Michael Harding shares some of the fascinating history of Athens County through six stops he made as he visited the region.
Get outside and experience the natural beauty of Athens County!
As Ohio Brew Week gets set for its 13th year, take a second to look back on a brief history of the festival that Athens loves from the perspective of the youngest Ohio Brew Week worker: Ethan Gates, son of founding member and executive director, Dan Gates and chief marketing executive, Melody Sands.
Ohio Brew Week will be celebrating its 13th annual year as a premiere 9-day festival showcasing over 200 craft beers from all over the state. The festival is well-known throughout Ohio and welcomes hundreds of brewers and thousands of attendees from all over the region. OBW features over 90 events with some of the more View
Enjoy a family friendly 4th in Athens County!
Summer is sweet in Athens! Come see for yourself……
Visit the Wistendahl Native Plant Garden to learn about Ohio’s native flora, and then practice your identification skills on the trails of Athens County.
Grab some delicious food along the routes of Ohio’s Windy 9.
Get the map and get on the road!
This one is for you, Athens. Thank you!
The following is written by a guest blogger; Megan Rivers of Eat Play Cbus. EATING IN ATHENS Athens. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? I am going to take a wild guess and say “Ohio University?” What is the second thing that comes to mind? I am going to take another wild View
Better clean your room; Mom’s coming to town this weekend!
Warmer temps and longer days… it’s Spring in Athens!!
Shop til you drop along Ohio’s most eccentric half mile!
Celebrate the sweet side of Athens this Valentine’s Day!
Even when it’s cold outside, you’ll warm up quickly when you hit the trails in Athens County, Ohio.
Your guide to staying warm in Athens County!
Happy 2018! Make your New Year’s resolution fun and doable with these 5 Athens Inspired Resolutions!
It’s hard to believe that 2017 is coming to an end. As we close a chapter to this year, we begin another chapter of new discoveries, new friends, new experiences, and overall, new beginnings. And what better way to begin 2018 than to celebrate it here in Athens County?! Where will you be when the View
December is flying by so fast! Christmas is just a few days away, followed by the New Year. It’s hard to believe that 2017 is almost over. This doesn’t mean that you can’t make the best of the last weeks we have this year; celebrate the end of a year and the start of a View
It’s the most magical time of the year! Experience the festive fun in Athens County for yourself and plan a day of holiday cheer.
Our weekly roundup of what’s happening in Athens County!
As the Holiday season continues, the more winter fun there is! Winter sports, seasonal foods, horse-drawn wagon rides and even Santa coming to visit are all things you and your family can look forward to this week. Be sure to bundle up; it’s starting to get chilly! Below is a look at our top events View
The Holidays are here as we enter the first week of December. It’s a time of happiness where we reflect on those who mean the most to us. We all want to make this Holiday season memorable, but it can also be a lot to juggle all at once. We want to make it easier View
Numerous events will be popping up throughout Athens County over the next couple of months as the winter quickly approaches. Sometimes it can be a lot to remember, especially with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. We want to make it easier for you by giving you a rundown of this week’s View
Share your love for Athens at the dinner table during Thanksgiving this year.
The approaching holiday season reminds us of all we are thankful for; including our beautiful corner of the world, Athens County. From the delicious food to the beautiful scenery, there’s no shortage of things to be thankful for in our beloved community. Here are five reasons why we are thankful for Athens County. Food: View
Here are a few easy Athens-themed DIY costume ideas that will be a hit on Court Street, and won’t break the bank.
Athens County is a beautiful place. Autumn brings that charm to life with vibrant color.
Return to your hOUme in Athens for Ohio University Homecoming!!
Get ready for a weekend full of sweetness – pawpaws, tunes and entertainment!
Spend Labor Day weekend in Athens County!
We’ve put together a food guide for all the new Bobcats out there. From on the go grub to authentic cuisine, we cover all the ground for the taste buds to explore.
Nelsonville is a charming town just 10 minutes from the City of Athens. It’s the perfect spot for day trip or add-on to a visit to Athens.
The 20th Biennial of Quilt National is a competition and exhibit featuring juried art quilts from around the world.
Ohio Brew Week = Best week of the summer! So much to do, in addition to the brews. Grab your gals and see why this could be one of the best girl trips of the summer!
Athens County is the perfect destination for a fun-filled Fourth of July weekend. A parade, music, swimming and fireworks are just a few ways to make this Independence Day one to remember.
