Pamela D. Sibcy is Honored by Dress for Success Cincinnati

Pam SibcyPamela D. Sibcy, Vice President of Marketing for Sibcy Cline Realtors, was honored by Dress for Success Cincinnati as the 2017 Honorary Chair of their annual fashion show. This honor noted Pam’s commitment to Dress for Success where she has volunteered her services and served on their board.

Says Pam, “Dress for Success has been the first step to a better life for so many women. In helping them we in turn help their families and our community. It has been a privilege to be involved with this amazing organization.”

Community Service
Pam has been involved in numerous local committees and boards throughout the years – all for the good of the community.  To name a few…

  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association (Cincinnati) – Chaired annual fundraising event. Honorary chair (with Rob Sibcy) at the Cincinnati Heart Ball
  • American Red Cross (Cincinnati Chapter) – Former board member. Co-chaired building capital campaign including fundraising, building concept and design of the Red Cross headquarters. Tiffany Circle founding member
  • Aronoff Center – Chaired the building’s grand opening
  • Children’s Museum – former board member
  • Children’s Theater – former board member
  • Cincinnati Bicentennial Salute to our Stars – Co-chaired the multi-day event celebrating the city
  • Cincinnati Zoo – Co-chaired Zoofari fundraising event
  • Dress for Success – former board member; co-chaired The Fashion Show benefit
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation  – President of the board of trustees and board member since 2011
  • Kidney Foundation fundraiser
  • The Lindner Center of HOPE – Current board member. Co-chaired the capital campaign. Endowed the Sibcy House
  • Stepping Stones Center – former board member

In  2008, the American Red Cross recognized Pam’s contributions and honored her with the William Cooper Procter award. In 2013, she was honored once again by this organization with the Clara Barton award for her leadership roles.

About Dress for Success Cincinnati
Dress for Success is non-profit organization established in 1999 whose focus is to “…empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.”

The organization hosts an annual fundraising fashion show. In its 16th year, this year’s show featured the latest trends from Max Mara and Saks Fifth Avenue modeled by women who have benefitted from Dress for Success services. View photos and a video from this event on the Dress for Success Facebook page.

Want to Help Dress for Success?
The organization is looking for volunteers for their front desk, sorting clothing as well as to help with upcoming events. They are also in need of donations of work-appropriate jewelry, handbags, shoes and women’s clothing (especially plus sizes). Designer, dressy and casual donations are sold in their boutiques. Learn more here.

Current Home Owners have Plenty to Gain from Selling Now

red home sign on hundred dollar bills. Real Estate business ConcWith the current real estate situation, prices have reached record highs in many markets. Despite this trend many homeowners are still on the sidelines of the housing market and are hesitant to put their properties up for sale regardless of the incentives to do so. This might be particularly true for owners who bought in the past 10 years, when prices were above the pre-recession and historical norms. However, today’s market conditions could make now the perfect time to sell.

Housing Market 2017
Perhaps the biggest story in the housing market in 2017 has been the massive demand to buy homes and the relatively limited inventory of properties they can actually purchase. In comparison to the market five years ago, there are now 20 percent fewer homes up for sale nationwide4.

Digging into the Numbers
The reason for this trend is clear enough to industry observers: Buyer demand is so great that when any home is put up for sale, owners are likely to find significant enough interest – typically from multiple bidders – that they can get through the real estate sales process quickly and easily. Today fewer than half of all homes for sale are still available within two months of being listed.

Different Situations
Why aren’t more homeowners eager to get into the market and earn a significant return on their home investments thanks to today’s high prices?

Some people may be worried about how much they would have to pay for a new home after selling their own. Others may be waiting for competition to ease so they don’t have to go through the bidding process to get a new home once their old home has sold. Others are just afraid to list before they find something they like.

Further compounding the inventory issue is the fact that home builders aren’t able to put up new houses quickly enough to meet demand in most parts of the country.

When Sellers become Buyers
The good news for prospective sellers is in the busier markets, the selling process has been so accelerated, everything happens in less than a week. For example, a listing can go up on a Thursday or Friday, with an open house scheduled for that weekend, and multiple bids may come in by Monday. That’s a four-day turnaround, and a lot of homes go from not even being listed to under contract within five.

