Events

WINTER HIKE FOR HEALTH

Event Dates & Times:

February 8th  9am - 12pm

Event Description:

Enjoy a healthy hiking day with friends, family and pets, and view the winter sites at Malabar. Sign in any time at the Visitor’s Center. Maps and refreshments will be available in the Visitor’s Center Conference Room. 

This event is sponsored by the Richland Public Health. 

For info call 419-774-4772

Event Price:

FREE

 

BIG HOUSE VALENTINE’S BASH

Event Dates & Times:

Friday, February 14th, 6 pm 

Saturday February 15th 4pm & 7pm

Sunday, February 16th, 2 pm This event is co-sponsored by the Mansfield Art Center. 

Event Description:

Come join us for an evening of music with "Just Jazz Live" as they present artistic stylings in the tradition of the Great American Songbook while you enjoy a 5-course meal in the historic, Big House. There is one seating on Friday (Valentine’s Day) at 6 pm, two seatings on Saturday at 4 pm and 7 pm, and new this year, one additional seating on Sunday at 2 pm. Ticket includes a guided house tour one hour before your show!

This event is sponsored by the Malabar Farm Foundation. 

Sunday’s seating is co-sponsored by the Mansfield Art Center. 

Event Price:

$50.00/Person

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by calling VICTORIA COCHRAN, 419-892-2929 

ANNUAL MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL - EVENT CANCELED

Event Dates & Times:
March 7, 8, 14, 15 
Noon - 4pm 

Event Description:

Experience sugar camp with live historical demonstrations, horse drawn wagon rides, fiber art demonstrations, walk-thru house tours, food and maple products to taste and buy. Activities throughout the park.  

Event Price: FREE!
Donations to the Draft Horse group appreciated.
Bringing Cash is recommended.

NATURE DOODLING - EVENT CANCELED!!

Event Dates & Times:
March 28 10am-12Noon

Event Description:

New to Malabar for 2020! Come and create designs using line doodles inspired by Nature’s wondrous array of patterns. Join with two retired art teachers as they relate the use of nature in art to create your personal designs.

Event Price:

FREE!


PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY CALLING PARK OFFICE AT 419-892-2784.
Recommended for older children and adults, call office for details. Max 25 people.

MOHICAN WILDLIFE WEEKEND - EVENT CANCELED!!!!

Event Dates & Times:

April 24, 25, 26

Event Description:

“Survivor Mohican” focuses on outdoor survival skills and nature activities.

Visit www.mohicanwildlifeweekend.com for a full list of locations and activities throughout participating parks!

Malabar's Activities:

All of Malabar’s activities are FREE!

 

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR SOME ACTIVITIES: CALL THE PARK OFFICE AT 419-892-2784

Wild Edibles Walk (Saturday 10am-12pm) Preregistration required. Max 25 people.

Vernal Pool Study (Saturday 11am-12:30pm)

Mushroom Hike (Saturday 2pm-4pm & Sunday 10am-12pm) Preregistration required. Max 25 people.

Grass Caterpillar Kid’s Activity (Saturday & Sunday 12pm-4pm)

Family Scavenger Hunt (Saturday & Sunday 12pm-4pm)

Birding Hike (Sunday 10a.-12pm) Preregistration required. Max 25 people.  

RICHHISTORY WEEKEND - EVENT CANCELLED!!!!

Event Dates & Times:


May 2 & 3
10am - 4pm 

Event Description:


A weekend of sharing our rich history and raising awareness of Richland County's wide range of historical resources and destinations.

Visit www.richhistoryalliance.org for specific location and event details.

 

Malabar's Activities:

All of Malabar’s Activites are FREE!

Johnny Appleseed Hike (Saturday 1pm - 3pm)

Victory Garden (Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 4pm)

Ceely Rose House (Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 4pm) Self-guided walk-thru

“The Bromfield Cup” Vintage Baseball Tournament (Sunday 12pm - 5pm)

 

SPRING PLOWING DAYS - EVENT CANCELLED!!!!

Event Dates & Times:

May 16 and 17
11am - 4pm

Event Description:

Watch as Central Ohio Draft Horse Association members demonstrate their plowing skills and fun contests at the working farm area.

Event Price:

FREE

CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE.

GEOLOGY ROCKS - New This Year! - EVENT CANCELLED!!!!

Event Dates & Times:

May 16 2pm – 3:30pm

Event Description:

New to Malabar for 2020! Rocks are the foundation of nature. Come out to learn how different rocks and fossils form. We will take a rock hike to see the formations at Malabar, so wear your hiking shoes!

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY CALLING THE PARK OFFICE AT 419-892-2784. Max. 20 people.

