Winding Road Calendar: Fall 2019

SEPTEMBER 2019

SEPTEMBER 13-15
OHIO PAW PAW FEST

Everything paw paw including lessons on growing and cooking, art, music, local foods and beer, and sustainability workshops. Lake Snowden, Albany.
https://ohiopawpawfest.com

SEPTEMBER 14
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

The Castle in Marietta opens its doors after dark where characters from Washington County’s historic past will share their stories.
mariettacastle.org

SEPT 14, 27th & OCT 12
LORENA STERNWHEELER DINNER CRUISE

Take a dinner trip on the historic sternwheeler deprting Zanes Landing in Zanesville. Reservations 48 hours in advance. $35 (Children 15).
Call 800.743.2303

SEPT. 21, OCT. 20, NOV. 16
TOUR BLUE ROCK STATION

Tour the first Earthship built east of the Mississippi, part of a living laboratory to test and demonstrate sustainable living concepts. Straw bale buildings, a Tiny House, a plastic bottle greenhouse and rammed-tire foundation barns. $10 https://www.bluerockstation.com

SEPTEMBER 23
BRUCE COCKBURN AT STUART’S

Legendary Canadian songwriter and recording artist Bruce Cockburn graes the stage of Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville. Tickets at stuartsoperahouse.org

SEPTEMBER 28
WHOLE FARM WORKSHOP @ WOODLAND RIDGE

Woodland Ridge Farm & Learning Center and Rural Action share how Whole Farm Planning can tie together traditional farming with new agribusiness ventures at this day-long workshop. Topics will include sustainable energy, pork production, ginseng, and Airbnb. $25. levi@ruralaction.org; 740-541-1906.

SEPTEMBER 28
HOCKING HILLS ARTISTS & CRAFTMEN FALL SHOW

Celebrate local staying power and artisans at this 47th annual event at Hocking Hills Elementary near Old Man’s Cave (Rt. 664). explorehockinghills.com

SEPTEMBER 29
Y-CITY BARBERSHOP CHORUS CONCERT

All aboard the Y-City Express is the theme for this popular concert at Secrist Auditorium in Zanesville. 3PM. Tickets in advance at Secrist, Tom’s Ice Cream Bowl & at door.

OCTOBER 2019

OCTOBER 4-5
LOCKING UP THE ELK HISTORIC RIVER TOUR

Board the Valley Gem at Marietta for a trip up the Muskingum River through the nation’s only wooden lock system with an overnight stay at the Stockport Mill. http://www.visitmorgancountyohio.com

OCTOBER 5
RUN FOR THE BLUE BLAZES TRAIL RUN

Head into the Wayne Forest from trail town Shawnee for Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K or 5K runs. buckeyetrail.org/run4blue.php

OCTOBER 5
FOREST LISTENING ROOM

Sound artist Brian Harnetty will lead a morning of meditative hiking and listening in the Wayne National Forest. $20, lunch included.
Register here.

OCTOBER 5
NATIONAL ROAD/ZANE GREY FALL FEST

Special hands-on activities and $1 Admission are featured during this open house day at this well-stocked museum near Zanesville.
https://www.visitzanesville.com

OCTOBER 7-13
CLAY WEEK: COMMUNITY CLAY CREATON

Celebrate National Clay Week by seeing and making clay creations at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens. Daily during regular hours, Monday through Sunday. dairybarn.org

OCTOBER 10
TASTE OF SOUTHEASTERN OHIO

Support Habitat for Humanity while enjoying locally sourced and prepared foods at the Habitat Headquarters near Millfield. 5:30-8:30.

OCTOBER 12
OHIO UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING

This iconic event at this iconic university is a SEOhio tradition beginning with the Marching 110 led Homecoming Parade at 9 & game at 2. ohio.edu/homecoming

OCTOBER 12
LITTLE CITIES OF BLACK DIAMONDS DAY

25th Annual LCBD celebration celebrates the sharing of the history of the mining towns of the Hocking Valley Program, music, children’s activites, food trucks. Event merges with Shawnee Second Saturday into the evening.
littlecitiesofblackdiamonds.blog

OCTOBER 12
MIDNIGHT AT MOONVILLE

Legendary ghosts are always on people’s minds in the abandoned Moonville Tunnel. Enjoy the ambience after dark at this Halloween themed festival featuring dramatic readings, wagon rides, history, crafts, music, roaming spooks and paranormal investigation. https://vintoncountytravel.com

OCTOBER 11-13, 18-20
THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE

Zane Trace Players perfrom this new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia. Renner Theater, Renner Theatre, 148 N 7th St, Zanesville. https://www.therenner.org

OCTOBER 19
MORGAN COUNTY HERITAGE DAY

This event provides a cornucopia of culture, history and food on the Square in the county seat of McConnelsville. Noon-5. Free.
Facebook: Morgan County Heritge Day

OCTOBER 19
BEFORE, DURING & AFTER THE BOOM

Take a guided tour through the Hocking Valley coal region in with historian Rob Dishon with an emphasis on early settlements before, and current day developments after the coal boom era. Tour starts in Shawnee.
Register: robdishon@gmail.com or (917) 453-7203.

OCTOBER 19
LAKE HOPE FALL HIKE

Stunning scenery and a scenic lodge and cabins to host you. 10-2.
http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/lakehope

OCTOBER 19-20; 26-27
MT. PERRY RAILROAD PUMPKIN TRAIN

Take a thematic fall ride on the Pumpkin Train hosted by train restorationists saving the Z & W rail line in northern Perry County.
http://zwsr.org

OCTOBER 29-30
APPALACHIAN GREEN TEACHERS

This annual gathering brings teachers and nature lovers from throughout Ohio to Burr Oak Lodge to learn with Rural Action’s Environmental Educa- tion program. Register at www.ruralaction.org

NOVEMBER 2019

NOVEMBER 2
RELIVE & REVIVE RENDVILLE

Embrace rural African American history and preservation as the story of the interracial experiment known as Rendville is explored, past and present. rendvillehistory.org

NOVEMBER 2
HISTORY BEHIND THE MYSTERY TOUR

A tour to get the facts behind haunted SE Ohio. Athens. Register here.

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