Spring has fully sprung and my goodness it sure is beautiful in the Hocking Hills! The trees are full and green and the wildflowers are out and dotting the landscape with lovely little dabs of color! While we definitely encourage you get out there and explore the endless beauty at our many local State Parks, we’ve collected a few other activities for you to get into during your time in the Hocking Hills this week!
This Week in Hocking Hills:
Friday and Saturday, May 4th and 5th
Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival
Carnival rides, food carts, live music and more! This annual fun filled festival is located in Downtown McArthur and is only a 20 minute drive from your Cherry Ridge Retreat cabin! The Vinton Country Wild Turkey Festival is on it’s 35th year and is full of activities for the whole family! Originally focusing on turkey calls, this festival still features the Turkey Call Contest, but has expanded to a full family fun event! Or it could be a perfect excuse for an ‘old school’ date night! Grab some cotton candy and funnel cakes and take a ride on the Ferris Wheel with your sweetheart.
When you’re back on Cherry Ridge Retreat property, maybe test out those Turkey Calls and see if you can catch a glance of one of the many wild turkeys we’ve spotted on our 140 acre property! Check out the picture above of a Wild Turkey and 3 chicks taken last year, right on property!
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, May 2nd-4th
Urban Air Astronomical Adventure
This unique event is on it’s second year in Logan, Ohio. Main street will be blocked off and as many as 75 aluminum Airstream RVs will line the road. Space age in appearance, these unique RVs are made and manufactured in Ohio and will be showcased this weekend in Logan. The event will be taking over town with live music and a few trailers will be open for public viewings!
While it’s fascinating to check out these futuristic RVs, why not head back to your Cherry Ride Retreat cabin afterwards? Kick back and relax in your hot tub or if you’re at our Oak Ridge cabin, enjoy a relaxing massage in your top of the line massage chairs, located right in your cabin! I bet you won’t spot an RV with those features!
5-8pm Thursday Rockside Winery Thirsty Thursdays
Enjoy a drink and half off select appetizers at Rockside Winery on Thursdays from 5-8pm!
Thursdays, Hocking Hills Winery discounted Wine Slushies!
Try one of these refreshing and delicious wine slushies, perfect for a hot summer day!
Farmers Markets and Flea Markets
Sunrise-5pm, Friday and Saturday
Flea & Farmers Market at Hocking Hills Market
Who knows what you’ll find at the Hocking Hills Flea Market! See what thrifty finds you can spot or grab some local fresh produce!
9-1pm Wednesdays, 9-12pm Saturdays
Athens Farmers Market
Athens Farmer’s Market is a great place to stop by for local produce, maple syrup, baked goods, salsa, crafts and so much more! You never know what you’ll find at our flea markets but you know it will be local, fresh and handmade.
Get out there and get your dance on at these local venues, with weekly live performances!
Hocking Hills Winery
-Live music 6-9pm Fridays and Saturdays
-Live music 4-7pm Saturday, 6-9pm Friday
Rockside Winery and Vineyards
-Live Music Saturdays 5pm
John Glenn Astronomy park
8:45pm Friday and Saturday night Sky Viewings.
Come out and see the stars as you’d never seen them before! Hocking Hills’ famous clear night skies are perfect for getting a good at the stars and planets above!
If you enjoy this event, don’t forget to check out our Observatory cabin, which comes with a Celestron Astromaster EQ Telescope to view the stars right outside of your cabin. Not to mention the private pool, hot tub and cold plunge!