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Mansfield Trick Or Treat Date, Time Changes

29 Oct , 2020  

From the City of Mansfield:

Mayor Tim Theaker has announced the City of Mansfield has decided to change the date and time of Trick or Treat due to inclement weather predicted for tomorrow night. City-wide Trick or Treat is now scheduled for Saturday, October 31 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM which will hopefully provide a more enjoyable experience for those participating.

It is suggested that the participating age group be no older than 12.

Residents wishing to participate in Trick or Treat Night are asked to turn on their porch light between those hours. More…

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Celebrate Halloween In Historic Downtown Mansfield

28 Oct , 2020  

From our friends at Downtown Mansfield, Inc.:

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. is excited to present the 2020 edition of Monsterfield Masquerade in historic downtown Mansfield! Monsterfield Masquerade will take place on Saturday, October 31 at 11:00 AM.

This year’s Halloween fun will include only downtown Trick or Treat, per the Richland County Health Department we are unable to have the parade.

Trick or Treat will take place throughout downtown beginning at 11:00 AM with lots of downtown merchants participating. Event maps with participating merchant locations are available online at or

Downtown Mansfield Incorporated’s mission is to stimulate economic development, improve the appearance and create a positive image of the downtown as a desirable place to work, live, shop and invest.


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State Of Ohio Talks Halloween And Coronavirus

19 Sep , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

On Friday, the State of Ohio issued guidance for Ohio communities and families related to trick or treating and other Halloween events.

The communication began as follows:

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to use caution and plan ahead for Halloween festivities. Decisions on whether to participate should be made by local communities, individuals, and parents/ guardians.

Always follow current state public health orders and rules/regulations established by your local community, and check the Ohio Public Health Advisory System to determine COVID-19 risk levels in your county before making decisions about Halloween activities. Some communities may choose to cancel Halloween events, so check with local sources before making plans. More…

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Halloween Trick Or Treat Postponed, Parades Cancelled In Mansfield, Shelby

26 Oct , 2019  

In a Facebook post, Downtown Mansfield, Inc./DMI has announced that today’s parade has been cancelled and the trick-or-treat postponed. It states:

“Unfortunately, it has decided to rain on our parade. As such, in the best interest of children and families, we will be canceling all Halloween festivities tomorrow. More…

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Monsterfield Masquerade Maps

25 Oct , 2019  

This weekend is the annual Monsterfield Masquerade in downtown Mansfield. Trick-or-Treat is from 11 AM to Noon on Saturday and the Parade steps off at Noon. Below you will find links to both the parade map and the trick-or-treat map. Click either for a full-sized image. More…

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Phantom Of The Opera, With Organ, At The Ren

14 Oct , 2019  

It doesn’t get more October and Halloween-ish than this!

Step back in time at the Renaissance Theatre next month. The theatre will be showing the 1925 classic silent film “Phantom of the Opera,” underscored by the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, on Friday, November 1 at 7:00 PM. More…

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Halloween Trick-Or-Treating And Parade Round-Up

14 Oct , 2019  

Locally, trick-or-treating does not always take place on October 31. In fact, each location in Richland County designates not only the day, but the hours for trick-or-treating. It is generally recommended that you turn on your porch light to let costumed candy-requesters know that you are participating. More…

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History & Tourism

Give Yourself a Good Scare

5 Oct , 2019  

It’s October, so we at 1812Blockhouse are turning our thoughts to the frights and thrills that Halloween brings. We have assembled a list of area haunted houses (although, oddly enough, not one takes place in a house) to help you safely get all the scares you desire: More…

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Soggy Skeletons And Wet Witches Can Still Have Fun

28 Oct , 2018  

It was a misty and occasionally wet morning and noon hour Saturday on the streets of downtown Mansfield, but the weather failed to have a chilling effect on throngs of children and their families.

The annual Monsterfield Masquerade saw dozens of merchants and businesses participating in Trick-or-Treat. At noon, the Halloween Parade stepped off from the corner of North Main and Fifth Street, heading up the hill toward Central Park. Bands from St. Peter’s, Madison, and Senior High Schools participating. More…

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Monsterfield Masquerade This Saturday; We Look Back At 2016

25 Oct , 2018  

Downtown Mansfield will be one very spooky place this Saturday, as Monsterfield Masquerade takes over its streets and sidewalks. More…

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Trick Or Treat Safety Tips From Richland Public Health

21 Oct , 2018  

Nationally, more than 44 million children will be out trick-or-treating over Halloween dates stretching from October 21 through October 31, with many Richland County communities holding the event on October 25.

Richland Public Health is sharing the following information about Halloween safety to help adults keep kids out of the emergency room. These tips will help make everyone more aware of Halloween hazards and help keep all trick-or-treaters safe. More…

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Kingwood Will Be Aglow This Weekend

19 Oct , 2018  

This weekend, the paths and promenades of Kingwood Center Gardens will take on a rather orange-y hue. The Sixth Annual Great Pumpkin Glow takes place this Saturday (5 to 10 PM) and Sunday (5 to 9 PM).

The Great Pumpkin Glow is a fun event for people of all ages. Kingwood’s grounds will be decorated in a Fall Harvest theme, and decorated with over 2,000 carved and lit pumpkins as well as mums, lowing balloons, friendly scarecrows, festive gourds, towering corn stalks, and beautiful chrysanthemums. More…

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Pumpkin Carvers Sought

5 Oct , 2018  

Do you really, really enjoy pumpkin carving? If so, this might be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

In order to prepare for its larger and better than ever 2018 Pumpkin Glow, Kingwood Center Gardens is on the lookout for volunteer carvers. The event has grown so that some 2,000 pumpkins need to be carved and lit. More…


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Halloween, Richland-Style

4 Oct , 2018  

One might think that the first week of October is too early to be discussing things Halloween-related, but as schedules for busy families tend to become full this time of year, we thought we’d take the opportunity to share a few dates and times for spooky festivities in north central Ohio. More…

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Take An Aerial Trip To The Recent Great Pumpkin Glow

26 Oct , 2017  

If you missed The Great Pumpkin Glow at Kingwood Center Gardens, here’s an opportunity to experience what others saw first-hand – and to do it in a unique way.

Soar over Kingwood during the afternoon and evening, including a trip down “Scarecrow Row.” More…