What to Do

We are an area filled with a variety of activities to peak the interests of every person in your group or family. From museums to live shows to leisurely strolls on a scenic path, Ross County has something just for you! Ross county hosts dozens of festivals and events throughout the year. Annually in Chillicothe you can experience the largest festival, The Feast of the Flowering Moon, which has graced us every Memorial Day weekend since 1984. This festival celebrates the Native American Culture that is so rich to our area’s history. Each September you can enjoy the Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival: a three day event that is family friendly. On Labor Day weekend, you can discover Frankfort’s annual International Sunflower Festival. You can also celebrate the seasons in Bainbridge with their annual events: Fall Festival of Leaves and the Southern Ohio Wildflower Pilgrimage.
If you are looking for something more peaceful, visit our downtown park! Yoctangee Park is a 48 acre public park located adjacent to the First Capital District of Downtown Chillicothe. Established in 1875, the grounds are home to a 12 acre lake featuring a beautiful stone foot-bridge where visitors enjoy fishing. More modern features were later added to the park and include a large playground, skateboard park, swimming pool, picnic areas, and sports courts and fields. Explore historic, downtown Chillicothe through our self-guided Walking Tours which are available through the Ross-Chillicothe Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. You can also find more festivals and events throughout the year by visiting our online Calendar of Events.
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