October is one of those months filled with nostalgia. For me, a lot of those memories focus on Halloween.
I had a lot of awesome costumes throughout the years, from 50’s poodle skirt girls to Ms. Frizzle. Trick or Treat is one of those time-honored traditions in the US. If you were allowed to participate as a kid, you probably have some very vivid memories. You knew which streets to go on first, which people gave out toothbrushes, and you were probably on a very tight schedule.
In 2014, the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Committee decided in 2014 that Trick or Treat for Columbus would be on October 31, unless that date is on a weekend. Then, Trick or Treat would be held the Thursday before. This Trick or Treat schedule is valid through 2019, although individual communities and special events in the Central Ohio area are entitled to choose their own dates and times.
Special Halloween Events
When: October 27-28, 2018
Where: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
What: The 15th Annual Creepside Festival is a free event with live music, games, activities, a not-so-scary trail, trick-or-treat with local organizations, escape rooms, inflatables and candy.
When: October 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Creekside Gahanna Park & Plaza, 117 Mill Street, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
When: October 27-28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E Broad Street
When: October 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: North Market, 59 Spruce Street
When: October 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Praire Township Community Center, 5955 West Broad Street
When: October 29 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: THREAD, 1285 Grandview Avenue
When: October 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 1400 Food Lab, 1400 Dublin Road
When: October 27 and 28 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Chiller Easton, 3600 Chiller Lane
2018 Trick or Treat times in Central Ohio
Bexley: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Blendon Township: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Canal Winchester: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Columbus: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Delaware: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Dublin: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Franklin Township: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Gahanna: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Genoa Township: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Grandview Heights: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Grove City: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Hamilton Township: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Hilliard: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Marysville: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
New Albany: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Orange Township: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pickerington: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Powell: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Prairie Township: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Upper Arlington: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Village of Marble Cliff: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Westerville: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Worthington: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Zanesville: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
You may be too old to go trick or treating, but you’re never too old to eat the candy. Don’t forget to inspect your kid’s candy. (Taste testing is encouraged!)
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