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May 27 (Sat)
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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)

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May 27 (Sat)
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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)

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Aug 25 (Fri)
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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
Sep 1 (Fri)

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, 24858 Big Pine Road, Rockbridge Ohio (740-385-6842)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 18 miles
Sep 1 (Fri)

Skulls and Claws

1:00 pm Come down to the Naturalist Cabin to learn about the animals that makes 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
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)

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Sep 2 (Sat)

Archery

1:00 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
Sep 2 (Sat)

Three Chords and a Beer LIVE at the Bowen House

7:00-9:00 pm Ending the Summer on the Lawn concert Series with Great Classic Rock performed by Three Chords and a Beer.

Cost: Donations Welcome

Contact: Bowen House, Phone: 740-385-0344

Location: 196 North Market, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Sep 2 (Sat)

Rose Lake Stand Up Paddle Board SUP Excursion

10:00 am 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
Sep 3 (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
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

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Sep 8 (Fri)

Brothers Osborne

8:00 pm show. --Brothers Osborne with special guest - Christian Lopez. Two sons from a working class family, John and TJ Osborne grew up in a small, Maryland water town writing and playing songs for friends and family in their fathers shed. John moved to Nashville first to play in other bands and two years later, TJ joined him. It was then they formed Brothers Osborne as a twang-and-crunch duo that blends equal parts country and rock into one of the freshest, most identifiable sounds to come out of Nashville in recent years. The singer/songwriter siblings recently won both -Vocal Duo of the Year- and -New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year- at the 52nd ACM Awards and they also stand as the reigning CMA -Vocal Duo of the Year-. Brothers Osbornes debut album PAWN SHOP was released January 2016 and features their current rowdy single -It Aint My Fault- in addition to the GRAMMY-nominated, No.1 smash hit -Stay A Little Longer- as well as the GRAMMY-nominated -21 Summer.- Brothers Osborne just embarked on their first-headlining The Dirt Rich Tour this past fall after previously touring with the likes of Eric Church, Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert. They will join Chris Stapleton on the road this summer as part of his All-American Road Show Tour.--

Cost: $25-35 per person

Contact: Ohio University Performing Arts Series, Phone: 740-753-1924

Location: Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, University Terrace, Building 8, Athens Ohio (740-593-1762)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 12 miles
Sep 9 (Sat)

Moonlight Paddle

6:00 - 10:00 pm The Moonlight Paddle is a great time to spend with a special friend or romantic friend.

Cost: $40-$50/for 2

Contact: Murray's Landing, Phone: 740-856-7848

Location: Murray's Landing Canoe and Kayak Livery , 701 W. Washington St., Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Sep 10 (Sun)

Kayak Fishing at Lake Hope

1:00 - 5:00 pm Learn how to fish from a kayak. For ages 12 and up, fishing license required for participants 16 and older. Sign up at the Lake Hope Nature Center by Friday, September 8th. Nature Center Hours: Thu/Sat/Sun 1:00-4:00 pm Hungry Hummingbirds: Thu/Sat/Sun 1:00-3:00 pm Hand-feed ruby-throated hummingbirds at the nature center.

Cost: Free Event/Must Register

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Sep 11 (Mon)
Sep 12 (Tue)
Sep 13 (Wed)
Sep 14 (Thu)
Sep 15 (Fri)
Sep 16 (Sat)

Hocking County Fair

8:00 am - 11:00 pm. Monday through Saturday. The fair features Jr. Fair Livestock Shows, Demolition Derby, Moto-Cross, Tractor and 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 by Bates Bros. Amusements and games provided by Sterling Fundways. A great assortment of food is available from the many concessionaires who line the pathways of the fair. Inside the Art Hall you will 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.

Contact: Hocking County Fair Grounds, Phone: 740-385-6704

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 10 miles
Sep 12 (Tue)

Boston Brass - special add on

7:30 pm show. Sponsored by Ohio University Performing Arts Series, Campus Involvement Center, and School of Music. --For 30 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. From exciting classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards, and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment, which captivates all ages. The ensembles lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, attempts to bridge the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences in an evening of great music and boisterous fun. The philosophy of Boston Brass is to provide audiences with a wide selection of musical styles in unique arrangements, provided in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Through over 100 performances each year, the members of Boston Brass play to audiences at concerts, educational venues and jazz festivals. In addition to solo performances, Boston Brass regularly performs with orchestras, bands, marching bands, organ, jazz bands and a variety of other ensembles. --

