Spooky Halloween & Trick or Treat Guide

Find out about the fun Halloween activities

Beggar's Night & Trick-or-Treat Times


Ashville 4-5:30pm
Pataskala 5-7PM


Brice 5-8PM
Lithopolis 6-7:30 PM


Bexley 5:30-7PM
Blendon Township, 6-8PM
Bucyrus 5-7PM
Canal Winchester 5:30-7:30PM
Circleville 5:30-7PM
Clintonville 6-8PM
Columbus 6-8PM
Crooksville 5:30-7PM
Delaware 6-8PM
Dublin 6-8PM
Gahanna 6-8PM
Galena 6-7:15PM
Genoa Township 6-8PM
Grandview Heights 6-8PM
Granville 5:30-7PM
Grove City 6-8PM
Groveport 5:30-7PM
Harrisburg 6-8PM
Hilliard 6-8PM
Jerome Township 6-8PM
Johnstown 6-8PM
Lancaster 6-7:30PM
Lewis Center 6-8PM
Liberty Township 6-8PM
Lockbourne 6-7:30PM
London 6-8PM
Madison Township 5:30-7PM
Marble Cliff 6-8PM
Marion 5:30-7:30PM
Marysville 6-8PM
Minerva Park 6-8PM
Mt. Vernon 5:30-7 PM
New Albany 6-8PM
Newark 5:30-7PM
Obetz 5:30-7:30PM
Orange Township 6-8PM
Ostrander 6-8PM
Perry Township 6-8PM
Pickerington 6-8PM
Plain City 6-8PM
Powell 6-8PM
Prairie Township 6-8PM
Reynoldsburg 6-8PM
Riverlea 6-8PM
Shawnee Hills 6-8PM
Somerset 6-8PM
Sunbury 5-7PM
Upper Arlington 6-8PM
Urbancreast 6-8PM
Violet Township 6-8PM
West Jefferson 6-8PM
Westerville 6-8PM
Whitehall 6-8PM
Worthington 6-8PM


All Hallow's Eve

Oct. 14 & 21 - 5:30-9:30PM
Ohio Village & History Center

Enjoy an evening of family fun at All Hallows' Eve, with a retelling of the Headless Horseman by the bonfire, pumkin carving and creepy characters roaming Ohio Village. Come revel in old-fashioned entertainment including fortune telling, crafts, games and more! There will also be an apparence by you-know-who! Admission is $12/adult & $9/youth (6-12).

Boo at the Zoo

Weekends: Oct. 20-22 & Oct. 27-29
Fridays: 5-9PM, Saturdays: 10AM-9PM, Sundays: 10AM-8PM
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium ( 614-470-0655)

Bring the whole family out to this "merry-not-scary" Halloween event of heroic proportions. Special regions are dressed up for this spooky-kooky holiday.   Visit ALL the FrogwortZ Academy. Hang out with the pirates of the eerie Shores and experience a whole lot more "spook"-tacular rides and attractions for the young and the young at heart. Visit the Boo at the Zoo Website for more information and tickets.

Harvest Fair

September 30: 12-4PM
Columbus Commons, Downtown Columbus

Don’t miss this great celebration of the fall season at Columbus Commons! The Harvest Fair will feature a full day of free and ticketed family-friendly rides, games, and entertainment that will bring thousands of people to the heart of Downtown. Families are invited to enjoy carousel rides, inflatable games, fall-themed arts and crafts, a pumpkin patch, and much more. Many activities are free and some activities require a $5 wristband for unlimited fun.

Creepside Festival

Oct. 21: 11AM-3PM
Creekside Park & Plaza, Gahanna

Come to the festival in your fun, animated, silly costumes or painted faces and enjoy the festivities! Creepside is a family friendly event appropriate for all ages. The entire Creekside Park & Plaza will be transformed into a festival filled with:

• Trick or Treat trail along Mill Street with local businesses & organizations!
• Live Music
• Variety of family entertainment through the Creekside District 
• Interactive children’s games hosted by Gahanna Parks & Recreation
• Food Vendors
• Haunted Maze by the Gahanna Lincoln Performance Studio Theatre group
• Not so Scary Trail Creekside Park along the Big Walnut with Pathway Church volunteer group
• Paddle Boat rides ($5 per boat ride)

Circleville Pumpkin Show

Oct. 18-21
Downtown Circleville (740-474-7000)

One of Ohio's olderst festival, the Circleville Pumpkin Show is everything about the pumpkin. Great family event with parades, pumpkin recipes, amusement rides, music, gams, contests and so much more


Apple Butter Day

Oct. 7: 1-6 PM
Heritage Park, Groveport

Held each year on the second Saturday in October offers music, homemade crafts and skilled craft demonstrators, all located in and around the grounds of Groveport's 1820's Log House on Wirt Road.  Entertainment for this years Groveport Apple Butter Day will be Paul Brown, Sawmill Ridge Bluegrass Band, The Hart Brothers and closing out the event with Open Highway.  Plan a fun filled day with your family at Groveport Apple Butter Day.  There will be craft demonstrators, homemade crafts and food, Cornbread and Bean Dinner at Crooked Alley KidSpace, FREE petting zoo, and pony rides and of course the old fashioned tractors.  A few changes being made this year are: All childrens' activities will be located around the Palm Pond just south of the stage.  All children's activities are FREE.

