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The Perfect Fall Getaway in 2020!

October 2020

The Perfect Fall Getaway in 2020!

By Jan Myers


Fall in Historic Roscoe Village is always a beautiful time to visit, but this year it is an especially sought out destination as a safe and welcoming nearby getaway. This small historic village, now known as 'America's Canal Town', was once a bustling stop along the Ohio and Erie Canal in the 1800s. Visitors enjoy the tours, dining and the many unique specialty shops  - and this month is the perfect time to begin holiday shopping.    Plus, during the month of October, numerous creative and fun scarecrows will adorn the Village street creating an extra festive atmosphere.


Spirit Tours

The Village is offering Spirit Tours on several evenings this fall where guests stroll along the street by lantern through some of the Village's most haunted areas enjoying a guided ghostly tour. Hear scary tales of the past and present; and spot a number of landmarks known for paranormal activity.  Spirit Tours must be purchased online, for more information call 740-622-7644 ext. 16 or visit


History Comes to Life

Other new daytime tours include a hands-on activity station where guests get to make several 19th century crafts.  Plus, witness the past become present with all new life-size digital kiosks located in several of the tour buildings to truly see what life was like in the 19th century.   The simple push of a button will transport viewers back in time with a front row seat to the inner workings of a printmaker, broom squire, doctor’s visit, and so much more!  Enjoy the self-guided Living History Tour, available daily from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Shopping and Dining

 Shopping and dining in Roscoe Village is a delight.  Modern day stores and restaurants fill historic buildings featuring old-fashioned candies, beautiful fine jewelry, charming gifts and home décor,  tasty homemade fudge,  handcrafted leather goods, homemade dog treats, stylish ladies apparel, popular Vera Bradley items, antiques & collectibles, locally-made American flags, and more. You'll also find burgers, steaks, pasta, Amish cheeses, deli meats, local foods, ice cream, homemade subs, salads, and many other delicious menu items. Most of the shops and restaurants are open seven days a week.  An extra fun holiday shopping experience is planned for Saturday, November 14.


Apple Butter Stirrin'

Roscoe Village has hosted the Apple Butter Stirrin Festival for over four decades, but unfortunately, the Village had to cancel this year's event due to Covid-19.  "This would have been our 50th anniversary of this event," said Hannah Lynn, Marketing Manager with Historic Roscoe Village.  "Holding the wellbeing of our staff, vendors, and attendees as our top priority, we understand that the risk of hosting such an event is simply too great.  After reviewing state and local bans on mass gatherings and holding discussions with our local health departments, we recognize the uncertainty of the Coronavirus pandemic and believe this to be the safest decision.  We will truly miss you at the festival this year but encourage you to still visit Roscoe Village this season for tours, shopping and dining surrounded by Coshocton County’s autumn splendor!"


Plan a fun fall getaway to nearby Historic Roscoe Village -  open seven days a week.  Admission to the Village is free for shopping and dining.  There is an admission fee for the Village's tours.  Find out all the details at or call (740) 622-7644.