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 11 and 18, 2014 from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Ohio Village, 800 E 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43211- Phone: (614) 297-2300
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: October 30, 2014 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 22, 2014 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: to be announced
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 goblins at the Annual Fright Nite Fun Run (3 miles). You’re sure to enjoy this unusual night of gouhlish 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 the Local Cantina. No whimps or scardey cats!
Date: Friday, October 31, 2014 at 8PM
Location: Creekside Park and Plaza on Mill Street in Old Gahanna. Take the 62 exit off 270.
Information: Click here for registration information and more.
Halloween at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Dates:Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 11–4pm
Come in costume and visit trick-or-treat stations throughout the Conservatory. Decorate a treat bucket to collect your loot. On Sunday at 11am and 2pm, local band The Shazzbots performs family favorites like Monster-Mash and Creep Out.
For Adults – Spirits of Olde: A Halloween Soiree:
Dates: Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 5:30–10PM
Stroll the eerie halls of the Conservatory after dark, or have a close encounter with dangerous, misunderstood and unusual members of the botanical world with Scary Plants. Entertainment, music, full bar offerings, hand-crafted cocktails, small plates and appetizers complete the festive evening. Costumes optional.
$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
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 17, 2014, October 18, 2014, October 24, 2014 and October 25, 2014
Tours will depart every half hour between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Tickets: Tickets for the Haunted Statehouse Tours are $12 per adult and $6 per child under the age of 12 and will go on sale Monday, September 8, 2014.
Location: Ohio Statehouse Map Room, Broad & High Streets; downtown Columbus
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 24 & 25, 2014
Location: On High Street between Nationwide Blvd and Goodale St in the Short North
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 25 & 26, 2014 – 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
Join us for our annual community event where your little goblins can enjoy a day of trick or treating in a safe family friendly environment.
Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014 Noon to 3PM
Location: North Market, 59 Spruce Street, Columubus, OH
The ScareAtorium is a Haunted House featuring two indoor attractions: The “Northland Asylum” and “RIP’s Funhouse in 3-D” in a 40,000 square foot venue.
The Scare Store offers private Party Room rental and Makeup Artist appointments.
Dates: Opens on October 3, 2014 and it will operate on select dates through November 1, 2014.
Location: Northland Plaza Center (southeast corner of East Dublin Granville Road (Route 161) and Cleveland Avenue) 2605 Northland Plaza Drive, Columbus, OH
Tickets: range from $20 – $30; parking is free.
Click here for more information
Additional contact information: 614-761-3327 or email: Info@ScareAtorium.com
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!