Local Fish Fry Guide 2021 – Carry Out, Drive Thru and Limited Seating

Fish Fry 2021 Sibcy Cline

It’s time to try a Friday-night fish fry. It’s an annual ritual to enjoy a fish feast during the Lenten season throughout CIncinnati, Dayton and Springfield Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. There’s nothing like freshly fried fish along with cole slaw and other side dishes. This year, most locations are offering drive through or carry out only, but a few are hosting limited dine-in options in a socially distanced way. Be sure to support a local fish fry soon!

Fish fry locations are listed regionally and then in alphabetical order.

Have we missed your favorite fish fry location? Let us know: sknabe@sibcycline.com


American Legion Post #484
February 26–April 2, 2021 (4:30pm–8pm)
1837 Sutton Ave., CIncinnati, Ohio (Mt. Washington)
Dine in and carryout

Church of Resurrection
February 26– March 26, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–8pm)
1619 California Ave., Bond Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio
Carry out

Elks Lodge No 5
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (5:30pm–8:30pm)
3621 Glenmore Ave., Cheviot, Ohio
Dine in and carry out

Germania’s Famous Fish Fry
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays)
3529 W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Drive through only

Hammann’s Butcher Shop
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 11am –7pm)
6180 Winton Road, Fairfield, Ohio
Call ahead to 513-858-3237 (or email hammannscatering@gmail.com)

Harrison Kiwanis Club
February 19 – April 2, 2021 (Fridays 11:30am–1pm; 4pm–7pm)
10490 New Haven Rd., Harrison, Ohio
Drive thru in rear parking lot at Harrison Building and Loan

Hartzell United Methodist Church
February 19 – March 19, 2021 (4:30pm–7:30pm)
8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash, Ohio
Drive thru or carry out; ca;; 513-891-8527

Guardian Angels Fish Fry Dinners
February 19 and 26, 2021 (Fridays) (5pm-7pm)
6531 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
Drive through only

Holy Family Knights of Columbus
February 19 – April 2, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–8pm))
1300 First Ave., Middletown, Ohio
Drive thru or limited dine in; Call your order: 513-360-4760; area delivery for $5 for orders placed by 4pm

Immaculate Heart of Mary

February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7pm)
7829 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Drive-thru only

Kolping Lenten Fish Fry
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 5:30pm–7:30pm)
10235 Mill Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Drive thru only

Newtown Civic League
March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021 (5pm–7pm)
Newtown Fire Station at 7036 Main Street, Newtown
Carry out

Our Lady of of Grace School at St. Ann’s Church
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays)
5560 Kirby Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio
Drive thru

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
177 Siebenthaler Ave., Reading, Ohio
February 19–March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:00pm)
Drive-thru service

Queen of Peace
February 19–March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4pm–7pm)
2550 Millville Ave., Hamilton, Ohio
Drive-thru service

R&R Quality Meats
February 19 – April 2, 2021 (11am–2pm; 4pm–6pm)
4023 Harrison Avenue in Cheviot, Cincinnati, Ohio
Phone orders: 513-661-3254

St. Aloysius Gonzaga
March 5–26, 2021 (Fridays)
4366 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati, Ohio (Bridgetown)
Carryout only

St. Aloysius Shandon

March 5–26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7pm)
3350 Chapel Rd., Shandon, Ohio
Carry out only (three dinner options)

St. Antoninus Boy Scout Troup 614

February 17 + February 19–April 2, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–7pm)
1500 Linneman Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio
Carry out or curb-side pick up

St. Bernadette
February 19–March 26, 2021 (Fridays)
1479 Locust Lake Rd., Amelia, Ohio
Drive-thru only

St. Catharine of Siena

February 19, March 5 and 19, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–7pm)
Westside Brewery: 3044 Harrison Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio

February 26 and March 10, 2021
February 19, March 5 and 19, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–7pm)
Church: 2848 Fischer Pl, Cincinnati, Ohio

St. Columban
February 19 – March, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–8pm) 
894 Oakland Road, Loveland, Ohio
Drive thru only

St. Columbille Knights of Columbus Wilmington
February 19–March 19, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7pm)
73 N. Mulberry, Wilmington, Ohio (Parish Center Basement)
Carry out only

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

February 19–March 26, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–7:30pm)
5890 Buckwheat Rd., Milford, Ohio
Drive thru or carry out; use the order form

St. Gertrude
February 26, March 12 and 26, 2021 (5pm–8pm)
6543 Miami Ave., Madeira, Ohio
Drive thru

St. James the Greater Fish Fry
February 19–March 26 (Fridays 4:30pm–8:00pm)
3565 Hubble Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45247
Carry-out only; app to place order

St. John the Baptist
February 19–March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:30pm)
5361 Dry Ridge Rd., (Colerain Twp,) Cincinnati, Ohio
Drive thru only Phone orders: 513-385-8010.

St. John the Evangelist
February 19–March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:30pm)
9080 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., West Chester, Ohio
Carry out only

St. John Neumann
February 19–March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4pm–7pm)
6180 Winton Rd., Fairfield, Ohio
Carry out with curbside pick up; pre-orders accepted 513-858-3237

St. John the Undercroft
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays)
Knights of Columbus at The Eagles Lodge at 1300 First Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Drive-thru and limited dine in

St. John West Chester Fish Fry Days
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:00pm)
9080 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., West Chester, Ohio
Drive-up fish fry

St. Lawrence
February 17 + February 19–April 2, 2021 (Fridays 4pm–7pm)
3680 Warsaw Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio (Price Hill)
Drive thru only, Call 513-921-4230 to order ahead

St. Louis Church
February 19–March 19, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–8pm)
250 N. Broadway, Owensville, Ohio
Drive thru available

St. Mary Bethel
February 26–April 2, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:30pm)
3398 SR 125, Bethel, Ohio

St. Maximillian Kolbe Church
February 19 – March 26, 2201 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:30pm)
5720 Hamilton-Mason Road, Liberty Township, Ohio
Pre-order your drive-thru order

St. Michael
February 19 – March 26, 2201 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:30pm)
220 S. High St., Mount Orab, Ohio
Carry out only

St. Philip the Apostle Church – Knights of Columbus
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–7pm)
944 US 22, Morrow, Ohio
Drive thru or carry out

St. Susanna 
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:30pm)
500 Reading Road, Mason, Ohio (St. Susanna Meyer Center)
Drive-thru only

St. Thomas More
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–8pm)
800 Ohio Pike in Withamsville, Ohio
Boy Scout Troup 452 – Drive-through only
Pre-order online to receive food quicker at stmfishfry.cloudwaitress.com

St. Veronica
February 19–March 26, 2021 (Fridays)
4473 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio
Drive thru only at the Parish Hall

St. William Price Hill
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4pm–7:30pm) 
4108 W. 8th St., Cincinnati Ohio, 45205
Drive-thru only

Syrian Shrine
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays hours TBD)
9730 Reading Road, Evendale, Ohio

VFW Post 6562 
February 19 – March 26 (Fridays 6pm–7:30pm) –weather permitting
1596 Ohio 131, Miami Township, Ohio
Carry out available – 513-575-2102; call to confirm!

West Side Masonic Center
February 19 – April 2, 2021
4353 West Fork Road, Monfort Heights, Cincinnati, Ohio
Drive thru


Dixie Heights Band Fish Fry
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4pm–7pm)
Dixie Heights High School Concession Stand
3010 Dixie Highway, Edgewood, Kentucky
Drive thru

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:30pm)
5876 Veterans Way, Burlington, Kentucky
Drive-thru only

Knights of Columbus Father Dejaco Council #5220
February 19 – March 26, 2021  (Fridays 4pm–8pm)
11186 Licking Pike, Alexandria, Kentucky 41001
Drive thru only

Mary, Queen of Heaven Parish
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4pm–8pm)
1150 Donaldson Highway, Erlanger, Kentucky
Two drive-thru lanes and online ordering with curbside pick up

Newport Elks Lodge 273
February 19–March 26, 2021 (5pm–8pm)
3704 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Kentucky
No info on carry out or dine in service

St. Bernard Church
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (5pm–7pm)
401 Berry Street, Dayton, Kentucky
Drive thru (order in person or online)

St. Catherine of Siena
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7pm)
1803 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Drive thru and walk up only

St. Cecilia
February 19– April 5, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–8pm)
5313 Madison Pike, Independence, Kentucky
Drive-thru service

St. Henry
February 19– March 26, 2021 (11am–2pm; 4:30pm–8pm)
3813 Dixie Highway, Elsmere, Kentucky
Carry out only

St. Joseph Academy
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–8pm)
62 Needmore Street, Walton, Kentucky
Drive-thru only

St. Mary
February 10 – March 5, 2021 (Fridays 4pm–7:30pm)
8246 E. Main Street, Alexandria, Kentucky
Drive thru and carry out

St. Paul
February 19–March 26, 2021 (4:30pm–7:30pm)
7301 Dixie Highway, Florence, Kentucky
Drive thru and carry out; order online or call ahead 859-647-4072

February 19– March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–8pm)
10272 US 42, Union, Kentucky
Drive thru

Veterans of Foreign Wars
February 19 – March 26, 2021
326 W. 10th Street, Newport, Kentucky
No details about hours or menu



Carroll High School – St. Pat’s Irish Fish Fry
March 12, 2021 (6pm–8pm) 
4524 Linden Ave., Dayton, Ohio
Carry out

Eintracht Fish Fry Friday
February 5, 2021
2707 Troy St., Dayton, Ohio
Masks required. Limited seating. Carry out available.

