Autumn is nigh! Yeah, we know. You've been able to get your pumpkin spice fix from Starbucks since Aug. 24 and it seems like the Halloween-themed decorations hit shopping aisles just after Independence Day, but officially, fall begins Wednesday, Sept. 22, and now it's time to celebrate. Hoodie weather is right around the corner, as are things that go bump in the night.
From haunted houses to hayrides and pumpkin patches, we've compiled a handy list of creepy – and not so creepy – Halloween happenings around town to help you plan your next outing.
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Pumpkin fun on the farm
Through Oct. 31: Apples, Pumpkins and More, noon-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Hidden Valley Orchards, 5474 N. Ohio 48, Lebanon. U-pick apples. Festival weekends feature fall foods, family fun and live entertainment. Oct. 8: Pumpkin Palooza Week; Oct. 14: Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree; Oct. 23-24: Fall Family Fun Fest. 513-932-1869; hiddenvalleyorchards.com.
Through Oct. 31: Barn Market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Greystone Farm, 15412 Wilson Creek Road, Lawrenceburg. Farm stand inside barn with pumpkins, seasonal produce, eggs, honey and more. All meat farm-raised, antibiotic-free and no hormones. 812-926-2132; greystonefamilyfarm.com.
Through Oct. 31: Fall Festival, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Shaw Farms, 1737 Ohio 131, Milford. Tractor or horse-drawn hayrides (weather permitting), 15-acre corn maze, interactive playground, farm animals and special weekend activities. Farm fresh produce through September. Free admission. Activities $3-$7 per person. 513-575-2022; shawfarmmarket.com.
Through Oct. 31: Fall Fun, 10 a.m.-8:45 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, Niederman Family Farm, 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Liberty Township. 4-acre corn maze, hayrides, climbing web and more. Purchase tickets online only, no walk-ins. 513-779-3228; niedermanfamilyfarm.com.
Through Oct. 31: Fall Mums and Crafts, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Wendel Farms, 8134 N. State Line Road, Brookville. Farm open for fall mums and decorations sales. Corn maze, pumpkin patch and petting farm have been discontinued. 812-775-9051; wendelfarms.com.
Through Oct. 31: Farm Market, Schaefer's Farm Market, 5024 Jacksonburg Road, Trenton. Organic 15-acre pumpkin patch and farm market with home-produced jams, jellies, honey, eggs and more. 513-726-5307; schaefersfarmmarket.com.
Through Oct. 31: Fall Pumpkin Fest, noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, McMonigle Farms, 5490 S. Dixie Hwy, Franklin. U-pick pumpkins, hayrides, corn maze, cow train rides, farm animals and seasonal treats. 937-672-8248; fallpumpkinfest.com.
Through Oct. 31: Pumpkin Patch, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, Burwinkel Farms, 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross. 513-738-1145; facebook.com/burwinkelfarms.
Through Oct. 31: Pumpkin Patch, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, Kleather’s Pumpkin Patch, 90 W. Central Ave., Springboro. Harvesting hand-planted pumpkins since 1976. Pumpkins, gourds, apple cider and more. kleathers.com.
Through Oct. 31: Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival, 4-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 2-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Country Pumpkins, 1835 Sherman Mount Zion Road, Dry Ridge. U-pick pumpkin patch, hayrides, chunkin’ pumpkin launcher, turbo slide, barrel train ride, corn boxes, animals, kids’ corn maze, sand tunnels play area and more. Rides only on weekends. 859-905-9656; countrypumpkinsky.com.
Through Oct. 31: Pumpkins, Corn Maze & Hayrides, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Iron’s Fruit Farm, 1640 Stubbs Mill Road, Lebanon. FC Cincinnati-themed corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides and more. During October, hayrides to pumpkin patch run from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 513-932-2853; ironsfruitfarm.com.
Through Oct. 31: U-Pick Apples, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, A&M Farm Orchard, 22141 Ohio 251, Midland. U-pick apples, pumpkins, squash, jams, jellies, apple butter, cider and more. Cash and check only. 513-875-2500; facebook.com/am-farm-orchard.
Through Oct. 31: U-Pick Pumpkins, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, McGlasson Farms, 5832 River Road, (Route 8) Hebron. Pick your own pumpkins. 859-689-5229; mcglassonfarms.com.
Through Oct. 31: U-Pick Pumpkins, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Simmons Farm, 3020 Schaller Road, Bethel. 513-734-3117; simmonsfarms.us/events.
Through Oct. 31: Pick Your Own Pumpkin, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Garver Farm, 6716 Hamilton Lebanon Road, Middletown. Pick your own pumpkins. 513-539-6366. garverfarmmarket.com.
