Hocking Hills Tourism Association


13178 State Route 664 South

Logan, Ohio


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WEEKEND UPDATE | April 12, 2018

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Homegrown on Main


Located at 44 E. Main, in the heart of Logan's Historic downtown. 

Local Arts & Crafts, Demonstrations, Visitor Information and more. 


Thursday - Saturday, Noon - 7 p.m. 

Sunday - Monday, Noon - 5 p.m. 


April 14 - Make a Jar Candle

April 21 - Biscuit Making Workshop


Visit for more info. 


In This Issue



Daily Activities




Thursday, April 12


Sit and Knit at Homegrown on Main
44 East Main Street, Logan; 740-974-6365; 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. FREE

Meet people in your community who have a common interest and have fun sharing your favorite craft.

Joining a knitting group is one of the best things you can do for yourself as a knitter. If you're new to knitting, it's a great way to pick up new tricks and always have someone at the ready to help you through difficult parts of patterns or explain a new-to-you technique.


Anna & Elizabeth at Stuarts Opera House

Stuarts Opera House, Public Square, Nelsonville; 740-753-1924;; 8:00 p.m. $25

Anna & Elizabeth has appeared on stages across the world, including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Brighton Festival, Newport Folk Festival, National Sawdust, Atlanta Museum of Modern Art, Old Town School of Folk Music, Brooklyn Folk Fest; intimate theaters across the U.S., U.K. & Europe; and fellowships to develop their work at the MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Centrum. They have released two acclaimed full-length albums-Sun to Sun (2012) and Anna & Elizabeth (2015). Their show is like no other. Through their immersive creative process and bold interpretations, Anna & Elizabeth's visionary partnership pioneers new ways of presenting old songs and stories to modern audiences. Since 2011, with a deep and shared love of old Appalachian music, they stand at the vanguard of tradition and the avant-garde, transforming traditional music with innovative, modern arrangements. Their captivating performance integrates visual art, movement and experimental film with breathtaking harmonies.


Friday, April 13


Conkle's Creep
Conkle's Hollow; 24858 Big Pine Rd; Rockbridge; 740-385-6841; 10:00 a.m. FREE

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.


Singing in the Hocking Hills

Logan High School, State Route 328, Logan; 740-385-6836; 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. FREE

Persuaded, Triumphant Quartet and Jeff n Sheri Easter? Southern Gospel at its finest!!! This is the 4th Annual Singing in the Hocking Hills event, held at the High School.


Live Music at Hocking Hills Winery - FRIDAY & SATURDAY

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

Enjoy the sweet sounds of music with the great taste of wine at Hocking Hills Winery. Order an appetizer or bring your own food to eat while you listen to Jeremy Gibson Friday and Kevin Ashba on Saturday.


Bob Boilen Of Npr Music Presents Valerie June, Julie Byrne, And River Whyless

Stuarts Opera House, Public Square, Nelsonville; 740-753-1924;; 8:00 p.m. $15 advance

Stuart's Opera House welcomes NPR Music's Bob Boilen for a special showcase of music featuring Valerie June, Julie Byrne, and River Whyless . This show is presented in collaboration with The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, in partnership with the Ohio University Performing Arts & Concert Series, the School of Media Arts & Studies, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, WOUB Public Media, and Arts for OHIO. Boilen, host of NPR's "All Songs Considered" and the creator and host of NPR's "Tiny Desk Concerts," will curate the evening, which will feature short interview segments with each performer.


Saturday, April 14


Hocking County Ag Days SAT & SUN

Hocking County Fairgrounds, North Homer Ave, Logan; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00.a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday.

The 10th Annual Ag Days! On Saturday, the day's events begin with a flag raising and opening ceremony with Ohio Farm Bureau's Executive Vice President Adam Sharp honoring the Hocking County law enforcement. Enjoy the gospel group "Persuaded" on Saturday, Boy Scout demonstrations, saw dust find, skillet and wrench contests, "Hocking County Bluegrass Boys," garden tractor pulls, antique tractor parade and Smokey the Bear will be available on Sunday from 9-4. There will be many other presentations both days along with a Workers' Compensation Safety Meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Bring your family, friends and kids for both days of enjoyment!


Make a Jar Candle
Homegrown on Main, 44 East Main Street, Logan; 740-385-9537; 12:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Come and make a jar candle at Home Grown on Main with Hocking Hills Candle Works. 8 oz. jar or 8 oz tin. Cost $16.00

Make your own special scent by combining one to three scents and mixing with our natural soy wax. We also use a Cotton wick for a cleaner, more natural burn. You will be choosing from 50 scents so be as creative as you want to be!


It takes about a half an hour to customize your candle and make your own personalized label for it. Then about two hours to set up so you can take it home with you.


Scalawags & Renegades
Rock House, 16526 St. Rt. 374, Laurelville; 740-385-6841; 1:00 p.m. FREE

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


Free Informative Winery Tour at RockSide Winery
Rockside Winery & Vineyards - 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster; 740-687-4414; 1:00 p.m. FREE Tour, optional food / wine tasting chargeable
FREE informative and fun winery tour experience. Enjoy a glass of wine as Ryan Coolidge, Assistant Wine Maker and General Manager walks you through the production facility. The tour will cover the history of our winery and the wine making process from vine to bottle. The winery tour may take 30 minutes to an hour depending on the group.