That could encourage current owners on the fence about getting into the market themselves, though that means if they do shop around, they will need to have contingency plans in place for getting their own homes listed and under contract quickly.

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July 2017 Home Sales Report for Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

HomeSales_July2017.jpgHome sales continue to be brisk with many homes selling quickly due to low inventories of homes for sale. Move-in-ready homes in a desired location are often seeing multiple offers.  Mortgage interest rates remain low. Here are the sales statistics for Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana:

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The Cincinnati region enjoyed the fourth highest July ever in sales even though sales were not as high as July 2016.

July 2017 vs July 2016

  • -4.85% Decrease in homes sold (2,431 homes vs 2,555)
  • 6.14% Increase in average sale price ($208,694 vs $196,625)
  • 8.28% Increase in median sale price ($170,000 vs $157,000)
  • .99% Increase in gross sales volume ($507,335,920 vs $502,376,528)

January – July 2017 vs January – July 2016

  • .23% Increase in homes sold (15,149 homes vs 15,114)
  • 6.23% Increase in average sale price ($201,572 vs $189,757)
  • 6.62% Decrease in median sale price ($161,000 vs $151,000)
  • 4.1% Increase in sales volume ($3,053,607,804 vs $2,867,993,751)

Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors July 2017 Home Sales Report

Dayton

July 2017 vs July 2016

  • -2.54% Decrease in homes sold (1,934 homes vs 1,901)
  • .10% Increase in average sale price ($157,132 vs $156,968)
  • 3/71% Increase in median sale price ($136,900 vs $132,000)
  • .99% Increase in sales volume ($507,335,920 vs $502,376,528)

January – July 2017 vs January – July 2016

  • 2.29% Increase in homes sold (9,253 homes vs 9,046)
  • 5.36% Increase in average sale price ($154,853 vs $146,973)
  • 4.81% Decrease in median sale price ($133,000 vs $126,900)
  • 7.77% Increase in sales volume ($1,432,851,217 vs $1,329,517,748)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Area Board of Realtors July 2017 Home Sales Report

Northern Kentucky

July 2017 vs July 2016

  • -8.78% Decrease in homes sold (613 homes vs 672)
  • 4.09% Increase in average sale price ($193,672 vs $186,063)
  • .61% Increase in median sale price ($165,000 vs $164,000)
  • -5.05% Decrease in gross sales volume ($118,721,014 vs $125,034,614)

January – July 2017 vs January – July 2016

  • 3.63% Increase in homes sold (4,139 homes vs  3,994)
  • 3.65% Increase in average sale price ($179,649 vs $173,323)
  • 3.33% Increase in median sale price ($155,000 vs $150,000)
  • 7.41% Increase in sales volume ($743,569,133 vs $692,255,131)

Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors July 2017 Home Sales Report

 

Southeastern Indiana

July 2017 vs July 2016

  • -7.1% Decrease in homes sold (104 homes vs 112)
  • 1.7% Increase in average sale price ($161,000 vs $158,326)
  • 4.9% Increase in median sale price ($150,000 vs $143,000)
  • -5.8% Decrease in sales volume ($16,700,000 vs $17,732,534)

January – July 2017 vs January – July 2016

  • 1.8% Increase in homes sold (685 homes vs 673)
  • 2.0% Increase in average sale price ($153,000 vs $150,019)
  • -1.8% Decrease in median sale price ($136,000 vs $138,503)
  • 4.1% Increase in sales volume ($105,100,000 vs $100,962,513)

Statistics courtesy of Rick McMillin – Southeast Indiana Association of Realtors Home Sales Report, August 1, 2017

Look at homes for sale in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana.

 

 

 

Copper Creek Meadows – A New Place To Call Home in Miami Township, Ohio

CCH_A01_Copper Creek Meadows Logo-10Copper Creek Meadows – an eight-lot, new-home subdivision located in Miami Township is underway with two homes already sold. The remaining six lots are approximately a half acre and can accommodate a ranch lifestyle or two-story open floor plan. This small community of homes features sidewalks, green space and a pond all along a private cul-de-sac avenue.

Says Sue S. Lewis, (Executive Sales Vice President for Sibcy Cline Realtors) and sales representative of Cooper Creek Homes, “We’re very excited about our new homes at Cooper Creek Meadows. The two homes already built and sold look amazing. Home prices are starting from $575,000 and have really nice appointments with a great value.”

