The Adventure…

Held at the picturesque Lake Hope State Park, the Rural Ohio Appalachia Revisited (ROAR) Day is a celebration of Appalachian culture. ROAR started as an informal meeting of people involved in the community and interested in its heritage. Today, it has grown by leaps and bounds. The day-long festival features demonstrations of traditional skills such as basketweaving, woodcarving, pottery making, and quilting. The day wouldn’t be complete without listening to some bluegrass music and tasting some old fashioned foods like apple butter and cider. To add to the fun, ROAR Day includes an authentic Appalachian Halloween.


Learn More…

Vinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau
104 West Main Street
PO Box 307
McArthur, Ohio 45651




Getting there’s Half the Adventure…

ROAR Day is held at Lake Hope State Park’s Shelter House, Nature Center, and Hope School. From US Route 50, turn left on 278 (North); follow the signs to Lake Hope State Park.

Click HERE to view the map


Nearby Adventures…

Art & Culture
Markay Cultural Arts Center – Jackson, Jackson County
Passion Works Studio – Athens, Athens County
Kennedy Museum of Art – Athens, Athens County
The Dairy Barn Arts Center – Athens, Athens County

Historic Sites & Places
Alice's House Historical Genealogical Society – McArthur, Vinton County
Vinton Iron Furnace – McArthur, Vinton County
Hope Furnace – Lake Hope State Park, Vinton County
Leo Petroglyph State Memorial – Leo, Jackson County

Parks, Forests, & Outdoor Activities
Zaleski State Forest – Vinton County
Lake Hope State Park – Vinton County
Wayne National Forest – Vinton County
Buckeye Trail (Old Man’s Cave Section) – Vinton County
Tar Hollow State Park – Vinton County
Wellston Wildlife Area – Vinton County
Lake Alma State Park – Jackson and Vinton Counties


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