Guide to Local Events, Festivals and Fun Things to Do throughout September

September local events 2021

September is the perfect month for festivals and other outdoor events. It’s still warm out to enjoy outdoor venues. The month begins with Labor Day festivities and continues on with concerts, festivals and other fun things to do. Our list is in order by region and date.

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CINCINNATI AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Summer Music on the Levee
Through September 2, 2021 (Thursday evenings from 7–10pm)
Central Plaza at Newport on the Levee, Newport, Kentucky

Krohn Conservatory Butterflies of Bali
Through September 6, 2021
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy seeing 1000s of butterflies! Purchase tickets ahead of your visit

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Blue Ash Police Bike Rodeo
September 1, 2021
Summit Park at 4335 Glendale Milford Rd., Blue Ash, Ohio
Enjoy bike obstacles, helmet giveaway and learn safety skills

Blippi The Musical
September 2, 2021
BB&T Arena at 500 Nunn Dr., N Ky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky
Kids will love seeing Blippi come to the stage

Jefferson Starship Concert
September 2, 2021
Memorial Hall at 1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the concert

Lady A Concert
September 2, 2021
PromoWest Pavillon at OVATION at 101 W. 4th Street, Newport, Kentucky
Enjoy this outside concert

Lunken Airport Days
September 2–6, 2021
Lunken Airport at 262 Wilmer Ave., (East End) Cincinnati, Ohio
Planes!

Rockin’ the Roebling
September 2, 2021
Smale Riverfront Park at the Schmidlapp Event Lawn; Mehring Way and Main St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the music

Salsa on the Square
September 2, 9,16, 23, 30, 2021
Fountain Square, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Regional Latin bands will be playing; Latin food!

Summer Music on the Levee
September 2, 2021 (7–10pm)
Central Plaza at Newport on the Levee, Newport, Kentucky
Free concert

All Hallows’ Eve – Terror Town
September 3 – November 6, 2021
1449 Greenbush Cobb Rd., Williamsburg, Ohio
19th century town and haunted trail

Blue Ash Summer Concerts at Towne Square
September 3, 2021
Blue Ash Towne Square, downtown Blue Ash, Ohio
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music

Fifth & Vine Live
September 3–4, 10–11, 17, 24–25, 2021
Fountain Square at Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, Ohio
Free concert!

Friday Flow
September 3, 2021
Washington Park at 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
R&B music

Heritage Days
September 3–5, 2021
Augusta, Kentucky
Games, trolley tours, and a frog-jumping contest

Hit the Mic Cincy’s Black Book Fair & Open Mic
September 3, 2021
Oasis at Grace at 5524 Belmont Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Learn about the publishing process

Liberty Home German Society Oktoberfest
September 3–5, 2021
2361 Hamilton-Cleves Hwy., Hamilton/Ross, Ohio
German food, beer, rides and more!

Mt. Healthy Summer Concerts
September 3, 2021
Mt. Healthy City Park at 1541 Hill Ave., Mt. Healthy, Ohio
Free concert

Nativity of our Lord Festival
September 3–4, 2021
Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati, Ohio
Music, food trucks, beer garden and more

RiversEDGE 2021 Concerts
September 3, 11 and 18, 2021
116 Dayton Street, Hamilton, Ohio
Live music along the river

Shout! The Mod Musical
September 3–11, 2021
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut, Cincinnati, Ohio
Outrageous dance moves and great fashion!

Smoke on the River BBQFest
September 3–5, 2021
Festival Park at 1 Levee Way, Newport, Kentucky
Food and music

Terror Town
September 3 – November, 2021 (Fridays and Saturdays)
1449 Greenbrush Cobb Rd., Williamsburg, Ohio

Theory of a Deadman
September 3, 2021
PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION at 101 W. 4th St., Newport, Kentucky
Concert!

Atreyu
September 4, 2021
PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION at 101 W. 4th Street, Newport, Kentucky
Concert!

Brooks & Dunn
September 4, 2021
Riverbend Music Center at 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the music!

Lunken Airport Days
September 4–5, 2021
Lunken Airport at 262 Wilmer Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
See airplanes, classic cars, food and more

Ohio Renaissance Festival
September 4 – October 31, 2021 (Weekends)
10542 E. State Route 73, Waynesville, Ohio
Eat, drink, enjoy everything renaissance

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Summer Series
September 4, 2021
Devou Park at 1201 Park Drive, Covington, Kentucky
Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Food trucks will be on site.

Monster Jam
September 4–5, 2021
Heritage Bank Center at 100 Broadway, Cincinnati, Ohio
Big trucks!

WestSide Market
September 4, 2021 (+Nov 27)
3719 Harrison Ave., downtown Cheviot, Ohio
Market pop-up with homemade items, baked goods, vintage finds and local brews

Art on Vine
September 5, 2021
Fountain Square at Fifth and Vine, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Artisan vendors

Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Concert
September 5, 2021
Blue Ash Towne Square at corner of Hunt and Cooper Rd., Blue Ash, Ohio
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the music

Hispanic Culture Fest at St. Boniface Northside
September 5, 2021
4305 Pitts Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Food and music from Central American and Mexico

Historic Harrison Market
September 5, 2021
200 Harrison Ave., Harrison, Ohio
Produce, crafters, fresh baked goods 9am–2pm

Paws in the Park
September 5, 2021
Miami Whitewater Forest at 9001 Mt. Hope Rd., Crosby Township, Ohio
Simmonds Family Dog Park will have all kinds of activities for your pooch

Riverfest
September 5, 2021
Newport and Cincinnati river fronts
Entertainment from 12pm–9pm, food and beverages
Fireworks at dusk

St. Angela Merici Homecoming Festival
September 5, 2021
US 50 and Stone Alley, Fayetteville, Ohio
Games, raffles, chicken/roast beef dinners

Weekend Walkabout
September 5, 2021
Spring Grove Cemetery at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
View 13 kinds of sarcophagi

Dogfest and K9 Kerplunk
September 6, 2021
Montgomery Community Pool at 8075 Hopewell Rd., Montgomery, Ohio
Contests, prizes and booths. People-friendly pooches can swim!

Summer Concerts at Fort Thomas
September 5, 2021
Tower Park Amphitheater, Cochran Ave, Fort Thomas, Kentucky

Koehner Park Concert Series
September 6. 2021
Keehner Park at 7211 Barret Road, West Chester, Ohio
Free concerts at the amphitheater stage; bring food and non-alcoholic beverages

St. Vincent Concert
September 6, 2021
Andrew J. Brady Music Center at Smale Park, Cincinnati, Ohio

Chris Hillman Stories and Songs
September 7, 2021
Memorial Hall at 1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the music

St. Vincent
September 7, 2021
The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center at 25 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Concert

The Doobie Brothers Concert
September 8, 2021
Riverbend Music Center at 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!

Greenhills Concert on the Commons
September 8, 2021
Greenhills Commons at 24 Farragut Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
View the concerts on the internet, too.

Summer Cinema
September 8, 15 and 29, 2021
Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Bring a lawn chair or blanket; Food trucks on site

Beers and Gears
September 9, 2021
Springfield Township Arts & Enrichment Council at 9158 Winton Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live music, brews and cars

Brothers Osborne Concert
September 9, 2021
Andrew J. Brady Music Center at Smale Park, Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati International Wine Festival
– Dinners Version
September 9, 2021
Various Cincinnati area restaurants to enjoy in person or virtually at home

Edible Plants Walking Tour
September 9, 2021
Spring Grove Cemetery at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Sample plants with edible fruit

Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
September 9, 2021
Riverbend Music Center at 6295 Kellog Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy a pre-show wine tasting

Harvest Home Festival
September 9–12, 2021
3961 North Bend Rd., Cheviot, Ohio
Parade, games, exhibitions (no rides this year)

The Hit Men
September 9, 2021
Memorial Hall at 1225 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the music as your head down memory lane with hits

A Day To Remember
September 10, 2021
PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION at 101 W. 4th Street, Newport, Kentucky
Concert

Annual Festival of the Horse
September 10–12, 2021
Downtown Georgetown, Kentucky
Enjoy exhibits, foods, arts, carnival, parade and horse show

Asleep at the Wheel
September 10, 2021
Memorial Hall at 1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Concert

Bands & BBQ at the Point
September 10–11, 2021
Carrollton’s Point Park in Carrollton, Kentucky
Bring your lawn chair! Fireworks and BBQ contest.

Midwest Ceramics Show
September 10–11, 2021
Butler County Fairgrounds at 1715 Fairgrove Ave., Hamilton, Ohio
Everything you need to know about ceramics

Billy Joel
September 10, 2021
Great American Ballpark at 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, Ohio
Singing his hits!

Clinton County Corn Festival
September 10–12, 2021
Clinton County Fair Grounds at 958 West Main Street in Wilmington, Ohio
Corn and fun! Parade, games, antique farm machinery and more!

End of the Rainbow
September 10–19, 2021 (various dates)
The Carnegie at 144 Madison Ave., Covington, Kentucky
Bio and hits of Judy Garland

Friday Night Flick
September 10, 2021
500 Freedom Park Dr., Crestview Hills, Kentucky
Movie begins at dusk

HorrorHound Weekend
September 10–12, 2021
Sharonvillle Convention Center at 11355 Chester Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Horror movie, TV and pop culture convention

Loveland Frogman Race
September 10–11, 2021
Loveland Canoe & Kayak at 174 Karl Brown Way, Loveland, Ohio
Canoe/kayak, bike and run!

St. Clement Festival and Pig Roast
September 10–12, 2021
4536 Vine St, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the festival!

St. Susanna Family Festival
September 10–12, 2021
500 Reading Road in Mason, Ohio
Games, rides, cake booth, blackjack and more!

Vinoklet Art and Wine Festival
September 10–12, 2021
Vinoklet Winery at 11069 Colerain Ave., Colerain Twp., Cincinnati, Ohio

Walk on Wilburn
September 10, 2021 (+Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10, Jan 14)
East Walnut Hills business district along Woodburn Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Shop, eat and enjoy

9-11 Memorial Dedication
September 11, 2021
Deer Park Municipal Building at 7777 Blue Ash Rd., Deer Park, (Cincinnati) Ohio
Honor Guard, Air Force military fly over and reception

9/11 Memorial 5k
September 11, 2021
Voice of America Learning Center at 7847 VOA Park Dr., West Chester, Ohio
Run or walk for the 20th anniversary

Art in the Park
September 11, 2021
Thomas J. Wiethorn Park at 100 Ward Ave., Bellevue, Kentucky

Bloom Gala 
September 11, 2021
Green Acres Art Center at 8400 Blome Road, Indian Hill (Cincinnati), Ohio
Gala to support the Stepping Stones’ programs

The City Flea
September 11, 2021 (+October 9 and December 11)
Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
See what treasures you can find from 100+ vendors! Food trucks, too

Concert in the Park
September 11, 2021
Bicentennial Park at the amphitheater, Dayton Road and Old Rt 73, Waynesville, Ohio
Free concert

Country Pumpkins Fall Festival
September 11 – October 31, 2021
1835 Sherman Mt. Zion Rd., Dry Ridge, Kentucky
Activities, pumpkins, petting zoo, hayrides and more (rides on Friday evenings through Sundays)

Crazy Cardboard Boat Regatta
September 11, 2021
Voice of America Metropark at 7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester, Ohio
Teams build their boats and race! Vendors, entertainment, activities

Dead and Co. Concert
September 11, 2021
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!

