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Now through Oct 31, 2018

Jack-O-Lantern Junction

EnterTRAINment Junction
7379 Squire Court, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Now through Oct 31, 2018

Jack-O-Lantern Junction

EnterTRAINment Junction
7379 Squire Court, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Halloween fun for the whole family! Walk through our kid-friendly trick-or-treat maze, visit our mini animated display and visit the area’s only indoor Pumpkin Patch – kids get a free mini pumpkin! Plus, don’t worry about the weather it’s all indoors!

Halloween fun for the whole family! Walk through our kid-friendly trick-or-treat maze, visit our mini animated display and visit the area’s only indoor Pumpkin Patch – kids get a free mini pumpkin! Plus, don’t worry about the weather it’s all indoors!

Now through Oct 31, 2018

Fall on the Farm

Blooms & Berries Farm Market
9669 S State Route 48, Loveland, OH 45140

Now through Oct 31, 2018

Fall on the Farm

Blooms & Berries Farm Market
9669 S State Route 48, Loveland, OH 45140

Fall on The Farm offers a pumpkin patch and traditional fall activities in a beautifully rustic, family-friendly environment. Each admission includes access to hayrides through I-Spy woods, a 7-acre corn maze, a kids’ corn maze, farm animals, cow train rides and more.

Fall on The Farm offers a pumpkin patch and traditional fall activities in a beautifully rustic, family-friendly environment. Each admission includes access to hayrides through I-Spy woods, a 7-acre corn maze, a kids’ corn maze, farm animals, cow train rides and more.

Now through Oct 31, 2018

Country Pumpkins Fall Festival

Country Pumpkins
1835 Sherman Mt. Zion Road, Dry Ridge, KY 41035

South

Now through Oct 31, 2018

Country Pumpkins Fall Festival

Country Pumpkins
1835 Sherman Mt. Zion Road, Dry Ridge, KY 41035

South

Our desire is to create a fun experience for your family! In addition to a wide variety of pumpkins and gourds for sale, we also have lots of fun activities for your family to enjoy! Our kiddie corn maze, petting zoo, corn box, straw bale maze, play area, Sand Tunnels, Hay...

Our desire is to create a fun experience for your family! In addition to a wide variety of pumpkins and gourds for sale, we also have lots of fun activities for your family to enjoy! Our kiddie corn maze, petting zoo, corn box, straw bale maze, play area, Sand Tunnels, Hay...

Now through Dec 02, 2018

SkyStar Observation Wheel

The Banks
150 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 02, 2018

SkyStar Observation Wheel

The Banks
150 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Enjoy unique views of downtown Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and the Ohio River from aboard the 150 foot Skystar Observation Wheel. Each of the 36 gondolas is enclosed, climate controlled and can hold up to six passengers. The SkyStar experience consists of four revolutions and...

Enjoy unique views of downtown Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and the Ohio River from aboard the 150 foot Skystar Observation Wheel. Each of the 36 gondolas is enclosed, climate controlled and can hold up to six passengers. The SkyStar experience consists of four revolutions and...

Oct 17, 2018

Explore Day-Explore Dinosaurs

Creation Museum
2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg, KY 41080

South

Oct 17, 2018

Explore Day-Explore Dinosaurs

Creation Museum
2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg, KY 41080

South

All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. (Isaiah 66:2) On what day did God create dinosaurs? Did dinosaurs evolve into birds? Were dragons real? Were dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark? If you want answers to these questions, then Explore...

All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. (Isaiah 66:2) On what day did God create dinosaurs? Did dinosaurs evolve into birds? Were dragons real? Were dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark? If you want answers to these questions, then Explore...

Now through Dec 13, 2018

House Party

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Dec 13, 2018

House Party

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Start the weekend early.   Open invite. Crash at our house after work and explore our home. Bring your crew or come solo—there’s something for everyone. We’ll keep the lights on for you!   Escape the hustle. Chill outside under our tent and have a cocktail...

Start the weekend early.   Open invite. Crash at our house after work and explore our home. Bring your crew or come solo—there’s something for everyone. We’ll keep the lights on for you!   Escape the hustle. Chill outside under our tent and have a cocktail...

Now through Jan 16, 2019

Breaking Through: Women Changing the Leadership Landscape Forums

Union Institute & University
440 East McMillan Street, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Uptown

Now through Jan 16, 2019

Breaking Through: Women Changing the Leadership Landscape Forums

Union Institute & University
440 East McMillan Street, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Uptown

Hear the inspirational stories of empowerment, commitment, and passion to step up and speak up in an effort to drive change. Each leader will share her story of how she moved outside her comfort zone to stretch boundaries and transform communities. The first forum is The...

