtown Trick or Treat with as well as the Halloween Parade.

With stops at over 65 participating downtown businesses and stands, Trick or Treat in downtown is an event not to be missed.

Trick or Treat will take place throughout downtown beginning at 10:00 AM and will continue through 11:30 AM. Directly following Trick or Treat, guests are encouraged to move to Park Avenue and watch the Halloween Parade. The parade will step off at 12:00 NOON at the intersection of Main Street and Fifth Street, will move south on Main Street, west on Park Avenue and north on Walnut Street. Parade entries are reviewed and judged.

Please note that citywide Trick of Treat in Mansfield is scheduled for Thursday, October 27 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM.

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Talking Books Downtown

17 Oct , 2016  

The outstanding series of opportunities to meet and listen to authors and poets continues over the next few weeks at Main Street Books in downtown Mansfield.

Highlights include the following: More…


History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: The Fraser House

16 Oct , 2016  

On a recent fall evening, the setting sun cast a golden glow on western facing buildings in Mansfield. Included among those was the Alexander Fraser House, sitting as it does on a rise on Park Avenue West overlooking the entrance to South Park (see photo above).

Fraser was the owner of a granite manufacturer and wholesaler which bore his name. Before building the Park Avenue West house, the family resided at 202 South Diamond Street. He was born about 1860 in Kincardinshire, Scotland, and learned the granite and marble business in Aberdeen. Fraser then emigrated to the United States about 1889 with his wife, Maria. More…