Columbus Halloween fun is just around the corner. What are some of the fun things you can see and do? You’ll find plenty of fun things for the kids and adults listed below.
All Hallow’s Eve
Enjoy an evening of family fun at All Hallows’ Eve, with a retelling of the Headless Horseman by the bonfire, pumpkin 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 appearance by you-know-who!
Date: October 17 and 24, 2015 from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Ohio Village, 800 E 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43211- Phone: (614) 297-2300
Admission: Tickets are $12/Adult, $9/Youth (6-12), $10/Ohio History Connection Member Adult, $7/Ohio History Connection Member Child (6-12), Free/Ages 5 and under.
Boo on Broadway
Grove City’s Town Center will be transformed into a spooky destination. This annual, family-friendly alternative to Trick or Treat allows children to dress in costume and safely collect candy and other goodies from area business owners. A fortune teller and other spooky surprises will also be offered.
Affected streets are closed to traffic from 5 to 9 p.m. with parking restrictions in place starting at 3 p.m. These streets are: Broadway from Grant Street to Grove City Road, and Park Street from Arbutus Avenue to the first driveway west of City Hall.
Date: October 29, 2015 from 6PM to 8PM
Location: Grove City Town Center, Grove City, Ohio
More Columbus Halloween Fun…Put on your costumes for this spooktacular event that’s fun for the whole family! Event activities include a trick or treat trail with Gahanna businesses, Parks & Recreation games & crafts, music, hayrides, a haunted walk, paddle boat rides, and much more!
Date: October 21, 2015 from 4:30PM-8:00PM
Location: Creekside Park & Plaza, 123 Mill Street, Gahanna, Ohio
Fright Nite 3 Miler
BOO! Join hundreds of ghosts and gobblins at the 6th annual Fright Nite Fun Run (3 miles). You’re sure to enjoy this unusual night of goulish exercise as you run (or walk) past haunted graveyards leading to the ghostly cart trails and specially illuminated Gahanna Golf Course.
No whimps or scardey cats!
Date: Friday, October 31, 2015 at 8PM
Location: Creekside Park and Plaza on Mill Street in Old Gahanna. Take the 62 exit off 270.
Halloween Pet Parade
The Halloween Pet Parade and Fall Festival is a fun, fall event that encourages participants to dress up their pets in festive Halloween costumes. The event, which is in its fifteenth year at Easton Town Center, will be held in Fenlon Square. Bring the entire family and get creative with your costumes! Our pet parade will kick off at 1:30 PM in front of Moochie & Co. Awards given include Most Creative, Scariest, Cutest, and Funniest Costumes.
No registration required.
Date: October 18, 2015 from 12:00-4:00 PM
Location: Fenlon Street, Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH
Haunted Statehouse Tours
Meet figures from the past as you follow conductors with lanterns through the darkened hallways and chambers of the Statehouse. This historical tour is spooky but appropriate for all members of the family.
Dates: October 16, 2015, October 17, 2015, October 23, 2015 and October 24, 2015
Location: Ohio Statehouse Map Room, Broad & High Streets; downtown Columbus
HighBall Halloween: Masquerade On High
Join 30,000 of your closest friends in the Short North Arts District for a weekend celebrating creativity. Check out the HighBall hijinx taking over High Street!
Date: Two days of costumes, couture and creativity. Friday and Saturday October 23 & 24, 2015
Location: On High Street between Nationwide Blvd and Goodale St in the Short North
Visit their Website for tickets and more information.
MAiZE at Little Darby Creek
More Columbus Halloween Fun…Get lost in the Haunted Maize at Little Darby Creek. They have an awesome amount of kid’s activities and you’ll meet the nicest people around!
Field of Fright
Dates: Friday & Saturday Nights from October 3, 2015 through October 31, 2015 – opens at dark.
