The Dailies

Showing Events for: Oct 2022
Sat 1

“Murder on the Orient Express” at the Aronoff Whodunit? "Murder on the Orient Express," the thrilling Agatha Christie murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seats! Follow the unexpected twists and turns as Detective Hercule Poirot aims to solve the case. Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Risa Brainin, this Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production is in the new Jarson-Kaplan Theater now through October 23, 2022.  

Advisory:

Agatha Christie’s play is suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).  

Synopsis:

Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express train that traveling from Istanbul, Turkey to Western Europe. When the train unexpectedly stops in isolated, snowy mountains, only nine of the travelers are alive. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer in their midsts.  

FIND MORE GREAT THINGS TO DO!

Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $33.50; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/murder-on-the-orient-express.


BURGER FARM FALL FESTIVAL Make memories with the family at Burger Farm's 49th Annual Fall Festival!  An autumn tradition, families can enjoy fall fun like the animated pumpkin land, a giant jumping pillow, peddle carts, mini-zip lines, a barrel ride, a horizontal climbing wall, corn sandbox, nerf shootout, music and so much more. There are plenty of opportunities for the kids to run, jump, climb and play and tons of great photo opps to capture the moment.  Burger Farm Fall Festival Activities with an additional fee include: pony rides, amusement rides, sand art, carnival games, paintball shooting gallery and private parties.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $14 per person, $10 for seniors 65+, free for two and younger + some activities require additional fees; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


FREE CAM KIDS DAY Creative kids and their families can enjoy a day of art-making activities, performances and a fun scavenger hunt!    CAM Kids Day The November 5th event theme is Four-Legged Friends! Hop, prance or leap into the museum for a fun day with the family. Spend the morning exhibit galleries with hands-on preschool activities themed around animals from 11 a.m.–12 p.m., then enjoy a family-friendly performance at 1:30 p.m. Don't miss out on the hands-on artmaking in the Rosenthal Education Center or the My CAM custom scavenger hunts available all day.   The December 3rd event theme is Dance Party! Let’s boogie! Celebrate the Beyond Bollywood Exhibition with a twisting and twirling day for the whole family. Spend the morning in the CAM's galleries with hands-on preschool activities from 11 a.m.–12 p.m, then enjoy a family-friendly performance at 1:30 p.m. Don't miss out on the hands-on artmaking in the Rosenthal Education Center or the My CAM custom scavenger hunts available all day. Cincinnati Art Museum , 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; 513-721-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org.


COUNTRY FIRESIDE NIGHT Spend an exciting evening at Country Pumpkins; admission includes bonfire, lantern-lit hayride, corn maze in the dark and 5 shots from the Chunkin' Pumpkin Launcher.  Country Pumpkins Farm , 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; $15 admission per person; 859-905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FREE CURIOUS KIDS EXPLORERS CLUB Explore the world through stories, songs, activities and discussions. A new adventure every month! Space is limited so please register online. Best for 1st-3rd grade kids. Clifton Branch , 3400 Brookline Avenue, Cincinnati; 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; (513) 369-4447 or http://cincinnatilibrary.org.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


KIDSPACE OPEN STUDIO Combine science, play and art to create something new in the KidSPACE studio. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m.; program included with admission: $16.50 adults, $12.50 seniors and children 3 - 12, free for members; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.


Kings Island’s Tricks and Treats Fall Festival Put on a costume and get in the harvest spirit; families can enjoy tasty treats, watch lively entertainment and go on lots of exciting rides at Kings Island's Tricks and Treats Fall Fest. –Rides! From adventure seekers’ bravely beginning their thrill seeking in Planet Snoopy all the way to the adrenaline junkies shrieking while riding the brand new Giga Coaster Orion, there is an exhilarating option for every ride-enthusiast in your family. –Candy! Need some practice for the big night of trick or treating? Wear a costume, yell “TRICK OR TREAT!” and don’t forget to say “Thank You”, too! There are plenty of themed trick or treat stations around the park for ghouls and boos to get tasty treats.  –Fall Fun! There is an abundance of autumnal activities throughout Planet Snoopy. Artsy kiddos will enjoy a coloring station and make and take craft. There are tons of spooky themed games for kiddos looking to test their skill and luck. Families can feel transported to a pumpkin patch as they make their way through a corn or hay maze. Kiddos can ride harvest tractors or blast their way through a ninja challenge course. Prepare to be busy! And if you burn through all your energy, don’t worry- there is some delicious food you can fuel up on…    Check out our full 2021 Tricks and Treats Mom Report, HERE. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for ticket information; 513-754-5700 or http://visitkingsisland.com.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


Ohio Renaissance Festival

At the Ohio Renaissance Festival, families can explore a 16th century English village filled with shopping, shows, over 150 costumed characters, good food and so much more!  Each weekend has a fun theme:

Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 3 - 5, Opening Weekend Welcome back to the village! The Ren Fest is open an extra day- Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day!       Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 10 - 11, Fantasy Weekend All things fantastical come to life at this enchanting weekend at the Ren Fest!   Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 17 - 18, Pirates Weekend Celebrate International Talk like a Pirate Day (September 18) with rollicking sea shanties, a giant pirate ship and pirate playtime for all ye land lubbers.   Sep 24 - 25, Highland Weekend Lads and lassies can enjoy themed competitions, bagpipes, haggis and more.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 1 - 2, Time Travelers Weekend Families can dress like their favorite movie/TV/book character for this fun weekend for time travelers.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 8 - 9, Viking Weekend Hordes of families can raid the village!    Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 15 - 16, Romance Weekend Celebrate Sweetest Day with a Mass Renewal of Vows Ceremony held at St. Peter's Chapel at 12:30 on Saturday and Sunday.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 22 - 23, Feast of Fool It’s okay to be foolish this weekend! The village is filled with fools of all sizes and their foolish antics. PLUS it’s Pumpkin Vs. Watermelon Wars!   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 30 - 31, Tricks or Treats Enjoy the last show, mug of ale and delicious food of the 2022 festival season. Wee ones 12 and younger are free this weekend.     Click HERE to purchase tickets to the 2022 Ohio Renaissance Festival.   Harveysburg; 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; $25 adult general admission, $7 child general admission (5 - 12) + FREE parking for 2022 ; 513-897-7000 or http://renfestival.com.


PRINCESS CRUISE Little princesses can cruise the river, dance to a DJ’s tunes and even meet some fairytale princesses!  BB Riverboats , 101 Riverboat Row, Newport; 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.; $33 adults, $28 children 2 - 12 ; 800-261-8586 or http://Bbriverboats.com.


PRISMATICA Opens at Krohn Conservatory Prismatica is on display at the Krohn Conservatory beginning Saturday, July 2. Visitors will be immersed in a world of color during the exhibition; giant pivoting prisms will transform the Krohn into an interactive kaleidoscope of light and reflections!

About PRISMATICA

The installation is made up of two-meter-tall pivoting prisms that transform the space into a giant kaleidoscope of colors. The prisms are made of panels laminated with a dichroic film that transmits and reflects colors. The prisms are mounted on bases containing projectors. As you wander among and manipulate the prisms to rotate, you can enjoy an interplay of lights and reflections. Moreover, when rotating, the prisms make bell sounds.

Yes, people will manipulate the prisms to see them display colors to their full capacity. That's why the prisms have a regular maintenance schedule that includes a deep cleaning with eco-friendly disinfectant cleaner, scrubbing, and a wash down. Learn more about Prismatica and make a plan to head to the Krohn soon!

 

FIND MORE THINGS TO DO

 

photo credit: Patrick Schneider
Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children 5 - 17 years old, free for children 4 and younger; 513-421-4086 or http://cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


TWISTED TRAILS HAUNTED ATTRACTION Twisted Trails is back for 2022! Thrill seekers beware: something sinister is lurking in the woods and raking up screams in the muck! Have a screaming good time navigating through this twisted, haunted trail. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Twisted Trails, 5719 Ohio 73, Wilmington; 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.; admission includes a game of Alien Invasion Gel Soft and 18 holes of Eaglewood Mini golf; $22 general admission, $30 fast pass admission + group pricing available ; 513-317-0983 or https://www.twistedtrailshaunt.com.


FREE UNION TERMINAL ROTUNDA TOUR Union Terminal's grand rotunda leaves visitors wonderstruck! This tour will explain the architecture, construction and art of one of the finest examples of Art Deco style and its world-famous mosaic murals.    Limited capacity tours are first come, first served. Saturdays Noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sundays 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.

Sun 2

“Murder on the Orient Express” at the Aronoff Whodunit? "Murder on the Orient Express," the thrilling Agatha Christie murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seats! Follow the unexpected twists and turns as Detective Hercule Poirot aims to solve the case. Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Risa Brainin, this Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production is in the new Jarson-Kaplan Theater now through October 23, 2022.  

Advisory:

Agatha Christie’s play is suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).  

Synopsis:

Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express train that traveling from Istanbul, Turkey to Western Europe. When the train unexpectedly stops in isolated, snowy mountains, only nine of the travelers are alive. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer in their midsts.  

FIND MORE GREAT THINGS TO DO!

Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $33.50; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/murder-on-the-orient-express.


BURGER FARM FALL FESTIVAL Make memories with the family at Burger Farm's 49th Annual Fall Festival!  An autumn tradition, families can enjoy fall fun like the animated pumpkin land, a giant jumping pillow, peddle carts, mini-zip lines, a barrel ride, a horizontal climbing wall, corn sandbox, nerf shootout, music and so much more. There are plenty of opportunities for the kids to run, jump, climb and play and tons of great photo opps to capture the moment.  Burger Farm Fall Festival Activities with an additional fee include: pony rides, amusement rides, sand art, carnival games, paintball shooting gallery and private parties.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $14 per person, $10 for seniors 65+, free for two and younger + some activities require additional fees; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FREE Hyde Park Farmers Market Head to the Hyde Park Farmers Market (HPFM) for live music, family fun and locally produced fruits, vegetables (and more). From 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. every Sunday, you can take in more than 35 local farmers and food artisans within an outdoor shopping experience for all ages. Hyde Park Farmers Market has grown over the years and is now one of the most popular markets around. The market takes place Sundays through the end of October.

DAILY FARMERS MARKETS

Brown’s Family Farm Market 11620 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio (Daily – weather dependent) Columbia Tusculum Farmers Market 260 Wilmer Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio (year round) Findlay Market  1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. (closed on Mondays) Garver Family Farm Market 6716 Hamilton Lebanon Road, Middletown, Ohio (May – end of October 2022) Lunken Airport Farmers Market Near Kellogg and Wilmer Avenues, near Lunken Airport, Cincinnati, Ohio Newtown Farmers Market 3950 Round Bottom Road, Cincinnati, Ohio (year round 2022) Brown’s Family Farmers Market 11620 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio Shaw’s Farmer’s Market 1737 Ohio 131, Milford, Ohio

SUNDAY FARMERS MARKETS

Historic Harrison Farmers’ Market 220 Harrison Ave. at this firehouse parking lot, Harrison, Ohio.  Liberty Farm Market 5850 Princeton Road, Liberty Township, Ohio Mariemont Farmers’ Market Mid May – end of September 2022 at Mariemont Elementary School parking lot at 6750 Wooster Pike Mount Healthy  Fibonacci Brewing Company at 1445 Compton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio Riverfront Market Smale Riverfront Park at the Castellini Esplanade  

FIND MORE THINGS TO DO HERE!

Hyde Park Square , 2700 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati; 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; https://www.hydeparkfarmersmarket.com.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


KIDSPACE OPEN STUDIO Combine science, play and art to create something new in the KidSPACE studio. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m.; program included with admission: $16.50 adults, $12.50 seniors and children 3 - 12, free for members; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.


KINGS ISLAND HALLOWEEN HAUNT Voted 2021's Best Theme Park Halloween Event by USA TODAY readers!   When the sun goes down, and the werewolves begin to howl, head to Kings Island for Halloween Haunt! Highlights include haunted attractions like Backwoods Bayou and Urgent Scare plus nightmare inducing rides like Banshee and The   Beast. Terrified shrieks are sure to fill the air all night long!   Halloween Haunt is intended for mature audiences and is not recommended for children under 13. This is a frightful event that is open until 12 a.m.   

Click here to learn more.

Kings Island , 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; 6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.; Buy online for savings.; http://Visitkingsisland.com.


Kings Island’s Tricks and Treats Fall Festival Put on a costume and get in the harvest spirit; families can enjoy tasty treats, watch lively entertainment and go on lots of exciting rides at Kings Island's Tricks and Treats Fall Fest. –Rides! From adventure seekers’ bravely beginning their thrill seeking in Planet Snoopy all the way to the adrenaline junkies shrieking while riding the brand new Giga Coaster Orion, there is an exhilarating option for every ride-enthusiast in your family. –Candy! Need some practice for the big night of trick or treating? Wear a costume, yell “TRICK OR TREAT!” and don’t forget to say “Thank You”, too! There are plenty of themed trick or treat stations around the park for ghouls and boos to get tasty treats.  –Fall Fun! There is an abundance of autumnal activities throughout Planet Snoopy. Artsy kiddos will enjoy a coloring station and make and take craft. There are tons of spooky themed games for kiddos looking to test their skill and luck. Families can feel transported to a pumpkin patch as they make their way through a corn or hay maze. Kiddos can ride harvest tractors or blast their way through a ninja challenge course. Prepare to be busy! And if you burn through all your energy, don’t worry- there is some delicious food you can fuel up on…    Check out our full 2021 Tricks and Treats Mom Report, HERE. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for ticket information; 513-754-5700 or http://visitkingsisland.com.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


Ohio Renaissance Festival

At the Ohio Renaissance Festival, families can explore a 16th century English village filled with shopping, shows, over 150 costumed characters, good food and so much more!  Each weekend has a fun theme:

Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 3 - 5, Opening Weekend Welcome back to the village! The Ren Fest is open an extra day- Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day!       Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 10 - 11, Fantasy Weekend All things fantastical come to life at this enchanting weekend at the Ren Fest!   Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 17 - 18, Pirates Weekend Celebrate International Talk like a Pirate Day (September 18) with rollicking sea shanties, a giant pirate ship and pirate playtime for all ye land lubbers.   Sep 24 - 25, Highland Weekend Lads and lassies can enjoy themed competitions, bagpipes, haggis and more.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 1 - 2, Time Travelers Weekend Families can dress like their favorite movie/TV/book character for this fun weekend for time travelers.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 8 - 9, Viking Weekend Hordes of families can raid the village!    Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 15 - 16, Romance Weekend Celebrate Sweetest Day with a Mass Renewal of Vows Ceremony held at St. Peter's Chapel at 12:30 on Saturday and Sunday.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 22 - 23, Feast of Fool It’s okay to be foolish this weekend! The village is filled with fools of all sizes and their foolish antics. PLUS it’s Pumpkin Vs. Watermelon Wars!   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 30 - 31, Tricks or Treats Enjoy the last show, mug of ale and delicious food of the 2022 festival season. Wee ones 12 and younger are free this weekend.     Click HERE to purchase tickets to the 2022 Ohio Renaissance Festival.   Harveysburg; 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; $25 adult general admission, $7 child general admission (5 - 12) + FREE parking for 2022 ; 513-897-7000 or http://renfestival.com.


PRISMATICA Opens at Krohn Conservatory Prismatica is on display at the Krohn Conservatory beginning Saturday, July 2. Visitors will be immersed in a world of color during the exhibition; giant pivoting prisms will transform the Krohn into an interactive kaleidoscope of light and reflections!

About PRISMATICA

The installation is made up of two-meter-tall pivoting prisms that transform the space into a giant kaleidoscope of colors. The prisms are made of panels laminated with a dichroic film that transmits and reflects colors. The prisms are mounted on bases containing projectors. As you wander among and manipulate the prisms to rotate, you can enjoy an interplay of lights and reflections. Moreover, when rotating, the prisms make bell sounds.

Yes, people will manipulate the prisms to see them display colors to their full capacity. That's why the prisms have a regular maintenance schedule that includes a deep cleaning with eco-friendly disinfectant cleaner, scrubbing, and a wash down. Learn more about Prismatica and make a plan to head to the Krohn soon!

 

FIND MORE THINGS TO DO

 

photo credit: Patrick Schneider
Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children 5 - 17 years old, free for children 4 and younger; 513-421-4086 or http://cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


FREE UNION TERMINAL ROTUNDA TOUR Union Terminal's grand rotunda leaves visitors wonderstruck! This tour will explain the architecture, construction and art of one of the finest examples of Art Deco style and its world-famous mosaic murals.    Limited capacity tours are first come, first served. Saturdays Noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sundays 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.

Mon 3

FREE A IS FOR AUTUMN STORYTIME: KINDERBRIDGE Get ready for Kindergarten with stories, songs, and hands-on activities. Recommended for ages 4 – 6.  No registration required.   Session runs every Monday from September 12th through October 17th.  Harrison Branch , 10398 New Haven Road, Harrison; 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.; 513-369-4442 or http://chpl.org.


FREE BOOK CLUB: CALDECOTT IMAGINATION STATION Every week the library will read and highlight a different Caldecott medal-winning picture book and do art activity related to the artwork in that week's book. For ages 5-13. The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Reading Branch , 8740 Reading Road, Reading; 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 513-369-4465 or http://chpl.org.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


FREE MOVIE MONDAYS Mondays are for movies at the library with friends!  College Hill Branch , 1400 West North Bend Road, Cincinnati; 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.; 513-369-6036 or http://cincinnatilibrary.org.


Music Monday at Happy Hangouts Monday means music to your child's ears. Come explore Happy Hangout's collection of instruments, giant indoor playscape, the cool kid's city and more.    Happy Hangout Westside, 2041 Anderson Ferry Road, Cincinnati; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; included with playpass; 513-458-1470 or http://happyhangoutws.com.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


PRISMATICA Opens at Krohn Conservatory Prismatica is on display at the Krohn Conservatory beginning Saturday, July 2. Visitors will be immersed in a world of color during the exhibition; giant pivoting prisms will transform the Krohn into an interactive kaleidoscope of light and reflections!

About PRISMATICA

The installation is made up of two-meter-tall pivoting prisms that transform the space into a giant kaleidoscope of colors. The prisms are made of panels laminated with a dichroic film that transmits and reflects colors. The prisms are mounted on bases containing projectors. As you wander among and manipulate the prisms to rotate, you can enjoy an interplay of lights and reflections. Moreover, when rotating, the prisms make bell sounds.

Yes, people will manipulate the prisms to see them display colors to their full capacity. That's why the prisms have a regular maintenance schedule that includes a deep cleaning with eco-friendly disinfectant cleaner, scrubbing, and a wash down. Learn more about Prismatica and make a plan to head to the Krohn soon!

 

FIND MORE THINGS TO DO

 

photo credit: Patrick Schneider
Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children 5 - 17 years old, free for children 4 and younger; 513-421-4086 or http://cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


SUPER SPROUTS Little one's can stop by the museum to create a masterpiece each week; young artists will have fun, make friends and develop fine motor skills.  Cincinnati Museum Center- Duke Energy Children's Museum, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 10:30 a.m.; program included with museum admission: $16.50 adults, $12.50 seniors and children 3 - 12, free for members).; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.

Tue 4

“Murder on the Orient Express” at the Aronoff Whodunit? "Murder on the Orient Express," the thrilling Agatha Christie murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seats! Follow the unexpected twists and turns as Detective Hercule Poirot aims to solve the case. Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Risa Brainin, this Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production is in the new Jarson-Kaplan Theater now through October 23, 2022.  

Advisory:

Agatha Christie’s play is suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).  

Synopsis:

Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express train that traveling from Istanbul, Turkey to Western Europe. When the train unexpectedly stops in isolated, snowy mountains, only nine of the travelers are alive. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer in their midsts.  

FIND MORE GREAT THINGS TO DO!

Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $33.50; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/murder-on-the-orient-express.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


JUMPEROO AT URBAN AIR Little ones 5 years old and under will have big fun jumping, bouncing and crawling the morning away.  Urban Air Adventure Park , 3321 Alamo Avenue, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; $10.99 for ages five and younger (taxes/jump socks not included); 513-322-3130 or http://Urbanair.com.


FREE Kids Crew at Newport on the Levee Every week is something new and exciting for kids at the Levee; playtime may include face painters, story tellers, magicians, arts and crafts and more!  Newport On the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport; 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; 859-291-0550 or https://www.newportonthelevee.com/kids-crew.


NATURE TOTS (register) Catch a breath of fresh air! This four-week nature-based class will have toddlers playing games, hearing stories and even meeting animal ambassadors.  LaBoiteaux Woods, 5400 Lanius Lane, Cincinnati; 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; $40 per adult and one child aged 1.5 - 2.5 years old. ; https://explorenature.regfox.com/nature-tots-fall-2022 or http://cincinnatiparks.com.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


PRISMATICA Opens at Krohn Conservatory Prismatica is on display at the Krohn Conservatory beginning Saturday, July 2. Visitors will be immersed in a world of color during the exhibition; giant pivoting prisms will transform the Krohn into an interactive kaleidoscope of light and reflections!

About PRISMATICA

The installation is made up of two-meter-tall pivoting prisms that transform the space into a giant kaleidoscope of colors. The prisms are made of panels laminated with a dichroic film that transmits and reflects colors. The prisms are mounted on bases containing projectors. As you wander among and manipulate the prisms to rotate, you can enjoy an interplay of lights and reflections. Moreover, when rotating, the prisms make bell sounds.

Yes, people will manipulate the prisms to see them display colors to their full capacity. That's why the prisms have a regular maintenance schedule that includes a deep cleaning with eco-friendly disinfectant cleaner, scrubbing, and a wash down. Learn more about Prismatica and make a plan to head to the Krohn soon!

 

FIND MORE THINGS TO DO

 

photo credit: Patrick Schneider
Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children 5 - 17 years old, free for children 4 and younger; 513-421-4086 or http://cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


WEEKDAY HAYRIDES @ BURGER FARM Take a relaxing hayride at Burger Farm during the week, and pick up some pumpkins, gourds, hay and more at the Garden Center.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; $5 hayrides + additional fees for fall produce and merchandise; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.

Wed 5

“Murder on the Orient Express” at the Aronoff Whodunit? "Murder on the Orient Express," the thrilling Agatha Christie murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seats! Follow the unexpected twists and turns as Detective Hercule Poirot aims to solve the case. Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Risa Brainin, this Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production is in the new Jarson-Kaplan Theater now through October 23, 2022.  

Advisory:

Agatha Christie’s play is suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).  

Synopsis:

Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express train that traveling from Istanbul, Turkey to Western Europe. When the train unexpectedly stops in isolated, snowy mountains, only nine of the travelers are alive. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer in their midsts.  

FIND MORE GREAT THINGS TO DO!

Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $33.50; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/murder-on-the-orient-express.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


PRISMATICA Opens at Krohn Conservatory Prismatica is on display at the Krohn Conservatory beginning Saturday, July 2. Visitors will be immersed in a world of color during the exhibition; giant pivoting prisms will transform the Krohn into an interactive kaleidoscope of light and reflections!

