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Southeast Ohio Calendar of Events

If you know of a family-friendly event in your area and would like to see it listed here, contact us.  Also listed are Deaf & ASL (Sign Language) Events you may enjoy.  See past event information in the Events Archive.  See the Showcase Advertisers' Calendar for their dated events, sales or specials and other announcements.

2017

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May 2017

May through September
Family Nature Program
Buzzards' Roost Nature Preserve; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  6-8pm.  FREE.  Myranda Vance, Outdoor Educator, will lead an educational program followed by creative play in the newly-constructed natural playground called Kids Nature Zone (KNZ).  Programs are geared to kids aged 4-12 but are appropriate for all.  Evenings will end with s'mores around a fire.  The first program, May 6, will include a hot dog roast plus games and prizes to celebrate the beginning of this new endeavor.
For more info, call (740) 773-8794 or visit rosscountyparkdistrict.com

May through October
Rock Mill Weekends 2017
Rock Mill Park; 1429 Rockmill Pl NW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1-3pm Saturdays-Sunday, May through October.  Recently restored to working order, Fairfield County Historical Parks Volunteers will demonstrate the grinding methods of the mill and answer questions about the milling process.  See also June 10-11, Rock Mill Celebration.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

May 4-7, 2017
33rd Annual Wild Turkey Festival
Downtown McArthur (Vinton county)
Hours:  5pm-11pm Thursday, 11am-11pm Friday-Saturday, 12pm-5pm Sunday.  Food, music, fun for the whole family.  Nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides, games, car show, quilt show, more.
For more info, call (740) 591-1118 or 596-9889 or visit vintoncountytravel.com

May 5-6, 2017
2017 Perry County Home & Garden Show and Plant Sale
Perry County Fairgrounds; State Rte 37 W; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  3-7pm Friday, 8am-2pm Saturday.  Admission is FREE.  Sponsored by OSU Extension Perry County Master Gardeners and the Perry County Tribune.  Find all the advice, products, services and inspiration you need to create a gorgeous living space - garden programs, landscape and garden plants, home decor, educational displays, children's programs, local greenhouses, food vendor, door prizes, antiques and almost-antiques.  See also Glasshouse Works, the nationally-known grower of rare and unusual plants for home and garden.
For more info, call (740) 743-1602 or 342-4121 or visit perry.osu.edu

May 5-6, 2017
Bird Lovers Vignettes
Perry County Fairgrounds; State Rte 37 W; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  3-7pm Friday, 8am-2pm Saturday.  Admission is FREE.  Plants, books, bird houses, bird feeders, birdseed, garden seed, decorative items, garden hats, garden chairs, pillows, shepherd's hooks.  Proceeds benefit the Nellie Sheridan Wilson Heritage Committee of Somerset.
For more info, call (740) 347-4368 or visit N/A

May 6, 2017
Free Saturday Movie
Victoria Opera House; 101 S Main St; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  8pm.
For more info, cal (614) 450-0237 or visit facebook.com/VictoriaOperaHouse1905

May 6, 2017
Waverly Fire Department Fish Fry
Waverly Fire Department; Waverly (Ross county)
Hours:  10am until sold out.  Fish dinner or sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, homemade desserts, drinks.
For more info, call (740) 947-2826 or visit N/A

May 6, 2017
Deerassic Park Spring Fest
Deerassic Park Education Center; 14250 Cadiz Rd; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
Hours:  10am-5pm.  First 500 kids age 15 or order arriving Saturday receive a free shirt.  Free primitive camping Friday-Saturday.  A youth program designs for children of ages 5-15 to provide hands-on activities including archery, fishing, camping, canoeing, riflery, more.
For more info, call (740) 435-3335 or visit deerassic.com

May 6, 2017
Pickaway-Ross Central Ohio Expo
Pickaway Ross Career & Technology Center; 895 Crouse Chapel Rd; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  10am-2pm.  Craft show, car show, kids' tractor pull, flower sale, book sale, food, more.
For more info, call (740 642-1301 or visit N/A

May 6-7, 2017
Victoria Players Children's Theater Auditions for "Honk"
Victoria Opera House; 101 S Main St; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
For more info, cal (614) 450-0237 or visit facebook.com/VictoriaOperaHouse1905

May 6-7, 2017
Olde Pickerington Village Chocolate Hop
Old Pickerington Village; State Rte 256; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6-8:30pm.  Make a small donation to benefit Pickerington High School and community events, pick up a map, receive chocolate treats at several Olde village merchants.
For more info, call (614) 360-0899 or visit pickeringtonvillage.com

May 7, 2017
Zanesville Flea Market
Secrest Auditorium; 334 Shinnick St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  11am-4pm.  Vendor fee proceeds benefit Muskingum Youth Performing Arts.  Spaces are $20.  To reserve a space, contact Kelly Wheeler Joseph on Facebook or call her at (740) 607-2062.  2017 dates:  5/7, 6/11, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/14.
For more info, call (740) 607-2062 or 454-6851 or visit secrestonline.com

May 7, 2017
2nd Annual Harrison Career Center FFS Truck & Tractor Show
Harrison Career Center; 82500 Cadiz Jewett Rd (State Rte 9); Cadiz (Harrison county)
Hours:  1-6pm.  All makes, models and years.  Cars, too.  Food, music, family fun.  Donations support Harrison Career Center FFA.
For more info, call (330) 440-5578 or visit N/A

May 12-14, 2017
Lancaster Community Days Festival
Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  4-10pm Friday, 12pm-10:30pm Saturday, 12pm-6pm Sunday.  FREE admission.  Sponsored by the West Side United Neighbors Block Watch.  A family-friendly event with rides, games, music, food, fireworks, car show, marbles tournament, craft show, amusement rides, Fast Trax Moto Cross racing, Saturday night concert.
For more info, call (740) 654-9248 or visit communitydaysfestival.org

May 13, 2017
CPR
Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  8:30am-11:45am.  Cost:  $35/person, registration required.  Learn adult, child and infant CPR.  Participants will receive a certification card upon completion of a written exam.
For more info, call (740) 687-8477 or visit fmchealth.org

May 13, 2017
Spring Bike Night
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame; 13515 Yarmouth Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5-8pm.    Live music by Sneaky Pete and The Players, giveaways including weekend passes to 2017 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days and VIP All Access Passes to Ohio Bike Week, Phillybuster food truck, After party hosted by North High Breweing.  Museum open house.  A collection of toy motorcycles from the past 50 years, "possibly the greatest collection of motorcycle sidecar toys known to man".  See also on display a collection of Indian motorcycles including a 1928 Indian CLS213R, more.
For more info, call (614) 856-2222 or visit motorcyclemuseum.org

May 13, 2017
First Aid
Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  12:00-3:00pmm.  Cost:  $35/person, registration required.  Receive hands-on emergency training.  Participants receive a certification card upon completion of a written exam.
For more info, call (740) 687-8477 or visit fmchealth.org

May 13, 2017
Cabela's King Kat 2017 Tournament Trail
Super 8 Gallipolis; 321 Upper River Rd; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
Hours:  6:30am - 3pm.  Anglers, check details and registration on their website. 
For more info, call (740) 446-8080 or visit kingkatusa.com

May 13, 2017
15th Annual Battle from the Saddle Trail Ride
Scioto Trail State Park; 144 Lake Rd; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Ride out at noon. 
For more info, call (740) 663-2125 or visit parks.ohiodnr.gov/sciototrail

May 13, 2017
Kids' Fishing Rodeo
Bob Evans Farm; 791 Farmview Dr; Rio Grande (Athens county)
Hours:  8-11am.  For kids age 12 and under.  Bring your favorite fishing pole.  Win one of six scholarships.
For more info, call (800) 994-3276 or visit bobevans.com

May 16, 2017
Senior Citizens Day - Age Out Loud
Pike County Senior Center; 402 Clough St; Waverly (Pike county)
Hours:  9am-2pm.  Musical performance by Peach Mountain Boys.  Olde Cabin Kettle Corn, drawings for prizes, caricature drawings, mini health fair, 50/50 drawing, food buffet, desserts, refreshments.
For more info, call (740) 947-5555 or visit N/A

May 19-21, 2017
Cambridge Singers Spring Show, "Come Rain or Shine"
Scottish Rite Auditorium; 941 Wheeling Av; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
Hours:  8pm Friday-Sat, 3pm Sunday.
For more info, call (740) 432-3956 or visit N/A

May 20, 2017
Pet Rescue Day 2017
Hansel Preserve; 5500 Cincinnati-Zanesville Rd NE; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  11am-4pm.  Adopt a pet today!  Meet and fall in love with animals from rescue groups - give a forever home o a pet in need.  Dog trainers, crime dogs, veterinarians, educational seminars, pet contests for fun and prizes, have a sketch drawn of your pet, shop vendors, food fare, more.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit facebook.com/FairfieldCountyParks

May 20, 2017
Rendezvous at the Rock
Leo Petroglyph Historic Site; Park Rd (Township Rd 224); Leo (Jackson county)
Hours:  10am-4pm.  FREE.  Native American displays, flint-knapping, atlatl, music, food, wildflower walk.
For more info, call (740) 384-3537 or leopetroglyph.com

May 20, 2017
Ohio Bigfoot Conference 2017
Salt Fork State Park; 14755 Cadiz Rd; Lore City (Guernsey county)
Hours:  10am-8pm.  The most exciting and awesome Bigfoot experience in the country today.  Lectures, vendors, browse and mingle with people who have a common interest in Boogfoot.  Celebrate the 50 years since th legendary Patterson-Gimlin film.
For more info, call (740) 638-3010 or 680-1131 or visit parks.ohiodnr.gov/saltfork

May 20, 2017
Lancaster Kids & Cops Day 2017
Ohio University Lancaster; Wagner Theater; 1570 Granville Pike; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.
For more info, cal N/A or visit N/A

May 20-21, 2017
56th Annual TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley) Bicycle Tour
Leave Columbus at dawn Saturday to make the 12-hour (plus or minus) ride to Portsmouth and return to Columbus Sunday.  Saturday, lunch and entertainment will be provided at Yoctangee Park in Chillicothe.  Troopers will be working the tour to attempt to makethe event as safe as possible.  Ham radio operators will assist with communications.
For more info, call N/A or visit tosrv56.org

May 21, 2017
2017 Spartan Carnival
Ohio School for the Deaf; 500 Morse Rd; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  11am-5pm.  Deaf entertainment, Deaf clown, fun, food, prizes, auction, games, more for the entire family.
For more info, call (614) 515-6065 or visit ohioschoolforthedeaf.org

May 25-28, 2017
33rd Annual Feast of the Flowering Moon
Yoctangee Park: 35 S Paint St; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  10am-10pm.  FREE.  Chillicothe, Ohio's first capital city, rich in Indian history, hosts the annual Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival.  The festival draws crowds of approximately 85,000.  Yoctangee Park, in historic downtown, makes a perfect setting for this family oriented three-day event featuring Native American music and dancing, traders and exhibits, a mountain men encampment rendezvous with working craftsmen and demonstrations, an extensive arts and crafts show with over 80 crafters and commercial exhibits.  Entertainment is continuous on the main stage and there is good food, fun, games and contests.  Most importantly, this is an educational experience.  All events are FREE to the public and include a Kid's Fun Run, Senior Citizens Day and the Anything That Floats But A Boat Race.
For more info, call (800) 413-4118 or visit feastofthefloweringmoon.org

May 25-29, 2017
47th Annual Moonshine Festival
Main St; New Straitsville (Perry county)
Hours:  5pm Thursday and Friday, 12pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  In the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, the festival features a variety of events including a working moonshine still display, local history museum, flea market vendors, moonshine burgers, moonshine pie, moonshine doggies, carnival rides and games, good food, souvenirs, talent show, cruise-in and two parades concluding with the Grand Parade on Monday.  Free entertainment including Grand Ole Opry Show on Sunday and entertainment by Cliff Cody, AC/DC Tribute Band, Night Prowler, Bailie & The Boys with special guest Haley Watson.  Back by popular demand are the Garden Tractor Pull, a Garden Tractor Demo Derby and a Pedal Pull.
For more info, call (740) 394-2239 or 394-2727 or visit N/A

May 26-29, 2017
Muskingum Valley Trade Days
6602 State Rte 78; Reinersville (Muskingum county)
Between McConnelsville and Caldwell.  Large outdoor flea market.
For more info, call (740) 558-2740 or 558-2402 or visit N/A

May 31 - June 4, 2017
15th Annual Historic National Road Yard Sale
Baltimore, Maryland -to- Saint Louis, Missouri
The 15th Annual Historic National Road Yard Sale will find thousands of people traveling all or parts of the 200-year old Historic National Road (US Route 40), 800 some miles from Baltimore to St. Louis, from dawn to dusk, searching for treasures of all kinds.  Businesses and individuals set out their goods, fresh produce, bargains, antiques, furniture, collectibles and items strange and wonderful!  Last  year, the event was so popular, some restaurants even ran out of food to serve!  Put on your sturdy and comfortable shoes, pack snacks and drinks, engage some muscle (for loading furniture and large items), pocket lots of green ($$$), fill up the tank, throw some sunscreen, insect repellant, hand wipes, paper towels and a roll of toilet paper in a tote bag, and take off!
For more info, visit Historic National Road Yard Sale on Facebook

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June 2017

May through September
Family Nature Program
Buzzards' Roost Nature Preserve; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  6-8pm.  FREE.  Myranda Vance, Outdoor Educator, will lead an educational program followed by creative play in the newly-constructed natural playground called Kids Nature Zone (KNZ).  Programs are geared to kids aged 4-12 but are appropriate for all.  Evenings will end with s'mores around a fire.
For more info, call (740) 773-8794 or visit rosscountyparkdistrict.com

May through October
Rock Mill Weekends 2017
Rock Mill Park; 1429 Rockmill Pl NW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1-3pm Saturdays-Sunday, May through October.  Recently restored to working order, Fairfield County Historical Parks Volunteers will demonstrate the grinding methods of the mill and answer questions about the milling process.  See also June 10-11, Rock Mill Celebration.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

May 31 - June 4, 2017
15th Annual Historic National Road Yard Sale
Baltimore, Maryland -to- Saint Louis, Missouri
The 15th Annual Historic National Road Yard Sale will find thousands of people traveling all or parts of the 200-year old Historic National Road (US Route 40), 800 some miles from Baltimore to St. Louis, from dawn to dusk, searching for treasures of all kinds.  Businesses and individuals set out their goods, fresh produce, bargains, antiques, furniture, collectibles and items strange and wonderful!  Last  year, the event was so popular, some restaurants even ran out of food to serve!  Put on your sturdy and comfortable shoes, pack snacks and drinks, engage some muscle (for loading furniture and large items), pocket lots of green ($$$), fill up the tank, throw some sunscreen, insect repellant, hand wipes, paper towels and a roll of toilet paper in a tote bag, and take off!
For more info, visit Historic National Road Yard Sale on Facebook

June 2, 2017
Music on the Lawn:  Perry-Morgan Pickers (Bluegrass, Gospel & Country music)
Perry County District Library; 117 S Jackson St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  Additional performers may be added to the line-up; check the website for updates.  2017 dates are 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

June 2, 2017
Music on the Porch:  Marty & Linda Savage
Perry County District Library; 99 E Columbus St; Thornville (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  Additional performers may be added to the line-up; check the website for updates.  2017 dates are 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

June 9, 2017
Music on the Lawn:  Mary & Linda Savage, 'Songs You Forgot You Knew'
Perry County District Library; 117 S Jackson St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  Additional performers may be added to the line-up; check the website for updates.  2017 dates are 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

June 9, 2017
Music on the Porch:  Perry-Morgan Pickers
Perry County District Library; 99 E Columbus St; Thornville (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  Additional performers may be added to the line-up; check the website for updates.  2017 dates are 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

June 9-10, 2017
Elm Grove Days
Elm Grove Fire Department; 90 Elm Grove Hill Rd; Piketon (Pike county)
Hours:  11am, fish booth opens.  Serving fish, Texas T, hot dogs, a chicken noodle dinner, nachos and other foods like pizza, cotton candy, fair foods, more.  Almost There and Sidetrak gospel/bluegrass bands, Night Flyer, Clay Hess, Satterfield Gang bands.  Greased pig contest, horse rides, hot dog eating contest, craft vendors.  All proceeds go to Elm Grove Fire Department.
For more info, call (740) 222-2535 or 222-1866 or 835-1591 or visit N/A

June 10-11, 2017
Rock Mill Celebration
Rock Mill Park; 1429 Rockmill Pl NW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  12-5pm.  Visit the oldest and largest mill in Ohio (and the covered bridge beside it) to celebrate the return of milling for the first time in 100 years.  Vendors, artisans, food - fun for the whole family.  Specialty mill-themed items will be available in the gift shop, new note cards with five scenes of the mill and area, new mugs, aprons, feed sacks, prints for framing, more.  Due to limited parking at the park, attendees should park at Liberty Center on W Fair Av and take the free shuttle.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

June 11, 2017
Zanesville Flea Market
Secrest Auditorium; 334 Shinnick St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  11am-4pm.  Vendor fee proceeds benefit Muskingum Youth Performing Arts.  Spaces are $20.  To reserve a space, contact Kelly Wheeler Joseph on Facebook or call her at (740) 607-2062.  2017 dates:  5/7, 6/11, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/14.
For more info, call (740) 607-2062 or 454-6851 or visit secrestonline.com

June 16, 2017
Music on the Lawn:  Anna J  (Contemporary Christian music)
Perry County District Library; 117 S Jackson St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  Additional performers may be added to the line-up; check the website for updates.  2017 dates are 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

June 16, 2017
Music on the Porch:  Performing Artist(s) TBA
Perry County District Library; 99 E Columbus St; Thornville (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  Additional performers may be added to the line-up; check the website for updates.  2017 dates are 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

June 17, 2017
Ohio's Friendliest Train Robbery
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway; 33 West Canal St; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  6pm, train departs Nelsonville depot for a two-hour trip.  The ever-popular Robbery Trains are family-friendly feature a group of bandits on horseback making an attempt to rob the train.  Play money is distributed to everyone on the train before departure.  The robbers, after stopping the train, will come through to collect the booty.  Guns are used but with blanks; there is a safe atmosphere on board.  These events often sell-out quickly so make reservations as early as possible.  The 2015 events are June 13, August 1, September 12.  Note:  The 'robbers' will be riders from nearby Smoke Rise Ranch.  If you are a rider and wish to be part of the group of bandits, call (740) 767-2624 or (800) 292-1732 or visit smokeriseranch.com.  At Smoke Rise Ranch you can experience the Old West on the 2,000-acre ranch located about 10 miles from the railway near Murray City on State Rte 78.  It is a working cow ranch with real cowboys.  There is horseback riding by the hour on over 100 miles of trail, a variety of cabin and camping rentals, fishing ponds, hiking trail, pool and a playground.  2017 dates are June 17, July 8, August 5.
For more info, call (740) 753-9531 or visit hvsry.org

June 17, 2017
Perry County Historical & Cultural Arts Society 2017 Bicentennial Lecture Series:
Pottery to Ceramics - The Major Affect and Practical Influence on Our County

Ceramic Center; 7327 Ceramic Rd; Roseville (Perry county)
Hours:  2pm.  The third of a seven-part series in celebration of the historical contributions Perry county has made to the state and the nation.  Presentation by Dale Hague, Educator.  Each of the events in this series will be held in one of the beautiful authentic buildings that played a role in the area's history.  Series dates are March 25, April 29, June 17, July 17-22, August 12, September 23, October 7.
For more info, call (740) 987-4862 or visit hcapc.org

June 18, 2017
An Evening with Daily & Vincent
Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre; 5968 Marietta Rd; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  7pm.  One of the top Bluegrass bands in America.
For more info, call (866) 775-0700 or visit tecumsehdrama.com

June 21, 2017
First Day of Summer

June 23, 2017
Music on the Lawn:  Perry County Senior Center Pantry Players, 'Old Time Favorites'
Perry County District Library; 117 S Jackson St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  Additional performers may be added to the line-up; check the website for updates.  2017 dates are 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

June 23, 2017
Music on the Porch:  The Nonmembers
Perry County District Library; 99 E Columbus St; Thornville (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  Additional performers may be added to the line-up; check the website for updates.  2017 dates are 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

June 30, 2017
Music on the Lawn:  The Nonmembers  (Folk and Fun music)
Perry County District Library; 117 S Jackson St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  Additional performers may be added to the line-up; check the website for updates.  2017 dates are 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

June 30, 2017
Music on the Porch:  Performing Artist(s) TBA
Perry County District Library; 99 E Columbus St; Thornville (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  Additional performers may be added to the line-up; check the website for updates.  2017 dates are 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

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July 2017

May through September
Family Nature Program
Buzzards' Roost Nature Preserve; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  6-8pm.  FREE.  Myranda Vance, Outdoor Educator, will lead an educational program followed by creative play in the newly-constructed natural playground called Kids Nature Zone (KNZ).  Programs are geared to kids aged 4-12 but are appropriate for all.  Evenings will end with s'mores around a fire.
For more info, call (740) 773-8794 or visit rosscountyparkdistrict.com

May through October
Rock Mill Weekends 2017
Rock Mill Park; 1429 Rockmill Pl NW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1-3pm Saturdays-Sunday, May through October.  Recently restored to working order, Fairfield County Historical Parks Volunteers will demonstrate the grinding methods of the mill and answer questions about the milling process.  See also June 10-11, Rock Mill Celebration.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 1, 2017
Zanesville Flea Market
Secrest Auditorium; 334 Shinnick St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  11am-4pm.  Vendor fee proceeds benefit Muskingum Youth Performing Arts.  Spaces are $20.  To reserve a space, contact Kelly Wheeler Joseph on Facebook or call her at (740) 607-2062.  2017 dates:  5/7, 6/11, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/14.
For more info, call (740) 607-2062 or 454-6851 or visit secrestonline.com

July 7, 2017
Music on the Lawn:  Unholy Definance  (Heavy Metal music)
Perry County District Library; 117 S Jackson St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  Additional performers may be added to the line-up; check the website for updates.  2017 dates are 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

July 7, 2017
Music on the Porch:  Performing Artist(s) TBA
Perry County District Library; 99 E Columbus St; Thornville (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  Additional performers may be added to the line-up; check the website for updates.  2017 dates are 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

July 8, 2017
Ohio's Friendliest Train Robbery
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway; 33 West Canal St; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  6pm, train departs Nelsonville depot for a two-hour trip.  The ever-popular Robbery Trains are family-friendly feature a group of bandits on horseback making an attempt to rob the train.  Play money is distributed to everyone on the train before departure.  The robbers, after stopping the train, will come through to collect the booty.  Guns are used but with blanks; there is a safe atmosphere on board.  These events often sell-out quickly so make reservations as early as possible.  The 2015 events are June 13, August 1, September 12.  Note:  The 'robbers' will be riders from nearby Smoke Rise Ranch.  If you are a rider and wish to be part of the group of bandits, call (740) 767-2624 or (800) 292-1732 or visit smokeriseranch.com.  At Smoke Rise Ranch you can experience the Old West on the 2,000-acre ranch located about 10 miles from the railway near Murray City on State Rte 78.  It is a working cow ranch with real cowboys.  There is horseback riding by the hour on over 100 miles of trail, a variety of cabin and camping rentals, fishing ponds, hiking trail, pool and a playground.  2017 dates are June 17, July 8, August 5.
For more info, call (740) 753-9531 or visit hvsry.org

July 15, 2017
Music on the Lawn:  Joy In the Morning Music Ministries with Jeremy Shank and Uncle James
Perry County District Library; 117 S Jackson St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  Additional performers may be added to the line-up; check the website for updates.  2017 dates are 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

July 15, 2017
Music on the Porch:  Unholy Defiance
Perry County District Library; 99 E Columbus St; Thornville (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  Additional performers may be added to the line-up; check the website for updates.  2017 dates are 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

July 17-22, 2017
Perry County Historical & Cultural Arts Society 2017 Bicentennial Lecture Series:
200 Years of Our History

Perry County Fairgrounds; State Rte 37 W; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  Fair hours.  The fourth of a seven-part series in celebration of the historical contributions Perry county has made to the state and the nation.  Visit the Antique Building that will be full of artifacts, view hundreds of displays, hear speakers presenting fascinating information about 200 years of our history.  Each of the events in this series will be held in one of the beautiful authentic buildings that played a role in the area's history.  Series dates are March 25, April 29, June 17, July 17-22, August 12, September 23, October 7.
For more info, call (740) 987-4862 or visit hcapc.org

July 19-22, 2017
93rd Annual Laurelville Fireman’s Old-Time Festival
18751 Main St; Laurelville (Hocking county)
Hours:  5pm Wednesday-Thursday-Friday, 10am Sunday, until late each night.  Organized by the Laurelville Fire Department.  From nightly fish fries, and a midway with rides, to a talent show, baby contest, Miss Fireman's Festival contest and square dancing with the Highway Forty band, this annual festival packs a lot of fun for the whole family into three nights and a Saturday.  Entertainment by Willow Creek Band, Simple Harvest Band and Cedar Hill Blue Grass Boys Band, Dynamic Mention Drum Corps, Adelphi Community Band, OSU Alumni Buckeye Brass Band.  Fireworks provided by Ohio Pyrotechnic Arts Guilt.  The big event is Ohio's most "expensive" cake auction; the 2012 cake auction raised $ 24,600 for the Laurelville Volunteer Fire Department!
For more info, call (740) 332-6033 or visit laurelvillevfd.com

July 22-23, 2017
Hippie Fest
28508 Murphy Rd; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  11am-6pm.  Hippie Fest is the grooviest event of all.  Local goods, artists and vendors from across Ohio, live music, food trucks, pumpking painting, DIY tie-dye, more fun for the whole family.  See also August 5-6.
For more info, call N/A or visit hippiefest.org

July 30, 2017
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Live in Concert!
Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre; 5968 Marietta Rd; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  7pm.  Purchase tickets at the website below.
For more info, call (866) 775-0700 or visit tecumsehdrama.com

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August 2017

May through September
Family Nature Program
Buzzards' Roost Nature Preserve; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  6-8pm.  FREE.  Myranda Vance, Outdoor Educator, will lead an educational program followed by creative play in the newly-constructed natural playground called Kids Nature Zone (KNZ).  Programs are geared to kids aged 4-12 but are appropriate for all.  Evenings will end with s'mores around a fire.
For more info, call (740) 773-8794 or visit rosscountyparkdistrict.com

May through October
Rock Mill Weekends 2017
Rock Mill Park; 1429 Rockmill Pl NW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1-3pm Saturdays-Sunday, May through October.  Recently restored to working order, Fairfield County Historical Parks Volunteers will demonstrate the grinding methods of the mill and answer questions about the milling process.  See also June 10-11, Rock Mill Celebration.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

August 5, 2017
Zanesville Flea Market
Secrest Auditorium; 334 Shinnick St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  11am-4pm.  Vendor fee proceeds benefit Muskingum Youth Performing Arts.  Spaces are $20.  To reserve a space, contact Kelly Wheeler Joseph on Facebook or call her at (740) 607-2062.  2017 dates:  5/7, 6/11, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/14.
For more info, call (740) 607-2062 or 454-6851 or visit secrestonline.com

August 5, 2017
Ohio's Friendliest Train Robbery
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway; 33 West Canal St; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  6pm, train departs Nelsonville depot for a two-hour trip.  The ever-popular Robbery Trains are family-friendly feature a group of bandits on horseback making an attempt to rob the train.  Play money is distributed to everyone on the train before departure.  The robbers, after stopping the train, will come through to collect the booty.  Guns are used but with blanks; there is a safe atmosphere on board.  These events often sell-out quickly so make reservations as early as possible.  The 2015 events are June 13, August 1, September 12.  Note:  The 'robbers' will be riders from nearby Smoke Rise Ranch.  If you are a rider and wish to be part of the group of bandits, call (740) 767-2624 or (800) 292-1732 or visit smokeriseranch.com.  At Smoke Rise Ranch you can experience the Old West on the 2,000-acre ranch located about 10 miles from the railway near Murray City on State Rte 78.  It is a working cow ranch with real cowboys.  There is horseback riding by the hour on over 100 miles of trail, a variety of cabin and camping rentals, fishing ponds, hiking trail, pool and a playground.  2017 dates are June 17, July 8, August 5.
For more info, call (740) 753-9531 or visit hvsry.org

August 11-13, 2017
Victoria Players Children's Thear presents, "Honk"
Victoria Opera House; 101 S Main St; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
For more info, cal (614) 450-0237 or visit facebook.com/VictoriaOperaHouse1905

August 12, 2017
Perry County Historical & Cultural Arts Society 2017 Bicentennial Lecture Series:
History of Glenford Stone Fort, Prehistoric Native American Site - It's Significance to Us

Glenford Hoover Auditorium or Glenford Stone Fort (TBA); Glenford (Perry county)
Hours:  TBA.  The fifth of a seven-part series in celebration of the historical contributions Perry county has made to the state and the nation.  Presentation by Steve Glade.  Each of the events in this series will be held in one of the beautiful authentic buildings that played a role in the area's history.  Series dates are March 25, April 29, June 17, July 17-22, August 12, September 23, October 7.
For more info, call (740) 987-4862 or visit hcapc.org

August 19, 2017
31st Annual Cambridge Classic Cruise-In
801 Wheeling Av; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
Hours:  10am-5pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Cruisin' Times Magazine names this one of the best car shows in its category.  More than 200 cars and trucks from the early 1900s through today.  Fun for the entire family, food vendors and the Downtown Cambridge Pub Crawl.
For more info, call (740) 439-2238 or visit downtowncambridge.com

August 31 - September 3, 2017
2017 SamJam Bluegrass Festival
Pike County Fairgrounds; 311 Mill St; Piketon (Pike county)
A fantastic three-day festival in the picturesque Appalachian foothills.  Camping with water and electric hookups, showers and restrooms available.
For more info, call (740) 547-9059 or visit samjambluegrass.com

August 31 - September 4, 2017
Portsmouth River Days
Historic Bonneyfiddle District; Front & Court Streets; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
Annual event beginning the Thursday before Labor Day weekend.  There is late model racing Friday and Saturday nights at Portsmouth Raceway Park.  The Grand Parade begins 11am Saturday.  Fireworks Extravaganza at 10pm Sunday.  The Antique & Collector Car Show runs Monday from 9am-4pm.
For more info, call (740) 357-5059 or visit portsmouthriverdays.org

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September 2017

May through September
Family Nature Program
Buzzards' Roost Nature Preserve; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  6-8pm.  FREE.  Myranda Vance, Outdoor Educator, will lead an educational program followed by creative play in the newly-constructed natural playground called Kids Nature Zone (KNZ).  Programs are geared to kids aged 4-12 but are appropriate for all.  Evenings will end with s'mores around a fire.
For more info, call (740) 773-8794 or visit rosscountyparkdistrict.com

May through October
Rock Mill Weekends 2017
Rock Mill Park; 1429 Rockmill Pl NW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1-3pm Saturdays-Sunday, May through October.  Recently restored to working order, Fairfield County Historical Parks Volunteers will demonstrate the grinding methods of the mill and answer questions about the milling process.  See also June 10-11, Rock Mill Celebration.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

August 31 - September 4, 2017
Portsmouth River Days
Historic Bonneyfiddle District; Front & Court Streets; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
Annual event beginning the Thursday before Labor Day weekend.  There is late model racing Friday and Saturday nights at Portsmouth Raceway Park.  The Grand Parade begins 11am Saturday.  Fireworks Extravaganza at 10pm Sunday.  The Antique & Collector Car Show runs Monday from 9am-4pm.
For more info, call (740) 357-5059 or visit portsmouthriverdays.org

September 2, 2017
Lowell Octoberfest
Historic Buell Island Park; State Rte 60; Lowell (Washington county)
Family-friendly activities, vendors, German foods, entertainment, flea market, playground, more.
for more info, call (800) 288-2577 or visit N/A

September 2, 2017
Zanesville Flea Market
Secrest Auditorium; 334 Shinnick St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  11am-4pm.  Vendor fee proceeds benefit Muskingum Youth Performing Arts.  Spaces are $20.  To reserve a space, contact Kelly Wheeler Joseph on Facebook or call her at (740) 607-2062.  2017 dates:  5/7, 6/11, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/14.
For more info, call (740) 607-2062 or 454-6851 or visit secrestonline.com

September 15-17, 2017
Country Living Fair Columbus
Ohio Village; 1982 Velma Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  10am-5pm daily.  Great shopping, seminars, demonstrations, delicious food, a chance to meet Country Living Magazine editors.
For more info, call N/A or visit countryliving.com

September 16, 2017
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Twin City Opera House; 15 W Main St; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
Hours:  4pm and 8pm.  Cost:  $20, $35, $20.  Presented by Ohio Val
For more info, call (740) 525-9218 or visit ohiovalleyopry.com

September 16-17, 2017
Harvest Fair
Smeck Historical Farm; 7395 Basil Rd NW; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  11am-5pm.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

September 21-24, 2017
54th Annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
Historic Village of Barnesville; Barnesville (Belmont county)
Free entertainment, family-oriented events, old farm machinery and agricultural displays, car show, crafts, rides, games and concessions, a 5k run and walk, quilt and art show, many contests, more.
For more info, call (740) 425-2593 or visit barnesvillepumpkinfestival.com or ohiofairs.org

September 22, 2017
First Day of Autumn

September 23, 2017
Perry County Historical & Cultural Arts Society 2017 Bicentennial Lecture Series:
Settling and Traveling on the Zane Trace Trail - Perry County's Role

Pigfoot Square; US Highway 22 W & State Rte 668 S; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  3pm, during the Oktoberfest.  The sixth of a seven-part series in celebration of the historical contributions Perry county has made to the state and the nation.  Presentation by Dave Snider.  Each of the events in this series will be held in one of the beautiful authentic buildings that played a role in the area's history.  Series dates are March 25, April 29, June 17, July 17-22, August 12, September 23, October 7.
For more info, call (740) 987-4862 or visit hcapc.org

September 23-24, 2017
Lucasville Trade Days
Scioto County Fairgrounds; 1193-1200 Fairground Rd; Lucasville (Scioto county)
Hours:  7am-7pm Saturday-Sunday.  Admission:  $ 2.00.  This event features dogs, poultry and other farm animals plus every kind of flea market treasure you can imagine.  Antiques or 'junk' from barns, garages and attics.  2016 dates:  April 16-17, June 11-12, September 24,25.
For more info, call (937) 728-6643 or visit lucasvilletradedays.com

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October 2017

May through October
Rock Mill Weekends 2017
Rock Mill Park; 1429 Rockmill Pl NW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1-3pm Saturdays-Sunday, May through October.  Recently restored to working order, Fairfield County Historical Parks Volunteers will demonstrate the grinding methods of the mill and answer questions about the milling process.  See also June 10-11, Rock Mill Celebration.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

October 6-8, 2017
35th Annual John R Simon's Sorghum Festival
Simon Farm; 8721 Pond Creek Carey's Run Rd; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
Cost:  FREE.  Bring lawn chairs, sit back and listen to local musicians, watch artisans make apple butter, homemade soap, toys furniture, dulcimers, harmonicas, grapevine wreaths, wall hangings, quilts.  Celebrate our heritage and preserve tradition.
For more info, call (740) 259-6337 or visit N/A

October 6-8, 2017
Oglebayfest
Oglebay Resort & Conference Center; 465 Lodge Dr; Wheeling West Virginia
The fest began in 1978 to provide a "'thank-you' to all who visit us year-round".  Phil Maxwell Artists' & Gourmet Market featuring regional foods, handcrafted wares, watch tri-state artisans at work, visit the Mansion Museum, The Ohio County Country Fair displays quilts, foods and animals, watch butter making, fiddling, rock throwing, competitions, West Virginia Pony Pull Championship, baked goods auction, parade, fireworks, Good Zoo, shopping food, more.
For more info, call (877) 436-1797 or visit oglebay-resort.com

October 7, 2017
Perry County Historical & Cultural Arts Society 2017 Bicentennial Lecture Series:
Perry County History of the Influential Railroads in the Corning Area

Corning-Monroe Civic Center; 115 S Corning Av; Corning (Perry county)
Hours:  2pm.  The seventh of a seven-part series in celebration of the historical contributions Perry county has made to the state and the nation.  Presentation by 'people who have lived it' - speaker, historian and author, John Winnenberg, and Professor Emeritus of History, University of Rio Grande, Ivan Tribe PhD.  Each of the events in this series will be held in one of the beautiful authentic buildings that played a role in the area's history.  Series dates are March 25, April 29, June 17, July 17-22, August 12, September 23, October 7.
For more info, call (740) 987-4862 or visit hcapc.org

October 8, 2017
Belmont County Rubberneck Tour
67800 Mall Ring Rd; Saint Clairsville (Belmont county)
Hours:  12:30-5pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A self-driving tour of Belmont county.
FOr more info, call (740) 695-4359 or visit ohio.org

October 13, 2017
47th Annual Bob Evans Farm Festival
Bob Evans Farm; 791 Farmview Dr; Rio Grande (Athens county)
Hours:  9am-5pm.  A celebration of the harvest season with entertainment, traditional arts & crafts, farm contests, food, children's activities and demonstrations.  A weekend of fun for friends and family of all ages.
For more info, call 800 994-3276 or visit bobevans.com

October 14, 2017
Zanesville Flea Market
Secrest Auditorium; 334 Shinnick St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  11am-4pm.  Vendor fee proceeds benefit Muskingum Youth Performing Arts.  Spaces are $20.  To reserve a space, contact Kelly Wheeler Joseph on Facebook or call her at (740) 607-2062.  2017 dates:  5/7, 6/11, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/14.
For more info, call (740) 607-2062 or 454-6851 or visit secrestonline.com

October 14-15, 2016
21st Annual Ohio Smoked Meat & Barbeque Festival
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
FREE event.  The third leg of the Ohio BBQ Triple Crown Series.  The Ohio Smoked Meat BBQ Festival is Ohio’s oldest cook-off; it is officially sanctioned by the KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society) and offers $ 10,000 in cash prizes with an opportunity for winners in various categories to represent the state at other KCBS contests.  Dozens of professional, competitive BBQ teams from around the country will be competing in the following categories:  chicken, pulled pork, pork ribs, beef brisket.
For more info, call (740) 753-4346 or visit ohiobbq.org or nelsonvillechamber.com

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November 2017

November 25-26, 2017
Scott Antique Market
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Admission:  FREE.  Bricker Building.  Aisles upon aisles of one-of-a-kind antiques and collectible items available for sale.
For more info, call (740) 569-2800 or visit scottantiquemarket.com

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December 2017

December 21, 2017
First Day of Winter

December 16-17, 2017
Scott Antique Market
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Admission:  FREE.  Bricker Building.  Aisles upon aisles of one-of-a-kind antiques and collectible items available for sale.
For more info, call (740) 569-2800 or visit scottantiquemarket.com

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Deaf & ASL (American Sign Language) Events

These events may not be in southeast Ohio but they are listed here because we sign at DonkeyHonk.com and have a special interest in sign languages, especially ASL (American Sign Language).

January 17, 2017
Deaf Awareness Night with the Columbus Blue Jackets
Nationwide Arena; 200 W Nationwide Blvd; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  7pm-10:30pm, doors open at 6pm.  Columbus Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes.
For more info, call (614) 246-3280 or visit bluejackets.com/deafawareness

May 6, 2017
Deaf Zoo Day
Cincinnati Zoo; 3400 Vine St; Cincinnati (Hamilton county)
Hours:  10am-5pm.  Discounted ticket available online, price includes lunch, drinks bracelet, parking and raffle ticket.  Pick-up a schedule of interpreted exhibits and drinks bracelet at the main zoo entranze between 10am-1pm.
For more info, call (513) 206-9424 or visit cincinnatizoo.org/deafday

May 21, 2017
2017 Spartan Carnival
Ohio School for the Deaf; 500 Morse Rd; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  11am-5pm.  Deaf entertainment, Deaf clown, fun, food, prizes, auction, games, more for the entire family.
For more info, call (614) 515-6065 or visit ohioschoolforthedeaf.org

PAST Deaf & ASL (American Sign Language) Events

April 16, 2016
2016 DeafNation Expo
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17 Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9am-5pm.  FREE admission.  FREE Expo.  FREE Entertainment.  FREE Workshops.  The philosophy is that FREE admission brings a diversity of attendees who can share the culture, needs, language and information.  DeafNation Expo is the foremost touring trade show for, by and about Deaf people.  The Expo began in 2003 with just six expos, it has doubled and is still growing!
For more info, call N/A or visit deafnation.com/dnexpo

July 16, 2016
DSC (Deaf Services Center) Deaf Day at the Zoo
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium; 4850 Powell Rd; Powell (Delaware county)
For more info, call (614) 515-6065 VP or (614) 841-1991 Voice or visit dsc.org

August 13, 2016
DKTC (Deaf Kids & Teens Club) Annual Picnic & Rummage Sale
Ohio School for the Deaf; 500 Morse Rd; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9am-5pm.  Hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, chips, candies, beverages.  Cornhole and other games, scavenger hunt, face painting, rummage sale.  This year, event is partnered by DSC (Deaf Services Center) and Ohio School for the Deaf Athletic Booster Club.
For more info, call (614) 515-6065 or visit ohioschoolforthedeaf.org or dsc.org

September 11, 2016
39th Annual OSDAA Fall Festival & Car Show
OSDAA (Ohio School for the Deaf Alumni Association); 1055 Colony Dr; Westerville (Franklin county)
Hours:  10am-6pm.  OSDAA Picnic Shelter & Exhibit Hall.  Come One - Come All.  Bring a lawn chair.  Exhibits, sales booth, refreshments and food, more.
For more info, call N/A or visit osdaa.com

October 1, 2016
2nd Annual 5k Run/Walk
DSC (Deaf Services Center); 5830 N High St; Worthington (Franklin county)
Hours:  details to be announced as date nears
For more info, call (614) 841-1991 or visit dsc.org

 

Calendar of Events Archive

This is a record of past events that have appeared on the calendar during the past two years.

