Hocking Hills, Ohio is a haven of outdoor adventure and scenic beauty but if you find yourself traveling this direction over Father’s Day weekend, there’s even more to experience. You’ll be just in time to enjoy the Washboard Music Festival in all of its audible glory. The Washboard Music Festival is one of southeastern Ohio’s most exciting celebrations of music and a wonderful way to spend time in this beautiful locale.
Where History and Fun Collide
Named for the Columbus Washboard Company, this music festival is held in the city of Logan which is often pointed to as the very heart of Hocking Hills. While washboards were designed to be instruments of hygiene and cleanliness, creative musicians quickly discovered that a well-played washboard can be the perfect addition to a folk band! Out of the concept of musical innovation, the Washboard Music Festival was born and continue to delight guests year after year.
Festival Fun and Highlights
The Washboard Music Festival will be held June 13th through the 15th in 2019 and guests are invited to come and indulge in a variety of activities, performances, and opportunities to shop. Over the course of three days, guests make their way through downtown Logan to enjoy live bluegrass, jazz and folk music at the hands of local musicians. It’s not uncommon for an impromptu after-hours jam session to be held, so keep your ears open at all hours for this fun and perhaps an unexpected opportunity.
Between concerts, guests can enjoy browsing the many food vendors that are on-site to take care of those mid-day cravings that pop up. Local artisans set up shop on the streets and provide guests with hours of browsing through hand-crafted goods. Entertainment geared towards little ones is plentiful for those traveling to the festival with children while the entire family will be thrilled with a stop at the antique tractor show. The family-friendly parade is also a highlight of the Washboard Music Festival and the perfect place to satisfy your sweet tooth as you collect candy thrown from the floats. Whether you’re here for the music, mingling or food, there’s something fun for everyone at the Washboard Music Festival in Logan.
When you’re planning a trip to Hocking Hills to participate in the Washboard Music Festival, be sure to partner with Buffalo Lodging Company when it comes to your vacation accommodations. Our portfolio of rental cabins and lodges will keep you living in luxury from the moment you arrive. Contact us today for information and to begin planning your trip!