If you’re still searching for the perfect way to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day, we have a few suggestions for heartfelt gifts and ideas for spending quality time together. From delicious eats to thoughtful adventures, we have you covered for this holiday of celebrating Mom! Give a Passion Flower Why give your mom a flower View
Graduation is a time of transition. Bobcats will enter the halls of the Convo as students and will exit as alumni. It’s a time filled with excitement and possibility. It’s also one of the busier weekends in Athens County. Planning ahead means students and parents can focus on celebrating this moment and less on dealing with the details.
It’s hard to imagine a better way to explore the hills of Athens County than by hunting Easter eggs with your family. If you’re in search of some “egg-cellent” Eastertime activities, this guide has you covered.
Athens County is no stranger to great food – in fact it’s really the mecca of dining for Southeast Ohio – and food trucks are no exception. Check out some of Ohio’s best and longest-running food carts and trucks to discover some delicious eats on the streets! Athens offers a variety of food carts for View
12 of the Best Winter Instagrams Taken in #AthensOhio Every changing of the season in Athens brings a new batch of breathtaking photography that shows off the county’s true beauty. As we welcome spring, here are 12 photos to show the charm chillier days! A post shared by Dustin D. Gross (@dustpan144) on Feb 4, View
As we pack up our parkas and store away our snow boots, Athens County visitors and residents eagerly await the blooming of flowers and the rise of temperatures. To celebrate longer days and warmer weather, we drafted some perfect spring activities to do in and around Athens. Get moving along the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway If you’re View
Whether you and your honey plan a special date night or your group of friends spend the day celebrating friendship, these activities guarantee a perfect Valentine’s Day in Athens County. Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials Bring your appetite and your significant other… Sol Island Bar and Grill will serve a five course couple’s dinner. Bring your View
Love is in the air! Make Valentine’s Day unforgettable and extra special by planning a little getaway to Athens, where you’ll fall in love with the brick streets, frozen waterfalls, snow-covered hills and local restaurants. Where to Stay Fall in love with the Bodhi Tree Guesthouse, a Buddhist-inspired retreat, situated on a picturesque four-acre hilltop. View
Athens County offers a vast variety of parks to hit the slopes. Many visitors flock to this region to experience the thrill of mountain biking in southern Appalachia. Read on to discover how you can win a bike! Where to Bike Strouds Run State Park and Sells Park The connected mountain biking trails of Strouds View
Welcome the New Year with all your friends in Athens, Ohio! From family oriented activities to casual laid-back festivities, Athens offers something for everyone.
Experience the most wonderful time of the year in the most wonderful town!
It’s the most magnificent, magical time of the year! Make a day, night or weekend of shopping for those perfect gifts for everyone on your list, in Athens County. From the traditional to the fun and funky and uniquely Athenian, this annual series of gift ideas will get you started on your quest to fill View
The annual Dads Weekend welcomes crowds of excited fathers back to Ohio University. The streets of Athens experience waves of cheering dads, some visiting for their first time—others returning with open arms to their alma mater. Dad’s Weekend activities and events satisfy even the most restless of fathers. We provided a collection of what to View
For those who are spending Halloween in Athens County, here are five can’t-miss spooktacular events.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Komen Race for the Cure Athens will celebrate breast cancer survivors, honor those who have lost their battle, and raise funds to fight breast cancer right here in Athens County.
Athens County is the perfect spot to hit the trails and take in autumn’s crisp air and stunning colors.
Your ultimate guide to fall activities in Athens County.
As alumni are preparing to return to Ohio University, here are six things to know about Homecoming before heading to Athens.
Whether this year marks your first homecoming as an alum, or you’ve been revisiting Athens for so many years that you’ve lost count, here are seven must-dos for alums returning to our beloved town.
As many Ohio University Bobcats know, there are certain dishes, only found in Athens, that hold a special place in hearts and bellies.
Just miles from busy downtown Court Street, experience a slower pace this fall in Nelsonville, star of the Hocking Hills.
As you plan your trip to Lake Snowden for the 18th annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival, be sure to check out these 5 must-do activities.
The Ohio Pawpaw Festival gives this state native fruit its due with three days of pawpaw-related food, beer, music, art, competitions and so much more.
Rest and recharge over the long weekend with our guide to the perfect Labor Day weekend in Athens County.
We’re taking a look back at some of our favorite moments from this year’s King Midget 70th Anniversary Jamboree in Athens.
Now that you’re all moved in, head to these Athens restaurants to avoid the Uptown crowd during move-in weekend
Here is our guide to five wonderful foodie destinations, whose dishes are worth traveling for this week and any time of the year.
Recently named Best Brewery in Ohio by RateBeer.com, Jackie O’s love of craft beer and the town where it’s brewed flavors every sip.