Respook, Rewear, Rescare...Halloween Costume Exchange

Oct. 8: 10AM-1PM
Worthington Community Center (614-436-2743)

Has your child outgrown his or her Halloween costume but it still looks like new? The Worthington Community Center is accepting clean, gently used Halloween costumes for its first “Respook, Rewear, Rescare: Halloween Costume Exchange." Participants are invited to drop off costumes at the Worthington Community Center during normal business hours. Costumes may also be donated to the event. (Please see attachment with Costume Exchange Guidelines) In addition to picking out a new costume at the event, children can also participate in fun activities and eat a healthy treat.

Upper Arlington Fall Fest

Oct. 8: 1-5 PM
Fancyburg Park, Upper Arlington (614-583-5300)

Fall Fest is packed with fun activities the whole family can enjoy. Try your hand at pumpkin carving, creating kites, arts& crafts, making apple cider or making caramel apples. Jump aboard for a hay ride and bounce your way through our inflatable games. Don’t forget to bring your appetite too, to enjoy hot dogs, brats, burgers and more! Admission is free for this yearly family event, which includes live music and entertainment. See you there!

Bexley Harvest Festival

Oct. 13: 6-8PM
Jeffrey Mansion, Bexley

Everyone is invited to Jeffrey Mansion on Friday, October 14th to enjoy a fun filled evening at harvest time. The Harvest Festival is a great time for the entire family. Activities include a Corn Maze, Hayrides, Enchanted Walk, Live Music, Balloons, Face Painting and a Bon Fire!  Also, new this year, there will be a Magician performing a show!

Big Top Halloween

Oct. 14: 6:30-8:30PM
Worthington Community Center (614-436-2743)

A FREE family party!

Halloween Spooktacular

Oct. 19: 3-8PM
Dublin Community Recreation Center, Dublin

The City of Dublin will host its annual Halloween Spooktacular on Thursday, October 15, from  3:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Dublin Community Recreation Center (DCRC), 5600 Post Road. Join us for an evening of merry, not scary family fun for guests of all ages. Come in costume and enjoy a few tricks and a lot of fun treats inside and outside the DCRC. New in 2015, Mickey and Minnie will be outside the DCRC greeting guests and taking pictures. In addition, Lego® lovers can learn, build and play with thousands of bricks at Lego® Landing inside the DCRC. The event also includes returning favorites with exhibits featuring The Turtle Lady, The Bug Man, COSI, and a professional pumpkin carver.

Halloween Treat Trail Party

Oct. 20: 6-8:30PM
Everal Barn, Heritage Park, Westerville

Come out to this fun-filled night with Halloween-themed carnival games along the treat trail, play Halloween Bingo, take a walk down Vendor Alley, or enjoy a horse-drawn carriage night ride. Remember to wear your costume!

Powell Autumn Community Bonfire

Oct. 21: 6-8PM
Village Green Park, Powell (614-885-9820)

A fall family favorite returns to Village Green Park. At the Community Bonfire, residents can enjoy FREE hot dogs, donut holes, cider and marshmallows, and stay warm around a raging bonfire.

Pumpkin Hike

Oct. 21: 6:30-8:30PM
Alley Park, Lancaster

Enjoy a pumpkin lit night hike at Alley Park. Cook hot dogs over a bonfire. Great family event. Pumpkin carvers needed at 8 am at the Alley Park barn.

Zombie Halloween Pool Party

Oct. 22: 5:30-7PM
Westerville Community Center, Westerville

Come join zombie lifeguards for a haunted swim in the pool with a costume contest, face painting, a pumpkin pool hunt, and creepy pool punch. Ages six and under must have a parent in the water with them. Parents are FREE!

Safe Trick-or-Treat

Oct.26: 5-6:30PM
Courthouse Square, Newark

Held on the last Thursday in October each year, this free event continues to bring nearly 1,000 children and their families to the Courthouse Square to collect candy and other items in a safe and fun environment.

Candy by the Carload

Oct. 29: 4-6PM
Village Green, Powell (614-885-9820)

The parking lot at the Village Green Municipal Building will be filled with businesses that will be dishing out candy by the carload! This unique trick-or-treat opportunity is perfect for younger ones who need help from an adult, who feel safer in the daylight or who just want to show off their costume before Halloween!

Family Halloween Funday at the North Market

Oct. 29: 10AM-3PM
North Market, Columbus

Ghost and goblins converge on North Market for their annual free Family Halloween Funday. Guests of all ages can participate in trick or treating with the diverse and sometimes spooky merchants and market flea vendors. Additional activities including children’s crafts, music and a special appearance from Columbus Children’s Theatre are planned throughout the day.

Olde Pickerington Haunted Village

Oct. 30: 6-8PM
Olde Pickerington Village (614-833-2211)

Halloween fun for all ages! Ghost Tours, Story-Telling, Hayrides, visit the Haunted Museum, Haunted House and Hauted Garden, Trick or Treat in the Olde Village businesses, music by Rock Factory Studios and more!

Boo on Broadway

Oct. 31: 6-8PM
Town Center, Grove City

Grove City’s Town Center is transformed into destination for spooky fun from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31. This annual, family-friendly alternative to the traditional door-to-door Beggars’ Night allows children to dress in costume and safely collect candy and other goodies from area businesses and civic organizations. This event is held rain or shine.

Pickerington Tots Trick or Treat

Oct. 31: 1:30-2:30PM
Pickerington City Hall (614-833-2211)

Children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult can wear a costume and trick or treat through the Halloween decorated City Hall.