Event Price:

FREE!

MEMORIAL BARN DANCE - EVENT CANCELLED!!!!

Event Dates & Times:

May 30  7pm - 10pm 

Event Description:

Join us in continuing a Bromfield tradition as we square and line dance to live music and a caller. Beginners are welcome!

Food Concessions are available for purchase provided the by Malabar Farm Foundation.

Event Price:


$2.00 Donation Requested at the door for ages 12+

 

 

NATURE DOODLING - EVENT CANCELLED!!!!

Event Dates & Times:


June 27 10am-12Noon

Event Description:

New to Malabar for 2020! Come and create designs using line doodles inspired by Nature’s wondrous array of patterns. Join with two retired art teachers as they relate the use of nature in art to create your personal designs.

Event Price:

FREE!


PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY CALLING PARK OFFICE AT 4719-892-2784. 
Recommended for older children and adults, call office for details. Max 25 people. 

 

LIBERTY BARN DANCE - EVENT CANCELLED!!!!

Event Dates & Times:

July 4  7pm - 10pm 

Event Description:

Join us in continuing a Bromfield tradition as we square and line dance to live music and a caller. Beginners are welcome! 

Food Concessions are available for purchase provided the by Malabar Farm Foundation.

Event Price:


$2.00 Donation Requested at the door for ages 12+

"SUNDAY DRIVE" CAR SHOW - EVENT CANCELLED!!

Event Dates & Times:


July 26  Noon - 4pm 

Event Description:

Guests will travel back to a bygone era with a Sunday Drive to the park to enjoy the cars and music.

Concessions Available.

 

Event Price:

FREE to the Public.


Entrance Fee for those entering a car only - Call Victoria Cochran at 419-892-2929 for more information.

Sponsored by the Malabar Farm Foundation.

 

KID’S FARM FUN DAY & FISHING DERBY - EVENT CANCELLED!!

Event Dates & Times:

August 1 
10am - Noon (Farm Fun Day)
1pm - 3pm (Fishing Derby)
 

Event Description:
Children have a chance to learn about agriculture with hands-on activities and Children's games. Fishing Derby begins at 1pm, some poles provided.

Event Price:

FREE!

Food Concessions Available.

FARM FUN BARN DANCE - EVENT CANCELLED!!!!

Event Dates & Times:

August 1  7pm - 10pm 

Event Description:

Join us in continuing a Bromfield tradition as we square and line dance to live music and a caller. Beginners are welcome! 

Food Concessions are available for purchase provided the by Malabar Farm Foundation.

Event Price:


$2.00 Donation Requested at the door for ages 12+

NIGHT HAUNT - EVENT CANCELLED!!

Event Dates & Times:

August 8     8pm - Midnight

Event Description:


Dare to Explore the "normal to paranormal" while exploring murders, cemeteries and haunted houses. Enjoy with hot dogs and ‘smores while sharing stories around the campfire ending the night with a “Lights Out Tour” of the Big House.

Pre-Registration is Required by calling the Park Office at Call 419-892-2784.

Further details will be provided upon registration. Max 30 people. 

44th ANNUAL OHIO HERITAGE DAYS FESTIVAL - EVENT CANCELLED!!

Event Dates & Times:

September 26 and 27
10am-4pm

Event Description:

Educational displays, living history camp, crafts, primitives, Civil War demonstrations, antiques, wagon rides and antique tractors. Barn dance on Saturday and archeological display on Sunday.

Event Price:

FREE!

Bring cash for food and vendor purchases.

HERITAGE BARN DANCE - EVENT CANCELLED!!

Event Dates & Times:

September 26  7pm - 10pm 

Event Description:

Join us in continuing a Bromfield tradition as we square and line dance to live music and a caller. Beginners are welcome! 

Food Concessions are available for purchase provided the by Malabar Farm Foundation.

Event Price:

$2.00 Donation Requested at the door for ages 12+ 

FALL COLOR HIKE - EVENT CANCELLED!!

Event Dates & Times:

October 17
11am - 1pm

Event Description:

Hike the trails at Malabar through colorful paths while learning about the science behind color change with a naturalist.

Event Price:

FREE!

Pre-Registration is Required by calling the Park Office at Call 419-892-2784.

FALL HIKE FOR HEALTH - EVENT CANCELLED!!

Event Dates & Times:

October 17th  9am - 12pm

Event Description:

Enjoy a healthy hiking day with friends, family and pets, and view the autumn sites at Malabar. Sign in any time at the Visitor’s Center. Maps and refreshments will be available.  

This event is sponsored by the Richland Public Health. 

