Ghost walks and more: 8 Butler County events to check out this week

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Here are 10 events to check out the week of Oct. 21-27:

Howl at the Moon

This educational, family-oriented Halloween event will feature an “autumn market,” with local artists, crafters, and vendors, live music by the Jericho Old Time Band, and an interactive “creepy creature” exhibit, featuring snakes, spiders, and rats courtesy of a local naturalist. Check it out at Oxford Community Arts Center, 10 S. College St., Oxford, on Oct. 24 from 5-8 p.m. There’s no admission cost. For more information, call 513-529-3200 or visit www.oxarts.com.

Trunk or Treat

This evening of Halloween fun includes roller skating, hayrides, a costume contest, and over 50 vendors handing out candies and treats. Check it out at Skatetown USA, 8730 N. Pavilion Drive, West Chester, on Oct. 25 from 6-8 p.m. There’s no admission cost. For more information, call 513-874-9855 or visit www.skatetownusa.us.

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Trick or Treat this week in Uptown Oxford.

Trick or Treat this week in Uptown Oxford.
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Trick or Treat this week in Uptown Oxford.

Uptown Trick-Or-Treat

This annual Halloween event will feature traditional favorites such as the pet costume contest and the Lions Club Halloween Parade. Check it out at Oxford Memorial Park, 2 E. High St., Oxford, on Oct. 25 from 5-9 p.m. There is no admission cost. For more information, call 513-867-5835 or visit www.enjoyoxford.org.

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Game Show Nite is a partially scripted game show/comedy show where real contestants from the audience compete for real prizes at the Fairfield Community Arts Center on Oct. 27. 

Game Show Nite is a partially scripted game show/comedy show where real contestants from the audience compete for real prizes at the Fairfield Community Arts Center on Oct. 27. 
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Game Show Nite is a partially scripted game show/comedy show where real contestants from the audience compete for real prizes at the Fairfield Community Arts Center on Oct. 27. 

Game Show Nite

Have you been applying to be on “Jeopardy” since 1988 and never once got a callback? Come to Game Show Nite, a game show/comedy show that combines elements of classic game shows such as trivia, word puzzles, and even wheel-spinning. The show is partially scripted, but the games are real and, most important, the prizes are real. Check it out at the Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, on Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16-$18. For more information, call 513-867-5348 or visit www.fairfield-city.org/tickets.

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The Dayton Lane historic district in Hamilton.

The Dayton Lane historic district in Hamilton.
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The Dayton Lane historic district in Hamilton.

Dayton Lane Ghost Walk Tour

This ghost walk adds a bit of Victorian antiquity. Armed with a lantern, you will stroll through one of Hamilton’s oldest neighborhoods, looking for spirits and accompanied by paranormal investigators, animal communicators, and Victor Paruta, a psychic consultant who runs the Victory of Light Psychic Festival every year. Meet in the Dayton Lane Historic District at 900 Campbell Ave. in Hamilton on Oct. 27 from 6-10 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. For more information, call 513-863-8500 or search for the event on www.eventbrite.com.

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Dress up in your spookiest and mosey on out to a costume ball at the Windamere, which will be decked out for the occasion.

Dress up in your spookiest and mosey on out to a costume ball at the Windamere, which will be decked out for the occasion.
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Dress up in your spookiest and mosey on out to a costume ball at the Windamere, which will be decked out for the occasion.

Ghosts & Ghouls Costume Ball

Dress up in your spookiest and mosey on out to a costume ball at the Windamere, which will be decked out for the occasion. The night will include a costume contest, a cash bar, spooky snacks, and interactive games. Dangerous Jim and the Slims, a high-energy rock band with horns, will provide the live entertainment while you boogie the night away. Each ticket comes with a complimentary cocktail ticket. Check it out at the The Windamere, 2 S. Main St., Middletown, on Oct. 27 from 8 p.m.-midnight. Tickets are $30-$40. For more information, search for the event on Facebook.

Falloween Fest

This daylong festival that celebrates both Halloween and the fall season will include crafters and vendors handing out tricks and treats, a balloon artist, temporary glitter tattoos, face painting, food, music, and a raffle drawing. Wear a costume to take a picture next to your favorite minion. Check it out at the Butler County Fairgrounds, 1715 Fairgrove Ave., Hamilton, on Oct. 27 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 513-892-1423 or search for the event on www.eventbrite.com.

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John McEuen & The String Wizards will perform at the Parrish Auditorium at Miami University Hamilton on Oct. 27. 

John McEuen & The String Wizards will perform at the Parrish Auditorium at Miami University Hamilton on Oct. 27. 
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John McEuen & The String Wizards will perform at the Parrish Auditorium at Miami University Hamilton on Oct. 27. 

John McEuen & The String Wizards

John McEeuen is a legendary folk musician and founder of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. He has released solo albums, composed for music and television, given Steve Martin banjo lessons, and performed with everyone from John Denver to Steve Vai. See him at the Parrish Auditorium at the Miami University Hamilton, 1601 University Blvd., Hamilton, on Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $44-$58. For more information, call 513-529-3200 or visit www.miamioh.edu/boxoffice.

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