Thinking of Selling Your Home on Your Own? Don’t Make “that” Mistake!

FSBO selling your home

This fast-paced real estate market has some homes selling in just days or even hours. Many home buyers are lining up to make offers. Perhaps with this type of real estate market, you have considered trying to sell your home on your own (FSBO – for sale by owner) without the services of a real estate agent?

Here are some reasons why you should not sell your home by yourself:

Can You Attract Lots of Buyers?
The National Association of Realtors® reports 97% of all home buyers use the Internet throughout the home-buying process. Real estate agents and brokers (like Sibcy Cline Realtors) have a strong Internet presence already in place with strategies to promote homes for sale. Bypass a real estate professional and your reach to the home-buying market will be much smaller. You will, therefore, receive less offers and may lose out on stronger offers and possibly more money for your home.

Another important item to consider is the photography of your home. Properties for sale will have rooms staged to appeal to the largest segment of home buyers. This is part of your agent’s responsibility in marketing your home. For example, your agent will guide you to clear the kitchen counters of most appliances and to stow away hand towels and the garbage can from sight. The potential home buyer can then focus on your kitchen’s features instead of items found in that room.

You will have expenses with promoting your home that an agent normally covers. Items such as signs, flyers, professional photography, attorney fees, contracts and advertising all add up.

Lots of Details in the Home-Buying Process
When selling a home, there are lots of details that happen such as negotiations, home inspections and appraisals – to name a few. Real estate pros are trained to navigate all of these hurtles. Once you have a purchase contract on your home, your real estate agent is there to also make sure the mortgage process for the home buyer is handled smoothly. Your agent represents you and has a goal to to make sure your home closes with all of these type of details are taken care of.

Legal Items
There are other details when selling your home that are important such as mandatory legal disclosures and lead paint documents. If you are selling your home on your own, you need to be aware and follow the law. Real estate agents have error and omissions insurance in place in case a legal error is made. If you hire an attorney to close on the transaction, that professional may not have that type of insurance. (Example: You inform a buyer the floor under the carpet is wood and it ends up being another material. That’s a mistake.)

Safety
Opening your home to strangers is another reason you should reconsider selling on your own. Your agent will have protocols set up for personal showings. Buyers can be asked about mortgage pre-approvals to prevent “we’re just looking scenarios”. During COVID-19, protocols include wearing masks and gloves, wiping down doors that are touched as well as using digital tours as a way of promoting your home. Real estate agents who show your home follow a code of ethics to make sure your home and its contents are safe during showings.

Negotiation
If you try to sell your home on your own, you are in charge of negotiations. A real estate pro is trained and used to negotiating on your behalf. If there are challenges before you close on your home, your agent will work through those details – anything from results of a whole-home inspection, an appraisal snafu or problem with your home’s title.

Do you know your home’s true value? There are many tools on the Internet to get a “guestimate” of your home’s value. In this seller’s market, you may be surprised, however, how much your home is actually worth.

A Real Estate Agent is Going to Cost Me Money
You do pay a real estate commission when you sell your home with an agent, but will selling your home on your own really save you money?

People who seek out FSBO homes are also looking for a savings and will probably make low offers. In some situations, a FSBO seller can make less money from a sale. (See this report.) The reason? Homes listed with a real estate company are promoted via the local MLS (Multiple Listing Service) with other real estate brokers – thus marketing the home to a large sector of home buyers. The more buyers who see your home, the greater the chance for a bidding war that will drive your home price higher. Your agent has a goal to obtain the highest possible price for your home with terms that work in your favor. They want you to make a profit on your home!

Statistics also show that FSBOs who sell to someone they know end up selling for thousands of dollars under market value. Additionally, FSBOs take longer to sell when not sold to someone the seller knows.

Here are some 2020 stats from the National Association of Realtors about selling your home FSBO:


• 89% of home sellers in 2020 sold their homes with the assistance of a real estate agent
• 8% of home sales in 2020 sold via FSBO – 4% knew their sellers
• FSBO homes typically sell for less than the selling price of other homes (median price of $217,900 FSBO vs $295,000 with an agent)
• FSBO homes sold typically in under two weeks (agent-assisted sales took three weeks)
• Preparing and fixing the home up for sale as well as understanding and preforming the paperwork were the two most difficult steps for FSBO sellers
• 25% of FSBOs typically used yard signs to promote their homes for sale (46% did not actively market their home!)









2021 Guide to Farmers’ Markets in Southeastern Indiana – Buy “Virtual” from Many Farmers

Southeastern Indiana Farmers Markets 2021 Sibcy Cline Realtors

There is nothing like eating fresh produce! Be sure to find a local farmer’s market in Southeastern Indiana to patronize. Most are open through October and offer local, fresh fruits and vegetables as well as flowers, jams and other homemade foods.

Before heading out to your favorite farmers’ market, be sure to check on their way of handling crowd control during the COVID-19 situation. Some markets are accepting prepaid pre-orders only.

Our list is in order by day. If you see a local farmer’s market that is missing, please let us know at sknabe@sibcycline.com and we will add it!

DAILY
Busse’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm 
7096 State Road 48, Aurora, Indiana (mid June – October 2021)
You will also find them at the Lawrenceburg Farmers’ Market

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WEDNESDAY
White’s Farm – Flea and Farmer’s Market
6028 Holland Rd (US 52), Brookville, Indiana 47012 (year round)
Daylight to 12pm

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FRIDAY
Bright Farmer’s Market
Providence Presbyterian Church at 23983 Salt Fork Road, Bright, Indiana (June – October 2021)
3pm–6:30pm

Brookville
Brookville Treatment plant in Brookville, Indiana (mid June – October 2021)
3:30pm–7pm

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SATURDAY
Batesville Farmer’s Market
Downtown Batesville, Indiana (May – October 2021)
8am–11am

Lawrenceburg Farmers’s Market
Newtown Park (along US 50), Lawrenceburg, Indiana (June – mid October, 2021)
9am–1pm

Madison Farmers’ Market
Broadway Fountain at corner of Main Street and Broadway, Madison, Indiana (April – October, 2021)
8am–12pm

Richmond Farmers’ Market 
Order online from vendors for cashless transactions and arrange for delivery/pick up.

Rising Sun Farmer’s Market
Corner of Main and Walnut Streets, Rising Sun, Indiana (May-October 2021)
8:30am–12pm

Updated: March 29, 2021

2021 Guide to Local Farmers’ Markets in Dayton and Springfield, Ohio – Buy “Virtual” from Many Farmers

Dayton Springfield Ohio Farmers Markets 2021 Sibcy Cline Realtors

 

There are many great reasons to live in Dayton, Ohio and local farmers’ markets is one of them. Most of these markets are open throughout the growing season into October, so be sure to check them out. There is nothing that compares to a fresh tomato bursting with flavor.

Before heading out to your favorite farmers’ market, be sure to check on their way of handling crowd control during the COVID-19 situation. Many markets are accepting prepaid pre-orders only.

Here’s our list of Dayton farmers’ markets including the days and times they are open. If you know of any local markets that aren’t featured on this list, please let us know (sknabe@sibcycline.com) and we’ll add them. 

TUESDAYS

West Carrollton Farmers’ Market
833 E. Central Avenue, West Carrollton, Ohio. (June – Mid October, 2021)
3:00pm–6:00pm

Xenia Towne Square Farmers’ Market
Parking lot of Devil Wind Brewing at 130 South Detroit St., Xenia, Ohio.  (June – October 2021)
2pm–6pm

Mechanicsburg Farmers & Artisans Market
Unity Park at North Main Main St., Mechanicsburg, Ohio. (June– early September 2021)
4:00pm–6:30pm

Dayton VA Farmers Market
Dayton VA Medical Center at 4100 W. Third Street in Dayton, Ohio (mid June – September, 2021)
10am–2pm
Usually has food trucks, too

Miami County Farmers’ Market
First Place Christian Center at 16 W. Franklin Street, Troy, Ohio (Year round)
5pm– 7pm
Virtual market. Place your order online then pick up your order.


