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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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Here Come The Mummies Back In Concert At The Ren

28 Sep , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Here Come the Mummies, a funk-rock band whose members perform dressed as mummies, will return to the Renaissance Theatre for a one-night only concert October 2 at 8:00 PM. Special guest Desmond Jones is set to open the concert, with doors opening at 7:30 PM. 

Tickets to the concert are nearly sold out, starting at just $15. For tickets to Here Come the Mummies, visit: https://bit.ly/HCTMPress 

If you don’t know about the Nashville-based band, the members dress in mummy costumes and go by aliases like Mummy Cass, High Priest of Death, Motherlode, and K.W. Tut., all while playing blues and funk influenced-music.

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Pumpkin Carvers Sought

15 Sep , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Do you really, really enjoy pumpkin carving? Are you handy with a pumpkin and a carving knife?

If so, this might be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

In order to prepare for its larger and better than ever 2021 Pumpkin Glow, Kingwood Center Gardens is on the lookout for volunteer carvers. The event has grown so that some several hundred pumpkins need to be carved and lit. More…

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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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Downtown

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 facebook.com/downtownmansfield or www.shopdineexploreandmore.com.

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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All About Richland, Downtown

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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All About Richland, Downtown

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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