Athens County, Ohio


It's true, we're one of Ohio's quirkiest places. We don't work hard at it, it just happens. Maybe it's the inspiring backdrop of rolling green hills and meandering creeks. Maybe it's the perpetual youth of being in a college town. Or maybe it's just good old Appalachian ingenuity. Whatever the reason, we know you'll find Athens County, Ohio to be truly inspiring.


Things to do

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Plan your visit. Experience the culture and feel the Appalachian spirit—tangible through our love of local foods, craft brews, festivals and the arts. Whether it's Athens, Nelsonville or one of our Little Cities of the Forest, Athens County is a destination for those seeking an original experience.

Explore all the things you can do here by visiting the official website for Visit Athens County, Ohio.

Upcoming Events


We are home to some pretty amazing events like Nelsonville Music Festival, Athens Halloween Block Party, Ohio Pawpaw Festival and Ohio Brew Week—just to name a few. All the events we highlight here are awesome in their own unique way, but they also share one thing in common—that Athens County vibe. Visiting during one of our "can't miss" events is a great way to immerse yourself into our local culture. You'll soon discover we're a little offbeat, fairly unconventional, and always worth the trip.