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Homes are Selling! Local Home Sales Report for June

07/26/2021 09:00:00
Local home sales June 2021

Throughout June, home sales increased for most of the region when compared to June 2020. Overall for the year to date, homes sales are exceeding last year’s figures. Mortgage rates are low. Home values are high. It’s a great time to list your home for sale and for buyers to find their dream home.

Here is a report by region of homes sales throughout June 2021:


June 2021 vs June 2020

  • 2.5% Increase in homes sold (2,606 homes)
  • 18% Increase in median sale price ($253,500 vs $194,000)
  • 21.2% Increase in sales volume ($782,909,522)
  • -26% Decrease in active homes for sale (1,928 units)
  • 1.8% Increase in new listings (3,158 units)

January–June 2021 vs January–June 2020

  • 7.8% Increase in homes sold (12,295 homes vs 11,405)
  • 18.5% Increase in median sale price ($229,900 vs $194,000)
  • 26.7% Increase in sales volume ($3,392,446,173 vs $2,677,500,359)

Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors® June 2021 Home Sales Report


June 2021 vs June 2020

  • 6.59% Increase in homes sold (1,731 units vs 1,624 units)
  • 14.71% Increase in average sale price ($236,140 vs $205,851)
  • 14.85% Increase in median sale price ($205,000 vs $178,500)
  • 22.27% Increase in gross sales volume ($408,759,125 vs $334,301,525)
  • 17.02% Increase in new listing units (2,207 vs 1,886)

    January – June 2021 vs January–June 2020
  • 7.94% Increase in unit homes sold (7,964 vs 7,378)
  • 15.26% Increase in average sale price ($215,531 vs $187,003)
  • 13.95% Increase in median sale price ($183,225 vs $160,800)
  • 24.41% Increase in gross sales volume ($1,716,486,488 vs $1,379,708,002)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors June 2021 Home Sales Report


June 2021 vs June 2020

  • -5.51% Decrease in homes sold (720 homes vs 762 homes)
  • 21.84% Increase in average sale price ($281,751 vs $231,249)
  • 19.90% Increase in median sale price ($255,000 vs $212,670)
  • 15.12% Increase in sales volume ($202,861,070 vs $176,212,460)

January – June 2021 vs January – June 2020

  • 8.13% Increase in homes sold 3,632 homes vs 3,359 homes)
  • 16.68% Increase in average sale price ($255,520 vs $218,762)
  • 18.42% Increase in median sale price ($225,000 vs $190,000)
  • 26.16% Increase in sales volume ($927,070,603 vs $734,823,385)

Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors® June 2021 Home Sales Report

150+ Local Events, Festivals and Things to Do – the Ultimate Guide for August

07/23/2021 09:00:00
August 2021 local events

August is a great month to enjoy all kinds of local activities. Think about attending a festival, community concert or county fair. There are some tried and true events this month such as Goettafest, Paddlefest, Western & Southern Tennis Open, Black Family Reunion and the Germanfest Picnic. Take a look at our list of fun things to do throughout Cincinnati, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; Southeastern Indiana; and Dayton and Springfield, Ohio.

Events are sorted by region and date. Did we miss your event? Let us know at [email protected]


Glier’s Goettafest
Through August 1, 2021 (+Aug 5–8)
Newport on the Levee at 1 Levee Way, Newport, Kentucky
Enjoy everything goetta!

Germantown Fair
Through August 7, 2021
Germantown Fairgrounds at 4088 Ky Highway 10, Germantown, Kentucky
No rides this year. Swine show, horse show.and fun

Space Celebration
Through August 7, 2021
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, Ohio
Space -themed exhibits, simulators rides, movies and more

Sunflower Festival at Evans Orchard
Through August 21, 2021
198 Stone Road, Georgetown, Kentucky

Summer Music on the Levee
Through September 2, 2021 (Thursday evenings from 7–10pm)
Central Plaza at Newport on the Levee, Newport, Kentucky

Krohn Conservatory Butterflies of Bali
Through September 6, 2021
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy seeing 1000s of butterflies! Purchase tickets ahead of your visit

Chicago Concert
August 1, 2021
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
25 or 6 to 4!

Flea in the Fort
August 1, 2021
Mess Hall Lane, Fort Thomas, Kentucky
10am–3pm flea market

Outdoor Movie
August 1, 2021
Tower Park Amphitheater at Cochran Ave., Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Movie from 8pm–10pm

St. Aloysius Summer Festival
August 1, 2021
3350 Chapel Rd., Shandon, Ohio
Chicken dinner and fun! Classic cruise in

Touch a Truck
August 1, 2021
Tower Park at 900 S. Ft. Thomas Ave., Ft. Thomas, Kentucky
See all kinds of trucks!

