Upcoming Events In Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills Spring Eventa

THURSDAY, MAY 21

New Straitsville Moonshine Festival

Main Street, New Straitsville, 5 – 11 p.m.

Located in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, the festival features a variety of events including a working Moonshine Still Display, local history museum, flea market vendors, moonshine burgers, moonshine pie, moonshine doggies, carnival rides and games, good food, souvenirs, talent show, Cruise-In, and 2 parades concluding with the Grande Parade on Memorial Day.  Back by popular demand at the Moonshine Festival, we will have a Garden Tractor Pull and a Pedal Pull.

 New Straitsville Special Moonshine will be available for sale and sampling. Call 740-394-2239 or 740-394-2727 for more information; FREE.

 

 FRIDAY, MAY 22

 Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival

Yoctangee Park, Chillicothe, 12 noon – 10:30 p.m.

Ohio’s first capital city, rich in Indian history, hosts the annual Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival. Yoctangee Park, in historic downtown, makes a perfect setting for this family oriented three-day event featuring Native American music, dancing, traders and exhibits, a mountain men encampment rendezvous with working craftsmen and demonstrations, an extensive arts and crafts show with over 80 crafter’s and commercial exhibits. Entertainment is continuous on the main stage with good food, fun, games and contests for the whole family to enjoy. Call 800-413-4118 for more information; FREE.

 

Duck Creek Log Jam

28508 Murphy Rd, Logan, all day

Music & Camping in the Hocking Hills! Start the 2015 Festival Season off right with this genuine, home grown, off-the-beaten-path music festival set in Ohio’s most scenic region. Stomp your feet, holler out loud, meet new friends, party the night away & enjoy the great outdoors during this truly unique festival. Visit www.duckcreeklogjam.com for more information; COST: $45 day pass; weekend packages available; camping extra.

 

New Straitsville Moonshine Festival

Main Street, New Straitsville, 5 – 11 p.m.

Located in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, the festival features a variety of events including a working Moonshine Still Display, local history museum, flea market vendors, moonshine burgers, moonshine pie, moonshine doggies, carnival rides and games, good food, souvenirs, talent show, Cruise-In, and 2 parades concluding with the Grande Parade on Memorial Day.  Back by popular demand at the Moonshine Festival, we will have a Garden Tractor Pull and a Pedal Pull.

 

New Straitsville Special Moonshine will be available for sale and sampling. Call 740-394-2239 or 740-394-2727 for more information; FREE.

 

Live Music at the Hocking Hills Winery

Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Road, Logan, 6-9 p.m.

Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Jeremy Gibson. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.

 

The Hitch-Hikers Reunion Show at Stuart’s Opera House

Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 8 p.m.

Beethoven’s Fifth? Nah, how about the fifth annual Hitch-Hikers reunion concert to benefit the Nelsonville Food Cupboard! Some things change – Zach is now a sophomore at Auburn University; Dusty is now the proud father of his beautiful daughter Sophia. Some things NEVER change – Jon, Terry and Mike are still old (news flash, Mike is the youngest by 2 months). Another thing that will not change is the band’s love of taking everyone back in time with their music. Call 740-753-1924 for more information. COST: $14-17.

 

 SATURDAY, MAY 23

 Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival

Yoctangee Park, Chillicothe, 9 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Ohio’s first capital city, rich in Indian history, hosts the annual Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival. Yoctangee Park, in historic downtown, makes a perfect setting for this family oriented three-day event featuring Native American music, dancing, traders and exhibits, a mountain men encampment rendezvous with working craftsmen and demonstrations, an extensive arts and crafts show with over 80 crafter’s and commercial exhibits. Entertainment is continuous on the main stage with good food, fun, games and contests for the whole family to enjoy. Call 800-413-4118 for more information; FREE.

 

Duck Creek Log Jam

28508 Murphy Rd, Logan, all day

Music & Camping in the Hocking Hills! Start the 2015 Festival Season off right with this genuine, home grown, off-the-beaten-path music festival set in Ohio’s most scenic region. Stomp your feet, holler out loud, meet new friends, party the night away & enjoy the great outdoors during this truly unique festival. Visit www.duckcreeklogjam.com for more information; COST: $45 day pass; weekend packages available; camping extra.

