Upcoming Events In Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills Events

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
 
Jackson County Apple Festival
Main Street, Jackson, 10:30 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.
 
Genealogy Help at the Library
Logan-Hocking County District Library, 230 E. Main St., Logan, 6 – 7 p.m.
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.
 
Wine & Canvas
The Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Rd., Logan, 6 – 9 p.m.
A little nervous to paint? Don’t be! No talent or experience is necessary. Our talented instructors will guide you step-by-step! You will be amazed at your very own work of ART! Relax, have a glass of wine and paint. Register at wineandcanvas.com, choose the Zanesville location and key in this coupon code: ZNV5. All supplies will be waiting for you at Hocking Hills Winery. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; COST: $35 with code ZNV5.
 
Hocking County Historical Society Monthly Meeting
Hocking County Historical Society, 64 N. Culver St., Logan, 7 p.m.
Join us for the Hocking County Historical Society monthly meeting. The guest speaker is Kay Wilson, who will talk about death certificates. Arrive early to see museum exhibits. The meeting is open to anyone. For more information, call 740-385-6026; FREE.
 
 
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
 
Friday Morning “PAWS” Walk
Ash Cave Parking Lot, Hocking Hills State Park, St. Rt. 56, Logan, 10 a.m.
Bring along your best-behaved pup for a quiet stroll back to Ash Cave. As we stroll, we will take a close look at the Ash Cave area from your dog’s perspective. All dogs are welcome as long as they are well behaved and canine social. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.
 
Jackson County Apple Festival
Main Street, Jackson, 12 noon – 11 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.
 
Nelsonville Final Friday
Public Square, Nelsonville, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Celebrate Final Friday with displays of various “SquareCrows”. Made by local artists, they are funny, scary and entertaining for the whole family all at the same time. They will be on display outside the shops of the Historic Square Arts District throughout October. Call 740-753-1011 for more information; FREE.
 
Starbrick Clay National Cup Show Opening Night
Starbrick Gallery, 21 W. Columbus Street, Nelsonville, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
As part of Final Fridays, it is opening night for Starbrick’s National Cup Show. Contemporary ceramic cups, mugs, goblets, teacups and tumblers will all be on display. The show continues to October 26 under normal gallery hours. 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.
 
Beaver Hypothesis Talk with Appalachian Ohio Alliance
Folsom and Fry Farm, 5959 Lambert Road, Orient, 5:45 – 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a fun and interesting two-part event, although each stands on its own. Friday evening features a pizza dinner while we hear about the “Beaver Hypothesis” from Dick Tuttle. A long -time birder, Dick will share information on the historic role beavers played in shaping habitats for many species of birds, animals and plants, some of which have become increasingly rare due to the virtual elimination of beaver in Ohio.
 
Saturday’s portion includes a swamp tour of beaver habitats. Call 740-817-1759 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.
 
 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
 
Fee Waiver Day, Wayne National Forest
Wayne National Forest, Athens and Hocking Counties, All Day
In observance of National Public Lands Day, the Forest is offering a recreation fee waiver for this day. This means that no fees would be charged at the following Wayne National Forest recreation sites:  Burr Oak Cove Campground, Stone Church Horse Camp, and Lake Vesuvius’ Big Bend Beach.  Additionally, trail permits would not be required to ride any all-terrain vehicle (ATV), off-highway motorcycle (OHM), mountain bike, and horse trails.
 
The 241,000 acre Wayne National Forest offers a variety of recreation opportunities, including camping, picnicking, fishing, hunting, nature viewing, canoeing, and much more. For more information, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/wayne.
 
Jackson County Apple Festival
Main Street, Jackson, 7 a.m. – 11 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.
 
35th Annual Hocking River Clean-Up
Hocking Hills Adventures, 31251 Chieftain Drive, Logan, 8 a.m.
Join your friends on the river to help preserve the Hocking’s natural beauty at this 35th annual event. Everything is provided, from canoes to trash bags, including a BBQ afterward. Call 740-385-8685 for more information; FREE.
 
Miles For Meals Poker Run
Southeast Ohio Foodbank and Kitchen, 1005 CIC Drive, Logan, 9 a.m. registration, out 10 – 11 a.m.
Ride 100 miles as we try to provide 100,000 meals. $500 1st place prize, music, auction and 50/50 drawing. Stops include Lake Hope Lodge, Burr Oak Conference Center & Lodge and JimBo’s. End location is at the Millstone BBQ by 4 p.m. Call 740-385-6813 for more information; COST: $15.00/person or $25.00/pair.
 
Conkle’s Creep
Conkle’s Hollow parking area, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 374 & Big Pine Road, Logan, 10 a.m.
Conkle’s Hollow state nature preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills. Join the naturalist in the parking area for a short hike to find out why. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE
 
Hocking Hills Artists & Craftsmen Annual Fall Show
Hocking Hills State Park Dining Lodge, 20160 State Route 664 South, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Annual art show featuring the best of Hocking Hills artists and crafters. All handcrafted items. Call 740-385-8245 for more information.
 
Cackley Swamp Preserve Tour with Appalachian Ohio Alliance
728 Harmon Rd, Oak Hill, 12 noon – 3 p.m.
Our two-event program on beavers continues with a hike through AOA’s fabulous Cackley Swamp Preserve in Jackson County. The core portion of an expansive wetland system, Cackley is a rare Teays River system remnant wetland. Beaver have been very active in the wetland and have built a nice dam structure and lodges in the bottomlands, while Cackley also provides valuable habitat for waterfowl as well as many migratory and nesting bird species.
 