2017

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April 2017

April 1, 2017
CPR
Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  8:30am-11:45am.  Cost:  $35/person, registration required.  Learn adult, child and infant CPR.  Participants will receive a certification card upon completion of a written exam.
For more info, call (740) 687-8477 or visit fmchealth.org

April 1, 2017
First Aid
Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  12:00-3:00pmm.  Cost:  $35/person, registration required.  Receive hands-on emergency training.  Participants receive a certification card upon completion of a written exam.
For more info, call (740) 687-8477 or visit fmchealth.org

April 6-8, 2017
51st Equine Affaire & Fantasia
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Celebrate the horse!  Educational - more than 230 clinics, seminars and demonstrations.  Shop the largest equine-related trade show in the nation - more than 450 of the nation's leading retailers, manufacturers, service providers, organizations selling their tack, riding apparel, artwork, gifts, grooming supplies, fencing, stalls, barns, equipment, trailers.  Celebrity horses and competitions.
For more info, call (740) 845-0085 or visit equineaffaire.com

April 8, 2017
11th Annual Ohioana Book Festival
Ohioana Library; 274 E First Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Their mission is to connect readers and Ohio authors.  Their collection includes books, sheet music, archival items, more.  At the fectival, you can meet 120 Ohio illustrators and authors.  Something for readers of all ages including activities for children and teens.
For more info, call (614) 466-3831 or visit ohioana.org

April 10, 2017
Grandparenting Class
Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6:00-7:30pm.  Cost:  FREE, registration required.  An opportunity for expectant grandparents to explore the latest trends in childbirts, SIDS prevention, newborn safety.
For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit fmchealth.org

April 22, 2017
Coshocton Earth Day
Coshocton County Career Center; 23640 Airport Rd; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  12-4pm.  Free.  Local artisans.
For more info, call N/A or visit N/A

April 22, 2017
Earth Gathering Festival
Pump House Center for the Arts; Yoctangee Park; 1 Enderlin Circle; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  1am-5pm.  To educate, entertain and inspire the public wth earth-friendly art, music, food, products, ideas.  Artists and craftsmen from within a 100-mile radius of Chillicothe.  Find affordable, quality handmade items such as ceramics, fibert art, jewelry, garden art, candles, much more.
For more info, call (740) 772-5783 or visit N/A

April 22, 2017
Kite Fly-Out
Smeck Historical Farm; 7395 Basil Rd NW; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  11am-4pm.  Cost:  FREE.  An afternoon of kite flying and outdoor fun.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

April 22, 2017
Ultimate Recycling Day (on Earth Day)
Kroger; 610 Carroll St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12pm.  Kroger parking lot.  This event, cosponsored by New Lexington FFA and Classic Riders, is for Perry county residents only.  Accepting motor oil but no other liquid wastes.  This collection is for recyclable items only such as used appliances, miscellaneous scrap metal, tires, car batteries, computers and TVs.  Some items require a nominal fee.
For more info, call (740) 342-7881 or visit perryrecycling.com

April 22, 2017
CABS (Childcare & Babysitting Safety)
Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  8:30am-3:30pm.  Cost:  $35/person, registration required.  Children ages 11-15 will learn what to expect at what age and how to positively discipline, as well as CPR and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction Training.
For more info, call (740) 687-8477 or visit fmchealth.org

April 23, 2017
Concert:  The Nostalgics Big Band "Swing in Spring"
Victoria Opera House; 101 S Main St; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  2pm.  Admission:  $5.  Celebrate the opera house reopening; proceeds benefit the Victoria Opera House Restoration.
For more info, cal (614) 450-0237 or visit facebook.com/VictoriaOperaHouse1905

April 27-30, 2017
47th Annual Pike County Dogwood Festival
715 E Main St; Piketon (Pike county)
Daily entertainment, great food, contests, rides, fun things for kids, craft vendors, annual car show, parade, more.  On Friday from 4-6pm the amusement rides operated by Classic Midway LLC will be FREE thanks to sponsors Southern Ohio Medical Center and the IOOF lodge #323.
For more info, call (740) or visit pikecountydogwoodfestival.com

April 28-29, 2017
Italian Festival
447 S Main St; New Lextington (Perry county)
Hours:  5pm Friday, 11am Saturday.  Italian cooking competition, cooking demonstrations, activities, Italian opera, Italian Youth Dancers, live music, local artists, more.  See also The Liar's Bench (below).
For more info, call N/A or visit N/A

April 29, 2017
Perry County Historical & Cultural Arts Society 2017 Bicentennial Lecture Series:
Liar's Bench
Calvary Art Center; 447 S Main St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm.  Cost:  $5 donation to Calvary Arts Center.  The second of a seven-part series in celebration of the historical contributions Perry county has made to the state and the nation.  This is a play by Betsy Martin from Bob Frame's book, "What is There to Write About in Perry County?"  Each of the events in this series will be held in one of the beautiful authentic buildings that played a role in the area's history.  Series dates are March 25, April 29, June 17, July 17-22, August 12, September 23, October 7.
For more info, call (740) 987-4862 or visit hcapc.org

April 29, 2017
5th Annual Uncorked! Craft Beer & Wine Tasting
Liberty Union VFW 3761; 2155 Reynoldsburg-Baltimore Rd NW; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-10pm.  Proceeds benefit the Victoria Opera House restoration.
For more info, cal (614) 450-0237 or visit facebook.com/VictoriaOperaHouse1905

April 29, 2017
Arbor Day Festival
Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  10am-4pm.  Celebrate trees, celebrate nature.  Learning opportunities for families, crafts, displays, tree climbing, the Turtle Lady and her amazing reptile and amphibian friends, plant sale.  The first 250 families receive a free tree to take home to plant.  Media sponsor is Ohio Magazine; presented by Park National Bank.
For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit dawesarb.org

April 29, 2017
Pelican Open Bass Tournament
Salt Fork State Park; 14755 Cadiz Rd; Lore City (Guernsey county)
Hours:  7am-3pm.  Old Marina North Boat Ramp.  Entry fee.  Tournament benefits Relay for Life.  Trophies, cash prizes, drawings, door prizes, lunch.
For more nifo, call (740) 584-0631 or visit fishgcba.net or parks.ohiodnr.gov/saltfork

April 30, 2017
Forgotten Spaces & Places Walking Tour
Hours:  3-4:30pm.  Cost:  $20; proceeds benefit historic preservation efforts in downtown Cambridge.  Tour departs from the monument on the courthouse lawn.  Costumed interpreters lead groups from building to building.  There will be a different theme each quarter of th year.  Upcoming 2017 dates are January 28, February 25, March 26, April 30.  Read more about Ohio-made Getaways at the website below.
For more info, call (740) 705-1873 or visit atasteofohio.com

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March 2017

February 25 - March 11, 2017
Maple Syrup Madness
Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  10am-4pm daily, log cabin is open.  Follow guided tours 2pm Saturdays 2/25, 3/4, 3/11 (self-guided tours available anytime the grounds are open).  Watch maple syrup being made from the sap of Dawes' own maple trees.
For more info, call (740) 323-2355 or visit dawesarb.org

March 4, 2017
Maple Syrup Madness - Guided Tour
Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  10am-4pm daily, log cabin is open.  Follow guided tours 2pm Saturdays 2/25, 3/4, 3/11 (self-guided tours available anytime the grounds are open).  Watch maple syrup being made from the sap of Dawes' own maple trees.
For more info, call (740) 323-2355 or visit dawesarb.org

March 4, 2017
CPR
Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  8:30am-11:45am.  Cost:  $35/person, registration required.  Learn adult, child and infant CPR.  Participants will receive a certification card upon completion of a written exam.
For more info, call (740) 687-8477 or visit fmchealth.org

March 4, 2017
First Aid
Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  12:00-3:00pmm.  Cost:  $35/person, registration required.  Receive hands-on emergency training.  Participants receive a certification card upon completion of a written exam.
For more info, call (740) 687-8477 or visit fmchealth.org

March 10-12, 2017
Home, Garden & Business Expo
Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center; 7033 Glenn Highway; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
To improve economic, civic and cultural growth in Cambridge, to boost quality of life in the area.  Vendors to display products and services. 
For more info, call (740) 439-7009 or visit or pritchardlaughlin.com

March 11, 2017
Maple Syrup Madness - Guided Tour
Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  10am-4pm daily, log cabin is open.  Follow guided tours 2pm Saturdays 2/25, 3/4, 3/11 (self-guided tours available anytime the grounds are open).  Watch maple syrup being made from the sap of Dawes' own maple trees.
For more info, call (740) 323-2355 or visit dawesarb.org

March 11, 2017
Maple Tapping Festival & Pancake Breakfast
Charles Alley Nature Park; 2805 Old Logan Rd SE; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  8am-11pm.  Cost:  FREE admission for the festival; there is a fee for the breakfast.
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit friendsofhockinghills.org

March 11-12, 2017
Maple Sugaring in the Hills
Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  12pm-4pm at the Naturalist's Cabin behind Old Man's Cave Visitors Center.  Cost:  FREE.  No reservations required.  Savor the taste of the season as local maple sap is boiled down to make syrup.  Discover many methods used throughout history to make the tasty treat.  See also Pancake Breakfast.
For more info, call (740) 385-6841 or visit parks.ohiodnr.gov or friendsofhockinghills.org

March 16, 2017
Grandparenting Class
Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6:00-7:30pm.  Cost:  FREE, registration required.  An opportunity for expectant grandparents to explore the latest trends in childbirts, SIDS prevention, newborn safety.
For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit fmchealth.org

March 17-18, 2017
26th Annual River City Blues Festival
Lafayette Hotel; 101 Front St; Marietta (Washington county)
This Marietta event, the oldest Blues competition in Ohio, has set the stage for other competitions that exist in the state.  One of the things that makes the Marietta competition unique is that it has no geographic restrictions and is open to serious Blues acts from anywhere.  The Blues is an attitude and state of mind, not confined to a geographical area.  Tee Dee Young, Chris O’Leary Band, The Hoodoo Men, Blind Boy Paxton, Thornetta Davis, Long Tall Deb & The Werewolves of Alabama, Victor Wainright Band.
For more info, call (740) 373-5522 or (304) 422-2944 or visit bjfm.org

March 20, 2017
First Day of Spring

March 25, 2017
Perry County Historical & Cultural Arts Society 2017 Bicentennial Lecture Series:
Mother Nature and Geography
Tecumseh Theater; 116 W Main St; Shawnee (Perry county)
Hours:  2pm.  The first of a seven-part lecture series in celebration of the historical contributions Perry county has made to the state and the nation.  This lecture, featuring speakers T Chris Wilson and C Scott More, will discuss the major role southern Perry county played in unearthing and providing lime, salt, clay and iron, even before the explosion of the coal industry in the area.  Each of the events in this series will be held in one of the beautiful authentic buildings that played a role in the area's history.  Series dates are March 25, April 29, June 17, July 17-22, August 12, September 23, October 7.
For more info, call (740) 987-4862 or visit hcapc.org

March 25-26, 2017
Scott Antique Market
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Admission:  FREE.  Bricker Building.  Aisles upon aisles of one-of-a-kind antiques and collectible items available for sale.
For more info, call (740) 569-2800 or visit scottantiquemarket.com

March 26, 2017
Forgotten Spaces & Places Walking Tour
Hours:  3-4:30pm.  Cost:  $20; proceeds benefit historic preservation efforts in downtown Cambridge.  Tour departs from the monument on the courthouse lawn.  Costumed interpreters lead groups from building to building.  There will be a different theme each quarter of th year.  Upcoming 2017 dates are January 28, February 25, March 26, April 30.  Read more about Ohio-made Getaways at the website below.
For more info, call (740) 705-1873 or visit atasteofohio.com

March 27, 2017
Newborn Care
Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5:30-8:30pm.  Cost:  $40/family, registration required.  Learn basic newborn care such as feeding, burping, coping with illness, bathing, sleeping, about crying, typical newborn characteristics.
For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit fmchealth.org

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February 2017

February 3-4, 2017
Lancaster Antique Show
Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  9am-3pm.  Thirty dealers featuring country and period antiques, more.  Preview and early buying Friday night, music and refreshments.
For more info, call (614) 325-8873 or visit N/A

February 11, 2017
The McCartney Project
Majestic Theatre; 45 E 2nd St; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  7pm.  Live concert tribute to Paul McCartney & Wings and Th Beatles.
For more info, call (740) 772-2041 or visit majesticchillicothe.net

February 16, 2017
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
Vern Riffe Center for the Arts; Shawnee State University; 940 Second St; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
Hours:  7:30pm.  All the moments you love and ome surprising new twists.
For more info, call (740) 351-3600 or visit sopaa.org or vrcfa.com

February 18-26, 2017
Columbus Dispatch Home & Garden Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  10am-8pm Saturdays, 10am-6pm Sundays, Monday 10am-8pm, Wednesday-Friday 12pm-8pm.  Bricker Building.  Get a head start on your next home improvement project.  Hundreds of home-improvement experts and professionals, celebrity guests, special events, fun for kids, vendors.
For more info, call N/A or visit dispatchevents.com

February 20, 2017
Grandparenting Class
Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6:00-7:30pm.  Cost:  FREE, registration required.  An opportunity for expectant grandparents to explore the latest trends in childbirts, SIDS prevention, newborn safety.
For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit fmchealth.org

February 23, 2017
Newborn Care
Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6:00-9:00pm.  Cost:  $40/family, registration required.  Learn basic newborn care such as feeding, burping, coping with illness, bathing, sleeping, about crying, typical newborn characteristics.
For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit fmchealth.org

February 24, 2017
Route 66
Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center; 7033 Glenn Highway; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
The music of the 50s, fun for all ages. 
For more info, call (740) 439-7009 or visit or pritchardlaughlin.com

February 25, 2017
Winter Womderland - A Nature Photography Workshop
Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls; 21190 State Rte 374; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  9am-5pm.  Learn to shoot winter scenes in the beautiful Hocking Hills over the weekend with professional photographer, Jim Crotty.  The workshop is for both those new to DSLR photography and those with years of experience.  Hands-on, easy to understand instruction in the art and craft of nature photography.  Take the class only or take advantage of staying the weekend in a room or cottage at The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls.
For more info, call (800) 653-2557 or visit innatcedarfalls.com

February 25, 2017
Bluegrass in the Barn
Barn at the Backwoods; 8572 High Point Rd; Thornville (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm doors open.  Music, food and beverages.
For more info, call (740) 246-4709 or visit barnatthebackwoods.com

February 25, 2017
Forgotten Spaces & Places Walking Tour
Hours:  3-4:30pm.  Cost:  $20; proceeds benefit historic preservation efforts in downtown Cambridge.  Tour departs from the monument on the courthouse lawn.  Costumed interpreters lead groups from building to building.  There will be a different theme each quarter of th year.  Upcoming 2017 dates are January 28, February 25, March 26, April 30.  Read more about Ohio-made Getaways at the website below.
For more info, call (740) 705-1873 or visit atasteofohio.com

February 25-26, 2017
Scott Antique Market
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Admission:  FREE.  Bricker Building.  Aisles upon aisles of one-of-a-kind antiques and collectible items available for sale.
For more info, call (740) 569-2800 or visit scottantiquemarket.com

February 25 - March 11, 2017
Maple Syrup Madness
Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  10am-4pm daily, log cabin is open.  Follow guided tours 2pm Saturdays 2/25, 3/4, 3/11 (self-guided tours available anytime the grounds are open).  Watch maple syrup being made from the sap of Dawes' own maple trees.
For more info, call (740) 323-2355 or visit dawesarb.org

February 27, 2017
National Symphony Orchestra of the Ukraine
Secrest Auditorium; 334 Shinnick St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  7pm.  First concert tour in th USA.
For more info, call (740) 454-6851 or visit secrestonline.com

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January 2017

January 6-8, 2017
Columbus Build, Remodel & Landscape Expo
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  12-7pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.
For more info, call N/A or visit N/A

January 6-15, 2017
Ohio RV & Boat Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  See website.  Now is three huge buildings and nearly five acres of RVs, golf carts, boats, personal watercraft, ATVs, motorcycles.  Visit vendors, exhibitors, dealers and enjoy discounts, beer, sports, entertainment -- family fun.
For more info, call (614) 291-0803 or visit ohiorvandboatshow.com

January 14-15, 2017
2017 Hocking Hills Comfort Food Cruise
Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls; 21190 State Rte 374; Logan (Hocking county)
From hearty soups to scrumptious max and cheese, the comfort food cruise will satisfy all your cravings.
For more info, call (740) 385-7489 or visit innatcedarfalls.com

January 15, 2017
Bridal & Prom Showcase
Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center; 7033 Glenn Highway; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
Hours:  12-4pm.  Fashion shows for both prom and bridal parties, glamorous and elegant gowns, tuxedos, caterers, DJs, photographers, realtors, hair salons, make-up artists, more.
For more info, call (740) 439-7009 or visit pritchardlaughlin.com

January 17, 2017
Deaf Awareness Night with the Columbus Blue Jackets
Nationwide Arena; 200 W Nationwide Blvd; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  7pm-10:30pm, doors open at 6pm.  Columbus Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes.
For more info, call (614) 246-3280 or visit bluejackets.com/deafawareness

January 21, 2017
Dueling Pianos, "Felix & Fingers" and Wing Night
Barn at the Backwoods; 8572 High Point Rd; Thornville (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm doors open.  Music, food and beverages.
For more info, call (740) 246-4709 or visit barnatthebackwoods.com

January 21, 2017
Hocking Hills 52nd Annual "Winter Hike"  *One of SE Ohio's Most Popular Events!
Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  9am-3pm continuous starts from the Old Man's Cave Visitors Center.  FREE event:  all pre- and post-hike event activities are free.  Donations are encouraged to help pay for the refreshments, hot drinks and hot bean soup with cornbread.  Commemorative patches and hiking stick medallions are available for purchase.  More than 5,000 hiking enthusiasts take part in this annual event.
For more info, call (740) 385-6841 or visit friendsofhockinghills.org or parks.ohiodnr.gov/calendar

January 21-22, 2017
2017 Hocking Hills Comfort Food Cruise
Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls; 21190 State Rte 374; Logan (Hocking county)
From hearty soups to scrumptious max and cheese, the comfort food cruise will satisfy all your cravings.
For more info, call (740) 385-7489 or visit innatcedarfalls.com

January 21-22, 2017
Scott Antique Market
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Admission:  FREE.  Bricker Building.  Aisles upon aisles of one-of-a-kind antiques and collectible items available for sale.
For more info, call (740) 569-2800 or visit scottantiquemarket.com

January 26-28, 2017
47th Annual Ohio Power Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  Displays of power equipment from more than 500 companies, educational seminars, more.
For more info, call (614) 889-1309 or visit omeda.org/powershow

January 27, 2017
Winter Woodland Night Hike
Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  6pm.  Registration required.  Woodlands are lovely in winter, serene.  After the hike, hot cocoa and s'mores around a crackling fire at the log cabin.
For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit dawesarb.org

January 27-29, 2017
Johnson's Log Home & Timber Frame Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  1-7pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Spend time with the industry's top log home and timber frame builders and experts, all under one roof at the Rhode's Center.
For more info, call (866) 607-4108 or visit loghomeshows.com

January 28, 2017
24th Annual Country on the Carpet
Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center; 7033 Glenn Highway; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
A night full of Country and Bluegrass music - Lacy & Her Attitude Band, Driveline & Buddy Larrison.  Open line dancing so put on your dancin' shoes.
For more info, call (740) 439-7009 or visit pritchardlaughlin.com

January 28, 2017
Forgotten Spaces & Places Walking Tour
Hours:  3-4:30pm.  Cost:  $20; proceeds benefit historic preservation efforts in downtown Cambridge.  Tour departs from the monument on the courthouse lawn.  Costumed interpreters lead groups from building to building.  There will be a different theme each quarter of th year.  Upcoming 2017 dates are January 28, February 25, March 26, April 30.  Read more about Ohio-made Getaways at the website below.
For more info, call (740) 705-1873 or visit atasteofohio.com

January 28, 2017
14th Annual Honey Bee Expo
West Virginia University at Parkersburg; 300 Campus Dr; Parkersburg, West Virginia
Hours:  8:30am-3:30pm.  Learn more about the honey bee during this educational day event sponsored by WVU Extension services and the Mid-Ohio Valley Beekeepers Association.
For more info, call (304) 375-4919 or visit movba.org

January 28-29, 2017
2017 Hocking Hills Comfort Food Cruise
Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls; 21190 State Rte 374; Logan (Hocking county)
From hearty soups to scrumptious max and cheese, the comfort food cruise will satisfy all your cravings.
For more info, call (740) 385-7489 or visit innatcedarfalls.com

2016

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December 2016

December 2, 2016
First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  Find a map at the website below.  The 2016 dates are 1/1, 2/5, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2.
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit artcoz.org

December 2-3, 2016
Columbus Winterfair
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  10am-8pm Friday-Saturday, 11am-4pm Sunday.  Fine arts and crafts, unique and beautiful handcrafted items for the home, office or gift-giving.  Artists from across the nation will be showcasing traditional and contemporary crafts including ceramics, wood, glass, painting, metals, fiber, jewelry, photography, sculpture, more.
For more info, call (888) 646-3976 toll-free or visit ohiocraft.org/craft-fairs

December 3, 2016
Destination Downtown Lancaster:  Winter Carnival
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Enjoy an afternoon of activities downtown.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

December 17-18, 2016
Scott Antique Market
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Admission:  FREE.  Bricker Building.  Aisles upon aisles of one-of-a-kind antiques and collectible items available for sale.
For more info, call (740) 569-2800 or visit scottantiquemarket.com

December 21, 2016
First Day of Winter

November 2016

November 4, 2016
First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  Find a map at the website below.  The 2016 dates are 1/1, 2/5, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2.
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit artcoz.org

November 5, 2016
Way Back Weekends 2016:  Hot Fuel
Heritage Farm Museum & Village; 3300 Harvey Rd; Huntington, West Virginia
The heat is on!  Learn about the fire that fueled 19th century Appalachian progress.  Glass making and pottery firing, and a live blacksmith shop.
For more info, call (304) 522-1244 or visit heritagefarmmuseum.com

November 5-6, 2016
Winter Wonderland Craft Show
YMCA; 594 E Main St; Jackson (Jackson county)
For more info, call (740) 286-7255 or visit N/A

November 6, 2016
Learning Rocks Education Expo
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  10am-5pm, Lausche Building.  Admission:  FREE.  A special expo to help parents explore educational options for children.  Activities include seminars, lectures, competitions, more.
For more info, call (614) 354-3277 or visit N/A

November 12, 2016
Fall Off-Trail Hike at Wahkeena
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am; approximately 3 hours.  Cost:  FREE.  Celebrate the end of the season and join the final hike of the year, heading off-trail to parts of the preserve few visitors get to see.  Bring water ad a snack.  Space is limited so reservations are required, call 800 297-1883 or contact Wahkeena through Facebook.  FYI - The 2016 season is closing November 13 to reopen March 15, 2017.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

November 12-13, 2016
Ohio National Poultry Breeders Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  7am-6pm Saturday, 7am-10:30am Sunday, Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center.  Admission:  $5.  Approximately 5,000 birds and their owners.
For more info, call N/A or visit ohionational.org

November 12-13, 2016
61st Annual Columbus International Festival
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  10am-9pm Saturday, 10am-6pm Sunday.  Live cultural entertainment, parade of nations, ethnic foods, international shopping bazaar, more.
For more info, call N/A or visit columbusinternationalfestival.org

November 13, 2016
94th Annual Twig Bazaar
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  10am-3pm, Lausche Building.  More than 200 tables of handmade crafts.  All proceeds bnefit Nationwide Children's Hospital.
For more info, call N/A or visit nationwidechildrens.org/twig

November 17-20, 2016
Mid-Ohio Cluster Dog Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  8am-5pm, Bricker Building.  A conformation show sponsored by four kennel clubs including approximately 2,000 dogs each day representing 150+ breeds from all over the US and Canada.
For more info, call N/A or visit centralohiokennelclub.com

November 19, 2016
19th Annual Wine Tasting & Art Show
Grand Restaurant & Tavern; 104 E Emmett Av; Waverly (Ross county)
Hours:  12-4pm.  Featuring Ohio wines, luscious desserts, a showcase of southern Ohio artists' works, live entertainment.
For more info, call (740) 947-9650 or 708-1100 or visit N/A

November 25, 2016
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2016 dates are 1/29, 2/26, 3/25, 4/29, 5/27, 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/25.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows.
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

November 26, 2016
Destination Downtown Lancaster:  Small Business Saturday
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Make downtown Lancaster your destination for 'Shopping Small' this holiday season.  Discounts at participating stores.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

November 26-27, 2016
Scott Antique Market
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Admission:  FREE.  Bricker Building.  Aisles upon aisles of one-of-a-kind antiques and collectible items available for sale.  Other 2016 dates are:  December 17-18.
For more info, call (740) 569-2800 or visit scottantiquemarket.com

November 26-27, 2016
United Ford Owners Presents Fall Super Swap Meet & Car Corral
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9am-5pm Saturday, 9am-3pm Sunday, Buckeye Building, O'Neill Building, Voinovich Building.  The largest fall Ford meet in the USA, 1,000 vendor spaces.
For more info, call N/A or visit fallsuperswap.com

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October 2016

September 30 - October 1, 2016
Harvest Moon Camp Out
Pike Lake State Park; 1847 Pike Lake Rd; Bainbridge (Ross county)
Free admission.  Craft and quilt show, corn hole games and games for kids, hayrides, music at the amphitheater, great food, family fun.
For more info, call (740) 493-2212 or visit pikelakestatepark.com

September 30 - October 6, 2016
Coshocton County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
For more info, visit coshoctoncountyfair.org

October 1, 2016
Way Back Weekends 2016:  6th Annual Cast Iron Cook-Off
Heritage Farm Museum & Village; 3300 Harvey Rd; Huntington, West Virginia
Bring your appetite.  Smoky scents of cast iron cooking will fill the farm.  Area chefs will face off in this regional competition as you experience how our Appalachian ancestors used an open fire to create the finest cuisine.
For more info, call (304) 522-1244 or visit heritagefarmmuseum.com

October 1, 2016
Chesterhill Harvest Festival
7675 Marion St; Chesterhill (Morgan county)
Hours:  12-7pm.  Tours of the historic Union Hall Theater, an in-use Quaker meeting house, Multi-Cultural Genealogical Center, exhibits, activities, quilt show, pie auction, horse-drawn wagon, pony rides, live music, food vendors, more.
For more info, call (740) 698-0420 or visit N/A

October 1, 2016
2nd Annual 5k Run/Walk
DSC (Deaf Services Center); 5830 N High St; Worthington (Franklin county)
Hours:  details to be announced as date nears
For more info, call (614) 841-1991 or visit dsc.org

October 1, 2016
Fall Festival & Plant Sale
Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  10am-4pm.  Celebrate the harvest season, hands-on homesteading activities for kids, wagon tours, storytelling, interactive displays, live animal ambassadors from Ohio Wildlife Center, plant sale featuring perennials and woody plants.
For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit dawesarb.org

October 1-2, 2016
3rd Annual Athens Fiber Faire
Athens Community Center; 701 E State St; Athens (Athens county)
Hours:  10am-5pm Saturday, 12pm-5pm Sunday.  Cost:  FREE.  Food, classes, raffle, demonstrations, vendors, knitting and crochet circles, live animals, and much, much more!  Find us on ravelry.com or email athensareafiberfaire@gmail.com
For more info, call N/A or facebook.com/athensareafiberfaire

October 6-9, 2016
32nd Annual Beaver Oktoberfest
Beaver (Pike county)
Free admission.  Celebrate German heritage with music, car show, tractor show, swap meet, craft tent, rides, games, food, fun for the while family.
For more info, call (740) 708-0385 or visit beaveroktoberfest.com

October 6-30, 2016
50th Annual All American Quarter Horse Congress
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds): 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Columbus' largest annual convention and the world's largest single-breed horse show with more than 17,000 horse show entries..
For more info, call (888) 646-3976 toll-free or visit quarterhorsecongress.com

October 7, 2016
First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  Find a map at the website below.  The 2016 dates are 1/1, 2/5, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2.
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit artcoz.org

October 7, 2016
2016 Summer Nights Cruise-In
Coughlin Circleville; 1395 S Court St; Circleville (Pickaway county)
Hours:  6-9pm First Fridays of each month May-October.  2016 dates are:  5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7; rain dates are the following Saturdays.  DJ provided by Black Sky Productions, food, 50/50, door prizes, sponsor's choice trophy, spectator's choice plaque, Coughlin goody bags, more.
For more info, call (614) 288-1489 or visit roundtowncruisers.org

October 7-8, 2016
53rd Annual Bristol Village Fair
Bristol Village; 660 E 5th St; Waverly (Ross county)
Hours:  9am-8pm Friday, 9am-2pm Saturday.  Free admission.  Unique creations by residents of "Ohio's Premier Retirement Center".  Handmade jewelry and toys, paintings, quilts, stained glass, more.
For more info, call (740) 947-2118 or visit N/A

October 7-9, 2016
Fall 2016 Swap Days
Ross County Fairgrounds; 344 Fairground Rd; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  3p-dark Friday, daylight-dark Saturday, daylight-5pm Sunday.  Free admission.  $ 5.00 parking.  Southern Ohio's longest running swap days hosted by the Southern Ohio Poultry Association.  Swap days and flea market.  2016 dates are:  April 8-10, June 3-5, October 7-9.
For more info, call (937) 779-2914 or visit N/A

October 7-9, 2016
The Official Paul Bunyan Show
Guernsey County Fairgrounds; 335 Old National Rd; Old Washington (Guernsey county)
Hours:  8am-5pm Friday-Saturday, 9am-3pm Sunday.  Show attendees will see more than 130 exhibits representing all facets of the forest industry throughout North America.  Representatives will be on site to showcase equipment, manpower and the dedication that has made the industry what it is today.  Lumberjack entertainment and competitions will take place throughout the weekend as well as numerous educational sessions on topics ranging from logging equipment safety and maintenance to the history and restoration of the bald eagle in Ohio to Ohio's edible mushrooms.  Visitors to the show will not want to leave without trying an official Bunyan Burger, a 14-ounce Angus burger with all the trimmings.
For more info, call (614) 497-9580 or visit ohioforest.org

October 8, 2016
October Fall Festival
Cambridge (Guernsey county)
Bands, food, craft vendors, activities for the entire family,
For more info, call N/A or visit or visit downtowncambridge.com

October 8-9, 2016
Appalachian Color in the Hills Festival
Glouster Memorial Park; 20 High St; Glouster (Athens county)
Ethnic foods, entertainment, crafts, games, prizes, free evening entertainment starting at 6pm
For more info, call N/A or visit appalachiancolorinthehills.com

October 8-9, 2016
3rd Annual Monroe County Fall Festival
Monroe County Fairgrounds; 46760 State Rte; Woodsfield (Monroe county)
Car show, truck and tractor pulls, demolition derby, antique tractors, corn grinding, chain saw artist, quilt displays, food vendorsmore.
For more info, call (740) 926-1466 or 213-8439 or visit monroecountyfair.org

October 8-9, 2016
National Road East Fall Festival
Various Locations from Zanesville to New Concord (Muskingum county)
Many interesting shops, attractions, museums and other locations will be participating.
For more info, call (800) 743-2303 or visit visitzanesville.com

October 9, 2016
Belmont County Rubberneck Tour
67800 Mall Ring Rd; Saint Clairsville (Belmont county)
Hours:  12:30-5pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A self-driving tour of Belmont county.
FOr more info, call (740) 695-4359 or visit ohio.org

October 9, 2016
1810 House
1810 House; 1296 Waller St; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
Hours:  1-3pm, every Sunday through December 31.  One of Scioto county's oldest homes still furnished with the Kinney family's furniture, decorations and clothes.
For more info, call (740) 876-4050 or visit N/A

October 9-15, 2016
166th Fairfield County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Always the last county fair in Ohio for the season.  Don't miss this one or it's too late!
For more info, call (740) 653-3041 or visit fairfieldcountyfair.com

October 14-15, 2016
20th Annual Ohio Smoked Meat & Barbeque Festival
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
FREE event.  The third leg of the Ohio BBQ Triple Crown Series.  The Ohio Smoked Meat BBQ Festival is Ohio’s oldest cook-off; it is officially sanctioned by the KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society) and offers $ 10,000 in cash prizes with an opportunity for winners in various categories to represent the state at other KCBS contests.  Dozens of professional, competitive BBQ teams from around the country will be competing in the following categories:  chicken, pulled pork, pork ribs, beef brisket.
For more info, call (740) 753-4346 or visit ohiobbq.org or nelsonvillechamber.com

October 14-15, 2016
Night Flight Zip Line Tour
Hocking Hills Canopy Tours; 10714 Jackson St; Rockbridge (Athens county)
Hours:  8:30-10:30pm.  Cost:  $79.  Available during full moon nights from June-October; 2016 dates are June 17-18, July 15-16, August 19-20, September 16-17, October 14-15.  The "Moonshine" tour includes 6 zip lines and 4 skybridges. 
For more info, call (740) 385-9477 or visit hockinghillscanopytours.com

October 14-16, 2016
Fall Festival of Leaves
104 N Maple St; Bainbridge (Ross county)
Hours:  10am daily.  Arts, crafts, entertainment, flea market, midway, parade, antique, Paint Valley Antique Machine Club 8th Annual Tractor, Machinery & Tool Show, log sawing contest, antique and classic cars show, 5k run, self-guided driving tour maps.
For more info, call (740) 634-2997 or 703-8833 or visit farmcollector.com or fallfestivalofleaves.com

October 14-16, 2016
Foothills Art Festival
Canter's Cave 4-H Camp; 1362 Caves Rd; Jackson (Jackson county)
Hours:  10am-7pm Friday-Saturday, 12pm-5pm Sunday.  A total of 117 artists from the tri-state region, more than 400 works of art.
For more info, call (740) 286-6355 or visit markayjackson.org

October 14-16, 2016
46th Annual Bob Evans Farm Festival
Bob Evans Farm; 791 Farmview Dr; Rio Grande (Athens county)
Hours:  9am-5pm.  A celebration of the harvest season with entertainment, traditional arts & crafts, farm contests, food, children's activities and demonstrations.  A weekend of fun for friends and family of all ages.
For more info, call 800 994-3276 or visit bobevans.com

October 15, 2016
Hippie Fest
26792 U S Highway 33; Rockbridge
Hours:  12-5pm.  FREE.  Hippie Fest is the grooviest event of all.  Local goods, artists and vendors from across Ohio, live music, food trucks, pumpking painting, DIY tie-dye, more fun for the whole family.
For more info, call N/A visit N/A

October 15, 2016
Morgan County Heritage Day
McConnelsville Square; W Main St; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
Hours:  12-6pm.  Various events for people of all ages, celebrating Morgan county and southeast Ohio, live local music, dance, food and drink, demonstrations, scavenger hunt, so much more.
For more info, call (740) 962-4909

October 15, 2016
Hocking Hills "Grandma Gatewood's Fall Colors Hike"
Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  1pm.  Bring along a cool drink and celebrate the season's colors.  Meet with naturalist at the Old Man's Cave Visitor Center for a strenuous hike that spans roughly six miles of the Grandma Gatewood Trail.  We will be traversing the section that runs from Old Man's Cave to Cedar Falls and back while enjoying scenic beauty.  This hike is not recommended for the easily-winded individual; it includes several hills and steps.
For more info, call (877) 403-4477 or visit friendsofhockinghills.org

October 15, 2016
37th Annual Fall Hike
Lake Hope State Park; 27331 State Rte 278; McArthur (Vinton county)
Hours:  10am-7pm.  Meet at the shelter house.  Three-mile guided hikes that end at Hope Furnace where bean soup and cornbread will be served.
For more info, call (740) 596-5253 or visit ohiostateparks.org/lakehope

October 15, 2016
Fall Hike at Shawnee State park
Shawnee State Park; 4404 State Rte 125; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
An invigorating five-mile walk throught the park taking in both lakes.  Afterward, enjoy hayrides around the campground and fresh apple butter and cider.  .
For more info, call (740) 858-6652 or visit parks.ohiodnr.gov/shawnee

October 15, 2016
Ohio River Wine Fest
401 S 9th St; Ironton (Lawrence county)
Hours:  12-6pm.  Wine from at least four Ohio River wineries and Amish country cheeses to sample.
For more info, call (740) 533-4559 or visit N/A

October 16, 2016
Fall Walk at Wahkeena
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm; approximately 90 minutes with frequent stops.  Cost:  FREE.  For ages 12 and older.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

October 19-22, 2016
110th Annual Circleville Pumpkin Show   * One of SE Ohio's Most Popular Events!
159 E Franklin St; Circleville (Pickaway county)
Hours:  10am-11pm daily.  Billed as "The Greatest FREE Show on Earth".  The record pumpkin weighed in at 1,635.5 pounds!  Will this year's entries best that weight?  Demonstrations include giant pumpkin sculpting, pet training demonstrations by Circleville Pet Services, entries by Slate Run Living Historical Farm, dancing by the Teays River Cloggers & The Fun Bunch, Graham Irish Dancing, Circleville H.S. Jazz Band, and the Columbus Zoo show.  Other craft demonstrations during the show are blowing glass pumpkins, gourd weaving, stained glass design, making corn husk dolls and pine needle baskets.  And the food… pumpkin bars, pumpkin fudge, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ice cream, cookies, pies, burgers, tarts, jam, donuts, cake, pancakes – all pumpkin – yummy!  Daily parades.
For more info, call (740) 474-7000 or 474-8973 or visit pumpkinshow.com

October 21-23, 2016
47th Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival
Historic Roscoe Village; 600 N Whitewoman St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  10am-6pm Friday-Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.  Admission:  $ 5.00, includes the leisure tour.  Sponsored by Roscoe Village Foundation.  Host to over 100 talented artisans and crafters, this invitational festival celebrates the sights, sounds and scents of autumn.  Smell fresh apple butter simmering over an open fire as you stroll through the village to a variety of music including bluegrass, country, gospel and tunes from days gone-by.  Don't miss various educational and entertaining outdoor demonstrations throughout the weekend.
For more info, call (740) 622-7644 or visit roscoevillage.com

October 21-23, 2016
ABC Players:  Stuart Little
Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  7pm Friday-Saturday, 2pm Saturday-Sunday.  A musical version of EB White's classic sory of a little mouse.
For more info, call (740) 394-3011 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org

October 22, 2016
Un-Haunted Forest
Shawnee State Park; 4404 State Rte 125; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
Hours:  6-9pm.  Bring the family on this guided, lantern-lit walk - an easy half-mile loop trail - to learn more about the creatures of the night.  Costumed animal characters tell their stories.  Followed by marshmallow roasting and music around a campfire.  Birds of prey, more.
For more info, call (740) 663-2125 or visit parks.ohiodnr.gov/shawnee

October 23, 2016
2nd Annual Athens Race for the Cure
Ohio University; Athens (Athens county)
Hours:  12pm, registeration required.  A day to celebrate, honor and remember those who have faced breast cancer.  Susan G Komen, in partnership with the Ohio University School of Nursing, launched the inaugural Athens Race for the Cure in 2015.  It helps support programs that address the needs of women in southeastern Ohio, which has a breast cancer screening rate lower than the national average.  Improving access to screenings can mean the difference between successfully treating early-stage breast cancer and losing a loved one whose diagnosis came too late.
For more info, call (614) 297-8155 or visit komencolumbus.org

October 28, 2016
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2016 dates are 1/29, 2/26, 3/25, 4/29, 5/27, 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/25.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows.
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

October 29, 2016
ROAR (Rural Ohio Appalachia Revisited) Day
Lake Hope State Park; 27331 State Rte 278; McArthur (Vinton county)
Hours:  10am-4pm.  Admission:  FREE.  Celebrate Appalachian culture through crafts, music, food and fun, hayrides, s'mores.
For more info, call (740) 596-3030 or visit travelohio.com

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September 2016

June 10 - September 3, 2016
Tecumseh!
Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre; 5968 Marietta Rd; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Show runs June 10 through September 3, 2016.  The story of the legendary Shawnee leader who struggled to defend sacred homelands in the 1700s.  You will also enjoy the Living History Tour, the museum, behind the scenes, meet and greet - be sure to visit the website.
For more info, call (866) 775-0700 or visit tecumsehdrama.com

August 31 - September 3, 2016
70th Annual Sweet Corn Festival
Historic Lions Park; 2900 Chautauqua Blvd (State Rte 204); Millersport (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5-11pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 11am-11pm Saturday.  FREE admission, $10 per vehicle parking.  Midway rides, corn eating contest, garden and compact tractor tug pull, parades, dancing, hula hoop contest, antique tractor pull, classic 5k run, kiddie tractor pull, outhouse races, live music including performances by Phil Vassar and Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers.  Of course, roasted sweet corn!
For more info, call (740) 467-3639 or visit sweetcornfest.com

August 31 - September 3, 2016
Noble County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Noble County Fairgrounds; Caldwell
For more info, visit noblecountyfair.net

September 1-5, 2016
Portsmouth River Days
Historic Bonneyfiddle District; Front & Court Streets; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
Annual event beginning the Thursday before Labor Day weekend.  There is late model racing Friday and Saturday nights at Portsmouth Raceway Park.  The Grand Parade begins 11am Saturday.  Fireworks Extravaganza at 10pm Sunday.  The Antique & Collector Car Show runs Monday from 9am-4pm.
For more info, call (740) 357-5059 or visit portsmouthriverdays.org

September 2, 2016
First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  Find a map at the website below.  The 2016 dates are 1/1, 2/5, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2.
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit artcoz.org

September 2, 2016
Coshocton First Friday Celebration
Historic Downtown Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  5-8pm.  FREE event featuring games, outdoor concert, food vendors, cruise-in, shopping.  Walk the length of the quaint Main Street and discover hometown businesses and hospitality.  The first Friday of each month May through September; 2016 dates are:  5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2.
For more info, call (440) 666-2652 or visit N/A

September 2, 2016
2016 Summer Nights Cruise-In
Coughlin Circleville; 1395 S Court St; Circleville (Pickaway county)
Hours:  6-9pm First Fridays of each month May-October.  2016 dates are:  5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7; rain dates are the following Saturdays.  DJ provided by Black Sky Productions, food, 50/50, door prizes, sponsor's choice trophy, spectator's choice plaque, Coughlin goody bags, more.
For more info, call (614) 288-1489 or visit roundtowncruisers.org

September 2-4, 2016
SamJam Bluegrass Festival
Pike County Fairgrounds; 311 Mill St; Piketon (Pike county)
Three-day festival featuring 17 bluegrass bands with a special appearance by Shenandoah on Sunday night.  Camping with water and electric hookups available.
For more info, call (740) 547-9059 or visit samjambluegrass.com

September 2-4, 2016
Knap-In at Flint Ridge
Flint Ridge State Memorial Park; 7091 Brownsville Rd; Glenford (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-5pm Friday-Saturday, 9am-2pm Sunday.  Come join in a fun and educational weekend.  Witness craftsmen and artisans demonstrate how to make arrowheads, spears, stone tools, bows. atlatls, stone pipes, cordage as well as other items fro hide and bone.  Flint Ridge is the same location the Native Americans visited to quarry flint they needed to produce weapons and tools for everyday survival.  Take a nature walk through the woods on the park trails and see remains of the ancient quarry pits.  Take a tour of the museum to learn about the history and geology of the area.
For more info, call (740) 763-4127 or 787-2476 or visit flintridgeohio.org

September 3, 2016
Way Back Weekends 2016:  Mountain Games
Heritage Farm Museum & Village; 3300 Harvey Rd; Huntington, West Virginia
A team competition featuring a professional lumberjack, tomahawk throwing, and mountain dance performances.  Bring a team and 'claim your heritage'.
For more info, call (304) 522-1244 or visit heritagefarmmuseum.com

September 3-5, 2016
Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival
Canal Winchester (Fairfield county)
Lots of free activities and free entertainment for everyone.  More than 30 food vendors and as many arts and crafts and business vendors, games and rides for kids, car cruise-in, parade.
For more info, call (614) 837-7716 or visit cwlaborday.org

September 3-6, 2016
Washington County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Washington County Fairgrounds; Marietta
For more info, visit washcountyfair.org

September 4, 2016
End of Summer Party featuring Parrots of the Caribbean & 1964
Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre; 5968 Marietta Rd; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  5pm.  All proceeds benefit the Mighty Children's Museum and Tecumseh!
For more info, call (866) 775-0700 or visit tecumsehdrama.com

September 6-10, 2016
Wellston Coal Festival
Downtown; State Rte 327; Wellston (Jackson county)
Can you dig it?  Held annually the Tuesday through Saturday after Labor Day to celebrate Wellston’s rich coal mining heritage.  There will be a karaoke contest, the 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. art show, senior citizens activities, pet show, quilt, needlework and craft show, percussion show, many vendors.
For more info, call (740) 384-5141 or visit wellstoncoalfestival.com

September 6-10, 2016
Morgan County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Morgan County Fairgrounds; McConnelsville
For more info, visit morgan-county-fair.com

September 6-11, 2016
Belmont County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Belmont County Fairgrounds; St Clairsville
For more info, visit belmontcountyfair.org

September 7-11, 2016
Albany Independent Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Albany (Athens county)
For more info, visit albanyfair.org

September 8-10, 2016
Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival
Pump House Center for the Arts; Yoctangee Park; 1 Enderlin Circle; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Cost:  Weekend passes $10 adult, $5 student.  Performer line-up:  Kevin Coleman, Frank McGarvey, Jackson Gillman, Bill Lepp, Andy Offutt Irwin, Shelia Arnold, Bill McKell.
For more info, call (740) 702-7677 or visit sostoryfest.com

September 9-10, 2016
2016 Lithopolis HoneyFest
W Columbus St; Lithopolis (Fairfield county)
Hours:  3-7pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday.  Cost:  FREE admission, parking and shuttle.  Two days of fascinating attractions, honey bee beards, demonstrations and equipment.  Two stages for lie music, more.
For more info, call (614) 837-2031 or visit lithopolishoneyfest.com

September 9-11, 2016
40th Annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival
Ohio River Levee; Front & Greene Streets; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  Come early.  Stay late.  All events are free and the atmosphere festive and friendly.  See paddlewheelers, sidewheelers and sternwheelers.  Boat races, car show, 5k run, fireworks, Phil Dirt & The Dozers, many more talented entertainers.
For more info, call (800) 288-2577 or visit ohioriversternwheelfestival.org

September 9-11, 2016
Home & Garden Show and Holiday Fest
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  10am-8pm Friday-Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday.  Bricker Building.  Three days of home and garden expertise, a holiday marketplace, how-to sessions, celebrity guests, activities for kids, more..
For more info, call (888) 646-3976 toll-free or visit dispatchhomeandgardenshow.com

September 9-11, 2016
21st Annual Salt Creek Valley Festival
Richmond Dale (Ross county)
This small town festival features great entertainment, arts and crafts, fabulous foods, great music and many other activities.
For more info, call (740) 703-4158 or 884-4474 or visit saltcreekvalleyfestival.com

September 10, 2016
Appalachian Bacon Nation Festival
New this year is a Harley Davidson (hog) motorcycle show, a piglet race and a free family bacon and pancake breakfest.  Beer garden, bacon food vendors, craft vendors, live entertainment, play area for kids, contests, more.
For more info, call (740) N/A or visit appalachianbaconnation.com

September 10, 2016
2016 Autumn Arts & Crafts Fair
Downtown Circleville (Pickaway county)
Hours:  9am-3pm.  Shop for decorations, homemade fudge, breads and jellies,
For more info, call N/A or visit circlevilledba.com

September 10, 2016
Dillon Family Fest
Dillon State Park; 5265 Dillon Hills Dr; Nashport (Muskingum county)
Hours:  4pm.  Food games, activities, all followed by fireworks on the beach.
For more info, call (740) 624-6696 or visit facebook.com/dillonfamilyfest

September 10, 2016
3rd Annual Gallia County BBQ Festival
Gallipolis City Park; 200 Second Av; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
Hours:  12-3pm.  A barbeque conpetition.  Visitors can vote on the People's Choice and the panel of judges will select the grand prize winner.  Car show and cruise in.
For more info, call (614) 446-4882 or visit visitgallia.com

September 10, 2016
15th Annual Perry County Gun Bash
Perry County Fairgrounds; State Rte 37 W; New Lexington (Perry county)
Over 75 prizes awarded from 2-8pm and numerous other side drawings throughout the day.  Free food and entertainment.
For more info, call (740) 342-3047 or visit perrygunbash.com

September 11, 2016
39th Annual OSDAA Fall Festival & Car Show
OSDAA (Ohio School for the Deaf Alumni Association); 1055 Colony Dr; Westerville (Franklin county)
Hours:  10am-6pm.  OSDAA Picnic Shelter & Exhibit Hall.  Come One - Come All.  Bring a lawn chair.  Exhibits, sales booth, refreshments and food, more.
For more info, call N/A or visit osdaa.com

September 11, 2016
Fall Walk at Wahkeena
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm, approximately 90 minutes with frequent stops.  Ages 12 and up..  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

September 12-17, 2016
Guernsey County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Guernsey County Fairgrounds; Old Washington
For more info, visit guernseycountyfair.org

September 12-18, 2016
Hocking County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Hocking County Fairgrounds; Logan
For more info, visit hockingcountyfair.com

September 15-17, 2016
"Rally by the River" Sternwheel Riverfest
Riverside Amphitheater & Riverfront Parking Lot; 100 E Main St; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
Hours:  6-10pm Friday, 10am-11pm Saturday, 10am-11:30pm Sunday.  A festival of the river that focuses on the sternwheelers of yesteryear and pleasure boats.  Fun, food, entertainment, chili cook-off and contests.
For more info, call (740) 992-2136 or meigscountytourism.com

September 16, 2016
Cruise-In
McDonald's; 1124 E Main St; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  6pm; third friday of the month May-September; rain or shine.  The 2016 dates are:  5/20, 6/17, 7/15, 8/19, 9/16.  Cost:  Free.  Hosted by Igniters Street Rods LLC.  1950-60s music by Mean Gene, door prizes, dash plaques.
For more info, call (740) 774-2335 or visit N/A

September 16-17, 2016
Night Flight Zip Line Tour
Hocking Hills Canopy Tours; 10714 Jackson St; Rockbridge (Athens county)
Hours:  8:30-10:30pm.  Cost:  $79.  Available during full moon nights from June-October; 2016 dates are June 17-18, July 15-16, August 19-20, September 16-17, October 14-15.  The "Moonshine" tour includes 6 zip lines and 4 skybridges. 
For more info, call (740) 385-9477 or visit hockinghillscanopytours.com

September 16-18, 2016
Thornville Backwoods Fest
Showcase Listing Advertiser:  Apricot Hills
Location:  8572 High Point Rd; Thornville (Perry county).  Find Apricot Hills in Booth 257.
Hours:  10am-6pm Friday, 9am-6pm Saturday, 9am-5pm Sunday.  Adult admission $9, children 10 and under FREE, parking is FREE. This very popular, annual festival held the third weekend in September, rain or shine!  There will be over 275 vendors, more than 30 kinds of food cooked over open fires, three days of Bluegrass music.
For more info, call (740) 246-4709 or visit thornvillebackwoodsfest.com

September 16-18, 2016
7th Annual Craft Show & Flea Market
Old Log House Plantation; 8656 State Rte 13 NW; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  12pm-6pm Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday, 12pm-??? Sunday.  This is an outside event and will be held rain or shine!  Register now for free vendor space.  FYI, no firearms or fireworks.  Vendors include Avon, Paparazzi, Scentsy, Thirty-One, primitives, handcrafted items, much more.
For more info, call (888) 869-7424 or visit loghouseplantation.com

September 16-18, 2016
18th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival
Lake Snowden; 5900 US Rte 50; Albany (Athens county)
Hours:  4pm-midnight Friday, 10am-midnight Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.  The pawpaw is one of America's largest native tree fruits.  Pawpaw education, workshops, activities, art, history, food, music.  Camping is available at Lake Snowden.  Keynote addresses will be given Saturday, Upgrade Energy Village by David Wilhelm, and Sunday, Main Stage by Gary Paul Nabhan.  Special guests will be Darrin Nordahl, Andrew Moore, Sara Bir.
For more info, call N/A or visit ohiopawpawfest.com

September 17, 2016
Farm City Day
Muskingum County Fairgrounds; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
For more info, call N/A or visit N/A

September 17, 2016
Cambridge Main Street Brew-BQ - A Microbrew Experience
Guernsey Kitchen; 711 Wheeling Av; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
Hours:  1-6pm.  Adults only, no children.  For craft beer enthusiasts, taste barbecue and beer.  Live music by Dirty Mule, door prizes, more.  Tickets include BBQ dinner, water, coffee, souvenir tasting class and 10 tasting tickets.Some of the breweries include Homestead Beer Company, Millersburg Brewing Company, Southside Brewing Co., Weasel Boy Brewing.
For more info, call (740) 439-3238 or visit downtowncambridge.com

September 17-18, 2016
15th Annual Mothman Festival
400 Main St; Mount Pleasant, WV
Cost:  FREE.  Fun for the entire family.  If you are fascinated by Bigfoot, Sasquatch or other unexplained creatures, you must visit the Mothman Festival.  TNT area bus tours, vendors, live music, activities for kids, tram rides, Bigfoot costume, historic sites, hayride, entertainment, more.
For more info, call N/A or visit mothmanfestival.com

September 18, 2016
Featherific Bird Expo
Quality Inn; 700 Pike St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  10am-4pm.  Door prize, chop making demonstration, toys and toy parts, cages, birds - a fun family event.
For more info, call (330) 749-9651 or visit featherificbirdexpo.com

September 19-20, 2016
53rd Annual Harvest Moon arts & Crafts Festival
City Park; Parketsburg, WV
For more info, call N/A or visit N/A

September 20-24, 2016
Jackson County Apple Festival
Downtown; Jackson (Jackson county)
Hours:  Festivities begin at 12pm Tuesday.  Apple butter made fresh on the midway, craft and quilt shows and quilting demonstrations, kiddies rides, apple peeling contest, karaoke and lip sync contests, baby contests, more.  There will be bags of apples, jugs of cider, more homemade apple butters, apple pies and candy apples, three parades, rides, displays, games, contests, food and free entertainment, a car show, quilt show, band competition, sporting events and crafts show.
For more info, call (740) 286-1339 or visit jacksonapplefestival.com

September 22, 2016
First Day of Autumn

September 22-25, 2016
Barlow Independent Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Washington County Fairgrounds; Barlow
For more info, visit ohiofairs.org

