We know, we know – it doesn’t seem possible that Halloween is already upon us! Dust off your witch hats, pack up those goblins, and get out there for a month full of spooktacular fun!
September 23 – October 31
You won’t want to miss Jack Halloween fun for the whole family! First walk-thru our trick or treat maze and see kid friendly ghosts, skeletons and more. Stop and color, or see Halloweenville our miniature animated display. Plus come and enjoy the area’s only indoor Pumpkin Patch, where kids get a free mini pumpkin. Also open this year are our two outdoor kid’s train rides themed for the Halloween season. And as always you can experience the world’s largest indoor train display or enjoy hours of fun in our kid’s play area.
September 29-30 & Friday & Saturday Nights in October
Young’s Jersey Dairy
6880 Springfield Xenia Road, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
$10 adults and children ages 5 and older, $4 ages 4 and under
Things are going to get a little scary around Young’s this fall! Our Haunted Wagon Ride and Scary Stories are designed for families with children. It will be scary! A responsible adult must accompany all children under age 11. This is a family fun activity that will help get you into the proper Halloween spirit!
PARENTS: We have designed this ride for families with children. We don’t touch, grab, or chase anyone, but we do try to make it scary and fun. The ride goes into a very dark cornfield where our ‘monsters and goblins’ live. There will be chainsaws (without the chains!), boo’s and other scary things going on.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 29 – October 28
Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall
7700 Seward Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45231
$5 per child, adults FREE
Children get to go trick or treating through the (much less scary) Haunted Hall as well as getting a trip through our giant vortex tunnel!
Saturdays September 30 and October 7-28
3779 Ohio 132, Clarksville, OH 45113
$21 combo, $14 ride, $8 maze, FREE ages 5 and under
Wagon ride on historic farm, back to time when only lanterns lit way. Glimpse ghostly travelers and hear their true stories, portrayed by professional theater actors. Family-friendly, history-based ghost tour.
Saturdays & Sundays, September 30-October 29
What’s something fun everyone can do together as a family this Halloween? At The Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Island, you’ll find lots of family-friendly fun, all in one place. Trick-or-treating, live shows, a pumpkin patch, hay bale maze, kids costume contest, a petting farm plus all of your favorite rides are all part of the fun.
Saturdays & Sundays October 7-29
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Always hairy, never scary!
You and your family can enjoy:
-Special Animal Encounters
-Beauty Shop of Horrors
-Search for the Golden Frisch’s Big Boy
-Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion Shows at 1pm & 3pm
-Hogwarts Express Train Ride (Additional charge applies)
-Scare-ousel (Additional charge applies)
Hallzooween is FREE with Zoo Admission! Kids are encouraged to wear a costume during HallZOOween, but it is not required.
Help the Zoo Go Green! Please bring your own treat bag!
Saturdays & Sundays October 7-22
$11 ages 2 and up, FREE under age 2 unless participating in Trick or Treat Trail; Parking $5/vehicle
All your fall favorites plus some Halloween fun make for one great family event! Enjoy Trick or Treat Trail for kids, Fright Lights musical light show, Coney’s Classic Rides, musical entertainment, farmyard friends and more!
Thursdays-Sundays October 12-29
Parky’s Farm in Winton Woods
10073 Daly Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231
$7 online; $8 at the gate, plus a valid Great Parks of Hamilton County motor vehicle permit ($3 daily, $10 annual) is required to enter the park
Join in on the spooky, hardly-haunted fun at Parky’s Farm! This annual event features hay wagon rides, glow in the dark mini golf, fun house and slide, festive Halloween displays and family fun activities and entertainment for all ages.
Washington Park in Glendale
Corner of Washington Avenue and Cole Avenue, Glendale, OH 45246
$10 per dog
A day full of fun including the spookiest pooch costume contest and parade, kids stuffed animal costume contest, professional groomers creative grooming exhibition, kids coloring contest, and other activities for your dogs!
Fridays and Saturdays October 13-28
Heritage Village Museum
11450 Lebanon Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241
$8 for anyone 2 and up; Museum members are FREE
Heritage Village Museum will transform into Haunted Village for 6 nights of spooktacular fun! This is a family friendly, slight fright event loaded with ghostly attractions. Visitors can take a wagon ride through the Village, or take a stroll into the cemetery… if you dare. Ghouls, witches, and a mad scientist will entertain guests throughout the night.
Everyone is encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes and children can Trick or Treat throughout the Village. Face painting, balloon animal making and games will amuse children of all ages.
Beech Acres Park
6910 Salem Road, Cincinnati, OH 45230
FREE car show; festival activities $5 per child ages 10 and under
A classic car show, kids in costumes, music, games, prizes and candy combine for this annual event. Families and car enthusiasts stroll around the oval at Beech Acres Park while kids “trunk ‘r treat.”
The Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Halloween is on its way—start the fun at Fabulous Fall Funday! Make an autumn decoration to take home, meet some live “spooky” animals from Great Parks of Hamilton County, become an art detective at the Art Cart, and, at 2 p.m., enjoy a performance of Madcap’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Madcap Puppets (ideal for kids in grades K–5).
October 20 & 21
Caldwell Nature Preserve
430 West North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45216
$6, children 2 and under are FREE, Registration is required
Walk through a pumpkin-lit trail and meet costumed characters from nature and history. This is a non-scary holiday walk best suited for children ages 3-10. We request a ratio of one adult for every 4 children.
Middleton Mills Park
3415 Mills Road, Covington, KY 41015
$1 or free with a non-perishable food donation
This haunted trail is a quarter mile of fright and drama (so best for ages 6 and older, but parents, use your best discretion). Horror lurks in the woods, including ghosts, goblins, witches and creatures ready to frighten all. Stay upon the torch lit trail and you might just survive.
Wyoming Civic Center
1 Worthington Avenue, Wyoming, OH 45215
$15 per dog
Local dogs and people participate in costume event. Dogs compete for prizes in categories including Best Costume, Best Dog Trick and Best Tail Wagger. Includes agility demonstrations, pet-themed vendors, refreshments and raffles.
281 Dudley Road, Edgewood, KY 41017
Costume parade starts at 3:45 p.m. at St. Pius parking lot to Presidents Park. Costume judging takes place on basketball court. Entrance to spooky forest after contest. Goody bags available while supplies last. Magic show by Beetle Juice follows. For children 12 and under.
10870 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242
Wear your costume for $1 off admission all day and you’ll be entered to win play passes!
Open Jump starts at 5:30, and be sure to be there by 6PM for face-painting and 6:45 to see the wandering juggler.
PLUS, don’t miss the Spooky Play Pass Sale Friday 10/27-Sunday 10/29 where you can save 10% on a 10 or 20 play pass!
Downtown Middletown, Inc.
1050 Central Ave, Floor 2, Middletown, OH 45044
Enjoy a fun day of family friendly Halloween activities in downtown Middletown including
-Free Screening of the movie Hocus Pocus
-Creepy Car Show
-Trick or Treat at Local Businesses
$4 adults, $2 ages 5-12, FREE ages 1-4
Bring the kids in costume for crafts and a non-scary, nature-inspired Halloween celebration.
$7 online, $8 at door
Perfect for younger kids or the faint of heart. Special lights on, lighter scare suitable for those too young to enjoy the regular show.
Don’t forget to check out your local library for fun Halloween activities (that are often free!):
The Public Library of Hamilton County
Clermont County Public Library
Campbell County Public Library
Boone County Public Library
Kenton County Public Library
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