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Your Weekend Update for September 23, 2016

Canopy Ridge Cabins - Thursday, September 22, 2016

Smoke Rise Ranch "Cowgirl Boot Camp" - THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY

Smoke Rise Ranch Resort; 6751 Hunterdon Rd.; Glouster, OH 45732; email; call 740-767-2624

It's finally here... back by popular demand, the long-awaited Cowgirl Boot Camp! Join us for the chance to test old knowledge and to learn some-thing new. We'll 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're an old pro or new to the scene, there'll be plenty of great opportunities for everyone! Agenda to be announced...


Friday, September 23

Friday Morning "Paws" Walk

Ash Cave; Hocking Hills State Park; St. Rt. 56; Logan, OH 43138; call 740-385-6841; free; 10 a.m.

Bring along your best behaved Pup for a quiet stroll into Ash Cave.As you stroll take a closer look at Ash Cave area from your dog's perspective.All dogs are welcome as long as they are well behaved, up to date on their shots and canine social.

Food Truck Fridays in Destination Downtown Lancaster

Government Service Building in Destination Downtown Lancaster; 239 W. Main St.; Lancaster, OH 43130; call 740-277-6607; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join Destination Downtown Lancaster for Food Truck Fridays. Treat your palette with a different specialty food from the savory to the traditional flavors with a different food truck May to October.

Wood-n-Knit-A Family Affair at Starbrick Gallery

Starbrick Gallery; 21 W. Columbus St.; Nelsonville, OH; 45764; call 740-753-1011; 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Whimsical Furniture, wands & gifts for your favorite wizard by Master Woodworker & Wizards Representative Paul A. Kerns. The Finest in Wooden Wizard Whimsy and Expert Knitwear for the Soul.

Harvest Time Wine & Food Pairing w/ Chef JM Matos of Table

2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE; Lancaster, OH 43130; call 740-687-4414; free; 6 p.m.; reservation required; $45 per person.

Be our guest Friday, September 23rd at 6pm for our first Informative wine and food pairing event. RockSide Winery & Chef JM Matos of restaurantTable1 make the perfect pair! The owner and Winemaker Robin Coolidge will be on site to talk about the wines being poured and Chef JM will discuss the food. In addition our Chief "Whiner" and co-owner Valerie Coolidge will be here to instruct on proper tasting techniques using the five S's of wine tasting. Swirl, Sniff, Sight, Sip and Savor!

Live Music at the Winery - FRIDAY & SATURDAY

Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Rd., Logan; call 740-385-7117; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music and relaxing with the sounds of Sherry Dean & Gary Puckett on Friday and Kevin Ashba on Saturday. Chef Mo on the Go Food Truck will be on hand Friday and Starbrick BBQ on Saturday or bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music.

Saturday, September 24

36th Annual Hocking River Clean-Up

Hocking Hills Adventures; 33251 Chieftain Dr.; Logan, OH; 43138; call 740-385-8685; 8 a.m.

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.

Conkle's Creep

Conkle's Hollow; Hocking Hills State Park; St. Rt. 374 & Big Pine Rd.; Rockbridge, OH; 43149; call 740-681-6841; 9 a.m.

Conkle's Hollow state nature preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills. Join the naturalist in the parking area for a short hike to find out why.

Fall Festival Lancaster

Downtown Lancaster, OH; 43130; call 740-277-6607

A day of enjoying everything we love about fall!

National Public Lands Day Free Waiver Wayne National Forest

Wayne National Forest; 13700 US Hwy 33; Nelsonville, OH; 45764

In observance of National Public Lands Day. Fees will be waived to all non-National Recreation Reservation System recreation sites & to all trails.

The New Vegetarian

The Inn at Hocking College; 15770 OH-691; Nelsonville, OH 45764; $45; email; call 740.753.7132; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join Certified Master Chef Alfonso Contrisciani as he explores tasty recipes that incorporate vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian diets. Exploring plant-based diets and incorporating farm to table concepts and Appalachian cuisine, Chef Alfonso will teach you how to prepare multiple meals that are healthy and delicious!

Night Flight Rappel Adventure - TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY

High Rock Adventures; 10108 Opossum Hollow Road; Rockbridge, OH 43149; email; call 740-385-9886; $75 for adults, $70 for children 6-15; reservation required; 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. will vary as sunsets earlier.

High Rock Adventures will be offering a first for Ohio and the Mid-West, A Night Flight Rappel down towering cliffs under the cover of darkness. Guests will arrive and hike up to the cliffs at sunset, then embark on 2 different rappels from the top of our towering sandstone cliffs. Enjoy the night sounds of Hocking Hills forest as it comes alive with Tree frogs singing,a chorus of Katydids (also known as bush crickets), distant coyote howls, occasional owls calling, and more. This hike requires that guests be fully mobile and comfortable hiking by flashlight across uneven terrain and rappelling down sandstone cliffs that can get slippery and wet at times. It is not an adventure for the faint of heart. Limit 8 per night (for larger groups call our office)

Farmers' Markets

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.

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 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.

