Local Events (and Socially Distanced) Fun Things To Do – March 2021

Spring is almost here! Be sure to grab your mask and head out to enjoy a fun, local event. Although some events are virtual, there are still quite a few things to do throughout our communities in person. Events are listed by region and date.


Rapunzel’s Hairy Fairy Tale
Through March 21, 2021
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati – Redbank location, Cincinnati, Ohio
Public and digital performances

Harriet Tubman: Straight Up Outta’ The Underground
Through June 25, 2021
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Digital performances. Interactive storytelling experience.

Martin’s Dream
Through June 30, 2021
Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Digital performances. Learn all about Martin Luther King, Jr.


March First Friday
March 5, 2021
The Windamere at 2 S. Main St., Middletown, Ohio
Tasting Away in Margaritaville!

Pintscher Conducts Mahler’s The Song of the Earth
March 5–6, 2021
Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio
This concert by the Cincinnati Symphony will also be livestreamed

28th Annual Bockfest 
March 5–7, 2021
Bockfest Hall and various venues in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Celebrate the Coming of Spring, Over-the-Rhine’s brewing heritage, and bock beer at the largest Bockfest in the United States

The Kaplan New Works Serves Streaming for Free
March 5–7, 2021
Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cincinnati Ballet performs online!

March 5–7, 2021
Sorg Opera House, Middletown, Ohio
A mysterious and thrilling play

United Kennel Club Ohio Classic
March 5–7, 2021
Roberts Centre at 123 Gano Rd., Wilmington, Ohio
Agility, obedience and conformation feats by man’s best friend

Virtual: Butler Philharmonic Orchestra
March 6, 2021
Enjoy the music from your home!

First Friday/Second Look Saturday
March 6–7, 2021
Pendleton Art Center at 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Art, music and food!

The Root Beer Stand Opens
March 8, 2021
11566 Reading Rd., Sharonville, Ohio
Old-fashioned root beer and footlong cheese coneys – a local tradition!

Out of the Darkness Exhibition
March 8 – May 22, 2021
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum at 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio
Indoor exhibit about art and COVID-19.

Scribble Showdown
March 9, 2021
Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, Ohio
Improvisation animation game show.

Founder’s Day
March 11, 2021
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum at 1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, Ohio
Free admission to the park

Virtual: 2nd Friday Virtual Concert
March 12, 2021
Oxford Community Arts Center presents bluegrass music!

Alpha and Omega
March 13–14, 2021
Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio
Conrad Tao, pianist, performs

Traveling with Mozart
March 13–14, 2021
Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio
Melissa White, violinist, plays with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Cin City Reptile Show
March 14, 2021
Holiday Inn at Centre Park of West Chester at 5800 Mulhauser Road, West Chester Ohio

Virtual: Show and Tell on the Farm: Ohio Feeds the World
March 18, 2021
MetroParks presents a virtual show and tell on Facebook and the MetroParks website

Let’s Go Hiking! Scavenger Hunt
March 20, 2021
Huffman Park at 2100 John Gray Rd., Fairfield, Ohio
Find objects along the trail. Space is limited.

Pruning Seminar

March 21, 2021
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Learn from the experts how to prune from this outdoor walking seminar. Rain or shine.

Virtual: Show and Tell on the Farm: We are Rockin’
March 25, 2021
MetroParks presents information about rocks found at farms.

Easter Egg Hunt
March 27, 2021
Liberty Park at 6757 Yankee Rd, Liberty Township, Ohio
Have fun searching for eggs!

Easter in Candyland
March 27, 2021
Liberty Home Association: 2361 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, Ohio
The candyland trail guides you! Easter Bunny breakfast.

Easter Egg Hunt
March 27, 2021
Freedom Park at 550 Freedom Park Dr., Edgewood, Kentucky
Masks required. 2pm event.

Easter Egg Bunny Express
March 27–28 + April 2–4, 2021
LM&M Railroad at 127 S. Mechanic Street, Lebanon, Ohio 45036
Enjoy a train ride with the Easter Bunny! Kids will enjoy an easter egg hunt

Things That Flutter: Rookeries
March 27, 2021
Gilmore MetroPark at 7950 Gilmore Rd., Hamilton, Ohio
Observe birds and learn about their nesting grounds. Space is limited.

