Halloween haunts, fall family festivals

Friday, October 16, 1998

October is a month of pumpkins, haunted houses and festivals. Here is a list of fun things to do now through Halloween.

If your group or community is planning an autumn event that is not included here, e-mail it to Rick Green at rgreenenquirer.com or call 860-5190.

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Acres of Agony: Ohio 125 (Beechmont Ave.), 2.5 miles east of I-275; Wednesdays-Sundays through October, opens 7 p.m. Cost: $10, $5 children 12 and under. Information: 943-1666.

Dr. Fright's House of Horror: Diocesan Catholic Children's Home, Orphanage Road, Ft. Mitchell, Ky.; Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 30, 8 p.m.-midnight, Oct. 31, 1-3 p.m. Cost: $5, $2 on Oct. 31. Information: (606) 333-6799.

Fox 92.5 Forest Fair Mall Haunted House: next to Parisian store; daily through Nov. 1 Cost: $8, $5 children 12 and under, $2 discount with canned item for Shared Harvest Food Bank. Information: 671-6237.

KISS 107.1 Night of Fright: 9849 Escort Drive, Mason. Cost: $8, $5, children 12 and under, $2 discount with canned item for Shared Harvest Food Bank. Information: 573-1539 .

St. Rita - 700 WLW Haunted House: St. Rita School for the Deaf, 1720 Glendale-Milford Road, Evendale; Thursdays & Sundays 7-10 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays 7-11 p.m. through October; children's matinee Oct. 24 & 25, 3-5 p.m. Saturday; music performances 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.; face painting on Sunday. Cost: $5, $1 for matinee. Information: 771-1060.

USS Nightmare II: Covington Landing; Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 7-11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. through Nov. 1; children's matinee Sunday and Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m. Cost: Weds. - Thurs. - Sun. $9; Fri. - Sat. $10, matinee $5. Information: 763-5699.

WEBN Haunted House: 5963 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati; Thursday and Sunday, 8-11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.-midnight through Oct. 31. Cost: Thursday-Sunday, $5; Friday and Saturday $7.

Haunted Trails: Warren County Conservation Association, 1815 South Ohio 123, Lebanon; Friday and Saturday through Oct. 31, dark until 11 p.m. Cost: $6, $4 for children 12 and under. Information: (513) 733-3980, 868-9801 or (513) 932-2931.

Not so Haunted House: The Castle, 113 N. Main St. in Centerville; Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31, 6:30-9 p.m. Not too scary for small children. Cost: $4. Information: (937) 435-1324 or (937) 433-3931.

The Terror Passageway: Pogo's Hidden Fun Center, 985 W. Locust St., Wilmington; Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31, 7:30-11 p.m. Proceeds benefit youth center. Cost: $4. Information: (937) 383-3405.

Haunted Hayride and Dungeon: Poff Farms, 6070 Springboro Road in Lebanon. Pumpkin patch and snack bar. For ages 7 and older. Cost: $7 for hayride, $3 for dungeon. Fridays and Saturdays in October, 8 p.m. to midnight, Sundays, 8-10 p.m. Information: 748-2272.

Haunted Hayride: Chrisholm Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Road, south of Trenton; Oct. 23-24, dusk until 11 p.m. Cost: $3 adults; $1, children 12 and under. Sponsored by Butler County Antique Machinery Club. Information: 779-4799 or 867-1635.

Haunted Woods: Governor Bebb Preserve, Bebb Lane, a left turn off Ohio 126, 9 miles west of Ross; today and Oct. 23-24 from dark until 11 p.m. Sponsored by Morgan Ross Athletic Association and MetroParks of Butler County. Close encounters with spooks, classic horror films, wagon rides and refreshments. Cost: $5; children 5 and under are free. Tickets on sale 6-10 p.m. Information: 867-5835.

Psycho Path Haunted Trail: Caesar's Ford Park Amphitheatre, Stringtown Road 5 miles east of Xenia; Fridays and Saturdays through October from 8 p.m. to midnight, Sundays 8-10 p.m. Children under 10 must be accompanied by adult. Cost: $6. Information: (937) 376-4358.

Haunted Hayrides: Bonnybrook Country Farms, 9400 Clyo Road in Centerville; Fridays and Saturdays through October, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Cost: $6; $3 for children 5 and under. Information: (937) 433-6393. Nightmare Trail: 190 Ogden Road, Wilmington; Fridays and Saturdays through October, dusk until midnight. Cost: $7. Information: (937) 289-2983.

