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October 2023 in Steubenville & Jefferson County: A Month Full of Local Events

Published: October 1, 2023

As the leaves start to change and a crisp autumn breeze fills the air, Steubenville and Jefferson County come alive with a vibrant array of events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. From farmers' markets to spooky Halloween bashes, there's something for everyone this October. Let's dive into the exciting lineup of events for the month.

1. Downtown Steubenville Farmers' Market

When: Every Thursday in October

Where: Corner of South 4th and South Streets, Steubenville

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Start your Thursdays right by visiting the Downtown Steubenville Farmers' Market. Here, you can find fresh, homegrown produce and delicious foods to savor throughout the week. It's the perfect way to support local farmers and enjoy the bounties of the season.

2. First Friday on 4th Street: "Fall Festival"

When: October 6th

Where: Fourth Street, Steubenville

Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Get into the fall spirit at the "Fall Festival" on 4th Street. This event promises an exciting evening filled with food, music, crafts, arm wrestling, hayrides, and even a pumpkin smash. It's a fantastic way to celebrate the arrival of autumn with your friends and family.

3. Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club Annual Photography Exhibit

When: October 7th - 31st

Where: Millsop Community Center, 3420 Main Street, Weirton, WV

Be inspired by the creative talents of local photographers at the Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club's Annual Photography Exhibit. The exhibit opens with a "Meet the Photographers" event on October 7th at 10 am. Don't miss the chance to view captivating photographs that showcase 16 different topics.

4. Festival in the Woods

When: October 7th

Where: 210 S. Park Street, Richmond

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Experience the charm of the Festival in the Woods, a free event featuring 63 vendors offering a wide variety of goods. Explore the crafts, indulge in delicious treats, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Richmond.

5. An Afternoon with Ohio Valley Authors

When: October 7th

Where: Jefferson County Historical Museum & Library, 426 Franklin Ave., Steubenville

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet and converse with local authors at this special event co-sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Association and the Tri-State Writers Society. It's a fantastic opportunity to explore literary talent from your community.

6. Vintage Baseball

When: October 7th

Where: Mt. Pleasant

Time: 2:00 pm

Step back in time and enjoy a game of vintage baseball in Mt. Pleasant. Experience the sport as it was played in the 19th century, complete with period-appropriate uniforms and rules.

7. United Way 2023 Taste of Jefferson County

When: October 11th

Where: St. Florian Event Center, 286 Luray Dr., Wintersville

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Satisfy your taste buds while supporting a great cause at the United Way 2023 Taste of Jefferson County. For $35, you can enjoy a delightful evening filled with delicious food at the St. Florian Event Center.

8. Faith over Fear "Pop In"

When: October 13th

Where: Trinity Health System East Lobby, 380 Summit Ave., Steubenville

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Don't miss the "Pop In" event featuring food trucks, vendors, door prizes, and more at the Trinity Health System East Lobby. It's a morning of positivity and community engagement.

9. Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum Open House

When: October 15th

Where: Pleasant Hill School House Museum, 3125 SR 213, Steubenville

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Discover the history of the area at the Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum Open House. Explore exhibits and learn about the rich heritage of Jefferson County.

10. Breast Cancer Awareness & Community Expo 

When: October 18th 

Where: Fort Steuben Mall, 100 Mall Drive, Steubenville 

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the Community Health Expo and the Annual Breast Cancer Wreath Ceremony at the Fort Steuben Mall. This event raises awareness for breast cancer while providing valuable health information to the community.

11. Red Ribbon Community Walk & Kick-Off 

When: October 21st 

Where: Jim Wood Park, Sheffield Ave., Steubenville 

Time: 11:00 am

Experience a fun-filled day at the Red Ribbon Community Walk & Kick-Off. Enjoy inflatable games, a live DJ, free giveaways, donuts, face painting, and prizes, all presented by the Jefferson County Phoenix Program.

12. Square Dance hosted by Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum 

When: October 21st

Where: Knoxville Grange Hall, Toronto

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Put on your dancing shoes and join the square dance hosted by the Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum. It's an evening of lively music and traditional dancing.

13. 3rd Annual Bloomingdale/Unionport Fall Fest - When: October 21st - 22nd 

Where: Aladdin Lands, Bloomingdale 

Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Saturday) | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Sunday)

Experience the charm of a small-town fall festival at the 3rd Annual Bloomingdale/Unionport Fall Fest. Enjoy a weekend of fun activities and shopping in a picturesque setting.

14. Saturday Market on 4th 

When: October 21st 

Where: North 4th Street, Steubenville 

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Shop for unique crafts and artisan goods at the Saturday Market on 4th. It's the perfect opportunity to find one-of-a-kind treasures and support local makers.

15. The Arcadian Wild at the Grand Theater 

When: October 25th 

Where: Grand Theater Lobby, North Fourth St., Steubenville 

Time: 6:30 pm

Enjoy an evening of live music with The Arcadian Wild, presented by the Harmonium Project. Let the melodies fill the historic Grand Theater lobby for a memorable musical experience.

16. Brigade of the American Revolution 

When: October 27th - 28th 

Where: Historic Fort Steuben, 120 S. 3rd Street, Steubenville 

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Step back in time and witness a re-enactment of Revolutionary War-era activities at Historic Fort Steuben. This event offers an educational and immersive experience for all ages.

17. Steubenville Trick or Treat

When: October 28th

 Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Get your costumes ready for Steubenville Trick or Treat, a spooktacular evening of Halloween fun for the little ones. Don't forget to bring your treat bags!

18. Halloween Bash presented by Beyond Kids LLC 

When: October 28th

Join the Halloween Bash presented by Beyond Kids LLC for a night of candy stations, bounce houses, dancing, pizza, face painting, and a costume contest. It's a fantastic way to celebrate Halloween with your family.

October in Steubenville and Jefferson County promises an exciting blend of community events, cultural experiences, and seasonal festivities. Whether you're a foodie, history buff, or just looking for family fun, there's no shortage of activities to enjoy. Mark your calendars and make the most of this wonderful autumn season in our vibrant community!


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