About PRISMATICA

The installation is made up of two-meter-tall pivoting prisms that transform the space into a giant kaleidoscope of colors. The prisms are made of panels laminated with a dichroic film that transmits and reflects colors. The prisms are mounted on bases containing projectors. As you wander among and manipulate the prisms to rotate, you can enjoy an interplay of lights and reflections. Moreover, when rotating, the prisms make bell sounds.

Yes, people will manipulate the prisms to see them display colors to their full capacity. That's why the prisms have a regular maintenance schedule that includes a deep cleaning with eco-friendly disinfectant cleaner, scrubbing, and a wash down. Learn more about Prismatica and make a plan to head to the Krohn soon!

 

FIND MORE THINGS TO DO

 

photo credit: Patrick Schneider
Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children 5 - 17 years old, free for children 4 and younger; 513-421-4086 or http://cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.


QUEEN CITY ZUMBINI AT OWL’S NEST PARK Littles ages 0 - 5 can explore music, movement, instruments and more with their caregivers!    October 26th session will be a Halloween celebration- wear costumes and get ready for lots of fun. Zumbini Halloween Class Owl's Nest Park , 1984 Madison Road, Cincinnati; 10:30 a.m.; $13 per class, weekly sessions offered through October 11; 513-673-0797 or http://queencityzbini.com.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


WEE WEDNESDAYS Preschoolers will love making friends and carrying out enriching activities each Wednesday.  October 5th will focus on melody making with Ms. Barbara, October 12th will feature Abrakadoodle Art and October 19th is all about Science with Barbara James, M. Ed.  The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum, 3738 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m.; $15 pp per day; 513-473-5745 or http://thecarnegiecenter.org.


WEEKDAY HAYRIDES @ BURGER FARM Take a relaxing hayride at Burger Farm during the week, and pick up some pumpkins, gourds, hay and more at the Garden Center.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; $5 hayrides + additional fees for fall produce and merchandise; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.


FREE YOGA ON THE LEVEE Sage Yoga Hot + Pilates will be offering weekly yoga classes for yogis of all skill levels!  Newport On the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport; 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; 859-291-0550 or https://www.newportonthelevee.com/yoga-on-the-levee.

Thu 6

“Murder on the Orient Express” at the Aronoff Whodunit? "Murder on the Orient Express," the thrilling Agatha Christie murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seats! Follow the unexpected twists and turns as Detective Hercule Poirot aims to solve the case. Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Risa Brainin, this Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production is in the new Jarson-Kaplan Theater now through October 23, 2022.  

Advisory:

Agatha Christie’s play is suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).  

Synopsis:

Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express train that traveling from Istanbul, Turkey to Western Europe. When the train unexpectedly stops in isolated, snowy mountains, only nine of the travelers are alive. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer in their midsts.  

FIND MORE GREAT THINGS TO DO!

Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $33.50; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/murder-on-the-orient-express.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


Hootin’ in the Holler Whoo's hootin' at whoooo and who wants to go Hootin' in the Holler? Learn the different species of owls in the area, then take a hike to visit birds of prey with RAPTOR Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of birds of prey via rehabilitation, education, research and community service. This program is for children 10 and older with an adult. Please register for this event.

How to Make the Most of a Night Hike 

1. Dress for the trail. Wear sturdy shoes with treads and clothes that make sense for the weather. Comfort is king and layers are your friend. 2. Turn off lights. Bring a flashlight, but try leaving it off and leave those cool light up shoes at home. Turn off your cell phone ringer and listen in. 3. Use your ears. Nature has a lot to say at night. The less we talk, the more we hear. Turn your cell phone ringer off and listen in. 4. Stick together. Let’s learn from each other. Plus, staying on trail together keeps you and our plants and animals safe. 5. Relax and enjoy the magic of nature at night! Are you a little afraid of the dark? We’re here to make sure you feel comfortable. SOURCE: Cincinnati Nature Center.   FIND MORE THINGS TO DO HERE! Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; $26 nonmembers, includes daily admission, $20 members ; 513-831-1711 or http://cincynature.org.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


FREE LEGO CREW Creative kids ages 6 - 12 an imagine and design with LEGOs at the library.  Madeira Branch, 7200 Miami Avenue, Cincinnati; 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.; 513-369-6028 or http://cincinnatilibrary.org.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


NIEDERMAN FARM FALL FESTIVAL Something for everyone! Head to Niederman Farm with the family for tons of fall fun; including: bonfires, wagon rides, corn maze, jumping pillow, tug-of-war, trikes, animals, fall food and SO much more.  Niederman Family Farm, 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Hamilton; 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; buy tickets online for big savings; admission includes all activities; 513-779-6184 or https://niedermanfamilyfarm.com/.


PRISMATICA Opens at Krohn Conservatory Prismatica is on display at the Krohn Conservatory beginning Saturday, July 2. Visitors will be immersed in a world of color during the exhibition; giant pivoting prisms will transform the Krohn into an interactive kaleidoscope of light and reflections!

About PRISMATICA

The installation is made up of two-meter-tall pivoting prisms that transform the space into a giant kaleidoscope of colors. The prisms are made of panels laminated with a dichroic film that transmits and reflects colors. The prisms are mounted on bases containing projectors. As you wander among and manipulate the prisms to rotate, you can enjoy an interplay of lights and reflections. Moreover, when rotating, the prisms make bell sounds.

Yes, people will manipulate the prisms to see them display colors to their full capacity. That's why the prisms have a regular maintenance schedule that includes a deep cleaning with eco-friendly disinfectant cleaner, scrubbing, and a wash down. Learn more about Prismatica and make a plan to head to the Krohn soon!

 

FIND MORE THINGS TO DO

 

photo credit: Patrick Schneider
Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children 5 - 17 years old, free for children 4 and younger; 513-421-4086 or http://cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


FREE TWEEN HALLOWEEN POKEMON PARTY (register) Love all things Pokémon—from the trading cards to the anime to the video games? Join the library to celebrate and have fun with other Pokémon fans! Watch anime, play games, and even make a Pokémon craft! Featuring Ghost-Type Pokémon for Halloween! Tweens should feel welcome to bring their own gaming systems or trading cards! Carrico/ Fort Thomas Branch , 1000 Highland Avenue, Newport; 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 859-572-5033 or http://cc-pl.org.


WEEKDAY HAYRIDES @ BURGER FARM Take a relaxing hayride at Burger Farm during the week, and pick up some pumpkins, gourds, hay and more at the Garden Center.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; $5 hayrides + additional fees for fall produce and merchandise; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.

Fri 7

“Murder on the Orient Express” at the Aronoff Whodunit? "Murder on the Orient Express," the thrilling Agatha Christie murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seats! Follow the unexpected twists and turns as Detective Hercule Poirot aims to solve the case. Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Risa Brainin, this Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production is in the new Jarson-Kaplan Theater now through October 23, 2022.  

Advisory:

Agatha Christie’s play is suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).  

Synopsis:

Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express train that traveling from Istanbul, Turkey to Western Europe. When the train unexpectedly stops in isolated, snowy mountains, only nine of the travelers are alive. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer in their midsts.  

FIND MORE GREAT THINGS TO DO!

Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $33.50; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/murder-on-the-orient-express.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


COUNTRY FIRESIDE NIGHT Spend an exciting evening at Country Pumpkins; admission includes bonfire, lantern-lit hayride, corn maze in the dark and 5 shots from the Chunkin' Pumpkin Launcher.  Country Pumpkins Farm , 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; $15 admission per person; 859-905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FREE Fright Night Weekend Head to Washington Park for Fright Night Weekend, featuring spooktacular Halloween movies all weekend.  Washington Park , 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati; 8:00 p.m.; https://washingtonpark.org/series/fright-night-weekend-2/.


Hootin’ in the Holler Whoo's hootin' at whoooo and who wants to go Hootin' in the Holler? Learn the different species of owls in the area, then take a hike to visit birds of prey with RAPTOR Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of birds of prey via rehabilitation, education, research and community service. This program is for children 10 and older with an adult. Please register for this event.

How to Make the Most of a Night Hike 

1. Dress for the trail. Wear sturdy shoes with treads and clothes that make sense for the weather. Comfort is king and layers are your friend. 2. Turn off lights. Bring a flashlight, but try leaving it off and leave those cool light up shoes at home. Turn off your cell phone ringer and listen in. 3. Use your ears. Nature has a lot to say at night. The less we talk, the more we hear. Turn your cell phone ringer off and listen in. 4. Stick together. Let’s learn from each other. Plus, staying on trail together keeps you and our plants and animals safe. 5. Relax and enjoy the magic of nature at night! Are you a little afraid of the dark? We’re here to make sure you feel comfortable. SOURCE: Cincinnati Nature Center.   FIND MORE THINGS TO DO HERE! Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; $26 nonmembers, includes daily admission, $20 members ; 513-831-1711 or http://cincynature.org.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


JUMPEROO AT URBAN AIR Little ones 5 years old and under will have big fun jumping, bouncing and crawling the morning away.  Urban Air Adventure Park , 3321 Alamo Avenue, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; $10.99 for ages five and younger (taxes/jump socks not included); 513-322-3130 or http://Urbanair.com.


Kentucky Wool Festival Baa! Celebrate all things sheep, hear live bluegrass music, browse over 100 arts and crafts vendor booths and enjoy great festival food.  48 Concord Caddo Road, Falmouth; 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 ages 7 - 18, free for children six and younger; $20 3-day passes ; http://kywoolfest.org.


KINGS ISLAND HALLOWEEN HAUNT Voted 2021's Best Theme Park Halloween Event by USA TODAY readers!   When the sun goes down, and the werewolves begin to howl, head to Kings Island for Halloween Haunt! Highlights include haunted attractions like Backwoods Bayou and Urgent Scare plus nightmare inducing rides like Banshee and The   Beast. Terrified shrieks are sure to fill the air all night long!   Halloween Haunt is intended for mature audiences and is not recommended for children under 13. This is a frightful event that is open until 12 a.m.   

Click here to learn more.

Kings Island , 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; 6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.; Buy online for savings.; http://Visitkingsisland.com.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


NIEDERMAN FARM FALL FESTIVAL Something for everyone! Head to Niederman Farm with the family for tons of fall fun; including: bonfires, wagon rides, corn maze, jumping pillow, tug-of-war, trikes, animals, fall food and SO much more.  Niederman Family Farm, 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Hamilton; 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; buy tickets online for big savings; admission includes all activities; 513-779-6184 or https://niedermanfamilyfarm.com/.


FREE Operation Pumpkin Celebrate the 11 year anniversary of this awesome pumpkin and art festival, featuring live music, kids activities, a pageant, pup parade, vendors, food and HUGE carved pumpkins. 1 High Street, Hamilton; 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.; https://www.operation-pumpkin.org.


PRISMATICA Opens at Krohn Conservatory Prismatica is on display at the Krohn Conservatory beginning Saturday, July 2. Visitors will be immersed in a world of color during the exhibition; giant pivoting prisms will transform the Krohn into an interactive kaleidoscope of light and reflections!

About PRISMATICA

The installation is made up of two-meter-tall pivoting prisms that transform the space into a giant kaleidoscope of colors. The prisms are made of panels laminated with a dichroic film that transmits and reflects colors. The prisms are mounted on bases containing projectors. As you wander among and manipulate the prisms to rotate, you can enjoy an interplay of lights and reflections. Moreover, when rotating, the prisms make bell sounds.

Yes, people will manipulate the prisms to see them display colors to their full capacity. That's why the prisms have a regular maintenance schedule that includes a deep cleaning with eco-friendly disinfectant cleaner, scrubbing, and a wash down. Learn more about Prismatica and make a plan to head to the Krohn soon!

 

FIND MORE THINGS TO DO

 

photo credit: Patrick Schneider
Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children 5 - 17 years old, free for children 4 and younger; 513-421-4086 or http://cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.


SCHOOL DAY PLAY AT URBAN AIR Homeschoolers can climb, jump, zip and slide at Urban Air during these monthly play days!  Urban Air Adventure Park , 3321 Alamo Avenue, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; $17.49 pp + tax/socks; 513-322-3130 or https://www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com/locations/ohio/cincinnati.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


FREE STORY TIME IN THE PARK Story Time in the Park returns with A Musical Zoo performed by Peanut Butter and Jam Sessions, an offshoot of Linton Chamber Music. Fly like birds, gallop like horses and join an elephant parade in this free musical story time. Stay cool with free Kona Ice and make sure to grab your next read at the library’s Book Bus. Attendees are welcome to come dressed as their favorite animal! Tower Park , 950 South Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas; 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; http://cc-pl.org.


TWISTED TRAILS HAUNTED ATTRACTION Twisted Trails is back for 2022! Thrill seekers beware: something sinister is lurking in the woods and raking up screams in the muck! Have a screaming good time navigating through this twisted, haunted trail. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Twisted Trails, 5719 Ohio 73, Wilmington; 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.; admission includes a game of Alien Invasion Gel Soft and 18 holes of Eaglewood Mini golf; $22 general admission, $30 fast pass admission + group pricing available ; 513-317-0983 or https://www.twistedtrailshaunt.com.


WEEKDAY HAYRIDES @ BURGER FARM Take a relaxing hayride at Burger Farm during the week, and pick up some pumpkins, gourds, hay and more at the Garden Center.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; $5 hayrides + additional fees for fall produce and merchandise; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.

Sat 8

“Murder on the Orient Express” at the Aronoff Whodunit? "Murder on the Orient Express," the thrilling Agatha Christie murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seats! Follow the unexpected twists and turns as Detective Hercule Poirot aims to solve the case. Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Risa Brainin, this Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production is in the new Jarson-Kaplan Theater now through October 23, 2022.  

Advisory:

Agatha Christie’s play is suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).  

Synopsis:

Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express train that traveling from Istanbul, Turkey to Western Europe. When the train unexpectedly stops in isolated, snowy mountains, only nine of the travelers are alive. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer in their midsts.  

FIND MORE GREAT THINGS TO DO!

Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $33.50; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/murder-on-the-orient-express.


BURGER FARM FALL FESTIVAL Make memories with the family at Burger Farm's 49th Annual Fall Festival!  An autumn tradition, families can enjoy fall fun like the animated pumpkin land, a giant jumping pillow, peddle carts, mini-zip lines, a barrel ride, a horizontal climbing wall, corn sandbox, nerf shootout, music and so much more. There are plenty of opportunities for the kids to run, jump, climb and play and tons of great photo opps to capture the moment.  Burger Farm Fall Festival Activities with an additional fee include: pony rides, amusement rides, sand art, carnival games, paintball shooting gallery and private parties.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $14 per person, $10 for seniors 65+, free for two and younger + some activities require additional fees; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FREE CREATIVE REUSE Head to the Rosenthal Education Center for an art-making project using reclaimed materials from Indigo Hippo! Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 11:00 a.m.; 513-721-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/events-programs/events-list/.


DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS: THE MUSICAL Theatre guests will be transported to present-day Auradon Prep to watch the offspring of Maleficent, Cruella De Vil and Jafar attempt to navigate school. Among their fellow students are the children of their parent's sworn enemies! Will they follow their parents' wicked footsteps or learn to be good?  Taft Theatre , 317 East 5th Street, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.; see website for ticket pricing; subscriptions and flex passes on sale now; 513-569-8080 or https://thechildrenstheatre.com/shows/descendants.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FREE Fright Night Weekend Head to Washington Park for Fright Night Weekend, featuring spooktacular Halloween movies all weekend.  Washington Park , 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati; 7:00 p.m.; https://washingtonpark.org/series/fright-night-weekend-2/.


FREE HOCUS POCUS PARTY (register) Come little children, I’ll take thee away into a party of magic. Celebrate the Sanderson Sisters with crafts, games, and treats. Come, we fly! Cold Spring Branch CCPL , 3920 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring; 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 859-781-6166 or http://cc-pl.org.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


Kentucky Wool Festival Baa! Celebrate all things sheep, hear live bluegrass music, browse over 100 arts and crafts vendor booths and enjoy great festival food.  48 Concord Caddo Road, Falmouth; 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 ages 7 - 18, free for children six and younger; $20 3-day passes ; http://kywoolfest.org.


KIDSPACE OPEN STUDIO Combine science, play and art to create something new in the KidSPACE studio. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m.; program included with admission: $16.50 adults, $12.50 seniors and children 3 - 12, free for members; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.


Kings Island’s Tricks and Treats Fall Festival Put on a costume and get in the harvest spirit; families can enjoy tasty treats, watch lively entertainment and go on lots of exciting rides at Kings Island's Tricks and Treats Fall Fest. –Rides! From adventure seekers’ bravely beginning their thrill seeking in Planet Snoopy all the way to the adrenaline junkies shrieking while riding the brand new Giga Coaster Orion, there is an exhilarating option for every ride-enthusiast in your family. –Candy! Need some practice for the big night of trick or treating? Wear a costume, yell “TRICK OR TREAT!” and don’t forget to say “Thank You”, too! There are plenty of themed trick or treat stations around the park for ghouls and boos to get tasty treats.  –Fall Fun! There is an abundance of autumnal activities throughout Planet Snoopy. Artsy kiddos will enjoy a coloring station and make and take craft. There are tons of spooky themed games for kiddos looking to test their skill and luck. Families can feel transported to a pumpkin patch as they make their way through a corn or hay maze. Kiddos can ride harvest tractors or blast their way through a ninja challenge course. Prepare to be busy! And if you burn through all your energy, don’t worry- there is some delicious food you can fuel up on…    Check out our full 2021 Tricks and Treats Mom Report, HERE. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for ticket information; 513-754-5700 or http://visitkingsisland.com.


KROHN CRAFT CORNER Families can create a fun pumpkin and black cat craft together and even take home a live plant! What a "purrfect" Cincinnati Parks program.   Nov 11: Celebrate military appreciation by creating a popsicle stick U.S. flag. Nov 20: Gobble, gobble! Head to Krohn Conservatory for a Thanksgiving themed craft. Nov 25: Create 3D stars to create a Celestial Holiday at home. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children 5 - 17 years old, free for children 4 and younger; 513-421-4086 or https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/cincyparks/visit-a-park/parks-events-calendar/krohn-craft-corner4/.


FREE MAGICAL KITTIES SAVE THE DAY! (register) You are Cute. You are Cunning. You are Fierce. You are Magical Kitties—and it’s time to Save the Day! Magical Kitties Save the Day is a beginner-friendly roleplaying game for all ages. Take on the role of a magical cat as you solve large problems and save humans from terrible troubles! Carrico/ Fort Thomas Branch , 1000 Highland Avenue, Newport; 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; 859-572-5033 or http://cc-pl.org.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


NIEDERMAN FARM FALL FESTIVAL Something for everyone! Head to Niederman Farm with the family for tons of fall fun; including: bonfires, wagon rides, corn maze, jumping pillow, tug-of-war, trikes, animals, fall food and SO much more.  Niederman Family Farm, 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Hamilton; 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; buy tickets online for big savings; admission includes all activities; 513-779-6184 or https://niedermanfamilyfarm.com/.


Ohio Renaissance Festival

At the Ohio Renaissance Festival, families can explore a 16th century English village filled with shopping, shows, over 150 costumed characters, good food and so much more!  Each weekend has a fun theme:

Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 3 - 5, Opening Weekend Welcome back to the village! The Ren Fest is open an extra day- Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day!       Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 10 - 11, Fantasy Weekend All things fantastical come to life at this enchanting weekend at the Ren Fest!   Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 17 - 18, Pirates Weekend Celebrate International Talk like a Pirate Day (September 18) with rollicking sea shanties, a giant pirate ship and pirate playtime for all ye land lubbers.   Sep 24 - 25, Highland Weekend Lads and lassies can enjoy themed competitions, bagpipes, haggis and more.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 1 - 2, Time Travelers Weekend Families can dress like their favorite movie/TV/book character for this fun weekend for time travelers.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 8 - 9, Viking Weekend Hordes of families can raid the village!    Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 15 - 16, Romance Weekend Celebrate Sweetest Day with a Mass Renewal of Vows Ceremony held at St. Peter's Chapel at 12:30 on Saturday and Sunday.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 22 - 23, Feast of Fool It’s okay to be foolish this weekend! The village is filled with fools of all sizes and their foolish antics. PLUS it’s Pumpkin Vs. Watermelon Wars!   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 30 - 31, Tricks or Treats Enjoy the last show, mug of ale and delicious food of the 2022 festival season. Wee ones 12 and younger are free this weekend.     Click HERE to purchase tickets to the 2022 Ohio Renaissance Festival.   Harveysburg; 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; $25 adult general admission, $7 child general admission (5 - 12) + FREE parking for 2022 ; 513-897-7000 or http://renfestival.com.


FREE Operation Pumpkin Celebrate the 11 year anniversary of this awesome pumpkin and art festival, featuring live music, kids activities, a pageant, pup parade, vendors, food and HUGE carved pumpkins. 1 High Street, Hamilton; 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.; https://www.operation-pumpkin.org.


PARENTS NIGHT OUT @ PERFECTION GYMNASTICS (register)

Parents, need a night out? Drop the kids off for a night filled with crafts, games and a movie! Cheese pizza dinner included!

Children must be 4 years old and potty trained to attend this night out. 

 

Check out 2022’s terrific themed nights out:

Perfection Gymnastics , 5637 Union Center Drive, ; 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; $30.00 for the first child/$20.00 for each additional child; 513-860-3351 or http://www.perfectiongymnastics.com/.


PRINCESS CRUISE Little princesses can cruise the river, dance to a DJ’s tunes and even meet some fairytale princesses!  BB Riverboats , 101 Riverboat Row, Newport; 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.; $33 adults, $28 children 2 - 12 ; 800-261-8586 or http://Bbriverboats.com.


PRISMATICA Opens at Krohn Conservatory Prismatica is on display at the Krohn Conservatory beginning Saturday, July 2. Visitors will be immersed in a world of color during the exhibition; giant pivoting prisms will transform the Krohn into an interactive kaleidoscope of light and reflections!

About PRISMATICA

The installation is made up of two-meter-tall pivoting prisms that transform the space into a giant kaleidoscope of colors. The prisms are made of panels laminated with a dichroic film that transmits and reflects colors. The prisms are mounted on bases containing projectors. As you wander among and manipulate the prisms to rotate, you can enjoy an interplay of lights and reflections. Moreover, when rotating, the prisms make bell sounds.

Yes, people will manipulate the prisms to see them display colors to their full capacity. That's why the prisms have a regular maintenance schedule that includes a deep cleaning with eco-friendly disinfectant cleaner, scrubbing, and a wash down. Learn more about Prismatica and make a plan to head to the Krohn soon!

 

FIND MORE THINGS TO DO

 

photo credit: Patrick Schneider
Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children 5 - 17 years old, free for children 4 and younger; 513-421-4086 or http://cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.


