It is time to get the Halloween costumes ready so kids can enjoy the many trick-or-treat and special activities in Cincinnati in 2017. Check out some of the family-friendly events being held in Cincinnati this year.
Hallzooween at the Cincinnati Zoo & Boo-Tanical Garden
Oct. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, & 28-29 @ 12 p.m.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220
Hallzooween will present four weekends of family-friendly entertainment and special animal encounters at the Cincinnati Zoo. Kids should bring their own bag to trick-or-treat around the zoo. The event will be included with regular zoo admission.
Jack O’ Lantern Junction
Sept. 23-Oct. 31
Entertainment Junction, 7279 Squire Ct., West Chester, OH 45069
Enjoy the indoor fun and home of the world’s largest indoor train display, featuring kid-friendly a treat maze for kids, a mini animated display, crafts, and an indoor Pumpkin Patch.
Fall-O-Ween Festival at Coney Island
Oct. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22
Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45228
The popular amusement park will feature family fun for kids, including the whimsical trick-or-treat trail with crazy buildings, hayride, crafts, live entertainment and Coney’s Classic Rides. Additional activities will be available for an added fee. Admission will be $12 for ages 2 and up. Parking will be $5. There will be a special admission deal for the first weekend only, offering one free admission for a child (age 10 and under) with each full price adult admission
The Great Pumpkin Fest at Keehner Park
Oct. 14 @ 2 p.m.
Keehner Park: 7211 Barrett Road, West Chester, OH 45069
The annual Pumpkin Fest will be a day of fun for families, with activities including a costume contest, petting zoo, horse and wagon rides, a non-scary haunted trail, games, crafts, and more. Admission will be free.
Magic Forest Halloween
Oct. 20-21 @ 7 p.m.
Caldwell Nature Center – 430 West North Bend Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45216
Walk through the magical trail guided by pumpkin lights and meet costumed characters from nature. The program is suited for children 3-10 years of age. The cost will be $6 per person, with an administrative fee of $3 per order. Register in advance.
Halloween Hoopla and Pooch Parade
Oct. 22 @ 1 p.m.
Wyoming Civic Center — 1 Worthington Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45215
Join the family-friendly fun at Halloween Hoopla, which will feature dogs and their owners in a costume event. Dogs will compete for prizes for best costume, best dog trick, and best tail wagger. The event will also feature agility demonstrations, pet-themed vendors, raffles, music, crafts, a hay maze, refreshments, and a pumpkin carving contest. You will also be able to pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch for $2. Admission will be free.
Halloween Treat Street
Oct. 27 @ 6 p.m.
Deerfield Towne Center: 5085 Deerfield Blvd., Mason, OH 45040
Halloween Treat Street will be a family-friendly event with activities geared for children 12 and under who dress in costume to go trick-or-treating at the stores. There will also be a petting zoo, Deerfield Fire Rescue, and a Skidaddles Booth with games. Admission will be free.
Fall Festival at Washington Park
Oct. 28-29 @ 12 p.m.
Washington Park — 1230 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
The fall festival in Washington Park is an annual family-friendly event with fun and entertainment for people of all ages. Admission will be free.
Boo Fest at Liberty Center
Oct. 28 @ 12 p.m.
Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Twp., OH 45069
Boo Fest will offer family-fun with activities for kids, including pumpkin painting, music, and more. The Pet Parade will begin at 1 p.m. and will award prizes for categories including most creative, best duo, and best overall costume. Bring youngsters in Halloween costumes to trick-or-treat at Liberty Center, starting at 4 p.m. Admission will be free.
A Very GREEN Halloween
Oct. 29 @ 10 a.m.
Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45202
This will be a family-friendly nature-inspired event for Halloween. Kids can dress up in costume and enjoy crafts and a non-scary venue. Admission $4/Adults, $2/ages 5-7, free/4 and under.