Egg Orienteering
March 28, 2021
Forest Run MetroPark Timberman Ridge area at 1976 Timberman Rd., Hamilton, Ohio
Forest Run MetroPark Wildlife Preserve area at 1810 Hamilton-New London Rd., Hamilton, Ohio
Egg hunt course with a map. Pre-registration required.

March 29 – April 4, 2021
Fairfield Parks
Six large wooded Easter eggs will be placed in 6 of the city’s 29 parks. Find all six eggs — take a photo of them by April 5 and email the pics to bthellman@fairfieldoh.gov. Prizes to be awarded!



Perfect North Spring Carnival
March 7, 2021
10974 Perfect Lane, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Confirm event before attending

Spring Junkin Trail
March 11–14, 18–20, 2021
SE Indiana
Various shops throughout SE Indiana. Confirm event before attending.

Holtkamp Winery St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
March 13, 2021
10868 Woliung Road, Sunman, Indiana
513-602-5580 – Pizza and wine specials

Party Place Bridal Expo

March 14, 2021
RomWeber Marketplace at 7 South Eastern Ave., Batesville, Indiana
View SE Indiana’s premier wedding venue

St. Patrick’s Day – All Day Party
March 17, 2021
The Sherman at 35 S. Main Street, Batesville, Indiana
Everyone’s Irish!

American Longriflle Show
March 26, 2021
NMLRA Education Center at 7436 S. Co. Rd., E Versailles, Indiana
Their first show!

Easter at the Park
March 27, 2021
Versailles State Park t 1004 US 50, Versailles, Indiana
Annual Ripley County Easter Egg Hunt



Now and Then
The Loft Theatre Dayton, Ohio
Through March 7, 2021
Play about a chance meeting

First Thursday ay the National Museum of the US Air Force
March 4, 2021
Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
The museum and gift shop will be open late until 8pm

1st Friday Art Hop at Front Street
March 5, 2021
1001 East 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Art, live entertainment – bring your mask!

Reading Rainbow First Friday
March 5, 2021
Troy Main Street, Troy, Ohio
Children can listen to stories being read in the Troy businesses by local volunteers

The Surprising Story of the Three Little Pigs
March 5–14, 2021
Beavercreek Community Theatre at 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio
Enjoy this youth-theater production

Women in the Air Force: From Yesterday into Tomorrow – A virtual event
March 5, 2021
Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
Learn all about women’s role in the US Air Force

Wild Woman Project Moon Circle
March 11, 2021
Tend & Flourish: 1906 Brown Street, Dayton, Ohio
Guided meditation

Feats of Filmmaking with Bryan Smith and Kether Ladzinski – streaming
March 16, 2021
Dayton Live Presents
Stories of adventure from some of the world’s most remote locations

The Best of John Williams
March 20, 2021
Schuster Theatre, Dayton, Ohio
America’s composer – listen to the Dayton Pops as they perform movie music

3rd Sunday Market
March 20–21, 2021
1001 East 2nd Street, Dayton, Ohio
Art, live entertainment – bring your mask!

Antique Show & Flea Market
March 20–21, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds, at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Find a treasure!

Church Basement Ladies
March 25–April 18, 2021
La Comedia Dinner Theatre, Springboro, Ohio
Musical comedy

Adult Easter Egg Hunt
March 26, 2021
Kettering Recreation Center at 2900 Glengarry Dr., Kettering, Ohio
Bring your flashlights to hunt in the dark for big prizes. Registration required.

Flashlight Egg Hunt
March 27 and 28, 2021
Kettering Rec Complex, Kettering, Ohio
Must register in advance

Angel Blue: Opera Start Recital Live Stream
March 28, 2021
Dayton Opera
Soprano star Angel Blue will present a special recital

Mysterious Seas with Diva Amon and David Gruber – streaming event
March 30, 2021
Dayton Live Presents
View deep into the ocean with all of the amazing creatures who live there

Local January Home Sales Report – Sales Increased for All Regions

For January 2021, local home sales increased throughout the region. In Cincinnati, the median sales price increased (over the prior year) for the 21st consecutive month.The median days on market was just four days which is a 73% decrease from January 2020. Also in Cincinnati, 1,541 homes sold in January – a record for any January. In Northern Kentucky, home sales for January rose by 4% and sales prices increased by 15%. In the Dayton region, home sales units increased from last January by 10%. Sales volume increased by 25%.

