Blink Cincinnati Light Show is Happening October 12-15, 2017

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Don’t forget to blink! Blink, an exciting (and new) Cincinnati festival, is happening October 12-15, 2017. This light and art show will feature 60+ interactive art sculptures, large-scale projection mapping and murals and other light displays from the Cincinnati Banks heading north to Findlay Market. Light shows are positioned along the streetcar route.


Details

  • October 12-15, 2017 from 7pm – 12am
  • Food and drinks available from 6pm – 12am
  • Best way to get around? The streetcar! ($2 for a full day) Or, rent a Red Bike, Or, walk the 20 city blocks.
  • Cost? Free! The only venue that has a charge is the Architects of Air.
  • Timing? Light shows are from 3-10 minutes and on a continuous loop.

Event Guide
Here is a detailed map of all of the venues. There are 21 light projection sites.

Some Highlights…

Architects of Air Luminarium – Washington Park
For $5 you can experience domes and paths. This venue is open 10:30am – 6:30pm.

Future City Spectacular Parade!
Enjoy the Blink Parade at 7pm on Thursday, October 12, 2017. See over 2,500 illuminated people as they walk along Vine Street from Findlay Market to Washington Park. Cincinnati’s Bootsy Collins and his wife, Patti, are the grand marshals.

Live Performances
Live entertainment is part of the fun of experiencing Blink. There will be stages set up at the Freedom Center, Fountain Square, St. Xavier Church lot, the Charley Harper Mural, Findlay Market at W. Elder Street and at 1674 Central Parkway.  See the schedule here.

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Local Haunted Houses in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana and Dayton 2017

Spooky old derelict houseLove 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 2017:

Northern Kentucky

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USS Nightmare

101 Riverboat Row in Northern Kentucky
The 30-minute tour on a steamboat has 2 very scary levels

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

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

Southeastern Indiana

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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.

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Horror Hike

45 E. Eads Parkway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025
Half-mile trails take you into the woods. Watch out!

Cincinnati 

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Dent Schoolhouse

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

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Land of Illusion

8762 Thomas Road in Middletown
This haunted scream park has 4 haunted houses and 1 trail.

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Halloween Haunt

Kings Island in Mason
6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, Ohio 45040
Scare zones include a backwoods bayou, cemetery drive, freak street and nightmare alley.

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Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall

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!

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11294 Highway 50, North Bend, Ohio
Travel a haunted trail into haunted woods and back…

Dayton

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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!

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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…

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

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Brimstone Haunt
472 Brimstone Road, Wilmington, Ohio 45177
Hayride and forgotten forest!

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

Pumpkin Patches and Fall Fun Things to Do in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana and Dayton 2017

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Looking for fun things to do during October 2017 in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Dayton? Perhaps you want to visit a pumpkin patch, make your way through a corn maze or enjoy a local fall festival. Read our list of places to visit:

Greater Cincinnati

Fall Festival
Shaw Farms
September 16 end of October 31, 2017
1737 Ohio 131 in Milford, Ohio
Corn maze, playgrounds and hayrides!

Niederman Family Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
September 22 – October 29, 2017
4972 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45011
Corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayride, kids play area and more!

Jack O’Lantern Junction
September 23 – October 31, 2017
EnterTRAINment Junction
7379 Squire Court in West Chester
Trick or treat maze, kid-friendly ghosts and indoor pumpkin patc

Fall on the Farm
September 24 – October 31, 2016
Blooms & Berries Farm Market
9669 Highway 48, Loveland, Ohio 45140
7-acre corn maze, hayrides to a pumpkin patch, play area, cow train ride and more!

Fall Family Fun Weekends
Browns Family Farm Market
September 23 – October 31, 2017
11620 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45013
Play areas, corn maze, straw maze, animals and picnic areas!

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

Burger Farm and Garden Center
Weekends in October 2017
7849 Main Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45244
Puppet show, farm animals, pony ride, face painting, carnival rides, apple cider and more!

Burwinkel Farms
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October 1-31, 2016
4410 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45013
Weekend hayrides. Enjoy the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, straw tunnel and more!

Spooky Pooch
October 14, 2017
Washington Park in Glendale, Ohio
Corner of Washington Avenue and Cole Avenue
This event benefits some local animal welfare organizations. Your dogs will enjoy dressing up for the spookiest pooch contest or have your kids dress up their stuffed animals for judging.

Operation Pumpkin
October 13-15, 2017
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

Fall-O-Ween Festival
October 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23 (2016)
Coney Island
6201 Kellogg Avenue in California, Ohio
Enjoy Trick or Treat Trail, Fright Lights musical lights show and the Coney rides

Hallzooween
October 7-8, 14-15, 22-22 and 28-29 (2017)
Cincinnati Zoo
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
Trick or treat stations, special animals to meet, beauty shop of horror and more! Wear your costume if you like!

Trunk ‘R Treat Fall Festival
October 14, 2017
Beech Acres Park at 6910 Salem Road in Anderson
View classic cars while kiddies trunk or treat! (No pets, please.)

Fall Food Festival
October 8, 2017
Findlay Market
Between W. Elder Street, Elm Street  and Essen Strasse in Over-the-Rhine
Enjoy food, drink, music, a kid’s scavenger hunt and pumpkin painting along with a pie-baking contest

Fabulous Fall Funday
October 15, 2017
Taft Museum
316 Pike St in downtown Cincinnati
Create an autumn decoration, meet some bats, and learn about spooky art.