Fall Fun at Evans Orchard
September 11 – October 31, 2021
198 Stone Road, Georgetown, Kentucky

Finds on the Farm – Fall Craft Show
September 11, 2021
Niederman Family Farm at 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Liberty Township
Enjoy shopping on the farm!

Hamilton Flea
September 11, 2021
Marcum Park in downtown Hamilton, Ohio
Urban artisan market!

Harrison City-Wide Yard Sale
September 11, 2021
Harrison, Ohio
Find a bargain

Lantern Light Ceremony at Spring Grove Cemetery
September 11, 2021
Spring Grove Cemetery at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Bring a picnic, blankets and lawn chairs. Music concert. Prepare your personalized lantern.

Lebanon Antiques Show
September 11–12, 2021
Warren County Fairgrounds at 665 N. Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio
Browse and buy!

NKY Music Festival
September 11, 2021
Devou Park at 1201 Park Drive, Covington, Kentucky
Enjoy the concert

O.F.F. Market
September 11, 2021
Summit Park at 4335 Glendale Milford Rd., Blue Ash, Ohio
Artisans, brewers, bakers, famers provide a unique shopping experience

Patriot Day
September 11, 2021
Ft. Wright, Kentucky

Second Saturday Flea Market
September 11, 2021 (+Oct 9, Nov 13 and Dec 11)
Laurel Bend at 86 Oldham Drive, Falmouth, Kentucky
Find a treasure

Taste of Harrison
September 11, 2021
Downtown Harrison, Ohio
Enjoy eating Harrison style!

Village Green Car Show
September 11, 2021
Village Green Park at 301 Wessel Dr., Fairfield, Ohio
Classic cars, food, entertainment and more

Village Oktoberfest
September 11, 2021
Highgrain Brewing Co. at 6960 Plainfield Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Celebrate Oktoberfest in Silverton: games, food, music and more

Waynesville Concert in the Park
September 11, 2021
Bicentennial Park Amphitheater, Waynesville, Ohio
Park is near Wayne Local Schools

Waynesville Street Faire
September 11, 2021
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio
Artisans and unique vendors

All Time Low
September 12, 2021
The Andrew J Brady ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the music

British Car Day
September 12, 2021
Harbin Park at 1300 Hunter Rd., Fairfield, Ohio
150+ cards to preview

Loveland Concerts in the Park
September 12, 2021
Nisbet Park and Amphitheater at 126 Karl Brown Way, Loveland, Ohio
Bring your chairs and blankets for this free concert.

Second Sunday on Main
September 12, 2021 (+Oct 10 and Nov 14)
Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
100+ vendors with a parade

Sunflower Rev It Up For Parkinson’s
September 12, 2021
Harbin Park at 1300 Hunter Rd., Fairfield, Ohio
150 British cars to view. Food and a DJ!

ZZ Top Concert
September 12, 2021
Riverbend Music Center at 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Free pre-show cookout!

The Band’s Visit
September 14–19, 2021
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Tony award-winning show

Coheed and Cambria & The Used
September 14, 2021
The Andrew J Brady ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the concert

Unfinished Business
September 14, 2021
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut St, Cincinnati, Ohio
A play to enjoy

6th Annual Stein Hoisting Competition
September 15, 2021
Taft’s Brewing Co. Brewpourium at 4831 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enter this fun competition

Alanis Morissette Concert
September 15, 2021
Riverbend Music Center at 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!

Robert Earl Keen
September 15, 2021
Memorial Hall at 1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the music!

The Summit Cinema
September 15, 2021
Summit Park
Watch a movie on a giant screen from the great lawn! Movies start at dusk

Cole Porter Reimagined
September 16, 2021
Springfield Township Arts & Enrichment Council at 9158 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Dinner theater with songs from Cole Porter

Sips with Sculptures
September 16–18, 2021
City wide, Hamilton, Ohio
Pedal Pub rides, interactive entertainment. and more

Watkins Family Hour
September 16, 2021
Memorial Hall at 1225 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Bluegrass music concert

10,000 Maniacs Concert
September17, 2021
Washington Park at 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Free concert!

Brett Eldredge
September 17, 2021
Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center at Smale Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Concert!

Cincinnati Comic Expo
September 17–19, 2021
Duke Energy Convention Center at 525 Elm St. in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Meet your comic idols!

Latin American and Caribbean UniDiversity Festival
September 17, 2021
Uptown Park at High and Main Streets, Oxford, Ohio
Enjoy this cultural festival

The Official Blues Brothers Revue
September 17, 2021
Memorial Hall at 1225 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Rubber biscuit?

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
September 17–19, 2021
Second and Third Streets between Walnut and Elm in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
The largest Oktoberfest in the USA. Enjoy German everything!

Ride Cincinnati 2021
September 17–18, 2021
Sawyer Pointe and Yeatman’s Cove at 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, Ohio
Scenic bike tour with 15, 25, 50 and 100-mile routes

Saint Timothy Parish Oktoberfest
September 17–19, 2021
10272 US 42 at Union, Kentucky
Rides, games, live music and food!

Sandylandacres Haunted Hayride
September 17 – October 30, 2021 (Fridays and Saturdays)
4172 Belleview Road, Petersburg, Kentucky
Date to ride!

A Fair of the Arts
September 18, 2021
Beech Acres Park at 6910 Salem Rd., Anderson Twp. (Cincinnati), Ohio
View original artwork (jewelry, paintings, pottery, etc); live music

Autumn Birding Hike
September 18, 2021
Harbin Park at v1300 Hunter Rd., Fairfield, Ohio
Must register for hike

Bleachers
September 18, 2021
PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION at 101 W. 4th St., Newport, Kentucky
Concert!

Covington Night Bazaar
September 18, 2021 (+Oct 23)
Roebling Point, Covington, Kentucky
Various artisan vendors

Escape the Village
September 18, 2021
Heritage Village Museum at 22450 Lebsnon Rd., Sharonville, Ohio
Room-style challenges for 4-8 people

Fall on the Farm at Blooms & Berries Farm Market
September 18 – October 31, 2021
669 South SR 48, Loveland, Ohio
Fall on the Farm Fall Festival: Hayrides, corn maze, farm animals and more. Online reservations required.

First Christian Church Fall Festival
September 18, 2021
3203 Wold Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Games, vendors, entertainment!

Homearama at Parkside Estates
September 18 – October 3, 2021
Parkside Estates at Coldstream (Anderson Township), Cincinnati, Ohio
View luxury homes

Jack O’Lantern Junction
September 18 – October 31, 2021
7379 Squire Court, West Chester, Ohio
Kid-friendly venue with treats

The Market
September 18, 2021 (+Oct 16, Nov 13)
Medpace at 5375 Medpace Way, Madisonville (Cincinnati), Ohio
35+ local vendors

Montgomery Car Show
September 18, 2021
Montgomery Square Plaza at 9999 Montgomery Rd., Montgomery, Ohio
Music, food and cars!

Music in the Park
September 18, 2021
Chamberlin Park at 7640 Plainfield Rd, (Deer Park), Cincinnati, Ohio
Music begins at 7pm

Off Pike Market 
September 18, 2021
Mills Avenue at Victory Park, Norwood, Ohio
9am–1pm
Local produce and music, food trucks and more

Our Lady of the Valley Festival
September 18–19, 2021
330 W. Vine Street, Reading, Ohio
Music, games, food and more!

PRIMUS – A Tribute To Kings Concert
September 18, 2021
Riverbend Music Center at 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!

Ride Cincinnati 2021
September 18, 2021
Sawyer Pointe and Yeatman’s Cove, Cincinnati, Ohio
Scenic bike tour with 15/25/50 and 100-mile routes

Simon Kenton Festival
September 18–19, 2021
Old Washington Historic District on Old Main St., Maysville, Kentucky
Demonstrations, vendors, music and food

Swingtime by the River
September 18, 2021
Augusta, Kentucky
Enjoy the music

Theo Von Concert
September 18, 2021
Andrew J. Brady Music Center at Smale Park, Cincinnati, Ohio

Woof Festival
September 18, 2021
Laurel Bend at 86 Oldham Dr., Falmouth, Kentucky
Bring your dog and enjoy animal activities, talent shows and more

311 / Iration / Iya Terra Concert
September 19, 2021
Andrew J. Brady Music Center at Smale Park, Cincinnati, Ohio

Ault in Bloom
September 19, 2021
Ault Park at 3600 Observatory Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Rose exhibits, crafts, music, ice cream and more

Burlington Antique Show
September 19, 2021 (+Oct 17)
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idlewild, Burlington, Kentucky
Over 200 dealers – find a treasure

Bust A Crust / Pie-K 5k Run Walk
September 19, 2021
Spring Grove Cemetery at 4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Benefits meals on wheels

Funfest Dance
September 19, 2021
Lakeridge Hall at 7210 Pippin Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Music, drinks and dancing!

Hispanic Heritage Festival
September 19, 2021
Sharon Woods at 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, Ohio
Dance, food, crafts and more

Not Your Average Paint and Sip Class
September 19, 2021
Fountain Square at downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Follow along style; $25 voucher includes a 12×12 canvas, materials and drink voucher; Look for the Bob Ross wig!

Madcap Puppets; The Story Quest
September 20, 2021
City Building at 2355 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Enjoy the puppets!

Megadeath Concert
September 20, 2021
Riverbend Music Center at 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert

Five for Fighting
September 21, 2021
Memorial Hall at 1225 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
String quartet concert

Jonas Brothers Concert
September 21, 2021
Riverbend Music Center at 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!

Taking Back Sunday
September 21, 2021
PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION
101 W. 4th St., Newport, Kentucky
Concert!

Al Di Meola
September 22, 2021
Memorial Hall at 1225 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Jazz guitar concert

Faith No More
September 22, 2021
PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION at 101 W. 4th St., Newport, Kentucky
Concert!

Machine Gun Kelly Concert
September 22, 2021
Andrew J. Brady Music Center at Smale Park, Cincinnati, Ohio

Pipeline
September 22 – October 16, 2021
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati: 1127 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Parenthood, education and the experience of young black men

James McMurty
September 23, 2021
Memorial Hall at 1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Concert!

Kaplan New Works in the Park Ballet
September 23–26, 2021
Eden Park at Seasongood Pavilion at Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Ballet performs!

Thomas Rhett Concert
September 23, 2021
Riverbend Music Center at 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio

Final Friday
September 24, 2021 (+Oct 29, Nov 26 and Dec 17)
Pendleton Art Center at 1310 Pendleton St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Meet the artists and purchase artwork

Halloween Haunt
September 24 – October 30, 2021 (Friday and Saturday nights)
Kings Island at 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, Ohio
Scare mazes and zones, live entertainment, night rides

Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
September 24–26, 2021 (+Oct 1–3)
Fairfield Community Arts Center at 411 Wessel Dr., Fairfield, Ohio
Fairfield Footlighters presents a mystery

Loveland Oktoberfest
September 24–25, 2021
Downtown Loveland, Ohio
Weiner dog races, food and fun!

