October 2017



Fall Family Fun at 4 Ohio Farms

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

Fall Family Fun at Bonnybrook Farms

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

Fall Family Fun at Fleitz Pumpkin Farm

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

Fall Family Fun at Maize Valley

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.

Fall Family Fun at Pigeon Roost Farm

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

HighBall Halloween Celebrates 10 Years

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

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.

Food + Drink

3 Creative Winter Squash Recipes

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

How to Use Six Unusual Winter Squash Varieties

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

Late-Season Apples to Try in October

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.


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.

Columbus Museum of Art Goes ‘Beyond Impressionism’

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

Ohioan Allison Janney on Her Rise to Stardom

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

The Cleveland Orchestra: A Century of Symphonies

As the Cleveland Orchestra celebrates its 100th season in 2017, we looked back at those who lifted it to worldwide acclaim.  

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. 

Filmmaker Seth Breedlove’s Small Town Monsters

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

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.

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.

This Ohio Artist Paints Giant Celebrity Pumpkins

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