Tags: CHESTER, Christmas, Cincinnati, Festivals, Ohio, United States, West Chester
November 17, 2012 – November 17, 2012
Location: Olde West Chester
Address: along a stretch of Cincinnati-Dayton Road, West Chester, OH 45069
Times: From: 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Contact: Jan Arents
Handicap Accessible: Yes
West Chester Township’s annual holiday parade and tree lighting kick off the holiday season November 16. The parade is held in conjunction with the Olde West Chester Christmas Walk, sponsored by the Merchants of Olde West Chester. The event features live entertainment, crafts, activities and early holiday gift shopping.
The theme of the parade this year, “Fire Up the Christmas Spirit,” is focused on the 50th Anniversary of the West Chester Fire Department and thanking firefighters for their service. A Fire Department Open House will be held at Fire Station 71 from 1 to 3 p.m. as part of the Christmas Walk. Those interested in learning and celebrating the history, development and operations of the West Chester Fire Department will find the stop enjoyable.
The annual holiday parade will begin at Union Day School at 7:00 p.m. and will work its way down Cincinnati-Dayton Road to the Township Administration Building, where the community tree will be illuminated directly following the parade, around 8:00 p.m.
The Grand Marshal of this year’s parade will be Lawrence Cox, one of the founding volunteer firefighters of the West Chester Fire Department As in years past, all interested participants are invited to join in the parade. Line-up begins at 6 p.m. at Union Day School.
Tags: Beer, Brewery, Cellar Dweller, Friday, German, Microbrewery, Oktoberfest, Pale lager
Cincinnati’s Craft Beer Oktoberfest set for Oct. 18-19
cincinnati.com — Listermann Brewing Company will bring their regular and seasonal beers to second annual Local Beer Oktoberfest, which takes place Oct. 18-19. Participating breweries are: Blank Slate, Fifty West, Christian Morelein, Rock Bottom, Rivertown, Mt. Carmel, MadTree, Cellar Dweller, Wiedemann, Rhinegeist, Double Barrel, Triple Digit and Listermann. Only one Oktoberfest beer will be sold.
In addition to beer, the family- and dog-friendly event will include live music all day, food vendors and German booths, banners and parades from the German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati.
Friday will be “Free Food Friday” (while supplies last), with a pig roast from Parkers Blue Ash Tavern and brats and metts from Glier’s Meats from 5 p.m.-midnight. (Vegetarian options and other food will be available for purchase.)
“Rare Beer” Saturday begins with kegs and eggs, with free Glier’s goetta starting at 9 a.m. A rare beer tapping, with all breweries tapping a rare or special brew, will take place at 10 a.m. The ceremonial keg tapping of Listermann Oktoberfest will take place at 4 p.m.
For more info click the link below.
Tags: Baking, Circleville Ohio, Circleville Pumpkin Show, Fruit and Vegetable, Home, Ohio, Pumpkin, Pumpkin pie
Ohio‘s oldest and largest festival. Pumpkin growing competition, Miss Pumpkin Queen, World’s Largest Pumpkin Pie, fruit & vegetable displays, hog calling, egg toss, pumpkin toss, pie eating, baked goods, parades, entertainment.
Tags: Food, Midwestern United States, October, Ohio, Ohio Sauerkraut Festival, Sauerkraut, United States, Waynesville Ohio
The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival has grown from a small local event in 1970 to one of the premier craft festivals in the nation. We jury our 450+ vendors to ensure that all items are handcrafted, and select items based on quality and variety. Our unique food offerings range from sauerkraut pizza to fudge. Visitors return year after year to sample their favorites, making the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival a favorite Midwest destination. Always the Second Full Weekend of October.
Tags: Barbecue sauce, Dixie Highway, Fairfield Ohio, Food, Hot Sauce, Jungle Jim's International Market, Sauce
Jungle Jim’s Weekend of Fire Oct. 5th and 6th
Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 11am – 8pm
Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 11am – 5pm
The Weekend of Fire is a wild weekend filled with fun, food and contests. Over 55 vendors and over 350 samples will be waiting for you in the Fiery Food Expo! There will be vendors coming from all over the country ready to sample their wares. They’ll have hot sauces that range from mild to wild, including some of the hottest hot sauces you have ever tried. Not only are the sauces wild, but wait until you see the people, costumes and booths! The hot sauce community is outrageous, bodacious and contagious!
Here’s one wild weekend with hot food and cool entertainment! Lots of great ‘hot’ people (hot food makers, bloggers and chiliheads) come out for samples, fun, contests, prizes, and great crowds to fill The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s on October 5th and 6th.
