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Sep 15 (Fri)
thru
Sep 17 (Fri)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

8:00 am - 6:00 pm Friday and Saturday (RAIN Or SHINE) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday Over 300 vendors, more than 30 different kinds of food, a Corn Maze and -3- days of Bluegrass Music from groups like The Sodbusters, Lewis Pride, Open Highway, Wayfarers, Timberline, Jacob Dunn, Lukas Harlan, Sawmill Ridge, The Trio Evolution and Barefoot McCoy. 2:00 pm Saturday......

Cost: $9/adult, under 10/free

Contact: Thornville Backwoods Fest, Phone: 740-246-4709

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 30 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Sep 16 (Sat)
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Feb 26 (Sat)
Family Oriented
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1:00 - 4:00 pm. Tue-Sun. Nov-Feb: Tuesday - Saturday 1-4 pm and by appointment. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. Mar-Oct: Tuesday - Sunday 1-4 pm and by appointment. Closed on Mondays. General Admission - $6, Senior Citizen - $5, Students (Ages 6-18) - $3. -A Very Private Collection of Vintage Glass- will fill a large selection of cases in the Ohio Glass......

Cost: $3-6/person

Contact: Ohio Glass Museum, Phone: 740-687-0101

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

Sep 29 (Fri)
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Oct 28 (Fri)
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7:30 - 11:00 pm Open Every Friday and Saturday night between September 29th and October 28th. You will walk over a 1/2 mile trail through the woods with out wicked forest crew actors. New sets in 2017.

Cost: Call for prices

Contact: Wicked Forest, Phone: 740-652-5444

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 7 miles
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest

Sep 29 (Fri)
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Oct 22 (Fri)

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Friday - Opening Night during Nelsonville Final Friday. Normal Hours are: 10 am - 5 pm Monday-Saturday, 12-5 pm Sunday. Featuring the spice of life, contemporary salt and peppers from all across the United States. Curios and collectible. Special Feature is Ohio University Ceramic Student work in the windows.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Starbrick Cooperative Gallery, Phone: 740-753-1011

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
Sep 30 (Sat)
Oct 1 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

1:00 - 3:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays from May through October Recently restored to working order, Fairfield County Historical Parks Volunteers demonstrate grinding methods of the mill and answer questions about the milling process. Tour this stunning 1824 grist mill that stands 90 feet above the gorge of Hocking River Falls. In the early 1800s, Rock Mill was......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 740-681-7249

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

Oct 1 (Sun)
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

5:30 pm Community Potluck 7:00 pm Show Ohio University African Studies and Ohio University Performing Arts Series are sponsoring this event. Trio Da Kali unites three outstanding musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots (hereditary musicians). Formed of voice, balafon and bass ngoni, the Trio aim......

Cost: Free Show

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

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

Oct 2 (Mon)

4:30-5:30 pm. Yoga Instructor Elle Delmatto. Class is open to all. No pre-registration is necessary.

Cost: $6 per person

Contact: Bowen House, Phone: 740-385-0344

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
Oct 4 (Wed)

7:30 pm show. --The Simon and Garfunkel Story (50th Anniversary Tour) Direct from its success in Londons West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back. Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits......

Cost: $25-35 per person

Contact: Ohio University Performing Arts Series, Phone: 740-753-1924

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
Oct 4 (Wed)
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

9:30am - 5:30pm. Every Wednesday our classroom is open all day for anyone who wants to come and sew. Bring a project, even one you are having struggles with and one of our folks will be happy to help you. It is a fun day to come and be with other quilters. Lunch is on your own.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 4 (Wed)
Oct 5 (Thu)
Oct 6 (Fri)
Oct 7 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. Thursday Evenings - May/September. 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......

Cost: Free event

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

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

Oct 5 (Thu)
thru
Oct 26 (Thu)
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

12:00-5:00 pm or 7:30-9:00pm Every Thursday. 12-5pm Thursday is with Dale Hague a professional potter for over 20 years. 7:30-9pm is with Jennifer Appelfeller for $45. No experience needed. The time includes professional instruction, firing, finishing work such as glazing, sculpting and any other touches to complete your work. Bring your favorite snack......