WEDNESDAYS

Downtown Miamisburg Farmers’ Market
1146 E. Central Avenue at Miamisburg Christian Church, Miamisburg, Ohio. (July-October 2021)
3pm–7pm

Fairborn Farmers Market
Corner of Main Street and Grand Avenue (Fifth Third Commons parking lot) in Fairborn, Ohio. (April – October 2021)
10am–2pm


THURSDAYS

2nd Street Market
600 E. 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio. (Year round)
11am–3pm

Centerville Farmers’ Market – Not active this year
892 S. Main Street, Parking lot of Centerville Shopping Center, Centerville, Ohio. (May – October 2021)
3pm–7pm

Lebanon Farmers’ Market
Corner of Main Street and Sycamore Street, Lebanon, Ohio. (mid May – mid October 2020)
3pm-7pm

Market Wagon CinDay
Free pickup of local fresh produce at a Market Host location every Thursday

Piqua Community Farmers’ Market
High Street in front of the Piqua Public Library (Fort Piqua Plaza) in downtown Piqua, Ohio. (May 27 – mid September 2021)
3pm–6:00pm
Facebook



FRIDAYS

2nd Street Market
600 E. 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio. (Year round)
11am–3pm

St. Paris Farmers’ Market
3pm–6pm (Starts May 7, 2021)
135 W. Main Street (in front of the municipal building), St. Paris, Ohio

Sugarcreek Township Farmers’ Market
Sugarcreek Plaza at  6124 Wilmington Pike, Sugarcreek Township, Ohio.  (Mid May – Mid November 2021)
3pm–7pm
Winter Market: December – April. Every third Friday from 3pm–5pm



SATURDAYS

2nd Street Market
600 E 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio.  (Year round. Outdoor market: June-October)
9am–1pm

Beavercreek Farmers’ Market
4051 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek, Ohio (June – October 2021)
8:30am–12:30pm

Franklin Farmers’ Market
1 Benjamin Franklin Way, Downtown Franklin, Ohio
May 29 – September 11, 2021 (9am–1pm)

Greenville Farmers Market
4th and Broadway in Greenville, Ohio. (June 1 – mid October 2021)
9am–1pm

Farmers Market at the Heights
Eichelberger Amphitheater at 8625 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights
10am–2pm
No market on June 12, July 13 and September 11, 2021

This Old Farmer’s Market in Beavercreek
3930 Dayton Xenia Road in Beavercreek, Ohio (grounds of This Old Couch store). (mid May – mid October, 2021)
12pm–3pm

New Carlisle Farmer’s Market
113 W. Jefferson Street (downtown New Carlisle, Ohio  (mid June 15 – end of September 2021)
10am–2pm

Oakwood Farmers’ Market
22 Orchard Drive at 22 Orchard Dr., Dayton, Ohio. (June 5–August 28, 2021)
Harvest Season through October 16, 2021
9am–1pm
Facebook

Shiloh Farmers’ Market
5300 Philadelphia Drive, Dayton, Ohio. (June 5 – October 2, 2021)
10am–2pm
First half hour for elderly and at risk

Springfield Farmers Market
North Market Place (117 N. Fountain Ave), Springfield, Ohio.  (June – end of September 2021)
9am–12:30pm
Indoor market January–March: 11am–2pm at Mother Stewarts Brewing Company

Trotwood Farmers Market
Northeast corner of Shiloh Springs and Salem Ave. Trotwood, Ohio. (June-October 2021)
9am–2pm

Downtown Troy Farmers’ Market 
S Cherry Street and Main Street, Troy, Ohio. (June – September, 2021)
9am–12:00pm

Yellow Springs Farmers Market
100 Dayton Street in the Bryan Center Parking lot, Yellow Springs, Ohio. (May – September, 2021) 
7am–12pm
Except 2nd Saturdays in June and October: Moves to Sunday 8am–12pm
April, October and November: 8am–12pm 

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SUNDAYS

2nd Street Market
600 E 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio.  (Year round. Outdoor market: June-December)
11am–3pm

Northmont Community Market
4810 Balzono Boulevard in Clayton, Ohio  (June- October 2021)
11am–3pm
Check website. It was cancelled in 2020.

This Old Farmer’s Market
3930 Dayton Xenia Road in Beavercreek, Ohio. (mid May 2021 – mid October 2021)
12pm-4pm

 

Updated May 12, 2021

2021 Guide to Northern Kentucky Farmers’ Markets – Buy “Virtual” from many Farmers

Northern Kentucky Farmers Markets 2021 Sibcy Cline Realtors

There are so many great reasons to live in Northern Kentucky and local farmers’ markets are one of them. Enjoy shopping for your locally grown fruits and vegetables through October by visiting one of these markets listed below.

Before heading out to your favorite farmers’ market, be sure to check on their way of handling crowd control during the COVID-19 situation. Many markets are accepting pre-paid, pre-orders only.

If you know of any local markets that aren’t mentioned on this list, please let us know at sknabe@sibcycline.com and we’ll add them!  


DAILY

Boone County Farmers Market
6028 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington, Kentucky.
Hours: 10am–5pm (mid May – October 2021)
Summer Hours: 9am–6pm  (end of May 25 – early September, 2021)
Winter Hours: Day after Thanksgiving through April: 10am–8pm (weather permitting)
Curbside pick up and social distancing


TUESDAYS

Highland Heights Farmers’ Market
3054 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, Kentucky. (May–October, 2021)
3pm–6pm May–October

Mason County Farmers Market
Old Washington Meeting House at 2114 Old Main Street, Maysville, Kentucky
3pm–pm


WEDNESDAYS

Bellevue Farmers’ Market
95 Riviera Drive, Bellevue, Kentucky
Wednesdays 3pm–7pm

Fort Thomas Farmers’ Market 
Tower Park at Shelter #2 at 950 Cochran Avenue, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky.
3pm–7pm (June 3 –September 30, 2020)
3pm–6pm (October 2020)


THURSDAYS

Dixie Farmers’ Market
116 Commonwealth Avenue, Erlanger, Kentucky. (May–late October 2020)
2pm–6pm


FRIDAYS

Alexandria Farmers’ Market
7634 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, Kentucky.  (starts June 5, 2020)
3pm–6pm


SATURDAYS

Bellevue Farmers’ Market
95 Riviera Drive, Bellevue, Kentucky
Saturdays 8am–1pm (through November)

Campbell County Farmers’ Market
709 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky. Near Pepper Pod.  (May 30 – October 2020)
9am–12pm

Covington Farmers’ Market
Order online from vendors for cashless transactions and arrange for delivery or pickup.
(Orders need to be placed by 8pm on Thursday.)

Limited supply of full or half Market Bundles are also available (eggs/produce/bread/meat/shelf-stable products)  at the RCOV office at 2 W. Pike Street during market house 9am–1pm. 

Winter market: January–April: 9am–1pm
Braxton Brewery at 27 W. 7th Street, Covington, Kentucky
During the Corona Virus situation, you can pre-order your items and pick up from
Braxton Brewery

Spring market: May–October: 9am–1pm
Roebling Point District at 3rd and Greenup, Covington, Kentucky

DCCH Farmers’ Market of Fort Mitchell
75 Orphanage Road, Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky. (May 2 – October 2021)
10am–2pm

Independence Farmers’ Market
5272 Madison Pike (Independence Court House), Independence, Kentucky.  (Starting May, 2021)
8:30am–1pm

Highland Heights Farmers’ Market
3054 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, Kentucky. (April–May, 2021)
10am–3pm April–May 

Mason County Farmers Market
Old Washington Meeting House at 2114 Old Main Street, Maysville, Kentucky
9am–1pm

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SUNDAYS

Highland Heights Farmers’ Market
3054 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, Kentucky. (April–May, 2021)
10am–3pm April–May

Updated: April 26, 2021

March 2021 – Local Home Sales Report

March 2021 had moderate temperatures and was record setting for average price increases. In Cincinnati, the median sales price increased for the 23rd consecutive month (over the prior year). The median days on market was just two days – a 50% decrease from March 2020. In Dayton, the average sale price of $204,779 was up 10% from last year, and a median sale price of $175,000, up almost 9% from last year. In Northern Kentucky, home sales rose by almost 5% and sales prices increased by almost 11%.

Mortgage rates are low. Home values are high. It’s a great time to list your home for sale and for buyers to find their dream home.

