Ohio

Washboard Fest /June 16-18

Come for live music, food, washboard factory tours, children's activities, arts and craft, and more!

Every year, on Father’s Day weekend, the downtown streets of Logan, Ohio come alive with the celebration of the washboard, as a musical instrument. Logan is the home of the Columbus Washboard Company, the only remaining washboard manufacturing company inthe U.S. It all began in rural America around mid-1800’s, where music was a center- piece of family entertainment, but money was scarce. So, the washboard, an empty jug, along with a stick and string attached to metal tub turned upside down, became the backwoods answer to Saturday Night at Carnegie Hall. Modified to form a “vest” that hangs from the shoulders, that same raspy sound of energy also became the source of rhythm for Cajun music throughout the Bayou. Welcome to Logan, heart of the beautiful Hocking Hills and enjoy Ohio’s Most Unique Music Festival!

  • Spectacular Music Line-Up
  • Car Show
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Washboard Festival Train
  • Free Children’s Activities
  • Tour the last truly manufacturing Washboard Factory in the United States!

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