Upcoming Events In Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills Events

FRIDAY, APRIL 29
 
Blue Shoe Arts Open Studio
Art & Clay on Main, 150 W Main St., Lancaster, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Join us a different art experience each Friday. Blue Shoe Arts’ open studio offers you time to explore and create with the medium of the day. Visit us on Facebook at Blue Shoe Arts to find out what we’ll be exploring next! Call 740-653-1755 for more information; COST: $10.
 
Cedar Falls Stroll
Cedar Falls, Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 374, 2 p.m.
Join the Hocking Hills State Park Naturalist to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural and cultural history of this area of the park. Call 740-385-8003 for more information; FREE.
 
Monthly Senior Dinner Carry-in
Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 South Spring St., Logan, 5 p.m.
Join other seniors for a potluck dinner and entertainment. Call Richard Guess at 740-385-1455 for more information; FREE.
 
Final Friday: Focus on History
Public Square, Nelsonville, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Final Friday, a community art event, takes place in the Historic Square Arts District in Nelsonville on the last Friday of every month (except December). This month’s theme is history, featuring our unique stories, re-enactments and walking tours. Call 740-753-1011 for more information; FREE.
 
Starbrick Gardens Opening Night
Starbrick Gallery, 21 West Columbus Street, Nelsonville, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
The artists of Starbrick Gallery offer an exhibit and sale of garden-themed art work. Dress up your garden with delightful art for the yard or your walls. Call 740-753-1011 for more information; FREE.
 
Live Music at Shade Winery
Shade Winery, 401 Gilkey Ridge Road, Shade, 6-8 p.m.
Enjoy live music as you taste various local wines. Adam & Dawn Graham perform. Call 740-696-1323 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 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.
 
Historic Lantern Tour of Ash Cave
Ash Cave at Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 56 near 374, Logan, 8 p.m.
The mystery of Ash Cave is special as far back as the last Ice Age and beyond. Join the naturalist in the parking lot area to explore Ash Cave by lantern light and learn about this special history first hand. We supply the lights; you supply the imagination. Please, no pets at the lantern tour. Call 740-385-6841; FREE.
 
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 30
 
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.
 
Simply Sauce and Gravy Cooking Class with Chef Clarence “Chuck” Steadman
The Inn at Hocking College, 15770 State Route 691, Nelsonville, 12 noon – 4 p.m.
Chef Steadman takes participants through the basics of sauce and gravy making, giving students the tools necessary to prepare amazing dishes using fresh farm to table ingredients sure to please even the most discerning of foodies! Classes are hands-on, fun and educational and everyone is welcome! Call 740-753-7132 for more information and to make a reservation; COST: $50.
$50 per person.
 
Beer & Wine Fest
Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, 21190 St. Rt. 374, Logan, 2 – 5 p.m.
Partake in beer & wine from a variety of vendors, while you enjoy live music and light appetizers. Call 800-653-2557 for more information; COST: Drink Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25.
 
Reptile Rampage!
Naturalist Cabin, Hocking Hills State Park, 2 p.m.
What makes a reptile a reptile? What is cold-blooded? Who lives around here? For the answers to these and other questions, join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center. Call 740-385-6841 for more information; FREE.
 
Spring Open House at Crane Hollow Preserve
Crane Hollow Preserve, 16820 State Route 678, Rockbridge, 2 – 8 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of fellowship, music, and food to celebrate the legacy of Crane Hollow Preserve!  You are invited to simply enjoy the view of the hollow from the deck or join in on one of several short hikes which will be led periodically throughout the afternoon. Pulled pork, corn bread, vegetarian chili, and place settings will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share and your drink of choice. RSVP by April 29. Call 740-438-5777 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 Annie Hawe. 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.
 
Lil’ Buds Exhibit
The Bowen House, 740 North Market St., Logan, 6:30 p.m.
An annual art event showcasing the work of elementary school students in the Logan-Hocking School District. The exhibit continues until May 14 during regular hours (Wednesdays to Saturdays, 2-5 p.m.).
Call 740-385-0344 for more information; FREE.
 
 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 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.
 
Logan Bicentennial Celebration Committee Meeting
Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 South Spring St., Logan, 6 p.m.
Everyone is invited to the meeting! Next year is Logan’s 2016 Bicentennial Birthday Celebration. The City of Logan is turning 200 years old! Please attend to continue sharing ideas and working toward making the 200th celebration an affair to remember! For more information, Karen Raymore at 740-385-2750 or kraymore@explorehockinghills.com; FREE.
 
 
THURSDAY, MAY 5
 
Logan Town Center Monthly Meeting
Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 South Spring St., 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.
 
Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival
Downtown McArthur 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Watch the downtown streets of McArthur come alive with food, music, and fun for the whole family. The festival includes great nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides and games, car show, quilt show, queen’s and baby contests. Call 800-596-4459 for more information; FREE.
 
