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Apr 28 (Sat)
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Jun 17 (Sat)
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

12:00 - 5:00 pm on Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat $5.00 Free admission on Wednesdays Members and Children under 12 are Free Modern Quilts – Designs of the New Century. Modern quilts mean different things to different people. Experience the power of modern quilts firsthand in this exhibit of innovative and inspiring quilts that represent the best modern quilts......

Cost: $5/adults except Wed

Contact: Dairy Barn, Phone: 740-592-4981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

May 3 (Thu)
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May 31 (Thu)
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Arts/Music/Film

5:00 - 8:00 pm Opening Reception for the Exhibit. 6:00 - 9:00 pm Women Speak Presentation. Reception following performance. Many people have an image of an Appalachian woman, and they look down on her. The Women of Appalachia Project encourages participation from women of diverse backgrounds, ages and experiences to come together, embrace the stereotype, show......

Cost: Donations accepted.

Contact: Pump House Center for the Arts, Phone: 740-772-5783

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

May 5 (Sat)
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May 20 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
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Arts/Music/Film

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat 12:00 - 5:00 pm Sun Adena Mansion and Gardens annual plant sale focuses on heirloom plants – varieties raised and passed on before the advent of industrial farming. Many go back at least as far as Worthingtons time. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme – treasured staples of the medieval pantry and probably Thomas Worthingtons......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Adena Mansion and Gardens, Phone: 740-772-1500

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

May 19 (Sat)
May 20 (Sun)
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Wildlife

1:00 - 3:00 pm Learn about the preservation of antique plant varieties and help plant the garden if the weather permits. Ages 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

May 19 (Sat)
May 20 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife
Historical

4:30-5:00 pm on May 19th arrival 10:00 am on May 20th campout ends Join Metro Parks for a fun Family Overnight at Slate Run Living Historical Farm. Bring your own tent and camping supplies and spend the night at the park. Enjoy old-time farm chores, 1880s games and activities: including exploring the farm, campfire cooking 1880 picnic style, night hike, parlor......

Cost: Free Event - Reg Req

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-736-7951

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife
Historical

May 19 (Sat)
thru
Aug 12 (Sat)
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Tue-Fri 1:00 - 4:00 pm Sat-Sun Randall Thropp, Curator for Creating the Illusion: Costumes and characters from the Paramount Pictures Archive The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio is located in Lancaster, just southeast of Columbus. Donations are graciously accepted.

Cost: Free Admission

Contact: Decorative Arts Center, Phone: 740-681-1423

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

May 20 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
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1:00 - 3:00 pm. Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow or perfect your skills. Meet at the Archery Range across the road from the shelter house. Equipment provided. Nature Center Hours: Saturdays, 1-4pm Sundays, 9am-12pm Special Hours: Friday May 25, 2-5pm Sunday, May 27, 1-7pm Monday May 28, 10am-4pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

May 23 (Wed)
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3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Soapmaking Workshop with Jane Hill of Harleys Soaps. Join us for one of our most popular workshops. Learn how to make cold process castile soaps. You will take home a reusable mold and one pound of soap. You will get to choose from a variety of fragrances and colors to make your soap.

Cost: $40/45 per person

Contact: Keller Market House, Phone: 740-277-6305

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

May 23 (Wed)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. 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 a dozen vendors, mostly vegetable......

Cost: Free event

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

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

May 24 (Thu)
May 25 (Fri)
May 26 (Sat)
May 27 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

600pm - 1000pm Thu, 100pm - 1000pm Fri, 1100am - 1000pm Sat, 1100am - 600pm Sun. Featuring Live Music - Croosroad Station, Six to Noon, Smoke and Mirrors, Seven Mile Bluegrass, and Ross County Idol and Junior Idol. Chillicothe, Ohios first capital city, rich in Indian history, hosts the annual Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival. Started in 1984, the festival......

Cost: Free

Contact: Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival, Phone: 740-887-2979

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

May 24 (Thu)
May 25 (Fri)
May 26 (Sat)
May 27 (Sun)
May 28 (Mon)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

600 pm on Thu/Fri and 1200 pm on Sat/Sun/Mon. Located in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, the festival features a variety of events including a working Moonshine Still Display, local history museum, flea market vendors, moonshine burgers, moonshine pie, moonshine doggies, carnival rides and games, free entertainment including Grand Ole Opry Show on......

Cost: Free Events

Contact: Moonshine Festival, Phone: 740-394-2838

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

May 24 (Thu)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

The show begins at dusk. Join us for the 70th Anniversary of -Green Grass of Wyoming- Lancaster's own movie and the 70th Anniversary of the opening of the historic Skyview Drive-In Theatre in Lancaster, Ohio. The movie Green Grass of Wyoming, that had its climax filmed in Lancaster at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds will celebrate its 70th anniversary of......

