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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. 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 2 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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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

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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

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Oct 1 (Sun)

Ridgetops and Hollers

9:00 am. Ever wonder about the difference between a ridgetop and a holler. Join the naturalist at Ash Cave parking area to discover what it is.

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
Oct 1 (Sun)

Furs, Feathers, Feet and Fangs

1:00 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
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

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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

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Oct 6 (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
Oct 6 (Fri)
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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)

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Oct 7 (Sat)

Hocking's Birds of Prey

1:00 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
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

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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

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Oct 8 (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. 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
Oct 8 (Sun)

Hockings Wildlife at the Cabin

1:00 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
Oct 8 (Sun)

Vadym Kholodenko

2:00 pm Vadym Kholodenko is fast building a reputation as one of the most musically dynamic technically gifted performers of the new generation of pianists, praised by the Philadelphia Enquirer in his performance of Tchaikovsky with the Philadelphia Orchestra for -his absorbing melodic shading [and] glittering passage work-. Winner of the 2013 Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Kholodenko has begun to forge an international career throughout Europe, Asia and North America to great critical acclaim. Previous awards include First Prize at the 2011 Schubert Piano Competition in Dortmund, First Prize at the 2010 Sendai Piano Competition in Japan and the Grand Prix at the Maria Callas Competition in Athens. Monday, October 9, 2017, 4:00 PM. Vadym Kholodenko will Lecture and hold a Question and Answer Session.

Cost: Free Recital

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

Location: Ohio University, School of Music, Robert Glidden Hall, Athens Ohio (740-593-4244)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
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

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Oct 13 (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
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

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Oct 14 (Sat)

Grandma Gatewoods Fall Colors Hike

9:00 am 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)

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

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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 15 (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
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

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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

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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

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Oct 21 (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
Oct 21 (Sat)

Ash Cave Hike

9:00 am. Join the naturalist at the Ash Cave parking lot for a nice leisurely hike to Ash Cave. Learn about some local history and geology of this beautiful area.

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
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)

Midnight at Moonville

12:00 pm to 12:00 am Location: 71945 Shea Road, McArthur, OH 45651. Midnight at Moonville is a Halloween-themed event featuring regional craft vendors, local cuisine, historical presentations, dramatic storytelling, wagon rides to Moonville Cemetery, and a demonstration of paranormal investigation techniques. well-known local musicians Donna Mogavero, Chris Keesey, and more will perform acoustic music. The Moonville Rail Trail Association will be selling merchandise and collecting donations for their next bridge project. 12:00pm - Storytelling sessions begin. 1:00pm - Live music Dan Dailey 2:30pm - Live music Aubree Riley 4:00pm - Live Music Lincoln Mash 5:30pm - Live Music Todd Martin 6:00pm - Wagon rides and historical presentations begin 7:00pm - Live music Chris Keesey 8:30pm - Live music Donna Mogavero 10:00pm - Paranormal investigation begins 12:00am - Event ends, scheduled paranormal tour begins.

Cost: $5 parking/most event free

Contact: Moonville Rail Trail Association , Phone: 800-596-4459

Location: Vinton County CVB, 104 W. Main St., McArthur Ohio (740-596-5033)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 19 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 21 (Sat)

Halloween Boo Train

6:00 pm Take a ride this Halloween season aboard the return of the Boo Train. Take the 7-mile round trip along the Hocking Valley to Haydenville for a stop just long enough to move the locomotive to the other end of the train for the return trip to Nelsonville along the same route. the train will be decorated and trainmen in costume. Halloween costumes are encouraged. The train ride will last approximately 2 hours. After the train ride, be sure to stop by the haunted kitchen car for treats.

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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Oct 22 (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. 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
Oct 22 (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
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

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Oct 27 (Fri)
Pop-Up Halloween Cupcake Event

5:00 - 8:00 pm Hocking Hills Bakery is holding a Pop-Up Halloween Cupcake Event featuring Oreo Spider and Bloody Finger Cupcakes for the not-so-faint of heart and Monsters for the little ones and Fall Key Lime and Pumpkin Cream Cheese for the more discriminating taste. While Supplies Last..... Come Early

Cost: $2.00 and up

Contact: Hocking Hills Bakery, Phone: 740-385-1075

Location: 84 East Main Street, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Oct 27 (Fri)

Haunted Hocking: Spirits of Ash Cave

7:00 pm. Is Ash Cave really haunted or is it something else....... Join the naturalist at the Ash Cave parking area to explore the possibilities. This program does contain ghost stories. Please, No scaredy cats or other pets at Haunted Hocking.

