A central Ohio Halloween tradition - All Hallows' Eve - returns to Ohio Village on October 13 and 20. This guest post comes from Mark Holbrook, Marketing Manager for the Ohio Historical Society.

Krazy Kate!

One of the great things about Ohio Village is it is such a versatile backdrop for creating fun, family oriented events using traditions from the past. And All Hallow’s Eve is no exception.

The spooky night-time event in Ohio Village has become a Central Ohio tradition for more than 30 years. And so have the characters that stroll the boardwalks. Like Krazy Kate, Gravedigger John and the Widow. And of course, no Halloween celebration past or present would be complete without an authentic Irish Wake!

Activities for the young and old can be found throughout the Village. Pumpkin carving, mask decorating and the Amazing Maze are just a few of the fun things to do. Or you can have your fortune told by one of our questionable characters. Whether it’s palm reading, astrology or dominoes, you’ll learn how people sought out the future 150 years ago. Them there’s the Museum of Oddities. How odd? You will have to come and find out. You will also want to be sure to see the Dancer of Mystery.

There’s just something special about being outdoors on a crisp fall night; sitting around a bonfire, enjoying friends and family. And that’s how we end All Hallow’s Eve at Ohio Village ... with everyone enjoying a bonfire and a chilling story. Cuddle up next to someone and thrill to a live telling of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hallow. This Halloween tradition comes to life with appearances by Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman.

All Hallow’s Eve takes place October 13 and 20 from 5:30–9:30 p.m. You can find out more at: http://www.ohiohistory.org/programs--events/ohio-village/all-hallows-eve

~ Guest post by Mark Holbrook, Marketing Manager for the Ohio Historical Society