TENTATIVE 2019 Calendar of Events

JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC

If you are in Pike County or one of our adjacent counties and want to recommend one of your events to have listed on our website or in a future mailing, please complete the brief Event Submission Form.

January

22
Overnight Homeless Cold Shelter
8 pm - 6 am January 23; FBC Life Center
See the
Flyer for more information.

24
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce Banquet
Pike County CTC, social hour 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm.

30
Pike County Chili Cook Off
Bristol Village, Glenn Center Auditorium. Noon - 2 p.m.
See the Flyer for more information.

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February

8 - 10
Great Vacations Travel EXPO presented by AAA
The Pike County CVB will be at the Great Vacations Travel Show -AAA! Friday 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun 11-4 at the Ohio Expo Center, Cardinal Hall.
See the
Facebook page for more information.

22
OHIO Business of Games Summit
See the Website for more information.

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March

30
Pike County Shop Small, Shop Local Spring Craft and Vendor Show
S&S Fitness, 1949 US Highway 23, Waverly, Ohio 45690; 11am - 4pm.

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April

Thru September
Long's Retreat begins their season

Thru December
Dogwood Pass begins their season
Watch out for Calamidy Jane and all her glory! Good food, games and cowboys plus more. Call 740-835-1130 for details.

6
Spring Craft Show
Pike County Career Technology Center (JVS) from 10 am to 3 pm. Lots of nice crafts and gift items.

6
Ducky Derby
Waverly Lions Club House. Tickets are $10 each and include a breakfast and a chance to win some $$$.

25 - 28
Pike County Dogwood Festival
Piketon, Ohio---This street festival features exhibits highlighting old fashioned arts and crafts with a quilt show & chain saw demonstration. It also hosts an antique car show, a cyclist tour and trail ride, horseshoe and band contests, along with the best food offered anywhere! The Grande Parade is held on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Free Admission
Information: (614) 937-5940
www.pikecountydogwoodfestival.com

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May

4
Spring Wildflower Hike
The Naturalist at Pike Lake State Park will take you on a guided hike to introduce you to the varieties of spring flowers abloom in three beautiful southern Ohio Parks. Call for times and locations. Free Admission. Information: Matt Minter (740) 493-2212

31 - June 2
Antique Tractor & Machinery Show
Held at the Pike County Fair Grounds in Piketon, Ohio. This annual event features tractor and machinery displays, craft booths, demonstrations, live entertainment, raffles, daily parades, and games for kids. Camping is available upon request. Truck and Tractor Pull on Saturday. Admission: $3 at the gate, kids 12 and under free. Information: Steve Dean (740) 289-4124

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June

May 31 - June 2
Antique Tractor & Machinery Show
Held at the Pike County Fair Grounds in Piketon, Ohio. This annual event features tractor and machinery displays, craft booths, demonstrations, live entertainment, raffles, daily parades, and games for kids. Camping is available upon request. Truck and Tractor Pull on Saturday. Admission: $3 at the gate, kids 12 and under free. Information: Steve Dean (740) 289-4124

7 - 8
Elm Grove Days
This annual festival is sponsored by the Elm Grove Fire Department in Elm Grove, Ohio. It has a real family atmosphere with arts and crafts, kids’ games, spinning and weaving demonstrations, Chinese auction, queens pageant, fish fry, and home cooked meals. Free Admission. Information: Mike Carrico 740-222-2535

14 - 15
Waverly Street Fest
Held in downtown Waverly. Live music and a beer garden, food vendors, craft show and parade. Free admission.
Facebook page for details. .

22
Pike Lake Appalachian Music Festival
Musicians from all over Southern Ohio are sure to entertain you no matter what your style of music preference. You can not keep your toes from tapping time to the music as it fills the air in one of the most scenic natural areas in Ohio. Come to the outdoor amphitheater at The Pike Lake State Park, Bainbridge, Ohio, and enjoy great family fun and food. Free Admission. Information: Matt Minter 740-493-2212.

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July

4
Piketon July 4th Wing Ding
Held at the Piketon High School in Piketon, Ohio, from 3:00 pm to dusk and the fireworks display, this annual event is sponsored by the Village of Piketon with free food, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Bring your lawn chairs and relax. Free Admission. Information: 740-289-8154

4
Bristol Village Community Parade
Held at Bristol Village, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Parade at 10:30 featuring the Waverly High School marching band. Food, games and entertainment beginning at 11:30 a.m. Open to everyone in the Waverly area.

