2021 Trick-or-Treat Times in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Halloween is Sunday, which means trick-or-treating is fast approaching for Greater Cincinnati's little goblins and ghouls.

click to enlarge The CDC says it's OK for kids to go outdoor trick-or-treating. - Photo: Charles Parker
Photo: Charles Parker
The CDC says it's OK for kids to go outdoor trick-or-treating.

Halloween is Sunday, which means trick-or-treating is fast approaching for Greater Cincinnati's little goblins and ghouls. 

When asked about the door-to-door candy custom, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rochelle Walensky, told FOX News's Chris Wallace recently, “I would say put on those costumes, stay outside and enjoy your trick-or-treating.”

The City of Covington released some additional COVID safety guidance, since children under 12 are still unable to get vaccinated.

"As far as decreasing the risk of spreading the respiratory illness, trick or treaters are urged to maintain social distancing (don’t crowd those not in your group) and to limit their group size. Likewise, people passing out candy should avoid handing candy directly to kids and avoid placing bowls and boxes filled with candy for kids to root through," reads a release from the city. "Instead, they should place individually wrapped candy outside on a table or platform on the porch or in the driveway. (Some homeowners last year devised “candy delivery systems” that included PVC pipe, for example.)" 

Here are the trick-or-treat times for areas around the city proper:

  • City of Cincinnati — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31
  • City of Covington — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31
  • Boone County — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31
  • Campbell County — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31 (except Highland Heights, 6-7:30 p.m., and 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Southgate)
  • Kenton County — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Anderson Township — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Blue Ash — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Cheviot — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Colerain Township — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Columbia Township — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Deer Park — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Delhi Township — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Deerfield Township —  6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Evendale — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Fairfax — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Fairfield — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Green Township — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Hamilton — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Hamilton County — Neighborhoods are 6-8 p.m Oct. 31 except Lincoln Heights is hosting a special truck-or-treat event at Serenity Park from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 31. 
  • Lebanon — 5:30-7:30 Oct. 31
  • Liberty Township — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Loveland — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Madeira — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Madison Township — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Mariemont — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Mason —  6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Middletown — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Milford — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Monroe — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Montgomery —  6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Newtown — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Oxford — 5:30-7:30 Oct. 31
  • Sycamore Township — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Symmes Township — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Trenton — 5:30-7:30 Oct. 31
  • Union Township — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • West Chester — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31
  • Wyoming — 6-8 p.m Oct. 31

Other important safety tips, provided by the City of Covington, that apply to all trick-or-treaters:

  • Be careful crossing streets.
  • Adults should accompany young children. Older children should travel in groups.
  • Stop only at houses with an outside light on.
  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers.
  • Be wary of masks that obstruct vision. (Use face paint and makeup instead.)
  • Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. 
  • Costumes shouldn’t cause kids to trip. 
  • Drivers need to slow down and be alert.

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