This is When You Can Expect Trick-or-Treaters in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Hand out candy, put it in a bowl on the porch or hide inside between these hours

click to enlarge Costumed kids will be showing up at your house or apartment tonight. Be prepared. Or hide. - Photo: Unsplash
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Costumed kids will be showing up at your house or apartment tonight. Be prepared. Or hide.

Happy Halloween! If you live in an area frequented by costumed children on this holiday, hopefully you bought some candy (or collected pennies or toothbrushes) to hand out or stick in a bowl on your porch while you hide in the dark inside.

The City of Cincinnati has proclaimed the witching hour to be between 6 and 8 p.m. Oct. 31, so expect trick-or-treaters to arrive on your doorstep between those hours. 

According to the city, "The Cincinnati Police Department surveyed more than a dozen jurisdictions adjacent to Hamilton County before recommending a time schedule to the City Manager's Office. The two-hour window for the annual door-to-door tradition is consistent with neighboring communities."

If you live in Northern Kentucky, the hours are the same — 6 to 8 p.m. — in Boone County, Kenton County and Campbell County except for the following two neighborhoods and hours: 6-7:30 p.m. in Highland Heights and 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Southgate.

CPD has also put together a handy list of safety tips for trick-or-treaters:

  • Trick-or-Treaters should always walk in a group.
  • Make sure older children trick-or-treat with friends. 
  • Trick-or-Treating while it is still daylight outside.
  • Remind children to obey all traffic rules.
  • Don’t eat any treats until you get home.
  • Check all candy and food.
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