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Things to Do In Northern Kentucky

by The Mike Parker Team

Its finally summer and we've got a slew of things to do right here in our own backyard in Northern Kentucky.  And best of all, these won't break your bank.  Enjoy your summer!!!

Things To Do In Northern Kentucky

Top Halloween Haunts in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky

by The Mike Parker Team

Ready for a Spooktacular Scare?  Check out the top areas to get your scare on in the Tri-State:

Here are some of the top haunted houses in the Tri-State, and when and where you can find them to get spooked:

1. The Land of Illusion- Thru Nov. 3
8762 Thomas Road, Middletown Ohio
Phone: 513-423-9960 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE 513-423-9960 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Hours: Friday and Saturday
Times: 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

2. The Dent School House - Thru Nov. 3
5963 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Phone: 513-598-4600 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE 513-598-4600 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Hours: Thursday – Sunday
Time: Thursday and Sunday: 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Lights Out Tour – Nov 1 and 2 7:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.

3. Halloween Haunt at Kings Island – Thru Oct. 27
Kings Island Drive, Mason, Ohio
Phone: 513-754-5700 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE 513-754-5700 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Hours: Friday and Saturday
Time: Fridays 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. -1 a.m.

4. Haunted Hollow Ride– Thru Oct. 27
1261 Dalton Road., Wilmington, Ohio
Phone: 937-382-6147 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE 937-382-6147 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Hours: Friday and Saturday
Time: Last Bus leaves at 11:45 p.m.

5. Nightmare Penitentiary– Thru Oct. 27
1261 Dalton Road., Wilmington, Ohio
Phone: 937-382-6147 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE 937-382-6147 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Hours: Friday and Saturday
Time: Remains open until the last victim goes through

6. USS Nightmare - Thru Nov. 3
101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY
Phone: 859-740-2293 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE 859-740-2293 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday
Time: 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.

7. Dungeons of Delhi - Thru Oct. 28
362 Anderson Ferry Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Hours: September 14-15: Open 7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday Lights on Tours Sunday October 21 and 28 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

8. Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall- Thru Oct. 27
7700 Seward Avenue
Mt. Healthy Oh 45231
Hours: Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

9. Scream Acres Ct.- Thru Oct. 27
5055 Glencrossing Way, Cincinnati
Website :
“Spooky Laser Tag” runs from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. and
“Haunted Laser Tag” runs from 9 p.m. until midnight.
Overnight haunted laser tag event on Oct. 26 from midnight until 7 a.m.
For more info, call (513)703-7384 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE (513)703-7384 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or send an email .



Riverfront Summer Concert Series - Gallatin County, Kentucky

by The Mike Parker Team

What a great way to spend the summer than listening to some excellent music with the ambiance of the Ohio River in the background.  Here is the Gallatin County, Kentucky Summer Concert Schedule.....

365 Things To Do In Northern Kentucky - Reds Opening Day

by The Mike Parker Team

The boys of summer are back and ready to bring back the pennant!  If you're curious as to what's going for The Cincinnati Reds opening day downtown and throughout the area we have the scoop.

The parade kicks things off with 200 + floats and those participating in vehicles.  The parade starts at Findlay Market at 1:00pm and ends at Fifth Street and Sycamore.  Make sure to grab your spot along the route and experience the electric atomosphere.

This year there is a block party outside Great American Ball Park before the game Thursday.  Parts of Freedom Way and Joe Nuxhull Way will be closed for the party, which includes live music, food and beer and runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Various bars are offering special prices for drinks and food.  Many of them are featuring live music before and after the game.  Various radio stations will be live on air until 6:00om at various locations throughout the city.

If you have tickets, have fun at the game but if not, there are plenty of plenty other ways to celebrate.  GO REDS!!!!

Fish Fry's Heat Up in Northern Kentucky...

by The Mike Parker Team

The season of lent is now in full swing and you know what that means...FISH FRY!!!  Some of the best fish frys around are right here in Northern Kentucky.  Here is a list of area Fish Frys.  Which one is your favorite?

NOTE:  All Fish Fry's run every Friday until March 30.

Bellevue Veterans Club at 24 Fairfield Avenue in Bellevue
• Serving Fridays from 5-8 p.m.
• Fish and shrimp dinners and sandwiches
• Carry-out available
• For more info call 859-360-2046.

Crescent Springs Fire Department on Overlook Drive in Crescent Springs.
• Serving from 4-8 p.m. every Friday including Good Friday
• Fish, shrimp dinners, potato soup, chicken tenders
• Prices range from $2-$6
• For more information, call 859-341-3840.

Edgewood Fire Department at the Edgewood Senior Center on Freedom Park Drive.
• Serving 5-8 p.m.
• Baked and fried fish, shrimp, hot dogs, chicken nuggets
• Call-ahead and carryout available
• Prices range from $4-$6.50.
• For more information, call 859-331-5910.

