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


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.


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

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

Some Highlights…

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

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

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

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

October is a great time to enjoy a local festival. Take a look at our fall list of festivals for Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana!

CliftonFest Arts & Music Festival
Ludlow and Clifton Avenues in Clifton in Cincinnati, Ohio
October 6-7, 2017
Live art drawings on the sidewalks. live music, artisan vendors, food and more!

The Kentucky Wool Festival
Falmouth, Kentucky
October 6-8, 2017
Entertainment, food, sheep shearing and herding and more!

Metamora Canal Days Festival
Downtown Metamora, Indiana
October 6-8, 2017
Enjoy food, live music and booths with arts, antiques and handmade items.

Donauschwaben Oktoberfest
4290 Dry Ridge Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
October 6-8, 2017

Rhythm Brew Art and Music Fest
October 7-8, 2017
629 York Street in Newport, Kentucky
Music, art, food and shopping!

Comboni Missionaries Taste of Mission
1318 Nagel Road in Anderson Township in Cincinnati, Ohio
October 7, 2017
Authentic food from: Italy, Africa, Ecuador and Mexico. Music, dancing and other cultural areas.

Chocolate Festival
1043 S. Main St. (Building 1) at the Montgomery County Fair Grounds in Dayton, Ohio
October 7, 2017
Rhapsody in Chocolate!

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

Sunflower Festival
Gorman Heritage Farm at 10052 Reading Road in Evendale, (Cincinnati) Ohio
October 7-8, 2017
Sunflower maze, food trucks, pumpkins and sunflowers! Admission fee.

Ohio Cider Fest
Hidden Valley Fruit Farm in Lebanon, Ohio
October  7-8, 2017
Enjoy cider and all kinds of autumn things.

Apple Butter Festival
6924 Brown Road at Hueston Woods State Park Pioneer Farm in Oxford, Ohio
October 7-8, 2017
Learn all about farm life in the 19th century.

Beer Wine Food Festival
Wyoming (Cincinnati), Ohio
October 7-8, 2017
Entertainment, chalk art sidewalk painting ,food and drink!

Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience
Eastwood MetroPark in Dayton, Ohio
October 7-8, 2017
Try a course and enjoy BMX demonstrations. Live music. Dog activities, too!

Young’s Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival
Yellow Springs, Ohio
October 7-8, 2017
View 800-pound pumpkins, taste pumpkin donut holes and enjoy pumpkin bowling.

Jungle Jim’s Weekend of Fire
Fairfield, Ohio
October 7-8, 2017
A fiery food show! Enjoy watching people taste some hot, hot food. You can also sample hot sources, salsa and spicy foods.

Downtown and Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
October 12-15, 2017
Music and light show throughout the downtown and Over-the-Rhine with 100+ media artists and 16 architectural projection locations featuring 50 rotating show

Cinema in the Cemetery Hocus Pocus
Linden Grove Cemetery & Arboretum at 401 W. 13th Street in Covington, Kentucky
October 13, 2017
Watch the movie in a spooky setting! Snacks available for purchase.

Operation Pumpkin
High Street in Hamilton, Ohio
October 13-15, 2017
Pumpkin weigh off, carved pumpkin contests, annual L’il Miss Punkin contest an a Puppy Parade.

Beer, Wine and Food Festival
Wyoming Village Green (Oak and Grove Avenues) in Wyoming in Cincinnati, Ohio
October 13-14, 2017
Enjoy brews, yummy food and live music!

30th Annual Navy Bean Festival
Rising Sun, Indiana
October 13-14, 2017
Enjoy KidZone activities,, shows and entertainment while enjoying Navy Bean Soup and cornbread.

Sunman’s Party in the Park – Chili Cook-Off
219 North Meridian Street in Sunman, Indiana
October 14, 2017
Food, music, kids activities and a beer garden.

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

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
Downtown Lebanon, Ohio
October 14, 2017
German everything!

Fall Fest at Snyder Park
Snyder Park in Springfield, Ohio
October 14-15, 2017
Games, arts and crafts and lots of great food!

Pioneeer Harvest Fest
349 South Broadway in Trotwood, Ohio
October 14, 2017
Hayrides, corn-husking contest, roasted hot dogs, antique farm equipment and more.

Turning of the Leaves Festival
Augusta, Kentucky
October 14, 2017
Crafts, Kentucky-made products, food and fun!

The Great Pumpkin Fest
West Chester
October 14, 2017

Red Dog Park at 5081 Madison Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
October 14, 2017
Music, food, pet photos, costume parade and more.

Cheviot Scottish Festival
Harvest Home Park at 3961 North Bend Road
October 14-15, 2017
Bagpipers, dancing, food and more at this first-time festival!

Fairborn Fall Festival
Community Park at 691 E. Dayton Yellow Springs Road in Fairborn, Ohio
October 14-15, 2017

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

Enon Apple Butter Festival
Settler’s Park (Main and Xenia streets) in Enon, Ohio
October 14-15, 2017
Enjoy apples, their spices and lots of apple butter!

Sauerkraut Festival
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio
October 14-15, 2017
This annual festival celebrates everything sauerkraut. Enjoy all kinds of sauerkraut foods from ice cream to fudge to pizza. 450 vetted vendors.

