Central Ohio Trick-or-Treat Dates

October 19, 2015

MORPC has set the recommended “Trick-or-Treat” dates for Central Ohio communities for the next five years. In a resolution approved by the Commission, the following formula determines the dates: if Halloween, October 31, falls on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, then Trick-or-Treat will be held the prior Thursday. If Halloween falls on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, then Trick-or-Treat will be held on that day.

Even though the Commission approved a unified date, local communities continue to maintain the authority to change to or keep Trick-or-Treat on October 31. The resolution further reads that in the event of inclement weather, Trick-or-Treat will remain on the unified date and parents will be encouraged to exercise judgment in allowing children to participate.

Keeping to this formula, the dates for Trick-or-Treat for 2015 - 2019 are as follows:

  • 2015 – Thursday, October 29
  • 2016 – Monday, October 31
  • 2017 – Tuesday, October 31
  • 2018 – Wednesday, October 31
  • 2019 – Thursday, October 31

“MORPC is a proponent of pedestrian safety and will continue to promote the importance of safety during Trick-or-Treat, rain or shine,” said William Murdock, MORPC Executive Director. “We will place information regarding Trick-or-Treat on our website and social media. We are also encouraging our local communities to do the same.”

MORPC member communities' dates for Trick-or-Treat for 2015 are available in an interactive map as well as a static listing. Please contact your local community to confirm the day and time for Trick-or-Treat in your area and for further details.