The cooler weather of fall gives us a chance to enjoy being outside and spending time with family and friends. Cincinnati is a city that is alive with so many things to do. From pumpkin patches to haunted houses in Cincinnati for Halloween, The Lowry Team has put together some creative, fun, and thrilling things to do in Cincinnati during the fall season.
Pumpkin Patches in Cincinnati
Niederman Family Fall Festival – This fall festival features a 14 acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, bonfires, hayrides, a petting zoo, pig races, fall treats, and more. Runs from September 22d through October 29th, on Mondays – Thursdays 6PM-9PM, Fridays 6PM- 10PM, Saturdays 11AM – 10PM, Sunndays, 1PM – 6PM. Admission is $12, children under 2 are free. Located at 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Liberty Township OH 45011.
Hidden Valley Fruit Farm Fall Fun Days – This farm celebrates Cider Fest the first weekend in October, and Fall Fun Days on all subsequent weekends through the 23rd. They have hayrides, train rides, petting zoo, a bounce house, playground, a pumpkin patch, and yummy fall treats. Located at 5474 N. State Rt. 48, Lebanon OH 45036.
Blooms and Berries Fall on the Farm – Hayrides, a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, cow train rides, a straw maze, farm animals, delicious fall treats, a giant kids slide, and more. Admission is $11. Runs September 24th – October 31st. Located at 9669 S. State Rt. 48, Loveland OH 45140.
Brown’s Farm Fall Family Fun Weekends – Activities include a “Tiny Town” play village, fall displays and photo op areas, straw house maze, corn maze, children’s garden, farm animals, picnic areas, hayrides, a kiddie pumpkin patch, and a large pumpkin patch. Begins September 24th and runs through weekends in October, from 9 AM to 7 PM. Located at 11620 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton OH 45013.
Shaw Farms Festival – This farm festival offers an interactive playground, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, and live music. Certain special activities require admission fee. Starts the third weekend of September and runs through October weekends, from 9AM to 7PM. Located at 1737 Ohio 131, Milford OH 45150.
Corn Mazes in Cincinnati
Shaw Farms – A 12.25 acre corn maze with over 2 miles of trails throughout. Admission is $6. Located at 1737 Ohio 131, Milford OH 45150.
Irons Fruit Farm – This 12 acre corn maze is open on weekends in September and October. Admission for children is $5, adults $7. Located at 1640 Stubbs Mill Road, Lebanon OH 45036.
Blooms & Berries – Every year the 7 acre corn maze features a different theme, and game/scavenger hunt for kids. Located at 9669 S. State Rt. 48, Loveland OH 45140.
Niederman Family Farm – This farm features a 14 acre corn maze, among other great fall activities. Located at 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Liberty Township OH 45011.
Fall Festivals in Cincinnati
The Great Pumpkin Fest at Keehner Park – A free family-friendly event featuring a costume contest, horse-and-wagon rides, petting zoos, a not-so-scary haunted trail, crafts, games and more! October 14th, from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Located at 7211 Barrett Road, West Chester OH 45069.
Boo Fest at Liberty Center – A family Halloween festival including games, activities, a pet parade, music and entertainment from Mr. Cowpie, and trick or treat at participating shops. October 28th. Parade at 1:30, Trick or Treat 4:00 – 6:00.
Haunted Village at Sharon Woods – Heritage Village Museum at Sharon Woods park transforms into a haunted village for 6 nights of spooktacular fun in October. This family friendly event features wagon rides, walks through the cemetery, face painting, balloon animals, games, and trick-or-treat stations. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. This event occurs every Friday and Saturday, October 13th – 28th, from 6PM to 10PM. Admission is $8 for anyone ages 2 and up. Located at 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville OH 45241
Operation Pumpkin – This annual fall festival features a giant pumpkin contest, pumpkin sculpting, a pet parade and costume contest, Little Miss Punkin contest, live music, food vendors, craft booths, rides for kids, and much more. Takes place October 13th – 15th in downtown Hamilton.
Sunflower Festival – Gorman Heritage Farm celebrates their annual Sunflower Festival October 7th and 8th from 10AM to 6PM. You can pick a pumpkin from the patch, stroll through the sunflower maze, take a hayride, and pet the friendly farm animals. There will also be local food trucks, crafts from local artisans, and live music. Adult admission is $8, children $5, ages 2 and under are free. Located at 10052 Reading Road, Cincinnati OH 45241.
Sauerkraut Festival – Enjoy the fall season with a scenic drive up to Waynesville for the annual Sauerkraut Festival, one of the premier craft festivals in the nation. They have over 450 vendors, including handmade crafts and delicious foods. Don’t forget to try the sauerkraut donuts! Takes place October 14th and 15th, from 9AM to 8PM. Located at 10B North Main Street, Waynesville OH 45068.
