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8 Fun Halloween Activities For Kids

October 21, 2022

8 Fun Halloween Activities For Kids

The spooky season is upon us! While navigating trick-or-treat costumes and candy consumption are two of the most traditional Halloween activities for kids, there’s much more to look forward to than the standard neighborhood night. This month, Fairfield County is hosting a whole bunch of fun Halloween activities for kids. Why not treat your little ghosts and ghouls to something special?

8 Halloween Activities For Kids This Year

Central Ohio is truly bringing its A-game to 2022’s haunted festivities. There are so many exciting things to do this year. Here are eight of our favorites:

AHA! Halloween Bash

Location: AHA! A Hands-On Adventure

Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2022

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Swing by this Saturday to claim a spooky goody bag and explore one of the coolest children’s museums in Ohio! Got a Marvel enthusiast in your home? This Halloween Bash will also be offering a superhero crafts workshop at 11:30 AM!


Pickerington Pet Fest

Location: Victory Park

Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Pickerington Village Association invites you and your pet to Pickerington Pet Fest! Contests, demonstrations, and a long list of vendors will round out an eventful afternoon. All types of pets are welcome!


Pumpkin Hike

Location: Alley Park

Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

While you’ll need to leave your furry friends behind for this one, the Pumpkin Hike at Charles Alley Memorial Park is not to be missed. While the hike itself starts at 6 pm, there are also opportunities to carve the pumpkins that will line the trail (8 am – 11 am) and grab some pre-hike concessions at 5:30 pm!


Haunted Village in Pickerington

A crowd gathered at The Haunted Village in Pickerington.

Location: Olde Pickerington Village

Date: Thursday, October 27th, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This Haunted Village may just represent the very definition of fun Halloween activities for kids. Expect ghostly tours, hayrides, mountains of candy, a haunted house, and so much more from the free community event!

Interested in lending a hand to frighten and entertain the kiddos? Give the Parks and Recreation Department a call at 614-833-2211!


Downtown Lancaster’s Trick or Treat

Location: Downtown Lancaster

Date: Saturday, October 29th, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A woman dressed as a witch for Halloween.

Everyone knows that Halloween is the best time of year to snag some candy from your kindlier neighbors. But have you ever knocked on the door of a local business, jack-o-lantern bucket in hand? Downtown Lancaster invites you to come out and give it a try. And you really should. Why? Because what organization wants to be associated with giving out lame candy to kids? Expect the good stuff here, folks!

Participating businesses will be listed at the link as the event date approaches.


Community Halloween Carnival

Location: Crossroads Ministry Center

Date: Saturday, October 29th, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Crossroads Event Center will be hosting its free seasonal carnival again this year! The early evening promises plenty of carnival-style food and games, so come on down and join the community for three hours of fun Halloween activities and tasty treats!


Kids Costume Party at Outerbelt Brewery

The Cork & Tap van parked outside Outerbelt Brewing.

Location: Outerbelt Brewery

Date: Sunday, October 30th, 2022

Time: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Little ones who come dressed to impress just might leave with one of several costume prizes from the Kids Costume Party at Outerbelt Brewery! This event will be running in conjunction with a full-fledged Halloween vendor show where adults can explore fun decor ideas, beauty products, and more from 40+ vendors. Fun Halloween activities for kids aren’t always fun for adults, but this one promises to keep the whole family entertained!


Little Boo’s Cookie & Charcuterie Workshop

Location: Outerbelt Brewery

Date: Sunday, Oct 30th, 2022

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Scheduled to begin immediately after the Kids Costume Party event (above), Little Boo’s Cookie & Charcuterie Workshop promises to be one of the most scrumptious Halloween activities for kids this season. Little bakers and future dinner party hosts will get two cookies each with decoration instructions from local bakery Courtney’s Cut Outs along with step-by-step charcuterie board building directions from Canal Charcuterie Co. Gotta cultivate that love of brie early, am I right?

Note: With the amount of fun Halloween activities that Outerbelt Brewery is throwing this year, you might be of the mind to grab a pint of pumpkin ale. Outerbelt IS one of Central Ohio’s best breweries to visit, after all. Luckily, the beloved brewery is offering a variety of seasonal drinks like the butternut squash and cinnamon-infused “Pump’Kin the Brakes” ale throughout this spookiest of seasons. So, definitely make additional plans to visit during non-event hours!


Which Halloween Activities Are You Most Excited For?

Let us know how you and your loved one are celebrating the spooky season! You can find us on Facebook or Instagram where we regularly post cool community news, events, and photos.

Happy Halloween, Fairfield County!

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