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Homes are customized to a buyer’s dreams and desires and feature hardwood, carpet and tiled flooring, as well as details such as moldings and built ins. Those who have preferences for a green home using sustainable and energy-efficient materials and appliances can be accommodated.

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Location Location Location
Copper Creek Meadows is located in Miami Township and is just eight minutes from downtown Montgomery or a short drive to historic downtown Loveland. If you love to bike, walk or jog, the Loveland Bike Trail is a short drive away.

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Since the homes are located in Miami Township, there are no city taxes – a nice bonus to homeowners.

Go here  find Copper Creek Meadows. Go here to see Copper Creek listed properties.

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About Copper Creek Homes
Ranjit K Sharma is President and Owner of Copper Creek Homes, and has been constructing homes for over 20 years. His company philosophy is taking pride in creating attractive and comfortable homes. Copper Creek Homes staff constantly monitor quality and workmanship throughout the building process. Firm guidelines are maintained with a hands-on approach throughout construction.

Interested in Building at Copper Creek Meadows?
Contact Sue Lewis, Executive Sales Vice President, at 513-324-8095 or suelewis@sibcycline.com.

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September 2017 Local Festivals in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

September is time to start thinking about autumn. There are many local festivals and events to enjoy throughout this month. Take advantage of the warm weather and plan on visiting a local festival in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; or Southeastern Indiana. Events are in order by date:

Local Festivals and Events in September 2017

Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Show
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz Street at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio
September 1-3, 2017
Enjoy seeing planes perform maneuvers.

St. John Neumann Church Festival
12191 Mill Road in Springfield Township in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 1-3, 2017
Have fun at this festival.

Nativity Church Festival
Nativity School in Pleasant Ridge (Columbia Township) in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 1-3, 2017
Lots of fun!

AlterFest
Alter High School at 940 E. David Road in Kettering, Ohio
September 1-4, 2017
Rides, games and food!

Heritage Days
Second Street in Augusta, Kentucky
September 1-3, 2017
Enjoy food, crafts and games!

F&M’S River Blast
Riverfront Park at 53 N. Miami Avenue in Miamisburg, Ohio
September 2, 2017
Live music, entertainment, play zone and fireworks!

Ohio Renaissance Festival
10542 E. State Route 73 in Waynesville, Ohio
September 2 – October 29, 2017 (Weekends)
Ladies and knights – enjoy going back into time and enjoy the Elizabethan era!

Ferncliff Cemetery  – Sacred and Symbolic Walking Tour
Ferncliff Cemetery Chapel at 501 West McCreight Avenue in Springfield, Ohio
September 2, 2017
Learn about past Springfield citizens and the symbols found on their grave sites.

The Fair at New Boston
George Rogers Clark Park in Springfield, Ohio
September 2-3, 2017
Head back to 1790-1810 for a historical adventure. Tickets required.

Metamora Music Festival
Whitewater Canal in Metamora in Franklin County, Indiana
September 2-3, 2017
Dulcimers, guitars, workshops and more!

St. Margaret Mary Church Festival
1830 W. Galbraith Road in North College Hill in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 2-4, 2017
Lots of festival fun!

CedarFest
Cedarville, Ohio
September 2-3, 2017

St. Cecilia Labor Day Festival
5313 Madison Pike at St. Cecilia Church in Independence, Kentucky
September 2-4, 2017
Food, rides and music!

Holiday at Home
Kettering Government Center and Fraze Pavillion at 3600 Shroyer Road in Kettering, Ohio
September 2-4, 2017
A Labor Day holiday tradition! This Ain’t Our First Rodeo: Saddle Up is the theme.

Cincinnati Riverfest and Fireworks
Sawyer Point Park in downtown Cincinnati and Riverboat Row in Newport, Kentucky
September 3, 2017
The end of summer has arrived when you attend this festival of fun, food and the most amazing fireworks!

Dayton Reggae Festival
111 E. Monument Avenue at Riverscape MetroPark in Dayton, Ohio
September 3, 2017
Enjoy listening to live music. Food available — bring a blanket or chair.

St. Angela Merici Parish Festival
130 Stone Alley in Fayetteville, Ohio
September 3, 2017
A fun festival to attend.

