What's the buzz: Coffee and a pumpkin festival feel like fall – The Daily Jeffersonian

County fairs are wrapping up and cooler weather is finally settling in. Take advantage of these fall days and have some fun. If you feel like venturing out, I’ll be highlighting attractions, activities, and festivals right here, every week. From local music and shows to options for those of you who don’t mind traveling a bit, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to check all activities as cancellations can occur. The events listed are for Sept. 23 to Oct. 2. 
Today
Barnesville Pumpkin Festival. Tucked away in the hills of Southeastern Ohio is one of the best fall festivals around. The Barnesville Pumpkin festival brings all things pumpkin to the area. Carnival rides, food and craft vendors and more await you at this three-day event. Two stages will provide live entertainment and a Giant Pumpkin Parade will be held Saturday morning. Admission is free. Visitors can also check out the Eyes of Freedom memorial during the event. For a full schedule or for more information visit www.barnesvillepumpkinfestival.com. Downtown Barnesville. 
Friday
Mountain Highway. Head to Guernsey County’s only opera house to hear some of the best bluegrass around. The Pennyroyal Opera House in Fairview presents Mountain Highway, a family band out of Lynchville, WV. The doors open at 5 p.m., as well as the kitchen. The bluegrass show will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information visit www.pennyroyalbluegrass.com. Pennyroyal Opera House, Exit 198 off of Interstate 70, Fairview. 
Saturday
Columbus Coffee Festival. Make your way to the capitol city and try some java. The sixth annual Columbus Coffee Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday at The Ohio Village. Visitors can sample coffee from various Ohio roasters and more. There are two sessions to attend, and tickets vary by time of entry starting at $20. TIckets can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com. Programs scheduled include yoga, watercolors, history, music and gardening. For more information visit www.columbuscoffeefest.com. Ohio Village, 800 East 17th Ave., Columbus. 
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