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Inside 43215: Tricky Fun and Fun-Filled Treats


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It may seem early to talk Trick-or-Treat, but we found a couple Downtown Halloween favorites already booked. But worry not, there’s still tons of scary good time to be had, and we have some tickets to give away for a goblin and ghoulfriend.

The OGP Halloween Show begins on October 18 and runs through November 3 at MadLab Theatre. The producers of Cow Tipping and Other Love Stories, will lead the way, and chaos is guaranteed. MadLab Theatre and Gallery provides artistic haven for the creation and experience of original work. If you haven’t checked it out, make plans now.

Hang out with the wizards and witches of Harry Potter on Saturday, October 20 at Movies in the Park at Columbus Commons. It’s a cheap date or family adventure since there is no cost; bring a blanket or some lawn chairs while you watch Quidditch under the stars. For more outdoor fun, head on over to the Haunted Ship at the Santa Maria, but watch out. You might come under attack from spiders and rats so don’t turn your back. Tours run several nights so pick what is best for you.

Last we checked, Columbus Landmarks added a Saturday afternoon Haunted Historic Tavern Tour on October 18, but hurry, all the other haunted tours already filled. Same goes for the Haunted Ohio Statehouse Tours. So, if you’ve got a hankering for one those, scare yourself into early action next year.

Just beyond the downtown core, and a quick jaunt on COTA we noticed a few more things going on that provide a haunting good time.

Give the folks at Shadowbox Live a call for tickets for one of their fall favorites. Freaky FallFull Moon and Vampires are all playing, which will leave you pleading for more so why not also reserve tickets for Vampire’s Ball, which runs on Halloween night.

The grown up version of trick-or-treating will happen at the German Village Monster Bash on Saturday, October 20, and of course we’ve got the cool cats in the Short North hosting the Highball Halloween on Saturday, October 27.

Let us know how you have a scary-good time, and we will enter you to win a pair of tickets for OGP Halloween Show at MadLab Theatre and Gallery or one of two sets of two tickets to the Columbus Symphony's Nature's Realm.