Cost: $5-10 per person

Contact: Ohio University Performing Arts Series, Phone: 740-753-1924

Location: Ohio University Baker Center, One Park Place, Athens Ohio (740-593-4020)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
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)

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
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

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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 15 (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
Sep 15 (Fri)

The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE

8:00 pm show. --The MAGIC of BILL BLAGG LIVE comes to the Ohio University for one show only. Critics and audiences alike rave about his incredible high-energy, grand-scale magic and illusions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Referred to as -Houdini Times Ten!- by NBC, Blaggs show is packed with NEW mind-blowing illusions and his trademark off-the-cuff personality that make this show a great family event. People will float in mid-air, vanish in the blink of an eye and so much more. This is one show you cant afford to miss. Witness live over 90 minutes of interactive, action-packed magic and illusion performed by one of the most prominent magical star, Bill Blagg.--

Cost: $20 per person

Contact: Ohio University Performing Arts Series, Phone: 740-753-1924

Location: Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, University Terrace, Building 8, Athens Ohio (740-593-1762)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 12 miles
Sep 15 (Fri)

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
Sep 16 (Sat)

The Second City Cure for the Common Comedy

8:00 pm show. Special Parents Weekend Event. --Are you sick and tired of jokes that make you feel sick and tired? Don’t let it all get you down. The Second City has the fix, as Chicagos legendary sketch and improv comedy theater brings -The Cure for The Common Comedy- Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating 55 years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedys best and brightest. With scripted and improvisational elements, audiences always enjoy being part of the show and playing along with the next generation of comic legends. Many of comedys brightest stars have hit the road with The Second City Touring Company including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Bill Murray, Keegan Michael Key and most recently, current Saturday Night Live stars Cecily Strong, Tim Robinson, and Jason Sudeikis. NOTE: This performance may contain content that is offensive and may be inappropriate for younger audience members.--

Cost: $20 per person

Contact: Ohio University Performing Arts Series, Phone: 740-753-1924

Location: Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, University Terrace, Building 8, Athens Ohio (740-593-1762)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 12 miles
Sep 17 (Sun)

Vinton County Air Show

11:00 am - Food Vendors open 1:00 - 5:00 pm - Air Show Ohios biggest free air show. Entertainment includes acrobatic flying, skydiving, and remote-controlled planes that will be the wow factor. BBQ chicken and a variety of other food and drinks will be available. Bring your own chair - seating is limited. Airplane rides after the show for a fee.

Cost: Admission/free, Parking/$10

Contact: Vinton County Airport Pilots and Boosters, Phone: 740-357-0267

Location: Vinton County Airport - Pilots & Boosters Assoc, 66285 Airport Road, New Plymouth Ohio (800-596-4459)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 14 miles
Sep 17 (Sun)

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
Sep 17 (Sun)

Making Tracks

1:00 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
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 22 (Fri)

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
Sep 22 (Fri)

Bats of Ohio

1:00 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
Sep 23 (Sat)

The Wonders of Old Man's Cave

9:00 am. Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found through the park.

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
Sep 23 (Sat)

Wild Weekend Discovery Series

10:00 - 11:00 am Move Over Rover, an activity from Project Wild that teaches kids about diverse ecosystems and the animals that live there. Join us for this fun lesson about why different animals live in the environments that they do. This exciting one hour educational program is free and designed for children in preschool through 5th grade. Space is limited to 20 children. So please pre-register.

Cost: Free Event/pre-register

Contact: Wayne National Forest, Phone: 740-753-0542

Location: 13700 U.S. Highway 33, Nelsonville Ohio (740-753-0101)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 5 miles
Sep 23 (Sat)

Hocking College Alumni Homecoming / Community Day

11:00 am - Donuts and Coffee Tailgate 12:00 pm - Free Shuttle Transportation to Boston Field 1:00 pm - Homecoming Football Game, Hocking College Hawks vs Georgia Prep Sports Academy Lions 4:00 pm-8:00 pm - Mobile Zipline, Inflatables, Fishing 4:00 pm-11:00 pm - Beer Garden - Featuring Jackie Os Brewery 4:00 pm-12:00 am - Bonfire 5:00 pm-7:00 pm - BBQ Picnic, Catered by the Hocking College Student Epicurean Club 7:00-9:00 - Live Music - 1980s Tribute Band, Holy Spicoli