Boone County Fair and Horse Show
August 2–7, 2021
Burlington, Kentucky

Jazz in the Park at Washington Park
August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2021
Washington Park Porch in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Limited seating

The Black Crows Concert
August 3, 2021
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!

Edgewood Summer Concerts
August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2021
Presidents Park at 283 Dudley Rd., Edgewood, Kentucky
Madison shelter

Hump Day Concert Series
August 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2021
Voice of America MetroPark Athletic Complex at 7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester, Ohio
Free concerts – General admission tickets required. Music begins at 7pm

Party on the Purple
August 4, 2021
Purple People Bridge, downtown Cincinnati and Covington
Live music, food trucks

Summer Cinema
August 4, 11 and 25, 2021 (+Sept 8, 15, 29)
Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Bring a lawn chair or blanket; Food trucks on site

Wednesdays in the Woods
August 4 and 11, 2021
Burnet Woods at 3251 Brookline Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Outdoor concerts

Behringer-Crawford Museum Summer Concerts
August 5, 12 and 19, 2021
Devou Park at 1600 Montague Rd., Covington, Kentucky
Bluegrass, rock, jazz, country and Latin music. $5 donation

Liberty Center Concert Series
August 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021
The Square at Liberty Center at 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, Ohio
Enjoy the free concerts

Music @BCM
August 5,12 and 19, 2021
Devou Park at 1600 Montague Rd., Covington, Kentucky
Behringer-Crawford Museum presents family-friendly music at a family-friendly price

Salsa on the Square
August 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021 (+Sept 2, 9,16, 23, 30)
Fountain Square, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Regional Latin bands will be playing; Latin food!

Summer Music on the Levee
August 5, 12, 19 and 26 – September 2, 2021 (Thursday evenings from 7–10pm)
Central Plaza at Newport on the Levee, Newport, Kentucky

Rockin’ the Roebling
August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2021 (+Sept 2)
Smale Riverfront Park at the Schmidlapp Event Lawn; Mehring Way and Main St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the music

The Takeover on the Square
August 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021
The Square at Union Centre at 9285 Centre Pointe Dr., West Chester Township
Free concerts

Touch a Truck
August 5, 2021
Weller Park at 8832 Weller Rd., Montgomery, Ohio
Look at a firetruck, police car and more up close!

World’s Longest Yard Sale

August 5–8, 2021
Along 127
All kinds of treasures can be yours!

Blue Ash Summer Concerts at Towne Square
August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021 (+Sept 3)
Blue Ash Towne Square, downtown Blue Ash., Ohio
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music

Days in the Park Festival
August 6–7, 2021
Chamberlin Park, Blue Ash Rd. in Deer Park (Cincinnati), Ohio
Food vendors, games, ride and music

First Friday/Second Look Saturday
August 6–7, 2021
Pendleton Art Center at 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Art, music and food!

Ft. Mitchell Concert
August 6, 2021
DCCH Center at 75 Orphanage Rd., Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets!

Ft. Wright Community Yard Sale
August 6–8, 2021
Ft. Wright, Kentucky

Hanover Wine Festival
August 6, 2021
Hanover Winery at 21654 Morman Rd. Hamilton, Ohio
Live music, food trucks and wine

Holy Cross Immaculata Summer Festival
August 6–7, 2021
30 Guido St., Cincinnati, Ohio (Mt. Adams)
Live music, raffle, casino, festival food and more

Jason Mraz Concert
August 6, 2021
Andrew J. Brady Music Center at Smale Park, Cincinnati, Ohio

Lebanon Blues Festival
August 6–7, 2021
Downtown Lebanon, Ohio
Music, food, beer garden

Lindsey Stirling Concert
August 6, 2021
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!

Montgomery Movie in the Park
August 6, 2021
Montgomery Park at 10101 Montgomery Rd., Montgomery, Ohio
Bring your blanket

Mt. Healthy Summer Concerts
August 6 ,13, 20 and 27, 2021 (+Sept 3)
Mt. Healthy City Park at 1541 Hill Ave., Mt. Healthy, Ohio
Free concerts

New Richmond on the Ohio River Days
August 6–8, 2021
New Richmond, Ohio

St. Antoninus Music Fest
August 6–8, 2021
1500 Linneman Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Local bands, Sunday chicken dinner, kids area, games and rides

St. Joseph End of Summer Celebration
August 6–8, 2021 (confirm dates)
2470 Lorraine Ct., Crescent Springs, Kentucky

Asian Food Fest
August 7–8, 2021
Second Street between Elm and Walnut, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Asian cuisine, exhibits and more

Breakfast with the Animals
August 7 and 28, 2021
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden at 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy early admission to the zoo as well as a full breakfast buffet. See the animals as they awake! Obtain tickets asap – this event sells out!