 
FRIDAY, MAY 6
 
Spring Flower Sale at Scenic Hills Senior Center
Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 N. Spring Street, Logan, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
A large selection at great prices! Hanging baskets, bedding plants; assorted flowers and vegetables will be available; flowers by Rick Webb, too. The sale will take place on the front lawn. Call 740-385-6581 for more information; FREE.
 
Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival
Downtown McArthur 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Watch the downtown streets of McArthur come alive with food, music, and fun for the whole family. The festival includes great nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides and games, car show, quilt show, queen’s and baby contests. Call 800-596-4459 for more information; FREE.
SATURDAY, MAY 7
 
45th Annual Pancake Feast
American Legion Post 78, 12845 State Route 664 S, Logan, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast while supporting the work of the Logan Rotary Club. COST: $6 adults, $3 children 5-10, free for children under 5.
 
Tour de Forest
Stuart’s Opera House, 52 Public Square, Nelsonville, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
11th Annual Little Cities Tour de Forest Benefit Bicycle Ride beginning and ending on Nelsonville’s Historic Public Square.  Various routes take riders through the forested hills of southeastern Ohio on both level and challenging courses.  Please note that helmets are required on this ride. Call 740-394-3011 for more information; COST: $25 (includes provided lunch & ride bandana).
 
Youth Fishing Tournament
Lake Hope State Park, McArthur, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Meet at the parking lot below the Lake Hope Dam for this tournament for kids from 1 – 16 years old. Adults must be present with each child. Bring your youngsters for this free youth fishing tournament at the Lake Hope State Park dam, every kid leaves with a trophy, cookout afterwards sponsored by the Friends of Lake Hope. Call 740-596-3030 for more information; FREE.
 
Spring Craft Show at Lake Hope
Lake Hope Dining Lodge, 27331 State Route 278, McArthur, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Handcrafted items by regional artists at the Lake Hope Dining Lodge. Call 740-596-3030 for more information; FREE.
 
Take a Hike Days
Camp Oty’Okwa, 24799 Purcell Rd., South Bloomingville, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Camp Oty’Okwa is hosting free community hikes on its property on the first Saturday of each month. Participants of all ages will get the chance to explore some of the most beautiful land the Hocking Hills has to offer, including hemlock forests, sandstone gorges, and much, much more. All hikes will be led by experienced camp naturalists and staff members. Please bring environmentally friendly snacks, reusable water bottles, and binoculars. Call 740-975-6384 for more information; FREE.
 
Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival
Downtown McArthur 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Watch the downtown streets of McArthur come alive with food, music, and fun for the whole family. The festival includes great nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides and games, car show, quilt show, queen’s and baby contests. Call 800-596-4459 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/person Call 740-385-8811 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 Dan Heidt. 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.
 
 
SUNDAY, MAY 8
 
Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival
Downtown McArthur 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Watch the downtown streets of McArthur come alive with food, music, and fun for the whole family. The festival includes great nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides and games, car show, quilt show, queen’s and baby contests. Call 800-596-4459 for more information; FREE.
 
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.
 
Mother’s Day Grand Buffet at The Olde Dutch
12791 St. Rt. 664 South, Logan, 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Mother’s Day Grand Buffet: carved ham, broasted chicken, roast beef, roast turkey, ham loaf, chicken livers, cabbage rolls, macaroni & cheese, sweet potato casserole, chicken & noodles, stuffing, assorted vegetables, homemade rolls, cheesy potato soup, super salad bar, pie (coconut cream, peanut butter cream, strawberry cream, dutch apple, pecan & sugar free), bread pudding, apple crisp & strawberry mousse. Drink is included and moms receive a free” carnation. Call 740-385-1000 for more information; COST: $15.99/adults, $4.99/kids 3-10, FREE/kids under 3.
 
Mother’s Day Buffet at Lee’s Banquet Haus
580 Radio Lane, Logan, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet includes: broasted chicken, roast beef, roast turkey, carved pit ham, whipped potatoes, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, salads, rolls and full assortment of desserts. COST: $15.95/ adults, $5.95/kids 3-10, FREE/kids under 3.
 
Mother’s Day Brunch at Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
21190 St. Rt. 374, Logan, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls Restaurant will offer Sunday lunch menu and something special for Mother’s Day. Mothers receive a free dessert. Call 800-653-2557 for reservations or more information; COST: Menu prices.
 
Mother’s Day Fine Dining at Glenlaurel
14940 Mt. Olive Rd., Rockbridge, 1 and 5 p.m. seatings
Looking for a truly magnificent gift for your Mother? Spoil her (and yourself!) with an amazing gourmet meal at Glenlaurel. We’re accepting reservations for a 1 p.m. seating for a four-course lunch and a 5 p.m. seating for a six-course fine dining experience that’s sure to delight.  Call 1-800-809-7378 or 740-385-2951 ext. 306 for more information and to make a reservation; COST: $39/lunch and $49/dinner.