Hear the inspirational stories of empowerment, commitment, and passion to step up and speak up in an effort to drive change. Each leader will share her story of how she moved outside her comfort zone to stretch boundaries and transform communities. The first forum is The...

Now through Dec 23, 2018

Bluegrass at Vinoklet Winery

Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant
11069 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45252

North

Now through Dec 23, 2018

Bluegrass at Vinoklet Winery

Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant
11069 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45252

North

Join us for dinner and an evening of lively bluegrass music in one of the most beautiful places I have ever been! Music by Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass. You can also dine at the winery before the show, meal time begins at 5pm.

Join us for dinner and an evening of lively bluegrass music in one of the most beautiful places I have ever been! Music by Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass. You can also dine at the winery before the show, meal time begins at 5pm.

Now through Nov 03, 2018

USS Nightmare

Riverboat Row
101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

Riverfront

Now through Nov 03, 2018

USS Nightmare

Riverboat Row
101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

Riverfront

A haunted house attraction built upon an actual steam-powered dredge boat located in Newport Kentucky on the Ohio River.

A haunted house attraction built upon an actual steam-powered dredge boat located in Newport Kentucky on the Ohio River.

Oct 17, 2018

Wizard Fest: A Harry Potter Party

Bogart's
2621 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Uptown

Oct 17, 2018

Wizard Fest: A Harry Potter Party

Bogart's
2621 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Uptown

Enjoy a night of Harry Potter trivia, drink specials, magicians, music, and cosplay. Ages 18+

Enjoy a night of Harry Potter trivia, drink specials, magicians, music, and cosplay. Ages 18+

Oct 17, 2018

Creepy Classics Double Feature Movie Night

Hotel Covington
638 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011

South

Oct 17, 2018

Creepy Classics Double Feature Movie Night

Hotel Covington
638 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011

South

Come to Hotel Covington to enjoy an evening of classic thrillers for a perfect Halloween themed night! 

Come to Hotel Covington to enjoy an evening of classic thrillers for a perfect Halloween themed night! 

Oct 18, 2018

Not One More Midwest Fall Festival

Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds
U.S. 50 and Hollywood Blvd., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

South

Oct 18, 2018

Not One More Midwest Fall Festival

Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds
U.S. 50 and Hollywood Blvd., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

South

5K rally walk on Saturday, classic car cruise-in on Sunday. Food, fun, arts and crafts, corn hole games, music and speakers/resources on heroin.

5K rally walk on Saturday, classic car cruise-in on Sunday. Food, fun, arts and crafts, corn hole games, music and speakers/resources on heroin.

Now through Oct 25, 2018

Community Night

Findlay Market
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Now through Oct 25, 2018

Community Night

Findlay Market
1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Join us for Community Night at Findlay Market! Each Thursday, a rotating lineup of arts groups, community groups and non-profits will showcase their amazing talents, and provide entertainment and learning opportunities. 

Join us for Community Night at Findlay Market! Each Thursday, a rotating lineup of arts groups, community groups and non-profits will showcase their amazing talents, and provide entertainment and learning opportunities. 

Now through Nov 03, 2018

The Dent Schoolhouse

The Dent Schoolhouse
5963 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45248

West

Now through Nov 03, 2018

The Dent Schoolhouse

The Dent Schoolhouse
5963 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45248

West

This haunted 1984 schoolhouse has been rated one of the world's scariest haunted houses.

This haunted 1984 schoolhouse has been rated one of the world's scariest haunted houses.

Oct 19, 2018

PAW-loween

Grainworks Brewing Company
7790 Service Center Dr., Unit B, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Oct 19, 2018

PAW-loween

Grainworks Brewing Company
7790 Service Center Dr., Unit B, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Join Grainworks for our first annual Paw-loween party! For one night only, we will open our taproom doors to our furry friends on four legs for a spook-tacular pet and owner costume contest. Create a “couples” costume for you and your fur baby and compete to be the best...

Join Grainworks for our first annual Paw-loween party! For one night only, we will open our taproom doors to our furry friends on four legs for a spook-tacular pet and owner costume contest. Create a “couples” costume for you and your fur baby and compete to be the best...

Now through Oct 27, 2018

Halloween Haunt

Kings Island
6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, OH 45040

North

Now through Oct 27, 2018

Halloween Haunt

Kings Island
6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, OH 45040

North

Are you brave enough to survive the gauntlets of Halloween haunts? Prepare yourself as dark forces are unleashed to make your wildest nightmares come true. You'll encounter evil creatures everywhere, waiting for you in the fog. If you're too scared to explore the haunts,...

Are you brave enough to survive the gauntlets of Halloween haunts? Prepare yourself as dark forces are unleashed to make your wildest nightmares come true. You'll encounter evil creatures everywhere, waiting for you in the fog. If you're too scared to explore the haunts,...

