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June 22, 2024

Plan Your Cincy Weekend 10/5 -10/7

Friday, October 5

Jedi Academy

7 p.m.

Fairfield Community Arts Center – 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield – 513-867-5348

Calendar – City of Fairfield

$10 adults, $7 children

Does your young Padawan love sci-fi? This event would be perfect for them! Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and use the power of the force during this fun event. The Jedi Academy is a solo comedy variety show that pays hilarious homage to everyone’s favorite intergalactic franchise.

Wellness Your Way Festival

Friday, Saturday and Sunday – See website for schedule

Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Cincinnati

Inclusion, Inc. and Kroger Co. are joining together to host the inaugural Wellness Your Way Festival featuring musical artists Jewel, Gavin DeGraw, Nick Lachey and more. Health experts Jack “Body by Jake” Steinfeld, P90X creator Tony Horton, and other health and fitness experts will help promote four stages of health: knowing yourself, nutrition, fitness and inspiration. Be healthy, and have fun at this fun festival!



Saturday, October 6

Fall-O-Ween at Coney Island

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati

$12 per person, free for ages 2 and under + $5 parking

From the family hayride, petting zoo, magic show, trick-or-treat trail and classic rides, your little pumpkins will be absolutely screaming with delight at this annual event. Make your purchase online for a $1 discount per ticket.

Family First Saturday: Archaeology Fair

1 – 3:30 p.m.

953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati – 513-721-2787


Unearth secrets from the past with this archaeology themed family-friendly Saturday. The Cincinnati Art Museum welcomes the Cincinnati Society of the Archaeological Institute of America for a fun morning including hands-on activities and real ancient artifacts. This event is sponsored by Bank of America. 

Gold Star Chili Fest

12 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Cincinnati Fire Museum – 315 West Court St., Cincinnati

Gold Star chili and Cincinnati firefighters go hand-in-hand! Celebrate chili with tons of family-friendly activities at the Cincinnati Fire Museum including live music,  over 20 games, photos with firefighters, a touch-a-truck area and 10 food trucks featuring at least one chili dish each.

ISpace Day

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Scarlet Oaks – 300 Scarlet Oaks Drive, Cincinnati


STEM learning is tons of fun … through STEM you can ride a hoverboard, try on a space suit, look through a telescope and more. Join us for demos, browse local vendors and meet STEM professionals at this fun annual event.



Sunday, October 7


Saturday and Sundays in October – 12 – 5 p.m.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens – 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati – 513-559-7781

Included in Zoo Admission, free for members – $19 adults, $13 children and seniors (order online for savings).

Ever see a polar bear swim with pumpkins; how about  an elephant smashing a pumpkin? Zoo animals love Halloween enrichment treats at HallZOOween. Your costumed kids will love trick-or-treating at over a dozen treat stations, riding the Hogwarts Express Train ride (additional charge applies) and watching Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion Show! You can also meet some critters up close and personal during special animal encounters.  

Sunflower Fest at Gorman Farms

Saturday October 6 & 7

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Gorman Heritage Farm – 10052 Reading Road, Cincinnati – 513-563-6663

$8 adults, $5 ages 3 – 17, $5 seniors 60+, free for ages 3 and under. GHF Members receive free admission.

You have heard of a corn maze, but what about a sunflower maze? Well, Gorman Farms Sunflower Festival has both, and so much more including vendors, live music, pumpkins and hayrides. Cut your own sunflowers $1 each or $10 for a dozen.


About the Author

Amanda Ciani

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).