December 2017 Festivals and Events throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

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It’s December and time to enjoy all of the wonder of the holidays. There is so much to do this month – shows, parades, light shows, plays, luminaries… and more! Take a look at what is happening in December throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. There are over 100 event to attend!

Events in order by date.

THROUGHOUT THE MONTH…

Timeless Memories of Christmas
November 1 – December 31, 2017
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at 765 W. Central Avenue in Springboro, Ohio
Enjoy dinner and live theater with Christmas carols and more!

Antique Christmas
November 3, 2017 – January 7, 2018
316 Pike Street at the Taft Museum of Art in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
See antique ornaments and toys at this festive display.

The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection
November 4 – February 3, 2018
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center at 50 East Freedom Way in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Views artifacts and artwork that spans 400 years of history

Timeless Memories of Christmas at La Comedia
November 8 – December 30, 2017
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, Ohio
Christmas carols, costumers and holiday fare!

Christmas Night of Lights
November 10, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Coney Island at 6201 Kellogg Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio
Two-mile car ride through Cincinnati displays and light shows

Holiday Junction  featuring Brickopolis
November 10, 2017 – January 1, 2018
1301 Western Avenue at the Cincinnati Museum Center in Cincinnati, Ohio
Celebrate the holiday with motorized trains, LEGO landscaped and whimsical scenes

Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction
November 11 – January 1, 2018
7379 Squire Court in West Chester, Ohio
Enjoy holiday trains! Entrance fee.

Holiday Toy Trains
November 11, 2017 January 14, 2018
Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington, Kentucky
Enjoy all of the choo choos!

Holiday Lights at Sharon Woods
November 17- December 31, 2017
Route 42 Sharon Woods in Sharonville, Ohio (Cincinnati)
Outdoor Christmas lights display to enjoy while driving through Sharon Woods

Holiday Lights on the Hill
November 17 – December 31, 2017
1763 Ohio 128 (Hamilton-Cleves Road) at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Hamilton, Ohio
Two-mile round trip drive-through light display

PNC Festival of Lights
November 18, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in Cincinnati, Ohio
Stroll through themed areas of holiday lights while visiting Fiona and the other zoo animals

Cincinnati Choo Choo Holiday Show
November 18, 2017 –  January 7, 2018
Krohn Conservatory
Train runs through a scenic wonderland of lowers and recreation of iconic Cincinnati landmarks

Victorian Christmas
November 21 – December 30, 2017
Hillforest Victorian House Museum at 213 Fifth Street in Aurora, Indiana
Step back into time and see Christmas as it was celebrated years ago.

A Christmas Carol
November 22 – December 30, 2017
926 Mount Adams Circle at Playhouse in the Park in Cincinnati, Ohio
Bah! Humbug!

Light Up Middletown
November 23 – December 31, 2017
Downtown Middletown, Ohio.
Drive-through light display!

LM&M Railroad North Pole Express
November 24 –  December 24, 2017 (select days)
127 S. Mechanic St. at the Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad in Lebanon, Ohio
Nine-mile round-trip train ride with Santa and cocoa

Winterfest
November 24 – December 30, 2017
Kings Island in Mason, Ohio
Nine winter wonderlands featuring holiday lights, ice skating, rides and seasonal costumed characters

Woodland Lights
November 24 – December 30, 2017 (Closed 12/24 and 12/25)
895 Miamisburg Centerville Road in Countryside Park, Ohio (Washington Township)
Miami Valley’s light festival! Half-mile wooded path of lights. Admission.

Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa
November 24 – December 31, 2017
1 Aquarium Way at Newport Aquarium in Newport, Kentucky
Visit underwater Santa!

Shillito’s Elves
November 24 – December 31, 2017
6940 Madisonville Road in Mariemont, Ohio (Cincinnati)
Remember going downtown to see all of the stores’ window displays? Shillito’s elves and Santa’s workshop are on display – now in Mariemont!

Whispering Christmas
November 24 – December 31, 2017
Fort Saint Clair Park at 135 Camden Road in Eaton, Ohio
View 2 million Christmas lights while driving through.

Clifton Mill Christmas Lights
November 24, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Clifton Mill at 75 Water Street in Clifton, Ohio
3.5 million Christmas lights throughout the mill, riverbanks and bridges

Virginia Kettering’s Holiday Train Display
November 24 – January 2, 2018
The Kettering Tower (Second and Main Streets) in Kettering, Ohio
One-of-a-kind model train display.

Rikes Wonderland Windows
November 25 – December 30, 2017
The Schuster Center at 1W. 2nd Street in downtown Dayton, Ohio
View the Rike’s department store’s holiday window displays with animated elves and lights!

Water Wonderland with Scuba Santa
November 25 – December 31,  2017
1 Aquarium Way at Newport Aquarium in Newport, Kentucky
Visit underwater Santa!

A Carillon Christmas
November 30 – December 30, 2017
Carillon Park at 1000 Carillon Boulevard in Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy Christmas lights, Santa, live music and more!