Mortgage rates are low. Home values are high. It’s a great time to list your home for sale and for buyers to find their dream home.

Here is a report by region of homes sales throughout January 2021:


January 2021 vs January 2020

  • 11.8% Increase in homes sold (1,524 homes)
  • 15.2% Increase in median sale price ($202,750)
  • 25% Increase in sales volume ($374,200,000 vs $298,800,800 in 2020)
  • -47.7% Decrease in active homes for sale (1,628 units)
  • -11% Decrease in new listings (1,881)

Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors January 2021 Home Sales Report


January 2021 vs January 2020

  • 9.91% Increase in homes sold (1,020 units)
  • 13.7% Increase in average sale price ($194,116)
  • 13.84% Increase in median sale price ($162,500)
  • 25.03% Increase in gross sales volume ($196,000,000)
  • 16.87% Increase in new listing units (1,133)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors January 2021 Home Sales Report


January 2021 vs January 2020

  • 4.01% Increase in homes sold (441 homes vs 424 homes)
  • 15.23% Increase in average sale price ($236,787 vs $205,492)
  • 11.67% Increase in median sale price ($200,000 vs $179,100)
  • 19.85% Increase in sales volume ($104,423,289 vs $87,128,897)

Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors January 2021 Home Sales Report

Look for homes for sale here.

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

Artsville Fish Fry in Madisonville
March 19, 2021 (11am–7pm)
5021 Whetsel Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Social distanced protocols. Preorder/place. your order at 513-349-9578 or 513-460-5060.

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

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

8 Homes for Sale Now with Fabulous Fireplaces

Cozying up to the hearth this winter is just one reason to buy these beauties now.

Is a fireplace on your list of “must haves” in a new home? If so, you are in luck this fall! There are homes for sale now from Sibcy Cline that make it easy to imagine yourself curled up and ready for a long winter’s nap.

Riverside Warmth in Terrace Park, OH

This home for sale now at 307 Wanoka Woods Terrace in Terrace Park is listed by Shelley Miller Reed with Amy Roe of Sibcy Cline.

There is no better place for a fire than next to the water, and this home for sale in Terrace Park, OH on the Little Miami has it. You can go for a walk down to the river and then come home to the comfort of your home and start up the fire to get your frosty toes toasty again.

This home is the perfect place to “self-isolate among the treetops,” according to Cincinnati Magazine, and we couldn’t agree more.

Winter Wonderland in Liberty Township, OH

8318 Poppy Lane in Liberty Township, OH is listed by Tom Letzler of Sibcy Cline.

The pops of bright color next the white background of this hearth in Liberty Township, OH could put even the Grinch in the holiday spirit. Everything about this room makes you want to start decking the halls for the season of merry, when the days are dark but our hearts burn bright.

You’ll not only have the physical warmth of the fire, but that priceless heart-warming joy of settling into a home that feels just right.

A Homey Haven in Union, KY

This Union, KY home at 2416 Royal Castle Way is listed by the McMahan Team of Sibcy Cline.

With two roomy acres to roam in Union, KY, this home for sale now provides the perfect place to gather in and relax next to the fire. You can sink deep into the sofa for a nap or sit by the fire to read your book.

Take off your shoes, wrap up in a soft throw, and forget the rest of the world. There just isn’t anything that can go wrong here in this room.

Sofas for Days in Guilford, IN

21563 Fox Rd. in Guilford, IN is listed by Team Hamilton of Sibcy Cline.

Have you ever dreamed of lounging on the world’s longest sofa next to a warm fire? This home for sale in Guilford, IN may just be your dream home. The best part? There is not just one, but two of the longest sofas we’ve ever seen to rest your weary bones after a long day.

If enough space for two very long comfortable sofas isn’t enough to convince that you should buy this home today, then make sure to notice the stunning architecture of the wood and stone hearth. That, together with the porthole windows on either side, creates an aesthetic that will elevate your everyday to something truly extraordinary.