Cost: $45-50 per person

Contact: Two Broke Artists Studio, Phone: 740-404-3569

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

Oct 5 (Thu)
Oct 6 (Fri)
Oct 7 (Sat)
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

1:00 pm Thursday through Saturday. Visit our --spirited--canal town through storytelling of long ago personalities about significant events and curiosities. Hear about Roscoe's firebug, the tragedy at the hotel, and the horrible tale of the blood stained bible. Sense the fear of the cholera epidemic and experience the danger and humor of being a post boy. Join us in this tour... if you DARE...

Cost: $4.95-$13.95 per person

Contact: Historic Roscoe Village, Phone: 740-622-7644

Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

Oct 6 (Fri)
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

8:00 pm. Stuarts is thrilled to welcome back one of our favorite acts, Shovels and Rope for an evening of music. Little Seeds, the electrifying New West Records bow by Shovels and Rope, finds the award-winning South Carolina duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst exploring fresh dimensions in their sound with a brace of bold, candid, highly personal new......

Cost: Sold Out

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

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

Oct 6 (Fri)
Oct 7 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Dark till last ticket sold 11:00 pm. Every Friday and Saturday in October. Enter at your own risk and please do not come alone. $20 Fright Pass - Good for unlimited trips through the trail, laser tag, escape room and discounts at the snack bar. $15. - Escape Room. The Smith and Co Circus train has broken down outside of Chillicothe and you find yourself......

Cost: $5-$20 per ticket event

Contact: Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre, Phone: 866-775-0700

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

Oct 6 (Fri)
thru
Oct 27 (Fri)
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

1:00 pm Fridays in October. Due to the incredible popularity of the fall colors of scenic southern Ohio, we operate extra trains on Fridays only in October. These trains are no different than the Noon and 2:30 trains on Saturdays and Sundays, other than an extra option for your trip. Each Friday between October 5th and 27th, one train each day departs the......

Cost: $12-17 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

Oct 6 (Fri)
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

6:00 - 9:00 pm Live Music Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Julia Neville (country). Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Order wine by the glass, bottle, or just by the taste.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 7 (Sat)

7:00 pm The Bird Dogs come to the Stuarts stage to present a genuine and youthful Everly Brothers experience. The Zmed brothers, Dylan and Zachary, celebrate the genetic intimacy so ever present in the harmonies created by Don and Phil Everly. When the guitar became electric, The Everly Brothers bridged the gap between Country and Rock and Roll. With countless......

Cost: $17-30 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
Oct 7 (Sat)

4:30-7:30pm. The Auxiliary of American Legion Post 78 provides this delicious steak dinner on the 1st Saturday of every month. Come join us for a good meal, with the proceeds helping our community and supporting two Legion baseball teams.

Cost: $12/person

Contact: American Legion Post 78, Phone: 740-385-8811

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
Oct 7 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Wildlife

6:45pm. Paddle your canoe from sunset to moonlight, using the light of the moon as it reflects on the water. Your trip ends at the livery with a roaring bonfire, smores and a local bluegrass band for your enjoyment. Reservations highly recommended. Be sure to bring a flashlight.

Cost: $45 for 2 people

Contact: Hocking Hills Canoe Livery, Phone: 740-385-0523

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Wildlife

Oct 7 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest

6:00 - 10:00 pm The Moonlight Paddle is a great time to spend with a special friend or romantic friend.

