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Events Calendar for the Hocking Hills Region
May 2 (Thu)
May 3 (Fri)
May 4 (Sat)
May 5 (Sun)

Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival

5-11 pm Thu, 11am-11pm Fri/Sat 12-5 pm Sun. Watch the downtown streets of McArthur come alive with food, music and fun for the whole family. Activities such as Great nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides and games, car show, quilt show, queens and baby contests. Grand parade will be Saturday, at 600 p.m., followed by the crowning of the Wild Turkey Festival Queen. Come join us.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Vinton County CVB, Phone: 740-591-1118

Location: 104 W. Main St., McArthur Ohio (740-596-5033)

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 21 miles
May 3 (Fri)

Reptiles R Us - Burr Oak

3:30-4:30 Come learn what makes reptiles unique and meet a special guest. Lodge lobby.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Location: Rt. 2, Box 159, Glouster Ohio (740-767-3797)

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 25 miles
May 3 (Fri)

The Lancaster Playhouse Presents Clue The Musical

The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the worlds best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery. Evening shows May 3rd, 4th and 10th start at 7:15 pm with the Soapbox Speakeasy and Clue The Musical gets under way at 8:00 pm. Should a matinee be more your style the May 11th Speakeasy begins at 1:45 with Clue starting at 2:30 pm. Enjoy music and dancing of the 20's-40's in the Speakeasy and then get ready to solve the murderous event of the evening when Clue gets under way right after the Speakeasy closes. Come early and enjoy all the entertainment

Cost: $20 per person

Contact: The Lancaster Playhouse, Phone: 740-974-6648

Location: Lancaster Playhouse, 201 South Broad, Lancaster Ohio (740-653-3375)

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 11 miles
May 4 (Sat)

Youth Fishing Tournament - Lake Hope

9am - 11am For kids age 16 and under. Adults must be present with each child. Trophy presentation and cookout afterwards. Bring your own pole and bait, but some will be provided. Meet at the Lake Hope dam. For questions please call the nature center: 740-596-3030

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Location: 27331 State Route 278, McArthur Ohio

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 18 miles
May 4 (Sat)

Spring Bird Walk - Burr Oak

8:30 am Join the naturalist for one of nature's most exciting annual events-the spring migration of birds. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair from the naturalist. Meet at the nature center.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Location: Rt. 2, Box 159, Glouster Ohio (740-767-3797)

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 25 miles
May 4 (Sat)

Wildflower Hike

10am - 11:30am Search for spring blooms on a 1.5-mile hike along the Cemetery Ridge Trail.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Clear Creek Metro Park, Phone: 740-969-9001

Location: 185 Clear Creek Road, Rockbridge Ohio (740-385-1834)

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 6 miles
May 4 (Sat)

The Lancaster Playhouse Presents Clue The Musical

The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the worlds best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery. Evening shows May 3rd, 4th and 10th start at 7:15 pm with the Soapbox Speakeasy and Clue The Musical gets under way at 8:00 pm. Should a matinee be more your style the May 11th Speakeasy begins at 1:45 with Clue starting at 2:30 pm. Enjoy music and dancing of the 20's-40's in the Speakeasy and then get ready to solve the murderous event of the evening when Clue gets under way right after the Speakeasy closes. Come early and enjoy all the entertainment

Cost: $20 per person

Contact: The Lancaster Playhouse, Phone: 740-974-6648

Location: Lancaster Playhouse, 201 South Broad, Lancaster Ohio (740-653-3375)

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 11 miles
May 10 (Fri)

The Lancaster Playhouse Presents Clue The Musical

The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the worlds best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery. Evening shows May 3rd, 4th and 10th start at 7:15 pm with the Soapbox Speakeasy and Clue The Musical gets under way at 8:00 pm. Should a matinee be more your style the May 11th Speakeasy begins at 1:45 with Clue starting at 2:30 pm. Enjoy music and dancing of the 20's-40's in the Speakeasy and then get ready to solve the murderous event of the evening when Clue gets under way right after the Speakeasy closes. Come early and enjoy all the entertainment

