Halloween Events Around Columbus

Ongoing:

Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Jersey Dairy (all weekends in October)

List of all local Trick or Treat Dates and Times from ABC6

October 12, 2017

Pumpkin Carving Competition at Worthington Community Center (October 12-14)

Halloween Party at Whetstone Community Center

October 14, 2017

Cam Taylor Pumpkin Patch at Cam Taylor Realtors

Pumpkin Painting at Lucky’s Market Columbus

All Hallows Eve at Ohio Village

October 15, 2017

Pumpkin Patch PARTY at Party Like It’s Your Birthday

Spook-Facular! at The Depot

Mums & Mummies at Westgate Park

Pumpkin Swim at Prairie Township Community Center

October 19, 2017

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

October 20, 2017

Howl-O-Ween at Ohio Wildlife Center

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Build a Scarecrow Contest at Deer Haven Park

Halloween Treat Trail Party at Everal Barn At Heritage Park

Halloween Party at Indian Mound Community Center

Halloween Party at Thompson Community Center

October 21, 2017

All Hallows Eve at Ohio Village

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

Old Hilliard Halloween Haunt at Old Hilliard Main Street

KidsLinked.com’s TreatFest at Marcus Crosswords

Halloween Party at Far East Community Center

Creepside Festival at Creekside Gahanna

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Costume & Candy Crawl at Kingsdale Shopping Center

Pumpkins and Corn at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm

Boo ‘N Brew at Polaris Fashion Place

Pumpkin Splash Swim at Jerry L. Garver YMCA

Trunk or Treat at World Cup Ohio

Ghost Trolley 2017 – Night 1 at Ohio Railway Museum

Halloween Family Fun Night at Three Creeks Metro Park

Annual Halloween Party at the Park at Jefferson Community Park

Powell Community Bonfire in Powell

October 22, 2017

Trick or Treat Trail at Deer Haven Park

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

Ghost Trolley 2017 – Night 1 at Ohio Railway Museum

Halloween Pet Parade & Fall Festival at Easton Town Center

Pumpkin Patch PARTY at Party Like It’s Your Birthday

October 25, 2017

Trunk or Treat at Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church

Halloween Party at Douglas Community Center

Halloween Party at Glenwood Community Center

Halloween Party at Lazelle Woods Community Center

Halloween Party at Woodward Park Community Center

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

October 26, 2017

Trunk or Treat at Grace Polaris Church

Halloween Party at Barack Community Center

Halloween Party at Barnett Community Center

Halloween Party at Blackburn Community Center

Halloween Party at Dodge Community Center

Halloween Party at Howard Community Center

Halloween Party at Linden Community Center

Halloween Party at Marion Franklin Community Center

Halloween Party at Milo Grogan Community Center

Halloween Party at Therapeutic Recreation Adventure Center

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

October 27, 2017

Trick or Treat at The Shops at Worthington Place

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium October

Trick or Treat Trail at Prairie Township Community Center

Howl-O-Ween at Ohio Wildlife Center

Obetz Halloween Party at Dixon Quarry

Halloween Party at Carriage Place Community Center

Halloween Party at Beatty Community Center

Halloween Party at Brentnell Community Center

Halloween Party at Driving Park Community Center

Halloween Party at Feddersen Community Center

Halloween Party at Holton Community Center

Overnight Halloween Party at Indian Village (Outdoor Education)

Halloween Party at Schiller Community Center

Halloween Party at Sullivant Gardens Community Center

Halloween Party at Tuttle Community Center

Halloween Party at Westgate Community Center

Halloween Party at William Adams Community Center

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

October 28, 2017

HOOT 80: Halloween HOOT at Gateway Film Center

Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium October

Ghost Trolley 2017 – Night 1 at Ohio Railway Museum

Trick or Treat at the Conservatory at Franklin Park Conservatory

Trick-or-Treat for Kids & Dogs in Historic Dublin

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

A Haunted Night in the Gardens at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center

October 29, 2017

Fall Fest & Trunk or Treat at Grove City UMC

Trunk or Treat at Capital City Church

Baby + Art: Lil Punkins! at Art With Anna

Ghost Trolley 2017 – Night 1 at Ohio Railway Museum

Hallowen Family Sunday at North Market

Hilliard Trunk or Treat at Ray Patch Family YMCA

Halloween Party at Inniswood Metro Gardens

Candy by the Carload at the Municipal Building Parking Lot in Powell

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

October 30, 2017

Halloween Happy Hour at Columbus Symphony

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

October 31, 2017

Spooky Taco Tuesday! at Local Cantina: Grandview

Halloween // Face Painting! at Art With Anna

Trick or Treat In Hilliard by City of Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department

Boo on Broadway & Trick-or-Treat in Grove City Town Center

Trick or Treat in Powell in the City of Powell

Lots of Area Trick or Treat Nights from ABC6

13 Days of Halloween at Westland Area Library

 

Need more? Don’t miss: Central Ohio Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals, 9 Things to do with Your Kids this Fall in Columbus, 5 on Friday: Fall Farms.