Cost: $40-$50/for 2

Contact: Murray's Landing, Phone: 740-856-7848

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 17 miles
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest

Oct 7 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

6:00 - 9:00 pm Live Music 5:00 - 8:00 pm Food Truck Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Peter Conrad (Music from all those years ago). Food Truck is Maya Mobile. Order wine by the glass, bottle, or just by the taste.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 7 (Sat)
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

6:00 - 10:00 pm On a crisp fall evening filled with Live jazz music and homemade BBQ with all the fixings. The Chillicothe Jazz Fest benefits the Paper City Mentoring Project, a local mentoring non-profit. Enjoy tasty food, ice cold beer and authentic jazz music by Soul Station and our headliners, Arnett Howard and the Creole Funk Band. Cash bar. Bring lawn chairs to relax and enjoy the show!

Cost: $30 per person

Contact: Paper City Coffee, Phone: 740-851-5920

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 25 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 7 (Sat)
Oct 8 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

1:00 - 3:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays from May through October Recently restored to working order, Fairfield County Historical Parks Volunteers demonstrate grinding methods of the mill and answer questions about the milling process. Tour this stunning 1824 grist mill that stands 90 feet above the gorge of Hocking River Falls. In the early 1800s, Rock Mill was......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 740-681-7249

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

Oct 7 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented

10:00 am - 2:00 pm on 1st and 3rd Saturdays May through October at the corner of Broad and Main Streets Lancaster Handmade Market is an outside venue that supports locally made art. Only items handcrafted in Ohio by the artisan are accepted, such as but not limited to: sculpture, painting, high quality crafts, photojournalism, original music, dance, writing,......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lancaster Handmade Market, Phone: 740-569-4563

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented

Oct 8 (Sun)
thru
Oct 14 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Spectator Sports

The 167th Fairfield County Fair is known as The Last and Best of the Season and offers a variety of attractions including truck, tractor, and horse pulls, demolition derbies, concerts, bands, and horse races.There is also a large assortment of exhibits and rides for all ages.

Cost: Fee

Contact: Fairfield County Fair, Phone: 740-653-3041

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Spectator Sports

Oct 8 (Sun)
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

1:00 - 4:00 pm You may watch or actively learn. Take a 20 minute private lesson to make a one of a kind glass bead. Ages 14 and up. We can accommodate walk-ins but we prefer if you give us a call and sign up for a particular time. Ohio Glass Museum: General Admission - $6, Senior Citizen - $5, Students (Ages 6-18) - $3. Closed New Years Eve and New......

Cost: $20 per person

Contact: Ohio Glass Museum, Phone: 740-687-0101

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

Oct 8 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

5:00 - 8:00 pm Live Music Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Jasey Schnaars (Country/Rock). Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Order wine by the glass, bottle, or just by the taste.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 8 (Sun)
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Every 2nd Sunday. $25 for ages 13 and up and $15 for ages 12 and under. Youth can pay at time of arrival. Family Paint Day at Two Broke Artists is every 2nd Sunday. No painting experience needed. Bring your favorite snack or beverage, invite your friends, and enjoy step-by-step instruction with professional artists. You will leave with......

Cost: $25/13 and up $15/12 and under

Contact: Two Broke Artists Studio, Phone: 740-404-3569

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

Oct 9 (Mon)

4:30-5:30 pm. Yoga Instructor Elle Delmatto. Class is open to all. No pre-registration is necessary.

Cost: $6 per person

Contact: Bowen House, Phone: 740-385-0344

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
Oct 11 (Wed)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. Thursday Evenings - May/September. 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......

Cost: Free event

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

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

Oct 11 (Wed)
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

9:30am - 5:30pm. Every Wednesday our classroom is open all day for anyone who wants to come and sew. Bring a project, even one you are having struggles with and one of our folks will be happy to help you. It is a fun day to come and be with other quilters. Lunch is on your own.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 12 (Thu)
Oct 13 (Fri)
Oct 14 (Sat)
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

1:00 pm Thursday through Saturday. Visit our --spirited--canal town through storytelling of long ago personalities about significant events and curiosities. Hear about Roscoe's firebug, the tragedy at the hotel, and the horrible tale of the blood stained bible. Sense the fear of the cholera epidemic and experience the danger and humor of being a post boy. Join us in this tour... if you DARE...