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
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)

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)

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

Hocking Halloween Campout

Hocking Halloween Campout 2017 Events for registered campground or cottage guests of the Hocking Hills State Park. On Friday Join us at the Haunted Hocking Spirits of Ash Cave and find out if Ash Cave is really haunted or if it is something else. This program does contain ghost stories. Please, no pets at Haunted Hocking. On Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. Pumpkin decorating at the Old Man's Cave Shelter house. Intended for children 12 and under. Adult Supervision required. 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Hayrides through the campground. Starts at main shower house. 6:00 pm Costume parade at the amphitheater. 7:00 - 8:00 pm Trick or Treat in the campground with the Best Decorated Campsite award given at 8:00pm. 8:30 pm. Halloween movies at the Amphitheater. Family Fun.

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)
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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)

Rural Ohio Appalachia Revisited - ROAR Day

10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Celebrate the Appalachia s - enjoy regional crafts, exhibits, demonstrations, food, and music. ROAR Day will feature a wide variety of local crafters demonstrating their skills of Appalachian culture and heritage. Guests can expect to see pottery being turned, wool spun into soft yearn, and artistic drawings on slate. Visitors also can enjoy the sound of local musicians as they play tunes from long ago. Vendors will set up throughout the park, including the old one-room Hope School House, shelter house in the main area, as well as at the beautiful new Lake Hope Dining Lodge. The parks nature center will be hosting events for the younger crowd. Kids are encouraged to participate in a nature-themed costume contest, decorate pumpkins or join the fun of jumping into a pile of straw to find hidden treasures.

Cost: Free

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-5253

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio (740-596-3030)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
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
Oct 29 (Sun)

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
Oct 30 (Mon)

Andy Grammer with special guest

7:30 pm show. --It is a tale now well told about a street performer on the Santa Monica Promenade who has gone on to reach tens of millions of people worldwide. It was on that California street corner that New York-raised Andy Grammer earned his stripes as a pop star - truly shaping the rare and unique dimensions of the artist he is today. The crowds that gathered to hear him perform on the street are now millions of fans who attend his sold-out tours around the country. The work ethic, fortitude and generous spirit that took shape out there in a public space translated into his first body of work, an album ripe with optimism, encouragement and good vibes. -As difficult as it was some times out there, I would not change any of it, says Grammer. -It was on that street that I could determine what songs were good. If people stopped and stayed for a while, I knew that song was a keeper.- Signed by S-Curve Records, Grammer released his 2011 self-titled debut album and became the first male pop star in a decade, since John Mayer in 2002, to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles. Those songs, -Keep Your Head Up- and -Fine By Me- are both certified Platinum.--

Cost: $25-45 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)

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: SOLD OUT 10/1/17

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 17 (Fri)

Chris Janson The Everybody Tour

7:30 pm show. --Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville country artist Chris Janson was born to entertain crowds. In 2015, his breakthrough #1 Platinum single -Buy Me A Boat- was the 7th bestselling country song of the year, although his professional music career began more than 10 years ago. The -Fix A Drink- singer is known as much for his hit songwriting as his -infectious" (Billboard) performances, with Rolling Stone describing him as having -a mesmerizing stage presence that most arena-headlining artists would kill for.- Janson has also penned multiple top-charting hits including -Truck Yeah- (Tim McGraw), -Thats How Ill Always Be- (Tim McGraw), -I Love This Life- (LoCash), and over 25 additional hit songs recorded by a long list of established artists. The breakout star has been nominated for multiple awards and won several, including two 2016 BMI songwriter awards (-Buy Me A Boat- and -I Love This Life-) as well as Country Song of the Year (-Buy Me a Boat-) at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. He plays every instrument on stage, and is best known for his signature harmonica playing. Additionally, Janson has played the Grand Ole Opry more than 150 times to date, and made numerous television appearances including: The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, CONAN, The Today Show, ACM Awards and ACCA Awards. He recently released his Fix A Drink EP and is currently working on new music, with an album due later this year.--

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
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)

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 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

In Town
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

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 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

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

In Town
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

In Town
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
Feb 16 (Fri)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

7:30 pm show. For over 50 years, South Africas Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter. With a deep respect for both their cultural and personal history, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is ever-evolving with an eye toward their long musical legacy. Over the years, the original members have welcomed a younger generation in their mission, passing along the tradition of storytelling and spreading their message of peace, love, and harmony to millions of people. The newer members, in turn, have infused the group with their youthful energy and the promise of a bright future. Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala looks to these young men to carry on his dream to -keep South Africa alive in peoples hearts- for years to come.