Holy Angels (Knights of Columbus Hall)
February 19–April 2, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–7pm)
1300 4th Ave., Sidney, Ohio

Knights of Columbus Council 624
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–7pm) 
2055 S. Bird Rd., Springfield, Ohio

Knights of Columbus Council 1592 Saint Marys
February 19 – March 25, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7pm)
K of C Hall at Spring and Pine Streets, Saint Marys, Ohio
Carry out only

Marion Manor Hall

February 19–March 26, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–6pm)
6050 Dog Leg Road, Dayton, Ohio
Drive-thru service

St. Benignus
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7pm)
204 S. Second St., Greenfield, Ohio
Drive thru only

St. Columbkille Knights of Columbus
February 19 – March 19, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7pm)
Parish Center at 73 N. Mulberry, Wilmington, Ohio
Carry out only

St. Mary
February 19–March 26, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–7pm)
528 Broadway St., Piqua, Ohio
Carry out/drive thru only

St. Mary of the Woods
February 19, March 12 and April 2, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7pm)
464 Madison Ave, Russells Point, Ohio
Carry out and dine in

St. Patrick Knights of Columbus – St. Malachy Council 5128
February 19 – March 19, 2021 (Fridays 5pm–7pm)
944 E. US 22&3, Morrow, Ohio
Drive thru/carry out



St. Mary’s Lenten Fish Fry

February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:30pm)
St. Mary’s School at 222 4th St., Aurora, Indiana
Two drive-thru lanes. Order online!

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
February 19 – March 26, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:30pm)
Parrish Center at 23345 Gavin Lane, Bright, Indiana
Limited dine in or carry out

Sunman Fireman’s Fish Dinner
March 5, 2021 (Fridays 4:30pm–7:30pm)
Sunman American Legion, Sunman, Indiana
Drive-thru only

Local (and Socially Distanced) Events for Winter 2021

It’s wintertime. Be sure to get out of the house and enjoy one of these fun, local things to do in a socially distanced manner. Events are in order by date and cover the Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana regions. (Check events first before attending to make sure there are no cancellations.)

Lawrenceburg Winter Wonderland Ice Skating
Through January 3, 2021
Todd Creech Park at 305 W. Tate Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Have fun ice skating!

Fountain Square Ice Rink
Through February 15, 2021
Fifth and Vine Streets, Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Reservations required

Riverscape Ice Skating
Through March 1, 2021
Downtown Dayton, Ohio
Outdoor ice rank at Riverscape MetroPark

Antique Show and Flea Market
January 16–17, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Find a treasure!

Greater Cincinnati Remodeling Expo
January 22–24 and 29–31, 2021
Sharonville Convention Center at 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville (Cincinnati), OhioLearn about all kinds of home projects

Beethoven 8 and Florence Price Live Stream
January 23, 2021
Live Streamed performance
Enjoy the music from the Dayton Philharmonic and violinist Florence Price online!

Gold star Chili Fest 2021
January 24, 2021
Findlay Market – Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Sample chili and enjoy live music

Bridalrama Winter 2021
January 30–31, 2021
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm Street, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio

The Price is Right Live
January 31, 2021
Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio
Interactive stage show — win prizes!

February 11–14, 2021
Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Ballet

Dance and Romance
February 12–13, 2021
Victoria Theatre, Dayton, Ohio
Live duet performances by the Dayton Ballet

Now and Then
February 18 – March 7, 2021 (various dates)
The Loft Theatre at 126 N. Main St., Dayton, Ohio
Romantic comedy by The Human Race Theatre

Beethoven 8
February 20–21, 2021
Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Philharmonic with violinist Florence Price

Party Place Bridal Expo
February 27, 2021
RomWeber Marketplace at 7 Southeastern Ave., Batesville, Indiana
Here comes the bride!

Don Giovanni Live Stream
February 27, 2021
Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio
Dayton opera online performance

61st Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Cavalcade of Customs
March 12–14, 2021
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm Street, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Look at really cool rides!

Wendy’s Bridal Show
March 13–14, 2021
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm Street, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio

Local Holiday and Winter Events in a Socially Distanced Way

Winter 2020 is going to be different this year when celebrating the holidays. Although many community holiday events have been cancelled, there are still many events where you can still be socially distanced or enjoy remotely. We listed holiday events for Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana and Dayton and Springfield, Ohio.

Events are listed regionally:



Christmas Night of Lights
November 6 – January 9, 2020
Coney Island at 6201 Kellogg Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio
Two-mile car ride through Cincinnati displays and light shows

Fountain Square Ice Rink
November 7, 2020 – February 15, 2021
Fifth and Vine Streets, Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Reservations required

Winterwald (Winter Forest) at Germania
November 7–8, 2020
Germania Society of Cincinnati at 3529 West Kemper Road, CIncinnati, Ohio
Traditional German shopping experience”

Holiday in Lights
November 13, 2020 – January 2, 2021
Sharon Woods at 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, Ohio
View holiday lights from your car

Holiday Junction Featuring Duke Energy Holiday Trains
November 13 – December 31, 2020 (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
Cincinnati Museum Center at 1301 Western Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio
9,000sf of trains with displays from the 1900s and 1930s

A Very Merry Garden Holiday at Krohn Conservatory
November 14, 2020 – January 10, 2021
Krohn Conservatory at 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio
The greenhouse will be decorated for the holiday! See building replicas of Cincinnati landmarks

Lebanon Old-Fashioned Country Christmas

November 14, 2020
Lebanon Fairgrounds at 664 N. Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio
Crafts, gifts and more

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

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

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

Holiday in Lights at Sharon Woods
November 21, 2020 – January 2, 2021
Sharon Woods Park. at 11450 Lebanon Road (Route 42) Cincinnati, OH 45241
Drive through Sharon Woods to see the lights.

PNC Festival of Lights
November 21 – January 3, 2021 + January 8, 9 10, 15, 16 and 17, 2021 (Closed on Thanksgving, and Christmas Eve and Day)
Cincinnati Zoo at 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Reservations required! Enjoy all of the lights and the animals

Holiday Lights on the Hill
November 22, 2020 – January 5, 2021
Pyramid Hill at 1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio
Annual drive-through display of lights

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

FOUND Cincinnati Holiday Lights
November 27 – December 24, 2020
Downtown and Over-the-Rhine locations, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the festive lights

Virtual Macy’s Light the Square
November 27, 2020
Fountain Square, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Watch the tree lighting online or on Channel 5 WLWT.

Holiday Lights – Downtown Cincinnati
November 27 – December 24, 2020
Downtown, Over-the-Rhine and The Banks
Dazzling light displays! Key weekend dates: December 5, 12 and 19, 2020

Oxford Night Lights
November 28, 2020 – January 17, 2021
Oxford, Ohio
Enjoy holidays lights at various locations

Light in the Forest
December 3–6, 10–13, 17–20, 26–31, 2020 and January 1–3, 2021
Cincinnati Nature Center at 4949 Tealtown Rd., Milford, Ohio
Tickets required. Gentle lights illuminate trees while you walk through the forest. Music, bonfires and more at the lodge.

A Christmas Nightmare – Dent Schoolhouse
December 4–5, 2020
5963 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio
Holiday decor and a bit of fright

First Friday – Middletown
December 4, 2020
1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Enjoy meeting the artists.

Christmas in the Village
December 4–6, 2020
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio
Entertainment, carolers and more

Holiday Market at Findlay Market
December 5–6, 2020
Findlay Market, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Light Up Madeira
December 5, 2020
Downtown Madeira (Miami Road), Cincinnati, Ohio
Shop and enjoy Madeira. Virtual lighting of the tree at 6pm.

Symmes Township Operation Santa
December 5, 2020
Throughout the township

The City Flea at Washington Park
December 12, 2020
1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Support local businesses

Hannukkah at Oakley Square

December 12, 2020
Oakley Square on Madison Road, Oakley (Cincinnati), Ohio
Menorah lighting

Cincinnati Reptile Show
December 13, 2020
Holiday Inn Centre Park of West Chester at 5800 Mulhauser, West Chester, Ohio
See 1000s of spiders, inserts, snakes and more

Hanukkah at Fountain Square
December 13, 2020
Downtown CIncinnati, Ohio
Register for this event. Dancing dreidel, crafts and more. Virtual experience available, too.

The Nutcracker
December 17–23, 2020
Music Hall Ballroom, Cincinnati, Ohio
A classic ballet with a limited audience

Outdoor Menorah Lighting
December 17, 2020
Jewish Community Center at 8485 Ridge Road, (Amberley Village) CIncinnati, Ohio
Light the menorah!


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

A Carillon Christmas
November 20 – December 30, 2020
1000 Carillon Boulevard in Dayton, Ohio
Thousands of lights, live music and more!

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

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

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

Riverscape Ice Skating
November 27, 2020 – February 2021
Downtown Dayton, Ohio
Outdoor ice rank at Riverscape MetroPark

Rike’s Holiday Windows

Schuster Center
December 2–6, 9–13 and 16–20, 2020
Register for your time slot to view the windows

Christmas in the Village
December 4–6, 2020
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio
Entertainment, carolers and more

New Year’s Eve: Vienna, City of My Dreams
December 31, 2020
Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio
Celebrate with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra



Light Up the Fair
November 13 – January 2, 2021
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idlewild Road in Burlington, Kentucky
Mile-long drive of twinkling lights that sync up to music


November 21, 2020 – January 3, 2021
1600 Montague Road, Covington, Kentucky
Behringer-Crawford Museum will have holiday lights, displays, music and crafts. The trains will be spread throughout the museum this year.

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

Sims Furniture Holiday Windows
November 27 –holiday season 2020
727 Madison Ave, Covington, Kentucky
View animated holiday decor

Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa
Novermber 27 – December 24, 2020
Newport Aquarium at 1 Aquarium Way, Newport, Kentucky
Santa’s in the water! (No mermaids this year)

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

Queen City Blues Fest
December 12, 2020
The Southgate House Revival at 111 E. 6th St., Newport, Kentucky
Lives blue music

Celebrate Snowmen Tot Tuesdays
December 15, 2020
Behringer-Crawford Museum at 1600 Montague Avenue in Devou Park, Covington, Kentucky
Listen to a story and create a snowman (There is a participation limit)



A Victorian Christmas Exhibit at Hillforest
November 20 – December 30, 2020 (Tuesdays – Sundays. Closed on Thanksgiving)
213 Fifth Street, Aurora, Indiana

Milan Christmas Walk
November 21, 2020
Milan, Indiana
Walk, shop and eat!

Festival of Trees & Host of Angels
November 27 – December 31, 2020
Lanthier Winery ay 123 Mill Street, Madison, Indiana
Midwest’s largest collection of holiday angels
Go back in time to experience a Victorian Christmas

Batesville’s 11th Annual Tree-Lighting Celebration
November 27, 2020
Downtown Batesville at S. Main St. and W. George St., Batesville, Indiana
Tree lighting, shopping and Santa Drive By

Batesville Historical Society Caroling
November 27– December 19, 2020 (Fridays and Saturdays)
Batesville Historical Museum at 15 W. George Street, Batesville, Indiana
Sing along!

