Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer/beginning of fall is upon us. This long weekend was officially recognized by the Federal Government in 1894 to celebrate the American workforce’s contributions to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. Why the unofficial end of summer term? It comes from schools around the country either being back in session or soon going into session after the holiday.
Labor Day weekend also marks two annual event milestones for Ross County. This weekend serves as the last opportunity to witness the epic life of Shawnee leader, Tecumseh at the annual outdoor drama which closes for the season on Sunday, September 2nd. It also revs up for the start of the annual Easyriders Rodeo. Motorcyclist from all over the country rides into the Ross County Fairgrounds for a weekend of entertainment.
Families can continue to enjoy the festival season in September with the Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival, Salt Creek Valley Festival, the Apple Harvest Open House and the Mountain Heritage Fall Festival. The Storytelling Festival celebrates the timeless art of spinning tales from highly acclaimed storytellers, while the Salt Creek Valley Festival charms attendees with a small-town experience in Richmond Dale. The Mountain Heritage Fall Festival takes place in Tar Hollow State Park and showcases seasonal entertainment and demonstrations while the Apple Harvest Open House gives tours of the orchard and activities for the whole family.
This month also features several special events such as the AVTT Traveling Vietnam Wall which will be on display at the V.A. Medical Center campus, the annual Ghost Walk in downtown Chillicothe, and the downtown favorite Chili-Fest. Along with these events, live entertainment beyond the festivals include popular nightlife locations and the historic Majestic Theatre.
Visit Chillicothe and Ross County this fall for excitement, entertainment and some relaxation. September is just the beginning of the fall fun, October offers visitors not only fall beauty but Halloween thrills. Find out what’s coming up by visiting our calendar of events and watch for our upcoming Fall & Halloween post later in the month!