Saturday, September 20, 2014

October in Opelika Brings an Assortment of Outdoor Activities

Jazz in the Park features KB's Technique and Jackie Young.
Photo via Auburn & Opelika Tourism website.
When the humidity of summer has faded and the leaves begin to change, you know that fall has arrived. This October, the Opelika area has something for everyone from an outdoor jazz festival to a charity walk for breast cancer awareness. Grab a pen and add these fun fall activities to your October calendar:

Friday, September 19, 2014

10 Rules of Tailgating

Smoky barbecue, ice cold beer and rowdy crowds – key ingredients to start off a great day of tailgating. This longstanding tradition has been around since the 1861, when US citizens from the Union side cheered for blood and gore at the Battle of Bull Run. Equipped with baskets of food and blankets to sit on, these diehard fans cheered for what would ultimately be a much more costly win than the victories we see today.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Run or Zip through October in Columbus

Half Marathon, 10K & 5K opportunities to get moving and raise funds.
Whether you’re an avid runner, an adrenaline junky, a wine-lover, or just someone who’s looking for different ways to enjoy the beautiful fall weather before the onset of a brutal Midwest winter, we’ve found an activity for you:

5K Run & Walk
Experience the 3rd Annual 5K race through the streets of Historic Canal Winchester. On October 4th, a 5k run, 5k walk and children's race will raise funds for breast cancer research. All proceeds will benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. You can register online in advance or at 7:00 am on the morning of the event.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Family-Friendly Fall Activities in Grove City

Fall Fun Days Harvest Fest at Circle S Farms has fun for everyone.
Photo via Circle S Farms website.

There’s plenty to do in Grove City this fall! We’ve highlighted a couple of our favorite activities and shared a piece of local info that might come in handy. Check it out…

Fall Fun on the Farm

Circle S Farms is hosting their famed Fall Fun Days Harvest Festival. During the month of October, the farm opens at 8:30 am and closes at 6:00 pm. Hayrides begin at 9:00 am and run until dusk. Pick the perfect pumpkin, hang out in the straw-filled barn, visit with farm animals or journey through corn and sunflower mazes. Circle S Farms is located at 9015 London Groveport Road. For additional information call (614) 878-7980.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

McHenry County Features Spa Faire & World’s Largest Corn Maze Race

At the Autumn Spa Faire guests are welcome to tour the castle grounds before enjoying a relaxing massage, as well as gourmet fudge and coffee.
Photo via RavenStone website.

Fall is officially here, which means that there are plenty of festivals and events dedicated to celebrating its beauty! Make the most of the season by participating in the fun with the Woodstock community. Read further to see what’s coming up near Woodstock this month!

October 4th-5th: Autumn Spa Faire
We could always use a little pampering, right? For a beauty routine that is fit for a king, head over to nearby Harvard’s RavenStone Castle! This incredible fortress was constructed in the 16th century, and boasts some of the most stunning and unique architecture in the area. While it is not currently being used to house any royalty, the castle is home to a variety of seasonal events such as the beloved Autumn Spa Faire.  Enjoy gourmet fudge and coffee and for a fee, massages are available.  Tours of the castle grounds are also offered for a small fee the day of the event.  Go with friends for the ultimate Girl’s Night Out, or invite your loved one for a romantic evening of delicacies! In addition to the Spa Faire, RavenStone also serves as a Bed and Breakfast, and is a wonderful location for private parties. Learn more by visiting their website

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Plainfield Celebrates Fall with Oktoberfest & Spooktacular

Oktoberfest features live music and German beer and cuisine.
Photo via Naper Settlement website.

The arrival of fall signals a handful of seasonal events and festivities for folks of all ages to enjoy. This month, Plainfield residents can look forward to an authentic German celebration, as well as a local Halloween bash for the whole family. Read further to learn more!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Stay Local for Entertainment in Kent this October

Crafting events, speakers, book clubs and more offered at the Kent Library.
Photo via Kent Free Library facebook page.

The arrival of fall means that residents of Kent have an abundance of seasonal events to look forward to. This October, highlights will include an unofficial Halloween party guaranteed to have the whole city celebrating. Read further to learn about this and more!