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May 27 (Sat)
thru
Oct 29 (Sun)

2:30 PM to East Logan Train Ride

2:30 pm Our East Logan train is the longest of the regular weekend trains and operates every Saturday and Sunday between Memorial Day and the last full weekend of October. The train departs the Nelsonville Depot for a round-trip ride along the historic Hocking River Valley. Along the way, we will pass through the historic company town of Haydenville, which was the last company town in Ohio. It was once part of a large brick and clay company known in its later days as NATCO. Other sights along the trip include one of the remaining Hocking Canal locks, an active gravel mine, the Hocking River, and, of course, the hills of the Hocking River Valley. Duration of ride: Approximately two hours

Cost: $12-17 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Location: 33 W. Canal Street, Nelsonville Ohio (740-753-9531)

In Town
May 27 (Sat)
thru
Oct 29 (Sun)

12:00 Noon to Haydenville Train Ride

12:00 - 1:30 pm Our Noon train to Haydenville is the shortest trip of our trains. It operates every Saturday and Sunday between Memorial Day weekend and the last full weekend of October. The train departs the Nelsonville Depot for a round-trip ride along the historic Hocking River Valley. Sights along the ride include one of the remaining Hocking Canal locks and the Hocking River.

Cost: $10-13 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Location: 33 W. Canal Street, Nelsonville Ohio (740-753-9531)

In Town
Jun 30 (Fri)
thru
Jul 23 (Sun)

The Untamed, Undomesticated, Natural,Wild Women

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Friday - Opening Night during Nelsonville Final Friday. Normal Hours are: 10 am - 5 pm Monday-Saturday, 12-5 pm Sunday. The Untamed, Undomesticated, Natural and Wild women of Starbrick - In their natural habitat... the wild women of Starbrick will consider sharing their visions with you.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Starbrick Cooperative Gallery, Phone: 740-753-1011

Location: Starbrick Gallery, 21 West Columbus Street, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Jul 1 (Sat)

Reptiles

11:00 am Come down to the Naturalist Cabin to learn about the reptiles that make Hocking Hills State Park their home.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6842

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio (740-385-6841)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 1 (Sat)

Return of the Bobcat

7:00 pm. After a 150 year absence, the bobcat has returned to Ohio. Join our special guest, wildlife biologist Cheryl Mollohon, for a presentation about when and where bobcat females den and raise their kittens in southeast Ohio. This program will also provide current information about Ohios other native wild cat, the mountain lion or cougar. Meet in the lodge Chickadee room.

Cost: Free

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-3570

Location: Rt. 2, Box 159, Glouster Ohio (740-767-3797)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Jul 1 (Sat)

Naturalist Cabin Open

4:00 pm Stop by the naturalist cabin located behind the Old Man's Cave visitor center for a closer look at some of the local area history. Learn a new game from days gone by or see how the pioneers lived.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 2 (Sun)

Cedar Falls Stroll

9:00 am. Stroll with the naturalist and explore Cedar Falls. You will discover the natural and cultural history of this area of the park.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Cedar Falls, State Route 374, South Bloomingville Ohio (740-385-6842)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 16 miles
Jul 2 (Sun)

Archery

3:00 pm Meet the naturalist at the archery range to learn some basic archery skills. Bows will be available to shoot during this program. The Hocking Hills Archery Range is open 7 days a week free of charge and can be found at this address: 20307-20321 OH-664 Scenic, Logan, OH 43138.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 2 (Sun)

Hocking's Birds of Prey

12:00 pm Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a closer look at Ohio s hawks, owls, eagles and vultures.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 3 (Mon)

Making Tracks

2:00 pm Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin to learn about animals that make the Hocking Hills home and the tracks they make.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 3 (Mon)

Fishing

9:00 am. Join the naturalist at the Rose Lake to try your hand at catching fish. Poles and bait will be provided. Participants 16 and over will need to have a fishing license to fish.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Rose Lake, SR 664 South, Logan Ohio (740-385-6561)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 16 miles
Jul 4 (Tue)

Spiders, Dispelling The Myths

2:00 pm Have you heard that daddy long legs are the most poisonous spider alive but their mouths are too small to bite? Let us learn more about spiders and gain a greater understanding of their importance. Come to the Naturalists Cabin to find out more.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 5 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Jul 6 (Thu)

Trees of the Hocking Hills

2:00 pm Meet at the Whispering Cave trail head located at the dining lodge parking area for a leafed discovery hike through this beautiful area.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6842

Location: Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 S, Logan Ohio (740-380-0400)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 7 (Fri)

Evening Kayaking On Rose Lake

7:00 pm. Space is limited and you must sign up in person at the camp store. Participants will meet at Rose Lake. Although we will not plan to get wet please come prepared to get wet. No open toe shoes and please bring along plenty to drink.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Rose Lake, SR 664 South, Logan Ohio (740-385-6561)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 16 miles
Jul 7 (Fri)

