Top 9 things to do this weekend in the Tri-State (Sept. 26-29)

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. MidPoint Music Festival

Three days. Sixteen venues. Dozens of bands. Are you ready to rock?

It’s time for Cincinnati’s annual celebration of everything that’s new, live and loud.

MidPoint Music Festival is taking over Over-the-Rhine with a host of acts for music aficionados and the curious to enjoy.

Get the full scoop on all the shows by heading here:

2. Take me out to the ball game

The final game of the regular season may be in sight for the Reds, but that doesn’t mean a home wildcard game -- and future playoff games -- are impossible.

The final series starts Friday at Great American Ball Park as Cincinnati takes on the Pittsburgh Pirates.

While the Reds will likely have to host the Bucs in a one-game playoff on Oct. 1, it’s up to everyone across the Queen City to send the boys of summer to the playoffs in style and pack the house.

To catch all the details on tickets, get on deck by clicking here:

3. Wiedemann's Oktoberfest keeps Munich-style fun going in Newport

This weekend promises an Oktoberfest in true German fashion -- rain or shine.

Featuring brews, bratwurst and other authentic German bites and beverages, this three-day festival brings together culture, beer and community, all under the same tent.

Wiedemann's is taking over as the title sponsor of the event. Organizers said the festival will feature Wiedemann's Oktoberfest beer, a Marzen-style beer.

Get your glass filled with German goodness at:

4. Playhouse in the Park brings story of Tuskegee Airmen to life in 'Fly'

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park takes flight this week -- more or less.

The show is Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan’s Fly, a story inspired by heroes from World War II -- the first African-American military pilots, now known as the Tuskegee Airmen.

It’s a documentary, but the story of these men and the hurdles they overcame is told with a sky full of invention.

Bring your browser in for a safe landing and get all the show times at:

5. Apocalypse now? Zombies take over downtown

They're here for your brains! Or maybe just a spooky good time.

Hundreds of people are expected to take part in the fifth annual Cincinnati Zombie Walk on Saturday.

The horde will wind its way through downtown before culminating at a free party at Fountain Square.

Put down your favorite copy “The Walking Dead” and head to: for how you can take part in the fun.

6. Scare up some fun for the whole family at Fall-O-Ween

Gather up the whole family and head to Coney Island to kick off the fall season right.

After enjoying Coney’s classic rides, kids can head on down the Trick-or-Treat Trail in their Halloween best to fill their bags with goodies.

You can stock up on some fall favorites at the harvest markets or help your little ones learn to bake as they attend Apple Pie School.

Find out what you need to know about this frightfully get time at:

7. CliftonFest to turn local streets into artists' showcase

Come take a stroll around the Clifton Business District as local art enthusiasts transform the sidewalks and streets into works of art, proving that sidewalk chalk isn’t just for the kids’ scribbles.

There will be live music, a biergarten, works of chalk art and artisan booths all weekend long.

There’s also a 5K for those feeling more athletic than artistic.

Get out your chalk, lace up your shoes and click here for more:

8. Great Outdoor Weekend promises sampling of best Tri-State outdoor recreation

It’s time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors!

Saturday and Sunday, join in on more than 150 free activities in more than 50 locations across Greater Cincinnati to celebrate a decade of Great Outdoor Weekends, a sampling of the best outdoor recreation and nature education activities in the area.

Featuring everything from scavenger hunts, hikes and campfire marshmallow roasts to presentations on birds, planet and star viewings and lessons on solar cooking, the Great Outdoor Weekend promises a great outdoor time for children and adults alike.

Hike on over to

for all the locations you can check out for some full fun.

9. Boone County Animal Shelter hosts second annual Pawapalooza

The Boone County Animal Shelter presents the second annual Pawapalooza, a family-friendly (and pet-friendly) daylong event featuring animal adoptions, games, inflatable bouncy things, a K9 5K run/walk, dog agility contests, dog costume contests and more.

Funds raised from the event will directly benefit the animals in the care of the Boone County Animal Shelter, supporting medical care for sick, injured, abused and orphaned animals as well as the shelter’s foster program.

Find out where you can meet some new furry friends by going here:

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