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Hocking Hills Tourism Association

 

13178 State Route 664 South

Logan, Ohio

740-385-2750

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE | September 13, 2018

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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. 

 

 

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In This Issue

 

 

Daily Activities

 

 

Ongoing:

 

Hocking County Fair UNTIL SATURDAY

North Homer Avenue, Logan; 740-385-6704; $8; 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The fair features many Jr. Fair Livestock Shows, Demolition Derby, Moto-Cross, Tractor & Truck Pull, Garden Tractor Pull, ToughTruck, Mud Bog and Auto-Cross. Also featured throughout the week is the nightly entertainment held in the Shelter House and daily shows beside the Art Hall for kids.

The midway features rides and games. A great assortment of food is available from the many concessionaires who line the pathways of the fair. Inside the Art Hall you'll find food, clothing, crafts, photography and flower entries made by the talented people of Hocking County and surrounding areas. Commercial display booths can be found in the Art Hall and under the Grandstand and throughout the grounds. Your $8 entry fee includes all rides!

 

Thursday, September 13

Reptile Rampage!

Naturalist Cabin, Old Man's Cave, SR 664, Logan; 740-385-6841; 1:00 p.m. FREE

What makes a reptile a reptile? What is cold blooded? Who lives around here? For the answer to these and other questions join the naturalist at the naturalist cabin located behind the Old man's cave visitors center

 

Kessler Swamp Plant Families

Kessler Swamp State Nature Preserve, 28749 Hideaway Hills Road, Sugar Grove; 740-380-8918; 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. FREE

Interested to learn more about plant family characteristics? Join us for an off trail hike at Kessler Swamp State Nature Preserve. During the program we will look for late summer blooms and examine similarities between plants in several families. Due to the off trail nature of the program registration will be required, and the program will be limited to 12 participants. The deadline for registration will be Tuesday, September 11th. Directions for parking will be provided with registration. Please wear appropriate footwear for wet conditions, and bring plenty of water

 

Bike Night at Brewery 33 EVERY THURSDAY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 27

12684 College Prospect Dr, Logan; brewery33.com; 740-385-6033; 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Join us every Thursday night for our Bike Nights, FREE LIVE music, Food Trucks, door prizes, 50/50s and much more! Great Beer, Great food and Great Music! This Thursday is Steve Zarate with The Rolling Pin Food Truck.

Jess Baldwin Live at the Appalachian Listening Room

ALR, Rear of 48 W Main Street, Logan; See Facebook; $10 Donation; 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

New season Kick Off at the ALR!

Jess Baldwin's voice has been described as "world class," "effortless," and "pure beauty." She performed on Mountain Stage in 2013, won Best Cover Song in the 2015 and 2017 Ohio Music Awards, and was a quarterfinalist in the 2015 and 2017 American Traditions Competitions.

As an artist, her eclectic style melds indie and chamber pop with soul and jazz, living somewhere between Regina Spektor, Lake Street Dive, Becca Stevens, and Laura Mvula.

Friday, September 14

Hocking County Historical Society & Hocking County Genealogical Society FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Hocking Co. Historical Society, 64 N. Culver St, Logan; 740-385-6026; 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

View numerous displays of Hocking History including: a medical office, military uniforms & equipment, toys, coal mining, local clay & brick industry, and Hocking Canal & bridge history. Open every Friday & Saturday thru October.

 

20th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival FRIDAY TO SUNDAY

5900 US50, Lake Snowden, Albany; ohiopawpawfest.com; 740-698-6060; From $15

This is a festival dedicated to the Pawpaw fruit (Asimina triloba). Join us at the scenic Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio for 3 days of Pawpaw music, food, craft brews, contests / races, art, history, education, sustainable living workshops

 

Brewery 33 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

12684 College Prospect Dr, Logan; brewery33.com; 740-385-6033;

Serving handcrafted beers of German heritage and Appalachian style in a friendly atmosphere, and brewed right here in the Hocking Hills. Come enjoy a pint while listening to Casey Redmond Friday and Mark Shaw Saturday.