The City Flea
August 7, 2012 (+Sept 11, Oct 9 and Dec 11)
Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
See what treasures you can find from 100+ vendors! Food trucks, too

Germania Biergarten Experience
August 7, 2021
Germania Park at 3529 W. Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy German food, beer and music

Keehner Park Concert Series
August 7, 14, 21, 27, 2021 (+Sept 6)
Keehner Park at 7211 Barret Road, West Chester, Ohio
Free concerts at the amphitheater stage; bring food and non-alcoholic beverages

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Summer Series
August 7, 2021 (+ Sept 4)
Devou Park at 1201 Park Drive, Covington, Kentucky
Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Food trucks will be on site.

Montgomery Community-Wide Garage Sale
August 7, 2021
Montgomery, Ohio communities
Find a bargain

Ohio River Paddlefest
August 7, 2021
Schmidt Recreation Complex at 2944 Humbert Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nine-mile float trip from the East End to Gilday Riverside Park in Riverside; Stay for the Finish Line Festival

RiversEDGE 2021 Concerts
August 7, 13, 2, 27, 2021 (+Sept 3, 11, 18)
116 Dayton Street, Hamilton, Ohio
Live music along the river

St. John the Baptist
August 7, 2021
5361 Dry Ridge Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Family picnic, raffles and festival food

Summer Concert Services
August 7, 2021
Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove, Cincinnati, Ohio
Free community concert

St. John the Baptist Festival
August 7–8, 2021
5361 Dry Ridge Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Mini festival with food and fun; Chicken dinner on Sunday drive-thru style

Waynesville Vintage Car Show
August 7, 2021
Main Street, Waynesville, Ohio
See cool old cars!

Donauschwaben Oktoberfest 
August 8, 2021
4290 Dry Ridge Road in Colerain Township, Cincinnati, Ohio
Everything German!

St. John the Evangelist Basket Bonanza Mini Fest
August 8, 2021
9080 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., West Chester, Ohio
Picnic with food and games

Summer Concerts at Arlington Cemetery
August 8, 2021
South Lawn of Arlington Lake at 2145 Compton Road, (Mt. Healthy) Cincinnati, Ohio
7pm concert; bring chairs; complimentary popcorn and water

Greenhills Summer Concerts on the Commons
August 11, 2021 (+Sept 8)
Greenhills Commons at 24 Farragut Rd.

Great Inland Seafood Festival
August 12–15, 2021
Newport Festival Park, Newport, Kentucky
All kinds of seafood to try

Jason Aldean Concert
August 12, 2021
Riverbend Music Center q5b 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!

Delhi Skirt Game
August 13, 2021
Delhi Township Park in Delhi in Cincinnati, Ohio
Food, rides, games, fireworks an a fun skirt-filled baseball game!

Party at the Park Concert
August 12, 2021
Memorial Park at 2003 Jack Woods Parkway, Independence, Kentucky
Music begins at 7pm

Red Brick Fridays
August 13, 2021
Uptown Oxford, Ohio
Businesses extend to the sidewalks! Eat and drink outside.

Maysville Oktoberfest
August 13–14, 2021
Downtown Maysville, Kentucky
Tradition music, folk dancing, German bier and cuisine. Enjoy the parade!

Our Lady of Visitation Visifest Mack
August 13–15, 2021
3172 South Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live music, festival faves, Sunday chicken dinner

Sacred Heart Festival
August 13–15, 2021
400 Nilles Rd., Fairfield, Ohio
Live music, beer, food and fun!

St. Mary Parish Festival
August 13–14, 2021
St. Mary of the Assumption at 8246 E. Main St., Alexandria, Kentucky

Bellevue 2nd Saturday Concerts
August 14, 2021
Thomas J. Wiethorn Memorial Beach Park, Bellevue, Kentucky
Enjoy the music!

Crafts, Critters, Car and Bike Show
August 14, 2021
Pinball Garage at 113 N. 3rd Street, Hamilton, Ohio
Crafts, music, food and pets!

Second Saturday Flea Market
August 14, 2021 (second Saturday of the month) through Dec 11, 2021
Laurel Bend at 86 Oldham Drive, Falmouth, Kentucky
Find a treasure!

