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Apr 28 (Sat)
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Jun 17 (Sun)
Modern Inspirations - Art Quilts 1970 to Today

12:00 - 5:00 pm on Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat$5.00Free admission on WednesdaysMembers and Children under 12 are FreeThis exhibition documents the rich history of the art quilt movement as it relates to the development of this new quilt aesthetic. This exhibition of 30 iconic historic and contemporary quilts by master artists from around the world is a feast......

Cost: $5/adults except Wed

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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Apr 29 (Sun)
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Jun 17 (Sun)
Modern Quilts-Designs of the New Century Exhibit

12:00 - 5:00 pm on Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat$5.00Free admission on WednesdaysMembers and Children under 12 are FreeModern quilts mean different things to different people. Modern quilts are utilitarian. They are art. They tell stories. They are graphic, improvisational, or minimalist. They break the rules. They make a statement. No matter the design aesthetic,......

Cost: $5/adults except Wed

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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May 2 (Wed)
Athens Farmers Market

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

Cost: Free event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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May 2 (Wed)
Soap Making Workshop

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Soapmaking Workshop with Jane Hill of Harleys Soaps. Join us for one of our most popular workshops. Learn how to make cold process castile soaps. You will take home a reusable mold and one pound of soap. You will get to choose from a variety of fragrances and colors to make your soap.

Cost: $40/45 per person

Contact: Keller Market House, Phone: 740-277-6305

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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May 3 (Thu)
May 4 (Fri)
May 5 (Sat)
May 6 (Sun)
Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival

5-11 pm Thu, 11am-11pm Fri/Sat 12-5 pm Sun. Watch the downtown streets of McArthur come alive with food, music and fun for the whole family. Activities such as Great nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides and games, car show, quilt show, queens and baby contests. Grand parade will be Saturday, at 600 p.m., followed by the crowning of the Wild Turkey Festival Queen. Come join us.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Vinton County CVB, Phone: 740-591-1118

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 13 miles
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May 3 (Thu)
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May 31 (Thu)
9th Annual Women of Appalachia Project

5:00 - 8:00 pm Opening Reception for the Exhibit.6:00 - 9:00 pm Women Speak Presentation. Reception following performance. Many people have an image of an Appalachian woman, and they look down on her. The Women of Appalachia Project encourages participation from women of diverse backgrounds, ages and experiences to come together, embrace the stereotype, show......

Cost: Donations accepted.

Contact: Pump House Center for the Arts, Phone: 740-772-5783

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 25 miles
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May 5 (Sat)
Morning Chores

9:00 - 10:15 am Join the farmer in feeding animals and help with other barnyard chores. Ages 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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May 5 (Sat)
Youth Fishing Tournament - Lake Hope

9:00 - 11:00 am. Ages 16 and under. Adults must be present with each child. Trophy presentation and cookout afterwards. Bring your own pole and bait, but some will be provided. Meet at Lake Hope Dam.Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pmSpecial Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday,......

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
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May 5 (Sat)
Eggs, Feathers and Fowl

1:00 - 3:00 pm We will butcher chickens, show how eggs were preserved before refrigeration and answer questions about keeping small flocks at home. We may have newly hatched chicks to see. Ages 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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May 5 (Sat)
Art with Skip

12:00 pmLocal Chillicothe artist skip Hathaway will offer an art class for children of all ages. The classes will take place at the Education Center. Children of all ages are welcome to attend this event, which is offered at no cost. Art supplies will be provided and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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May 5 (Sat)
May 6 (Sun)
Kentucky Derby / Straight Away Racing

Calling all Cowboys, Cowgirls and Southern Belles. Join us as we celebrate an old Kentucky tradition while adding our own special Smoke Rise Twist We will have Hat decorating and Cocktails on Friday Night, Strait Away Racing on Saturday with Gaited Pacing and Racking, Quarter Horse, Mule, Pony and Stick Horse At 4 PM we will open up the Clubhouse to view the......