Cost: $20 per person

Contact: The Lancaster Playhouse, Phone: 740-974-6648

Location: Lancaster Playhouse, 201 South Broad, Lancaster Ohio (740-653-3375)

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 11 miles
May 11 (Sat)

Spring Forest Hike - Burr Oak

2 pm We’ll enjoy a 3.5-mile hike to savor the spring season on a forest trail. Wear sturdy hiking boots. Meet at the nature center.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Location: Rt. 2, Box 159, Glouster Ohio (740-767-3797)

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 25 miles
May 11 (Sat)

The Lancaster Playhouse Presents Clue The Musical

The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the worlds best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery. Evening shows May 3rd, 4th and 10th start at 7:15 pm with the Soapbox Speakeasy and Clue The Musical gets under way at 8:00 pm. Should a matinee be more your style the May 11th Speakeasy begins at 1:45 with Clue starting at 2:30 pm. Enjoy music and dancing of the 20's-40's in the Speakeasy and then get ready to solve the murderous event of the evening when Clue gets under way right after the Speakeasy closes. Come early and enjoy all the entertainment

Cost: $20 per person

Contact: The Lancaster Playhouse, Phone: 740-974-6648

Location: Lancaster Playhouse, 201 South Broad, Lancaster Ohio (740-653-3375)

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 11 miles
May 12 (Sun)

Final Flower Foray - Burr Oak

2 pm On this Mother's Day, bring your moms, friends, or yourself to see the last blossoms of spring. Wear hiking boots for this 2-mile hike. Meet at the Tom Jenkins Dam

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Location: Rt. 2, Box 159, Glouster Ohio (740-767-3797)

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 25 miles
May 17 (Fri)

Animal Architects - Burr Oak

3:30-4:30 pm Come look at a display of wildlife designs and creations that continue to inspire, awe and amaze humans! Lodge lobby

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Location: Rt. 2, Box 159, Glouster Ohio (740-767-3797)

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 25 miles
May 18 (Sat)

Romantic Moonlight Trips

Departure is One Hour before dust. (7:30pm in summer months and 6:30pm in fall months.) Fall in love and reconnect again with your partner. Imagine canoeing under the bright full moon with the river current gently pushing you along. Night time canoeing is a surreal experience. Explore the river with your spouse, paddling in and around some of the most scenic sections of the Hocking River. You are allowed to bring you own coolers (no Styrofoam coolers or glass bottles please) and stop for a picnic on one of the pristine river beaches. In order to celebrate your amazing relationship we provide a complimentary glass of wine to you and your partner. We also provide live entertainment at the conclusion of your trip, it all comes together for an amazing night. Trip Details - Moonlights Tours are scheduled to depart roughly an hour before dusk. The trip launches at our Crocketts Run launch and concludes at the canoe livery landing. Plan to be on the river about 1-2 hours. Prepare to paddle the first hour during the sunset and the second hour under the full moon. Plan to stick around after the trip for live music, wine and smores. A canoe can hold up to 2 adults and 2 children under 10. Cost is $45 per canoe. Two Adults and Two Children 10 and under in a canoe

Cost: $45 per canoe

Contact: Hocking Hills Adventures, Phone: 740-385-8685

Location: 31251 Chieftain Drive, Logan Ohio

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 4 miles
May 23 (Thu)
May 24 (Fri)
May 25 (Sat)
May 26 (Sun)
May 27 (Mon)

Moonshine Festival

600 pm on Thu/Fri and 1200 pm on Sat/Sun/Mon. Located in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, the festival features a variety of events including a working Moonshine Still Display, local history museum, flea market vendors, moonshine burgers, moonshine pie, moonshine doggies, carnival rides and games, free entertainment including Grand Ole Opry Show on Sunday, good food, souvenirs, talent show, Cruise-In, and 2 parades concluding with the Grand Parade on Memorial Day.