St. Bernadette Mini Festival
August 14, 2021
1479 Locust Lake Road, Amelia, Ohio
Live music, food, drinks, raffles and more

St. Max Mini Festival
August 14, 2021
St. Maximilian Kolbe Church at 5720 Hamilton Mason, Rd., Liberty Township, Ohio
Raffles, games, food

Waynesville Concert in the Park
August 14, 2021 (+Sept 11)
Bicentennial Park Amphitheater, Waynesville, Ohio
Park is near Wayne Local Schools

Waynesville Street Faire
August 14, 2021 (+September 11)
Downtown Waynesville, Ohio
Artisans and unique vendors

Western & Southern Tennis Open
August 14–22, 2021
5460 Courseview Drive, Mason, Ohio
Tennis, anyone?

Hamilton Flea
August 15, 2021 (+Sept 11)
Marcum Park in downtown Hamilton, Ohio
Urban artisan market

Summer Concerts at Fort Thomas
August 15 and 29, 2021 (+Sept 5)
Tower Park Amphitheater, Cochran Ave, Fort Thomas, Kentuck

Birds of a Feather Festival
August 19–22, 2021
Thornhill Dragstrip, Morning View, Kentucky
Live music played outside

Blackberry Smoke Concert
August 19, 2021
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!

Summer Music Festival at Ault Park
August 19, 2021
Ault Park at 3600 Observatory Avenue in Hyde Park (Cincinnati), Ohio
Dance to live music! Food, wine and water will be available

The Black Family Reunion
August 20–22, 2021
Sawyer Point at Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, Ohio
Parade, music and more!

St. Mary Funfest
August 20–22, 2021 (confirm dates)
St. Mary Church at 2853 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

Charm Farm Vintage Market
August 20–22, 2021 (+Oct 15–17)
4953 Bunnell Hill Road, Lebanon, Ohio
Vintage furniture, gifts, clothing, home decor and jewelry. Food trucks. Tickets sold online

Evening with Michael Buble
August 20, 2021
Heritage Bank Center at 100 Broadway, Cincinnati, Ohio

Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration
August 20–22, 2021
Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Speakers, concerts and more

Seton Festival
August 20–22, 2021
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at 5890 Buckwheat Rd., Milford, Ohio
Music, raffles and more

St. Ignatius of Loyola Festival
August 20–22, 2021
5222 North Bend Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio (Montfort Heights)
Music, games, rides and more

St. Mary Funfest
August 20–22, 2021
2853 Erie Ave,, Cincinnati, Ohio
Music, rides, games, food and more!

Off Pike Market 
August 21, 2021 (+September 18)
Mills Avenue at Victory Park, Norwood, Ohio
Local produce and music, food trucks and more

Whimmydiddle Country Music Festival III
August 21 and 27, 2021
RiversEdge Amphitheater at 116 Dayton Street,Hamilton, Ohio

Burlington Antique Show
August 22, 2021 (+Sept 19, Oct 17)
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idelwild Road, Burlington, Kentucky
Find a special treasure!

MainStrasse Village Flea
August 22, 2021 (+ Sept 26 and Oct 24)
MainStrasse promenade between Philadelphia and Main Streets, Covington, Kentucky
Find a treasure

Music in the Park
August 22, 2021 (+Sept 18)
Chamberlin Park at 7640 Plainfield Rd, (Deer Park), Cincinnati, Ohio
Music begins at 7pm

Hall and Oates Concert
August 23, 2021
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!

Buddy Guy Concert
August 23, 2021
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!

Big Band Night
August 26, 2021 (+Sep 9, 30)
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton, Ohio
Big band music – concerts from 7:30pm–9:30pm; bring your lawn chair

Creatures of the Park
August 28, 2021
Point Pleasant Park at 2001 Resor Dr., Fairfield, Ohio

Dino Roar
August 28, 2021
Boys and Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty at 8749 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., West Chester, Ohio
Three show times. Activities, dig for bones, balloon twister. Tickets ordered in advance only

August 28, 2021
Downtown Hamilton, Ohio (streets near Marcum Park)
Food, entertainment, shopping

Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance Tour
August 28, 2021
Aronoff Center for the Arts at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Chances Are!

Maroon 5 Concert
August 28, 2021
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!

Loveland Concerts in the Park
August 29, 2021 (+Sept 12)
Nisbet Park and Amphitheater at 126 Karl Brown Way, Loveland, Ohio
Bring your chairs and blankets for this free concert

Not Your Average Paint and Sip Class
August 29, 2021 ( +Sep 19)
Fountain Square at downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Follow along style; $25 voucher includes a 12×12 canvas, materials and drink voucher; Look for the Bob Ross wig!

