Upcoming Events In Hocking Hills

Fall Events

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29
 
Fall Foliage Train Rides
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, 33 Canal St. Nelsonville, 1 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.
 
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.
 
Concert at the Library
Logan-Hocking County District Library, 230 E. Main St., Logan, 6 p.m
Kelby Primmer, Logan-Hocking High School student, will be performing with his guitar for our library patrons.
 
Wine ‘n’ Treat
The Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Rd., Logan, 6 – 9 p.m.
Join the Hocking Hills Winery for Wine ‘n’ Treats with “Halloween Spooky Treats” starting Thursday and continuing through Saturday. Choose from these two spooky specials: Glass of Wine and a Wren Valley Truffle for $7 or Bottle of Wine and a Gourmet Caramel Apple for $20. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music.  Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30
 
Fall Foliage Train Rides
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, 33 Canal St. Nelsonville, 1 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.
 
Nelsonville Final Friday
Public Square, Nelsonville, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Celebrate Final Friday by being your desired alter-ego and visit your favorite “haunts”. Our annual costume contest takes place in the Historic Square Arts District.. Call 740-753-1011 for more information; FREE.
 
Then and Now: 14 Years at Starbrick Opening Night
Starbrick Gallery, 21 W. Columbus Street, Nelsonville, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Celebrate 14 years with the artists of Starbrick. Each artist will rework a piece form their past and display the two together! The show continues to November 22 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.
Wine ‘n’ Treat
The Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Rd., Logan, 6 – 9 p.m.
Join the Hocking Hills Winery for Wine ‘n’ Treats with “Halloween Spooky Treats” starting Thursday and continuing through Saturday. Choose from these two spooky specials: Glass of Wine and a Wren Valley Truffle for $7 or Bottle of Wine and a Gourmet Caramel Apple for $20. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Fat and Sassy: Gary Wisor performs his music. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; FREE.
 
Haunted Mountain Tours
Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheater, 5948 Marietta Road, Chillicothe, 7 p.m.
Southern Ohio’s newest haunted attraction: The Most Haunted Mountain In Ohio is depicted on the state’s Great Seal.  Take a look at it….off to the left, behind the bundle of arrows. Join us for this frightening tour of the OTHER side of the seal and find out why all the hidden messages, what they mean and what happens when the sun goes down! Tour begins after sunset.
 
Zombie Laser Tag is available for an additional $10 after you conquer the woods.  Then…take a deep breath and go back in again…if you dare! Call 740-775-4100 for more information; COST: $12.
 
 
Poe on the Radio
Logan Theatre Group, 48 West Main Street, Logan, 7:30 p.m.
Poe on the Radio by The Logan Theatre Group contains six spine-tingling tales adapted from Edgar Allan Poe for production as staged readings. The stories are: Never Bet the Devil Your Head, The Cask of Amontillado, Ligeia, The Masque of the Red Death, The Facts in the Case of M and The Tell-Tale Heart. At the end of the performance, there will be refreshments and a costume contest. Call 740-583-9475 for more information; COST: $10.
 
Haunts in Hocking Hills
R Adventure Park, 15155 Sauerkraut Road, Logan, 8 – 11 p.m.
Haunts in Hocking Hills featuring not just one, not two, but rather THREE haunted attractions to choose from! Our haunted hiking trail, Kryptic Kreek, is for our more extreme thrill seekers. Ride the Dead Trails and battle zombies with only a paintball gun and your team to help you survive. The hillbilly wagon allows family and friends to take on hordes of zombies, spooks and chainsaw wielding maniacs! This ride is great for all ages and is a fun and exciting alternative to the classic haunted hay ride! While you’re here be sure to take a tour on up to the Hangmen’s Hollows on our High Ropes Family Obstacle Course, the world’s largest family ropes course and the first haunted attraction of its kind! Walk on up through the old western graveyard and up to see what terrifying creatures lurk in the treetops! Your guide will lead you safely through any obstacles you may encounter, but watch your step if you want to avoid the hangman or any of his accomplices who might be sculking around. Call 866-985-1202 for more information; COST: Kryptic Kreek $12, Dead Trails $20 and Family Obstacle Course $25.