MarketFEST ’17
North Market Place and the esplanade downtown (near the Heritage Center) in Springfield, Ohio
September 7, 2017
Live music, artisans, food vendors and food trucks!

50th Annual Dale Fall Festival
Dale City Park in Dale, Indiana
September 7-9, 2017
Street festival with food, rides, parade and more!

Harvest Home Fair
Harvest Home Park at 3961 North Bend Road in Cheviot, Ohio
September 7-10, 2017
An annual westside Cincinnati tradition! Lots of food, drink and fun – it all starts with the parade on Thursday.

The Moving Wall – Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Carrollton, Kentucky
September 7-11, 2017
Half-sized replica of the Washington DC Vietnam Memorial.

Ubahn Fest
220 Central Avenue at the transit tunnel underneath the Banks in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
September 8-9, 2017
Listen to hip-hop and electronic dance music from national performers. It’s all underground!

Springboro Oktoberfest (Church Festival)
5 West Mill Street at Springboro United Church of Christ in Springboro, Ohio
September 8-9, 2017
Enjoy everything German!

53rd Annual Canaan Fall Festival
Town Square in Canaan in Jefferson County, Indiana
September 8-9, 2017
Pie-baking contest, parade, vintage tractor pull and entertainment!

Clinton County Corn Festival
Clinton County Fair Grounds at 958 West Main Street in Wilmington, Ohio
September 8-10, 2017
Corn and fun! Parade, games, antique farm machinery and more!

Dayton Greek Festival
Annunciation Green Orthodox Church at 500 Belmonte Park North in Dayton, Ohio #opadayton
September 8-10, 2017
Enjoy Greek food, dance, live music and more!

Vandalia Oktoberfest
Vandalia Recreation Center at 1111 Stonequarry Road in Vandalia, Ohio
September 8-9, 2017
German…everything!

MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest
Covington, Kentucky
September 8-10, 2017
German food, drink and fun!

St. Susanna Family Festival
500 Reading Road in Mason, Ohio
September 8-10, 2017
Games, rides, cake booth, blackjack and more!

St. Clement Festival and Pig Roast
Vine Street Park in St. Bernard in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 8-10, 2017
Live music, Bengals on TV, games and great food.

St. Barbara Rocktoberfest
4042 Turkeyfoot Road at St. Barbara Church in Erlanger, Kentucky
September 8-10, 2017

Clinton County Corn Festival
Clinton County Fairgrounds at 958 W. Main Street in Wilmington, Ohio
September 8-10, 2017
Celebrate agriculture and corn!

South Vienna Corn Festival
South Vienna, Ohio
September 8-10, 2017
Everything… corn!

Dayton Greek (Church) Festival
500 Belmonte Park North (next to the Dayton Art Institute) at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
September 8-10, 2017
From the Greek pastries to the live music and dance, enjoy everything Greek.

Annual Festival of the Horse
Downtown Georgetown, Kentucky
September 8-10, 2017
Enjoy exhibits, foods, arts, carnival, parade and horse show.

Fall Festival at St. Saviour Church
4136 Myrtle Avenue in Amberley Village
September 8-10, 2017
Enjoy this festival!

St. Saviour Fall Festival Rossmoyne
4136 Myrtle Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 8-10, 2017
Great food and lots of fun!

The Cheese Fest Cincinnati
Smale Riverfront Park (Mehring Way and Joe Nuxhall Way) in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 9, 2017
Registration required to attend. Enjoy all kinds of cheese, please.

Cincinnati Jazz and BBQ Festival
Madison and Whetsel Roads in Madisonville in Cincinnati, Ohio.
September 9, 2017
Great food and great live jazz!

Cincinnati Street Food Festival
Gilbert Avenue , McMillan Street and Park Avenue in Walnut Hills in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 9, 2017
Live music and food!

St. Teresa Latino Church Festival
1827 N. Limestone Street in Springfield, Ohio
Septemer 9, 2017
Enjoy Latin everything – dance, food and games!

David Shaw’s Big River Get Down
RiversEdge Park In Hamilton, Ohio
September 9, 2017
A music festival including David Shaw’s acoustical performance. Tickets required.

Sunman Fall Fest
Sunman Community Park at 210 North Meridian Street in Sunman, Indiana
September 9, 2017
Homemade wine contest as well as lots of food and music as well as fireworks.

