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May 27 (Sat)
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Oct 29 (Sun)
12:00 Noon to Haydenville Train Ride

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

Cost: $10-13 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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May 27 (Sat)
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Oct 29 (Sun)
2:30 PM to East Logan Train Ride

2:30 pm Our East Logan train is the longest of the regular weekend trains and operates every Saturday and Sunday between Memorial Day and the last full weekend of October. The train departs the Nelsonville Depot for a round-trip ride along the historic Hocking River Valley. Along the way, we will pass through the historic company town of Haydenville, which was......

Cost: $12-17 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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May 27 (Sat)
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Sep 4 (Mon)
Quilt National 17 - 20th Anniversary

5-7 pm January 13th for Opening Reception and Awards.January 14th open to the public. The Dairy Barn is the only place to view the entire Quilt National Collection from all over the world. Quilt National 17 on Tour10/6/17 12/1/17 St. Louis, MOparts of all three collections hosted by Safe Connections at Foundry Art CenterSt. Louis, MO1/8/18 4/15/18 Lowell,......

Cost: $8-10. per person

Contact: Dairy Barn, Phone: 740-592-4981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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Jun 9 (Fri)
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Sep 3 (Sun)
Tecumseh

8:00 - 10:45 pm. Monday-Saturday. Captivating. Fascinating. Mesmerizing. Special closing night performance on Sunday September 3. Come witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred homelands in the Ohio country during the late 1700s. The huge, outdoor stages of the Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheater afford the......

Cost: $24/adult,$14/under10

Contact: Tecumseh, Phone: 866-775-0700

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
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Jun 9 (Fri)
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Sep 3 (Sun)
Tecumseh - Living History Tour

3:00 pm Saturday only. As you travel through late 18th century Ohio you will gain a clearer and deeper appreciation of the world that lives and breathes in every character portrayed in Tecumseh as you meet and become witness to the lives of the Frontier settlers and Shawnee who shaped our history and created the land on which we now live. Devised, written and......

Cost: $5.00 per person

Contact: Tecumseh, Phone: 866-775-0700

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
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Jun 9 (Fri)
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Sep 3 (Sun)
Tecumseh - Behind the Scenes Tour

3:45 pm, 4:30 pm and 5:15 pm. Tours are offered Monday-Saturday. Over 30 years ago these tours began and they are still highly acclaimed by our patrons. Enjoy an exciting backstage tour of the theater complex as cast members serve as your tour guides. The stuntmen of Tecumseh give a dazzling display of stage-combat and flintlock firing and then pitch headfirst......

Cost: $5.00 per person

Contact: Tecumseh, Phone: 866-775-0700

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
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Aug 20 (Sun)
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Sep 3 (Sun)
Hopewell 101 with a Ranger

10:00 am Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 26th to Sep 3rd, 2017Join us for ranger-guided tours at Mound City Group. Discover the incredible human achievements of the Hopewell culture. Find out about the Hopewell and how we know what we know about them. Programs will take place at the visitor center patio, picnic area or auditorium. Program may include a......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Phone: 740-774-1126

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 25 miles
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Aug 25 (Fri)
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Sep 24 (Sun)
Wool N Knit - A Family Affair Wizards Yard Sale

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

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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Aug 30 (Wed)
Aug 31 (Thu)
Sep 1 (Fri)
Sep 2 (Sat)
Millersport Sweet Corn Festival

5-11pm Wed-Fri, 11am - 11pm Sat. Come enjoy Hot Buttered Sweet Corn served fresh on theh cob and piping hot. Bring the whole family to experience a wide variety of delicious foods, large midway, tractor pulls, square dancing, contest galore, historical exhibits, and top name country music entertainers.

Cost: Rides/Parking/Food Costs

Contact: Sweet Corn Festival, Phone: 740-467-2104

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 32 miles
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Aug 30 (Wed)
Aug 31 (Thu)
Sep 1 (Fri)
Sep 2 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. Thursday Evenings - May/September.This is one of the areas most celebrated institutions. The first market, held on a summer day in 1972, drew participation from three producers the following week, there were five. That summer, market participation peaked at a dozen......

Cost: Free event

Contact: Athens Farmers Market, Phone: 740-593-6763

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Aug 31 (Thu)
Sep 1 (Fri)
Sep 2 (Sat)
Sep 3 (Sun)
SamJam Bluegrass Festival 2017

$30 for Thursday$40 for Friday, Saturday, Sunday$100 for 4 DaysChildren 12 and under are Free. This four day festival has an extraordinary lineup, a beautiful venue and reasonable prices. More than 300 camper hookups and covers with more than 40 acres in the picturesque foothills of the Appalachian mountains. THURSDAY, AUGUST 311:00 pm - Tim Strong and Kentucky......

Cost: $30-$100 per person

Contact: SamJam Bluegrass Festival, Phone: 740-547-9059

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 35 miles
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Sep 1 (Fri)
Conkle's Creep

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

Cost: Free

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 3 miles
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Sep 1 (Fri)
Skulls and Claws

1:00 pmCome down to the Naturalist Cabin to learn about the animals that makes Hocking Hills State Park their home.

