As summer comes to an end and leaves turn from green to orange, we welcome the autumn weather and you to beautiful Coshocton County. Fall is one of Coshocton’s most bustling and enjoyable seasons as there is so much to do. Immerse yourself in unique history, delicious wine tours on the Three Rivers Wine Trail, bluegrass music, shopping, dining, and much more. Our goal is to send everyone home happy with plenty to talk about and this fall, you will experience just that.
Coshocton is the proud host of the 3rd Annual Appalachian Bacon Nation Festival which is on September 1st & 2nd. Back by popular demand, the Bacon Festival draws in crowds from all over Ohio who share a mutual love for the sizzling strips of hog heaven. We are home to one of Kraft Heinz Foods largest bacon producing facilities of Oscar Meyer bacon, therefore it only makes sense that this delicious festival takes place in our town! Before the celebration is the Bacon ‘N’ Legs 5k Run through the streets Coshocton. You can purchase your tickets for the 5k here.
For those who love sweet treats, art, exciting rides, animals, and music, then you should not miss the Coshocton County Fair. It begins September 29 and ends on October 5. There is free nightly entertainment in the Grandstand, so whether you are into rough trucks, racing, or music, they have got it all. To check out the entertainment schedule for the fair, please click here. Put your dancing shoes on for the Fall Harvest Big Band dance on October 14. It will be a festive evening at the historic Lake Park Dance Pavilion which is a beautifully restored 1930s big band dance hall.
The free Fall Foliage and Farm Tour takes place on October 21 & 22 and is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and autumn lovers alike. The Drive-It-Yourself tour allows you to experience the history of Coshocton County as well as the beauty of nature and agricultural land. For more details about the tour, please visit the OSU Extension website.
To top off our wonderful fall events, the 48th Annual Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival is returning on October 20 – 22, 2017 in Historic Roscoe Village. Take a trip back in time in our 1800s canal era town by riding the canal boat, taking a Living History Tour, and a Spirit of Roscoe lantern tour (Friday & Saturday only). Numerous food and craft vendors will line the street offering plenty of shopping and dining options as well as things to do. And you cannot forget the wonderful smell of fresh apple butter that brings the festival to life.