Fall is just around the corner, and we are most excited for all the festivals! Nothing beats a fall festival, and here in Cincinnati, you can expect more than apple cider and hay mazes (though we adore those just as much as the next guy). As we approach fall in the midst of COVID-19, we’re happy to report that many fall festival favorites are still happening this year — with increased safety protocol.
Today we’re sharing 10 Fall Festivals in Cincinnati to check out this year. Grab your masks and enjoy!
All pumpkin, all weekend long! Operation Pumpkin features artisans, food, zipline, kids zone, entertainment, amusement rides and more, in lovely Downtown Hamilton.
Oct. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 6-10 pm
Heritage Village Museum will transform into a Haunted Village for a family-friendly, slight-fright event. Their 19th century village inside Sharon Woods is the perfect setting for a spooky October evening! Trick-or-treat through the Village meeting ghosts, witches, a fortune teller, and a mad scientist along the way. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the spooky forest. Walk through the haunted cemetery. Get up close and personal with creepy critters from ZooPro Adventures. Encounter the headless horseman as he roams through the Village during the last two weekends. Captain Jack will be commandeering the flatboat. A 19th century mortician will tell tales of the funeral trade. Enjoy face painting, balloon art, games, storytelling, and more!
Sept. 26-Oct. 25
Burger Farm & Garden Center hosts one of the largest fall festivals in Cincinnati, with pumpkins, corn stalks, mums, gourds, apple cider, animated pumpkin land characters, rides, games, food, music, farm animals, crafters and more. “Play All Day” admission is $10/person and children 2 and under are free.
Sept. 19-Oct. 31
Fall On The Farm offers hayrides, cow train rides, two corn mazes, a bounce pad, pumpkin patches, farm animals and much more! Read all about this must-visit fall festival here.
Sept. 28 and 29
Pyramid Hill is home to a beautiful 300+ acre sculpture park and outdoor museum that showcases momentous sculptures created by local and national artists. Each year in late September, Pyramid Hill invites over 70 artists from around the country to showcase their creations during the popular Art Fair showcase event. The Art Fair draws skilled artisans selling hundreds of unique handmade creations ranging from metal work to mixed medium paintings. Admission is just $5/car.
Sept. 19-Oct. 31
It’s Halloween fun for the whole family! Jack O’Lantern Junction features a kid friendly maze where they will see friendly ghosts, skeletons and more. Each child will receive a bag of trick-or-treat candy, and, of course, see all-new Halloween mini scenes and a Halloween themed train display. Note: EnterTRAINment Junction will be closed on Wednesdays through November 17th.
It’s your Pinterest vision boards come to life! Charm at the Farm features a carefully curated selection of handmade wares, vintage finds and so much more!
Sept. 25-Oct. 31
Niederman Family Farm’s Fall Festival runs weekends through October 31. This charming Butler County farm offers traditional fall activities, out-of-the-box fun and delicious (apple) treats. Read more about this farm, including their COVID-19 policies, here.
Wagon rides through October with additional fall activities in September & October
Come celebrate fall on 370 acres of beautiful farmland at Bonnybrook Farms in Warren County. Bonnybrook’s covered wagon tours are a must for Cincy kids, and their Fall Farm Days are the epitome of good, old fashioned family fun.
Sept. 19-27 at various outdoor venues
Green Umbrella is proud to present Great Outdoor Weekend, an annual outdoor events sampler in the Southwest Ohio region that is held the last weekend in September. Choose from over 100 free, family friendly events at various outdoor venues!
*Feature image photo credit: Facebook/Gorman Farm