Hockings Wildlife at the Cabin

2 pm. Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Mans Cave Visitors Center. As you pass by on your hike today stop by the Naturalist Cabin, located behind the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center, to explore and take a closer look at some of our native residents. Naturalist will be available for discussion and to answer questions.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 7 (Fri)

Music in Worthington Park Gazebo

7:00 pm Music in the Park summer music series. Friday night concerts in downtown Logan at the corner of Market and Main Streets. Featuring a mix of country, bluegrass, classic rock and Western Swing. Bring lawn chairs or blankets as park seating is limited. Concerts generally proceed rain or shine except in the event of dangerous conditions. Food and beverages are available in the park courtesy of the Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter volunteers - by donation - or bring your own picnic basket. Alcohol and smoking prohibited. July 7th - New Jeans Band - classic rock and roll and country tunes. July 14th - Hocking Valley Bluegrass - bluegrass music July 21st - Open Rail Bluegrass - bluegrass music July 28th - Saving Grace Gospel - gospel music August 4th - Persuaded Southern Gospel - gospel music August 11th - Three Chords and A Beer - classic rock band August 18th - Mike Sigler and the Nashville North Band - classic country and gospel music.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: John Graham, Phone: 740-746-8233

Location: Worthington Park Gazebo, Corner of Main & Market Sts. , Logan Ohio (740-385-6964)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Jul 8 (Sat)

Rose Lake Stand Up Paddle Board SUP Excursion

2:00 pm Ever wanted to try your hand at SUP.. Maybe you have been paddling for a while and want to learn more. Well, join the naturalist instructor who will teach participants the proper handling and control of a SUP along with the proper gear. Equipment will be provided. Pre-registration is required for this trip and you must sign up in person at the camp office. Trip size is limited so register early. Please wear clothing to get wet, no open toe shoes and bring along plenty to drink.

Cost: Free/Registration Required

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Rose Lake, SR 664 South, Logan Ohio (740-385-6561)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 16 miles
Jul 8 (Sat)

Conkle's Creep

9:00 am Conkle s Hollow State Nature Preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills. Join the naturalist for a short hike to find out why. Meet in the parking area.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Conkle's Hollow Nature Preserve, Big Pine Road, Logan Ohio (740-385-6842)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 18 miles
Jul 8 (Sat)

Mitch Kirkpatrick with Modern Society Tour

5:00 - 11:00 pm. Gates open at 2:00 pm. Mitch Kirkpatrick headlining with appearances from Jacob Lones, Lincoln and Valerie Mash, and Will Thimmes.

Cost: $11.50 per person

Contact: Hocking County Fairgrounds, Phone: 740-385-6704

Location: 150 North Homer Avenue, Logan Ohio (740-385-3222)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 10 miles
Jul 8 (Sat)

Ohios Friendliest Train Robbery

6:00 pm Departure. Our ever-popular Ohios Friendliest Train Robbery trains are family-friendly and feature a group of bandits on horseback making an attempt to rob the train. Now, before you think, -Rob the train...-, we distribute play money to everyone before the train departs. The -robbers- then come through and collect the play money once they are able to stop the train. Guns are used but only with blanks, and we maintain a safe atmosphere for everyone aboard. These trains tend to sell out quickly, so make sure you reserve your seat as early as possible. We have three Robbery Trains scheduled for 2017: June 17th, July 8th, and August 5th. Duration of ride: Approximately two hours.

Cost: $17-21 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Location: 33 W. Canal Street, Nelsonville Ohio (740-753-9531)

In Town
Jul 9 (Sun)

Games of the Past

2:00 pm. Meet at the Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Mans Cave Visitors Center to learn about some of the fun things that pioneer children did when they had free time. Try your hand at some of the games and activities. As you pass by on your hike today stop by the Naturalist Cabin, located behind the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center, to explore and take a closer look at some of our native residents. Naturalist will be available for discussion and to answer questions.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 12 (Wed)

Butterflies

2:00 pm Come to the Naturalist Cabin to find out more about these winged beauties.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 12 (Wed)

Historic Lantern Tour of Ash Cave

9:00 pm. 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. No pets please at the lantern tour.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Ash Cave, State Route 56, South Bloomingville Ohio (740-385-6842)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 12 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Jul 13 (Thu)

Creeking

2:00 pm. Take a closer look at the crawly critters that live in the creeks and streams around the Hocking Hills. Meet at the shelter house at Ash Cave. Please wear sturdy shoes and clothes you can get muddy. Flip flops are not recommended.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6561

Location: Ash Cave, State Route 56, South Bloomingville Ohio (740-385-6842)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 14 (Fri)

Morning Kayak Excursion on Rose Lake

9:00 am. Space is limited and you must sign up in person at the camp store. Participants will meet at Rose Lake. Although we will not plan to get wet please come prepared to get wet. No open toe shoes and please bring along plenty to drink.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Rose Lake, SR 664 South, Logan Ohio (740-385-6561)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 16 miles
Jul 14 (Fri)

