Finely Crafted in Ohio’s Hill Country Tour 9.18.16(Completed)


September 18th-September 19th

Begins at the Lancaster Fairgrounds

Coal, clay and gas have sculpted culture through arts and foods in Southeastern Ohio.

‘Finely Crafted Travel in Ohio’s Hill Country’, a guided thematic tour set for Sunday, September 18 and Monday, September 19, 2016, visiting sites in Fairfield, Perry, Muskingum, Morgan and Athens Counties over the two-days.

The historic and contemporary products of artisans, craftsmen, purveyors of specialty foods and libations from the region will be featured. The tour will provide first hand contact with products and the people who create them, and explore how crafted products mark the culture of a place and how they are interrelated with the natural landscape of our region. The tour will connect visitors with artisans, clay products manufacturers, a microbrewery, historic buildings and much more!

Engaging activities, fine food and informed narration will make this event a not to be missed experience!

• Arts and crafts of the region are still drawn from the past.

• Belguim style DuPont Saision made with local artesian water is a wonderful local treat.

• 100 year-old roofing tile plant still harvests clay from Perry County soil.

Tour Specifics: The tour is a transportation-provided event (small bus), limited to 30 guests, with two meals provided each day (lunch-dinner) and overnight lodging on Sunday evening. The tour begins and ends at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Ohio where free, safe parking is provided for your vehicle over the two days.

Click Here for additional tour information.

Cost: Tour cost is $275.00 for non-members, $250.00 for members, lodging on Sunday evening is $115 double-room rate, taxes included.

Member Register and pay here.

Non-member Register and pay here.

Room Reservation pay here.

Tour Guide(s)/Program Leader: Tom O’Grady, Athens Historical Society, President, Michelle Robinson, Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area, Certified Interpretive Guide, and Alicia Caton, AmeriCorps, Ohio Stream Restore Corps.

Additional tour questions:

Contact: Michelle Robinson, 614-348-7909, or

Leave a Reply