Just because it is January, does not mean the adventures are over. In fact, they are just beginning! If the almanac is correct, then January will prove to be the perfect time for arts, outdoor and history in Mohican-Loudonville.
Aaron Costic and his crew from Elegant Ice Creations Inc., are returning for the 10th Annual Mohican Winterfest January 9th – 10th. Aaron Costic has participated in and won medals during the Olympic Games in ice sculpting. His list of accomplishments does not end there, he has also won several World Championships and has been coming to the Mohican Winterfest for nine years. When asked what keeps him coming back, he says, “We love the Loudonville/Mohican area. My wife and I have a houseboat on Pleasant Hill Lake and we spend plenty of time there.” Watch Aaron and his crew display their talents with ice carving demos, including kids’ names in ice and many other sculptures in ice throughout the downtown area. Activities and demos will begin January 9th from 4-8pm and January 10th from 11am-5pm. Visit DiscoverMohican.com or LoudonvilleChamber.com for more information and other scheduled events.
Nature is not completely asleep. Join the Mohican Trails Club and Mohican State Park for the Winter Hike on January 11th beginning at 10am in front of the Mohican State Park Commissary. Enjoy a 5K or 10K hike along the scenic Clear Fork Gorge. The free event includes warm fire, hot soup, cookies and drinks after the hike. Make sure to dress for the weather. DiscoverMohican.com and MohicanTrailsClub.org has more information.
If being outside is a bit much or just looking to enjoy some downhome fun and old time music, then come down to the Mohican State Park Lodge & Conference Center January 16th–18th for the Appalachian Acoustic Music Weekend! Appalachian Music or Old Time Music, was brought to America by the Scottish, Irish and English immigrants and other tunes developed in the Appalachian Mountains. Barb Mast, one of the event’s organizers, says, “We hope that everyone would like the music they hear over the weekend- whether it is a new style of music for them or one they’ve enjoyed for years. There will be jamming all weekend and anyone who wishes to listen or to play in a jam session is welcome.” This free event that is open to the public will incorporate open stages, workshops and concerts. Saturday, January 17th, the lounge will be open to Cajun music by “Bayou Rhythms.” 7pm grab a seat and tap your toes while listening to a simple blend of old time music with a light mix of folk and Celtic with “JMJ Crescent” from central Ohio. Then continue with Andy Carlson and Casey Cook from Dennison University Music and Bluegrass Departments featuring various American music styles. For more information, visit the Appalachian Music Weekend on Facebook for a schedule of events.
For more information on these events and more, visit DiscoverMohican.com. Discover Why Mohican Rocks!