Cost: $4.95-$13.95 per person

Contact: Historic Roscoe Village, Phone: 740-622-7644

Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

Oct 13 (Fri)
Oct 14 (Sat)
Oct 15 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Arts/Music/Film

9am - 5pm each day. It is even better on The Farm. This celebration of the harvest season attracts thousands with its entertainment, traditional crafts, farm contests, food, children's activities, and demonstrations. A weekend of fun for friends and family of all ages, the Bob Evans Farm Festival offers a taste of yesteryear.

Cost: $3-5 per person

Contact: Bob Evans Farms, Phone: 740-245-5304

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 38 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 13 (Fri)
Oct 14 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Dark till last ticket sold 11:00 pm. Every Friday and Saturday in October. Enter at your own risk and please do not come alone. $20 Fright Pass - Good for unlimited trips through the trail, laser tag, escape room and discounts at the snack bar. $15. - Escape Room. The Smith and Co Circus train has broken down outside of Chillicothe and you find yourself......

Cost: $5-$20 per ticket event

Contact: Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre, Phone: 866-775-0700

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

Oct 13 (Fri)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

9:00 am - 3:30 pm. A Day in The Woods Series. Lunch and Handouts provided. Understand the ecology of white oak. Explore historical abundance and current trends in white oak populations. Learn about white oak lumber characteristics and uses.

Cost: $10/person/Register by10/10/17

Contact: Vinton Furnace State Forest, Phone: 740-596-5212

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 19 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Oct 13 (Fri)

8:00 pm James Elkington will open the show. Stuarts is thrilled to welcome back Joan Shelley to Nelsonville for a set in our brand new space The Stage at 30 Public Square. The stunning, self-titled fourth album from the Kentucky singer, songwriter, and guitarist Joan Shelley began, surprisingly, with a fiddle. In the summer of 2014, Shelley fell for -Hog of......

Cost: $17-22 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
Oct 13 (Fri)
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

6:00 pm Open Session with Leslie DeChellis and friends. Couples Night at Two Broke Artists is every 2nd Friday of the month. Come see what you can do together on canvas. No painting experience needed. Bring your favorite snack or beverage, invite your friends, and enjoy step-by-step instruction with professional artists. You will leave with a one of a kind......

Cost: $50 per couple

Contact: Two Broke Artists Studio, Phone: 740-404-3569

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 13 (Fri)
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

6:00 - 9:00 pm Live Music Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of R&R Acoustic (Country). Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Order wine by the glass, bottle, or just by the taste.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 14 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Wildlife

9:00 - 11:00am continuous starts Bring along a cool drink and celebrate the seasons colors. Meet with the naturalist at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center for a strenuous hike that spans roughly 6 miles of the Grandma Gatewood trail. We will be traversing the section that runs from Old Man's Cave to Cedar Falls and back while enjoying the scenic beauty and......

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Wildlife

Oct 14 (Sat)
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

5pm to close. On the second Saturday of every month, we dress up the dining room have live music and great dinner specials. You can even bring a bottle of wine, if you like. So, come join us for a great Saturday night - date night -! Reservations appreciated, but not required.

Cost: Varies per menu

Contact: The Ridge Inn Restaurant, Phone: 740-332-0300

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 11 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 14 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

3:00 - 4:30 pm. This installment of our WALK: Explore Athens County series will be lead by Gary Gooseman, mayor of Amesville. He will walk us through the history of the Coonskin Library, the Underground Railroad and some older homes in this picturesque village. The walk will begin at the park in Amesville which is just on the right hand side of 550, there......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Public Library, Phone: 740-753-2118

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

Oct 14 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

6:00 - 9:00 pm Live Music 5:00 - 9:00 pm Food Truck Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Kevin Ashba (Alternative-Pop). Food Truck is Pompeiis Inferno. Order wine by the glass, bottle, or just by the taste.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 14 (Sat)
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

