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The Sports Car Club of America National Championship Runoffs returned to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the first time since 2005. The group brought 600 drivers, plus crews, 500 workers, and about $7,000,000 in local economic impact for the 10+ day event. The Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau reached these visitors in many ways, including a Welcome Booth at the track and a Richland County Welcome Dinner for drivers, crews and workers on the Monday of event week. If not for the community's generous sponsors and in-kind partners, this one-of-a-kind hospitality undertaking wouldn't be possible. Thank you to our communities for the hospitality
Autumn signals the end of summer but the beginning of Ohioâ€™s explosion of fall foliage. As we observe the trees mesmerizing color conversions we begin our own metamorphosis. We bundle ourselves in warm fuzzy sweaters or our favorite football sweatshirts. Pushing back Fallâ€™s chill we join our family, friends and neighbors for Autumn festivals, Harvest parties and Halloween fun. This article highlights the "not to miss" events in the Richland County Area.
The historic home of author Louis Bromfield, Malabar Farm State Park, works to continue his legacy through promotion of conservation, agriculture and literature. During Mohican Wildlife Weekend in April, Malabar Farm hosts educational events concerning Ohio wildlife and promoting healthy activities with a 5K and guided hiking. Group hikes are regularly scheduled, but hiking trails are also open to the public all year and accommodate cross country skiers. Malabar Farm also offers educational programs about wildlife from barn animals to blue jays, and hosts tours of the Big House and farm. Popular events at Malabar Farm include Maple Syrup Days, Heritage Days, Hearthside Cooking Workshops, and Christmas at Malabar.The park is also known as the wedding site of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall and the filming site of the opening scene of The Shawshank Redemption.
The Ohio Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (OACVB) held its 19th Annual Awards of Excellence Luncheon in Lancaster, Ohio on Thursday, September 22, 2016. MIDDY Awards are presented for Destination Marketing and Tourism development. The Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureauâ€™s ShawshankTrail.com, won second place in the Website Category. â€śWe were very happy to have been recognized for the work done on the new Shawshank Trail website,â€ť stated Bureau President, Lee Tasseff. â€śIt is the 20th award we have earned since 2012.â€ť
Do you crave adrenaline spiking through your veins, chills running down your spin, and an absolute fright of a lifetime? Well, you're in luck because Hollywood special effects legend and director, Robert Kurtzman, is bringing a whole new level of terror to the Ohio State Reformatory this fall. Get ready because the monsters of the Paranormal Penitentiary are coming soon.
#RichlandHappenings in September gives you a heads up on the events you won't want to miss. The Mansfield/ Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau shares the best Richland County has to offer. Whether you are looking for family activities or the best places to make new friends we have it all for you right here in one convenient location! Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events for more #RichlandHappenings.
Everyday there are visitors traveling the streets of our community. They go to traditional attractions, sample wine and craft beers or travel our trails, such as the Shawshank Trail, B&O Bike Trail and Wine & Ale Trail. However, it is not every day those visitors are newlyweds on their honeymoon. Cleveland area newlyweds, Rebecca Black and Matt Stankus, did just that!
As summer continues to fly by, it is important to take advantage of every single day. The Richland B&O Trail happens to be one of my favorite places to go when I come home from college for the summer for many reasons. Find out why the local bike trail is so great.
Battle Zone Paintball Park III is dedicated to creating a friendly and fun-filled environment for all ages 12 and up. The park offers a total of six Battle Fields with new structures to come in The Village and a whole new field called The Mine Field, which opens this August. This field even offers capture the flag! Every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. there is open play for everyone, but if you want it to be a bit more exclusive, make a reservation for your group of 6 or more.
Sip, sample, and taste your way through the Mansfield/Richland County Wine & Ale Trail with an appreciation for each location's past and present. Explore some of the historic secrets of your favorite wineries, wine bars, and breweries in the Mansfield/ Richland County area.