First Annual Holiday Lights at Liberty Park
November 27, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Liberty Park at 716 South Park Avenue, Batesville, Indiana
Enjoy the lights!

Metamora Christmas Walk
November 29 – December 20, 2020 (Fridays – Sundays)
Metamora, Indiana
Enjoy all of the lights while walking and shopping.

December 1–31, 2020
2026 N Old Michigan Rd., Osgood, Indiana
View holiday inflatables as you drive through; Facebook

Lohrum Christmas in the Park
December 1, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Ripley County Fairgrounds art 525 W. Beech St., Osgood, Indiana
Walk or drive-thru light display; Facebook

Batesville 11th Annual Tree-Lighting Celebration
December 4, 2020
S. Main St. and W. George St. (downtown), Batesville, Ohio
Parade, Santa and music

Holiday Affair on the Square
December 5, 2020
Versailles Courthouse Square at 101 E. 1st North St., Versailles, Indiana
Parade, Santa and winter-market vendors

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

Best Local Candy Stores – Where to Stock Up on Sweet Treats

Who knew our region had such a sweet spot for sweet spots? We certainly didn’t realize the wide variety of confectionary companies that made their home in Cincinnati, Dayton, Springfield, Southeastern Indiana and Northern Kentucky. After browsing the numerous shops, specializing in everything from gummy bears, old-fashioned candy, handmade and bean-to-bar chocolates, it is clear that when it comes to sweet treats you can find anything your heart or tastebuds desire. Here’s a brief rundown of what our area has to offer:



Esther Price Fine Chocolates
8621 North Pavillion Dr., West Chester, OH
7501 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH
5500 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH
1709 Wayne Ave., Dayton, OH
194 Woodman Dr., Dayton, OH

269 N. Main St., Centerville, OH
4810 Bolzano Blvd., Clayton, OH
Esther Price Candies continues the tradition of old-fashioned quality using the same recipes that Esther Price herself perfected over 85 years ago! They are a tried-and-true source of delicious chocolates.


50+ locations (including Cincinnati and Dayton, OH; Northern KY)
In 1868 a young Louis Graeter moves to Cincinnati, Ohio to sell ice cream at neighborhood street markets. Graeter’s is now the only commercial ice cream manufacturer anywhere in the world to use French Pot freezers, and its two-gallon batches are the smallest in the industry.


Winans Chocolates and Coffees
14 locations throughout Cincinnati, Dayton and Springfield, OH
Established in the late 1800’s and in its fourth generation of family ownership, Winans Chocolates and Coffees brings cutting-edge flavors and time-tested quality.



Aglamesis Bro’s.
3046 Madison Road and 9899 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH
Aglamesis Bro’s has been around since 1908 when it was originally known as The Metropolitan. Its Oakley location ice cream and candy parlor remains virtually unchanged and is considered by many to be one of the very last original ice cream parlors from a bygone era. You must try the root beer float – it’s served with tea cookies.

Candy Stash Sweets & Treats
7125 Liberty Centre Dr., West Chester, OH
An old-fashioned candy shop, this store has yummy sweets from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. You can create a personalized candy stash with mix and match sweets at a flat price! This store also has rolled ice cream and craft soda.


Chamoda’s Candy Café
11512 Chester Road, Sharonville, OH
Indulge in your favorite candies and coffees at Chamoda’s. They also boast the largest and best assortment of gummy bears. Enjoy a drive-up window for your orders.

Chocolats Latour
4037 Hamilton Avenue, Northside, Cincinnati, OH
Try their chocolate bars and hand-painted truffles. It is works-of-art for your mouth! They also have  caramels and brittle. This is a go-to place for Valentine’s Day and Easter seasonal chocolate. This is a wonderful candy store when you need a special gift.


Doscher’s Candy Co.
6926 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 
Doscher’s Candies was founded in 1871 by Claus Doscher, a German immigrant who arrived in Cincinnati in 1868. They are widely known for their Doscher’s French Chews and handmade candy canes. They also have candy buttons, root beer barrels, caramels and other individually wrapped candies. (Doscher’s is the oldest U.S. manufacturer of candy canes! Read more here about this company.)


Fawn Candy Co.
4271 Harrison Ave. and 2692 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH
Since 1946, The Fawn Candy Company has been owned and operated by Cincinnati’s Guenther family. They make the confections the old fashioned way – selecting only the finest of ingredients and continuing to cook many of their confections over an open fire. Enjoy munching on jelly beans, chocolate turtles, “caramellows”, and sea salt caramels.

Golden Turtle Chocolate Factory
120 S. Broadway St., Lebanon, OH
Homemade chocolates! This candy store has turtles, cherry cordials, toffee, buckeyes, truffles and assorted chocolate boxes. When you go, you’ll have a difficult time making up your mind of what to select.

Groovy Gumball Candy Company
6848 Wooster Pike in Mariemont (Cincinnati), OH
You’ll find candies from yesteryear as well as European treats, cotton candy, gourmet-Belgian fudge and ice cream. They create homemade waffle cones daily.


Haute Chocolate Inc.
9424 Shelly Lane, Cincinnati, OH
Haute Chocolate has been creating freestyle chocolate treats since 1979. In addition to chocolates, enjoy munching on brownies – imagine their two-pound brownie! They have beautifully boxed tins and gift sets as well as seasonal sweets.

Henry’s Candy Co.
243 High Street, Hamilton, OH
Candy is sold by the pound with treats including chocolates, gummies, lollipops and more. Fill your bag! They also feature snack mixes. Follow on Facebook.

Holly B’s Sweets
33 S. Main St., Waynesville, OH
Twenty-six years making homemade candy! Enjoy their chocolates, fudge and other candies.

7125 Haskell St., (Located at Liberty Center) Liberty Township, OH
Swedish fish – check. Pop rocks – check. Skittles – check. Pez – check. They have all kinds of gummy sweets, too. Fill up your candy bag. Be sure to check out their candy-scented hand sanitizers.

Karma in the Kitchen
8779-B Cincinnati Dayton Road, West Chester, OH
This wonderful shop features chocolates and caramels. And, for those of you watching the carb count or are vegan, they have sweets for you, too! makes their sweets in small batches. They also feature soft-serve ice cream. Follow on Facebook.

Lebanon Candy & Sports Cards
38 E. Mulberry Street, Lebanon, OH
Find some old-time candy here. And you can purchase sports trading cards!


Loveland Sweets
124 W. Loveland Avenue, Loveland, OH
Inspired by a love of fine chocolates and homemade confections, Gloria Wilson founded Loveland Sweets in 2006. You’ll also find gummies, novelty candies, ice creams and coffees. This is a quaint shop filled with goodness.

Macaron Bar
1206 Main St., Cincinnati (Over-the-Rhine), OH
3431 Edwards Rd., Cincinnati, OH
Although technically not candy, these sweet confections look and taste amazing! All ingredients are gluten free. These macarons are eye candy to behold and eat. They make perfect gifts.



Maverick Chocolate Co.
129 W Elder Street, Cincinnati, OH
Family-owned and operated bean-to-bar chocolate company located at Findlay Market.


Murray Bros. Old Time Store
4446 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH
Murray Bros. Old Time Store specializes in selling vintage candies. They are proud to offer Marpro Marshmallow Cones, BB Bats and Kits Taffy, which are made right here in Cincinnati.


OTR Candy Bar
1735 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH
OTR Candy Bar operates as part of Findlay Market and offers a vast array of local and national candies, retro sodas, soda floats, specialty gift baskets, and Cincinnati-themed goodies.

Patty’s Old Fashioned Popcorn
3437 Michigan Avenue, Hyde Park, Cincinnati, OH
Enjoy gourmet popcorn and classic candies such as turtles.

Peter Minges & Son Confectionary
138 W. Court Street, Cincinnati, OH
The Queen City’s oldest candy store. Specializes in bulk sales. Awesome store to visit in person with original hardwood floors and an old-style candy store vibe!

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1210 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH
Artisan marshmallows including a s’more bar! Build your own!

Ruby’s Chocolates
6741 Gilmore Road, Hamilton, OH
3923 Isabella Ave. in Oakley (Cincinnati), OH
Chocolates and candies! And at the Oakley shop, there are truffle cakes and Joy Sticks!

Supreme Nut and Candy
6147 Glenway Ave. #2, Cincinnati, OH
10829 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH
5800 Cheviot Rd., Cincinnati, OH
This family-owned candy operation features many candies and chocolates by the pound. You can also purchase nuts and dried fruits. It’s a great place to stock up if you are having a party with a candy bar.

Tickled Sweets and Treats
317 Main St, Milford, OH
This local sweet shop features locally produced Auel’s Fine Chocolates. Enjoy fresh fudge, too!

Trailside Provisions
120 Karl Brown Way, (historic) Loveland, OH
This shop features chocolate-dipped treats along with coffee, popcorn, jams, syrup and more! It’s a great place to browse for gifts.


Galerie Au Chocolat
3380 Langley Dr., Hebron, KY
This store features candy as well as toy/candy sets! When shopping here, Think about picking up great (and delicious) gifts here.

The Gifted Apple
Aspen Place, Union, KY
Do you love caramel apples? Then you will love this shop. They offer gourmet caramel apples dripping with chocolate and other delicious treats. Think toffee, peanuts, pecans, M&M’s and more and have fun looking at all of the apples!

Hickory Dickory Dock Retro Candy & Mor’
540 6th Street, Dayton, KY
It’s a nod to the past at Hickey Dickory Dock. Here you will find some favorite retro candies – some from the 1800’s all the way through the 1990’s. At this candy store, you will find B.B.Bats, Kits, Chick-O-Stixs, Yum Yum Cones, Chuckles, Neccos and more! The store also serves ice cream and sells retro toys.

Natalie’s Candy Jar
3087 B Terminal Dr., Hebron, KY
Flying in or out of the airport? Located at the CVG airport, Natalie’s Candy Jar features chocolates and other sweets! At this candy store, you will see gummies, chocolate-covered nuts and jelly beans along with many more varieties of candy to drool over.