Magic Forest Halloween Hikes
October 20, 2017
Caldwell Nature Preserve
430 W. North Bend Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45216
Meet costume characters and enjoy 100 jack o’lanterns. Hikes leave every 5 minutes.

Fall Fest Weekend
October 28-29, 2017
Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine
Family-friendly activities

Iron’s Fruit Farm
September 30 – October 20, 2017
1640 Stubbs Mill Road in Lebanon, Ohio
Enjoy a corn maze, pumpkin patch and more!

CFC Pumpkin Patch
September 25- October 31, 2017
5000 North Bend Road in Montfort Heights
Pick a pumpkin, games and corn maze!

McMonigle Farms Pumpkin Fest
McMonigle Farms
September 23-October 29, 2017 (Weekends)
7441 Franklin Madison Road in Middletown, Ohio
Hayrides, pumpkins, corn maze and more!

Burger Farms
September 30 – October 20, 2017 (Weekends)
7849 Main Street, Newtown, Ohio 45244
Pumpkins, corn stalks, pumpkin-land characters, pony rides, farm animals and more!

Pumpkin Patch Tours
Turner Farm
October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2017 (Saturdays)
7400 Given Road in Indian Hill/Cincinnati
Hay wagon rides and tours. Reservations required.

Halloween Nights
October 12-29, 2017 – Thursdays-Sundays
Parky’s Farm
10073 Daly Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
Hayrides, glow in the dark mini golf and more.

Luminary Night Hike
October 7, 2017
Glenwood Gardens at 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215
Take a magical night hike through lantern-lit woods

Haunted Village
October 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 (2017)
Sharon Woods Park
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, Ohio 45241
Take a wagon ride through the village or wall – if you dare! Dress in costume and trick or treat. Fun and games.

Minges & Weber Family Pumpkin Festival
October 21-22, 2017
6007 Kilby Road in Harrison, Ohio
Enjoy pumpkins, crafts, games, food, music, pony rides and a petting zoo!

Magic Forest Halloween Hikes 
October 21, 2017
Caldwell Nature Center (400 W North Bend Road 45224)
Registration is required. Pumpkin-lit trail to meet costumed characters from nature and history. Non-scary. Best for ages 3-10.

Owl-o’ween – Hamilton County Parks
October 21, 2017
Glenwood Gardens/Highfield Discovery Garden)
10397 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn, OH 45215
Learn about owls!

Pumpkin Patch at Parky’s Farm
October 27, 2017
10073 Daly Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
Enjoy a hayride and pick out a pumpkin. (Registration required)

Milford’s The Price is Right (Halloween Edition)
October 28, 2017
Downtown Milford
Play the game while shopping in historic Milford!

Dayton

Cowvins Corny Maze
Through October 31 , 2017
Young’s Jersey Dairy
6880 Springfield-Xenia Road in Yellow Springs 45387
Family fun maze on more than 3.5 acres.

Fall Festivities at Idle-Hour Ranch
September 9 – November 6, 2016 (Fri/Sat/Sun)
4845 W Fenner Rd in Troy
Enjoy a corn maze, hayrides, movies on the barn and flashlight nights!

Toms Maze and Pumpkin Farm
September 8 – November 5, 2017
4881 Germantown-Liberty Road, Germantown, OH 45327
8-acre maze to get lost in and enjoy the farm animal display. If you come in the evening, be sure to bring a flash light

Sizemore Farm Pumpkin Patch
September 17 – October 31, 2017
7603 Upper Miamisburg Road in Miamisburg
Pick your own pumpkins at the pumpkin patch. Kids can enjoy the Dragon Wagon ride, a hay ride and sip some apple cider!

Fall Festival Weekends
Barn N Bunk
September 16 – October 29, 2017 (Weekends)
3677 Wayne Madison Road in Trenton, Ohio 45067
Hayrides, corn maze, train ride, corn maze and more!

Country Applefest
September 30, 2017
Warren County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Ohio
It’s all about apples at this festival – from food to crafts.

Heritage of Flight Festival and Parade
September 30 – October 2, 2016
Main Street in New Carlisle
Enjoy the parade of planes, live entertainment, carnival rides and more!

Huber Heights Family Fall Festival
September 30- October 1, 2017
Music, crafts, food, hay rides, pumpkin pie and more!

Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival
October 7-8, 2017
Young’s Jersey Dairy
6880 Springfield-Xenia Road in Yellow Springs 45387
Take your photo with a 800+ pound pumpkin! Enjoy pumpkin goodies and try pumpkin bowling!

Fall Farm Days
Bonnybrook Farms
September 30- October 29, 2017 (Weekends)
3779 State Route 132 in Clarksville, Ohio 45113
Pumpkin patch, wagon ride, corn maze, ride a pony and more!

Oakwood Family Fall Festival
October 9, 2016
Shafor Park in Oakwood, Ohio
Games, food, hayrides, pumpkin painting and more! Kids encouraged to dress up in costumes.

Ohio Cider Fest
October 1 and 2, 2016
Hidden Valley Fruit Farm – Lebanon, Ohio
Hayrides, treats, apples and cider!

Fall Farm Fest
October 8 and 9, 2016
Lost Creek Reserve (Miami County Park District) at the Knoop Homestead at the Reserve
Corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, pumpkin patch and more!

Yellow Springs Street Fair
October 14, 2017
Yellow Springs, Ohio
Enjoy viewing over 200 art and craft booths along with some great food and entertainment in the artsy town!

