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May 26 (Sat)
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Oct 27 (Sat)

2:30 PM to East Logan Train Ride

2:30 pm Take a narrated train ride through the historic Hocking River Valley to East Logan, passing through Haydenville, Ohios last company town. The East Logan train runs the entire length of our track, and is, as a result, the longer train of our regular weekend trains. It operates round-trip from the Nelsonville Depot to East Logan, lasting approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. It is the same route to and from East Logan; the train simply reverses direction by moving the locomotive to the other end of the train. Along the way, you will pass by the remains of Hocking Canal Lock No. 19 and Haydenville, Ohios last company town. You will also get a glimpse of the current industry in the Valley including gravel mining operations and a lumber facility. On-board narration will provide a history of the area and railroad. You may bring soft drinks and food aboard. No restrooms on the train (available in the depot). There is a wheelchair lift available at the depot as needed. 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)

In Town
May 26 (Sat)
thru
Oct 27 (Sat)

12:00 Noon to Haydenville Train Ride

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

Cost: $10-13 per person

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

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

In Town
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
Jul 4 (Wed)

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: 740-385-6841

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 19 miles
Jul 4 (Wed)

Bluebird Box Monitoring - Lake Hope

3:00 pm. Help the naturalist check for cavity nesters around the Nature Center. Nature Center Hours: Thursday 1-4pm Saturdays 1-4pm Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Jul 4 (Wed)

Birds of Prey

1:00 pm What is the difference between owls and hawks... come down to the Naturalist Cabin located by the A Frame Bridge to learn about the diurnal and nocturnal birds of prey that make Hocking Hills their home.

Cost: Free

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

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

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

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
Jul 5 (Thu)
Jul 6 (Fri)
Jul 7 (Sat)
Jul 8 (Sun)

The Great Train Robbery

Come help us rob the Train and join the Posse. Join us on Thursday to begin rehearsal and practice some mounted shooting. Train Robbery will take place on Saturday. Cost to ride: $85 with your own horse (1st or 2nd time), $40 with your own horse (veteran riders), $250 with a rented ranch horse. Not comfortable with riding but still want to participate. Ride the train...

Cost: $85-250 per person

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

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 6 miles
Jul 5 (Thu)

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: 740-385-6841

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 6 (Fri)

Music in Worthington Park Gazebo

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

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Keith Conner, Phone: 740-385-0694

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Jul 6 (Fri)

Spiders, Dispelling The Myths

1:00 pm Have you heard that daddy long legs are the most poisonous spider alive but their mouths are too small to bite? Let us learn more about spiders and gain a greater understanding of their importance. Meet at the naturalist cabin right beside the A frame bridge.

Cost: Free

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

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 6 (Fri)
Po Ramblin Boys

6:00 - 8:00 pm Bring your friends, Bring your family, Bring your picnic. Born in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains, springing to life with all the zest and zeal you would expect from a 1940s style Tennessee bluegrass band. the Po Ramblin Boys have rambled far from home while touring throughout the United States and Europe. Yet these four friends - CJ Lewandowski (Vocals, Mandolin), Jereme Brown (Vocals, Banjo), Josh Jug Rinkel (Vocals, Guitar) and Jasper Lorentzen (Bass) - remain closes to their musical roots by cranking out some of the tightest and hardest-driving traditional bluegrass you will find anywhere. Contact szostekj@hocking.edu for tickets.

Cost: $10 adults, 12 and under free

Contact: Robbins Crossing Historic Village, Phone: 740-753-3591

Location: Hocking College / Robbins Crossing, 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville Ohio (740-753-7008)

In Town
Jul 7 (Sat)

Archery - Lake Hope

5:30 - 7:30 pm. Learn how to shoot a bow and arrows. All equipment will be provided. Meet the naturalist below the Lake Hope dam. Equipment provided. Nature Center Hours: Thursday 1-4pm Saturdays 1-4pm Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Jul 7 (Sat)

Beat the Heat: The Goonies

3:00 pm. Come enjoy the 1980s classic tale of adventure and friendship. When two brothers from the -Goon Docks- find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their home. They find a treasure map, gather their friends, and head off to find the treasure. The only problem. The misfits must beat a group of bad guys vying for the same treasure. Athena Cinema of Ohio Universitys College of Fine Arts will partner with the Department of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development to present the Athena Cinema 6th Annual Beat the Heat $2 Days Film Series and Fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County. Every year, the summer series showcases childrens and family-friendly films at a discounted admission. Get out of the heat and come enjoy the cool air conditioning, delicious concessions, and movies that every child should see on the big screen.

