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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 get ready 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 give you a good haunting, frightening, spook or thrill.

Cincinnati Trick-or-Treat hours are from 6-8 p.m. If you plan to go out, please review the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines.

 *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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Cincinnati Halloween and Fall Activities:

 

American Legacy Haunted Tours
Location Varies within Cincinnati, Newport, and Covington
Now – November 6th
Hours Vary
Weekends
$29 – $69
You’ll walk the grounds where human remains were recently unearthed, conjure up the paranormal activity that’s been measured in an abandoned cemetery, learn the details of unsolved crimes, and much more.

 

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!

 

Drive-in Storytime: Happy Halloween
Hyde Park Branch Library (Hyde Park)
October 29th
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday
Free
Enjoy Halloween Storytime Drive-In style in the Hyde Park Library parking lot. Registration is required and limited to 12 families or carloads. You can bring chairs or blankets to sit on.

 

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

 

Fall Food Fest
Findlay Market (OTR)
October 16th and 17th
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
5 for $10 or 12 for $20, each ticket will get you one merchant sample
Enjoy delicious food, special drinks, and live music

 

Fall Fun
Niederman Family Farm (West Chester)
Now – October 31st
Hours Vary
Open Tuesday through Sunday
$12, kids 2 & under free
Enjoy hayrides, a corn maze, jumping pillow, ball zones, tractor play area, tiny houses, climbing web, animal exhibits, and more.

 

Good books for Black children in grades Pre-K to 6th

 

 

Fall on the Farm
Blooms & Berries (Loveland)
Now – October 31st
9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Open Daily
$10.95 – $14.95, kids 2 & under free
Enjoy hayrides, pumpkin bounce pad, corn maze, mini corn maze, bee train, play area, barnyard 500 trike track, farm animals, spookley, and more.

 

Family Flashlight Scavenger Hunt
Long Branch Farm & Trails (Goshen)
October 15th
Time Varies
Fridays and Saturdays
$7 – $12
What could be more fun than a night hike? A scavenger hunt at night! During this night hike, you’ll use your senses and our flashlights to experience nature in a new way.

 

HalloTween
Kings Island (Mason)
Now – October 31st
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Weekends
$33.99 and up.
For parents with children too old for some of the Tricks and Treats Fall Fest activities and too young for Halloween Haunt, Kings Island has several Halloween attractions this fall that appeals to the tween-age group with HalloTween.

 

Halloween Haunt
Kings Island (Mason)
Now – October 31st
6 p.m. – Midnight
Weekends
$33.99 and up.
The fully transformed amusement park features bone-chilling scare mazes and scare zones, sinister live entertainment and hundreds of horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of the park waiting for you. Not recommended for children under 13.

 

HallZOOween
Cincinnati Zoo (Clifton)
October 16th – October 31st
Noon – 5 p.m.
Weekends
Free with Zoo Admission, kids 2 & under free. SNAP cardholders can purchase discount tickets 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.

 

Black kids’ movies on Netflix that your family will love.

 

Haunted Village
Heritage Village Museum (Sharonville)
Now – October 23rd
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 along the way. Walk through the spooky cemetery and haunted woods.

 

Jack O’ Lantern Junction
EnterTRAINment Junction (West Chester)
Now – October 31st
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Open Daily
$9.95 and up. Use CincySavers Discount and save.
Enjoy a kid-friendly maze and see friendly ghosts and skeletons, see the new Halloween mini-scenes, a Halloween-themed train display and more.

 

Land of Illusion Scream Park
Land of Illusion (Middletown)
Now – October 31st
Hours Vary
Weekends
$20 and up. Use CincySavers discount and save.
Featuring four fear-filled, bone-chilling, blood-curdling, mind-blowing, haunted attractions including the haunted hospital. With “live” spooks, lunatics, and chainsaw-wielding mad men, guaranteeing you a different fright each night.

