Cincinnati Fall Festivals – Fall 2024 OH Events

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 19 to Sep 22, 2024
This Cincinnati Oktoberfest is the largest in the United States with over 500,000 visitors a year. Six blocks in downtown Cincinnati are closed for the weekend. Started in 1976, you can enjoy the festivities including the Running of the Wieners and the World’s Largest Chicken Dance. The Opening Ceremony will be on Saturday at 11:30 AM at Fountain Square.

Springboro Oktoberfest - Springboro, OH - Sep 6 to Sep 7, 2024
Lots of live music, German food, and Paulaner beer. Admission is $3 with children 12 and under free. A portion of all proceeds go to the nonprofits – past recipients have included the Wounded Warrior Project, Springboro Community Assistance Center, and the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati. Location: 5 West Mill St., Springboro, OH.

Ohio Renaissance Festival - Waynesville, OH - Aug 31 to Oct 27, 2024
Where else can you make a weekend trip to the 16th Century? Open on weekends only, with a different theme each weekend

Liberty Home Association Oktoberfest - Hamilton, OH - Aug 30 to Sep 1, 2024
Homemade German food available including bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato salad, pretzels, German desserts and more. Beer includes options from Paulaner and Anheuser-Busch. Live bands, rides and games for the whole family.

Germania Society Oktoberfest - Cincinnati, OH - Aug 23 to Aug 25, 2024
This Oktoberfest features traditional German food, live German music all weekend, dancing, and fun for the whole family. Adults and kids alike will enjoy the traditional beer mug-sliding contest, as well as steinholding (Masskrugstemmen) competitions. Kids can frolic on our playground and amuse themselves with FREE interactive inflatable attractions. They also offer for sale a wide variety of imported German merchandise and gifts, including Steins, Trachten, and more. $5 per person at the gate. FREE admission for children 12 and younger, and for Veterans with current ID. Free offsite parking and shuttle from: Pleasant Run Middle School, Vinoklet Winery and Elda Elementary School. All day, non-refundable on-site parking spot pass can be purchased online for $5. Hours for 2022: Friday: 6pm-11pm. Saturday: 2pm-11pm. Sunday: 12pm-7pm. Location: Germania Park, 3529 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45251

Macy’s Light Up the Square: Fountain Square Tree Lighting - Cincinnati, OH - Nov 24 to Nov 24, 2023
Festivities will begin at 5p with live music and a special appearance by Santa Claus and continuing into the evening with a dazzling fireworks display.

Thanksgiving Day Race - Cincinnati, OH - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
End at TQL Field at this Thanksgiving Day 10k. Run for the UC Barrett Cancer Center, for Cancer Free Kids, for the Alzheimer’s Association, for Girls on the Run, for Keep Cincinnati Beautiful.

Give Back Cincinnati’s Fall Feast - Cincinnati, OH - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
Whether you have fallen on hard times, staying in Cincy for the holiday, find yourself homeless, or are living paycheck to paycheck – we invite you to be our guest on Thanksgiving Day and enjoy a great meal prepared by local chefs. There are also several days of prep proceeding this event if you would like to give back.

Holiday Lights on the Hill - Hamilton, OH - Nov 17 to Dec 31, 2023
Holiday Lights on the Hill will light up the park with over one million holiday lights as well as dazzling scenic displays

PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo - Cincinnati, OH - Nov 17 to Jan 7, 2024
In addition to admiring the beauty of 4 million LED lights, visitors can ride the North Polar Express train ride, marvel at the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, or snack at one of two S’mores-n-More stands.

Christmas Nights of Lights at Coney Island Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH - Nov 10 to Dec 31, 2023
This family event features a 2-mile car ride through Christmas displays and light shows consisting of over a million LED lights, driven by more than ten thousand computer channels. Mark your calendars for the fantastic holiday event!

Industrial Strength Bluegrass Festival - Wilmington, OH - Nov 9 to Nov 11, 2023
Features bluegrass and American roots music at the Roberts Convention Centre

Fall Festival of Leaves - Bainbridge, OH - Oct 19 to Oct 22, 2023
A Southern Ohio tradition started by the Lions Club of Bainbridge in 1968. Contests, parade, 5K, rides, log sawing, pageants and more

Harvest Moon Festival - Montgomery, OH - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2023

Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2023
CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with different route options. From breakfast to the cycle post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, ride marshals to cheer you along the way and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.

Ohio Sauerkraut Festival - Waynesville, OH - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2023
Annual event for nearly 50 years. Arts and crafts, and unique food offerings including sauerkraut pizza.

Lebanon Oktoberfest - Lebanon, OH - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2023
Enjoy food, craft beers, kids activities and more. Event raises money for Miller Park Fund.

Spring Valley Potato Festival - Spring Valley, OH - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
Arts & crafts, live entertainment, 5K Tater Trot run/walk, carnival rides, children’s games, kiddie tractor pull, and pet parade. Annual event for 40+ years.

Mason Oktoberfest - Mason, OH - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2023
Mason Oktoberfest is happening at Sonder Brewing, with breweries from all around Ohio coming together for an awesome festival, with German beers, festive food, activities, and music! Entry is free, but you can pre purchase a VIP package, including a Mason Oktoberfest 16 oz beer stein and one beer ticket. Drink your beer from your Oktoberfest Stein at the event and enjoy an extra 4 ounces every time you buy a beer!

Cincinnati Comic Expo - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
Three day event of celebrities, comic artists, cosplayers and fans at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Country Applefest - Lebanon, OH - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
Food, local crafters and entertainment at the Warren County Fairgrounds.

Deerfield Handmade Market – Fall - Deerfield Township, OH - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2023
This beautiful event will showcase over 60 local artists, makers, and creators in booths on the grounds of Cottell Park in Deerfield Township, with food trucks on site

Harvest Home Fair - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 7 to Sep 10, 2023
The Biggest Little Fair in Ohio, dating back to the 1860s, is attended by an estimated 40,000 annually. It has been run by the Kinwanis Club of Cheviot since 1939. Parade, livestock exhibits, art show, flower show, commercial booths, live entertainment, and more

Holiday in Lights at Sharon Woods Park - Sharonville, OH - Nov 18 to Dec 30, 2022
2023 – not happening this year. Normally: Drive through light show (two walk through nights). Closed Thanksgiving but open Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Saint Agnes Parish’s Oktoberfest - Fort Wright, KY - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2022
Food, drinks, games, rides, silent auction and live music. Located at St. Agnes Parish Grounds.

Rubber Duck Regatta - Cincinnati, OH - Sep 4 to Sep 4, 2022
Buy a duck to race in the regatta and raise money to feed 15 hungry children in the tristate area!