Hooray, fall festivals and fun! Scarecrows, alpacas and ponies, haunted house, heritage day, drive-in movie, headless horseman, chalk the block and more!
🍁Trail of Scarecrows
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am-9pm
No matter what you love most about autumn, you’re sure to fall for the Trail of Scarecrows! Named “The Scarecrow Capital of Ohio,” Fairfield County has 14 communities displaying fantastic scarecrows during the entire month of October. Visit them all, vote for your favorite, and share your pics by using #FCScarecrows21
This self-guided experience is completely free, so don’t miss a single one of these cute and clever displays that celebrate the Autumn Experience in Fairfield County.
More details on the Trail of Scarecrows challenge and voting coming soon.
🎥Drive-In Movie Night @ Radiant Church
Friday 7 pm
Join us in the back of the church for a free event with some tasty snacks and the movie “Luca”!
You can bring lawn chairs & blankets to sit right outside of your car or enjoy the movie from inside your car!
Time: 7P-Parking & Snacks | 7:30P (Dark)-Movie Begins
🍿Outdoor Movie at the park
🌱Fall Family Fun Day @Groovy Plants Ranch
Saturday, 9 am-4 pm
Fall is the best! Join us for a fun day of live banjo picking, pumpkins, mums, pumpkin decorating, kids games, tons of beautiful fall plants, the coffee truck, and oddities galore.
We will have carnival-style games to play all day! Bring a can of food for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank or pet food for the Morrow County Humane Society to play. Then grab a snack bag as a prize before you leave! We will also have a pumpkin decorating station for the kiddos.
Come out and enjoy a Saturday harvest afternoon full of family fun at the Ranch!
👍🏻5th Annual American Heritage Days Weekend
Oct 2 and 3rd
The Richland Early American Center for History invites you to discover life in early America during the 18th and 19th Century from living historical reenactors.
Throughout the day there will be crafts, trades, demonstrations, and activities, including Blacksmithing, 18th Century Bagpipe Demonstrations, Games and Children’s Activities, Open Hearth Cooking Demonstrations, and Civilian and Military Reenactments.
👻Halloween Open House @Sambuca’s Country Market and Greenhouse
Saturday, 10 am-3pm. Rain or Shine.
Join us in celebrating everyone’s favorite holiday. Hot dogs and popcorn for everyone who attends.
Build a Scarecrow
🎨10th Annual Chalk the Block @Easton
Come stroll the streets surrounding the Town Square at Easton and watch local chalk artists create amazing works of larger-than-life sidewalk chalk art!
Chalk the Block is a premiere Ohio chalk drawing event. The event features artists designing and drawing large scale temporary artworks on the pavement while public watches.
On Saturday, the artists take to the streets, to create elaborate, original designs. Sunday, the audience is invited back to see the finished products.
👩🏻🌾Slate Run Historical Farm-Seasonal Chores
Saturday 1-3 pm
Help with seasonal activities as the farm prepares for winter.
🍂5th Annual Fall Festival @HTH Farm Market
Saturday, 1-4 pm
Come for Carnival Games, Activities, Crafts, Live Music and Food! Free Admission, Costumes Welcome.
Join us for the unveiling of the much anticipated arrival of our Unicorn!
This Saturday at 2pm we will reveal our Unicorn and toast its arrival with champagne, cider and cake! There will also be photo opportunities. Refreshments are first come, first serve.
Our Unicorn is 10’ long, 6’ high and 4’ wide. It is an interactive art sculpture commissioned for the Arts Park from Lagos, Nigeria, artist Ernest Nkwocha Ogbonna. This is one of several pieces going into the Imagination Space at the Arts Park.
Ernest is a new artist to the scene who makes unique sculptures from steel and recycled tires. He was featured on The BBC and had a Ted Talk about his work. His art pieces have been largely limited to Europe, so we are fortunate to have him agree to place his work in our Art Park.
The Unicorn was commissioned this summer and paid for with grants from USA Today, and Ohio Arts Council ArtNext, as well as donations by the community including The two Kiwanis chapters, the Eagles and individual donors.
🎃All Hallows Eve
Every Saturday in October
Sat., Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2021 • 5:30–9:30 p.m.
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. Come revel in Victorian-era entertainment including fortune telling, crafts, games and more!
+Hear from Haunted Ohio author Chris Woodyard (2 Saturdays only, (dates TBD)
+Follow the lit pumpkin path to the amphitheater and watch for the ghostly apparition of the Headless Horseman, as our storyteller retells Washington Irving’s famous story
+Take part in a 19th century masquerade party
+Hear from the fascinating characters who roam Ohio Village and ask them about their All Hallows’ Eve celebrations
+Explore the funeral parlor and learn about 19th century funeral practices
New for 2021
+Victorian Haunted pathway – strange encounters with haunting characters
+Kids Activity area – hands on activities, crafts
+New characters – Ohio Village Marshal, who is patrolling the town to cut down on pranks played by mischievous kids.
+Explore our new Straw Maze, located behind the Ohio Village Pharmacy, and see if you can discover the path through!
+Timed program on Fashions that Kill –This program will explore the dangerous cosmetics that went into fashion of the 19th century, and will tie that into mourning culture of the era.
+Timed program on Mysterious Monsters of Ohio Lore -This 1st person presentation will feature a local explorer who has come to Ohio Village to share stories about all of the strange creatures he’s encountered in his travels, especially those he’s found in Ohio. He even has a unique specimen, the Chillicothe Skyfoogle, to show off!
Enter Ohio Village through the John Hauck Foundation Welcome Center.
Ohio Village, I-71 & 17th Avenue (Exit 111), Columbus
Pricing info & tickets: www.ohiohistory.org/hallows
Health & Safety
We continue to follow guidelines provided by our local, county and state health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Masks are required at our indoor locations in the Ohio History Center & Ohio Village to help limit the spread of the more infectious variants of COVID-19.
🦙Fall Farm Days @Alpaca Meadows
Join us for our Fall Farm Days on Saturday, October 2nd, and Sunday, October 3rd, from 12pm-4pm. Savor a beautiful Fall day in the country, relax, and enjoy the peacefulness of our alpacas, the antics of our Angora goats, and the playfulness of our Angora rabbits.
Watch spinning and needle felting demonstrations!
Enjoy shopping in our Farm Store and see all the different products in which alpaca fiber is used. Do some early Christmas shopping, or purchase Alpaca Yarn for Christmas projects!
Find out more on our website at www.alpacameadows.com.
We are hosting our annual premier outreach event — Family Fun Fest on Sun., Oct. 3, 1-3:30 p.m. on the Northwest Chapel Lawn. Step right up and join us for food trucks, snow cones, popcorn, cotton candy, inflatables, face painting, pony rides and more! 🚚🍿🍭🎨 ALL are welcome to join us for the free event! Bring your family and friends for a day of fun, food and community 💚🤍
We also have volunteer opportunities for those interested. Please pm us or contact Brenda Colegrove at email@example.com.
📌Please note-Events can be changed by hosts, please check the event before attending. I try my best to provide up to date information. Please stay safe and do what you feel is most comfortable for your family with COVID-19 risks.