Weekend Things to Do in the Hocking Hills - July 20-21
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:
Have Festival Fun
Did you know Ohio's largest music and arts festival takes place in Lancaster? The Lancaster Festival is taking over the historic downtown with 75 events this weekend. You'll find a little something for everyone at this nationally recognized festival.
Go for a Hike
If you want to explore trails with an expert, this is a great weekend to do that. The Wonders of Old Man's Cave will teach you about the history as well as the many rock formations that make up the area. Conkle's Creep will show you why Conkle's Hollow is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills. Or if you want to make a new friend, go on a guided buttery hike.
Learn to Cook
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make Italian pasta? The Lodge at Hocking College will teach you how to make several types of pasta dough and shapes, as well as different ways to dress up the pasta.
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
It's a fun weekend to learn from a naturalist. Bring all of your questions about the Hocking Hills to the Naturalist Cabin "Open." Or play a game of Ohio State Park Trivia for a chance to win fun prizes.
Make a Stop at the Farmers' Market
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. Or check out Casey's Rock n Roll Dustbin Exhibit.
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 hear this jazz flutist wow the crowd.
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.