USS Nightmare with Cincinnati Skyline

The fall colors aren’t the only vibrant thing about October in the Cincy/Northern Kentucky Region! Sports, citywide art installations, fall festivals and haunts reign supreme this month.

photo of cincinnati cyclones hockey goalie at heritage bank arena

Come down along The Banks to take in one last Cincinnati Reds game for the 2022 season October 3rd – 5th! Or welcome back the Cincinnati Cyclones as their first face off for the 2022-2023 season begins Saturday October 29th at Heritage Bank Center.

The Ascent in Covington Ky, lighted up in rainbow colors for the BLINK festival

Are you ready for the nation’s largest light, art, and projection mapping experience? BLINK returns for its third year to Downtown Cincinnati and Covington, Ky. October 13-16th. This can’t miss art festival can be seen and enjoyed on both sides of the Ohio River highlighting our regions vibrant architecture and murals.

A white building with boxes of apples in front at McGlasson Farms in Hebron, Ky.

Looking to get out of the house and enjoy the fall weather with family and friends? Head out to one of our many local farms for their annual Fall Festivals. Take part in pumpkin picking, corn mazes, food, and hayrides. Some of our recommendations include Neltner’s Farm (Melbourne, KY) the Gorman Heritage Farm (Cincinnati, OH) or McGlasson Farms in Hebron, Ky.

Sandyland Haunted Hayride

Speaking of hayrides, do you think you would survive a haunted one? Muhahaha!

Sandyland Acre’s haunted hayride and barn are sure to get your heart pumping.

Consistently voted as one of the best haunts in America, if you haven’t been to the Dent Schoolhouse… go!

USS Nightmare

The USS Nightmare is back and full swing as you set foot on the William S. Mitchell which includes two decks of pure horror, 30 minuets of one of the area’s longest haunts and only a 15% chance you will jump ship.

The rides aren’t the scariest thing there during this time of the year. Kings Island brings the scare factor with their annual Halloween Haunt through October 29th.

Looking for more fun, exciting, and educational opportunities? Be sure to keep checking our meetNKY website calendar of things to do for fall events and take the fun indoors on colder days at our local museums and the Newport Aquarium.