Here is a report by region of homes sales throughout March 2021:

CINCINNATI OHIO / SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

March 2021 vs March 2020

  • -2.1% Increase in homes sold (2,049 homes)
  • 12.3% Increase in median sale price ($219,000)
  • 17.2% Increase in sales volume ($545,240,796)
  • -50.% Decrease in median days on market (2 days)
  • -52.8% Decrease in active homes for sale (1,401 units)
  • -.09% Decrease in new listings (2,741)

Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors® March 2021 Home Sales Report

DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD OHIO

March 2021 vs March 2020

  • -5.0% Decrease in homes sold (1,255 units)
  • 10.84% Increase in average sale price ($204,779)
  • 8.70% Increase in median sale price ($175,000)
  • 5.3% Increase in gross sales volume ($256,900,000)
  • -.66% Increase in new listing units (1,679)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors March 2021 Home Sales Report

NORTHERN KENTUCKY

March 2021 vs March 2020

  • 4.74% Increase in homes sold (619 homes vs 591 homes)
  • 9.33% Increase in average sale price ($245,568 vs $224,607)
  • 9.38% Increase in median sale price ($211,000 vs $192,900)
  • 14.51% Increase in sales volume ($152,007,138 vs $132,743,307)

Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors® March 2021 Home Sales Report

2021 Guide to Cincinnati Farmers’ Markets – Buy “Virtual” From Many Farmers

Cincinnati Farmers Markets 2021

 

It’s that time to visit your local farmers’ market. Cincinnati, Ohio has many of them open through October, so be sure to check out your favorite location throughout the growing season. By purchasing your vegetables and fruits at a farmers’ market, you are not only supporting a local agribusiness, but are more environmentally conscientious since fewer resources are used in the transportation and packaging of locally grown food.

Before heading out to your favorite farmers’ market, be sure to check on their way of handling crowd control during the COVID-19 situation. Many markets are accepting prepaid pre-orders only.

Here’s our list of Cincinnati farmers’ markets including the days and times they are open. If you know of any local markets that aren’t on this list, please let us know – sknabe@sibcycline.com – and we’ll add them!


DAILY

Brown’s Family Farm Market
11620 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio (Daily – weather dependent)
9am–7pm

Columbia Tusculum Farmers’ Market
260 Wilmer Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio (year round)
Monday–Friday: 2pm–6pm; Saturday–Sunday 9am–12pm

Findlay Market 
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. (closed on Mondays)
Tuesday–Friday: 9am–6pm
Saturday: 8am–6pm; Sunday: 10am–4pm

Garver Family Farm Market
6716 Hamilton Lebanon Rd., Middletown, Ohio
Monday–Saturday 10am–6pm; Sunday: 10am–5pm

Lunken Airport Farmers’ Market
Near Kellogg and Wilmer Avenues, near Lunken Airport, Cincinnati, Ohio
9am–4pm

Newtown Farmers’ Market
3950 Round Bottom Road, Cincinnati, Ohio (year round 2020)
Summer Hours: Monday–Friday: 9am–6pm; Saturday–
Sunday: 10am–5:30pm
Amish Bakery is available Tuesday–Sunday
Deli closes at 5:30pm

Shaw’s Farmer’s Market
9am–7pm
1737 Ohio 131, Milford, Ohio
Weather permitting


SUNDAYS

Brown’s Family Farm Market
11620 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio (Opening April 7, 2021)
9am–7pm (open Wednesday–Sunday)

Finneytown
9150 Winton Road (behind the fire house), Cincinnati, Ohio
10am–2pm – Second Sundays May through November 2021
Cannot confirm – no website

Hyde Park Farmers’ Market
2700 Erie Avenue at the square, Hyde Park, Cincinnati, Ohio (May–October 2021)
Summer Market: 9:30am–1:00pm (May–October 2021)
Winter Market (Clark Montessori):  9:30am–1pm
Vendors are taking pre-orders for U.S. Bank pick up only. Contact vendors and schedule pick-up times. 

Mariemont Farmers’ Market
May 16, 2021–September 26, 2021 at Mariemont Elementary School parking lot at 6750 Wooster Pike
10am–1pm 
Follow on Facebook

Mount Healthy 
Fibonacci Brewing Company  at 1445 Compton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
11am–2pm – First Sunday May through November 2021

Riverfront Market
Smale Riverfront Park at the Castellini Esplanade
Mid May – Mid October 2021(Wed: 4pm–8pm; Sun: 9am–2pm) – Unconfirmed
Vendors and food trucks


MONDAYS

Nativity Church Tailgate Market in Pleasant Ridge
5936 Ridge Road in Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati, Ohio
4pm–6:30pm – Unconfirmed for 2021


TUESDAYS

Gabriel’s Place Marketplace
3618 Reading Road, Avondale, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229 (usually opens May 2021)
4pm–6pm (temporarily closed due to COVID-19)
Follow on Facebook

Loveland Farmers’ Market
Downtown Historic Loveland at 205 Broadway St., Loveland, Ohio (May 4–October 2021)
3pm–6:30pm

Mt. Carmel Farmers Market
453 Old SR 74 at Sports Page Cafe (July–October 2021)
2pm–5:30pm

Oxford Farmers’ Market
TJ Maxx-Moon Coop parking lot at corner of Locust and Wells Mill Drive, Oxford, Ohio
4–7pm (May–October 2021)

Price Hill Farmstand (operation by Findlay Market)
Corner of Price and Grand Avenues in Price Hill (June–October 2021) – unconfirmed
3pm-6pm

Sayler Park Farmers’ Market
Sayler Park Town Square, 6610 Parkland Avenue, Sayler Park, Ohio (May–October 2021 weather dependent)
4pm–7pm


WEDNESDAYS

Farmer’s Market at Summit Park in Blue Ash
4335 Glendale-Milford Road at Summit Park. Blue Ash, Ohio. (May 12 – End  of September  2021)
3:30pm–7pm
Drive-thru market planned

Fairfield Farmers Market
Fairfield Community Arts Center parking lot at 411  Wessel Drive, Fairfield, Ohio (April 28–September 29, 2021)
4pm–7pm
Facebook

Milford Farmers’ Market
1005 Lila Avenue (Route 50), Milford, Ohio
2pm–5pm (July–October 2021)

Northside Farmers’ Market
Hoffner Park at 4101 Hamilton Avenue, Northside, Cincinnati, Ohio. (Year round)
4pm–7pm
May–October: Hoffner Park
October–May: North Church at 4222 Hamilton Avenue
Pre-order by Tuesday at 6pm

Riverfront Market
Smale Riverfront Park at the Castellini Esplanade
Mid May – End of October, 2021 (Wed: 4pm–8pm; Sun: 9am–2pm) –unconfirmed for 2021
Vendors and food trucks

Village Green Farmers Market in Fairfield
Village Green Park at 301 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, Ohio (April 28 – End of October 2021)
4pm–7pm
Winter Market: November–Mid April: First and Third Wednesday 5pm–7pm at the Fairfield Community Arts Center lobby at 411 Wessel Drive; 4–6:30pm


THURSDAYS

Brown County Farmers’ Market
201 S. Main Street, Georgetown, Ohio (year round)
3pm–7pm

College Hill Farmer’s Market
5742 Hamilton Avenue in College Hill
3pm–6:30pm (May–October 2021) – unconfirmed

Gabriel’s Place Marketplace
3618 Reading Rd., Avondale, Cincinnati, OH 45229. (usually opens May 2021)
4pm–6pm (temporarily closed due to COVID-19)
Follow on Facebook

Glendale
Village Municipal Parking Lot at Sharon and S. Troy, Glendale, Ohio (Begins July 2nd)
10am–2:30pm
Burwinkel Farms will be selling their fruits and vegetables
Unconfirmed for 2021

Downtown Harrison Farmers’ Market
Harrison Recreation Commission at 300 George St., Harrison, Ohio. (June–October 2021)
4pm–7pm

Lebanon Farmers’ Market
W. Main Street and Sycamore Street, Lebanon, Ohio (Mid May– Mid October, 2021)
3pm–7pm

Madeira Farmers’ Market
Spring/Summer: 7001 Miami Avenue, (corner of Miami and Dawson) Madeira, OH – 3:30pm–7pm (May–October 2021)
Winter Hours: Jan–April 2021: Curbside Pick up only at Madeira Silverwood Presbyterian Church at 8000 Miami Avenue (4:30pm–6:00pm)
Currently accepting prepaid orders only with drive-through only. No drive-up customers.

