Enjoy what Coshocton County has to offer this season

| October 15, 2019

The Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival will be held Friday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 20 on Whitewoman Street in Roscoe Village.

COSHOCTON – Autumn is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the crisp weather in Coshocton County. There are many activities and events for the whole family to participate in this season to enjoy what Coshocton has to offer.

The Pumpkin Patch at Schumaker Farms

With the temperatures cooling down, it’s the perfect opportunity to get outside and visit this family-owned farm. Pick the perfect pumpkin at Schumaker Farms’ pumpkin patch. Take a hayride up to the pumpkin patch where you will find a field filled with pumpkins of all sizes and shapes. This is a great experience for the whole family. The pumpkin patch is open Saturdays and Sundays through October from noon to 4 p.m. They also offer games, a corn box, giant slide, a kiddie corn maze, and much more. Pumpkins are $0.30 per pound. Admission is $5 per person. Those two and under are admitted free.

Coshocton KOA

You’ve heard of McPeek’s Mighty Maze, but did you know you can travel through the maze in the dark? Get ready for the spookiest season of the year at McPeek’s Mighty Maze when you can explore the maze in the dark each Saturday in October. Bring your own flashlight. Flashlight nights will be held from dusk until 10 p.m. Don’t worry, though. There’s nothing that can jump out and scare you. It’s the same experience as going through the corn maze, except at night. Tickets are $10 per person and the last ticket is sold an hour before closing. Please note that some attractions at KOA close after dark.

Apple Butter Stirrin’

Relive the old-time harvest celebrations at the Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival in Roscoe Village on Friday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 20. This is a 49-year tradition of making homemade apple butter in large copper kettles over an open fire. Stroll down Whitewoman Street to visit all the vendors. The Canal Queens contest will be held at the main stage on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. and other entertainment will be performed on the main stage throughout the festival. The festival also includes homemade crafts and exhibits, demonstrations, and much more.

If you’re brave, stay for the lantern tours held on Friday and Saturday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This is an eerie lamplit tour through hallways and alleyways of Roscoe where some unexplained activity has reportedly occurred over the years. Don’t be surprised if you catch a glimpse of a former Roscoe resident from many years ago as some believe they have never left. Reservations are required, so please call 740-622-7644 ext. 12.

Fall Foliage Tour

See the beautiful leaves throughout the rolling hills of Coshocton County during the 49th annual Fall Foliage and Farm Drive-It-Yourself Tour which will be Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 20 from noon to 5 p.m. 2019 tour stops include the RC Flying Club, a dairy farm, a fertilizer facility, a pumpkin farm, two wineries, and many more. The lunch stop will be at the First Baptist Church in West Lafayette. Tour route maps will be released on tour days and are available at The Animal Boutique and Villas at 23905 Airport Rd. The drive-it-yourself tour is free and open to the public. However, donations are welcome. Contact The Ohio State University Extension office for more information at 740-622-2265.

Coshocton Library

If you need to come in out of the cold, the Coshocton Library has some fun fall activities planned. For a glowing good time, come to the glow party on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Costumes are encouraged. They will be playing the best of kids’ tunes and movin’ and groovin’ with lots of glow in the dark fun. Refreshments will be served. Registration is not required. For children ages 3 to 12.

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a sugar skull craft on Monday, Oct. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Coshocton Library. These folk art skulls are used during Día de los Muertos in celebration of the departed. For children in grades five through 12. Registration is required. Call 740-545-6672 to sign up.

Scarecrow Town Festival

Celebrate the end of the scarecrow trail with the Scarecrow Town Festival, which will be held in downtown Coshocton on Saturday, Oct. 26.

The first Scarecrow Shuffle 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Registration fee is $30. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Visit dkraces.com to register online. Other fun activities are scheduled throughout the day including vendors, face painting, kids’ crafts, food trucks, trunk or treat from 3 to 5 p.m., a pet parade, costume contest, and many other activities. Come for the whole day and enjoy downtown Coshocton.

West Lafayette Halloween Party

Celebrate Halloween at the annual West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Halloween Party to be held Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Ridgewood Elementary School gym. There will be a costume contest held in multiple categories. Registration is from 1 to 1:20 p.m. and judging will begin at 1:30 p.m. There will also be many games for the kids including a cake walk. Food will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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