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Seeds of Change

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Apr 20 (Sat)
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Visit Rising Park on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to join Lancaster Parks Recreation, Fairfield County DD, and Lancaster and Fairfield Community Action for a fun day celebrating Earth Day This is a great event for families or those with a love for nature. Learn about protecting the planet while enjoying fresh air at the park

Live Music at Hunter Street Saloon

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Apr 20 (Sat)
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Sabbath, a Black Sabbath tribute band will be performing live at Hunter Street Saloon in Logan.21 Event9pmTickets Available on www.skeletix.com

Rock Painting

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Apr 20 (Sat)
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Come create some painted rocks for your home or our wildflower garden at the Visitor Center. Join us at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. Wear clothing that you dont mind getting paint on. 10AM - 11AM

Resident Raptors

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Apr 20 (Sat)
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Free
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Come check out some of our resident raptors at the Hocking Hills Lodge. Learn how these critters survive in our rolling hills and forests. 2PM - 3PM

The Bright Moon Rises - Jupiter Bows Out

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Apr 20 (Sat)
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The moon is almost full this weekend, so we will again be focusing on it as it rises after dark. This is the last chance to see Jupiter before it dives into the sunset. Get your free parking pass at registration.jgap.org. This program can go over estimated end times. Learn more at https://jgap.info/8PM - 12AM

Monthly Nature Hike

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Apr 21 (Sun)
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Free
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Join the adventure in 2024 by hiking in Lancasters parks Lancaster Parks Recreation outdoor education staff will be leading monthly nature hikes in various parks. Each hike is moderate paced involving 2 miles on uneven terrain. Registration is not mandatory, but will allow the staff to email updates on the hikes directly to you.Free online registration is found at LancasterParks.com. For more information, email alleyparkoeyahoo.com.

Sensory Walk

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Apr 21 (Sun)
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Find your way to the Ash Cave Trailhead and we will take a walk through the area to find things we can see, hear, touch, and smell. All abilities welcome. 10AM - 11AM

The Game of Life

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Apr 21 (Sun)
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Free
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Test your luck, spin the wheel, and see how your survive as Ohios state mammal, the White tailed Deer. Join us at the Hocking Hills Lodge. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Week of Wildflower Hikes Fire Tower

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Apr 22 (Mon)
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Join us for an approximately 2 mile round trip hike from the Ash Cave Fire Tower to Ash Cave and back. Meet us at the Ash Cave Fire Tower Parking lot on 374 S for a meander over rolling hills to find a variety of native wildflowers Be prepared for a possibly muddy hike.10AM - 12PM

Week of Wildflower Hikes Rose Lake

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Apr 23 (Tue)
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Free
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Join us for an approximately 2.5 mile round trip hike around Rose Lake. Meet us at the Rose Lake Fishermans Parking Lot on 374 S for a hike along the edge of Rose Lake. We will have to look out for roots and rocks along the edge of the lake.10AM - 1PM

Old Mans Cave Hike

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Apr 23 (Tue)
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Free
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Join us every Tuesday at 10 am for a one mile hike through Old Mans Cave to celebrate 75 years of parks and 100 years of Hocking Hills public trails. This moderate, one mile hike begins in front of the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. 10AM - 11AM

Week of Wildflower Hikes Whispering Cave

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Apr 24 (Wed)
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Free
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Join us for an approximately 2 mile round trip hike down past Whispering Cave to the Hemlock Bridge and back. Meet us at the Hikers Pavilion at the Hocking Hills Lodge. This hike will be rugged and rocky. Be prepared for inclines up and down the hill. 10AM - 12PM

From Struggle to Strength

Date
Apr 24 (Wed) thru Apr 28 (Sun)
Price
Free - $5
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Phone
740-681-1423

By way of stunning photographs and stories, meet a group of Central Ohio residents who were once forced to flee their homes and become among the millions of refugees who have found hope and resilience in the face of adversity. Through the lens of award-winning photographer Tariq Tarey, discover how these individuals endured their arduous journeys to find a place to rebuild their lives. They are not just numbers. They are people with stories to share. Come and be inspired by their resilience, from Struggle to Strength.This exhibition is funded in part by the Ohio Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission and by PNC Arts Alive.Visit the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio between January 27 and April 28 to explore this free exhibit. Go to the Decorative Arts Center of Ohios website for more information on past and future exhibits.

