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

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

Local Festivals and Events in September 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CedarFest
Cedarville, Ohio
September 2-3, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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