Fall 2020 – Local Community Events to Enjoy in a Socially Distanced Way

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Although many community events are cancelled this fall due to COVID–19, there are some activities still on track. See our list by region in Northern Kentucky; Cincinnati, Dayton and Springfield, Ohio; and Southeastern Indiana. Be sure to bring your mask and follow social distancing rules. Here is the best-practice guideline for Halloween events from the state of Ohio.

(See our list of local pumpkin patches and festivals here.)


Burlington Antique Show
September 20 and October 18, 2020
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idlewood Rd., Burlington, Kentucky
Find a treasure

Halloween Night Out
October 27, 2020
UC Health Stadium at 7950 Freedom Way, Florence, Kentucky
Sppoky stations for “trunk” treats

Jack O Lantern Walk
October 29, 2020
130 N. Ft. Thomas Avenue, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky

Veteran’s Day Celebration
November 7, 2020
Tower Park at 900 S. Ft. Thomas Ave, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky
Honor our veterans at 12pm

Light Up the Fair
November 13, 2020 – Early January 2021
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idlewild Road in Burlington, Kentucky
Mile-long drive of twinkling lights that sync up to music

Christmas Town
November 27 – December 20, 2020
Creation Museum at 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg, Kentucky
Live nativity and light display

Christmas Time at the Ark
November 27 – December 20, 2020
Art Encounter at Ark Encounter Drive, Williamstown, Kentucky
Projection show and other activities


Plum Gorgeous
September 5 – October 25, 2020 (closed on Mondays)
Krohn Conservatory at 1501 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH
Admire autumn plants in shades of purple

Cincinnati Reptile Show
September 13, October 4, November 1 and December 13, 2020
Holiday Inn Centre Park of West Chester at 5800 Mulhuser, West Chester, Ohio
See 1000s of spiders, inserts, snakes and more

The City Flea at Washington Park
September 19, October 17 and December 12, 2020
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Support local businesses

Fall Fest at Pot-Luck Greenhouse 2020
September 26 – November1, 2020
6555 West SR 73, Wilmington, Ohio
5-acre corn maze and more

September 26, 2020
FigLeaf Brewing Company at 3387 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., Middletown, Ohio
Beer, food and music

Kings Island Tricks and Treats Fall Fest
September 26– November 2, 2020 (Saturdays and Sundays)
Kings Island, Mason, Ohio
Food, activities and entertainment

Ruffles and Rust Expo
September 26–27, 2020
Butler County Fairgrounds at 1715 Fairgrove Ave., Hamilton, Ohio
Shop for all kinds of home decor and fashion. Wider aisles and spacing between booths.

Fright Night Weekend
October 1–4, 2020
Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
See movies outside: Hocus Pocus, Beetlejuice and Frankenstein. Bring your mask and social distance.

First Friday – Middletown
October 2, November 6 and December 4, 2020
1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Enjoy meeting the artists.

Saturdays at the BOO!seum
October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2020
Cincinnati Museum Center at 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Reservations required. All kinds of distanced Halloween fun.

Operation Pumpkin
October 8–10, 2020
101 High St., #1, Hamilton, Ohio 45011
There will be a lot of food and drink booths for this event along with live music, activities and crafts and a pet parade

Downtown Living Tour
October 9–10, 2020
Tour various homes in downtown Cincinnati
Limited admission and staggered start times. Tour begins t Encore at 716 Sycamore Street.

Summit Park Drive-In Movie
October 9, 2020
Hocus Pocus! Registration required! First come, first served!

Wyoming Virtual Fall Festival
October 17–18, 2020
Featuring Wyoming retailers and vendors. Support local!

Family Festival
October 24, 2020
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum at 1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, Ohio
Local artists, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and hands-on art marking

Fall Fest Weekend
October 24–25, 2020
Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Entertainment, vendors and more

Evendale Juried Photography Exhibit
October 25, 2020
Cultural Arts Center, Evendale, Ohio
View photography by local artists. Live music. Masks required.

Spooktacular Drive-In Movie for Halloween
October 30, 2020
Wyoming Rec Center at 9940 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio (Wyoming)
Featuring The Addams Family (6pm) and Hocus Pocus (8:30pm)! Reservations required.

Final Fridays
October 30 and November 27, 2020
Pendleton Art Center at 1310 Pendleton Street, CIncinnati, Ohio
Enjoy looking at the art.

Hearth Warming Holidays in Waynesville
November 6–8, 2020
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio
Start your holiday shopping

Holiday Junction Featuring Duke Energy Holiday Trains
November 6 – December 31, 2020 (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays) –TBD
Cincinnati Museum Center at 1301 Western Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio
9,000sf of trains with displays from the 1900s and 1930s.

Blue Ash Veterans’ Day Ceremony
November 11, 2020
Blue Ash Bicentennial Veterans Memorial, Blue Ash, Ohio
Lunch at the Rec Center follows

Holiday in Lights
November 13, 2020 – January 2, 2021
Sharon Woods at 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, Ohio
Outdoor light display with music!

