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March 3rd, 2018
15th Annual Adams County Amish Bird Symposium Join the Adams County Travel & Visitors Bureau and the Adams County Amish Community for a daylong celebration of birds that features speakers, vendors, live raptors from Raptor Incorporated, and other activities. Registration required. View/print a registration form here.

Extended listing for 15th Annual Adams County Amish Bird Symposium

3735 Wheat Ridge Road
West Union, Ohio 45693
Directions/Map

937-544-5639



March 31st, 2018
26th Annual Children's Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday March 31st is the 26th Annual Children's Easter Egg Hunt at the Wilson Children's Home in West Union.  Registration: 12:00 P.M. Festivities: 1;00 P.M.  Ages: Walking to Age 2, Age 3-4, Age 5-6, Age 7-8, Age 9-10. Eggs will be exchanged for candy. Prizes drawn randomly for each group. Past Prizes have included bicycles, basketballs and sport sets, pedal cars and trucks, riding toys, wagons, educational toys, books, games, puzzles and Easter Baskets. For more information contact (937) 544-2511.


300 N Wilson Drive - Wilson Children's Home
West Union, Ohio 45693
Directions/Map

937-544-2511



April 7th, 2018
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Loose Thread Quilters Quilt Show
Loose Thread Quilters Quilt Show of Peebles will be holding their annual Quilt show on Saturday at the Peebles Methodist Church, 1370 Measley Ridge Rd. Sharing the talents of local artisans with our community. Bed turning will be at 1:00 p.m., trunk show, door prizes, and demonstrations all day long. For more information call (513) 218-3373


1370 Measley Ridge Rd. - Peebles Methodist Church
Peebles, Ohio 45660
Directions/Map



April 14th, 2018
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
8th Annual Quilt Show

The 8th annual quilt show is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. At Stone Chapel United Methodist Church, 89 Trefz Rd.,West Union. Bed turning at 2:30 p.m., door prizes, etc. For more information contact Linda Copas at (937) 217-4695.



89 Trefz Road - Stone Chapel United Methodist Church
West Union, Ohio 45693
Directions/Map



April 28th, 2018
Bentonville Anti Horse Thief Society Banquet

 The Bentonville Anti-Horse Thief Society Banquet at Burning Heart Camp at 7 p.m. in Bentonville. Contact Verna Naylor at (937) 549-3360.





May 4th, 2018
4:00 pm until
Wheat Ridge Amish School Benefit Auction & Supper Supper starts at 4 p.m. & auction at 5 p.m. Located at Ridge Way Lumber on Wheat Ridge Road. For more information contact (937) 544-7566.

3735 Wheat Ridge Road
West Union, Ohio 45693
Directions/Map

(937) 544-7576



May 4th - May 6th, 2018
Spring into Spring Arts & Crafts Fair at Gallery 32 Arts & Crafts Fair The first weekend of May come and enjoy our Spring into Spring at our Craft Fair Friday, Saturday and Sunday Show. 

2586 Burnt Cabin Road
Seaman, OH 45679
Directions/Map

513-767-1974



May 5th - May 6th, 2018
Free Fishing Weekend Free fishing weekend throughout Ohio. Good time to sample the fishing locally at Adams Lake and Ohio Brush Creek & Ohio River.



May 12th, 2018
Ohio Brush Creek Sweep On Ohio Brush Creek. Interested participants need to contact Bill Wickerham at the Adams Co. Soil & Water at (937) 544-1010.            



May 18th - May 20th, 2018
Millipedes

With Derek Hennen, PhD candidate, Virginia Tech. 

Millipedes originated in the Silurian Period and are among the oldest of land invertebrates. Scientists continue to discover compounds new to science used by millipedes. Few experts exist for this species rich group but one of the rising stars is PhD candidate and Ohio's own Derek Hennen. Derek has studied the millipede richness of Ohio in preparation for a forthcoming book on these fascinating creatures. The workshop will be a mix of lab (microscope work) and field time. The workshop will be a continuation of the preserve's to catalog millipedes and to better understand their ecological needs. This may only be the second millipede workshop ever held in Ohio. 

Do not miss this workshop!!


