Our Cincinnati Weekend Picks: October 7–9

It’s shaping up to be a beautiful fall weekend in Greater Cincinnati.

See a classic Agatha Christie mystery, tour luxurious downtown apartments and shops, celebrate Oktoberfest with your pooch, awe at mighty pumpkin carvings in Hamilton, enjoy live music and food in Colerain Township, and see classic cars on Court Street Plaza this weekend.


11th Annual Operation Pumpkin 

Celebrate autumn and its mighty gourd as talented local artists work their magic on humongous jack-o-lanterns in downtown Hamilton. Stick around for live music, food from local vendors, crafts by regional artisans, the pet parade, costume contests, and enter your little one into the Lil Miss Pumpkin pageant.

Oct 7–9, High Street between Front Street and S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Hamilton

Murder on the Orient Express

See a classic Agatha Christie mystery at Playhouse in the Park, chronicling famous detective Hercule Poirot’s investigation into a murder most foul on the notorious Orient Express. 

Oct 7–23, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Cir., Mt. Adams


It’s time to celebrate your four-legged friend at this community favorite event, featuring a doggy parade, costume contests and a pooch pageant, awards, pet vendors, and an epic wiener dog race.

Oct 8, 9:30–11:30 am, Bicentennial Park, Mulberry and Cherry St., Lebanon

Cincinnati Magazine’s Downtown Living Tour

This year, Cincinnati Magazine’s downtown tour is specially designed to reveal the Queen City’s best lifestyle destinations and luxury apartments. Whether you’re looking to become acquainted with your neighborhood or fall in love with a new home, the Downtown Living Tour is an unforgettable experience.

Oct 8, 11 am–2 pm, multiple locations downtown and in Over-the-Rhine

Vinoklet Winery Fall Festival

Get down to live music from Eden and Whiskey Daze and browse a craft show featuring local artists at Vinoklet Winery this Saturday. You’ll also taste award-winning wine and beer and chow down on grill-out favorites like burgers and hot dogs or other delicious fare from Vinoklet’s restaurant.

Oct 8, 11 am–11 pm, Vinoklet Winery, 11069 Colerain Ave., Colerain Twp.

Frisch’s Court Street Car Show

See classic hot rods roll onto Court Street Plaza at this Sunday car show, meet up with fellow auto enthusiasts, and grab a bite or shop at the plaza’s local businesses.

Oct 9, 11 am–3 pm, Court Street Plaza, downtown

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