Event Description:
In the year of 1896, a crime would stir a whirlwind of fears in the small little community known as Pleasant Valley in southern Richland County.  Join us for a fresh, dramatic exploration of the true Ceely Rose story on the site where it actually happened.

The drama is presented in a multi media format that includes music, storytelling, historic photos, and acting in a Chautauqua style performance. The evening will be capped off by stories of Ceely ghost sightings.

After a sumptuous BBQ dinner (optional) experience "The Ghost of Ceely" in the Main Barn at Malabar Farm State Park.

A concession stand with sandwiches, snacks, desserts, and drinks will be open from 6pm-9pm every night.

On show dates only, the standard wagon tours will include a stop at the Ceely Rose house, where you may go inside. Wagon tours are at 1 pm and 3 pm, tickets may be purchased in the gift shop.


Friday, October 2nd at 7 pm
Saturday, October 3rd at 7:00 pm
Friday, October 9th at 7 pm
Saturday, October 10th at 7:00 pm

         The optional dinner is served at 6:00 and can be enjoyed at picnic tables nearby or in the barn at tables.

Prices: $20.00 per drama
          $15.00 per meal (BBQ Chicken and Ribs, Au Gratin Potatoes, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Roll/Butter, Drink)

Tickets may be purchased by check by calling Victoria Cochran at 419-892-2929. Groups of 20 or more may also make arrangements through Mrs. Cochran at $17.00 per ticket.

For those that wish to purchase show and dinner tickets using a credit card, log on to and click on "Buy Tickets." There will be a $4.00 "ticketing fee" per ticket plus an online fee. 

Any tickets not printed out through online purchasing can be picked up at Will Call at Malabar Farm State Park on the nights of performances only.  



*This is not the Ceely Rose play as performed in previous years.

*This is an "outdoor" event that takes place in a barn subject to outside temperatures.  Please dress appropriately for the weather or bring a blanket. Those with sensitive allergies should be advised that the performances are in a working barn (animals/hay) in the basement.


*The physical address of Malabar Farm State Park is 4050 Bromfield Rd. Lucas, Ohio 44843.  This is 9 miles from exit 169 on Interstate 71.  It is also near Mansfield Ohio off of State Route 30 via Rt. 603.


*Parking is free.  The walking distance from the parking area to the event is about 1,000 feet.  For guests that cannot walk this distance, there will be a golf cart with driver operating before and after the show.


*Most nights will sell out.  Any leftover tickets will sell at the door.  We recommend buying tickets in advance.


*The show dramatizes historical events which took place on site over 119 years ago.  This includes murders committed by a mentally disturbed individual.  Parents are advised that this material may not be appropriate for children.


* This is staged on a farm in the country.  Guests may want to bring a flashlight for the return walk to the parking lot.


* All profits from this event will go to support Malabar Farm through the all volunteer, non profit Malabar Farm Foundation.  Currently among many other projects, the Foundation is committed to restoration of the historic artifacts in the Big House. 


*This event is sponsored by the Malabar Farm Foundation, founded in 1993 in support of the vision and programming of Malabar Farm State Park through preservation, education, promotion and extending the legacy of Louis Bromfield. 

The Malabar Farm Spinning and Weaving Guild is celebrating their 25th year with a Fall Fiber Art Show.  Guild members will be in the Visitor Center allowing guests to visit the "Sheep to Shawl" experience as they enjoy demonstrations, interact with the artisans, and try their hand at the various steps of the process.  You are also invited to see the displays of the skilled handwork of the members in fiber dying, rug hooking, quilting, sewing, wool applique, tatting, needle felting, embroidery, along with the spinning and weaving.

Members will also have their wares for sale.

Friday Oct. 2 and 9th from 2:00-6:00
Saturdays Oct. 3 and 10th from 12-6:00pm.

Event date:
October 17, 2015 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 the Visitor's Center, Conference Room
  • Call 419-774-4772 for info

Event date:
October 31, 2015 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Individual Price:
$1.00 admission fee at the door for ages 12 and older

Malabar Farm State Park

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

Event Dates & Times:
November 7 & 8, 2015
10 am - 5 pm

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

Event Price:
$30.00 per person
Must pre-register!
Call 419-892-2784 for details

Event Date & Time:
November 14, 2015
10 am - 4 pm

Event Description:
Through this adapted version of the Hearthside Cooking Workshop you will get the chance to learn open-hearth cooking skills by cooking lunch over the open-hearth as well as getting the opportunity to explore the history of Malabar Farm with a short wagon ride and a house tour.

Event Price:
$30.00 / person

Pre-registration is required!

Event Date & Times:
November 15, 2015
Two Sittings : 1pm & 3 pm

Event Description:
Join the famous author for an afternoon tea in the Big House. Guests will be served tea and traditional fare while enjoying the story of Miss Alcott's life and her books.

Event Price:
Ages 1-12 : $10
Ages 12 and older: $15

Pre-registration is required

For more information call 419-892-2929

*This event is sponsored by the Malabar Farm Foundation, founded in 1993 to provide resources in support of the vision and programming of Malabar Farm State Park through preservation, education, promotion and extending the legacy of Louis Bromfield.

Event Dates & Times:
December 4, 5, 11, 12 at 5pm - 9pm
December 6, 13 at 12pm - 5pm

Event Description:
Tour Louis Bromfield's Big House all decked out for the holidays while enjoying freshly baked cookies and hot cider.

Individual Price:
$5.00 for adults
$3.00 for children