As the summer activities start winding down in Ross County, all of the Fall Fun begins! Chillicothe and surrounding communities have plenty of events and activities to do during the fall. A lot of these events offer free admission for the family to enjoy.
For all of you who enjoy festivals, this weekend offers a wide variety of festivals for you and your family! Beginning with the annual Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival in Yoctangee Park. This festival features storytellers who focus on the timeless art of spinning tales. This isn’t your library’s story-time session. All tellers keep the content family friendly though and you’re sure to get some good laughs!
You can find a traditional festival being held in Richmond Dale. This marks the 20th year for the Salt Creek Valley Festival. This festival features fun for the entire family with arts & crafts vendors, car show, baby contest, quilt show and rides for the children. No festival is complete without being able to enjoy a wide variety of festival food and you can find all of your favorites during the Salt Creek Valley Festival.
OU-C and the Pioneer Center have partnered to offer a cultural experience showcasing history and talent from many different perspectives during the Black Farm Festival. This event is one-day only and features hand crafted artisans, historical antiquities on display, local musicians providing entertainment, and will even feature storytellers from the Storytelling Festival. There will be horse rides and demonstrations, and family activity tent with lots more planned.
This is just the beginning of all the Fall Fun that takes place in Ross County. Coming up we will have Hirsch’s Apple Harvest Open House, Fall Festival of Leaves, Chili-Fest, not to mention all of the Halloween activities October.
As we near the official start of Autumn, the beautiful colors in the hills surrounding Ross County will offer plenty of opportunities to drive through the countryside for “leaf-peeping.” Take the family on an adventure with one of the Skyline Drives self-guided
drives. Included in the brochure are four loops that will offer a scenic drive for the family. We also offer our Barn Quilt Tour, which is a self-guided driving tour of over 60 of the area’s Barn Quilts. Both brochures are complimentary and available at our office.
Another option is to visit our five State Parks for a family outing. The fall weather usually offers relief from the heat of summer and is the perfect opportunity to take the family hiking along one of the many trails that are available.
Summer may be coming to end for the year but the fun doesn’t have to stop. We hope that you enjoy the fall festivities in Ross County and feel free to share some of your favorite photos with us on Facebook.