Hocking Hills Tourism Association


13178 State Route 664 South

Logan, Ohio


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WEEKEND UPDATE | December 14, 2017

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Homegrown on Main


Located at 44 E. Main, in the heart of Logan's Historic downtown. 

Local Arts & Crafts, Demonstrations, Visitor Information and more. 


Thursday - Saturday, Noon - 7 p.m. 

Sunday - Monday, Noon - 5 p.m. 



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In This Issue



Daily Activities



Thursday, December 14

Festival of Trees WED THROUGH SAT UNTIL DEC 23

The Bowen House, 196 N. Market St, Logan; 740-385-0344; 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Created by Hocking County artists, businesses, groups and schools! Come see the trees and mantel decorations in the beautiful setting of the Bowen House. A great family event!


Free Fiber Thursdays LAST DAY DECEMBER 14

Dairy Barn, Dairy Lane, Athens; (740) 592-4981; 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. FREE

Each Fiber Thursday will feature an artist in the studio, who will either demonstrate a craft or be available to help individuals with projects of their own. It's the perfect opportunity to bring your fiber project and "ask an artist". Don't need help but want to sit in the company of great people and use the studio equipment to work on your own projects? That's fine too! These evenings are true open studio nights with a range of things to learn and do. Bring your yarn or embroidery hoop, & work in the studio to create your own art project alone or with friends.


Dairy Barn Arts Center Happy Hour Painting: Christmas Critters!

Dairy Barn, Dairy Lane, Athens; (740) 592-4981; 5:30 p.m. $25

Join us in painting fun and whimsical animals in holiday poses and garb. You can choose whatever creature you would like, but there will be some step by step instruction on a few animals in particular to help guide you to success. These little cuties are sure to make an excellent addition to your home this holiday season, or make a lovely gift!


Holiday Card Making Workshop

Hocking Soil & Water Conservation District, 148 N. Homer, Logan; 740-385-3016; 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. FREE

Come help Hocking Soil and Water spread Christmas cheer around the county! We will be making holiday cards out of upcycled materials that will be sent to residents at Anna's Guest House, Carlin House, Logan Health Care and Hocking County Meals On Wheels Clients. All art supplies and materials as well as hot chocolate, hot cider and cookies will be provided. A fun event for all ages! To upcycle: To process (used goods or waste material) so as to produce something that is often better than the original Reservations for this free event are not required, but would be appreciated.


Friday, December 15

Whispering Cave Hike

Trailhead at Cabin / Lodge Area, 664-S; 740-385-6841;; 10:00 a.m. FREE

Meet the naturalist for a moderately strenuously hike to the second largest recess cave in the park!

Live Music at Hocking Hills Winery - FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Hocking Hills Winery; 30402 Freeman Rd; Logan; 740-385-7117; 6 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy the sweet sounds of music with the great taste of wine at Hocking Hills Winery. Order an appetizer or bring your own food to eat while you listen to Jasey Schnaars Friday night and R&R Acoustic on Saturday.

Open Mic Night at Utopia - FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Utopia; 117 W. Main St; Logan; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 740-380-3337; 7 to 11:30 p.m.

Enjoy the sounds of Open Mic Night. Bring a guitar, drums, your own voice or a combination and join in the fun.

Brewery 33 - FRIDAY & SATURDAY

12684 College Prospect Dr, Logan;; 740-385-6033

Serving handcrafted beers of European heritage and Appalachian style in a friendly atmosphere. On Friday night listen to Tommy Lee, and Peter Conrad Saturday night.

Saturday, December 16


Christmas at Hocking Hills Market

US-33, Rockbridge; 740-974-1138 FREE 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Great shopping deals from all of the fantastic shops at the Market! Come and ride the Christmas train! Free rides from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Enjoy live Holiday Music from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Be sure to visit Santa from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Appalachian Art & Craft Market Building. Also a Scavenger Hunt Map is available for pickup at Hocking Hills Chic Boutique


Cedar Falls Stroll

Cedar Falls, State Route 374, Logan; 740-385-6841; 10:00 a.m. FREE

Join the naturalist to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural & cultural history of this area of the park. All programs are subject to change. Notify the naturalist if special accommodations are needed for your participation. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Santa Train SAT & SUN

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, 33 Canal Street, Nelsonville; 740-753-9531;

Historic train ride with a visit from Santa during the ride. This Saturday and Sunday only,.11am & 2pm. Our longest-running annual event, the Santa Train has been a long-standing family tradition for over three decades! Santa gets on board the train and visits with each child as the train traverses the Hocking River Valley. Each coach is decorated, heated, Christmas music plays throughout the train over the audio system, and after Santa's visit, each child receives a special candy cane treat! 


