Upcoming Events In Hocking Hills

 

 

Hocking Hills Events

THURSDAY, JUNE 25

Genealogy Help at the Library

Logan-Hocking County District Library, 230 E. Main St., Logan

Need help finding your family?  A staff member will be on hand the last Thursday of each month to help with all your ancestry needs. Call 740-385-2348 for more information; FREE.

 

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.

 

Judy Robinson’s Country Textiles Open House

Country Textiles on Chickencoop Hill Farm, 3350 Chickencoop Hill Road, Lancaster, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Handwoven rugs, tablerunners, placemats, flower plantings in old baskets, tins and antiques for sale. Our weaving shop will be open with spinning and weaving demonstrations, plus see rare breed sheep in the field. Call 740-746-9602 for more information; FREE.

 

Hocking County Historical Society Monthly Meeting

Hocking County Historical Society, 60 N Culver St., Logan, 7 p.m.

Join Hocking County Historical Society for their monthly meeting with guest speaker Jeff Johnson, -Natural Resource Administrator for the Ohio Natural Areas Program. Open to the public; everyone is welcome! Call 740-385-6026 for more information; FREE.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 26

Judy Robinson’s Country Textiles Open House

Country Textiles on Chickencoop Hill Farm, 3350 Chickencoop Hill Road, Lancaster, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Handwoven rugs, tablerunners, placemats, flower plantings in old baskets, tins and antiques for sale. Our weaving shop will be open with spinning and weaving demonstrations, plus see rare breed sheep in the field. Call 740-746-9602 for more information; FREE.

 

Final Friday

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

Final Friday celebrates a Focus on History during the month of June. Join us for exhibit openings, musical events, food and fun celebrating the history of Historic Square. Learn the fascinating history of the Historic Square in Nelsonville on a self-guided walking tour. Listen to our stories, see re-enactments and uncover our past. Learn about the significant buildings and their original purpose in this thriving, progressive coal-boom town. Call 740-753-1011 for more information; FREE.

 

Look to the Past Opening Night

Starbrick Gallery, 21 West Columbus Street, Nelsonville, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

It’s opening night of the Look to the Past exhibit, featuring a display of lovely antiques and a surprise guest artist. Call 740-753-1011 for more information; FREE.

 

Casual Friday

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, 21190 State Route 374, Logan, 5:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Start your weekend with a special Bistro Menu featuring gourmet burgers, rustic pizzas and much more. We will also have live music from 6:30 to 9:30. The best part is that you don’t need a reservation. Call 800-653-2557 or 740-385-7489 for more information; FREE.

 

Live Music at the Millstone

Millstone BBQ Restaurant, 12790 Grey Street, Logan, 6 – 9 p.m.

Tenessa & Dave will perform. Call 740-385-5341 for more information; FREE

 

Stuart’s Free Summer Concert Series

Stuart’s Opera House, 46 Public Square, Nelsonville, 7 p.m.

Our FREE Summer Concert Series kicks off for 2015 with Shook Twins! Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band now hailing from coniferous forested Portland, Oregon. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Kyle Volkman and Niko Daoussis form the core quartet. Central elements of the Shook Twins’ sound are a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, electric and upright bass, mandolin, electric guitar, electronic drums, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo drumming and their signature golden EGG. Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation coupled with Laurie’s inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn’s re-purposed telephone microphone, set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk. Call 740-753-1924 for more information; FREE.

 

Rose Lake Canoe Excursion

Rose Lake, Hocking Hills State Park, off St. Rt. 374, Logan

Join the naturalist and the Hocking Hills Canoe Livery for a naturalist guided trip around Rose Lake. Space is limited so you must pre-register in person at the camp office (State Route 664 South) prior to the event!  We will meet at the dam at Rose Lake. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early for instruction and to prep your canoe. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.

 

Music in the Park

Worthington Gazebo, Corner of Market and Main Sts., Logan, 7 p.m.

Pete Shew & the Backporch Swing Band will be appearing tonight in the summer music series featuring 11 Friday night concerts at the gazebo in Logan’s Town Center. The series features a mix of country, bluegrass, classic rock and roll, Western swing and more. Food and beverages for sale in the park. Alcohol prohibited. Call 740-746-8233 for more information; FREE.

 

Friday Night Bandstand

Lancaster Bandstand, 111 East Main Street, Lancaster, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

On the schedule tonight are Crossroad Station, a country rock band. Call 740-687-6651 for more information; FREE.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 27

Games of the Past

Naturalist Cabin at Old Man’s Cave, Hocking Hills State Park, St. Rt. 664 South, Logan, 10 a.m.

Ever wonder what the setters 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. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.

