2014 Fall Festival Oct 4th
Our annual fall festival is this Saturday. Fuel up for the ridge tour at C Square Country Store with homemade chili and crackers, coffee and sweet tea. Hilltop Farms will have homemade bean soup, cornbread and sloppy joe or chicken sandwiches. Hickersons and Shew’s Orchard have cold and hot cider.
Park for the produce at Never Never Fruit Farm, shop for unique items at Carla’s Antique Cupboard, check out Shew’s Orchard and Hilltop Farm. The Artisan Barn has been renovated and features decorative merchandise, including furniture painted with a completely new look.
The Hickory Ridge Fruit Pie Contest began in 2004 with just apple pies entered. Hickory Ridge has expanded the entries to all fruit pies, makes it a little harder on the judges, but we do get some interesting pies. The judged best pie winner receives $50 cash on the spot and the pie is immediately auctioned for Hickory Ridge. Then all the pies are sliced for $1.00 donation to Hickory Ridge. Last year’s winner was Cindy Travis for her peach pie.
Pie Contest Rules
1.Pie Contest is held at C Square Country Store, 1541 South Elliott Road. Any fruit pie, including pumpkin, single or double crust may be entered and you may enter more than one pie.
2.Entry deadline is 12:30pm October 4, 2014.
3.Judging begins at 1:15pm.
4.Three judges will be selected from the crowd at 12:30pm
5.All pies entered become donation to Hickory Ridge (by the slice donation $1.00)
6.Best pie is auctioned
7.Best Pie winner receives $50.00 cash.
Stay 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."