Newport Oktoberfest
September 24–26, 2021
Newport, Kentucky riverfront
It’s a German tradition with food, drink and more!

Oktoberfest – The Dayton Art Institute
September 24–26, 2021
Dayton Art Institute at 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio
456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, Ohio

Pig Out
September 24–25, 2021
Corner of McDonal Parkway and Sutton St., Maysville, Kentucky
Music, entertainment and food

St. Cecilia Oktoberfest Oakley
September 24–25, 2021
3105 Madison Road, Oakley, Cincinnati, Ohio
German music, food and dancing

St. Jude Oktoberfest Bridgetown
September 24–26, 2021
5924 Bridgetown Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Music, games, rides and food

Zoofari
September 24, 2021
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Dinner-by-the-bite while viewing the animals

Art & Music Festival
September 25–26, 2021
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum at 1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, Ohio
70+ artists showcase their skill and will be selling their creations, food trucks, activities

ArtWave’s Enjoy the Arts @ Parks: Fernbank Park
September 25, 2021
50 Thornton Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Free concert

Burger Farm Fall Festival
September 25 – October 31, 2021 (Weekends) 
Burger Farm and Garden Center at 7849 Main Street, Newtown, Ohio
Animated pumpkin land, puppet show, farm animals, pony rides, carnival rides and more

Civil War Historical Weekend
September 25–26, 2021
Augusta, Kentucky
Go back in time

Country Applefest
September 25–26, 2021
Warren County Fairgrounds, at 665 N. Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio
Apples, crafts, food and more

Great Outdoor Weekend
September 25–26, 2021
Various locations throughout the region
100 free events to sample

HalloTween
September 25 – October 30, 2021
Kings Island at 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, Ohio
Spooky fun for younger ones. Family friendly without fear of running into a monster

Hyde Park Blast
September 25, 2021
Hyde Park Square and Hyde Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Annual race

Ish Festival
September 25–26, 2021
Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Jewish and Israeli arts and culture

Jackson Family Farm – Fall on the Farm Festival
September 25 – October 24, 2021 (weekends)
6760 West Alexandria Road, Middletown, Ohio
Fall on the Farm: farm animals, corn barn, hay tower, hayride, pumpkin launcher and more

Jelly Roll
September 25, 2021
PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION at 101 W. 4th St., Newport, Kentucky
Concert!

Liberty Fall Festival
September 25, 2021
Liberty Park at 6757 Yankee Rd., Liberty Township, Ohio
Crafts, food and more!

Merchants and Music Festival
September 25–26, 2021
Tower Park at 900 S. Ft. Thomas, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky
5pm–12am: enjoy the music

Mt. Joy and Trampled by Turtles Concert
September 25, 2021
Andrew J. Brady Music Center at Smale Park, Cincinnati, Ohio

NF
September 25, 2021
Riverbend Music Center at 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Concert!

The Price is Right
September 25, 2021
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Come on down and win prizes

Pyramid Hill Art and Music Festival
September 25–26, 2021
Pyramid Sculpture Park and Museum at 1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, Ohio

Rock the Hill
September 25, 2021
St. Williams Church at 4208 8th St. W., Cincinnati, Ohio
Music festival with food trucks. Need a ticket

Sonder & Friends Oktoberfest
September 25, 2021
Sonder Brewing at 8584 Duke Blvd., Mason, Ohio
German-style beers in the taproom and beer garden, music, food and games

Cincinnati Asian Arts Festival
September 26, 2021
Cincinnati Art Museum at 953 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio
Artwork, cultural booths. performances

MainStrasse Village Flea
September 26, 2021 (+Oct 24)
MainStrasse promenade between Philadelphia and Main Streets, Covington, Kentucky
Find a treasure

Sharonville Arts and Crafts Festival 
September 26, 2021
Sharonville Recreation Center at 10990 Thornview Drive, Sharonville, Ohio

Dave Matthews Band Concert
September 28, 2021
Riverbend Music Center at 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!

Monarch Festival
September 28 – October 2, 2021
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the butterflies

Need To Breathe Concert
September 28, 2021
Andrew J. Brady Music Center at Smale Park, Cincinnati, Ohio

Wild Child
September 28, 2021
Memorial Hall at 1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Concert!

Parker Millsap

September 29, 2021
Memorial Hall at 1225 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Concert!

Pimp My Howler
September 29, 2021
Taft’s Brewing Co. Brewpourium at 4831 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Paint your howler

Florida Georgia Line
September 30, 2021
Riverbend Music Center at 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Concert!

Fright Night Weekend
September 30–October 3, 2021
Washington Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Free Halloween movies

Johnnyswim
September 30, 2021
PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION at 101 W. 4th St., Newport, Kentucky
Concert!

Pop Up Play with Abby Palen
September 30, 2021
Washington Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Leaf pressing


DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD, OHIO

Riverscape Metropark Music & Food Truck at Lunch
Through September 3, 2021 (Monday–Friday 11:30am–1:30pm)
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton, Ohio
Live acoustic music and local food!
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It’s Only a Play
Through September 5, 2021
Beavercreek Community Theatre at 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, Ohio
A comedy

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Through September 19, 2021
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at 765 W Central Ave, Springboro, Ohio
A murderous romp

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SummerFest
September 1, 2021
Seger Park at 101-199 S. Perry Street, Vandalia, Ohio
Live music from 5pm–9pm. Food trucks

The Taste Festival
September 1, 2021
Fraze Pavilion at 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Taste food from Kettering, Moraine and Oakwood restaurants.

Food Truck Thursday in Springboro
September 2, 2021
S. Main Street, Downtown historic Springboro, Ohio
Stores open late, too. Every first Thursday through Sept. 2021 starting at 4:30pm

Kiss Concert
September 2, 2021
Wright State University Nutter Center at 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio
Rock and roll!

Levitt Pavilion Summer Concerts
September 2, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 19 and 26, 2021
134 S Main St., Dayton, Ohio
Free concerts throughout the summer; music starts at 7pm

Alter Fest
September 3–5, 2021
Alter High School at 940 E. David Rd., Kettering, Ohio
Games, food, rides, music and fun!

Chocolate Walk
September 3, 2021
Downtown Troy, Ohio
Truffels, cakes, cocoa and more chocolate items

Kettering Block Party at The Fraze
September 3, 2021
Fraze Pavilion at 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Interactive displays, food and more

Pickin in the Park & Food Trucks
September 3, 2021
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton, Ohio
Bluegrass music and food tr ucks

Strawberry Jam First Friday
September 3, 2021
Prouty Plaza, Troy, Ohio
Listen to live music

U.S. Civil War Monument Dedication
September 3, 2021
Ferncliff’s Cemetery’s Civil War Veteran’s Mound at 510 W. McCreght Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Dedicating a monument for African American GIs who fought in the Civi War

Kettering Holiday@Home
September 4–6, 2021
Fraze Pavilion at 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Labor Day celebration with music, games, parade, arts/crafts exhibit, food trucks

The Fair at New Boston
September 4–5, 2021
George Rogers Clark Park at 936 Tecumseh Rd., Springfield, Ohio
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Furry Skurry 5K
September 4, 2021
Eastwood MetroPark at 1401 Harshman Rd., Dayton, Ohio
Runners, walkers and pets

A Hot Summer Night
September 4, 2021
Main Street, Rising Sun, Indiana
7pm – bring lawn chairs and listen to the Belairs Show Band

John Legend
September 4, 2021
The Rose Music Center at 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights, Ohio
Grammy-winning, multi-platinum artist

Tippapalooza
September 4, 2021
Tip City Eagles Park at 3853 Hyattsville Road, Tipp City, Ohio
Music festival!

Dayton Reggae Festival
September 5, 2021
Levitt Pavilion at 134 S. Main St., Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy the concert; food and merchandise vendors

Deeds Carillon Concerts
September 5 and 11, 2021
1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Listen to the 51 bells!

Fairborn Food Truck Rally
September 8 and 22, 2021 (+Oct 13 and 27)
103 W. Main Street, Fairborn, Ohio
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
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Big Band Night
September 9 and 30, 2021
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton, Ohio
Big band music – concerts from 7:30pm–9:30pm; bring your lawn chair

Balloon Fest – A Hot Air Affair
September 10–11, 2021
1631 N. Main St., Urbana, Ohio
Bring your lawn chairs and view the light and color!

Champaign County Balloon Fest
September 10–11, 2021
1631 N. Main Street at Grimes Field, Urbana, Ohio
Music, food, balloon launch and glow

Dayton Greek Festival
September 10–12, 2021
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church at 500 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio
Greek food available through the drive through only

Italian Fall Festa
September 10–12, 2021
Bella Villa Hall at 2625 County Line Rd., Dayton, Ohio
Authentic homemade Italian dishes and fun

Midwest Ceramics Show
September 10-11, 2021
Butler Country Fairgrounds at 1715 Fairgrove Ave., Hamilton, Ohio
Enjoy the ceramics

Springboro Oktoberfest
September 10–11, 2021
Springboro United Church of Christ, 5 West Mill Street, Springboro, Ohio
Bratwurst to schnitzel! Live music, kids zone and more!

Beavercreek Popcorn Festival
September 11–12, 2021
Dayton-Xenia Road in Beavercreek, Ohio
There will be over 200 booths with food, treats and amazing popcorn specialties!

Deeds Carillon Concert
September 11, 19 and 27, 2021 (+Oct 3, 10,17, 24, Nov 20, 23, Dec 7)
Carillon Park at 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Listen to carillonneur Larry Weinstein

Greenville Feast & Fest
September 11, 2021
Darke County Fairgrounds at 800 Sweitzer St., Greenville, Ohio
Food trucks, music, crafts and food

Ohio Fish & Shrimp Festival
September 11, 18 and 25, 2021
Freshwater Farms of Ohio at2624 US 68 in Urbana, Ohio
Enjoy seafood while listening to live music and enjoying games and other activities.

Open Aircraft Days at the Air Force Museum
September 11, 2021 (+ Oct 16, Nov 13 and Dec 18)
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Up-close look at different aircraft

Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition
September 11, 2021
Veteran’s Park at 250 Cliff Park Road, Springfield, Ohio
30 food trucks will be competing at the amphitheater

Troy, Ohio PorchFest
September 11, 2021
Troy, Ohio
40+ bands playing through the city’s historic district; food truck and artisan tents
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Art on the Commons
September 12 – November 20, 2021
Rosewood Arts Centre at 2655 Olson Dr., Kettering, Ohio
Rotating exhibitions and virtual experiences

Patterson Homestead Afternoon Tea
September 12, 2021 (+Dec 4–5 )
1815 Brown Street, Dayton, Ohio
Three-course tea service by costumed interpreters

Old English Sheep Dog National Specialty
September 13–19, 2021
Roberts Centre at 123 Gano Rd., Wilmington, Ohio
Dog show

Air Force Marathon Sports and Fitness Expo

September 16–17, 2021
Wright State University Nutter Center at 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio
100 exhibitors featuring sports, fitness and nutrition

Air Force Marathon
September 16–18, 2021
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at 1100 Spaatz Street, Dayton, Oiho
Run, run, run!