The Nutcracker
November 30 – December 2, 2017
18 W. Central Parkway at the School for Creative Performing Arts in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
A holiday tradition!

A Carillon Christmas
November 30 – December 30, 2017
Carillon Park at 1000 Carillon Boulevard in Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy Christmas lights, Santa, live music and more!

IN DECEMBER…

Cincideutsch Christkindlmarkt
November 24 – December 16, 2017 (weekends)
Fountain Square, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Traditional German holiday goodies!

Woodland Lights at Countryside Park
November 25 – December 3, 2017 (Weekends)
December 8 – 30, 2017 (Nightly)
Washington Township, Ohio
Walk through a half-mile wonderland of Christmas lights.

Christmas Tree Festival
November 29 – December 3, 2017
Lima, Ohio
Enjoy viewing 85 themed Christmas trees.

City of Moraine Tree-Lighting Ceremony
December 1, 2017
Moraine, Ohio
Lights, carols, cookies and hot chocolate!

Luminary Walk
December 1, 2017
Forest Field Park at 2100 E. Centerville Station Road in Dayton, Ohio
One-mile candlelit walk through Bill Yeck Park.

Kettering Mayors Christmas Tree Lighting
December 1, 2017
3600 Shroyer Road in Kettering, Ohio
Countdown to the lighting of the Christmas tree, enjoy treats and the lights of Lincoln Park

Christmas at the Kroc
December 1, 2017
1000 N. Keowee Street in Dayton, Ohio (Salvation Army and Kroc Community Center)
Tree lighting, photos with Santa and more!

The Littlest Angel
December 1-2, 2017
University of Dayton’s  Kennedy Union Boll Theatre at 300 College Park Drive in Dayton, Ohio
Performances by the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Homemade Holiday Dayton
December 1-2, 2017
Yellow Cab Tavern at 700 E. 4th Street in downtown Dayton, Ohio
30 artisans will be selling their goods. Enjoy food and displays!

Christmas Saengerfest
December 1-2, 2017
Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Choral performances to enjoy.

A Charlie Brown Christmas
December 1, 3, 8, 9 and 10, 2017
Lebanon Theatre Company
Da di da da di da daaaa daaaaa.

Christmas in the Village
December 1-3, 2017
Waynesville, Ohio
Enjoy costumed carolers, Santa and shopping.

Christkindlmarkt
December 1-3, 2017
Courtyard Marriott at 1 Riverfront Plaza in Hamilton, Ohio
Enjoy German everything for the holidays.

Tuna Christmas
December 1-9, 2017
2752 US 42 at Theater 42 in Lebanon, Ohio
Tuna, Texas – the third smallest town in Texas! Enjoy the play!

Awaited – A Christmas Experience
December 1-23, 2017
Crossroads Church at 3500 Madison Road in Oakley, Cincinnati, Ohio
Crossroads Church at 9900 Reading Road in Mason, Ohio
Christmas pageant with live music, singing and acting

Holiday in the Village
December 2, 2017
Downtown Montgomery, Ohio
Tree lighting, too!

Candle Night Walk
December 2, 2017
Pioneer Village at Caesar’s Creek at 3999 Pioneer Village Road in Waynesville, Ohio
All buildings will be lit by candle light!

Winterfest Reimagined
December 2, 2017
The Grove Banquet & Events Center at 9150 Winton Road in Springfield Township, Ohio (Cincinnati)
Parade, petting zoo, ice sculpture, art and more!

Christmas Home Tour in Waynesville
December 2, 2017
Waynesville, Ohio
Historic homes and buildings will be decorated for the holidays.

Crafty Supermarket Holiday Craft Show
December 2, 2017
Music Hall Ball Room in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Handmade marketplace featuring 90+ vendors

Sing Me A Story: A Christmas Carol
December 2, 2017
Aronoff Center on Elm Street in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cincinnati Boys Choir will sing many holiday classics

The Moonlight & Mistletoe Festival
December 2, 2017
418 Fairview Drive in Carlisle, Ohio
Enjoy Christmas stories, photos with Santa, live music and a cookie contest.

Luminaria in Mariemont
December 2, 2017
Village of Mariemont in Cincinnati, Ohio
Lit walkways, tree lighting and carriages rides!

Team USA Winterfest
December 2, 2017
Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Meet some athletes for Team USA and enjoy interactive experiences! Free s’mores.

Light Up Madeira
December 2, 2017
Downtown Madeira, Ohio
Carolers, hot chocolate, carriage rides and more!

Lebanon Carriage Parade and Christmas Festival
December 2, 2017
Downtown Lebanon, Ohio
The carriage parade is held in the afternoon and evening. Enjoy holiday shopping

Victorian Christmas Tour
December 2-3, 2017
East Row Historic District in Newport, Kentucky
Tour homes decked out for the season!

CCM’s Feast of Carols
December 2-3, 2017
Corbett Auditorium at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy holiday music from the chamber choir, concert orchestra, men’s and women’s choruses and the Cincinnati Children’s Choir as well as a few more guest choirs

Redsfest
December 2-3, 2017
Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Meet the players and enjoy seeing everything that is the Cincinnati Reds!

