Are you looking for some family-friendly fun this fall?
The Tricks and Treats Fall Fest event at Kings Island Amusement Park has you covered.
I’m sharing more about what to expect this year and how to make the most out of this unique fall event.
This article is brought to you in partnership with Kings Island. As a Kings Island Ambassador, I love sharing insider tips to help you make the most of your visit to the park.
What to Expect at Trick or Treats Fall Fest This Year
Kings Island’s all-new Tricks And Treats Fall Fest is set to be the area’s favorite event for family-friendly Halloween activities and fall fun.
The fall festival is designed to help make special memories and enjoy the fall season with your loved ones safely.
Guests can expect AMAZING food, activities, entertainment, seasonal merchandise and so much more.
Do You Need a Reservation for Kings Island Tricks and Treats Fall Fest?
Currently, you do NOT need to make a reservation to visit the park.
Do You Have to Wear a Mask at Kings Island?
All guests age 2 and older who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear face coverings while indoors unless actively eating and drinking. Face coverings for guests who are fully vaccinated are recommended but not required.
Face coverings should completely cover the nose and mouth, and not have exhalation valves or vents, which allows virus particles to escape.
Park guests need to self-assess for any potential COVID-19 symptoms. Guests are asked to reschedule their visit for another day if they or anyone in their group has been exposed to or experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days.
Family Activities at Tricks and Treats Fall Fest at Kings Island
Tricks And Treats Fall Fest offers all the playful fun of a traditional fall festival with safety and social distancing measures built-in.
If you have visited Kings Island over the years during the fall you will appreciate how “normal” it feels in light of mask-wearing and social distancing. It was so fun to see all of the little kids dressed up in costumes during my time at the park.
Families will find that there are a lot of additional activities to enjoy beyond the rides. The indoor haunted houses and fright zones are NOT anticipated to be back until Halloween Haunt in 2021.
- Tricks and Treat Costume Contest
- Buccaneers Challenge
- Artisan Pumpkin Patch
- Tricky Corn Maze
- Witch Sisters Trickster Games
- Howlin Hay Maze
- Harvest Tractors
- QR Lost Candy Bag Quest
- Trick or Treat Bean Challenge
You can also decorate your own pumpkin and watch as talented pumpkin artisans decorate incredible masterpieces.
Visit Designated Trick-or-Treating Spots
Kids can receive individually packaged treats in really creative Trick-or-Treat stations that are located throughout the park from 12-7pm.
There is still social distancing in the lines and they appeared to move pretty quickly, especially in the non-kid sections of the park, like Action Zone.
Trick or Treat bags are available at all locations and there are 10 stations for Fall Fest activities. Fall Fest activites are NOT in the waterpark like previous years.
Make sure that you pick up a Tricks and Treats Fall Fest park map or scan the image with your phone near the entrance so that you don’t miss any treat or treat stations.
Wear Your Costume at Tricks and Treats Fall Fest
Kids and adults can enjoy an excuse to dress up in their favorite costumes during their visit to the park.
Costume Guidelines for Tricks and Treats Fall Fest
If you want to wear a costume, make sure that it is family-friendly.
Keep your weapons and gore at home.
Costume masks may only be worn during the Tricks And Treats Costume Contest. Costume masks must be worn in conjunction with a COVID-19 face covering.
Get a Mask Makeover
Don’t have a costume? You can transform your look with a Halloween-themed face mask.
You can purchase a Halloween-themed face mask or get a Monster Makeover with their safe and sanitary process.
Sample Delicious Food and Drinks With a Tricks and Treats Fall Fest Tasting Card
Are you an adventurous eater?
Foodies of all culinary comfort zones will want to check out the Tricks and Treats Fall Fest Tasting Card this year.
When you purchase a Tricks And Treats Fall Fest Tasting Card, you can visit numerous tasting stations offering snack-sized portions of scrumptious sweets and savories—from wild to mild.
