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Here at the Butler County Visitors Bureau, we navigate these lively streets through the eyes of a local and the heart of a traveler. We write down every delicious dish, sip every craft brew, walk into each local shop, seize any and all outdoor opportunities, and never turn down a donut. We share our experiences and behind-the-scenes knowledge here, on the BC blog and we’re not the only ones buzzing with excitement about the adventures to be had in Southwest Ohio. Guest bloggers from across the country travel to Butler County to eat and play like a local. May you never lose your sense of wanderlust, we hope it guides you straight to a place that’s full of soul and authenticity. A place like Butler County.

Featured Stories

Nothing says the 4th of July like the smell of barbeque, the sound of parades, and the sight of fireworks. Many...

The search for the perfect sandwich can be a lifelong pursuit. You may have been burned before, taking a bite into...

Sipping on pints of craft beer in the space that creates them is an automatic memory maker. The complexities of...

The latest foodie craze has made its scenic journey from the West Coast all the way to our vibrant corner of...

What better way to officially welcome summer, then playing outside! These 10 parks in Butler County, Ohio have miles...

I’m normally not a purveyor of clichés; however, there is one that I will forever abide by: It’s the little things...

Live music is food for the soul. Passionate performers create an energy that’s almost palpable. The crowd moves and...

Soft serve ice cream and warm sunny days are the greatest duo since peanut butter & jelly. The delicious mix of...

Nothing revives my sleepy Saturday soul quite like a trip to the farmers market. With a steaming mug of coffee in...

Stories of the BC

Dads are awesome! Celebrate all the things they do for us with 10 activities that they'll love. Between kayaking, golfing, sipping on brews, and soft serve there's something for every dad to enjoy in Butler County this Father's Day Weekend.   Jungle Jim’s International Beer Festival June 15 & 16 7:30-10PM Sip on...
The worlds of Blues, Brews, BBQ (and classic cars too) will converge at the Buckeye BBQ Fest on May 18-19, 2018 at The Square @ Union Centre in West Chester. Follow these simple “Do’s and Don’ts” and become a BBQ festival pro in no time. DO – Come with an Appetite This is an absolute must. There are over 30...
The gravel path from the parking lot leads guests at Hanover Winery into a beautiful little oasis: beside the winery building is a picturesque pond, some tables, and in the distance, rows of grapevines. The front door beckons you into the tasting room. When Eddie and Elizabeth McDonald started Hanover Winery, it grew...
Mother's Day is a time to thank the mom in your life for everything that she does. Tailor this special occasion to her unique style, and surprise Mom to a one-of-a-kind weekend.   We have a hunch she'll like... Brunch! Who doesn’t love a good brunch? The Coach House has an incredible Mother’s Day buffet. Treat your...
The sun is shining high and there are flowers beneath our feet – it’s finally spring! Now that it’s warm and bright outside, I’m ready to get back to the outdoors and take on new adventures. One of my favorite parts about the feeling of spring is the sight of new flowers blossoming after a long winter of hiding. To...
Butler County will surprise and delight you if you give it the chance. I didn't know what to expect or would find on my first drive up I-75 North from Cincinnati in October of 2016. After a year and a half working as a Marketing Intern and then Assistant Marketing Coordinator for the Butler County Visitors Bureau,...
Flowers form a bit of a symbiotic relationship with those who care for them. Through nurturing, consistent attention from their planters, they grow and flourish. Their beauty becomes a patient reward for the time and effort that’s poured into them. The Two Little Buds team have blossomed from this fruitful...
The Spicy Olive in West Chester is much more than an olive oil tasting room. It is an elevated shopping experience that aims to make your day, food, and health better. They’ve taken what some would consider a minor cooking component and turned it into something much bigger.   When you first walk into The Spicy Olive,...
The Coach House is a culinary gift to the vibrant Hamilton dining scene. Their passion and commitment to excellence is unwavering and made abundantly clear by their immensely dedicated team and tasty creations. They craft an experience that’s inventive yet consistent. Every delicious dish, beautiful garnish, and...
Signs of spring are starting to shine through, and I could not be more excited. If you’re anything like me, then you are ready to get out and explore in the beautiful weather! For some fun in the sun inspiration, here are 9 events to add to your calendar. From amazing works of art to strawberries galore, so many...
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