Oct 20, 2018 through Oct 21, 2018

Weber’s Family Pumpkin Festival

Weber Family Farm
6085 Kilby Road, Harrison, OH 45030

West

Oct 20, 2018 through Oct 21, 2018

Weber’s Family Pumpkin Festival

Weber Family Farm
6085 Kilby Road, Harrison, OH 45030

West

This event began as the Minges Pumpkin Festival in 1984. Over the years it transformed from a small backyard gathering into an event that brings together thousands of people from all over the region to celebrate the fall season. In 2015 the festival relocated to a neighboring...

This event began as the Minges Pumpkin Festival in 1984. Over the years it transformed from a small backyard gathering into an event that brings together thousands of people from all over the region to celebrate the fall season. In 2015 the festival relocated to a neighboring...

Oct 20, 2018

Books by the Banks: Cincinnati Regional BookFestival

Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Oct 20, 2018

Books by the Banks: Cincinnati Regional BookFestival

Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Annual celebration of books and reading featuring national, regional and local authors. Illustrators, book signings, panel discussions and activities for entire family.

Annual celebration of books and reading featuring national, regional and local authors. Illustrators, book signings, panel discussions and activities for entire family.

Now through Oct 27, 2018

Burger Farm Fall Festival

Burger Farm and Garden Center
7849 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45244

East

Now through Oct 27, 2018

Burger Farm Fall Festival

Burger Farm and Garden Center
7849 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45244

East

Burger Farm is celebrating its 43rd annual fall festival and this year it’s even bigger and better than ever.  Eight new attractions, (Giant straw castle, Jumping pillow, Challenge course, Peddle carts, Mini zip lines, Horizontal climbing wall, Human hamster roll and...

Burger Farm is celebrating its 43rd annual fall festival and this year it’s even bigger and better than ever.  Eight new attractions, (Giant straw castle, Jumping pillow, Challenge course, Peddle carts, Mini zip lines, Horizontal climbing wall, Human hamster roll and...

Now through Oct 28, 2018

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Ohio Renaissance Park
10542 E. Ohio 73, Harveysburg, OH 45032

North

Now through Oct 28, 2018

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Ohio Renaissance Park
10542 E. Ohio 73, Harveysburg, OH 45032

North

Cheer your favorite knight to victory as he competes for the queen’s honor in the thrilling full-armored joust. The lanes are bustling with storytellers, strolling musicians, singers, dancers and villagers welcoming you to a festive day of living history. Feast like royalty on...

Cheer your favorite knight to victory as he competes for the queen’s honor in the thrilling full-armored joust. The lanes are bustling with storytellers, strolling musicians, singers, dancers and villagers welcoming you to a festive day of living history. Feast like royalty on...

Now through Oct 28, 2018

The Great Pumpkin Fest

Kings Island
6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, OH 45040

North

Now through Oct 28, 2018

The Great Pumpkin Fest

Kings Island
6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, OH 45040

North

The Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Island is all treats and no tricks when it comes to family-friendly fun including live entertainment, mazes, trick-or-treating and so much more! Guests of all ages will enjoy our Halloween-themed festivities, sure to make memories that will last a...

The Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Island is all treats and no tricks when it comes to family-friendly fun including live entertainment, mazes, trick-or-treating and so much more! Guests of all ages will enjoy our Halloween-themed festivities, sure to make memories that will last a...

Oct 20, 2018

Pumpkin Fest

Faith Christian Fellowship
200 W. Church St., Mason, OH

North

Oct 20, 2018

Pumpkin Fest

Faith Christian Fellowship
200 W. Church St., Mason, OH

North

15th Annual Faith Christian Fellowship Pumpkin Fest! Games...Prizes...Silent Auction...Cake Walk...& More!

15th Annual Faith Christian Fellowship Pumpkin Fest! Games...Prizes...Silent Auction...Cake Walk...& More!

Oct 20, 2018

Bourbon, Bites & Brews Fall Festival

Boone County Distilling Company
10601 Toebben Drive, Boone County, KY 41051

South

Oct 20, 2018

Bourbon, Bites & Brews Fall Festival

Boone County Distilling Company
10601 Toebben Drive, Boone County, KY 41051

South

Enjoy delicious food, craft vendors, and of course, great bourbon and beer. Rhinegeist is bringing the brews, and this year Deeper Roots coffee is adding a different kind of brew! One that goes well with Boone County's award-winning Bourbon Cream.

Enjoy delicious food, craft vendors, and of course, great bourbon and beer. Rhinegeist is bringing the brews, and this year Deeper Roots coffee is adding a different kind of brew! One that goes well with Boone County's award-winning Bourbon Cream.

