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Fall Harvest JamboreeOctober 8, 2011
Saturday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Free, parking $5
Smith's Famous Farm
3285 Watkins Road, Columbus Ohio parks.columbus.gov/SmithFarm.aspx
Columbus Recreation and Parks department kicks off October with their annual fall celebration featuring hay rides, pumpkin picking, straw maze, contests, bake sales and more.
Creepside FestivalOctober 12, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Creekside Park & Plaza
123 Mill Street, Gahanna
Whole family fun with a trick or treat trail, games, crafts, music, hayrides, a haunted walk, paddle boat rides and more!
All Hallow's EveOctober 15-22, 2011
Saturday 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Adults $12. Youth (6-12) $9. Children 5 and under free.
Ohio History Center/Ohio Village
800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus
Ohio Village offers a traditional a family-focused, 19th-century Halloween celebration. Fortune telling, street theatre, the Museum of Oddities, games, crafts and special activities for children and readings of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by the fire. Watch out - the headless horseman makes an appearance! <
Columbus Children's Theatre: Sleepy HollowOctober 20-30, 2011
Thursday-Friday 7:30 Saturday 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday 3 p.m.
Park Street Theatre
512 N. Park St., Columbus
From the website: "On Halloween night, when three kids decide to trick-or-treat at the old "Crane House", they are magically transported right into the middle of the classic story of Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, Katie Van Tassel, and, of course, the Headless Horseman! Both spooky and hilarious moments are woven together in this far-out time travel tale, as the three modern-day kids cope with life and friends in 1790, ghosts and goblins, and how to find their way back home! Sleepy Hollow premiered at the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre on Halloween 2010 to rave reviews and the delight of audiences of all ages."
Kids Cooking: Creepy Creature Cupcakes & Gross-Out CakesOctober 20, 2011
Thursday 6-8 p.m.
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1777 E. Broad St., Columbus
Kids ages 6+ will bake Halloween treats! Pre-registration required.
Boo at the ZooOctober 21-30, 2011
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Adults $14. Seniors $10. Children 2-9 $9.
4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell
Boo at the Zoo at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium means candy stations scattered throughout Zoo the haunted train ride! Don't miss the fortune tellers, magicians and of course the animals!
HOWLoween Pets on ParadeOctober 23, 2011
Sunday noon-3 p.m.
Easton Town Center
160 Easton Town Center, Columbus
The parade is sponsored by the Capital Area Humane Society where participants dress up their pets in dogalicious Halloween costumes and raises money to help the abused, abandoned, and homeless animals of Central Ohio.
The Haunted ShipOctober 27-29, 2011
Thursday-Saturday 7-10 p.m.
25 Marconi Blvd., Columbus
Take the kiddos on a boo-rrific haunted pirate ship in downtown Columbus. They promise a little boo for everyone.
Haunted Statehouse ToursOctober 14, 2011, October 15, 2011, October 21, 2011 and October 22, 2011 from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Tours will depart every half hour between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tour times are: 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets are limited to 40 individuals per tour time each night. This event has sold out during the previous six years.
Broad, High, and Third Streets, Columbus
$12 per adult and $6 per child under the age of 12.
MAiZE at Little Darby CreekOctober 29 & 30, 2011
Friday – 5PM to 10PM; Saturday – Noon to 10PM; Sunday – Noon to 6PM; Weekdays by Group Reservations
8657 Axe Handle Road, Milford Center, Ohio
This is the 10th fall season and the gigantic corn maze commemorates 150th anniversary of the civil war. There are also pumpkin patches, hay rides, cow train, petting zoo and more!
Spooky ScienceOctober 28-29, 2011
Friday 5-8 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
333 W. Broad St., Columbus
Halloween at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical GardensSunday, October 30, 2011
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
$9 seniors and students with valid ID
$6 children 3-17, under age 2 FREE
Franklin Park Conservatory
1777 East Broad Street
Kids are invited to dress up have fun at several of the fun family activities including trick or treat stations,arts and crafts, glassblowing demonstrations, guided tours etc.