Week of Wildflower Hikes Cedar Falls

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Apr 25 (Thu)
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Free
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Join us for a 1 mile round trip hike around Cedar Falls. Meet us at Trailhead H at the Cedar Falls parking lot. This hike will contain stairs and rocks that we will have to navigate over. 10AM - 11AM

Spring at the Round Barn 2024

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Apr 26 (Fri) thru Apr 27 (Sat)
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Spring at the Round Barn is held at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds on April 26 and 27, 2024.Join Vintage Made Market for a fun, fresh, spring market filled with 150 talented modern makers, purveyors of authentic vintage finds, mobile clothing boutiques, designers, growers, and bakers gathered from all across the Midwest. There will be food trucks, live music, and a 2 day shopping experience like no other at the charming and historic Fairfield County FairgroundsEarly Bird TicketsAdmission: Friday, April 26, 4-8 p.m.$7 if pre-purchased online$10 at the gateGeneral AdmissionAdmission: Saturday, April 27, 9am 5pm$5 at the gateEnjoy free admission after 3 p.m. SaturdayAt this event, expect free and ample parking. Those aged 14 or younger are free to get in. Porters are around to help carry and load large items.

Week of Wildflower Hikes Conkles Hollow Gorge

Date
Apr 26 (Fri)
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Free
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Join us for a 1 mile round trip through the gorge at nearby Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve. Meet us at the Conkles Hollow parking lot. This will be a paved trail with steps at the far end. Pets are not allowed on this hike. 10AM - 11AM

The Moon Rises Late

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Apr 26 (Fri)
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With the moon out of the way for a while, we will be able to admire The Galaxies in Leo, the Beehive cluster in Cancer the Crab, and the rich star cluster M35 in Gemini. Get your free parking pass at registration.jgap.org. This program can go over estimated end times. Learn more at https://jgap.info/8:15PM - 12AM

Hocking Hills Cars and Coffee Season 4 Opener

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Apr 27 (Sat)
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First meet of 2024 and we will be back at Hungry BuffaloMeet is rain or shine.We will be hosting a post meet cruise, check the page for details on our newly structured cruise platform. We have worked hard on the off-season to offer a better cruise experience for allAll vehicles welcome as well as friendly leashed dogsBreakfast and coffee will be available for purchase at Hungry Buffalos back patio.We will also have our merch table set up for you to purchase stickers and shirts.Do not miss this one9AM - 1130AM

Seeds of Change

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Apr 27 (Sat)
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Visit Rising Park on Saturday, April 20 and Saturday, April 27 to celebrate Earth Day 2024 with some of Lancasters community partners Sponsored by Lancaster Parks and Recreation, Lancaster Fairfield Community Action Recycling Center, and Lancaster Tree Commission, there will be activities and take home information for all ages. This is a great event for families or those with a love for nature. Learn about protecting the planet while enjoying fresh air at the park11am - 3pm

The Moon Rises Late

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Apr 27 (Sat)
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With the moon out of the way for a while, we will be able to admire The Galaxies in Leo, the Beehive cluster in Cancer the Crab, and the rich star cluster M35 in Gemini. Get your free parking pass at registration.jgap.org. This program can go over estimated end times. Learn more at https://jgap.info/8:15PM - 12AM

Week of Wildflower Hikes Ash Cave

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Apr 27 (Sat)
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Free
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Join us for a half mile round trip hike to Ash Cave and back. Meet us at Trail O at the Ash Cave parking lot. One half of this hike will be paved and the second half of this hike will include stairs and roots. 10AM - 11AM

Ash Cave Spring Drum Circle and Healing Gathering

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Apr 28 (Sun)
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Donations Welcome
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Come and join us once again at the Cave for our Spring Drumming Gathering Celebration Its going to be a fantastic day filled with music, laughter, and good vibes. Dont forget to bring a blanket or chair to get cozy, some snacks to keep your energy up, and, of course, your drumsThe festivities will kick off at 11 a.m. and we will be enjoying each others company, drumming, dancing, and having fun until around 4 p.m. Around 3:30, well be holding our drum healing session, which is always a beautiful and powerful experience.11AM - 4PMFamily Event So No Drugs or Alcohol.We cant wait to see all of your smiling faces there It is going to be a day filled with peace, love, and unity.

Recycled Bird Feeders

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Apr 28 (Sun)
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Free
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Come make your own bird feeder out of a recycled bottle. All materials provided but feel free to bring your own bottle Join us at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. 10AM - 11AM

Intro to Birding

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Apr 28 (Sun)
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Free
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Interested in watching and knowing birds Come join us at the Hocking Hills Lodge and learn the names and characteristics of some common species in Ohio. Ask questions about equipment, resources, and practices from our naturalists. 2PM - 3PM

Old Mans Cave Hike

Date
Apr 30 (Tue)
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Free
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Join us every Tuesday at 10 am for a one mile hike through Old Mans Cave to celebrate 75 years of parks and 100 years of Hocking Hills public trails. This moderate, one mile hike begins in front of the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. 10AM - 11AM