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking College Foundation, Phone: 740-753-6565

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

In Town
Sep 24 (Sun)

Creeking

1:00 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
Sep 24 (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, 24858 Big Pine Road, Rockbridge Ohio (740-385-6842)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 18 miles
Sep 27 (Wed)

Project Trio

7:30 pm show. --Featuring Ohio University School of Music Orchestra Celebrating 100 years of the Ohio University School of Music. Combining the virtuosity of world-class artists with the energy of rock stars, PROJECT Trio is breaking down traditional ideas of chamber music. The genre-defying Trio is acclaimed by the press as -packed with musicianship, joy and surprise- and -exciting a new generation of listeners about the joys of classical and jazz music.- Blending their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles, PROJECT Trio has made an impact on audiences of all ages. The Trio was forged out of a collective desire to draw new and diverse audiences by performing high energy, top quality music. Using social media to broaden their reach beyond the concert stage and classroom, the Trio has its own YouTube channel, which has over 80 million views and 96,000 subscribers, making PROJECT Trio one of the most watched instrumental ensembles on the internet. PROJECT Trio will be joined for a portion of their program by the Ohio University Orchestra to celebrate their 100th anniversary.--

Cost: $8-15 per person

Contact: Ohio University Performing Arts Series, Phone: 740-753-1924

Location: Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, University Terrace, Building 8, Athens Ohio (740-593-1762)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 12 miles
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)

Final Friday - Art Walk

6:00 - 9:00 pm. Artists demonstrating their trade, top quality exhibits and much more. Majestic Galleries. Nelsonville Quilt Company. Nelsonville Emporium. Starbrick Cooperative Gallery. Stuarts Opera House. The Plaid Butterfly. Paper Circle. Morristowne Photography. Rhapsody. Fullbrooks Café. PDQ Carryout.

Cost: Free Events

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

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

In Town
Sep 29 (Fri)

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. Meet at the trail head.

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
Sep 29 (Fri)

Reptiles

1:00 pm 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
Sep 29 (Fri)

Nelsonville Car Show and Sock Hop

5:00 - 11:00 pm Car Show 6:00 - 9:00 pm Sock Hop in the lobby of Stuarts Opera House Live DJ. Free to the Public. Dress in your favorite 50s costume and dance the night away in the renovated Stuarts Opera House Lobby. Dashboard Plaques for first 50 cars.

Cost: Free Event, Car entry/$5

Contact: Hocking College Foundation, Phone: 740-753-6565

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

In Town
Sep 29 (Fri)
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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
Sep 30 (Sat)

Naturalist Cabin Open

1:00 pm Stop by the naturalist cabin located behind the Old Mans 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
Sep 30 (Sat)

WALK Explore Athens Co: Millfield Mine Disaster

2:00 - 3:30 pm. Meeting and Event Location - 16099 Main St, Millfield, OH 45761 Participants can park in the post office parking lot in Millfield located right beside the memorial. Ron Luce, local historian and former director of the Athens County Historical Society, will lead our short stroll through Millfield. There we will focus on the disaster, the company store and the memorial for the lives lost during this tragic event. Our walk will be supplemented by photographs and a video from the day of the event. We will walk just a short distance from the memorial statue to the old company store. Register for this event to receive walk and weather updates. This event is co-sponsored by Rural Action.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Public Library, Phone: 740-753-2118

Location: 95 West Washington Street, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Oct 1 (Sun)

Trio da Kali

5:30 pm Community Potluck 7:00 pm Show Ohio University African Studies and Ohio University Performing Arts Series are sponsoring this event. Trio Da Kali unites three outstanding musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots (hereditary musicians). Formed of voice, balafon and bass ngoni, the Trio aim to bring a contemporary twist to ancient and neglected repertoires. Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, daughter of the legendary griot singer Kassé Mady Diabaté, is the Trios vocalist. Her rich, expressive voice and her natural vibrato have brought comparisons with Mahalia Jackson, Americas great gospel singer. The Trios musical director is master balafonist Lassana Diabaté. One of Malis most astonishing musicians, Lassana has recorded and toured with many of West Africas foremost artists including Toumani Diabates Grammy-Award nominated Afrocubism album and Symmetric Orchestra project. The youngest member of the Trio is bass ngoni player Mamadou Kouyaté. Still in his mid-twenties, the eldest son of world-renowned Grammy nominated ngoni player Bassekou Kouyaté brings a contemporary feel to the traditions he has learnt from his father.