September 22-25, 2016
53rd Annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
Historic Village of Barnesville; Barnesville (Belmont county)
Free entertainment, family-oriented events, old farm machinery and agricultural displays, car show, crafts, rides, games and concessions, a 5k run and walk, quilt and art show, many contests, more.
For more info, call (740) 425-2593 or visit barnesvillepumpkinfestival.com or ohiofairs.org

September 22, 2016
Little Brown Jug
Delaware County Fairgrounds; 236 Pennsylvania Av; Delaware (Delaware county)
Hours:  11am.  Live racing September 18 thorough the day of The Jug.  No, this isn't in southeast Ohio but, hey, it is horse-related! 
For more info, call (740) 363-6000 or visit littlebrownjug.com

September 23, 2016
Bucky Covington
Majestic Theatre; 45 E 2nd St; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  7pm.  His Top 10 singles include Different World, I'll Walk and Good To Be Us.
For more info, call (740) 772-2041 or visit majesticchillicothe.net

September 23-24, 2016
Route 40 Festival
Historic Route 40; Hebron (Licking county)
For more info, call (740) 349-8466 or visit route40festival.com

September 23-24, 2016
North Market Microbrew Festival
North Market; 59 Spruce St; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  7-11pm Friday, 2-10pm Saturday.  The 11th year of central Ohio's original craft beer event.  Breweries from Ohio, outdoor armers market, food sampling, entertainment.
Fore more info, call (614) 463-9664 or visit northmarket.com

September 23-24, 2016
Country Night Lights
The Venue of Athens; 8003 State Rte 56; Athens (Athens county)
Great entertainment - Jake Owen, Brett Eldredge, Frankie Ballard, Brothers Osborne, Chris Lane, Clare Dunn, Josh Thompson, Julia Neville, Matthew Pinkham, Mitch Kirkpatrick, Ryan Robinette, Shaina Rhodes.  Check the website for
For more info, call N/A or visit countrynightlights.com

September 23-25, 2016
51st Annual Columbus Oktoberfest
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds): 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  5pm-12am Friday, 12pm-12am Saturday, 12-8pm Saturday.  Natural Resources Park and covered pavilions.  Cost:  FREE.  Enjoy authentic German food, beer, lively music, games and entertainment.
For more info, call (888) 646-3976 toll-free or visit columbusoktoberfest.com

September 24, 2016
Destination Downtown Lancaster:  Fall Festival
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
A day of activities celebrating everything fun about fall.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

September 24, 2016
Tarlton Cruise-In
Crosstown Creamery Sweets & Treats & Diner; 90 W Main St; Tarlton (Pickaway county)
Hours:  5-9pm, fourth Saturday of the month June-September.  The 2016 dates are:  6/25, 7/23, 8/27, 9/24; no rain dates.  DJ by D-J Mac Thomas, door prizes, trivia.  Come on out and sit a while.  Enjoy each other's cars, company, stories.  All cars are welcome.
For more info, call (740) 412-2206 or visit N/A

September 24, 2016
Bluegrass on Main St
31 E Church St; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  12pm-8pm. 
For more info, call (740) 258-6002 or visit bluegrassonmain.com

September 24, 2016
Walk With the Director
Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  8-10am.  Cost:  FREE, donations appreciated.  Visitors Center Deck.  Hit the trail with one of the arboretum's directors.  Each month, visitors are guided through a different part of the arboretum, sometimes off the beaten path, and learn!  No registration is required.  2016 dates are:  July 30, August 27, September 24.
For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit dawesarb.org

September 24, 2016
Harvest Days
Scioto Trail State Park; 144 Lake Rd; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  Cost:  FREE admission.  Harvest-themed activities, games for children, food, more.
For more info, call (740) 663-2125 or visit parks.ohiodnr.gov/sciototrail

September 24, 2016
4th Annual Fall Fly-In, Drive-In & Car Show
Zanesville Municipal Airport; 850 Airport Rd; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  8am-5pm.  Rain date is September 25.  Cars, trucks, motorcycles, flying machines.
For more info, call (740) 954-0059 or visit N/A

September 25, 2016
Fall Walk at Wahkeena
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm, approximately 90 minutes with frequent stops.  Ages 12 and up..  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

September 24-25, 2016
Lucasville Trade Days
Scioto County Fairgrounds; 1193-1200 Fairground Rd; Lucasville (Scioto county)
Hours:  7am-7pm Saturday-Sunday.  Admission:  $ 2.00.  This event features dogs, poultry and other farm animals plus every kind of flea market treasure you can imagine.  Antiques or 'junk' from barns, garages and attics.  2016 dates:  April 16-17, June 11-12, September 24,25.
For more info, call (937) 728-6643 or visit lucasvilletradedays.com

September 24-25, 2016
National Alpaca Farm Days
The Alpacas of Spring Acres; 3370 Big B Rd; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  10am-5pm.
For more info, call (740) 796-2195 or visit thealpacasofspringacres.com

September 25, 2016
Y City Barbershop Chorus
Secrest Auditorium; 334 Shinnick St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  3-5pm.  Annual variety show.
For more info, call (740) 454-6851 or visit secrestonline.com

September 30, 2016
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2016 dates are 1/29, 2/26, 3/25, 4/29, 5/27, 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/25.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows.
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

September 30, 2016
FREE Summer Concert Series:  The Wild Honeybees
Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  7pm.  Free Summer Concert Series in the parking lot during the Final Fridays on the Square in July, August and September.
For more info, call (740) 394-3011 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org

September 30 - October 1, 2016
Harvest Moon Camp Out
Pike Lake State Park; 1847 Pike Lake Rd; Bainbridge (Ross county)
Free admission.  Craft and quilt show, corn hole games and games for kids, hayrides, music at the amphitheater, great food, family fun.
For more info, call (740) 493-2212 or visit pikelakestatepark.com

September 30 - October 2, 2016
34th Annual John R Simon's Sorghum Festival
Simon Farm; 8721 Pond Creek Carey's Run Rd; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
Cost:  FREE.  Bring lawn chairs, sit back and listen to local musicians, watch artisans make apple butter, homemade soap, toys furniture, dulcimers, harmonicas, grapevine wreaths, wall hangings, quilts.  Celebrate our heritage and preserve tradition.
For more info, call (740) 259-6337 or visit N/A

September 30 - October 6, 2016
Coshocton County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
For more info, visit coshoctoncountyfair.org

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August 2016

All Month
Blooms & Butterflies
Franklin Park Conservatory; 1777 E Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  10am-6pm.  Exhibit open through September 18.  Exhibitions are supported by The Columbus Foundation, Greater Columbus Art Council, Ohio Arts Council.
For more info, call (614) 715-8000 or visit fpconservatory.org

All Month
Origami in the Garden
Franklin Park Conservatory; 1777 E Broad St; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  10am-6pm.  Exhibit open through November 13.  Exhibitions are supported by The Columbus Foundation, Greater Columbus Art Council, Ohio Arts Council.
For more info, call (614) 715-8000 or visit fpconservatory.org

June 10 - September 3, 2016
Tecumseh!
Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre; 5968 Marietta Rd; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Show runs June 10 through September 3, 2016.  The story of the legendary Shawnee leader who struggled to defend sacred homelands in the 1700s.  You will also enjoy the Living History Tour, the museum, behind the scenes, meet and greet - be sure to visit the website.
For more info, call (866) 775-0700 or visit tecumsehdrama.com

July 22 - August 6, 2016
Theater:  Monty Python's Spamalot
Actors Guild Playhouse; 724 Market St; Parkersburg, West Virginia
Hours:  evening and matinee performances.  Actors Guild of Parkersburg presents, "Monty Python's Spamalot".  King Arthur, Knights of the Round Table, a Holy Grail, showgirls, killer rabbits, flying cows, French people.  Enjoy the "Dinner & Show Special" at Spats restaurant in the Blennerhassett Hotel in downtown Parkersburg.  Receive 15% off all entrees before or after a show at the Actors Guild Playhouse by presenting your theater tickets.
For more info, call (304) 485-1300 or visit actors-guild.com

July 27 - August 6, 2016
OHIO STATE FAIR
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds): 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
For more info, visit ohiostatefair.com

July 29 - August 6, 2016
Pike County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Pike County Fairgrounds; 311 Mill St; Piketon (Pike county)
For more info, visit ohiofairs.org

July 31 - August 6, 2016
Pike County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Pike County Fairgrounds; Piketon
For more info, visit ohiofairs.org

August 1, 2016
Investigating Insects
Cross Mound Park; 11615 16th Rd SW; Stoutsville (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

August 1-6, 2016
Gallia County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Gallia County Fairgrounds; Gallipolis
For more info, visit galliacountyfair.org

August 2, 2016
Hustle & Bustle:  Games & Activities in the Outdoors
Zeller Park; 8475 Benadum Rd NW, Carroll (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

August 3, 2016
Rock Mill Wednesday
Rock Mill Park; 1429 Rockmill Pl NW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-12pm.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

August 4, 2016
Deciphering Dendrochronology
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

August 4, 2016
Taste of Chillicothe
Majestic Theatre; 45 E 2nd St; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  8pm.  Foods from area restaurants and entertainment.
For more info, call (740) 772-2041 or visit majesticchillicothe.net

August 4, 2016
Summer Concert Series:  Golden Oldies
Historic Fort Steuben; 120 S 3 St; Steubenville (Jefferson county)
Hours:  6:30pm Thursdays in the BBerkman Amphitheater.  Schedule subject to change; call to confirm before making a special trip.  Featuring:  One-A-Chord and Geezecats.
For more info, call (740) 283-1787 or visit oldfortsteuben.com

August 4, 2016
Summer Concert:  The British Invasion
Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  6:30-8pm.  Cost:  $20 per passenger car.  Tickets must be purchased in advance; no tickets will be sold at the gate.  Favorite songs from the 1960s.  Gates open at 5pm.  Come early to enjoy a variety of delicious foods from local food trucks.
For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit dawesarb.org

August 4, 2016
Free Movies in the Park:  The Good Dinosaur
Thornville Park; Thornville (Perry county)
Hours:  Movies begin at dusk.  Free popcorn!  Bring a lawn chair or blanket, your friends and family.  Events sponsored by Judge Cooperrider, PC Juvenile Court, DYS, and the communities hosting the movies.
For more info, call N/A or visit N/A

August 4-6, 2016
Baltimore Burger Festival
Johnson Park; 300 Park St; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5-10pm Thursday, 12pm-11pm Friday-Saturday.  Cost:  Free.  Rides, games, cruise-in. live entertainment.  Thursday is Teen Night.  Saturday car show.
For more info, call (740) 862-4951 or visit N/A

August 4-6, 2016
33rd Annual Roy Rogers Festival
Vern Riffe Center for the Arts; 711 Second St; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
This festival is held the first weekend of August annually.  Memorabilia, celebrities, Western fun.  Roy Rogers Hometown Memorabilia exhibits can be seen at the museum in the Boneyfiddle district, posters, magazines, albums, clothing, more.
For more info, call (740) 727-4444 or visit ohio.org

August 5, 2016
First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  Find a map at the website below.  The 2016 dates are 1/1, 2/5, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2.
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit artcoz.org

August 5, 2016
Coshocton First FARM Friday Celebration
Historic Downtown Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  5-8pm.  FREE event featuring games, outdoor concert, food vendors, cruise-in, shopping.  Walk the length of the quaint Main Street and discover hometown businesses and hospitality.  Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District will host fun FARM events including a kiddie tractor pull, animals, farm equipment displays, kids' games, free samples, more.  The first Friday of each month May through September; 2016 dates are:  5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2.
For more info, call (440) 666-2652 or visit N/A

August 5, 2016
2016 Summer Nights Cruise-In
Coughlin Circleville; 1395 S Court St; Circleville (Pickaway county)
Hours:  6-9pm First Fridays of each month May-October.  2016 dates are:  5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7; rain dates are the following Saturdays.  DJ provided by Black Sky Productions, food, 50/50, door prizes, sponsor's choice trophy, spectator's choice plaque, Coughlin goody bags, more.
For more info, call (614) 288-1489 or visit roundtowncruisers.org

August 5, 2016
Friday Night Bandstand - Agent 99
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.  Genre:  Pop/Rock of the 1970s
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

August 5, 2016
Paint Valley Jamboree - Wakita Young
Paxton Theatre; 125 E Main St; Bainbridge (Ross county)
Select Friday nights at 7pm.  Touted as the “Oldest Country Music Show in Ohio”, Since 1965.  Live music, many regular singers and performers.  Talented musicians and singers should call Ralph for an audition.
For more info, (740) 634-3333 or visit paintvalleyjamboree.com

August 5-6, 2016
8th Annual Y Bridge Arts Festival
Zane's Landing Park; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  6-10pm Friday, 11am-9pm Saturday.  Visual artists, performance artists, musical groups, food concessions, craft demonstrators, entertainment and presentations.
For more info, call N/A or visit ybridgeartsfestival.com

August 5-6, 2016
Deerassic Classic Giveaway & Outdoor Expo
Deerassic Park Education Center; 14250 Cadiz Rd; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
More than 100 outdoor exhibitors, prizes, food, entertainment.
For more info, call (740) 435-3335 or visit deerassicclassic.com

August 5-13, 2016
Athens County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Athens County Fairgrounds; Athens
For more info, visit athenscofair.org

August 6, 2016
Way Back Weekends 2016:  Stories of Appalachia
Heritage Farm Museum & Village; 3300 Harvey Rd; Huntington, West Virginia
Storytelling is a unique part of Appalachian heritage and will be brought to life with book making, a storytelling festival featuring Bill Lepp, 5-time WV State Liars Contest winner.
For more info, call (304) 522-1244 or visit heritagefarmmuseum.com

August 6, 2016
Ohio's Friendliest Train Robbery
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway; 33 West Canal St; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  6pm, train departs Nelsonville depot for a two-hour trip.  Bandits on horseback rob the train.  Play money is distributed to everyone on the train before departure.  The robbers, after stopping the train, will come through to collect the booty.  Guns are used but with blanks; there is a safe atmosphere on board.  These events often sell-out quickly so make reservations as early as possible.  The 2016 events are 6/11, 7/9 and 8/6.  Note:  The 'robbers' are riders from nearby Smoke Rise Ranch.  If you are a rider and wish to be part of the group of bandits, call (740) 767-2624 or (800) 292-1732 or visit smokeriseranch.com.  At Smoke Rise Ranch you can experience the Old West on the 2,000-acre ranch located about 10 miles from the railway near Murray City on State Rte 78.  It is a working cow ranch with real cowboys.  There is horseback riding by the hour on over 100 miles of trail, a variety of cabin and camping rentals, fishing ponds, hiking trail, pool and a playground. 
For more info, call (740) 753-9531 or visit hvsry.org

August 6, 2016
Lake Alma Beach Party Day
Lake Alma State Park; 422 Lake Alma Rd; Wellston (Jackson county)
Hours:  10am-9pm.
For more info, call (740) 596-5253 or 384-4474 Park Office or visit parks.ohiodnr.gov/lakealma

August 6, 2016
23rd Annual Pig Iron Day
Manpower Park; Main St; Jackson (Jackson county)
Hours:  9am.  Foods such as soup beans cooked over an open fire served with cornbread, bratwursts, hot dogs, regular or smoky-flavored pulled pork, plus games, entertainment, more.  Sponsored by the Jackson Firefighters Association.
For more info, call (740) 286-2707 or 418-8086 or visit N/A

August 6, 2016
9th Annual Earth to Art
John McIntire Library; 220 N Fifth St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  12-6pm.  Browse entried of plants, floral arrangements, paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture.  Live music by Muskingum Valley Music Makers, Hymns of Praise, The Yurko Boys.  Activities for children, Bee a Pollinator, on the front lawn from 12-4pm.  Educational sessions in Meeting Room B:  1pm Fall Container Gardening; 3pm Fall Gardening Ideas.
For more info, call (740) 453-0391 or visit muskingumlibrary.org

August 6-13, 2016
Ross County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Ross County Fairgrounds; Chillicothe
For more info, visit rosscountyfair.com

August 7, 2016
Two Glaciers Off-Trail Hike
Hanaway Covered Bridge at Two Glaciers Park; Co Hwy 69 at Clear Creek; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

August 7-13, 2016
Hartford Independent Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Licking County Fairgrounds; Utica
For more info, visit hartfordfair.com

August 8-13, 2016
Scioto County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Scioto County Fairgrounds; Lucasville
For more info, visit sciotocountyfair.com

August 9, 2016
Creek Creeping
Cross Mound Park; 11615 16th Rd SW; Stoutsville (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

August 10, 2016
Rock Mill Wednesday
Rock Mill Park; 1429 Rockmill Pl NW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-12pm.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

August 11, 2016
Buried in the Past
Smeck Historical Farm; 7395 Basil Rd NW; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

August 11, 2016
Summer Concert Series:  Classic Oldies
Historic Fort Steuben; 120 S 3 St; Steubenville (Jefferson county)
Hours:  6:30pm Thursdays in the BBerkman Amphitheater.  Schedule subject to change; call to confirm before making a special trip.  Featuring:  Roz & Lynn and Original Fantasy's.
For more info, call (740) 283-1787 or visit oldfortsteuben.com

August 11, 2016
Putnam's Freedom Network: The Guthries
Stone Academy Historic Site & Museum; 115 Jefferson St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  7pm.  Speaker, Pete Cultice.  Learn about brothers George, Stephen and Albert Austin Guthrie who was described as a 'brave and fearless' conductor of the Underground Railroad.
For more info, call (740) 454-9500 or visit muskingumcountyhistory.org

August 12, 2016
Friday Night Bandstand - Cross Point Trio
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.  Genre:  Gospel
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

August 12-14, 2016
Salt Fork Arts & Crafts Festival
Cambridge City Park; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
A juried festival showcasing high-quality art - painting, pottery, ceramics, fiber art, metal work, jewelry, acrylics, mixed media, photography, more.  Area students are given an opportunity to display their work.  Market Place offers foods made in Ohio.  Programs for kids, musical performances, concessions, more.
For more info, call (740) 705-2175 or visit saltforkfestival.org

August 13, 2016
Chalk It Up
Downtown Circleville (Pickaway county)
Hours:  10am-3pm.  Art contest on the sidewalks of the historic shopping district downtown.  Artists will be assigned a work square on the sidewalk.  Judging will begin at 3pm and award ribbons will be presented to artists.
For more info, call N/A or visit circlevilledba.com

August 13, 2016
Destination Downtown Lancaster:  Saturday Cinema, "The Peanuts Movie"
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Bring the family, blankets and snacks; watch a family-friendly movie under the stars.  The 2016 dates are 5/14, 6/11, 7/9, 8/3.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

August 13, 2016
Coshocton Antique Flea Market
Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  8am-4pm.  FREE admission and parking.  Glassware, furniture, vintage jewelry, advertising items, artifacts, books, local yearbooks, crocks, food vendors, more.  Show is held rain or shine.  2016 dates are:  6/9-11, 7/9, 8/13.
For more info, call (740) 622-6329 or visit N/A

August 13, 2016
DKTC (Deaf Kids & Teens Club) Annual Picnic & Rummage Sale
Ohio School for the Deaf; 500 Morse Rd; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9am-5pm.  Hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, chips, candies, beverages.  Cornhole and other games, scavenger hunt, face painting, rummage sale.  This year, event is partnered by DSC (Deaf Services Center) and Ohio School for the Deaf Athletic Booster Club.
For more info, call (614) 515-6065 or visit N/A

August 13-14, 2016
Perseids Meteor Shower Party
Dillon State Park; 5265 Dillon Hills Dr; Nashport (Muskingum county)
Hours:  10pm.  Held at Dillon's Sky Deck located near camp area C.  Bring a camp chair, snacks, non-alchoholic drinks, and plan to stay a while.  Telescopes will be set up to see celestial objects but the main event will be watching all the flying meteors!
For more info, call N/A or visit N/A

August 14, 2016
Summer Walk
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm.  Cost:  FREE.  For ages 12 and up.  About a 90-minute walk through the cool forests, meadows and wetlands of Wahkeena.  See also August 28.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

August 14, 2016
Shakespeare on Sugarloaf: Macbeth
Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre; 5968 Marietta Rd; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  8pm.  Cost:  FREE.  "This production of Macbeth is part of Shakespeare on Sugarloaf, a major initiative of The Scioto Society, Inc. to provide free Shakespeare to Southern Ohio and is presented in part by the Ohio Arts Council".
For more info, call (866) 775-0700 or visit tecumsehdrama.com

August 14, 2016
30th Annual Cambridge Classic Cruise-In
801 Wheeling Av; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
Hours:  10am-5pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Cruisin' Times Magazine names this one of the best car shows in its category.  More than 200 cars and trucks from the early 1900s through today.  Fun for the entire family, food vendors and the Downtown Cambridge Pub Crawl.
For more info, call (740) 439-2238 or visit downtowncambridge.com

August 14-20, 2016
170th Annual Muskingum County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Muskingum County Fairgrounds; Zanesville
For more info, visit muskingumcofair.com

August 15, 2016
Aw Shucks!  The History of Corn
Smeck Historical Farm; 7395 Basil Rd NW; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

August 15-20, 2016
Meigs County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Meigs County Fairgrounds; Pomeroy
For more info, visit themeigscountyfair.com

August 16, 2016
What Nature We Find
Lockville Canal Park; 5895 Pickerington Rd NW, Carroll (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

August 17, 2016
Rock Mill Wednesday
Rock Mill Park; 1429 Rockmill Pl NW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-12pm.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

August 17-20, 2016
Nelsonville Parade of the Hills   * One of SE Ohio's Most Popular Events!
Historic Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Annually the third full weekend in August.  Parade of the Hills has become one of the state’s premiere family festivals.  You will be treated to great family entertainment, regional art, home cooking, concessions, a midway and carnival, Pie Contest & Auction, 5k Run & Walk, Street Games and Athletic Day for kids, parades, the Ohio State Fiddling Contest.  Nightly entertainment is free.
For more info, call (740) N/A or visit paradeofthehills.org

August 18-21, 2016
Ironton Rally on the River
312 S 3rd St; Ironton (Lawrence county)
Bikers Breakfast at Peddlers Restaurant, Pancake Breakfast at the Ro-Na Cultural Center, vendors, poker run, bike show, car show, more.  Entertainment by Another Lost Year, Torch's Rock & Roll Inferno, Bobaflex, Hye Water Blues Band, Split Nixon, Jerry Brooks Blues Band, Red Sun Rising, Geneva, Drowning Pool.
For more info, call (740) 533-9797 or visit rallyontheriver.net

August 19, 2016
Ohio State Fiddling Contest
Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  6pm.  One of the premier fiddling events in Ohio and beyond!  Fiddlers compete in four age groups:  up to 12, 13-18, 19-54, 55 and older.  To enter as a competitor, visit paradeofthehills.org.  This event will have your toes tappin' and put a smile on your face.
For more info, call (740) 394-3011 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org

August 19, 2016
Cruise-In
McDonald's; 1124 E Main St; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  6pm; third friday of the month May-September; rain or shine.  The 2016 dates are:  5/20, 6/17, 7/15, 8/19, 9/16.  Cost:  Free.  Hosted by Igniters Street Rods LLC.  1950-60s music by Mean Gene, door prizes, dash plaques.
For more info, call (740) 774-2335 or visit N/A

August 19, 2016
Paint Valley Jamboree - LeighAnne Cooper
Paxton Theatre; 125 E Main St; Bainbridge (Ross county)
Select Friday nights at 7pm.  Touted as the “Oldest Country Music Show in Ohio”, Since 1965.  Live music, many regular singers and performers.  Talented musicians and singers should call Ralph for an audition.
For more info, (740) 634-3333 or visit paintvalleyjamboree.com

August 19-20, 2016
Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival
Huber Park; 1520 Davidson Dr; Reynoldsburg (Franklin county)
Hours:  4-10pm Friday, 9am-10pm Saturday.  Entertainment by McGuffey Land, McCloud & Friends, Perfect Timing, Ambush, Kid Vig, more.  Beer Garden, Shriner Clowns, Karoake, Model A car show, tomato displays, contests, arts and crafts, activities for kids, more.
For more info, N/A or visit reynoldsburgtomatofestival.org

August 19-20, 2016
Night Flight Zip Line Tour
Hocking Hills Canopy Tours; 10714 Jackson St; Rockbridge (Athens county)
Hours:  8:30-10:30pm.  Cost:  $79.  Available during full moon nights from June-October; 2016 dates are June 17-18, July 15-16, August 19-20, September 16-17, October 14-15.  The "Moonshine" tour includes 6 zip lines and 4 skybridges. 
For more info, call (740) 385-9477 or visit hockinghillscanopytours.com

August 20, 2016
Free Movies in the Park:  Inside Out
Crooksville Park; Crooksville (Perry county)
Hours:  Movies begin at dusk.  Free popcorn!  Bring a lawn chair or blanket, your friends and family.  Events sponsored by Judge Cooperrider, PC Juvenile Court, DYS, and the communities hosting the movies.
For more info, call N/A or visit N/A

August 20, 2016
Cabela's King Kat 2016 Tournament Trail
Best Western Plus; 701 Pike St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  6:30am.  Anglers fish the Ohio & Muskingum Rivers.  Details and registration on their website. 
For more info, call (xxx) or visit kingkatusa.com

August 20, 2016
The Ohio Valley Music Festival - Featured Artist, Clint Black
Reno Business Park; 27811 State Route 7; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  2pm, gates open; 3pm, music.  An outdoor concert.Regional and national Country music artists including Clint Black, Davisson Brothers, Taylor Sams, High Valley, John Michael Montgomery.
For more info, call (740) 885-1930 or visit ohiovalleymusicfest.com

August 22-27, 2016
Monroe County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Monroe County Fairgrounds; Woodsfield
For more info, call (740) 213-8439 or visit monroecountyfair.org

August 25-28, 2016
Obetz Zucchini Festival
Memorial Park; Obetz (Franklin county)
Hours:  5pm-10pm Thursday, 5pm-11pm Friday, 11am-11pm Saturday, 12pm-6pm Sunday.  Admission:  FREE.  Entertainment, rides, games, cruise-in, motorcycle and car show, crafts, vendors, food.  Free concerts:  Friday 8/26, Lou Gramm, the original lead singer of Foreigner.  Saturday 8/27 Dylan Scott will open for Clint Black.
For more info, call (614) 491-1080 or visit obetzzucchinifest.org

August 26, 2016
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2016 dates are 1/29, 2/26, 3/25, 4/29, 5/27, 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/25.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows.
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

August 26, 2016
FREE Summer Concert Series:  Aaron Lee Tasjan
Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  7pm.  Free Summer Concert Series in the parking lot during the Final Fridays on the Square in July, August and September.
For more info, call (740) 394-3011 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org

August 27, 2016
Tarlton Cruise-In
Crosstown Creamery Sweets & Treats & Diner; 90 W Main St; Tarlton (Pickaway county)
Hours:  5-9pm, fourth Saturday of the month June-September.  The 2016 dates are:  6/25, 7/23, 8/27, 9/24; no rain dates.  DJ by D-J Mac Thomas, door prizes, trivia.  Come on out and sit a while.  Enjoy each other's cars, company, stories.  All cars are welcome.
For more info, call (740) 412-2206 or visit N/A

August 27, 2016
Walk With the Director
Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  8-10am.  Cost:  FREE, donations appreciated.  Visitors Center Deck.  Hit the trail with one of the arboretum's directors.  Each month, visitors are guided through a different part of the arboretum, sometimes off the beaten path, and learn!  No registration is required.  2016 dates are:  July 30, August 27, September 24.
For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit dawesarb.org

August 28, 2016
Summer Walk
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm.  Cost:  FREE.  For ages 12 and up.  About a 90-minute walk through the cool forests, meadows and wetlands of Wahkeena.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

August 28, 2016
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre; 5968 Marietta Rd; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  7pm.  The most award-winning band in Bluegrass music history.
For more info, call (866) 775-0700 or visit tecumsehdrama.com

August 31 - September 3, 2016
70th Annual Sweet Corn Festival
Historic Lions Park; 2900 Chautauqua Blvd (State Rte 204); Millersport (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5-11pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 11am-11pm Saturday.  FREE admission, $10 per vehicle parking.  Midway rides, corn eating contest, garden and compact tractor tug pull, parades, dancing, hula hoop contest, antique tractor pull, classic 5k run, kiddie tractor pull, outhouse races, live music including performances by Phil Vassar and Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers.  Of course, roasted sweet corn!
For more info, call (740) 467-3639 or visit sweetcornfest.com

August 31 - September 3, 2016
Noble County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Noble County Fairgrounds; Caldwell
For more info, visit noblecountyfair.net

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July 2016

July 1, 2016
First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  Find a map at the website below.  The 2016 dates are 1/1, 2/5, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2.
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit artcoz.org

July 1, 2016
Coshocton First Friday Celebration
Historic Downtown Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  5-8pm.  FREE event featuring games, outdoor concert, food vendors, cruise-in, shopping.  Walk the length of the quaint Main Street and discover hometown businesses and hospitality.  The first Friday of each month May through September; 2016 dates are:  5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2.
For more info, call (440) 666-2652 or visit N/A

July 1, 2016
2016 Summer Nights Cruise-In
Coughlin Circleville; 1395 S Court St; Circleville (Pickaway county)
Hours:  6-9pm First Fridays of each month May-October.  2016 dates are:  5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7; rain dates are the following Saturdays.  DJ provided by Black Sky Productions, food, 50/50, door prizes, sponsor's choice trophy, spectator's choice plaque, Coughlin goody bags, more.
For more info, call (614) 288-1489 or visit roundtowncruisers.org

July 1, 2016
Friday Night Bandstand - Community Band
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.  Genre:  Patriotic
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

July 1, 2016
17th Annual "Rhythm on the River" Summer Music Series
Riverside Amphitheater; 100 E Main St.; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
Hours:  8-10pm in historic downtown Pomeroy.  Cost:  FREE.  Join the Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society for an evening of live music on the Ohio River.  The 2016 line-up is:  June 24 Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons, July 1 Johnny Rawls, July 8 Mark May Band, July 15 Daddy featuring Will Kimbrough & Tommy Womack, July 22, Mac Arnold & Plate Full of Blues.
For more info, call (877) MEIGSCO or visit pomeroyblues.org

July 2, 2016
Way Back Weekends 2016:  Ice Cream Celebration
Heritage Farm Museum & Village; 3300 Harvey Rd; Huntington, West Virginia
When ice cream became more affordable thanks to advanced technology, what was once reserved as a treat for the elite became the center of social events on hot summer days.  Enjoy old-fashioned, hand-cranked ice cream.
For more info, call (304) 522-1244 or visit heritagefarmmuseum.com

July 6, 2016
Family Nature Investigations:  Fishing Adventure
Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  6:30-7:30pm.  Cost:  $ 3.00/person, no credit cards.  Red Barn area.  Bait, cast, catch!  Try your hand at fishing with the help of an instructor.  Poles and bait are provided.
For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit dawesarb.org

July 6-9, 2016
112th Annual Ohio Hills Folk Festival
Quaker City (Guernsey county)
Held annually on the second Saturday of July.  Come to the rolling hills of southeast Ohio to the small town of Quaker City.  A four-day event includes a Kiddies Parade, the Mile Long Parade, Queens Parade, a car show, flea market, craft hall and demonstrations.  There will be a 5k run, children's bike races, pet show, large fireworks display on Saturday night.  Nightly entertainment, concessions, rides, more.  The festival offers a look at the past and the present with a farm museum, country store and a Quaker meeting house.
For more info, call (740) 679-2704 or visit ohiohillsfolkfestival.com

July 7-9, 2016
Ohio's Friendliest Train Robbery
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway; 33 West Canal St; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  6pm, train departs Nelsonville depot for a two-hour trip.  Bandits on horseback rob the train.  Play money is distributed to everyone on the train before departure.  The robbers, after stopping the train, will come through to collect the booty.  Guns are used but with blanks; there is a safe atmosphere on board.  These events often sell-out quickly so make reservations as early as possible.  The 2016 events are 6/11, 7/9 and 8/6.  Note:  The 'robbers' are riders from nearby Smoke Rise Ranch.  If you are a rider and wish to be part of the group of bandits, call (740) 767-2624 or (800) 292-1732 or visit smokeriseranch.com.  At Smoke Rise Ranch you can experience the Old West on the 2,000-acre ranch located about 10 miles from the railway near Murray City on State Rte 78.  It is a working cow ranch with real cowboys.  There is horseback riding by the hour on over 100 miles of trail, a variety of cabin and camping rentals, fishing ponds, hiking trail, pool and a playground. 
For more info, call (740) 753-9531 or visit hvsry.org

July 8, 2016
17th Annual "Rhythm on the River" Summer Music Series
Riverside Amphitheater; 100 E Main St.; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
Hours:  8-10pm in historic downtown Pomeroy.  Cost:  FREE.  Join the Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society for an evening of live music on the Ohio River.  The 2016 line-up is:  June 24 Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons, July 1 Johnny Rawls, July 8 Mark May Band, July 15 Daddy featuring Will Kimbrough & Tommy Womack, July 22, Mac Arnold & Plate Full of Blues.
For more info, call (877) MEIGSCO or visit pomeroyblues.org

July 8-10, 2016
Lilyfest
Bishop Educational Gardens; 13200 Little Cola Rd; Rockbridge (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-6pm Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday, 10am--4pm Sunday.  More than 70 area artisans will display, demonstrate and sell their wares.  OSU Master Gardeners and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists will be available to answer questions.  Music features local musicians performing in a variety of Appalachian styles.  LilyFest is a walking tour so be sure to wear appropriate, comfortable shoes; parking is in a field.  Special tours are available for persons with disabilities.
For more info, call (740) 969-2873 or visit lilyfest.com

July 9, 2016
Tour of Glenford Fort Earthworks
Glenford Earthworks; Glenford (Perry county)
Hours:  11am-2pm.  Pre-registration is required; $10 donation.  Warm lunch will be served.  Sponsored by the Perry County Historical Society and co-sponsored by the Arc of Appalachia.  Fun fact:  Perry county has the fifth highest number of American Indian earthworks in Ohio; Glenford Fort will be the first to be preserved that will be open to the general public.  At the website below, watch for details or sign up to receive special event announcements.
For more info, call N/A or visit arcofappalachia.org

July 9, 2016
Destination Downtown Lancaster:  Saturday Cinema, "Minions"
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Bring the family, blankets and snacks; watch a family-friendly movie under the stars.  The 2016 dates are 5/14, 6/11, 7/9, 8/3.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

July 7, 2016
Summer Concert Series:  Rockabilly Rock
Historic Fort Steuben; 120 S 3 St; Steubenville (Jefferson county)
Hours:  6:30pm Thursdays in the BBerkman Amphitheater.  Schedule subject to change; call to confirm before making a special trip.  Featuring:  Buffington Brothers and Ryan Cain & The Ables.
For more info, call (740) 283-1787 or visit oldfortsteuben.com

July 8, 2016
Friday Night Bandstand - British Invasion
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.  Genre:  1960s British Rock
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

July 9, 2016
Coshocton Antique Flea Market
Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  8am-4pm.  FREE admission and parking.  Glassware, furniture, vintage jewelry, advertising items, artifacts, books, local yearbooks, crocks, food vendors, more.  Show is held rain or shine.  2016 dates are:  6/9-11, 7/9, 8/13.
For more info, call (740) 622-6329 or visit N/A

July 9, 2016
Dailyville Heritage Days
Dailyville Ball Park; State Rte 220; Waverly (Pike county)
Hours:  4pm, 6pm entertainment, dusk fireworks.  Family fun for kids of all ages.  Free admission.
For more info, call (740) 947-2009 or visit N/A

July 9-10, 2016
Coshocton County Antique Power Association Tractor Cruise
Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Massey Harris and Ferguson is the featured tractor and equipment this year.  Food, fun, friends and fellowship.
For more info, call (740) 502-1787 or 545-7796 or visit farmcollector.com

July 9, 2016
Car Show
Lancaster Country Club; 3100 Country Club Rd SW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.
For more info, call (740) 407-1532 or visit N/A

July 9-10, 2016
Bigfoot Lock-In
Deerassic Park Education Center; 14250 Cadiz Rd; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
Hours:  5pm drop-off Thursday, 9am pick-up Friday.  Recommended for children ages 8-15.  Dinner, movies, crafts, canoeing, field games, night hiking, fishing, breakfast.  Registration required.
For more info, call (740) 435-3335 or visit deerassic.com

July 10-16, 2016
Lawrence County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Lawrence County Fairgrounds; Proctorville
For more info, visit ohiofairs.org

July 12-16, 2016
Pottery Lovers' Reunion Weekend / Hull Pottery Assoc National Show & Sale
Crooksville High School; 4075 Ceramic Way; Crooksville (Muskingum county)
For more info, call N/A or visit hullpotteryassociation.org

July 13-16, 2016
Pickerington Violet Festival
Toll Gate Middle & Elementary Schools Campus; 12089 Toll Gate Rd NW; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5-11pm Wednesday-Thursday, 5pm-12am Friday, 12pm-12am Saturday.  Carnival rides, children's activities, parade, Diley Ridge 5k Dash, Kids' Fun Race, car and bike show, business showcase.  Entertainment line up includes Jeff Poole & Friends, Steel Ivory, Foxtrot, Bryon Shepherd Band, Roadhouse Redeemed, No Regrets, Radio Tramps, Tailgatorz, Carlie Short & The Rotgut Ramblers, Locash, Clearview Mirror, God's Dirt, Eleven11, Yesterday & Today, The Trash Pop Icons, Contagious Til 4, Kansas.
For more info, call 614 524-4759 or visit violetfestival.org

July 14, 2016
Summer Concert Series:  R&B, Runk & Soul
Historic Fort Steuben; 120 S 3 St; Steubenville (Jefferson county)
Hours:  6:30pm Thursdays in the BBerkman Amphitheater.  Schedule subject to change; call to confirm before making a special trip.  Featuring:  House of Soul.
For more info, call (740) 283-1787 or visit oldfortsteuben.com

July 14-17, 2016
Jamboree in the Hills
43510 National Rd; Belmont (Belmont county)
The national's longest-running Country music festival.  Kid Rock, Easton Corbin, Billy Currington, Alan Jackson, Jake Owen, Neal McCoy, Brantley Gilbert, Brad Paisley, Tyler Farr, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - more!  Camping available.
For more info, call (800) 594-8499 or visit jamboreeinthehills.com

July 15, 2016
Cruise-In
McDonald's; 1124 E Main St; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  6pm; third friday of the month May-September; rain or shine.  The 2016 dates are:  5/20, 6/17, 7/15, 8/19, 9/16.  Cost:  Free.  Hosted by Igniters Street Rods LLC.  1950-60s music by Mean Gene, door prizes, dash plaques.
For more info, call (740) 774-2335 or visit N/A

July 15, 2016
17th Annual "Rhythm on the River" Summer Music Series
Riverside Amphitheater; 100 E Main St.; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
Hours:  8-10pm in historic downtown Pomeroy.  Cost:  FREE.  Join the Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society for an evening of live music on the Ohio River.  The 2016 line-up is:  June 24 Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons, July 1 Johnny Rawls, July 8 Mark May Band, July 15 Daddy featuring Will Kimbrough & Tommy Womack, July 22, Mac Arnold & Plate Full of Blues.
For more info, call (877) MEIGSCO or visit pomeroyblues.org

July 15, 2016
Wahkeena Nature Preserve:  Pondering Ponds
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Cost:  FREE.  Ideal for ages 7-12.  Program lasts approximately 90 minutes.  Ever wonder what is living in a pond?  Join park interpretive staff and explore what wiggles, jumps and swims in a pond.  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 15, 2016
Friday Night Bandstand - Crossroads Station
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.  Genre:  Country Rock
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

July 15-16, 2016
Marietta Sweet Corn Festival
Muskingum Park; Downtown Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  5-9pm Friday, 11am-8pm Saturday.  Promoting area agriculture and education, proceeds from the festival are used to fund scholarships to Washington County High School seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture or related area. 
For more info, call (740) 373-5178 or visit mariettasweetcorn.com

July 15-16, 2016
Night Flight Zip Line Tour
Hocking Hills Canopy Tours; 10714 Jackson St; Rockbridge (Athens county)
Hours:  8:30-10:30pm.  Cost:  $79.  Available during full moon nights from June-October; 2016 dates are June 17-18, July 15-16, August 19-20, September 16-17, October 14-15.  The "Moonshine" tour includes 6 zip lines and 4 skybridges. 
For more info, call (740) 385-9477 or visit hockinghillscanopytours.com

July 15-17, 2016
Comedy, "Moon Over Buffalo"
Zanesville Community Theatre; 940 Findley Av; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  8pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday.  53rd Season of Live Theatre.  Also playing July 22-24.
For more info, call (740) 455-6487 or visit zct.org

July 15-23, 2016
Jackson County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Jackson County Fairgrounds; Wellston
For more info, visit jacksoncofair.org

July 15-23, 2016
Ohio Brew Week
A nine-day long celebration of Ohio brewing.  Join beer nerds, brewers and connoisseurs in trying over 200 beers from over 40 Ohio breweries.  ENjoy old favorites and new offers.  Rock-n-Roast, Homebrew Competition, Beer & Cider Trail
For more info, call (740) or visit ohiobrewweek.com

July 16, 2016
5th Annal Star Inc Charity Car Show
Portsmouth Theater Complex; 1623 Chillicothe St (Rte 23 N); Portsmouth (Scioto county)
Hours:  9-11am registration, 12pm judging begins, 1pm trophies awarded.  Door prizes, food, music by KC Productions.  All proceeds benefit Star Adult Services Impact Team.
For more info, call (740) 352-2174 or 456-7275 or visit N/A

July 16, 2016
Wahkeena Nature Preserve:  Smartphone Photography Workshop
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Reservations required, call (800) 297-1883.  Learn to transform quick photos taken with your smartphone or tablet into works of art.  Workshop will last approximately 4 hours, recommended for ages 12 and up.  Mark Steele, photographer will be the instructor.  Bring a lunch with you.  Native Rhododendron is at peak bloom between July 1-17 - enjoy!  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 16, 2016
DSC (Deaf Services Center) Deaf Day at the Zoo
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium; 4850 Powell Rd; Powell (Delaware county)
For more info, call (614) 515-6065 VP or (614) 841-1991 Voice or visit dsc.org

July 16, 2016
Catfish Tournament
A W Marion State Park; 7317 Warner Huffer Rd; Circleville (Pickaway county)
For more info, call (740) 869-3124 or visit parks.ohiodnr.gov/awmarion

July 16, 2016
Railroad Days Rendezvous
Pike Lake State Park; 1847 Pike Lake Rd; Bainbridge (Ross county)
Hours:  10am-3pm.  Free admission.  Recognizing historic, social and economic impact of railroads in Ohio.  Model railroad displays, collectables and memorabilia, exhibits, games and live music, food from Friends of Pike Lake.
For more info, call (740) 493-2212 or visit N/A

July 16-23, 2016
Franklin County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Franklin County Fairgrounds; Hilliard
For more info, visit fcfair.org

July 18-23, 2016
Perry County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Perry County Fairgrounds; New Lexington
For more info, visit perrycountyfair.com

July 20-30, 2016
Lancaster Festival
Ohio University Lancaster; Wagner Theater; 1570 Granville Pike; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
"Summer's Sizzling Salute to the Arts", a wondrous burst of music, art and family fun with excitement all over town, many events are FREE.  Major Arts for Minors including events at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio and OU's Wagner Theatre; Festival Fair Day at Fairfield County Fairgrounds; Rising Park Day featuring activities and crafts for children and families, a portable circus, Mark Berman the Bug Man and Canal Winchester Steel Drum Band; Italian Street Painting at Fountain Square; Electronic Dance Music Night; events at the Knights of Columbus Hall and River Valley Mall; Bike Races for Kids; Saturday on the Square.  Musical entertainment by Blues Traveler, Mo Pitney, Thompson Square, The Police Experience, Lancaster Festival Orchestra, Marshall Crenshaw, Veronika String Quartet, many more!  See the festival map on the website.
For more info, call (800) LAN-FEST or visit lancasterfestival.org

July 21, 2016
Tubs, Boards & Pins
Smeck Historical Farm; 7395 Basil Rd NW; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 21, 2016
Summer Concert Series:  Ohio Valley Classics
Historic Fort Steuben; 120 S 3 St; Steubenville (Jefferson county)
Hours:  6:30pm Thursdays in the BBerkman Amphitheater.  Schedule subject to change; call to confirm before making a special trip.  Featuring:  Steve Free and Hoard & Jones
For more info, call (740) 283-1787 or visit oldfortsteuben.com

July 21-23, 2016
2016 Summer Sizzle Sidewark Sale
Downtown Circleville (Pickaway county)
Hours:  10am-5pm.  Shops offer their best buys of the summer.   Stroll along the sidewalks, park, shop or dine all day.
For more info, call N/A or visit circlevilledba.com

July 22, 2016
Destination Downtown Lancaster:  ArtWalk
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Downtown is alive with art and live music.  The biggest night downtown.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

July 22, 2016
Friday Night Bandstand - See July 20-30 Lancaster Festival
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

July 22, 2016
17th Annual "Rhythm on the River" Summer Music Series
Riverside Amphitheater; 100 E Main St.; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
Hours:  8-10pm in historic downtown Pomeroy.  Cost:  FREE.  Join the Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society for an evening of live music on the Ohio River.  The 2016 line-up is:  June 24 Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons, July 1 Johnny Rawls, July 8 Mark May Band, July 15 Daddy featuring Will Kimbrough & Tommy Womack, July 22, Mac Arnold & Plate Full of Blues.
For more info, call (877) MEIGSCO or visit pomeroyblues.org

July 22, 2016
Paint Valley Jamboree - Shawn Adkins
Paxton Theatre; 125 E Main St; Bainbridge (Ross county)
Select Friday nights at 7pm.  Touted as the “Oldest Country Music Show in Ohio”, Since 1965.  Live music, many regular singers and performers.  Talented musicians and singers should call Ralph for an audition.
For more info, (740) 634-3333 or visit paintvalleyjamboree.com

July 22-23, 2016
Wispering Sun Summer Jam - Music & Arts Festival
Frontier Ranch; 8836 York Rd SW; Pataskala (Franklin county)
For more info, call (937) 407-9522 or visit whisperingsunsummerjam.com

July 22-24, 2016
Comedy, "Moon Over Buffalo"
Zanesville Community Theatre; 940 Findley Av; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  8pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday.  53rd Season of Live Theatre.
For more info, call (740) 455-6487 or visit zct.org

July 22-24, 2016
Jazz & Rib Fest
Downtown - Bicentennial, West Bank and Genoa Parks on the Scioto Mile; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  11am-11pm Friday-Saturday, 11am-8:30pm Sunday.  Cost:  FREE.  Three stages will host the finest local, regional and international Jazz artists while barbeque pit masters serve up sizzling ribs, chicken, more.  Savor the best ribs from around the country as 23 award-winning barbeque teams compete for Best Ribs bragging rights.
For more info, call (614) 645-7995 or visit hotribscooljazz.org

July 22-August 6, 2016
Theater:  Monty Python's Spamalot
Actors Guild Playhouse; 724 Market St; Parkersburg, West Virginia
Hours:  evening and matinee performances.  Actors Guild of Parkersburg presents, "Monty Python's Spamalot".  King Arthur, Knights of the Round Table, a Holy Grail, showgirls, killer rabbits, flying cows, French people.  Enjoy the "Dinner & Show Special" at Spats restaurant in the Blennerhassett Hotel in downtown Parkersburg.  Receive 15% off all entrees before or after a show at the Actors Guild Playhouse by presenting your theater tickets.
For more info, call (304) 485-1300 or visit actors-guild.com

July 23, 2016
Junction - Steel Earthworks Grand Opening
Junction-Steel Earthworks; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  1pm.  This this day forward, the park will be open daily to the general public.  At the website below, watch for details or sign up to receive special event announcements.
For more info, call N/A or visit arcofappalachia.org

July 23, 2016
Annual Vintage Tractor Parade
Bremen Area Historical Society; 161 Carter St; Bremen (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-2:30pm.  Cost:  Free.  Celebrate life in rural Ohio by attending this annual event.  Antique tractors, heritage arts, our famous food, activities for the entire family, a talking tour highlighting historic Bremen's quaint Victorian architecture, the Take a Tree Tour, unwind in Howell Park - there is something for everyone in Bremen!
For more info, call (740) 438-9211 or visit brememareahistoricalsociety.org