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
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Sep 1 (Fri)
Sep 2 (Sat)
Sep 3 (Sun)
Sep 4 (Mon)
Labor Day Weekend at Smoke Rise Ranch

Friday - Cattle round-Up, doctoring and Banding. Ranch Breakaway Roping to followSaturday - Sorting-Cow Working Clinic $45, Open Arena Sorting Competition Open $15, ProAm $10, Novice $10, Potluck Cowboy Dinner, Campfire, Music and Dancing.Sunday - Fun Day Ranch Rodeo.Monday - Working Cow Horse

Cost: Assorted Costs

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
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Sep 1 (Fri)
Sara Bentley at Hocking Hills Winery

6:00 - 9:00 pm Live MusicJoin the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Sara Bentley Pop-Keyboard. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Order wine by the glass, bottle, or just by the taste.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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Sep 2 (Sat)
Rose Lake Stand Up Paddle Board SUP Excursion

10:00 amEver 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.......

Cost: Free/Registration Required

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
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Sep 2 (Sat)
Three Chords and a Beer LIVE at the Bowen House

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

Cost: Donations Welcome

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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Sep 2 (Sat)
Archery

1:00 pm Meet the naturalist at the archery range to learn some basic archery skills. Bows will be available to shoot during this program. The Hocking Hills Archery Range is open 7 days a week free of charge and can be found at this address: 20307-20321 OH-664 Scenic, Logan, OH 43138.

Cost: Free

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
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Sep 2 (Sat)
All Caboose Train Ride

11:00 am Departure. We will pull grab all of the cabooses that are privately-owned as each owner allows at least and operate our annual all-caboose. Usually we have about five cabooses in the train. The train operates to East Logan and return with photo run-bys where everyone has the opportunity to de-train and photograph the train passing by before re-boarding......

Cost: $25 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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Sep 2 (Sat)
Scalawags and Renegades

9:00 am. The Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters. Meet at the Shelter House at Rock House to hike and explore our local history.

Cost: Free

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 6 miles
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Sep 2 (Sat)
Hocking Hills Farmers Market

10:00 am - 2:00 pmEvery Saturday from May 27th to October 21st. Come meet local growers, innovative producers and talented artists. Featuring baked goods, artisan chocolate, crafts and wonderful seasonal produce.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills Farmers Market, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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Sep 2 (Sat)
Lancaster Handmade Market

10:00 am - 2:00 pm on 1st and 3rd Saturdays May through October at the corner of Broad and Main StreetsLancaster Handmade Market is an outside venue that supports locally made art. Only items handcrafted in Ohio by the artisan are accepted, such as but not limited to: sculpture, painting, high quality crafts, photojournalism, original music, dance, writing,......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lancaster Handmade Market, Phone: 740-569-4563

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Sep 2 (Sat)
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Sep 30 (Sat)
Youth Painting Session at Two Broke Artists

11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Every Sat. Youth Painting Session at Two Broke Artists is every Saturday. No painting experience needed. Bring your favorite snack or beverage, invite your friends, and enjoy step-by-step instruction with professional artists. You will leave with a one of a kind creation and a new found talent to explore.

Cost: $15/ages 12 and under

Contact: Two Broke Artists Studio, Phone: 740-404-3569

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Sep 2 (Sat)
Sep 3 (Sun)
Rock Mill Weekends

1:00 - 3:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays from May through OctoberRecently restored to working order, Fairfield County Historical Parks Volunteers demonstrate grinding methods of the mill and answer questions about the milling process. Tour this stunning 1824 grist mill that stands 90 feet above the gorge of Hocking River Falls. In the early 1800s, Rock Mill was......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 740-681-7249

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
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Sep 2 (Sat)
American Legion Monthly Steak Dinner

4:30-7:30pm. The Auxiliary of American Legion Post 78 provides this delicious steak dinner on the 1st Saturday of every month. Come join us for a good meal, with the proceeds helping our community and supporting two Legion baseball teams.

Cost: $12/person

Contact: American Legion Post 78, Phone: 740-385-8811

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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Sep 2 (Sat)
Peter Conrad/Food Truck/Hocking Hills Winery

6:00 - 9:00 pm Live Music5:00 - 8:00 pm Food TruckJoin the Hocking hills winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Peter ConradMusic from all those years ago. Food Truck is Maya Mobile. Order wine by the glass, bottle, or just by the taste.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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Sep 3 (Sun)
Cedar Falls Stroll

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

Cost: Free

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
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Sep 3 (Sun)
Jasey Schnaars-Food Truck-Hocking Hills Winery

6:00 - 9:00 pm Live Music5:00 - 8:00 pm Food TruckJoin the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Jasey Schnaars Country/Rock. Food Truck is Chef Moe On The Go Order wine by the glass, bottle, or just by the taste.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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Sep 4 (Mon)
Labor Day Train Ride

1:00 pm Departure. The train departs the Nelsonville Depot for a round-trip ride along the historic Hocking River Valley. Along the way, we will pass through the historic company town of Haydenville, which was the last company town in Ohio. It was once part of a large brick and clay company known in its later days as NATCO. Other sights along the trip include......

Cost: $12-17 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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Sep 5 (Tue)
Sep 6 (Wed)
Sep 7 (Thu)
Sep 8 (Fri)
Sep 9 (Sat)
Wellston Coal Festival

The Wellston Coal Festival is held on the downtown streets to celebrate Wellstons rich coal mining heritage. We offer a Karaoke Contest, Coal Miner Olympics, a Wednesday parade and a Saturday Grand Parade, Baby and Toddler Contests, Car and Motorcycle Show, Pet Show, Line Dancing, and Free entertainment nightly. Rides, games, great food and down home hospitality.......

