Weekend Things to Do in the Hocking Hills - July 20-21

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. 

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

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

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. 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. 

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