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May 26 (Sat)
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Oct 27 (Sat)
12:00 Noon to Haydenville Train Ride

12:00 - 1:30 pm Our Noon train to Haydenville is the shortest trip of our trains. It operates every Saturday and Sunday between Memorial Day weekend and the last full weekend of October. The train departs the Nelsonville Depot for a round-trip ride along the historic Hocking River Valley. Sights along the ride include one of the remaining Hocking Canal locks and the Hocking River.

Cost: $10-13 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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May 26 (Sat)
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Oct 27 (Sat)
2:30 PM to East Logan Train Ride

2:30 pm Take a narrated train ride through the historic Hocking River Valley to East Logan, passing through Haydenville, Ohios last company town. The East Logan train runs the entire length of our track, and is, as a result, the longer train of our regular weekend trains. It operates round-trip from the Nelsonville Depot to East Logan, lasting approximately......

Cost: $12-17 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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Jun 8 (Fri)
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Sep 2 (Sun)
Tecumseh

8:00 - 10:45 pm. Monday-Saturday. Ticket Prices: Adult - $24.00, Military - $22.00, VIP - $43.00, Child - $14.00, Senior - $22.00, VIP Child - $25.00Captivating. Fascinating. Mesmerizing. Come witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred homelands in the Ohio country during the late 1700s. The huge, outdoor......

Cost: $14-$43.00 per person

Contact: Tecumseh, Phone: 866-775-0700

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
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Jun 8 (Fri)
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Sep 2 (Sun)
Tecumseh - Behind the Scenes Tour

3:45 pm, 4:30 pm and 5:15 pm. Tours are offered Monday-Saturday. Tickets are date specific, but food for any time on that date. First implemented in 1978, these tours are still highly acclaimed by our patrons. Enjoy an exciting backstage tour of the theatre complex as cast members serve as your tour guides. The stuntmen of Tecumseh give a dazzling display of......

Cost: $5.00 per person

Contact: Tecumseh, Phone: 866-775-0700

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
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Jun 8 (Fri)
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Sep 2 (Sun)
Tecumseh - Mountain Terrace Buffet

4:30 - 7:30 pm. Dine in our spacious, covered terrace, overlooking a vista of forests and mountains. the Terrace features a buffet dinner of wholesome American food. No one will walk away hungry. The menu includes Broaster Fried Chicken, baked ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn, salad bar, bakery rolls, dessert includes baked apple streusel and......

Cost: $8.25 - $15.95 per person

Contact: Tecumseh, Phone: 866-775-0700

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
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Jun 9 (Sat)
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Sep 1 (Sat)
Tecumseh - Living History Tour

3:00 pm Saturday only. As you travel through late 18th century Ohio you will gain a clearer and deeper appreciation of the world that lives and breathes in every character portrayed in Tecumseh as you meet and become witness to the lives of the Frontier settlers and Shawnee who shaped our history and created the land on which we now live. Devised, written and......

Cost: $5.00 per person

Contact: Tecumseh, Phone: 866-775-0700

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
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Jun 29 (Fri)
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Sep 3 (Mon)
The Art of Our Appalachian Woods Exhibit

12:00 - 5:00 pm on Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat$5.00Free admission on WednesdaysMembers and Children under 12 are Free

Cost: $5/adults except Wed

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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Aug 31 (Fri)
Sep 1 (Sat)
Sep 2 (Sun)
Sep 3 (Mon)
Labor Day Cattle Weekend

Come on out to the ranch and help us say Goodbye to Summer and Hello to fall. Lots of events planned for the entire weekend. Starting with our Cattle Roundup at 1 PM on Friday This event is FREE to guests of the ranch. Not staying at the ranch but want to help us round em up... $10 fee for non-campers. Drive will be followed by doctoring and banding and ranch......

Cost: $85-250 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
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Sep 1 (Sat)
All Caboose Train Ride

11:00 am Departure. Ever wanted to ride a real caboose... Now is your chance. See what it was like riding the rails inside a caboose in our annual all-caboose train. Every so often, the collection of privately-owned cabooses in Nelsonville are opened up to the public and assembled into a special all-caboose train. During the ride, several photo run-bys will......

Cost: $25 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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Sep 1 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. 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 vendors, mostly vegetable producers. Today......

Cost: Free event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Sep 1 (Sat)
Lancaster Farmer's Market

8:00 am - 12:00 pmNew Location on West Chestnut Street Between Broad and Columbus. The Lancaster Farmers Market has nearly 30 vendors throughout the season, which spans Saturdays May to October. Each week our farmers and artisans bring a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, crafts, meat, flowers, eggs, and more.The market takes place rain......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lancaster Handmade Market, Phone: 740-277-6305

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Sep 2 (Sun)
Sep 3 (Mon)
Sep 4 (Tue)
Splash Pad Weekend

Join in on our brand new splash Pad and prepare to get wet and wild. This weekend the Splash Pad and other water activities will be free of charge to all campers. Do not forget to bring your super-soakers and get ready for squirt gun wars, water balloon relays, wet wagon rides, and our water balloon challenge. It is gonna get more than a little wet and you know......

