Dates & Information On Activities From Jousting to The Sauerkraut Festival To Halloween & Haunted Houses
In Warren County there are several events taking place. It all starts on Labor Day Weekend and involves a renaissance festival, a Halloween celebration at a popular theme park and many more interesting festivities.
The Ohio Renaissance Festival runs weekends and Labor Day between Sept. 4-Oct. 31. The festival will celebrate its 31st year this fall with attractions, shows and vendors, including the new “Royal Feast” (a five-course dining experience) and a new 13-stop “Ale Trail.” Billed as a “non-stop, day-long adventure,” the festival was recently ranked among the nation’s top Renaissance events by the Travel Channel.
In Waynesville, the 51st annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival (Oct. 9-10) features more than seven tons of sauerkraut creations, live entertainment and hundreds of craft vendors from all across the nation.
Also in Waynesville, the Waynesville Fall Fest will run Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 18-Oct. 31 and offer mini golf, mazes, a petting farm, human foosball and a not-so-spooky walking trail.
Lebanon’s Feast & Fall-y (Sept. 25) and Country AppleFest (Sept. 25-26) will also rank among the region’s most popular food and craft gatherings this autumn.
Halloween-themed attractions ranging from family-friendly to highly intense will also reopen their doors in the coming weeks. Kings Island’s Halloween Haunt (named best theme park Halloween event by USA Today readers in 2018) will welcome guests Friday and Saturday nights Sept. 24-Oct. 30, while Tricks & Treats – the park’s family-focused fall celebration – will run Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 25-Oct 31.
This year also will mark the first fall season for Camp Cedar, Kings Island’s new luxury outdoor resort. The 53-acre facility includes cottages, RV slips, restaurants and activities in a wooded, rustic setting.
Hosted on the grounds of the Ohio Renaissance Festival, Brimstone Haunt will return to action this fall, offering four haunted experiences Fridays and Saturdays from Sept. 24 -Oct. 30.
Regarded as one of the nation’s most-haunted villages, Downtown Waynesville will host guided walking ghost tours select evenings throughout the fall.
Warren County’s numerous farms and orchards including Hidden Valley Orchards and Blooms & Berries will treat guests to fall-themed fun including pumpkin patches, hayrides and fruit picking throughout the season
The LM&M Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch Express is returning this year, offering guests nostalgic train rides through the Warren County countryside on select dates in October. The seasonally inspired rides also will include complimentary pies, hay mazes and on-board entertainment.
Finally, Kings Island’s WinterFest will welcome back guests to enjoy ice skating, light shows, holiday shopping, festive food and more select dates beginning in late November, while Yuletide Village – a unique, old-timey winter celebration which debuted in 2020 – will kick off its second installment at Waynesville’s Renaissance Park in November, as well.