6:30 pm Doors open. 7:00 pm Show. There is no food service. High end sodas from around the world will be available on site. October 14th Rachel Mousie with Jack Doran November 11th The Wayfarers with Jake Dunn and the Blackbirds December 9th Community Christmas Show

Cost: $10/person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 14 (Sat)
Oct 15 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

1:00 - 3:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays from May through October Recently restored to working order, Fairfield County Historical Parks Volunteers demonstrate grinding methods of the mill and answer questions about the milling process. Tour this stunning 1824 grist mill that stands 90 feet above the gorge of Hocking River Falls. In the early 1800s, Rock Mill was......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 740-681-7249

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

Oct 14 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

5:00-9:00 pm, Friday - Open Arena Barrels. $10 per horse. 8:30-11:00 am, Saturday - Exhibitions $5 entry 11:00-11:45 am Open Arena 12:00 pm Show. 3D Youth Poles (NPBA) $18, 3D Open Poles $18, Warm Up 3D (IBRA) $15, 3D Youth Barrels (IBRA) $18, 3D Adult Barrels ages 19-39 (IBRA) $18 3D Masters Barrels ages 40+ (IBRA) $18, 3D Open Barrels - 40 (over 125 entries) (IBRA) $25.

Cost: Assorted

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

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

Oct 15 (Sun)

7:00 pm show. In special partnership with WOUB Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Paula Cole Additional Artists TBA --For over 33 years, Mountain Stage has established a long tradition of featuring national and international acts in almost every style of music. The two-hour radio show is produced in West Virginia and distributed by National Public Radio weekly on......

Cost: $12-20 per person

Contact: Ohio University Performing Arts Series, Phone: 740-753-1924

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
Oct 15 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

1:00 - 2:30 pm Natures annual color will be on display as we walk through the autumn woodlands and explore the changing landscape. We will get a final look at some of the last wildflowers of the season and discuss how some plants and animals prepare for winter. Guided walk begins at 1:00 PM and lasts approximately 90 minutes, there are frequent stops. Please......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 800-297-1883

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Oct 15 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

1:00 pm Olive furnace - just north of 20 mile marker on SR-93. Gather round the fire pit and enjoy beans and cornbread, historical presentations, guest speakers, a tour of the property, and the dedication of the historical marker at the famous Mt. Olive Historic Iron Furnace.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hanging Rock Iron Region, Phone: 740-643-2120

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

Oct 15 (Sun)
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

7:00 pm. While home sick in bed, a young boys grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. Director: Rob Reiner Writers: William Goldman (book), William Goldman (screenplay) Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright

Cost: $12.50 per person

Contact: Athena Grand, Phone: 740-593-8800

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 16 (Mon)

4:30-5:30 pm. Yoga Instructor Elle Delmatto. Class is open to all. No pre-registration is necessary.

Cost: $6 per person

Contact: Bowen House, Phone: 740-385-0344

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
Oct 18 (Wed)
Oct 19 (Thu)
Oct 20 (Fri)
Oct 21 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

The Greatest Free Show on Earth. Parade, Little Miss Pumpkin Show, Miss Pumpkin Show, Baby Parade, Band Youth Organizations, Pet Parade, Lodges, Civic, Fraternal Organizations, Ohio Festival Events Association Queens. Rides, games, live music and every kind of thing you can imagine made from a pumpkin!

Cost: Free

Contact: Circleville Pumpkin Show, Phone: 740-474-7000

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 25 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 18 (Wed)
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

7:00 pm. While home sick in bed, a young boys grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. Director: Rob Reiner Writers: William Goldman (book), William Goldman (screenplay) Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright

Cost: $12.50 per person

Contact: Athena Grand, Phone: 740-593-8800

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 18 (Wed)
Oct 19 (Thu)
Oct 20 (Fri)
Oct 21 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. Thursday Evenings - May/September. 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......

