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Welcome to the 2022 Black Family Reunion!








Thank you so much for being a part of this year’s Celebration!  We are looking forward to a wonderful 34th Annual Black Family Reunion. 


Our theme this year is, “Bold & Beautiful”. 


Please take a moment and review the details below or download the Vendor/Non-Profit Welcome Letter Event Schedule:



SATURDAY 8/13/2022

Join us at the FC Cincinnati + BFR Kickoff Night Presented By: BFR + FC Cincinnati

(FC Cincinnati vs. Atlanta United FC) on Saturday, 8/13/22 @ 7:30pm | TQL Stadium

1501 Central Pkwy Cincinnati, OH 45214


Click Here for Tickets


WEDNESDAY 8/17/2022


 Join us at the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Game on Wednesday 8/17/22 @ 12:35pm | Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202 ( Click here for tickets)



THURSDAY 8/18/2022


All-Professions Diversity & Inclusion Job Fair Presented by Superior Career Fairs | Thursday, 8/18/22 | 10am-3pm | Hard Rock Casino, 1000 Broadway St. Cincinnati, OH 45202

Note: This event is free & open to the public Click here for more information


 First Financial Bank Presents: The BFR Speaker Series | Thursday, 8/18/22 | 7pm-9pm | Corinthian Baptist Church, 1920 Tennessee Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45237     

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Author, Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, New York Times Contributing Opinion Writer, and Contributing Editor of "The New Republic" & ESPN's "The Undefeated" website. Note: This event has unlimited seating and is free & open to the public; If reserved seating is needed, please contact the  BFR Heritage Breakfast Board Chair, La'Shaunda Ewing |



FRIDAY 8/19/2022


 Fifth Third Bank Presents the BFR Heritage Breakfast | Friday, 8/19/22 | 9am-11am Fountain Square, 520 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH

Keynote Speaker: Iris Roley, Community Activist & Owner, RoSho Awards                                                                                                            

2022 BFR Family of the Year: J. Phil Holloman and Family (Past President of Cintas and Board Chairman of the Urban League) 

Click here for event registration   

Contact: for all questions/inquiries



  **NEW EVENT THIS YEAR**The BFR Historic Tour of Black Cincinnati Sponsored By

Metro  Friday, 8/19/22 | 11:00am

Tour Information: Our Tour Guide will be Professor Eric Jackson (Northern Kentucky University) The tour will leave at 11am immediately following the BFR Heritage Breakfast from Fountain Square with transportation provided by METRO. This tour is FREE, but registration is required  

Click here for event registration               

Contact: for additional questions/inquiries



SATURDAY 8/20/2022


 Nissan Presents: The 2022 BFR Parade | Saturday, 8/20/22 | 10am-12pm | Avondale Town Center, 3529 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, OH                 

Grand Marshall: Orlando Chapman                 

Note: This event is free & open to the public. Parade Staging begins at 8:00am  Click here for the parade staging route & to register for the parade     Parking is available at Zion Baptist Church, Rockdale Academy (back parking lot) For more questions about the BFR Parade, please contact Trina Tolbert |



 UC Health Presents: BFR 2022 @ Sawyer Point Park | Daily Park hours @ Sawyer Point Park (705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202) on Saturday 8/20/22 & Sunday 8/21/22 are from 12pm-8pm which is free and open to the public with various pavilions with programming that focus on the family & arts. They include:


o   Seniors Pavilion

o   Youth & Young Adult Pavilion

o   Children’s Pavilion

o   Games Pavilion

o   Sports Pavilion

o  Spirituality Pavilion

o   Health Pavilion (Vaccinations will be available in the park)         

o   **NEW AREA** Jazz Alley

o  Non- Profit Organizations Area  

o  Retail & Food Vendors 

o  BFR Concert Series- Saturday 8/20/22

       o Urban Concert Series featuring Raheem DeVaughn and more (Saturday 8/20/22, Sawyer Point Park @ 6pm-8pm) . *Note: Concert will occur Rain or Shine.


SUNDAY 8/21/2022


UC Health Presents:  BFR 2022 @ Sawyer Point Park |   Daily Park hours @ Sawyer Point Park (705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202) on Saturday 8/20/22 & Sunday 8/21/22 are from 12pm-8pm which is free and open to the public with various pavilions with programming that focus on the family & arts. They include:


o   Seniors Pavilion

o   Youth & Young Adult Pavilion

o   Children’s Pavilion

o   Games Pavilion

o   Sports Pavilion

o   Spirituality Pavilion

o   Health Pavilion (Vaccinations will be available in the park)       

o   **NEW AREA** Jazz Alley

o  Non- Profit Organizations Area 

o  Retail & Food Vendors 

o  BFR GOSPEL Concert Series- Sunday 8/21/22 * NOTE:  LOCATION CHANGE  

        o    Sunday Morning Worship Service    | (Sunday 8/21/22, **New Prospect Baptist Church | `1580 Summit Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45237 @ 11am) Keynote Speaker:  Pastor Donnie McClurkin + National Gospel Recording Artist, Earnest Pugh  

         o  Gospel Concert Series featuring National Recording Group, The Clark Sisters and others.  

