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 2017.
Thank you to our sponsor for this post – Bonnybrook Farms.
Family traditions are enjoyed by many at Bonnybrook Farms, a beautiful 370 acre working farm located in rural Warren County. On weekends during Fall Farm Days, take a family friendly Adventure Wagon Ride along the old stone roads of this historic farm, across the old railway, past the old home site and into the valley of Todd Fork where you will encounter colorful characters portrayed by professional actors. Climb aboard the farm wagon on Saturday evenings for a spooky Lantern Light Ride back to a time when only lanterns lit the way. Glimpse ghostly travelers from the past and hear their true stories. Afterwards try to find your way through the Crazed Corn Maze.
Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, and Fun on the Farm:
Fall on the Farm at Blooms and Berries Farm Market, Sept. 23 – 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. 30 – Oct. 29, 2017; Take a family friendly Adventure Wagon Ride along the old stone roads of this historic farm, across the old railway, past the old home site and into the valley of Todd Fork where you will encounter colorful characters portrayed by professional actors. And on Saturday evenings from 7:30 to 10:30 pm, climb aboard the farm wagon for a spooky Lantern Light Ride back to a time when only lanterns lit the way. Glimpse ghostly travelers from the past and hear their true stories. Afterwards try to find your way through the Crazed Corn Maze.
Burwinkel Farms – 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. 9 – Oct. 31, 2017. Enjoy the kiddie corn maze, petting zoo, corn box, straw bale maze, play area, Sand Tunnels, Hay Pyramid and picnic shelter which are all FREE, and their 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 – corn maze, hay ride to pumpkin patch, pumpkins, etc.; weekends only (weekends in Oct.)
Pumpkin Days on the Farm, Benton Farm, October 21-22, 2017.
Neltner’s Farm and Greenhouses Fall Fest: October 1-30, 2017; Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, an expansive corn maze, pick-your-own pumpkin patch, the petting zoo, pony rides, homemade food and ice cream, our 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 ride to the pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting zoo, and acres to roam; Weekday admission is free and they’re open 9 AM-6 PM with farm shop, pumpkin patch, maze, & petting zoo open.
Niederman Family Farm’s Fall Festival – Sept. 30 to Oct. 29, 2017. Including horse-drawn wagon rides, model train display, an expansive corn maze, our pick-your-own pumpkin patch, 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!
Shaw’s Fall Festival Weekend: Shaw Farms, weekends from Sept. 16 – October 29, 2017; weather permitting
October Things to do in Cincinnati (all dates are for 2017):
Sept. 13 – October 15: Broadway in Cincinnati’s Wicked is at The Aronoff Center
October 1: Enjoy the sounds of the Rob Allegeyer Trio as part of the Fall Jazz Series at the Taft Museum of Art, 2:30
October 7: Loveland’s KidFest, 2-4pm at Nisbet Park; The event kicks off with a Children’s Halloween Costume Parade that starts at the Gazebo and travels around Nisbet Park. Free Halloween Pails at the Gazebo for the first 500 kids that arrive. The kids can fill their pails with goodies at the designated “Trick or Treat Spots” in the park.