Zac Brown Band Concert
August 29, 2021
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concert!


Dayton Celtic Festival
Through August 1, 2021
Riverscape Metropark at 111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton, Ohio
It’s all Irish! Enjoy music, entertainment, food and more

Preble County Fair
Through August 7, 2021
722 South Franklin Street at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton, Ohio

Space Celebration
Through August 7, 2021
National Museum of the US Air Force at 1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, Ohio
Space-themed exhibits, simulators rides, movies and more

The Little Mermaid
Through August 15, 2021
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at765 W Central Ave, Springboro, Ohio
A Disney classic

Riverscape Metropark Music & Food Truck at Lunch
Through September 3, 2021 (Monday – Friday 11:30am–1:30pm)
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton, Ohio
Live acoustic music and local food!

Beavercreek Summer Concerts
August 1 and 8, 2021
Dominick Lofino Park at 640 Grange Hall Road, Beavercreek, Ohio
Sundays from 7pm–8pm

Centerville Summer Concert Series
August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2021
Amphitheater at Stubbs Park at 255 W. Spring Valley Rd., Centerville, Ohio
Free concerts

Star City Concerts at Riverfront Park
August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2021
Riverfront Park at 3 N. Miami Avenue, Miamisburg, Ohio
Free Sunday evening concerts. Bring your lawn chair

Fairborn Summer Concerts
August 2, 2021
Various venues in Fairborn, Ohio (Atherton Amphitheater and Main Street Commons)
Enjoy live music

Green County Fair
August 2–7, 2021
120 Fairground Rd., Xenia, Ohio
Enjoy the food, animals and rides

James Taylor Concert
August 4, 2021
Nutter Center at 3640 Colonial Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio
Sweet Baby James!

August 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2021 (+ Sept1) (Wednesdays)
Seger Park at 101-199 S. Perry Street, Vandalia, Ohio
Live music from 5pm–9pm. Food trucks

Levitt Pavilion Summer Concerts
August 5–7, 12–14, 19–21 and 26–28, 2021 (+Sept 2, 4, 9–1, 16, 17, 19, 26)
134 S Main St., Dayton, Ohio
Free concerts throughout the summer; music starts at 7pm

Food Truck Thursday in Springboro
August 5, 2021 (+September 2)
S. Main Street, Downtown historic Springboro, Ohio
Stores open late, too. Every first Thursday through September 2021 starting at 4:30pm

Champaign County Fair
August 6–13, 2021
Champaign County Fairgrounds at 384 Park Avenue, Urbana, Ohio

Beavercreek Movie in the Park
August 6, 2021
Dominick Lofino Park at 640 Grange Hall Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio
Free movie

Keith Sweat Concert
August 6, 2021
The Rose Music Center at 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights, Ohio

Mary Help of Christians Mini Festival
August 6–8, 2021
954 N. Maple Ave., Fairborn, Ohio
Garage sale, booth booth, rafles and more. Dinners!

Strawberry Jam First Friday
August 6, 2021 (+Sept 3)
Prouty Plaza, Troy, Ohio
Listen to live music

Annual Vintage Truck Show

August 7, 2021
Young’s Jersey Dairy at 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs, Ohio
100 antique trucks from all over the US!

Arts in the City
August 7, 2021
Downtown Dayton, Ohio
Art exhibition and live arts

British Car Day at Eastwood MetroPark
August 7, 2021
1385 Harshman Rd., Dayton, Ohio
300 British cars and motorcycles

Optimist Kids Day in the Park
August 7, 2021
1700 Delco Park Dr., Kettering, Ohio
Games, prizes, face painting and more

The Strong Kids Triathlon
August 7, 2021
YMCA of Greater Dayton at 7251 Shull Rd., Huber Heights, Ohio
Open for kids aged 5–12

Deeds Carillon Concerts
August 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2021 (+Sept 5, 11)
1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, Ohio
Listen to the 51 bells!

Close to Home Community Series – Jazz Combo
August 11, 2021
300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Bring lawn chairs; Food trucks on site

Fairborn Food Truck Rally
August 11 and 25, 2021 (+Sept 8, 22; Oct 13, 27) 3pm–7pm
103 W. Main Street, Fairborn, Ohio
Enjoy food truck fare every 2nd and 4th Wednesday

Germanfest Picnic 
August 13–15, 2021
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy German food!

