September Happenings and Events

September signifies the start of fall, but here in Richland County, September also brings various activities to fill your autumn calendar. From the Oktoberfest at The Phoenix Brewing Co. to the Malabar Farm Barn Dance, there are happenings for all ages. Enjoy the crisp air with this month’s festivals and fairs or experience the fine arts Richland County has to offer.

September gives you the chance to start and end the month with barnyard activities. Begin your month with the 25th Anniversary Barn Raising (Sep. 1–2) at Malabar Farm State Park to help celebrate the Bromfield traditions. A few weeks later, stop by the Malabar Barn Dance (Sep. 28) also located at Malabar Farm. Experience a corn maze, pumpkin slingshot, wagon rides and more with the Fun at Barnyard Park (Sep. 28–Oct. 20) located in The Barnyard Park.

Want to experience a simpler time? Shop the Prairie Peddler Festival (Sep. 28–29) for handmade and repurposed items. Or, come and experience the festival’s live entertainment, great food, and other scheduled activities the whole family can enjoy. Learn about the Civil War & Buck Skinners Camp at the 43rd Annual Ohio Heritage Days Festival (Sep. 28-29), located at Malabar Farm State Park. This event features live music, food, and horses. Or help celebrate Oktoberfest (Sep. 21) this year at The Phoenix Brewing Company. The Bellville Street Fair (Sep. 11–13) is four days filled with art and music shows, rides, and free entertainment.

This month is your chance to view the SDC Studebaker Car Show (Sep. 14) as it showcases all sorts of classics, modified, and modern cars. And for those sportscar lovers, the National Auto Sports Association (NASA) Championships (Sep. 18–22) are just around the corner, held at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

If you would like to fill your time with the fine arts, Richland county offers an abundance of opportunities and experiences.  The “Lines and Edges” Art Exhibition (Sep. 1–8) located at the Mansfield Art Center is a collaborative exhibition. The Little Buckeye Children’s Museum offers a hands-on experience for kids aged 2–8 with Art Classes or children can dance their way over to the Music and Movement. Experience Jazz & Eggs every Sunday at Black Dog Tavern, with the featured musicians Damian and Dane. And don’t miss out as this is also the last chance for the Final Friday Concert Series (Sep. 27) The Brickyard.

For a full list of events this month, be sure to check the Destination Mansfield – Richland County Calendar of Events— new events appear constantly! Don’t forget to out the hashtag #RichlandHappenings on social media to stay updated on the current events occurring in Richland.

Blog by Destination Mansfield – Richland County Intern, Amber Parr