Ohio Sauerkraut Festival
October 14-15, 2017
Waynesville, Ohio
Enjoy sauerkraut pizza, fudge, cookies, pies, donuts, egg rolls, and more! (Not into sauerkraut – do not worry, there will be many non-sour items to enjoy.)

Wright Patterson Air Force Base Annual Pumpkin Chuck
October 2017 – Date TBD
National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, Ohio
Along the air strip near the museum, enjoy chucker demonstrations, pumpkin pie baking contest, local food truck concessions and more!

McMonigle Farms Pumpkin Fest
7441 Franklin Madison Road in Middletown, Ohio
Weekends in October 2017
Hayrides, corn maze farm animals, u-pick pumpkins and more!

Indiana

Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze 
Through October 29, 2017  (Saturdays and Sundays)
Wendel Farms
8134 N. State Line Rd in Riley Township in Brookville, Indiana 47012
6.5 acre corn maze, petting farm and pumpkin patch

Lobenstein Farm Annual Pumpkin Festival
29703 Post Road, St. Leon 57032
October 2017 TBD
This annual festival is big! Pick your own pumpkins, enjoy a hayride, craft booths and the petting zoo. 812 537-450

Kentucky 

Kinman Farm Fall Fest
Through end of October 2017 (Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)
4175 Burlington Pike, Burlington, Kentucky 41005
Corn maze, hayrides, pony rides, pumpkin patch, food, pumpkins and more!

Country Pumpkins – Fall Festival
Alpine Hills Dairy Farm
Through October 29, 2017
1835 Sherman Mt. Zion Road in Dry Ridge, Kentucky 41035
Pumpkins, gourds, corn maze, petting zoo, pony rides, music and more!

Neltner’s Farm Fall Festival
Weekends – October 2017
6922 Four Mile Road, Camp Springs, Kentucky 41059
Enjoy live music along with wagon rides, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, model train display and more!

Farm Haven
Weekends throughout October 2017
Tadpole Lane In Union, Kentucky
Enjoy the pumpkin patch, corn maze, pony rides, petting zoo and hay rides!

Fall Fest
Weekends throughout October 2017
6922 Four Mile Road, Melbourne, Kentucky 41059
Neltner’s Farm
Enjoy the pumpkin patch, maze and petting zoo! Live music, too!

Kentucky Wool Festival
October 6-8, 2017
48 Concord Caddo Road in Falmouth, Kentucky 41040
There will be lots of music and dance entertainment from two stages along with many food and drink options. Enjoy seeing live sheep shearing, sheep herding along with lots crafts of look at and purchase

Pumpkin Days on the Farm at Benton Family Farm
October 21-22, 2107
11896 Old Lexington Pike, Walton, Kentucky 41094
Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch. Hay maze, pony ride, cow milking and much more farm fun.

Interested in visiting area Haunted Houses?
See our blog article here.

 

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

Dayton Liedeberkranz-Turner Oktoberfest
1400 E. Fifth Street in Dayton, Ohio
October 14, 2017
Everyone’s German that night with food, music and beverages.

Kiwanis Oktoberfest
Peace Park at 70 E. Dayton Street in West Alexandria, Ohio
October 14-15, 2017
Enjoy all things German.

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

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August is “Admit Your Happy Month”. Something that could make you very happy is to attend a local festival or event. Here is our list of things to do in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. Events are listed by date.

August 2017 Festivals and Events

Glier’s Goetta Party on the Purple
Access the Newport Southbank Bridge (Purple Bridge) from either Newport, Kentucky or downtown, Cincinnati, Ohio
August 2, 2017
Live music on a stage at the middle of the bridge and enjoy food-trucks fair and drinks

St. Nicholas (Church) Festival
925 East Main Street in Zanesville, Ohio
Zanesville, Ohio
August 2-5, 2017

Greenhills Concerts
Greenhills Village Commons at the corner of Winton and Farragut Roads in Greenhills, Ohio
August 2 ,9, 16 and 30 2017 (+September 6)

Hump Day Concert Series
Gazebo on the Lake at 7850 VOA Park Drive at Voice of America MetroPark in West Chester, Ohio
August 2, 9 and 16, 2017
Live music, lake activities, yard games and food!

Canoegrass Festival
Tipp City, Ohio
August 3-6, 2017
This blue grass festival is along the banks of the Great Miami River.

Glier’s GoettaFest
Newport on the Levee at 1 Levee Way in Newport, Kentucky
August 3-6, 2017
Enjoy everything….goetta!

World’s Longest Yard Sale – US 127 Corridor Sale
US Highway 127 starts in Addison, Michigan and runs through Cincinnati, Ohio and Newport, Kentucky, ending in Gadsden, Alabama
August 3-6, 2107
Treasures await you along US 127!

The Take Over on the Square
The Square at Union Centre at 9285 Centre Point Drive in West Chester, Ohio
August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2017
Live music from 6-9pm.

Groovin’ on the Green Summer Concerts
310 Wessel Drive at the Village Green Park Amphitheater in Fairfield, Ohio
Seventeen weeks of live music!
August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

Music on the River
Downtown Lawrenceburg at 118 Walnut Street in Lawrenceburg, Indiana
August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2017
Cruise-in car show with live music. Bring your lawn chair.

Live at the Levee
Newport on the Levee at 1 Levee Way in Newport, Kentucky
August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2017
Enjoy live music!

