Midnight at Moonville Halloween Festival

The Vinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau has teamed up with the also-local Moonville Rail Trail Association to put on the Midnight at Moonville Halloween-themed festival for the fourth year in a row. It will be held on Saturday 12 Oct. 2019 at the supposedly-haunted Moonville Rail Tunnel near Lake Hope State Park.

The festival will feature regional crafts people, local food vendors, presentations by historians, dramatic performances by storytellers, spooky wagon rides to the Moonville Cemetery, demonstrations of paranormal investigation methods and more.

There will also be scheduled performance by local musicians such as Todd Martin, Ben Davis Jr., Lincoln Mash, Steve Zarate and more.

Moonville itself self is now a ghost town and one of the very few standing Moonville structures is the rail tunnel. In 1856 the only way to Moonville was via the rail route. The narrow tunnel was extremely dangerous for pedestrians and many accidents occurred in and around the tunnel over the years—this is why some believe the tunnel to be haunted.
During the festival patrons will learn about the history of the area as well as the chilling legends that cropped up due to the dangerous rail tunnel. This is a rare chance to learn about the abandoned town of Moonville from an impressive panel of historians and storytellers.

Are you brave enough to stay until sunrise?

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Hot air balloons are a testament to science and human ingenuity that still inspire awe in people young and old despite their reliance on scientific principles which may now seem quaint.

The first untethered and manned hot balloon flight took place in the fall of 1783 in Paris and was captained by Jean-Francois Pilatre De Rozier and Francois Laurent d’Arlandes. The balloon was created by the Montgolfier brothers. The first American flight was undertaken by Jean Pierre Blanchard at the Walnut Street Jail in Philadelphia.

The hot air balloon is the first known aircraft to carry a person—this spirit of human flight is carried on in part by the annual All Balloon Festival.

First held in 1975, the All Ohio Balloon Fest is one the longest-running occasions of its sort throughout the entire existence of the United States. Every August, 30,000 guests of any age accumulate at the Union County Airport in Marysville, Ohio to appreciate sustenance and product sellers, melodic excitement, kids’ exercises, helicopter, plane and inflatable rides, and sky bouncing notwithstanding a wide assortment of conventional and unique molded tourist balloons. Inflatable flights and inflatable gleams are day by day features you won’t have any desire to miss. A non-benefit occasion, all returns from the fest are given to United Way of Union County.

Obetz, OH presents its annual Zucchinifest. The festival is free to attend and features free concerts. But most importantly everything zucchini!

Entertainment includes a nationally known act at Fortress Obetz on Saturday, while local artists will perform at the “Your Stage” throughout the weekend. Sunday is Kids Day, featuring the Columbus Zoo, COSI and bluegrass music performances.

The midway will include rides and games for all, as well as over 20 food vendors with theme appropriate food like zucchini ice cream, fried zucchini, zucchini fritters, zucchini funnel cakes—basically, more zucchini than you can shake a stick at! There are also dozens of arts and crafts vendors offering unique items for sale.

Prizes are awarded for biggest zucchini; smallest zucchini; most unusual; and, best dressed. Local culinary skills will be tested in the categories of dessert, relish, and zucchini bread in the culinary competition.

There is something for everyone at the Obetz Zucchinifest!

The Coolest Weekend of the Year!

The yearly Winterfest BG Chillabration in Bowling Green will be February 8-9. This multi day exciting occasion highlights Ice Sculpting Demonstrations, Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, Ice Skating, Chili and Soup Cook-Off, Frostbite Fun Run, Youth Window Art Exhibition downtown, and Children’s Party at the Wood County District Public Library. The Frozen Swamp tent and ice cultivate downtown including unrecorded music, brews, wine and an ice design show.

The BGSU Ice Arena is hosting hockey match-ups, pregame party, post gathering, skating appear. Ice figures will be in plain view in the Huntington Bank Parking parcel downtown alongside our new Chillabration Tents serving lager, wine, bites and amusement will be available. This is the eleventh Annual Winterfest held in Bowling Green Ohio  which is dependably the coolest few days of the year. This Three-day thrilling occasion highlights , Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, Ice Skating, Chili and Soup Cook-Off, Frostbite Fun Run, Cookie Creations, Youth Dodge Ball, Snow Globe Co-ed Bubble Soccer, Window Youth Art Exhibition, Four Corners Gallery BGHS Art Exhibit and WC Library occasions

47th Algonquin Mill Fall Festival

The 47th Algonquin Mill Fall Festival is enacted on a historically accurate stage that includes a working steam flour and sawmill, antique print shop, one-room school house and log homes. The festival also includes an antique power show, antique cars, tractors and an NYC railroad station.

There is an old timey Country Store as well as spinning and weaving demonstrations. Bring your appetites because there will be all kinds of home cooked meals and desserts to enjoy—all foods are prepared by local non-profits including the Carroll County Historical society who runs the grounds and festival.

The Historical Society was founded 20 August 1963 for the purpose of preserving McCook House, a memorial owned by the Ohio Historical Society.

The Mill was acquired by the Carroll County Historical Society in 1969. Volunteers restored the Mill. The restored mill prepares stone ground flours and corn meal on a weekly basis for public purchase. The festival was started in 1971 and has become a widely attended 3-day event.