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Thanksgiving festival targets professionals with Cincinnati ties

HOME to be held Nov. 23-27
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Posted at 1:34 PM, Oct 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-25 13:34:08-04

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati's chamber of commerce is making a play for professionals who might have moved away but are visiting family over the Thanksgiving weekend.

HOME, a new festival taking place Nov. 23-27, will feature Cincinnati's food, drink, music, art and shopping to showcase the city's "transformation, vibrancy and momentum."

Featured events include the tree lighting on Fountain Square, carolers on the streetcar and a new beer festival, Ale to the Queen City, produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. Ale to the Queen City, taking place 4 to 11 p.m. on Nov. 25 and 26, will have 20-plus local craft beers, signature Cincinnati dishes and live music from The Menus, Naked Karate Girls, Cherry on Top and Flip Cup All-Stars. The event will be outdoors at The Banks, on Mehring Way between Elm Street and the Roebling Suspension Bridge.

"As the Chamber works to continue growing the region’s workforce, HOME is a fun way to connect talent with ties to the area to today’s Cincinnati and give them a taste of the vibe that they will want to be part of going forward," Chamber President and CEO Jill Meyer said in an announcement Tuesday.

The Chamber's C-Change Class 11, which includes WCPO.com Editor-in-Chief Mike Canan, is supporting the new festival.