June 1st, 2013 Scramble startes at 1:00 p.m. Lions Club Golf Scramble
Manchester Lions Club Annual Golf Scramble at Hilltop Golf Course, Saturday, June 1 @ 1:00 p.m.
Cash, food and door prizes for all who enter.
Closest to the hole prize, longest successful putt, lots of door prizes.
Non-Hilltop members - $50
Members without cart - $35
Members with cart - $25
For more information contact the Manchester Lions Club at (937) 549-2274 or Hilltop Golf Course at (937) 549-2904
1649 Brown Hill Road - Hilltop Golf Course Manchester, Ohio 45144 Directions/Map
June 1st, 2013 Ice Cream Social at the Louden School House Louden One-Room Schoolhouse Ice Cream Social from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Contact Mary Fulton at (937) 587-2043
June 9th, 2013 1 to 5 p.m. Jacksonville Reunion and Picnic Jacksonville Reunion and Picnic at Jacksonville on Old St. Rt. 41 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact Lynne Newman at (937) 587-3358
June 15th, 2013 Ohio River Sweep Help clean up the river. Locations- Rome Boat Ramp, Brush Creek Boat Ramp, Manchester Island Boat Ramp, Manchester Riverfront Boat Ramp. For information contact Sam Perrin at Adams-Brown Recycling at (937) 378-3431
June 21st - June 23rd, 2013 Summer Solstice Sunset Celebration
Summer Solstice Celebration at Serpent Mound – all day
The FOSM annual festival, celebrating the summer sunset alignment with the serpent, will be for the entire weekend this year! Visitor can enjoy vendor and educational booths or listen to lectures to learn more about Serpent Mound’s history, mystery, and intrigue. Our keynote speaker on
Saturday will be noted Hopewell researcher Bill Romain. A guided sunset hike around the serpent effigy will happen both Friday and Saturday evening. In addition, a local minister will offer Sunday morning services in the shelter house. Please visit www.serpentmound.org for a complete list of speakers and the schedule for the weekend!
June 29th - June 30th, 2013 40th Annual Country Run for Fun-Ramblin' Relics Car Show at Adams County Fairgrounds in West Union, from 9–3:30 p.m. Contact Kenneth McCann at (937) 544-5266.
June 30th, 2013 Page One-Room School House event event at the corner of Page School Road off Vaughn Ridge Road. Program to be announced. Contact Mary Fulton at (937) 587-2043
- Corner of Page Road and Vaughn Ridge Rd West Union, Ohio 45693 Directions/Map
July 4th, 2013 Fourth of July Celebration and Lion's Club Parade in West Union - 9 a.m. line up. Parade starts at 10 a.m. next to Olde Wayside Inn. Contact Jud Paul at 937-544-1464 or Mel Pfistner at (937) 549-3331
July 13th, 2013 Reptile Days at Serpent Mound
Reptile Days –
10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
The Friends of Serpent Mound is pleased to announce the return of Reptile Day. Kids of all ages can learn about local reptiles through lectures and hands-on activities! www.serpentmound.org
July 14th - July 20th, 2013 122nd Annual Adams County Fair at the Adams County Fairgrounds in West Union. For more information visit www.adamscountyfairground.com or call Darlene Anderson at (937) 205-7141
July 15th, 2013 12:30-4:30pm John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail Dedication
County to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Morgan’s Raid
Adams County residents and visitors have noticed
the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail signs along county highways and byways
retracing Morgan’s path of destruction through Adams County in 1863. The
32-mile heritage trail across the county is part of the John Hunt Morgan
Heritage Trail of Ohio, a 561 mile self-guided driving tour tracing Gen. Morgan’s
route through 18 counties in southern and eastern Ohio.
150 years ago on July 13, 1863, General John H.
Morgan and a Confederate cavalry of 2,000 soldiers crossed the Whitewater River
at the Ohio-Indiana border near Cincinnati to distract the Union
Army from campaigns in Gettysburg and Vicksburg and bring the war to the
northern front. Morgan’s men successfully evaded the Union Army until the
Battle at Buffington Island, the only Civil War battle to take place in Ohio.
