“In Loudonville back to school does not means vacation season has ended,” explained Bob Yun, Executive Director of the Mohican-Loudonville Visitors Bureau. “While overnight lodging for Labor day weekend is filling up quickly, the entire month of September brings some incredible events to the area.” So plan now to make some great family Mohican Memories.
Labor Day weekend hoping to strike it rich in a gold-panning competition, check out Gold Rush Days in Bellville the weekend of August 31 & September 1. Yes they do let visitors pan for gold. While few ever strike it rich, the fair has a wealth of activities for the entire family.
The following weekend see the 22nd Mohican Bluegrass Festival at Mohican Wilderness campground on September 12-14. It is the country’s leading festival promoting high school bluegrass bands. North of Loudonville don’t miss another Log Cabin Days September 13-14 at Hochstetler Mill. Enjoy the day touring log homes, watch lumberjack competition, log cabin raising, log home related exhibitors, feast on Amish cooking and much more.
The third week of September head to Ashland for the 160th Ashland County Fair on September 15-21. It is a good old fashioned county fair with livestock, entertainment, baking contest, races and much more. South of town Mohican Reservation campground on Wally hosts the Great Mohican Pow-Wow September 20-22. This 29 year old favorite includes Native American dancing, story telling, drum competition, crafts, and traders. Don’t forget the Greentown Commemoration & Resurrection September 21. On the site of a native American village west of Perrysville, remember the unfortunate burning of Greentown during the War of 1812 and its rebirth today.
The last weekend of September includes Oktoberfest at Wolf Creek Grist Mill September 28. Enjoy an Old World style German atmosphere with great food, live bands, and beer (wine tastings too.) For a small fee transportation to and from participating hotels and campgrounds is available. At nearby Malabar Farm State Park, September 28 and 29, is the 37th Ohio Heritage Days. It is one of Ohio’s largest free outdoor craft and live-history festivals and is free of charge. Enjoy crafts, primitives, antiques, horses, foods, live music, Civil War & Buck Skinners camp. On that Saturday, September 28 a free barn dance will also be held at Malabar Farm’s main barn. In nearby Butler September 28 & 29 is the Prairie Peddler. Over 170 traditional and modern craftsmen demonstrate and sell their handmade items in a beautiful wooded late 1877’s setting. Enjoy homemade food, snacks and desserts prepared over open fires. Live continuous musical entertainment too. The same weekend of September 28 & 29, is the annual Ashland County Farm Tours. It is a self-drive excursion around the county where town folks can visit a “real live” working farm.
“Like we said, September is packed with an incredible variety of special events of interest to the entire family, ” Yun added. “And just like Labor Day, make those September overnight reservations today.” Of course, visitors can still enjoy a canoe trip, zip line, and in Mohican State Park hike, mountain bike, and ride a horse. Loudonville’s quaint Victorian downtown shops will also be open to enjoy.
For more information on these and other events in Loudonville and to request a free 2013 Getaway Planner, contact the Mohican-Loudonville Visitors Bureau toll-free at 877-2MOHICAN or email requests to Info@DiscoverMohican.com. Detailed information about all these fairs and festivals is also available at www.DiscoverMohican.com.