Mt. Adams Monk Fountain,  OhioHalloween weekend in Mt. Adams is full of fun.  Expect lots of ghosts and goblins to be on hand!  It all starts on Friday at 7PM with pumpkin carving at Bow Tie Cafe and culminates with a parade followed by trick or treating on Sunday evening.

Here's a run down of the events to plan for...in between searching for just the right costume.  Friday night's activities start out at Bow Tie Cafe, 1101 St. Gregory, for a pumpkin carving contest.  This event, open to all ages will feature pumpkin ale beer, homemade cider and fresh treats available.  At 9PM the Masquerade Ball starts at Longworths, 1108 St. Gregory.

Saturday night is one party after another!  You'll want to go to Pavilion's 9th Annual Masquerade Ball with Cincinnati Sports Leagues, 949 Pavilion, at 7PM.  It's a costume party there as well.  At 8PM, go to the All Hallow's Eve Bash  at Rookwood, 1077 Celestial or the the Blind Lemon, 936 Hatch for live music with Ken Cowden.  Then at 9PM Longworth's will sponsor the Heaven and Hell Ball with prizes for the best humorous or ghoulish costumes. 

Sunday's plans start at 4:30 at Tap & Go, 950 Pavilion.  The parade will start promptly at 5:30PM on Guido Street (at Holy Cross Immaculata Church) and walk to the Monk Fountain at the corner of St. Gregory and Pavilion Streets.  The costume judging in categories by age will then be held. 

After that, Mt. Adams neighbors will be manning tables at "Candy Corners" on streets throughout the area.  Bring your chairs, coolers, snacks and candy to the corner nearest you and share in the fun as children go from place to place with their Trick or Treat bags.  Businesses along the way will also be handing out treats. 

Take a look at the map detailing the candy distribution locations and laugh with me at the great names each one has come up with...something tells me that the organizers of each corner will be dressed in costume as well!  It will certainly be lots more fun than sitting behind your closed door at home!