Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…10/25-10/27

Spooky and not so scary weekend ahead!  So much fun, I don’t even know where to begin.  Get some use out of those costumes and join in the festivities.  What will your family choose?

🧙🏻‍♂️Wizards & Wands Festival 2019 @ Westerville Library

10/25, 5-9 PM

126 S State St, Westerville

Experience the spellbinding magic of your library during Midnight Madness in Uptown Westerville. A night of otherworldly adventure awaits you as the library is transformed into a wizarding wonderland. Enjoy a walk-through experience of activities, including science experiments, live animals, stilt walkers, art & technology demonstrations, magicians, and more!

DATE: Friday, October 25, 2019

TIME: 5-9pm

ADDRESS: 126 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081

AGES: For all ages

DRESS CODE: Costumes encouraged, but not required.

COST: Admission is free. No registration required.

WEATHER: Rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather, outdoor activities may move to alternate locations.

PARKING: Free public parking and shuttles available.

*** Visit the library’s website for more details:***


Available from 5-9pm

– Creepy Critters with Bugman Education & Science Shows

– Owls from Ohio Bird Sanctuary

– Speed Origami with Michael Roy’s Cirque du Papier

– Wand-Making Demonstration with Woodcraft of Columbus, OH

– Wizard Science by COSI Columbus’ Dynamic Hands-On Science Center!

Specific Times

– 5-5:45pm- Bewitching Laughs with Juggler Matt Jergens Fans

– 5-5:45pm- Wizard Rock Band: Tonks and the Aurors

– 6:15-6:30pm- Science of Magic Demonstration: COSI

– 6:15-7pm- Bewitching Laughs with Matt Jergens

– 6:45-7:45pm- Magic Show with Magic Nate

– 7:30-8:15pm- Bewitching Laughs with Matt Jergens

– 8-9pm- Gator Dave’s Not-So-Magical Creatures

– 8:45-9pm- Science of Magic Demonstration: COSI


– Draw Fantastical Monsters & Critters (with Harptoons Publishing)

– Hunt for the Hidden Letters 

– Magic-in-a-Minute Tattoos (with Events by Maddy Columbus Ohio)

– Pose for a Bewitching Photo

– Post a Mystical Message

– Predict the Future with Fortune-Telling

– Take a Sorting Quiz

– Triumph at Wizard Trivia


– Living Stone Statue (with Joy Unspeakable Productions

– Spirited Stilt Walkers (with The Amazing Giants

– Wandering Wizards (with Curtain Players

🎃Trick or Treat Trail @ Prairie Township Community Center

10/25, 6-8 PM

5955 West Broad St, Galloway

Join the PTCC for our annual Trick or Treat Trail! We have over 25 businesses and organizations on site to pass out candy!

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Family Halloween Party @Vineyard Community Church

10/25, 6:30-8:30

15187 Palmer Rd SW, Reynoldsburg

Join us for a FREE family Halloween Party for all ages on Friday October 25th from 6:30pm-8:30pm. We will start our evening with a Trunk-or-Treat in the parking lot and move inside where we have inflatables, games & activities for kids, food and drink for purchase, a dance party and more. Dress in your best costumes and bring your kiddos to celebrate some safe family fun this holiday!

🐠Under the Sea Halloween Party @ Worthington Community Center

10/25, 6:30-8:30 PM

345 E Wilson Bridge Rd. Worthington

Trick or Treat Trail, hayrides, games, music by Endless Recess. Rain or shine, some activities are weather dependent.

🎃Trunk or Treat @ The Learning Academy

10/25, 7-8 PM

1325 East Walnut Street, Westerville

The Learning Academy is proud to Announce our first Annual trunk or treat event on October 25, 2019 from 7pm-8pm. This event is open to the community, if you would like to participate in our trunk or treat as a volunteer, please send a email to We will also be offering tours and enrollment during the event. Hope to see you there! 

👻Spooky Lantern Hike @ Glacier Ridge Metro Park

10/25, 7-8 PM

9801 Hyland Croy, Plain City

Take a stroll through the forest and learn about some critters who lurk in the darkness. Ages 8 and older. Meet at the shelter. 

🗡Days of Knights @ Alley Park 

10/26and 10/27 10 AM-4 PM

2805 Old Logan Rd SE, Lancaster

Days of Knights is a public educational event that strives to bring you a historically accurate re-creation of several time periods from the era known as the Middle Ages.  Visitors will be able to walk through a timeline encampment featuring living history enthusiasts re-creating the Norman invaders of Britain in 1066, crusaders from the 1200s, archers and knights from the 100 Years War, and many others.  FREE EVENT.   

