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Special Events and Highlights – October 2013

Second Sunday on Main

The summer has flown by and we’ve reached the end of the season for Second Sunday on Main. Our final Second Sunday on Main on October 13th. To get psyched up, we’ve listed all the great events you can enjoy while you’re perusing Main Street. As always, Second Sunday is free and open to the public. Second Sunday runs 12-5 pm in Over-The-Rhine.

Art Academy of Cincinnati mARTket

30 Art Academy students will have art for sale at the Art Academy’s first mARTket at Second Sunday on Main!

Second Sunday Vendors

Our fantastic vendors come from all over the city, and even from across the river, t0 sell everything from cupcakes, vintage clothes, knitted goods, handmade soaps, and more.

Main Street Merchants’ Sales & Specials

Substance Style Exchange at Substance

Update your fall wardrobe! Exchange a gently used item from your closet for another, absolutely FREE!

Street Pops’ Last Day of the Season

Enjoy one last pop before the shop closes for the season.

Food Trucks and the Moerlein Oktoberfest Beer Garden

Grab a bite from one of our amazing food truck vendors and wash it down with a special Moerlein Zeppelin or Oktoberfest beer at the beer garden located at Main & Woodward.

Celebrity Chef Demo at Mr. Pitiful’s

Join Chef Billy Grise of Quan Hapa and Duy Nguyen, owner of Pho Lang Thang and Quan Hapa for the Celebrity Chef Demo. The fun starts at 2:30 PM at Mr. Pitiful’s.

Special Music Performances in front of MOTR

SSOM runs October 13th from 12-5 PM in historic Over-The-Rhine and is always free and open to the public.
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Fun in the Sun at Second Sunday on Main

Second Sunday on Main

Join us for another Second Sunday on Main on August 11. This month’s theme is “Fun in the Sun,” and we have so many activities and events lined up, we can’t think of a more fun place to be this Sunday than right here on Main Street. SSOM runs 12-5 PM in historic Over-The-Rhine and is always free and open to the public. Join your friends and neighbors for what is sure to be “Fun in the Sun” in OTR.

  • Art on the Streets will present a variety of performers to play and create serendipitous fun for everyone. Check them out in their tents at the ends of the street.
  • Main Street’s shops, galleries, and restaurants will be open for the day, and many will be offering sales and specials! Dozens of local vendors will be selling treats, soaps, vintage clothing, and more.
  • Enjoy a tasty lunch from one of the many food trucks, or a cold beer from the Moerlein beer garden.

Take a peek at what else you can expect this Sunday:

12 PM – The Hudepohl Bier Laufen

In this Battle of The Bars, 12 teams from Arnold’s (two-time defending champions), Bakersfield, Cincy By the Slice, The Drinkery, Japp’s, Kaze, Neons, The Lackman, Milton’s, MOTR, Mr. Pitiful’s and Washington Platform race through a hay bail obstacle course along Main Street all while dodging beach balls thrown by spectators. Festivities begin at 12 PM at the Moerlein Beer Garden.

Read more about the Bier Laufen in our Second Sunday preview.

12:30 PM – Performance by The Hot Magnolias (Cincinnati)

2:30 – Celebrity Chef Demo and Wine Pairing at Mr. Pitiful’s

Food demo by Chef Julie Francis of Nectar Restaurant & Richard Stewart of Carriage House Farm, with fabulous wine pairings by City Cellars.

3:30 PM – Performance by John Michael Rouchell (New Orleans)

Sound like fun? Join the event on Facebook!

July Second Sunday on Main Wrap Up

The rain stayed away for July’s Second Sunday on Main, making our second SSOM of the season truly amazing! Both neighbors and newcomers came out in full force to show off their pride, whether it was gay pride, OTR pride, or Cincinnati pride.

Special thanks to Brooklyn Steele-Tate, Nigel Cotterill and David White for organizing all the Pride activities; the Annual Drag Races and Dykes on Trykes were fantastic as usual, and raised nearly $500 for Cincinnati Pride 2014.

Enjoy these great photos by Bob Schwartz (and check out more photos and Cinci-centric musings at his blog, 5schw4r7z). Find more Second Sunday photos on our Facebook page.

Dykes on Trykes







Mark your calendars: Second Sunday returns August 11th when our theme is “Fun in the Sun”!

Special Events and Highlights at Second Sunday on Main


Second Sunday on Main (SSOM) returns July 14 for its second event of the season. SSOM runs 12-5 PM in historic Over-The-Rhine and is always free.