Cost: Assorted Costs

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
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May 5 (Sat)
Wildflower Hike

10:00 - 11:30 am.Roger Grossenbacher, park volunteer will be leading the hike in search of wildflowers at Alley Park. The hike will be 2 miles on uneven terrain at a moderate pace. Closed toed shoes and a hiking stick are suggested. Meet in the front parking lot of Alley Park.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Alley Park, Phone: 740-687-6651

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 17 miles
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May 5 (Sat)
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May 20 (Sun)
Heirloom Plant Sale

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat12:00 - 5:00 pm SunAdena Mansion and Gardens annual plant sale focuses on heirloom plants varieties raised and passed on before the advent of industrial farming. Many go back at least as far as Worthingtons time.Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme treasured staples of the medieval pantry and probably Thomas Worthingtons as well......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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May 5 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

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

Cost: Free event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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May 6 (Sun)
Late Bloomers - Lake Hope

1:00 pm.Search for flowers blooming on this leisurely walk. Meet at the Hope School House. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pmSpecial Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
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May 6 (Sun)
Washday Blues

1:00 - 3:00 pm Help the farm wife with the laundry as your try the scrub board and wringer. Watch as we make soap from lard and lye. Ages 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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May 6 (Sun)
Kleinmaier SNP Nature Walk

Call for time. Naturalist Jim Osborn will lead a spring wildflower hike on AOAs gorgeous state-designated State Nature Preserve in Sugar Grove.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Appalachia Ohio Alliance, Phone: 334-399-2345

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
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May 6 (Sun)
Tom Rush with Matt Nakoa at Fur Peace Ranch

Gates open 7:00 pm, Show 8:00 pm. Tom Rush is an American folk and blues singer, songwriter, musician and recording artist.Matt Nakoa is a singer, songwriter, and Berklee Graduate who is an entertaining addition. All tickets are held at will call. We do not mail tickets.

Cost: $35/40 per person

Contact: Fur Peace Ranch, Phone: 740-992-6228

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 34 miles
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May 6 (Sun)
Demystifying the AR-15 Workshop

1:00 - 4:00 pmWhether you are new to rifles or have years of experience, you will want to join us for this 3 hour workshop where we will: 1Break down AR-15 to base components. 2Examine AR-15 parts and functions. 3Compare AR-15 to other rifles - similarities and differences. 4Demonstrate and discuss safe gun handling and operation of the AR-15. 5Engage in live-fire......

Cost: $45 / per person

Contact: On Guard Defense, Phone: 740-596-1984

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 8 miles
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May 6 (Sun)
Tecumseh Visits Adena

2:00 pm. Join us for Native Americans at Adena, where children will learn about the relationship between Tecumseh and Thomas Worthington. Children will make a dream catcher as they learn about the historical and political importance of Tecumsehs visit to Adena in 1807. Reservations are required with pre-paid admission of $5 per guest all children must have an adult chaperon.

Cost: $5 per person, Res Req

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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May 9 (Wed)
Athens Farmers Market

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

Cost: Free event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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May 10 (Thu)
Appalachian Listening Room

6:30 pm Doors open. 7:00 pm Show.Appalachian Listening Room - ALR - gives songwriters, performers, and poets a place to perform for an attentive audience. 90 minutes of music in an intimate setting. There is no food service. High end sodas from around the world will be available on site. May 10th - Jasey Schnaars and Bruce DalzellMay 19th - 2nd Annual Bob Dylan......

Cost: $10/person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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May 11 (Fri)
Friday Fishing - Lake Hope

6:00 - 8:00 pm.Join the naturalist for an evening of free fishing fun. Poles and bait are provided. Ages 16 must present a valid fishing license. Meet at the Lake Hope dam. Lake Hope Nature Center Hours: Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pmSundays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pmSpecial Hours:Friday, May 25, 2:00 - 5:00 pmSunday, May 27, 1:00 - 7:00 pmMonday May 28, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
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May 11 (Fri)
Metro Five-0 Level 3: Invasive Species Removal

10:00 am - 12:30 pm. For ages 50. Learn about invasive plants and help us remove some on the trails on a 1-mile hike, to allow native species room to grow. Meeting Place is Fern Parking Lot, 22937 Clear Creek Road, Rockbridge, OH 43149

