What Home Buyers Should Keep in Mind about the Fall Real Estate Market


Fall PorchWhile some home buyers were unable to purchase a property this summer due to fierce competition and a short supply, many experts say autumn is actually the best time to shop. With fewer people in the market to buy a home – and those who listed properties before still anxious to sell – this season creates a greater probability for a deal to happen.

The biggest thing that can help facilitate real estate sales at this time of year is that sellers are usually very serious about selling and want to close on the sale before the start of the holiday season or end of the year.

Other Benefits of Buying in the Fall Season
In addition to the fact that actually buying a home often becomes easier – even now when the market is still busy in comparison with historical norms – there are other serious benefits that might be available. For instance, mortgage companies are more likely to turn around the approval process quickly because they aren’t as inundated with applications at this time of year. The same may also be true of working with moving companies and other businesses that deal with real estate sales and related issues.

What to Look Out For
It’s important for home buyers to work with their agents and determine what course of action makes sense when it comes to buying homes that have been on the market for a while. Homes are being listed on the market for the first time all year long, so there may be some intriguing newer listings.

Motivated sellers and motivated buyers often make a great team when it comes to getting a home sale completed as quickly and easily as possible. However, it’s important – especially for those who have never made a purchase before – to work closely with their agents to determine how much house they can afford and what’s a good price for the properties they may be considering.

Your real estate agent will bring knowledge and experience in dealing with the local real estate market and let you know exactly what does or does not constitute a good deal, and how to more quickly get through a sale so you can begin putting down roots.

Find your Sibcy Cline agent here.

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Halloween is Here! Scare up some Fun by Decorating Your Front Yard

Halloween is coming to town...With fall weather officially here, many homeowners start thinking about the start of the holiday season that begins with Halloween and then runs through the first week of January. Traditional holiday decorating can be fun, but for many homeowners, perhaps the most exciting decor is Halloween because it lets them get a little adventurous with both the interior and exterior of their homes.

When it comes to scaring up some good ideas to creep out the neighbors, experts recommend investing time and energy in making a front yard look as spooky as possible. With that in mind, there are plenty of easy do-it-yourself ideas you can knock out in a weekend just in time for those trick or treaters. Here are just a few:

Webs Everywhere
Some of the easiest decorations are the ever-popular fake spider webs. They can be easy to find at just about any local craft store. You can also make them out of yarn and can be as large as you like. See instructions here from HGTV.

Lighting Option to Bewitch Visitors
Particularly crafty owners can also make lighting fixtures and hang them on their porch or from posts in their yards to really cast a spell on visitors, according to Polka Dot Chair. Witch hats (which can be purchased from any costume shop) are paired with fishing line, a few pins, and LED lights to create a spooky atmosphere.

Straw-Stuffed Scarecrow
Another great way to have a simple DIY project that probably won’t cost much at all is to take an old button-up shirt and pair of pants nobody wears any more, and fill it with straw. Then you can stand it against a tree, sit it on a porch or otherwise incorporate it into a scary scene. You can use a pumpkin, a paint bucket, or something else as a head – or to recall Ichabod Crane’s old foe – simply go headless to put an extra-disquieting exclamation on your front yard. See instructions here and here.

Traditional Decorations with a Twist

And of course, what front yard Halloween decorations would be complete without that tried-and-true Jack-o-Lantern? You don’t have to rely on triangular eyes and a crooked smile any more, because carving enthusiasts post printable patterns for even scarier designs. And instead of putting a candle in that pumpkin, LED lights that are designed to flicker like candles might be a smart long-term investment.

Here Lies Halloween
Finally, many families can have a bit of macabre comic fun by cutting up cardboard gravestones and incorporate a few jokes about who could be interred there. Whether it’s famous movie monsters, “punny” seasonal names or simply family in-jokes, that kind of decorating effort can really give a yard a chilling addition. See ideas here, here and here.

There are also plenty of other ideas out there you can find online, or make up your own. The trick at this time of year is to be as creative as possible so visitors have a spooktacular time, whether they’re stopping in for a chat or just there to pick up a treat on All Hallow’s Eve.

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Quick and Easy Home-Maintenance Tips

Man Caulking WindowA properly functioning house saves homeowners headaches and money. Some home-related repairs are easy to do with a little know-how. With a bit of online research and some elbow grease, many issues can be  easily tackled issues throughout the home.

As any homeowner knows full well, little annoyances with things like squeaky floors, smelly garbage disposals, slamming cabinets and stained ceilings build up over time, but they’re not something you just have to live with. In fact, there are many home repair and maintenance jobs that can be done in less than an hour.