Cost: $2.00 per ticket

Contact: The Athena Cinema, Phone: 740-592-5106

Location: Athena Cinema, 20 South Court Street, Athens Ohio (740-594-7382)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Jul 7 (Sat)

Terrific Turtles

1:00 pm Stop by the Naturalist Cabin near the A frame bridge to learn about the turtles that make Hocking Hills their home. Learn about the decline of the Eastern Box Turtle and ways we can help.

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Cedar Falls Stroll

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

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Robbery Train

6:00 pm Departure. Adult - $22.00, Child - $18.00, Senior - $20.00 Ride back in time when our train carries a gold shipment only to encounter... bandits on horseback. Kid-friendly and fun for the whole family. Ride back into history when our old-time train carries a -gold- shipment. the robbers are planning an attack with their horses and guns to rob the train of its gold and the passengers of their -play- money. This thrilling trip is fun for the entire family and one of our most popular trains. Train dates: Saturday, June 9, July 7, and August 4, 2018. This round trip train is scheduled for a 6 p.m. departure. Advance reservations are highly recommended for this train, as it typically sells out. Seating is made on a first-come, first-served basis and are not assigned regardless of reservation. No restrooms on the train, but facilities are in the depot. Please plan to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to departure. Duration of ride: Approximately two hours.

Cost: $18-22 per person

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

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

In Town
Jul 8 (Sun)

Conkle's Creep

9:00 am Conkles 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. No pets allowed in the nature preserve please.

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
Jul 8 (Sun)

Skins and Skulls

1:00 pm Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin to see what critters make the Hocking Hills home.

Cost: Free

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

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 11 (Wed)

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
Jul 12 (Thu)

Historic Lantern Tour of Ash Cave

9:00 pm. The mystery of Ash Cave is special, as far back as the last Ice Age and beyond. Join the naturalist in the parking lot area to explore Ash Cave by lantern light and learn about this special history first hand. We supply the lights you supply the imagination. No pets please at the lantern tour.

Cost: Free

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

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 13 (Fri)

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
Jul 13 (Fri)

Music in Worthington Park Gazebo

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

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Keith Conner, Phone: 740-385-0694

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Jul 14 (Sat)

Cedar Falls Stroll

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

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Hocking's Wildlife at the Cabin

1:00 pm As you pass by on your hike today, stop by the Naturalist Cabin to explore and take a closer look at some of our native residents. Naturalist will be available to explain and answer questions.

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Archery - Lake Hope

5:30 - 7:30 pm. Learn how to shoot a bow and arrows. All equipment will be provided. Meet the naturalist below the Lake Hope dam. Equipment provided. Nature Center Hours: Thursday 1-4pm Saturdays 1-4pm Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Jul 15 (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: 740-385-6841

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

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

Bluebird Box Monitoring - Lake Hope

3:00 pm. Help the naturalist check for cavity nesters around the Nature Center. Nature Center Hours: Thursday 1-4pm Saturdays 1-4pm Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Jul 19 (Thu)

Stand Up Paddleboard - Lake Hope

9:00 - 11:00 am Free. Equipment provided. Ages 12+. Bring water and prepare to get wet. Meet at the Boat Ramp on OH-278. Introductory Courses. first come first served. Meant to get you familiar with the parts, safety concerns, and paddling techniques of a kayak or SUP. Nature Center Hours: Thursday 1-4pm Saturdays 1-4pm Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Jul 19 (Thu)

Reptile Rampage

1:00 pm What makes a reptile a reptile... what is cold blooded... who lives around here... For the answer to these and other questions join the naturalist at the naturalists cabin located behind the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center.

Cost: Free Event

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

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

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

Evergreen Hike

9:00 am Meet the naturalist at the parking area of Conkle s Hollow State Nature Preserve to learn more about the hardy plants that make the cold winter more colorful. Make sure to bundle up and wear sturdy shoes. No pets permitted in the preserve please.

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
Jul 20 (Fri)

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
Jul 20 (Fri)

Birds of Prey

1:00 pm What is the difference between owls and hawks... come down to the Naturalist Cabin located by the A Frame Bridge to learn about the diurnal and nocturnal birds of prey that make Hocking Hills their home.

