October 2017



Bonnybrook Farms, Clarksville

The haunted wagon rides provide a seasonally appropriate chill on Saturday evenings, but there’s a full day of fun here, from pumpkin picking to a petting zoo.

Fall Family Fun

Ready to take in the sights, sounds and scents of harvest season? Visit these Ohio farms this autumn. 

Fleitz Pumpkin Farm, Oregon

Hayrides and corn mazes are just the start of Paul Fleitz’s fall destination that focuses on kids and contributions from his own family.

HighBall Halloween Celebrates 10 Years

Fashion is always on display in Columbus, but HighBall is one of its biggest weekends.

Maize Valley, Hartville

This Stark County winery and craft brewery pulls out all the stops every autumn, with attractions that range from an 8-acre corn maze to a pumpkin cannon.

Michigan Winery Weekends

In Michigan’s wine country, you’ll find a wealth of vineyards  — nearly all perfect for taking in the state’s vibrant fall colors. Here are three recommendations to get you started.

Pigeon Roost Farm, Hebron

Animals and lots and lots of kid-focused activities make the  20-acre Great Pumpkin Fun Center at Ralph and Janice Jutte’s family farm a must-visit spot this time of year.

Food + Drink

3 Creative Winter Squash Recipes

Branch out from traditional preparations thanks to these Ohio chefs’ surprising and delicious creations. 

October: Late-Season Apples

While shopping for pumpkins, don’t forget to pick up some late-season apples. Terry Gram of Arrowhead Orchard shares how to use four varieties he grows.

Sponsored: Polaris Fashion Place Hosts Boo ’N Brew

Fall fun for all — Polaris Fashion Place is more than an excellent destination for shopping.

Squash 2.0

Bill Holdsworth, plant breeder at Rupp Seeds in Wauseon, shares how to use six of the more unusual winter squash varieties. 


3 Questions: Actress Allison Janney

The Dayton native has been recognized with seven Emmy Awards for her television work, including her hit CBS series, “Mom.”

5 Must-Listen Cleveland Orchestra Recordings

Donald Rosenberg, former Cleveland Orchestra music reviewer for The Plain Dealer, shares the ensemble’s recordings he loves most.

Century of Symphonies

As the Cleveland Orchestra celebrated its 100th season, we looked back at those who lifted it to worldwide acclaim.  

Columbus Museum of Art Goes ‘Beyond Impressionism’

A new exhibition features vibrant works borne of the political turmoil of late 19th-century Paris.

Ohio Life

Marion’s Merchant Ball

The unpolished spot on the sphere atop the grave marker has moved quite a bit since 1896 and no one really knows why. 

Live Well Ohio: October 2017

Ohio hospital systems share how research into how we screen for breast cancer and treat the disease has improved patient outcomes.

Monsters Inc.

Documentary filmmaker Seth Breedlove tells the stories of small-town America through elusive creatures that have become the stuff of legend.

Ohio’s Ouija Board Connection

During the 19th century, our state was a hotbed of spiritualism camps and parlor seances that contributed to the creation of the famous talking board we know today.

Pumpkin Picasso

Every autumn, painter Jeanette Paras of Dublin creates giant tributes to some of America’s favorite pop culture figures.