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Halloween Fun in and Around Dayton

halloweendaytonAre you unsure of what to do this year for Halloween? Look no further!

Aside from the typical “Beggars Night” trick or treat, there are also family friendly fall festivals, pumpkin patch extravaganza’s, indoor and outdoor family fun events and even some events fun for your older children. Do you have older children who prefer to be really frightened? Check out this site. All events below are perfect for all ages!

**September 22 – October 28**
Halloween Haunt
Kings Island (map)
Fridays 6pm-1am
Saturdays 11am-1am
Sundays 11am-7pm
$31.99 and up

Spend the day at King’s Island, then end it enjoying the haunted rides, events and thrills! Note: There are various levels of “Halloween Intensity” to experience here. Some are family-friendly, and some might be a little too scary for little ones. Check out their website to see what works for you!

More Information: Halloween Haunt

**September 22 – October 28**
Brimstone Kingdom Haunted Hayrides
Brimstone Haunt (map)
Fridays & Saturdays 7pm-12am
$13 per person

Enjoy a family-friendly haunted hayride with low-medium intensity.

DMB Tip: They also have an attraction called “The Forgotten Forest” which is a much scarier experience, so if you have little ones just be sure to only get tickets for the hayride!

More Information: Springboro Haunted Hayride

**Septemper 23 – October 31**
Jack-O-Lantern Junction
EnterTRAINment Junction (map)

$16.95 per person (kids 3 & under free)

Halloween themes throughout the museum, an indoor pumpkin patch, trick or treat, straw maze, coloring and crafts.

More Information: EnterTRAINment Junction

**September 23 – October 29**
Windmill Farm Market – Spooktacular Hayride
Windmill Farm (map)
Saturdays & Sundays 11am-5pm

Learn about pumpkin farming, animals on the farm, and more as you ride.

More Information: Windmill Farm

**September 29th – October 28**
Haunted Wagon Rides
Young’s Jersey Dairy (map)
Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm – 10:00pm
$11 for adults & children ages 5+
$5 for ages four and under

Take a spooky haunted wagon ride designed for families with children. Listen to some scary stories, then load up onto the wagon for a ride through the dark “haunted” cornfield.

DMB Tip: Goblins & ghouls are waiting in the cornfield for fun thrills & chills, but they will not touch or grab anyone. Despite this, it might be a little frightening for really young children. 

More Information: Young’s Jersey Dairy

**September 30 – October 28**
Lantern Light Wagon & Corn Maze
Bonnybrook Farm (map)
Saturdays 7:30pm-10:30pm
Lantern Light Wagon Ride $14
CrAzEd CoRn MAzE $8
Combo Ticket ( Wagon Ride & Maze ) $21
5 & younger Free for All Events

Take a family-friendly wagon right lit by lantern light and encounter ghostly travelers along the way with a story to tell. Then, use a flashlight to make your way through the Crazed Corn Maze! Also available to enjoy: made from scratch farm dinners, hot chocolate, apple cider, and more! Be sure to visit the country store for even more yummy treats too!

More Information: Bonnybrook Farm

**October 7**
Fall Festival
Riverfront Park (map)
Free Admission (Concessions and arts & crafts available for purchase) 

Miamisburg Parks & Recreation is hosting a fun family Fall Festival complete with kids’ games, hayrides, music, a petting zoo, and more! Come in costume & enjoy a great time!

More Information: Fall Festival

**October 8**
Children’s Concert
Benham’s Grove (map)
Free Event (Concessions and arts & crafts available for purchase) 

The Centerville Community Band is set to take the stage to perform songs that kids are sure to enjoy! Children and adults are welcome to come in costume & partake in pre-show activities including face painting beginning at 2:30pm. The concert begins at 3pm.

More Information: Centerville Community Band

**October 13-15**
Halloween Camp at YMCA Camp

YMCA Camp Kern (map)
October 13 at 1pm – October 15 at 4pm
Main Camp: $150 per Child
Ranch Camp: $160/Child
Main Camp Ages: 7-15 // Ranch Camp Ages: 10-16

A great way to get in a taste of beloved summer camp during the fall! Enjoy Halloween activities all weekend long along with summer favorites like archery, rock climbing, & arts & crafts.

More information: YMCA of Greater Dayton

**October 13**
Run Around Fun Town Halloween Party
Run Around Fun Town XL (map)
$10 for Children 3+
$5 for Children 2 and under
$1 per adult

Family friendly, nut-free Halloween celebration with crafts, cookie decorating, hot dogs, tattoos, glow necklaces & apple cider included with admission. Candy will also be handed out. It is a private event and tickets must be purchased in advance. The bounce house area lighting will be dimmed with some strobe lighting, but the fun town area will be spook-free. They ask for NO costumes to be worn for safety concerns.