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Stand Up Paddleboard - Lake Hope

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Free. Equipment provided. Ages 12+. Bring water and prepare to get wet. Meet at the Boat Ramp on OH-278. Introductory Courses. first come first served. Meant to get you familiar with the parts, safety concerns, and paddling techniques of a kayak or SUP. Nature Center Hours: Thursday 1-4pm Saturdays 1-4pm Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Jul 20 (Fri)

Music in Worthington Park Gazebo

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

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Keith Conner, Phone: 740-385-0694

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Jul 20 (Fri)
Jul 21 (Sat)
Jul 22 (Sun)

Splash Pad Weekend

Join in on our brand new splash Pad and prepare to get wet and wild. This weekend the Splash Pad and other water activities will be free of charge to all campers. Do not forget to bring your super-soakers and get ready for squirt gun wars, water balloon relays, wet wagon rides, and our water balloon challenge. It is gonna get more than a little wet and you know it is probably gonna get a little wild, so come prepared to get soaked and join tin the fun. Get wild, but stay within the rules.

Cost: Free to all campers

Contact: Hocking Hills Adventures, Phone: 740-385-8685

Location: 31251 Chieftain Drive, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 13 miles
Jul 21 (Sat)

Beat the Heat: The Beatles: Yellow Submarine

3:00 pm. Join us during Ohio Brew Weeks Last Call festivities for a one-time-only, extra special return to Pepperland. Newly restored in 4K with 5.1 Surround Sound for its 50th anniversary, Yellow Submarine is a fantastic tale brimming with peace, love, and hope, presented today more complete and colorful than ever before. It is propelled by essential Beatles songs, including -Eleanor Rigby,- -When Im Sixty-Four,- -Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,- -All You Need Is Love,- and -Its All Too Much.- When the film debuted in 1968, it was instantly recognized as a landmark achievement, revolutionizing a genre by integrating the freestyle approach of the era with innovative animation techniques. Yellow Submarine was restored in 4K digital resolution by Paul Rutan Jr. and his team of specialists at Triage Motion Picture Services and Eque Inc. The films songs and score were remixed in 5.1 stereo surround sound at UMGs Abbey Road Studios by music mix engineer Peter Cobbin. Due to the delicate nature of the hand-drawn original artwork, no automated software was used in the digital clean-up of the films restored photochemical elements. This was all done by hand, frame by frame. Athena Cinema of Ohio Universitys College of Fine Arts will partner with the Department of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development to present the Athena Cinema 6th Annual Beat the Heat $2 Days Film Series and Fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County. Every year, the summer series showcases childrens and family-friendly films at a discounted admission. Get out of the heat and come enjoy the cool air conditioning, delicious concessions, and movies that every child should see on the big screen.

Cost: $2.00 per ticket

Contact: The Athena Cinema, Phone: 740-592-5106

Location: Athena Cinema, 20 South Court Street, Athens Ohio (740-594-7382)

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

Archery - Lake Hope

5:30 - 7:30 pm. Learn how to shoot a bow and arrows. All equipment will be provided. Meet the naturalist below the Lake Hope dam. Equipment provided. Nature Center Hours: Thursday 1-4pm Saturdays 1-4pm Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio

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

Ash Cave Stroll

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

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Moth Hours - Lake Hope

10:00 pm - 1:00 am Learn the importance of these late-night fliers then investigate what moths live at Lake Hope at a couple of light traps near the nature center. Bring a flashlight and camera. Nature Center Hours: Thursday 1-4pm Saturdays 1-4pm Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Jul 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.

Cost: Free

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

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 16 miles
Jul 22 (Sun)

Trees Please

1:00 pm. Meet the naturalist at the Ash Cave Parking lot to learn about some of the trees in the Hocking Hills and their uses. We will take a short walk to learn ways to identify trees in the area.

Cost: Free

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

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 25 (Wed)

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
Jul 26 (Thu)

Kayak - Lake Hope

5:30 - 7:30 pm Free. Equipment provided. Ages 12+. Bring water and prepare to get wet. Meet at the Boat Ramp on OH-278. Introductory Courses. first come first served. Meant to get you familiar with the parts, safety concerns, and paddling techniques of a kayak or SUP. Nature Center Hours: Thursday 1-4pm Saturdays 1-4pm Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Jul 26 (Thu)

Historic Lantern Tour of Ash Cave

9:00 pm. The mystery of Ash Cave is special, as far back as the last Ice Age and beyond. Join the naturalist in the parking lot area to explore Ash Cave by lantern light and learn about this special history first hand. We supply the lights you supply the imagination. No pets please at the lantern tour.