For info call 419-774-4772

Event Price:

FREE!

HARVEST CELEBRATION - EVENT CANCELLED!!

Event Dates & Times:
October 24
12pm – 4pm

Event Description:

Join us as we celebrate the harvest at Malabar! Guests will experience a hayride through the fields, family activities, free drinks and s’mores to celebrate the harvest season.

Concessions Available.

Event Price:

FREE!

Call the Park Office at 419-892-2784 for more information.

NIGHT HAUNT - EVENT CANCELLED!!

Event Dates & Times:

October 24   8pm - Midnight

Event Description:


Dare to Explore the "normal to paranormal" while exploring murders, cemeteries and haunted houses. Enjoy with hot dogs and ‘smores while sharing stories around the campfire ending the night with a “Lights Out Tour” of the Big House.

Pre-Registration is Required by calling the Park Office at Call 419-892-2784.

Further details will be provided upon registration. Max 30 people.

 HARVEST FUN BARN DANCE - EVENT CANCELLED!!

Event Dates & Times:

October 31  7pm - 10pm 

Event Description:

Join us in continuing a Bromfield tradition as we square and line dance to live music and a caller.  Optional costume for this Halloween Barn Dance. You may even win a prize for your costume! Beginners are welcome! 

Food Concessions are available for purchase provided the by Malabar Farm Foundation.

Event Price:


$2.00 Donation Requested at the door for ages 12+ 

HEARTHSIDE COOKING WORKSHOP

Event Dates & Times:
November 7 & 8
10am-5pm

Event Description:


Learn open-hearth cooking skills by cooking an entire Thanksgiving meal using fresh foods and cast-iron cookware. 

* Not recommended for children ages under 13. No Pets allowed.
 

Event Price:
FREE!

Pre-registration for those new to Hearthside will begin July 1st.

Registration for past attendees will begin August 1. Max 24 people.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND PRE-REGISTRATION CALL THE PARK OFFICE AT 419-892-2784.

HEARTH & HISTORY

Event Dates & Times:
November 14
10am-6pm

Event Description:


Learn open-hearth cooking skills by cooking an entire Thanksgiving meal using fresh foods and cast-iron cookware. Then explore the history of Malabar Farm with a guided tour of the Big House. 

* Not recommended for children ages under 13. No Pets allowed.
 

Event Price:
FREE!

Pre-registration for those new to Hearthside will begin July 1st.

Registration for past attendees will begin August 1. Max 24 people. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND PRE-REGISTRATION CALL THE PARK OFFICE AT 419-892-2784.

CANDLELIGHT HOLIDAY TOURS

Event Dates & Times:
December 4, 5, 11, & 12      4pm-8pm 
December 6 & 13     1pm-4pm 

Event Description:
Tour Louis Bromfield's Big House all decked out for the Holiday!
Enjoy freshly baked cookies and hot cider; you may even see Santa Claus himself. 

Buy tickets at the Gift Shop. 

For more information visit the ODNR website or call the park office at 419-892-2784. 

 

 

Volunteers at Malabar Farm serve the park and the Malabar Farm Foundation prior to and during events and on planning committees. If you love Malabar and want to give back, this is the group for you!

Meets the third Saturday of every month at 10am in the Visitor's Center.

For more information about the Malabar Volunteer Corp call the park office at 419-892-2784.

Hosted in partnership with the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library, this popular group is a catalyst for conversation regarding the writing of Louis Bromfield and similar authors/topics. 

Meetings are the first Monday of the month at 6PM with exceptions of holidays

Meeting Place: 

Butler Public Library
21 W. Elm St. Butler, Ohio
Phone : 419.883.2220

Contact: Natasah Waltz

Meeting Dates for 2020: 

Feb.3
March 2
April 6
May 4
June 1
July 6
Aug. 3
Sept. 14 (change)
Oct. 5
Nov. 3
Dec. 7

One of the oldest friends-groups to the park, the Spinning and Weaving guild has a long history of providing unique experiences and crafts to park visitors and it's members.

Meeting Time: 6:00 pm on the first Tuesday of every month, excluding holidays (see meeting dates for this year)

Meeting Place : Various

Contact: Victoria Cochran
Phone : 419-892-2929

Feb. 4  Gorman Nature Center
March 3  Gorman Nature Center
April 7  Gorman Nature Center
May 5  Gorman Nature Center
June 2  TBA
July 7  Lexington Senior Center
Aug 4  TBA
Sept  TBA
Oct 6  TBA
Nov 3  T BA
Dec 1   Lexington Senior Center
Sat. Jan. 9 11-4 Lexington Senior Center