OHIO PAW PAW FEST
Everything paw paw including lessons on growing and cooking, art, music, local foods and beer, and sustainability workshops. Lake Snowden, Albany.
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
The Castle in Marietta opens its doors after dark where characters from Washington County’s historic past will share their stories.
SEPT 14, 27th & OCT 12
LORENA STERNWHEELER DINNER CRUISE
Take a dinner trip on the historic sternwheeler deprting Zanes Landing in Zanesville. Reservations 48 hours in advance. $35 (Children 15).
SEPT. 21, OCT. 20, NOV. 16
TOUR BLUE ROCK STATION
Tour the first Earthship built east of the Mississippi, part of a living laboratory to test and demonstrate sustainable living concepts. Straw bale buildings, a Tiny House, a plastic bottle greenhouse and rammed-tire foundation barns. $10 https://www.bluerockstation.com
BRUCE COCKBURN AT STUART’S
Legendary Canadian songwriter and recording artist Bruce Cockburn graes the stage of Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville. Tickets at stuartsoperahouse.org
WHOLE FARM WORKSHOP @ WOODLAND RIDGE
Woodland Ridge Farm & Learning Center and Rural Action share how Whole Farm Planning can tie together traditional farming with new agribusiness ventures at this day-long workshop. Topics will include sustainable energy, pork production, ginseng, and Airbnb. $25. firstname.lastname@example.org; 740-541-1906.
HOCKING HILLS ARTISTS & CRAFTMEN FALL SHOW
Celebrate local staying power and artisans at this 47th annual event at Hocking Hills Elementary near Old Man’s Cave (Rt. 664). explorehockinghills.com
Y-CITY BARBERSHOP CHORUS CONCERT
All aboard the Y-City Express is the theme for this popular concert at Secrist Auditorium in Zanesville. 3PM. Tickets in advance at Secrist, Tom’s Ice Cream Bowl & at door.
LOCKING UP THE ELK HISTORIC RIVER TOUR
Board the Valley Gem at Marietta for a trip up the Muskingum River through the nation’s only wooden lock system with an overnight stay at the Stockport Mill. http://www.visitmorgancountyohio.com
RUN FOR THE BLUE BLAZES TRAIL RUN
Head into the Wayne Forest from trail town Shawnee for Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K or 5K runs. buckeyetrail.org/run4blue.php
FOREST LISTENING ROOM
Sound artist Brian Harnetty will lead a morning of meditative hiking and listening in the Wayne National Forest. $20, lunch included.
NATIONAL ROAD/ZANE GREY FALL FEST
Special hands-on activities and $1 Admission are featured during this open house day at this well-stocked museum near Zanesville.
CLAY WEEK: COMMUNITY CLAY CREATON
Celebrate National Clay Week by seeing and making clay creations at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens. Daily during regular hours, Monday through Sunday. dairybarn.org
TASTE OF SOUTHEASTERN OHIO
Support Habitat for Humanity while enjoying locally sourced and prepared foods at the Habitat Headquarters near Millfield. 5:30-8:30.
OHIO UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING
This iconic event at this iconic university is a SEOhio tradition beginning with the Marching 110 led Homecoming Parade at 9 & game at 2. ohio.edu/homecoming
LITTLE CITIES OF BLACK DIAMONDS DAY
25th Annual LCBD celebration celebrates the sharing of the history of the mining towns of the Hocking Valley Program, music, children’s activites, food trucks. Event merges with Shawnee Second Saturday into the evening.
MIDNIGHT AT MOONVILLE
Legendary ghosts are always on people’s minds in the abandoned Moonville Tunnel. Enjoy the ambience after dark at this Halloween themed festival featuring dramatic readings, wagon rides, history, crafts, music, roaming spooks and paranormal investigation. https://vintoncountytravel.com
OCTOBER 11-13, 18-20
THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE
Zane Trace Players perfrom this new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia. Renner Theater, Renner Theatre, 148 N 7th St, Zanesville. https://www.therenner.org
MORGAN COUNTY HERITAGE DAY
This event provides a cornucopia of culture, history and food on the Square in the county seat of McConnelsville. Noon-5. Free.
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BEFORE, DURING & AFTER THE BOOM
Take a guided tour through the Hocking Valley coal region in with historian Rob Dishon with an emphasis on early settlements before, and current day developments after the coal boom era. Tour starts in Shawnee.
Register: email@example.com or (917) 453-7203.
LAKE HOPE FALL HIKE
Stunning scenery and a scenic lodge and cabins to host you. 10-2.
OCTOBER 19-20; 26-27
MT. PERRY RAILROAD PUMPKIN TRAIN
Take a thematic fall ride on the Pumpkin Train hosted by train restorationists saving the Z & W rail line in northern Perry County.
APPALACHIAN GREEN TEACHERS
This annual gathering brings teachers and nature lovers from throughout Ohio to Burr Oak Lodge to learn with Rural Action’s Environmental Educa- tion program. Register at www.ruralaction.org
RELIVE & REVIVE RENDVILLE
Embrace rural African American history and preservation as the story of the interracial experiment known as Rendville is explored, past and present. rendvillehistory.org
HISTORY BEHIND THE MYSTERY TOUR
A tour to get the facts behind haunted SE Ohio. Athens. Register here.