Sept./Oct. 2023

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10 Fall Festivals in Ohio

From pumpkins to mums to woollybears, these autumn events promise beautiful, fun and unique ways to celebrate the change of seasons. 

10 Ohio Fall Foods and Brews

Take a flavorful trip through the season with Resch’s Bakery’s pumpkin doughnuts, Maggie’s Doughnuts’ apple fritters, great seasonal brews and food-filled Oktoberfest celebrations. 

10 Scenic Spots in Ohio to Visit this Fall

Explore vibrant foliage at Wayne National Forest's Lake Vesuvius, tour Ashtabula County's covered bridges and hop aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. 

10 Spooky Scares in Ohio

From the ghostly lore surrounding the Moonville Tunnel to the paranormal tours at the Ohio State Reformatory, these destinations will get you in the spirit of the season. 

10 Spots for Fall Family Fun in Ohio

From 1860s-style baseball matchups in Columbus to Halloween happenings at zoos across the state, these events and destinations are a fit for all ages. 

3 Ohio Hotels and Inns with Paranormal History

Fall and the Halloween season is the perfect time to stay at these storied properties known for reports of unusual happenings.

50 Things to Do This Fall in Ohio

Autumn is our most beautiful season. From family fun and food festivals to scenic spots and spooky scares, here are great ways to embrace the crisp air and sunny days.

7 Ways to Enjoy Fall in Grove City, Ohio

From family hayrides and fall hikes to candle-making and beer flights, autumn adventures abound in this suburban Columbus community.

Fun for Kids in Ohio’s Amish Country

Bring the little ones to Amish Country this season to stock up on adorable photos and great memories with the help of these destinations that promise to capture kids’ attention.

Food + Drink

Eat at This Pizza Parlor Inside a Covered Bridge

This Ashtabula County restaurant is housed in a repurposed structure that its founder Gary Hewitt bought for $5 in 1972.

Fowl & Fodder, Toledo

Chef Aaron Lawson’s Midwest roots meet southern influences and global flavors at this restaurant along Adams Street. 

House of Spirits, Marysville

This beautiful Victorian home offers just the right atmosphere for a drink menu of classic and creative cocktails.

Sip and Stay: 4 Ohio Winery Getaways

These Ohio wineries are suited for overnight stays thanks to on-site accommodations that offer the chance to fully experience each destination. 


‘Charles White: A Little Higher’ in Cincinnati

The drawings, prints and paintings of this 20th-century artist are on display at this Cincinnati Art Museum exhibition Nov. 10 through Feb. 25.

‘It’s an Honor to Be Here’ at Decorative Arts Center of Ohio

This exhibition in Lancaster features work by more than 40 artists and features pieces that reflect the biodiversity and beauty of our state.

‘Quilting a Future: Contemporary Quilts and American Tradition’ in Columbus

This Columbus Museum of Art exhibition on display Oct. 6 through Jan. 28 showcases artists using the medium of quilting in innovative and thought-provoking ways.

Ohio Fall Arts Preview 2023

From stage performances to museum exhibitions to outdoor festivals, these events will give you a flavor for what you can see, hear and experience throughout autumn in our state. 

Home + Garden

Lost Petal Pottery Inspired by Nature, Landmarks and Lore

Artist Torie McCollum crafts a lineup of beautiful creations with an earthy feel at her studio space in Circleville.

Ohio Life

Celeste Malvar-Stewart on Being Conscious About Clothes

The Columbus-based fashion designer shares why clothing can bring us joy and how to think sustainably about what we wear. 

Live Well Ohio: Sept./Oct. 2023

Yes, yoga could be for you. Here is how to get started. Also, a dietitian shares advice for making exercise and healthy eating part of your daily routine. 

Ohio Finds: 19th-Century Shaving Mug

The shaving mug is a remnant of a bygone era. This one had sports a hand-painted design of a steam locomotive done by J.R. Voldan of Cleveland.

The Case of Ohio’s Best Documented UFO

What happened in the skies near Charles Mill Lake on Oct. 18, 1973, stands as one of the most credible UFO experiences in United States history. It is known as the Coyne Incident. 

The Day the Chicago Cubs Played in Marion, Ohio

In September 1920, the Major League ballclub visited to face off against the hometown team of presidential candidate Warren G. Harding.

The Sculpted Visions of Alan Cottrill

The artist’s cast-bronze works are found across Ohio and far beyond. We visited his Zanesville studio to learn about his process and the road that led him to finding his passion.