*Note: Concert will occur Rain or Shine.



*   The Site Map & Booth Number will be sent to you by your area coordinator (listed below) directly via email and will be available for viewing on the BFR website by 8/18/22

* All retail & food vendor/non-profit registration sales are final, no refunds will be given.


*  If you would like booth space at the Superior Job Fair on Thursday 8/18/22 please contact Superior Job Fairs

Bob Westerkamp |

* If you are interested in being a part of the BFR Parade please contact the BFR Parade Coordinator or register on the BFR Parade tab of the website.

  Trina Tolbert |


* Tables are available at the BFR Speaker Series on Thursday 8/18/22 if desired to pass out literature, if needed, please contact the BFR Speaker Series Chair:

 Pia Spaulding |

* For seating availability for the BFR Heritage Breakfast on Friday, 8/19/22, contact: 


*   Vendors/Sponsors can begin to load in Sawyer Point Park on Saturday, 8/20/22 at 8am-11:30am

*   All retailers have the option to have a 10x10 booth with a table and 2 chairs provided for your organization for both days at Sawyer Park. Please contact the designated sponsor coordinators listed below to inform them that a booth is needed or complete the form here if you have not already.  

*   We ask that all booths be ready by 11:30am

* After the park is cleared cars can move off.

* The Main Stage opens at 5pm each day at Sawyer Point Park.

* On- Site Parking is available for a fee this year (On-site pricing will be shared via email soon) There is free parking across the street from venue.

* $8.00 food vouchers can be purchased

*   Food vendors will remain open until the park closes at 8pm daily

*   For the BFR Heritage Breakfast, paid parking is available at Fountain Square ( or at the Fifth Third Bank Center           

*   For the BFR Speaker Series, free parking is available at Corinthian Baptist Church

*  Voter's Registration will be available in the park  

*   Back to School bags will be given away

*   Please feel free to share the attached event flyer, logo, and save the date flyer within your organization and social media accounts. Also please be sure to visit, follow and like our Facebook page & Instagram and please use the hashtag #2022BlackFamilyReunion 




Per Cincinnati Fire Department, the following forms must be completed in order to participate in BFR as a food vendor. These 2 steps must be completed no later than Weds, August 10th, 2022:

STEP 1.)

ALL Food Trucks operating at BFR are required to have a Cincinnati Fire Food Truck vending license. If you do not have one already, please follow these instructions or download them here ( attach downloadable link to EZ Tak Document from the Documents for Food Vendors folder)  to access the system for Food Vendors complete Registration and begin to log in:
-To get started, you will first need to register for a CAGIS ezTrak Edge account by going to then click on the Register link. Registration takes only a few minutes. If you need help with registration, you can refer to the following step-by-step walkthrough: Creating an ezTrak Edge Account.
-For the vendors to login to the system, they can click the login button after registration and enter their login credentials. If they need help logging in, they can refer to the following step-by-step walkthrough: Logging into ezTrak Edge.
-Once the food vendor is logged into the system, they will follow the step-by-step guide on Working with the Fire Food Truck Permit to submit an application.
-The application fee it $154.50 (for mobile units using fossil fuel) and is due March of every year of operation.

If you need further help with the application/registration process, please contact:
Fire Specialist David Mingo 513-703-5734 OR Fire Specialist Maurice Lang 513-703-5727 
Click this link and follow the detailed  instructions to complete registration.  

STEP 2.)  

Cincinnati Fire Department Application for Temporary Cooking Operations guidelines are required for every Food Truck and Cooking booth at BFR. You must complete this form“ Temporary Cooking Application Guidelines”  and return the completed form to the 4 email addresses listed below   by Weds. 8/10/22  :
 Larry Farley iwillsing91@gmail.comMark Farley 

& cc’:  Equasta White : & Tracey Artis: 

We need you to complete the Temporary Cooking Operations Form and return this information to us via the emails listed above no later than Wed. August 10th, 2022

-Food Truck License Information- This document gives safety inspection information about what CFD is looking at during your inspection.
-Food Truck  Inspection Form- This form outlines what CFD looks for at events on food trucks.




If you have any additional other questions, please feel free to contact:

o  BFR Retail/ Vendor Board Chair | Darlando Dennard

o  BFR Non-Profit Organization Board Chair | Sharon Lewis

o  BFR Heritage Breakfast Board Chair | La'Shaunda Ewing |

o  BFR Parade Board Chair | Trina Tolbert |


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