Cincinnati Free Weekend Events October 12-14, 2012

Have a beautiful weekend, everyone! Enjoy one or more of the Free activities below!

All Weekend

Cincinnati Art Museum: Toulouse-Lautrec and the Spectacles of Paris Sat & Sun 11am-5pm

Come enjoy the opening weekend of this new exhibit. Stay on and enjoy much more that the museum has to offer.

Bonnybrook Farm: Pumpkin & Gourd Festival Sat & Sun 12pm-5:30pm

Admission to the Farm Festival is Free. Some activities are per charge, but there are a bunch of activities that are Free including Friendly petting animals, Farmyard Play Area with play houses, swings, sandbox and train locomotive, Horseshoe Hill with tunnel and 80′ underground slide, Bonnybrook Farms’ Coloring Contest, and Guess the weight of the Gianormous Pumpkin.

You can also browse the pumpkin patch for Free. If you find a beauty you want to take home, pay by weight.

Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve: Black Walnut Weekend Sat & Sun 12pm-4pm

Come celebrate one of the nutty Fall harvests of the Midwest this weekend at Farbach-Werner – black walnuts! This fun event has something for the whole family, including games, crafts, tastes and more. The event is Free and open to the public. A Hamilton County Parking permit is required ($10 Annual; $3 Daily).

Saturday

Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic: Ghoul Bus 10am

Kids can build their own Ghoul Bus at the Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic this Saturday. All project materials plus an apron, goggles, a project themed patch and a certificate of merit will be Free for each participant. Register online to reserve your spot!

Kennedy Heights/Pleasant Ridge: Arts & Music Festival 10am-10pm

Come together with District A in Cincinnati for the 5th Annual Arts & Music Festival. Enjoy shows from Mad Cap Puppets, art shows & sales, live jazz music and much more!

Mt. Airy Forest Festival 11am-5pm

Come to Mt. Airy Forest on Saturday for a day filled with family fun! Discover a living history encampment with pioneer re-enactors, a showmobile highlighting heritage, music, and stories, first-person interpreters roaming the festival area sharing local history, and pioneer games and activities. There will be roving balloon artists and a magician, plus a birds of prey show by Raptors, Inc. Suggested donations are $1/person or $3/family.

The first 200 children will receive a Free t-shirt. Free food samples will be available and live music by Wild Carrot.

Washington Park: Kids Fest 2pm-4pm

Kids Fall Fest is the perfect time to get into the Halloween spirit! Every Saturday in October, you can play games and win cool prizes, clown around with circus performers, and get your face painted to look like your favorite animal. There will be a performance by Mad Cap Puppets, Unicyclists and more!

This event and all activities are Free and open to the public.

West Chester: The Great Pumpkin Fest 2012 2pm-6pm

There is plenty of Free fun to be had at Keehner Park this Saturday including inflatable rides, a Not-So-Scary-Haunted trail, crafts, pony rides and a petting zoo from Honey Hill Farm. A pumpkin patch will be provided by Station Road Farm where pumpkins of all shapes and sizes will be available for purchase. The Primrose School of West Chester will once again host the Costume Contest, which will begin at 3pm on the Amphitheatre stage. Registration for the contest begins at 2pm, and children will be entered into categories based on age.

Washington Park: Family Fright Night Movies 7pm-11pm

Come see the movies Casper at 7pm and Poltergeist at 9pm at Washington Park. Be sure to bring blankets, chairs, a picnic basket and a place to hide when you’re scared!

Sunday

Findlay Market: Fall Food Festival 12pm-4pm

There’s a lot going on at the Food Festival at Findlay Market this Sunday! Enjoy live music by the Ghost Trees in the OTR Biergarten and by the StarDevils and Anna and Milovan on EssenStrasse. Tour through a  Taste the World at Findlay Market Food Tour 12pm-2pm. See seasonal cooking demonstrations on Essen Strasse. Enjoy fun-loving entertainment by members of the Cincinnati Circus Company. Let the kids take part in a Scavenger Hunt beginning at Daisy Mae’s.

Rain or shine. The Festival is Free and open to the public.

OTR: Second Sunday on Main 12pm-5pm

Come out for Harvest Fest at historic Over-the-Rhine’s eclectic neighborhood street festival. Some events are per charge, but most are Free including the Dog Days Parade & Competition, Mojo Circus performers, Celebrity Chef Demo & Wine Pairing and more!

Second Sunday on Main is Free and open to the public.

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by Noelle on October 12, 2012

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