Mount St. Joseph University

Fall functions around town

Dateline: student newspaper

File Under: cincinnati, events, fall

Are you excited for the arrival of the fall season? Are you looking for something to do to celebrate this time of year? Check out the following events that are happening around town.

If you are interested in haunted attractions, the Dent Schoolhouse may be for you. This attraction is located in a historic schoolhouse that is rumored to be haunted, and is known as Cincinnati’s scariest haunted house. The Dent Schoolhouse is located at 5963 Harrison Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45248. The haunting takes place Sept.12 through Nov. 2. Dates and times vary. For the full schedule and rates, visit http://www.frightsite.com/.

For a mixture of fun, thrill and athleticism, you should consider the Run Like Hell 5k. This is not your typical 5K since runners dress in costumes and run through a cemetery. After the finish line, runners can enjoy a costume party complete with food, drinks and live music. The race is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at 3614 Woodburn Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45207. For more information or to register, visit: http://cincyrunlikehell.com/. All proceeds from the event go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

If you are interested in fun for the whole family, consider St. Jude’s annual Oktoberfest, running Sept. 27 from 4 p.m. - 1 a.m. and Sept. 28 from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. This festival incorporates activities for the whole family including German bands and dancers, German-American food, beer, games and rides. In conjunction with the festival, the eighth annual Sophie’s Angel 5K Run/Walk, a top ten race in Cincinnati, will occur Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. Both events will be located at 5924 Bridgetown Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45248. 

The fun can continue at Country Pumpkins Fall Festival and Tours. Families can enjoy corn and hay mazes, a petting zoo, hayrides, a pumpkin patch and much more. For a full list of activities, visit: http://www.countrypumpkinsky.com/festival.html. The festival is located at 1835 Sherman Mt. Zion Rd. Dry Ridge, KY 41035, and is open daily from Sept. 12 – Nov. 2. Hours are Monday – Friday 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

For an evening of classic horror double-feature films, visit Washington Park every Friday in October, from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Friday Fright Night is free and open to the public. All films are rated NR or G. For the full list of films and times, as well as additional information, visit: http://washingtonpark.org/event/friday-fright-night-2-2014-10-10/.

For more fall functions, visit: http://cincinnatiusa.com/events/.