Enjoy a Spooktacular Halloween season in Athens

Photo via Kristin Miller

Halloween in Athens is upon us! And there are so many ways to celebrate. Here are a few of the events happening in and around Athens over this festive season.


Every Friday and Saturday from Friday, September 28 – Saturday, October 27 Field of Screams at Murphy’s Farm

  • A haunted maze with over 2 miles of spooky fun. Hours are 7:30pm-final ticket sale at 11:30pm. Only $10 to enjoy the haunt!



Saturday, October 20th – 1:00 – 5:00 PM – The Dairy Barn Arts Center Pumpkin Fest

  • Explore The Dairy Barn inside and out and enjoy the holiday crafts and activities with your family. Chesterhill Produce Auction will be on site with their Gourd & Pumpkin Sale for anyone searching for that perfect project. Refreshments & snacks for everyone!



Saturday, October 20 & Saturday, October 27Trunk or Treat aboard the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

  • Enjoy this family-friendly Halloween event in Nelsonville! The new Trunk-or-Treat Train departs the Nelsonville Depot at 6:00 p.m. Taking about two hours round trip, the ride will traverse the spooky Hocking River Valley as many trains have done since 1870! Dress your kids up and have a fun evening out with the family. Parents may dress up too but must be appropriate for all ages! Treats will be available and costumes encouraged!! Find tickets HERE.




Monday, October 22nd – 5:30-7:30 PM: tRAC or Treat – East Green
Tuesday, October 23rd -5:30-7:30 PM: tRAC or Treat – South Green
Wednesday, October 24th -5:30-7:30 PM: tRAC or Treat – West Green





Wednesday, October 24th – 6:00 – 7:00 PM: The Market on State Trick or Treat
Thursday, October 25th
 – 5:30 – 6:30 PM: City of Athens Trick or Treat
Thursday, October 25th – 7:00 PM: Halloween Parade and Game Night at the Athens Community Center
Thursday, October 25th – 5:30 – 6:30 PM: The Plains Trick or Treat
Thursday, October 25th – 5:30 – 6:30 PM: Nelsonville Trick or Treat
Thursday, October 25th – 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Albany Trick or Treat
Thursday, October 25th – 5:30 – 6:30 PM: Chauncey Trick or Treat
Thursday, October 25th – 5:30 – 7:00 PM: New Marshfield Trick or Treat
Thursday, October 25th – 6:00 – 7:30 PM: Coolville Trick or Treat



Photo by Joel Prince


Saturday, October 27th – 6:00 PM: Honey for the Heart parade on Court Street

Saturday, October 27th – 7:00 – 9:00 PM:  Honey for the Heart Ball at Central Venue

Saturday, October 27th – Halloween in Athens Block Party –

  • Athens Halloween is FREE and open to the public! Everyone is welcome to come enjoy a clean and safe party on Court Street in Athens, Ohio. Halloween in Athens has a long and much celebrated tradition that dates back all the way to 1974 when students would quite literally take over Court Street. Court Street, being a road only 3 blocks long that houses over 20 bars and restaurants, has been ground zero for Athens nightlife for as long as anyone can remember. The Athens Halloween Block Party has seen crowds as large as 30,000 people in years past.



Photo courtesy of Athens Halloween



Monday, October 29th – 6:00 – 7:30 PM: Athens Uptown Business Association (AUBA) trick-or-treat in uptown Athens


Photo courtesy of Athens Messenger



Book your spooky stay and one of our frighteningly fantastic hotels, motels, B&Bs or cabins!


Please check this page often as other events are added.