Appalachian Outdoor Adventure presented by Rocky Brands

Appalachian-finalLogoHocking College is hosting the First Annual Appalachian Outdoor Adventure presented by Rocky Brands on October 9 and 10, 2015. Held on the beautiful Hocking College Campus at the time when the fall leaves are turning into full autumn colors, this family fun event will feature outdoor adventures including Camping, Archery, pistol and rifle shooting, live music and entertainment, equestrian events, outdoor culinary cook-off, biking events, the Appalachian Triathlon/Duathlon and Mud Run presented by OhioHealth, celebrity appearances and the Timberworks Lumberjack Show.

Admission is $10 or $5 with half off coupons available in most Nelsonville business locations. Archery events for kids grade 4 through 12 and Pistol and Rifle shooting events for kids grade 7–12 will be held on Saturday for only a $15 registration fee that includes an all weekend admission to the event grounds. A safety demonstration class and an exhibition by a well-known expert will round out these events. The Stihl Timberworks Lumberjack show will feature feats of axe throwing, chopping, log rolling, cross cut sawing, hot sawing and chainsaw carving.

Shane Rickly, Rocky Sponsored Professional Roughstock Series Bull Rider will be signing autographs and giving bull riding and calf roping demonstrations. Rickly was the World Champion Bull Rider for International Professional Rodeo Association in 2011, received a top 5 finish in the 2012 PRS World Finals and was 2014 PRS BULL RIDING WORLD FINALS AVERAGE CHAMPION. He is a native of Amanda, Ohio and has worked with cattle and livestock since he was a child and was roping and riding by age four. Injuries include a lost thumb, dislocated shoulder and broken nose that can’t keep Rickly away from the sport he loves. Be sure to attend his educational and fun demonstrations to listen and learn from the best!

Rocky/Don Schumacher Racing Mopar funny car driven by 2011 and 2014 NHRA Funny Car Champion, Matt Hagan, will be on display tso that you can get an up close and personal view of this magnificent 10,000 Horsepower beast!

Steve Francis is the primary driver of the Georgia Boot Late Model Dirt car with the Clint Bowyer racing team, Steve has continued his legacy as the winningest driver of the tour (2004 – present). Stop by to see the Georgia Boot/Clint Bowyer Racing car on display!

The Inaugural Appalachian Triathlon/Duathlon & Mud Run presented by OhioHealth features events for the whole family. The Appalachian Triathlon (swim/bike/run) and Duathlon (run/bike/run) and Appalachian Half Marathon Run (13.1 miles) is designed for the seasoned and novice competitor while the Appalachian Bike Adventure is a family fun scavenger hunt with prizes and giveaways along the course.

Outdoor Cooking Demonstrations will feature six prominent, regional chefs as they perform their culinary magic live onstage demonstrating and explaining their cooking prowess.

This year’s Live Music Line up on the Main Stage includes Rumpke Mountain Boys, Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons, Serpentilla, Megan Hillyer, Jeremy Gibson and More!

PRESS CONTACT: Michael Brown 740-753-6559 / John Page 614-216-3252