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.
For your convenience these events are listed by date first and then name.
All Hallow’s Eve
More Columbus Halloween Fun…
Enjoy an old-fashioned, haunted Halloween at Ohio Village’s All Hallows’ Eve with spooky stories by bonfire, pumpkin carving and period entertainment, fortune telling, Halloween crafts and games plus creepy characters and lost souls like Krazy Kate, the Ohio Village grave digger and more!
Don’t miss out on the spooky fun! Halloween highlights include: Fortune Telling Tents – Runes – Tarot – Palm Reading – Dominos – Astrology – Sortilege – Sand – Oracles – The Grand Finale.
Funeral procession at 8:45 p.m. in the Village Square
Visitors can join the funeral procession as it makes its way to the recently departed’s final resting place.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
7:30 and 9 p.m. in the Teacher’s Park
Following the lighting of the bonfire, watch for the Headless Horseman’s ghostly apparition, as our storyteller retells Washington Irving’s classic Halloween story.
Date: October 12 and 19, 2013 from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Ohio Village, 1982 Velma Avenue, Columbus, Ohio – Phone: (614) 297-2266
Admission: Admission: $12/adult, $9/youth (ages 6 to 12), $10/OHS member adult, $7/OHS youth member and FREE to children 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.
Broadway will be closed from Grant Street to Grove City Road; Park Street will be closed from Arbutus Avenue to the first driveway west of City Hall. There will be no parking on these streets beginning at 3PM. Streets will close to traffic at 5PM and will reopen at 9PM.
Date: Thursday, October 31, 2013 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: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 4:30PM-8:30PM
Location: Creekside Park & Plaza, 123 Mill Street, Gahanna, Ohio
Delaware Northwest Neighborhood Association Halloween Event
Every other year the Delaware Northwest Neighborhood Association holds an evening of mystery and fun in the building and streets of Delaware.
This year we will start the evening at the Historic and haunted Delaware Strand Theater with a presentation by Paranormal Expert James Willis and author of Weird Ohio who will share hair raising tales of paranormal activity around Ohio and demonstrate the latest equipment used by his organization, Ghosts of Ohio.
A tour through selected buildings and past nineteenth century homes, will describe local history and unexplained mysteries. Including a tour of the 1870s Victorian county jail with the original cell block.
End the evening by relaxing, if you can, by viewing a movie of your choice at the haunted Strand Theater. Showings after 9pm are included in the price of your ticket.
Date & Time: October 19, 2013 at 6PM
Location: Starts at the Strand Theatre, 28 E Winter St., Delaware Ohio
Tickets: Only 200 tickets are available; $15 (in advance) / $20 (at the door)
Proceeds go to the Northwest Neighborhood Association. Funds are used to preserve the quality of life and fostering a sense of pride in Delaware’s Northwest Neighborhood.
Participants will also be able to take part in a raffle. Five lucky winners and guests will attend a twilight guided tour of the Oak View Cemetery with noted historian Brent Carson followed by a catered 3 course dinner in the parlor of The Delaware Arts Castle. Prepare to take step back in time.
Raffle tickets $5.00 each
Click here to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at Beehive Books, 25 N. Sandusky Avenue, Delaware OH.
If you have any questions you may also call 440-479-0893.
Fright Nite 3 Miler
BOO! Join hundreds of ghosts and gobblins at the 4th Annual Fright Nite Fun Run (3 miles) on Saturday, October 26th at 8:00pm. 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. You will run along the well paved cart paths and return back to the beautiful (and haunted) Creekside Park and Plaza Old Gahanna for a little post race food and beverage at Signatures (94 Mill Street) directly across from the finish line. No whimps or scaredy cats!
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 8PM
Location: Creekside Park and Plaza on Mill Street in Old Gahanna. Take the 62 exit off 270.
Information: Visit their website for registration information and more.
Halloween at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Dates:Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27, 1–4pm
Come in your costume and visit seven trick-or-treat stations as you explore the Conservatory’s indoor gardens. Decorate a treat bucket to take with you as you collect your loot.