Elks Lodge on Alexandria Pike in Cold Spring.
• Serving from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.
• Fish, cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets, side dishes, shrimp, fries, hush puppies, onion rings
• Prices range from $5.50 to $7.75, Carryout available
• For more information, call 859-441-1273

Holy Family School on East 16th Street in Covington.
• Serving 4:30-7 p.m.
• Fish, shrimp, grilled cheese, soup, mac-n-cheese, french fries, coleslaw
• For more information, call 859-581-0290.

Knights of Columbus Father Bealer Council on Lytle Avenue in Elsmere
• Feb. 24th- April 6th Serving from 4:30-8 p.m.
• Sandwich $4.50, dinner $6.50, jumbo $7.50
• For information 859-342-6643

Knights of Columbus on S. Licking Pike in Alexandria
• Regular fish dinner $6.00, $6.50 to go Cod dinner $7.50, $8.00 to go Baked fish dinner $7.00, $7.50 to go • •Menu includes shrimp, chicken, onion rings, breaded mushrooms, and many other items for all!
•Carry out 859-635-9863

Mary Queen of Heaven on Donaldson Road in Erlanger
• Serving from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.
• Baked or fried fish, shrimp, kids meals available
• Adult prices range from $4.75 to $9.50, carryout and drive-thru available
• For more information, call (859) 371-2622

Saint Augustine's on Euclid Avenue in Covington.
• Serving from 4-7 p.m.
• Fish sandwiches, shrimp dinners
• Carryout available
• For more information, call 859-431-3943.

Saint Barbara Church on Turkeyfoot Road in Erlanger.
• Serving from 4:30-8 p.m.
• Fried fish sandwich, baked salmon, fish nuggets for kids, 5 side items to choose from
• Carryout and call ahead available
• Prices range from $6.50-$7.50 for adults, $3.50 for kids
• For more information, call 859-371-3100

Saint John the Baptist on Dry Ridge Road in Dry Ridge.
• Serving 4:30-7:30 p.m.
• Baked or fried fish, shrimp, LaRosa's cheese pizza, kids dinners
• Prices range from $6 to $8, drive-thru and carryout available
• For more information, call 513-385-8010.

Saint Joseph Academy on Needmore Street in Walton
•Feb.24th, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th
• Serving from 4:30 until 8:00 p.m.
• Menu includes fried fish, shrimp, pizza & beer. Live entertainment!
• Prices from $5-$9.50
• For more info, call 859-356-515.

Saint Patrick on Mills Road in Taylor Mill.
• Serving from 4:30 until 8 p.m.
• Menu includes fried and baked fish, shrimp, kids dinners, pizza, beer
• Drive-thru service available: call (859)-485-6444 after 4 p.m.

Saint Paul on Dixie Highway in Florence
• Serving from 5-8 p.m.
• Baked and fried fish, shrimp, crab cakes, weekly specials including seafood gumbo, gourmet grilled cheese
• Prices range from $7-8, kids meals and carryout available.
• For more information, call 859-647-4072 .

Saint Therese on Temple Place in Southgate.
•Every Friday during Lent except March 16th and Good Friday
• Serving from 5-7:30 p.m.
• Fish or pizza
• Dinner is $7, carryout available
• For more info, call 859-441-9137/ 859-441-1654

Saint Timothy on U.S. 42 in Union.
• Serving Fridays in March from 5:00-7:30 p.m.
• For more info, call 859-384-1100.

Trinity United Methodist on Southern Avenue in Latonia.
• Serving from 5-7 p.m.
• Fried or baked fish, with two sides, drink and dessert.
• Price is $8, $7 for seniors, $3 for kids meal. Carryout available.
• For more info, call 859-261-4010.

365 Things To Do In Northern Kentucky - Cincinnati Home and Garden Show

by The Mike Parker Team

Spring is only weeks away so that means its time for Cincinnati's largest and longest running spring showcase....The Cincinnati Home and Garden Show.  Whether you're preparing to buy a new home, update the home you have or just see what the latest trends are, bring the whole family down to the Duke Energy Center and prepared to be awed.

Participating companies include those from landscape and interior design companies, remodeling specialist, specialty companies, manufacturers, retail stores, contractors and more.  2012 Admission is $12.00 for adults and children under 13 are free.  If you swing by Kroger and buy your tickets with your plus card you can save $3.00.  The show runs February 25-26 & February 29-March 4, 2012.

Check out the Exhibitors list here and prepare to be inspired.......

Brought to you by The Mike Parker Team/HUFF Realty.  For more things to do in Northern Kentucky and the tri-state area, check out our blog - 365 Things To Do In Northern Kentucky.