This event builds on Friday night’s discussion, but is independent if you missed that. Beaver enthusiast Dick Tuttle and Mark Dilley of MAD Scientist Associates will lead the hike, sharing information about Cackley wetland systems and characteristics. The walk is about 3 miles, most all on improved surfaces. Feel free to bring a sack lunch, snacks and drinks. We will eat before starting the walk. Call 740-817-1759 for more information; FREE.
 
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. Junebug & Catfish 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 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.
 
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 “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.
 
Todd Snider Concert
Stuart”s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 8 p.m.
Stuart’s is excited to announce the return of one of our favorite performers from over the years — singer, songwriter and storyteller Todd Snider! Rolling Stone calls Todd Snider “America’s Sharpest Storyteller” and we’d be hard pressed to disagree. After a dozen (or 14 depending on your count) albums and a few decades playing his songs all over the place, Snider continues to win over new fans with his wit, storytelling, and live performances including folks like Kris Kristofferson and John Prin. Elizabeth Cook will open the show, too! Call 740-753-1924 for more information or to purchase tickets; COST: $22 – $37.
 
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
 
Hocking Hills Artists & Craftsmen Annual Fall Show
Hocking Hills State Park Dining Lodge, 20160 State Route 664 South, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Annual art show featuring the best of Hocking Hills artists and crafters. All handcrafted items. Call 740-385-8245 for more information.
 
Senior Chorus Fall Concert
Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 South Spring Street, Logan, 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy the sweet harmonies of the Scenic Hills Senior Chorus as it presents its annual fall concert titled Hit the Road. Group numbers, solos and duets plus sing-a-longs. Enjoy songs such as Georgia, New York, New York, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Meet Me in St. Louis, King of the Road, Lonesome Road and many more. Reception following concert. Everyone welcome! Call 740-385-6581 for more information; FREE.
 
 
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
 
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.
 
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.
 
The Wood Brothers Concert
Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Stuart’s welcomes The Wood Brothers to Nelsonville! A stalwart on the Americana scene, The Wood Brothers spend most of their nights singing to strangers, something they’ve become addicted to – not for attention it draws but rather for the connection they feel with their audiences. And it’s this desire for human connection that shapes the songs on their new album Paradise, out October 2. Gill Landry will open the show! Any remaining tickets will be available the night of the show. Call 740-753-1924 for information or to purchase tickets. COST: $20 – $35.
 
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1
 
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.
 
Fall Foliage Train Rides
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, 33 Canal St. Nelsonville, 12 noon – 2:30 p.m.
Take in the autumn views of the Hocking Valley by train with special Thursday and Friday itineraries.  Hear about Hocking Valley history as you pass the remains of industries, canal locks and other historic landmarks. The trip covers 22 miles roundtrip and stops for 30 minutes at a pioneer log village (Robbins Crossing) before returning to the depot. Call 800-967-7834 and leave a message; COST:
Adult $17; Senior (60+) $15; Child (3-12) $12.
 
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2
 
Fall Foliage Train Rides
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, 33 Canal St. Nelsonville, 12 noon – 2:30 p.m.
Take in the autumn views of the Hocking Valley by train with special Thursday and Friday itineraries.  Hear about Hocking Valley history as you pass the remains of industries, canal locks and other historic landmarks. The trip covers 22 miles roundtrip and stops for 30 minutes at a pioneer log village (Robbins Crossing) before returning to the depot. Call 800-967-7834 and leave a message; COST:
Adult $17; Senior (60+) $15; Child (3-12) $12.
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. October’s theme for specials and events is “Paint the Town”. For our open-air painting event, local artists will set-up their easels, paints and blank canvas’ in front of and around the more than fifteen downtown restaurants, shops and museums. Complete details at DestinationDowntownLancaster.com. If you would like to paint please contact Leslee Hanson at leslee@destinationdowntownlancaster.com. 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.
 
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3
 
Prairie Walk and Native Seed Collection with Appalachia Ohio Alliance
Battelle Darby Metro Park, 1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway, 12 noon – 3 p.m.
Visit one of Columbus Metro Parks restored prairies and help collect native plant seed to be used to help establish prairies on AOA properties. Please come prepared and dress appropriately for the weather and walking through mature grasslands. Long pants and sleeves are recommended. Bring work gloves, water and a sack lunch or snacks. NOTE:  Weather conditions may require a change of date for this event. Call 614-265-6419 for more information; FREE.
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. COST: $11. Call 740-385-8811 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. Steve Zarate performs 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 Brad Fuller. 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.
 
Haunted Mountain Unveiled!
Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheater, 5948 Marietta Road, Chillicothe, 7 p.m.
Join us as we unveil Southern Ohio’s newest haunted attraction…Haunted Mountain! Your ticket includes heavy hous d’ourves, wine and beer, soft drinks, your ticket to the haunt, Zombie Laser Tag, live music by Fewxion and more!! All proceeds benefit The Scioto Society, The Pumphouse Center For the Arts, The Majestic Theatre and Chillicothe Civic Theatre. Call 740-775-4100 for more information; COST: $35.