2009 Columbus Halloween Events

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

8657 Axe Handle Road

Milford Center, Ohio

Friday and Saturday Nights - October 9 - 31, 2009

Friday - 5PM to 10PM; Saturday - Noon to 10PM; Sunday - Noon to 6PM; Weekdays by Group Reservations

(937) 349-4781

King's Island Howl-O-Fest

6300 Kings Island Drive

P.O. Box 901

Kings Island, OH 45034

Every Saturday & Sunday through Nov. 1

12PM - 5:30PM

Free with park admission

The Circleville Pumpkin Show

159 East Franklin Street

Circleville, Ohio 43113

3rd Wednesday through Saturday in October

Bob Evans Farm Festival

791 Farmview Road

Bidwell, Ohio 45614

October 9-11, 2009

Haunted Statehouse Tours

77 S High St

Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 752-9777

Oct. 16-24

Mon.-Fri.: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat.-Sun.: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Adults: $8, Children under 16: $4

Boo Train

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

P.O. Box 427

Nelsonville, Ohio 45764

Train date: Saturday, October 24, 2009. This train is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. departure and lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours.

Cost: Adult $15; Senior (60+) $13; Child (3-12) $7 (Under 3 yrs. old ride free but must sit on guardian's lap.)

Boo at the Zoo

9990 Riverside Dr.

Powell, OH 43065

(614) 645-3550

Oct. 16, 23 and 30 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Oct. 17, 24 and 31 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Oct. 18 and 25 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

This delightfully haunting Halloween celebration offers appearances, shows and meals with from Iron Man, Spiderman, Captain America and the Green Goblin, candy stations, magicians, a haunted train ride and other thrilling Halloween activities.

Santa Maria Haunted Ship

1111 East Broad Street

Lower Level

Columbus, OH 43205

Ship is located at the corner of Marconi & West Broad Street, at Batelle Riverfront Park.

614-645-0351

October 29-31, 2009

7pm - 10pm.

Adults $5.00, Youth 4-12 $2.50, Seniors 60+ $4.50

Broadway Across America Columbus: Young Frankenstein at Ohio Theatre

Oct. 27-Nov 1

39 E. State St.

Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 469-1045

Stephen Knight's Magic of the Night

Lincoln Theatre

October 16 and 17

Standard ticket prices will be $16, $22 and $28, plus fees.

Tickets available online at www.Ticketmaster.com or CAPA.com, or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

All Hallow's Eve

Ohio Historical Society

Ohio Village Columbus

1982 Velma Avenue

Come enjoy this 19th-century Halloween celebration with children's activities, games, crafts and more. The celebration is on October 17- 24 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for kids. For more information call (800) 686-6124.

McDonald's Greenhouse Corn Maze

3100 Adamsville Road

Zanesville, Ohio

Saturday: 10AM to 7PM

Sunday 1PM to 6PM

Weekdays and/or Groups: by appointment

(740) 452-4858

mcdonaldsgreenhouse@columbus.rr.com

Drive Through the Haunted Park

Licking Park District - Infirmary Mound Park

State Route 37

Granville, Ohio

Drive through the haunted park and beware... each shelter house is haunted!

This is a drive-through only, you will have to stay in your vehicle. Limited drink and food is available, and souvenirs.

Price is $20.00 per vehicle

(740) 587-2535

mail@lickingparkdistrict.com

Ghost Writing Workshop

October 7, 8, 10, 17,

Fourth through sixth graders are welcome to participate in this free two-part workshop. You will learn how Thurber creates suspense in his story then rolls out the crazy antics to make it funny. Everyone who takes part in the workshops will be invited to attend one of two celebration parties at the Thurber Center. For more information on the workshop or to register call (614) 464-1032.

Harvest Festival 2009

Doran's Farm Market

5462 Babbitt Rd

Come to this free festival and enjoy pumpkins, crafts, alpacas, entertainment, a blacksmith, duck pond and a lollipop tree. Take part in this fall fun on October 10 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

(614) 775-6222.

Creepside Festival Gahanna

Creekside Park

123 Mill Street

Gahanna, OH 43230

October 14th 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Halloween Party

Everal Barn and Homestead

60 N. Cleveland Ave.

This is a wonderful event to bring kids 8 and younger to where they can play carnival games, walk the Trick-or-Treat Trail and enjoy Halloween Bingo safely. This free party is on October 16 from 6 - 8 p.m.

Call (614) 901-6500 for more information.

Delaware NNA Ghost Walk 2009

A night of mystery & intrigue: Hear spooky stories at the Delaware Arts Castle. James Willis, author of "Weird Ohio" shares hair-raising tales. Guides take you on an hour walking tour through Delaware's Northwest Neighborhood to hear about the paranormal activities and histories of century old homes. Visit the old jail, and tour the cells below. See a post-tour scary movie at the Strand Theatre. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. All proceeds benefit charity.

October 17, 2009 - Two Sessions: 6PM to 10PM and 8PM to Midnight.

740-815-3359 or 614-738-3238

Howling Halloween Costume Party

Sprout Soup

4310 N. High St.

Dress up and come on down to Sprout Soup for the celebration of our one year in business. Bring your kids in full costume wonderfulness, and enjoy a costume parade, theme treats, a live performer, face painting, pumpkin decorating and more. This free event will be held on October 23 from 5 - 7 p.m. For more information call (614) 267-7768.