 

Fright Night
Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 6 p.m.
In addition to a new art opening from Athens artist Emily Beveridge, Stuart’s will host a night of spooky and scary activities! Join us for a Halloween Party with face painting, mask making, bobbing for apples, and tarot card readings from Horus Moonshine. At 6:30, Ken Bowald will lead a guided walk to the historic Fort Street Cemetery with ghost stories and more. From 7 -9,  the Stuart’s stage will be taken over by a costume contest, complete with several categories, judges, and big cash prizes, followed by an hour of Ghost Stories in the Opera House. To finish the night off right, we host a screening of the classic thriller The Shining at 10! For more information, call 740-753-1924 or visit www.stuartsoperahouse.org; FREE.
 
 
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
 
ROAR Day (Rural Ohio Appalachia Revisited)
Lake Hope State Park, 27331 St. Rt. 278, McArthur, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
ROAR Day will feature a wide variety of local crafters demonstrating their skills. Guests can expect to see pottery being turned, wool spun into soft yarn, and artistic drawings on slate. Visitors also can enjoy the sound of local musicians as they play tunes from long ago.
 
Vendors will set up throughout the park, including the old one-room Hope School House, shelter house in the main area, as well as at the beautiful new Lake Hope Dining Lodge. The park’s nature center will be hosting events for the younger crowd. Kids are encouraged to participate in a “nature-themed” costume contest, decorate pumpkins or join the fun of jumping into a pile of straw to find hidden treasures. Call 740-596-3030 for more information; FREE.
 
Hocking Halloween Campout 2015
Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 664 South, Logan, 11 a.m. – overnight
Pick up a Halloween Scavenger Hunt at any of the events and test your skills. 11 a.m. – 12 noon: Pumpkin decorating at the Old Man’s cave shelter house for children 12 & under. Adult supervision required. 1 – 4 p.m.: Hayrides through the campground. Starts at main showerhouse. This is your chance to see all of the decorated campsites and tell us your favorite. Best Decorated Campsite award will be given right after Trick-or-Treat! 6 p.m.: Costume parade at the amphitheater. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Trick or Treat in the campground. Vehicle traffic will be stopped for one hour only. For registered campers. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE
 
Wine ‘n’ Treat
The Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Rd., Logan, 6 – 9 p.m.
Join the Hocking Hills Winery for Wine ‘n’ Treats with “Halloween Spooky Treats” starting Thursday and continuing through Saturday. Choose from these two spooky specials: Glass of Wine and a Wren Valley Truffle for $7 or Bottle of Wine and a Gourmet Caramel Apple for $20. Enjoy live music with 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.
 
 
Poe on the Radio
Logan Theatre Group, 48 West Main Street, Logan, 7:30 p.m.
Poe on the Radio by The Logan Theatre Group contains six spine-tingling tales adapted from Edgar Allan Poe for production as staged readings. The stories are: Never Bet the Devil Your Head, The Cask of Amontillado, Ligeia, The Masque of the Red Death, The Facts in the Case of M and The Tell-Tale Heart. At the end of the performance, there will be refreshments and a costume contest. Call 740-583-9475 for more information; COST: $10.
 
Kid-Friendly Haunted House & Halloween Crafts at the Bowen House
The Bowen House, 196 N. Market St, Logan, 2 – 6 p.m.
Ghost stories, freaky snacks, and a Mad Scientist Lab. Costumes encourage! Reservations are not required, but appreciated. Call 740-385-0344 for more information; COST: $5 donation suggested per child.
 
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 Steve Lilly. 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.
 
Halloween on the Hocking
Family Fun Center, 22663 Main Street, Rockbridge, 6 p.m.
Haunted houses can be scary and corn mazes can be fun, but nothing compares to Halloween on the Hocking! On the river there is no place to hide from whoever is lurking behind the bend. The few that survive can further test their bravery on the haunted hayride through the campground… if they dare! Call 740-385-8685 to make a reservation or for more information; COST: $42 per canoe.
 
Fall Family Sing
Logan Conference Center, 30682 Chieftain Drive, Logan, 7 p.m.
Persuaded, The Spencer’s Reunion and Jimmy Howson will be performing.
Sponsors: Logan Nazarene Church, First Church of Christ, Antioch Alliance Church, Pastor Betty Brooks, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Union Furnace UMC and Kline Memorial UMC. Free bag of candy for all the kids attending. Call 740-603-6562 for more information; FREE.
 
