Events In The Hocking Hills Area

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THURSDAY, JUNE 16
 
Washboard Music Festival Kick-off with Arnett Howard & Friends – 6 pm
Main Street, Logan; 5 pm to 10 pm
Arnett and his Band will be performing on the Main Stage…and it will be special.  They will be opening the festivities, playing one night only, THURSDAY NIGHT ONLY at 6 pm.  Festival vendors and free kids entertainment open at 5 pm.
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 17
 
Friday & Saturday
Washboard Music Festival
Main Street, Logan; noon to 11 pm
Every year, on Father’s Day weekend, the downtown streets of Logan, Ohio come alive with the celebration of the washboard, as a musical instrument.  Logan is the home of the Columbus Washboard Company, the only remaining washboard manufacturing company in the U.S.  It all began in rural America around mid-1800’s, where music was a center- piece of family entertainment, but money was scarce.  So, the washboard, an empty jug, along with a stick and string attached to metal tub turned upside down, became the backwoods answer to Saturday Night at Carnegie Hall.  Modified to form a “vest” that hangs from the shoulders, that same raspy sound of energy also became the source of rhythm for Cajun music throughout the Bayou.  Welcome to Logan, heart of the beautiful Hocking Hills and enjoy Ohio’s Most Unique Music Festival!
 
Parade of the Hills Annual Golf Outing
Hocking Hills Golf Club, 14405 Country Club Lane, Logan; 740-753-3376; $400 per team; Tee time: 9:30 am
The Nelsonville Parade of the Hills Annual Golf Outing presented by The Nelsonville Chamber of Commerce. Tee time is 9:30 am. Register on line at www.nelsonvillechamber.com
 
Stream Stompin’
Hocking Hills State Park, Ash Cave, St Rt 56; 740-385-6841; 10am; FREE
Join the naturalist outside the shelter house at Ash Cave for an exploration of what might live in our many streams here at Hocking. Please come dressed to get your feet wet and footgear must be worn at all times.
 
Smoke Rise Ranch “1st Annual Reunion” – FRIDAY TO SUNDAY
Smoke Rise Ranch, 6751 Hunterdon Rd, Glouster; 740-767-2624; times vary
Friday 17th: Cattle Round – Up, Doctoring and Banding, Ranch Roping to follow. Saturday  18th:Sporting /Cow Working Clinic, Open Arena Sorting Competition, Potluck Cowboy Dinner, Campfire, Music, and Dancing Sunday 19th:Fun Day Ranch Rodeo.
 
June Jam 2016 Hosted by American Bikers Aimed Towards Education (ABATE) of Ohio – FRIDAY TO SUNDAY
The Woods at Kaeppner Place, 34018 Sutton Rd, Logan; 419-654-5446; $25 for weend (includes camping)
Live music, camping, vendors and rodeo games, swap meet, bike show, motorcycle rally. For detailed information www.abate.com.
 
Music at the Winery – FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Rd, Logan; 740-385-7117; 6 pm to 9 pm
Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Jim Volk on Friday and Kevin Ashbba on Saturday. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music.
 
Live Music at the Millstone – FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; 740-385-5341; 6 pm to 9 pm
Enjoy live music on the patio; Friday evening enjoy the music of Jake Binegar and Saturday Spencer and Walt from Trip Dog will take the stage.
 
Friday Night Bandstand
Lancaster Bandstand, 104 N Broad St, Lancaster; 740-687-6651; 7 pm to 8:30 pm
riday Night Bandstand in Downtown Lancaster is a free, outdoor concert every Friday night. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and dancing shoes to the Downtown Lancaster Bandstand. Gypsy Joe’s Ice Cream is available for purchase. Presented by the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department.  Enjoy the sounds of Luxury Brown while they play R&B, Soul, Pop and Jazz this week.
 