Sept. 17-Oct. 31: Fall Fest, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Kinman Farms, 4175 Burlington Pike, Burlington. Hayride, Great Pumpkin Express rides, 5-acre corn maze, carnival tent, live bands, pony rides, lazer tag and more. Open during week for produce purchases. 859-689-2682; kinmanfarm.com.
Sept. 18-Oct. 30: Fall Family Weekends, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, Brown’s Family Farm Market, 11620 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton. Rides 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, weather permitting. Pumpkin patch, hayrides, corn maze, straw maze, farm animals, picnic area and play areas. 513-738-0404; facebook.com/brownsfarmmarket.
Sept. 18-Oct. 31: Fall on the Farm, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, Blooms and Berries Farm Market, 9669 S. Ohio 48, Loveland. Pumpkin patches, hayrides, a pumpkin bounce pad, 5-acre corn maze, farm animals, play area and more. Tickets must be purchased in advance online. $14.95 Saturday-Sunday, $10.95 Monday-Friday. 513-697-9173; bloomsandberries.com.
Sept. 18-Oct. 31: Waynesville Fall Fest, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, 7392 E. State Route 73, Waynesville. Splash landing expeditions, mini golf, water wars, playsets, walking trails, ghost town village, 5-acre maze, games and more. Special events: Sept. 26: STAR 93.3 DJ live; Oct. 3: Keith Moeller magician; Oct. 16: Richard Lynch Band; Oct. 24: Dan Looper and the Mountain Sound; Oct 30: Halloween party. $10, $8 ages 10-under, free ages 2-under. waynesvillefallfest.com.
Sept. 25-Oct. 24: Fall on the Farm, 11-6 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, Jackson Family Farm, 6780 W. Alexandria Road, Middletown. Pumpkin patch, corn maze, pedal tractors, pumpkin cannon, petting zoo, giant pumpkin jump pad and more. $10. facebook.com/jacksonfamilyfarmmadison.
Sept. 25-Oct. 31: Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, Neltner’s Farm, 6922 Four Mile Road, Melbourne. Pick-your-own pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting zoo, pony rides, live music and more. $5 weekends ages 3-up, free weekdays (some activities not available). 859-496-7535; neltnersfarm.com.
Sept. 25-Oct. 31: Fall Fun at the Farm, Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main St., Newtown. Weekend admission includes hayride to pumpkin patch, puppet shows, giant straw castle, challenge course, vine climb, mini zip lines, barnyard games, live entertainment and more. $12, $8 ages 65-up. 513-561-8634; burgerfarms.com.
Through Nov. 6 Terror Town, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Williamsburg. $25-$35. allhallowsevellc.com.
Sept. 10-Oct. 31: Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 8762 Thomas Road, Middletown. Theme weekends: Sept. 10-11: Opening weekend; Sept. 17-18: Tormented Freak Show; Sept. 24-25: Zombie Circus Apocalypse; Oct. 1-2: Rattle Thy Bones; Oct. 8-9: EDM; Oct. 15-16: Back in Black; Oct. 22-23: Killer Klown Invasion; Oct. 28: College Night; Oct. 29-30: Witches; Oct. 31: Spook-o-Rama. $75 fast pass, $50 general. landofillusion.com.
Sept. 17-Oct. 31: The Dent Schoolhouse, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, 7:30-midnight Friday-Saturday, Dent Schoolhouse, 5963 Harrison Ave., Dent. Tickets sold in time slots. Movie quality sets and Hollywood animations. Friday-Saturday tickets include admission to Queen City Slaughter Yard. $25-$55. frightsite.com.
Sept. 17-Nov. 6: USS Nightmare, 7 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, USS Nightmare, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport. Two decks of pure horror. Captain's Extreme tours on Nov. 5-6. RIP Experience is hands-on immersive experience. $18-$48. ussnightmare.com.
Sept. 17-Oct. 30: Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, 4172 Bellview Road, Petersburg. Hayride $15, Barn $10, $23 Combo.859-322-0516. sandylandacres.com.
Sept. 17-Oct. 31: Nightmare Manor, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 1601 S. University Blvd., suite A, Middletown. Opens at 7 p.m. in October. 513-849-2021; nightmaremanor.net.
Sept. 24-Oct. 30: Halloween Haunt, 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason. Amusement park becomes immersive haunted attraction featuring scare mazes, scare zones, live entertainment and rides. Not recommended for ages under 13. $39.99-up. visitkingsisland.com.