Cost: Special Open to the Public

Contact: Fairfield County Heritage Association, Phone: 740-653-5517

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

May 25 (Fri)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

6:00 - 8:00 pm. Join the naturalist for an evening of free fishing fun. Poles and bait are provided. Ages 16+ must present a valid fishing license. Meet at the Lake Hope dam. Lake Hope Nature Center Hours: Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Sundays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Special Hours: Friday, May 25, 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27, 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday May 28, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

May 25 (Fri)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

1:00 pm Ever wanted to try your hand at SUP.. Maybe you have been paddling for a while and want to learn more. Well, join the naturalist instructor who will teach participants the proper handling and control of a SUP along with the proper gear. Equipment will be provided. Pre-registration is required for this trip and you must sign up in person at the camp......

Cost: Free/Registration Required

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

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

May 25 (Fri)
Outdoor Activity
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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 Todd Martin (Classic/Rock/Blues/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

May 25 (Fri)
May 26 (Sat)
May 27 (Sun)
May 28 (Mon)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Come join us for the weekend. A detailed event list will be posted closer to this event and will also be available at the office. We have planned a cattle roundup, doctoring, banding and breakaway roping. Open sorting, cow working clinic, Poker Run (horses) and a potluck dinner. We hope you can join us at the ranch. Remember the pool is open and the water is......

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

May 25 (Fri)
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

7:00 - 10:00 pm Welcoming Dan Neeley for Live Music Friday Nights at Square 7: Never a cover. always a good time.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Square 7 , Phone: 740-653-1755

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

May 26 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

9:00 am. Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found through the park.

Cost: Free

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

May 26 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

2:00 pm. Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a closer look at Ohios winged nocturnal predators.

Cost: Free

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

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

May 26 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

10:00 am. Discover what lives in the waters between Lake Hope and Raccoon Creek. Meet at Lake Hope Dam. Prepare to get wet! Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Special Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

May 26 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

10:30 - 11:30 am Listen to a story and learn some facts about sheep, and then get a chance to see and touch them. Ages 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

May 26 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

8:00 am - 12:00 pm New Location on West Chestnut Street Between Broad and Columbus. The Lancaster Farmers Market has nearly 30 vendors throughout the season, which spans Saturdays May to October. Each week our farmers and artisans bring a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, crafts, meat, flowers, eggs, and more. The market takes place......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lancaster Handmade Market, Phone: 740-277-6305

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

May 26 (Sat)
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 Van Dyke Trio (Classic Rock/50s-80s). 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

May 26 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. 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 a dozen vendors, mostly vegetable......

Cost: Free event

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

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

May 27 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

10:00 am. You may start any time during open hours, but must be completed before 4:00 pm to qualify for a prize. Pick one up at the Nature Center. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Special Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

May 27 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Come to the Lake Hope Lodge to pick last minute gifts for Mom from local craft vendors. Enjoy a meal at the lodge before you leave. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Special Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

May 27 (Sun)
May 28 (Mon)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

1:00 - 3:00 pm both days. Build a simple wooden boat to sail on the pond. Ages 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

May 27 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

1:00 - 3:00 pm. Hand-feed hummingbirds at the nature center. We are trying this much earlier in the year than usual to see how it goes. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Special Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

May 27 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

8:00 pm. Enjoy a 3-mile hike illuminated by the light of the beautiful moon. Meet at the Shelter House. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Special Hours in May are: Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

May 27 (Sun)
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

May 27 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Departure is One Hour before dust. (7:30pm in summer months and 6:30pm in fall months.) There is always something unique happening in the Hocking Hills. Join us for a fantastic way to enjoy the pristine Hocking Hills scenery at night. Night time canoeing is a unique experience. The Hocking River is calm and peaceful before the night fall. Experience the Hocking......

Cost: $45 per canoe

Contact: Hocking Hills Adventures, Phone: 740-385-8685

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

May 28 (Mon)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

1:00 pm Celebrate the Memorial Day with an old-fashioned train ride. One round trip train is scheduled to depart on Memorial Day from the Nelsonville Depot and go to Logan, lasting approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. It is the same route to and from East Logan; the train simply reverses direction by moving the locomotive to the other end of the train. ......

Cost: $12-15/person, Military free

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

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

May 30 (Wed)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. 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 a dozen vendors, mostly vegetable......

Cost: Free event

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

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

May 31 (Thu)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Wildlife

8:00 pm. The mystery of Ash Cave is special, as far back as the last Ice Age and beyond. Join the naturalist in the parking lot area to explore Ash Cave by lantern light and learn about this special history first hand. We supply the lights you supply the imagination. No pets please at the lantern tour.

Cost: Free

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

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

May 31 (Thu)
Jun 1 (Fri)
Jun 2 (Sat)
Jun 3 (Sun)

SAVE THE DATES. The 14th annual Nelsonville Music Festival takes place at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. Presented by Stuarts Opera House, a non-profit historic theater and performing arts center in Nelsonville, NMF features over 60 musical acts in four days on multiple stages plus on-site camping, kids activities, food,......

Cost: $30-140 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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