 

Logan in Bloom Kick-off & Auction

Bowen House, 196 N. Market St, Logan, 10:15 a.m.

Annual event includes display and voting on LHS art student’s floral flags followed by an auction at 10:45 a.m. The funds raised by the event are used to enhance the downtown with hanging baskets, floral planters and more. Call 740-385-0344 for more information; FREE.

 

New Straitsville Moonshine Festival

Main Street, New Straitsville, 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.

Located in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, the festival features a variety of events including a working Moonshine Still Display, local history museum, flea market vendors, moonshine burgers, moonshine pie, moonshine doggies, carnival rides and games, good food, souvenirs, talent show, Cruise-In, and 2 parades concluding with the Grande Parade on Memorial Day.  Back by popular demand at the Moonshine Festival, we will have a Garden Tractor Pull and a Pedal Pull.

 

New Straitsville Special Moonshine will be available for sale and sampling. Call 740-394-2239 or 740-394-2727 for more information; FREE.

 

 SUNDAY, MAY 24

 Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival

Yoctangee Park, Chillicothe, 9 a.m – 6 p.m.

Ohio’s first capital city, rich in Indian history, hosts the annual Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival. Yoctangee Park, in historic downtown, makes a perfect setting for this family oriented three-day event featuring Native American music, dancing, traders and exhibits, a mountain men encampment rendezvous with working craftsmen and demonstrations, an extensive arts and crafts show with over 80 crafter’s and commercial exhibits. Entertainment is continuous on the main stage with good food, fun, games and contests for the whole family to enjoy. Call 800-413-4118 for more information; FREE.

 

Duck Creek Log Jam

28508 Murphy Rd, Logan, all day

Music & Camping in the Hocking Hills! Start the 2015 Festival Season off right with this genuine, home grown, off-the-beaten-path music festival set in Ohio’s most scenic region. Stomp your feet, holler out loud, meet new friends, party the night away & enjoy the great outdoors during this truly unique festival. Visit www.duckcreeklogjam.com for more information; COST: $45 day pass; weekend packages available; camping extra.

 

New Straitsville Moonshine Festival

Main Street, New Straitsville, 12 noon – 11 p.m.

Located in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, the festival features a variety of events including a working Moonshine Still Display, local history museum, flea market vendors, moonshine burgers, moonshine pie, moonshine doggies, carnival rides and games, good food, souvenirs, talent show, Cruise-In, and two parades concluding with the Grande Parade on Memorial Day.  Back by popular demand at the Moonshine Festival, we will have a Garden Tractor Pull and a Pedal Pull.

 

New Straitsville Special Moonshine will be available for sale and sampling. Call 740-394-2239 or 740-394-2727 for more information; FREE.

 

Flaming Torchlight Canoe Trip

Hocking Hills Adventures, 31251 Chieftain Dr., Logan, 7 p.m.

Night time on the Hocking River is magical, and nothing is more exciting than experiencing it by torchlight: flickering flames reflecting on rippling water, golden eyes blinking from surrounding trees, all bathed in a surreal, golden glow. For romantics, friends and families, the river by torchlight is an unforgettable delight. Call 740-385-8685 for more information; COST: $42 per canoe.

 

 MONDAY, MAY 25

 New Straitsville Moonshine Festival

Main Street, New Straitsville, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Located in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, the festival features a variety of events including a working Moonshine Still Display, local history museum, flea market vendors, moonshine burgers, moonshine pie, moonshine doggies, carnival rides and games, good food, souvenirs, talent show, Cruise-In, and two parades concluding with the Grande Parade on Memorial Day.  Back by popular demand at the Moonshine Festival, we will have a Garden Tractor Pull and a Pedal Pull.

 

New Straitsville Special Moonshine will be available for sale and sampling. Call 740-394-2239 or 740-394-2727 for more information; FREE.

