Fans Celebrate FC Cincinnati's First Playoff Victory with Party at TQL Stadium

FC Cincinnati will continue its quest for the MLS Cup. In the club's first-ever playoff game, the Orange and Blue defeated the…

By Allison Babka

FC Cincinnati holds its first-ever playoff watch party for fans at TQL Stadium as the team takes on the New York Red Bulls on Oct. 15, 2022. FC Cincinnati won 2-1 and advances to the Eastern Conference semi-finals.
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Photos: Everything We Saw During Cincinnati's BLINK 2022 Parade

Last night, on Oct. 13, the BLINK festival officially kicked off a weekend full of visual, auditory and kinesthetic encounters with an illuminated…

By CityBeat Staff

The 2022 BLINK Parade
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31 Halloween Costume Ideas Only Cincinnati Residents Will Understand

Cincinnati has plenty of weirdness that's begging to become the most niche Halloween costumes ever. Turn these Queen City landmarks, personalities and…

By CityBeat Staff

Glier's Goetta Tube
If goetta is good enough for its own festival, it's good enough for a Halloween costume. Bonus: you probably won't have to worry about anybody else wearing the same getup!
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Inside Architects of Air's Otherworldly Walk-Through Luminarium at BLINK Cincinnati

One of the most popular installations of BLINK festivals past has returned for 2022. The Architects of Air "TIMISIEN" luminarium will take…

By Katrina Eresman

Architects of Air "TIMISIEN" luminarium at BLINK 2022
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Photos: Everything We Saw at the Ohio Renaissance Festival's 'Viking Weekend'

Vikings descended upon the grounds of the Renaissance Park in Waynesville on Oct. 8 and 9 for the Ohio Renaissance Festival's special…

By Ashley Moor

Ohio Renaissance Festival's Viking Weekend | Oct. 8-9
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14 Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in Greater Cincinnati You Should Visit This Fall

Fall is in the air and pumpkin spice is back at Starbucks so you know what that means...it's time to visit some…

By CityBeat Staff

Niederman Family Farm
5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Liberty Township. Open Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 23-Oct. 30
Find your way through a corn maze, go on a hayride, or let the little ones enjoy time with barnyard animals. Or, walk to the pumpkin paradise to select your own pumpkin (priced by size), or indulge in some cinnamon-sugar donuts, caramel apples or apple cider. Guests can also rent bonfire pits with benches. Niederman lights the bonfire, you provide the snacks to roast over the open flame.
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Drive from Cincinnati to These 20 Campsites That Are Stunning in the Fall

The leaves, they are a-changin'. The Tri-State region is one of the prettiest in the country for gazing at fall's gorgeous colors,…

By Allison Babka

Salt Fork State Park
14755 Cadiz Road, Lore City, Ohio 
Distance: About 3 hours 
With 17,229 acres of recreational land, this magnificent state park is Ohio's largest. The diverse landscape includes forested hills, open meadows, winding streams and misty valleys. Boating, fishing, swimming and trails are available, as well as an archery range, dog park and golf course. Visitors can also check out the historic Kennedy Stone House, built in 1837 using stones from a nearby quarry.
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Photos: Cincinnati Reds Suffer Second-Ever 100-Loss Season with Shellacking by the Chicago Cubs

The Cincinnati Reds' wretched 2022 season finally is over, and the way it went out was not pretty. During the season's final…

By Allison Babka

Spencer Steer, Kyle Farmer and Alexis Diaz have fun as the Cincinnati Reds host the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park on Oct. 5, 2022.
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See Inside the World War II-Era Ship Docked at Sawyer Point

All aboard! Last week, from Sept. 28-Oct. 3, visitors had the chance to stand on the deck of a World War II-era…

By Sean M. Peters

See Inside the World War II-Era Ship Docked at Sawyer Point
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Here's Everything We Saw During the Gorman Heritage Farm Sunflower Festival

On Oct. 1-2, guests were be able to enjoy hay rides, live music, food trucks and craft vendors as well as pick-your-own…

By CityBeat Staff

Here's Everything We Saw During the Gorman Heritage Farm Sunflower Festival
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10 Haunted Houses and Terrifying Attractions Back for the 2022 Halloween Season in Greater Cincinnati