Cameron Fuller is Ohio Brew Week’s winningest home brewer, and now the owner/brewer of Devil’s Kettle Brewing, where his award-winning brews make up the tap list.
Little Fish Brewing Company is Athens’ newest microbrewery and is proving that even a small fish in a large pond of Ohio breweries can make a big splash.
Athens has become quite a craft beer & spirit destination. Now you have a chance to see why! The Athens Beer & Cider Trail tour is Tuesday, July 16, during Ohio Brew Week from 12:30-7:30 pm. Walk, bike, cab, or bus your way around this most delicious craft brew trail to celebrate the opening weekend of Ohio Brew Week! View
Ohio breweries will take over the taps in Athens from July 15-23 during the 11th annual Ohio Brew Week, a nine-day celebration of Ohio beers. Get here and fest on!
Because the best way to celebrate Athens 30 Mile Meal Month is with a picnic of local foods enjoyed in Athens’ stunning landscapes.
When the days are sunny and the kids are out of school, the possibilities for fun for all ages in Athens County are endless. Adventure awaits around every corner.
The festival has already begun, but it’s not too late to come to Athens County and experience the best music fest in the land.
Here’s a few #OneNightInAthens experiences from local Instagrammers. If you only stay the day, you miss half the fun!
This month, there’s an extra day at the end of your weekend – so, what are you going to do over Memorial Day? Road trip to Athens County, of course!
Ohio University’s campus always looks extra sharp, but it’s especially beautiful during spring commencement weekend. Below are 10 photos from newly-minted Ohio University alumni who found the perfect photo spot.
If you’re still searching for the perfect way to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day, we have a few suggestions for heartfelt gifts and ideas for spending quality time together in Athens, Ohio.
Sure, you could spend the three months of the summer dreaming of Athens, but why leave in the first place?
Get your heart rate up with these five running trails in Athens, Ohio.
Green living has long been a way of life in Athens County, so naturally Earth Day is kind of a big deal here.
A letter to my soon-to-be alma mater and the city that defined it, As a graduating senior, I can’t help but look back on my time spent here with you. There were numerous visits planned, but after my very first trip, I knew there was no other place quite as unique and fitting as you. View
Before you take off down the streets in the Athens Marathon this Sunday, be sure you fuel up with delicious Athens eats.
Having a hard time deciding on which films to catch at the Athens International Film + Video Festival? Read on for 6 films that are worth a trip to Athens this weekend.
There’s a lot happening during the Athens International Film + Video Festival. Here are just a few films and events you can look forward to this year.
Although you’ll find many moms on Court Street this weekend, there are many other ways to have a fun, low-key Moms Weekend in Athens.
Dust off those baskets and round up the whole family for a week’s worth of family-friendly shows and events in Athens County.
It’s hard to imagine a better way to explore the hills of Athens County than by hunting Easter eggs with your family. If you’re in search of some “egg-cellent” Eastertime activities, this guide has you covered. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny | March 19, 8:30am-10:30am. A pancake breakfast is the perfect way to carb-load before a View
Grab all the friends and family you can muster for another exciting week of community-filled fun in Athens County! There’s an art auction at the Dairy Barn that will secure local artist support for years to come and Ohio University’s 10th Annual Art Extravaganza, showcasing the next generation of young artists. St. Patrick’s Day is on View
Take a look at what Athens has to offer you this week, whether it’s a great performance or an opportunity to help the community, Athens has an abundance of fun-filled events.
If you find yourself visiting Athens County on a gray, rainy or snowy day, head indoors at a museum, where there’s plenty to do, see and explore.
No slouching through the rest of winter. Perk yourself—and your week—up with these 5 events happening in Athens County.
Spring commencement is just over two months away. Get ready with this guide.
Check out the many fun and uniquely Athenian events taking place in town this week. Only in Athens, Ohio!
Whether you enjoy the chilly temps or prefer to stay warm and toasty, there are many ways to spend a wintry afternoon in Athens.
A night out at any of these five restaurants is sure to win your Valentine’s heart.
Make Valentine’s Day unforgettable and extra special by planning a getaway to Athens, where you’ll fall in love with the brick streets, frozen waterfalls, snow-covered hills and local restaurants.
Check out these events to make sure you and your sibling have a most memorial Sibs Weekend!
When the temperature drops outside, grab the kids and head to these six inside destinations to help fight the winter blues and make warm memories together.
Take a peek at the next hottest things to do in Athens in the coming weeks. Skip hibernating this winter for more exciting opportunities and cultural experiences around Athens, Ohio!
Our picks for the best warm drinks in town to keep you toasty all winter long!
One resolution that’s easy to keep: spend more time in Athens, Ohio!