Just like any other home DIY projects, homeowners should take proper caution when taking up a task by investing in the right safety equipment and tools and proceeding carefully to ensure everything is done safely.

Quick Fixes
For people whose garbage disposals aren’t working properly or smell bad, you can disconnecting it from the power source, take it apart and clean it out thoroughly. That should resolve the issues.

If you have seen growing stains on your ceiling, there are a number of products that will cover up them up. A hardware professional will be able to recommend which materials will work best for specific situations. 

Cut the Noise
If there’s a spot on the front staircase that has been creaking or if a floorboard in the living room just won’t stop squeaking, the know-how needed to fix it is usually minimal. All it takes is locating the joist with a stud finder and applying a small screw to the area, right through the carpet. If one doesn’t work, try adding one or two more until the floorboard is more firmly in place and not making any more noise. This is the kind of job that can be completed in a matter of minutes.

And if kitchens have doors and cabinets that slam shut when closed, attaching little rubber bumpers to their corners can help cut out that noise in seconds. Some might prefer to install “soft-close” fixtures, which can be a little more expensive but add a nice element to the way closing a cabinet feels. In either case, they’re relatively easy to install even for someone with no expertise or experience.

Ongoing Maintenance
At this time of year, it’s also important for homeowners to make sure they’re doing all they can to keep their properties in good shape as colder weather arrives. After all, winter weather can inflict some serious damage on any home, so making sure everything is in good shape now, while the weather is still somewhat friendly, is always a good idea.

Perhaps the most important place to start on a property is outside it, specifically around driveways, front steps and other parts of the home where people are going to be walking when ice, snow and slush can make their unwelcome presence felt. Identifying areas where stairs may need to be repaired, cracks and holes patched or smoothed, and so on will help avoid dangerous slip-and-falls. Making sure the lights that illuminate those paths are in good shape is also a smart move.

Owners should also make sure their lawns and everything associated with them are in good shape as fall arrives. That means flushing out and shutting off water connections to sprinkler systems and outdoor spigots, and bringing in any hoses they’ve left lying around for the summer. That prevents freezing and the possibility of pipes bursting, which can cause massive headaches.

In addition, it’s important to stay on top of raking when foliage starts to fall. Letting all those fallen leaves sit on a lawn over the winter, especially when compacted by snow, can create dead spots in the grass next spring, so clearing leaves before serious snowfall arrives is a must.

Last Steps
In addition to clearing leaves off a lawn, it’s also critical for anyone with gutters to clear those out regularly in the autumn as well. Clogged gutters can lead to ice dams, which then result in water building up as snow melts, and potentially leads to a leaky roof. Getting all the gunk out of a gutter on a regular basis throughout the fall is a must.

And while up on the ladder, homeowners should also make sure everything is in good shape on that roof. If any shingles appear to be damaged or missing, they need to be replaced before harsher weather arrives. Depending upon the scope of the issue, this might not be something owners should tackle by themselves.

Finally, if you know there has been some water buildup in certain parts of your lawn – and especially around the foundation – you may want to think about ways to do a better job of directing water away from the home. Experts recommend ensuring there’s a six-inch vertical slope over 10 feet of space, ushering water away from a home.

Need help with your home’s maintenance? Contact Sibcy Cline Home Services. They can recommend home-related vendors to you.

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Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Autumn

Raking_Lawn_Leaves.jpgSummer has gone and autumn has arrived. It’s time to get your home ready for upcoming colder months. Here are some tips to use when getting your home prepared for fall and winter:

Landscape and Garden
In addition to raking leaves, autumn is the time to clean out your garden. (Look at this interesting hack for raking using cardboard!):

Your lawn should be aerated, fertilized and reseeded (if needed). Perennials may need to be covered to protect them from winter elements. Fall is the time to plant most spring bulbs.

Be sure to turn off outside water spigots for winter to prevent frozen pipes. Store landscaping hoses inside.

Have a pool? Now is the time to close it for the season.

Patio furniture and cushions should be stored.

Detectors for your Home
Before you turn on the heat and use the fireplace, fall is the perfect time to make sure smoke and carbon monoxide detectors have fresh batteries.

Heating System
Having the heating system serviced during fall will ensure you do not have a problem and lose heat during winter. Be sure to change air filters. If you have a humidifier, it’s time to clean and replace its filter, too.

Re-program your thermostat to a lower temperature at night and when you are not at home.

Fireplace and Chimney
The chimney should be cleaned by a professional. Check the damper to make sure it is closed to prevent drafts.


