Animatic Con creates a space where fans of all stripes can celebrate their favorite animation through cosplay, art, collectibles, and discussion panels. With an experience that's optimized for people with disabilities, the convention brings in guests from across the country, including makeup artists, voice actors, comic-book illustrators, and cosplay experts. A portion of the proceeds goes to support children with autism through The Make It Fit Foundation and Autism Rocks.
All the world's a stage, but Cincinnati Fringe Festival in Cincinnati offers the best shows around.
Sure you could eat at home, but you'll want to take advantage of this theater's restaurant for high-class food.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Each month, experts in all aspects of the psychic and healing arts converge for a weekend of enlightenment and metaphysical fraternity at the Mystical Paranormal Fair. Like a one-stop shopping mall for the soul, the fair showcases the services of master readers and practitioners, features guest seminars from experts across the spiritual realms, and provides an outlet for the wares of local artisans. Within the many rooms of co-owner Chuck Starr's equine art gallery, guests can partake in psychic, tarot card, tea leaf, crystal, rune, and energy readings in 3-walled booths that ensure privacy and confidentiality. Each month, those rooms host a rotating cast of masters, plus mainstays such as the metaphysical books and gifts of Patti Starr's Ghost Hunter Shop, and, of course, Chuck's equine prints.
Holiday Art Shows gathers together a wide array of contemporary and traditional artwork for arts and crafts fairs held in Lexington, Kentucky; Wilmington, North Carolina; and St. Augustine, Florida. Visitors can shop for paintings, photography, and sculptures to decorate their homes or drape themselves in handmade jewelry and fiber art. A knowledgeable jury reviews each artist's offerings to ensure a high-quality selection.
Everyone deserves to treat themselves every once in a while so head to Ideal Companion Presents Scarefest 8 in Lexington today and have some fun.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
If you're ready to try something new, come to Ideal Companion Presents Scarefest 8!
It's easy to get to the Old West Festival—first head about 15 minutes east of Cincinnati, then turn about 150 years back in time. Modeled after the infamous Dodge City, Kansas, the permanent establishment opens its doors every summer to display rootin', tootin', and even a bit of trick-shootin' by professional performers. Take a look at just a few of the sights to keep your steely eyes open for:
Cowboy Chow: At the Long Branch Saloon, cowpokes and lil' doggies can saddle up to the bar for a big bowl of rattlesnake chili, buffalo burgers, Texas-style roast beef, and loaded waffle fries. Wash it all down with soda, beer, and sarsaparilla.
Wild Times in the West: All day long, the Arena hoots and hollers with the Rider Kiesner Roping, Whipping, and Spinning Show, and throughout the park, conveniently scheduled gunfights thrill young and old. Be aware, though—carrying firearms is strictly prohibited unless you're part of the show or can prove you're related to Billy the Kid.
Singing Songs and Spinning Yarns: At the Mockingbird, storytellers tell Fantastic Tales of The West all day long, and at Chisholm Trail, musicians host family sing-alongs and banjo-and-fiddle concerts.
Fun and Games: families can enjoy activities such as a covered wagon ride, pony ride, train ride, slingshot-shooting range, gold-panning sluice, magic show, or lasso practice.
Theme Weeks: Check out the special themed weekends to experience the West you'd want to live in, whether that's a Steampunk outpost, a baseball-crazy town that plays according to 1878 rules, or a haunted ghost town held over Halloween weekend.