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Events Calendar for the Hocking Hills


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Feb 28 (Wed)
Feb 29 (Thu)
Mar 1 (Fri)
Mar 2 (Sat)
Mar 3 (Sun)
From Struggle to Strength
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

By way of stunning photographs and stories, meet a group of Central Ohio residents who were once forced to flee their homes and become among the millions of refugees who have found hope and resilience in the face of adversity. Through the lens of award-winning photographer Tariq Tarey, discover how these individuals endured their arduous journeys to find a place......

Cost: Free - $5

Phone: 740-681-1423

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

Mar 2 (Sat)
Pottery Playshop: Fairy Houses
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Fairy Houses have endless design and decorative possibilities and can also be made into planters! This playshop uses slab and coil hand-building methods which will be demonstrated and assistance is available if needed. No experience is necessary. Feel free to bring a favorite beverage to enjoy while you play with clay! Tickets for this class can be purchased......

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Mar 2 (Sat)
Roaming Reptiles
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Explore the visitor center and meet one of the reptiles that calls the park home. Meet either our box turtle or black rat snake. Join us in the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Mar 2 (Sat)
Toadally Cool
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

If you are like us, you are hoppy about toads too! Come meet our resident toad at the Hocking Hills Lodge. 2PM - 3PM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Mar 3 (Sun)
Recycled Paper Making
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Did you know you can recycle paper at home? Come do it here at Hocking Hills! Join us at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. Please be aware that you will have to let your paper dry and come back to collect it or take it home wet. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Mar 3 (Sun)
The Game of Life
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Test your luck, spin the wheel, and see how you survive as Ohios state amphibian, the Spotted Salamander. This program will be located at the Hocking Hills State Park Lodge. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Mar 6 (Wed)
Lunasa at Stuarts Opera House
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lunasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped form the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade. March 6th at 730PM For Tickets and a Bio on Lunasa Visit: https://stuartsoperahouse.org/events/lunasa-23/

Cost: $20-$35

Phone: 740-753-1924

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Mar 6 (Wed)
Mar 7 (Thu)
Mar 8 (Fri)
Mar 9 (Sat)
Mar 10 (Sun)
From Struggle to Strength
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

By way of stunning photographs and stories, meet a group of Central Ohio residents who were once forced to flee their homes and become among the millions of refugees who have found hope and resilience in the face of adversity. Through the lens of award-winning photographer Tariq Tarey, discover how these individuals endured their arduous journeys to find a place......

Cost: Free - $5

Phone: 740-681-1423

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

Mar 7 (Thu)
Mar 8 (Fri)
Mar 9 (Sat)
Downtown Lancaster Shop Hop 2024
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Spend your weekend visiting your favorite local shops and restaurants in downtown Lancaster as they offer incredible spring specials!

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Mar 9 (Sat)
Maple Tapping Festival
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Join Lancaster Parks at Alley Park for the Maple Tapping Festival on March 9. Learn about maple tapping history, see syrup production at the sugar shack, and explore the nature center's displays and kids' crafts. Enjoy maple kettle corn, local syrup, and a $5 pancake breakfast with options to dine inside the lodge or in a heated outdoor tent. 8AM - 11AM

Cost: Free - $5

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 17 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Mar 9 (Sat)
Maple Sugaring In The Hills
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Join us at the historic cabin behind the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. Take a step back in time to see how maple sugar has been processed over the years. We will have a local producer on site selling their delicious goods. 12PM - 4PM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Mar 10 (Sun)
Maple Sugaring In The Hills
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Join us at the historic cabin behind the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. Take a step back in time to see how maple sugar has been processed over the years. We will have a local producer on site selling their delicious goods. 12PM - 4PM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Mar 13 (Wed)
Mar 14 (Thu)
Mar 15 (Fri)
Mar 16 (Sat)
Mar 17 (Sun)
From Struggle to Strength
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

By way of stunning photographs and stories, meet a group of Central Ohio residents who were once forced to flee their homes and become among the millions of refugees who have found hope and resilience in the face of adversity. Through the lens of award-winning photographer Tariq Tarey, discover how these individuals endured their arduous journeys to find a place......

