For those planning to arrive early, we have arranged opportunities for you to capture the local flavor of Cincinnati according to your personal preference. Below are some of the activity options. Complete details including departure times from the hotel and estimated times each group will return still to be finalized. Each activity will vary in time commitment as well as cost. For this reason, pre-convention activities are not included in the convention registration. Once you have registered, we will reach out to gauge individual interest and schedule. The Sunday Kick-Off Party at The Great American Ballpark is co-sponsored by The National Flag Company and Flagsource. Thanks to our generous sponsors, there will be no additional cost for this activity.

SATURDAY - September 21

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
America’s largest Oktoberfest showcases the rich German heritage of Southwest Ohio, as well as
Downtown Cincinnati


Natl. Underground Railroad Freedom Center
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center shares the stories of freedom’s heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring us all. $15/pp

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Flying Axes
Triumph. Glory. Beer!
The thrill of axe throwing awaits!
Minimum of 4 participants

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Noah's Ark Encounter
Prepare to be blown away as you explore the life-sized reconstruction of Noah’s Ark. Built according to the dimensions given in the Bible, Ark Encounter is a jaw-dropping structure and theme park.

SUNDAY - September 22

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Convention Kick Off Party
This year we are going big and starting the convention with a party at The Great American Ballpark. Join your NIFDA pals at 1:00pm on Sunday, September 22nd to watch the Cincinnati Reds take on the New York Mets.