Top 5 Mostly Family-Friendly Halloween Events This Week: Oct 24-30

1. Halloween Nights in Winton Woods
This is a family-style Halloween event—no tricks here! Instead, you’ll see a myriad of light displays, fall-themed décor, and fun activities. The program started Oct 7; your last chance to visit is this Thursday. Thru Oct 30, 6–10 pm (closed Mon and Wed) at Parky’s Farm, Winton Woods, 10073 Daly Rd. Cost is $6 per person (under 23 months free). For tickets call (513) 521-7275 ext. 285

2. “Covington is Haunted” Ghost Tour
There’s something inherently spooky about a big old mansion, and Covington has blocks full of them. American Legacy Tours “Covington is Haunted” tour will start at the Baker-Hunt Art and Cultural Center—most known for its history as a psychic research center—and will continue on a five-block, 2-hour walk through Covington’s historic district. Thru Oct 29, 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm, 620 Greenup St. Cost is $20, $10 for children under 12. 859-951-8560, americanlegacytours.com

3. Oct. 29: Jupiter Nights at the Cincinnati Observatory
Things perk up at the Cincinnati Observatory when the sun goes down. Any time of the year you can see amazing celestial sights, but you have to wait until fall to see our largest planet, Jupiter, and its moons. Late-night fun doesn’t always have to be spooky. Oct 29, 8­­–10 pm.  $6 per person; reservations required by calling 513-321-5186. cincinnatiobservatory.org

4. Parky’s Playbarn Pumpkin Patch Fridays
Whatever your age, it just wouldn’t be fall without at least one visit to the pumpkin patch. Knock yours out this week at Parky’s Playbarn—and squeeze in a wagon ride while you’re at it. Oct 28 at Parky’s Playbarn, Winton Woods, greatparks.org

5. Spooky Crafts at Woodland Mound
If you have a kid aged 3–12, chances are they enjoy a craft or two. Stop in to Woodland Mound to work on some creepy, crawly Halloween-themed projects with your creepy, crawly Halloween-themed children. Oct 30, 2 pm. Cost is $1 per craft. Woodland Mound Seasongood Nature Center, greatparks.org

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