More information: Run Around Fun Town XL

**October 14**
The Great Pumpkin Chase
Adventures on the Great Miami (map)

Float on down the Great Miami River while trying to grab as many pumpkins out of the water as you can! Prizes will be awarded! 

More information: Adventures on the Great Miami

Halloween Howl
Kettering Rec Center (map)
$5 per family

Games, crafts and optional costumes for preschoolers & their families.

More Information: Halloween Howl

The Great Pumpkin Fest
Keehner Park (map)

Family-friendly event complete with a costume contest (ages 0-12), wagon rides, petting zoos, not-so-scary haunted trails, crafts, games, & more. A mini version of Touch-a-Truck will also take place including police cruisers, snow plows, street sweepers, and more!

More Information: West Chester

**October 20-22**
Fairborn Halloween Festival
Downtown Fairborn (map)
Friday 4pm-11pm
Saturday 11am-11pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm
Free Admission (Various pricing for rides, food, etc.)

Amusement rides, games, crafts, haunted museum, live entertainment, food, trick-or-treating at the booths, and a zombie walk!Free trick-or-treating on Saturday at 6pm.

More Information: Fairborn Halloween Festival

**October 21**
Pumpkin Decorating Day
Second Street Market (map)
Free Event

Join the community at Second Street Market for a fun day of pumpkin decorating! All ages are welcome.

More information: Pumpkin Decorating

Falloween Fest
Butler County Fairgrounds (map)
Free Admission (Various pricing for rides, food, etc.)

Food, music, vendors handing out treats, balloon artists, temporary tattoo artists, face painting, and even a Minion on hand for photo ops! A raffle drawing will also take place to benefit Feeding America. Bring a non-perishable item to receive 1 free raffle ticket. Everyone is welcome to wear a costume too!
More Information: Falloween Fest

Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Learning Tree Farm (map)

Free Event

Wear your costumes (that are appropriate for a farm setting) and enjoy some games, singing, & storytelling. Children will then participate in a child-friendly scavenger hunt – once your hunt is completed you can visit the resident scarecrow for a trick or a treat!

More information: Learning Tree Farm

Halloween in the Park
Robert E. Gooding Additiong (map)
Free Event

Walk the “Trail of Tricks and Treats” where local businesses will have activity booths set up, then swing by the pumpkin patch to choose a pumpkin to decorate at the decorating station. Lots of games & crafts will be going on along with a costume contest for various age groups.
More Information: Bellbrook Sugarcreek Park District

Centerville Church of Christ (map)
Free event

Inflatables, hot dog dinner, costume contest, trunk-or-treat, and an outdoor movie showing of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! once night falls! It’s sure to be a fun night!

More information: Centerville Church of Christ

Jack-o-Lantern Glow
Pondview Park (map)


Jack-o-Lanterns will light the way of the paths around the park & the meadow will feature a scarecrow display. Bring a flashlight and wear your costumes!
More Information: Pondview Park

The Great Pumpkin Glow
Adventures on the Great Miami (map)
Glow starts at 8:20pm
$7 per pumpkin

Choose a pumpkin from 17 acres of land, carve it with carving tools provided, enjoy some food and a bonfire, then watch your pumpkin light up the night! Pumpkin carving will be occurring all day long!
More information: Adventures on the Great Miami

**October 22**
Arrowbrook Baptist Church (map)
Free Event

Join Arrowbrook for free food, games, Trunk-or-Treat, candy, and more!

More information: Arrobrook Baptist

**October 23**
Pumpkins in the Park

Austin Landing (map)
Free Event

Head on over to Austin Landing for their first ever Pumpkins in the Park put on by Kettering Physicians Network! Watch internationally recognized carvers create masterpieces – even five 500lb pumpkins will be carved live in the park! Face painting, glitter tattoos, photo booth, bounce houses, and more. Free mini pumpkins will be handed out as well! (Rain date: October 24)

More information: Pumpkins in the Park

**October 26**
Scene 75 Halloscene 

Scene 75 (map)
Free event (separate charges for game-play, food, & rides)

This is Scene 75’s big indoor no-scare trick or treat event! Arrive in costume and make your way around this fun and kid-friendly Halloween event!

More information: Scene 75

**October 27**
The Mall at Fairfield Commons (map)
Free Event

A fun alternative to traditional outdoor Halloween activities! Trick-or-treat at various participating stores, participate in a costume contest, decorate cookies, & so much more! Kids also receive a trick-or-treat bag, while supplies last.

