calendar of events
The city of Cambridge and many communities throughout Guernsey and surrounding counties offer exciting events and attractions throughout the year. To learn more about the myriad of special events taking place this year, visit http://www.visitguernseycounty.com
Salt Fork Pool Party Packages. Available Year-Round
What a great way to celebrate a birthday or other special occasion. Salt Fork offers two special packages.
Food and Fun
Includes swimming for two hours for up to 12 people. Also enjoy three large pizzas, soda (or juice boxes), chips and $10.00 in game arcade tokens. Your party takes place in the Snack Bar area. You may bring your own cake & decorations. A recreation attendant will be present.
Swim, Swim, Swim
Includes swimming for two hours for up to 12 people. Your party takes place in the Snack Bar area. You may bring your own cake & decorations. A recreation attendant will be present.
We also have some additional amenities to consider that will surely make your party celebration an even greater success. Cost is for ten children.
Cotton Candy Making, Ice Cream or Craft Time. Cost: $10.00. Make Your Own Sundae. Cost: $20.00
We require a minimum seven days advanced notice and availability is limited based on projected lodge occupancy. Total party size, including guests not swimming, cannot exceed twenty people. No outside food or drink is permitted except for birthday cakes. One adult must accompany every five children.
Dickens Victorian Village in Downtown Cambridge – November 1, 2014 – January 3, 2015
Take a trip back in time and experience old world England as historic downtown Cambridge, Ohio, is charmingly transformed into a Dickens Victorian Village each holiday season.
From November through mid January each year, visitors are invited to stroll amidst 90 scenes of 186 lifelike figures representing classic scenes from Victorian society.
This innovative public art exhibition is enjoyed by families, couples, and groups alike – an experience that engages the senses as you explore the charming streetscape, striking historic architecture, and eclectic shops and eateries of Cambridge.
The Dickens scenes are stationed along Wheeling Avenue at each antique lamppost and bench, between 6th and 11th Streets, in windows on street level, and in second story windows. Wheeling Avenue is also the historic National Road/Route 40, and features an outstanding streetscape of original buildings from the 1800s. The Dickens Victorian Village scenes are comprised of life sized and hand-made mannequins wearing real vintage clothing. The faces for each character are individually sculpted and painted by local artists.
The displays include engaging depictions of classic Dickens-era scenes and figures such as Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, the town crier, groups of carolers, a bucket brigade, lamplighters, school children, street peddlers, and Father Christmas, all posed in active scenes that appear frozen in time.
Many special events and theme weekends, including take place throughout the season. To view the full calendar, click here.
New Year’s Celebration – December 31 & January 1, 2015
Join us for another family-friendly New Year’s Eve. This year, we are extending the fun through the evening of January 1st. With December 31 falling on a Wednesday, we anticipate many guests enjoying an extended five-day holiday from work. With so many activities planned for New Year’s Eve and Day, along with a large indoor pool and plenty of things for the family to enjoy, we invite you to ring in 2015 with us!
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Family photos
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Family fun activities in the Ballroom
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Salt Fork’s Got Talent Contest
9:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. DJ in Wildlife Lounge
10:00 p.m. – Midnight Family dance with DJ in Ballroom with sparkling juice toast to ring in 2015
Thursday, New Year’s Day 2015
Late checkout of 2:00 p.m. for all guests.
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Coffee and danish available at Timber’s Restaurant
9:00 a.m. – Restaurant opens. Serving breakfast until 2:00 p.m. and the lunch menu is also available from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – Salt Fork Family Olympics begin
12:00 noon – Wildlife lounge opens featuring a complete line-up of college football games
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Contest for families portraying famous families from PG-rated TV shows or movies – bring your costumes and props
- 10 & 11 Ohio Heritage Gun Show - Show will be held 9am-5pm Saturday and 9am-4pm Sunday. www.pritchardlaughlin.com.
- 31 Country On the Carpet - Bring the whole family out for a fun filled night of music showcasing local talent. Doors open at 7:00pm. www.pritchardlaughlin.com.