Cost: Free to all campers

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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Sep 2 (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......

Cost: $45 per canoe

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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Sep 3 (Mon)
Labor Day Train Ride

1:00 pm Departure. Enjoy a relaxing, narrated train ride with the family round trip to East Logan and return. View the remaining historic sites along the scenic Hocking River Valley, as well as the current industry such as gravel mining and lumber processing.View the remaining historic sights along the scenic Hocking River Valley. The 20-mile ride will last......

Cost: $12-17 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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Sep 4 (Tue)
Sep 5 (Wed)
Sep 6 (Thu)
Sep 7 (Fri)
Sep 8 (Sat)
Wellston Coal Festival

The Wellston Coal Festival is held on the downtown streets to celebrate Wellstons rich coal mining heritage. We offer a Karaoke Contest, Coal Miner Olympics, a Wednesday parade and a Saturday Grand Parade, Baby and Toddler Contests, Car and Motorcycle Show, Pet Show, Line Dancing, and Free entertainment nightly. Rides, games, great food and down home hospitality.

Cost: Free

Contact: Wellston Coal Festival, Phone: 740-384-5141

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 18 miles
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Sep 5 (Wed)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. 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 vendors, mostly vegetable producers. Today......

Cost: Free event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Sep 8 (Sat)
Sep 9 (Sun)
Heroes Weekend

5:00pm Meet and greet 6:00pm CeremonyMilitary, Fireman, Police and Emergency Responders are our Heros. On this weekend our heros get a 50 discount for a two night stay camping, cabin or river trip limit one campsite, cabin, or river trip per hero family, ID required for discount. Join us in the Family Fun Center field on Saturday at 5:00pm to meet and greet......

Cost: Free to all campers

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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Sep 8 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. 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 vendors, mostly vegetable producers. Today......

Cost: Free event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Sep 8 (Sat)
Lancaster Farmer's Market

8:00 am - 12:00 pmNew Location on West Chestnut Street Between Broad and Columbus. The Lancaster Farmers Market has nearly 30 vendors throughout the season, which spans Saturdays May to October. Each week our farmers and artisans bring a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, crafts, meat, flowers, eggs, and more.The market takes place rain......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lancaster Handmade Market, Phone: 740-277-6305

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Sep 12 (Wed)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. 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 vendors, mostly vegetable producers. Today......

Cost: Free event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Sep 13 (Thu)
Waxahatchee with Night Shop and Anna St. Louis

8:00 pm Floor Seats: $21/advance $26/door Balcony Seats: $18/advance $23/door Box Seats: $26/advance $31/doorStuarts Opera House is excited to welcome an evening of music from three amazing acts. Out in the Storm, Katie Crutchfields fourth album as Waxahatchee and her second release with Merge, is the blazing result of a woman reawakened. NIGHT SHOPNight Shop......

Cost: $18-31 per person

Contact: Stuart's Opera House , Phone: 740-753-1924

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 16 miles
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Sep 14 (Fri)
Sep 15 (Sat)
Sep 16 (Sun)
20th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival

Fri 4pm-midnight. Sat 10am-midnight. Sun 10am-4pm. The 20th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival. What is a Pawpaw...The pawpaw is North American s largest native tree fruit. the fruit has a wonderful creamy texture and a tropical flavor. We hope you come to join the crowds of happy folks at scenic Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio for 3 days of Pawpaw music, food, contests,......

Cost: $10-$20 per person

Contact: Ohio Pawpaw Festival, Phone: 740-698-6060

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 22 miles
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Sep 15 (Sat)
Lancaster Farmer's Market

8:00 am - 12:00 pmNew Location on West Chestnut Street Between Broad and Columbus. The Lancaster Farmers Market has nearly 30 vendors throughout the season, which spans Saturdays May to October. Each week our farmers and artisans bring a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, crafts, meat, flowers, eggs, and more.The market takes place rain......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lancaster Handmade Market, Phone: 740-277-6305

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Sep 15 (Sat)
Star Gazing

8:00 pmVolunteers will be available with their telescopes, and they will gladly help teach you to set up yours if you have one. View the moon and the stars that evening. Meet in the field across from the park entrance of Alley Park.Registration not required.

Cost: Free

Contact: Alley Park, Phone: 740-687-6651

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 17 miles
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Sep 15 (Sat)
Sep 16 (Sun)
Overnight Ride

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.$75.00 Personal Horse$250.00 Ranch Horse

Cost: Assorted Costs

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
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Sep 15 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. 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 vendors, mostly vegetable producers. Today......