Afterwards extend your experience to the tasting room and enjoy a wine tasting equally as informative as the tour. Cheese, meat and fruit plates as well as other delicious appetizers are available for enjoyment during the wine tasting portion of your visit. Before you leave make sure to take a walk through the vineyard and enjoy the scenery.

The winery tour is free but reservations are required in advance. Space is limited. Make your reservation on our events calendar today at or call the winery on  (740) 687-4414 to make reservations over the phone or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Note: Although the winery tour is free, cost applies to the tasting/food portion of your visit. Prices vary.


Dairy Barn Art Auction
Dairy Barn, Dairy Lane, Athens; 740-592-4981;; From 6:00 p.m. Tickets start from $50 - See facebook for more info.
Join the Dairy Barn as they celebrate 40 years as an organization! Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with a live auction at 8:00 p.m. There will also be a silent auction, along with music, desserts, a cash bar, and decade themed hors d'oeuvres. Dress for your favorite decade and email your favorite song from the past 40 years to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. !


Megan Bee and Jonathon Morgan LIVE at ALR

ALR, Rear of Piano Works, 48 West Main Street, Logan; 6:30 p.m. $10

Singer-songwriter Megan Bee writes with an unquenchable wanderlust and a raw love for the land. Her latest studio album Like a Canyon (2017) claims both The Ohio Music Awards 2017 Best Americana and Best Singer-Songwriter Album. With folk-Americana roots, she blends a distinctly homespun voice over an acoustic simplicity. Her lyrics continue to carry that yearning soulfulness and winsome storytelling that filled her first release, A Sense of Place (2015)


Historic Lantern Tour of Ash Cave

Ash Cave, St Rt 56 near 374, Logan; 740-385-6841; 8:00 p.m. FREE

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. (Please, no pets at the lantern tour)


Sunday, April 15


Scalawags & Renegades
Rock House, 16526 St. Rt. 374, Laurelville; 740-385-6841; 1:00 p.m. FREE

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


Pistol Skills I
On Guard Defense,  66211 Bethel Road, New Plymouth;; 740-596-1984; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. $125
If you've already got your CHL, then you need to take the next step to learn how to safely draw your gun from a holster in a defensive situation. Pistol Skills I is a MUST for those that actually carry each day OR for those that need to build further confidence so they will choose to carry each day. This is an intermediate skill level course, and you must have successfully completed your CHL class.

This class is hands-on and will focus primarily on range skills. Skills will be explained and demonstrated on the range by the instructor and includes:


 >Reviewing different types and levels of holsters designed for concealed carry;

 >Learning the 5 steps for safely drawing from a holster;

 >Understanding the types & causes of weapon malfunctions and how to resolve       them;

 >Performing weapon malfunction drills under simulated stressful situations;

 >Understanding and practicing emergency & tactical reloading skills; and,

 >Developing target-recognition skills, performing drills and shooting while moving using a shot timer.


Monday, April 16


Yoga with Ellie DelMatto & Jeannie Faulkner MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY

The Bowen House Community Center for Arts and Education 196 N. Market Street (740) 385-0344; Monday - 4:30 p.m, Wednesday 5:30 p.m.

Join Ellie DelMatto on Monday and Jeannie Faulkner on Wednesday for their weekly yoga session. Bring your own mat. A fee of $6 is charged


Tuesday, April 17


Old Time Music Jam Session at the Bowen House

The Bowen House, 196 N. Market St, Logan; 740-385-0344;; 6:00 p.m  - 8:30 p.m. FREE

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.


Wednesday, April 18


After School Music Workshop EVERY WEDNESDAY TIL JUNE 13

Logan Performing Arts Group, Artista, 38 W. Main, Logan;;740-407-5894 4:00 p.m.

FREE for Middle & High School Students. Are you interested in playing in a band? Do you sing, or play an instrument? Want to run sound or set up a stage? Not sure, but it sounds awesome? Come to Artista on West Main and be part of something!


Indigo Girls at Stuart's Opera House WED & THURS
Stuarts Opera House, Public Square, Nelsonville; 740-753-1924;; 8:00 p.m. $58-83 advance

Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to slow down with age. With a legacy of releases and countless U.S. and international tours behind them, the Indigo Girls have forged their own way in the music business. Selling over 14 million records, they are still going strong. Amy & Emily are the only duo with top 40 titles on the Billboard 200 in the '80s, to the '10s!


Thursday, April 19


Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour

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

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. Enjoy our delicious appetizers at half price. Local Craft Beer is also available on tap.


On Your Radar:


Urban Air Wake Up Downtown Appalachian adventure APRIL 26-29

Main Street, downtown Logan; 740-385-2750;; FREE
This year's event is an Airstream rally in a new format. Rather than forested surroundings, participants will wake up On Main Street, Logan! This will be an awesome sight! The Urban Air Appalachian Adventure will "wake up downtown" Logan April 26 to April 29.  With Main St. closed to vehicle traffic for the entire weekend, the town center will transform into a pedestrian mall lined with a community of Airstreams along the curb for six blocks.