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
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May 11 (Fri)
Live Performance - Kelly Vaughn

7:00 - 10:00 pmWelcoming Kelly Vaughn for Live Music Friday Nights at Square 7: Never a cover. always a good time.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Square 7 , Phone: 740-653-1755

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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May 12 (Sat)
Birds and Wildflowers for Beginners

10:00 am - 12:30 pm. For all ages. Take a 1.5 mile hike to look for birds and wildflowers on the Cemetery Ridge Trails and see the rare yellow lady slipper. Meeting Place is Creekside Meadows, 23833 Clear Creek Road, Rockbridge, OH 43149

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
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May 12 (Sat)
A Walk Through Time

1:00 - 2:00 pm Find out about the research and preservation behind the living history program on a guided tour of the farm. Ages 5 and older.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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May 12 (Sat)
May 13 (Sun)
Pre-Season Trains - beat the rush

1:00 pm Saturday and SundayHop aboard a vintage train for a trip through history. Departing at 1:00 pm from Nelsonville, this train operates over former Hocking Valley Railway track to East Logan and return. The trip in its entirety will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. It is the same route to and from East Logan the train simply reverses direction......

Cost: $12-17 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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May 12 (Sat)
Robin and Linda Williams at Fur Peace Ranch

Gates open 7:00 pm, Show 8:00 pm. Robin and Linda Williams are a husband-and-wife singer-songwriter folk music duo from Virginia. They began their musical association in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1971, performing in local clubs. Folk musicians known internationally for their harmony singing and songwriting talents.All tickets are held at will call. We do not mail tickets.

Cost: $30/35 per person

Contact: Fur Peace Ranch, Phone: 740-992-6228

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 34 miles
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May 12 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

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

Cost: Free event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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May 12 (Sat)
On Guard Defense Ohio Concealed Carry

On Guard Defense offers instructor-led training that consists of a minimum of 6 hours of classroom instruction followed by 2 hours on the range. Classes are designed to meet the needs of both novice and experienced shooters and includes instruction on: 1 Essential gun safety rules. 2 Different types of pistols and which one is best for you. 3 The basics of ammunition.......

Cost: $125.00 / per person

Contact: On Guard Defense, Phone: 740-596-1984

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 8 miles
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May 12 (Sat)
Mercer Woods Hike

Call for time. Take this opportunity to visit the fabulous forested hills at Mercer Woods for a naturalist-led hike led by Paul Knoop. View spring wildflowers and other Hocking Hills features.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Appalachia Ohio Alliance, Phone: 334-399-2345

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
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May 13 (Sun)
Athens Asylum Walking Tours

2:00 - 4:00 pm.Due to the popularity of our tours we now require preregistration. This is an outdoor walking tour and will cover the entire loop of the grounds including the cemeteries so if you have small children, bring a stroller. George Eberts, an expert on the history of the Athens Asylum or -The Ridges,- will lead an outdoor walking tour of the asylum......

Cost: $12-$15 per person/Res Req

Contact: Athens Asylum, Phone: 740-592-2280

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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May 13 (Sun)
High Tea at Adena

2:00 pm. Have you ever wondered what social calls were like in the Victorian period. Join us for High Tea at Adena Mansion and Gardens as we spend the afternoon with Martha Worthington, wife of James Worthington. Tea and assorted desserts will be served in the garden. Reservations are required with pre-paid admission.

Cost: $20 per person, Res Req

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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May 16 (Wed)
The Devil Makes Three

8:00 pm Floor Seats: $33/advance $38/door Balcony Seats: $28/advance $33/door Box Seats: $38/advance $43/door--Theres a road that goes out of every town. All youve got to do is get on it,-- Pete Bernhard says. The guitarist / singer and his cohorts in the raw and raucous trio The Devil Makes Three have found their way onto that road numerous times since they......

