2019 Ohio Paw Paw Festival September 13-15

FESTIVAL FEATURES OHIO’S NATIVE FRUIT The region’s most unique festival is full of learning experiences consistent with the Winding Road’s goal of sharing and stewarding the region’s story and assets. Ohio’s official native fruit, the paw paw, is the poor man’s bananna. Found wild this time of year in paw paw trees along the edge…

Winding Road Field Guide: Destination Days

Going to town isn’t what it used to be in our modern society. And we know that cherished routines and regular hangouts are a part of good living. In response, local “creative partners” around the region are organizing street fairs, farmers markets, and cultural programs on a regular day of the week or month so…

Winding Road Field Guide: Spirits

We’re serious about getting back to our roots as producers of alcoholic spirits in southeastern Ohio. Nowhere is that more prevalent than at the Black Dia- mond Distillery operated by Hocking College in the southern Perry County com- munity of New Straitsville, which is known as the Moonshine Capital of the World! Students who enroll…

MT. PERRY SCENIC RAILROAD

EVENT: ALL SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS IN SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER (ON THE HOUR FROM NOON-4PM, PLUS OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS*) RIDE A SCENIC & HISTORIC RAIL LINEThe Mt. Perry Scenic Train, which is also known as the Zanesville & Western Railroad, provides a destination in northern Perry County offering train excursions along Jonathan Creek on a historic…

BEFORE, DURING, & AFTER THE BOOM

EVENT: OCTOBER 19 (9:30 AM-3PM) OFF THE BEATEN PATH COMMUNITIES Local historian Rob Dishon leads this unique view of the coal mining region of southern Perry County featuring life before and after the Hocking Valley Coal Boom era which ran from 1870-1930. Participants will learn of the earliest European settlers in the section and the…

THE FOREST LISTENING ROOM

EVENT: OCTOBER 5 (9:30AM-12PM) CONTEMPLATING THE SOUNDS OF NATURETake a guided sound walk – Hear recorded stories of past and present residents – Listen to music and sound in nature – Share and record your own forest stories Do you like the sounds and stories of the forest? Flowing water, bird calls, wind, plantlife, and…

RENDVILLE RELIVE & REVIVE!

EVENT: NOVEMBER 2 (10:00 AM-2:00 PM) AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORYThis popular event premiered in June 2019 and returns for an encore this fall! Take a deep dive into Rendville history at several locations in this important mining town where African Americans and European immigrants lived side by side creating a fascinating outcome. Hosts will share the…

HISTORY BEHIND THE MYSTERY II

EVENT: NOVEMBER 2 (9AM-4PM) HISTORY EMERGES FROM THE SHADOWSThis popular tour premiered in Jun3 2019 and returns for an encore this fall! On lists and locations of haunted and supernatural regions, southeastern Ohio seems to frequent- ly rise to the top. From the Moonville Tunnel, the eerie structures at the Ridges, and the “spooky” graveyards,…

RUN THROUGH THE FOREST: BLUE BLAZES & BOBCATS

EVENTS: OCTOBER 5 AND NOVEMBER 9 RUN FOR THE BLUE BLAZES (OCTOBER 5)The 5th Annual Run for Blue Blaze takes runners on the Buckeye Trail from historic Main Street Shawnee through the Wayne National Forest with marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K options. Course is mostly on single track trail, with challenging and hilly conditions….

Winding Road Stories: Zanesville First Friday Art Walk

The Arts District in downtown Zanesville sits in a notch of land next to the Muskingum River. The district consists of distinct architecture, the well-known “Y-Bridge” over the river, and numerous artists working to revitalize the area. I arrive on a pleasant evening in June for the “First Friday Art Walk,” where local artists open…

Zanesville Y-Bridge Arts Festival – August 2-3

Y-Bridge Arts Festival  is a free festival featuring artists, live entertainment, and children’s activities in downtown Zanesville. The Artist Colony of Zanesville (ArtCoz) would like to welcome you to Zane Landing Park, in historic downtown Zanesville, for the 11th Annual Y-Bridge Arts Festival August 2 and 3, 2019. The Y-Bridge Arts Festival is widely recognized…

Cruise and Brews Tour at Burr Oak Lake July 12-20

Celebrate Ohio Brew Week with a lake cruise — July 12-20 Burr Oak Getaways has partnered with Burr Oak Lodge & Conference Center to bring you a fun and peaceful afternoon at Burr Oak State Park. Climb aboard, sit back and relax as we take you for a scenic ride around Athens’ northernmost beauty, Burr…