Cost: Free Show

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

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Oct 4 (Wed)

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

7:30 pm show. --The Simon and Garfunkel Story (50th Anniversary Tour) Direct from its success in Londons West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back. Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including -Mrs Robinson-, -Cecilia-, -Bridge Over Troubled Water-, -Homeward Bound- and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed.--

Cost: $25-35 per person

Contact: Ohio University Performing Arts Series, Phone: 740-753-1924

Location: Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, University Terrace, Building 8, Athens Ohio (740-593-1762)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 12 miles
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)

An Evening with Shovels and Rope

8:00 pm. Stuarts is thrilled to welcome back one of our favorite acts, Shovels and Rope for an evening of music. Little Seeds, the electrifying New West Records bow by Shovels and Rope, finds the award-winning South Carolina duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst exploring fresh dimensions in their sound with a brace of bold, candid, highly personal new songs. The 12-song collection, produced by Trent at the couples home studio in Charleston, succeeds 2014s Swimmin Time and 2012s O Be Joyful; the latter title garnered the twosome Americana Music Awards for Song of the Year (for -Birmingham-) and Emerging Artist of the Year. Last years Busted Jukebox, Volume 1 was a collaborative collection of covers featuring such top talents as the Milk Carton Kids, Lucius, JD McPherson and Butch Walker.

Cost: Sold Out

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

Location: 52 Public Square, 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 7 (Sat)

Moonlight Paddle

6:00 - 10:00 pm The Moonlight Paddle is a great time to spend with a special friend or romantic friend.

Cost: $40-$50/for 2

Contact: Murray's Landing, Phone: 740-856-7848

Location: Murray's Landing Canoe and Kayak Livery , 701 W. Washington St., 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 13 (Fri)

Joan Shelley

8:00 pm James Elkington will open the show. Stuarts is thrilled to welcome back Joan Shelley to Nelsonville for a set in our brand new space The Stage at 30 Public Square. The stunning, self-titled fourth album from the Kentucky singer, songwriter, and guitarist Joan Shelley began, surprisingly, with a fiddle. In the summer of 2014, Shelley fell for -Hog of the Forsaken,- a bowed rollick at the end of Michael Hurleys wayward folk circus, Long Journey, then nearly forty years old. Hurleys voice, it seemed to Shelley, clung to the fiddles melody, dipping where it dipped and climbing where it climbed. This was a small, significant revelation, prompting the guitarist to trade temporarily six strings for four and, as she puts it, -try to play like Michael.- That is, she wanted to sing what she played, to play what she sang. She tried it, for a spell, with the fiddle. JAMES ELKINGTON Drawing from British folk, avant-rock, and jazz traditions alike, Wintres Woma-- Old English for -the sound of winter--- is James Elkingtons debut solo record, but you have likely heard his masterful guitar playing and arranging, even if you did not realize it. Elkington (an Englishman living in Chicago) is an inveterate collaborator who brings his lyrical compositional and improvisational sensibilities to any group. He has toured, recorded, and/or collaborated with Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, Steve Gunn, Michael Chapman, Joan Shelley, Nathan Salsburg and Brokeback, to name just a few of his many enthusiastic admirers. His assured album, recorded at Wilcos Loft, is baroquely detailed and beautifully constructed, featuring both his baritone vocals and some of Chicagos finest, including Tomeka Reid.

Cost: $17-22 per person

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

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Oct 14 (Sat)

Grandma Gatewoods Fall Colors Hike

9:00 - 11:00am continuous starts Bring along a cool drink and celebrate the seasons colors. Meet with the naturalist at the Old Mans 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 14 (Sat)

WALK Explore Athens Co: Amesville

3:00 - 4:30 pm. This installment of our WALK: Explore Athens County series will be lead by Gary Gooseman, mayor of Amesville. He will walk us through the history of the Coonskin Library, the Underground Railroad and some older homes in this picturesque village. The walk will begin at the park in Amesville which is just on the right hand side of 550, there is ample parking along 550. The walk will last about an hour and will be mostly on sidewalks. Severe weather will cancel the event. Register for the event for walk and weather updates.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Public Library, Phone: 740-753-2118

Location: 95 West Washington Street, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Oct 15 (Sun)