Cost: Free - $5

Phone: 740-681-1423

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

Mar 15 (Fri)
Mar 16 (Sat)
Mar 17 (Sun)
St. Patricks Day Weekend at Double Edge Brewery

Celebrate St. Patricks Day at Double Edge Brewing Co.! Start Friday with the release of Doublish Irish Stout and special cocktails. Enjoy food from Titos Asian Kitchen. Saturday features brunch cocktails and food from Hogs N Hunnies, followed by Schmidts Sausage Truck for lunch and dinner. Expect green beer and surprises on Sunday. Join for a weekend of beer,......

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Mar 15 (Fri)
Make a Stein or Big Ol Coffee Mug
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Celebrate St. Paddys Day weekend by making your own stein! Bring your own beverage, too! Mud Gallery knows that a regular mug doesnt always cut it! Whatever your favorite beverage, this pottery playshop will satisfy your thirst! You will make large fancy stoneware mugs or steins that are uniquely your design. Demonstration and assistance is provided. No experience......

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Mar 16 (Sat)
Resident Raptors
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Come check out some of our resident raptors at the Hocking Hills Lodge. Learn how these critters survive in our rolling hills and forests. 2PM - 3PM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Mar 16 (Sat)
Roaming Reptiles
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Explore the visitor center and meet one of the reptiles that calls the park home. Meet either our box turtle or black rat snake. Join us in the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Mar 16 (Sat)
Spring Cards at Farmers Country Store
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Let a friend or loved one know that you care by creating this beautiful card. Lisa will lead the class and all supplies will be provided. Class cost is $20. Sign up online at FarmersCountryStore.com, stop in, or call 740-654-4853. 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Cost: $20

Phone: 740-654-4853

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Mar 17 (Sun)
Rock Painting
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Come create some painted rocks for your home or our wildflower garden at the Visitor Center. Join us at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. Wear clothing that you don't mind getting paint on. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Mar 17 (Sun)
Monthly Nature Hike
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Wildlife

Join the adventure in 2024 by hiking in Lancasters parks! Lancaster Parks & Recreation outdoor education staff will be leading monthly nature hikes in various parks. Each hike is moderate paced involving 2 plus miles on uneven terrain. Registration is not mandatory, but will allow the staff to email updates on the hikes directly to you. Free online registration......

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 17 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Wildlife

Mar 20 (Wed)
Pottery Playshop: Weave Clay Baskets
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Weave a one-of-a-kind decorative and food safe basket or bowl from stoneware clay. Demonstration of methods and assistance provided. No experience needed. Feel free to bring your favorite beverage to enjoy while playing with clay! Mud Gallery is located in the DORA district. Register for this class online at FullCirclePeace.org. Your basket will be finished......

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Mar 20 (Wed)
Mar 21 (Thu)
Mar 22 (Fri)
Mar 23 (Sat)
Mar 24 (Sun)
From Struggle to Strength
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

By way of stunning photographs and stories, meet a group of Central Ohio residents who were once forced to flee their homes and become among the millions of refugees who have found hope and resilience in the face of adversity. Through the lens of award-winning photographer Tariq Tarey, discover how these individuals endured their arduous journeys to find a place......

Cost: Free - $5

Phone: 740-681-1423

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

Mar 23 (Sat)
Candle Making at Farmers Country Store
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Create a candle with the skill and experience of Kim Reynolds from Vintage 405 Candle Co. All supplies included. The class is $35. You may sign up online at FarmersCountryStore.com, at the shop, or by calling 740-654-4853.