July 23, 2016
Tarlton Cruise-In
Crosstown Creamery Sweets & Treats & Diner; 90 W Main St; Tarlton (Pickaway county)
Hours:  5-9pm, fourth Saturday of the month June-September.  The 2016 dates are:  6/25, 7/23, 8/27, 9/24; no rain dates.  DJ by D-J Mac Thomas, door prizes, trivia.  Come on out and sit a while.  Enjoy each other's cars, company, stories.  All cars are welcome.
For more info, call (740) 412-2206 or visit N/A

July 24, 2016
Wahkeena Nature Preserve:  Summer Walk
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Program lasts approximately 90 minutes and is recommended for ages 12 and older.  Escape summer heat by taking a liesurely walk through Wahkeena's cool forests, meadows and wetlands and explore the rich botanical and animal diversity of the preserve.  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 25, 2016
Hustle & Bustle
Smeck Historical Farm; 7395 Basil Rd NW; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 25-30, 2016
Vinton County Jr Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Vinton County Fairgrounds; McArthur
For more info, visit vintoncountyjrfair.com

July 26, 2016
History Sleuth:  The Mysteries of the Mill
Rock Mill Park; 1429 Rockmill Pl NW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 27, 2016
Rock Mill Wednesday
Rock Mill Park; 1429 Rockmill Pl NW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-12pm.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 27 - August 6, 2016
OHIO STATE FAIR
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); Columbus
For more info, visit ohiostatefair.com

July 28, 2016
Rising Park Day
Rising Park; 1120 N High St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Fun for the entire family.  Part of the July 20-30 Lancaster Festival
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit lancasterparks.com

July 28, 2016
Summer Concert Series:  Classic Rock & Blues
Historic Fort Steuben; 120 S 3 St; Steubenville (Jefferson county)
Hours:  6:30pm Thursdays in the BBerkman Amphitheater.  Schedule subject to change; call to confirm before making a special trip.  Featuring:  Adrian Niles and Jim Jimerson & Airborne.
For more info, call (740) 283-1787 or visit oldfortsteuben.com

July 28, 2016
Creek Creeping
Cross Mound Park; 11615 16th Rd SW; Stoutsville (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 29, 2016
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2016 dates are 1/29, 2/26, 3/25, 4/29, 5/27, 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/25.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows.
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

July 29, 2016
Friday Night Bandstand - See July 20-30 Lancaster Festival
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

July 29, 2016
History Sleuth:  The Canal Case
Lockville Canal Park; 5895 Pickerington Rd NW, Carroll (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 29-30, 2016
Big Dog's Buckeye Cub Tug 2016
416 S Columbus St; Somerset (Perry county)
Ohio's premiere all-Cub tractor pull.  Food, fun, fellowship for the entire family while you learn more about the heritage and versatility of this little tractor.
For more info, call N/A or visit cubtug.com

July 29-30, 2016
7th Annual Canal Winchester Blues & Ribfest
Historic Downtown; Canal Winchester (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5-11pm Friday, 12-11pm Saturday.  Cost:  FREE admission.  A two-day summer street celebration featuring live blues music, world-class ribs, a wide variety of quality non-rib food options, children's activities, fan-cooled dining areas, a beer & wine garden for our Blues and rib-loving guests aged 21 and over.
For more info, call N/A or visit bluesandribfest.com

July 29-31, 2016
Sunflower Festival
Frankfort (Ross county)
Flower show, princess pageant, kids tractor pull, car show, grand parade, baby contest, craft market, 5k run/walk, food vendors.  Live music by McGuffey Lane!
For more info, call N/A or visit sunflowerfestival.net

July 29 - August 6, 2016
Pike County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Pike County Fairgrounds; 311 Mill St; Piketon (Pike county)
For more info, visit ohiofairs.org

July 30, 2016
Walk With the Director
Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  8-10am.  Cost:  FREE, donations appreciated.  Visitors Center Deck.  Hit the trail with one of the arboretum's directors.  Each month, visitors are guided through a different part of the arboretum, sometimes off the beaten path, and learn!  No registration is required.  2016 dates are:  July 30, August 27, September 24.
For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit dawesarb.org

July 30, 2016
Prairie Tour
Shawnee State Park; 4404 State Rte 125; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
Hours:  9am-3pm.  Tour four separate preserves.
For more info, call (740) 858-6652 or visit parks.ohiodnr.gov/shawnee

July 30, 2016
Gateway to Hocking Hills Trade Faire
Tarlton Town Hall; 105 S Harrison St; Tarlton (Hocking county)
Hours:  9am-3pm.  During Tarlton's annual village yard sale, the town hall will house vendors.  Check it out!
For more info, call (740) 477-8696 or visit N/A

July 30-31, 2016
Haymar Days Street Festival
Haymar Village; 100 block of Main St; Marietta (Washington county)
Maple Street shops open, country store, craft booths, all-day entertainment, opening of Hamar Train Bridge at noon Saturday.  The Mighty Minnesota Steam Tractor, featuring the Ohio River Valley Wistle Blow, Great Cagney Railroad Steam Train, classic car show on Sunday.
For more info, call (740) 215-4663 or visit facebook.com/www.HarmarVillageMariettaOhio

July 30-31, 2016
49th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Show
The Grove; Main & 10 Streets; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
Howard Chandler Christy Art Guild.  2016 featured artist, Bobbie Parsons.
For more info, call (740) 962-5642 or visit howardchandlerchristyartguild.weebly.com

July 31, 2016
Dog Days of Summer
Hocking Hills Canoe Livery; 12789 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  12-5pm.  Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer with your furry friend on the Hocking River.  Received 10% off your river trip if you bring a donation of pet necessities for the local animal shelter.
For more info, call (740) 385-0523 or visit hockingriver.com

July 31 - August 6, 2016
Pike County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Pike County Fairgrounds; Piketon
For more info, visit ohiofairs.org

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June 2016

Now through June 30, 2016
Exhibit:  "Toys and Collectibles"
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame; 13515 Yarmouth Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  9am-5pm daily.  A collection of toy motorcycles from the past 50 years, "possibly the greatest collection of motorcycle sidecar toys known to man".  See also on display a collection of Indian motorcycles including a 1928 Indian CLS213R, more.
For more info, call (614) 856-2222 or visit motorcyclemuseum.org

June 1-5, 2016
14th Annual Historic National Road Yard Sale
Baltimore, Maryland -to- Saint Louis, Missouri
The 14th Annual Historic National Road Yard Sale will find thousands of people traveling all or parts of the 200-year old Historic National Road (US Route 40), 800 some miles from Baltimore to St. Louis, from dawn to dusk, searching for treasures of all kinds.  Businesses and individuals set out their goods, fresh produce, bargains, antiques, furniture, collectibles and items strange and wonderful!  Last  year, the event was so popular, some restaurants even ran out of food to serve!  Put on your sturdy and comfortable shoes, pack snacks and drinks, engage some muscle (for loading furniture and large items), pocket lots of green ($$$), fill up the tank, throw some sunscreen, insect repellant, hand wipes, paper towels and a roll of toilet paper in a tote bag, and take off!
For more info, visit Historic National Road Yard Sale on Facebook

June 2-5, 2016
2016 Nelsonville Music Festival
Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Too much to list here!  Be sure to check out the website below for listings of artists and events.
For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org

June 3, 2016
First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  Find a map at the website below.  The 2016 dates are 1/1, 2/5, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2.
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit artcoz.org

June 3, 2016
Friday Night Bandstand - Bad Influence
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.  Genre:  Wide range of hits from the 1970-90s.
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

June 3, 2016
Destination Downtown Lancaster:  Walk-A-Bout
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
The museums open their doors with evening hours and a special focus on the family.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

June 3, 2016
Coshocton First Friday Celebration
Historic Downtown Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  5-8pm.  FREE event featuring games, outdoor concert, food vendors, cruise-in, shopping.  Walk the length of the quaint Main Street and discover hometown businesses and hospitality.  The first Friday of each month May through September; 2016 dates are:  5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2.
For more info, call (440) 666-2652 or visit N/A

June 3, 2016
2016 Summer Nights Cruise-In
Coughlin Circleville; 1395 S Court St; Circleville (Pickaway county)
Hours:  6-9pm First Fridays of each month May-October.  2016 dates are:  5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7; rain dates are the following Saturdays.  DJ provided by Black Sky Productions, food, 50/50, door prizes, sponsor's choice trophy, spectator's choice plaque, Coughlin goody bags, more.
For more info, call (614) 288-1489 or visit roundtowncruisers.org

June 3-4, 2016
14th Annual Meigs County Gold Wings & Ribs Fest
Riverfront Amphitheatre; 100 E Main St; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
Home of “Ohio’s Best Ribs”™ and “Ohio’s Best Wings”™.  Reserved motorcycle parking.  Art in the Park, two days of FREE entertainment in the Riverfront Amphitheatre, hometown shops for shopping, good food, motorcycle tours, motorcycle light parades, cookie stacking, hot dog eating contest, BBQ hog callin’ contest.  Just 30 minutes south of Ohio University in Athens.
For more info, call (740) 992-6677 or visit goldwingsandribs.com

June 3-4, 2016
5th Annual Antique Tractor & Machinery Show
Pike County Fairgrounds; 311 Mill St; Piketon (Pike county)
The first Sat-Sun of every June.  Presented by Souther Ohio Farm Power of the Past and Pike County Agricultural Society.  Family fun for everyone including tractor and machinery displays, demonstrations, crafts, food, live entertainment, more.
For more info, call (740) 820-2458 or visit N/A

June 3-5, 2016
Bluegrass Pickin' Weekend
Dillon State Park; 5265 Dillon Hills Dr; Nashport (Muskingum county)
Bring your instruments and jam all weekend.  Free Saturday night concert featuring Timberline Bluegrass; other bands to be announced.
For more info, call N/A or visit N/A

June 3-5, 2016
Summer 2016 Swap Days
Ross County Fairgrounds; 344 Fairground Rd; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  3p-dark Friday, daylight-dark Saturday, daylight-5pm Sunday.  Free admission.  $ 5.00 parking.  Southern Ohio's longest running swap days hosted by the Southern Ohio Poultry Association.  Swap days and flea market.  2016 dates are:  April 8-10, June 3-5, October 7-9.
For more info, call (937) 779-2914 or visit N/A

June 3-12, 2016
Theater:  Boeing Boeing, A Non-Stop Comedy
Actors Guild Playhouse; 724 Market St; Parkersburg, West Virginia
Hours:  evening and matinee performances.  Actors Guild of Parkersburg presents, "Beoing Boeing, A Non-Stop Comedy".  A fella's three fiancées show up at the same time; he let's someone else deal with them and hopes there are enough doors to hide behind and enough explanations to keep everyone happy.  Enjoy the "Dinner & Show Special" at Spats restaurant in the Blennerhassett Hotel in downtown Parkersburg.  Receive 15% off all entrees before or after a show at the Actors Guild Playhouse by presenting your theater tickets.
For more info, call (304) 485-1300 or visit actors-guild.com

June 4, 2016
Way Back Weekends 2016:  Music in The Hills
Heritage Farm Museum & Village; 3300 Harvey Rd; Huntington, West Virginia
Celebrate our long history of folk music with the Robin Kessinger Music Festival, featuring the West Virginia Flat Pick Guitar Championship and other live performances.
For more info, call (304) 522-1244 or visit heritagefarmmuseum.com

June 4, 2016
Cicada Workshop
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-1pm; approximately 3 hours.  For ages 12 and up.  2016 is the year of the 17-year cicada emergence at Wahkeena.  Dr. Gene Kritsky will discuss the cicada.  Space is limited, reservations required, call 800 297-1883.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

June 4-5, 2016
53rd Annual Spring Festival Car Show & Swap Meet
Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  8am-4pm Saturday, 1-4pm Sunday cruise-in, class judging and awards.  FREE admission.  Find the LOCC Spring Festival Sunday Parking Map, the Spring Festival flyer, Car Show Participant Registration Form and Swap Meet Vendor Registration Form on their website.  Classes have designated spots on the grounds for Sunday's judged show.
For more info, call N/A or visit lancasteroldcarclub.org

June 9, 2016
Pondering Ponds
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10:30am, program approximately 90 minutes and is ideal for ages 7-12.  Every wonder what is living in a pond?  The park's interpretive staff will explore all that wiggles, jumps and swims in a pond.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

June 9-11, 2016
35th Annual Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival
Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  4-8pm Thursday, 12-9pm Friday, 6am-9pm Saturday.  The longest-running balloon festival in Ohio.  FREE admission.  More than 25 hot air balloons will fill the sky. There will be musical entertainment, carnival rides, festive foods, crafters, more.
For more info, call N/A or visit visitcoshocton.com

June 9-11, 2016
Coshocton Antique Flea Market
Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  4-9pm Thursday-Friday, 8am-9pm Saturday.  FREE admission and parking.  Glassware, furniture, vintage jewelry, advertising items, artifacts, books, local yearbooks, crocks, food vendors, more.  Show is held rain or shine.  2016 dates are:  6/9-11, 7/9, 8/13.
For more info, call (740) 622-6329 or visit N/A

June 9-11, 2016
Ohio's Friendliest Train Robbery
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway; 33 West Canal St; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  6pm, train departs Nelsonville depot for a two-hour trip.  Bandits on horseback rob the train.  Play money is distributed to everyone on the train before departure.  The robbers, after stopping the train, will come through to collect the booty.  Guns are used but with blanks; there is a safe atmosphere on board.  These events often sell-out quickly so make reservations as early as possible.  The 2016 events are 6/11, 7/9 and 8/6.  Note:  The 'robbers' are riders from nearby Smoke Rise Ranch.  If you are a rider and wish to be part of the group of bandits, call (740) 767-2624 or (800) 292-1732 or visit smokeriseranch.com.  At Smoke Rise Ranch you can experience the Old West on the 2,000-acre ranch located about 10 miles from the railway near Murray City on State Rte 78.  It is a working cow ranch with real cowboys.  There is horseback riding by the hour on over 100 miles of trail, a variety of cabin and camping rentals, fishing ponds, hiking trail, pool and a playground. 
For more info, call (740) 753-9531 or visit hvsry.org

June 10, 2016
Friday Night Bandstand - New Basics Brass Band
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.  Genre:  Jazz, R&B, New Orleans Funk and Groove sounds.
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

June 10, 2016
11th Annual Street Fest
Waverly (Pike county)
Hours:  5pm.  Beer garden, Old Jailhouse Grand Taste, live music featuring country rock and bluegrass, Great Ohio Goat Drop, more.
For more info, call (740) 708-1325 or visit N/A

June 10, 2016
Marietta Merchants & Artists Walk
100 Front St; Marietta (Washington county)
Stroll through historic doentown Marietta and Harmar Village to visit more then 35 merchants featuring local and regional artisans.  Refreshments, live music, more.
For more info, call (800) 288-2577 or visit mariettaohio.org

June 10-12, 2016
Teen Musical, "13"
Zanesville Community Theatre; 940 Findley Av; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  8pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday.  53rd Season of Live Theatre.  Also playing June 17-19.
For more info, call (740) 455-6487 or visit zct.org

June 10-12, 2016
Columbus Arts Festival
Downtown Riverfront; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  11am-10:30pm Friday-Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday.  Check out their website for a festival guidebook.
For more info, call (614) 224-2606 or visit columbusartsfestival.org

June 11, 2016
Destination Downtown Lancaster:  Saturday Cinema, "Inside Out"
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Bring the family, blankets and snacks; watch a family-friendly movie under the stars.  The 2016 dates are 5/14, 6/11, 7/9, 8/3.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

June 11-12, 2016
Lucasville Trade Days
Scioto County Fairgrounds; 1193-1200 Fairground Rd; Lucasville (Scioto county)
Hours:  7am-7pm Saturday-Sunday.  Admission:  $ 2.00.  This event features dogs, poultry and other farm animals plus every kind of flea market treasure you can imagine.  Antiques or 'junk' from barns, garages and attics.  2016 dates:  April 16-17, June 11-12, September 24,25.
For more info, call (937) 728-6643 or visit lucasvilletradedays.com

June 11-12, 2016
33rd Annual Elm Grove Days
Elm Grove (Pike county)
Sponsored by Elm Grove Fire Department.  A family atmosphere, arts and crafts, games, spinning and weaving demonstrations, auction, pageant, fis fry, home-cooked meals.  Free admission.
For more info, call (740) 222-2535 or visit N/A

June 12, 2016
Corvettes at Roscoe Village
Historic Roscoe Village; 600 N Whitewoman St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  10am-4pm.  FREE admission and parking.  Listen to tunes of the 1950-60s as you admire more than 200 Corvettes and talk to their proud owners.  Roscoe Village is a restored 1830 canal town, once a bustling port along the Ohio & Erie Canal.
For more info, call (800) 877-1830 or (740) 622-7644 or visit roscoevillage.com

June 12, 2016
Fern Walk
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm; approximately 90 minutes with frequent stops.  For ages 12 and up.  Wahkneena is home to 33 species of ferns.  Join a naturalist and learn to identify some of the common species, discover their unique life history.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

June 16-18, 2016
16th Washboard Music Festival
Downtown; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  5-9pm Thursday, 12-11pm Friday-Saturday.  Come to the heart of beautiful Hocking Hills and join the festivities of Ohio's unique music festival celebrating the enduring role of the washboard in music styles from jazz to jug band to Zydeco.  Wholesome entertainment for the entire family including about 45 musicians.  Free, non-stop entertainment.  The Columbus Washboard Company offers free tours.  Local artists and craft vendors line the streets, local vendors providing great food.  A grand parade Saturday at 6pm and other special events.
For more info, call (740) 777-1445 or visit washboardmusicfestival.com

June 17, 2016
Cruise-In
McDonald's; 1124 E Main St; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  6pm; third friday of the month May-September; rain or shine.  The 2016 dates are:  5/20, 6/17, 7/15, 8/19, 9/16.  Cost:  Free.  Hosted by Igniters Street Rods LLC.  1950-60s music by Mean Gene, door prizes, dash plaques.
For more info, call (740) 774-2335 or visit N/A

June 17, 2016
Friday Night Bandstand - Luxury Brown
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.  Genre:  R&B, Soul, Pop, Jazz
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

June 17-18, 2016
Mid-Ohio Valley Players - Harvey
229 Putnam St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  8am Friday-Saturday.  Harvey is an imaginary six-foot-six rabbit.  To avoid future embarrassment for her family, Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium.  Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood's hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also so the doctors mistakenly commit her.  Only at the end does Veta realize that Harvey isn't so bad after all..  This show's dates are 6/17-18, 6/24-26.
For more info, call (740) 374-9434 or visit midohiovalleyplayers.org

June 17-18, 2016
Night Flight Zip Line Tour
Hocking Hills Canopy Tours; 10714 Jackson St; Rockbridge (Athens county)
Hours:  8:30-10:30pm.  Cost:  $79.  Available during full moon nights from June-October; 2016 dates are June 17-18, July 15-16, August 19-20, September 16-17, October 14-15.  The "Moonshine" tour includes 6 zip lines and 4 skybridges. 
For more info, call (740) 385-9477 or visit hockinghillscanopytours.com

June 17-19, 2016
Teen Musical, "13"
Zanesville Community Theatre; 940 Findley Av; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  8pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday.  53rd Season of Live Theatre.
For more info, call (740) 455-6487 or visit zct.org

June 17-19, 2016
42nd Annual Coshocton Dulcimer Days Festival
Historic Roscoe Village; 600 N Whitewoman St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  10am-4pm.  FREE admission and parking.  The longest-running heritage music festival in Ohio.  The mission of this festival is to preserve a part of the Appalachian heritage by focusing on its music.  There are to be workshops, headliners' concerts, mini-concerts, jam sessions, and the Mid-east Regional Championships competitions will take place on Sunday, the 19th.  Keep in mind the vendors are not able to process credit cards; ATMs are available throughout the village.  Roscoe Village is a restored 1830 canal town, once a bustling port along the Ohio & Erie Canal.
For more info, call (800) 877-1830 or (740) 622-7644 or visit roscoevillage.com or coshoctondulcimerdays.com

June 18, 2016
30th Annual Super Cruise-In -  Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show
Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  9am-5pm car show, 7pm evening concert featuring The Fabulous Thunderbirds and McGuffey Lane.  2016 Feature Car is the 1966 Nova owned by David Brown.  Lots of food vendors, auction, door prizes, silent auction, face painting, more.
For more info, call (866) 611-2645 or visit earthangelfoundation.org

June 18, 2016
National Road Bike Show & RibFest
Wheeling Av; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
Hours:  11am-8pm.  Entertainment, beer garden, food, live auction, fun for the entire family.
For more info, call (740) 439-2238 or visit downtowncambridge.com

June 18-25, 2016
Pickaway County Fair - one of SE Ohio's county fairs
Pickaway County Fairgrounds; 415 Lancaster Pike; Circleville (Pickaway county)
For more info, visit pickawaycountyfair.info

June 20, 2016
First Day of Summer

June 21, 2016
Old Time Music Jam Session
The Bowen House; 196 Market St; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  6:30pm.  Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar or favorite instrument and join right in.  New and experienced musicians are welcome.  Leave with new skills after every session.  Donation are graciously appreciated for the instructor.
For more info, call (740) 385-0344 or visit bowenhouse.org

June 24, 2016
Friday Night Bandstand - Bumper Jacksons
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.  Genre:  Bluegrass
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

June 24, 2016
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2016 dates are 1/29, 2/26, 3/25, 4/29, 5/27, 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/25.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows.
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

June 24, 2016
17th Annual "Rhythm on the River" Summer Music Series
Riverside Amphitheater; 100 E Main St.; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
Hours:  8-10pm in historic downtown Pomeroy.  Cost:  FREE.  Join the Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society for an evening of live music on the Ohio River.  The 2016 line-up is:  June 24 Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons, July 1 Johnny Rawls, July 8 Mark May Band, July 15 Daddy featuring Will Kimbrough & Tommy Womack, July 22, Mac Arnold & Plate Full of Blues.
For more info, call (877) MEIGSCO or visit pomeroyblues.org

June 24-16, 2016
Mid-Ohio Valley Players - Harvey
229 Putnam St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  8am Friday-Saturday, 3pm Sunday.  Harvey is an imaginary six-foot-six rabbit.  To avoid future embarrassment for her family, Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium.  Veta explains to the staff that her years of living with Elwood's hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also so the doctors mistakenly commit her.  Only at the end does Veta realize that Harvey isn't so bad after all..  This show's dates are 6/17-18, 6/24-26.
For more info, call (740) 374-9434 or visit midohiovalleyplayers.org

June 25, 2016
Tarlton Cruise-In
Crosstown Creamery Sweets & Treats & Diner; 90 W Main St; Tarlton (Pickaway county)
Hours:  5-9pm, fourth Saturday of the month June-September.  The 2016 dates are:  6/25, 7/23, 8/27, 9/24; no rain dates.  DJ by D-J Mac Thomas, door prizes, trivia.  Come on out and sit a while.  Enjoy each other's cars, company, stories.  All cars are welcome.
For more info, call (740) 412-2206 or visit N/A

June 25, 2016
Pike Lake Appalachian Music Festival
Pike Lake State Park; 1847 Pike Lake Rd; Bainbridge (Ross county)
Musicians from all over southern Ohio.
For more info, call (740) 493-2212 or visit pikelakestatepark.com

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May 2016

Now through June 30, 2016
Exhibit:  "Toys and Collectibles"
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame; 13515 Yarmouth Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  9am-5pm daily.  A collection of toy motorcycles from the past 50 years, "possibly the greatest collection of motorcycle sidecar toys known to man".  See also on display a collection of Indian motorcycles including a 1928 Indian CLS213R, more.
For more info, call (614) 856-2222 or visit motorcyclemuseum.org

May 1, 2016
May Day at Rock Mill - Open House
Rock Mill Park; 1429 Rockmill Pl NW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1-5pm.  The oldest and largest mill in Ohio and the covered bridge beside it.  Specialty mill-themed items will be available in the gift shop, new note cards with five scenes of the mill and area, new mugs, aprons, feed sacks, prints for framing, more.
For more info, call N/A or visit N/A

May 1, 2016
Zane Grey Opening Day
National Road Zane Grey Museum; 8850 East Pike; Norwich (Guernsey county)
Hours:  12-4pm.  Admission by donations that support educational programs of the museum.  Vintage baseball by the Ohio Village Muffins, ODNR Passport to Fishing program, Dutch oven cooking, lassoing and ground roping, musical entertainment.
For more info, call (740) 826-3305 or visit ohiohistory.com

May 1, 2016
Wildflower Walk
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm; approximately 90 minutes with frequent stops.  Cost:  FREE.  The woodlands are filled with a variety of beautiful spring wildflowers including violets, trillium, orchids.  Join a naturalis5 for a leisurely hike exploring the beauty folklore and medicinal uses of our native Ohio wildflowers.  Other topic of natural history may be discussed along the way.  Wildflower Walks in May are 5/1, 5/8, 5/15.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

May 1, 2016
OSD (Ohio  School for the Deaf) Spring Carnival
Ohio School for the Deaf; 500 Morse Rd; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  12-5pm.  Volunteers are still needed; if you wish to volunteer, send an email to Lisa Pritts at osd.pta.carnival@gmail.com.  The Spring Carnival is an OSD tradition.  There will be new and exciting activities including a giant slide, a rock climbing wall, Zorb balls (human hamster balls), a ninja jump, basketball, a cornhole tournament.  The Turtle Lady will bring Mr Turtle and other critters.  Face painting, hair wrapping, carnival-type games, plus good food including 15-hour roasted beef brisket, hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, cotton candy, snow cones, funnel cakes, more.  All proceeds will go to the OSD Spartan PTA.
For more info, call N/A or visit osd.oh.gov

May 1-2, 2016
Hopalong Cassidy Reunion / Western Collectible Toy Show & Sale
Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center; 7033 Glenn Highway; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
Hours:  9am-5pm Friday and dinner at Cambridge City Park; 9am-3pm Saturday and dinner at Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center.
For more info, call (740) 439-7009 or visit hopalongcassidyfestival.com

May 5-8, 2016
32nd Annual Wild Turkey Festival
Downtown McArthur (Vinton county)
Hours:  5pm-11pm Thursday, 11am-11pm Friday-Saturday, 12pm-5pm Sunday.  Food, music, fun for the whole family.  Nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides, games, car show, quilt show, more.
For more info, call (740) 591-1118 or 596-9889 or visit vintoncountytravel.com

May 6, 2016
First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  Find a map at the website below.  The 2016 dates are 1/1, 2/5, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2.
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit artcoz.org

May 6, 2016
Destination Downtown Lancaster:  Ladies Night Out
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Gather the ladies together and enjoy specials in businesses throughout downtown.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

May 6, 2016
Coshocton First Friday Celebration & Kick-Off Parade
Historic Downtown Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  5-8pm.  FREE event featuring games, outdoor concert, food vendors, cruise-in, shopping.  Walk the length of the quaint Main Street and discover hometown businesses and hospitality.  The first Friday of each month May through September; 2016 dates are:  5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2.
For more info, call (440) 666-2652 or visit N/A

May 6, 2016
2016 Summer Nights Cruise-In
Coughlin Circleville; 1395 S Court St; Circleville (Pickaway county)
Hours:  6-9pm First Fridays of each month May-October.  2016 dates are:  5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7; rain dates are the following Saturdays.  DJ provided by Black Sky Productions, food, 50/50, door prizes, sponsor's choice trophy, spectator's choice plaque, Coughlin goody bags, more.
For more info, call (614) 288-1489 or visit roundtowncruisers.org

May 6, 2016
Olde Pickerington Village Chocolate Hop
Old Pickerington Village; State Rte 256; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6-8:30pm.  Make a small donation to benefit Pickerington High School and community events, pick up a map, receive chocolate treats at several Olde village merchants.
For more info, call (614) 360-0899 or visit pickeringtonvillage.com

May 6-7, 2016
2016 Perry County Home & Garden Show
Perry County Fairgrounds; State Rte 37 W; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  3-7pm Friday, 8am-2pm Saturday.  Admission is FREE.  Sponsored by OSU Extension Perry County Master Gardeners and the Perry County Tribune.  Find all the advice, products, services and inspiration you need to create a gorgeous living space - garden programs, landscape and garden plants, home decor, educational displays, children's programs, local greenhouses, food vendor, door prizes, antiques and almost-antiques.  See also Glasshouse Works, the nationally-known grower of rare and unusual plants for home and garden.
For more info, call (740) 743-1602 or 342-4121 or visit perry.osu.edu

May 6-7, 2016
Yellow Flag Community Sales
West Lafayette (Coshocton county)
For more info, call (740) 502-2481 or visit N/A

May 6-8, 2016
Mid-Ohio Valley Players - Life Goes On
229 Putnam St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  8am Friday-Saturday, 3pm Sunday.  A judge, a doctor and a mortician have invested their entire life savings in a scheme for perpetual embalming.  Now, the man they trusted has taken off with their money.  The judge dies before his life insurance will pay off so they must make it seem that he is still alive.  This show's dates are 4/29-30, 5/6-8, 5/13-14.
For more info, call (740) 374-9434 or visit midohiovalleyplayers.org

May 7, 2016
Way Back Weekends 2016:  20th Anniversary Spring Festival
Heritage Farm Museum & Village; 3300 Harvey Rd; Huntington, West Virginia
Appalachian artisans preserve interactive crafts of yesteryear.  Other new and exciting experiences await, including Six Simple Machines Discovery Zone, Generations Hall's 20th Century murals, and a state-of-the-art maker space.
For more info, call (304) 522-1244 or visit heritagefarmmuseum.com

May 7, 2016
4th Annual Arts & Crafts Show
Lake Hope State Park; 27331 State Rte 278; McArthur (Vinton county)
Hours:  10am-7pm.  Many new vendors this year.  Have lunch and/or supper at the lodge.  Music during the afternoon and evening.
For more info, call (740) 596-5253 or visit ohiostateparks.org/lakehope

May 7, 2016
Deerassic Park Spring Fest
Deerassic Park Education Center; 14250 Cadiz Rd; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
Hours:  10am-5pm.  First 500 kids age 15 or order arriving Saturday receive a free shirt.  Free primitive camping Friday-Saturday.  A youth program designs for children of ages 5-15 to provide hands-on activities including archery, fishing, camping, canoeing, riflery, more.
For more info, call (740) 435-3335 or visit deerassic.com

May 7-8, 2016
55th Annual TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley)
Columbus to Portsmouth to Columbus
America's Bicycle Touring Classic.  2,500 riders, 210 or 105 miles.  Now, there is a one-day option, see the website for details.
For more info, call (614) 785-1300 or visit tosrv.org

May 8, 2016
Wildflower Walk
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm; approximately 90 minutes with frequent stops.  Cost:  FREE.  The woodlands are filled with a variety of beautiful spring wildflowers including violets, trillium, orchids.  Join a naturalist for a leisurely hike exploring the beauty folklore and medicinal uses of our native Ohio wildflowers.  Other topic of natural history may be discussed along the way.  Wildflower Walks in May are 5/1, 5/8, 5/15.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

May 12-15, 2016
5th Annual Buckeye TrailFest
Historic Zoar Village (Stark county)
Sponsored by the Buckeye Trail Association.  This year the fest is not in southeast Ohio but is being posted because the trail extends through this area and other events posted by Buckeye Trail Association may be of interested to our readers.
For more info, call N/A or visit buckeyetrailfest.org

May 12-15, 2016
48th Annual All American Youth Horse Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  8am-11pm.  FREE event.  Coliseum, Denny Hales Pavilion, Cooper Arena, Gilligan Complex, Paddock.  The 46th Annual All American Youth Horse Show will feature riding styles including Western, contest, reining, trail, hunters and jumpers.
For more info, call N/A or visit aayhshow.com

May 13-14, 2016
Mid-Ohio Valley Players - Life Goes On
229 Putnam St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  8am Friday-Saturday.  A judge, a doctor and a mortician have invested their entire life savings in a scheme for perpetual embalming.  Now, the man they trusted has taken off with their money.  The judge dies before his life insurance will pay off so they must make it seem that he is still alive.  This show's dates are 4/29-30, 5/6-8, 5/13-14.
For more info, call (740) 374-9434 or visit midohiovalleyplayers.org

May 13-15, 2016
Lancaster Community Days Festival
Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  4-10pm Friday, 12pm-12pm Saturday, 12pm-8pm Sunday.  FREE admission.  Sponsored by the West Side United Neighbors Block Watch.  A family-friendly event with rides, games, music, food, fireworks, car show, marbles tournament, craft show, amusement rides, more.
For more info, call (740) 654-9248 or visit communitydaysfestival.org

May 14, 2016
Destination Downtown Lancaster:  Saturday Cinema, "The Good Dinosaur"
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Bring the family, blankets and snacks; watch a family-friendly movie under the stars.  The 2016 dates are 5/14, 6/11, 7/9, 8/3.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

May 14, 2016
International Migratory Bird Day Walk
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  8:15 am; approximately 90 minutes with frequent stops.  Cost:  FREE.  For ages 12 and older.  By mid-May, Wahkeena will be filled with many species of migrating birds.  Over 100 different species have been documented, Wahkeena is a fantastic birding site.  Expert birder, Rich Pendlebury, will lead the hike.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

May 14, 2016
Coshocton Antique Flea Market
Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  8am-4pm.  FREE admission and parking.  Glassware, furniture, vintage jewelry, advertising items, artifacts, books, local yearbooks, crocks, food vendors, more.  Show is held rain or shine.  2016 dates are:  6/9-11, 7/9, 8/13.
For more info, call (740) 622-6329 or visit N/A

May 15, 2016
Wildflower Walk
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm; approximately 90 minutes with frequent stops.  Cost:  FREE.  The woodlands are filled with a variety of beautiful spring wildflowers including violets, trillium, orchids.  Join a naturalist for a leisurely hike exploring the beauty folklore and medicinal uses of our native Ohio wildflowers.  Other topic of natural history may be discussed along the way.  Wildflower Walks in May are 5/1, 5/8, 5/15.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

May 17, 2016
Old Time Music Jam Session
The Bowen House; 196 Market St; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  6:30pm.  Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar or favorite instrument and join right in.  New and experienced musicians are welcome.  Leave with new skills after every session.  Donation are graciously appreciated for the instructor.
For more info, call (740) 385-0344 or visit bowenhouse.org

May 20, 2016
Cruise-In
McDonald's; 1124 E Main St; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  6pm; third friday of the month May-September; rain or shine.  The 2016 dates are:  5/20, 6/17, 7/15, 8/19, 9/16.  Cost:  Free.  Hosted by Igniters Street Rods LLC.  1950-60s music by Mean Gene, door prizes, dash plaques.
For more info, call (740) 774-2335 or visit N/A

May 21, 2016
6th Annual Cruise-In at the Convo
Ohio University Convocation Center; 95 Richland Av; Athens (Athens county)
Hours:  All Day, registration from 9am-12pm.  An annual car show hosted by the Alumni Varsity Band and OUMBSAF; all proceeds support the Marching 110 and Alumni Bands.
For more info, call (740) 594-3733 or visit N/A

May 21, 2016
Deerassic Park Community Yard Sale
Deerassic Park Education Center; 14250 Cadiz Rd; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
Hours:  9am-2pm rain or shine.  Free to the public.  Browse, find something you cannot live without.
For more info, call (740) 435-3335 or visit deerassic.com

May 21, 2016
Plant Sale & Garden Fair and 36th Annual Bonsai Show
Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  9am-3pm.  Find some rare gems that cannot be found elsewhere.  Enhance your landscape with unique plants cultivated by our horticulture experts.  Merchants and professionals offer wares and services in all areas of gardening, landscaping and home decor.
For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit dawesarb.org

May 21-22, 2016
Nelsonville to East Logan Train
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway; 33 West Canal St; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  1pm, train departs Nelsonville depot for a 1.5 hour round-trip ride to East Logan.  Narration provided during the ride to point out location of interest such as the historic Hocking Canal Lock No 19, historic buildings of Haydenville, and a history of the railroad.  Open-air and enclosed coaches available.  Be sure to see Ohio's Friendliest Train Robbery on 6/11, 7/9 and 8/6.
For more info, call (740) 753-9531 or visit hvsry.org

May 22, 2016
Fern Walk
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm; approximately 90 minutes with frequent stops.  Cost:  FREE.  For ages 12 and older.  Wahkeena is home to 33 species of ferns.  Join a naturalist and learn to identify some of the most common species, discover their unique life history.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

May 26-29, 2016
32nd Annual Feast of the Flowering Moon
Yoctangee Park: 35 S Paint St; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Chillicothe, Ohio's first capital city, rich in Indian history, hosts the annual Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival.  The festival draws crowds of approximately 85,000.  Yoctangee Park, in historic downtown, makes a perfect setting for this family oriented three-day event featuring Native American music and dancing, traders and exhibits, a mountain men encampment rendezvous with working craftsmen and demonstrations, an extensive arts and crafts show with over 80 crafters and commercial exhibits.  Entertainment is continuous on the main stage and there is good food, fun, games and contests.  Most importantly, this is an educational experience.  All events are FREE to the public and include a Kid's Fun Run, Senior Citizens Day and the Anything That Floats But A Boat Race.
For more info, call N/A or visit feastofthefloweringmoon.org

May 26-30, 2016
26th Annual Moonshine Festival
Main St; New Straitsville (Perry county)
Hours:  5pm Thursday and Friday, 12pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  In the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, the festival features a variety of events including a working moonshine still display, local history museum, flea market vendors, moonshine burgers, moonshine pie, moonshine doggies, carnival rides and games, good food, souvenirs, talent show, cruise-in and two parades concluding with the Grand Parade on Monday.  Free entertainment including Grand Ole Opry Show on Sunday and entertainment by Cliff Cody, AC/DC Tribute Band, Night Prowler, Bailie & The Boys with special guest Haley Watson.  Back by popular demand are the Garden Tractor Pull, a Garden Tractor Demo Derby and a Pedal Pull.
For more info, call (740) 394-2239 or 394-2727 or visit N/A

May 27, 2016
Paint Valley Jamboree
Paxton Theatre; 125 E Main St; Bainbridge (Ross county)
Select Friday nights at 7pm.  Touted as the “Oldest Country Music Show in Ohio”, Since 1965.  Live music, many regular singers and performers.  Talented musicians and singers should call Ralph for an audition.
For more info, (740) 634-3333 or visit paintvalleyjamboree.com

May 27, 2016
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2016 dates are 1/29, 2/26, 3/25, 4/29, 5/27, 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/25.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows.
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

May 27-30, 2016
Muskingum Valley Trade Days
State Rte 78; Reinersville (Muskingum county)
Between McConnelsville and Caldwell.  Large outdoor flea market.
For more info, call (740) 558-2740 or visit N/A

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April 2016

All Month
Exhibit:  "Toys and Collectibles"
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame; 13515 Yarmouth Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  9am-5pm daily.  A collection of toy motorcycles from the past 50 years, "possibly the greatest collection of motorcycle sidecar toys known to man".  See also on display a collection of Indian motorcycles including a 1928 Indian CLS213R, more.
For more info, call (614) 856-2222 or visit motorcyclemuseum.org

April 1, 2016
First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  Find a map at the website below.  The 2016 dates are 1/1, 2/5, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2.
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit artcoz.org

April 1, 2016
Paint Valley Jamboree
Paxton Theatre; 125 E Main St; Bainbridge (Ross county)
Select Friday nights at 7pm.  Touted as the “Oldest Country Music Show in Ohio”, Since 1965.  Live music, many regular singers and performers.  Talented musicians and singers should call Ralph for an audition.
For more info, (740) 634-3333 or visit paintvalleyjamboree.com

April 1-2, 2016
2016 Dairy Barn Fest
Dairy Barn Arts Center; 8000 Dairy Lane; Athens (Athens county)
Hours:  3-8pm Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday.  There will be complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar from 5-8pm Friday.  More than 40 artists and vendors from around the region selling their handcrafted goods.  Don't miss this Spring shopping tradition.
For more info, call (740) 592-4981 or visit dairybarn.org

April 1-2, 2016
Exhibit:  "The Picture of Health"
Ohio Glass Museum; Ohio Glass Museum; 124 W Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Exhibit Hours:  1-4pm Tuesday-Saturday.  The Glass Blowing Studio is open during regular museum hours for demonstrations - experience the process.
For more info, call (740) 687-0101 or visit ohioglassmuseum.org

April 4, 2016
ASL (American Sign Language) Level I - Evening Class
DSC (Deaf Services Center); 5830 N High St; Worthington (Franklin county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm Mondays beginning April 4 for 10 weeks.  Cost:  $30.  See website for upcoming ASL II, ASL III and ASL IV class dates.
For more info, call (614) 841-1991 or visit dsc.org

April 7, 2016
ASL (American Sign Language) Level I - Evening Class
DSC (Deaf Services Center); 5830 N High St; Worthington (Franklin county)
Hours:  6:30-8pm Thursdays beginning April 7 for 10 weeks.  Cost:  $30.  See website for upcoming ASL II, ASL III and ASL IV class dates.
For more info, call (614) 841-1991 or visit dsc.org

April 7-10, 2016
50th Equine Affaire & Fantasia
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Celebrate the horse!  Educational - more than 230 clinics, seminars and demonstrations.  Shop the largest equine-related trade show in the nation - more than 450 of the nation's leading retailers, manufacturers, service providers, organizations selling their tack, riding apparel, artwork, gifts, grooming supplies, fencing, stalls, barns, equipment, trailers.  Celebrity horses and competitions.
For more info, call (740) 845-0085 or visit equineaffaire.com

April 8, 2016
Destination Downtown Lancaster:  Chocolate Walk
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Enjoy chocolate in all its glorious forms as you stroll through downtown.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

April 8-10, 2016
Spring 2016 Swap Days
Ross County Fairgrounds; 344 Fairground Rd; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  3p-dark Friday, daylight-dark Saturday, daylight-5pm Sunday.  Free admission.  $ 5.00 parking.  Southern Ohio's longest running swap days hosted by the Southern Ohio Poultry Association.  Swap days and flea market.  2016 dates are:  April 8-10, June 3-5, October 7-9.
For more info, call (937) 779-2914 or visit N/A

April 9, 2016
Weaving Workshop
Historic Roscoe Village; 600 N Whitewoman St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  10am.  Reservations are required for this two-hour weaving workshop; must be 10 years of age or older.  Roscoe Village is a restored 1830 canal town, once a bustling port along the Ohio & Erie Canal.
For more info, call (800) 877-1830 or (740) 622-7644 or visit roscoevillage.com

April 9, 2016
Columbus Zoo Comes to Pike County
Pike County Fairgrounds; 311 Mill St; Piketon (Pike county)
Hours:  1pm and 2pm showtimes.  FREE and open to the public.  Live animals from around the world - dingo, armadillo, river otter, penguin, three-toed sloth, more.  Learn from the zoo's professional animal handlers.  Learn about their habitat, status in the wild, habits, other conservation issues.  Kettle-cooked soup beans, cornbread, hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks provided.
For more info, call (740) 947-5353 or visit N/A

April 10, 2016
Beginning Bird
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am; approximately 90 minutes with frequent stops.  Cost:  FREE.  See also April 23.  For ages 10 and older.  Bring binoculars and a field guide.  On this hike, learn to identify some of Ohio's resident birds and some early migrants.  Geared to the novice birder, focusing on what to look for when trying to get an identification.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

April 12, 2016
Ragtime, The Musical
Vern Riffe Center for the Arts; Shawnee State University; 940 Second St; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
Hours:  7:30pm.  "At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing... and anything is possible.  The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician unford - set in turn-of-the-century New York - all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow".
For more info, call (740) 351-3600 or visit sopaa.org

April 15, 2016
Paint Valley Jamboree
Paxton Theatre; 125 E Main St; Bainbridge (Ross county)
Select Friday nights at 7pm.  Touted as the “Oldest Country Music Show in Ohio”, Since 1965.  Live music, many regular singers and performers.  Talented musicians and singers should call Ralph for an audition.
For more info, (740) 634-3333 or visit paintvalleyjamboree.com

April 15-17, 2016
15th Annual Shoot the Hills Photography Contest
Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
Shoot the Hills is the official fundraiser of the Friends of the Hocking Hills State Park.  All proceeds are used to build and maintain photo-friendly wildlife blinds and habitats in the park.  Check their site for registration (registration begins in mid-January) and rules.  The park has many events too numerous to list here.
For more info, call (877) 403-4477 or visit friendsofhockinghills.org

April 15-17, 2016
Musical, "Chicago"
Zanesville Community Theatre; 940 Findley Av; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  8pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday.  53rd Season of Live Theatre.  Also playing April 22-24.
For more info, call (740) 455-6487 or visit zct.org

April 15-30, 2016
Theater:  Legally Blonde, The Musical
Actors Guild Playhouse; 724 Market St; Parkersburg, West Virginia
Hours:  evening and matinee performances.  Actors Guild of Parkersburg presents, "Legally Blonde, The Musical".  What's a girl to do when her boyfriend dumps her?  Go to law school and change the world.  Enjoy the "Dinner & Show Special" at Spats restaurant in the Blennerhassett Hotel in downtown Parkersburg.  Receive 15% off all entrees before or after a show at the Actors Guild Playhouse by presenting your theater tickets.
For more info, call (304) 485-1300 or visit actors-guild.com

April 16, 2016
DeafNation Expo - a sign language event
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9am-5pm.  FREE admission.  FREE expo.  FREE entertainment.  FREE workshops.  The philosophy is that FREE admission bring a diversity of attendees who can share the culture, needs, language and information.  DeafNation Expo is the foremost touring trade show for, by and about Deaf people.  The Expo began in 2003 with just six expos; it has doubled and is still growing!
For more info, call N/A or visit ohioexpocenter.com or deafnation.com/dnexpo

April 16, 2016
59th Buckeye Model Train & Railroad Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9a-4p.  Several large working layouts including Central Ohio N-Sales, more.  Over 275 tables representing dealers from all over the nation with all gauges and railroad antiques for sale.
For more info, call (888) 646-3976 or visit gserr.com

April 16, 2016
Ultimate Tribute to Wings, The Beatles & Sir Paul McCartney
Majestic Theatre; 45 E 2nd St; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  7:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm.  The McCartney Project pays tribute to Paul McCartney and the music of Wings and The Beatles.
For more info, call (740) 772-2041 or visit majesticchillicothe.net

April 16, 2016
2nd Annual Blue Ribbon 5k
Perry County Children Services; 526 Mill St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  9am.  Fundraiser hosted by Perry County Children Services Board.  Walk or run, strollers are welcome, post race snacks and music DJ, awards.
For more info, call (740) 342-3836 or visit facebook.com/pccsb

April 16-17, 2016
Lucasville Trade Days
Scioto County Fairgrounds; 1193-1200 Fairground Rd; Lucasville (Scioto county)
Hours:  7am-7pm Saturday-Sunday.  Admission:  $ 2.00.  This event features dogs, poultry and other farm animals plus every kind of flea market treasure you can imagine.  Antiques or 'junk' from barns, garages and attics.  2016 dates:  April 16-17, June 11-12, September 24,25.
For more info, call (937) 728-6643 or visit lucasvilletradedays.com

April 19, 2016
Old Time Music Jam Session
The Bowen House; 196 Market St; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  6:30pm.  Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar or favorite instrument and join right in.  New and experienced musicians are welcome.  Leave with new skills after every session.  Donation are graciously appreciated for the instructor.
For more info, call (740) 385-0344 or visit bowenhouse.org

April 21-24, 2016
46th Annual Pike County Dogwood Festival
715 E Main St; Piketon (Pike county)
Daily entertainment, great food, contests, rides, fun things for kids, craft vendors, annual car show, parade, more.  On Friday from 4-6pm the amusement rides operated by Classic Midway LLC will be FREE thanks to sponsors Southern Ohio Medical Center and the IOOF lodge #323.
For more info, call (740) or visit pikecountydogwoodfestival.com

April 22-24, 2016
Musical, "Chicago"
Zanesville Community Theatre; 940 Findley Av; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  8pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday.  53rd Season of Live Theatre.
For more info, call (740) 455-6487 or visit zct.org

April 23, 2016
Beginning Bird
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am; approximately 90 minutes with frequent stops.  Cost:  FREE.  For ages 10 and older.  Bring binoculars and a field guide.  On this hike, learn to identify some of Ohio's resident birds and some early migrants.  Geared to the novice birder, focusing on what to look for when trying to get an identification.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