Cost: Free

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

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 26 (Thu)

Full Moon Hike - Lake Hope

8:30 pm Enjoy a 3-mile hike illuminated by the moon. Meet at the shelter house just past the beach house. Nature Center Hours: Thursday 1-4pm Saturdays 1-4pm Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio

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

Music in Worthington Park Gazebo

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

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Keith Conner, Phone: 740-385-0694

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Jul 28 (Sat)

The Civilian Conservation Corp and Hocking Hills

9:00 am Join the Naturalist to learn how the CCC helped to build the trails, tunnels, and forests that have made the Hocking Hills region what it is today. This presentation will include a short walk down into the gorge to see some of the work that the men of the Corp helped with. Meet at the Naturalist cabin located by the A frame bridge.

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Archery - Lake Hope

9:00 - 11:00 am. Learn how to shoot a bow and arrows. All equipment will be provided. Meet the naturalist below the Lake Hope dam. Equipment provided. Nature Center Hours: Thursday 1-4pm Saturdays 1-4pm Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Jul 28 (Sat)

Terrific Turtles

1:00 pm Stop by the Naturalist Cabin near the A frame bridge to learn about the turtles that make Hocking Hills their home. Learn about the decline of the Eastern Box Turtle and ways we can help.

Cost: Free

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

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
Jul 28 (Sat)
Diamond Music Festival

8:00 pm Outside Music Concert at State Route 664 and County Road 53. Address is 43135 County Road 53. Without Papers (WOP) Is An Original Band Based Out Of The Southeast Ohio Area...Formed Late 1999. They Take Pride In Their Roots Of The Workin Class And Make Every Attempt To Define That Thru Their Music. WOP Is Honored To Have Released Eight Records Thruout The Years. THE BALLAD OF JONNY Z --NO BELLS OR WHISTLES --UGLY --CHOCOLATE CAKE--DANDYLION WINE (2 Disc)-- TUESDAY NIGHTS --LIVE @ THE BLUE ROOM---And-- SHINE A LIGHT---.

Cost: $10.00

Contact: 43135 County Road 53, Logan, OH, Phone: 740-753-4784

Location: Insea Sound Shop, 38786 US 33, Nelsonville Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 4 miles
Jul 29 (Sun)

Games of the Past

1:00 pm. Meet at the Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Mans Cave Visitors Center to learn about some of the fun things that pioneer children did when they had free time. Try your hand at some of the games and activities. As you pass by on your hike today stop by the Naturalist Cabin, located behind the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center, to explore and take a closer look at some of our native residents. Naturalist will be available for discussion and to answer questions.

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Appalachian Culture Mini-Workshops

10:00 - 11:00 am Instrumental Petting Zoo Hosted by ARTS/West at Stuart's Opera House 3:00 pm Jam Session Fiddlesticks Hosted by ARTS/West at Nelsonville Public Library The Appalachian Music Program reflects the rich traditions of music and storytelling of the Appalachian Foothills Region. Classes are offered in some of the common Appalachian instruments and students can participate in an old-time stringband ensemble as well as learn about the historical development of the music. Lunch provided by SEO Food Bank from 12-1pm each day at Stuarts. Banjo - Mandolin - Fiddle - Ukelele - Guitar. Monday, July 30 - Thursday, August 2 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Jul 31 (Tue)

Appalachian Culture Mini-Workshops

3:00 - 4:00 pm Storytelling in the Appalachian Tradition Hosted by Don Dudding at Nelsonville Public Library The Appalachian Music Program reflects the rich traditions of music and storytelling of the Appalachian Foothills Region. Classes are offered in some of the common Appalachian instruments and students can participate in an old-time stringband ensemble as well as learn about the historical development of the music. Lunch provided by SEO Food Bank from 12-1pm each day at Stuarts. Banjo - Mandolin - Fiddle - Ukelele - Guitar. Monday, July 30 - Thursday, August 2 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Aug 1 (Wed)

Appalachian Culture Mini-Workshops

3:00 - 4:00 pm Square Dane Hosted by Joe Burdock at Stuarts Opera House Joe Burdock, Fiddle + Guitar Instructor. Joe is an old time fiddler, multi-instrumentalist, and square dance caller. He has performed all over the region, country, and over seas including with his band Fiddle Pie. The Appalachian Music Program reflects the rich traditions of music and storytelling of the Appalachian Foothills Region. Classes are offered in some of the common Appalachian instruments and students can participate in an old-time stringband ensemble as well as learn about the historical development of the music. Lunch provided by SEO Food Bank from 12-1pm each day at Stuarts. Banjo - Mandolin - Fiddle - Ukelele - Guitar. Monday, July 30 - Thursday, August 2 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Aug 2 (Thu)
Aug 3 (Fri)
Aug 4 (Sat)
Aug 5 (Sun)

The Great Train Robbery

Come help us rob the Train and join the Posse. Join us on Thursday to begin rehearsal and practice some mounted shooting. Train Robbery will take place on Saturday. Cost to ride: $85 with your own horse (1st or 2nd time), $40 with your own horse (veteran riders), $250 with a rented ranch horse. Not comfortable with riding but still want to participate. Ride the train...