Hocking's Birds of Prey

2:00 pm Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a closer look at Ohio s hawks, owls, eagles and vultures.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 14 (Fri)

Music in Worthington Park Gazebo

7:00 pm Music in the Park summer music series. Friday night concerts in downtown Logan at the corner of Market and Main Streets. Featuring a mix of country, bluegrass, classic rock and Western Swing. Bring lawn chairs or blankets as park seating is limited. Concerts generally proceed rain or shine except in the event of dangerous conditions. Food and beverages are available in the park courtesy of the Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter volunteers - by donation - or bring your own picnic basket. Alcohol and smoking prohibited. July 14th - Hocking Valley Bluegrass - bluegrass music July 21st - Open Rail Bluegrass - bluegrass music July 28th - Saving Grace Gospel - gospel music August 4th - Persuaded Southern Gospel - gospel music August 11th - Three Chords and A Beer - classic rock band August 18th - Mike Sigler and the Nashville North Band - classic country and gospel music.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: John Graham, Phone: 740-746-8233

Location: Worthington Park Gazebo, Corner of Main & Market Sts. , Logan Ohio (740-385-6964)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Jul 15 (Sat)

Herbavore VS Carnivore

2:00 pm Come to the naturalist cabin to learn what makes these two different kinds of creatures so very important.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 15 (Sat)

ABC Hike

10:00 am Meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and alphabetically discover some species and facts in the Hocking Hills.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 16 (Sun)

Furs, Feathers, Feet and Fangs

2:00 pm Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin to discover the many special wildlife adaptations and discuss how to search for signs of the many species here in the Hocking Hills.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 16 (Sun)

Ash Cave Walk

9:00 am Join the naturalist for a short walk to Ash Cave and discover the unique natural and cultural history of this park.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6561

Location: Ash Cave, State Route 56, South Bloomingville Ohio (740-385-6842)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 19 (Wed)

Naturalist Cabin Open

4:00 pm Stop by the naturalist cabin located behind the Old Man's Cave visitor center for a closer look at some of the local area history. Learn a new game from days gone by or see how the pioneers lived.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 19 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Jul 20 (Thu)

Ash Cave Twilight Hike

8:00 pm. Join the naturalist at the Ash Cave parking lot for a nice twilight stroll to Ash Cave. Please remember once you hike in at night with the naturalist you must stay with the naturalist for the remainder of the hike. No pets please.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6165

Location: Ash Cave, State Route 56, South Bloomingville Ohio (740-385-6842)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 20 (Thu)

Skulls and Claws

5:00 pm Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin to see what critters make the Hocking Hills home.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 21 (Fri)

Music in Worthington Park Gazebo

7:00 pm Music in the Park summer music series. Friday night concerts in downtown Logan at the corner of Market and Main Streets. Featuring a mix of country, bluegrass, classic rock and Western Swing. Bring lawn chairs or blankets as park seating is limited. Concerts generally proceed rain or shine except in the event of dangerous conditions. Food and beverages are available in the park courtesy of the Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter volunteers - by donation - or bring your own picnic basket. Alcohol and smoking prohibited. July 21st - Open Rail Bluegrass - bluegrass music July 28th - Saving Grace Gospel - gospel music August 4th - Persuaded Southern Gospel - gospel music August 11th - Three Chords and A Beer - classic rock band August 18th - Mike Sigler and the Nashville North Band - classic country and gospel music.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: John Graham, Phone: 740-746-8233

Location: Worthington Park Gazebo, Corner of Main & Market Sts. , Logan Ohio (740-385-6964)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Jul 21 (Fri)

Terrific Turtles

2:00 pm Stop by the Naturalist Cabin to learn about the turtles that make Hocking Hills their home. Learn about the decline of the Eastern Box Turtle and ways we can help.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 22 (Sat)
Jul 23 (Sun)

Hippie Fest

11:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. $5 Advance Tickets, $10 At Gate, Children 3 and under are free and parking is free. Featuring hundreds of Ohio artists and vendors, local goods, live entertainment, food trucks and groovy vibes! Fun for the whole family. Primitive tent and RV camping is available five miles from the event site.

Cost: $5/advance, $10/gate

Contact: Hippie Fest, Phone: 800-hocking

Location: 28508 Murphy Road, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 15 miles
Jul 22 (Sat)

Whispering Cave Hike

9:00 am Meet the naturalist at the Whispering Cave trail head located by the cabin/lodge area for a moderately strenuously hike to the second largest recess cave East of the Mississippi.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6842

Location: Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 S, Logan Ohio (740-380-0400)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 22 (Sat)

Knot Tying 101

2:00 pm Meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin to learn how to tie some basic knots. Tie boards and ropes will be available so that you can practice.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 23 (Sun)

Bats of Ohio

2:00 pm Meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin to learn about some of the bats that make Ohio their home. Learn about why these winged mammals are so beneficial to humans.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 23 (Sun)