Cost: $28-43 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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May 16 (Wed)
Athens Farmers Market

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

Cost: Free event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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May 17 (Thu)
The Bobcat, an Ohio Native - Lake Hope

6:30 pm.Learn all about Ohios native feline from researcher Cheryl Mollohan. Meet at the Dining Lodge.Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pmSpecial Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
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May 17 (Thu)
May 18 (Fri)
Spring Photography Workshop

Thursday, May 17th and Friday, May 18th. Experience the breathtaking beauty of spring in the Hocking Hills of Ohio with Pro Photographer Jim Crotty as he leads a small group workshop and guides students in the art and craft of nature and landscape photography. All skill levels welcome. Group size is limited to first 20 who register. One and a half days of both......

Cost: $150 per person

Contact: Photography by Jim Crotty, Phone: 937-896-6311

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
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May 18 (Fri)
May 19 (Sat)
Heroes Weekend

5:00pm Meet and greet 6:00pm CeremonyMilitary, Fireman, Police and Emergency Responders are our Heros. On this weekend our heros get a 50 discount for a two night stay camping, cabin or river trip limit one campsite, cabin, or river trip per hero family, ID required for discount. Join us in the Family Fun Center field on Saturday at 5:00pm to meet and greet......

Cost: Free to all campers

Contact: Hocking Hills Adventures, Phone: 740-385-8685

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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May 18 (Fri)
May 19 (Sat)
Best of America By Horseback

Please join us as we welcome back tom Seay, Kristen Biscoe, and the entire staff of Best of America By Horseback to the ranch. Smoke Rise is a 2000 acre working cattle ranch located in Glouster Ohio, in the heart of the Wayne National Forest and the Trimble Wildlife Area. Ride on filmed trail rides, enjoy a banquet meal and live band on Saturday night. We will......

Cost: Assorted Costs

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
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May 18 (Fri)
Live Performance - The Step Brothers

7:00 - 10:00 pmWelcoming The Step Brothers for Live Music Friday Nights at Square 7: Never a cover. always a good time.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Square 7 , Phone: 740-653-1755

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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May 19 (Sat)
Highs and Lows Hike - Lake Hope

10:00 am.Test yourself on a moderately strenuous 3-mile hike featuring ridgelines and valleys. Elevation change of nearly 300 feet. Bring water. Meet at Oak Point on Cabin Ridge Road. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pmSpecial Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from......

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
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May 19 (Sat)
May 20 (Sun)
Heirloom Gardening

1:00 - 3:00 pm Learn about the preservation of antique plant varieties and help plant the garden if the weather permits. Ages 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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May 19 (Sat)
Morning Chores

9:00 - 10:15 am Join the farmer in feeding animals and help with other barnyard chores. Ages 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
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Special Interest
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May 19 (Sat)
May 20 (Sun)
Family Overnight at the Farm

4:30-5:00 pm on May 19th arrival10:00 am on May 20th campout endsJoin Metro Parks for a fun Family Overnight at Slate Run Living Historical Farm. Bring your own tent and camping supplies and spend the night at the park. Enjoy old-time farm chores, 1880s games and activities: including exploring the farm, campfire cooking 1880 picnic style, night hike, parlor......

Cost: Free Event - Reg Req

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-736-7951

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife
Historical

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May 19 (Sat)
Appalachian Listening Room

6:30 pm Doors open. 7:00 pm Show.Appalachian Listening Room - ALR - gives songwriters, performers, and poets a place to perform for an attentive audience. 90 minutes of music in an intimate setting. There is no food service. High end sodas from around the world will be available on site. May 19th - 2nd Annual Bob Dylan Birthday BashJune 14th - An Evening with......