On July 26 Morgan finally surrendered when Union soldiers under the command of
Major Rue caught up with him and what was left of his raiders near Salineville
in Columbiana County.
Morgan’s cavalry entered Adams County on the morning
of July 15 at Winchester and Eckmansville where they shot a man and pillaged
nearby farms, homes and villages for food, supplies and fresh horses. After
leaving Winchester on Graces Run Road, Morgan’s men crossed the Harshaville
Covered Bridge and followed Wheat Ridge to Zane’s Trace (St. Rt. 41), tuning
north and going through Jacksonville. That night the raiders encamped on the
grounds of Wickerham Inn. The following morning Morgan rode into Locust Grove
for breakfast. Morgan’s Raiders then turned east and followed Hackleshin Road
into Pike County.
In Adams County 28 heritage signs are up along the
trail Morgan took in 1863, including two interpretive kiosks at Winchester and
Locust Grove presenting historical information and local stories about the
raid. Across the state over 600 signs
and 56 kiosks follow Morgan’s route through Ohio.
To commemorate Adams County’s role in Morgan’s
historic raid the Adams County Travel & Visitors Bureau, the Adams County
Historical Society and the Ohio Civil War Trail Commission are proud to
announce a unique three part dedication of the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail in
Adams County on Monday, July 15. Starting at 1:00 p.m. the dedication begins at
Winchester; at 2:45 a dedication of the historically renovated Harshaville
Covered Bridge will follow; at 4:00 the dedication ceremony at Locust Grove will
conclude the day’s events.
Those attending the dedication will be asked to
follow the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail to all three dedication sites.
Morgan trail dedications are planned all across Ohio
with the first one set for July 13 in the village of Harrison.In Adams County the special guest speaker for
the dedication will be Lester Horwitz, author of “The Longest Raid”, a historical account of Morgan’s entire raid
across three states. Also speaking will be David Mowery of the Ohio Civil War
Trail Commission and author of “Morgan’s
Great Raid”. Other speakers are also included in the dedication.
The Adams County Travel & Visitors Bureau and
the Adams County Historical Society are sponsoring the dedication. For a
complete dedication schedule and list of speakers please contact the Adams
County Travel & Visitors Bureau at (937) 544-5639 or email email@example.com.
More information on the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail dedication will be made
available as details are finalized.
Please see extended listing for dedication schedule and times
July 26th - July 27th, 2013 Indian Artifact Show at the Riverbarn in Manchester. Showtime is Friday, noon-10 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact Mike Evans at 937-549-1877.
July 27th, 2013 Adams County Genealogy Society Reunion from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Heritage Center in West Union. For more information contact the Adams County Genealogy Society at 937-544-8522, Thursdays and Saturdays.
July 28th, 2013 Page One Room School House Event at the corner of Page School Road off Vaughn Ridge Road. Program to be announced. Contact Mary Fulton at (937) 587-2043.
- Corner of Page Road and Vaughn Ridge Rd West Union, Ohio 45693 Directions/Map
August 2nd - August 3rd, 2013 Kinfolk Landing Days at Manchester. Celebrate the founding of one of Ohio's oldest villages. Contact Jane Wilson at 937-549-4074
(Location disclosed upon registering) 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Everyone will gather on a property adjacent to Serpent Mound to watch the sky for meteors. We hope to take a count of how many meteors we see and what direction they are moving. There will also be a guided tour thru the sky. There is no cost, but we ask that you register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-937-587-3953 to get information on the location.
