Fall is almost here! Fine, the temperatures are still in the 90s most days, but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t already thinking about pumpkins, boots, apple cider, football, and all of that cliche fall stuff.
We also like to travel during the fall. Our region is gorgeous once the leaves turn, and there’s so much to do. Whether it’s picking apples, going on a hayride, or just looking at all the fall colors, the Cincinnati area is a great place to explore from late September to November.
But if you're looking for another place to experience the season, head to Maysville, KY. They have several fall festivals planned this year. During the entire month of September, there will be something to do every weekend.
If you’re into athletic challenges, Maysville has its own Tough Mudder, the Filthy 5K, which is September 14. It benefits Circle H Horse Farm which is a non-profit that gives people with special needs the opportunity to do horse therapy. You can register to run the 5K here.
For something a little more low key, head to the Simon Kenton Festival from September 21 to 22. During that weekend, you can transport yourself to the time of Daniel Boone and Simon Kenton, the museums of Old Washington are open and free, there are reenactors, and plenty of live entertainment, music, and vendors to enjoy. Go in early on Friday and you can join the dedication ceremony for a new Simon Kenton statue and a Tecumseh bust in Limestone Park from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. If you’re a history buff, this is the weekend to visit Maysville.
If you’re hungry (and who isn’t), go to the street party and barbecue cookoff known as the Annual Pig Out in Maysville, which benefits the Shriner’s Transportation Fund. Head to the corner of McDonald Parkway and Sutton Street. There, you can try all kinds of barbecue, witness a cookoff, drink plenty of draft beer, and enjoy entertainment and activities for the kids. It runs from 5 PM to10 PM on Friday, September 27, and 12 PM to 10 PM on Saturday, September 28.
Need a place to stay, a bite to eat, or other activities? Check out our recent round-up of what to do during an overnight trip to Maysville and our article about bourbon in Maysville. Want to put together an itinerary? Visit the Maysville Tourism Department or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be happy to help!