Weekend Things to Do in the Hocking Hills - August 31 - September 1

Weekend Things to Do in the Hocking Hills - August 31 - September 1

It's another weekend full of fun things to do in the Hocking Hills!

Whether you want to get outside to explore or check all of the fun things you can do indoors here, there is a lot going on. Here's what you should plan on doing this weekend:

Enjoy Great Food

It's a perfect weekend for barbecuing. But why do it yourself when you can go to a festival? Stop by the Backyard BBQ Concert & Vendor Fair for great eats and live music. Or get all of the corn you can eat (along with some good, old fashioned family fun) at the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival

Float Along

Enjoy a relaxing long weekend with the Flaming Torchlight Tour on the Hocking. There will be paddling, live music and yes, there will definitely be some s'mores. 

Go Back in Time

Did you know the Hocking County Historical Society & Hocking County Genealogical Society have six buildings that you can explore for free? From trying your hand at Morse Code to sitting in a 1900s school desk, there many ways to enjoy the past here. 

Feed Hummingbirds

Did you know you can actually get up close to feed hummingbirds? Go to Hungry Hummers at Lake Hope State Park for your chance. All you have to do is be very still and very quiet, and you just might make a friend with a hummingbird. 

See Outdoor Theater

There is nothing quite like seeing the epic story of Tecumseh live. Sit under the stars as the story unfolds in front of you, complete with horses and stunning live battle sequences. It makes for a night that you will never forget. 

Raise a Beer

Food trucks, beers and live music?! Does it get any better than that? It does when you can bring your favorite gear to show off to people that will appreciate it. Make sure to stop at Beers, Gears & Cheers

Learn from a Naturalist

You have three opportunities to learn from a naturalist this weekend. Explore the local history at Rock House, meet the wildlife of the Hocking Hills or learn about reptiles

Make a Stop at the Farmers' Market

Get started eating local with a stop at the Athens Farmers' Market or the Lancaster Farmers' Market. And even better, you'll get the chance to shake the hand of the person that made your food. 

See the Work of Artists

Want to see some local art? You can see the work of quilters at The Dairy Barn Arts Center. These were deemed the 84 best contemporary quilts in the world, so it's something not to be missed. Celebrate the last weekend of the quilts with Quilt Fest! A Celebration of Everything Fiber. And be sure to check out  Casey's Rock n Roll Dustbin Exhibit. Or get to the Bowen House for Summer Art in the Hills

Hear Live Music

Enjoy the music of the Hocking Hills. Make a stop at Brewery 33,  Hocking Hills Winery or RockSide Winery & Vineyards to hear great local music while also drinking local. Or cheer on our local kids with the Artista Rock School Showcase

See the Stars

There's nothing quite like a beautiful starry night. And that starry night looks even better at the John Glenn Astronomy Park. Bring your whole family to marvel at the beauty of the night sky. 

Still looking for something to do? Be sure to check out some of our favorite things to do in the Hocking Hills, as well as our events calendar