Taste of Northmont
September 16, 2021
Meadows at Clayton at 6001 Salem Ave., Clayton, Ohio
Enjoy tastes from local restaurants

Hotel California Live
September 17, 2021
Daton Masonic Center at 525 W. Riverview Ave., Dayton, Ohi
Eagles’ tribute band

Plane Talks
September 17, 2021 (+Nov 11 and Dec 7)
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz Street, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio (Dayton)
Expoerts will chat about the exhibit planes

Rubber Duck Regatta
September 17, 2021
Dixie Drive-In Movie Theater at 6201 N. Dixie, Dayton, Ohio
Adopt a duck!

Sister Cities of Vandalia Oktoberfest
September 17–18, 2021
Vandalia Sports Complex on Stonequarry Road in Vandalia, Ohio
Live music and lots of German food

Springfield Extravaganza
September 17–19, 2021
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Antiques galore!

, US Air Force Marathon
September 17–18, 2021
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz Street, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5k and Kids Run on Friday; Marathon on Saturday

MustardFEST 2021
September 17–18, 2021
Mother Stewart’s Brewery Company
102 W. Columbia St., Springfield, Ohio
Mustard recipe cook off, wiener dog race and more

Craft Beer Festival
September 18, 2021
Auglaize County Fairgrounds at 1001 Fairview Dr., Wapakoneta, Ohio
40 Breweries will be showcasing their beers.

Dayton Pagan Pride Day
September 18, 2021
Fairborn Community Park, Fairborn, Ohio
Learn about pagan spiritualism

Hairborn 2021
September 18, 2021
Downtown Fairborn, Ohio
Music performances, beer, food and fun

Hispanic Heritage Festival
September 18, 2021
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton, Ohio
Music, food and fun

Preble County Pork Festival
September 18–19, 2021
Preble County Fairgrounds at 722 South Franklin Street, Eaton, Ohio
Lots of fun things to do and great food, live music, rides and racing pigs

St. Anne’s Hill Neighborhood Garage Sale
September 18, 2021
St. Anne’s Hill, Dayton, Ohio
Find a treasure

Super Hero Skate
September 18, 2021
Kettering Rec Complex at 2900 Glengarry Dr., Kettering, Ohio
Dress as a super hero and skate!

A Wool Gathering
September 18–19, 2021
Young’s Jersey Dairy at 6880 Springfield-Xenia Road, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Largest regional natural fiber festival

3rd Sunday at Front Street
September 19, 2021 (+Oct 17, Nov 21 and Dec 19)
Front Street, Dayton, Ohio
Market, art galleries, food trucks, live music from 11am–4pm
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3rd on Third Outdoor Market
September 19, 2021 (+Oct 17)
1301 East Third Street, Dayton, Ohio
Eclectic outdoor market

Dayton Concours d’Elegance
September 19, 2021
Carillon Park at 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Classic and and antique cars

Taste of Northmont
September 21, 2021
Meadowbrook at Clayton: 6001 Salem Ave., Clayton, Ohio
Local restaurants showcase their specialties (originally scheduled for Jan)

Footloose the Musical
September 23 – October 31, 2021
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at765 W Central Ave, Springboro, Ohio
A classic

Homemade Cabbage Roll Dinner & Dance
September 24, 2021
American Czechoslovakian Club at 922 Valley Street, Dayton, Ohio
Czech it out!

Tipp City Mum Festival
September 24–25, 2021
Between Third and Tipp-Elizabeth Streets in Tipp City, Ohio
Enjoy a cruise-in, parade, motorcycle ride, live entertainment – and mums!

Chili Cook Off Festival and Hoopla Parade
September 25, 2021
Urbana, Ohio
Games, contest, chili samples

Dayton Fall Festival at the Gathering
September 25, 2021
8911 Yankee St., Centerville, Ohio
Petting zoo, pony rides, games, hayride and more

Festival of Flight
September 25, 2021
Wright State University at 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton Ohio
Celebrating aviation history

Germantown Pretzel Festival
September 25–26, 2021
Germantown, Ohio
Rides, games, food and more

Wuffstock
September 25, 2021
1900 Snyder Park Road, Springfield, Ohio
Music, art, food trucks, pet service vendors and Southern Ohio Flying K-9s

Alice Cooper at The Rose
September 28, 2021
The Rose Music Center at 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights, Ohio
School’s Out and other classics

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SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

Pink Ladies on the Loose Wine Walk
September 3, 2021
Downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Raffles, specials and more

A Hot Summer Night
September 4, 2021
Main Street, Rising Sun, Indiana
7pm concert. Bring lawn chairs

Tri-State Antique Market 
September 5, 2021 (+October 3)
Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds at U.S. 5o and Hollywood Blvd., Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Find a special treasure!

St. Anthony 104th Labor Day Festival & Chicken Dinner
September 6, 2021
4773 Church Rd., Morris, Indiana
Raffles, games, chicken dinners and more

Music in the Park
September 10, 2021
Bicentennial Park, Madison, Indiana
Food vendors available; bring your lawn chair

Oktoberfest Street Festival
September 10, 2021
The Sherman at 35 S. Main Street, Batesville, Indiana
Music, bier hall and more

Author’s Fair
September 11, 2021
Amack’s Well Coffee House at 103 E. George St., Batesville, Indiana
20 local authors will be on site

Ohio Valley River Cats 2-Day Open Team Catfish Tournament
September 11–12, 2021
Rising Sun, Indiana
Win $10k!

Throttle Time
September 11, 2021
Whitewater Valley Railroad at downtown Metamora, Indiana
Operate a locomotive

Fall Community Yard Sale
September 16–18, 2021
Rising Sun, Indiana
Find a bargain

Party at the Park
September 16, 2021
Batesville Liberty Park at 716 S. Park Avenue, Batesville, Indiana
Dinner, petting zoo, inflatables

After Hours Concert – Under the Umbrellas
September 18, 2021
Downtown Batesville, Indiana
Free smooth jazz concert; bring your chairs

Fastest Kid in Town
September 18, 2021
East Pearl and Main St., Batesville, Indiana
Fun sprints

St. Louis Parish Festival
September 18–19, 2021
13. E. St. Louis Place, Batesville, Indiana
Live music, raffle, beer garden, games, country store, food, homemade ice cream

Annual Versailles Pumpkin Show
September 22–25, 2021
Versailles, Indiana
Indiana’s oldest festival! Exhibits, crafts, food, and entertainment

Fall Music Fest
September 24–25, 2021
Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Hassmer Fest
September 24–25, 2021
Versailles State Park at 1387 US 50, Versailles, Indiana
A mountain bike festival

BAAC Community Art Walk
September 25–26, 2021
Batesville, Indiana

Batesville Kiwanis Apple Fest
September 25–26, 2021
Batesville Liberty Park at 716 S. Park Ave., Batesville, Indiana
Live music, crafts, kiddie train rides, good and raffles

Vogt Farm Pumpkin Festival
September 25 – October 26, 2021 (Saturdays and Sundays)
Vogt Farm at 12115 N. State Rd. 129, Batesville, Indiana
Pumpkon patch, pettering zoo, corn maze
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Aurora Farmer’s Fair
September 29–October 2, 2021
Aurora, Indiana
Parade, rides, exhibits and food!

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7 Smart Reasons to Use Your Home Equity

Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the American Dream, providing families with a place that is their own and an avenue for building wealth over time. This ‘wealth’ is built, in large part, through the creation of equity…Building equity through your monthly principal payments and appreciation is a critical part of homeownership that can help you create financial stability.”

-Freddie Mac

The past year may have had its challenges, but there have been some silver linings. Home values, for example, have risen rapidly resulting in huge equity gains for homeowners. Why is this? Sibcy Cline Senior Loan Officer Damon DiBari explains how the market is balancing itself: “The housing market crisis in 2007 and uncertainty in the market in the 2010’s have kept market growth very low until 2019.  If you bought your home in 2019 or earlier, your equity has increased significantly due to this ‘catch up’ in price.”

This catch up in price has resulted in home values increasing rapidly. The average amount of equity that homeowners have gained in the last year is over $33,000 and the average homeowner has over $216,000 in equity (Source: CoreLogic).

These gains in equity are great news for homeowners. According to Jay Buten, VP of Production for Sibcy Cline Mortgage Services, “Now is a great time for homeowners to take advantage of the increased values and utilize the equity to improve their overall financial picture.”

There are many ways that homeowners can choose to use their equity to give themselves a leg up financially, from debt consolidation to college expenses. “It’s a great time for homeowners to evaluate their personal finances and look for opportunities to benefit from the increased equity they have gained.” said Buten.

Think you might be able to use your equity? Here are 7 smart ways to consider:

1. Move Up to Your Dream Home

One of the most common ways that homeowners use their equity is to sell their home in order to buy or build something more suitable to their needs. Sellers can use the cash they make at closing for their next down payment OR take out a bridge loan that allows them to borrow that cash before they close to make their down payment on a new home. 

2. Home Improvements

Improving your home can further increase its value and your equity, depending on the type of improvements you choose to do. 

3. College Costs

This can make sense when the interest rates are lower than other sources for borrowing money for education. 

4. Debt Consolidation

Homeowners can save money by using equity to pay off high-interest debt. 

5. Long-Term Investments

Some long-term investments, such as a second home or rental property, can be worth drawing on your equity. 

6. Wedding

Rather than using credit cards or other high-interest sources to fund a wedding, consider drawing on your home equity to celebrate this long-term commitment.

7. Start a business

Starting a business or investing in a current one can bring a huge return on the investment of your equity.

Ready to get started on buying or refinancing? Reach out to one of our Sibcy Cline loan officers!

Sibcy Cline Ranks among Top Private Cincinnati Companies for 2021

Business Courier Top Private Companies 2021

The Business Courier published its annual Greater Cincinnati’s Largest Private Companies list and Sibcy Cline was part of this ranking at #107 on the list. (Sibcy Cline’s ranking rose from #113 in 2020.)

This 2021 list (of the top 150 local companies) had $49 billion in combined sales and a workforce of 149,000 people.

Sibcy Cline has been in the real estate business since the 1930s assisting people with their home-related needs. Starting in Cincinnati, Ohio, the company now also serves Northern Kentucky; Southeastern Indiana; as well as Dayton and Springfield, Ohio.

Where to Find Local Sunflower Fields

The 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 2021.

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
Field is open late July. 

Gorman Heritage Farm
10052 Reading Rd., Evendale, Ohio
They have two fields peaking at different times. Closed Sundays.
Sunflower Festival is October 2–3, 2021

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.

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.

Note: The Natorp field in Mason (across from Cottell Park)  is no longer growing sunflowers.