Madisonville Garden Market Tailgate
6001 Chandler Street, Madisonville, Cincinnati, Ohio (May–September, 2021)
4:30pm–7pm

Market Wagon CinDay
Free pickup of local fresh produce at a Market Host location every Thursday


FRIDAYS

Brown County Farmers’ Market
570 N. High Street, Mt. Orab, Ohio (year round)
3pm–7pm

Lettuce Eat Well Farmers’ Market
Cheviot Elementary School – 4040 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio. (Year round)
Summer Season: Fridays: 4pm–6pm  May–October 2021
Winter Season: 1st and 3rd Fridays: 4pm–6pm  November–April

Nativity Church Tailgate Market in Pleasant Ridge
5926 Ridge Road in Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati, Ohio
3:30pm–6-6:30pm
Not confirmed for 2021


SATURDAYS

Anderson Farmers’ Market
St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church at 8101 Beechmont Avenue, Anderson Twp, Ohio
9am–12pm (May 15 – End of October, 2021) – not confirmed

Brown’s Family Farm Market
11620 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio (open Wednesday – Sunday)
9am–7pm

Brown County Farmers’ Market
7389 Clifton Ave., Russellville, Ohio (year round)
9am–12pm

53 Main Street, Ripley, Ohio (June – November)
9am–12pm

Clinton County Farmers’ Market
Spring: Begins Early March–October 2021 (1st and 3rd Saturdays) 9am–12pm
Wilmington Municipal Building  at 69 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio

Summer: June–September, 2020 – (Every Saturday) 8:30am –12pm
Mulberry Street (in front of the General Denver Hotel), Wilmington, Ohio

Winter: October–December (1st and 3rd Saturdays) 9am–12pm
Wilmington Municipal Building  at 69 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio

Deerfield Farmers’ Market
Kingswood Park at 4188 Irwin Simpson Road, Mason, Ohio
Summer Market: 9am-–12pm (Early May – End of October 31, 2021)
Winter Market: (November 2021 – April, 2022) Third Saturday of each month) – 10am–11am
Market is now a drive-in.

Delhi Farmers Market
Delhi Park at 5125 Foley Road in Delhi, Cincinnati, Ohio (Starting Mid June – end of August, 2021)
9am–12pm

Gabriel’s Place Marketplace
3618 Reading Rd., Avondale, Cincinnati, OH 45229. (usually opens May 2021)
4pm–6pm (temporarily closed due to COVID-19)
Follow on Facebook

Hamilton’s Historic Farmers Market
Outside courthouse at 101 High Street. (May–October 2021)
8am–12pm

Historic Harrison Market
Firehouse parking lot: 200 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, Ohio (first Sunday of each month starting in May) 
9am–2pm
Local produce (+vendors and crafters)

Madisonville Garden Market Tailgate
6001 Chandler Street, Madisonville, Cincinnati, Ohio (May–September, 2021)
10:30am–1pm

Mason Farmers’ Market
6370 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, OH at Mason Middle School
8amª12pm (June–September 2021)
(Not confirmed for 2021)

Milford Farmers’ Market
1005 Lila Avenue (Route 50), Milford, Ohio
2pm–5pm (July–October 2021)

Montgomery Farmers’ Market
Montgomery Elementary at 9609 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, Ohio (May 1–October 30, 2021)
9am–12:30pm
Pre-pay drive-thru market

Mt. Healthy Fibonacci’s Farmers’ Market
Fibonacci Brewing Company at 1445 Compton Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
11am–2pm First Sunday of the month through Nov 2021

Mt. Lookout Farmer’s Market
927 Ellison Avenue, Mt. Lookout (Cincinnati), Ohio
10am–1pm – unconfirmed

Mt. Washington Farmers’ Market
Stanbery Park in Mt. Washington (Cincinnati, Ohio) –  (May–September 2021)
9am-12pm
Unconfirmed for 2021

Oxford Farmers’ Market
Order online from vendors for cashless transactions and arrange delivery/pick up
Summer Season: May–October 2021  Parking lot north of Memorial Park, Oxford, Ohio
9am–12pm

Fall Season: October  2021– Saturday before Thanksgiving Main and High Street, Oxford, Ohio
9am–12pm

Winter Season: December  2021–April 2022: Main and High Street, Oxford, OH – (every 3rd Saturday)
10am-–12pm

West Chester Art & Farmers’ Market
Spring Market: 9285 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester, Ohio  (1st and 3rd Saturdays April and May 2020)
2pm-4pm
Pre-order/pre-pay and pick up at the market location. Follow on Facebook

Summer Market: 9285 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester, Ohio  (starts End of May, 2021)
9am-1:00pm

Winter Market: The Mulhauser Barn at 8558 Beckett Road – Nov – March (1st and 3rd Saturdays)

 

Updated: 04/21/2021

 

Local Events (and Socially Distanced) Fun Things To Do – May 2021

Local May events Sibcy Cline

It’s May and the weather is warm. Be sure to check out our full list of local, fun things to do this month. Events are organized by region – Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Springfield, Ohio; and Southeastern Indiana. Some events are virtual, but most are “in person” activities. Enjoy!

CINCINNATI, OHIO AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Out of the Darkness Exhibition
Through May 22, 2021
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum at 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio
Indoor exhibit about art and COVID-19

Harriet Tubman: Straight Up Outta’ The Underground
Through June 25, 2021
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Digital performances. Interactive storytelling experience.

Martin’s Dream
Through June 30, 2021
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Digital performances. Learn all about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Oak Hills Band Association Spring Craft/Vendor Show

May 1, 2021
Oak Hills High School at 3200 Ebenezer Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Look and purchase something homemade

Zoo Babies
May 1–May 31, 2021
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at  3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio
The babies are so cute!

German Biergarten Experience
May 1, 8 and 15, 2021 (most Saturdays through August 7, 2021)
Germania Park at 3529 W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
German food, beer and music

Flea in the Fort
May 2, 2021; (+June 6, Aug 1)
Mess Hall Lane, Fort Thomas, Kentucky
10am–3pm flea market

Madeira Art Fair
May 2, 2021
Miami Rd in downtown Madeira, Ohio
Enjoy looking at the talent of artisans!

Spring Serenade
May 2, 2021
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum at 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Rd., Hamilton, Ohio
Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra will be playing, Register for one of two time slots.

Pop Up Concerts at Washington Park
May 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30, 2021 (Sundays at Thursdays at 6pm)
Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Adult beverages available for purchase from The Porch

Jazz in the Park at Washington Park
May 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2021 (+June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12,19 and 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30)
Washington Park Porch in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Limited seating

Breakfast with the Animals
May 5 and 22, 2021 (+June 4, 19; July 17, 31; August 7 and 28)
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy early admission to the zoo as well as a full breakfast buffet. See the animals as they awake! Obtain tickets asap – this event sells out!

Party on the Purple
May 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021 (through August 4, 2021) Wednesdays through Aug 4
Purple People Bridge, downtown Cincinnati and Covington
Live music, food trucks
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VIRTUAL > Cincinnati Fire Museum Concert
May 7, 2021
RSVP on the Facebook event page
Live concert from the museum!

First Friday/Second Look Saturday
May 7–8, 2021
Pendleton Art Center at 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Art, music and food!

Murder at the Banquet by Robert LaVohn
May 7–15, 2021
The Liberty Exhibition Hall at 3938 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Dinner and a show!
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The City Flea
May 8, 2021 (+June 5, July 10, August 7, September 11, October 9 and December 11)
Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
See what treasures you can find from 100+ vendors! Food trucks, too

Crafty Supermarket Spring Show
May 8, 2021
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Independent vendor craft show

Germania Biergarten Experience
May 8 and 15, 2021 (+June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 10, 24, 31; Aug 7)
Germania Park at 3529 W. Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy German food, beer and music

Get to Know Indian Creek MetroPark
May 8, 2021
Indian Creek Metro park at 6500 Springfield Rd., Oxford, Ohio
.9 mile hike

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Reap the Rewards
May 8, 2021
Village Green Park at 301 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, Ohio
Learn about recycling through games, crafts and animal demonstrations

Hamilton Flea
May 8, 2021 (+June 12, July 10, August 15 and September 11)
Marcum Park in downtown Hamilton, Ohio
Urban artisan market!