Cost: Free event

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

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

Oct 18 (Wed)
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

9:30am - 5:30pm. Every Wednesday our classroom is open all day for anyone who wants to come and sew. Bring a project, even one you are having struggles with and one of our folks will be happy to help you. It is a fun day to come and be with other quilters. Lunch is on your own.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 19 (Thu)
Oct 20 (Fri)
Oct 21 (Sat)
Oct 22 (Sun)

7:30 pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday 2:00 pm Saturday, Sunday. The ABC Players present -Godspell- the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. Directed by Chris Parsons.

Cost: $12/adults, $8/Students

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
Oct 19 (Thu)
Oct 20 (Fri)
Oct 21 (Sat)
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

1:00 pm Thursday through Saturday. 7:00 pm Friday and Saturday by Reservation ONLY. Visit our --spirited--canal town through storytelling of long ago personalities about significant events and curiosities. Hear about Roscoe's firebug, the tragedy at the hotel, and the horrible tale of the blood stained bible. Sense the fear of the cholera epidemic and experience......

Cost: $4.95-$13.95 per person

Contact: Historic Roscoe Village, Phone: 740-622-7644

Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

Oct 20 (Fri)
Oct 21 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

8:00 am, Friday, October 20th to 9:00 pm, Saturday October 21st The Nelsonville Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the 21st Annual Ohio Smoked Meat and Barbecue Festival on the historic Nelsonville Public Square. The Ohio and Smoked Meat and Barbecue Festival originated in 1996 as the first official state of Ohio championship for smoked meat and......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Chamber of Commerce, Phone: 740-753-4346

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Oct 20 (Fri)
Oct 21 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Dark till last ticket sold 11:00 pm. Every Friday and Saturday in October. Enter at your own risk and please do not come alone. $20 Fright Pass - Good for unlimited trips through the trail, laser tag, escape room and discounts at the snack bar. $15. - Escape Room. The Smith and Co Circus train has broken down outside of Chillicothe and you find yourself......

Cost: $5-$20 per ticket event

Contact: Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre, Phone: 866-775-0700

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

Oct 20 (Fri)
Oct 21 (Sat)
Oct 22 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Here at The Ranch we like to give each and every guest the opportunity to see what Ranch life is all about. Friday - Cattle round-Up, doctoring and Banding. Ranch (Breakaway) Roping to follow Saturday - Sorting-Cow Working Clinic $45, Open Arena Sorting Competition (Open $15, ProAm $10, Novice $10), Potluck Cowboy Dinner, Campfire, Music and Dancing. Sunday - Fun Day Ranch Rodeo.

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

Oct 20 (Fri)
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

6:00 - 9:00 pm Live Music Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of TJ George (Pop/R&B/Folk/Blues). Bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Order wine by the glass, bottle, or just by the taste.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 20 (Fri)
Oct 21 (Sat)
Oct 22 (Sun)

10:00 am - 6:00 pm Friday and Saturday. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday. They are host to a wide variety of artisans, crafters and food vendors, this late October festival celebrates the sights, sounds and scents of autumn. Smell the fresh apple butter simmering over an open fire as you stroll through the street to the tunes of bluegrass and music from days gone-by.......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Historic Roscoe Village, Phone: 740-622-7644

Oct 21 (Sat)

8:00 pm show. Gavin DeGraw is a multi-platinum selling singer, performer and songwriter. He first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over 1 million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: -I Don’t Want To Be,- -Follow Through,- and the title-track, -Chariot.- Gavins self-titled second......