Delhi Skirt Game
Delhi Township Park in Delhi in Cincinnati, Ohio
Food, rides, games, fireworks an a fun skirt-filled baseball game!
August 4, 2017

Holy Cross Immaculata Church Festival
30 Guido Street in Mt. Adams in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 4-5, 2017
Traditional church festival.

Brown County SummerFest
Mt. Orab Community Park in Mt. Orab, Ohio
August 4-5, 2017
Car cruise-in, live music, and great food!

Y Bridge Arts Festival
Landing Park in downtown Zanesville, Ohio
August 4-5, 2017
Visual artists, performance artists as well as food and crafts.

St. John The Evangelist Family Festival
August 4-6, 2017
9080 Cincinnati Dayton Road at St. John the Evangelist in West Chester, Ohio
A fun festival with all of the trimmings.

Days in the Park Festival
Chamberlin Park at 7640 Plainfield Road in Deer Park, Ohio
August 4-6, 2017
Food, games and rides!

St. Louis Church Festival – Owensville
St. Louis Church at 210 N. Broadway in Owensville, Ohio.
August 4-6, 2017
A fun tradition festival to enjoy.

St. Leon Fireman’s Festival
28870 St. Joe Drive (off SR 1) Ind. 1 in St. Leon, Indiana
August 4-5, 2017
Games, raffles, kids activities as well as a fish dinner on Friday and chicken dinner on Saturday.

Batesville Bash and Chamber Cruise In
Batesville, Indiana
August 5, 2017
Enjoy food and live entertainment as well asa car show line up starting at 16 E. George Street.

The Baby Boomer Festival
August 5, 2017
8100 Clyo Road it St Leonard Franciscan Living Community in Centerville, Ohio
Craft beer, live music and great food.

Ohio River Paddlefest
Ohio River in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 5, 2017
Paddle along the Ohio River – enjoy the views, live music  and the Finish Line Festival at Gilday Riverside Park with food trucks and craft beer.

British Car Day 
Eastwood MetroPark at 1385 Harshman Road in Dayton, Ohio
August 5, 2017
View over 300 British cars and motorcycle!

18th Annual Lebanon Blues Festival
Downtown Lebanon, Ohio
August 5, 2017
Listen to the blues and enjoy food and drink!

Milford Street East Food Truck Rally and Music Festival
701 Chamber Drive in Milford, Ohio
August 5, 2017
Enjoy food-truck fare, brews and live music.

The Baby Boomer Festival
St. Leonard Franciscan Living Community at 8100 Clyo Road in Centerville, Ohio
August 5, 2017
Great live music, craft beer for all born in the 1950s and 1960s.

Parish Festival at St. Teresa of Avila
1175 Overlook Avenue in West Price Hill in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 5-6, 2017
Live music, great food and lots of fun.

Summer Festival at St. Aloysius
3350 Chapel Road in Shandon, Ohio
August 6, 2017
Crafts, food and fun!

Polish Summer Fest
3690 Needmore Road in Dayton, Ohio
August 6, 2017
Polish picnic and dance at the Polish Picnic Grounds.

Union Kids Festival 
13989 Ryle Road at Jane’s Saddlebag in Union, Kentucky
August 6-7 and 12-13, 2017
Kids will enjoy a petting zoo, inflatables, play land and hay rides.

Summer Concerts
RiversEdge Park Amphitheater at 116 Dayton Street in Hamilton, Ohio
August 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2017

Party on the Plaza
7850 Five Mile Road at the Anderson Center in Anderson Township in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 10 and 24, 2017
Live band concert and lots of great food.

Great Inland Seafood Festival
Riverboat Row in Newport, Kentucky
August 10-13, 2017
Local restaurants serve delicious seafood!

RiversEdge Simmer Concert Series
RiversEdge Amphitheater in downtown Hamilton, Ohio
August 10, 17, 24 and 31
Enjoy music along the Great Miami River.

Union  Centre Boulevard Food Truck Rally
Union Centre Boulevard in West Chester, Ohio
August 11, 2017
Food, food and more food!

Runway Fest & Fireworks
10550 N. Springboro Pike, Miamsburg, Ohio at the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport in Dayton, Ohio
August 11, 2017
Aircraft displays, airplane rides, hot air ballon rides, and fun activities for the kids

Cincy Blues Fest
Sawyer Point Park at 705 E. Pete Rose Way in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 11-12, 2017 (Dates TBD)
Enjoy hearing the blues!

Maysville Oktoberfest
Downtown Maysville, Kentucky
August 11-13, 2017
Tradition music, folk dancing, German bier and cuisine. Enjoy the parade!

Sacred Heart Church Festival
400 Nilles Road in Fairfield, Ohio
August 11-13, 2017
Tradition festival fun!

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

Our Lady of the Visitation Church Festival
3172 South Road in Green Township in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 11-13, 2017
Fun festival to enjoy.

Miami County Fair
650 N. County Road in Troy, Ohio
August 11-17, 2017
Chris Lane in concert, rides, food and fun!

Festival of the Vine
Fraze Park at 695 Lincoln Park Boulevard in Kettering, Ohio
August 12, 2017
Wine and cool jazz music!

Red Brick Reunion Porsche Show
13 East Park Place in Oxford, Ohio
August 12, 2017
View Porsches up and down the street!

Festival on the Lake at AJ Jolly Park
Alexandria, Kentucky
August 12, 2017

Springfield Gourmet Food Truck Competition
Veteran’s Park Amphitheatre in Springfield, Ohio
August 12, 2017
Food and live music!

