The authentic hometown vibe of Logan, Ohio’s Main Street will hum with activity as 75 iconic Airstream travel trailers line six block of the historic downtown during the town’s first-ever Urban Air Affair. Billed as Urban Air: Wake Up Downtown, dozens of the silver beauties will arrive Thursday, April 26 and depart early Sunday morning, April 29, rolling in from all across the United States and parts of Canada. Event details are found at wakeupdowntown.com, with complete area tourism information on lodging, dining and other experiences and events found at ExploreHockingHills.com.
Logan’s typically peaceful town square will be transformed into a buzzy pedestrian mall, inviting festival goers to wander among the Airstreams, meeting their interesting and well-traveled owners, as they learn about these offbeat trailers and the fascinating folks behind the wheel. Attendees can gain inspiration and settle curiosities as they share stories with some of the most experienced travelers from around the country, hearing firsthand what it’s like to own and travel via these popular Ohio-made shiny silver travel trailers.
As the Airstreams fill the streets, music will fill the air. Live entertainment will be featured all weekend, creating a soundtrack for the crisp, spring nights. The Airstream way of life means owners often play guitar or harmonica, adding to the engaging vibe of this special festival. Adult beverage gardens will feature beer, wine and local moonshine cocktails. Food, craft demonstrations and tours of Logan’s own Columbus Washboard Factory, the last remaining washboard maker in the U.S., will also mark the event. Washboard music and the utility of the boards as vintage laundry machines go hand-in-hand with the Airstream lifestyle.
In addition, a movie about Gatewood’s life, “Trail Magic: Grandma Gatewood’s Walk,” will be shown during Urban Air to celebrate the concurrent Buckeye TrailFest, a five-day celebration of the outdoors that encourages travelers to feed and share their passion for hiking. Visitors can meet with Ohio’s most accomplished long-distance hikers, hear their stories and discover ways to dive deeper into this fast-growing outdoor pursuit. Day and night hikes, workshops on stewardship and all levels of hiking, comradery around the campfire and more will engage visitors, whether they’re a novice hiker or a master mountaineer.
Hikers from across the globe flock to Hocking Hills State Park to experience its trails and events like Urban Air and Buckeye TrailFest. Located 40 miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio, Hocking Hills offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences that make every day feel like Saturday, with plenty of Admission: FREE activities. The region boasts a wide variety of affordable lodging, from camping, cabins and cottages to hotels and inns. In addition to hiking trails, parks and forests, the Hocking Hills is the Canopy Tour Capital of the Midwest, with 55 ziplines being offered via three distinct guide services. Unique gift and antique shops, canoeing, horseback riding, golf, spas and more add to the allure of the Hocking Hills as the perfect place to unplug. Complete traveler information is available at ExploreHockingHills.com or 1-800-Hocking (800-462-5464).