MANSFIELD — New projects, new things to do, new events, and new routines are happening in Mansfield for the remainder of the month.

The calendar of events is here to be a resource for shaking it up with craft fairs, vintage markets, a taco crawl, arts, and live entertainment.

Shop till you drop and revive your home, wardrobe, and more for spring. The Old Franklin Church, a charming new wedding and event venue, is hosting their first Sip and Shop (May 15). The Pickers Market (May 22) at Prairie Peddler Festival Grounds is going to be a DIY’ers dream with cool junk, farmhouse, vintage and handmade, industrial, antique and shabby chic goods.

Other markets and events include the Shopping Market (May 22) at Heart Hill, the Mid-Ohio Home Show (May 21 to 23) at the Richland County Fairgrounds, and Mohican Arts and Crafts (May 29) in Downtown Loudonville.

If you’ve never hunted ghosts before, don’t miss your chance to get up close and personal with the paranormal at the Historic Ohio State Reformatory. Hunt ghosts for yourself at the Public Ghost Hunt (May 29).

Public Ghost Hunts are tailored to each participant’s experience level to make sure everyone has a great hunting experience. You can learn even more from paranormal experts at ParaPsyCon 2021 (May 22 and 23), featuring paranormal teams, psychics, healers, authors, speakers, celebrities, and more.

On the arts side, the 76th Annual May Show (May – June 6) is on at the Mansfield Art Center. This juried exhibition draws talented artists from a variety of mediums. The Renaissance Performing Arts Association presents the Mansfield Symphony: Portrait of a Queen – Enduring Generations (May 15), and Titanic: The Musical (May 21 through 23).

Finally, don’t miss the momentous return of motorsports to Richland County with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Race (May 14 through 16) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

For a full list of events including classes, workshops, and live music at everyone’s favorite local restaurants, visit the Calendar of Events.

Destination Mansfield – Richland County brings dollars into local economy

An “award-winning” Economic Development Corporation, Destination Mansfield-Richland County generates money for our local economy (through tourism) and raises the profile of Mansfield/Richland County around Ohio, across the nation and parts of the world.

Tourism, the 4th largest employer in Richland County, supports 4,736 jobs with a payroll of $95.7 million, while generating spending of $338.5 million and Local Taxes of $8.6 million.

A local employer of three full-time staff, Destination Mansfield-Richland County uses the talents of volunteers and interns to accomplish its mission. Its website can be found at the following Internet address:

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