Cantwells Creations

9:00 am The forest and geology at Cantwell Cliffs are some of the most diverse in the park. Meet the naturalist at the parking area for a discovery hike through this unique location.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6541

Location: Cantwell Cliffs, State Route 374, Logan Ohio (740.385.6842)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 19 miles
Jul 26 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Jul 27 (Thu)

Reptiles

11:00 am Come down to the Naturalist Cabin to learn about the reptiles that make Hocking Hills State Park their home.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6842

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio (740-385-6841)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 28 (Fri)

Summer Tree Identification - A Day in the Woods

9am - 3:30pm Lunch and supplies provided. Location: Natural Resource Building, 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, OH Acquire leaf knowledge and other characteristics to identify trees. Use a leaf key to aid in tree identification. Explore the diversity of trees found on sites from floodplain to upper elevation. Experiment with techniques such as branching, form, location, and other characteristics for tree ID.

Cost: $10/person/Register by 7/24/17

Contact: Vinton Furnace State Forest, Phone: 740-596-5212

Location: Hocking College, 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville Ohio (740-753-3591)

In Town
Jul 28 (Fri)

Music in Worthington Park Gazebo

7:00 pm Music in the Park summer music series. Friday night concerts in downtown Logan at the corner of Market and Main Streets. Featuring a mix of country, bluegrass, classic rock and Western Swing. Bring lawn chairs or blankets as park seating is limited. Concerts generally proceed rain or shine except in the event of dangerous conditions. Food and beverages are available in the park courtesy of the Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter volunteers - by donation - or bring your own picnic basket. Alcohol and smoking prohibited. July 28th - Saving Grace Gospel - gospel music August 4th - Persuaded Southern Gospel - gospel music August 11th - Three Chords and A Beer - classic rock band August 18th - Mike Sigler and the Nashville North Band - classic country and gospel music.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: John Graham, Phone: 740-746-8233

Location: Worthington Park Gazebo, Corner of Main & Market Sts. , Logan Ohio (740-385-6964)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Jul 28 (Fri)
thru
Aug 20 (Sun)

Men on Display - New Woodwork and Photography

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Friday - Opening Night during Nelsonville Final Friday. Normal Hours are: 10 am - 5 pm Monday-Saturday, 12-5 pm Sunday. The Starbrick men will present everything possible, the works, the full-monty of new woodwork and photography.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Starbrick Cooperative Gallery, Phone: 740-753-1011

Location: Starbrick Gallery, 21 West Columbus Street, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Jul 29 (Sat)

Trees Please

6:00 pm Meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin to learn about some of the trees in the Hocking Hills and their uses. We will take a short walk to learn ways to identify trees in the area.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6842

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio (740-385-6841)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 29 (Sat)

Share My Campfire

8:30 pm Meet the naturalist at the fire pit area located in the cabin area just past the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge. Listen to or even tell stories and make (and eat) s`mores (S`mores provided.)

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6842

Location: Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 S, Logan Ohio (740-380-0400)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 30 (Sun)

The Awesome Possum

2:00 pm Meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin to find out what is so awesome about this furry creature.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6842

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio (740-385-6841)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 30 (Sun)

Conkle's Creep

9:00 am Conkle s Hollow State Nature Preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills. Join the naturalist for a short hike to find out why. Meet in the parking area.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Conkle's Hollow Nature Preserve, Big Pine Road, Logan Ohio (740-385-6842)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 18 miles
Aug 2 (Wed)

Intimate Evening with Graham Nash

7:30 pm. An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash. A Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a Grammy Award winner. Ticket prices are: Floor $80, Balcony $70, Box Seats $95, all fees included in ticket price. MEET and GREET VIP PACKAGE $375 includes - One reserved ticket in Front Row, Meet and Greet with Graham Nash during intermission, Visit to pre-show Sound Check with Graham Nash, One autographed Graham Nash laminate, One commemorative Graham Nash ticket, Crowd free merchandise shopping, On site VIP staff. All VIP up-charges go to the artist, not Stuarts Opera House. Graham Nash Soundcheck Package $275 includes - One reserved floor ticket within first 5 rows, visit to pre-show Sound Check with Graham Nash, One autographed tour poster, One commemorative Graham Nash laminate, One commemorative Graham Nash ticket, Crowd free merchandise shopping, On site VIP staff. All VIP up-charges go to the artist, not Stuarts Opera House. Guacamole Fund Benefit Ticket $250 includes - In exchange for your payment of $250 to attend the concert, a portion of the net proceeds for each ticket sale will be donated to M.U.S.E. on behalf of Graham Nash. Graham Nashs passionate voice has often been heard in support of peace, and social and environmental justice. During this tour, Graham is partnering with Musicians United for Safe Energy (M.U.S.E.) to raise funds on its behalf by offering you special benefit seating. M.U.S.E. is a non-profit organization that supports organizations worldwide that promote safe, alternative non-nuclear energy.