Cost: $12-20 per person

Contact: Ohio University Performing Arts Series, Phone: 740-753-1924

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
Oct 21 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented

10:00 am - 2:00 pm on 1st and 3rd Saturdays May through October at the corner of Broad and Main Streets Lancaster Handmade Market is an outside venue that supports locally made art. Only items handcrafted in Ohio by the artisan are accepted, such as but not limited to: sculpture, painting, high quality crafts, photojournalism, original music, dance, writing,......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lancaster Handmade Market, Phone: 740-569-4563

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented

Oct 21 (Sat)
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

12:00 - 5:00 pm An up close look at a 12'x20' HO scale model railroad built in sections by Railroad Model and Historical Society of Southern Ohio members. 49 W Washington Street, just off the Public Square in Nelsonville.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Chamber of Commerce, Phone: 740-753-4346

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

Oct 21 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

6:00 - 9:00 pm Live Music 5:00 - 8:00 pm Food Truck Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Dr. Dan (Covers). Food Truck is Maya Mobile. Order wine by the glass, bottle, or just by the taste.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 21 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Join us and learn about the amazing nocturnal world of bats. We will explore the incredible bats that are native to Ohio and see how they live in a world so different from our own. children will get to make their own paper bats to take home that they can fly like paper airplanes. Space is limited to 20 seats per session

Cost: Free Event/pre-register

Contact: Wayne National Forest, Phone: 740-753-0542

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 19 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Oct 21 (Sat)
Oct 22 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

1:00 - 3:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays from May through October Recently restored to working order, Fairfield County Historical Parks Volunteers demonstrate grinding methods of the mill and answer questions about the milling process. Tour this stunning 1824 grist mill that stands 90 feet above the gorge of Hocking River Falls. In the early 1800s, Rock Mill was......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 740-681-7249

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

Oct 21 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

4:30 pm Happy Hour 5:30 pm Dinner 7:00 pm Movie Happy Hour with a cash bar with local craft beers and wine served with appetizers and musical entertainment. Dinner made with organic and sustain-ably raised ingredients sourced from local farms. An outdoor showing of an award-winning food documentary.

Cost: $50 per person

Contact: Pastured Providence Farmstead, Phone: 740-851-3883

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 19 miles
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 23 (Mon)

4:30-5:30 pm. Yoga Instructor Elle Delmatto. Class is open to all. No pre-registration is necessary.

Cost: $6 per person

Contact: Bowen House, Phone: 740-385-0344

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
Oct 25 (Wed)
Oct 26 (Thu)
Oct 27 (Fri)
Oct 28 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. Thursday Evenings - May/September. 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......

Cost: Free event

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

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

Oct 25 (Wed)
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

9:30am - 5:30pm. Every Wednesday our classroom is open all day for anyone who wants to come and sew. Bring a project, even one you are having struggles with and one of our folks will be happy to help you. It is a fun day to come and be with other quilters. Lunch is on your own.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Quilt Company, Phone: 740-753-3343

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 26 (Thu)
Oct 27 (Fri)
Oct 28 (Sat)
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

1:00 pm Thursday through Saturday. Visit our --spirited--canal town through storytelling of long ago personalities about significant events and curiosities. Hear about Roscoe's firebug, the tragedy at the hotel, and the horrible tale of the blood stained bible. Sense the fear of the cholera epidemic and experience the danger and humor of being a post boy. Join us in this tour... if you DARE...

Cost: $4.95-$13.95 per person

Contact: Historic Roscoe Village, Phone: 740-622-7644

Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

Oct 27 (Fri)
Oct 28 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Dark till last ticket sold 11:00 pm. Every Friday and Saturday in October. Enter at your own risk and please do not come alone. $20 Fright Pass - Good for unlimited trips through the trail, laser tag, escape room and discounts at the snack bar. $15. - Escape Room. The Smith and Co Circus train has broken down outside of Chillicothe and you find yourself......

Cost: $5-$20 per ticket event

Contact: Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre, Phone: 866-775-0700

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

Oct 27 (Fri)
Oct 28 (Sat)
Oct 29 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Join with the Haunted Hocking HHIT team as they search for the unexplained at Ash Cave or try your hand at Pumpkin decorating. Registered campers and cabin guests can enjoy a hayride, a family fun spooky movie, site judging, and trick or treat at Old Mans Cave campground. Regular camping cabin fees apply. Ever heard the ghostly woman's cry by Rose Lake......

