With summer wrapping up, it’s time to fill up your calendar for fall. For a great time, nothing beats a classic festival. If you’d like to attend one filled with fun, food, and entertainment, look no further than these fall festivals in Cincinnati.
Blink (October 10th – 13th)
This unique festival is also known as the art and light festival. It will be held in downtown Cincinnati and will feature interactive art exhibitions spanning a 20-block area from the river to Findlay Market. Large scale light projections on buildings and sidewalks will display murals, architectural designs, and interactive light sculptures.
Last year, sponsors estimated that more than 1 million visitors descended on the downtown venue for the interactive art festival.
Best of all, admission is free to the public for 2019, as well. You won’t want to miss this one!
Burlington Antique Show (October 20th)
The location of this popular antique show is the Boone County Fairgrounds, which is just 10 minutes south of Cincinnati. Organizers of the event promise there will be over 200 participating antique vendors on-site. You’ll find both vintage and antique collectibles here in the form of furniture, sculptures, and porcelain figurines.
The show’s sponsors have also set apart an entire area dedicated to refreshments. You’ll find food booths offering breakfast sandwiches, hot dogs, BBQ dinners, and even wood-fired pizza. Locals maintain that the Burlington Antique Show is one of the best places to scout out unique collector’s items. So, you’ll want to get there for the Early Bird Buying from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Note that no pets will be allowed on the grounds.
Fall Food Fest (October 20th)
The Fall Food Fest is a popular local festival celebrating the fall harvest; the event will be held at Findlay Market. You’ll find lots to enjoy here, from scavenger hunts to live entertainment.
Admission is free but you can purchase “sample tickets” to savor fall-themed treats, meat entrees, artisanal pizza, plant-based entrees, and desserts. In 2018, ticket prices were as follows: 1 for $2, 6 for $10, or 15 for $20. Be sure to check the website for this year’s prices as the event approaches.
All in all, these fall festivals in Cincinnati offer plenty of fun and entertainment for everyone.