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

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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!

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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

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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.

How to Conserve Water at Your Home

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Water is an important resource and many homeowners use more of it than realized. It’s important to consider ways to conserve water and help to create positive environmental changes as well as cut costs.

There are many ways the average homeowner wastes water without even being aware. In fact some methods homeowners may think save on water use actually do the very opposite, according to the Charles River Watershed Association. For instance, running a dishwasher only when it’s absolutely full doesn’t keep dishes from getting clean, but it does save water quickly and easily. And for those who hand-wash their dishes it’s vital to turn off the tap in between rinsing dishes as a means of saving water. The same is true of brushing teeth and shaving.

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What about Outside the Home?
There are many ways to save water and obtain a healthier lawn simultaneously. The best time to water a lawn isn’t in the middle of the day because that leads to evaporation. Watering the lawn when the sun is just starting to rise or set will give grass the best chance to absorb as much water as possible. People also often water their lawns more than is necessary to keep the grass healthy.

There are many ways to maintain a healthy lawn and conserve water simultaneously. For example, leaving grass clippings on the lawn after cutting it will provide more shade and nutrients for the remaining grass. Also, well-fed grass results in a thicker lawn that can withstand the stress of heat and drought. Mowing grass at a higher height (3-4 inches) is another way to conserve water. Properly mowed grass allows for a deeper root system for the grass to find water and soil nutrients.

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Another Way to Water Your Garden
Many homeowners often enjoy cultivating their own gardens, but it is unfortunate that water is often wasted here as well, according to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Instead of using a watering can or spraying hose multiple times a day, homeowners may wish to consider installing a drip-irrigation system. Not only can this save time – as it doesn’t require gardeners to physically water plants every day – but it can also reduce water costs and potentially yield better crops.

Of course, a drip-irrigation system costs money and requires time to set up, but there is a significant return on investment over time. Many modern drip systems also operate on timers that can be scheduled and beat the alternative of having to manually turn them on and off each day.

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It’s a good idea to use common sense when looking at ways to save water. Most people probably know when they have a little wiggle room to cut their shower times or find other ways to reduce consumption around the house. A little effort and consideration may very well make all the difference.

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What Home Sellers Can do to Boost the Sale of Their Property

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There are plenty of DIY projects that can help homeowners make their properties more appealing both inside and out, and boost appeal when selling their homes, according to HGTV. One of the simplest is to put a little more effort into making a yard look good with some extra gardening, yard cleanup (like raking leaves and clearing twigs or branches) and a freshly mown lawn.

Improving the Exterior
It’s relatively easy to clean out gutters or pressure wash the side of a home to really make the property sparkle. Be sure to make any repairs to damage that may be visible on the home’s exterior. A fresh paint job – especially on the front doors or around the windows –  can go a long way toward making a home look newer than some might think. Simply buying a new welcome mat can also make the entryway look fresh.

Inside the Home
Once the outside of the house is taken care of, home sellers need to turn their attention to the inside. Taking the time to make rooms a little less personalized – so would-be buyers can more easily picture themselves living in the house – is a good idea. Repaint any bold-colored rooms to make them a bit more muted. Efforts to organize drawers, closets, and other hidden-away areas help with creating appeal, especially when curious open house attendees might want to poke around.

It’s also important to keep in mind the kinds of rooms home shoppers will want to investigate most thoroughly, according to IKEA. Chief among them is the kitchen. Stow away most of your appliances to keep counters and islands free of clutter. And, remember to make sure every surface in this room sparkles.

Along similar lines, people are always going to be particularly interested in the home’s bedrooms, so be sure to keep them tidy with personal items hidden away  including emote controls or toys. Finally, it’s also wise to give everything in the bathroom a serious scrubbing, because anything awry in there can be a serious turnoff for many would-be buyers.

Consult with Your Agent
Working with real estate professionals to get advice about boosting curb appeal is always a good idea since they know what efforts are most likely to result in a quick and easy sale.

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Citirama is Happening at the Woodland Meadows in Woodlawn September 23 – October 1, 2017!

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Cincinnati’s 14th Citirama site is located at the Woodland Meadows in Woodlawn. This home show will take place from September 23 – October 1, 2017.  There are six single-family homes being featured in the show. This new subdivision has 43 home sites.

The new homes in the show are priced from $200,000 – $375,000. A 15-year property tax abatement is available to all home buyers. (Lots will have a special yearly assessment for 15 years at about $3,000 per lot.)

Citirama Dates and Times
Open daily from September 23 – October 1, 2017
Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 9pm
Friday-Sunday: 12pm – 9pm

Tickets
Tickets are $10.00 for adults. Discount tickets will be available at Kroger for $8.00 AAA Members can also purchase $8.00 tickets at the home show’s gate by showing their membership card.

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Read more about Citirama here and here.  Read more about Woodlawn here.

Homeowners Should Invest in Smart Security Systems

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Homeowners and potential buyers should explore the options available in making their properties safe and secure. The good news is the variety of security systems now readily available are at relatively low costs with easy installation and monitoring capabilities.

One of the most popular types of home security features is the connected security camera, giving owners the ability to look at live footage of their home from anywhere with internet access or Wi-Fi, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Entire networks of these cameras can be set up around a home at a relatively low cost, and can also function as a high-tech baby monitor for new parents.

Ways to Stay Connected
Home security systems are now designed to pair with smart phones, tablets and computers giving homeowners real-time information, based on networks of motion sensors as well as door and window sensors – sending alerts to homeowners when alarms are tripped. Some services will also automatically contact the police or other emergency personnel in the event of a break-in or fire-triggering smoke detectors.

Doesn’t Have to be High-Tech
For homeowners who want to go beyond the benefits of smart home security devices, looking to low-tech solutions can be a good idea too, according to Reader’s Digest.

Something as simple as getting rid of the mail slot on a front door and asking neighbors to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity can go a long way towards ensuring a home isn’t subjected to a break-in. In the event that a family goes on vacation, it’s also a good idea to make sure all doors and windows are locked – including those on the second floor.

Homeowners who take pleasure in gardening may wish to take that extra step in planting large, thorny bushes which can deter thieves from breaking through ground floor windows.

It’s also advisable to never stack items – such as firewood, ladders or lawn care equipment – which could enable burglars, should they choose to enter by way of a higher window.

Experts recommend homeowners install lawn signs or window decals that say they’re protected by home security companies – even if they aren’t – to ward off would-be thieves.

In general, common sense is often the best tool any homeowner has to keep their properties safe. Simply being smart about keeping doors or windows locked and keeping close tabs on their keys is often the best first defense against any sort of break-in.

Interested in installing a professional home-security system? Contact Sibcy Cline Home Services.

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