Fall Farm Fest
Knoop Homestead at the Reserve at 2645 E. State Route 41 in Troy, Ohio
October 14-15, 2017
Enjoy celebrating Miami County’s agricultural heritage

Pioneer Village Harvest Festival
3999 Pioneer Village Road in Waynesville, Ohio
October 14-15, 2017
Learn how the pioneers prepare for winter.

2017 Fall Parade of Homes
21 homes throughout Dayton, Ohio
October 14-15, 21-22, 2017
The Home Builders Association of Dayton presents some new homes to tour!

Oakwood Family Fall Festival
Shafor Park (Collingwood Ave. and Shafor Blvd.) in Oakwood, Ohio
October 15, 2017
Games, food, hayrides and pumpkin painting! There will also be a costume parade.

Spooktacular Parade and Halloween Festival
Fairborn, Ohio
October 20, 2017 – parade
October 22, 2017 – festival
Rides, vendors, entertainments!

The Great Pumpkin Glow
1995 E Ross Road at Adventures on the Great Miami in Tipp City, Ohio
October 21, 2017
Carve pumpkins to line the hill along the Great Miami River. Pumpkins to be lit at 8:20pm.

Springfield Antique Show
Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio
October 21-22, 2017
Enjoy viewing and buying vintage and antique things!

Minges and Weber Family Pumpkin Festival
6007 Kilby Road in Harrison, Ohio
October 21-22, 2017
Learn about agriculture and enjoy pumpkins.

Zombie Fest
3800 Main Street in Moraine, Ohio
October 27-28, 2017
Kids activities, hayrides, not-so-scary Halloween House, teen dance and more!

Books by the Bank
Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
October 28, 2017
Meet local and national authors.

Hauntfest on Fifth 2017
Adult event along Fifth Street in the Oregon District in Dayton, Ohio
October 28, 2017
Street performers, costume contest, live music and beverages.

Trunk or Treat
Fuller Garden at 1217 Linden Avenue in Springfield, Ohio
October 28, 2017
Games, snacks and movies!

Charm at the Farm Vintage Market
48953 Bunnell Hill Road in Lebanon, Ohio
October 28-29 2017
Open-air vintage market with 70+ vendors and food.

Pumpkin Days
Hidden Valley Fruit Farm in Lebanon, Ohio
October 28-29, 2017

Fall Fest at Washington Park
Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
October 28-29, 2017


Julie Back is Named the Number One Agent in Ohio and Sibcy Cline’s Number One Agent for the Sixth Year in a Row

Julie_Sibcys_Robin_LinkedArms3.jpgJulie K. Back of Sibcy Cline’s Hyde Park office, was named the top sales agent for the state of Ohio for 2017! This announcement was made on September 26, 2017 at the Ohio Association of Realtor’s (OAR) Conference held in Cincinnati, Ohio. Being in the number one position for the state is not easy thing to do as there are over 27,000 members in the organization.

Previously, Julie has been honored by the OAR as the #2 sales agent in Ohio in 2015 and and 2016; #4 agent in 2012; and #5 agent in 2011.


Says Rob Sibcy, President of Sibcy Cline Realtors, “This is such a tremendous honor for Julie and we are very proud of her. She is such a dedicated part of our team and works very hard for her clients. We are thrilled she has succeeded in being the best of the best in Ohio!”


Julie was named Sibcy Cline’s top agent in early September. She has held this honor for the past six years in a row. In addition, she has been named the top agent in the city as part of the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors® Circle of Excellence in 2015 and 2016.

About Julie K. Back
Julie has lived in both Hyde Park and Indian Hill with deep local ties as a Cincinnati native. She is a graduate of Summit Country Day and the University of Cincinnati.

She began her real estate career in 1994 with Sibcy Cline. Her sales focus has been on eastern Cincinnati including downtown, Hyde Park, Montgomery,  Mt. Adams, Mt. Lookout, Columbia-Tusculum, Madeira as well as her own neighborhood in Indian Hill.

Over the years Julie has made many friends and connections locally. These friendships coupled with her passion and dedication for real estate have helped her succeed. She expanded her sphere of influence through her volunteer work on a variety of community projects. These include numerous fundraisers benefiting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and other philanthropic organizations. She has also chaired events for the Cincinnati Antiques Festival and is a member of Kindervelt #50. Her caring spirit added to her knowledge of her marketplace  and has earned her glowing referrals from clients and respect of her fellow sale agents.


Julie is based out of the Sibcy Cline Hyde Park office located on Erie Avenue. Her “home” team at the office are thrilled for her sales honors. Says David Hummel, Vice President/Sales Manager of the office, “Julie, Julie, Julie! It’s her year! Everyone at the Hyde Park office is cheering Julie on and we are so proud of her. It takes so much work to be at the top of sales for not only Sibcy Cline, but our city and now our state!”

Marie Simon, who is a co -Vice President/Sales Manager for Hyde Park adds, “Julie is a very hard worker. She puts in the time and energy to maker her clients happy. Her success is not magic, it is the result of persistence and a superior work ethic.”