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Apr 1 (Fri)
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Nov 1 (Tue)
Crocketts Run Canoe Adventure

9am - 5pm. 5 miles, 2-3 hoursCrocketts Run to Livery is our shortest outing on the Hocking River. The river moves a little bit slower on this 5 mile stretch compared to the Upper Hocking. It is an ideal trip for beginners, parents with young children or those who are a little anxious about canoeing.

Cost: $35 per canoe

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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Apr 1 (Fri)
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Nov 1 (Tue)
Sugar Grove Canoe/Kayak Adventure

10am - 4pm. 15 miles, 5-6 hours All Day or OvernightSugar Grove to Livery can be a great all day trip or stretched into a leisurely overnight trip. As an excellent all day trip. It takes approximate 5-6 hours of canoeing. Times may vary depending on water levels. As an overnight trip, it is a good idea to set up camp before you start. Doing so will save you......

Cost: $70-90 per canoe

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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Family Oriented
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Apr 1 (Fri)
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Nov 1 (Tue)
Natural Rockbridge Canoe/Kayak Adventure

9am - 3:30pm. 7 miles, 2-3 hoursNatural Rockbridge to Livery is our most popular trip. What a beautiful way to start off your river trip than viewing the awesome Natural Rockbridge. Our river access is directly across from the magnificent Natural Rockbridge.

Cost: $44 per canoe

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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Apr 1 (Fri)
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Nov 1 (Tue)
Riverside Campground Canoe/Kayak Adventure

9am - 12pm. 9 miles, 3-4 hoursRiverside Campground to Livery offers the best uncrowded section of the Hocking River. The upper section has several unique rock formations and river tributaries. View the Natural Rockbridge and paddle pass the state protected preserves. Watch the exhilarating Super Zip as you paddle under the quarter mile zip from Hocking hills Canopy Tours.

Cost: $56 per canoe

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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Family Oriented
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May 1 (Sun)
May 2 (Mon)
May 3 (Tue)
Archery Weekend at Smoke Rise Ranch

Come join us for some archery. 3D shoot3D Equestrian shootNASP fun shootContact the office for more details.

Cost: $20-175/ to camp or for cabin

Contact: Smoke Rise Ranch, Phone: 740-767-2624

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
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Family Oriented
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May 4 (Wed)
Wine'd Up Wednesday

Lunch and Dinner. On the first Wednesday of every month we offer our wines 129 different wines with an $8 discount year round. By the bottle only at lunch and dinner, Dine-in only. This is part of the Wednesday Originals program with Dine Originals Columbus.

Cost: Varies

Contact: Shaw's Restaurant and Inn, Phone: 740-654-1842

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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May 4 (Wed)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. Thursday Evenings - May/September.This is one of the areas most celebrated institutions. The first market, held on a summer day in 1972, drew participation from three producers the following week, there were five. That summer, market participation peaked at a dozen......

Cost: Free event

Contact: Athens Farmers Market, Phone: 740-593-6763

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
Outdoor Activity
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May 4 (Wed)
Yoga in the Hills

5-6pm. The perfect way to drop every day stress. This class is offered surrounded by the beauty of the Hocking Hills. Weather permitting, classes are outside on our wonderful deck among the trees. All levels of experience are welcome, as are groups. Call ahead for details - we may be having class, with our wonderful instructor, at a waterfall near you.

Cost: $10

Contact: Blue Valley Massage Traveling Spa, Phone: 888-747-3223

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
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May 5 (Thu)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. Thursday Evenings - May/September.This is one of the areas most celebrated institutions. The first market, held on a summer day in 1972, drew participation from three producers the following week, there were five. That summer, market participation peaked at a dozen......

