What to do this weekend.

USS Nightmare Haunted House Steamboat

Every weekend through Halloween, opening at 7 p.m. on the river by Newport on the Levee

The haunted USS Nightmare steamboat returns on the river for its 22 year. Join the terrifying 40-minute “Death Drudge” with 40 different horror scenes complete with zombies, rats and all things from your nightmares. General admission tickets cost $16.

More Info: http://www.ussnightmare.com


St. Rita Haunted House

Oct. 3 – 31 at St. Rita’s School for the Deaf

The annual Halloween tradition celebrates its 38 year with 16 scary rooms in the unique setting of a former 1900’s boys’ dormitory. Doors at open at 7 p.m., parking is free and admission costs $10.

More Info:http://www.srsdeaf.org



Oct. 26 – 27 at Cincinnati Zoo

Kids age 12 and under can trick-or-treat their way around the zoo. Along the way they’ll encounter all the zoo animals taking part in Pumpkin Pandemonium, the animals version of trick or treating. Other activities include a pumpkin patch, train ride, Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion and much more. Event is free with zoo admission, noon to 5 p.m.

More Info: http://www.cincinnatizoo.org


Kings Island’s Halloween Haunt

Oct. 25 and 26 at Kings Island, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The yearly haunt returns transforming Kings Island into a horror-filled nightmare. From mazes filled with frightening creatures, to exciting thrill rides, everything will terrify! Prices range day to day.

More Info: www.visitkingsisland.com/haunt


Cincinnati Shakespeare Company: The Crucible

Oct. 25, 26 and 27 at Xavier University’s Gallagher Student Center Theater

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, in a co-production with Xavier University’s Department of Music & Theatre. The Crucible takes place in the late 1600’s in the small town of Salem. It tells the dramatic story of a group of young girls who accuse others in the town of witchcraft. The accusations are met with hysteria and intolerance. Tickets prices and times vary day to day.

More Info: http://www.cincyshakes.com