Cincinnati Dessert Festival
November 15, 2020
Liberty Center at 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Twp., Ohio
Sample desserts from 20+ Cincinnati “treat makers” — this is a drive-thru event

Borealis (formerly Holiday Lights on the Hill)
November 20, 2020 – January 3, 2021
1763 Ohio 128 (Hamilton-Cleves Road) at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Hamilton, Ohio
Two-mile round trip drive-through light display

November 20–22, 2020
Germania Society of Cincinnati at 3529 W. Kemper Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
Heated tents with German music, children’s lantern parade, petting zoo, German food and drinks as well as German ornaments available for purchase.

The Christmas Ranch
November 20 – December 23, 2020
Morrow, Ohio
One million holiday lights that are synced to music.

PNC Festival of Lights
November 21, 2020 – January 3, 2020 (+ Jan 8,9, 10,15,16 and 17)
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Come and see the magical lights!

Thanksgiving Day 10k Run and Walk
November 23–29, 2020
The 111th year for this annual event. Virtual run/walk and then go home to gobble down

Light Up Middletown
November 26 – December 31, 2020
500 Tytus Avenue at Smith Park in Middletown, Ohio
Drive-through light display!

Santa’s Workshop
November 28, 2020 (+December 5, 12 and 19, 2020)
Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Visit Santa and his elves, make an ornament

Symmes Township Operation Santa
December 5, 2020
Throughout the township


Centerville Try a Truck Drive-Through
October 3, 2020
Municipal Maintenance Facility at 789 Orchard Lane, Centerville, Ohio
Trucks on display. Receive a goody bag. Stay in your car and look!

Springboro 3rd Annual BBQFest
October 3, 2020
North Park at 195 Tamarack trail, Springboro, Ohio
COVID-19 restrictions apply with masks and distancing. Live music and food trucks

Spooky Search
October 10, 2020
Kettering Recreation Complex at 2900 Glengarry Dr., Kettering, Ohio
The hunt begins at dusk for eggs filled with toys, candy or coupons. Must register.

Springfield Symphony Orchestra
October 16, 2020
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 S. Fountain Avenue, Springfield, Ohio
Enjoy the music

Vintage Market Days of Dayton-Cincinnati – Home for the Holidays
October 30 – November 1, 2020
120 Fairgrounds Rd. at Greene County Expo Center, Xenia Ohio
Start your holiday shopping early.

October 31, 2020
Kettering Recreation Complex at 2900 Glengarry Dr., Kettering, Ohio
Trick or treating for the dogs. photo booth and pet costume contest.

NMRA Annual Dayton Train Show

November 7–8, 2020
Montgomery County Fairgrounds at 645 Infirmary Rd., Dayton, Ohio
Vendors, exhibitors, food trucks and more. Facebook

Centerville Veterans Day Ceremony
November 9–11, 2020
Stubbs Park at 255 W. Spring Valley Rd., Centerville, Ohio
Color Guard presentation and music. Facebook

Sugarplum Festival Of Trees
November 14, 2020
Dayton Masonic Center at 525 W. Riverview Ave., Dayton, Ohio
View the trees! Boutique and raffles.

Jeff Dunham: Seriously!
November 19, 2020
Wright State University at 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio

A Carillon Christmas
November 20– December 30, 2020
Carillon Park at 1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy the Carillon Tree of Light, candy cane slopes, train rides and more!

Ringing in the Holidays
November 21, 2020
Carillon Historical Park at 1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio
Music and festivities

Springfield Antique Show
November 21, 2020
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Enjoy the hunt for a treasure!

Woodland Lights
November 22 – December 1, 2020 (various nights) + Dec 6–23, 2020 (nightly)
Countryside Park at 895 Miamisburg Centerville Rd., Washington Township, Ohio
Walk the half-mile path of holiday lights and displays

Clifton Mill Christmas Lights
November 27 – December 30, 2020
Clifton Mill at 75 Water Street in Clifton, Ohio
3.5 million Christmas lights throughout the mill, riverbanks and bridges

Dayton Holiday Festival
November 27, 2020
Downtown Dayton, Ohio
Children’s parade, tree lighting on Courthouse Square and more.

Grand Illumination
November 27, 2010
100 South Market Street, Downtown Troy, Ohio
Light the night in downtown Troy with carriage rides, Kris Kringle Market and the tree lighting

Holiday Lights at Lost Creek Reserve
November 27– December 27, 2020
Lost Creek Reserve at 2645 E. St. Rt. 41 in Troy, Ohio
Drive-through light tour!


Tri-State Antique Market
September 6, October 4 and November 1, 2020
Lawrencebrug Fairgrounds, US 50, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Find a treasure

Indiana Wine Trail Fall Haul
November 7–8, 2020
Ertel Cellars Winery at 3794 East County Rd.,Batesville, Indiana
5 wineries are participating

Whiskey City Festival
November 7, 2020
91 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Whiskey tastings, music and food

A Victorian Christmas Exhibit at Hillforest
November 20 – December 30, 2020 (Tuesdays – Sundays. Closed on Thanksgiving)
213 Fifth Street, Aurora, Indiana
Go back in time to experience a Victorian Christmas

Festival of Trees & Host of Angels
November 27 – December 31, 2020
Lanthier Winery ay 123 Mill Street, Madison, Indiana
Midwest’s largest collection of holiday angels

Are we missing an event? Let us know: sknabe@sibcycline.com

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