Brrrbon Holiday Dinner Cruise
December 2-16, 2017 (Saturdays)
BB Riverboats
Taste premium regional bourbons and enjoy a buffet of holidays favorites with festive music.

Santa’s Workshop
December 2-23, 2017 (Saturdays 1-3pm)
Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Visit with Santa Claus!

Holiday Music Under the Dome
December 3, 2017
1786 Burlington Pike at the Boone County Main Library in Burlington, Kentucky
Enjoy holiday music!

Sweet Sounds of the Holidays 
December 3, 2017
Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church at 3939 Stonebridge Road in Kettering, Ohio
Enjoy music from the Kettering Children’s Choir Chorale, Bach Society Chorus and more!

Model Train Show
December 3, 2017
Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio
See some exhibits from local clubs.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – the Musical
December 3, 2017
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut Street in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
You’ll go down in history!

Ultimate Holiday Craft Expo 2017
December 3, 2017
Hilton Cincinnati Airport at 7373 Turfway Road in Florence, Kentucky
Enjoy shopping for holiday gifts

A Christmas Story
December 5-10, 2017
650 Walnut Street at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
You’ll shoot your eye out!

Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer
December 7, 2017
1241 Elm Street at Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
All of your holiday favorites from a Wurlitzer organ!

Batesville’s 8th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration
December 7, 2017
S. Main St. and W. George St. in downtown Batesville, Indiana
Enjoy cocoa and treats who you take a carriage ride and listen to local school bands and choirs. Santa will also be stopping by to say hello!

Swingin Holiday Celebration
December 8-9, 2017
Schuster Performing Arts Center at 1 W. Second Street in downtown Dayton, Ohio
the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing holiday classics!

An Acoustic Christmas with Over the Rhine
December 8-10, 2017
Memorial Hall at 1225 Elm Street in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Holiday music from Over the Rhine

Holiday Pops
December 8-10, 2017
1241 Elm Street at Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the music along with dancers and singers.

ChristmasTown at the Museum
December 8-23 and 26-30, 2017
Creation Museum at 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road in Petersburg, Kentucky
Holiday lights and more.

10th Annual White Christmas Parade
December 9, 2017
Augusta, Kentucky
Enjoy the parade, holiday lights and Santa!

CCM Ensemble-in-Residence Cincinnati Children’s Choir Holiday Concert
December 9, 2017
229 CCM Blvd. at Corbett Auditorium at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the holiday music!

The Illusionists: Live From Broadway
December 9, 2017
Clark State Performing Arts Center in Springfield, Ohio
Jaw-dropping performances of grand illusion

Reindog Parade
December 9, 2017
The Monastery Event Center in Mt. Adams in Cincinnati, Ohio
Pooches and their owners dress up for the holidays!

Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market
December 9, 2017
Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio
Browse for gifts!

Deerfield Township Tree Lighting
December 9, 2017
Deerfield Towne Center at 5085 Deerfield Blvd., Deerfield Township (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Horse-carriage rides, crafts, music and Santa!

Cincinnati SantaCon
December 9, 2017
Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Bar-crawl throughout downtown Cincinnati while wearing a Santa suit!

Holly Days
December 9-10, 2017
Heritage Village Museum-at Sharon Woods
Travel back in time for a 19th century holiday with craft making, train displays, music, treats and more!

Mistletoe Magic
December 9-10, 2017
Dayton Convention Center at 22 E. Fifth Street in Dayton, Ohio
View fine artisans, gourmet food while doing your holiday shopping!

Cinderella
December 9-17, 2017
317 E. Fifth Street at the Taft Theatre in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
A classic fairytale in modern way!

Giada Valenti: Love Under the Christmas Tree
December 10, 2017
Aronoff Center on Elm Street in Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy many holiday classics!

Mt. Lookout Luminaria
December 10, 2017
M. Lookout in Cincinnati, Ohio
Drive slowly while gazing at the holiday lights and lumunaries in Mt. Lookout

The Hills of Kentucky Dulcimer
December 10, 2017
7245 US 42 at Florence Library in Florence, Kentucky
Enjoy Christmas carols and holiday songs.

Kettering Children’s Choir Community Holiday Concert
December 10, 2017
Kettering Seventh Day Adventist Church at 3939 Stonebridge Road in Kettering, Ohio
The Kettering Children’s Choir Chorus Chorale, Concert Choir and Capella will be singing

Mistletoe Magic Holiday Marketplace
December 10-11, 2017
Downtown Dayton Convention Center at 25 E. 5th Street, Dayton, Ohio
Shop for gifts! Santa will be there, too!

A Christmas Story 
December 12-17, 2017
Victoria Theatre at 138 North Main Street in downtown Dayton, Ohio
You’ll shoot your eye out!

Chanukah Wonderland (Menorah Lighting)
December 14, 2017
Deerfield Towne Center at 5085 Deerfield Blvd., Deerfield Township (Cincinnati, Ohio
Tradition treats, petting zoo and music!

