2014 Fall Festival Oct 4th
Welcome SPRING! Roads are clear on the Ridge and the pot holes are patched. Stop at C Square and check out the new whimsical Fairy Gardens just in time to get you in a spring mood. The collection includes: Churches, Barns, Cabins, Outhouses and a General Store round out the rustic collection.
Can't get to the Ridge then stop in at Jackie's Home Decor on 3rd Street in Malta, open daily. Stop by and see her constantly rotating selection of items including bulk buys from large retailers and antiques and collectables. Three floors full of unique and useful items, her store is always an excellent shopping destination.
Stop at C Square for directions and info on all our Artisans or call toll free 866-386-1439. Shew's Orchard is gearing up for another great fruit season. You can get information on their secluded rental cabin on our Cabin page.
American Elm Workshop is making Shaker and Mission Furniture to order, all hand-crafted from local wood. From antiques to apples, from wood crafts to goat milk soap, Hickory Ridge has something for everyone.
Support the local economy and buy hand-made and home-grown products from Morgan County artisans. Hickory Ridge is located just 5 miles west of McConnelsville and 11 miles east of Burr Oak State Park, on state route 78. Just watch for the big Hickory Ridge sign. For directions and maps go to our Maps page.
|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" the hub of Hickory Ridge is just off Rt 78 in Morgan County. The apples are ready to eat, take a drive and stop at Hickersons. C Square is open year round and just a mile from the Best & Elliot Road intersection. Stop by for hand-crafted unique gifts or check out the gift shop at Stockport Mill.
Our annual festival is the first Saturday in October. Start your Festival tour at Elliot Road/Rt4 and Best Rd/Rt 40. Starting on the North end of the ridge you will find: Never Never Fruit Farm, near Carla's Antique Cupboard, followed by C Square. From there travel south on Rt 4 to Randy's Wood Shop, Shews Orchard and Hilltop Farms. Rental Cabins and wood crafters are also on the route. Don't miss our once a year all day open house at all the Hickory Ridge Locations.
Featured at our 2014 Festival:
- Hearty Soup & Sweet Treats
-Slate Art & Outlet Covers
-Antiques & Hand Made Goods
-Goat Milk Beauty Products
-Recycled Barn Wood Log Cabin Lights
-Rugs, Weaving and Original Paintings
-Arts/Crafts from the Hickory Ridge Artist Collective
We have added Kathy and Randy to our Features pages. Randy has a new secluded house rental just up the road from his wood working shop. Check out the photos and information on his page.
Morgan County Artisans contact us! We are always looking to expand our offerings. Local artists contact us to join our festival. Hickory Ridge is a group of crafters and farmers offering everything from apples and goat milk soap to log cabin lights. Go to our history page to learn more about Hickory Ridge and how you can become a part of our group.
We want your comments. Please give us your feedback, let us know what needs added to this website. If you have been to one of our annual festivals drop us a line and let us know how we can make it better. Hickory Ridge is always looking to add artist and vendors. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call us toll free 866-386-1439.
From AAA Magazine, Hitting the Road
"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."