Upcoming Events In Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills Events

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
 
Wellston Coal Festival
Main Street, Wellston, 11 a.m.
The Wellston Coal Festival is held on the downtown streets to celebrate Wellston’s rich coal mining heritage. Events include a karaoke contest, coal miner olympics, parades on Wednesday and Saturday, baby and toddler contests, car and motorcycle show, pet show, line dancing and free entertainment nightly. Come enjoy rides, games, great food and down-home hospitality. Call 740-384-5141 for more information; FREE.
 
Ridgetops & Hollers
Ash Cave parking lot, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 56, Logan, 10 a.m.
Ever wonder about the difference between a ridgetop and a ‘holler’?  Join the naturalist at the Ash Cave parking area to find out. Call 740-385-6841 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.
 
Open Easel Friday
AOG Gallery & Studio, 120 East Main St., Lancaster, 6 – 9 p.m.
Join us every second and fourth Friday for open easel. Limit 10 people. Call 740-785-0867 to make a reservation or for more information; COST: $10 with own supplies, $15 supplies included.
 
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 Reid Coleman. 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, SEPTEMBER 12
 
Wellston Coal Festival
Main Street, Wellston, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
The Wellston Coal Festival is held on the downtown streets to celebrate Wellston’s rich coal mining heritage. Events include a karaoke contest, coal miner olympics, parades on Wednesday and Saturday, baby and toddler contests, car and motorcycle show, pet show, line dancing and free entertainment nightly. Come enjoy rides, games, great food and down-home hospitality. Call 740-384-5141 for more information; FREE.
 
Scenic Hills Senior Center’s Pancake Breakfast
Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S. Spring Street, Logan, 8 – 11 a.m.
On the second Saturday of the month, enjoy a Pancake Breakfast with the Scenic Hills Senior Center. 
Menu: Pancakes, eggs & sausage or sausage gravy biscuits, eggs & hash browns. COST: $6
 
Lancaster Handmade Market
Corner of Broad and Main Streets, Lancaster, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join us under the trees on the second Saturday of the each month for our Handmade Market of locally made Arts & Crafts. We meet at the corner of Broad and Main in downtown Lancaster. Call 740-438-8897 for more information.
 
Little Cities ‘Labor’s Crossroads’ Tour
Meet at Olde Dutch Restaurant, 12791 State Route 664 South, Logan, 9 a.m.
The role of Ohio coal miners in the nation’s early labor movement will come to life as the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council hosts a day-long guided tour that travels the path of early labor pioneers from the canal and railroad eras. Led by interpretive guides, the tour will explore the history of immigrant laborers, hungry for change, who settled the coal camps and fought for power over their own lives.  Visitors will experience firsthand the sights and sounds of what quickly came to be known as the ‘Little Cities of Black Diamonds’. The tour begins and ends in Logan  and includes transportation and two meals. The tour will be led by Cheryl Blosser, local historian and Certified Interpretive Guide with the National Association of Interpreters, and Jeff Wunderly, AmeriCorps Member and Certified Interpretive Guide. The tour includes van transportation, snacks and lunch during the tour and a hearty dinner at the Olde Dutch restaurant in Logan to cap off the day. Call 740-394-3011 for more information; COST: $95.
 
Scalawags & Renegades
Shelter House at Rock House, Hocking Hills State Park, St. Rt. 374 near St. Rt. 180, Logan, 10 a.m.
The Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters. Meet at the Shelter House at the Rock House to hike and explore our local history. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.
 
“Celebrate History’ Brunch with The Hocking County Historical Society
Olde Dutch Restaurant, 12791 State Route 664 South, Logan, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Hocking County Historical Society will be hosting “Celebrate History”, a special fundraising brunch. This social event will include a special historical tribute to Logan Clay, celebrating 125 years in business. Also planned is a silent auction and a delicious brunch menu (including complimentary adult beverages). For more information, call the museum at 740-385-6026; COST: $25 advance, $30 at the door for a single, $45 advance, $55 at the door for a couple.
 
American Legion Baked Steak Dinner
American Legion Post 78, 12845 State Route 664 S, Logan, 4 – 7 p.m.
The Auxiliary of American Legion Post 78 puts on this delicious baked steak dinner on the 2nd 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: $7.
 
Sweet Second Saturday
The Ridge Inn Restaurant, 16178 Pike St., Laurelville, 5 – 8 p.m.
On the second Saturday of each month, we dress up the dining room and have live music & great dinner specials. You can even bring a bottle of wine, if you like. Come join us for a great Saturday night out! Reservations appreciated, but not required. Call 740-332-0300 for more information.
 
Live Music at RockSide Winery
Rockside Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark NE Rd, Lancaster, 5 – 8 p.m.
Join us for a wide variety of entertainment from musicians across the state of Ohio. There is never a cover charge, no reservations required and wine is available by the taste, glass, and bottle. This week we are joined by the fantastic talent that is Dr. Dan, the One Man Band. Outside food is allowed if you would prefer to bring your own picnic or order in pizza from one of the fantastic local pizzerias. Call 740-687-4414 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 Peter Conrad. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.
 