A Charlie Brown Christmas
December 14-17, 2017
Sinclair College’s Blair Hall Theatre at 444 E. Third Street in Dayton, Ohio
A classic – live!

Frisch’s Presents The Nutcracker
December 14-24, 2017
1241 Elm Street in Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Holiday fantasy from the Cincinnati Ballet!

98 Degrees at Christmas
December 15, 2017
Aronoff Center at 650 Walnut Street in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Nick and Drew Lachey along with other band members will be singing holiday tunes.

Winter on the Bricks
December 15, 2017
Downtown Osgood, Indiana
Light displays along Brick Street, along with Santa, carolers, hot  chocolate and cookies!

The Nutcracker with the Dayton Ballet
December 15-23, 2017
The Schuster Center at 1 W. 2nd St. in downtown Dayton, Ohio
A holiday tradition to watch and enjoy!

City Flea Unwrapped Holiday Market
December 16, 2017
1230 Elm Street in Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Outdoor marketing with vendors and food!

Handel’s Messiah
December 17, 2017
St. Anne’s Church at 6461 Tylersville Road in West Chester, Ohio
Enjoy music from  Collegium Cincinnati

Handels Messiah
December 17, 2017
Westminster Presbyterian Church at 125 N. Wilkinson Street in Dayton, Ohio
Presentation by the Dayton Philharmonic.

Mt. Adams Luminaria
December 17, 2017
Throughout Mt. Adams in Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the lights while strolling through Mt. Adams

Christmas with Jennifer Nettles
December 19, 2017
Taft Theatre at 317 E. Fifth Street in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy holiday music

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour 2017
December 21, 2017
US Bank Area in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
A rockin’ way to enjoy holiday music!

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)
December 21-31, 2017
1195 Elm Street at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy all of your Christmas favorite stories told in an adult fashion. (Not for kids)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Concert
December 28-30, 2107
1241 Elm Street at Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Listen to the music and view some of the scenes!

The Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival
December 30-31, 2017
Christ Church at 318 E. Fourth Street in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
A yearly tradition. 14 century English attire in a Christmas pageant.

Happy Zoo Year
December 31, 2017
3400 Vine Street at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden in Cincinnati, Ohio
Early Zoo countdown with Rozzi fireworks.

New Year’s Eve: A New Stage in History
December 31, 2017
1241 Elm Street at Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Vintage-style songs a la poster-modern jukebox

New Year’s Eve Fireworks with the Cyclones
December 31, 2017
US Bank Arena in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Watch the Cyclones play ice hockey followed with indoor fireworks

Harlem GlobeTrotters
December 31, 2017
Wright State University’s Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy all kinds of basketball tricks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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


Details

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

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

Some Highlights…

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

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

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

Follow Blink Cincinnati on Twitter.

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

Spooky old derelict houseLove to scream? Go to a local haunted house in October! Here is our list of regional haunted houses in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana and Dayton for 2017:

Northern Kentucky

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USS Nightmare

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

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

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

Southeastern Indiana

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Fear Factory Haunted House

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

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Horror Hike

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

Haunted House Lost Soul Asylum
Aurora Fireplace at 5950 Dutch Hollow Road in Aurora, Indiana
October 9-31, 2017 (Fridays and Saturdays)

Cincinnati 

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Dent Schoolhouse

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

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Land of Illusion

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

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Halloween Haunt

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

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Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall

7700 Seward Avenue (45231)
House, 5 tents, a back yard and a giant vortex. This is the oldest continuously running haunted attraction in the area!

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

Dayton

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Wilmington Haunted Hollow Ride

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

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Horror Acres

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

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

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

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

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

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

Greater Cincinnati

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Operation Pumpkin
October 13-15, 2017
101 High St., #1, Hamilton, Ohio 45011
There will be a lot of food and drink booths for this event along with live music, activities and crafts and a pet parade

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shaw’s Fall Festival
September 16 – October 29, 2017
1737 Ohio 131, Milford, Ohio
Live music, hayrides and more! Find your perfect pumpkin. Corn maze!

Dayton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indiana

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

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

Kentucky 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September is time to start thinking about autumn. There are many local festivals and events to enjoy throughout this month. Take advantage of the warm weather and plan on visiting a local festival in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; or Southeastern Indiana. Events are in order by date:

Local Festivals and Events in September 2017

Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Show
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz Street at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio
September 1-3, 2017
Enjoy seeing planes perform maneuvers.

St. John Neumann Church Festival
12191 Mill Road in Springfield Township in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 1-3, 2017
Have fun at this festival.

Nativity Church Festival
Nativity School in Pleasant Ridge (Columbia Township) in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 1-3, 2017
Lots of fun!

AlterFest
Alter High School at 940 E. David Road in Kettering, Ohio
September 1-4, 2017
Rides, games and food!

Heritage Days
Second Street in Augusta, Kentucky
September 1-3, 2017
Enjoy food, crafts and games!

F&M’S River Blast
Riverfront Park at 53 N. Miami Avenue in Miamisburg, Ohio
September 2, 2017
Live music, entertainment, play zone and fireworks!

