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Kid and Family Halloween Events in Columbus Ohio

Pumpkin patches, haunted pirate ships and more!


October is full of family fun with these special Halloween themed events. Every corner of the city comes alive with pumpkin patches, hay rides, kid-friendly haunted events and more. Be sure to check all of our events for Halloween.

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Fall Harvest Jamboree

October 12, 2013
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.

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Check out: Free October Art Event

Check out: Halloween Horror Movie Hook-Up Part 3 ( For Families!)

Check out: Highball Masquerade Ball

Creepside Festival

October 16, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 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 Eve

October 12 and 19, 2013
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!

Boo at the Zoo

October 18-27, 2013
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 Parade

October 20, 2013
Sunday noon-2 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.

MAiZE at Little Darby Creek Trick or Treat Weekend

October 26 & 27, 2013
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 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!

Halloween at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Saturday and Sunday October 26 and 27, 2013
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
$11 adults
$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.

North Market Halloween Party
Dates: October 27, 2013
Location: North Market
Hours: Sunday noon-3 p.m.
Admission: Free
59 Spruce St.
Columbus, 43215
From the website: Come one, come all ye tiny ghouls, goblins, transformers and otherwise Halloween-adorned tots. The North Market will host its annual children's' Halloween party and trick-or-treat bonanza. 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!


Dates: October 25, 2013
Location: Weigel Hall Auditorium, The Ohio State University
Hours: Friday 8-9:30 p.m.
Admission: $10
1866 N. College Rd.
Columbus, 43210
From the website: This popular costumed concert features student choral and instrumental ensembles with performers and audience in full Halloween attire. If dressing up isn't your thing, come as you are. It's a blast either way.


Dates: October 26-27, 2013
Location: Ohio History Center/Ohio Village
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday noon-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults $10. Seniors $9. Children 6-12 $5.
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, 43211
From the website: Enjoy a family weekend of hands on activities and programs related to the new exhibit 1950s: Building the American Dream. All activities are included with museum admission.

Trunk or Treat

Easton Town Center
October 30, 6:00-8:00 PM

From the website: Trunk or Treat is an alternative to the typical trick-or-treat experience where you and your family can enjoy the holiday in a safe, family environment with other children from the Easton community.

Ages 13 and under please. A parent must accompany. Costumes are a must!


Dates: October 31, 2013
Location: Love Zion Baptist Church
Hours: Thursday 6-8 p.m.
Admission: Free
1459 Madison Ave.
Columbus, 43205
From the website: The Love Zion Baptist Church Family Harvest Party is a safe and fun alternative to Halloween and Beggar's Night. The carnival-like atmosphere provides opportunity for wholesome Christian-appropriate activities for ALL to enjoy! Complete with games, music, activities, crafts, pumpkin decorating, face painting, costume contests, free concessions and candy, this event is so fun that the kids will not want to go home!

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