 

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What Should We Do This Weekend? October 27-31, 2016 Halloween Edition

Spooky is the name of the game this weekend! I’ve expanded this weekend’s post to include 5 days leading up to and including Halloween!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Fall-O-Ween Party at Marion Franklin Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Costume Carnival at Martin Luther King Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library

6:00 PM – Trunk or Treat at Grace Polaris Church

Friday, October 28, 2016

9:30 AM – 2:00 PM – Preschoolers: Halloween Open House at Sharon Woods Metro Park

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Pumpkin Painting for Kids at Westerville Public Library

10:30 AM – Halloween Party, Crafts and Movie Night at piccadilly modern play cafe

4:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Halloween Party at Subway and Trick or Treating in the Kroger Marketplace Plaza in Lewis Center

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Trick or Treat at the Shops at Worthington Place

6:00 PM – Night at the Library at Westerville Public Library

6:00 PM – Uptown Madness in Uptown Westerville

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM – BOO! for Books Photo Session at Wes Kroninger Photography

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Halloween Skate Party at Skate Zone 71

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Haunted Farmer’s Market in Old Worthington

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Trick or Tweet at Grange Insurance Audubon Center

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Hoot Family Film Series: Halloween at Gateway Film Center

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Fall Harvest Days at Hoover YMCA Park

10:00 AM – 9:00 PM – Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

10:30 AM – The Enchanted Tea Party with Princess Beauty!

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Halloween Family Storytime at Main Library

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Halloween Storytime Bash at Gahanna Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Halloween Bash at New Albany Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Trick or Treat at Franklin Park Conservatory

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM – Halloween Comic Fest at Packrat Comics

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Pumpkin Palooza at Shepard Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library

4:00 PM – Preschoolers: Costume Party at Blacklick Woods

4:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Halloween Lantern Hike at Battelle Darby Creek

7:00 PM – Halloween Lantern Hike at Blacklick Woods

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Ruloween at Rule 3

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

10:00 AM – Family Storytime: Pumpkins at Slate Run Farm

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Halloween Family Funday at North Market

10:00 AM – 8:00 PM – Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM – The Great Pumpkin Drop at Marysville Fire Station 271

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Halloween Party at Inniswood Gardens

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Painting in the Park in Goodale Park

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Hilliard Trunk or Treat at Ray Patch Family YMCA

Monday, October 31, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Boo on Broadway at Grove City  Town Center

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Grandview Heights Howlin’ Halloween

More Halloween Fun

Here is a link to all of the Local Trick or Treat Times across Ohio!

Don’t forget to check this list of Columbus Recreation and Parks Halloween and Fall Harvest Party Times which are happening all weekend!

It’s not too late for 3 Can’t Miss Pumpkin Patches Near Columbus or 9 Things to Do With Your Kids this Fall in Columbus!

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On a personal note . . .

My kids are REALLY into spooky things this year! I mentioned my #momfail concerning Halloween last year in my post last week, but this year I don’t think there’s any way I’m going to get away with waiting until my kids forget about it! Jaden is already asking me how many days until Halloween every day, so he’s going to expect SOMETHING to happen when it rolls around! Now I am NOT a Pinterest mom, and I basically have this blog chronicling the things we go out and do because I am the worst at doing crafty things at home with my kids!

BUT, since the pressure is on, here are a few ideas I am considering for the “big day”:

If you have any easy Halloween games or treats for little kids, send them my way! (And I mean EASY!)

Happy Halloween!

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*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*

What Should We Do This Weekend? October 21-23, 2016

1. Circleville Pumpkin Show

When: Wednesday-Saturday, October 19-22, 2016
Time: click here for the schedule of events
Location: click here for maps and directions

This famous local celebration of pumpkins features lots of live music, story times, parades, pumpkin carving, a baby parade, big wheel races, food and craft vendors, rides and anything pumpkin you can imagine!

