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Are you looking for fun, hair-raising, scary family-friendly Cincinnati Halloween activities?
Pull 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!
*Dates and times are subject to change. Please confirm with event location.
IT Chapter Two (2019)
Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.
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.
IT Chapter Two & Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark at the Drive-In
Holiday Auto Theater
September 12 – 15
8 p.m. & 11 p.m.
$5.50 – $9.25
Enjoy the terrifying movies from the comforts of your car. Just be sure to turn your radio to 90.7 FM for sound. If you bring outside food, there is a $5 charge.
September 20 – 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!
The Great Pumpkin Fest & HallowTween
September 22 – 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!
September 26 – 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.
Jack O’Lantern Junction
September 28 – 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.
Nelter’s Farm Fall Fest
September 28 – 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.
The Addams Family Movie
In Theaters October 11
An animated version of Charles Addams’ series of cartoons about a peculiar, ghoulish family.
Heritage Village Museum
October 11 – 26 (Fridays & Saturdays)
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Experience a family-friendly frightfully decorated village of haunted wagon trails, fortune tellers and mad scientist. Children under 2 and museum members are free.
STEM in the Garden: Frankenstein’s Garden
Glenwood Gardens/Cotsworld Visitor Centre
3:45 – 5 p.m.
Doctors Frankenstein and Munsford have been hard at work in the garden. Explore the world of genetic manipulation and hybridization. This event is for ages 6–10. Register by October 18.
HallZOOween at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
October 5 – 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.
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (Downtown)
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Come in costume and watch Frisch Marionettes’ Variety Show in Reading Garden Lounge. Then make a tasty treat in the New Leaf Kitchen. After that, trick-or-treat for candy and prizes and enjoy one last story at Mr. Pumpkin’s Tea Party.
Fall Fest Weekend
October 26 – 27
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Carve out some good times at Washington Park’s weekend of fall family fun! We’ve got a jam-packed entertainment lineup for all ages with local vendors selling craft & homemade items, baked goods and more!
Be 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.
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