Upcoming Events In Hocking Hills


Historical Society Monthly Program – “Poultices and Potions”
Hocking County Historical Society, 64 N Culver St, Logan; 740-385-6026; 7 pm; FREE
Karen Newlon, R.N., will talk about Appalachian Health Care in the 1900’s.
“Poultices and Potions” represents the personal health care experiences of Karen and her family in the 1900’s. She will share her family’s oral traditions and real samples of health care past and hints of future health care opportunities in rural Appalachia. She has been a nurse for over 45 years and has experienced many different health care models throughout her home care and speaking career. Plan to enjoy this interactive program as you learn how to actually make a poultice and make butter during the presentation, which includes an unique table display of antique medical supplies and simple tools from the 1900’s used in Karen’s family.
Historic Lantern Tour of Ash Cave
Hocking Hills State Park, State Route 56; 740-385-6841; 8 pm; FREE
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)
All Weekend:
New Straitsville Moonshine Festival – THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
Main Street, New Straitsville; 5 pm Thur & Fri; 11 am Sat; noon Sun; 740-394-2239 or 740-394-2727
Located in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, the festival features a variety of events including a working Moonshine Still Display, local history museum, flea market vendors, moonshine burgers, moonshine pie, moonshine doggies, carnival rides and games, good food, souvenirs, talent show, Cruise-In, and 2 parades concluding with the Grande Parade on Memorial Day.  Back by popular demand at the Moonshine Festival we will have a Garden Tractor Pull and a Pedal Pull.
Tubing on the Hocking River – FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
Hocking Hills Adventures; 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; 740-385-8685; $17 per tube; reservations are not required
First Weekend for Tubing on the Hocking River. 5 miles, 4-5 hours.  Looking for something fun to do wile in the Hocking Hills? Grab a tube and head out on the river. Tubing is summer’s most refreshing activity and we make it convenient and easy.  Be prepared to relax the entire day as you float leisurely downstream. The trip starts at Crocketts Run and concludes at the Canoe Livery.  Tubing is available on a first come first serve basis.
Duck Creek Camping & Outdoor Events Area, 28508 Murphy Rd, Logan; $65 – $150; www.duckcreeklogjam.com
Start the 2016 Festival Season off right with this genuine, home grown, off-the-beaten-path music festival set in Ohio’s most scenic region. Stomp your feet, holler out loud, meet new friends, party the night away & enjoy the great outdoors during this truly unique festival.
Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival – THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
Yoctangee Park, Riverfront, Chilicothe; 800-413-4118; noon to 10:30 Thur & Fri; 9 am to 10:30 pm Sat; 9 am to 6 pm Sun; FREE
Chillicothe, Ohio’s first capital city, rich in Indian history, hosts the annual Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival. Started in 1984, the festival draws crowds of approximately 85,000. Yoctangee Park, in historic downtown, makes a perfect setting for this family oriented three-day event featuring Native American music, dancing, traders and exhibits, a mountain men encampment rendezvous with working craftsmen and demonstrations, an extensive arts and crafts show with over 80 crafter’s and commercial exhibits. Entertainment is continuous on the main stage with good food, fun, games and contests for the whole family to enjoy. This is an educational experience for the entire family. Handicap parking is available at the Feast. The handicap parking will be from the Alley of West Water by crafts etc glad tidings to Walnut St.
Memorial Day Weekend at Smoke Rise Ranch – SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Smoke Rise Ranch, 6751 Hunterdon Rd, Glouster; 740-767-2624; $20 – $175 to camp or for cabin; reservations required
Saturday Cowboy Trail challenge, Guided Group Day Ride, Potluck Cowboy Dinner, Campfire, Music and Dancing.
Sunday Fun Day Ranch Rodeo, Campfire, Music and Dancing
Cedar Falls Stroll
Hocking Hills State Park, Cedar Falls, State Route 374; 740-385-6841; 10 am; FREE
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.
Stream Stompin’
Hocking Hills State Park, Ash Cave, State Route 56; 740-385-6841; 2 pm; FREE
Join the naturalist outside the shelter house at Ash Cave for an exploration of what might live in our many streams here at Hocking. Please come dressed to get your feet wet and footgear must be worn at all times.
Carry In Club
Scenic Hills Senior Center, 187 S Spring St, Logan; 740-385-6581; 5 pm; FREE
Bring a covered dish to share! Free. Everyone welcome!
Final Fridays – Takin’ it to the Streets
Historic Public Square, Nelsonville; 740-753-1011; 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm; FREE
Takin’ it to the Streets! Schedule for May 27th 2016  5:30-9:30 pm On the Square-Special Happenings: 7 to 8pm.  Patty Mitchell & Robert Lockheed will amaze you were their exciting balloon creations. Look for them in a tent on the South side of the Square. 5:30 to 9:30 Drum Circle at the Fountain.  Everyone bring a drum and join in the fun! Ugata will add to the drumming experience. Their mission is to enrich our culture while honoring our ancestors by living in unison with the forces of nature using universal rhythms for education and inspiration.
Music at the Winery – FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Rd, Logan; 6 pm to 9 pm
Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and  relaxing with the sounds of Todd Martin on Friday and Joe Rollin’ Porter on Saturday. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Order wine by the glass, bottle, or just by the taste.
