Fall and Halloween Happenings in Cincinnati for 2018
byBridgett Raffenberg The leaves are changing. Temps are cooling down. And it’s time for a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, costumes, and Trick-or-Treating! Enjoy some of the fun September and October “Things to do” in Cincinnati! Click the link for full details, all dates are for 2018.
Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, and Fun on the Farm:
Fall on the Farm at Blooms and Berries Farm Market, Sept. 22 – Oct. 31; Enjoy a working farm experience with pumpkins, wagon rides, corn mazes (adult and child-sized), farm animals, giant playground, Barn Market, and more. See our post about Fall on the Farm. Fall Farm Days at Bonnybrook Farms, weekends Sept. 29 – Oct. 28, 2018; The pumpkin farm is a festival of color and activities. Pick and cut the perfect pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch; take an Adventure Wagon Ride with professional actors; find your way through the CrAzEd CoRn MAzE; pet and brush friendly Farm Animals and Ride a Pony; play a round of Clodhopper Golf or try your skills at Giant Slingshots and Archery. It’s all family fun! Fall Pumpkin Festival at Burger Farms, weekends in October (through Oct. 28). Enjoy pumpkins, corn stalks, mums, gourds, apple cider, animated pumpkin land characters, rides, games, food, music, farm animals, crafters and more. Burwinkel Farms – Opened Sept. 29 (per their Facebook page); During the month of September, this farm in Ross transitions from a produce market into an October Fall Extravaganza. With over 20+ varieties of locally grown apples, as well as all your fall decorating needs, Burwinkel Farms is the perfect place to take your family for corn stalks, gourds and pumpkins of all sorts, Indian corn, apple cider, and mums. The farm offers a variety of activities for all ages including a corn maze, scavenger hunt, straw tunnel, corn pool, and weekend hayrides to a pick a pumpkin from the patch. Country Pumpkins: Alpine Hills Dairy Farm, Sept. 8 – Oct. 31, 2018. Enjoy kiddie corn maze, petting zoo, corn box, straw bale maze, play area, Sand Tunnels, Hay Pyramid and picnic shelter are all FREE, and our U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, 4 Acre Corn Maze, hayrides, barrel train rides, Cotton Wagon Ride, Turbo Slide, Extreme Launcher and food are available for purchase. Irons Fruit Farm – Open weekends in October; corn maze, hay ride to pumpkin patch, pumpkins, etc.; weekends only (weekends in Oct.) Neltner’s Farm and Greenhouses Fall Fest: Opening Sept. 29; Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, an expansive corn maze, pick-your-own pumpkin patch, the petting zoo, pony rides, homemade food and ice cream, farm shop, crafters, pottery, face-painting, seasonal apples, folk art, live music, a wonderful variety of demonstrations and a barrel train! Weekend admission is $5 (ages 3 and up) with weekend hours of 10 AM-6 PM, Weekend admission includes horse drawn wagon rides, 2+ acre corn maze, live music (1:30pm – 4:30pm). You will also gain access to their model train display, petting zoo, crafters, face painting, wine tasting, home-cooked food, farm stand with all of your fall item needs, plus acres to roam. Weekday admission is free and they’re open 9 AM-6 PM with farm shop, maze, barrel train rides, petting zoo, and pumpkin patch open. Niederman Family Farm’s Fall Festival – Sept. 21 to Oct. 28, 2018. Including a 4 acre corn maze, hay rides, human foosball, ball zones, kids play area, bonfires, and more. Shaw’s Fall Festival Weekend: Shaw Farms, dates are listed as 3rd weekend in Sept. – October; weekends only, 9am – 7pm. This farm event’s are weather permitting. Jackson Family Farm Fall Festival, Saturdays only from Sept. 22 – October 20.
October Things to do in Cincinnati (all dates are for 2018):
Halloween Nights at Parky’s Farm: Thursday – Sunday, Oct. 11-28, 5:30-9:30pm. Dress your best and bring out your little ghouls and goblins, princesses and superheroes to a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly Halloween party. HallZOOween at the Cincinnati Zoo: “always hairy, never scary”; weekends in October Haunted Village (family friendly, slight fright): October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27. Heritage Village Museum will transform into a Haunted Village for a family-friendly, slight-fright event. Our 19th century village inside Sharon Woods is the perfect setting for a spooky October evening! Trick-or-treat through the Village meeting a headless horseman, a witch, a fortune teller, and a mad scientist. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride. Walk through the haunted cemetery. Enjoy face painting, balloon art, games, and storytelling. Fall-O-Ween: Coney Island, starts October 6, 2018. The first three weekends in October will be packed with Halloween events and new activities sure to delight kids, parents, grandparents alike. The Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Island (family-friendly), Saturdays & Sundays from Sept. 29 – October 28. Family-friendly fun including live entertainment, mazes, trick-or-treating and more. Jack O’Lantern Junction at EnterTRAINment Junction (family friendly): Walk through the kid-friendly trick-or-treat maze, visit the mini animated display and visit the area’s only indoor Pumpkin Patch – kids get a free mini pumpkin! Plus, don’t worry about the weather it’s all indoors! Sept. 29 – Oct. 31, 2018.