Website for Millipedes

4274 Waggoner Riffle Road - Edge of Applachia Preserve The Eulett Center
West Union, Oh 45693
Directions/Map

937-544-2880



May 19th, 2018
Scioto Brush Creek Sweep Interested participants need to contact Bill Wickerham at The Adams Co. Soil & Water Dept at (937) 544-1010.

(937) 544-1010



June 9th, 2018
Reptile Day at Serpent Mound

Built by Native Americans at least 1,000 years ago, possibly even longer, Serpent Mound aptly demonstrates the fact that the ability of serpents to inspire and intrigue people is timeless. We will be displaying live snakes, turtles, and even a few amphibians to not only admire and gaze upon, but to touch and learn from. 


Website for Reptile Day at Serpent Mound

3850 State Route 73 - Serpent Mound
Peebles, Ohio 45660
Directions/Map

E-mail: 1-800-752-2757



June 15th - June 17th, 2018
The Ancient Dunes & Ecology of Sandy Springs, Ohio

With Matt Purtill (ABD), Archaeologist, Ball State University & Jim McCormac, Contract Biologist and Author.

Sandy Springs is a sleepy little hamlet along the majestic Ohio River in southern Adams County, 18 miles from the preserve. The Ohio River belie its' status as the most important Paleoindian site in Ohio and one of the last remaining sand terraces in the state. Mr. Purtill's recent study using LiDAR and renowned botanist and one of Ohio's greatest naturalists, Jim McCormac will co-lead us in the field to view as many of Sandy Spring's unique species as possible. This will be a foray into Ohio's past. 

Do not miss this workshop!!.


Website for The Ancient Dunes & Ecology of Sandy Springs, Ohio

4274 Waggoner Riffle Road - Edge of Applachia Preserve The Eulett Center
West Union, Oh 45693
Directions/Map

937-544-2880



June 16th, 2018
Ohio River Sweep
 For more information you can contact Whitney Lawhorn at 937-378-3431 ext. 104.

Website for Ohio River Sweep

937-378-3431 ext. 104



Summer Solstice at Serpent Mound June 23rd, 2018
Summer Solstice at Serpent Mound

The summer solstice celebration at Serpent Mound is an opportunity to anchor our personal connection to the peoples of our past, and the infinity and majesty of our ever mysterious universe.



Website for Summer Solstice at Serpent Mound

3850 St. Rt. 73
Peebles, Ohio 45660
Directions/Map



July 4th, 2018
Lion's Club 4th of July Parade

The July 4th Lions Club Parade in West Union - 9 a.m. line up. Parade starts at 10 a.m. next to Olde Wayside Inn.  

 



Main Street
West Union, Ohio 45693
Directions/Map



July 6th - July 8th, 2018
Caddisflies (Trichoptera)

With Dr. Michael A. Floyd, Biologist, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Kentucky Ecological Services Field Office.

Caddisflies (Order Trichoptera) are a very successful and diverse group of aquatic insects that occupy freshwater habitats throughout the world. They are one of the cornerstone groups used in water quality monitoring programs. Their widespread distribution and ecological diversification is owed much to the larva. Dr. Floyd will guide us through this fascinating group of organisms that includes 270 Ohio species. He has over 30 years of experience and is a well respected authority on the subject. Specimens collected during the workshop will be used in the development for a Trichoptera collection for the preserve. Both lay and professional biologists alike will benefit from Dr. Floyd's deep knowledge of the subject.

Do not miss this work shop!!


Website for Caddisflies (Trichoptera)

4274 Waggoner Riffle Road - Edge of Applachia Preserve The Eulett Center
West Union, Oh 45693
Directions/Map

937-544-2880



July 8th - July 14th, 2018
127th Annual Adams County Fair

The 127th Adams County Fair at the Adams County Fairgrounds in West Union. For more information call Darlene Anderson at (937) 205-7141.

Like us at our Facebook page @https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adams-County-Fair.


Website for 127th Annual Adams County Fair

P.O. Box 548 836 Boyd Ave - Adams County Fairgrounds
West Union, Ohio 45693
Directions/Map

(937) 544-3290 Office during the hours of the Fair



August 3rd - August 4th, 2018
Manchester River Days 2018

Manchester River Days Days at Manchester, OH. Celebrate the founding of one of Ohio's oldest villages. Opening Ceremony features a Queen pageant, Bingo, Baked Good Auction. There will be rides and entertainment for the whole family!  FIREWORKS on Aug. 4th.