Cost: $85-250 per person

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

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 6 miles
Aug 2 (Thu)

Appalachian Culture Mini-Workshops

3:00 - 4:00 pm Appalachian Foodways Hosted by Live Healthy Appalachia at Nelsonville Public Library The Appalachian Music Program reflects the rich traditions of music and storytelling of the Appalachian Foothills Region. Classes are offered in some of the common Appalachian instruments and students can participate in an old-time stringband ensemble as well as learn about the historical development of the music. Lunch provided by SEO Food Bank from 12-1pm each day at Stuarts. Banjo - Mandolin - Fiddle - Ukelele - Guitar. Monday, July 30 - Thursday, August 2 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Aug 3 (Fri)

Appalachian Culture Mini-Workshops

Instrument Repair Hosted by Stewart-MacDonald at Nelsonville Public Library Flatfooting Hosted by Joe Burdock at Stuarts Opera House and Open Stage All Day at the Nelsonville Public Library (weather permitting) The Appalachian Music Program reflects the rich traditions of music and storytelling of the Appalachian Foothills Region. Classes are offered in some of the common Appalachian instruments and students can participate in an old-time stringband ensemble as well as learn about the historical development of the music. Lunch provided by SEO Food Bank from 12-1pm each day at Stuarts. Banjo - Mandolin - Fiddle - Ukelele - Guitar. Monday, July 30 - Thursday, August 2 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Aug 3 (Fri)

Music in Worthington Park Gazebo

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

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Keith Conner, Phone: 740-385-0694

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Aug 4 (Sat)

Beat the Heat: Hook

3:00 pm. When his young children are abducted by his old nemesis, Capt. Hook (Dustin Hoffman), middle-aged lawyer Peter Banning (Robin Williams) returns to his magical origins as Peter Pan. Peter must revisit a foggy past in which he abandoned Neverland for family life, leaving Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts) and the Lost Boys to fend for themselves. Given their bitterness toward Peter for growing up — and their allegiance to their new leader, Rufio — the old gang may not be happy to see him. Athena Cinema of Ohio Universitys College of Fine Arts will partner with the Department of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development to present the Athena Cinema 6th Annual Beat the Heat $2 Days Film Series and Fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County. Every year, the summer series showcases childrens and family-friendly films at a discounted admission. Get out of the heat and come enjoy the cool air conditioning, delicious concessions, and movies that every child should see on the big screen.

Cost: $2.00 per ticket

Contact: The Athena Cinema, Phone: 740-592-5106

Location: Athena Cinema, 20 South Court Street, Athens Ohio (740-594-7382)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Aug 4 (Sat)

Robbery Train

6:00 pm Departure. Adult - $22.00, Child - $18.00, Senior - $20.00 Ride back in time when our train carries a gold shipment only to encounter... bandits on horseback. Kid-friendly and fun for the whole family. Ride back into history when our old-time train carries a -gold- shipment. the robbers are planning an attack with their horses and guns to rob the train of its gold and the passengers of their -play- money. This thrilling trip is fun for the entire family and one of our most popular trains. Train dates: Saturday, June 9, July 7, and August 4, 2018. This round trip train is scheduled for a 6 p.m. departure. Advance reservations are highly recommended for this train, as it typically sells out. Seating is made on a first-come, first-served basis and are not assigned regardless of reservation. No restrooms on the train, but facilities are in the depot. Please plan to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to departure. Duration of ride: Approximately two hours.

Cost: $18-22 per person

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

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

In Town
Aug 4 (Sat)

Archery - Lake Hope

5:00 pm. Learn how to shoot a bow. All equipment will be provided. Meet the naturalist at the archery range past the beach house. Nature Center Hours: Thursday 1-4pm Saturdays 1-4pm Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio

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

Son Volt

7:00 pm Floor Seats: $33/advance $38/door Balcony Seats: $28/advance $33/door Box Seats: $38/advance $43/door Led by the songwriting and vocals of Jay Farrar, Son Volt was one of the most instrumental and influential bands in launching the alt.country movement of the 1990s. A movement that was the precursor to what is now widely referred to as Americana. The seminal band Son Volts latest album, Notes Of Blue, features 10 songs inspired by the spirit of the blues, but not the standard blues as most know it. The unique and haunting tunings of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Skip James and Nick Drake were all points of exploration for Farrar for the new collection.