2. Halloween and Fall Harvest Parties at Columbus Recreation and Parks

When: Various Dates
Time: Various Times
Location: Your Local Recreation Center

Halloween and Fall Harvest parties start this weekend at your local Columbus Recreation and Parks locations! See the link for the dates and times at each location!

3. Roscoe Village 47th Annual Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival

When: Friday-Sunday, October 21-23, 2016
Time: Friday & Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 600 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton, OH 43812
Phone: 740-622-7644 or 800-877-1830

If you’re looking for a road trip this weekend, Roscoe Village is about 90 minutes from Columbus and this festival will offer artisan, craft and food vendors, bluegrass music, canal boat rides, a children’s activity area, Living History Tours, Spirit of Roscoe tours and of course, apple butter!

4. Fall Book Warehouse Sale at Junior Library Guild

When: Friday & Saturday, October 21 & 22, 2016
Time: Friday: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 7858 Industrial Pkwy, Plain City, OH 43064

If your kids love books, don’t miss this warehouse sale featuring children’s and young adult books for just $5 each!

5. Boo at the Zoo at Columbus Zoo

When: Friday-Sunday, October 21-23, 2016
Time: Friday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Location: 4850 Powell Rd., Powell, OH 43065
Phone: (614) 645-3400

Tour the zoo while trick or treating for goodies, visiting with special characters and more!

6. Haunted Statehouse Tours

When: Friday & Saturday, October 21-22, 2016
Time: Every half hour between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Location: 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-728-9234

These tours, recommended for ages 12 and up, involve touring the Statehouse by lantern light, learning about the history and legends of the haunted Ohio Statehouse! There will be art activities prior to the tour! Tickets should be bought in advance online or by calling the number above.

7. The Wizard of Oz at Westgate Community Center

When: Friday – Sunday, October 21-23, 2016
Time: Friday: 7:00 PM, Saturday: 7:00 PM, Sunday: 2:00 PM
Location: Auditorium, 455 S. Westgate Ave., Columbus, OH 43204
Phone: 614-645-3264

Tickets are $5 for this presentation of The Wizard of Oz by the Westgate Theater Co. and Carriage Place Players! See the link for information about the Empty Bowls event preceding the Saturday night performance!

8. Ghost Tours with Worthington History Museum

When: Friday, October 21, 2016
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Old Rectory, 50 West New England Ave., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-885-1247

Take part in this spooky walking tour to learn about reported hauntings in Worthington! These tours are recommended for age 13 and up and tickets can be purchased for $15.00 at Fritzy Jacobs or The Shop at the Old Rectory!

9. Great Pumpkin Run in Grandview Heights

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 8:15 AM and 9:00 AM
Location: 1240 Oakland Ave., Grandview Heights, OH 43212
Phone: 614-488-3111

You can still register for this weekend’s 38th Annual Great Pumpkin Run 5K featuring a Kids Tiny Tot Race!

10. Fall Festival at Freeman’s Farm

When: Saturday & Sunday, October 22 & 23, 2016
Time: Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: 6142 Lewis Center Rd., Galena, OH 43021
Phone: 740-548-7866

I shared earlier this week about our trip to Freeman’s Farm! This weekend you can take a hayride, cook your own food over a campfire, pick a pumpkin, make a scarecrow, pet animals and shop the market!

11. Old Hilliard Halloween Haunt

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: along Main St. in Old Hilliard

Hilliard’s businesses will be celebrating Halloween with trick or treat, a scavenger hunt, fun activities and a costume contest for kids and dogs!

12. All Hallows’ Eve at Ohio Village

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus OH, 43211
Phone: 614-297-2300

Ohio Village will be open for Halloween 1890’s style, including a retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by the bonfire, pumpkin carving, fortune telling, crafts, games and more!

13. Sundays at Ohio Railway Museum

When: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 990 Proprietors Rd., Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614-885-7345

Sundays will feature Halloween themed tours and goodie bags for the kids!

14. Halloween Pet Parade and Fall Festival at Easton

When: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Fenlon St., 160 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH 43219

Bring your costumed pet for this fun fall event including prizes for the best costumes plus kids activities and carriage rides!

15. Trick or Treat Trail at Deer Haven Park

When: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 4183 Liberty Rd., Delaware OH 43015
Phone: 740-524-8600, ext. 3

Children are invited to come in costume and collect treats from characters along a spooky trail! There will also be hayrides and pumpkin decorating!

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*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*