Energy Efficiency
Check around your home to make sure it is well insulated with no cracks or other places for heat to escape. It’s also time to invest in thermal curtains (also called black-out curtains) to keep your home warm. If you have drafts under any doors, think about getting purchasing door draft stoppers. Doors and windows may need new weatherstripping.

New windows may be on your list for autumn. Newer windows not only look great, but offer substantial energy savings.

Is your attic insulated? If not, consider having some added to avoid heat loss.

When mowing season is over, be sure to empty and clean your lawnmower.

Roof and Gutters
Visually inspect your roof. If there are loose or damaged shingles, you will need to replace them.

When all leaves have all dropped have the gutters cleared to avoid water or ice build up.


Ceiling Fans
Run your ceiling fans in a clockwise direction in fall and winter. This will cause an updraft and force warm air down from the ceiling.

Home Decor
It’s time to pull out the blankets and warmer duvets. If you have flannel sheets, now is the time to place them on your bed. Cozy throws in the family room or bedroom are another nice addition for fall.

Need help with your fall home projects?
Contact Sibcy Cline Home Services. They can recommend vetted service vendors to you!


2019 Local Haunted Houses in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana and Dayton

Local Haunted HousesLove to scream? Go to a local haunted house in October! Here is our list of regional haunted houses in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana and Dayton for 2019:


The Farm House (Benton Farms)
11896 Old Lexington Pike in Walton
This 1901 house is a documented haunted house!

The Mayhem Mansion
13966 DeCoursey Pike, Morning View, Kentucky 41063
A very spooky home. Come if you dare.

Sandylandacres Haunted Hayride and Farmers Revenge
4172 Belleview Road, Petersburg
Voted best haunted hayride!

Haunted Trails of Whispering Woods
Opens October 19–26, 2019 (Fridays and Saturdays)
Hayrides take you deep into the back woods

USS Nightmare
101 Riverboat Row in Newport
The 30-minute tour on a steamboat has two very scary levels



Fear Factory Haunted House
7  S. Eastern Ave in Batesville, Indiana
This house was rated #5 in Indiana! Their website has lots of scary pics so be prepared to be frightened! This house benefits the Cierra’s Club.

Haunted House Lost Soul Asylum
Aurora Fireplace at 5950 Dutch Hollow Road in Aurora, Indiana

Horror Hike Haunted Trail
1415 E. Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Half-mile hike that will make you scream!

Haunted house


Dent Schoolhouse
5963 Harrison Avenue, Dent, Ohio (45248)
Promoted as Cincinnati’s scariest haunted house! The site has been known to be haunted. (Their website is pretty scary!)

Halloween Haunt
Kings Island in Mason
6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, Ohio
Scare zones include a backwoods bayou, cemetery drive, freak street and nightmare alley.

Haunted Village
October 11–26, 2019 (Fridays and Saturdays)
Heritage Village Museum at Sharon Woods, Cincinnati, Ohio
Family-friendly, slight-fright event!

Highway 50 Fright Field
October 4–27, 2019 (Firdays and Saturdays)
11294 Highway 50, North Bend, Ohio
Travel a haunted trail into haunted woods and back…

Land of Illusion Scream Park
8762 Thomas Road in Middletown, Ohio
This haunted scream park has 4 haunted houses and 1 trail.

Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall
September 28 – October 27, 2019 (Weekends)
7700 Seward Avenue (45231)
House, 5 tents, a back yard and a giant vortex. This is the oldest continuously running haunted attraction in the area!

Terror Town
September 6 November 3, 2019 (Fridays – Sundays)
1449 Greenbush Cobb Road in Williamsburg, Ohio
Haunted trail, food, drinks, live music and horror games

Zipping from Zombies
October 11–12, 2019
Camp Kern at 5291 State Route 360, Oregonia
Escape the undead below!

Haunted House - Full Moon


Brimstone Haunted Hayride
September 28 – October 27, 2018
472 Brimstone Rd, Wilmington, Ohio
Hayride and forgotten forest

Dayton Scream Park
Season begins September 13, 2019
5117 Valley Street, Dayton, Ohio
Haunted trails, 40 live monsters, hay ride

Face Your Fears Hotel of Terror
1291 Cold Springs Road, Springfield, Ohio
1858 Haunted house with four stories of terror

Horror Acres
6995 Springfield Jamestown Rd in Springfield
This haunted attraction has won a lot of “best of’s”…Best Queue Line Entertainer, Best Freddy Krueger, etc…

Lewisburg Haunted Cave
4392 Swishers Mill Road, Lewisburg, Ohio
Be prepared to get scared 80 feet below the ground in a limestone cave!

