The Ultimate Guide For The Best #UrbanAirLogan Weekend Ever

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If you're a fan of outdoor festivals, friendly people, gorgeous weather, the best local food and drinks, and stellar live music ... all with airstreamers from across the county, then you'll be a fan of Urban Air Appalachian Adventure in Hocking Hills' Historic Downtown Logan. 

By now, this weekend's festival is hopefully on your calendar. If not, that's ok, we've created the ultimate guide to help visitors have the best possible weekend ever at #UrbanAirLogan! 

(Via UrbanAir) 

UrbanAir "Wake Up Downtown" is camping for a cause.  Combining the history of Airstream Travel Trailers and its reputation since the 1930s, UrbanAir events build on the notoriety and drives it to small-town America and their revitalizing downtowns. Campers line Main Street with their airstreams and host events that interest visitors, as well as locals, for the benefit of the downtown. 

Via our earlier blog post describing the event: This year, The Urban Air Appalachian Adventure will "wake up downtown" Logan from April 26 to April 29.  With Main St. closed to vehicle traffic for the entire weekend, the town center will transform into a pedestrian mall lined with a community of Airstreams along the curb for six blocks. 

(Via Ben Montgomery) 

 

Throughout the weekend, folks will be treated to live music, art demos, authentic local food trucks, campfires, and a beverage tent with local brews, wines and moonshine. A special showing of "Trail Magic: Grandma Gatewood’s Walk" and a book signing of "Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail" featuring author Ben Montgomery will surely be something folks won't want to miss. 

In an effort to give back to the community, Airstreamers will decorate their abodes on Saturday to coincide with the festival's Appalachian theme. Armed with canned goods, visitors will have the chance to leave a canned food next to the Airstream that impresses them most. All collections will be donated to a local food pantry. 

(Via Ben Montgomery) 

The shared appreciation for local events, the outdoors and Grandma Gatewood (the first woman known to hike the Appalachian Trail alone in one season, at the age of 67), may be why the Airstream affair just so happens to take place the same weekend as the eighth annual Buckeye TrailFest in Hocking Hills (as a portion of the trail goes through the region). Celebrating the trail and a passion for hiking with day and night hikes, workshops and more, the festival will have special accommodations to shuttle fest-goers to Downtown Logan on Saturday so not to miss out on the movie, book signing, Airstreamers, and refreshments! 

Registration for Urban Air (to feature your Airstream along Main St. and participate in specific AirStream happenings). However,  there are nearby options for folks hoping to come down for the weekend and join in on the fun. Day-trippers and quick visits are also welcome (as its free to visit)! 

For more information, visit our event page and view the Event Program (including the event map and directions). 

(Via UrbanAir) 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

*Local food trucks will be parked behind the event tent near the park throughout the weekend. 

THURSDAY

The Washboard Factory will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for self-guided tours. ABOUT THE FACTORY 

- 7 a.m. Shower & bathroom building open

– Fairgrounds  9 a.m. Parking begins // Fairgrounds Staging Area

- 2–5 p.m. Registration in office, // Artista

- 3 p.m. Adult Beverage Oasis opens // Event Tent

- 5:30 p.m. Crock Pot-Luck Dinner and Opening Remarks // Artista Please bring your own table service and something to pass

- 8 p.m. Live Entertainment: Micah Kesselring  // Gazebo 

FRIDAY

The Washboard Factory will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for self-guided tours.

- 8 a.m. First Shower Shuttle departs Market & Main // Fairgrounds Shuttles will run continuously for 2 hours 10 a.m. (Registration in Office, Artista)

–  11 a.m. Guided tour of Washboard Factory 

- Noon Free Shuttle to Old Man’s Cave departs every 30 minutes from Columbus Washboard Company until 4 p.m. 

- 3 p.m. Adult Beverage Oasis Opens // Event Tent: Beverage tent includes Moonshine from Hocking Hills Moonshine ($5), Wine from Hocking Hills Winery ($5) and Beer from Brewery 33 ($4) 

- 3 p.m. Free movie: “Trail Magic” // Artista  WATCH THE TRAILER

- 4 p.m. Presentation about Grandma Gatewood and the biography "Grandma Gatewood's Walk" by author Ben Montgomery // Artista  ABOUT GRANDMA GATEWOOD

– 4:30 p.m. Spaghetti Dinner & Pie Auction // Scenic Hills Center

- 5 p.m. Book signing with Ben Montgomery //Artista (Books available for purchase) 

-  5:30 p.m. Happy Hour Announcements & Prizes  // Event Tent

- 7:30 p.m. Free movie: “Trail Magic” // Artista 

– 8 p.m. Live Entertainment: 3 Chords & a Beer  // Gazebo ABOUT 3 CHORDS & a BEER:

(via UrbanAir) 

SATURDAY

The Washboard Factory will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for self-guided tours.

- 8 a.m. First Shower Shuttle departs Market & Main // Fairgrounds Shuttles will run continuously for 2 hours

- 10 a.m. Airstream Experts Seminar // Arista (Expert Advice from factory representatives w/ Q&A)

- 11 a.m. “Meet the Artist” Poster Signing with Chris VanWyck, our National award-winning artist and fellow camper will sign your silk-screen print.

- Noon, Free Shuttle to Old Man’s Cave departs every 30 minutes from Columbus Washboard Company until 4:30 p.m. 

- Noon– 4 p.m. Pimp Your Blimp™ for Charity // Main Street: Decorate your Airstream in the APPALACHIAN TRAILer theme. Vote for yourself or others with items for the food bank. Judging between 3-4 p.m. Results announced at Happy Hour. 

Noon - 5 p.m. Urban Airplay: Music by your new neighbors // Gazebo

- 2 p.m. Guided tour of Washboard Factory with live music preceding Tour

- 3 p.m. Adult Beverage Oasis opens // Event Tent 

- 5 p.m. Happy Hour and Judging results for Pimp Your Blimp // Gazebo

- 8–10 p.m. Live Entertainment: Trip Dog // Gazebo

(via UrbanAir) 

 

SUNDAY

- 10–11 a.m. Farewell Coffee // Artista (Recycle name badges)

- 11 a.m. Airstreamers Departure Begins

FYI: A drone will be flying overhead at times to gather video footage, there is no reason to be alarmed. Alcoholic beverages will only be sold to folks 21 and older. Beverages can be taken out of the tent and along the streets but not on the sidewalks. 

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