6
Dailyville Heritage Days
Come out and enjoy the celebration at the Dailyille Ball Park on St Rte. 220 in Waverly, Ohio. Food is served beginning around 4:00 pm; entertainment begins at 6:00 pm with fireworks at dusk. Family fun for kids of all ages! Free Admission. Information: Bob Dixon 740-947-2009

13
Railroad Days Rendezvous
Held at Pike Lake State Park on Pike Lake Road, Bainbridge Ohio, this event recognizes the historic, social and economic impact of railroads in Ohio. Displays of model RRs, collectibles and memorabilia, exhibits and model train displays are open 10 am to 3 pm. Games and live music, and food from the Friends of Pike Lake available at nominal cost. Free Admission. Information: Matt Minter 740-493-2212

26 - August 3
Pike County Fair
Come join us at the annual Pike County Fair held at the Pike County Fairgrounds in Piketon, Ohio! Jr. Fair featuring 4-H projects from cattle, pigs, goats and chickens to beautiful art and photography exhibits. The fair offers a two day demolition derby, horse and mule pulls, tractor pulls, arm wrestling, lots of food, and games of all kinds. This is a family event so come and see us. Harness Racing in Pike County is over 100 years old and is featured during the week. Admission charged. Information: www.pikecofair.com; 740-289-4566 or 740-289-4689

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August

July 26 - August 3
Pike County Fair
Come join us at the annual Pike County Fair held at the Pike County Fairgrounds in Piketon, Ohio! Jr. Fair featuring 4-H projects from cattle, pigs, goats and chickens to beautiful art and photography exhibits. The fair offers a two day demolition derby, horse and mule pulls, tractor pulls, arm wrestling, lots of food, and games of all kinds. This is a family event so come and see us. Harness Racing in Pike County is over 100 years old and is featured during the week. Admission charged. Information: www.pikecofair.com; 740-289-4566 or 740-289-4689

28 - Sept. 1
SamJam Bluegrass Festival
Pike County Fairgrounds, Piketon, Ohio
This 5 day festival features several bluegrass bands. Ricky Skaggs and J.D. Crowe are the headline acts for 2019. To order tickets, see the festival's complete lineup, and other details, visit www.samjambluegrass.com. Camping with water and electric hookups is available.
Information: Rick Greene (740) 547-9059.
rickgreene@southernohiomultimedia.com

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September

28 - Sept. 1
SamJam Bluegrass Festival
Pike County Fairgrounds, Piketon, Ohio
This 5 day festival features several bluegrass bands. Ricky Skaggs and J.D. Crowe are the headline acts for 2019. To order tickets, see the festival's complete lineup, and other details, visit www.samjambluegrass.com. Camping with water and electric hookups is available.
Information: Rick Greene (740) 547-9059.
rickgreene@southernohiomultimedia.com

21 - 22
Outdoor Adventure Weekend
Pike Lake State Park
Saturday activities include building Bluebird boxes, fishing, canoeing, the air gun range, archery, and finishes on Sunday with the Hunter education course. This event is held at Pike Lake State Park in Bainbridge, OH.
Information: Matt Minter (740) 493-2212

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October

4 - 5
Harvest Moon Campout
Craft and quilt show, corn hole, kids games and hayrides, with an eclectic mix of bluegrass, folk, and oldies music to be enjoyed at the amphitheater. Great food and family fun! Pike Lake State Park, 1847 Pike Lake Rd, Bainbridge, Ohio. Free Admission. Information: 740-493-2212

4 - 6
Beaver Oktoberfest
This annual event takes place in downtown Beaver, Ohio, and celebrates the German heritage of this southern Ohio village. Come and enjoy the crafts, vendors, rides, Queen’s pageant, and great food at this family friendly festival. Parade with visiting Queens held on Sunday.
Free Admission. See schedule at www.BeaverOktobertfest.com. Information: Steve Adams (740) 708-0385.

11-12
Bristol Village Fair
Held at Bristol Village in Waverly Ohio, this annual event offers many unique creations by the residents of Ohios Premier Retirement Center. Handmade jewelry and toys, paintings, quilts, and stained glass are offered by the widely- traveled residents who bring with them a unique variety of influences and cultures. Friday hours are from 9am-3pm and Saturday is 9am-noon.
Free Admission.
Information: Cherie Daniels (740) 947-2118

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November

22 - 24
First National Bank's Jingle Bell Luminary Parade Weekend
The weekend begins with the lighting of thousands of lights in Canal Park and the Candy Cane Variety Show. Saturday features the 5K Run, Craft Show, Wine Tasting and Art Show, Queens luncheon, lantern tours and the largest night time illuminated Christmas Parade in Southern Ohio. Check for additions to events. Admission charged to some events. Information: 740-947-9650
See the
Jingle Bell Website for more information and applications.

23
Wine Tasting and Art Show
This annual Wine Tasting and Art Show will be held at Pike County Seniors Center at 402 Clough St., Waverly, Ohio, from 1pm to 4pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door or Pike Art Guild, or Pike County Visitors Bureau. See us on facebook or on line or call 740-947-9650.
Admission Charged
See the Jingle Bell Website for more information and applications.

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December

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