Haunted Hayride: Wilshire Farms, 9141 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason; Friday and Saturday through Oct. 24; Oct. 29 and 30 begin at dusk. Cost: $7, children 6 and under free, group rates $6 per person. Information: 398-0278.

Mount Healthy Haunted Hall: 7700 Seward Ave., Mount Healthy; Friday Saturday and Sunday through October; Friday-Saturday 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Sunday 7:30-9:30 p.m. Cost: $4. Information: 729-1974.

Haunted Village Walk: Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village, Caesar Creek State Park, Waynesville; Friday and Saturday, through Oct. 24, 7-11 p.m. Spooky walk, hayrides, refreshments. Cost: Walk tickets $4 adults, $2 children under 12; Hayride $2. Information: (513) 897-1120.

Hidden Valley Halloween: Hidden Valley Fruit Farm, 5474 Ohio 48, Lebanon; Oct. 24-25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: (513) 932-1869.

Dance Party River Squares: Square Dance Club, Cheviot Field House 3729 Robb Ave., Cheviot; 8 p.m. today; Midnight Square dancing, line dancing, DJ, door prizes. Cost: $10, includes drinks and snacks. Information: 574-5341, 637-5601 or 921-2571.

Haunted Hot Dog Roast: Olde Springboro Village, 110 S. Main St.; 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; rain date Oct. 29. Ghost tours, roast hot dogs and marshmallows by bonfire. Information: (513) 748-0074.

Halloween in Hamilton: Sponsored by Heartland Wrestling Association at National Guard Armory, 300 Symmes Road, Hamilton; Oct. 31. Doors open 7 p.m., bell time 8 p.m. Wrestling, candy for kids, prizes for best costumes. Cost: Adults $9 advance, $10 at door; children 12 and under $5 advance, $6 at door. Information: 887-6565 or 868-1746.

Howl-O-Fest: Paramount's Kings Island; Events run 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends through Oct. 25. Hay bale maze, pumpkin painting, magician. Free with park admission: $32.95, $18.95 seniors and children 3-6. Information: 573-5800.

Pumpkinfest: Scarlet Oaks Retirement Community, 440 Lafayette Ave., Clifton; Oct. 24, 2-4 p.m. Hayrides, pumpkin patch, clowns, magician, face painting. Information: 861-0400.

Pumpkin Festival: Burger Farm, Ohio 32, Newtown; Saturdays and Sundays through October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hayrides, puppet shows, pony rides and face painting. Cost: $1. Information: (513) 561-8634.

Hayrides and fall decorations: Brown's Country Farm Market, 11620 Hamilton-Cleves Road in Hamilton; today through Oct. 31, noon to 6 p.m. Pumpkin and fall displays, hayrides, corn stalk maze and a straw maze and an animal display. Draft horses, cornstalk sculptures, fruits and vegetables. Cost: $3 for the hayrides. Information: 738-0404.

Black Walnut Festival: Lafayette and Bloomfield streets, Camden; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information: (937) 452-1684.

Pumpkin Patch: St. Paul United Methodist Church, Corner E. Galbraith & Miami Road. (Madeira - Kenwood); daily through Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sundays 1-8 p.m. Sale of more than 3,000 pumpkins from Navajo Reservation in New Mexico to benefit tribe and church ministries. Cost: pumpkins range from $1 to $15. Information: 891-8181.

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Hayride: Windmill Farm Market, corner of Ohio 48 and 73 in Springboro. Noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in October. Groups by appointment weekdays. Ride through Spook Hollow to choose a pumpkin and return for cider and popcorn. Cost: $5.95 children (includes pumpkin), $3.95 adults. Information: (937) 885-3965.

Pumpkin Patch Days: Irons Fruit Farm, 1640 Stubbs Mill Road, Lebanon; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in October; groups by appointment weekdays. Bakery, picnic area, farm animals and hayride to pumpkin patch. Farm market open daily. Information: (513) 932-2853.

Punkinville USA: 10630 Marshall Road near Independence, Ky., seven miles south of Interstate 275; 10 a.m. to dusk Monday-Saturday; and 11 a.m. to dusk Sundays. Hayrides on weekends. Pick your own pumpkins and other seasonal produce. Information: (606) 356-2929.

Fall activities: The Black Barn, one mile west of Lebanon on Ohio 63; 6-10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Hayrides, corn maze, pumpkins and other seasonal items for sale. Cost: $2 per person before 6 p.m., $3 per person after 6 p.m. Information: (513) 932-2093.

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