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.
*Trunk-or-Treating and Trick-or-Treating locations are listed by date!
Date: Saturday, October 3 and 4, 2020 and October 10 and 11, 2020
Time: See website for updates on times!
Location: Oakland Nurseries
Details: Enjoy weekend door prizes and some weekend events on October 3 and 4 and October 10 and 11, 2020. Plus, all-you-can-carry pumpkins will be on the weekend of October 10 and 11. Call your Oakland neighborhood store to learn more details.
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Location: Living Word Lutheran Church – Galena, Ohio (7539 Dustin Rd, Galena, Ohio 43021)
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Details: There will be hayrides, bounce houses, fun games, free Kona Ice, and food trucks.
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020 (Rain date October 17)
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Hilliard Presbyterian Church (3600 Leap Road, Hilliard)
Details: Event is on this year! Cars can pull in before 1:00 p.m. There will be costume judging and awards that start at 3:00 p.m. Food will be served outside, church will be open for restrooms only.
Dates: Three weekends this year!
Friday, October 16, 2020 – Sunday, October 18, 2020 AND Friday, October 23, 2020 – Sunday, October 25, 2020 AND Friday, October 30, 2020- November 1, 2020.
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). Pre-registration is required.
Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Details: Be sure to check the zoo website here for times and details.
Date: October 17
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: The street that runs through the Polaris Lifestyle Center, between Benihana and The Cheesecake Factory.
Details: Come dressed in your costume and ready to collect treats in a safe way.
Date: October 19 – 31
Location: Legoland Discovery Center
Details: Wear your costume and enter to win the daily prize.
Dates: October 22 and October 29
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Lowe’s stores nationwide
Details: Use the link to reserve a spot to receive candy and a small pumpkin to take home. Costumes are encouraged but not required.
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Westland High School Parking Lot
Details: Local business’ will be on hand handing out sweet treats to little goblins, superheroes and princesses. This is a drive-thru event.
Date: Stay tuned for date!
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Creekside Park & Plaza (117 Mill Street, Gahanna)
Details: This will be a drive thru event in 2020!
Date: Date to be determined for 2020
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Vineyard Community Church (15187 Palmer Rd SW, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068)
Details: Trunk-Or-Treat in the parking lot outside of the church and they will start their evening with a Trunk-or-Treat in the parking lot. Modifications are still being made for 2020 with COVID-19 guidelines.Dress in your best costumes and bring your kiddos to celebrate some safe family fun this holiday!
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
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.
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Radiant Life Church (7100 Post Road, Dublin)
Details: See your favorite movie characters, food, carnival games and collect candy from your favorite cars. Please see their website as information is updated about this event.
Date: Still waiting a date for 2020
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hilliard/Ray Patch Family YMCA (4515 Cosgray Road, Hilliard)
Details: Holding out optimism that this event can occur in a smaller setting. Details will be updated as soon as information is provided.
Dates: October 27 – October 30
Time: dusk until dawn
Dublin has changed up their popular event this year so be sure to use the links to read about the new offerings this year.
Dates: October 27, 28, 30, 31
Time: 5:00 – 8:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. 1:00 – 8:30 pm on Saturday.
Location: Coffman Park (next to the Dublin Rec Center
Details: Must preregister and bring your receipt for entry. Registration is available for Dublin residents and Dublin School District residents only.
For more fun, check out the Spooktacular Map to see the activities available at Coffman Park from October 27 – October 30 from dawn until dusk.
Also, Dublin is hosting Not-So-Spooky Drive-In Movies on Saturday nights in October and some Friday nights. Costumes are encouraged. (Dublin residents and Dublin school district residents only can register.)
Date: October 28, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Details: This is a special socially distanced Trick or Treat experience at The Five in Westerville! Games, Prizes and Giveaways! Visit their website www.thefiveparty.com/events to register for this FREE EVENT!!!
Date: October 31, 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Details: Take a walk through Hilliard’s Station Park in your Halloween costume. Enjoy a waffle to-go by Coffee Connections, stop by our 3 treat stations, and take your Halloween costume photos with the fully decorated park. Admission cost is a non-perishable food item for the Hilliard Food Pantry. Must pre-register for each person.