Ready. Aim. Coshocton!

Coshocton County is in the Crosshairs of Ohio Hunting
By Rocco Satullo, your tour guide to fun!

Hunters across the United States are recognizing Coshocton County, Ohio as the place for game. It’s often ranked as the top county in Ohio for deer kills and is consistently ranked in the top-three. But it’s really open season year-round for a variety of prey.

Hunting animals is what put man atop the food chain. It was essential to his evolution. Meat-eating supercharged human brain activity by giving it the calories needed to advance. Man’s brain uses far more energy than any other muscle in the body. Once this incredible energy source was introduced to his diet, man surged ahead of all living creatures on Earth. Today, man still has an incentive to hunt that dates back over two million years – food.  Click here to read the rest of the story.

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Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival

Autumn in Roscoe Village is a special time of year. The beautiful scenery of central Ohio’s rolling hills, the crisp mornings that transform into warm afternoons, and the smoky-sweet aroma of homemade apple butter bubbling over an open fire combine to make the Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival in Historic Roscoe Village the perfect Fall event.  Now in its 48th year, the Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival has attracted crowds of all ages to experience the sights, sounds and flavors of the season.

The three days of the Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival officially begin on Friday, October 20th, at 10:00 a.m. Crafters’ booths line the street with an array of unique handmade items including jewelry, home and garden items, paintings, pottery, and other creative discoveries. Of course, no stroll through the festival would be complete without sampling the delicious assortment of unique foods offered by the food vendors, which include home-made soup, apple butter burgers, steak sandwiches, sweet potato fries, cinnamon-roasted nuts, and kettle corn.  The unique Shops of Roscoe Village will be open and welcome festival guests as well.  Those of you who wish to dine later in the evening, be sure to venture into the Village and experience the Warehouse Steak n’ Stein and Uncorked Restaurants.

The dates of the 48th Annual Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival are October 20th, 21st and 22nd. The festival runs from 10:00am to 6:00pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10:00am to 5:00pm on Sunday.  The price of admission is $5.00 for ages 12 years and older, ages 11 years and younger are FREE.  As part of their festival admission, guests will have access to the Living History Buildings in the Village to tour at their leisure. All of the buildings will be fully staffed with costumed interpreters who will relate what life was like in a 19th century port town nestled along the Ohio and Erie Canal.  Younger visitors may also enjoy the kids’ activity area, complete with tin punching and other crafts from the period.

The three day schedule of events is accented by a variety of musical entertainment with performances by traditional dulcimer players, bluegrass bands, gospel singers, and other traditional music artists.  Relax on the wooden benches at the Main Stage area in the center of the Village as you tap your feet in rhythm to the music or dance on the sidelines.

Don’t forget to include a ride on the always popular Monticello III into your visit!  The horse-drawn canal boat, located at the nearby Canal Boat Landing, offers guests a glimpse of life on the canal as well as entertaining stories from the Captain.  A trolley will be available for guests at the Visitor Center on Saturday and Sunday afternoon to catch a ride to the Canal Boat Landing.

On Friday and Saturday evening the eerie candlelight tour, Spirit of Roscoe, will be offered at 7:00pm. On this tour, guests will walk through the historic village while listening to tales of the spirited folk who once resided in this quaint canal town. Reservations are recommended for the candlelight tour. Contact the Visitor Center at 740-622-7644 or 800-877-1830 or visit www.roscoevillage.com for further information.

Yesteryear is Here

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By Rocco Satullo, your tour guide to fun!

All history is local. If you are traveling the modern streets of Rome, look to one side or another and you may see over a railing down to an excavation revealing what the community looked like thousands of years ago. The contrast is such that you lose yourself for a moment in wonder. So too is it – albeit on a smaller scale – when you drive through a small town in America and suddenly there’s a downtown within a downtown, both hundreds of years apart.

With globalization we have learned so much about so many things on a grand scale, we yearn for new discoveries. Adventurous minds have made remarkable finds in the nooks and crannies of history, often unearthing a vein of gold in the form of fascinating stories that capture the imagination at a local level.   ….Read More….

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The Miller’s Family Story
By Rocco Satullo, your tour guide to fun!

Amish folk like any other seek greener pastures to stake a claim in the pursuit of happiness.

Harry Miller’s family went from Kansas to Iowa and that’s where he met the love of his life, Lydia. Together, they started a family and added to it after moving to Wisconsin, and from there, Indiana.

The Indiana Amish community was large. Sometimes, Amish adventurers like to start smaller communities and keep things as modest as possible. When they find the right land to begin a community anew, they work together to erect their own schools and such.

An Amish friend and carpenter said to Harry, “Let’s checkout Ohio.” Click here to read the rest of the story.

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August Ohio County Fairs

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Ohio county fairs in August:

Auglaize County Fair in Wapakoneta
http://www.auglaizecountyfair.org/

Greene County Fair in Xenia
www.greenecountyfairgrounds.com/

Medina County Fair in Medina
http://www.medina-fair.com/

Gallia County Fair in Gallipolis
http://galliacountyfair.org/

Columbiana County Fair in Lisbon
http://www.columbianacountyfair.org/

Wood County Fair in Bowling Green
http://www.woodcounty-fair.com/

Champaign County Fair in Urbana
http://www.champaigncountyfair.com/

Athens County Fair in Athens
http://www.athenscofair.org/

Ross County Fair in Chillicothe
http://www.rosscountyfair.com/

Licking County Hartford Fair in Croton
http://www.hartfordfair.com/

Richland County Fair in Mansfield
http://www.richlandcountyfair.com/

Cuyahoga County Fair in Berea
http://www.cuyfair.com/

Scioto County Fair in Lucasville
http://www.sciotocountyfair.com/

Ashtabula County Fair in Jefferson
http://www.ashtabulafair.com/

Erie County Fair in Sandusky
http://www.eriecountyohiofair.com/

Hamilton County Fair in Carthage
http://www.hamiltoncountyfair.com/

Seneca County Fair in Attica
http://www.atticafair.com/

Henry County Fair in Napoleon
http://www.henrycountyfair.org/

Mercer County Fair in Celina
www.mercercountyohiofair.com/

Miami County Fair in Troy
http://www.miamicountyohiofair.com/

Muskingum County Fair in Zanesville
http://www.muskingumcofair.com/

Holmes County Fair in Millersburg
http://www.holmescountyfair.com/

Huron County Fair in Norwalk
http://www.huroncountyfair.com/

Meigs County Fair in Pomeroy
http://www.themeigscountyfair.com/

Jefferson County Fair in Smithfield
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Allen County Fair in Lima
http://www.allencountyfair.org/

Darke County Fair in Greenville
http://www.darkecountyfair.com/

Defiance County Fair in Hicksville
http://www.defiancefair.com/

Monroe County Fair in Woodsfield
http://www.monroecountyfair.net/

Lorain County Fair in Wellington
http://www.loraincountyfair.com/

Portage County Fair in Randolph
http://www.randolphfair.com/

Sandusky County Fair in Fremont
http://www.sanduskycountyfair.com/

Noble County Fair in Caldwell
http://www.noblecountyfair.net/

Morrow County Fair in Mount Gilead
www.mtgilead.com/fair_main.htm

Stark County Fair in Canton
http://www.starkcountyfair.com/