Swingtime on the River
Elizabeth Street in Augusta, Kentucky
September 9, 2017
The Cincinnati Swingtime Band will be playing music as you dance the night away.

Miamisburg Artisan Festival
Miamisburg Riverfront Park in Miamisburg, Ohio
September 9, 2017
An annual festival featuring pottery, jewelry, woodworking and other artisan works.

Marigold Festival
Eichelberger Amphitheater in Huber Heights, Ohio
September 9, 2017
Enjoy the blooms of fall.

4th Annual Middletown Arts Festival
Downtown Middletown, Ohio
September 9, 2017
Visual and performing arts to enjoy.

Russian Fest
St. George Russian Orthodox Church at 118 North Lebanon Road in Loveland, Ohio
September 9, 2017
Enjoy Russian food, dancing, crafts and live music!

Country Pumpkins Fall Festival
Dry Ridge, Kentucky
September 9-10, 2017
Enjoy pumpkins, hayrides, petting zoo, corn maze and more!

Beavercreek Popcorn Festival
Dayton-Xenia Road in Beavercreek, Ohio
September 9-10, 2017
There will be over 200 booths with food, treats and amazing popcorn specialties!

St. Michael’s Fall Fest (Church Festival)
Brookville, Indiana
September 9-10, 2017
Traditional festival. Smoke pork chop dinner on Saturday and chicken dinner on Sunday.

Cincinnati Hispanic Fest (Church Festival)
Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Carthage at 7820 Vine Street in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 9-10, 2017
Lots of delicious Hispanic food, music and culture!

Italian Fall Festival
Bella Villa Hall at 2625 County Line Road in Kettering, Ohio
September 9-11, 2017
Incredible Italian food, live music, contest and lots of fun.

Old West Festival
1449 Greenbush Cobb Road in Williamsburg, Ohio
September 9 – October 15, 2017 (Saturdays and Sundays)
Experience the wild, wild west!

Dutch Valley Fall Festival
Sugarcreek, Ohio
September 15-16, 2017
Carriage rides, animals and more.

Bands & BBQ at the Point
Carrollton’s Point Park in Carrollton, Kentucky
September 15-16, 2017
Bring your lawn chair! Fireworks and BBQ contest.

Ohio Fish & Shrimp Festival
2624 US 68 in Urbana, Ohio at Freshwater Farms of Ohio
September 15-16, 2017
Enjoy seafood while listening to live music and enjoying games and other activities.

Xenia Community Festival
334 W. Market Street in Xenia, Ohio
September 15-16, 2017
Enjoy the balloon glow on Friday night! Beer garden, local talent acts, rides and more.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
Second and Third Streets between Walnut and Elm in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
September 15-17, 2017
The largest Oktoberfest in the USA. Enjoy German everything!

Springfield Extravaganza
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 South Charleston Pike in Springfield, Ohio
September 15-17, 2017
Antique show and flea market.

Sweet Owen Day Fall Festival
100 N. Thomas Street Courthouse Square in Owenton, Kentucky
September 16, 2017
Pancake breakfast, food and live music.

St. Teresa Benedicta Festival
23345 Gavin Lane in Lawrenceburg, Indiana
September 16, 2017
Games, food, live music and beer garden.

Dayton Pagan Pride Day
Eastwood Metropark at 1442 Harshman Road in Dayton, Ohio
September 16, 2017
Learn about pagan spiritualism.

EweNique Art Walk
Shelby Street in Falmouth, Kentucky
September 16, 2017
Live music, local artists and storefronts decorated with fun sheep designs!

Dillsboro Heritage Festival
Dillsboro, Indiana
September 16-17, 2017
Celebrating the Great War’s 100 years. Vintage baseball game, horseshoe tournament.

Apple Daze
Hidden Valley Fruit Farm at 5474 N. State Rt. 48 in Lebanon, Ohio
September 1 -17, 2017
It’s apple time! Apple cider, baked apples and enjoy live music!

Preble County Pork Festival
Preble County Fairgrounds at 722 South Franklin Street in Eaton, Ohio.
September 16-17, 2017
Concert on Saturday. Petting zoo and racing pigs. Lots of fun!

Ish: Cincinnati’s Jewish and Israeli Arts and Cultural Festival
1230 Elm Street at Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 17, 2017
Surround yourself with the Jewish and Israeli culture.

