10 Things To Do In Greater Cincinnati This Week Including Operation Pumpkin In Hamilton And More


Cincinnati Transit Authority: The Music of Chicago

This local group of eight musicians will perform the music of the legendary rock band Chicago. Meet at the Sorg Opera House on Fridays at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $ 20. For more information, visit www.sorgoperahouse.org.

Dierks Bentley: 2021 Beers On Me Tour

The country star named his current tour after a song he wrote earlier this year, a true anthem for an almost post-COVID summer reunion. Riley Green, Lindsay Ell and Breland will open. See them at the Riverbend Music Center on Fridays at 7 p.m. Tickets are $ 40.50 to $ 95.25. For more information, call (513) 232-6220 or visit www.rivverbend.org.

Operation Pumpkin

It’s the 10th anniversary of this pumpkin and arts festival, featuring carved, carved, decorated and eaten pumpkins. There will also be crafts, live music (Naked Karate Girls is one of the headliners), pumpkin vendors, a pet parade, and children’s rides. Check it out along High Street in downtown Hamilton from Friday to Sunday. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. There is no admission fee. For more information, visit www.operation-pumpkin.org.

Oxford Wine and Craft Beer Festival

Drinking copious amounts of craft beer and wine is always justified if you soak up a bit of culture at the same time. This annual festival features art, live music, merchants and vendors, food, craft beer and wine in a college town atmosphere. Find out at Uptown Memorial Park in Oxford on Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. There is no admission fee. For more information, visit www.oxfordwinefestival.com.

Classic rock experience

This tribute band recreates the visual and note-by-note musical experience of several classic rock bands, including Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Styx, Boston, Led Zeppelin and others. See them at the Sorg Opera House, 57 S. Main St., Middletown, October 9 at 8 pm. Tickets cost $ 25. For more information, visit www.sorgoperahouse.org.

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Big Wheels Keep On Turnin ‘Tour

These legendary Southern rockers were just a few shows on a farewell tour when COVID-19 hit. Deprived of the force to perform for 15 months, they concluded that it was not time to hang up after all, hence the title of the tour. The Marshall Tucker Band and Damon Johnson will open. See them at the Riverbend Music Center on Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $ 29.50 to $ 349.25. For more information, call (513) 232-6220 or visit www.rivverbend.org.

Ohio Sauerkraut Festival

There is only one place on Earth where you can discover hundreds of crafts while consuming a wide variety of sauerkraut dishes. Over 450 craft vendors from 25 states will be selling their wares, along with over 60 sauerkraut dishes, from cabbage rolls to sauerkraut pizza. Check it out along Main Street in Lebanon on Saturdays and Sundays. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. There is no admission fee. For more information, call 513-897-8855 or visit www.sauerkrautfestival.waynesvilleohio.com.

“Remembering James: The Life and Music of James Brown”

With the help of a group of eight musicians, this musical covers two decades of the career of the godfather of soul, often in the context of the civil rights movement. See it at the Aronoff Arts Center on Saturdays at 7:30 pm Tickets are $ 32.75 to $ 52.75. For more information, call 513-621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.


Corina C. Butler

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