Your Weekend Update for June 17, 2016
THURSDAY, JUNE 16
Washboard Music Festival Kick-off with Arnett Howard & Friends - 6 pm
Main Street, Logan; 5 pm to 10 pm
Arnett and his Band will be performing on the Main Stage...and it will be special. They will be opening the festivities, playing one night only, THURSDAY NIGHT ONLY at 6 pm. Festival vendors and free kids entertainment open at 5 pm.
FRIDAY, JUNE 17
Friday & Saturday
Washboard Music Festival
Main Street, Logan; noon to 11 pm
Every year, on Father's Day weekend, the downtown streets of Logan, Ohio come alive with the celebration of the washboard, as a musical instrument. Logan is the home of the Columbus Washboard Company, the only remaining washboard manufacturing company in the U.S. It all began in rural America around mid-1800's, where music was a center- piece of family entertainment, but money was scarce. So, the washboard, an empty jug, along with a stick and string attached to metal tub turned upside down, became the backwoods answer to Saturday Night at Carnegie Hall. Modified to form a "vest" that hangs from the shoulders, that same raspy sound of energy also became the source of rhythm for Cajun music throughout the Bayou. Welcome to Logan, heart of the beautiful Hocking Hills and enjoy Ohio's Most Unique Music Festival!
Parade of the Hills Annual Golf Outing
Hocking Hills Golf Club, 14405 Country Club Lane, Logan; 740-753-3376; $400 per team; Tee time: 9:30 am
The Nelsonville Parade of the Hills Annual Golf Outing presented by The Nelsonville Chamber of Commerce. Tee time is 9:30 am. Register on line at www.nelsonvillechamber.com
Hocking Hills State Park, Ash Cave, St Rt 56; 740-385-6841; 10am; FREE
Join the naturalist outside the shelter house at Ash Cave for an exploration of what might live in our many streams here at Hocking. Please come dressed to get your feet wet and footgear must be worn at all times.
Smoke Rise Ranch "1st Annual Reunion" - FRIDAY TO SUNDAY
Smoke Rise Ranch, 6751 Hunterdon Rd, Glouster; 740-767-2624; times vary
Friday 17th: Cattle Round - Up, Doctoring and Banding, Ranch Roping to follow. Saturday 18th:Sporting /Cow Working Clinic, Open Arena Sorting Competition, Potluck Cowboy Dinner, Campfire, Music, and Dancing Sunday 19th:Fun Day Ranch Rodeo.
June Jam 2016 Hosted by American Bikers Aimed Towards Education (ABATE) of Ohio - FRIDAY TO SUNDAY
The Woods at Kaeppner Place, 34018 Sutton Rd, Logan; 419-654-5446; $25 for weend (includes camping)
Live music, camping, vendors and rodeo games, swap meet, bike show, motorcycle rally. For detailed information www.abate.com.
Music at the Winery - FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Rd, Logan; 740-385-7117; 6 pm to 9 pm
Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Jim Volk on Friday and Kevin Ashbba on Saturday. Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music.
Live Music at the Millstone - FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; 740-385-5341; 6 pm to 9 pm
Enjoy live music on the patio; Friday evening enjoy the music of Jake Binegar and Saturday Spencer and Walt from Trip Dog will take the stage.
Friday Night Bandstand
Lancaster Bandstand, 104 N Broad St, Lancaster; 740-687-6651; 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Friday Night Bandstand in Downtown Lancaster is a free, outdoor concert every Friday night. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and dancing shoes to the Downtown Lancaster Bandstand. Gypsy Joe's Ice Cream is available for purchase. Presented by the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department. Enjoy the sounds of Luxury Brown while they play R&B, Soul, Pop and Jazz this week.
"Moonshine" Full Moon Zip Line Tours - FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, 10714 Jackson St, Rockridge; 740-385-9477; $79 per person; reservations highly recommended; begins at dusk
Get acquainted with the night during the Full Moon with our "Moonshine" Zip Line Tours. If you've ever dreamed of zipping in the darkness, this 2-hour nocturnal tour is made for you. You'll experience the sounds, the smells, and the creatures of the night - Then bravely zip off into the darkness! The course is minimally lit for maximum drama, and is sure to satisfy your craving for adventure! The tour includes 6 ziplines. All needed equipment and lighting is provided, even some from Mother Nature herself!
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
36th Annual Hocking River Clean-Up
Hocking Hills Adventures, 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; 740-385-8685 8 am; FREE
Join your friends on the river to help clean up the river and have a great time doing it at this 36th annual event. Everything is provided, from canoes to trash bags. Stick around for a great BBQ afterwards.
30th Annual Earth Angel Super Cruise In
Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 157 East Fair Ave, Lancaster; 740-332-4713 (Neil) or 866-611-2645; $5 - $15; 9 am to 10 pm
Featured entertainment: The Fabulous Thunderbirds, McGuffey Lane and D.J. Stan The Man and the Remnant Singing Team. Special events: Craft, Trophy Presentations, Valve Cover Races, Memorial Awards, All Day Silent Auctions, Classic Cars, Bike Poker Run and Awards, Food venders and 50-50 drawing. Earth Angel Foundation of Ohio holds an annual fair to help send fatally ill children and their families on a dream vacation and giving these kids a chance to have fun. All the proceeds from the festival help the Earth Angel Foundation of Ohio. Join these kids and their families, by supporting a noble cause while having an exciting time.