QUEEN BEE HALF MARATHON (register) Find out what all the BUZZ is about! Sign up for the Queen Bee Half Marathon for a fun, exciting, female-themed weekend featuring pampering, swag, girlfriends and running. Race weekend begins Friday with a Bee-u-tique event, AKA the expo where runners grab their race packet, shirt, swag bags of goodies and meet up with fellow runners. Saturday morning, runners can participate in a half marathon, obtain their finisher's medal and enjoy a post-race party.   Bee empowered, register for this event, HERE. Cincinnati, 644 Linn Street, Cincinnati; $90 half marathon, $45 4 miler; 513-721-7447 or http://queenbeehalf.com.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


FREE THE GREAT PUMPKIN CELEBRATION (register) It is pumpkin season at HVO! Celebrate the Great Pumpkin Festival by finding the perfect pumpkin, taking a hayride around the farm, delicious seasonal treats and so much more. Kids will love playing at the barnyard play yard, which includes bounce houses Thursdays - Sundays. Register for this free event by clicking HERE. Hidden Valley Orchard, 5474 Ohio 48, Lebanon; 10:00 a.m.; 513-932-1869 or http://hiddenvalleyorchards.com.


TWISTED TRAILS HAUNTED ATTRACTION Twisted Trails is back for 2022! Thrill seekers beware: something sinister is lurking in the woods and raking up screams in the muck! Have a screaming good time navigating through this twisted, haunted trail. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Twisted Trails, 5719 Ohio 73, Wilmington; 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.; admission includes a game of Alien Invasion Gel Soft and 18 holes of Eaglewood Mini golf; $22 general admission, $30 fast pass admission + group pricing available ; 513-317-0983 or https://www.twistedtrailshaunt.com.


FREE UNION TERMINAL ROTUNDA TOUR Union Terminal's grand rotunda leaves visitors wonderstruck! This tour will explain the architecture, construction and art of one of the finest examples of Art Deco style and its world-famous mosaic murals.    Limited capacity tours are first come, first served. Saturdays Noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sundays 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.

Sun 9

“Murder on the Orient Express” at the Aronoff Whodunit? "Murder on the Orient Express," the thrilling Agatha Christie murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seats! Follow the unexpected twists and turns as Detective Hercule Poirot aims to solve the case. Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Risa Brainin, this Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production is in the new Jarson-Kaplan Theater now through October 23, 2022.  

Advisory:

Agatha Christie’s play is suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).  

Synopsis:

Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express train that traveling from Istanbul, Turkey to Western Europe. When the train unexpectedly stops in isolated, snowy mountains, only nine of the travelers are alive. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer in their midsts.  

FIND MORE GREAT THINGS TO DO!

Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.; tickets starting at $33.50; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/murder-on-the-orient-express.


BURGER FARM FALL FESTIVAL Make memories with the family at Burger Farm's 49th Annual Fall Festival!  An autumn tradition, families can enjoy fall fun like the animated pumpkin land, a giant jumping pillow, peddle carts, mini-zip lines, a barrel ride, a horizontal climbing wall, corn sandbox, nerf shootout, music and so much more. There are plenty of opportunities for the kids to run, jump, climb and play and tons of great photo opps to capture the moment.  Burger Farm Fall Festival Activities with an additional fee include: pony rides, amusement rides, sand art, carnival games, paintball shooting gallery and private parties.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $14 per person, $10 for seniors 65+, free for two and younger + some activities require additional fees; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS: THE MUSICAL Theatre guests will be transported to present-day Auradon Prep to watch the offspring of Maleficent, Cruella De Vil and Jafar attempt to navigate school. Among their fellow students are the children of their parent's sworn enemies! Will they follow their parents' wicked footsteps or learn to be good?  Taft Theatre , 317 East 5th Street, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m.; see website for ticket pricing; subscriptions and flex passes on sale now; 513-569-8080 or https://thechildrenstheatre.com/shows/descendants.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FREE Fright Night Weekend Head to Washington Park for Fright Night Weekend, featuring spooktacular Halloween movies all weekend.  Washington Park , 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati; 8:00 p.m.; https://washingtonpark.org/series/fright-night-weekend-2/.


FULL MOON WALK (register) Hit the trails at night and enjoy the full moon, natural history moments and special readings.   Recommended for adults and children 12 and up.   

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF A NIGHT HIKE 

1. Dress for the trail. Wear sturdy shoes with treads and clothes that make sense for the weather. Comfort is king and layers are your friend. 2. Turn off lights. Bring a flashlight, but try leaving it off and leave those cool light up shoes at home. Turn off your cell phone ringer and listen in. 3. Use your ears. Nature has a lot to say at night. The less we talk, the more we hear. Turn your cell phone ringer off and listen in. 4. Stick together. Let’s learn from each other. Plus, staying on trail together keeps you and our plants and animals safe. 5. Relax and enjoy the magic of nature at night! Are you a little afraid of the dark? We’re here to make sure you feel comfortable. SOURCE: Cincinnati Nature Center.   FIND MORE THINGS TO DO HERE!   Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 7:30 p.m.; $13 nonmembers, includes daily admission; $7 members; 513-831-1711 or http://cincynature.org.


FREE Hyde Park Farmers Market Head to the Hyde Park Farmers Market (HPFM) for live music, family fun and locally produced fruits, vegetables (and more). From 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. every Sunday, you can take in more than 35 local farmers and food artisans within an outdoor shopping experience for all ages. Hyde Park Farmers Market has grown over the years and is now one of the most popular markets around. The market takes place Sundays through the end of October.

DAILY FARMERS MARKETS

Brown’s Family Farm Market 11620 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio (Daily – weather dependent) Columbia Tusculum Farmers Market 260 Wilmer Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio (year round) Findlay Market  1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. (closed on Mondays) Garver Family Farm Market 6716 Hamilton Lebanon Road, Middletown, Ohio (May – end of October 2022) Lunken Airport Farmers Market Near Kellogg and Wilmer Avenues, near Lunken Airport, Cincinnati, Ohio Newtown Farmers Market 3950 Round Bottom Road, Cincinnati, Ohio (year round 2022) Brown’s Family Farmers Market 11620 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio Shaw’s Farmer’s Market 1737 Ohio 131, Milford, Ohio

SUNDAY FARMERS MARKETS

Historic Harrison Farmers’ Market 220 Harrison Ave. at this firehouse parking lot, Harrison, Ohio.  Liberty Farm Market 5850 Princeton Road, Liberty Township, Ohio Mariemont Farmers’ Market Mid May – end of September 2022 at Mariemont Elementary School parking lot at 6750 Wooster Pike Mount Healthy  Fibonacci Brewing Company at 1445 Compton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio Riverfront Market Smale Riverfront Park at the Castellini Esplanade  

FIND MORE THINGS TO DO HERE!

Hyde Park Square , 2700 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati; 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; https://www.hydeparkfarmersmarket.com.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


Kentucky Wool Festival Baa! Celebrate all things sheep, hear live bluegrass music, browse over 100 arts and crafts vendor booths and enjoy great festival food.  48 Concord Caddo Road, Falmouth; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 ages 7 - 18, free for children six and younger; $20 3-day passes ; http://kywoolfest.org.


KIDSPACE OPEN STUDIO Combine science, play and art to create something new in the KidSPACE studio. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m.; program included with admission: $16.50 adults, $12.50 seniors and children 3 - 12, free for members; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.


KINGS ISLAND HALLOWEEN HAUNT Voted 2021's Best Theme Park Halloween Event by USA TODAY readers!   When the sun goes down, and the werewolves begin to howl, head to Kings Island for Halloween Haunt! Highlights include haunted attractions like Backwoods Bayou and Urgent Scare plus nightmare inducing rides like Banshee and The   Beast. Terrified shrieks are sure to fill the air all night long!   Halloween Haunt is intended for mature audiences and is not recommended for children under 13. This is a frightful event that is open until 12 a.m.   

Click here to learn more.

Kings Island , 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; 6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.; Buy online for savings.; http://Visitkingsisland.com.


Kings Island’s Tricks and Treats Fall Festival Put on a costume and get in the harvest spirit; families can enjoy tasty treats, watch lively entertainment and go on lots of exciting rides at Kings Island's Tricks and Treats Fall Fest. –Rides! From adventure seekers’ bravely beginning their thrill seeking in Planet Snoopy all the way to the adrenaline junkies shrieking while riding the brand new Giga Coaster Orion, there is an exhilarating option for every ride-enthusiast in your family. –Candy! Need some practice for the big night of trick or treating? Wear a costume, yell “TRICK OR TREAT!” and don’t forget to say “Thank You”, too! There are plenty of themed trick or treat stations around the park for ghouls and boos to get tasty treats.  –Fall Fun! There is an abundance of autumnal activities throughout Planet Snoopy. Artsy kiddos will enjoy a coloring station and make and take craft. There are tons of spooky themed games for kiddos looking to test their skill and luck. Families can feel transported to a pumpkin patch as they make their way through a corn or hay maze. Kiddos can ride harvest tractors or blast their way through a ninja challenge course. Prepare to be busy! And if you burn through all your energy, don’t worry- there is some delicious food you can fuel up on…    Check out our full 2021 Tricks and Treats Mom Report, HERE. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for ticket information; 513-754-5700 or http://visitkingsisland.com.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


NIEDERMAN FARM FALL FESTIVAL Something for everyone! Head to Niederman Farm with the family for tons of fall fun; including: bonfires, wagon rides, corn maze, jumping pillow, tug-of-war, trikes, animals, fall food and SO much more.  Niederman Family Farm, 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Hamilton; 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; buy tickets online for big savings; admission includes all activities; 513-779-6184 or https://niedermanfamilyfarm.com/.


Ohio Renaissance Festival

At the Ohio Renaissance Festival, families can explore a 16th century English village filled with shopping, shows, over 150 costumed characters, good food and so much more!  Each weekend has a fun theme:

Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 3 - 5, Opening Weekend Welcome back to the village! The Ren Fest is open an extra day- Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day!       Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 10 - 11, Fantasy Weekend All things fantastical come to life at this enchanting weekend at the Ren Fest!   Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 17 - 18, Pirates Weekend Celebrate International Talk like a Pirate Day (September 18) with rollicking sea shanties, a giant pirate ship and pirate playtime for all ye land lubbers.   Sep 24 - 25, Highland Weekend Lads and lassies can enjoy themed competitions, bagpipes, haggis and more.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 1 - 2, Time Travelers Weekend Families can dress like their favorite movie/TV/book character for this fun weekend for time travelers.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 8 - 9, Viking Weekend Hordes of families can raid the village!    Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 15 - 16, Romance Weekend Celebrate Sweetest Day with a Mass Renewal of Vows Ceremony held at St. Peter's Chapel at 12:30 on Saturday and Sunday.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 22 - 23, Feast of Fool It’s okay to be foolish this weekend! The village is filled with fools of all sizes and their foolish antics. PLUS it’s Pumpkin Vs. Watermelon Wars!   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 30 - 31, Tricks or Treats Enjoy the last show, mug of ale and delicious food of the 2022 festival season. Wee ones 12 and younger are free this weekend.     Click HERE to purchase tickets to the 2022 Ohio Renaissance Festival.   Harveysburg; 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; $25 adult general admission, $7 child general admission (5 - 12) + FREE parking for 2022 ; 513-897-7000 or http://renfestival.com.


FREE Operation Pumpkin Celebrate the 11 year anniversary of this awesome pumpkin and art festival, featuring live music, kids activities, a pageant, pup parade, vendors, food and HUGE carved pumpkins. 1 High Street, Hamilton; 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; https://www.operation-pumpkin.org.


PRISMATICA Opens at Krohn Conservatory Prismatica is on display at the Krohn Conservatory beginning Saturday, July 2. Visitors will be immersed in a world of color during the exhibition; giant pivoting prisms will transform the Krohn into an interactive kaleidoscope of light and reflections!

About PRISMATICA

The installation is made up of two-meter-tall pivoting prisms that transform the space into a giant kaleidoscope of colors. The prisms are made of panels laminated with a dichroic film that transmits and reflects colors. The prisms are mounted on bases containing projectors. As you wander among and manipulate the prisms to rotate, you can enjoy an interplay of lights and reflections. Moreover, when rotating, the prisms make bell sounds.

Yes, people will manipulate the prisms to see them display colors to their full capacity. That's why the prisms have a regular maintenance schedule that includes a deep cleaning with eco-friendly disinfectant cleaner, scrubbing, and a wash down. Learn more about Prismatica and make a plan to head to the Krohn soon!

 

FIND MORE THINGS TO DO

 

photo credit: Patrick Schneider
Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children 5 - 17 years old, free for children 4 and younger; 513-421-4086 or http://cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


FREE UNION TERMINAL ROTUNDA TOUR Union Terminal's grand rotunda leaves visitors wonderstruck! This tour will explain the architecture, construction and art of one of the finest examples of Art Deco style and its world-famous mosaic murals.    Limited capacity tours are first come, first served. Saturdays Noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sundays 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.

Mon 10

FREE A IS FOR AUTUMN STORYTIME: KINDERBRIDGE Get ready for Kindergarten with stories, songs, and hands-on activities. Recommended for ages 4 – 6.  No registration required.   Session runs every Monday from September 12th through October 17th.  Harrison Branch , 10398 New Haven Road, Harrison; 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.; 513-369-4442 or http://chpl.org.


FREE BOOK CLUB: CALDECOTT IMAGINATION STATION Every week the library will read and highlight a different Caldecott medal-winning picture book and do art activity related to the artwork in that week's book. For ages 5-13. The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Reading Branch , 8740 Reading Road, Reading; 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 513-369-4465 or http://chpl.org.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FREE GET ARTISTIC WITH MS. MELINDA Join Ms. Melinda to get artistic! Each month, there will be a new craft theme for kids to enjoy. Support provided by the Wyoming Fine Arts Center and ArtsWave.  Elmwood Place , 6120 Vine Street, Cincinnati; 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 513-369-4452 or http://chpl.org.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


FREE MOVIE MONDAYS Mondays are for movies at the library with friends!  College Hill Branch , 1400 West North Bend Road, Cincinnati; 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.; 513-369-6036 or http://cincinnatilibrary.org.


Music Monday at Happy Hangouts Monday means music to your child's ears. Come explore Happy Hangout's collection of instruments, giant indoor playscape, the cool kid's city and more.    Happy Hangout Westside, 2041 Anderson Ferry Road, Cincinnati; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; included with playpass; 513-458-1470 or http://happyhangoutws.com.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


PRISMATICA Opens at Krohn Conservatory Prismatica is on display at the Krohn Conservatory beginning Saturday, July 2. Visitors will be immersed in a world of color during the exhibition; giant pivoting prisms will transform the Krohn into an interactive kaleidoscope of light and reflections!

About PRISMATICA

The installation is made up of two-meter-tall pivoting prisms that transform the space into a giant kaleidoscope of colors. The prisms are made of panels laminated with a dichroic film that transmits and reflects colors. The prisms are mounted on bases containing projectors. As you wander among and manipulate the prisms to rotate, you can enjoy an interplay of lights and reflections. Moreover, when rotating, the prisms make bell sounds.

Yes, people will manipulate the prisms to see them display colors to their full capacity. That's why the prisms have a regular maintenance schedule that includes a deep cleaning with eco-friendly disinfectant cleaner, scrubbing, and a wash down. Learn more about Prismatica and make a plan to head to the Krohn soon!

 

FIND MORE THINGS TO DO

 

photo credit: Patrick Schneider
Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children 5 - 17 years old, free for children 4 and younger; 513-421-4086 or http://cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


FREE STORYTIME IN THE FOREST Gather round the tree for a fun, nature-themed story each Monday in the Nature Center at The Summer! An animal ambassador will be a special guest at this wonderful weekly event.  Nature Center at The Summit , 1580 Summit Road, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


SUPER SPROUTS Little one's can stop by the museum to create a masterpiece each week; young artists will have fun, make friends and develop fine motor skills.  Cincinnati Museum Center- Duke Energy Children's Museum, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 10:30 a.m.; program included with museum admission: $16.50 adults, $12.50 seniors and children 3 - 12, free for members).; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.

Tue 11

“Murder on the Orient Express” at the Aronoff Whodunit? "Murder on the Orient Express," the thrilling Agatha Christie murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seats! Follow the unexpected twists and turns as Detective Hercule Poirot aims to solve the case. Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Risa Brainin, this Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production is in the new Jarson-Kaplan Theater now through October 23, 2022.  

Advisory:

Agatha Christie’s play is suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).  

Synopsis:

Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express train that traveling from Istanbul, Turkey to Western Europe. When the train unexpectedly stops in isolated, snowy mountains, only nine of the travelers are alive. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer in their midsts.  

FIND MORE GREAT THINGS TO DO!

Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $33.50; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/murder-on-the-orient-express.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FREE FAMILY YOGA (register) Vivienne Konz, a certified yoga instructor, will introduce families to the world of yoga.  Hyde Park Branch, 2747 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati; 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.; 513-369-4456 or http://chpl.org.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


JUMPEROO AT URBAN AIR Little ones 5 years old and under will have big fun jumping, bouncing and crawling the morning away.  Urban Air Adventure Park , 3321 Alamo Avenue, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; $10.99 for ages five and younger (taxes/jump socks not included); 513-322-3130 or http://Urbanair.com.


FREE Kids Crew at Newport on the Levee Every week is something new and exciting for kids at the Levee; playtime may include face painters, story tellers, magicians, arts and crafts and more!  Newport On the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport; 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; 859-291-0550 or https://www.newportonthelevee.com/kids-crew.


NATURE TOTS (register) Catch a breath of fresh air! This four-week nature-based class will have toddlers playing games, hearing stories and even meeting animal ambassadors.  LaBoiteaux Woods, 5400 Lanius Lane, Cincinnati; 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; $40 per adult and one child aged 1.5 - 2.5 years old. ; https://explorenature.regfox.com/nature-tots-fall-2022 or http://cincinnatiparks.com.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


PRISMATICA Opens at Krohn Conservatory Prismatica is on display at the Krohn Conservatory beginning Saturday, July 2. Visitors will be immersed in a world of color during the exhibition; giant pivoting prisms will transform the Krohn into an interactive kaleidoscope of light and reflections!

About PRISMATICA

The installation is made up of two-meter-tall pivoting prisms that transform the space into a giant kaleidoscope of colors. The prisms are made of panels laminated with a dichroic film that transmits and reflects colors. The prisms are mounted on bases containing projectors. As you wander among and manipulate the prisms to rotate, you can enjoy an interplay of lights and reflections. Moreover, when rotating, the prisms make bell sounds.

Yes, people will manipulate the prisms to see them display colors to their full capacity. That's why the prisms have a regular maintenance schedule that includes a deep cleaning with eco-friendly disinfectant cleaner, scrubbing, and a wash down. Learn more about Prismatica and make a plan to head to the Krohn soon!

 

FIND MORE THINGS TO DO

 

photo credit: Patrick Schneider
Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children 5 - 17 years old, free for children 4 and younger; 513-421-4086 or http://cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


WEEKDAY HAYRIDES @ BURGER FARM Take a relaxing hayride at Burger Farm during the week, and pick up some pumpkins, gourds, hay and more at the Garden Center.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; $5 hayrides + additional fees for fall produce and merchandise; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.

Wed 12

“Murder on the Orient Express” at the Aronoff Whodunit? "Murder on the Orient Express," the thrilling Agatha Christie murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seats! Follow the unexpected twists and turns as Detective Hercule Poirot aims to solve the case. Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Risa Brainin, this Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production is in the new Jarson-Kaplan Theater now through October 23, 2022.  

Advisory:

Agatha Christie’s play is suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).  

Synopsis:

Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express train that traveling from Istanbul, Turkey to Western Europe. When the train unexpectedly stops in isolated, snowy mountains, only nine of the travelers are alive. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer in their midsts.  

FIND MORE GREAT THINGS TO DO!

Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $33.50; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/murder-on-the-orient-express.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


POKEMON CLUB Pika pika! Bring cards from home or borrow some from the J to work on game skills at Pokémon Club. Dinner will be provided. Mayerson JCC , 8485 Ridge Avenue, Cincinnati; 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; $13 public, $10 J Member; 513-761-7500 or https://myj.mayersonjcc.org/s/registration?courseSession=Pokemon%20Club%20%7C%20Summer%202%202022.


PRISMATICA Opens at Krohn Conservatory Prismatica is on display at the Krohn Conservatory beginning Saturday, July 2. Visitors will be immersed in a world of color during the exhibition; giant pivoting prisms will transform the Krohn into an interactive kaleidoscope of light and reflections!

About PRISMATICA

The installation is made up of two-meter-tall pivoting prisms that transform the space into a giant kaleidoscope of colors. The prisms are made of panels laminated with a dichroic film that transmits and reflects colors. The prisms are mounted on bases containing projectors. As you wander among and manipulate the prisms to rotate, you can enjoy an interplay of lights and reflections. Moreover, when rotating, the prisms make bell sounds.

Yes, people will manipulate the prisms to see them display colors to their full capacity. That's why the prisms have a regular maintenance schedule that includes a deep cleaning with eco-friendly disinfectant cleaner, scrubbing, and a wash down. Learn more about Prismatica and make a plan to head to the Krohn soon!

 

FIND MORE THINGS TO DO

 

photo credit: Patrick Schneider
Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children 5 - 17 years old, free for children 4 and younger; 513-421-4086 or http://cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.


QUEEN CITY ZUMBINI AT OWL’S NEST PARK Littles ages 0 - 5 can explore music, movement, instruments and more with their caregivers!    October 26th session will be a Halloween celebration- wear costumes and get ready for lots of fun. Zumbini Halloween Class Owl's Nest Park , 1984 Madison Road, Cincinnati; 10:30 a.m.; $13 per class, weekly sessions offered through October 11; 513-673-0797 or http://queencityzbini.com.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


UNDER THE BOARDWALK: FISH AND TURTLE FEEDING What lurks beneath the boardwalk? Come meet these critters, see them get fed and learn all about them from a Nature Center Naturalist. Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.; included in daily admission; $10 non-member adults, $6 non-member children, free for members; 513-831-1711 or http://cincynature.org.


WEE WEDNESDAYS Preschoolers will love making friends and carrying out enriching activities each Wednesday.  October 5th will focus on melody making with Ms. Barbara, October 12th will feature Abrakadoodle Art and October 19th is all about Science with Barbara James, M. Ed.  The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum, 3738 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m.; $15 pp per day; 513-473-5745 or http://thecarnegiecenter.org.


WEEKDAY HAYRIDES @ BURGER FARM Take a relaxing hayride at Burger Farm during the week, and pick up some pumpkins, gourds, hay and more at the Garden Center.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; $5 hayrides + additional fees for fall produce and merchandise; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.


FREE YOGA ON THE LEVEE Sage Yoga Hot + Pilates will be offering weekly yoga classes for yogis of all skill levels!  Newport On the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport; 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; 859-291-0550 or https://www.newportonthelevee.com/yoga-on-the-levee.

Thu 13

“Murder on the Orient Express” at the Aronoff Whodunit? "Murder on the Orient Express," the thrilling Agatha Christie murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seats! Follow the unexpected twists and turns as Detective Hercule Poirot aims to solve the case. Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Risa Brainin, this Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production is in the new Jarson-Kaplan Theater now through October 23, 2022.  

Advisory:

Agatha Christie’s play is suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).  

Synopsis:

Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express train that traveling from Istanbul, Turkey to Western Europe. When the train unexpectedly stops in isolated, snowy mountains, only nine of the travelers are alive. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer in their midsts.  

