Trunk-or-Treating and Fall Festival Events in Columbus


Fall is our favorite season and we pack our weekends with trips to the Pumpkin Patch, Apple Picking, Fall Road Trips and of course Trunk-or-Treat events! They offer a great way to dress up in costume and have fun with our family in a laid back way!

If you haven’t participated in a Trunk-or-Treat event, you are really missing out! Mix together creatively decorated cars, daylight, candy and minimal walking from car to car and you’ve got the best parts of Halloween. Most of these events are FREE and children come dressed in costume. 

Here’s a list of the best Trunk-or-Treating and Trick-or-Treating locations in Columbus! Be sure to click on the link for each event to view more details and updated information as things may change.

Trick-or-Treating Locations

*Trunk-or-Treating and Trick-or-Treating locations are listed by date!

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus

Date: October 1-October 30, 2023

Location: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus at Easton

Details: This not-too-spooky event is perfect for families looking for some indoor fun. Check out a haunted MINILAND, daily costume contests, mascot meet and greets, an ultimate pumpkin house and more. Ages 3-10.

Upper Arlington Fall Fest

Date: Sunday, October 1, 2023

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Fancyburg Park

Details: Pick a pumpkin to carve into a spooky jack-o-lantern, dip your own caramel apple and create your own scarecrow! Additional attractions: games & live music, shelled corn pit, farm animal petting zoo, old-fashioned apple cider pressing, food vendors, and more.

Boo at the Zoo

Dates: All weekends in October this year! 13 candy stations around the zoo with lots of festive fun. A great event for your little ones!

Friday, October 6, 2023 – Sunday, October 8, 2023
Friday, October 13, 2023 – Sunday, October 15, 2023
Friday, October 20, 2023- Sunday, October 22, 2023

Friday, October 27, 2023- Sunday, October 19, 2023

Time: Friday: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sunday: 10:00 a.m – 8:00 p.m. (included with zoo admission).

Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Details: Be sure to check the zoo website here for times and details. Don’t forget to check out Jessis’s Jack O Lantern Journey with a self guided tour of the enchanted path that includes all things pumpkin! This is located in Asia Quest.


Oakland’s Nursery Fall Specials 

Date: Saturday, October 7 and 8, 2023 and Halloween Trick or Treat Costume Contest on Saturday, October 14, 2023. (This is for Columbus location only)

Time: See the website for updates on times!

Location: Oakland Nurseries 

Details: Events include: Sales, door prizes, all-you-can-carry pumpkins, pig racing, musical entertainment, tractor-pulled hay rides, kids’ games, special guests, Oakland’s Fall Fair Forest, petting zoo, bounce house, gourmet food sampling,  concessions,  pumpkin & face painting and more!

Delaware Fall Festival and Treatfest

Date: October 8, 2023

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m

Location: Delaware Community Center YMCA

Details: Bounce park, carnival games, costume contest, a magician, shopping and family resources!

CC Church Fall Festival 2023

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Christian Community Church

Details: Come join in the fun with inflatables, hayrides and more!

Boo & Brew

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023

Time: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: At Polaris Fashion Place – outside in the Polaris Lifestyle Center near The Cheesecake Factory.

Details: Enjoy live music, food, beer, family-friendly Fall activities and so much more. All for a great cause! Head inside for the Fall Harvest Vendor Show.

New Albany Parks and Recreation Trunk or Treat

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023

Time: 3:00-6:00 pm

Location: Bevelhymer Park

Details: Come out in your best costumes and enjoy this free community event at Bevelhymer Park. There will be over 60 trunks to visit, inflatables, performers, pumpkin carving demonstrations, food trucks and MORE!

Dublin Spooktacular

Dates: Thursday, October 19, 2023 – Friday, October 20, 2023

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday

Details: The two-day event will be spread out in Coffman Park providing even more fun for everyone. Ghosts and goblins will enjoy returning favorites like the Trunk or Treat Trail, hay maze, crafts, and live performances.

Trunk or Treat at Hebron New Life United Methodist Church

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023

Time: 6:00-7:00 pm

Location: 925 W. Main St., Hebron, Ohio

Details: Come join in the fun!

Hilliard Trunk-or-Treat Car Show

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Hilliard Presbyterian Church (3600 Leap Road, Hilliard)

Details: Trick or Treat: 1:00 – 3:00
Spectators & Trick or Treaters Free. Awards: 3:00
50 Awards including Best Costumes & Best Decorations

Trick or Treat Trail Prairie Township

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Westland High School Parking Lot

Cost: Free

Details: This is a free walk-up event where families can receive candy from local businesses. Food trucks will be onsite and the special guests are the Central Ohio Ghostbusters.