In addition to special Pride events like the annual Drag Races and Dykes on Trykes, a performance by St. Louis’ So Many Dynamos, Moerlein beer garden, the Celebrity Chef Series and food from local food trucks and vendors, several vendors, organizations, shops and galleries will host sales and specials. Take a peek at what Second Sunday has to offer this month:

Art on the Streets
Special Artist Performances (two performance tents)

12:00 p.m. Terri Burch and Hoop Roots, Inc. hooping, and Elementz hiphop dance
1:00 p.m. Pamela Maurer singersongwriter, and Serenity Fisher singersongwriter
2:00 p.m. Brittany Gillstrap singersongwriter, and Terri Burch and Hoop Roots, Inc. hooping
3:00 p.m. Tim Caudill guitar, and Preston Charles violin
4:00 p.m. Serenity Fisher singersongwriter, and Brittany Gillstrap singersongwriter

Herbalife’s “Second Sunday Shed”

Herbalife will kick off its “Second Sunday Shed,” a three month weight loss challenge. Weigh-ins wil take place July 14th and October 13th from 12 pm – 4 pm. Your $10 registration fee will go toward the winnings. Awards will be given based on highest percentage lost and most inches lost. Free wellness coaching is available. Winners will be announced at the final weigh-in at Second Sunday on Main on October 13th (must be present to win).


Featured Main Street Merchant Specials:

Park + VineShiny Happy Sidewalk Sale featuring Shiny and the Spoon
1202 Main Street

Sift through the contents of Park + Vine’s sale items and make them an offer! Listen to Amber and Jordan from Shiny and the Spoon play for a few hours from 1 to 5 p.m. while you’re here.

The Spotted Magpie“The Art of Re-Imagining” Opening
1420 Main Street

Upcycology Lab will make its debut at The Spotted Magpie. Upcycology Lab makes furniture, home accessories, art pieces, garden decor and whatever imagination can create with what others consider junk. They re-create, re-imagine, re-invent, re-design new things with old ones.

 You Do Yoga
1319 Main Street

Acro-Yoga open house all afternoon

 Art Beyond Boundaries
1410 Main Street

Free face painting and a musical performance by Baba Charles and the Community Drummers

1317 Main Street

Look for a quirky and fun activity on the street

Food Trucks, Celebrity Chef Series on July 14th

July 14th marks another Second Sunday on Main. Thanks to Chef Jackson Rouse and Rom Wells of The Rookwood for kicking off the season.

The July Celebrity Chef Series, presented by Pallet23 with support from Slow Food Cincinnati and The Bird Haus, will feature Chef Mike Florea of Maribelle’s Eat + Drink and MadTree Brewing Company. Enjoy a demo and free eats and drinks by the Queen City’s great chefs, breweries, mixologists and more. Wine pairings are generously donated by City Cellars.



Celebrity Chef Schedule

July: Chef Mike Florea of Maribelle’s  Eat + Drink & Mad Tree Brewing
August: Chef Julie Francis of Nectar & Richard Stewart (Carriage House Farm)
September: Chef Dave Taylor of La Poste & Andrew Meersman of Django Western Taco
October: Pho Lang Thang

After checking out the Celebrity Chef Series, be sure to grab something from one of our great food vendors; C’est Cheese, Dojo Gelato, and Fireside Pizza will all return in July. Second Sunday will also welcome a new addition to our great group of vendors in July, Red Sesame Korean BBQRed Sesame offers Korean-inspired tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and hot dogs made with freshly prepared ingredients and sauces and kimchi made in-house.




June 2013 Second Sunday Wrap Up

It was a beautiful Sunday for our first Second Sunday event of the year. The rain held off until the end, so visitors were able to browse all the great vendors out on the street and enjoy performances by the Cincinnati Opera, Filligar and The 4onthefloor, the Dog Days Parade, Celebrity Chef demo.

Thanks to Emily Maxwell for the great photos!

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Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SSonMain for more photos and updates on next month’s Second Sunday event.

Second Sunday on Main: June Highlights

Historic Over-the-Rhine’s eclectic neighborhood street festival returns June 9th from 12-5pm.  In addition to an eclectic mix of local vendors selling food, art, clothing, jewelry, vintage goods, visitors and neighbors alike can enjoy street performances, family-friendly activities, food trucks, and an outdoor beer garden. As always, Second Sunday on Main is free and open to the public.

Check out all the activities going on in OTR this Sunday:


Merchants on Main Sales and Specials
The shops, galleries, and restaurants of Main St. will all be open for the day, and many will be offering sales and specials.

11:30 AM - The Second Sunday Slow Ride
Meet at Hoffner Park in Northside at 11:30 and enjoy a leisurely ride with a nice reward in Over-the-Rhine!

2:30 PM Celebrity Chef Demo
Pallet23 and Slow Food Cincinnati presents the Celebrity Chef Demo series with The Rookwood’s Chef Jackson Travis Rouse & Rom Wells on cocktails. Wine pairings are provided by City Cellars.


3 PM – The Dog Days parade & competition
Bring your dog and meet in front of the 3CDC stage at 3pm! Prizes will be awarded for “Best Trick”, “Cutest Dog”, and “Owner & Dog Look-Alike”!

Music by Filligar and The 4onthefloor
The 3CDC stage is hosting a great lineup of indie rock, along with a sneak peek of the Cincinnati Opera’s OPERA IN THE PARK (7pm in Washington Park).

