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The Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau (M/RCVB) recognized Excellence in Tourism at its Annual Meeting, held May 18 in the Ohio Brass Central Guard Room at the Ohio State Reformatory. Four new members were inducted into the Tourism Hall of Fame. It was a strategic year in 2015 for the local tourism industry and our Convention & Visitors Bureau. The organization took the time to take stock of where the Bureau has been and strategize how to better effect the overall economic development and to become a strong partner. The environment is well-suited for more collaboration on things that move the community forward and we are happy to be a part of it.In addition to producing a comprehensive two-year plan, highlights for 2015 included helping establish the Shawshank Hustle, the popular Wine & Ale Trail, invested in the Brickyard Stage project, conducting visitor research and reaping the rewards of the national PR.
Runners, walkers and fans of the #1 movie of all time, â€śThe Shawshank Redemption,â€ť will return for a second year for the Shawshank Hustle 7k on Saturday, June 11. Over 2,100 participates will begin and end at the Ohio State Reformatory. Now even locals and fans of runners can get in on the action by getting a free cow bell at the CVB office for cheering on racers!
The Shawshank Hustle, a 7K race open to runners and walkers, returns for a second year in Mansfield, Ohio on Saturday, June 11, 2016. The event takes place at the famous
The only thing better than a good old-fashioned home cooked meal would have to be the homemade dessert that comes after the meal. Luckily these sweet treats are available year round here in the Mansfield and Richland County area and the options are endless.
Live racing in north central Ohio draws closer by the minute! For those fans counting down the days, here's a recap of the area's race schedules. Remember, there are two tracks for the 2016 with Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington and the oval up north at the Spitzer Motor Speedway. This season brings many exciting events to these historic track like IndyCar, NASCAR Xfinity, Top Speed Modifieds, the return of the SCCA Championship Runoffs, concerts and even highly competitive Bull Riding!
Come witness the past as it comes to life at 39th Annual Ohio Civil War Show and 24th Annual Artillery show at the Richland County Fairgrounds on Saturday April 30 through Sunday May 1. The Civil War Show gives you the perfect opportunity to fall back in time and observe iconic moments in history with powerful re-enactments, 6-Gun Battery firing demonstrations, a Civil War Field Hospital presented by the Society of Civil War Surgeons, Fife and Drum Corp presentations, and over 750 vendors.
Revel in the beauty of springtime in Ohio with Mohican Wildlife Weekend April 22-24, 2016! This year celebrates the 15th anniversary of the program. This year is even more special with a focus on the biodiversity of the area, which showcases the wonderful variety of species we have right here in Richland and Ashland County. With 30 different programs to attend at nine different locations, this diverse lineup will help you learn about the rich history and wildlife in the Mohican area. There are opportunities to explore for the whole family and the perfect chance to enjoy the outdoors. See the full weekend schedule.
If youâ€™ve been training and building up your stamina and endurance for any of the various running, walking, or obstacle course events coming up this year, look no further! The Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau has all of the information you need in order to get out and be active. Visit www.MansfieldTourism.com for a complete list of this yearâ€™s running events under the Calendar of Events section. The website allows you to customize your search and Sports & Recreation now includes 5K/ Running Events. You can also access this complete list under "What to DO" under Sports & Recreation in other sections of the tourism website. Here are a few key local events that you wonâ€™t want to miss!
Join us in historic downtown Mansfield for the 21st Annual Heart of the City Cruise In. Ranked number 3 in the State of Ohio for midsized car shows by Cruisin Times Magazine, The Heart of the City Cruise In has it all! Last summer's car show was a great event for the community and drew thousands of people into downtown Mansfield. This year, the event will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 and will include live entertainment, an updated Vendor's Alley, 100 trophies, as well as a pre-registration drawing for $100. Team up with other community members to make this year stronger than ever. Become a sponsor!