Papas Candies
921 Baker St., Covington, KY
Papas is known for wonderful opera creams, seasonal Easter egg candies as well as Putman’s chocolates. Although you cannot shop at Papas Candies since it is not a retail operation, you can purchase these local candies at various grocery and drug stores. Papas is looking into possibly offering their candies via the Internet in the future.

Perfetti Van Melle
3645 Turfway Road, Erlanger, KY
This is not a retail store, but Perfetti Van Melle is one of the world’s largest candy manufacturers (located in Northern Kentucky). Here they create Airheads, Mentos and Chupa Chups Magic lollipops. (Think Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!)



Schneider’s Sweet Shop
420 Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue, KY
Founded in 1939 by the Schneider Family, Schneider’s originated as an old-fashioned neighborhood candy and ice cream store. Their most popular item (that is unique to the Kentucky area) has always been their opera creams. They are also known for their amazing homemade ice cream and ice balls. Try the caramel apples in the fall. They are a great place to stop for Valentine’s Day and Easter treats.


See’s Candie
7875 Montgomery Road, Sycamore Township
Enjoy chocolates, fudge. nuts and more! A National operation, See’s has been making candy since 1921. 


Sweet Dreams Candy Co.
One Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071
Located next to the Newport Aquarium at Newport on the Levee, Sweet Dreams Candy Company offers a delicious assortment of treats. They offer homemade buckeyes, sea water taffy, fudge, brownies, cookies as well as old-fashioned candies like Coconut Long Boys and Neccos. It’s difficult to make a decision of what candy to select when shopping here.


Sweet Tooth Candies
125 W. 11th Street, Newport, KY
Sweet Tooth Candies’ fine chocolates are made with over hundred years of tried and true experience. They offer delicious, homemade chocolates and ice cream all year long. In the fall you will find caramel apples at this store.



Bellbrook Chocolate Shoppe
101 E. Alex-Bell Rd., Suite 144, Centerville, OH
Bellbrook Chocolate Shoppe is a family-owned and operated business that has been in existence since 1984. Their chocolates and shortbread are handmade in their “shoppe”.

Bratt Tasties
11 E. Dayton St., West Alexandria, OH
Candy and ice cream with a small-town vibe.

Candy Break
208 Market Street, Brookville, OH
Chocolates and confections

Candy on the Curve
3741 W SR 185, Piqua, OH
Old-fashioned candy selections


Friesinger’s Fine Chocolates
45 N. Pioneer Blvd, Springboro, OH
919 N. Main St, Dayton, OH

This family-owned business manufactures the finest quality nuts and candy in two facilities in Dayton and Springboro, Ohio. Products are marketed under various brand names which include Dayton Nut, Friesingers, Candy Farm and Riverdale Fine Foods.


Kilwins Dayton-Beavercreek
4391 Holly Drive, Beavercreek, OH
Kilwins began in 1947 and continues to offer the finest quality, traditional down-home confections and ice cream that are kitchen made fresh from premium ingredients and original recipes.


Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop
42 S. Main Street, Miamisburg, OH
1212 Central Avenue, Middletown, OH
1 East Main Street (on the square)\ Troy, OH 

They carry a wide variety of vintage and modern candy favorites. Over 325 flavors of Old Fashioned Glass Bottled Soda.

La Puf Sweets Bakery & Candy
1003 Shroyer Rd., Dayton, OH
Old-fashioned candy plus cotton candy

Marie’s Candies
311 Zanesfield Rd., West Liberty, OH
Gourmet chocolates that are drool worthy

The Peanut Shoppe
1576 E. Main St., Springfield, OH
Candy and nuts – what’s not to love?

Signature Confections
2495 Commons Blvd, Suite A4, Beavercreek, OH
Their goal is to produce the finest gourmet products to meet customer’s chocolate desires for every event or special occasion – from weddings to corporate galas.


Sweet Sensations
Dayton Mall, 2700 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Dayton, OH
This store offers a variety of gourmet chocolates, over 300 candies and nuts from your childhood as well as chocolate-covered strawberries, fudge and ice cream.

Trophy Nut Company
320 N Second St, Tipp City, OH
Bulk candy as well as features Winan’s Chocolates


Wise Choice
6171 Brandt Pike, Dayton, OH
Wise Choice has a hundreds of authentic British Foods, gifts and candies from Jolly Olde Britain and Ireland. They’ve been shipping British goodies to Anglophiles and British expats living and working in the USA and Canada since 1997!


DJ’s Bakery
523 Green Blvd., Aurora, IN
Sells Fawn candy (along with donuts!)


Photo courtesy of Plug’s Sweet Tooth Facebook


Plug’s Sweet Tooth
313 2nd St., Aurora, IN
This store is brimming with gourmet popcorn, ice cream and candy. Because of that, if you love flavored popcorn, you’re going to have a wonderful time making your selections. Plug’s also features “Move Night Baskets” that include a selection of popcorn, five boxes of theater candy and a DVD movie. Be sure to follow them on Facebook.

Strong’s Sugar Shack
98 E. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN
Find all kinds of wonderful treats here – from ice cream, floats, malts, coffees, mixed bulk candy and more. With all of these sugary treats, it’s a great place to stop by for a snack. Follow them on Facebook.

La Sweets
24201 Stateline Rd. Suite A, Lawrenceburg, IN
La Sweets is “the premier chocolatier in southeast Indiana”. And, as the “premier”, they create handmade chocolates, custards and gelato. In addition to confections, gift baskets are available. Thirdly, if you need coffee, say no more – they will serve your favorite cup of joe along with a muffin of scone. And lastly, La Sweets create incredible wedding cakes and specialty cakes.

McCabe’s Greenhouse & Floral
1066 W. Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg, IN
McCabe’s makes gourmet fudge on site. Pick up a plant or flowers and something sweet to to eat. They have over 20 flavors of fudge and you can purchase by the piece or slab.

Updated: November 2020, 2020 – Did we miss your favorite candy shop? Let us know and we will add it! sknabe@sibcycline.com

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Symmes Township Operation Santa
December 5, 2020
Throughout the township


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

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

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

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

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

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

NMRA Annual Dayton Train Show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Museums and Interesting Places to Visit within a Two-Hour Drive

Trying to think of something fun to do while still being socially distanced? Consider a short drive to a museum or place of interest. Here is our list of places located within a two-hour drive of Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Springfield, Ohio; and Southeastern Indiana. Before heading out, be sure to check with the venue’s hours and if a reservation is necessary.

Alexandria, Kentucky
Campbell County Log Cabin Museum – reconstructed log cabins on display

Aurora, Indiana
Hillforest Victorian House Museum – 1955 residence to tour

Cincinnati, Ohio
American Sign Museum –  see over 100 years of all kinds of signs
CIncinnati Art Museum – 60,000+ pieces of art from 6,000 years
Cincinnati Fire Museum – learn about Cincinnati’s firefighting history
Cincinnati Observatory – gaze at the sky and stars
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Museum – interactive exhibits, memorabilia and artifacts
Cincinnati Skirball Museum – Jewish artifacts at Hebrew Union College
Contemporary Arts Center – view all kinds of contemporary art
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal – 3 museums and an Omnimax theater
Duke Energy Children’s Museum at the Union Terminal – hands-on education through exhibits and interaction
German Heritage Museum – learn about Cincinnati’s German history
Harriet Beecher Stowe House – learn about the life of HBS and her book: Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Museum of Natural History & Science at Union Terminal – interactive exhibits and artifacts
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center – exhibits and interactive experiences about the struggles for freedom
Taft Museum of Art – visit this historic home and view European and American masterworks
William Howard Taft National Historic Site – learn about President William Howard Taft at his Greek Revival home

Batavia, Ohio
Tri-State Warbird Museum – historic aviation museum

Burlington, Kentucky
Dinsmore Homestead – view the main house, outbuildings and graveyard of the Dinsmore family

Cleves, Ohio
Harrison-Symmes Memorial Foundation Museum – visit the tomb of President William Henry Harrison; the museum features historical artifacts

Clifton, Ohio
Clifton Mill – historic grist mill in a beautiful setting

Columbus, Ohio
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum – largest world collection of comicsCenter of  Science and Industry (COSI) – science in a very fun way!
Central Ohio Fire Museum – learn about firefighting
Columbus Museum of Art – free admission on Sundays
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens – 400 plant species
Jack Nicklaus Museum – “fore” golf enthusiasts
National Veterans Memorial and Museum – learn about combat from the perspective of a war veteran
Ohio Craft Museum – all kinds of arts showcased
Ohio History Center/Ohio Village – learn about Ohio
Orton Geological Museum – see dinosaur relics
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum – all kinds of cars

Covington, Kentucky
The Carnegie – art gallery exhibits 
Behringer-Crawford Museum – learn about regional Northern Kentucky history

Dayton, Kentucky
Dayton Heritage Museum – learn about the history of Dayton, Kentucky

Dayton, Ohio
America’s Packard Museum – dedicated to the Packard Motor Car Company
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery – science learning experiences
British Transport Museum – look at British cars
Carillon Historical Park – learn all about Dayton’s history
Dayton Art Institute – an impressive art collection
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park – learn all about the Wright Brothers from their bicycle shop
Dayton International Peace Museum – learn about strategies Dayton has used to achieve peace
The Contemporary Dayton – view contemporary art
Paul Laurence Dunbar House – a restored home of the poet and writer
International Peace Museum – learn about local, national and international peace
Miami Valley Military History Museum – learn about our Armed Forces’ veterans
National Museum of the US Air Force – world’s largest military aviation museum
Patterson Homestead –  John Patterson founded National Cash Register – learn about the family
SunWatch Indian Village – 13th century American Indian village along the Great Miami River

Florence, Kentucky
Big Bone Lick State Park Museum – learn about ice-age mammals and Native American history

Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Ft. Thomas Military and Community Museum – learn about the Civil War Battery Hooper defensive position

Fort Wright, Kentucky
James A. Ramage Civil War Museum – learn about the war and the defense of the North

Georgetown, Ohio
Ulysses S. Grant Home and Schoolhouse – learn about General and President Grant’s life

