Monday, October 3, 2016

October in Gallia County!



October is one of my favorite months! Not only do I love the apple cider, the cool weather and an excuse to eat candy! But Gallia is home to so many awesome events! Check out some coming up!




October 14th- 16th
Rio Grande, OH
Admission: Adults $6, Youth 6-18 $4, and Children under age 5 are free.

Gallia County is well known for being the birthplace of restauranteur Bob Evans and the Bob Evans Restaurant Chain. This year will mark the 46th anniversary of the Bob Evans Farm Festival. The festival is an annual celebration of the harvest season that attracts thousands with entertainment, traditional arts & crafts, farm contests, food, children's activities & demonstrations.

Kaitlynn's Suggestions: Apple Slush! (Apple cider slushy), The cloggers are incredible, I wish I had their energy! Visit the Horse Barn and maybe even take a ride!


October 15th
Rio Grande, OH
Admission: Free

Grab your favorite jacket, camping chair and buddy and head over to the Rockets over Rio! This annual event is best seen at the University Lynne Center or down by the soccer field! Buy some hot cocoa and watch the soccer games as we wait for the Fireworks Show.

Gallia Academy HS vs Circleville HS                                            2:00 P.M.
Rockets Over Rio Pageant                                                              3:00 P.M.
Rio Women's Soccer vs Carlow University                                    5:00 P.M.

Rio Men's Soccer vs Carlow University                                         7:00 P.M.

Fireworks                                                                                        9:30 P.M.


Kaitlynn's Suggestions: You might be cold, but it will be worth it! The Best fireworks show I have seen!                                              



Present- December 31st
Gallipolis, OH
Admission: Free                      Reservations are greatly encouraged

Gallia County is lucky to have this exhibit available to our community! And for free! The Bodies Revealed Exhibit shows real preserved bodies. This exhibit  is incredibly educational and awe inspiring of the human form. We also encourage all library card holders to take part of the Book a Bike program and enjoy the weather along the Bike Path near the Library!

Kaitlynn's Suggestions: GO! This exhibit is beyond fascinating that I have no other words but GO!


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October 14th-16th
Gallia County Fairgrounds
Admission: Free


You never know what you will find at the French 500 Flea Market! Visit the Flea Market from 8 am-5 pm! Local crafters to farm equipment and even action figures.

Kaitlynn's Suggestions: The Flea Market is a great place to take a stroll and as a collector keep your eye's peeled!





The French Art Colony will be hosting several events this month! Beginning with The Community Photo Exhibit, Pets! The gallery will be open October 7th-November 12th along with Riverby Mini-Crafters!

Get your team together for another Trivia Team Challenge October 11th! This event is to help local artists and is a monster of a good time! However be sure to sign up!

Next up is Un-Cork and Create on October 16th 1pm-3:30pm. "...enjoy a refreshing glass of wine while artist Barbara Delligatti guides you through the steps to create your own one of a kind masterpiece. Barbara’s image for this event is "Garden Flowers"." The image below is the piece that will be painted!

Last but certainly not least, is Zombie Walk & Dance for the Arts! This event will be October 22nd. Grab your ghoul friends and show off your zombification skills while supporting the arts!!!

Kaitlynn's Suggestions! If you want to meet the local art scene this is where to go!







Gallipolis, OH
Admission: Free (except for classes)
Halloween Open House: October 28th


The Artisan Shoppe and Studio will be hosting several classes this month and will be having a Halloween Open House to celebrate the anniversary of the Shoppe and Studio! Light refreshments will be offered and be sure to wear your Halloween costume for the costume contest and you might win a $15 gift certificate to the studio!

Kaitlynn's Suggestions: This Shoppe is awesome, it is very cool to check out the art of Gallia County Artists/Artisans.
























Be sure to check out the last two markets of the season! Pick up some freshly baked breads and a stock up on pumpkins from local growers! Other products include, homemade soaps, beard balm, pastries, artisans, jewelry, and much more!!! Last market is October 12th

Kaitlynn's Suggestions! This is a neat little Shakedown Street and it is worth a trip!



Support The Ariel Children's Chorus!

Kaitlynn's Suggestions! Grab lunch at one of our great downtown eateries! All Local, Shake Shoppe, Courtside, Pip and Hud's, Remos and Colony Club

Click on the links below for more events going on in Gallia County!!!!










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