Haunted Wagon Rides at Youngs Dairy
September 27 – October 26, 2019 (Friday and Saturday evenings)
6880 Springfield-Xenia Road, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Scary stories while on the wagon – stories designed for families with kids

Wilmington Haunted Hollow Ride
1261 W. Dalton Road in Wilmington
Enjoy (??) a haunted bus ride through a forest of monsters and more. And there’s more: nightmare penitentiary, slaughter hotel and terror in the corn!

Youngs Dairy – Haunted Wagon Rides
September 27 – October 26, 2019 (Fridays and Saturdays)
6880 Springfield-Xenia Road, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Scary stores told while you ride the wagon. (Stories are appropriate for families with kids)

If haunted houses are not your thing, take a look at homes in the area for sale!

October 2019 Events, Festivals and Fun Things to Do in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and Southeastern Indiana


October local events and festivals
It’s autumn and a great month to enjoy a local festival or event. There’s plenty of fall festivals and Halloween-themed things to do. Be sure to experience something fun during October! We have over 100 events listed…

Interested in seeing where all of the local haunted houses are? Go here!


Events happening into October:

Once on This Island
Through October 6, 2019
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
Tony award-winning musical!

Cuba: Journey to the heart of the Caribbean
Through October 11, 2019
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal at 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy this Omnimax experience as it explores the culture of the largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba.

Youngs Dairy – Haunted Wagon Rides
Through October 26, 2019 (Fridays and Saturdays)
6880 Springfield-Xenia Road, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Scary stores told while you ride the wagon. (Stories are appropriate for families with kids)

Halloween Haunt
September 20 – October 26, 2019
Kings Island at 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, Ohio
Evil creatures to scare you! And enjoy the rides.

Alias Grace
September 14 – October 27, 2019
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
Inspired by true events, this play is a chilling mystery

The Great Pumpkin Fest
Through October 27, 2019
6200 Kings Island Drive, Kings Island, Mason, Ohio
No tricks – just treats.

Burger Farm Fall Festival
Through October 27, 2019 (Weekends)
Burger Farm and Garden Center at 7849 Main Street, Newtown, Ohio
Animated pumpkin land, puppet show, farm animals, pony rides, carnival rides and more

Renaissance Festival
Through October 27, 2019 (weekends)
Ohio Renaissance Park at 10542 E. Ohio 73, Harveysburg, Ohio
Ladies and Lords – step back into time!

Dearborn Highlands Arts Council Art Show
Through October 30, 2019
331 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Visualizing addiction and recovery art show

Harvest Festival
Through October 31, 2019 (Weekends)
198 Stone Road, Georgetown, Kentucky

Disaster! A 70s Disaster Movie Musical
Through November 3, 2019
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at 765 W Central Ave, Springboro, Ohio
Earthquakes, infernos and more!

World War I at Home and Abroad
Through November 11, 2019
Harmon Museum at 105 S. Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio
Learn about the soldiers’ stories and the war effort at home in the USA

Alice Pixley Young – Contemporary Art
Through December 1, 2019
Taft Museum of Art at 316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
View 19th- century landscapes with a contemporary materials

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission
Through February 7, 2020
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal at 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
See artifacts from visits to the Moon!


October events in order by date:

Workout on the Green
October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23, 2019 
Washington Park at 1230 Elm Street, Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the summer weather and work out for free with trained and licensed instructors in Washington Park’s Green.

Aurora Farmer’s Fair
October 2–5, 2019
Aurora, Indiana
Parade, rides, exhibits and food!

Market Muscles
October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2019 
Findlay Market at 1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
45-minute workout classes at The Shed for $5–$10

World Fare
October 2 and 9, 2019
Fountain Square at Fifth and Vine Streets, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
International cuisine Wednesdays from 11am–2pm.

Johnny Appleseed
October 2–12, 2019 (various matinee dates)
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at 765 W Central Ave, Springboro, Ohio
Lunch and Learn Children’s Theatre

Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival
October 2–6, 2019
Various venues in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio

Alive After 5
October 3, 2019
Downtown Hamilton, Ohio
Various fun activities to enjoy!

Fountain Square Eats
October 3 and 10, 2019 
Fountain Square at Fifth and Vine Streets, downtown, Cincinnati, Ohio
Food truck line ups for lunch!

2nd Street Market
October 3–5, 10–12 17–19, and 24–26, 2019
600 E. 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402
Local growers, bakers and artisans at this European-style market

The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Haunted Mountain
October 3 – November 2, 2019 (Thursdays – Sundays)
Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre at 5968 Marietta Road, Chillicothe, Ohio
A theatrical nightmare!