Cost: $70-$375 per person

Contact: Stuart's Opera House, Phone: 740-753-1924

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Aug 2 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Aug 3 (Thu)
Aug 4 (Fri)
Aug 5 (Sat)
Aug 6 (Sun)

The Great Train Robbery

Come help us rob the Train and join the Posse. Join us on Thursday to begin rehearsal and practice some mounted shooting. Train Robbery will take place on Saturday. Cost to ride: $85 with your own horse (1st or 2nd time), $40 with your own horse (veteran riders), $260 with a rented ranch horse. Not comfortable with riding but still want to participate. Ride the train...

Cost: $85-260 per person

Contact: Smoke Rise Ranch, Phone: 740-767-2624

Location: Smoke Rise Ranch Resort, 6751 Hunterdon Rd, Glouster Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 6 miles
Aug 4 (Fri)

Music in Worthington Park Gazebo

7:00 pm Music in the Park summer music series. Friday night concerts in downtown Logan at the corner of Market and Main Streets. Featuring a mix of country, bluegrass, classic rock and Western Swing. Bring lawn chairs or blankets as park seating is limited. Concerts generally proceed rain or shine except in the event of dangerous conditions. Food and beverages are available in the park courtesy of the Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter volunteers - by donation - or bring your own picnic basket. Alcohol and smoking prohibited. August 4th - Persuaded Southern Gospel - gospel music August 11th - Three Chords and A Beer - classic rock band August 18th - Mike Sigler and the Nashville North Band - classic country and gospel music.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: John Graham, Phone: 740-746-8233

Location: Worthington Park Gazebo, Corner of Main & Market Sts. , Logan Ohio (740-385-6964)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Aug 5 (Sat)

Ohios Friendliest Train Robbery

6:00 pm Departure. Our ever-popular Ohios Friendliest Train Robbery trains are family-friendly and feature a group of bandits on horseback making an attempt to rob the train. Now, before you think, -Rob the train...-, we distribute play money to everyone before the train departs. The -robbers- then come through and collect the play money once they are able to stop the train. Guns are used but only with blanks, and we maintain a safe atmosphere for everyone aboard. These trains tend to sell out quickly, so make sure you reserve your seat as early as possible. We have three Robbery Trains scheduled for 2017: June 17th, July 8th, and August 5th. Duration of ride: Approximately two hours.

Cost: $17-21 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Location: 33 W. Canal Street, Nelsonville Ohio (740-753-9531)

In Town
Aug 9 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Aug 11 (Fri)

Music in Worthington Park Gazebo

7:00 pm Music in the Park summer music series. Friday night concerts in downtown Logan at the corner of Market and Main Streets. Featuring a mix of country, bluegrass, classic rock and Western Swing. Bring lawn chairs or blankets as park seating is limited. Concerts generally proceed rain or shine except in the event of dangerous conditions. Food and beverages are available in the park courtesy of the Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter volunteers - by donation - or bring your own picnic basket. Alcohol and smoking prohibited. August 11th - Three Chords and A Beer - classic rock band August 18th - Mike Sigler and the Nashville North Band - classic country and gospel music.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: John Graham, Phone: 740-746-8233

Location: Worthington Park Gazebo, Corner of Main & Market Sts. , Logan Ohio (740-385-6964)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Aug 16 (Wed)
Aug 17 (Thu)
Aug 18 (Fri)
Aug 19 (Sat)

Parade of the Hills in Nelsonville

10am-11pm Wed/Thu, 11am-12am Fri, 9am-12am Sat. Home of the Ohio State Fiddling Contest. Held annually in August in Nelsonville in the historic Public Square - The Parade of The Hills has become one of the states premiere family festivals. You will be treated to great family entertainment, regional art and home cooking, concessions, midway, carnival, Pie Contest Auction, 5 K run, Kids Street Games, Kids Athletic Day, Parades, The Ohio State Fiddling Contest, and free nightly entertainment. We feature three parades beginning at 6PM; Wednesdays Welcome Home Parade, Thursdays Bicycle Parade and Saturdays Grand Parade.

Cost: Small Fee

Contact: Parade of the Hills, Phone: 740-753-4346

Location: Historic Square Art District, 46 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio (740-753-4863)

In Town
Aug 16 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Aug 18 (Fri)

Music in Worthington Park Gazebo

7:00 pm Music in the Park summer music series. Friday night concerts in downtown Logan at the corner of Market and Main Streets. Featuring a mix of country, bluegrass, classic rock and Western Swing. Bring lawn chairs or blankets as park seating is limited. Concerts generally proceed rain or shine except in the event of dangerous conditions. Food and beverages are available in the park courtesy of the Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter volunteers - by donation - or bring your own picnic basket. Alcohol and smoking prohibited. August 18th - Mike Sigler and the Nashville North Band - classic country and gospel music.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: John Graham, Phone: 740-746-8233

Location: Worthington Park Gazebo, Corner of Main & Market Sts. , Logan Ohio (740-385-6964)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Aug 23 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Aug 25 (Fri)
thru
Sep 24 (Sun)

