Festivals and Fairs

[sam id= codes="false"]

Friday, August 17

Fountain Square, Cincinnati

Teams from Local 12, 9 On Your Side, WLWT News 5, and The Cincinnati Enquirer will compete in silly games to raise awareness for the Freestore Foodbank’s 24th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta.  Cheer on your favorites and purchase your ducks for the Sept. 2 Regatta! 

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

Thursday, January 1

Duke Energy Convention Center , Cincinnati

Inclusion, Inc. and Kroger Co. are joining together to host the inaugural Wellness Your Way Festival featuring musical artists Jewel, Gavin DeGraw, Nick Lachey, and more. Health experts Jack “Body by Jake” Steinfeld, P90X creator Tony Horton, and other health and fitness experts will help promote 4 stages of health: knowing yourself, nutrition, fitness, and… Read more »

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Health and Safety Ages: All ages

Friday, August 17

City of Fort Thomas , Fort Thomas

Join us for an art walk through town, featuring the work of over 40 artists, food trucks and a kid zone located in Fort Thomas Central’s lot.

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

Saturday, August 18

Happening thru:

Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, Lebanon

Aspiring engineers and their families can enjoy a ride with the storybook engine, Thomas the Tank, in a 25-minute train ride to an event site full of children’s activities, including a straw bale maze, bounce castles, model train displays, balloon artists, character visits and more. 

$$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

England Idlewild Park, Burlington

This bike festival hosts a mixture of different racing styles, local musicians and artists, and food trucks! 

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

Saturday, August 25

Blue Ash Towne Square, Blue Ash

Enjoy a celebration of the arts with live music, culinary experiences, and on-site exhibits of local artists. 

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

Friday, August 31

Cincinnati Art Museum

Celebrate the special exhibit Make Way For Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey with a free bounce house, live music from Jake Speed and the Freddies, visits with Cincinnati’s favorite mascots, tasty treats and access to the CAM after hours. 

Categories: Art, Exhibits, Festivals and Fairs, Museum Events Ages: All ages

Saturday, September 1

Happening thru:

Ohio Renaissance Festival , Harveysburg

Watch the Queen’s Parade as you gnaw on a turkey leg! Take your family back to medieval times for games, rides, shopping, and shows.    Themed weekends:  9/1-9/3 Friends and Family Weekend BOGO free tickets  9/8- 9/9 Time travelers weekend  9/15-9/16 Pirates weekend 9/22-9/23 Fantasy weekend 9/29-9/30 Feast of fools  10/6-10/7 Highland weekend 10/13-10/14 Barbarian… Read more »

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

Sunday, September 2

Near Serpentine Wall , Cincinnati

Get your ducks in a row for the 24th annual Freestore Foodbank Rubber Duck Regatta!  As many as 200,000 rubber duckies will swim down the Ohio River near Serpentine Wall to determine the winner of a brand new Honda Accord, Kroger gift cards, and cash prizes from KEMBA credit union.    Ducks available online and… Read more »

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

Friday, September 7

Happening thru:

Mainstrasse Village

Join Mainstrasse as they celebrate Oktoberfest with delicious food, unique vendors, and fun children’s rides! You will love doing the funky chicken dance as you listen to live music- it will be wunderbar (that’s “wonderful” in German)!

Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

Saturday, September 8

City Hall of Montgomery, Montgomery

Bargain hunters can find great curbside deals at the Montgomery Community-Wide Garage Sale. Pick up a garage sale treasure map at Montgomery City Hall, or online to support this grassroots campaign organized by the Environmental Advisory Commission. 

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

Happening thru:

Country Pumpkins Farm, Dry Ridge

Fall fun for the whole family! U-pick pumpkins, hayrides, barrel train rides, a corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals, and MORE! Join us, and make memories on our working 250 acre dairy farm. 

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

Huffman Park, Fairfield

Join Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department for their finale event in a great summer concert series! Wild Carrot will be performing, and vendors will include Hammann’s Catering, and Flubs (Vendors subject to change). 

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Music Ages: All ages

Friday, September 21

Happening thru:

Kings Island , Kings Mills

When the sun goes down, and the werewolves begin to howl, head to Kings Island for Halloween Haunt! With haunted attractions like Backwoods Bayou and Urgent Scare, and nightmare inducing rides like Banshee and The Beast, you are sure to hear terrified shrieks all night long! This is a frightful event that is open until… Read more »

$$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Parents' Night Out Ages: Parents Only, Teens

Saturday, September 22

Governer Bebb Pioneer Village, Okeana

Celebrate the rich cultural history of Butler County as you explore Native American traditions like drum circles, and powwows, or learn how to play a traditional Native American game. Vendors will be on site, and tours will be given throughout the day at Pioneer Village. 

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

Walton Branch, Walton

Celebrate the start of autumn with farm animals, games, face painting, and refreshments. 

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Library Events, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Friday, September 28

Happening thru:

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer

Shop for unique, hand-crafted fair-trade items and help improve lives around the globe in this sale that features diverse groups of volunteers and vendors who represent Fair Trade and Direct Trade organizations designed to empower people through fair wages, education, and a healthy work environment.

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

Saturday, September 29

Country Pumpkins Farm, Dry Ridge

Join us as we celebrate our annual Got Milk Day! Guests can watch cow milking demonstrations, kids have the opportunity to bottle feed a baby calf, and meet a farmer! The first 100 guests even receive free chocolate milk! But wait! There’s more! Our Fall Festival will also be in progress, so you can enjoy… Read more »

Categories: Animal Encounters, Festivals and Fairs, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Happening thru:

Kings Island , Kings Mills

Enjoy fall family fun during the day with The Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Island! Pet barnyard animals, create crafts with Woodstock, ride a pedal tractor, go trick-or-treating, take in an entertaining Charlie Brown and friends show, and then enjoy all of the rides Planet Snoopy has to offer! This event is festive and fun,… Read more »

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

Saturday, October 6

Happening thru:

Gorman Heritage Farm, Cincinnati

Fun for the whole family! enjoy hayrides, sunflower maze, corn maze, live music, food trucks, vendor booths, pumpkins and, of course, sunflowers. Cut your own sunflowers for $1/stem or 12 for $10.

$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

Don't Miss Out!

Sign up for our newsletter.

Best Bets for the Weekend | Editor's Picks | Contests & Giveaways

Our weekly newsletter – sent each Thursday – features our picks for the best events for the weekend, plus exclusive online content, and links to our online contests and giveaways.  You'll also find contests and giveaways that are for newsletter subscribers only!

Oh, and we don't share your information with anyone else!