Cost: camping/cabin fees, free event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6842

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 2 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Oct 27 (Fri)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

9:00 am - 3:30 pm. A Day in The Woods Series. Location: Natural Resource Building, 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, OH Lunch and Handouts provided. Practice chainsaw safety, directional tree felling, limbing, and bucking. Determine the scale (board feet) and grade (quality) of trees and logs. Observe lumber production with a portable sawmill.

Cost: $10/person/Register by10/23/17

Contact: Vinton Furnace State Forest, Phone: 740-596-5212

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 17 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Oct 27 (Fri)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

6:00 - 9:00 pm. An old fashioned Halloween party featuring bobbing-for-apples, face-painting, mask-making, tarot-card-readings, cemetery walk with ghost stories and a costume contest with Prize MONEY. Including Art vendors and food outside in the Public Square. Majestic Galleries. Nelsonville Quilt Company. Nelsonville Emporium. Starbrick Cooperative Gallery.......

Cost: Free Events

Contact: Nelsonville Chamber of Commerce, Phone: 740-753-4346

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

Oct 27 (Fri)
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

6:00 - 9:00 pm Live Music Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of Rick Barr (Rock/Country/Blues). You can bring your own appetizers or food, call for a pizza delivery or just enjoy the music. Order wine by the glass, bottle, or just by the taste.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 27 (Fri)
thru
Nov 19 (Fri)

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Friday - Opening Night during Nelsonville Final Friday. Normal Hours are: 10 am - 5 pm Monday-Saturday, 12-5 pm Sunday. Celebrate 16 wonderful years with the artists of Starbrick, who will interpret the Victorian era known for its indulgence in a grand excess of ornament and eclectic revival of historic styles mixed with the introduction......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Starbrick Cooperative Gallery, Phone: 740-753-1011

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
Oct 27 (Fri)
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

5:00 - 9:00 pm An up close look at a 12'x20' HO scale model railroad built in sections by Railroad Model and Historical Society of Southern Ohio members. 49 W Washington Street, just off the Public Square in Nelsonville.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Chamber of Commerce, Phone: 740-753-4346

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

Oct 28 (Sat)
Oct 29 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

1:00 - 3:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays from May through October Recently restored to working order, Fairfield County Historical Parks Volunteers demonstrate grinding methods of the mill and answer questions about the milling process. Tour this stunning 1824 grist mill that stands 90 feet above the gorge of Hocking River Falls. In the early 1800s, Rock Mill was......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 740-681-7249

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

Oct 28 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

6:00 - 9:00 pm Live Music 5:00 - 8:00 pm Food Truck Join the Hocking Hills Winery for an evening of live music, wine and relaxing with the sounds of the Van Dyke Trio (Classic rock, 50s-80s). Food Truck is Starbrick BBQ. Order wine by the glass, bottle, or just by the taste.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Oct 28 (Sat)
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

12:00 - 5:00 pm An up close look at a 12'x20' HO scale model railroad built in sections by Railroad Model and Historical Society of Southern Ohio members. 49 W Washington Street, just off the Public Square in Nelsonville.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Chamber of Commerce, Phone: 740-753-4346

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

Oct 28 (Sat)

8:00 pm Central Ohio Country-Rock band formed in 1972 perform music from 5 decades with three original members.

Cost: $20-25.00 per person

Contact: Twin City Opera House, Phone: 740-525-9218

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 39 miles
Oct 29 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

1:00 - 2:30 pm Natures annual color will be on display as we walk through the autumn woodlands and explore the changing landscape. We will get a final look at some of the last wildflowers of the season and discuss how some plants and animals prepare for winter. Guided walk begins at 1:00 PM and lasts approximately 90 minutes, there are frequent stops. Please......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Wahkeena Nature Preserve, Phone: 800-297-1883

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Oct 30 (Mon)

4:30-5:30 pm. Yoga Instructor Elle Delmatto. Class is open to all. No pre-registration is necessary.

Cost: $6 per person

Contact: Bowen House, Phone: 740-385-0344

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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