Halloween is fast approaching, and we can all use a little fun in the form of candy and costumes! While COVID-19 has affected some local events, there are still lots of fun trick-or-treat opportunities to be had in the tristate. So dress up and get ready for a month of festive fun!
Here’s your 2020 Guide to Trick or Treat Events in Cincinnati:
These events happen all throughout September/October, so pick a weekend and plan a visit!
Saturdays at the BOO!seum
Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10 am-4 pm at Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center is helping families scare up some fun this October. From dance parties and costume parades to creepy crawlies and scavenger hunts, Saturdays at the BOO!seum are all treats and no tricks. Saturdays at the BOO!seum will feature a pumpkin scavenger hunt in the sprawling Cincinnati in Motion display and science experiments on the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation Science Stage. Families can meet some of CMC’s resident creepy crawlies including Madagascar hissing cockroaches, snakes and more (we promise they won’t end up in a witch’s brew). Costumed museum staff will also lead a costume parade around the fountain outside at 10:30 am and will host a Monster Mash dance party at 3 pm. While there will be no trick-or-treating for safety reasons, there will be a few tricks courtesy of museum educators (with a little help from physics and chemistry) and themed treats available from Nourish513 courtesy of SSA. Event is free for members and included in admission for nonmembers; RSVP required for all guests.
Tricks and Treats Fall Fest at Kings Island
Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 26 through Nov. 1
Kings Island’s all-new Tricks And Treats Fall Fest is a brand-new, one-of-a-kind fall festival that will make special memories and enjoy the season—safely. Everyone in the family will have a spook-tacular time with AMAZING food, activities, entertainment, seasonal merchandise and so much more. Trick-or-treating is definitely on the agenda at Tricks And Treats Fall Fest, so wear your Halloween costumes and go candy hunting with us! With specially designed sanitation processes and social distancing measures in place, you can count on Kings Island to bring this Halloween tradition to life in a fun new way while being as safe as possible.
Jack O’Lantern Junction at Entertrainment Junction
Daily from Sept. 19 through Oct. 31
Halloween fun for the whole family! Walk thru our indoor, kid friendly maze and see friendly ghosts, skeletons and more. Each child will receive a bag of trick-or-treat candy. Plus, see their new Halloween mini scenes and a Halloween themed train display — all indoors.
HallZOOween at the Cincinnati Zoo
Oct. 17-18 and 24-25
Little ghouls and boys can enjoy four spooktacular weekends of fun at the Cincinnati Zoo. HallZOOween is FREE with Zoo Admission! Guests will be treated to a day of fun at the Cincinnati Zoo! Click here for this year’s changes to bring you a safe and fun HallZOOween.
Heritage Village’s Haunted Village
Oct. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24, 6-10 pm
The Haunted Village at Heritage Village Museum provides festive fun for the entire family, from trick-or-treaters to thrill seekers. There are several buildings, all with different activities. Some of the houses are haunted; there is storytelling, face painting, balloon art, fortune telling and more. All houses have a very friendly person standing outside passing out candy for younger kids who don’t want to venture all the way in. New this year: timed tickets must be purchased in advance.
Mark your calendars:
These special events happen just once, so be sure to pick your favorites and clear your calendar!
Munchkin Trick or Treat Trail
Oct. 24, 12-4 pm at 4982 Dennison Dr, Fairfield, OH
Lion’s Park located on Hicks Blvd and on the corner of Dennison Drive in Fairfield Ohio is having a Pumpkin and Munchkin Trick or Treat Trail Event on October 24, 2020.
Cincinnati Parks’ Annual Magic Forest Halloween Hikes
Oct. 30, 6-8 pm at Caldwell Nature Preserve
Join Cincy Parks on an almost full moon night on all Hallows EveEve, for a FREE pumpkin walk! Enjoy the jack-o-lanterns and luminaries on the trail. This year we ask you to vote for your favorite jack-o-lantern, with prizes being awarded to the top 3 artists. If you would like to carve a pumpkin for this event, please click here to learn more. This event is held entirely outdoors. Please dress accordingly for the weather. Closed toed hiking shoes are encouraged. Please be advised,the trail is not stroller friendly. There are stairs and some uneven footing on parts of this trail. Online registration for this free event is required; register at: explorenature.regfox.com/magicforestpumpkinwalk. For more information, call 513-761-4313 or email [email protected].
Halloween Treat Street
Oct. 23 from 6-8 pm at Deerfield Towne Center
Deerfield Township and the Deerfield Towne Center have cooked up a spell-binding evening of fun for the whole family! 2020 details TBA, check the event page for more details!
Fall Fest Weekend at Washington Park
Oct. 24-25 from 12-6 pm
Head to Washington Park for a weekend of fall family fun. FREE.
Still need a Halloween costume? Check out Once Upon a Child – they have Everything Halloween, at Cincinnati Parent-approved prices!
Did an event in your community not make the list? Email [email protected] and we’ll get it added ASAP!