Englewood Art Festival
Centennial Park on Union Road in Englewood, Ohio
August 12-13, 2017
Enjoy viewing artisans’ work, good and live entertainment.

Western & Southern Open Tennis Tournament
Lindner Family Tennis Center at 5460 Courseview Drive in Mason, Ohio
August 12-20, 2017
See world-renowned tennis player in action!

Art in the Garden
2410 Lanes Mill Road in Hamilton, Ohio
August 13, 2017
Chart with artists and enjoy garden tours!

Art on the Commons
Fraze Park at 695 Lincoln Park Boulevard in Kettering, Ohio
August 12, 2017
100+ national artists will display their work.

Family Day at Stricker’s Grove
11390 Hamilton Cleves Road at Stricker’s Grove in Ross, Ohio
August 13, 2017
Stricker’s Grove is open to the public only a couple of times per year with their amusement rides.

Birds of a Feather Music & Arts Festival
August 17-20, 2017
Thornhill Farm at 14114 Kenton Station Rd. in Morning View, Kentucky

Family Funfest at St. Mary Church
2853 Erie Avenue in Hyde Park in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 17- 20, 2017
Fun for all at this festival.

Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion
Various locations in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 18-20, 2017
This festival is all about the “black family” – from the parade, concerts and food!

St. William Parish Festival
4108 W. Eighth Street in West Price Hill in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 18-20, 2017
Enjoy this local festival!

St. Bernadette Church Festival
1479 Local Lake Road in Amelia, Ohio
August 18-20, 2017
Lots of festival fun!

St. John the Baptist Church Festival
5361 Dry Ridge Road in Colerain Township in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 18-20, 2017
Lots of fun at this festival!

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Festival
5890 Buckwheat Road in Milford, Ohio
August 18-20, 2017
Live music (Rusty Griswold’s) and lots of great food and fun.

Belmont Meadows Walking Tour
St. Mark United Methodist Church at 2043 Memorial Drive in Springfield, Ohio
August 19, 2017
Tour post-war homes from the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Backyard Concert Series
General Butler State Resort Park at the Butler-Turpin State Historical House in Carrolton, Kentucky
August 19, 2017
Bring your lawn chair and listen to music while enjoying nature!

Sweet Corn Festival
Community Park at 691 East Dayton-Yellow Springs Road in Fairborn, Ohio
August 19-20, 2017
180 arts/crafts booths and food vendors. Enjoy steamed sweet corn!

Dayton African American Cultural Festival
101 Helena Street in Dayton Island MetroPark (and Courthouse Square at Third and Main Streets) in Dayton, Ohio
August 19-20, 2017
Live music, African drumming, jazz, blues, hip hop and more!

Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion
Sawyer Point on Peter Rose Way in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
August 19-20, 2017
Parade, live performers, job fair, games and health screenings.

Bacon Fest
Fraze Pavilion at 695 Lincoln Park Boulevard in Kettering, Ohio
August 20, 2017
Enjoy crunching on bacon while you list to live music!

Cemetery and  Brewery Tour
Old Columbia Street Burying Ground and Springfield Metallic Casket Factory in Springfield, Ohio
August 23, 2017
Hear stories about Springfield pioneers, soldiers while sampling local brews.

Greater Dayton Lebanonese Festival
St. Ignatius of Antioch Maronite Catholic Church at 6915 Springboro Pike in Dayton, Ohio
August 25, 2017
Middle Eastern food, dancing and entertainment plus rides and craft booths.

Cincy Brew Ha Ha
Sawyer Pointe Park in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
August 24-26, 2017
Brews and comedy! Have fun!

46th Swiss Wine Festival
Riverfront Park at Vevay in Switzlerland County, Indiana
August 24-27, 2017
Enjoy wine, riverboat cruises and a parade!

Taste of Blue Ash
August 25-26, 2017
Summit Park at 4335 Glendale Milford Rd. in Blue Ash, Ohio
Wonderful food to sample from area restaurants along with live music.

Germania Society Oktoberfest
3529 W. Kemper Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 25-27, 2017
Let the German festivities begin!

Lebanese Church Festival
St. Ignatius Maronite Catholic Church at 5915 Springboro Pike in Dayton, Ohio
August 25-27, 2017
Enjoy Middle Eastern food and entertainment.

St. Ignatius of Loyola Church Festival
5222 North Bend Road in Monfort Heights in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 25-27, 2017
Fun, food and games. Sunday dinner, too.

Progressive East Walking Tour
Greek Orthodox Church at 1127 East High Street in Springfield, Ohio
August 26, 2017
Learn about Springfield’s grand homes as you walk past East High Street.

Hog Jam Festival
8717 Claude-Thomas Road at the VFW Fairgrounds in Franklin, Ohio
August 26, 2017
Live music, hog roast and lots of fun.

VetFest Ohio
Rip Rap Roadhouse 6024 Rip Rap Road in Dayton, Ohio
August 26, 2017
Concert, bike show, sky diving, games and food!

Taste of OTR
Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
August 26, 2017
Tickets required. Entertainment and great food!

Charm at the Farm Vintage Market
48953 Bunnell Hill Road in Lebanon, Ohio
August 26-27, 2017
Open-air vintage market with 70+ vendors and food.

Taste of Over-the-Rhine
August 26-27, 2017
1230 Elm Street in Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio

Rides on Monmouth – Newport Downtown Car Show
Monmouth Street (between 3rd and 11th Streets) in Newport, Kentucky
August 27, 2017
View over 200 classic cars and enjoy great food.

