What’s up Cincinnati?


What’s happening in Cincinnati this weekend, you may ask? Well, this is the largest weekend for fall festivals in the area- from Cleveland to Cincinnati. But, what if festivals aren’t really your thing? There are plenty of other things to do in the area. Here are three events that will surely leaving you wanting more- and a longer weekend!

Saturday, October 8
Time: noon to midnight 

Grand Opening
FigLeaf Brewing Company
3387 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd.
Middletown, OH 45044

Yes, that’s right. A new brewery in Middletown. It’s one-of-a-kind, unique method in brewing the nations favorite beverage is something that has to be witnessed. FigLeaf Brewing is setting out to change the way beer is brewed, paving the way to what they hope is the best tasting beer in the area. Well, tomorrow will be the day of reckoning when fans sit down with a cold beverage and be their judge. Will it be the best? To celebrate the Grand Opening, in addition to the newest recipe of beer, FigLeaf will have three delicious food trucks on hand to help fill the belly. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 9
Time: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Hocus Pocus
Family Fun Day
Overlook Lodge: A Rustic Watering Hole
6083 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45213

Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the ghosts and ghouls than watching a matinee followed by trick-or-treating? From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., children and adults will watch the haunting tale of Hocus Pocus, followed by a hunt for candy. Then, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., an “adults” only showing of the film will be played and accompanied by cocktails and appetizers.

Sunday, October 9
Time: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

2016 Iron Fork
The Midwest Culinary Institute
Cincinnati State University
3520 Central Pkwy.
Cincinnati, OH 45223

The 2016 Iron Fork event is sponsored by CityBeat. This third annual cook-off features the area’s finest chefs in the area. The chefs battle to win bragging rights for the year. Will your favorite chef win? To make sure, be there to vote. This event is $40 each person and the cost allows sampling of all dishes. Sample some of the finest in tacos, Cuban sandwiches, and much more. Featured chefs cook at local restaurants such as Brown Dog Cafe, Drake Florence, Wood Bottom Qual Farm, and many more. Make sure to wear your comfortable, stretchy pants because your belly will need room to expand after tasting all this food.

Let me know what you think of these events. I’d love to hear about your experience. 🙂


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