Base Admission and Field of Fright (Does not include Hayride, Corn Cannons & Pie Pumpkin)
Ages 3 – 59 $13.50
“The Works” Combo Admission and Field of Fright (Adds on Hayride, 5 Shots at the Corn Cannon & Pie Pumpkin)
Ages 3 – 59 $16.00
Trick or Treat with the Snow Queen & Costume Contest
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 1PM – 3PM
Kids wear your costumes and trick or treat for candy. There will be a special appearance by the Snow Queen from Ever After Entertainment. A costume contest will follow at 3PM.
The Great Pumpkin Smash & Farmers Feed the World Food Drive
Date: November 1, 2015
Purchase one admission at the regular price and get the 2nd admission for FREE with 2 canned food items (not valid with group rates or discounts).
One contestant will be chosen on Facebook the week of Oct. 26th with 9 others to be chosen at the farm at 3pm on Nov. 1st to enter the Pumpkin Smash contest. Come smash your pumpkin to claim your prize!
Come smash all our remaining pumpkins or bring your leftovers from Halloween to smash! See what we smash with the giant pumpkin!!!
Hours of Operation: Friday – 5PM to 10PM; Saturday – Noon to 10PM; Sunday – Noon to 6PM; Weekdays by Group Reservations
Location: 8657 Axe Handle Road, Milford Center, Ohio
Visit their website for more things happening in October and to buy tickets in advance: Website
McDonald’s Greenhouse Corn Maze
Can you defeat the five acre corn maze? Ah haa…. Come join the fun and try it! You’ll also find a huge sand box, hay wagon rides, lasso a longhorn, cute baby farm animals, and choose a cool pumpkin!
You even get to go home with a pumpkin roll or caramel apple and fresh apple cider!
Location: 3100 Adamsville Road, Zanesville, Ohio
(Located on State Route 93, just 2.5 miles north of the Adamsville Exit #157)
Information: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org – Phone: (740) 452-4858
Visit their Website.
North Market Halloween Family Funday!
Join us for a full day of FREE FAMILY Halloween fun! Enjoy craft activities, trick or treating, music and more!
Schedule of Events
10a.m.-3 p.m., Trick-or Treating with North Market merchants.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Scarecrow balloon Twister-strolling.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Craft with Columbus Children’s Theatre- on the plaza.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Make lollipop Ghosts and pipe cleaner spiders. There will also be coloring sheets available for our youngest guests-on the patio.
10 a.m.- 3p.m., Fun Halloween music by Raymond T. Vinyl.
10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Magic with the Great Richini- strolling appearances throughout the day.
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Spin art on the plaza.
Free Robinsons Fruit Shoot to first 500 guests.
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 10AM – 3PM
Location: North Market, 59 Spruce Street, Columubus, OH
The ScareAtorium in Columbus, Ohio features two indoor haunted attractions for $20 with FREE parking! The 2015 season begins Friday, September 25, 2015 at 7:30pm. The ScareAtorium will be open on select dates and times throughout October, as well as select dates in December.
NEW for the 2015 season – we now offer two escape rooms. Choose from RIP’s Boxcar, or the equally-terrifying Cut-Throat Cabin. You and your group of four to six people have just three minutes to solve the clues and beat the challenge, all while our evil clowns entice you!
Location: The ScareAtorium is physically located at east Dublin-Granville Road (Route 161) and Cleveland Avenue at the Northland Plaza Shopping Center. Our address is 2605 Northland Plaza Drive, Columbus, OH 43231. There’s convenient access to our location from I-71 and I-270. Geographically, we are south of the Route 161 Columbus Bowling Palace and east of the Cleveland Avenue Steak & Shake.
Tickets are on sale now, visit their Website
Additional contact information: 614-761-3327
Pumpkin Patches around Columbus, Ohio
If you’re looking for pumpkin patches, here are a few for you.
Circle S Farms
9015 London-Groveport Road
Grove City, Ohio
Phone: (614) 878-7980
4600 Lockbourne Road
Phone: (614) 491-0812
Hoffman’s Farm Market
800 Hilliard-Rome Road
Phone: (614) 878-5161
5950 Shannon Road
Canal Winchester, Ohio
If you have a community Halloween party and would like it listed, please use the form on my contact page. You can use the second form, select Holiday in the drop down box, and send the information!