Cost: Free event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Sep 16 (Sun)
Photo Scavenger Hunt

1:00 - 4:00 pm.Check into the lower level to receive your scavenger hunt for the day. Work individually or as a group to find and photograph the items at Alley Park. Return to the Nature Center by 4:00 pm to receive a prize based on how many items you found.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Alley Park, Phone: 740-687-6651

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 17 miles
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Sep 16 (Sun)
Athens Asylum Walking Tours

2:00 - 4:00 pm.Due to the popularity of our tours we now require preregistration. This is an outdoor walking tour and will cover the entire loop of the grounds including the cemeteries so if you have small children, bring a stroller. George Eberts, an expert on the history of the Athens Asylum or -The Ridges,- will lead an outdoor walking tour of the asylum......

Cost: $12-$15 per person/Res Req

Contact: Athens Asylum, Phone: 740-592-2280

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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Sep 18 (Tue)
Sep 19 (Wed)
Sep 20 (Thu)
Sep 21 (Fri)
Sep 22 (Sat)
Jackson County Apple Festival

Come to Jackson to experience all things APPLE. Bags of Apples, Jugs of Cider and Apple Butter made on the midway set the scene. The Festival starts at noon on Tuesday. Featured are homemade apple butter, apple pies, and candy apples. Three parades, two on Wed. at 100 and 745p.m. and Sat. at 745p.m. It's a street fair with rides, displays, games, contests, food......

Cost: Free

Contact: Apple Festival, Phone: 740-286-1339

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Sep 19 (Wed)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. 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 vendors, mostly vegetable producers. Today......

Cost: Free event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Sep 20 (Thu)
Sep 21 (Fri)
Sep 22 (Sat)
Sep 23 (Sun)
Cowgirl Boot Camp at Smoke Rise Ranch

IT IS FINALLY HERE. Cowgirl Boot Camp. Heres to the girls who can pretty much fix anything with bailing wire and duct tape. Join us for the chance to test old knowledge and to learn something new. We will be hitting the trails, roping, cow working, mounted shooting, pistol shooting as well as dabbling in the finer things in life like wine tasting at a local......

Cost: $350 per cowgirl

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 21 miles
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Sep 22 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. 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 vendors, mostly vegetable producers. Today......

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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Sep 22 (Sat)
Lancaster Farmer's Market

8:00 am - 12:00 pmNew Location on West Chestnut Street Between Broad and Columbus. The Lancaster Farmers Market has nearly 30 vendors throughout the season, which spans Saturdays May to October. Each week our farmers and artisans bring a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, crafts, meat, flowers, eggs, and more.The market takes place rain......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lancaster Handmade Market, Phone: 740-277-6305

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Sep 22 (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......

Cost: $45 per canoe

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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Sep 23 (Sun)
River Clean Up - Community Event

8:00 am All participants will be provided a canoe, paddle, lifejacket, trash bags, gloves and transportation to designated locations. Everyone will be assigned into groups to ensure the entire river gets clean. Afterwards we will have a cookout to thank all of the participants. You will have a blast participating in this fun community service event. There is......

Cost: Free Event and Food

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 10 miles
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Sep 26 (Wed)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. 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 vendors, mostly vegetable producers. Today......

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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Sep 29 (Sat)
Lancaster Farmer's Market

8:00 am - 12:00 pmNew Location on West Chestnut Street Between Broad and Columbus. The Lancaster Farmers Market has nearly 30 vendors throughout the season, which spans Saturdays May to October. Each week our farmers and artisans bring a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, crafts, meat, flowers, eggs, and more.The market takes place rain......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lancaster Handmade Market, Phone: 740-277-6305

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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Sep 29 (Sat)
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Nov 25 (Sun)
Wide Open -An International Juried Lens Based

12:00 - 5:00 pm on Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat$5.00Free admission on WednesdaysMembers and Children under 12 are FreeA juried biennial exhibition designed to celebrate all genres of the photographic image in a region ripe with history and respect for the photographic arts.

Cost: $5/adults except Wed

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
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Sep 29 (Sat)
Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. 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 vendors, mostly vegetable producers. Today......

Cost: Free event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
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Sep 29 (Sat)
Sep 30 (Sun)
Frontier Spirit

Join us and experience the trials and tribulations that the first settlers in the Ohio Territory endured as they fought for and carved out a home in early Fairfield County. This is a step back into time that can be enjoyed by all ages.A large village has sprung up showing the life of the early settlers with demonstrations by skilled craftsmen of cooking, soap......

Cost: Free

Contact: Alley Park, Phone: 740-687-6651

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