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Cincinnati Halloween and Fall activities with something for the whole family!


Family-Friendly Cincinnati Halloween Activities
Pull out your costumes and prepare for family-friendly Cincinnati Halloween and Fall activities. Start with pumpkin patches and work your way to hayrides, mazes, fall festivals, haunted houses, ghost tours, haunted trails, horse-drawn wagon rides, and more fall events.

At these Autumn and Halloween events, ghostly ghouls, the headless horseman, scarecrows, jack-o-lanterns and more may come out at nighttime to give you a good haunting, frightening, spook, or thrill.

Although children look forward to tricks and treats, Halloween can be scary for parents. Halloween should be fun, but also safe. The Cincinnati Police Department and the Cincinnati Health Department have put together safety advice that can help to keep trick-or-treating fun and safe for everyone. Cincinnati Trick-or-Treat hours are from 6-8 p.m.


 *Dates and times are subject to change. Please confirm the event times before attending. Buy tickets or make reservations soon, as they may sell out! 


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American Legacy Haunted Tours
Location Varies within Cincinnati, Newport, and Covington
Now – November 6th
Hours Vary
$29 – $69
You’ll walk the grounds where human remains were recently unearthed, learn the details of unsolved crimes, and much more.


Land of Illusion Scream Park
Land of Illusion (Middletown)
Now – October 30th
Hours Vary
$25 and up.
Featuring four fear-filled, bone-chilling, blood-curdling, mind-blowing, haunted attractions including the haunted hospital. With “live” spooks, lunatics, and chainsaw-wielding madmen, guaranteeing you a different fright each night.


Country Pumpkins
Country Pumpkins (Dry Ridge)
Now – October 31st
Hours Vary
Open Daily
Price Varies, use CincySavers Discount and save
Enjoy hayrides, corn maze, U-Pick pumpkins, farm animals, and more!


Nightmare Manor
Nightmare Manor (Middletown)
Now – October 31st
Hours Vary
Fridays and Saturdays
$15 – $17
Enjoy elaborate sets that make for a truly terrifying experience you won’t soon forget. Create lasting memories and face your fears. Bond with friends and overcome phobias.



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The Dent Schoolhouse
The Dent Schoolhouse (Dent)
Now – November 5th
Hours Vary
Thursday through Sunday
Walkthrough Cincinnati’s scariest haunted house. Experience the story of a murderous janitor and the killer faculty that now inhabit this haunted house. No age restrictions. It all depends on the person’s upbringing and threshold for fear.


Fall Family Fun
Browns Family Farm (Hamilton)
Now – October 31st
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Price Varies
Enjoy hayrides, barrel trains, food trucks, picnic areas, corn maze, play areas, farm animals, photo opportunities, pumpkins, apples, and more.


Fall on the Farm
Blooms & Berries (Loveland)
Now – October 31st
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Open Daily
$5.95 – $17.95
Enjoy hayrides, pumpkin bounce pad, corn maze, mini corn maze, play area, farm animals, and more.


Fall Fun
Niederman Family Farm (West Chester)
Now – October 31st
Hours Vary
Open Thursday through Sunday
$15-$18, kids 2 & under free
Enjoy hayrides, a corn maze, jumping pillow, ball zones, tractor play area, tiny houses, web climbing, animal exhibits, and more.


Halloween Haunt
Kings Island (Mason)
Now – October 31st
6 p.m. – Midnight
$34.99 and up.
The fully transformed amusement park features bone-chilling scare mazes and scare zones. There are hundreds of horrifying creatures hiding in every corner of the park. Not recommended for children under 13.


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Jack O’ Lantern Junction
EnterTRAINment Junction (West Chester)
Now – October 31st
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Open Daily
$12.95 and up, kids 2 & under free.
Enjoy a kid-friendly maze, see the new Halloween mini-scenes, a Halloween-themed train display, and more.


Tricks and Treats Fall Fest
Kings Island (Mason)
Now – October 31st
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
$34.99 and up.
Enjoy food, shows, and family-friendly Cincinnati Halloween activities including crafts. Trick-or-Treat at designated Trick-or-Treating spots throughout the park.


Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall
Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall (Mt. Healthy)
Now – October 29th
Hours Vary
$10- $18
The Haunted Hall typically has several classic favorites such as Wolfman, Frankenstein, and Zombies. The Haunted Hall also prides itself on its original props and scenes.


Saturdays at the BOO!seum
Cincinnati Museum Center (West End)
Now – October 30th
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free with museum admission. $2 per person for up to 10 guests with a valid EBT or SNAP card.
Experience dancing, costume parades, creepy crawlies, scavenger hunts, and more.



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Scarecrow Row
Otto Armleder Memorial Park (Mt Lookout)
Now – October 30th
Sunrise – Sunset
Open Daily
Free, Donations Appreciated
Enjoy a fun, fall art installation of scarecrows set among the winding paths of Otto Armleder Park.


Haunted Village
Heritage Village Museum (Sharonville)
October 14th – October 29th
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays
$0-$10, kids 2 & under free
Trick-or-treat through the village meeting ghosts, witches, a fortune teller, a mortician, pirates, and a cursed archaeologist. Walk through the spooky cemetery and haunted woods.


Teen STEAM: Halloween Experiments
West Side Branch Library (Westwood)
October 15th
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Free registration required
Make “potions” and glow-in-the-dark water, learn about the science behind your Halloween candy, and more! For ages 13-18.

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Cincinnati Zoo (Clifton)
October 15th – October 31st
Noon – 5 p.m.
Free with Zoo Admission, kids 2 & under free. SNAP cardholders can purchase discount tickets at the zoo membership office. Enjoy Boo-In-A-Bag, trick-or-treating around the zoo, Hide and Seek Fiona, and more. Kids are encouraged to wear a costume, but it is not required.


Teen Time: Sugar Skull Craft
Forest Park Library (Forest Park)
October 20th
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Free registration required
Celebrate the turning of the seasons with a Sugar Skull-themed craft.
For ages 10-18.


Magic Forest Halloween Hikes
Caldwell Nature Preserve (Carthage)
October 21st
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
$8, kids under 3 free
Walk through a pumpkin-lit trail meeting costumed characters from nature and history. This is a non-scary holiday walk best suited for children ages 3-10 years. Each hike lasts about one hour.


The Children’s Theatre’s Monster Bash
The Children’s Theatre (Fairfax)
October 22nd
4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
$60 for children, $75 for adults
Come dressed in your Halloween best and enjoy festive activities including pumpkin decorating, trick or treating, face painting, bouncy house, costume contests and much more


Magic Forest Pumpkin Walk
Caldwell Nature Preserve (Carthage)
October 22nd
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
$5, kids under 3 free
A bright moonlit October night to enjoy the jack-o-lanterns and luminaries on the trail. This is a great “date night for adults” or a low-key walk for families. Groups leave every five minutes.


Cub World (Loveland)
October 22nd and 29th
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
$12-$15, adults and kids 3 and under free
Enjoy a haunted trail, midway games, haunted castle, trick-or-treating, mysterious maze, costume contest, and more.



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Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall Lights Up Night
Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall (Mt. Healthy)
October 23rd
6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
$5 for children, adults are free
Children go trick or treating through the (much less scary) Haunted Hall.


The Dent Schoolhouse “Lights On”
The Dent Schoolhouse (Dent)
October 23rd
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
$10 – $15
Experience what most consider the scariest haunted house in Cincinnati with the lights on. There will not be any actors inside. Kids can grab fun goodies and prizes throughout from some friendly ghouls.


Trick or Treat at the Market
Findlay Market (OTR)
October 30th
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Enjoy Trick or treating inside the market house and surrounding storefronts.


Halloween Costume Party
West Side Branch Library (Westwood)
October 31st
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Show off your Halloween costume and trick-or-treat around the library! Recommended for ages 6-18.


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Family-Friendly Cincinnati Halloween Activities

Did we miss any Cincinnati Halloween and fall activities? Let us know at The Voice of Black Cincinnati.

Also, check your local churches and recreation centers for Cincinnati Halloween and fall activities. Check your local TV listings for Halloween movies if you want to stay in.



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Written by Crystal Kendrick

President of The Voice of Your Customer and founder of The Voice of Black Cincinnati.

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