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February 2, 2023

Plan Your NKY Weekend 9/28 – 9/30

Friday, September 28

Mermaids and Pirates return to Newport Aquarium

All weekend 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

1 Aquarium Way, Newport – 1-800-406-3474

The Mermaids and Pirates experience is included with admission.

Arrrrrgh you ready to play with pirates and meet a mermaid? Be sure to welcome the mermaids back to the underwater paradise that is the Newport Aquarium during the opening weekend of Mermaids and Pirates. You can even meet a mermaid on dry land, so be sure to bring your camera!


If you are looking for an extra special experience, the Mermaid and Pirate party will be held Friday evening from 7 – 10 p.m. This party costs $29.99 ($24.99 for members) and includes dancing, appetizers and drinks, activities and an up close mermaid meet-and-greet.


There is also a public Mermaid overnight scheduled for October 12, and Mermaids and Pirates Breakfasts on October 7 & 12. Call or visit the Aquarium’s website for more info.    


Saturday, September 29

Got Milk Day at County Pumpkins Farm

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

1835 Sherman Mount Zion Road, Dry Ridge – 859-905-9656


It is starting to feel like fall in the tri-state, so why not spend a day down on the farm. During Got Milk Day you can meet a farmer, milk a cow and even have the opportunity to feed a baby calf. The County Pumpkin’s Fall Festival will also be going on, so there will be barrel train rides, hayrides, u-pick pumpkins, a corn maze and more for your family to enjoy.


Sunday, September 30

Fall Fest at Neltner’s Farm

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

6922 Four Mile Road, Camp Springs – 859-496-7535

It’s a beautiful sunny fall weekend. Join Neltner’s for their opening weekend of Fall Fest Saturday, September 29 and 30.  There is tons to do for the whole family including pony rides, hay rides, barrel train rides, a petting zoo, u-pick pumpkins, delicious food, vendors, face painting and live music by Papa Vay Landers on Saturday and Comfortably Broke on Sunday.


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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).