 

Magic Forest Halloween Hikes
Caldwell Nature Preserve (Carthage)
October 15th
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday
$5, 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 to children ages 3-10 years. Hikes start at 6:00 p.m. for our younger audiences and leave every 5 minutes until 8:30 p.m. Each hike lasts about one hour.

 

Magic Forest Pumpkin Walk
Caldwell Nature Preserve (Carthage)
October 16th
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday
$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.

 

Good books for African American teenagers

 

Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall
Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall (Mt. Healthy)
Now – October 30th
Hours Vary
$8 – $15
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 such as Bug Boy and the Reverend Emmett Rotts.

 

Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall Lights Up Night
Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall (Mt. Healthy)
October 24th
6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Sunday
$5 for children, adults are free
Children get to go trick or treating through the (much less scary) Haunted Hall as well as getting a trip through the giant vortex tunnel.

 

Nightmare Manor
Nightmare Manor (Middletown)
Now – October 31st
Hours Vary
Fridays and Saturdays
$15 – $19
Enjoy elaborate sets that make for a truly terrifying experience you won’t soon forget. Whether you’re looking to create lasting memories or face your fears, they provide the chance to bond with friends and overcome phobias.

 

Saturdays at the BOO!seum
Cincinnati Museum Center (West End)
Now – October 30th
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturdays
Free with museum admission. $2 per person for up to 10 guests and free parking for one vehicle with a valid EBT or SNAP card
From dancing the Monster Mash and costume parades to creepy crawlies and scavenger hunts, Saturdays at the BOO!seum are all treats and no tricks.

 

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.

 

Shiver in Sharonville
Sharonville Branch Library (Sharonville)
October 20th
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday
Free
Halloween story time on the patio, followed by a costume parade and Trick-or-Treating at the Library.

 

3-, 4- and 5-Star Preschools, Child Care and Daycare Centers Accepting New Students

 

Spook-O-Ree
Cub World (Loveland)
October 23rd and 30th
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday
$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.

 

Spooky Tales on the Trails: A Journey to the Stars
Mitchell Memorial Forest (Cleves)
October 15th
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday
$5
Meet some of the constellations and rocket through the stories behind them. Then, explore the night skies with the Cincinnati Astronomical Society. The program is recommended for ages 6 and up.

 

Spooky Tales on the Trails: History is a Mystery
Fernbank Park (Sayler Park)
October 22nd
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday
$5
As the hustle and bustle of the Ohio River grew throughout history, legends were born. Investigate the past through the shady antics of storied figures from long ago. The program is recommended for ages 6 and up.

 

Spooky Tales on the Trails: Tails of Animals Past
Miami Whitewater Forest (Harison)
October 29th
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday
$5
Uncover stories of animals that once called the Ohio River Valley home. Discover what the land may have looked like and explore the lives of animals that are no more. The program is recommended for ages 6 and up.

 

Citizens of the World Charter Schools Cincinnati is enrolling for kindergarten and 1st grade

 

The Dent Schoolhouse
The Dent Schoolhouse (Dent)
Now – October 31st
7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Weekends
$25+
Walkthrough Cincinnati’s scariest haunted house and experience the story of a murderous janitor and the killer faculty that now inhabit this haunted house. No age restrictions. They’ve had kids as young as five go through and come out with a smile while grown men have come out screaming and crying. It all depends on the person’s upbringing and threshold for fear.

 

The Dent Schoolhouse “Lights On”
The Dent Schoolhouse (Dent)
October 24th
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday
$7 – $10
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.

 

Tricks and Treats Fall Fest
Kings Island (Mason)
Now – October 31st
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Weekends
$33.99 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.

 

Trick or Treat at the Market
Findlay Market (OTR)
October 31st
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday
Free
Enjoy Trick or treating inside the market house and surrounding storefronts.

 

 

Disney Movies for Black Kids 

 

 

Family-Friendly Cincinnati Halloween Activities

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

Also, be sure to check your local churches and recreation centers for neighborhood activities and parties for Cincinnati Halloween and fall activities. If you want to stay in, check your local TV listings for Halloween movies.

 

 

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