Annual Fall Play - The Black Cyclone

Description and Details:
The Malabar Farm Foundation announces the play, "The Black Cyclone." This play will be performed in the Main Barn October 3, 4,5 and October 10, 11, 12 and joins the park's previous accounts of local historical characters. The play was written by Jim Stoner and depicts the Charles Follis family who through adversity, struggles to better themselves during the early 1900's when race was a defining factor. The positive character qualities of the Follis family were as riveting as the sport's story. The innagural performance of the play was premiered here last August and met with great reviews.

Event Dates:
October 3 - Play at 7:00 p.m.       
October 4 - Play at 7:00 p.m.      
October 5 - Play at 3:00 p.m.      

October 10- Play at 7:00 p.m.     
October 11- Play at 7:00 p.m.      
October 12- Play at 3:00 p.m.     

**The performance of "The Black Cylcone" will be held rain or shine, as they are held in the barn. Many guests find it beneficial to bring a blanket for their comfort. Golf carts are available for those who need assistance with walking.

 For Questions please call 419-892-2929

Tickets are $25.00  ($21.00 + $4.00) --Play Only

Ticket Sales are available at the following locations:

- Online through
- By Phone at 419-522-2726     Tues. - Fri., Noon - 5:00 p.m.
- In Person at The Renaissance Theater, 138 Park Ave. West, Mansfield, Ohio
- Groups of 20 or more should call 419-892-2929 for rates and ticketing
- Limited tickets could be available at the door

*Tickets may be claimed at "Will Call" the night of the showing.

Dinner will be available for those interested at a suggested donation of $12.00.

Dinner will consist of three courses; a soup, sandwich, dessert and drink. Guests will have a choice of 3 homemade options for each course. Items may also be purchased ala carte.

October 3, 4, 10, 11 -    Door Opens and Dinner available beginning at 5:45 p.m.
October 5, 12 -             Door Opens and Dinner available beginning at 1:45 p.m.


Other Park Events:
Guests may also be interested in exploring all Malabar has to offer before performances begin.
House Tours and Wagon Tours will be offered at the normal times on days of the play. For those looking to make a day of it, eating at the Historic Malabar Restaurant would be an excellent choice.

Fall Hike for Health

Event date:
October 11, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Individual Price:

Enjoy the beauty of Fall with a hike through Malabar Farm sponsored by the Richland Co. Health Department, refreshments served after completing hike.

  • Meet at Visitor Center.
  • Call 419-774-4761 for info

Harvest Barn Dance

Event date:
Saturday, October 25, 2014 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Individual Price:
$1.00 admission fee at the door

Malabar Farm State Park

  • Live music and caller.
  • Round and Square dancing
  • Beginners welcome!
  • Food available
  • Free -7PM-10PM
  • Main Barn

Hearthside Cooking Workshops

Event Dates:
November 1 & 2, 2014

Both days:

 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

 Must pre-register!

Call 419-892-2784 for details

Holidays Around the World & Back Home to Malabar

Saturday November 29, 2014
Sunday November 30, 2014

Every Hour beginning at 1:00 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Visit Louis Bromfield's Big House decorated for the holidays. Enjoy piano music, international food, visit with Bogart and Bacall and Bromfield family friends. Take home international recipes and a commemorative hand-made ornament.

$25 single
$40 couple
Groups of 10 or more $20 per person

Must pre-register by calling Victoria at 419-892-2929

Candlelight Holiday Tours

Event date:
Friday, Dec 5, 2014 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday, Dec 7, 2014 12:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday, Dec 12, 2014 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Individual Price:
$5.00 for adults
$3.00 for children

Malabar Farm State Park

  • December 5th, 6th, 12th &13th - 5pm-9pm
  • December 7th & 14th - 12am-5pm
  • Tour Louis Bromfield's Big House all decked out for the holidays while enjoying freshly baked cookies and hot cider.
  • Fee - $5 for adults, $3 for children