 

Gospel Sing & Carry-In

Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S. Spring Street, Logan, 5 p.m.

Enjoy and evening of gospel music that you can sing along to. Bring a covered dish to share. Call 740-385-6581 for more information. FREE.

 

 WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

 Sweet Treat Wednesday

Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Road, Logan, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Wine tasting paired with locally made Wren Valley Truffles. 25% off hand-made gourmet caramel apples.  Bring your own food or have pizza delivered.  Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; COST: $12 for six tastings.

 

 THURSDAY, MAY 28

 Owl Prowl at the Rock House

Rock House, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 374, Logan, 9 p.m.

Join the Hocking Hills State Park Naturalist at Rock House shelter to discover, look at and listen for these nocturnal avian hunters. Be sure to dress for the weather. (Please, no pets at the Owl Prowl.) Call 740-385-8003, x213 for more information; FREE.

 

John Doerres Lecture

Hocking County Historical Society, 64 N. Culver St., Logan, 7 p.m.

Join the Hocking County Historical Society for their monthly meeting with guest speaker John Doerres. He will speak on the history of Camp Sherman.  Open to the public; everyone is welcome! Call 740-385-6026 for more information; FREE.

 

Nelsonville Music Festival

Robbins Crossing at Hocking College, 3301 Hocking Parkway, 6 – 11:30 p.m.

Set in the beautiful rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, the 15th annual Nelsonville Music Festival is a four-day festival that celebrates music and local artistry of our region. We take pride in offering a warm, accepting environment where local artisans can sell and be recognized for their work, where local, regional and national musicians instill their awe-inspiring talents and festival goers can relax and enjoy the fruits of our regional flavor.

 

This year Stuart’s Opera House presents The Flaming Lips, Merle Haggard, St. Vincent, Trampled By Turtles, Lucero, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Oblivians, Greg Brown, Moon Hooch, Natural Child, My Bubba, Sarah Neufeld, Good English and many more!

 

For ticket info and detailed schedule for each day visit www.nelsonvillefest.org or call 740-753-1924. COST: $130 weekend pass, $45-80 day pass. VIP packages available.

 

 FRIDAY, MAY 29

 Jeweled Dragons

Hocking Hills State Park Campground, St. Rt. 664 South, Logan, 2 p.m.

Join the Naturalist for a closer look at Hocking’s not-so-mythical dragonflies & damselflies. These flying, crawling & swimming insects lead an amazing life that we can peek in on. Meet at the main playground in the camp (near site #143) for a short stroll down to Rose Lake. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.

 

Cruise Hocking Car Show & Street Party

Downtown Gazebo, Logan, 5 p.m.

Come party with us as we closed down the streets of Logan. Classic, collector and sports cars of all types will be on display all along Main Street. Listen to the sounds of Gas Pump Jockeys, playing classics from the 50′, 60’s, & 70’s at the Gazebo in Worthington Park. If you miss us Friday come to our “Show and Shine” event on Saturday at the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge. All proceeds benefit Friends of the Hocking Hills. COST: $40 -$50 event registration; FREE to view cars and listen to the music.

 

Nelsonville Final Friday

Public Square, Nelsonville, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Celebrate Final Friday with various exhibitions dedicated to the fine art of contemporary photography. Visually arresting photographs and educated viewers meet to celebrate the beauty, craft and vision of the medium. Additional hands-on classes, tips from the pros, and demos will allow you to try out new skills on the picturesque Historic Public Square. Call 740-753-1011 for more information; FREE.

 

 SATURDAY, MAY 30

 Nelsonville Music Festival

Robbins Crossing at Hocking College, 3301 Hocking Parkway, 9 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Set in the beautiful rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, the 15th annual Nelsonville Music Festival is a four-day festival that celebrates music and local artistry of our region. We take pride in offering a warm, accepting environment where local artisans can sell and be recognized for their work, where local, regional and national musicians instill their awe-inspiring talents and festival goers can relax and enjoy the fruits of our regional flavor.

