Trunk or Treating in Columbus, Ohio

I love ALL things Halloween related and Trunk or Treating is one of my newest obsessions.  I was in such awe of all the creatively decorated vehicles and costumes we visited last year.  I had as much fun as my kiddos!  🙂


  • For the Trunk or Treat events children come dressed in costume and walk around to different decorated parked cars to collect candy.   Such fun!

Click below to read for a list of Trunk or Treat events in Columbus, Ohio!

Dublin Spooktacular (Thursday, October 15 from 3:30 – 8:30 pm at the Dublin Community Rec Center) Kids come in costume for all kinds of fun!!!  Trunk or treating, pictures with guests MICKEY and MINNIE MOUSE, food trucks, opportunities to build with Legos, The Turtle Lady, The Bug Man and other Halloween related crafts and activities.

YMCA of Delaware Mingo Park (Saturday, October 24 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm) Free trunk or treat, hot dog meal, pumpkin (free to first 500 kids ages 9 and under), inflatables, live music, marshmallow roasting, costume contest.

City of Powell at 47 Hall Street (Saturday, October 24 from 5:00 – 7: 00 pm)

Stonybrook Church in Gahanna (Saturday, October 24 starting at 5:00 pm) *the website has two different ending times listed as 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  So I would get there on the earlier side just to be sure.

Powell United Methodist Church (Saturday, October 24 from 6:00-8:00 pm)

Jerome United Methodist Church (Sunday, October 25 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm)

Northwest United Methodist Church (Saturday, October 25 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm) * Check out the link for the list of events within that time frame

Northwest Bible Church (Sunday, October 25 from 5:00-7:00 pm)  * They are collecting socks for homeless children.  Read more about Socktober here: Socktober Campaign

Westerville Christian Church (Sunday, October 25 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm)  Suggested trunk themes: Dr. Seuss, Cartoon Character, Bible Story.  Large event with inflatables, games and food trucks (fee for food).

Treats at Treasures sponsored by Scioto Ridge United Methodist (Sunday, October 25th at 5:00 pm)  This event will take place at Ridgewood Elementary.  Treats will be passed out from decorated tables.

Church of Messiah (Sunday, October 25th from 5:00-6:00 pm)  Children in 5th grade and under can enjoy Trunk or Treating.  Games, a puppet show and food for families.  (Rain location in the gym.)

Trick or “Suites” (October 28 from 6:00-8:00 pm) This is a different spin on trunk or trick or treating and takes place at Embassy Suites in Dublin.  This is a FREE event but you must RSVP.  The Autism Society of Central Ohio has paired with Embassy Suites to allow children with special needs to safely participate in trick or treating activities.

Hilliard Presbyterian Church (Saturday October 31 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm, car show awards at 3:00 pm)

Trunk or Treat at the Hilliard/Ray Patch YMCA (Saturday, October 31 from 5:00-7:00 pm)

Trunk or Treat at Capital City Church (Saturday, October 31 from 5:00-7:00 pm) Games, candy, food and refreshments will be provided for FREE.  Rain or shine this event will take place.

Church of Naz in Grove City (Saturday, October 31 from 6:00-8:00 pm) * Must pre-register!  Click Here:

Be sure to check out a list of Fall Family Activities in Columbus for apple and pumpkin patches.

I’ll be posting an updated list of Upcoming Events in the next few days so be sure to check back!

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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!  Happy Halloween!

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  1. Sarah Lathrop says

    Would love to get our event, added to the list –

    Enjoy a FREE night of games, candy, snacks, and fun for the whole family! Creatively decorated vehicles. Cutely costumed children. Bounce house. Hot Cider. Cookies. Hot Chocolate. Coffee. Candy. So. Much. More.

    (This is a rain or shine event. In the case of inclement weather, we will move inside.)

    Capital City Church, 1290 Old Henderson Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43220
    Saturday, October 31at 5:00pm – 7:00pm –

    Thanks so much, and we hope to see you there!

    • localbusybees says

      Sarah- Thanks for letting me know about this event. I’ll add it to the list and hope to make it with my kids. 🙂


  1. […] My kids and I were in awe of all the creatively decorated car trunks we saw at these events.  It was a super for kiddos because they didn’t have to walk far to get candy, they got to scope out other costumes and have a lot of fun.  I’ll keep my eye for dates and times so check back!  List of TRUNK or TREAT Events […]

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