What to do this weekend 9/20/2012

Oktoberfest – Zinzinnati USA
Sept. 21, noon – midnight, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. – midnight, Sept. 23, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Downtown Cincinnati

This outdoor festival showcases the rich German heritage of Southwestern Ohio, as well as tasty samples of German-style music, food and beer. First held in 1976, the event has grown to be North America’s largest Oktoberfest with over 500,000 people attending each year.
Cost: Free
More info: www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com

2012 Cincinnati Comic Expo
Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Cincinnati

Expo that will include Hall C. Comics, graphic novels, cards, toys, games, artists and writers. Dealers available to buy, sell and trade. Registration and fee ($50-$150) required for Star Wars’ Nick Gillard’s fight and light saber Jedi training. Meet Jason Frank, original Green Power Ranger, and Chris Burns as Hawkeye.
Price: Tickets $65 VIP, $25 weekend, $15 one-day pass
More info: www.cincinnaticomicexpo.com
Ben Hammond at Raniero’s
Sept. 21, 8 p.m.
Raniero’s Pizzeria, 28 Martha Layne Collins Blvd., Cold Spring, Ky.

Acoustic singer-songwriter Ben Hammond will perform at this local, NKU-based pizzeria. Open to all ages. Show will include live-looped guitar, vocals and vocal percussion, covers, originals and impromptu mashup jams.
Price: Free
More info: www.benhammondmusic.com/index.htm

Hyde Park Farmers Market
Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Hyde Park Square, 2643 Erie Ave., Cincinnati

Farmers Market that sells local produce and farm goods, gourmet goods and more. The market offers both organic and conventionally grown produce, with an emphasis on organic, by supporting small and family-run farms in the tri-state area.
Price: Free
More info: www.hydeparkfarmersmarket.com/