October 2017 Events In/Around Cincinnati, Ohio

Posted October 3, 2017 by shooting in Cincinnati / 20 Comments

I live in the Cincinnati, Ohio area and we have tons of fun events and activities that go on all year round. I’m a big fan of all the things that occur in the fall and for Halloween. Therefore, I thought I’d share some October 2017 events for those who live around me! If you live elsewhere, maybe these ideas will entice you to look up your own state or city and see what is going on!

Adult Fun

Date night, girl’s night out, whatever you want it to be – here are some fun events coming up this month that are more adult than family-friendly! What sounds good? Do you have any adult-only events near you?

Weekend of Fire (fiery food expo) – $14 for both days, $8 for one

Saturday October 7th (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Sunday October 8th (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Jungle Jim’s International Market; Fairfield, Ohio



Campfire Classics (free)

Tuesday October 10 (7.30 – 8.30 p.m.)

Washington Park; Cincinnati, Ohio



Ladies Night at Riverside Antique Mall (free)

Thursday, October 12th 5 to 8 p.m.

Cincinnati Ohio



Murder Mystery Dinner (ticket includes appetizers, dinner, dessert, and crime)

Friday, October 13th (6 to 9 p.m.)

Gangster’s Dueling Piano Bar, Newport KY



Dracula (must buy tickets)

Runs October 13-November 4

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, OTR



Diwali Celebration, music and dinner (must buy tickets)

Saturday October 14th 5.30 to 11 p.m.

Mason Middle School; Mason Ohio



Canvas Painting: Ode to Tim Burton ($25 to register)

Wednesday, October 18th (7 to 9 p.m.)

Colorful Cupboard Arts; Cincinnati Ohio



Live Radio Performance of The Hound of the Baskervilles ($27 – includes appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages)

Friday, October 20th: 7.30 – 9 p.m.

Grove Event Center; Cincinnati, Ohio



Zombie Ball: Dance of the Undead (must buy tickets- $50 couples; $30 single; upgrades available)

Saturday, October 21 7-11 p.m.

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum; Hamilton Ohio



Campfire Classics (free)

Tuesday October 24 (7.30 – 8.30 p.m.)

Washington Park; Cincinnati, Ohio



Best of the North: Enjoy the Best Foods, Drinks, Entertainment, and More ($30 tickets)

Wednesday, October 25th 5.30-8.30 p.m.

Sharonville Convention Center; Cincinnati, Ohio


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Family-Friendly Fun

Now here are some fun events and activities that are suitable for a family – so bring your kids along! Interested in any of these? Does your city have anything like this?

CliftonFest (free)

Friday and Saturday October 6th and 7th

Gaslight Clifton/Cincinnati



Devougrass Music and Arts Festival (free)

Saturday October 7th: Noon to Dusk

Devou Park; Covington, KY



Sunflower Festival ($8, $5 for children and seniors)

Saturday and Sunday October 7th and 8th 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Gorman Heritage Farm; Evendale Ohio



Fall Food Festival (free)

Sunday, October 8th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Findlay Market; Cincinnati, Ohio



My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus Performance ($5, free children)

Sunday October 8th 2-3 p.m.

Clifton Cultural Arts Center; Cincinnati, Ohio



Fall-O-Ween (must buy tickets)

Saturday and Sunday Oct. 7th and 8th, 14th and 15th, and 21st and 22nd

Coney Island- Cincinnati, OHIO


DEALS: Kids Free Weekend, October 7th and 8th ONLY. Buy one general admission ticket ($12) and get a free child admission (10 and under).


HallZOOWeen (must buy tickets)

Saturdays and Sundays in October – noon to 5 p.m.

Cincinnati Zoo- Cincinnati, Ohio



Renaissance Festival (must buy tickets)

Saturdays and Sundays until October 29 (10.30 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Harveysburg, Ohio



Halloween Haunt and Great Pumpkin Fest (for the younger kids) – both go until October 28/29 (must buy tickets or have season pass)

H.H. – Friday and Saturday 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.

GPF – Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

King’s Island – Mason, OHIO



Cinema at Stanbery Park: Beetlejuice (free)

Friday, October 13th at 8 p.m.

Cincinnati Ohio



Cinema in the Cemetery: Hocus Pocus (free)

Friday, October 13th at 8 p.m.

Linden Grove Cemetery; Covington KY



Navy Bean Fall Festival (free)

Friday October 13th (5-9.30 p.m.)

Saturday October 14th (10.30 a.m.-9.30 p.m.)

Rising Sun Riverfront; Rising Sun Indiana



Operation Pumpkin: Pumpkin and Art Festival (free)

October 13-15 (Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Downtown Hamilton, Ohio



City of Erlanger Halloween Carnival (free)

Saturday, October 14th at 5.30 p.m. (screening of Hocus Pocus at 7 p.m.)

Erlanger Train Depot Park; Erlanger KY



Ohio Sauerkraut Festival (free)

Saturday October 14 (9 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

Sunday October 15 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Waynesville, Ohio



Salt Festival ($5; free for ages 5 and under)

Saturday October 14 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Sunday October 15 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Big Bone Lick State Park – Union, KY



Books by the Banks (free)

Saturday, October 28th 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Duke Energy Center, Downtown Cincinnati



Fall Fest Weekend (free)

Saturday and Sunday October 28th and 29th 12-6 p.m.

Washington Park, OTR


20 responses to “October 2017 Events In/Around Cincinnati, Ohio

  1. WOW! You have a ton of fun events around your area! I wish we had that much stuff going on here in MN! Then again, we might and I might just not know about it, I should check into it.

  2. Love that you shared this! What a fun idea for those new to there or visiting for the first time or heck, even for those that have lived there for awhile and have just never gone to some of those events and places. Looks like you guys have a lot to offer. 😉

  3. So many fun things! That sunflower fest sounds awesome. And all the free Halloween movies?! So much fun! I think you could go to something every day in October and not run out of new things. Great list!

  4. Mia

    Wow, so many great events! I wish we had more of those types of local events here. We have a few, but more is always good in my book. 🙂

  5. I’ve probably already mentioned this before, but you are super lucky with all the events that happen near where you live! I wish we had as much, I’d definitely be up for a murder mystery dinner! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Wow, there’s a lot of great things to do in your neck of the woods. As Jasprit said above, the Murder Mystery Dinner sounds fun! 🙂

  7. Lots of cool stuff in your area! I always thought a murder mystery dinner would be a lot of fun .

    And a Zombie Ball? I would so go to that lol. The fiery food expo sounds cool too- I love spicy food, if that’s what it’s about.

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