Cost: Free

Contact: Wellston Coal Festival, Phone: 740-384-5141

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 18 miles
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Sep 6 (Wed)
Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. Every Wednesday our classroom is open all day for anyone who wants to come and sew. Bring a project, even one you are having struggles with and one of our folks will be happy to help you. It is a fun day to come and be with other quilters. Lunch is on your own.

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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Sep 6 (Wed)
Sep 7 (Thu)
Sep 8 (Fri)
Sep 9 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. Thursday Evenings - May/September.This is one of the areas most celebrated institutions. The first market, held on a summer day in 1972, drew participation from three producers the following week, there were five. That summer, market participation peaked at a dozen......

Cost: Free event

Contact: Athens Farmers Market, Phone: 740-593-6763

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Sep 7 (Thu)
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Sep 28 (Thu)
Professional Pottery/Wheel Classes

12:00-5:00 pm or 7:30-9:00pm Every Thursday. 12-5pm Thursday is with Dale Hague a professional potter for over 20 years. 7:30-9pm is with Jennifer Appelfeller for $45. No experience needed. The time includes professional instruction, firing, finishing work such as glazing, sculpting and any other touches to complete your work. Bring your favorite snack or beverage,......

Cost: $45-50 per person

Contact: Two Broke Artists Studio, Phone: 740-404-3569

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Sep 7 (Thu)
Yoga In Town - with Elle DelMatto

4:30-5:30 pm. Yoga Instructor Elle Delmatto. Class is open to all. No pre-registration is necessary. Class is held every Thursday.

Cost: $6 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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Sep 7 (Thu)
Appalachian Listening Room

6:30 pm Doors open. 7:00 pm Show.Award-winning songwriter. Keynote speaker. Emmy-nominated journalist. Author. Educator. TV producer and host. No matter the pursuit, Eric Gnezda has been connecting with his audiences for decades.Eric is the creator and host of the American Public Television series, -Songs at the Center,- which showcases accomplished songwriters......

Cost: $10/person

Contact: Appalachian Listening Room, Phone: 740-380-6683

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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Sep 8 (Fri)
Tips Tools and Techniques to Improve Your Woods

9:00 am - 3:30 pm. A Day in The Woods Series. Lunch and Handouts provided. Become familiar with methods to evaluate conditions in your woodland. Decide which trees to remove cull trees and which should be managed crop trees.Explore practices that can enhance woodland under-story.Understand how a timber harvest may help you achieve your woodland goals.

Cost: $10/person/Register by 9/5/17

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 19 miles
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Sep 8 (Fri)
Brothers Osborne

8:00 pm show. --Brothers Osborne with special guest - Christian Lopez. Two sons from a working class family, John and TJ Osborne grew up in a small, Maryland water town writing and playing songs for friends and family in their fathers shed. John moved to Nashville first to play in other bands and two years later, TJ joined him. It was then they formed Brothers......

Cost: $25-35 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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Sep 8 (Fri)
Smooth Hound Smith

7:00 - 8:30 pmSmooth Hound Smith is a foot stompin American roots duo comprised of -one-man-band- Zack Smith guitars / vocals / foot drums / harmonicas / banjoand Caitlin Doyle vocals / percussion. Established in 2012 and currently based in Nashville, TN, they record and perform a varied and unique style of folky, garage-infused rhythm and blues. Come enjoy......

Cost: Free Admission

Contact: Eclipse Company Store, Phone: 740-677-4904

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 23 miles
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Sep 8 (Fri)
Couples Night at Two Broke Artists

6:00 pm Open Session with Leslie DeChellis and friends. Couples Night at Two Broke Artists is every 2nd Friday of the month. Come see what you can do together on canvas. No painting experience needed. Bring your favorite snack or beverage, invite your friends, and enjoy step-by-step instruction with professional artists. You will leave with a one of a kind creation......

Cost: $50 per couple

Contact: Two Broke Artists Studio, Phone: 740-404-3569

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Sep 8 (Fri)
Theo Perry at Hocking Hills Winery

6:00 - 9:00 pm Live MusicJoin the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Theo Perry RB-Soul. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Order wine by the glass, bottle, or just by the taste.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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Sep 9 (Sat)
Confusing Fall Warblers

8:15 - 9:45 amColorful warblers attract plenty of attention in the spring when they are noisy and vibrant but not as much in the fall when they are quiet and drab. With the help of an expert birder, we will be seeking out these fall migrants to help lessen warbler confusion.Guided walk begins at 8:15 AM and lasts approximately 90 minutes, there are frequent......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 740 681-7249

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
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Sep 9 (Sat)
Live Streaming

2:00 pm. Wade in Clear Creek to learn about the variety of fish and insects that live in the creek and why the creek is such a diverse habitat.Be prepared to get your feet wet. Closed-toe shoes or boots are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult in order to get in the creek. Ages 5 and up.Meeting Place is Park OfficePark Office185 Clear Creek RoadRockbridge, OH 43149

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Clear Creek Metro Park, Phone: 740-969-9001

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
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Sep 9 (Sat)
Secrets in Our Garden

8:30 am - 4:00 pmJoin the Hocking County Master Gardener Volunteers for their inaugural day of training at Bishop Educational Gardens. You will choose five of the following - Garden Walk. Tree Identification and Invasive Plants. Pollinators. Container Gardening. Seed Saving for Next Years Flowers. Compatible Plants/Plant Certain Flower or Herbs for Trouble Free......