Spooky season is finally upon us. Here are 10 scary spots scattered across Greater Cincinnati that are full of evil clowns, demented…

By CityBeat Staff

USS Nightmare
101 Riverboat Row, Newport. Sept. 16-Nov. 5; Fridays and Saturdays in Sept. Thursday-Sunday in Oct. 
The USS Nightmare features some fantastic freaky characters including evil Captain Mitchell, as well as his daughter, Anna, and her demented clowns; the "lady in red;" and the ruthless galley cook. The experience delves deeper into the history of the haunted boat and explores its sadistic lore, including mysterious accidents and deaths that occurred on board, and possible crew exposure to radioactive chemicals. There are multiple ways to experience the USS Nightmare, including a lights-on event for kids and people who hate haunted houses, as well as the Captain's Extreme Tour — an "adult-rated show featuring adult language and content, more horror, group separation and more special content." Regular ticketholders can also up the action with an RIP Experience, "a more interactive and extended tour of the ship designed for death with access to additional areas and the potential for complete separation from the civilized world."
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15 Creepy Cincinnati Urban Legends and Ghost Stories

While Cincinnati may not be home to Bigfoot, Bloody Mary or Slender Man, the Queen City does possess its fair share of…

By CityBeat Staff

 The Loveland Frogman 
    Possibly the Cincinnati area’s most famous cryptid, the Loveland Frogman is thought to be a four-foot-tall humanoid frog or toad that prowls around Loveland, Ohio on its hind legs. The first alleged sighting happened in 1955. Then, in 1972, a Loveland Police officer reported seeing something that matched the Frogman’s description, according to legend. But in 2016, after sightings were reported on several Cincinnati TV stations, a second officer called one of the stations with an updated report of the 1972 sighting. Apparently, he had shot a creature two weeks after the 1972 sighting. The creature? A large iguana with a missing tail. Regardless of the Frogman's authenticity, Cincinnati residents are mostly happy to have their very own cryptid (who could totally take Mothman in a one-on-one match).
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This Historic Home for Sale in East Walnut Hills Boasts Frescoed Ceilings, Mosaic Floors and Stained Glass Windows

A historic home for sale in East Walnut Hills has the potential to be an art lover's paradise. The colorful home, located…

By Ashley Moor

This Historic Home for Sale in East Walnut Hills Boasts Frescoed Ceilings, Mosaic Floors and Stained Glass Windows
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The Most Miserable Places in Cincinnati

We love Cincinnati… most of the time (well some of the time). But there are definitely moments when the Queen City isn’t…

By CityBeat Staff

All of the city when the Bengals lose. 
Joe Burrow isn't the only sad boy in town.
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Former Cincinnati Bengal Domata Peko Selling Massive $1.8 Million Crestview Hills Home

The Crestview Hills home of former Cincinnati Bengal Domata Peko, who had played defensive and nose tackle for 11 seasons, has been…

By CityBeat Staff

Former Bengal Domata Peko to Sell Massive $1.8 Million Crestview Hills Home
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Everything We Saw at the Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Each year, the town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, located just over the border of southeastern Ohio, celebrates its claim to fame:…

By Ashley Moor

Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022
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All the Adorable Dachshunds We Saw at the 2022 Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Running of the Wieners

To kick off 2022's Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, Dachshunds dressed in hot dog costumes raced 75 feet to a finish line in heats of 10. Winners…

By CityBeat Staff

2022's Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Running of the Wieners
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Everything We Saw During HorrorHound Weekend at the Sharonville Convention Center

It was a weekend of screams at HorrorHound with a packed slate of stars, film screenings, panels, podcasts, costume contests and more…

By CityBeat Staff

HorrorHound Weekend at the Sharonville Convention Center, Sept. 9, 2022
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Everything We Saw During the Cincinnati Bengals Pregame Celebration for Their Home Opener Against the Pittsburgh Steelers

The Cincinnati Bengals lost their home opener against rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 11. The odd game, with a missed extra point…

By CityBeat Staff

Cincinnati Bengals Tailgate, Sept. 11, 2022
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This 5,000-Square-Foot Mid Century Modern Home in Delhi Township is For Sale For Under $1 Million