Cost: Free Events

Contact: Moonshine Festival, Phone: 740-394-2838

Location: 1 Main Street, New Straitsville Ohio (740-394-2239)

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 14 miles
May 23 (Thu)
May 24 (Fri)
May 25 (Sat)
May 26 (Sun)

Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival

600pm - 1000pm Thu, 100pm - 1000pm Fri, 1100am - 1000pm Sat, 1100am - 600pm Sun. Featuring Live Music - Croosroad Station, Six to Noon, Smoke and Mirrors, Seven Mile Bluegrass, and Ross County Idol and Junior Idol. Chillicothe, Ohios first capital city, rich in Indian history, hosts the annual Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival. Started in 1984, the festival draws crowds of approximately 85,000. Yoctangee Park, in historic downtown, makes a perfect setting for this family oriented three-day event featuring Native American music, dancing, traders and exhibits, a mountain men encampment rendezvous with working craftsmen and demonstrations, an extensive arts and crafts show with over 80 crafters and commercial exhibits. Entertainment is continuous on the main stage with good food, fun, games and contests for the whole family to enjoy. This is an educational experience for the entire family. Handicap parking is available at the Feast. The handicap parking will be from the Alley of West Water by crafts etc glad tidings to Walnut St. All events are FREE to the public.

Cost: Free

Contact: Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival, Phone: 740-887-2979

Location: Yoctangee Park, Chillicothe Ohio (800-413-4118)

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 30 miles
May 24 (Fri)

Reptiles R Us - Burr Oak

3:30-4:30 Come learn what makes reptiles unique and meet a special guest. Lodge lobby.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Location: Rt. 2, Box 159, Glouster Ohio (740-767-3797)

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 25 miles
May 25 (Sat)

Sun Prints - Burr Oak

2:30-3:30 pm Make a unique and beautiful sun nature print! For all ages. Meet at the nature center.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Location: Rt. 2, Box 159, Glouster Ohio (740-767-3797)

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 25 miles
May 25 (Sat)
May 26 (Sun)

Overnight Backpacking Trip

2pm - 10am Guided overnight backpacking trip through moderate to strenuous terrain. Expect to hike 4-6 miles while carrying your equipment. Registration Required Ages 18+

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Clear Creek Metro Park, Phone: 740-969-9001

Location: 185 Clear Creek Road, Rockbridge Ohio (740-385-1834)

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 6 miles
May 26 (Sun)

Playdough Nature Walk for Kids - Burr Oak

2 pm We’ll use our sense of touch and create playdough prints on this forest discovery walk. Meet at the nature center.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Location: Rt. 2, Box 159, Glouster Ohio (740-767-3797)

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 25 miles
May 26 (Sun)

Scavenger Hunt and Evening Campfire - Burr Oak

7 pm See how many items you can find along a woodland trail with the naturalist then sing some fun songs around the campfire. Meet at the campground amphitheater.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Location: Rt. 2, Box 159, Glouster Ohio (740-767-3797)

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 25 miles
May 26 (Sun)

Flaming Torchlight Canoe Trip

Departure is One Hour before dust. (7:30pm in summer months and 6:30pm in fall months.) There is always something unique happening in the Hocking Hills. Join us for a fantastic way to enjoy the pristine Hocking Hills scenery at night. Night time canoeing is a unique experience. The Hocking River is calm and peaceful before the night fall. Experience the Hocking River as it quietly settles in for the night. The tiki torch will help lead the way, but do not only use your sense of sight. Let your other senses guide as you will find something surreal about the water, the trees and the surrounding wildlife. Trip Details - Flaming Torchlight Tours are scheduled to depart roughly an hour before dusk. The trip launches at our Crocketts Run launch and concludes at the canoe livery landing. Plan to be on the river about 1-2 hours. Prepare to paddle the first hour during the sunset and the second hour under the full moon. Plan to stick around after the trip for live music and smores.

Cost: $45 per canoe

Contact: Hocking Hills Adventures, Phone: 740-385-8685

Location: 31251 Chieftain Drive, Logan Ohio

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 4 miles
May 31 (Fri)

Mammals of Ohio - Burr Oak

3:30-4:30 pm Get a close look at our common mammals by examining their furs and skulls during this informal program. Lodge lobby.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Location: Rt. 2, Box 159, Glouster Ohio (740-767-3797)

Distance from Buffalo Lodging Company: about 25 miles
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