Fall fun in Butler County

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As summer winds down and the back-to-school grind already starts taking hold, it’s easy to feel like all the fun is over. But, really, a whole new season of festivals and special events are scheduled around Butler County for the entire family. Whether you love delicious food, live music or just some old-fashioned family fun, there is something for everyone happening around Butler County. So, get out your calendars and start making plans for a good time!

Below are upcoming events happening in Butler County this Fall!


Big River Get Down Music Festival
When: Saturday, September 8th 2018, 1 pm – 10 pm
Where: RiversEdge Amphitheater

One of the largest music festivals in the area takes over Hamilton’s RiversEdge Amphitheater at Marcum Park  as David Shaw’s Big River Get Down turns up the volume. The lineup includes The Revivalists, Samantha Fish, Andy Fraso & the U.N., Jennifer Hartswick, Naughty Professor and more. Children ages 6 and under get in free and general admission tickets are $35.

More information: www.facebook.com/events/1954529134860237/

16th Annual Pyramid Hill Art Fair
When: Saturday September 29th 10 am – 5 pm and September 30th 12 pm – 5 pm 2018
Where: Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

“The 16th Annual Pyramid Hill Art Fair
The Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum’s Annual Art Fair brings 70 artists together for a juried show and sale of handmade creations. The artist booths are set amongst the monumental modern and contemporary sculptures that dot our gorgeous manicured and natural landscapes. The fair offers live music, food vendors, family activities, and a community pavilion.
Admission: $5 per carload”

For more information: www.pyramidhill.org/art-fair/

Operation Pumpkin
When: Friday, October 12th and Saturday 13th 11 am – 10 pm and Sunday, October 14th 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Downtown Hamilton

“ Join the party on Friday night as the Naked Karate Girls will once more be headlining at Operation Pumpkin!
Saturday night’s headliners will be The Everyday People Band!
Sunday’s headliners will be The Newbees!”

For more information: http://operation-pumpkin.org/


Middletown Arts Festival
When: Saturday, September 8th, 2018 12 pm – 8 pm
Where: Downtown Middletown behind the Pendleton Arts Center

“Be sure to mark your calendar for September 8, 12 noon until 8 PM in downtown Middletown behind the Pendleton Art Center!”


E. Todd Fowler

Middletown’s First Friday- Dog Day Downtown
When: Friday, September 7th, 2018 5 pm – 9 pm
Where: Downtown Middletown

Downtown Middletown is going to the dogs: literally! September’s First Friday festivities invites everyone to bring their best furry friends to enjoy free treats, free vaccines, $20 microchipping and loads of animal rescues looking for a new family! Show up at Governor’s Square at the corner of Central Ave. and Broad St. to check in and then explore the downtown area with your four-legged friends!

More information: www.facebook.com/events/


Fairfield Blues & BBQ Festival

When: Saturday, September 8th, 2018 6 pm
Where: Huffman Park – 2100 John Gray Rd
Fairfield, OH 45014

If you love barbecue and live music, then the Blues & BBQ Festival is at Huffman Park is where you need to go! September’s event features Wild Carrot as the live entertainment and Hammann’s Catering will be providing the mouth-watering meal. Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs to picnic on the green, listen to some great blues tunes and gobble up some barbecue!

More information: fairfield-city.org/785/Blues-BBQ


Trenton Fall Festival 

When: Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 12pm – 7pm
Where: Trenton Community Park

The Trenton Community Park at 4400 Dell Drive will host a free community fall festival hosted by Premier Health. National music artists Blessid Union of Souls will be on hand to provide entertainment. Local food vendors will offer their delicious meals and snacks for sale. And, while you’re there, get free health screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and more!

Liberty Township:

2018 Liberty Township Fall Festival
When: Saturday, September 29th, 2018 11 am – 3 pm
Where: Liberty Park located at 6757 Yankee Road, behind the Lakota Family YMCA.

“Enjoy this annual, community tradition with the entire family! The 2018 Liberty Township Fall Festival will feature live music from The SunBurners, food trucks, arts & crafts vendors, inflatables, kid’s activity zone and more! Stay tuned as more details become available.”

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/500261677054846/

Fall Family Festival at Niederman’s Farm
When: Sunday, September 30th, 2018 3 pm – 8 pm
Where: Niederman Family Farm, 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Liberty Township

“The “Fall Family Festival” is a family-friendly event open to the entire community, designed to bring neighbors and friends together as we kick off a new season! Our desire is to create a fun, interactive, family experience at an iconic location in our community that combines traditional farm activities as well as a few exciting new experiences!

Time and Location: The “Fall Family Festival” takes place on September 30th, between 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm. During those hours, admission to Niederman Family Farm is free, provided by Center Pointe, and open to the public.

What to Expect: You can expect all of the classic farm activities that everyone knows and loves; the corn maze, tractor rides, giant air pillow, pumpkin picking, bonfires and more. There will also be some exciting new activities!

What about Food and Drinks: Cinnamon-sugar donuts, funnel cakes, kettle corn and an assortment of other delicious fall treats will be available for purchase.

Food Truck Rally: There will be several food trucks from the community at the event, including Bones Brothers Wings, Hungry Bros, Fire on High, Waffo, U-Lucky Dawg, Power Blends Smoothie Truck, Joe’s Mojo, Taco Oso, Main Squeeze/La Orangette, Golden Goose, & Caveman Crepes. The “Mobile Cone” will also be making an appearance… hopefully with their famous pumpkin ice cream!

Entertainment: There will be a D.J. from “Party Pleasers” playing music throughout the day to provide the perfect fall soundtrack for your afternoon at the farm!

With help from A & S Party Rental we are setting up a “Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course,” with over 175 feet of climbing, swinging, hanging and running, along with a “20 ft. Rock Climbing Wall” & a “300 ft. Zip Line!”

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1794915867291018/

West Chester:

The Great Pumpkin Fest
When: Saturday, October 13th 2 pm – 6 pm
Where: Keehner Park, 7411 Barret Rd, West Chester Township, OH 45069

“This free, family-friendly event features the Primrose School of West Chester costume contest (ages 0-12), a puppet show, petting zoos, a not-so-scary haunted trail, crafts, games and more.

Organizations are invited to submit an application for booth space, and volunteers are encouraged to sign up for shifts. Learn more: http://ow.ly/Mns030lcUKn

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1872822273013853/


E. Todd Fowler