Athens Weekend Playbook: OHIO vs Eastern Michigan

Photograph by Calvin Mattheis | Courtesy of Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics

Photograph by Calvin Mattheis | Courtesy of Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics

Your play-by-play for an entire weekend’s worth of fun in Athens

Friday, October 14

Delight in the flavors of fall at the Athens Harvest Festival.

Don’t miss the Tony Award-winning musical “Once” at the Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium at 7:30pm.

Hit Uptown Athens for a great meal and maybe a cocktail, then enjoy a late evening coffee and a little something sweet at one of our favorite caffeinated cafes’.

Saturday, October 15

Bring your bike or rent one from Black Diamond Bikes or Athens Bicycle Shop and head out on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway. for a brisk autumn ride. (You can always walk or jog, too.)

Make your way to Pepsi Tailgreat Park for pregame tailgating.

Head to Peden Stadium for OHIO vs Eastern Michigan, game time TBA.

Sample some mobile cuisine at some of our favorite food truck stops. or make an evening at a local brewery, winery or distillery

Sunday, October 16

Need to see more leaves?  Ride the Fall Foliage Train on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway in Nelsonville, just a few minutes north of Athens.

Take a walk through the incredible Rocky Outdoor Gear Store, right next door to the train depot.

 

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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