Plan Your Cincy Weekend 9/28 – 9/30

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Friday, September 28

International Fair Trade Show

4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer 2944 Erie Ave. Cincinnati – 513-321-6700

Fair Trade and Direct Trade organizations will be selling diverse wares at this fun market show. Browse through unique, handcrafted items that are created ethically; treat yourself and feel good about it!


Saturday, September 29

The Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Island  

11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Mills – 513-754-5700

Buy online and save: adults $46.99, children $39.99 (Sunday online pricing, $34.99)

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, not scary. This Great Pumpkin Fest is on Saturdays and Sundays through October 28.  

Great Outdoors Weekend: Rock Climbing

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati – 513-521-7275

Free program, a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County vehicle permit is required to enter the park.

Come visit the Adventure Outpost to climb the rock tower, and learn about playing outside responsibly with Leave No Trace.


Sunday, September 30

Jack-O-Lantern Junction at EnterTrainment Junction

Jack-O-Lantern Junction begins September 29 and runs through October 31

7379 Squire Court, West Chester Twp. – 513-898-8000

Choo choo! A cargo train filled with pumpkins is chugging it’s way through the neighborhoods of the world’s largest train display. Your family will love the Halloween-themed scavenger hunt, indoor pumpkin patch and trick-or-treating at EnterTrainment Junction.


Laurie Keller Author Visit at Blue Manatee

1:30 p.m.

3084 Madison Road, Cincinnati – 513-731-2665

Join Blue Manatee Bookstore as they welcome Laurie Keller to celebrate the release of her newest book, Potato Pants. Kids can dress their own potato during a fun craft, and get their copy of Potato Pants of signed during this fun author visit.


Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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