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.


Ghosts & Gears Bike Tours

When: 6 - 8 PM, Wednesdays - Fridays throughout October
Where: Miami University Campus

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: Wednesday, Oct. 20th 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!

There will be lots of fun family games & activities which include: Pumpkin Painting, Face-painting, Howl at the Moon Station, Giant Pumpkin Art Project, Bowling for Ghosts, Pumpkin-Chunkin', and Witch's Hat Ring Toss.

There will also be a Photo Station, Haunted Garden - Children’s Garden, some Ghoulish Goodies, Special Trick-or-Treat for the little ones at 6 PM, and much more!

While outside, masks are optional, according to the City of Oxford's ordinance. Masks for ages 3 and up are mandatory while inside the OCAC building. Staff and volunteers will be masked for the consideration of all.

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


Trunk or Treat with Oxford Bible Fellowship

When: Tuesday, October 26, 7 - 8 pm. Rain date: Wednesday, October 27, 7 - 8 pm.

Where: Oxford Bible Fellowship, 800 S Maple Ave. Oxford, Ohio

Trunk or Treat, drinks, hot chocolate, and hotdogs 7- 8 pm


Trunk-or-Treat with Mini University

When: Wednesday, Oct. 27th from 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Where: Mini University (401 Western College Dr.)

Mini University is having an Oxford Community Trunk or Treat in a safe, family-friendly environment.


Halloween Skate at Goggin

When: Saturday, October 30 from 3:00 PM - 5: 00 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. Only $7.50 admission with FREE skate rental!


Uptown Trick or Treat and Lions Club Parade

When: Rescheduled for Sunday 31 from 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Where: Uptown Parks, 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!


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.

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 10/27/2021

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