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May 6 (Sun)

Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival

5-11 pm Thu, 11am-11pm Fri/Sat 12-5 pm Sun. Watch the downtown streets of McArthur come alive with food, music and fun for the whole family. Activities such as Great nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides and games, car show, quilt show, queens and baby contests. Grand parade will be Saturday, at 600 p.m., followed by the crowning of the Wild Turkey Festival Queen. Come join us.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Vinton County CVB, Phone: 740-591-1118

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 19 miles
May 5 (Sat)

Youth Fishing Tournament - Lake Hope

9:00 - 11:00 am. Ages 16 and under. Adults must be present with each child. Trophy presentation and cookout afterwards. Bring your own pole and bait, but some will be provided. Meet at Lake Hope Dam. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Special Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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
May 5 (Sat)

Skin and Skulls

2:00 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
May 6 (Sun)

Late Bloomers - Lake Hope

1:00 pm. Search for flowers blooming on this leisurely walk. Meet at the Hope School House. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Special Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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
May 11 (Fri)

Friday Fishing - Lake Hope

6:00 - 8:00 pm. Join the naturalist for an evening of free fishing fun. Poles and bait are provided. Ages 16+ must present a valid fishing license. Meet at the Lake Hope dam. Lake Hope Nature Center Hours: Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Sundays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Special Hours: Friday, May 25, 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27, 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday May 28, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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
May 11 (Fri)

Terrific Turtles

2:00 pm Stop by the Naturalist Cabin to learn about the turtles that make Hocking Hills their home. Learn about eh decline of teh 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
May 12 (Sat)

Warblers of Ash Cave for International Migratory

9:00 am Warblers Of Ash Cave For International Migratory Bird Day Join the naturalist at the Parking area at Ash Cave for a hike to experience the return of the spring warblers and other avian species. Hocking Hills state Park is one of the best places for birding due to the unique ecosystem of the gorge and this program is for the beginner or long time birder. Bring along binoculars and a cool drink and come dressed for the weather.

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
May 12 (Sat)
May 13 (Sun)

Pre-Season Trains - beat the rush

1:00 pm Saturday and Sunday Hop aboard a vintage train for a trip through history. Departing at 1:00 pm from Nelsonville, this train operates over former Hocking Valley Railway track to East Logan and return. The trip in its entirety 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. Duration of ride: Approximately one hour and thirty minutes

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 16 (Wed)

The Devil Makes Three

8:00 pm Floor Seats: $33/advance $38/door Balcony Seats: $28/advance $33/door Box Seats: $38/advance $43/door --Theres a road that goes out of every town. All youve got to do is get on it,-- Pete Bernhard says. The guitarist / singer and his cohorts in the raw and raucous trio The Devil Makes Three have found their way onto that road numerous times since they first left their picaresque rural hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont. Back then, they had no idea it would lead them to such auspicious destinations as the Newport Folk and Austin City Limits Festivals, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, and on tours with Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and Trampled By Turtles. Along the way, they drew numerous accolades from a growing fan base and press alike. TDM3s travels and travails serve as inspiration for their fourth album and their New West Records debut, Im a Stranger Here, produced by Buddy Miller and recorded at Dan Auerbachs (Black Keys) Easy Eye Sound in Nashville.

Cost: $28-43 per person

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

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
May 17 (Thu)

The Bobcat, an Ohio Native - Lake Hope

6:30 pm. Learn all about Ohios native feline from researcher Cheryl Mollohan. Meet at the Dining Lodge. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Special Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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
May 18 (Fri)
May 19 (Sat)

Heroes Weekend

5:00pm Meet and greet 6:00pm Ceremony Military, Fireman, Police and Emergency Responders are our Heros. On this weekend our heros get a 50% discount for a two night stay camping, cabin or river trip (limit one campsite, cabin, or river trip per hero family, ID required for discount). Join us in the Family Fun Center field on Saturday at 5:00pm to meet and greet our heroes. A ceremony to honor our heroes will be held at 6:00pm. Corn hole, horseshoes, kickball, hey-hey-hey rides and more.

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
May 18 (Fri)

Creeking

11:00 am. Take a closer look at the crawly critters that live in the creeks and streams around the Hocking Hills. Meet at the shelter house at Ash Cave. Please wear sturdy shoes and clothes you can get muddy. Flip flops are not recommended.