Street performances presented by Art on the Streets
It’s serendipitous fun for everyone — check them out in their tent at the end of the street!

Craft area at Higher Branches
Kids and parents are invited to make Summer Bucket List Journals and Father’s Day cards. Higher Branches will also have sidewalk chalk and bubbles.

Want to join our fantastic vendors for June? There’s still time to register!

Food Trucks, Celebrity Chef Series on June 9th

June 9th marks our first Second Sunday of the summer, and it wouldn’t be a street festival without food!

Our food vendors for the month of June include:

C’est Cheese, serving delicious gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, soups and homemade pickles.


Dojo Gelatoslinging small-batch gelati and sorbetti

[Photo: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Fireside Pizza Wagon, offering brick oven pizza


The Celebrity Chef Series also returns to Second Sunday on Main at Mr. Pitiful’s. The demo and wine pairing series will kick off with The Rookwood’s Chef Jackson Travis Rouse and Rom Wells on cocktails. Wine pairings are generously provided by City Cellars.

The Celebrity Chef and Wine Pairing series invites Second Sunday visiters to a wine pairing and chef demo by one or more local chefs. Guests are given the recipe for the dishes or drinks when they walk in so they can follow along while the food is prepared. Afterward, a representative from City Cellars will discuss why a particular wine was paired with the dish.

Seated guests are guaranteed wine and food samples. Doors open at 2 PM, and the event starts at 2:30. As always, this event is free, and first-come, first-seated. The Celebrity Chef Series is presented by Pallet23 and Slow Food Cincinnati.

More details on the Second Sunday event for June can be found on Facebook.

October Second Sunday on Main: Harvest Fest

Historic Over-the-Rhine’s eclectic neighborhood street festival returns October 14th from 12-5pm.  In addition to amazing local goods vendors, activities for the whole family, fantastic food vendors, and an outdoor beer garden, Second Sunday on Main is pulling out all the stops for our final SSOM of the year!

Check out the special activities happening during Harvest Fest. As always, Second Sunday on Main is free and open to the public.

Merchants on Main Sales and Specials 

The shops, galleries, and restaurants of Main St. will all be open for the day, and many will be offering sales and specials. View all the sales and specials here.

Hayrides hosted by the Bombshells of Cincinnati
Horse drawn hayrides will depart from 13th & Main every half hour, beginning at 1pm. The ride will take you through the neighborhood and around the lovely Washington park. $5 per person, children 2 & under free

The Dog Days Parade & Competition
Bring your dog and meet in front of the 3CDC stage at 2:45! Prizes will be awarded for Best Costume, Cutest Dog, Owner & Dog Look-a-like, and Best Trick!

Mojo Circus
Mojo Circus will join us at North end of Main Street for a performance featuring amazing wire walkers 7 feet above the ground, aerialists, jugglers, acrobats and yes, even a few scary clowns! Read more info about Mojo Circus’s visit to Second Sunday on Main.

Celebrity Chef Demo and Wine Pairing
Chef Todd Kelly & Pastry Chef Megan Ketovar of Orchids at The Palm Court will prepare delicious food samples at the Japp’s Annex, and City Cellars will provide a fabulous wine pairing. 2pm


12:15pm Hickory Robot at the 3CDC stage (14th & Main)

1pm Hayrides with the Bombshells begin at 13th & Main

2pm Celebrity Chef Food and Wine Demo at Japp’s annex

2:45pm Dog Days parade & competition in front of the 3CDC stage

3:30pm Josh Eagle & the Harvest City at the 3CDC stage

Want to be a vendor? There’s still time! Apply to be a vendor at

Please join us!

September Second Sunday on Main Wrap Up

People came out in droves to enjoy the perfect weather and dance in the street for Dance on Main! The Dance on Main event on September 9th brought out hundreds of folks to Over-the-Rhine.

Dancers performed at both Orchard Street and Fourteenth Street. The festivities were hosted by Cincinnati Conscience’s own Jai All Day. SSOM were able to check out hip hop, Middle Eastern dance, ballet, modern, country line dances, and more from groups like Doxologies Dance & Theatre CompanyPones Inc.KRE8VCincinnati Contra Dancers, Troupe Shuruq, and Keshvar Project (just to name a few!).

All photos by Emily Maxwell

Chef Owen Maass of Cumin and mixologist Molly Welman of Japps created delicious food and cocktails, paired with a handpicked wine by City Cellars!

Main Street was taken over by a hay bail obstacle course for the Hudepohl Bier Laufen. Bartenders from ten different bars - Arnold’s Bar & Grill (defending champs), Neons, Milton’s, The Drinkery, MOTR, Dive Bar, Mynt Martini, FB’s, PLAY, and The Lackman – raced each other in make-shift racing cars through the course. Congratulations to Arnold’s for reclaiming their title!

Can’t get enough Bier Laufen photos? Check out more photos at the Over-the-Rhine Blog and 5schw4r7z.

More photos on the Second Sunday on Main Facebook page and the Art Beyond Boundaries Facebook page.