Fall Family Fun

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Watch trains whiz by and go trick or treating indoors at Jack-o-Lantern Junction at EnterTRAINment Junction! 



Casper the Friendly Musical – The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

Taft Theatre, 317 East 5th St., Cincinnati 

Watch as everyone’s favorite friendly ghost and his pals hit the stage for a fun million dollar treasure hunt in the family mansion. Ideal for ages four and up.  

Oct 18, 2 p.m.

Oct 19, 2 & 5 p.m.

Oct 20, 2 p.m.

Tickets start at $10. 

513-569-8080 | thechildrenstheatre.com


Jack-O-Lantern Junction at Entertrainment Junction

EnterTRAINment Junction | 7379 Squire Court, West Chester

Spend the day trick-or-treating, visiting an indoor pumpkin patch and watching pumpkin filled cargo trains make their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities.  

 $14.95 adults, $11.95 seniors (65+) and children 3 – 12, free 2 and under.

Through October 31; see website for hours.

513-898-8000 | entertrainmentjunction.com


The Great Pumpkin Fest

Kings Island | 6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Mills, Oh

Pet barnyard animals, create crafts, ride a pedal tractor, go trick-or-treating, take in an entertaining Charlie Brown and friends show… then enjoy all of the rides Planet Snoopy has to offer! This event is festive and fun, not scary. 

Saturdays and Sundays through Oct 27, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

All-day Saturday (includes Halloween Haunt) Adult online ticket price: $49.99, Junior online price: $39.99; 

Sunday general ticket price: $34.99

Visitkingsisland.com | 513-754-5700


Fall Farms

Shaw Farms

1737 State Route 131, Milford, Oh | farmmilford.com | 513-206-8807


Neltner’s Farm

6922 Four Mile Road, Melbourne, Ky | neltnersfarm.com | 859-496-7535


Books By the Banks

Saturday, October 26; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Duke Energy Convention Center , 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati

Stop by Cincinnati’s regional book festival to meet authors, buy books and get them signed! There are plenty of spooky books to browse! This is a family friendly event for readers of all ages; face painting, balloon animals STEAM activities and crafts will be available in the Kids’ Corner.   




Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden | 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati

Bring wild ones to the zoo for HallZOOween trick-or-treat stations, special animal encounters, Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion Show (1 and 3 p.m.) and so much more. HallZOOween takes place Saturdays & Sundays in October. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Included with zoo admission (order online for savings). 513-559-7781 | cincinnatizoo.org/events/hallzooween


Cincinnati Family Magazine’s Fall Fest

Saturday, Nov 9; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Mason Community Center | 6050 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason

Bring the family for a day of fun fall festivities; enjoy live holiday performances, local businesses, games, giveaways and the big guy himself… Santa Claus… will be visiting to start his naughty or nice list!  

513-252-0077 | cincinnatifamilymagazine.com.

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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