Close this search box.

Celebrate Fall

By Adria Bergeron

Atwood Area Fall Festival

Each year on the first weekend in October, Atwood Lake Park located in Mineral City, Ohio is transformed for the annual Atwood Area Fall Festival. Large tents fill the campground housing local vendors showcasing their handmade crafts. The air is filled with a combination of campfires and homemade foods that range from wraps to pasta and pies to roasted almonds. There is “Something for Everyone” each year at the annual festival scheduled this year for October 6-8.

Food and crafts are not the only draw at this unique festival, a wide variety of entertainment is scheduled throughout the weekend which is sure to offer something to please all ages. Music, comedy shows, Native American Pow Wow and a live skunk display to name a few.  The festival began as a fundraiser for local non-profit organizations. Now it its 35th year, in cooperation with the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, the Atwood Area Fall Festival Committee Inc. coordinates all the weekend’s activities. The committee is comprised of members from the various non-profit organizations that benefit from the festival.

Festival hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 9 pm and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $5 per person and children 11 years and younger are free. Friday is senior day when ages 55 years and older are admitted for $2 each. Visitor’s wishing to spend the weekend can camp at Atwood Lake Park. As the weather cools and the colors change, bring your family and friends to Atwood Lake Park to discover the beauty, quality, and fun of the Atwood Area Fall Festival where there truly is something for everyone. For more information, visit the website

Halloween Campout at Pleasant Hill Lake Park

Enjoy fall as a family at Pleasant Hill Lake Park in Perrysville, Ohio. From Friday through Sunday, October 13-15, 2017 they will host their annual Halloween Campout. For $20 a night you can enjoy several fall adventures for every age.

Starting on Friday, you will set up camp to give your neighbors and friends a fright. There will be a campsite decorating contest. The live owl program starts at 6:30 pm. It will be a hoot! Completing the evening will be movies on the big screen at 8:00 pm.

Saturday will be filled with fall foods and festive activities. Pumpkin carving and Halloween crafts will be offered throughout the morning. Friends and family members are also welcome to participate in our Zombie Archery Course from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Children of all ages will be able to Trick or Treat throughout the campground. An apple and chili contest will be held directly before the campers’ potluck dinner. Make sure you are around when they announce the campsite decorating contest winners at 7:00 pm on Saturday. Other events include a spooky forest hayride, a costume ball and karaoke singing. Join us this October at Pleasant Hill to have a scary good time!

For a complete calendar of Muskingum Watershed Conservancy Lakes events and locations, check their website at

Celebrate Fall

Share this:

Sponsored By

What to Read Next