Montgomery Car Show
Montgomery Square Plaza on Montgomery Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 16, 2017
100+ cars are lined up for inspection.

Dayton Concours D’Elegance
Carillon Park at 1000 Carillon Boulevard in Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy viewing 200 classic and antique automobiles.
September 16-17, 2017

Cincinnati Food Truck Association Food Festival
Blue Ash Summit Park at 4335 Glendale-Milford Road in Blue Ash, Ohio
September 22, 2017
Enjoy food truck fare!

Pig Out in Maysville
McDonald Parkway and Sutton Street in Maysville, Kentucky
September 22-23, 2017
Live music to enjoy along with the BBQ!

Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic
Yeatman’s Cove in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
September 22-23, 2017
Taste wine and enjoy great food. Tickets required.

Flying Heritage Festival
Moraine Airpark at 3800 Clearview Road in Moraine, Ohio
September 22-24, 2017
Pancake breakfast, food trucks and airplanes.

Newport Oktoberfest
Newport riverfront in Newport, Kentucky
September 22-24, 2017
Enjoy German festivities in a large Munich-style tent.

Cincinnati Comic Expo
525 Race Street at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
September 22-24, 2017
Pop culture via comics! Tickets required.

Tipp City Mum Festival
Between Third and Tipp-Elizabeth Streets in Tipp City, Ohio
September 22-24, 2017
Enjoy a cruise-in, parade, motorcycle ride, live entertainment – and mums!

Fall Festival and Paws on Parade 
6757 Yankee Road at Liberty Park in Liberty Township, Ohio
September 23, 2017
Bring the pooches!

Culturefest 2017
City Hall Plaza in Springfield, Ohio
September 23, 2017
Enjoy dancers, bands, choirs, drummers and acrobats plus great food from various cultures.

St. Ann Church Oktoberfest
646 Clinton Avenue in Hamilton, Ohio.
September 23, 2017
Kids root beer garden, authentic German food, homemade desserts, biergarten and live music

3rd Annual Bricktoberfest
Downtown Osgood, Indiana on Ripley Street
September 23, 2017
BBQ, live entertainment, cruise-in, pumpkin decorating and more.

3rd Annual Punkin’ Chunkin’
Versailles Tyson Sports Complex in Versailles, Indiana
September 23, 2017
Watch pumpkins being tossed with a trebuchet.

Merchants and Music Festival
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
September 23, 2017
Live music, shopping and food!

St. Vincent Ferrer Fall Fest 
7754 Montgomery Road in Kenwood (Cincinnati, Ohio)
September 23-24, 2017
Rides, bands, games.  Enjoy festival foods!

St. Jude Oktoberfest
5924 Bridgetown Road in Bridgetown in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 23-24, 2017
Enjoy everything German!

St. Vincent Ferrer Fall Church Festival
Sycamore Township in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 23-24, 2017
Live music and lots of festival fun.

Kiwanis Apple Festival
Liberty Park at 716 South Park Avenue in Batesville, Indiana
September 23-24, 2017
Apples, games, entertainment and food! Concert by Highland Reign.

St. Ann Oktoberfest
646 Clinton Avenue at St. Ann Catholic Church in Hamilton, Ohio
September 23-26, 2017
Enjoy being German at this festival!

Oktoberfest at Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio
September 23-24, 2017
Fee to enter. Enjoy everything German!

St. Margaret Hall O’Bryonville Festival
1906 Madison Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 24, 2017
Chicken dinners, beverages and more!

St. Jude Oktoberfest
September 24-25, 2017
5924 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45248

115th Annual Versailles Pumpkin Show
Versailles Courthouse Square at 101 E. 1st North Street in Versailles, Indiana
September 27 – October 1, 2017
Indiana’s oldest festival! Rides, entertainment, food, parade and giant pumpkin contest.

Lawrenceburg Fall Fest
118 Walnut Street in Downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
September 28-30, 2017
Rides, food, beer garden, car show, chili contest and more!

Wilmington Oktoberfest
53 N. Mulberry Street in Wilmington, Ohio
September 29-30, 2017
Live music (Bret Michaels), German food and bier!

St. Joseph Oktoberfest
26 E. Harrison Avenue in North Bend, Ohio
September 29-30, 2017
Bavarian village setting with German food and more!