Ohio Renaissance Festival
10542 E. State Route 73 in Waynesville, Ohio
September 2 – October 29, 2017 (Weekends)
Ladies and knights – enjoy going back into time and enjoy the Elizabethan era!

Ferncliff Cemetery  – Sacred and Symbolic Walking Tour
Ferncliff Cemetery Chapel at 501 West McCreight Avenue in Springfield, Ohio
September 2, 2017
Learn about past Springfield citizens and the symbols found on their grave sites.

The Fair at New Boston
George Rogers Clark Park in Springfield, Ohio
September 2-3, 2017
Head back to 1790-1810 for a historical adventure. Tickets required.

Metamora Music Festival
Whitewater Canal in Metamora in Franklin County, Indiana
September 2-3, 2017
Dulcimers, guitars, workshops and more!

St. Margaret Mary Church Festival
1830 W. Galbraith Road in North College Hill in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 2-4, 2017
Lots of festival fun!

CedarFest
Cedarville, Ohio
September 2-3, 2017

St. Cecilia Labor Day Festival
5313 Madison Pike at St. Cecilia Church in Independence, Kentucky
September 2-4, 2017
Food, rides and music!

Holiday at Home
Kettering Government Center and Fraze Pavillion at 3600 Shroyer Road in Kettering, Ohio
September 2-4, 2017
A Labor Day holiday tradition! This Ain’t Our First Rodeo: Saddle Up is the theme.

Cincinnati Riverfest and Fireworks
Sawyer Point Park in downtown Cincinnati and Riverboat Row in Newport, Kentucky
September 3, 2017
The end of summer has arrived when you attend this festival of fun, food and the most amazing fireworks!

Dayton Reggae Festival
111 E. Monument Avenue at Riverscape MetroPark in Dayton, Ohio
September 3, 2017
Enjoy listening to live music. Food available — bring a blanket or chair.

St. Angela Merici Parish Festival
130 Stone Alley in Fayetteville, Ohio
September 3, 2017
A fun festival to attend.

MarketFEST ’17
North Market Place and the esplanade downtown (near the Heritage Center) in Springfield, Ohio
September 7, 2017
Live music, artisans, food vendors and food trucks!

50th Annual Dale Fall Festival
Dale City Park in Dale, Indiana
September 7-9, 2017
Street festival with food, rides, parade and more!

Harvest Home Fair
Harvest Home Park at 3961 North Bend Road in Cheviot, Ohio
September 7-10, 2017
An annual westside Cincinnati tradition! Lots of food, drink and fun – it all starts with the parade on Thursday.

The Moving Wall – Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Carrollton, Kentucky
September 7-11, 2017
Half-sized replica of the Washington DC Vietnam Memorial.

Ubahn Fest
220 Central Avenue at the transit tunnel underneath the Banks in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
September 8-9, 2017
Listen to hip-hop and electronic dance music from national performers. It’s all underground!

Springboro Oktoberfest (Church Festival)
5 West Mill Street at Springboro United Church of Christ in Springboro, Ohio
September 8-9, 2017
Enjoy everything German!

53rd Annual Canaan Fall Festival
Town Square in Canaan in Jefferson County, Indiana
September 8-9, 2017
Pie-baking contest, parade, vintage tractor pull and entertainment!

Clinton County Corn Festival
Clinton County Fair Grounds at 958 West Main Street in Wilmington, Ohio
September 8-10, 2017
Corn and fun! Parade, games, antique farm machinery and more!

Dayton Greek Festival
Annunciation Green Orthodox Church at 500 Belmonte Park North in Dayton, Ohio #opadayton
September 8-10, 2017
Enjoy Greek food, dance, live music and more!

Vandalia Oktoberfest
Vandalia Recreation Center at 1111 Stonequarry Road in Vandalia, Ohio
September 8-9, 2017
German…everything!

MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest
Covington, Kentucky
September 8-10, 2017
German food, drink and fun!

St. Susanna Family Festival
500 Reading Road in Mason, Ohio
September 8-10, 2017
Games, rides, cake booth, blackjack and more!

St. Clement Festival and Pig Roast
Vine Street Park in St. Bernard in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 8-10, 2017
Live music, Bengals on TV, games and great food.

St. Barbara Rocktoberfest
4042 Turkeyfoot Road at St. Barbara Church in Erlanger, Kentucky
September 8-10, 2017

Clinton County Corn Festival
Clinton County Fairgrounds at 958 W. Main Street in Wilmington, Ohio
September 8-10, 2017
Celebrate agriculture and corn!

South Vienna Corn Festival
South Vienna, Ohio
September 8-10, 2017
Everything… corn!

Dayton Greek (Church) Festival
500 Belmonte Park North (next to the Dayton Art Institute) at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
September 8-10, 2017
From the Greek pastries to the live music and dance, enjoy everything Greek.

Annual Festival of the Horse
Downtown Georgetown, Kentucky
September 8-10, 2017
Enjoy exhibits, foods, arts, carnival, parade and horse show.