Chill & Grill on the Hill at Glenlaurel FRIDAY & SATURDAY 

14940 Mount Olive Road, Rockbridge; 740-385-4070; glenlaurel.com; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join us for Chill and Grill on Friday and Saturday from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. The All You Can Eat Dinner features Chef hand-cut steak and chicken grilled to order plus an array of composed salads and side dishes. $30.00 per person. Beer and wine available.

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 while you listen to R&R Accoustic Friday, and Rick Barr Saturday. Check out their Facebook page for details of guest foodtrucks, appetizer trays are always available.

John Glenn Astronomy Park events (weather dependent) FRIDAY & SATURDAY

John Glenn Astronomy Park, 20531 OH-664 Scenic, Logan; jgap.info or FaceBook; 8:45 p.m. Friday, 5:00 p.m. & 8:45 p.m. Saturday

Programs at the John Glenn Astronomy Park will take place both during the evening and daytime.

Visitors to JGAP during the day will get views of the closest star to the Earth, our own Sun, through telescopes with special filters. Families will also enjoy astronomical activities in and around the park. Have you ever wondered how big the Solar System really is? A "solar system walk" will show, and amaze, you.

At night, visitors will get a chance to see stunning views through the enormous 28-inch telescope in the roll-off roof observatory. The moon, planets, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies will be seen. And, if there happens to be a bright comet in view, we will look at that too!.

Folks have loved our programs so much that we have run out of room for your cars! A few recent programs we have had to turn people away for lack of room. This overwhelming response has required us to retool things somewhat.

Even though we will be limiting the number of cars, we will not be limiting the number of people at our programs. If you are one of acts who can fit 20 folks into a VW Beetle, great!

In addition, we beg you not to make the dangerous (and illegal) decision to park along route 664. Please do not do this.

 

Share My Campfire

Hocking Hills State Park; St. Rt. 664 S; Logan; 740-385-6841; 9:00 p.m. FREE

Meet the naturalist at the fire pit located in the cabin area to listen to or tell stories and make s'mores. (S'more's provided)

Saturday, September 15

Hocking Hills Indian Run

Old Man's Cave, SR 664-S, Logan; 740-385-2750; explorehockinghills.com; 60K begins at 7 a.m., 40K beings at 8 a.m., other races have individual starts between 9 and 11 a.m.

40th Annual Hocking Hills Indian Run. 5K, 10K, 20K, 40K and 60K races beginning at the Hocking Hills State Park Naturalist Cabin, with the trail winding through vast wooded areas of the State Park and Hocking State Forest, crossing streams, deep gorges, shimmering waterfalls, lush forests and country roads, leading uphill and down.

Lancaster Farmers' Market EVERY SATURDAY UNTIL OCTOBER 16

West Chestnut Street between Broad and Columbus, Lancaster; lancasterohfarmersmarket.org; 8 a.m. -12 noon

Your Source for Fresh, Local Produce, Meat, Crafts, Baked Goods, Flowers, and More.

Athens Farmers' Market

1000 East State Street, Athens; 740-593-6763; 9-12 pm Saturdays, 9-1 pm Wednesdays.

he market features local & organic produce, fresh fruits, meats, cheeses, eggs, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, bedding plants, flowers, shrubs, jams, salsas and much more.

Laurelville Farmers' & Artisans Market

Laurelville Elementary School, 16138 Pike Street, Laurelville; See Faceboook; From 9:00 a.m.

Come visit Laurelville Elementary School for the Farmer's & Artisans Market. All are welcome from 9:00 a.m.! Come by to meet your local Farmers, Bakers, Crafters & Jelly Makers. FREE crayons and coloring pages for the kids.

Mountain Heritage Fall Festival

Tar Hollow State Park, 16396 Tar Hollow Rd, Laurelville; 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Mountain Heritage weekend at Tar Hollow State Park, Laurelville - crafts, games, hayrides, square dance and much more!