August 16th - August 17th, 2013 Fri. eve; Sat. afternoon; & Sat. evening 5th Annual Cowboy Copas Memorial Concert
August 16th - August 17th,
Fri. evening. afternoon; & Sat. evening
5th Annual Cowboy Copas Memorial Concert
2013 marks the 100th
anniversary of the birth of one of country & western’s legends, Cowboy
Copas, who was born in Adams County in 1913. Sadly, on March 5, 1963, his
career ended in a plane crash, which also claimed the lives of Hawkshaw Hawkins,
Patsy Cline, and Randy Hughes, who were returning from a March 3, 1963, benefit
concert at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, MO.
To memorialize these
anniversaries the Adams County Historical Society will be presenting a special
two-day Cowboy Copas Memorial Concert at the Red Barn Convention Center on Aug.
16 & 17.
Beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, August 16, the entertainment will include Earl Wiseman and the Kentucky
Express, The John Simon Band, and a special appearance by Cathy Copas Hughes,
daughter of Lloyd Estel “Cowboy” Copas, and a charity auction.
The Aug. 17 matinee at 2:00
p.m. will feature the Cantrell’s, and other classic county music performances in
the Cowboy Copas tradition.
The Saturday evening
festivities will begin at 6:00 PM with a panel discussion with Cathy Copas
Hughes, John Simon, Hawkshaw Hawkins II, and others who will discuss the lives
and careers of those who perished in the plane crash.
Saturday evening’s concert
will begin at 7:00 PM and will feature a musical tribute to Hawkshaw Hawkins by
his son, Hawkshaw Hawkins, II, a musical tribute to Cowboy Copas presented by
Earl Wiseman, and a musical tribute to Patsy Cline, presented by acclaimed recording and preforming artist Mandy Barnett.Introducing the show will be former C-103
announcer Ted Foster who will present the March 3 Kansas City newscast
introducing the final show of Hawkins, Copas, and Cline.
Tickets for the Aug. 16 show
are $10.00.Tickets for the Aug. 17
afternoon concert are $10.00. Tickets for the Aug 17 evening performances are
$25.00. The ticket price for all three shows $35.00. For tickets call (937)
587-2043 or (937) 587-3358 or the Adams County Historical Society at P.O. Box
306, West Union, Oh 45693.
2223 Russellville Road - At the Red Barn Convention Center Winchester, Ohio 45697 Directions/Map
August 17th, 2013 17th Annual Marine Corps League 5-K Race and Walk
17th annual Marine Corps League 5-K Race and Walk -Contact Danny Blanton at (937) 217-3516.
August 25th, 2013 Page One-Room School House Event at the corner of Page School Road and Vaughn Ridge Road. Program to be announced. Contact Mary Fulton at (937) 587-2043
Corner of Page Rd. and Vaughn Ridge Rd - Corner of Page Rd. and Vaughn Ridge Rd West Union, OH 45693 Directions/Map
August 30th - September 1st, 2013 Winchester Caramel Festival.
The Winchester Caramel Festival will have live music, Civil War era ghost walk, community wide yard sales, talent shows and parade. Fun for the whole family. For more information contact the Winchester Caramel Festival at (937) 695-0950
September 6th - September 8th, 2013 Bentonville Harvest Festival. Friday evening, Sat. & Sun. at Bentonville. Contact Sue Naylor at 937-549-3360.
September 7th, 2013 Archaeology & Geology Day at Serpent Mound
Archaeology & Ohio Geology Day
at Serpent Mound, 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Members from different chapters of the Archaeological Society of Ohio will display their artifactsand be available to answer questions from the public. Also, learn about Adams County's unique geological feature “the Serpent Mound Crypto Explosion Area.” Do you have an artifact that you
would like to have identified, bring it along! However, there will be no buying, selling, or trading of artifacts on Serpent Mound property. www.serpentmound.org
September 27th - September 28th, 2013 Adams County Heritage Days Adams County Heritage Days, Friday evening and Saturday in Tranquility at the John T. Wilson Homestead located at 92 Old St. Rt. 32, Peebles. Relive an era of time gone by and learn about historical events of the time. Contact the Wilson Homestead at (513) 724-3186 or johntwilsonhomestead.com
92 Old St. Rt. 32 - John T. Wilson Homestead Peebles, Ohio 45660 Directions/Map
September 28th, 2013 8am Adams County Half Marathon & 5K Race
Run the Amish Country
Race will begin and end at Miller’s Bakery & Furniture. The course takes you through the rolling hills of the beautiful Amish community country farms of Wheat Ridge and Unity Road in Adams County, Ohio. Amish children will be handing out water in front of their 4 schools along the course. All participants will receive a T-shirt and awesome goody bag. All Participants completing the course will receive a unique Amish finisher medal. Please click here to register.