Near Northern Kentucky

Evans Orchard and Cider Mill
198 Stone Rd., Georgetown, Kentucky (1-hour drive)
The fields are open July 31 – August 21, 2021
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Kalon’s Korner
3220 Clear Creek Rd.. Nicholasville, Kentucky (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.

McGlasson Farms
5832 River Rd., Hebron, Kentucky
Mid September
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Red Sunflower Farm
5043 Webster Road, Independence, Kentucky
Sunflowers are blooming the first two weeks in August. 

Vogel Farm
5380 Four Mile Rd., Melbourne, Kentucky
They grow sunflowers during the summer. July flowers. 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!
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Holes Creek Park
8575 Yankee Street, Centerville, Ohio

JK Orchard and Farm
1345 Lutz Road, Lima, Ohio
Flowers in bloom late July through late September.

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. 

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
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. Facebook

Cornucopia Farm
5444 N. Rutherford Hollow Rd., Scottsburg, Indiana (2.5-hour drive.)
Sunflower Experience – September 2021. Three acres of sunflowers to enjoy. Follow updates on Facebook.

Golliher Farms
17474 W. Hunnicut Road, Cambridge City, Indiana (2.5-hour drive.)
75,000 sunflowers planted. Blooms in July 2021.
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P&D Flower Farm
7749 E. 1000 N., Indianapolis, Indiana (2-hour drive.)
Enjoy the field. Pick flowers at the farm, too. Follow on Facebook.

Spencer’s Farm
7177 E. 161st Street, Noblesville, Indiana (2.5-hour drive.)
Large sunflower field and you-pick sunflower area, too. Usually available starting in mid July.

Stuckey Farm
19975 Hamilton Boone Road, Sheridan, Indiana (2.5-hour drive.)
Annual Sunflower Festival (September4, 5, and 6 2021).

Tuttle Orchards
5717 N. 300 W., Greenfield, Indiana (This will be a 2-hour drive.)
August 20201 – Four acres of flowers – walk along a one-way path after late July 2021 for the Sunflower Trail. 

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

Update: July 24, 2021

Sibcy Cline Employee Spotlight: Linda Damato

  • Title: Home Services Coordinator
  • Hometown: Chicago 
  • Current home: Glendale 
  • Favorite local hang-outs: Bluebird Bakery and Piccolo Wine Room in Glendale  

As a home services coordinator with Sibcy Cline, Linda Damato is part matchmaker, part problem solver. When homeowners call Linda with a need—a renovation or repair—she knows exactly the right vendor to connect them with. And with 17 years of experience in matching homeowners to vendors, she has more success stories than she can count.  

“We look at the service needed and the time frame, along with other factors, and provide a match with a vendor. Then we follow up to make sure the client is pleased,” Linda said, explaining the process of coordinating services for Sibcy Cline clients. The goal is to gain “clients for life” by giving buyers and sellers of homes support through every stage of their homeownership journey.  

Sometimes that support can come in the smallest of ways, like recently when Linda assisted a seller whose home was vacant and being prepared for showings.  “The basement light was out and the agent called us,“ She said, “And I knew a handyman who was painting in a home near there who could run over and fix it quickly. Within an hour, the basement light was working. That’s the beauty of it—we knew who was nearby and could help.”  

Another success that Linda enjoys is seeing clients who remain with Sibcy Cline for years, even when their original agent is no longer with the brokerage. “They stay with us because they love the brand. That makes me so happy.”  

Although Linda admits that she didn’t know what a “home services coordinator” was when she applied for the job, she now loves what she does. “The very best part of my job is helping buyers and sellers through their adventure. I love the excitement of a first-time buyer telling me their ideas for making this house their home. It’s rewarding to be a small part of making the client feel comfortable with their choices.”  

Being involved with helping buyers and sellers is something that isn’t new to Linda—she was a REALTOR for 8 years in Chicago (her hometown) before moving to Cincinnati with her husband Joe for a job transfer. “It was between St. Louis and Cincinnati,” she said, “and we chose here.”  

Linda now lives in Glendale in a 100-year-old home. “I’ve done a lot in the last year—painted every room, [renovated] the bathroom—and used Sibcy Cline vendor partners for all of it,” she says. “I was like most people during COVID, who were home all the time, looking around, thinking: what can I do to make my home better?”  

One of Linda’s favorite “hangouts” is in her garden. “Whether pulling pesky weeds or making lovely flower arrangements for friends, I find it therapeutic,” she said. She also enjoys cooking for family and friends, a pursuit she once channeled into teaching cooking classes at the Glendale Lyceum and owning a deli/wine bar business called Taste of Tuscany. “It was everything I love—cooking, eating, wine—but it wasn’t the same as doing it for friends and family.” 

With her strong appreciation for making a house a home, Linda is not surprised that there has been such high demand for home renovations in the past year. “When your home looks good to you and feels comfortable, it just makes you feel better,” she said.  

If you are looking for help in renovating your home, you can reach out to Linda or any of our coordinators through our Home Services website.

Homes are Selling! Local Home Sales Report for June

Local home sales June 2021

Throughout June, home sales increased for most of the region when compared to June 2020. Overall for the year to date, homes sales are exceeding last year’s figures. 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 June 2021:

CINCINNATI OHIO / SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

June 2021 vs June 2020

  • 2.5% Increase in homes sold (2,606 homes)
  • 18% Increase in median sale price ($253,500 vs $194,000)
  • 21.2% Increase in sales volume ($782,909,522)
  • -26% Decrease in active homes for sale (1,928 units)
  • 1.8% Increase in new listings (3,158 units)

January–June 2021 vs January–June 2020

  • 7.8% Increase in homes sold (12,295 homes vs 11,405)
  • 18.5% Increase in median sale price ($229,900 vs $194,000)
  • 26.7% Increase in sales volume ($3,392,446,173 vs $2,677,500,359)

Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors® June 2021 Home Sales Report

DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD OHIO

June 2021 vs June 2020

  • 6.59% Increase in homes sold (1,731 units vs 1,624 units)
  • 14.71% Increase in average sale price ($236,140 vs $205,851)
  • 14.85% Increase in median sale price ($205,000 vs $178,500)
  • 22.27% Increase in gross sales volume ($408,759,125 vs $334,301,525)
  • 17.02% Increase in new listing units (2,207 vs 1,886)

    January – June 2021 vs January–June 2020
  • 7.94% Increase in unit homes sold (7,964 vs 7,378)
  • 15.26% Increase in average sale price ($215,531 vs $187,003)
  • 13.95% Increase in median sale price ($183,225 vs $160,800)
  • 24.41% Increase in gross sales volume ($1,716,486,488 vs $1,379,708,002)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors June 2021 Home Sales Report

NORTHERN KENTUCKY

June 2021 vs June 2020

  • -5.51% Decrease in homes sold (720 homes vs 762 homes)
  • 21.84% Increase in average sale price ($281,751 vs $231,249)
  • 19.90% Increase in median sale price ($255,000 vs $212,670)
  • 15.12% Increase in sales volume ($202,861,070 vs $176,212,460)

January – June 2021 vs January – June 2020

  • 8.13% Increase in homes sold 3,632 homes vs 3,359 homes)
  • 16.68% Increase in average sale price ($255,520 vs $218,762)
  • 18.42% Increase in median sale price ($225,000 vs $190,000)
  • 26.16% Increase in sales volume ($927,070,603 vs $734,823,385)

Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors® June 2021 Home Sales Report

150+ Local Events, Festivals and Things to Do – the Ultimate Guide for August

August 2021 local events

August is a great month to enjoy all kinds of local activities. Think about attending a festival, community concert or county fair. There are some tried and true events this month such as Goettafest, Paddlefest, Western & Southern Tennis Open, Black Family Reunion and the Germanfest Picnic. Take a look at our list of fun things to do throughout Cincinnati, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; Southeastern Indiana; and Dayton and Springfield, Ohio.

Events are sorted by region and date. Did we miss your event? Let us know at sknabe@sibcycline.com

CINCINNATI AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY

Glier’s Goettafest
Through August 1, 2021 (+Aug 5–8)
Newport on the Levee at 1 Levee Way, Newport, Kentucky
Enjoy everything goetta!

Germantown Fair
Through August 7, 2021
Germantown Fairgrounds at 4088 Ky Highway 10, Germantown, Kentucky
No rides this year. Swine show, horse show.and fun
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Space Celebration
Through August 7, 2021
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, Ohio
Space -themed exhibits, simulators rides, movies and more

Sunflower Festival at Evans Orchard
Through August 21, 2021
198 Stone Road, Georgetown, Kentucky

Summer Music on the Levee
Through September 2, 2021 (Thursday evenings from 7–10pm)
Central Plaza at Newport on the Levee, Newport, Kentucky

Krohn Conservatory Butterflies of Bali
Through September 6, 2021
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy seeing 1000s of butterflies! Purchase tickets ahead of your visit


Chicago Concert
August 1, 2021
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
25 or 6 to 4!

Flea in the Fort
August 1, 2021
Mess Hall Lane, Fort Thomas, Kentucky
10am–3pm flea market

Outdoor Movie
August 1, 2021
Tower Park Amphitheater at Cochran Ave., Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Movie from 8pm–10pm

St. Aloysius Summer Festival
August 1, 2021
3350 Chapel Rd., Shandon, Ohio
Chicken dinner and fun! Classic cruise in

Touch a Truck
August 1, 2021
Tower Park at 900 S. Ft. Thomas Ave., Ft. Thomas, Kentucky
See all kinds of trucks!

Boone County Fair and Horse Show
August 2–7, 2021
Burlington, Kentucky

Jazz in the Park at Washington Park
August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2021
Washington Park Porch in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Limited seating

The Black Crows Concert
August 3, 2021
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!

Edgewood Summer Concerts
August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2021
Presidents Park at 283 Dudley Rd., Edgewood, Kentucky
Madison shelter

Hump Day Concert Series
August 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2021
Voice of America MetroPark Athletic Complex at 7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester, Ohio
Free concerts – General admission tickets required. Music begins at 7pm

Live on the Green
August 4, 2021
Village Green on Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, Ohio
Summer concert with food trucks and more

Party on the Purple
August 4, 2021
Purple People Bridge, downtown Cincinnati and Covington
Live music, food trucks
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Summer Cinema
August 4, 11 and 25, 2021 (+Sept 8, 15, 29)
Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Bring a lawn chair or blanket; Food trucks on site

Wednesdays in the Woods
August 4 and 11, 2021
Burnet Woods at 3251 Brookline Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Outdoor concerts

Behringer-Crawford Museum Summer Concerts
August 5, 12 and 19, 2021
Devou Park at 1600 Montague Rd., Covington, Kentucky
Bluegrass, rock, jazz, country and Latin music. $5 donation

Liberty Center Concert Series
August 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021
The Square at Liberty Center at 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, Ohio
Enjoy the free concerts

Music @BCM
August 5,12 and 19, 2021
Devou Park at 1600 Montague Rd., Covington, Kentucky
Behringer-Crawford Museum presents family-friendly music at a family-friendly price

Salsa on the Square
August 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021 (+Sept 2, 9,16, 23, 30)
Fountain Square, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Regional Latin bands will be playing; Latin food!

