Festivals and Fairs

Sunday, August 2

Butler County Regional Airport, Fairfield

The Greater Cincinnati Radio Control Club will host their 55th annual Flying Circus, a model plane air show featuring plane rides, unusual flying objects, air racing, a bit of history, and plenty of fun!

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

Gilbert Farms Park, Fairfield

History comes to life with vintage baseball games, live music, guided tours of the Elisha Morgan Mansion and the Heritage Gardens, plus plenty of activities for the kids.  Exhibits feature the lives and contributions of Fairfield’s first mayor, Bob Wessel, and first well-known citizen, Joe Nuxhall.  The Norwood Highlanders take on Rising Sun Belle River… Read more »

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

Monday, August 3

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Boone County Fairgrounds, Burlington

It’s the annual festival!  Families are invited to check out horse and livestock shows, pageants, tractor and motor sports, exhibits, and some pretty silly contests like The Great Rock Race, a bubble gum blowing contest, and a sunflower seed spitting contest!  Visit the web site for a complete schedule of activities.

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

Thursday, August 6

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Newport on the Levee, Newport

It’s that time of year — time to celebrate that unique Cincinnati fave food, goetta!  Bring your appetites for this fun festival that comes complete with games, music and more goetta grub than you (or any Glier) could imagine.

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

Friday, August 7

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Sawyer Point, Cincinnati

Blues fans and families are invited to the riverfront for music, food, fun, and the best names in the blues.

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

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The Place Retro Arcade, Cincinnati

Bring your immediate family to play all evening for a flat fee — no quarters are needed!  Check out over 60 retro arcade games like Donkey Kong and Asteroids, as well as console games on XBox and PlayStation.

$$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

Friday, August 14

Union Centre Clock Tower & Square

The Union Centre Boulevard Business Merchant Association (UCBMA) will offer a fun day with over 30 food trucks and music from DV8 and Third Day Rule.

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

Saturday, August 15

Chrisholm MetroPark, Trenton

Enjoy farm animals, games and crafts, hayrides, open hearth cooking, tours, vendors, farm-friendly concessions and more!

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Crafts, Exhibits, Festivals and Fairs, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Prasco park, Mason

Summer Bash, hosted by SonRise Church, is a free festival complete with bounce houses, carnival games, free food, raffle prizes, live music, and a movie on the big screen in the outfield.  Guests will receive a Summer Bash t-shirt!

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

Sunday, August 16

Western Hills Church of Christ, Cincinnati

Pick up of school supplies and then enjoy some inflatables, games, prizes and food for the entire family.

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

Friday, August 21

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Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, Lebanon

Spend the afternoon with everyone’s favorite train, Thomas!  Meet Sir Topham Hatt, enjoy a story time, arts and crafts and more!  Train departs on the hour between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

$$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

Saturday, August 22

Jane's Saddlebag, Union

Bring the kids for a day of fun, including free visits to the petting zoo, free inflatables, free admission to the Kids’ Play Land, and free hay rides and games.  Enjoy face painting, and food and drink specials all day long!

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

Green Acres , Cincinnati

Farming, Arts, Equine … oh, my!  Greenacres will open its doors for families to explore and learn all about the foundation.  Stop by the arts center to view incredible artwork and create your own masterpiece; visit the greenhouse to see the bountiful gardens; decorate a horse shoe at the indoor arena and learn about the… Read more »

Categories: Crafts, Exhibits, Festivals and Fairs, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Parent Education Ages: All ages

Sunday, August 23

Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati

Art in the Park is back to celebrate Cincinnati’s heritage of baseball and art!  Enjoy some pre-game family fun in the Cincinnati Reds’ Fan Zone and other parts of the park, including crafts and plenty of laughs at the old “Who’s On First?” routine.

$$ Categories: Art, Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Sports Ages: All ages

Thursday, August 27

The Art of Learning Christian Preschool & Childcare Center, Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church, Cincinnati

Tour the facilities and classrooms, meet the teachers and staff, and learn about the programs that meet the mission to be a quality education center that makes a loving difference in the lives of families.  Enjoy entertainment and Kona Ice for the kids, and register to win a free family movie entertainment package!

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

Friday, August 28

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Summit Park, Cincinnati

Enjoy cuisine from a variety of local restaurants, live music from both local and national acts, games, strolling entertainment, and a family area with festival rides!

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

Saturday, August 29

Washington Park, Cincinnati

Tender Mercies, one of Cincinnati’s oldest and most life-changing non-profit organizations, continues the celebration of the tastes, flavors and sounds of the growing Over-the-Rhine community at the 3rd Annual Taste of OTR. This event is produced by Tender Mercies to benefit homeless adults with mental illness. Enjoy local craft beer, restaurant and food truck tastings, but… Read more »

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

Saturday, September 5

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Harveysburg, Ohio, Waynesville

Step back in time to a 16th-century English village and enjoy a history-making day of fun!  With daily shows on 11 stages, over 100 arts and crafts, plenty of food and drink, games of skill, human-powered rides, costumed characters, a full-armored jousting tournament, music and much, much more.  The Ohio Renaissance Festival is open Saturdays… Read more »

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

Sunday, September 6

Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Riverfront, Cincinnati

The Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks presented by Cincinnati Bell at Riverfest is a Cincinnati tradition — the end-of-summer blowout that features music, live entertainment, food, fun and one of the largest fireworks displays in the Midwest.

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

Sawyer Point, Cincinnati

Cheer on as many as 200,000 rubber ducks as they take a swim along the Ohio River in the annual Rubber Duck Regatta presented by Dawn that supports the Freestore Foodbank’s efforts to feed families in need.  First prize winner receives a 2016 Honda HR-V and maybe even $1 million if the winning duck is… Read more »

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