 

Stained Glass Workshop

Scenic Way Gifts & Art Glass Studio, 63775 St. Rt. 56, Creola, 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Learn basic copper foil stained glass techniques with Audrey Martin. Classes are 2 hours long and all supplies are provided. At the end of the class you will walk away with your completed project & the knowledge to dive into more sophisticated glass projects. Call 740-596-1913 to reserve your spot or for more information; COST: $25.

 

Annual Tour of Homes

Fairfield Heritage Association, 105 E Wheeling St, Lancaster, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Explore historic and modern homes in downtown Lancaster with a tour that will inspire and delight. Call 740-654-9923 for more information; COST: $12.

 

21st Annual Open House

Hocking House, 29580 Big Pine Rd., Logan, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This is an annual event that 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. Call 740-385-4166 for more information; FREE.

 

Prelude to a Grill Cooking Class

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

Today’s menu for this hands-on class is chilled green gazpacho with fresh herb crema, grilled homemade pizza with eggplant caponata, grilled marinated beef skewers with pomegranate molasses vinaigrette and herb salad. The classes are held in our studio on the third floor of the inn and ends with lunch paired with an optional glass of wine (for a reasonable fee) and a typed set of recipes for you to take home. Bottles of wine are available for purchase. Coffee, tea and water are provided.

The Hands-on classes are limited to eight students and you must be 18 years or older. Call

800-654-2477 or 800-654-2477 for more information; COST: $55.

 

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 Todd Martin. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.

 

Saturday Night Concert on the Patio

Psalm 121 Discount Books & Gifts, 110 E. Main Street, Logan, 6 p.m.

Concert on the Patio featuring Suzie & Julie Moncrief and Nina Weaver. Concerts occur rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore/community room. Call 740-385-0056 for more information; FREE.

 

Christian Champions Fundraiser

Logan Nazarene Conference Center, 30682 Chieftain Drive, Logan, 6 p.m.

Persuaded, Sharon Hardman, Trinity and Family Heritage will be performing at the Logan Nazarene Conference Center. Refreshments will be available. Families welcome. Call 740-603-6508 for more information; COST: FREE with donations accepted.

 

Live Music at the Millstone

Millstone BBQ Restaurant, 12790 Grey Street, Logan, 6 – 9 p.m.

Puma Reveal will perform. Call 740-385-5341 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 to make a reservation; COST: $42 per canoe.

 

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. Meet at the livery at 7:00 p.m. and be sure to bring a flashlight.. Reservations required. Call 740-385-0523 for more information. COST: $40 per canoe for two people.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 28

Annual Tour of Homes

Fairfield Heritage Association, 105 E Wheeling St, Lancaster, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Explore historic and modern homes in downtown Lancaster with a tour that will inspire and delight. Call 740-654-9923 for more information; COST: $12.

 

21st Annual Open House

Hocking House, 29580 Big Pine Rd., Logan, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This is an annual event that 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 is on hand to show their creations. Refreshments are served. Call 740-385-4166 for more information; FREE.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1

Wine’d up Wednesday

Shaw’s Restaurant and Inn, 123 North Broad Street, Lancaster, Lunch and Dinner

The first Wednesday of every month we are offering our house wines at state minimum retail. Come on in for a midweek date night. By the bottle, only at lunch and dinner; dine-in only. Call 740-654-1842 for more information.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 2

Logan Town Center Monthly Meeting

Logan Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, 140 E. Main Street, Logan, 8 a.m.

Want to learn more about all the great things happening in Historic Downtown Logan?  Come to the monthly Logan Town Center meeting. The Logan Town Center Board and Members have been very busy — from parking and zoning to beautification and promotion, efforts are underway to preserve Historic Downtown Logan, attract customers to downtown businesses and spur economic development in Historic Downtown Logan. Visit www.logantowncenter.com for more information; FREE.

 

Hand-Feeding Hummingbirds

Lake Hope State Park Nature Center, State Route 278, McArthur, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants can attempt to hand-feed hummingbirds.  We provide the feeder, you provide the patience.  Call 740-596-3030 for more information; FREE.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 3

Athens Fabulous Fourth Celebration

East State Street, Athens, 10 a.m.- 11 p.m.

Head to Athens for a host of activities on East State Street, including free admission to the Athens City Pool with a food donation. Other activities include games, bouncy castles, and teen pool party, culminating with a 10 p.m. fireworks show.

 

Hand-Feeding Hummingbirds

Lake Hope State Park Nature Center, State Route 278, McArthur, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants can attempt to hand-feed hummingbirds.  We provide the feeder, you provide the patience.  Call 740-596-3030 for more information; FREE.

 

First Friday

Downtown Lancaster, 5 – 9 p.m.

