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The BC has something for everyone

Welcome to the BC Blog! Here at the Butler County Visitors Bureau we love capturing and sharing stories with you. The communities in Butler County are unique, exciting and full of charm. Whether you are looking for a relaxing romantic getaway, an action packed weekend or fun with the whole family plenty of options await you. In addition to the weekly blog make sure not to miss 52 Weekends, where you can find an entire year’s worth of weekend plans and trips!

We look forward to welcoming you to Butler County soon!

-BCVB Team

Featured Stories

Hello Weekend! Wait, Hello Labor Day Weekend! Labor Day is...

A tall frosty mug, sweet scoops of rich vanilla ice cream, and perfectly poured classic root beer, foaming on top....

Experience Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum like never before! A worldwide phenomenon from...

Some people call it a city within a city. Some people call it The Wald. Some, simply Lindenwald. Anyway you slice it...

Ahhhh Summer! Warm days and glorious sunshine. I do everything in my power to spend time as much time as possible...

I’m a golf fanatic. I love to hit a new course, and enjoy the pursuit of the perfect swing. The only trouble is that...

We see them, we admire them, we have no idea how much work goes into them. What am I taking about? Murals. These...

Food is love and love is food. That’s what some people say and I have to agree. There’s not much better than a tasty...

A little BBQ joint in Middletown has been called “quite possibly the best BBQ in the state.”  With this type of hype...

Stories of the BC

There’s a new “kid” in town with an amazing track record. Prepare your taste buds for some crazy concoctions and some timeless classics. With their oldest recipes being 50 years old, and their icing and custard made from scratch, every donut is “a handmade labor of love”. In either late August or early September, say...
I wasn’t blessed with a green thumb. It makes me sad to admit that plants seem to come to a very quick, tragic end under my loving care. But, that doesn’t stop me from trying. I love fresh flowers in my house. I just don’t seem to have the talent to grow them myself.   Imagine my delight when I realized there’s an...
I spent my college years in the Appalachian mountains, and developed a love for getting out in the natural world by taking walks on the Blue Ridge Parkway and sections of the Appalachian Trail. When I moved to Butler County, Ohio, I wasn’t sure that I would find the same appreciation for nature and availability of...
Summers are precious, they’re here and then they’re gone. The same goes for time with our little ones and sweet summer berries. Perfect combo, right? Family time, summer days, and berry picking! I hit the trifecta at Indian Springs Berry Farm, which opened last week.   Seemed like a great excursion for a little one,...
Henry’s Candy Company is the sweetest addition to High Street in Hamilton. If sugar’s involved, I’m there! I stopped in for a sneak peek. Here are the top 5 things to know before you go.   1. BEARS… A RAINBOW OF GUMMY ONES   Pink grapefruit, watermelon, orange creamsicle, strawberry banana, chocolate covered cinnamon...
Coffee is so complex! No, I’m not talking about ordering a venti, half-sweet, skim milk, Caramel Macchiato. I’m talking about a regular cup of coffee, and all the steps that go into producing a single cup. From picking the plant to the final pour, the entire process is not easy. Thankfully for us, the Oxford Coffee...
Brews, board games, and even cold brew coffee on tap! Get acquainted with FigLeaf Brewing Company. Have a seat at the handmade bar crafted from reclaimed 1800s barn wood, or watch the brewing process and enjoy your drink from a stool overlooking the production area.   In addition to 20 beers on tap, FigLeaf also...
I have always believed that the best way to brighten a room is to add a beautiful arrangement of flowers, but it’s no secret that I don’t have a green thumb. Lucky for me, now I don’t have to worry about watering flowers when I get home, thanks to a new store that opened on Main Street in Hamilton.     Photo: Sherry's...
Finding that perfect one-of-a-kind item to complete a room's décor can be a daunting task. You want to set your home apart from everyone else’s, but also don’t want to break the bank. Go back to the roots of design and style, and find that specialty piece by antiquing! You’ll be amazed at what you may find. An...
Summer is flying by, and what better way to spend the day than being adventurous out in the sun? Recently, I discovered one of Butler County’s hidden gems, Jimco’s Riverside Pizza & Kayaking. My adventure began with a good friend, and a cruise to Middletown in a bright yellow Jeep. The two of us didn’t know what...
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