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Are you looking for fun, hair-raising, scary family-friendly Cincinnati Halloween activities?

Family-Friendly Cincinnati Halloween ActivitiesPull out your costumes and get ready family-friendly Cincinnati Halloween activities. Start with pumpkin picking and work your way to haunted hayrides, mazes, houses and trails. There is a scare for everyone. Get in the ghostly spirit! Events that last throughout the month of October will be listed at the bottom. One-day events start at the top. 

*Dates and times are subject to change. Please confirm with event location. 

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The Addams Family Movie
Now Playing
An animated version of Charles Addams’ series of cartoons about a peculiar, ghoulish family.


Trick or Treat
Carol Ann’s Carousel
October 31
11 a.m.
Free Entry
See the magic tricks, and delight in a sweet treat! Enjoy family friendly crafts, coloring, games and contests! Dress in your costume to receive one free ride on the Carousel!


Trick or Treat at Cintas
Cintas Center
October 31
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Rho Xi Chapter at Xavier University will be hosting Halloween trick or treating! Just enter through the doors on the main concourse at the Cintas Center. There will be multiple campus clubs and organizations passing out candy to any child that attends.


Spooky Halloween Karaoke Halloween Party
October 31
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
A Family fun event on Halloween night. Enjoy Karaoke during this spooktacular costume party. Treats will be available for the children.


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Kings Island
Through October 26 (Fridays & Saturdays)
6 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Scream your way through spine-tingling Halloween attractions including haunted mazes, bone-chilling outdoor scare zones, outrageous live shows and evil creatures everywhere looking to make your worst nightmares come true. Plus, experience many of the park’s most thrilling rides and attractions at Haunt including Banshee, Diamondback, Mystic Timbers and the legendary Beast!


Halloween Open House
William Howard Taft National Historic Site
October 26
6 p.m.
Free Entry
Join a “Victorian visitor” for a look into the origins of the “Hallows Eve” celebration. Enjoy arts, refreshments, and opportunities to make keepsakes.


HallZOOween at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Through 27 (Saturdays & Sundays)
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
$12 – $17
Get up close and personal with special animal encounters, Theatre of Illuisions show, trick-or-treating around the zoo and a ride aboard the Hogwarts Express Train. Kids are encouraged to wear a costume, but it is not required. HallZOOween is free with admission to the zoo. Children under 2 are free. SNAP card holders can purchase discount tickets zoo membership office.


Fall Festival
Niederman Farm
Through October 27
Check listings for hours
You and your family can choose your favorite pumpkin while walking through their pumpkin patch enjoying cinnamon donuts, caramel apples, hot roasted nuts, kettle corn and apple cider. Children 2 and under are free.


Nelter’s Farm Fall Fest
Neltmer’s Farm
Through October 27
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
$0 – $5
Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, an expansive corn maze, pick-your-own pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pony rides, homemade food and ice cream, face-painting, seasonal apples, live music, and more! Children 2 and under are free. There is no admission for weekdays.


Pumpkin Blow
Neusole Glassworks
Through October 27
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
With the help of our professional glassblowers, you can make pumpkins from hot molten glass. Reservations are required by phone or email. You will schedule 30-minute slots for each person. Children must be five years or older to participate.


The Great Pumpkin Fest & HallowTween
Kings Island
Through October 27 (Saturdays & Sundays)
12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Located in Planet Snoopy, The Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Island is all treats and no tricks when it comes to family-friendly fun including live entertainment, mazes, trick-or-treating and so much more!


Haunted Tours
Cincinnati Music Hall
October 31
7 p.m. & 9 p.m.
A special after-hours tour in partnership with a local group dedicated to investigating, documenting, and researching haunt claims. The Cincinnati Research & Paranormal Studies team will show you a side of Music Hall not often seen by patrons attending performances. Limit 4 tickets per customer.


Jack O’Lantern Junction
EnterTRAINment Junction
Through October 31
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
$9.95 – $13.95
Halloween fun for the whole family! Walk through their kid-friendly trick-or-treat maze, 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. CincySavers currently has discount prices. 


Land of Illusion Scream Park
Land of Illusion
Through October 31 (Thursday – Sunday)
$19.99 – $74.99
Enjoy four unique haunted houses, the Middletown Haunted Trail, Zombie Sniper Patrol, and entertainment on select weekends. Check out this CincySaver discount too!


Trick & Treat Yourself to a New Computer
Cincinnati Computer Cooperative
Through October 31
Get Halloween treats including coupons for a free treat from some of Cincinnati’s most famous eateries like Skyline, Frisch’s and UDF just for visiting while you shop for a refurbished computer.


Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus Play
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
October 11 – November 2
$28 – $71
Roman general Titus Andronicus returns victorious from 10 years of war, his arch nemesis Tamora Queen of the Goths in tow and in chains. But when Rome’s rash and impetuous new Emperor decides not only to free her but to marry her and make her his queen, she embarks upon a remorseless course of revenge.


Fall Fun at the Farm
Hidden Valley Orchards
Through November 3
9 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Hours Vary on Specific Days
Enjoy hayrides, pumpkin picking, apple cider and more! CincySaver currently has discount family tickets available.


Family-Friendly Cincinnati Halloween ActivitiesBe sure to check your local churches, libraries and recreation centers for neighborhood activities and parties. If you want to stay in, check your local listings for Halloween movies on TV.


 Did we miss a family-friendly Cincinnati Halloween event? Let us know at The Voice of Black Cincinnati.




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