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May 2 (Thu)
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May 5 (Sun)
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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......

Cost: Free Event

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 13 miles
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May 3 (Fri)
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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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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May 3 (Fri)
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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......

Cost: $20 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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May 4 (Sat)
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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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
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May 4 (Sat)
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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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
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May 4 (Sat)
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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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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May 4 (Sat)
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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......

Cost: $20 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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May 10 (Fri)
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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......

Cost: $20 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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May 11 (Sat)
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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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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May 11 (Sat)
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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......

Cost: $20 per person

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
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May 12 (Sun)
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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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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May 17 (Fri)
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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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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May 18 (Sat)
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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......

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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May 23 (Thu)
May 24 (Fri)
May 25 (Sat)
May 26 (Sun)
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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......

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 23 (Thu)
May 24 (Fri)
May 25 (Sat)
May 26 (Sun)
May 27 (Mon)
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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......

Cost: Free Events

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 19 miles
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May 24 (Fri)
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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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

May 25 (Sat)
May 26 (Sun)
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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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
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May 25 (Sat)
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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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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May 26 (Sun)
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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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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May 26 (Sun)
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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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
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Wildlife

May 26 (Sun)
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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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Family Oriented
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May 31 (Fri)
Special Interest
Wildlife

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

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Special Interest
Wildlife

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