Fall Festival at St. Saviour Church
4136 Myrtle Avenue in Amberley Village
September 8-10, 2017
Enjoy this festival!

St. Saviour Fall Festival Rossmoyne
4136 Myrtle Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 8-10, 2017
Great food and lots of fun!

The Cheese Fest Cincinnati
Smale Riverfront Park (Mehring Way and Joe Nuxhall Way) in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 9, 2017
Registration required to attend. Enjoy all kinds of cheese, please.

Cincinnati Jazz and BBQ Festival
Madison and Whetsel Roads in Madisonville in Cincinnati, Ohio.
September 9, 2017
Great food and great live jazz!

Cincinnati Street Food Festival
Gilbert Avenue , McMillan Street and Park Avenue in Walnut Hills in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 9, 2017
Live music and food!

St. Teresa Latino Church Festival
1827 N. Limestone Street in Springfield, Ohio
Septemer 9, 2017
Enjoy Latin everything – dance, food and games!

David Shaw’s Big River Get Down
RiversEdge Park In Hamilton, Ohio
September 9, 2017
A music festival including David Shaw’s acoustical performance. Tickets required.

Sunman Fall Fest
Sunman Community Park at 210 North Meridian Street in Sunman, Indiana
September 9, 2017
Homemade wine contest as well as lots of food and music as well as fireworks.

Swingtime on the River
Elizabeth Street in Augusta, Kentucky
September 9, 2017
The Cincinnati Swingtime Band will be playing music as you dance the night away.

Miamisburg Artisan Festival
Miamisburg Riverfront Park in Miamisburg, Ohio
September 9, 2017
An annual festival featuring pottery, jewelry, woodworking and other artisan works.

Marigold Festival
Eichelberger Amphitheater in Huber Heights, Ohio
September 9, 2017
Enjoy the blooms of fall.

4th Annual Middletown Arts Festival
Downtown Middletown, Ohio
September 9, 2017
Visual and performing arts to enjoy.

Russian Fest
St. George Russian Orthodox Church at 118 North Lebanon Road in Loveland, Ohio
September 9, 2017
Enjoy Russian food, dancing, crafts and live music!

Country Pumpkins Fall Festival
Dry Ridge, Kentucky
September 9-10, 2017
Enjoy pumpkins, hayrides, petting zoo, corn maze and more!

Beavercreek Popcorn Festival
Dayton-Xenia Road in Beavercreek, Ohio
September 9-10, 2017
There will be over 200 booths with food, treats and amazing popcorn specialties!

St. Michael’s Fall Fest (Church Festival)
Brookville, Indiana
September 9-10, 2017
Traditional festival. Smoke pork chop dinner on Saturday and chicken dinner on Sunday.

Cincinnati Hispanic Fest (Church Festival)
Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Carthage at 7820 Vine Street in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 9-10, 2017
Lots of delicious Hispanic food, music and culture!

Italian Fall Festival
Bella Villa Hall at 2625 County Line Road in Kettering, Ohio
September 9-11, 2017
Incredible Italian food, live music, contest and lots of fun.

Old West Festival
1449 Greenbush Cobb Road in Williamsburg, Ohio
September 9 – October 15, 2017 (Saturdays and Sundays)
Experience the wild, wild west!

Dutch Valley Fall Festival
Sugarcreek, Ohio
September 15-16, 2017
Carriage rides, animals and more.

Bands & BBQ at the Point
Carrollton’s Point Park in Carrollton, Kentucky
September 15-16, 2017
Bring your lawn chair! Fireworks and BBQ contest.

Ohio Fish & Shrimp Festival
2624 US 68 in Urbana, Ohio at Freshwater Farms of Ohio
September 15-16, 2017
Enjoy seafood while listening to live music and enjoying games and other activities.

Xenia Community Festival
334 W. Market Street in Xenia, Ohio
September 15-16, 2017
Enjoy the balloon glow on Friday night! Beer garden, local talent acts, rides and more.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
Second and Third Streets between Walnut and Elm in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
September 15-17, 2017
The largest Oktoberfest in the USA. Enjoy German everything!

Springfield Extravaganza
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 South Charleston Pike in Springfield, Ohio
September 15-17, 2017
Antique show and flea market.

Sweet Owen Day Fall Festival
100 N. Thomas Street Courthouse Square in Owenton, Kentucky
September 16, 2017
Pancake breakfast, food and live music.

St. Teresa Benedicta Festival
23345 Gavin Lane in Lawrenceburg, Indiana
September 16, 2017
Games, food, live music and beer garden.

Dayton Pagan Pride Day
Eastwood Metropark at 1442 Harshman Road in Dayton, Ohio
September 16, 2017
Learn about pagan spiritualism.

EweNique Art Walk
Shelby Street in Falmouth, Kentucky
September 16, 2017
Live music, local artists and storefronts decorated with fun sheep designs!

Dillsboro Heritage Festival
Dillsboro, Indiana
September 16-17, 2017
Celebrating the Great War’s 100 years. Vintage baseball game, horseshoe tournament.

