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.
When is Tricks And Treats Fall Fest?
Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 25 – Oct. 31, 2021.
*If you visit on Saturday you should be aware that Halloween Haunt activities start at 6 PM.
Make sure that you pick up a brochure at the park entrance that lists all of the locations and activities during the event.
The free Kings Island app is also a great resource with information on show times, attractions, and dining if you want to go paperless.
Do You Need a Reservation for Kings Island Tricks and Treats Fall Fest?
No, reservations are no longer required.
What is the Mask Policy 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 these past few years.
It was so fun to see all of the little kids dressed up in costumes during my time at the park.
Family Activities at Fall Fest
Families will find that there are a lot of additional activities to enjoy beyond the rides.
- Tricks and Treat Costume Contest
- Artisan Pumpkin Patch
- Tricky Corn Maze
- Harvest Tractors
- QR Lost Candy Bag Quest
- Monster Makeovers *additional fee
Halloween Crafts at Fall Fest
- Pumpkin Decorating
- Mask Making
- Halloween Bracelets
- Halloween Coloring
You can also decorate your own pumpkin and watch as talented pumpkin artisans decorate incredible masterpieces.
Visit Designated Trick-or-Treating Spots
There are designated Trick-or-Treating spots in total throughout the park for kids with individually packaged treats.
The lines 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 13 stations for Fall Fest activities. Fall Fest activities 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.
What are the 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.
Get a Monster Makeover
Don’t have a costume? You can transform your look with a Halloween-themed makeover by a Kings Island airbrush artist.
Kings Island offers activities for tweens in the in between stage of being too old for some of the fall fest activities and too young for Haunt.
- Shipwrecked- X marks the spot (Treasure Hunt)
- C.H.A.O.S.- Expedition Orion (Challenging Puzzle and Mazes)
- Madame Fatale’s Museum of Mystery (Solve the Mystery)
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 6-item and 9-item options.
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 9 Tasting Card locations throughout the park.
Tricks and Treats Fall Fest Food Tasting Locations and Tasting Menu Items
(We haven’t tried all of the menu items available but a few of our personal favorites so far in orange.)
- Larosa’s Pizzeria (Fig & Cheese Flatbread or Maple Pepper Bacon Flatbread)
- Sweet Spot (Candy Corn Cupcake, Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice Cupcake, O-H-I-O Pie, Pumpkin Bread Pudding)
- The French Corner (Chuckwagon Chili Bread Bowl, Cinnamon Bread Grilled Cheese, Loaded Baked Potato Soup)
- Wishbone Grill (Chops-on-a-Stick, Greek Chicken Gyro, Mounds-of-Meat-wich, Spicy Honey Sausage Skewer)
- Hanks Mexican Grill (Empanada Pot Pie or The P.B & C.)
- Coney Bar-B-Que (Autumn Mac n’ Cheese, Short Rib Stroganoff, Burnt Ends & Tot Hash)
- Jukebox Diner ( Flamin’ Hot Fried Cheese or Monte Cristo Hot Dog)
- Rivertown Funnel Cakes (Flaky Apple Fritter or Fried Cookie Dough)
- Rivertown Potato Works (Day of the Dead Fries or Pork Belly Poutine)
I would highly recommend scanning the QR code to pull up the Food Tasting Menu 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 food options look like.
There are images of each of the tasting menu items outside each tasting location.
Make it a Date
If you want to mix up your next date, the Tricks and Treats Fall Fest Tastings are a fun way to mix things up and try something new.
We shared many of the tastings so that we could try more of the delicious menu items.
Specialty Brews and Booze Bars
Enjoy tasty craft beer, ciders, and specialty potions (that can be ordered 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 at Tricks and Treats Fall Fest
You can still enjoy live entertainment throughout the park. Its recommended arriving 15-30 minutes early before the showtime.
There are six 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
- The Fangtastistics
- 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.
There are also fun photo ops for older kids too.
Are the Rides at Kings Island Still Open During Tricks and Treats Fall Fest?
Yes! You can still enjoy all of your favorite rides (except for water attractions) during your visit at the park.
Save on Your Visit to Kings Island With a Tricks and Treats Bundle
This is a great time to consider a Gold Season Pass which has unlimited visits in 2022 and is also good for the rest of the 2021 season.
“No-Boo” Necklace Option If You Want to Stay for Halloween Haunt
The No-Boo Necklace is for any guest who may be a little hesitant to experience Halloween Haunt.
The monsters may still interact with the wearer of a No-Boo necklace, but won’t attempt to scare them. A No-Boo necklace can be purchased at the park.
*If you have younger children, you may want to leave the park before 6pm on Saturdays when the monsters for Haunt begin to walk throughout the park.
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