FIND MORE GREAT THINGS TO DO!

Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $33.50; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/murder-on-the-orient-express.


FREE BAT PARTY (register) Although bats are the perfect animal to celebrate during spooky season, they are often misunderstood. Learn about the creature while making bat-themed crafts. Alexandria Branch , 8333 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria; 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.; 859-572-7463 or http://cc-pl.org.


FREE BLINK 2022 BLINK is back and it is bigger and better than ever! The fun will kick off with a parade on October 13th around 7:30 p.m.; the theme of the 2022 parade is "Together: a constellation of share cultures and unique identities; we illuminate joy through creative expression". Families can hit the town October 13 - 16th to explore 30+ blocks of lights, music, murals and projection maps spanning from Findlay Market all the way to Covington, Ky.  Don't miss out on this unique, free, family-friendly community shared experience!  Cincinnati, Oh & Covington, Ky, Cincinnati; 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; see website for updates and map; https://www.blinkcincinnati.com/.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FREE FRANKEN-BARBIES (register) Like Dr. Frankenstein, you can stitch together a collection of Barbie dolls to piece your own terrifying creation. Cold Spring Branch CCPL , 3920 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring; 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 859-781-6166 or http://cc-pl.org.


FREE GHOSTS OF NATURES PAST Stop by the "spooked out" nature station for a self-guided exploration of the creatures that once called Ohio home.  Available October 13 - 30. Valid parking permit required for park entry.  Sharon Woods, Sharon Centre , 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


JURASSIC WORLD LIVE TOUR Don't miss the Jurassic World Live Tour during their first visit to Cincinnati! This exciting and interactive show will have crowds in an upROAR!  Audiences can join forces with a team of scientists to unravel a corrupt plan and save Jeanie, a Troodon, from a terrible fate.  Order tickets HERE. Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway Street, Cincinnati; 7:00 p.m.; tickets starting at $19; 513-421-4111 or https://heritagebankcenter.com/event/2022/10/jurassic-world-live.


FREE LEGO CREW Creative kids ages 6 - 12 an imagine and design with LEGOs at the library.  Madeira Branch, 7200 Miami Avenue, Cincinnati; 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.; 513-369-6028 or http://cincinnatilibrary.org.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


NIEDERMAN FARM FALL FESTIVAL Something for everyone! Head to Niederman Farm with the family for tons of fall fun; including: bonfires, wagon rides, corn maze, jumping pillow, tug-of-war, trikes, animals, fall food and SO much more.  Niederman Family Farm, 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Hamilton; 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; buy tickets online for big savings; admission includes all activities; 513-779-6184 or https://niedermanfamilyfarm.com/.


PRISMATICA Opens at Krohn Conservatory Prismatica is on display at the Krohn Conservatory beginning Saturday, July 2. Visitors will be immersed in a world of color during the exhibition; giant pivoting prisms will transform the Krohn into an interactive kaleidoscope of light and reflections!

About PRISMATICA

The installation is made up of two-meter-tall pivoting prisms that transform the space into a giant kaleidoscope of colors. The prisms are made of panels laminated with a dichroic film that transmits and reflects colors. The prisms are mounted on bases containing projectors. As you wander among and manipulate the prisms to rotate, you can enjoy an interplay of lights and reflections. Moreover, when rotating, the prisms make bell sounds.

Yes, people will manipulate the prisms to see them display colors to their full capacity. That's why the prisms have a regular maintenance schedule that includes a deep cleaning with eco-friendly disinfectant cleaner, scrubbing, and a wash down. Learn more about Prismatica and make a plan to head to the Krohn soon!

 

FIND MORE THINGS TO DO

 

photo credit: Patrick Schneider
Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children 5 - 17 years old, free for children 4 and younger; 513-421-4086 or http://cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


WEEKDAY HAYRIDES @ BURGER FARM Take a relaxing hayride at Burger Farm during the week, and pick up some pumpkins, gourds, hay and more at the Garden Center.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; $5 hayrides + additional fees for fall produce and merchandise; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.

Fri 14

“Murder on the Orient Express” at the Aronoff Whodunit? "Murder on the Orient Express," the thrilling Agatha Christie murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seats! Follow the unexpected twists and turns as Detective Hercule Poirot aims to solve the case. Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Risa Brainin, this Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production is in the new Jarson-Kaplan Theater now through October 23, 2022.  

Advisory:

Agatha Christie’s play is suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).  

Synopsis:

Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express train that traveling from Istanbul, Turkey to Western Europe. When the train unexpectedly stops in isolated, snowy mountains, only nine of the travelers are alive. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer in their midsts.  

FIND MORE GREAT THINGS TO DO!

Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $33.50; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/murder-on-the-orient-express.


FREE BLINK 2022 BLINK is back and it is bigger and better than ever! The fun will kick off with a parade on October 13th around 7:30 p.m.; the theme of the 2022 parade is "Together: a constellation of share cultures and unique identities; we illuminate joy through creative expression". Families can hit the town October 13 - 16th to explore 30+ blocks of lights, music, murals and projection maps spanning from Findlay Market all the way to Covington, Ky.  Don't miss out on this unique, free, family-friendly community shared experience!  Cincinnati, Oh & Covington, Ky, Cincinnati; 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; see website for updates and map; https://www.blinkcincinnati.com/.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


CHARM AT THE FARM This open-air vintage market, located on a 56-acre farm, features home decor, furniture, rustic gifts, tasty treats from local food trucks and a fun photo op experience, too.  Charm at the Farm , 4953 Bunnell Hill Road, Lebanon; 3:30 p.m.; see website for ticket details; http://charmatthefarm.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS: THE MUSICAL Theatre guests will be transported to present-day Auradon Prep to watch the offspring of Maleficent, Cruella De Vil and Jafar attempt to navigate school. Among their fellow students are the children of their parent's sworn enemies! Will they follow their parents' wicked footsteps or learn to be good?  Taft Theatre , 317 East 5th Street, Cincinnati; 7:00 p.m.; see website for ticket pricing; subscriptions and flex passes on sale now; 513-569-8080 or https://thechildrenstheatre.com/shows/descendants.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FREE GHOSTS OF NATURES PAST Stop by the "spooked out" nature station for a self-guided exploration of the creatures that once called Ohio home.  Available October 13 - 30. Valid parking permit required for park entry.  Sharon Woods, Sharon Centre , 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


HAUNTED VILLAGE AT HERITAGE VILLAGE The 19th century village inside Sharon Woods Park is the perfect setting for a spooky October evening! Trick-or-treat through the village meeting ghosts, witches and a fortune teller along the way. Walk through the spooky cemetery and haunted woods. Enjoy balloon art, games, theater, storytelling, a maze, a creepy critter zoo and more! (more…) Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; $10 per person, free for museum members and under 2; 513-563-9484 or https://heritagevillagecincinnati.org/events/haunted-village.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


JUMPEROO AT URBAN AIR Little ones 5 years old and under will have big fun jumping, bouncing and crawling the morning away.  Urban Air Adventure Park , 3321 Alamo Avenue, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; $10.99 for ages five and younger (taxes/jump socks not included); 513-322-3130 or http://Urbanair.com.


JURASSIC WORLD LIVE TOUR Don't miss the Jurassic World Live Tour during their first visit to Cincinnati! This exciting and interactive show will have crowds in an upROAR!  Audiences can join forces with a team of scientists to unravel a corrupt plan and save Jeanie, a Troodon, from a terrible fate.  Order tickets HERE. Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway Street, Cincinnati; 7:00 p.m.; tickets starting at $19; 513-421-4111 or https://heritagebankcenter.com/event/2022/10/jurassic-world-live.


KINGS ISLAND HALLOWEEN HAUNT Voted 2021's Best Theme Park Halloween Event by USA TODAY readers!   When the sun goes down, and the werewolves begin to howl, head to Kings Island for Halloween Haunt! Highlights include haunted attractions like Backwoods Bayou and Urgent Scare plus nightmare inducing rides like Banshee and The   Beast. Terrified shrieks are sure to fill the air all night long!   Halloween Haunt is intended for mature audiences and is not recommended for children under 13. This is a frightful event that is open until 12 a.m.   

Click here to learn more.

Kings Island , 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; 6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.; Buy online for savings.; http://Visitkingsisland.com.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


NIEDERMAN FARM FALL FESTIVAL Something for everyone! Head to Niederman Farm with the family for tons of fall fun; including: bonfires, wagon rides, corn maze, jumping pillow, tug-of-war, trikes, animals, fall food and SO much more.  Niederman Family Farm, 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Hamilton; 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; buy tickets online for big savings; admission includes all activities; 513-779-6184 or https://niedermanfamilyfarm.com/.


PRISMATICA Opens at Krohn Conservatory Prismatica is on display at the Krohn Conservatory beginning Saturday, July 2. Visitors will be immersed in a world of color during the exhibition; giant pivoting prisms will transform the Krohn into an interactive kaleidoscope of light and reflections!

About PRISMATICA

The installation is made up of two-meter-tall pivoting prisms that transform the space into a giant kaleidoscope of colors. The prisms are made of panels laminated with a dichroic film that transmits and reflects colors. The prisms are mounted on bases containing projectors. As you wander among and manipulate the prisms to rotate, you can enjoy an interplay of lights and reflections. Moreover, when rotating, the prisms make bell sounds.

Yes, people will manipulate the prisms to see them display colors to their full capacity. That's why the prisms have a regular maintenance schedule that includes a deep cleaning with eco-friendly disinfectant cleaner, scrubbing, and a wash down. Learn more about Prismatica and make a plan to head to the Krohn soon!

 

FIND MORE THINGS TO DO

 

photo credit: Patrick Schneider
Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children 5 - 17 years old, free for children 4 and younger; 513-421-4086 or http://cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.


SCHOOL DAY PLAY AT URBAN AIR Homeschoolers can climb, jump, zip and slide at Urban Air during these monthly play days!  Urban Air Adventure Park , 3321 Alamo Avenue, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; $17.49 pp + tax/socks; 513-322-3130 or https://www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com/locations/ohio/cincinnati.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


FREE SKATEFEST AT SAWYER POINT Grab some skates and get ready to let the good times roll at SkateFest Cincinnati, hosted by Cincinnati Parks Foundation and Skate Downtown Cincinnati. There are a variety of adult skate opportunities perfect for date night or girls night out! A family session is available October 14th from 4 - 7 p.m., read more below.  Sign the waiver to skate, HERE. Rental skates available for 18+.    Outdoor Skating Rink, 925 Riverside Drive, Cincinnati; http://cincinnatiparksfoundation.com.


TWISTED TRAILS HAUNTED ATTRACTION Twisted Trails is back for 2022! Thrill seekers beware: something sinister is lurking in the woods and raking up screams in the muck! Have a screaming good time navigating through this twisted, haunted trail. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Twisted Trails, 5719 Ohio 73, Wilmington; 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.; admission includes a game of Alien Invasion Gel Soft and 18 holes of Eaglewood Mini golf; $22 general admission, $30 fast pass admission + group pricing available ; 513-317-0983 or https://www.twistedtrailshaunt.com.


WEEKDAY HAYRIDES @ BURGER FARM Take a relaxing hayride at Burger Farm during the week, and pick up some pumpkins, gourds, hay and more at the Garden Center.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; $5 hayrides + additional fees for fall produce and merchandise; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.

Sat 15

“Murder on the Orient Express” at the Aronoff Whodunit? "Murder on the Orient Express," the thrilling Agatha Christie murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seats! Follow the unexpected twists and turns as Detective Hercule Poirot aims to solve the case. Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Risa Brainin, this Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production is in the new Jarson-Kaplan Theater now through October 23, 2022.  

Advisory:

Agatha Christie’s play is suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).  

Synopsis:

Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express train that traveling from Istanbul, Turkey to Western Europe. When the train unexpectedly stops in isolated, snowy mountains, only nine of the travelers are alive. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer in their midsts.  

FIND MORE GREAT THINGS TO DO!

Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $33.50; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/murder-on-the-orient-express.


FREE BLINK 2022 BLINK is back and it is bigger and better than ever! The fun will kick off with a parade on October 13th around 7:30 p.m.; the theme of the 2022 parade is "Together: a constellation of share cultures and unique identities; we illuminate joy through creative expression". Families can hit the town October 13 - 16th to explore 30+ blocks of lights, music, murals and projection maps spanning from Findlay Market all the way to Covington, Ky.  Don't miss out on this unique, free, family-friendly community shared experience!  Cincinnati, Oh & Covington, Ky, Cincinnati; 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; see website for updates and map; https://www.blinkcincinnati.com/.


BURGER FARM FALL FESTIVAL Make memories with the family at Burger Farm's 49th Annual Fall Festival!  An autumn tradition, families can enjoy fall fun like the animated pumpkin land, a giant jumping pillow, peddle carts, mini-zip lines, a barrel ride, a horizontal climbing wall, corn sandbox, nerf shootout, music and so much more. There are plenty of opportunities for the kids to run, jump, climb and play and tons of great photo opps to capture the moment.  Burger Farm Fall Festival Activities with an additional fee include: pony rides, amusement rides, sand art, carnival games, paintball shooting gallery and private parties.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $14 per person, $10 for seniors 65+, free for two and younger + some activities require additional fees; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


FREE City Flea 2022 Head down to OTR for this unique outdoor market featuring local vendors of all kinds. Families can grab a bite from a food truck and kids will definitely want to spend some time at the fun playground.  The flea is a way to keep your dollars local, get out in the community and experience the city in a super-cool way.
 
Washington Park, 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; http://thecityflea.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FREE CURBSIDE TRICK OR TREAT Get spooky with Campbell County Public Library as they celebrate Halloween!    All goblins and ghouls are welcome to don a costume and enjoy curbside trick or treating from their cars. Families can stop by different stations for candy, a craft and a book (one for kids and another for adults). Walk ups are also welcome! Curbside trick or treating will be available at:  In case of inclement weather, event will be moved to October 29th.  Campbell County Public Library, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; http://cc-pl.org.


DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS: THE MUSICAL Theatre guests will be transported to present-day Auradon Prep to watch the offspring of Maleficent, Cruella De Vil and Jafar attempt to navigate school. Among their fellow students are the children of their parent's sworn enemies! Will they follow their parents' wicked footsteps or learn to be good?  Taft Theatre , 317 East 5th Street, Cincinnati; 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.; see website for ticket pricing; subscriptions and flex passes on sale now; 513-569-8080 or https://thechildrenstheatre.com/shows/descendants.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FAMILIES CREATE! FASHION TO A T (register) Young artists, with Michael Coppage as their guide, will learn to express identity and style by decorating a "Black Box" t-shirt. Weston Art Gallery , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m.; $5 per child; 513-977-4165 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/families-create-fashion-to-the-t.


GARDEN ADVENTURES: CHILLS AND THRILLS (register) Spooky season is creeping up; spend a morning at the park celebrating the season with crafts, games and visits from not-so-creepy critters. Intended for ages two to five years old.  Glenwood Gardens Highfield Discovery Garden , 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.; $9 child nonmember, $6 adult nonmbers, $7child member (includes one adult caregiver); 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


GET YOUR GLOW ON Before cities were lit up with art installations, they were lit up with signs! Learn how signs glow through demonstrations, led by NeonWorks of Cincinnati, and interactivities like creating flashlights and glow-in-the-dark signs to be used at night during the BLINK festival.  American Sign Museum , 1330 Monmouth Avenue, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; included with daily admission, $15 adults, $10 youth/senior, free for children under 12; 513-541-6366 or http://americansignmuseum.org.


FREE GHOSTS OF NATURES PAST Stop by the "spooked out" nature station for a self-guided exploration of the creatures that once called Ohio home.  Available October 13 - 30. Valid parking permit required for park entry.  Sharon Woods, Sharon Centre , 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


HALLZOOWEEN 2022 Ghouls and boos can visit trick-or-treat stations featuring local sponsors, watch animals enjoy enrichment, see Phil Dalton's Theater of Illusion Show and SO much more. HallZOOween is presented by Frisch's and takes place October 15 - 16, 22- 23 and 29 - 30. 
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Learn more about smart candy shopping by clicking HERE.     Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; included with zoo admission; free for members; 513-559-7781 or https://cincinnatizoo.org/events/hallzooween/.


HAUNTED VILLAGE AT HERITAGE VILLAGE The 19th century village inside Sharon Woods Park is the perfect setting for a spooky October evening! Trick-or-treat through the village meeting ghosts, witches and a fortune teller along the way. Walk through the spooky cemetery and haunted woods. Enjoy balloon art, games, theater, storytelling, a maze, a creepy critter zoo and more! (more…) Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; $10 per person, free for museum members and under 2; 513-563-9484 or https://heritagevillagecincinnati.org/events/haunted-village.


FREE ISPACE DAY STEM is tons of fun! Come learn about STEM education and careers through hands-on activities and demonstrations; kids can try on a space suit, launch rockets, drive a robot, look through a telescope and so much more during the 15th annual iSpace Day.     Learn more about iSpace at http://ispace.org iSPACE, 10020 Reading Road, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; 513-554-0425 or https://ispacestem.org/pages/ispace-day.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


JURASSIC WORLD LIVE TOUR Don't miss the Jurassic World Live Tour during their first visit to Cincinnati! This exciting and interactive show will have crowds in an upROAR!  Audiences can join forces with a team of scientists to unravel a corrupt plan and save Jeanie, a Troodon, from a terrible fate.  Order tickets HERE. Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway Street, Cincinnati; 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.; tickets starting at $19; 513-421-4111 or https://heritagebankcenter.com/event/2022/10/jurassic-world-live.


KIDSPACE OPEN STUDIO Combine science, play and art to create something new in the KidSPACE studio. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m.; program included with admission: $16.50 adults, $12.50 seniors and children 3 - 12, free for members; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.


Kings Island’s Tricks and Treats Fall Festival Put on a costume and get in the harvest spirit; families can enjoy tasty treats, watch lively entertainment and go on lots of exciting rides at Kings Island's Tricks and Treats Fall Fest. –Rides! From adventure seekers’ bravely beginning their thrill seeking in Planet Snoopy all the way to the adrenaline junkies shrieking while riding the brand new Giga Coaster Orion, there is an exhilarating option for every ride-enthusiast in your family. –Candy! Need some practice for the big night of trick or treating? Wear a costume, yell “TRICK OR TREAT!” and don’t forget to say “Thank You”, too! There are plenty of themed trick or treat stations around the park for ghouls and boos to get tasty treats.  –Fall Fun! There is an abundance of autumnal activities throughout Planet Snoopy. Artsy kiddos will enjoy a coloring station and make and take craft. There are tons of spooky themed games for kiddos looking to test their skill and luck. Families can feel transported to a pumpkin patch as they make their way through a corn or hay maze. Kiddos can ride harvest tractors or blast their way through a ninja challenge course. Prepare to be busy! And if you burn through all your energy, don’t worry- there is some delicious food you can fuel up on…    Check out our full 2021 Tricks and Treats Mom Report, HERE. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for ticket information; 513-754-5700 or http://visitkingsisland.com.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


NIEDERMAN FARM FALL FESTIVAL Something for everyone! Head to Niederman Farm with the family for tons of fall fun; including: bonfires, wagon rides, corn maze, jumping pillow, tug-of-war, trikes, animals, fall food and SO much more.  Niederman Family Farm, 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Hamilton; 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; buy tickets online for big savings; admission includes all activities; 513-779-6184 or https://niedermanfamilyfarm.com/.


Ohio Renaissance Festival

At the Ohio Renaissance Festival, families can explore a 16th century English village filled with shopping, shows, over 150 costumed characters, good food and so much more!  Each weekend has a fun theme:

Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 3 - 5, Opening Weekend Welcome back to the village! The Ren Fest is open an extra day- Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day!       Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 10 - 11, Fantasy Weekend All things fantastical come to life at this enchanting weekend at the Ren Fest!   Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 17 - 18, Pirates Weekend Celebrate International Talk like a Pirate Day (September 18) with rollicking sea shanties, a giant pirate ship and pirate playtime for all ye land lubbers.   Sep 24 - 25, Highland Weekend Lads and lassies can enjoy themed competitions, bagpipes, haggis and more.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 1 - 2, Time Travelers Weekend Families can dress like their favorite movie/TV/book character for this fun weekend for time travelers.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 8 - 9, Viking Weekend Hordes of families can raid the village!    Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 15 - 16, Romance Weekend Celebrate Sweetest Day with a Mass Renewal of Vows Ceremony held at St. Peter's Chapel at 12:30 on Saturday and Sunday.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 22 - 23, Feast of Fool It’s okay to be foolish this weekend! The village is filled with fools of all sizes and their foolish antics. PLUS it’s Pumpkin Vs. Watermelon Wars!   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 30 - 31, Tricks or Treats Enjoy the last show, mug of ale and delicious food of the 2022 festival season. Wee ones 12 and younger are free this weekend.     Click HERE to purchase tickets to the 2022 Ohio Renaissance Festival.   Harveysburg; 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; $25 adult general admission, $7 child general admission (5 - 12) + FREE parking for 2022 ; 513-897-7000 or http://renfestival.com.


PRINCESS CRUISE Little princesses can cruise the river, dance to a DJ’s tunes and even meet some fairytale princesses!  BB Riverboats , 101 Riverboat Row, Newport; 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.; $33 adults, $28 children 2 - 12 ; 800-261-8586 or http://Bbriverboats.com.


PRISMATICA Opens at Krohn Conservatory Prismatica is on display at the Krohn Conservatory beginning Saturday, July 2. Visitors will be immersed in a world of color during the exhibition; giant pivoting prisms will transform the Krohn into an interactive kaleidoscope of light and reflections!

About PRISMATICA

The installation is made up of two-meter-tall pivoting prisms that transform the space into a giant kaleidoscope of colors. The prisms are made of panels laminated with a dichroic film that transmits and reflects colors. The prisms are mounted on bases containing projectors. As you wander among and manipulate the prisms to rotate, you can enjoy an interplay of lights and reflections. Moreover, when rotating, the prisms make bell sounds.

Yes, people will manipulate the prisms to see them display colors to their full capacity. That's why the prisms have a regular maintenance schedule that includes a deep cleaning with eco-friendly disinfectant cleaner, scrubbing, and a wash down. Learn more about Prismatica and make a plan to head to the Krohn soon!

 

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photo credit: Patrick Schneider
Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children 5 - 17 years old, free for children 4 and younger; 513-421-4086 or http://cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


THE HOWL (register) Families can help Fido celebrate the spooky season with this bark-tastic event. Look forward to a costume parade, trick-or-treat trail designed for both owners and their dogs, an obstacle course, vendors and more! Families and their furry friends can stick around for a screening of Disney's 101 Dalmatians at sundown.  Costume Contest Categories: Cutest Scariest Most Original Judge's Choice Best Duo/Group Prizes awarded to winners of each category. Contest starts at 5:30 PM. Don't have a dog of your own? No problem! Adoptable dogs from Animal Friends Rescue Society will be available for loan for the duration of the event. Register for this event HERE. Voice of America MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Drive, ; 4:00 p.m.; $5 per pup, free for families without dogs (yet!) +valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 15138675835 or http://Yourmetroparks.net.