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce

7:00 pm show. In special partnership with WOUB Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Paula Cole Additional Artists TBA --For over 33 years, Mountain Stage has established a long tradition of featuring national and international acts in almost every style of music. The two-hour radio show is produced in West Virginia and distributed by National Public Radio weekly on more than 150 stations across America and around the world via NPR Music and mountainstage.org. The show, which is recorded before a live audience, features performances by seasoned legends and emerging stars in genres ranging from folk, blues and country to indie rock, synth pop, world and alternative music, and beyond. Singer/songwriter Larry Groce serves as the shows host, artistic director and co-producer. Each show showcases five guest artists plus the always exciting finale song to end the program. Since 1983. Come be part of this Live Radio Experience.--

Cost: $12-20 per person

Contact: Ohio University Performing Arts Series, Phone: 740-753-1924

Location: Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, University Terrace, Building 8, Athens Ohio (740-593-1762)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 12 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 19 (Thu)
Oct 20 (Fri)
Oct 21 (Sat)
Oct 22 (Sun)

ABC Players present Godspell

7:30 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday 2:00 pm Saturday, Sunday. The ABC Players present -Godspell- the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. Directed by Chris Parsons.

Cost: $12/adults, $8/Students

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

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Oct 20 (Fri)
Oct 21 (Sat)

Ohio Smoked Meat and BBQ Festival

8:00 am, Friday, October 20th to 9:00 pm, Saturday October 21st The Nelsonville Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the 21st Annual Ohio Smoked Meat and Barbecue Festival on the historic Nelsonville Public Square. The Ohio and Smoked Meat and Barbecue Festival originated in 1996 as the first official state of Ohio championship for smoked meat and BBQ, proclaimed by the governor of Ohio. The competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. Professional competitive BBQ teams from around the world will be competing in the following categories; chicken, pulled pork, pork ribs and beef brisket. Teams will be cooking on both the 20th and the 21st, with judging on the afternoon of the 21st. The teams will be competing for $10,000 in total cash prizes with the Grand Champion bringing home $2500. 2017 is a year that is sure to prove the BARBECUE SPIRIT is alive and well in Nelsonville. So, come on down to the Public Square in Nelsonville, Ohio October 20 & 21, 2017 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 21 (Sat)

Gavin De Graw RAW Tour

8:00 pm show. Gavin DeGraw is a multi-platinum selling singer, performer and songwriter. He first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over 1 million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: -I Don’t Want To Be,- -Follow Through,- and the title-track, -Chariot.- Gavins self-titled second album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboards Top 200 album chart in 2008, earning Gavin his first Top 10 album. It spawned the hit singles -In Love With A Girl,- which Billboard dubbed -a rocking homerun,- and the gold-certified -We Belong Together.- In 2009, Gavin released Free as a gift to his die-hard fans clamoring for recorded versions of Gavins live favorites. His third studio album, Sweeter, was released in September 2011 and produced the smash single, -Not Over You,- co-written with OneRepublics Ryan Tedder. The track reached #1 on the Hot AC charts, was a top 10 hit on Top 40, and was certified double platinum. In 2013 DeGraw released his fourth studio album, Make A Move, which included the hit song -Best I Ever Had-,- and garnered rave reviews from such publications as Billboard, People and Entertainment Weekly among many others. In addition, Gavin was nominated for his first Grammy for -We Both Know,- the song he co-wrote with Colbie Calliat for the 2013 film, -Safe Haven.- Since then he has been consistently touring around the world, including sold out dates with the legendary Billy Joel and hit a milestone with the release of his first greatest hits compilation titled Finest Hour in the fall of 2014. Gavins fifth studio album, Something Worth Saving, released last September through his longtime label RCA Records, and featured the hit single -She Sets The City On Fire.- DeGraw is currently on the road in the US on the Gavin DeGraw RAW TOUR, which will showcase songs from DeGraws entire catalog performed as a trio for the very first time in the US and will be diving deep into his catalog presenting his songs in their truest live form.--

Cost: $12-20 per person

Contact: Ohio University Performing Arts Series, Phone: 740-753-1924

Location: Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, University Terrace, Building 8, Athens Ohio (740-593-1762)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 12 miles
Oct 21 (Sat)

Wild Weekend Discovery Series

Join us and learn about the amazing nocturnal world of bats. We will explore the incredible bats that are native to Ohio and see how they live in a world so different from our own. children will get to make their own paper bats to take home that they can fly like paper airplanes. Space is limited to 20 seats per session

Cost: Free Event/pre-register

Contact: Wayne National Forest, Phone: 740-753-0542

Location: 13700 U.S. Highway 33, Nelsonville Ohio (740-753-0101)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 5 miles
Oct 21 (Sat)

The Big Layout

12:00 - 5:00 pm An up close look at a 12'x20' HO scale model railroad built in sections by Railroad Model and Historical Society of Southern Ohio members. 49 W Washington Street, just off the Public Square in Nelsonville.