Condo Comfort in Mariemont, OH

This second-floor condo is available at 3818 Miami Rd. in Mariemont, OH and is listed by Patti Sibcy and Elaine Greiwe with Sibcy Cline.

If you’re looking for a home for sale that’s more compact than a sprawling estate and a better fit for your active urban lifestyle, but still ranks high on the homey scale, you can find it at 3818 Miami Rd. in Mariemont, OH. There’s no shortage of comfy or cozy in this home! Here, condo living steers clear of lacking character and warms things up with an inviting hearth.

The bonus here is that homey doesn’t feel cramped. The large windows and high ceilings give the space an airy feel that will save you from feeling like the walls are closing in this winter. No cabin fever in this expansive space!

A Spacious Respite in Hamilton Township, OH

This listing at 7470 Stillwater Dr. in Hamilton Township is listed by Julie K. Back of Sibcy Cline.

Ready to cast your worries aside and sink into deep relax mode in front of a roaring fire? Look no further than 7470 Stillwater Dr. in Hamilton Township, OH. And, in a world that requires social distancing, you’ll have space in this room to invite some companions.

In this home for sale there is a generosity of space to spread out and plenty of windows to take in the beauty of nature while enjoying the much-needed company of others.

Cozy Comfort in Wyoming, OH

This home at 35 B Vale Ave in Wyoming is listed by Steven Wolber of Sibcy Cline.

There are some houses for sale that just exude the feeling of “home”. As soon as you walk in, you want to kick off your shoes and get comfortable. 35 B Vale Ave in Wyoming, OH is one of those houses.

The brick and tile on this hearth go a long way in creating that kind of inviting space we all love. The earthy tones warm up all the surrounding white without sacrificing the open, airy quality of the room. With the window view to the trees in the backyard, you have all the elements for this being your favorite space in the house.

Snuggle Up in Deerfield Township, OH

This home at 8756 South Shore Place in Deerfield Township is listed by Meghan Homan-Welage of Sibcy Cline.

There just isn’t anything that makes a fireplace more fabulous than a stone hearth. In this home for sale at 8756 South Shore Place in Deerfield Township, OH, you get a rock solid invitation to take a Sunday snooze and warm the chill out of your bones.

If you’re looking for a home for sale to make your own, you won’t find many with a hearth worth staring into during all the long hours of a lazy winter day. Bring your own blankets and find your way home to this relaxing fireside.

Love looking at beautiful spaces in homes for sale now? Check out our recent features with beauteous bathrooms and heavenly backyards!

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?

Where to Find Local Sunflower Fields

SunflowersThe sunflower – such a beautiful thing from Mother Nature. When you view a field of them, it is simply magical to see a sea of yellow. This summer be sure to grab your camera and head to a local field to capture their wonderfulness.

Sunflower fun facts: Each sunflower can contain anywhere from 1000 to 2000 seeds. Sunflowers turn with the sun when in the budding stage. And, the tallest sunflower on record was 30-feet tall!

Here’s our list of nearby sunflower fields to visit:

Near Cincinnati, Ohio

Blooms and Berries Farm Market
9669 S. St. Rt. 48, Loveland, Ohio
Sunflower fields will be ready mid to late September 2020.

The Black Barn
1161 W. Main Street, Lebanon, Ohio
One-acre sunflower field in bloom in early August.

Burwinkel Farms
4359 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Ross, Ohio
Annual Sunflower weekends in September 2020.

Gorman Heritage Farm
10052 Reading Rd., Evendale, Ohio
They have two fields peaking at different times. Closed Sundays.
Sunflower Festival is October 3–4, 2020

Meade Historic Preserve
11887 N Lebanon Rd,  (Symmes Township) Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the pathway through the sunflowers

Mounts Park 
4851 Stubbs Mill Rd., Hamilton Township, Ohio
Sunflower field blooms in September. Follow on Facebook.

Natorp’s in Mason
Across from Cottell Park at the corner of Snider Road and Irwin Simpson in Deefield Township, (Cincinnati), Ohio
Sunflower field is usually in bloom in August

Note: The Arts Alliance and Cincinnati Art Museum is having a sunflower art event at Cottell Park on August 15 (10am–2pm) and will be featuring sunflower still-life displays throughout the park.