Krohn Conservatory Butterflies of Bali
May 8 – September 6, 2021
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy seeing 1000s of butterflies! Purchase tickets ahead of your visit

Loveland Food Truck Rally
May 8, 2021
Shopper’s Haven Plaza at 597 Loveland Madeira Rd., Loveland, Ohio
Food trucks, live music and beverages. Masks required

Maysville Annual Jazz Band Dinner and Dance
May 8, 2021
US Bank parking lot on McDonald Parkway, Maysville, Kentucky
Mason County High School Band and other local talent will be playing

Second Saturday Art Walk
May 8, 2021
Camp Washington, Cincinnati, Ohio
Walk and see some creative art along the way.

Second Saturday Flea Market
May 8, 2021 (second Saturday of the month) (+Jun 12, July 10,, Aug 14, Sept 11, Oct 9, Nov 13 and Dec 11)
Laurel Bend at 86 Oldham Drive, Falmouth, Kentucky
Find a treasure

SpringFest
May 8, 2021
Lebanon, Ohio
Local artists, food and vendors

Upstanders Onstage: Performances for Social Change
May 8, 16 and 23, 2021
May 26–27, 2021
Various outside locations, Cincinnati, Ohio
Monologues, poetry and music

Jazz in the Park
May 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2021 (+June 7, 14,21, 28; July 5, 12,19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30)
Washington Park at 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Free concerts

Burlington Antique Show
May 16, 2021 (+June 20; July18; Aug 22; Sept 19; Oct 17)
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idlewild, Burlington, Kentucky
Over 200 dealers –find a treasure

Ronald Dalhl’s Matilda
May 19–22, 2021
Sorg Opera House, Middletown, Ohio
A musical

Art on Vine at Washington Park
May 9, 2021 (+June 6)
Washington Park at 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Local artists will be selling their pieces

Reinhardt Conducts Mendelssohn’s Italian
May 14–16, 2021
Music Hall, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the music from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

VIRTUAL: One Dish Wonders
May 12, 2021
Local chefs share recipes via Zoom (thanks to the Clifton Cultural Arts)

O.F.F. Market
May 8, 2021 (+June 12, July 10, Aug 14, and September 11)
Summit Park at 4335 Glendale Milford Rd., Blue Ash, Ohio
Artisans, brewers, bakers, famers provide a unique shopping experience

Plant Sale – Lebanon Council of Garden Club
May 13–15, 2021
198 S. Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio
All kinds of perennials, annuals and vegetables! Stock up!

VIRTUAL: Wyoming Art Show
May 14–23, 2021
View local art from Wyoming, Ohio

Kings Island Opening Day
May 15, 2021
Mason, Ohio
Ride, eat and have fun!

Let’s Go Hiking! Spring Birding
May 15, 2021
Hardin Park at 1300 Hunter Road, Fairfield, Ohio
Hike and look for birds. Pre-registration required.

Music in the Park
May 15, 2021
Upper shelter near the City Building, Deer Park, Ohio
The Remains will be playing 1960s–2000 music

VIRTUAL: Greater Cincinnati Remake Learning Days
May 15-17, 2021
Hands-on learning of creative projects

Burlington Antique Show

May 16, 2021
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idlewood Rd., Burlington, Kentucky
Find a treasure!

Nature Walk at Bethtold Park
May 18, 2021
Shelter 4 – 4312 Sycamore Road, (Sycamore Twp), Cincinnati, Ohio
Learn about local trees and birds

The Summit Cinema
May 19, 2021 (+June 16; August 18; September 15)
Summit Park
Watch a movie on a giant screen from the great lawn! Movies start at dusk

Greenhills Concert on the Commons
May 19, 2021 (+June 16 and 30; July 14 and 28; Aug 11; Sept 8)
Greenhills Commons at 24 Farragut Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
View the concerts on the internet, too.

Rockin’ the Roebling
May 20 and 27, 2021 (June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26; Sept 2)
Smale Riverfront Park at the Schmidlapp Event Lawn; Mehring Way and Main St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the music

RiversEDGE 2021 Concerts
May 21 and 27, 2021 (+June 4, 11, 18 and 25; July 4, 9, 16, 23; Aug 7, 13, 21 and 27; Sept 3, 11 and 18)
116 Dayton Street, Hamilton, Ohio
Live music along the river

May Festival
May 21–30, 2021
Music Hall, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the performances
Digital performaces

Great U.S. Route 50 Yard Sale
May 22–23, 2021
Along US 50, Milford, Ohio
Find a bargain!

VIRTUAL: Crafty Supermarket Spring Show
May 22–23, 2021
Cocktail demos, maker sessions and demos, virtual tours

Music at the Esplanade
May 22, 2021 (+June 5 and 18; July 10 and 24; Aug 14 and 28)
Smale Riverfront Park at Castellini Esplanade at Mehring Way and Main Street), Cincinnati, Ohio
Free concerts

Strawberry Days
May 22 – June 6, 2021
Blooms and Berries Farm Market at 9669. S. SR 48, Loveland, Ohio
Pick your fresh strawberries; strawberry bounce pad, petting zoo, games, bakery items

Loveland Concerts in the Park
May 23, 2021
Nisbet Park and Amphitheater at 126 Karl Brown Way, Loveland, Ohio
Bring your chairs and blankets for this free concert.

Village Players: A Tale of Tails
May 23, 2021
Tower Park Amphitheater at Cochran Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Enjoy the play; two performances

The Skivvies: Live and Literally In-Person
May 26–27, 2021
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
Comedy performance

Summer Music on the Levee
May 27–September 2, 2021 (Thursday evenings from 7–10pm)
Central Plaza at Newport on the Levee, Newport, Kentucky

Coney Island Opening Day
May 29, 2021
6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Sunlite Pool is open!

Summer Concert Services
May 29, 2021 (+July 4 and Aug 7)
Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove, Cincinnati, Ohio
Free community concert

Bellevue Memorial Day Parade
May 31, 2021
Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue, Kentucky
Parade begins at 10:30am

Blue Ash Memorial Day Ceremony
May 31, 2021
Bicentennial Veteran’s Memorial, Blue Ash, Ohio
11:30am

Fairfield Memorial Day
May 31, 2021
Drive-by parades in several locations in Fairfield, Ohio
Community Arts Center (10am); Veterans of Foreign Ways (Post 1069); Fairfield Youth Playfields; Waterworks Park; Thomas O. Marsh Park; Fairfield Aquatic Center; Point Pleasant Park and Veterans Memorial Park

Loveland Memorial Day Parade and Memorial
May 31, 2021
Veterans Memorial at 211 Riverside Drive, Loveland, Ohio
Parade at 9am at Loveland Elementary School followed by the memorial

VIRTUAL: Park Hills Memorial Day Parade
May 31, 2021
Park Hills, Kentucky
A video will be displaying the “parade”

DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD, OHIO

The Sound of Music
Through June 13, 2021
LaComedia Dinner Theatre at 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, Ohio
These are a few of my favorite things!

Beethoven 1 and The Firebird
May 1, 2021
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will perform

Moving Day Dayton
May 1, 2021
Dixie Drive-In Movie Theater at 6201 N. Dixie, Dayton, Ohio
Family-friendly walk course and kid’s area (fund raiser)

Spring Fields and Flowers
May 1–2, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Flowers, artists and crafters

Springboro May Nature Walks
May 1, 8 and 15, 2021
North Park at 195 Tamarack, Springboro, Ohio
Explore the woods and trails with a volunteer naturalist

Show and Tell on the Farm – Grow Your Own Pizza
May 2, 2021
Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Picnic Shelter at 2070 Woodsdale Rd., Trenton, Ohio
Take home a pizza starter kit

Deeds Carillon Concerts
May 2, 9, 16 and 30, 2021 (+June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 4, 11, 18, 25; Aug 8, 15, 22, 29; Sept 5 and 11)
1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Listen to the 51 bells!