Donauschwaben Oktoberfest
October 4–6, 2019
4290 Dry Ridge Road in Colerain Township, Cincinnati, Ohio

12th Annual Ertel Cellars Winery Festival
October 4–5, 2019
3794 East County Road, 1110 North Batesville, Indiana
Live entertainment under a big-top tent with wine tasting, food and pumpkins! There will be wagon rides and crafts for the kids.

Champaign County Balloon Fest
October 4–5, 2019
1631 N. Main Street at Grimes Field, Urbana, Ohio
Music, food, balloon launch and glow

CliftonFest on Ludlow
October 4-5, 2019
Ludlow Avenue in Clifton, Cincinnati, Ohio
Art and music festival

Donauschwaben Oktoberfest
October 4–6, 2019
4290 Dry Ridge Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy everything German at this festival!

First Friday – Second Look Saturday at Pendleton Art Center
October 4–5, 2019
Pendleton Art Center at 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Meet artists and enjoy food, music and more!

Heritage of Flight Festival and Parade
October 4–6, 2019
Main Street in New Carlisle, Ohio
Enjoy the parade of planes, live entertainment, carnival rides and more!

Kentucky’s Edge Bourbon Conference & Festival
October 4–5, 2019
Several venues in Newport and Covington, Kentucky
Celebrating everything about bourbon!

The Kentucky Wool Festival
October 4–6, 2019
Falmouth, Kentucky
Entertainment, food, sheep shearing and herding and more!

Metamora Canal Days Festival
October 4–6, 2019
Downtown Metamora, Indiana
Enjoy food, live music and booths with arts, antiques and handmade items.

Movie in the Park
October 4, 2019
Village Green of Fairfield at 675 Deis Drive, Fairfield, Ohio
Bring your blanket!

St. Leon Oktoberfest
October 4–5, 2019
St. Joseph American Legion Post 464, 28866 Post 464 road, Brookville (St. Leon), Indiana
German food, beer games and a pie auction! Pork chop dinner on Saturday evening

Apple Butter Festival
October 5–6, 2019
6924 Brown Road at Hueston Woods State Park Pioneer Farm in Oxford, Ohio
Learn all about farm life in the 19th century.

Apple Cider Fest
October  5–6, 2019
Hidden Valley Fruit Farm in Lebanon, Ohio
Enjoy cider and all kinds of autumn things

Boo Fest 
October 5, 2019
Deer Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Hay rides, costume contest and more!

Chocolate Festival
October 5, 2019
Montgomery County Fairgrounds at 645 Infirmary Road, Dayton, Ohio
It’s all about the chocolate!

Cincinnati.com Wine & Food Experience
October 5, 2019
Sawyer Point/Yeatman’s Cove, 705 E. Pete Rose Way downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Great food and wine for foodies! Ticket required

CliftonFest Art and Music Festival
October 5, 2019
Ludlow and Clifton Avenues in Clifton, Cincinnati, Ohio
Live art drawings on the sidewalks, live music and more!

Criple Creek Music Festival
October 5, 2019
75 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Enjoy the music!

Evans Orchard Harvest Festival
October 5–6, 12–13 and 19–20, 2019
198 Stone Road, Georgetown, Kentucky
Enjoy the festival

Fall Festival
October 5, 2019
Along Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, Ohio
Crafts, food, art and more!

Fall-O-Ween Festival
October 5–20, 2019 (Weekends)
Coney Island at 6201 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Trick-or-treat trail, hayride and pumpkin launch

Friday Night Fun: Live Music at Stanbery Park
October 4, 2019
Stanbery Park at 2221 Oxford Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio (Mt. Washington)
Ben Levin  and the Heaters are playing

Gold Star Chili Fest
October 5, 2019
The Cincinnati Fire Museum at 315 W. Court St., downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Back after 14 years – a chili cook-off that you will not want to miss!

Greystone Farm Pumpkin Patch
October 5–27, 2019 (Weekends)
15412 Wilson Creek Rd., Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Wagon rides to the pumpkin patch
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greystonefamilyfarm

October 5–6, 12–13, 19–20, 26–27, 2019
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Trick-or-treat with the animals and more!

Harmony Creek Church Harvest Hoopla
October 5, 2019
5280  Bigger Road, Kettering, Ohio
Music, vendors, games, food trucks and beer

Horse Drawn Hay Wagon Rides at Greystone Farm
October 5–27, 2019 (Weekends)
15412 Wilson Creek Rd., Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Ride through a cornfield to the pumpkin patch

Jungle Jim’s Weekend of Fire
October 5, 2019
Jungle Jim’s International Market at 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, Ohio
Sample hot, spicy foods!