TWISTED TRAILS HAUNTED ATTRACTION Twisted Trails is back for 2022! Thrill seekers beware: something sinister is lurking in the woods and raking up screams in the muck! Have a screaming good time navigating through this twisted, haunted trail. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Twisted Trails, 5719 Ohio 73, Wilmington; 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.; admission includes a game of Alien Invasion Gel Soft and 18 holes of Eaglewood Mini golf; $22 general admission, $30 fast pass admission + group pricing available ; 513-317-0983 or https://www.twistedtrailshaunt.com.


FREE UNION TERMINAL ROTUNDA TOUR Union Terminal's grand rotunda leaves visitors wonderstruck! This tour will explain the architecture, construction and art of one of the finest examples of Art Deco style and its world-famous mosaic murals.    Limited capacity tours are first come, first served. Saturdays Noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sundays 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.

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“Murder on the Orient Express” at the Aronoff Whodunit? "Murder on the Orient Express," the thrilling Agatha Christie murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seats! Follow the unexpected twists and turns as Detective Hercule Poirot aims to solve the case. Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Risa Brainin, this Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production is in the new Jarson-Kaplan Theater now through October 23, 2022.  

Advisory:

Agatha Christie’s play is suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).  

Synopsis:

Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express train that traveling from Istanbul, Turkey to Western Europe. When the train unexpectedly stops in isolated, snowy mountains, only nine of the travelers are alive. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer in their midsts.  

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Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m.; tickets starting at $33.50; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/murder-on-the-orient-express.


FREE BLINK 2022 BLINK is back and it is bigger and better than ever! The fun will kick off with a parade on October 13th around 7:30 p.m.; the theme of the 2022 parade is "Together: a constellation of share cultures and unique identities; we illuminate joy through creative expression". Families can hit the town October 13 - 16th to explore 30+ blocks of lights, music, murals and projection maps spanning from Findlay Market all the way to Covington, Ky.  Don't miss out on this unique, free, family-friendly community shared experience!  Cincinnati, Oh & Covington, Ky, Cincinnati; 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; see website for updates and map; https://www.blinkcincinnati.com/.


BURGER FARM FALL FESTIVAL Make memories with the family at Burger Farm's 49th Annual Fall Festival!  An autumn tradition, families can enjoy fall fun like the animated pumpkin land, a giant jumping pillow, peddle carts, mini-zip lines, a barrel ride, a horizontal climbing wall, corn sandbox, nerf shootout, music and so much more. There are plenty of opportunities for the kids to run, jump, climb and play and tons of great photo opps to capture the moment.  Burger Farm Fall Festival Activities with an additional fee include: pony rides, amusement rides, sand art, carnival games, paintball shooting gallery and private parties.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $14 per person, $10 for seniors 65+, free for two and younger + some activities require additional fees; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


CHARM AT THE FARM This open-air vintage market, located on a 56-acre farm, features home decor, furniture, rustic gifts, tasty treats from local food trucks and a fun photo op experience, too.  Charm at the Farm , 4953 Bunnell Hill Road, Lebanon; 3:00 p.m.; see website for ticket details; http://charmatthefarm.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS: THE MUSICAL Theatre guests will be transported to present-day Auradon Prep to watch the offspring of Maleficent, Cruella De Vil and Jafar attempt to navigate school. Among their fellow students are the children of their parent's sworn enemies! Will they follow their parents' wicked footsteps or learn to be good?  Taft Theatre , 317 East 5th Street, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m.; see website for ticket pricing; subscriptions and flex passes on sale now; 513-569-8080 or https://thechildrenstheatre.com/shows/descendants.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
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Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FREE GHOSTS OF NATURES PAST Stop by the "spooked out" nature station for a self-guided exploration of the creatures that once called Ohio home.  Available October 13 - 30. Valid parking permit required for park entry.  Sharon Woods, Sharon Centre , 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


FREE HALLOWEEN HOOPLA Families will find tons of Fall fun at Seasongood Nature Center; explore Halloween crafts and games, hear spooky stories and encounter creepy critters.    valid vehicle permit required for park entry Woodland Mound, Seasongood Nature Center , 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


HALLZOOWEEN 2022 Ghouls and boos can visit trick-or-treat stations featuring local sponsors, watch animals enjoy enrichment, see Phil Dalton's Theater of Illusion Show and SO much more. HallZOOween is presented by Frisch's and takes place October 15 - 16, 22- 23 and 29 - 30. 
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Learn more about smart candy shopping by clicking HERE.     Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; included with zoo admission; free for members; 513-559-7781 or https://cincinnatizoo.org/events/hallzooween/.


FREE Hyde Park Farmers Market Head to the Hyde Park Farmers Market (HPFM) for live music, family fun and locally produced fruits, vegetables (and more). From 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. every Sunday, you can take in more than 35 local farmers and food artisans within an outdoor shopping experience for all ages. Hyde Park Farmers Market has grown over the years and is now one of the most popular markets around. The market takes place Sundays through the end of October.

DAILY FARMERS MARKETS

Brown’s Family Farm Market 11620 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio (Daily – weather dependent) Columbia Tusculum Farmers Market 260 Wilmer Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio (year round) Findlay Market  1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. (closed on Mondays) Garver Family Farm Market 6716 Hamilton Lebanon Road, Middletown, Ohio (May – end of October 2022) Lunken Airport Farmers Market Near Kellogg and Wilmer Avenues, near Lunken Airport, Cincinnati, Ohio Newtown Farmers Market 3950 Round Bottom Road, Cincinnati, Ohio (year round 2022) Brown’s Family Farmers Market 11620 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio Shaw’s Farmer’s Market 1737 Ohio 131, Milford, Ohio

SUNDAY FARMERS MARKETS

Historic Harrison Farmers’ Market 220 Harrison Ave. at this firehouse parking lot, Harrison, Ohio.  Liberty Farm Market 5850 Princeton Road, Liberty Township, Ohio Mariemont Farmers’ Market Mid May – end of September 2022 at Mariemont Elementary School parking lot at 6750 Wooster Pike Mount Healthy  Fibonacci Brewing Company at 1445 Compton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio Riverfront Market Smale Riverfront Park at the Castellini Esplanade  

FIND MORE THINGS TO DO HERE!

Hyde Park Square , 2700 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati; 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; https://www.hydeparkfarmersmarket.com.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


JURASSIC WORLD LIVE TOUR Don't miss the Jurassic World Live Tour during their first visit to Cincinnati! This exciting and interactive show will have crowds in an upROAR!  Audiences can join forces with a team of scientists to unravel a corrupt plan and save Jeanie, a Troodon, from a terrible fate.  Order tickets HERE. Heritage Bank Center, 100 Broadway Street, Cincinnati; 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m.; tickets starting at $19; 513-421-4111 or https://heritagebankcenter.com/event/2022/10/jurassic-world-live.


KIDSPACE OPEN STUDIO Combine science, play and art to create something new in the KidSPACE studio. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m.; program included with admission: $16.50 adults, $12.50 seniors and children 3 - 12, free for members; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.


KINGS ISLAND HALLOWEEN HAUNT Voted 2021's Best Theme Park Halloween Event by USA TODAY readers!   When the sun goes down, and the werewolves begin to howl, head to Kings Island for Halloween Haunt! Highlights include haunted attractions like Backwoods Bayou and Urgent Scare plus nightmare inducing rides like Banshee and The   Beast. Terrified shrieks are sure to fill the air all night long!   Halloween Haunt is intended for mature audiences and is not recommended for children under 13. This is a frightful event that is open until 12 a.m.   

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Kings Island , 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; 6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.; Buy online for savings.; http://Visitkingsisland.com.


Kings Island’s Tricks and Treats Fall Festival Put on a costume and get in the harvest spirit; families can enjoy tasty treats, watch lively entertainment and go on lots of exciting rides at Kings Island's Tricks and Treats Fall Fest. –Rides! From adventure seekers’ bravely beginning their thrill seeking in Planet Snoopy all the way to the adrenaline junkies shrieking while riding the brand new Giga Coaster Orion, there is an exhilarating option for every ride-enthusiast in your family. –Candy! Need some practice for the big night of trick or treating? Wear a costume, yell “TRICK OR TREAT!” and don’t forget to say “Thank You”, too! There are plenty of themed trick or treat stations around the park for ghouls and boos to get tasty treats.  –Fall Fun! There is an abundance of autumnal activities throughout Planet Snoopy. Artsy kiddos will enjoy a coloring station and make and take craft. There are tons of spooky themed games for kiddos looking to test their skill and luck. Families can feel transported to a pumpkin patch as they make their way through a corn or hay maze. Kiddos can ride harvest tractors or blast their way through a ninja challenge course. Prepare to be busy! And if you burn through all your energy, don’t worry- there is some delicious food you can fuel up on…    Check out our full 2021 Tricks and Treats Mom Report, HERE. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for ticket information; 513-754-5700 or http://visitkingsisland.com.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


NIEDERMAN FARM FALL FESTIVAL Something for everyone! Head to Niederman Farm with the family for tons of fall fun; including: bonfires, wagon rides, corn maze, jumping pillow, tug-of-war, trikes, animals, fall food and SO much more.  Niederman Family Farm, 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Hamilton; 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; buy tickets online for big savings; admission includes all activities; 513-779-6184 or https://niedermanfamilyfarm.com/.


Ohio Renaissance Festival

At the Ohio Renaissance Festival, families can explore a 16th century English village filled with shopping, shows, over 150 costumed characters, good food and so much more!  Each weekend has a fun theme:

Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 3 - 5, Opening Weekend Welcome back to the village! The Ren Fest is open an extra day- Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day!       Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 10 - 11, Fantasy Weekend All things fantastical come to life at this enchanting weekend at the Ren Fest!   Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 17 - 18, Pirates Weekend Celebrate International Talk like a Pirate Day (September 18) with rollicking sea shanties, a giant pirate ship and pirate playtime for all ye land lubbers.   Sep 24 - 25, Highland Weekend Lads and lassies can enjoy themed competitions, bagpipes, haggis and more.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 1 - 2, Time Travelers Weekend Families can dress like their favorite movie/TV/book character for this fun weekend for time travelers.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 8 - 9, Viking Weekend Hordes of families can raid the village!    Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 15 - 16, Romance Weekend Celebrate Sweetest Day with a Mass Renewal of Vows Ceremony held at St. Peter's Chapel at 12:30 on Saturday and Sunday.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 22 - 23, Feast of Fool It’s okay to be foolish this weekend! The village is filled with fools of all sizes and their foolish antics. PLUS it’s Pumpkin Vs. Watermelon Wars!   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 30 - 31, Tricks or Treats Enjoy the last show, mug of ale and delicious food of the 2022 festival season. Wee ones 12 and younger are free this weekend.     Click HERE to purchase tickets to the 2022 Ohio Renaissance Festival.   Harveysburg; 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; $25 adult general admission, $7 child general admission (5 - 12) + FREE parking for 2022 ; 513-897-7000 or http://renfestival.com.


PRISMATICA Opens at Krohn Conservatory Prismatica is on display at the Krohn Conservatory beginning Saturday, July 2. Visitors will be immersed in a world of color during the exhibition; giant pivoting prisms will transform the Krohn into an interactive kaleidoscope of light and reflections!

About PRISMATICA

The installation is made up of two-meter-tall pivoting prisms that transform the space into a giant kaleidoscope of colors. The prisms are made of panels laminated with a dichroic film that transmits and reflects colors. The prisms are mounted on bases containing projectors. As you wander among and manipulate the prisms to rotate, you can enjoy an interplay of lights and reflections. Moreover, when rotating, the prisms make bell sounds.

Yes, people will manipulate the prisms to see them display colors to their full capacity. That's why the prisms have a regular maintenance schedule that includes a deep cleaning with eco-friendly disinfectant cleaner, scrubbing, and a wash down. Learn more about Prismatica and make a plan to head to the Krohn soon!

 

FIND MORE THINGS TO DO

 

photo credit: Patrick Schneider
Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; $10 adults, $7 children 5 - 17 years old, free for children 4 and younger; 513-421-4086 or http://cincinnatiparks.com/krohn.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


SUKKOT ON THE FARM

Celebrate Sukkot on the Niederman Family Farm! Families will shake the lulav, smell the etrog and welcome in the harvest while exploring the farm! Participants can even pick their own pumpkin (cost not included in the program). Kids 2 and under are free.  

In partnership with Camp Livingston. 

Camp Livingston will be keeping the fire going with a bonfire, including all the fixings to make (kosher) s’mores! Roasting sticks and all materials will be provided. 

Neiderman Farm , 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Hamilton; 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; $10 public, $8 J Member; https://mayersonjcc.org/event/sukkot-on-the-farm-2/.


FREE UNION TERMINAL ROTUNDA TOUR Union Terminal's grand rotunda leaves visitors wonderstruck! This tour will explain the architecture, construction and art of one of the finest examples of Art Deco style and its world-famous mosaic murals.    Limited capacity tours are first come, first served. Saturdays Noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sundays 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.

Mon 17

FREE A IS FOR AUTUMN STORYTIME: KINDERBRIDGE Get ready for Kindergarten with stories, songs, and hands-on activities. Recommended for ages 4 – 6.  No registration required.   Session runs every Monday from September 12th through October 17th.  Harrison Branch , 10398 New Haven Road, Harrison; 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.; 513-369-4442 or http://chpl.org.


FREE BOOK CLUB: CALDECOTT IMAGINATION STATION Every week the library will read and highlight a different Caldecott medal-winning picture book and do art activity related to the artwork in that week's book. For ages 5-13. The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Reading Branch , 8740 Reading Road, Reading; 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 513-369-4465 or http://chpl.org.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FREE GHOSTS OF NATURES PAST Stop by the "spooked out" nature station for a self-guided exploration of the creatures that once called Ohio home.  Available October 13 - 30. Valid parking permit required for park entry.  Sharon Woods, Sharon Centre , 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


FREE MOVIE MONDAYS Mondays are for movies at the library with friends!  College Hill Branch , 1400 West North Bend Road, Cincinnati; 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.; 513-369-6036 or http://cincinnatilibrary.org.


Music Monday at Happy Hangouts Monday means music to your child's ears. Come explore Happy Hangout's collection of instruments, giant indoor playscape, the cool kid's city and more.    Happy Hangout Westside, 2041 Anderson Ferry Road, Cincinnati; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; included with playpass; 513-458-1470 or http://happyhangoutws.com.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


FREE PUMPKIN PAINTING (register) Celebrate all things spooky with a pumpkin painting party.   This craft is for ages 11 - 10; paint will be used, so plan clothing accordingly.  Cold Spring Branch CCPL , 3920 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring; 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; 859-781-6166 or http://cc-pl.org.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


FREE STORYTIME IN THE FOREST Gather round the tree for a fun, nature-themed story each Monday in the Nature Center at The Summer! An animal ambassador will be a special guest at this wonderful weekly event.  Nature Center at The Summit , 1580 Summit Road, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


SUPER SPROUTS Little one's can stop by the museum to create a masterpiece each week; young artists will have fun, make friends and develop fine motor skills.  Cincinnati Museum Center- Duke Energy Children's Museum, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 10:30 a.m.; program included with museum admission: $16.50 adults, $12.50 seniors and children 3 - 12, free for members).; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.

Tue 18

“Murder on the Orient Express” at the Aronoff Whodunit? "Murder on the Orient Express," the thrilling Agatha Christie murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seats! Follow the unexpected twists and turns as Detective Hercule Poirot aims to solve the case. Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Risa Brainin, this Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production is in the new Jarson-Kaplan Theater now through October 23, 2022.  

Advisory:

Agatha Christie’s play is suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).  

Synopsis:

Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express train that traveling from Istanbul, Turkey to Western Europe. When the train unexpectedly stops in isolated, snowy mountains, only nine of the travelers are alive. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer in their midsts.  

FIND MORE GREAT THINGS TO DO!

Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $33.50; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/murder-on-the-orient-express.


AEW: DYNAMITE AEW Dynamite is invading Heritage Bank Center for a special Tuesday show!  Heritage Bank Center , 100 Broadway Street, Cincinnati; 7:00 p.m.; tickets starting at $33.40; 513-421-4111 or https://heritagebankcenter.com/event/2022/10/aew-dynamite.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FREE GHOSTS OF NATURES PAST Stop by the "spooked out" nature station for a self-guided exploration of the creatures that once called Ohio home.  Available October 13 - 30. Valid parking permit required for park entry.  Sharon Woods, Sharon Centre , 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


JUMPEROO AT URBAN AIR Little ones 5 years old and under will have big fun jumping, bouncing and crawling the morning away.  Urban Air Adventure Park , 3321 Alamo Avenue, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; $10.99 for ages five and younger (taxes/jump socks not included); 513-322-3130 or http://Urbanair.com.


FREE Kids Crew at Newport on the Levee Every week is something new and exciting for kids at the Levee; playtime may include face painters, story tellers, magicians, arts and crafts and more!  Newport On the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport; 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; 859-291-0550 or https://www.newportonthelevee.com/kids-crew.


NATURE TOTS (register) Catch a breath of fresh air! This four-week nature-based class will have toddlers playing games, hearing stories and even meeting animal ambassadors.  LaBoiteaux Woods, 5400 Lanius Lane, Cincinnati; 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; $40 per adult and one child aged 1.5 - 2.5 years old. ; https://explorenature.regfox.com/nature-tots-fall-2022 or http://cincinnatiparks.com.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


FREE TINKER LAB Join the library the third Tuesday of the month for Tinker Lab.  Explore their supplies and create a toy.  Recommended for ages 8-12.  All abilities welcome. Mt. Healthy Branch , 7608 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati; 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 513-369-4469 or http://chpl.org.


WEEKDAY HAYRIDES @ BURGER FARM Take a relaxing hayride at Burger Farm during the week, and pick up some pumpkins, gourds, hay and more at the Garden Center.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; $5 hayrides + additional fees for fall produce and merchandise; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.

Wed 19

“Murder on the Orient Express” at the Aronoff Whodunit? "Murder on the Orient Express," the thrilling Agatha Christie murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seats! Follow the unexpected twists and turns as Detective Hercule Poirot aims to solve the case. Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Risa Brainin, this Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production is in the new Jarson-Kaplan Theater now through October 23, 2022.  

Advisory:

Agatha Christie’s play is suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).  

Synopsis:

Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express train that traveling from Istanbul, Turkey to Western Europe. When the train unexpectedly stops in isolated, snowy mountains, only nine of the travelers are alive. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer in their midsts.  

FIND MORE GREAT THINGS TO DO!

Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $33.50; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/murder-on-the-orient-express.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FREE GHOSTS OF NATURES PAST Stop by the "spooked out" nature station for a self-guided exploration of the creatures that once called Ohio home.  Available October 13 - 30. Valid parking permit required for park entry.  Sharon Woods, Sharon Centre , 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


PAINT NIGHT IN THE SUKKAH Enjoy a night of art-making in the Under One Roof Sukkah Art Exhibit! Create a masterpiece during a guided art class with unlimited creative expression. All skill levels welcome. Art materials and refreshments provided. Adult beverages available for those ages 21+ to sip and paint.  Mayerson JCC , 8485 Ridge Avenue, Cincinnati; 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; $13 public, $10 J Member; 513-761-7500 or https://mayersonjcc.org/event/paint-night-in-the-sukkah-2/.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


FREE STEAM TEAM Join the library on the third Wednesday of the month to we welcome scientists from UC's College of Engineering and Applied Science for tinkering with robots, running experiments, and competing in STEM contests! Recommended for ages 8-14. All abilities welcome.  College Hill Branch , 1400 West North Bend Road, Cincinnati; 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 513-369-6036 or http://chpl.org.


WEE WEDNESDAYS Preschoolers will love making friends and carrying out enriching activities each Wednesday.  October 5th will focus on melody making with Ms. Barbara, October 12th will feature Abrakadoodle Art and October 19th is all about Science with Barbara James, M. Ed.  The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum, 3738 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m.; $15 pp per day; 513-473-5745 or http://thecarnegiecenter.org.


WEEKDAY HAYRIDES @ BURGER FARM Take a relaxing hayride at Burger Farm during the week, and pick up some pumpkins, gourds, hay and more at the Garden Center.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; $5 hayrides + additional fees for fall produce and merchandise; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.


FREE YOGA ON THE LEVEE Sage Yoga Hot + Pilates will be offering weekly yoga classes for yogis of all skill levels!  Newport On the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport; 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; 859-291-0550 or https://www.newportonthelevee.com/yoga-on-the-levee.

Thu 20

“Murder on the Orient Express” at the Aronoff Whodunit? "Murder on the Orient Express," the thrilling Agatha Christie murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seats! Follow the unexpected twists and turns as Detective Hercule Poirot aims to solve the case. Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Risa Brainin, this Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production is in the new Jarson-Kaplan Theater now through October 23, 2022.  

Advisory:

Agatha Christie’s play is suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).  

Synopsis:

Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express train that traveling from Istanbul, Turkey to Western Europe. When the train unexpectedly stops in isolated, snowy mountains, only nine of the travelers are alive. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer in their midsts.  

FIND MORE GREAT THINGS TO DO!

Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $33.50; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/murder-on-the-orient-express.


FREE BLUE ASH YMCA FALL FESTIVAL Enjoy trunk or treating, a photo booth and more at the Blue Ash YMCA's Fall Festival; in partnership with Blue Ash Business Association. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 Ymca Drive, Cincinnati; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; 513-791-5000 or http://myy.org.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FREE GHOSTS OF NATURES PAST Stop by the "spooked out" nature station for a self-guided exploration of the creatures that once called Ohio home.  Available October 13 - 30. Valid parking permit required for park entry.  Sharon Woods, Sharon Centre , 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


FREE LEGO CREW Creative kids ages 6 - 12 an imagine and design with LEGOs at the library.  Madeira Branch, 7200 Miami Avenue, Cincinnati; 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.; 513-369-6028 or http://cincinnatilibrary.org.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


NIEDERMAN FARM FALL FESTIVAL Something for everyone! Head to Niederman Farm with the family for tons of fall fun; including: bonfires, wagon rides, corn maze, jumping pillow, tug-of-war, trikes, animals, fall food and SO much more.  Niederman Family Farm, 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Hamilton; 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; buy tickets online for big savings; admission includes all activities; 513-779-6184 or https://niedermanfamilyfarm.com/.


FREE PET GHOST IN A JAR Children can adopt a pet ghost to haunt their homes!  Carrico/ Fort Thomas Branch , 1000 Highland Avenue, Newport; 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 859-572-5033 or http://cc-pl.org.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


WEEKDAY HAYRIDES @ BURGER FARM Take a relaxing hayride at Burger Farm during the week, and pick up some pumpkins, gourds, hay and more at the Garden Center.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; $5 hayrides + additional fees for fall produce and merchandise; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.

Fri 21

“Murder on the Orient Express” at the Aronoff Whodunit? "Murder on the Orient Express," the thrilling Agatha Christie murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seats! Follow the unexpected twists and turns as Detective Hercule Poirot aims to solve the case. Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Risa Brainin, this Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production is in the new Jarson-Kaplan Theater now through October 23, 2022.  