Candy by the Carload in Powell

Date: Sunday, October 22, 2023

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: City of Powell Municipal Building (47 Hall Street)

Details: The parking lot will be transformed into a trick-or-treater’s treasure chest as local businesses and organizations set up booths and car trunks filled with candy, toys and other Halloween goodies. Must register for 15 minute spot!

Trunk or Treat

 “Suite or Treats” at Sola Salon Suites

Date: October 26, 2023

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Embassy Suites New Albany

Details: Get ready for a spooktacular night of tricks and treats in our “Suite or Treat” event, where you’ll enjoy a wickedly fun time!

Haunted Village in Pickerington

Date: October 26, 2023

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Old Pickerington

Details: Halloween fun for all ages. Ghost tours, story-telling, hayrides, trick or treating through the Olde Pickerington Village businesses, haunted museum, haunted house, food, and more.

Great Goblin Festival

Date: October 27, 2023

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Academy Park in Gahanna

Details: Back by popular demand, this event includes all of your favorite Halloween and fall activities including a trick-or-treat trail, light shows, live entertainment, and lots of fun surprises!

Trunk OR Treat

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2023

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Location: Keller Williams Premier Realty at 3111 Columbus St. in Grove City

Details: The event is open to the public. Candy will be passed out from car trunks.

Halloween on The Green, Worthington

Date: Friday, October 27, 2023

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Old Worthington Green

Details: Come trick or treat on the green with various vendors! Arts and Crafts Stations and more! See details on page 3.

Halloween on the Green

Free Family Halloween Party

Date: Friday, October 27, 2023

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Vineyard Community Church (15187 Palmer Rd SW, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068)

Details: The trunk or treat is from 6:30 – 7:15pm as well as games and activities for kids, a dance party and hayride! Food and drink for purchase.

Scarysville in Marysville

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Location: Uptown Marysville

Details: The streets of Uptown “Scarysville” come alive with Halloween fun! Kids can wear their costumes and visit Uptown merchants for candy and other goodies. Sponsored by the Historic Marysville Business District Association.

Spooky Stockhands Trick or Treat with the Horses 2023

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: Trunk or Treat with the horses! There are four time slots available: 11am to Noon, Noon to 1pm, 1pm to 2pm, 2pm to 3pm.

Boo Off Broadway

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023

Time: Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Grove City- in the Park Street Promenade

Details: The event kicks off with the costume parade and continues with games, activities, food and some special guest.

614us Trunk or Treat Festival

Date: October 28, 2023

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location:1500 East 17th Avenue Columbus, OH 43219

Details: Get ready for a spooktacular in-person event, the 614Us Trunk or Treat Festival, where we’ll be trick-or-treating from car trunks, enjoying the fun!

Trunk or Treat at Grace Polaris Church

Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023

Time: 4:00-6:00 pm

Location: Main Campus

Details: This event is free for the community to attend. A live DJ (courtesy of 104.9 The River) will be playing tunes, there are games, lots of candy, a real firetruck, bounce house, hot dogs, refreshments and more!

Hilliard Trunk-or-Treat: With Movement Church

Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Hilliard/Ray Patch Family YMCA (4515 Cosgray Road, Hilliard)

Details: It is a safe, easy environment for young kids to dress up, have fun, and get a lot of candy. Participating cars back into parking spots and pass out candy from their trunks. Young children can walk just a few hundred feet and fill their bags in a quick, safe trip.


Tots Trick or Treat, Pickerington 

Date: October 31, 2023

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: City Hall

Details: Children 2-5 years old accompanied by an adult may wear their favorite costumes as they walk through the decorated City Hall to see staff dressed in costumes while receiving a few goodies.

We can’t wait to see what’s in store this year at all of the Trunk-or-Treat events in Columbus!!! Visiting a few of these is a must for me! Don’t forget to check out our post on Easy and Affordable Halloween Costume Ideas for inspiration! Happy Halloween!


  1. Hello,
    Please correct the location of the October 21st Trick or Treat Trail event with Preservation Parks of Delaware County. The event does not take place at Deer Haven Park this year, the correct location for the Trick or Treat Trail is at Gallant Woods Park located at 2151 Buttermilk Hill Road in Delaware, Ohio 43015.

    We love that you are advertising events to your amazing moms. Please make this correction so everybody wins. Thanks!

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