Wool N Knit - A Family Affair Wizards Yard Sale

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Friday - Opening Night during Nelsonville Final Friday. Normal Hours are: 10 am - 5 pm Monday-Saturday, 12-5 pm Sunday. The finest in wooden whimsy and knitwear for the soul. Master Woodworker and Wizards Representative Paul A. Kerns and his wife, the Knitting Expert Grand Sorceress, Judy Klaer-Kerns.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Starbrick Cooperative Gallery, Phone: 740-753-1011

Location: Starbrick Gallery, 21 West Columbus Street, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Aug 30 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Sep 2 (Sat)

All Caboose Train Ride

11:00 am Departure. We will pull grab all of the cabooses that are privately-owned (as each owner allows at least) and operate our annual all-caboose. Usually we have about five cabooses in the train. The train operates to East Logan and return with photo run-bys (where everyone has the opportunity to de-train and photograph the train passing by before re-boarding) along the way. Seating is incredibly limited (each caboose holds no more than ten people; some are fewer than that), so be sure to reserve your seat as soon as possible. A great trip for any railfan. Duration of ride: Approximately three hours.

Cost: $25 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Location: 33 W. Canal Street, Nelsonville Ohio (740-753-9531)

In Town
Sep 4 (Mon)

Labor Day Train Ride

1:00 pm Departure. The train departs the Nelsonville Depot for a round-trip ride along the historic Hocking River Valley. Along the way, we will pass through the historic company town of Haydenville, which was the last company town in Ohio. It was once part of a large brick and clay company known in its later days as NATCO. Other sights along the trip include one of the remaining Hocking Canal locks, an active gravel mine, the Hocking River, and, of course, the hills of the Hocking River Valley. Duration of ride is approximately one hour and forty-five minutes. You may bring soft drinks and food aboard. No restrooms on the train (available in the depot).

Cost: $12-17 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Location: 33 W. Canal Street, Nelsonville Ohio (740-753-9531)

In Town
Sep 6 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Sep 13 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Sep 14 (Thu)

Galumpha

7:30 pm. Galumpha combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography. The three performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, drawn together into a seamless whole, consistently bringing audiences to their feet. Galumpha is a triumphant mix of art and entertainment, offering world-class, award winning choreography (Edinburgh Festival Critics Choice Award, Moers International Comedy Arts Prize). Formed in 2002 by Andy Horowitz and Greg OBrien, Galumpha delivers a fast-paced, athletic brand of movement, distinctive for its ingenuity. Highlights include -Velcro- as seen on The Late Show with David Letterman, Crook and Chase (TNN) and the 2002 MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon, and -Clackers- seen on MTV, Showtime, A and E, Just for Laughs in Montreal, and by over one billion television viewers around the globe. Other pieces feature experiments in human architecture set to music by Rachmaninov, Mahler and the virtuoso Czech band Jablkon, making for an exceptionally entertaining program.

Cost: Free Show

Contact: Stuart's Opera House, Phone: 740-753-1924

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Sep 15 (Fri)
Sep 16 (Sat)
Sep 17 (Sun)

19th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival

Fri 4pm-midnight. Sat 10am-midnight. Sun 10am-4pm. The 19th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival. What is a Pawpaw...The pawpaw is North American's largest native tree fruit. the fruit has a wonderful creamy texture and a tropical flavor. We hope you come to join the crowds of happy folks at scenic Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio for 3 days of Pawpaw music, food, contests, art, history, education, sustainable living workshops and activities for the kids! Ever heard of the pawpaw fruit... Join pawpaw fanatics from around the country at the peak of the season for a weekend filled with everything pawpaw food, beer, music, art, history, trees, people, and much more. Smell, touch, and taste this wonderful tropical-flavored fruit that has been growing in America for thousands of years and is considered Ohio's first fruit. Southern Ohio is home to some of the largest and best tasting wild pawpaw patches on the planet. The pawpaw is also super nutritious and historically significant. Come wander the hills and discover why George Washington's favorite dessert was chilled pawpaw. Admission is $10.00/one-day pass $20.00 /weekend pass children 12 under free.

Cost: $10-$20 per person

Contact: Ohio Pawpaw Festival, Phone: 740-698-6060

Location: Ohio PawPaw Festival, 5900 US 50, Albany Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Sep 20 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Sep 27 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Sep 29 (Fri)
thru
Oct 22 (Sun)

Starbrick National Salt and Pepper Shaker Show

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Friday - Opening Night during Nelsonville Final Friday. Normal Hours are: 10 am - 5 pm Monday-Saturday, 12-5 pm Sunday. Featuring the spice of life, contemporary salt and peppers from all across the United States. Curios and collectible. Special Feature is Ohio University Ceramic Student work in the windows.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Starbrick Cooperative Gallery, Phone: 740-753-1011

Location: Starbrick Gallery, 21 West Columbus Street, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Oct 4 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Oct 6 (Fri)
thru
Oct 27 (Fri)