Cost: $30-35 per person

Contact: OSU Extension Hocking County, Phone: 740-385-3222

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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Sep 9 (Sat)
Sweet Second Saturday

5pm to close. On the second Saturday of every month, we dress up the dining room have live music and great dinner specials. You can even bring a bottle of wine, if you like. So, come join us for a great Saturday night - date night - Reservations appreciated, but not required.

Cost: Varies per menu

Contact: The Ridge Inn Restaurant, Phone: 740-332-0300

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 11 miles
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Sep 9 (Sat)
Moonlight Tour

6:45pm. Paddle your canoe from sunset to moonlight, using the light of the moon as it reflects on the water. Your trip ends at the livery with a roaring bonfire, smores and a local bluegrass band for your enjoyment. Reservations highly recommended. Be sure to bring a flashlight.

Cost: $45 for 2 people

Contact: Hocking Hills Canoe Livery , Phone: 740-385-0523

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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Sep 9 (Sat)
Hocking Hills Farmers Market

10:00 am - 2:00 pmEvery Saturday from May 27th to October 21st. Come meet local growers, innovative producers and talented artists. Featuring baked goods, artisan chocolate, crafts and wonderful seasonal produce.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills Farmers Market, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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Sep 9 (Sat)
Moonlight Paddle

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

Cost: $40-$50/for 2

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 17 miles
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Sep 9 (Sat)
Sep 10 (Sun)
Rock Mill Weekends

1:00 - 3:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays from May through OctoberRecently restored to working order, Fairfield County Historical Parks Volunteers demonstrate grinding methods of the mill and answer questions about the milling process. Tour this stunning 1824 grist mill that stands 90 feet above the gorge of Hocking River Falls. In the early 1800s, Rock Mill was......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 740-681-7249

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
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Sep 10 (Sun)
Kayak Fishing at Lake Hope

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

Cost: Free Event/Must Register

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
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Sep 10 (Sun)
Fall Walk at Wahkeena

1:00 - 2:30 pmNatures annual color will be on display as we walk through the autumn woodlands and explore the changing landscape. We will get a final look at some of the last wildflowers of the season and discuss how some plants and animals prepare for winter.Guided walk begins at 1:00 PM and lasts approximately 90 minutes, there are frequent stops. Please......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 800-297-1883

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
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Sep 10 (Sun)
Family Paint Day at Two Broke Artists

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Every 2nd Sunday. $25 for ages 13 and up and $15 for ages 12 and under. Youth can pay at time of arrival. Family Paint Day at Two Broke Artists is every 2nd Sunday. No painting experience needed. Bring your favorite snack or beverage, invite your friends, and enjoy step-by-step instruction with professional artists. You will leave with a one......

Cost: $25/13 and up $15/12 and under

Contact: Two Broke Artists Studio, Phone: 740-404-3569

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Sep 10 (Sun)
Second Sunday Beadmaking

1:00 - 4:00 pm You may watch or actively learn. Take a 20 minute private lesson to make a one of a kind glass bead. Ages 14 and up.We can accommodate walk-ins but we prefer if you give us a call and sign up for a particular time. Ohio Glass Museum:General Admission - $6, Senior Citizen - $5, Students Ages 6-18 - $3. Closed New Years Eve and New Years Day, Good......

Cost: $20 per person

Contact: Ohio Glass Museum, Phone: 740-687-0101

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Sep 11 (Mon)
Sep 12 (Tue)
Sep 13 (Wed)
Sep 14 (Thu)
Sep 15 (Fri)
Sep 16 (Sat)
Hocking County Fair

8:00 am - 11:00 pm. Monday through Saturday. The fair features Jr. Fair Livestock Shows, Demolition Derby, Moto-Cross, Tractor and Truck Pull, Garden Tractor Pull, ToughTruck, Mud Bog and Auto-Cross. Also featured throughout the week is the nightly entertainment held in the Shelter House and daily shows beside the Art Hall for kids. The midway features rides......

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 11 miles
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Sep 11 (Mon)
Monday Night Mountain Bike Ride

6:00 - 8:00 pmJoin us for a fun group mountain bike ride featuring trails at Strouds Run State Park. Have fun on the trail and meet new people to ride with. We will begin the ride on some easy singletrack and then add on options for folks who want a longer ride or more technical trails. This is a no-drop ride. Individual ability levels will naturally form groups.......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Strouds Run State Park, Phone: 740-594-9944

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 28 miles
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Sep 12 (Tue)
Boston Brass - special add on

7:30 pm show. Sponsored by Ohio University Performing Arts Series, Campus Involvement Center, and School of Music. --For 30 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. From exciting classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards, and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a......

Cost: $5-10 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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Sep 13 (Wed)
Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. Every Wednesday our classroom is open all day for anyone who wants to come and sew. Bring a project, even one you are having struggles with and one of our folks will be happy to help you. It is a fun day to come and be with other quilters. Lunch is on your own.