For Adults – Spirits of Olde: A Halloween Soiree:
Dates: Thursday, October 31, 5:30–10PM
Celebrate Halloween at the Conservatory and enjoy full bar offerings, specialty cocktails, small plates and appetizers. The Amazing Giants entertain with stilt-dancing, fire eating and more.
$15 admission includes one drink ticket.
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio
Halloween Pet Parade
The Halloween Pet Parade 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 this year. 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, and Funniest Costumes.
No registration required.
Date: October 19, 2014 from 12:00-2:00 PM
Location: Fenlon Street, Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH
Haunted Statehouse Tours
More Columbus Halloween Fun…Stroll through the vaulted passageways and haunted marble halls by lantern light in the 146 year old Ohio Statehouse.
You’ll find a reincarnated relic room with the legends and spirits of the Statehouse past.
Tall yarns spun with facts will come to life right before your eyes as you’re guided by people wearing strange costumes carrying oil lamps.
Don’t hold your breath… the tour lasts for forty minutes… breathe… breathe… breathe…
Dates: October 18, 2013, October 19, 2013, October 25, 2013 and October 23, 2013
Location: Ohio Statehouse Map Room, Broad & High Streets; downtown Columbus
Special activities will be available to participate in before each tour. The Capitol Cafe will have themed food available for purchase and the Statehouse Museum Shop will be open before and after the each tour. Visitors to the Ohio Statehouse are invited to park in the facility’s underground parking garage. This convenient and affordable parking offers direct sheltered access to the Ohio Statehouse for this event.
HighBall Halloween: Masquerade On High
More Columbus Halloween Fun…A celebration of the fabulous side of Halloween… the art of design and the masquerade with a dazzling 60-foot runway built outdoors under the iconic Short North arches.
– 5K Costume Zoom – Fun Run
– Kid’s Day costume contest and festival
– Dogtober pet costume contest
– Ohio State vs Penn State Tailgate and Watch Party (with a twist)
– Cinematic makeup artists
– Costume Couture Fashion Showdown for professional designers
– HighBall Costume Contest for everyone else!
– The Nina West stage show
– Bands, DJs, and dancing in the street!
– Crafts and workshops
– Hotel specials available at the Hilton Columbus Downtown
Date: Two days of costumes, couture and creativity. Friday and Saturday October 25 & 26, 2013
Location: On High Street between the Short North and Arena District
General admission: $5 at the gate – Children 12 and Under – free admission Noon – 4:00PM Saturday
For more information visit their website.
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!
Trick or Treat weekend: October 26 & 27, 2013 – From 2pm – 4pm, kids through age 12, wear your costumes and trick or treat for candy.
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
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!
The season runs from the last weekend in August until Halloween. Fall hours are:
Corn Maze and Fall Farm Fun
Saturday: 10AM to 7PM
Sunday 1PM to 6PM
Weekdays and/or Groups: by appointment
Location: 3100 Adamsville Road, Zanesville, Ohio
(Located on State Route 93, just 2.5 miles north of the Adamsville Exit #157)
Information: E-mail: email@example.com – Phone: (740) 452-4858
North Market Children’s Halloween Party
Come one, come all ye tiny ghouls, goblins, transformers and otherwise Halloween-adorned tots. Your children will enjoy a safe indoor trick-or-treat experience as well as entertainment from face painting to crafts with Columbus Artmobile. Trick-or-treat bags provided and lots of fun to be had by all!
Scheduled Halloween Party activities include:
- North Market merchants open at 12-5PM
- Music with Ian Hummel of the Shazzbots
- Mark Wood Fun Show, 12-3PM
- Bugman Enterprises with creepy crawlies, 12-3PM
- Face painting, 12-3PM
The North Market Halloween Party is a free event for all costumed youth from toddlers to twelve-year-olds. For more information, please call the North Market at (614) 463-9664, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Sunday, October 27, 2013 from Noon to 3PM
Location: North Market, 59 Spruce Street, Columubus, OH
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!
Enjoy the Columbus Halloween Fun!