Ohio, The Heart of it All

Pippin, The Musical

Sept. 23,24,30, Oct. 1/TIFFIN – At the Ritz Theatre performed by The Ritz Players. the With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. Pippin is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. Adults $20, Students $15. For more information, visit https://ritztheatre.org/


Emerging Artists Program

Sept. 29/MANSFIELD –  7:30 p.m. in Theatre 166 at The Renaissance Performing Arts Theatre. Dedicated to nurturing and championing aspiring artists, creating an environment where self-expression, risk-taking, and collaboration flourish. The 2023-2024 Emerging Artists Festival represents the culmination of our dreams and our commitment to fostering groundbreaking new works in the world of performing arts. The play to  be read is “Arbor” by Catherine Epstein. The story unfolds in the tranquil setting of an arboretum, interweaving the lives of its characters as they seek solace and confront their own complexities. The arboretum becomes a symbol of refuge and challenge, reflecting the multifaceted nature of the human experience. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit https://mansfieldtickets.com


Sep 29-30/CATAWBA – At the Twin Oast Brewery. Step into a world of authentic German scenes and sounds as the gorgeous Twin Oast Brewery brings the spirit of Oktoberfest to Ohio! Oastoberfest 2023 will feature traditional folk dances and contests for the crowd. They’ll also have great food trucks, musicians, activities, and plenty of BIER from breweries all throughout Ohio! Join in as everyone raises their steins and celebrate the fusion of German tradition and Ohio craft bier. PROST! Admission is $5 Friday (3-10 p.m.) and $10 Saturday (11 a.m. -10 p.m.) Tickets are at https://www.exploretock.com/twinoastbrewing

Woollybear Festival

Oct 8/VERMILLION – 9-5 downtown area. The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Fox 8 Cleveland, is pleased to present the 51st annual event. Celebrating one of the many legacies of Mr. Dick Goddard, Fox 8 Meteorologist and founding father of Woollybear. Bringing you the wonderful wacky fun you have all come to love and cherish. Featuring a parade, kids woollybear costume contest, races, food vendors and live entertainment, The festival boasts an attendance of more than 100,000 people, the State of Ohio’s largest one-day festival. The attendance continues to grow, year after year. The quaint town of Vermilion will be bursting at the seams, with families who have made the Woollybear Festival a historic event and household name for more than a half century and counting!  For more information, go to woollybearfestival.com.

The 13th Hour Hallow-Market

Oct. 8/COLUMBUS – Join us for this vintage Halloween affair! Taking place from noon until 6 PM at the eerie Municipal Light Plant, this event is the perfect way to kick off the spooky season early and help you plan for Halloween. Step into a world of magic and peruse through our spooky and macabre vendors. From creepy antiques to hauntingly beautiful decorations, you’ll find everything you need to transform your home into a haunted haven. Be prepared to be mesmerized by the eerie stilt-walking performances by The Amazing Giants, as they tower above the crowd, adding an extra touch of otherworldly enchantment. But that’s not all! Quench your thirst at the Drank Tank, where you can indulge in bewitching concoctions that will leave you spellbound. And for those seeking an extra dose of fright, Hunger Hollow’s Farm will provide a mini haunt that will send chills down your spine. Tickets $10 online and $15 at the door! Get at https://allevents.in/columbus/the-13th-hour-hallow-market/80002964220531


Bob Evans Farm Festival

Oct. 13–15/RIO GRANDE –Before there were Bob Evans restaurants, there was Bob Evans, the Ohio farmer. Each fall, his picturesque farm welcomes guests for a fall festival celebrating its namesake. There will be live country and bluegrass musical entertainment, fireworks Saturday, one-of-a-knd handmade arts and crafts, farm theme contests, delicious food and much more.  A southeast Ohio tradition since 1971, the Bob Evans Farm Festival also features rides and free primitive camping.  Admission is $5 at the gate. Ride wristbands are $10 for ages 13 and over, $5 for 12 and under. For more information, visit  bobevans.com/farm-festival

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