Front Street - Veterans' Park and River Front Park
Manchester, Ohio 45144
Directions/Map

937-779-7818



August 4th, 2018
River Rats Poker Run

 River Rats Poker Run is always the first Saturday in August with a rain date of 2 weeks later if needed. This years date is August 4th with Pre-registration starting the week before. 

FIREWORKS at dark over the Ohio River at Manchester!!



9946 U.S 52
Manchester, Ohio 45144
Directions/Map

937-217-3000



August 17th - August 19th, 2018
Bristle Flies (Tachinidae)

With Dr. John Stireman, Professsor, Wright State University.

Workshops on flies have eluded workshops organizers for the past 13 years, but Dr. Stireman has offered his expertise with bristle flies to break the drought. It is only fitting we enter the Diptera realm with one of the more bizarre and fascinating groups-bristle flies, also known as Tachnids. All have fascinating biological stories to tell and lessons to teach, especially the bristle flies' role in controlling pests. It's a diverse group with over 650 species known from the northeastern US and several hundred from Ohio. Participants will be taught the finer points of bristle fly identification using morphology, learning techniques from the field to view. This is a groundbreaking, one of a kind event.

Do not miss this work shop!!


Website for Bristle Flies (Tachinidae)

4274 Waggoner Riffle Road - Edge of Applachia Preserve The Eulett Center
West Union, Oh 45693
Directions/Map

937-544-2880



August 18th, 2018
Walk to End Alzheimer's at Adams County Fairgrounds Adams, Brown, & Highland Co.Walk to End Alzheimer's will take place at the Adams County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug.18th. Registration at 9 am/Walk at 10 am - 1 mile. For more information, to donate or to register visit www.alz.org/walk or call toll free 1-800-272-3900 to learn more about registration or 513-632-3827.
Website for Walk to End Alzheimer's at Adams County Fairgrounds

836 Boyd Avenue - Adams County Fairgrounds
West Union, Ohio 45693
Directions/Map

E-mail: dbosse@alz.org



11th Annual Cowboy Copas Memorial Concert August 18th, 2018
11th Annual Cowboy Copas Memorial Concert

The Adams County Historical Society will present the 11th annual Cowboy Copas Memorial Concert at the community center in Blue Creek. on Aug. 18th (A tentative date so please check back @ adamscountytravel.org for updates)  7 PM. Food will be served and a cake auction will be held.

For  more information you can call Mary Fulton (937) 587-2043 or Lynne Newman (937) 587-3358.




8996 Blue Creek Road - Jefferson Community Center
Blue Creek, Ohio 45616
Directions/Map



August 24th - August 26th, 2018
Winchester Homecoming Festival.

The Winchester Homecoming Festival is fun for the whole family!

For more information contact Patsy Roberts, President of the Winchester Homecoming Festival at (937) 403-1315

  



Website for Winchester Homecoming Festival.

Winchester, Ohio 45697
Directions/Map



August 25th, 2018
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Archaeology Day at Serpent Mound

We are celebrating Ohio's rich American Indian legacies. Attend lectures by prominent archaeologists, tour artifact displays bring your own collection for help in interpreting what you've found, and try your own hand at ancient skills from flint-knapping to atlatl throwing. Join us for a day full of Native American demonstrations and displays. Demonstrations will be done throughout the day and artifact displays will be set up throughout the park. Native American games and face painting will be available for all of the children.

Event is free with $8.00 parking fee. Event is under shelter and will be held rain or shine.

For details see www.arcofappalachia.org (Click on Events), or call Serpent Mound: 1-800-752-2757


Website for Archaeology Day at Serpent Mound

3850 St. Rt. 73 - Serpent Mound
Peebles, Ohio 45660
Directions/Map

Toll-Free: 1-800-752-2757



September 1st, 2018
21st Annual Amish School Benefit Cookout

Festivities start at 9:00 AM and the Barbecue from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Miller's Bakery & Furniture on Wheat Ridge Road. On the menu for the Barbecue: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Noodles, Chip's and fresh Pie, Homemade Ice Cream, Coffee and Soft Drinks.




