Trunk-or-Treating and Trick-or-Treating 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

Trick-or-Treating Locations

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

Oakland’s Nursery Fall Specials 

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.

Fall Fun Fest

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.

Trunk-or-Treat Car Show

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.

Boo at the Zoo

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.


KidX Candy Crawl Drive-Thru

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.

Brick or Treat

Date: October 19 – 31

Location: Legoland Discovery Center

Details: Wear your costume and enter to win the daily prize.

Drive-Thru Curbside Trick-or-Treating

Dates: October 22 and October 29

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Lowe’s stores nationwide

Cost: Free

Details: Use the link to reserve a spot to receive candy and a small pumpkin to take home. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Trick or Treat Trail Prairie Township

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Westland High School Parking Lot

Cost: Free

Details: Local business’ will be on hand handing out sweet treats to little goblins, superheroes and princesses. This is a drive-thru event.

Creepside Festival

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!

Free Family Halloween Party

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!

Candy by the Carload

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.

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Radiant Life Trunk-or-Treat

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.

Hilliard Trunk-or-Treat: Ray Patch YMCA

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.

Check out the Spooktacular Map to see the activities available at Coffman Park. There’s a Storybook Walk featuring the book If You’re Scary and You Know It, Pumpkin Sign Hunt, and a Hay Maze.

Haunted Trail in Dublin, Ohio

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.)

Treat or Treat at The Five

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 to register for this FREE EVENT!!!

HalloWaffle Walk

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.

I 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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