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):
October 5: Dollar Movie Night at Coney featuring Hocus Pocus
October 5: Freaky Friday with a Twist – Halloween Carnival at TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion. Come dressed in your Halloween costumes and join us for a frightening good time at our annual Halloween Carnival.
Members and nonmembers: $7 per child (ages 2 and up); children under age 2 and adults FREE.
October 5-7: Kentucky Wool Festival
October 6 and 7: Sunflower Festival at Gorman Heritage Farm
October 6: Apple Cider and Pumpkin Celebration Weekend at Hidden Valley Orchards (Lebabon)
October 6: Luminary Night Hike at Glenwood Gardens
October 12: Blue Stone Ivory Halloween Dance Party at Moonlite Gardens
October 12-14: Operation Pumpkin in Hamilton; live music, food, activities, crafts, and more
October 13: The Great Pumpkin Fest at Keener Park, West Chester
October 13 and 14: Ohio Sauerkraut Festival in Waynesville
October 17: An Early All Hallows Eve at Krohn Conservatory (adults only)
October 20: Trunk ‘R Treat Fall Festival at Beech Acres, 2;30-5pm; A classic car show, kids in costumes, music, games, prizes and candy combine for this annual event. Families and car enthusiasts stroll around the oval at Beech Acres Park while kids “trunk ‘r treat.” Pets are not permitted. Festival Activities – tickets sold at the event 2:30-4:30 p.m.: $5 per child (age 10 and under)
October 19 and 20: Magic Forest Halloween Hikes: Caldwell Nature Preserve, reservations required
October 20: Harvest Hootenanny at Story Woods Park, Noon – 9pm. Join in for a day filled with family-friendly fun! Interact with 20 animals at Honey Hill Farm’s petting zoo, enter a Jack o’ Lantern contest, shop at booths from local crafters and artists, play games, pick a pumpkin from their patch, listen to live music, and eat great food! End your day by roasting marshmallows and enjoying a special outdoor screening of “Hocus Pocus”! Admission is FREE, so bring the whole family.
October 20 and 21: Weber Family Pumpkin Festival
October 21: Howl-O-Ween in the Woods: Dress up in awesome costumes and sniff up some fun with your canine companion! Take a walk on our trail filled with over 100 carved pumpkins and along the way meet local pet specialists that will fill your goody bag plus provide guidance on any questions you might have. Cost is $10 per dog.
October 21: “Lights Up Night” at Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall, 6-6:45pm
October 24: Taft Museum of Art Halloween Bash
October 26: Halloween Party at Rhinegeist, 8pm – 2am. Adults only.
October 27: Halloween Walk in the Woods, 12-3pm at the Blue Ash Nature Park
October 27: Nature at Night Pumpkin Hike at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve/Ellenwood Nature Barn, 6:30-7:30pm
October 27 and 28: Tricks or Treats Weekend at the Ohio Renanissance Festival
October 27 and 28: Enjoy Fall Fest Weekend at Washington Park
October 28: USS Nightmare “Lights On” Matinee (for younger audiences per their site), 4-6pm
October 29: Creatures of the Night Halloween Party at 21C Museum Hotel
October 31: Carol Ann’s Carousel Trick or Treat Event, 11am – 3:30pm
Fall and Halloween Related “Things to Do”:
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.
Haunted Houses and Other Adult Events:
Haunted Brewery Tours: Can You Solve the Mystery? Haunted Brewery Tours run every Friday and Saturday night in October, from 7 to 11pm, at the Christian Moerlein Brewery (1621 Moore St. Cincinnati OH 45202) in Over-the-Rhine.
Haunted Tours from American Legacy Tours (Cincinnati, Covington, Newport): now through November
Haunted Cincinnati Tours: now through December
Halloween Haunt at Kings Island, Fridays & Saturdays Sep. 21 – Oct. 28
U.S.S. Nightmare: Built on a retired working steamboat; Wednesday – Sunday starting Sept. 26 and ending Nov. 3.
Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall: opens September 28 and runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through October 27th (Closed Sunday Oct. 28th)
The Land of Illusion Haunted Nights: August 31 – Nov. 3 (weekends, see site for details)
The Dent Schoolhouse Haunted House: Sept. 14 through end of Nov. 3; see site for dates
The Wilmington Haunted Hollow Ride: Sept. 22 thru Oct. 27 (Fridays and Saturdays)
Haunted Village at Heritage Village Museum (family friendly, slight-fright; at Sharon Woods), October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27.
Trunk or Treat (we are adding to this list continually so check back often):
October 20: Trunk or Treat Fall Festival at Beech Acres Park, 2:30-5pm
October 20: Halloween Trunk or Treat at Dillonvale Shopping Center, 12-3pm
October 20: Trunk or Treat at Good Shephard Lutheran Church, 4-6pm
October 21: “Lights Up Night” at Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall, 6-6:45pm; the children get to go trick or treating through the (much less scary) Haunted Hall as well as getting a trip through the giant vortex tunnel. Cost is $5 per child, adults free.
October 23: Community Trick or Treat at Mt. St. Joseph University
October 25: Trick or Treat at Scene 75 in Milford, 6-9pm; free indoor Trick of Treat
October 26: Trunk or Treat at the Vineyard Westside, 7-8:30pm
October 26: Halloween Treat Street at Deerfield Towne Center, 6-8pm
October 27: Trunk or Treat at Florence United Methodist Church, 5-630pm
October 27: Trunk or Treat at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (3rd grade and younger), 12-2p
October 28: Boo Fest at Liberty Center
October 30: Trick or Treat at IKEA in West Chester, 6-8pm
October 31: Mall-O-Ween at Northgate Mall, 4-7pm
October 31: Trick or Treat at Carol Ann’s Carousel (at The Banks), 11am-3:30pm.