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Trick Or Treat Returns To Downtown Mansfield

29 Oct , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Smiling faces and scary skeletons roamed the streets of downtown Mansfield this morning, as trick-or-treating returned this year to the delight of hundreds of participating children.

Below are a handful of photos from the event as shared by Downtown Mansfield, Inc., the sponsor of the day.

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All About Richland

Celebrate Halloween In Historic Downtown Mansfield

28 Oct , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse; From Downtown Mansfield, Inc.

Downtown Mansfield, Inc is excited to announce the return of downtown trick-or-treat this Saturday, October 29.

Trick or Treat will take place throughout downtown beginning at 11:00 a.m., with lots of downtown merchants particiapting. Event maps with participating merchant locations are avialable online at: https://www.facebook.com/downtownmansfield and https://www.shopdineexploreandmore/halloween.

Trick-or-treat will follow the Halloween Parade which starts ta 10:00 AM. Afterwards, Halloween festivities will continue with several events happening later in the day.

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All About Richland

Trunk Or Treat At OSU Mansfield

24 Oct , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

It might be a bit soon to enroll the kids at The Ohio State University at Mansfield, but there’s a really good reason to make a trip there tomorrow with children in tow.

OSUM is hosting “Trunk or Treat” on Tuesday from 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM in Parking Lot 4, which is near Riedl Hall. OSUM/NCTC is located at 1760 University Drive.

This is a free event and open to the entire community, so invite friends and family.

A map of campus showing the location of the event is below.

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All About Richland

ODNR Lunches Spooky Campfire Story Series With Richland County Tale

13 Oct , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Do you believe in ghosts? The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is getting into the spooky spirit with campfire stories about some of the state’s spookiest spots

“People know about ODNR’s beautiful outdoor spaces, but they may be less familiar with the mysterious backstories that go with some of our historic properties,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “We’re excited to get into the spirit of the season and teach a little lesson about these places all at the same time.” 

Fiery embers set the scene for the stories which will be released once a week through October.  Telling the tales is Hocking College professor and renowned co-author of books like “Haunted Hocking: A Ghost Hunter’s Guide to the Hocking Hills and beyond”, Pat Quackenbush.

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All About Richland

Looking For Pumpkin Carvers

13 Oct , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Where does Kingwood Center get all of its carved pumpkins to adorn walkways and other locations during the The Great Pumpkin Show?

From the great Community Pumpkin Carving event, that’s where. The 2022 edition is taking place on October 19 and 20 from Noon until 8 PM at Kingwood.

No registration is required – just show up during the times referred to above (and get free admission when you do so). For more information, call 419.522.0211.

Admission is free when you come to help carve. Pumpkins, stencils, and tools are provided. Head down to the Courtyard and enjoy fun music by a DJ and grab a bite from Mr. Hull’s Concession Stand Cart while you carve.

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History & Tourism

Fall Road Trip: Experience All Hallows Eve

8 Oct , 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. Find out more on the Destination Mansfield website.

You are invited this month to do back in time to a nineteenth-century Halloween experience.

Enjoy an evening of 1890s-style family fun at All Hallows’ Eve, with a retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by the bonfire, pumpkin carving and strange characters roaming Ohio Village, located next to the Ohio History Center off of I 71 in Columbus.

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History & Tourism

Fall Road Trips: Autumn Colors Everywhere, Including Right Here At Home

28 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Ohio Magazine’s most recent edition has highlighted places across the state where the bright colors of fall make their presence known.

Included are a selection of both arboretums and botanical gardens in all corners of Ohio, each displayed fall foliage in plentiful supply. Many also provide an opportunity for a day trip from Richland County, with recommended stops as close as Wooster, Newark, Fremont, and Columbus.

No such review could be complete, of course, without a mention of one of the Midwest’s finest public gardens right here at home. The article, entitled Ohio Arboretums and Botanical Gardens to Visit this Fall by Macy Kile, Sarah Miller, Emma Shinker, Rebecca Vernak, and Krista Willis says this about Kingwood Center Gardens:

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All About Richland

A Mansfield Halloween, 100 Years Ago

22 Oct , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

There are events taking place across Richland County over the next several days to commemorate that unique holding known as Halloween. You might wonder how was the holiday celebrate a century ago.

Let’s find out.

“When the bands blare and the joyous cry of children fills the city, when grotesque and unique costumed merrymakes fall in line for a grade parade about the city, and confetti and squawkers and laughter and noise in general can be heard, you will know that Hunt’s annual Halloween festival is under way, and that everything has been prepared to make this the grandest autumnal event the city has ever witnessed.”

Such was the description of Mansfield’s Halloween festival in 1921, 100 years ago.

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Pumpkin Glow Is Back

13 Oct , 2021  

lighted jack o lantern decors

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Kingwood Center Gardens will once again be aglow with the lights of thousands of jack-o’-lanterns this fall at the beloved Great Pumpkin Glow.

Now entering its ninth year, the Great Pumpkin Glow is back for two weekends in October.

The Great Pumpkin Glow is open from 5-10 PM on Saturdays and 5-9 PM Sundays on October 16-17 and 23-24. Timed tickets to this all-weather event are already available online at kingwoodcenter.org for $10 or $8 for members. Children 6 and younger are admitted free.

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History & Tourism

In Our Backyard: Ohio Halloween Chills And Thrills

7 Oct , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Autumn has officially arrived once again bringing the anticipation of cooler days, colorful leaves, and crackling fires. However, nothing says fall better than the thrilling, chilling events in October to celebrate Halloween.

“October is a real treat in Ohio because we have so many amazing options for fall fright and family fun,” said Lydia Mihalik, director of the Ohio Department of Development. “Halloween-themed festivals, events and attractions all across the state will make it easy for people to safely celebrate the spirit of the season — and have a lot of fun.”

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