Adopt-a-Highway & Hike with Camp Oty'Okwa
Camp Oty'Okwa, 24799 Purcell Rd, South Bloomington; 740-975-6384; FREE
Join in on an Adopt-a-Highway & Hike with Camp Oty'Okwa. Come out before the hike to help clean and maintain our stretch of SR 374. Participants in the will receive a light breakfast and lunch. Come join us in keeping the Hocking Hills clean!
Cedar Falls Stroll
Hocking Hills State Park, Cedar Falls, St Rt 374; 740-385-6841; 10 am; FREE
Join the Hocking Hills State Park Naturalist to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural and cultural history of this area of the park.
Five Meals in Five Days with Chef Katie McGushin
The Inn at Hocking College, 15770 St Rt 691, Nelsonville; 11 am to 4 pm; $75 per person; reservations required
Chef Katie shows you how to make a week's worth of meals in just one day.
Hocking College is offering a variety of leisure learning classes that are focused on creating a rich, creative environment that inspires life-long learning. Classes are hands-on, fun and educational and everyone is welcome!
Hocking's Wildlife at the Cabin
Naturalist Cabin at Old Man's Cave; St Rt 664 S; 740-385-6841; 1 pm; FREE
As you pass by on your hike today stop by the Naturalist Cabin, located behind Old Man's Cave Visitor Center, to explore and take a closer look at some of our native residents. Naturalist will be available for discussion and to answer questions.
Washboard Music Festival Bicentennial Parade - 6 pm
From Logan Clay through downtown Logan's Main Street
The Annual Washboard Music Festival will be the Bicentennial Grand Parade this year. Judges will select the best Bicentennial parade entry to win $500. After the parade stick around for a night full of great entertainment, festival food, vendors and free kids entertainment.
Saturday Night on the Patio
Psalm 121, 110 E Main St, Logan; 740-385-0056; 6:30 (after the parade); FREE
Join Psalm 121 every Saturday night to enjoy local Christian Artists on the Patio. This week features Slaw Dog. Event occurs rain or shine on the patio or in the bookstore/community room.
Full Moon Paddle
Lake Logan State Park Boat Launch, 30443 Lake Logan Rd, Logan; 740-591-9094; $45 or $35 with your own kayak; Touch the Earth Adventures; reservations required
Kayak with us under the full moon. Paddles are two to three hours long. Enjoy a peaceful evening on the water, watch the sun set and the moon rise across the water as the stars sparkle above you. No experience needed. All equipment, instructions, and refreshments are provided.
Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, 12789 St Rt 664 S, Logan; 740-385-0523; $45 per canoe for 2; reservations required; 7 pm
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, s'mores and a local bluegrass band for your enjoyment. Reservations highly recommended. Meet at the livery at 7:00 p.m. and be sure to bring a flashlight.
Romantic Moonlight Tour
Hocking Hills Adventures, 31251 Chieftain Dr, Logan; 740-385-8685; $45; reservations required; 7 pm to 11 pm
Let the crickets serenade you under a full moon on the Hocking River. Afterward, join us at a bonfire for refreshments and live entertainment.
TUESDAY, JUNE 21
Bike Night at the Millstone
Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ, 12790 Grey St, Logan; 740-385-5341; 6 pm to 9 pm
Enjoy live music on the patio; Come by bike, car or foot - everyone welcome. Enjoy the music of Stages this week.
Old Time Music Jam Session
The Bowen House, 196 N Market St, Logan; 740-385-0344; Free; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar or favorite instrument and join right in. Led by Liz Shaw. New and experienced musicians are welcome. You will leave with new skills after every session. Donations graciously appreciated for the instructor.
SATURDAYS - Hocking Hills Farmers Market. Open 10 am to 2 pm; Parking lot at Hocking Hills Dining Lodge. Located in the Heart of Hocking Hills at the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge Next to Old Mans Cave! Come meet local growers, innovative producers and talented artists. Find fresh produce & food, plus other agricultural-related products, support area farmers and enjoy the atmosphere at one of Ohio's estimated 200 farmers' markets. A new Hocking Hills experience! Call 740-380-3783 for more info.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY - Flea & Farmers' Market at Hocking Hills Market; US 33, Rockbridge. This is a large flea market with many outside and inside vendors every weekend - Friday through Sunday - featuring unique items, antiques, collectibles, beautiful crafts and outstanding in-season produce.
WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS - Athens Farmers Market. Come meet the farmers and producers behind the local food movement. Look for vendors selling produce, meats, eggs, cheese, jarred products, baked goods and lots more. Hours are 9 a.m. - 12 noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays and 4 - 7 p.m. on Thursdays (through September). Location: Market on State, 1002 E. State St., Athens; for more information, call 740-593-6763 or visit athensfarmersmarket.org.
SATURDAYS - Lancaster Farmers Market. Open 8 a.m. - 12 noon through October 31 at the corner of Memorial Drive and Wheeling Street (Government Services parking lot). Call 740-569-4563 or visit www.lancasterohfarmersmarket.org for more information.
SATURDAYS - Nelsonville Farmers Market. Open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. through October 31 at the corner of E. Canal Street and Rocky Boots Way, across the street from Rocky Boots Store. Call 740-517-5012 for more information.
SATURDAYS - Bremen Farmer's Market, 119 W Main St, Bremen; 740-569-4121; 9 am to noon. Bremen hosts its market on Saturday's from 9 a.m. to 12 noon from June 4 to September 24