Fall Old Court Days
Madison, Indiana
September 29 –  October 1, 2017
Antiques, collectibles and food along the courthouse area in Madison.

St. Cecilia Oktoberfest Church Festival
3105 Madison Road in Oakley in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 30, 2017
German music, dancing, German bier and food and games!

Cincinnati Street Food Festival
East McMillan Street near Gilbert Avenue in Walnut Hills in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 30, 2017
Live music and great food from the food trucks

Country Applefest
Warren County Fairgrounds at 665 N Broadway Street in Lebanon, Ohio
September 30, 2017
Apples, fun and more!

Wright State Homecoming Festival
Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio
September 30, 2017
Chili cook off, food trucks and more!

Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art
Madison, Indiana
September 30 – October 1, 2017
Artisans, chalk walk, food and more!

Vogt Farm Pumpkin Festival
12115 North State Road 129 in Batesville, Indiana
September 30 – October 22, 2017 (Weekends)
Trolley rides to the pumpkin patch, corn maze and more!

Northern Kentucky Kite Festival
Dayton, Kentucky
September 30, 2017
Let’s go fly a kite!

Oktoberfests in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Dayton – Have Fun at One this Summer and Fall 2017!

You know it will soon be fall when local Oktoberfests start to take place. It’s all about the music, food and entertainment – a la German style. Do the chicken dance. Wear your lederhosen. Have fun!

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About Oktoberfest
The original Oktoberfest is held in Munich and is the world’s largest beer festival that runs 16 days with over 6 million in attendance. The festival began in 1810 as a horse race tribute to the wedding of Ludwig Crown Prince of Bavaria. This race was a success and later grew in size yearly with beer tents added in the late 1800s.

Although horse races are no longer part of the festivities, Germans enjoy their local brew along with lots of food and rides. Only beer brewed in Munich is permitted at that festival.

Here is list of some regional Oktoberfests throughout Greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio and Northern Kentucky:

Maysville Oktoberfest
Downtown Maysville, Kentucky
August 11-13, 2017

Dayton Liederkranz-Turner Germanfest Picnic
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Avenue  in Dayton, Ohio
August 11-13, 2017
Food, music, games as well as a biergarten and wiengarten

Germania Society Oktoberfest
August 25-27, 2017
Germania Park (3529 West Kemper Road) in Colerain Township

Liberty Home German Club Oktoberfest
September 1-3, 2017
2361 Hamilton-Cleves Road in Ross Township

MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest
September 8-10, 2017
MainStrasse Village in Covington, Kentucky

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Oktoberfest at the Christ Church United Church of Christ
September 2017  – Dates TBD
14. S. Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075

Springboro Oktoberfest
September 8-9, 2017
5 West Mill Street in Springboro, Ohio

Sister Cities of Vandalia Oktoberfest
September 8-9, 2017
Vandalia Sports Complex on Stonequarry Road in Vandalia, Ohio

MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest
Covington, Kentucky
September 8-10, 2017
German food, drink and fun!

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Oktoberfest (St Peter Catholic Church in Huber Heights)
September 15-16, 2017
6151 Chambersburg Road, Huber Heights, Ohio 45242

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
September 15-17, 2017
Downtown Cincinnati along Second and Third Streets between Walnut and Elm Streets
Largest Oktoberfest in the U.S.!

Oktoberfest – The Dayton Art Institute
September 22-24, 2017
Dayton Art Institute

Streudel

Newport Oktoberfest
September 22-24, 2017
Festival Park (Riverboat Row) in Newport, Kentucky

Oktoberfest at Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio
September 23-24, 2017

Wilmington Oktoberfest
September 23-24, 2017
Wilmington, Ohio (73 N. Mulberry St.)

St. Ann Oktoberfest
646 Clinton Avenue at St. Ann Catholic Church in Hamilton, Ohio
September 23-26, 2017

Oktoberfest at Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio
September 23-24, 2017
Fee to enter. Enjoy everything German!

Crowds

St. Jude Oktoberfest
September 24-25, 2017
5924 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45248

Germantown Pretzel Festival
September 23-24, 2017
Historic Germantown, Ohio
Not an Oktoberfest – best still German!