“Moonshine” Full Moon Zip Line Tours – FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, 10714 Jackson St, Rockridge; 740-385-9477; $79 per person; reservations highly recommended; begins at dusk
Get acquainted with the night during the Full Moon with our “Moonshine” Zip Line Tours. If you’ve ever dreamed of zipping in the darkness, this 2-hour nocturnal tour is made for you. You’ll experience the sounds, the smells, and the creatures of the night – Then bravely zip off into the darkness! The course is minimally lit for maximum drama, and is sure to satisfy your craving for adventure!  The tour includes 6 ziplines. All needed equipment and lighting is provided, even some from Mother Nature herself!
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
 
36th Annual Hocking River Clean-Up
Hocking Hills Adventures, 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; 740-385-8685 8 am; FREE
Join your friends on the river to help clean up the river and have a great time doing it at this 36th annual event. Everything is provided, from canoes to trash bags. Stick around for a great BBQ afterwards.
 
30th Annual Earth Angel Super Cruise In
Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 157 East Fair Ave, Lancaster; 740-332-4713 (Neil) or 866-611-2645; $5 – $15; 9 am to 10 pm
Featured entertainment: The Fabulous Thunderbirds, McGuffey Lane and D.J. Stan The Man and the Remnant Singing Team. Special events: Craft, Trophy Presentations, Valve Cover Races, Memorial Awards, All Day Silent Auctions, Classic Cars, Bike Poker Run and Awards, Food venders and 50-50 drawing. Earth Angel Foundation of Ohio holds an annual fair to help send fatally ill children and their families on a dream vacation and giving these kids a chance to have fun.  All the proceeds from the festival help the Earth Angel Foundation of Ohio. Join these kids and their families, by supporting a noble cause while having an exciting time.
 
Adopt-a-Highway & Hike with Camp Oty’Okwa
Camp Oty’Okwa, 24799 Purcell Rd, South Bloomington; 740-975-6384; FREE
Join in on an Adopt-a-Highway & Hike with Camp Oty’Okwa. Come out before the hike to help clean and maintain our stretch of SR 374. Participants in the will receive a light breakfast and lunch. Come join us in keeping the Hocking Hills clean!
 
Cedar Falls Stroll
Hocking Hills State Park, Cedar Falls, St Rt 374; 740-385-6841; 10 am; FREE
Join the Hocking Hills State Park Naturalist to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural and cultural history of this area of the park.
 
Five Meals in Five Days with Chef Katie McGushin
The Inn at Hocking College, 15770 St Rt 691, Nelsonville; 11 am to 4 pm; $75 per person; reservations required
Chef Katie shows you how to make a week’s worth of meals in just one day.
Hocking College is offering a variety of leisure learning classes that are focused on creating a rich, creative environment that inspires life-long learning. Classes are hands-on, fun and educational and everyone is welcome!
 
Hocking’s Wildlife at the Cabin
Naturalist Cabin at Old Man’s Cave; St Rt 664 S; 740-385-6841; 1 pm; FREE
As you pass by on your hike today stop by the Naturalist Cabin, located behind Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center, to explore and take a closer look at some of our native residents.  Naturalist will be available for discussion and to answer questions.
 
Washboard Music Festival Bicentennial Parade – 6 pm
From Logan Clay through downtown Logan’s Main Street
The Annual Washboard Music Festival will be the Bicentennial Grand Parade this year.  Judges will select the best Bicentennial parade entry to win $500.  After the parade stick around for a night full of great entertainment, festival food, vendors and free kids entertainment.
 
Saturday Night on the Patio
Psalm 121, 110 E Main St, Logan; 740-385-0056; 6:30 (after the parade); FREE
Join Psalm 121 every Saturday night to enjoy local Christian Artists on the Patio. This week features Slaw Dog. Event occurs rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore/community room.
 