Cost: $28-43 per person

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

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Aug 5 (Sun)

Nature on Display - Lake Hope

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Check out the naturalists collection of things found in the park. Test yourself by identifying them all. At the dining lodge. Nature Center Hours: Thursday 1-4pm Saturdays 1-4pm Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Aug 8 (Wed)

Bluebird Box Monitoring - Lake Hope

3:00 pm. Help the naturalist check for cavity nesters around the Nature Center. Nature Center Hours: Thursday 1-4pm Saturdays 1-4pm Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Aug 8 (Wed)

Dog Day of Summer - Lake Hope

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Come celebrate your canine companion with activities on the beach. Local vendors and demonstrations, even adoptable dogs will be available. Off leash is permitted in the beach area only. Pets must be up-to-date on all vaccinations and friendly with people and other dogs. Nature Center Hours: Thursday 1-4pm Saturdays 1-4pm Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Aug 10 (Fri)

Music in Worthington Park Gazebo

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

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Keith Conner, Phone: 740-385-0694

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Aug 10 (Fri)

Stand Up Paddleboard - Lake Hope

5:00 pm Free. Equipment provided. Ages 12+. Bring water and prepare to get wet. Meet at the Boat Ramp on OH-278. Introductory Courses. first come first served. Meant to get you familiar with the parts, safety concerns, and paddling techniques of a kayak or SUP. Nature Center Hours: Thursday 1-4pm Saturdays 1-4pm Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio

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

Stand Up Paddleboard - Lake Hope

9:00 am Free. Equipment provided. Ages 12+. Bring water and prepare to get wet. Meet at the Boat Ramp on OH-278. Introductory Courses. first come first served. Meant to get you familiar with the parts, safety concerns, and paddling techniques of a kayak or SUP. Nature Center Hours: Thursday 1-4pm Saturdays 1-4pm Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Aug 12 (Sun)

Pups on SUPS - Lake Hope

12:00 - 2:00 pm Free. Equipment provided. Ages 12+. Bring water and prepare to get wet. Meet at the Boat Ramp on OH-278. Introductory Courses. first come first served. Meant to get you familiar with the parts, safety concerns, and paddling techniques of a kayak or SUP. Nature Center Hours: Thursday 1-4pm Saturdays 1-4pm Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Aug 15 (Wed)
Aug 16 (Thu)
Aug 17 (Fri)
Aug 18 (Sat)

Parade of the Hills in Nelsonville

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

Cost: Small Fee

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

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

In Town
Aug 17 (Fri)

Music in Worthington Park Gazebo

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

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Keith Conner, Phone: 740-385-0694

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Aug 18 (Sat)

Beat the Heat: The Secret of Nimh

3:00 pm. Mrs. Brisby (Elizabeth Hartman), a widowed mouse, must move her children out of their home in a field before the local farmer starts plowing. Unable to leave because her son is ill, Mrs. Brisby seeks the help of nearby rats, who have heightened intelligence after being the subjects of scientific experiments. She receives an unexpected gift from the elder rat, Nicodemus (Derek Jacobi). Soon Mrs. Brisby is caught in a conflict among the rats, jeopardizing her mission to save her family. Athena Cinema of Ohio Universitys College of Fine Arts will partner with the Department of Real Estate Management, Community Engagement and Economic Development to present the Athena Cinema 6th Annual Beat the Heat $2 Days Film Series and Fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County. Every year, the summer series showcases childrens and family-friendly films at a discounted admission. Get out of the heat and come enjoy the cool air conditioning, delicious concessions, and movies that every child should see on the big screen.

Cost: $2.00 per ticket

Contact: The Athena Cinema, Phone: 740-592-5106

Location: Athena Cinema, 20 South Court Street, Athens Ohio (740-594-7382)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Aug 31 (Fri)

Archery - Lake Hope

5:00 pm. Learn how to shoot a bow. All equipment will be provided. Meet the naturalist at the archery range past the beach house. Nature Center Hours: Thursday 1-4pm Saturdays 1-4pm Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Aug 31 (Fri)
Sep 1 (Sat)
Sep 2 (Sun)
Sep 3 (Mon)

