Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are home to countless great family farms that make fall a season worth celebrating.
Shaw Farms in Milford hosts an annual fall festival each weekend through the end of October. There's no charge for admission, but you'll want to bring some cash ($6 each) for a chance to test your skills at an 12-acre Corn Maze (see what they did there, those witty farmers.)
Other great spots for pumpkins, cider and hayrides - in not particular order: Blooms and Berries, Loveland; Sunrock Farm, Wilder, Ky.; Burger Farm and Garden Center in Newtown.
Fridays Are Fun In Cincy
It's Friday, and you just got paid. If it's the last Friday of the month, you're a lucky dog who gets to hang on to that cash for a bit longer. Cincinnati is home to lots of Final Friday events that won't cost you a dime.
Among them: Consider checking out the Pendleton Arts Center's many galleries while enjoying a backdrop of music, food and drinks. Take the elevator – it's old, old school – to the eighth floor and work your way down. The next Final Friday is Oct. 27 from 6-10 p.m. It's free. There's standard street parking and valet service for $5.