🎃Trick or Treat at the Boo-tanical Gardens @Franklin Park Conservatory

10/26and 10/27, 10 AM-5 PM

1777 E Broad St, Columbus

Trick-or-treat among thousands of pumpkins, mums and other colorful fall foliage at Franklin ParkConservatory, from 10am-5pm Oct. 26& 27! This year’s event is bigger than ever, with treat stations throughout the indoor plant biomes as well as the outdoor spaces of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden. 

General admission is required. The Conservatory provides the trick-or-treating experience at no additional charge to regular daily admission.  


– Please bring your own trick or treat bag 

– All ages are encouraged to wear family-friendly costumes (no masks, no weapons, etc.) 

– Dress for the weather; treat stations are located indoors and outdoors. 

💀Scarysville 2019! @ Uptown Marysville

10/26, 10 AM-12 PM

Join us as the streets of Uptown “Scarysville” come alive with Halloween FUN! From 10:00 a.m. to NOON. Children are invited to dress up in their costumes and visit Uptown merchants for candy and other Halloween goodies. All the fun of Trick or Treat, in the light of day!!

🎃Halloween Hoopla! @ Marysville Library

10/26, 10 AM-12 PM

231 S Plum St, Marysville

Join us for treats, crafts, pumpkin painting, and more!

🚒Fire Truck Visit @ Miller Library

10/26, 10:30 AM-12 PM

1901 Arlington Ave. Upper Arlington

The Upper Arlington Fire Division will visit to teach kids about fire safety and to show off their fire truck.

🎃Halloween Bash! @ New Albany Library

10/26, 11 AM-12 PM

200 Market St. New Albany

Wear your Halloween costume to the library! Trick-or-treat around the library from 11:00 am – 12:00 pmand join us for a scary puppet show at 11:00 amwith a repeat performance at 11:30 am! All ages

🐶1st Annual Spooky Pooch Parade

10/27, 12-3 PM-Date updated due to weather

1600 Davidson Dr, Reynoldsburg

Ghouls, goblins, and ghosts… oh my! Dress your pet in their best costume and bring them to Huber Park for the 1st Annual Spooky Pooch Parade, Saturday, October 26th.

Festivities get underway with the Spooky Pooch Festival beginning at 12:00 Huber Park.  Enjoy entertainment, kids’ games and dog-related vendors offering canine-oriented goods and services.  Kids are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes.

The much-anticipated dog parade commences at 1 p.m.  Dogs of all shapes and sizes dressed in their finest Halloween fashions will strut their stuff along the walking path of Huber Park! All entries should meet in the parking lot behind the ball diamonds of Huber Park at 12:30 pm.

Judges will award prizes beginning at approximately 2:15 a number of categories, including Best Pooch & Child, Best Pooch & Adult, and Spookiest Pooch.  Contestants must participate in the parade in order to be eligible to win.

Spooky Pooch Parade Schedule of Events:

12:00 p.m.– Spooky Pooch Festival

1:00 p.m.– Spooky Pooch Parade

2:15 p.m.– Awards Ceremony

Looking to serve as a vendor during this event? 

Contact Jennifer Clemens at 614-322-6839or

This popular community event takes place rain or shine!

🎃Great Pumpkin Celebration! @ Cabelas

10/26and 10/27, 12-5 PM

* Free 4×6 photo in the pumpkin patch with the Peanuts gang – new this year, WOODSTOCK, too!

The first 75 kids to get their photo taken each day will receive a glow-in-the-dark treat bag! 

One photo package available to purchase for only $5 (plus tax), includes 1 6×8, 2 4×6, and the digital image.


* Halloween ring toss – ring a peg to win a prize!

Saturday October 26- promptly at 3:30pm

Halloween October 31- promptly at 6pm

Kids’ Costume Parade and Costume ContestThe first 100 to participate receives a glow in the dark wristband or an owl LED light! Top 3 costumes win a prize!

🖌Halloween Crafts @ Blacklick Woods

10/26, 12-4 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Stop by the nature center to make some Halloween-themed crafts. Ages 4-12. 

🚐Fall Fun Tram Rides @ Blendon Woods

10/26, 1-4 PM

4265 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus

Admire the Autumn colors on a tram ride and have some fall fun! Follow signs to location.

🎃Kids Halloween Party @ Adobe Gilas

10/26, 12-3 PM

3978 Easton Sta, Columbus

A fun, friendly party for the kiddos before trick or treat

Balloon Twisting

Face painting

Cookie decorating

Pumpkin decorating

Bring an old kids costume to donate and receive 25% off of an entree!

👍🏽Diwali – The Festival of Lights

10/26, 2-3:30 PM

Dress in your best and celebrate this Hindu holiday by making rangoli art, eating traditional food and more.