Food Truck Thursday in Springboro
May 6, 2021
S. Main Street, Downtown historic Springboro, Ohio
Stores open late, too. Every first Thursday through September 2021 starting at 4:30pm

Late Night at the Air Force Museum
1100 Spaatz Street,Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
May 6, 2021
First Thursday 5pm–8pm; Enjoy an evening exploring the museum

Show and Tell on the Farm – Magnificent Moms
May 6, 2021
Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Picnic Shelter at 2070 Woodsdale Rd., Trenton, Ohio
Explore motherhood on the farm through activities, crafts and live animals

Disney’s The Lion King
May 6–23, 2021
Schuster Center at 1 West Second Street, Dayton, Ohio
Six Tony awards! A must see!

Eintracht Fish Fry Friday
May 7, 2021
2707 Troy Street, Dayton, Ohio
Carry out available

First Friday Downtown Dayton
May 7, 2021 (5–10pm)
Shops, galleries, restaurants are open
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Go Green First Friday
May 7, 2021
Main Street, Troy, Ohio
Masks and social distancing required. Shops and restaurants will be open for business.

1st Friday Art Hop at Front Street
May 7, 2021
1001 East 2nd St., Dayton, Ohio
Art, entertainment and more
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Troy Main Street Car Show
May 7, 2021
Downtown Troy, Ohio
View some cool cars!

Out on 5th Downtown Dayton
May 7,14, 21 and 28, 2021
Fifth Street in the Oregon District, downtown Dayton, Ohio
Shop, dine and have a beverage

Xenia Food Truck Rallies
May 7,14, 21 and 28, 2021
150 S. Miami Ave., Xenia, Ohio
Every Friday enjoy food truck fare

Fitness in the Park – Riverscape
May 8, 15 and 22, 2021
Riverscape Park, Dayton
Saturdays 10–11am. Virtual available

Open Aircraft Days at the Air Force Museum
May 8, 2021 (+June 19, July 9, August 20, Sept 11, Oct 16, Nov 13 and Dec 18)
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Up-close look at different aircraft

Patterson Homestead Afternoon Tea
May 9 and 16, 2021 (+June 6 and 13; Aug 15; Sept 12; Dec 4–5 )
1815 Brown Street, Dayton, Ohio
Three-course tea service by costumed interpreters

Dayton Dragons Opening Day
May 11, 2021
Day Air Ballpark at 220 N. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Play ball!

Fairborn Food Truck Rally
May 12 and 26, 2021 (3pm–7pm)
103 W. Main Street, Fairborn, Ohio
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
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Antique Show and Flea Market
May 14–16, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Park, Springfield, Ohio
Find a treasure at the May extravaganza

Superhero Donut Run 5k/10k
May 15, 2021
Centerville High School at 500 E. Franklin St., Centerville, Ohio
Wear your costume!
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Blessing of the Bikes
May 16, 2021
Kil-Kare Raceway at 1166 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Xenia, Ohio
Motorcycles are blessed for a safe riding season

3rd Sunday Market
May 16–17, 2021
1001 East 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Art, live entertainment – bring your mask!

3rd on Third Outdoor Market
May 16, 2021 (+June 20, July 18, Aug 15, Sept 19 and Oct 17)
1301 East Third Street, Dayton, Ohio
Eclectic outdoor market

Greenhills Summer Concerts on the Commons

May 19, 2021(+June 2, 16, 30; July 14, 28; Aug 11 ; Sept 8)
Greenhills Commons at 24 Farragut Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio
Bring your lawn chairs and snacks!

Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally
May 21, 2021
Yellow Cab Tavern at 700 E. 4th Street, Dayton, Ohio
Dinner and dessert trucks! Every third Friday March – October

Miami County Food Truck Rally & Competition
May 22, 2021
Miami County Fairgrounds at 650 N. County Rd., Troy, Ohio
40 food trucks to give a try!

Patriot Freedom Festival
May 22–23, 2021
Dayton VA Medical Center at 4100 W. Third St., Dayton, Ohio
Food vendors, kids’s activities, historical reenactments

Vintage Ohio South – Ohio Wine Festival
May 22, 2021 (every 2nd and 4th Wednesday)
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 South Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
2nd annual festival. Sample winds from throughout Ohio. Local craftsmen and artisans. Food trucks, too.

Fairborn Food Truck Rally
May 12 and 26, 2021 (every 2nd and 4th Wednesday)
103 W Main St., Fairborn, Ohio
Try some great food!

Memorial Day Weekend at Young’s Dairy
May 27–31, 2021
6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs, Ohio
Carnival rides

Kettering Memorial Day Celebration
May 28, 2021
Kettering Rec Complex at 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering, Ohio
Picnic, swing-style band and fun!

Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival
May 28–31, 2021
Yoctangee Park, Chillicothe, Ohio
Fun run, parade and more

Springfield Swap Meet & Car Show
May 28–30, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Look at lots of cars

Kettering’s Adventure ReefWater Park Opens
May 29, 2021
Kettering, Ohio
This 3-acre outdoor aquatic park is open for the season!

Dayton Heritage Festival at Carillon Park
May 30, 2021
1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Special activities, costumed interpreters, Dayton Philharmonic

SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

Batesville Masonic Lodge Monthly Breakfast
May 1, 2021
119 W. Pearl St., Batesville, Indiana
Lodge #663 hosts an all-you-can-eat breakfast starting at 6am.

Versailles State Park – Welcome Weekend
May 1, 2021
1387 US 50, Versailles, Ohio
Take a hike and admire spring flowers

Tri-State Antique Market 
May 2, 2021 (+ June 6, July 4, August 1, September 5 and October 3, 2021)
Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds at U.S. 50 and Hollywood Blvd., Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Find a special treasure!

Vogt Farm Hanging Basket Festival
May 7, 2021
12115 N. State Road 129, Batesville, Indiana
Enjoy the flowers

Mayfest
May 8–9, 2021
The Sherman at 35 S. Main St., Batesville, Ohio
Enjoy live music

Spring Wine Walk
May 14, 2021
Downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Enjoy sipping wine

Art in Nature Community Art Show
May 17–19, 2021 (+May 22)
Versailles State Park at 1004 US 50, Versailles, Indiana
View art demonstrations

Updated May 14, 2021



Sibcy Cline Ranks on the Real Trends Top 500 List and RISMedia Power Broker Report

Sibcy Cline recently was recently ranked two national real estate organizations: RealTrends and RIS Media.

REALTRENDS

REALTrends published its annual ranking of the top 500 U.S. real estate brokers for 2021 and Sibcy Cline ranked #68 for transaction sides.

Sibcy Cline also ranked:

  • #125 – Closed Sales Volume
  • #17 – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World broker member
  • #32 – Top U.S. Independent Real Estate Companies

Sibcy Cline’s Core Services ranked #25 in the U.S. with transactions for mortgage, title, insurance and home warranties. Each of these divisions (mortgage, insurance, title, home owners warranties) were also ranked individually with top rankings.

Review all of the REALTrends’ rankings here

Who is REALTrends? This company a real estate news and analytical source and communications organization based in Colorado.


RISMEDIA
RISMedia publishes an annual U.S. Power Broker rankings list among the Top 1,000 U.S. Brokers. Sibcy Cline Realtors made this list ranking #51 for sales volume and #94 for transactions. (Rankings are based upon 2020 data.) See the list of rankings.

RISMedia was founded in 1980 as a resource for the residential real estate industry.

Sibcy Cline Employee Spotlight: Damon DiBari

“My success is based on everyone’s success, and I truly enjoy being a part of everyone’s life and livelihood.”
  • Name:  Damon DiBari, CFP, ChFC, MBA 
  • Title: Senior Loan Officer 
  • Birthplace: Providence, RI 
  • Current home: Downtown Cincinnati’s West End
  • Proudest accomplishments:  Becoming a Certified Financial Planner and running three marathons 
  • Favorite local hangouts: Salazar’s in OTR and Washington Park’s bar area 

The virtual world that we live in now was only an imagined reality in the world Damon DiBari grew up in. “It’s like something from the 80’s sci-fi movies,” Damon says, “not something we thought we’d actually see in our lifetime. Now it is just the norm, the way we do business every day.” 

