Fall Into Fun: Autumn Festivals And Events In the Greater Cincinnati Region
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Ohio Renaissance Festival
August 31 through October 27
The long-running Ohio Renaissance Festival in Waynesville is celebrating its 30th year in 2019, with plenty of events planned to mark this milestone. Take a jump back in time to a 16th-century English village and experience what life was like 400 years ago. Over 150 costumed characters will be there to welcome you, along with dueling swordsmen, rowdy pirates, jugglers, jesters, minstrels, nobles, and peasants. There’s even a full-armored joust where you can cheer on your favorite knight.
Mason Heritage Festival
The annual Mason Heritage Festival and parade takes place on the Mason Municipal Center Campus and offers activities for kids, carnival games, crafts, vendors and great musical entertainment. This free day of fun kicks off with a parade. New to the festival this year is a scavenger hunt where participants will explore and visit various locations throughout the city that showcase the quality of life in Mason.
Shaw Farms Fall Festival
September 15 through October 31
Fun for all ages abound at this annual celebration in Milford, with activities ranging from an interactive playground to hayrides to a corn maze. For an extra challenge, you can also navigate the corn maze at night via flashlight! Farm fresh pumpkins are available and live bluegrass music on the weekends will keep everyone entertained.
September 20 to 22
First held in 1976, this is America’s largest Oktoberfest celebration, held on 2nd and 3rd streets in downtown. Zinzinatti celebrates southwest Ohio’s rich German heritage through traditional music, food, and good beer. Also enjoy funky events like the Running of the Wieners race and the World’s Largest Chicken Dance, along with many other family-friendly events and activities.
Blooms and Berries’ Fall on the Farm
This beautiful farm in nearby Loveland will be holding their Blooms and Berries’ Fall on the Farm festival near the end of the month, chocked full with activities for kids and adults alike. One price allows admission to most of the activities, which include a hayride through the pumpkin patch, corn maze, cow train ride and children’s play area.
Young’s Jersey Dairy’s 24th Annual Wool Gathering
September 21 & 22
Young’s Jersey Dairy’s 24th Annual Wool Gathering is a unique and interesting “festival of fibers” where you can observe sheep, llamas, alpacas, cashmere goats, angora rabbits, and other wooly animals. Free admission provides access to dozens of vendors and live shearing demonstrations, wool spinning, and weaving.
The Great Pumpkin Fest at King’s Island
September 22 through October 27
This extravaganza includes an array of Halloween-themed activities and events for all ages, including live entertainment, mazes, trick or treating, and more. Featured activities at The Great Pumpkin Fest at King’s Island include Lucy’s Witch Kitchen, where kids can experience some of the ingredients that witches use in their potions, and Snoopy’s Barnyard Friends, which allows everyone to get up close with 50 animals including chickens, ducks, sheep, goats, alpacas and many more.
Niederman Family Farm’s Fall Festival
September 26 through October 27
This is an annual fall tradition for many area families, which offers fun things to like a corn maze and hayrides to a barrel train and giant jumping pillow. And if you’ve got a sweet tooth, this is the festival for you as the delicious cinnamon sugar donuts will hit the spot! Teens and adults can also enjoy the friendly completion of paintball at Niederman’s own Paintball Country.
Liberty Township Fall Festival
Liberty Township’s annual festival is chock full of fun and excitement for all ages, with activities ranging from free crafts, local vendors, food trucks, inflatables and live entertainment from the Sunburners. All events are free and are also handicap-accessible.
Pyramid Hill Art Fair
September 28 & 29
Each September, Pyramid Hill invites over 70 artists from across the nation to exhibit in is beautiful 300-acre sculpture park and outdoor museum. The skilled artisans showcased in the Art Event display and sell unique handmade creations in all mediums. If you are a lover of art, you won’t want to miss this unique event.
September 28 & 29
Located in downtown Lebanon, Country Applefest is one of the region’s premier celebrations of autumn and its official fruit, featuring local and regional vendors, artisans delicious food and live musical entertainment. The festivities take place rain or shine, and both admission and parking are free.
Burger Farm & Garden Center’s Fall Pumpkin Festival
September 28 through October 27
One of the largest fall festivals in Cincinnati, Burger Farm & Garden Center’s weekends-only festival features the best of autumn with pumpkins, cornstalks, mums, gourds, fresh apple cider, rides, games, delicious food, crafters, farm animals and live musical entertainment. New attractions for 2019 include opportunities for kids and adults to run, jump and play.
Bonnybrook Farms’ Fall Farm Days
September 28 through October 27
Pick the perfect pumpkin or take an adventure wagon ride with professional actors to explore historic roads within the 370-acre property at Bonnybrook Farms’ Fall Farm Days. Find your way (or hide from your friends) in the Crazed Corn Maze. Learn about friendly farm animals or perhaps play a round of Clodhopper Golf or give giant slingshots or archery a go. There is also fresh, delicious food available, made from scratch in the farm’s kitchen.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s HallZOOween
October 5 through 27 (weekends only)
Kids are encouraged (but not required) to wear a Halloween costume during the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s HallZOOween, which is free with Zoo admission. Enjoy Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion, trick or treat stations, special animal encounters, and rides. It’s so much fun; it’s scary!
Ohio Sauerkraut Festival
October 12 & 13
A tradition since 1970, this festival caters to food lovers and serves seven tons of sauerkraut! There’s also the opportunity to browse over 450 crafters and enjoy the tastes of over 30 different food vendors. Live entertainment will also accompany the weekend’s events.
Zombie Ball and 5th Annual Dance of the UnDead on Pyramid Hill
Come dressed as your favorite Halloween characters such as zombies, vampires, and mummies and enjoy an evening of entertainment with a DJ, haunted hayride, zombie photo booth, and more. For those wanting to make a grand entrance to the Zombie Ball, guests can also choose to arrive in a hearse and walk the blood-red carpet.
So, load up the family in your new or used Ford vehicle and check out these awesome activities and events as we roll into fall. If you need a more reliable truck or a larger family vehicle but aren’t in the market for a brand new model, then check out our large selection of used and certified pre-owned vehicles.