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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Sep 13 (Wed)
Sep 14 (Thu)
Sep 15 (Fri)
Sep 16 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. Thursday Evenings - May/September.This is one of the areas most celebrated institutions. The first market, held on a summer day in 1972, drew participation from three producers the following week, there were five. That summer, market participation peaked at a dozen......

Cost: Free event

Contact: Athens Farmers Market, Phone: 740-593-6763

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Sep 14 (Thu)
Galumpha

7:30 pm. Galumpha combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography. The three performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, drawn together into a seamless whole, consistently bringing audiences to their feet. Galumpha is a triumphant mix of art and entertainment, offering......

Cost: Free Show

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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Sep 14 (Thu)
Ash Cave Twilight Hike

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

Cost: Free

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 2 miles
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Sep 14 (Thu)
Yoga In Town - with Elle DelMatto

4:30-5:30 pm. Yoga Instructor Elle Delmatto. Class is open to all. No pre-registration is necessary. Class is held every Thursday.

Cost: $6 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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Sep 15 (Fri)
Sep 16 (Sat)
Sep 17 (Sun)
19th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival

Fri 4pm-midnight. Sat 10am-midnight. Sun 10am-4pm. The 19th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival. What is a Pawpaw...The pawpaw is North American's largest native tree fruit. the fruit has a wonderful creamy texture and a tropical flavor. We hope you come to join the crowds of happy folks at scenic Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio for 3 days of Pawpaw music, food, contests,......

Cost: $10-$20 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 22 miles
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Sep 15 (Fri)
thru
Sep 17 (Mon)
Backwoods Fest

8:00 am - 6:00 pm Friday and Saturday RAIN Or SHINE8:00 am - 5:00 pm SundayOver 300 vendors, more than 30 different kinds of food, a Corn Maze and -3- days of Bluegrass Music from groups like The Sodbusters, Lewis Pride, Open Highway, Wayfarers, Timberline, Jacob Dunn, Lukas Harlan, Sawmill Ridge, The Trio Evolution and Barefoot McCoy. 2:00 pm Saturday Auction......

Cost: $9/adult, under 10/free

Contact: Thornville Backwoods Fest, Phone: 740-246-4709

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 30 miles
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Sep 15 (Fri)
The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE

8:00 pm show. --The MAGIC of BILL BLAGG LIVE comes to the Ohio University for one show only. Critics and audiences alike rave about his incredible high-energy, grand-scale magic and illusions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Referred to as -Houdini Times Ten- by NBC, Blaggs show is packed with NEW mind-blowing illusions and his trademark off-the-cuff......

Cost: $20 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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Sep 15 (Fri)
Whispering Cave Hike

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

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
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Sep 15 (Fri)
Hocking's Birds of Prey

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

Cost: Free

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
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Sep 15 (Fri)
Terry Efaw at Hocking Hills Winery

6:00 - 9:00 pm Live MusicJoin the Hocking hills winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Terry Efaw Rock-Pop. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Order wine by the glass, bottle, or just by the taste.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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Sep 15 (Fri)
Sep 16 (Sat)
Sep 17 (Sun)
Overnight Ride at Smoke Rise Ranch

12:00 pm Saturday departure. Get your camping gear ready and saddle up. This Package includes a 3-hour ride to camp where your gear will be waiting for you, a great dinner cooked over the campfire, and breakfast in the morning before a 3-hour ride back to the office.

Cost: $75 - $250

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
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Sep 16 (Sat)
The Second City Cure for the Common Comedy

8:00 pm show. Special Parents Weekend Event. --Are you sick and tired of jokes that make you feel sick and tired Dont let it all get you down. The Second City has the fix, as Chicagos legendary sketch and improv comedy theater brings -The Cure for The Common Comedy- Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating 55 years of producing......

Cost: $20 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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Sep 16 (Sat)
Creek Dont Rise at Hocking Hills Winery

6-9pm Live MusicJoin the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Creek Dont Rise Blues/Soul/Country/Classic. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Order wine by the glass, bottle, or just by the taste.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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Sep 16 (Sat)
thru
Feb 26 (Mon)
A Very Private Collection of Vintage Glass

1:00 - 4:00 pm. Tue-Sun. Nov-Feb: Tuesday - Saturday 1-4 pm and by appointment. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.Mar-Oct: Tuesday - Sunday 1-4 pm and by appointment. Closed on Mondays.General Admission - $6, Senior Citizen - $5, Students Ages 6-18 - $3. -A Very Private Collection of Vintage Glass- will fill a large selection of cases in the Ohio Glass Museum Gallery.......

Cost: $3-6/person

Contact: Ohio Glass Museum, Phone: 740-687-0101

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Sep 16 (Sat)
Sep 17 (Sun)
Harvest and Heritage Celebration

12:00 - 4:00 pm. Sponsored by Fairfield County Forever and Fairfield County Antique Tractor Club.Celebrate our Fairfield county heritage. Featuring the Fairfield County Antique Tractor Club. Watch as early farm machinery is used to bring in the harvest. There will be activities, demonstrations and displays, food concessions. Admission is free to this family-friendly event.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 740-681-7249

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
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Sep 16 (Sat)
IBRA/NPBA Series OH-WV Sanctioned Show

5:00-9:00 pm, Friday - Open Arena Barrels. $10 per horse. 8:30-11:00 am, Saturday - Exhibitions $5 entry11:00-11:45 am Open Arena12:00 pm Show. 3D Youth Poles NPBA $18, 3D Open Poles $18, Warm Up 3D IBRA $15, 3D Youth Barrels IBRA $18, 3D Adult Barrels ages 19-39 IBRA $18 3D Masters Barrels ages 40 IBRA $18, 3D Open Barrels - 40 over 125 entries IBRA $25.