Cost: $10/person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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May 19 (Sat)
Bison Hollow Ramble

Call for time. Naturalist Andrew Gibson will lead a nature hike through AOAs spectacular Bison Hollow gorge properties in the southern portion of the Hocking Hills.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Appalachia Ohio Alliance, Phone: 334-399-2345

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 3 miles
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May 19 (Sat)
Charles Wesley Live at Ale House 1890

9:00 pm - 12:00 amSince 1890 this location in Lancaster has provided spirits and good times. Ale House 1890 continues that tradition with great food/libations in a landmark location with live music. Charles Wesleys sound is shaped by the time weathered hills and hollers of his home. Charles is a singer-songwriter born and raised in West Virginia. Nowadays, if......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Ale House 1890, Phone: 740-277-6053

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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May 19 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

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

Cost: Free event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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May 19 (Sat)
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Aug 12 (Sun)
Creating the Illusion: Costumes and Characters

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Tue-Fri1:00 - 4:00 pm Sat-SunRandall Thropp, Curator forCreating the Illusion: Costumes and characters from the Paramount Pictures ArchiveThe Decorative Arts Center of Ohio is located in Lancaster, just southeast of Columbus. Donations are graciously accepted.

Cost: Free Admission

Contact: Decorative Arts Center, Phone: 740-681-1423

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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May 20 (Sun)
Archery - Lake Hope

1:00 - 3:00 pm.Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow or perfect your skills. Meet at the Archery Range across the road from the shelter house. Equipment provided. Nature Center Hours: Saturdays, 1-4pmSundays, 9am-12pm Special Hours:Friday May 25, 2-5pmSunday, May 27, 1-7pmMonday May 28, 10am-4pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
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May 23 (Wed)
Soap Making Workshop

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Soapmaking Workshop with Jane Hill of Harleys Soaps. Join us for one of our most popular workshops. Learn how to make cold process castile soaps. You will take home a reusable mold and one pound of soap. You will get to choose from a variety of fragrances and colors to make your soap.

Cost: $40/45 per person

Contact: Keller Market House, Phone: 740-277-6305

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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May 23 (Wed)
Athens Farmers Market

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

Cost: Free event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
Outdoor Activity
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May 24 (Thu)
May 25 (Fri)
May 26 (Sat)
May 27 (Sun)
May 28 (Mon)
Moonshine Festival

600 pm on Thu/Fri and 1200 pm on Sat/Sun/Mon. Located 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, free entertainment including Grand Ole Opry Show on Sunday,......

Cost: Free Events

Contact: Moonshine Festival, Phone: 740-394-2838

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 19 miles
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May 24 (Thu)
Green Grass of Wyoming Grand Re-Showing

The show begins at dusk. Join us for the 70th Anniversary of -Green Grass of Wyoming- Lancaster's own movie and the 70th Anniversary of the opening of the historic Skyview Drive-In Theatre in Lancaster, Ohio. The movie Green Grass of Wyoming, that had its climax filmed in Lancaster at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds will celebrate its 70th anniversary of the......

Cost: Special Open to the Public

Contact: Fairfield County Heritage Association, Phone: 740-653-5517

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

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May 24 (Thu)
May 25 (Fri)
May 26 (Sat)
May 27 (Sun)
Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival

600pm - 1000pm Thu, 100pm - 1000pm Fri, 1100am - 1000pm Sat, 1100am - 600pm Sun. Featuring Live Music - Croosroad Station, Six to Noon, Smoke and Mirrors, Seven Mile Bluegrass, and Ross County Idol and Junior Idol. Chillicothe, Ohios first capital city, rich in Indian history, hosts the annual Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival. Started in 1984, the festival......

Cost: Free

Contact: Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival, Phone: 740-887-2979

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 25 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
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May 25 (Fri)
Friday Fishing - Lake Hope

6:00 - 8:00 pm.Join the naturalist for an evening of free fishing fun. Poles and bait are provided. Ages 16 must present a valid fishing license. Meet at the Lake Hope dam. Lake Hope Nature Center Hours: Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pmSundays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pmSpecial Hours:Friday, May 25, 2:00 - 5:00 pmSunday, May 27, 1:00 - 7:00 pmMonday May 28, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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May 25 (Fri)
Live Performance - Dan Neeley

7:00 - 10:00 pmWelcoming Dan Neeley for Live Music Friday Nights at Square 7: Never a cover. always a good time.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Square 7 , Phone: 740-653-1755

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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May 25 (Fri)
May 26 (Sat)
May 27 (Sun)
May 28 (Mon)
Memorial Day Weekend Cattle Weekend

Come join us for the weekend. A detailed event list will be posted closer to this event and will also be available at the office. We have planned a cattle roundup, doctoring, banding and breakaway roping. Open sorting, cow working clinic, Poker Run horses and a potluck dinner. We hope you can join us at the ranch. Remember the pool is open and the water is cold.Friday......