Haunted Mountain Tours
Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheater, 5948 Marietta Road, Chillicothe, 7 p.m.
Southern Ohio’s newest haunted attraction: The Most Haunted Mountain In Ohio is depicted on the state’s Great Seal.  Take a look at it….off to the left, behind the bundle of arrows. Join us for this frightening tour of the OTHER side of the seal and find out why all the hidden messages, what they mean and what happens when the sun goes down! Tour begins after sunset.
 
Zombie Laser Tag is available for an additional $10 after you conquer the woods.  Then…take a deep breath and go back in again…if you dare! Call 740-775-4100 for more information; COST: $12.
 
Haunts in Hocking Hills
R Adventure Park, 15155 Sauerkraut Road, Logan, 8 – 11 p.m.
Haunts in Hocking Hills featuring not just one, not two, but rather THREE haunted attractions to choose from! Our haunted hiking trail, Kryptic Kreek, is for our more extreme thrill seekers. Ride the Dead Trails and battle zombies with only a paintball gun and your team to help you survive. The hillbilly wagon allows family and friends to take on hordes of zombies, spooks and chainsaw wielding maniacs! This ride is great for all ages and is an exciting alternative to the classic haunted hay ride! While you’re here be sure to take a tour up to the Hangmen’s Hollows on our High Ropes Family Obstacle Course, the world’s largest family ropes course and the first haunted attraction of its kind! Walk up through the old western graveyard and see what terrifying creatures lurk in the treetops! Your guide will lead you safely through any obstacles you may encounter, but watch your step if you want to avoid the hangman or any of his accomplices who might be sculking around. Call 866-985-1202 for more information; COST: Kryptic Kreek $12, Dead Trails $20 and Family Obstacle Course $25.
 
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1
 
Early Ohio Crafts Sunday Series – Ribbon Weaving Sachets
Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, 145 E. Main St., Lancaster, 1 p.m.
The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio is presenting presents its Early Ohio Crafts Sunday Series. Today’s presentation is on Ribbon Weaving Sachets, where you can make a small sachet with Mary Goss. Class starts at 1 p.m., while the Center is open on Sundays from 1 – 4 p.m. Call 740-681-1423 for more information; COST: $15 ($10 for members).
 
Curator’s Talk – Early Visions of Ohio
Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, 145 E. Main St., Lancaster, 1 p.m.
Mr. Busta-Peck is the curator for the current exhibition, Early Visions of Ohio.  He is a graduate of Hiram College with a B.A. in studio art and Kent State University, M.A. MLIS. He is employed at the Langston Huhges Branch of the Cleveland Public Library. Discussion starts at 2 p.m., while the Center is open on Sundays from 1 – 4 p.m. Call 740-681-1423 for more information; COST: $8 ($5 for members).
 
Kid-Friendly Haunted House & Halloween Crafts at the Bowen House
The Bowen House, 196 N. Market St, Logan, 2 – 6 p.m.
Ghost stories, freaky snacks, and a Mad Scientist Lab. Costumes encourage! Reservations are not required, but appreciated. Call 740-385-0344 for more information; COST: $5 donation suggested per child.
 
 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2
 
Kid-Friendly Haunted House & Halloween Crafts at the Bowen House
The Bowen House, 196 N. Market St, Logan, 2 – 6 p.m.
Ghost stories, freaky snacks, and a Mad Scientist Lab. Costumes encourage! Reservations are not required, but appreciated. Call 740-385-0344 for more information; COST: $5 donation suggested per child.
 
Game Night at the Library
Logan-Hocking County District Library, 230 E. Main Street, Logan, 5 – 7 p.m.
Enjoy game night the first Monday of every month. Monopoly, Battleship, Candy Land, Uno, Boggle, Cards, Chess, Checkers! Pick a spot and play! Call 740-385-2348 for more information; FREE.
 
 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3
 
Kid-Friendly Haunted House & Halloween Crafts at the Bowen House
The Bowen House, 196 N. Market St, Logan, 2 – 6 p.m.
Ghost stories, freaky snacks, and a Mad Scientist Lab. Costumes encourage! Reservations are not required, but appreciated. Call 740-385-0344 for more information; COST: $5 donation suggested per child.
 