Germantown, Ohio
Veterans Memorial Museum – learn about the U.S. Military

Greenville, Ohio
Garst Museum – 300,000 American artifacts on display + Annie Oakley Center

Hamilton, Ohio
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park  – indoor and outdoor exhibits (300 acres and 60 sculptures)  

Indianapolis, Indiana
Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site – collections and exhibits to the U.S. President and General in the Civil War
Children’s Museum  – largest children’s museum in the world to explore science, history and arts 
Conner Prairie – interactive history museum (Fishers, Indiana – north of Indianapolis) 
Eiteljorg Museum – American Indian and Western art museum
Indiana Historical Society – learn about Indiana’s history with exhibits and collections
Indiana World War Memorial & Museum – 5-block memorial site – learn about U.S. military history
Indiana State Museum – learn all about the state’s past and future                
Indianapolis Zoo – visit the outdoor and indoor animal exhibits
Madame Walker Theatre – building tour about the Black experience in Indianapolis and CJ Walker’s legacy as the first self-made female millionaire
Newfields – museum of nature and the arts

Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Dearborn County Historical Society & Museum – learn local history, tour an 1819 log cabin

Lebanon, Ohio
Glendower Historic Mansion and Harmon Museum – step back into time in these homes

Lexington, Kentucky
Ashland – The Henry Clay Estate – National Historic Landmark with 18-room mansion and gardens
The Aviation Museum of Kentucky –  earn about aviation
Bluegrass Distillers – tour and tasting of Kentucky bourbon
Explorium of Lexington – children’s museum to learn and explore
Headley-Whitney Museum – museum filled with fine and decorative arts
James E. Pepper Distillery – learn about the distillery that includes a tasting
Kentucky Horse Park – tour several barns and museums
Lexington History Museum – learn all about Lexington at the pocket museums
Mary Todd Lincoln House – learn about the wife of Abraham Lincoln
University of Kentucky Art Museum – view 4,800+ pieces of art
Waveland State Historic Site – Antebellum house with original outbuildings

Louisville, Kentucky
Conrad-Caldwell House Museum – learn about the Gilded Age at this Victorian mansion 
Kentucky Derby Museum – interactive exhibits and walking tour at the racetrack
Louisville Mega Cavern – zip lines, tram tours and walking tours – all in a large cavern
Muhammad Ali Center Museum – interactive exhibits, images and artifacts 
Slugger Museum/Factory – guided factory tours and a museum dedicated to baseball
The Speed Art Museum – worldwide collections of art 
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium – tours and paranormal investigations
The Zoo Louisville – inside and outside animal exhibits

Madison, Indiana
Lanier Mansion State Historic Site – view the historic home located along the Ohio River
Madison Railroad Station Museum – local history museum
Schroeder Saddletree Factory Museum – learn about how saddles were made; by appointment only

Maysville, Kentucky
Rosemary Clooney House Museum – find costumes, photos and other memorabilia at her former home
National Underground Railroad Museum – Bierbower Home was a safe house for the underground railroad
Kentucky Gateway Museum Center – exhibits and collections all about Maysville and Kentucky

Metamora, Indiana
Metamora Horse-Drawn Canal Boat – visit the grist mill and Whitewater canal

Miamisburg, Ohio
Mound Science & Energy Museum – learn about energy and nuclear power

Moores Hill, Indiana
Carnegie Hall – museum is open by appointment

Newport, Kentucky
Newport Aquarium – discover the underwater world with all kinds of creatures
World Peace Bell Center – world’s largest free-swinging bell

Oregonia, Ohio
Fort Ancient – learn about Ohio’s prehistoric past at N. America’s largest ancient hilltop enclosure

Oxford, Ohio
Miami University Art Museum – 10,000 objects of art 

Petersburg, Kentucky
Creation Museum – Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden

Ripley, Ohio
John Rankin House – learn about the Underground Railroad stations in Ohio

Rising Sun, Indiana
Ohio County Historical Museum – 1800–1900s historical collection of Ohio County items

Springfield, Ohio
Daniel Hertzler House – pre-Civil War home showcasing 19th century living
The Gammon House – Underground Railroad site
Hartman Rock Garden – admire Ben Hartman’s outdoor rock garden with 250,000+ stones
Heritage Center of Clark County – home to the Historical Society museum; learn about early settlements and growth of the area
Pennsylvania House Museum – former 19th century inn features furniture and artifacts from the 1800s and admire a 100,000 button collection
Springfield Museum of Art – enjoy many art collections
The Westcott House – prairie-style home built in 1908 by Frank Lloyd Wright

Trotwood, Ohio
Iams Homestead Museum – learn about the history of Trotwood (open April – August)

Troy, Ohio
Miami Valley Military History Museum – learn about U.S. Armed Forces veterans
WACO Air Museum – learn the history of WACO Aircraft Company during the Golden Age of Flight

Wapakoneta, Ohio
Armstrong Air & Space Museum – learn about Neil Armstrong and space history 

Waynesville, OhioCaesar’s Creek Pioneer Village – log cabins and buildings from the local area on display
Museum at the Friends Home – learn about the Quakers from 22 rooms of historic exhibits

West Liberty, Ohio
The Ohio Caverns – largest in the state with over 2 miles of paths below ground

Williamstown, Kentucky
Ark Encounter –  ark-shaped museum with three decks of Biblical exhibits

Wilmington, Ohio
Clinton County History Center – learn about the history and genealogy of Clinton County

Did we miss a museum or interesting place to visit? Let us know! sknabe@sibcycline.com

2020 Local Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals – Socially Distanced Style

Visit a local farm and pumpkin patch in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indian, Dayton and Springfield, Ohio. Make your way through a corn maze or enjoy a local fall festival. Protocols are in place for social distancing this year.

Reference the Ohio best-practice guideline for Halloween events.

Here’s our list of places to visit:

Cincinnati, Ohio Pumpkin Patches and Festivals

A & M Farms
22141 SR 251, Midland, Ohio (north of Fayettesville)
Pick your own apples and pumpkins.

Barn-n-Bunk Fall Festival Weekends
September 26 – October 25, 22020 (Saturdays and Sundays)
3677 Wayne-Madison Rd., Trenton, Ohio
Food, pumpkin picking and activities

Bergefurds Farm Market and Greenhouses
Labor Day through November, 2020
234 West ST 350, Wilmington, Ohio
Corn maze, pumpkin patch, hay rides and more

Blooms and Berries Farm Market
September 19 – November 1, 2020
9669 South SR 48, Loveland, Ohio
Fall on the Farm Fall Festival: Hayrides, corn maze, farm animal and more. Online reservations required.

Brown’s Family Farm Market
September 19 – October 25, 2020 (Weekends)
11620 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio
Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, pick a pre-picked pumpkin, corn maze, farm animals
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brownsfarmmarket/

Burger Farm Fall Festival
September 26 – October 25, 2020 (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

Burwinkel Farms Fall Extravaganza
Dates to be announced for 2020 

4410 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45013
Weekend hayrides. Enjoy the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, straw tunnel and more!

Country Applefest
September 26–27, 2020
Warren County Fairgrounds at 665 N Broadway Street in Lebanon, Ohio
Apples, fun and more!

Fall Family Fun Weekends
September 19 – October 25, 2020 (Weekends)
Brown’s Family Farm Market at 11620 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45013
Hay rides, corn maze, straw maze, animals and more!

Fall Fest Weekend
October 24–25, 2020
Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine
Family-friendly activities

Fall Festival
October 3, 2020
Along Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, Ohio
Crafts, food, art and more!

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

Fall Food Fest
October 16–18, 2020
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

Forgotten Way Farm
Starts September 12, 2020
4675 Eckmansville Raoad, Winchester, Ohio (Adams County)
Corn maze, hay rides, petting zoo, pumpkins

Garver Farm
Saturdays/Sundays: September 12 – October 31, 2020 (Closed on Oct 24)
6716 Hamilton Lebanon Road, Middletown, Ohio
Pick your pumpkin
Night walks with Glowsticks in the evening

The Great Pumpkin Fest
October 10, 2020
Keehner Park at 7211 Barret Road, West Chester, Ohio
Puppet show, costume contest, not-so-scary haunted trail, wagon rides and more

October 17–28 and 24-25, 2020 (Weekends)
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! Advance reservations required.

Harvest Moon Festival
October 10, 2020
Swaim Park at 7650 Cooper Road, Montgomery, Ohio
Hayrides, pumpkins and more!

Haunted Village
October 9, 10, 16, 16 23 and 24, 2020 –  confirm before going
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.

Hidden Valley Orchards Festivals
September 12–13, 2020: All About Apples Weekend
September 19–20, 2020: Caramel Apple Weekend
September 26, 2020: HVOktober Fete

October 2–4, 2020: Pumpkin Celebration Weekend
October 17–18, 2020, 2019: Harvest Fete
October 24–25, 2020: Pumpkin Pie Weekend
October 30, 2020: Crate Room Costume Party
October 31, 2020: Halloween

5474 North State Route 48, Lebanon, Ohio

Iron’s Fruit Farm
September 26–October 25, 2020 (Weekends)
1640 Stubbs Mill Road in Lebanon, Ohio
Enjoy a corn maze, pumpkin patch and more!

Jack O’Lantern Junction
September 19 – October 31, 2020 (Closed on Wednesdays)
EnterTRAINment Junction
7379 Squire Court in West Chester
Trick or treat maze, kid-friendly ghosts and indoor pumpkin patch

Jackson Family Farm
September 27, October 3–4, 10–11, 17–18 and 24–25, 2020
6760 West Alexandria Road, Middletown, Ohio
Fall on the Farm: pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay rides, petting zoo

Minges and Weber Family Pumpkin Festival
Cancelled for 2020
6007 Kilby Road in Harrison, Ohio
Learn about agriculture and enjoy pumpkins.

Niederman Family Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
September 25 – October 31, 2020
4972 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45011
Corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayride, kids play area and more!

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

Pioneer Village Harvest Festival
October 17–18, 2020
3999 Pioneer Village Road in Waynesville, Ohio
Learn how the pioneers prepare for winter.

Schwab Family Farm Market Fall Fling
No decision about festival as of 9/7/2020.
3967 Oxford-Reily Road at Oxford, Ohio
Enjoy fall at the farm!

