Seasonal/Holiday

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Saturday, October 13

Happening thru:

Gorman Heritage Farm, Cincinnati

Enjoy a crisp fall day at Gorman Heritage Farm. Your family will love finding their way through the corn maze, meeting farm animals, cutting sunflowers ($1 per stem), taking a hayride and eating  delicious food from local food trucks.   

$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Mason Community Center, Mason

Bring the family for a day of fun fall festivities!  Wear your costume to join the costume dance party at 1 p.m., trick-or-treat with local vendors, enjoy some Halloween games, live music and entertainment. Get there early, the first 200 kids will each receive a small pumpkin! 

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Happening thru:

Jane’s Saddlebag , Union

Let’s have howling good time, all to help our animal friends. Enjoy trick – or – treating, vendors, our petting zoo and more. Please bring an animal food item to donate to the Boone County Animal Shelter. 

Categories: Animal Encounters, Festivals and Fairs, Fundraisers, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Sunday, October 14

Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati

Need a bag to collect all of your Halloween treats? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Use our sewing machines to create your own.

$ Categories: Crafts, Museum Events, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Tuesday, October 16

Behringer-Crawford Museum , Covington

Get ready for the spookiest of holidays with a ghostly craft and yummy treat. Tot Tuesdays is designed to help prepare preschoolers with reading readiness and socialization. 

RSVP $ Categories: Classes, Crafts, Seasonal/Holiday, Storytimes Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

Happening thru:

Glenwood Gardens/ Highfield Discovery Garden , Cincinnati

Celebrate this wonderful season when the leaves are changing color, crops are being harvested and animals are preparing for winter.

$ Categories: Nature, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years

Thursday, October 18

Sharon Woods , Cincinnati

Come learn about spiders! Children ages 3-5 will enjoy an activity, craft and story. 

$ Categories: Crafts, Seasonal/Holiday, Storytimes Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

Friday, October 19

Happening thru:

Caldwell Nature Center , Cincinnati

Walk through a pumpkin-lit trail and meet costumed characters from nature and history. This is a non-scary event best suited for ages 3-10. Hikes start at 7p.m. with the last hike leaving at 8:30 p.m. Each hike lasts approximately 1 hour. Reservations begin September 1st.  

RSVP $ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Middleton-Mills Park

For one night only, horror lurks within the woods. This quarter-mile trail will be haunted by ghosts, goblins, witches and other frightful creatures. Be sure to sample some Bat’s Blood (punch) from the Ghostesses, before taking a hayride shuttle back to your vehicle. This spooky event is recommended for children 6 years old and up. 

$ Categories: Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Saturday, October 20

Glenwood Gardens/ Highfield Discovery Garden , Cincinnati

Halloween is just around the corner and doctors Frankenstein and Munsford have been hard at work in the garden. Explore the world of genetic manipulation and hybridization as we delve into this hot topic. 

RSVP $ Categories: Nature, Science, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Happen Inc.

Bring your kids out for Halloween themed puppet acts presented by the Cincinnati Area Puppetry Guild, then watch a puppet parade and create sock puppets of your own.

Categories: Acting & Theater, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Happening thru:

LM & M Railroad , Lebanon

All aboard! Autumn is the best time to board a train and see the beautiful color of Fall leaves. Fall Flyer tickets include a small pie pumpkin and access to the children’s straw maze.  The Black Barn will have delicious treats like apple pie, cider and caramel apples available for purchase (cash only).

$$ Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Sunday, October 21

Caldwell Nature Preserve, Cincinnati

Dress up in costumes, and trick-or-treat with your canine! 100 carved pumpkins line our trail, where you will meet local pet specialists who will fill your goody bags. Stop by our photo booth, enter the costume contest and enjoy new canine products from our Spooktacular sponsor: PetSmart. Please register by October 20th. 

RSVP $ Categories: Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati

Did you know there are 27 bones in a human hand? Using florescent paint, we will learn about our anatomy and see our bones glow. 

$ Categories: Museum Events, Science, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Tuesday, October 23

Happening thru:

Glenwood Gardens/ Highfield Discovery Garden , Cincinnati

Whoo’s eyes are bigger, yours or an owls? Can you rotate your toe? How do owls fly so silently? It’ll be a hoot to find out!

$ Categories: Nature, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Scheben Branch

Boys and ghouls of all ages, wear your costumes for spooky stories and ghostly games at the library.

Categories: Library Events, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Thursday, October 25

Contemporary Arts Center , Cincinnati

Join us for a super spooky Halloween – themed Art Play. Costumes are welcome as we create art inspired by this eerie day. Stop by the UnMuseum to create slimy, scary artwork and do some trick – or -treating through the CAC’s offices. Stick around for some kid – friendly yoga. For little pumpkins ages… Read more »

$ Categories: Art, Crafts, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, All ages

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

Artists and educators will be on hand to lead us through some creepy and weird projects. All supplies will be provided by the CAC, including pizza.

Categories: Art, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: Teens

Skatetown USA, Beckett Ridge

Join Skatetown USA and Midwest Cheer Elite for their annual Trunk or Treat! Guests will enjoy hayrides, local businesses handing out candy and other treats, inflatables, games and more. 

Categories: Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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