10 Haunted Houses and Terrifying Attractions Back for the 2021 Halloween Season in Greater Cincinnati

While several of the area's haunted attractions took 2020 off due to the pandemic, spooky season is back in full swing this…

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All Hallows Eve Terror Town
    The former grounds of the Old West Fest have been transformed into a Dodge City ghost town, literally. Well, almost literally. A prop fabrication and haunted attraction team has transformed the space into an immersive 19th-century Terror Town with a museum of the occult, restaurants, saloons, games, a movie theater screening classic horror films and wandering costumed characters. The 30-minute haunted trail — inhabited by the remnants of an evil cult — leaves from a desecrated church. 
    7 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Sept. 3-Nov. 6. $25; $35 for a gold or red bracelet, which offers an "enhanced" horror experience and allows physical contact (for ages 18 and up). 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Williamsburg, allhallowsevellc.com.
    Photo: Facebook.com/AllHallowsEveAttraction
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15 Cincinnati Haunted Houses and Trails of Terror to Scare You Shitless This Season

For some, the best part of fall isn't the changing leaves, pumpkin-spiced drinks or cozy sweaters. For some, the coming of autumn…

By CityBeat Staff

Halloween Haunt
    Fear awaits at Kings Island’s annual Halloween Haunt, named the “Best Theme Park Halloween Event” in the country by readers of USA Today. There are seven outdoor scare zones (Coney Maul, Dance of the Macabre, International Street Fear, Rivertown Reaping, Shipwrecked, Zombie Mall and Pumpkin Eater), spine-tingling live shows and freaky haunted mazes. The attention to detail and craftsmanship throughout KI is grisly, awe inspiring and otherworldly, featuring enough thrills to strike fear into even the most hard-hearted of monster movie fanatics with indoor and outdoor themed mazes. Snaked in-between are costumed actors stalking the park grounds, and their only job is to make you scream with fright. You can also experience the park’s everyday thrill rides like The Beast, Mystic Timbers and the Vortex — one of your last times to ride the coaster before it’s gone forever. If you're not vying to get scared, KI offers a "No Boo" necklace for $13, a glowing protective charm that acts as a visual indicator to the park's actors that you don't want to be scared. Before the sun sets (noon-6 p.m.) on Saturdays, visit the family-friendly Great Pumpkin Fest or HalloTween, a slightly less scary Haunt. 
    6 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 26. Tickets start at $33.99. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, visitkingsisland.com.
    Photo Provided By Kings Island
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Can You Make it Through these 12 Greater Cincinnati Haunted Houses and Trails?

For some, the best part of fall isn't the changing leaves, pumpkin-spiced drinks or cozy sweaters, the coming autumn means something more…

By CityBeat Staff

Can You Make it Through these 12 Greater Cincinnati Haunted Houses and Trails?
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What To Do in Cincinnati This Week: Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Cincinnati Moon Festival, Brews on the Block, Newport Oktoberfest, Champ Kind from 'Anchorman,' Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week and more

By CityBeat Staff

    COMEDY: David Koechner
    You know David Koechner from, well, tons of things. He’s most recognized as Todd Packer, Michael Scott’s best friend on The Office, and as Champ Kind from The Anchorman films. Early in his career, though he had steady work, he sought a bit of work stability. “I didn’t ever want to be without a job, so I called my agent and asked, ‘Can you put me on the road?’ ” he says. A week later, she had 11 gigs lined up for him. “They were three months out, so I just worked up an act in town, put a bunch of character pieces together and went out on the road.” These days his set is more family-driven. “I’m married with five kids,” he says. “I call my show Symphony of Chaos, because that’s what my life is.” 
    7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday; 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday. $20-$50. Funny Bone Liberty, 7518 Bales St., Liberty Township, liberty.funnybone.com .
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