Athens Weekend Playbook: OHIO vs Kent State

Photograph by Joel Hawksley | Courtesy of Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics

Photograph by Joel Hawksley | Courtesy of Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics

Your play-by-play for three full days of fun in Athens

Friday, October 20

Sample Ohio-made wines at Shade Winery or Pleasant Hill Vineyards.

Enjoy a locally-sourced meal at Lui Lui Restaurant.

Take in a movie at the historic Athena Cinema.

Saturday, October 21

Savor a late breakfast or lunch at the Village Bakery and Cafe.

Explore the shops of Uptown Athens and get a head start on holiday shopping.

Grab a pre-game hot dog from O’Betty’s Red Hot! and some hot chocolate for the game from Donkey Coffee.

Head to Peden Stadium for OHIO vs Kent State, start is TBA

Sip a warming post-game drink at the West End Ciderhouse.

Sunday, October 22

Start the day with breakfast and a treat for the road at Fluff Bakery.

Before you head out of town, don’t forget to pick up some of your favorite Athens wearables and other fun stuff from the Uptown Athens Shops.



Game Ready? Purchase tickets online and get up-to-the-minute game details at the OHIO Athletics page.

Go Long. From convenient hotels to cozy cottages and B&Bs, Athens is filled with relaxing places to call it a night.

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