The Taste
Fraze Pavilion at 695 Lincoln Park Boulevard in Kettering, Ohio
August 31, 2017
Enjoy food from many local food vendors!

July 2017 Festivals and Events: Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

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There are so many fun things to do this summer. Our region hosts many local festivals and other events throughout July.  Read our list of upcoming festivals and be sure to attend one. (If you’re interested in Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks be sure to check out our local fireworks blog article.)

Here is our list of July festivals and events for Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. Festivals and events are in order by date:

July 2017 Festivals and Events

Liberty 4th of July Festival
Union County Courthouse Law at 26 W Union Street in Liberty Indiana
June 30 – July 2, 2017
Fun, food and games!

Fireman’s Festival and Fireworks
Metamora, Indiana
July 1, 2017
The fire department raises funds with this fun festival!

Vogt’s Farm Annual Blueberry Festival
Vogt Farm at 12115 North State Road 129 in Batesville, Indiana
July 1, 2017
Enjoy blueberry treats along with live music and a petting zoo.

Abraham Lincoln Freedom Festival
Rockport City Park in Rockport, Indiana
July 1, 2017
Parade, food, music and fireworks – all celebrating Abe Lincoln.

Berry Blast
Hidden Valley Fruit Farm in Lebanon, Ohio
July 1-2, 2017
Enjoy hayrides, treats and fun!

Warsaw Kentucky River Days Celebration
Warsaw, Kentucky
July 1-3, 2017

America’s Celebration – Newport Motocycle Rally
Festival Park along Riverboat Row in Newport, Kentucky
July 1-4, 2017
Entertainment, food and lots of motorcycles!

Red, White and Kaboom
1300 Hunter Road at Harbin Park in Fairfield, Ohio
July 3, 2017
Music, games and fireworks.

City of Dayton Lights in Flight Fireworks Festival
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Avenue in Dayton, Ohio
July 3, 2017
Multi-cultural festival with lots of food, live entertainment and fireworks!

LaRosa’s Balloon Glow
Coney Island, Cincinnati, Ohio
July 3, 2017
Enjoy the day at Coney Island including live music and stay until evening when the hot air balloons will fill the sky.

Red, Rhythm and Boom
Mason Municipal Campus in Mason, Ohio
July 3, 2017
Multi-platinum artist Phillip Phillips (American Idol) will be performing. Enjoy carnival rides, a zipline, lots of food. The Skydiving exhibit starts at 6pm. Fireworks at 10pm.

Americana 5k Run/Walk Festival
Centerville High School Stadium at 500 E. Franklin Street in Centerville, Ohio
July 3-4, 2017
Enjoy a live concert and a parade!

Red, White and Blanchester Blue Festival
Downtown Blanchester, Ohio
July 3-4, 2017
Food, rides, hot dog eating contest, car show, parade, games and more!

Fireman’s Fourth of July
Augusta, Kentucky
July 3-4, 2017
Enjoy the fish fry and other foods as well as activities and games. And the grand finale are the fireworks over the Ohio River!

Fort Thomas 150th Birthday Celebration
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
July 3-8, 2017
A week of celebration with all kinds of activities and fireworks on the 4th.

Star Spangled Spectacular
Faurot Park in Lima, Ohio
July 4, 2017
5k walk/run, food booths, kids’ entertainment, car show, live music and fireworks at 10pm.

Sisters of Notre Dame 4th of July Festival
1601 Dixie Highway in Covington, Kentucky
July 4, 2017
Fun, food and more!

Red, White and Boonshoft
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery at 2600 DeWeese Parkway in Dayton, Ohio
July 4, 2017
Enjoy themed experiments, entertainment and the best indoor fireworks display. Local food vendors serving yummy offerings.

Red, White and Blue Ash
Summit Park in Blue Ash, Ohio
July 4, 2017
All kinds of fun as well as live entertainment (The Steel Woods and REO Speedwagon) with the fireworks starting at 10pm.

July 4th Fireworks Festival
South Lebanon
July 4, 2017
A fun festival ending in fireworks at dusk.

Anderson Township Independence Day Parade and Festival
Anderson Towne Centre at 7500 Beechmont Avenue. Parade starts at 10am at Beechmont Fire Station at 7954 Beechmont Avenue.

Americana Festival
Centerville, Ohio
July 4, 2017
5K run/walk, parade, street fair and fireworks at the Centerville High School.

Independence Day Celebration
Historic downtown Loveland, Ohio
July 4, 2017
Kid zone, food trucks, parade, live music, Jackson Street Market and fireworks at 10pm.

RiversEdge Simmer Concert Series
RiversEdge Amphitheater in downtown Hamilton, Ohio
July 4, 13, 20 and 27; August 10, 17, 24 and 31
Enjoy music along the Great Miami River.

Racefest 2017
Carrollton, Kentucky
July 5, 2017
Enjoy race-car simulations, car and motorcycle show as well as live music and food.

Hump Day Concert Series
Gazebo on the Lake at 7850 VOA Park Drive at Voice of America MetroPark in West Chester, Ohio
July 5, 12, 19 and 26  (and Wednesdays through August 16, 2017)
Live music, lake activities, yard games and food!

Glier’s Goetta Party on the Purple
Access the Newport Southbank Bridge (Purple Bridge) from either Newport, Kentucky or downtown, Cincinnati, Ohio
July 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 (and every Wednesday through August 2, 2017)
Live music on a stage at the middle of the bridge and enjoy food-truck fair and drinks.

