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CINCINNATI -- Looking for something fun to do this Halloween weekend? 9 On Your Side has teamed up with CityBeat to bring you the Top 9 picks!

The spooktacular fun begins with:

1. Costume Contest on Fountain Square

The witching hour is upon us and it’s time to break out your costumes.

But before you get ready for trick-or-treaters, you can strut your stuff at Fountain Square during the Thursday lunch hour.

So dress in your scariest suits or creative costumes as 3CDC gets the Halloween celebrations started.

CityBeat has the details here: http://ow.ly/qm5bP

2. Dracula

Sometimes the classics are still the best.

For some gothic fun to get you in the Halloween spirit, head to the West Side for Cincinnati Landmark Productions’ rendition of Dracula.

The show runs through Nov. 10 in case you missed the famous neck-biter the first time around.

Grab your playbill and head to http://ow.ly/qm5ie for times and ticket prices.

3. Night of the Living Dead: Resurrecting Hip Hop

If music is more speed – and you like local beer – then Over-the-Rhine’s Rhinegeist Brewery is the place to be.

Rhinegeist is hosting hip hop MC Buggs Tha Rocka and performer Talib Kweli for “Night of the Living Dead: Resurrecting Hip Hop.”

The show will also feature performances by Valley High, Macho Means and more.

Get the groovy details at: http://ow.ly/qm5pw

4. Halloween at the Bars

Let’s be honest, when it comes to adult fun on Halloween; the big events will be at the bars.

The Queen City is no exception. There are no end of parties for you to attend ranging from the sexy and cheeky, to the ridiculous (We’re looking at you kids at the “Dizney Booty Dance Party” it features a Hannah Montana twerking contest,”) or classy.

Whatever your devilish desire this Halloween, just look to http://ow.ly/qm5xu for the best costume-filled celebration.

5. Yelp's BOOS & BREWS Halloween Party!

Hah, you thought we were done with Halloween events. Guess again my goblins.

This time we’ve got a free event filled with food, beer and fun; but it does require a little work.

Yelp! is teaming up with the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company and a host of other businesses to put together what could be the Tri-State’s biggest Halloween party.

Here’s the deal though; to get all the free food and fun you have to be a Yelp! member (and 21+) to join in.

Bring your best opinions and get ready to dish on local dining by heading here: http://ow.ly/qm7Hp

6. Mean Streets 5K brings Hollywood action to downtown Cincinnati

Now that you’ve had all those tasty Halloween treats, it’s time to burn off those extra calories.

But don’t worry, we’ve got an event that will help you lose those pounds AND allow you to use your costume one more time.

The Mean Streets 5K combines your usual 5K fun with the excitement of an obstacle course.

Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite action hero costume, and even take the race on as a group -- a la the “Justice League.”

There will also be an after-race part held at the Keystone Bar and Grill in Clifton.

Race on over to http://ow.ly/qm5JD to find out more.

7. City Apple Festival

There’s still more fall fun to be had and this time you won’t need a costume. It might even be quasi-healthy.

Washington Park will be hosting the first-ever Apple Festival.

Local Tri-State farmers will be bringing their homegrown best for families to pluck out the best of the crop.

In addition to the fruity fun, there will also be live music and your favorite local restaurants such as Eli’s BBQ and Taste of Belgium.

Get the family ready and go to http://ow.ly/qm5Oo to get your pick of the details.

8. Seasonably Chic Showcase

Shopaholics rejoice! We’ve got event for you that will allow you to shop to your heart’s content AND help a good cause.

The Seasonably Chic Showcase is teaming up with the FreeStore Foodbank for a day of shopping, fashion and more.

A canned good will grant you access to downtown event on Saturday but you better bring your cash if you want to pick up that must-have dress or purse.

CityBeat has your ticket to shop til you drop at: http://ow.ly/qm5Uo

9. Country-pop crooner Matt Wertz comes to Oakley

Grab your girlfriends, (or willing boyfriend,) for a night of swoon-worthy music.

Singer Matt Wertz is brining his lite FM stylings to the 20th Century Theater in Oakley.

CityBeat says the concert is perfect for people in love or “waiting for their rom-com moment.”

So grab that special someone or your group of lady-friends and find out more at: http://ow.ly/qm5Y3

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