Sept. 24-Oct. 30: Brimstone Haunt, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Brimstone Haunt, 472 Brimstone Road, Wilmington. Four attractions to choose from: Haunted Hayride, Forgotten Forest, Psychosis, Zombie Assault. brimstonehaunt.com.
Oct. 1-30: Mount Healthy Haunted Hall, 8-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, 7700 Seward Ave., Mount Healthy. Features classic favorites like Wolfman, Frankenstein, Dracula and the Bate's Motel. $15 fast pass, $10 general. Bring 2 cans of soup on Sundays for $5 discount. hauntedhallinfo.com.
Family-friendly slight or no frights
Sept. 18-Oct. 31: Jack o' Lantern Junction, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Entertrainment Junction, 7379 Squire Court, West Chester. Indoor, climate-controlled family Halloween celebration. No-scare ghosts, skeletons, cobwebs. Each child receives bag of candy. $9.95-up. 513-898-8000; entertrainmentjunction.com.
Sept. 18, Oct. 1 and Oct. 15: Family Flashlight Scavenger Hunt, Long Branch Farm & Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Goshen. Night hike scavenger hunt. $12, $7 members. cincynature.org.
Sept. 25-Oct. 31: Tricks & Treats, Saturday-Sunday, Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason. Family-friendly. visitkingsisland.com.
Sept. 25-Oct. 31: HalloTween, Saturday-Sunday, Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason. For parents with children too old for some of the Tricks & Treats Fall Fest activities, and too young for Halloween Haunt, this event offers spooky fun haunts without the fear of running into gruesome creatures lurking in the shadows. visitkingsisland.com.
Sept. 25-Oct. 31: Weekday Hayrides, 1:30-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Burger Farm & Garden Center, 7849 Main St., Newtown. Rides run every 30 minutes. Includes giant straw castle, playset area and pumpkin land. $5 per person. 513-561-8634; burgerfarms.com.
Oct. 2-31: Pumpkin Patch Express, 10 a.m., 12:30 and 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, LM&M Railroad, 16 E. South St., Lebanon. 45-minute train ride, visit to Creech's Garden Center, free small pie pumpkin. Total trip time is two hours. $25, $20 ages 2-16 and ages over 62. lebanonrr.com.
Oct. 2: Fall Festival, noon-6 p.m., Laurel Bend, 86 Oldham Drive, Falmouth. Family-friendly event with bouncy slides, vendors, live music and more. Free admission. eventbrite.com.
Oct. 2-30: Saturdays at the BOO!seum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. Features magic shows, socially-distanced costume parade around the fountain at 10:30 a.m. and Monster Mash party at 3 p.m. Costumes encouraged. Included with admission. cincymuseum.org.
Oct. 7-28: Movie Night on the Levee, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Newport on the Levee, One Levee Way, Newport. Oct. 7: Goosebumps. Oct. 14: Scoob. Oct. 21: The Addams Family. Oct. 28: Hocus Pocus. Free. Bring blankets and seating. newportonthelevee.com.
Oct. 7: HOWLoween, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Red Wolf Sanctuary & Raptor Rehab Center, 3027 State Route 262, Rising Sun, Ind. Picnic supper and share snacks with the animals. Walking tours. Costumes encouraged. $10-$20. eventbrite.com.
Oct. 8-10: Operation Pumpkin, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, High St., Hamilton. Vendors, pumpkin weigh-offs, sculpted pumpkins, pet parade, live entertainment, Lil Miss Punkin competition and more. operation-pumpkin.org.
Oct. 8-23: Haunted Village, 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Heritage Village Museum, 11500 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Family-friendly, slight fright event in 19th-century village inside Sharon Woods. $10. 513-563-9484; heritagevillagecincinnati.org.
Oct. 8-24: Shock! The Spine-tingling Tale of Miss Spidra, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Know Theatre, 1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine. World premiere play by Joseph Zettelmaier is comedic drama about schlocky horror. Rated PG-13. $15-$35. knowtheatre.com.
Oct. 9: The Great Pumpkin Fest, 2-6 p.m., Keehner Park, 7211 Barret Road, West Chester. Puppet show, costume contest for ages 0-12 and not-so-scary haunted trail. Free. westchesteroh.org.
Oct. 9: Harvest Moon Festival, 4-8 p.m., Swaim Park, corner of Cooper and Zig Zag roads, Montgomery. Family-friendly event with old-fashioned games and children's crafts. montgomeryohio.gov.
Oct. 15: Magic Forest Halloween, 6-9 p.m., Caldwell Nature Preserve, 430 W. North Bend Road, Carthage. Hikes leave every 5 minutes from 6-8:30 p.m. Walk through a pumpkin-lit trail meeting costumed characters from nature and history. Non-scary, 1-mile hike suited to ages 3-10. $8. Registration required. explorenature.regfox.com/halloweenhikes.