You can purchase a Tasting Card online, at the Help Center, or at any of the Tasting Card locations within the park.
Food Tasting Cards come in 3-item and 6-item options.
*The 3-item option is only available when purchased online as part of the Tricks And Treats Bundle.
The food tasting begins at 12 and the Food Tasting Card is only valid on the date of activation.
Menu Items on the Tricks or Treats Fall Fest Tasting Card
There are 12 Tasting Card locations throughout the park.
Tricks and Treats Food Tasting Locations
- Larosa’s Pizzeria
- Sweet Spot
- The French Corner
- Funnel Cakes
- Chicken Shack
- Hanks Mexican Grill
- Coney Bar-B-Que
- Meteor Canteen
- Jukebox Diner
- Rivertown Potato Works
I would highly recommend getting one of the Tasting Card Guides at one of the Tasting locations to help you narrow down your options.
If you are like me, you probably want to know ALL of your options before you redeem a sample from your tasting card. I think it’s so much easier to decide once you know what the two food options look like.
Specialty Brews and Booze Bars
Enjoy tasty craft beer, ciders, and specialty potions you can order without alcohol or “bewitched” with a nip of spirits.
Throughout the park you’ll also find gotta-have-it favorites and lots of goodies with a Halloween twist—all served with the highest safety standards.
*The specialty drinks at the Brews and Booze Bars are not available as a Tricks And Treats Food Tasting selection. Brews and Booze beverages are sold separately.
Specialty Brews and Booze Bars Locations
- Action Zone Bar
- Oktoberfest Bar
- Bier Garten
- Miami River Brewhouse
Watch a Live Show
You can still enjoy live entertainment throughout the park. Its recommended arriving 15-30 minutes early before the showtime. Some venues have limited space and could reach capacity in advance of the start time.
There are social distancing markers on the ground to help guests keep 6ft apart.
There are eight different live shows throughout the park. Check the Kings Island app or Tricks and Treats Fall Fest Guide for times and locations.
- Dj Dr. Scream Dance Party
- Monster Mash-Up with “The Shrieks” Band
- The Fangtastistics
- DJ Phantom Beats
- The “You’re Too Old to Trick or Treat Game Show
- The Witch Sisters Dreadtime Stories
- The Witch Sisters Spellcasting Ceremony
- The Monsters are Coming Charlie Brown
Take a Fall Family Photo
There are plenty of areas throughout the park that are perfect for a family photo or pic with friends.
There are several great photo areas in Planet Snoopy for younger kids. Make sure that you don’t leave the park before taking a group picture somewhere in the park.
Are the Rides at Kings Island Still Open During Tricks and Treats Fall Fest?
Yes! You can still enjoy your favorite rides during your visit at the park.
New Mask Free RelaxZone Locations
If you need to take a break from your mask, besides when you are eating or drinking, you can remove your mask in a designated RelaxZone.
There are three RelaxZone locations in the park.
The Kings Island Theater is the closest RelaxZone located near the entrance of the park.
Another RelaxZone location is next to the Backlot Stunt Coaster.
The RelaxZone in the Planet Snoopy area is located where the petting zoo area formerly was.
What are the Dates for Tricks and Treats Fall Fest at Kings Island?
Fall Fest takes place on Saturdays and Sundays, September 26 – November 1, 2020.
The park opens at 11am on Saturday and Sunday but the closing times vary. You can check the calendar and hours before you go.
Save on Your Visit to Kings Island With a Tricks and Treats Bundle
For the best value, you may want to consider the Tricks and Treats Bundle.
The Bundle includes Admission to Kings Island, parking, and a Tricks And Treats Tasting Card. Enjoy a choice of 3 tastings from the Tricks And Treats menu.
Its also still a great time to consider a Gold Season Pass which has unlimited visits in 2020 and is also good for 2021. The All Season Dining Plan is also a fantastic deal because you can use it for the remainder of 2020 AND 2021 season.
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