Things to Do This Weekend in Cincinnati, November 6-8

We might be headed into November but there’s a bit of Halloween to finish up this weekend! Get ready to smash some pumpkins and, if you’re brave enough, head to Dent Schoolhouse for their “Lights Out” experience.

And there’s plenty of November things to do, too! Get outside with a Photowalk or a Volksmarch. Get some shopping done at a local craft show. Or maybe a behind the scenes tour at Rookwood Pottery is more your speed?

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Look for all those events and more in our list of things to do in Cincinnati this weekend!

Friday, November 6

Go behind-the-scenes at Rookwood’s Cincinnati studio as they explore how your favorite Fiona pieces are handcrafted by artists. Their resident historian, George, will take you through the slipcast department to see the molding process behind their new Frolicking Fiona Ornament and the beloved Graeter’s Ice Cream Bowl before visiting the showroom to see and shop the full collection. Tickets required. Tours are at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm.

It’s time for the “Lights Out” experience at The Dent Schoolhouse. Each groups gets one glow stick as you maneuver the schoolhouse in the dark while it is still filled with monsters! For 2020, Lights Out is now taken over by their new character the Toy Maker. The entire schoolhouse is filled with his killer toys!!! Tickets much be purchased online. See site for full details.

Catch a movie or two at the Starlite Drive-In. The scheduled movies for Nov. 6 and 7 are Toy Story 1 and The War With Grandpa. Gates open at 6pm.


Saturday, November 7

If you’re a fan of the annual Stanbery Park’s Pumpkin Smash, take notice! Big Ash is hosting the Pumpkin Smash this year, 12-6pm (please note: if the county is on level “purple” the event will be canceled). Big Ash Brewing, in celebration of their newest beer, Pumpkin Chuck, will be launching pumpkins in their parking lot using hand-built trebuchets! Guests will also enjoy: live music, cold beer and tasty food, children’s crafts, fossil education, boomerang shows, bird education from RAPTOR Inc. And of course chucking pumpkins into the Clough Creek ravine! $5/chuck, all proceeds benefit the Stanbery Park Advisory Council, which will be assisting in programming the brand new Kyle Plush Pavilion. 

Enjoy Winterwald Christmas Market, hosted by Germania Society. Enjoy shopping as in Germany on November 7th and 8th in their wooded Biergarten. The Pavilion will be enclosed to enjoy Gluhwein, the best German bier, Pretzels with German bier cheese, German stuffed baked potatoes, Currywurst mit pommles (with fries), their famous Jagersnitzel, Strudel, Bienenstich pastry as well as other tasty treats. Due to the pandemic, Germania Society is providing attendees with a traditional German shopping experience by having all the booths outside in our wooded Biergarten. So please dress appropriately and beware of Krampus lurking in the woods. Advance ticket purchase required.

There’s a Winter Craft Show at EnterTrainment Junction, 11am-5pm. Shop with 50+ vendors at this craft and vendor show. Free admission.

Take a Winter Walk / Photowalk with Steve Zeinner and PROCAM at Sycamore Park in Batavia, 4-6pm. This is a great opportunity to get landscape shots and there is a hiking trail leading to some ruins along the Little Miami River or choose to work with one of our models. Tickets required.

Catch a movie or two at the Starlite Drive-In. The scheduled movies for Nov. 6 and 7 are Toy Story 1 and The War With Grandpa. Gates open at 6pm.

Head downtown for Cincinnati Riverfront Volksmarch. This will be a non-competitive Volksmarch walk of 5K through the gorgeous Cincinnati Riverfront Park System from Smale to Friendship Park along the Ohio River. They start and end at the Moerlein Lager House Restaurant and Brewery. Registration is between 10AM and Noon. You start your Volksmarch walk at your leisure.

It’s time for the “Lights Out” experience at The Dent Schoolhouse. Each groups gets one glow stick as you maneuver the schoolhouse in the dark while it is still filled with monsters! For 2020, Lights Out is now taken over by their new character the Toy Maker. The entire schoolhouse is filled with his killer toys!!! Tickets much be purchased online. See site for full details.

The Fountain Square Ice Rink will open on November 7, 2020 AND they’re adding bumper cars to the mix this year! Fountain Square will be the only rink in the Tri-State to offer Bumper Cars on Ice this fall and winter. They will operate alongside ice skating from Nov. 7 to Feb. 15, seven days a week. Bumper Cars may be driven by adults as well as children ages 7 and up and will allow for individuals with limited physical abilities to enjoy the rink in a new way. The ice rink will open this year with new COVID-19 procedures in place, including a timed reservation system with a maximum of 80 patrons and increased cleaning processes.


Sunday, November 8

Enjoy Winterwald Christmas Market, hosted by Germania Society. Enjoy shopping as in Germany on November 7th and 8th in their wooded Biergarten. The Pavilion will be enclosed to enjoy Gluhwein, the best German bier, Pretzels with German bier cheese, German stuffed baked potatoes, Currywurst mit pommles (with fries), their famous Jagersnitzel, Strudel, Bienenstich pastry as well as other tasty treats. Due to the pandemic, Germania Society is providing attendees with a traditional German shopping experience by having all the booths outside in our wooded Biergarten. So please dress appropriately and beware of Krampus lurking in the woods. Advance ticket purchase required.

If you can get tickets, Tea with Elsa and Anna is happening at The Bonbonerie. Includes their traditional afternoon tea service, singing and time with the characters for pictures.

They’re offering Historical Tours at the Cincinnati Observatory. Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm to explore the fascinating story of the people who made Cincinnati the “Birthplace of American Astronomy”.


All events were accurate at the time of this posting but things do happen and events do occasionally get canceled or postponed. You should always double check with the event source before you head out the door. Links for each event are provided so that you can be sure the date is still accurate before you head out.

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