Ohio University Dad’s Weekend 2021
This weekend is all about the dads of the alum studying hard away from home at Ohio University. Where the dad jokes run wild and there’s plenty to do in Hocking Hills and Athens areas! Take Dad on a trip he won’t forget with these awesome happenings in the area!
While there’s plenty of things to check out around campus and a load of places to go eat, we’ve scoured the area for activities to do this weekend!
Saturday November 6th
Tunnel Vision: Moonville
27331 OH-278, McArthur, Ohio
Hosted by Lake Hope State Park, where you will caravan in your own vehicle from Hope School House to Wheelabout Road to the tunnel. On this tour listen to the history of the rail line and plans for the future! There is a 1-mile walk included. You can call the Nature Center for more details and questions at: 740-596-3030
Athens Farmers Market
1000 E State St. Athens, Ohio 45701
Makers Market at Hocking College
3301 Hocking Pkwy Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
Come enjoy local art vendors, food, kids activities, demonstrations and more! Hocking Makers Network seeks to support all makers, crafters, and artists in their skills and business by offering opportunities for learning, growth, and networking!
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
33 West Canal Street, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
11am and 2pm
Enjoy the longest-running annual event, the Santa Train. It has been a long-standing family tradition for over three decades. That is 40 years of family fun! Two trains depart the Nelsonville Depot traveling round trip to East Logan and back. Each train features the same theme. Santa will hop on board and visit each child as the train rides through the historic Hocking River Valley. Each coach is decorated and heated, revel in the Christmas cheer as Christmas music plays throughout the train! Make sure you bring your Christmas wishlist to share with Santa!With all Hocking Hills and Athens has to offer, you really can’t go wrong visiting your Ohio University Bobcat any time of the year!