960 Wheat Ridge Road - Miller's Bakery & Furniture
West Union, Ohio 45693
Directions/Map

(937) 544-8524



September 6th, 2018
4:30pm to 7:00pm
Adams County Junior Fair Beef Barbecue
Evening meal begins at 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Ohio Valley Career & Tech Center in West Union. Dine-In/Take Out Menu: Roast Beef Sandwiches, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Potato Chips and Drinks. Tickets available at: OSU Extension Adams County (937) 544-2339-Your local 4-H Club or FFA Chapter or Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information contact Corbett Phipps at (937) 205-0842 or (937) 544-2088


175 Lloyd Road - Ohio Valley Career & Technology Center
West Union, Ohio 45693
Directions/Map



September 6th - September 9th, 2018
42nd Bentonville Festival
The Bentonville Festival will take place Sept. 6, 7 & 9th. For more information Contact Sue Naylor at (937) 549-3360

  



State Route 41 - Bentonville School
Bentonville, Ohio 45105
Directions/Map



September 8th, 2018
Astronomy Night at Serpent Mound

Saturday Sept. the 8th. For more information go to the website or you can call 1-800-752-2757.


Website for Astronomy Night at Serpent Mound

3850 St. Rt. 73
Peebles, Ohio 45660
Directions/Map

Toll-Free: 1-800 752-2757



Erwin Farms Corn Maze September 8th, 2018
Erwin Farms Corn Maze

Erwin Farms Corn Maze will be opening September 8th. Open Fri, Sat. & Sun. from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 

Pumpkins, Mums, Gourds, Indian Corn, or take a ride on our pumpkin train!

Contact numbers are (513) 515-0084 

Like us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/mark.aleisha/



1365 Coon Hill Road
Winchester, Ohio 45697
Directions/Map



September 13th - September 16th, 2018
51st Annual Peebles Old Timers Days.

The 51st Annual Peebles Old Timers Day Festival starts, Sept. 13-14-15 & 16th, Thur., Fri., Sat., and Sunday.  Festival starts at 6:00 p.m. Thursday in downtown Peebles. Grand Parade 3 p.m. on Sunday. 

For more information contact Marie Palmer @ (937) 587-3749

Or visit us on our Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peebles-Old-Timers-Day-Festival/


Website for 51st Annual Peebles Old Timers Days.

Main Street - Peebles Ohio
Peebles, Ohio 45660
Directions/Map



Forgotten Way Farm And Corn Maze September 15th, 2018
Forgotten Way Farm And Corn Maze Forgotten Way Farm & Corn Maze open Sept. 15th.  Saturday & Sundays 2 PM - dark. Petting Zoo, Mums, Kids Games, Wagon Rides, Pumpkins, Corn Hole, and Field trips welcome. Night Walks every Saturday until 10:00 PM. 
We are available for a limited number of private/birthday parties. Call to reserve today!
Like us on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/forgottenwaymaze/


4675 Eckmansville Road
Winchester, Ohio 45697
Directions/Map

(937) 386-4048



September 19th - September 22nd, 2018
105th Anniversary-Seaman Fall Festival.

The 105th Anniversary of the Seaman Fall Festival, one of Ohio's oldest community festivals. For more information contact Doris Bailey at (937) 386-2083. 

Or visit us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SeamanFallFestival



Seaman, Ohio 45679
Directions/Map



September 19th - September 22nd, 2018
7th annual Skinny Fest Bluegrass Festival

Thursday Sept.20th thru Saturday Sept.22nd.  

 Everyone is welcome! Yes...SkinnyFest Admission and Parking is Free!! Please check us out on our website and also check us out on Facebook often for updates!


Website for 7th annual Skinny Fest Bluegrass Festival

1266 Hamilton Road
Lynx, Ohio 45650
Directions/Map



September 28th, 2018
Wheat Ridge Amish School Benefit Auction & Grilled Chicken BBQ Supper.

Supper starts at 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. & Auction starts at 5 p.m. at Ridge Way Lumber on Wheat Ridge. 

On the Menu: Chicken, Baked Beans, Noodles, Potato Salad, Pie & Ice-Cream, Coffee, Pop & Water. For more info contact (937) 544-7566.