Advisory:

Agatha Christie’s play is suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).  

Synopsis:

Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express train that traveling from Istanbul, Turkey to Western Europe. When the train unexpectedly stops in isolated, snowy mountains, only nine of the travelers are alive. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer in their midsts.  

FIND MORE GREAT THINGS TO DO!

Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $33.50; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/murder-on-the-orient-express.


FREE ARTLOCAL ART SHOW
Celebrate the arts with ArtsConnect! Every room and floor of the Arts Center will hold a gallery of artwork to be explored by the community. 
  The ArtLocal Art Show brings the community together with a two-day celebration of local artists. This year the event will be held at ArtsConnect and combined with the opening showcase of the Ohio Watercolors Society traveling exhibition. The shows kick off Friday night with live music by recording artist Hillary Hahn on the piano and guitar. Artworks, most available for sale, will be in every room of the art center. An auction, a cash bar, desserts, and a few other surprises are certain to keep you talking about the show well after it is over. Activities will be scheduled Saturday and the gallery will be open for viewing from 9am - 2pm. Interested in showing your work? Artists can submit up to three pieces of art to the ArtLocal Art Show for $40 through September 1st, or for $45 through October 7. Full proceeds of art sales are payable to the artist. New this year, cash awards will be presented; $250 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd place, and $50 for 3rd place. A ribbon will be awarded for "People's Choice". The Watercolors exhibit will be on display at ArtsConnect during regular hours until November 18. ArtsConnect , 9158 Winton Road, Cincinnati; 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; 513-522-2108 or https://www.theartsconnect.us/165/ArtLocal-Art-Show.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FAMILY FLASHLIGHT SCAVENGER HUNT (register) Use a flashlight to experience nature in a new light during this exciting night scavenger hike. 

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF A NIGHT HIKE 

1. Dress for the trail. Wear sturdy shoes with treads and clothes that make sense for the weather. Comfort is king and layers are your friend. 2. Turn off lights. Bring a flashlight, but try leaving it off and leave those cool light up shoes at home. Turn off your cell phone ringer and listen in. 3. Use your ears. Nature has a lot to say at night. The less we talk, the more we hear. Turn your cell phone ringer off and listen in. 4. Stick together. Let’s learn from each other. Plus, staying on trail together keeps you and our plants and animals safe. 5. Relax and enjoy the magic of nature at night! Are you a little afraid of the dark? We’re here to make sure you feel comfortable. SOURCE: Cincinnati Nature Center.   FIND MORE THINGS TO DO HERE! Long Branch Farm & Trails , 6926 Gaynor Road, Goshen; 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; $13 nonmembers, includes daily admission, $7 members; 513-831-1711 or http://cincynature.org.


FITTON FAMILY FRIDAYS: SLEEPY HOLLOW Madcap Puppets will be visiting Fitton Family Fridays for a production of Sleepy Hollow full of silly pranks and ghost stories.  Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 South Monument Avenue, Hamilton; 7:30 p.m.; $8 general public, $6 members; 513-863-8873 ext 110 or http://fittoncenter.org.


FREE GHOSTS OF NATURES PAST Stop by the "spooked out" nature station for a self-guided exploration of the creatures that once called Ohio home.  Available October 13 - 30. Valid parking permit required for park entry.  Sharon Woods, Sharon Centre , 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


HAUNTED VILLAGE AT HERITAGE VILLAGE The 19th century village inside Sharon Woods Park is the perfect setting for a spooky October evening! Trick-or-treat through the village meeting ghosts, witches and a fortune teller along the way. Walk through the spooky cemetery and haunted woods. Enjoy balloon art, games, theater, storytelling, a maze, a creepy critter zoo and more! (more…) Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; $10 per person, free for museum members and under 2; 513-563-9484 or https://heritagevillagecincinnati.org/events/haunted-village.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


JUMPEROO AT URBAN AIR Little ones 5 years old and under will have big fun jumping, bouncing and crawling the morning away.  Urban Air Adventure Park , 3321 Alamo Avenue, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; $10.99 for ages five and younger (taxes/jump socks not included); 513-322-3130 or http://Urbanair.com.


KINGS ISLAND HALLOWEEN HAUNT Voted 2021's Best Theme Park Halloween Event by USA TODAY readers!   When the sun goes down, and the werewolves begin to howl, head to Kings Island for Halloween Haunt! Highlights include haunted attractions like Backwoods Bayou and Urgent Scare plus nightmare inducing rides like Banshee and The   Beast. Terrified shrieks are sure to fill the air all night long!   Halloween Haunt is intended for mature audiences and is not recommended for children under 13. This is a frightful event that is open until 12 a.m.   

Click here to learn more.

Kings Island , 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; 6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.; Buy online for savings.; http://Visitkingsisland.com.


MAGIC FOREST HALLOWEEN HIKES (register) Walk through a pumpkin-lit trail and meet costumed characters from nature and history. This is a non-scary event best suited for ages three through ten. Hikes start at 6 p.m. with the last hike leaving at 8:30 p.m. Each hike lasts approximately 1 hour.  Caldwell Nature Center , 430 West North Bend Road, Cincinnati; 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; $8 per person, children two and under free; (513) 321-6208 or https://explorenature.regfox.com/halloweenhikes.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


NIEDERMAN FARM FALL FESTIVAL Something for everyone! Head to Niederman Farm with the family for tons of fall fun; including: bonfires, wagon rides, corn maze, jumping pillow, tug-of-war, trikes, animals, fall food and SO much more.  Niederman Family Farm, 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Hamilton; 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; buy tickets online for big savings; admission includes all activities; 513-779-6184 or https://niedermanfamilyfarm.com/.


SCHOOL DAY PLAY AT URBAN AIR Homeschoolers can climb, jump, zip and slide at Urban Air during these monthly play days!  Urban Air Adventure Park , 3321 Alamo Avenue, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; $17.49 pp + tax/socks; 513-322-3130 or https://www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com/locations/ohio/cincinnati.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


TRAIL OF TREATS Come in a costume for a unique spin on trick or treating in the forest! Using a map and your wits, find several hidden treat stations. Turn in tokens at the end of the adventure for a toy or candy. Rentschler Forest MetroPark , 5701 Reigart Road, Hamilton; 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; $4 per child, $10 max per family + A valid Metro Parks vehicle permit (see website for pricing) is required to enter the park + Advanced Course: $10 OCRIN Member, $15 non-member; 513-867-5835 or http://yourmetroparks.net.


TWISTED TRAILS HAUNTED ATTRACTION Twisted Trails is back for 2022! Thrill seekers beware: something sinister is lurking in the woods and raking up screams in the muck! Have a screaming good time navigating through this twisted, haunted trail. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Twisted Trails, 5719 Ohio 73, Wilmington; 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.; admission includes a game of Alien Invasion Gel Soft and 18 holes of Eaglewood Mini golf; $22 general admission, $30 fast pass admission + group pricing available ; 513-317-0983 or https://www.twistedtrailshaunt.com.


WEEKDAY HAYRIDES @ BURGER FARM Take a relaxing hayride at Burger Farm during the week, and pick up some pumpkins, gourds, hay and more at the Garden Center.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; $5 hayrides + additional fees for fall produce and merchandise; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.

Sat 22

“Murder on the Orient Express” at the Aronoff Whodunit? "Murder on the Orient Express," the thrilling Agatha Christie murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seats! Follow the unexpected twists and turns as Detective Hercule Poirot aims to solve the case. Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Risa Brainin, this Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production is in the new Jarson-Kaplan Theater now through October 23, 2022.  

Advisory:

Agatha Christie’s play is suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).  

Synopsis:

Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express train that traveling from Istanbul, Turkey to Western Europe. When the train unexpectedly stops in isolated, snowy mountains, only nine of the travelers are alive. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer in their midsts.  

FIND MORE GREAT THINGS TO DO!

Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $33.50; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/murder-on-the-orient-express.


FREE ARTLOCAL ART SHOW
Celebrate the arts with ArtsConnect! Every room and floor of the Arts Center will hold a gallery of artwork to be explored by the community. 
  The ArtLocal Art Show brings the community together with a two-day celebration of local artists. This year the event will be held at ArtsConnect and combined with the opening showcase of the Ohio Watercolors Society traveling exhibition. The shows kick off Friday night with live music by recording artist Hillary Hahn on the piano and guitar. Artworks, most available for sale, will be in every room of the art center. An auction, a cash bar, desserts, and a few other surprises are certain to keep you talking about the show well after it is over. Activities will be scheduled Saturday and the gallery will be open for viewing from 9am - 2pm. Interested in showing your work? Artists can submit up to three pieces of art to the ArtLocal Art Show for $40 through September 1st, or for $45 through October 7. Full proceeds of art sales are payable to the artist. New this year, cash awards will be presented; $250 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd place, and $50 for 3rd place. A ribbon will be awarded for "People's Choice". The Watercolors exhibit will be on display at ArtsConnect during regular hours until November 18. ArtsConnect , 9158 Winton Road, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; 513-522-2108 or https://www.theartsconnect.us/165/ArtLocal-Art-Show.


BURGER FARM FALL FESTIVAL Make memories with the family at Burger Farm's 49th Annual Fall Festival!  An autumn tradition, families can enjoy fall fun like the animated pumpkin land, a giant jumping pillow, peddle carts, mini-zip lines, a barrel ride, a horizontal climbing wall, corn sandbox, nerf shootout, music and so much more. There are plenty of opportunities for the kids to run, jump, climb and play and tons of great photo opps to capture the moment.  Burger Farm Fall Festival Activities with an additional fee include: pony rides, amusement rides, sand art, carnival games, paintball shooting gallery and private parties.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $14 per person, $10 for seniors 65+, free for two and younger + some activities require additional fees; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FREE CREEPY CRITTERS Animals can look a little shocking, slightly scary and even zany; meet a few critters up close to see why they exhibit odd behaviors and have strange features.    valid vehicle permit required for park entry Woodland Mound/ Seasongood Nature Center, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Cincinnati; 1:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; (513) 521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


FREE FALL FEST AT WASHINGTON PARK Carve out some time to make family memories at Washington Park's Fall Fest. There will be a jam-packed entertainment lineup, local craft vendors, children's activities, animal encounters and a free pumpkin patch!  Washington Park, 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; 513-621-4400 or http://washingtonpark.org.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FITTON SHOW STOPPERS: BRAVISSIMO BROADWAY New York’s Empire Trio presents Bravissimo Broadway. The show combines classic tunes from beloved Broadway musicals featuring breathtaking and unique arrangements. The performance includes highlights from shows such as Les Misérables, West Side Story, and Phantom of the Opera, mixed with fresh versions like the hauntingly beautiful “Edelweiss” from The Sound of Music. Performance preceded by Gallery Opening at 5:30 p.m. Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 South Monument Avenue, Hamilton; 7:30 p.m.; $39 general public, $32 members; 513-863-8873 ext 110 or http://fittoncenter.org.


FREE GALLERY OPENING: THE LAND AND THAT WHICH LIVES ON IT/ UNUSUAL CHARACTER Our planet is a curious place. In The Land… nine contemporary photographers respond with distinctive landscape and nature photographs to surprise and delight the viewer. In Unusual Character five photographers make creative choices that affect and illuminate their subjects, shedding light on who we are and how we see humanity. Exhibitions Curated by Kent Krugh. Exhibitions are part of the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial. Now in its sixth iteration, the Biennial activates more than 100 museums, galleries, universities, and public spaces in Greater Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus. Support for these 2022 FotoFocus Biennial exhibitions provided by FotoFocus. Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 South Monument Avenue, Hamilton; 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; 513-863-8873 ext 110 or http://fittoncenter.org.


FREE GHOSTS OF NATURES PAST Stop by the "spooked out" nature station for a self-guided exploration of the creatures that once called Ohio home.  Available October 13 - 30. Valid parking permit required for park entry.  Sharon Woods, Sharon Centre , 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


FREE HALLOWEEN WALK IN THE WOODS During Halloween Walk in the Woods, kiddos can test out their Halloween costumes with some fun trick-or-treating at the Blue Ash Nature Park! Blue Ash Nature Park, 4337 Cooper Road, Blue Ash; 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; http://Blueash.com.


HALLZOOWEEN 2022 Ghouls and boos can visit trick-or-treat stations featuring local sponsors, watch animals enjoy enrichment, see Phil Dalton's Theater of Illusion Show and SO much more. HallZOOween is presented by Frisch's and takes place October 15 - 16, 22- 23 and 29 - 30. 
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Learn more about smart candy shopping by clicking HERE.     Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; included with zoo admission; free for members; 513-559-7781 or https://cincinnatizoo.org/events/hallzooween/.


HAUNTED VILLAGE AT HERITAGE VILLAGE The 19th century village inside Sharon Woods Park is the perfect setting for a spooky October evening! Trick-or-treat through the village meeting ghosts, witches and a fortune teller along the way. Walk through the spooky cemetery and haunted woods. Enjoy balloon art, games, theater, storytelling, a maze, a creepy critter zoo and more! (more…) Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; $10 per person, free for museum members and under 2; 513-563-9484 or https://heritagevillagecincinnati.org/events/haunted-village.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


JACK-O-LANTERN HIKE (register) Take a jack-o-lantern and luminary lit walk down a trail- prefect for a date night or family outing.  Caldwell Nature Preserve, 430 West North Bend Road, Cincinnati; 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; $5 ages three and up; 513-761-4313 or http://cincinnatiparks.com.


KIDSPACE OPEN STUDIO Combine science, play and art to create something new in the KidSPACE studio. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m.; program included with admission: $16.50 adults, $12.50 seniors and children 3 - 12, free for members; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.


Kings Island’s Tricks and Treats Fall Festival Put on a costume and get in the harvest spirit; families can enjoy tasty treats, watch lively entertainment and go on lots of exciting rides at Kings Island's Tricks and Treats Fall Fest. –Rides! From adventure seekers’ bravely beginning their thrill seeking in Planet Snoopy all the way to the adrenaline junkies shrieking while riding the brand new Giga Coaster Orion, there is an exhilarating option for every ride-enthusiast in your family. –Candy! Need some practice for the big night of trick or treating? Wear a costume, yell “TRICK OR TREAT!” and don’t forget to say “Thank You”, too! There are plenty of themed trick or treat stations around the park for ghouls and boos to get tasty treats.  –Fall Fun! There is an abundance of autumnal activities throughout Planet Snoopy. Artsy kiddos will enjoy a coloring station and make and take craft. There are tons of spooky themed games for kiddos looking to test their skill and luck. Families can feel transported to a pumpkin patch as they make their way through a corn or hay maze. Kiddos can ride harvest tractors or blast their way through a ninja challenge course. Prepare to be busy! And if you burn through all your energy, don’t worry- there is some delicious food you can fuel up on…    Check out our full 2021 Tricks and Treats Mom Report, HERE. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for ticket information; 513-754-5700 or http://visitkingsisland.com.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


NIEDERMAN FARM FALL FESTIVAL Something for everyone! Head to Niederman Farm with the family for tons of fall fun; including: bonfires, wagon rides, corn maze, jumping pillow, tug-of-war, trikes, animals, fall food and SO much more.  Niederman Family Farm, 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Hamilton; 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; buy tickets online for big savings; admission includes all activities; 513-779-6184 or https://niedermanfamilyfarm.com/.


Ohio Renaissance Festival

At the Ohio Renaissance Festival, families can explore a 16th century English village filled with shopping, shows, over 150 costumed characters, good food and so much more!  Each weekend has a fun theme:

Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 3 - 5, Opening Weekend Welcome back to the village! The Ren Fest is open an extra day- Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day!       Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 10 - 11, Fantasy Weekend All things fantastical come to life at this enchanting weekend at the Ren Fest!   Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 17 - 18, Pirates Weekend Celebrate International Talk like a Pirate Day (September 18) with rollicking sea shanties, a giant pirate ship and pirate playtime for all ye land lubbers.   Sep 24 - 25, Highland Weekend Lads and lassies can enjoy themed competitions, bagpipes, haggis and more.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 1 - 2, Time Travelers Weekend Families can dress like their favorite movie/TV/book character for this fun weekend for time travelers.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 8 - 9, Viking Weekend Hordes of families can raid the village!    Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 15 - 16, Romance Weekend Celebrate Sweetest Day with a Mass Renewal of Vows Ceremony held at St. Peter's Chapel at 12:30 on Saturday and Sunday.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 22 - 23, Feast of Fool It’s okay to be foolish this weekend! The village is filled with fools of all sizes and their foolish antics. PLUS it’s Pumpkin Vs. Watermelon Wars!   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 30 - 31, Tricks or Treats Enjoy the last show, mug of ale and delicious food of the 2022 festival season. Wee ones 12 and younger are free this weekend.     Click HERE to purchase tickets to the 2022 Ohio Renaissance Festival.   Harveysburg; 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; $25 adult general admission, $7 child general admission (5 - 12) + FREE parking for 2022 ; 513-897-7000 or http://renfestival.com.


PRINCESS CRUISE Little princesses can cruise the river, dance to a DJ’s tunes and even meet some fairytale princesses!  BB Riverboats , 101 Riverboat Row, Newport; 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.; $33 adults, $28 children 2 - 12 ; 800-261-8586 or http://Bbriverboats.com.


FREE PUMPKINS AND MUNCHKINS TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL Tis the season of pumpkins and munchkins. Don't be a scaredy cat! This event will feature trick-or-treating, local vendors and crafters and be sure to hang around for Disney's The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.  Marcum Park , 116 Dayton Street, Hamilton; 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; 513-973-6153 or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pumpkin-and-munchkin-trick-or-treat-trailmovie-night-tickets-415916285807.


S’MORES IN THE NATURE PLAYSCAPE (register) It's never too late in the year to enjoy s'mores by the campfire. Drop by the Nature PlayScape for a free campfire treat that will fuel families up for a full afternoon of fun.  Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; included with daily admission, $10 adult, $6 child; free for members; (513) 831-1711 or http://cincynature.org.


FREE SENSORY SATURDAY Experience a less crowded visit to the Cincinnati Art Museum during this accessibility program; children can borrow a bag with hands on materials and investigate learning centers throughout the galleries to make the visit even more exciting.  For social narratives and more information about accessibility, visit cincinnatiartmuseum.org/visit Please contact access@cincyart.org with any questions or concerns. Cincinnati Art Museum , 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati; 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; 513-721-2787 or http://cincinnatiartmuseum.org.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


SIGN CRAFTING SATURDAY Kids can explore the skills needed to become an expert sign maker while playing with different materials and learning about different elements of sign making! American Sign Museum , 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; included with admission: $15 adult, $10 youth 13 -18, three children (12 and younger) free with each paid adult; 513-541-6366 or https://www.americansignmuseum.org/events/museum-events/Sign-Crafting-Saturday.


FREE ST. PAUL FALL FESTIVAL Families can enjoy games, snow cones, cotton candy, music and tons of fun. There will even be a costume contest at 3 p.m.!  St. Paul Lutheran Church, 106 Maple Street, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m.; 513-821-0987 or http://stpaulreading.org.


FREE THINGS WITH WINGS: LET’S GET BATTY (register) Fly on over and hang out during a fun bat program including a nighttime hike exploring the nocturnal world. Governor Bebb MetroPark , 1979 Bebb Park Lane, Okeana; 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-867-5835 or http://Yourmetroparks.net.


TWISTED TRAILS HAUNTED ATTRACTION Twisted Trails is back for 2022! Thrill seekers beware: something sinister is lurking in the woods and raking up screams in the muck! Have a screaming good time navigating through this twisted, haunted trail. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Twisted Trails, 5719 Ohio 73, Wilmington; 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.; admission includes a game of Alien Invasion Gel Soft and 18 holes of Eaglewood Mini golf; $22 general admission, $30 fast pass admission + group pricing available ; 513-317-0983 or https://www.twistedtrailshaunt.com.


FREE UNION TERMINAL ROTUNDA TOUR Union Terminal's grand rotunda leaves visitors wonderstruck! This tour will explain the architecture, construction and art of one of the finest examples of Art Deco style and its world-famous mosaic murals.    Limited capacity tours are first come, first served. Saturdays Noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sundays 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.

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“Murder on the Orient Express” at the Aronoff Whodunit? "Murder on the Orient Express," the thrilling Agatha Christie murder mystery will have you on the edge of your seats! Follow the unexpected twists and turns as Detective Hercule Poirot aims to solve the case. Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Risa Brainin, this Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production is in the new Jarson-Kaplan Theater now through October 23, 2022.  

Advisory:

Agatha Christie’s play is suitable for ages 12 and up with minimal adult language. This classic literary mystery is full of dramatic plot twists and multiple acts of violence — like murder (obviously).  

Synopsis:

Ten passengers board the luxurious Orient Express train that traveling from Istanbul, Turkey to Western Europe. When the train unexpectedly stops in isolated, snowy mountains, only nine of the travelers are alive. Tensions rise as Poirot searches for the killer in their midsts.  

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Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m.; tickets starting at $33.50; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/murder-on-the-orient-express.


BURGER FARM FALL FESTIVAL Make memories with the family at Burger Farm's 49th Annual Fall Festival!  An autumn tradition, families can enjoy fall fun like the animated pumpkin land, a giant jumping pillow, peddle carts, mini-zip lines, a barrel ride, a horizontal climbing wall, corn sandbox, nerf shootout, music and so much more. There are plenty of opportunities for the kids to run, jump, climb and play and tons of great photo opps to capture the moment.  Burger Farm Fall Festival Activities with an additional fee include: pony rides, amusement rides, sand art, carnival games, paintball shooting gallery and private parties.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $14 per person, $10 for seniors 65+, free for two and younger + some activities require additional fees; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


CINCINNATI BENGALS HOME GAME Get ready to holler "WHO DEY!" at a roaring Cincinnati Bengals home game at Paul Brown Stadium.  Paul Brown Stadium , 1 Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati; 1:00 p.m.; see website for ticket details; 513-621-8383 or http://bengals.com/tickets.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FREE FALL FEST AT WASHINGTON PARK Carve out some time to make family memories at Washington Park's Fall Fest. There will be a jam-packed entertainment lineup, local craft vendors, children's activities, animal encounters and a free pumpkin patch!  Washington Park, 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; 513-621-4400 or http://washingtonpark.org.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
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Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FREE GHOSTS OF NATURES PAST Stop by the "spooked out" nature station for a self-guided exploration of the creatures that once called Ohio home.  Available October 13 - 30. Valid parking permit required for park entry.  Sharon Woods, Sharon Centre , 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


FREE HALLOWEEN HOOPLA Pick a pumpkin from the patch and help it get into the Halloween spirit with paint and decorations! Feeling confident? Enter the pumpkin carving and decorating contest at 3 p.m. for a chance to win a prize. There will also be delicious edible spooky snacks, awesome autumn activities and so much more. At 2 p.m., don't miss out on the 22nd Annual Howling Pooch Parade! Civic Center Main Hall, 1 Worthington Avenue, Cincinnati; 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; pumpkins available for $3 each; https://wyomingohio.gov.