Buzzing with activity, visitors will be treated to live music, art demos, authentic local food trucks, campfires, and a beverage tent with local brews, wines and moonshine. A special showing of "Trail Magic: Grandma Gatewood's Walk" and a book signing of "Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail" featuring author Ben Montgomery will surely be something folks won't want to miss.


In an effort to give back to our community, Airstreamers will decorate their abodes on Saturday to coincide with the festival's Appalachian theme. Armed with canned goods, visitors will have the chance to leave a canned food next to the Airstream that impresses them most. All collections will be donated to Smith Chapel food pantry.


The shared appreciation for local events, the outdoors and Grandma Gatewood (the first woman known to hike the Appalachian Trail alone in one season, at the age of 67), may be why the Airstream affair just so happens to take place the same weekend as the eighth annual Buckeye TrailFest in Hocking Hills (as a portion of the trail goes through the region). Celebrating the trail and a passion for hiking with day and night hikes, workshops and more, the festival will have special accommodations to shuttle fest-goers to Downtown Logan on Saturday so not to miss out on the movie, book signing, Airstreamers, and refreshments!


This is a sell out event, and everyone is invited to join in the fun with over 75 Airstreams in our downtown.


For more information about Urban Air visit






Farmers' Markets


FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY - Flea & Farmers' Market at Hocking Hills Market; US 33, Rockbridge; sunrise to 5 p.m. This is a large flea market with many outside and inside vendors every weekend - Friday through Sunday - that features unique items, antiques, collectibles, beautiful crafts and outstanding in-season produce.


WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY - Athens Farmers Market takes place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from April until December on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. year round on Saturdays.  Enjoy a variety of vendors from homemade delectables to fresh produce and more. Call 740-593-6763 or visit for more information.


Ongoing Events



THURSDAYS - Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour Rockside Winery & Vineyards - 2363 Lancaster Newark Rd NE, Lancaster; 740-687-4414; 5 to 8 p.m. 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. Enjoy our delicious Ohio cheese and crackers at a discount. Otherwise you can bring in your own picnic, or order in from one of the nearby pizza joints! (Recurring event every Thursday excluding major holidays).


MONDAY AND THURSDAYS AND OTHERS BY APPOINTMENT - Beginner Bead Making Classes - Have fun learning to melt glass while making your own glass beads and charms for bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Everything that you need to make beautiful glass beads is supplied. Ages 14 and up. $25 per class, offered at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.; call for reservations at 740-385-1384; Liquid Light Gallery; 18345 Unger Rd; Logan.


MONDAYS - Yoga at the Bowen House - Join yoga instructor Elle Delmatto every Monday 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.


TUESDAYS - Science with Mr. Turtle at the Logan Library - Join Mr. Harry every Tuesday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Children's Library and explore the world of science. Every age is the right age to learn! Call 740-385-2348; Logan Library; 230 East Main Street; Logan; Free.


TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS - Story Time at the Logan Library - Children of all ages can come out for story time. Weekly readings take place at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Call 740-385-2348; Logan Library; 230 East Main Street; Logan; Free.


FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAYS - Doodle Bugs - Takes place at 10 a.m. and is a free art club for newborns, infants and toddlers up to age three. On the first and third Wednesdays of each month, participants can come anytime between 10 a.m. and noon. Toddlers will explore the fun of art hands-on and take home a masterpiece! Newborns and infants will have hands and feet painted for creative keepsakes. Sponsored by the Hocking County Early Childhood Department, Help Me Grow & Early Intervention. Hocking County Library; 230 E. Main Street; Logan; Call Stephanie at 740-380-1315 for more information.


WEDNESDAYS - Quilt Therapy - Beginning at 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on 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. Nelsonville Quilt Company; 52 W Washington St; Nelsonville; call 740-753-3343 for more info; Free.


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


THURSDAYS - Yarn Lovers Unite - Members are invited to join at the library to work on various projects and share techniques and progress. Anyone who knits, crochets or sews is invited to attend.  All are welcome regardless of experience and ability, as this is a chance to share and learn.  Takes place from 1 to 3 p.m.; call 740-385-2348 for more information; Logan-Hocking County Library; 230 E. Main Street; Logan; free.


THURSDAYS - Introduction to Technology - Have questions about your tablet, laptop, email or even Facebook? There will be a staff member in the reference area to help you. Logan Hocking County Library; 230 East Main Street; Logan; 3 to 4 p.m.; call 740-385-2348 for more information.


DAILY - Honeybee Extravaganza - The Logan-Hocking County Library has honeybees! We have a beautiful, live bee display, courtesy of Dave Saving. Come and witness the bees work. Find the queen bee! Learn about the interworking of the hive. The bees are on display for everyone to see. Logan Hocking Library; 230 East Main St; Logan; Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Free.






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13178 State Route 664 South
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