Oct. 16-31: HallZOOeen, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 3400 Vine St., Avondale. Trick or treat stations, Phil Dalton's Theater of Illusions shows at 1 and 3 p.m., Hogwarts Express train ride and Scare-ousel. Included with zoo admission. Rides cost extra. cincinnatizoo.org.
Oct. 16-17: Fall Food Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. Fall-themed food samples, live music, photo booth, scavenger hunt for kids and cocktails for adults. Advance tickets required. $10-$20. findlaymarket.org.
Oct. 16-17: Harvest Festival & Gathering, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village, 3999 Pioneer Village Road, Waynesville. Learn how the pioneers prepare for winter. $5 per person. ccpv.us/harvest-festival.
Oct. 21-Nov. 7: Silent Movies Made Musical: Nosferatu. Streaming. Trent Sims plays Music Hall's Mighty Wurlitzer to accompany the classic silent film based on the novel, "Dracula." Free. https://youtu.be/ifaDVg34o48.
Oct. 23: Queen City Vaudevillians Halloween Show, 7-8:30 p.m., Falcon Theater, 636 Monmouth St., Newport. Family-friendly entertainment. $20-$25. eventbrite.com.
Oct 23-24: Fall Festival, noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Washington Park 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Local vendors selling arts and crafts, baked goods, pet needs and more. Free. washingtonpark.org.
Oct. 24: USS Nightmare Lights On Tour, 4-6 p.m. USS Nightmare, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport. Ages under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. $8-up. ussnightmare.com.
Oct. 24: The Dent Schoolhouse Lights On Tour, 4 p.m., Dent Schoolhouse, 5963 Harrison Ave. $7-$10. frightsite.com.
Oct. 24: Mount Healthy Haunted Hall Lights On Tour, 6;6:45 p.m., 7700 Seward Ave., Mount Healthy. Kids can trick or treat the Haunted Hall with lights on. $5 per child, adults free. hauntedhallinfo.com.
Oct. 29: Halloween Drive-in Movie Night, 6-8 p.m., Wyoming Recreation and Family Aquatic Center, 9940 Springfield Pike, Wyoming. Spooktacular event with the Haunted Mansion. Turf field open for kids to play. Free, donations benefit Crescent Park Universal Play Area campaign. eventbrite.com.
Oct. 29: Nighttime Trail Fest, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center, Milford. Wear costumes for this non-spooky woodland Halloween adventure. Ages 12-under plus caregiver. $8. cincynature.org.
Oct. 30: Gourdy's Pumpkin Run, Bonnybrook Farms, 3779 Ohio 132, Clarksville. Dress up in costume and run this 5K. bonnybrookfarms.com/gourdyspumpkinrun.
Oct. 30: Pioneer Trick or Treat, 3-6 p.m. Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village, 3999 Pioneer Village Road, Waynesville. Cabins of village will be open for trick or treat fun. Free. ccpv.us.
Oct. 30: Merchant Trick or Treat, 2-4 p.m., Downtown Lebanon. Family-friendly trick or treat. mainstreetlebanon.org.
Oct. 31: Trick or Treat at the Market, 4-6 p.m., Findlay Market, 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. Kids can safely trick or treat. findlaymarket.org.
Through Nov. 6: Ultimate Queen City is Haunted, Thursday-Saturday, American Legacy Tours, 1332 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. 2-hour walking tour features terrifying true stories of Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, finishing with visit to historic Emery Theater. $39. americanlegacytours.com.
Through Oct. 30: Newport is Haunted, Friday-Saturday, American Legacy Tours, 18 E. Fifth St., Newport. Walking tour exploring streets of Newport while hearing spooky true tales of murder, suicide and decapitation. $29. americanlegacytours.com.
Oct. 1-30: Covington is Haunted, Friday-Saturday, American Legacy Tours, 129 E. Second St., Covington. Tour begins outside the Gruff. Hear about ghosts that haunt Covington. americanlegacytours.com.
Oct. 21 and Oct. 31: Bobby Mackey's Ghost Hunt, 8:30 p.m.-4 a.m. Bobby Mackey's, 44 Licking Pike, Wilder. Reported to be one of the most haunted locations in America. Ticket includes overnight access, group seances, ghost hunting, refreshments. $129. bobbymackey.com.
Oct. 28-29: Aurora Ghost Walks, 7 p.m., Hillforest Victorian House Museum. 213 Fifth St., Aurora. Tour streets of Aurora after dark with historian Jim Waldon and learn about unseen inhabitants of town. $10. 812-926-1100; hillforest.org.