👻Haunted Castle @ The Arts Castle

10/26and 10/27, 3-9 PM

190 W Winter St, Delaware

We’re dying for you to join us at the Haunted (Arts) Castle

Join us for a winding, haunted maze for all ages through the castle…scarier as the night goes on.

Donations of money  will be accepted at the door.

🍫Candy by the Carload in Powell

10/26, 4-6 PM

47 Hall St, Powell

Join us for the annual Candy by the Carload event from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26in the Municipal Building Parking Lot, located at 47 Hall Street. 

The parking lot will be transformed into a trick-or-treater’s treasure chest as local businesses and organizations set up booths and car trunks filled with candy, toys and other Halloween goodies. 

Wear your best Halloween costume and bring canned food items to benefit People In Need, Inc.of Delaware County Food Pantry. 

🎃City of Delaware – Halloween Party

10/26, 4-7 PM

500 E Lincoln Ave, Delaware

Come dressed in your finest ghoulish gear and join our family friendly event. Activities include a trunk or treat, inflatables, live music, costume contest and safety demonstrations from our local fire and police departments. Treats include grilled hot dogs, cookies, a bonfire for roasting marshmallows and a cartload of pumpkins for the picking.

One free pumpkin per child (11 and under) for the first 500 participants.

Rain or Shine. Parking is limited, please carpool. No alcohol or costumes with dangerous weapons. Bring a bag/pail for trunk or treat. 

Thank you to Hilborn Insurance for sponsoring live music presented by 3 of a Kind!

💀A Haunted Night in the Gardens @ Hoover Gardens and Gift Shop

10/26, 5-7:30 PM

182 N Sunbury Rd, Westerville

Dress the kids in their costumes and join is for a fun filled, yet SAFE, night with the kids. Activities include various carnival games, pumpkin painting, the haunted maze, popcorn, kids drinks and so much more! Most activities are free this evening so come and enjoy!

🍁FALL FEST 2019 @ The ROCK Columbus

10/26, 5-8 PM

7370 Tussing Rd, Reynoldsburg

Join us for FALL FEST on Saturday, October 26th at 5PM to 8PM. We will have FREE ACTITIVES for the entire family: 

– Bouncy Houses 

– Pony Rides 

– DJ Entertainment 

– Dunk Pastor Eb (at 6:00PM) 

– Fall Games 

– Costume Contest (at 7PM) 

– Trunk or Treat 

– Young Adult Zone 

We’ll also be serving FREE FOOD. It will be an awesome time of community, fellowship and FUN!  

🦇Spooktacular Wildlife Fun @ Shale Hollow

10/26, 6-9 PM

6320 Artesian Run, Lewis Center

Uncover the truth about many creatures that we normally find creepy. Meet some live animals and learn all about them from Ohio Nature Education.

🎃Rule-O-Ween Halloween Party! @ Rule 3

10/26, 6-9 PM

650 Windmiller Dr, Pickerington


Join us again this year for our annual Halloween party at Rule (3) in Pickerington!!

This is a FREE event for the community, with many Halloween activities for all ages sure to be a spooky time!

~Face Painting

~Balloon Animals

~Costume Contest

~Bowling Themed Games

~Trick or Treating


~Character appearance 

~Photo Booth

~Discount in our restaurant for participating guests

~Spooky Drink Specials

~Halloween Games


Costume Contest Age Groups





18 and up Groups

🔥Campfire Singalong & S’mores @ Sharon Woods Metro Park

10/26, 6:30-7:30 PM

6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville

Join local singer and guitarist Joanie Calem for a singalong & dance-along around the campfire. We’ll provide the marshmallows and s’mores stuff – you just need to bring your own seating.

🎥Halloween Movie Night

10/26, 7:15-9:30 PM

500 Hereford Dr, Pickerington

FREE. Come out to watch Disney’s ‘The Haunted Mansion’ (PG) under the stars on the white barn! Kids are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costume. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the show. Movie will start at dusk. Violet Baptist Church will be on site giving out free popcorn, hot chocolate, apple cider and water.

🎃Trunk or Treat 2019 @ Radiant Life Church

10/27, 10:30 AM-1 PM

7100 Post Rd, Dublin

It’s time for our 7th annual Trunk or Treat event! It’s a morning of all kinds of fun for the whole family. Come in costume, be encouraged, and collect candy, memories, and fair foods!

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Halloween Family Funday @ North Market

10/27, 11 AM-2 PM

Bring your little ghosts and goblins to North Marketfor FREE Halloween fun!!!

Activities include:

*trick-or-treating with North Market merchants indoors and Vendors outdoors (while supplies last! Bring your own treat bag or pick up a complimentary bag on the plaza, provided by North Market)

*Columbus Zooanimals on site from 11:00am-12:00pm

*Spooky Halloween Records with Raymond T. Vinyl!!!!