Apple Daze
Hidden Valley Fruit Farm at 5474 N. State Rt. 48 in Lebanon, Ohio
September 1 -17, 2017
It’s apple time! Apple cider, baked apples and enjoy live music!

Preble County Pork Festival
Preble County Fairgrounds at 722 South Franklin Street in Eaton, Ohio.
September 16-17, 2017
Concert on Saturday. Petting zoo and racing pigs. Lots of fun!

Ish: Cincinnati’s Jewish and Israeli Arts and Cultural Festival
1230 Elm Street at Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 17, 2017
Surround yourself with the Jewish and Israeli culture.

Montgomery Car Show
Montgomery Square Plaza on Montgomery Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 16, 2017
100+ cars are lined up for inspection.

Dayton Concours D’Elegance
Carillon Park at 1000 Carillon Boulevard in Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy viewing 200 classic and antique automobiles.
September 16-17, 2017

Cincinnati Food Truck Association Food Festival
Blue Ash Summit Park at 4335 Glendale-Milford Road in Blue Ash, Ohio
September 22, 2017
Enjoy food truck fare!

Pig Out in Maysville
McDonald Parkway and Sutton Street in Maysville, Kentucky
September 22-23, 2017
Live music to enjoy along with the BBQ!

Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic
Yeatman’s Cove in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
September 22-23, 2017
Taste wine and enjoy great food. Tickets required.

Flying Heritage Festival
Moraine Airpark at 3800 Clearview Road in Moraine, Ohio
September 22-24, 2017
Pancake breakfast, food trucks and airplanes.

Newport Oktoberfest
Newport riverfront in Newport, Kentucky
September 22-24, 2017
Enjoy German festivities in a large Munich-style tent.

Cincinnati Comic Expo
525 Race Street at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
September 22-24, 2017
Pop culture via comics! Tickets required.

Tipp City Mum Festival
Between Third and Tipp-Elizabeth Streets in Tipp City, Ohio
September 22-24, 2017
Enjoy a cruise-in, parade, motorcycle ride, live entertainment – and mums!

Fall Festival and Paws on Parade 
6757 Yankee Road at Liberty Park in Liberty Township, Ohio
September 23, 2017
Bring the pooches!

Culturefest 2017
City Hall Plaza in Springfield, Ohio
September 23, 2017
Enjoy dancers, bands, choirs, drummers and acrobats plus great food from various cultures.

St. Ann Church Oktoberfest
646 Clinton Avenue in Hamilton, Ohio.
September 23, 2017
Kids root beer garden, authentic German food, homemade desserts, biergarten and live music

3rd Annual Bricktoberfest
Downtown Osgood, Indiana on Ripley Street
September 23, 2017
BBQ, live entertainment, cruise-in, pumpkin decorating and more.

3rd Annual Punkin’ Chunkin’
Versailles Tyson Sports Complex in Versailles, Indiana
September 23, 2017
Watch pumpkins being tossed with a trebuchet.

Merchants and Music Festival
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
September 23, 2017
Live music, shopping and food!

St. Vincent Ferrer Fall Fest 
7754 Montgomery Road in Kenwood (Cincinnati, Ohio)
September 23-24, 2017
Rides, bands, games.  Enjoy festival foods!

St. Jude Oktoberfest
5924 Bridgetown Road in Bridgetown in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 23-24, 2017
Enjoy everything German!

St. Vincent Ferrer Fall Church Festival
Sycamore Township in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 23-24, 2017
Live music and lots of festival fun.

Kiwanis Apple Festival
Liberty Park at 716 South Park Avenue in Batesville, Indiana
September 23-24, 2017
Apples, games, entertainment and food! Concert by Highland Reign.

St. Ann Oktoberfest
646 Clinton Avenue at St. Ann Catholic Church in Hamilton, Ohio
September 23-26, 2017
Enjoy being German at this festival!

Oktoberfest at Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio
September 23-24, 2017
Fee to enter. Enjoy everything German!

St. Margaret Hall O’Bryonville Festival
1906 Madison Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 24, 2017
Chicken dinners, beverages and more!

St. Jude Oktoberfest
September 24-25, 2017
5924 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45248

115th Annual Versailles Pumpkin Show
Versailles Courthouse Square at 101 E. 1st North Street in Versailles, Indiana
September 27 – October 1, 2017
Indiana’s oldest festival! Rides, entertainment, food, parade and giant pumpkin contest.

Lawrenceburg Fall Fest
118 Walnut Street in Downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
September 28-30, 2017
Rides, food, beer garden, car show, chili contest and more!

Wilmington Oktoberfest
53 N. Mulberry Street in Wilmington, Ohio
September 29-30, 2017
Live music (Bret Michaels), German food and bier!

St. Joseph Oktoberfest
26 E. Harrison Avenue in North Bend, Ohio
September 29-30, 2017
Bavarian village setting with German food and more!

Fall Old Court Days
Madison, Indiana
September 29 –  October 1, 2017
Antiques, collectibles and food along the courthouse area in Madison.