Cost: Free

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

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
May 19 (Sat)

Highs and Lows Hike - Lake Hope

10:00 am. Test yourself on a moderately strenuous 3-mile hike featuring ridgelines and valleys. Elevation change of nearly 300 feet. Bring water. Meet at Oak Point on Cabin Ridge Road. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Special Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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
May 19 (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: 740-385-6561

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
May 20 (Sun)

Archery - Lake Hope

1:00 - 3:00 pm. Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow or perfect your skills. Meet at the Archery Range across the road from the shelter house. Equipment provided. Nature Center Hours: Saturdays, 1-4pm Sundays, 9am-12pm Special Hours: Friday May 25, 2-5pm Sunday, May 27, 1-7pm Monday May 28, 10am-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
May 24 (Thu)
May 25 (Fri)
May 26 (Sat)
May 27 (Sun)
May 28 (Mon)

Moonshine Festival

600 pm on Thu/Fri and 1200 pm on Sat/Sun/Mon. Located in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, the festival features a variety of events including a working Moonshine Still Display, local history museum, flea market vendors, moonshine burgers, moonshine pie, moonshine doggies, carnival rides and games, free entertainment including Grand Ole Opry Show on Sunday, good food, souvenirs, talent show, Cruise-In, and 2 parades concluding with the Grand Parade on Memorial Day.

Cost: Free Events

Contact: Moonshine Festival, Phone: 740-394-2838

Location: 1 Main Street, New Straitsville Ohio (740-394-2239)

Distance from Nelsonville: about 8 miles
May 25 (Fri)

Friday Fishing - Lake Hope

6:00 - 8:00 pm. Join the naturalist for an evening of free fishing fun. Poles and bait are provided. Ages 16+ must present a valid fishing license. Meet at the Lake Hope dam. Lake Hope Nature Center Hours: Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Sundays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Special Hours: Friday, May 25, 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27, 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday May 28, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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
May 25 (Fri)

Rose Lake Stand Up Paddle Board SUP Excursion

1:00 pm Ever wanted to try your hand at SUP.. Maybe you have been paddling for a while and want to learn more. Well, join the naturalist instructor who will teach participants the proper handling and control of a SUP along with the proper gear. Equipment will be provided. Pre-registration is required for this trip and you must sign up in person at the camp office. Trip size is limited so register early. Please wear clothing to get wet, no open toe shoes and bring along plenty to drink.

Cost: Free/Registration Required

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

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 16 miles
May 26 (Sat)

Hockings Owls

2:00 pm. Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a closer look at Ohios winged nocturnal predators.

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
May 26 (Sat)

Gone Creekin - Lake Hope

10:00 am. Discover what lives in the waters between Lake Hope and Raccoon Creek. Meet at Lake Hope Dam. Prepare to get wet! Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Special Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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
May 26 (Sat)

The Wonders of Old Man's Cave

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Distance from Nelsonville: about 17 miles
May 26 (Sat)
thru
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
May 27 (Sun)

Scavenger Hunt - Lake Hope

10:00 am. You may start any time during open hours, but must be completed before 4:00 pm to qualify for a prize. Pick one up at the Nature Center. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Special Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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
May 27 (Sun)

Full Moon Hike - Lake Hope

8:00 pm. Enjoy a 3-mile hike illuminated by the light of the beautiful moon. Meet at the Shelter House. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Special Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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
May 27 (Sun)

Early Bird Hungry Hummers - Lake Hope

1:00 - 3:00 pm. Hand-feed hummingbirds at the nature center. We are trying this much earlier in the year than usual to see how it goes. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Special Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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
May 27 (Sun)

Annual Spring Craft Show - Lake Hope

10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Come to the Lake Hope Lodge to pick last minute gifts for Mom from local craft vendors. Enjoy a meal at the lodge before you leave. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Special Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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
May 28 (Mon)

Memorial Day Train

1:00 pm Celebrate the Memorial Day with an old-fashioned train ride. One round trip train is scheduled to depart on Memorial Day from the Nelsonville Depot and go to Logan, lasting 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 life available at the depot as needed.

Cost: $12-15/person, Military free

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

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

In Town
May 31 (Thu)

Historic Lantern Tour of Ash Cave

8:00 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
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
Jun 9 (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
Jun 9 (Sat)

Beat the Heat: The Phantom Tollbooth

3:00 pm. Come experience the magic of fantasy and the wonder of childhood at the Athena. Based on Norton Justers 1961 childrens book, The Phantom Tollbooth, tells the fantastical story of Milo and his dog Tock. Young Milo is bored of his day-to-day life until he finds a tollbooth in his room and decides to drive his toy car through it. Soon after, Milo is transported to the mysterious fantasy land of Dictionopolis, a city fixated on words. While in Dictionopolis, Milo learns vital lessons and embarks on an unforgettable adventure.

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
Jun 14 (Thu)
Jun 15 (Fri)
Jun 16 (Sat)

Washboard Music Festival

6:00 pm Thursday, 6/14, 12:00 - 10:00 pm Friday 6/15, and Saturday 6/16. Logan s own unique music and arts festival - the only one of its kind. Celebrate at The Washboard Music Festival in downtown Logan, the heart of the beautiful Hocking Hills. Ohio s Most Unique Music Festival takes place on Fathers Day weekend every year. It features events, a children s park with free rides and tons of foot-stompin music.