 

This year Stuart’s Opera House presents The Flaming Lips, Merle Haggard, St. Vincent, Trampled By Turtles, Lucero, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Oblivians, Greg Brown, Moon Hooch, Natural Child, My Bubba, Sarah Neufeld, Good English and many more!

 

For ticket info and detailed schedule for each day visit www.nelsonvillefest.org or call 740-753-1924.

COST: $130 weekend pass, $45-80 day pass. VIP packages available.

 

Hidden Hocking

Naturalist Cabin, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 664 South, Logan, 10 a.m.

Come and see something off the beaten path. Join us for a hike through Old Man’s Cave to the little visited Broken Rock Falls and see what makes this place so special. Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalists’ Cabin located behind the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.

 

Get Out and Grill Cooking Class

Shaw’s Restaurant and Inn, 123 North Broad Street, Lancaster, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

As summer approaches, we are offering a class on grilling. The menu includes Thai grilled beef skirt steak with chile basil and peanut sauces, grilled homemade naan, buttermilk cake with local strawberries in port wine syrup. Classes are held in our studio on the third floor of the Inn and end with lunch paired with an optional glass of wine and a typed set of recipes for you to take home. Classes are limited to eight students and you must be 18 years or older. Call 800-654-2477 for more information; COST: $55

 

Naturalist Cabin Open House

Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 664 South, Logan, 2 p.m.

What do Richard Roe, William Conkle and Colonel Rempel all have in common? Join the naturalist for a closer look at what life was like for these characters and the early settlers in the area. Try your hand at early Appalachian life. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.

 

Cruise Hocking Car Show & Street Party

Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, Logan, 5 p.m.

If you missed Friday night’ street party, you can still see our group of classic, collector and sports cars. They will be on display again in the parking lot of the dining lodge. COST: $40 -$50 event registration; FREE to view cars and listen to the music.

 

Live Music at the Hocking Hills Winery

Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Road, Logan, 6-9 p.m.

Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Gary Wisor. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.

 

Moonlight Tour

Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, 12789 State Route 664 South, Logan, 7 – 11 p.m.

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 and be sure to bring a flashlight. Call 740-385-0523 for more information. COST: $40 per canoe for two people.

 

Romantic Moonlight Tour

Hocking Hills Adventures, 31251 Chieftain Dr., Logan, 7 p.m.

Let the crickets serenade you under a full moon on the Hocking River. Afterward, join us at a bonfire for refreshments and live entertainment. Call 740-385-8685 for reservations and more information; COST: $42.

 

Full Moon Night Hike

Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve, 7000 Beach Camp Rd, Logan, 8 – 11 p.m.

Come experience how the other half lives… the nocturnal half that is. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources- Division of Natural Areas and Preserves invites you to join us as we attempt to traverse the entire 3.5-mile trail system at Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve without lights. The moon will light our way as we discover the forest at night. Owls, frogs, coyotes and bats will be our guides through this unfamiliar world.

 

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and remember temperatures can drop substantially in May after sunset. Trail can be rough, uneven, steep, and slick in some areas so sturdy footwear is a must. Bring a flashlight or headlamp but be prepared not to use them. Call 740-380-8918 for more information; FREE.

 

 SUNDAY, MAY 31

 Nelsonville Music Festival

Robbins Crossing at Hocking College, 3301 Hocking Parkway, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Set in the beautiful rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, the 15th annual Nelsonville Music Festival is a four-day festival that celebrates music and local artistry of our region. We take pride in offering a warm, accepting environment where local artisans can sell and be recognized for their work, where local, regional and national musicians instill their awe-inspiring talents and festival goers can relax and enjoy the fruits of our regional flavor.

 

This year Stuart’s Opera House presents The Flaming Lips, Merle Haggard, St. Vincent, Trampled By Turtles, Lucero, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Oblivians, Greg Brown, Moon Hooch, Natural Child, My Bubba, Sarah Neufeld, Good English and many more!

 

For ticket info and detailed schedule for each day visit www.nelsonvillefest.org or call 740-753-1924.

COST: $130 weekend pass, $45-80 day pass. VIP packages available.