St. Cecilia Oktoberfest Church Festival
3105 Madison Road in Oakley in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 30, 2017
German music, dancing, German bier and food and games!

Cincinnati Street Food Festival
East McMillan Street near Gilbert Avenue in Walnut Hills in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 30, 2017
Live music and great food from the food trucks

Country Applefest
Warren County Fairgrounds at 665 N Broadway Street in Lebanon, Ohio
September 30, 2017
Apples, fun and more!

Wright State Homecoming Festival
Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio
September 30, 2017
Chili cook off, food trucks and more!

Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art
Madison, Indiana
September 30 – October 1, 2017
Artisans, chalk walk, food and more!

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

Northern Kentucky Kite Festival
Dayton, Kentucky
September 30, 2017
Let’s go fly a kite!

Oktoberfests in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Dayton – Have Fun at One this Summer and Fall 2017!

You know it will soon be fall when local Oktoberfests start to take place. It’s all about the music, food and entertainment – a la German style. Do the chicken dance. Wear your lederhosen. Have fun!

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About Oktoberfest
The original Oktoberfest is held in Munich and is the world’s largest beer festival that runs 16 days with over 6 million in attendance. The festival began in 1810 as a horse race tribute to the wedding of Ludwig Crown Prince of Bavaria. This race was a success and later grew in size yearly with beer tents added in the late 1800s.

Although horse races are no longer part of the festivities, Germans enjoy their local brew along with lots of food and rides. Only beer brewed in Munich is permitted at that festival.

Here is list of some regional Oktoberfests throughout Greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio and Northern Kentucky:

Maysville Oktoberfest
Downtown Maysville, Kentucky
August 11-13, 2017

Dayton Liederkranz-Turner Germanfest Picnic
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Avenue  in Dayton, Ohio
August 11-13, 2017
Food, music, games as well as a biergarten and wiengarten

Germania Society Oktoberfest
August 25-27, 2017
Germania Park (3529 West Kemper Road) in Colerain Township

Liberty Home German Club Oktoberfest
September 1-3, 2017
2361 Hamilton-Cleves Road in Ross Township

MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest
September 8-10, 2017
MainStrasse Village in Covington, Kentucky

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Oktoberfest at the Christ Church United Church of Christ
September 2017  – Dates TBD
14. S. Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075

Springboro Oktoberfest
September 8-9, 2017
5 West Mill Street in Springboro, Ohio

Sister Cities of Vandalia Oktoberfest
September 8-9, 2017
Vandalia Sports Complex on Stonequarry Road in Vandalia, Ohio

MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest
Covington, Kentucky
September 8-10, 2017
German food, drink and fun!

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Oktoberfest (St Peter Catholic Church in Huber Heights)
September 15-16, 2017
6151 Chambersburg Road, Huber Heights, Ohio 45242

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
September 15-17, 2017
Downtown Cincinnati along Second and Third Streets between Walnut and Elm Streets
Largest Oktoberfest in the U.S.!

Oktoberfest – The Dayton Art Institute
September 22-24, 2017
Dayton Art Institute

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Newport Oktoberfest
September 22-24, 2017
Festival Park (Riverboat Row) in Newport, Kentucky

Oktoberfest at Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio
September 23-24, 2017

Wilmington Oktoberfest
September 23-24, 2017
Wilmington, Ohio (73 N. Mulberry St.)

St. Ann Oktoberfest
646 Clinton Avenue at St. Ann Catholic Church in Hamilton, Ohio
September 23-26, 2017

Oktoberfest at Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio
September 23-24, 2017
Fee to enter. Enjoy everything German!

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St. Jude Oktoberfest
September 24-25, 2017
5924 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45248

Germantown Pretzel Festival
September 23-24, 2017
Historic Germantown, Ohio
Not an Oktoberfest – best still German!

Oktoberfest at St. Ann Catholic Church
September 23, 2017
646 Clinton Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio 45015

Wilmington Oktoberfest
53 N. Mulberry Street in Wilmington, Ohio
September 29-30, 2017

St. Joseph Oktoberfest
26 E. Harrison Avenue in North Bend, Ohio
September 29-30, 2017

St. Cecilia Oktoberfest Church Festival
3105 Madison Road in Oakley in Cincinnati, Ohio
September 30, 2017

Oktoberfest Festival at St. Agnes Church
October 6-8, 2017
1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, Kentucky

Donauschwaben Oktoberfest
October 6-8, 2017
4290 Dry Ridge Road in Colerain Township

Dayton German Club Oktoberfest
Dayton, Ohio
October 7, 2017
Enjoy everything German!

St. Anthony Oktoberfest 
St. Anthony’s school gym at 1824 St. Charles Avenue in Dayton, Ohio
October 14, 2017
German food, music, games and more!

Lebanon Oktoberfest
October 14, 2017
Historic Downtown Lebanon in Lebanon, Ohio

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

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

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

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

August 2017 Festivals and Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dayton Liederkranz-Turner Germanfest Picnic
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Avenue  in Dayton, Ohio
August 11-13, 2017
Food, music, games as well as a biergarten and wiengarten

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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