Lobenstein Farm Pumpkin Festival
October 5–20, 2019 (Weekends)
29703 Post 464 Road, St. Leon, Indiana
Pumpkin picking, wagon rides, corn/hay mazes and more

McMonigle Farms Pumpkin Fest
October 5–27, 2019 (Weekends) 
McMonigle Farms at 5490 South Dixie Highway, Franklin, Ohio
Hayrides, pumpkins, corn maze and more!

Ohio Country Antique Show
October 5, 2019
Roberts Centre at 123 Gano Road, Wilmington, Ohio
Look at great old stuff at this show

Recycled Percussion
October 5, 2019
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 S Fountain Ave, Springfield, Ohio
Power tools and more with live music and a DJ

SuburbiCon Comic Creator Expo
October 5, 2019
Trent Arena Lobby at 3301 Shroyer Road, Kettering, Ohio
Meet 20 comic creators!

Sunflower Festival
October 5–6, 2019
Gorman Heritage Farm at 10052 Reading Road in Evendale, (Cincinnati) Ohio
Sunflower maze, food trucks, pumpkins and sunflowers! Admission fee.

Vinoklet Winery Fall Festival
October 5, 2019
11069 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy this fun festival

Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience
October 5-6, 2019
Eastwood MetroPark in Dayton, Ohio
Try a course and enjoy BMX demonstrations. Live music. Dog activities, too!

Wyoming Fall Festival
October 5, 2019
Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming (Cincinnati), Ohio
Artists, crafts, food vendors, live music, kids activtiies and more!

Young’s Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival
October 5–6, 2019
Yellow Spring, Ohio
View 800-pound pumpkins, taste pumpkin donut holes and enjoy pumpkin bowling.

Apple Cider Fest Weekend
October 5–6, 2019
Hidden Valley Orchards at 5474 North SR 48, Lebanon, Ohio
Enjoy a pumpkin day!

Cin City Reptile Show
October 6, 2019
Sharonville Convention Center at 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, Ohio

The Halloween Candy Run
October 6, 2019
Old Scratch Pizza & Beer: 812 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Run and enjoy candy, costume contest and more!

Hyde Park Square Art Show
October 6, 2019
Hyde Park Square at Edwards Road and Erie Avenue.
It’s the 52nd year for this show and has 200+ artists showcasing their talents.

Ludlow Flea & Craft Fair
October 6, 2019 (+December 1, 2019)
322 Elm Street, Ludlow, Kentucky
Find a gift or treasure!

Tri-State Antique Market 
October 6, 2019
Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds at U.S. 5o and Hollywood Blvd., Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Find a special treasure!

Weekend Walkabout
October 6, 2019 
Spring Grove Cemetery  at 4521 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Family Street Names

Bradford Pumpkin Show
October 8–12, 2019
Bradford, Ohio
Decorating contest, parade, rides, crafts and more!

PechaKucha Night
October 9, 2019
Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company at 102 West Columbia Street, Springfield, Ohio
Informal gathering where people share ideas

October 10–13, 2019
Northern Kentucky and downtown Cincinnati through Over-the-Rhine
Lights! Music! Large-scale projection mural lights festival to oooh and aaah over. Be sure to view the John A. Roebling Bridge and is color, lights and sound.

Cincinnati Coffee Festival
October 11–13, 2019
Duke Energy Convention Center, down Cincinnati, Ohio
Love your “Joe”? Enjoy tastings, live music and more!

October 11–13, 2019
Sharonville Convention Center at 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville, Ohio
Tabletop gaming convention!

Fall Festival at the Farm
October 11–26, 2019 (closed Sundays)
Walnut Creek Farm at 4147 County Rad 114, Sugarcreek, Ohio
Kids maze, scavenger hunt, wagon rides and more

Operation Pumpkin
October 11–13, 2019
High Street in Hamilton, Ohio
Pumpkin weigh off, carved pumpkin contests, annual L’il Miss Punkin contest an a Puppy Parade.

The Farm at Walnut Creek Fall Festival
October 11–26, 2019 (closed Sundays)
4147 County Road 114, Sugarcreek, Ohio
Enjoy all of the animals!

Moonlite Gardens Dance Party
October 11, 2019
Coney Island at 6201 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Dance to live music!