This massive mid-century modern home designed by architect G. Thomas Taylor with breathtaking views of the Ohio River is for sale for under…

By CityBeat Staff

This Over 5,000 Square Foot Mid Century Modern Home in Delhi Township is For Sale For Under $1 Million
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23 Essential Greater Cincinnati Fall Activities to Look Forward to This Season

Fall is nearly upon us and that means pumpkin and apple picking, hay rides, corn mazes, haunted trails and fall-flavored treats will…

By CityBeat Staff

HallZOOween
3400 Vine St., Avondale. Select weekends in October.
Go wild at the Cincinnati Zoo while gathering candy and seeing some animals. Kids can dress up in costumes and bring their own treat bags to fill up with goodies at different trick-or-treat stations. There will be Halloween-themed animal enrichment to watch plus a Hogwarts Express train ride and a Scare-ousel.
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The 11 Best Ways to Watch Cincinnati’s Annual Labor Day Riverfest Fireworks

Riverfest returns this Labor Day weekend, bringing hundreds of thousands to the riverfront to watch one of the most epic firework displays…

By CityBeat Staff

Boom on the Bridge
6-11 p.m. $150. Purple People Bridge, 1 Levee Way, Newport
    Celebrate the fireworks while contributing to a Cincinnati landmark during "Boom on the Bridge" on the Purple People Bridge. All proceeds will go toward the capital campaign to maintain and paint the bridge. Tickets include drinks, unlimited grill-out food, live music and a parking pass.
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The 1950s Midcentury Modern Home In Anderson Township Has Five Different Levels

Located at 5830 Marlborough Drive, this midcentury modern Anderson Township home is currently for sale for $450,000. Built in 1958 this home has…

By CityBeat Staff

The 1950's Mid Century Modern Home In Anderson Township Has Five Different Levels
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This Custom Contemporary Home in Clifton's Gaslight District is for Sale for $1.1 Million

This unique custom-designed contemporary home in Clifton's Gaslight District is currently up for sale for $1.1 million.  Designed by local architect John Senhauser,…

By CityBeat Staff

real estate
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Cincinnati's 10 Best Bookstores, According to CityBeat Readers

What is better than the smell and feel of a cozy bookstore? There are tons of great places around Cincinnati for book…

By CityBeat Staff

No. 1 Best Bookstore: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
2692 Madison Road, Norwood
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24 Greater Cincinnati Farmers Markets To Visit and Shop Local

The Cincinnati area is home to some of the best produce and home-grown products in the country — though you may not…

By CityBeat Staff

Fort Thomas Farmers Market 
    801 Cochran Ave., Fort Thomas
Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. through September
     Fort Thomas Farmers Market features over 15 different vendors. Some of these vendors include Sally’s Sweet Treats, which sells all-natural and homemade pet treats; Laughing Bees Honey, which sells creamy caramels and granolas made from local honey; and In the Curious Kitchen, which has items including jams, jellies, cheese, beer and cocktail kits. Some vendors may not be there each week so follow the market on social media to see who is going to be there.
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The 24 Worst Places to Park Your Car In Cincinnati

Parking in Cincinnati sucks in general, but some places are definitely worse than others. Some may not be bad all the time…

By CityBeat Staff

In Front of The Mockbee
Everyone hates this awkward and terrifying parking lane — it feels like a gamble just to leave your car on Central Parkway.
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The Cincinnati Reds Beat the Miami Marlins During Dayton Day at Great American Ballpark. Here Are the Big Moments

July 27 was a big evening at Great American Ballpark with a pregame celebration of the Reds' single-A affiliate team, the city…

By CityBeat Staff

Cincinnati Reds catcher Michael Papierski signs autographs at the Cincinnati Reds' game against the Miami Marlins on July 27, 2022.
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This Covington Home with Panoramic Views of Cincinnati Is for Sale for $750,000

This renovated Victorian-style home at 1182 Westport Way in Covington sits right along the Ohio River, offering stunning views of the city. Views…

By CityBeat Staff

This Covington Home With Panoramic Views of the Cincinnati is for Sale for $750,000
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