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Shoot the Hills Photography Competition
All photographers are invited to join Ohios largest photo contest, Shoot the Hills. Held annually in the Hocking Hills region, the contest primarily promotes nature photography. Cash and prizes will be awarded to winners at the conclusion of the 3-day photography event.Free photography tips, techniques & recommendations. New contest categories, registration and more information about this year's location at Camp Oty'Okwa can be found on the event website.
Washboard Music Festival
The Washboard Music Festival is Ohio's most unique music festival. Bring the whole family and spend Father's Day weekend in the beautiful Hocking Hills exploring our magnificent natural wonders and enjoying the great entertainment of The Washboard Music Festival.
Stroll through gardens of daylilies, hostas, perennials, annuals and sculptures. More than 60 artists and crafts people sell their work, many demonstrating their techniques. Features include special speakers and workshops, as well as music, a native butterfly house and the Lost Viking Hoard. Admission is free.
Pre-festival events are being held July 5 to 8 - see the website for more details as available.No pets, please. Wear walking shoes. Children, strollers welcome. Food available for purchase. Plants available for purchase. Held rain or shine; no indoor shelter. Portable toilets / hand-washing stations available.
Parade of the Hills - Nelsonville, OH
This is an annual celebration of community pride and Appalachian spirit. Live nightly entertainment The original State of Ohio Old-Time Fiddlers Championship sponsored by Stuart's Opera House on Friday 5k races for adults & children on Saturday An assortment of dining options, children's entertainment and games, carnival rides and more.
Cost: Festival free Time: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Weds. & Thurs. - 11 a.m. to Midnight Fri. - 9 a.m. to Midnight Sat
Ohio Pawpaw Festival
Come join us in scenic Lake Snowden for our 17th Annual Pawpaw Festival - the biggest and best in the world! Join pawpaw fanatics from around the country at the peak of the season for a couple of days filled with everything pawpaw. Check out our website for more information
Hocking County Fair
Enjoy entertainment and fun for the whole family. Packed with new and favorite events for the 2015 season -- truck & tractor pulls, gospel music, animal shows, entertainment by Buffo the Clown, demolition derbies, moto-cross and Tough Track competition. Weekly gate passes available. Free parking. Complete schedule on website.
Hocking Hills Indian Run
5K, 10K, 20K, 40K and 60K races beginning at the Hocking Hills State Park Dining Lodge, with the trail winding through vast wooded areas of the State Park and Hocking State Forest, crossing streams, deep gorges, shimmering waterfalls, lush forests and country roads, leading uphill and down.
Organized by: Hocking Hills Tourism Association
Grandma Gatewood's Fall Colors Hike
Time: 1 p.m. to approx. 4 or 5 p.m.
Old Man's Cave Visitor Center
St. Rt. 664 S
Logan, OH 43138
Bring along a cool drink and celebrate the season's colors. Meet with the naturalist at the Old Man's 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 cultural personality. This hike does include several hills and steps and is not recommended for the easily winded individual. (Approx. 3 to 4 hours.)
Organized by: Hocking Hills State Park