9 things to do this weekend in Southwest Ohio

It’s finally feeling like fall! Get outside with the family this weekend and enjoy all Southwest Ohio has to offer! From corn mazes to a big family Oktoberfest celebration, fall is unofficially here.

Happy Birthday, Frisch’s Big Boy | September 8-17

Your local Frisch’s: Through September 17th, 2023, Frisch’s fans can get Big Boy’s Birthday Box, which includes a Big Boy, two Hand-Battered Chicken Tenders, a value fry and drink for $9.99. But what’s a birthday celebration without cake? Guests can also add a regular Hot Fudge Cake or Big Boy’s Strawberry Striped Swirl Shake for an additional $4. This deal is available for drive-thru, carryout and online.

The first 25 guests to order the box at each Frisch’s location from September 4-8th will receive a Big Boy Birthday surprise. Each day will feature a different prize, including gift cards, Frisch’s ornaments and watches.


Disney Junior Live on Tour | September 8

Taft Theatre: The three-time Pollstar nominated Disney Junior tour is back with Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza at Taft Theatre on Friday, September 8! This show brings beloved Disney Junior characters and favorite Marvel Super Heroes live on stage for a jam-packed, concert-style show with singing, dancing, acrobatics, and more.

Cowvin’s Corny Maze | September 8- October 29

Young’s Jersey Dairy: Cowvin, the baby of the Cow Family, has created a family fun maze at Young’s Jersey Dairy. The maze is created from more than 3½ acres of cornfield and has over one mile of paths.  Cowvin’s Corny Maze goes through the cornfield and has many twists, dead-ends and tricky twists. It’s an adventure! At the end of the maze, you’ll be greeted with a playland full of activities for kids to celebrate!

Scent-sational Storytime | September 9

Bookery: Meet friends at the Bookery in Columbia Tusculum for a free storytime for ages 3+. Storytime is led by author Alexis Wintrob including macaroons from Sebastian Bakehouse and flowers from Eve Floral Co.

Renaissance Festival | September 9-10

Ren Fest: Forget your cares and step back in time to this 30-acre re-created 16th Century English village and enjoy over 400 years of fun in a single day! Over 150 costumed characters welcome you to the village! Rub elbows with Royalty as you cheer your favorite knight to victory in the thrilling Full-armored Tournament Joust. Welcoming you to a festive day in the village are dueling swordsmen, rowdy pirates, nobles, peasants, and daring jugglers.

Ohio Renaissance Festival Main

Family Fun on the Hill | September 9

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park: Animation themed crafts, scavenger hunt for our newest sculpture, stargazing with the Cincinnati Astronomical Society, and an outdoor screening of Fantasia.

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Caesar Ford Summer Fest | September 9

Caesar Ford Park: Greene County Parks & Trails is proud to present great R&B entertainment again this year! Make plans to join us for a late summer evening with Petey Pablo and Chingy. Spread the word and enjoy an evening with lots of fun, comfortable seating, and loads of free and easy onsite parking.

summerfest caesar ford

Family Funday Oktoberfest | September 10

Taft Museum of Art: Celebrate Oktoberfest with the whole family! Experience German culture through singing, dancing, food, and with a free day at the museum! Plus enjoy a special performance by the Cincy German Band (Vereins Musikanten).

Victorian Harvest Tea | September 10

Patterson Homestead: Held throughout the year, and often near holidays, Victorian Teas occur at the storied Patterson Homestead (est. 1816)—former home of Revolutionary War soldier and Lexington, KY founder Colonel Robert Patterson and NCR founder John H. Patterson. While sipping a delicious cup of tea, guests learn about the Patterson family, enjoy a three-course meal (served by costumed interpreters), and tour the Patterson Homestead.

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Patterson Homestead

Take a look at our full calendar for more fun things to do this month in Southwest Ohio!


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