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Top 9 things to do this weekend (July 12-14, 2013)

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CINCINNATI - Looking for something fun to do this weekend? 9 On Your Side has teamed up with CityBeat to bring you the top nine picks!

1. Bunbury Music Festival

The Bunbury Music Festival returns for its second year at Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove this weekend where 80 acts will play on six different stages along the Ohio River.

This year's headlining acts include FUN., MGMT and The National with performances from local and national bands throughout the festival. Check out this year's lineup here:

2.  Queen City Sausage Festival 2013

Get ready for the biggest sausage fest in town as Queen City Sausage pays homage to Porkopolis all weekend long.

There's sure to be enough meat to go around as the sausage company hosts brat eating contests and shows you 27 ways to enjoy sausages of all shapes, sizes and flavors including brats, metts and more.

Find out more here:

3. Cin City Reptile Show

The Cin City Reptile Show — a monthly reptile show — features thousands of exotic reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, supplies and feeders. Don't miss this opportunity to pick up a new family member and stock up on supplies; everything in the show is sold at or below wholesale price.

Visit for more info.

4. Tattoo convention comes to town

Love your tattoo? This weekend is your chance to show it off at the Gambling Rose Tattoo Convention at the Duke Energy Center. The annual event showcases tattoo artists from around the world. There will  also be live tattooing and contests for different tattoo categories each day of the convention.

5. St. Rita Festival

Take part in one of the oldest and largest annual festivals in the Cincinnati area at St. Rita Fest, a tradition that spans nearly 100 years.

Money raised benefits St. Rita School for the Deaf and its education for deaf individuals from all over the world. Try some of the famous turtle soup, a recipe now five generations deep; stop by one of the booths for a game of Black Jack; or purchase a chance to win a brand new car.

Check more info here:

6. Second Sunday on Main

If you're looking for something new to add to your summer routine, Second Sundays on Main are not to be missed. Every second Sunday of the month from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., local businesses, vendors, artists and musician collaborate efforts to host a neighborhood festival in Over-the-Rhine.

This year marks the eighth season for the event which takes place on Main Street between 13th and Liberty streets starting this Sunday, June 9 through Oct. 13.

Get details here:

7. MidPoint Indie Summer Series

Cincinnati is a great town not only for its food, breweries and sports teams; it also has a ton of free live music. As one of the city's favorite summer events, the MidPoint Indie Summer series continues at Fountain Square.

Every Friday musical acts from around the world, including regional and local artists, will take the stage for free performances.

Check out this week's lineup here (

8. The City Flea

This weekend, skip the mall and flash your cash at Cincinnati's monthly urban flea market. With more than 170 participating vendors since 2011, you're sure to find something local and unique for your closet, home or taste buds.

Find out details here:

9. Rabbit Hash hosts Folksiders Market

Folksiders is a consortium of artists, crafters, potters, musicians, bakers, designers and more from around the Tri-State. Every second Sunday they host the Folksiders Market in Rabbit Hash, Ky., with the goal of taking their love for beautiful, interesting and sometimes forgotten things and turning them into an art market experience to share with the community.

Visit for more info.

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