Shaw’s Pumpkin Times
Starting September 19, 2020
Shaw Farms at 1737 Ohio 131, Milford, Ohio
Live music, hayrides and more! Find your perfect pumpkin. Corn maze!

Simmons Farms
Weekends starting September 26, 2020
3020 Schaller Road, Bethel, Ohio
Pumpkins patch, pumpkins, hay and apples for sale

Weber Family Pumpkin Festival
Cancelled for 2020
6007 Kilby Road in Harrison, Ohio
Enjoy pumpkins, crafts, games, food, music, pony rides and a petting zoo!

Dayton and Springfield, Ohio Pumpkin Patches and Festivals

Aullwood Apple Fest
Cancelled 2020
Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm at 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton, Ohio
Celebrate the harvest and apples! Apple…pie, cider, dumplings, butter, fries and more

Barn-n-Bunk Fall Festival Weekends
September 26 – October 25, 22020 (Saturdays and Sundays)
3677 Wayne-Madison Rd., Trenton, Ohio
Food, pumpkin picking and activities

Bonnybrook Farms 
3779 St Rt 132, Clarksville, Ohio
Pumpkin patch, wagon ride, corn maze, campfires

Bonnybrook Farms: Great Pumpkin Run
September 1– November 22, 2020 (virtual run)
Run info here.
3779 OH-132, Clarksville, Ohio
Run or walk the 5k through your own park or neighborhood this year

Bradford Pumpkin Show
Cancelled for 2020
Bradford, Ohio
Decorating contest, parade, rides, crafts and more!

Country Applefest
September 26–27, 2020
Warren County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Ohio
It’s all about apples at this festival – from food to crafts.

Fall Farm Fest
October 10–11, 2020
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

Fall Festival Weekends
September 19–10, 26–27, 2020; + October 3–25, 2020 (Weekends)
Barn N Bunk
3677 Wayne Madison Road in Trenton, Ohio 45067
Hayrides, corn maze, train ride, corn maze and more!

Heritage of Flight Festival and Parade
Cancelled for 2020
Main Street in New Carlisle
Enjoy the parade of planes, live entertainment, carnival rides and more!

Idle-Hour Ranch
August – October 2020 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
4845 W. Fenner Road in Troy, Ohio
Enjoy a corn maze, hayrides, movies on the barn and flashlight nights!

Kleather’s Pumpkin Patch in Springboro
Starting September 2020
90 W. Central Avenue, Springboro, Ohio
Pumpkins, gourds, apple cider and more!; see the pumpkin carriage

McMonigle Farms
September 26 – end of October, 2020
Pumpkin Fest: September 26 and 27, 2020 + October weekends 
7441 Franklin Madison Road
Pumpkins, corn maze, hayrides, etc…

Oakwood Family Fall Festival
Cancelled for 2020
Shafor Park in Oakwood, Ohio
Games, food, hayrides, pumpkin painting and more! Kids encouraged to dress up in costumes.

Ohio Sauerkraut Festival
Cancelled for 2020
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.)

Schaefers Farm Market
September 19 – October 2020
5024 Jacksonburg Road, Trenton, Ohio
Organic 15-acre pumpkin patch, corn maze, fall festival and more

Sizemore Farm Pumpkin Patch
Cancelled for 2020
7603 Upper Miamisburg Road in Miamisburg, Ohio
Pick your own pumpkins at the pumpkin patch. Kids can enjoy the Dragon Wagon ride, a hay ride and sip some apple cider!

Toms Maze and Pumpkin Farm
September 11 – November 1, 2020
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

Tuken’s Orchard and Farm Market
Starting September 2020
15725 Eaton Pike, West Alexandria, Ohio
Hayrides to the 15-acre pumpkin patch; petting zoo; lots of gourds and squash; apple picking, too, in September

Windmill Farm Market
September 26 – October 31, 2020 (weekends)
1454 East State Route 73, Springboro, Ohio
Hayrides to the pumpkin patch

Yellow Springs Street Fair
Cancelled for 2020
Yellow Springs, Ohio
Enjoy viewing over 200 art and craft booths along with some great food and entertainment in the artsy town!

Young’s Jersey Dairy – Pick Your Pumpkin
September 19 – October 25, 2020
6880 Springfield-Xenia Road, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Enjoy selecting your pumpkin from the field (or pick on from out store), wagon rides

Young’s 33rd Annual Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival
Cancelled for 2020
Young’s Jersey Dairy
6880 Springfield-Xenia Road in Yellow Springs, Ohio
Pumpkin donut hole making, pumpkin painting, watch cow milking and more!

Northern Kentucky Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals

Country Pumpkins – Fall Festival
September 12 – October 31, 2020
Alpine Hills Dairy Farm at 1835 Sherman Mt. Zion Road in Dry Ridge, Kentucky
Pumpkins, gourds, corn maze, petting zoo, pony rides, music and more!

Evans Orchard Harvest Festival
September 19 – October 31, 2020
198 Stone Road, Georgetown, Kentucky
Enjoy the festival

Farm Haven
Cancelled for 2020
Park at Union Presbyterian Church at 10259 US Highway 42, Union, Kentucky (walk across the bridge to the farm)
Enjoy the pumpkin patch, corn maze, pony rides, petting zoo and hay rides!

Kinman Farm Fall Fest
September 12 – October 25, 2020 (Fridays – Sundays)
4175 Burlington Pike, Burlington, Kentucky
Corn maze, hayrides, pony rides, pumpkin patch, food, pumpkins and more! Order tickets online.

Kentucky Wool Festival
Cancelled for 2020
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

McGlasson Farms
Mid September – November, 2020 (Open daily)
5832 River Road, (Route 8) Hebron, Kentucky
Pick your own pumpkins

Neltner’s Farm Fall Festival
End of September – October 25, 2020 (Weekends)
6922 Four Mile Road, Camp Springs, Kentucky 41059
Enjoy live music along with wagon rides, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, model train display and more!

Turning of the Leaves
October 10, 2020
Augusta, Kentucky
Entertainment, vendors and a great way to welcome the fall season

Southeastern Indiana Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals

Fall Old Court Days
Cancelled for 2020
Jefferson County Courthouse at 300 East Main Street, Madison, Indiana
Crafts, antiques and food!

Greystone Farm Pumpkin Patch
Fall 2020
15412 Wilson Creek Rd., Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Wagon rides to the pumpkin patch

Lawrenceburg Fall Fest
September 26–28, 2020
Downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Games, carnival rides food, beer garden, chili contest, car show and live music

Lobenstein Farm Annual Pumpkin Festival
Undecided as of September 7, 2020
29703 Post Road, St. Leon, Indiana 57032
Pick your own pumpkins, enjoy a hayride, craft booths and the petting zoo.513-582-0762

Rising Sun Navy Bean Festival
Cancelled for 2020
Main and Front Streets at Rising Sun, Indiana
Navy bean soup, homemade cornbread and other great food, rides, games and more

Sunman Fall Festival
Cancelled 2020
Sunman, Indiana
Enjoy early fall fun

Vogt Farm Pumpkin Festival
September 26–27, 2020 (Weekends)
12115 North State Road 129 in Batesville, Indiana
Trolley rides to the pumpkin patch, pony rides, corn maze and more

Weber Family Pumpkin Festival
Cancelled for 2020
6007 Kilby Road in Harrison, Ohio
Enjoy pumpkins, crafts, games, food, music, pony rides and a petting zoo!

Wendel Farms
September through October 2020  (Weekends) 
Wendel Farms at 8134 N. State Line Rd in Riley Township in Brookville, Indiana 47012
6.5 acre corn maze, petting farm and pumpkin patch. Masks required.

Have we missed any local pumpkin patches? Let us know at sknabe@sibcycline.com


Updated September 16, 2020

Local Places for Taking Walks – Socially Distanced

Being socially distanced while outside is not always an easy thing to do. If you are looking for a possible crowd-free place to take a walk or a bike ride, take a look at our list of local spots. (Be sure to bring your mask!)


Armleder Park Trail
5057 Wooster Pike, CIncinnati, Ohio 45227
Two-mile paved trail is located between Armleder Road and Wooster Road as part of the Otto Armleder Park.

Ault Park
3600 Observatory Ave., Mt. Lookout (Cincinnati), Ohio
Beautiful gardens are there as well as some nature trails.

Beech Acres Park
6910 Salem Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
There is 1.27-miles of paved trail in the park.

Blue Ash Nature Park
4433 Cooper Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
This park have a lovely nature trail to explore.

California Woods Nature Preserve
5400 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
There are 113 acres of forest at California Woods. The trails are not always open – please check first! This preserve is not pet friendly.

Cincinnati Nature Center
4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, Ohio 45150
Rowe Woods at the nature center 14 miles of trails. Dogs are permitted – they must be registered first.

Delhi Township
Look at the Vibrant Delhi walking paths. There are paths from .75 miles to 2.5 miles.

East Fork State Park
3294 Elklick Rd., Bethel, Ohio 45106
There are several trails to explore: 12-mile Backpack Trail and the 37-mile Steven Newman Worldwalker Perimeter Trails that circles the park

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve
3455 Poole Rd., Colerain Township, Ohio 45251
The .6-mile Pin Oak Trail has a wildflower garden along the way.

Fernbank Park
50 Thornton Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45233
Located along the Ohio River near Sayler Park, this park has a 1.2 miles paved trail and a one-mile Sycamore nature trail.

Five Mile Trail
2710 Newtown Rd., Anderson Township, Ohio 45255
2.5 miles of paved trail.

French Park
3012 Section Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45237
Enjoy exploring the hiking trails!

Glenwood Gardens
10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215
There are prairies and gardens to explore as well as wetlands and forests. There are two trails – a one-mile paved trails and a 1.6-miles wetland loop trail.

Green Township Bike and Walk Trail
Hutchinson Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45248
This trail has 2 miles of paved trails.

Loveland Bike Trail
Historic Loveland, Milford, Miami Township, Newtown and Lebanon
Part of the Little Miami State Park Trail. the paved path runs along the river and parts of the former railroad.

Madisonville Trail
There are several walking trails (and sidewalks) to follow in Madisonville. The five-mlle route takes you along the Murray Avenue trail.

