Festivals and Fairs

Thursday, September 29

Happening thru:

Paintsville, Paintsville

Enjoy some “apple time in the mountains” during this fall festival that includes amusement rides, live entertainment and performances, arts and crafts, a 5K apple run on Oct. 1, auto and bike shows, and much more.

Categories: Art, Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Saturday, October 1

New Hope Community Church, Cincinnati

Bring the gang for crafts, a kid zone, bounce houses, raffles, games and music from My Brother’s Keeper and Michael T & Friends.  Peruse the wares of vendors from Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef and more, all while enjoying some tasty treats from Jon Jon’s BBQ!

Categories: Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Old West Festival, Williamsburg

Grab your boots and mosey on over for a western-themed festival complete with old-fashioned, boot-stompin’ fun for the whole family.  Guests will be treated to gun fighting, old medicine and magic shows, a saloon, live bluegrass entertainment, an more.

$$ Categories: Exhibits, Festivals and Fairs, Living History, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Scarlet Oaks Campus, Sharonville

Soar in for a payload of hands-on family activities and demos to celebrate all things space with iSPACE and presenting sponsor TechSolve!  Ride a hovercraft, try on a space suit, launch a rocket, drive a robot, make some cosmic crafts, touch a meteorite, and learn about NASA’s past, present and future.  Kids can also get… Read more »

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Science Ages: All ages

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Gorman Farm, Cincinnati

Stroll through fields of golden sunflowers while collecting some to take home ($1 each or 12 for $10), pick a pumpkin to purchase, explore the sunflower maze, take a hay ride, and visit the animals of the farm in this annual festival that includes local food trucks, crafts, and live music.

$ Categories: Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Music, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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Ohio Renaissance Festival, Waynesville

Step back in time for a day of feasts, festivities, and fearless feats that will thrill audiences of all ages.  Enjoy nearly 100 shows on 11 different stages, arts and crafts, games of skill, human-powered rides, costumed characters, and more.  There’s something for everyone at this annual gathering of Robin Hoods, damsels, swordsmen, pirates, and… Read more »

$$ Categories: Art, Crafts, Exhibits, Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Washington Park, Cincinnati

This yearly event is designed to educate the community about the connection between domestic violence and animal abuse.  Bring your pets for a fun contest costume (pre-registration required), and learn more about how you can help.

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Health and Safety, Outdoor Activities, Parent Education Ages: All ages

Bandshell, Devou Park, Covington

Join a free, daylong music, food and arts festival that features live bluegrass music, children’s activities, gourmet food trucks, arts and crafts, and much more, all to benefit the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky.

Categories: Art, Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Fundraisers, Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Kings Island, Kings Mills

Bring your little ones for some non-scary fun, including live shows, a pumpkin patch, a hay bale maze, trick-or-treating, a petting farm and rides in Planet Snoopy!

$$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Friday, October 7

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Whitewater Valley Railroad, Grand Central Station, Connersville

Take a scenic train ride to the historic town of Metamora, and visit interesting landmarks, over 40 shops and restaurants, and celebrate the Canal Days Festival before your return trip.

$$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Living History Ages: All ages

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Rising Sun Riverfront, Rising Sun

It’s a tasty tradition that features great food, festival rides, live music, a parade, and the 5K Bean Stalk to benefit outreach projects at Rising Sun United Methodist Church.

$$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Clifton Branch Library, Cincinnati

The fifth annual CliftonFest returns with live music performances, local restaurant specials, family games in Burnet Woods, retail vendors and chalk artists along Ludlow Avenue, a beer tent on Telford Avenue, a 5K walk and run, a pet parade, and more!

Categories: Art, Crafts, Exhibits, Festivals and Fairs, Music, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Saturday, October 8

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Downtown Waynesville, Waynesville

Take a trip to Waynesville for this annual festival that features arts and crafts, live entertainment, tasty treats, and of course, everything sauerkraut!

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Holy Family Parish, Cincinnati

Enjoy artisan vendors, food trucks and local craft beer in a street fair designed to benefit the mission and ministry of Holy Family Parish.

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Fundraisers, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Coney Island, Cincinnati

Trick or treat at the Creep County Fair, enjoy a Fright Lights Musical Light Show, Coney’s Classic Rides, meet some farmyard friends, catch a magic show, wander through a hay maze and more fall fun!

$$ Categories: Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Swaim Park, Montgomery

Bring the family for s’mores, crafts, a hayride around the park, pony rides, juggling shows, face painting, as well as sack races and archery games.  Kids can also explore a smokehouse and a fire truck with the Montgomery Fire Department.  The historic Wilder-Swaim House will also be open for festival goers to enjoy.

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Living History, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Tuesday, October 11

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Parky's Farm in Winton Woods, Cincinnati

RSVP by Oct. 9. Celebrate fall by harvesting apples and making a scarecrow. For ages 2 – 5 and their adults.

RSVP $$ Categories: Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

Friday, October 14

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Big Bone Lick State Park, Union

Journey back in time as Big Bone Lick returns to days long past.  There will be numerous hands-on demonstrations and activities for people of all ages, including flint-knapping, pioneer life camps, salt making, weaving, spear throwing, storytelling, music, atlatl tossing and more.  Browse the crafter’s corner to see the many hand crafted items for sale;… Read more »

$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Living History, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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Heritage Village Museum inside Sharon Woods, Cincinnati

Join a “slight-fright” family friendly evening with the kids.  Visitors are invited to wear their costumes, enjoy trick-or-treating, balloon art, wagon rides and a slightly haunted house.  The 19th-century village is the perfect place for some old-fashioned Halloween fun!  (Please note that gates close at 9 p.m.)

$ Categories: Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Living History, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Saturday, October 15

Fairfield Receptions Conference Center, Fairfield

Parents and teachers of children in preschool through Grade 5 are invited to learn about the many supplemental enrichment after school programs in the community.  Meet with local English and Spanish tutoring services, scouts, dance, music providers and more, plus check out STEM mini-workshops as expert panelists explain the importance of these globally competitive fields… Read more »

Categories: Exhibits, Festivals and Fairs, Parent Education Ages: All ages