Full Moon Paddle
Lake Logan State Park Boat Launch, 30443 Lake Logan Rd, Logan; 740-591-9094; $45 or $35 with your own kayak; Touch the Earth Adventures; reservations required
Kayak with us under the full moon. Paddles are two to three hours long. Enjoy a peaceful evening on the water, watch the sun set and the moon rise across the water as the stars sparkle above you. No experience needed. All equipment, instructions, and refreshments are provided.
 
Moonlight Tour
Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, 12789 St Rt 664 S, Logan; 740-385-0523; $45 per canoe for 2; reservations required; 7 pm
Paddle your canoe from sunset to moonlight, using the light of the moon as it reflects on the water. Your trip ends at the livery with a roaring bonfire, s’mores and a local bluegrass band for your enjoyment. Reservations highly recommended. Meet at the livery at 7:00 p.m. and be sure to bring a flashlight.
 
Romantic Moonlight Tour
Hocking Hills Adventures, 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; 740-385-8685; $45; reservations required; 7 pm to 11 pm
Let the crickets serenade you under a full moon on the Hocking River. Afterward, join us at a bonfire for refreshments and live entertainment.
 
TUESDAY, JUNE 21
 
Bike Night at the Millstone
Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; 740-385-5341; 6 pm to 9 pm
Enjoy live music on the patio; Come by bike, car or foot – everyone welcome.  Enjoy the music of Stages this week.
 
Old Time Music Jam Session
The Bowen House, 196 N Market St, Logan; 740-385-0344; Free; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar or favorite instrument and join right in.  Led by Liz Shaw.  New and experienced musicians are welcome.  You will leave with new skills after every session.  Donations graciously appreciated for the instructor.
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 24
 
Rose Lake Canoe Excursion
Hocking Hills State Park, Rose Lake; 740-385-8003 ext 213 to register or register at Park Office on St Rt 664 S; pre-registration required, space is limited; 9 am; FREE
Beginner or long time canoeist alike can join the naturalist instructor who will teach participants the proper handling and control of a canoe, rescue techniques and proper gear. Equipment will be provided. Great for the beginner or long time canoeist that might like a few new tips. Pre-registration is required for this all day course by calling 740-385-8003 ext213. Class size is limited so register early! Please wear clothing to get wet, no open toe shoes and bring along a lunch and plenty to drink.
 
Something Fishy at Starbrick Gallery
Starbrick Gallery, 21 W Columbus St, Nelsonville; 740-753-1011; 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm; Free
Underwater Paradise in a Mix of Mediums: Watercolors, Acrylic, Fiber.  Regular Gallery hours are Mon – Sat 10 am to 5 pm; Sun noon to 5 pm.
 
Music at the Winery – FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Rd, Logan; 740-385-7117; 6 pm to 9 pm
Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Todd Martin on Friday and Brad Fuller on Saturday. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music.
 
Live Music at the Millstone – FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; 740-385-5341; 6 pm to 9 pm
Enjoy live music on the patio; Friday evening enjoy the music of Casey Redmond and Sweetwater Brewing Party featuring Hocking River String Band on Saturday.
 
Music in the Park
Worthington Park, Market & Mains Streets, Logan; 740-746-8322; 7 pm; FREE
The Summer Music series features a mix of country, bluegrass, classic rock and roll, Western Swing and more.  This week The New Jeans Band will take the stage. Food and beverages are for sale in the park. Park seating is limited so lawn chairs or blankets are recommended. Picnics are permitted in the park but smoking and alcohol are not. Concerts generally proceed rain or shine and bands are subject to change without prior notice. Some of the season’s concerts will be preceded by an opening act at 6:30 p.m. so please plan to come early!
 