*cornhole, yard yahtzee, giant jenga, and tic-tac-toe courtesy of Matchbox Ltd.

*free facepainting by Loren Collins

*kids’ craft activity: pumpkin painting

*coloring station

*Shop the Sunday Farmers’ Market

*Enter to win $10K in doors and windows for your home from Renewal by Andersen!

*and more!

Merchants will be passing out candy starting at 11amwhile supplies last. Check back soon for more a more detailed schedule of activities.

🍁Evans Farm – Fall Fest 2019

10/27, 1-4 PM

1923 poplar, Lewis Center

In keeping with the Evans Farm philosophy – come join us for Fall Fest;  So many activities:

Balloon Artist

Pumpkin Painting

Caramel Apple Station

Halloween Costumes are ENCOURAGED!!

Trick or treat at Open Houses!

🐶Howl-O-Ween! @ Infirmary Mound Park Granville

Calling all dogs and their humans! Get your costumes ready! We will have a dog costume contest at the dog park, games, crafts, a doggie treat scavenger hunt, adoptable dogs, a bounce house for the kids, treats for the whole family, and plenty of time for dogs to play in our 4 acre dog park. Golden Boy Biscuits will be there with homemade treats for sale. Followed by an optional parade (hike) through Infirmary Mound Park! Spectators are encouraged to bring chairs. Polite, leashed dogs welcome. Prizes donated by Granville Milling Company.

1PM – 1:30PM- Registration

1:30PM- Scavenger Hunt

2PM- Costume Contest

3PM- Optional walk through Infirmary Mound Park

Costume contest entries are encouraged to register through our website prior to the event. Guest judges will decide the winners of categories including: Most Humorous, Best Owner/Dog Combo, Most Original, Best Small, and Best Large Dog. Costume entries can enter TWO categories.

Register here  through our website calendar at

🌽Pumpkins and Corn @ Slate Run Farm

10/27, 1-3 PM

1375 State Route 674 N, Canal Winchester

See a display of some of the many varieties of corn, pumpkins, squash and gourds available in the 1880s and learn about some of their uses.

For a complete listing of all upcoming programs go to:

🐶Halloween Howl @ Blacklick Woods

10/27, 2-3 PM

6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg

Bring your canine companion for a 2-mile walk. Costumes encouraged! 

🔍Go WILD Kids Club: I-Spy Nature Challenge @ Sharon Woods

10/27, 2-3 PM

6911 Cleveland Ave, Westerville

🐶German Village Pet Parade @ Schiller Park

10/27, 2 PM

The 2019 German Village Pet Parade presented by the German Village Fun Bunch will be on Sunday, October 27that Schiller Park. Whether you’re going cute and cuddly, freaky furry or gothic glam, you’re not going to want to miss this spooktacular event! 

Registration is from 2-3pm. There will be local rescues + pet-related vendors set up in the park for you to explore after you register. The costume contest will begin at 3pm.

Judges will determine the top costumes in the following categories:

– Parade King 

– Parade Queen

– Best Human/Dog Duo Costume 

– Best Superhero Costume 

– Best Food Costume 

– Best Celebrity Costume

– Best Animal Costume

– Best Classic Costume  

– Most Creative Costume

– Judges’ Choice

Oh snap! Be sure to tag your photos with #GVPetParade2019.

Come join the furry FUN!

🎃Halloween PartyInniswood Metro Gardens

10/27, 2-4 PM

940 S Hempstead Rd. Westerville

Join us in the Gardens for activities, animals, and crafts as we celebrate this traditional holiday.

🍬CenterPoint-Free Indoor Trunk or Treat

10/27, 3-5 PM

620 McCutcheon, Gahanna

🍫Hilliard Trunk or Treat 2019 @ Hilliard YMCA

10/27, 5-7 PM

4515 Cosgray Rd, Hilliard

his is our 8th annual Hilliard Trunk or Treat! 

It is a safe, easy environment for young kids to dress up, have fun, and get a lot of candy. Cars back into parking spots and pass out candy from their trunks. Young children can walk just a few hundred feet and fill their bags in a quick, safe trip. 

This year we will have a food truck, music from 104.9 The River, the Hilliard Police, a DIY photobooth, and more!

For more information, visit

Use our Hashtag #hilliardtrunkortreat

4:30pm- Parking Lot Opens

5:00pm- Trunk or Treating begins

🎃Young Explorers: Trick-or-Treat Hike @ Homestead Park

10/27, 6-7 PM

4675 Cosgray Rd, Hilliard

Wear your favorite costume and earn some goodies on a 1-mile hike. Ages 2-14. Meet at the Barn Shelter.

📍Please note-information is provided as listed in events, if a change is created, these may effect what was provided. I do my best to supply information as available.

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