Cost: Assorted

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
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Sep 16 (Sat)
Lancaster Handmade Market

10:00 am - 2:00 pm on 1st and 3rd Saturdays May through October at the corner of Broad and Main StreetsLancaster Handmade Market is an outside venue that supports locally made art. Only items handcrafted in Ohio by the artisan are accepted, such as but not limited to: sculpture, painting, high quality crafts, photojournalism, original music, dance, writing,......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lancaster Handmade Market, Phone: 740-569-4563

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Sep 16 (Sat)
Sep 17 (Sun)
Rock Mill Weekends

1:00 - 3:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays from May through OctoberRecently restored to working order, Fairfield County Historical Parks Volunteers demonstrate grinding methods of the mill and answer questions about the milling process. Tour this stunning 1824 grist mill that stands 90 feet above the gorge of Hocking River Falls. In the early 1800s, Rock Mill was......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 740-681-7249

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
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Sep 17 (Sun)
Vinton County Air Show

11:00 am - Food Vendors open1:00 - 5:00 pm - Air ShowOhios biggest free air show. Entertainment includes acrobatic flying, skydiving, and remote-controlled planes that will be the wow factor. BBQ chicken and a variety of other food and drinks will be available. Bring your own chair - seating is limited. Airplane rides after the show for a fee.

Cost: Admission/free, Parking/$10

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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Sep 17 (Sun)
Fishing

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

Cost: Free

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
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Sep 17 (Sun)
Making Tracks

1:00 pm Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin to learn about animals that make the Hocking Hills home and the tracks they make.

Cost: Free

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
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Sep 17 (Sun)
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial - 1982

7:00 pm. A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.Director: Steven SpielbergWriter: Melissa MathisonStars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote

Cost: $12.50 per person

Contact: Athena Grand, Phone: 740-593-8800

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Sep 18 (Mon)
Yoga In Town - with Elle DelMatto

4:30-5:30 pm. Yoga Instructor Elle Delmatto. Class is open to all. No pre-registration is necessary.

Cost: $6 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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Sep 19 (Tue)
Sep 20 (Wed)
Sep 21 (Thu)
Sep 22 (Fri)
Sep 23 (Sat)
Jackson County Apple Festival

Come to Jackson to experience all things APPLE. Bags of Apples, Jugs of Cider and Apple Butter made on the midway set the scene. The Festival starts at noon on Tuesday. Featured are homemade apple butter, apple pies, and candy apples. Three parades, two on Wed. at 100 and 745p.m. and Sat. at 745p.m. It's a street fair with rides, displays, games, contests, food......

Cost: Free

Contact: Apple Festival, Phone: 740-286-1339

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Sep 20 (Wed)
METRO FIVE-0: Level 4 Backcountry Pond Study

10:00 am Take a rugged 4-mile hike and see what lives in a remote pond. Please be prepared to hike over hilly and uneven terrain. Please bring drinking water. Age 50 and older. Meeting Place: Park Office, 185 Clear Creek Road, Rockbridge, OH 43149

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Clear Creek Metro Park, Phone: 740-969-9001

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
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Sep 20 (Wed)
Sep 21 (Thu)
Sep 22 (Fri)
Sep 23 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. Thursday Evenings - May/September.This is one of the areas most celebrated institutions. The first market, held on a summer day in 1972, drew participation from three producers the following week, there were five. That summer, market participation peaked at a dozen......

Cost: Free event

Contact: Athens Farmers Market, Phone: 740-593-6763

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Sep 20 (Wed)
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial - 1982

7:00 pm. A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.Director: Steven SpielbergWriter: Melissa MathisonStars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote

Cost: $12.50 per person

Contact: Athena Grand, Phone: 740-593-8800

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Sep 20 (Wed)
Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. Every Wednesday our classroom is open all day for anyone who wants to come and sew. Bring a project, even one you are having struggles with and one of our folks will be happy to help you. It is a fun day to come and be with other quilters. Lunch is on your own.

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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Sep 21 (Thu)
Sep 22 (Fri)
Sep 23 (Sat)
Sep 24 (Sun)
Cowgirl Boot Camp at Smoke Rise Ranch

Back by popular demand, Cowgirl Boot Camp. Join us for the chance to test old knowledge and to learn something new. We will be hitting the trails, roping, cow working, mounted shooting, as well as dabbling in the finer things in life like wine tasting and time at the pool. Whether you are an old pro or new to the scene, there will be plenty of fun things to do.

Cost: Call for pricing

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
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Sep 22 (Fri)
Cantwells Creations

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

Cost: Free

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 8 miles
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Sep 22 (Fri)
Bats of Ohio

1:00 pm Meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin to learn about some of the bats that make Ohio their home. Learn about why these winged mammals are so beneficial to humans.