April 24, 2016
Wildflower Walk
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm; approximately 90 minutes with frequent stops.  Cost:  FREE.  For ages 12 and older.  Bring your camera.  The naturalist will lead you on a leisurely hike and explore the beauty, folklore and medicinal uses of our native Ohio wildflowers.  Other topics of natural history may be discussed along the way.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

April 29, 2016
Paint Valley Jamboree
Paxton Theatre; 125 E Main St; Bainbridge (Ross county)
Select Friday nights at 7pm.  Touted as the “Oldest Country Music Show in Ohio”, Since 1965.  Live music, many regular singers and performers.  Talented musicians and singers should call Ralph for an audition.
For more info, (740) 634-3333 or visit paintvalleyjamboree.com

April 29, 2016
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2016 dates are 1/29, 2/26, 3/25, 4/29, 5/27, 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/25.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows.
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

April 29-30, 2016
Wild Horse & Burro Adoption
Champions Center Expo; 4122 Laybourne Rd; Springfield, OH
Hours:  2pm-7pm Friday preview.  8am-4pm Saturday adoption.  Admission:  FREE and open to the public.  Adoption fee is $ 125 maximum and adoptions are on a first-come first served basis only.  This is the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) event.  See the BLM website for other adoptions around the country.
For more info, call (866) 468-7826 or visit blm.gov

April 29-30, 2016
Mid-Ohio Valley Players - Life Goes On
229 Putnam St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  8am Friday-Saturday.  A judge, a doctor and a mortician have invested their entire life savings in a scheme for perpetual embalming.  Now, the man they trusted has taken off with their money.  The judge dies before his life insurance will pay off so they must make it seem that he is still alive.  This show's dates are 4/29-30, 5/6-8, 5/13-14.
For more info, call (740) 374-9434 or visit midohiovalleyplayers.org

April 30, 2016
Destination Downtown Lancaster:  Downtown Clean-Up Day
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Want to get your hands dirty?  Help spruce up downtown!  Look for additional dates in July and September, TBA.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

April 30, 2016
Arbor Day Festival
Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  10am-4pm.  Celebrate trees, celebrate nature.  Learning opportunities for families, crafts, displays, tree climbing, the Turtle Lady and her amazing reptile and amphibian friends, plant sale.  The first 250 families receive a free tree to take home to plant.  Media sponsor is Ohio Magazine; presented by Park National Bank.
For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit dawesarb.org

April 30, 2016
Bird Walk
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  8:15am; approximately 90 minutes with frequent stops.  Cost:  FREE.  For ages 12 and up.  Wahkeena is a fantastic birding site.  Expert birder, Rich Pendlebury, will lead this hike.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

 

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March 2016

All Month
Exhibit:  "The Picture of Health"
Ohio Glass Museum; Ohio Glass Museum; 124 W Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Exhibit Hours:  1-4pm Tuesday-Saturday.  The Glass Blowing Studio is open during regular museum hours for demonstrations - experience the process.
For more info, call (740) 687-0101 or visit ohioglassmuseum.org

All Month
Exhibit:  "Toys and Collectibles"
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame; 13515 Yarmouth Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  9am-5pm daily.  A collection of toy motorcycles from the past 50 years, "possibly the greatest collection of motorcycle sidecar toys known to man".  See also on display a collection of Indian motorcycles including a 1928 Indian CLS213R, more.
For more info, call (614) 856-2222 or visit motorcyclemuseum.org

March 1-6, 2016
Maple Syrup Madness
Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  10am-4pm daily, log cabin is open.  2pm Saturdays 2/20, 2/27 and 3/5, guided tours (self-guided tours available anytime the grounds are open).  Watch maple syrup being made from the sap of Dawes' own maple trees.
For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit dawesarb.org

March 1-6, 2016
Theater:  Seussical Jr
Actors Guild Playhouse; 724 Market St; Parkersburg, West Virginia
Hours:  evening and matinee performances.  Actors Guild of Parkersburg presents, "Seussical Jr".  What happens when Horton Hears a Who?  Hopefully, the Cat in the Hat can manage the chaos.  Enjoy the "Dinner & Show Special" at Spats restaurant in the Blennerhassett Hotel in downtown Parkersburg.  Receive 15% off all entrees before or after a show at the Actors Guild Playhouse by presenting your theater tickets.
For more info, call (304) 485-1300 or visit actors-guild.com

March 3, 2016
Free Guitar Workshop, Shaun Hopper
Midland Theatre; 36 N Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  4pm.  Join Shawn Hopper for a free guitar workshop.  Don't miss this unique opportunity.  Bring your guitar and your energy.  RVSP immediately to reserve your spot.
For more info, call (740) 349-9218 ext 8 or (740) 345-5483 or visit midlandtheatre.org

March 3-4, 2016
Guitarist:  Shaun Hopper
Midland Theatre; 36 N Park Place; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  8pm.  Stage Door Cabaret Series sponsored by Huntington Bank.  If you're a fan of guitarists such as Leo Kottke, Chet Atkins or Tommy Emmanuel you will become a fan of Shaun Hopper.  Acoustic fingerstyle guitar player and true southern gentleman, he mesmerizes everyone with his one-of-a-kind percussive technique.
For more info, call (740) 345-5483 or visit midlandtheatre.org

March 4, 2016
First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  Find a map at the website below.  The 2016 dates are 1/1, 2/5, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2.
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit artcoz.org

March 4, 2016
52nd Annual Paint Valley Jamboree - Doug Jones
Paxton Theatre; 125 E Main St; Bainbridge (Ross county)
Select Friday nights at 7pm.  Touted as the “Oldest Country Music Show in Ohio”, Since 1965.  Live music, many regular singers and performers.  The 2016 line-up includes headliner Doug Jones plus Terri Barnett, Tami Davis, Jim Evans, Mike Woo, PVJ Band, and MC Mike Hutchinson.  Talented musicians and singers should call Ralph for an audition.
For more info, (740) 634-3333 or visit paintvalleyjamboree.com

March 4, 2016
Dack Virnig - a sign language event
OSDAA (Ohio School for the Deaf Alumni Association); 1055 Colony Dr; Westerville (Franklin county)
Hours:  7pm.  Dack Virnig will energize us with his unique performance!  A family-friendly event. 
For more info, visit dackvirnig.com or osdaa.com or purchase tickets online

March 5, 2016
7th Annual Winter Swap Meet
Washington County Fairgrounds; 922 Front St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  7am-3pm.  Cost:  $5 admission; free parking.  Antique car parts.  Vendors will be selling parts, car bodies, complete cars and accessories for early Dodge, Chevrolet, Ford and other makes.  The event is sponsored by the Country Roads T & A Ford Club and the Mid-Ohio Valley Ford and Mustang Club.
For more info, call (740) 373-5036 or visit oldcarclub.webs.com

March 7, 2016
National Cambridge Glass Collectors Show & Sale
Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center; 7033 Glenn Highway; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
Hours:  9am preview, 10am auction begins.  The auction is open to the public; it is not necessary to be a member of the National Cambridge Collections, Inc.
For more info, call (740) 439-7009 or visit or cambridgeglass.org

March 7, 2016
Game Night at the Library
Logan-Hocking County District Library; 230 E Main St; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  5-7pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Game night on the first Monday of every month.  Monopoly, Battle Ship, Candy Land, UNO, Boggle, cards, chess, checkers.  Pick a spot and play!
For more info, call (740) 385-2348 or visit hocking.lib.oh.us

March 7-13, 2016
Destination Downtown Lancaster:  Passport
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Get your downtown Lancaster passport stamped this week for a chance to win great prizes.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

March 10, 2016
Farm Bureau Community Breakfast
Ross County Service Center; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  7-10am.  Cost:  $ 2.00.  Many county Farm Bureaus host community breakfasts, inviting friends and neighbors to enjoy a delicious meal together.
For more info, call (740) 474-6284 or visit N/A

March 11-12, 2016
Mid-Ohio Valley Players - The Carol Burnett Skits
229 Putnam St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  8am Friday-Saturday.  Recreating some of the funniest and zaniest skits of the show - Gone with the Breeze, As the Stomach Turns, The Old Folks, more.  Skits the entire family can enjoy.  This show's dates are 3/11-12, 3/18-20, 3/25-26.
For more info, call (740) 374-9434 or visit midohiovalleyplayers.org

March 11-13, 2016
ABC Players:  Disney's The Little Mermaid
Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  7pm Friday-Saturday, 2pm Saturday-Sunday.  Little Mermaid, Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, trades her tail for legs to pursue the human, Prince Eric, in the world above the sea.  See also March 18-20.
For more info, call (740) 394-3011 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org

March 11-13, 2016
Tri-County Home Builders Association 38th Annual Home & Garden Show
Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  12-8pm Friday, 10am-8pm Saturday, 11am-4pm Sunday.  Cost:  FREE admission and parking.  Many vendors featuring home-improvement and landscaping ideas, how-to seminars, door prizes.
For more info, call (740) 689-3916 or visit tricountyhomebuilders.com

March 11-13, 2016
All American Columbus Pet Expo
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  1pm-8pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday.
For more info, call (888) OHIO-EXPO or visit columbuspetexpo.com

March 12, 2016
Maple Tapping Festival & Pancake Breakfast
Charles Alley Nature Park; 2805 Old Logan Rd SE; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  8am-11pm.  Cost:  FREE admission for the festival; there is a fee for the breakfast.
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit friendsofhockinghills.org

March 12-13, 2016
Pancake Breakfast
Hocking Hills Dining Lodge; 20020 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  8am Saturday, 10am Sunday.  Join Chef Matt for the annual pancake breakfast before heading to Old Man's Cave for popular Maple Sugaring in the Hills event, see below.
For more info, call (740) 385-6841 or visit hockinglodge.com or friendsofhockinghills.org

March 12-13, 2016
Maple Sugaring in the Hills
Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  12pm-4pm at the Naturalist's Cabin behind Old Man's Cave Visitors Center.  Cost:  FREE.  No reservations required.  Savor the taste of the season as local maple sap is boiled down to make syrup.  Discover many methods used throughout history to make the tasty treat.  See also Pancake Breakfast.
For more info, call (740) 385-6841 or visit parks.ohiodnr.gov or friendsofhockinghills.org

March 13-15, 2016
Home, Garden & Business Expo
Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center; 7033 Glenn Highway; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
To improve economic, civic and cultural growth in Cambridge, to boost quality of life in the area.  Vendors to display products and services. 
For more info, call (740) 439-7009 or visit or pritchardlaughlin.com

March 14, 2016
Million Dollar Quartet
Vern Riffe Center for the Arts; Shawnee State University; 940 Second St; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
Hours:  7:30pm.  It's 1956 and in the famed Sun recording studios Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis come together for one of the greatest recording sessions ever!  Million Dollar Quartet dramatized that event.  Relive that era with these iconic songs by the legends of Rock-n-Roll.  Songs to include Blue Suede Shows, That's All Right, Sixteen Tons, Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Hound Dog.
For more info, call (740) 351-3600 or visit sopaa.org

March 15, 2016
Healthy Living for Seniors:  Chef Alfonso Constrisciani & Deb Raney
Perry County District Library; 117 S Jackson St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  10:30am.  Award-winning Certified Master Chef Alfonso Constrisciani and Deb Raney of the Perry County Health Department present this program with funding from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville.  Adults aged 55 and older and invited; registration is required.  Raney will provide information on nutritious choices in cooking.  Chef Alfonso will present a cooking demonstration and sampling for attendees.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

March 15, 2016
Old Time Music Jam Session
The Bowen House; 196 Market St; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  6:30pm.  Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar or favorite instrument and join right in.  New and experienced musicians are welcome.  Leave with new skills after every session.  Donation are graciously appreciated for the instructor.
For more info, call (740) 385-0344 or visit bowenhouse.org

March 18, 2016
Paint Valley Jamboree - LeighAnne Cooper
Paxton Theatre; 125 E Main St; Bainbridge (Ross county)
Select Friday nights at 7pm.  Touted as the “Oldest Country Music Show in Ohio”, Since 1965.  Live music, many regular singers and performers.  Talented musicians and singers should call Ralph for an audition.  LeighAnne Cooper and featured performers Karen Gentry, Jack Lewis, Carol McIntosh, Sean Poole, and the PVJ Band with Jim Bristley, Dan Cade, Dave Hutchinson, Dean Inboden, Dee Penn.
For more info, (740) 634-3333 or visit paintvalleyjamboree.com

March 18-19, 2016
25th Annual River City Blues Festival
Lafayette Hotel; 101 Front St; Marietta (Washington county)
This Marietta event, the oldest Blues competition in Ohio, has set the stage for other competitions that exist in the state.  One of the things that makes the Marietta competition unique is that it has no geographic restrictions and is open to serious Blues acts from anywhere.  The Blues is an attitude and state of mind, not confined to a geographical area.  Tee Dee Young, Chris O’Leary Band, The Hoodoo Men, Blind Boy Paxton, Thornetta Davis, Long Tall Deb & The Werewolves of Alabama, Victor Wainright Band.
For more info, call (740) 373-5522 or (304) 422-2944 or visit bjfm.org

March 18-20, 2016
ABC Players:  Disney's The Little Mermaid
Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  7pm Friday-Saturday, 2pm Saturday-Sunday.  Little Mermaid, Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, trades her tail for legs to pursue the human, Prince Eric, in the world above the sea.
For more info, call (740) 394-3011 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org

March 18-20, 2016
Mid-Ohio Valley Players - The Carol Burnett Skits
229 Putnam St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  8am Friday-Saturday.  3pm Sunday.  Recreating some of the funniest and zaniest skits of the show - Gone with the Breeze, As the Stomach Turns, The Old Folks, more.  Skits the entire family can enjoy.  This show's dates are 3/11-12, 3/18-20, 3/25-26.
For more info, call (740) 374-9434 or visit midohiovalleyplayers.org

March 19, 2016
Foothill Folk Society presents Celtic Music Night
Schlegel's Coffee House; 80 N Paint St; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  6-8pm.  Cost:  FREE; a donations to FFS is appreciated.  Featuring Mark Thacker, Paul Brown, Bryan Joseph.
For more info, call (740) 702-7677 or visit foothillfolk.com

March 19-20, 2016
Scott Antique Market
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Admission:  FREE.  Bricker Building.  Aisles upon aisles of one-of-a-kind antiques and collectible items available for sale.  Other 2016 dates are:  November 26-27, December 17-18.
For more info, call (740) 569-2800 or visit scottantiquemarket.com

March 20, 2016
First Day of Spring

March 20, 2016
Gladys Riley Trail Cutting Day
Gladys Riley Golden Star Lily Preserve (Scioto county)
Hours:  10am.  Established in 2005, it is the only Ohio preserve for the Golden Star Lily, a bright yellow flower showier than the White Trout and Yellow Trout lilies.  At the website below, watch for details or sign up to receive special event announcements.
For more info, call N/A or visit arcofappalachia.org

March 20, 2016
Lancaster Spring Auto Parts Swap Meet
Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  8am-2pm.
For more info, call (740) 987-4011 or visit fairfieldcountyfair.com

March 25, 2016
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2016 dates are 1/29, 2/26, 3/25, 4/29, 5/27, 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/25.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows.
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

March 25-26, 2016
Mid-Ohio Valley Players - The Carol Burnett Skits
229 Putnam St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  8am Friday-Saturday.  Recreating some of the funniest and zaniest skits of the show - Gone with the Breeze, As the Stomach Turns, The Old Folks, more.  Skits the entire family can enjoy.  This show's dates are 3/11-12, 3/18-20, 3/25-26.
For more info, call (740) 374-9434 or visit midohiovalleyplayers.org

March 26, 2016
String Into Spring
Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre; 426 Second Av; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
Hours:  7:30pm.  The Centre is beautiful venue for special events boasting a 462-seat auditorium, a serving kitchen and a large banquet room seating over 100 people, two parlors, a ballroom with hardwood floors and the new Ariel Chamber Theatre and Boardroom.  It also holds music, ballroom dance and fitness classes.
For more info, call (740) 446-2787 or visit arieltheatre.org

March 26, 2016
Yellow Butterfly Winery Music Series:  Barefoot Jake McCoy
Yellow Butterfly Winery; 11661 Blue Ridge Rd; Newcomerstown (Coshocton county)
Hours:  1:30-4:30pm.  Music and fun, unique scenery, great wine.
For more info, call (740) 492-1216 or visit yellowbutterflywinery.com

March 28, 2016
Marietta's Hidden Histories
Marietta College; Thomas Hall; 215 Fifth St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  7pm.  Carl Heinrich '64, "Southeastern Ohio Oil and Gas History as Shown by Vintage Photographs"
For more info, call (740) 373-5178 or visit marietta.edu

March 29, 2016
ASL (American Sign Language) Level I - Daytime Class
DSC (Deaf Services Center); 5830 N High St; Worthington (Franklin county)
Hours:  10-11:30am Tuesdays beginning March 29 for 10 weeks.  Cost:  $30.  Also available, Tuesday evening classes beginning April 4 and Thursday evening classes beginning April 7.  See website for upcoming ASL II, ASL III and ASL IV class dates.
For more info, call (614) 841-1991 or visit dsc.org

March 31, 2016
Kenny Endo Contemporary Taiko Ensemble
Vern Riffe Center for the Arts; Shawnee State University; 940 Second St; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
Hours:  7:30pm.  Kenny Endo, the first Westerner to be granted license to perform traditional Japanese taiko drumming, celebrates 40 years practicing an art that is both bombastic and subtle.  Traditional taiko drumming as well as contemporary works with jazz vibraphone, Hawaiian 'ukulele and traditional Japanese instruments are played with rock-n-roll energy.
For more info, call (740) 351-3600 or visit sopaa.org

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February 2016

Now through April 2, 2016
Exhibit:  "The Picture of Health"
Ohio Glass Museum; Ohio Glass Museum; 124 W Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Exhibit Hours:  1-4pm Tuesday-Saturday.  The Glass Blowing Studio is open during regular museum hours for demonstrations - experience the process.
For more info, call (740) 687-0101 or visit ohioglassmuseum.org

Now through June 30, 2016
Exhibit:  "Toys and Collectibles"
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame; 13515 Yarmouth Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  9am-5pm daily.  A collection of toy motorcycles from the past 50 years, "possibly the greatest collection of motorcycle sidecar toys known to man".  See also on display a collection of Indian motorcycles including a 1928 Indian CLS213R, more.
For more info, call (614) 856-2222 or visit motorcyclemuseum.org

February 5, 2016
First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  Find a map at the website below.  The 2016 dates are 1/1, 2/5, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2.
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit artcoz.org

February 5-6, 2016
Lancaster Antique Show
Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  9am-3pm.  Thirty dealers featuring country and period antiques, more.  Preview and early buying Friday night, music and refreshments.
For more info, call (614) 325-8873 or visit N/A

February 5-7, 2016
Family Classic, "The Ransom of  Red Chief"
Zanesville Community Theatre; 940 Findley Av; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  8pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday.  53rd Season of Live Theatre.  Also playing February 12-14.
For more info, call (740) 455-6487 or visit zct.org

February 5-7, 2016
Flea & Farmers' Market
Hocking Hills Market; US Rte 33 & State Rte 374; Rockbridge (Hocking county)
A large flea market with many vendors outside and inside.  Unique items, antiques, collectibles, crafts and in-season produce.
For more info, call (740) 974-1138 or visit N/A

February 6, 2016
5th Annual Burr Oak Winter Hike
Burr Oak State Park ; 10220 Burr Oak Lodge Rd; Glouster (Athens county)
Hours:  10am, meet at the reopened Burr Oak State Park Lodge and choose a rugged three-mile or an eight-mile hike option.  The trails winds through the hills with scenic overlooks from sandstone outcroppings.  The mature forest hides several recess caves worth exploring.  Wear appropriate clothing and a snack and drink to carry during the hike.  Return to the lodge and relax around the fire, enjoy lunch and music by local musicians.  If you have any questions, need more information or would like to volunteer, contact Richard Lutz.
For more info, call (740) 394-2008 or visit buckeyetrail.org

February 6, 2016
Live Music:  Ralph Stanley II
Mountaineer Opry House; I-64 at Exit 28 ; Milton, West Virginia
Hours:  7:30pm, doors open at 5pm.  Mountaineer Opry House is "West Virginia's Home to Bluegrass Music".  Concessions are available in a friendly-friendly atmosphere; there is no smoking nor alcohol allowed.
For more info, call (304) 743-5749 or (614) 547-2110 or visit centralohiobluegrass.com

February 6-7, 2016
2016 Comfort Food Cruise
13178 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  8am-4pm.  This is the third year!  Cruise through the Hocking Hills while enjoying classic comfort foods at 10 different restaurants.  Tickets are sent to you along with a map of participating restaurants.
For more info, call (740) 385-2750 or explorehockinghills.com/comfortfoodcruise.aspx

February 12, 2016
Live Music:  Daniel Lilly & The Lilly Mountaineers w/ Backwoods Boogie Bluegrass
Pennyroyal Opera House: I-70 at Exit 198; Fairview (Guernsey county)
Hours:  7pm, doors open at 5pm.
For more info, call (740) 492-0375 or (614) 547-2110 or visit centralohiobluegrass.com

February 12-13, 2016
Destination Downtown Lancaster:  Mystery Dinner Theatre
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Mystery, laughs and dinner with friends.  Interactive audience parts add to the mystery as you try to solve the crime
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

February 12-14, 2016
Family Classic, "The Ransom of Red Chief"
Zanesville Community Theatre; 940 Findley Av; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  8pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday.  53rd Season of Live Theatre.
For more info, call (740) 455-6487 or visit zct.org

February 12-14, 2016
Flea & Farmers' Market
Hocking Hills Market; US Rte 33 & State Rte 374; Rockbridge (Hocking county)
A large flea market with many vendors outside and inside.  Unique items, antiques, collectibles, crafts and in-season produce.
For more info, call (740) 974-1138 or visit N/A

February 13, 2016
Record Sale & Swap Meet
Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  12pm-6pm.  Dis through vendors' and collectors' vinyl records, cassettes, CDs and more.  Live music and theater events in this beautifully-restored 1879 opera house set in one of the most beautiful parts of southeast Ohio.
For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org

February 13, 2016
24th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
Coshocton County Career Center; 23640 Airport Rd; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  3-5pm.  This popular event draws visitors from throughout the region.  There will be artwork and music entertainment.  It's a ‘sweet’ way to support the arts, since the proceeds benefit the Pomerene Center for the Arts.
For more info, call (740) 622-0326 or visit pomerenearts.org

February 13, 2016
Contemporary Gunmakers & Allied Artisans Show
Campus Martius Museum; 601 Second St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  Hours:  9:30am-4pm.  The Museum will be hosting some of the finest traditional artisans who recreate the working tools of the frontier settler and hunter.  Gunsmiths, powder horn and hunting bag makers will be displaying their wares.  During the event, visitors will be able to experience 200 years of American gun-making traditions.  Flintlock and percussion rifles, the tools used in making and servicing them will be displayed.  During the day, there will be working demonstrations on the various techniques used in gun-building and lectures by various artisans.
For more info, call (740) 373-3750 or visit campusmartiusmuseum.org

February 13, 2016
Live Music:  Kenny Stinson & Perfect Tym'n
Mountaineer Opry House; I-64 at Exit 28 ; Milton, West Virginia
Hours:  7:30pm, doors open at 5pm.  Mountaineer Opry House is "West Virginia's Home to Bluegrass Music".  Concessions are available in a friendly-friendly atmosphere; there is no smoking nor alcohol allowed.
For more info, call (304) 743-5749 or (614) 547-2110 or visit centralohiobluegrass.com

February 16, 2016
Old Time Music Jam Session
The Bowen House; 196 Market St; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  6:30pm.  Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar or favorite instrument and join right in.  New and experienced musicians are welcome.  Leave with new skills after every session.  Donation are graciously appreciated for the instructor.
For more info, call (740) 385-0344 or visit bowenhouse.org

February 19, 2016
Friday Fish Fry
Barn at the Backwoods; 8572 High Point Rd; Thornville (Perry county)
Hours:  5pm doors open.  Music begins at 6pm Lukas Harlan and Dawson Cooper Band.  No cover charge, food and full cash bar.
For more info, call (740) 246-4709 or visit barnatthebackwoods.com

February 19-20, 2016
24th Annual River City Blues Competition
Lafayette Hotel; 101 Front St; Marietta (Washington county)
This Marietta event, the oldest Blues competition in Ohio, has set the stage for other competitions that exist in the state.  One of the things that makes the Marietta competition unique is that it has no geographic restrictions and is open to serious Blues acts from anywhere.  The Blues is an attitude and state of mind, not confined to a geographical area.
For more info, call (740) 373-5522 or (304) 422-2944 or visit bjfm.org

February 19-20, 2016
6th Annual Columbus Winter Beer Fest
Columbus Convention Center; 400 N High St; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  350+ craft beers, 100+ breweries, 2 big nights.  Samplings of fresh craft beers of all styles.  Raising funds for the Animal Rescue Partners, a 501-C-3 organization supporting numerous animal rescues, pet adoption groups and community spay and neuter programs.  Whiskermen Bear Company is hosting the Beard & Mustache Competition as the main event on February 20. 
For more info, call N/A or visit columbusbeerfest.com

February 20, 2016
"Frozen Waterfalls" Nature Photography Weekend Workshop
Old Bear's Den Center; 16961 Harble-Griffith Rd; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  9am-5pm.  Cost:  $ 129, eight hour workshop for all levels of photographers.  Join Eric Hoffman, Hocking Hills photographer, for an adventure in nature photography.  See the website for details such as what to bring for each workshop.  Catered lunch included.  Other workshops with different themes and shorter workshops for basic photography are scheduled throughout the year.
For more info, call (740) 380-2039 or visit theoldbear.com

February 20, 2016
Live Music:  Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle
Mountaineer Opry House; I-64 at Exit 28 ; Milton, West Virginia
Hours:  7:30pm, doors open at 5pm.  Mountaineer Opry House is "West Virginia's Home to Bluegrass Music".  Concessions are available in a friendly-friendly atmosphere; there is no smoking nor alcohol allowed.
For more info, call (304) 743-5749 or (614) 547-2110 or visit centralohiobluegrass.com

February 20-28, 2016
Columbus Dispatch Home & Garden Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  10am-8pm Saturdays, 10am-6pm Sundays, Monday 10am-8pm, Wednesday-Friday 12pm-8pm.  Bricker Building.  Get a head start on your next home improvement project.  Hundreds of home-improvement experts and professionals, celebrity guests, special events, fun for kids, vendors.
For more info, call N/A or visit dispatchevents.com

February 20 - March 6, 2016
Maple Syrup Madness
Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  10am-4pm daily, log cabin is open.  2pm Saturdays 2/20, 2/27 and 3/5, guided tours (self-guided tours available anytime the grounds are open).  Watch maple syrup being made from the sap of Dawes' own maple trees.
For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit dawesarb.org

February 21, 2015
Slate Run 43rd Annual Winter Hike
Slate Run Metro Park; 1375 State Rte 674 N; Canal Winchester (Pickaway county)
Hours:  2pm.  FREE event.  Begin at Buzzard's Roost picnic area to begin a self-guided 2.5- or a 5-mile hike.  Volunteers will highlight interesting animals and nature along the trails.  Soup and snacks are to be served at the picnic areas at the trail's end.
For more info, call (614) 833-1880 or visit metroparks.net

February 21, 2016
2016 Farm Toy Show & Sale
Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  9am-3pm.  Fairfield County Antique Tractor Club's annual show.  Farm toys, NASCAR toys, pedal tractors, new and old toys on display and for sale.
For more info, call (740) 407-2347 or visit fairfieldcountytractorclub.com

February 21, 2016
The Maltese Falcon 75th Anniversary (1941)
Cinemark Colony Square Mall; 3575 Maple Av; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
This classic will be accompanied by special commentary from TCM hosts who will provide insight, background and more, making the film come alive.
For more info, call (740) 452-8683 or visit cinemark.com/theatre-detail.aspx?node_id=1610

February 23, 2016
Burr Oak Owl Prowl
Burr Oak State Park ; 10220 Burr Oak Lodge Rd; Glouster (Athens county)
Hours:  6pm.  Join Sunday Creek Partnership for a winter owl prowl.  Program begins by the fire at the lodge with a close-up look at the winged nocturnal predators with State Park Naturalist, Pat Quackenbush.  Then the group will go for an evening walk and try to call in the region's most stealthy predator, the owl.  Be sure to dress appropriately.  Please, no pets.
For more info, call (740) 517-0293 or visit burroak.org

February 26, 2016
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2016 dates are 1/29, 2/26, 3/25, 4/29, 5/27, 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/25.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows.
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

February 26, 2016
Live Music:  Rachael Burge & New Dawning
Pennyroyal Opera House: I-70 at Exit 198; Fairview (Guernsey county)
Hours:  7pm, doors open at 5pm.
For more info, call (740) 492-0375 or (614) 547-2110 or visit centralohiobluegrass.com

February 26, 2016
The Buck Run Stompers
Ale House 1890; 149 W Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  9pm.  The trio of Chris McCoy, Craig Allen, Mark Riegel.
For more info, call (740) 277-6053 or visit alehouse1890.com

February 26-March 6, 2016
Theater:  Seussical Jr
Actors Guild Playhouse; 724 Market St; Parkersburg, West Virginia
Hours:  evening and matinee performances.  Actors Guild of Parkersburg presents, "Seussical Jr".  What happens when Horton Hears a Who?  Hopefully, the Cat in the Hat can manage the chaos.  Enjoy the "Dinner & Show Special" at Spats restaurant in the Blennerhassett Hotel in downtown Parkersburg.  Receive 15% off all entrees before or after a show at the Actors Guild Playhouse by presenting your theater tickets.
For more info, call (304) 485-1300 or visit actors-guild.com

February 27, 2016
Maple Syrup Madness & Handmade Goods Fair
Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  10am-4pm, in the Visitors Center.  The show will feature five handmade jewelry artists, five herbal/botanical skin care artists, local potters, plus hand-blown glass, accessories, home decor, more.  See also Maple Syrup Madness 2pm Saturdays 2/20, 2/27 and 3/5, guided tours (self-guided tours available anytime the grounds are open).  Watch maple syrup being made from the sap of Dawes' own maple trees.
For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit dawesarb.org

February 27, 2016
Appalachian Health Care: 1900s Poultices & Potions
Perry County Senior Center; 520 First St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  6:30pm.  A humorous and informative journey of rediscovery presented by Karen R Newlon, RN.  Folklore and old wives' tales were widely utilized among women in rural Appalachian Ohio households.  Home remedies were the norm.  One visited a doctor only if it was something serious as doctors were expensive and few and far between.
For more info, call N/A or visit hcapc.org

February 27, 2016
Live Music:  Edgar Loudermilk
Mountaineer Opry House; I-64 at Exit 28 ; Milton, West Virginia
Hours:  7:30pm, doors open at 5pm.  Mountaineer Opry House is "West Virginia's Home to Bluegrass Music".  Concessions are available in a friendly-friendly atmosphere; there is no smoking nor alcohol allowed.
For more info, call (304) 743-5749 or (614) 547-2110 or visit centralohiobluegrass.com

February 27, 2016
Live Music:  2nd Chance & Chestnut Ridge Bluegrass Gospel Bands
Coshocton Village Inn & Suites; 115 N Water St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  7pm, followed by an acoustic jam at 9:30pm.  Presented by Three Rivers Bluegrass and Relay for Life Team Alana.
For more info, call (740) 498-8456 or (614) 547-2110 or visit centralohiobluegrass.com

February 27, 2016
Motown Sounds of Touch
Majestic Theatre; 45 E 2nd St; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  7:30pm.  Touch has been entertaining and delighting audiences for the past 15 years.  Their energetic dance performances and engaging personalities have brought many an audience to its feet. 
For more info, call (740) 772-2041 or visit majesticchillicothe.net

February 27, 2016
Farm Bureau Community Breakfast
Zanesville High School; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  8-11am.  Cost:  $ 1.00.  Many county Farm Bureaus host community breakfasts, inviting friends and neighbors to enjoy a delicious meal together.
For more info, call (800) 452-1846 or visit N/A

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January 2016

Now through January 9, 2016
Bremen's Historical Figures - A Driving Tour through Yesteryear
Bremen Area Historical Society; 161 Carter St; Bremen (Fairfield county)
Tour begins at the Bremen Area Historical Society.  There is a printable map at the website below.  See creative displays of historical figures representing early life in the village.
For more info, call (740) 569-9150 or visit bremencoc.org

Now through April 2, 2016
Exhibit:  "The Picture of Health"
Ohio Glass Museum; Ohio Glass Museum; 124 W Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Exhibit Hours:  1-4pm Tuesday-Saturday.  The Glass Blowing Studio is open during regular museum hours for demonstrations - experience the process.
For more info, call (740) 687-0101 or visit ohioglassmuseum.org

Now through June 30, 2016
Exhibit:  "Toys and Collectibles"
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame; 13515 Yarmouth Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  9am-5pm daily.  A collection of toy motorcycles from the past 50 years, "possibly the greatest collection of motorcycle sidecar toys known to man".  See also on display a collection of Indian motorcycles including a 1928 Indian CLS213R, more.
For more info, call (614) 856-2222 or visit motorcyclemuseum.org

January 8-17, 2016 - except Monday-Tuesday 11-12th
Ohio RV & Boat Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  See website.  Now is three huge buildings and nearly five acres of RVs, golf carts, boats, personal watercraft, ATVs, motorcycles.  Visit vendors, exhibitors, dealers and enjoy discounts, beer, sports, entertainment -- family fun.
For more info, call (614) 291-0803 or visit ohiorvandboatshow.com

January 10, 2016
21st Annual Teddy Bear & Doll Show
Lafayette Hotel; 101 Front St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  10am-4pm Sunday.  New and used dolls, teddy bears, accessories.
For more info, call (740) 374-1778 or visit N/A

January 16, 2016
Hocking Hills 51st Annual "Winter Hike"  *One of SE Ohio's Most Popular Events!
Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  9am-11am continuous starts from the Old Man's Cave Visitors Center.  FREE event:  all pre- and post-hike event activities are free.  Donations are encouraged to help pay for the refreshments, hot drinks and hot bean soup with cornbread.  Commemorative patches and hiking stick medallions are available for purchase.  More than 5,000 hiking enthusiasts take part in this annual event.
For more info, call (877) 403-4477 or visit friendsofhockinghills.org or parks.ohiodnr.gov/calendar

January 16, 2016
"Digging the Past", Archaeology Day
Campus Martius Museum; 601 Second St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  9:30am-4pm.  Spend a day at the museum learning about the exciting field of archaeology.  You are invited to take part in an artifact identification clinic, lectures and flint knapping demonstrations.  Private collections of historic and prehistoric artifacts will also be on display.  Contemporary items will be on sale.  If you would like to have your artifacts on display for the day, please contact Campus Martius Museum.
For more info, call (740) 373-3750 or visit campusmartiusmuseum.org

January 16, 2016
Health, Safety & Wellness Expo
Kids America; 1600 Otsego Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  9am-1pm.  Coshocton County Memorial Hospital is partnering with the Chamber of Commerce to host this expo, provide life-saving screenings at reduced rates, activities for children, contests and prizes, displays including healthy food preparation with samples and recipes, more.
For more info, call (740) 622-5411 or visit coshoctonchamber.com

January 16, 2016
Bridal & Prom Showcase
Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center; 7033 Glenn Highway; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
Hours:  12-4pm.  Fashion shows for both prom and bridal parties, glamorous and elegant gowns, tuxedos, caterers, DJs, photographers, realtors, hair salons, make-up artists, more.
For more info, call (740) 439-7009 or visit pritchardlaughlin.com

January 16, 2016
Strung Up Bluegrass Band
Steiner's Speakeasy; 31 Paint St; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  7-11pm.
For more info, call (614) 547-2110 or visit centralohiobluegrass.com

January 16-17, 2016
Blanket Trade Pow Wow & Cultural Event
Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-8pm.  Honoring Traditions:  An Eastern Woodland Native American Celebration.
For more info, call (740) 653-3041 or visit fairfieldcountyfair.org

January 16-17, 2016
Greenberg's Train & Toy Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  10am-4pm.  More than 300 tables of trains for sale, more than 40 exhibitors from across the country, a huge operating model train display including Miami Valley Modular Railway, TTOS Buckeye Division, Central Ohio N-Trak, Central Ohio S Gaugers, more.  Free workshops, demonstrations, door prize giveaways.
For more info, call (630) 290-1962 or visit greenbergshows.com

January 23-24, 2016
Scott Antique Market
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Admission:  FREE.  Bricker Building.  Aisles upon aisles of one-of-a-kind antiques and collectible items available for sale.  Other 2016 dates are:  March 19-20, November 26-27, December 17-18.
For more info, call (740) 569-2800 or visit scottantiquemarket.com

January 29, 2016
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2016 dates are 1/29, 2/26, 3/25, 4/29, 5/27, 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/25.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows.
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

January 29-31, 2016
Ohio Log Home & Timber Frame Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  1-7pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Spend time with the industry's top log home and timber frame builders and experts, all under one roof at the Rhode's Center.
For more info, call (866) 607-4108 or visit loghomeshows.com

January 30, 2016
23rd Annual Country on the Carpet
Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center; 7033 Glenn Highway; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
A night full of Country and Bluegrass music - Lacy & Her Attitude Band, Driveline & Buddy Larrison.  Open line dancing so put on your dancin' shoes.
For more info, call (740) 439-7009 or visit pritchardlaughlin.com

January 30, 2016
Buckeye Lake Winterfest Ale
Various locations around the lake - all day activities, restaurant specials, art exhibits, live music, more.
For more info, call (740) 527-5065 or visit buckeyelakecc.com

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December 2015

December 4, 2015
First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2015 dates are 1/2, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5, 7/3, 8/7, 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4.
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit artcoz.org

December 4, 2015
First Friday – Theme, “Hometown Holidays”
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5-9pm.  Visit special events at participating shops, eateries, museums, art galleries, 7-10pm at Square Seven Coffee House, 8-11pm at Ale House 1890 and from 8:30-11pm at The Lodge in Lancaster.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

December 4-6, 2015
ABC Players:  Charlotte's Web the Musical
Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  7pm Friday-Saturday, 2pm Saturday-Sunday.  See how Charlotte, the spider, saves Wilber, the pig.  A family-friendly event.  Show sponsored by Ohio University Credit Union.
For more info, call (740) 394-3011 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org

December 4-6, 2015
Columbus Winterfair
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  10am-8pm Friday-Saturday, 11am-4pm Sunday.  Fine arts and crafts, unique and beautiful handcrafted items for the home, office or gift-giving.  Artists from across the nation will be showcasing traditional and contemporary crafts including ceramics, wood, glass, painting, metals, fiber, jewelry, photography, sculpture, more.
For more info, call (888) 646-3976 toll-free or visit ohiocraft.org/craft-fairs

December 13, 2015
Somerset FFA Farm Toy Show
Somerset HS; Thornville (Perry county)
For more info, call N/A or visit N/A

December 16, 2015
Tobacco Cessation
Cancer Resource Center; 616 Forest Rose Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6pm the third Wednesday of each month.  Cost:  FREE.  This is a community group for former and current tobacco users who want to quit.
For more info, call (740) 689-6854 or visit fmchealth.org

December 19-20, 2015
Scott Antique Market
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Admission:  FREE.  Bricker Building.  Aisles upon aisles of one-of-a-kind antiques and collectible items available for sale.  2015 market dates are January 24-25, February 28-March 1, March 28-29, November 28-29, December 19-20.
For more info, call (740) 569-2800 or visit scottantiquemarket.com 

December 22, 2015
First Day of Winter

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November 2015

November 6, 2015
First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2015 dates are 1/2, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5, 7/3, 8/7, 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4.
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit artcoz.org

November 6, 2015
First Friday – Theme, “Downtown is a Good Bet”
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5-9pm.  Visit special events at participating shops, eateries, museums, art galleries, 7-10pm at Square Seven Coffee House, 8-11pm at Ale House 1890 and from 8:30-11pm at The Lodge in Lancaster.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

November 6-8, 2015
Agatha Christie Mystery, "Murder on the Nile"
Zanesville Community Theatre; 940 Findley Av; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  8pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday.  53rd Season of Live Theatre.
For more info, call (740) 455-6487 or visit zct.org

November 7, 2015
8th Annual Miller's Automotive Swap Meet & Cruise-In
Ross County Fairgrounds; 344 Fairgrounds Rd; Chillicothe
Hours:  9am-4pm Rain or Shine.
For more info, call (740) 701-3447 or visit N/A

November 7, 2015
Way Back Weekends 2015:  Industry Alive
Heritage Farm Museum & Village; 3300 Harvey Rd; Huntington, West Virginia
Hours:  10am-3pm.  Glass factory, potter's kiln, blacksmith shop, village bread oven.
For more info, call (304) 522-1244 or visit heritagefarmmuseum.com

November 9, 2015
Look Good, Feel Better
Cancer Resource Center; 616 Forest Rose Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-12pm.  FREE event; registration is required.  This program is designed for any woman undergoing cancer treatment learn skin care and make-up tips.  Other dates this year are 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12 and 11/9.
For more info, call (614) 920-2800 or visit fmchealth.org

November 12-15, 2015
Mid-Ohio Cluster Dog Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  8am-5pm Thursday-Sunday.  A conformation show to include approximately 2,000 dogs, representing 150 breeds.
For more info, call (888) 646-3976 toll-free or visit centralohiokennelclub.com

November 16-21, 2015
Trees of Our Heritage
Blennerhassett Museum; 137 Juliana St; Parkersburg, West Virginia
Hours:  11am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5pm Sunday.
For more info, call (304) 420-4800 or visit blennerhassettislandstatepark.com

November 18, 2015
Tobacco Cessation
Cancer Resource Center; 616 Forest Rose Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6pm the third Wednesday of each month; see also 12/16.  Cost:  FREE.  This is a community group for former and current tobacco users who want to quit.
For more info, call (740) 689-6854 or visit fmchealth.org

November 20-22, 2015
Wagnalls Community Theater presents:  The Wizard of Oz
Wagnalls Memorial; 150 E Columbus St; Lithopolis (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7pm Friday and Saturday, 2pm Sunday.  Discounts for seniors and students.
For more info, call (614) 837-4756 or visit wagnalls.org

November 21, 2015
Coming Home Show:  Shanon Woodard and Samantha Maxwell
Twin City Opera House; 15 W Main St; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
Hours:  7pm.  One show only!
For more info, call (740) 525-9218 or visit ohiovalleyopry.com

November 21, 2015
Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers
Paxton Theatre; 125 E Main St; Bainbridge (Ross county)
Hours:  7pm.  An energetic mix of quality Bluegrass and Gospel music, instrumental work, vocal arrangement, humor.
For more info, call N/A or visit paxtontheatre.com

November 27, 2015
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2015 dates are 1/30, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/29, 6/26, 7/31, 8/28, 9/25, 10/30, 11/27.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows.
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

November 28-29, 2015
Scott Antique Market
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Admission:  FREE.  Bricker Building.  Aisles upon aisles of one-of-a-kind antiques and collectible items available for sale.  2015 market dates are January 24-25, February 28-March 1, March 28-29, November 28-29, December 19-20.
For more info, call (740) 569-2800 or visit scottantiquemarket.com

November 29, 2015
Bi-Weekly Hike:  Cedar Falls to Old Man's Cave
Cedar Falls;  (Hocking county)
Hours:  11am, meet at Cedar Falls parking lot.  Hike the Buckeye Trail through the gorge to Old Man's Cave, about three miles.  The group will go for food and drink at the lodge after the hike.
For more info, call (740) 777-6282 or visit meetup.com/BTALittleCitiesChapter

 

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October 2015

October 2, 2015
First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2015 dates are 1/2, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5, 7/3, 8/7, 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4.
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit artcoz.org

October 2, 2015
First Friday – Theme, “If I Only Had a Brain”
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5-9pm.  Visit special events at participating shops, eateries, museums, art galleries, 7-10pm at Square Seven Coffee House, 8-11pm at Ale House 1890 and from 8:30-11pm at The Lodge in Lancaster.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

October 2-3, 2015
Cambridge October Fall Festival & 5k Run/Walk
Downtown Cambridge (Guernsey county)
Live entertainment both days, dozens of crafters, spectacular food, children's activities, more.
For more info, call (740) 439-2238 or visit N/A

October 2-4, 2015
The Official Paul Bunyan Show
Guernsey County Fairgrounds; 335 Old National Rd; Old Washington (Guernsey county)
Hours:  8am-5pm Friday-Saturday, 9am-3pm Sunday.  Show attendees will see more than 130 exhibits representing all facets of the forest industry throughout North America.  Representatives will be on site to showcase equipment, manpower and the dedication that has made the industry what it is today.  Lumberjack entertainment and competitions will take place throughout the weekend as well as numerous educational sessions on topics ranging from logging equipment safety and maintenance to the history and restoration of the bald eagle in Ohio to Ohio's edible mushrooms.  Visitors to the show will not want to leave without trying an official Bunyan Burger, a 14-ounce Angus burger with all the trimmings.
For more info, call (614) 497-9580 or visit ohioforest.org

October 2-8, 2015
Coshocton County Fair
Coshocton County Fairgrounds; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
For more info, visit coshoctoncountyfair.org

October 2-25, 2015
49th Annual All American Quarter Horse Congress
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds): 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Columbus' largest annual convention and the world's largest single-breed horse show with more than 17,000 horse show entries..
For more info, call (888) 646-3976 toll-free or visit quarterhorsecongress.com

October 3, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market & Oktoberfest
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

October 3, 2015
Taste of Pickerington and Fall Festival
Olde Pickerington Village; Columbus St; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  11am-3pm.  Activities and vendors along the street; sample-sized foods offered by area restaurants; Olde Village shops, restaurants and the Historical Society Museum will be open.
For more info, call (614) 837-1958 or visit pickeringtonchamber.com

October 3, 2015
Way Back Weekends 2015:  Hay Ewe!
Heritage Farm Museum & Village; 3300 Harvey Rd; Huntington, West Virginia
Hours:  10am-3pm.  All kinds of fiber fun.
For more info, call (304) 522-1244 or visit heritagefarmmuseum.com

October 3, 2015
Fall Festival
Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  10am-4pm.  Cost:  Free.  Fun-filled family event including crafts, vendors, displays, activities for children.  Homesteading techniques, gardening tips, covered wagon rides, presentation by Ohio Nature Education.  See schedule of events on the website below.
For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit dawesarb.org

October 3, 2015
Inaugural BogtoberFest
Buckeye Lake (Licking county)
Hours:  5-10pm, Paul Clark All-Star Band takes the stage at 6pm.  200-seat Beer Garden, food, music, brats, pizza, hotdogs, specialty-brewed beers.  Proceeds to benefit Buckeye Lake's Cranberry Bog.
For more info, call (740) 929-1998 or visit buckeyelakehistory.org

October 3, 2015
Poker Run on Horseback
Salt Fork State Park; 14755 Cadiz Rd; Lore City (Guernsey county)
Hours:  Horses start out from 9-11am.
For more info, call (740) 638-3010 or 680-1131 or visit parks.ohiodnr.gov/saltfork

October 3-4, 2015
2nd Annual Athens Fiber Faire
Athens Community Center; 701 E State St; Athens (Athens county)
Hours:  10am-5pm Saturday, 12pm-5pm Sunday.  Cost:  $ 3.00 at the door;  ages 10 and under free with paid adult.  Food, kids' events, classes, raffle, fashion shows, demonstrations, historical exhibits, vendors, knitting and crochet circles, live animals, and much, much more!  Find us on Facebook or Ravelry or email athensareafiberfaire@gmail.com
For more info, call (740) 350-3955 or visit N/A

October 9-11, 2015
45th Annual Bob Evans Farm Festival
Bob Evans Farm; 791 Farmview Dr; Rio Grande (Athens county)
Hours:  9am-5pm.  A celebration of the harvest season with entertainment, traditional arts & crafts, farm contests, food, children's activities and demonstrations.  A weekend of fun for friends and family of all ages.
For more info, call 800 994-3276 or visit bobevans.com

October 10, 2015
Lancaster Handmade Market
Broad & E Main Streets; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  9am-1pm.  Shop for items made in Ohio by local artisans and craftspeople.  2015 Lancaster Handmade Market dates are the second Saturday of each month from May to October.
For more info, call (740) 438-8897 or visit lancasterhandmademarket.com

October 10-11, 2015
Coshocton County Antique Power Association Plow Days
Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
For more info, call (740) 545-7792 or visit farmcollector.com

