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As Halloween approaches, we wanted to remind you how many fun events and activities exist in Greater Columbus to celebrate the season.
Whether you’re a fan of scares or just looking for a pumpkin patch to pick your favorite squash from, we’ve got you covered here.
We’ll start with less scary stuff, like Pumpkins Aglow at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens; Boo at the zoo; corn mazes, wagon rides and pumpkin patches; All Hallows’ Eve at Ohio Village; and progress to activities with more scares: ZOMBIEzi Bay and six haunted houses full of thrills!
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Pumpkin carving is serious business at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
In preparation for its annual Pumpkins Aglow event, approximately 70 staff and additional volunteers will work on approximately 1,000 pumpkins.
Jack-o’-lanterns are strewn across the conservatory’s ever-beautiful gardens for the event, which takes place from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday from October 13 until October 31.
Pumpkins Aglow is designed as a family-friendly nighttime addition to the ongoing Harvest Blooms event, where some 3,500 pumpkins can be seen on the conservatory during the day.
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boo at the zoo
An October tradition for many families is to enjoy Boo at the zoo. The event is bigger and better this year, taking place all five weekends in October, from Friday afternoon until Sunday at 5 p.m.
“We’re bringing back treat stations this year,” said Jeff Glorioso, director of experiential marketing at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. “There will be 13 treatment stations, primarily at Adventure Cove, around Conservation Lake and in the Asia Quest area.”
Also in the Asia Quest area, a self-guided tour of the Frogwartz Academy, where there will be over 100 pumpkins carved with animal designs. Animal Ambassadors Tommy C. Turtle and Manny Manatee will roam the zoo, and visitors can watch sea lion training or, on Saturdays, the carving of giant pumpkins.
And for pumpkin patch, corn mazes, wagon rides and more, check out the link below!
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This season, all-new haunted spaces join decades-old classic locations in Greater Columbus.
The most recent is the transformation of Zoombezi Bay into ZOMBIEzi Bay, where the water park connected to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium becomes a haunted attraction.
The park will feature four different haunted houses, as well as two “scary areas”, “Decomposed” and “Photosynthesis”, where “scary actors” will jump on visitors.
The park’s rides were also converted for the event, from roller coasters to bumper cars.
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All Hallows’ Eve at Ohio Village
Cheaters in 2021 are likely to dress according to their favorite characters from film, TV and celebrity culture, but those who celebrated Halloween in Ohio in 1898 were more likely to don much more outfits. simple.
“Some of these costumes were imitating animals, but a lot of them were imitating concepts,” said Andrew Hall, lead developer of the experience at Ohio Village, the historically accurate recreation of a small community in Ohio History. Connection towards the end of the 19th century.
But back to those costumes.
For all five Saturdays in October, the Ohio Village will be decked out in all things spooky and spooky for the annual celebration of All Hallows’ Eve by Ohio History Connection – an old name for the day we now know as name “Halloween”.
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Haunted houses to scare
Haunted houses and other spooky spaces in Greater Columbus have opened for their annual Halloween runs. There’s something for everyone, from the new Zombiezi Bay at the Columbus Zoo to the “full sensory assault” of Haunted Hoochie and Dead Acres in Pataskala.
Before you go, be sure to check each attraction’s site for procedures and changes related to COVID-19.
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