October Weekday Fall Foliage

1:00 pm Fridays in October. Due to the incredible popularity of the fall colors of scenic southern Ohio, we operate extra trains on Fridays only in October. These trains are no different than the Noon and 2:30 trains on Saturdays and Sundays, other than an extra option for your trip. Each Friday between October 5th and 27th, one train each day departs the Nelsonville Depot at 1:00 p.m. for a round-trip ride to East Logan. The coaches are heated as weather requires, but we also have both of our open-air cars on the train as well. These trains provide a unique way to experience the fall colors throughout the month of October. Duration of ride: Approximately two hours

Cost: $12-17 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Location: 33 W. Canal Street, Nelsonville Ohio (740-753-9531)

In Town
Oct 7 (Sat)

The Everly Brothers Experience by The Bird Dogs

7:00 pm The Bird Dogs come to the Stuarts stage to present a genuine and youthful Everly Brothers experience. The Zmed brothers, Dylan and Zachary, celebrate the genetic intimacy so ever present in the harmonies created by Don and Phil Everly. When the guitar became electric, The Everly Brothers bridged the gap between Country and Rock and Roll. With countless hits and classics, The Everly Brothers inspired bands like The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, The Kinks, Buddy Holly, and many groups that utilize the blend of two part harmony. Their career spanned three decades and continues to influence artists around the world. Floor: $20 advance $25 door, Balcony: $17 advance $22 door, Box: $25 advance $30 door

Cost: $17-30 per person

Contact: Stuart's Opera House, Phone: 740-753-1924

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Oct 11 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Oct 14 (Sat)

Grandma Gatewood's Fall Colors Hike

1-5pm Bring along a cool drink and celebrate the season's colors. Meet with the naturalist at the Old Man's Cave Visitor Center for a strenuous hike that spans roughly 6 miles of the Grandma Gatewood trail. We will be traversing the section that runs from Old Man's Cave to Cedar Falls and back while enjoying the scenic beauty and cultural personality. This hike does include several hills and steps and is not recommended for the easily winded individual. Approximately 3-4 hours.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Old Man's Cave, 20160 State Route 664 South, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Oct 18 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Oct 21 (Sat)

Ohio Smoked Meat and BBQ Festival

5-10pm. The Ohio Smoked Meat and BBQ Festival originated in 1996 as the first official state of Ohio Championship for smoked meat and BBQ proclaimed by the Governor of Ohio. It is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. Check out Nelsonville and experience Ohio Barbecue at its finest.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Chamber of Commerce, Phone: 740-753-4346

Location: Nelsonville Area Chamber of Commerce, 45 East Canal Street, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Oct 25 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Oct 27 (Fri)
Oct 28 (Sat)
Oct 29 (Sun)

Hocking Halloween Campout

Join with the Haunted Hocking HHIT team as they search for the unexplained at Ash Cave or try your hand at Pumpkin decorating. Registered campers and cabin guests can enjoy a hayride, a family fun spooky movie, site judging, and trick or treat at Old Mans Cave campground. Regular camping cabin fees apply. Ever heard the ghostly woman's cry by Rose Lake at the Hocking Hills State Park campground. Or did you hear about the brakeman who was killed at Moonville Tunnel and who is still said to be swinging his lantern along the abandoned train tracks. What better way to savor the feeling of a good ghost story around the campfire than to jump right in and investigate it. Using an EMF detector to find out if that funny sound was a local bat or. . . maybe a ghost. Hocking Hills State Park Naturalist, Pat Quackenbush, local professional biologists, naturalists and ghost hunters, Haunted Hocking Investigation Team, take to the trails to try to demystify some of the local legends and ghost stories of the region. From owl calling to using night vision tools, visitors get a hands-on experience using authentic ghosts hunting equipment. And don't think for one minute everything has ever been explained on the hike. . . there have been more than a few things that are just simply left to mystery.

Cost: camping/cabin fees, free event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6842

Location: Ash Cave, State Route 56, South Bloomingville Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Oct 27 (Fri)

From Trees to Lumber - A Day in the Woods

9:00 am - 3:30 pm. A Day in The Woods Series. Location: Natural Resource Building, 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, OH Lunch and Handouts provided. Practice chainsaw safety, directional tree felling, limbing, and bucking. Determine the scale (board feet) and grade (quality) of trees and logs. Observe lumber production with a portable sawmill.

