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! There will be a photo station, haunted garden (children's garden), ghoulish goodies, a special Trick-or-Treat for the little ones at 6pm, AND all the activities listed below:

- Pumpkin Painting

- Face Painting

- Howl at the Moon Station

- Giant Pumpkin Art Project

- Bowling for Ghosts

- Pumpkin-Chuckin'

- Witch's Hat Ring Toss

- Much More!

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

Halloween Skate at Goggin

When: Saturday, October 29th from 3:15 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. Just $7.50 w/FREE skate rental! (Friendly reminder- Miami is now a cashless campus so bring the plastic!) There will also be snacks, games, costume content, Halloween music, and lots of fun!

Uptown Trick or Treat and Lions Club Parade (begins at 7 PM)

When: Thursday, October 27 from 4:30 PM- 6:30 PM
Where: High St, Oxford, OH

Celebrate all things ghouly and ghostly in your favorite costume- humans and pets included! Enjoy carnival games, pet costume contests, and trick-or-treating door to door at our friendly uptown businesses. When you're done collecting candy, stick around for the Lion's Club Halloween Parage which will begin at 7 PM, and travel down High Street for all to see and enjoy. This event is free.

Trunk or Treat

When: Wednesday, October 26th from 6PM - 8PM
Where: 401 Western College Drive

Show off the little one's costumes and enjoy music, candy and a fun party! Hosted by Mini University, this is a Halloween event you won't want to miss out on this year.

Oxford Residential Trick or Treat

When: Monday, October 31st from 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM
Where: Oxford, OH neighborhoods

What's this? Good, old-fashioned door-to-door trick or treating? That's right! Join your neighbors and walk through the residential areas of Oxford for Halloween night trick-or-treating. Make sure to wear reflective clothing, carry a flashlight, and stick to a buddy system. We want you to have the best Halloween ever, and that means staying safe, too.

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 costumes.
  • Remember to keep exits clear of decorations so nothing blocks escape routes. Make sure all smoke alarms are working.

Updated on 10/19/2022

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