HALLZOOWEEN 2022 Ghouls and boos can visit trick-or-treat stations featuring local sponsors, watch animals enjoy enrichment, see Phil Dalton's Theater of Illusion Show and SO much more. HallZOOween is presented by Frisch's and takes place October 15 - 16, 22- 23 and 29 - 30. 
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Learn more about smart candy shopping by clicking HERE.     Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; included with zoo admission; free for members; 513-559-7781 or https://cincinnatizoo.org/events/hallzooween/.


FREE Hyde Park Farmers Market Head to the Hyde Park Farmers Market (HPFM) for live music, family fun and locally produced fruits, vegetables (and more). From 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. every Sunday, you can take in more than 35 local farmers and food artisans within an outdoor shopping experience for all ages. Hyde Park Farmers Market has grown over the years and is now one of the most popular markets around. The market takes place Sundays through the end of October.

DAILY FARMERS MARKETS

Brown’s Family Farm Market 11620 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio (Daily – weather dependent) Columbia Tusculum Farmers Market 260 Wilmer Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio (year round) Findlay Market  1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. (closed on Mondays) Garver Family Farm Market 6716 Hamilton Lebanon Road, Middletown, Ohio (May – end of October 2022) Lunken Airport Farmers Market Near Kellogg and Wilmer Avenues, near Lunken Airport, Cincinnati, Ohio Newtown Farmers Market 3950 Round Bottom Road, Cincinnati, Ohio (year round 2022) Brown’s Family Farmers Market 11620 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio Shaw’s Farmer’s Market 1737 Ohio 131, Milford, Ohio

SUNDAY FARMERS MARKETS

Historic Harrison Farmers’ Market 220 Harrison Ave. at this firehouse parking lot, Harrison, Ohio.  Liberty Farm Market 5850 Princeton Road, Liberty Township, Ohio Mariemont Farmers’ Market Mid May – end of September 2022 at Mariemont Elementary School parking lot at 6750 Wooster Pike Mount Healthy  Fibonacci Brewing Company at 1445 Compton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio Riverfront Market Smale Riverfront Park at the Castellini Esplanade  

FIND MORE THINGS TO DO HERE!

Hyde Park Square , 2700 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati; 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; https://www.hydeparkfarmersmarket.com.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


KIDSPACE OPEN STUDIO Combine science, play and art to create something new in the KidSPACE studio. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m.; program included with admission: $16.50 adults, $12.50 seniors and children 3 - 12, free for members; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.


KINGS ISLAND HALLOWEEN HAUNT Voted 2021's Best Theme Park Halloween Event by USA TODAY readers!   When the sun goes down, and the werewolves begin to howl, head to Kings Island for Halloween Haunt! Highlights include haunted attractions like Backwoods Bayou and Urgent Scare plus nightmare inducing rides like Banshee and The   Beast. Terrified shrieks are sure to fill the air all night long!   Halloween Haunt is intended for mature audiences and is not recommended for children under 13. This is a frightful event that is open until 12 a.m.   

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Kings Island , 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; 6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.; Buy online for savings.; http://Visitkingsisland.com.


Kings Island’s Tricks and Treats Fall Festival Put on a costume and get in the harvest spirit; families can enjoy tasty treats, watch lively entertainment and go on lots of exciting rides at Kings Island's Tricks and Treats Fall Fest. –Rides! From adventure seekers’ bravely beginning their thrill seeking in Planet Snoopy all the way to the adrenaline junkies shrieking while riding the brand new Giga Coaster Orion, there is an exhilarating option for every ride-enthusiast in your family. –Candy! Need some practice for the big night of trick or treating? Wear a costume, yell “TRICK OR TREAT!” and don’t forget to say “Thank You”, too! There are plenty of themed trick or treat stations around the park for ghouls and boos to get tasty treats.  –Fall Fun! There is an abundance of autumnal activities throughout Planet Snoopy. Artsy kiddos will enjoy a coloring station and make and take craft. There are tons of spooky themed games for kiddos looking to test their skill and luck. Families can feel transported to a pumpkin patch as they make their way through a corn or hay maze. Kiddos can ride harvest tractors or blast their way through a ninja challenge course. Prepare to be busy! And if you burn through all your energy, don’t worry- there is some delicious food you can fuel up on…    Check out our full 2021 Tricks and Treats Mom Report, HERE. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for ticket information; 513-754-5700 or http://visitkingsisland.com.


FREE MADCAP PUPPETS: SLEEPY HOLLOW Head to the Carnegie Center of Tusculum for a Madcap Puppet performance of Sleepy Hollow full of pranks and ghost stories.    Register for this free family event, HERE. The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum, 3738 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati; 1:00 p.m.; 513-473-5745 or http://thecarnegiecenter.org.


FREE Mainstrasse Village Bazaar Browse unique booths featuring goods and ware from local sellers.  Mainstrasse, East 6th Street, Covington; 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; 859-669-1425 or https://www.creativehousead.com/mv-flea.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


NIEDERMAN FARM FALL FESTIVAL Something for everyone! Head to Niederman Farm with the family for tons of fall fun; including: bonfires, wagon rides, corn maze, jumping pillow, tug-of-war, trikes, animals, fall food and SO much more.  Niederman Family Farm, 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Hamilton; 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; buy tickets online for big savings; admission includes all activities; 513-779-6184 or https://niedermanfamilyfarm.com/.


Ohio Renaissance Festival

At the Ohio Renaissance Festival, families can explore a 16th century English village filled with shopping, shows, over 150 costumed characters, good food and so much more!  Each weekend has a fun theme:

Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 3 - 5, Opening Weekend Welcome back to the village! The Ren Fest is open an extra day- Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day!       Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 10 - 11, Fantasy Weekend All things fantastical come to life at this enchanting weekend at the Ren Fest!   Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 17 - 18, Pirates Weekend Celebrate International Talk like a Pirate Day (September 18) with rollicking sea shanties, a giant pirate ship and pirate playtime for all ye land lubbers.   Sep 24 - 25, Highland Weekend Lads and lassies can enjoy themed competitions, bagpipes, haggis and more.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 1 - 2, Time Travelers Weekend Families can dress like their favorite movie/TV/book character for this fun weekend for time travelers.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 8 - 9, Viking Weekend Hordes of families can raid the village!    Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 15 - 16, Romance Weekend Celebrate Sweetest Day with a Mass Renewal of Vows Ceremony held at St. Peter's Chapel at 12:30 on Saturday and Sunday.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 22 - 23, Feast of Fool It’s okay to be foolish this weekend! The village is filled with fools of all sizes and their foolish antics. PLUS it’s Pumpkin Vs. Watermelon Wars!   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 30 - 31, Tricks or Treats Enjoy the last show, mug of ale and delicious food of the 2022 festival season. Wee ones 12 and younger are free this weekend.     Click HERE to purchase tickets to the 2022 Ohio Renaissance Festival.   Harveysburg; 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; $25 adult general admission, $7 child general admission (5 - 12) + FREE parking for 2022 ; 513-897-7000 or http://renfestival.com.


FREE PUZZLE PIECES TRUNK OR TREAT Get in the spooky-fun spirit by trunk-or-treating with vendors from around the area; there will be decorated vehicles and Puzzle Pieces will be open for shopping.  Puzzle Pieces, 11912 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 513-583-1874 or http://puzzlepiecesohio.com.


FREE SAINT URSULA OPEN HOUSE (register) 7th and 8th grade girls and their families can take an in-depth look at all that Saint Ursula has to offer.    Saint Ursula's welcoming environment will be on full display as students give tours through the campus and showcase the unique facilities, talented teachers and endless resources for today's student. Meet teachers and staff, ask questions and meet parent volunteers.   Register at https://saintursulaevents.com/open-house/ Saint Ursula Academy , 1339 East McMillan Street, Cincinnati; 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 513-961-3410 or http://saintursula.org.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


THE DENT SCHOOLHOUSE LIGHTS ON TOUR Experience the schoolhouse with the lights on! This is a great way to introduce adventurous, thrill seeking kids to haunted houses or just get an up close look at all of the deathly décor without actors inside.  New for the 2022: all tickets include entry to The MONSTER MIDWAY! 11 + free photo ops, mini escape rooms, axe throwing, The Cincinnati Haunted House Museum, The Jack O' Lantern Showcase and more!   Order tickets HERE. The Dent Schoolhouse , 5963 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati; 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $12 adults, $10 children ; (513) 445-9767 or http://frightsite.com.


THE USS NIGHTMARE LIGHTS ON TOUR Even the youngest fans of spooky stuff can enjoy this family event. The lights are on, the crew is away and most of the spooky surprises are on break. The USS Nightmare lights on tour is the perfect way to see lots of details of the show and the massive equipment located on the historic dredge. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult Riverboat Row , 101 Riverboat Row, Newport; 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; tickets starting at $8 ; 859.740.2293 or http://Ussnightmare.com.


FREE UNION TERMINAL ROTUNDA TOUR Union Terminal's grand rotunda leaves visitors wonderstruck! This tour will explain the architecture, construction and art of one of the finest examples of Art Deco style and its world-famous mosaic murals.    Limited capacity tours are first come, first served. Saturdays Noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Sundays 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.

Mon 24

FREE BOOK CLUB: CALDECOTT IMAGINATION STATION Every week the library will read and highlight a different Caldecott medal-winning picture book and do art activity related to the artwork in that week's book. For ages 5-13. The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Reading Branch , 8740 Reading Road, Reading; 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 513-369-4465 or http://chpl.org.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FREE GHOSTS OF NATURES PAST Stop by the "spooked out" nature station for a self-guided exploration of the creatures that once called Ohio home.  Available October 13 - 30. Valid parking permit required for park entry.  Sharon Woods, Sharon Centre , 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


FREE MOVIE MONDAYS Mondays are for movies at the library with friends!  College Hill Branch , 1400 West North Bend Road, Cincinnati; 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.; 513-369-6036 or http://cincinnatilibrary.org.


Music Monday at Happy Hangouts Monday means music to your child's ears. Come explore Happy Hangout's collection of instruments, giant indoor playscape, the cool kid's city and more.    Happy Hangout Westside, 2041 Anderson Ferry Road, Cincinnati; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; included with playpass; 513-458-1470 or http://happyhangoutws.com.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


FREE STORYTIME IN THE FOREST Gather round the tree for a fun, nature-themed story each Monday in the Nature Center at The Summer! An animal ambassador will be a special guest at this wonderful weekly event.  Nature Center at The Summit , 1580 Summit Road, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


SUPER SPROUTS Little one's can stop by the museum to create a masterpiece each week; young artists will have fun, make friends and develop fine motor skills.  Cincinnati Museum Center- Duke Energy Children's Museum, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 10:30 a.m.; program included with museum admission: $16.50 adults, $12.50 seniors and children 3 - 12, free for members).; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.

Tue 25

Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FREE GHOSTS OF NATURES PAST Stop by the "spooked out" nature station for a self-guided exploration of the creatures that once called Ohio home.  Available October 13 - 30. Valid parking permit required for park entry.  Sharon Woods, Sharon Centre , 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


JUMPEROO AT URBAN AIR Little ones 5 years old and under will have big fun jumping, bouncing and crawling the morning away.  Urban Air Adventure Park , 3321 Alamo Avenue, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; $10.99 for ages five and younger (taxes/jump socks not included); 513-322-3130 or http://Urbanair.com.


FREE Kids Crew at Newport on the Levee Every week is something new and exciting for kids at the Levee; playtime may include face painters, story tellers, magicians, arts and crafts and more!  Newport On the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport; 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; 859-291-0550 or https://www.newportonthelevee.com/kids-crew.


MUSIC MAKES ME MOVE: HALLOWEEN (register) Miss Jody will be back with her amazing music class. Kids up to 5 years old and their caregivers will get to sing, dance and play at this Halloween Party themed session!     Milk & Beans, 574 Buttermilk Pike, Crescent Springs; 10:00 a.m.; $15 per child; 513-673-0797 or https://milkandbeans.net/booking/ola/services/music-makes-me-move-halloween-party-1.


NATURE TOTS (register) Catch a breath of fresh air! This four-week nature-based class will have toddlers playing games, hearing stories and even meeting animal ambassadors.  LaBoiteaux Woods, 5400 Lanius Lane, Cincinnati; 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; $40 per adult and one child aged 1.5 - 2.5 years old. ; https://explorenature.regfox.com/nature-tots-fall-2022 or http://cincinnatiparks.com.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Her voice is undeniable. Her fire is unstoppable. Her triumph is unlike any other. This musical puts the spotlight on the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n' Roll.  Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $36.25; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/tina.


WEEKDAY HAYRIDES @ BURGER FARM Take a relaxing hayride at Burger Farm during the week, and pick up some pumpkins, gourds, hay and more at the Garden Center.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; $5 hayrides + additional fees for fall produce and merchandise; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.

Wed 26

Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FREE GHOSTS OF NATURES PAST Stop by the "spooked out" nature station for a self-guided exploration of the creatures that once called Ohio home.  Available October 13 - 30. Valid parking permit required for park entry.  Sharon Woods, Sharon Centre , 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


QUEEN CITY ZUMBINI AT OWL’S NEST PARK Littles ages 0 - 5 can explore music, movement, instruments and more with their caregivers!    October 26th session will be a Halloween celebration- wear costumes and get ready for lots of fun. Zumbini Halloween Class Owl's Nest Park , 1984 Madison Road, Cincinnati; 10:30 a.m.; $13 per class, weekly sessions offered through October 11; 513-673-0797 or http://queencityzbini.com.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Her voice is undeniable. Her fire is unstoppable. Her triumph is unlike any other. This musical puts the spotlight on the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n' Roll.  Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $36.25; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/tina.


WEEKDAY HAYRIDES @ BURGER FARM Take a relaxing hayride at Burger Farm during the week, and pick up some pumpkins, gourds, hay and more at the Garden Center.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; $5 hayrides + additional fees for fall produce and merchandise; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.


FREE YOGA ON THE LEVEE Sage Yoga Hot + Pilates will be offering weekly yoga classes for yogis of all skill levels!  Newport On the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport; 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; 859-291-0550 or https://www.newportonthelevee.com/yoga-on-the-levee.


ZUMBINI HALLOWEEN CLASS AT LILYPAD PLAY (register) Get ready for a kid-friendly Halloween-themed class! Dress up in costumes, sing and dance to Halloween-themed songs, and enjoy a treat before you go! Zumbini was created for children ages 0-5 years old and their caregiver. In class we will sing, dance, play instruments, and more to original songs with influences from around the world! A play pass to their indoor playground is included with every registration. Advanced registration is recommended as classes tend to sell out. Lilypad Play, 2008 Madison Road, Cincinnati; 9:15 a.m.; $15, includes play pass; 513-367-0797 or http://queencityzbini.com/.

Thu 27

FREE BATS! WITH THE CINCINNATI MUSEUM CENTER (register) Walk like a bat! Fly like a bat! Meet a native bat and explore echolocation to understand how it works and hear what it sounds like. Learn about these truly amazing yet misunderstood animals through a slide presentation, game, artifacts and more. Alexandria Branch , 8333 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria; 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; 859-572-7463 or http://cc-pl.org.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FREE GHOSTS OF NATURES PAST Stop by the "spooked out" nature station for a self-guided exploration of the creatures that once called Ohio home.  Available October 13 - 30. Valid parking permit required for park entry.  Sharon Woods, Sharon Centre , 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


FREE LEGO CREW Creative kids ages 6 - 12 an imagine and design with LEGOs at the library.  Madeira Branch, 7200 Miami Avenue, Cincinnati; 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.; 513-369-6028 or http://cincinnatilibrary.org.


FREE MOVIE NIGHT ON THE LEVEE Kick back and relax with a classic film on a jumbo LED screen.   

April 28: Encanto

May 26: Star Wars - The Force Awakens

June 30: Space Jam: A New Legacy

July 28: Luca

August 25: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1

September 29: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 

October 27: The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Gallery at Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; 8592910550 or http://newportonthelevee.com/movie-night-on-the-levee.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


NIEDERMAN FARM FALL FESTIVAL Something for everyone! Head to Niederman Farm with the family for tons of fall fun; including: bonfires, wagon rides, corn maze, jumping pillow, tug-of-war, trikes, animals, fall food and SO much more.  Niederman Family Farm, 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Hamilton; 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; buy tickets online for big savings; admission includes all activities; 513-779-6184 or https://niedermanfamilyfarm.com/.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Her voice is undeniable. Her fire is unstoppable. Her triumph is unlike any other. This musical puts the spotlight on the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n' Roll.  Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $36.25; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/tina.


WEEKDAY HAYRIDES @ BURGER FARM Take a relaxing hayride at Burger Farm during the week, and pick up some pumpkins, gourds, hay and more at the Garden Center.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; $5 hayrides + additional fees for fall produce and merchandise; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.


ZUMBINI HALLOWEEN CLASS AT HAPPY HANGOUT (register) Join in a kid-friendly Halloween-themed class! Dress up in your costumes, sing and dance to Halloween-themed songs, and enjoy a treat before you go! Zumbini was created for children ages 0-5 years old and their caregiver. Sing, dance, play instruments, and more to original music with influences from around the world! Included with each registration is a play pass to their indoor playground. Advanced registration is recommended as classes tend to sell out. Happy Hangout , Cincinnati; 9:45 p.m.; $15, includes play pass; 5134581470 or http://queencityzbini.com.

Fri 28

Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


DINOSAURS AFTER DARK
Kick start the weekend with a night at the museum. See what happens after dark with extended hours for Dinosaurs of Antarctica: The Exhibit and Dinosaurs of Antarctica: The OMNIMAX® Film.
Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 5:30 p.m.; $15 adult, $10 child; member adult $5.50, member child $4.50; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.


FREE FALL FESTIVAL R.C. DURR YMCA Join the YMCA for a fun, free, family community event; there will be trunk or treating, a photo booth, petting zoo, costume contest with prizes and many more Fall activities.  R.C. Durr YMCA , 5874 Veterans Way, Burlington; 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; 859-534-5700 or http://myy.org.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FITTON CINEMA: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW The cultiest of cult classics returns to the Fitton Cinema in time for Halloween. With full theatrical sound and lights, as well as a special shadow-cast performance by The Denton Affair, it is time to do the “Time Warp” again! Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 South Monument Avenue, Hamilton; 10:00 p.m.; $14 general public, $12 members; 513-863-8873 ext 110 or http://fittoncenter.org.


FREE GHOSTS OF NATURES PAST Stop by the "spooked out" nature station for a self-guided exploration of the creatures that once called Ohio home.  Available October 13 - 30. Valid parking permit required for park entry.  Sharon Woods, Sharon Centre , 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


HAUNTED VILLAGE AT HERITAGE VILLAGE The 19th century village inside Sharon Woods Park is the perfect setting for a spooky October evening! Trick-or-treat through the village meeting ghosts, witches and a fortune teller along the way. Walk through the spooky cemetery and haunted woods. Enjoy balloon art, games, theater, storytelling, a maze, a creepy critter zoo and more! (more…) Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; $10 per person, free for museum members and under 2; 513-563-9484 or https://heritagevillagecincinnati.org/events/haunted-village.


FREE HOCUS POCUS AT THE PARK Eye of newt and a dead man's toes... or is it nose? Find out with this slight fright movie in the park. Tonight's feature film will be Hocus Pocus. Pack a caramel apple and apple cider- food and drinks will also be available for purchase; movie will begin promptly at dusk.    valid vehicle permit required for park entry Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


JUMPEROO AT URBAN AIR Little ones 5 years old and under will have big fun jumping, bouncing and crawling the morning away.  Urban Air Adventure Park , 3321 Alamo Avenue, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; $10.99 for ages five and younger (taxes/jump socks not included); 513-322-3130 or http://Urbanair.com.


KINGS ISLAND HALLOWEEN HAUNT Voted 2021's Best Theme Park Halloween Event by USA TODAY readers!   When the sun goes down, and the werewolves begin to howl, head to Kings Island for Halloween Haunt! Highlights include haunted attractions like Backwoods Bayou and Urgent Scare plus nightmare inducing rides like Banshee and The   Beast. Terrified shrieks are sure to fill the air all night long!   Halloween Haunt is intended for mature audiences and is not recommended for children under 13. This is a frightful event that is open until 12 a.m.   

Click here to learn more.

Kings Island , 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; 6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.; Buy online for savings.; http://Visitkingsisland.com.


FREE MILK & BEANS IS 2 SWEET
Milk & Beans is turning 2! And they are celebrating BIG; there will be sweet treats, delicious coffee samples and discounts!! Raffles and much more!
 
Milk & Beans, 574 Buttermilk Pike, Crescent Springs; 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 5136730797 or http://milkandbeans.net.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


NIEDERMAN FARM FALL FESTIVAL Something for everyone! Head to Niederman Farm with the family for tons of fall fun; including: bonfires, wagon rides, corn maze, jumping pillow, tug-of-war, trikes, animals, fall food and SO much more.  Niederman Family Farm, 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Hamilton; 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; buy tickets online for big savings; admission includes all activities; 513-779-6184 or https://niedermanfamilyfarm.com/.


NIGHTTIME TRAIL FEST (register) Spiders, bats and bones, oh my! Don a costume for this non-spooky woodland Halloween adventure. Highlights from the event include on-trail nature crafts, activities and festive treats.  Cincinnati Nature Center , 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford; 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; $8 per person, includes daily admission; 513-831-1711 or http://cincynature.org.


SCHOOL DAY PLAY AT URBAN AIR Homeschoolers can climb, jump, zip and slide at Urban Air during these monthly play days!  Urban Air Adventure Park , 3321 Alamo Avenue, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; $17.49 pp + tax/socks; 513-322-3130 or https://www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com/locations/ohio/cincinnati.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Her voice is undeniable. Her fire is unstoppable. Her triumph is unlike any other. This musical puts the spotlight on the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n' Roll.  Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 8:00 p.m.; tickets starting at $36.25; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/tina.


TWISTED TRAILS HAUNTED ATTRACTION Twisted Trails is back for 2022! Thrill seekers beware: something sinister is lurking in the woods and raking up screams in the muck! Have a screaming good time navigating through this twisted, haunted trail. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Twisted Trails, 5719 Ohio 73, Wilmington; 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.; admission includes a game of Alien Invasion Gel Soft and 18 holes of Eaglewood Mini golf; $22 general admission, $30 fast pass admission + group pricing available ; 513-317-0983 or https://www.twistedtrailshaunt.com.


WEEKDAY HAYRIDES @ BURGER FARM Take a relaxing hayride at Burger Farm during the week, and pick up some pumpkins, gourds, hay and more at the Garden Center.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; $5 hayrides + additional fees for fall produce and merchandise; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.

Sat 29

FREE BABY GHOSTIES (register) Wear a costume and celebrate Halloween with stories and songs!  Other not scary activities and a baby ghostie footprint craft will be included. Carrico/ Fort Thomas Branch , 1000 Highland Avenue, Newport; 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; 859-572-5033 or http://cc-pl.org.