Friday Night Bandstand
Lancaster Bandstand, 104 N Broad St, Lancaster; 740-687-6651; 7 pm to 8:30 pm
riday Night Bandstand in Downtown Lancaster is a free, outdoor concert every Friday night. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and dancing shoes to the Downtown Lancaster Bandstand. Gypsy Joe’s Ice Cream is available for purchase. Presented by the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department.  Enjoy the bluegrass music of the Bumper Jacksons this week.
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
 
Wonders of Old Man’s Cave
Hocking Hills State Park, Old Man’s Cave, St Rt 664 S; 740-385-6841; 9 am; FREE
Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalists’ Cabin, behind Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center, for a short hike to discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found throughout the park.
Paddle for the Battle
Hocking Hills Adventures. 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; 740-385-8685; $35 per person; reservations required; 10 am
Join Hocking Hills Adventure Canoe Livery in a fight against cancer! Help us promote awareness, support survivors, and raise money for the American Cancer Society. Make a difference while having fun in one of our canoe races or a naturalist-guided tour. 100% of the proceeds goes to the American Cancer Society!
 
22nd Annual Open House at Hocking House – SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Hocking House 29580 Big Pine Rd, Logan; 740-385-4166; 10 am to 5 pm
“A Garden Art Happening!” This annual event invites guests to tour an artist’s garden. Jean Magdich is a 30-year clay art veteran that has used her garden as a gallery space. Once each year, she and her husband open their private gardens area to the public, showcasing sculpture, art walkways and a variety of whimsical art objects accentuating their beautiful garden.  A selection of other talented craftsmen are on hand to show their creations. Refreshments are served.
 
Annual Tour of Homes – SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Fairfield Heritage Association, Inc., 105 E Wheeling St, Lancaster; 740-654-9923; $12 per person in advance; $15 day of event; $6 for students; 11 am to 5 pm rain or shine
Explore historic and modern homes in downtown Lancaster with a tour that will inspire and delight. Advanced ticket sales available at the FHA Office, Fairfield National Bank, and Downtown (W. Main St), Kroger East, and Meijer.
 
Games of the Past
Hocking Hills State Park Naturalist Cabin at Old Man’s Cave, St Rt 664 S; 740-385-6841; 1 pm; FREE
Ever wonder what the settlers to the Hocking region did for fun? More than you might have guessed. Join the naturalist at the Naturalist cabin for a closer look at our early American recreation.
 
Tecumseh – Living History Tour
TECUMSEH Outdoor Drama, 5958 Marietta Rd, Chillicothe; 740-775-4100; $5; 3 pm
As you travel through late 18th century Ohio you will gain a clearer and deeper appreciation of the world that lives and breathes in every character portrayed in Tecumseh as you meet and become witness to the lives of the Frontier settlers and Shawnee who shaped our history and created the land on which we now live. Devised, written and directed by members of the acting company, this one hour touching and interactive tour is sure to educate, entertain and excite people of all ages as costumed cast members portray these unforgettable characters on the stages of Sugarloaf Mountain.
 
Wine, BBQ & Music with Bob’s Backyard Barbeque
Rockside Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster; 740-687-4414; 5 pm to 8 pm
You’ve worked hard this week. Now it’s time to WINE down at Rockside Winery & Vineyards. You deserve it! Enjoy excellent wine, BBQ, music and conversation in our beautiful vineyard setting.*Come enjoy the best local wine, live local music and an assortment of amazing BBQ from Bob’s Backyard Barbeque! Bob’s Backyard Barbeque is a Lancaster based food truck with amazing smoked meats including brisket, pulled pork, chicken and specialty sandwiches as well as other backyard favorites. Wine and BBQ are paid for separately. Cash or credit are accepted for both.
 
Saturday Night on the Patio
Psalm 121, 110 E Main St, Logan; 740-385-0056; 6:00; FREE
Join Psalm 121 every Saturday night to enjoy local Christian Artists on the Patio. This week features Sharon Hardman. Event occurs rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore/community room.
 
TUESDAY, JUNE 28
 
Bike Night at the Millstone
Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; 740-385-5341; 6 pm to 9 pm
Enjoy live music on the patio; Come by bike, car or foot – everyone welcome.  Enjoy the music of the Lee Gantt Band this week.