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Updated May 21, 2024

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The Cincinnati Critter And Handler Weekend is a fun LGBTQ+ weekend where whiskers meet whips!

Ladies, gents, critters, and handlers, are your tails wagging in anticipation? Because they should be. Enter the Cincinnati Critter and Handler Weekend in Cincinnati– a concoction of camaraderie, kink, and playful paws, all set against the vibrant backdrop of Cincinnati's most eclectic venues.

Friday: Dive into the weekend with the "Meet and Greet Block Party" – where fur meets flair! Whether you're a sly fox or a mysterious panther, strut your stuff and rub paws with fellow contestants at Bar 901 and The Birdcage. Expect laughter, a dash of mischief, and perhaps a purr or two!

Saturday: Fancy a kink-ucational start to your day? Sign up for Kink U classes, where the curious and the confident converge for a lesson in living on the wild side. But wait – the fur really flies at the "Animal House Mosh", a playful prelude to the evening’s climax: the main contest at Liberty Exhibition Hall in Northside. Bring your best growl, prowl, and howl!

Sunday: After a weekend of fun and frolics, it's time to wind down with some heartwarming grub. Nosh on a delightful brunch at MOTR Pub, where you'll have the purr-fect chance to meet the newly crowned winner, mingle with contestants, and share tales with visiting leatherfolk. Raise a toast to new friendships, unforgettable experiences, and the start of many more fuzzy adventures.

Paw-ticipants, handlers, and the just-plain-curious – this weekend promises a wild ride through the concrete jungle. Sharpen those claws, shine those leashes, and we'll see you there in Cincinnati for Cincinnati Critter and Handler Weekend!

Awaiting dates for 2024!


Liberty Exhibiton Hall, 3938 Spring Grove Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45223
United States


  • 21+
  • Bears
  • Bisexual
  • Fetish
  • Gay
  • Leather
  • Mixed


  • Dance
  • Disco
  • EDM
  • Techno
  • Top 40
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