July 2019



4 Great Ohio Riverfronts

Whether you want to spend an afternoon paddling or watching the day roll by, make these spots part of your summer travel plans. 

Appalachia: Astronauts and Stargazing

From attractions tied to American icons to perfect spots for gazing into the universe, these destinations in Ohio’s Appalachian counties celebrate space and our exploration of it.

Hometown Road Trips: 2018-19

Summer means it’s time to explore. Check out these finds we discovered while visiting our 2018–2019 Best Hometowns.

Ohio State Fair Guide

Plan your trip to the fair with our updated guide to what’s new, what’s cool and what you’ll want to be sure to see, eat and do. 

Ohio State Fair: Animal Attractions

From racing pigs to grand champion livestock, no visit to the Ohio State Fair is complete without taking a closer look at the animals you’ll find there. 

Ohio State Fair: Food Guide

From sandwiches that celebrate our state's farmers to more than three dozen food items new to the fair this year, here's a sampler of what you can dig into. 

Ohio State Fair: Iconic Spots

From the Cardinal Gate’s namesake to the Dairy Products Building’s iconic butter creations, here are four famous spots you'll want to visit (and snap a quick photo) at the fair. 

Ohio State Fair: Show Times

From free concerts by the All-Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir to performances by Toby Keith, The Cowsills and more, the Ohio State Fair offers a feast for the ears. 

Ohio State Fair: Where to Cool Off

When the midday sun starts to blaze, it’s time to look for a little shade. Here are spots to chill out and discover some really cool things. 

Food + Drink

Cover Crop Beer

North High Brewing helps mark the Ohio Farm Bureau centennial with a creation celebrating Buckeye State farmers.

Ohio Eats: Mister Mustard

When you’re ready to grill this summer, make sure this mustard is in your fridge.

Savor Summer: What’s in Season

Your local farmers market is brimming with fresh produce. We asked six Ohio chefs to share their insight and advice for making the most of it. 

What’s in Season: August

Cara Mangini of Little Eater in Columbus and Paige Beal of Harvest Moon Craft Kitchen in Canal Winchester help navigate the wealth of August crops

What’s In Season: July

Erika Rapp of Registry Bistro in Toledo and Ben Bebenroth of Spice Kitchen + Bar in Cleveland share their insight into July's prime produce.

What’s in Season: September

Matt Rapposelli of Kindred Spirits at The Inn at Cedar Falls in Logan and Jansen Trotman of Lily’s Bistro in Dayton share how to use fall fruits and vegetables.


‘Luminous: Encaustic Works by Barbara Vogel’

The Zanesville Museum of Art presents 25 of the artist’s portraits and landscapes through Aug. 3. 

The Art of Quilt-maker Nancy Crow

Artist Nancy Crow draws inspiration from near and far to create beautiful and inventive quilts that take the medium to a new level.

Home + Garden

Seek and Sought, Columbus

Artist Jennalee Cook turns worn-out LPs, cassettes and music memorabilia into melodic treasures.

Ohio Life

3 Questions: Jim Thome

Indians legend Jim Thome discusses the origins of his batting stance, his most memorable All-Star Game and playing in the World Series.

Apollo 11: 3 Things We Learned

John Oldham, exhibits specialist at Cleveland’s NASA Glenn Research Center, shares what our trips to the moon taught us (and where we’ll go from here).

Armstrong Air & Space Museum, Wapakoneta

The city of Wapakoneta celebrates Neil Armstrong in a museum dedicated to the iconic astronaut’s life and accomplishments.

Essay: Apollo 11 at 50

On the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s famous first steps, one writer recalls the lead-up to that summer night that captured the imagination of people around the globe. 

One Giant Leap: Apollo 11 at 50

Fifty years after Ohioan Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon, we look to the past and share how you can celebrate America’s space milestone this summer. 

Q&A: Douglas Brinkley on ‘American Moonshot’

The author and historian talks with us about President John F. Kennedy’s determination to put an American on the moon.

RiversEdge at Marcum Park, Hamilton

In fall 2018, the American Planning Association added the city of Hamilton’s riverfront gathering spot to its list of Great Public Spaces in America.

Wapakoneta’s Moon Menu Trail

Neil Armstrong’s hometown is serving up a galaxy of space-themed food and drinks between now and Aug. 1. Here’s a preview of three of them.