Rising Sun Navy Bean Festival
October 11–12, 2019
Main and Front Streets at Rising Sun, Indiana
Navy bean soup, homemade cornbread and other great food, rides, games and more

Apple Butter Festival
October 12–13, 2019
Downtown near Enon Primary School, Enon, Ohio
Food, music and crafts

Comboni Missionaries Taste of Mission
October 12, 2019
1318 Nagel Road in Anderson Township, Cincinnati, Ohio
Food from around the world; dancing from different cultures and more

Fall Farm Fest
October 12–13, 2019
Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Heritage Center at 2385 E. SR 41, Troy, Ohio
Celebrate Miami County’s agricultural heritage; pony rides, pumpkins, corn maze

The Great Pumpkin Fest
October 12, 2019
Koehner Park at 7211 Barrett Road, West Chester, Ohio
Puppet show, costume contest, not-so-scary haunted trail, wagon rides and more

Howl’ Oween Pooch Parade
October 12, 2019
Mulberry Street and Broadway, downtown Lebanon, Ohio
Pooches will be dressed in costumes!

Lebanon Oktoberfest
October 12, 2019
Lebanon, Ohio
Enjoy German everything!

Ohio Sauerkraut Festival
October 12–13, 2019
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio
This annual festival celebrates everything sauerkraut. Enjoy all kinds of sauerkraut foods from ice cream to fudge to pizza. 450 vetted vendors

Pioneer Harvest Fest
October 12, 2019
Iams Homestead at 349 Broadway, Trotwood, Ohio
Antique corn harvesting, tractors, food, Civil War display and more

Schwab Family Farm Market Fall Fling
October 12–13, 2019
3967 Oxford-Reily Road at Oxford, Ohio
Enjoy fall at the farm!

Soup Stew Chili and Brew
October 12, 2019
Main Street, Madison, Indiana
Music, food beer and wine gardens, rides and shopping

Turning of the Leaves
October 12–13, 2019 
Augusta, Kentucky
Entertainment, vendors and a great way to welcome the fall season

Uncommon Women
October 12, 2019
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 S Fountain Ave, Springfield, Ohio
Springfield Symphony Orchestra performs with violinist Jennifer Koh

Yellow Springs Street Fair
October 12, 2019
Yellow Springs, Ohio
Street performers, crafts, gifts, food and more from 200+ vendors

Harvest the Arts & Music Festival
October 13, 2019
215 East Southgate Street, Newport, Kentucky
Arts demonstrations and live music

Oakwood Family Fall Festival
October 13, 2019
Shafor Park in Oakwood, Ohio
Games, food, hayrides, pumpkin painting and more! Kids encouraged to dress up in costumes.

Second Sunday on Main
October 13, 2019
Main Street (between 12th and Liberty Streets), Cincinnati, Ohio
Street fair with crafts, food and entertainment

Sex and Education
October 15–26, 2019
Ensemble Theatre at 1127 Vine St, Cincinnati, Ohio
Turning a dubious letter into a persuasive essay

Fall in Love with Aurora
October 17, 2019
Gabbard Park ar Rt 350, Aurora, Indiana
Vendors, crafts, food and music. Hayride tours fall displays around Aurora

October 17, 2019
Village Green Park, Fairfield, Ohio
Dress up for trick or treating throughout the farmers’ market, plus games and crafts

Fairborn Halloween Festival
October 18–20, 2019
Main Street, Fairborn, Ohio
Scary sights, music and food!

HallowEve Brew Bash
October 18, 2019
Ault Park at 3600 Observatory Avenue in Hyde Park (Cincinnati), Ohio
Tastes of brews and live music

October 19, 2019
Dayton Convention Center at 22 E. Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio
40 Ohio craft breweries on hand to feature their brews. Wear your Halloween costume!

Aurora Main Street Witches Ball 
October 19, 2019
315 Importing Street, Aurora, Indiana

The City Flea
October 19, 2019 (+ December 14)
Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
See what treasures you can find from 100+ vendors! Food trucks, too

Dayton German Club Oktoberfest
October 19, 2019
Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy everything German!

Kentucky Proud Beer Festival
October 19, 2019
Wooded Cask Brewing Company at 629 York Street, Newport, Kentucky
20+ breweries will have their beer available for tasting

The Lifespan of a Fact
October 19–November 16, 2019
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
A Broadway play with comedy!

Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin
October 12, 2019
Clark State Performing Arts Center at 300 S Fountain Ave, Springfield, Ohio
County music writers and performers

Minges and Weber Family Pumpkin Festival
October 19–20, 2019
6007 Kilby Road in Harrison, Ohio
Learn about agriculture and enjoy pumpkins

Nutter Center Sports Card Show
October 19, 2019
Wright State University Nutter Center at 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio
Buy, sell and trade!

Pioneer Village Harvest Festival
October 19–20, 2019
3999 Pioneer Village Road in Waynesville, Ohio
Learn how the pioneers prepare for winter.

