The leaves are changing! Fabulous fall is here and Mansfield and Richland County Ohio fill the sunny crisp days and cool nights with all your favorites. Click here to plan ahead for peak color with the fall color map. Traditional fall festivals, outdoor exploration, and of course the haunted and scary are all here. Get them on your calendar before fall slips away. Here’s our Fall Tourism Top Ten.
The changing of the leaves in fall in preparation for winter, brings a flood of memories of the seasonal changes and why I love Ohio in fall. Something about sitting around a warm campfire, eating fall food favorites and walking in the woods hearing the leaves crunch beneath your shoes, invigorates the body and soul. Learn more from Guest Blogger Louis Andres, Park Specialist, Pleasant Hill Lake Park about fall in the great outdoors.
The Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced new improvements in the promotion and accessibility of events on its website, MansfieldTourism.com. The widely used Calendar of Events (COE) now includes a search feature to make accessing specific dates faster. “The improvements are part of the CVB’s overall mobile strategy and Strategic Planning Process to increase the organization’s effectiveness in achieving its mission to promote and develop our County’s tourism product to attract and retain money for the local economy”, according to Bureau President Lee Tasseff. “The easier and smarter we make our tools, the better for the visitor and ultimately the community.”
For the past several years, members of the Mansfeild/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau have offered Shawshank-themed souvenirs to visitors and fans coming to see the 14 filming sites from The Shawshank Redemption movie. We are also reaching out to our members to participate in offering a themed souvenir for Haunted Mansfield. Haunted Mansfield is a tourism product geared towards paranormal investigators coming to the area.
The Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau is conducting a visitor research project during the next two weeks. We’d love to hear from you! Your opinion is important and will be used to make Mansfield/Richland County an even better destination to visit.
With summer slipping away from us here in Mansfield/Richland County, Ohio, make sure you don’t let some of the area’s simple pleasures and one-of-a-kind spots miss your calendar. See what's missing from your summer plans or get new ideas to share with family and friends. The CVB would love to hear your summer favorites too.
For anyone who has always wanted to drive on the track at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, now is your change. On August 20th, the Mid Ohio School will offer a special opportunity to expereince a driving school at a discounted rate and the proceeds go to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Mid-Ohio will provide two full days of racing at the NASCAR Xfinity series Nationwide Children's 200 on August 14-15, with Trans-Am Series and Pirelli World Challenge rounding out the weekend's on-track schedule. The Trans-Am Series has set an all-time series record with 81 entries for the weekend, 11 more than the previous record set at Road Atlanta earlier this year. Pirelliw World Challenge joins the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 line up for the first time, running races for its TC/TCA/TCB classes.
Trails are big, whether it's a golf trail, nature trail, whiskey trail, or wine trail. The Mansfield/Richland County CVB developed some marketing niches to market to this growing travel trend. Explore the Shawshank Trail, B&O Bike Trail, Horse Trails, Wine and Ale Trail.
Join the #RichlandRocks Movement! and tell everyone why Richland County Rocks! We all know Richland County offers amazing attractions, recreation, lodging, dining, local businesses, and communities, now we want to spread the word and show why Richland County, Ohio rocks and is a great place to live and visit. Join the #RichlandRocks campaign.