October 11-17, 2015
Fairfield County Fair
Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
For more info, visit fairfieldcountyfair.com

October 12, 2015
Look Good, Feel Better
Cancer Resource Center; 616 Forest Rose Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-12pm.  FREE event; registration is required.  This program is designed for any woman undergoing cancer treatment learn skin care and make-up tips.  Other dates this year are 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12 and 11/9.
For more info, call (614) 920-2800 or visit fmchealth.org

October 16-17, 2015
3rd Annual Hocktoberfest at Hocking College
Hocking College; Robbins Crossing; 3301 Hocking Parkway; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  10am-1pm.  FREE admission.  Skill-building demonstrations:  fishing, camping, crafts wildlife, archery.  Nature walks, horse drawn wagon rides, Robbins Crossing Historical Village, mechanical bull, pumpkin decorating, Stihl Timbersports, 5k run/walk, swimming, inflatables, fishing derby, Columbus Zoo demo, COSI kiosks, Star Lab Planetarium, Clint Bowyer Motorsports, Don Schumacher Racing.  Live music line-up:  Shook Twins, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Bombadil, Chris Good & Sweet Insurrection, Taylor & The Wild Now, The Summoners.  Be sure to visit the website below for much more info.
For more info, call N/A or visit hocktoberfest.org

October 16-17, 2015
19th Annual Ohio Smoked Meat & Barbeque Festival
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
FREE event.  The third leg of the Ohio BBQ Triple Crown Series.  The Ohio Smoked Meat BBQ Festival is Ohio’s oldest cook-off; it is officially sanctioned by the KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society) and offers $ 10,000 in cash prizes with an opportunity for winners in various categories to represent the state at other KCBS contests.  Dozens of professional, competitive BBQ teams from around the country will be competing in the following categories:  chicken, pulled pork, pork ribs, beef brisket.
For more info, call (740) 753-4346 or visit ohiobbq.org or nelsonvillechamber.com

October 16-18, 2015
46th Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival
Historic Roscoe Village; 600 N Whitewoman St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  10am-6pm Friday-Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.  Admission:  $ 5.00, includes the leisure tour.  Sponsored by Roscoe Village Foundation.  Host to over 100 talented artisans and crafters, this invitational festival celebrates the sights, sounds and scents of autumn.  Smell fresh apple butter simmering over an open fire as you stroll through the village to a variety of music including bluegrass, country, gospel and tunes from days gone-by.  Don't miss various educational and entertaining outdoor demonstrations throughout the weekend.
For more info, call (740) 622-7644 or visit roscoevillage.com

October 16-18, 2015
Paint Valley Antique Machinery Club Fall Festival of Leaves 7th Annual Tractor, Machinery & Tool Show
202 N Maple St; Bainbridge (Ross county)
For more info, call (740) 634-2162 or visit farmcollector.com

October 16-18, 2015
Foothills Art Festival
Canter's Cave 4-H Camp; 1362 Caves Rd; Jackson (Jackson county)
Hours:  10am-7pm Friday-Saturday, 12pm-5pm Sunday.  A total of 117 artists from the tri-state region, more than 400 works of art.
For more info, call (740) 286-6355 or visit markayjackson.org

October 16-18, 2015
Fall Festival of Leaves
Downtown Bainbridge (Ross county)
An October celebration of the beauty of the season and region.  Receive a welcome to "Leaf County, USA" with festivities including arts, crafts, entertainment, flea markets, midways, parades, pedal tractor pull, antique and classic car shows, the fifth annual 5k run/walk, log sawing contest.  Parade Sunday on US Route 50 between Hillsboro and Chillicothe.  Be sure to drive one or more of the four self-guided scenic tours (maps available at the website below).
For more info, call (740) 703-8833 or visit fallfestivalofleaves.com

October 17, 2015
Grand Ole Opry Stars:  The Whites
Twin City Opera House; 15 W Main St; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
Hours:  4pm and 8pm.
For more info, call (740) 525-9218 or visit ohiovalleyopry.com

October 17, 2015
Hocking Hills "Grandma Gatewood's Fall Colors Hike"
Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  1pm.  Bring along a cool drink and celebrate the season's colors.  Meet with naturalist at the Old Man's Cave Visitor Center for a strenuous hike that spans roughly six miles of the Grandma Gatewood Trail.  We will be traversing the section that runs from Old Man's Cave to Cedar Falls and back while enjoying scenic beauty.  This hike is not recommended for the easily-winded individual; it includes several hills and steps.
For more info, call (877) 403-4477 or visit friendsofhockinghills.org

October 17, 2015
"Fall Color Tour" Nature Photography Weekend Workshop
Old Bear's Den Center; 16961 Harble-Griffith Rd; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  9am-5pm.  Cost:  $ 129, eight hour workshop for all levels of photographers.  Join Eric Hoffman, Hocking Hills photographer, for an adventure in nature photography.  See the website for details such as what to bring for each workshop.  Catered lunch included.  Other workshops with different themes and shorter workshops for basic photography are scheduled throughout the year.
For more info, call (740) 380-2039 or visit theoldbear.com

October 17, 2015
Fall Hike of Shawnee
Shawnee State Park; 4404 State Rte 125; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
Hours:  9am.  An invigorating 5-mile walk through the park taking in both lakes in a blaze of fall color.  Hayrides, fresh apple butter and cider, hot beans and cornbread.
For more info, call (740) 663-2125 or visit parks.ohiodnr.gov/shawnee

October 17-18, 2015
Buckeye Lake Winery Harvest Festival
13750 Rosewood Rd; Thornville (Licking county)
Hours:  12-5pm.  Music, pumpkin painting, bouncy house, activities for children.
For more info, call (740) or visit buckeyelakewinery.com

October 17-19, 2015
Fall Festival of Leaves
Downtown Bainbridge (Ross county)
An October celebration of the beauty of the season and region.  Receive a welcome to “Leaf Country, USA” with festivities including arts, crafts, entertainment, flea markets, midways, parades, pedal tractor pull, antique and classic car shows, the fourth annual 5k run/walk, log sawing contest.  Parade 2:30pm Sunday on US Route 50 between Hillsboro and Chillicothe.  Be sure to take the opportunity to drive one or more of the four self-guided scenic tours (maps are available at the website below).
For more info, call (740) 703-8833 or visit fallfestivalofleaves.com

October 21, 2015
Tobacco Cessation
Cancer Resource Center; 616 Forest Rose Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6pm the third Wednesday of each month; see also 11/18, 12/16.  Cost:  FREE.  This is a community group for former and current tobacco users who want to quit.
For more info, call (740) 689-6854 or visit fmchealth.org

October 21-24, 2015
Circleville Pumpkin Show   * One of SE Ohio's Most Popular Events!
159 E Franklin St; Circleville (Pickaway county)
Hours:  5-9pm Tue, 9am-11pm Wed, 10am-11pm Thu-Sat.  Billed as "The Greatest FREE Show on Earth".  The record pumpkin weighed in at 1,635.5 pounds!  Will this year's entries best that weight?  Demonstrations include giant pumpkin sculpting, pet training demonstrations by Circleville Pet Services, entries by Slate Run Living Historical Farm, dancing by the Teays River Cloggers & The Fun Bunch, Graham Irish Dancing, Circleville H.S. Jazz Band, and the Columbus Zoo show.  Other craft demonstrations during the show are blowing glass pumpkins, gourd weaving, stained glass design, making corn husk dolls and pine needle baskets.  And the food… pumpkin bars, pumpkin fudge, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ice cream, cookies, pies, burgers, tarts, jam, donuts, cake, pancakes – all pumpkin – yummy!  Daily parades.
For more info, call (740) 474-7000 or 474-8973 or visit pumpkinshow.com

October 24, 2015
Un-Haunted Forest
Shawnee State Park; 4404 State Rte 125; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
Hours:  6-9pm.  Bring the family on this guided, lantern-lit walk - an easy half-mile loop trail - to learn more about the creatures of the night.  Costumed animal characters tell their stories.  Followed by marshmallow roasting and music around a campfire.  Birds of prey, more.
For more info, call (740) 663-2125 or visit parks.ohiodnr.gov/shawnee

October 25, 2015
The Inaugural Athens Race for the Cure
Ohio University; Athens (Athens county)
Hours:  12pm.  Susan G Komen, in partnership with the Ohio University School of Nursing, will launch the inaugural Athens Race for the Cure.  It will help support programs that address the needs of women in southeastern Ohio, which has a breast cancer screening rate lower than the national average.  Improving access to screenings can mean the difference between successfully treating early-stage breast cancer and losing a loved one whose diagnosis came too late.
For more info, call (614) 297-8155 or visit columbus.info-komen.org

October 30, 2015
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2015 dates are 1/30, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/29, 6/26, 7/31, 8/28, 9/25, 10/30, 11/27.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows.
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

October 30-November 1, 2015
Agatha Christie Mystery, "Murder on the Nile"
Zanesville Community Theatre; 940 Findley Av; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  8pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday.  53rd Season of Live Theatre.  Also playing November 6-8.
For more info, call (740) 455-6487 or visit zct.org

October 31, 2015
ROAR (Rural Ohio Appalachia Revisited) Day
Lake Hope State Park; 27331 State Rte 278; McArthur (Vinton county)
Hours:  9am-3pm.  Admission:  FREE.  Celebrate Appalachian culture through crafts, music, food and fun, hayrides, s'mores.
For more info, call (740) 596-5253 or visit travelohio.com

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September 2015

August 31-September 5, 2015
Noble County Fair
Noble County Fairgrounds; Caldwell (Noble county)
For more info, visit noblecountyfair.net

September 2-5, 2015
69th Annual Sweet Corn Festival
Historic Lions Park; 2900 Chautauqua Blvd (State Rte 204); Millersport (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5-11pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 11am-11pm Saturday.  FREE admission, $10 per vehicle parking.  Midway rides, corn eating contest, garden and compact tractor tug pull, parades, dancing, hula hoop contest, antique tractor pull, classic 5k run, kiddie tractor pull, outhouse races, live music including performances by Phil Vassar and Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers.  Of course, roasted sweet corn!
For more info, call (740) 467-3639 or visit sweetcornfest.com

September 3-7, 2015
Portsmouth River Days
Historic Bonneyfiddle District; Front & Court Streets; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
Annual event beginning the Thursday before Labor Day weekend.  There is late model racing Friday and Saturday nights at Portsmouth Raceway Park.  The Grand Parade begins 11am Saturday.  Fireworks Extravaganza at 10pm Sunday.  The Antique & Collector Car Show runs Monday from 9am-4pm.
For more info, call (740) 357-5059 or visit portsmouthriverdays.org

September 4, 2015
First Friday – Theme, “Paint the Town”
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5-9pm.  Visit special events at participating shops, eateries, museums, art galleries, 7-10pm at Square Seven Coffee House, 8-11pm at Ale House 1890 and from 8:30-11pm at The Lodge in Lancaster.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

September 4, 2015
First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2015 dates are 1/2, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5, 7/3, 8/7, 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4.
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit artcoz.org

September 4, 2015
Paint Valley Jamboree
Paxton Theatre; 125 E Main St; Bainbridge (Ross county)
Hours:  7pm.  A great line-up of performers including Todd Ash, Juanita Brill, Brad Butler, Bobby Cox, Jimmy Evans, Karen Gentry, Jim King, Stan McFarland, Carol McIntosh, Sean Poole, Rick Saunders, ex Shuff, Mike Woo.
For more info, call N/A or visit paxtontheatre.com

September 4-6, 2015
Knap-In at Flint Ridge
Flint Ridge State Memorial Park; 7091 Brownsville Rd; Glenford (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-4pm Friday-Saturday, 9am-2pm Sunday.  Come join in a fun and educational weekend.  Witness craftsmen and artisans demonstrate how to make arrowheads, spears, stone tools, bows. atlatls, stone pipes, cordage as well as other items fro hide and bone.  Flint Ridge is the same location the Native Americans visited to quarry flint they needed to produce weapons and tools for everyday survival.  Take a nature walk through the woods on the park trails and see remains of the ancient quarry pits.  Take a tour of the museum to learn about the history and geology of the area.
For more info, call (740) 763-4127 or 787-2476 or visit flintridgeohio.org

September 5, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

September 5, 2015
Way Back Weekends 2015:  5th Annual Country Roads Cook-Off
Heritage Farm Museum & Village; 3300 Harvey Rd; Huntington, West Virginia
Hours:  10am-3pm.  Appalachian ingredients entice chefs to prepare the fines of country cuisines.
For more info, call (304) 522-1244 or visit heritagefarmmuseum.com

September 5, 2015
Flaming Torchlight Canoe Trip
Hocking Hills Adventures; 31251 Chieftain Dr; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  7-11pm.  Cost:  $45 per canoe.  Departing from Crockett's Run about an hour before dusk, a one- or two-hour canoe trip by torchlight on the Hocking River.  Live music and s'mores at the end of the ride.
For more info, call (800) 686-0386 or visit hockinghillscanoeing.com

September 5, 2015
Learn:  CPR
Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  8:30am-12pm.  Cost:  $35/person, registration required.  Learn adult, child and infant CPR.  Participants will receive a certification card upon completion of a written exam.
For more info, call (740) 687-8007 or visit fmchealth.org

September 5, 2015
Learn:  First Aid
Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  12-3:30pm.  Cost:  $35/person, registration required.  Receive hands-on emergency training.  Participants will receive a certification card upon completion of a written exam.  See also September 5.
For more info, call (740) 687-8007 or visit fmchealth.org

September 5-6, 2015
Farm Heritage Show
State Rte 7 at County House Lane
For more info, call (740) 350-5090- or visit farmcollector.com

September 5-8, 2015
Washington County Fair
Washington County Fairgrounds; Marietta (Washington county)
For more info, visit washcountyfair.org

September 8-12, 2015
163rd Morgan County Fair
Morgan County Fairgrounds; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
For more info, visit morgan-county-fair.com/

September 8-12, 2015
Wellston Coal Festival
Downtown; State Rte 327; Wellston (Jackson county)
Can you dig it?  Held annually the Tuesday through Saturday after Labor Day to celebrate Wellston’s rich coal mining heritage.  There will be a karaoke contest, the 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. art show, senior citizens activities, pet show, quilt, needlework and craft show, percussion show, many vendors.
For more info, call (740) 384-5141 or visit wellstoncoalfestival.com

September 8-13, 2015
Belmont County Fair
Belmont County Fairgrounds; St Clairsville (Belmont county)
For more info, visit belmontcountyfair.org

September 9-13, 2015
Albany Independent Fair
Albany (Athens county)
For more info, visit albanyfair.org

September 9-14, 2015
Hocking County Fair
Hocking County Fairgrounds; Logan (Hocking county)
For more info, visit hockingcountyfair.com

September 10, 2015
Infant & Child CPR Classes
Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6-9pm.  Cost:  $35/person, registration required.  Learn CPR and procedures for infants and children to receive a two-year certification from the American Safety & Health Institute.  See also August 3 and September 10.
For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit fmchealth.org

September 10-12, 2015
Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival
Pump House Center for the Arts; Yoctangee Park; 1 Enderlin Circle; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Cost:  Weekend passes $10 adult, $5 student.  Performer line-up:  Kevin Coleman, Frank McGarvey, Jackson Gillman, Bil Lepp, Andy Offutt Irwin, Shelia Arnold, Bill McKell.
For more info, call (740) 702-7677 or visit sostoryfest.com

September 11-12, 2015
2015 Lithopolis HoneyFest
W Columbus St; Lithopolis (Fairfield county)
Hours:  3-7pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday.  Cost:  FREE admission, parking and shuttle.  Two days of fascinating attractions, honey bee beards, demonstrations and equipment.  Two stages for lie music, more.
For more info, call (614) 837-2031 or visit lithopolishoneyfest.com

September 11-13, 2015
39th Annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival
Ohio River Levee; Front & Greene Streets; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  Come early.  Stay late.  All events are free and the atmosphere festive and friendly.  See paddlewheelers, sidewheelers and sternwheelers.  Boat races, car show, 5k run, fireworks, Phil Dirt & The Dozers, many more talented entertainers.
For more info, call (800) 288-2577 or visit ohioriversternwheelfestival.org

September 11-13, 2015
Salt Creek Valley Festival
Richmond Dale (Ross county)
This small town festival features great entertainment, arts and crafts, fabulous foods, great music by Far Cry and many other activities.
For more info, call (740) 702-7677 or visit saltcreekvalleyfestival.com

September 11-13, 2015
Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  8am daily.  FREE event.  Coliseum; Denny Hales Arena; Gilligan Complex, Paddock.  The Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Association is dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of owning and exhibiting the American Quarter Horse.  2015 dates are:  April 18-19, May 9-10, September 11-13.
For more info, call (614) 214-2846 or visit eoqha.us

September 11-13, 2015
Home & Garden Show and Holiday Fest
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  10am-8pm Friday-Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday.  Bricker Building.  Three days of home and garden expertise, a holiday marketplace, how-to sessions, celebrity guests, activities for kids, more..
For more info, call (888) 646-3976 toll-free or visit dispatchhomeandgardenshow.com

September 11-13, 2015
Disney Musical, "The Little Mermaid Jr"
Zanesville Community Theatre; 940 Findley Av; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  8pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday.  53rd Season of Live Theatre.  Also playing September 18-20.
For more info, call (740) 455-6487 or visit zct.org

September 12, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market & White Sweet Corn Festival
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

September 12, 2015
Somerset Music Fest
Victoria's Wedding & Reception Hall; 3250 US Highway 22 NW; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  12-8pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Music, vendors,
For more info, call (740) 743-3888 or visit N/A

September 12, 2015
Coshocton County Antique Power Association Tractor Cruise
Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
For more info, call (740) 545-7792 or visit farmcollector.com

September 12, 2015
Appalachian Bacon Nation Festival - CANCELED
See September 10, 2016
For more info, call (740) N/A or visit appalachianbaconnation.com

September 12, 2015
13th Annual Perry County Gun Bash
Perry County Fairgrounds; State Rte 37 W; New Lexington (Perry county)
Over 75 prizes awarded from 2-8pm and numerous other side drawings throughout the day.  Free food and entertainment.
For more info, call (740) 342-3047 or visit perrygunbash.com

September 12, 2015
Ohio's Friendliest Train Robbery
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway; 33 West Canal St; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  6pm, train departs Nelsonville depot for a two-hour trip.  The ever-popular Robbery Trains are family-friendly feature a group of bandits on horseback making an attempt to rob the train.  Play money is distributed to everyone on the train before departure.  The robbers, after stopping the train, will come through to collect the booty.  Guns are used but with blanks; there is a safe atmosphere on board.  These events often sell-out quickly so make reservations as early as possible.  The 2015 events are June 13, August 1, September 12.  Note:  The 'robbers' will be riders from nearby Smoke Rise Ranch.  If you are a rider and wish to be part of the group of bandits, call (740) 767-2624 or (800) 292-1732 or visit smokeriseranch.com.  At Smoke Rise Ranch you can experience the Old West on the 2,000-acre ranch located about 10 miles from the railway near Murray City on State Rte 78.  It is a working cow ranch with real cowboys.  There is horseback riding by the hour on over 100 miles of trail, a variety of cabin and camping rentals, fishing ponds, hiking trail, pool and a playground. 
For more info, call (740) 753-9531 or visit hvsry.org

September 12, 2015
Lancaster Handmade Market
Broad & E Main Streets; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  9am-1pm.  Shop for items made in Ohio by local artisans and craftspeople.  2015 Lancaster Handmade Market dates are the second Saturday of each month from May to October; next date 10/10.
For more info, call (740) 438-8897 or visit lancasterhandmademarket.com

September 12, 2015
Pickaway Pickers Festival
Pickaway County Fairgrounds; 415 Lancaster Pike; Circleville (Pickaway county)
Combining the fun of picking through antiques and collectibles with picking by the region's acoustic bands and musical artists.  A flea market inside and outside the fairgrounds coliseum.
For more info, call (740) 474-3636 or visit pickaway.com visit pickaway.com

September 12, 2015
First Ever Gateway to Hocking Hills Trade Faire
Tarlton Town Hall; 105 S Harrison St; Tarlton (Hocking county)
Hours:  9am-3pm.  During Tarlton's annual village yard sale, the town hall will house vendors.  Check it out!
F more info, call (740) 477-1477 or visit VillageOfTarlton on Facebook

September 12-13, 2015
Licking River Kennel Club AKC Dog Show & Take the Lead Benefit
Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  8am-4pm.
For more info, call (740) 503-5046 or visit lickingriverkennelclub.com

September 14, 2015
Look Good, Feel Better
Cancer Resource Center; 616 Forest Rose Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-12pm.  FREE event; registration is required.  This program is designed for any woman undergoing cancer treatment learn skin care and make-up tips.  Other dates this year are 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12 and 11/9.
For more info, call (614) 920-2800 or visit fmchealth.org

September 14-19, 2015
Guernsey County Fair
Guernsey County Fairgrounds; Old Washington (Guernsey county)
For more info, visit guernseycountyfair.org

September 15-19, 2015
Jackson County Apple Festival
Downtown; Jackson (Jackson county)
Hours:  Festivities begin at 12pm Tuesday.  Apple butter made fresh on the midway, craft and quilt shows and quilting demonstrations, kiddies rides, apple peeling contest, karaoke and lip sync contests, baby contests, more.  There will be bags of apples, jugs of cider, more homemade apple butters, apple pies and candy apples, three parades, rides, displays, games, contests, food and free entertainment, a car show, quilt show, band competition, sporting events and crafts show.
For more info, call (740) 286-1339 or visit jacksonapplefestival.com

September 16, 2015
Tobacco Cessation
Cancer Resource Center; 616 Forest Rose Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6pm the third Wednesday of each month; see also 10/21, 11/18, 12/16.  Cost:  FREE.  This is a community group for former and current tobacco users who want to quit.
For more info, call (740) 689-6854 or visit fmchealth.org

September 17-19, 2015
"Rally by the River" Sternwheel Riverfest
Riverside Amphitheater & Riverfront Parking Lot; 100 E Main St; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
Hours:  6-10pm Friday, 10am-11pm Saturday, 10am-11:30pm Sunday.  A festival of the river that focuses on the sternwheelers of yesteryear and pleasure boats.  Fun, food, entertainment, chili cook-off and contests.
For more info, call (740) 992-2136 or meigscountytourism.com

September 18-20, 2015
Thornville Backwoods Fest
Showcase Listing Advertiser:  Apricot Hills
Location:  8572 High Point Rd; Thornville (Perry county).  Find Apricot Hills in Booth 257.
Hours:  10am-6pm Friday, 9am-6pm Saturday, 9am-5pm Sunday.  Adult admission $9, children 10 and under FREE, parking is FREE. This very popular, annual festival held the third weekend in September, rain or shine!  There will be over 275 vendors, more than 30 kinds of food cooked over open fires, three days of Bluegrass music.
For more info, call (740) 246-4709 or visit thornvillebackwoodsfest.com

September 18-20, 2015
6th Annual Craft Show & Flea Market
Old Log House Plantation; 8656 State Rte 13 NW; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  12pm-6pm Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday, 12pm-??? Sunday.  This is an outside event and will be held rain or shine!  Register now for free vendor space.  FYI, no firearms or fireworks.  Vendors include Avon, Paparazzi, Scentsy, Thirty-One, primitives, handcrafted items, much more.
For more info, call (888) 869-7424 or visit loghouseplantation.com

September 18-20, 2015
Disney Musical, "The Little Mermaid Jr"
Zanesville Community Theatre; 940 Findley Av; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  8pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday.  53rd Season of Live Theatre.
For more info, call (740) 455-6487 or visit zct.org

September 19, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

September 19, 2015
15th Anniversary Show - Johnny Counterfit
Twin City Opera House; 15 W Main St; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
Hours:  4pm and 8pm.
For more info, call (740) 525-9218 or visit ohiovalleyopry.com

September 19, 2015
Ultimate Recycling Day
Kroger; 610 Carroll St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12pm.  Kroger parking lot.  This event, cosponsored by New Lexington FFA and Classic Riders, is for Perry county residents only.  Accepting motor oil but no other liquid wastes.  This collection is for recyclable items only such as used appliances, miscellaneous scrap metal, tires, car batteries, computers and TVs.  Some items require a nominal fee.
For more info, call (740) 342-7881 or visit perryrecycling.com

September 19, 2015
Pickaway-Ross Community Day
Pickaway Ross Career & Technology Center; 895 Crouse Chapel Rd; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  10am-4pm.  Craft show, car show, live music, children's activities, food, more.
For more info, call (740 642-1200 or visit N/A

September 19-20, 2015
Old Iron Power Club 8th Annual Antique Power Show
Noble County Fairgrounds, Caldwell (Noble county)
For more info, call (740) 585-2645 or visit farmcollector.com

September 20, 2015
Featherific Bird Expo
Quality Inn; 700 Pike St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  10am-4pm.  Door prize, chop making demonstration, toys and toy parts, cages, birds - a fun family event.
For more info, call (330) 749-9651 or visit featherificbirdexpo.com

September 23, 2015
First Day of Autumn

September 24-27, 2015
Barlow Independent Fair
Washington County Fairgrounds; Barlow (Washington county)
For more info, visit ohiofairs.org

September 24-27, 2015
52nd Annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
Historic Village of Barnesville; Barnesville (Belmont county)
Free entertainment, family-oriented events, old farm machinery and agricultural displays, car show, crafts, rides, games and concessions, a 5k run and walk, quilt and art show, many contests, more.
For more info, call (740) 425-2593 or visit barnesvillepumpkinfestival.com or ohiofairs.org

September 25, 2015
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2015 dates are 1/30, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/29, 6/26, 7/31, 8/28, 9/25, 10/30, 11/27.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows.
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

September 25, 2015
FREE Summer Concert Series
Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  7pm.  Free Summer Concert Series in the parking lot during the Final Fridays on the Square in July, August and September.
For more info, call (740) 394-3011 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org

September 25, 2015
Harvest Days
Scioto Trail State Park; 144 Lake Rd; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  Cost:  FREE admission.  Harvest-themed activities, games for children, food, more.
For more info, call (740) 663-2125 or visit parks.ohiodnr.gov/sciototrail

September 25-27, 2015
2015 Sims Fall Festival
11300 Chillicothe-Lancaster Rd SW; Amanda (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6-8pm Friday preview, 10am-4pm Saturday, 12-3pm Sunday.  Visit the farm to see and buy mums, pumpkins, gourds, corn shocks, arts, crafts, antiques, items for fall.  Special this year is a Civil War encampment and firings of the Sherman cannon that was used in the 1862 Battle of Shilo.
For more info, call (740) 969-2225 or visit N/A

September 25-27, 2015
50th Annual Columbus Oktoberfest
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds): 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  5pm-12am Friday, 12pm-12am Saturday, 12-8pm Saturday.  Natural Resources Park and covered pavilions.  Cost:  FREE.  Enjoy authentic German food, beer, lively music, games and entertainment.
For more info, call (888) 646-3976 toll-free or visit columbusoktoberfest.com

September 26, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

September 26, 2015
Moonlight Canoe Trip
Hocking Hills Adventures; 31251 Chieftain Dr; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  7-11pm.  Cost:  $45 per canoe.  Departing from Crockett's Run about an hour before dusk, a one- or two-hour canoe trip by moonlight on the Hocking River.  Live music, wine and s'mores at the trip end.
For more info, call (800) 686-0386 or visit hockinghillscanoeing.com

September 26-27, 2015
Lucasville Trade Days
Scioto County Fairgrounds; 1193-1200 Fairground Rd; Lucasville (Scioto county)
Hours:  7am-7pm Saturday-Sunday.  Admission:  $ 2.00.  This event features dogs, poultry and other farm animals plus every kind of flea market treasure you can imagine.  Antiques or 'junk' from barns, garages and attics.  2015 dates:  April 18-19, June 13-14 and September 26-27.
For more info, call (937) 728-6643 or visit lucasvilletradedays.com

September 26-27, 2015
Frontier Spirit 1799
Charles Alley Nature Park; 2805 Old Logan Rd; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  11am-4pm.  Demos of cooking, soap-making, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving.
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit Frontier Players of Lancaster on Facebook

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August 2015

July 29-August 9, 2015
Ohio State Fair
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds): 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
For more info, call (888) 646-3976 toll-free or visit ohiostatefair.com or ohioexpocenter.com

July 31-August 8, 2015
Pike County Fair
Pike County Fairgrounds; 311 Mill St; Piketon (Pike county)
For more info, visit ohiofairs.org

August 1, 2015
Way Back Weekends 2015:  Hatfield/McCoy
Heritage Farm Museum & Village; 3300 Harvey Rd; Huntington, West Virginia
Hours:  10am-3pm.  Revisit where the award-winning documentary "America's Greatest Feud" was filmed and enjoy the excitement of the reenactment village.
For more info, call (304) 522-1244 or visit heritagefarmmuseum.com

August 1, 2015
Moonlight Canoe Trip
Hocking Hills Adventures; 31251 Chieftain Dr; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  7-11pm.  Cost:  $45 per canoe.  Departing from Crockett's Run about an hour before dusk, a one- or two-hour canoe trip by moonlight on the Hocking River.  Live music, wine and s'mores at the trip end.
For more info, call (800) 686-0386 or visit hockinghillscanoeing.com

August 1, 2015
Ohio's Friendliest Train Robbery
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway; 33 West Canal St; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  6pm, train departs Nelsonville depot for a two-hour trip.  The ever-popular Robbery Trains are family-friendly feature a group of bandits on horseback making an attempt to rob the train.  Play money is distributed to everyone on the train before departure.  The robbers, after stopping the train, will come through to collect the booty.  Guns are used but with blanks; there is a safe atmosphere on board.  These events often sell-out quickly so make reservations as early as possible.  The 2015 events are June 13, August 1, September 12.  Note:  The 'robbers' will be riders from nearby Smoke Rise Ranch.  If you are a rider and wish to be part of the group of bandits, call (740) 767-2624 or (800) 292-1732 or visit smokeriseranch.com.  At Smoke Rise Ranch you can experience the Old West on the 2,000-acre ranch located about 10 miles from the railway near Murray City on State Rte 78.  It is a working cow ranch with real cowboys.  There is horseback riding by the hour on over 100 miles of trail, a variety of cabin and camping rentals, fishing ponds, hiking trail, pool and a playground. 
For more info, call (740) 753-9531 or visit hvsry.org

August 1, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market & Texas BBQ
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

August 1, 2015
Big Boy Toy Show
Marietta Middle School; 242 7th St; Marietta (Washington county)
For more info, call (740) 374-8758 or visit farmcollector.com

August 1, 2015
Learn:  CPR
Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  8:30am-12pm.  Cost:  $35/person, registration required.  Learn adult, child and infant CPR.  Participants will receive a certification card upon completion of a written exam.  See also September 5.
For more info, call (740) 687-8007 or visit fmchealth.org

August 1, 2015
Learn:  First Aid
Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  12-3:30pm.  Cost:  $35/person, registration required.  Receive hands-on emergency training.  Participants will receive a certification card upon completion of a written exam.  See also September 5.
For more info, call (740) 687-8007 or visit fmchealth.org

August 1, 2015
Family & Friends Jubilee
1101 McFarland Dr; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
Hours:  11am-6pm Saturday, 11am-3pm  Sunday.  Multi-cultural event for the family.  Activities, games, music, raffles, dance and hula-hoop contests.
For more info, call (740) 432-7590 or 255-5280 or visit N/A

August 1-2, 2015
Inland Waterways Festival
Ohio River Museum; 601 Second St; Marietta (Washington county)
FREE event.  A salute to the heritage and continued importance of America's rivers, canals and lakes.  Ongoing demonstrations, information booths, music, hands-on activities, tours, boat displays - all examining over 300 years of inland waterways history, historic model boats, steamboat whistles, and historic river craft on the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers.  Story-telling, living history groups and exhibits concerned with current waterway activity.
For more info, call (740) 373-3750 or visit campusmartiusmuseum.org

August 2, 2015
16th Annual "Rhythm on the River" Summer Music Series
Riverside Amphitheater; 100 E Main St.; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
Hours:  8-10pm in historic downtown Pomeroy.  Cost:  FREE.  Join the Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society for an evening of live music on the Ohio River.  The 2015 line-up is:  June 27 Chris O'Leary Band, July 4 Todd Wolfe Band, July 11 Will Kimbrough and Brigitte DeMeyer, July 18  Big Al & The Heavyweights, August 2 Johnny Rawls.
For more info, call (740) 992-6524 or visit pomeroyblues.org

August 2, 2015
Pickerington Summer Concert Series, "The Floorwalkers"
Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.
For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit pickerington.net

August 2, 2015
Lake Alma Beach Party Day
Lake Alma State Park; 422 Lake Alma Rd; Wellston (Jackson county)
Hours:  10am-9pm.
For more info, call (740) 596-5253 or 384-4474 Park Office or visit parks.ohiodnr.gov/lakealma

August 2, 2015
22nd Annual Pig Iron Day
Manpower Park; Main St; Jackson (Jackson county)
Hours:  9am.  Foods such as soup beans cooked over an open fire served with cornbread, bratwursts, hot dogs, regular or smoky-flavored pulled pork, plus games, entertainment, more.  Sponsored by the Jackson Firefighters Association.
For more info, call (740) 286-2707 or 418-8086 or visit N/A

August 3, 2015
Infant & Child CPR Classes
Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6-9pm.  Cost:  $35/person, registration required.  Learn CPR and procedures for infants and children to receive a two-year certification from the American Safety & Health Institute.  See also September 10.
For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit fmchealth.org

August 3-8, 2015
Gallia County Fair
Gallia County Fairgrounds; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
For more info, visit galliacountyfair.org

August 6-8, 2015
Baltimore Burger Festival
Johnson Park; 300 Park St; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5-10pm Thursday, 12pm-11pm Friday-Saturday.  Cost:  Free.  Rides, games, cruise-in. live entertainment.
For more info, call (740) 862-4951 or visit N/A

August 7, 2015
First Friday – Theme, “Dog Days of Summer”
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5-9pm.  Visit special events at participating shops, eateries, museums, art galleries, plus live music 7pm (see Friday Night Bandstand), 7-10pm at Square Seven Coffee House, 8-11pm at Ale House 1890 and from 8:30-11pm at The Lodge in Lancaster.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

August 7, 2015
Friday Night Bandstand - Long Tall Deb
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.  Genre:  Blues
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

August 7, 2015
Denny's Hot Summer Nites Cruise In
Denny's Classic Diner; 10 Airport Rd; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  7-9pm.  Take your classic car or view others' cars.
For more info, call (740) 450-8387 or visit N/A

August 7, 2015
First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2015 dates are 1/2, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5, 7/3, 8/7, 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4.  See also the Y-Bridge Arts Festival this weekend.
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit artcoz.org

August 7-8, 2015
Y-Bridge Arts Festival
Zane's Landing Park; West end of Market St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  6-10pm Friday, 11am-10pm Saturday.  Art, entertainment, food, more.  See also First Friday Gallery Art Walk, August 7.
For more info, call N/A or visit visitzanesville.com or artcoz.org

August 7-8, 2015
Alice in Wonderland, Jr.
Paxton Theatre; 125 E Main St; Bainbridge (Ross county)
Hours:  7pm.  Lewis Carroll’s famous inquisitive heroine comes to life in Disney’s Alice In Wonderland JR., a delightful adaptation of the classic Disney film. Join Alice as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!
For more info, call N/A or visit paxtontheatre.com

August 7-8, 2015
Canal Winchester Blues & Ribfest
Historic Downtown; Canal Winchester (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5-11pm Friday, 12-11pm Saturday.  Cost:  FREE admission.  A two-day summer street celebration featuring live blues music, world-class ribs, a wide variety of quality non-rib food options, children's activities, fan-cooled dining areas, a beer & wine garden for our Blues and rib-loving guests aged 21 and over.
For more info, call N/A or visit bluesandribfest.com

August 7-9, 2015
Salt Fork Arts & Crafts Festival *The 2015 event has been CANCELED*
Cambridge City Park; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
A juried festival showcasing high-quality art - painting, pottery, ceramics, fiber art, metal work, jewelry, acrylics, mixed media, photography, more.  Area students are given an opportunity to display their work.  Market Place offers foods made in Ohio.  Programs for kids, musical performances, concessions, more.
For more info, call (740) 705-2175 or visit saltforkfestival.org

August 7-9, 2015
Coshocton Canal Festival
Downtown Coshocton; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
For more info, call (740) 502-1525 or visit coshoctoncanalfestival.com

August 7-15, 2015
Athens County Fair
Athens County Fairgrounds; Athens (Athens county)
For more info, visit athenscofair.org

August 8, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market & Yellow Sweet Corn Festival
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

August 8, 2015
Saturday Cinema on the Square, "Cinderella"
Downtown Lancaster Bandstand; 109 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  Movie begins at dusk, approximately 8:30-8:45pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Enjoy a family-friendly movie at the Bandstand at Broad and Main Streets.  Activities for children begin an hour before the movie.  Snack concessions available.    Bring your own blanket or lawn chair.
For more info, call (740) 653-8251 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

August 8, 2015
145th Annual Rio Grande Bean Dinner
Bob Evans Farm; 791 Farmview Dr; Rio Grande (Athens county)
Hours:  11am-3pm.  Bean soup, coffee, entertainment.  See also August 8-9 ANN Radio Control Fly-In.
For more info, call 800 994-3276 or visit bobevans.com

August 8, 2015
Lancaster Handmade Market
Broad & E Main Streets; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  9am-1pm.  Shop for items made in Ohio by local artisans and craftspeople.  2015 Lancaster Handmade Market dates are the second Saturday of each month from May to October; the dates are 9/12, 10/10.
For more info, call (740) 438-8897 or visit lancasterhandmademarket.com

August 8-9, 2015
27th Annual ANN Radio Control Fly-In
Bob Evans Farm; 791 Farmview Dr; Rio Grande (Athens county)
Hours:  9am-5pm.  Non-competitive fly-in and scale flying event.
For more info, call (740) 286-2915 or visit bobevans.com

August 8-15, 2015
Ross County Fair
Ross County Fairgrounds; Chillicothe (Ross county)
For more info, visit rosscountyfair.com

August 9-15, 2015
Hartford Independent Fair
County Fairgrounds; Utica (Licking county)
For more info, visit hartfordfair.com

August 10, 2015
Look Good, Feel Better
Cancer Resource Center; 616 Forest Rose Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-12pm.  FREE event; registration is required.  This program is designed for any woman undergoing cancer treatment learn skin care and make-up tips.  Other dates this year are 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9.
For more info, call (614) 920-2800 or visit fmchealth.org

August 10-15, 2015
Scioto County Fair
Scioto County Fairgrounds; Lucasville (Scioto county)
For more info, visit sciotocountyfair.com

August 13-15, 2015
The Ross County Paint Valley Antique Machinery Club Antique Machine Show & Flea Market
Max Shoemaker's Canoe Rental; 14000 State Rte 50 W; Chillicothe (Ross county)
For more info, call (740) 634-2162 or visit farmcollector.com

August 14, 2015
Friday Night Bandstand - Cross Point Trio
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.  Genre:  Gospel.
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

August 14-16, 2015
20th Charles Alley Nature Park Antique Tractor & Truck Show
Charles Alley Nature Park; 2805 Old Logan Rd; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
For more info, call (740) 407-2347 or visit farmcollector.com or fairfieldcountytractorclub.com

August 15, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

August 15, 2015
29th Annual Cambridge Classic Cruise-In
801 Wheeling Av; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
Hours:  10am-5pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Cruisin' Times Magazine names this one of the best car shows in its category.  More than 200 cars and trucks from the early 1900s through today.  Fun for the entire family, food vendors and the Downtown Cambridge Pub Crawl.
For more info, call (740) 439-2238 or visit downtowncambridge.com

August 15, 2015
Marty Haggard
Twin City Opera House; 15 W Main St; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
Hours:  4pm and 8pm.  Tickets:  $ 10-15.  Son of country music legend, Merle Haggard.  Marty will perform two shows this date.  Also performing will be The Clark Family, Mike Morrison, Beth Sigler, Matt Coleman, The Rays and comedian Uncle Doofus.
For more info, call (740) 525-9218 or visit ohiovalleyopry.com

August 15, 2015
Flaming Torchlight Canoe Trip
Hocking Hills Adventures; 31251 Chieftain Dr; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  7-11pm.  Cost:  $45 per canoe.  Departing from Crockett's Run about an hour before dusk, a one- or two-hour canoe trip by torchlight on the Hocking River.  Live music and s'mores at the end of the ride.
For more info, call (800) 686-0386 or visit hockinghillscanoeing.com

August 15, 2015
12th Annual Lore City Rails to Trails Festival
Lore City (Guernsey county)
Hours:  9am-9pm.
For more info, call (740) 260-0558 or visit N/A

August 16-22, 2015
Muskingum County Fair
Muskingum County Fairgrounds; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
For more info, visit muskingumcofair.com

August 17-22, 2015
152nd Meigs County Fair
Meigs County Fairgrounds; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
For more info, visit themeigscountyfair.com

August 19, 2015
Tobacco Cessation
Cancer Resource Center; 616 Forest Rose Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6pm the third Wednesday of each month; see also 9/16, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16.  Cost:  FREE.  This is a community group for former and current tobacco users who want to quit.
For more info, call (740) 689-6854 or visit fmchealth.org

August 19, 2015
Metro Five-O:  Level 4 Butterfly Monitoring
Clear Creek Metro Park; 185 Clear Creek Rd; Rockbridge (Hocking county)
Hours:  9:30am, Fern parking lot.  Age 50 and older.  Take a 2.5-mile walk and help monitor a ridge-top butterfly transect.
For more info, call (740) 438-3007 or visit metroparks.net

August 19-22, 2015
Nelsonville Parade of the Hills   * One of SE Ohio's Most Popular Events!
Historic Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Annually the third full weekend in August.  Parade of the Hills has become one of the state’s premiere family festivals.  You will be treated to great family entertainment, regional art, home cooking, concessions, a midway and carnival, Pie Contest & Auction, 5k Run & Walk, Street Games and Athletic Day for kids, parades, the Ohio State Fiddling Contest.  Nightly entertainment is free.
For more info, call (740) N/A or visit paradeofthehills.org

August 20, 2015
Third Thursday Event Series
City of Circleville; 120 E Franklin St; Circleville (Pickaway county)
Hours:  5pm-9pm.  Proceeds benefit area non-profit organizations and the Pickaway County Welcome Center.  Attendees can vote for their favorite pizza establishment.  Third Thursday Marketplace, musical entertainment, plus 'blues, brews and BBQs'.
For more info, call (740) 474-3636 or visit N/A

August 21, 2015
Ohio State Fiddling Contest
Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  6pm.  One of the premier fiddling events in Ohio and beyond!  Fiddlers compete in four age groups:  up to 12, 13-18, 19-54, 55 and older.  To enter as a competitor, visit paradeofthehills.org.  This event will have your toes tappin' and put a smile on your face.
For more info, call (740) 394-3011 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org

August 21, 2015
2nd Annual Food Truck Festival
Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  5-8pm.  Cost:  $ 5 per car parking fee beginning at 3:30pm.  Arboretum members park free if have event postcard or membership card.  The menu has been expanded, come hungry and thirsty and enjoy food, drinks, music.  If you're feeling ambitious, roll out your bicycle and join CycLicking for an evening ride to and from the event; contact 740 349-6555 for ride details.  Here's a peek at the participating vendors and music...  Food:  Chelsea's Real Food, Creative Catering, Kirwin's Fork in the Road, Mixing Bowl Asian Grill, Mount Airy Beef, Pitabilities, Poppy's Roadside Diner, Smitty's Real Pit BBQ, Steamroller Bagels, Taco Sherpa, The Burrito Bus, The Gluten & Grain Free Gourmet.  Alcoholic Beverages:  Buckeye Lake Brewing, Granville Brewing, Homestead Brewery, Sand Hollow Winery.  Music:  Smokey Row Band (Bluegrass) and Ron Emoff (acoustic guitar).
For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit dawesarb.org

August 22, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market & Watermelon Moonshine Festival
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

August 22, 2015
Centennial Celebration Rock Party
Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  9am-10pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A full day of Rock music by local band, a community HealthFest, food, crafts for purchase, fun give-aways, spectacular fireworks display in the evening.
For more info, call N/A or visit lancasteroldcarclub.org

August 24-29, 2015
Monroe County Fair
Monroe County Fairgrounds; Woodsfield (Monroe county)
For more info, call (740) 213-8439 or visit monroecountyfair.org

August 27-30, 2015
Obetz Zucchini Festival
Memorial Park; Obetz (Franklin county)
Hours:  5pm-10pm Thursday, 5pm-11pm Friday, 11am-11pm Saturday, 12pm-6pm Sunday.  Entertainment, rides, games, cruise-in, motorcycle and car show, crafts, vendors, food.
For more info, call (614) 491-1080 or visit obetzzucchinifest.org

August 28, 2015
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2015 dates are 1/30, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/29, 6/26, 7/31, 8/28, 9/25, 10/30, 11/27.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows.
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

August 28, 2015
FREE Summer Concert Series
Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  7pm.  Free Summer Concert Series in the parking lot during the Final Fridays on the Square in July, August and September.
For more info, call (740) 394-3011 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org

August 29, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

August 29, 2015
Moonlight Canoe Trip
Hocking Hills Adventures; 31251 Chieftain Dr; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  7-11pm.  Cost:  $45 per canoe.  Departing from Crockett's Run about an hour before dusk, a one- or two-hour canoe trip by moonlight on the Hocking River.  Live music, wine and s'mores at the trip end.
For more info, call (800) 686-0386 or visit hockinghillscanoeing.com

August 31-September 5, 2015
Noble County Fair
Noble County Fairgrounds; Caldwell (Noble county)
For more info, visit noblecountyfair.net

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July 2015

July 1, 2015
Rock Mill Open House
Rock Mill Park; 1429 Rockmill Pl NW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-12pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Additional open house hours at Rock Mill Wednesdays July 1, 8 and 15; regular open house hours are Saturdays-Sundays 1-3pm.  Kids and groups welcomed!  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 1, 2015
Lorena Sternwheeler Cruise on the Muskingum River
Zane's Landing Park; West End of Market St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit visitzanesville.info

July 3, 2015
First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2015 dates are 1/2, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5, 7/3, 8/7, 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4.
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit artcoz.org

July 3, 2015
Music on the Lawn, "Marty & Linda Savage"
Perry County District Library; 117 S Jackson St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  Marty & Linda Savage:  Songs You Forgot You Knew.  2015 dates are 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

July 3, 2015
Music on the Porch: 
Perry County District Library; 99 E Columbus St; Thornville (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  2015 dates are 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

July 3, 2015
Hustle & Bustle:  Games & Activities in the Outdoors
Smeck Historical Farm; 7395 Basil Rd NW; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 3, 2015
First Friday – Theme, “In the Good Ol’ Summertime”
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5-9pm.  Visit special events at participating shops, eateries, museums, art galleries, plus live music 7pm (see Friday Night Bandstand), 7-10pm at Square Seven Coffee House, 8-11pm at Ale House 1890 and from 8:30-11pm at The Lodge in Lancaster.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

July 3, 2015
Friday Night Bandstand - Community Band
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.  Genre:  Patriotic
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

July 4, 2015
Born of the 4th of July:  The Ohio & Erie Canals
Lockville Canal Park; 5895 Pickerington Rd NW, Carroll (Fairfield county)
Hours:  3pm.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 4, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

July 4, 2015
16th Annual "Rhythm on the River" Summer Music Series
Riverside Amphitheater; 100 E Main St.; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
Hours:  8-10pm in historic downtown Pomeroy.  Cost:  FREE.  Join the Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society for an evening of live music on the Ohio River.  The 2015 line-up is:  June 27 Chris O'Leary Band, July 4 Todd Wolfe Band, July 11 Will Kimbrough and Brigitte DeMeyer, July 18  Big Al & The Heavyweights, August 2 Johnny Rawls.
For more info, call (740) 992-6524 or visit pomeroyblues.org

July 4, 2015
Moonlight Canoe Trip
Hocking Hills Adventures; 31251 Chieftain Dr; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  7-11pm.  Cost:  $45 per canoe.  Departing from Crockett's Run about an hour before dusk, a one- or two-hour canoe trip by moonlight on the Hocking River.  Live music, wine and s'mores at the trip end.
For more info, call (800) 686-0386 or visit hockinghillscanoeing.com