For this weekend only, you can sample and purchase foods from all over the country at our Fiery Food Expo! Hot and fiery or mild and meek; you choose your favorites and can buy enough to last. Hot Sauces, BBQ sauces, salsas, rubs and all sorts of spicy foods will be available – and there’s more! In The Arena of Fire, we’ll have wild and wacky contests beginning on Saturday and running hourly until the show ends on Sunday.
Get your tickets now and join us for the spiciest fun you’ll have all year!
NOT JUST HOT SAUCE
Yes, the Weekend of Fire is an amazing place for hot sauce lovers, but there is much more. As you go booth to booth you will try many hot sauces (from mild to wild), but you will also find BBQ sauces, salsas, rubs, mustard, spices and even more. If the food can be hot there is a good chance you’ll find it here.
TAKE HOME YOUR FAVORITES FROM THE SHOW
You can purchase your favorite products right from the manufacturers! Each booth will have plenty of product on hand so sample all you please and be sure to take some home for later. You can find some of the best deals of the year at the booths during the show.
HOT CONTESTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Every hour on the hour the Arena of Fire will be packed full with brave competitors and cheering spectators. The competitors will take the stage in front of the mob of on looking fans while they attempt to eat some of the hottest items from throughout the show. Twice a day, the arena will cool down to give the kids their time in the spotlight as they eat through some non-spicy foods.
BLOGGING FOR SAUCES
The Bloggers are here! The hot sauce community includes an important group of Bloggers. This integral communication element will once again complement us with their expertise and choose two important awards, The Bloggers’ Best and Bloggers’ Favorite New Item. The Blogger community will have a show booth and will be broadcasting from the show floor, so look for them and stop by to say hi. Feel free to ask questions there about anything ‘heat’ related, they have a wealth of information.
Tags: Friday, Gardening, Hamilton Ohio, Home, Pumpkin, Saturday, Vegetable
Fri-Sat 11am-10pm & Sun 11am-5pm In Historic Downtown Hamilton, OH.
Festivalgoers of all ages are gearing up for Operation Pumpkin 2013, a pumpkin and art festival, which will be held in downtown Hamilton on October 4-6. This free, family-friendly event is expected to draw more than 40,000 attendees. Hours are next Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; next Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and next Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
According to organizer Jason Snyder, the second-year event has added more vendors, events and attractions for 2013. There are more than 140 vendors slated to participate, with a maximum capacity of about 165 vendors.
Events this year include:
Sanctioned Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off hosted by the SOGPG
Vintage Hamilton Wine Tasting hosted by the Ohio Wine Producers
Double Dam Regatta hosted by the Great Miami Rowing Center
Giant Pumpkin Regatta on the Great Miami River
Live Local Entertainment
Hamilton School’s Decorated Pumpkin Display
Tags: Applefest, Events, Food, Lebanon, Lebanon Ohio, Middle East, Ohio, Recreation
September 29, 2012 30th annual Country Applefest – Lebanon, Ohio
The streets of historic downtown Lebanon will be filled with homemade crafts, great food and entertainment. Enter the apple bake off contest.
31st Annual Country Applefest
September 28th, 2013 – 10am to 7 pm
FREE Admission, One day only, Rain or Shine.
The streets of downtown Lebanon will be filled with homemade crafts, great food, and entertainment.
We hope to see you there!
Tags: Barnesville Ohio, Barnesville Pumpkin Festival, Catholic Church, Ohio, Pumpkin, Saturday, September, United States
The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival has become a tradition for families and friends who come each year to enjoy one of Ohio‘s oldest and most popular festivals. Always held during the last full weekend in September, the Festival includes four days of fun-filled contests, entertainment, tastes, sights and sounds. The festival started in 1963 in the basement of the Catholic Church and has has evolved from a small street fair to a premier event with visitors attending from all over the United States. Both adults and children will enjoy harvest-inspired arts and crafts, home-style foods, entertainment on two stages, a giant weigh-in of champion pumpkins, lots of fun contests and the Giant Pumpkin Festival Parade on Saturday. There is plenty to see and do and, best of all, admission is free.
