Thomas and Jacob Bohn — ages 13 and 8 — have grown up at Kettering’s Holiday at Home celebration. That’s because their dad, Sean Bohn, has been the liaison between City of Kettering and the Labor Day event for many years and is officially listed as its president.
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OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEKEND:
MONTGOMERY COUNTY FAIR: Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 1043 S. Main St., Dayton. Through Sept. 2. Gates open at 8 a.m. daily. Harness racing, tractor pull, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, and daily entertainment. (937) 224-1619. www.montcofair.com
FAIR AT NEW BOSTON: George Rogers Clark Park, 930 S. Tecumseh Road, Springfield. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 1. The Fair at New Boston attracts some 600 re-enactors from a period in Ohio between 1790 and 1810. Games, shows, food, demonstrations, reenactments. (937) 882-6000. www.fairatnewboston.org
PIQUA HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Ohio Historical Society, 9845 N. Hardin Road, Piqua. (937) 773-2522. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 1 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 2. Entertainment, crafts, demonstrators, antique displays, antique tractors, children’s crafts, Pre 1870’s encampment, canal boat rides, food, a live rodeo and a kid-friendly petting zoo. $3 per person. 18 and under free. www.piquaheritage
THE GRAPE ESCAPE: Hidden Valley Fruit Farm, 5474 N. State Route 48, Lebanon. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 1-2. Homegrown grapes, food, crafts, entertainment, hay rides and more. Free admission and parking.(513) 932-1869. www.
OKTOBERFEST: German Club Edelweiss, 531 E. Wenger Road, Englewood. 2 to 8 p.m. Sept. 1. Music by the Frank Svet band starts an hour after the park opens. Traditional German food. Small children’s playground, games and petting zoo. $3, Children under 16 are free when accompanied by an adult. (937) 836-6889.
ALTERFEST: Archbishop Alter High School, 940 E. David Road, Kettering. 7 p.m. to midnight Aug. 30. Noon to midnight Sept. 1 and noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 2. 5K Run, food, games, entertainment and activities for all ages. (937) 434-4434. www.alterfest.com
HOW TO GO:
What: Holiday at Home Celebration and Parade
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday. The parade begins at 10 a.m. Monday.
Where: Activities are held at the Lincoln Park Civic Commons and the Kettering Government Center parking lot in Kettering. The parade makes its way down Far Hills Ave. from Stroop Road to Rockhille Avenue. It finishes about noon.
Major sponsors: The City of Kettering, the Ermal C. Fraze Fund of the Dayton Foundation, DP&L, Kettering Medical center, Fifth Third Bank, Cleary Creative Portraits, and B. 94.5 Hot New Country.
For information: www.holidayathome.org.