October 7 and 8: Sunflower Festival at Gorman Heritage Farm
October 6-8: Kentucky Wool Festival
October 8: Celebrate cooler weather, changing leaves and the harvest season at Findlay Market’s annual Fall Food Festival, 10am to 4pm
October 13-15: Operation Pumpkin in Hamilton; live music, food, activities, crafts, and more
October 14: 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 14: The Great Pumpkin Fest at Keener Park, West Chester
October 14 and 15: Ohio Sauerkraut Festival in Waynesville
October 14: Spooky Pooch in Glendale, 11am – 5pm; activities for dogs and their owners; including Spookiest Pooch contest, Spooky Pooch Parade, and more
October 14: Trunk R’ Treat Fall Festival , 2:30-5:30; A classic car show, kids in costumes, music, games and lots of candy combine for this annual event
October 15: Make it a Fabulous Fall Funday! at the Taft Museum’s 3rd Sunday Funday; 1-4pm at the Taft Museum of Art
October 20 and 21: Magic Halloween Hikes: Caldwell Nature Preserve, reservations required
October 20: Enjoy the Movie in the Park (Hocus Pocus) with tricks and treats; Summit Park in Blue Ash, 6-10pm
October 21 and 22: Minges and Weber Family Pumpkin Festival
October 22: Howling Pooch Parade in Wyoming
October 21 and 22: Pumpkin Days on the Farm at Benton Farm
October 22: “Lights Up Night” at Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall, 6-6:45pm
October 22: Dog Costume Paw-Rade in Mainstrasses (Covington)
October 27: Rhinegeist Halloween Party, 8pm – 1am
October 27: Woodburn Halloween in Walnut Hills, 6-9pm
October 27: 4th Annual Oakley Masquerade, 8pm-12am
October 27-29: Hallo-Weekend at Duke Energy Children’s Museum
October 28: Halloween Walk in the Woods, 12-3pm at the Blue Ash Nature Park
October 28: Nature at Night Pumpkin Hike at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 6:30-7:30
October 28: Haunted History Night Hike at Glenwood Gardens; ages 16+; $10; must register by Oct. 26
October 28: Carol Ann’s Carousel Trick or Treat Event, 11am – 3:30pm
October 28: Halloween Skate Party at the Fountain Square Ice Rink, 9am – 11pm
October 28 and 29: Hallo-Weekend at Cincinnati Museum Center
October 28 and 29: Tricks or Treats Weekend at the Ohio Renanissance Festival
October 28-29: Enjoy Fall Fest Weekend at Washington Park
October 29: A Very Green Halloween at the Krohn Conservatory, 1-3pm
October 29: USS Nightmare “Lights On” Matinee (for younger audiences per their site), 4-6pm
October 30: Paint a Pumpkin at Rivertown Brewery’s Family Fun Day, 5:30-7:30pm
October 30: Halloween Storytime at Joseph Beth Booksellers, 10:30-11am
Fall and Halloween Related “Things to Do”:
Halloween Nights at Parky’s Farm: October 12-29, 2017. 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): Oct. 13-14, Oct. 20-21, Oct. 27-28
Fall-O-Ween: Coney Island, Oct 7-22
The Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Island (family-friendly), Saturdays & Sundays from Sept. 30 – October 29.
Jack O’Lantern Junction at EnterTRAINment Junction (family friendly): indoor Pumpkin Patch (where kids get a free mini-pumpkin), plus Halloween crafts, a talking pumpkin, and a Halloweenville miniature animated display. Outside there is a kid-size straw maze, and Halloween themed hand-cranked train cars and electric train ride (weather permitting). Sept. 23 – Oct. 31, 2017.
Haunted Houses and Other Adult Events:
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. 22 – Oct. 28
U.S.S. Nightmare: Built on a retired working steamboat
Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall: Sept. 29 – Oct. 28, 2017
The Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park: Sept. 1 – Nov. 4 (weekends, see site for details)
The Dent Schoolhouse Haunted House: Sept. 15 through end of Nov. 4; see site for dates
The Wilmington Haunted Hollow Ride: Sept. 16 thru Oct. 28 (Fridays and Saturdays)
Haunted Village at Heritage Village Museum (at Sharon Woods), Oct 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
Trunk or Treat (we are adding to this list continually so check back often):
October 22: “Lights Up Night” at Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall, 6-6:45pm
October 26: Trick or Treat at Scene 75 in Milford, 6-9pm; free indoor Trick of Treat
October 27: Halloween Treat Street at Deerfield Towne Center, 6-8pm
October 28: Treat Street at Bridgewater Falls, 2-4pm
October 28: Boo Fest at Liberty Center
October 28: Annual Trunk or Treat at Cheviot United Methodist Church, 5:30-7pm
October 28: Trunk or Treat at Florence United Methodist Church, 5-630pm
October 28: Trunk or Treat at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (3rd grade and younger), 12-2p
October 29: Trick or Treat at IKEA in West Chester, 2-6p
October 30: Faith Community UMC Trunk or Treat, 4-7pm
October 30: Hoedown Trick or Treat at Amelia Church of the Nazarene, 6-7:30pm
October 31: Mall-O-Ween at Northgate Mall, 4-7pm