Cost: $15-25 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 20 (Tue)

The Birdland All-Stars

7:30 pm show. Direct from New Yorks legendary Birdland, this extraordinary band brings a fine mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin, and world music together. Featuring the citys finest musicians and led by drumming sensation Tommy Igoe. For this tour, they have created new arrangements featuring music of David Bowie, The Police, and Steely Dan, as well as fresh interpretations of iconic works by Charlie Parker, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock. Tommy Igoe is one of todays most successful and diverse drummers, having played drums on three Grammy award winning recordings and was voted the Worlds Number 1 Jazz Drummer in the 2014 Modern Drummer Readers Poll. In 1997, Tommy wrote the drum set book for Disneys epic Broadway production of the -The Lion King- where he served as principal drummer and conductor.

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
Feb 24 (Sat)

Dwight Icenhower

7:00 pm show. We welcome back nationally recognized, Elvis Tribute Artist, Dwight Icenhower to Stuarts Opera House. Dwight Icenhower was raised in Pomeroy, Ohio and began his Elvis career by singing karaoke at a local fair when he was just 16 years old. Now, he is one of the very few Elvis Tribute Artists that have made a full-time career out of keeping the legend alive. Dwight performs 4-5 shows weekly and he keeps the audiences asking for more. Born four years after the King passed away, Dwight has studied every move that Elvis made and has mastered the 50s, 60s, and 70s eras of Elvis career. He has performed all over the United States as well as in England, Brazil and Mexico and has toured Japan several times. He has had the opportunity to share the stage with some personal friends of Elvis including: DJ Fontana, The Jordanaires, The Sweet Inspirations, Cynthia Pepper, Julie Parrish, Charlie Hodge, and Joe Esposito. Reserved Seats: $28 advance - $33 door. Box Seats: $33 advance - $38 door.

Cost: $28-38 per person

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

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Mar 23 (Fri)

Kenny G

7:30 pm show. The most celebrated instrumental musician of the modern era. With global sales totaling more than 75 million, Grammy and American Music Award winner Kenny G is the biggest selling instrumental musician of all time. A recording career that spans almost 3 decades and 23 albums, saxophonist Kenny G has elements of Rhythm and Blues, Pop and Latin to a Jazz foundation.

Cost: $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
Apr 7 (Sat)

Masters of the Mind

8:00 pm show. Performing for the first time together in this new production, four internationally-acclaimed mentalists, who have been seen on NBC, FOX, CNN, BRAVO, HISTORY, DISCOVERY and UNIVISION, among others, demonstrate the phenomenal power of the mind via Telekinesis, Hypnosis, Mind Reading and Predictions, leaving audiences enlightened and enthralled. World famous psychic duo Jeff & Tessa Evason present feats of telepathy and ESP that will have you buzzing long after the show ends. Everyone who participates will be absolutely floored when Tessa reveals their birth date, a serial number on any bill in their wallet or even the name of the first person they ever kissed—all while standing blindfolded on stage. Her intuitive gifts will make you gasp with surprise and maybe even unleash a spooked-out shriek. Since 1983 this mind reading duo has performed in over 35 countries across the globe. The Mind Artist is considered to be an authority on the subject of the human mind. A unique style of Mind Games with Artistic talent of drawing and visuals took the Mind Artists across the globe astonishing audiences both on stage and on TV. He he claims that the powers that he uses are the same powers that are within each and every one of us – we simply need to trust and believe in them. For over 30 years the Guy Bavli, known as the -Kinetic Man- astonished audiences world wide with his Telekinesis Skills. Named a Super Human by the History Channel Stan Lees Super Human and featured in over 400 television shows, performed in 50 countries and including 1200 shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Bavli consistently delivers an interactive entertainment experience that will inspire you with his humor, mystery and amazing feats of the mind.

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
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)

In Town
NOTE: Before attending any event we recommend you call the event contact to see if there have been any last minute changes to their schedule.
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