Malabar Haunts; Academy Offers Jacquin; Matilda Opens Soon

  • 7/18/2019 11:34:56 AM
  • Chelley Kemper
  • Events / Entertainment

MANSFIELD, OH -   July brings heat and outdoor events including the Crawford County Fair this week which runs through Saturday at the fairgrounds in Bucyrus. WMFD will continue to bring reports from the fair this weekend through Saturday. 

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Malabar Farm State Park is where you can dare to explore the "paranormal" - including stories of murder, dark cemeteries and haunted homes. 

Malabar Night Haunts book up fast with one coming up this weekend, July 20th, between 8pm and midnight. There will be another haunt in August. 

For details of upcoming summer events at the farm, go online to www.malabarfarm.org. 

Ticket prices run $30 per person. Pre-registration is required by calling 419-892-2784.

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Brady Jacquin is the last guest artist in the Summer Artist Showcase of Richland Academy of the Arts with a show this Sunday, July 21st. 

Doors will open at 4:30pm. Concerts are always free.  Enjoy the air conditioned hall! 

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Next weekend brings several events to downtown Mansfield...

The July edition of Final Friday at the Brickyard is Friday, July 26th.

Guest artists on the Brickyard stage include Jai Merina at 5:30pm followed by Acoustic Edge at 6:30pm and the Red Ball Jets to end the evening at 8:15pm. 

These concerts continue to draw several thousand to the downtown Mansfield district which equals revenue and community growth. 

Bring your own chairs and take advantage of many food and drink trucks on location. 

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Saturday, July 27th, the 5th annual Mansfield Children's Festival returns to the Richland Carrousel Park and surrounding downtown streets which will be closed off to automobiles.  

This festival welcomes thousands every summer.  42 vendors are registered for next Saturday's event.   

Each booth will offer a free activity for children. Unlike a traditional outdoor carnival of games only, this child-oriented event will emerse children in activities that will help to develop skills, from social skills to fine and gross motor skills.

The festival begins at 10am to 2pm with FREE rides courtesy of some great local companies. 

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Author Roald Dahl books have been described as colorful, imaginative and "bigger than life". Geared for youth, they are just as appealing to adults.

"MATILDA the Musical" comes to Mansfield's Renaissance Theatre the weekends of July 27-28, and August 3-4.

The role of Matilda will be played by Corlyn Stauffer and is the story of an extraordinary girl that has a vivid imagination and dreams of a better life. Cast also includes well-known theatre names Ryan Shreve, Kara Hancock, and former Miss Ohio Matti-Lynn Chrisman. 

This show is a Royal Shakespeare Theatre Production. 

For tickets for the big summer musical, go to rentickets.org.

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