Miami County Fair
August 13–19, 2021
650 N. County Road in Troy, Ohio

Down the River, Down a Beer
August 14, 2021
Downtown Piqua, Ohio

Englewood Festival
August 14–15, 2021
Centennial Park, Englewood, Ohio
Art vendors, music, parade, food and car show

Miami Valley Music Fest
August 14–15, 2021
2252 Troy-Urbana Rd., Troy, Ohio

3rd Sunday at Front Street
August 15, 2021 (+Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21 and Dec 19)
Front Street, Dayton, Ohio
Market, art galleries, food trucks, live music from 11am–4pm

3rd on Third Outdoor Market
August 15, 2021 (+Sept 19 and Oct 17)
1301 East Third Street, Dayton, Ohio
Eclectic outdoor market

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
August 19 – September 19, 2021
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at765 W Central Ave, Springboro, Ohio
A murderous romp

Allen County Fair
August 20–28, 2021
Allen County Fairgrounds at 2750 Harding Hwy., Lima, Ohio

Darke County Fair
August 20–28, 2021
Darke County Fairgrounds at 800 Sweitzer Street, Greenville, Ohio

Open Aircraft Days
August 20, 2021 (+Sept 11, Oct 16, Nov 13, Dec 18)
1100 Spaatz Street, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
Look into one of the museum’s aircraft

Antique Show and Flea Market
August 21–22, 2021 (+Sept 17– 19; Oct 16–17; Nov 20-21)
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 S. Charleston Park, Springfield, Ohio
Find a treasure at the May extravaganza

Dayton Porchfest
August 21, 2021 (Check date)
1450 E. Fifth Street (St. Anne’s Hill), Dayton, Ohio
Local music

Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival
August 21–22, 2021
691 East Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn, Ohio
Enjoy the corn!

Springfield Antique Show
August 21–22, 2021 (+Sept 17–19, Oct 16–17, Nov 20–21)
Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio
Find something special for your home!

August 21, 2021
717 W. Xenia Dr., Fairborn, Ohio
Memorial motorcycle ride and festival

Close to Home Series – Andy Fox Concert
August 25, 2021
300 South Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio
Bring your lawn chair

Bellbrook SummerFest
August 27–29, 2021 (confirm dates)
Bellbrook, Ohio

Donut Jam
August 27, 2021
Main Street, Troy, Ohio
Local bands, local beer and fun!

St. Ignatius of Antioch 29th Annual Dayton Lebanese Festival
August 27–29. 2021
5915 Springboro Pike, Dayton, Ohio
Food, rides. beer garden

It’s Only a Play
August 28 – September 5, 2021
Beavercreek Community Theatre at 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, Ohio
A comedy

ARTFest on Main
August 28, 2021
Springboro Business District at 330 S.Main Street, Springboro, Ohio
Artisans, music, kids’ activities, food trucks

Tour de Donut
August 28, 2021
11 N. Market Street, Troy, Ohio
East donuts and ride your bike!


Fayette County Fair
Through August 7, 2021
Connersville, Indiana


Summer Movies in the Park
Aug 10 and 24, 2021
Liberty Center Park at 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, Ohio
Starts at dusk

Music in the Park
August 13, 2021 (+Sept 10)
Bicentennial Park, Madison, Indiana
Food vendors available; bring your lawn chair

Madison Ribberfest BBQ and Blues
August 20–21, 2021
Bicentennial Park at 106 West Vaughn Dr., Madison, Indiana
Music, food, bbq competitions and more! Purchase tickets

Madison’s Treasure Walking Tour
August 21, 2021
Madison, Indiana
Free guided walking tour through downtown Madison

Whiskey City Summerfest
August 21, 2021
Civic Park T 111 E High St., Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Live music!

Where to Find a Local 2021 Oktoberfest

07/15/2021 09:00:00
Oktoberfests 2021

Oktoberfest in July and August? Yes! A few local Oktoberfests start early in the summer, while most have dates from August through October. Put on your lederhosen and plan on enjoying German music, food and entertainment at one of them.

Here is our list of local Oktoberfests throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Southeastern Indiana and Northern Kentucky in order by date:

Versommerfest (aka Schwabenfest)
June 11–12, 2021
Donauschwaben Hall at 4290 Dry Ridge Road, Colerain Township, Cincinnati, Ohio

July 16–18, 2021
Kolping Society at 10235 Mill Rd., Springfield Township (Cincinnati), Ohio
America’s oldest German Fest since 1866! 

Donauschwaben Oktoberfest 
August 8, 2021
4290 Dry Ridge Road in Colerain Township, Cincinnati, Ohio

Germanfest Picnic 
August 13–15, 2021
St. Anne’s Hill, Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy German food!

Maysville Oktoberfest
August 13–14, 2021
Downtown Maysville, Kentucky
Tradition music, folk dancing, German bier and cuisine. Enjoy the parade!