New Moon Glow Float
Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, 12789 State Route 664 South, Logan, 7 – 11 p.m.
Glow sticks will light your way down the river, with a bonfire & music to enjoy afterwards. Reservations required. Call 740-385-0523 for more information. COST: $40 per canoe for two people.
 
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
 
Second Sunday Beadmaking
Ohio Glass Museum, 124 W. Main Street, Lancaster, 1 – 4 p.m.
Watch engaging demos, or choose to try it yourself! Join us on a new monthly creative adventure!  Theresa Cress-Sharp will be narrating and performing live glass beadmaking demonstrations as part of your OGM tour on the Second Sunday of each month.  You’ll see rods of beautifully colored glass become molten and shaped into intricate beads! Call 740-687-0101 for more information; COST: $20.
 
Corvette Gathering
Downtown Lancaster, Main Street, Lancaster, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Come to downtown Lancaster for Ohio’s largest all-Corvette show! The streets of downtown are closed to traffic and lined with hundreds of corvettes. Downtown shops & restaurants will be open. Plan your day in downtown Lancaster!  National & local Corvette vendors, silent auction, multiple 50/50 drawings and Stan the Man at The DJ Turntables are all part of the fun. Call 740-277-6607 for more information; FREE.
 
 
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
 
Hocking County Fair
Hocking County Fairgrounds, Homer Road off Front Street, Logan, hours vary by day
Enjoy entertainment and fun for the whole family. Packed with new and favorite events for the 2014 season — truck & tractor pulls, gospel music, animal shows, entertainment by Buffo the Clown, demolition derbies, moto-cross and Tough Track competition. Weekly gate passes available. Free parking. Complete schedule at www.hockingcountyfair.com. Call 740-385-6704 for more information; COST: $7 includes rides
 
Terekaft Concert
Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Sponsored in part by the Ohio University Performing Arts and Concert Series, Stuart’s welcomes Terakaft, pioneers of desert rock from Mali! The stark, harsh conditions of the desert have permeated their wild riffs, and as a result they are the perfect embodiment of all that is wild and free in desert blues today. Call 740-753-1924 for more information; COST:$15-$20 reserved seating.
 
Book Club at the Library
Logan-Hocking County District Library, 230 E. Main Street, Logan, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Book Club meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. Call 740-385-2348 for more information; FREE.
 
 
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
 
Hocking County Fair
Hocking County Fairgrounds, Homer Road off Front Street, Logan, hours vary by day
Enjoy entertainment and fun for the whole family. Packed with new and favorite events for the 2014 season — truck & tractor pulls, gospel music, animal shows, entertainment by Buffo the Clown, demolition derbies, moto-cross and Tough Track competition. Weekly gate passes available. Free parking. Complete schedule at www.hockingcountyfair.com. Call 740-385-6704 for more information; COST: $7 includes rides
 
Jackson County Apple Festival
Main Street, Jackson, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Come to Jackson to experience all things APPLE. Bags of Apples, Jugs of Cider and Apple Butter made on the midway set the scene. Homemade apple butter, apple pies and candy apples are featured. The final parade is Saturday at 7:45 p.m. It’s a street fair with rides, displays, games, contests, food and free entertainment. Items of interest: car show, quilt show, band competition, sporting events and crafts show. Call 740-286-1339 for more information; FREE.
 
 
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
 
Hocking County Fair
Hocking County Fairgrounds, Homer Road off Front Street, Logan, hours vary by day
Enjoy entertainment and fun for the whole family. Packed with new and favorite events for the 2014 season — truck & tractor pulls, gospel music, animal shows, entertainment by Buffo the Clown, demolition derbies, moto-cross and Tough Track competition. Weekly gate passes available. Free parking. Complete schedule at www.hockingcountyfair.com. Call 740-385-6704 for more information; COST: $7 includes rides
 
Jackson County Apple Festival
Main Street, Jackson, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Come to Jackson to experience all things APPLE. Bags of Apples, Jugs of Cider and Apple Butter made on the midway set the scene. Homemade apple butter, apple pies and candy apples are featured. The final parade is Saturday at 7:45 p.m. It’s a street fair with rides, displays, games, contests, food and free entertainment. Items of interest: car show, quilt show, band competition, sporting events and crafts show. Call 740-286-1339 for more information; FREE.
 
The Songwriter Story Time
The Bowen House, 196 N. Market St, Logan, 7 p.m.
The Songwriter Story Time, hosted by Jeremy Gibson & Jesse Russell, takes place monthly on every third Wednesday. The featured guest artists for April are Jared Bartow and Ben Davis, Jr. This event gives songwriters an opportunity to perform & tell their story, while those who appreciate original music sit back & enjoy the show. Call 740-385-0344 for more information. FREE.
 