365 Things To Do In Northern Kentucky - Mardi Gras

by The Mike Parker Team

If you're ready to let the good times roll but can't quite make it down to New Orleans for Mardi Gras activities, look no further than the tri-state for lots of Mardi Gras festivities.

1.  Hofbrauhaus - Fat Tuesday...German Style
Celebrate Fat Tuesday on February 21. from 6pm until close at Newport's German restaurant and beer garden the Hofbrauhaus.  The event will feature the Enzian Dancers and prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.  That night also happens to be family night where kids eat from with a paying adult.  It doesn't get any sweeter than that!!

2.  Mardi Gras on Main Strasse
This amazing two night celebration begins Friday the 17th at 8pm with live music from the Websters.  The party continues on Saturday night the 18th as well.  You can join in the fun for $10/night or $15 for both nights.  Tickets give you admission to the entertainment tent with live music and admission into one of MainStrasse Village's bars.  If you haven't been to the party, you've got to check it out.  Some of the highlights include a parade through town and LOADS of fun.  Don't forget your beads...

3.  Voodoo Carnival 2012
Costumes are highly encouraged at the Voodoo Carnival.  At this party you can go all out in true Mardi Gras style.  The celebration is hosted by Pandora and the Queen City Cabaret, Friday February 17.  The event will take place at the Redmoor and space is limited so buy your tickets in advance.   

365 Things To Do In Northern Kentucky - Fountain Square

by The Mike Parker Team

If you're looking for something to do to add a little jingle to your step, grab the family and head down to Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati for some holiday fun.  Saturday's in December (3, 10. 17) Santa rappels down the side of the 525 Vine Building, to the Macy's rooftop at Fountain Square to kick off an awesome holiday fireworks display.  The 20-minute family fun program also features strolling entertainers, holiday characters and holiday music.  The fun begins at 5:30pm when the choir starts to sing and Santa begins his decent at 6:30pm.

Immediately following the fireworks, join Mrs. Claus for some cookies, crafts and story-time at Macy's Fountain Place on 505 Vine Street.  You can also grab your skates or rent a pair and skate at the ice rink at Fountain Square.  Cost is $2.50 for admission and $2.50 for skate rental.  Hours are 10a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday - Thursday and 10 a.m. to Midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

See the sights and sounds of downtown on a carriage ride.  boarding at the corner of Fifth and Race streets take a free horse drawn trolley carriage ride through the heart of Cincinnati.  Rides run Dec. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 from Noon to 5pm (final boarding at 4:45pm).

And don't forget to bring your camera for photos with Santa.  He'll be on Fountain Square from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sundays from Noon - 6 p.m. and Monday thru Thursday from Noon - 6 p.m.  He'll be there until December 24th right before he must leave for annual trip around the world.

Brought to you by The Mike Parker Team/HUFF Realty.  Have a safe and happy holiday season.





365 Things To Do In Northern Kentucky - FREE PICTURES WITH SANTA!!

by The Mike Parker Team

365 Things To Do in Northern Kentucky - Halloween 2011

by The Mike Parker Team

Ok all you ghosts and goblins.  It's that time of year again and if you're looking for a scare or just somewhere fun to take the kids and enjoy the fall here is our list of pumpkin patches and Haunted Houses...

Pumpkin Patches

Benton Farms

11946 Old Lexington Pike
Walton, KY 41094

Shaw Farms

Milford, OH

Daniels Petting Farm & Pumpkin Patch

WALTON, KY 41094

Kinmon Farms


McGlasson Farms

5832 River Rd.
Hebron, KY 41049


Haunted Houses

Haunted House
Weekends In October
11946 Old Lexington Pike
Walton, KY 41094

USS Nightmare
Wednesdays and Thursdays 7pm - 11pm
Friday & Saturday 7pm - 1am...... Sun. 7pm - 11pm
Through November 1st .....

Located on the river at Newport on the Levee

St. Rita Haunted House
October 2nd -November 1st
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Free Parking
The Haunted House is located on the school grounds.

Kings Island
Mason, OH
Halloween Haunt

Haunted Hayride
Sandyland Acres
Petersburg, KY
This hayride has won numerous haunt awards and offers individual and group rates.
859-689-4283 or 859-322-0516

Dent Haunted Schoolhouse
5963 Harrison Ave.
Cincinnati OH 45248
Every Friday and Saturday, The Dent Schoolhouse is open from 7:30 pm to 12:00 pm. On every Sunday The Dent Schoolhouse is open from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

Land of Illusion
5 terrorizing events, choose one or enter them all!!  All at your own risk of coarse!!
8762 Thomas Rd.
Middletown, OH 45042
Open until November 1, 2009

Discover the "creepy and the crawly," weekends in October, at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden during the annual HallZOOween celebration. Little ghouls and boys, ages 12 and under, can enjoy three spooktacular weekends of fun, from 12 - 5 p.m.

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