“Sharing Our Appalachia” Community Arts Photo Show Opens August 14

Ohio’s Winding Road is pleased to announce a new community arts photo show called “Sharing Our Appalachia.” It will take place from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at our Marketplace location in Shawnee, at 117 Main Street, Shawnee, Ohio 43782. We are excited to host over two dozen photos, all by local photographers. This will be…

Announcing Our 2021 Seed Grant Winners

Visitors riding horses on the Moonville Rail Trail in Vinton County, Ohio. Photo from the Moonville Rail Trail Association. This spring twenty-seven mini-grants totaling more than $12,000 were awarded to businesses, individuals, organizations, and municipalities located in the nine-county area served by Ohio’s Winding Road.  Ohio’s Winding Road seed grants are all under $700 and…

Due March 15: 2021 Seed Grant Application

Once again, Ohio’s Winding Road (OWR) has funds available for producers of authentic experiences and products representing these 9 counties of Southeastern Ohio (Athens, Fairfield, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Muskingum, Perry, Vinton, Washington).  Funds are for the development and/or marketing of authentic experience products. Requests up to $750 will be accepted, however most awards will range…

Marketplace Winter Sale: 20% Off All Items Through January 31!

Now through January 31, we are offering 20% off of our entire inventory of authentic local products from the nine county region of Ohio’s Winding Road. This includes artworks, crafts, food, and wellness items, as well as historical films, books, and music from the region. Each product has been carefully chosen to highlight many of…

Ohio’s Winding Road: Experiences Books

OHIO’S WINDING ROAD EXPERIENCES is an annual publication of selected experiences and stories brought to you by Ohio’s Winding Road, a collaborative network of experience producers, creative persons, organizations, and civic leaders. We are working to create a brand that represents authentic cultural and natural assets in nine Ohio counties in the Muskingum and Hocking…

Marketplace Producer Spotlight: 2nd Ave. Candle Co.!

Amy Blake believes in the connection between scents and memories. Her Athens, Ohio shop, Second Avenue Candle, embodies that belief with a selection of candles inspired by the scents of Southeastern Ohio. She crafts the candles herself, pouring them by hand using soy wax and tarts, and chooses phylate-free oils and cotton core wicks that…

Marketplace Producer Spotlight: Equinox Botanicals!

Equinox Botanicals’ farm is located in “Appalachia’s herb basket,” a part of Southeast Ohio that hosts wild plants that are endangered in other parts of the country. There, Paul Strauss and Lonnie Galt-theis have built their business on a deep relationship with those plants. Every herb they use is grown organically in its natural environment,…

Marketplace Producer Spotlight: Jose Madrid Salsas!

Mike Zakany has influenced the Southeast Ohio food scene since the 1970s. Owner of Zak’s Restaurant in Zanesville, he’s known for New Mexico style recipes that are inspired his family’s cooking culture. Mike spent years experimenting with different blends of spices, herbs and chili peppers in his restaurant, finally finding the perfect salsa in 1987….