Salt Festival
October 19–20, 2019
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site at 3380 Beaver Road, Union, Kentucky
Demonstrations of pioneer living, bluegrass music, food and crafts

Springfield Antique Show
October 19–20, 2019
Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio
Find something special for your home!

3rd on Third Outdoor Market
October 19-20, 2019
1301 East Third Street, Dayton, Ohio
Eclectic outdoor market with arts, local foods and more!

Zombie Ball 
October 19, 2019
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum at 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio
Dress like the undead!

Art on Vine at Washington Park
October 20, 2019
Washington Park at 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Local artists will be selling their pieces

Autumn Color Walking Tour
October 20, 2019
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Reservations required for this tour that begins near the main entrance. Enjoy all of the color of the trees!

Burlington Antique Show
October 20, 2019
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idelwild Road, Burlington, Kentucky
Find a special treasure!

Fall Food Fest
October 20, 2019
Findlay Market at 1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Live music, children’s activities and more

3rd Sundays Dayton
October 20, 2019
1001 East Second Street, Dayton, Ohio
Eclectic outdoor market at the East Dayton Arts District

Halloween Hoopla and Howling Pooch Parade
October 20, 2019
Wyoming Civic Center, Wyoming, Ohio
Pumpkin patch with pumpkins ready to be painted! Games and snacks

Spooky Sunday 
October 20, 2019
Presidents Park in Edgewood, Kentucky
Fun for the kids!

Aurora Ghost Walk
October 24, 2019
Hillforest Victorian House Museum at 213 Fifth Street, Aurora, Indiana
Learn about local ghosts!

Phantom Dances
October 24–27, 2019
Victoria Theatre at 138 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Ballet in action

Jack-O-Lantern Walk
October 25, 2019
Tower Park in Fort Thomas, Kentucky

October 25 – November 3, 2019
Beavercreek Community Theatre at 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio
Mysterious musical journey about Edgar Allan Poe

The Wizard of Oz
October 25–November 3, 2019
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Follow the yellow brick road with this ballet

Books By The Bank
October 26, 2019
Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Authors and illustrators will be on hand!

Downtown Maysville Halloween
October 26, 2019
Historic District in Maysville, Kentucky
Trick or treaters are welcome!

Fall Fest at Washington Park
October 26–27, 2019
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy this fun festival!

The Great Pumpkin Run
October 26, 2019
Boonybrook Farms at 3779 Ohio 132, Clarksville, Ohio
3.1miles farm with apple cider to enjoy at the end of this race

Hometown Halloween
October 26, 2019
Downtown Troy, Ohio
Costume contest, parade and trick or treating!

Merchants’ Trick or Treat
October 26, 2019
Downtown Lebanon, Ohio
Kids can dress up in costumes and trick or treat

Monster Bash
October 26, 2019
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati at 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Family-friendly event with food, face painting, contest and more\

Official Halloween Bar Crawl
October 26, 2019
Various locations:: Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Dress up and enjoy the pub crawl

October 26, 2019
Kettering Rec Center at 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering, Ohio
Howl-o-ween for your furry friends!

Zombie Fest
October 26–27, 2019
3800 Main Street in Moraine, Ohio
Kids activities, hayrides, not-so-scary Halloween House, teen dance and more!

Hollywood Series at the Air Force Museum Theatre
October 27, 2019 (+November 24 and December 22)
Air Force Museum Theatre at 1100 Spaatz Street, Dayton, Ohio
Your favorite films on the region’s largest screen!

Park Hills Pumpkin Parade
October 27, 2019
Trolley Park in Park Hills, Kentucky
Costume parade for kids starts on Park Drive near Devou Park

October 27, 2019
Harrison, Ohio
Hay rides, free games, and a costume parade

Trick or Treat
October 27, 2019
Augusta, Kentucky
Trick or treaters will be out and about in costume

Aurora Halloween Parade and Costume Contest
October 29, 2019
Aurora, Indiana
Parade starts on Second Street at US Bank

Red, White and Boo!
October 31, 2019
Brown Gym at 100 Broadway Street, Madison, Indiana
Community Halloween party

Trick or Treat at the Market
October 31, 2019
Findlay Market at 1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Trick or treat inside the market from 4–6pm

Sibcy Cline Open House Weekend – September 28 and 29, 2019

Sibcy Cline Open House weekendSibcy Cline agents are hosting a Sibcy Cline Open House Weekend on September 28 and 29, 2019. There will be lots of great homes to see throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana.

Look at homes for sale.

Mortgage interest rates remain low. Home values are rising. Now may be the right time for you to sell your old home and find a new one to meet your needs. Talk to your Sibcy Cline agent!