Cost: Free event

Contact: Athens Farmers Market, Phone: 740-593-6763

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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May 6 (Fri)
May 7 (Sat)
May 8 (Sun)
May 9 (Mon)
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 600p.m., followed by the crowning of the Wild Turkey Festival Queen. Come join us.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Vinton County CVB, Phone: 740-596-5033

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 13 miles
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May 6 (Fri)
Live Music at Hocking Hills Winery

6-9pmLive Music at the Hocking Hills Winery with T.J. George

Cost: Free event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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May 7 (Sat)
Live Music Saturday with Dan Heidt

5-8pm. Regular Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 1:00 - 8:00 PM Friday, Saturday - 1:00 - 9:00 PM Join us on Saturday for great live entertainment. We feature a wide variety of local entertainment from musicians across the state of Ohio. There is never a cover charge, no reservations required and wine is available by the taste, glass, and bottle. We offer......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Rockside Winery Vineyards, Phone: 740-687-4414

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 23 miles
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May 7 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. Thursday Evenings - May/September.This is one of the areas most celebrated institutions. The first market, held on a summer day in 1972, drew participation from three producers the following week, there were five. That summer, market participation peaked at a dozen......

Cost: Free event

Contact: Athens Farmers Market, Phone: 740-593-6763

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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May 7 (Sat)
American Legion Monthly Steak Dinner

4:30-7:30pm. The Auxiliary of American Legion Post 78 provides this delicious steak dinner on the 1st Saturday of every month. Come join us for a good meal, with the proceeds helping our community and supporting two Legion baseball teams.

Cost: $12/person

Contact: American Legion Post 78, Phone: 740-385-8811

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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May 7 (Sat)
Live Music at Hocking Hills Winery

6-9pmLive Music at the Hocking Hills Winery with Jeremy Gibson

Cost: Free event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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May 8 (Sun)
May 9 (Mon)
May 10 (Tue)
Archery Weekend at Smoke Rise Ranch

Mothers trail ride for Free with the purchase of a family trail ride or a weekend camping or cabin reservation.

Cost: $20-175/ to camp or for cabin

Contact: Smoke Rise Ranch, Phone: 740-767-2624

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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May 11 (Wed)
May 12 (Thu)
May 13 (Fri)
May 14 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. Thursday Evenings - May/September.This is one of the areas most celebrated institutions. The first market, held on a summer day in 1972, drew participation from three producers the following week, there were five. That summer, market participation peaked at a dozen......

Cost: Free event

Contact: Athens Farmers Market, Phone: 740-593-6763

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented

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May 11 (Wed)
Yoga in the Hills

5-6pm. The perfect way to drop every day stress. This class is offered surrounded by the beauty of the Hocking Hills. Weather permitting, classes are outside on our wonderful deck among the trees. All levels of experience are welcome, as are groups. Call ahead for details - we may be having class, with our wonderful instructor, at a waterfall near you.

Cost: $10

Contact: Blue Valley Massage Traveling Spa, Phone: 888-747-3223

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
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May 13 (Fri)
Live Music at Hocking Hills Winery

6-9pmLive Music at the Hocking Hills Winery with Gary Wisor

Cost: Free event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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May 14 (Sat)
Live Music at Hocking Hills Winery

6-9pmLive Music at the Hocking Hills Winery with Reid Coleman

Cost: Free event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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May 14 (Sat)
Sweet Second Saturday

5-8pm. On the second Saturday of every month, we dress up the dining room have live music and great dinner specials. You can even bring a bottle of wine, if you like. So, come join us for a great Saturday night - date night - Reservations appreciated, but not required.

Cost: Varies per menu

Contact: The Ridge Inn Restaurant, Phone: 740-332-0300

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 11 miles
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May 14 (Sat)
Wine, Pizza and Music with Pompeiis Inferno

5-8pm. Regular Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 1:00 - 8:00 PM Friday, Saturday - 1:00 - 9:00 PM You've worked hard this week. Now it is time to WINE down and enjoy the best local wine, live local music and an assortment of amazing wood fired pizza from Pompeiis Inferno.Wine and food are paid for separately. Cash and or credit are accepted for both. Seating......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Rockside Winery Vineyards, Phone: 740-687-4414

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 23 miles
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May 14 (Sat)
Live Music Saturday with Eric Solomon

5-8pm. Regular Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 1:00 - 8:00 PM Friday, Saturday - 1:00 - 9:00 PM Join us on Saturday for great live entertainment. We feature a wide variety of local entertainment from musicians across the state of Ohio. There is never a cover charge, no reservations required and wine is available by the taste, glass, and bottle. We offer......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Rockside Winery Vineyards, Phone: 740-687-4414

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 23 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

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May 18 (Wed)
May 19 (Thu)
May 20 (Fri)
May 21 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. Thursday Evenings - May/September.This is one of the areas most celebrated institutions. The first market, held on a summer day in 1972, drew participation from three producers the following week, there were five. That summer, market participation peaked at a dozen......