During the pandemic, the mortgage business couldn’t just come to a grinding halt, so making those sci-fi fantasies a reality has been a necessary move. People needed to buy and sell homes, so a pivot was the only option.  “In any industry, you have to have the ability to make a 180 change based on whatever the market is. You have to come up with your own method,” he says.

According to Damon, Sibcy Cline has proven its ability to shift in response to changes in the market and he believes that ability is what has made the mortgage division successful during COVID. “Covid pushed me to my limits on how efficiently I can handle our business.  I have changed processes, added new teammates, became virtual in a new virtual world.” 

In his 8 years with Sibcy Cline, Damon has been able to find a space for himself as a financial planner who gives advice and information to clients, rather than simply quoting rates and terms for a loan. One of his favorite parts about his job is the freedom it gives him to innovate and create personalized plans with clients, something he couldn’t do in his previous roles as a stockbroker and private banker. “The bigger banks I worked for in my career did not have that option. Here I can come up with a plan and Sibcy Cline helps me see it through.” 

It’s this kind of “personal touch” banking and the ability to innovate freely that Damon finds most rewarding in his job as a financial planner. “I have built excellent relationships that have been like family.  My success is based on everyone’s success, and I truly enjoy being a part of everyone’s life and livelihood,” he says.   

And the challenges that come along with that are not something that he shies away from. Rather, he sees fluctuations in the market as opportunities to learn and change so you can be better prepared for the future. “With the millennials seeing the housing crisis in 2008, they have been better prepared. They have saved carefully and are ready to buy houses. Right now, even with the Coronavirus, this is going to be the smartest group of buyers I’ve seen in my entire career. They know more, they’ve seen more,” he says.  

As someone who has seen tremendous change in his lifetime, Damon speaks from experience. In his own neighborhood in Cincinnati’s West End, he’s seen a huge shift from one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the U.S. to what is now often referred to as “the Paris of the Midwest”.  “After college I got my first apartment downtown, right after the riots happened. It was rough time for downtown, before OTR was what it is now. You could find a property for $10,000 which are now selling for $500-600,000. It was a different time,” he says.

Being in the middle of so much urban upheaval in the early part of the 2000’s was far different than Damon’s upbringing on the outskirts of Cincinnati. “My parents moved here from Rhode Island and My dad worked for GE, so I grew up in Fairfield and West Chester in the 80’s, which was mostly farmland. I went to college at Miami, which was also pretty far out there…a gorgeous campus, but not in the middle of anything.”  

In spite of his rural-suburban roots, something about the urban life appealed to Damon. “They built a pocket neighborhood there in 2005 on the West End, where they built 15 brownstone rowhouses. I passed by there and I fell in love with them the first time I saw them,” he says.  Damon bought one of the brownstone houses and has lived there ever since, with no plans to leave. “Especially with the new FC stadium going in—I’m a big fan—I’m going to own that house forever,” he says.  

Another thing that Damon loves about the downtown life is being so close to the music scene. “I love music. I go to 20-30 concerts a year. I’m a Bunbury fan and I’ve been every year since its inception.” Damon’s also looking forward to downtown’s newest concert venue, The Icon Center. “It’s unbelievable. That is going to be a gem in the city.”  

It may seem like a distant reality to gather again in an indoor concert venue to enjoy live music, but Damon is confident that it’s not only imaginable, but possible. “Things will evolve,” he says, “there will always be something new, something we haven’t thought of.” 

Your Guide to Local Dog Parks

Local dog parks Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Indiana Dayton Springfield

Your pooch loves to socialize with other dogs. What better place to meet fellow canines than at a dog park? Whether playing fetch or letting your dog explore and meet other furry friends, a dog park is a great way to give your pet some exercise. The popularity of these type of parks has increased since the first dog park was established in 1979 in Berkley, California, and their numbers have grown steadily in the last several years. (91% of Americans believe dog parks provide benefits to their communities.)

We found quite a few local dog parks for you and your dog to explore. Many of them provide benches for owners, water, as well as separate areas for small and large breeds. Most of the dog parks are free, but there are a few private parks with a membership fee. A few public parks require registration and/or have a park fee.

Dog parks are listed by region and then alphabetic.

Did we miss your favorite dog park? Let us know: sknabe@sibcycline.com


CINCINNATI, OHIO

Bark Park at Miami Meadows
1546 OH-131, Milford, Ohio
Small dog park is part of Miami Meadows Park. Separate areas for small and large breeds. Water is provided. Agility equipment. Benches for owners.

David J. Stricker Dog Park
1359 Clough Pike, Batavia, Ohio
One-acre park with fenced areas for small and large breeds. Benches and shade trees are available.

Diamond Dogs Park
11405 E. Miami River Rd, Colerain Township, Ohio
Diamond Dogs Park is located within Heritage Park. Seating, shades areas and water are provided within the 5-acres, fenced-in former baseball field. (See Heritage Park)

Doris Day Dog Park
3006 Westwood Northern Blvd., Cincinnati, Ohio (Mt. Airy)
Within Mt. Airy Forest, this dog park has a fenced area on two acres with grassy areas and wood chips. Agility equipment is available. A water hose is also onsite. (See Mt. Airy Dog Park)

Fairgrounds Park
700 S. Railroad Ave. and Fire Engine Red Rd., Loveland, Ohio
The dog park is located at the south end of the park. Fence division for small and large breeds. Water fountain for pets.

Fido Field
630 Eggleston Avenue between Gilbert Ave and the I-71overpass, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
This is a fenced-in, off-leash park (with 28,000 square feet) that is maintained by volunteers! There are play areas for large and small breeds. Bring your own water.

Furfield Dog Park
6611 River Rd., Fairfield, Ohio
Great view of the Great Miami River. Dog pool. Separate areas for smaller and large breeds. Shaded area. Water is available.

Hamilton Bark Park
20 New London Rd., Hamilton, Ohio
Separate areas for small and large breeds. Water station for dogs and owners. Benches and shady areas available.

Harrison Dog Park
300 George Street, Harrison, Ohio
Agility equipment. Trees and benches. Water is available seasonly.

Heritage Park
11405 E. Miami River Rd, Colerain Township, Ohio
Diamond Dogs Park is located within Heritage Park. Seating, shades areas and water are provided within the 5-acres, fenced-in former baseball field. (See Diamond Dogs Park)

Holly’s Dog Park
2921 Vonnie Vale Ct., Hamilton, Ohio
Separate areas for small and large breeds. Agility equipment. (See Schafer’s Run Dog Park)

Hueston Woods State Park
6301 Park Office Road, College Corner, Ohio
The dog park is located near the park office and nature center.

Ida Juris Bennett Dog Park
225 Cook Rd., Lebanon, Ohio
Located within Tecumseh Park. Three acres of dog-park fun. Separate areas for small and large breeds.

Kellogg Park Dog Field
6701 Kellogg Rd, Anderson Township, CIncinnati, Ohio
Fenced-in, four-acre area for dogs to run and roam. Dog-height drinking fountain. Enjoy the dog-themed mural from ArtsWorks. Yearly permit required.

Kennel Resorts
5825 Meadowview Drive, Milford, Ohio
Two dog parks available. Membership is required at this private park. Small and large breed areas. Tunnels, sand box, trees, Lake Dogbegone and waterfall.

Mt. Airy Dog Park

3006 Westwood Northern Blvd.
Within Mt. Airy Forest, this dog park has a fenced area on two acres with grassy areas and wood chips. Agility equipment is available. A water hose is onsite. (See Doris Day Dog Park)

Northside Bark Dog Park
5160 Morning Sun Rd., Oxford, Ohio
Open space with hills and trees. Drinking fountain during warmer months. Benches available.

Otto Armleder Dog Park
5057 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio (Linwood)
Dogs can roam off leash and socialize with other dogs in a fenced area. There are separate areas for large and small breeds. Dog drinking fountains, a canine shower and lots of trees and benches.

Red Dog Park
5081 Madison Road, Madisonville, Cincinnati, Ohio
Membership-only park run by Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa, Three acres of fenced grassy and wooded grounds. Separate fenced areas for large and small breeds. Drinking fountains for dogs and owners.

