Festivals and Fairs

Thursday, January 1

Boone County Fairgrounds, Burlington

The Boone County Animal Shelter will host its third annual Pawapalooza event, which includes animal adoptions from rescues around the Tri-State, concessions, vendors, costume contests, inflatables for the kids and plenty more.  Funds raised will be used for the medical care of sick, injured and abused animals and to support the volunteer and foster care… Read more »

Categories: Animal Encounters, Festivals and Fairs, Fundraisers Ages: All ages

Whitewater Valley Railroad, Grand Central Station, Connersville

Enjoy the annual Metamora Canal Days Festival!  Take a scenic train ride through the Whitewater Valley and travel to the historic town of Metamora, where you can enjoy shops, restaurants, and a look at history during your layover, before returning to Connersville.

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

Big Bone Lick State Park, Union

Take a trip back in time and learn about pioneer life, including salt making, weaving, frontier music, craft demos, and even a little tomahawk throwing.  Be sure to visit the vendors’ craft booths, enjoy some treats, and check out the bison herd.  Then make a stop at Jane’s Saddlebag (13989 Ryle Road, Union) for some… Read more »

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

Devou Park Bandshell, Covington

Explore the family-friendly offerings of Covington — check out the Wee Folk Fairy Fest in Mainstrasse from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., enjoy free admission at the Behringer-Crawford Museum (1600 Montague Road) all day, and don’t miss DevouGrass, a music and arts festival in Devou Park from 12 p.m. to dusk.  The concert benefits the… Read more »

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

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Cincinnati

Kick off fall with activities for everyone!  Kids can play a variety of games to earn prizes, jump in the bounce houses, and take a pony ride.  Adults can check out raffles and a silent auction, and everyone will enjoy the sounds of The Grove and Waiting on Ben.  A portion of the funds raised… Read more »

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

Greenview Place in Bond Hill, Cincinnati

Join a fun-filled day of games, fitness, face painting, and more, all while learning about this group designed to help school-aged girls become active members of the community.

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

Bellevue Beach Park, Bellevue

Enjoy food and merchandise vendors, Queen City boat tours, live music, activities for the kids, and craft beers for parents in this second annual festival featuring bluegrass tunes.

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

Wednesday, October 22

Main Library, Boone County Public Library, Burlington

Visit with representatives from local colleges and technical schools, and see what it really takes to make it in different careers. View the school and career topic list at www.bcpl.org/teens.

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Library Events, Parent Education Ages: Teens

Thursday, January 1

Jane's Saddlebag, Union

Stop by every Friday night for a cruise in with music, $1 hot dogs, door prizes, photos, and more fun.

$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

Jane's Saddlebag, Union

Peruse the wares of local craft vendors and enjoy live music all day long, as well as some great homemade food and desserts.

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

Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, Lebanon

Take a train ride to the Lebanon Country Applefest, and enjoy learning about railroad history before embarking to explore a festival full of tasty treats, crafts and fun.  Train departs at 12, 2 and 4 p.m.

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

Boone Woods Park, Burlington

Boone Woods Park is the setting for the 34th annual arts and crafts show — explore the works of fifty area artists and crafters, while enjoying bluegrass music on the Creekside Stage.

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

Mayerson JCC, Cincinnati

RSVP by Aug. 30. Oompa Loompa time’s drawing near, get a sweet start to the Jewish New Year! Bring the whole gang for this fun and free afternoon featuring trackless train rides to Applejack Junction, apples and honey activities, a candy bar buffet, Graeter’s ice cream, Sandy Candy, a birthday cake bounce house, a giant… Read more »

RSVP Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

Chapin Branch, Boone County Public Library, Petersburg

Search through hay for hidden prizes, create a scarecrow craft, and enjoy s’mores by the fire, while visiting with the Library’s Community Center on Wheels.

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

Walton Branch, Boone County Public Library, Walton

Search through hay for hidden prizes, take a hayride around town, and enjoy s’mores by the fire!

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

Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch, Campbell County Public Library, Fort Thomas

Show off your furry friend!  Pet care expert Marsie Hall Newbold of Marsie’s Menagerie will emcee this year’s just-for-fun show.  Contest categories include Best Looking, Best Trick, Best in Costume, and Most Obedient.  Dogs not participating in the show can enter a drawing for a door prize.  Dogs must be on leash at all times…. Read more »

RSVP Categories: Animal Encounters, Festivals and Fairs, Library Events Ages: All ages

Jane's Saddlebag, Union

After visiting the annual Salt Lick Festival at Big Bone Lick State Park, stop by Jane’s Saddlebag for homemade food and desserts, plus visit the petting zoo, enjoy free hay rides, check out the Kids Village and more.

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

Goebel Park, Covington

Enjoy live performances, art booths and vendors and plenty of free activities for the whole family to enjoy, as well as a Covington-based scavenger hunt.  Dress up as your favorite super hero or fairy, grab a free balloon, join a parade, and learn how to bring the art experience into your home with help from… Read more »

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

Goebel Park, Covington

Visit with art booths and vendors in the park, enjoy live performances and plenty of free activities for families.  Dress up as your favorite super hero or fairy, grab a free balloon for the little ones, and don’t miss the parade around the promenade, led by a horse-drawn carriage.

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

Bandshell, Devou Park, Covington

The first annual DevouGrass festival features live bluegrass music, regional arts and crafts vendors, tasty treats from food trucks, and a special performance by Circus Mojo.  Admission is free, but donations are appreciated to benefit the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky.

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