Whats going on Near Portsmouth Ohio the weekend of April 21-23 2017…

Spring is in the air… the famous bunny has come and gone and we are ready to get out and enjoy this beautiful weather we are getting. If you are looking for something to do near the Portsmouth Ohio area this weekend here are some suggestions.

“All the Pancakes You Can Eat!”

When? Wednesday April 19th 7am-7pm

Where? SOMC Friends Center, 120 18th St Portsmouth OH 45662

What? Kiwanis 56th Annual Pancake Festival! $6 per Ticket. All the Pancakes you can eat! Tickets available from your local Portsmouth Kiwanis Member or at the door the day of the event.

Playing on Portsmouth’s rich baseball heritage, Columbia Gas of Ohio will be holding an event for families.

When? Thursday April 20th from 6pm-8pm

Where? The Scioto County Welcome Center, 342 Second St, Portsmouth OH 45662

What? Columbia Gas holds family fun event– Columbia Gas of Ohio will be holding a family fun event, serving hot dogs, nachos and popcorn. There will be baseball-themed giveaways, including Cincinnati Reds and Columbus Clippers ticket packages. Representatives from Columbia Gas of Ohio’s Customer Care team will also be on hand to help residents discover ways to manage their current bills. There is no obligation to purchase anything and this is a FREE event to let the community know about programs to make their homes more comfortable and safe while also saving money.

Antiques, Animals, Arts & Crafts, hunting equipment, Farming, Flea Market finds and more…

When? Friday April 21st Early bird Shoppers allowed in at 3:00pm, Saturday April 22nd Show opens to the public 7am-7pm and Sunday April 23rd Show opens to the public 7am-4pm

Where? Scioto County Fair Grounds  1193 Fairground Rd, Lucasville OH 45648

What? Scioto County’s Largest Swap meet. You will find something for everyone of all ages, clothes, toys, hunting and fishing gear, farm animals of all shapes and sizes, pets of all types, antiques, local arts and crafts, Farm fresh foods, plants, and much more. Parking is now FREE on the Fairground lots. General admission will be just $3 per person ( Friday early bird admission is $4 per person) with 12 and under getting in Free.

Trout Derby!

When? Friday April 21-Sunday April 23

Where? Turkey Creek Lake Shawnee State Park, 4404 State Route 125 West Portsmouth 45663

What? Portsmouth Area Jaycees 51st Annual Trout Derby.

Friday: Welcome to Shawnee

5-8pm Courtsey boat inspections by Division of Watercraft in Campground

6-8pm Hayrides in Campground, meet in front of large shower house.

10pm Quiet time, fishing starts early!

Saturday: Derby Day

6am-2pm Trout Derby! Catch fish and enjoy the food vendors, register fish for prize eligibility until 2pm under tent next to log cabin at Turkey Creek Boat Ramp. Kiddie Fishing Area (children 12 and under) at Turkey Creek Beach.

10am Passport to Fishing program by Scioto Soil and Water at kiddie fishing area.

11am Clean and Cook your Catch over the Campfire with chef Kenny in kiddie fishing area.

1-5pm Fish Shocking demo by the Division of Wildlife on Roosevelt Lake

3pm Award ceremony at the Amphitheater!

Grand Prize Wins Boat! Must be present to Win!

6-8pm Hayrides in the Campground, meet in front of large Shower house.

Sunday: Fish and relax in the park.

For questions contact Shawnee.parks@dnr.state.oh.us or call 740-858-6652

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