Halloween Pet Parade

Easton Town Center

160 Easton Town Center

Columbus, OH 43219

614-416-7000

Hosted by the Capital Area Humane Society

Sunday, October 25, 2009

12-3 pm

Kids Halloween Party at the North Market

59 Spruce St.

Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 463-9664

Sunday, October 25, 2009

12-3 p.m.

Boo to the Flu

Beech Maple Lodge at Blacklick Woods Metro Park

6975 Livingston Ave

Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Enjoy hot dogs, hot chocolate and a mammal display and receive a flu shot from a Life Care Alliance nurse. There is no cost for individuals 65 and older with Medicare or specific Medicare Advantage Plans. Cost for individuals 64 and younger is $25. Be sure to bring your medical card. This event is held on October 29 from 3 - 7 p.m.

The Great Pumpkin Carver

Westerville Community Center

350 N. Cleveland Ave.

With the help of our leaders, your child will learn how to carve the perfect pumpkin. One pumpkin will be provided per participant. This activity is on October 27 from 6 - 7 p.m. Please register by calling the Westerville Community Center at (614) 901-6500. $15 for residents and $20 for non-residents.

Haunted Trail

Heritage Park

60 n. Cleveland Avenue

Your middle schoolers and older children can join us for a frightening night along a haunted trail. Creepy thrills and crawly chills guaranteed. The cost is only $5 per person and is held 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. on October 30.

(614) 901-6500

Lee Plaza Trunk-or-Treat

Come join us on Halloween night, October 31, for a safe and fun Trunk or Treat at Lee Plaza, located at the corner of Schrock Rd. and Cleveland Ave. in Westerville. There will be games, prizes and fun for all ages. Get your pictures taken in costume. The Truck or Treat is from 7- 9 p.m.

Halloween Concert - Columbus Symphony Pops

Veterans Memorial Auditorium

300 West Broad Street

Columbus, Ohio

October 31, 2009 at 8:00PM

Albert-George Schram, conductor

Join us as we open our POPS season with two standout performers, Lisa Vroman and Doug LaBrecque as they delight with glorious excerpts from The Phantom of the Opera. Come "dressed to thrill" and enjoy a night of musical entertainment suitable for all generations of the family. You'll be sure to leave with goose bumps this Halloween evening.

Fright Night 5K Run

Creekside Park and Plaza on Mill Street in Old Hilliard. Take the 62 exit off 270.

The race begins and finishes at Creekside Park and Plaza in Old Hilliard. Check out our on-line map for a detailed look at the course.

Join hundreds of ghosts and gobblins at the second annual Fright Night 5K on Saturday, October 31st at 8pm. You're sure to enjoy this unusual night of goulish exercise as you run (or walk) past haunted graveyards leading to the specially lite Gahanna Golf Course. You will run along the well paved cart paths and return back to the beautiful Creekside Park and Plaza Old Gahanna for a little post race food andf beverage. No whimps or scardy cats!

Pumpkin Patches:

Circle S Farms

9015 London-Groveport Road

Grove City, Ohio

(614) 878-7980

Hann Farms

4600 Lockbourne Road

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 491-0812

Hoffman's Farm Market

800 Hilliard-Rome Road

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 878-5161

Schacht Farms

5950 Shannon Road

Canal Winchester, Ohio

(614)833-1932

2009 Trick-or-Treat dates/times

  • Alexandria: Thursday, October 29; 6:00 8:00 pm
  • Bexley: Thursday, October 29; 5:30 7:30 pm.
  • Canal Winchester: Thursday October 29
  • Columbus: Thursday, October 29, 2009; 6:00 8:00 pm.
  • Delaware: Saturday, October 31; 6:00 8:00 pm
  • Dublin: Thursday, October 29; 6:00 8:00 pm
  • Gahanna: Thursday, October 29; 6:00 8:00 pm
  • Galena: Saturday, October 31
  • Grandview Heights: Saturday, October 31; 6:00 8:00 pm
  • Granville Thursday, October 29; 5:30 7:00 pm
  • Grove City: Thursday, October 29; 6:00 8:00 pm
  • Groveport: Thursday, October 29; 5:30 7:00 pm
  • Heath: Thursday, October 29, 2009; 5:30 7:00 pm
  • Hebron: Thursday, October 29; 6:00 8:00 pm
  • Hilliard: Thursday, October 29; 6:00 8:00 pm
  • Johnstown: Thursday, October 30; 6:00 8:00pm
  • Lancaster: Thursday, October 29; 6:00 7:30 pm
  • Marysville: Thursday, October 29; 6:00 pm
  • New Albany: - Thursday, October 29; 6:00 8:00 pm
  • Newark: Thursday, October 30; 5:30 7:00 pm
  • Obetz: Saturday, October 31; 6:00 8:00 pm
  • Pataskala: Thursday, October 29; 6:00 7:30 pm pm
  • Pickerington: Thursday October 29; 6:00 8:00 pm
  • Plain City: Saturday, October 31; 6:00 8:00 pm
  • Powell: Saturday, October 31; 6:00 8:00 pm
  • Reynoldsburg: Thursday, October 29; 6:00 8:00 pm
  • Sunbury: Saturday, October 31; 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Upper Arlington: Thursday, October 29; 6:00 8:00 pm
  • Westerville: Saturday, October 31; 6:00 8:00 pm
  • Whitehall: Thursday, October 29; 6:00 8:00 pm
  • Worthington: Thursday, October 29; 6:00 8:00 pm