Y-City Scarecrow Contest
The City of Zanesville and Visit Zanesville invite businesses, organizations, and individuals to celebrate the upcoming fall season by participating in the Y -City Scarecrow Contest. During the month of October, all scarecrows will be on display throughout downtown on the light post of Fifth Street and Main Street.
Discover Downtown Zanesville
Enjoy live music, food trucks, kids' activities, art exhibits, vendors, shopping and more each month in downtown! April - October 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- April 1 - Let's Get Hoppin'
- May 6 - Cinco de Mayo
- June 3 - Sizzling Summer
- July 1 - Stars and Stripes
- August 5 - Dog Days of Summer
- September 2 - End of Summer Blues
- October 7 - Fall Festival
Explore Zanesville And Muskingum County
Zanesville is the county seat for Muskingum County. The population of Zanesville was 25,487 at the 2010 census. Muskingum County experienced a slight increase in population between 1990 and 2010, raising the total number or county residents to 84,884 people. Muskingum County seems to be remaining stable in.
Zanesville was named after Ebenezer Zane, who had constructed Zane's Trace, a pioneer road from Wheeling, Virginia to Maysville, Kentucky through present-day Ohio. In 1797, he gave land as payment to his son-in-law, John McIntire, at the point where Zane's Trace met the Muskingum River. With Zane's help, McIntire platted the town and opened an inn and ferry by 1799. In 1801, Zanesville was officially renamed from Westbourne.
Meet Our Team
Kelly Ashby, Vice President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitor Bureau