Ongoing Events



Hocking Valley Scenic Railway; 33 Canal St.; Nelsonville, OH 45764; 800-967-7834 msgs. only; 740-249-1452 weekends; Adults $17; Senior (60+) $15; Child (3-12) $12; October 01 - October 30, 2016; Every week on Thursday and Friday (1 p.m.) ; Every week on Sunday and Saturday (Train departs noon & 2:30)

Take in the autumn views of the Hocking Valley by train.Hear about Hocking Valley history as you pass the remains of industries, canal locks and other historic landmarks. The trip covers 22 miles roundtrip and stops for 30 minutes at a pioneer log village (Robbins Crossing) before returning to the depot.


Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, 21190 St R 374; 740-385-7489; 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Join us for Casual Friday's at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. Chef Anthony will serve gourmet burgers, rustic pizzas and much more from his new "Bistro Menu" from 5:30pm to 9:30pm on Friday nights. We have live music on the patio to entertain guests from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The best part is that you don't need a reservation. Join us at your leisure for Casual Fridays!


Destination Downtown Lancaster, Government Services Building, 239 W Main St, Lancaster; 740-277-6607; 11 am to 2 pm

Join Destination Downtown Lancaster for Food Truck Fridays. Treat your palette with a different specialty food from the savory to the traditional flavors with a different food truck May to October.

Thursdays - Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour

Rockside Winery & Vineyards, 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster; 740-687-4414; 5 pm to 8 pm

Looking for the happiest hours out there? We think making it halfway through the week is reason enough to celebrate! Stop by after work for $4 glasses of our estate grown and produced wines. Nosh on our delicious Ohio cheese and crackers at a discount. Otherwise you can bring in your own picnic, or order in from one of the near by pizza joints! (Recurring Event every Thursday excluding major holidays).

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS - Hocking County Historical Society & Hocking County Genealogical Society Museums Open 1 pm to 4 pm

Hocking County Historical Society Museum Complex, 64 N Culver St, Logan; 740-385-6026 Six buildings of historic displays showcase the ca. 1898 Schempp House, the Lutz Steam Car, original pioneer wagon of the Stiers Family & original Hocking Valley Railroad Telegraph Office, where you can test your Morse Code knowledge. Sit in early 1900's desks & write on chalkboards in the recreated 1912 School House and shuck corn on corn sheller's in the Carriage House's display of agricultural items. View numerous displays of Hocking History including: a medical office, military uniforms & equipment, toys, coal mining, local clay & brick industry, Hocking Canal & bridge history, a Logan print shop, mastodon teeth & Indian artifacts. A Timeline Exhibit of Logan and Hocking County features a century of the county's history condensed into four panels is also on display. The timeline includes Native Americans, the first settlers (1798), the Civil War, the Hocking Valley Railway and the 1916 Logan Centennial, ending in 1917, when America joined the war.

MAY 28 TO NOVEMBER 27 - Mastery: Sustaining Momentum Exhibit

Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens; 740-592-4981; noon to 5 pm Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat; noon to 8 pm Thur; 1 pm to 5 pm Sun; $6; $4 Students & Seniors; under 12 free; Members Free

One of Quilt Nationals founders, Nancy Crow, curator, has selected artists who are masters of their technique and media. Chosen for their individual voices and continuing development in their field, these master quilt makers are exhibiting all new works.

WEDNESDAYS - Yoga in the Hills; This class is offered surrounded by the beauty of the Hocking Hills. Weather permitting; classes are outside on our wonderful deck among the trees. All levels of experience are welcome, as are groups! Call ahead for details - we may be having class, with our wonderful instructor, at a waterfall near you! 5 to 6 p.m. Visit for locations details. Blue Valley Massage & Traveling Spa, 888-74-PEACE (747-3223); COST: $10

WEDNESDAYS - Sweet Treat Wednesday: Wine tasting paired with locally made Wren Valley Truffles. 25% off hand-made gourmet caramel apples. Bring your own food or have pizza delivered. Hocking Hills Winery, 30402 Freeman Road, Logan, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Call 740- 385-7117 for more information; COST: $12 for six tastings.

THURSDAYS - Yoga at the Bowen House; Join Yoga instructor Elle Delmatto every Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Class fee is $6. Class is open to all and no pre-registration is necessary. The Bowen House Community Center for Arts & Education, 196 N Market St, Logan; call 740-385-0344 for more info.


SATURDAYS -The Appalachian Listening Room

48B W. Main St.; Logan, Ohio; call 740-438-5273; $7; 7:30 p.m.

CMC Real Estate Group and The Piano Works are excited to welcome and sponsor the premiere month of performances at The Appalachian Listening Room.There is a performance each Saturday in October at 7:30 p.m.Tickets are $7 at the door which is accessed from "Artbreak Alley" at 48 W. Main Street in Logan's Historic District. The line up in order of performance includes:Dan Heidt, Kelly Vaughn, Bruce Dalzell and Gary Puckett.


SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS - Hocking Hills Artists and Craftsmen Marketplace. Open every weekend where you can find unique handcrafted items from local artists. Chat with the artist while you watch their demonstrations. Stay a little, shop a little, dine a little. Open Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge, 20020 State Route 664 South. Call 740-707-0246 for more information.

DAILY - Columbus Washboard Company Tours; 14 Gallagher Ave, Logan; 740-380-3828

Ever seen the inner workings of a centuries old brick factory with vintage equipment used in the 1800s?Not only do we have a veritable museum of American history but we actually still use many of these old tools and machines to make the products we ship all over the world. We invite you and your family to stop in and see us when you're in town and take one of our guided factory tours.There's nothing quite like it anywhere else in the Hocking Hills.