Summer Music on the Levee
August 5, 12, 19 and 26 – September 2, 2021 (Thursday evenings from 7–10pm)
Central Plaza at Newport on the Levee, Newport, Kentucky

Rockin’ the Roebling
August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2021 (+Sept 2)
Smale Riverfront Park at the Schmidlapp Event Lawn; Mehring Way and Main St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the music

The Takeover on the Square
August 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021
The Square at Union Centre at 9285 Centre Pointe Dr., West Chester Township
Free concerts

Touch a Truck
August 5, 2021
Weller Park at 8832 Weller Rd., Montgomery, Ohio
Look at a firetruck, police car and more up close!

World’s Longest Yard Sale

August 5–8, 2021
Along 127
All kinds of treasures can be yours!

Big Art Party
August 6–8, 2021
Evendale Cultural Arts Center at 10500 Reading Road, Evendale, Ohio
Art exhibit, live music, dance, face painting and more

Blue Ash Summer Concerts at Towne Square
August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021 (+Sept 3)
Blue Ash Towne Square, downtown Blue Ash., Ohio
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music

Days in the Park Festival
August 6–7, 2021
Chamberlin Park, Blue Ash Rd. in Deer Park (Cincinnati), Ohio
Food vendors, games, ride and music

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

Ft. Mitchell Concert
August 6, 2021
DCCH Center at 75 Orphanage Rd., Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets!

Ft. Wright Community Yard Sale
August 6–8, 2021
Ft. Wright, Kentucky

Hanover Wine Festival
August 6, 2021
Hanover Winery at 21654 Morman Rd. Hamilton, Ohio
Live music, food trucks and wine

Holy Cross Immaculata Summer Festival
August 6–7, 2021
30 Guido St., Cincinnati, Ohio (Mt. Adams)
Live music, raffle, casino, festival food and more

Jason Mraz Concert
August 6, 2021
Andrew J. Brady Music Center at Smale Park, Cincinnati, Ohio

Lebanon Blues Festival
August 6–7, 2021
Downtown Lebanon, Ohio
Music, food, beer garden

Lindsey Stirling Concert
August 6, 2021
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!

Montgomery Movie in the Park
August 6, 2021
Montgomery Park at 10101 Montgomery Rd., Montgomery, Ohio
Bring your blanket

Mt. Healthy Summer Concerts
August 6 ,13, 20 and 27, 2021 (+Sept 3)
Mt. Healthy City Park at 1541 Hill Ave., Mt. Healthy, Ohio
Free concerts

New Richmond on the Ohio River Days
August 6–8, 2021
New Richmond, Ohio
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St. Antoninus Music Fest
August 6–8, 2021
1500 Linneman Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Local bands, Sunday chicken dinner, kids area, games and rides

St. Joseph End of Summer Celebration
August 6–8, 2021 (confirm dates)
2470 Lorraine Ct., Crescent Springs, Kentucky
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Asian Food Fest
August 7–8, 2021
Second Street between Elm and Walnut, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Asian cuisine, exhibits and more

Breakfast with the Animals
August 7 and 28, 2021
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy early admission to the zoo as well as a full breakfast buffet. See the animals as they awake! Obtain tickets asap – this event sells out!

The City Flea
August 7, 2012 (+Sept 11, Oct 9 and Dec 11)
Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
See what treasures you can find from 100+ vendors! Food trucks, too

Germania Biergarten Experience
August 7, 2021
Germania Park at 3529 W. Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy German food, beer and music

Keehner Park Concert Series
August 7, 14, 21, 27, 2021 (+Sept 6)
Keehner Park at 7211 Barret Road, West Chester, Ohio
Free concerts at the amphitheater stage; bring food and non-alcoholic beverages

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Summer Series
August 7, 2021 (+ Sept 4)
Devou Park at 1201 Park Drive, Covington, Kentucky
Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Food trucks will be on site.

Montgomery Community-Wide Garage Sale
August 7, 2021
Montgomery, Ohio communities
Find a bargain

Ohio River Paddlefest
August 7, 2021
Schmidt Recreation Complex at 2944 Humbert Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nine-mile float trip from the East End to Gilday Riverside Park in Riverside; Stay for the Finish Line Festival

RiversEDGE 2021 Concerts
August 7, 13, 2, 27, 2021 (+Sept 3, 11, 18)
116 Dayton Street, Hamilton, Ohio
Live music along the river

St. John the Baptist
August 7, 2021
5361 Dry Ridge Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Family picnic, raffles and festival food

Summer Concert Services
August 7, 2021
Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove, Cincinnati, Ohio
Free community concert

St. John the Baptist Festival
August 7–8, 2021
5361 Dry Ridge Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Mini festival with food and fun; Chicken dinner on Sunday drive-thru style

Waynesville Vintage Car Show
August 7, 2021
Main Street, Waynesville, Ohio
See cool old cars!

WestSide Market
August 7, 2021 (+Sept 4, Nov 27)
3719 Harrison Ave., downtown Cheviot, Ohio
Market pop-up with homemade items, baked goods, vintage fins and local brews

Art on Vine
August 8, 2021 (+Sept 5)
Court Street Plaza at E. Court Street between Vine and Walnut, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Artisan vendors

Donauschwaben Oktoberfest 
August 8, 2021
4290 Dry Ridge Road in Colerain Township, Cincinnati, Ohio
Everything German!

Second Sunday on Main
August 8, 2021 (+Sept 12, Oct 10 and Nov 14)
Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
100+ vendors with a parade

St. John the Evangelist Basket Bonanza Mini Fest
August 8, 2021
9080 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., West Chester, Ohio
Picnic with food and games

Summer Concerts at Arlington Cemetery
August 8, 2021
South Lawn of Arlington Lake at 2145 Compton Road, (Mt. Healthy) Cincinnati, Ohio
7pm concert; bring chairs; complimentary popcorn and water

Greenhills Summer Concerts on the Commons
August 11, 2021 (+Sept 8)
Greenhills Commons at 24 Farragut Rd.

Great Inland Seafood Festival
August 12–15, 2021
Newport Festival Park, Newport, Kentucky
All kinds of seafood to try

Jason Aldean Concert
August 12, 2021
Riverbend Music Center q5b 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!

Delhi Skirt Game
August 13, 2021
Delhi Township Park in Delhi in Cincinnati, Ohio
Food, rides, games, fireworks an a fun skirt-filled baseball game!

Little Shop of Horrors
August 13–15 and 20–22, 2021
Carnegie Theatre at Covington Plaza Outdoor Amphitheater at 144 Madison Ave., Covington, Kentucky
Meet Seymour, the plant!

Party at the Park Concert
August 12, 2021
Memorial Park at 2003 Jack Woods Parkway, Independence, Kentucky
Music begins at 7pm

Red Brick Fridays
August 13, 2021
Uptown Oxford, Ohio
Businesses extend to the sidewalks! Eat and drink outside.

Maysville Oktoberfest
August 13–14, 2021
Downtown Maysville, Kentucky
Tradition music, folk dancing, German bier and cuisine. Enjoy the parade!

Our Lady of Visitation Visifest Mack
August 13–15, 2021
3172 South Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live music, festival faves, Sunday chicken dinner

Sacred Heart Festival
August 13–15, 2021
400 Nilles Rd., Fairfield, Ohio
Live music, beer, food and fun!

St. Mary Parish Festival
August 13–14, 2021
St. Mary of the Assumption at 8246 E. Main St., Alexandria, Kentucky

Union Centre Food Truck Rally
August 13, 2021
The Square @ Union Centre at 9285 Centre Pointe Dr., West Chester, Ohio
40 food trucks will be serving; music, fireworks and more

Bellevue 2nd Saturday Concerts
August 14, 2021
Thomas J. Wiethorn Memorial Beach Park, Bellevue, Kentucky
Enjoy the music!

Crafts, Critters, Car and Bike Show
August 14, 2021
Pinball Garage at 113 N. 3rd Street, Hamilton, Ohio
Crafts, music, food and pets!

Second Saturday Flea Market
August 14, 2021 (second Saturday of the month) through Dec 11, 2021
Laurel Bend at 86 Oldham Drive, Falmouth, Kentucky
Find a treasure!

St. Bernadette Mini Festival
August 14, 2021
1479 Locust Lake Road, Amelia, Ohio
Live music, food, drinks, raffles and more

St. Max Mini Festival
August 14, 2021
St. Maximilian Kolbe Church at 5720 Hamilton Mason, Rd., Liberty Township, Ohio
Raffles, games, food

Waynesville Concert in the Park
August 14, 2021 (+Sept 11)
Bicentennial Park Amphitheater, Waynesville, Ohio
Park is near Wayne Local Schools

Waynesville Street Faire
August 14, 2021 (+September 11)
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio
Artisans and unique vendors

Western & Southern Tennis Open
August 14–22, 2021
5460 Courseview Drive, Mason, Ohio
Tennis, anyone?

Hamilton Flea
August 15, 2021 (+Sept 11)
Marcum Park in downtown Hamilton, Ohio
Urban artisan market

Summer Concerts at Fort Thomas
August 15 and 29, 2021 (+Sept 5)
Tower Park Amphitheater, Cochran Ave, Fort Thomas, Kentucky

Truth and Reconciliation Visual Art Exhibition
August 18 – October 31, 2021
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center at 50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio
Portraits, paintings and poetry addresses truth and reconciliation

Birds of a Feather Festival
August 19–22, 2021
Thornhill Dragstrip, Morning View, Kentucky
Live music played outside

Blackberry Smoke Concert
August 19, 2021
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!

Salsa on the Square
August19 and 26, 2021 (+Sep 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2021)
Fountain Square at Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, Ohio
Live music and food from Mazunte

Summer Music Festival at Ault Park
August 19, 2021
Ault Park at 3600 Observatory Avenue in Hyde Park (Cincinnati), Ohio
Dance to live music! Food, wine and water will be available

The Black Family Reunion
August 20–22, 2021
Sawyer Point at Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, Ohio
Parade, music and more!

St. Mary Funfest
August 20–22, 2021 (confirm dates)
St. Mary Church at 2853 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

Charm Farm Vintage Market
August 20–22, 2021 (+Oct 15–17)
4953 Bunnell Hill Road, Lebanon, Ohio
Vintage furniture, gifts, clothing, home decor and jewelry. Food trucks. Tickets sold online

Evening with Michael Buble
August 20, 2021
Heritage Bank Center at 100 Broadway, Cincinnati, Ohio
Concert!

Fifth and Vine Live
August 20–21, 27–28, 2021 (+Sept 3–4, 10–11, 17, 24–25)
Fountain Square at Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, Ohio
Free concert!

Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration
August 20–22, 2021
Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Speakers, concerts and more

Seton Festival
August 20–22, 2021
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at 5890 Buckwheat Rd., Milford, Ohio
Music, raffles and more

St. Ignatius of Loyola Festival
August 20–22, 2021
5222 North Bend Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio (Montfort Heights)
Music, games, rides and more

St. Mary Funfest
August 20–22, 2021
2853 Erie Ave,, Cincinnati, Ohio
Music, rides, games, food and more!

