Halloween Events in Oxford, Ohio

In the same way that Oxford, Ohio is the perfect place to enjoy autumn, it's also the perfect place for all things Halloween. Anytime you have a place with as much history as Oxford there's bound to be some chilling stories to tell. (I hear Peabody Hall on Western Campus is haunted. Anyone care to confirm?)

This year we are getting back to all Halloween events as usual, like Uptown Trick or Treat OPRD Style and Lions Club Parade!

Below we're listing some of the ways you can experience Halloween all month long in Oxford, OH. This way you'll spend less time searching for events and more time getting your costume ready. Otherwise, you'll end up like a friend of mine who once procrastinated and ended up buying a child's size emoji costume at the last minute out of sheer desperation.

(That friend was Taylor in 2019 and we are still laughing about it!)

Check back because we'll keep updating this post as we learn about more Halloween-y things throughout town.

A graphic for the "Ghosts and Gears Bike Tour."

Ghosts & Gears Bike Tours

When: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays the last 2 weeks in October
Where: Miami University Outdoor Pursuit Center

The Miami University Rec Center is once again organizing some truly spooky guided bike tours to some of Miami's most haunted campus locations! Bikes and helmets are provided if you need them!

Registration will be required. Call 513-529-4732 OR register here.

Howl at the Moon: A Spooky Family Arts Night

When: Tuesday, Oct. 25th from 5 PM - 8 PM
Where: Oxford Community Arts Center (10 S. College Ave)

Join us in the OCAC Gardens for a spooky night of scary fun!

Get ready for a spooktacular time! Outdoor games, a haunted walk, art, snacks, trick-or-treat, and more. Wear a costume, and stay tuned for additional information!

Questions? Let them know! 513-524-8506 or email info@oxarts.org

A graphic for the "Halloween Skate."Halloween Skate at Goggin

When: Saturday, October 29th from 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Goggin Ice Center, 610 S. Oak St., Oxford, OH

Preview your costume at the Halloween-themed skate open to Miami students and the community.

A graphic for "Trick or Treat ORPD Style."

Uptown Trick or Treat and Lions Club Parade (WILL BE UPDATED ASAP)

When: Thursday Oct. 27th 7:00pm
Where: High St, Oxford, OH

Join OPRD as we get back to our annual Trick-or-Treat event at Uptown Parks. From 2:30-4:30 PM, stop by for some Live Entertainment from Cincinnati Circus, play Carnival Games for candy/prizes and make sure you watch the always entertaining Pet Costume Contest! Best of all...IT'S FREE!!!

2:30-4:30 pm (activities, games, candy, uptown business trick or treating, etc.)

3:30 pm – Pet Costume Contest

5:00 pm* – Lions Club Parade (*still awaiting confirmation on this)

Followed by the Lions Club Halloween Parade. Join in the fun by gathering on Beech Street and proceeding east on High Street for all to see!

A graphic for the Oxford 2021 Trick or Treat.Oxford Residential Trick or Treat

When: Sunday, Oct. 31st from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Oxford, OH neighborhoods

The City of Oxford residential trick-or-treating is Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021! Little ones can get dressed up and receive candy or other goodies.

If you're staying in but want to hang out candy, make sure to turn on your porch light so people know you're participating!

Top 5 Halloween Fire Safety Tips from the Oxford Fire Department:

  • Use a battery-operated candle or glow stick in jack-o-lanterns
  • When choosing costumes, stay away from long trailing fabric
  • Teach children to stay away from open flames, including jack-o-lanterns with candles in them.
  • Dried flowers, cornstalks, and crepe paper catch fire easily. Keep all decorations away from open flames and other heat sources like light bulbs and heaters
  • Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume.
  • Remember to keep exits clear of decorations so nothing blocks escape routes. Make sure all smoke alarms are working.

A graphic for the "WTP Haunted House."

Walking Theatre Project Haunted House

When: November 1 from 7 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Center of Performing Arts Courtyard & Arts Quad

Join the Walking Theatre Project for their haunted house. This is a charity fundraiser for Circle of Friends for Mental Health.

*If rain is bad they will reschedule.

Updated on 09/30/2022

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