Urban Air Wake Up Downtown

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May 2 (Thu) thru May 5 (Sun)
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Free
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Logans historic downtown streets will be car-free, making way for Airstreams and a lively pedestrian mall. Our mission: Wake Up Downtown with live music, restaurants, Airstream experts, factory tours, and more

Spring Fling: Sips and Flowers

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May 4 (Sat)
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$15
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At this special event, we are merging the beauty of flowers with the charm of vintage airstreams. Begin your delightful journey by collecting a complimentary flower or drink at any of the participating local businesses.The event begins at 3:00 PM but you can check-in at Hocking Hills Bagel Company starting at 2:30 PM. By the end, you will be refreshed and have a perfect bouquet of flowers Every stop that you make and shop if you spend 1.00 Min you will enter your name into a drawing to win a gift cardPurchase Tickets at: https://app.evolvedtickets.com/public/event/spring-fling-sips-flowers

Rock This Way live at Hunter Street Saloon

Date
May 4 (Sat)
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$5 Cover
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QFM96 House Band, Rock This Way, will be performing live at Hunter Street Saloon in Logan. Theme Party: May The Fourth Be With You... Star Wars21 Event - Must Have Valid Id9pm

Starbrick Music Festival - That ARENA ROCK SHOW

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Jun 8 (Sat)
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The Party Event of the Summer Starbrick Music FestivalOur Music Festival is a blend of Country and Classic 70/80/90s rock music, that will take you back with the best hits of the ages Music like Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, ACDC, Van Halen, KISS, Queen, Motley Crue, Journey and more will have you rocking all night With a packed weekend of camping, craft vendors and more - this is not something you want to miss out on For full lineup, ticketing, and more go to https://starbrickmusicfestival.com/

Washboard Arts and Music Festival

Date
Jun 13 (Thu) thru Jun 15 (Sat)
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Free
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washboardfestgmail.com
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Logan, Ohio celebrates The Washboard Arts and Music Festival on Fathers Day weekend. Home to Columbus Washboard Company, the last U.S. manufacturer. It began in the 1800s for affordable family music. Join us in Hocking Hills for unique music, car show, arts, crafts, kids activities, factory tours, and more Dont miss Ohios Most Unique Music Festival

Hocking House Annual Garden Art Happening

Date
Jun 29 (Sat) thru Jun 30 (Sun)
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Free
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Phone
740-385-4166

Garden tour, plant sale, and art show featuring Jeans unique sculptures and other fine craftsmen. Wear a mask for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Safety is our top priority.

Lilyfest

Date
Jul 12 (Fri) thru Jul 14 (Sun)
Price
Free Donations accepted.
Contact
Lilyfest Committee
Phone
740-969-2873

13200 Little Cola Rd., Rockbridge. Free to all.Join us for Art, Music, and the beautiful Bishop Educational GardensPlease keep pets at home, only service animals are allowed. We look forward to seeing you, consider carpooling to help keep parking congestion to a minimum, thank you$5 Parking Donationshttps://lilyfest.com/

Starbrick Music Series - Evan Dean band

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Jul 13 (Sat)
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$10 - $29
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The Adventure Pro Store is kicking off the first of their Music Series this summer with the Evan Dean Band Rock/Blues/Soul and American Engine Diesel Fueled Rock Come and enjoy food, drinks and live music this summer at Adventure Pro Store in Nelsonville Ohio6PM - 11PMFor full lineup, ticketing, and more go to:https://app.evolvedtickets.com/public/event/starbrick-concert-series-evan-dean-band-american-engine

Nelsonville Music Festival

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Jul 26 (Fri) thru Jul 28 (Sun)
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Prices Very
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740-753-1924

Set in the beautiful rolling hills of Southeast Ohio, the 18th annual Nelsonville Music Festival will take place July 26-28, 2024 at Snow Fork Event Center.The 3-day event billboard magazine calls, one of the best-kept secrets of the U.S. music festival circuit, offers a diverse lineup of 40 national, regional, and local acts from a variety of genres in an intimate setting, along with camping, kids activities, unique artisan and retail vendors, local food, and moreNMF is a production of Stuarts Opera House, a non-profit historic theater and performing arts center in Nelsonville. All proceeds raised at the festival directly support Stuarts Opera House, including its tuition-free Arts Education programs.Tickets and more information at nelsonvillefest.org.

