Blue Blaze Festival

Trial Runs, Hiking and Backpacking

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Blue Blaze Festival in Shawnee, Ohio

The Blue Blaze Festival is Celebrating the Buckeye Trail in the Wayne National Forest and the Village of Shawnee.

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Countdown to Buckeye Trail events

Trail Runs - Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Half Marathon

9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT


9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT

5K Run/Walk

9:15AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT
Start time is 8:00AM, leaving from Shawnee

10 Mile Hike

8:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT

Buckeye Trail in the Wayne National Forest

Run  Hike  Backpack

Trail Run Events

Half Marathon, 10K and 5K

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10 Mile Hike

Follow the Blue Blazes

Hike map and description of historical locations on the route will be provided.

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Backpacking Workshop

If you are new to the experience of Backpacking and would like to improve your skills and comfort level, consider participating in this workshop. The group will be lead by Appalachian Understories with orientation on Friday, starting at 11:00am, leaving for the trail by early afternoon and returning to Shawnee on Saturday.

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Live Music - Friday & Saturday

Local area musicians

Friday: 5:00pm to 7:00pm, Mike Ratliff will be performing

  • Sponsored by Destination Shawnee

Saturday: 9:30am to 5:00pm, Live Music


Farmers Market and Street Fair

Friday Night
Farmers Market on Main Street, 5pm-7pm 

Saturday all day
Street Fair, with local vendors, food and drink, 9:00am-6pm

Kids activities & family events 

Event Site for details, maps and more information

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