For more than a half century, celebrations of autumn have taken place in the rolling Appalachian Foothills of Coshocton County, Ohio, an easy drive from Columbus, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
There are more than 1000 farms in Coshocton County, and the Fall Farm and Foliage Tour allows special access to a few of them. This annual event is free and family-friendly, taking participants on a self-driven tour to learn about agriculture while enjoying the fall colors. Maps are distributed at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22.
Past tours have included visits to century, livestock, horse and dairy farms, fish hatcheries, cheese houses, timber and furniture makers, vineyards and historic sites. A lunch stand is also part of the day. This annual event is sponsored by the local OSU Extension Office, USDA Farm Service Agency of Coshocton County and the Soil and Water Conservation District.
Make it a weekend and stay for the Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival. Host to a wide variety of artisans and food vendors, this event returns for its 52nd year with the sights, sounds and scents of autumn. Smell fresh apple butter simmering over an open fire and stroll to the sound of bluegrass music from days gone by.
Visit historic buildings and interact with the village smithy, doctor, teacher and weaver. Events throughout the weekend include children’s activities, eerie Spirit of Roscoe tours, Monticello III horse-drawn canal boat rides, canal-era crafts and children’s activities. This event is held in Historic Roscoe Village, America’s Canal Town.
Coshocton County has plenty of activities to enjoy, including the Three Rivers Wine Trail, Geocaching, disc golf, hunting and a 105-mile motorcycle route.
See VisitCoshocton.com or call (800)338-4724 for details and to request a free information packet.