Hocking Hills Shuttle

Saturdays until October 28; 740-385-2750; explorehockinghills.com Now only $5

A bus service to take you from Old Man's Cave with bus stops through the State Park. Use for a one way hike and return to your vehicle via the shuttle! Take your dog, as 4 legged friends are welcome! Tickets to ride are $5 per traveler, are valid all day and are available at Homegrown on Main, the Welcome Center or on the bus. Shuttles run in a loop of the park throughout the day approximately every 30 minutes. Stops include Old Man's Cave, Cedar Falls, Ash Cave and Whispering Cave. If you are already in the state park you may purchase a shuttle ticket with cash from the bus driver or at the Campground Office during service hours at indicated route stops.

 

Get on the right track - the Hocking Valley Scenic Rwy

Nelsonville Depot, 33 W Canal Street, Nelsonville; hvsry.org; 740-753-9531; Noon & 2:30 p.m. ; Up to $17

Ride our vintage railroad cars along the Hocking River Valley Saturday's and Sundays. Trains depart our depot in Nelsonville at Noon and 2:30 p.m. from May 26th thru October 28th

Noon - The Haydenville train is the shorter of our regular weekend trains. It operates round-trip from the Nelsonville Depot to Haydenville, lasting approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. It is the same route to and from Haydenville; the train simply reverses direction by moving the locomotive to the other end of the train.

Along the way, you'll pass by the remains of Hocking Canal Lock No. 19 and follow the Hocking River. On-board narration will provide history of the area and railroad, and point out other points of interest. You'll also get a glimpse of the current industry in the Valley including a lumber facility.

2:30 p.m - The East Logan train runs the entire length of our track, and is, as a result, the longer train of our regular weekend trains. It operates round-trip from the Nelsonville Depot to East Logan, lasting approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Live Music at the Rockside Winery & Vineyards

2363 Lancaster Newark Road NE, Lancaster; 740-687-4414; rocksidewinery.com; 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

You've worked hard this week. Now it's time to WINE down at Rockside Winery & Vineyards. You deserve it! Enjoy excellent wine, BBQ, music and conversation in our beautiful vineyard setting.

Wine, beer and local bourbon whiskey is available for purchase at RockSide Winery & Vineyards. No outside alcohol is permitted.

Sunday, September 16

Scalawags & Renegades

Rock House, 16526 St. Rt. 374, Laurelville; 740-385-6841; 9:00 a.m. FREE

The Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters. Meet at the Shelter House at the Rock House to hike and explore our local history.

The Great Migration Challenge

Naturalist Cabin at Old Man's Cave, SR 664-S, Logan; 740-385-6841; 1:00 p.m. Free

Migration is a challenge for the birds! Come to the naturalist cabin located by the A frame bridge to play a game and learn more about migration.

Tuesday, September 18

John Moreland at Stuart's Opera House

Stuart's Opera House, Public Square, Nelsonville; 740-753-1924; stuartsoperahouse.org; From $24; 8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

After blowing audiences away at NMF16, John Moreland returns to Nelsonville to play a duo show on the Stuart's stage, don't miss this one.

Wednesday, September 19

Yoga

Bowen House, 196 N. Market Street, Logan; bowenhouse.org; 740-385-0344; 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. $5

Join us a at 5:30 PM on Wednesdays with Jeannie Faulkner. Class is open to all. No pre-registration is necessary.

Thursday, September 20

 

Bike Night at Brewery 33 EVERY THURSDAY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 27

12684 College Prospect Dr, Logan; brewery33.com; 740-385-6033; 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Join us every Thursday night for our Bike Nights, FREE LIVE music, Food Trucks, door prizes, 50/50s and much more! Great Beer, Great food and Great Music! Tonight will be Steve Zarate with food from The Rolling Pin.

Historic Lantern Tour of Ash Cave

Ash Cave, St Rt 56 near 374, Logan; 740-385-6841; 9:00 p.m. 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)

 

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 athensfarmersmarket.org for more information.

 

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 athensfarmersmarket.org 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.

 

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.

 

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 - Yoga at the Bowen House - Join yoga instructor Jeannie Faulkner at 5:30 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.

  

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.explorehockinghills.com
13178 State Route 664 South
Logan, OH 43138

 

 

 

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