October 27th, 2013 Page One Room School House Event at the corner of Page School Road off Vaughn Ridge Road. Program to be announced. Contact Mary Fulton at (937) 587-2043
Corner of Page Rd and Vaughn Ridge Rd West Union, OH 45693 Directions/Map
November 11th, 2013 Veterans Day Parade
starts at 11:00 a.m. in West Union. Contact Sam Kimmerly at (937) 386-0293 or Wallace Boden at (937) 217-1976
November 14th - November 16th, 2013 11am - 5:30pm. Christmas Open House at Carriage Lane Antiques
Come celebrate the Spirit of Christmas and see our dazzling display of Christmas items including: Wreaths, ornaments, yard stakes, wall plaques, snowmen, santas, not to mention, all the beautiful antiques and glassware. Contact Anita Vogler for more information at 937-549-4530
November 16th, 2013 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Open House at the Adams County Heritage Center
Hosted by the Adams County Historical Society. Contact Lynn Newman at (937) 587-3358
Adams County Historical Societymore info 507 North Cherry Street West Union, OH 45693 Directions/Map
November 29th - December 24th, 2013 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Miller's Christmas Tree Farm 21st Anniversary – Open every day except Monday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., until December 24. Located west of West Union at 1600 Eckmansville Road. Contact Miller’s Tree Farm at (937) 544-2220.
November 30th, 2013 Adams Country Christmas Christmas on the Adams County Courthouse Square in West Union. Starts at 5:30, welcoming ceremony at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact Marie Palmer at (937) 587-3749 or Sally Cunningham at (937) 587-3078
December 7th, 2013 Peebles Christmas Celebration lighting of the Christmas tree and other events starts at 6 p.m. Contact Sharon Malcom at (937) 587-2417
December 7th - December 8th, 2013 Page One-Room School House Christmas Event
Page School is located at the corner of Page School Road and Vaughn Ridge Road east of West Union off St. Rt. 125. For information contact Mary Fulton at (937) 587-2043
December 7th, 2013 Old Fashion Christmas at the American Legion Post At the American Legion Post in Peebles. Contact Mary Dunlap at (937) 798-1376
December 13th, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Manchester Hometown Christmas
Christmas in Manchester on Friday, December 13 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Community Building for all children of Manchester village ages 0-12. Santa will be giving away Chistmas Gifts to every child. Hayrides with a police escort, refreshments and a bicycle give-away. At 7:30 p.m. Manchester will be having a Christmas Tree Lighting on 2nd Street.
December 14th, 2013 Adams County Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Contact the Cincinnati Museum Center's Edge of Appalachia Preserve at 937-544-2880.
December 21st, 2013 4:00pm - 8:00pm Lighting the Serpent
Lighting the Serpent
(Rain or wind date – Dec. 22nd), 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Celebrate the Winter Solstice at Serpent Mound by helping the Friends of Serpent Mound with their 10th year of Lighting the Serpent! Help volunteers light over 1000 luminary candles around the serpent effigy. Please bring a long taper candle and a flashlight and arrive by 5pm to take part in the lighting celebration, or arrive afterward until 8pm, to enjoy in the scenic, holiday, festive
glow. There will be free hot drinks and seasonal goodies, plus a food vendor for those wanting more!
For more information, please contact Delsey Wilson 1-937-205-0094 or visit
3850 State Route 73 - 5 miles NW of Locust Grove on State Route 73 Peebles, OH 45660 Directions/Map