Cost: Free

Contact: Washboard Music Festival, Phone: 740-380-3828

Location: Main & Market Streets, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Jun 14 (Thu)
Jun 15 (Fri)
Jun 16 (Sat)

Washboard Music Festival

6:00 pm Thursday, 6/14, 12:00 - 10:00 pm Friday 6/15, and Saturday 6/16. Logan's own unique music and arts festival - the only one of its kind. Celebrate at The Washboard Music Festival in downtown Logan, the heart of the beautiful Hocking Hills. Ohios Most Unique Music Festival takes place on Fathers Day weekend every year. It features events, a childrens park with free rides and tons of foot stompin music.

Cost: Free

Contact: Washboard Music Festival, Phone: 740-380-3828

Location: Main & Market Streets, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 11 miles
Jun 15 (Fri)
Jun 16 (Sat)
Jun 17 (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
Jun 22 (Fri)

Todd Snider

8:00 pm Floor Seats: $32/advance $37/door Balcony Seats: $27/advance $32/door Box Seats: $37/advance $42/door Stuarts welcomes back singer, songwriter, and storyteller Todd Snider for a solo evening in Nelsonville.

Cost: $27-42 per person

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

Location: 52 Public Square, Nelsonville Ohio

In Town
Jun 22 (Fri)

Beat the Heat Teen Night: Moonrise Kingdom

7:00 pm. There is nothing like your first love. Wes Andersons acclaimed film, Moonrise Kingdom, is a coming-of-age story about young love, the thrill of youth, and the need for adventure. The year is 1965, and the residents of New Penzance, an island off the coast of New England, inhabit a community that seems untouched by some of the bad things going on in the rest of the world. Twelve-year-olds Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward) have fallen in love and decide to run away. But a violent storm is approaching the island, forcing a group of quirky adults (Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray) to mobilize a search party and find the youths before calamity strikes. 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 children’s 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
Jun 23 (Sat)

Beat the Heat: The Dark Crystal

3:00 pm. From the mind that brought us Labyrinth and The Muppet Movie, comes the fan favorite — Dark Crystal, a high fantasy adventure film. Jen (Stephen Garlick), raised by the noble race called the Mystics, has been told that he is the last survivor of his own race, the Gelflings. He sets out to try to find a shard of the dark crystal, a powerful gem that once provided balance to the universe. After the crystal was broken, the evil Skeksis used sinister means to gain control. Jen believes that he can repair the dark crystal and bring peace back to the world if he can only find the remaining shard. 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 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 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 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)

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

Hawaiian Hulu Weekend

6:30pm Departure for the Hawaiian Moonlight Tour. All Weekend Long Celebrate the Hawaiian Weekend with us. Events are scheduled for Saturday, July 28th. 10:30am - 3:00pm - Tie Dye a T-shirt at the Fun Center Pavilion (BYO shirt for $3.00 and Buy an Adventure Shirt for $10.) 11:00am - Beach Ball Volleyball - Meet at the Volleyball Court. 2:30pm - Limbo (how low can you go) and Hula Hoop (how long can you go) Contests at the Volleyball Court 5:30pm - Hey, Hey, Hey Ride at the Fun Center Pavilion 6:30pm - Hawaiian Moonlight Tour - Please be sure to bring your tickets. Advanced tickets Required. Wear your grass skirts, leis and those beautiful shirts. Moonlight includes a Hawaiian Light Dinner before departure. 8:00pm - Limbo, Karaoke, and Hula Hoop at the Canoe Livery Deck. 8:45pm - Winner of the Best Decorated Cabin and Campsite will be announced. (Winner receives a free weekend.)

Cost: $45/Advanced Tickets Req

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

Location: 31251 Chieftain Drive, Logan Ohio

Distance from Nelsonville: about 13 miles
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 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)

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 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 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 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)
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 2 (Sun)
Sep 3 (Mon)
Sep 4 (Tue)

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
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 8 (Sat)
Sep 9 (Sun)

Heroes Weekend

5:00pm Meet and greet 6:00pm Ceremony Military, Fireman, Police and Emergency Responders are our Heros. On this weekend our heros get a 50% discount for a two night stay camping, cabin or river trip (limit one campsite, cabin, or river trip per hero family, ID required for discount). Join us in the Family Fun Center field on Saturday at 5:00pm to meet and greet our heroes. A ceremony to honor our heroes will be held at 6:00pm. Corn hole, horseshoes, kickball, hey-hey-hey rides and more.

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
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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