Wow, October 1st already! And my mind is swirling with images of pumpkins and hay and corn mazes. While the Greater Cincinnati area has lots of great destinations for Fall fun, I give you four of my family's favorites:
1. Fall-O-Ween Festival at Coney Island
Fall-O-Ween features displays, Halloween crafts, farm animals, and a trick-or-treat trail, as well as all the classic Coney rides. Fall-O-Ween runs weekends now through October 9, from noon to 6 p.m. More information, including online ticket purchasing, can be found at Coney Island's website here.
2. Fall on the Farm - Blooms 'N Berries, Loveland, Ohio
Blooms 'N Berries' Fall on the Farm is open weekends now through the end of October. For prices, directions, and hours, please check out their website here.
3. Halloween Nights at Parky's Farm, Winton Woods, Cincinnati
The Magic of Phil Dalton and Rock Star Corey's Kids Rock Show. Halloween Nights is open 6 to 10 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, beginning October 6. Admission is $6 per person (free for kids under 23 months), but you can save a dollar per ticket by purchasing online here. Directions and more information can be found at the Hamilton County Parks website here
4. Hall-Zoo-Ween, Cincinnati Zoo
Phil Dalton's Theatre of Illusions on Satudays and Sundays at 1 and 3 p.m., get your fingers painted or a tattoo at the Beauty Shop of Horrors, watch giant pumpkin carving demonstrations, and visit the Frisch's pumpkin patch. Also back for 2011 is the Search for the Golden Frisch's Big Boy. Find one of the two golden Big Boy statues hidden each day and win your choice of a Frisch's or Zoo prize package valued at $150.
Hall-Zoo-Ween is free with Zoo admission -- $14 for adults, $10 for children, and $8 for parking. Directions and more information can be found at the Zoo's website here.
So, tell me, what are some of your favorite Halloween traditions or outings? Please share in the comments!