Things to Do in Ohio This Week

Dance the night away at an ABBA tribute in Cincinnati, enjoy a five-course dinner in Canton and peruse giant pumpkins in Barnesville. 

Celebrate the Music of ABBA in Cincinnati: Dance the night away on Sept. 22 at Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center. ABBAFab: The Premier ABBA Experience covers favorites from the Swedish group’s repertoire such as “Mamma Mia,” “Dancing Queen” and other beloved classics.  

Peruse Perfect Pumpkins in Barnesville: Experience the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival Sept. 21 through 25. Check out giant, prize-winning pumpkins while enjoying food vendors, as well as a car show, parade and crafts in the heart of downtown Barnesville.

Alt-Rock Meets Orchestra in Toledo: Rock and classical music come together for Guster with the Toledo Symphony, Sept. 20 at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Peristyle Theater. The alternative-rock band from Boston will perform hits from its discography with the symphony.

Shop an Open-Air Market in North Canton: Spend Sept. 23 at the 720 Mkt for fall shopping at the North Canton City Square. In addition to shopping for crafts, baked goods and locally grown goods, this free event also includes food and drink vendors as well as live music.

Watch Art in Action in Columbus: Head to Columbus’ Easton Town Center on Sept. 23 for Chalk the Block, a collection of local artists coming together at the central Ohio shopping destination to create large-scale, colorful drawings made using chalk.

Enjoy Food and Wine Pairings in Canton: Enjoy a five-course meal at Gervasi Vineyard Resort and Spa at the Fall Harvest Pavilion Dinner. The Sept. 24 event features food and complementary wine pairings against the backdrop of the beautiful vineyard.

Embrace Fall Family Fun in Bryan: Spend the afternoon of Sept. 23 at the Bryan Fall Fest, featuring foods such as homemade soups, chocolate chip cookies and kettle corn. With more than 60 craft vendors set up in Bryan’s town square, there is plenty for the whole family.

Take a Walk on the Spooky Side in Chillicothe: Embark on a walking tour through downtown Chillicothe during the Ghost Walk, a look into the haunted past and paranormal events tied to the riverfront city’s historic buildings.

Enjoy an Out-Of-This-World Orchestra in Columbus: The Columbus Symphony Orchestra presents The Planets, Sept. 22 through 24 at the Ohio Theatre. The Masterworks series opener takes listeners on a musical journey across the solar system with Gustav Holst’s masterpiece.

Take a Bite of Barbecue Specialties in Canton: Enjoy food favorites at Hartville Hardware for GrillFest on Sept. 23. Grillers of all experience levels compete in the barbecue competition and visitors can get tips for becoming a grill master.

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