Sometimes, there are just too many great events going on in one weekend. I wish we could get to them all. If you’re a river rat (who ever came up with that endearing statement) then you may want to visit the Great Miami River Days along the banks of the Great Miami in Hamilton, Ohio. Did you know that the Great Miami is “one of the 10 major rivers in Ohio?”
This two day festival has so much to offer. Not only will you enjoy some water educational booths (there are over 20) but there will also be plenty of fun activities to keep your family entertained. There are land activities, water activities, jet ski shows, water ski shows, musical entertainment, historical re-enactors camp, children’s entertainment area, children’s rides and much more. Click here for a list of all the events planned but to spark your interest here’s a sampling of their special events from their website:
- Team Fastrax Ski-Diving 911 tribute 1:00 9/11/10
- Badgerland Water Ski Shows – attempting to set a Guiness World Record for pulling over 50 skiers at one time
- Team Fastrax Ski-Diving 911 tribute
- Team FMX East – World Famous Stunt Team – 9/12/10
- Freestyle Jet Ski Exhibitions
- Historic Reenactors Encampment and Civil War Historical Area. . Meet reenactors from the Miami Valley Reenactors, 5th Ohio Light Artillary, Confederate States Marines, 5th Texas Co. D and Ladies Living History
- American Heart Association Annual 5K Heart Walk
- Children’s Entertainment Area
- Row for a Cure Event
- Rides for Kids
Of course, it isn’t a festival unless there are lots of yummy food booths and Great Miami River Days has plenty – kettle corn, funnel cakes, BBQ, ice cream and much more. Even though this festival revolves around water, the good thing is that you don’t have to be in a bathing suit to enjoy it. Bring on the treats!
I love their motto: “Educate, Recreate, Celebrate”. If you get the chance, I hope you’ll visit and it’s nice knowing that the festival proceeds are being used to help extend The Great Miami Recreation Trail. “When complete, the trail will link schools, parks, historic sites and a population of more than 600,000 people” connecting residents from Middletown, Lemon Township, Monroe, Liberty Township and Fairfield Township.
To learn more about me, please visit my personal website, MasonMetu, from me to you. Below are some pictures from past festivals. Looks like fun to me.