Oct 20, 2018

Taft's Brewpourium One Year Anniversary Party

Taft's Brewing Co. Brewpourium
4831 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45232

Uptown

Oct 20, 2018

Taft's Brewpourium One Year Anniversary Party

Taft's Brewing Co. Brewpourium
4831 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45232

Uptown

Taft's Brewpourium is turning one and we want you to help us celebrate at our epic anniversary party! Join us at the Brewpourium for a day of brews and fall festivities. We'll have beer specials, live music, a pork roast, pumpkin competitions and so much more! Details: -Beer...

Taft's Brewpourium is turning one and we want you to help us celebrate at our epic anniversary party! Join us at the Brewpourium for a day of brews and fall festivities. We'll have beer specials, live music, a pork roast, pumpkin competitions and so much more! Details: -Beer...

Oct 20, 2018

DogFest Walk 'n Roll™ Cincinnati

Voice of America MetroPark
7850 VOA Park Dr, West Chester, OH 45069

North

Oct 20, 2018

DogFest Walk 'n Roll™ Cincinnati

Voice of America MetroPark
7850 VOA Park Dr, West Chester, OH 45069

North

DogFest Walk 'n Roll™ is a community-based walk and festival that brings together dog lovers, pet owners and people with disabilities to celebrate the magic of Canine Companions for Independence®. This fundraising event supports the mission of Canine Companions to provide...

DogFest Walk 'n Roll™ is a community-based walk and festival that brings together dog lovers, pet owners and people with disabilities to celebrate the magic of Canine Companions for Independence®. This fundraising event supports the mission of Canine Companions to provide...

Oct 20, 2018

BuyOurBookWe'llBuyYourBrew Launch Party

The Sandbar
4609 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

Oct 20, 2018

BuyOurBookWe'llBuyYourBrew Launch Party

The Sandbar
4609 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226

East

Captain, crew, and author of the book "River Queens: Saucy boat, stout mates, spotted dog, America" will be at The Sandbar making conversation and autographing books. A free beer (barman's choice) goes with every purchased copy of the book! Betty Jane, the 45-foot, fully...

Captain, crew, and author of the book "River Queens: Saucy boat, stout mates, spotted dog, America" will be at The Sandbar making conversation and autographing books. A free beer (barman's choice) goes with every purchased copy of the book! Betty Jane, the 45-foot, fully...

Oct 20, 2018

90s Bar Crawl

Scene Ultra Lounge
637 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Oct 20, 2018

90s Bar Crawl

Scene Ultra Lounge
637 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Downtown

Remember AIM? Remember the Ninja Turtles? Remember when you were cool, back in the 90s? As if! We're giving you a chance to redeem yourself. Relive the glory days at the 90s Bar Crawl! Lace up your LA Gears, slap on your bracelets and saddle up your Furbies. Let's take...

Remember AIM? Remember the Ninja Turtles? Remember when you were cool, back in the 90s? As if! We're giving you a chance to redeem yourself. Relive the glory days at the 90s Bar Crawl! Lace up your LA Gears, slap on your bracelets and saddle up your Furbies. Let's take...

Oct 20, 2018

Twisted Whisker Gala

Cincinnati Airport Marriott
2395 Progress Drive, Hebron, KY 41048

South

Oct 20, 2018

Twisted Whisker Gala

Cincinnati Airport Marriott
2395 Progress Drive, Hebron, KY 41048

South

We look forward to sharing with you an evening of drinks, dancing, and gaming for a good cause for paws! On Saturday, October 20, the Stray Animal Adoption Program (SAAP) is hosting its annual Twisted Whisker Gala, which is SAAP’s largest annual fundraiser. Proceeds from our...

We look forward to sharing with you an evening of drinks, dancing, and gaming for a good cause for paws! On Saturday, October 20, the Stray Animal Adoption Program (SAAP) is hosting its annual Twisted Whisker Gala, which is SAAP’s largest annual fundraiser. Proceeds from our...

Oct 20, 2018

Zombie Ball

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum
1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton, OH 45013

North

Oct 20, 2018

Zombie Ball

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum
1763 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton, OH 45013

North

Dress as your favorite UnDead characters including zombies, vampires, mummies (or get really creative) and be treated to an evening KILLER entertainment under our grand Pavilion. A DJ (The Sweeney Todd of The Animal Crackers), haunted hayride, a zombie photo-booth, and more will...

Dress as your favorite UnDead characters including zombies, vampires, mummies (or get really creative) and be treated to an evening KILLER entertainment under our grand Pavilion. A DJ (The Sweeney Todd of The Animal Crackers), haunted hayride, a zombie photo-booth, and more will...

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