BURGER FARM FALL FESTIVAL Make memories with the family at Burger Farm's 49th Annual Fall Festival!  An autumn tradition, families can enjoy fall fun like the animated pumpkin land, a giant jumping pillow, peddle carts, mini-zip lines, a barrel ride, a horizontal climbing wall, corn sandbox, nerf shootout, music and so much more. There are plenty of opportunities for the kids to run, jump, climb and play and tons of great photo opps to capture the moment.  Burger Farm Fall Festival Activities with an additional fee include: pony rides, amusement rides, sand art, carnival games, paintball shooting gallery and private parties.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $14 per person, $10 for seniors 65+, free for two and younger + some activities require additional fees; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


FREE CANDY EXPRESS BARREL TRAIN Little pumpkins (12 and younger) can travel through the farm on the Barrel Train while making several stops to collect free candy. It will be a sweet night getting treats-don't forget to wear a costume!    Country Pumpkins Farm , 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; 859-905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


CINCINNATI CYCLONES FIRST FACE OFF Celebrate the first home game face-off of the 2022-23 season as the Cincinnati Cyclones face off against the Iowa Heartlanders. There will be $2 hot dogs, sodas and beers- plus the first 5,000 fans will receive a Cyclones calendar!  Presented by: UC Health Heritage Bank Center , 100 Broadway Street, Cincinnati; 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $19 ($21 day of, front row $31 ($33 day of), family packages available ; 513-421-7825 or http://cycloneshockey.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FREE CREATIVITY CENTER GRAND OPENING The Contemporary Arts Center is excited to announce the opening of their new Creativity Center, containing everyone's favorite UnMuseum.  The grand opening celebration invites artists of all age to explore, play and create with plentiful activities and entertainment.  creativity center grand opening Register for this free event, HERE. Contemporary Arts Center , 44 East 6th Street, Cincinnati; 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; 513-345-8400 or https://www.contemporaryartscenter.org/experience/calendar/2022/10/08/creativity-center-grand-opening.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FREE GHOSTS OF NATURES PAST Stop by the "spooked out" nature station for a self-guided exploration of the creatures that once called Ohio home.  Available October 13 - 30. Valid parking permit required for park entry.  Sharon Woods, Sharon Centre , 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


FREE HALLOWEEN FAMILY NIGHT HIKE Families can get into the spooky spirit with this Great Parks program; wear a costume and take a treat-seeking hike at Sharon Woods!    valid vehicle permit required for park entry Sharon Woods, Sharon Centre , 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 6:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


HALLZOOWEEN 2022 Ghouls and boos can visit trick-or-treat stations featuring local sponsors, watch animals enjoy enrichment, see Phil Dalton's Theater of Illusion Show and SO much more. HallZOOween is presented by Frisch's and takes place October 15 - 16, 22- 23 and 29 - 30. 
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Learn more about smart candy shopping by clicking HERE.     Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; included with zoo admission; free for members; 513-559-7781 or https://cincinnatizoo.org/events/hallzooween/.


HAUNTED VILLAGE AT HERITAGE VILLAGE The 19th century village inside Sharon Woods Park is the perfect setting for a spooky October evening! Trick-or-treat through the village meeting ghosts, witches and a fortune teller along the way. Walk through the spooky cemetery and haunted woods. Enjoy balloon art, games, theater, storytelling, a maze, a creepy critter zoo and more! (more…) Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; $10 per person, free for museum members and under 2; 513-563-9484 or https://heritagevillagecincinnati.org/events/haunted-village.


FREE HOWL-O-WEEN HOOTENANNY There is so much family fun to be had at the Howl-o-Ween Hootenanny!   This outdoor Halloween celebration include costumed trunk-or-treating with local businesses, a not-so-scary hay maze, Scooby-Do scavenger hunt, DJ, face painting, mini pumpkin painting ($4), hot cocoa, a pet costume contest and more!   Sponsored by ArtsConnect and Powel Crosley YMCA.   Howl-o-Ween Hootenanny ArtsConnect Front Lawn , 9158 Winton Road, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; 513-522-2108 or https://www.theartsconnect.us/395/Howl-O-Ween-Hootenanny.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


Kings Island’s Tricks and Treats Fall Festival Put on a costume and get in the harvest spirit; families can enjoy tasty treats, watch lively entertainment and go on lots of exciting rides at Kings Island's Tricks and Treats Fall Fest. –Rides! From adventure seekers’ bravely beginning their thrill seeking in Planet Snoopy all the way to the adrenaline junkies shrieking while riding the brand new Giga Coaster Orion, there is an exhilarating option for every ride-enthusiast in your family. –Candy! Need some practice for the big night of trick or treating? Wear a costume, yell “TRICK OR TREAT!” and don’t forget to say “Thank You”, too! There are plenty of themed trick or treat stations around the park for ghouls and boos to get tasty treats.  –Fall Fun! There is an abundance of autumnal activities throughout Planet Snoopy. Artsy kiddos will enjoy a coloring station and make and take craft. There are tons of spooky themed games for kiddos looking to test their skill and luck. Families can feel transported to a pumpkin patch as they make their way through a corn or hay maze. Kiddos can ride harvest tractors or blast their way through a ninja challenge course. Prepare to be busy! And if you burn through all your energy, don’t worry- there is some delicious food you can fuel up on…    Check out our full 2021 Tricks and Treats Mom Report, HERE. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for ticket information; 513-754-5700 or http://visitkingsisland.com.


NATURE AT NIGHT PUMPKIN HIKE (register) Stop by anytime between 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. for a self-guided, jack-o-lantern lit hike; families can enjoy a campfire and take part in a drawing to take a Jack-o’-lantern home.     Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve/ Ellenwood Nature Barn, 3455 Poole Road, Cincinnati; 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; $5 per person + $3 to take home a pumpkin of your choice; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; (513) 521- 7275 or http://greatparks.org/calendar.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


NIEDERMAN FARM FALL FESTIVAL Something for everyone! Head to Niederman Farm with the family for tons of fall fun; including: bonfires, wagon rides, corn maze, jumping pillow, tug-of-war, trikes, animals, fall food and SO much more.  Niederman Family Farm, 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Hamilton; 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; buy tickets online for big savings; admission includes all activities; 513-779-6184 or https://niedermanfamilyfarm.com/.


Ohio Renaissance Festival

At the Ohio Renaissance Festival, families can explore a 16th century English village filled with shopping, shows, over 150 costumed characters, good food and so much more!  Each weekend has a fun theme:

Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 3 - 5, Opening Weekend Welcome back to the village! The Ren Fest is open an extra day- Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day!       Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 10 - 11, Fantasy Weekend All things fantastical come to life at this enchanting weekend at the Ren Fest!   Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 17 - 18, Pirates Weekend Celebrate International Talk like a Pirate Day (September 18) with rollicking sea shanties, a giant pirate ship and pirate playtime for all ye land lubbers.   Sep 24 - 25, Highland Weekend Lads and lassies can enjoy themed competitions, bagpipes, haggis and more.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 1 - 2, Time Travelers Weekend Families can dress like their favorite movie/TV/book character for this fun weekend for time travelers.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 8 - 9, Viking Weekend Hordes of families can raid the village!    Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 15 - 16, Romance Weekend Celebrate Sweetest Day with a Mass Renewal of Vows Ceremony held at St. Peter's Chapel at 12:30 on Saturday and Sunday.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 22 - 23, Feast of Fool It’s okay to be foolish this weekend! The village is filled with fools of all sizes and their foolish antics. PLUS it’s Pumpkin Vs. Watermelon Wars!   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 30 - 31, Tricks or Treats Enjoy the last show, mug of ale and delicious food of the 2022 festival season. Wee ones 12 and younger are free this weekend.     Click HERE to purchase tickets to the 2022 Ohio Renaissance Festival.   Harveysburg; 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; $25 adult general admission, $7 child general admission (5 - 12) + FREE parking for 2022 ; 513-897-7000 or http://renfestival.com.


FREE PUMPKIN PAINTING (register) Celebrate spooky season by painting a pumpkin masterpiece. Pumpkins and paint will be provided. Cold Spring Branch CCPL , 3920 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring; 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 859-781-6166 or http://cc-pl.org.


FREE SENSORY FRIENDLY MORNINGS AT THE CAC: HALLOWEEN TREAT During this event, the CAC is made extra welcoming to sensory sensitive guests. Families can get into the spooky spirit with fun activities during this morning adventure.  Contemporary Arts Center , 44 East 6th Street, Cincinnati; 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.; 513-345-8400 or https://www.contemporaryartscenter.org/experience/calendar/2022/10/29/sensory-friendly-mornings-at-the-cac-halloween-treat.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Her voice is undeniable. Her fire is unstoppable. Her triumph is unlike any other. This musical puts the spotlight on the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n' Roll.  Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.; tickets starting at $36.25; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/tina.


FREE TRICK OR TREAT ON THE FARM (register) Put on a costume, grab a candy pail and get to trick or treating at Hidden Valley Orchards. There will be spooky treat stations located throughout the farm during this family friendly event. Be sure to grab some treats from the bakery and “big kids” can try a pumpkin beer from the Crate Room.  Hidden Valley Orchard , 5474 Ohio 48, Lebanon; 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; 513-932-1869 or https://www.hiddenvalleyorchards.com/.


TWISTED TRAILS HAUNTED ATTRACTION Twisted Trails is back for 2022! Thrill seekers beware: something sinister is lurking in the woods and raking up screams in the muck! Have a screaming good time navigating through this twisted, haunted trail. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Twisted Trails, 5719 Ohio 73, Wilmington; 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.; admission includes a game of Alien Invasion Gel Soft and 18 holes of Eaglewood Mini golf; $22 general admission, $30 fast pass admission + group pricing available ; 513-317-0983 or https://www.twistedtrailshaunt.com.

Sun 30

BURGER FARM FALL FESTIVAL Make memories with the family at Burger Farm's 49th Annual Fall Festival!  An autumn tradition, families can enjoy fall fun like the animated pumpkin land, a giant jumping pillow, peddle carts, mini-zip lines, a barrel ride, a horizontal climbing wall, corn sandbox, nerf shootout, music and so much more. There are plenty of opportunities for the kids to run, jump, climb and play and tons of great photo opps to capture the moment.  Burger Farm Fall Festival Activities with an additional fee include: pony rides, amusement rides, sand art, carnival games, paintball shooting gallery and private parties.  Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main Street, Cincinnati; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $14 per person, $10 for seniors 65+, free for two and younger + some activities require additional fees; 513-561-8634 or http://burgerfarms.com.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FREE GHOSTS OF NATURES PAST Stop by the "spooked out" nature station for a self-guided exploration of the creatures that once called Ohio home.  Available October 13 - 30. Valid parking permit required for park entry.  Sharon Woods, Sharon Centre , 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for park entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


HALLZOOWEEN 2022 Ghouls and boos can visit trick-or-treat stations featuring local sponsors, watch animals enjoy enrichment, see Phil Dalton's Theater of Illusion Show and SO much more. HallZOOween is presented by Frisch's and takes place October 15 - 16, 22- 23 and 29 - 30. 
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Learn more about smart candy shopping by clicking HERE.     Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; included with zoo admission; free for members; 513-559-7781 or https://cincinnatizoo.org/events/hallzooween/.


FREE Hyde Park Farmers Market Head to the Hyde Park Farmers Market (HPFM) for live music, family fun and locally produced fruits, vegetables (and more). From 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. every Sunday, you can take in more than 35 local farmers and food artisans within an outdoor shopping experience for all ages. Hyde Park Farmers Market has grown over the years and is now one of the most popular markets around. The market takes place Sundays through the end of October.

DAILY FARMERS MARKETS

Brown’s Family Farm Market 11620 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio (Daily – weather dependent) Columbia Tusculum Farmers Market 260 Wilmer Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio (year round) Findlay Market  1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. (closed on Mondays) Garver Family Farm Market 6716 Hamilton Lebanon Road, Middletown, Ohio (May – end of October 2022) Lunken Airport Farmers Market Near Kellogg and Wilmer Avenues, near Lunken Airport, Cincinnati, Ohio Newtown Farmers Market 3950 Round Bottom Road, Cincinnati, Ohio (year round 2022) Brown’s Family Farmers Market 11620 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio Shaw’s Farmer’s Market 1737 Ohio 131, Milford, Ohio

SUNDAY FARMERS MARKETS

Historic Harrison Farmers’ Market 220 Harrison Ave. at this firehouse parking lot, Harrison, Ohio.  Liberty Farm Market 5850 Princeton Road, Liberty Township, Ohio Mariemont Farmers’ Market Mid May – end of September 2022 at Mariemont Elementary School parking lot at 6750 Wooster Pike Mount Healthy  Fibonacci Brewing Company at 1445 Compton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio Riverfront Market Smale Riverfront Park at the Castellini Esplanade  

FIND MORE THINGS TO DO HERE!

Hyde Park Square , 2700 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati; 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; https://www.hydeparkfarmersmarket.com.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


KIDSPACE OPEN STUDIO Combine science, play and art to create something new in the KidSPACE studio. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati; 2:00 p.m.; program included with admission: $16.50 adults, $12.50 seniors and children 3 - 12, free for members; 513-287-7000 or http://cincymuseum.org.


KINGS ISLAND HALLOWEEN HAUNT Voted 2021's Best Theme Park Halloween Event by USA TODAY readers!   When the sun goes down, and the werewolves begin to howl, head to Kings Island for Halloween Haunt! Highlights include haunted attractions like Backwoods Bayou and Urgent Scare plus nightmare inducing rides like Banshee and The   Beast. Terrified shrieks are sure to fill the air all night long!   Halloween Haunt is intended for mature audiences and is not recommended for children under 13. This is a frightful event that is open until 12 a.m.   

Click here to learn more.

Kings Island , 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason; 6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.; Buy online for savings.; http://Visitkingsisland.com.


Neltner’s Fall Fest Gather the family and get to Neltner’s Farm for some fall fun. Highlights include a horse-drawn wagon ride, model train display, adorable photo ops, weekend craft vendors, live music, petting zoo and so much more.  Neltner's will be open at 9 a.m. on weekdays, click HERE to see available activities.   Music will be performed on weekends 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Neltner’s Farm , 6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $7 per person weekends; free admission weekdays +$3 corn maze per person/barrel train, pumpkins per pound; 859-496-7535 or http://Neltnersfarm.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


NIEDERMAN FARM FALL FESTIVAL Something for everyone! Head to Niederman Farm with the family for tons of fall fun; including: bonfires, wagon rides, corn maze, jumping pillow, tug-of-war, trikes, animals, fall food and SO much more.  Niederman Family Farm, 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Hamilton; 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; buy tickets online for big savings; admission includes all activities; 513-779-6184 or https://niedermanfamilyfarm.com/.


Ohio Renaissance Festival

At the Ohio Renaissance Festival, families can explore a 16th century English village filled with shopping, shows, over 150 costumed characters, good food and so much more!  Each weekend has a fun theme:

Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 3 - 5, Opening Weekend Welcome back to the village! The Ren Fest is open an extra day- Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day!       Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 10 - 11, Fantasy Weekend All things fantastical come to life at this enchanting weekend at the Ren Fest!   Ohio Renaissance Festival Sep 17 - 18, Pirates Weekend Celebrate International Talk like a Pirate Day (September 18) with rollicking sea shanties, a giant pirate ship and pirate playtime for all ye land lubbers.   Sep 24 - 25, Highland Weekend Lads and lassies can enjoy themed competitions, bagpipes, haggis and more.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 1 - 2, Time Travelers Weekend Families can dress like their favorite movie/TV/book character for this fun weekend for time travelers.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 8 - 9, Viking Weekend Hordes of families can raid the village!    Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 15 - 16, Romance Weekend Celebrate Sweetest Day with a Mass Renewal of Vows Ceremony held at St. Peter's Chapel at 12:30 on Saturday and Sunday.   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 22 - 23, Feast of Fool It’s okay to be foolish this weekend! The village is filled with fools of all sizes and their foolish antics. PLUS it’s Pumpkin Vs. Watermelon Wars!   Ohio Renaissance Festival Oct 30 - 31, Tricks or Treats Enjoy the last show, mug of ale and delicious food of the 2022 festival season. Wee ones 12 and younger are free this weekend.     Click HERE to purchase tickets to the 2022 Ohio Renaissance Festival.   Harveysburg; 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; $25 adult general admission, $7 child general admission (5 - 12) + FREE parking for 2022 ; 513-897-7000 or http://renfestival.com.


FREE Raptor Inc. Open House Learn about birds of prey at Raptor Inc.'s May open house. Families can get up close, compare wingspans and touch biological artifacts. Donations are accepted, but this event is fun, family-friendly and free! Open house is offered the last Sunday of each month through November, 2022.  

MORE THINGS TO DO!

Raptor Inc. , 961 Barg Salt Run Road, Milford; 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 513-825-3325 or http://raptorinc.org.


TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Her voice is undeniable. Her fire is unstoppable. Her triumph is unlike any other. This musical puts the spotlight on the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n' Roll.  Aronoff Center , 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati; 1:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $36.25; 513-621-2787 or https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/events/detail/tina.

Mon 31

FREE BOOK CLUB: CALDECOTT IMAGINATION STATION Every week the library will read and highlight a different Caldecott medal-winning picture book and do art activity related to the artwork in that week's book. For ages 5-13. The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Reading Branch , 8740 Reading Road, Reading; 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 513-369-4465 or http://chpl.org.


Burwinkel Farms Fall Festival Now Open Spend an afternoon with the family at Burwinkel Farms celebrating all things Fall! Enjoy hayrides through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a Halloween scavenger hunt, tons of photo opportunities, shopping for fall décor and so much more. Fall Festival is Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Burwinkel Farms is open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jump on a hayride through the blooming sunflower fields to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and then scurry on over to a Halloween scavenger hunt. Don’t forget your camera — there will be tons of photo ops, too. Be sure to shop for your fall décor and so much more. Check their Facebook for weekday public hayride announcements, additional weekday time openings and more. Note: Saturday, October 1, public hayrides will end at 5 p.m. Burwinkel Farms , 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; $10 per person hayride option + $6 per person walking option, both options include a small pumpkin and a sunflower ; 513-738-1145 or http://burwinkelfarms.com.


Country Pumpkin’s Fall Festival Head down to the farm for some fall fun that the whole family will love. Attractions include U-pick pumpkins, the chunkin' pumpkin launcher, hayrides, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn boxes, farm animals and MORE!   Pumpkin Ridge open daily during the week, Gold Bundle available on weekends.    Read all about Fall Festival 2022's New Attractions! Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion, Dry Ridge; 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; a la carte pricing for attractions, bundle packages available on weekends; (859) 905-9656 or http://countrypumpkinsky.com.


FALL ON THE FARM There is so much fall fun down on the farm at Blooms & Berries. Families can make their way through a corn maze, hop on the pumpkin bounce pad, take a hayride or spin around the bee train, pick a pumpkin, explore the petting farm, browse tasty seasonal baked goods and so much more!   
Need to Know Info: 
Fall on the Farm Fall on the Farm  

Read our Mom Report about Fall on the Farm: HERE.

Blooms & Berries , 9669 Ohio 48, Loveland; 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; see website for pricing details; (513) 697-9173 or https://www.bloomsandberries.com/fall-on-the-farm/.


FREE INDOOR TRICK OR TREAT It is a great stay-warm alternative for the little ones. Local vendors will be the ones filling the plastic pumpkins with candy.  Milk & Beans, 574 Buttermilk Pike, Crescent Springs; 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; 5136730797 or http://milkandbeans.net.


JACK O’ LANTERN JUNCTION Families can navigate their way through a maze filled with friendly ghosts, skeletons and trick-or-treat CANDY!  Pumpkin filled cargo trains will be making their way all around scale train neighborhoods and cities and there will also be new Halloween mini scenes. EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, ; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; train journey pricing $16.95 adult, $12.95 children 3 - 12, $14.95 senior (65+), free for two and younger; Do-It-All tickets available; 513-898-8000 or http://entertrainmentjunction.com.


MOMMY & ME ZUMBINI CLASS: SPOOKY BEATS (register) Sing, dance, & play as you bond with your child 45-minute class that was designed for children from newborns up to age 4 or 5 years old.  Don't forget to wear a costume! Milk & Beans, 574 Buttermilk Pike, Crescent Springs; 9:30 a.m.; $15 per child, infants free with paid sibling; 5136730797 or https://milkandbeans.net/booking/ola/services/mommy-me-zumbini-class-october.


FREE MOVIE MONDAYS Mondays are for movies at the library with friends!  College Hill Branch , 1400 West North Bend Road, Cincinnati; 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.; 513-369-6036 or http://cincinnatilibrary.org.


Music Monday at Happy Hangouts Monday means music to your child's ears. Come explore Happy Hangout's collection of instruments, giant indoor playscape, the cool kid's city and more.    Happy Hangout Westside, 2041 Anderson Ferry Road, Cincinnati; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; included with playpass; 513-458-1470 or http://happyhangoutws.com.


NEWPORT AQUARIUM UNDERWATER SCAVENGER HUNT Take a leisurely stroll through the aquarium to discover sometimes-overlooked animals by going on a scavenger hunt to search for hidden globes amongst the exhibits. Those who find all the clues will discover a hidden phrase that can be used to enter for a chance to win four Newport Aquarium Annual Passes and a $100 Skyline gift card.   Click HERE to learn more.  Open daily during Newport Aquarium's regular hours of operation, see website for details.  Newport Aquarium, 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 10:00 a.m.; included with daily admission; 1-800-406-3474 or https://www.newportaquarium.com/.


FREE Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times! Grab a camera, gather the family and head to Shaw Farms Pumpkin Times to make new memories and recreate traditions! At Shaw Farms, families will experience an interactive playground ripe with photo ops like themed cut-outs, plump pumpkin people and so much more. Of course, every fall excursion requires a tractor drawn hayride ($5, free for two and younger), fresh pumpkins and a challenging corn maze (($7, free for two and younger). This year's a-maze-ing corn maze theme is a tractor- grab a game card, navigate through the maze, make it to all 10 check points and win a spooky pumpkin. [gallery columns="5" ids="78035,78037,78038,78039,78040"]

Additional Fall fun activities for the family include: 

Free Admission, pay by activity + weather permitting, call for concerns + friendly-leashed dogs are welcome, please be mindful and bring waste bags   Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; no admission, pay by activity; 513-575-2022 or https://shawfarmmarket.com.


FREE STORYTIME IN THE FOREST Gather round the tree for a fun, nature-themed story each Monday in the Nature Center at The Summer! An animal ambassador will be a special guest at this wonderful weekly event.  Nature Center at The Summit , 1580 Summit Road, Cincinnati; 12:00 p.m.; valid vehicle permit required for entry; 513-521-7275 or http://greatparks.org.


ZUMBINI HALLOWEEN CLASS AT MILK & BEANS  Join us in our kid-friendly Halloween-themed class! Dress up in your costumes, sing and dance to Halloween-themed songs, and enjoy a treat before you go! Zumbini was created for children ages 0-5 years old and their caregiver. Sing, dance, play instruments, and more to original music with influences from around the world! Included with each registration is a play pass to their indoor playground. Milk & Beans, 574 Buttermilk Pike, Crescent Springs; 9:30 p.m.; $15, includes play pass; 5136730797 or http://queencityzbini.com.