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

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.

Family-Friendly Cincinnati Halloween Activities

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 to help 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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Forest Chapel UMC Trunk or Treat

Forest Chapel UMC (Forest Park)
October 31
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday
Free
Wear a costume and enjoy a free candy collection, food, games, prizes, and more.


Ghoul Fest

Pleasant Ridge CRC (Plesant Ridge)
October 27
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday
Free
Pull up your Monster Mobile for the annual Trunk or Treat. Fill your bags with tricks and treat, join the costume contest, and award for best car decoration!

Halloween Spooktacular

Cincinnati Music Hall (OTR)
October 28
10:30 a.m. – noon
Saturday
$10 – $15
Costumes are encouraged for this family-friendly event featuring spooktacular music sure to thrill and delight listeners.

Dog Adoption Trunk or Treat

Cincinnati Animal CARE Pet Adoption Center (Norwood)
October 28
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday
Free
Featuring fun games, tasty candy, and, of course, adoptable dogs!

Howl-O-Ween Hootenanny

ArtsConnect Front Lawn (Finneytown)
October 28
Noon – 3 p.m.
Saturday
Free
Dress in costume for trick-or-treating, enjoy a hay maze, pick a mini pumpkin, participate in a scavenger hunt, take photos in the Mystery Machine, visit costumed characters, and more

Trunk or Treat with Bush Recreation

St. Ursula Academy (Walnut Hills)
October 28
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday
Free
Join the Bush Rec Team on Saturday afternoon for Trunk or Treat in the parking lot of St Ursula Academy

Hallowest

Mt. Airy Forest (Monfort Heights)
October 28
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday
Free
Come for a Halloween celebration and wear your best costumes! Rnjoy games, face painting, a costume contest, inflatable bounce houses, live music by the Sweet Peas, and food trucks

Halloween Kids Skate

OTR Recreation Center (OTR)
October 28
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday
Free
Celebrate Halloween skating as your favorite character, idol, or creepy monster. Enjoy crafts, pizza, and skating.

Spook-O-Ree

Cub World (Loveland)
October 28
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday
$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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Haunted Village

Heritage Village Museum (Sharonville)
Through October 28
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays
$0-$12, kids 2 & under free
Trick-or-treat through the village, meeting ghosts, witches, fortune tellers, morticians, pirates, and cursed archaeologists. Walk through the spooky cemetery and haunted woods.

Halloween Haunt

Kings Island (Mason)
Through October 28
6 p.m. – Midnight
Weekends
$44.99 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.

American Legacy Haunted Tours

Location Varies within Cincinnati, Newport, and Covington
Through October 28
Hours Vary
Weekends
$29 – $39
You’ll walk the grounds where human remains were recently unearthed, learn the details of unsolved crimes, and much more.

Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park

Land of Illusion (Middletown)
Through October 28
Hours Vary
Fridays & Saturdays
$20 and up.
Featuring six 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.

Nightmare Manor

Nightmare Manor (Middletown)
Through October 28
Hours Vary
Fridays & Saturdays
$18 – $20
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.

Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall

Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall (Mt. Healthy)
Through October 28
Hours Vary
Weekends
$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.

Fall Fest Weekend

Washington Park (OTR)
October 28 & 29
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
Free
Enjoy shopping from local vendors, live music, animal encounters with Good Green Earth Farm, a free pumpkin patch, and more!

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Fall Family Fun Weekends

Browns Family Farm (Hamilton)
Through October 29
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Weekends
Price Varies
Enjoy hayrides, barrel trains, food trucks, picnic areas, corn maze, play areas, farm animals, photo opportunities, pumpkins, apples, and more.

Weekends at the BOO!seum

Cincinnati Museum Center (West End)
Through October 29
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Weekends
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.

Tricks and Treats Fall Fest

Kings Island (Mason)
Through October 29
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Weekends
$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.

HallZOOween

Cincinnati Zoo (Clifton)
Through October 29
Noon – 5 p.m.
Weekends
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.

Free Costume Pickup

Findlay Market (OTR)
October 29
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday
Free
Come to the Market to grab a free Halloween costume. Pickup will take place on the Race Street Esplanade while supplies last. Featuring costumes for ages infant – teenager.

Fall Fun

Niederman Family Farm (West Chester)
Through October 29
Hours Vary
Open Thursday through Sunday
$15, kids 2 & under free
Enjoy hayrides, a corn maze, a jumping pillow, ball zones, tractor play area, tiny houses, web climbing, animal exhibits, and more.

Country Pumpkins

Country Pumpkins (Dry Ridge)
Through October 30
Hours Vary
Open Mondays and Wednesday- Thursday
Price Varies, use CincySavers Discount and save
Enjoy hayrides, corn maze, U-Pick pumpkins, farm animals, and more!

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Shaw’s Pumpkin Times

Shaw’s Farm (Milford)
Through October 31
9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Every day
Free admission; activity prices vary, kids two and under free for most activities
Check out pedal karts, a giant corn maze, hayrides, and more! Enjoy a selection of fresh farm produce and other fall festivities as well.

Fall on the Farm

Blooms & Berries (Loveland)
Through October 31
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Open Daily
$5.95 – $16.95
Enjoy hayrides, a pumpkin bounce pad, corn maze, mini corn maze, play area, farm animals, and more.

Jack O’ Lantern Junction

EnterTRAINment Junction (West Chester)
Through October 31
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.

Halloween Costume Party

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

Findlay Market Trick or Treat

Findlay Market (OTR)
October 31
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday
Free
Kids will have the chance to get candy inside of the Market House and at our surrounding storefronts. All businesses passing out candy will be clearly marked so you know where to stop!

First Baptist Church Greenhills Trunk or Treat

First Baptist Church Greenhills (Greenhills)
October 31
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday
Free
Enjoy a fun, family-friendly event with games, food, prizes, and of course free candy. Come dressed in your favorite costume.

The Dent Schoolhouse

The Dent Schoolhouse (Dent)
Through October 31
Hours Vary
Thursday through Sunday
$28 and up
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.

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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.

Family-Friendly Cincinnati Halloween Activities

Written by: Crystal Kendrick

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