Festivals and Fairs

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Friday, August 25

Happening thru:

Lebanon Mason & Monroe Railroad, Lebanon

All aboard!  Aspiring engineers and their families are invited to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, Sir Topham Hatt and more favorite characters!  Trains depart at 9:45, 10:30 and 11:15 a.m., and 12, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15 and 3 p.m.  

$$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

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Blue Ash Towne Square, Blue Ash

The City of Blue Ash presents its premier event featuring a variety of food, live music all day, and family fun.  Check out Blessid Union of Souls and Loverboy on Friday, followed by Halfway to Hazard and Big & Rich on Saturday!

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

Saturday, August 26

MadTree Brewery, Cincinnati

Enjoy food trucks, artists, bakers, chefs, scavengers, mobile boutiques, and everything in between during this indoor market in the Barrel Warehouse featuring over 70 vendors.  This year, the O.F.F. Market is teaming up with Madtree Brewing to showcase locally crafted products with a fine, locally crafted beer.  

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

Washington Park, Cincinnati

Head to the park for food and beverage tastings, live entertainment and vendors showcasing their wares in this annual event that supports Tender Mercies, a non-profit that provides housing and assistance to homeless adults.   

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

Saturday, September 2

Happening thru:

Festival Grounds, Waynesville

It’s time for turkey legs, jousting, swordsmen, fine artisans and crafters, live music, and some brand-new features including performances from Circa Brava, and Theatre in the Ground’s “Mudde Show.”  Take a joyful step back in time and relish in the sights, sounds and smells of the Renaissance-era!  Open 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., weekends, Sept…. Read more »

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

Sunday, September 3

Sawyer Point, Cincinnati

This annual party is an all-day affair with music, food, and family fun and entertainment. On both sides of the river, nearly half a million people view the choreographed Rozzi’s Fireworks show while listening to the soundtrack on WEBN (102.7 FM) starting just after 9 p.m.

Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

Serpentine Wall, Sawyer Point, Cincinnati

It’s here!  As many as 200,000 rubber ducks will swim the Ohio River in a race to see who wins prizes like a new Honda HR-V LX, $100 a week for a year from Kroger, and more!  Buy a duck for your chance to win and help the Freestone Foodbank provide meals to families in… Read more »

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

Thursday, September 7

Carol Ann's Carousel, Cincinnati

Bring the family for discounted ride packages, and a chance to be a pioneer for the evening with fun facts about the Ohio River and more.  

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

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Harvest Home Fair, Cheviot

The Biggest Little Fair in Ohio is a four-day event kicking off with a fun parade through Cheviot, followed by the fair itself with live entertainment, food, amusement rides, 4-H animal and horticultural exhibits, plus horse, flower and art shows.  

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

Friday, September 8

Happening thru:

MainStrasse Village, Covington

Enjoy good eats, meet local businesses and vendors, enjoy rides, live entertainment and Clock Tower Tours all weekend long.  

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

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Vine Street Park, Cincinnati

Enjoy live music, tasty treats, rides for the kids, a “sports bar” area, raffles, split the pot and more in this cherished annual festival. 

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

Saturday, September 9

Happening thru:

Old West Festival, Williamsburg

Take a trip back in time and enjoy trick roping and whips, gun-spinning, saloon shows, stunt comedy shows, live music and plenty of old-time, western themed fun.  

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

Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati

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

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

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Country Pumpkins, Dry Ridge

Enjoy fall fun on a 250-acre farm, including the U-pick pumpkin patch, hayrides, barrel train rides, a corn maze, farm animals, turbo slide, and loads more.  Rides run Fridays after 5 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting.  The festival runs through Oct. 31. 

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

Sunday, September 10

Mayerson JCC, Cincinnati

Stock up on apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah and browse a variety of produce from local farms, while enjoying honey tastings, pickling demos, and more.  The market will end with a community-wide shofar blowing to mark the beginning of the Mayerson JCC’s Israel at 70 season-long community celebration.  

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

Wednesday, September 13

Fountain Square, Cincinnati

Head to the area’s largest volunteer expo to meet with local non-profits and learn about ways that you and your family can help your community.  

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

Thursday, September 14

Pioneer Park, Covington

Enjoy fun and games with the family — everything from giant board games to creative crafts and scavenger hunts.  Tonight’s theme is all about princesses and superheroes, so come dressed in your best costume!

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

Saturday, September 16

Elk Creek MetroPark, Middletown

Lasso up some fun with horse rides, tractor-drawn hayrides, horse photo opportunities, demonstrations, games and more!

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

Carol Ann's Carousel, Cincinnati

Come to the Carousel for fun and games, plus chances to win tokens on the Carousel and other prizes.  

$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

Sunday, September 17

Washington Park, Cincinnati

Enjoy the works of cultural artisans, performers, and food vendors from the area while celebrating the diversity of Jewish and Israeli identities, beliefs, cultural heritages and experiences, and more. 

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

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