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)

Final Friday - Special Edition - Fright Night

6:00 - 9:00 pm. An old fashioned Halloween party featuring bobbing-for-apples, face-painting, mask-making, tarot-card-readings, cemetery walk with ghost stories and a costume contest with Prize MONEY. Including Art vendors and food outside in the Public Square. Majestic Galleries. Nelsonville Quilt Company. Nelsonville Emporium. Starbrick Cooperative Gallery. Stuarts Opera House. The Plaid Butterfly. Paper Circle. Morristowne Photography. Rhapsody. Fullbrooks Café. PDQ Carryout.

Cost: Free Events

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

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

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
Oct 27 (Fri)

The Big Layout

5:00 - 9:00 pm An up close look at a 12'x20' HO scale model railroad built in sections by Railroad Model and Historical Society of Southern Ohio members. 49 W Washington Street, just off the Public Square in Nelsonville.

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 28 (Sat)

The Big Layout

12:00 - 5:00 pm An up close look at a 12'x20' HO scale model railroad built in sections by Railroad Model and Historical Society of Southern Ohio members. 49 W Washington Street, just off the Public Square in Nelsonville.

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
Nov 1 (Wed)

Aquila Theatre Sense and Sensibility

7:30 pm show. Aquila Theatre, Jane Austens Sense and Sensibility. Aquila Theatre is the foremost touring classical theatre company in the United States and a national leader in Applied Theatre. Aquila produces bold and radical reinterpretations of classical plays for contemporary audiences. Aquila expands the canon of classical works for the stage by adapting Jane Austens Sense and Sensibility in a bold and exciting new production. Sense and Sensibility is one of Jane Austens most popular novels. The characters live in a world in which choices are limited- especially for the women. The story revolves around the lives of two sisters, Elinor who is level headed and full of sense, and the hopelessly romantic, Marianne. After the untimely and unexpected death of their father, the only hope for these two sisters is a profitable marriage. Seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak and surprise abound in this classic romantic comedy.--

Cost: $12-20 per person

Contact: Ohio University Performing Arts Series, Phone: 740-753-1924

Location: Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, University Terrace, Building 8, Athens Ohio (740-593-1762)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 12 miles
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 4 (Sat)

Dave Coulier

8:00 pm show. An Evening of Comedy Featuring Dave Coulier with special guest Matteo Lane In Special Partnership with the University Program Council. SPECIAL DADS WEEKEND EVENT Dave is perhaps best known as -Joey- from the hit ABC television series, Full House, which aired for eight seasons (1987-1995, with 192 episodes produced) and can now be seen on the Nickelodeon and ABC Family network lineups. Additionally, the show is currently in worldwide syndication in over 100 countries. Dave followed this success by hosting his second prime-time hit series, Americas Funniest People, which ran on ABC for four seasons. Dave also hosted ABCs Worlds Funniest Videos and his own series, Out of Control for Nickelodeon. Dave hosted Animal Kidding on the Animal Planet Network. Recently, Dave guest starred on How I Met Your Mother on CBS and was a guest on The Ricki Lake Show. Dave performed his clean stand-up on The Tonight Show, HBOs Detroit Comedy Jam and HBOs Comic Relief at Radio City Music Hall. Dave continues to sell out shows at colleges, corporate events, casinos, nightclubs and theaters.--

Cost: $20-30 per person

Contact: Ohio University Performing Arts Series, Phone: 740-753-1924

Location: Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, University Terrace, Building 8, Athens Ohio (740-593-1762)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 12 miles
Nov 4 (Sat)

An Evening with Noam Pikelny

8:00 pm Noam Pikelny has emerged as the preeminent banjoist of his generation and we welcome him to Stuarts for an evening of music. He is a founding member of Punch Brothers, a 3-time Grammy Nominee and was awarded the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass in 2010. Universal Favorite is the fourth record Noam Pikelny has released under his own name, but it is truly his solo debut. His previous efforts—including 2011s Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail and 2014s landmark Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe—were full-band affairs that revealed his abilities as a dynamic bandleader while reinforcing his reputation as an inventive accompanist. The new release features only the man himself, playing lovely originals and covers that showcase his unique approach to the instrument and compositional flair. He recorded them live in the studio without accompaniment, coaxing a wide array of sounds and colors out of his instruments, embracing the challenges and exploring the new possibilities of the solo setting.