Escape the Village
August 21, 2021 (+Sep 18)
Heritage Village Museum at 22450 Lebsnon Rd., Sharonville, Ohio
Room-style challenges for 4-8 people

Off Pike Market 
August 21, 2021 (+September 18)
Mills Avenue at Victory Park, Norwood, Ohio
9am–1pm
Local produce and music, food trucks and more

Whimmydiddle Country Music Festival III
August 21 and 27, 2021
RiversEdge Amphitheater at 116 Dayton Street,Hamilton, Ohio
Concert!

Bridalrama
August 22, 201
Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Get all kinds of ideas!

Burlington Antique Show
August 22, 2021 (+Sept 19, Oct 17)
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idelwild Road, Burlington, Kentucky
Find a special treasure!

MainStrasse Village Flea
August 22, 2021 (+ Sept 26 and Oct 24)
MainStrasse promenade between Philadelphia and Main Streets, Covington, Kentucky
Find a treasure

Music in the Park
August 22, 2021 (+Sept 18)
Chamberlin Park at 7640 Plainfield Rd, (Deer Park), Cincinnati, Ohio
Music begins at 7pm

Hall and Oates Concert
August 23, 2021
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!

Buddy Guy Concert
August 23, 2021
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!

Hump Day Concert Saffire Express
August 25, 2021
Voice of America MetroPark at 7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester Township, Ohio
Free concert

Big Band Night
August 26, 2021 (+Sep 9, 30)
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton, Ohio
Big band music – concerts from 7:30pm–9:30pm; bring your lawn chair

Final Friday
August 27, 2021 (+Sep 24, Oct 29, Nov 26 and Dec 17)
Pendleton Art Center at 1310 Pendleton St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Meet the artists and purchase artwork

Friday Flow
August 27, 2021 (+Sept 3)
Washington Park at 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
R& B music

Airlifter Brass Concert
August 28, 2021
121 Shopping Village, Batesville, Indian
Brass quintet of the US Air Force Band performing under the Batesville umbrellas

Covington Night Bazaar
August 28, 2021 (+Sep 18 and Oct 23)
Roebling Point, Covington, Kentucky
Various artisan vendors

Creatures of the Park
August 28, 2021
Point Pleasant Park at 2001 Resor Dr., Fairfield, Ohio

Dino Roar
August 28, 2021
Boys and Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty at 8749 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., West Chester, Ohio
Three show times. Activities, dig for bones, balloon twister. Tickets ordered in advance only

Hamilpolooza
August 28, 2021
Downtown Hamilton, Ohio (streets near Marcum Park)
Food, entertainment, shopping

Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance Tour
August 28, 2021
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Chances Are!

Maroon 5 Concert
August 28, 2021
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!

Loveland Concerts in the Park
August 29, 2021 (+Sept 12)
Nisbet Park and Amphitheater at 126 Karl Brown Way, Loveland, Ohio
Bring your chairs and blankets for this free concert

Mountain Music Jam
August 29, 2021
Indian Creek MetroPark at 6500 Springfield Rd., Oxford, Ohio
Free concert

Not Your Average Paint and Sip Class
August 29, 2021 ( +Sep 19)
Fountain Square at downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Follow along style; $25 voucher includes a 12×12 canvas, materials and drink voucher; Look for the Bob Ross wig!

Zac Brown Band Concert
August 29, 2021
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!

DAYTON AND SPRINGFIELD, OHIO

Dayton Celtic Festival
Through August 1, 2021
Riverscape Metropark at 111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton, Ohio
It’s all Irish! Enjoy music, entertainment, food and more
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Preble County Fair
Through August 7, 2021
722 South Franklin Street at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton, Ohio

Space Celebration
Through August 7, 2021
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, Ohio
Space-themed exhibits, simulators rides, movies and more

The Little Mermaid
Through August 15, 2021
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at765 W Central Ave, Springboro, Ohio
A Disney classic

Riverscape Metropark Music & Food Truck at Lunch
Through September 3, 2021 (Monday – Friday 11:30am–1:30pm)
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton, Ohio
Live acoustic music and local food!
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Beavercreek Summer Concerts
August 1 and 8, 2021
Dominick Lofino Park at 640 Grange Hall Road, Beavercreek, Ohio
Sundays from 7pm–8pm

Centerville Summer Concert Series
August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2021
Amphitheater at Stubbs Park at 255 W. Spring Valley Rd., Centerville, Ohio
Free concerts

Star City Concerts at Riverfront Park
August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2021
Riverfront Park at 3 N. Miami Avenue, Miamisburg, Ohio
Free Sunday evening concerts. Bring your lawn chair

Fairborn Summer Concerts
August 2, 2021
Various venues in Fairborn, Ohio (Atherton Amphitheater and Main Street Commons)
Enjoy live music

Green County Fair
August 2–7, 2021
120 Fairground Rd., Xenia, Ohio
Enjoy the food, animals and rides

James Taylor Concert
August 4, 2021
Nutter Center at 3640 Colonial Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio
Sweet Baby James!

SummerFest
August 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2021 (+ Sept1) (Wednesdays)
Seger Park at 101-199 S. Perry Street, Vandalia, Ohio
Live music from 5pm–9pm. Food trucks

Levitt Pavilion Summer Concerts
August 5–7, 12–14, 19–21 and 26–28, 2021 (+Sept 2, 4, 9–1, 16, 17, 19, 26)
134 S Main St., Dayton, Ohio
Free concerts throughout the summer; music starts at 7pm

Food Truck Thursday in Springboro
August 5, 2021 (+September 2)
S. Main Street, Downtown historic Springboro, Ohio
Stores open late, too. Every first Thursday through September 2021 starting at 4:30pm

Champaign County Fair
August 6–13, 2021
Champaign County Fairgrounds at 384 Park Avenue, Urbana, Ohio

Beavercreek Movie in the Park
August 6, 2021
Dominick Lofino Park at 640 Grange Hall Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio
Free movie

Keith Sweat Concert
August 6, 2021
The Rose Music Center at 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights, Ohio

Mary Help of Christians Mini Festival
August 6–8, 2021
954 N. Maple Ave., Fairborn, Ohio
Garage sale, booth booth, rafles and more. Dinners!

Strawberry Jam First Friday
August 6, 2021 (+Sept 3)
Prouty Plaza, Troy, Ohio
Listen to live music

Annual Vintage Truck Show

August 7, 2021
Young’s Jersey Dairy at 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs, Ohio
100 antique trucks from all over the US!

Arts in the City
August 7, 2021
Downtown Dayton, Ohio
Art exhibition and live arts

British Car Day at Eastwood MetroPark
August 7, 2021
1385 Harshman Rd., Dayton, Ohio
300 British cars and motorcycles

Optimist Kids Day in the Park
August 7, 2021
1700 Delco Park Dr., Kettering, Ohio
Games, prizes, face painting and more

The Strong Kids Triathlon
August 7, 2021
YMCA of Greater Dayton at 7251 Shull Rd., Huber Heights, Ohio
Open for kids aged 5–12

Deeds Carillon Concerts
August 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2021 (+Sept 5, 11)
1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Listen to the 51 bells!

Close to Home Community Series – Jazz Combo
August 11, 2021
300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Bring lawn chairs; Food trucks on site

Fairborn Food Truck Rally
August 11 and 25, 2021 (+Sept 8, 22; Oct 13, 27) 3pm–7pm
103 W. Main Street, Fairborn, Ohio
Enjoy food truck fare every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
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Germanfest Picnic 
August 13–15, 2021
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy German food!

Miami County Fair
August 13–19, 2021
650 N. County Road in Troy, Ohio

Down the River, Down a Beer
August 14, 2021
Downtown Piqua, Ohio
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Englewood Festival
August 14–15, 2021
Centennial Park, Englewood, Ohio
Art vendors, music, parade, food and car show

Miami Valley Music Fest
August 14–15, 2021
2252 Troy-Urbana Rd., Troy, Ohio

3rd Sunday at Front Street
August 15, 2021 (+Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21 and Dec 19)
Front Street, Dayton, Ohio
Market, art galleries, food trucks, live music from 11am–4pm
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3rd on Third Outdoor Market
August 15, 2021 (+Sept 19 and Oct 17)
1301 East Third Street, Dayton, Ohio
Eclectic outdoor market

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
August 19 – September 19, 2021
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at765 W Central Ave, Springboro, Ohio
A murderous romp

Allen County Fair
August 20–28, 2021
Allen County Fairgrounds at 2750 Harding Hwy., Lima, Ohio

Darke County Fair
August 20–28, 2021
Darke County Fairgrounds at 800 Sweitzer Street, Greenville, Ohio

Open Aircraft Days
August 20, 2021 (+Sept 11, Oct 16, Nov 13, Dec 18)
1100 Spaatz Street, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
Look into one of the museum’s aircraft

Antique Show and Flea Market
August 21–22, 2021 (+Sept 17– 19; Oct 16–17; Nov 20-21)
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Park, Springfield, Ohio
Find a treasure at the May extravaganza

Dayton Porchfest
August 21, 2021 (Check date)
1450 E. Fifth Street (St. Anne’s Hill), Dayton, Ohio
Local music
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Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival
August 21–22, 2021
691 East Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn, Ohio
Enjoy the corn!
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Springfield Antique Show
August 21–22, 2021 (+Sept 17–19, Oct 16–17, Nov 20–21)
Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio
Find something special for your home!

Vetfest
August 21, 2021
717 W. Xenia Dr., Fairborn, Ohio
Memorial motorcycle ride and festival

Close to Home Series – Andy Fox Concert
August 25, 2021
300 South Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Bring your lawn chair

Bellbrook SummerFest
August 27–29, 2021 (confirm dates)
Bellbrook, Ohio
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Donut Jam
August 27, 2021
Main Street, Troy, Ohio
Local bands, local beer and fun!

St. Ignatius of Antioch 29th Annual Dayton Lebanese Festival
August 27–29. 2021
5915 Springboro Pike, Dayton, Ohio
Food, rides. beer garden

It’s Only a Play
August 28 – September 5, 2021
Beavercreek Community Theatre at 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, Ohio
A comedy

ARTFest on Main
August 28, 2021
Springboro Business District at 330 S.Main Street, Springboro, Ohio
Artisans, music, kids’ activities, food trucks

Tour de Donut
August 28, 2021
11 N. Market Street, Troy, Ohio
East donuts and ride your bike!

SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA

Fayette County Fair
Through August 7, 2021
Connersville, Indiana

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Summer Movies in the Park
Aug 10 and 24, 2021
Liberty Center Park at 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, Ohio
Starts at dusk

Music in the Park
August 13, 2021 (+Sept 10)
Bicentennial Park, Madison, Indiana
Food vendors available; bring your lawn chair

Madison Ribberfest BBQ and Blues
August 20–21, 2021
Bicentennial Park at 106 West Vaughn Dr., Madison, Indiana
Music, food, bbq competitions and more! Purchase tickets

Madison’s Treasure Walking Tour
August 21, 2021
Madison, Indiana
Free guided walking tour through downtown Madison

Whiskey City Summerfest
August 21, 2021
Civic Park T 111 E High St., Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Live music!










