I feel like it’s too soon to be saying the F word.
I mean, is it too soon for fall? Is it too soon to put out the pumpkins, burn the fall-scented candles, and drink excessive amounts of pumpkin spice lattes?
Probably. But cooler temperatures are already happening here in Southeastern Ohio, and we are approaching that month that is the precursor to pumpkin spice madness. I’m talking about September.
Shorter days and a drop in humidity hint at the oncoming of fall. September is a time for squeezing in all of those last-minute summer activities you missed out on, and taking advantage of outdoor activities and events before the seasons change.
Morgan County is the place for outdoor adventure, friendly folks, rich history, and a laid-back Appalachian atmosphere. We invite you to get to the Inns this September and take advantage of all there is to see and do.
Here’s a taste of what’s going on next month:
1. First Friday Flower Market - Sept. 2
Cut flowers and craft beer. Local producers, growers, and crafters have been coming together all summer long to organize a monthly retail shopping event at Old Bridge Brewing Company. This industrial-style event room was once an iconic Chevy garage and helps create an almost immersive experience as you stroll from vendor to vendor. And there just happens to be beer. Good beer.
We’ll be on hand with goodies from the Curated Closet and another fancy tablescape to kick off the fall season. First Friday Flower Market is the place for mums, fresh flowers, lavender, fall decor, soaps, lotions, candles, coffee, cookies, and more. We’ll see you there!
2. Eliza Jane’s Breakfast Club - Sept. 3
Who said you can’t have dessert for breakfast? Yogurt parfaits are a sweet start to the day when you dine at the Inns. Amy and Dan will include them on the menu at the next Breakfast Club event.
Coming into town for Labor Day or the Fair? Come have breakfast with Amy and Dan on Saturday, September 3rd. Everyone is welcome with a reservation. You don't have to stay overnight to join them for breakfast. Give Amy a call, and let her know you're coming. 740-651-5198. The cost is $18 per person plus tax and gratuity.
3. Morgan County Fair - Sept. 5 - 10
It’s time to break out the flannels and boots and head to the Fair! Morning temps in southeastern Ohio are starting to feel crisp, and 4-H’ers all across the county are preparing to show what they grow and share what they know at the 2022 Morgan County Fair.
Pies, Pies, and more local Pies! The eagerly anticipated Annual Pie Auction happens Thursday at four o’clock at the Floral Hall. Cherry is the Pie of the Year and there is a $25 premium and, of course, bragging rights are given for the champion cherry pie.
Grab a Chesterhill VFD steak sandwich and head to the grandstands for some rough truck entertainment, or karaoke at the small stage. For a full schedule of events, visit: https://www.mocofair.com/schedule
If you plan to come in for the Fair, we have some availability that week. Make your reservations now for September 5th through the 10th. These dates always fill up quickly.
4. Apple Picking at Cherry Orchards
Neil and Faye Cherry have been growing their own produce just outside of Deavertown for over fifty years. More than just an orchard, they have created a welcoming oasis with 200 acres of crops, vineyards, ponds, pathways, and places to sit and relax. Apples, peaches, plums, grapes, and cherries - everything is grown on site. Nothing is shipped in. Early Fuji apples will be ready for self-pick in September. And don’t leave without a gallon of freshly pressed cider. For more info, click here.
5. Ohio Valley Opry with Ricky Skaggs - Sept. 17
The Twin City Opera House is the crown jewel of our little town, and a visit for any reason is always a treat. I’ve lived here all of my life, and stepping into this art deco styled theater is still a magical experience. It’s no wonder since this stage has received magicians, musicians, thespians, and comedians since 1892.
Local, regional, and national performances make frequent stops at the Opera House. Country, bluegrass, and gospel acts perform with the Ohio Valley Opry each month. Returning to the OVO stage on September 17th is none other than Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. With two shows on September 17th, these seats will go fast, so get your tickets now.
Summer always saves the best for last when you visit Morgan County. Take advantage of the last of these long sunny days before fall arrives, and spend it with us. Good people and luxury suites await you at the Inns at 8th & Main.
We invite you to come stay with us and #experiencemoco!
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