The Take Over on the Square
The Square at Union Centre at 9285 Centre Point Drive in West Chester, Ohio
July 6, 13, 20, 27 (and Thursdays through August 31), 2017
Live music from 6-9pm.

Groovin’ on the Green Summer Concerts
310 Wessel Drive at the Village Green Park Amphitheater in Fairfield, Ohio
Live music!
July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10,17, 24 and 31

Festival of the Bells
Hillsboro, Ohio
July 6-8, 2017
Parade, food booths, car show, games, 5k run/walk, pet parade and live entertainment.

Country Concert
7103 State Route 66 at Fort Loramie, Ohio
July 6-8, 2017
Enjoy Blake Shelton and more!

Music on the River
Downtown Lawrenceburg at 118 Walnut Street in Lawrenceburg, Indiana
July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 (+August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31)
Cruise-in car show with live music. Bring your lawn chair.

The Kevin Sonnycalb Memorial Fireworks Festival
Shawnee Park in Xenia, Ohio
July 7, 2017
Traditional festival and fireworks!

Sun Valley Music Festival
July 7-8, 2017
AJ Jolly Park at 1565 Race Track Rd. in Alexandria, Kentucky

Batesville Fire & Rescue Summerfest
Batesville, Indiana
July 7-8, 2017
Enjoy a parade, beer garden, chicken and smoked pork as well as live entertainment and lots of activities for kids to enjoy. It’s the biggest little German festival in Indiana!

Ohio Jeep Fest
344 Fairgrounds Road (Ross County Fairgrounds) in Chillicothe, Ohio
July 7-9, 2017
Fee. First annual Ohio Jeep Fest! Beep! Beep!

St. Pius X Summer Festival
348 Dudley Road in Edgewood, Kentucky
July 7-9, 2017
Live music, food, pig roast on Sunday.

St. Thomas More July Fest
800 Ohio Pike at St. Thomas More Church in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 7-9, 2017
Traditional festival with all of the fun!

Fire In Your Mouth, Fire in the Sky
8501 Camden-College Corner Road at Hannon’s Camp America at College Corner, Ohio
July 8, 2017
Fiery food and fireworks! Spicy food cook off.

Cincinnati Taco Festival
705 E. Pete Rose Way at Yeatman’s Cove along the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
July 8, 2017
All kinds of tacos for $2 each plus pepper-eating contest and chihuahua beauty pageant. Advanced tickets required.

Kickin Chicken Wing Fest
695 Lincoln Park Boulevard at Fraze Pavilion in Dayton, Ohio
July 8, 2017
Enjoy hot wings and music!

Springsfest Music and Craft Beer Festival
Yellow Springs, Ohio
July 8, 2017
Music and beer – what more could you ask for?

St. Lawrence Summer Church Festival
3680 Warsaw Avenue in Price Hill in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 8-9, 2017
Chicken dinners are Saturday and Sunday. Werkhaus turtle soup. Lots of fun!

Clinton County Fair
Clinton County Fairgrounds at 058 W. Main Street in Wilmington, Ohio
July 8-15, 2017
Harness racing, games, rides and food!

Greenhills Concerts
Greenhills Village Commons at the corner of Winton and Farragut Roads in Greenhills, Ohio
July 12, 19, 26, 2017 (+August 2 ,9, 16, 30 and September 6)

Summer Concerts
RiversEdge Park Amphitheater at 116 Dayton Street in Hamilton, Ohio
July 13, 20, 27, 2017 (+August 10, 17, 24 and 31)

Live at the Levee
Newport on the Levee at 1 Levee Way in Newport, Kentucky
July 13, 20, 27, 2017 (+August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31)

2017 Electronic Dayton Music Festival
Land of Illusion at 8762 Thomas Road in Middletown, Ohio
July 14-15, 2017
Attend this two-day festival with two stages and 23+ music artists!

Festival in Sycamore
Bechtold Park at 4312 Sycamore Road in Sycamore Township
July 14-15, 2017
Listen to Grammy-nominated Ambrosia, the Greg Kihn Band and the Marshal Tucker Band. Enjoy great food!

Oldenburg Freudenfest
Oldenburg, Indiana
July 14-15, 2017
Everything’s German at this fun festival! Enjoy German food, games and music!

St. Cecilia Parish Festival
3105 Madison Road in Oakley in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 14-16, 2017
Food, games, rides and fun! Enjoy live music, too. Petting zoo on Sunday.

Bacon, Bourbon & Brew Festival
Festival Park along Riverboat Row in Newport, Kentucky
July 14-16, 2017
This festival celebrates the historic local industries of brewing and pork. Enjoy all kinds of great food, music and games.

St. Gabriel Summer Fest (Church Festival)
Glendale, Ohio
July 14-16, 2017
Traditional church festival.

Backyard Concert Series
July 15, 2017
General Butler State Resort Park at the Butler-Turpin State Historical House in Carrolton, Kentucky
Bring your lawn chair and listen to music while enjoying nature!

Blues, Brews and BBQ
Pyramid Hill sculpture Park at 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road in Hamilton, Ohio
July 15, 2017
Enjoy live blues music along  with BBQ from various vendors and craft beer.

Crazy Cardboard Boat Regatta
Voice of America MetroPark in West Chester, Ohio
July 15, 2017
Build your cardboard boat and race around the lake.

