Visit historic Shawnee on Saturday, June 9 for free music from Apple & The Moon, local beverages, Mt. Airy Beef Food Truck, and many local vendors who will line historic Main Street and fill the restored Tecumseh Theater with local crafts, art and other local goods.
Apple & The Moon will go on at 7:00 p.m. in the Miner’s Park next to the Tecumseh Theater, or inside the theater in the case of rain.
Also beginning at 7:00 p.m. is the Shawnee history hike, led by local historian Rob Dishon.
At noon and again at 4:00 p.m., members of the Buckeye Trail will lead a hike along the nearby Buckeye Trail around Tecumseh Lake. In addition to revealing trail and local history, the hikes will showcase the new trail work beginning around Tecumseh Lake, connecting Shawnee as a trail town to the statewide 1400+ mile loop trail.
Activities for children, including face painting and slime-making, will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Second Saturday is a joint effort of many local organizations, including Destination Shawnee, a new nonprofit focusing on the revitalization of the historic former mining town, and the goal to establish it as a sustainable tourism destination and a promising location for new business.
Other contributing organizations include Rural Action, Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area, Sunday Creek Associates, Little Cities of Black Diamonds, Shawnee Improvement & Homecoming Association, the Shawnee Museum, and the Buckeye Trail.
The local Methodist church will be selling baked goods throughout the festivities. Other vendors include artist Martha Finck and Rendville Artworks. Visitors can also learn more about the Alzheimer’s walk in August.
This is a free, family friendly event, open to the public. Alcohol may be consumed by of-age persons in the designated areas, the Miner’s Park, and the Tecumseh Theater. Proceeds from the event go toward community development.