Hocking Hills Bigfoot Festival

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Aug 2 (Fri) thru Aug 3 (Sat)
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Free
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Bea Phillips
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Come join us at the 2024 Bigfoot Festival held in Downtown Logan. Free and Family Friendly. Come enjoy food, music, speakers, and plenty of vendors For more info go to https://hockinghillsbigfootfestival.com/

Starbrick Music Series - Heart Break Ridge Band

Date
Aug 3 (Sat)
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$10 G.A. / $29 V.I.P
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The Starbrick Music Series welcomes the Heart Break Ridge Band and the Big Gas BandCome and enjoy food, drinks and live music this summer at Adventure Pro Store in Nelsonville Ohio6PM-11PMFor full lineup, ticketing, and more go to:https://app.evolvedtickets.com/public/event/starbrick-concert-series-heart-break-ridge-band-keith-mcgrath-big-gas-band

Hippie Fest

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Aug 10 (Sat) thru Aug 11 (Sun)
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$25 single day/ $40 two days
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Hippie Fest: Family-friendly art festival at Hocking County Fairground, Logan, OH, on August 10-11, 2024. Live music, vendor booths, vintage cars, tie-dye, bubbles, food, and more. All ages welcome. Tickets at HippieFest.org. Festival Hours: Noon - 7PM Both DaysNo pets or alcohol.https://www.hippiefest.org/

Bowen House Art Festival

Date
Aug 10 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
740-503-1884

Join us from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a showcase of Southeast Ohios top artists. Browse and purchase their creations while enjoying live music, beautiful gardens, and delicious eats from the Chubby Hawaiian food truck. Handmade glass, baskets, soaps, ceramics, and more. Contact Jenny at 740 503-1884 or bowenhouse146gmail.com for vendor inquiries.

Hocking Hills End of Summer Fest

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Aug 24 (Sat) thru Aug 25 (Sun)
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$10.00 per car load
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Prepare for the upcoming Hocking Hills End Of Summer Fest, promising an exuberant ambiance and festive spirit Envision a sprawling 30-acre venue nestled within the picturesque Hocking Hills, featuring a diverse lineup of skilled artists, delectable food offerings, and captivating music. Save the date for the final weekend of August, rally your friends, and brace yourself for an unforgettable experience Explore further details at Eventsinthehills.com. Embrace the enthusiasm and gear up for a remarkable festival celebration Address: 38109 St Rt 56 New Plymouth, OH 45654, United States

2024 Hocking Hills Craft Show

Date
Aug 24 (Sat) thru Aug 25 (Sun)
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$10 per Car
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The 4th annual Hocking Hills Craft Show will feature dozens of local art and craft vendors, live music and food. The Hocking Hills Craft Show is the largest annual craft show in the Hocking Hills and is located in the heart of the Hocking Hills, hilltop, near the Hocking Hills State Park. The show admission is $10 per car, so come early to grab a great deal.Opens Aug 24th at 9AMCloses Aug 25th at 5PM

Starbrick Music Series - GrainFed

Date
Aug 31 (Sat)
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$10 G.A. / $29 V.I.P
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The Starbrick Music Series welcomes GrainFed unapologetic country/rock/and bluegrass and A Common Wealth Band high energy Southern RockCome and enjoy food, drinks and live music this summer at Adventure Pro Store in Nelsonville Ohio6PM-11PMFor full lineup, ticketing, and more go to:https://app.evolvedtickets.com/public/event/starbrick-concert-series-grainfed-and-a-common-wealth-band

Hocking Hills Trail Run

Date
Sep 21 (Sat)
Price
Free
Contact
Phone
740-385-2750

46th Annual Hocking Hills Trail Run offers runners the chance to test their abilities on the gorgeous yet technical features of the Hocking Hills and State Park in either a 60k, 40k, 20k, 10k, or 5k race options. Its not all about winning. Walkers and pets on leashes are welcome too. Meetup at Old Mans Cave Naturalist CabinFirst Race Start at 7AMFor More Information and Registration visit: https://www.explorehockinghills.com/things-to-do/hocking-hills-trail-run/

Forest Hill Fall Fest

Date
Sep 28 (Sat) thru Sep 29 (Sun)
Price
$10.00 per car load
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The Forest Hill Fall Fest is an annual craft show hosted at Sluss Farms. Sluss Farms has over 30 acres of beautiful Hocking Hills terrain. Featuring a pond and onsite parking that can hold an abundance of different Crafters, Artists, Food Vendors, and outdoor music. Come join us the last weekend in September and bring all your friends and family to join us. If you would like more information Join us At Eventsinthehills.com. There you can find more information about the even Location: 38109 St Rt 56 New Plymouth, OH 45654, United States

Grandma Gatewood Fall Colors Hike

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Oct 12 (Sat)
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Join us for our annual fall colors hike and take in the scenery along the Grandma Gatewood trail. We will be hiking roughly 6 miles on this trail from Old Mans Cave to Cedar Falls and back.9AM - 1PM

Halloween Night Hike At Ash Cave

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Oct 25 (Fri)
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Join us at Ash Cave for a spooky lantern lit hike to Ash Cave. 7PM - 9PM