Niederman Family Farm
5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Rd, Liberty Twp., Ohio
Sunflower fields should be ready in September

Schappacher Farm
3068 W. SR 73, Wilmington, Ohio
Follow on Facebook. Flower fields in September.

Near Northern Kentucky

Evans Orchard and Cider Mill
198 Stone Rd., Georgetown, Kentucky (one-hour drive)
The fields are open until August 18, 2020

Kalon’s Korner
3220 Clear Creek Rd.. Nicholasville, Kentucky (This is a 2-hour drive just south of Lexington)
This farm is worth the drive! Loads of sunflowers! You need to attend a public event – the farm is private otherwise.

Red Sunflower Farm
5043 Webster Road, Independence, Kentucky
Sunflowers are blooming the first two weeks in August. Visitors permitted on August 9 and 16, 2020. Follow on Facebook.

Vogel Farm
5380 Four Mile Rd., Melbourne, Kentucky
They grow sunflowers during the summer. Follow the farm on Facebook.

Near Dayton and Springfield, Ohio

Clark County Sunflower Field
Near the bike path at West Euclid and Grand Avenues, Springfield, Ohio.
Fives acres of sunflowers!

Holes Creek Park
8575 Yankee Street, Centerville, Ohio

JK Orchard and Farm
1345 Lutz Road, Lima, Ohio
September 12–13, 2020

Morris Reserve 
3151 Lower Bellbrook Rd., Bellbrook, Ohio
Prairie field includes some sunflowers and other wild flowers. This is a self-sustained area – sunflowers are not planted. (The reserve had a super bloom in summer 2019 – that did not happen this year.)

Possum Creek Metro Park
4790 Frytown Rd., Dayton, Ohio
A pathway is cut through the flower field – it’s very scenic!

Wenger’s Produce
3836 County Road 29, West Liberty, Ohio
The field is located on Township Road 166 near a raspberry field. Blooms usually in September.

Yellow Springs
Not planted for 2020 due to Covid-19. White Hall Farm – a Tecumseh Land Trust. Field is along US 68 between the Yellow Springs and Young’s Hersey Dairy. Note: this is private property. Usually 400,000 sunflowers are found in the field.

Near Southeastern Indiana

Barn at Helm
5544 Helm Road, Williamsburg, Indiana (near Richmond)
Sunflower Saturdays. Follow on Facebook.

Cornucopia Farm
5444 N. Rutherford Hollow Rd., Scottsburg, Indiana (This will be a 2.5-hour drive.)
Sunflower Experience – September 12, 2020 Three acres of sunflowers to enjoy. Follow updates on Facebook.

Golliher Farms
17474 W. Hunnicut Road, Cambridge City, Indiana (This will be a 2.5-hour drive.)
75,000 sunflowers planted.  Blooms in August.

Greystone Farm 
15412 Wilson Creek Rd, Lawrenceburg, Indiana – Need to confirm
Follow on Facebook

P&D Flower Farm
7749 E. 1000 N., Indianapolis, Indiana (This will be a 2-hour drive.)
Enjoy the field. Pick flowers at the farm, too. Follow on Facebook.

Spencer’s Farm
7177 E. 161st Street, Noblesville, Indiana (This will be a 2.5-hour drive.)
Large sunflower field and you-pick sunflower area, too.

Stuckey Farm
19975 Hamilton Boone Road, Sheridan, Indiana (This will be a 2.5-hour drive.)
Annual Sunflower Festival (September 5, 6 and 7, 2020). Pre-order tickets.

Tuttle Orchards
5717 N. 300 W., Greenfield, Indiana (This will be a 2-hour drive.)
Four acres of flowers – walk along a one-way path for the Sunflower Trail. Advance tickets required.

Have we missed any fields? Please let us know! sknabe@sibcycline.com

Summer Fun! Sandy Beaches within a 1- to 3-Hour Drive

Familie mit Kindern beim Baden am See im SommerThere’s nothing like the beach and the feel of soft sand. Although a destination trip to the oceanside may not be happening for you this summer, we have found some nearby sandy beaches within a one- to three-hour drive of Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; or Southeastern Indiana.

