Thursday, September 11, 2014

Free Fallin'

Free Fallin’

Family Fun is Free in Chillicothe this Fall

Fall is a wondrous season and the perfect time for families to reconnect and have some fun.  There's nothing better than taking a walk around Chillicothe to witness the changing colors of the leaves.  And the best part is - it’s free. Likewise, these upcoming events and activities are also free and fun for your family.  With the holidays just around the corner, save your cash to Shop Local and for now, experience our free-falling fun.  For more fun things to do in Chillicothe this fall or any season, go to

September 13                   Fall Outdoor Fun Day   9 a.m.    Fairgounds on Hwy 190

September 13                   Lowe’s Build and Grow Project

Steam and Gas Show @ Fairgrounds
September 18                   Silver Moon Cinema.  Outdoor, big-screen movie in Silver Moon Plaza.        ‘Sweet Home Alabama'

September 20                   Kiwanis Kids Day Parade

September 26-28             Livingston County Steam &                                                Gas Engine Show

September 27                   National Museum Day events at Museum.  10-4:30 

Oct-Dec                           4th Annual Parade of Christmas Trees Exhibit at Museum

October 4                          Fireball Run Adventure Race.  Pitstop in Downtown
Silver Moon Cinema

October 12                        Octoberfest Fall Festival.  St. Columban Catholic Church.  

October 19              Poosey Conservation Area Fall Driving Tour

October 23                         Silver Moon Cinema.  'Goonies' outdoors on the big-screen in Silver Moon Plaza.           

October 31                          Boofest in Downtown Chillicothe

November 22                    Holiday Parade

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Countdown to Chautauqua Weekend!

The flags and tents are going up.  The crafters and vendors are on their way.  The hay bales, pumpkins and mums are in place.  All this adds up to the best weekend of the year:   
 Chautauqua in the Park!

(Well, we at Visit Chillicothe certainly think it’s one of the best weekends of the year and we hope our readers agree.)

So what makes Chautauqua weekend so great?  It can be hard to quantify.  But we gave it our best shot.

Our top 5 favorite things about the annual Chautauqua in the Park Festival

  • #5          The Traditional Arts Area      Looming, indigo dying, metal work, whittling, carving, spinning and weaving.  Maybe you can find a new hobby?
  • #4          Cool Stuff for Kids  Petting Zoo.  Games.  Crafts.  Face Painting.  Bounce House.  A Giant Slide.  And more. All for the young and the young at heart.  
  • #3          Live Music.       The main stage area is always a great place to sit for a spell.  And this year is no exception with some traditional favorites (Mic-O-Says, Gorsetts) and some surprising newcomers (Dammit Jim & the Rednecks, Sean McNown Band).
  •   #2             The Food.             All of it.  Every booth more delicious than the last.  Have lunch.  And dinner.   And a snack.  And dessert.  And some root beer.  And don’t forget to take a bag of kettle corn home. On our must have list:  Walking Taco, Giant Tenderloin and Funnel Cake.  Oh - and a corn dog.
  • #1          Shopping                                                                       Retail Therapy is always better under a gorgeous blue sky, along a tree-lined path.  There’s jewelry.  And fall d├ęcor.  And primitives.  And gifts.  And bags.  And art.  And things you have never seen before.  And things you have no idea how they made it but you need one.  Or two.  And flowers.  And jewelry.  And guns that shoot marshmallows.  (For the kids of course.)                                                                                    
  • We would love to hear your favorite part of the weekend.  Tag us in you comments, tweets and photos from the weekends using #ChilliMo and you might win some cool swag.
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