Cost: $19-34 per person

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

Location: 52 Public Square, 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 9 (Thu)

The Wood Brothers

8:00 pm Dubbed -masters of soulful folk- by Paste, The Wood Brothers released their debut studio album, -Ways Not To Lose,- on Blue Note in 2006. In a career chock full of highlights, The Wood Brothers hold a special place in their hearts for their performances at Levon Helms legendary Midnight Ramble. As repeat special guests at Helms famed Woodstock barn, the trio—guitarist Oliver Wood, bassist Chris Wood, and drummer Jano Rix— developed a cherished friendship with the late icon that transcended simple musical collaboration and left an indelible mark on their songs and their lives. Live At The Barn follows 2015s critically acclaimed Paradise, which the band recorded at Dan Auerbachs Easy Eye studio in their adopted hometown of Nashville, TN. Hailed by Rolling Stone for songwriting -that hits both the heart and head- and praised by American Songwriter for its -spry, soulful folk-rock,- the album debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and launched The Wood Brothers into the most successful year of their career, with performances everywhere from Bonnaroo to Red Rocks to Carnegie Hall.

Cost: $24-39 per person

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

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Nov 9 (Thu)

National Tour: Wizard of Oz

7:30 pm show. National Tour: Wizard of OZ --There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into Athens, Ohio. The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, THE WIZARD OF OZ will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel Over the Rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage.--

Cost: $22-30 per person

Contact: Ohio University Performing Arts Series, Phone: 740-753-1924

Location: Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, University Terrace, Building 8, Athens Ohio (740-593-1762)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 12 miles
Nov 11 (Sat)

Wild Weekend Discovery Series

Join us and learn about animals from birth to adulthood. See how some animals such as frogs change so much more than others. Children will get to color their own animal to take home and remind them of the journey we all undergo. Space is limited to 20 seats per session.

Cost: Free Event/pre-register

Contact: Wayne National Forest, Phone: 740-753-0542

Location: 13700 U.S. Highway 33, Nelsonville Ohio (740-753-0101)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 5 miles
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)

Final Friday and Holiday Shopping Alternative

One of a Kind Gifts of Hand-made Art, includes Santa's Village to get a peek at behind the scenes toy making fund. Specials can be found in every shop. Majestic Galleries. Nelsonville Quilt Company. Nelsonville Emporium. Starbrick Cooperative Gallery. Stuarts Opera House. The Plaid Butterfly. Paper Circle. Morristowne Photography. Rhapsody. Fullbrooks Café. PDQ Carryout.

Cost: Free Events

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

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

In Town
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)

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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

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Dec 1 (Fri)
Dec 2 (Sat)
Dec 3 (Sun)

ABC Players present Elf - The Musical Jr.

7:30 pm Friday, Saturday 2:00 pm Saturday, Sunday. The ABC Players present -Elf - the Musical Jr.- the story of Buddy, a human boy who was raised as one of Santas elves. Directed by Jodi MacNeal.

Cost: $12/adults, $8/Students

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

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

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Dec 4 (Mon)

Broadway for the Holidays

7:30 pm show. Broadway for the Holidays --Jingle all the (Great White) Way with Broadways Mary Michael Patterson (Phantom of the Opera), Claybourne Elder (Sunday in the Park with George), and Hilary Morrow (Birdland Jazz Club) as they join the Ohio University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Maestro Luke Frazier (O.U. MM 2009) for an evening of holiday hits that make the season bright. Celebrating the conclusion of Ohio Universitys School of Musics 100th Anniversary.--

Cost: $8-15 per person

Contact: Ohio University Performing Arts Series, Phone: 740-753-1924

Location: Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, University Terrace, Building 8, Athens Ohio (740-593-1762)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 12 miles
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

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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 9 (Sat)

Wild Weekend Discovery Series

The Wonders of Camouflage. Come see how easy it is for animals to hide in plain sight for many different reasons. Children will get to color and take home their own habitat scene and try to find all the hidden animals. Space is limited to 20 seats per session.