- 7 Bunk Johnson All-Star Jazz Jam - A jazz jam in memory of the late “Bunk” Johnson. Featuring Dave Powers on keyboard and vocals and a host of local musicians. Bring your dancing shoes! The most popular musical event in Cambridge! Cost is a $5 donation. Cash bar and 50/50 drawing. All proceeds benefit the Bunk Johnson Music Scholarship fund. 1930 E. Wheeling Ave. Phone (740) 435-4847 for more information.
- 1 Wills Creek Bluegrass Band - Keeping with the tradition of including an act with a local connection, the concert series in 2015 kicks off on March 1st with the Wills Creek Bluegrass Band. Wills Creek Bluegrass Band is made of veteran bluegrass pickers from Ohio and West Virginia. Frank and Cathy Gadd of Kimbolton, Ohio established the band in 2005. They both play guitar and are well known in the bluegrass scene for their lead and harmony vocals. They feel very fortunate to have the finest band members join them that make up the crowd pleasing programs of traditional, gospel and even some old country tunes. Musicians include Ray Ferrebee of Beallsville, Ohio playing the banjo; Don Britton of Spencer, WV playing the lead guitar; Sam Brookover playing mandolin, fiddle & vocals and Patsy Brookover playing bass & vocals from Mineral Wells, WV. The band has played many local and regional festivals, fairs and performed a number of times on WOUB Athens radio and the Wheeling Jamboree. Frank and Cathy are members of the Pennyroyal Opera House in Fairview, Ohio where they are the booking managers. www.CambridgeConcertAssociation.org
- 1 Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra Children’s Concert - Annual children’s concert visit seoso.org for more information.
- 7 Cambridge Glass Auction - The National Cambridge Collectors hold an all Cambridge Glass Auction once a year to benefit the National Cambridge Collectors Glass Museum. All items guaranteed Cambridge Glass. Preview at 8:30 a.m. Auction at 9:30 a.m. Admission $2.00. www.cambridgeglass.org
- 13, 14, & 15 Home, Garden, and Business Expo - Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Expo with area merchant exhibits. Show will be held at Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center Friday is 11am – 8pm; Saturday 11am-7pm and Sunday 12noon – 5pm. www.cambridgeohiochamber.com. SUNDAY VETERANS ADMITTED FREE.
- 4 Easter/Spring Celebration – 2pm-4pm - Come to the Salt Fork Campground check-in to help celebrate the coming of spring. We will be having an egg hunt for children of various ages, games & activities, and a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny!
- 10 & 11 Salt Fork Gospel Jubilee - Quincy Edward’s Gospel Jubilee is one of a kind. Groups from the East, South and Midwest arrive to perform the message of love, hope and faith amidst the serene beauty of Salt Fork.
- 19 Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra - Season Finale Spectacular featuring Muskingum University Choirs joining forces with the Symphony to present Classical selections! www.seoso.org.
- 26 Zane Grey Day - Vintage baseball by Ohio Village Muffins; ODNR Passport to Fishing program; Dutch Oven cooking; Lassoing and Ground Roping; Musical Entertainment. 8850 East Pike, Norwich, OH. 740-826-3305. www.ohiohistory.org
- 1 & 2 Hopalong Cassidy Festival - Hoppy collectors and fans from throughout the United States gather to buy Hoppy collectibles and to visit with friends. This is the 24th year of the show and is a reunion for many visitors. Each year, a number of western celebrities from Hollywood join in the activities. Friday night dinner and program at the Cambridge City Park. Saturday’s banquet is at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center. The gigantic toy show and sale at the Civic Center on Friday and Saturday features 100 dealers. www.hopalongcassidyfestival.com.
- 8 & 9 Salt Fork Gospel Jubilee - Quincy Edward’s Gospel Jubilee is one of a kind. Groups from the East, South and Midwest arrive to perform the message of love, hope and faith amidst the serene beauty of Salt Fork.