Cost: Assorted Costs

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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May 26 (Sat)
Gone Creekin - Lake Hope

10:00 am.Discover what lives in the waters between Lake Hope and Raccoon Creek. Meet at Lake Hope Dam. Prepare to get wetLake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pmSpecial Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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May 26 (Sat)
Family Storytime - Sheep

10:30 - 11:30 am Listen to a story and learn some facts about sheep, and then get a chance to see and touch them. Ages 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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May 26 (Sat)
thru
Oct 27 (Sat)
2:30 PM to East Logan Train Ride

2:30 pm Take a narrated train ride through the historic Hocking River Valley to East Logan, passing through Haydenville, Ohios last company town. The East Logan train runs the entire length of our track, and is, as a result, the longer train of our regular weekend trains. It operates round-trip from the Nelsonville Depot to East Logan, lasting approximately......

Cost: $12-17 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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Arts/Music/Film
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May 26 (Sat)
thru
Oct 27 (Sat)
12:00 Noon to Haydenville Train Ride

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

Cost: $10-13 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical
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May 26 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

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

Cost: Free event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented

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May 27 (Sun)
May 28 (Mon)
Toy Boat Building

1:00 - 3:00 pm both days. Build a simple wooden boat to sail on the pond. Ages 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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May 27 (Sun)
Scavenger Hunt - Lake Hope

10:00 am.You may start any time during open hours, but must be completed before 4:00 pm to qualify for a prize. Pick one up at the Nature Center. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pmSpecial Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
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May 27 (Sun)
Early Bird Hungry Hummers - Lake Hope

1:00 - 3:00 pm.Hand-feed hummingbirds at the nature center. We are trying this much earlier in the year than usual to see how it goes.Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pmSpecial Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
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May 27 (Sun)
Annual Spring Craft Show - Lake Hope

10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Come to the Lake Hope Lodge to pick last minute gifts for Mom from local craft vendors. Enjoy a meal at the lodge before you leave. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pmSpecial Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
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May 27 (Sun)
Full Moon Hike - Lake Hope

8:00 pm.Enjoy a 3-mile hike illuminated by the light of the beautiful moon. Meet at the Shelter House.Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pmSpecial Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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May 27 (Sun)
Flaming Torchlight Canoe Trip

Departure is One Hour before dust. 7:30pm in summer months and 6:30pm in fall months.There is always something unique happening in the Hocking Hills. Join us for a fantastic way to enjoy the pristine Hocking Hills scenery at night. Night time canoeing is a unique experience. The Hocking River is calm and peaceful before the night fall. Experience the Hocking......

Cost: $45 per canoe

Contact: Hocking Hills Adventures, Phone: 740-385-8685

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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May 28 (Mon)
Memorial Day Train

1:00 pm Celebrate the Memorial Day with an old-fashioned train ride. One round trip train is scheduled to depart on Memorial Day from the Nelsonville Depot and go to Logan, lasting approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. It is the same route to and from East Logan the train simply reverses direction by moving the locomotive to the other end of the train. Along......

Cost: $12-15/person, Military free

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

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

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May 30 (Wed)
Athens Farmers Market

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

Cost: Free event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented

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May 31 (Thu)
Jun 1 (Fri)
Jun 2 (Sat)
Jun 3 (Sun)
Nelsonville Music Festival 2018

SAVE THE DATES. The 14th annual Nelsonville Music Festival takes place at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. Presented by Stuarts Opera House, a non-profit historic theater and performing arts center in Nelsonville, NMF features over 60 musical acts in four days on multiple stages plus on-site camping, kids activities, food,......

Cost: $30-140 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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Hocking Hills Hiker