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December 4, 2023

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Top Things to Do With Cincinnati Kids This Weekend!

It's SWEATAH WEATHA this weekend! Enjoy all of these fun, seasonal outings with your fam!

October! It’s a beautiful month. And we’ve got the top things to do with Cincinnati kids all ready for you — enjoy your week!

Top Things to Do With Cincinnati Kids This Weekend


ALL THROUGH OCTOBER: Fun on the Local Farms!


Friday, October 6 

FREE BELLEVUE FALL FEST Support local businesses with this exciting evening. Enjoy vendors, live music, food and drink, a faux pumpkin patch, police hayrides and more.  Washington Ave., Bellevue, KY; 5 – 10 p.m.


COUNTRY FIRESIDE NIGHT Spend an evening at Country Pumpkins! Admission includes a bonfire, hayride, corn maze in the dark and four shots from the Chunkin’ Pumpkin Launcher.  Country Pumpkins Farm, 1835 Sherman Mt. Zion Road, Dry Ridge, KY; 7 – 10 p.m.; $16 admission per person; 859-905-9656.


Saturday, October 7  

BOO!SEUM at CINCINNATI MUSEUM CENTERWeekend fun for families at the CMC includes lots of Halloween happenings! Click the link to find all of the fun programming going on and wear a costume for $3 off admission!

50TH FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL Featuring a trackless train, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, bounce houses, dunk booth, open play, open gym and so much more, this is sure to be an awesome autumn outing for kids.  Kids First Sports Center , 7900 East Kemper Road; 4 – 6 p.m.; $30 first child, $20 sibling, $10 sibling – $70 max per family. Children under 2 are FREE; 513-489-7575. 

FREE KIDSTRONG KENWOOD AND MASON’S PARK EVENT Spend an evening playing games and enjoying activities and friends. There will even be Kona Ice! 5847 Irwin Simpson Road, Deerfield Township; 4 – 6 p.m.

FREE MILFORD FALL FESTIVAL Celebrate fall with crafts, a hayride, petting zoo, face painting, a magician, live music and local birds of prey from Raptor, Inc.  Valley View Nature Preserve, 5330 S. Milford Road, Milford; 2 – 5 p.m.

KING’S ISLAND TRICKS AND TREATS FALL FESTIVAL Rides, candy, entertainment and more during this annual event at the popular local attraction.



MONARCH FESTIVAL Enjoy educational stations, monarch tagging, releasing and even a pollinator parade!  Monarch costumes are encouraged for this event! Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; free with regular zoo admission, see website for ticket pricing and advance tickets; 513-281-7400. 

OHIO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL  This is Viking Weekend! Make medieval memories with your family as you venture through a 16th-Century village, enjoying shows and activities.

SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL AT GORMAN HERITAGE FARM Families can navigate through a crop maze, hop on a hayride, meet the farm animals, browse vendor booths, listen to live music, pick out pumpkins to purchase and enjoy refreshments. GHF’s giant field of U-cut sunflowers are available for $1 per stem, while blooms last.  Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, Evendale; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Advance purchase: $12 adults, $6 children/seniors, at the door: $15 adults, $8 children/seniors; (513) 563-6663. 

FREE WYOMING FALL FESTIVAL 2023 At the 40th annual Wyoming Fall Festival, families can browse more than 80 vendor booths, enjoy live performances and so much more. Wyoming; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Sunday, October 8

BOO!SEUM AT CMC (see Saturday, Oct. 7 above)

FREE FIRE PREVENTION WEEK KICK OFF Kick-off Fire Prevention Week with Cincinnati Parks at Yeatman’s Cove! Your Cincinnati Fire Department will be hosting an event about cooking safety with entertaining activities! Come on down and have fun! Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention. Yeatman’s Cove, 705 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati; 1 – 4 p.m.

PUMPKIN PATCH EXPRESS Choo, Choo! Hop aboard the Pumpkin Patch Express. Families will enjoy a train ride to see the beautiful Fall leaves, get balloon pumpkins and make a pit stop at the Pumpkin Patch for a layover to enjoy even more fall fun. Train departures are scheduled for 10 am, 12 and 3 pm on October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29.  Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, 127 S. Mechanic St., Lebanon; 10 a.m., 10:00; $27 adults, $22 seniors and ages 5 – 16, $5 ages 2 and younger; deluxe tickets available; 513-933-8022. 


WAYNESVILLE FALL FEST Find a new family tradition this season at the Waynesville Fall Fest. Featuring two mini golf courses, the Wildwater Mining Company mega playlet, a corn maze, pedal cars, gem mining, carnival games, petting zoo and SO much more … be sure to add this autumn adventure to your agenda. 7392 East State Route 73, Waynesville; 12 – 6 p.m.; $13 adult, $11 ages ten and younger, free for ages 2 and younger + Season Passes available.




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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).