25+ October Things to Do in Cincinnati

Looking for something to do in Cincinnati during the month of October? We have a great list of October events for you!

Things to do in Cincinnati for October

October 4-6: Kentucky Wool Festival

October 5-6: Sunflower Festival at Gorman Heritage Farm

October 5-6: Apple Cider Festival at Hidden Valley Orchards (Lebabon)

October 10-13: BLINK Cincinnati, downtown

October 11: Blue Stone Ivory Halloween Dance Party at Moonlite Gardens

October 12: The Great Pumpkin Fest at Keener Park, West Chester

October 11-13: Operation Pumpkin in Hamilton; live music, food, activities, crafts, and more

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October 12: Trunk ‘R Treat Fall Festival at Beech Acres, 2-4pm; 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 thru 3:30.: $5 per child (age 10 and under)

October 12 and 13: Ohio Sauerkraut Festival in Waynesville

October 17 – 20: Art in Bloom at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Over four days, experience the beauty of glorious fresh flowers paired with the Cincinnati Art Museum’s fine art collection. Take part in many and varied special events, family friendly activities, docent-led tours, plus conversations and demonstrations by curators and floral arrangers.

October 18: Watch “Frankenweenie” as part of Cinema at Stanbery Park

October 18 and 19: Magic Forest Halloween Hikes: Caldwell Nature Preserve, reservations required

October 19: Zombie Ball, The 5th Annual Dance of the UnDead on Pyramid Hill

October 19 and 20: Black Walnut Weekend at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve (Great Parks of Hamilton County)

October 19: City Flea at Washington Park, 10am – 4pm

October 19: Harvest Hootenanny at Story Woods Park, 10-4pm.  This family-friendly event has fun for everyone. Children will be able to interact with 30 animals at Honey Hill Farm’s petting zoo, get their face painted, play games, pick a pumpkin from our patch, and more! Adults can shop at booths from local crafters and vendors, enjoy craft beers and ciders, and eat great food from our various food trucks. Admission is FREE, so bring the whole family!

October 19 and 20: Weber Family Pumpkin Festival

October 20: Art on Vine at Washington Park, 12-6pm.

October 20: Howl-O-Ween in the Woods: Dress up in awesome costumes and sniff up some fun with your canine companion! Take a walk on a 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 with up to 2 human companions.

October 20:  “Lights Up Night” at Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall, 6-6:45pm

October 20: 3rd Sunday Fundays at Taft Museum of Art – Fabulous Fall Fundy for families, 1-4pm

October 24: It’s Bat Night at Gorman Heritage Farm; ticket required.

October 25: Halloween Party at Rhinegeist, 9pm – 2am. Adults only.

October 25: Art After Dark at the Cincinnati Art Museum, 5-9pm.

October 26: Halloween Walk in the Woods, 12-3pm at the Blue Ash Nature Park

October 26: Nature at Night Pumpkin Hike at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve/Ellenwood Nature Barn, 6:30-7:30pm

October 26 and 27: Tricks or Treats Weekend at the Ohio Renanissance Festival

October 26 and 27: Enjoy Fall Fest Weekend at Washington Park

October 27: USS Nightmare “Lights On” Matinee (for younger audiences per their site)

All events were accurate at the time of this posting but things do happen and events do occasionally get canceled or postponed. You should always double check with the event source before you head out the door. Links for each event are provided so that you can be sure the date is still accurate before you head out.

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