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The Best Halloween Happenings & More in Fairfield County

October 26, 2022

The Best Halloween Happenings & More in Fairfield County

October may be coming to an end, but there are still many fun fall events to experience right here in Fairfield County!  Whether you’re looking for something spooky for Halloween, something outdoorsy, or even something Bob Ross themed, we’ve got you covered.

Fairfield County Trail of Scarecrows

trail of scarecrows

An event loved throughout the entire county, the Fairfield County Trail of Scarecrows is the perfect fall trail to get out and explore! Named, “The Scarecrow Capital of Ohio,” Fairfield County has 14 communities displaying only the best scarecrows from local businesses, organizations and residents during the entire month of October.  

Ready to take on the trail? Check out our digital map that will show you a list of scarecrows in each community around Fairfield.  Download the Visit Fairfield County app to learn more about our scarecrow challenges for your chance to win a prize and don’t forget to vote for your favorite scarecrow, of course! 


Scary Outdoor Fun

It’s the season of all things ghostly and ghoulish! Don’t miss out on these scary-fun outdoor adventures.

  • Haunted Farm in Pleasantville
    Date: 10/28/2022, 10/29/2022, 11/4/2022, 11/5/2022
    Time: 7:30PM – 11:30PM
    Known for their “Farm Fresh Fear” the Haunted Farm in Pleasantville includes a haunted barn and corn maze.  Celebrate the holiday of horror with guaranteed “more screams per acre” than any other farm around!
Fairfield County Infirmary
  • Public Ghost Hunt at Fairfield County Infirmary
    Date: 10/28/2022 – 10/29/2022, 11/11/2022 – 11/12/2022
    Time: 6:30PM – 3:30AM
    Mix a bit of history with some scary ghost stories and what do you get? Featured on the Travel Channel, the former hospital is the best place to test your ghost hunting abilities, and courage, this Halloween.
  • Self Guided Flashlight Tour at the Fairfield County Infirmary
    Date: 10/29/2022 – 10/30/2022, 11/5/2022 – 11/6/2022
    Time: 7:00PM – 12:00AM
    Dive deep into the “most haunted building in Southern Ohio” with  41,000 sq. ft. and no lights but the Exit signs! B.Y.O.F. (Bring Your Own Flashlight) and see if you have what it takes to make it through the 200 year old  Infirmary.
  • Clown Maze at Hartland Farm
    Date: 10/29/2022
    Time: 7:00PM – 9:00PM
    The Clown Maze at Hartland Farm takes the phrase, “clowning around” to a whole new level.  Make your way through this dark maze with only your flashlight in hand and be wary as the not-so-funny clowns creep out at night.

Looking for some more frightful fun? Check out this Fairfield County map for all-things creepy in the county! 


No Tricks, Just Treats

Wanting some scary-good fun but without the chase? Check out these events happening below.

  • Monster Bash at the Mill
    Date: 10/28/2022
    Time: 5:00PM – 7:00PM
    Have a blast at the Monster Bash! What better way to celebrate Halloween than at a supposedly haunted building with “frightful food and devilish drinks?”  Enjoy live music from special guest, Dad Company, as well as a costume contest with cash prizes
  • Adult Halloween Party at Picture Perfect Ranch
    Date: 10/28/2022
    Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM
    Calling all animal lovers! Spend the night hanging out with baby kangaroos, otters, alpacas, pigs and more.  After the animal fun, bring your own beverage and enjoy a bonfire and costume contest!
  • Little Shop of Horrors at the Wagnalls Memorial Library
    Date: 11/4/2022, 11/5/2022, 11/11/2022, 11/12/2022 | Time: 7:30PM – 10:30PM
    Date: 11/6/2022, 11/13/2022 | Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM
    Sit back, relax, and enjoy Halloween with the smash-hit production, Little Shop of Horrors! Come get a seat close to the action… but not too close

Boos & Brews

Check out the local breweries (or should we say boo-weries)  in Fairfield County as they also join in on the Halloween spirit.

  • Adult Costume Party at Outerbelt Brewing
    Date: 10/29/2022
    Time: 7:00PM – 11:00PM
    Costumes aren’t just for the kids!  Dress up and join Outerbelt Brewing for their Adult Costume Party and win a prize for best costume!
  • Bob Ross’ B-Day Halloween Costume Party at Combustion Brewery & Tap Room
    Date: 10/29/2022 – 10/30/2022
    Time: 11:00AM – 12:00AM
    You read that right – spend the night celebrating Halloween and Bob Ross’ birthday… at the same time! And what’s the best way to honor the 90s American artist?  With painting, of course! Grab a brush and join Studio 614 with their Ross-inspired paint class. Not to mention, the best Bob Ross costume will win a $50 gift card.

Explore our Route 33 Brew Trail for other tasty craft beers in other unforgettable locations.


Other Upcoming Autumn Activities

Maybe you’re looking for something a little less frightening as October winds to an end – now is the best time to take advantage of all the other fall fun happening in Fairfield.

  • Fall Foliage Hike at Smeck Park
    Date: 10/27/2022
    Time: 1:00PM – 3:00PM
    Looking to get out and stretch your legs before winter?  Join an education specialist at Smeck Park for a relaxing two-mile hike and appreciate the colors of autumn.
Plants from STUMP.
  • Freedom’s Never Free
    Date: 11/2/2022 – 11/5/2022
    Time: 4:00PM – 6:00PM
    Located at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Freedom’s Never Free is an annual appreciation celebration for our Veterans, Military and First Responders. Bring a toy donation for the Marines as they collect for this year’s Toys for Tots drive and enjoy the motorcycle parade.  Don’t forget to check out the Freedom’s Never Free USO Dance on November 4th from 7:00PM-10:00PM, with food trucks and music from the Nostalgics!

Looking for more fun things to do in Fairfield County? Check out our website for all upcoming events, subscribe to our monthly Visit Fairfield County newsletter, and download our app to stay in-the-know. 

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