Oct. 24 – Haunted Village is Fun for All.

Pickerington Online’s interns will be haunting Victory Park this year. Sign up for the ghost tour to help them solve a mystery.

October 25, 2023
By Emily Greer, Pickerington Online Intern

As the temperature drops, and the leaves slowly change to vibrant hues of orange and red, many look forward to the Halloween festivities. For those of us in Pickerington, the Haunted Village is a tradition we look forward to each year. The event will be taking place on October 26th, from 6-8 pm. With various spooky activities and new endeavors, this annual event promises fun for all ages. 

One of the most cherished elements of the Haunted Village is the tradition of Trick-or-Treating through the Olde Village. Local businesses will join in the celebrations, offering delectable treats to the costumed crowd.

In addition, the hayride, a beloved part of the Haunted Village, is set to return once again, offering a scenic tour of the Haunted Village adorned in its eerie decorations. It’s the perfect way to soak in the spooky atmosphere.

This year, however, there’s an exciting twist to the ghost tour. Working with Pickerington Online, event organizers have turned the tour into a haunted mystery at Victory Park. Participants will go on a journey to solve the puzzle of who, or what, is haunting the Olde Village. This additional layer of intrigue promises an eerie and chilling experience.

If you happen to get hungry during the event, there will be an array of food vendors serving many different dishes. This is a great way to enjoy delicious food while embracing the Halloween spirit. Stop by Mauger’s Donuts for free doughnuts courtesy of the Pickerington Lions Club.

Trick-or-Treat around downtown.
Image from the city of Pickerington

David Beckham, a local photographer, will provide an inflatable maze through his studio. Meanwhile, the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Museum is opening the doors to a haunted house in the basement. For the younger crowd, there’s the promise of temporary tattoos upstairs, ensuring that every member of the family can participate in the spine-tingling celebrations.

The Haunted Village is a frightfully fantastic event, and with its wide array of activities, it offers something to visitors of all ages. Families can enjoy spending time together, creating eerie memories and basking in the spooky surroundings. Whether you’re a child, ready to put on your favorite costume and get some candy, or an adult who’s never outgrown the Halloween spirit, this event will provide you with a frightfully fun night. 

Pickerington is buzzing with excitement for this year’s Haunted Village. While the core of the event remains the same, many enhancements have been introduced to make it even more interesting and exciting. The goal is to bring our community together for an evening filled with smiles, scares, and Halloween hilarity.  

Explore the Haunted Museum.
Photo from the Pickerington-Violet Township Historical Society

The Haunted Village is a highlight of the spooky season, a time when Pickerington comes alive with the spirit of the holiday. With engaging activities for all ages, from Trick-or-Treating to ghost tours, this event is a testament to the character, capabilities, and camaraderie of Pickerington. So, don your favorite costume, round up your loved ones, and join in on the Halloween merrymaking in the Olde Village. Visit the Haunted Village on October 26th, from 6-8 PM, for a hair-raising night of Halloween magic and community-wide celebrations. 

Message from the Pickerington Police Department:

In order to help make this a safe event, the Pickerington Police Department will be closing down the following roadways beginning at 5:00 PM on Thursday:

  • W. Columbus St. / SR 256 between Cross St. and Lockville Road.
  • N. Center St. between W. Church St. and W. Columbus St.
  • Park Alley between Cross St. & Lockville Rd.

Please note there will be no parking in these areas beginning at 1:00 PM that day.

We suggest the following east-west detour routes:

  • Meadows Blvd. between N. Center St. & SR-256
  • Town Square Dr. between N. Center St. & SR-256
  • Opportunity Way between Hill Rd. South & Lockville Rd.