Cost: Free Event/pre-register

Contact: Wayne National Forest, Phone: 740-753-0542

Location: 13700 U.S. Highway 33, Nelsonville Ohio (740-753-0101)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 5 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

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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

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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

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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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Jan 14 (Sun)

Rhonda Vincent and The Rage

3:00 pm Special Sunday Bluegrass Matinee. A firecracker of talent that powers one of the hottest shows in any genre of music. World Class Musicians, and an Award Winning Voice seamlessly set the stage for a breath-taking, one-of-a-kind, must-see performance; that reaches beyond the boundaries of bluegrass music. Written words can give you but a glimpse of the artist known as The Queen of Bluegrass, as deemed by the Wall Street Journal. But it is only when you see this artist, that you can feel the energy and experience the excitement of her music, to truly know why she and her amazing band are the -Most Award Winning Band in Bluegrass Music History, with over 100 awards.-

Cost: $28-38 per person

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

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

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Jan 23 (Tue)

National Tour: Cabaret

7:30 pm show. --National Tour: CABARET IN HERE LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL Broadways Definitive Tony-Winning Masterpiece Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles, and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times..... Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including -Cabaret,- -Willkommen- and -Maybe This Time.- Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at CABARET– JOHN KANDER, FRED EBB and JOE MASTEROFFs Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.--

Cost: $22-30 per person

Contact: Ohio University Performing Arts Series, Phone: 740-753-1924

Location: Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, University Terrace, Building 8, Athens Ohio (740-593-1762)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 12 miles
Feb 2 (Fri)

Daniel Martin

8:00 pm show. --Magician Daniel Martin SPECIAL SIBS WEEKEND EVENT Daniel Martin has quickly become one of the most in demand performers touring today. His high-energy fusion of Exhilarating Magic, Cons and Sarcastic Improv continually leads to record breaking crowds and consistent standing ovations at theaters, universities and celebrity events worldwide. Daniel was recently awarded 2016s -Best Variety Artist and Best Male Performer- along with winning last years -Entertainer of the Year- award. Campus Activities Magazine also recognizes him as the -Highest Rated/Best Reviewed Act- for the last two years. His awarding winning magic has been seen by millions on CBS, NBC, WGN, VH1, Discovery and most recently the -Top 100 Magic Moments in History- on the BBC.--

Cost: $15 per person

Contact: Ohio University Performing Arts Series, Phone: 740-753-1924

Location: Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, University Terrace, Building 8, Athens Ohio (740-593-1762)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 12 miles
May 31 (Thu)
Jun 1 (Fri)
Jun 2 (Sat)
Jun 3 (Sun)

Nelsonville Music Festival 2018

SAVE THE DATES. The 14th annual Nelsonville Music Festival takes place at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. Presented by Stuarts Opera House, a non-profit historic theater and performing arts center in Nelsonville, NMF features over 60 musical acts in four days on multiple stages plus on-site camping, kids activities, food, a beer garden, artisan vendors, and much more. Billboard has called Nelsonville Music Festival -one of the best kept secrets of the U.S. music festival circuit-, and Andrew Bird said, -It is the perfect size festival. Any bigger and you would lose something.- The Nelsonville Music Festival continues to be one of the best in the region and one of the most unique music festivals in the country. Set in the beautiful, rolling hills of Southeast Ohio, this small and intimate festival continues to gain fans who want a music festival with a more personal experience. Catch live music on multiple stages including a small -no-fi- cabin and a picturesque -porch- stage in addition to our main stage. We take pride in offering a warm, accepting environment where local artisans can sell and be recognized for their work, where local, regional and national musicians instill their awe-inspiring talents and festival goers can relax and enjoy the fruits of our regional flavor. 2017 artists included Ween, they Might Be giants, Emmylou Harris, Conor Oberst, Jenny Lewis, Rodriguez, and many more.

Cost: $30-140 per person

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

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Jul 4 (Wed)

Thunder in the Valley Fireworks

10:00 pm Fireworks. Annual 4th of July fireworks display on the Hocking college Campus. Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad offers a train ride from the station to Hocking College.

Contact: Hocking College

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

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