Schappacher Dog Park
4686 Old Irwin Simpson Road, Mason, Ohio
There is a 38,000 square foot dog run in this park. There are two sections with a separate small-breed area.

Schafer’s Run Dog Park
2921 Vonnie Vale Ct., Hamilton, Ohio
Separate areas for small and large breeds. Agility equipment, (See Holly’s Dog Park)

Simmonds Family Dog Park
8715 Hamilton-Cleves Pike Rd., Cleves, Ohio (Miamitown)
This park is located at Miami Whitewater Forest and has 11 acres with four separate fields, dog-agility equipment, shade tree and benches. $3 a day or $10 for an annual pass.

Spencer Shank Memorial Park
Robin Way and Canary Lane, Amelia, Ohio
Off-leash, fenced in dog park with separate areas for small and large breeds. Benches for owners.

Symmes Township Dog Park
11600 Lebanon Rd., Loveland, Ohio
Fenced dog park with shade. (Closed in winter.) Bring your own water.

Summit Park Dog Park
4355 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash, Ohio
A large, fenced-in area is available for dogs to roam leash free. Benches are located along the perimeter. Dog-height water fountains available.

WagsPark
3810 Church Street, Cincinnati, Ohio (Newtown)
Cincinnati’s largest private dog park. Three acres of grassy areas along with a central lake. Agility equipment for the dogs. Seating for the owners as well as a jumbo TV screen that plays shows and movies. Daily admission fee or yearly membership available. NOTE: This park is currently closed temporarily due to COVID-19.

Washington Park Dog Park
1230 Elm Street, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
The 12,000 square foot fenced area is located within the park. There is a water creek, granite boulders and water spout. Owners can relax on park benches along the perimeter. Dogs can roam without a leash in the dog-park area.

Westwood Town Hall Dog Park
3017 Harrison Ave., Westwood, Cincinnati, Ohio
Grass and turf with concrete and trees in this park.

Wiggly Field Dog Park
7850 VOA Park Dr,, West Chester Township, Cincinnati, Ohio
Fenced-in dog park within the Voice of America MetroPark. Two areas for small and large breeds. There are benches, shaded structures and trees. Water fountains and water bowls are available.

NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Boone County Dog Park
5550 Idlewild Rd., Burlington, Kentucky
Four-acre park with a 2.5 acre section for small dogs. Shelter and benches. Water fountains for dogs and owners.

Cocoa Dog Park
Williamstown, Kentucky
This park is located behind the baseball outfield behind the Williamstown City Building. Three separate enclosures for various-sized breeds. Water sources, benches and shade trees. (Watch for gaps in the fence.)

Cynthiana Dog Park
117 Reynolds Ave., Cynthiana, Kentucky
Sections for large and small breeds. Well shaded. (Flat Run Dog Park)

England/Idlewood Park and Dog Park
290-acre park with a dog park area. (See Boone County Dog Park)

Fort Thomas Dog Park

199 Mayfield Avenue in Highland Hills Park in Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Separate fenced areas for small and large breeds. Grassy areas along with a few trails. A water fountain is available on a hill outside of the dog park – you may want to bring your own water. Follow on Facebook.

Newport Dog Park
901 E. 6th Street, Newport, Kentucky (behind the library)
Fenced park with benches, exercise and agility features, water fountains and concrete walking paths. Separate area for small and large breeds.

Walton Community Park
35 Old Stephenson Mill Rd., Walton, Kentucky
Part of the park has a dog-park area: dog enclosures with benches, trees and a covered table. Uphill walk from the parking lot to access the enclosures. Only the middle enclosure has a water fountain. Bring your own water.


DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD, OHIO


Canal Run Dog Park
550 S. Main Street, Miamisburg, Ohio
Three separate areas for large and small breeds. Water fountain is turned off during the winter. Shade structure.Tunnels and logs for the dogs. Annual registration fee.

Central Bark Dog Park
501 N Western Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Three acres with designated areas for large and small breeds. Water and natural play elements. A water fountain is available.

Creager Field Dog Park
210 Shafor Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Separate areas for smaller and large breeds. Benches and fresh drinking water is available. Agility course. (See Oakwood Dog Park)

Deeds Point Dog Park
555 Webster Street in Deeds Point MetroPark
Lots of room for dogs to run and explore.

Duke Dog Park
1670 Troy-Sidney Rd., Troy, Ohio
Located within Paul G. Duke Park, the dog park has two acres. Area is divided for small and large breeds.

Francis Kennels Private Dog Park
1984 Lower Bellbrook Rd., Xenia, Ohio
Membership fee to enjoy this dog park that includes a pond and dock.

Hazel Woods Park
3789 W. Lower Springboro Rd., Springboro, Ohio
Dog drinking fountain. Three gated areas (one for smaller dogs.) Benches. (See Springboro Dog Park.)

Hisey Park Dog Park
5443 Middletown Rd, Waynesville, Ohio
Separate areas for small and large breeds. Picnic benches. Bring your own water.

Kitty Hawk/Menlo Park
5210 Sabra Ave., Huber Heights, Ohio
Designated areas for small and large breeds. Dog drinking fountain, misting fire hydrant water play feature, benches and trees. Walking paths inside and around the perimeter of the dog park.

Kyle Dog Park at Thomas B. Kyle Memorial Park
Kyle and First Streets, Tipp City, Ohio
Fenced dog park with benches and picnic tables. Water is available – bring your bowl.

Montgomery County Bark Park
6794 Webster Street, Dayton, Ohio
Fenced exercise areas. Water is available onsite. Currently closed due to COVID-19.

Oak Grove Dog Park
1790 E Social Row Rd., Centerville, Ohio
Fenced area with a separate area for small breeds. This park is closed the first Monday of each month for maintenance.

Oakwood Dog Park at Creager Field
210 Shafor Blvd., Oakwood, Ohio
Separate areas for small and large breeds. Benches and fresh drinking water is available. Agility course. (See Creager Field Dog Park)

Snyder Park
501 N. Western Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Three acres with designated areas for large and small breeds. Water and natural play elements. A water fountain is available. (See Central Bark Dog Park)

Springboro Dog Park
75 W. Central Avenue, Springboro, Ohio
Dog drinking fountain. Three gated areas (one for smaller dogs.) Benches are available. (See Hazel Woods Park.)

Wiggley Field
1545 Pumphouse Rd. Springfield, Ohio
Areas for small and large breeds. Grassy area, benches, water fountain, picnic tables and lots of trees. Located inside Old Reid Park.

SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

Aurora Dog Park
107 Manchester Landing, Aurora, Indiana
Near the Dearborn Trail entrance. Separate areas for small and large breeds.

Batesville Dog Park
508 E. Eastern Ave., Batesville, Indiana
Located with in Liberty Park. Separate areas for small and larger breeds. Benches available. Registration is required.

Brittingham Park
326 S. Broom Street, Madison, Indiana
Benches and water fountain available at this .36-acre park.

Demetral Park
2297 Commercial Ave., Madison, Indiana
Benches available at this fenced-in .57-acre park. Bring your own water.

Lawrenceburg Dog Park
Todd Lane, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Spaces for small and large breeds. Dog fountains and playgrounds.

McCormick Park
702 N. McCormick Ave., Madison, Indiana
Benches available at this .38-acre park. Bring your own water.

North Star Dog Park
439 Milky Way, Madison, Indiana
Benches available at this 2-acre park. Bring your own water.

Odana School Park
678 S. Segoe Rd., Madison, Indiana
2.8-acre fenced park. No benches or water provided.

Quann Park
1802 Quann-Olin Parkway, Madison, Indiana
Benches and water fountain are found at this park.

River Front Dog Park
101 W. Main Street, Madison, Indiana
Enjoy the Ohio River views! Separate areas for smaller breeds. Drinking water. Passes available from the City Parks Department.

Todd Creech Park
148 Front St., Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Separate area for smaller and large breeds. Grassy area and paved paths. Water bowls.

Walnut Grove Park
202 N. Westfield Rd., Madison, Indiana
Benches are available at this 1.17-acre park. Bring your own water.

Warner Park
2301 Sheridan Dr., Madison, Indiana
Benches are found at this park. Bring your own water. Water in the lagoon is not tested.


















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