Cost: $35

Phone: 740-654-4853

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Mar 23 (Sat)
Bath Soaks Event
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

The First Event of 2024! Have fun creating stress relieving/healing bath soaks! Mix up colorful epsom salts and fragrant flowers. Then adhere dried flower prices to the sides of bottles/vials. Great gift or keep for yourself! Bring Your Own Food and Drink Text or Call For More Info

Cost: 4 Bottlea/Vials $20

Phone: 740-603-6268

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Mar 23 (Sat)
Life Cycles
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Frogs, butterflies, and earthworms. Oh my! Come meet the naturalist to learn about the life cycles of different organisms. Join us at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Mar 23 (Sat)
Toadally Cool
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

If you are like us, you are hoppy about toads too! Come meet our resident toad at the Hocking Hills Lodge. 2PM - 3PM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Mar 24 (Sun)
Nature Painting
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Join the naturalist to paint beautiful scenery or cool critters you can find in the area. This is not a guided class but an opportunity to express yourself artistically with materials and inspiration provided. Join us at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. Materials are provided but remember this is not a guided class. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Mar 24 (Sun)
Slithering Snakes
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Answer all of your serpent questions and meet our resident black snake! Join us at the Hocking Hills State Park Lodge. 2PM - 3PM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Mar 27 (Wed)
Mar 28 (Thu)
Mar 29 (Fri)
Mar 30 (Sat)
Mar 31 (Sun)
From Struggle to Strength
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

By way of stunning photographs and stories, meet a group of Central Ohio residents who were once forced to flee their homes and become among the millions of refugees who have found hope and resilience in the face of adversity. Through the lens of award-winning photographer Tariq Tarey, discover how these individuals endured their arduous journeys to find a place......

Cost: Free - $5

Phone: 740-681-1423

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

Mar 30 (Sat)
Mar 31 (Sun)
Public Hunt at Fairfield County Infirmary
Special Interest
Historical

Join the Fairfield County Infirmary staff for a few group rotations and then free roam during this public ghost hunt! Pizza and beverages included. Join the FCI crew for a night you will talk about forever. Ghost hunting? Sounds like Friday night! Is it really the most haunted building in southern Ohio? Depends on who you ask. Do you believe in ghosts? Fairfield......

Cost: $85 Nonrefundable

Phone: 740-994-1230

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Special Interest
Historical

Mar 30 (Sat)
Off-Trail Hike at Mambourg Park
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Saturday, March 30th is National Take a Walk in the Park Day. The Fairfield County Park District is taking it a step further, breaking a park rule. going off-trail! Join the education staff for an exciting day in Mambourgs forest and meadow. Who knows what you will see on this adventure! Depending on weather conditions, it could be muddy or even icy. Wear appropriate......

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 22 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Mar 30 (Sat)
Pottery Playshop: Bunny Bowls
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Make a food-safe stoneware pottery bowl with decorative features like ears, nose, feet, and bunny tail, or anything your creativity wishes at Mud Gallery! Hand-building methods will be demonstrated and assistance given if needed. This be made into a planter by adding a drainage hole. This is a fun, wet clay playshop to do with kids or friends. The suggested......

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Mar 30 (Sat)
Nature Painting
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Join the naturalist to paint beautiful scenery or cool critters you can find in the area. This is not a guided class but an opportunity to express yourself artistically with materials and inspiration provided. Join us at the Old Mans Cave Visitor Center. Materials are provided but remember this is not a guided class. 10AM - 11AM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Mar 30 (Sat)
Turtle Talk
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Ever wonder what goes on under a turtle's shell? Come find out at the Hocking Hills Lodge and meet our resident box turtle. 2PM - 3PM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Mar 31 (Sun)
The Game of Life
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Test your luck, spin the wheel, and see how you survive as Ohios state amphibian, the Spotted Salamander. This program will be located at the Hocking Hills State Park Lodge. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Mar 31 (Sun)
Rainbow Nature Walk
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Wildlife

Join us for a short, accessible stroll through Ash Cave to discover all the colors of the rainbow! All abilities welcome. Meet us at the Ash Cave Trailhead. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cost: Free

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 2 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Wildlife

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