These public beaches offer a relaxing lakefront experience. (Just be sure to check they are open before heading out.)


Acton Lake
College Corner, Ohio (near Oxford)
Acton Lake in Hueston Woods has a public beach full of sand. A shower house, restrooms, sand volleyball court as well as a concession stand are available. Pack a picnic and you can grill out at a picnic table in the nearby woods.

Alum Creek
Delaware, Ohio (North Columbus)
With a 3,000-foot beachfront, Alum Creek in Alum Creek State Park is the largest inland Ohio park beach. You will find volleyball courts, picnic tables and snack vendors along with a bathhouse featuring showers and changing areas.

Buck Creek (aka Lagonda Creek) 
Springfield, Ohio
The 2,400-foot beach is found in Buck Creek State Park along a 2,120-acre lake. Picnic spots available. There are shower houses and restrooms available.

Caesar Creek State Park
Waynesville, Ohio
The 1,300-foot beach is along the lake. Changing booths are available. (There’s also a small beach for registered campers at the campgrounds.)

Cowan Lake 
Wilmington, Ohio
The 700-acre lake at Cowan Lake State Park has a 1,000-foot public beach to enjoy. A bathhouse offers showers and a snack bar. There are six picnic areas with tables and grills.

Dow Lake
Athens, Ohio
Located in Strouds Run State Park, you can go swimming in the lake and enjoy the 900-foot beach. Changing booths, water and restrooms available.

East Fork Lake
Batavia Township, Ohio
East Fork Lake offers a 1200-foot beach. There are changing booths, showers, restrooms and a vending area. The park has eight picnic areas with tables and grills.

Indian Lake 
Urbana, Ohio
There are two beaches at Indian Lake State Park (Old Field and Fox Island).

Lake Hope
McArthur, Ohio
This lake is located in Zaleski State Forest. The beach is near the dam. A bathhouse, restrooms and concession area are available.

Lake Logan
Logan, Ohio (southeastern Hocking Hills Valley)
The 527-foot public beach is along the 400-acre lake in Lake Logan State Park. There is a concession area, drinking water, restrooms and changing booths.

Mineral Springs Lake Resort
Peebles (Adams County), Ohio
The lake is fed by a natural spring and has 5.5 miles of shoreline.

Baylor Beach Park
Navarre, Ohio (3.25 hour drive)
The two-acre water park and all kinds of water “toys”. There are five picnic shelters as well as a concession stand.

Old Field Beach and Fox Island Beach
Lakeview, Ohio (northeast of Sidney, Ohio)
There are two beaches located in Indian Lake State Park. The lake is 5,800 acres. There are restrooms as well as picnic areas available with tables and grills.

Rocky Fork Lake
Hillsboro, Ohio
Rocky For State Park has 2,080-acre lake. Enjoy the beach there!

Salt Fork Lake
Lore City, Ohio (west of Columbus)
Salt Fork State Park has a 2,500-foot inland beach. A bathhouse with restrooms, showers and lockers are available. There is also a snack bar. Picnic tables and grills are located within the park.

Stonelick State Park
Pleasant Plain, Ohio (south of Lebanon and Wilmington)
The lake at Stonelick Lake State Park has a 500-foot beach. There are picnic areas with tables and grills around the park.

Turkey Creek Lake and Roosevelt Lake
Portsmouth, Ohio (southern Ohio)
The beaches are located within Shawnee State Park. Changing booths are available along with picnic tables and grills.



Barren River Lake
Lucas, Kentucky (south of Louisville)
Located within Barren River State Park, the beaches have on-site restrooms.

Buckhorn Lake
Buckhorn, Kentucky (southeast of Lexington
Within Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, the public beach has a bathhouse. There are several picnic areas with grills.

Green River Lake
Campbellsville, Kentucky (south of Louisville)
A part of Green River Lake State Park, this sandy beach is a fun place to visit. Picnics tables and grills are available in the park.

Nolin Lake
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky (south of Louisville)
Located at Nolin Lake State Park, this beach is a great place to cool off and relax. Picnic tables and grills are available.