Santa at North Pole Nelsonville

Stop by his workshop at 37 Public Square in Nelsonville to let you know what you would like for Christmas (and for an amazing photo opportunity with the little ones).

Saturday & Sunday: Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Stuart's Winter Wine Express

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, 33 Canal Street, Nelsonville; 740-753-1924;; 7:00 p.m. $30-45

Enjoy wine, cheese and a beautiful ride through the Hocking Valley in a historic train. All proceeds benefit Stuart's Opera House. The train leaves from the depot at 33 Canal Street in Nelsonville on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. On the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, tickets are on sale for first class $40 in advance and $45 at the door, coach car tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

Santa House in Worthington Park SATURDAY & SUNDAY 6-8 P.M.

Worthington Park, Downtown Logan; 740-380-9546

The Santa House in Logan Ohio has been making magical memories for children for decades. Santa Clause offers a newly built warm house nestled in Worthington Park. Come visit Saturday & Sunday every weekend between 6-8 p.m. then Thursday 21 - Saturday 23 December. Santa has to go back to the North Pole on December 24 so be sure to see him before then!

Sunday, December 17


Christmas at Treehouse Treats and Treasures

State Route 664-S, Logan; 740-385-0400; 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Visit Treehouse Treats & Treasures for some extra special Christmas activities. This Sunday, Santa and a reindeer will be visiting. Be sure not to miss it!


Dickens at the Glenlaurel SUNDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS

The Glenlaurel, 14940 Mount Olive Rd, Rockbridge; 740-385-4070; $54 per person + Tax & Gratuity

Social Hour begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Loch Ness Pub, Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

On Sundays and Wednesdays in December, the story of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" is told during an elegant, yet festive six-course dinner. When you stay on a Dickens night, you'll get 50% off lodging when the Dickens Dinner is booked! Space is limited and it's always a sold-out event!

Monday, December 18


Yoga with Ellie DelMatto & Jeannie Faulkner MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY

The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education 196 N. Market Street (740) 385-0344 Monday - 4:30 p.m, Wednesday 5:30 p.m.

Join Ellie DelMatto on Monday and Jeannie Faulkner on Wednesday for their weekly yoga session. Bring your own mat. A fee of $6 is charged

Thursday, December 21


A Christmas Carol

The Bowen House, 196 N. Market St, Logan; 740-385-0344;; 7:00 p.m. $15

The Bowen House is pleased to announce the return of Frank Babbitt who will bring A Christmas Carol to our community on Thursday, December 21 at seven in the evening. Babbitt will perform A Christmas Carol in Four Staves, a one-man performance of the historic 1868 public reading text that Dickens used while on his extensive public reading tours in Europe and America. Frank Babbitt was appointed to the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra in 1995. The December 21 performance at The Bowen House will be a delight for all who are in attendance.


Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour

Rockside Winery & Vineyards - 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster; 740-687-4414; 5 to 8 p.m.

Making it halfway through the week is reason enough to celebrate! Stop by after work for $4 glasses of our estate-grown and produced wines. Enjoy our delicious Ohio cheese and crackers at a discount. Otherwise you can bring in your own picnic, or order in from one of the nearby pizza joints!

For a full calendar of events please visit, or come see us at the Regional Welcome Center by the 664 exit, or Homegrown on main, 44 East Main Street, Logan



Farmers' Markets


FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY - Flea & Farmers' Market at Hocking Hills Market; US 33, Rockbridge; sunrise to 5 p.m. This is a large flea market with many outside and inside vendors every weekend - Friday through Sunday - that features unique items, antiques, collectibles, beautiful crafts and outstanding in-season produce.


WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY - Athens Farmers Market takes place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from April until December on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. year round on Saturdays.  Enjoy a variety of vendors from homemade delectables to fresh produce and more. Call 740-593-6763 or visit for more information.


Ongoing Events



THURSDAYS - Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour Rockside Winery & Vineyards - 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster; 740-687-4414; 5 to 8 p.m. Looking for the happiest hours out there? We think making it halfway through the week is reason enough to celebrate! Stop by after work for $4 glasses of our estate-grown and produced wines. Enjoy our delicious Ohio cheese and crackers at a discount. Otherwise you can bring in your own picnic, or order in from one of the nearby pizza joints! (Recurring event every Thursday excluding major holidays).


MONDAY AND THURSDAYS AND OTHERS BY APPOINTMENT - Beginner Bead Making Classes - Have fun learning to melt glass while making your own glass beads and charms for bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Everything that you need to make beautiful glass beads is supplied. Ages 14 and up. $25 per class, offered at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.; call for reservations at 740-385-1384; Liquid Light Gallery; 18345 Unger Rd; Logan.


MONDAYS - Yoga at the Bowen House - Join yoga instructor Elle Delmatto every Monday at 4:30 p.m. Class fee is $6. Class is open to all and no pre-registration is necessary. The Bowen House Community Center for Arts & Education; 196 N Market St; Logan; call 740-385-0344 for more info.


TUESDAYS - Science with Mr. Turtle at the Logan Library - Join Mr. Harry every Tuesday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Children's Library and explore the world of science. Every age is the right age to learn! Call 740-385-2348; Logan Library; 230 East Main Street; Logan; Free.


TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS - Story Time at the Logan Library - Children of all ages can come out for story time. Weekly readings take place at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Call 740-385-2348; Logan Library; 230 East Main Street; Logan; Free.


FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAYS - Doodle Bugs - Takes place at 10 a.m. and is a free art club for newborns, infants and toddlers up to age three. On the first and third Wednesdays of each month, participants can come anytime between 10 a.m. and noon. Toddlers will explore the fun of art hands-on and take home a masterpiece! Newborns and infants will have hands and feet painted for creative keepsakes. Sponsored by the Hocking County Early Childhood Department, Help Me Grow & Early Intervention. Hocking County Library; 230 E. Main Street; Logan; Call Stephanie at 740-380-1315 for more information.


WEDNESDAYS - Quilt Therapy - Beginning at 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on every Wednesday, our classroom is open all day for anyone who wants to come and sew. Bring a project, even one you are having struggles with, and one of our folks will be happy to help you. It is a fun day to come and be with other quilters. Lunch is on your own. Nelsonville Quilt Company; 52 W Washington St; Nelsonville; call 740-753-3343 for more info; Free.


WEDNESDAYS - Sweet Treat Wednesday - Wine tasting paired with locally made Wren Valley Truffles. Enjoy 25 percent off of hand-made gourmet caramel apples. Bring your own food or have pizza delivered. Hocking Hills Winery; 30402 Freeman Road; Logan; 11 8 p.m; Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; $12 for six tastings.


THURSDAYS - Yarn Lovers Unite - Members are invited to join at the library to work on various projects and share techniques and progress. Anyone who knits, crochets or sews is invited to attend.  All are welcome regardless of experience and ability, as this is a chance to share and learn.  Takes place from 1 to 3 p.m.; call 740-385-2348 for more information; Logan-Hocking County Library; 230 E. Main Street; Logan; free.


THURSDAYS - Introduction to Technology - Have questions about your tablet, laptop, email or even Facebook? There will be a staff member in the reference area to help you. Logan Hocking County Library; 230 East Main Street; Logan; 3 to 4 p.m.; call 740-385-2348 for more information.


DAILY - Honeybee Extravaganza - The Logan-Hocking County Library has honeybees! We have a beautiful, live bee display, courtesy of Dave Saving. Come and witness the bees work. Find the queen bee! Learn about the interworking of the hive. The bees are on display for everyone to see. Logan Hocking Library; 230 East Main St; Logan; Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Free.






Hocking Hills Tourism Association | 800-HOCKING (800-462-5464)
13178 State Route 664 South
Logan, OH 43138