Tags: Apple, Apple dumpling, applebutter, Archbold Ohio, Cider, cook, Pie, Slow cooker
September 25-28, 2013 Apple Butter Making Week – Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio
The aroma of apples and spices mixed with wood fires and falling leaves signals a change of season and apple butter making at Sauder Village. Produced in the fall as a way to preserve part of the apple crop, apple butter was historically a community project – bringing families and neighbors together each fall. Guests can watch as we boil the cider down, add the thinly sliced apples and then cook the homemade apple butter in copper kettles over an open fire. There will be cider pressing and other apple-themed activities as well as homemade apple dumplings, pies and other treats to enjoy! Enter a homemade pie in our pie baking contest on Saturday.
Tags: "Weird Al" Yankovic, Chicken Dance, Cincinnati, Hillshire Farm, Oktoberfest, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, United States, Vince Neil
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Samuel Adams and Hillshire Farm, is America’s largest Oktoberfest, happening September 20-22, 2013 in downtown Zinzinnati with German food, live music, dancing and more.
Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013
11 a.m.-10 p.m.
On six blocks of Fifth Street, from Vine Street to Sentinel in Downtown Cincinnati.
Directions and street closures.
Download the event map.
Convenient parking can be found in the Fountain Square Garage for only $10, and many other downtown garages. Parking info.
Directions & street closures.
Annual Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is Steeped in Tradition
The Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati tradition began in 1976 as a block party near historic Fountain Square to attract visitors Downtown and to celebrate Cincinnati’s deep German heritage. Since its humble beginnings, the event has grown to be recognized as America’s largest Oktoberfest, attracting 500,000+ annually.
Highlights from past events: Who led the Chicken dance?
* In 1994, the Crown Prince of Bavaria attended Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati and helped the event set a world record for the World’s Largest Chicken Dance, with 48,000 participating. Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati held the world record for largest group dance in the Guinness Book of Records, 1995-97 editions.
* In 1998 Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati tuned up to set a world record for the World’s Largest Kazoo Band. late great trumpeter Al Hirt, a 1941 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, returned to his musical roots to lead 25,000 in a magical interpretation of his trademark song, When The Saints Go Marching In.
* In 1999 Grammy Award-winning Weird Al Yankovic led 30,000 on kazoo in a rendition of the Chicken Dance and Beer Barrel Polka. The event was featured on CNN Headline News and VH1′s “Rock-n-Roll Record-breakers.”
* In 2000, The Prince of The Monkees, Davy Jones, provided a goosebump moment leading the World’s Largest Chicken Dance and Kazoo Band in a rendition of “Daydream Believer.”
* In 2001, Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati was postponed due to the attack on America on Sept. 11. A week following, American patriot and singer Tony Orlando led a throng on Fountain Square in inspiring renditions of “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ’Round The Old Oak Tree” and “America.”
* In 2002, pint-size veteran screen star Verne Troyer, who played “Mini Me” in “Austin Powers,” cast a big shadow leading the Chicken Dance.
* In 2003, rock icon Eddie Money celebrated 25 years in the music business as the Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati grand marshal.
* Vince Neil, lead vocalist for the legendary rock group Mötley Crüe, led the 2004 World’s Largest Chicken Dance, an event so surreal VH1 named it the “Least Metal Moment” in the history of rock ‘n’ roll.
* In 2005, legendary TV children’s entertainers Uncle Al and Captain Windy led the World’s Largest Chicken Dance and Hokey Pokey.
* In 2006, AOL named Oktoberfest Zinzinnati number one Oktoberfest in the nation. Cincinnati Bengals All-Pro wide receiver Chad Johnson led the 2006 version of the Chicken Dance.
* In 2007, the first annual John Morrell “Running of the Wieners” wiener dog race was held. “Old left-hander” Joe Nuxhall, the youngest player ever to play Major League Baseball, led the World’s Largest Chicken Dance, with help from the UC Dance Team.
* Olympic track and field medalists (Beijing) and University of Cincinnati alums Mary Wineberg and David Payne led a very athletic Chicken Dance in 2008.
* In 2009, Homer Simpson celebrated his 20th anniversary on television by leaving his hometown of Springfield to travel to Zinzinnati and lead the annual Chicken Dance.
* Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion and Cincinnati native Rich Franklin led the crowd in a mixed martial arts World’s Largest Chicken Dance in 2010.
* 2011′s version of the World’s Largest Chicken Dance was led by none other than 10-time All Star, five-time Gold Glove, National League MVP, Silver Slugger, Reds and Baseball Hall of Fame legend, Joe Morgan.
* 2012, the Chicken Dance was led by All Star and Reds Hall of Famer, Mr. Perfect, Tom Browning. A Cincinnati Red for 11 years, Browning pitched the 13th perfect game in baseball history and the first in the history of baseball’s oldest professional team on September 16, 1988.