McCullough Nature Preserve and Lindner Park
2726 Cypress Way, Norwood (CIncinnati), Ohio 45212
2726 Cypress Way, Pleasant Ridge
This park has a goldfish pond and gardens as well as trails to explore.

Miami Whitewater Forest
9001 Mt. Hope Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030
Trails include: 7.80-mile Shaker Trace trail, 1.4-mile fitness trail, 1.7-mile Badlands, .8-mile Oakleaf, .6-mile Tallgrass Prairie and 1.4-mile Timberlakes nature trails.

Mt. Airy Forest
5083 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
There are many miles for the nine hiking trails to explore and enjoy. Read more about the trails here.

Redbird Hollow Preserve
618 Given Road, Cincinnati (Village of Indian Hill, Ohio 45243
Three miles of trails.

Rentschler Forest
5701 Reigart Road, Fairfield Township Ohio 45011
Miles of hiking trails and the Great Miami River Recreation Trail is accessible

Sharon Woods Park
11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, (Cincinnati) Ohio 45241
This park is very large. There is a 2.6-mile trail around the lake, a one-mile fitness trail and a .7-mile Gorge nature trail.

Spring Grove Cemetery
4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45232
This cemetery has 15 lakes and 44 miles of paved roads. The public is welcome to explore the cemetery and arboretum.

Voice of American MetroPark
7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069
Paved and natural trails!

Winton Woods
10245 Winton Road, Springfield Township, Ohio 45231
The park has 2.6 miles of paved trails, 1.1-mile fitness trails and .7-mile Great Oaks and 1.1-mile Kingfisher nature trails.

Woodland Mound
8250 Old Kellogg Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45255
There is a 1.2-mile paved trail, .9-mile fitness trail, .6-mile Hedgeapple and .8-mile Seasongood nature trails.

See a list of all Hamilton County Great Parks here.


Buckcreek Trail
2630 Croft Rd., Springfield, Ohio
This is a 9.2-mile trail from Plum Street leading to Buck Creek State Park

Carriage Hill Yellow Trail
7800 Shull Rd, Huber Heights, OH 45424
There are several trails available from .7 miles to 3.4 miles long.

Charleston Falls Preserve
2535 Ross Road, Tipp City, Ohio
Walk or hike four miles of trails. There is a beautiful waterfall along the way called Mini Niagara.

Clarence J. Brown Reservoir Lakeview Trail
The main trail at Buck Creek with 3.9 miles of trails.

Cox Arboretum MetroPark
6733 Springboro Pike, Dayton, Ohio 45449
Enjoy several trails from one-half mile to almost two miles long.

George Rogers Clark Park

There are several trails to follow (Hosterman Lake Loop, Tecumseh Trail, Puckeshiwah Trail and Maluntha Trail).

Grant Park Outer Trail
501 Normandy Ridge Rd, Dayton, OH 45459
3.2 miles for walks and hikers. Enjoy bird watching while you walk!

Great Miami River Trail: Middletown to Piqua
75 miles of trails!

Iron Horse Trail
Seven miles if trails through Centerville and Kettering.

John Bryan State Park
3790 State Route 370, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
This park offers miles of scenic trails with views of the limestone gorge.

Little Miami Scenic Trail
117 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio 45502
The old Little Miami Railway is now paved for walking and biking. In Springfield (the northern-most part of the trail), is starts in the city and travels south to Milford. Ohio.

Simon Kenton Trail
80 Villa Rd., Springfield, Ohio 45503
There are 18 miles of paved trails.

Sugarcreek MetroPark
4178 Conference Road, Bellbrook, Ohio. 45305
There are many places in this park for a walk or hike. Hike the 1.3-mile Orange Tail to The Osage Orange Tunnel – a very scenic grove of trees and a great place for a photo.

Sweet Arrow Reserve Trail
789 Little Sugarcreek Rd., Sugarcreek Township, Ohio
Seven trails loops from one-half mile to 1.5 miles.

Woodland Historic Cemetery & Arboretum

118 Woodland Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45409
This cemetery has 3,000 trees and hundreds of plants along their 200 acres. Solitary peaceful walks along the grounds are permitted. Download the mobile app for self-guided tours. (The Mausoleum is locked unless a scheduled appointment is made Monday–Friday.)


Alexandria Community Park
3965 Alexandria Drive, Alexandria, Kentucky 41001
The Lake Trail is along a forested wetland and is a scenic place to walk

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
3380 Beaver Road, Union, Kentucky 41091
Walk along 4.5 miles of hiking trails (both paved and unpaved). And, be sure to view the bison!

Boone Co. Arboretum
9190 Camp Ernst Rd., Union, Kentucky 41091
The arboretum has many gardens to walk and explore: Theme Gardens and the Rain Garden, to name two. There is a native grassland and woodland area where you can observe nature. There are 2.2 miles of walking trails in the arboretum!

Boone Cliffs Nature Preserve
4700 Middle Creek Rd. Burlington, Kentucky 41005
There are 2.4 miles of unpaved walking trails along with beautiful cliff formations to admire.

Devou Park
1201 Park Drive, Covington, Kentucky 41011
The backcountry trails have eight miles available for walkers or bikers. There are also paved trails available that take you past some of the park’s landmarks.

Dinsmore Woods
5700 Burlington PIke, Burlington, Kentucky 41005
There are unpaved trails available for foot traffic. (No bicycles permitted.) Note: there is no phone coverage.

Doe Run Lake Park
1501 Bullock Pen Rd., Covington, Kentucky 41017
Doe Run lake is surrounded by hiking tails.

Fort Thomas Landmark Tree Trail
100 Carmel Manor Dr., Ft. Thomas, Kentucky 41075
The looped trail is 1.1 miles long and has some steep hills. There are beautiful old trees to admire along the walk.

Gunpowder Creek Nature Park
6750 Sperti Ln., Burlington, Kentucky 41005
An unpaved, 1.25-mile looped trail heads uphill and ends at Gunpowder Creek.

Hiking Trails at Highlands Cemetery
2167 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
You’re going to find over four miles of connecting trails here. View woodland wildflowers as well as birds and other animals.

Middle Creek Park
5655 Burlington Pike, Burlington, Kentucky 41005
Unpaved trails (8.5 miles) are available for hiking. View wildflowers and wildlife along the way


Dearborn Trails
Greendale, Lawrenceburg and Aurora, Indiana
4.5 mile paved path along the Ohio River. Access the trail from Walnut Street in Lawrenceburg.

Lawrenceburg/Aurora Trail
Lawrenceburg and Aurora, Indiana
This is a 7.3-mile trail with tunnels, little towns and scenery along the way.

Ludlow Hill Park
Oelker Drive), Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025
Walking trails with scenic fishing lakes.

Versailles State Park
1387 U.S. 50 East, Versailles, IN 47042
This is Indiana’s second largest state park. Enjoy one of the many walking trails.

Have a local trail or interesting place to walk that you want to add? Let us know at sknabe@sibcycline.com

Updated: September 8, 2020

Sibcy Cline Agents and Employees – Spending Time in their Backyards this Summer!

What has been the most popular place in your home this summer? Odds are it’s your backyard. With the current world situation, everyone has been spending time at home and enjoying their outdoor spaces. And, many people have added improvements to their yards – from mulching, gardening, fencing, or adding fun “toys” such as a pool. Reports the Wall Street Journal, “Some 46% of consumers said they did a landscaping, gardening or outdoor-living project update in the last three months.” The newspaper also said sales of grills increased by 46% in May and sales of inflatable pools, playground equipment and water blasters increased by 51%. Needless to say, Americans are staying busy in the yards. It’s the destination for summer!

We wanted to share some of Sibcy Cline agents’ and employees’ backyards and outdoor spaces with you:

Shelbey Loudin (of Sibcy Cline’s Professional Development Center) lives along a beautiful golf course and her backyard has very lovely views. Shelbey’s family spends much time outside on the patio. They enjoy grilling out, using the fire pit and jumping on their trampoline. Their dog, Maya, also loves being outside and has been very good about leaving the golfers alone. The Loudins stay up-to-date with their neighbors with evening chats – all from the backyard!

Shelbey Loudin

Cindy Zulla, Branch Office Administrator from Sibcy Cline’s Hyde Park, lives in the West End in Cincinnati and has a very quaint backyard. The brick-laid courtyard gives her some green space that she enjoys with her dog, Twyla. Behind the lattice arbor is Cindy’s veggie garden. And, on the side is a flower garden filled with hostas. Cindy’s backyard is hidden, green urban treasure. A tree grows in the West End – so to speak! IMG_1179

Wayne Milam a Realtor from Sibcy Cline West Chester has an awesome backyard. It has everything you could want: Large stamped patio – check. Sun umbrellas with LED lights – check. Fire pit – check. Hot tub spa – check. Pool – check. Swing set – check. Half-court basket ball – check. Wayne and his family basically have a vacation built right in the backyard. Weekends are busy at the Milam house with family BBQs. The pool is been quite popular since many family member’s HOA pools were closed this season. The basketball court is enjoyed by all including Wayne, his children and grandchildren. His backyard borders some Fairfield Township woods so there is plenty of privacy.


Maura Black of Sibcy Cline’s Western Hills office has been enjoying wooded views from her 1.5-acre backyard this year. (She moved to her home this past spring.) The former homeowner was a master gardener and converted the green space into a wildlife habitat and converted fallen trees into a log-style walking trail. From a screened porch, Maura enjoys taking in nature and has seen owls (see pic of a Barred Owl below), deer, foxes, turkeys, ravine salamanders, turtles, snakes as well as bugs. She says the best time in her yard is between 8:30am and 11:30am when the sunlight filters through the trees. She and her family love where they live and if you visit, bring binoculars!


Sometimes that backyard just has to have amenities. Such is the case of the home of Rob Streicher, Vice President/Sales Manager of Sibcy Cline West Chester. He and his wife, Vonda, have a “decked” out  deck complete with a flat-screen television and hot tub spa. They can enjoy being outside while watching their favorite sports – which this summer has been viewing Reds baseball games. It’s very good times at the Streicher residence!