Liberty Home German Society Oktoberfest
September 3–5, 2021
2361 Hamilton-Cleves Hwy., Hamilton/Ross, Ohio
German food, beer, rides and more!

Oktoberfest Sign

Springboro Oktoberfest
September 10–11, 2021
Springboro United Church of Christ, 5 West Mill Street, Springboro, Ohio
Order your German meal to enjoy in your private Oktoberfest this year.

Batesville, Indiana Oktoberfest Street Festival
September 10–11, 2021
The Sherman at 35 S. Main St., Batesville, Indiana
Live music and a beer garden

Oktoberfest – Aurora
September 11, 2021
Second and Main Streets, Aurora, Indiana
Dancing on Main Oktoberfest style

Oktoberfest Banners

Osgood’s Bricktoberfest
September 11–12, 2021
Osgood, Indiana
Smoked BBQ, live entertainment, beer and wine garden (not a true Oktoberfest!)

New Vienna Oktoberfest
September 17–18, 2021
New Vienna, Ohio
German….everything! Beer, brats and polka

Sister Cities of Vandalia Oktoberfest
September 17–18, 2021
Vandalia Sports Complex on Stonequarry Road in Vandalia, Ohio
Live music and lots of German food

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
September 17–19, 2021
In Za Haus – a do-it-yourself party! Order Oktoberfest packs and celebrate at home. There will also be polka pop-ups in various Cincinnati neighborhoods. Various restaurants will also be celebrating Oktoberfest Zinzinnati at their locations

Saint Timothy Parish Oktoberfest
September 17–19, 2021
10272 US 42 at Union, Kentucky
Rides, games, live music and food!

Oktoberfest – The Dayton Art Institute
September 24–26, 2021
Dayton Art Institute at 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio
456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, Ohio

Newport Oktoberfest
September 24–26, 2021
Newport, Kentucky riverfront
It’s a German tradition with food, drink and more!

Germantown Pretzel Festival
September 25 and 26, 2021
Historic Germantown, Ohio
Not an Oktoberfest – best still German!

St. Cecilia Oktoberfest Oakley
September 24–25, 2021
3105 Madison Road, Oakley, Cincinnati, Ohio
German music, food and dancing

St. Jude Oktoberfest Bridgetown
September 24–26, 2021
5924 Bridgetown Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Music, games, rides and food

St. Agnes Parish’s Oktoberfest
October 1–3, 2021
1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, Kentucky
Rides, food and live music

St. Leon Oktoberfest
October 1–2, 2021
St. Joseph American Legion Post 464, 28866 Post 464 Road, Brookville (St. Leon), Indiana
German food, beer games and a pie auction! Pork chop dinner on Saturday evening.


Dayton Liederkranz-Turner Oktoberfest
October 2, 2021
Dayton, Ohio

Lebanon Oktoberfest
October 9, 2021
Downtown Lebanon, Ohio


Postponed/Cancelled Oktoberfests:

Germania Society Oktoberfest
Postponed until August 26–28, 2022
3529 W. Kemper Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
Let the German festivities begin!

Westseite Brauen Oktoberfest
September 2021 date TBD 
West Side Brewing at 3044 Harrison Ave., (Westwood), Cincinnati, Ohio


Updated: July 19, 2021

8 Popular Home-Staging Trends

07/10/2021 09:00:00
home stage tips when selling

Thinking of selling your home? Read about some current decor trends for staging your home:

Do you have an attractive “outdoor room” that needs to be highlighted? Show off how this space can be used for entertaining purposes. Set out a few dishes to set the table for an outdoor meal or barbecue. Add a hammock with a book and a comfy blanket.

Look at some of our outdoor rooms on Pinterest here. Go here for porch ideas.

A new trend for kitchens is white and bright. If you are not willing to paint your cabinets, perhaps consider showing off spare, white accessories that will make your kitchen seem brighter.

Gold and brass are back in style! Think framed mirrors and brass bar carts. Use these types of accents sparingly. Get some inspiration here.

Navy blue is an easy color to work with and is popular. This is a strong, neutral hue to use as an accent wall. Navy blue looks great with yellow, tan and chartreuse.

(5) BLACK 
Black elements can be found in lighting, framing or a statement piece of furniture. It’s good to use as a focal point. See ideas using black here.

Is your dining room an empty space? Do not worry about staging this room with a full suite of matching furniture. People are using unique pieces in their dining rooms. Chairs do not have to match the table. The side board can be an old dresser. Get some ideas here.