Cost: Free

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
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Sep 22 (Fri)
Jerry Gibson at Hocking Hills Winery

6:00 - 9:00 pm Live MusicJoin the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Jerry Gibson Folk-Roots. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Order wine by the glass, bottle, or just by the taste.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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Sep 23 (Sat)
The Wonders of Old Man's Cave

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

Cost: Free

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
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Sep 23 (Sat)
Confusing Fall Warblers

8:15 - 9:45 amColorful warblers attract plenty of attention in the spring when they are noisy and vibrant but not as much in the fall when they are quiet and drab. With the help of an expert birder, we will be seeking out these fall migrants to help lessen warbler confusion.Guided walk begins at 8:15 AM and lasts approximately 90 minutes, there are frequent......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 740 681-7249

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
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Sep 23 (Sat)
Hocking College Alumni Homecoming / Community Day

11:00 am - Donuts and Coffee Tailgate12:00 pm - Free Shuttle Transportation to Boston Field1:00 pm - Homecoming Football Game, Hocking College Hawks vs Georgia Prep Sports Academy Lions4:00 pm-8:00 pm - Mobile Zipline, Inflatables, Fishing4:00 pm-11:00 pm - Beer Garden - Featuring Jackie Os Brewery4:00 pm-12:00 am - Bonfire5:00 pm-7:00 pm - BBQ Picnic, Catered......

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 17 miles
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Sep 23 (Sat)
Wild Weekend Discovery Series

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

Cost: Free Event/pre-register

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 19 miles
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Sep 23 (Sat)
WALK Explore Athens County: Birding at the Ridges

7:00 - 8:30 am. The first in our Fall WALK Explore Athens County series. Join Athens Area Birder Stefan Gleissberg for a morning bird walk on The Ridges. We will look for migrating songbirds such as kinglets, warblers, and sparrows. Meet in front of the Kennedy Museum. We will walk around 1 mile with some hills. Dress for the weather, and bring binoculars if......

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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Sep 23 (Sat)
Sep 24 (Sun)
Rock Mill Weekends

1:00 - 3:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays from May through OctoberRecently restored to working order, Fairfield County Historical Parks Volunteers demonstrate grinding methods of the mill and answer questions about the milling process. Tour this stunning 1824 grist mill that stands 90 feet above the gorge of Hocking River Falls. In the early 1800s, Rock Mill was......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 740-681-7249

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
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Special Interest
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Sep 23 (Sat)
New Moon Glow Float

6:45pm. Paddle your canoe from sunset to darkness, lit only by the glimmering phosphorescent light of glow sticks reflecting on the water. Your trip ends at the livery with a roaring bonfire and lively music meant for listening and dancing. Reservations highly recommended. One glow stick provided. Be sure to bring your glowing bling.

Cost: $45 for 2 people

Contact: Hocking Hills Canoe Livery , Phone: 740-385-0523

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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Sep 23 (Sat)
Joel Curtis/Food Truck at Hocking Hills Winery

6:00 - 9:00 pm Live Music5:00 - 8:00 pm Food TruckJoin the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Joel Curtis Covers. Food Truck is The Rolling Pin Kitchen. Order wine by the glass, bottle, or just by the taste.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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Sep 24 (Sun)
Fall Walk at Wahkeena

1:00 - 2:30 pmNatures annual color will be on display as we walk through the autumn woodlands and explore the changing landscape. We will get a final look at some of the last wildflowers of the season and discuss how some plants and animals prepare for winter.Guided walk begins at 1:00 PM and lasts approximately 90 minutes, there are frequent stops. Please......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 800-297-1883

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
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Sep 24 (Sun)
Creeking

1:00 pm. Take a closer look at the crawly critters that live in the creeks and streams around the Hocking Hills. Meet at the shelter house at Ash Cave. Please wear sturdy shoes and clothes you can get muddy. Flip flops are not recommended.

Cost: Free

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 2 miles
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Sep 24 (Sun)
Conkle's Creep

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

Cost: Free

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 3 miles
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Sep 25 (Mon)
Yoga In Town - with Elle DelMatto

4:30-5:30 pm. Yoga Instructor Elle Delmatto. Class is open to all. No pre-registration is necessary.

Cost: $6 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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Sep 27 (Wed)
Project Trio

7:30 pm show. --Featuring Ohio University School of Music OrchestraCelebrating 100 years of the Ohio University School of Music. Combining the virtuosity of world-class artists with the energy of rock stars, PROJECT Trio is breaking down traditional ideas of chamber music. The genre-defying Trio is acclaimed by the press as -packed with musicianship, joy and......

Cost: $8-15 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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Sep 27 (Wed)
Sep 28 (Thu)
Sep 29 (Fri)
Sep 30 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. Thursday Evenings - May/September.This is one of the areas most celebrated institutions. The first market, held on a summer day in 1972, drew participation from three producers the following week, there were five. That summer, market participation peaked at a dozen......

Cost: Free event

Contact: Athens Farmers Market, Phone: 740-593-6763

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
Outdoor Activity
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Sep 27 (Wed)
Quilt Therapy

9:30am - 5:30pm. Every Wednesday our classroom is open all day for anyone who wants to come and sew. Bring a project, even one you are having struggles with and one of our folks will be happy to help you. It is a fun day to come and be with other quilters. Lunch is on your own.

