TODAY, Oct. 2

Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre presents Steel Magnolias, at Parrish Auditorium, Miami University Hamilton, 1601 University Blvd., 2 p.m. ghctplay.com. 513-737-PLAY

Apple Butter Festival, at Hueston Woods Pioneer Farm, 6924 Brown Road, Oxford. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost at the entrance is $5 per adult of $10 per car. Children 12 and younger are free. Proceeds support the Oxford Museum Association.


Down Home, Downtown, at Miami University Hamilton Downtown, 221 High St. 7 p.m. Music by Tony Hale and Blackwater.


Celebrating Self presents The Daughters of Yalta, at Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton. 11:30 a.m. fittoncenter.org

Learn it at Lunch: Insects and Diseases of Trees in Southwest Ohio, on Zoom and in person at the Conservatory Classroom, Miami University Hamilton, 1601 University Blvd. Noon. Register for Zoom at MiamiOH.edu/Regionals/RSVP.


“I Thought I Heard a Cardinal Sing - Ohio’s Appalachian Voices,” at Harry T. Wilks Conference Center, Miami University Hamilton, 1601 University Blvd. 7 p.m.

OCT. 7

Southern Ohio Legends & Lore present An Evening with James A. Willis, at Dave Finkelman Auditorium, Miami University Middletown, 4200 N. University Blvd. 6 p.m.

OCT. 7-9

11th Annual Operation Pumpkin & Art Festival, in downtown Hamilton. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 7-8, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9. operation-pumpkin.org

Pumpkin Fall Crawl, offered along Main Street in Hamilton. Businesses and the street will feature fall decorations and restaurants will serve Pumpkin Crawl food specials and drink specials. There will be treats for children and adults along the way.

OCT. 8

Nature Program: Autumn Night Skies at Harbin Park, 1300 Hunter Road, Fairfield. 7 p.m. Free and open to all ages. Pre-registration recommended by calling 513-867-5348.

The Great Pumpkin Fest, at Keehner Park, 7211 Barret Road, West Chester Twp. 2 to 6 p.m. Free. WestChesterOH.org

Warren County Park District 2022 Fall Concert Series, at Landen-Deerfield Park, outdoor amphitheater, 2258 U.S. 22/3. Maineville. Community activities 4:30 to 7 p.m. Live music from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

OCT. 11

Mason Historical Society 2022 Cemetery Walk “Talking Tombstones,” at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mason. 6:30 p.m. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring flashlight to light the passageway. 513-398-6750 or go to www.masonhistoricalsociety.org

OCT. 14

The Belairs, at Sorg Opera House, 63 S. Main St., Middletown. 8 p.m. sorgoperahouse.org

OCT. 14-15, and OCT. 21-22

Middletown Lyric Theatre presents “Church & State,” at 1530 Central Ave., Middletown. middletownlyric.org or call 513-425-7140

OCT. 14-16

Charm at the Farm, at 4953 Bunnell Hill Road, Lebanon. An open-air vintage market with over 100 local and regional artisans and shops.charmatthefarm.com

OCT. 15

Middletown Trunk or Treat & Car Show, at Towne Mall Galleria, 3461 Towne Blvd., Middletown. Free cruise-in night with costume party at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Little Miracles of Hope.

Middletown Movies in the Park, Towne Mall, Middletown. Family activities start at 7 p.m., movie at 9 p.m. Showing “Ghostbusters II Afterlife.”

OCT. 15-16

Weber Pumpkin Festival, at 6085 Kilby Road, Harrison. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 15 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16.

OCT. 16

Middletown’s 6th Hocus Pocus Halloween, in the downtown area on Main Street, between Central and First Avenue. 2 to 7 p.m. Free and for families. There will be a Howl-O-Ween dog costume contest and parade, car show, Sorg tours and kids games.

OCT. 20

Halloween on the Green, at Village Green Park, Fairfield. 6 to 8 p.m. A trick-or-treat event for children age 10 and younger. Children should wear costumes and bring their own bag to collect goodies.

OCT. 21

Witches’ Night Out, at Basil 1791, 241 High St., Hamilton. 7 p.m. An annual fundraiser for The Caring Closet. The event requires pre-purchased tickets. Those who attend wear witches costumes and must be 21 and older.

Fitton Family Fridays presents Madcap Puppets in Sleepy Hollow, at Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton. 7:30 p.m. fittoncenter.org

OCT. 21-23

INNOVAtheatre presents Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, at Sorg Opera House, 63 S. Main St., Middletown. sorgoperahouse.org

OCT. 22

Dayton Lane Ghost Walk, in the historic Dayton Lane in Hamilton. Tours will take place every 30 minutes from 7 to 9 p.m. Funds will support the Dayton Lane Historic District. Tickets are $25.

Fitton Showstoppers presents Bravissino Broadway, at Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton. 7:30 p.m. fittoncenter.org

OCT. 28

The Ghost of Windsor Manor Murder Mystery, at Hueston Woods Lodge and Conference Center, 5201 Lodge Road, College Corner. Lodge check-in is at 4 p.m. Event doors and a cash bar open at 6 p.m. with the dinner and murder mystery show at 7 p.m.

Fitton Cinema presents Rocky Horror Picture Show, at Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton. 10 p.m. fittoncenter.org

OCT. 29

Bridgewater Falls Shopping Center Treat Street, at 3385 Princeton Road, Fairfield Twp. 2 to 4 p.m.

Ohio Nook Brew Fest, at Spooky Nook Champion Mill, 611 North B St., Hamilton. Tastings from brewing companies and bars.

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