Halloween is in the air in Butler County.  There are events in all corners of the county, guaranteed to get you and your family in the fall spirit.

Operation PumpkinOperation Pumpkin
WHEN: October 7, 2016 – October 9, 2016 all-day
WHERE: Downtown Hamilton OH, High St Hamilton, OH
COST: Free
Full Schedule: https://butlercountyoh.us/2016/10/operation-pumpkin-2016/
Operation Pumpkin is one of the biggest fall events in Butler County.  This three-day festival includes a pumpkin weighing contest, live music, food, rides for the kids, crafts, hay rides, pie eating contests and all the fall fun.

showimageGreat Pumpkinfest at Keehner Park
WHEN: October 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WHERE: Keehner Park, 7411 Barret Rd West Chester Township, OH 45069
COST: Free
Get your costumes ready! The Great Pumpkin Fest returns to Keehner Park (7211 Barret Rd.) Saturday, Oct. 8 from 2 to 6 p.m. Admission is free to the public and concessions will be available for purchase. This annual fall event promises to put kids and families in the Halloween spirit. The afternoon kicks off with a performance of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Madcap Puppets at the amphitheater.

Following the show, kids ages 12 and under are invited to take the amphitheater stage in The Primrose School of West Chester costume contest beginning at 3:30 p.m. Contestants can register as early as 2 p.m.  Other free activities in the park include a Not-So-Scary Haunted Trail, horse-and-wagon rides, a petting zoo with pony rides, a straw maze, a birds-of-prey demonstration by Hueston Woods State Park, arts and crafts, games and more. The West Chester Historical Society also hosts an open house at the Cabin in the Clearing.

08bf5c63-59cd-47ec-abaf-3dd13150a2adFairfield’s Farm-r-Treat at the Farmers Market
WHEN: October 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
WHERE: Village Green, 301 Wessel Dr Fairfield, OH 45014
COST: Free
Bring the whole family to enjoy a special seasonal twist throughout Village Green Park at the season finale of the Village Green Farmers Market. All your fall favorites for eating and decorating will be available from local farmers, bakers, and crafters. Your kids can wear their costumes to trick or treat throughout the market, play free seasonal games and explore the park with a selfie scavenger hunt, while you check out the added fall craft vendors, food trucks and live entertainment.

Oxford Trick or Treat OPRD Style
WHEN: October 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
WHERE: Uptown Parks, E High St & N Main St Oxford, OH 45056
COST: Free
Our annual celebration will be held in the Uptown Parks, featuring our Pet Costume & Pumpkin Carving Contests and other amazing entertainment. The Lions Club Halloween Parade will follow at 7:00 PM. Meet by the Princess Theatre, 10 N. Beech Street. Parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. Prizes and Gifts!

West Chester Symphony Butler County OhioSpooktacular Music Concert with the West Chester Symphony
WHEN: October 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
WHERE: Muhlhauser Barn, 8558 Beckett Rd West Chester, OH 45069
West Chester Symphony Butler County Ohio Join the WCSO for some spooky Halloween musical favorites at the historic Muhlhauser Barn in the heart of West Chester.  There will also be a costume contest for the kids who attend with prizes for the cutest, scariest, and funniest!  Light refreshments served during the concert. Learn more at http://www.westchestersymphony.org

downloadMiddletown Hocus Pocus Halloween
WHEN: October 29, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Main Street, in between Central Ave & 1st Ave
COST: Free
Enjoy a fun day of family-friendly Halloween activities in downtown Middletown! From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. join us on Main Street, in between Central Ave & 1st Ave, for a super fun outdoor festival. Activities for the day include: Free Screening of Hocus Pocus, Creepy Car Show, Vendor Alley, Trick or Treat at Local Businesses, Craft Activities, Live Music.