Hickory Ridge Fest
Saturday Oct 1st
Yes we are 2 miles off Rt 78, a little off the beaten path in Morgan county Ohio. But locals laugh and say, "but it's hard-top the whole way". Fall is one of the best times for a scenic county drive. Hickory ridge with it's quilt mural barns, abundant orchards and rolling hills offers a sweet slice of Americana pie.
The first saturday in October is our annual open house. All the ridge artisans open their workshops and road side stands. Farms offer fresh produce and neighbors set up yard sales.
Connie from C Square Country Store will have her husbands Carls fairy gardens and other hand crafted goodies. Jane from Hilltop farms will have a full array of goat milk soaps and Kathy of Artisan Barn will feature her unique creations. Burr Oak is just a few miles south of the Ridge and a fabulous drive to see fall foliage.
Book you cabin for the weekend and enjoy the fall color, lodging available at Shew’s Orchard 740-557-3032, Randy’s Bunkhouse 740-605-2592, Wolf Creek Lodge 740-541-6150. Time for hunters to reserve lodging for hunting season. C Square Country Store and Shew’s Orchard are open year round along with the lodges. Also, visit Jackie’s Furniture and Home Décor, 55 3rd Street in Malta.
Stop at C Square for directions to all our locations, or call toll free 866-386-1439.
|Look for our large sign on Rt 78
just south of Malta & McConnelsville
For directions and maps go to our Maps page.
Known as "The Rim of the World" Hickory Ridge is just off Rt 78 in Morgan County. C-Square is open year round and just a mile from the intersection of Best & Elliot Roads. Stop by for hand-crafted unique gifts, some of which are also featured in the gift shop at Stockport Mill.
We are looking for new members to expand our offerings, so Morgan County Artisans, please contact us to join our festival! Go to our history page to learn more about Hickory Ridge and how you can become a part of our group. Hickory Ridge is always looking to add artist and vendors.
From AAA Magazine, Hitting the Road
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"The Morgan County Scenic Byway starts (or stops) at a gem of the state park system—Burr Oak State Park near Bishopville. The park offers campsites, 38 equipped cabins, fishing, hiking and more.
Byway travelers turn north out of the park on state Route 78, headed toward Ringgold. This is where the going goes from good to great—especially saddled in a sports car. It’s called the Rim of the World for this: views of hills, apple orchards and farms for miles.
Between Ringgold and Malta, travelers should leave the byway on county Road 4 to explore the Hickory Ridge area, where they will find artists and orchards selling everything from birdhouses and handmade brooms to fresh fruit and fine woodworking.
Back on Route 78, it’s a short run to twin towns Malta and McConnelsville, separated at birth by the Muskingum River. In Malta, visitors can tour an American original—the 1877-built, one-room Rock Hollow School, complete with original furnishings.
The Twin City Opera House on McConnelsville’s Main Street is a must-visit. Music lovers can catch a live performance in this historical 1890s building. An underground tunnel once connected it to a hotel across the street where the performers stayed."