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
Special Interest
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Sep 29 (Fri)
Reptiles

1:00 pmCome down to the Naturalist Cabin to learn about the reptiles that make Hocking Hills State Park their home.

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
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Sep 29 (Fri)
Final Friday - Art Walk

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

Cost: Free Events

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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Sep 29 (Fri)
Cedar Falls Stroll

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

Cost: Free

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
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Sep 29 (Fri)
thru
Oct 28 (Sat)
Wicked Forest

7:30 - 11:00 pmOpen Every Friday and Saturday night between September 29th and October 28th. You will walk over a 1/2 mile trail through the woods with out wicked forest crew actors. New sets in 2017.

Cost: Call for prices

Contact: Wicked Forest, Phone: 740-652-5444

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 7 miles
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Sep 29 (Fri)
Joe Rollin Porter at Hocking Hills Winery

6:00 - 9:00 pm Live MusicJoin the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Joe Rollin Porter. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Order wine by the glass, bottle, or just by the taste.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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Sep 29 (Fri)
Nelsonville Car Show and Sock Hop

5:00 - 11:00 pm Car Show6:00 - 9:00 pm Sock Hop in the lobby of Stuarts Opera HouseLive DJ. Free to the Public. Dress in your favorite 50s costume and dance the night away in the renovated Stuarts Opera House Lobby. Dashboard Plaques for first 50 cars.

Cost: Free Event, Car entry/$5

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 17 miles
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Family Oriented
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Arts/Music/Film
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Sep 29 (Fri)
WALK Explore Athens County: Stargazing at Ridges

7:30 - 9:00 pm.Planet and stargaze at the new Ohio University observatory at the Ridges. Professor Ryan Chornock will be our guide as we learn about the new facility, the telescope and have the opportunity to observe other worlds. We will meet in lot 202 at the Ridges. The walk will be short but uphill.Register for this event to receive walk and weather updates.This......

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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Sep 29 (Fri)
thru
Oct 22 (Sun)
Starbrick National Salt and Pepper Shaker Show

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

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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Sep 30 (Sat)
Naturalist Cabin Open

1:00 pm Stop by the naturalist cabin located behind the Old Mans Cave visitor center for a closer look at some of the local area history. Learn a new game from days gone by or see how the pioneers lived.

Cost: Free

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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Sep 30 (Sat)
Scalawags and Renegades

9:00 am. The Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters. Meet at the Shelter House at Rock House to hike and explore our local history.

Cost: Free

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 6 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Sep 30 (Sat)
Half the Trails in a Day

9:30 am. Adults and Seniors.We will hike 7-miles on the trails and see a variety of habitats along the way. Hikers who complete this hike and the October 28th hike will have hiked all the trails at Clear Creek. Please bring drinking water. Parts of this hike will be hilly and rugged. Meeting Place is Barnebey-Hambleton Picnic AreaBarnebey-Hambleton Picnic AreaClear Creek RoadLancaster, OH 43130

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Clear Creek Metro Park, Phone: 740-969-9001

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
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Family Oriented
Special Interest
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Sep 30 (Sat)
WALK Explore Athens Co: Millfield Mine Disaster

2:00 - 3:30 pm. Meeting and Event Location - 16099 Main St, Millfield, OH 45761Participants can park in the post office parking lot in Millfield located right beside the memorial. Ron Luce, local historian and former director of the Athens County Historical Society, will lead our short stroll through Millfield. There we will focus on the disaster, the company......

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Sep 30 (Sat)
Oct 1 (Sun)
Rock Mill Weekends

1:00 - 3:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays from May through OctoberRecently restored to working order, Fairfield County Historical Parks Volunteers demonstrate grinding methods of the mill and answer questions about the milling process. Tour this stunning 1824 grist mill that stands 90 feet above the gorge of Hocking River Falls. In the early 1800s, Rock Mill was......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 740-681-7249

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Sep 30 (Sat)
Paul Thorn plus Apple and The Moon

6:00 pm Gates Open. The Covered Bridge Music Series is pleaed to present Paul Thorn. Paul Thorn and his terrific band will headline with Apple and The Moon opening the show. Food by Burrito Buggy and Bobcat Bistro. This will be an outdoor show on the Covered Bridge stage. All seating is General Admission. There will be a cash bar. Non-alcoholic beverages......

Cost: $25/adult, $10/under 18

Contact: Ohio University Lancaster Pickerington, Phone: 740-654-6711

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 22 miles
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Sep 30 (Sat)
A Force of Nature- Theodore Roosevelt

8:00 pmA Force of Nature - Theodore Roosevelt for Nature Lovers. Presented by Largely Literary. A one act play focusing on the work Theodore Roosevelt to establish the National Parks system. Also-Book signing by the author of -Theodore Roosevelt For Nature Lovers-. Sponsosred by Ohayo Media

Cost: $5.00 per person

Contact: Twin City Opera House, Phone: 740-525-9218

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 39 miles
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Sep 30 (Sat)
The Van Dyke Trio/Food Truck/Hocking Hills Winery

6:00 - 9:00 pm Live Music5:00 - 8:00 pm Food TruckJoin the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of the Van Dyke Trio Classic rock, 50s-80s. Food Truck is Chef Moe On The Go. Order wine by the glass, bottle, or just by the taste.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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Hocking Hills Hiker