Events and FestivalsThe Hocking Hills of Ohio abounds with monthly events and festivals. Festivals, art shows, music fairs and events for the entire family. Visit the Hocking Hills Tourism Association a full list. But some of our favorites are:



16 Annual Winter Hike

Six miles of rugged hiking in the coldest days of January seeing the park in a frozen transformation. Hikers must be at the starting point between 9 am and 11 am which will be near the Visitor Center Parking Lot at Old Man’s Cave on State Route 664. Park officials will provide return transportation from Ash Cave to Old Man’s Cave following the event.



13 Sweethearts Hike At Ash Cave

Take your sweetheart on a romantic stroll to Ash Cave in the soft light of dusk. Afterward, enjoy a cozy fire and refreshments. Meet at the Ash Cave parking area.

5pm to 7pm



15-17 Shoot the Hills Photography Competition

This photography weekend includes a variety of photography programs, including presentations from NANPA members. The contest is open to pros and amateurs alike. All proceeds are used to build and maintain photo-friendly wildlife blinds and habitats within the Park. More than $5,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to winners at the conclusion of the 3-day photography event.



26-30 New Straitsville Moonshine Festival

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, good food, souvenirs, talent show, cuise-in, and 2 parades concluding with the Grande Parade on Memorial Day. Back by popular demand at the Moonshine Festival, we will have a Garden Tractor Pull and a Pedal Pull.

New Straitsville Special Moonshine will be available for sale and sampling.


16-18 Washboard Music Festival

Every year, on Father’s Day weekend, the downtown streets of Logan, Ohio come alive with the celebration of the washboard, as a musical instrument. Music, crafts from local artisans, kids rides food, tours of the Washboard factory and much more.



08-10 Lilyfest

Over 70 area artists display, demonstrate and sell their products. There are three acres of artistically designed gardens, ponds and garden sculptures. Professional horticulturalists, O.S.U. Master Gardeners and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists help with questions on plant growing, maintenance and critter control.  Entertainment provided by a variety of musical groups. Special tours for persons with disabilities.