 
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
 
Hocking County Fair
Hocking County Fairgrounds, Homer Road off Front Street, Logan, hours vary by day
Enjoy entertainment and fun for the whole family. Packed with new and favorite events for the 2014 season — truck & tractor pulls, gospel music, animal shows, entertainment by Buffo the Clown, demolition derbies, moto-cross and Tough Track competition. Weekly gate passes available. Free parking. Complete schedule at www.hockingcountyfair.com. Call 740-385-6704 for more information; COST: $7 includes rides
Jackson County Apple Festival
Main Street, Jackson, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Come to Jackson to experience all things APPLE. Bags of Apples, Jugs of Cider and Apple Butter made on the midway set the scene. Homemade apple butter, apple pies and candy apples are featured. The final parade is Saturday at 7:45 p.m. It’s a street fair with rides, displays, games, contests, food and free entertainment. Items of interest: car show, quilt show, band competition, sporting events and crafts show. Call 740-286-1339 for more information; FREE.
 
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.
 
 
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
 
Hocking County Fair
Hocking County Fairgrounds, Homer Road off Front Street, Logan, hours vary by day
Enjoy entertainment and fun for the whole family. Packed with new and favorite events for the 2014 season — truck & tractor pulls, gospel music, animal shows, entertainment by Buffo the Clown, demolition derbies, moto-cross and Tough Track competition. Weekly gate passes available. Free parking. Complete schedule at www.hockingcountyfair.com. Call 740-385-6704 for more information; COST: $7 includes rides
 
Jackson County Apple Festival
Main Street, Jackson, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Come to Jackson to experience all things APPLE. Bags of Apples, Jugs of Cider and Apple Butter made on the midway set the scene. Homemade apple butter, apple pies and candy apples are featured. The final parade is Saturday at 7:45 p.m. It’s a street fair with rides, displays, games, contests, food and free entertainment. Items of interest: car show, quilt show, band competition, sporting events and crafts show. Call 740-286-1339 for more information; FREE.
 
Ridgetops & Hollers
Ash Cave parking lot, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 56, Logan, 10 a.m.
Ever wonder about the difference between a ridgetop and a ‘holler’?  Join the naturalist at the Ash Cave parking area to find out. Call 740-385-6841 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 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 Fat & Sassy with 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.
 
 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
 
Hocking County Fair
Hocking County Fairgrounds, Homer Road off Front Street, Logan, hours vary by day
Enjoy entertainment and fun for the whole family. Packed with new and favorite events for the 2014 season — truck & tractor pulls, gospel music, animal shows, entertainment by Buffo the Clown, demolition derbies, moto-cross and Tough Track competition. Weekly gate passes available. Free parking. Complete schedule at www.hockingcountyfair.com. Call 740-385-6704 for more information; COST: $7 includes rides
 
Hocking Hills Indian Run
Hocking Hills State Park, 20160 St. Rt. 664 South, Logan, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
5K, 10K, 20K, 40K and 60K races beginning at the Hocking Hills State Park Dining Lodge, with the trail winding through vast wooded areas of the State Park and Hocking State Forest, crossing streams, deep gorges, shimmering waterfalls, lush forests and country roads, leading uphill and down. 60k begins at 7 a.m., followed by the 40k at 8 a.m.; other races have individual starts between 9 and 11 a.m. Call 740-385-2750 for more information; COST: $35
 
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.
 
Cooking School at Shaw’s — Beefalicious
Shaw’s Restaurant, 123 North Broad Street, Lancaster, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join us as we master different cooking methods for the king of protein. Meat expert Tim Craine from Gordon Food Service will join us to talk about the different cuts of beef and their uses. Salt-crusted roasted beef tenderloin with rosemary aioli, beer-braised beef brisket with stone-ground creamy grits, house-cured beef bresaola with capers and shaved parmesan. Bring a friend & receive 1/2 off one class tuition! Call 800-654-2477 for more information; COST: $55.
Jackson County Apple Festival
Main Street, Jackson, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Come to Jackson to experience all things APPLE. Bags of Apples, Jugs of Cider and Apple Butter made on the midway set the scene. Homemade apple butter, apple pies and candy apples are featured. The final parade is Saturday at 7:45 p.m. It’s a street fair with rides, displays, games, contests, food and free entertainment. Items of interest: car show, quilt show, band competition, sporting events and crafts show. Call 740-286-1339 for more information; FREE.
 
Contemporary Ceramics Fall Exhibition Opening
The Dairy Barn, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens, 5 – 8 p.m.
The opening of a national exhibition of artists working in clay, curated by Brad Schwieger and Chuck McWeeny. Exhibit runs through Nov. 22 during regular museum hours (closed Mondays). Call 740-592-4981 for more information.
 
Live Music at Shade Winery
Shade Winery, 401 Gilkey Ridge Road, Shade, 5 – 8 p.m.
Enjoy live music as you taste various local wines. Emerson & Seeder perform on stage. Call 740-696-1323 for more information; FREE.
 
Live Music at RockSide Winery
Rockside Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark NE Rd, Lancaster, 5 – 8 p.m.
Join us for a wide variety of entertainment from musicians across the state of Ohio. There is never a cover charge, no reservations required and wine is available by the taste, glass, and bottle. This week we are joined by the Loverduck Acoustic Duo. Outside food is allowed if you would prefer to bring your own picnic or order in pizza from one of the fantastic local pizzerias. Call 740-687-4414 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 Kevin Ashba. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Call 740-385-7117 for more information; FREE.