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December 4, 2023

Fall Things to Do With Family This Weekend

Hallzooween; Farm Fun; Operation Pumpkin and lots more for your weekend!

Fall Things to Do With Family This Week include all of the fun things you’ve been waiting for! Check it out:

All Weekend Long: Farm Fun For Families

Friday, October 13

(Fridays and Saturdays through October 28)
Heritage Village Museum transformed into a Haunted Village for a family-friendly, slight-fright event. The Headless Horseman returns on Friday, Oct. 13 and for the final two weekends (Oct. 20 & 21 and Oct. 27 & 28). Families can trick-or-treat through the village meeting ghosts, witches and a fortune teller along the way. There will also be a maze, balloon art, games, a creepy critter zoo, face painting, storytelling and a trail through the haunted woods. Heritage Village Museum, 11500 Lebanon Road, Sharonville; 6 – 10 p.m.; $12 per person advance tickets// $15 per person at the door, free for museum members and children two and younger; 513-563-9484.


PAW PATROL LIVE! THE GREAT PIRATE ADVENTURE No job is too big, no pirate pup is too small! Paw Patrol takes over Truist Arena for three days of paw-some adventures with Ryder and his team of pirate pups as they uncover hidden treasure.  Truist Arena, 500 Louie B. Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY; Tonight at 6 p.m.; Saturday, October 14 showtimes at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday, October 15 shows at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; tickets start at $43.

Get out in the outdoors during the spooky month of October to search for bats, snakes, owls and more. Bass Island , 3949 Newtown Road, Cincinnati Oh ; 7:30 p.m.; 513-521-7275.


Experience a Halloween-themed evening at Spooky Summit Cinema sponsored by Toyota. Indulge in the fan-favorite Halloween flick, “Hocus Pocus.” Savor a DORA beverage from Higher Gravity, and relish in concessions from Nanny Belle’s. This night promises fun, laughter, and an unforgettable experience under the moonlit sky. Summit Park Great Lawn, 4335 Glendale Milfoord Road, Blue Ash; 8 – 10:30 p.m.; 513-745-8500. 


Saturday, October 14

FREE CARPOOL CINEMA: “SCOOBY-DOO” Drive up to enjoy an outdoor movie with Clifton Cultural Arts Center at the Clifton Recreation Center (320 McAlpin Avenue). Grab dinner from the Clifton business district, pick up a snack from the on-site Esquire Theatre concession stand, then park and tune in on your vehicle’s radio to listen to the movie! 7:10 p.m.; 513-497-2860. 


HallZOOween 2023
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 more. HallZOOween is presented by General Electric Credit Union and takes place October 14 – 15, 21 – 22 and 28 – 29. Learn more about smart candy shopping by clicking HERE.     Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati; 12 – 5 p.m.; included with zoo admission; free for members; 513-559-7781. 


Hook, line and sinker, this day is reel-y going to be full of fall fun. There will be pumpkin painting, a costumer contest and a fishing competition, too.  A valid vehicle permit is required for park entry to Lake Isabella, 10174 E Loveland Madeira Road, Loveland; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; 513-791-1663.


Celebrate the 12-year anniversary of this pumpkin and arts festival, featuring live music, kids activities, a pageant, pup parade, vendors, food and HUGE carved pumpkins. October 13 & 14: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. October 15: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 1 High St., Hamilton; 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.


Sunday, October 15


Enjoy a hayride, meet farm animals and pick a pumpkin to buy from the Interpretive Center. There will also be cut-your-own sunflowers for $2/stem starting October 14. Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, Cincinnati; October 15, 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; $5 adults, $3 children ; 513-636-6663. 



Put on a costume and get in the harvest spirit to enjoy treats, watch entertainment and go on rides at Kings Island’s Tricks and Treats Fall Fest. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Dr., Kings Island; Saturday and Sundays through October 29 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; see website for ticket information; 513-754-5700.


Ride the Pumpkin Patch Express Choo, Choo! Hop aboard the Pumpkin Patch Express. Enjoy a train ride to see the beautiful fall leaves, get balloon pumpkins and make a pit stop at the Pumpkin Patch to enjoy even more fall fun. Train departures are scheduled for 10 a.m., 12 and 3 p.m. on October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29.  Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, 127 S. Mechanic St., Lebanon; 10 a.m.; $27 adults, $22 seniors and ages 5 – 16, $5 ages 2 and younger; deluxe tickets available; 513-933-8022. 



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Amanda Ciani

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