History & Tourism

Fall Road Trip: Woosterfest!

24 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

This year, we’re going to add a handful of Fall Road Trip ideas to our usual staple of Summer Road Trips. Each provides Richland Countians with an easy day trip idea that features something unique and different.

As always, we remind our readers that Richland County itself if full of interesting things to see and do. For the latest information on those places, visit the website of Destination Mansfield – Richland County.

It’s an easy drive east along US30 to the nearby city of Wooster, home to that annual combination of fun, food, and festivity known as Woosterfest.

This year’s 39th Annual edition is a free family event will serve as a kick-off to fall, and will take place on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1.

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All About Richland

Arts And Culture To Fill Central Park

15 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Mansfield Arts and Culture Festival will be filing Central Park this Saturday with treats for the eye, ear, and taste buds.

The event, an annual celebration of the arts in Richland County, showcases local artists and other wonderful area talent. Hours are 11 AM to 6 PM.

This year’s them is “Everyone Is An Artist.”

On hand will be area artists in paint/glass/fiber/wood/clay/ and more, demonstrations, awards, an SFX artist, food, and music.

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: It’s All About Ohio At This Festival

18 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique events and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of Richland County. For the first time in two years, we’re sharing events taking place in-person, although by all means please all ahead and verify what social distancing, masking, etc. We call these Summer Road Trips.

Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

There’s nothing Michigan-esque or Indiana-ish during the Made in Ohio Art & Craft Festival.

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History & Tourism

Shiloh Ox Roast Boasts A Whole Lot Of Beef

26 Jul , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

10,000 pounds of beef is a lot of cow!

That is what’s on offer this year at the 56th Annual Fireman’s Ox Roast in Shiloh, an event that will look quite a bit like it has in years past — and which will taste just as good!

A full lineup of food will be on hand, including sales of beef, baked beans, potato salad, hot dogs, cake, and pie — and other food vendors will be on hand as well.

The fun will take place on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30. Bulk sales of meat, baked beans, and potato salad will take place at the fire station on Delaware Street. Food will be served from 11 AM to 9 PM each day.

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Willie Nelson, The Butter Cow, And So Much More

15 Jul , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique events and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of Richland County. For the first time in two years, we’re sharing events taking place in-person, although by all means please all ahead and verify what social distancing, masking, etc. We call these Summer Road Trips.

Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

It might just be the ultimate Summer Road Trip each year – and in 2022, it is time to rediscover the Ohio State Fair, a family tradition in Ohio for the last 172 years.

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All About Richland

Ontario 4th Of July Festival Has Something For Just About Everyone

30 Jun , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s the type of family-oriented, fun festival that they used to hold in years past. The 2022 Ontario Fourth of July Festival is bigger, better, and being held in a new location.

Marshall Park will be the scene for activity on Friday, June and Saturday, July 2.

Featured will be food (and lots of it with food eating contests included), music, games, s beer garden on Friday evening, a 5K run with $3,000 in cash prizes, a kids area, and a raffle where you can win a car!

Kicking off the festival Friday, July 1st, it is the Ontario Youth Sports – Milliron Auto Parts Land Regatta, the Ontario Car Show, and much more.

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All About Richland

Celebration To Include Mansfield’s First-Ever Juneteenth Parade

8 Jun , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s not every day that a new parade hits the streets of downtown Mansfield.

A week from Saturday. that first-ever parade will form a centerpiece for a day-long celebration focused on downtown Mansfield’s Central Park.

The Juneteenth Parade, Festival, and Health Fair will take place on June 18 from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. The Parade will lead things off and will proceed down Park Avenue West. Special guest marching bands and drumlines, dance groups, local churches, businesses, organizations, and political candidates will be featured.

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: What’s New At The Columbus Arts Festival

30 May , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, Columbus Arts Festival

Welcome back to Summer Road Trips for 2022!

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique events and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of Richland County. For the first time in two years, we’re sharing events taking place in-person, although by all means please all ahead and verify what social distancing, masking, etc.

Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

Today we’re highlighting the return of one of central Ohio’s traditional events — the Columbus Arts Festival.

While many favorite artists, local bands, hands-on activities and food vendors return to the Columbus Arts Festival, there are always new things to discover at the welcome to summer event presented by the American Electric Power Foundation and produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council). Here are some of the adventures in store for the more than 450,000 guests coming to the 2022 festival, June 10-12:

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History & Tourism

Yes, There Will Be A Prairie Peddler

14 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Updated: This post has been updated with corrected information.

It’s a north central Ohio institution – the annual Prairie Peddler Festival, which takes place off of State Route 97 near Butler.

The 2020 edition of Prairie Peddler will look and function a bit differently, but what makes the event a regional favorite is still there. This year’s Prairie Peddler, set for September 26-27 and October 3-4, is still an opportunity for the entire family to step back in time, sample delicious food, and shop at artisan booths. More…

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History & Tourism

Local Fun, Food, And Festivities This July

30 Jun , 2020  

From: Destination Mansfield – Richland County

Summer is here, and while our summers may be looking a little different this year, there are events for everyone’s comfort level on our calendar. Thousands and thousands of visitors make road trips to our area each year, but many visitors are staying close to home this year. This could be the best summer to explore like a visitor in your own backyard since our attractions, restaurants, and stores need local support more than ever. These events are a great way to fill your summer with fun and help our local businesses thrive again. More…

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All About Richland

Food Truck Lovers Unite!

21 Sep , 2019  

Food trucks may not seem to be as prevalent in our neck of the woods as they are in places like Columbus or Cleveland, but the Mansfield Department of Parks and Recreation is working to create more awareness for our local food truck industry. The second annual Food Truck Festival is scheduled for October 11, beginning at 11:00 AM and running until 6:00 PM (or later) at South Park in Mansfield. More…

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All About Richland

Pollinators Ready To Shine

28 Jul , 2019  

They go from plant to plant, dozens of times each day, and thank heavens that they do!

You are invited to the Sixth Annual Richland County Park District Pollinator Festival, which will be held from August 2 through 4 at the Gorman Nature Center. More…

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All About Richland

Shop The Vintage Peddler

30 May , 2019  

Whether you’re in search of tasteful home décor or the perfect gifts for loved ones — or you simply want a full day of fun — the Vintage Peddler in Butler features must-see vintage and one-of-a-kind products in a beautiful wooded setting. The festival runs from Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9 and features over 90 local food, jewelry, clothing, and furniture vendors. More…

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Bellville

168th Bellville Street Fair Starts Today

12 Sep , 2018  

Come one, come all, to the 168th edition of the Bellville Street Fair.

Bellville’s “World’s Fair” will offer four fun-filled days, from Wednesday through Saturday, of exhibits, shows, rides, free entertainment, and much more. More…

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All About Richland

It’s Fair Week In Richland County

5 Aug , 2018  

The Richland County Fair begins today and ends on Saturday, and during that six days a wide range of events, entertainment, rides, shows, and contests will greet visitors to the Fairgrounds. The first Fair took place on October 26, 1849, just the one day, at what is now the intersection of South Main and Lexington Avenue. More…

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