Bastille Day Celebration
Downtown Montgomery in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 15, 2017
Vive la France! Enjoy music, vendor food and kids activities.

Culture Fest (Church Festival)
2573 St. Leo’s Place at St. Leo’s Church in North Fairmont in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 15, 2017
Enjoy music along with Guatemalan, Salvadorian and Columbian food! (No alcohol or gaming.)

Sweet Corn Festival
Georgetown, Kentucky
July 15, 2017

Barnstorming Carnival
Springfield Beckley Airport in Springfield, Ohio
July 15-16, 2017
Enjoy aviation’s roots when you view plans from 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s.

Dayton Blues Festival
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Avenue in Dayton, Ohio
July 16, 2017
Enjoy the blues!

Kids, Cultures & Crafts Festival
3400 Vine Street in Avondale at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 19, 2017
$1 Zoo admission. Enjoy crafts from all cultures that day.

Party on the Plaza
7850 Five Mile Road at the Anderson Center in Anderson Township in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 20 (August 10 and 24), 2017
Live band concert and lots of great food.

Miami Valley Music Fest
Troy, Ohio
July 21-22, 2017
Enjoy live music!

BBQFest
Downtown Sidney, Ohio
July 21-22, 2017
Sample all kinds of BBQ wonderfulness.

Ohio Challenge Balloon Festival
Smith Park at 500 Tytus Avenue and Verity Parkway in Middletown, Ohio
July 21-22, 2017
Balloon race, live music, food, and carnival ride.

Augusta Riverfest Regatta
Augusta, Kentucky
July 21-22, 2017
Enjoy watching the race along the Ohio River!

Kolping Schutzenfest Church Festival
July 21-23, 2017
This “shooting” festival is a tradition dating back 500 years in Germany.  Participants shoot at a hand-carved eagle and attendees enjoy German food, drinks and entertainment.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Festival
7770 Beechmont Avenue in Anderson Township in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 21-23, 2017
Traditional festival activities.

St. James the Greater Parish (Church) Festival
3565 Hubble Road in White Oak in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 21-23, 2017
Games, food and lots more.

Swamp Romp
695 Lincoln Park Boulevard at Fraze Pavilion in Dayton, Ohio
July 22, 2017
Zydeco music with a taste of Louisiana!

One Love Fest Cincinnati
Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 22, 2017
Peace and unity via speakers and music. Food trucks will be on hand to handle your hunger!

Buckeye Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Miami Valley Gaming at 6000 SR63 in Lebanon, Ohio
July 22, 2017
Sample bourbon and BBQ while enjoying live music!

Unlock the Block Music Festival
Latonia, Kentucky
July 22, 2017
Listen to some great music!

SummerSing 2017
Christ Church Cathedral at 318 East Fourth Street in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 24-30, 2017
A participatory choral festival!

Cincinnati Music Festival
Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 27-29, 2017
Originally called the Ohio Valley Jazz Festival, you will enjoy lots of talent including Usher, Mary J. Blige, Kem, Fantasia, BBD, Anthony Hamilton, Confunkshun and more.

Sharonfest
Gower Park at 10990 Thornview Drive in Sharonville (Cincinnati, Ohio)
July 28-29, 2017
Party With a Purpose: Music, rides, games and more!

Bright Community Festival
23759 Brightwood Drive at the Bright Fire Department
July 28-29, 2017
This annual festival raises money for the Bright Fire and EMS departments.

Blooming Grove Fireman’s Festival
Blooming Grove, Indiana
July 28-29, 201** (Cannot confirm dates)
This festival helps to support the volunteer fire department.

Holy Cross Parish Church Festival
3612 Church Street in Latonia, Kentucky
July 28-29, 2017
Live music, games, corn hole and great food.

St. Ann Parish Church Fiesta
3064 Pleasant Avenue in Hamilton, Ohio
July 28-29, 2017
Traditional church festival.

Sharon Fest
Gower Park at 10990 Thornview Drive in Sharonville, Ohio
July 28-29, 2017
Music, rides, games and food.

Greater Anderson Days
6910 Same Road in Beech Acres Park in Anderson Township, Cincinnati, Ohio
July 28-30, 2017
Live music, games, rides, Anderson’s Got Talent and fireworks on Sunday.

Bacon, Blues and Brew Music and Arts Festival
Batesville, Indiana
July 28-30, 2017
Enjoy American “roots” music! Kids activities and great food!

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church Festival
2832 Rosebud Drive in Westwood in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 28-30, 2017
Beer garden, rides, games and food.

Dayton Celtic Festival
Riverscape MetroPark in Dayton, Ohio
July 28-30, 2017
Enjoy everything Irish!

Adjust Your Eyes Music and Arts Festival
Various places throughout Northside in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 28-30, 2017
Lots of live music!

GreekFest at Sts. Constantine and Helen (Church Festival)
Middletown, Ohio
July 28-30, 2017
Traditional Greek food and pastries plus lots of fun festival things to do.

St. Bartholomew Church Festival
8375 Winton Road in Finneytown in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 28-30, 2017
All the fun of a traditional festival!

St. Margaret of York Fest
9483 Columbia Road in Loveland, Ohio
July 28-30, 2017
Church festival with food, drink, rides and lots of entertainment.

Holy Trinity Parish (Church) Festival
Norwood, Ohio
July 28-30, 2017
Traditional festival with all of the fun and food.

Boulevard Bash
Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, Ohio
July 30, 2017
Enjoy this food truck festival with live music!