Labor Day Cattle Weekend

Come on out to the ranch and help us say Goodbye to Summer and Hello to fall. Lots of events planned for the entire weekend. Starting with our Cattle Roundup at 1 PM on Friday – This event is FREE to guests of the ranch. Not staying at the ranch but want to help us round em up... $10 fee for non-campers. Drive will be followed by doctoring and banding and ranch breakaway roping. We will have a sorting/cow clinic, and competitions, DJ with a dance and campfire on Saturday and Sunday night, POTLUCK dinner on Saturday night with the ranch supplying the main course. As always, the pool will be open, we have rustic and fully furnished cabins available and campsites with W/E hookups. Rental horses available. Friday 31st Cattle Round-Up, (1:00pm $10 rider fee for non-campers) Doctoring and Banding Ranch (Breakaway)Roping to Follow Saturday 1st Sorting/Cow Working Clinic $45 (ARENA CLOSED 10-11:30am) Open Arena Sorting Competition (Open $25, Pro/Am $15, Novice $15) Potluck Cowboy Dinner – WE PROVIDE THE MAIN COURSE Campfire, Music and Dancing Sunday 2nd Fun Show Monday 3rd Ranch Classes

Cost: $85-250 per person

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

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 6 miles
Sep 1 (Sat)

All Caboose Train Ride

11:00 am Departure. Ever wanted to ride a real caboose... Now is your chance. See what it was like riding the rails inside a caboose in our annual all-caboose train. Every so often, the collection of privately-owned cabooses in Nelsonville are opened up to the public and assembled into a special all-caboose train. During the ride, several photo run-bys will take place. The trip will last approximately three hours and operates the full length of the line to East Logan and return. It is the same route to and from East Logan; the train simply reverses direction by moving the locomotive to the other end of the train. A great event for the rail-fan in your life. Seating is incredibly limited so reserve your tickets as soon as possible. Duration of ride: Approximately three hours.

Cost: $25 per person

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

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

In Town
Sep 3 (Mon)

Labor Day Train Ride

1:00 pm Departure. Enjoy a relaxing, narrated train ride with the family round trip to East Logan and return. View the remaining historic sites along the scenic Hocking River Valley, as well as the current industry such as gravel mining and lumber processing. View the remaining historic sights along the scenic Hocking River Valley. The 20-mile ride will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. It is the same route to and from East Logan; the train simply reverses direction by moving the locomotive to the other end of the train. Along the way, you will pass by the remains of Hocking Canal Lock No. 19 and Haydenville, Ohios last company town. You will also get a glimpse of the current industry in the Valley including gravel mining operations and a lumber facility. On-board narration will provide a history of the area and railroad. You may bring soft drinks and food aboard. No restrooms on the train (available in the depot). There is a wheelchair lift available at the depot as needed.

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 13 (Thu)

Waxahatchee with Night Shop and Anna St. Louis

8:00 pm Floor Seats: $21/advance $26/door Balcony Seats: $18/advance $23/door Box Seats: $26/advance $31/door Stuarts Opera House is excited to welcome an evening of music from three amazing acts. Out in the Storm, Katie Crutchfields fourth album as Waxahatchee and her second release with Merge, is the blazing result of a woman reawakened. NIGHT SHOP Night Shop is the new solo project from Justin Sullivan, drummer for such people and bands as: Kevin Morby, The Babies, and Flat Worms. They are preceded by many more, as he has toured in bands for the past 18 years. His debut e.p. was recorded at Compny Studios in Los Angeles, engineered by Drew Fisher (Kevin Morby, The Babies, Girl Pool) and is comprised of world weary, melancholy songs with trace elements of optimism. He was joined in the recording effort by Will Ivy, on electric guitar, and Tim Hellman (Thee Oh Sees) on bass. ANNA ST. LOUIS Despite her last name, Anna St. Louis was born and raised in Kansas City. She grew up a painter and singing in punk bands, eventually leaving her hometown to attend art school in Philadelphia. After graduating she made the move to Los Angeles where she began teaching herself guitar, writing songs and recording them on her own in her bedroom. First Songs is the sound of someone discovering their talent in real time – a peak into the collage of a wonderful mind that is absorbing their new surroundings and using new tools to put them into the room. Listening to this collection you can feel the sun coming in through the window – Anna on the foot of the bed with a guitar on her knee, finding her voice. St. Louis wears her influences well – think Patsy Cline singing over John Fahey – but has a style all her own. And while you can take the artist out of the midwest, you cant take the midwest out of the artist – so let this be known; this is Midwestern music ran through a California filter.