Cost: Free event

Contact: Athens Farmers Market, Phone: 740-593-6763

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented

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May 18 (Wed)
Yoga in the Hills

5-6pm. The perfect way to drop every day stress. This class is offered surrounded by the beauty of the Hocking Hills. Weather permitting, classes are outside on our wonderful deck among the trees. All levels of experience are welcome, as are groups. Call ahead for details - we may be having class, with our wonderful instructor, at a waterfall near you.

Cost: $10

Contact: Blue Valley Massage Traveling Spa, Phone: 888-747-3223

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
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May 19 (Thu)
May 20 (Fri)
May 21 (Sat)
May 22 (Sun)
ABC Players present All the King's Women

7pm on Fri/Sat and 2pm SunABC Players present All the King's Women, the life of Elvis Presley through the eyes of 17 women. Directed by Celeste Parsons and sponsored by Tansky Ford Toyota of Logan.

Cost: Call

Contact: ABC Players, Phone: 740-753-1924

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
Family Oriented
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May 20 (Fri)
Live Music at Hocking Hills Winery

6-9pmLive Music at the Hocking Hills Winery with Jim Volk

Cost: Free event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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May 21 (Sat)
Live Music Saturday with Joey and Jessica

5-8pm. Regular Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 1:00 - 8:00 PM Friday, Saturday - 1:00 - 9:00 PM Join us on Saturday for great live entertainment. We feature a wide variety of local entertainment from musicians across the state of Ohio. There is never a cover charge, no reservations required and wine is available by the taste, glass, and bottle. We offer......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Rockside Winery Vineyards, Phone: 740-687-4414

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 23 miles
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May 21 (Sat)
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Aug 14 (Sun)
Edith Head and Company Exhibition

10am - 4pm Tues-Sat1-4pm SunRandall Thropp, CuratorTravis Banton and Howard Greer were Hollywood's reigning kings of costume when Edith Head arrived at Paramount in 1924. This new presentation from Paramount Picture Archive follows the Decorative Arts Center's wildly successful 2014 exhibition Designing Woman: Edith Head at Paramount 1924-1967. Featured will......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Decorative Arts Center, Phone: 740-681-1423

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

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May 21 (Sat)
Wine, BBQ and Music w/Bobs Backyard Barbeque

5-8pm. Regular Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 1:00 - 8:00 PM Friday, Saturday - 1:00 - 9:00 PM Come enjoy the best local wine, live local music and an assortment of amazing BBQ from Bobs Backyard Barbeque. Bobs is a Lancaster based food truck with amazing smoked meats including brisket, pulled pork, chicken and specialty sandwiches as well as other backyard......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Rockside Winery Vineyards, Phone: 740-687-4414

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 23 miles
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May 21 (Sat)
Live Music at Hocking Hills Winery

6-9pmLive Music at the Hocking Hills Winery with Peter Conrad

Cost: Free event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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May 22 (Sun)
May 23 (Mon)
May 24 (Tue)
May 25 (Wed)
Memorial Day Weekend at Smoke Rise Ranch

SaturdayGuided Group Day RidePotluck Cowboy dinnerKids and Adult KaraokeSundayFun Day Ranch RodeoPotluck Cowboy DinnerCampfire, Music and Dancing

Cost: $20-175/ to camp or for cabin

Contact: Smoke Rise Ranch, Phone: 740-767-2624

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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May 25 (Wed)
Yoga in the Hills

5-6pm. The perfect way to drop every day stress. This class is offered surrounded by the beauty of the Hocking Hills. Weather permitting, classes are outside on our wonderful deck among the trees. All levels of experience are welcome, as are groups. Call ahead for details - we may be having class, with our wonderful instructor, at a waterfall near you.