3735 Wheat Ridge Road
West Union, Ohio 45693
Directions/Map

(937) 544-7566



Adams County Heritage Day September 28th - September 29th, 2018
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Adams County Heritage Day

Adams County Heritage Day 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. Fun and History for all ages.

 Activities! Petting Zoo, Grassy Run Period, Crafts, Muzzle Shooting Contest (demonstrations in the morning). Period Vendors. Find us on Facebook @ 

 https://www.facebook.com/JohnTWilsonHomestead


Website for Adams County Heritage Day

92 Old St. Rt. 32 - John T. Wilson Homestead
Peebles, Ohio 45660
Directions/Map



September 29th - September 30th, 2018
Old Fashion Draft Horse, Mule, & Pony Field Days and Antique Tractor Show
 Will be held at Glen-Dale Park, 2915 Fawcett Road, 6 miles south of Peebles.  Saturday Sept. 29th thru Sunday Sept. 30th.



2915 Fawcett Road
Peebles, Ohio 45660
Directions/Map

(937) 587-3293



16th annual Jack Roush Day September 29th, 2018
16th annual Jack Roush Day

Don't miss the 16th annual Jack Roush Day Saturday the 29th (tenative date, Oct. 6th., depending on NASCAR schedule) at the Riverbarn. Named after Manchester's own home town racing legend Jack Roush!

 For more information contact Buster @ (937) 779-2782

Like us on our Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/River-Barn-985986044764798/



7023 U.S. 52 - west entrance of Manchester
Manchester, Ohio 45144
Directions/Map



October 6th, 2018
41st Annual Miller's Anniversary Customer Appreciation Day 41st Annual Miller's Anniversary Customer Appreciation and Cookout at Miller Bakery & Furniture on Wheat Ridge Road. Contact Miller's at (937) 544-8524.

960 Wheat Ridge Road - Miller's Bakery & Furniture
West Union, Ohio 45693
Directions/Map

937544-8524



10th Annual Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair & Harvest Celebration October 12th - October 14th, 2018
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
10th Annual Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair & Harvest Celebration

October 12th, 13th and 14th from 10 AM to 5 PM.

    Fresh Herbs, Herbal Products, Food, Crafts, Antiques, Live Music, Pumpkin Cannon, Antique Tractors and of course Pumpkins!!

    For more information contact Kim Erwin at (937) 544-8252 or visit the Website.. 


Website for 10th Annual Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair & Harvest Celebration

817 Tater Ridge Road - In the Heart of Amish Country
West Union, Ohio 45693
Directions/Map



October 26th - October 28th, 2018
Lichens

With Dr. Bob Klips, Associate Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University.

Lichens are ubiquitous in Ohio yet a very few people know anything about them, nor can they name one species. This workshop will look to turn the tide of the lichen-deficit-disorder by educating participants about Ohio's natural resources. Learning to identify with the 233 macrolichen species recorded for Ohio. Bob Klips is the perfect instructor along with Co-author of "Macrolichens of Ohio", Ray Showman who will also be on hand for Saturday's workshop. Participants will leave knowing the common macrolichen species by sight and have the tools to identify others. This is a not to be missed opportunity to finally tackle the group on everyone's  "bucket list"--lichens!!

Do not miss this work shop!!!


Website for Lichens

4274 Waggoner Riffle Road - Edge of Applachia Preserve The Eulett Center
West Union, Oh 45693
Directions/Map

937-544-2880



Veterans Day Ceremony 2018 November 11th, 2018
Veterans Day Ceremony 2018

Starts at 11:00 AM at the Court House in West Union. For more information contact the Veterans Services Office at (973) 544-5005.



110 W Main Street - Adams County Court House
West Union, Ohio 45693
Directions/Map



November 24th, 2018
Adams Country Christmas Christmas on the Adams County Courthouse Square in West Union. Starts at 5:30 p.m. Welcoming ceremony at 6:30 p.m. 

110 W Main street - Adams County Court House
West Union, Ohio 45693
Directions/Map



December 1st, 2018
Peebles Christmas Celebration Lighting of the Christmas tree and other events starts at 6:00 p.m.

Main Street
Peebles, Ohio 45660
Directions/Map