Home offices are coveted rooms. If you have a home office, be sure to showcase it. If not, think about converting a rarely used corner of a spare bedroom into a mini office. Many people have used their dining room tables staged as desks when selling their homes.

Live, indoor plants, macrame and Scandinavian-style furniture are current design trends that reflect natural elements. Plants add energy to rooms and a neutral look is calming and appealing to home buyers. (Think IKEA designs.)

Need help staging your home to sell? Contact Sibcy Cline Home Services. They can put your in touch with professional stagers who can provide consultations or temporary use of furniture.


Sibcy Cline Employee Spotlight: Courtney Bruser

06/30/2021 07:30:00

 Title: Graphic Designer & Marketing Advisor 

Hometown: The West Side of Cincinnati, OH 

Current home: Northside, Cincinnati, OH 

Proudest career accomplishment: Designed a winning campaign for LeadingRE- Interactive Media in 2020 

 Favorite local hangouts: Northside Yacht Club, Flamingo Haven Antique Mall 

As part of the creative engine that fuels the Sibcy Cline brand, Courtney Bruser brings a fierce dedication to finding creative ways to express the brand through her graphic design work.  But it’s not just the opportunity to express creativity that inspires Courtney in her work—her competitive spirit gets fired up as well.  She made the move to Sibcy Cline in 2019 from a competing brokerage because, “the truth is, I wanted something bigger and better than my previous company offered.” 

 Courtney found the fit she was looking for in the Creative Services department of Sibcy Cline, the team that provides full-service marketing to our licensed agents—a differentiator that attracts many agents to the brokerage because they feel it gives them a jump ahead of agents from other brokerages. And it’s not just agents that benefit. As an employee, Courtney feels that the move she made to a well-recognized brand like Sibcy Cline has given her a competitive edge in her graphic design career. Courtney graduated from UC’s competitive College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning (DAAP) in 2014 and joined Sibcy Cline in October of 2019. So far, she feels satisfied that she has found a space where she can use and grow her skillset while forwarding the brand—and her career at the same time.  

Because marketing innovation is and has always been a primary driver of business goals for Sibcy Cline, working as part of the Creative Services team gives Courtney the opportunity to feed her desire to “stand out from the competition” by trying new ideas that pull from all types of media and trends. “What’s amazing about the real estate industry is how diverse the audience is,” she said, adding that this is also a challenge because “you can’t serve the same message to everyone.”  

Another challenge that Courtney willingly accepts about the real estate industry is the impact that social and economic events have. “Fair housing rules are important. I’m a big advocate for this because I’m pro-social activism. [In designing marketing pieces], it’s not what you say, but how you say it.” COVID was another big influencer on marketing in real estate, pushing the shift to digital and increasing the need to focus on tech solutions to increase efficiency. For Courtney, this is a huge positive change because it frees up time to get creative while looking at the big picture.  

The big picture in Courtney’s role at Sibcy Cline involves seeing branding come to life across multiple channels, both digital and print, which she finds to be the most rewarding part of her job. “I love when we get the chance to make a mark together,” she said, citing two recent projects where she felt her design work and collaboration with others worked successfully.  

One such successful project was creating the branding concept for 3CDC’s project at Academy Lofts, a condo development that involved renovating the old Art Academy dorms. “Who would have known that I’d spend some of my college years in the dorms and then work on selling them as condos in the future? It was serendipity,” said Courtney.   

Another project that Courtney counts as her proudest career accomplishment is designing a campaign of social media graphics for Sibcy Cline’s Relocation division which won first place from LeadingRE for interactive media. The campaign was in competition with other independent brokerages around the world—in a category that Sibcy Cline falls at the lower end of the size category. That means that Courtney’s work was judged against brokerages with marketing teams much larger than Sibcy Cline—and won. “I’ve been involved in marketing entries to their competition for 6 years and finally won something. It’s a global prize!” she said.  

When it comes to designing social media graphics, Courtney feels like she’s in her zone. “I’m comfortable with it because I grew up on the internet. Now, scrolling on a phone is just a reflex. I think about ways to make people stop—something unexpected to catch their eye.” 

Along with branding building projects and winning marketing competitions, Courtney’s 2020 was a huge personal success. She took advantage of the low mortgage rates and her connections with Sibcy Cline and bought her first home—a rehabbed 120-year-old house in Northside. With the pandemic going on “I’ve had plenty of time to organize my knick-knacks and vinyl collection, take care of houseplants and my garden, and plan for future projects,” she says. What kind of future projects? For a designer with a creative fire that burns non-stop, her love of art touches her work, her home, and her body: “I’ll be working on my tattoo sleeve!”  she said.

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