Winding Road Stories: Sunflower Bakery

In a continuing series telling our stories along Ohio’s Winding Road, today we visit the Sunflower Bakery in Nelsonville, eat some “Fudgedoodle” cookies, and chat with owner Liz Florentino.

Tour de Forest Benefit Bicycle Ride

Saturday, May 4, 2019 • Nelsonville Ride for History’s Sake! The 14th Annual Little Cities Tour de Forest takes riders on journeys through the the forested hills of the Little Cities of Black Diamonds microregion beginning and ending at the Hocking College Recreation Center in Nelsonville on Saturday morning, May 4th. Set your course distance…

“Our Town Morgan County” Premieres March 24th

Come to the newly renovated Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville to see the premiere of “Our Town Morgan County” on Sunday, March 24th, at 3:00 PM. The event is free, and you can experience the landscapes, buildings, and people of Morgan County in person. We hope to see you there!

Seed Funds Available for Experience Products

Applications due by MARCH 1! The Winding Road Network has $2,000 in Seed Funds for Experience Products available to disburse to producers of authentic experiences in Southeastern Ohio (Athens, Fairfield, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Muskingum, Perry, Vinton, Washington). Funds are for the development and/or marketing of experience products authentic to the regions natural, historic cultural, arts,…

Meet Ups in Shawnee for Experience Entrepreneurs, Producers, and Interpretive Guides

Experience Entrepreneurs: Creating & Sustaining Authentic Products for the Experience Economy in Southeastern Ohio When: Experience Entrepreneurs and Producers: November 17, from 10:00am to 1:00pm Interpretive Guides: December 8, from 10:00am to 1:00pm Where: Tecumseh Commons; 116 West Main Street, Shawnee, Ohio, 43782 REGISTER HERE: Experience Entrepreneurs and Producers Interpretive Guides Looking to start a business…

8th Annual Appalachia Heritage Luncheon set for December 18th

The 8th Annual Appalachia Heritage Luncheon will take place on December 18th, 2018 at the Ohio Statehouse. This event is presented by Heritage Ohio and Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area, and will celebrate the “inspiring practices” of people living and working in Appalachian Ohio. Tickets are now available for the event here. Come early (at 10:30…

2018 Ohio Pawpaw Festival

The 20th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival is this weekend (September 14-16). The Winding Road and Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area will have a tent at the festival, which takes place at scenic Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio. Come say hello! At the festival, there will be pawpaw music, food, contests, art, history, education, sustainable living workshops, activities for the kids,…

Shawnee 2nd Saturday June 9 Featuring Apple & The Moon

Visit historic Shawnee on Saturday, June 9 for free music from Apple & The Moon, local beverages, Mt. Airy Beef Food Truck, and many local vendors who will line historic Main Street and fill the restored Tecumseh Theater with local crafts, art  and other local goods. Apple & The Moon will go on at 7:00…

Sign Up for Interpretive Guide Training Today!

Registration is open for the next course in interpretive guiding, put on by the National Association for Interpretation and Ohio University. The course will be held August 23 – 26 at Wilson Hall on Ohio University’s main campus in Athens. This four-day, 32-hour course gives its students the background, skills and strategies to create memorable…

Woven and Shaped: Mother’s Day Open House in Roseville

Visit the studios of artistic power couple Maddy Fraioli and Howard Peller during Mother’s Day weekend for a Mother’s Day Open House between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Fraioli and Peller create high-quality baskets and pottery with traditional artistic style that you can pick up in one of Southeast Ohio’s most stories clay producing regions….