Cost: $18-31 per person

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

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Sep 14 (Fri)
Sep 15 (Sat)
Sep 16 (Sun)

20th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival

Fri 4pm-midnight. Sat 10am-midnight. Sun 10am-4pm. The 20th 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
Oct 4 (Thu)
thru
Oct 26 (Fri)

October Weekday Fall Foliage Train

1:00 pm Thursdays and Fridays in October. Take in the autumn colors of the hills as they pass by your window on the train while you move along the historic Hocking River Valley. Watch the vivid colors of autumn pass by you while you take a train ride along the historic Hocking River Valley. Take in the scenery from one of our enclosed coaches or one of our open-air cars. Trains depart each Thursday and Friday from the Nelsonville Depot. Along the way, you will pass by the remains of Hocking Canal Lock No. 19 and Haydenville, Ohios last company town. You will also get a glimpse of the current industry in the Valley including gravel mining operations and a lumber facility. On-board narration will provide a history of the area and railroad. You may bring soft drinks and food aboard. No restrooms on the train (available in the depot). There is a wheelchair lift available at the depot as needed. Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure.

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
Nov 24 (Sat)
thru
Dec 16 (Sun)

Santa Train

11:00 am and 2:00 pm Departure on Saturdays and Sundays between November 24th and December 16th. 6:00 pm Departure on Saturday, Dec 8th and 6:00 pm Departure on Saturday, Dec 15th. A long tradition in the Hocking Valley--the annual Santa Trains. Continue the tradition as Santa visits each child as the train rolls along the valley. Take part in an annual Christmas tradition in the Hocking River Valley that families have enjoyed for 40 years. As the train departs, Santa begins his journey through the train of heated coaches and visits with each child, hearing their special requests before the Big Day. Each child also gets to enjoy a candy treat after Santas visit. Trains operate each Saturday and Sunday between November 24th and December 16th at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and an evening departure on Saturday December 8th and 15th at 6:00 p.m. Each train departs Nelsonville round trip for about 20 miles and lasts approximately two hours. Reservations are strongly suggested as trains often sell out. It is the same route to and from East Logan; the train simply reverses direction by moving the locomotive to the other end of the train.

Cost: $14-$18 per person

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

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

In Town
Dec 11 (Tue)

The Lone Bellow - the Triiio Tour

7:00 pm Floor Seats: $27/advance $32/door Balcony Seats: $22/advance $27/door Box Seats: $32/advance $37/door The Lone Bellows third studio album, Walk Into A Storm, was released last fall on Descendant Records/Sony Music Masterworks. The album was produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and recorded in Nashville, TN. It has been three years since the bands victorious, Then Came The Morning was released. The album was produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner and nominated for an Americana Music Award. The Lone Bellow appeared on Kimmel, Letterman, Conan, CBS This Morning, Later…with Jools Holland and James Corden in support of the album. In the years since the release the band left their beloved adopted home of Brooklyn and moved to Nashville, TN.

Cost: $22-37 per person

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

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Dec 31 (Mon)

New Years Eve Train and Fireworks

10:30 pm Departure. Ring in the New Year in a unique way. Take the train and watch the fireworks as 2019 is ushered in. Choose from pizza and pop cars or wine and cheese cars. New Years resolution to do something different... Party on the train as you ring in the New Year. Enjoy pizza and pop or wine and cheese during the ride, and watch the fireworks display as we help bring in 2019. The train ride lasts about two hours and covers twenty miles round trip. The Wine and Cheese participants are in a separate car from the Pizza and Pop. No one under 21 may be in the Wine and Cheese car due to alcohol laws. You may not bring your own alcohol on board, but you may bring soft drinks along if desired. Children under age 18 are not permitted to ride separate from an adult. Reservations are required as ticket sales will end December 29, 2018 at 11:55 p.m. 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: $20-33 per person

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

Location: 33 W. Canal Street, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Jan 13 (Sun)

Rhonda Vincent and The Rage

3:00 pm Stuarts welcomes back Bluegrass legend Rhonda Vincent and her band The Rage for a special Sunday Bluegrass Matinee. Rhonda Vincents career spans 24 albums and she has worked with everyone from Dolly Parton and George Jones to Faith Hill. She has received over 40 awards including an unprecedented 8 consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association and 6 Grammy nominations. And if you add in her band The Rage they emerge as the most awarded band in Bluegrass music with over 100 awards. Famously crowned as --The New Queen of Bluegrass-- by the Wall Street Journal, and the most decorated artist in that field. Vincents music incorporates savvy contemporary touches while drawing deeply from the authentic traditions of classic bluegrass, with a flawless band that can execute break-neck instrumentals to heart wrenching ballads. Vincent has also performed and recorded with the best of the best, including Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Keith Urban, Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Daryle Singletary, Richard Marx, Hank Williams Jr and more. While being a 15-time --Entertainer of the Year,-- Vincent has established herself as one of the most visible, best-selling artists in the genre, whose cross-over appeal stretches well into the mainstream media.

Cost: $29-39 per person

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

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
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