Fall family fun - Halloween 2015

Fall family fun - Halloween 2015.

Beggars nights

Oct. 29

Bexley 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Blendon Township 6-8 p.m.

Canal Winchester 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Clinton Township 6-8 p.m.

Columbus 6-8 p.m.

Dublin 6-8 p.m.

Gahanna 6-8 p.m.

Grandview Heights 6-8 p.m.

Grove City 6-8 p.m.

Groveport 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Harrisburg 6-8 p.m.

Hilliard 6-8 p.m.

Johnstown 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Lithopolis 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Lockbourne 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Madison Township 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Marble Cliff 6-8 p.m.

Mifflin Township 6-8 p.m.

Minerva Park 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

New Albany 6-8 p.m.

New Lexington 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Obetz 6-8 p.m.

Orange Township 6-8 p.m.

Perry Township 6-8 p.m.

Pickerington 6-8 p.m.

Plain Township 6-8 p.m.

Prairie Township 6-8 p.m.

Reynoldsburg 6-8 p.m.

Shawnee Hills 6-8 p.m.

Somerset 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Sunbury 6-8 p.m.

Upper Arlington 6-8 p.m.

Urbancrest 6-8 p.m.

Violet Township 6-8 p.m.

West Jefferson 6-8 p.m.

Westerville 6-8 p.m.

Whitehall 6-8 p.m.

Oct. 30

Galena 6-7:15 p.m.


Oct. 31

Berlin Township 6-8 p.m.

Delaware 6-8 p.m.

Etna Township 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Marysville 6-8 p.m.

Pataskala 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Powell 6-8 p.m.

Riverlea 6-8 p.m.

Worthington 6-8 p.m.

Halloween/fall harvest events

The MAiZE! in Milford Center is open. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, now through Nov. 1, this cornfield labyrinth provides more than two miles of twists, turns and dead ends on the Rausch family farm. On average, maze-goers will wander for more than an hour seeking the labyrinth's one and only exit. The MAiZE will also have additional activities including a pumpkin patch, hayrides, Barnyard Bouncer, Corn Cannons, Pumpkin Blaster, cow barrel train, Laser Tag, Family Dodgeball, farm animals, pedal carts, tube slide, PVC roller slide and rubber duck races, Spiderweb, Kiddie Maze and campfires.  The haunted Field of Fright will be opened at dark on the weekends before Halloween. The MAiZE is open Fridays from 5-10 p.m., Saturdays from 12 noon-10 p.m., Sundays from 12 noon-6 p.m. The costs of admission is $8.50 for ages 3+ and $13.50 if the haunted Field of Fright option is chosen. Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more. THE MAiZE is located at 8657 Axe Handle Rd, Milford Center.  It is 10 miles south of Marysville and 8 miles west of Plain City just off SR 161. For more information, call 937-349-4781 or visit the website at www.themaize.com.


Canal Winchester

City of Canal Winchester, family friendly Beggars Night activities with Trick-or-Treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29. The annual Halloween party sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10523 will be immediately following at the Frances Steube Community Center, 22 S. Trine St. There is no fee. Canal Winchester Human Services will help sponsor entertainment for the evening. Trick-or-Treat will be held rain or shine.


Dublin will host Halloween fun with its annual Spooktacular Oct. 15. The event boasts family fun for all ages from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Dublin Community Recreation Center, 5600 Post Road. New to the event that is both inside and outside the recreation center is a chance to play with thousands of Legos at Lego Landing. The Turtle Lady, Bug Man, COSI and a professional pumpkin carver will make a return. Other offerings at Dublin's Spooktacular include the Trunk-or-Treat Trail, hay maze, hayrides, fortune-tellers, music, paranormal portraits and a chance to meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Parking for the event is available at the recreation center, Coffman Park and Coffman High School. Spooktacular will be held rain or shine. If severe weather is expected, some activities will be moved inside the recreation center.

Howl-O-Ween & Pooch Party, 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at Coffman Park, 5568 Coffman Park Drive, Dublin. All funds raised at this event will go directly to Dublin Pet Fair Charities. A pet food collection also will be held during the walk to benefit the Sedona Grace Foundation.

Grove City

Boo on Broadway, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Grove City Town Center. This family-friendly alternative to the traditional door-to-door Beggars' Night, set for 6 to 8 p.m. that night, allows children to dress in costume and safely collect candy from area businesses and civic organizations. This event is held rain or shine. Affected streets are closed to traffic from 5 to 9 p.m. with parking restrictions in place starting at 3 p.m. These streets are: Broadway from Grant Street to Grove City Road, and Park Street from Arbutus Avenue to the first driveway west of City Hall.


Groveport Lions Club Block Party, 7 p.m. Oct. 29 between Front Street and Oak on Main Street, following Trick or Treat. Hot dogs, popcorn and drinks will be passed out at Town Hall, 648 Main St., during Trick or Treat.


Haunted Village will be returning to Olde Pickerington Village from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28.

Tots Trick-or-Treat at City Hall will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Oct. 29.


Madcap's Legend of Sleepy Hollow, 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17. This program for all ages will be held in the auditorium of Big Walnut High School, 555 S. Old 3C Road. Free. Registration required.

Upper Arlington

The Upper Arlington community will host Beggars Night the evening of Thursday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. As part of the celebration, the city’s volunteer Pumpkin Patrol will cruise city streets in marked vehicles to observe the festivities and help preserve children’s safety. In the event of inclement weather Oct. 29, the city will post updates about the evening’s schedule on its website, facebook and twitter.


Heartland of Uptown Westerville, annual Fall Festival, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at 140 Old County Line Road. There will be games, prizes and refreshments. There is no fee.


Employment for Seniors Trick or Treat 5K/Little Monster Dash, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 31 at John Bishop Park, Langley Avenue side. This family-friendly event, held in partnership with the city of Whitehall, includes a 5K race starting at 10 a.m. at the John Bishop Park bandstand. First 200 registrants will receive a race shirt and prizes will be awarded to top three male runners and top three female runners. The Little Monster Dash starts at 9:30 a.m. and includes a 50-yard course for under-6-year-old children and a 100-yard course for 7-10-year-old runners. Runners and walkers are encouraged to wear costumes and bring their pets. There will be prizes for best individual, team and pet costumes. All proceeds benefit Employment for Seniors.


Pumpkin Parade, Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., starting at 10 a.m. Oct. 30, at which 2-5-year-olds will enjoy a seasonal storytime that includes singing, dancing and a parade around the library (weather permitting).

The Ghost Trolley, Ohio Railway MuseumOct 17, 24, and 31, 4-8 p.m. The first tour starts at 4:30pm, following tours leave the depot every half hour after. Ticket sales stop at 8.p.m., and the last tour leaves at 8:30.p.m. Ghost Trolley is designed for younger children to have fun and not to be overly frightened. Tour decorated rail cars, listen to ghost stories while riding the rails. Admission for this event is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors/military, $7 for children ages 4-12, with children ages 3 and under get in for free.

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