July 4, 2015
Morgan County Fair Board Tractor Pull
Morgan County Fairgrounds; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
Hours:  10am.  Three divisions of transfer pulling, weight classes 3,000 (light) to 8,500 (heavy).  Field stock 3MPH Pure Farm, Stock 4MPH, Pro-Stock 8MPH cut tires.
For more info, call (740) 629-2354, 557-3022 or 607-1074 or visit morgan-county-fair.com

July 5, 2015
After Chores are Through:  Toys & Games of the Past
Rock Mill Park; 1429 Rockmill Pl NW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  12-2pm.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 7, 2015
Hustle & Bustle:  Games & Activities in the Outdoors
Zeller Park; 8475 Benadum Rd NW, Carroll (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 8, 2015
Lorena Sternwheeler Cruise on the Muskingum River
Zane's Landing Park; West End of Market St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit visitzanesville.info

July 8, 2015
Rock Mill Open House
Rock Mill Park; 1429 Rockmill Pl NW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-12pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Additional open house hours at Rock Mill Wednesdays July 1, 8 and 15; regular open house hours are Saturdays-Sundays 1-3pm.  Kids and groups welcomed!  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 8-11, 2015
111th Annual Ohio Hills Folk Festival
Quaker City (Guernsey county)
Held annually on the second Saturday of July.  Come to the rolling hills of southeast Ohio to the small town of Quaker City.  A four-day event includes a Kiddies Parade, the Mile Long Parade, Queens Parade, a car show, flea market, craft hall and demonstrations.  There will be a 5k run, children's bike races, pet show, large fireworks display on Saturday night.  Nightly entertainment, concessions, rides, more.  The festival offers a look at the past and the present with a farm museum, country store and a Quaker meeting house.
For more info, call (740) 679-2704 or visit ohiohillsfolkfestival.com

July 9, 2015
Buried in the Past:  Be an Archeologist
Smeck Historical Farm; 7395 Basil Rd NW; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 9, 2015
Summer Concert Series:  Bluegrass & Country
Fort Steuben; 120 S 3 St; Steubenville (Jefferson county)
Hours:  6:30 p.m.  The Mayfields and Black Horse Band.
For more info, call (740) 283-1787 or visit oldfortsteuben.com

July 10, 2015
Pondering Ponds
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 10, 2015
Pickerington Friday Night Flick, "Remember the Titans"
Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  Movies begin at dusk.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor movie.
For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit pickerington.net

July 10, 2015
Friday Night Bandstand - British Invasion
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.  Genre:  British Rock of the 60s.
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

July 10, 2015
Music on the Lawn, "Joy in the Morning Music / Shawn Enright"
Perry County District Library; 117 S Jackson St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  Country Gospel and Contemporary Christian music.  2015 dates are 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

July 10, 2015
Music on the Porch: 
Perry County District Library; 99 E Columbus St; Thornville (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  2015 dates are 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

July 10-11, 2015
Marietta Riverfront Roar
Ohio River Levee; 101 Front St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  5pm-midnight Friday, 7am-midnight Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Cost:  FREE.  Held annually the second weekend in July.  Professional powerboat racing.  Get to see the boats close up and meet drivers and crews.  Entertainment includes Roar's Got Talent show, Marietta Riverfront Beer Garden, vendors, activities, fireworks, world-class racing.
For more info, call (740) 629-2106 or visit mariettariverfrontroar.org

July 10-12, 2015
LilyFest
Bishop Educational Gardens; 13200 Little Cola Rd; Rockbridge (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-6pm Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday, 10am--4pm Sunday.  More than 70 area artisans will display, demonstrate and sell their wares.  OSU Master Gardeners and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists will be available to answer questions.  Music features local musicians performing in a variety of Appalachian styles.  LilyFest is a walking tour so be sure to wear appropriate, comfortable shoes; parking is in a field.  Special tours are available for persons with disabilities.
For more info, call (740) 969-2873 or visit lilyfest.com

July 11, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

July 11, 2015
Outdoor Concert:  Joe Diffie
Bob Evans Farm; 791 Farmview Dr; Rio Grande (Athens county)
Hours:  730pm.  Cost:  $10.  Be sure to come early to visit the farm, the museum and more.
For more info, call 800 994-3276 or visit bobevans.com

July 11, 2015
16th Annual "Rhythm on the River" Summer Music Series
Riverside Amphitheater; 100 E Main St.; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
Hours:  8-10pm in historic downtown Pomeroy.  Cost:  FREE.  Join the Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society for an evening of live music on the Ohio River.  The 2015 line-up is:  June 27 Chris O'Leary Band, July 4 Todd Wolfe Band, July 11 Will Kimbrough and Brigitte DeMeyer, July 18  Big Al & The Heavyweights, August 2 Johnny Rawls.
For more info, call (740) 992-6524 or visit pomeroyblues.org

July 11, 2015
Lancaster Handmade Market
Broad & E Main Streets; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  9am-1pm.  Shop for items made in Ohio by local artisans and craftspeople.  2015 Lancaster Handmade Market dates are the second Saturday of each month from May to October; the dates are 8/8, 9/12, 10/10.
For more info, call (740) 438-8897 or visit lancasterhandmademarket.com

July 11, 2015
Saturday Cinema on the Square, "How to Train Your Dragon II"
Downtown Lancaster Bandstand; 109 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  Movie begins at dusk, approximately 8:30-8:45pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Enjoy a family-friendly movie at the Bandstand at Broad and Main Streets.  Activities for children begin an hour before the movie.  Snack concessions available.    Bring your own blanket or lawn chair.
For more info, call (740) 653-8251 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

July 11, 2015
Kids Blacksmithing
Smeck Historical Farm; 7395 Basil Rd NW; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE, reservations are required for this event.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 11, 2015
Hummingbird Banding
Lake Hope State Park; 27331 State Rte 278; McArthur (Vinton county)
Hours:  9am-1pm.  Meet at the Nature Center.
For more info, call (740 596-3030 or visit N/A

July 11-12, 2015
Coshocton Antique Power Association 8th Annual Summer Show & Flea Market
Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
For more info, call (740) 545-7792 or visit farmcollector.com

July 12, 2015
Pickerington Summer Concert Series, "Chris Logsdon"
Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.
For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit pickerington.net

July 12, 2015
Cross Mound History Hike
Cross Mound Park; 11615 16th Rd SW; Stoutsville (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 12, 2015
Creek Creeping
Cross Mound Park; 11615 16th Rd SW; Stoutsville (Fairfield county)
Hours:  3:30pm.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 12, 2015
Foothill Folk Society Munch & Jam Food Drive
13 W Second St; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  2pm-5pm.  Foothill Folk Society celebrates Appalachian art and culture.  All musicians are invited to bring instruments and join in the informal jam session.
For more info, call (740) 702-7677 or visit foothillfolk.com

July 12-18, 2015
Lawrence County Fair
Lawrence County Fairgrounds; Proctorville (Lawrence county)
For more info, visit ohiofairs.org

July 13, 2015
Look Good, Feel Better
Cancer Resource Center; 616 Forest Rose Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-12pm.  FREE event; registration is required.  This program is designed for any woman undergoing cancer treatment learn skin care and make-up tips.  Other dates this year are 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12 and 11/9.
For more info, call (614) 920-2800 or visit fmchealth.org

July 13, 2015
Lorena Sternwheeler Cruise on the Muskingum River
Zane's Landing Park; West End of Market St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit visitzanesville.info

July 14, 2015
Kids on the Canal
Lockville Canal Park; 5895 Pickerington Rd NW, Carroll (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 15, 2015
Rock Mill Open House
Rock Mill Park; 1429 Rockmill Pl NW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-12pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Additional open house hours at Rock Mill Wednesdays July 1, 8 and 15; regular open house hours are Saturdays-Sundays 1-3pm.  Kids and groups welcomed!  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 15, 2015
Tobacco Cessation
Cancer Resource Center; 616 Forest Rose Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6pm the third Wednesday of each month; see also 8/19, 9.16, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16.  Cost:  FREE.  This is a community group for former and current tobacco users who want to quit.
For more info, call (740) 689-6854 or visit fmchealth.org

July 15-18, 2015
91st Annual Laurelville Fireman’s Old-Time Festival
Laurelville (Hocking county)
Hours:  5pm Wednesday-Thursday-Friday, 10am Sunday, until late each night.  Organized by the Laurelville Fire Department.  From nightly fish fries, and a midway with rides, to a talent show, baby contest, Miss Fireman's Festival contest and square dancing with the Highway Forty band, this annual festival packs a lot of fun for the whole family into three nights and a Saturday.  Entertainment by Willow Creek Band, Simple Harvest Band and Cedar Hill Blue Grass Boys Band, Dynamic Mention Drum Corps, Adelphi Community Band, OSU Alumni Buckeye Brass Band.  Fireworks provided by Ohio Pyrotechnic Arts Guilt.  The big event is Ohio's most "expensive" cake auction; the 2012 cake auction raised $ 24,600 for the Laurelville Volunteer Fire Department!
For more info, call (740) 332-6033 or visit laurelvillevfd.com

July 16, 2015
It Rocks:  The Geology of Fairfield County
Lockville Canal Park; 5895 Pickerington Rd NW, Carroll (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 16, 2015
Investigating Insects
Smeck Historical Farm; 7395 Basil Rd NW; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6pm.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 16, 2015
Infant & Child CPR Classes
Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6-9pm.  Cost:  $35/person, registration required.  Learn CPR and procedures for infants and children to receive a two-year certification from the American Safety & Health Institute.  See also August 3 and September 10.
For more info, call (740) 687-8218 or visit fmchealth.org

July 16, 2015
Summer Concert Series:  Classic R&B
Fort Steuben; 120 S 3 St; Steubenville (Jefferson county)
Hours:  6:30 p.m.  House of Soul.
For more info, call (740) 283-1787 or visit oldfortsteuben.com

July 17, 2015
Summer Wine Express
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway; 33 West Canal St; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  7pm.  Wine, cheese and snacks are to be served during the ride on the historic railway through Hocking Valley.  You may bring your own foods but outside alcoholic beverages are prohibited.  Water or soda is provided for designated drivers and those who do not wish to drink wines.
For more info, call (740) 753-9531 or visit hvsry.org

July 17, 2015
CABS (Childcare & Babysitting Safety)
Fairfield Medical Center; 401 N Ewing St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  8:30am-3:30pm.  Cost:  $35/person, registration required.  Children ages 11-15 will learn what to expect at what age and how to positively discipline, as well as CPR and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction Training.
For more info, call (740) 687-8007 or visit fmchealth.org

July 17, 2015
Hustle & Bustle:  Games & Activities in the Outdoors
Cross Mound Park; 11615 16th Rd SW; Stoutsville (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 17, 2015
Pickerington Friday Night Flick, "Frozen"
Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  Movies begin at dusk.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor movie.
For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit pickerington.net

July 17, 2015
Friday Night Bandstand - Soul Kitch'n
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.  Genre:  R&B, Classic Soul and Funk, favorites from the 70s.
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

July 17, 2015
Music on the Lawn, "Jimmy Howson / Anything Koala"
Perry County District Library; 117 S Jackson St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  Jimmy Howson:  Southern Gospel.  Anything Koala:  Alternative Rock.  2015 dates are 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

July 17, 2015
Music on the Porch: 
Perry County District Library; 99 E Columbus St; Thornville (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  2015 dates are 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

July 17, 2015
Music & Art in the Park, "Tribute to Classic Cars" & Gas Pump Jockeys
Stradley Park; 36 S High St; Canal Winchester (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Third Friday of the month in May, June, July.  Fair-style food and non-alcoholic beverages available.  Bring portable chairs or blankets due to limited seating, a picnic basket, and enjoy a free summer evening concert.  8th annual cruise-in, music by Gas Pump Jockeys, art, crafts, balloon artist, photo booth, more.
For more info, call (614) 837-8276 or visit canalwinchesterohio.gov

July 17-18, 2015
Marietta Sweet Corn Festival
Muskingum Park; Downtown Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  5-9pm Friday, 11am-8pm Saturday.  Promoting area agriculture and education, proceeds from the festival are used to fund scholarships to Washington County High School seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture or related area. 
For more info, call (740) 373-5178 or visit mariettasweetcorn.com

July 17-19, 2015
Antique Power Association 7th Annual Summer Show
Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Minneapolis Moline will be the featured tractor and equipment and they welcome the Prairie Gold Moline Association. 
For more info, call (740) 622-7618 or visit N/A

July 17-19, 2015
Jazz & Rib Fest
Arena District, North Bank Park, McFerson Commons, Spring & Long Sts; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  11am-11pm Friday-Saturday, 11am-8:30pm Sunday.  Cost:  FREE.  Three stages will host the finest local, regional and international Jazz artists while barbeque pit masters serve up sizzling ribs, chicken, more.  Savor the best ribs from around the country as 23 award-winning barbeque teams compete for Best Ribs bragging rights.
For more info, call (614) 645-7995 or visit hotribscooljazz.org

July 17-19, 2015
Lorena Sternwheeler Cruise on the Muskingum River
Zane's Landing Park; West End of Market St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit visitzanesville.info

July 17-25, 2015
Jackson County Fair
Jackson County Fairgrounds; Wellston (Jackson county)
For more info, visit jacksoncofair.org

July 17-26, 2015
Into the Woods
Zanesville Community Theatre; 940 Findley Av; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Musical.
For more info, call (740) 455-6487 or visit zct.org

July 18, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

July 18, 2015
16th Annual "Rhythm on the River" Summer Music Series
Riverside Amphitheater; 100 E Main St.; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
Hours:  8-10pm in historic downtown Pomeroy.  Cost:  FREE.  Join the Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society for an evening of live music on the Ohio River.  The 2015 line-up is:  June 27 Chris O'Leary Band, July 4 Todd Wolfe Band, July 11 Will Kimbrough and Brigitte DeMeyer, July 18  Big Al & The Heavyweights, August 2 Johnny Rawls.
For more info, call (740) 992-6524 or visit pomeroyblues.org

July 18, 2015
Garden Expo
John McIntire Library; 220 N Fifth St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  12-4pm on the front lawn.  At Education Stations, Muskingum County Master Gardeners will help others learn about the programs and resources available to area gardeners, answer questions related to gardening including canning and freezing vegetables, container planting, garden insects, more.  Displays will feature live plants, cut flowers, silk arrangements, art and photography.  Plan now to enter, attend, enjoy. Give yourself some extra time to browse the Friends Book Store on the main floor.
For more info, call (740) 453-0391 or visit muskingumlibrary.org

July 18-25, 2015
Franklin County Fair
Franklin County Fairgrounds; Hilliard (Franklin county)
For more info, visit fcfair.org

July 19, 2015
After Chores are Through:  Toys & Games of the Past
Rock Mill Park; 1429 Rockmill Pl NW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  12-2pm.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 19, 2015
The Life & Demise of the Ohio Canal
Lockville Canal Park; 5895 Pickerington Rd NW, Carroll (Fairfield county)
Hours:  2pm.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 19, 2015
Pickerington Summer Concert Series, "Wet Bandits"
Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.
For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit pickerington.net

July 20-25, 2015
Perry County Fair
Perry County Fairgrounds; New Lexington (Perry county)
Monday, July 20 at 1pm, be on hand to watch or participate in the Barnyard Olympics - hay bale toss, wheelbarrow race, three-legged race, tug of war, bubble trouble, frozen t-shirt twist.  Sign up Saturday, July 18 at the wristband pick-up Sunday-Monday at the Junior Fair Board Headquarters.
For more info, visit perrycountyfair.com

July 22, 2015
Lorena Sternwheeler Cruise on the Muskingum River
Zane's Landing Park; West End of Market St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit visitzanesville.info

July 23, 2015
Summer Concert Series:  Swing & String
Fort Steuben; 120 S 3 St; Steubenville (Jefferson county)
Hours:  6:30 p.m.  Sarah Hays Band and Tony Janflone.
For more info, call (740) 283-1787 or visit oldfortsteuben.com

July 23-August 1, 2015
Lancaster Festival
Ohio University Lancaster; Wagner Theater; 1570 Granville Pike; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
"Summer's Sizzling Salute to the Arts", a wondrous burst of music, art and family fun with excitement all over town, many events are FREE.  Major Arts for Minors including events at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio and OU's Wagner Theatre; Festival Fair Day at Fairfield County Fairgrounds; Rising Park Day featuring activities and crafts for children and families, a portable circus, Mark Berman the Bug Man and Canal Winchester Steel Drum Band; Italian Street Painting at Fountain Square; Electronic Dance Music Night; events at the Knights of Columbus Hall and River Valley Mall; Bike Races for Kids; Saturday on the Square.  Musical entertainment by Blues Traveler, Mo Pitney, Thompson Square, The Police Experience, Lancaster Festival Orchestra, Marshall Crenshaw, Veronika String Quartet, many more!  See the festival map on the website.
For more info, call (800) LAN-FEST or visit lancasterfestival.org

July 24, 2015
Pickerington Friday Night Flick, "Ratatouille"
Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  Movies begin at dusk.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor movie.
For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit pickerington.net

July 24, 2015
Friday Night Bandstand - Lancaster Festival
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

July 25, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

July 25, 2015
Flaming Torchlight Canoe Trip
Hocking Hills Adventures; 31251 Chieftain Dr; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  7-11pm.  Cost:  $45 per canoe.  Departing from Crockett's Run about an hour before dusk, a one- or two-hour canoe trip by torchlight on the Hocking River.  Live music and s'mores at the end of the ride.
For more info, call (800) 686-0386 or visit hockinghillscanoeing.com

July 25, 2015
Lorena Sternwheeler Cruise on the Muskingum River
Zane's Landing Park; West End of Market St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit visitzanesville.info

July 25-26, 2015
48th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Show
The Grove; Main & 10 Streets; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
Howard Chandler Christy Art Guild
For more info, call (740) 962-5642 or visit howardchandlerchristyartguild.weebly.com

July 26, 2015
Pickerington Summer Concert Series, "Red Hot Rhythm Review"
Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.
For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit pickerington.net

July 27, 2015
Cross Mound History Hike
Cross Mound Park; 11615 16th Rd SW; Stoutsville (Fairfield county)
Hours:  2pm.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 27, 2015
Lorena Sternwheeler Cruise on the Muskingum River
Zane's Landing Park; West End of Market St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit visitzanesville.info

July 27-August 1, 2015
Vinton County Fair
Vinton County Fairgrounds; McArthur (Vinton county)
For more info, visit vintoncountyjrfair.com

July 28, 2015
Ahhh Shucks:  The History of Corn
Smeck Historical Farm; 7395 Basil Rd NW; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 29-August 1, 2015
Pickerington Violet Festival
Toll Gate Middle & Elementary Schools Campus; 12089 Toll Gate Rd NW; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5-11pm Wednesday-Thursday, 5pm-12am Friday, 12pm-12am Saturday.  Carnival rides, children's activities, parade, Diley Ridge 5k Dash, Kids' Fun Race, car and bike show, business showcase.  Entertainment line up includes Jeff Poole & Friends, Steel Ivory, Foxtrot, Bryon Shepherd Band, Roadhouse Redeemed, No Regrets, Radio Tramps, Tailgatorz, Carlie Short & The Rotgut Ramblers, Locash, Clearview Mirror, God's Dirt, Eleven11, Yesterday & Today, The Trash Pop Icons, Contagious Til 4, Kansas.
For more info, call 614 524-4759 or visit violetfestival.org

July 29-August 9, 2015
Ohio State Fair
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds): 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
For more info, call (888) 646-3976 toll-free or visit ohiostatefair.com or ohioexpocenter.com

July 30, 2015
Woodland Pottery
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 30, 2015
Summer Stroll
Smeck Historical Farm; 7395 Basil Rd NW; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 30, 2015
Summer Concert Series:  Classic Oldies
Fort Steuben; 120 S 3 St; Steubenville (Jefferson county)
Hours:  6:30 p.m.  Dave Morgan and Magic Moments.
For more info, call (740) 283-1787 or visit oldfortsteuben.com

July 31, 2015
The Critters of Clear Creek
Johnston Covered Bridge at Two Glaciers Park; Co Hwy 69 at Clear Creek; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm.  Program for children.  Cost:  FREE.  "Preserving the past...to engage the future!"  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

July 31, 2015
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2015 dates are 1/30, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/29, 6/26, 7/31, 8/28, 9/25, 10/30, 11/27.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows.
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

July 31, 2015
FREE Summer Concert Series
Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  7pm.  Free Summer Concert Series in the parking lot during the Final Fridays on the Square in July, August and September.
For more info, call (740) 394-3011 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org

July 31, 2015
Pickerington Friday Night Flick, "Rudy"
Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  Movies begin at dusk.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor movie.
For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit pickerington.net

July 31, 2015
Friday Night Bandstand - Lancaster Festival
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

July 31, 2015
Young Ladies Victorian Tea
Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum; 532 N Chestnut St; Barnesville (Belmont county)
Hours:  2pm.  Cost:  $15; reservations required by July 28.  A Victorian tea for young ladies aged 5-12.  A back-to-school fashion show will be presented. 
For more info, call (740) 695-0766 or 425-2228 or visit N/A

July 31, 2015
Denny's Hot Summer Nites Cruise In
Denny's Classic Diner; 10 Airport Rd; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  7-9pm.  Take your classic car or view others' cars.  See also August 7.
For more info, call (740) 450-8387 or visit N/A

July 31, 2015
Lorena Sternwheeler Cruise on the Muskingum River
Zane's Landing Park; West End of Market St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit visitzanesville.info

July 31, 2015
Paint Valley Jamboree
Paxton Theatre; 125 E Main St; Bainbridge (Ross county)
Hours:  7pm.  Tickets:  $ 8.00 online or at the door.  An eclectic line-up including Brad Butler, LeighAnne Cooper, Donna Cunningham, Jimmy Evans, Luke Evans, Karen Gentry, Mike Hutchinson, Jim King, Stan McFarland, Carol McIntosh, Sean Poole, Rick Saunders, Mike Woo.
For more info, call N/A or visit paxtontheatre.com

July 31-August 8, 2015
Pike County Fair
Pike County Fairgrounds; 311 Mill St; Piketon (Pike county)
For more info, visit ohiofairs.org

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June 2015

June 4-6, 2015
34th Annual Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival
Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  4-8pm Thursday, 12-9pm Friday, 6am-9pm Saturday.  The longest-running balloon festival in Ohio.  FREE admission.  More than 25 hot air balloons will fill the sky. There will be musical entertainment, carnival rides, festive foods, crafters, more.
For more info, call N/A or visit visitcoshocton.com

June 5, 2015
First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2015 dates are 1/2, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5, 7/3, 8/7, 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4.
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit artcoz.org

June 5, 2015
Old Village PetFest
Olde Pickerington Village; State Rte 256; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6-8:30pm.  FREE event.  Family-friendly.  Pet-related vendors will like W Columbus St.  Pets must be on a leash, join the pet parade at 7:30 p.m. starting from 80 W Church St.
For more info, call (614) 833-3803 or visit pickeringtonvillage.com

June 5, 2015
Pickerington Friday Night Flick, "Planes"
Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  Movies begin at dusk.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor movie.
For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit pickerington.net

June 5, 2015
First Friday – Theme, “Walk-a-Bout Scavenger Hunt”
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5-9pm.  Visit special events at participating shops, eateries, museums, art galleries, plus live music 7pm (see Friday Night Bandstand), 7-10pm at Square Seven Coffee House, 8-11pm at Ale House 1890 and from 8:30-11pm at The Lodge in Lancaster.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

June 5, 2015
Friday Night Bandstand - Blair Crimmins & The Hookers
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.  Genre:  Dixieland Jazz.
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

June 5, 2015
Music on the Lawn:  Hill Folk Harmony & Lacie Porter
Perry County District Library; 117 S Jackson St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  Hill Folk Harmony:  Favorites from the Past.  Lacie Porter:  Contemporary Christian.  2015 dates are 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

June 5, 2015
Music on the Porch:  Joy in the Morning w/ Jeremy Shank
Perry County District Library; 99 E Columbus St; Thornville (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  2015 dates are 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17.  Joy in the Morning Music w/ Jeremy Shank, Country Gospel.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

June 5-6, 2015
13th Annual Meigs County Gold Wings & Ribs Fest
Riverfront Amphitheatre; 100 E Main St; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
Home of “Ohio’s Best Ribs”™ and “Ohio’s Best Wings”™.  Reserved motorcycle parking.  Art in the Park, two days of FREE entertainment in the Riverfront Amphitheatre, hometown shops for shopping, good food, motorcycle tours, motorcycle light parades, cookie stacking, hot dog eating contest, BBQ hog callin’ contest.  Just 30 minutes south of Ohio University in Athens.
For more info, call (740) 992-6677 or visit goldwingsandribs.com

June 5-7, 2015
Southern Ohio Farm Power of the Past Tractor Show
Pike County Fairgrounds; 311 Mill St; Piketon (Pike county)
Hours:  3pm Friday, 7am Saturday-Sunday.  Antique tractors and machinery, flea market, craft vendors, activities for kids, more.
For more info, call (740) 289-4124 or 289-4019 or visit farmcollector.com

June 6, 2015
Countywide Yard Sale
Vinton County
For more info, call (740) 596-5033 or visit N/A

June 6, 2015
Way Back Weekends 2015:  Jewel City Jamboree
Heritage Farm Museum & Village; 3300 Harvey Rd; Huntington, West Virginia
Hours:  10am-3pm.  Appalachian music including the Joe Freeman Bluegrass Band.
For more info, call (304) 522-1244 or visit heritagefarmmuseum.com

June 6, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

June 6, 2015
Morgan County Pork Chop BBQ
Riecker Building; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
Hours:  6-8pm.  Cost:  $ 5.00 for non-members, FREE for Farm Bureau members.  RSVP by June 1.  Enjoy a delicious pork chop BBQ dinner prepared by Morgan County Farm Bureau members.  Hear about the most recent work of the Farm Bureau and listen to a safety speaker discuss animal handling safety.
For more info, call (800) 964-8184 or visit N/A

June 6-7, 2015
52nd Annual Spring Festival Car Show & Swap Meet
Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  8am-4pm Saturday, 1-4pm Sunday cruise-in, class judging and awards.  FREE admission.  Find the LOCC Spring Festival Sunday Parking Map, the Spring Festival flyer, Car Show Participant Registration Form and Swap Meet Vendor Registration Form on their website.  Classes have designated spots on the grounds for Sunday's judged show.
For more info, call N/A or visit lancasteroldcarclub.org

June 7, 2015
After Chores are Through:  Toys & Games of the Past
Rock Mill Park; 1429 Rockmill Pl NW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  12-2pm.  Cost:  FREE.  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

June 7, 2015
Rock Mill Natural History Hike
Rock Mill Park; 1429 Rockmill Pl NW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  3pm.  Cost:  FREE.  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

June 7, 2015
Beekeeping at Adena
Adena Mansion & Gardens; 847 Adena Rd; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  8am-5pm.  Lecture designed to encourage, assist and educate enthusiasts in the experience of keeping honey bees.
For more info, call (740) 772-1500 or visit adenamansion.com

June 7, 2015
Vinton County Airport Bean Dinner & Fish Fry
Vinton County Airport; 66285 Airport Rd; New Plymouth (Vinton county)
Hours:  11am-6pm.  Airplane rids, good food, more.
For more info, call (740) 357-0268 or visit N/A

June 7, 2015
Pickerington Summer Concert Series, "The British Invasion"
Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.
For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit pickerington.net

June 8, 2015
Pondering Ponds
Smeck Historical Farm; 7395 Basil Rd NW; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm.  Cost:  FREE.  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

June 8, 2015
Look Good, Feel Better
Cancer Resource Center; 616 Forest Rose Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-12pm.  FREE event; registration is required.  This program is designed for any woman undergoing cancer treatment learn skin care and make-up tips.  Other dates this year are 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12 and 11/9.
For more info, call (614) 920-2800 or visit fmchealth.org

June 11, 2015
Hustle & Bustle:  Games & Activities in the Outdoors
Smeck Historical Farm; 7395 Basil Rd NW; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Cost:  FREE.  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

June 11, 13, 2015
Gallia County Artisan Market
Hours:  3-7pm Thursday, 10am-4pm Saturday.
For more info, call (740) 853-2364 or visit facebook.com/GalliaCountyArtisanMarket

June 12, 2015
Kids Exploring the Canal
Lockville Canal Park; 5895 Pickerington Rd NW, Carroll (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Cost:  FREE.  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

June 12, 2015
Pickerington Friday Night Flick, "Balto"
Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  Movies begin at dusk.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor movie.
For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit pickerington.net

June 12, 2015
Friday Night Bandstand - Bad Influence
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.  Genre:  Wide range of hits from the 70s-90s.
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

June 12, 2015
Music on the Porch:  Marty & Linda Savage
Perry County District Library; 99 E Columbus St; Thornville (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  2015 dates are 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17.  Marty & Linda Savage, Songs You Forgot You Knew.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

June 12, 2015
Music on the Lawn:  High Society Dixieland Jazz & Perry Morgan Pickers
Perry County District Library; 117 S Jackson St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  High Society Dixieland Jazz:  Dixieland Band.  Perry Morgan Pickers:  Bluegrass, Gospel, Country.  2015 dates are 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

June 12-13, 2015
Mid-Ohio Valley Players - Steel Magnolias
229 Putnam St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  8am Friday-Saturday.
For more info, call (740) 374-9434 or visit midohiovalleyplayers.org

June 12-14, 2015
Columbus Arts Festival
Downtown Riverfront; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  11am-10:30pm Friday-Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday.  Check out their website for a festival guidebook.
For more info, call (614) 224-2606 or visit columbusartsfestival.org

June 12-21, 2015
Comedy, "A Bad Year For Tomatoes"
Zanesville Community Theatre; 940 Findley Av; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  8pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday.  Fed up with the pressures of her career, actress Myra Marlowe settles into a tiny New England cottage to write her autobiography and find some peace, but the tiny town of Beaver Haven is anything but peaceful.
For more info, call (740) 455-6487 or visit zct.org

June 13, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

June 13, 2015
Saturday Cinema on the Square, "Paddington"
Downtown Lancaster Bandstand; 109 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  Movie begins at dusk, approximately 8:30-8:45pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Enjoy a family-friendly movie at the Bandstand at Broad and Main Streets.  Activities for children begin an hour before the movie.  Snack concessions available.    Bring your own blanket or lawn chair.
For more info, call (740) 653-8251 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

June 13, 2015
Ohio's Friendliest Train Robbery
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway; 33 West Canal St; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  6pm, train departs Nelsonville depot for a two-hour trip.  The ever-popular Robbery Trains are family-friendly feature a group of bandits on horseback making an attempt to rob the train.  Play money is distributed to everyone on the train before departure.  The robbers, after stopping the train, will come through to collect the booty.  Guns are used but with blanks; there is a safe atmosphere on board.  These events often sell-out quickly so make reservations as early as possible.  The 2015 events are June 13, August 1, September 12.  Note:  The 'robbers' will be riders from nearby Smoke Rise Ranch.  If you are a rider and wish to be part of the group of bandits, call (740) 767-2624 or (800) 292-1732 or visit smokeriseranch.com.  At Smoke Rise Ranch you can experience the Old West on the 2,000-acre ranch located about 10 miles from the railway near Murray City on State Rte 78.  It is a working cow ranch with real cowboys.  There is horseback riding by the hour on over 100 miles of trail, a variety of cabin and camping rentals, fishing ponds, hiking trail, pool and a playground. 
For more info, call (740) 753-9531 or visit hvsry.org

June 13, 2015
Young Family Farm Connections - Wine & Shine Tour
DoubleTree Hotel; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  11:30am-10:30pm.  Cost:  $25/person, $40/couple for Farm Bureau members only, aged 21 and over.  RSVP by May 29.  Tour and taste wine and moonshines created in Licking county.  The tour includes tastings and tours at a variety of wineries and distilleries including Buckeye Winery, Sand Hollow Winery and Mill Street Distillery.  Upon return to the DoubleTree Hotel, there will be dinner, a social hour and the showing of the movie, "Farmland.
For more info, call 800 964-8184 or visit N/A

June 13, 2015
Get Started in Genealogy
John McIntire Library; 220 N Fifth St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  1:30pm in the Genealogy Library on the second floor.  Volunteers from the Muskingum County Genealogical Society will be able to assist ones getting started in family research.  This event will also be held Tuesday, June 16.  Give yourself some extra time to browse the Friends Book Store on the main floor.
For more info, call (740) 453-0391 or visit muskingumlibrary.org

June 13, 2015
Flaming Torchlight Canoe Trip
Hocking Hills Adventures; 31251 Chieftain Dr; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  7-11pm.  Cost:  $45 per canoe.  Departing from Crockett's Run about an hour before dusk, a one- or two-hour canoe trip by torchlight on the Hocking River.  Live music and s'mores at the end of the ride.
For more info, call (800) 686-0386 or visit hockinghillscanoeing.com

June 13-14, 2015
2015 Mid-Ohio Fiber Fair
Bryn Du Mansion Field House; 537 Jones Rd; Granville (Licking county)
Hours:  9am-5pm Saturday, 10am-3pm Sunday.  Yarn, roving and fiber in wool, alpaca, angora, cashmere, mohair, also beautiful finished items.  Vendors of all types of fibers and fiber tools.  Demonstrations and classes are also being offered.
For more info, call (740) 345-2199 or visit midohiofiberfair.com

June 13-14, 2015
Lucasville Trade Days
Scioto County Fairgrounds; 1193-1200 Fairground Rd; Lucasville (Scioto county)
Hours:  7am-7pm Saturday-Sunday.  Admission:  $ 2.00.  This event features dogs, poultry and other farm animals plus every kind of flea market treasure you can imagine.  Antiques or 'junk' from barns, garages and attics.  2015 dates:  April 18-19, June 13-14 and September 26-27.
For more info, call (937) 728-6643 or visit lucasvilletradedays.com

June 14, 2015
Nature Walk:  Fabulous Fronds
Wahkeena Nature Preserve; 2200 Pump Station Rd; Sugar Grove (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm.  Cost:  FREE.  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

June 14, 2015
Pickerington Summer Concert Series, "Ransom Band"
Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.
For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit pickerington.net

June 14, 2015
23rd Annual Great Race & Inaugural Soap Box Derby Cruise-In
Martins Ferry (Belmont county)
Hours:  9:30am.  Race begins at 10am.
For more info, call (740) 695-4359 or 633-2565 or visit N/A

June 15, 2015
Buried in the Past:  Be an Archeologist
Cross Mound Park; 11615 16th Rd SW; Stoutsville (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm.  Cost:  FREE.  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

June 16, 2015
Hustle & Bustle:  Games & Activities in the Outdoors
Lockville Canal Park; 5895 Pickerington Rd NW, Carroll (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Cost:  FREE.  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

June 16, 2015
Get Started in Genealogy
John McIntire Library; 220 N Fifth St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  1:30pm in the Genealogy Library on the second floor.  Volunteers from the Muskingum County Genealogical Society will be able to assist ones getting started in family research.  Give yourself some extra time to browse the Friends Book Store on the main floor.
For more info, call (740) 453-0391 or visit muskingumlibrary.org

June 16-20, 2015
17th Annual Ohio Chautauqua 2015:  Journey Stories
Pump House Center for the Arts; Yoctangee Park; 1 Enderlin Circle; Chillicothe (Ross county)
"Preserving the Past for the Future", the Ohio Humanities Council presents a unique living history event that travels to several communities each year.  There will also be visit to Coshocton July 7-11.
For more info, call (740) 772-5873 or visit ohiohumanities.org

June 18-20, 2015
15th Washboard Music Festival
Downtown; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  5-9pm Thursday, 12-11pm Friday-Saturday.  Come to the heart of beautiful Hocking Hills and join the festivities of Ohio's unique music festival celebrating the enduring role of the washboard in music styles from jazz to jug band to Zydeco.  Wholesome entertainment for the entire family including about 45 musicians.  Free, non-stop entertainment.  The Columbus Washboard Company offers free tours.  Local artists and craft vendors line the streets, local vendors providing great food.  A grand parade Saturday at 6pm and other special events.
For more info, call (740) 777-1445 or visit washboardmusicfestival.com

June 19, 2015
Creek Creeping
Cross Mound Park; 11615 16th Rd SW; Stoutsville (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm.  Cost:  FREE.  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

June 19, 2015
Music & Art in the Park, "Tribute to Farmers" & Strung Up Bluegrass
Stradley Park; 36 S High St; Canal Winchester (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Third Friday of the month in May, June, July.  Fair-style food and non-alcoholic beverages available.  Bring portable chairs or blankets due to limited seating, a picnic basket, and enjoy a free summer evening concert.
For more info, call (614) 837-8276 or visit canalwinchesterohio.gov

June 19, 2015
Music on the Lawn, "Wayne Reed & Friends"
Perry County District Library; 117 S Jackson St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  Wayne Reed & Friends:  Blues, Country, Latin, Ol' Rock-n-Roll, Big Band, more.  2015 dates are 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

June 19, 2015
Music on the Porch:  High Society Dixieland Jazz
Perry County District Library; 99 E Columbus St; Thornville (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  2015 dates are 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17.  Highland Society Dixieland Jazz:  Dixieland Band.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

June 19, 2015
Friday Night Bandstand - Reganomics
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.  Genre:  Music from the 80s.
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

June 19, 2015
Pickerington Friday Night Flick, "The Big Green"
Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  Movies begin at dusk.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor movie.
For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit pickerington.net

June 19-20, 2015
17th Annual Lawrence County Ironmasters Antique Engine & Tractor Show
State Rte 93 & US Rte 52; Ironton (Lawrence county)
For more info, call (740) 532-4974 or visit farmcollector.com

June 19-21, 2015
40th Annual Coshocton Dulcimer Days Festival
Historic Roscoe Village; 600 N Whitewoman St; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  1-5pm Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday, 7pm concert Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.  FREE admission.  Workshops, $15 each.  Coshocton county has been the host of the longest-running heritage music festival in Ohio—Dulcimer Days.  It is also the second oldest event of its kind in the United States.  Bring the whole family to share a music-filled weekend with the sounds of Appalachian and traditional music played on mountain dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, bowed psalteries, fiddles, guitars, banjos and other instruments.  This festival hosts the Mid-East Regional Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer Championships.  Featured are workshops, mini-concerts, headliner concert and jam sessions.
For more info, call (740) 545-6265 or visit coshoctondulcimerdays.com

June 19-21, 2015
Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival
Parkersburg City Park; 1920 Park Av; Parkersburg, West Virginia
Hours:  6-11pm Friday, 11am-11pm Saturday, Sunday 12-8pm.  Cost:  FREE admission.  Celebrating diversity and highlighting a variety of cultural and ethnic groups, artistic performances, music and dance.  Reggae, Latin, Mexican, Native American, Celtic and American Roots musicians.  Native American and Middle Eastern dancers.  Foods including Polish kielbasa, Jamaican Jerk chicken, Italian pizza, funnel cakes, Chinese egg rolls, freshly-squeezed lemonade and hot dogs.
For more info, call (304) 482-7790 or visit movmcf.org

June 19-21, 2015
Mid-Ohio Valley Players - Steel Magnolias
229 Putnam St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  8am Friday-Saturday, 3pm Sunday.
For more info, call (740) 374-9434 or visit midohiovalleyplayers.org

June 12-21, 2015
Comedy, "A Bad Year For Tomatoes"
Zanesville Community Theatre; 940 Findley Av; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  8pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday.  Fed up with the pressures of her career, actress Myra Marlowe settles into a tiny New England cottage to write her autobiography and find some peace, but the tiny town of Beaver Haven is anything but peaceful.
For more info, call (740) 455-6487 or visit zct.org

June 20, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

June 20, 2015
Bainbridge Historical Society & Paint Valley Antique Machinery Club Antique Tractor, Machinery, Tool & Toy Show
202 N Maple St; Bainbridge (Ross county)
For more info, call (740) 634-2162 or visit farmcollector.com

June 20, 2015
Sunflowers & Solstice
Clary Gardens; 588 W Chestnut St (State Rte 541 W); Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  10am-12pm.  Children will be treated to a fun Sunflower Story and planting while parents enjoy making an adult project.  Founded in 2001, the botanical garden in the eastern Ohio Appalachian foothills is still in early stages of development; the public is encouraged to visit as the garden grows.  The existing landscape includes 20 acres of rolling hills, spring-fed ponds, sandstone outcroppings and a ravine.  Many native and exotic perennials, trees and shrubs have been added.  The first phase of the Rose Garden is complete and an amphitheater has been built into the hillside of a ravine.  It is a great place for families to get together.
For more info, call (740) 622-6524 or visit clarygardens.org

June 20, 2015
Kids Blacksmithing
Lockville Canal Park; 5895 Pickerington Rd NW, Carroll (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am.  Cost:  FREE but reservations are required.  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

June 20, 2015
Pike Lake Appalachian Music Festival
Pike Lake State Park; 1847 Pike Lake Rd; Bainbridge (Ross county)
Musicians from all over southern Ohio.
For more info, call (740) 493-2212 or visit N/A

June 20, 2015
National Road Bike Show & RibFest
Downtown Cambridge (Guernsey county)
Hours:  11am-8pm. 
For more info, call (740) 439-2238 or visit downtowncambridge.com

June 21, 2015
First Day of Summer

June 21, 2015
Bright – The History of Artificial Light
Smeck Historical Farm; 7395 Basil Rd NW; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm.  Cost:  FREE.  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

June 21, 2015
Fabulous Ferns & Bountiful Bryophytes
Smeck Historical Farm; 7395 Basil Rd NW; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  3:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

June 21, 2015
Pickerington Summer Concert Series, "Phillip Fox Band"
Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.
For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit pickerington.net

June 22, 2015
It Rocks:  The Geology of Fairfield County
Lockville Canal Park; 5895 Pickerington Rd NW, Carroll (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Cost:  FREE.  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

June 22, 2015
Summer Stroll
Smeck Historical Farm; 7395 Basil Rd NW; Baltimore (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6pm.  Cost:  FREE.  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

June 23, 2015
Music Concert:  Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  8pm.  Traditional New Orleans style music.
For more info, call (740) 394-3011 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org

June 22-27, 2015
Pickaway County Fair
Pickaway County Fairgrounds; Circleville (Pickaway county)
For more info, visit pickawaycountyfair

June 26, 2015
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2015 dates are 1/30, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/29, 6/26, 7/31, 8/28, 9/25, 10/30, 11/27.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows. 
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

June 26, 2015
FREE Summer Concert Series:  Shook Twins
Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  7pm.  Free Summer Concert Series in the parking lot during the Final Fridays on the Square in July, August and September.
For more info, call (740) 394-3011 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org

June 26, 2015
Pickerington Friday Night Flick, "Mary Poppins"
Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  Movies begin at dusk.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor movie.
For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit pickerington.net

June 26, 2015
Friday Night Bandstand - Crossroad Station
Bandstand; 104 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm, June-August.  Bring blanket or chair and enjoy a free outdoor concert.  Genre:  Country Rock
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org or lancasterparks.com

June 26, 2015
Music on the Lawn, "Uncle James"
Perry County District Library; 117 S Jackson St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  Uncle James:  Old Country & Rock.  2015 dates are 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

June 26, 2015
Music on the Porch:  Perry Morgan Pickers
Perry County District Library; 99 E Columbus St; Thornville (Perry county)
Hours:  6pm, rain or shine; shows will be held indoors in inclement weather.  Lawn chairs and picnics welcomed.  2015 dates are 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17.  Perry Morgan Pickers:  Bluegrass, Gospel & Country music.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

June 26-27, 2015
National Cambridge Glass Collectors Show & Sale
Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center; 7033 Glenn Highway; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
Hours:  9am preview, 10am auction begins.  The auction is open to the public; it is not necessary to be a member of the National Cambridge Collections, Inc.
For more info, call (740) 439-7009 or visit or cambridgeglass.org

June 26-27, 2015
Mid-Ohio Valley Players - Steel Magnolias
229 Putnam St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  8am Friday-Saturday.
For more info, call (740) 374-9434 or visit midohiovalleyplayers.org/

June 27, 2015
16th Annual "Rhythm on the River" Summer Music Series
Riverside Amphitheater; 100 E Main St.; Pomeroy (Meigs county)
Hours:  8-10pm in historic downtown Pomeroy.  Cost:  FREE.  Join the Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society for an evening of live music on the Ohio River.  The 2015 line-up is:  June 27 Chris O'Leary Band, July 4 Todd Wolfe Band, July 11 Will Kimbrough and Brigitte DeMeyer, July 18  Big Al & The Heavyweights, August 2 Johnny Rawls.
For more info, call (740) 992-6524 or visit pomeroyblues.org

June 27, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market & Farm Tours
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

June 27, 2015
Lancaster Soap Box Derby
Derby Downs; 3060 BIS Rd; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  8:30am.  Boys and girls age 7 to 17 are eligible to race.
For more info, call (740) 974-4795 or lancastersoapboxderby.com

June 27, 2015
Morgan County Fair Board Tractor Pull
Morgan County Fairgrounds; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
Hours:  10am.  Three divisions of transfer pulling, weight classes 3,000 (light) to 8,500 (heavy).  Field stock 3MPH Pure Farm, Stock 4MPH, Pro-Stock 8MPH cut tires.  See also Saturday, July 4.
For more info, call (740) 629-2354, 557-3022 or 607-1074 or visit morgan-county-fair.com

June 27, 2015
Flaming Torchlight Canoe Trip
Hocking Hills Adventures; 31251 Chieftain Dr; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  7-11pm.  Cost:  $45 per canoe.  Departing from Crockett's Run about an hour before dusk, a one- or two-hour canoe trip by torchlight on the Hocking River.  Live music and s'mores at the end of the ride.
For more info, call (800) 686-0386 or visit hockinghillscanoeing.com

June 27-28, 2015
47th Annual Tour of Homes & More
Downtown Lancaster & Vicinity (Fairfield county)
Hours:  11-5pm.  An eclectic group of city and country homes, a working vineyard and winery.  The Lancaster portion of the tour can be done with a lovely walk in the neighborhood surrounding the courthouse.  The country homes are all within one mile of each other and close to the city limits.
For more info, call (740) 654-9923 or visit fairfieldheritage.org

June 28, 2015
Butterfly Count
Shawnee State Park; 4404 State Rte 125; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
A trip through the park and forest in search of butterflies, collecting data for the North American Butterfly Association.  Bring a camera and a lunch.
For more info, call (740) 858-6652 or visit parks.ohiodnr.gov/shawnee

June 28, 2015
Muskingum County Farm Tour and Picnic
Cox Seed Sales; Dresden (Muskingum county)
Hours:  1-3pm.  Cost:  $ 15 non-members, $ 5 Farm Bureau members.  RSVP by June 24.  Experience the entire cycle of grain production from the beginning stages of seed treatment trough the final stage of grain storage.  After lunch, breakout sessions include discussions about GMOs, corn plot tours and new technologies being used on farm such as GPS equipment and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles).
For more info, call (800) 964-8184 or visit N/A

June 28, 2015
Pickerington Summer Concert Series, "Paradise Island"
Sycamore Park Amphitheater; 500 Hereford Dr; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7-8:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.
For more info, call (614) 833-2211 or visit pickerington.net

June 29, 2015
The Critters of Clear Creek
Johnston Covered Bridge; Co Hwy 69 at Clear Creek; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  1pm.  Cost:  FREE.  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

June 30, 2015
The Woodland People’s Pottery
Cross Mound Park; 11615 16th Rd SW; Stoutsville (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am.  Cost:  FREE.  There’s something going on almost every day this summer at one of the Fairfield County Historical Parks.
For more info, call (740) 681-7249 or visit historicalparks.org

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May 2015

April 29 - May 8, 2015
30th Annual Dogwood Festival
Pomerene Center for the Arts; 317 Mulberry St; Coshocton (Coshocton county) *need to confirm location
Coshocton County Career Center; 23640 Airport Rd; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  11am-6pm Monday-Sat, 12-6pm Sunday.  A community celebration of the visual and performing arts.
For more info, call (740) 622-0326 or visit pomerenearts.org

April 30 - May 10, 2015
Columbus Children's Theatre: Disney's Beauty & The Beast
Columbus Children's Theatre; 512 Park St; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  7:30pm Thursdays, 10am and 7:30pm Fridays, 1pm and 3pm Sundays.
For more info, call (614) 224-6672` or visit columbuschildrenstheatre.org

