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Harvest Home Fair 2023

Ohio's so-called biggest little fair spanning four fun-packed days in September

Harvest Home Fair is an annual four-day early-September celebration, labeled "the biggest little fair in Ohio." It takes place in Harvest Home Park in Cheviot, 9 miles (15 km) northwest of Downtown Cincinnati, and draws up to 18,000 visitors. The program highlights Harvest Home Parade, a Cornhole Tournament, a Flower Show, an Art Show, commercial and artisan vendors, live music, livestock exhibits, games, rides, and other attractions.

On Thursday, the festival-goers can benefit from free admission. Come at 6 pm to witness the kick-off annual parade with a special theme. The fair stays open until 10 pm. On other days of the festival, admission is $5, while first responders, veterans, and children aged twelve and under get in for free. The hours of operation differ too—the gates are open from 5 to 11 pm on Friday, noon to 11 pm on Saturday, and noon to 8 pm on Sunday.

The roots of the celebration stem from 1806, when a local farmer initiated hearty harvest festivities. But the first full-scale Harvest Home Fair was held in 1860. The Cheviot-Westwood Kiwanis Club became the owner of the event in 1939 and presented the 79th edition. Lastly, since 2010, the Harvest Home Fair Association has run the festival.

More information on the schedule of events and the latest updates can be found on the Harvest Home Fair's official website or Facebook, listed in the External Resources. As for your stay, consider nearby hotels showcased on the accommodations map below.

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Last updated: by Olha Savych