Live Music at the Millstone – FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ, 12790 Grey Street, Logan; 740-385-5341; 6 pm to 9 pm
Enjoy Live music on the patio weather permitting, Friday night Rockbridge Crossing will be  performing, Saturday night enjoy the Rick Miller Duo. (concerts are weather permitting)
The Hitch-Hikers Reunion Show
Stuart’s Opera House; 52 Public Square, Nelsonville; 740-753-1924; 7 pm; $12 – $15
Come and join Nelsonville’s own The Hitch-Hikers for their 5/50 show. The guys are back for one more once, but what’s up with the 5/50? Well, it’s been 5 years since the band got back together and played in 2011 for the first time in 45 years. The original band members were joined by Zach and Dusty for the kick-off concert. This year is the 50th class reunion for Jon, Mike and Terry who formed the band in 1965. So the numbers 5 and 50 are very special to all these guys. So get your dancin’ shoes on and join the fun. Hitch-Hikers say: “Be there or be square”!
Conkle’s Creep
Hocking Hills State Park, Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve, State Route 374 & Big Pine Rd; 740-385-6841; 10 am; FREE
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.  Pets are not allowed in State Nature Preserves.
Logan in Bloom Kick-off & Auction
The Bowen House, 196 N Market St, Logan; 740-385-0344; 11:30 am
This year’s floral colors are red, white, and blue in keeping with Logan’s Bicentennial Celebration.  Numerous items will be auctioned to raise funds for the LIB committee to purchase materials and flowers that are planted each year in downtown Logan.
Items such as original artwork, Logan Clay Products clay sculptures, hand crafted pots, wind chimes, a quilted red/white/blue table runner, Webb’s Perennials flats of flowers, and other items will be auctioned off.   Art students have painted 4 ft. X 4 ft. floral panels for downtown display and will receive cash prizes based upon the “most votes” received.
Logan High School Alumni Day
The Bowen House, 196 N Market St, Logan; 740-385-0344; 10am to afternoon
Annual “homecoming” event hosted by The Bowen House. (Class of 1966 celebrates its 50th anniversary.)  The Bowen House invites all LHS graduates as well as former and current teachers who have published books to be part of the Alumni Day book sales and signing event.  Guests will be able to taste Logan treats such as a Shake Shoppe Stuffed Shirt or a Walsh’s cookie!  Musical entertainment by the LHS Jazz Band! Logan in Bloom celebration in the AM. Info: Susan Dietz at 740.385.3520.
Tea Time with Chef Katie McGushin
The Inn at Hocking College; 15770 St Rt 691, Nelsonville; 740-753-7132; 11 am to 3 pm; $40 per person; reservations required
Chef Katie treats students to a variety of amazing tea-time recipes, including how to brew the perfect cup.  Hocking College offers a variety of leisure learning classes that are focused on creating a rich, creative environment that inspires life-long learning. Classes are hands-on, fun and educational and everyone is welcome!
Reptile Rampage!
Hocking Hills State Park, Naturalist Cabin at Old Man’s Cave, State Route 664 S; 740-385-6841; 2 pm; FREE
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.
Wine, Food & Music featuring Poppy’s Roadside Diner
Rockside Winery & Vineyards, 2363 St Rt 37 S, Lancaster; 740-687-4414; 5 pm to 8 pm
You’ve worked hard this week. Now it’s time to WINE down at Rockside Winery & Vineyards.  You deserve it! Enjoy excellent wine, pizza and conversation in our beautiful vineyard setting. Come enjoy the best local wine, live local music and some amazing food from Poppy’s Roadside Diner. Poppy’s is a locally owned and operated food truck based in Newark, Ohio. Poppy’s is proud to serve many locally sourced items on their menu and they specialize in American comfort food, and serve a wide variety of your favorites. Their fare includes three types of specialty Reuben sandwiches, made with only premium cuts of meat, fresh sauerkraut, and artisan breads. Their burgers are hand pattied from lean ground beef, always fresh & never frozen. Poppy’s offers a wide variety of cheeses, so there is always something to please every one.They also serve fresh cut French fries and portions are generous. You won’t leave hungry! Follow them on Facebook at Poppy’s Roadside Diner.
Rockbridge Crossing at Shade Winery
Shade Winery, 401 Gilkey Ridge Rd, Shade; 740-696-1323; 5 pm to 8 pm
Shade Winery presents live music, wines by the bottle glass, or even a taste.  Bring your own food or enjoy the food truck menu.
Flaming Torchlight Canoe Trip
Hocking Hills Adventures, 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; 740-385-8685; 7 pm to 9 pm; $42 per canoe
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.
Refreshments and music.
Memorial Day Parade and Bowen House Reception
The Bowen House, 196 N Market St, Logan; 740-385-0344;
Join in the parade from Logan’s Town Center, following Market Street to Oak Grove Cemetery. The Parade is followed by a Veteran’s Day gathering at the Bowen house until 2 PM.
Children’s Chorus at The Bowen House
The Bowen House, 196 N Market St, Logan; 740-385-0344; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm; FREE
Stop in and listen to the delightful sounds of the Children’s Chorus every Monday.
Bike Night at the Millstone
Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; 740-385-5341; 6 pm to 9 pm
Live music on the patio – Enjoy listening to the sounds of the Charlie Tatman Trio. Weather permitting.