Cost: $10

Contact: Blue Valley Massage Traveling Spa, Phone: 888-747-3223

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 14 miles
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest

more info

May 25 (Wed)
May 26 (Thu)
May 27 (Fri)
May 28 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. Thursday Evenings - May/September.This is one of the areas most celebrated institutions. The first market, held on a summer day in 1972, drew participation from three producers the following week, there were five. That summer, market participation peaked at a dozen......

Cost: Free event

Contact: Athens Farmers Market, Phone: 740-593-6763

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented

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May 26 (Thu)
May 27 (Fri)
May 28 (Sat)
May 29 (Sun)
Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival

12-1030 pm Fri, 9 am - 1030 pm Sat, and 9 am - 6 pm Sun. Chillicothe, Ohio's 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......

Cost: Free

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 25 miles
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May 26 (Thu)
May 27 (Fri)
May 28 (Sat)
May 29 (Sun)
May 30 (Mon)
Moonshine Festival

5 pm on Thu/Fri and Noon 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,......

Cost: Fee

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 19 miles
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May 27 (Fri)
May 28 (Sat)
North of West Point, a Melodrama

7:30pm Fri/SatNorth of West Point - A Melodrama about establishing a TownThe town of West Point was founded in 1858 by John Neligh. during the process of establishing the township he encountered many interesting characters, including original settlers, a crooked businessman with his equally crooked but beautiful companion, two temperance movement ladies bent......

Cost: $10 general admission

Contact: Logan Theatre Group, Phone: 740-583-9475

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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May 27 (Fri)
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Sep 5 (Mon)
Tubing on the Hocking River

9am - 2pm. 5 miles, 4-5 hours. Looking for something fun to do wile in the Hocking Hills... Grab a tube and head out on the river. Tubing is summer's most refreshing activity and we make it convenient and easy. Be prepared to relax the entire day as your float leisurely downstream. The trip starts at Crocketts Run and concludes at the Canoe Livery. Tubing is......

Cost: $17 per tube

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

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May 27 (Fri)
Live Music at Hocking Hills Winery

6-9pmLive Music at the Hocking Hills Winery with Todd Martin

Cost: Free event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
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May 28 (Sat)
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Nov 27 (Sun)
Mastery: Sustaining Momentum Exhibit

12-5pm Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat12-8pm Thu1-5pm SunGeneral Admission: $6.00Students and Seniors: $4.00Children Under 12: FreeMembers: FreeOne of Quilt Nationals founders, Nancy Crow, curator, has selected artists who are masters of their technique and media. Chosen for their individual voices and continuing development in their field, these master quilt makers are exhibiting all new works.

Cost: $4-6 per person/members free

Contact: Dairy Barn, Phone: 740-592-4981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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May 28 (Sat)
Live Music Saturday with Jim Volk

5-8pm. Regular Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 1:00 - 8:00 PM Friday, Saturday - 1:00 - 9:00 PM Join us on Saturday for great live entertainment. We feature a wide variety of local entertainment from musicians across the state of Ohio. There is never a cover charge, no reservations required and wine is available by the taste, glass, and bottle. We offer......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Rockside Winery Vineyards, Phone: 740-687-4414

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 23 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

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May 28 (Sat)
Live Music at Hocking Hills Winery

6-9pmLive Music at the Hocking Hills Winery with Joe Rollin Porter

Cost: Free event

Contact: Hocking Hills Winery, Phone: 740-385-7117

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

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May 30 (Mon)
May 31 (Tue)
Overnight Ride at Smoke Rise Ranch

12pm Saturday departure. Get your camping gear ready and saddle up. Package includes a 3-hour ride to camp where your gear will be waiting for you, a great dinner cooked over the campfire, and breakfast in the morning before a 3-hour ride back to the office. The ride to the campsite leaves the office at noon on Saturday. $85 - personal horse$200 - ranch horse

Cost: $85-200/bring or ranch horse

Contact: Smoke Rise Ranch, Phone: 740-767-2624

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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