A small town community festival that started in 1971 with a vision to pull an area together in the beginning of spring to start the new year. We pride ourselves in hospitality and love meeting new people from all over. Please make your way to our little neck of the woods and enjoy yourselves.
Nestled away in South Central Ohio, Piketon is a scenic area that features a friendly community and plenty of things to do. The history of the town and the surrounding area is rich and mysterious. The original inhabitants were an unknown group of people known as the “Mound Builder Culture”, a group that built a series of burial mounds where Piketon now resides. While historians tend to agree that the building techniques resemble the Hopewell and Adena cultures, the combination of building techniques remains a mystery. It wasn't until the late 1700’s that Anglo-American settlers made their way to the area. Once known as Jefferson, the town was the county seat until 1861, when a hotly contested decision moved the county seat to Waverly. For the remainder of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, Piketon remained a community based on agriculture and farming. The advent of the “Atomic Age” offered new industry when a uranium enrichment facility was built, and a population boom resulted.
Modern day Piketon is a thriving and growing community, still driven by uranium enrichment. Some of the leading research projects in America reside right in the city. The population is over 2,100 people and the community itself offers plenty of fun things to do. History buffs will love the various historic sites and museums that cover everything from the mysterious burial mounds to the local nuclear program. The surrounding wilderness contains a number of lakes, rivers, parks, streams, forests and much more. In addition, you’ll find some of the best hunting and fishing this region has to offer in Pike County. If you're looking for indoor activities, look no further than the unique shops and restaurants, located right in town. A great way to get the full Piketon experience is during one of the great local festivals, like the Pike County Dogwood Festival. "story by ResortsandLodges.com"