- 9 Deerassic Park Spring Fling - Free “archery tag” and kids activities. Free Ohio Big Buck scoring-bring your antlers. Event will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. All ages are welcome. Local nursery and garden centers will have displays and will sell plants and flowers. www.deerassic.com.
- 27 – 31 National Road Yard Sale - The 12th Annual National Road Yard Sale will be held from May 27-31, 2015. There will be thousands of people traveling the Road looking for deals and treasures to bring home. www.oldstorefrontantiques.com.
- 20 National Road Bike Show and Ribfest - Entertainment, beer garden, food and fun for the entire family.Events include: 50/50, Live Auction, Hot Dog Eating Contest, Big Belly Contest & many more. Rib & Food vendors, Live Bands. Trophies awarded. www.DowntownCambridge.com
- 27 National Cambridge Glass Collector’s Show and Sale - Each year the NCC sponsors a Glass Show in conjunction with the Annual Convention, at the Pritchard-Laughlin Civic Center in Cambridge, Ohio (see map). The show features a number of quality dealers, some of whom only exhibit at this show. While there is an emphasis on Cambridge glass (obviously), the products of many of the other American glass manufacturers are also to be found.The show will be held Friday 4:30pm-6:30pm and Saturday 11am-5pm. www.CambridgeGlass.org
- 8 – 11 Ohio Hills Folk Festival - Activities daily! No admission fees except for the carnival. Wednesday, July 8th Kiddie Parade 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 9th Fireman’s Parade 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 10th Mile Long Parade 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 11th Queen’s Parade 4:00 p.m. Food, shows, entertainment, games, craft hall, country store, quilt show, flea market, carnival rides, fireworks and daily music by Morgan’s Calliope! www.ohiohillsfolkfestival.com.
- 7 & 8 Deerassic Classic - Adults 18 and over can attend our annual fundraiser, meet outdoor celebrities, view and try out some of the latest outdoor equipment from across the country. Pre-purchase a raffle ticket for admission or pay an entrance fee at the gate. Deerassic Park Education Center (U.S. 22 East of I-77 near Salt Fork State Park). Please call for specific information regarding tickets. No one under 18 permitted on grounds during event. www.deerassic.com.
- 7 – 9 Salt Fork Arts & Crafts Festival - Celebrating 47 years of bringing the arts to Guernsey County, the Salt Fork Festival again brings beauty and excitement to the Cambridge City Park. Featuring fine arts and crafts, demonstrations, performing arts, showcase of Ohio foods, youth art display and much more. Hours: Friday 3pm-8pm, Saturday 11am-7pm & Sunday 10am-4pm. www.saltforkfestival.org.
- 15 Cambridge Classic Cruise-In - Named by Cruisin’ Times Magazine as the best car show in its category, the Cambridge Classic Cruise-In draws over a thousand spectators to Historic Downtown Cambridge. The show features over 200 cars and trucks ranging from the early 1900s to 2000 and newer. Check out our classics from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.www.DowntownCambridge.com
- 14 – 19 Guernsey County Fair - The 168th Annual Guernsey County Fair will be held Sept 14-19 www.guernseycountyfair.org
- 18 – 20 American Triple-T Triathlon 3-days, 4-triathlons, 140+ miles, 1-epic event. The American Triple-T in Ohio has an almost cult like following that continues to attract athletes from more than 40 states and 5 countries each year. The Salt Fork State Park event is scheduled for the third weekend of September. The American Triple-T is played out in the Ohio’s largest state park in southeastern Ohio, just a little over 1 hour by car from Columbus, 2 hours from Cleveland and Pittsburgh and just 6 hours from Chicago. The Salt Fork State Park is located in the rugged, unglaciated hill region of southeastern Ohio region and is known for its vast forest wilderness, containing a blend of rich woodlands and rolling meadows. Participants will be treated to a spectacular venue with panoramic views of Salt Fork State Park, conveniently located within steps of the Lakeside Cabins and the Salt Fork Lodge providing participants a private retreat between the demanding races. http://www.americantriple-t.com/salt-fork/
- 19 Fall Brew BBQ - Ticket price includes: BBQ Dinner, coffee and water. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased at event. 50/50 proceeds Cambridge Main Street. Live Band! 21 and over only. Tickets required. Featuring regional breweries. www.DowntownCambridge.com.
