Local Tourist: What I Did In September 2018

Posted September 28, 2018 by shooting in Cincinnati / 27 Comments

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September is coming to a close and it’s time to look back on the month that was with Dara from Not In Jersey. Did you do any fun, local things this month? Please link up below!

Let’s Look Back at September 2018

** On Saturday, September 1, I attended the 2nd Annual Potter in the Park in Ohio. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, then you know that September 1 is when students go back to Hogwarts, so it fell on a great date. Unfortunately, it was really hot that day, so we didn’t stay too long. It was fun though and both my sister and I bought something. It was fairly similar to last year’s, so I didn’t do a full post but you can read about the first Potter in the Park here.


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I had a very Harry Potter weekend! ⚑️ On Friday, I went to Cinemark theaters with a friend and saw the first Harry Potter movie. It was so much fun seeing it on the big screen again after so many years. ? Then on Saturday my mom, sister and I attended Potter in the Park: Year Two. We didn’t stay too long as it was so hot but I got this awesome wood book of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It has a wand on the spine and it opens up so I can put things in it. Isn’t it great?! ? And then I had to get a butterbeer cupcake! Yummy icing! ? Tell me- are you a Harry Potter fan? Favorite book? Mine is the third!! ? * * * * * * #potterinthepark #harrypotter #jkrowling #harrypotterfans #potterhead #prisonerofazkaban #siriusblack #bookcraft #bookish #bookmerch #butterbeer #butterbeercupcake #harrypottermovies #harrypotterintheaters #cinemark #wizardingevent #wizardingworld #bookstagram #books #booklife #booklover #bookworm #booksofinsta #booksofig #harrypotternerd #harrypotterfandom #fandom #fangirl #thepeacefulposse

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If you read the Instagram post above, you’ll see that I saw the first Harry Potter movie in theaters on August 31. Since that’s when I posted the last Local Tourist, I didn’t mention that event…so I thought I would here. I was a fan of the HP books before the first movie, so I saw it in theaters, but I was young, so it was nice being an adult and getting to experience that magic on the big screen again. Plus, I went with a friend who hadn’t seen the HP movies in theaters until the 3rd, so that was fun!

** I had a few other fun, local events planned in September but I got sick one weekend and that’s when most of my plans fell, so unfortunately, they didn’t work out, which I’m kind of bummed about.

** However, this past weekend, one of my best friends and I attended a Women’s Wellness Weekend at what’s usually a summer camp for kids. It was so much fun and I will do a complete post on that, but I wanted to mention it here! Do you have any questions? I’d be happy to answer them in my actual post if you’re curious about anything in particular!Β 

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** Last night my sister and I went to something called Slice Night in Cincinnati. You pay $15 if you buy a ticket beforehand – which we did -and then you go and eat as much pizza as you want from various Cincinnati-area pizza places. There was even some free ice cream, so you really only had to buy a drink when you were there. All the money goes to cancer research, so it’s yummy AND a good cause!

**This Sunday I’ll be attending the Renaissance Festival for the first time this year and I’m so excited. Rain and sickness ruined my previous plans to go – and I’ll be with a friend who has never been – so I’m ready to go. I’ll post more about that in October, which is Monday! Can you believe it?

So tell me: What September events did you attend? Try a new restaurant? Anything and everything local works! Link up below and we’ll visit you ASAP!

27 responses to “Local Tourist: What I Did In September 2018

  1. I love HP movies especially the books! I’m so thrilled you hear about your HP weekend Lauren. And my, sounds like you’ll be having a blast this weekend too πŸ™‚

  2. We attempted to go to a local hot air balloon festival but the balloons never went up (lame) and it was freezing and drizzly rain. I don’t want to see craft booths THAT badly. :/ I did end up going to a movie and a lunch date with my friend so that was nice!

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  3. The Harry Potter festival sounds so fun! I’m sorry you were sick for another weekend where you had plans though, that is no fun! I hope you have fun at the Renaissance Festival! I keep meaning to go to one we have here.

  4. I’m jealous of your Harry Potter weekend! I always re-read the books in the fall, and this year I’m reading them to my son. We’re watching the movies as we go, too! I’ve always wanted to go to a Harry Potter-themed park, but haven’t had a chance. I was lucky enough to be at BEA the year a museum of sorts (cannot remember exactly what it was called) came through NYC. It was full of props from the movies! I remember seeing Hagrid’s chair and thinking how huge it was.

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  5. I’m currently touring the Pacific Northwest coastline and loving it. I’m sure seeing HP as a kid and then as an adult would be very different. Glad you enjoyed it! Sorry to hear you got sick one weekend! Best laid plans kind of go out the window when you don’t feel good. Hope you’re better now. πŸ™‚

  6. Too bad it was so hot for the HP event. I’m going to a HP in concert event next weekend (a showing of the second movie accompanied by the orchestra) but thankfully it’s indoors this time and will be air conditioned! I totally would have been up for Slice Night! Pizza!!! πŸ™‚

  7. Aaah I’m a huge HP fan! I’m not sure if I could choose my favourite book though, haha! Too tough to choose! I spent most of my September in St. Tropez and also moved into my own apartment!! πŸ˜€

  8. Ooh, a slice of pizza from various places sounds right up my ally! I have never been to Cincinnati, but I’m in STL so I could totally do a weekend trip there sometime. It is crazy how popular Harry Potter is!! I’ve never read the books, but it’s still just so popular!


  9. The Harry Potter event sounds wonderful! I am happy my son got to see all of the Potter movies on the big screen as a child. Everything is so magical childhood. I hope you had a fab time at the Renn Faire. ?

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