Monday, August 4, 2014

End of the Summer Fun

Squeeze the most out of the last month of summer with outdoor and indoor fun as well as activities so the adults can have fun!

Entertaining outdoor attractions:
·       Fairfield Fun Center – Mini golf and batting cages await you at the Fairfield Fun Center.
·       Fort Liberty Playland (Hamilton) – Enjoy this 7.5 acre park with a playground and large grassy area to run around.
·       Hueston Woods State Park (Oxford) – Camping is the perfect way to close up the summer and Hueston Woods has everything you need!
·       Wake Nation (Fairfield) – Wakeboard, wakeskate, water ski and kneeboard without a boat at the only cable wake park in the region.

Indoor fun in The BC:
·       Fitton Center for Creative Arts (Hamilton) – Check out one of the amazing galleries, luncheon lectures, a performing arts show and much more!
·       Goggin Ice Center (Oxford) – Grab your ice skates and visit Goggin during one of their public skating sessions.
·       Monster Golf (West Chester) – Mini golf with a twist, glow-in-the-dark and with a monster décor!
·       The WEB Extreme Entertainment (West Chester) – Choose from Laser Web, Inside Track go-karting, Jurassic Par mini-golf or Hang Ten miniature bowling for your fun!

Activities for adults to let loose:
·       BlastZone Paintball (Middletown) – Have a friendly competition on the paintball field at BlastZone.
·       Hanover Winery (Hamilton) – Enjoy the serene setting at Hanover Winery while tasting a variety of wines.
·       Start Skydiving (Middletown) – Go for extreme fun by skydiving in Middletown.
·       Wise Owl Wine Bar (West Chester) – The outdoor seating at The Wise Owl is the perfect way to unwind with a glass of wine and tapas.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Get Groovin’ in The BC

Warm weather and sun shine, the perfect combination to take advantage of the concert series’ throughout Butler County. Whether you’re looking for jazz, pop or blues, The BC has a concert for you to kick back and enjoy the tunes.

Every Thursday until August 28
·       7/3: SWAGG  
·       7/10: Stays in Vegas
·       7/17: Midnight Special
·       7/24: Color Blind
·       7/31: Lt. Dan's New Legs
·       8/7: My Sister Sarah
·       8/14: Zack Attack
·       8/21: Fast Forward Band
·       8/28: Naked Karate Girls

Broad Street Bash – Middletown
Every other Wednesday until August 27
·       7/9: The Eric Jerardi Band with Rock Candy
·       7/23: Perspective with Carnival of Chaos and Josh Mack
·       8/6: The Gary Jeffries Band with The X-Toads
·       8/20: The Beaumonts with Adrienne Rose Music
·       8/27: Burning Iris with Vinyl Junkies and Will Fluke

Every Thursday until August 28
·       7/10: Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle
·       7/17: After Midnight
·       7/24: Robin Lacy & DeZydeco 
·       7/31: Zack Attack
·       8/7: Kick N Flava
·       8/14: The Klaberheads
·       8/21: Sentimiento Bachata Show Band
·       8/28: BlueStone Ivory 
Every other Wednesday until August 27
·       7/16
·       7/30
·       8/13
·       8/27
Every Thursday until August 28
·       7/3: Smokestack Lightning
·       7/10: Lisa Biales and The Belle of the Blues Band
·       7/17: Stagger Lee Band
·       7/24: The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra
·       7/31: My Girl Friday
·       8/7: David Gerald Band
·       8/14: The SunBurners
·       8/21: John Kogge and the Lonesome Strangers
·       8/28: Saffire Express

RiversEDGE Concert Series – Hamilton
·       7/10: Freekbass
·       7/11: The Roasters  
·       8/14: Okeanas/The Delta Saints
·       9/20: The Sweet Beats Concert
·       9/25: Seven Bridges Road Concert
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy free, impromptu music from members of the Pioneer Church. Get involved and bring your own instrument to play!
Second Sunday in July and August
·       7/13
·       8/10

Swingin’ on the Green – Fairfield
Third Monday in July and August
·       7/21: The Ft. Hamilton Jazz Band (Featured vendor: Hot Head Burrito)
·       8/18: The After Hours Band (Featured vendor: Captain D's)

Friday, June 6, 2014

4th July Weekend Getaway in The BC

4th of July getaways in Butler County are the perfect way to celebrate and show off your red, white and blue at a variety of celebrations. Here are just a few:

July 3 – Village Green Park – Fairfield

July 4 – Downtown Hamilton

July 4 – 5K Run and Parade

July 4 – Hamilton

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Cool Down in Butler County, Ohio

Feel the rush of adrenaline and wind at Start Skydiving and Team Fastrax in Middletown.

Or, spend the day in the water at Wake Nation in Fairfield where you can wakeboard, wake skate, water ski and kneeboard at the only cable wake park in the region.

The kids are sure to love the splash parks in Butler County at Douglass Park and Smith Park, both in Middletown, or Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Uptown Oxford.

Finally, here are a few BC ice cream spots sure to help you cool off and please that sweet tooth:

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Farmers Markets in Butler County, Ohio

Enjoy the outdoors and fresh produce at one of Butler County’s Farmers Markets:

Bridgewater Falls Farmers Market – Fairfield Township
Every Thursday:
7/3-10/16 – 5 to 8 p.m.

Downtown Farmers Market – Middletown
The first Friday and every Saturday:
Fridays: 6/6, 7/4, 8/1, 9/5 – 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 6/7-9/27 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Every Saturday:
5/24-11/1 – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

RiversEDGE Farmer's Market – Hamilton
Thursday 8/14 – 5 to 8 p.m. 
Thursday 8/28 – 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday 9/25 – 5 to 8 p.m.

Every Saturday:
5/17-10/11 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.