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Central Ohio Halloween

by Maureen McCabe on October 25, 2007

Beggar’s night (trick or treat) is on Halloween this year…

In the City of Columbus – Trick or Treat 2007 and many of the suburbs, Dublin, Powell, Westerville, Worthington.

A couple of years ago the Columbus Dispatch said of the history of Beggar’s Night in Columbus:

“Beggars Night, which could fall as many as four days before Halloween, was started in Columbus at least 90 years ago, originally because a Downtown community party was held on Oct. 31. But the party got too rowdy, according to newspaper accounts, and Columbus police halted it in 1954.”

Channel 10 has a list of many Central Ohio Communities!

Halloween in Central Ohio is not just for little kids! Although the website says “Boys and Ghouls” the website and the real live site are definitely not for young children… or mature adults who don’t enjoy gore. Dead AcresHaunted Hoochie is scary.

It is one of the top 10 haunted houses in the US.

Terror Park at Cooper Stadium

Spooky Stories at Blendon Woods, 10/26/07, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Annual Halloween Party at Inniswood Gardens 10/28/07, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From the Dowtown Columbus.com

Halloween at The Red Brick District
Location: Main Street between Third St. and Fourth St.
Hours: October 27, 1 pm
Admission: Free
Come for a family-friendly Halloween celebration Downtown. Balloons, candy, popcorn and prizes for the kids, plus a canine costume contest!

The Columbus Symphony Concerts for Kids: The Magic of Halloween
Location: Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St.
Hours: October 28, 3 pm
Admission: $10 – $12; children 2 and under free
Phone: 614-228-8600″

The Columbus Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo is described on the Zoo website as “a Merry Not Scary Event.”

The Santa Maria on the river downtown becomes a pirate ship for Halloween! The Haunted Ship: Halloween at the Santa Maria, “Look out for the spiders and rats. Don’t be surprised if we come under attack!”

All Hallows Eve celebrated at the Ohio Historical Center / Ohio Village – info on Experience Columbus 

More to do for Halloween and otherwise…in Central Ohio visit Experience Columbus.

Originally posted on Discover Columbus… using that font.

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1 Halloween Costumes August 29, 2008 at 08:19 pm

There is always so much information here in your blog, thank you!

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