Tawnyah Wolff, Branch Office Administrator at Sibcy Cline West Chester, has a gorgeous three-season porch decorated “boho chic”. She hung a porch swing and has all kinds of interesting fabrics that mix well. It’s a comfortable place to peer out and enjoy viewing the backyard and bird feeder. Tawnyah said this outdoor room is her “happy place” and is her favorite place to relax, listen to music, chat on the phone or take a nap. (The room used to be simply decorated in blue and white. Her son gave her a Moroccan-inspired lantern and that inspired the color changes!) 


Lisa and Rob Fix (aka The Fix Solution) moved into their home a couple of years ago. Their backyard is along a golf course that offers the most heavenly sunset views. They spend much of their leisure time in the backyard patio or screened porch, grilling dinner and enjoying life. There have been a few instances of golf balls hitting windows – but Lisa and Rob don’t mind. It’s worth it to have those vista views!



Lovita Williams, a Sibcy Cline Florence and Northern Hills agent, has been busy gardening in her backyard this summer. She and fiance, Curtis Gordon, worked very hard tilling and planting in the spring. They are now harvesting a bounty of veggies: zucchini, cucumbers, kale, potatoes, banana peppers, green peppers and tomatoes. And, we cannot forget about their garden containers of herbs! Lovita and Curtis also enjoy relaxing in their yard – they have two hammocks where they can sit back and enjoy life.

Larry Fisher, Sibcy Cline’s Webmaster, enjoys vegetable gardening in his backyard. (He has been known to plant very hot peppers!) Larry and his wife, Anne, are serious about their garden – please note the raised bed, animal-guard fencing and weed-guard cloth in the photo below. This year, the Fishers are enjoying zucchini, yellow squash, jalapeno peppers and several varieties of tomatoes from their backyard garden.


Sandy Butler, an agent with Sibcy Cline Kenwood, is a passionate gardener. (She hosts a Facebook group called Cincinnati Urban Farmers.) This year, Sandy (along with her friend Donald Morris) planted: peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, beets, green beans, collards, kale, watermelons and herbs. (She also enjoys planting flowers along with the veggies.) Sandy checks the plants daily, looking for bugs, removing dead leaves, waters and fertilizes when needed. Once Sandy harvests items, she takes them to the kitchen where she either prepares wonderful meals or cans veggies to use later. (Where do you find time for all of this?) Sandy and Donald’s backyard is one of green-thumb wonderfulness – from the patio to the beautiful lawn, to the flowers and vegetables.


Andrew Tanen of Sibcy Cline Kenwood has been quite busy this summer in his backyard. He and his wife, Victoria, have been tending to their flowers and shrubs that include: sunflowers, butterfly bushes, zinnias, Black-eyed Susans, Russian lavender among many other types of flowers. They also have been growing veggies – tomatoes, cucumbers, jalapeno, cilantro, shallots, turnips and lettuce. Andrew and Victoria “hardscaped” the flower beds with decorative lighting, rock edging, statue figures and river rock. Their yard is gorgeous and has been attracting pollinators including butterflies, honey bees, bumble bees, yellow finches and humming birds. What a wonderful place to enjoy while staying home this summer.


Nancy Holthaus, Sibcy Cline Photographer, has been busy this summer with her backyard garden. For the past several years, she has worked on clearing out the back area, and this spring she planted hydrangeas along with other plants. She dug a vegetable garden for the first time and planted lots of tomatoes, zucchini, butternut squash and peppers. The container-style herb garden has flourished this summer and Nancy reports she shares the bounty with neighbors. The piece de resistance are the dinner-plate sized hibiscus that grow in the yard. Those plants came with the house when she purchased it and have been blooming yearly. Nancy had help with all of her planting this year in her backyard from her daughter and son!



Melanie Beck  with Sibcy Cline Northeast has had fun in her backyard with her granddaughter, Hannah. When you want to go to the beach but you are stuck at home – all it takes is a watering hose and a beachball. Voila – fun times cooling off in the yard!


It’s pool time at the home of Chip Hatfield, agent with Sibcy Cline West Chester. He has a wonderful yard with an upper deck, lower patio and in-ground pool. He and his family have spent hours in the yard. The grandkids love to come over and splash in the water.

Bev and Bill Scott (aka The Bev Scott Team) are from Sibcy Cline West Chester. The view from their deck in the evening is glorious with the full moon! The Scotts live along the 7th fairway of the Shaker Run Golf Course in Lebanon. They watch all of the golfers in action from their third-level porch. Bev and Bill enjoy entertaining family and friends all summer long on their deck where the drinks are cold and the friendship is free!

Helena and Marc Cameron (aka the Cameron Group) have a beautiful backyard to enjoy. These Sibcy Cline Northeast agents have over one-half acre of yard along the end of a cul-de-sac. Three Honey Locust trees turn a breathtaking golden color in the fall. The Camerons’ dog, Banks, loves to run throughout the yard and chase deer and squirrels. Helena and Marc spend as much time as possible on their deck taking in the views. They have a grill and a smoker and have enjoyed many meals outside this summer. For the past two years, a family of Cooper Hawks have nested in their backyard trees and they have enjoyed watching these birds teach the fledglings to fly. (And, yes, Marc does all of the mowing!)

Susanne Anton has a peaceful backyard setting at her home! An agent with Sibcy Cline West Chester, she has been taking advantage of its screened-in back porch and deck this summer. It’s coffee, dinner and socially distanced entertaining outside for Susanne and her husband, Dave Wendt. Their home backs up to a green belt and they like to watch the birds and admire the trees!

Tiffany Allen-Zeuch of Sibcy Cline West Chester enjoys outdoor living with her family. Her father has a fabulous covered patio that is an oasis of wonderfulness. It includes two televisions, a fireplace, kitchen, fire pit, grills and plenty of seating. Why go on vacation? Just step outside!

That’s it for our “Sibcy Cline Backyard Round Up”. If you want ideas on enjoying a vacation at home, read our article here.

What’s been your favorite outdoor activity at home this summer?

Local Oktoberfests for 2020

Oktoberfest in August? Yes. Our local Oktoberfests begin in August and run through October. Put on your lederhosen and plan on enjoying German music, food and entertainment at one of them.

For 2020, many traditional Oktoberfests have been cancelled. (See the list at the bottom.) Even the original Oktoberfest in Munich is cancelled this year.

Before heading out the door to a festival, please check to make sure it has not been cancelled due to COVID-19. Plan to be socially distanced at these public events.

Here is our list of local Oktoberfests throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Southeastern Indiana and Northern Kentucky in order by date:

Donauschwaben Oktoberfest
August 9, 2020
4290 Dry Ridge Road in Colerain Township, Cincinnati, Ohio

Germanfest Picnic LITE
August 14–15, 2020
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio
Order your German meal ahead of time and enjoy it at your favorite park or at home! (2021 picnic dates: August 13–15)

Oktoberfest Sign

Springboro Oktoberfest
September 10–11, 2020 – no public festival –Take-out food to go!
Springboro United Church of Christ, 5 West Mill Street, Springboro, Ohio
Order your German meal to enjoy in your private Oktoberfest this year.

Batesville, Indiana Oktoberfest Street Festival
September 11–12, 2020
35 S. Main St., Batesville, Indiana
Live music and a beer garden

Oktoberfest Banners

Osgood’s 6th Annual Bricktoberfest
September 19, 2020
Osgood, Indiana
Smoked BBQ, live entertainment, beer and wine garden (not a true Oktoberfest!)

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
September 18–27, 2020 – virtual
In Za Haus – a do-it-yourself party! Order Oktoberfest packs and celebrate at home. There will also be polka pop-ups in various Cincinnati neighborhoods. Various restaurants will also be celebrating Oktoberfest Zinzinnati at their locations

Newport Oktoberfest
September 25–27, 2020
Newport, Kentucky riverfront
It’s a German tradition with food, drink and more!

St. Agnes Parish’s Oktoberfest
September 2020? – please confirm – check website (8/24/2020)
1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, Kentucky
Rides, food and live music

St. Cecilia Oktoberfest Oakley
September 26, 2020 – need to confirm (08/26/2020)
3105 Madison Road, Oakley, Cincinnati, Ohio
German music, food and dancing


St. Leon Oktoberfest
October 2–3, 2020
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. 812-407-0455

Lebanon Oktoberfest
October 10, 2020
Downtown Lebanon, Ohio

Cancelled Oktoberfests:

Germania Society Oktoberfest
Postponed until August 28–29, 2021
3529 W. Kemper Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
Let the German festivities begin!

Germantown Pretzel Festival
Cancelled for 2020
Historic Germantown, Ohio
Not an Oktoberfest – best still German!

Liberty Home German Society Oktoberfest
Cancelled for 2020
2361 Hamilton-Cleves Hwy., Hamilton/Ross, Ohio
German food, beer, rides and more!

Maysville Oktoberfest
Postponed until 2021
Downtown Maysville, Kentucky
Tradition music, folk dancing, German bier and cuisine. Enjoy the parade!

New Vienna Oktoberfest
Cancelled for 2020
New Vienna, Ohio
German….everything! Beer, brats and polka

Cancelled for 2020
Oakley Square on Madison Road, Cincinnati, Oho
Beer and entertainment!

Oktoberfest – Aurora
Cancelled for 2020
Second and Main Streets, Aurora, Indiana
Dancing on Main Oktoberfest style

Oktoberfest – The Dayton Art Institute
Cancelled for 2020
Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, Ohio

Old Milford Oktoberfest
Assume cancelled for 2020
Little Miami Brewing Company at 208 Mill Street, Milford, Ohio
Live music, food, beer and games – a la German style.

Sister Cities of Vandalia Oktoberfest
Cancelled for 2020
Vandalia Sports Complex on Stonequarry Road in Vandalia, Ohio
Live music and lots of German food

St. Jude Oktoberfest Bridgetown
Cancelled for 2020
5924 Bridgetown Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Music, games, rides and food

Saint Timothy Parish Oktoberfest
Cancelled for 2020
10272 US 42 at Union, Kentucky
Rides, games, live music and food!

Westseite Brauen Oktoberfest
Assume cancelled for 2020
West Side Brewing at 3044 Harrison Ave., (Westwood), Cincinnati, Ohio
Live music, food trucks and more

Updated: August 26, 2020