Where to Find a Local 2021 Oktoberfest

Oktoberfests 2021

Oktoberfest in July and August? Yes! A few local Oktoberfests start early in the summer, while most have dates from August through October. Put on your lederhosen and plan on enjoying German music, food and entertainment at one of them.


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

Versommerfest (aka Schwabenfest)
June 11–12, 2021
Donauschwaben Hall at 4290 Dry Ridge Road, Colerain Township, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Schutzenfest
July 16–18, 2021
Kolping Society at 10235 Mill Rd., Springfield Township (Cincinnati), Ohio
America’s oldest German Fest since 1866! 

Donauschwaben Oktoberfest 
August 8, 2021
4290 Dry Ridge Road in Colerain Township, Cincinnati, Ohio

Germanfest Picnic 
August 13–15, 2021
St. Anne’s Hill, Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy German food!

Maysville Oktoberfest
August 13–14, 2021
Downtown Maysville, Kentucky
Tradition music, folk dancing, German bier and cuisine. Enjoy the parade!

Liberty Home German Society Oktoberfest
September 3–5, 2021
2361 Hamilton-Cleves Hwy., Hamilton/Ross, Ohio
German food, beer, rides and more!

Batesville, Indiana Oktoberfest Street Festival
September 10–11, 2021
The Sherman at 35 S. Main St., Batesville, Indiana
Live music and a beer garden

Covington Oktoberfest
September 10–12, 2021
Goebel Park in MainStrasse Village, Covington, Kentucky
Food, music, beer and art

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Springboro Oktoberfest
September 10–11, 2021
Springboro United Church of Christ, 5 West Mill Street, Springboro, Ohio
Order your German meal to enjoy in your private Oktoberfest this year

Westseite Brauen Oktoberfest
September 10–12, 2021
West Side Brewing at 3044 Harrison Ave., (Westwood), Cincinnati, Ohio
Music, food and beer

Oktoberfest – Aurora
September 11, 2021
Second and Main Streets, Aurora, Indiana
Dancing on Main Oktoberfest style

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Osgood’s Bricktoberfest
September 11–12, 2021
Osgood, Indiana
Smoked BBQ, live entertainment, beer and wine garden (not a true Oktoberfest!)

Village Oktoberfest
September 11, 2021
Highgrain Brewing Co. at 6960 Plainfield Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Celebrate Oktoberfest in Silverton: games, food, music and more

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
September 16–19, 2021
Second and Third Streets (between Walnut and Elm), downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
German food, music, games and more!
World’s largest Oktoberfest this year!

New Vienna Oktoberfest
September 17–18, 2021
New Vienna, Ohio
German….everything! Beer, brats and polka

Sister Cities of Vandalia Oktoberfest
September 17–18, 2021
Vandalia Sports Complex on Stonequarry Road in Vandalia, Ohio
Live music and lots of German food

Saint Timothy Parish Oktoberfest
September 17–19, 2021
10272 US 42 at Union, Kentucky
Rides, games, live music and food!

Loveland Oktoberfest
September 24–25, 2021
Downtown Loveland, Ohio
Weiner dog races, food and fun!

Oktoberfest – The Dayton Art Institute
September 24–26, 2021
Dayton Art Institute at 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio
456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, Ohio

Newport Oktoberfest
September 24–26, 2021
Newport, Kentucky riverfront
It’s a German tradition with food, drink and more!
Streudel

Germantown Pretzel Festival
September 25 and 26, 2021
Historic Germantown, Ohio
Not an Oktoberfest – best still German!

Sonder & Friends Oktoberfest
September 25, 2021
Sonder Brewing at 8584 Duke Blvd., Mason, Ohio
German-style beers in the taproom and beer garden, music, food and games

St. Cecilia Oktoberfest Oakley
September 24–25, 2021
3105 Madison Road, Oakley, Cincinnati, Ohio
German music, food and dancing

St. Jude Oktoberfest Bridgetown
September 24–26, 2021
5924 Bridgetown Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Music, games, rides and food

Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society Oktoberfest
October 1–3, 2021 
4290 Dry Ridge Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Beer, food and live performances

St. Agnes Parish’s Oktoberfest
October 1–3, 2021
1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, Kentucky
Rides, food and live music

St. Leon Oktoberfest
October 1–2, 2021
St. Joseph American Legion Post 464, 28866 Post 464 Road, Brookville (St. Leon), Indiana
German food, beer games and a pie auction! Pork chop dinner on Saturday evening.

Oktoberfest

Dayton Liederkranz-Turner Oktoberfest
October 2, 2021
Dayton, Ohio

Lebanon Oktoberfest
October 9, 2021
Downtown Lebanon, Ohio

 


Postponed Oktoberfests:

Germania Society Oktoberfest
Postponed until August 26–28, 2022
3529 W. Kemper Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
Let the German festivities begin!

 

Updated: September 7, 2021

8 Popular Home-Staging Trends

home stage tips when selling

Thinking of selling your home? Read about some current decor trends for staging your home:

(1) OUTDOOR SPACES 
Do you have an attractive “outdoor room” that needs to be highlighted? Show off how this space can be used for entertaining purposes. Set out a few dishes to set the table for an outdoor meal or barbecue. Add a hammock with a book and a comfy blanket.

Look at some of our outdoor rooms on Pinterest here. Go here for porch ideas.

(2) KITCHENS: BRIGHT AND WHITE 
A new trend for kitchens is white and bright. If you are not willing to paint your cabinets, perhaps consider showing off spare, white accessories that will make your kitchen seem brighter.

(3) GOLD/BRASS 
Gold and brass are back in style! Think framed mirrors and brass bar carts. Use these types of accents sparingly. Get some inspiration here.

(4) NAVY BLUE 
Navy blue is an easy color to work with and is popular. This is a strong, neutral hue to use as an accent wall. Navy blue looks great with yellow, tan and chartreuse.

(5) BLACK 
Black elements can be found in lighting, framing or a statement piece of furniture. It’s good to use as a focal point. See ideas using black here.

(6) DINING ROOM – NO MATCHY MATCHY
Is your dining room an empty space? Do not worry about staging this room with a full suite of matching furniture. People are using unique pieces in their dining rooms. Chairs do not have to match the table. The side board can be an old dresser. Get some ideas here.

(7) HOME OFFICES 
Home offices are coveted rooms. If you have a home office, be sure to showcase it. If not, think about converting a rarely used corner of a spare bedroom into a mini office. Many people have used their dining room tables staged as desks when selling their homes.

(8) NATURAL ELEMENTS 
Live, indoor plants, macrame and Scandinavian-style furniture are current design trends that reflect natural elements. Plants add energy to rooms and a neutral look is calming and appealing to home buyers. (Think IKEA designs.)

Need help staging your home to sell? Contact Sibcy Cline Home Services. They can put your in touch with professional stagers who can provide consultations or temporary use of furniture.

 

Sibcy Cline Employee Spotlight: Courtney Bruser

 Title: Graphic Designer & Marketing Advisor 

Hometown: The West Side of Cincinnati, OH 

Current home: Northside, Cincinnati, OH 

Proudest career accomplishment: Designed a winning campaign for LeadingRE- Interactive Media in 2020 

 Favorite local hangouts: Northside Yacht Club, Flamingo Haven Antique Mall 

As part of the creative engine that fuels the Sibcy Cline brand, Courtney Bruser brings a fierce dedication to finding creative ways to express the brand through her graphic design work.  But it’s not just the opportunity to express creativity that inspires Courtney in her work—her competitive spirit gets fired up as well.  She made the move to Sibcy Cline in 2019 from a competing brokerage because, “the truth is, I wanted something bigger and better than my previous company offered.” 

 Courtney found the fit she was looking for in the Creative Services department of Sibcy Cline, the team that provides full-service marketing to our licensed agents—a differentiator that attracts many agents to the brokerage because they feel it gives them a jump ahead of agents from other brokerages. And it’s not just agents that benefit. As an employee, Courtney feels that the move she made to a well-recognized brand like Sibcy Cline has given her a competitive edge in her graphic design career. Courtney graduated from UC’s competitive College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning (DAAP) in 2014 and joined Sibcy Cline in October of 2019. So far, she feels satisfied that she has found a space where she can use and grow her skillset while forwarding the brand—and her career at the same time.  

Because marketing innovation is and has always been a primary driver of business goals for Sibcy Cline, working as part of the Creative Services team gives Courtney the opportunity to feed her desire to “stand out from the competition” by trying new ideas that pull from all types of media and trends. “What’s amazing about the real estate industry is how diverse the audience is,” she said, adding that this is also a challenge because “you can’t serve the same message to everyone.”  

Another challenge that Courtney willingly accepts about the real estate industry is the impact that social and economic events have. “Fair housing rules are important. I’m a big advocate for this because I’m pro-social activism. [In designing marketing pieces], it’s not what you say, but how you say it.” COVID was another big influencer on marketing in real estate, pushing the shift to digital and increasing the need to focus on tech solutions to increase efficiency. For Courtney, this is a huge positive change because it frees up time to get creative while looking at the big picture.  

The big picture in Courtney’s role at Sibcy Cline involves seeing branding come to life across multiple channels, both digital and print, which she finds to be the most rewarding part of her job. “I love when we get the chance to make a mark together,” she said, citing two recent projects where she felt her design work and collaboration with others worked successfully.  

One such successful project was creating the branding concept for 3CDC’s project at Academy Lofts, a condo development that involved renovating the old Art Academy dorms. “Who would have known that I’d spend some of my college years in the dorms and then work on selling them as condos in the future? It was serendipity,” said Courtney.   

Another project that Courtney counts as her proudest career accomplishment is designing a campaign of social media graphics for Sibcy Cline’s Relocation division which won first place from LeadingRE for interactive media. The campaign was in competition with other independent brokerages around the world—in a category that Sibcy Cline falls at the lower end of the size category. That means that Courtney’s work was judged against brokerages with marketing teams much larger than Sibcy Cline—and won. “I’ve been involved in marketing entries to their competition for 6 years and finally won something. It’s a global prize!” she said.  

When it comes to designing social media graphics, Courtney feels like she’s in her zone. “I’m comfortable with it because I grew up on the internet. Now, scrolling on a phone is just a reflex. I think about ways to make people stop—something unexpected to catch their eye.” 

Along with branding building projects and winning marketing competitions, Courtney’s 2020 was a huge personal success. She took advantage of the low mortgage rates and her connections with Sibcy Cline and bought her first home—a rehabbed 120-year-old house in Northside. With the pandemic going on “I’ve had plenty of time to organize my knick-knacks and vinyl collection, take care of houseplants and my garden, and plan for future projects,” she says. What kind of future projects? For a designer with a creative fire that burns non-stop, her love of art touches her work, her home, and her body: “I’ll be working on my tattoo sleeve!”  she said.