Oktoberfest at St. Ann Catholic Church
September 23, 2017
646 Clinton Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio 45015

Wilmington Oktoberfest
53 N. Mulberry Street in Wilmington, Ohio
September 29-30, 2017

St. Joseph Oktoberfest
26 E. Harrison Avenue in North Bend, Ohio
September 29-30, 2017

St. Cecilia Oktoberfest Church Festival
3105 Madison Road in Oakley in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 30, 2017

Oktoberfest Festival at St. Agnes Church
October 6-8, 2017
1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, Kentucky

Donauschwaben Oktoberfest
October 6-8, 2017
4290 Dry Ridge Road in Colerain Township

Dayton German Club Oktoberfest
Dayton, Ohio
October 7, 2017
Enjoy everything German!

St. Anthony Oktoberfest 
St. Anthony’s school gym at 1824 St. Charles Avenue in Dayton, Ohio
October 14, 2017
German food, music, games and more!

Lebanon Oktoberfest
October 14, 2017
Historic Downtown Lebanon in Lebanon, Ohio

Bavarian

 

 

 

 

Solar Eclipse Events in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio

Solar EclipseAugust 21, 2017 will be a day to remember as North Americans experience a total solar eclipse. This is the first total eclipse in the U.S. to span the entire country since 1918. Where will you be when the eclipse occurs

Timing of the Eclipse
In Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky  the eclipse schedule is:

  • 1:01 pm – Partial eclipse begins
  • 2:29 pm – Maximum eclipse
  • 3:52 pm – Partial eclipse ends

In Dayton, Ohio, the eclipse schedule is:

  • 1:02 pm – Partial eclipse begins
  • 2:28 pm – Maximum eclipse
  • 3:51 pm – Partial eclipse ends

Weather
Will the weather cooperate on August 21? Follow the weather patterns from the National Weather Service.

Here is a list of local eclipse events happening in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana:

Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana Local Eclipse Events

Drake Planetarium and Science Center
202 Sherman Avenue in Norwood (Cincinnati), Ohio
August 19, 2017
Family Eclipse Festival

Drake Planetarium and Science Center
202 Sherman Avenue in Norwood (Cincinnati), Ohio
August 21, 2017
Viewing Party

Cincinnati Nature Center
Rowe Woods at Abner Hollow Cabin at 4949 Tealtown Road in Milford, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Solar eclipse viewing (registration required)

Cincinnati Observatory
August 21, 2017
View the eclipse! Free event.

Cincinnati Public Library Viewing Party
View the eclipse at many of the branch locations including the main library (Cincinnati, Ohio)
August 21, 2017
Viewing party!

Eclipse Day at Glenwood Gardens
10397 Springfield Pike at the Cotswold Overlook at Glenwood Gardens in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Viewing party!

Tyson Library
325 Tyson Street in Versailles, Indiana
August 21, 2017
Viewing party!

Batesville Library
131 North Walnut Street in Batesville, Indiana
August 21, 2017
Viewing party!

Washington Park
Over-the-Rhine in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Viewing party!

Dayton, Ohio Local Eclipse Events

Washington-Centerville Public Library
111 W. Spring Valley Road in Centerville, (Dayton) Ohio
August 21, 2017
Watch party!

Fairborn Community Library 
1 East Main Street in Dayton, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Watch party!

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
2600 Deweese Parkway in Dayton, Ohio
August 18, 2017
Evening of Astronomy: The Solar Eclipse

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
2600 Deweese Parkway in Dayton, Ohio
August 19, 2017
Free day at the museum.

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
2600 Deweese Parkway in Dayton, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Watch party!

Tipp City Library
14 W. Walnut Street (lawn of Zion Lutheran Church) in Tipp City, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Great American Eclipse Viewing Party

Eclipse Float on the Great Miami
1995 E. Ross Road in Tipp City, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Watch the eclipse from a canoe!

Fraze Pavilion 
695 Lincoln Park Boulevard, Kettering, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Viewing party!

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
16 S. Williams Street in Dayton, Ohio at the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center
August 21, 2017
Watch party!

Winters-Bellbrook Community Library
57 W. Franklin Street in Bellbrook, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Watch party!

Milton Union Public Library
560 S. Main Street in Milton, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Eclipse open house with viewing inside and out.

Cedarville University’s Department of Engineering/Sciences
695 Lincoln Park Boulevard in Ketting, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Watch party!

Want to learn more about the eclipse? Go here.