Rough River Lake
Falls of Rough, Kentucky (southwest of Louisville)
At Rough River Dam State Resort Park, there is a breach along with
picnic areas



Brookville Lake
Brookville, Indiana
Brookville Lake is located in the Brookville-Lake Memorial State Park. There are two beaches to enjoy.  Bathhouses with dressing facilities and restrooms as well as a snack bar are available.

Lake Monroe
Bloomington, Indiana
Two public beaches are found within Monroe Reservoir State Recreation Area. Picnic areas are available.

Morse Park and Beach
Noblesville, Indiana (northeast of Indianapolis)
Picnic area, restrooms and a bathhouse are available.

Are we missing a beach? Let us know! sknabe@sibcycline.com



2020 County Summer Fairs near Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

Fairs_2020Summertime definitely means attending a county or state fair. Steeped with tradition, fairs are full of the sights and sounds of farm livestock, fast rides and carnival-style food and games. And we cannot forget entertainment like the demolition derby, monster truck shows and tractor pulls. Gardeners and cooks show off their best items at fairs, too, seeking a coveted blue ribbon from judges.

Be sure to have fun at one of these local county throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana.

Due to the coronavirus, please check with your favorite fair before heading out to make sure it has not been cancelled or postponed.

Fairs are listed by state and alphabetically by state and then county:

States Fairs

Indiana State Fair
Cancelled for 2020
Indianapolis, Indiana
Plans in place for a 4-H Livestock Show August 7–September 5, 2020

Kentucky State Fair
August 20–30, 2020
Louisville, Kentucky

Ohio State Fair
Cancelled for 2020
Columbus, Ohio


Kentucky Local County Fairs
Look at this PDF for information about how fairs are to operate in Kentucky.

Alexandria Fair and Horse Show
September 2–7, 2020
Alexandria, Kentucky

Boone County Fair and Horse Show
Cancelled for 2020
Burlington, Kentucky

Carroll County Fair
Cancelled for 2020
Carroll County Fairgrounds in Carroll County, Kentucky

Gallatin County Fair
July 21–25, 2021 (No 2020 event)
Warsaw, Kentucky

Grant County Fair and Horse Show
Cancelled for 2020
Grant County Fairgrounds at 115 Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown, Kentucky

Kenton County Fair
July 13–18, 2020
Independence, Kentucky
Abbreviated event for 2020. (No track events, rides…) See the 4-H kids livestock and horse show.

Pendleton County Youth Fair
July 26–August 1, 2020
320 Fairgrounds Road at the Pendleton County Youth Fairgrounds in Falmouth, Kentucky


Ohio Local County Fairs
Look at this PDF for information about how fairs are to operate in Ohio.

Adams County Fair
July 15–18, 2020 
836 Boyd Avenue in West Union, Ohio

Allen County Fair
August 21–29, 2020
Allen County Fairgrounds at 2750 Harding Hwy., Lima, Ohio

Brown County Fair
September 28–October 3, 2020
Georgetown, Ohio

Butler County Fair
July 26–31, 2020
1715 Fairgrove Avenue in Hamilton, Ohio
(Was cancelled — but is now scheduled! Limited livestock showings. No amusement rides.)

Champaign County Fair
August 7–14, 2020 (Check first before attending)
Champaign County Fairgrounds at 384 Park Avenue, Urbana, Ohio

Clark County Fair
July 24–29, 2020
Springfield, Ohio

Clermont County Fair
July 26–August 1, 2020
1000 Locust Street in Owensville, Ohio
Modified Junior Fair (not open to the public)

Clinton County Fair
July 11–18, 2020
Clinton County Fairgrounds
958 W. Main Street in Wilmington, Ohio

Darke County Fair
August 21–29, 2020
Darke County Fairgrounds at 800 Sweitzer Street, Greenville, Ohio

Green County Fair
August 4–8, 2020
120 Fairground Road at the Green County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio
Junior Fair only

Hamilton County Fair
Cancelled 2020
7801 Anthony Wayne Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio

Highland County Fair
September 6–12, 2020
Hillsboro, Ohio

Logan County Fair
July 12–17, 2020
301 East Lake Avenue at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Bellefontaine, Ohio