Findlay Market Fall Food Festival – This fun-filled festival features food, craft beer, live music, fall crafts, pumpkin painting, a scavenger hunt for the kids, and more! This takes place on Sunday, October 8th from 10AM to 4PM. Located at 1801 Race Street, Cincinnati OH 45202
Autumn Fun Activities
Jack O Lantern Junction at EnterTRAINment Junction – Halloween fun for the whole family, featuring a trick or treat maze with kid-friendly ghosts, skeletons and more. Stop and color, or see Halloweenville, a miniature animated display. They also have the area’s only indoor Pumpkin Patch, where kids get a free mini pumpkin. Also open this year are the two outdoor kid’s train rides themed for the Halloween season. This special fall event runs from September 23rd to October 31st. Located at 7379 Squire Court, West Chester OH 45069
Lakota West Craft Show – Enjoy the area’s best annual fall craft show the first weekend of October. There will be over 220 indoor booths, lunch & concessions, on-site parking, and more. An ATM will be available. Entry is $2.00
Halloween Walk in the Woods – Get dressed up early for Halloween and spend the afternoon trick-or-treating at the Blue Ash Nature Park! This event is geared towards children 10 and under and is free and open to the public! Saturday, October 28th at Noon – 3 PM.
HallZOOween- Every weekend in October from noon – 5PM, families can enjoy their favorite zoo all decked out for the fall season. There will be trick-or-treat stations, special animal encounters, Scare-ousel rides, Hogwarts Express train rides, Theater of Illusion shows, prizes, and more! Kids are encouraged to wear costumes.
Falloween at Coney Island – Enjoy a trick-or-treat trail for kids, Fright Lights musical light show, musical entertainment, a petting zoo, pony rides, magic shows, hayrides, face painting, and more! This event runs on weekends from October 8th until October 23rd.
Shop & Treat at Liberty Center – Trick-or-treat from store to store in costume on October 28th, from 4 PM – 6 PM for your favorite candy and treats.
Cincinnati Haunted Booze Cruise – Celebrate on a Halloween themed booze cruise, featuring food, a cash bar, a costume contest, a DJ, and more! Proceeds will go to a local Animal Shelter! TICKETS: $65 Friday, October 27th. Boarding Time – 7:30 PM, Departure Time – 8:oo PM. 101 Riverboat Row Newport, KY 41071
Haunted Houses in Cincinnati
Land of Illusion – Unlimited access to their five haunted attractions, and enjoy live bands performing on the Stage of Rage and access to the Voodoo Lounge, a full service bar. Parking is $5/car, and admission is $36/person. Open Fridays & Saturdays in September from 8PM to 2AM, and all weekend long in October with special Sunday hours of 8PM to 11:30PM. Located at 8762 Thomas Road, Middletown OH 45042
The Dent Schoolhouse – Based on a horrifying true story of the Dent School murders, visitors can explore a real haunted house. Admission is $20+. Open weekends in September and October 7:30PM – 12AM, and Thursdays in October from 7:30PM – 10PM. Located at 5963 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45248
USS Nightmare – This haunted steamboat attraction features 2 decks and over 30 minutes of horror. Admission is $20. Located at 101 Riverboat Row, Newport KY 41071
Halloween Haunt – Kings Island celebrates Halloween with haunted mazes, thrill rides, scare zones, live music, and lots of food. Admission starts at $31. Open Fridays and Saturdays September 22nd -October 28th from 6PM to 1AM. Located at 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason OH 45040.
Lewisburg Haunted Cave – This one’s a bit of a hike to get to, but if you’re into haunted houses and attractions, this is a MUST. Experience the world’s longest haunted house experience in a real limestone cave that runs eighty feet below the ground. Open Fridays and Saturdays in September and October, from 7PM to midnight. Admission is $17. Located at 4392 Swishers Mill Road, Lewisburg OH 45338
Haunted Tours in Cincinnati
Queen City is Haunted Tours – Discover stories of grisly murders, deaths, and other disturbing tales buried within Cincinnati’s past. Tours last from 90 minutes to 2 hours. Tickets are $20. Tours begin at 1332 Vine Street, Cincinnati OH 45202
Newport is Haunted Tour – Experience a lantern lit tour filled with stories of murder, suicide, and lots of ghosts. Tours last from 90 minutes to 2 hours. Tickets are $20. Tours begin at 18 E 5th Street, Newport KY 41071
We hope we’ve helped fill your calendar with plenty of fall festivities in Cincinnati. The Lowry Team wishes you a safe and happy season with your family. When you’re ready to buy a home or sell a home in Cincinnati, give us a call or text at 513-368-3751.