DMB Tip: This is a wildly-popular event, so arrive early and expect to wait in some lines. Parents – you should dress up too! There’s a family costume contest!

More information: Mall at Fairfield Commons KidX Club

Spooky Afternoon & Evening in the Garden
Wegerzyn Garden MetroPark (map)
Free Event

Put on your favorite costume and join in the fun with free games, crafts & refreshments for children of all ages!

More information: Wegerzyn Gardens

Spooky Science
Challenger Learning Center-Dayton (map)
$5 for Adults & $3 for Children

Enjoy some spooky experiments and visit the haunted spacecraft.

More information: Spooky Science

Greenmont-Oak Park Community Church United Church of Christ (map)
Free Event (food & pumpkins available for purchase)

Come out and enjoy some Trunk-or-Treating, purchase a last-minute pumpkin, and enjoy some food from Kleinfelder Hots and Brats! Please be sure to park at Ascension church nearby.

More information: Trunk-or-Treat 

Goldfish Swim School Trunk-or-Treat
Goldfish Swim School (map)

Free event

Throw on your costumes and join Goldfish Swim School for their Second Annual Trunk-or-Treat where the kids can participate in a costume contest & win fun prizes! The first 500 kids will receive a treat bag. If you sign up to pass out candy from your trunk, you will be entered to win a party prize pack valued at $450!

More information: Goldfish Swim School

Dressed to the K-Nines
Oak Grove Park (map)

$5 per contest entry (Free Event to watch)

Watch as some of the city’s best-dressed four-legged friends walk the red carpet to compete for first, second, and third place winners! Owner & pet duo costumes are highly encouraged! This event is great for the whole family & a blast to watch! There’s a limit of 50 entries, so register soon. Hot dogs will be available to purchase from Dogs for Dogs. 

More information: CWPD

**October 28**
Troy Hometown Halloween
Downtown Troy (map)

Children’s Halloween Parade, costume contest and downtown merchant Trick or Treat
More Information: Hometown Halloween

Family Day: Spooktacular Aerospace Fun
National Museum of the US Air Force (map)
Free Event

Learn more about aerospace through Halloween-themed activities – come dressed in your costume too!

More information: US Air Force Museum

Aqua-Tots (Springboro) Trunk-or-Treat
Aquatots (map)
Free event

Come in costume and trick or treat! The parking lot will be filled with community members and local vendors handing out candy and other goodies. Bounce houses, face painting, games, crafts, henna tattoos, caricatures, free food and drinks, free family swim, raffles, and MORE!

More information: Aqua-Tots

**October 29**
Halloween Animal Myths & Facts
Glen Helen Nature Preserve (map)
Free Event

Learn myths & facts about warm & cold-blooded creatures. Halloween candy & hot apple cider will be served trailside.

More information: Glen Helen Institute

Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene (map)
Free Event

Trunk or Treat, hayrides, bonfire and bouncy houses. Come in costume and enjoy fun for the whole family!
More Information: Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene

Far Hills Community Church Trunk-or-Treat
Far Hills Church (map)
Free Event

Cars will line the parking lot with decorated trucks for costumed kiddos to gather their treats! There will be games, activities, & some refreshments too.

More information: Far Hills Church

Community Fall Fest
Real Life Church (map)

Free event

Dress up in your favorite costume and experience inflatables, candy, prizes, games, popcorn & more!

More information: Real Life Church

**October 30-31**
Pumpkin Glow on Stoddard Avenue
Stoddard Avenue (map)
Free Event

Visit the “most extreme jack-o-lantern display” in town with over 700 intricately carved pumpkins lighting up the hill behind the Green Orthodox Church. A fun event for the whole family!

More information: Stoddard Avenue Pumpkin Glow

Beggars Night

“Beggars Night”, for those who haven’t heard the term, is simply referring to local trick or treat. Although neighborhood trick or treat may vary, please consult the following list for the official community beggars’ nights! 


Beavercreek; Bellbrook; Bethel; Brookville; Centerville; Clearcreek Township; Dayton; Eaton; Englewood; Fairborn; Greenville; Germantown; Huber Heights; Kettering; Lebanon; Miamisburg; Miami Township; Middletown; Morraine; Oakwood; Piqua; Riverside; Springboro; Sugarcreek Township; Tipp City; Trotwood; Troy; Urbana; Vandalia; Washington Township; Waynesville; West Carrollton; Wilmington; Xenia; Yellow Springs


Looking for some pumpkin patches to up your Halloween experience? Check out our DMB Pumpkin Patch Guide!

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