- 2 – 4 Paul Bunyan Show - Show attendees will see more than 130 exhibits representing all facets of the forest industry throughout North America. Representatives will be on site to showcase equipment, manpower and the dedication that has made the industry what it is today. Lumberjack entertainment and competitions will take place throughout the weekend as well as numerous educational sessions on topics ranging from logging equipment safety and maintenance to the history and restoration of the bald eagle in Ohio to Ohio’s edible mushrooms. Visitors to the show will not want to leave without trying an official Bunyan Burger, a 14 oz angus burger with all the trimmings. Friday and Saturday 8am-5pm and Sunday 9am-3pm. Admission $8.00, Students and Seniors with Golden Buckeye Card $4.00 and Children under 6 free. www.ohioforest.org
- 2 & 3 Fall Festival and 5K Run/Walk - Celebrate the fall season with your favorite traditions: Activities include crafter, food vendors, pet contest, 5K run-walk, scarecrow building, amusement rides, photo booth & local performers. Friday 10am-9pm & Saturday 10am-5pm. www.DowntownCambridge.com
- 24 Trail of Treats - The Trail of Treats will be 5:30- 6:30 with local businesses passing out goodies on our kid friendly trail, geared for those under 14. www.deerassic.com
- Through January 2016 – Dicken’s Victorian Village - Take a trip back in time and experience old world England as historic downtown Cambridge, Ohio, is charmingly transformed into a Dickens Victorian Village each holiday season. From November through mid January each year, visitors are invited to stroll amidst 90 scenes of 186 lifelike figures representing classic scenes from Victorian society. This innovative public art exhibition is enjoyed by families, couples, and groups alike – an experience that engages the senses as you explore the charming streetscape, striking historic architecture, and eclectic shops and eateries of Cambridge. The Dickens scenes are stationed along Wheeling Avenue at each antique lamppost and bench, between 6th and 11th Streets, in windows on street level, and in second story windows. Wheeling Avenue is also the historic National Road/Route 40, and features an outstanding streetscape of original buildings from the 1800s. The Dickens Victorian Village scenes are comprised of life sized and hand-made mannequins wearing real vintage clothing. The faces for each character are individually sculpted and painted by local artists. The displays include engaging depictions of classic Dickens-era scenes and figures such as Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, the town crier, groups of carolers, a bucket brigade, lamplighters, school children, street peddlers, and Father Christmas, all posed in active scenes that appear frozen in time. Many special events and theme weekends take place throughout the season. To view the full calendar, click here.
- 28 Holiday Parade - Come join the fun at the much-loved annual holiday parade sponsored by Cambridge Main Street, featuring Father Christmas, lighted floats, bands, a visit from Santa, and more! Bleachers will be provided on Wheeling Avenue near Sixth Street and also near the Post Office at Tenth Street. Children may visit Candyland on the Courthouse lawn following the parade to walk along the Candyland path and collect candy and treats provided by area organizations and visit with Santa. (For safety, candy will not be tossed from floats during the parade.) www.DowntownCambridge.com.
- 6 National Road/Zane Grey Museum Christmas Open House - Bring the family for an afternoon of fun and enjoy the beautifully adorned trees throughout the museum which have been donated by friends of the community. Special holiday music will be performed by JG Company and spinning demonstrations will be going on throughout the afternoon. Remember our beautiful Ohio bird friends this season and make pinecone birdfeeders to hang on your trees as a winter treat for them. Enjoy the holiday refreshments including roasted chestnuts.www.ohiohistory.org