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Upcoming Events for Ohio
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October 3-5 Delaware
52nd Ohio Gourd Show,
Delaware County Fairgrounds
Come see one of the largest displays of gourds and gourd crafts with music programs featuring gourd instruments. Programs and presentations will provide information about gourds and gourd art. Gourd crafting opportunities will be available for children and adults without advance registration. Friday noon to 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $4. For more information, call (740) 965-4661 or visit ohiogourdsociety.com.
October 15-18 Circleville
Circleville Pumpkin Show,
If you’re looking for pumpkins with the flair of homespun Americana, there is no better place to go than to one of the nation’s largest pumpkin festivals. Visitors from all 50 states come to see the giant pumpkins, parades, entertainment, contests and sample pumpkin-flavored delicacies. Reportedly Ohio’s oldest and largest festival, this show has been called “The Greatest Free Show on Earth.” Even one of the world’s largest pumpkin pies will be on display for the 59th year! Tuesday 5 to 10 p.m., Wednesday 9 to 11 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is free. Call (740) 474-7000 or visit pumpkinshow.com.
October 17-19 Coshocton
45th Annual Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival,
Historic Roscoe Village
Host to more than 100 talented artisans and crafters, this invitational festival celebrates the sights, sounds and scents of autumn. Smell the fresh apple butter simmering over an open fire as you stroll through the village to a variety of music including bluegrass, country, gospel and tunes from days gone by. You’ll find fun, unique contests to enter, various educational and entertaining outdoor demonstrations and strolling characters throughout the weekend. Special feature includes a Spirit of Roscoe tour and lots of children’s activities. Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costs $5/person 12 years and older; free parking and free entertainment. Call (800) 877-1830 or visit roscoevillage.com for more information.
October 18-19 Coshocton
Fall Foliage and Farm Tour,
Animal Medical and Surgical Center
Visitors enjoy this drive-it-yourself tour of Coshocton County highlighting local agribusiness and fall color. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. For mor information, call (740) 622-2265 or go to visitcoshocton.com.
October 22 Montgomery County
Lessons from the Garden,
Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark
The Greater Montgomery County Master Gardener Association will hold its fall gardening program “Lessons from the Garden” with popular horticulturalist and international speaker Paul Zammit. The two-session program will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton In the morning, Zammit will discuss the importance of putting the right plant in the right location, the concept of feeding the soil not just the plants and the tips and tricks of proper pruning. He’ll also highlight outstanding plant combinations, pest management and the importance of foliage. The afternoon session will focus on winter container arranging. The $20 fee includes both sessions. Lunch by City BBQ will be provided for an additional $12 fee, or you may bring your own. The deadline for registration is Oct. 8. For more information call Susan Baker at (937) 760-5587 or e-mail email@example.com. To register, send a check made payable to GMCMGA to P.O. Box 292421, Dayton, OH 45429.