Autumn is in full swing this month and it is gourd-geous out there. As the leaves fall and the temperatures drop to a perfect 65 degrees, there is no better time of the year to get out of the house than now! October has a great line up of entertainment, festivals, and Halloween events happening all across the region. So rock your favorite jean jacket or hoodie, grab the family and your friends and head out to one of these many exciting events happening all month long!

Fall Festivals in the NKY and Cincy Region

Image is of a tiny cabin made from pumpkins with a straw roof and a sign that say's "Neltner's Farm".

Neltner's Farm 2023 Fall Festival

Head over to Neltner’s Farm for their annual festival featuring corn maze, hayrides, food, pick-your-own pumpkin patch and more! They are open Saturdays and Sundays, September 30 – October 29 from 10am to 6pm.

Image is of children sling shotting small pumpkins.

Country Pumpkins Fall Festival

Have you ever wanted to chuck a pumpkin? Here’s your opportunity. Head over to the Country Pumpkins Fall Festival for a great day of pumpkin chucking, corn maze, a petting zoo, hayrides and more beginning September 11 – October 30.


Fall Fest & Taste of Bellevue 2023

Bellevue hosts their annual Fall Fest & Taste of Bellevue on October 6. Fairfield Ave closes to through traffic and hosts vendors, music, a faux pumpkin patch, and police hayrides!

Halloween Events

Sandyland Haunted Hayride

Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride & Barn

Voted one of the best hayrides in the region, head to Petersburg, KY for your annual Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride and tour. Be sure to check out the haunted barn… if you dare. Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride & Barn is open to the public September 15 – October 28.

Image is of the USS Nightmare from the side with a big sign that say's "USS Nightmare".

USS Nightmare

This isn’t your average haunted house. Step aboard the “Death Dredge” as you explore two decks of terror. As they say on their website, not everyone makes it to the end. Will you? The USS Nightmare is open September 15 – October 31. Tickets are on sale now!

Image is of 3 women wearing costumes with a caldron in front of them that say's Boos & Brews on the Levee.

Boos & Brews on the Levee

Newport on the Levee welcomes you and your family for their Boos & Brews event on October 28. Kids enjoy the Trick or Treating event and adults are encouraged to wear a favorite costume and enjoy a “BOOzy” night out.

October Fun Inside

Image is of a female comedian performing on stage with guests in the audience.

Comedy @ Commonwealth

Commonwealth Sanctuary is Dayton, KY’s newest comedy club! Their stellar, comedian lineup for the month of October includes Liam Nelson, Matty Ryan, Lee Kimbrell, Women of Cincy and more! Grab your friends and loved ones for a night of great food and entertainment.

Image is of Henry Potter with the saying "Henry Potter & the Vanishing".

Murder Mystery Cruise - "Henry Potter and the Vanishing"

Join BB Riverboats on October 28 for a fun evening out where you will enjoy great food, drinks and play detective on the Murder Mystery Cruise, Henry Potter and the Vanishing. Presented by Murder and Merriment Theatre Company, help Henry Potter solve a mystery and potential murder at this fun murder mystery dinner.

photo of cincinnati cyclones hockey goalie at heritage bank arena

Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Wheeling Nailers

Hockey is back! The Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) take on the Wheeling Nailers in their home opener on October 21. Don’t miss this non-stop action and affordable fun for the whole family.

For more exciting events happening all over the region, be sure to check out our events calendar which is updated daily.