Miami County Fair
August 14–20, 2020
650 N. County Road in Troy, Ohio
Junior Fair only

Montgomery County Fair
Cancelled for 2020
645 Infirmary Road, Dayton, Ohio at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Preble County Fair
August 1–8, 2020
722 South Franklin Street at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton, Ohio
Limited tickets to be sold

Shelby County Fair
Cancelled for 2020
655 South Highland Avenue at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Sidney, Ohio

Warren County Fair
July 20–25, 2020
Warren County Fairgrounds at 665 N. Broadway in Lebanon, Ohio
Enjoy the tractor pull, Great Cowboy competition, a rodeo, fun rides and food!


Indiana  Local County Fairs
Look at this
PDF for information about how fairs are to operate in Indiana.

Aurora Farmer’s Fair
September 30–October 3, 2020
Aurora, Indiana
Parade, rides, exhibits and food!

Dearborn County 4-H and Community Fair
June 22–27, 2020
Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg, Indiana
(No entertainment – 4-H only)

Decatur County Fair
Cancelled for 2020

545 S Co. Road (200 W) in Greensburg, Indiana
Decatur Fairgrounds
4-H projects are still being turned in. Animals are being shown on an in-out basis.

Fayette County Fair
July 30–August 8, 2020
Connersville, Indiana

Franklin County Fair
July 13–18, 2020
Brookville, Indiana
Virtual 4-H events only for 2020

Jefferson County Fair
Cancelled for 2020
3852 Indiana 256 in Madison, Indiana

Ohio County 4-H Fair
Virtual for 2020 (as of 07/28/2020)
Rising Sun, Indiana

Ripley County 4-H Fair
Cancelled for 2020
Walhill Farm at 857 Six Pine Ranch Road in Batesville, Indiana
Fair will be closed to the public. 4-H members and their families can view animals which are being shown on a show-and-go basis.

Switzerland County Fair
July 5–11, 2020 (Please check before going. Read more here.)
Switzerland County Fairgrounds 507 Vineyard Street, Vevay, Indiana

Union County Fair
July 18–23, 2020
411 Patriot Blvd., Liberty, Indiana


Updated July 28, 2020

2020 Guide to Farmers’ Markets in Southeastern Indiana – Buy “Virtual” from Many Farmers

Southeast Indiana Farmers Markets 2020There is nothing like eating fresh produce! Be sure to find a local farmer’s market in Southeastern Indiana to patronize. Most are open through October and offer local, fresh fruits and vegetables as well as flowers, jams and other homemade foods.

Before heading out to your favorite farmers’ market, be sure to check on their way of handling crowd control during the COVID-19 situation. Some markets are accepting prepaid pre-orders only.

Our list is in order by day. If you see a local farmer’s market that is missing, please let us know at sknabe@sibcycline.com and we will add it!

Busse’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm 
7096 State Road 48, Aurora, Indiana (mid June – October 2020)
You will also find them at the Lawrenceburg Farmers’ Market


Madison Farmers’ Market
Broadway Fountain at corner of Main Street and Broadway, Madison, Indiana (April – October, 2020)


White’s Farm – Flea and Farmer’s Market
6028 Holland Rd (US 52), Brookville, Indiana 47012 (year round)
Daylight to 12pm


Madison Farmers’ Market
Broadway Fountain at corner of Main Street and Broadway, Madison, Indiana (April – October, 2020)


Bright Farmer’s Market
Providence Presbyterian Church at 23983 Salt Fork Road, Bright, Indiana (June – early October, 2020)

Brookville Treatment plant in Brookville, Indiana (June 12 – October, 2020)


Batesville Farmer’s Market
Downtown Batesville, Indiana (May – October 2020)

Lawrenceburg Farmers’s Market
Newtown Park (along US 50), Lawrenceburg, Indiana (June – mid October, 2020)

Madison Farmers’ Market
Broadway Fountain at corner of Main Street and Broadway, Madison, Indiana (April – October, 2020)

Richmond Farmers’ Market 
Order online from vendors for cashless transactions and arrange for delivery/pick up.

Rising Sun Farmer’s Market
Corner of Main and Walnut Streets, Rising Sun, Indiana (May-October, 2020)