Things to Do in Cincinnati This Weekend {October 2-4}

It looks like fall weather has arrived… and just in time to enjoy some fall events and happenings all around Cincinnati!

Sunflowers at Gorman Farm
sunflowers at Gorman Heritage Farm, image from a previous year’s crop

Explore All the Fall Fun:
Fall and Halloween Fun Guide | Sunflower Fields | Fall Festivals and Events | Pumpkin Patches | Apple Picking | Corn Mazes | Haunted Houses

How many of these things to do in Cincinnati can you fit into one weekend?!

Friday, October 2:

It’s Fright Night Weekend at Washington Park. Join in for a spooktacular (and free) Halloween movie screening in the park. Patrons will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times while participating. Look for the circles on the grass to keep patrons six feet apart. One group per-circle. Once circles are full, capacity for the event is full. DJ and vendors start at 6pm and the movie begins at 8pm. Likely to be weather dependent so double check if it’s raining. Friday’s movie is Hocus Pocus. {details

Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week continues into October, ending on the Sunday. {details}


Saturday, October 3:

Head to Gorman Farms to see the Sunflowers! Explore the farm, cut sunflowers, buy pumpkins, enjoy corn and sunflower mazes, see the farm animals. Online ticket purchase required (tickets are NOT sold at the gate). {details}

The Vinoklet Concert and Craft Market is scheduled to happen , 2-10:30pm. Enjoy the view from one of the most picturesque sites in Cincinnati, browse the fine selection of handmade crafts, listen to music, dine on any of Vinoklet’s delicious menu offerings, and sample their fine wine selection. Bluegrass music by Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass from 2pm til 6. Classic rock by Eden from 6:30 til 10:30. {details}

The Apple Cider and Cider Donut Weekend is happening at Hidden Valley Orchards, Saturday and Sunday. {details}

Put on your walking shoes and head downtown for the Inaugural Cincinnati Riverfront Volksmarch – Oktoberfest Style. This will be a non-competitive Volksmarch walk of 5K through the gorgeous Cincinnati Riverfront Park System from Smale to Friendship Park along the Ohio River. We start and end at the Moerlein Lager House Restaurant and Brewery. Entry into the Volksmarch will be $1 collected upon registration between 10AM and 1:30PM. {details}

It’s Fright Night Weekend at Washington Park. Join in for a spooktacular (and free) Halloween movie screening in the park. Patrons will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times while participating. Look for the circles on the grass to keep patrons six feet apart. One group per-circle. Once circles are full, capacity for the event is full. DJ and vendors start at 6pm and the movie begins at 8pm. Likely to be weather dependent so double check if it’s raining. Saturday’s movie is Beetlejuice. {details

It’s time for the annual Lakota West HS Arts and Craft Show, taking place at a new location. This year’s show will be at the empty Ethan Allen store in Tri County Mall. $2 admission (4 and under Free). 10am – 4pm {details}

Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week continues into October, ending on the Sunday. {details}


Sunday, October 4:

The Apple Cider and Cider Donut Weekend is happening at Hidden Valley Orchards, Saturday and Sunday. {details}

Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week continues into October, ending on the Sunday. {details}

Head to Gorman Farms to see the Sunflowers! Explore the farm, cut sunflowers, buy pumpkins, enjoy corn and sunflower mazes, see the farm animals. Online ticket purchase required (tickets are NOT sold at the gate). {details}

It’s time for the annual Lakota West HS Arts and Craft Show, taking place at a new location. This year’s show will be at the empty Ethan Allen store in Tri County Mall. $2 admission (4 and under Free). 10am – 4pm {details}

It’s Fright Night Weekend at Washington Park. Join in for a spooktacular (and free) Halloween movie screening in the park. Patrons will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times while participating. Look for the circles on the grass to keep patrons six feet apart. One group per-circle. Once circles are full, capacity for the event is full. DJ and vendors start at 6pm and the movie begins at 8pm. Likely to be weather dependent so double check if it’s raining. Sunday’s movie is Frankenstein (1931). {details

Fibonacci’s Mount Healthy Farmers Market (first Sunday of the month until November), 11am – 2pm {details}


Ongoing Events:

Plum Gorgeous is the fall show at The Krohn Conservatory through Oct. 25 (closed on Mondays)


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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