Oct. 30: Halloween Paranormal Investigation, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Caesar Creek Pioneer Village, 3999 Pioneer Village Road, Waynesville. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $40. ccpv.us.
Monster Mash (adults only)
Sept. 25: Glow in the Dark, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Liberty Exhibition Hall, 3838 Spring Grove Ave., Northside. 6 DJs, live performances, tarot card readings, face/body painting. Costume theme: Glow in the Dark. $10-$40. eventbrite.com.
Oct. 1: Harlee's Haunted Hideout, 9 p.m., Sorg Opera House, 63 S. Main St., Middletown. Harlee Rainz terrorizes the Sorg with a creepy cast of characters. $15. sorgoperahouse.org.
Oct. 1: Fall Festival, 5-9 p.m., Laurel Bend, 86 Oldham Drive, Falmouth. Ages 18-up can enjoy food, drinks, live music and fire pits. Free admission. eventbrite.com.
Oct. 16: Wizard Pub Crawl, 4-10 p.m., participating bars in Over-the-Rhine. Includes signature wand, house-colored wristband for sorting, wizard backdrop for photos, exclusive themed drinks at each location and more. $15-$25. eventbrite.com.
Oct. 20: Full Moon Hocus Pocus Festival and Market, 6-8:30 p.m., Fretboard Brewing Co., 5800 Creek Road, Blue Ash. Includes 1 brew, spooky Halloween music and vendors. $25. eventbrite.com.
Oct. 22: Hallow Eve Brew Bash, 6-10 p.m., Ault Park, 5090 Observatory Circle, Mount Lookout. Ticket includes 10 5 oz. tastings from some of Cincinnati's top microbreweries. Live music, food trucks. Wine, soft drinks and water available for purchase. Costume party. $30-$40. aultparkac.org.
Oct. 22: WizardFest, 8-11 p.m., Legends Bar, 3801 Harrison Ave., Cheviot. Costume contest, trivia, quidditch, scavenger hunt, live DJ, drink specials. $15-$50. wizardfest.com.
Oct. 23, 30: Halloween Bar Crawl, 3-11 p.m., The Banks, Freedom Way, Downtown. Spooky-themed drinks, entertainment, discounts on food and drinks. $15-$40. eventbrite.com.
Oct. 28: Tender Mercies Halloween Bash, 6:30-10 p.m., Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. Celebrity hosts Christian Gill (Food Network) and Bridget (96 Rock Mornings). $150. tendermerciesinc.org.
Oct. 30: Billy Rock Halloween Costume Concert, 8 p.m., Little Miami Brewing Co., Milford. Includes buffet dinner and all drinks. Benefits Dragonfly Foundation. $100 couple, $60 single. cincyticket.com.
Oct. 30: Halloween Dressup & Jam, 8 p.m., Legends, 3801 Harrison Ave., Cheviot. Costume party and show. Ages 18-up. $10. cincyticket.com.
Oct. 30: Vehicle Halloween Show, 7-11:30 p.m., Hoffner Lodge, 4120 Hamilton Ave., Northside. Live music, costume contest, raffles and more. $20 couple, $15 single. eventbrite.com.
Oct. 30: Halloween Bar Crawl, 4 p.m.-midnight, Below Zero Lounge, 1120 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine. $1,000 grand prize costume contest, exclusive drink specials, professional photographer, afterparty. $12.50-$15. eventbrite.com.
Oct. 30: Ghost & Ghouls Mask-erade Party, 8 p.m., The Windamere, 2 S. Main St., Middletown. Halloween party with live music, interactive games, costume contests, spooky snacks, cash bar and more. Ticket includes 1 signature spirited cocktail. $30-$40. eventbrite.com.
Beware of Cujo: Dog days
Oct. 9: Howl-o-Ween Pooch Parade, 9 a.m.-noon, East Main St., Lebanon. Dress up your canine and participate in parade. Prizes for best costumes. $15. eventbrite.com.
Oct. 23: The Howl, noon-3 p.m., Voice of America MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester Township. Canine costume parade, trick or treat trail for you and your dog, obstacle course, vendors and more. $5 per dog. eventbrite.com.
Canceled this year
Fear Factory Haunted House, Romweber Marketplace, Batesville. fearfactorybatesville.com.
Highway 50 Fright Field, Corn Maze and Zombie Paintball, North Bend. highway50frightfield.com.
Zipping From Zombies, Camp Kern, Oregonia. 513-932-3756; campkern.org/ozone-zipline-adventures/overview.html.