 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
 
Wine’d up Wednesday
Shaw’s Restaurant and Inn, 123 North Broad Street, Lancaster, Lunch and Dinner
On the first Wednesday of every month, we offer 129 different wines at an $8 discount. This is for dine-in only at lunch or dinner. This is part of the Wednesday Originals program with Dine Originals Columbus. Call 754-654-1842 for more information.
 
Kid-Friendly Haunted House & Halloween Crafts at the Bowen House
The Bowen House, 196 N. Market St, Logan, 2 – 6 p.m.
Ghost stories, freaky snacks, and a Mad Scientist Lab. Costumes encourage! Reservations are not required, but appreciated. Call 740-385-0344 for more information; COST: $5 donation suggested per child.
 
Logan Theatre Group
Chakeres Theater, corner of Mulberry and Main Streets, Logan, 7 – 9 p.m.
Logan Theatre Group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Join in the fun and be part of something big!Use Mulberry street entrance. Email logantheatregroup@gmail.com for more information; FREE.
 
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5
 
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.
 
Hocking SWCD Annual Meeting & Banquet
Logan Church of the Nazarene, 650 Walhonding Ave., Logan 6 p.m.
2015 Annual Meeting & Banquet: Key speaker Dr. Glen Needham, OSU Associate Professor Emeritus & Vice President of Buckeyes for Lyme Awareness. Tickets available at the Hocking Soil & Water Conservation District office. 184 N. Homer Ave in Logan. Reservations for the meal are required by Oct. 29. Call 740-385-3016 for more information; COST: $18.
 
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6
 
Hocking Hills Moonshine Grand Opening
Hocking Hills Moonshine, 519 East Front St., Logan, 4 p.m.
Come on down and try our moonshine! The only place in Ohio where you can get your shine, a history lesson and the experience of a lifetime. Call 740-603-4483 or 740-347-9044 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. November’s theme for specials and events is “Downtown is a Good Bet”. Print off a gameboard or pick one up at participating businesses, then build poker and blackjack hands as you wander downtown. Participants with the best hand of 21 (2 cards) and Poker (5 cards) will each be entered in a drawing to win two free Chocolate Walk tickets. Complete details at DestinationDowntownLancaster.com. Call 740-277-6607 for more information; FREE.
 
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7
 
Fee Waiver Day, Wayne National Forest
Wayne National Forest, Athens and Hocking Counties, All Day
In observance of Veteran’s Day, the Forest is offering a recreation fee waiver for this day. This means that 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.
 
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/person Call 740-385-8811 for more information.
 
Live Music at Shade Winery
Shade Winery, 401 Gilkey Ridge Road, Shade, 5 – 8 p.m.
Shade Winery presents live music with Mudfork Blues. Enjoy our wines by the bottle, glass or just a taste. A food truck will be available at 5. 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 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.
 
AOA Annual Dinner: A Conservation Vision
Hocking Hill State Park Dining Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 South, Logan, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Join with us in celebrating another year of land and water conservation achievements and your role in helping sustain our ongoing success! We will start with a delicious buffet style meal prepared by renowned Chef Matt Rapposelli, then after dinner we will recognize special guests who will help present information on some of AOA’s newest initiatives and learn about AOA’s emerging vision for regional habitat conservation. Call 614-721-2656 for more information; COST: $30.
 
Backstage with Doug Paisley & Joan Shelley
Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 8 p.m.
Stuart’s hosts a special backstage show with a double bill featuring two fantastic musicians: Canadian songwriter Doug Paisley and Kentucky songwriter Joan Shelley. Paisley, from Toronto, has a new album (Strong Feelings) out and his previous effort, Constant Companion, was hailed in 2010 by Rolling Stone as a “nearly perfect singer-songwriter record”. Joan Shelley has followed up her acclaimed 2014 album Electric Ursa with Over and Even, a quieter, more contemplative set recorded in her home state of Kentucky and has received praise from music heavyweights like Rolling Stone, NPR, and Pitchfork. Don’t miss this chance to see two great songwriters in the intimate and unique setting of a backstage show, where the audience sits on the Stuart’s stage with the performers. Call 740-753-1924 for tickets or more information; COST: $12 advance or $15 at door.
 
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8
 
Fee Waiver Day, Wayne National Forest
Wayne National Forest, Athens and Hocking Counties, All Day
In observance of Veteran’s Day, the Forest is offering a recreation fee waiver for this day. This means that 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.
 
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.