Join us in Downtown Lancaster on the first Friday of every month for activities and live music in participating businesses. May’s theme for specials and events is “Celebrate Mothers”. Call 740-277-6607 for more information; FREE.

 

Casual Friday

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, 21190 State Route 374, Logan, 5:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Start your weekend with a special Bistro Menu featuring gourmet burgers, rustic pizzas and much more. We will also have live music from 6:30 to 9:30. The best part is that you don’t need a reservation. Call 800-653-2557 or 740-385-7489 for more information; FREE.

 

Music in the Park

Worthington Gazebo, Corner of Market and Main Sts., Logan, 7 p.m.

Mike Sigler & The Nashville North Band will be appearing tonight in the summer music series featuring 11 Friday night concerts at the gazebo in Logan’s Town Center. The series features a mix of country, bluegrass, classic rock and roll, Western swing and more. Food and beverages for sale in the park. Alcohol prohibited. Call 740-746-8233 for more information; FREE.

 

Full “MoonShine” Zipline Tours

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, 10714 Jackson Street, Rockbridge, 8 p.m.

Get acquainted with the night during the full moon with our “Moonshine” zipline 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 six ziplines and four skybridges. All needed equipment and lighting is provided, even some from Mother Nature herself tonight! Call 740-385-9477 for more information; COST: $79.

 

Live Music at the Millstone

Millstone BBQ Restaurant, 12790 Grey Street, Logan, 6 – 9 p.m.

Casey Redmond will perform. Call 740-385-5341 for more information; FREE

 

Friday Night Bandstand

Lancaster Bandstand, 111 East Main Street, Lancaster, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

On the schedule tonight is the Lancaster Community Band, performing the annual patriotic summer concert. Call 740-687-6651 for more information; FREE.

 

Athens Fireworks

East State Street, Athens, 10 p.m.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 4

Lancaster-Fairfield County 4th of July Celebration

Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

It’s a full day of activities to celebrate the 4th of July holiday. The action begins at 10 a.m. with the annual parade and float contest followed by amusement rides and arts and crafts from 12:30-10. Third Departure plays on the Midway Stage from 4-7 and the annual hot dog-eating contest takes place at 5. The evening culminates with a spectacular fireworks show at dusk.

 

Hand-Feeding Hummingbirds

Lake Hope State Park Nature Center, State Route 278, McArthur, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants can attempt to hand-feed hummingbirds.  We provide the feeder, you provide the patience.  Call 740-596-3030 for more information; FREE.

 

Inspire Ice Cream Social

The Bowen House, 196 Market St., Logan, 4 – 7:30 p.m.

Inspire Ice Cream Social featuring hand-dipped ice cream provided by Ralph and Sandy Ogle, homemade desserts and sandwiches. Entertainment is provided by the Hocking County Children’s Chorus and by the Jeff Crisler Trio. Call 740-385-0344 for more information; FREE with donations accepted.

 

Legion Sons Monthly Steak Fry

American Legion Post 78, 12845 State Route 664 S, Logan, 4 – 7 p.m.

The Legion Sons of American Legion Post 78 put on this great steak fry on the first Saturday of each month. Come join us for a good meal, with the proceeds helping our community & supporting two Legion baseball teams. Call 740-385-8811 for more information; COST: $11.

 

Live Music at the Millstone

Millstone BBQ Restaurant, 12790 Grey Street, Logan, 6 – 9 p.m.

Ben Davis Jr. & The Dirt Poor Troubadours will perform. Call 740-385-5341 for more information; FREE

 

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.

 

Nelsonville Thunder in the Valley Fireworks

Hocking College, Nelsonville, 10 p.m.

The Fourth of July is special time for everyone in this great country, and we all have different ways of celebrating this great holiday. “Thunder In The Valley”, the main event of the Athens County Fourth of July celebration, has become one of the premiere fireworks displays for Southeast Ohio. The show is choreographed to music and is set against the spectacular backdrop of the Hocking Hills.

 

A $4 shuttle is provided from the Nelsonville Depot by the Hocking Valley Railway.

 

Logan Fireworks

Hocking County Fairgrounds, Logan, 10 p.m.

 

Lancaster Fireworks

Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, 10 p.m.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 5

Open Gardens and Workshops

Bishop Educational Gardens, 13200 Little Cola Road, Rockbridge, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Come stroll through the gardens, take pictures without a crowd and attend several workshops. No vendors. Visit http://www.lilyfest.com/ for a more detailed workshop schedule.

 

Hand-Feeding Hummingbirds

Lake Hope State Park Nature Center, State Route 278, McArthur, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants can attempt to hand-feed hummingbirds.  We provide the feeder, you provide the patience.  Call 740-596-3030 for more information; FREE.