Festivals and Fairs

Friday, September 4

Happening thru:

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

Saturday, September 5

Happening thru:

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

Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati

Avoid the traffic and take a train ride to the riverfront and back to view the Cincinnati Bell WEBN Fireworks! Tickets will be available for the Cincinnati Dinner train as well.

$$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

Tuesday, September 8

Mayerson JCC, Cincinnati

A one-stop shop for your Rosh Hashanah holiday table.  Buy round challah, honey cakes, locally grown apples, artisinal honey (meet the beekeepers!), and items from synagogue shops.  Learn about the holiday and enjoy PJ Library crafts and stories for kids.

Categories: Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Storytimes Ages: All ages

Wednesday, September 9

Blue Ash Police Department, Blue Ash

Bring the kids for station tours, crime prevention information, vehicle displays, equipment demos, K-9 demos, and some tasty treats.

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

Thursday, September 10

Happening thru:

Harvest Home Fairgrounds, Cheviot

It’s the biggest little fair in Ohio!  Bring the family for a parade, stage shows, a dog walk, an art and flower show, and much more!

$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

Friday, September 11

Happening thru:

Vine Street Park, Saint Bernard

It’s a weekend of festivities, including live music, food and snacks, a sports bar area for dads, raffles, and rides.

Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

Saturday, September 12

Happening thru:

Old West Festival, Williamsburg

Mosey on over to the Old West Festival, a western-themed gathering that takes you back in time for some boot-stompin’ fun!  Pan for gold, explore an authentic old west town, belly up to the Saloon, and enjoy plenty of fun and games for the kids.  Festival runs weekends through Oct. 18.

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

Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati

Enjoy a day in the park and a festival of fun family fall activities!

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

Sebald MetroPark, Middletown

MetroParks teams with Butler County Horsemen’s Council for this day full of “horsing around” with the whole family! There will be free horseback rides for kids of all ages, face painting, kids games and activities, food, music, and more!

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

Erlanger Branch Library, Erlanger

Ever wished you could stilt-walk, juggle, play the drums, ride a unicycle, grill a perfect steak, use a 3D printer, self-publish a novel, change a tire, read palms, caber toss, change an air filter, or do perfect Halloween make-up?  You can learn all of that and more at the library’s How To Festival!

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Library Events Ages: All ages

Saturday, September 19

Aiken High School, Cincinnati

Hamfests gather Amateur Radio operators (“hams”) and other hobbyists, to shop for new and used electronics, sit for FCC license exams, and generally share fellowship and ideas with like-minded hobbyists, makers, audiophiles, preppers, and the interested public.  Activities include FCC exams for all amateur radio license classes’ an American Radio Relay League (ARRL) forum, led… Read more »

$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

Shaw Farms, Milford

Check out a corn maze with a kid-friendly treasure hunt, interactive playgrounds, a horse and tractor hayride, and choose from a selection of pumpkins, apples and more.  The Fall Festival is open daily through Oct. 31.

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

Happening thru:

Heritage Village Museum inside Sharon Woods, Cincinnati

Celebrate the arrival of fall with wagon rides, pumpkin painting, donut eating contests, hearth cooking, games, crafts, demonstrations, and more.

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

Happening thru:

Jane's Saddlebag, Union

Enjoy national and local bluegrass bands while perusing the many different craft vendor tables.  Bring a chair or a blanket to relax to the music, and help support a great cause, as a portion of the proceeds will benefit the I’ll Fly Away Foundaiton, which aims to save music programs in schools.

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

Sawyer Point, Cincinnati

This family-friendly bluegrass concert is presented by the Healthy Roots Foundation, and supports infant and children’s health through organizations like Cradle Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Center for the Prevention of Preterm Birth.  The benefit concert features favorites like the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, Jennifer Ellis, and plenty of games and activities for children… Read more »

$$ Categories: Crafts, Exhibits, Festivals and Fairs, Music Ages: All ages

Sunday, September 20

Northern Hills Synagogue, Cincinnati

Get a farm-fresh start to the Jewish New Year! Bring your whole bunch for a good, old-fashioned afternoon of fun, including farm animals to feed and pet, pony rides, the Juggernaut Jug Band from Louisville, a Bumble Bee Bounce House, Challah and honey cake walk, candy bar and other snacks, balloon artistry and face painting,… Read more »

RSVP Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

Friday, September 25

Happening thru:

CliftonFest , Clifton

Enjoy tons of vendors, music, attractions and plenty of family fun, street performers, a 5K run on Sunday, a pet parade, a street walk sale and much, much more!

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