1. Ohio Renaissance Festival – Waynesville
This medieval-themed September and October event is celebrating its 30th year! Spend time browsing the period-appropriate wares of artisans, check out stage shows like full-armor jousts on horseback and enjoy some mead, turkey legs and other delicious food and drink. Runs through October 27.
2. Blooms & Berries – Loveland
What’s more autumnal than a pumpkin patch? This farm has been offering pumpkins galore and much more for 80 years! Visit its garden center and farm market during Blooms & Berries’ annual Fall on the Farm, which also features hayrides, a corn maze and plenty else for adults and kids alike through October 31. Plus, come back in the spring to pick your own berries, peas and green beans!
3. Top of the Park – Downtown
The original rooftop bar in downtown Cincinnati is above the Residence Inn near Lytle Park. Take in a spectacular view of the city, the river and Kentucky while sipping on one of Top of the Park’s premium cocktails and munching on items from its delicious tapas menu. Open through the end of October.
4. EarthJOY Village – Germantown, KY
EarthJOY Village offers a unique way to play in the woods of Kentucky. Try climbing among the towering trees or rent a treehouse for a fun twist on the cabin experience that’s equal parts Swiss Family Robinson and modern comfort!
5. Go take a hike!
Looking for a cost-effective way to relax in the autumn weather? Check out any of the many walking and hiking trails in and around Cincinnati! Try out the surprising challenge and great views at Bender Mountain Nature Preserve or take the kids on a nature walk through Rowe Woods.