May 1, 2015
First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2015 dates are 1/2, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5, 7/3, 8/7, 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4.
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit artcoz.org

May 1, 2015
First Friday – Theme, “Celebrate Mothers”
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5-9pm.  Visit special events at participating shops, eateries, museums, art galleries, 7-10pm at Square Seven Coffee House, 8-11pm at Ale House 1890 and from 8:30-11pm at The Lodge in Lancaster.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

May 1, 2015
Olde Pickerington Village Chocolate Hop
Old Pickerington Village; State Rte 256; Pickerington (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6-8:30pm.  Make a small donation to benefit Pickerington High School and community events, pick up a map, receive chocolate treats at several Olde village merchants.
For more info, call (614) 360-0899 or visit pickeringtonvillage.com

May 1-2, 2015
2014 Perry County Home & Garden Show
Perry County Fairgrounds; State Rte 37 W; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  3-7pm Friday, 8am-2pm Saturday.  Admission is FREE.  Sponsored by OSU Extension Perry County Master Gardeners and the Perry County Tribune.  Find all the advice, products, services and inspiration you need to create a gorgeous living space - garden programs, landscape and garden plants, home decor, educational displays, children's programs, local greenhouses, food vendor, door prizes, antiques and almost-antiques.  See also Glasshouse Works, the nationally-known grower of rare and unusual plants for home and garden.
For more info, call (740) 743-1602 or visit perry.osu.edu

May 1-2, 2015
Morel Mushroom Mania
Shawnee State Park; 4404 State Rte 125; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
Hours:  7pm Friday - 4pm Saturday
For more info, call (740) 858-6652 or visit parks.ohiodnr.gov/shawnee

May 1-2, 2015
Hopalong Cassidy Reunion / Western Collectible Toy Show & Sale
Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center; 7033 Glenn Highway; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
Hours:  9am-5pm Friday and dinner at Cambridge City Park; 9am-3pm Saturday and dinner at Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center.
For more info, call (740) 439-7009 or visit hopalongcassidyfestival.com

May 2, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market & Morel Festival
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.  plant and flower sale, Mt Airy Food truck.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

May 2, 2015
Way Back Weekends 2015:  19th Anniversary Spring Festival
Heritage Farm Museum & Village; 3300 Harvey Rd; Huntington, West Virginia
Hours:  10am-3pm.  Blacksmithing, sheep sheering, timber sawing, woodworking, printing,
For more info, call (304) 522-1244 or visit heritagefarmmuseum.com

May 2, 2015
10th Annual Little Cities Tour de Forest Benefit Bicycle Ride
Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  7-11am, riders depart.  Cost:  $ 25 includes lunch and ride bandana; reservations required.  Ride begins and ends on Nelsonville’s Historic Public Square.  Various routes take riders through the forested hills of southeastern Ohio on both level and challenging courses.  Helmets are required on this ride.
For more info, call (740) 394-3011 or visit explorehockinghills.com

May 6-9, 2015
"Ham & Eggs"
Ohio University Lancaster; Wagner Theater; 1570 Granville Pike; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  8pm.  Lancaster Men's Chorus annual production.
For more info, call (740) 422-9636 or visit facebook.com/lancastermenschorus

May 8, 2015
Rabies Vaccination Clinic
Perry County Fairgrounds; State Rte 37 W; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  5-7pm.  Cost:  $10.  Perry County Health Department is partnering with Masterson's Veterinary Clinic for this rabies clinic.  Dogs must be on a leash and cats in a carrier.
For more info, call (740) 342-5179 or visit perryhealth.com

May 8-10, 2015
Lancaster Community Days Festival
Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  4-10pm Friday, 12pm-12pm Saturday, 12pm-8pm Sunday.  FREE admission.  Sponsored by the West Side United Neighbors Block Watch.  A family-friendly event with rides, games, music, food.
For more info, call (740) 654-9248 or visit communitydaysfestival.org

May 9, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.  Plant and flower sale, Somerset Artists’ Co-op.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

May 9-10, 2015
Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  8am daily.  FREE event.  Coliseum; Denny Hales Arena; Gilligan Complex, Paddock.  The Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Association is dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of owning and exhibiting the American Quarter Horse.  2015 dates are:  April 18-19, May 9-10, September 11-13.
For more info, call (614) 214-2846 or visit eoqha.us

May 9-10, 2015
54th Annual TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley)
Columbus to Portsmouth to Columbus
America's Bicycle Touring Classic.  2,500 riders, 210 or 105 miles.  Now, there is a one-day option, see the website for details.
For more info, call (614) 785-1300 or visit tosrv.org

May 10, 2015
Foothill Folk Society Munch & Jam Food Drive
13 W Second St; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  2pm-5pm.  Foothill Folk Society celebrates Appalachian art and culture.
For more info, call (740) 702-7677 or visit foothillfolk.com

May 11, 2015
Look Good, Feel Better
Cancer Resource Center; 616 Forest Rose Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-12pm.  FREE event; registration is required.  This program is designed for any woman undergoing cancer treatment learn skin care and make-up tips.  Other dates this year are 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12 and 11/9.
For more info, call (614) 920-2800 or visit fmchealth.org

May 14-17, , 2015
ABC Players present Arsenic & Old Lace
Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  8pm Thursday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday.  Live music and theater events in this beautifully-restored 1879 opera house set in one of the most beautiful parts of southeast Ohio.
For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org

May 14-17, 2015
47th Annual All American Youth Horse Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  8am-11pm.  FREE event.  Coliseum, Denny Hales Pavilion, Cooper Arena, Gilligan Complex, Paddock.  The 46th Annual All American Youth Horse Show will feature riding styles including Western, contest, reining, trail, hunters and jumpers.
For more info, call N/A or visit aayhshow.com

May 16, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.  Official opening event, farmers and growers meet and greet, bluegrass band.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

through May 17, 2015
Exhibit:  "Ohio Decorative Arts, 1860-1945"
Decorative Arts Center of Ohio; 145 E Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4pm Sunday.
For more info, call (740) 681-1423 or visit decartsohio.org

May 21-24, 2015
Buckeye Sweepstakes Horse Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  8am-10pm.  FREE event.  Coliseum, Congress Pavilion, Cooper Arena, Gilligan Complex, Paddock.  One of the largest Arabian horse shows in the country.
For more info, call N/A or visit buckeyesweepstakes.com

May 21-25, 2015
Moonshine Festival
Main St; New Straitsville (Perry county)
Hours:  5pm Thursday and Friday, 11am Saturday, 12pm Sunday and Monday.  In the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, the festival features a variety of events including a working moonshine still display, local history museum, flea market vendors, moonshine burgers, moonshine pie, moonshine doggies, carnival rides and games, good food, souvenirs, talent show, cruise-in and two parades concluding with the Grand Parade on Monday.  Free entertainment including Grand Ole Opry Show on Sunday and entertainment by Cliff Cody, AC/DC Tribute Band, Night Prowler, Bailie & The Boys with special guest Haley Watson.  Back by popular demand are the Garden Tractor Pull, a Garden Tractor Demo Derby and a Pedal Pull.
For more info, call (740) 394-2239 or 394-2727 or visit N/A

May 21-25, 2015
31st Annual Feast of the Flowering Moon
Yoctangee Park: 35 S Paint St; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Chillicothe, Ohio's first capital city, rich in Indian history, hosts the annual Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival.  The festival draws crowds of approximately 85,000.  Yoctangee Park, in historic downtown, makes a perfect setting for this family oriented three-day event featuring Native American music and dancing, traders and exhibits, a mountain men encampment rendezvous with working craftsmen and demonstrations, an extensive arts and crafts show with over 80 crafters and commercial exhibits.  Entertainment is continuous on the main stage and there is good food, fun, games and contests.  Most importantly, this is an educational experience.  All events are FREE to the public and include a Kid's Fun Run, Senior Citizens Day and the Anything That Floats But A Boat Race.
For more info, call N/A or visit feastofthefloweringmoon.org

May 22-25, 2015
Muskingum Valley Trade Days
State Rte 78; Reinersville (Muskingum county)
Between McConnelsville and Caldwell.  Large outdoor flea market.
For more info, call (740) 558-2740 or visit N/A

May 23, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market & Crockpot Chili & Cornbread Cook-Off
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.  Crockpot chili and cornbread cook-off with a surprise guest judge and prized.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

May 25, 2015
Lawn Fair
Wagnalls Memorial; 150 E Columbus St; Lithopolis (Fairfield county)
Hours:  12-4pm Monday.  Celebrating Wagnalls' 90th anniversary with an afternoon of live music, Rick's Llamas, Zorb ball, sno-cone and cotton candy machines, a photo booth, and Mark Wood will entertain with his magic and balloon twisting.
For more info, call (614) 837-4756 or visit wagnalls.org

May 27-31, 2015
13th Annual Historic National Road Yard Sale
Baltimore, Maryland -to- Saint Louis, Missouri
The 13th Annual Historic National Road Yard Sale will find thousands of people traveling all or parts of the 200-year old Historic National Road (US Route 40), 800 some miles from Baltimore to St. Louis, from dawn to dusk, searching for treasures of all kinds.  Businesses and individuals set out their goods, fresh produce, bargains, antiques, furniture, collectibles and items strange and wonderful!  Last  year, the event was so popular, some restaurants even ran out of food to serve!  Put on your sturdy and comfortable shoes, pack snacks and drinks, engage some muscle (for loading furniture and large items), pocket lots of green ($$$), fill up the tank, throw some sunscreen, insect repellant, hand wipes, paper towels and a roll of toilet paper in a tote bag, and take off!
For more info, visit Historic National Road Yard Sale on Facebook

May 28-31, 2015
2015 Nelsonville Music Festival
Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Too much to list here!  Be sure to check out the website below for listings of artists and events.
For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org

May 29, 2015
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2015 dates are 1/30, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/29, 6/26, 7/31, 8/28, 9/25, 10/30, 11/27.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows. 
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

May 29-31, 2015
31st Annual Newark Strawberry Festival
Courthouse Square; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  11am-10pm Saturday, 11am-6pm Sunday.  “Strawberries on the Square” is always the theme of the festival that has become the largest event held each year in Licking county.  Rides, games, crafts, food and great entertainment provide the whole family with lots of exciting things to see and do.  Try the ‘world famous’ strawberry shortcake served with delicious Velvet ice cream.  Hosted by Newark Kiwanis, proceeds help fund Camp O’Bannon, a camp for underprivileged children.
For more info, call (740) 983-4797 or visit newarkstrawberryfestival.com

May 30, 2015
Somerset Farmers Market & Strawberry Festival
Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  9am-12:30pm.  Strawberry Festival and ice cream.
For more info, call N/A or visit facebook.com/perrycofarmersmarket

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April 2015

all month
Exhibit:  "Ohio Decorative Arts, 1860-1945"
Decorative Arts Center of Ohio; 145 E Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4pm Sunday.
For more info, call (740) 681-1423 or visit decartsohio.org

April 3, 2015
First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2015 dates are 1/2, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5, 7/3, 8/7, 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4.
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit artcoz.org

April 3, 2015
First Friday – Theme, “Spring into History”
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5-9pm.  Visit special events at participating shops, eateries, museums, art galleries, 7-10pm at Square Seven Coffee House, 8-11pm at Ale House 1890 and from 8:30-11pm at The Lodge in Lancaster.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

April 9-12, 2015
49th Equine Affaire & Fantasia
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Celebrate the horse!  Educational - more than 230 clinics, seminars and demonstrations.  Shop the largest equine-related trade show in the nation - more than 450 of the nation's leading retailers, manufacturers, service providers, organizations selling their tack, riding apparel, artwork, gifts, grooming supplies, fencing, stalls, barns, equipment, trailers.  Celebrity horses and competitions.
For more info, call (740) 845-0085 or visit equineaffaire.com

April 9-26, 2015
Columbus Children's Theatre: The Emperor's New Clothes
Columbus Children's Theatre; 512 Park St; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  7:30pm Thursdays, 10am and 7:30pm Fridays, 1pm and 3pm Sundays.
For more info, call (614) 224-6672` or visit columbuschildrenstheatre.org

April 10, 2015
Downtown Lancaster Chocolate Walk
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5:30-8:30pm.  Thirty businesses offering chocolate treats so get ready for an evening of decadent chocolate.  Enjoy a walk through historic downtown - don't miss this most delicious event!  The map is available at the website.  Tickets are required.
For more info, call (740) 653-8251 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

April 10-11, 2015
2015 Dairy Barn Fest
Dairy Barn Arts Center; 8000 Dairy Lane; Athens (Athens county)
Hours:  3-8pm Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday.  There will be complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar from 5-8pm Friday.  More than 40 artists and vendors from around the region selling their handcrafted goods.  Don't miss this Spring shopping tradition.
For more info, call (740) 592-4981 or visit dairybarn.org

April 11, 2015
"Waterfalls & Wildflowers" Nature Photography Weekend Workshop
Old Bear's Den Center; 16961 Harble-Griffith Rd; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  9am-5pm.  Cost:  $ 129, eight hour workshop for all levels of photographers.  Join Eric Hoffman, Hocking Hills photographer, for an adventure in nature photography.  See the website for details such as what to bring for each workshop.  Catered lunch included.  Other workshops with different themes and shorter workshops for basic photography are scheduled throughout the year.
For more info, call (740) 380-2039 or visit theoldbear.com

April 11-12, 2015
Hocking County Ag Days
Hocking County Fairgrounds; 110 N Homer Av; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  9am-5pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Cost:  FREE.  A two-day even with displays for the whole family.  Learn about agriculture both past and present and hear speakers, interact with animals, tractor pulls and children's activities, live bands.  Food and beverage purchases support local organizations.
For more info, call (740) 474-6284 or visit N/A

April 11-12, 2015
UKC Beagle Nationals
Coshocton County Fairgrounds; 707 Kenilworth Av; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Crowning the National Hunt Champion in each division as well as the National Show Champion.  Sponsored by the United Kennel Club; hosted by Coshocton County Beagle Club in cooperation with other UKC Beagle clubs.  Spectators are welcome.
For more info, call (740) 545-0987 or (800) 338-4724 or visit ukcdogs.com

April 11-12, 2015
Standing Stone Living History Trade Faire 1700-1890
Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  9am-5pm Saturday, 9am-3pm Sunday.  Period cookware, clothing, fabric, bottles, plates, ribbon, dolls, leather, furs, beads, lanterns, candles, early firearms, camp furniture, books, music, buttons, lace, iron forgings, silver jewelry, games, toys, hats, boots, swords, knives, tomahawks.  Demonstrations.  Civil War, highlanders, buckskinners, cowboys, Native American, French, English, voyagers.  Dealers, collectors, educators, period crafters, history buffs, decorators, pre-1890 originals and reproductions of supplies and related crafts.
For more info, call (740) 653-6081 or visit N/A

April 12, 2015
Guided Wildflower Walk
Clary Gardens; 588 W Chestnut St (State Rte 541 W); Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  1pm-2pm.  Tammy Rogers of OSU Extension for a fun and informative walk.  Founded in 2001, the botanical garden in the eastern Ohio Appalachian foothills is still in early stages of development; the public is encouraged to visit as the garden grows.  The existing landscape includes 20 acres of rolling hills, spring-fed ponds, sandstone outcroppings and a ravine.  Many native and exotic perennials, trees and shrubs have been added.  The first phase of the Rose Garden is complete and an amphitheater has been built into the hillside of a ravine.  It is a great place for families to get together.
For more info, call (740) 622-6524 or visit clarygardens.org

April 12, 2015
Bi-Weekly Hike:  Shawnee to Old Stone Church Hollow 4 Miles
Burr Oak Lodge & Conference Center; 10660 Burr Oak Lodge Rd, Glouster (Athens county)
For more info, call (740) 777-6282 or visit meetup.com/BTALittleCitiesChapter

April 13, 2015
Compost Basics
Somerset Court House; Public Square; Somerset (Perry county)
Hours:  6-8pm.  Find out more about composting.  Learn how easy it is to keep food scraps an yard waste out of your trash and get it into your garden.  This same seminar will be given at different locations in Perry county on April 28.
For more info, call (740) 342-7881 or email kcarpenter@perrycountyohio.net

April 13, 2015
Look Good, Feel Better
Cancer Resource Center; 616 Forest Rose Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-12pm.  FREE event; registration is required.  This program is designed for any woman undergoing cancer treatment learn skin care and make-up tips.  Other dates this year are 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9.
For more info, call (614) 920-2800 or visit fmchealth.org

April 17-19, 2015
14th Annual Shoot the Hills Photography Contest
Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
Shoot the Hills is the official fundraiser of the Friends of the Hocking Hills State Park.  All proceeds are used to build and maintain photo-friendly wildlife blinds and habitats in the park.  Check their site for registration (registration begins in mid-January) and rules.  Future event dates are April 15-17, 2016; mark your calendars.  The park has many events too numerous to list here.
For more info, call (877) 403-4477 or visit friendsofhockinghills.org

April 17-18, 2015
All American Columbus Pet Expo
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  1pm-8pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday.
For more info, call (888) OHIO-EXPO or visit columbuspetexpo.com

April 17-26, 2015
Proof
Zanesville Community Theatre; 940 Findley Av; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Drama/Mystery.
For more info, call (740) 455-6487 or visit zct.org

April 18, 2015
Wildflowers & Waterfalls Hike
Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
For more info, call (877) 403-4477 or visit friendsofhockinghills.org

April 18-19, 2015
Lucasville Trade Days
Scioto County Fairgrounds; 1193-1200 Fairground Rd; Lucasville (Scioto county)
Hours:  7am-7pm Saturday-Sunday.  Admission:  $ 2.00.  This event features dogs, poultry and other farm animals plus every kind of flea market treasure you can imagine.  Antiques or 'junk' from barns, garages and attics.  2015 dates:  April 18-19, June 13-14 and September 26-27.
For more info, call (937) 728-6643 or visit lucasvilletradedays.com

April 18-19, 2015
Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  8am daily.  FREE event.  Coliseum; Denny Hales Arena; Gilligan Complex, Paddock.  The Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Association is dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of owning and exhibiting the American Quarter Horse.  2015 dates are:  April 18-19, May 9-10, September 11-13.
For more info, call (614) 214-2846 or visit eoqha.us

April 21, 2015
Old-Time Music Jam Session
The Bowen House; 196 Market St; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  6:30-8:30pm.  Those playing fiddles, banjos, guitars and more are invited.  All ability levels are welcome.  Come learn old-time tunes and have fun.
For more information, call (740) 385-0344 or visit explorehockinghills.com

April 24, 2015
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2015 dates are 1/30, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/29, 6/26, 7/31, 8/28, 9/25, 10/30, 11/27.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows. 
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

April 24-25, 2015
Wild Horse & Burro Adoption
Champions Center Expo; 4122 Laybourne Rd; Springfield, OH
Hours:  2pm-7pm Friday preview.  8am-4pm Saturday adoption.  Admission:  FREE and open to the public.  Adoption fee is $ 125 maximum and adoptions are on a first-come first served basis only.  This is the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) event.  See the BLM website for other adoptions around the country.
For more info, call (866) 468-7826 or visit blm.gov

April 25, 2015
Arbor Day Festival
Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  10am-4pm.  Celebrate trees, celebrate nature.  Learning opportunities for families, crafts, displays, tree climbing, the Turtle Lady and her amazing reptile and amphibian friends, plant sale.  The first 250 families receive a free tree to take home to plant.  Media sponsor is Ohio Magazine; presented by Park National Bank.
For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit dawesarb.org

April 25, 2015
Guided Wildflower Walk
Clary Gardens; 588 W Chestnut St (State Rte 541 W); Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  10am-11am.  Tammy Rogers of OSU Extension for a fun and informative walk.  Founded in 2001, the botanical garden in the eastern Ohio Appalachian foothills is still in early stages of development; the public is encouraged to visit as the garden grows.  The existing landscape includes 20 acres of rolling hills, spring-fed ponds, sandstone outcroppings and a ravine.  Many native and exotic perennials, trees and shrubs have been added.  The first phase of the Rose Garden is complete and an amphitheater has been built into the hillside of a ravine.  It is a great place for families to get together.
For more info, call (740) 622-6524 or visit clarygardens.org

April 25, 2015
Annual Wildflower Walk
Lake Hope State Park; 27331 State Rte 278; McArthur (Vinton county)
Hours:  11am, meet at the Nature Center and caravan to a variety of wildflower hotspots throughout the park.
For more info, call (740) 596-3030 or visit dnr.state.oh.us

April 26, 2015
Zane Grey Day
National Road Zane Grey Museum; 8850 East Pike; Norwich (Guernsey county)
Hours:  12-4pm.  Admission by donations that support educational programs of the museum.  Vintage baseball by the Ohio Village Muffins, ODNR Passport to Fishing program, Dutch oven cooking, lassoing and ground roping, musical entertainment.
For more info, call (740) 826-3305 or visit ohiohistory.com

April 27, 2015
Make Tote Bags from Feed Bags
Perry County District Library; 117 S Jackson St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  6-8pm.  Learn how to make a durable tote bag from woven plastic feed bags.  Bring scissors and, if you can, a sewing machine.
For more info, call (740) 342-7881 or email kcarpenter@perrycountyohio.net

April 28, 2015
Compost Basics
Perry County District Library; New Straitsville (Perry county)
Hours:  6-8pm.  Find out more about composting.  Learn how easy it is to keep food scraps an yard waste out of your trash and get it into your garden.  This seminar presented in conjunction with OSU Extension Perry County Gardening Program.
For more info, call (740) 342-7881 or email kcarpenter@perrycountyohio.net

April 29 - May 8, 2015
30th Annual Dogwood Festival
Pomerene Center for the Arts; 317 Mulberry St; Coshocton (Coshocton county) *need to confirm location
Coshocton County Career Center; 23640 Airport Rd; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  11am-6pm Monday-Sat, 12-6pm Sunday.  A community celebration of the visual and performing arts.
For more info, call (740) 622-0326 or visit pomerenearts.org

April 30 - May 10, 2015
Columbus Children's Theatre: Disney's Beauty & The Beast
Columbus Children's Theatre; 512 Park St; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  7:30pm Thursdays, 10am and 7:30pm Fridays, 1pm and 3pm Sundays.  ASL interpretation Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. performance.
For more info, call (614) 224-6672` or visit columbuschildrenstheatre.org

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March 2015

through March 8, 2015
Exhibit:  "Bed, Bath & Boudoir"
Ohio Glass Museum; Ohio Glass Museum; 124 W Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Exhibit Hours:  1-4pm Tuesday-Saturday.  The Glass Blowing Studio is open during regular museum hours for demonstrations - experience the process.
For more info, call (740) 687-0101 or visit ohioglassmuseum.org

All Month
Exhibit:  "Ohio Decorative Arts, 1860-1945"
Decorative Arts Center of Ohio; 145 E Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4pm Sunday.
For more info, call (740) 681-1423 or visit decartsohio.org

March 6, 2015
Annie Moses Band - The Art of American Music
Vern Riffe Center for the Arts; Shawnee State University; 940 Second St; Portsmouth (Scioto county)
Hours:  7:30pm.  The Annie Moses Band, named after the family’s great grandmother, is an award-winning family of seven Juilliard-trained musicians and songwriters whose roots are in classical, jazz and Christian music. The voice of Annie Wolaver, the lead singer, is described as clear and beautiful, and a mixture of Dolly Parton and Celtic Woman.
For more info, call (740) 351-3600 or visit sopaa.org

March 6, 2015
Live Music:  Ralph Stanley & Nathan Stanley
Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  6pm.  Live music and theater events in this beautifully-restored 1879 opera house set in one of the most beautiful parts of southeast Ohio.
For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org

March 6, 2015
First Friday Gallery Art Walk
Downtown Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-9pm the first Friday of each month.  Meet local artists, visit studios, galleries, antique shops, restaurants, more, all in Zanesville's artists' district.  Artist Colony of Zanesville is "artcoz".  The 2015 dates are 1/2, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5, 7/3, 8/7, 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4.
For more info, call (740) 455-8282 or visit artcoz.org

March 6, 2015
First Friday – Theme, “Downtown Passport”
Downtown Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  5-9pm.  Visit special events at participating shops, eateries, museums, art galleries, 7-10pm at Square Seven Coffee House, 8-11pm at Ale House 1890 and from 8:30-11pm at The Lodge in Lancaster.
For more info, call (740) 277-6607 or visit destinationdowntownlancaster.com

March 6-8, 2015
Lancaster Arts & Civic Club:  Alice @ Wonderland
Ohio University Lancaster; Gym & 302; 1570 Granville Pike; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  7pm Friday, 2pm Saturday-Sunday.  Updated version of the classic play with Alice tweeting, texting and Googling.
For more info, call (614) 224-6672` or visit columbuschildrenstheatre.org

March 7, 2015
Maple Sugaring in the Hills
Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  9am-4pm.  Naturalist Cabin.
For more info, call (740) 385-6841 or visit explorehockinghills.com

March 7, 2015
6th Annual Winter Swap Meet
Washington County Fairgrounds; 922 Front St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  7am-3pm.  Cost:  $5 admission; free parking.  Antique car parts.  Vendors will be selling parts, car bodies, complete cars and accessories for early Dodge, Chevrolet, Ford and other makes.  The event is sponsored by the Country Roads T & A Ford Club and the Mid-Ohio Valley Ford and Mustang Club.
For more info, call (740) 373-5036 or visit oldcarclub.webs.com

March 8, 2015
Michael Tobar's Jazz
The Castle; 418 Fourth St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  7pm.
For more info, call (740) 373-4180 or visit mariettacastle.org

March 12, 2015
Backpacking 101
Desperado Bar; 106 W Main St; Shawnee (Perry county)
Hours:  5pm to discuss chapter business.  6pm, walk across the road to the BTA (Buckeye Trail Association) main office for a discussion of backpacking basics and to talk about the upcoming March 27-29 trip.
For more info, call (740) 777-6282 or visit meetup.com/BTALittleCitiesChapter

March 13-14, 2015
ABC Players present Shrek the Musical
Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  8pm.  Live music and theater events in this beautifully-restored 1879 opera house set in one of the most beautiful parts of southeast Ohio.
For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org

March 12-29, 2015
Columbus Children's Theatre: Fancy Nancy the Musical
Columbus Children's Theatre; 512 Park St; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  7:30pm Thursdays, 10am and 7:30pm Fridays, 1pm and 3pm Sundays.
For more info, call (740) 215-9680 or visit lancartscivicclub.com

March 13, 2015
Mystery Dinner Theatre:  Murder at the Masquerade
Campus Martius Museum; 601 Second St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  6-8:30pm.
For more info, call (740) 373-3750 or visit campusmartiusmuseum.org

March 13-15, 2015
Tri-County Home Builders Association 37th Annual Home & Garden Show
Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  12-6pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, 11am-4pm Sunday.
For more info, call (740) 689-3916 or visit tricountyhomebuilders.com

March 14, 2015
Maple Tapping Festival & Pancake Breakfast
Charles Alley Nature Park; 2805 Old Logan Rd SE; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  8am-12pm.  Admission:  FREE.  Breakfast $4 per person from 8-11am.
For more info, call (740) 687-6651 or visit lancasterparks.com

March 15, 2015
Bi-Weekly Hike:  Burr Oak 3.5 Miles
Burr Oak Lodge & Conference Center; 10660 Burr Oak Lodge Rd, Glouster (Athens county)
Hours:  11am for hike and lunch after the hike.
For more info, call (740) 777-6282 or visit meetup.com/BTALittleCitiesChapter

March 20, 2015
First Day of Spring

March 20-21, 2015
24th Annual River City Blues Festival
Lafayette Hotel; 101 Front St; Marietta (Washington county)
This Marietta event, the oldest Blues competition in Ohio, has set the stage for other competitions that exist in the state.  One of the things that makes the Marietta competition unique is that it has no geographic restrictions and is open to serious Blues acts from anywhere.  The Blues is an attitude and state of mind, not confined to a geographical area.  Tee Dee Young, Chris O’Leary Band, The Hoodoo Men, Blind Boy Paxton, Thornetta Davis, Long Tall Deb & The Werewolves of Alabama, Victor Wainright Band.
For more info, call (740) 373-5522 or (304) 422-2944 or visit bjfm.org

March 20-22, 2015
ABC Players present Shrek the Musical
Stuart's Opera House; 52 Public Square; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  8pm Friday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday.  Live music and theater events in this beautifully-restored 1879 opera house set in one of the most beautiful parts of southeast Ohio.
For more info, call (740) 753-1294 or visit stuartsoperahouse.org

March 21, 2015
Ohio Valley Opry:  Lonesome River Band
Twin City Opera House; 15 W Main St; McConnelsville (Morgan county)
Hours:  7pm, doors open at 6pm.  If you enjoy country and bluegrass, come to the Opry!  Emcee, Matt Coleman.  Before or after the shows, be sure to visit the Bluebell Diner just across the street from the opera house.
For more info, call (740) 962-4909 or visit ohiovalleyopry.com 

March 21, 2015
Eagle-Gazette Mammoth Indoor Garage Sale
Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  9am-3pm.  A wide variety of vendors, more than 100.
For more info, call (740) 681-4513 or visit lancastereaglegazette.com

March 21, 2015
Scrapbooking Crop
Adena Mansion & Gardens; 847 Adena Rd; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  9am-9pm. 
For more info, call (740) 772-1500 or visit adenamansion.com or visitchillicotheohio.com

March 21-22, 2015
7th Annual Best of the US Alpaca Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  8am-6pm Saturday, 8am-5pm Sunday.
For more info, call (614) 644-3247 or visit bestoftheusalpacashows.com

March 22, 2015
Columbus Toy & Collectible Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9am-3pm Sunday.  Laushe Building.  Comic books, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, die-cast, sci-fi, models, trains, action figures, great toys.
For more info, call N/A or visit ctspromotions.com

March 23, 2015
Compost Basics
Perry County District Library; 117 S Jackson St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  6-8pm.  Find out more about composting.  Learn how easy it is to keep food scraps an yard waste out of your trash and get it into your garden.  This same seminar will be given at different locations in Perry county on April 13 and April 28.
For more info, call (740) 342-7881 or email kcarpenter@perrycountyohio.net

March 26, 2015
Lancaster Chamber Music Series:  Kontras String Quartet
Lancaster Country Club; 3100 Country Club Rd SW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  4pm. 
For more info, call (740) 653-5150 or visit lancastercc.com

March 27, 2015
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2015 dates are 1/30, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/29, 6/26, 7/31, 8/28, 9/25, 10/30, 11/27.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows.
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

March 27, 2015
Funny Bones:  The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin
Smoot Theatre; 213 5th St; Parkersburg, West Virginia
Hours:  7:30-10pm.  A magical excursion into Chaplin's enchanted comic world through film clips, live performance, and screening of newly-restored version of The Pawnshop.
For more info, call (304) 422-7529 or visit smoottheatre.com

March 27-29, 2015
Backpacking Trip:  Burr Oak to Shawnee 35 Miles
Burr Oak Lodge & Conference Center; 10660 Burr Oak Lodge Rd, Glouster (Athens county)
This will be a great trip for beginners and seasoned hikers!
For more info, call (740) 777-6282 or visit meetup.com/BTALittleCitiesChapter

March 28, 2015
Gallia County Artisan Market
Lafayette Square Mall & State St; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
Hours:  10am-4pm Saturdays.
For more info, call (740) 853-2364 or visit facebook.com/GalliaCountyArtisanMarket

March 28, 2015
Wonders of Old Man's Cave
Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  10am at the Naturalist's Cabin.  Cost:  FREE.  No reservations required.  A short hike and facts about the history of the area and the rock formations throughout the park.
For more info, call (740) 385-6841 or visit friendsofhockinghills.org

March 28-29, 2015
Southern Ohio Home & Garden Show 2015
Ross County Fairgrounds; 344 Fairgrounds Rd; Chillicothe (Ross county)
Hours:  10am-5pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Parking:  $ 3.00.  Fish fry, visiting animals from the Columbus Zoo, Anna Allen & Traditional Blue Grass Plus performing, tips for gardeners by Tom Wood of NBC4, Master Gardeners on beekeeping, demonstrations, giveaways, indoor and outdoor exhibits.
For more info, call (740) 775-9570 or visit southernohiohomegarden.com

March 28-29, 2015
Scott Antique Market
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Admission:  FREE.  Bricker Building.  Aisles upon aisles of one-of-a-kind antiques and collectible items available for sale.  2015 market dates are January 24-25, February 28-March 1, March 28-29, November 28-29, December 19-20.
For more info, call (740) 569-2800 or visit scottantiquemarket.com

March 29, 2015
Kevin Prater Band
Tuscan Table; 122 N Court St; Circleville (Pickaway county)
Hours:  5pm-7pm.
For more info, call (740) 477-3040 or visit centralohiobluegrass.com 

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February 2015

through March 8, 2015
Exhibit:  "Bed, Bath & Boudoir"
Ohio Glass Museum; Ohio Glass Museum; 124 W Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Exhibit Hours:  1-4pm Tuesday-Saturday.  The Glass Blowing Studio is open during regular museum hours for demonstrations - experience the process.
For more info, call (740) 687-0101 or visit ohioglassmuseum.org

February 7, 2015
4th Annual Burr Oak Winter Hike
Burr Oak State Park ; 10220 Burr Oak Lodge Rd; Glouster (Athens county)
Hours:  10am, meet at the reopened Burr Oak State Park Lodge and choose a rugged three-mile or an eight-mile hike option.  The trails winds through the hills with scenic overlooks from sandstone outcroppings.  The mature forest hides several recess caves worth exploring.  Wear appropriate clothing and a snack and drink to carry during the hike.  Return to the lodge and relax around the fire, enjoy lunch and music by local musicians.  If you have any questions, need more information or would like to volunteer, contact Richard Lutz.
For more info, call (740) 578-9447 or visit buckeyetrail.org

February 7 - May 17, 2015
Exhibit:  "Ohio Decorative Arts, 1860-1945"
Decorative Arts Center of Ohio; 145 E Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4pm Sunday.
For more info, call (740) 681-1423 or visit decartsohio.org

February 11, 2015
Upcycle Nature
John McIntire Library; Lobby; 220 N Fifth St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  2pm.  Cost:  FREE event; registration is required.  Area adults are invited to make their own nature-inspired candle holder or picture frame.  All supplies provided by the library.
For more info, call (740) 453-0391 or visit muskingumlibrary.org

February 12, 2015
3rd Annual Perry County Farm Bureau Soup Cook-Off
Perry County Senior Center; 520 1st St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  6:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  Open to the public.  RSVP by February 10 be calling 800 992-3276.  Bring your best soup recipe and compete for cash prizes or come to try soup and cast your vote.  Bring a friend for a great community building and fun night.  Also, discussion regarding programs and opportunities provided by Perry County Farm Bureau will be enjoyed.
For more info, call (800) 992-3276 or (740) 342-4264 or visit N/A

February 13, 2015
Shakespeare Aloud:  Romeo & Juliet
Fairfield County District Library; 219 N Broad St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  6:30pm.  Presented by the Garrett Players.
For more info, call (740) 687-1454 or visit fcdlibrary.org

February 14, 2015
Contemporary Gunmakers & Allied Artisans Show
Campus Martius Museum; 601 Second St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  Hours:  9:30am-4pm.  The Museum will be hosting some of the finest traditional artisans who recreate the working tools of the frontier settler and hunter.  Gunsmiths, powder horn and hunting bag makers will be displaying their wares.  During the event, visitors will be able to experience 200 years of American gun-making traditions.  Flintlock and percussion rifles, the tools used in making and servicing them will be displayed.  During the day, there will be working demonstrations on the various techniques used in gun-building and lectures by various artisans.
For more info, call (740) 373-3750 or visit campusmartiusmuseum.org

February 14-22, 2015
Columbus Dispatch Home & Garden Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  10am-8pm Saturdays, 10am-6pm Sundays, Monday 10am-8pm, Wednesday-Friday 12pm-8pm.  Bricker Building.  Get a head start on your next home improvement project.  Hundreds of home-improvement experts and professionals, celebrity guests, special events, fun for kids, vendors.
For more info, call N/A or visit dispatchevents.com

February 15, 2015
23rd Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
Coshocton County Career Center; 23640 Airport Rd; Coshocton (Coshocton county)
Hours:  3-5pm.  Tickets: $10 at the door or $8 pre-sale.  This popular event draws visitors from throughout the region.  There will be artwork and music entertainment.  It's a ‘sweet’ way to support the arts, since the proceeds benefit the Pomerene Center for the Arts.
For more info, call (740) 622-0326 or visit pomerenearts.org

February 15-20, 2015
Quilters' Retreat
North Bend State Park; 202 North Bend Park Rd; Cairo, West Virginia.
For more info, call (304) 643-2931 or visit northbendsp.com

February 16, 2015
Slate Run 42nd Annual Winter Hike
Slate Run Metro Park; 1375 State Rte 674 N; Canal Winchester (Pickaway county)
Hours:  2pm.  FREE event.  Begin at Buzzard's Roost picnic area to begin a self-guided 2.5- or a 5-mile hike.  Volunteers will highlight interesting animals and nature along the trails.  Soup and snacks are to be served at the picnic areas at the trail's end.
For more info, call (614) 833-1880 or visit metroparks.net

February 20-21, 2015
23rd Annual River City Blues Competition
Lafayette Hotel; 101 Front St; Marietta (Washington county)
This Marietta event, the oldest Blues competition in Ohio, has set the stage for other competitions that exist in the state.  One of the things that makes the Marietta competition unique is that it has no geographic restrictions and is open to serious Blues acts from anywhere.  The Blues is an attitude and state of mind, not confined to a geographical area.
For more info, call (740) 373-5522 or (304) 422-2944 or visit bjfm.org

February 20-28, 2015
Disney's "My Son Pinocchio"
Actors Guild Playhouse; 724 Market St; Parkersburg, West Virginia
Hours:  evening and matinee performances.  Actors Guild of Parkersburg presents, Disney's "My Son Pinocchio".  Enjoy the "Dinner & Show Special" at Spats restaurant in the Blennerhassett Hotel in downtown Parkersburg.  Receive 15% off all entrees before or after a show at the Actors Guild Playhouse by presenting your theater tickets.
For more info, call (304) 485-1300 or visit actors-guild.com

February 21, 2015
"Frozen Waterfalls" Nature Photography Weekend Workshop
Old Bear's Den Center; 16961 Harble-Griffith Rd; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  9am-5pm.  Cost:  $ 129, eight hour workshop for all levels of photographers.  Join Eric Hoffman, Hocking Hills photographer, for an adventure in nature photography.  See the website for details such as what to bring for each workshop.  Catered lunch included.  Other workshops with different themes and shorter workshops for basic photography are scheduled throughout the year.
For more info, call (740) 380-2039 or visit theoldbear.com

February 21, 2015
5th Annual Lego Tournament
John McIntire Library; Lobby; 220 N Fifth St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Two divisions:  Grades 1-4 and 5-12.  Bring your own Lego blocks and build a structure to reflect the tournament theme.  Complete rules and information available at all Muskingum county library locations.  Contestants must register before February 19.
For more info, call (740) 453-0391 or visit muskingumlibrary.org

February 22, 2015
2015 Farm Toy Show & Sale
Fairfield County Fairgrounds; 157 E Fair Av; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  9am-3pm.  Fairfield County Antique Tractor Club's annual show.  Farm toys, NASCAR toys, pedal tractors, new and old toys on display and for sale.
For more info, call (740) 407-2347 or visit fairfieldcountytractorclub.com

February 22, 2015
Lancaster Chamber Music Series:  Anime' BOP!
Lancaster Country Club; 3100 Country Club Rd SW; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Hours:  4:00pm.  Musical trio performing a wide rage of styles on piano, oboe, bassoon.  All proceeds benefit the Lancaster Festival through the Cameo League.
For more info, call (740) 653-5150 or visit visitfairfieldcountyoh.org

February 27, 2015
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2015 dates are 1/30, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/29, 6/26, 7/31, 8/28, 9/25, 10/30, 11/27.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows.
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

February 28, 2015
Paint Valley Jamboree
Paxton Theatre; 125 E Main St; Bainbridge (Ross county)
Every Saturday night at 7pm.  Touted as the “Oldest Country Music Show in Ohio”, Since 1965.  Live music, many regular singers and performers.  Talented musicians and singers should call Ralph for an audition.
For more info, (740) 634-3333 or visit paintvalleyjamboree.com

February 28-March 1, 2015
Scott Antique Market
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Admission:  FREE.  Bricker Building.  Aisles upon aisles of one-of-a-kind antiques and collectible items available for sale.  2015 market dates are January 24-25, February 28-March 1, March 28-29, November 28-29, December 19-20.
For more info, call (740) 569-2800 or visit scottantiquemarket.com

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January 2015

January 2 - March 8, 2015
Exhibit:  "Bed, Bath & Boudoir"
Ohio Glass Museum; Ohio Glass Museum; 124 W Main St; Lancaster (Fairfield county)
Exhibit Hours:  1-4pm Tuesday-Saturday.  The Glass Blowing Studio is open during regular museum hours for demonstrations - experience the process.
For more info, call (740) 687-0101 or visit ohioglassmuseum.org

January 16-18, 2015
Huntington RV & Boat Show
Big Sandy Superstore Arena; Huntington
Hours:  5-9pm Friday, 10am-9pm Saturday, 12-5pm Sunday.
For more info, call (304) 757-5487 or visit bigsandyarena.com

January 16-18, 2015
Winter Wonder Weekend
North Bend State Park; 202 North Bend Park Rd; Cairo, West Virginia
Hikes, games, contests for all ages.
For more info, call (304) 643-2931 or visit northbendsp.com

January 17, 2015
Hocking Hills 50th Annual "Winter Hike"  *One of SE Ohio's Most Popular Events!
Hocking Hills State Park; 19852 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  9am-11am continuous starts from the Old Man's Cave Visitors Center.  FREE event:  all pre- and post-hike event activities are free.  Donations are encouraged to help pay for the refreshments, hot drinks and hot bean soup with cornbread.  Commemorative patches and hiking stick medallions are available for purchase.  More than 5,000 hiking enthusiasts take part in this annual event.
For more info, call (877) 403-4477 or visit friendsofhockinghills.org

January 17, 2015
"Digging the Past", Archaeology Day
Campus Martius Museum; 601 Second St; Marietta (Washington county)
Hours:  9:30am-4pm.  Spend a day at the museum learning about the exciting field of archaeology.  You are invited to take part in an artifact identification clinic, lectures and flint knapping demonstrations.  Private collections of historic and prehistoric artifacts will also be on display.  Contemporary items will be on sale.  If you would like to have your artifacts on display for the day, please contact Campus Martius Museum.
For more info, call (740) 373-3750 or visit campusmartiusmuseum.org

January 17, 2015
Make It & Take It Craft Project
John McIntire Library; Lobby; 220 N Fifth St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  5-7pm.  We’ll provide all of the materials and instruction for a winter Make It-Take It craft project. All you have to do is bring your creativity! This fun activity is free of charge and no registration is required.
For more info, call (740) 453-0391 or visit muskingumlibrary.org

January 17-18, 2015
Indoor Pre-1890 Trade Fair
Canter's Cave 4-H Camp; 1362 Caves Rd; Jackson (Jackson county)
Hours:  9am-5pm Saturday, 9am-3pm Sunday.  Suplers in dress for the period with 80-100 tables of items to enjoy that were common in the 18th and 19th centuries.
For more info, call (740) 286-6355 or visit markayjackson.org

January 18, 2015
Brittany's Prom Style Review
Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre; 426 Second Av; Gallipolis (Gallia county)
The Centre is beautiful venue for special events boasting a 462-seat auditorium, a serving kitchen and a large banquet room seating over 100 people, two parlors, a ballroom with hardwood floors and the new Ariel Chamber Theatre and Boardroom.  It also holds music, ballroom dance and fitness classes.
For more info, call (740) 446-2787 or visit arieltheatre.org

January 18, 2015
Prom & Bridal Showcase
Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center; 7033 Glenn Highway; Cambridge (Guernsey county)
Hours:  12-4pm.
For more info, call (740) 439-7009 or visit pritchardlaughlin.com

January 24, 2015
Study Skills Workshop
John McIntire Library; Lobby; 220 N Fifth St; Zanesville (Muskingum county)
Hours:  11am-1pm.  Tips and tricks for making your studying periods more effective.  Recommended for children in 6th grade and up.  Registration is required; ask for the Reference Department, extension 116 or 132.
For more info, call (740) 453-0391 or visit muskingumlibrary.org

January 24-25, February 28-March 1, March 28-29, November 28-29, December 19-20, 2015
Scott Antique Market
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  Admission:  FREE.  Bricker Building.  Aisles upon aisles of one-of-a-kind antiques and collectible items available for sale.  2015 market dates are January 24-25, February 28-March 1, March 28-29, November 28-29, December 19-20.
For more info, call (740) 569-2800 or visit scottantiquemarket.com 

January 24-25, 31, February 1, 7-8, 2015
Comfort Food Cruise
13178 State Rte 664 S; Logan (Hocking county)
Hours:  8am-4pm.  Cruise through the Hocking Hills while enjoying classic comfort foods at 10 different restaurants.
For more info, call (740) 385-2750 or explorehockinghills.com/comfortfoodcruise.aspx

January 26, 2015
Upcycle Bottle Caps
Perry County District Library; 117 S Jackson St; New Lexington (Perry county)
Hours:  6:00-7:45 p.m.  To register, call 342-7881 Katrina Carpenter.  Guest instructor:  Anna Oberhauser.  Learn how to turn old metal caps into attractive pendants and magnets.  Bring your own needle-nosed pliers, scissors and creative image for the cap center.  This event is sponsored by Perry County Waste Reduction & Recycling.
For more info, call (740) 342-4194 or visit pcdl.org

January 27-28, 2015
Earth's Thermostat: Our Solar Furnace & Gas Ceiling
OSU Planetarium; Smith Laboratory; 100 W 18th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  7-8:15 p.m..  Part of the Climate Explorations series of events to communicate the science of climate change and its impacts on the Central Ohio community.
For more info, call (614) 688-8279 or visit http://bprc.osu.edu/education/blog/topics/climateexplorations/

January 30, 2015
Final Fridays on the Square
Historic Square Arts District; Nelsonville (Athens county)
Hours:  5:30-9:30pm.  Cost:  FREE.  A monthly community arts event held every month except December; the 2015 dates are 1/30, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/29, 6/26, 7/31, 8/28, 9/25, 10/30, 11/27.  Galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville's Historic Square stay open late.  Visitors can watch artists at work in their studios, as well as new exhibits, art chats, artists’ demonstrations, plays and musical shows.
For more info, call (740) 753-3391 or 753-1011 or visit nelsonvillefinalfridays.com

January 30-31, 2015
Ohio Farm Toy & NASCAR Collectibles Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds); 717 E 17th Av; Columbus (Franklin county)
Hours:  9am-5pm.  New and old farm toys, collectibles and shelf models available for sale or trade.  Other toys, Beanie Babies, Matchbox and plenty of other collectibles.
For more info, call (614) 206-9103 or visit ohioexpocenter.com

January 31, 2015
Grafting the Right Way
Dawes Arboretum; 7770 Jacksontown Rd SE; Newark (Licking county)
Hours:  8:30am-12pm.  Learn the basics of winter bench grafting and plant aftercare.  Must be 14 years old to attend with an adult.
For more info, call (740) 443-2937 or (800) 443-2937 or visit dawesarb.org

January 31, 2015
12th Annual Honey Bee Expo
West Virginia University at Parkersburg; 300 Campus Dr; Parkersburg, West Virginia
Hours:  8:30am-3:30pm.  Learn more about the honey bee during this educational day event sponsored by WVU Extension services and the Mid-Ohio Valley Beekeepers Association.
For more info, call (304) 375-4919 or visit movba.org

January 31, 2015
Buckeye Lake Winterfest 2015 Music Showdown
Buckeye Lake Winery; 13750 Rosewood Rd; Thornville (Perry county)
Hours:  7:00 am – yes, in the morning!  Shake off cabin fever and join the fun kicking-off  Winterfest at dawn. There will be fireworks, music and Benny the Bass will make his prognostication of Spring.  After the festivities, you can travel around the Lakeshore, visit all three counties and enjoy specials at many area restaurants, art exhibits, live music, displays, more!  The fun continues Sunday, February 1, with the Polar Plunge at Buckeye Lake Winery.  Participating businesses and activities can be found on the Buckeye Lake Winterfest Tour Card.
For more info, call (740) 246-5665 or visit buckeyelakewinery.com

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