Cost: $10/person/Register by10/23/17

Contact: Vinton Furnace State Forest, Phone: 740-596-5212

Location: Hocking College, 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville Ohio (740-753-3591)

In Town
Oct 27 (Fri)
thru
Nov 19 (Sun)

Victorian Tea Party-16 Yr Anniversary Celebration

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Friday - Opening Night during Nelsonville Final Friday. Normal Hours are: 10 am - 5 pm Monday-Saturday, 12-5 pm Sunday. Celebrate 16 wonderful years with the artists of Starbrick, who will interpret the Victorian era known for its indulgence in a grand excess of ornament and eclectic revival of historic styles mixed with the introduction of middle east and Asian influences in furniture and interior decoration.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Starbrick Cooperative Gallery, Phone: 740-753-1011

Location: Starbrick Gallery, 21 West Columbus Street, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Nov 1 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Nov 8 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Nov 15 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Nov 19 (Sun)

Frontier Trail Hike

1-3 pm. Learn and explore the history of the Ash Cave region with a walk back through time dramatized by costumed interpreters along the trail. Meet in the parking area.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Location: Ash Cave, State Route 56, South Bloomingville Ohio (740-385-6842)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Nov 22 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Nov 23 (Thu)

Thanksgiving Dinner at Glenlaurel

1pm and 5pm seating. We serve a 3-course dinner at the 1pm seating (open to outside guests and their families - $39 per person. We reserve the 5pm seating for our Inn guests. We serve a traditional 6-course meal. $49 per person. Seating is limited.

Cost: $39-$49 per person

Contact: Glenlaurel Inn, Phone: 740-385-2951

Location: Glenlaurel, A Scottish Inn & Cottages, 14940 Mount Olive RD, Rockbridge Ohio (740-385-4070)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 18 miles
Nov 24 (Fri)
thru
Dec 24 (Sun)

Starbrick Gallery Holiday Open House

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Friday - Opening Night during Nelsonville Final Friday. Holiday Hours: 10 am - 5 pm Mon-Wed, 10 am - 7 pm Thu-Sat, 12-5 pm Sun. Closed Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day. Normal Hours are: 10 am - 5 pm Monday-Saturday, 12-5 pm Sunday. Skip the Mall Madness and discover Handmade Gifts and antiques. Win an Exquisite gift Basket. Free Ornament with purchase. We will start the Raffle chances for 3 exquisite Gift Baskets, and hang new, unique collectible handmade ornaments. For every $10 spend, you will get a chance for a basket that contains original art from the members of Starbrick. Free Gift with purchase. Food and libations.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Starbrick Cooperative Gallery, Phone: 740-753-1011

Location: Starbrick Gallery, 21 West Columbus Street, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Nov 25 (Sat)
thru
Dec 17 (Sun)

Santa Train

11:00 am Departure. 2:00 pm Departure. 6:00 pm Departure on Saturday Dec 2nd and Dec 9th Only. Our longest-running annual event, the Santa Train has been a long-standing family tradition for over three decades. These ever-popular trains begin Saturday, November 25th and continue each Saturday and Sunday through Sunday, December 17th. Two trains depart the Nelsonville Depot round-trip to East Logan each Saturday and Sunday during that time at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. We will also have an evening departure time of 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2nd and 9th. Each train features the same theme–Santa gets on board the train and visits with each child as the train traverses the historic (and with any luck, snow-covered) Hocking River Valley. Each coach is decorated, heated, Christmas music plays throughout the train over the audio system, and after Santas visit, each child receives a special candy cane treat. Make sure your child or grandchild brings his or her list to share with Santa. These are incredibly popular and do tend to sell out, so order as early as possible to secure your seat. Duration of ride: Approximately two hours

Cost: $17/adult, $15/sen, $13/child

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Location: 33 W. Canal Street, Nelsonville Ohio (740-753-9531)

In Town
Nov 29 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Dec 6 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Dec 9 (Sat)

Christmas in Ash Cave

5-7pm. Step away from the hectic holiday season and come bundled for the weather to enjoy a candlelit stroll back to Ash Cave. Once you arrive at the cave, warm up with refreshments by an open fire. Listen to or join with our carolers, have the kids visit with an old fashioned Santa or help to decorate our Christmas tree for wildlife.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6561

Location: Ash Cave, State Route 56, South Bloomingville Ohio (740-385-6842)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Dec 13 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Dec 20 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Dec 27 (Wed)

Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. 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.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Location: 52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Dec 31 (Sun)

New Years Eve Train and Fireworks

10:30 pm Departure. Celebrate the new year on the train. The train travels to East Logan and returns. On the return trip, the train stops near the stroke of midnight as everyone is treated to a great fireworks display to help bring in 2018. Two seating sections are available: -Pizza and Pop- and -Wine and Cheese.- Only those over age 21 are permitted in the Wine and Cheese section. Our family-friendly Pizza and Pop is open to all ages. During the ride, depending on your seating choice, you will be served either pizza (cheese pizza or pepperoni) and soda pop (diet versions and water also available upon request) or wine and cheese. You may not bring alcohol on board but you are welcome to bring other food and soft drinks as you would like. Each coach is heated. You can not move from car to car during the train ride. You also can not leave children unattended in Pizza and Pop section. Reservations, online or by phone, are required as ticket sales end at 11:55 p.m. on December 29th. Duration of ride: Approximately two hours.

Cost: $20-35 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-753-9531

Location: 33 W. Canal Street, Nelsonville Ohio

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